Some of Europe's Great Rivers, July 2014

We sailed the Rhine, the Main, the Danube-Main Canal, and the Danube from Amsterdam to Vienna aboard the River Aria of the Grand Circle Cruise Line. As you can see from the maps below, we traveled on the rivers and canals of the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria.

Map from Great River Cruises: Europe and the Nile

Map from Grand Circle Cruise Line

We started in Amsterdam. Canals took us to the Rhine River which we sailed on as far as Frankfurt. We left the Rhine for the Main just before Frankfurt, and continued on the Main to Bamberg, when we entered onto the Main-Danube Canal. We met the Danube River at Regensburg and continued on it to Vienna. In all, we voyaged some 945.5 miles from Amsterdam to Vienna. From there, we flew to Barcelona in Spain.

This website photographer is Michi Takahara (Tefel Hall's wife), filled in by Tom Hall and Liz McLoughlin.