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By boat or by barge, by historic steamship or by expedition vessel, Jules Verne have cruise holidays for all tastes and budgets, along some of the most scenic rivers and coastlines in the world.

Our small ship cruises are expertly planned and organised, during some of the most favoured times to travel, meaning you will enjoy each destination at its best.

We offer a selection of cruise holidays that provide a balance between on-board comfort and exciting ports of call. The use of small vessels promotes a friendly atmosphere in the company of like-minded travellers so you can enjoy your coastal or river cruises in comfortable and relaxed surroundings.
A number of our river cruises contain an educational element; with expert talks about the history, wildlife or culture of your destinations.

A cruise holiday with us will deliver you easily to cities and even villages that would be difficult to combine in any other way, including the best-known highlights and the quieter, hidden gems that other bigger boat cruises may miss out along the way.

River and coastal cruises are a wonderful way to travel allowing you to relax and watch the ever-changing scenery that unfolds as you glide by. There is no better way to discover the treasures of each country, whilst travelling in style and comfort, and without the repetitive necessities of hotel formalities.


Douro River And Traditional Boats In Porto, Portugal

Royal Barge on the Douro

From baroque castles to beautiful bucolic villages, from hilltop medieval ruins to valleys cloaked in the vineyards of age-old wine estates, from mountain scenery to ocean shore, enjoy the ever-changing landscapes of this unique Royal Barge cruise on the Douro

More 7 nights from £2995
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180

Saint Emilion Dominated By Spire Of The Monolithic Church, France

Bordeaux & the Rivers of Wine

Floating between famous vineyards, Médoc, Margaux and Saint-Émilion among the fine appellations, this is a tour to historic ports, wine châteaux and ‘bastide’ towns, cruising on the Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde Rivers, from Bordeaux to the Bay of Biscay

More 7 nights from £2095
Grand Canal And Basilica Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice, Italy

Venice from the Water

There is nowhere else on earth like Venice. The busy city’s streets of water and the tiny islands of its lagoon combine in a unique UNESCO enclave. The tour is a similarly fitting combination, quietly based on an elegant boat, with all the sights at the foot of the gangplank

More 4 nights from £1595
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450

Traditional Buildings In The Old Town Of Dijon, Burgundy, France

Péniche Bourgogne

A stressless ‘no fly’ tour, this exclusive Péniche (barge) cruise is a dreamy drift through Burgundy’s bucolic beauty and historic towns, sailing from Dijon to Besançon, on the Petite-Sôane, Rhône-Rhine, and Doubs waterways, via celebrated sights and secret gems

More 7 nights from £2495
Guardian Sphinx Guarding The Tombs Of The Pharaohs, Giza, Egypt

Pyramids & the Nile

The pyramids of Giza are the country’s most photographed monuments, the timeless Nile is its most vital asset. These two icons of Egypt come together on a tour of tombs, temples, and treasures

More 8 nights from £3545
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Natural Wonders of Croatia

Touring magnificent landscapes and medieval landmarks, this coastal cruise calls at charismatic towns, and takes the ‘back to Nature’ routes to uninhabited islands and peaceful national parks, revealing the secret scenic splendour of Croatia’s untamed interior

More 7 nights from £2350
Lord Of The Glens Vessel At Loch Ness, Scotland

Lord of the Glens

Cruise through the heart of the Scottish Highlands on this visually breathtaking voyage, traversing the Sound of Mull and four lochs as you navigate the intricate waterways of the Caledonian Canal

More 7 nights from £2990
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500

Sens, France

Medieval Cities Along the Seine

Sailing past Paris landmarks and between the bucolic banks of the Seine and Yonne rivers, this péniche (barge) cruise carries you back in time to medieval streets, artists’ landscapes, and the sumptuous royal châteaux of the 17th-century ‘Grand Siécle’

More 6 nights from £2095
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300

Lake Nasser And Abu Simbel, Egypt

Lake Nasser & the Nile

This very special tour of ancient Egypt starts with a stay in Cairo, in the shadow of the pyramids, takes to the river for Nile-side temples and tombs of the pharaohs in Luxor, and cruises Lake Nasser to barely known and rarely visited treasures

More 10 nights from £3595
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200

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Discover Coastal Croatia

Interspersing famous city landmarks with fabulous natural landscapes, and including island and inland national parks, this unhurried tour is a lovely introduction to Croatia’s coastal attractions, staying on land in Split, Korcula, and Dubrovnik

More 7 nights from £1695
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400

Pyramid and Sphynx, Giza, Egypt

The 600-Mile Nile

Exploring Egypt’s ancient past, the ‘full Nile cruise’ crosses four thousand years of regal and rural life, revealing the tales and tombs of pharaohs, and the temples of the Gods

More 14 nights from £5375
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150

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Classic Week on the Nile

Sailing in style on a spacious river cruiser, this is a journey of ancient discovery and exceptional experiences. Focused on the stretch of the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, the tour teams legendary temples with a leisurely tempo and excellent value

More 7 nights from £2445