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Breathe in the culture and cuisine of the old continent on a cruise of Europe with Adventure Life. Explore Europe from the unique vantage of a luxurious river cruise down legendary European rivers such as the DanubeRhine, Siene or the Douro as you tour classic European cities like Amsterdam, Budapest, Prague, Paris, Lisbon and Vienna. Discover the Mediterranean on a small boat cruise along the shores of CroatiaGreece, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain. Or set sail further north to the British Isles, and into Arctic regions of Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland, and even to the North Pole on an Arctic expedition cruise of a lifetime. Wherever your destination, Adventure Life's European cruise experts are here to help you hand craft the perfect trip to Europe for your precise interests, budget and schedule.

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Enticing Douro (Wine Themed)$387911RelaxedThis 11-day Portugal cruise of the Douro River aboard the MS Amavida is book-ended by several days in modern Lisbon and traditional Porto, featuring stops in Regua, Sintra, Fatima, Pinhao, Vega Terron, and Barca d'Alva. Experience Belem Tower, a Gothic Monastery, a wine tasting & museum tour at Quinto de Sexio, and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.
From the Norwegian Fjords to the Ice Edge$1180013RelaxedStrong cultural life, ecological purity, natural beauty, and unique wildlife are some of the highlights of this exceptional 13-day sailing expedition to Norway. Visit Vega Archipelago, Visiten National Park, Vaeroy Island, Reine,Tysfjord, Kirkenes, Bear Island and more!
Svalbard & Iceland Expedition$1025013RelaxedThis 13-day Arctic cruise aboard the Sea Cloud Expedition cruises the pristine Arctic, from Tromsø, Norway all the way to Reykjavik, Iceland, with daily opportunities to explore the Land of Fire and Ice from zodiacs and on wildlife, bird watching, and whale & polar bear spotting hikes across the glaciers & icebergs of Svalbard.
Lands of Fire and Ice$1180013RelaxedFrom Lonyearbyen to the beaches of Kristiansund, this 13-day Arctic cruise aboard the Silver Cloud Expedition offers opportunities to see the red Devonian sandstone mountains at Liefdefjorden, visit Geirangerfjord, and witness the Hanging Gardens, a beautiful plant oasis underneath a bird cliff. You'll also hike the renowned 14th of July Glacier.
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast$1565016RelaxedFlying from Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard you'll board the luxurious National Geographic Explorer for a 16-day cruise of the archipelago's glaciers, where polar bears and caribou roam freely. Then sail on to Iceland and Greenland's fascinating Viking sites & encounter extraordinary wildlife as you hike across the glaciers. 
Expedition Svalbard$815010RelaxedJoin the Silver Cloud on a magnificent 10-day sailing expedition exploring Svalbard, a beautiful territory full of life and color. Admire the exotic wildlife and breathtaking landscapes this desired destination has to offer while you discover the wonders of the Arctic.
The Best of Spitsbergen$94208RelaxedDiscover the natural colors of the polar region on this 8-day cruise aboard the intimate and luxurious Le Boreal. Sail in the world’s most spellbinding waters, between icebergs, ice caps, and the sea ice. Explore the Svalbard Archipelago by daily hiking and Zodiac cruising excursions in the company of experienced naturalist guides.
Norway Fjords & Spitsbergen$900011RelaxedExperience Norway and the awe-inspiring Svalbard archipelago. Starting in Bergen and sailing across magical landscapes as you pass into the Arctic Circle, experience a unique feeling of having arrived at the end of the world as you reach Longyearbyen.
Icelandic Mosaic$62308RelaxedDiscover Iceland and the incredible wonders of the Arctic Circle on this unique 8-day cruise aboard Le Champlain. Board in Reykjavik, boasting numerous cultural treasures, particularly in the field of contemporary art. Experience extreme lands, a paradise for birdlife and enchanting landscapes.
The Icelandic Loop$57808RelaxedExperience this incredible voyage of discovery in Iceland and the Arctic Circle for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings. For 8 days, Le Boréal takes you to extreme lands and breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the place of all the superlatives.

10 Best European River Cruises

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Colors of Provence - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amacello in Lyon, France for your week-long cruise through France's legendary wine regions, including Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy and Beaujolais. Enjoy wine tastings, ancient Roman ruins, and medieval villages on this European vacation. Vienne, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon, and Les Baux are all stops before arriving to Arles, France.
Two-River Cruise: The Romance of the Rhine and Moselle$13995RelaxedDiscover the Rhine Valley on this 5-day adventure aboard the MS La Boheme. City tours of historic Cochem, Mainz, Koblenz, and Trier show off the region's Roman cultural heritage and Baroque influence in a mix of ancient ruins and impressive architecture. You'll also visit Reichsburg & the Moselle Valley, and pass the Rock of Lorelei on the way.
Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only$25998RelaxedEmbark the luxurious MS Amacerto for an 8-day river cruise of the highlights of Europe along the Danube River from Budapest to Nuremberg. Walking tours, wine & food tasting, and city explorations immerse you in the cultural heart of Vienna, Bratisava, Passau, and Regensberg, as seen in Melk's massive Benedictine Abbey and other historic sites.
The Legendary Danube - Cruise Only$31998RelaxedBoard the luxurious MS Amasonata on this exclusive 8-day cruise of the Danube River. From Nuremberg, you will sail through Germany and Austria before arriving in the vibrant city of Budapest, Hungary. Ride bicycles along the Danube on daily guided tours and taste fine wines from the Wachau wine region in Austria.
The Enchanting Rhine - From Basel to Amsterdam$27998RelaxedExperience 8 days full of discovery and wonder on this complete cruise along the enchanting Rhine, one of Europe´s most fascinating rivers. Enjoy a large variety of activities, tours and excursions, so that you can choose how you want to explore the magnificent cities and charming villages nestled between Basel and Amsterdam.
Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedEmbark the luxurious MS Amaserena for an 8-day cruise along the legendary Danube River from Budapest to Nuremberg, enjoying rich wine country and excursions along the way. A guided tour of 2,000-year-old Passau, visits to the medieval cities of Germany, and wine tasting in Austria's renowned Wachau Valley highlight this cultural immersion.
The Enchanting Rhine 2018 (Wine Themed) - Cruise Only$27998RelaxedThe luxurious MS Amakristina will take you on an 8-day tour from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands, passing through historic Breisach, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim, and Koblenz along the way. Hiking, wine tasting, and taking a Gondola down the beautiful canals are just a few of the activities available on this tour.
Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedCelebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive 8-day journey from Nuremberg to Budapest aboard MS Amaviola. Visit multiple Christmas Markets on this scenic river route, stopping in Regensburg, Salzburg, and Vienna, each with its own local flavor and traditions. Churches, bridges, and palaces highlight the way!
Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedBoard the MS Amacerto for an 8-day sailing adventure along the Danube River, visiting multiple traditional Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Nuremberg to Budapest, including stops at historic Passau, Regensburg, Melk, and Vienna along the way. Biking and tours of Thurn & Taxis Palace & Benedictine Abbey are options as well.
Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only$27998RelaxedThe MS Amaviola hosts this 8-day cruise of the Danube River, from Budapest to Nuremburg, with stops in the traditional cities of Austria, Slovakia, and Germany along the way. The Main-Danube Canal crosses Europe's Continental Divide. You'll also enjoy savory wine from the Wachau Valley and tour gothic cathedrals and baroque abbeys.

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No matter which part of Europe you want to visit, Adventure Life is ready to help plan your dream vacation with some of the best cruises and expeditions out there. 
The Arctic: Get ready to explore the frigid North in style as you set out through these icy waters to see the fjords of Iceland, Greenland, and the legendary Northeast Passage across the northern coast of Russia, where Aurora Borealis can be seen.

Scandinavia: Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark comprise this northerly region of Europe, where Arctic wildlife like polar bears, seals, and whales swim in these remote waters.

The British Isles: Take a walk into Europe's medieval past as you explore the hauntingly beautiful castles that dot the rolling hills and highlands of Scotland & England; stroll along the quiet beaches of Wales; Get a taste for authentic Gaelic culture in Belfast, Northern Ireland; or experience the "luck of the Irish" in the green pastures of Ireland itself.

Western Europe: Breathe in the fresh Paris air as you tour this enchanting French city, or see the harrowing beaches of Normandy and the French Riviera at Nice. In Germany, the Rhine River will take you through the towns of yore, adorned by ornate castles & impressive cathedrals. A tour of the Iberian Peninsula will acquaint you with the world-renowned art and architecture that characterizes Spain & Portugal.

Eastern Europe: For half of the 20th century, a wall hid these bewitching countries from the Western world, but now you can experience all Eastern Europe has to offer as you explore the unique cultures that surround the Black Sea, like Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovakia, the Ukraine, and other hidden gems of this part of Europe. The melodies of the Danube River will delight you as you navigate deeper into the heart of Europe's lesser known sites & attractions.

The Mediterranean: This expansive sea borders the southern coasts of Europe and the northern tip of Africa and is known for its temperate climate, delicious food, and excellent beaches. Visit the heart of the ancient Roman empire as you explore Italy, or see the ruins of the myth-ridden Greek empire as you cruise the Greek Isles. From Sicily to the Dalmatian Coast, a Mediterranean cruise is a mix of pure relaxation, fascinating arhaeological sites, and some of the best cuisine you'll ever taste.

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