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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10 nights Romantic RhineIncludes:• Return flights & transfers• 3 nights at 5* Pestana Riverside Hotel, Amsterdam• 7 night cruise on board Crystal BachPorts of Call: Amsterdam, Netherlands (overnight) - Cologne, Germany - Koblenz, Germany(overnight) - Rudesheim, Germany - Mannheim, Germany - Strasbourg, France - Basel, Switzerland Petite Suite Deluxe Suite Crystal Penthouse Crystal SuiteHeathrow [...]
11 day South Africa Journey with Rovos RailINCLUDES• Return flights with Virgin Atlantic• 11 day Rovos Rail Journey, 8 nights’ accommodation, 2 nights onboard Rovos Rail, 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners & all beverages onboard train, services of an English-speaking guide on off-train excursions, transfers & game drives, and selected sightseeing including Kruger National ParkHIGHLIGHTSJourney across South Africa on this combined self-drive and railtour, from Cape Town to Kruger National Park. Enjoy the art [...]
7 day KwaZulu-Natal HighlightsINCLUDES• Return flights with Virgin Atlantic• 7 day KwaZulu-Natal Highlights, 6 nights’ accommodation, 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 6 dinners, transport via air-conditioned vehicle, services of an English-speaking guide, and selected sightseeing including a safari in HluhluweHIGHLIGHTSSweep across the mountain peaks and stunning landscapes ofKwaZulu-Natal on this once-in-a-lifetime tour. Drakensberg, thehighest mountain range in South Africa, is a spectacle of stunningnatural beauty, while the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields will allowyou to explore the dramatic [...]
AUSTRALIA - 11 DAY SYDNEY, WINE & WILDLIFEINCLUDES• Return Economy flights with Qantas• 4 nights at 3*+ Cambridge Hotel Sydney†^ including Captain Cook Dinner Cruise, Afternoon Sydney Opera House Tour and Morning BridgeClimb experience***• 7 days’ car hire, pick up downtown Sydney and drop off Sydney International Airport• 3 nights at 5* Chateau ElanΔ at The Vintage, Hunter Valley, B&B, including Hunter Gatherers Tour• 3 nights at 3*+ Leisure Inn Spires including 1 day Scenic [...]
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20 DAY THE BIG TIKI ESCORTED TOUR INCLUDES • Return flights with Air New Zealand from London Heathrow • 20 day The Big Tiki escorted tour for 18-35 year olds with Contiki, including 19 nights' accommodation, 18 breakfasts & 6 dinners, touring by air-conditioned coach with wi-fi, services of an experienced Trip Manager & Driver, selected sightseeing including a visit to Hobbiton Village and all transfers HIGHLIGHTS Showcasing the natural beauty and cultural highlights [...]
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5* Sofitel The Palm, DubaiINCLUDES- Return flights- 3 nights in a Luxury Sea View Room, bed & breakfast- Return private transfersGatwick from £599 PP (Valid for travel 17 June 2019)Manchester from £629 pp (Valid for travel 16 June 2019)Glasgow from £599 pp (Valid for travel 17 June 2019)Additional regional departures are available
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