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1. Danube River
Board one of Tauck’s Blue Danube journeys for a luxe, 12-day trip starting in Prague, with a tour of the town’s top sites and a lavish sendoff dinner at the Lobkowicz Palace. The boat journey includes multiple stops in the Czech Republic, including Regensburg, Passau, and storybook Cesky Krumlov, before winding you to Vienna, Bratislava, and finally Budapest.

If value on the Danube is essential, Grand Circle Cruise Line can also float you through Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, and the Czech Republic on a 12-day trip for as low as $170 per person per day.

(Photo: Grand Circle Travel)
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Dream of floating through a foreign country, stopping to check out castles and cobblestones and afternoon tea in European gardens? So do a lot of others, it seems. The Danube is the most frequently sought river cruise on Yahoo Travel. This romantic waterway flows past the most alluring cities and sights in Eastern Europe. However, many travelers have been researching other banks, too … from the mighty Mississippi, where catfish for supper gives way to a night of dancing out on Memphis’s famous Beale Street, to the exotic Irrawaddy in Myanmar, where golden temples await.

“Myanmar is definitely on the radar of our curious and experiential travelers,” explains Meg North, executive vice president of Brownell Travel — a luxury travel firm in business since the late 1800s. “There is no better way to explore the destination than luxury river cruising,” she says.

It’s true. River cruises give you a unique and personal view of any destination. We ranked the top 10 most-searched, and we are happy to report, there’s a price range for almost every budget. Bon voyage!