How do you know which river cruise is going to suit you ?? Besides the different companies to choose from, you also want to base your choice on your interests. We’ve outlined a few pointers to consider when looking for the perfect European river cruise itinerary for YOU. (Itinerary descriptions & maps from AMA Waterways – our preferred supplier)
- For the historians. Starting in Basel, enjoy ancient castles, grand palaces and medieval towns.Visit the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg and the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt. Discover the many medieval treasures on this unforgettable journey. COUNTRIES: FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND,RHINE, /MAIN Rivers
- Foodies ? OOH We’ve got you covered. France – particularly Provence region. Starting from Lyon, France’s culinary capital, a foodie haven and artistic epicenter, Enjoy hunting for truffles, refining your Provençal cooking skills, and learning how to pair chocolate with wine. COUNTRIES: , FRANCE RIVER: RHONE
- Gardening ? It’s got to be Tulip Time then. Celebrate spring in the Netherlands and Belgium when the famous Keukenhof Gardens come alive. Experience Amsterdam’s colorful canals, windmills Indulge in Belgian chocolates, warm waffles and delicious cheeses—all while savoring the storybook atmosphere of the region. COUNTRIES: , BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS DUTCH AND BELGIAN WATERWAYS
- Wine ? Lots of choices here but probably the most renowned region would be Bordeaux France. Timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Cadillac, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion and Libourne. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food. COUNTRIES: FRANCE GARONNE, DORDOGNE
Honestly, this is just a snippet of what’s available and all of the European itineraries offer a variety of experiences. Most will have wine tasting, history and cultural gems of each country you visit. Farm to table gourmet food on board all ships, bike tours and so much more. Immerse yourself in the real European culture on any one of these amazing itineraries. We would love to help you choose which one is right for you.