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River Cruising: The Best Way To See Europe

April 1, 2024

Planning a vacation to Europe? Do you want to see a few countries, but does the thought of maneuvering a suitcase on different trains, taking multiple flights, having to pack then unpack a few times and then checking in and out of several hotels, seem like more work than a vacation? If so, then look no further than a river cruise! A river cruise is a great way to see the best of Europe in a relaxed and comfortable way.

5 Reasons to River Cruise:

1. It’s a relaxing way to travel. 

River cruises are typically much smaller than ocean cruises, which means there are fewer people and more space to relax. You unpack one time and wake up each day in a new location.  You can spend your days enjoying the scenery on your own, taking a group tour, or arranging a private excursion. And unlike ocean cruises, there are no formal dress-up nights or set dining times and assigned tables!

2. You get to see some of Europe’s most beautiful waterways

Europe is home to some of the most beautiful rivers in the world, including the Danube, Rhine, and Rhone. A river cruise is the perfect way to see these waterways up close and personal. While on the river, you can see views of castles, historical landmarks and quaint towns from a unique perspective that is often missed when traveling on land.

Many river cruises include stops in major cities like Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Amsterdam. This is a great way to see the highlights of these cities without having to worry about transportation or multiple accommodations. Plus the port stops are often in the heart of the city!

4. You can get off the beaten path. 

River cruises whisk you away to charming, overlooked towns and villages. These hidden gems are typically close enough for a short walk from the docked ship, plunging you right into the heart of the local culture. Often times the cruises do not depart until later in the night so you can enjoy a tour during the day and then see the town on your own later or after dinner.  It’s a great way to experience the real Europe and meet the locals.

5. It’s easy to budget! 

River cruises include all meals, snacks, and many include wine/beer at meals. Several river cruises include all alcohol whenever you want and quite a few cruise lines include tours in the towns/cities.  Some cruise lines offer transfers from the airport to the port for your convenience. There are many different river cruise lines to match your budget, your taste and your personal travel style.

Here are some additional tips for planning a river cruise in Europe:

If you’re looking for a less stressful way to vacation in Europe, a river cruise is the perfect option for you.

Are you ready to start planning your river cruise? Make an appointment today!

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