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Rhine River Cruises

 

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Travelling 766 miles from the Swiss Alps to Rotterdam, the majestic River Rhine is truly one of Europe’s greatest international waterways. Enshrined in the culture and literature of the six countries through which it passes, no other river in the world has so many old and famous cities on its banks. From the comfort of your first-class floating hotel, your Rhine cruise will transport you effortlessly through the most enchanting landscapes that change constantly from the gentle and placid to the most sheer and dramatic.

The twists and turns of your cruise on the River Rhine are endlessly fascinating. One moment you’re gliding past dense forests or towering valley sides that soar to more than 1,000 feet, crowned by the precarious ruins of castles that once extracted tolls from passing mariners. The next moment you’re passing steep vineyards where world-famous Riesling or Gewürztraminer wines are produced. Then there are the pretty waterfronts of riverside towns, delightful stone quaysides, spectacular locks and Oxbow lakes - long deserted by the river flow - that form wonderful havens for bird life.



Rhine River Cruises on the Riviera Travel blog

 

Cologne in Germany

Rhine River Cruise Guide


An increasingly popular river cruise choice, the Rhine’s striking scenery has long enthralled writers, composers, artists, and travellers. With its picturesque towns, romantic castles, stunning gorges, and historic cities, it’s little wonder that cruising the Rhine is a popular, year-round holiday that offers something different in every season.

 

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Our Rhine river cruises

Canals boats docked besides canal path in front of narrow houses | Amsterdam, Netherlands
8 days starting from £1779pp 
Floriade Expo included for 2022
Budapest Chain Bridge over the Danube | Budapest, Hungary
(406 reviews)
15 days starting from £2669pp 
2022 DATES ON SALE NOW
Romantic road with cobbled streets and colourful half-timber buildings | Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
(201 reviews)
8 days starting from £1879pp 
2021 Offers Available
Half-timber buildings alongside the canal with flowers | Strasbourg, France
(397 reviews)
8 days starting from £1589pp 
2022 DATES ON SALE NOW
La Petite Venise with flowers lining canal walkway besides half-timber buildings | Colmar, France | Solo Travellers
(397 reviews)
8 days starting from £1609pp 
2021 DATES ON SALE NOW
Illuminated Cologne cathedral and bridge over the river during the evening | Cologne, Germany
(329 reviews)
8 days starting from £1569pp 
2022 DATES ON SALE NOW
View of Cochem waterfront and Cochem Castle from Moselle river | Cochem, Germany | Solo Travellers
8 days starting from £2119pp 
SELECTED 2021 & 2022 DEPARTURES
Covered wooden Chapel Bridge lined with floral hanging baskets over river Reuss | Lucerne, Switzerland
(1176 reviews)
8 days starting from £1569pp 
2022 DATES ON SALE NOW
Colourful houses and the Lucerne Jesuit Church along the Reuss river bank | Lucerne, Switzerland | Solo Travellers
8 days starting from £2649pp 
NEW SOLO CRUISE FOR 2021
River flowing through Colmar, lined by half-timber buildings and plants | Colmar, France
(1176 reviews)
11 days starting from £2788pp 
2022 DATES ON SALE NOW
Aerial view of illuminated Cologne with the Hohenzollern Bridge leading to Cologne Cathedral | Cologne, Germany
(150 reviews)
5 days starting from £649pp 
2021 DATES ON SALE NOW
Snow capped plants on the bank of the river with half timber buildings | Strasbourg, France
8 days starting from £1989pp 
NEW RIVER CRUISE FOR 2021
Frankfurt Aldstadt Old Town | New Year Rhine Cruise
6 days starting from £1429pp 
NEW RIVER CRUISE FOR 2021

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