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  • Danielle Belyeu


In search of cultural engagement, culinary exploration and authentic moments, travelers are turning more and more to river cruising, the fastest-growing segment in travel today. And with good reason — the allure of river cruising appeals to both experienced travelers and first-time cruisers alike.

River cruise down Danube

During your cruise, you’ll dock at the very center of quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities, allowing you to step off the boat and into history. The day is yours to explore the destination in depth, either on your own or through a wide range of included shore excursions. Back onboard, you'll have an elegant dinner inspired by the region you are sailing through, complete with complimentary, local wines, all while cruising past awe-inspiring scenery.

The entire experience is so beguiling, many people book back-to-back river cruises to explore further down the river and make the most of their time abroad. Wherever you wish to explore, there’s a river that will take you to the very heart of your destination. Read ahead for what rivers you can journey down on a river cruise.


On the Rhine, Moselle, Seine, Douro, Danube, Main and Rhône rivers, you will glide through the continent’s most compelling destinations, passing by medieval castles, lush riverbank vineyards, ancient towns and storybook villages.

Top destinations: Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Cologne 


The vast jungles, Maya history and unique wildlife of South America is best seen up close. River cruises here, which often include side trips to landmarks, can be found on the Amazon, Colombia’s Magdalena River and the Galapagos Islands.

Top destinations: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Iquitos, San Cristobal


A journey in Asia will reward you with exotic landscapes and ancient temples. Sailing down the Ganges or Mekong rivers, you’ll have a front-row seat to the jewels of India, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Top destinations: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Ha Long Bay, Kolkata


Journey down the backbone of Egyptian civilization, the ancient Nile River, to experience incredible sights that include ancient temples, tombs and local villages.

Top destinations: Luxor, Aswan, Valley of the Kings

I would love to tell you about my latest river cruise along the Danube from Budapest to Vienna or work with you on your next one.


8 top tips for visiting wineries & distilleries

Is there a better time to visit a winery? What about that spit bucket I always see, should I use it? How about tasting etiquette for whiskey? How can I tell that this bottle is truly exclusive?  
These are just some of the questions many travelers have.  Let me share the 8 top tips for visiting wineries & distilleries.  You can listen to them on my podcast or download below.

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Danielle Belyeu


I absolutely love to travel.  My husband always says I'm in planning mode, so even when I'm on a trip, I'm planning for the next one. 


This has led to some amazing destinations for our gastro experiences.  Some of our favorites have been Melbourne Australia, Auckland New Zealand, Milan Italy, Columbo Sri Lanka, and Lisbon Portugal.  And of course, I'm already planning for the next one.


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