Did you know that 80,000 Australians took a Europe river cruise last year and that over 100,000 are forecast to do so this year? What makes this type of cruising so popular?
Just think, you have the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic heritage, culture, sights, smells, tastes that make Europe the number one destination for Australians, and you only need to unpack once.
Your hotel room ‘travels’ during the night while you sleep and when you awake the next morning, you’ll be in the next historic town or village, right in the middle of the action. When many European towns and villages were settled hundreds of years ago, they started right on the river, because they needed water for drinking, washing, cooking, milling, transport and agriculture. Then once you’ve enjoyed your leisurely breakfast on board, it’s time for your next European exploration.
The most popular Europe river cruise booked through Seniors Holiday Travel is a 15-day journey between Amsterdam and Budapest, visiting six countries and including shore excursions every day, generally two each day.
All meals are included on board your cruise and a local travel expert from each town or village accompanies your shore excursions. This means that you really get to understand what it is that you are actually looking at – it makes such a difference hearing exactly why Europe evolved the way it did over the past few centuries – or sometimes over the past 2000 years!
You’ll have seen plenty of ads for Scenic and APT, showing you wonderful vision of just how good their Europe river cruises are. You may also have seen some for Evergreen or Travelmarvel, but probably not for Avalon, Uniworld, Viking or Tauck. There is plenty of choice if you know where to look and some have ‘fly free’, ‘partner flies free’ or ‘fly from $799’ deals, but what does this all mean?
This is why you need to talk to one of Seniors Holiday Travel experts, who can advise you on the differences between these Europe river cruise companies, so that you book on the best ship, with the best deal, for you.
Find out more about taking a Europe river cruise.