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How to Choose Your European River Cruise?

At first glance, it seems easy to find a perfect river cruise that covers most of the exciting cities and historic towns across the world.  Unfortunately, for some people, it is not always about the price and the company. Go ahead and book a river cruise with the best company and the highest price, but if it’s not suitable for you and your style, you will end up hating every moment of it. The question is, how do you choose your European river cruise? With an increasing number of companies offering European river cruises for 2015we bet that you will need more time researching for the one that best suits your needs.

Here’s a few tips (or tricks) on how you can make your final decision:

For Lovers of Wine

This one is pretty obvious but if you really love wine, we recommend choosing any European river cruise that sails through two of the top wine-making regions in France: Provence and Burgundy. You will get the best vibe of the local grapes and the cruise will pass acres of vineyards. It usually includes a seven-night cruise to nearby Avignon or Arles.  For such a sight, you will need to carefully find the cruise that is able to offer you this.(Image by L.C. Nøttaasen)

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For Lovers of History and Culture

If you are longing for a spectacular scenery full of history and culture, try to find Rhine/Moselle/Main river cruise that will take you to discover some of the best and oldest cities across Germany. Dotted with fairytale-like castles, this is your chance of taking great photograph and just get immersed in the beauty of the country. Apart from that, the Danube cruise will bring you to explore cities to the west and will also teach you the history of Vienna ruling an empire before.

For Lovers of Scenery

Watching acres of vineyards might not be able to satisfy your desire but for a much more unforgettable scenery, try the Douro cruise that usually make its way all the way to Portugal’s second largest city, Porto. This cruise will offer you gorgeous view of rocky outcrops and vine-clad slopes, as well as plenty of drink. Sip a glass of your wine while taking some photograph and let the world around calm you down as you sail you way through.

For Lovers of Garden

Seine river cruise will be able to offer lover of gardens what they are looking for. You will be able to see Giverny’s Monet’s garden as well as the landing beaches in the World War II. The river cruises usually sail all the way to Caudebac or Rouen from Paris before they’re back. Typical itinerary include one full-day in Paris and this will also grant you the chance of exploring Montmartre or climb up the famous Eiffel Tower.(Image by aymeric Besset)

Holiday Fans - World travel blog family holiday vacation website - Lover of Garden Choose Your European River Cruise

There you have it, a few tips on choosing your river cruise. The biggest challenge about planning a trip is in identifying your needs versus the itinerary that intrigue you the most. Do not mistaken both because you don’t want to end up choosing the wrong one. Good luck in finding your European river cruises for 2015 and hope that you are able to narrow down your option for your next year’s trip!


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  1. River cruises aren’t typically my thing, mainly owing to the fact I don’t have good (any) sea legs. I’ve only ever done one – and that was the Danube.

    The cities and the sites on that river are like sailing through a fairy tale: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest….the list goes on. For anyone with an interest in Eastern Europe, or culture in general, I would suggest it wholeheartedly.

    I really enjoyed it anyway, and I spent most of the trip being ill.

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