Among all the great ways to see the splendid sites of Europe, taking a European river cruise is probably the most unique. You can take a European river cruise aboard a ship, a boat or a barge. The luxury hotel barges cruise the inland waterways of many European countries. This is an opportunity to visit these countries and see their sites from a truly unique perspective.
Your floating hotel cruises gently along, while you relax, enjoy the fine wines and excellent cuisine, the company of fellow passengers, family, or old acquaintances. Experience a fascinating world of hotel barging, whether in the shaded Canal du Midi in Southern France, the Venetian Lagoon, and the rustic beauty of Ireland, the Royal River Thames or the rugged landscapes of Scotland. You can take a European river cruise in eight European countries - Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic and Italy.
Imagine the sense of relaxation and enjoyment as your floating hotel carries you from one peaceful mooring to the next. It's your opportunity to explore little villages, shops, and the delightful countryside without the need to pack and unpack every day.
European river boat cruises offer the opportunity to see stunning art and architecture, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explore culturally rich cities, and view bountiful landscapes. You can enjoy carriage rides and canal boat trips, special palace dinners and Vienna concerts on a Tauck European river cruise.
Take a cruise from Amsterdam to Brussels at Tulip Time. Marvel at the vivid colors of spring in the Netherlands and Belgium with a river boat cruise through centuries-old inland waterways. View windmills over lush landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see, and highlight the season with a visit to Keukenhof Gardens. You can also take a canal ride through the medieval town of Bruges, and take a journey to the past at the Zuiderzee Museum; taste Dutch gin, learn how Belgian chocolate and Dutch cheese are made, and dine at a castle.
In the course of the cruise you'll visit renowned art museums and World War II sites, with city sightseeing in Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Maastricht on the interesting and colorful Belgium and Holland cruise.
Or you can spend 8 days on a European river cruise from Vienna to the Iron Gates. The timeless beauty of the mighty Danube is yours to discover on this cruise, which takes you through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro, and straight into Romania. Visit the historic city of Belgrade with its Kalemegdan Fortress. See the twin city of Budapest. Experience the dramatic scenery of the Iron Gate.
Elegant cities and the impressive scenery of the Iron Gates combine to create a truly magical cruise. On top of majestic sites the cruise features full board, five excursions, Saga cocktail party, Gala dinner and return flights including airport taxes, fees and charges.
A European river cruise is a great way for anyone to follow the paths of great civilizations as they moved through Europe along its mighty rivers!