Choosing The Best From The Vast Number Of European River Cruises Available

by | May 25, 2016 | Travel and vacations

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European river cruises are a wonderful way to see some of the most well preserved, historic cities and towns on the continent. Unlike ocean cruises where some time is spent on the open sea, river cruises normally travel between destinations at night, allowing the passengers the day for sightseeing.

As there are so many river crises to choose from the biggest problem is picking the one that is best suited for you and your family. Although the destinations vary there are some common denominators:

  • Most are seven days long however there are longer trips available

  • They all start from a fantastic city

  • They all include daily shore excursions

There are numerous river cruises available, let’s take a quick look at a couple of the most popular:

  • Rhine River:

At Great Escapes Travel, our experienced travel agents are ready to make your family’s vacation dreams a reality; we Can Help You Plan Your Ideal Trip on the most popular rivers in Europe.

Rhine river tours combine the best of history and culture; they sail through scenery which is difficult to imagine it is so spectacular. The Rhine flows from Switzerland down to the North Sea at Amsterdam, the most popular cruise is from Amsterdam to Basel I Switzerland or the reverse, the trip is one week ad includes stops in Cologne, Heidelberg, Speyer, Strasbourg and Breisach.

  • Danube:

The Danube flows from The Black Forest area of Southern Germany to the Black Sea. There are numerous cruises along this waterway, many of which set sail from Passau and from there Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Budapest.

  • Douro:

If your idea of European river cruises is enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe than a Douro River cruise is ideal. The Douro runs through deep gorges and vine covered slopes as it meanders from Porto I Portugal to the border with Spain.

Regardless of which of the many available European river cruises you choose, you can rest assured that it will be a holiday of a lifetime.