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custom touring river cruises in europe

Custom Touring offers you a smooth and gentle ride along the world’s most remarkable scenic waterways.  The supreme comfort and convenience of our European River Cruises makes this the premier way to experience magnificent cities, historic villages and little-seen enclaves. From your stateroom balcony, view castles and fortresses towering on both sides, seemingly close enough toreach out and touch them.  When your ship docks in the heart of town, stroll ashore for included excursions or set off to explore on a complimentary bicycle.  Unpack just once, then settle in as each destination comes to you.  A sense of adventure and a sense of home combined in one holiday. Choose from a great variety of the world’s most scenic waterways which were the original highways between great cities built along the water’s edge. 

Here you are spoiled for choice - browse just some of our European River Cruise destinations below.
Prices quoted are per person sharing in Category E cabins. Cabin upgrades are available on request.
The choice is yours - where would you like to cruise?
2020 prices, date dependent, subject to availability and confirmation at the time of booking. Request a rate for 2021.

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley winemaking region and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.

  • Countries Visited: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • River(s): Danube

RATES: 7 nights cruise only - From US$ 2749
Add 2 nights Budapest pre-cruise, 3 nights Prague post-cruise - US$1390

Blue Danube river cruise with Custom Touring
Blue Danube river cruise map

Journey along the Danube through four European countries and see first-hand why this fabled river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Explore the vibrant streets of Budapest and Bratislava and the elegant avenues of Vienna, known to music lovers as the birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley, home to picturesque vineyards, charming hamlets and a spectacular 900-year-old Baroque-style abbey.

  • Countries Visited: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • River(s): Danube

RATES: 7 nights cruise only - From US$ 2049
Add 2 nights Budapest pre-cruise, 3 nights Prague post-cruise - US$1390

Danube River Cruise with Custom Touring
Melodies of the Danube cruise map

From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Starting from Lyon, France’s culinary capital, savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. Enjoy hunting for truffles, refining your Provençal cooking skills, and learning how to pair chocolate with wine. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Avignon and be inspired!

  • Countries Visited: France
  • River(s): Rhone

RATES:7 nights cruise only - From US$ 3099
Add 3 nights Paris pre-cruise and 3 nights Barcelona post-cruise  - US$ 2220
Add 3 nights Paris pre-cruise and 3 nights Nice post-cruise         - US$ 2370

Provence river cruise with Custom Touring
Provence river cruise map

Begin your journey in Luxembourg, where you will board your ship. Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and continue through the meandering Mosel River Valley, its steep hillsides covered with vineyards. Visit the German villages of Bernkastel and Cochem and experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine River Gorge, dotted with picturesque fortresses and castle ruins. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns seemingly untouched by time before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg.

  • Countries Visited: Germany, Luxembourg
  • River(s): Danube, Main, Mosel, Rhine

RATES:7 nights cruise only - From US$ 2799
Add 3 nights Prague pre-cruise and 3 nights Paris post-cruise - US$2070

Europe's rivers and castles with Custom Touring
Europe's rivers and castles cruise map

Begin your journey down the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages in Porto and continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego. Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the beautiful inland countryside and the palace and gardens of Mateus. Explore the 24th-century Alpendurada Monastery before concluding your cruise in Porto.Spend 3 nights in Lisbon, then enjoy a relaxing 7-night cruise through the Douro River Valley

  • Countries Visited: Portugal, Spain
  • River(s): Douro

RATES:7 nights cruise only - From US$ 3149
Add 3 nights Lisbon pre cruise - US$840

Duoro river cruise with Custom Touring
Duoro river cruise map

Begin your vacation in Budapest, and then traverse the dramatic narrow gorge known as the Iron Gates, then cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border. Visit Vidin, Belogradchik and Veliko Tarnovo before disembarking your cruise in Romania.

  • Countries Visited: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
  • River(s): Danube

RATES: 7 nights cruise only - From US$ 2,549
Add 2 nights Vienna pre-cruise and 3 nights Istanbul post-cruise                              - US$ 600
Add 2 nights Budapest pre-cruise and 2 nights Brasov, 2 nights Bucharest post-cruise  - US$1720
Add 2 nights Vienna pre-cruise and 2 nights Brasov, 2 nights Bucharest post-cruise     - US$ 1800

South east Europe river cruise with Custom Touring
Southeast river cruise map

Celebrate spring in the Netherlands and Belgium when the Keukenhof Gardens and Floralia come alive. Experience Amsterdam’s colourful canals, the whimsical Kinderdijk windmills and the art of Rubens and Michelangelo. Discover the timeless traditions of Delft porcelain and revel in the medieval architectural treasures of Bruges, Middelburg and Ghent. Throughout your journey indulge in Belgian chocolates, warm waffles and delicious cheeses—all while savouring the storybook atmosphere of the region.

  • Countries Visited: Belgium, Netherlands
  • River(s): Dutch & Belgian waterways

RATES: 7 nights cruise only - From US$ 2449
Add 2 nights Amsterdam pre-cruise - US$660

Tulip time river cruise with Custom Touring
Tulip time river cruise map

Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change
Port Charges are not included in cruise rate: $182 per person
Single Supplement for Cruise:50% of twin price; AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price
Single Supplement for Land: On request