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River Cruises

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River cruises are a unique and relaxing way to discover the most beautiful cities at a slow pace. Forget about the rush of an ocean cruise holiday. Onboard your cruise ship, you will have time to do as you please.

Wake up to a new destination every day and unpack once. Enjoy fine dining and first-class service onboard small and intimate ships. Cruise to the heart of historic cities, where you will gaze upon stunning architecture and medieval castles. Explore fascinating itineraries, take part in daily excursions and learn about local cultures at every stop.

We bring you all the latest deals from the world’s leading river cruise liners. With packages to suit a range of needs and budgets, Barrhead Travel has options for everyone.

See Our Latest River Cruise Offers...

Viking River Cruises - Danube
Save Up To £1,000pp & Gratuities*

Enjoy incredible savings with Viking River Cruises - save up to £700 per person plus gratuities included on selected 2020 river cruises* and save up to £1,000 per person with gratuities included with selected 2021 departures*  Call Barrhead Travel today for details!  *Limited time only, terms & conditions apply.

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways Sale Extended!

For a limited time only enjoy incredible savings of up to £1,200 per person when you book selected 2020 European river cruises*  Don't miss out, call Barrhead Travel today for the applicable departures, latest availability and fares!  *offer ends 29th February 2020.  Terms & conditions apply.

Scenic Crystal River Cruise Ship
Save Up To 40% & Free Transfers*

Enjoy incredible savings with Scenic's New Year's Sale!  For a limited time only enjoy savings of up to 40% off the cruise fare & free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers* when you book selected 2020 European river cruises.  Call Barrhead Travel today for further details!  *offer ends 17th February 2020.  Terms & conditions apply.

Avalon Waterways River Cruises with Barrhead Travel - morning view to cabin
Save Up To £2,500 Per Couple*

Drift away, your way with Avalon Waterways New Year Sale and enjoy incredible savings of up to £2,500 per couple available on selected 2020 European river cruises* including the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and more.  Call Barrhead Travel today for the latest availability and fares!  *offer ends 21st February 2020.  Terms & conditions apply.

Riviera River Cruises - MS William Shakespeare Cruise Ship
Up To €400 To Spend On Board*

Riviera Travel offers incredible value for money with prices starting from only £729 per person for a 5 day cruise*  Plus, for a limited time only you can receive up to €400 free on board spending money*  when you book selected river cruises with Barrhead Travel.  Don't miss out, call today to find out more!  *selected departure dates only.  Terms & conditions apply.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line - restaurant
Save Up To £300 Per Person*

For a limited time only, enjoy incredible savings of up to £300 per person when you book selected 2020 Fred Olsen river cruises*  Call Barrhead Travel today for the applicable voyages, latest availability and fares!  *offer ends 2nd March 2020.  Terms & conditions apply.

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Choice of Cruise Lines

Europe & Far East
Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises operates the world’s largest and leading fleet of deluxe vessels built specifically for river travel.

AmaWaterways River Cruises with Barrhead Travel - couple on the balcony
Worldwide River Cruises
AmaWaterways River Cruises

We feel some of the best experiences can be had from being spontaneous, and if you book an award-winning river cruise with AmaWaterways, not only will you create some wonderful memories, but you’ll enjoy some fantastic fares.

Scenic Luxury River Cruises & Tours
Scenic River Cruises

Scenic's award-winning European river cruises offer a truly all-inclusive experience, with just about everything included in your cruise fare.

Emerald Waterways River Cruises with Barrhead Travel - Emerald Sky
River Cruises
Emerald Waterways River Cruises

Book a river cruise with Emerald Waterways and all your delicious meals, wonderful onshore experiences, plus travel and transfers within Europe are included in the price of your cruise.

Riviera Travel River Cruises
European Waterways
Riviera Travel River Cruises

Riviera Travel River Cruises offer 15 carefully crafted itineraries along the Dutch waterways, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Danube, Douro, Seine and the Rhone.

MS Bellejour River Cruise Ship - Saga River Cruises
European River Destinations
Saga River Cruises

If you fancy travelling the waterways of Europe in a relaxed atmosphere then look no further than our exclusive choice of cruises for the over 50's.

APT River Cruises with Barrhead Travel
APT River Cruises

Delivering a range of enhancements designed exclusively for APT guests, our Luxury Cruises are the finest way to explore Europe and beyond.

Worldwide Destinations
Uniworld River Cruises

For nearly 40 years, Uniworld river cruises have taken guests to some of the most spectacular river destinations in Europe, Russia, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Egypt.

Avalon Waterways River Cruises with Barrhead Travel - sunset over tiver cruise
Worldwide River Cruises
Avalon Waterways

Avalon cruises are perfect for solo travellers. Spacious yet intimate, their ships cater to your every mood, from the comfy sofas and spectacular views of the Club Lounge to the private sanctuary of your luxurious stateroom

Crystal_Cruises with Barrhead Travel -  Crystal Symphony
Crystal Cruises

Consistently recognised as one of the world's leading luxury cruise lines, Crystal Cruises offers lavishly appointed stateroom and suite accommodation, delightful cuisine from around the world and friendly, attentive service.

Fred Olsen River Cruises - Brabant
European Waterways
Fred Olsen River Cruises

Welcome to Fred Olsen river cruises of the Rhine, Danube, Moselle & Main rivers in the style and friendly atmosphere of Brabant.

U by Uniworld River Cruises with Barrhead Travel
European River Destinations
U by Uniworld River Cruises

Uniworld is now reinventing the travel industry with a new approach to river cruising for 21 - 45-year-olds. The first-ever cruise brand of its kind.