Travel Advice

European River Cruising continues to be one of the most popular styles of holiday for people travelling from the Barossa.


It’s the undeniable convenience that makes it so appealing, allowing you to unpack once and journey through some of Europe’s most picturesque cities and quaint riverside villages – bringing the best of Europe right to your doorstep.

Enjoy culinary delights, included beverages and immersive sightseeing experiences – all from your floating hotel that docks in the heart of town. A dedicated Cruise Director will support you along the way, attending to any needs that may arise.

The most popular itinerary is Magnificent Europe, cruising from Amsterdam to Budapest or vice versa, taking in charming towns like Bamberg, Rüdesheim and Miltenberg in Germany, and Vienna in Austria.

From Lenz, you can journey to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, with it’s delightful old town, or spend the day in Salzburg, visiting popular sights from The Sound of Music.

A highlight is the visit to Namedy Castle – home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern – where you can explore and savour a dinner fit for royalty in the ornate ballroom.

This popular itinerary includes extensions either side of the cruise with 6 nights’ accommodation and transport to and from the river vessel, from either Prague to London or Prague to Paris.

I personally, am so addicted to river cruising! I feel very fortunate to have had some diverse experiences of my own, having travelled with both APT and Scenic on rivers in Europe and South East Asia, which gives me and our team some fantastic insider tips, which we’d love to share with you.

If you’re a little overwhelmed with the abundance of options out there, come speak with us and we can help you find the perfect fit. Whatever your style, or budget, if you like the concept, there’s a product to suit you.

My colleagues at Phil Hoffmann Travel Barossa Valley have all experienced river cruising themselves and we love to share our own personal experiences and recommendations, as well as the amazing feedback we receive from our past clients.

Why book so early?

We are in the middle of our “pre-release” sale season. For you, this means special offers including travel in 2019 at 2018 prices and free flights to Europe. Now is the time to grab a great deal!

By booking early, you also get first choice of your preferred itinerary, on your preferred date, in your preferred cabin – which we can offer advice on.


To find out more, contact Phil Hoffmann Travel Barossa Valley on 8562 3411, visit the website or drop into the branch.


Megan Hermann of Phil Hoffmann Travel Barossa Valley