Even if you have carefully selected your favorite destinations, it is often difficult to choose between them when planning a luxury vacation. For many, a long flight surely justifies stopping in on more than one place? I have tried holidays where I have linked a number of destinations with arduous taxi and train journeys in order to make the most of a particular holiday. But the packing and unpacking and checking in and checking out is a headache, and I have ended up returning home more exhausted than when I left!
The answer is simple – an AmaWaterways 5 star river cruise, where the hotel floats you between wonderful locations hassle-free. Other advantages are the all-inclusive nature of these stays and the fact that the ship cruises and docks right in the center of town. This means you can stroll to most of the sights and there are no dreadful queues when you want to get on and off the ship.
So what are the destinations? European river cruises appeal to me as there is so much history to discover. The AmaWaterways ‘Tulip Cruise’ enables you to experience the historic city of Amsterdam, with waterfront cafes, numerous impressive art museums, and of course a tour of Anne Frank’s house (a must if you haven’t been there). You can then relax and wind your way along the picturesque canals, as the surrounding fields turn red, yellow and blue with carpets of tulips. Take in Volendam, Edam for cheese, Arnhem Bridge & Arnhem Airborne Museum, Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Bruges as well as the Kinderdijk windmills and the pretty Keukenhof Gardens.
All these must-do trips come in one neat cruise package. If you prefer to start in Prague, the ‘Romantic Danube’ cruise includes Prague and Budapest and then winds through Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. If you prefer Paris and French wines, try the ‘Taste of Bordeaux‘ cruise. Discover stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River. This cruise also includes tastings of some of the region’s most distinguished wines. The list of tempting choices goes on with AmaWaterways river cruises, also available in Cambodia and Africa.
Bottom line, these cruises mean you don’t have to choose between your favorite cities or even countries. Why limit yourself when you can do them all in luxury with AmaWaterways?
Of course, one could argue that taking an AmaWaterways cruise is not about the destinations at all. It is more about waking to the German bells tolling in the morning and falling asleep to a quiet evening in Vienna after a night of Opera. It is about fine dining in a restaurant with ever-changing views. It is about sitting on your balcony with a glass of wine with a different vista each evening. It is about the journey, not just the destination.
If a luxury river cruise tickles your travel buds, take a look at AmaWaterways to choose your ideal itinerary.
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