River Cruises: Destinations

The only thing more stunning than walking on board one of these vessels is stepping off. prague-3504483__340.jpg A different array of adventures comes with each European river cruise.

Explore Europe by way of its renowned rivers and get to experience the cities and peoples along the routes.

Whether you consider yourself an adventurer, a history enthusiast or a curious site seer wanting to experience the local flavors on offer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Take a seat in the most fascinating 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 since these luxurious cruise liners are agile enough to stop in the smaller ports of call nearest the main tourist sights and centers of town.

Famed Rivers of France

The waterways of France offer up a number of of the world’s most well known places. Everyone discovers something to enjoy in France: food and wine lovers will delight in the delicacies in Lyon and Bordeaux, history buffs will be fascinated by the sights in Normandy, and absolutely everyone will appreciate the scenic beauty of Provence and Paris.

The farms and forests of Aquitaine, once one of the wealthiest regions in Europe, are as lovely as its well-known wine region and picturesque ports. Hunt for truffles in Périgord and craft your own individual blend of Cognac at the Camus distillery. Break for a meal of delicious oysters in the seaside resort town of Arcachon.

In Bordeaux, don’t miss the lusciously sweet wine crafted in Sauternes, or the famous reds of the Médoc and Saint-Émilion. Regardless of which French river you choose – the Seine, Dordogne, Gironde, or Rhône – you will be able to enjoy France’s unique food and wine culture and well as its art, history, and other traditions.

Historied Rivers of Central Europe
Elbe River cruises feature both the Czech Republic and Germany and carry passengers on a fascinating trip past medieval villages and ancient forts.

Fans of German Riesling will enjoy journeying down the Mosel River, known as the Moselle in France, which will take them through the area of Germany famous for its wines. In Central Europe, Danube River cruises carry passengers to fascinating Old World cities like Budapest where you can soak up the steam in a traditional banya (thermal baths) or Vienna where you can master the waltz, a dance which gained popularity in the ballrooms of the Austrian court. Foodies will love the Austro-Hungarian culinary wonders, while inquisitive adventurers might want to have time in some lesser-known cities such as Passau or Bratislava.

The Waterways of the Tsars

In Russia you will not want to miss the magnificent cathedral of St. Basil’s or the captivating architecture of Moscow’s historical Red Square. Russia’s Hermitage Museum is the second biggest museum in the world, and the building itself is also breathtaking and awe-inspiring. A visit to the kommunalka will give you a first-hand view of how families lived commune-style in the Soviet era, while a stop at the dazzling Peterhof Palace will give you fascinating insight into Peter the Great’s daily life. Of course, when you are in Russia you ought to indulge in the famous local cuisine including pirog, solyanka, borscht, blini pancakes, and of course some decadent caviar.

The history of the Dnieper River was heavily influenced by Ottoman, Mongol, Greek, Cossack, Tatar, Jewish, and Russian forces. birds-eye-view-2133661__340.jpg Historic churches and monasteries, Soviet-era monuments, museums and displays of legendary horsemanship, and music and dance dot the river’s banks from Kiev to Odessa.

Portugal's Duoro River Valley
In Portugal you can travel the Douro River to the capital city, Lisbon, with its medieval old town and thriving newer neighborhoods with fashionable restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Wine lovers will want to stop in the lovely vineyard region to taste local wines, while the classic foods and fado singing will be a delight for all. The Douro River Valley is proud to be the oldest demarcated wine production zone in the world as well as a UNESCO site.

Nordic Wonders
Start by seeing the breathtaking Nordic sights from the sea before heading to the spectacular Rhine River. Embark in historic Bergen, a city with deep Viking roots, and set off for Norway’s breathtaking fjord landscapes, cruising to scenic Flåm, cosmopolitan Stavanger, history-rich Kristiansand and dynamic Oslo. From the resort village of Skagen, Denmark, sail the North Sea to Amsterdam, and on to visit Holland’s famous windmills in Kinderdijk.

The sights & tastes of Germany along its riverways
In Germany, try local beer and visit the spectacular ancient cathedral in Cologne or take a tour of the enormous Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. The scenic Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is well worth a visit with its imposing cathedrals, huge fortresses, ancient villages, and rich history. Travel through the famous Black Forest in Germany, stop in France’s Strasbourg with its spectacular Gothic cathedral, then on to Basel, Switzerland with its charming medieval old town.

Whatever you do on land should be just as rewarding as all the fun you will have on board.

Dive right into the one-of-a-kind aspects of each interesting destination along the way. Your cruise ship is a work of art, and in very much the same way, each destination is its own artistic creation made from history and culture.

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River Touring on Europe’s Well-known Rivers

Experience the voyage of a lifetime cruising along Europe’s most famous rivers.

Sailing rivers like the Loire, Elbe, Duoro, Rhine, Volga, Danube, and Dnieper is a fantastic vacation experience.

Size doesn't matter.
Although these river ships are more modest in size, they are no less luxurious or technologically advanced, and offer high-end amenities, fine dining experiences, and interesting off-ship activities.

The ambiance is cozy and inviting with a sense of decadence.

Trips are arranged in a way that offers guests ample opportunity to spend time at each destination. These in-depth encounters take you behind the scenes to see what makes living, working, and having fun at your port of call unique. Feel the heart of the continent’s grand cities and discover it via the stories revealed by its artists, history and culinary pleasures.

The Allure of the Mediterranean

From viticulture and art to science and democracy, historians credit the start of modern civilization to the people along the southern coast of Europe. The “Old World” is certainly a place rich in history.

It will be difficult to go back home once you've lain on the beaches of Italy and Spain, visited the historical sights of Jerusalem and Greece, and seen the incredible scenery of the Greek Islands and Santorini. There is no other city in the world like Rome, with its renowned Colosseum and Pantheon, or Vatican City, home of the Pope and St. Peter’s Basilica. Lovers of architectural design will enjoy a stop in Barcelona to see Antoni Gaudi’s remarkable work. Wine lovers will want to take time in the world class wine regions of Chianti in Italy, Port in Portugal, and Provence in France.

On the Adriatic coast, go to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, the historic city surrounded by ancient stone walls.

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