An airport doesn't tell you much about a country. But its rivers – well, that's a different story. River cruising is a more civilized way to see a country and its people at work and play. It's a journey through history and ever-changing scenery. River cruising gives you the real experience. And it does it in style.
Amsterdam to Budapest via Cologne and Vienna. St Petersburg to Moscow. St Louis to Memphis. Even the names are enough to generate a buzz of excitement. Take each journey and you'll discover the sights no air traveller could see as they soar overhead. Every new destination is a thrilling assault on the senses – and you'll only have to unpack once.
Onboard, the atmosphere is always relaxed and informal. Because you're sailing waterways, not high seas, there's no seasickness to contend with. Your ship is relatively small and intimate, so you don't feel lost in the crowd. You get to know your fellow travellers. There's no mile-long trek between room and deck. Sometimes, it can feel as if the whole experience has been laid on just for you.
At The Cruise Village, you'll only find 4* and 5* experiences from the river cruising names you know and trust. Select your perfect cruise from AMA Waterways, Viking River Cruises, Avalon Waterways and more here.
Each new destination comes with a choice of guided walks and tours. You're free to join as many or as few as you wish, explore at your own pace, or stay on board and relax. Wherever your day takes you, you'll be welcomed back on board with local cuisine, fine wines and the anticipation of tomorrow.
We're the people first timers trust to help them fall in love with river cruising. And once they're smitten, we're the ones they call to book again.
We've been arranging stress-free holidays for over 55 years. There's no automated answering system. Just real people, ready to make booking as stress-free as the cruise. The same people will keep you updated in the run up to your departure so you know exactly what's happening when. And they'll call you when you get back to make sure everything went as planned.
Book your 2017/2018 river cruising break with The Cruise Village now. Search for your next adventure here or call us on 0800 810 8220.
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