For first-time Europe river cruising travellers, this is a great place to start. The course of the rivers from Netherlands to Hungary provide some of the best views in Europe.
From fairy tale castles precariously perched on lush hilltops, to hauntingly beautiful gothic cathedrals and luxurious palaces, herein lies a historian’s and photographer’s paradise.
The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal deserves a special mention. Peppered with 16 locks, some as high as 25 metres, watching the ship manoeuvre its way through the narrow locks with just a few centimetres’ space between the vessel and the lock’s sheer walls is quite an exhilarating experience.
View the Jewels of Europe river cruise.