Grand Circle River Cruises 2016 European itineraries include a 15-day tour "The Great Rivers of Europe," which cruises from the Netherlands to Austria via Germany, and a 12-day cruise "Old World Prague & the Blue Danube," which spends five days in Prague before cruising from Austria to Hungary, via Slovakia. Itineraries include return flights to the United States.
Another tour offered is the 12-day "Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azure," which travels from Paris to the Italian Riviera and the Cinque Terre. Grand Circle River Cruises' seasonal cruises include the 11-day "Holland & Belgium in the Springtime" and 11-day cruises along either the Danube, Rhine or Elbe rivers to visit Christmas markets. Each itinerary follows a set program of tours, visits and onboard activities as well as optional tours. For example, "The Great Rivers of Europe" tour offers passengers a canal trip in Amsterdam; guided walking tours of towns and cities such as Cologne, Koblenz and Nuremburg; an onboard glassblowing demonstration; and an optional "Bavaria: Baroque & Beer" excursion. Additionally, each time the cruise boat approaches a new port or town, the Program Director provides a briefing to passengers explaining how they can spend their free time.
GCT.com, contains full details of all cruises, maps, user reviews and online videos about the countries visited.