Imagine a relaxing vacation where you get to explore the heart of Europe – after all, the historic cities in Europe almost all were built on its majestic rivers. Or maybe you’d prefer to discover Asia’s most fascinating destinations? On a river cruise, you can do so in the comfort of your “floating hotel”.
Q Cruise + Travel is Chicago’s expert river cruise travel agency. Our river cruise specialists have personally sailed and inspected ships from most river cruise companies, on rivers throughout Europe and Asia, including the Rhine, Danube, Main, Moselle, Rhone, Saone, Mekong and Tonle Sap – but also in the USA on the Mississippi. In addition, our European background and of course our Virtuoso membership and benefits makes us the perfect river cruise travel agents – whether you’d like to go to Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal or river cruise destinations in China, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Myanmar. Want to discover the Amazon or even go on a river cruise safari in Africa? We can plan those for you too!
The River Cruise Experience
Dock right in the heart of most cities, so you can easily go for an evening stroll. Enjoy the included tours, as English-speaking local tour guides help you navigate through captivating town squares, and introduce you to local chefs, proud winemakers or chocolatiers. At night, you’ll enjoy fresh, locally inspired meals, before retiring to your comfortable room. Instead of wasting precious vacation time packing and unpacking, checking in and out of hotels, and spending hours traveling by road to your next destination, unpack only once.
Guest on river cruises are explorers, more than they are cruisers. They want to get into the culture and history of their destination – and they know that a river cruise is a great way to cover a lot of destinations in a short period of time. And if you find ocean cruises too big, or you don’t like the motion of the ocean, you’ll find a river cruise a very different experience. On the European rivers, for example, ships only carry about 110 to 190 guests, and the smooth waters of the rivers mean there is no worry about seasickness.
What is the right river cruise experience for you?
The recent popularity of river cruises for North America has resulted in a lot of interest and advertising, so we’re often asked questions like:
Is a “Longship” really longer than others out there?
I like to be active. Which line offers more physical activities?
Is a river cruise line a good fit if I am mobility challenged?
How far in advance should I book my river cruise?
What is included on a river cruise, and what is not?
The Chicago river cruise experts at Q have the answers to these and many other river cruise related questions. The experience you can expect varies tremendously, based on the river cruise line, the itinerary and even the room type or cabin you select. Don’t make the mistake of trying to do this on your own: let Q work with you to arrange the perfect river cruise experience. In addition, as an expert river cruise travel agency, we have access to special Virtuoso offers and river cruise deals that you wouldn’t find elsewhere.
River Cruise Lines and River Cruise Itineraries
Explore the rivers and the wide range of river cruise options we can offer you with our Virtuoso membership. Simply click on the link below to see river cruises in the area that interests you most.
European River Cruises
Cruise on the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Elbe, Seine, Rhone, Saone, Douro, around Bordeaux, around Venice and Northern Italy or in other regions in Europe.