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Breathe in the culture and cuisine of the old continent on a European cruise with Adventure Life. Explore villages, cities, and landscapes from the unique vantage of a European river cruise down the DanubeRhine, RhoneSeine, or the Douro as you tour classic European cities like Amsterdam, Budapest, Prague, Paris, Lisbon, and Vienna. Experience the holidays in the old world on a spectacular Christmas River cruise. Discover the Mediterranean on a small boat cruise along the shores of CroatiaGreece, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain. Or set sail further north to the British Isles and into the Arctic regions of Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland, and even to the North Pole on an Arctic expedition cruise of a lifetime. Wherever your destination, Adventure Life's European cruise experts are here to help you craft the perfect trip to Europe.
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10 Best Tours of Europe for2023-2024

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Classic Italy$693810Nov 27, 2022Explore Italy's rich culture, history, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and gourmet countryside on this 10-day classic Italian vacation. From Venice to …
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Best of Iceland$22478Nov 27, 2022Explore the best of Iceland on this exciting 7-day tour starting and ending in Reykjavik. Beautiful glaciers reach across the landscape as you visit …
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Discover Iceland$20278Nov 27, 2022Explore the best of Iceland on this 8-day tour, covering Reykjavik and the highlights along the famed Ring Road. Visit the Golden Triangle, witness …
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Mount Blanc Hiking Adventure$851810Nov 27, 2022On this 10-day tour, hike through the stunning Mont Blanc mountain range between Italy and France to see the panoramic vistas, beautiful mountain …
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Croatian Rhapsody$18169Mar 17, 2023Experience the different amazing places in Croatia and fall in love with the charm of Mediterranean on this 9-day Croatian Rhapsody
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Turin, Langhe, and Cinque Terre$648710Nov 27, 2022On a 10-day Italian tour, discover the historic city of Turin, home to some of the country's most important art and architecture. Explore the …
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Iceland Trek | Landmannalaugar to þórsmörk$22908Jun 1, 2023Trek the Laugavegar Trail from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork on this 8-day hut-to-hut trekking tour in Iceland. This remarkable landscape has caused …
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Dolomites Hiking Adventure$637910Nov 27, 2022On this 10-day tour, hike through the stunning Dolomites mountain range in Italy to see the panoramic vistas, beautiful mountain huts, and serene …
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Venice Extension$27234Nov 27, 2022On this 4-day tour, cruise down the Grand Canal of Venice and spend some time on the most famous Venetian lagoon islands, Mazzorbo and Burano. Stay …
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Lake Como, Milan, and Amalfi$688510Nov 27, 2022This 10-day classic Italian tour explores Italy's rich culture, history, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and stunning Mediterranean coast. From Lake …
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Top 8 European River Cruise Destinations for 2023-2024

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Classic Cruise - Holland to Belgium$95547May 14, 2023Board an exciting 7-day cultural cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile as it cruises from Holland crossing the border to Belgium to explore the world …
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European Classic Cruise - Ireland$48507Apr 16, 2023Discover the scenery and historic structures throughout Ireland on this 7-day cruise aboard Shannon Princess. Take a relaxing cruise along the …
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European Classic Cruise - Scotland$52507Apr 2, 2023Discover the beauty of Scotland on a 7-day getaway cruise aboard the cozy barge hotel Scottish Highlander. Explore the mystical waterways of Scotland …
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European Canal Cruises$53507Jun 25, 2023Embark the Nymphea on a 7-day cruise along Loire Valley in Central France. Explore the magnificent chateaus in the region and learn more about French …
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Venice and Mantua Cruise$45507Mar 26, 2023Departing from Venice aboard the intimate ship La Bella Vita, enjoy a 7-day cruise of Italy, stopping in Pellestrina, Chioggia, the Renaissance city …
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Get Away From It All: Saone-et-Loire to the Cote d'Or$35167Apr 20, 2023Join us for a unique 7-day journey along the Burgundy canal to discover cities with distinctive charm, roundtrip from Dijon aboard MS Danièle.
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Top 10 Small Ship European Cruises for 2023-2024

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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears$1149514May 18, 2023This two-week Arctic cruise aboard the brand new expedition vessel Ultramarine, equipped with 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, luxurious onboard amenities …
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam$467912Dec 23, 2022After spending two nights in both Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland, board the MS Amaprima on an exclusive 7-day Rhine River cruise through the …
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Early Summer Mediterranean Style$57558May 7, 2023Explore the spectacular Italian Riviera on this 8-day cruise aboard the glamorous Sea Cloud II. Starting in the charming city of Italy visit …
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Mediterranean: Civitavecchia to Valletta$71159May 22, 2023Explore Mediterranean hot spots on this incredible 8-day Sea Cloud II adventure. Beginning in Rome, this cruise visits the islands of Capri, Amalfi, …
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Corsica & Sardinia$1695012May 3, 2023Each 12-day roundtrip cruise of the Mediterranean from Naples aboard Sea Cloud is crafted to offer the authentic experience of sailing a true …
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Majestic Norwegian Fjords$1602512Aug 31, 2023From Tromso to Copenhagen, this epic 12-day cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse explores the Lofoten Islands and Norwegian fjords, where you will see …
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Delightful Douro$46208Apr 21, 2023From windswept seaside meanderings in Porto to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this 8-day Douro River cruise aboard Scenic Azure will let …
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Classic Cruise - Holland to Belgium$95547May 14, 2023Board an exciting 7-day cultural cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile as it cruises from Holland crossing the border to Belgium to explore the world …
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard$799510May 30, 2023This exciting 10-day Arctic cruise of the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen aboard the sleek new vessel Ultramarine, travels from Helsinki, …
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The Best of Croatia$48808Jun 8, 2023From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day cruise aboard the luxurious Le Lyrial. Explore the wild beauty and …
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10 Best Mediterranean Cruises for 2023-2024

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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$307012Sep 2, 2023Discover the stunning Adriatic landscapes of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy on this fabulous 12-day Mediterranean sailing adventure aboard the Royal …
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples$1695011May 24, 2023Beginning in the enchanting Croatian city of Dubrovnik, sail across the Adriatic on an 11-day Mediterranean small ship cruise on the alluring Sea …
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Southern Cyclades$18908Jun 17, 2023Experience the traditional charm of the Southern Cyclades Islands on this 8-day Mediterranean sailing cruise aboard the luxurious Star Flyer. …
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Mediterranean: Civitavecchia to Valletta$71159May 22, 2023Explore Mediterranean hot spots on this incredible 8-day Sea Cloud II adventure. Beginning in Rome, this cruise visits the islands of Capri, Amalfi, …
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Corsica & Sardinia$1695012May 3, 2023Each 12-day roundtrip cruise of the Mediterranean from Naples aboard Sea Cloud is crafted to offer the authentic experience of sailing a true …
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Amalfi & Sicily$20408Jun 3, 2023Join the Royal Clipper on this spectacular 8-day Mediterranean tall ship sailing tour. Admire the region's old architecture and magnificent scenery …
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$307012Aug 1, 2023Explore the Eastern Mediterranean on this 12-day cruise aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. This round-trip cruise departs from Rome, …
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Early Summer Mediterranean Style$57558May 7, 2023Explore the spectacular Italian Riviera on this 8-day cruise aboard the glamorous Sea Cloud II. Starting in the charming city of Italy visit …
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$278011Jul 8, 2023The Royal Clipper sails across the breathtaking Adriatic landscapes of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy for an unforgettable 11-day voyage. Visit the …
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Spain & Morocco$15306May 8, 2023Explore Spain and Morocco on this incredible 6-day cruise aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. Experience the dazzling mix of cultures that …
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The Best of Europe
No matter which part of Europe you want to visit, Adventure Life is ready to help plan your dream vacation with some of the best cruises and expeditions out there. 
The Arctic: Get ready to explore the frigid North in style as you set out through these icy waters to see the fjords of Iceland, Greenland, and the legendary Northeast Passage across the northern coast of Russia, where Aurora Borealis can be seen.

Scandinavia: Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark comprise this northerly region of Europe, where Arctic wildlife like polar bears, seals, and whales swim in these remote waters.

The British Isles: Take a walk into Europe's medieval past as you explore the hauntingly beautiful castles that dot the rolling hills and highlands of Scotland & England; stroll along the quiet beaches of Wales; Get a taste for authentic Gaelic culture in Belfast, Northern Ireland; or experience the "luck of the Irish" in the green pastures of Ireland itself.

Western Europe: Breathe in the fresh Paris air as you tour this enchanting French city, or see the harrowing beaches of Normandy and the French Riviera at Nice. In Germany, the Rhine River will take you through the towns of yore, adorned by ornate castles & impressive cathedrals. A tour of the Iberian Peninsula will acquaint you with the world-renowned art and architecture that characterizes Spain & Portugal.

Eastern Europe: For half of the 20th century, a wall hid these bewitching countries from the Western world, but now you can experience all Eastern Europe has to offer as you explore the unique cultures that surround the Black Sea, like Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovakia, the Ukraine, and other hidden gems of this part of Europe. The melodies of the Danube River will delight you as you navigate deeper into the heart of Europe's lesser known sites & attractions.

The Mediterranean: This expansive sea borders the southern coasts of Europe and the northern tip of Africa and is known for its temperate climate, delicious food, and excellent beaches. Visit the heart of the ancient Roman empire as you explore Italy, or see the ruins of the myth-ridden Greek empire as you cruise the Greek Isles. From Sicily to the Dalmatian Coast, a Mediterranean cruise is a mix of pure relaxation, fascinating archaeological sites, and some of the best cuisine you'll ever taste.

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Amazing Barge Cruising Destinations in Europe

Cruising the canals of Europe is a relaxing way to enjoy the company of friends and family. Here are some of the hot spots:

France is widely considered the crème de la crème of barge cruising with the best-established barging culture where you can explore the canals and waterways of: Canal du Midi in the South of France, the Alsace-Lorraine region sailing the Marne-Rhine Canal to Strasbourg, and the famous wine regions of  Burgundy and Champagne. Some barge cruises even arrive to Paris.

Scotland & Ireland -  Sail the length of Loch Ness on the lookout for Nessy or cruise Ireland's Shannon River in a barge.

Germany  - where you can explore the picturesque Moselle River on a barge

Netherlands and Belgium whose canals make excellent barge cruising territory.
 
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Amsterdam - The beginning of legendary cruises up the Rhine River, or explore the canals of Holland & Belgium.

Budapest - Is Hungary's capital on the Danube River known for its striking architecture & hot baths. 

Vienna - Home of legendary musicians whom leave their mark on Viennese culture to this day.

Frankfurt - Home to one of Europe's major airports, many fly into Frankfurt then cruise on the Rhine.

Porto - Portugal's namesake is at the mouth of the Douro River and famous for Port wine.

Paris - Sail northwest on the Seine River to Normandy, or fly into Paris to access the Rhone River, Bordeaux region, Loire Valley and Strasbourg - gateway to the Rhine.

Berlin - Is visited on cruise to the nearby and lesser known Elbe River, Berlin is an extension for many cruises to Prague, Amsterdam and The Baltic Sea.

Strasbourg - Is the crossroads of French and German cultures and starting or finishing point for many cruises on the Rhine River.

Basel - cruise the length of the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam.

What Types of European Cruises Exist?

River Cruises are quickly becoming the most popular way to explore Europe's ancient and historic interior. Along the Rhine, you'll visit the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and France. The beautiful blue Danube takes you through the countries of Central and even Eastern Europe. The Seine & Rhone Rivers highlight the best that France has to offer. And the Douro takes you along one of the Iberian Peninsula's main arteries through Spain and Portugal.

Mediterranean cruise - aboard a classic sailing schooner or a luxurious yacht - makes for a great way to relax among the sun-kissed isles of the Cyclades, explore the ruins of Greece, visit Croatia, or see all that Italy, Monaco, and Mediterranean France have to offer. 

Baltic Sea cruises - explore the mysterious Baltic Sea with a cruise that visits fascinating countries and historical sites along the way. From Germany to the United Kingdom, and from Estonia to Russia, there are several itineraries that encompass this little-known waterway. With stops in Denmark, Svalbard, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, and more, consider a cruise that plunges into the frigid north.

Arctic Expedition Cruise - visiting the northern tip of Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and even the Arctic fjords of Svalbard (Spitsbergen). Several of these cruises even cruise right across the Arctic Circle to the frigid waters of the Northwest Passage and the Baffin Bay on north continental Canada.
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