Cruise Inspiration and Tips
So you’ve climbed the Eiffel Tower, toured Vienna’s lavish Schönbrunn Palace and wandered through the canals of Amsterdam. Perhaps you’ve travelled by rail across the continent, island-hopped through Greece or sailed the Baltic Sea. But now it’s time to experience Europe from a completely different perspective on a river cruise between charming towns and majestic landscapes that have to be seen to be believed.
Unlike the mega-cruise liners that ply the open ocean, offering only a distant view of the coast, a river cruise completely immerses you in your destination on a far more intimate scale. You’ll access the heart of towns and villages where sightseeing starts the moment you disembark, allowing you to make the most of each and every moment.
Join local guides on carefully crafted tours to get an insider’s perspective, whether you’re wandering the streets of Bamberg or sampling riesling in the Moselle Valley. Watch the iconic landmarks of Paris slowly drift by as you cruise the waters of the Seine or gaze up at history-drenched castles teetering atop rocky outcrops overlooking the Rhine River.
A river cruise in Europe offers an all-inclusive holiday where all you need to do is check-in. From gourmet meals to onboard entertainment, themed lectures and cultural demonstrations, it’s the ultimate way to discover a new destination or revisit familiar territory while experiencing it from a different angle.
While summer is the most popular time to visit Europe (and escape the cool of the Southern Hemisphere’s winter), the mild months of a European spring are all the more alluring. The landscapes are lush following the winter rains and flowers are in full bloom, creating photogenic opportunities around every corner.
If you’re considering a European river cruise, there’s no better time to visit, with a range of special, last-minute deals for the 2019 season with Amadeus River Cruises. Whether you want to discover the treasures of Burgundy and Provence or saunter down the Danube, unforgettable experiences await. Enjoy outstanding onboard services and gourmet dining, coupled with engaging evening entertainment and complimentary audio sets on every excursion. It’s rare for such amazing prices and availability at this time of year, so they’re bound to be snapped up fast.
River Cruising - A Day in the Life
Holidays are meant to be a time to rejuvenate and escape the stresses of daily life. But all too often, travelling becomes like a giant jigsaw puzzle as you try to piece together the logistics of hotel rooms, transport and everything in between. In many cases, you return home in need of the holiday you never had.
Imagine a holiday where you unpacked just once and the experiences came to you, with all transport and meals taken care of. Picture relaxing in your private suite while the world floats by, with photogenic villages, iconic cities and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes passing before your eyes. River cruising offers all that and more, and on a much more intimate scale than you might commonly associate with cruising.
Wake up to freshly-brewed coffee and tea when you prefer, then settle in for a hearty buffet breakfast as you prepare for a day of tailor-made experiences. Join a guided walking tour through the storied streets of Budapest, Vienna and Paris or get lost in charming towns where time has seemingly stood still. Explore rugged gorges and castles perched high on rocky outcrops or travel through vineyard-swathed hills to taste some of the world’s best wine at its source. Alternatively, why not grab a complimentary bicycle to get off-the-beaten-track and explore at the pace that suits you.
Return to the vessel each afternoon to reflect on the day’s encounters with a good book or attend onboard cooking demonstrations and lectures to complement your experiences. Mingle with like-minded travellers from around the globe over a gourmet dinner, accompanied by fine whites and reds from Europe’s most famous wine regions. Settle in for an evening of local entertainment, including up-and-coming classical musicians and traditional folk dancers, adding yet another layer to your cultural immersion.
You’ll have the services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director at your fingertips, together with complimentary Wi-Fi to share your experiences with the world. An Amadeus River Cruise offers all this and more, with unforgettable adventures along the Danube, Rhine, Seine and more. Follow the road less travelled as you journey past quaint riverside towns and spectacular rural landscapes on a small ship cruise, offering a completely unique perspective on your destination.