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Enjoy the stunning scenery of Europe on your European River cruise with Botanica World Discoveries.
Travel where other ships can't aboard the RV Grand Mariner with Botanica World Discoveries.
Experience luxury cruising combined with great gardens on your Botanica World Discoveries' tour of Europe.
Experience a land of unimaginable beauty when cruising Mekong River in luxury with Botanica World Discoveries.

Sail the world's most iconic rivers in Europe, North America & Asia. Enjoy the convenience of unpacking just once as you revel in one of the most relaxing and unique methods of travel.


Discover spectacular sights of Europe when you choose five-star European river cruising with Botanica World Discoveries.Let your floating hotel take you directly to the wonderful sights and incredible gardens of the region.  Admire the tulips of Holland or the gardens of The Hudson Valley and delight in the spectacular scenery along the Yangtze River. While cruising, simply relax amid the luxury of your ship, knowing that every detail has been considered.


Asia

13 day Chinese Gardens, History & Culture Cruise from Shanghai to Beijing - See the iconic sights of China and visit fascinating ancient gardens and modern architecture. Admire the lush scenery along the banks of the Yangtze river. Find our more here.

Europe

41 day Best of Europe's Spring Garden Festivals & Shows including Madeira & Cordoba Patio Festival & Chelsea Flower Show - Spend 21 nights aboard three different luxurious riverships, the MS AmaVerde, the MS AmaVida taking in the scenery of these contrasting destinations  with other exciting garden visits, both public and private, all accompanied by your Botanical Guide. Find out more.

30 day Dutch Tulips, Floralia Flower Show & Art of the Douro River - A 30 day botanical journey, including two seven-night cruises through Holland & Belgium and on the Douro River. Find out more.

28 day Gardens & Art of Portugal & Spain & Seine River Cruise - A 28 day botanical journey, including two seven-night cruises on the Douro and Seine Rivers. Have an enriching experience with your Botanica Guide and Art Guide. Find out more.

12 day Gardens & Landscapes of Madeira & Portugal with Douro River - 12 days on a botanical journey, including a 7-night cruise on the Douro River. Explore the grand gardens of Portugal with an island stay on Madeira. Find out more.

10 day Floralia Flower Show, Tulips & Gardens of Holland & Belgium - 10 days enjoying the magic of Amsterdam in April where the Tulip flowers in many spectacular displays through the city. Relax whilst cruising aboard your luxury river ship, touring Holland and Belgium in the spring. Find out more.

21 day Gardens & Art of Portugal & Spain with Madeira & Cordoba Patio Festival - 21 days on a botanical journey, including a 7-night cruise on the Douro River. Explore the grand gardens of Portugal with an island stay on Madeira as well as the colourful spectacle that is Cordoba Patio Festival. Find out more.

12 day Gardens of the Seine River & Chelsea Flower Show, London & Sussex - 12 days including a 7-night small ship river cruise with a Botanical Guide. Relax along the Seine River through the landscapes Monet was inspired to paint. Find out more.

North America

15 day US Mansions & Gardens of the Hudson River & Canadian Lakes Cruise in Fall -  Discover beautiful gardens and incredible wildlife along Canada's St Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers through the Erie Canal and into the Hudson River. Find out more.

New Zealand

9 Day New Zealand Garden Festivals & Private Gardens - We travel in a small group across the North and South Islands of New Zealand taking in the wonders of the Taranaki and Marlborough Garden Festivals. Find out more.

Why Travel On a River Cruise

  • Your luxurious floating hotel will take you to your destination
  • Relax, unpack and make your suite your home for the duration of the cruise
  • Flexibility to choose whether you join sightseeing & botanical excursions, relax on board or wander on your own
  • On some ships, enjoy onboard facilities such as a fitness centre, hair & beauty salon, bikes to ride, library and more when you have free time
  • Cruising allows you to visit quaint Medieval villages and enjoy scenery away from highways
  • Take in panoramic vistas and landscapes from the sun deck with 360 degree views
  • Crew to take care of your every need, so you can relax and enjoy your experience
  • Learn from interesting Guest Lecturers

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