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10 Best-Selling River Cruises

Below are 10 of our best-selling river cruise itineraries, listed below in no particular order.
On these vacations, you'll glide along scenic and historic waterways on an intimate and comfortable vessel, enjoying river-view staterooms, superb dining and personalized service. Daily excursions ashore and onboard entertainment and enrichment activities also are generally included in the upfront rate.

To see departure dates and rates on these popular trips, click the links below.

Gems of the Danube, 8 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours -- Guests can choose from a variety of included excursions on this itinerary. In Vienna, tour opulent Schonbrunn Palace or journey to the city's acclaimed wine region. In Budapest, hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views or learn how to make traditional Hungarian dishes.

Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking River Cruises -- On a route between Amsterdam and Basel, you'll visit 700-year-old Marksburg Castle, the Alsatian city of Strasbourg and Rudesheim's Drosselgasse, a cobblestone lane lined by taverns, shops and restaurants.

Secrets of the Douro, 8 days with Emerald Cruises -- Sail Portugal's Douro River in a region known for its port wine production. Enjoy dinner at a local wine estate and also cross into Spain to visit Salamanca, a lively university city.

Charms of the South, 9 days with American Queen Voyages -- Travelers cruise the lower Mississippi River on a modern-day paddle wheeler, learning about Vicksburg's role in the Civil War and visiting 19th-century mansions in Natchez.

Enchanting Rhine, 8 days with AmaWaterways -- Enjoy your choice of excursions in each port of call, from a visit to a Cologne tavern to sample the city's Kolsch beer to a Black Forest hike and a stroll through Strasbourg's Petite France district.

Brilliant Bordeaux, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises -- Sail along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and Gironde estuary in southwest France and learn about the rich heritage of towns like Saint-Emilion and Pauillac. Enjoy wine tastings, visit grand chateaux and sample local delicacies.

Danube Waltz, 8 days with Viking River Cruises -- Explore Vienna's historic city center, visit the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and walk the streets of Passau, lined with Roman, Baroque and Gothic architecture.

Romantic Rhine, 8 days with Avalon Waterways -- Classic highlights of this itinerary include the picturesque Rhine Gorge, Heidelberg Castle and Strasbourg's pedestrian-friendly old quarter. You'll also visit whimsical spots like a museum devoted to mechanical musical instruments.

Jewels of Europe, 15 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours -- This panoramic sailing provides opportunities to bicycle through Amsterdam with a guide, join a "Sound of Music" tour of Salzburg or visit World War II sites in Numerberg.

Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Cruise Lines -- Discover the Pacific Northwest's rugged beauty along the Columbia River Gorge, and visit Mount St. Helens and sites associated with explorers Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery.