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Mozart, Strauss Waltzes, American Jazz in France...
Can you imagine a better beat to experience Europe by?


One of the wonderful benefits of a European River cruise is that once on board a luxurious river cruise ship one is instantly transported to a time and place far, far from what one is exposed to on a daily basis here in the States — maybe that’s why Europe is such a popular destination for North Americans. (Take look at all the Music Lovers themed river cruises in the cruisGENIE™ CRUISE CHART below.)

There is a myriad of reasons why we choose to travel to Europe; we’re pretty sure that some of the key reasons are being able to experience different elements of European life, get a bit closer to one’s roots, and enjoy the diverse cultures and customs that abound throughout Europe. Another reason may be a love of the “arts”, in particular music. If one of your personal pleasures is music, you can now enjoy one of the growing number of European river cruise itineraries that are music-focused.

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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While the enjoyment of music is one of life’s great pleasures (especially if you’re in control of your own iPod), most river cruise lines do not recognize the opportunity to present it to their passengers. The exception to the rule is Avalon Waterways! Avalon operates a limited number of music-focused themed river cruises such as their “Grand France” itinerary that includes the Vienne Jazz Festival in fabulous Provence. Avalon also offers music themed cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest, cruising the Rhine and Danube, on their “Magnificent Europe” itinerary. Complimentary shore excursions include — and many of the tours will provide opportunities to attend a concert or two.

On these wonderful music-focused river cruises guests enjoy private on board concerts, lectures by local experts who provide insights on European music and history. Many of the complimentary shore excursions include events like a Strauss concert in Vienna, a private organ recital in Melk, visits to the birthplaces of many of Europe’s more notable composers such as Beethoven, Strauss and even a trip into the countryside to explore Mozart’s birthplace — indeed the hills, and your vacation, will be alive with the “sound of music" everywhere!

The best way to find out more about one of these wonderful, music themed river cruise is to give one of our expert Personal Travel Planners a call soon — they will find the perfect river cruise vacation for you that will most certainly put a song in your heart.


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