September is a Great Month to Cruise in Europe

Cruise through Europe in September

europe cruiseSummer is generally considered the beach season and prime vacation time for families in Europe.. Every part of Europe has its own specific cruise season length but usually the shoulder months offer both fair weather as well as fair prices.

When the tourists head home, and the humidity is lower, Europe offers pleasant weather across the continent. September might be an extension of summer’s oppressive heat but the weather is usually just about right.

In Western Europe, September still is considered peak season, with tourists and residents enjoying the last outdoor festivals, trade shows and outdoor activities. While temperatures can reach up to the mid-70s, it is very pleasant for the most part. The barge and river cruise ships experience their greatest demand in September because of the mild temperatures Throughout France and Germany there are many wine festivals going on at this time and other parts of Europe are also offering many types of fall festivals. French barge cruise, German barge cruise, Spain river cruise and Douro river cruise and so on will be perfect for cruising Western Europe in September and enjoying various kinds of wine festivals, music festivals and fall festivals.

Mediterranean Europe

Mediterranean Europe also offers nice weather during September which is one of the most popular times to cruise the region, as the steamy and oppressive summer weather starts to calm down. An extremely exotic and culturally rich destination in the world, Mediterranean Europe offers several breathtaking sights ranging from the ancient stone villages and radiant beaches of Portugal to the mystical eastern elegance of Turkey. A Mediterranean cruise offers everything whether it is picturesque landscapes, sumptuous cuisines or an entirely new cultural experience. During fall, temperatures are pleasantly warm, the sun is brilliant, and the crowds are much less than in July and August. Italy barge cruise offers an ultimate Mediterranean experience.

Other parts of Europe such as Prague, the capital of Czech Republic situated near Germany and Austria are also attractive destinations which can be comfortably cruised during fall.

Many people agree that September is one of the best months for cruising Europe. The weather’s gorgeous and you’ll have an easier time getting into main attractions.

Tourist information offices normally stay open year-round, but have shorter hours in the winter. Opening times are less predictable, so call ahead to double-check hours and confirm your plans!

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The Portuguese UNESCO City of Sintra

Tourist are Welcomed by Sintra

sintraThe beautiful city of Sintra is just what anyone needs to give them a feel of romanticism and feel refreshed for days to come. This romantic city gives off an aura of uniqueness and individuality. Perhaps, many tourists enjoy returning to Sintra because of these qualities
The Royal Palace is undoubtedly the dominant architectural feature of Sintra, situated in the center of the town. Probably constructed on the site of the Moorish Alcazar, its buildings result from two main periods (15th-16th centuries). The interior contains much painted and tiled decoration, but one of the most important features is the facing with tiles (azulejos ), the finest example of this Mudejar technique on the Iberian Peninsula.

Choose Romantic Features to View

Sintra is well known for its romantic architecture after Ferdinand II decided to transform a ruined monastery into a romantic castle. The castle featured many styles, Renaissance, Moorish, and Egyptian. Ferdinand II is well known for his incredible work and will forever be remembered by the town of Sintra where he put his mark. There is something for every visitor to catch each eye laid on the beautiful masterpiece. The interesting parks took over the scenery with elegant beauty that formed a visual with exotic and local tree species.

Other structures, built along the same lines in the surrounding area, created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe.

Duoro Cruise

Located between Lisbon and Oporto, a visit to Sintra can be made as a pre or post Douro Cruise visit. We offer several cruise lines with cruises ranging from 5 – 7 nights on the Douro River.

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