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Select one of these 25 highly-recommended 8-day Rhine River tours. Explore worry-free with your bilingual guide on a small group or private Rhine River tour where you will enjoy cruises, river cruises, luxury, wine tasting, and biking during the day and stay in hotels with decidedly local flavor at night. Our 8-day Rhine River trips and vacation packages range from $2,680 to $10,499. Contact one of Adventure Life's Rhine River travel specialists for help planning every detail of your dream trip. 
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$4,545
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Crystal
  • Enjoy Europe’s Rhine river
  • Explore Amsterdam’s canals
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Admire some of the most charming towns of central Europe and cruise along the Rhine. Explore the canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s famous cathedral, tour Heidelberg Castle, relax in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden and stroll through romantic Strasbourg. Throughout the journey, relax …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$2,999
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Tour the Kaysersberg village
  • Wander through historic Strasbourg
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Boppard
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the legendary Rhine on a cruise aboard the S.S. Antoinette. Each bend of the river reveals the spires of historic churches and castles, while vines climb the beautiful hills. Marksburg Castle is one of the few castles on the Rhine that has never been …
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Explore Basel
$3,995
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Rhine Christmas Markets

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jasper
  • Discover La Petite France
  • Visit charming Baden-Baden
  • Uncover the history of Heidelberg
  • Explore amazing Koblenz
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as the ship cruises along the Rhine. Visit charming Strasbourg, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and Heidelberg Castle, discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine …
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Explore the historic old town Koblenz
$3,099
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Rhine Holiday Markets

Basel to Cologne - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Visit Basel’s Christmas Market.
  • Tour to Doktorenhof vinegar estate
  • Wander through Mainz’s Old Town
  • Walk through the Cologne Old Town
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Cologne
Activities:
Christmas Market, Festivals, Local Market, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise is the best way to discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sipvin chaudand stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that …
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Historic old town Strasbourg
$4,126
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Rhine Highlights

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Ruby
  • Discover history of Heidelberg
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • See Europe’s beautiful rivers
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of Europe as you cruise along the Rhine. Discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s markets and Heidelberg Castle, visit the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and the charming Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, you …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Bike along Rüdesheim
  • Visit Strasbourg’s Christmas Market
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Spring flowers in Mannheim
$4,745
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jasper
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s famous canals
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
  • Enjoy Europe’s beautiful rivers
  • Stroll through Cologne
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of old European towns and cruise along the Rhine. Discover the winding canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s soaring Cathedral, wander Heidelberg Castle, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and …
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Koblenz at night
$4,295
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Rhine Highlights

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Wander Amsterdam’s canals
  • Cruise Europe’s beautiful rivers
  • Admire Cologne's cathedral
  • Discover historic Heidelberg
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover some of the most charming towns of Europe as you cruise along the Rhine. Wander the winding canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s sky-scraping cathedral, explore Heidelberg Castle, relax in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and visit romantic Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, …
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Amsterdam is known for its citizens' love for bikes!
$3,995
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Rhine Christmas Markets

Zurich to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • Visit Cologne
  • Discover Koblenz
  • Stroll through Strasbourg
Starts/ Ends in:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as you cruise along the Rhine. Visit charming Strasbourg, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and Heidelberg Castle. Marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and discover the canals of Amsterdam. …
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Cologne, Germany
$4,595
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Rhine Highlights

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jewel
  • Enjoy Europe’s beautiful rivers
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Explore Amsterdam’s canals
  • Discover history of Heidelberg
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Relax in charming old European towns as you cruise along the Rhine. Explore the winding canals of Amsterdam, marvel at Cologne’s soaring Cathedral, soak in the natural beauty of the Rhine Gorge, wander Heidelberg Castle, visit quaint Strasbourg, and relax in the spa resort town of …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Cruise through Amsterdam
  • Tour Cologne, Germany
  • Visit Rüdesheim
  • Explore Strasbourg, France
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River cruise on the MS Amacerto that takes you through the fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region.Visit Heidelberg and Cologne, …
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Fields of tulips stretch as far as the eye can see
$2,695
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Tulips and the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Luna
  • Discover the charming Koblenz
  • Admire vast fields of tulips
  • Discover the beauty of Strasbourg
  • Tour Heidelberg Castle
Starts/ Ends in:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join an enchanting cruise along the beautiful and storied Rhine river. Begin your journey in Switzerland, where you can explore the cultural hub of Zurich before boarding your ship. Cruise to Breisach, known for its cuckoo clocks and the live oompah bands. Visit a Black Forest village and …
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River through Koblenz Germany
$2,680
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From Basel to Amsterdam: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Symphonie
  • Visit the spectacular Rhine Falls
  • Enjoy a free morning in Breisach
  • Admire the wine-growing region
  • Explore the Gutenberg Museum
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Basel to Amsterdam, embark on an authentic and historically rich cruise on the MS Symphonie. Admire the Rhine Falls before exploring historic landmarks in locations like Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which tells a story from a …
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Romantic evening light over Basel
$2,999
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard River Queen
  • Tour to the Kaysersberg village.
  • Visit the historic town Strasbourg.
  • Explore beautiful Marksburg Castle.
  • Walk through the Town of Cologne
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine in a unique with the River Queen. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an …
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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,299
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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Stroll through the romantic streets of Amsterdam
$3,299
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMora
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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View of Strasbourg city
$3,199
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy optional excursions
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Explore Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a tour of Amsterdam’s legendary canals, lined with narrow buildings, cafes, and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you cruise the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and …
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Strasbourg
$3,899
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasiena
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy bike tours and wine tastings
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Join a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 8 days crusing along the romantic Rhine through four European countries, aboard the luxurious MS Amasiena. On this journey tour the famous canals of Amsterdam,and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you …
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