Become fully embraced in the culture and landscape of whatever country you visit.
Europe is ranked the highest among the continents most frequently visited by travelers. With so many fantastic countries to visit while there, it can be difficult to pick just one or two to prioritize during your trip. But what if we could tell you there’s an easy and comfortable way to experience multiple countries in a short period of time…with a river cruise.
The Danube River is the second largest river in Europe, running through 10 beautiful and unique countries. With Saga Travel you can go on an exciting Danube River Cruise, making journeying through Germany, Austria and Hungary (amongst others) a breeze. Read ahead for reasons why this effortless passage through cultures is a must.
1. Get to visit a UNESCO Heritage Site
Throughout the long stretch of the Danube, you’ll find multiple UNESCO Heritage Sites. The river itself is even one and is home to more than 5000 species of flora and fauna, animals and birds. Wherever you go you’ll either see breathtaking landscapes or stunning architecture, and you’ll never get bored with the view. You’ll see things that have deep, universal value to our planet and it doesn’t get much cooler than that.
2. There’s so much variety
Since the Danube crosses through so many different countries, there’s no shortage of aesthetic and cultural variety. Normally when you visit Europe, you’re fully embraced in the culture and landscape of whatever country you visit. It’s not until you hop on a plane, train or bus to that next country that you see a change. With a river cruise, you get to watch the landscape and architecture change with each passing day, all from the comfort of your suite.
3. There are so many extras to choose from
With many trips, when you pay for your hotel, not much else is included in the price. It’s completely different with a river cruise. You can choose from select excursions, cocktail parties, and even travel to and from the airport. There are many different options you can choose from.
4. There’s something for everyone
There are a variety of different river cruise options to choose from that no matter who you are or what your interests are, there’s sure to be something you’ll love. This also allows you to choose where you fly into and out of, so if there’s a country that you want to spend more time in, either before or after your cruise, it’s easy and accessible to do so.