You’ve worked hard to save up money, and you want to go to Europe. But you can’t do it all – how do you choose which countries to visit? How will you move between them?

Why not consider one of the luxury Danube river cruises to put all these stresses at ease?

The Danube stretches for nearly 3000km between the Black Forest of Germany and the Black Sea, via the UNESCO heritage-listed Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine. It houses islands, nature reserves, and hiking trails. It passes through, or touches the borders of, ten countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including four capital cities: Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia.

Danube River

That’s a lot of Europe, don’t you think? And you get to see it, all from the bow of your luxury cruise liner, champagne in hand. Life doesn’t get much better than that.

One company in particular, Scenic Tours, offers a range of cruises down the Danube, focusing on different countries, tastes, and budgets. Their most popular option, “Jewels of Europe”, features classical destinations, imperial cities and palaces, and medieval towns. From Amsterdam to Budapest, you’ll dock at different villages, take walking tours, taste wine, ride bicycles, watch concerts, and relax in spas.

Flexibility is yours: you tailor your own tour, while others take care of the stressful details.

Perhaps you don’t have as much time, or would prefer to focus on fewer countries to really absorb what they’re about? “Dutch Sights and Belgian Delights” is self-explanatory, and provides a rich experience of two countries in eight days. You’ll wander fields of tulips and windmills, learn about ancient Viking folklore and WWII, and sample lots, and lots, of chocolate. Who can say no to that?

The cost of your Scenic Tour includes just about everything imaginable, from your flights to meals, to guided activities to butler service. What’s more, they offer significant discounts for couples, and those who’ve taken one of their tours in the past.

Think: all the hassle of your holiday removed – all that’s left to do is relax, breathe in the sights and sensations of new cultures, and watch sunsets over rippling water.

The time to book a luxury tour of the Danube is now. You’ve got your savings, and a plan to cruise the wonders of Europe. Your friends will be envious. What’s there left to wait for? Click on the above link to find a detailed list of luxury cruises and prices (discounts, too!).

The jewels of Europe are waiting for you. Seize your next holiday with a drink in hand.

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