Why choose a river cruise?
River cruising is an intimate and relaxing way to view some of the world’s most beautiful cities that can only be accessed by a smaller vessel, just get on board, unpack and enjoy the scenery as you float on the calmest of waters.
Enjoy the fact that your River boat will be docked in the heart of the city, allowing you to either join an escorted excursion or be totally independent and explore the city by yourself, the choice is yours.
Many River cruise lines are of an all-inclusive nature including all meals, excursions, flights and transfers, drinks with dinner, some of our operators boast you can leave your wallet at home as everything is taken care of, by your butler no less.
Most first time cruisers will choose to sail a 7 night cruise on the scenic Rhine from Switzerland to Amsterdam, a truly breathtaking cruise at any time of the year. Expect to visit Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland with the star attraction being your sailing time through the Rhine Gorge, the most scenic section of the river, with miles of castles, churches and vineyards to be enjoyed from the top deck.
The Rivers of Europe such as the Danube, Douro, Seine , Moselle , Elbe and of course the Dutch Waterways flow through some of most beautiful and spectacular scenery , choose the Dutch Bulbfields in Springtime, a perfect time to visit Keurkenhof Gardens with its magical displays of Tulips, or the romantic Danube in summertime, treat yourself and take an excursion to Neuschwantstein the castle built for King Ludwig 11 that inspired the Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and enjoy a cruise to the traditional German Christmas markets in the winter.
For the more adventurous why not sail Asia’s Mighty Mekong, Yangtze or the Irrawaddy in Burma, discovering cultures that have remained unchanged for centuries. Many river cruises in Asia are inclusive of land tours featuring famous landmarks including The Great Wall of China , Terracotta Warriors , Ho Chi Minh City , the magnificent golden Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon to name but a few.
When is the best time to book? Due to the small number of cabins on each ship, it’s advisable to book 9-12 months ahead of departure to avoid disappointment.
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