I have traveled all over the word by all different means. River cruises are the way to go! I recently enjoyed one in Egypt on the Nile. You get to visit beautiful temples and sacred sites along with other places like papryrus, perfume and gift shops.
You sleep and eat on the riverboat and are guided in each day's activities by a professional.
The riverboat cruise from Paris to the south of France took me through the beautiful region of Provence.
Look into river cruises and enjoy this beautiful planet