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Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites on river cruises


River Cruises to UNESCO World Heritage Sites

River cruises are a fantastic way to see some of the world’s most iconic sights. In fact, many of our river cruise deals cover itineraries that take in a diverse range of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Experience the world’s natural and cultural heritage

Our World Heritage sites are sources of wonder and inspiration. Designated by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) due to their global importance and value to humanity, the diverse range of sites include East Africa’s Serengeti and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America.

One of the best ways to experience this unique natural and cultural heritage is on a river cruise. As well as sailing alongside some of the most stunning scenery in the world, many itineraries take in important UNESCO sites along the way.

Which sites could you see?

During cruises along the Douro river you can experience the enchanting German town of Bamberg. This Bavarian World Heritage site still retains the ecclesiastical and secular architecture that has stood since the medieval period. The town also formed the centre of the Enlightenment in Southern Germany during the late 18th century, with distinguished philosophers and writers such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel living there.

But Douro cruises aren’t the only way to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites. A Danube river cruise will transport you to the Danube Delta: one of Europe’s best preserved delta habitats. Home to more than 300 species of birds, a camera is essential on this voyage through Romania and towards the Black Sea coast.

Of course, there is more spectacular architecture to be found on cruises to Russia, primarily Moscow’s legendary Kremlin. This self-contained city incorporates medieval palaces, armouries and cathedrals: architectural treasures nestled in the oldest area of the capital.

Book a voyage rich in culture

Whether you are craving a Danube river cruise, a voyage along the river Douro or cruises to Russia, you will find a culturally-rich itinerary below. Browse our cruise deals to find your perfect sailing, and call our Cruise Concierge team on 0800 197 0854 to book.

Don’t worry if you can’t find what you are looking for; our UNESCO deals cover a broad range of rivers, and our river cruise experts are on hand to help you craft a holiday that is absolutely perfect.

1 Imperial Waterways of Russia10 sailing dates
2 The Blue Danube42 sailing dates
  • Riviera Travel
  • The Blue Danube
  • 21 October 2018 - 7 nights
  • Budapest to Budapest
  • Single Traveller River Cruises | Unesco special | Includes return flights and transfers

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