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A unique way of exploring the beauty of Europe, while unpacking only once. Drifting through the beautiful landscape, enjoying all the creature comforts of regional food and wine, and service superb in every way, while experiencing the chateaux, cathedral, tours, vineyards, and sleepy villages left behind by time. History, art, architecture, culture, gastronomy, music, gardens, it is all there to be experienced by tours, whether by foot, motor coach or bicycle, with a river cruise or barge cruise.

Europeanbarging offers both barge cruises and river cruises in Europe, so that we can make sure our travelers are on the right vessel for them. We work directly with the owners of the vessels and have been on most of the vessels and have years of experience finding the right vessel for travelers. We offer unbiased recommendations based on our experience and the interests of the traveler.

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Canal in Bruges

Cruises on the canals of Belgium

In addition to the popular French canal barge cruises, there are itineraries in the spring on the Holland and Belgium waterways,
Germany on the Mosel in the fall and a river barge on the Douro in Portugal and the Venice area in Italy.

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The fine wines and gourmet food served on barge cruises, make up a big part of the barging experience.  Check out some of our food and wine videos on the barges: Roi Soleil and Saint Louis

AMA Waterways - Cruises in France on the Rhone and Seine, Portugal on the Douro, Germany on the Danube (from Amsterdam to the Black Sea), Moselle and Rhine. Amawaterways offers fine dining and multi choice excursions in their pricing. They have been leaders in introducing active excursions and activities on their cruises as well as themed cruises. Their Wine Themed cruises are highly popular.

Arosa River Cruises - A-ROSA's thirteen ships explore a wide variety of destinations on the Danube, Rhine, Rhône, Seine and Douro. Voyages range from 4 to 18 nights, making it the perfect choice for guests seeking short breaks, and for river cruise enthusiasts looking for comprehensive itineraries. And as your premium hotel moves from city to city, you have everything you would expect
from a premium hotel on deck – views of the spectacular landscape, delicious drinks and a spa for relaxation.

A-ROSA offers maximum comfort with the all-round carefree package: A-ROSA Premium all inclusive.

CroisiEurope Short and Regular length EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES - River cruises in France on the Seine, Gironde, Loire, Rhone and Saone Rivers, Germany on the Rhine, Main, Saar, Neckar, Danube, Elbe and Moselle Rivers,  The Black Sea, Poland on the Oder and Havel Rivers, in Spain and Portugal on the Douro, Guadalquivir and Guadiana Rivers and Holland and Belgium

VIVA Cruises - The Viva cruise line is a new cruise line started by a longtime river cruise charter company. Mid range pricing with an international clientel. There is a beautiful lobby with elevator, restaurant, bar and lounge, spa facility, jacuzzi and putting green on the sun deck and fitness center. Ships range from 44 - 76 cabins. Cruise nights run from 4 nights to 7 nights

In additional to cruising such rivers as the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Seine, the cruise line also cruises the Elbe. The cruise line also makes stops at ports that most cruise lines do not stop at, so you get to view some new destinations.

We are pleased to be able to offer this new line to the American Market.


Jazz River Cruise on the Rhone River
Celebrating Josephine Baker, Her Life in Paris and Black Heritage

August 24 - September 3, 2023

Keukenhof Gardens

7-night river cruise from Arles to Lyon plus 3-night post-cruise land package in Paris, France


Discounted Rates from $4499 pp


We are delighted to announce our first ever “Soulful Epicurean Experience.” Join AmaWaterways aboard the award-winning AmaKristina in Arles as we sail through the South of France along the Rhône River to Lyon. Explore the cultural history of Marseille, delight in live performances on board and on shore and conclude your journey in Paris, where many Black artists, writers and entertainers made their mark. Enjoy a variety of experiences exclusive to this special itinerary, such as guided tours showcasing jazz, food and wine, all while shining a light on Black heritage


Rate includes: 8 day cruise, all sightseeing,  meals, wine with dinner, daily happy hour before dinner, free internet, use of bicycles on board, PLUS 3 night hotel stay in Paris with tours.

Call now to book a great scenic river cruise.  888-869-7907



EUROPEAN WATERWAYS - Cruises in Scotland on the Caledonian Canal, France on the Canal du Midi in Burgundy, Champagne, Chablis, Bordeaux, Loire Valley and Provence

INDEPENDENTS - Cruises in England on the Thames River, Ireland on the Shannon River, Germany on the Mosel, France on the Canal du Midi, Burgundy, Champagne, Chablis, Bordeaux, Loire Valley and Provence

CASUAL BIKE AND BARGE - Cruise and bike in a very casual atmosphere with international bikers in Provence France and Venice and the Po River in Italy


A Short River Cruise in Europe is a great way to check out river cruising without costing a lot of money. A 5 day Rhine River Cruise or a short Danube Cruise are great first cruise itineraries to experience. You can enjoy a European River Cruise from $648 - $1048 for a five day cruise.   More . . .