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Central France’s Upper Loire Valley
Central France barge tours The Loire — called “the last wild river in France” — wends its way among the former country estates of French kings. In every direction there are plentiful opportunities to cruise Central France’s canals and rivers.

The Normandy Coast and D-Day Beaches
Čtretat The Normandy Coast has long been a favorite travel destination of the British. In addition to the famous D-Day beaches of World War II, there are towns and villages with a wide selection of seafront hotels amid ancient stone architecture.

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and Islands
Croatia Once a colony of Italy and later incorporated into the former Yugoslavia, the Dalmatian coast of now-independent Croatia is a mix of intensely blue sky and water, ancient stone architecture, and a delightfully laid-back atmosphere.

Germany’s North Sea Island of Helgoland
Helgoland At various times in history, Helgoland (or Heligoland) was a possession of Britain and Denmark respectively. Today this unusual island is part of Germany. Not unlike the Baltic island of Ruegen, Heligoland has an especially sunny climate in comparison to the mainland.

Germany’s Middle Rhine Wine Country
Middle Rhine cruisesKnown for its steeply terraced vineyards and one castle after the other, the gorgeous Rhine Gorge offers many opportunities for low-cost river cruising, making it a perfect destination for people who love to travel by water but don’t want to spend a fortune.

The Baltic Island of Ruegen
Baltic Island of RuegenBoasting more days of sunshine than anywhere else in Germany — admittedly not the toughest competition — it also has historical, geological, architectural and other features which make it a popular destination for Germans and other Europeans.

By the Banks of the Lower Rhine
NiederrheinEurope’s longest river fans out into a broad delta of sloughs and backwaters at or near sea level. Some cities, such as Xanten and Nijmegen, date back two millenia to the Roman colonial period, while Kleve and Kranenburg, are “only” in the 800-year-old range.

Langeoog in the East Friesland Islands
Baltic Island of RuegenAlong the coast of the North Sea, the German islands of East Friesland are separated from the mainland by an expanse of — depending on the tide — shallow sea or mudflats. Channels dredged from the mainland and among the islands allow the passage of ferries. 

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