Kathmandu Earthquake Update
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European River Cruises with Abercrombie & Kent
Of all the companies that offer cruises along Europe's great rivers, and there are many, only one delivers unforgettable journeys shaped by more than 50 years of expertise in authentic small-group travel - Abercrombie & Kent. Explore Europe at its most authentic with six journeys in 2016 (and more to be added soon) that carry you through the very heart of the continent. Cruise along the Rhine, Main, Danube, Rhône and other storied waterways. Explore France, Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary to discover life in Europe at its most authentic, at an unmatched value.
Announcing a Special Advance Preview of Select 2016 Journeys
Special Offer! Save $500 per person on nine of our Spring 2016 Preview journeys to Europe when you book by June 30.
2016 Dates Just Added to Other A&K Journeys: Reserve your preferred date now with a fully refundable deposit on newly added 2016 dates on an additional 12 journeys. You will have seven days after the final 2016 itinerary and pricing is published to confirm your reservation.
See Europe by River As Only A&K Can Reveal It
Resident Tour Directors Who Live in Europe
A&K Resident Tour Directors have lived for decades, perhaps even their entire lives, in the places you visit. They are year-round residents equipped with the savvy and insight into local culture that only come with being there. Dedicated to your small group and overseeing your entire journey, they accompany you every day of your itinerary, calling you by your first name and helping you get the most out of your travel experience.
City Visits Before and After Cruising
You also enjoy included city visits before and after cruising, exploring vital cultural hubs such as Amsterdam, Munich, Budapest and Paris with A&K. Here, your small group size gives you access to distinctive local accommodations and sightseeing that complete your experience of the destination.
A Small Group of 24 or Less
Throughout every journey, you travel in the like-minded company of no more than 24 A&K guests – a benefit other companies, with their “small groups” of 40 or more, simply can’t match. You avoid delays thanks to priority boarding and enjoy significantly more time per guest with your Resident Tour Director. You also experience unique travel moments – such as an exclusive excursion to an enchanting, family-owned castle in Germany – where 24 is company, and more becomes a crowd.
Exclusive A&K Onshore Connections
At least once per journey, A&K provides you with an onshore experience available exclusively to our guests, each carefully designed to connect you to your destination at its most authentic. They include guided excursions to local neighborhoods and markets, as well as meetings with remarkable local artisans, musicians and culinary experts – unforgettable travel moments that are only possible because of A&K’s unmatched local experience and expertise.
Dedicated Onshore Vehicles
When you disembark your stylish riverboat for a shore excursion, led by your Resident Tour Director, a comfortable vehicle is waiting on the dock designated exclusively for your group, so you never have to wait or search for a bus. You travel as a group, not as a crowd, and explore together as like-minded travellers. Airport transfers are also included on every departure.
Unmatched On-the-Ground Support
A&K has six on-the-ground offices in Europe – far more than any other travel company – all staffed by experts who know the ins and outs of every destination and who have cultivated the long-term relationships with local expert guides, governments and organizations that make it possible to deliver unique sightseeing experiences simply not available from anyone else.
An Incomparable Value
Impeccable attention to detail, unparalleled service that is seamless from start to finish, a deeper understanding of your destination than you ever expected — they are what make cruising the great rivers of Europe so extraordinary, and translate directly into a value unmatched in European river cruising today.
Journey Along the Most Scenic Waterways Aboard an Elegant Amadeus Riverboat
- Spacious suites and cabins with unrestricted views
- French balconies in most cabins
- Fine dining, with meals prepared by on-board chefs
- Renowned Austrian hospitality
- Modern, hotel-style amenities, including hairdresser, fitness room, massage facilities and ship-wide Wi-Fi
- Complimentary bicycles for exploring on your own
- Priority boarding, so you step aboard up to 90 minutes before other passengers
A&K’s Featured European River Cruise Journeys
Connections European River Cruises
Limited to 24 guests
Days: 11 | From: $6,195
Tour the Vitra Design Museum in Basel and sample the wines of the Alsace region. View artworks spanning several schools at the Museum Ludwig and explore the architecture of Holland's capital city.
Connections European River Cruises
Limited to 24 guests
Days: 11 | From: $5,795
Stay two nights in Paris and one in Beaune, before a seven-night cruise through the south of France on the Saône and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy lunch at a family-run farm in Provence - an A&K-exclusive.