By: Margaret Schroeder. Content Specialist
Travelers go on river cruises because it allows them to visit big cities and popular towns. However, it’s really the small towns and villages you have never heard of that make river cruises in Europe the experience of a lifetime. The Rhine and Moselle river cruise by Avalon Waterways highlights these small towns perfectly.
One of the world’s most popular rivers for river cruising is the mighty Rhine, one of Europe’s longest rivers. The majestic river begins in the Swiss Alps, forming parts of Switzerland’s borders with Austria and Germany, before turning north and forming the France-Germany border. Most of the river runs through Germany, before passing into the Netherlands, where it empties into the North Sea.
Rhine River Cruises : Huge Discounts on Rhine Vacations
The wide variety of scenery and number of Western Europe countries and cultures the river touches make it a popular cruise destination. The combination of sightseeing, nature, and city exploration provide a rich and full vacations. Keep reading to learn more about just what exactly to expect on a Rhine river cruise.
By: Linh Nguyen
Senior Travel Consultant
I recently spent 8 days on the Rhine River with Avalon Waterways on their new Visionary ship. Even though this was not my first river cruise, I can say that I was still absolutely impressed with the whole experience. The ship is modern and comfortable with enough things to do while you’re cruising through this beautiful river. The pre-planned itinerary was well balanced between included land tours, optional excursions, and free time. Everyone from the Tour Director down to the local guides was friendly, helpful, and always went above and beyond to make sure my trip was as memorable as possible. The Romantic Rhine with Avalon Waterways was one of my most memorable vacations to date.