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)
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)
Sail the scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers past some of the most beautiful vistas of France’s countryside. During your 8-day journey, explore the famed region of Beaujolais and the colorful fields of Provence. Visit Gallo-Roman ruins in Vienne. Stroll th.. (click for more)
Cruise through five countries in the heart of Europe on this relaxing 14-night cruise. Let the waters of the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube carry you gently through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, exploring striking vistas rich wi.. (click for more)
This 8-day itinerary takes you through four of Europe’s most enchanting countries along the storied Danube River; Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. Explore Budapest’s imperial and Art Nouveau delights, and take a comprehensive tour of beautiful.. (click for more)
For those of you who have yet to experience one of the most beautiful travel pastimes ever created, River Cruising in 2017 should be at the top of your list, and here's why:
Unlike ocean cruises where ships have stretched to accommodate whole towns, a European river cruise ship, for example, is dictated by the bridges and locks these vessels must pass under or through. That said, any given river cruise in Europe MUST not exceed a length of 410 feet and a width of 38 feet. European river cruise ships can accommodate between 100 & 200 passengers.
River Cruise Ships cruise along the following major rivers in Europe:
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.