Escorted tour operator Insight Vacations has partnered with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises to unveil a new holiday programme that pairs land tours with river cruises in Europe. 

The collaboration has produced seven new holidays, which begin with a land tour and finish with a river cruise.

Destinations include Amsterdam, Portugal and Switzerland.

Groups will be accompanied by tour leaders when they explore different locations and can take part in hands-on experiences in order to get a feel for the culture of each town or village.

The seven new tailor-made itineraries are:

•    Portugal and the Douro (17 days)
•    Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Rhine (16 days)
•    Switzerland and the Rhine (15 days)
•    Bohemia and the Danube (16 days)
•    Eastern Europe and the Danube (22 days)
•    Gems of Italy and the River Po (15 days)
•    La Serenissima (21 days)

Holiday highlights

On the Portugal and the Douro river cruise, groups will wander through cobblestone villages and explore Medieval castles, while learning about the history of the region.

Ten days including guided sightseeing in Lisbon and visits to the Roman archaeological sites at Conimbriga precede a seven day cruise on board the Queen Isabel

Meanwhile, on a Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Rhine holiday, travellers will discover Medieval belfries and modern art in Brussels, and 17th century architecture and hip cafés in Amsterdam, followed by views of quaint villages and vineyards along the Rhine.

And enjoying contrasting scenery in France and Germany is on the cards on a Switzerland and the Rhine cruise.

Highlights include historic cities, picturesque villages and ancient fortresses on a holiday that starts in Geneva and ends in Amsterdam.

Insight Vacations and Uniworld

Both the Insight Vacations and Uniworld elements of each cruise holiday include signature experiences that aim to get to the heart of the history and culture of each destination.

Wi-Fi and scheduled airport transfers are included on each trip, as well as unlimited onboard beverages and all meals, and exercise classes on selected breaks.

For further information visit insightvacations.com or uniworld.com.