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Europe River Cruising

Discover the delights along the Europe's great rivers on a fully-inclusive cruise along the Rhine, Moselle, Danube, Rhone, Seine, Dordogne or Douro. Enjoy ever-changing views, exceptional dining, fine wines and stylish surroundings aboard your beautiful river ship.

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  • Destinations
  • Special Deals

Overview

For centuries, Europe's waterways have connected and divided the cities, towns and villages along their shores. Experience Europe from this unique vantage point on a river cruise with APT. Bringing the elegance, amenities and superb cuisine of a fine hotel to the water, our river ships provide an intimate cruising experience. Unpack once and wake up in a new place each day, ready to explore on a wealth of included sightseeing excursions, led by expert local guides.

Destinations

Rising in the Swiss Alps, the Rhine offers some of the most picturesque cruising in Europe, particularly where it runs through Germany's Rhine Gorge. Here, hillsides are dotted with quaint towns, lush vineyards, ancient castles and castle ruins.
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A feat of engineering that opened in 1992, the stair-step lock of this canal allow ships to climb some 175m and cross Europe's Continental Divide. Linking the Main and Danube rivers, it runs from Bamberg to Kelheim.
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Flowing through 10 countries and four capitals, the Danube River is Europe's second-largest river, taking in romantic cities including Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg en route. Enjoy a tapestry of history, culture and beautiful landscapes.
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Delight in the charming Provençal landscape with its quaint villages and fields of sunflowers and lavender, as you travel sedately through southern France, taking in the beautiful cities of Lyon, Avignon and Arles. Discover the sun-baked terroir of the beautiful Beaujolais wine region.
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Wend your way past pretty waterside villages and towns in the delightful Bordeaux countryside, where rolling hills and vineyards are the source of some of the world’s finest wines and one of the rarest and most delicious delicacies – black truffles.
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For centuries, artists have been drawn to the banks of the Seine for inspiration. After coursing through the heart of Paris, it meanders through the countryside of north-west France before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre and Honfleur. 
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Decorated with deep gorges, adorned with lush vineyards and dotted with sleepy fishing villages along its banks, the Douro is one of Europe's most unspoiled rivers.
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Nowhere is APT’s expertise more evident. You’ll cruise aboard a luxurious 5-star river ship, enjoy Signature Experiences, a host of unforgettable culinary experiences and exceptional service; and can personalise your vacation with Freedom of Choice.
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Offering comfort at a price that represents outstanding value, Premium cruises provide a balance of included sightseeing & leisure time. Enjoy quality dining aboard a four-star river ship - all delivered with APT’s trademark exceptional service.
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Bringing the elegance and amenities of a boutique hotel to the water, our European river ships offer a truly memorable experience. Whether you set sail aboard one of Luxury or Premium river ships your accommodation is sure to delight. 
Our Fleet

All the guides have been wonderful but we particularly enjoyed Vaclav's friendly, humorous manner but most of all his incredible knowledge was outstanding.

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  • As everyone has different tastes, we offer a choice of Luxury or Premium vacations
  • Download PDFs, read online or have a brochure delivered to your door
  • Delight in a range of onboard dining experiences, created by master chefs using only the finest local ingredients
  • Personalise your holiday in select locations with our included Freedom of Choice activities and dining options
  • Travel with ease knowing you'll have a dedicated Cruise or Tour Director on hand to assist with anything you need
  • Enjoy everything included, from overseas transfers and luggage porterage to port charges and tipping
  • Retire each day to your floating hotel, and relax in your stylish and comfortable room or suite
  • Experience centuries of epic history, esteemed legend and regal enchantment as you traverse the cultural canvas of Europe