European rivers, though not as glorious and civilizations bearing as their Egyptian or Indian counterparts, have their own casket of aura and charm. After you load your mind and camera with the impressions of the breath taking views of the major tourist attractions of the continent, its time to relax in a soothing river cruise in those above mentioned rivers.
The iconic Rhine river that runs through the major cities of Basel in Switzerland, Cologne and Düsseldorf in Germany and Rotterdam in the Netherlands is one perfect option for for a sail trip that cruises along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cologne, the castle at Marksburg and the European Parliament at Strasbourg.
One of the most detailed and varied river cruise that the Europe offers is on the Danube river that passes through picturesque countryside, pleasant small towns, and major cities like Vienna, Belgrade, Bratislava and Budapest. As the Danube river flows through the territories of some nine nations that includes Germany, Croatia, Austria, Ukraine and so on; a cruise along its waters is a life time opportunity to explore the Eastern Europe in a very niche style!
France comes to join the league with some mind blowing river excursions on the rivers of Seine and Rhône. Whereas the former is associated with Paris and some small towns like Rouen and Le Harve, the later streams through the Southeast France and Switzerland. In France it graces the small towns of Arles, Avignon and Lyon and Oberwald and Geneva of Switzerland are the places that sees its waves and curves.
Not just the site seeing, you can relish a pampered voyage with on-board entertainment which includes wine tastings with local experts, cooking classes and entertainment from local performers. And there is every possibility of a full fledged Europe vacation completely dedicated to a river