Travelling on Europe’s great waterways is in itself a voyage of discovery, presenting a combination of fascinating destinations, steeped in history and intrigue.
The Rhine is the most famous of European rivers, flowing for over 800 miles from Lake Constance in Switzerland to the North Sea at The Netherlands. Explore the Rhine from the comfort of Hebridean’s Royal Crown in the company of like-minded travellers as the river passes through great cities, swaths of arable land, vineyards and valleys and is joined by mighty tributaries such as the Main and the Ruhr on its route to the sea. Allow Hebridean River Cruises to take you through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhine Gorge to fairytale castles and magnificent cathedrals, historic cities founded by the Romans and Medieval settlements with winding lanes and half timbered buildings.
The Danube has witnessed much of continental Europe’s history – as a Neolithic trade route around 6000BC, as the northern boundary of the Roman Empire against the barbarian world and as a route to the Holy Land for the crusades to the Habsburg dynasty which dominated central Europe from the 13th century to the Great War.
Explore the great cities of Central Europe as we sail from the German town of Passau through Austria, Hungary and Slovakia taking in Melk, Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. Meandering along the Danube our exploration takes us to the wonders of these famous cities with guided tours from Hebridean’s peaceful and elegant Royal Crown.