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Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise

Enjoy a scenic cruise filled with wonderful contrasts, including historic Heidelberg, quaint Boppard, the fascinating olde-worlde charm of medieval Strasbourg, not to mention the spectacular scenery of the famous Rhine Gorge.

Start your journey in Cologne and savour the best architecture, heritage, and history of the Rhineland as the river wends its way from Germany into France. Informative shore tours bring to life history, heritage and culture.

On board ship, guests enjoy luxurious and stylish accommodation with award-winning cuisine and fine vintages reflecting the local area. Make the most of the river views from the glorious Sun Deck and enjoy 21st-century comfort and convenience.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS George Eliot + 3 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: April 2024
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Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg Cruise Itinerary

Discover the fascinating towns and cities along the legendary Rhine River on a 7-night cruise that highlights the heritage, history, and architecture of this beautiful Rhineland region. Savour the tastes and flavours of this influential wine-making region, plus enjoy two trips through the legendary Rhine Gorge. A luxury river cruiser is the perfect travel companion with elegant suites and staterooms, gourmet cuisine, and spacious communal areas, including a glorious Sun Deck for the best riverside views.

Day 1


Step on board your five-star cruise ship moored on the banks of the Rhine in historic Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities.

Day 2

Koblenz & Boppard

Arrive in Koblenz, a romantic city dating to Roman times, with churches and historic buildings surrounded by forest-covered hillsides. Picturesque Boppard is next on the itinerary before an evening performance of Rhenish folk music on board ship.

Day 3

Rhine Gorge & Mainz

Today, sail the legendary Rhine Gorge, a cruise highlight with magical ruined castles and breathtaking scenery, before arriving in Mainz. Mainz is Germany’s wine capital, and a guided tour will reveal all, including the magnificent Romanesque cathedral.

Day 4


Heidelberg is the most picture postcard German city, untouched by the ravages of World War II. Explore this fascinating and beautiful location on an informative tour including the romantic Old Town, 14th-century university, palaces, and river bridges.

Day 5

Strasbourg & Colmar

Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region, is a complete delight, with quaint lanes lined with half-timbered houses and architecture reflecting its mixed German and French history. There is also a tour of the medieval town of Colmar.

Day 6


After a morning cruise, take a guided walking tour of Rüdesheim, a beautiful Rhine town surrounded by woodland and vine-covered slopes. In the evening, it’s time for a cruise highlight, the Captain’s Dinner.

Day 7


Early risers have another opportunity to view the remarkable Rhine Gorge before your ship berths in Cologne. A fascinating tour includes the Old Town and the twin-spired cathedral, with the chance to sample some of the city’s famous beer.

Day 8


Disembark and head to the airport or railway station to begin your journey back to the UK.

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Explore the Beautiful Rhineland through Germany and France with Crui.se

7 Nights
April 2024

Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise

  • Cologne
  • Heidelberg
  • Koblenz & Boppard
  • Rhine Gorge & Mainz
  • Rüdesheim
  • Strasbourg & Colmar
£1,514pp Est. Price per person
  • MS George Eliot + 3 more ships  

Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise Review

“Having cruised the Rhine and Danube several times, this was a bit of a voyage of discovery for us as the itinerary includes destinations you just don’t visit on other cruises. Strasbourg, in particular was fascinating and Heidelberg so very picturesque plus you pass through the Rhine Gorge not once but twice!! It’s just a little bit different but what isn’t different is the fabulous Riviera Travel cruise ship and the amazing service on board, just sheer luxury.”

Frazer and Andrea, Bury St. Edmunds

Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise FAQ

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

Is there access to all areas of the ship 24/7?

Some river cruises between Mainz and Nuremberg encounter low bridges and locks, so parts of the Sun Deck have to be closed for safety reasons. However, this cruise is unaffected by these restrictions so that guests can enjoy uninterrupted access to the Sun Deck at all times on their journey.

Is there Wi-Fi available on board the ship?

There is complementary Wi-Fi available on board all our European river cruise ships. Sometimes, connectivity can be affected by terrain or even weather events, but on the majority of our European voyages, coverage is pretty consistent and uninterrupted, meaning you can stay in touch with your friends back home.

Do I need a visa for this cruise?

UK citizens do not require a visa to enter France or Germany, but you will need a valid passport. Our friendly booking team can signpost you to the correct information if you have concerns about your travel documents. It is the responsibility of the passengers to ensure they comply with all entry and immigration requirements.

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