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Breathe in the culture and cuisine of the old continent on a cruise of Europe with Adventure Life. Explore Europe from the unique vantage of a luxurious river cruise down legendary European rivers such as the DanubeRhine, Siene or the Douro as you tour classic European cities like Amsterdam, Budapest, Prague, Paris, Lisbon and Vienna. 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 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 hand craft the perfect trip to Europe for your precise interests, budget and schedule.

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Enticing Douro (Wine Themed)$387911RelaxedThis 11-day Portugal cruise of the Douro River aboard the MS Amavida is book-ended by several days in modern Lisbon and traditional Porto, featuring stops in Regua, Sintra, Fatima, Pinhao, Vega Terron, and Barca d'Alva. Experience Belem Tower, a Gothic Monastery, a wine tasting & museum tour at Quinto de Sexio, and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.
Svalbard & Iceland Expedition$1025013RelaxedThis 13-day Arctic cruise aboard the Sea Cloud Expedition cruises the pristine Arctic, from Tromsø, Norway all the way to Reykjavik, Iceland, with daily opportunities to explore the Land of Fire and Ice from zodiacs and on wildlife, bird watching, and whale & polar bear spotting hikes across the glaciers & icebergs of Svalbard.
Lands of Fire and Ice$1180013RelaxedFrom Lonyearbyen to the beaches of Kristiansund, this 13-day Arctic cruise aboard the Silver Cloud Expedition offers opportunities to see the red Devonian sandstone mountains at Liefdefjorden, visit Geirangerfjord, and witness the Hanging Gardens, a beautiful plant oasis underneath a bird cliff. You'll also hike the renowned 14th of July Glacier.
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast$1565016RelaxedFlying from Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard you'll board the luxurious National Geographic Explorer for a 16-day cruise of the archipelago's glaciers, where polar bears and caribou roam freely. Then sail on to Iceland and Greenland's fascinating Viking sites & encounter extraordinary wildlife as you hike across the glaciers. 
Expedition Svalbard$815010RelaxedJoin the Silver Cloud on a magnificent 10-day sailing expedition exploring Svalbard, a beautiful territory full of life and color. Admire the exotic wildlife and breathtaking landscapes this desired destination has to offer while you discover the wonders of the Arctic.
The Best of Spitsbergen$94208RelaxedDiscover the natural colors of the polar region on this 8-day cruise aboard the intimate and luxurious Le Boreal. Sail in the world’s most spellbinding waters, between icebergs, ice caps, and the sea ice. Explore the Svalbard Archipelago by daily hiking and Zodiac cruising excursions in the company of experienced naturalist guides.
Norway Fjords & Spitsbergen$900011RelaxedExperience Norway and the awe-inspiring Svalbard archipelago. Starting in Bergen and sailing across magical landscapes as you pass into the Arctic Circle, experience a unique feeling of having arrived at the end of the world as you reach Longyearbyen.
Icelandic Mosaic$62308RelaxedDiscover Iceland and the incredible wonders of the Arctic Circle on this unique 8-day cruise aboard Le Champlain. Board in Reykjavik, boasting numerous cultural treasures, particularly in the field of contemporary art. Experience extreme lands, a paradise for birdlife and enchanting landscapes.
The Icelandic Loop$57808RelaxedExperience this incredible voyage of discovery in Iceland and the Arctic Circle for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings. For 8 days, Le Boréal takes you to extreme lands and breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the place of all the superlatives.
Piraeus to Civitavecchia$689912RelaxedExplore the historical treasures of the Aegean Sea 12-day cruise aboard the SeaDream II. Begin in Piraeus, Greece and make your way around the Greek Islands of Spetses, Sifnos, Mykonos, & more, ending your journey in historical Civitavecchia, Italy. Hiking, swimming, & biking the archaeological sites are active ways to supplement your relaxation.

10 Best European River Cruises

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Colors of Provence - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amacello in Lyon, France for your week-long cruise through France's legendary wine regions, including Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy and Beaujolais. Enjoy wine tastings, ancient Roman ruins, and medieval villages on this European vacation. Vienne, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon, and Les Baux are all stops before arriving to Arles, France.
From the Saône to the Rhône$22998RelaxedThis unique 8-day round-trip cruise aboard the MS Camargue starts in Lyons, France and sails along the scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers. Discover the colorful landscapes of Provence, visiting towns like Macon, Avignon, & Viviers. Enjoy authentic French cuisine and culture on this romantic river cruise of the best of southern France.
The Valley of the Seine$15095RelaxedOn this 5-day river cruise, board the MS Seine Princess to explore the legendary attractions of Paris and head towards the coast at Honfleur. You'll visit a number of charming little villages that are typical of the region as you sail across the magnificent landscapes around Les Andelys, Rouen, and Duclair before heading back to Paris.
The Finest and Most Picturesque Ports of Call in the Seine Valley$16726RelaxedDiscover the charm of the Seine Valley on this 6-day voyage aboard the MS Renoir visiting Honfleur, the Normandy Beaches, Rouen and more. Departing from modern & marvelous Paris, you'll have chances to see the sites of Les Andelys and Duclair and the mix of modern buildings & society with the reflection of France's medieval past.
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$15825RelaxedCruise the Rhine River on this 5-day adventure aboard the MS Gerard Schmitter. From Strasbourg, France to Rudesheim, Germany and back, you'll see the Rock of Lorelei, visit a tourist train stop & wine tasting cellar, and see museums & neighborhoods like those of Heidelberg, Mainz, Koblenz, and Speyer.
The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue$14495RelaxedBoard the MS Camargue for this 5-day round-trip cruise from Lyons, France, as you discover the wild and unspoiled nature of the Camargue marshland and enjoy daily stops to visit riverside cities and villages like Arles, Avignon, Viviers and Tain L'hermitage.
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$13536RelaxedExplore northern Europe on this 6-day roundtrip cruise from Strasbourg, aboard the MS France. This unique river expedition sails through the romantic Rhine Valley to pass by the Rock of Lorelei. Along the way, enjoy daily landings in Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rudesheim and Speyer, where you'll tour museums, cruise down canals, and try the local flavors.
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$15566RelaxedFrom Strasbourg, the MS Monet will take you on this 6-day cruise of the Rhine Valley. You'll make stops in Koblenz, Rudesheim and Speyer. Along the way, tour the canals of Strasbourg, the mechanical music cabinet museum in Rüdesheim, Drosselgasse's numerous cafés and bars, and the Cistercian Monastery of Eberbach.
Two-River Cruise: The Romance of the Rhine and Moselle$13165RelaxedDiscover the Rhine Valley on this 5-day adventure aboard the MS La Boheme. City tours of historic Cochem, Mainz, Koblenz, and Trier show off the region's Roman cultural heritage and Baroque influence in a mix of ancient ruins and impressive architecture. You'll also visit Reichsburg & the Moselle Valley, and pass the Rock of Lorelei on the way.
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$14705RelaxedFrom Strasbourg, this exclusive 5-day cruise aboard MS La Boheme visits Koblenz (home of historic Stolzenfels Castle), Rüdesheim (where you can stroll the cobblestone Drosselgasse street), the vibrant city of Heidelberg, and the vineyards of the region, where you can sample the renowned wine. Gardens, castles, and quaint towns highlight the tour.

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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 arhaeological sites, and some of the best cuisine you'll ever taste.

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