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Cruise with your mates, 7 cities that offer picturesque views from the water

Take in the sights while floating on the water with your mates, head to these seven cities for some picturesque river cruises.

1. Bangkok, Thailand"We visited Wat Pho temple and enjoyed a river cruise.."

Lastminute.com reviewer Ella Molbb shares, “The weather wasn't great but this didn't affect our experience. We tasted the local street food which was amazing, relaxed in the hotel and headed to Khaosan Road to see the nightlife. Activities I did: We visited Wat Pho temple and enjoyed a river cruise. We checked out the local markets and enjoyed a Thai massage. My friends liked: My favourite experience would definitely have to be the river cruise which gave us amazing views and we got to see hidden gems in Bangkok. I liked: The accommodation was amazing along with the river cruise and markets.”

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2. Melbourne, Australia"We did a cruise on the Yarra river."

Lastminute.com reviewer Hayley shares, “Food was lovely with lots of variety. Lots to do and see and the city was very clean. Places I saw: We went to an AFL game at the MCG, Carlton v Richmond. That was a great experience as we are used to watching English football. We visited the Melbourne aquarium. This was fab and good value. We also did the behind the scenes with the penguins which was amazing although not such good value as I felt we could have been a bit more hands on. We did a cruise on the Yarra river. I would advise doing the part of the boat cruise that took you down the 'garden route' though. We didn't do this but and I felt it was otherwise a bit industrial. My friends liked: We went to Charlie and the chocolate factory at Her Majesty's theatre. A fabulous show! I would definitely recommend.”

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3. Venice, Italy"I liked: The gondola ride down the grand canal."

Lastminute.com reviewer Shiva says, “We rode the gondola along the grand canal, ate gelato and lots of pizza too. My food experience: We had fried sea food in Burano. Places I saw: Grand canal for sure. My friends liked: They loved eating gelato and ice cream. I liked: The gondola ride down the grand canal.”

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4. Prague, Czech RepublicWalking from castle along the river enjoying the architecture.."

Lastminute.com reviewer Denise shares, “Weather gorgeous - food excellent and hotel. Offered free Prosecco on arrival and departure! We took Hop On Hop Off bus to see the best of Prague - Highlights Castle and Old Town Hall in the Old Town. Jazz Boat great food/music and sights! Art nouveau is beautiful! De-stressing tips: Jazz Boat dinner and Sightseeing. Walking along the riverside taking in the culture and people watching, A classical Music concert in a church near our hotel. Places I saw: Castle, OldTown Hall Tower & Council Rooms, Jazz Boat River Trip, Art Nouveau - church classical concert and walking from castle along the river enjoying the architecture and people watching! My friends liked: Views across Prague from Castle and stopping off at Villa Richter Set in castle vineyards outside the Black Tower in Panarama Pergola with a glass of wine, snacks and soaking up the view to Charles Bridge across Prague among st the grapevines!”

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5. Paris, France"We all really enjoyed the river cruise along the Seine."

Lastminute.com reviewer Paula says, “Paris lived up to our expectations. The architecture was amazing and the trips we took were enjoyable especially the river cruise. Places I saw: The Eiffel Tower was a must see. The Sacre Coeur Basilica was truly beautiful. Just walking the streets was fascinating soaking up the ambiance. The architecture was amazing and the cafes and restaurants friendly. My friends liked: We all really enjoyed the river cruise along the Seine. We saw many of the main must see buildings from a different angle and perspective. I liked: I enjoyed every minute on the trip. The meal on the Eurostar coming back made a lovely finale to the trip.”

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6. Cologne, Germany"Also take the river boat you can see the whole landscape."

Lastminute.com reviewer Rebecca shares, “The weather was beautiful and the cathedral is something you have to do if you go there! Also take the river boat you can see the whole landscape. Party river cruise. My friends liked: Walking around the town in the sun, drinking and eating curry wurst on the Rhine. I liked: The landscape, buildings and how lovely the people were.”

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7. Riga, Latvia"Went on a boat cruise which was very good value for money.."

Lastminute.com reviewer Chelsie shares, “Weather was fantastic, did lots of walking and went on a boat cruise which was very good value for money. Lots of different bars and restaurants to choose from also. Places I saw: St. Peter's church, Memorial park, The old town, House of the Blackheads, river cruise, Riga Castle, Freedom Monument. My friends liked: My friend said her favourite part of the trip was the river cruise. I liked: The weather and the easiness to see lots of different things.”

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