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7 things you need to know about river cruising


7 things you need to know about river cruisingEurope has so many beautiful cities that it can often be hard for holidaymakers to choose the perfect spot to visit for a week or two. But who says that you have to stay in just one place?

River cruises are becoming more and more popular as people begin to realise just how much more they can offer than a standard holiday.

But what does a river cruise involve? Well, we’re glad you asked…

1. The cruise lasts from a week

The Uniworld Boutique River Cruises run from one week to 14 days. Whether you choose the romantic Rhine or the dashing Danube canals you can be as busy or as relaxed as you like. A full package of entertainment and excursions is laid on so you won’t have to lift a finger!

Venice River Cruise2. There is so much included

When you book your Uniworld Boutique River Cruise with Abbey Travel, you’ll have the choice of a number of excursions and a chance to visit some of the world’s most amazing heritage sites. On the Castles Along the Rhine river cruise for example, you’ll visit four countries and have a choice of over 11 excursions and the opportunity to visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For a longer cruise the 14 day European Serenade river cruise offers 23 excursions and visits to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

3. Spend a week in luxury

With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, you’ll be living in the lap of luxury. Enjoy the onboard entertainment (based around the local culture) with unlimited free beverages including fine wines or simply relax at your own personal French balcony overlooking the river.

Castles Along the Rhine4. Take the scenic route

Remember, the fun times aren’t just limited to the boat. You’ll be able to get out and about to see a new village every day as the boat docks each night. You’ll have tour guides to show you around and give you the best tips on what to do in the area. But don’t worry; these local experts will speak English and will be happy to design an itinerary that suits your needs.

5. Enjoy a variety of meals

All onboard meals are included in the price and are prepared freshly by a team of chefs to give you the highest quality food possible. If you find yourself wanting to try some of the local culture, you can always pop out to land for a night out to enjoy the local cuisine.

Enchanting Danube6. Without the sea, there’s no sea sickness

Because rivers move only in one direction, you won’t find yourself feeling the motion sickness that can affect some passengers on a sea cruise. And because you’re not at sea, you’ll be able to admire the view as you pass between villages. It’s a win-win!

7. Keep it casual

Because the attire is neither informal nor formal, you won’t have to sacrifice comfort for class. A smart casual dress code will leave you looking as good as you feel throughout your trip.

Booking your perfect river cruise with Abbey Travel

Do you feel like booking a river cruise yet? If so, why not give our River Cruise Expert Lisa Keating a call on 01 8047100 or or you can send us an enquiry here or check out our website for great deals. We are Ireland’s top travel experts, so you know you can count on us to sort you out with a great  value packages. Take a look through our great valueriver cruise packages online to get all the details you’ll need.


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