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Cabins are selling fast for summer river cruises in 2018 View our hand-picked 2018 summer river cruises

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The Best Summer River Cruises for 2018

There is no better time to take to the world’s rivers than summer. River cruises during the warmer months don’t simply promise brighter weather; 2018 sailings also afford fabulous savings and exciting extras.

A hand-picked selection of river voyages

2018 summer river cruises are an amazing way to see the world from a new perspective. We think you’ll fall in love with life on the water, which is why we have hand-picked a selection of 2018 river voyages just for you.

  • AmaWaterways: FREE flights and transfers.
  • Avalon Waterways: Low deposits from £99pp and HUGE savings plus, FREE VIP private chauffeur home pick-up service.
  • Emerald Waterways: FREE all-inclusive drinks and HUGE savings.
  • Scenic: FREE door-to-door transfers and HUGE savings.
  • Viking River Cruises: HUGE early booking savings of up to £2,000 per couple.

And this is just a handful of our best river cruise deals for summer 2018.

Where will you explore in 2018?

2018 river cruises promise beauty, fascination and unforgettable memories. Take to the sun-kissed Douro on voyages through Porto, Lisbon and Salamanca, home to UNESCO World Heritage sites and beautiful coastal towns. Or there is the Danube; an iconic river cradling the charming city of Budapest and the hidden gem that is Nuremberg.

Further afield there is the Yangtze; the gateway to mighty China and a whole world of history and culture. Visit incredible cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, walk the incredible Great Wall of China and marvel at the Terracotta Warriors in Xian.

There is a river cruise for everyone – all you need to do is find yours!

Book our best summer 2018 offers

Booking your 2018 summer river cruise couldn’t be easier. Take a look at the itineraries below to find your perfect escape, and call our Cruise Concierge on 0800 197 0854 to book your trip. Having sailed with all of our river cruise lines themselves, our Concierge team are perfectly placed to help you plan your summer sailing.

1 South of France 32 sailing dates
  • Scenic River Cruises
  • South of France
  • 10 April 2018 - 12 nights
  • Chalon-Sur-Saone to Tarascon
  • Best of Summer | Includes FREE door-to-door transfers and HUGE savings of up to £1,250 per couple
2 A Taste Of The Danube7 sailing dates
3 Romantic Rhine141 sailing dates
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Romantic Rhine
  • 15 April 2018 - 7 nights
  • Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Holland
  • Best of Summer | Includes FREE VIP transfers and savings of up to £400
4 Rhine Highlights29 sailing dates
  • Scenic River Cruises
  • Rhine Highlights
  • 23 April 2018 - 7 nights
  • Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Holland
  • Best of Summer | Includes FREE door-to-door transfers and HUGE savings of up to £1,250 per couple
5 Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul12 sailing dates
  • Uniworld River Cruises
  • Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul
  • 23 April 2018 - 11 nights
  • Istanbul to Budapest
  • Best of Summer | Includes FREE flights and FREE chauffeur driven transfers
6 Dutch Sights and Belgian Delights2 sailing dates
7 Waterways of the Tsars61 sailing dates
8 Medieval Germany - the Main to the Danube River14 sailing dates
9 Rhine Getaway208 sailing dates
10 Gems of Northern Italy87 sailing dates
11 Castles along the Rhine51 sailing dates
12 Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley25 sailing dates
13 Romantic Danube288 sailing dates
14 Enchantment of Eastern Europe17 sailing dates
15 Rhine Getaway208 sailing dates
  • Viking Cruises
  • Rhine Getaway
  • 04 August 2018 - 7 nights
  • Amsterdam, Holland to Basel, Switzerland
  • Best of Summer | HUGE early booking savings of up to £2,000 per couple
16 Splendours of Europe34 sailing dates
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Splendours of Europe
  • 10 August 2018 - 14 nights
  • Amsterdam, Holland to Budapest
  • Best of Summer | Includes FREE all-inclusive drinks and HUGE savings of up to £1,250 per couple
17 Sensations of Southern France27 sailing dates
18 Danube Delights27 sailing dates
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Danube Delights
  • 31 August 2018 - 7 nights
  • Nuremberg to Budapest
  • Best of Summer | Includes FREE all-inclusive drinks and HUGE savings of up to £1,250 per couple
19 Gems of the Danube47 sailing dates
20 Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg15 sailing dates
21 Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence46 sailing dates
22 Paris To Normandy's Landing Beaches49 sailing dates
23 The Blue Danube57 sailing dates
24 Unforgettable Douro with Madrid - Porto to Madrid24 sailing dates
  • Scenic River Cruises
  • Unforgettable Douro with Madrid - Porto to Madrid
  • 19 November 2018 - 13 nights
  • Bem-vindo to Madrid
  • Best of Summer | Includes FREE door-to-door transfers and HUGE savings of up to £1,250 per couple
25 Delightful Douro7 sailing dates

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