Embarking on a cruise should be an experience that everyone can try at least once in their lifetime, there really isn’t another type of holiday like it.
Whether you are sailing down the Nile or taking in some of the stunning natural beauty of North America the fact remains that a cruise holiday gives you the opportunity to travel to several different countries, cities and even continents all in the space of the one trip away.
What about Danube Cruises though? No doubt most people will have heard of the Danube – it is, after all, the longest river in the whole of Western Europe – but why should you take a cruise down this route and what opportunities does it present?
Perhaps the main reason that so many people decide to choose the Danube for their cruise destination is the fact that it encompasses such a vast area and therefore incorporates so many culturally diverse and historically fascinating cities.
Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava all sit on the Dunube and with a River Cruise you have the chance of a lifetime to see all these amazing cities in the space of a few days.
In fact, a cruise is often a better option for those who perhaps prefer to go on city break holidays a few times a year; instead of only visiting the one city and having to carry luggage around and deal with airports if you want to travel to another location, a cruise can include several different places without even having to lift a finger in terms of traveling as the cruise ship will effortlessly take you along your route.
Danube Cruises can include both Natural and Cultural sights
A cruise on the Danube can include such a wide range of both cultural sights and the wonder of the nature as well. One day you could be sipping coffee in a cafe in Vienna and marveling at the architecture and hustle and bustle of such an important and historic city, while the next day you can witness beautiful surroundings of the natural landscape and famous Danube Bend.
These are not the only sights on the Danube and we have already mentioned how the length of the river itself very much works in its favour.
Budapest is another popular excursion route with its neoclassical cathedral and the chilling but fascinating House of Terror among some of the excursions that you can expect to see and visit on a trip to this part of the world.
It is hardly surprising that the Danube river and, more specifically, the cruises that go down this route is one of the most popular tourist destinations – not just in Europe – but in the whole world.
You do not even have to have one preference in terms of what you would like your holiday to be as the great diversity that these cruises offer is sure to appeal to everyone from those who just want to relax onboard the ship, to those who enjoy the splendor and beauty of the natural countryside and even to the holiday makers to prefer to see the cities and all the culture and history that they entail.