The experienced traveller will agree that a European river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to explore Europe’s castles, cathedrals and picturesque villages. And with Amadeus Waterways, your opportunities to discover the very best these destinations have to offer are endless. Travel along the famous rivers of Europe with a Rhine and Danube river cruise and discover fascinating history and authentic experiences with comprehensive sightseeing plus your own exploration. It’s a simple way to travel and you’re in the middle of the action, not seeing it from afar. Plus there’s plenty of time to unwind. Think of this as your own personal journey of discovery through Europe.
Enjoy a spectacular voyage through the heart of Russia along its colorful and historic waterways. Explore bustling and excitement-packed Moscow, then cruise north and visit the enchanting Golden Ring cities of Uglich, Kostroma and Yaroslavl. Continue along the Volga-Baltic Waterways and through Europe’s two largest lakes, Onega and Ladoga to St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, spread over 101 islands and 66 canals.
Start your journey with Lisbon, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, which lies on several hills along the River Tagus. Explore the banks of the Douro River Valley, beginning with the capital of North Portugal, Porto, which also gives its name to one of the finest wines in the world – the Port Wine. Continue inland and on to the countryside of the Trás-os-Montes Region where you will indulge yourself with the small picturesque villages amidst the steep terraces that climb into the mountains. Enter Spain and visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at the center of the “Castilla y León” region before returning to Portugal. Visit the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego, before concluding your vacation in historic Porto.
From the magic of Paris to the romance of Barcelona, this itinerary promises to be one of our most captivating yet. Start your vacation with three glorious days in Paris then travel in style with the high speed TGV train to Lyon, France’s gastronomical capital. From here, cruise through beautiful wine growing regions where such famous wines as Beaujolais, Côte du Rhône and Chateauneuf-du-Pape are being produced. Explore marvelous Avignon and visit Mediterranean Arles, the city which Vincent Van Gogh captured in many of his master pieces. Disembark and continue to the medieval city of Carcassone, a world UNESCO heritage site close to the Pyrenees. Enjoy the grand finale of your vacation with three fascinating days in magnificent Barcelona.
30 Days – A grand European journey visiting 11 countries and including a fascinating 21-night cruise from Trier, Germany to Romania and Bulgaria, and ending with a 3-night stay at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel in magical Istanbul. Begin your European vacation with Paris, the “City of Lights.” See charming towns and historical castles as you cruise along the Rhine and Main river. Sail along the Romanian/Bulgarian border before continuing to Serbia and through the Iron Gates, a very narrow passage dividing the Alps from the Carpathian mountains. Continue to Nessebar, one of the oldest towns in Europe, before joining your cruise in Romania. See the very best of what Europe has to offer and enjoy the history and beauty along the Danube River before ending your vacation in what was known for centuries as the greatest city in the world, Istanbul.