River cruises in Europe | A new way to enjoy your holiday

Did you know that there is a vast network of lakes, rivers and canals suitable for navigation spread in Europe? You can visit them thanks to an alternative kind of tourism called river tourism! This particular kind will provide you with the opportunity to discover many places and the local culture from another point of view: that of the water.

France

Discover the different regions, each of which has a unique and unrepeatable. Discover the Canal du Midi in southern France that is the oldest one in Europe or the imposing Lot River. Whatever the region chosen it may be, you are sure to find good wine, good food, beautiful landscapes and many cultural sites.

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

Germany and Poland

These destinations are a veritable maze of rivers, streams and lakes of all sizes. A sailing holiday in these regions will prove to be a real treat for nature lovers as well as for those who seek this alternative way of exploring a destination!

Koblenz in Germany

Koblenz in Germany

Netherlands

The water in Netherlands is not only something beautiful, but its also a real modus vivendi, as this nation is literally born from the sea and the rivers that flow through it and the lush land. A cruise on these channels will give you the chance to see the windmills, enjoy the view of the tulip fields, get impressed by picturesque villages and finally, have another perspective on cosmopolitan cities.

View of Amsterdam on a boat

View of Amsterdam on a boat

Ireland and Scotland

The rivers of Europe are ideal for fishermen looking for persico fish, bream, pike and salmon particularly in Scotland and Ireland. Hire a dinghy in Ireland to reach the hidden corners of the river. As far as golfers are concerned, they will love the magnificent golf courses.

Portumna swing bridge in Ireland

Portumna swing bridge in Ireland

Belgium

Known for its delicious chocolates and for its truly unique gastronomy, the Flemish region of Belgium is rich in culture and natural beauty: well- known windmills, green meadows filled with flowers, long marshes, sandy beaches and beautiful cities famous for their architectural splendor. Traces of the past are seen everywhere in Flanders and during your cruise you can discover many castles.

River cruise photos by: ladybug0814, andywebgallery, barry griffith, david pratt, franco celant, alasdair massie

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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