Europe has an abundance of spectacular rivers that flow through the continent like veins carrying oxygen from the heart. Almost every country in this region can boast a famous river or two that weaves its way throught the main cities and towns; providing an appropriate road map for anyone wanting to explore these inland areas by boat.
The Seine winds its way from a commume near Dijon, through Paris, before emptying into the English Channel, whilst the Rhine travels the length of Germany, forming the border with both France and Switzerland at different points along the way.
Danube river cruises offer the chance to see more of Europe then any other river. This stretch of water touches a total of ten countries, more than any other river in the world, on its journey from Germany to the Black Sea. Along the way it enters into Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria; giving travellers a look into the history and culture of Europe as well as some amazing views of these and the other seven countries.
However, the longest river in europe is the Volga. This waterway covers a distance of nearly 2,300 miles through the eastern part of Russia and has no less than ten of its major cities within its drainage basin. The river has a strong place in Russian folklore and comprises part of the popular river cruise journey along the Russian waterways, between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
As well as the rivers mentioned, we also have many other European river cruises available. Why not ride down the romantic Rhone or make tracks along the marvellous Mosel? You can dedicate your trip to the delightful Douro or even dart through the dream-like Dutch and Belgian waterways. There are so many great way to see Europe with a Rivers of the World river cruise.