If your travel wish list includes such gems Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Paris, or visiting the quaint little towns throughout Europe, Asia, and North America that dot the shores of rivers such as the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Seine, Yangtze, Volga, Mekong, or the Mississippi, river cruising may be for you. Some river cruise itineraries are even perfect for family groups.
River cruise ships typically holding less than 200 people making it a more intimate experience than traditional cruise ships. The size of the ships allow them to stop at tiny ports that most cruise lines could never handle. The pace is slower and the atmosphere is more relaxed. Guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of their destination as they step off their ship and explore. Use one of the on board bikes, set out on foot, or join a guided tour with a destination expert. The choice is yours.
Some river cruise companies include excursions in your cruise fare. You can visit a market with the chef from your ship, take a horse drawn carriage ride through a Bavarian Forest, or enjoy entertainment on board with a local entertainers. During the winter season, you can meander through traditional Christmas Markets soaking in the sites and aromas in cities such as Frankfurt and Nuremburg, visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, or make pretzels in Wertheim.
We are pleased to offer itineraries from the following river cruise lines:
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization' World Heritage Committee designates sites that reflect the full spectrum of our world’s cultural and natural treasures as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Sites with this designation represent "outstanding demonstrations of human coexistence with the land as well as human interactions, cultural coexistence, spirituality and creative expression" and can be found on river cruises, cruises, and land-based adventures.