European Rivers Cruises
Cruises travelling to European Rivers
|Northern Europe Getaway From London »|
|15-Jun-2013||10 nights||Baltic Sea|
|Russian Reverie From Copenhagen To Stockholm »|
|Mediterranean Mezes From Rome To Istanbul »|
|Barcelona, Spain to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy »|
|Western Mediterranean from Rome (Civitavecchia) »|
|03-Jul-2013||7 nights||Mediterranean Sea|
|Istanbul, Turkey to Piraeus (Athens), Greece »|
|Western Mediterranean from Marseille »|
|05-Jul-2013||7 nights||Baltic Sea|
|Copenhagen, Denmark to Stockholm, Sweden »|
|06-Jul-2013||7 nights||Mediterranean Sea|
|Ionian Sea Interlude From Istanbul To Rome »|
|06-Jul-2013||11 nights||Baltic Sea|
|Copenhagen, Denmark to London (Tower Bridge), UK »|
Highlights of European Rivers
Serenity is at the heart of river cruising in Europe. There's a shoreside whirl of medieval cites – with their sprawling history and contemporary romance – and multiple cultures and cuisines. Aboard a riverboat though, the world is tranquil. River cruising provides the perfect opportunity to blend sights and respite.
A few of the highlights of European river cruising:
- Amsterdam has around 7,000 recognised historic buildings flanking numerous canals, world-class museums full of works by Dutch masters and a welcoming, pedestrian-friendly charm. Known for liberal leanings, any visit here – long or short – will be rewarding in its own way.
- Have good luck bestowed upon you by touching the Baroque statues lining Prague's Charles Bridge. Often described as a storybook city, Prague's history is not always a fairytale one, but a handful of the must-sees are Prague Castle, the Astronomical Clock and the pure Gothic Tyn Church.
- Humble beginnings as a 12th-century timber fort belie the significant influence Moscow would come to wield during subsequent eras. When stepping ashore, consider savouring the architectural variety, see Red Square, tour the Kremlin, enjoy a performance at the globally-renowned Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow has emerged from behind its iron curtain into a decidedly different world.
Featured European Rivers Ports
The epitome of European elegance, Vienna is a grand city steeped in culture and tradition. With opulent palaces and picturesque gardens, you'll be performing a Viennese Waltz through the city's significant attractions.
No other city in the world is as relaxed and as quirky as Amsterdam. Though it's mainly known for its clogs, red lights and reefer, Amsterdam's serene beauty, delightful people and lively laneways are the real heart and soul of the city.
Europe is more than just quaint towns with cobblestone streets. Boasting Europe's largest port, Rotterdam proudly embraces futuristic architecture and progressive attitudes.
Prague is a true medieval city and one of Europe's most touted destinations. From stone bridges, grand museums and colourful facades, Prague's dramatic architectural feast is just one of the many beloved aspects of this charming city.
Nuremberg is a charming Bavarian city that effortlessly blends medieval with modern. This German gem boasts quaint Tudor houses, a distinguished castle and comes alive during its famed Christmas Markets.
Rich with romance and culture, Budapest is often praised as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Found along the pretty Danube River, the sprawling city enjoys natural beauty, world heritage sites and a buzzing night life.
Once the capital of the Soviet Union and as such hidden behind an iron curtain, Moscow has now abandoned secrecy to reveal a captivating European city steeped in history and cultural significance.
European river cruises operate from Spring to Autumn, so the weather will change with the seasons. Cruises also run from Portugal in the South, where temperatures in mid summer reach the 80's to Russia
In the north where the daytime temperature is around 50f/10c at the start of the season and rises to the high 60's by mid summer.
Cruises generally commence in Spring (March) and the main season ends in September/October, however a limited number of cruises are available up to Christmas and New Year. The Russian season is shorter and runs from April to October.