Have You Considered Taking a River Cruise?

Marcie Boyle, owner of Travel Leaders St. Louis/Chesterfield at 17281 Chesterfield Airport Road, and her certified travel agents offer stellar service with every travel purchase.

Specializing in family vacations, destination weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways since 2012, this travel group provides complimentary local presentations about the majesty of river cruises, potential plans, questions and decisions.

“We give you peace of mind to relax, make memories and rest assured your vacation dollars will be money well spent,” says Marcie.

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DELIGHTFUL DANUBE

8-day river cruise, Vienna to Budapest

With the Danube as one of the most significant cultural and historic boundaries in Europe, river cruises in this area are the epitome of “West meets East.” Travelers sample new cultures while soaking up history, art, music and dramatic natural scenes.

The Danube Delta was declared a nature reserve in 1938 and was recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1992, due to its 12 habitat types, 300 bird species and 45 freshwater fish species.

The Danube River rises in Germany’s Black Forest and flows through or along the borders of 10 countries. These cruises may include spectacular cities such as Vienna, Budapest, Munich and Prague. They will accentuate scenic old-country villages and stop at fairytale castles, medieval fortresses, churches, museums and concert halls.  

ROMANTIC RHINE

8-day river cruise, Amsterdam to Basel

Sail one of Europe’s most legendary rivers — the Rhine — starting in the 700-year-old city of Amsterdam, Holland.

Visit dynamic Cologne, Germany, a 2,000-year-old city known for gothic architecture and its famous twin-spired cathedral, shops, cafés and taverns. 

Travel through the spectacular Rhine Gorge where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, as well as the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet museum. 

Continue to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the Gutenberg Museum. In Strasbourg, France, visitors find ancient murals and a fascinating astronomical clock. Stroll through the lovely La Petite France district. Stop in Breisach, Germany, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake and the cuckoo clock.

REMARKABLE RHÔNE

8-day river cruise, Arles to Lyon

Take guided hikes or bike rides through Camargue Regional Nature Park, or visit an oyster farm.

Enjoy Arles via Active, Discovery, or Classic tours or activities, such as a painting workshop in the style and technique of Vincent van Gogh. Visit the Musée des Arômes et du Parfum, or a take a guided sightseeing tour of Avignon’s sights, including the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. Select a canoe trip in the canyons of the Rhône — the stunning Gorges de l’Ardèche.

Choose an excursion to an underground wine tasting with a wine-making expert and cave specialist.

Sail to Lyon for premier photo opportunities from the hills above the city. Take a culinary walk, or learn to make Saucisson brioche in a cooking class.