Discover the fascinating diversity of the scenery on Europe’s most beautiful waterways. Enjoy a completely new feel to travelling, well away from roads, trains and planes. Unlock aspects of our sometimes secretive continent from a completely new standpoint. Travel by boat along its historic trading routes, the prettiest canals and proudest rivers in Europe – be they the Dutch and Belgian waterways, or the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube rivers.
Our river cruises take you through peaceful landscapes, past picturesque towns and impressive sights, and right into the throbbing hearts of some of Europe’s great metropolises.
With more than 25.000 passengers from all over the world Lueftner Cruises counts as one of the most important tour operator of river cruises in Europe. Since the foundation of the company 1994 Lueftner Cruises offers 7 vessels – 6 of which were specially constructed in a famous Dutch shipyard. The portfolio of cruises ranges from the classic Danube Rhapsody cruise, to Black Sea cruises, and Tulip cruises in Holland, as well as special combined cruises. The high-class “Amadeus Vessels” abound with elegant atmosphere and luxury comfort, paired with highest quality of attendance in service and performance. Of special importance, the vessels of the “Amadeus-Premium-Class” are fitted-out with additional comfort facilities such as Vital-Fitness-Club, ample windows in the cabins and an “Amadeus-Club”, a kind of lounge for chilling out.
Passau - Budapest - Kalocsa - Passau
Enjoy a cruise on one of the most beautiful Danube stretches through 4 Danube countries and get to see world famous cities on the Danube such as Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.
BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE
Passau - Danube Delta - Passau
This classical Danube cruise takes you from the Alps to the Black Sea, through 8 Danube countries with an unforgettable cruise through the world famous Iron Gate.
ACROSS EUROPE - 15-days AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST Glide along 2000 kilometers of Europes pristine waterways, from Amsterdam on the north Sea to Budapest - "Queen" of the Danube. "Across Europe" is one of the most exciting and varied cruises in our programme. On this journey you see Europe from it's most important waterways - the Rhine, the Main and the Danube - all big names and proud rivers. You'll have suffiecient time and leisure to absord the wonderful scenery, and there's no shortage of sights to see on land during this cruise either!
DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS We promise you, there’s really no better and more beautiful way to take in the fascinating, lowland landscapes of Belgium and Holland than by cruising along their extensive waterways. The canals criss-cross these countries like a spider’s web, and in spring, the natural light and glorious colours reveal themselves with a splendour that is all their own.
Vienna - Passau - Nuremberg
Is there any time of year more atmospheric than the weeks around Christmas? When the scent of oranges, cinnamon and cloves fills the air, when the chill wind makes one long for a cup of mulled wine, and the towns and villages deck themselves out magnificently with thousands of lights and stars.
NEW YEAR'S EVE CRUISE What better way to spend New Year's Eve than in the middle of the Danube River watching the fireworks spectacular of Budapest? Cruise from Passau through beautiful stretches of the River to Vienna, then Bratislava to arrive in Budapest for the New Year celebrations. On the return, cruise via Melk before returning to Passau.