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Save an extra £100pp on all 2020 river cruises - book by Dec 8 using discount code 100RV

Spirit of the Rhine

Inspired by Saga’s award-winning ocean cruises, Spirit of the Rhine brings our boutique cruise experience to the riverways of Europe. The ship launches in spring 2021. Pre-order your brochure today and you can be the first to experience this new era of river cruising!

The scenic approach to the Iron Gate gorge, Romania

Danube river cruises

Terraced vineyards line the Douro Valley

Douro river cruises

The windmills at Kinderdijk

Dutch & Belgian river cruises

Cruise along the beautiful Elbe

Elbe river cruises

A September afternoon by the Seine with the Eiffel Tower in view

French river cruises

Sail through spectacular Saxon Switzerland, to the south-east of Dresden

German river cruises

Iconic Venice at sunset

Italian river cruises

See scenic Szczecin∂

Oder river cruises

The Rhine at the glorious Filsen bend

Rhine river cruises

The famous Red Square in Moscow

Russian river cruises

The Plaza de Espana in Seville

Spanish & Portuguese river cruises

Kiev’s attractive skyline

Ukrainian river cruises

Inspiring river cruises for 2020

British Travel Awards 2018 - Silver - Best River Cruise Line

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday where you can explore some of Europe’s most beautiful destinations, take a look at our inspiring European river cruises.

See André Rieu perform in Maastricht, listen to live performances of Beethoven on the composer’s 250th anniversary, discover the delights of the Danube Delta, or take a grand cruise of the Elbe. You can also cruise the scenic Rhine, sail along the Seine, and discover the villages that line the Dutch Waterways… there are so many great itineraries to choose from in our collection of the best river cruises in Europe. 

We have a great variety of special celebrity guests who will be joining selected European river cruises, and our 2020 river cruises include our VIP door-to-door travel service. You can also spread the cost of your holiday by paying by direct debit.

Combine a city break with a river cruise

Join one of our cruise and stay holidays and you can combine a relaxing river cruise on the Danube, Douro, Rhine or Elbe with a city break. We have hand-chosen hotels in some of Europe’s most celebrated cities including Vienna, Prague and Budapest.

Travel solo with us

Step aboard our solo river cruises and you can explore the beautiful Dutch waterways, discover the charms of the Rhine, experience the elegant cities of the Danube and soak up the culture of the Douro aboard our handpicked ships.

Celebrity guests on board

We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by a host of special celebrity guests on our river cruises. John Suchet, Ann Widdecombe, Oz Clarke and Terry Waite will be joining a selection of cruises to bring a fascinating extra dimension to your holiday.

VIP travel service included on 2020 river cruises

Our popular VIP door-to-door travel service is the perfect way to get your trip off to a great start, and it's included on all 2020 river cruises. As one of the top European river cruise companies, we're here to make your holiday memories last a lifetime. 

Find your river cruise

Whether you're looking to discover a new waterway, cruise with a group, or simply need some inspiration, you're sure to find an itinerary to suit you within our collection.

The Saga experience

If you join us for European river cruises you can expect a friendly atmosphere on board and visits to the most interesting destinations.

As well as high standards of service, you can expect fantastic facilities and superb cuisine, with entertainment and activities on board.

Our ships

Enjoy a dedicated service, as well as itineraries, cuisine and even entertainment chosen with you in mind on our river cruise ships - charted exclusively for Saga passengers.

Take a look at our bespoke river cruise deals for 2019 and beyond.

Katz Castle, above the town of Sankt Goarhausen, with the Rhine flowing past and a romantic sky as the sun sets behind the mountains.

Handpicked partner ships

Every one of our handpicked partner ships has been carefully selected by our experts for its combination of great facilities and service.

MS Michelangelo sailing along the rivers of Italy on a bright sunny day.