The Hottest Way To Travel Europe Is Along Its Rivers

By Rebecca O'Malley July 8, 2019

Presented in partnership with Cruiseco. 

If you follow the Danube from its source to its mouth, you travel from the Black Sea to Bavaria in the south of Germany. You’ll pass through Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria before arriving in Germany. From there, you can travel north on the Rhine, up to the North Sea through Germany and the Netherlands. 

If you’re hankering for a European holiday, consider travelling along the rivers of Europes. European cities were built on rivers, as they allowed communities to sustainably fish for food and resources and transport goods between towns. 

You can cruise along the Danube and tick off major capital cities, including Budapest, Belgrade and Vienna. The Rhine passes through Cologne, too. 

Cologne, Germany on the River Rhine

You can stop off at all the major ports and explore without having to worry about checking in, unpacking and repacking your bags, finding your hotel… it’s a hassle free holiday. 

Plus, you’ll wake up to spectacular views as you meander through towns, cities and historic landmarks. 

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