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10 Scenic River Cruise Destinations

Europe’s many rivers offer countless wonderful places to visit. Take a look at 10 of the most scenic to savor while on a river cruise.

  1. Hilltop castles along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, surrounded by picturesque towns and steep vineyards, are like a scene from a fairy tale.
  2. The Danube twists its way through the spectacular Wachau Valley in Austria, a highlight of cruises from Budapest to Passau.
  3. Sheer cliffs and rock formations create a dramatic scene as you sail along the Douro River near Barca D’Alva, Portugal.
  4. Spring tulips, in a stunning rainbow of colors, brighten your cruise on the rivers and canals of Holland and Belgium.
  5. An evening cruise along the Seine River shows you the iconic landmarks of Paris beautifully lit at night.
  6. Vibrant green vineyards cover rolling hills along the scenic Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne Rivers in the world renowned wine region of Bordeaux, France.
  7. The Iron Gate in Serbia and Romania is a narrow gorge with high white limestone cliffs, one of the most stunning areas of the Lower Danube.
  8. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Elbe and the unique rock formations of Saxon Switzerland National Park on cruises from Berlin to Prague.
  9. Beautiful vistas of the French countryside, from the mountainous region around Viviers to the colorful fields of Provence, enhance any cruise of the Saône and Rhône Rivers in Southern France.
  10. Architectural elegance is abundant in the city of Budapest creating a scene of stately buildings and character bridges across the Danube River.

Vibrant tulips fields with windmills. | The Netherlands

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