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Deluxe European River Cruising

Your Gate 1 River Cruise Includes:

Your European River Cruising Journey

All aboard! If you’ve been dreaming of Europe and only want to unpack once on your trip, our European River Cruise might be the answer you’ve been looking for.

From day one you’ll be seeing iconic landmarks like Heroes Square in Budapest all the way to the Skinny Bridge in Amsterdam. Our escorted tours will allow you to see the best sights in town, and our range of optional tours provide an opportunity to squeeze more excitement into your day. On board the cruise ships are opulent lounges and an array of activities to keep you entertained. Most importantly, you’ll leave with plenty of memories to look back on at home.

Continue reading to get a brief look at what it’s like to travel Europe in luxury and style aboard one of Gate 1’s deluxe river cruises.

Your First Steps Aboard

You’ll feel right at home from the moment you board a Gate 1 cruise ship. Glistening marble floors and a winding staircase will stop you breathless, but the concierge is waiting at the desk to help you find your way. Settle in to your cabin and unpack with plenty of space for all of your belongings in the provided robes. 

Each cruise ship is filled with facilities designed exclusively for your enjoyment. A large lounge with plenty of couches for you to sink in to allow you to mingle with your ship mates, and a live pianist sets the ambiance perfectly. Alternatively there are plenty of relaxation lounges throughout the ship as well. There are always crew available to look after your every need wherever you wander, so don’t worry about getting lost, simply ask!

After you’ve explored every inch of the ship, head on up to the sundeck to enjoy a banana lounge and the sky bistro. Have a dip in the jacuzzi, if you like! The wifi reaches the entire ship, so this is a perfect time to call the family back home and brag about the cruise so far.

Scenic Sailing

The best bit about a cruise ship is that you’re always surrounded by magnificent views, from the moment you open your curtains in the morning to the final meal of the evening. Explore the ship and never miss out on a fantastic sight – also, why don’t you head on up to the topmost deck for that perfect photo opportunity?

Sailing down the river offers a different view of these beautiful countries as well. It’s an exclusive insight to local living without the tourist crowds. You never know what wonders you’ll see on the riverbeds!

First Steps Off The Ship

Although it’s a struggle to leave the luxuries of the ship, we promise docking on land will be worth it! Perhaps you can smell the native plants, or the delicious local food, but the mixture of fresh air and the excitement of seeing a new country makes this experience all the more special. You’ve been briefed on the itinerary, so take your first steps on land and prepare for a full day of sightseeing.

First Class Escorted Tours

Your river cruising journey is more than just the ship. You’ll be seeing some of Europe’s top tourist destinations with our best tour guides. Our ships often dock right in the heart of small towns and cities to allow you to experience Europe with as much time as possible for you to explore to your heart’s content. Stroll through romantic Vienna at ease or follow an optional tour through Berlin; either way, you’re about to have your breath taken away. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you, you’re not going to want to forget these moments!

On your tour you’ll also be guided by one of our world class tour managers. They know everything there is to know, so put their knowledge to the test and ask as many questions as you please! They’ll be giving you some insider knowledge about sights that only locals know.

Wine & Dine on The Ship And At The Destination

Every meal matters on tour, and our on-board chefs know that. That’s why they go out of their way to make sure you have an authentically-flavoured meal based on the country you’re visiting that day. Every meal is picture perfect and will have your taste buds tingling for more! Sadly, you won’t have two of the same dish on your cruise. For those with dietary requirements, don’t fret – our chefs will plan accordingly for you to ensure you get the best dish possible. 

On land, have a chat with your Tour Manager for restaurant recommendations. They know the most popular, authentic, or unique dining experiences on offer. The restaurant included in your daily itinerary have been tried and true. Gate 1 is proud of our ability to offer the best of the best on your cruise!

Best of Both Worlds - Land & Cruise

If you’re the type that wants to make the most of your trip then a combined river cruise and land tour might be the perfect recipe for you! Enjoy discovering Europe via our deluxe cruises then experience it by land. Spend most of your nights aboard one of our deluxe river cruise ships then your land portion in quality, centrally located hotels. 

Making The Most Out of Your Trip
- Optional Tours

We want you to make the most out of your time abroad, so plan ahead with our range of optional tours for each destination. These tours give you the chance to see more of the country without the hassle of deciding what to do on the day. If you’re the type of traveller who likes to see as much as possible, these tours are for you. If you prefer to take it a little slower and enjoy your time, keep an eye out for the nighttime options for an unforgettable experience.

View Our River Cruises

River Cruising is the best option for travellers who want to see the world in luxury. With the best combination of comfort and sightseeing and the ease of booking, the only question left is, when would you like to go? Have a look at our range of European River Cruises here.

European River Cruising Reviews

Excellent, enjoyed it very much. Appreciated all the effort staff made right across the ship. Also the booking process, payment process - absolutely everything was easy. Thank you Gate 1. We loved how organised everything was and big credit and thanks to absolutely everyone on that ship ... Love you Gate 1. You will be seeing us again.
Lyn Q. - Parrearra, Australia
We had a great time on the Monarch Baroness. Cabins were very comfortable with better storage than I expected. We were blessed with mostly good weather & no problems with low or high water levels. Special mention to our cruise director George. The guy has everything covered & does it with good humour. Would happily take another European River cruise with Gate 1.
John & Sharon N. - Carlingford, Australia
Our Gate 1 trip exceeded all expectations. The guides and assistants were very knowledgeable and helpful. The Monarch Empress was a newer ship and the crew were superb. The chef and food was excellent. Tours, (both optional and included) were enjoyable. Congratulations to Gate 1 tours.
Robyn K. QLD, Australia


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*Meals included does not apply to Russian River Cruises 

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