Cruise With Me In 2022:
Budapest To Amsterdam or Christmas Markets

Magnificent Europe On Crystal Mahler

The first trip takes us from Budapest to Amsterdam, July 6-20, 2022. We’ll cruise for 14 nights on Crystal Mahler on the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers. This is a wonderful way to experience the heartland of Europe. I’ve cruised this itinerary before, and I could have easily stayed on board to repeat it in the opposite direction. After all, what’s not to love about these gorgeous riverscapes and the cities and villages along three of Europe’s most storied rivers?


You can view the full itinerary on Crystal’s website, but return here for special pricing and to join our group. We’ll also enhance Crystal’s program with pre- and post-trip activities as well as special events and excursions along the way.


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Christmas Markets On The Rhine With Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

 

I know what you’re thinking. Hasn’t Oscar Wilde been long dead? Yes, the Irish poet passed away in Paris in 1900, but his spirit lives through the ship that carries his name for Riviera River Cruises. If you’re not familiar with the company, check out my post, Seven Ways That Riviera Seeks To Stand Out.

 

 

 

We’ll cruise roundtrip Cologne. You can view the full itinerary on Riviera’s website, but return here for special pricing and to join our group. We’ll also enhance Riviera’s program with pre- and post-trip activities as well as special events and excursions along the way.

 

 

 

Riviera is providing incentives for booking, including a limited selection of solo cabins with no single supplement and a complimentary drinks package for anyone who books and deposits up until the end of January 2022. 

 

If you are at all interested in this trip, please complete the form below.

SOLD OUT: Barging On The French Canals

Choose From Three Trips In 2022

Alluring Alsace

April 8-14, 2022. Barge the Canal de la Marne au Rhin through the heart of Alsace and Moselle. Highlights include The Hop Trail, the Haut Barr and Lutzelbourg castle, the Chagall trail and Strasbourg.
Alsace

Bountiful Burgundy

April 16-22, 2022. From Dijon to Besançon, we'll travel between Burgundy and the Doubs valley. Highlights include the Saline Royale of Arc-et-Senans, Dole and the charming city of Saint-Jean-de-Losne, first river port of France and home to the Musée de la Batellerie, recounting the history of navigation on inland waterways.
Burgundy

Alsace With David Wilcox

June 4-10, 2022. The same itinerary as Alluring Alsace with talented singer/songwriter David Wilcox. “Fueled by brilliantly articulate guitar, an honestly pretty baritone, and deft lyrics, he combines the best of both pop and modern folk aesthetics.” - Boston Globe
David Wilcox
 

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2020 Barge Cruises

There are river cruises, then there are barge cruises. The two are worlds apart, or at least waterways apart. River cruises take place on Europe’s major waterways on vessels that typically carry from 100 to 200 guests. By contrast, barge cruises operate on small canals (you could skip a stone across many of them) and typically carry no more than two dozen guests. To say that the experiences are similar would be quite a stretch. Sure, they both operate on water, but they are markedly different modes of transport. How so? In this post, we’ll take a look at 10 reasons to choose a barge cruise.

Hoping to see you on a river - or canal - soon.