10 Inviting River Cruise Experiences
March 2017 | By Susan Milne | 3 minute read |
With delectable shore options everywhere you go and an abundance of things to do aboard your state-of-the-art river cruise ship, you’ll be well entertained and informed during your river cruise. Take a look at these inviting experiences available along the rivers of Europe.
Tulip Time, Holland & Belgium
The colorful tulip fields make these Spring-time river cruises even more special, along with the traditional windmills, distinctive architecture, vibrant nightlife and the medieval cities you’ll explore.
Rhine River, Amsterdam to Basel
A range of legendary sights await on this river cruise route. Visit Cologne’s magnificent Cathedral, wander charming Heidelberg, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see hill-top castles, the Black Forest region and the sights of Strasbourg
Danube River, Vienna to Budapest
Imagine attending a concert at a palace or one of Vienna’s magical music venues. Then sailing along the river to enjoy Hungarian cuisine in Budapest. The Benedictine Abbey in Melk and sights of Bratislava are some of the other included highlights.
River cruise ships are noted for their exquisite cuisine which features the food, wine and beer of your European destinations. Excursions ashore also include tastings and tours that put you in touch first hand with the culinary scene.
Visit Monet’s home at Giverny. Follow the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. Marvel at famed art galleries in Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. These enriching experiences can easily be yours as part of your European river cruise.
A Room with a View
Panoramic views are another unforgettable experience on your European river cruise. You won’t miss the spectacular sights along the river thanks to panoramic views from dining rooms, lounges, staterooms and top deck relaxation areas.
Delve into the culture of your destinations with informative onboard programs and culturally-focused excursions that let you experience local music, dance, art, cuisine and give you a chance to meet the people.
Po River, round-trip Venice with pre-cruise Milan
Italy’s northern treasures come to life on this fascinating river cruise. Experience romantic Venice and the lagoon islands, incomparable Padua and Bologna as well as the highlights of Milan on this very enticing itinerary.
Danube River, Bucharest to Budapest
Discover Eastern Europe on this route that sails through the striking Iron Gates, a scenic gorge on the Danube River. Visit five countries - Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Hungary - with an option for a post-cruise stay in Prague.
Douro River, Lisbon to Oporto cruse & tour
You’ll visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites on this magnificent itinerary with two nights in Lisbon before sailing from incredible Porto, the home of Port wine. Sail the Douro Valley wine region. Visit Salamanca, Spain. Just two of the many highlights.
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