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Classic, Modern, Gothic, Cubist, Baroque and everything in between...
You’ll see it all on a river cruise!


For many, there are three adjectives that almost instantly flash into the stream of consciousness when thinking about Europe: History, Art and Music (okay, okay... probably food and wine as well; but that’s another story!). (If you don't see any art-themed river cruises in the cruisGENIE™ CRUISE CHART below, that doesn't mean we don't have a list of current sailings on some of the most popular river cruise lines sailing in Europe. Call and speak to one of our river cruise experts today!)

If you associate Europe with any of these themes, then we would suggest there’s no better way to enjoy and immerse oneself in them than on a European River cruise. Unlike ocean cruises, river cruise ships spend a lot of time in port, sometimes even overnight. The ships usually dock right in the center of the city, town or village placing one mere foot-steps away from many of the finest collections of art (indoors and out), art museums, and architecture in the world. This is just one of the reasons why Europe is such a popular and easy destination for North Americans.

If you’re a museum or architecture enthusiast, a European river cruise focused on art, would be like being a candy lover turned loose in a fine chocolate store with an unlimited budget and selection – simply wonderful, delectable and not to be missed.

Almost any of the myriad, enriching river cruises on the Rhine and Danube, the rivers of France or Russia will provide a wonderful personal exposure to the “masters,” and at the same time give you a taste of the sumptuous gourmet cuisine and fine regional wines to be experienced aboard ship (For those whose special interest are Culinary or Wine themed river cruises... we have river cruises just for you, too!).

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The good news is that all European river cruises will put you within fingers-touch of experiencing the continent’s vast, rich history, and it’s incredible art, architecture, and music. The bad news is that currently there is only one art-focused themed river cruise departure. Avalon Waterways offers an exhilarating “Art and Impressionist” cruise on it's 7-night Normandy & Paris itinerary. 160 fortunate guests will enjoy a special guided tour of the Museé d’Orsay, and explore the Chateau d’Auvers with a private guided tour focusing on the paintings of Cézanne, Van Gogh and Monet. In Rouen, you’ll marvel at its lovely cathedral and discover why it was one of Monet’s favorite subjects. There will also be special onboard lectures to accompany your private touring and, of course, there are also the incredible Normandy beaches and the history that surrounds them.

The best way to find out more about this wonderful, art themed river cruise is to give one of our expert Personal Travel Planners a call soon. They will be able to paint a perfect picture of how this special river cruise is perfect for all art lovers. And remember, don’t let the fact that there is just one “art-focused” themed river cruise deter your river cruise plans because, as we wrote above... Europe itself is an all-encompassing theatre of the arts, no matter which cruise you may select.


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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Unless otherwise noted, prices and offers are in USD, cruise only per person, based on double occupancy and do not include airfare, taxes or fees. The displayed prices are based on minimum category riverview window stateroom and applicable only to the sailing date(s) shown. Prices for other dates may vary based on the date and stateroom selected. Other than “Hot Deal” offers, price does not reflect any cruise line or Premier savings. Where Premier includes “prepaid tips” in an offer, it applies only to the cruise portion of the trip and not any land portion or shore excursions. To obtain the best price, please use the "Get Quote" button or call one of our river cruise and small ship cruise specialists. Certain discounts or prices may require full payment at the time of booking in order to be eligible. We urge you to book early as river and small ship cruises sell out almost a year in advance. Prices and availability may change without notice and are not guaranteed until a deposit is received and applied to your reservation. Call 1-855-255-1200, for complete details. We reserve the right to correct any informational or typographical errors. ©2010-2020 Premier River Cruises, LLC, a Travel of America Company. All rights reserved worldwide. CST #1015320-40.

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