Published on : 15 June 20203 min reading time

River cruises are very popular these days. Indeed, the rivers of Europe are very popular. This is due to the fact that it offers more advantages than oceanic cruises. Among other things, the calm of the trip, the quality of the services offered, accommodation and food, but above all because it offers the opportunity to visit destinations in greater depth. It is important to know that European rivers form the “backbone” of this continent. They connect all the major world capitals. We are going to propose a list of destinations in Europe for a beautiful river cruise.

Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Cologne in Germany

For a successful river cruise, Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a must-see destination. Its pretty little houses sloping down, the canals that make for a beautiful walk along the river. When it’s spring, tulips in bloom embellish the parks. To fully appreciate the landscape, it would be ideal to visit it by bike. The proximity of tourist sites and monuments to visit have the advantage of not wasting time. One of the beautiful cities to visit along the Rhine is Cologne in Germany. The large Gothic cathedral, dominated by its two great towers, draws the skyline of the city. This building is one of the few that survived the Second World War.

Paris in France and Porto in Portugal

The city of Paris is one of Europe’s most popular and highly-rated destinations. Indeed, it offers many monuments to visit. There is the Louvre Museum, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, known all over the world. Apart from visiting these sights, the city also offers a lot of attractions such as a beautiful walk along the Seine, tasting good wine in a café or getting lost in the Latin Quarter. River ships dock in the Vila Nova de Gaia. This is the ideal place to land if you want to have a panoramic view of the city of Oporto. There are also Port wine producers who offer a tasting session.

Vienna, Austria

If you like palaces, big cathedrals, operas, Vienna is the city to visit absolutely. But apart from that, you can also put a newspaper in your hand and enjoy a good coffee. It should be noted that Viennese coffee has been recognized as intangible heritage to be protected by UNESCO.