European river cruises are a great way to see many sites in Europe with ease and style. From viewing quaint villages along the Danube to admiring parks and palaces along the Elbe River, all can be achieved on a river cruise. Not only is cruising along rivers convenient, but it is extremely comfortable as well. The relaxed atmosphere provides traffic-less transportation and serenity. Some of the many rivers that cruises take place on are the Danube, the Elbe and the Rhine. Depending on the cruise company providing the tour, a combination of the sites that are below:
The Danube- The longest river in Europe, the Danube passes through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Hungary. Sites along this European river include visiting the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna or the Oberhaus Fortress, which is in in Passau. You can even see the filming site of The Sound of Music in Salzburg.
There are options to visit a Benedictine monastery, which is in Melk and the Royal Palace of Godollo in Budapest.
The Rhine- This legendary river runs through the Netherlands, Germany, France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. One of the many sites included along this route is the Skinny Bridge that is in Amsterdam. There is also a tour of a local brewery located in Cologne and of the 700 year old Marksburg Castle that can be found in Koblenz. Germany’s oldest university in Heidelberg is available for all to visit. The Paleis Het Loo is in Arnhem, the Black Forest is located in Breisach, and Gruuthuuse Palace in Brugge can also be explored at great lengths.
The Elbe- When the journey takes river cruises through Germany and the Czech Republic along this river, the Worlitz Castle in Dessau can be visited. A person can also follow Martin Luther’s footsteps through Wittenberg.
The fortified Hartenfeis Castle in Torgau and the Meissenware factory where porcelain is made in Meissen are other European treasures to observe. The Green Vault filled with collections of fine art in Dresden and Market Square, which is in Litomerice are two more treasures of Europe.
The above rivers harbor various river cruises, which are dependent on the itinerary type as well as the cruise company. Cruises with themes are also available, such as; visiting European vineyards, or tulips and windmills. These European river cruises generally come with all accommodations, transportation needed, and meals served.