Pre/Post River Cruise Options in Europe
It is a fact that we love river cruises. The experience can be described as magical and fairytale like. In Europe, the ships take you through some of the most beautiful countryside villages and historical sites. A great way to enhance this experience is by adding on a pre/post hotel to your river cruise. A couple of nights before and after your cruise gives you the perfect river/land vacation. Classic Vacations and our Experts have put on their thinking caps and have come up with some of their favorite places to stay.
If you are lucky enough to be in Hungary, we suggest the Four Seasons Gresham Palace located in Budapest. This hotel is a splendid Art Nouveau palace with a luxurious rooftop spa. Lavishly renovated, this hotel is a former palace at the foot of the Chain Bridge on the Danube's east bank. With 179 generously sized guestrooms and suites, you will have a view of either the Old City or river views. Traditional Hungarian cuisine is served in their restaurant and is not to be missed. You can also experience their luxurious spa which specializes in traditional Hungarian treatments.
It does not get more magical then the historic city of Prague in the Czech Republic. Two fabulous properties there are the Four Seasons Hotel Prague and the Mandarin Oriental Prague, both 5 Star properties. The Four Seasons is a visitors dream, as they have a wonderful location and are close to all the sites. Located in the heart of Old Town on the Vlata River, you will have splendid views of the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. The Mandarin Oriental Prague is a polished jewel in the city of treasures. With 99 rooms, this intimate hotel is located in Mala Strana, Prague's oldest quarter, and just a few minutes away from many of the major sites. The spa is set in a former Renaissance chapel and offers the ultimate escape in the Golden City.
Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris is the place to stay while visiting Paris, France. With a chic atmosphere, it is an artistic journey with a refined feel. Newly refurbished, this luxury hotel is just steps away from the Champs - Elysses and the Arc de Triomphe. Known for their fabulous French cuisine, amazing art collection; featuring an art gallery and library, it is truly a traditional Parisian experience.
If Athens, Greece is on your list of places to visit, then you must stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel. With an unrivaled view of Athens, you get a feel for the mythical history of the city. Overlooking the ancient Acropolis, this posh luxurious hotel enjoys the best location in Athens. This hotel gives you the charming old world elegance combined with state of the art amenities.
Do these hotels sound tempting to you? Contact our Experts and we will be sure to entice you with many other choices.