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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Getting Started with European River Cruising

I've often written about the benefits of deep water and river cruise vacations. I thought that I thought I'd talk about some of the destinations that you can explore on a European river vessel.

One of the major attractions of river cruises around the world is that they frequently dock in the heart of the city. You stroll down the gang plank then start exploring almost immediately.     

For 1st time river cruisers it’s the Danube River. These cruises sail into classic Old World cities like Budapest, which is divided by the river, and Vienna, where sightseeing excursions take in St. Stephan's Cathedral, the opera house and the broad, circular avenue known as the Ringstrasse. 

Be sure to check with your river cruise travel specialist. Their knowledge is insightful!