Whether exploring by luxury ship or river barge, Europe river cruises reveal the continent’s centuries of history, culture, and beauty. These journeys are at their best when combined with land programs.

If you’re keen to visit multiple countries in one trip, Ker & Downey’s Europe river cruises offer several options. Consider the Moselle River, traveling through the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Experiences in Germany and France collide with the wonder of Switzerland and the Netherlands on a Rhine River cruise. The inland waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium come alive annually with colorful tulips. The Danube River, a highly prized waterway, becomes the access point to multiple countries in Western and Eastern Europe.  And, furthermore, toward the end of the year, ferrying visitors to the best Christmas markets in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Highly specialized programs are also possible throughout Europe; some of our favorites embark through France. These exclusive journeys combine elevated wine and champagne experiences with evenings in luxury chateaux and overnights aboard luxury ships. Russia’s Volga River offers a journey that frequently leaves travelers in awe of the countrysides and peaceful villages.

Europe river cruises do not have to be crowded, mega-ship affairs. Luxury river barges often host far fewer passengers and maintain the same standard of exceptional personalized service. Whatever your preference, our experts can pair you with the perfect vessel to realize your river cruising dreams.

Ker & Downey’s specialty is hand-crafting journeys unique to you, and our designers relish the opportunity to create a unique pre- and post-cruise program to pair perfectly with your journey. Contact our experts for Europe river cruises and take the first step toward planning your own journey.