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About Boat Trips on the Fraser River

There are a lot of individuals who know that the Fraser River is seen as the largest one from British Columbia, being very popular for its salmon fishing. The canyons or rapids will most likely make it a top venue for wild-water fans.

The river will start in Mount Robson Provincial Parkand flow for more than eight hundred miles to Vancouver where it will empty into the Pacific Ocean.

Paddleboat Excursions

Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruises operated sightseeing trips fromNew Westminster, located nearby Vancouver. MV Native is an authentic replica of a 19th-century paddle-wheeler ship. A full day of professional narrated guide cruise to Ft.Langleyis available on scheduled days from July to early November.

Fraser river cruise

A lunch will be offered in buffet-style before getting to Ft.Langley. Discover the Fraser is a four-hour sightseeing trip that will run up-river to Douglas, Island. This particular cruise will operate from June to early September. Private charter groups of more than thirty passengers might be arranged throughout the whole year. Saturday sunset trips having dinner or dancing included might also be scheduled.


Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruises also runs catamaran tours. The Steveston Village Cruise is a six-hour tour on the FraserRiver, with a few spending time in Steveston. This trip will mostly operate in the summer, between late May and early September. The PittLake cruise tour takes passengers into the wilderness of the nearby areas. This specific cruise will offer a few opportunities for spotting wildlife that might include bears, deer or cougar. The cruise will usually be available from May through early September for all the travelers who are in the look of having a great time.

Jet Boat Sightseeing Excursion

A few cruise companies will offer jet boat tours along the Fraser River. A cruise that is based in Mission, Fraser River Safari, will operate half-day eco-cruise trips, during the whole year, aboard a ship that is climate-controlled. From early October through January, this cruise will offer tours to the Chehalis Estuary, where passengers may see bald eagles. Trips are also usually suitable for disabled passengers.

Cariboo Chiloctin Jetboat Adventures, a company based in Williams Lake, will operate wilderness trips through Cariboo Chiloctin, a desert eco-system situated on the north side and which has a wonderful scenery and animal species. Take a full day of river safari or a shorter trip through the Iron Canyon`s volcanic cliffs and you will be able to add some cool memories that may last for your entire life.

Fraser River Cruise

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Rhine in Flames

Come and enjoy the spectacle of the ‘Rhine in Flames’, an annual event when the countryside is illuminated with fireworks soaring into the dark nocturnal sky. We have captured three magical cruises where thousands of red Bengal lights and magnificent hilltop firework displays radiate over the river valley. A wonderful journey with time to explore the pretty riverside villages and historic towns whilst absorbing the scenery and sights of the Rhine Valley. A cruise combination of fire, water and light.

German castle river view, Rhein

Autumn on the Rhine

This colourful autumn cruise on Germany’s longest river includes visits to vibrant towns and cities packed with charm, culture and history. Drink in the stunning scenery, magnificent mountains and rolling vineyards from the comfort of your ship as the season’s colours change.

Rhine Inclusive Cruise

A journey of discovery along the mighty river Rhine awaits you on this Autumn Rhine Inclusive cruise. Time to sit back, relax and soak up the natural beauty of the Rhine Valley with visits to some of the most scenic
towns and villages along this stretch of the river. Join us for this great value cruise on the MV Virginia.

Great Cities of the Danube

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to beautiful Budapest, the ‘Pearl of The Danube’, and the ancient splendour of Bratislava. You could sample some Wachau Valley wine or tour beautiful Melk Abbey. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda.

Venice and the River Po

Welcome to Venice, capital of the Veneto region. We have two delightful cruises both of which will offer an unique cultural experience. Visit the beautiful city of Venice, Chioggia – locally named Little Venice and many delightful Italian ports. Be sure to join the optional excursion to the ‘Islands of the Lagoon’ and see Burano and the famous glass makers of Murano.

Rhein in Flamen (Rhine in Flames)

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Romantic Rhine & Main Valley Travelling

Cologne river view

Travelling along the romantic Rhine and into the scenic Main Valley, you’ll have the chance to explore some of Germany’s oldest and most fascinating cities. To cultural Cologne, medieval Andernach and delightful Rüdesheim, add Offenbach’s palaces and Miltenberg, home of one of the oldest inns in Germany. You could explore Wertheim’s glass museum, pretty Lohr or Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg. So enjoy some of the most enchanting destinations that Germany has to offer from the comfort of a beautiful ship.

Main Valley to the Blue Danube

Join us as we sail along the Main Valley and the beautiful Blue Danube, with so much to discover. Step back in time, exploring the medieval cities of Bamberg and Regensburg, awaken your inner child with a visit to Nüremberg’s popular Toy Museum, and sample some of Bamberg’s famous beers, with over 50 varieties to choose from. Explore Würzburg’s palace, marvel at the 16 lochs of the Danube-Main Canal and enjoy the views of the Altmuehl Valley. Unforgettable experiences await on this truly awe-inspiring waterway!

Danube Symphony Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Danube, taking in some of Europe’s most splendid scenery and learning something of the area’s fascinating history. Discover Vienna, the beautiful ‘City of Waltzes’. See Budapest, ‘Queen of the Danube’ and home to a myriad of historical treasures. Cruise to Esztergom, a picturesque town full of historical delights. And call in at Bratislava, a cultural capital city with much to see and do. The combination of outstanding natural beauty and wonderful history make this cruise a truly unforgettable experience.

Main – Danube Canal Explorer

Get stunning views of Germany’s hills and vineyards as you glide along the beautiful Main and Danube rivers. The highlight of this cruise is the Main – Danube Canal, an engineering marvel of over 16 lochs stretching over 106 miles. You’ll also experience Linz; Passau, near the Black Forest; medieval Regensburg; castle-filled Riedenburg; Mühlhausen, a walled medieval city and the romantic corners of Nüremberg. Explore the influential architecture of Schweinfurt, heavily bombed in the Second World War and Würzburg, a beautiful Baroque city. History, culture and a fantastic ship – what could be better?

Historic Towns & the Loreley Valley

We are proud to offer a Rhine cruise on the beautiful MPS Da Vinci. Admire the architecture of Würzburg and Koblenz, explore medieval Karlstadt, see where the Tauber meets the Main in Wertheim, sample the beer brewed in Miltenberg, visit Rüdesheim in the Rhine Gorge and bustling Cologne and Düsseldorf. You’ll be inspired by the stunning scenery, fascinating history and elegant surroundings.

Floriade, Holland in Bloom

There is only one time to visit Holland and that is Spring. Enjoy this gentle meandering cruise with visits to picturepostcard Dutch towns and cities including Amsterdam, Volendam, Arnhem and Nijmegen. The highlight of our Dutch river cruise is the included excursion to Floriade 2012, a 10 year horticultural exposition set in 66 hectares of land. Stroll through the park and marvel at the flower displays and themed worlds just waiting to be explored!

Classic Rhine Cruise

This Classic Rhine cruise takes in all the best that Germany’s longest river has to offer – Drachenfels Mountain views, the unspoilt promenade of former royal resort Boppard, Rüdesheim’s 15th-century cobblestone street lined with open-air taverns and Mainz, previously a fort in Roman Germany’s northern frontier. You will enjoy stunning views of ancient castles, rolling vineyards and the Rhine Gorge, a World Heritage Site.

What’s more, you will be relaxing in the friendly atmosphere of the MV Virginia whilst enjoying the charming villages and superb views.

The Classic Moselle

Join the friendly MV Virginia on a relaxing cruise to explore all the best the Moselle Valley has to offer. We start our cruise in bustling Cologne and make our way south to enjoy the quiet villages, scenic green hills and vineyards of Germany’s famous wine country. You get the opportunity to explore Koblenz and Cochem before we make our way to some of the lesser-known Moselle villages including Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel and Alken. The beauty of the Moselle and the hospitality of the MV Virginia – the trip of a lifetime!

Valleys of the Rhine & Moselle

Join this popular cruise taking in two of Europe’s most spectacular rivers. From the Roman city of Cologne to medieval riverside villages, this cruise is a relaxing journey through scenery and sights that will leave you spellbound. Highlights include medieval fortifications in Andernach; wine in Winningen; restored half-timbered houses in Cochem; the cable car in Koblenz and the open-air taverns of Rüdesheim. This valleys cruise is sure to provide a memorable trip!

UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley

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Christmas Markets on the Rhine & Moselle

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at the Christmas markets in Koblenz, Cochem and Cologne as you enjoy a relaxing river cruise. You’ll have time to explore the markets and pick up unique Christmas gifts at our ports of call, plus the chance to take in some truly spectacular winter views as your cruise ship meanders along the Rhine and Moselle.

Rhine during winter holidays

Christmas on the German & Swiss Rhine

Make this Christmas one to remember as you visit fascinating ports of call along the majestic Rhine, with breathtaking winter scenery throughout your journey. Celebrate with like-minded holidaymakers on Christmas Day as you enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner and Champagne. You’re sure to leave with fond festive memories to treasure forever.

New Year on the Swiss & German Rhine

Start 2013 in style with new-found friends on board the MPS Rotterdam. Watch the splendid winter scenery float by as you travel to wonderful ports of call along the magnificent Rhine. On New Year’s Eve you’ll enjoy a sumptuous celebration dinner, with a glass of wine at midnight to toast the New Year.

Discover Europe’s Christmas Markets with Karine

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Dutch Bulbfields & Belgian Delight

Enjoy a relaxing springtime cruise through the gentle waterways of Holland and Belgium. See Holland’s delights including the famous Dutch Bulbfields of Keukenhof Gardens, windmills and traditional villages before we cruise to beautiful Brussels. Explore the vibrant city of Amsterdam and its myriad of canals and cobbled streets, discover traditional Volendam, museum-filled Hoorn, Enkhuizen with its spectacular oper air museum, bustling Rotterdam and stunning Antwerp.

Hoorn river view

Dutch Gardens Extravaganza

There really won’t be a better time to visit Holland. Join us for a very special garden-filled cruise taking in beautiful Brussels, historic Antwerp, former Roman fort Nijmegen and exciting Amsterdam. What’s more, we’ll enjoy a visit to Floriade 2012. Experience this 10 year event, created in 66 hectares featuring five themed worlds separated by wooded areas, a truly horticultural delight. Furthermore You’ll enjoy a visit to the famous Keukenhof Gardens home to the most spectacular Dutch bulb displays and the largest flower gardens in the world. A floral extravaganza!

German & Swiss Rhine

This majestic cruise on the Rhine gives you the opportunity to explore more than the usual sights. You can relax and take in the views as your ship sails through some of the Rhine’s most stunning scenery in three countries – Germany, France and Switzerland. You will have the opportunity to take optional excursions to the stunningly beautiful Black Forest, romantic Heidelberg with its imposing sandstone castle or into Switzerland for more incredible vistas. Along the way, enjoy Strasbourg, the entire town centre of which is a World Heritage Site; bijou Speyer and vibrant Basel. There’s an endless list of sights to see and things to do!

Scenic Switzerland, Alsace and Rhine Valley

A wealth of cultural experience, history and stunning views await you on this relaxing cruise taking in three fascinating and very different countries bordering the Rhine: Switzerland, France and Germany. Explore the half-timbered houses of Strasbourg, see Basel’s stunning cathedral and wander the quaint lanes of Breisach. The best Europe has to offer on a relaxing river cruise – what could be better?

Rhine Valley Explorer

This cruise allows you to drink in the scenery as you explore colourful villages, gothic churches, medieval towns and ancient castles, as well as discovering the legends of the Loreley Rock. Explore the mountain resort of Konigswinter, the colourful half-timbered houses of Linz or the former Roman forts of Boppard and Mainz. After enjoying the views from the river, you can take the cable car from central Koblenz for a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Rhine. A great cruise to explore the best of the Rhine Valley.

The Magical Moselle

The magical Moselle valley is renowned for its scenic beauty and charming villages. Experience the medieval Moselle bridge of Koblenz, Reichsberg Castle standing guard above Cochem, the historic architecture of Bernkastel, the ‘Old Crane’ of Andernach, Rüdesheim in the Rhine Gorge and Boppard with its unique riverside castle. This cruise through the heart of Germany’s wine producing country leaves behind the hustle and bustle of the big cities to ensure you stay as calm as the waters beneath you.

Moselle Valley Explorer

A beautiful cruise on the Moselle Valley is an experience you won’t forget. Join us on the elegant MPS Rotterdam to enjoy a relaxing cruise featuring central Europe’s most stunning scenery. Trier astounds with its Roman ruins; Bernkastel delights with its fountains; and Traben-Trarbach amazes with its French fort. You also enjoy Cochem, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Andernach – favourites of the Moselle and Rhine valleys.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle Melody

A relaxing trip through the spectacular Rhine and Moselle valleys is the perfect river cruise experience. Panoramic views and stunning landscapes slip quietly by as you sail. A cruise packed with ports of call to entice you including; Königswinter – home to Germany’s oldest cog-wheel railway, picture-perfect Cochem and its imposing castle, pretty town of Koblenz where the Rhine meets the Moselle and Bonn famous for its gardens and palace – plus many more! This cruise combines the best of both the Rhine and Moselle rivers, offering you superb scenery all the way.

Rhine in Flames Extravaganza

Fire, water and light are the ingredients of this wonderful river cruise with a difference. Experience the aweinspiring ‘Rhine in Flames’ event, a dazzling display of fireworks that illuminates the night sky above the beautiful Rhine – a pyrotechnical wonder that must be seen to be believed. Choose from four fantastic itineraries, where you will witness this truly spectacular event up close and enjoy the Rhine in Flames 2012!

Colours of Autumn

Drink in the amazing autumn scenery, magnificent mountains and rolling vineyards from the comfort of your ship. The Rhine and Moselle’s most picturesque villages are made even more appealing with the addition of the
reds and golds of autumn. Enjoy the views in Cologne, Königswinter, Andernach, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cochem and Linz while you relax in style.

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