Up to 75% off New Zealand activities
Available on activities such as skydiving, rafting, hiking, ziplining, whale watching and more. Destinations include Queenstown, Taupo, Rotorua, Milford Sound and more.
Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
There’s something utterly romantic about exploring Europe by boat. Whether you’re travelling down the Danube through Austria, Hungary and Serbia where castles and charming towns emerge around every turn, or along the River Rhine through Switzerland, Germany and Amsterdam where dramatic mountains and heritage canals paint the landscape – seeing Europe by river is an experience like no other.
Keen to board ship and set sail? These are the companies offering river cruises with the most arresting landscapes in Europe. Where will you go?
Boasting a handful of awards including Best Luxury Cruise Line 2015 by Cruise Passenger Magazine and Best Luxury Tour Operator 2016 by Luxury Travel Magazine, Scenic Cruises has made a name for itself in luxury tourism. Its 5 star cruise ships travel throughout Europe, Russia and Asia offering services that include airport-to-boat transport, unlimited access to top-shelf beverages, personal butler services and onshore excursions tailored to your whims and desires. Quality, thy name is Scenic.
A cruise company that needs no introduction, APT Touring has a reputation for being the most innovative and awarded luxury river cruise operator in Europe – and with good reason. Its fleet sails throughout Africa, Asia and Europe, delivering personalised service, all-inclusive luxuries and amenities and grand on-shore hotel experiences on each and every cruise. Go on, spoil yourself.
A member of the larger Globus travel company, Avalon Waterways has an extensive catalogue of cruise experiences for whatever your fancy. Choose your cruise by region, country or even theme – beer appreciation river cruise anyone? The sky (or should that be the water?) is the limit.
Viking Cruises prides itself in offering an intimate on-water experience. Each one of its longships typically caters to less than 200 guests, delivering a relaxing and uncrowded on-board experience. Its river cruises travel along the Danube, Rhine, Douro (Portugal) and Elbe (Germany) rivers with numerous guided tours being offered at each docked city, making the experience not only intimate, but immersive as well.
Those who prefer a faster-paced river cruise experience can explore G Adventures’ sailing options. Although limited to Burgundy for European adventures, the tour company offers exceptionally intimate boats (a maximum of 22 passengers) making it ideal for larger groups or for social butterflies who enjoy the company of strangers.
Based out of Germany, A-Rosa’s humble fleet of 11 vessels is dedicated to river cruises through Germany and Eastern Europe. For those who prefer touristic luxuries, five of its bespoke ships are designated for international travellers with a variety of international cuisines and languages available.
Whether you’re young or young-at-heart, Intrepid Travel offers adventurous sailing that will fuel your lust for travel. Its fleet of Europe-based yachts travel through the Mediterranean, with each housing up to 11 passengers who won’t have to lift a finger to help sail the ship – unless of course, you want to.
A brand from a well-know luxury river cruise company that caters to millennials. It sails to rivers of Europe and has stops at famous cities.
|Company||Meals included?||Beverages included?||Solo-traveller friendly?||Excursions included?||Extras included?|
|Scenic Cruises||Yes||Yes||Yes (Supplement)||Yes||Butler service|
|APT||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Airport transfers and gratuities|
|Avalon Waterways||Yes||Yes||Yes (Supplement)||Yes||Wi-Fi access|
|Viking Cruises||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Wi-Fi access|
|G Adventures||Most||Yes||Yes||Yes||Internal flights (select tours)|
|U by Uniworld||Yes||No||Yes (Supplement)||Yes||Gratuities|
Shares in the beverage maker had lifted nearly 15% since February.
Avoid unnecessary plastic waste by investing in a pack of reusable coffee pods for your home or office.
Opt for an eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush and help reduce the amount of plastic waste in your household.
Single use plastic bags are out, so you may as well choose something stylish to carry your shopping in?
In this guide we take a look at some of the greenest cryptocurrencies and alternatives to Bitcoin, and explain how they work and where you can buy them.
Your easy-to-follow guide to buying Tower shares on New Zealand’s Exchange.
Are you a novice investor who wants to buy My Food Bag (MFB) shares on the NZX. We’ll show you how here.
If you want to buy DGL Group shares but don’t know how, this guide offers simple, step-by-step instructions.
The novice investor’s guide to buying HLG shares on New Zealand’s Exchange.
Your simple, step-by-step guide to buying Sanford shares on the NZX.
finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are from companies from which finder.com receives compensation. We may receive compensation from our partners for placement of their products or services. We may also receive compensation if you click on certain links posted on our site. While compensation arrangements may affect the order, position or placement of product information, it doesn't influence our assessment of those products. Please don't interpret the order in which products appear on our Site as any endorsement or recommendation from us. finder.com compares a wide range of products, providers and services but we don't provide information on all available products, providers or services. Please appreciate that there may be other options available to you than the products, providers or services covered by our service.