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Gastronomy of Switzerland and the Rhine

As if the Rhine wasn’t captivating enough, now you can sail this scenic river with a fabulous gourmet twist. The Gastronomy of Switzerland and the Rhine River Cruise combine enchanting views with glorious gourmet flavours, the perfect partnership.

Hand-picked specialities like famous Swiss mountain cheeses and indulgent Black Forest Gateau showcase some of the best regional and local cuisines. A selection of the world’s finest wines complements the menu and the stunning scenery.

This is a culinary adventure for food and wine lovers with shore excursions meeting vintners, and artisan producers delighted to share their passion for exceptional food and wine. Experience the authentic flavours of the Rhine for a memorable voyage.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS Geoffrey Chaucer + 2 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: May 2025
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Gastronomy of Switzerland and the Rhine Cruise Itinerary

Embark on a voyage that is as much a feast for the tastebuds as well as the soul. This epic 7- night gastronomic adventure combines some of Europe’s most stunning locations with gourmet cuisine, world-famous wines, and the stunning scenery of Europe’s legendary Rhine River, including the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Enjoy comfort and relaxation aboard your luxury cruiser with elegantly appointed suites and gourmet dining that perfectly mirrors your location on the river.

Day 1


Arrive in Basel and board your luxury river cruiser, home for the next eight days. Enjoy a taste of culinary heaven with your first dinner on board in our stylish restaurant.

Day 2

Lucerne & Stanserhorn

Head to the peak of Stanserhorn by cable car for a taste of fresh mountain air with amazing Alpine views. Dine at the legendary revolving mountain-top restaurant with speciality dishes, followed by a guided walk around Lucerne in the afternoon.

Day 3

Breisach & The Black Forest

Stroll the historic streets of Breisach with its impressive cathedral. Later, enjoy a tour through the Black Forest mountains, famous for their immense beauty as well as luxurious gateau. An evening performance of live music is the perfect end to the day.

Day 4


Enjoy a walking tour of old Strasbourg, the heart of this picturesque 16th-century town with its spectacular Gothic cathedral. Enjoy famous Alsace treats like tarte flambee and Munster cheese, followed by an afternoon’s scenic cruising.

Day 5


Discover the fascinating history of vinegar with a tour of a local cellar, complete with tasting or explore Speyer, with its historic sites and landmarks. The afternoon is dedicated to scenic sailing, followed by a cruise highlight, the Captain’s Dinner.

Day 6

Rüdesheim, Rhine Gorge & Koblenz

Wine enthusiasts will love the pretty terraced vineyards of Rüdesheim and its famous Riesling on a land train tour. The afternoon is dedicated to the spectacular scenery of the Rhine Gorge before your cruise arrives in picturesque and historic Koblenz.

Day 7


A leisurely morning sail takes guests to Cologne, a historic and fascinating city with a dedicated museum just for choccophiles. Enjoy the freedom of the city during the afternoon with a visit to the stunning cathedral and a gourmet last-night dinner.

Day 8


Disembark your luxury cruiser and spend another day exploring Cologne before transferring to the airport for your flight home or travel to Brussels for the Eurostar Service to London St. Pancras International.

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Explore the Cultural Cuisines of the Rhine River Valley with Crui.se

7 Nights
May 2025

Gastronomy of Switzerland and the Rhine

  • Basel
  • Breisach & Black Forest
  • Cologne
  • Lucerne & Stanserhorn
  • Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge & Koblenz
  • Speyer
  • Strasbourg
£2,299pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Geoffrey Chauncer + 2 more ships  

Gastronomy of Switzerland and the Rhine Cruise Review

We’ve cruised the Rhine several times and wanted to do something different. This cruise offers a more unusual dimension, plus who isn’t going to love a focus on great food and wine! You don’t need to be a foodie to enjoy this trip. The tour excursions and locations perfectly match the on board menu, which is second to none plus, there are plenty of regular walking and motor tours to the best attractions. This is a great cruise; the vessel is fantastic, luxurious, and comfortable. Be prepared to book a gym membership when you get back!”

Michael and Mags, South Shields

Gastronomy of Switzerland and the Rhine FAQs

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Is Wi-Fi available on board?

Complementary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship. Guests should note that speeds can vary due to weather conditions, landscape, and terrain.

I have some mobility restrictions. Is this tour appropriate for me?

Talk to one of our friendly reservations team, and we can discuss your specific requirements and make sure this is the right cruise for you. We’ll discuss cabin choice and shore excursions in detail.

I am on a restricted diet; will the chefs be able to accommodate my requirements on a gourmet cruise?

Our gourmet chefs pride themselves on fresh menus daily and adapt cuisine to suit the region and availability of local produce so they can easily tailor dishes for guests on a restricted diet. A wide selection of vegan and vegetarian options is always available at every mealtime.

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