If you’re of a certain age and watch TV you have seen plenty of commercials about river cruising. Long boats ply navigable rivers all over Europe. Some companies are planning cruise itineraries on U.S. rivers too. Like all travel options there are pros and cons. This post examines Kongo’s take on river cruising in Europe.
Kongo recently took a river cruise — The Enchanting Rhine — aboard AMAWaterways™ AMASonata from Amsterdam to Zurich. This trip included a 7-night water cruise with two day land excursions to both Lucerne and Zurich. If you’re thinking about a river cruise in the near future Kongo hopes you read on.
Of all the charming, enchanting medieval villages Kongo visited this month while in Europe, none match the little Swiss hamlet of Stein am Rhein. Located in northern Switzerland where the Rhine River empties from Lake Constance this village of 3,000 dates back to Roman times but it really got on the map all the way back in 1007.