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Top Five Destinations for
European River Cruises

 

To tour Europe’s interior in a comfortable, relaxing way, more travelers are choosing river cruises. And, thanks to Cruise Holidays’ 2014 Cruise Trends Survey, we know the five European cities that river cruisers are visiting most often:

 

Twilight View of AmsterdamAmsterdam, the Netherlands. The museums are full of masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh; charming buildings line the historic canals and city squares, and cozy cafes are everywhere. Cruises from Amsterdam venture down the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, some as far as Budapest. During the height of tulip season, round-trip cruises from Amsterdam focus on the region’s gorgeous tulip fields.

 

Budapest, Hungary. Buda, on the west bank of the Danube, and Pest, on the east, were separate cities until 1873. Pest’s tree-lined avenues include Andrássy út, a world heritage site that begins at Heroes’ Square. The Castle District of Buda is full of medieval and baroque architecture, including Buda Castle, first occupied in 1265. Week-long cruises of the Danube and 14-day cruises of the Danube, Main and Rhine sail from Budapest.

 

Paris, France. There’s so much to see, including the graceful Eiffel Tower, the Latin Quarter, Sacre-Coeur, Notre Dame, Place de la Bastille and the Arc de Triomphe. After sightseeing, treat yourself at a café and watch fashionable Parisians go by; or visit the Louvre, the world’s most-visited art museum. Paris is part of a variety of itineraries that sail along the Seine and the Rhone.

 

Basel, Switzerland. Positioned where the Rhine borders Switzerland, France and Germany, Basel is a crossroads of Europe. Its historical importance is evidenced castles, the remains of a Roman colony, and the Basel Münster, a Catholic cathedral turned Protestant church. Additional sights include the richly decorated Rathaus (city hall) and the Spalentor, the gateway to Old Town Basel.

 

Nuremberg, Germany. Nuremburg castle towers over the city, much of which was rebuilt after bombing during World War II. Nazi Party rally grounds from the 1930s are now a memorial, with a museum in the unfinished Congress Hall. Nuremberg’s toymaking tradition is celebrated at the Nuremberg Toy Museum, which has toys dating from the Middle Ages. The city is included on many itineraries along the Main and Danube.

 

To select a cruise that will take you along the rivers of Europe in style, talk with your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert.

 

Read about Rhine River cruising here.


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Diana Whiteside

I am Diana Whiteside, owner of Cruise Holidays of Northwest Austin.


I have been a resident of Austin since we moved here when I was in second grade, so I consider myself a native. After graduating from high school in Austin I went on to Texas A&M and received my Bachelors Degree in Education. I returned to Austin where I became a teacher and raised my family.

During that time my family and I cruised often so it didn't take long for me to make a transition to becoming a business owner of a travel agency.

 

Though we are called Cruise Holidays of Northwest Austin, we plan other land vacations for our clients. Over the past eight years we have planned trips all over the world.

 

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