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Europe River Cruises

Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary (Photo: Andrew Mayovskyy/Shutterstock)

About Europe River Cruises

When it comes to European river cruising, the options are plentiful and varied. Ships primarily traverse parts of Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, but you'll also find itineraries in Russia, the Ukraine, Portugal, Italy and Spain. No matter where you cruise, you'll find Europe's rivers traditional and picturesque, with sightseeing opportunities often included in the fare.

  • What is the best time to cruise to Europe River?

  • Which cruise lines go to Europe River?

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What is the best time to cruise to Europe River?

Europe river cruise season begins around March through the end of the December. Cruises that highlight the European Christmas markets are particularly popular, and offered by a number of cruise lines from late November through the December holidays (advent season). Spring European river cruises that celebrate tulip season in Amsterdam, Belgium and the Netherlands are also very popular. For more: River Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to Europe River?

Europe river cruises are the most popular river cruises worldwide and as such, there are a huge number of cruise lines and ships serving this cruise sector. AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, CroisiEurope, Grand Circle, European Waterways, Tauck, Uniworld and Viking River Cruises (among others) all offer many itineraries throughout Europe's various rivers including the Danube, the Rhine and the Seine.

What are some things to do in Europe River?

River cruises stop in many of Europe's most historically significant cities and many feature overnights, so for the most part you'll have time to see the major sites wherever you are, whether it's the D-Day beaches in Normandy or vineyards in the Wachau Valley. Bike and food tours are popular among river cruiser as well.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Europe River?

Yes, a passport is required for Europe river cruises.

What should I pack for a cruise to Europe River?

Light layers and comfortable walking shoes are a good idea on any Europe river cruise and an umbrella or rain jacket are a good idea, depending on the season.

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