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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 a comfortable ship, 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.

Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking -- On a route between Amsterdam and Basel, you'll visit 700-year-old Marksburg Castle, the Alsatian city of Strasbourg and the historic town of Speyer with its imposing cathedral.

Melodies of the Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways -- This trip starts in Budapest, where you'll take in the views from the Fisherman's Bastion. See St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna and enjoy a hike up to Bratislava Castle in Slovakia.

Jewels of the Rhine, 8 days with Emerald Cruises -- Highlights on this itinerary include a canal cruise in Amsterdam, a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz and a cooking demonstration and tasting at a local farm estate.

Paris & Normandy, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises -- Cruise the Seine River round trip from Paris. Featured attractions include the majestic palace of Versailles, Claude Monet's home and gardens in Giverny and World War II landmarks in Normandy.

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises -- In the Portugal region famed for its fortified wines, guests participate in tastings at quintas (traditional wine estates). You'll also travel to the Spanish university town of Salamanca.

Tulip Time, 8 days with Avalon Waterways -- Holland's colorful blooms are on display on this springtime itinerary that includes a visit to Keukenhof Gardens, where nearly 7 million tulip bulbs are planted annually. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Antwerp, Ghent and Amsterdam, plus join a cheese tasting on board the ship.

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 sample exquisite local wines in the underground cellars of Wurzburg's Residenz Palace.

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 -- 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.

Columbia & Snake Rivers, 9 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.