Europe’s rivers have been the continent’s economic and social lifeblood for thousands of years, winding through its nations and connecting bustling cities.
They are also a major source of revenue for the tourist industry, bringing in millions of dollars each year, especially from U.S. high-end tourists.
These rivers also provide a spectacular perspective on a European vacation. Tourists can explore Europe’s streets by day and glide past picturesque countryside by night.
The most popular rivers for Americans to cruise in Europe are the Danube, the Rhine, the Seine, the Duoro and the River Shannon, all of which offer special packages with on-land excursions included.