European River Cruises

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Experience the Best River Cruises in Europe with Scenic 

Join Scenic in 2021 for a luxury European river cruise on the waterways of Europe, and journey through a land of indelible culture and heritage.
Cruise through Europe’s historic river systems on board our innovative Scenic Space-Ships. Delivering a small ship boutique all-inclusive cruising experience, with only up to 163 guests, our Space-Ships evoke a more personalized and intimate environment. Thanks to our impressive fleet,
you can cruise to every corner of Europe in luxurious and spacious surrounds – the perfect way to unearth the enriching highlights of the continent.
Discover the ‘joie de vivre’ of France on the Seine, Saône, Rhône, Garonne and Dordogne. Bask in the sun-kissed beauty of Portugal’s Douro. Or cruise the classic routes of western Europe on a Rhine river cruise or central Europe's cultural heartland on a Danube river cruise. Visit world famous cities and some of Europe’s most picturesque towns and villages as you enjoy our extensive collection of included tailormade Scenic Freechoice excursions and exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences – and all in the utmost elegance and luxury. This is 5-star river cruising, your way. 
  • Architecture enthusiasts
    Rhine and Danube
  • Culture Vultures
  • Explorers
  • History Buffs
    Volga and Seine
  • Wine-connoiseurs
    Rhône and Saône

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Life on-board a Scenic Space-Ship

Both on-board and onshore, we go to the Nth degree to provide the ultimate European river cruise experience. Our fleet of 5-star Space-Ships are among the most spacious and luxurious on the continent, each meticulously designed and crafted to offer the very best in safe, luxurious river travel.

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Enriching Excursions, Every Step of the Way

Wherever you choose to travel on the rivers of Europe, extraordinary moments await around every passing bend. Our journey designers have handpicked a collection of exclusive experiences in every destination we visit. We call these excursions Enrich and Freechoice, and they’re available to all of our guests at no additional cost. 

Scenic Freechoice gives you the freedom to explore Europe’s finest destinations at your own pace. Cycle the banks of the Danube between Melk and Dürnstein, explore Mozart’s former home in Salzburg, or rummage a French food market in Lyon. With Scenic Freechoice, you have the flexibility to personalise your days ashore by choosing the activities that suit your taste. 

And as for Scenic Enrich, these exclusive encounters transport you to the cultural heart of local life, providing special memories to treasure. From a classical concert in Avignon’s spectacular Palais de Papes, to a medieval banquet in Germany’s imposing Marksburg Castle — a truly spectacular experience awaits with Scenic Enrich.


The charms of Europe are yours to discover in even more depth when you decide to add an extraordinary city stay or extension to your European river cruise.

Our European river cruise destinations

Explore beautiful cultural destinations such as Vienna, Prague and Amsterdam, journey through time as you uncover historical architecture and sail into spectacular surroundings on board our European river cruises.

Travel through Bordeaux on the Dordogne, or relax on the Rhône on our French river cruises. Or start your adventure on the Upper Rhine river in Germany, as you experience the diverse cultural experience the country has to offer. Try embarking on a journey of a lifetime through the largest country in the world – Russia. Our European river cruises to this fascinating country will take you along the 2,294-mile-long Volga river, the largest river in Europe, as you experience St. Petersburg, Moscow and more - all in five-star luxury.

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