Reasons to choose a TUI River Cruise

We’re part of TUI, the world’s biggest travel company, so you’re in good hands. We’ve applied our expertise to our river cruising recipe, combining standout service and culture-packed excursions with nightly entertainment and a choice of restaurants and lounges. For more information or to talk to one of our experts please call 0203 451 2688.

Reasons to book with TUI

Experience & expertise

We’re one of the UK’s leading travel companies, and we’ve applied that knowledge and know-how to our river cruising recipe.

Quality service

From our TUI River Cruise Travel Experts to our dedicated cruise experience manager on each ship, we’re on hand every step of the way to provide the first-class service you’ve come to expect.

Trust in TUI

The UK's most-read newspaper voted TUI the 'Most Trusted Travel Company', and you can count on our tried-and-tested smile to take care of you on the river, too.

Hassle-free travel

We take care of all your travel, including direct flights from the UK, and transfers to the ship.

Undeniably TUI

Award-winning cruising

We’ve been nominated for a string of awards, all in our first year of sailing. We finished runner-up in the News UK awards, and were shortlisted for favourite River Cruise Line and Best River Cruise Line at the 2022 Wave Awards. Now in our second year we are delighted to announce that we won Best River Cruise Line at the 2023 Wave Awards. And more recently we won Best for first time cruisers and Best value for money at the Cruise Critics Editors Choice Awards.

Premium quality, great value

Think of our ships as floating, modern hotels that will transport you from world famous cities to under-the-radar-towns - sometimes dropping in on more than one destination a day. You won't be short on home-comforts, plus there'll be multiple restaurants and lounges for wining and dining. The outdoor space is in good supply, so you can take it all in from top deck. And you can expect Full Board Plus basis as a minimum on our ships, so breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, as well as selected drinks at mealtimes.

Lots of variety

With five ships, 30 itineraries and counting, durations between three and 15 nights, plus more destinations than you can shake a stick at, finding your perfect river cruise is a piece of cake. Our ships glide along some of Europe’s leading waterways, including the Rhine, the Danube and from 2025 the Douro. And you’ll pass everything from big-hitting cities like Cologne and Budapest to tiny towns and picturesque villages. And from November 2024 you can now sail the Nile and enjoy an amazing cruise experience in Luxor.

First class service

All of our ships have an intimate feel, with a maximum 155 guests on board at any one time, and one crew member to every four guests, so you’ll be on first-name terms in no time. There’s a dedicated cruise experience manager on every sailing, too, who’ll be happy to help with tips and information on things like shore experiences. And you can chat to our TUI River Cruise Travel Experts before you go, if you need any help or info.

Choice of bars and restaurants

It’s all about choice with TUI River Cruises. Our ships double up on restaurants and bars, and there are no set dining times either, so you can sit down to eat at a time that suits you.

All of our cruises are on a Full Board Plus basis, so dining at our two restaurants and a selection of drinks at mealtimes come as standard. The tipples on offer include hand-picked wines from the local region at dinnertime. A swanky six-course gala dinner’s included on cruises of five nights or more. And if you fancy having all your drinks thrown into the mix, there’s an All Inclusive drinks package available – you can upgrade when you book or once you’re onboard. Our new River Nile ship - TUI Al Horeya - is All Inclusive as standard.

Find out more about dining and drinks onboard.

Onboard entertainment

Day or night, we’ve got heaps to do onboard our ships. Daytime activities include the likes of wellness classes and virtual reality golf, and you can play games like minigolf and giant chess on the top deck, too. In the evenings, you can expect a variety of entertainment, with live performances of everything from West End hits to rock-and-roll anthems. There are also local guest acts and more low-key activities like interactive quizzes and silent discos. And now and then we’ll throw something totally different into the mix – like stargazing from the top deck.

Find out more about our onboard entertainment and activities.

Easy exploring

We’ve got a range of shore experiences to choose from, with everything from guided city tours to wine-tasting sessions on the cards. And if you prefer to explore at your own pace, you can do that, too. Most of our ports are in the heart of the destination, so you can hop off and sightsee at your leisure. Plus, if you book one of our new Nile cruises for next winter, two excursions are included in the price.

Find out more about our shore experiences.

Package refund guarantee

Get your money back within 14 days if we cancel. Plus, all our river cruises come with ABTA and ATOL protection.

£0 deposit

Pay nothing upfront if you choose to pay for your holiday via direct debit.

Flexible payment options

Manage your payments in a way that suits you.

What our customers say

“The staff on the Isla were absolutely fantastic! The waiters in the restaurant were excellent & the food was also excellent. All in all we had a lovely time & enjoyed all the facilities.” 03/07/2022 Rhine Gems – TUI Isla

“We've done loads of ocean and sea cruises so we decided to try a river cruise as a new experience. Result: we liked it! The itinerary was varied, the destinations were interesting and moorings were close enough to walk into all locations. Staff were very attentive; food was delicious, well-presented and varied. We liked it so much we have decided to book another one!” 17/06/2022 Diamonds on the Danube – TUI Maya

“A thoroughly enjoyable holiday, which we will definitely do again in the future. The ship was modern, not too big and adult only which makes it more relaxing. The all inclusive element was a bonus too. Lovely, helpful crew and nothing was too much trouble for them when needed.” 15/07/2022 Rhine Explorer 2 - TUI Maya

Find out more about our onboard experiences.

What's included?

You can relax knowing everything below comes as standard on your TUI River Cruise.

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