The idea of lounging on a luxury vessel while exploring a multitude of sights is proving to be a perfect alternative to the conventional summer holiday, with more people than ever enjoying their first ever river cruise.
Amsterdam is famous for its museums, and whilst Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum will all appear in anyone's list of top 10 things to do in Amsterdam, sometimes the most rewarding and interesting experiences can be found off the beaten track.
Discover the best of France before your river cruise
France has become one of the most popular destinations for river cruises, with the stunning landscapes, fine food and beautiful wine just some of the reasons why millions flock here each and every year.
There is no other country quite like Australia. It is home to tropical rainforests, rocky mountains, bustling cities and large stretches of dry sand plains, and in these various locations are a range of unique animals that are iconic to the country. Far from being a small part of the country’s wilderness, Australian animals are an important part of its culture.