If you are fed up of the usual ocean liner cruise, then take a look at the European river boat cruises that are available. These trips got to most European destinations that you can think of and give a great insight into the traditions and cultures of some of the greatest places on Earth.
The river boats are normally smaller than cruise ships and only accommodate a maximum of 200 passengers. This gives it a cosy feel and is a great way to make some new friends on your trip. Whereas a liner cannot negotiate canals and rivers, a river boat can take you into unexplored territories to sample day-to-day life in many interesting locations.
European river boat cruises still give a high standard of luxury and the service you receive is top notch. The accommodation is comfortable and has all the mod cons you would anticipate. Many cabins have French windows or balconies so that you can really appreciate that passing view. The pace is slow and you can marvel at some rugged, beautiful and historic landscapes.
As well as comfortable lodgings, there are many facilities on board to keep you occupied when not looking out over the landscape. Many river boats have hair salons, spas, gymnasiums and fitness centers to make use of.
As well as some rural areas with interesting landmarks and architecture, the river boat can access many large cities where you can disembark to take in the major tourist spots. European river boat cruises offer passengers the chance to simply relax on the boat or take to the shore to indulge in sightseeing or shopping.
Russian river cruises are a popular option and present the passenger with some stunning views, spectacular art and historical buildings. The majority of Russian river cruises take passengers to the likes of St. Petersburg, Moscow and Rostov-on-don as well as some more unfamiliar destinations.
Whether you wish to book Russian river cruises or any other European river boat cruises that take your fancy, you will be able to do so over the phone or on the internet. Many cruise operators have detailed itineraries and booking forms available to view on their websites. Remember to let the company know if you have any specific needs regarding mobility or diet.
European river boat cruises have a lot to offer and are an amazing amount of fun. You can investigate places that you would never have ordinarily visited and soak up some culture and memories to take home.