Top 10 Reasons to Take a River Cruise
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Whether in the past or present... They’re always more interesting on a river cruise!


A luxurious river cruise in Europe will float you back in time to any place you care to visit, and at any point in European history. That’s really one of the key benefits of a river cruise, their ability to immerse one almost instantaneously into a region’s history. That’s because European history and culture essentially evolved on or near its great rivers. Historically, rivers were the financial, cultural and commercial centers of Europe prior to the mid 20th-century.

For those who are history and/or political buffs, you can now enjoy sensational river cruises on these same rivers — the Rhine, Danube, Saône, Seine and Volga — back into a different time and place, a place of living history, and for many of us the birthplace of your ancestral heritage.

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in history or politics, a European river cruise is your best choice as the river ships spend lots of time in port, sometimes even overnight. The ships usually dock right in the center of the city, town, or village placing you only footsteps away from both ancient and modern history. With all of the complimentary shore excursions that are included in your affordable river cruise price, you’ll see it all!

Even if there were no themed river cruises whose focus was history or politics, almost any river cruise you might choose to enjoy in Europe or Russia would almost certainly immerse one in the regions’ history and culture — it’s unavoidable. Imagine what it would be like to see where the Romanoff’s and the Czar’s lived as you visit the Hermitage or Catherine the Great’s fabled Summer Palace. A river cruise through Western Europe can instantly transport you from medieval feudal times through the Napoleonic period and into the eras of WWI and WWII. It’s all there, and the best way to enjoy it all is in the comfort of a luxurious, hassle-free river cruise vacation. We always have a selection of departures with the major river cruise lines that focus on these two topics. If you’re looking for a Jewish Heritage themed river cruise, there are several itineraries available, please call for complete details and offers with savings up to 50% OFF normal prices.

The best way to find out more about this or any themed river cruise is to give one of our expert Personal Travel Planners a call soon (or use the "GET A QUICK QUOTE" email option below) — they’ll most certainly be able to provide you a perfect picture of how a river cruise back into history will be picture-perfect you.


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