Narrowing down the river cruise that’s right for you could well prove to be a tricky decision. With the abundance of beautiful rivers across the continent, each with their own stunning vistas, scenery and must-see highlights, to consider, as well as your own preferences to take into account, it might seem as though you’re a bit spoilt for choice initially.
In fact, each of the major European rivers is as unique as the lands it weaves through. Rivers were traditionally the lifeblood of the cultures and civilisations they served – providing sustenance as well as trade routes – so, it is not surprising these waterways have taken on lives of their own.
Rivers have given birth to some of the great capital cities and cultural hotspots of the continent, providing strategic advantages to settlers. Furthermore, the rich banks of the waterways have helped cultivate the continent’s most beautiful stretches and some great agricultural feats (in particular, the amazing wine regions that Europe is famed for).
While every locale you’ll pass through is undeniably beautiful in its own right, each river offers something a little different. Perhaps you’re a bit of a foodie, or seeing as many sights as possible, there’s the perfect European river cruise for everyone.
If you find yourself trying to make a decision, but you’re having a spot of trouble reaching it, why not take our quiz on which river in Europe is the right one for your cruise?
Now you’ve found your perfect river cruise locations, you’re one step closer to an unforgettable holiday on the waters of Europe. The next step is to find the river cruise line which best serves your needs and tastes, and then you’re ready to go!