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.