European History River Cruises

Revisit the dramatic history of WWII as an expert travels with you on your river cruise vacation, revealing the stories behind the famous sites. Join included excursions to northern France’s poignant Normandy landing beaches, where on June 6, 1944, Allied forces launched the largest amphibious landing in history. Also visit Paris’ Les Invalides with its Museum of the Order of the Liberation. See exhibits showcasing military uniforms, weapons, leaflets, and more. In Rouen, a walking tour focuses on the French Resistance, including what daily life was like during the German occupation. Nearly half the city was destroyed, including a large section that burned for two whole days because the Nazis would not give firemen access to the fire.

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16 Day River Cruise from Paris to Côte d’Azur

This splendid vacation showcases France’s exciting scenery, history, and culture as you sail along its beautiful rivers. Embark in Paris and head northwest along the Seine River up to the picturesque Normandy region. Dock at Vernon and choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or remarkable Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys—home of Château Gaillard, built by En...Read More

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Add Provence to Your Vacation (WPL1)

Starting at $8,279* - Cruise Details

Add Barcelona to Your Vacation (WPL2)

Starting at $8,156* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Côte d’Azur to Paris (WLP)

Starting at $6,929* - Cruise Details

Grand France – Southbound (WPL)

Starting at $6,929* - Cruise Details

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19 Day River Cruise from Paris to Nice

This splendid vacation showcases France’s exciting scenery, history, and culture as you sail along its beautiful rivers. Embark in Paris and head northwest along the Seine River up to the picturesque Normandy region. Dock at Vernon and choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or remarkable Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys—home of Château Gaillard, built by En...Read More

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Grand France with Aix-en-Provence & Nice – Southbound (WPL1)

Starting at $8,279* - Cruise Details

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19 Day River Cruise from Paris to Barcelona

This splendid vacation showcases France’s exciting scenery, history, and culture as you sail along its beautiful rivers. Embark in Paris and head northwest along the Seine River up to the picturesque Normandy region. Dock at Vernon and choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or remarkable Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys—home of Château Gaillard, built by En...Read More

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Grand France with Barcelona – Southbound (WPL2)

Starting at $8,156* - Cruise Details

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From $5,706*

8 Day River Cruise from Paris to Paris

Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark in Paris, sailing to Vernon, for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys with its Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy guide...Read More

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Add London to Your Vacation (WPP1)

Starting at $4,890* - Cruise Details

Paris to Normandy (WPP)

Starting at $3,497* - Cruise Details

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11 Day River Cruise from Paris to London

Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark in Paris, sailing to Vernon, for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys with its Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy guide...Read More

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Paris to Normandy (WPP)

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Paris to Normandy with London (WPP1)

Starting at $4,890* - Cruise Details

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10 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Prague

Explore the Danube River from Budapest to Nuremberg following in the footsteps of the Habsburg Royal family. End with three nights in the energetic Czech capital of Prague.

Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of Hungary’s vibrant capital of Hungary, and then visit beautiful Gödöllö Palace, a favorite of Empress ...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WBD0-T2)

Starting at $2,124* - Cruise Details

Add Berlin to Your Vacation (WBDE-T2)

Starting at $3,443* - Cruise Details

Danube Dreams - Westbound (WBD)

Starting at $2,670* - Cruise Details

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13 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Prague

Start this timeless Europe river cruise vacation with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with three nights in Prague, the Czech capital. You’ll visit specific sites focusing on Jewish heritage and culture in Budapest, Vienna, Regensburg, and Prague, as well as a poignant visit to the former concentration camp at ...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WBN0-T3)

Starting at $1,831* - Cruise Details

The Blue Danube Discovery (WBN)

Starting at $3,144* - Cruise Details

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From $3,392*
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From $4,737*
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8 Day River Cruise from Paris to Paris

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy. This cruise focusses on WWII History and you will be joined on board by an expert who will share his knowledge and expertise at subject lectures.

Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon where you...Read More

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Add London to Your Vacation (WPP1-T4)

Starting at $4,341* - Cruise Details

Paris to Normandy (WPP)

Starting at $2,475* - Cruise Details

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12 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Berlin

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at splendid capitals and charming towns along the way and tracing the footsteps of the Habsburg Royal family.

In Budapest, the magical capital of Hungary, the lovely lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion is a must-see. Built in the 19th Century and providing the best panoramic views, you can li...Read More

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Danube Dreams with Berlin – Westbound (WBDE)

Starting at $3,443* - Cruise Details

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From $6,793*

11 Day River Cruise from Paris to London

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris and exciting London, with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

In Vernon, choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You may choose to go on an...Read More

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Paris to Normandy for WWII Historians (WPP-T4)

Starting at $3,151* - Cruise Details

Paris to Normandy with London (WPP1)

Starting at $3,518* - Cruise Details

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From $6,902*
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From $8,421*
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From $10,235*

15 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest

From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation. You’ll be joined on board by a diplomacy expert who has worked at the UN on the NATO/Warsaw Pact, and on EU security and economic issues; as well as the Seconded National Expert for the European Commission’s DG Employment, So...Read More

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Magnificent Europe – Eastbound (WAB)

Starting at $5,799* - Cruise Details

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16 Day River Cruise from Côte d’Azur to Paris

The first part of this grand river cruise of France focuses on Jazz—there’ll be plenty of entertainment on board, from classic to gypsy jazz, and you’ll have the chance to visit the famous Jazz Festival in Vienne.

Begin your adventure on the captivating Côte d’Azur, exploring this elegant area and relaxing along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. Travel to the Rhône River...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WLP0-T1)

Starting at $6,417* - Cruise Details

Add London to Your Vacation (WLP1-T1)

Starting at $7,817* - Cruise Details

Grand France – Northbound (WLP)

Starting at $6,547* - Cruise Details

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From $8,808*
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19 Day River Cruise from Côte d’Azur to London

This fantastic river cruise vacation showcases France’s breathtaking scenery, amazing history, and exciting variety. Your adventure begins on the stunning Côte d’Azur, then travel to Arles to board your ship and sail into the peaceful Camargue area during dinner (daylight permitting) before returning to Arles. Then, sail north up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers. Along the way, explore Arles, Avi...Read More

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Sounds of Jazz & WWII History in Grand France (WLP-T1)

Starting at $6,755* - Cruise Details

Grand France with London – Northbound (WLP1)

Starting at $7,590* - Cruise Details

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