Whether you're a keen gardener or would just like to admire the flora and fauna of some of Europe's most stunning gardens, you might be interested to know that you can visit famous gardens during a river cruise. Cruising on the Seine, Danube or Dutch Waterways, you may have opportunities to enjoy excursions to gardens...

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It’s not long after 7am and in the gathering light of a crisp autumnal morning Vienna’s elegant streets are deliciously deserted and devoid of the usual tourist hordes. Even locals are few and far between. Exploring the Austrian capital as it starts to wake up gives me a privileged feeling of peeking behind the scenes,...

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Wellness plays a major part in holidays these days, with people seeking out relaxing retreats and leisure activities to keep us fit and healthy. River cruise lines are stepping up to this trend with a range of cruises and wellness-inspired activities to keep guests happy and pampered on-board. Which cruise lines have wellness facilities and...

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River cruise ships are relatively small in size – usually limited to fewer than 200 passengers. The ships have to be designed this way so that they can sail along narrow waterways and under low bridges. Compared to ocean ships, which can carry over thirty times as many passengers on board each ship, river cruise ships don’t have...

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