You can experience both while enjoying your river cruise!
Imagine having the option of exploring Europe’s amazing sights like the locals do.
There is an entire fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, so you can experience biking in the fresh air alongside enchanting riverside pathways and city centers. These unique, active excursion options are included in your cruise fare so that you have more choices when it comes to how you prefer to explore.
On a river cruise, you don’t just pass through a destination — you experience it. Each itinerary is crafted with a paramount goal: connecting you to the essence of life in each place you visit. During our excursions while river cruising, the cruise lines always made it a point to place their guests in small groups. This helped facilitate access to sights and landmarks, a more intimate setting, and more encounters with the locals. They were led by a local, English-speaking guide knowledgeable in the culture and history of the places we visited.
The cruise line offered all guests the option to choose their pace: In many cases, you’ll have a choice of gentle, regular, and active tour paces. There are even some options for late risers.
Whether you feel like joining an exclusive guided bike tour or want to discover on your own, there are many ways for you to explore on two wheels during your river cruise.
Here are a few examples:
- Bike along the beautiful Danube River between Dürnstein and Melk in Austria’s Wachau Valley
- Tour Cologne’s Old Town and Cathedral along the Rhine River in Germany
- See the medieval city of Rouen in France’s historic Normandy region, near the Seine River
- Go on a guided bike ride through Vienna, Austria, and cycle past the city’s imperial treasures
The river cruise lines understand that not all cruisers have the same travel style. They have developed a menu of included shore excursions in every port of call to accommodate every kind of traveler and allow you to personalize your experience. There is a choice of shore excursions to fit everyone.
In many destinations, you’ll be free to choose from one of several options — all of which are included in your cruise fare. There’s always a city tour designed to show you all the renowned highlights and landmarks in grand capitals and charming villages.
Is it your first time in Lyon, France? Imagine an unforgettable exploration of the major sights led by a local, English-speaking guide well versed in history and culture. Have you already been to Nuremberg, Germany? Instead of taking the city tour, indulge in a bratwurst and beer tasting on one of the Special Interest Tours, designed to place you amid local life. Are you looking for something more active? See the beautiful scenery of Austria’s Wachau Valley with a guided bike tour along the Danube River. The choice is yours.
Tillie and Joe James
Tillie James Travel LLC
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