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Explore Rhine River on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Strasbourg, Cologne, Basel, Rudesheim, and Koblenz, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Rhine River on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to Rhine River start at $1,999 for a trip of 5 to 13 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Rhine River and our team of Rhine River travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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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 Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
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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Spring flowers in Mannheim
$4,545
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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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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 Cruise, 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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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$5,589
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Admire views of the Lake Como
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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Cruise the Rhine through Cologne
$4,939
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMora
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Admire views of the Lake Como
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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$3,499
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Rhine & Moselle

Strasbourg to Frankfurt - 10 Day Itinerary aboard River Queen
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Experience historic Speyer
  • Explore Cochem’s castles
  • Let Moselle and Rhine captivate you
Starts/ Ends in:
Strasbourg / Frankfurt
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. SeeStrasbourg, a dynamic city that has changed its nationality four times, has a lot to offer.Savor a one-of-a-kind experience in historic Speyer, …
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Bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands
$4,545
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jade
  • Explore harbor city Amsterdam
  • View the Drachenburg Castle
  • Discover history of Heidelberg
  • Enjoy Europe’s beautiful rivers
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover this beautiful land starting in Amsterdam. From here your luxury all-inclusive cruise will take you through beautiful stretches of the Rhine, punctuated by timeless little towns that still exude the romance of days long past. Take in Koblenz, delight in the charm of Cochem, explore …
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Stroll along the canals of Dusseldorf
$3,695
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Treasures of the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jewel
  • Visit the old town of Bamberg
  • Enjoy cable car ride in Rüdesheim
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • Visit the amazing city of Würzburg
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your wonderful river cruise begins with a tour of Bavaria, beginning in the picturesque city of Nuremberg, where Scenic Freechoice invites you to explore the city’s medieval architecture with an expert and to visit the moving sites of WWII. This incredible journey ends in the cosmopolitan …
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$4,299
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Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden - Frankfurt - 12 Day Itinerary aboard River Queen
  • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Cruise along Moselle & Rhine rivers
  • See Germany’s oldest town - Trier
Starts/ Ends in:
Strasbourg / Frankfurt
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. Discover Baden-Baden, a city so stunning that they named it twice.Visit Strasbourg, a dynamic city that has changed its nationality four times, …
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Explore Basel
$1,999
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Imagery II
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore cozy Christmas markets
  • Tour historic Heidelberg Castle
  • Visit the Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
FromSwitzerland and takes you down the Rhine River to France and Germany, with beautiful passing views and quaint villages festively lit and decorated—a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your ship in Basel, Switzerland, then stop in Breisach, considered the gateway …
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Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam
$1,999
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A Taste of Rhine

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Artistry II
  • Join the Guided Canal Cruise
  • Take a Guided Walk of Cologne
  • Cruise through Rhine George
  • Visit the Mechanical Music Museum
Starts/ Ends in:
Frankfurt / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Get the perfect view of Germany’s Rhine River with a sample of its charms from Frankfurt to Amsterdam.Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or enjoy your free time exploring Koblenz.Take a Guided Walk of Cologne visiting the famoustwin-steepled gothic …
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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$1,999
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore cozy Christmas markets
  • Visit historic Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour the Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your comfortable ship in Basel and set sail fromSwitzerland to France and Germany. With beautiful passing views and quaint villages festively lit and decorated, this is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Breisach, …
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Enjoy a tranquil stroll in Amsterdam
$2,049
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A Taste of Rhine (Northbound)

5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Imagery II
  • Join the Guided Canal Cruise
  • Take a Guided Walk of Cologne
  • Cruise through Rhine George
  • Visit the Mechanical Music Museum
Starts/ Ends in:
Frankfurt / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover extraordinary destinations in Germany and Holland on this Rhine River cruise to sample local charms and traditions from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Sail through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim—the Rhine Valley’s wonderful wine country. Hear the sounds of …
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