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Why Go There: The Douro
Portugal's Douro River may be off the beaten track -- but it's an unforgettable experience.
Europe Highlights
Offering a vast range of adventures, Europe's rivers feature cosmopolitan cities, terraced vineyards, charming historic villages, and monuments and castles galore.

Choosing a River
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Europe River Cruise Lines
AmaWaterways focuses on Europe's Rhine, Danube, Mosel and Main with ships specifically built to navigate rivers.

AmaWaterways Europe Itineraries and Sailing Dates
AmaWaterways Cruise Reviews
Avalon Waterways
Locally sourced wines and included-in-fare- shore excursions augment the Europe river cruise experience aboard Avalon ships.

Avalon Europe Cruise Itineraries and Sailing Dates
Avalon Cruise Reviews
Tauck River Cruising
Four ships offer a variety of nearly all-inclusive European sailings targeted to upscale, well-traveled folks.

Tauck Cruise Reviews
Considered the Seabourn of European lines, Uniworld focuses mainly on Europe's "greats": Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Moselle and Main.

Uniworld Europe Itineraries and Sailing Dates
Uniworld Cruise Reviews
Viking River Cruises
Created specifically for river cruising, Viking's 13 Europe-based ships feature panoramic windows and promenades for scenic views.

Viking Europe Itineraries and Sailing Dates
Viking Cruise Reviews
Choosing a River

Though the Danube is best known for marquee cities like Vienna and Budapest, small towns and villages are a delight.

The Dnieper River flows from Russia, through Belarus and Ukraine; ship stops include Ukraine’s capital of Kiev and Zaporozhye.

Part of the Iberian Peninsula, the Douro River travels through Spain and Portugal, and ends in Porto.

The Elbe travels through the Czech Republic and Germany; river cruises along the Elbe include visits to Berlin and Prague.

The Moselle runs through the heart of German wine country; longer voyages can also include the Rhine and the Danube.

The Po flows across northern Italy into the Adriatic Sea near Venice; popular ports on Po River cruises include Venice, Verona and Bologna.

The castle-clogged Rhine Gorge between Koblenz and Rudesheim is one of the most spectacular scenic passages.

The Rhone flows from Switzerland through Lake Geneva, into France; visit Lyon, a UNESCO world heritage site.

The Seine runs along northeastern France into the English Channel; many ships based in Paris cruise down to the Normandy region.

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