There are many ways to see Europe, but you could make a solid argument that the view from the water is the very best.
River cruising here is partly an exercise in time travel: Roman ruins, hilltop castles, the essentially untouched medieval cores of towns and villages. The rhythm of a rivership tuned to the lazy current promises a slower-paced, more immersive journey into the heart of European landscapes.
Ah, but which European landscapes? The many options can be overwhelming. To help you sort these rivers, we’ve pulled together some of the choicest ones and highlighted their most notable attributes. You can’t really go wrong, but depending on what you’re most interested in seeing or doing, some may recommend themselves over others.