A River Cruise is a unique and tranquil way to explore the cities of Europe. The most popular river cruises are the Rhine, Danube, Rhone/Soane, Duoro, Elbe, Seine and Russia River Cruises. Cruises are generally a week long (some can be longer) and most include land excursions.
Another way to explore the rivers of Europe is with a "self-drive" option, where you can hire a boat and cruise at your own leisure, such as Le Boat or Nicols Barging.
Best time for River Cruises in Europe: Generally the summer months, but you can go as early as April and as late as October. Spring flooding can occur, or if is has been a dry winter, some of the rivers may be low.