River Cruise Holidays
Leisurely cruising down the Rhine, Danube, Seine and Mekong rivers, taking in hills and fields full of colourful flowers and topped by historic castles and cobbled villages, stopping only at the most romantic and enchanting of destinations to sample the finest in architecture, tradition, gastronomy and life, whilst travelling at a decelerated pace River Cruises offer the best of everything in travel.
You can choose from all kinds of cruises – stopping in a diverse range of cities and provinces in Europe, Asia and Africa, such as the gastronomically incredible Lyon, the romantic cities of Venice, Paris and Prague, the architecturally phenomenal cities of Budapest, St. Petersburg and Hong Kong and the wonderful rural escapes offered on cruises through the Netherlands, Cambodia and France.
Depending on where you want to go you will have a number of choices when it comes to selecting who you cruise with – for classic, luxurious and romantic escapes choose Viking River Cruises or AMA Waterways while for boutique luxury getaways choose Uniworld River Cruises who offer an especially inspiring cruise of Russias Royal Riverways which isperfect for those who want to explore the majesty of cities like St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl.
For those who want to explore Europes countryside, taking in historic cities like Cologne and Amsterdam on the way, then you should choose a cruise on the River Rhine, on which youll pass through UNSECO listed villages like Kinderdijk (complete with tours ofthe historic Dutch windmills) in the Netherlands and explore the castles of GermanysBreisach, Koblenz and Rdesheim.
If youd prefer to see as much as possible on your river cruise, then select a cruise which takes in the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Youll be able to explore Austrias picture perfect vineyards in the Wachau Valley, explore Baroque architecture in Slovakias Bratislava and Hungarys Budapest and bask in historic luxury in cities like Nuremberg, Passau and Bamberg in Germany and Austrias Vienna.
If youre a wine connoisseur then a specialist cruise through France on the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers will be perfect. Youll go from the stunning port city of Bordeaux and through Blaye which is home to a collection of historical intrigues such as the citadel of Blaye and several forts that are all UNESCO listed, medieval Cognac home town to the legendary Brandy, and onwards through Libourne and Cadillac – the latter of which is well known for its collection of dessert wines.
On the route youll have every opportunity to taste French wines from local chateaux and eat truffles and oysters from some of the best producers in France. For those of you that want to travel out of Europe on a river cruise – then we suggest a cruise in Asia where youll cruise the Mekong Delta, taking in Cambodias tranquil temples in Angkor Wat and Vietnams vibrant diverse cities – such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Alternatively take a cruise in Africa to experience the vast and varied landscapes offered in Cape Town, the Victoria Falls National Park and Johannesburg.