Many think cruise and imagine wide open waters and views that rarely change, however consider an alternative route to trans-oceanic paths. Cruise along the most scenic of Europe’s rivers with constantly changing views and stops in riverside ports with access to eateries and entertainment at each. These are some of the top rated European river cruises and certainly not something you should leave off your bucket list.
1. Tulip Time Cruise
If flowers and open fields spotted with classic windmill scenery hits your fancy, this is the cruise for you. Starting and ending in Amsterdam over the course of 8 days, this European cruise travels the Dutch and Belgian waterways through The Netherlands and Belgium sporting the loveliest of tulip fields in spring and summer months.
2. Paris and Normandy
Starting and ending in Paris, spend 7 nights on the Seine River before returning for 2 nights in Paris. Stops in Giverny and Honfleur, Rouen, Les Andelys, and beaches of Normandy. Optional tours and events planned for each stop along the way.