The World’s Great River Journeys
Nick Dalton and Deborah Stone
Journeying by river provides the perfect opportunity to discover new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. Presented here are 50 remarkable and memorable trips chosen because of the stunning scenery they pass through as well as the historic and cultural sites that can be visited from side excursions. Some cover lengthy trips such as a cruise on the Danube that passes through ten countries from its source before emptying into the Black Sea; others are shorter but have a strong, unifying theme, such as Portugal’s Douro River that was built on viticulture. In Southeast Asia, the leisurely pace of a river trip along the Yangtze, Mekong or Ayeryawaddy Rivers allows time to take in the ancient cultures and exotic landscapes.
Beautiful countryside, wine-rich valleys and dramatic gorges are the highlights of a river journey; the scenery is constant and ever changing. But as well as the natural wonders, there are also remarkable man-made engineering feats to experience as you pass through intricate lock systems or under state-of-the-art bridges.
All the important landmarks and cities, scenery and architecture are described for each journey, and each one is illustrated with a route map.
Deborah Stone is an award-winning cruise writer who has contributed to the travel pages of many British national newspapers and magazines. She has also written guidebooks to the UK, and enjoys walking the River Thames path as well as getting away to the coast.
Nick Dalton is a travel journalist who specialises in writing about cruises for a number of publications including The Times. He has written various guidebooks and when he is not on a cruise ship he can often be found skiing – which he also regularly writes about.
Specifications • 260 x 215 mm (10¼ x 8½”) • 208 pages • 46,000 words • c170 photographs + 50 route maps
• ISBN 978-1-912081-94-3
• £25.00 (UK), A$49.99 (Australia), hardback with dust-jacket