There are five cruise lines which offer mini river cruises in 2020. These include: Amadeus, Avalon Waterways, CroisiEurope, Riviera Travel and Saga.
Mini river cruises typically last for four or five nights, although three-night sailings are sometimes available too. Typically, a four-night river cruise will give you three full days in which to explore three different European ports of call, although on some itineraries you may visit more than one destination per day. A mini river cruise is a great way to explore several destinations during a short break or weekend away.
If you’re new to river cruising, a mini cruise can be the perfect way to dip your toe in the water, so to speak, and see if a river cruise holiday is for you, without the commitment of a longer holiday. It’s also a great way to spend a few hours exploring new cities to see which ones you would like to return to for city breaks or holidays in the future.
With a mini cruise, you probably won’t want to travel too far, but you won’t need to as there is so much to explore along the waterways of Europe, which are just a short flight or Eurostar journey away.
Many of our river cruises include flights in the price, or you could opt for Eurostar train or coach which are both available on many sailings and can sometimes even reduce the price of your cruise. Take a look at our selection of short river cruises below and call our Cruise Concierge team to book.
If you’d like a quote for a mini river cruise which includes Eurostar, coach, or flights from your regional airport, just give us a call on 0800 197 0854 and one of our dedicated Cruise Concierge team will be happy to assist.
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