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RIVER CRUISES

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Experience the epitome of opulence and indulge in a river cruise.

This is more than just a vacation - it's a lavish escape for the discerning traveler who demands nothing but the best.

 

Escape for a moment as you gaze on lush landscapes, lovely vineyards, or lively locales from the peaceful, open-air upper deck of the vessel. Take in the fresh air and be ready for an invigorating experience—one your senses will never forget. Prepare to be pampered like royalty as you sail through some of the world’s most stunning scenery. Savor delectable cuisine paired with the perfect wine. Immerse yourself in the local culture by attending a cooking class in Slovakia, a Mozart concert in Austria, a cheese tasting with a cheese affineur in Germany, a tour of Mother Teresa’s home in India, or an exciting tuk tuk ride in Cambodia.
 
One may be inclined to believe that river cruising is based solely in Europe, but this is a common fallacy. River cruises are also available in so many other desirable destinations. One might embark on the Nile River to view the ancient wonders of Egypt, explore Earth's largest rainforest on the Amazon River to immerse yourself in Mother Nature's Cradle of Life, pair up a life-changing safari with a cruise on the Chobe River in Botswana, cruise the Mekong River in Cambodia and take a tour of Angkor Wat and the nearby temples, or dive into Indian culture by visiting rural villages and hidden temples on the Ganges River. The options are endless. 

 
Whether you are a seasoned traveler wishing to find your next river cruise adventure or a novice longing to embark on your first river cruise journey, RLX Travel Group’s firsthand experience and long-lasting relationships with world class cruise lines will ensure you have a fabulous vacation.  With our expert guidance and seamless booking process, sit back and relax while indulging in the finest onboard experiences. Trust us to curate an itinerary that exceeds your wildest dreams and leaves you breathless at every turn. With us, you will feel confident knowing your plans have been perfectly crafted from start to finish. Discover new cultures without the headache of complicated itinerary planning. Let us do all the work for you so all you need to do is enjoy life on the river!
 
Embark on an adventure today— let RLX Travel Group and the rivers guide you!

 SAMPLE ITINERARIES 

RHINE RIVER IN EUROPE

Experience the beauty and charm of Europe's most enchanting region. As you set sail, you'll be greeted by breathtaking views of majestic castles, rolling hillsides dotted with vineyards, and picturesque towns that have stood the test of time.

- DAY 1 -

AMSTERDAM (Embarkation)

Board the ship for your Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps cruise.

- DAY 2 -

AMSTERDAM

Take a canal cruise tour in Amsterdam.

There are 165 canals in this area and you’ll enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam.

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- DAY 3 -

COLOGNE

 Go on a “Holy City” walking tour and cathedral visit, indulge on a local food tasting tour, or go biking

- DAY 4 -

RHINE GORGE
RÜDESHEIM

Today is full of scenic cruising the Rhine River. You'll view many castles as your ship sails.

 

In Rüdesheim, go wine tasting, board a fun gondola ride, take a vineyard hike, enjoy a guided bike tour of the Rheingau, or visit 

Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum

- DAY 5 -

LUDWIGSHAFEN

While visiting Ludwigshafen, there are many activities that may interest you. Perhaps a “Romantic Heidelberg” excursion is for you. Or maybe you would prefer the Heidelberg Philosopher’s hike, “Secrets of Speyer” tour, or Ladenburg bike tour. It's completely up to you!

- DAY 6 -

STRASBOURG

Consider the “The Gem of Alsace” tour or a fun outing on the Strasbourg e-bike tour here.

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- DAY 7 -

BASEL

Travelers flock to Basel because of its prime location and wonderful activities. While visiting here, take a “City of Art” tour. Feeling adventurous? Hop on the e-bike and take the "Three Countries" tour. 

Longing to visit Switzerland? Take a full day excursion to Lake Lucerne.

- DAY 8 -

BASEL

DISEMBARKATION

GANGES RIVER IN INDIA

Step aboard a luxurious river cruise and embark on a journey through one of the world's most spiritual destinations. Along the way, you'll witness the ancient rituals and customs of the local people, explore historic cities like Kolkata and Varanasi, and encounter the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the Ganges River.

- DAY 1 -

KOLKATA (EMBARK)

Arrive at Kolkata Airport.

- DAY 2 -

KALNA

Today, Kalna is best known for the magnificent Hindu temples constructed by the maharajas of Bardhaman, which you will have the opportunity to visit today. After enjoying the magnificent Rajbari temple complex, you may choose to stroll with your guide through the vibrant local market.

- DAY 3 -

MATIARI

Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari.

- DAY 4 -

MURSHIDABAD, BARANAGAR

Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar

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- DAY 5 -

CRUISING THE GANGES, KHUSBAGH

One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin.

- DAY 6 -

MAYAPUR, CHANDANNAGAR

Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction.

- DAY 7 -

KOLKATA

The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today.

Enjoy a Farewell dinner tonight.

- DAY 8 -

KOLKATA (DISEMBARK), FLY TO NEW DELHI

Disembark the ship for your flight to New Delhi.

- DAY 9 -

NEW DELHI (EMBARK), AGRA

Settle into your cabin onboard The Maharajas’ Express, the most luxurious train in India, and make your way to Agra, a bustling city most famous for hosting one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

- DAY 10 -

AGRA, RANTHAMBORE

Start the day early with a morning visit to the Agra Fort, then return to the train for breakfast as you head towards Ranthambore, home to a national park known for its large population of Bengal tigers.

- DAY 11 -

JAIPUR

Pink is the color of hospitality in northwestern India, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur.

- DAY 12 -

BIKANER

Gaze out at the countryside while you enjoy breakfast onboard.

This city, Bikaner, is the site of your explorations today. Enjoy some free time in the morning to explore on your own or relax onboard before our afternoon explorations. Tonight, a special dinner experience awaits in the deserts outside the city.

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- DAY 13 -

JODHPUR

Now it’s time for you to visit the “Blue City” of Jodhpur. Swaths of brightly painted blue houses can be found throughout the city’s streets. Once an indication that a Brahmin—a member of India’s priestly class—inhabited a dwelling, the blue color later became emblematic of the city itself and a popular choice amongst its residents.

- DAY 14 -

UDAIPUR

Sprawling across seven lakes and a range of hillsides, Udaipur has earned itself the moniker “the Venice of the East.”

- DAY 15 -

MUMBAI (DISEMBARK)

Disembark the train and transfer to your hotel for the night, The Oberoi Hotel Mumbai, which is situated right on the coast of the Arabian sea.

- DAY 16 -

MUMBAI

Check out of your hotel.

Mekong River in Southeast Asia

As you cruise along the Mekong River, you'll discover a fascinating blend of cultures and traditions, from the bustling cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh to the tranquil villages of Cambodia and Vietnam. Pass by floating markets, historical temples, and bustling street markets while taking in the breathtaking scenery of lush jungles and emerald rice paddies.

- DAY 1 -

HO CHI MINH CITY

Hotel check-in

- DAY 2 -

HO CHI MINH CITY

Morning city tour and Cu Chi Tunnels
Afternoon Cu Chi

- DAY 3 -

HO CHI MINH CITY

Morning visit Ben Thanh Market
Transfer to My Tho

MY THO

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

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- DAY 4 -

SA DEC

Local boat ride to Sa Dec

CAI BE  
Local boat ride
Visit local workshops
Historic Kiet Old House

- DAY 5 -

TAN CHAU  
Trishaw ride to craftsmen’s workshops
OR Local village


BORDER CROSSING  
Border Crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia

- DAY 6 -

PHNOM PENH  
Killing Fields and Genocide Museum
Royal Palace and National Museum
OR Royal Palace and Central Market

- DAY 7 -

OUDONG
Buddhist Blessing Ceremony

KAMPONG-TRALACH
Oxcart ride

PHNOM PENH
Tuk tuk orientation tour

- DAY 8 -

OKNHATEY VILLAGE  
Visit a Silk Village and local school

- DAY 9 -

  ANGKOR BAN
Walking tour*

KAMPONG CHAM  
Phnom Pros & Phnom Srei “Twin Mountain” visit

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- DAY 10 -

KAMPONG CHAM  
DISEMBARKATION

SIEM REAP    
Motor coach transfer to Siem Reap
Hotel check-in
Ta Prohm Temple

- DAY 11 -

SIEM REAP
Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei

- DAY 12 -

SIEM REAP
Angkor Thom
Flight to Hanoi


HANOI
Hotel check-in

- DAY 13 -

HANOI  
City tour and rickshaw ride
Water puppet show

- DAY 14 -

  HANOI   
Motor coach transfer to Ha Long Bay

HA LONG BAY
Bay excursion
Overnight cruise

- DAY 15 -

HA LONG BAY

Transfer to Hanoi


HANOI

Hotel check-in

- DAY 16 -

HANOI
Return Flight Home

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11 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
AN OCEAN CRUISE AND RIVER CRUISE

Whether you are an experienced cruiser or just setting out on your first adventure, this guide will provide essential insight into life on the river.

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