Where flowers bloom, springtime in Europe brings refreshing experiences and breathtaking views of picturesque scenery. Explore the many destinations by sailing with us throughout Europe during this delightful season.
Soar to New Heights
Spring is the ideal time for our guided hikes that allow you to venture further into destinations while enveloping yourself in the season of rebirth and renewal. Hike to the ruined fortress in Dürnstein, Austria, where Richard the Lionheart was once held, trek among the spectacular rock formations at Belogradchik — one of Bulgaria’s natural wonders — or ascend the steep Ravenna Gorge in Germany’s storybook Black Forest.
Feel the Wind in Your Hair
Sunshine and gentle breezes perfectly set the scene for our guided biking tours as well. Pedal to the idyllic village of Kinderdijk, Netherlands, with its historic UNESCO-designated windmills; cycle past Roman relics in Trier along Germany’s Moselle River; or bike through Strasbourg, France’s romantic Parc de l’Orangérie and watch as the sunlight flickers through the leafy arches of the pergola.
Admire Fresh Blooms
The Netherlands’ famous rows of tulips are at their most brilliant in April, while Austria, France and Germany are pretty in pink with jubilant spring cherry blossoms adorning local trees. Portuguese trees also bloom with white and pink almond blossoms during spring.
Spargel and Strawberry Fever
Fresh white asparagus, known as spargel throughout Germany, creates a craze throughout many European countries, including Austria, France and the Netherlands, from April through June. In addition to creating exquisite dishes like asparagus risotto, our expert chefs will prepare delights made with fresh seasonal strawberries while sailing through Austria, France and Portugal during spring.
Engage in Local Traditions
European cities such as Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary typically host festive Easter Markets with seasonal delicacies, beautifully painted Easter eggs and other homemade crafts. Check the cities’ tourism sites for more information.