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River Cruises

The rivers of the world are fast becoming hotspots for travelers. European river cruising has boomed in the last decade, and cruise lines are expanding to more exotic and interesting parts of the globe every year. So whether you'd like to sail gently along as medieval castles float by your balcony or you prefer the hustle and bustle of a trip through an Asian metropolis, we can help you find your perfect river cruise. Take a look at where you can go by riverboat.
River Cruise Basics
River cruises are an increasingly popular option for travelers. Get the inside scoop to find out why and what to expect.
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88% Loved It
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Cairo (Port Said) -> Cairo (Port Said) -> Dendera -> Safaga -> Kom Ombro -> Aswan -> Edfu -> Safaga -> Cairo (Port Said) -> Cairo (Port Said)
85% Loved It
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Amsterdam -> Kinderdijk -> Cologne -> Koblenz -> Miltenberg -> Wurzburg -> Bamberg -> Nuremberg -> Regensburg -> Passau -> Melk -> Vienna -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Budapest
82% Loved It
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Bordeaux -> Cadillac -> Cadillac -> Saint-Emilion -> Blaye -> Pauillac -> Bordeaux -> Bordeaux
81% Loved It
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Seattle -> San Juan Islands -> San Juan Islands -> Seattle

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River Cruise Reviews

  • Picture Perfect   mxz9750
    04/16
    I heard good things about it. I know that the Rheine River has many natural beauties, castles, little villages, vinehards, etc. It is pictures perfect. I also knew that Viking does everything right. They are thoughtful and very organized in all ... Read more
  • A great River Cruise   Breezy294
    04/16
    This was our third Viking River Cruise. We went on this cruise as we wished to visit Paris and the Normandy Beaches. When we booked this cruise over a year before we sailed we believed the ship would be moored close to the centre of Paris. ... Read more
  • 04/16
    Sailed from Budapest to Passau, then continued with Viking's four-day trip extension to Prague. We chose this route because it was requested by friends who accompanied us; my wife and I had actually sailed the Budapest-to-Nuremburg "Christmas ... Read more
  • 03/16
    Bordeaux is a beautiful city;we had been there before but enjoyed exploring more of it. It has the elegance of Paris without the traffic. Viking Forseti is a very comfortable boat with first class service. Everyone of the staff was extremely ... Read more
  • 03/16
    The top of my bucket list included Austria, and we had heard that river cruising was the way to go. We were not disappointed. From the moment we were met at the airport to the time we were picked up to leave for home, we were the most pampered: ... Read more
  • A Great Cruise   RoniVee*EdVee
    03/16
    Our cruise on Viking River Cruise was all that we expected and more. We chose the least expensive cabin and were pleasantly surprised. It was small but very cozy and comfortable. We had all the amenities that we would have received in a far more ... Read more
  • 03/16
    Fantastic cruise, fantastic restaurants, fantastic ship, fantastic staff, fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic guide (Joshua). This was our China anniversary (20 years) so we picked China for our holiday. We were not disappointed. The whole ... Read more
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