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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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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 £1745
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200

Parliament at Sunset, Budapest, Hungary

Danube Waltz 

A wonderful waltz with the Danube’s drift, this classic cruise goes with the flow from Austrian Melk and Vienna to Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava; and sails the natural, national border to Hungary, to visit the Puszta prairie, beautiful Budapest, and Esztergom’s Basilica

More 7 nights from £2245
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100

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 £1985
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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 £1895
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SS Misr Steamer Vessel

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 £3945

Impressions of the Seine

Sailing through scenery which inspired Impressionist artists, Monet and Manet, Gaugin and Renoir, this is a river cruise through the romance of France, from the country’s inimitable capital, via historic towns, abbeys, chateaux, and harbours, to coastal Honfleur

More 7 nights from £2295
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250

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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
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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 £2095
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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 £2545
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350

Mykonos, Greece

Encircling the Cyclades

Spectacular seascapes, beautiful beaches, iconic cube houses in white and sky blue, and that rare blend of island simplicity and a cosmopolitan air, these are the hallmarks of the Cycladic archipelago. Sail on the small ship MS Galileo to visit ten of the fabled isles

More 8 nights from £3395
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250

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 £2315
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200

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 £3395