Rivers have throughout time served as the world’s natural highways, facilitating trade and travel, connecting people and cultures.
As civilizations developed along riverbanks, history’s footprints have remained along their shores, making a river journey simply one of the most culturally enriching and rewarding travel experiences you can have.
Enjoy the many benefits of river cruises including:
- Packing and unpacking only once
- Travelling through the heart of countries
- Continuously changing scenery
- Small ships with an average of 150 guests
- All river-view cabins
- A relaxed and informal environment
Discover the world of river cruising with Pearl King Travel!
Comfort, convenience, culture & cuisine
Unpack once, enjoy a glass of wine on the sundeck, listen to enriching lectures, and be entertained by music and local folklore. Enjoy interesting shore excursions in every port of call—or, since your floating hotel docks mostly in the centre of towns and villages, choose to explore the museums, galleries, boutiques and cafes on your own. Over a sumptuous dinner including local specialties, relive the day’s highlights: perhaps discovering architectural surprises in Dresden or Prague, marvelling at the treasures in St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum or strolling through the courtyards of Beijing’s Forbidden City.
A different perspective
River cruising is quite possibly the optimal way to travel. Unlike on a bus tour, you will not spend hours on the highway, but spend your time being in your destination, instead of trying to get there. And instead of endless waves on an ocean cruise, on a river the world reveals itself to you with its constantly changing scenery along the river-shores.
To learn more about exploring the waterways of the world, click below for a short video introduction to the world of river cruising.
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15 Day Wonders of China Escorted Tour INCLUDES All Flights 15 day Wonders of China Escorted tour with Wendy Wu including 14 nights’ accommodation, 4 night cruise on Yangtze River, all meals, services of an English speaking National Escort, all sightseeing, transportation and transfers, visa fees and visa processing service. HIGHLIGHTS This itinerary encompasses the best of China’s natural and man-made wonders, from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze River. You will take a comprehensive journey through [...]
11 Day Vietnam Insight with Insider JourneysINCLUDES:• Return flights• 11 day Vietnam Insight with Insider Journeys, including 10 nights’accommodation, 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, services of a localEnglish-speaking guide and all transfersHIGHLIGHTS:Gain a deeper understanding of magical Vietnam with an in-depth journey through its historic cities, provincial culture and glistening coastline. Be enchanted by the smiling locals you meet throughout your journey on the bustling streets of Hanoi, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and savour a delicious seafood [...]
10 Day Cultural Japan Independent Tour INCLUDES: • Return flights • 10 day Cultural Japan Independent Tour, including 9 nights’ accommodation, 9 breakfasts, 1 dinner, sightseeing with local guides and transfers HIGHLIGHTS: Begin your journey in the busting city of Osaka, where you will visit the magnificent Osaka Castle, one of Japan’s famous landmarks. Then, journey by both rail and cable car to Mount Koya, home to over 100 temples, and is known as the home of [...]
10 Day Bangkok to Singapore by Eastern & oriental Express TrainINCLUDES:• Return flights• 10 day Bangkok to Singapore by Eastern & Oriental Express rail tour, including 6 nights’ hotel accommodation, 3 nights on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from Bangkok to Singapore in a Pullman Cabin, 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, afternoon tea, selected sightseeing including Bangkok City & Temples Tour and Morning Singapore City Tour and transfersHIGHLIGHTS:After a 3 night stay in stunning Bangkok, travel in [...]
14 Nights Sydney & New ZealandIncludes:Return flights from Manchester2 nights at 4* Mercure Hotel, Sydney12 night cruise on board Ovation of The SeasPorts of Call: Sydney Australia - Milford Sound, New Zealand - Doubtful Sound, New Zealand - Dusky Sound, New Zealand - Dunedin, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Tauranga, New Zealand - Auckland, New Zealand - Bay of Islands, New Zealand - Sydney, AustraliaDeparts: Oct - Nov 18; Jan 19Price based on 02 Nov [...]
20 Nights Majestic Australia & New Zealand With Princess Cruises INCLUDES Return international flights Internal flights with Virgin Australia 3 Nights at 4* Mantra Explanade Hotel, Cairns 2 Nights at 4* Green Island Resort Hotel, Green Island 1 Day Tour, Great Barrier Reef 3 Nights at 4* Rydges Central Hotel, Sydney 12 Night Cruise on board Majestic Princess PORTS OF CALL Sydney, Australia - Auckland, New Zealand - Tauranga, New Zealand - Wellington, New [...]
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ULTIMATE BERLIN, PRAGUE, VIENNA AND BUDAPESTTRIP OVERVIEWRide the rails from west to east, taking in four historic European capitals in one holiday. Travel aboard comfortable, high-speed trains as you take in the colourful history of Berlin, the spire-woven skyline of Prague, the grandiose musical heritage of Vienna and the tranquil thermal baths of Budapest.HIGHLIGHTSExplore four capital cities in one holidayTravel [...]
10 Nights Luxury Galapagos EscapeIncludes:All flights2 nights at 5* NH Collection Royal Hotel, Quito7 night cruise on board Silver Galapagos1 night at 5* NH Collection Royal Hotel, Quito Luxury All Inclusive - Includes Drinks and GratuitiesPorts of Call: San Cristobal - Roca Leon Dormido - Bartolome - Playa Espumilla (Santiago Island) - Punta Vicente (Roca Isabela) - Caleta Tagus (Isabela) - Bahia [...]
13 Nights Sydney & New Zealand DiscoveryIncludes:Return flights3 nights at 4* Mercure Hotel, Sydney10 night cruise on board Ovation of The SeasPorts of Call: Sydney Australia - Milford Sound, New Zealand - Doubtful Sound, New Zealand - Dusky Sound, New Zealand - Dunedin, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Napier, New Zealand - Picton, New Zealand - Sydney, AustraliaDeparts: Nov [...]
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Bliss from MiamiIncludes:Return flights3 nights at 4* Hilton Cabana Beach Hotel, Miami Beach7 night cruise on board Norwegian BlissPREMIUM ALL INCLUSIVE CRUISEFREE UPGRADE from Interior to Oceanview StateroomUP TO $500 On - Board Spending Money on Balcony Staterooms and abovePorts of Call: Miami, USA - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - Tortola, British Virgin Islands - Nassau, Bahamas [...]
13 nights Singapore, Thailand & Southeast AsiaIncludes:• Return flights from London• 3 nights at 4* Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore• 10 night cruise on board Sapphire PrincessPorts of Call: Singapore - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - Nha Trang, Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam - Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand - Koh Samui, Thailand - SingaporeDeparts: Dec 18 - Feb [...]
10 Nights Miami Beach & Caribbean WondersIncludes:Return flights3 nights at 4* Daddy O Hotel, Miami7 night cruise on board Celebrity Equinox FREE upgrade from Oceanview to Balcony stateroomPorts of Call: Miami, USA - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Nassau, Bahamas - Miami, USALondon from; Interior - £1,149 ppBalcony [...]
12 Nights Dubai & The EmiratesIncludes:• Return flights• 1 night at 4* Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai• 11 night cruise on board MSC LyricaPorts of Call: Dubai, UAE (overnight) - Abu Dhabi, UAE - Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE - Khasab, Oman - Muscat, Oman (overnight) - Bahrain, Middle East - Doha, Qatar - Dubai, UAE (overnight)Prices from London; [...]
10 Nights 5* VietnamINCLUDESReturn Flights3 Nights at 5* Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City7 Nights at 5* Mia Resort Nha TrangReturn Private Transfersfrom £1,389 pp SAVE up to £185 per personValid for travel: 17 - 18 Oct 18
10 Nights 4* Bangkok & PhuketINCLUDESReturn Flights3 Nights at 4* Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok*7 Nights at 4* Patong Merlin Hotel, Phuket, B&B**Return Transfersfrom £989 pp SAVE up to £280 per person, including *FREE upgrade to a Deluxe Room + **3 Bonus NightsValid for travel: 18 Sep 18
5 Nights 4* SingaporeINCLUDESReturn Flights5 Nights at 4* Park Hotel Clarke QuayReturn Transfersfrom £879 pp SAVE up to £395 per person, including 1 FREE night + FREE upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe RoomValid for travel: 03-17 Feb 19
9 nights Mediterranean Medley from BarcelonaIncludes:• Return flights from London• 2 nights at 4* Tryp Apolo Hotel, Barcelona• 7 night cruise on board MSC MeravigliaPorts of Call: Barcelona, Spain - Marseille, France - Genoa, Italy - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Palermo (Sicily), Italy - Valletta, Malta - Barcelona, SpainDeparts: Nov 18 - Apr 19.Price based on 13 Dec 18 cruise departure.Interior [...]
7 nights Sensational Bahamas from MiamiIncludes:• Return flights• 3 nights at 4* Daddy O Hotel, Miami• 4 night cruise on board Carnival SensationPorts of Call: Miami, USA - Princess Cays, Bahamas - Nassau, Bahamas - Miami, USADeparts: Aug 18 - Dec 19.Price based on 10 Jan 19 cruise departure.Cruise itinerary and duration may vary dependent upon departure date.FREE Upgrade from [...]
13 nights Singapore, Thailand & Southeast AsiaIncludes:• Return flights from London• 3 nights at 4* Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore• 10 night cruise on board Sapphire PrincessPorts of Call: Singapore - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - Nha Trang, Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam - Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand - Koh Samui, Thailand - SingaporeDeparts: Nov 18 - [...]
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