Experience the stunning vistas and breathtaking scenery along the Rhine River. From the Alpine section with its beautiful mountains and vineyards to the middle Rhine’s fairy tale castles and winding gorge, every moment on the cruise offers a backdrop of natural beauty.
Explore the many famous cities that line the banks of the Rhine River. These cities have played significant roles in history and offer a unique blend of culture, art, and architecture. From Cologne’s medieval charm to Koblenz’s picturesque streets, each destination has its own story to tell.
Choose from a range of cruise itineraries that suit your preferences. Whether you prefer a shorter eight-day cruise or a longer voyage that combines the Rhine with the Danube or Douro rivers, there are options to cater to different interests and schedules.
Embark on a remarkable journey along the Rhine River, one of Europe’s most historic waterways and the longest river in Germany. Discover this iconic river’s captivating beauty and rich heritage as you sail through picturesque landscapes and visit famous cities like Basel, Strasbourg, Cologne, and Amsterdam.
*This is an example itinerary of one of many of our Rhine river cruises. We have a huge selection of river routes, cruise lines, and ships. Speak to our crui.se advisor today to find your perfect Rhine river cruise
Check in at the port and settle into your comfortable accommodations on the cruise ship, where attentive staff will be ready to assist you throughout your voyage.
This cruise lingers in Amsterdam as there is so much to see and do. Your itinerary includes a glass-top canal boat tour through the city’s medieval centre past ancient Patrician houses steeped in centuries of history and culture. There is also a guided bike tour to Waterland past pretty villages, traditional windmills and tulip fields.
One of the oldest cities in Germany, Cologne is steeped in heritage and is known as the metropolis on the Rhine. Passengers can enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town, where history sits cheek by jowl with art and culture and the pretty, quaint houses are interspersed with coffee houses and Cologne’s world-famous Bier Kellers bars serving the ultimate in delicious coffee, pastries and alcoholic beverages. Hit the significant landmarks like the Cathedral, Cologne Zoo or the internationally-renowned Chocolate Museum, one of Germany’s top ten attractions.
Koblenz has come to encapsulate the fairy tale dream of a classic Rhine destination. With a long history and a strategic position at the confluence of two rivers, known as ‘German Corner’, the Rhine and the Moselle produce a unique cultural fusion with pretty narrow streets and Stolzenfels Castle, an icon of Prussian art and culture. Koblenz is the gateway to the beautiful Rhine Gorge and Rhine Valley, where romantic castles tower over the water, surrounded by half-timbered medieval villages.
This inspiring and idyllic location is a UNESCO City of Literature, and a guided tour of the town will quickly explain why. Inspiring writers as diverse as Goethe and Mark Twain, there is a rich history to discover, including Germany’s oldest and most prestigious University. Heidelberg was spared allied bombing during the two world wars of the 20th century, so this romantic city has survived remarkably intact.
After docking at Kehl, a coach transfers passengers to the picturesque town of Strasbourg, with cobbled squares and timbered houses crammed together in the narrow medieval streets. The old town has UNESCO World Heritage-listed status, with the idyllic scenery around Petite France a must-see. A guided walking tour covers the main sights and lasts a couple of hours, with passengers free to explore the city for the rest of the day.
Freiburg is the Capital of the Black Forest and sits right at the foot of the Forest’s wooded slopes and vineyards. Visit the medieval Altstadt with gabled townhouses, cobblestone lanes and pretty plazas like something out of a storybook.
Basel is Switzerland’s third largest city and oldest University city, with a remarkable 40 museums, the highest number in the country. There is an inviting mix of modern architecture, a beautiful old town and your last chance to savour some fabulous views of the Rhine as you disembark for your flight home.
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With our Rhine River cruise holiday deals, you can immerse yourself in stunning landscapes, mediaeval castles, and charming villages. Cruising the Rhine River immerses you in Europe’s enchanting landscapes; see breathtaking scenery, mediaeval castles, and charming villages as you travel through Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Unforgettable moments await among natural beauty and cultural wonders!
Meander down the Rhine with Crui.se
Donna, Crui.se Expert
Embarking on a Rhine cruise is an unforgettable journey. The Rhine River offers breathtaking views, diverse cultures, and a rich blend of history and beauty. With the Swiss Alps as a stunning backdrop, Eastern Europe to explore, and the charm of the Middle Rhine region, a Rhine cruise is an extraordinary experience aboard a luxurious ship.
From the deck, the Swiss Alps captivate with their majestic presence, creating a picturesque scene. As we ventured into Eastern Europe, the deck became a front-row seat to the vibrant cities and charming towns that line the Rhine River. Vienna’s liveliness and Budapest’s architectural wonders were memorable highlights.