The Rhine not only lies at the heart of Europe, but also at the heart of river cruising. With such picturesque valleys and towns lining the riverside, what better way to discover the river's charm, than by cruising the very waterway that brings this region to life. The Rhine flows through numerous countries on its way to the North Sea passing through a blend of cultures as it goes. Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands are among those lucky enough to benefit from the treasures of such a diverse and important river. With castles, wineries and history at every bend, a cruise on the Rhine allows for an effortless sense of freedom, indulgence and local discoveries.