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Best River Cruises According to Season

Find the best river cruises in Europe according to season with the help of

avalon river cruisesPerhaps you’ve dreamed about taking a luxury river cruise through some of the most romantic and notable regions of Europe, but are trying to decide what time of year is ideal. Truth be told, river cruising is a memorable and breathtaking experience any time of the year, but each season holds it own special beauty and unique activities. Now with our handy guide, you can find the best river cruises according to your favorite time of year. Whether you adore a chill in the air and snowfall from the heavens, or are hoping to catch some sun and enjoy walking tours in summer, there is a river cruise just waiting for you.

So what are the best river cruises of winter, spring, summer and fall? Let’s take a closer look at which season speaks to your heart:

  • Spring – There is no better time than the present to plan a Spring river cruise in Europe. One of the most beloved river cruises during this time of the year travels to the Netherlands. The country is famous for their magnificent and opulent gardens, and their abundance of tulips. Millions flock to the famous Keukenhof to witness their world-renowned gardens. Keukenhof is known as the largest flower exhibition in the world and visitors can experience over 7 million Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils during Spring. Consider Avalon Waterways and Viking River Cruises if a flower-filled Springtime luxury river cruise calls out to you.
  • Summer – Summer river cruises in Europe are ideal for anyone with a love for the sun, and who prefers to explore and engage in walking tours, etc. in a warmer climate. The Danube River is an enchanting choice and can transport you to exotic locales such as Vienna, Budapest, Linz, Prague and more. Witness breathtaking medieval architecture and famed structures that reflect off the glass-like Danube River, and explore some of the most historical cities in the world!
  • fall cruise dealsFall – Imagine cruising down the romantic Rhine River, witnessing countless quaint villages, fortresses and dramatic castles, with your backdrop an array of autumn colored trees. Fall in this region means it is time for the Rhine in Flames Festival. On five incredible nights, the Rhine River glows in firelight as magical firework displays erupt and paint the River and its surrounding beauty in shimmering lights. Be sure to catch one of the two Festival nights coming this September! Sure to be one of the best river cruises for creating memories of a lifetime.
  • Winter – Thousands of people wait specifically until winter to take some of the most famous river cruises in Europe as this time of year means one thing – Christmas Markets. Rather than shopping at malls, Christmas Markets are the custom in Europe, as squares and streets are literally taken over by artisans selling just about everything you’ve ever wanted. Think handcrafted goods, embroidery, trinkets, and delicious fare popular in the area,. Add in some festive holiday lights, a light dusting of snow, and a warm cup of hot cocoa and you may just have the most memorable river cruise of your life!

No matter which season you deem your favorite, a memorable and breathtaking luxury river cruise is waiting for you. Having a difficult time choosing between seasons? Speak to one of our experts today at by calling calling 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784). Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use! Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour!


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