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10 Best-Selling Europe River Cruises

Below are 10 of our best-selling river cruise itineraries in Europe, listed below in no particular order.

On these vacations, you'll glide along  Europe's 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 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.

Danube Delights, 8 days with Emerald Cruises -- Take in stunning views of the Danube banks from Gellert Hill, have afternoon coffee and cake with a Slovakian family in Bratislava, cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley and hike to the medieval ruins of Durnstein Castle.

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.

Burgundy & Provence, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises -- A cruise of France's Saone and Rhone rivers reveals Roman ruins, a 14th-century papal palace and the culinary treasures of Lyon.

Grand European Tour, 15 days with Viking -- See the sights along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on a panoramic sailing between Amsterdam and Budapest. Guided tours reveal the history and culture of Vienna, Regensburg, Cologne and more.

Rhine Highlights, 8 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours -- Explore Amsterdam's canals, visit medieval Cochem and Reichsburg Castle, and soak in Baden-Baden's natural springs. Select dates feature a private classical concert at Rastatt's baroque 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 Blaye. Enjoy wine tastings, visit grand chateaux and sample local delicacies.

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca, 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.

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.

Holland & Belgium in Bloom, 8 days with Emerald Cruises -- The vibrant tulip fields of Holland are on display on this springtime itinerary. Tour historic windmills, visit Keukenhof Gardens and enjoy a bike ride through the Dutch countryside.