River trips

@Porcospino (17954)
Denmark
July 2, 2012 6:30pm CST
If you had the chance to go a river trip somewhere in the world which river would you choose and why? Where would you start and where would you end? Would you explore some of the cities that you passed or just enjoy the view from the ship? When I was in Riga I sailed on the Daugava river. It was just a short trip, but I enjoyed it a lot. I would like to go on a longer trip on the Daugava river when I return to Riga. There are also many other interesting places in the Europe where it would be nice to go a short river cruise. I Russia I would like to sail from Moscow to St Petersburg. I have read about a cruise that starts in Moscow and ends in St Petersburg. One the way to St Petersburg there are several stops in smaller towns or villages. I think that a river cruise would be a great way to experience Russia. I have been interested in visiting Russia for a long time and I would like to visit both Moscow and St Petersburg.
8 responses
• United States
4 Jul 12
hi porcospino! i would really like to go with mr. psychoartist on a rafting trip down the itchituckney river in florida....it is one of his favorite places...the water is fed by a spring and is always very cold, even though the outside temp is always very hot...i would also like for mr. psychoartist to go with me to paris to view the seine river and walk along it, have a boat cruise on it, etc. your river cruises sound very fascinating..we love the cooper and ashley rivers in charleston, south carolina, usa, one of our favorite cities...they surround the city and it is very bright and beautiful...
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@Porcospino (17954)
• Denmark
5 Jul 12
A rafting trip in Florida sounds interesting. I have never been to Florida, but it is one of the places on my travel wish list. I have gone on a boat cruise on the Seine River in Paris and I enjoyed it a lot. My husband and I are going to spend two days in Paris when we return from Asia and my husband would like to go on a boat cruise on the river Seine, because he hasn't tried that. I think that it will be a nice experience to do go on a boat cruise together. I hope that you and mr psychoartist will also get the chance to view the Seine river and go on a cruise.
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@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
4 Jul 12
I would like to sail down the Mississippi to see the heartland of the United States, and the Amazon River to see the wild and wonderful rain forests! The Nile would probably be my third choice, because I would think the varied scenery and cultures one would encounter would be eye-opening in many different ways. . .
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@Porcospino (17954)
• Denmark
7 Jul 12
I think that a trip on the Amazon river would be amazing. I have never been close to a rain forest, but I think that it could be an interesting experience to visit one of the rain forests in person. My ex-boyfriend went on a cruise on the river Nile and he enjoyed the cruise a lot. During the cruise they visited many different places and he took a lot of photos. When he showed me the photos I wanted to go a cruise on the river Nile, too It is not going to happen in the near future, but maybe I will go there one day.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
11 Jul 12
Although I have never been to a rain forest in South America, I have been to El Yunque National Rainforest Park in Puerto Rico, and it was very beautiful--lush, and colorful. That might be a cheaper alternative for you (it was for us). Not quite as exotic as a ride down the Amazon, though! Hopefully we will both get there one day--and the Nile, too.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
6 Jul 12
I guess I would choose to do one of the rivers in Europe. They sound very interesting and I like to study the history of places I visit. ave done a curse to Alaska and enjoyed it very much. There is one I would like to take and it is an ocean river combination and this is to go from New York City to Montreal, Canada. It sound very interesting and beautiful.
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@Porcospino (17954)
• Denmark
12 Jul 12
I think that there are many interesting places to visit in Europe. I have lived in the botel (a boat turned into a hotel) on the Danube river, and the view from the hotel was amazing. I would like to go a cruise on the Danube river and visit many different places. The trip from New York and Montreal sounds interesting. I am sure that you would get the chance to visit a lot of interesting and beautiful places that way. How many days do it take to get from New York to Montreal?
@maximax8 (28258)
• United Kingdom
4 Jul 12
If I had a chance to travel on a river journey I would choose to go on a trip to Egypt, sailing along the River Nile. Before beginning the trip I would have viewed the pyramids at Giza. It would be a traditional sailing boat with nights spent under the star lit sky. One day I hope to visit Russia but it hasn't yet been possible for me to go there. I enjoyed visiting Riga in 2008 with my disabled son. That was his second trip of his lifetime. When I was at college I had a week sailing down the River Thames. It was freezing cold wintery weather. We slept in bunks in a dorm like cabin with a curtain separating the females from the males.
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@Porcospino (17954)
• Denmark
7 Jul 12
If I ever visit Egypt I would definately visit the pyramids, too. My mother has talked about a trip to Egypt ever since I was child, it is one of her big dreams, but she is afraid of visiting the country and she doesn't consider it a safe destination. My ex-boyfriend went to Egypt before we met. I really enjoyed hearing about his trip and seeing the many photos that he had taken during his trip. I think that Russia would be an interesting place to visit, but the visa requirements make a visit to Russia relatively complicated and expensive. If it was possible to visit Russia without a visa I would have done it while I was in Estonia, but without a visa it was impossible to cross the border. I have seen the river Thames a couple of times when I visited the UK, but I have never tried to sail down the river. My husband would like to try that when we visit UK, so we are probably going to do that.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
3 Jul 12
I visited Austria last week, I had planned to take the ferry from Melk to Krems (down the Danube) but I used too much time on the first castle I went to so I ended up taking the bus instead. I've done it once before, ages ago, it's a very nice trip. I've thought about taking the hydrofoil to Bratislava from Vienna, or further to Budapest. I've done quite a few shorter boat trips, in Copenhagen, London, Paris and several places in Finland. It's a different perspective once you are out on the water, usually quite good.
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@Porcospino (17954)
• Denmark
4 Jul 12
I imagine that the trip from Vienna to Bratislava is very nice. I would consider that trip as well. I have been to Bratislava in the past, but I didn't have the chance to visit Vienna. Vienna has been on my travel wish list for a long time, and one day I want to go there. I was only seen a small part of Austria and I haven't been to any of the cities. I went to Budapest 12 years ago. It was a very nice trip. My husband has never been there, and we have talked about visiting Budapest together one day.
@Labrat (210)
3 Jul 12
Im not sure, I would like to travel the river nile, or the river rhine probably. Mainly because of the amount of history around them. But then again I would like to travel from end to end of the river severn. I think it would give some interesting sights.
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@Porcospino (17954)
• Denmark
3 Jul 12
My ex-boyfriend has travelled on the river Nile and he said that the trip was an amazing experience. He took a lot of pictures and I enjoyed seeing his pictures. I don't know if I will ever get the chance to go a cruise on the river Nile myself, and the idea sounds fascinating since I am also interested in history. I know that many travel agencies in my country arrange cruises on the river Rhine. I think that could be interesting as well, and it is much closer to my home than the river Nile. In Bratislava I stayed in a botel (a boat that has been transformed into a hotel) in the Danube river. It was a very different kind of accomodation and the view from the botel was amazing.
• United States
2 Jul 12
If I had the chance, I would not take it. I do not like deep water. I have almost drowned several times, and I can't swim.
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@Porcospino (17954)
• Denmark
3 Jul 12
I am sorry to hear about your bad experience, it must be really scary to be a situation where you almost drown. I would probably avoid a river trip as well if I was in your situation. I am able to swim, so I am not too worried about that. There are several rivers around the world that I would like to explore one day. It probably won't be possible for me to fullfill every dream that I have about that, but I am will be happy if I will be able to sail on a few of the rivers.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
12 Jul 12
I really wanted to go on a boat trip when I was in Amsterdam, I love Holland but the friends I went away with didn't like boats and I don't like planes LOL! There are so many waterways and rivers in the world unexplored. I live in London and have the Thames only one hour away but I have never been on a cruise, or on a boat on the Thames. I must do it one day, I guess I don't have the courage to go on my own and it's never the same on your own is it? It's a fun experience which I'd love to share with a friend. I should find someone who doesn't like flying and loves to sail LOL
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