Rhine River Cruise
The Rhine River is one of Europe’s most legendary rivers. Flowing from the Swiss Alps of Switzerland, through Germany, and to Holland’s North Sea, the Rhine River is most famous for its legendary Lorelei rock and the imposing medieval castles that line its banks. Sail through cities like Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, & Basel on a Rhine river cruise.
Holland’s capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh. There is no better way to see the city than by canal boat, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”.
Cologne is one of Germany’s largest cities, with a river skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum located next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs!
Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business center of the Middle Rhine region. The dramatic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rüdesheim, explore the Drosselgasse, the town’s cultural heart, loaded with beautifully decorated restaurants, open-air wine gardens, and massive souvenir shops or Siefgried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Situated on the left bank of the Rhine, opposite the mouth of the Main River, Mainz is Germany’s largest and most important wine town. Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, was born here and you can visit the Gutenberg Museum. Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town. It has a romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town.
Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. Noteworthy sights are the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely la Petite France district, Place Kléber, and Place Gutenberg with the statue of the inventor of the printing press.
Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest region, an area of unrivaled natural beauty with its forests of thick pine trees.
Basel Switzerland is among the most important cultural centers of Switzerland. The city comprises a large number of theatres and many museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts with the world’s oldest art collection accessible to the public.
Cruises also run the reverse route and pre or post city stays can be added to extend your vacation.
Additional river cruises that include the Rhine River with other rivers, such as the Moselle, Main and Danube are also available.