Experienced travelers agree that a European river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to explore the continent's most fascinating castles, cathedrals and picturesque villages. On one of Virgin Vacations' all-inclusive river cruises, you'll travel along the famous rivers of Europe like the Rhine, Danube and Volga and discover fascinating history and authentic experiences with comprehensive sightseeing, plus your own explorations. Think of this as your own personal journey of discovery through Europe.
Virgin's river cruise vacations offer an unparalleled level of convenience. Ships often dock right in the heart of town, mere steps away from the must-see sites - charming squares, magnificent cathedrals and bustling market places. You'll never wait in long lines to get on or off the ship; you'll never tender into port; and you'll never experience rough water or motion sickness - only smooth and peaceful sailing throughout your journey. So what are we waiting for, let's unpack and unwind and step aboard for one of Virgin Vacations' European river cruise experiences:
Danube River Cruises
Virgin Vacations' Danube cruises range from 9 to 16 days and showcase all that this region has to offer. On a cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg or Budapest to Passau, guests encounter quaint villages and grand cities. Experience Vienna's imperial architecture, vibrant classical music and gracious culture, and tour riverside towns in Austria's Wachau Valley.
And in Germany, explore a baroque cathedral and stroll cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses. Visit charming Regensburg, where you'll find one of the most well-preserved cities in Germany. Also enjoy a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe.
Rhine River Cruises
Virgin Vacations' Rhine River cruises ensure you enjoy both the relaxation of cruising life and the opportunity to explore some of the most impressive and fascinating destinations in Europe. In addition to touring the cities of Amsterdam and Basel at either ends of your Rhine River cruise, you'll visit the German cities of Dusseldorf, Cologne, Speyer and more.
On Virgin's 11-day Rhine and Maine River Cruise, the vacation begins with a two-night stay in beautiful Prague. Stroll the Old Town and Charles Bridge and tour St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George Basilica before setting sail for Nuremberg, Rudesheim, Cologne and Amerstedam.
Take a Spectacular River Cruise Vacation in Russia
The Volga and Svir rivers from Moscow to St. Petersburg can reveal deep insights into the Russian life and character. One grand view after another is yours around each bend in the river. In St. Petersburg, tour the famous Hermitage and Winter Palace, home to one of the most magnificent art collections in the world. Virgin's Russian river cruises also visit off-the-beaten path destinations, such as the island of Kizhi, which is home to one of the most impressive wooden churches ever constructed.
Virgin Vacations' Russian river cruises also ensure plenty of time to explore Russia's capital city, Moscow. Tour the Kremlin, see the former headquarters of the KGB, and experience Red Square, one of the most famous city squares in the world.
Check Virgin Vacations' superb selection of European river cruises and start planning your next dream vacation. As part of your all-inclusive package, enjoy affordable roundtrip airfare, meals, evening entertainment and the best shore excursions. Experience Europe's greatest riverfront cities from a stunning vantage point - it's an incredible travel deal that can't be beat!