River Cruises: Destinations

Stepping off ship at one of the places along the route can be a very exciting experience. A unique array of adventures comes with each European river cruise.

To see Europe by cruising its great rivers is to open up new worlds for yourself. Whether you tend to be an adventurer, a history enthusiast or a curious site seer wanting to experience the local flavors on offer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Take a seat in the most fascinating cultural centers on the continent, learn about history at the ancient sights, and enjoy the beautiful cities and countryside.

venice-1506296__340.jpg Traveling on these smaller, well-appointed riverboats, perfect for docking in town centers, close to the main sights, is a great way to celebrate Europe’s most luminous ports.

Famed Rivers of France
France’s numerous rivers will take you to some of its most popular places. From the legendary food of Lyon and Bordeaux’s most distinguished wineries, to the beauty of Paris and Provence, to the historic sights of Normandy, France presents a world of experiences.

See the ports of call, vineyards, farms and forests of Aquitaine, at one time Europe’s most important kingdom. You might go Cognac tasting at the Camus distillery in Périgord and after that go hunting for its famed truffles. Some of the most delicious oysters in the world come from Arcachon in the southwest region of France. In Bordeaux, don’t forget the wonderfully sweet wine crafted in Sauternes, or the mouthwatering reds of the Médoc and Saint-Émilion.

No matter the waterway, the Rhône River or the Seine River, the Dordogne or the Gironde, a France river tour will immerse passengers in a culture rich in wine, art, food and tradition.

Historied Rivers of Germany and Central Europe
Cruises on the Elbe River go into Germany and the Czech Republic on a route lined by ancient fortifications and medieval villages.

Wine enthusiasts will appreciate a trip on the Mosel River, known as the Moselle in France, which traverses the region in Germany best known for its farming of the Riesling grape.

If you prefer Central Europe, consider a cruise down the Danube to Budapest, the Hungarian city famous for its relaxing banyas (thermal baths); or to Vienna, where you can take a lesson in the waltz, which became prevalent in the ballrooms of the Austrian court. Foodies will love the Austro-Hungarian culinary delights, while curious adventurers might prefer to enjoy time in some lesser-known cities such as Passau or Bratislava.

The Waterways of the Tsars
In Russia you will not want to miss the glorious cathedral of St. Basil’s or the unique architecture of Moscow’s historic Red Square.

Russia’s Hermitage Museum is the second largest sized museum in the world, and the structure itself is also beautiful and awe-inspiring.

The spectacular Peterhof Palace will take your breath away, while the Soviet-era kommunalka will give you fascinating insight into the day-to-day lives of the numerous families who lived there together commune-style. Of course, when you are in Russia you should indulge in the celebrated local delicacies like pirog, solyanka, borscht, blini pancakes, and of course some decadent caviar. The Dnieper River tells a complicated story that includes Greek, Mongol, Tatar, Ottoman, Cossack, Jewish and Russian sections. Stop to see vibrant performances of regional dance or music, tour fascinating museums and historic places of worship, or check out landmarks from the Soviet days.

Portugal's Duoro River Valley
The Douro River in Portugal will transport you to the exciting capital city of Lisbon, where you can step back in time in the city’s old town or visit the newer areas filled with great cafes, bars, restaurants, and art galleries.

Roam the gorgeous vineyards that produce the country’s celebrated Port wine and experience traditional cuisine, wine and fado singing. The Douro River Valley is proud to be the oldest demarcated wine region in the world as well as a UNESCO site.

Nordic Wonders
Start off by observing the breathtaking Nordic sights from the sea before heading to the spectacular Rhine River.

Start in Bergen, a historic city where the Vikings landed, then check out the charming village of Flåm and the nearby fjords, historic Kristiansand, and the more lively modern cities of Stavanger and Olso. No visit to Holland is complete without a tour of the windmills in Kinderdijk and a stop in the colorful city of Amersterdam; and Skagen, Denmark is enjoyable to visit with its northernmost sand bars.

The various sights and tastes of Germany along its riverways
holding-hands-1149411__340.jpg In Germany, sample local beer and visit the stunning ancient cathedral in Cologne or take a tour of the enormous Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Explore the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and dazzling scenery of the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore France’s multicultural Strasbourg and Germany’s legendary Black Forest before landing in cultured Basel.

Simply being on board is exciting and engaging, and your excursions should be the same. Experience all you possibly can of the sights, sounds, and tastes offered to you at each local destination. Just as each cruise vessel is created to be a distinct and one-of-a-kind experience, each destination is similarly unique and special.

What Makes a Perfect Honeymoon?

Let’s not ignore the terrific honeymoon holiday that comes after the “I do’s”. Newlywed couples are always on the hunt for honeymoon packages that cater specifically to their needs, a fact that many resorts and cruise lines have come to grasp. Some of the very first experiences honeymooners should share include a place to relax and rejuvenate, and somewhere to make lifetime memories. Newlyweds can pick from myriad destination options where they can enjoy those first days or weeks together.

Will you marry me?
After your true love asked for your hand in marriage, you probably started to prepare for the perfect honeymoon. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the US is a country replete with places that offer something for everyone including mountaineers, skiiers, kayakers, to inquisitive sightseers.
LA & SF, Cali

The renowned Hollywood sign in Los Angeles and the phenomenal Golden Gate Bridge are just two of the most internationally recognized symbols that California has to offer.

New York, New York

New York City's savvy innkeepers understand how to host honeymoon couples and other romantics in exceptional fashion.

Enjoy the iconic places and the different sounds of the Big Apple up close and personal.

Hawaii
Hawaii’s striking beaches and hidden coves; premier hotels; fresh, creative cuisine; water sports aplenty; extraordinary natural beauty; and perfect weather make it one of the world’s top-notch honeymoon destinations.

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Las Vegas, baby!
And don’t forget Las Vegas. Its vibrant lights and 24-hour excitement make it the perfect destination for newlyweds who prefer late-night action over lazing around on a beach. For couples who appreciate a serving of culture, fine dining and relaxing beaches, Europe is chock-full of choices.
Vive La France!

Paris, referred to as the City of Love, is pretty much the perfect backdrop for a romantic honeymoon: cuddling in a cozy bistro by day and walking under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower by night.

Italy

Not far away, Italy is a magical country replete with fabulous food, great fashion, art beyond compare and so much more. The delightful little towns and culture- rich cities of the Tuscany region are a must see when traveling to Italy. The City of Water is iconic for its romantic, singing gondolieri on the Grand Canal and the detailed face masks worn at the Carnival of Venice.

Spain

Spain offers may places to visit: from the historic, the natural wonder, to the sunny coasts and party islands.

The sophisticated architectural design and folklore infusing Seville make this Spanish city an ideal destination for couples to discover together. By day, enjoy a visit to its luxurious alcazars. Follow this up with a rejuvenating siesta so you have the energy to dance all night long.

Greece

Greece’s blue waters and bright whitewashed houses make for great stories to take back home. Don't forget to accompany the extra fresh seafood and other culinary delights with a good shot of ouzo.

The South Pacific

Fantastic honeymoon memories can be made in the South Pacific. Fiji and Tahiti are two of the South Pacific's best honeymoon destinations. Both islands offer newlyweds long stretches of unspoiled, tranquil beaches as well as over-the-top accommodations.

Many properties boast over-water suites, so you may even see some tropical fish swim below glass panels under the coffee table.

Experience the trip of a lifetime on an African honeymoon.

Spend your days on action-packed game drives, walking safaris, fishing expeditions, canoe trips or simply reading that book you've been meaning to read facing a hippo-filled river. Gaze up at the stars around a camp fire while drinking to your married life to the sounds of the African bush and possibly the occasional roaring lion.

The “Real Africa”, as Zambia is often called, is a place to explore authentic wilderness without the disruption of big crowds.Honeymooners looking for adventure and an opportunity to enjoy nature up close have turned into it a popular destination. Home to some of the most isolated and untainted wildlife areas in Africa, there is no end to the amazing sunsets and instances of harmony and tranquility. For newlyweds wishing to have a wide variety of adventures in one place, South Africa is a great destination with its Big 5 game reserves, scenic wine routes, unspoiled beaches and breathtaking mountain ranges. It has been dubbed the “Rainbow Nation” because of the many distinctive cultures living there.

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeastern coast of the African continent lies Mauritius, one of the world's most popular honeymoon hot spots, and for good reason.

This island on the Indian Ocean, with its year-round good climate and palm-fringed fabulous beaches, ticks of all the boxes as an paradisiacal, romantic retreat. Honeymooners will find that Mauritius offers a blend of activity, loads of chances to just lay back and relax, luxurious lodgings and the personal service they look for for such a momentous time.

Extraordinary Romantic Holidays

No matter how many years together, going on an anniversary trip can reinvigorate the relationship. hot-air-balloons-1984308__340.jpg An anniversary trip can integrate romance, trust and intimacy, whether it’s a wooden anniversary in Amsterdam or a re-creation of your honeymoon vacation after twenty five years. And what about those two people inching in the direction of the forty year anniversary?

Contrary to a honeymoon where couples primarily seek relaxation, an anniversary vacation demands more planning. After a location is set, consider a appropriate itinerary specific to marital milestone. For instance, couples celebrating a 45-year anniversary may possibly want something more leisurely, like visiting Santa Barbara wine country, while the younger folks may want to ski in Colorado or check something off the bucket list like a safari in Botswana. Holidays such as these will give you a brand new perspective of the world as well as your relationship.

And fortunately, there is a listing of destinations ready to go.

Principality of Monaco
If you want to feel like you have stepped back in time, wander over to Monaco Ville, known to Monegasques as Le Rocher, and stroll through the old town with its small, windy roads. Then get all dressed up and check out the celebrated Casino de Monte-Carlo where the gents must wear jackets after 8 pm.

Amsterdam, Holland
Visiting Holland’s tulip display is a intimate way to spend your anniversary. And do not miss the beautiful 17th -century canal houses in Amsterdam that have remained mostly unaltered since Rembrandt’s time. luggage-1149289__340.jpg
Beaver Creek, Colorado

Have the luxurious Trappers Cabin all to yourselves, and rekindle your vows in Beaver Creek Mountain, located 12 miles from Vail, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains.

Cabo San Lucas

If whale watching is your thing, then go to Cabo to witness traveling humpbacks along the Baja Peninsula from the months of December to April.

Republic of Botswana
Go on a safari in Botswana to the Khwai Private Reserve which offers unrivaled access to the famous Okavango Delta and is positioned along the Khwai River on the easterly border of the protected Moremi Game Reserve.
Algarrobo, Chile

Do you wish to swim in one of the world's largest saltwater pools? Then head to the Crystal Lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile.

International Getaways: A Hop, Skip and Jump Away

Maybe you assume you cannot go international for a long weekend trip. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there many countries close enough to check out for a long weekend.

Below are locations perfect for an exciting long weekend you won’t soon forget.

Montreal, Quebec
Picturesque Montreal, Canada boasts captivating French influence and old-world charm with all the features of a larger city (it’s second in size only to Toronto). In the Vieux Montreal neighborhood, travelers can stroll cobblestone streets lined with boutiques and eateries. If you like being outside, Mount Royal Park offers hiking areas, bike rides, and lovely spots perfect for a picnic.

It also has spots where you can ice skate, go snowshoeing, or do additional outdoor activities in the winter season.

Bermuda
Bermuda is a terrific destination for people from the US, as it is just a two-hour flight from many cities and offers beautiful beaches where you can enjoy the sand and the sun.

Even if you do not like beaches, Bermuda is captivating with a long maritime history, fortresses complete with cannon installations, beautiful colonial buildings, and old-time cobblestone streets.

Of course, Bermuda is also known for the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, and fearless weekenders can rent a jet ski and go experience it.

Baja California Sur, Mexico
Baja California Sur, Mexico is a trendy destination easily do-able in a three-day weekend for anyone searching for fun and relaxation in a fabulous beach setting.

Anyone looking for some stimulating night life should try Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip of Baja California, with its fun bars and clubs, top-notch restaurant scene, and wonderful lavish resorts. It’s also the ideal getaway for those who want to enjoy the water, and perhaps a little romance, with Lover’s Beach offering some amazing caves, rock formations, and strikingly clear azure waters. pool-690034__340.jpg

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a fantastic exotic Central American destination that can be easily reached from just about any point in the U.S. With 800 miles of stunning coastline, it offers fun in the sun, awesome beaches, relaxation or adventure, and so much more. Adventure seekers will find no end to their thrilling possibilities: hikes through the exotic jungle; zip-lining in the lush rain forest; rappelling down a thundering waterfall; seeing exotic birds, monkeys, and sloths in their natural habitat; and relaxing in volcano-fed hot springs.

Cartagena, Columbia

Like other destinations on the Caribbean Sea, enchanting Cartagena has long stretches of beach with white powdery sand, warm water that is a vibrant shade of blue, and beautiful coral reefs.

The 500-year-old coral stone fortresses and much of the walled city are perfectly intact and represent some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of Spanish colonial times.

Toronto
Toronto is Canada’s most sizeable city and is a typical contemporary metropolis.

More than 50% of its residents were not born there, making it a very diversified city in terms of people and culture. After a weekend in Toronto you might feel like you’ve been on a world tour if you visited its Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown, and Greektown. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, lounging on the beach with a cold drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway perfect for you. Anything you are looking for – love, adventure, culinary delights, history – can be yours.

Create Your Own Getaway

Thinking back, what was your most eventful trip?

Why has it stayed in your mind for so long? Of course, the place was a huge component. Your fellow travelers, though, contributed a lot to the total trip. At times, all you wish from a getaway is free time to enjoy with your friends and family.

And other times, one goes on a getaway to meet new people, and possibly even a new love interest.

Create your perfect vacation by customizing your travel.
Standard itineraries are always available but planning a specific one for you takes into consideration your time, hobbies and interests and finances. However, planning a customized tour that meets all your desires can be somewhat overwhelming.

This is when you recognize that turning to a pro is the best alternative. romance-4052807__340.jpg They will be able to answer so many questions: how to plan a family getaway or find the right place for a romantic getaway, where to encounter "people like you", the best way to see the world, and so much more. Individually tailored tour packages are the perfect way to go for those who have unique hobbies.

They open up possibilities that a group tour simply cannot. Adventurers, historians, and foodies looking for a unique, immersive experience will find a customized travel program to be the best choice. Wildlife photography is a great illustration of this type of travel program. Getting the best pictures can take a very long time, something hard to accomplish on your run-of-the-mill excursion.

However, a photography expedition is designed to make sure you get all the time you need to take that once-in-a-lifetime shot. This type of program is also perfect for birdwatchers of the world. Novelist Robert Lynd was most accurate when he stated, “In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence”.

Birders, as they are known, can spend all the time they need on a private tour looking for that evasive species without having to look at their watches.

Excuse me, do you have the time?

How long do you want to take off and what will your budget allow? 100% flexible, customized tours are personalized to meet your all your requirements. Do you want to go to an event or festival at a particular time of the year?

Travel experts can advise on when to go and help find you the best tours. A tailored vacation means you can enjoy what you really love to do the way you want to do it.

A Fun Paradise for Two

Whatever you want your romantic getaway to be, there are a number of ports of call where you can pick from elaborate to simple options. Spending a romantic, intimate trip with that special someone is always more cherished than any gift you could ever purchase. And, more and more resorts are catering specifically to couples as a get away from the day-to-day routine.

What's your idea of a perfect romantic escapade?
The rose petals scattered on the bed may not be for you, but no one can turn down champagne, delicious chocolates, and the perfume of fresh flowers in their room. There are many preconceived ideas of which destinations make for the ideal romantic holiday.

For you, that may include palm trees on a white-sand shore, or cocktails with a view of the sun setting on the Pacific Ocean. Some couples may appreciate long strolls alongside the River Seine in Paris or a trip to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. If you’re looking for a place to vacation where you can spend quality time with that special someone, here are some of the top rated ports of call for the romantically inclined.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a small island located in the eastern Caribbean Sea and considered to be one of the area’s hidden treasures. St. Lucia is a spot which offers first-class amenities and nonstop sunshine, ideal for couples looking to relax and enjoy the occasional adventure.

Kauai, Hawaii

Adventure and romance are intertwined on the island of Kauai, Hawaii making it the ideal place for couples seeking both. For those seeking a place overflowing with beautiful vistas, uncorrupted beaches and fabulous landscapes need look no further than the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands.

Couples on a romantic venture will be amazed at the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” with its breathtaking canyon and awesome waterfalls. couple-407139__340.jpg

Zambia
This East African country has all the elements to make it a great destination for the romantic vacationer, even though it might not be the first place that comes to mind.

Fiji
Couples looking for good times in a super romantic setting need look no further than Fiji in the South Pacific. This Melanesian country is made up of more than 330 islands and filled with luxurious island resorts and spas.

Fiji has become a desirable couple’s destination due to its year-round warm weather conditions and romantic setting.

Patagonia

Everyone with a list of must-dos should trek through Patagonia, a mind -blowing, barely inhabited region split between by Chile and Argentina. It’s a romantic journey to what is effectively the end of the earth and a place which has long enticed travelers drawn with to the magic of its spell-binding terrains.

There is no place on the planet like Patagonia with its staggering glaciers, lush ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and spectacular fjords.

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