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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.


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Parliament Building from River, Budapest, Hungary

Secret Danube

Sailing from the Black Sea to Budapest, this is a fascinating and multi-faceted journey, revealing the less-known reaches of the Danube, and cruising through the ravishing riverscapes which connect the countries, capitals, and cultures along its remarkable route

More 10 nights from £3375

Péniche Provençale

An unhurried antidote to the pace of modern life, this ‘no fly’ tour takes the train to Avignon, and cruises from Roman ruins in Arles to revelations on the Canal du Rhône à Sète, in medieval Aigues-Mortes, the Camargue wilderness, and Étang de Thau sea-lake

More 6 nights from £2645
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Heidelberg, Germany

Tributaries of the Rhine

Cruising the rivers and crossing the borders of France, Germany and Luxembourg, this is a fabulous tour on five waterways, the Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle and Saar; sailing through serene landscapes, seeing splendid towns and cities, and sampling local wines

More 8 nights from £2355

Péniche Champagne

With a taste of Champagne every day of the tour, this joyous journey is an exclusive barge cruise, sailing along the majestic Marne Canal, visiting intriguing villages and exploring iconic towns, from the capital of the country to the ‘capital of Champagne’, Épernay

More 6 nights from £2425
Plaza De Espana, Seville, Spain

Andalucía from the Water

Cruising the Guadalquivir from spirited Seville to coastal Cadiz, and travelling by road to Roman and medieval Cordoba, the wine cellars of Jerez area, and Granada’s magnificent Moorish palace fortress, this tour adds an extra dimension to Andalucian discovery

More 7 nights from £1925
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Mateus Palace In Vila Real, Portugal

Highlights of the Douro

Cruising the Douro from its mouth on the Atlantic to its crossing into Spain, with daily excursions to medieval towns, majestic palaces, port wine cellars, and vineyard valley landscapes, this beguiling journey includes visits to Guimarães, Lamego, and Salamanca

More 7 nights from £1935
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 Dancing Houses Over River Amstel Landmark, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Classic Rhine Cruise

Cruising from the canals of Amsterdam, upriver on the Rhine into Germany for Cologne, Koblenz and Mainz, crossing the French border to Strasbourg and Colmar, and sailing to the Swiss town of Basel, this is a leisurely, luxury journey between beautiful riverbanks

More 8 nights from £2415
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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 £2220

Arctic Adventures

A journey to Greenland’s glacial landscape, witness the marvel of Mother Nature in her purest form in one of the last unspoiled wildernesses

More 9 nights from £8045

Discover China

Spectacular sights, sumptuous scenery and four very varied cities are the hallmarks of this splendid journey, visiting China’s highlights from Beijing to Shanghai, from the Great Wall to the Terracotta Warriors, and including a cruise through Yangtze River gorges

More 17 nights from £4695

The Holy Ganges

A pioneering small ship cruise between Varanasi and Patna on India’s sacred river, combined with a visit to the colonial capital of Calcutta staying at 5-star hotels

More 11 nights from £4295

A Royal Steamer Restored

A wonderful week on a unique vessel, this cruise is aboard ‘the most luxurious steamship on the Nile’, the SS Misr, the former floating palace of King Farouk; sailing upstream and down again between Luxor and Aswan, to visit major sites and highlights

More 7 nights from £4145