River Cruises and Various Destinations

The only thing more breathtaking than going aboard one of these vessels is stepping off. Any river cruise through Europe offers unique adventures. To discover Europe by sailing its great rivers is to open up new worlds for yourself.

Whether you tend to be an explorer, a history buff or a curious site seer hoping to experience the local flavors on offer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. world-2794559__340.jpg Take a seat in the most interesting cultural centers on the continent, learn about history at the ancient sights, and delight in the gorgeous cities and countryside. You won’t miss a thing given that these deluxe cruise liners are nimble enough to stop in the smaller ports of call nearest the main tourist sights and centers of town.

Famed Rivers of France

France’s various rivers will take you to some of its most popular places. Paris is one of the most gorgeous cities in the world, Provence delights the senses, Normandy is fascinating for the history that took place on its beaches, Bordeaux is a mecca for wine lovers, and foodies will love the famed gastronomy of Lyon. Enjoy time in Aquitaine, once one of the richest parts of Europe, and see its beautiful farms, forests, vineyards, and ports. Aspiring chefs and food aficionados alike ought to schedule a stop in Périgord to hunt for truffles and check out the Camus Cognac distillery.

Pause for a dinner of delectable oysters in the seaside resort city of Arcachon. Sip Saint-Émilion, Médoc and Sauternes close to their own ”terroir”. Regardless of which French river you prefer – the Seine, Dordogne, Gironde, or Rhône – you will be able to experience France’s one-of-a-kind food and wine culture and well as its art, history, and other traditions.

Historied Rivers of Central Europe

Someone who loves seeing ancient forts and tiny picturesque villages will enjoy cruising down the Elbe River through the Czech Republic and Germany.

The Mosel River, called the Moselle in France, showcases the German area most known for its Riesling wines.

In Central Europe, a Danube River cruise will go through Vienna, Austria, where you can be taught how to waltz as they did back in the days of the Austrian court; and through Budapest, Hungary, where you can luxuriate in the famous thermal baths called banya locally. Austro-Hungarian cuisine will impress food lovers, while those that like to visit places that do not see as many visitors can go to one of the many charming smaller cities like Passau or Bratislava.

The Waterways of the Tsars

In Russia you will not want to forget the splendid cathedral of St. Basil’s or the fascinating architecture of Moscow’s historic Red Square. Russia’s Hermitage Museum is the second biggest museum in the world, and the edifice itself is also beautiful and awe-inspiring. If you are interested in learning how people lived in other times and places, check out a Soviet-era kommunalka, where many families lived together at one time, or visit breathtaking Peterhof Palace to see how Peter the Great lived.

In addition to its world-famous caviar, Russia has quite a few other wonderful traditional foods you should try: blini pancakes, solyanka, borscht, and pirog.

The Dnieper River tells a multifaceted story that consists of Greek, Mongol, Tatar, Ottoman, Cossack, Jewish and Russian chapters. Stop to see vibrant performances of native dance or music, tour amazing museums and historic places of worship, or check out structures from the Soviet days.

Portugal's Duoro River Valley

Travel on Portugal’s river of Gold, the Douro, to experience the renaissance of Lisbon, newly invigorated with trending galleries and restaurants. vacation-1160097__340.jpg Take in a show of traditional fado singing, then over dinner enjoy the local culinary delights and delectable wines, including the region’s famous Port.

The Douro River Valley is the world’s oldest demarcated wine production zone and a UNESCO site.

Nordic Wonders
Explore Nordic marvels by sea, then see highlights of the legendary Rhine River.

Embark in historic Bergen, a city with deep Viking roots, and set off for Norway’s striking fjord landscapes, cruising to scenic Flåm, cosmopolitan Stavanger, history-rich Kristiansand and vibrant Oslo. No journey to Holland is done without a tour of the windmills in Kinderdijk and a stop in the colorful city of Amersterdam; and Skagen, Denmark is enjoyable to visit with its northernmost sand bars.

The sights and tastes of Germany along its riverways
In Germany, sample local beer and visit the spectacular ancient cathedral in Cologne or take a tour of the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. The picturesque Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is really worth a visit with its imposing cathedrals, immense fortresses, ancient villages, and rich history. Pamper yourself in the indulgent spas found in the Black Forest of Germany; visit the magnificent Gothic cathedral in multicultural Strasbourg, France; and tour the celebrated art museum in Basel, Switzerland.

Whatever you do on shore should be just as exciting as all the fun you will have on board.

Immerse yourself in the unique culture, sights and cuisine of the places you’ll visit.

And just as each vessel is a work of art on water, each destination you travel to is a work of art on land.

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The Delights of Europe On Board a River Cruise

Experience the journey of a lifetime cruising along Europe’s most famous rivers. Cruising rivers like the Loire, Elbe, Duoro, Rhine, Volga, Danube, and Dnieper is a memorable vacation experience.

Size doesn't matter.
In addition to exciting local excursions, these smaller, elegant river ships offer world-class dining and entertainment, elegant rooms with state-of the-art technology, and a full selection of amenities.

The setting is cozy and inviting with a feeling of decadence.

So that people can devote as much time as possible at each local attraction, itineraries are carefully scheduled to allow for this. cruise-ship-4013870__340.jpg These excursions make it easy for travelers to get an inside look at the daily life of the residents at each place. Feel the heart of the continent’s great cities and experience it via the stories told by its artists, history and culinary delights.

The Pull of the Mediterranean Sea

It is held that coastal Europe was the birthplace of modern civilization, including democracy, science, art, and wine. The “Old World” is in fact a place rich in history. Once you have seen the remarkable scenery of the Greek Islands and Santorini, sipped refreshing drinks while lying on the beaches of Italy and Spain, or felt the significance of the historical places in Jerusalem and Greece, you will be forever changed.

Visit Rome and its renowned Pantheon and ancient Colosseum; or the residence of the Pope, Vatican City, with its Holy Catholic Church of St. Peter’s. Stop in Spain’s vibrant city of Barcelona to enjoy the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Wine lovers will want to enjoy time in the famous wine regions of Chianti in Italy, Port in Portugal, and Provence in France. Passengers traveling along Croatia’s Adriatic coast will want to stop in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, with its ancient walls surrounding the city still largely unchanged.

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