European River Cruising


European River Cruising

words by
adam hunt // phil Hoffmann travel barossa valley & GAWLER

River cruising is a fantastic way to explore Europe’s most charming and iconic cities, towns and villages, allowing you to indulge in local culture, cuisine, and breathtaking scenery all from the comfort of a luxury vessel, with sightseeing, meals and often all drinks included onboard.

With Phil Hoffmann Travel Barossa Valley, your river cruising experience will be tailored to perfection, and our expertise in the industry ensures that you find the ideal river cruise that aligns with your preferences and budget.

One of the most enticing aspects of an APT European River Cruise is the seamless blend of relaxation and exploration. From the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers in Central Europe, to the Douro River in Portugal, each river bend unveils a new chapter of discovery, whether it’s the enchanting castles perched on the hillsides, the quaint cobblestone streets of medieval towns, or the vibrant markets teeming with local delicacies.

APT has truly redefined river cruising, with an unprecedented amount of luxury in their custom-designed fleet, with the next-generation APT Solara and APT Ostara and brand-new MS Estrela, coming to European rivers in 2025.

You’ll unpack once before relishing in world-class dining, the finest onboard facilities, immaculate service and more while gliding along the tranquil waters of Europe’s rivers.

Picture yourself waking up to the gentle lapping of water against the ship, enjoying a leisurely breakfast as picturesque landscapes unfold outside your window.

Then, step ashore to wander through centuries-old villages, guided by knowledgeable locals who impart the secrets of their heritage.

Whether you’re a history buff eager to delve into the region’s past, a food enthusiast eager to sample regional specialties, or simply seeking serenity amidst stunning scenery, there’s a river cruise tailored to fulfill your desires.

Adam Hunt

Become a partner of The Barossa Mag

Get in Touch

Leave your details here and we will get in touch with you...