Begin your holiday season with a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River, stopping at traditional Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Passau, Rothenburg and Nuremberg. Nuremberg is home to one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in.. (click for more)
This Itinerary sails in this Direction:518Discover the delights of the season in Germany and Austria. “Welcome, young and old, to my little community of wood and cloth.” These words spoken by the Christkind open the Nuremberg Christmas M.. (click for more)
This Itinerary sails in this Direction:534Indulge your passion for food, history, and music as you discover the warmth of Portugal and Spain. Experience the “sunny side” of Europe, starting in radiant seaside Lisbon, then follow th.. (click for more)
This Itinerary sails in this Direction:514Celebrate the holiday season with centuries-old traditions and brand-new style. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for one thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and enco.. (click for more)
Visit all the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany, see the many charming castles commanding the riverbanks as you sail by, and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rh.. (click for more)
Journey along the rivers of Europe, China and Russia and explore these
fascinating destinations all in the comfort of a river cruise. Your
Europe river cruise package includes deluxe cabin accommodations, meals,
sightseeing and so much more. See all that these countries have to
offer and cruising the great rivers allows you to explore not only the
large cities but quaint villages. Experienced travelers agree that a
Europe river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to
explore Europe's castles, cathedrals and picturesque villages. Come
and enjoy the very best of Europe, China and Russia on a River Cruise!
Benefits of taking a River Cruise through Europe
1. Modern Ships
River cruise ships have recently been compared to small boutique hotels. The ships are modern with a selection of large staterooms and suites, and everything you need onboard. Fitness center, spa. restaurants and many new features are now available.
2. Cruise Europe's Most Scenic Waterways
You can enjoy the scenery including amazing castles and architecture from your cabin or deck while traveling from one region to another while enjoying fresh air or even a glass of wine.
3. An Inclusive with Exceptional Value
Prices includes shore excursions, your meals, wine with dinner, local entertainment and often even free wifi. Because the ship holds only around 150 passenger, you can expect personalized service throughout your vacation.
4. Travel through the Heart of Europe
You can cruise from Amsterdam to the black sea and each time you arrive somewhere you are right in the center of the city. No cabs or buses. Just a short walk and you can enjoy the locals, culture and cuisine of each area you are visiting.
5. Complimentary Shore Excursions
Expert local guides offer an over view of the area, and then you can enjoy free time on your own. Perhaps you would like to use the complimentary bicycles on board.
Whether you want to cruise past vineyards, castles and ruins along the Danube, or see the enchanting lowland plains and high peaks of the Alps in Germany, or the Temples, Tombs and Treasure of the Nile, you can find it all here.
Choose from the most reputable river cruise companies including Avalon Waterways, Uniworld, AMAWaterways, Tauck and Viking River Cruises.
There will be several brand new river cruise ships to choose from in 2015:
AmaWaterways will introduce the AMAReina & AMASonata;
Tauck will launch the Inspire and the Savor and Avalon Waterways will add the Avalon Poetry II, the Avalon Illumination and the Avalon Impression.