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APT River Cruises

Experts in guided touring

Waterways were the lifelines for early explorers, settlers, farmers and traders. Today, on an APT river cruise, you can travel them in comfort and style, waking up each morning in a new place, ready to discover new sights. With over 80 years of award-winning experience and a customer satisfaction rating of 98%, APT understand what makes a truly memorable holiday.

Their luxurious river cruise options span several continents, offering you a wide range of memorable destinations and experiences. On an APT river cruise you can discover some of the world’s great waterways aboard one of their luxury river ships. Unpack just once and enjoy your stay on a floating boutique hotel where the next great destination effortlessly appears at your doorstep. Relax and leave the planning and details to the experts as APT’s dedicated Cruise Directors ensure your holiday is hassle-free. Choose from APT river cruise itineraries in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, India, China and the USA.


APT offers luxury river cruising along some of Europe’s finest waterways such as the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Douro, Seine and Rhône River. Enjoy an all-inclusive European journey with delicious gourmet cuisine, attentive personalised service, nightly onboard entertainment and a dedicated Cruise and Tour Director. You will travel on board one of two classes of luxurious river ships. Boutique Aria River Ships offer up to five unique dining locations, including the intimate Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant and casual all-day dining at River Bistro. On Concerto River Ships, the grandest ships on European rivers, many suites feature twin balconies and you will be delighted by the wealth of exclusive public facilities and dining options and the high staff to guest ratio.


Cruise the iconic Russian waterways between the vibrant cities of Moscow and St Petersburg along the Volga, Svir and Neva Rivers. See forested islands, vast lakes and visit remote villages along your journey. Travel onboard Russia’s finest and most spacious river ship – the MS Anastasia which offers great comfort and style.


Experience the essence of South East Asia during an incredible Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus. Immerse yourself in tantalising flavours and dramatic landscapes of the region. The Mekong River flows through Vietnam and Cambodia, breathing life in the the remote communities, lush farmland, unique cultures, floating markets and quaint villages set along its banks. APT’s Mekong River Cruise travels the Lower Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap, visiting remote villages and markets. During the trip, you can enjoy small group excursions by rickshaw, waterboat and there’s even an ox-cart ride. And there will be the opportunity to explore Cambodia’s iconic temples of Angkor Wat and Ta Phrom.


APT’s Lower Ganges River cruise offers guests the opportunity to discover the villages that line the banks of the waterways of the Lower Ganges. Explore the rarely travelled West Bengal in absolute style aboard the brand new RV Ganges Voyager – the first luxury vessel of its kind in India. See communities and cultures so rare and remote, leaving you with memories that will last forever. Visit former outposts of French and British colonies and meet communities that showcase rural India at its most idyllic. Most of these places are untouched by tourism, providing the ideal backdrop for a unique adventure.


Cruising between New Orleans and Memphis, The Queen of the Mississippi is an authentic paddlewheeler with a sophisticated interior that offers an entirely fresh perspective on America’s beautiful South. This river cruise allows you to glide along the Mississippi in unparalleled style. Stop to experience a range of grand cities, quaint towns and historic plantation mansions in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. Cruise between New Orleans and Memphis aboard this magnificent boat – you will relax in comfort during your stay on the most modern paddlewheeler on the Mississippi.


Relax onboard the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer and take in spectacular sights along the Yangtze River. Travel through the Three Gorges region and watch in awe as sheer gorges and rock formations glide by. Whilst the famous attractions of Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai need little introduction, there is no denying the power of the Yangtze River, winding nearly 6,380 kilometres and traversing 11 cities and provinces. On this spectacular cruise through the Three Gorges region, you’ll be transported through one of the world’s truly stunning natural landscapes and venture off the beaten track to explore sacred sites and tranquil backwaters.

APT are experts in guided touring and you can confidently explore the world in their experienced hands. Many of the APT river cruise mentioned above can be combined with longer journeys by rail, sea and land, allowing you to experience the most from your chosen destinations – ask us for more details. And for travellers departing from the United Kingdom, many trips are inclusive of air fares. Please see itineraries for full details. Call us on 01923 883523 or email – we will be delighted to be of help.

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