Traveling the Waterways

River cruising in Europe
The Danube River

If you’ve longed to lazily float down a river and be captivated by towns, villages and cities located along the banks, then cruising the rivers may be just what you’ve been seeking. Imagine exploring a diverse region full of unique culture, authentic cuisines and world-changing history accessible from the comfort of your floating hotel.

River cruising offers a great way to see cities, towns and the fascinating countryside while gently moving over calm waters.  On a cruise, you only need to unpack once, and the destinations come to you.  Each day offers an included shore excursion, amazing regional food and the camaraderie of fellow travelers.

River cruises use larger rivers to travel from city to city along the water routes that have been traveled for centuries. They offer a wide range of itineraries and some even offer themed cruises as well.  At Encore Journeys, we carefully hand-pick the itinerary, cruise line and cruise offerings that best meets the type of trip you’ve been longing to experience.  Read more about River Cruising here.

Those travelers looking for the road less traveled or more intimate encounters with a region, will enjoy the experiences that luxury river barging offers.  Here, smaller ships explore smaller waterways and provide a more authentic experience to travelers.  Read more about Luxury River Barges here.