The destination guides for cruises on European rivers features the cities in the breathtaking collections of rivers all throughout Europe. There’s nothing better than cruising through these cities to see what they’re all about. With these excursions across so many European cities, we are sure you’ll find one perfect for your trip. The information below are some of the best cities you will enjoy passing through during your next European River cruise.
We know Paris for its stunning beauty and charm, which travelers can experience. The Seine River offers a unique perspective on Paris that is unprecedented in any other location. Getting around the city from here will be easy as it cuts through busy streets and cafes. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Arc de Triomphe are all near this river so that you can experience their charm easily during your trip.
Amsterdam is a free-wheeling city with bikes, canals, and world-class art museums. The city is the capital of The Netherlands and has as many bicycles as inhabitants. Amsterdam boasts 165 ringed channels that are always full of tourists from all over the world looking to escape their daily routines for a day or two in this truly unique place. Many breathtaking sites in this city are near the rivers, making it convenient to enjoy each of them during the river cruises.
Vienna is a magical place year-round, and the most beautiful time to visit may be during winter. With its white coating of snow and slow pace that fills it with an air of old-world charm, taking in Vienna’s beauty from enjoyable river cruises can make for a truly remarkable experience. Many travelers take river cruises to Vienna for the world-class galleries. Its operas and palatial buildings filled with antiques draw tourists in.
We have various cruises that pass through Salzburg, which has made the city a mecca for music and culture lovers. The Sound of Music was filmed, winning five Oscars in 1965; Salzburg is also known as Mozart’s birthplace, with tributes to him everywhere you go. Suppose that isn’t enough reason to take a cruise visit to the city. There is plenty more, an impressive hilltop castle overlooking the city (and its zoo), where it’s rumored that members from the von Trapp family lived during WWII when they fled Austria before Nazis could get their hands on them.
Bisected by the Danube, areas on either side of this significant European waterway have been one city since 1873. Today, Hungary’s capital acts as one extensive UNESCO World Heritage Site with protected areas dotted around its center, including Buda Castle (in central) and Heroes’ Square (north).
The ‘gastronomic capital of the world,’ Lyon has a lot to offer for those who enjoy food. From sampling local dishes in bouchon (small restaurants) that line the streets, visitors will love exploring with their taste buds here. And speaking of roads, Lyon is home to a maze of confining alleys called traboules used by the silk merchants in the past. At the confluence of two rivers – Saône and Rhone River – it’s thus perfect for river cruise destinations.