Two World Class River Cruises

Chances are, when you think of a cruise holiday the first thing that comes to mind is a cross ocean, large liner based experience. There is, however, another excellent alternative, a smaller river cruise. River cruising offers up a more focused experience, one that really allows you to explore the best of a country’s history and culture, whilst retaining that laid back cruise feel. This article takes a look at two of the best river cruises in the world, to give you a feel for what’s on offer.

The River Nile

A cruise down the River Nile offers up the opportunity to visit some of the world’s most famous ancient sites, whilst being surrounded by stunning Egyptian scenery. This Egypt cruise offers up the chance to visit tombs, temples, pyramids and obelisks, or just kick back and relax on board, watching the Nile scenery drift past. This freedom to explore at a relaxed pace really allows you to get the most out of the cruise.

Highlights along the Nile include the beautiful temple of Karnak just a few miles outside Luxor, one of the largest ancient temples in the world; the temple of Luxor, not as large as Karnak but just as stunning; the tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, where you can visit a number of stunning ancient monuments; and the brilliant Great Pyramids and Sphinx, one of Egypt’s most iconic sites. This rich history means that no matter where you are on the Nile, you’re bound to experience the magic of Egypt.

The River Yangtze

Known locally as ‘the Mother River’, the River Yangtze is the third longest in the world and makes for one of the world’s most impressive river cruises. The cruise is one of the more popular China cruises and it’s easy to see why. The unique landscape, ancient cities and fascinating culture blend together in a cruising experience you’ll treasure for life.

River Yangtze highlights include the beautiful scenery of the Three Gorges region, with its sheer cliff walls; the ancient Fengdu Ghost City, with its mixture of Chinese folklore and interesting sculptures and temples; seeing pandas at the Chongqing Zoo, a great way to see panda conservation at work; and the modern city of Shanghai, with it’s fantastic City God Temple and Oriental Pearl Tower. All of which can be visited over the course of a relaxing luxury river cruise.


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