Beginning in the Black Forest of Germany and ending at the mouth of the Black Sea, the Danube River has been a prominent transportation route for over 2,000 years. A cruise along the Danube offers an eclectic itinerary – a mix of rural and urban sights for history, art and music lovers alike.
The Douro River and Rhône River are known as the Dutch waterways. They are as enchanting as they are fascinating with an array of historic cities, towns and villages waiting to greet you.
In the Iberian Peninsula, the Douro River snakes its way throughout the sloping green terraced hillsides of Portugal’s Douro Valley, renowned for vineyards which produce the region’s famous fortified Port wine, blended from local Portuguese grapes and aged in wooden casks.
The Rhône begins in the Swiss Alps and flows down to the Mediterranean. A cruise along the Rhône takes you on a journey through the heart of wine country that encompasses southern French charm and is often accompanied by the heady scent of lavender fields.
In an everchanging tapestry, the Rhine River links Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands. It begins at the Swiss Alps and meanders its scenic route through central and western Europe until it reaches the North Sea. A river significant for centuries gone by, a cruise along the Rhine means sighting waterfront castles and fortresses, medieval bridges and fairy tale villages, hilly vineyards and breathtaking landscapes.
Having acted as a commercial waterway for centuries, the Seine River has played an important role in France’s history. Relax as your river cruise gracefully winds past vineyards and medieval houses until it reaches the UNESCO-protected riverbanks of Paris. Whether you’re dining al fresco or in a world renowned restaurant with three Michelin stars, shopping in the opulent department stores or chic boutiques, taking in the sights of strolling along the Left Bank under the glittering stars, the city of love is a port of call that delights and surprises passengers however many times they return.
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