Europe cruises

Uncover another side of Europe by exploring the way people have for centuries – via the waterways.

If cruising doesn't come to mind when you're daydreaming about a European adventure, maybe it should. Traditionally, the cities dotting the rivers that slice through Europe were used for trade, and now, they can deliver us right into the action! From Paris to Dubrovnik – you can find medieval villages, small port towns and amazing natural attractions often overlooked by land-goers. Our small cruise ships can drop anchor basically anywhere, so local interaction and delicious, authentic food is never far away when you're cruising the waterways. So, why not trade the wheels for the water and get ready to see Europe from a new perspective.

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Why choose us

Small ships, small groups

With fewer than 36 passengers on every ship, our groups are the perfect size for really getting to know your fellow travellers. Smaller groups mean more personalized service, like one-on-one chats with your leader about history, culture and food, or your favourite beer handed to you by the bar manager at the end of the day.

Specialized service

We’re right there with you to ensure your adventure is memorable for all the right reasons. Our expert local leaders facilitate incredible land experiences, while the ship’s friendly crew make sure you have everything you need – from a room that’s sparkling clean to a glass of sparkling wine – to enjoy your time on board.

Dining with a local twist

Whether it’s a dining alfresco on the deck at sunset, enjoying the catch-of-the day cooked up by your onboard chef or sitting down for a gourmet breakfast every morning, our culinary experiences are designed to complement your journey and help you create memories you’ll savour forever – both on and off the boat.

Cruise the seas less travelled

Our small ships give you access to those out-of-the-way spots the big ships can’t reach. We’ll show you the guidebook favourites from a new perspective, then cruise away from the crowds so you can stroll through seaside villages, swim in hidden coves, and get a real taste of what life is like for the locals.  

A floating boutique hotel

Our ships combine all the comforts and personality of a boutique hotel with the freedom of the open water. Relax in your well-appointed cabin and wake to a different outlook each morning. Enjoy panoramic views from the sun deck, spend time in comfortable lounges and dining rooms, or dine al fresco under the stars.


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Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

Henrietta · Traveled May 2024
Don’t hesitate, this trip was probably the best yet. Croatia is beautiful and this journey was fabulous. Boat was lovely, cabins spacious, crew were great, excellent meals, as for the swimming…
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

Harriet · Traveled May 2024
I cannot recommend thus trip highly enough. It completely exceeded my expectations. From the fabulous sun deck, beautiful scenery, lovely people and excellent crew lead by Dinko and Ziggy to the various walks and visits, it was a perfect week under the Croatian sunshine. Thank you .
Review submitted 30 May 2024

Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

ALISON · Traveled May 2024
Intrepid Aurora was the first “cruise” that I had been on and what a wonderful way to do it. The boat was the perfect size with room for all guests (31) without feeling at all crowded. I can’t believe what we have seen and done, highlighting the area’s history and culture and enjoying the beautiful Croatian coast’s swimming locations. Knowing that there is a local, sustainable ethic behind everything was really important to me. The hosts, Dinko and Ziggy were brilliant, so professional, informative and personable at the same time. We had a fabulous holiday and will definitely recommend this to others.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

Angelica Maria · Traveled May 2024
My week on the Aurora was wonderful. The boat is beautiful, and the cabins are actually very spacious. We got completely spoiled with 3-course meals every day, and the crew catered to specific diets amazingly. The locations we visited were gorgeous and I loved how many local businesses we were able to support. I would highly recommend this tour!
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

Peter & Susan · Traveled May 2024
Dinko and Ziggy led our Dalmatian 8 day coastal cruise,which made it an excellent experience, exceeding our expectations in all respects. Our first, but hopefully not the last trip, with the Intrepid Travel organisation. Coastal Croatian cruise can be recommended with local people being friendly, very hospitable and engaging.
Review submitted 31 May 2024