European River Cruises - Drift in style!
River cruising is one of the most rewarding travel experiences one can have. Explore different cities by delving into their culture from the relaxed and informal environment of the waterways.
Enjoy breathtaking views around every bend as you bathe in the continuously changing scenery touching on the splendours of history and geography combined.
Whether you go for a long-weekend or for several weeks, you will be spoilt for choice. Consider these:
The best way to experience the Norwegian fjords is to sail through them. A river cruise is an adventure for all and can be enjoyed any time of the year to take in stunning scenery, dramatic coastline and beautiful landscape that will imprint lifelong memories. Capture the splendour of the Northern Lights!
The second largest river in Europe, the Danube stretches 2,850 km (1,771 miles), flowing from the Black Forest in Germany and passing through no fewer than eight countries, including four Central and Eastern European capitals, until it meets the Black Sea at the south-eastern edge of continental Europe. River cruises on the Danube pass through Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary; you will be blown away by the picturesque towns and their architectural magnificence.
This waterway begins in the Swiss Alps and flows through five other countries - Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands - before flowing into the North Sea at Rotterdam. The Rhine's shores ooze with historical points of interest, beautiful cities, castles and the highlight - the Rhine Gorge between Mainz and Koblenz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where castles dominate every turn. This is one river cruise to experience if it's the only one you do!
A cruise along the Nile, the world's longest river, is a fabulous way to explore Egypt's true splendour. Whether it's the pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings (home of Tutankhamun) or the fantastic Temple at Karnak there are plenty of opportunities to travel back in time and bring the history of the Pharaohs to life. Unravel a wealth of new experiences on this trip.
Cruise between two of Russia's most famous cities, Moscow and St Petersburg, along rivers, lakes and canals to immerse yourself in the mystery and history of this epic country. Enjoy an experience that will surely remain with you long after you have returned home. Enjoy on-board entertainment including traditional music, dance and the sensations of some fabulous Russian cuisine. Visit medieval cities full of culture and heritage, see the sights of a country striving to modernise and adapt; all in all, a uniquely memorable trip and one not to miss!
Wherever you decide to set sail to, always ensure you are fully covered with Flexicover Direct. Purchasing your policy as early as possible after booking your trip can be invaluable, as this will protect you in the unlikely event that you have to cancel before departure.
If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!