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For 30 years the nicko brand has been synonymous with unforgettable river travel experiences by providing exceptional service with a personal touch and at the best value for money.

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As a small-ship specialist, offering both river and ocean programmes, we pride ourselves in offering a culturally immersive experience in the destinations we visit mixed with relaxing moments of well-being and enjoyment with like-minded people. Our promise to our guests is expressed in our slogan: ‘Small ships. Great experiences’.

We continue to invest in our fleet with two new innovative river vessels, nickoVISION and nickoSPIRIT and our brand-new expedition ship, World Voyager, and newly refurbished Vasco da Gama.

Why Travel with nicko?

Our river vessels are designed for 126-220 guests whilst our ocean ships cater from 200 to a max 1000 guests creating an intimate cruising experience.

Our itineraries feature all the European rivers including the Rhine & Moselle, Seine, Rhone & Saone, Danube and the Douro plus the Mediterranean, Cape Verde & the Azores, Canary Islands & Madeira and the Iberian coast.

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Key Destinations

Rhine & Moselle river – Frankfurt, Strasbourg, Cochem, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Bonn, Cologne, Antwerp, Arnhem
Danube river – Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava
Douro river – Porto, Guimaraes, Salamanca
Rhone & Saone rivers – Lyon, Arles & Avignon
Seine river – Paris, Rouen, Giverny
Atlantic Islands – Cape Verde, Canary Islands, The Azores, Madeira
Scandinavia – Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Skagen
Iberian Peninsula – Lisbon, Cadiz, Tangier, Malaga
Mediterranean – Valencia, Marseille, Sardinia, Corsica, Greek Islands
Africa – Senegal
World Cruise – Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Cook & Society Islands, French Polynesia, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean

Exceptional value for money

All river cruises are all-inclusive giving you piece of mind that there are no hidden extras. This includes selected shore excursions, gratuities, Wifi and a drinks package.

No fly options

For a more leisurely start to your holiday look for our rail options on the Seine, Rhine, Rhone & Soane itineraries


All cruises feature an English-speaking Cruise Director and staff with an English-speaking shore excursion programme.

Intimate yet modern

Enjoy a luxury experience on brand new state-of-the-art expedition ship World Voyage.

Special Offers

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Discover the dazzling Danube by river cruise...

Experience the magnificent Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the best perspective, your own Nicko Cruises riverboat.

All our Danube itineraries showcase the very best of the Danube and give you the time to relax aboard and take in the spectacular scenery.

Our top 3 Recommended Danube River Cruises

  • Danube Highlights – as low as £1,160pp (Flights Included)
    Departure Dates: Jun to Oct 2023
    Departure Dates: May to Sept 2024
    Experience the beauty of the Danube on this unforgettable sailing. Enjoy the highlights of the upper part of the Danube: lively and musical Vienna, the coronation city of Hungarian monarchs Bratislava and the historic metropolis Budapest.
    This 6-day river cruise features some of the most beautiful cities, you will sail aboard MS Maxima & NickoSPIRIT
    4 Guided Excursions included + Evening in Vienna

  • The Blue Danube – as low as £1,540pp (Flights Included)
    Departure Dates: Jun to Oct 2023
    Departure Dates: Mar to Oct 2024
    Bustling cities, beautiful countryside, and a fabulous river experience: on this cruise you’ll visit the most unmissable destinations along the Danube. Spend an evening and full day in magical Vienna, visit the charming Biedermeier city of Baden and marvel at the Baroque majesty of historic Melk Abbey.
    This 8-day river cruise features some of the most popular and iconic destinations within the Danube Delta aboard award winning nickoVISION
    4 Guided Excursions included + overnight in Vienna

  • Serenity on the Danube – as low as £2,730pp (Flights Included)
    Departure Dates: Sept to Oct 2023
    Departure Dates: Apr to Oct 2024
    There can be no better way to experience eight countries in just two weeks than on this quintessential river cruise aboard MS Bolero. Step ashore in the fabulous metropolises of Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest, where cultural masterpieces and immersive history await.
    MS Bolero will take you on a fabulous 15-day river cruise to some of the Danube’s most impressive destinations, including Budapest and Bratislava
    6 Guided Excursions, sailing through 8 different European countries

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For more information or to book, call Silver Travel Advisor on 0800 412 5678.

We regularly receive special offers and discounts from our travel partners.

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