Some popular three-day river cruises include Taste of the Danube by Avalon Waterways, self-guided Irish river cruises and Victoria Cruises' Three Gorges Highlights. Tourists who want to go on one of the popular self-guided Irish river tours rent a 12-passenger boat for three days and take it to the River Shannon. Travelers can stop at villages such as Leitrim and Enniskillen, visit local castles and pubs, and go hiking or fishing, among other activities.
Avalon Waterways' Taste of the Danube cruise takes passengers down the river from Vienna, Austria, to Bratislava, Slovakia, and ending at Budapest, Hungary. Visitors can visit Melk's Benedictine abbey, explore Durnstein, see Mirbach Palace, view St. Martin's Cathedral and tour Grein's castle.
Another short cruise is the Three Gorges Highlights from Victoria Cruises, a journey along the Yangtze River. The journey starts at Chongqing and stops briefly at Shibaozhai for a tour of the Pearl of the Yangtze, before continuing on to the Three Gorges. Passengers get to view the natural beauty and forested mountains of the gorges, travel up the Goddess Stream and tour the White Emperor City. Passengers get to view the largest dam in the world, the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping, before disembarking at Yichang.