Great Rail Journeys has some fantastic European river cruises to offer holidaymakers in search of relaxation and cultural exploration. A river cruise on the Danube is one of the ultimate tours of this kind, in that it gives you the opportunity to visit up to four countries in one holiday. This could not be easier as the ship acts as your floating hotel so you do not need to keep packing your suitcase.
As well as sailing through Germany, Austria and Slovakia, docking at tremendous destinations like Vienna and Bratislava, you can continue these Danube river cruises into Hungary. Visit the capital, Budapest, which has a wealth of stunning Baroque, Art Nouveau and Neo-Classical architecture.
There you can enjoy a guided tour of the city sights, soak up some of its legendary café culture and perhaps pay a visit to Margaret Island, a 1.6 mile stretch of beautiful parkland situated in the middle of the Danube.
While sailing through Hungary on your river cruise of the Danube you might also visit the wine growing region of Hajos, the picturesque Puszta Plains with their abundance of flora and fauna and Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary.