This summer sees the release of the ‘River Cruise Collection’ from tour wholesaler ICT.
The portfolio of river cruises is featured in a brand-new dedicated brochure which aims to inspire coach and tour operators to adopt this growing means of touring within their annual programme and highlight the broad selection of tempting possibilities available for groups on European waterways.
On the Loire options include a classic cruise or an easy-level biking cruise for the ultimate experience in this part of France. The combined Dordogne & Garonne river cruise offers exceptional scenic touring and the bonus of departing and returning from the world’s wine capital of Bordeaux. The selection along the Danube includes an extension to the depths of the Danube Delta, a hotspot for nature lovers. The Seine sparks scenes from the Impressionist artistic movement, a specially themed cruise on this topic offers onboard presentations to further guests understanding. The Rhône and the Saône known for their gastronomy and wine tasting presents ample opportunities for atmospheric tastings and onboard regional cuisine to compliment the journey. On the Dutch waterways, the suggestion is to time the trip to perfection when the bulb-fields are in bloom so that Keukenhof Gardens can make it onto your itinerary, the event lasts from 21st March to 19th May in 2019. For those not looking for a full-blown river cruise there is the option of a floating hotel in Paris, Amsterdam and even Venice! Floating hotels still offer a full board service, docked in the heart of the city with optional excursions or reduced navigation – a sure consideration for a city break.
The selection of sample itineraries across the board really bring to light the spectacular variety that could be worth considering. The ICT team advise to use the brochure as a means of inspiration and endeavour to find the perfect river cruise to match coach operators’ requirements.
Managing Director, Peter Stratton commented “We are delighted with our river cruise collection; we have often featured a great river cruise product in the past and now wanted to strengthen and highlight what we can offer today. Look through our dedicated river cruise brochure, teeming with inspiration, our team will then be on hand to guide you through the whole process”.
ICT has teamed up with old and new suppliers for this venture, carefully selecting those best suited to the UK coach operator market. The Dutch cruise carrier Trans River Line offers an intimate and great value cruise experience that has always proved popular with the British market; Amadeus has been enlisted for that home-away-from-home feeling with attention to detail on every aspect of comfort and exploration; and CroisiEurope feature heaviest of all with its unbeatable breadth of affordable destinations and innovative product, with some excellent choices for those wanting to let their tour stand out from the competition. Indeed, there is the additional benefit of having a complimentary guide to accompany your coach on one touring day with any CroisiEurope cruise booked through ICT.
You can also visit www.ictgrouptravel.com to search for further coach tours in the 2019/2020 season.