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Europe river cruises are becoming increasingly popular with travellers from around the world, more and more travel agencies have it as part of their destinations, like saga travel. You simply cannot go to Europe without hopping onto one of these cruises. It’s an easy and convenient way to travel and it’s a lot less stressful than backpacking.
River cruises are a unique way to see a country as they provide an interesting experience that you will never forget. Europe river cruises are a great option for people who like to slow travel and see a country in a different light than following the usual tourist trail.
With that being said, here are 5 Europe river cruise holidays that will make you want to pack your bags and jump on board!
1. The Black Sea to Switzerland
This 23-day cruise takes you from the stunning Black Sea in Romania all the way to the peaks in Switzerland, visiting 7 countries in total. You will visit interesting cities such as Vienna, Budapest and Strasbourg. This cruise is full of diversity and perfect for any intrepid traveller wanting an adventure around Europe – but without the stress.
2. Discover the French waterways by boat
Everyone loves France so why not take a tour around the land of gooey Brie, fine wine and beautiful chateaux? From Epernay to Paris, this is the perfect cruise for people who want to discover the historic cities and towns on the way to one of the most visited and romantic capitals in the world, Paris. Spread over 6 nights, it’s a great option if you want a cruise that’s a little more relaxed and not have the stress of visiting so many countries at once.
You can even get food river cruises which are entirely dedicated to learning more about the local food in the areas you visit. This is a must for any foodie travellers out there.
3. From the creepy tales of Transylvania to the gorgeous Danube
This 11-night cruise will take you through one of the most talked about cities in history, Transylvania. Discover the creepy castle and church when you stop over in Transylvania for 3 nights. After that, you will make your way through other locations in Romania before travelling through Serbia and towards Hungary, where you will finish the river cruise in Budapest. The Danube is the second longest river in Europe right after the Volga River, and is definitely one of the main highlights of this trip. You will travel past towering mountains and endless greenery.
4. Experience the charm of The Netherlands
Holland has one of the most impressive waterway systems in the world, which means a river cruise is perfect for this country. On this cruise, you will spend 7 nights travelling from Arnhem to Amsterdam visiting some beautiful villages and historic Hanseatic cities on the way not forgetting a visit to Keukenhof which is home to one of the largest flower gardens in the world.
5. Want your cruise to be a surprise?
Now you can take a mystery cruise that stops at 8 different ports, which you have no idea about. Starting in Amsterdam, you will be taken to different locations from there with have no idea where you’re going. If you have always wanted to just turn up at the airport and pick a random location, but have been too scared in the past, then this is another great option for a surprise holiday! On this 7-night cruise, you will find out day by day what the day’s location and activities are. How cool is that?!
So, which Europe river cruise would you like to try? Will it be an epic European adventure or something low-key like a trip around the Netherlands or France, or maybe even a total mystery river cruise is your thing?
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