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Grand Cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland

Cruise down through Switzerland, France and Germany on an extended adventure down the Rhine and embark on 16 included tours to a variety of stunning locations.

Guests enjoy jaw-dropping views passing by right outside their window from their 5-river vessel, alongside a variety of tours, excursions and demonstrations provided by the Riviera team.

This river cruise is extended across a longer period in order to ensure thorough coverage of all areas of interest – guests are provided with an all-inclusive experience; featuring meals, excursions, free Wifi and the option of the Free Superior drinks package.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS George Eliot
  • Duration: 17 Nights
  • Departure: May, June, August
£4,949pp
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Grand Cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland Cruise Itinerary

This unique experience conducts guests through Switzerland’s finest points of interest, from regal cities to sleepy towns for a ‘slice of life’ experience. Other moments can be spent cruising down the magnificent Rhine – featuring a trip through the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge.

Day 1

Basel

Begin your adventure in Basel – enjoy a warm welcome onto your 5-star floating hotel.

Day 2

Lucerne / Bernese Oberland

This morning, discover Lucerne on foot with a guided tour. After, you’ll catch the Bernese Oberland rail journey into the Alps.

Day 3

Breisach / The Black Forest & Titisee

Today we sail to the ancient town of Breisach – where you’ll have a front-row seat to the impressive Saint Stephen’s Cathedral.

After, drive through the stunning Black Forest Mountains on the way to Titisee.

Day 4

Strasbourg

Today brings you on a guided tour of Strasbourg – followed by an afternoon of scenic cruising.

Day 5

Speyer

Spend the day exploring Speyer on a guided tour, which includes the spectacular UNESCO-designated Imperial Cathedral.

After enjoying a special Captain’s Dinner on-board, guests may wish to wander ashore for a pre-emptive exploration of Rudesheim.

Day 6

Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Koblenz

Included today is a walking tour of Rudesheim, scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge, guided tour of Koblenz and a live folk music performance on-board.

Day 7

Cologne

Guests enjoy a leisurely morning on-board during a scenic sailing to Cologne. Upon arrival, enjoy free time to explore.

Day 8

Cologne

Enjoy a day at leisure in Cologne to explore as you please.

Day 9

Cologne

Today takes you on a guided walking tour of Cologne. Afterwards, enjoy some free time before returning to the ship.

Day 10

Andernach & Boppard

In the historical Andernach, you’ll enjoy a guided tour before rejoining your ship for a lunch coupled with scenic sailing. After arriving in Boppard, enjoy some time at leisure to explore under your own steam.

Day 11

Rhine Gorge & Rudesheim

Today, you’ll enjoy another chance to view the spectacular Rhine Gorge and more free time to explore Rudesheim.

Day 12

Mainz

This morning will be spent on a guided tour of Mainz- followed by an afternoon sailing on the way to Miltenberg.

Day 13

Miltenberg / Wertheim

Enjoy a guided tour of the medieval village of Miltenberg before joining your ship and continuing down the Main river to Wertheim. Upon arrival, you’ll embark on a walking tour alongside an expert guide.

Day 14

Wurzburg

After a leisurely morning sailing, enjoy a guided tour of Wurzburg – including the UNESCO-designated baroque palace, the Residenz.

Day 15

Rothenburg / Ochsenfurt

This morning takes you for a leisurely drive on the Romantic Road, a short visit to Rothenberg and an afternoon guided tour of Ochsenfurt.

Day 16

Bamberg

Savour a morning of scenic sailing on the way to the scenic Bamberg – where you’ll tour alongside a local guide.

This evening, after the Captain’s Gala Dinner, enjoy a performance of traditional Barvarian folk music.

Day 17

Nuremberg

Upon arriving at Nuremberg, explore its highlights on a guided tour before enjoying some free time to wander at leisure.

Day 18

Return Home

Wave goodbye to your ship and begin your journey home.

Day 1

Nuremberg

Begin your adventure in Nuremberg – enjoy a warm welcome onto your 5-star floating hotel.

Day 2

Nuremberg

Upon arriving at Nuremberg, explore its highlights on a guided tour before enjoying some free time to wander at leisure.

Day 3

Bamberg

Savour a morning of scenic sailing on the way to the scenic Bamberg – where you’ll tour alongside a local guide.

This evening, after the Captain’s Gala Dinner, enjoy a performance of traditional Barvarian folk music.

Day 4

Rothenburg / Ochsenfurt

This morning takes you for a leisurely drive on the Romantic Road, a short visit to Rothenberg and an afternoon guided tour of Ochsenfurt.

Day 5

Wurzburg

After a leisurely morning sailing, enjoy a guided tour of Wurzburg – including the UNESCO-designated baroque palace, the Residenz.

Day 6

Miltenberg / Wertheim

Enjoy a guided tour of the medieval village of Miltenberg before joining your ship and continuing down the Main river to Wertheim. Upon arrival, you’ll embark on a walking tour alongside an expert guide.

Day 7

Mainz

This morning will be spent on a guided tour of Mainz- followed by an afternoon sailing on the way to Miltenberg.

Day 8

Rhine Gorge & Rudesheim

Today, you’ll enjoy another chance to view the spectacular Rhine Gorge and more free time to explore Rudesheim.

Day 9

Andernach & Boppard

In the historical Andernach, you’ll enjoy a guided tour before rejoining your ship for a lunch coupled with scenic sailing. After arriving in Boppard, enjoy some time at leisure to explore under your own steam.

Day 10

Cologne

Today takes you on a guided walking tour of Cologne. Afterwards, enjoy some free time before returning to the ship.

Day 11

Cologne

Enjoy a day at leisure in Cologne to explore as you please.

Day 12

Cologne

Guests enjoy a leisurely morning on-board during a scenic sailing to Cologne. Upon arrival, enjoy free time to explore.

Day 13

Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Koblenz

Included today is a walking tour of Rudesheim, scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge, guided tour of Koblenz and a live folk music performance on-board.

Day 14

Speyer

Spend the day exploring Speyer on a guided tour, which includes the spectacular UNESCO-designated Imperial Cathedral.

After enjoying a special Captain’s Dinner on-board, guests may wish to wander ashore for a pre-emptive exploration of Rudesheim.

Day 15

Strasbourg

Today brings you on a guided tour of Strasbourg – followed by an afternoon of scenic cruising.

Day 16

Breisach / The Black Forest & Titisee

Today we sail to the ancient town of Breisach – where you’ll have a front-row seat to the impressive Saint Stephen’s Cathedral.

After, drive through the stunning Black Forest Mountains on the way to Titisee.

Day 17

Lucerne / Bernese Oberland

This morning, discover Lucerne on foot with a guided tour. After, you’ll catch the Bernese Oberland rail journey into the Alps.

Day 18

Return Home

Wave goodbye to your ship and begin your journey home.

Grand Cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland Cruise Ships

MS George Eliot

Enjoy boutique-hotel luxury interiors aboard the MS George Eliot with elegant styling and detailing. Seventy guest suites guarantee an intimate and memorable voyage with award-winning cuisine and every modern amenity and comfort.

Splash Pool
Bistro with Open Kitchen
70 Suites

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Grand Cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland Deals

Guests enjoy adventuring across the Rhine

17 Nights
May, June, August

Grand Cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland

  • Basel
  • Lucerne / Bernese Oberland
  • Breisach / The Black Forest & Titisee
  • Strasbourg
  • Speyer
  • Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Koblenz
  • Cologne
  • Andernach & Boppard
  • Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim
  • Mainz
  • Miltenberg / Wertheim
  • Würzburg
  • Rothenburg / Ochsenfurt
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Return Home
£4,949pp Est. Price per person
  • MS George Eliot  

Grand Cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland Cruise Review

“I had an excellent time; it was just the lengthy travelling experience I was craving. The MS George Eliot was a lovely ship – very spacious and modern.”

Ellie Taylor, London

Grand Cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland FAQs

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

Is there a ‘Superior Drinks Package’?

Riviera Travel provides a free Superior Drinks package on all European river cruises.

Where are departures available from?

For this cruise, flights are available from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London Heathrow and Manchester airports.

What is the ‘Happiness Guarantee’?

Riviera Travel offers a Happiness Guarantee – if you’re not happy by day two of your getaway, we’ll bring you home with a full refund.

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