Travelmarvel takes holidaymakers on adventures every day through the winding waterways of Europe. River cruising is an exciting way to see the highlights of this captivating continent, from the intertwining canals of Amsterdam to the romantic beauty of Paris. You can discover multiple destinations as your expert crew navigates through Europe’s famous rivers, from the Rhine, the Rhone or the Danube. Be rewarded with gorgeous views every step of the way and enjoy luxurious accommodation onboard one of Travelmarvel’s premier ships. If you are considering a river journey on your next European adventure, then take a look our top five destinations.
The capital and largest city of Hungary, Budapest often makes it onto the cruising itinerary as either the first or last stop. Either way, this destination is sure to be a highlight of your journey as you sail along the Danube River. You’ll be taken by the east-meets-west cultural influences, as you admire the unusual architecture, stroll across the Chain Bridge and visit the historic Castle Hill. Enjoy a thermal bath at Szechenyi or visit the magnificent Market Hall for a choice of rich Hungarian delicacies.
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Famous for its apple strudel, Vienna is the capital of Austria. A cosmopolitan city boasting a beautiful mix of old world charm and cultural landmarks, Vienna makes for a wonderful stop on your cruising journey. Tour the prominent Schonbrunn Palace and take the time to visit the nearby Vienna Zoo. A world class performance at the Vienna State Opera will delight travellers seeking culture, while those after a piece of history can frequent one of the many famous museums.
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Touted as being the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is famous for its unique web of canals that contribute to the laidback waterfront vibe. The best way to explore this beautiful city is on two wheels, so hire a bicycle and make tracks around Amsterdam. Visit one of the renowned museums like the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh Museum or take time out in the wide open space of Vondelpark.
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Croatia’s shining gem, Dubrovnik is an ancient city laced with cobblestone streets and medieval fortresses. Despite offering a wealth of historic attractions, the drawcard for many is the sparkling turquoise waters that surround this coastal city. Dubrovnik’s enviable seaside location makes it the perfect gateway to explore many of Croatia’s idyllic islands, from sunny shores of Hvar to the verdant forests and hilltop towns in Cres.
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The timeless beauty of Rome is magnified by the city’s many historic treasures, making it an attractive cruising destination. Holiday makers can experience the grandeur of Italy’s revered capital by touring the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, before moving on to St Peter’s Basilica and the Trevi Fountain. There are plenty of rooftop restaurants where you can sample authentic Italian cuisine, not to mention the fantastic shopping – genuine leather anyone?
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