The Danube runs through the very centre of the Europe, which makes it a convenient destination for anyone wanting to take a river cruise. Cruising on the river has been popular for many years and was particularly so before international air travel became accessible to the masses.
If you choose to take a holiday on the Danube you will easily see why cruising here is so popular. There is an enormous amount of beauty along the river and simply sitting back and admiring the ever-changing scenery is one of the best elements of a Danube cruise.
The ships that once sailed the river were simple craft, but today’s cruise vessels are luxurious and designed to cater to your every need. You will find that the modern cruise ships that ply the river have many of the amenities and conveniences you would expect to find in a five star hotel. This accommodation, dining and entertainment, is going to be wonderfully complementary to the beautiful scenery that the ships pass as they wend their way along the waterway.
Some of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe can be found on this river, including the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava and the capital of Hungary, Budapest. These are just two examples of cities on the river; in fact they can both be visited on the same day on a typical cruise itinerary. The two cities are just two of the many fantastic destinations that you will be able to visit on your tour of the Danube. The river starts deep in southern Germany, in the Black Forest and it flows east for over 1,000 miles until it eventually reaches the Black Sea.
The river’s length means that taking a cruise along its entirety can take some time; however, there is little doubt that it would certainly be one of the most rewarding cruises available. There are certain sections that are particularly popular with cruise operators and for good reason, but there is no real need for you to stick to the most popular route. There are plenty of options, so you are sure to be able to find one that is to your taste.
Some itineraries aim to cover a great distance, while others involve travelling a more leisurely pace. There are cruises that are designed to maximise the amount of time you can spend in interesting cities along the Danube, by travelling during the night. The great thing about cruising on the Danube is that there are so many options that you are easily going to be able to find something that suits your tastes, no matter what your preferences.
One of the best things about cruising on the Danube is that you are going to be able to see very different parts of Europe. Although these countries are very close together, they all have very different histories; the contrast between a city such as Vienna, in Austria and Belgrade, in Bosnia, is quite remarkable. This trip is aimed at providing you with a whole host of amazing sights in a very short period of time.
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