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Cruise straight into the heart of the magnificent cities and landscapes every day of your adventure.

Cruise straight into the heart of the magnificent cities and landscapes every day of your adventure.

On a River Cruise, in association with Silver Travel Advisor, you have all the benefits of touring without the hassle.

Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises offer a relaxed and informal way to enjoy some of Europe's finest landscapes and cities. Or perhaps you might enjoy a trip along the Yangtze river, exploring China.

On deluxe vessels, with a maximum of 150 passengers, you will experience continually changing scenery, as your ship takes you to the very centre of each country along the route used for centuries by traders.

Whether you would like to visit Europe, Russia or Asia, Viking River Cruises, will provide you with outstanding service and comfort, as well as an excellent company history of superb cruising. 

Hand-picked shore excursions offer you a chance to really experience your destination in depth, safe in the knowledge that you return to an exceptionally comfortable base every day. The joy of touring without the hassle!

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Reviews

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Viking River Cruises:

Viking value

Perfection - river cruise review

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English Cruises

For a holiday with a difference, the Edward Elgar, a 4* hotel boat, is perfect. Based in the Cotswolds Severn Vale and run as a family business, this boat provides a gentle, unforgettable experience.

Embarking in Gloucester, Edward Elgar cruises through quintessentially English countryside, stopping at a new place each day to discover the local town or enjoy an inclusive trip.

With glorious cathedrals at Worcester and Gloucester, Tewkesbury Abbey, charming towns such as Upton and Stourport and the Slimbridge wildlife centre, there is plenty to see and enjoy.

With just 22 passengers on board, there is a real sense of ‘house party’ with a friendly atmosphere, welcoming staff, traditional English cuisine and a well-supplied pay bar. The cabin accommodation is cosy, and along with the public rooms (which have good viewing facilities) are part of the reason this boat has been awarded 4* by Enjoy England.

The top deck is just the place to take in wonderful vistas and totally relax.

The cruises are good value, including full board accommodation, tea and coffee at all times, evening entertainment, fun games if you choose and a fabulous cruise. And all to be enjoyed without leaving the UK!

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Shearings River Cruising

Enjoy the wonders of river and waterways as you travel around the world, on stylish ships, all with the full Shearings experience.

On every cruise all meals on board are included, as are many land excursions, which offer you the finest places of interest to visit.

There is a friendly, hospitable ambience on every ship, where the crew are dedicated to ensuring you have the best possible time. Fellow travellers will share many of your interests, making for a really relaxed, sociable time on board.

Imagine enjoying the gorgeous scenery and cityscapes that pass by as you look out from your ship sailing along European’s major rivers and waterways. What a peaceful, restful way to spend a holiday.

‘Escorted by Shearings’ are river cruises with exclusively chosen travel companies, whose ships provide an excellent all-inclusive holiday, matching the exacting Shearings’ standards. On far away cruises, the Nile or Mekong for example, partner cruise lines offer guests the cruise of a lifetime, under the Shearings’ umbrella.

For both the World War anniversaries in 2014, Battlefield remembrance voyages are new opportunities to visit sites of historical importance.

Shearings River Cruises can be joined by coach, at hundreds of places around the country, by air from regional or city airports, by rail using Eurostar or even by ferry from UK ports such as Hull.

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Special Offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Shearings River Cruises, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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This information is brought to you by Silver Travel Advisor. Age UK does not have a commercial partnership with Shearings Holidays.

Scenic

For a genuinely, all-inclusive river cruise on a sumptuous, luxurious ‘Space Ship’, filled with special treats, such as you might find in an iconic hotel, guests can totally delight in this ‘ultra all-inclusive’ experience.

Unbelievably comfortable bedrooms, exceptional public salons and bars along with beautiful restaurants make Scenic ships a place of beauty. Perfect, indeed, for gliding along European and Russian rivers.

After you’ve paid for the cruise, everything is included: fine dining in the evening, delicious breakfasts and tasty snacks all day long! Drinks are part of your all-inclusive cruise, whatever takes your fancy, as are flights, transfers, tips and port charges.

You even have a personal butler service too! And specialist excursions and activities are there to be enjoyed, whether off the beaten track explorations or city tours, including the Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice programmes.

In fact you can leave your wallet at home and totally relax on your Scenic tour!

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Reviews

Read some independent reviews written by silver travellers about their Scenic tours:

The Scenic Jewel
Scenic European Waterways

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For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Scenic, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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AmaWaterways UK

These river cruises are consistently rated amongst the best on the world’s waterways.

With beautifully equipped cabins, outstanding service and gracious public rooms, your floating hotel is place to relax and enjoy not only the notable views from panoramic windows or the outside sun deck but friendly company, great food, a welcoming bar and sparkling on board entertainment.

As you travel along the river, there will be various excursions on land to take in the sites, perhaps you will explore a city on an informative guided walking tour or have fun on a riverbank bike ride. And whilst cruising, there’s a gym and spa to help you keep in shape! Each voyage has a cruise manager to ensure that all goes according to plan so you can relax knowing everything is taken care of.

AmaWaterways is known for its delicious cuisine: the menus reflect regional specialities and local dishes, served with generous helpings of wine and drinks from the area at both lunch and dinner.

A trip along the Rhine, Douro or Danube really will immerse you in the wonders of Europe with culture, history and fabulous countryside at every bend in the river. Enjoy each country’s unique landmarks and discover some little known secrets with the expert guides. Each day takes you somewhere new, with the excitement that brings whilst enjoying the continued comfort of your gorgeous ship.

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Reviews

Read some independent reviews written by silver travellers about their AmaWaterways holidays.

Rhine and Moselle relaxing river cruise

Special offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from AmaWaterways UK, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Uniworld

Wherever you have imagined visiting, on the world’s rivers and waterways, an exclusive cruise is a superb way to really enjoy yourself.

Uniworld visits 26 different countries and have nearly 40 exceptional itineraries to interest and enchant everyone.

The European cruises are genuinely outstanding, with excellence as standard and luxury as the norm. This is boutique river cruising at its very best, with inclusivity as the watchword, everything is included in the price:

  • all on board meals
  • drinks
  • gratuities on land and water
  • airport transfers
  • onshore excursions
  • internet and wifi access.

There’s not a thing to worry about, which is just how your holiday should be!

Exploring some of the mighty rivers further afield, in India, China, Vietnam, Egypt and Cambodia, will take you right up close to the world’s oldest treasures and societies, along the River Ganges, for example, or the Nile.

And after fascinating days, you can return to the superb comfort of your Uniworld ship or 5* hotel, when on longer excursions.

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Reviews

Read independent reviews written by Silver Travellers about their Uniworld holidays.

Douro Spirit – Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley

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Emerald Waterways

The truly superb ‘Star-Ships’ of Emerald Waterways lead the way in modern, technically state of the art vessels on the waterways of Europe.

The style of the staterooms is second to none, with excellent balconies and the best open-air views.

Enjoy the swimming pool and the cinema, take in the passing scenery and cityscapes from the sundeck.

Emerald Value includes return flights, transfers, on board meals with wine, beer and soft drinks.  The friendly bar offers a wide range of paid for cocktails, champagne and liquors. 

Onshore excursions, part of EmeraldPLUS, are included almost every day, they’ll give you the chance to truly experience your ports of call, taking iconic sights and attractions. 

Cruises last from 8 to 17 days, with ships travelling along some of Europe’s most important and interesting rivers.  You’ll be able to visit ancient towns and cities, Amsterdam, Budapest and Nuremberg for example, explore gorgeous landscapes and relax in supreme comfort, all aboard highly luxurious ships, built for your leisure and pleasure.

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Reviews

Read independent reviews written by Silver Travellers about their Emerald Waterways holidays.

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Emerald Sky Part 2: Cologne

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