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Planning a River Cruise to Europe, Asia or Egypt

River Cruise Planning

planning a river cruise Spend less time getting there and more time being there.  River cruises are growing in popularity and our river cruise travel specialists will help you get to the heart of a region's history, culture and attractions by river cruise. Board your well-appointed ship and settle in for a gentle sailing down one of the world's most popular waterways throughout Europe, Asia, Egypt and South America.
Nothing compares to the river. Where else but on the river can you journey into the heart of the world’s greatest cities and towns, and discover the true nature of the land? Comfortable and convenient, river cruises let you experience more diverse destinations than you could encounter any other way. 
Planning a river cruise can be a daunting task, especially when no two rivers or cruise lines are alike, but with the help of our river cruise planners you can ensure an enjoyable experience from the start to end of your journey.  Don't leave your river cruise planning to chance, ask a river cruise expert.

SPOTLIGHT: Exclusive Guided River Cruises - Select Group Vacations

We have a variety of guided European group river cruises in 2015 and 2016 to choose from!  These departures are customized to include airfare from Chicago O'Hare, motorcoach from select pick-up points, a Fox World Travel Tour Manager and/or local cruise director and more!  These departures are not displayed in our general search results.
Group River Cruise

Paris and Normandy River Cruise with George Graphos of WBAY


July 23-31, 2016

Join your host WBAY meteorologist George Graphos on a trip of a lifetime cruising the Seine on the beautiful River Baroness. This special Uniworld departure includes Connoisseur Collection Events.

Group River Cruise

Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches with Tom Feiza


May 16-24, 2016

Join Tom Feiza “Mr. Fix It” and host of the Fix It Show on WTMJ and his wife on this beautiful river cruise along the Seine! Immerse yourself in the culture, history and charm of France as you sail the Seine River on an Avalon Waterways river cruise from Paris to the picturesque Normandy region, passing through quaint towns along the way.

Group River Cruise

Danube Symphony with 620 WTMJ's Gene Mueller


August 19-28, 2016

Join Gene Mueller of 620 WTMJ radio and sail the beautiful Danube River aboard a five night Avalon Waterways river cruise. On this spectacular vacation, you will be delighted by the very best that Austria has to offer from the beautiful capital, Vienna, to charming small towns like Melk, Dürnstein and Grein. Then journey through Germany’s Bavaria region before disembarking for a three night stay in Munich where you’ll visit the charming town of Oberammergau, the fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein and more. So much awaits you on this wonderful vacation through one of Europe’s most stunning regions!

Group River Cruise

Legendary Danube


October 2-13, 2016

From the splendid architecture of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this picturesque vacation featuring the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary.  Join us for three nights in Prague before we sail the Danube River for seven nights.

Group River Cruise

Rhine Discovery and Prague River Cruise


September 17-27, 2016

Discover the beauty and serenity of Europe’s Main and Rhine rivers aboard the Uniworld River Ambassador as you cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Prague, Czech Republic. Along your river cruise journey, visit charming towns and iconic cities in France and Germany such as Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Würzburg and Bamberg. Upon the conclusion of your cruise, discover Prague, the “City of Spires.”

Group River Cruise

Eastern Europe Explorer with Rose Gray


September 20-30, 2016

An extraordinary voyage awaits the traveler who wishes to venture off the beaten path in Eastern Europe. Join Rose Gray of the Fox World Travel Show on WTMJ and experience the mystery and beauty of Eastern Europe as you sail through five fascinating nations—Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria—linked by the majestic Danube.

Group River Cruise

Legendary Danube


October 2-13, 2016

From the splendid architecture of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this picturesque vacation featuring the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary.  Join us for three nights in Prague before we sail the Danube River for seven nights.

Group River Cruise

Heart of Europe


October 10-22, 2016

This marvelous Central Europe river cruise vacation introduces you to the magnificent Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers, as well as to the fascinating Main Danube Canal. Your vacation begins with two nights and guided sightseeing in Paris, You'll then board the Avalon Luminary for a seven night river cruise with guided sightseeing in Trier, Würzburg, Bamberg and more. Your journey will then conclude with two nights and sightseeing in beautiful Prague.

Group River Cruise

Portugal, Spain and the Douro River Valley with Colleen Alsberg


October 19-30, 2016

Join Colleen Alsberg on a fascinating journey aboard Uniworld's Queen Isabel!  Experience the radiant seaside city of Lisbon, and follow the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain.  You’ll cruise past picturesque terraced hills, quaint villages, and acres of ripe vineyards.


Popular Rivers

European River Cruises

  • Danube River Cruises
  • Rhine River Cruises
  • Seine River Cruises
  • Main River Cruises
  • Moselle River Cruises
  • Rhone River Cruises

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Asian River Cruises

  • Yangtze River Cruises
  • Mekong River Cruises

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Egypt River Cruises

Russia River Cruises


Why Choose a River Cruise?

  • River ships are able to dock right in the historic center of cities and towns that grew up around the river.
  • There is great appeal in being able to walk off the ship and sightsee right away.
  • River ships afford an opportunity for a more intimate experience in town, such as people watching at a sidewalk cafe.
  • Unlike many ocean cruises, many excursions and guided tours are INCLUDED in the price of your river cruise
  • Along with premium dining experiences and local cuisine options, many river cruises include select beverages as well
  • There have been many improvements and enhancements to river cruise ships, including larger cabins, French balconies, high-quality amenities and more.

Preferred River Cruise Companies

We have developed important relationships with the following reputable river cruise companies and wouldn't hesitate recommending a river cruise with any of these river cruise suppliers.  We have sent thousands of our loyal travelers on river cruises across the world with these preferred river cruise companies:

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Special Offers


Please Contact Fox World Travel by calling 888-369-8785 for our most up-to-date specials that you might be eligible for!


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Not all river cruises or river cruise companies are alike, which is why we have sent our river cruise travel specialists on numerous river cruises worldwide to discover river cruise benefits, preferred river cruise excursions on shore, preferred room categories and more.  In addition, our group travel team has worked with many of our preferred river cruise companies to block space and lock-in rates and added values for the year.

In addition to your river cruise, there is additional extensive planning involved to ensure you have an overall powerful and exciting experience on your river cruise.  There are over 100 cruise options in Europe alone to choose from, including themed and seasonal departures.  In addition our travel agents assist with reserving airfare, pre-and post cruise add-ons, activities, transfers and more.

Why Choose River Cruising?

See the World’s Great Cities

Paris, Vienna, Budapest, St. Petersburg…because so many cities and towns developed along waterways, they were literally made to be accessible by river. Sail directly to the heart of many destinations and walk right off of your river cruise ship into the center of town.

Travel With Ease

After boarding the ship, you'll unpack just once for a relaxing stay in your spacious stateroom. Enjoy comfort for the duration of the cruise. And because the rivers offer smooth sailing, the likelihood of motion sickness lessens.

A More Intimate Experience

Many river cruise ships accommodate less than 300 people, making this a great trip to meet new people and make friends for a lifetime. And there is no waiting in long lines to embark, disembark or have a meal.

New Scenery Throughout Your Entire Journey

Fairytale palaces, towering gorges carved through millennia, tiny villages nestled in the still preserved beauty of the landscape—enjoy breathtaking scenery that’s constantly changing through panoramic windows in the restaurant and lounge and stunning 360° views from the sun deck.

Culture & History

Stroll through an open air architecture museum in the middle of a Russian lake; watch the artists at work in a Meissenware studio; listen to a concert of ancient bronze bells in Wuhan. You are unlikely to reach these places any other way.

Travel Your Way

Join the guided walks and in-depth excursions planned for you in each destination—or sightsee on your own if you prefer. The choice is yours.