Here you will find the largest selection of ships

Here you will find the largest selection of ships

Cruises are booming – this also applies to rivers. For some of them vacationers have the choice between different offers. We give an overview of classics in Europe, Africa, America and Asia.

Volga – the longest river in Europe

The Volga, with more than 3500 kilometers, the longest river in Europe. The most popular cruise on the river leads from Moscow via Goritsy and Yaroslavl to Saint Petersburg or vice versa. A popular stop between the major cities is the island of Kizhi, whose numerous wooden churches are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Russia is one of the cheaper countries for a river cruise , offers are available at Dertour, the Russian specialists Orthodox, the shipping company Viking and Nicko Cruises, Plantours and Phoenix Travel, eleven days with flight costs from 1599 euros.

Danube – the river through ten countries

The second largest river in Europe flows through or touches ten countries – Germany , Austria , Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia , Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova and the Ukraine – so international is no other river.

Thanks to the many possible stops on the way, the Danube is the megaseller on the cruise market with tours of various duration, there are about 500 offers per year. For example, A-Rosa offers tours between three and 17 days. The longest tour leads over Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade to the Danube Delta, it costs from 3249 euros. ( a-rosa.de )

Rhine – the river overlooking castles

The Rhine rises in the Swiss canton of Graub√ľnden, flows through Lake Constance , western Germany on the border with France and the Netherlands, and flows into the North Sea near Rotterdam .

The most popular cruise section: the Rhine Valley with vineyards, castles, fortresses. Who starts in Basel stops, for example in Strasbourg and Cologne

Dertour offers an eight-day cruise on the Rhine from 1500 euros on, with 1-AVista travel also the dog on board (from / to Cologne via Koblenz and Boppard, seven days cost from 1094 euros).

Nile – the river of the pharaohs

In the past, the Nile was one of the most popular rivers for cruising . After the political upheavals in 2010 and terrorist attacks in Egypt , the visitors stayed away. Now the industry is slowly recovering – yet popular destinations like the Valley of the Kings are still far from attracting tourist crowds like they used to.

A cruise on the river is a highlight especially for jazz fans (New Orleans!) And Elvis admirers (Memphis!). From 2299 Euro Canusa offers a nine-day cruise from Memphis to New Orleans, of course on the paddle steamer, the largest in the world: the “American Queen”.

Mississippi – the much sung river

The Ol ‘Man River is more than 3700 kilometers long and flows near New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. The southern part, between New Orleans and Memphis, is the river of legends, blues, century-old oak trees, plantation houses, and Victorian mansions.

A cruise on the river is a highlight especially for jazz fans (New Orleans!) And Elvis admirers (Memphis!). From 2299 Euro Canusa offers a nine-day cruise from Memphis to New Orleans, of course on the paddle steamer, the largest in the world: the “American Queen”.

Amazon – the river richest in water

The richest river in the world passes through the north of Brazil. A cruise is especially recommended for nature lovers: In the middle of the rainforest, visitors may, with a bit of luck, observe the pink Amazon dolphins.

The organizer Lernidee offers an 18-day trip between Tabatinga and Manaus from 5500 Euro, of which 13 days are cruise on the Amazon . Between June and December, Phoenix Reisen offers 15-day tours on the “Amazon Clipper Premium”, from / to Manaus via Anavilhanas and Novo Airaov, with flights from 4599 euros. ( lernidee.de , phoenixreisen.com )

Yangtze – the longest river in China

The longest river in China and at 6300 kilometers the third longest in the world rises in Tibet. Of course, most of the ships commute on the 600-kilometer stretch between the megacity Chongqing and Yichang.

The highlight is the Three Gorges Dam, one of the largest but most controversial infrastructure projects. For this, five million people had to be relocated. It also goes past the Bellows Gorge, the Witches and Westberg Gorge with rapids and bizarre rock formations. Three-day tour from 390 euros. ( expenova.com )