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Top Trip Memories
  • Seeing the fairy-tale castles and medieval villages on Danube River cruise.
  • Walking through the cobblestone streets of Baroque town.
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling in Eilat, Red Sea
  • Sailing across Aegean and Adriatic Sea and stopping to visit ruins of Olympia, Greece and Albania’s historic city of Butrint.
  • River rafting down Colorado River
  • Taking an expedition cruise to Antarctic Peninsula and on the way stopping to see South Shetland Islands and Bransfield Strait.
  • Sightseeing Albatross, Prions and Whales.
  • Cruising through Moselle and Rhine rivers, which is the heart of the scenic German wine country.
  • Taking a boat tour in Ganges River where you get to see the temples and Hindu’s performing the bathing ritual.
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Tour Tips
  • A river or small ship cruise is a great way to see the world but if you get seasick, prepare accordingly. Some companies will have remedies available, but not all, so be sure to check with the cruise line about your desired tour. Also ask about the route and whether you should expect rough water.
  • Adhere to advisories about what to bring, especially when it comes to clothing. Out on the water, weather will be different than on shore, and nights will often be colder than expected.
  • Take advanage of the offered shore excursions! In most cases, these are extra cost, but they are well worth it. Especially because often you usually only have a few hours or half a day at each port. The excursions will give you a fuller experience, and can take you a greater distance from port than if you decide to explore on your own.
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Rivers & Seas Travel Reviews & Ratings
4.7 out of 5

96%

recommend

255 Reviews

Excellent 205 Great 41 Average 3 Disappointing 1 Terrible 5

Rating Details

Value
4.7 Guide
4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
4.7 Meals
4.7
Tour Reviews

Amazing Vietnam 16 days

Amazing Vietnam 16 days

5.0 June 2017 Insight Asia Travel Recommend: Yes It's a great value vacations. A multi day adventure tour! Excellent tour guides and services. The food was wonderful. We enjoyed very much. Just loved it and can't wait for our next visit to such a beautiful country. Read more

The Galapagos cruise was incredible

Classic Galapagos: Cruising Darwin’s Enchanted Islands

5.0 May 2017 Myths and Mountains Recommend: Yes The Galapagos cruise was incredible. We loved our room with a balcony on the Legend. It was thrilling to be able to observe the wild life so closely! Our naturalist guide was terrific and we loved our experience on the ship.
It was magical to see the stars of the southern hemisphere and northern hemisphere at the same time!
Allie was incredibly helpful. Her knowledge and work ethic are top notch.
All the guides were great! Very knowledgeable - Fernando in Quito, and the lovely lady in Guayaquil.
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Sail in Greece exceeded my expectations

Sail in Greece Adventures Company Reviews

5.0 March 2017 Sail in Greece Recommend: Yes BEST week of my life. Kostas was a legend, best tour guide ever and knowledgeable. We were on board Alexia, clean and huge deck. Minas was an amazing cook and friendly. Sail in Greece exceeded my expectations Read more

Well organized, Highly recommend it !

Sail in Greece Adventures Company Reviews

5.0 March 2017 Sail in Greece Recommend: Yes If you are thinking to join Sail in Greece just do it! Affordable and best way to explore the Greek islands. When we arrive we checked in on our cabin and that was it. No stress again for our bags, HERA was luxury and i believe one of the best boats i have sailed with. Well organized and flexible at the same time. Days that we wanted to do our own thing there was time for that also and the pub crawls were epic! Highly recommend it ! Read more

Overall an amazing experience!

Sail in Greece Adventures Company Reviews

5.0 February 2017 Sail in Greece Recommend: Yes It was such an amazing experience for Sail in Greece! Loved all the towns/ islands we visited and we were very well taken care of by the crew members!! The sail yacht were in very nice! Though I wish we told certain information a bit earlier such as changes of plans/ info about the place etc. But overall an amazing experience! Read more
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Rivers & Seas Trips & Tour Advice

The world's rivers and seas have become prime cruising destinations, especially over the past decade, as travelers increasingly discover the benefits of small-ship and river cruises. Small ships and river ships are far more intimate than ocean-going mega-liners, sightseeing is at closer distances, port stops are generally more frequent, and smaller ports unavailable to big ships can be added to itineraries. While Europe remains the epicenter of river cruising, Asia, North and South America, and Africa are fast gaining popularity, while small ships sail the MediterraneanBaltic, and Black Seas, among others, and make expeditions to the Polar Regions as well. 

The Alluring Amazon

Perhaps dissuaded by the thought of piranhas, mosquitos, and the many other pesky creatures that make The Amazon their home, people have historically not made this a vacation destination. But that is changing. Taking an Amazon River Cruise is becoming increasingly popular, and itineraries are very diverse. You can choose between hiking through wilderness or a more relaxing journey with a luxury operator.

The Beautiful Blue Danube

A European river cruise is an experience not to be missed. On a leisurly Danube river cruise, you will sail past grand architectural sights, quaint European towns, and impressive history around every turn. An impressive 1,780 miles long, The Danube flows from Germany to Romania on its way to the Black Sea. One of if not the most popular river cruise destination, it is truly a sight to behold and no wonder it has it’s very own waltz. 

The Bright Blue Mediterranean

The stunning blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea have beckoned travelers for centuries. This gorgeous body of water and the land region represented by the same name is one of the most traveled to regions in the world. If you’re visiting any one of the countries that share the Mediterranean's shores, be sure to take advantage of a day trip out on the water. Alternatively, this is one of the most popular destinations for taking a small ship cruise

Mysteries of the Nile

Sail past the intriguing lands of Ancient Egypt and beyond on a Nile river cruise. At 4,258 miles long, it’s importance to the livelihoods and cultures of the people who have depended on it for centuries cannot be understated. History will come alive as you pass iconic structures and the beautiful Middle Eastern landscape.

Crossing the Ocean

An ocean cruise is one of the slowest ways to travel, but also one of the most rewarding. Feeling the pace and the vast distance, you will get a sense for what early explorers must have gone through (and appreciate the luxury of your cruise cabin!). It also affords you the opportunity to visit multiple countries in one trip, which is a great way to cover a lot of ground, if you don't mind the limited amount of time you will get to spend in each place. 

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Popular Continents: 

Europe, Asia, North America

Popular Destinations: 

Germany, France, Romania, Brazil, China, United States of America, Egypt, Burma, Netherland, Austria

Popular River                   Cruises:  

Seine River, France; Rhine River, Germany; Danube River, Nile River, Egypt; Mekong River, Cambodia; Yangtze River, China & Many More

Styles For:            

Guided Group tours; 50+; Scenic Sightseeing

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