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Waterways have been the lifelines for early explorers, settlers, farmers and traders throughout the world. Today, waterways still offer a wonderful opportunity for exploration and discovery and one of the best ways to follow them is aboard a river cruise.

River cruises give you, the traveller, a superb opportunity to discover and experience the real character and culture of a destination. Travelling by river gives you a totally different perspective. Marvel at the magnificent scenery which unfolds before you as you travel along some of the world’s beautiful natural highways. Historic, vibrant cities, grand architecture, picturesque castles, busy riverside towns, sloping vineyards, stunning vistas: a river cruise is a journey that explores the heart of every inspiring place you pass through. There are a wide selection of luxury river cruises available and we think that river cruises are one of the most relaxing, rewarding and unforgettable travel experiences that you can ever have. Sit back and explore the beautiful rivers of Europe, Russia, Vietnam, India, China and the USA and many more.

Travel in comfort and style on a river cruise, waking up each morning in a new place, ready to discover new sights. Your river cruise ship is a floating hotel:  step onboard, unpack just once, then sit back and watch the constantly changing scenery slip by as you sail on to your next exciting destination. Once on board, you can enjoy luxurious accommodation, excellent service, superb cuisine, great onboard facilities and entertainment. Peaceful and smooth in motion, the art of relaxation is easy to find on a river cruise.

Sailing into the heart of every port of call, river cruises give you an opportunity to get up close and personal with local history, culture and people. Do take advantage of the excellent guided on-shore excursions available or take the chance to strike out independently and do your own thing in your own time. And with a range of high quality river cruise companies to choose from, including APT River Cruises, Avalon Waterways and Viking River Cruises, there are many options to choose from.

For quality advice and information about choosing and booking the right river cruise for you, contact Ultimate Destinations on 01923 883523 or email us at We will be delighted to help you select your next adventure.

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We felt as though we were away for ever and had not 1 but 3 holidays!

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We were planning a special trip to the Maldives and we chose Diamonds Thudufushi in the South Ari Atoll. Andy helped make all the arrangements including sourcing seats on direct BA flights at a competitive price. The holiday was wonderful and very relaxing. Would definitely recommend this beautiful island.

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Thank you for booking such a great holiday - we had the best time we didn't want to come home! Orlando was absolutely fantastic, we loved it there - and we really liked Tampa too shopping there was great!! Was honestly the best holiday we've had! I'll have to start thinking soon where's next!


Thank you for organising our ANZCRO trip, it was fantastic. All the connections and hotels were spot on. Will recommend you to anyone thinking of doing any long haul trips.


Thank you for organising our trip to the States. We had a fantastic time everywhere we went. Hotels were well chosen and were very clean and comfortable with just the right amount of luxury for two night stays. Transport links all worked smoothly and having Cape Cod as our final stay was perfect with wonderful accommodation and beautiful beaches. Many thanks for your guidance!


We had the most fabulous time imaginable on our trip to India and would certainly go back.... we were lucky to come to you to arrange this trip.

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I just wanted to thank you for your excellent service arranging our recent trip to Cyprus, no problems with the car park or flight. Also thanks for your prompt assistance with our queries while we were there. If you keep 'holding our hands' like this you'll never get rid of us!


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