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5 Reasons to Choose a River Cruise for you next holiday 

River cruising is the perfect way to experience some of the most beautiful waterways of the world like never before. It’s intimate, relaxed and offers amazing discoveries day after day. From the Danube to the Douro, the Rhine to the Rhône; Europe’s beautiful waterways are waiting to be explored and enjoyed. 


There are so many great reasons to choose a river cruise, from experiencing several iconic cities in one journey, without the long coach trips, to all the added extras that come as standard. 


Here are The Travel Concept’s top 5 reasons to consider a river cruise for your next holiday: 


1.    All inclusive - from flights to excursions and gratuities

With selected river cruise lines, such as Emerald Waterways, everything you need is included in the price of your trip. From flights, transfers and on-board tips, to chef-prepared meals and complimentary drinks served with lunch and dinner.  Most include experiences, giving you the chance to explore the culture and highlights of your destinations.


2.    Dock in the heart of cities

River cruising is the perfect way to enjoy several city breaks on one holiday, and you only unpack once! With river cruising, you dock in the centre of a city and so have plenty of freedom. In each port, you can either join a guided walking tour straight from the ship to see the local landmarks and sights, or explore it on your own. . River cruises tend to dock in a new location each day, so there is always somewhere new to explore.


3.    No days at sea – no motion sickness

The serene, tranquil waterways mean there’s very little, if any, chance of seasickness during your time on-board 


4.    A room with an exceptional view 

As you traverse Europe’s waterways, there are unending beautiful sights to see, from quaint riverside villages to the Iron Gates or even the Eiffel Tower, all to be enjoyed from the Sun Deck of your river cruise ship - with a chilled glass of wine, if you fancy! 


5.    Intimate cruising  - less than 200 guests and unbeatable guest-to-staff ratio

A river cruise introduces the highlights of ocean cruising to the intimacy of Europe’s waterways. On river cruises, you’ll get to know your fellow guests much quicker. In the vast surroundings of ocean cruise liners, even seeing the same people twice would be quite the challenge. Meet like-minded folks in a relaxed, intimate environment.


With the Continent’s waterways flowing through stunning scenery and beautiful cities you are absolutely spoiled for choice when selecting a river to navigate for you next wonderful getaway. Contact Tracy or Bianca at The Travel Concept  - your local river cruise travel specialists.

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