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Live one of the below 37 unique Rhine River cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, cruises, river cruises, wine tasting, and biking and cost from $1,250 for experiences of 5 to 15 days. Tell us about your ideal Rhine River cultural trip and our Rhine River experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips
$6,998
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Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium

15 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Imagery II
  • Explore vibrant Maastricht
  • Visit Antwerp's Grote Markt
  • Take a tour of Liège
  • Learn the history in Arnhem
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your cruise in Amsterdam, exploring this historic city's canals and cozy cafes. Sail to Arnhem to see the WWII Airborne Museum, explore Nijmegen, and visit the lovely forest setting of ‘s-Hertogenbosch to sample decadent Dutch chocolate desserts.In Maastricht, choose a sightseeing …
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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:
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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Cruise the rivers of Germany
$6,790
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Jewels of the Rhine

Zurich - Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Visit a Black Forest village
  • Visit Heidelberg Castle
  • Take a walk to Heidelberg
  • Ride a cable car in Koblenz
Starts / Ends:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the ship inBasel, Switzerland. First to explore in the list is the Black Forest, known for its cuckoo clocks and the live oompah bands. Here, visit a Black Forest village or hikepassing under an idyllic canopy of evergreens. In Strasbourg, be amazed by the ornate beauty ofMaison Kammerzell …
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Old city of Koblenz by night
$6,790
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Jewels of the Rhine

Amsterdam - Zurich - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Dawn
  • Enjoy a Black Forest tour
  • Explore the past on a walking tour
  • Witness the beauty of Strasbourg
  • Discover the City of Literature
Starts / Ends:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Capture every moment and memory that you have on this 8-day sailing adventure withEmerald Dawn. Visit historic places that transport you to the good old days of the past. Learn why these cities are so special when discovering the old architecture and structures preserved for the present day. Tour …
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Brilliant tulips growing near Amsterdam
$4,399
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Tulips & Windmills

Amsterdam-Antwerp - 10 Day Itinerary aboard River Duchess
  • Take in the skyline of Rotterdam
  • Savor Dutch and Belgian treats
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Visit Keukenhof Gardens
  • Discover Haarlem's art and history
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Antwerp
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium on this 10-day river cruise aboard River Duchess. Stroll through colorful acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the Netherlands’ extraordinary connection to these …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$1,195
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Christmas on the Romantic Rhine

4 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Christmas Markets in Strasbourg
  • Tour museums in Rüdesheim
  • Discover the history of Mainz
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MS Leonard De Vinci to join the 4-day cruise along the romantic Rhine Valley this Christmas and discover the famous Christmas market of Strasbourg, one of the biggest in Europe. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the end-of-year celebrations! You can also attend the famous …
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Explore Basel
$9,490
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Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

Basel - Frankfurt - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Pearl
  • Explore Ratstatt
  • Discover Rudesheim
  • Cruise along the Rhine Gorge
  • Step into Cochem
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day charming castles & vineyards cruise from Basel to Frankfurt aboard Scenic Pearl. Discover Breisach, a resilient town blending food, wine, and history. Ratstatt awaits with its Baroque charm amid the Black Forest. Indulge in a suite-delivered coffee and breakfast before …
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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,499
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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:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, 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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River through Koblenz Germany
$2,289
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The Valley of the romantic Rhine, the Moselle and the Main

Strasbourg Roundtrip - 7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
  • Cruise Iffezheim & Gambsheim locks
  • Enjoy Strasbourg at night
  • Visit the unique Reichsburg Castle
  • Join an exclusive wine tasting
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MS Gérard Schmitter and discover the authentic European charm as you explore the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers on this exclusive 7-day cruise. Enjoy an exceptional tour of old Strasbourg at night aboard a canal boat. Visit the charming city of Frankfurt and enjoy a guided tour. …
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River through Koblenz Germany
$3,226
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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:
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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Christmas in old town of Colmar, Alsace
$1,266
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The Magic of Christmas: Savory Delights And Holiday Traditions On A Rhine River Cruise

5 Day Itinerary aboard MS Beethoven
  • Savor the magic of Christmas
  • Make Alsatian Christmas cookies
  • Explore Christmas markets
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join MS Beethoven for a cruise on the Rhine River to explore the oldest, most revered Christmas markets in Europe. Let yourself be swept away by the beauty and charm of long-standing holiday traditions that include dazzling lights, soothing mulled wine, and zesty gingerbread delights. Plunge into …
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Romantic evening light over Basel
$6,790
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Jewels of the Rhine

Zurich - Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Dawn
  • Tour to a Black Forest village
  • Visit Heidelberg Castle
  • Take a walk to Heidelberg
  • Ride a cable car in Koblenz
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Expect an amazing journey on this 8-day voyage with Emerald Dawn. Visit fascinating architecture with amazing ornate designs that are rich with history. Appreciate the natural beauty of the Rhine River and every town the ship passes through. Tour the Black Forest, where interactions are easy with …
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Visit charming towns on the Moselle River
$3,399
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Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Tour the romantic Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne's cathedral
  • Visit Rudesheim's vineyards
  • Admire beautiful castles
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Luxembourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit some of Europe's most fascinating cities as you sail the Rhine River from youthful Amsterdam to Germany's fashion center, Düsseldorf. Explore splendid Cologne with its magnificent dome and admire the picturesque Rhine castles on your way to bustling Frankfurt and medieval …
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Explore quaint towns along the Rhine
$3,999
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Castles Along the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard River Empress
  • Tour the capital of Alsatian wines
  • Visit a Romanesque cathedral
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle.
  • Walk through Strasbourg
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day voyage aboard the River Empress is an ideal holiday for castle lovers. Sail along the Rhine river and marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic …
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Koblenz at night
$2,282
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4 Rivers: The Neckar, Romantic Rhine, Moselle, and Sarre Valleys

Strasbourg-Remich - 7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Discover Roman heritage in Trier
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Remich
  • Explore the old city of Luxembourg
  • See the charming villages
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Strasbourg to Remich, cruise along 4 rivers and discover the beauty of the romantic Rhine valley, the Neckar, the Moselle and the Saar which will unveil their cultural and historical treasures. Admire the landscapes this cruise has to offer and visit iconic cities such as Heidelberg, Trier and …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$2,799
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Christmas on the Rhine

Amsterdam - Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Discover Basel
  • Explore Breisach
  • Experience Strasbourg, France
  • Explore Rüdesheim, Germany
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this8-day Christmas on the Rhine Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Viking Cruises, engage in the festive ambiance of Christmas while traveling through picturesque villages. Enjoy holiday treats and local specialties while perusing vibrant stalls for handmade ornaments and distinctive gifts. …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market in Cologne
$3,499
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Festive Time on Romantic Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Panorama
  • Enjoy lots of Christmas Market
  • Join an excursion to Black Forest
  • Visit La Petite France district
  • Explore Mainz' architecture
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest, an area of unrivalled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Here’s your first chance to explore a Christmas market offering many traditional …
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Cochem Castle, Germany
$2,148
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4 Rivers: The Moselle, Sarre, Romantic Rhine, and Neckar Valleys

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Discover Roman heritage in Trier
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Remich
  • See the charming villages
  • Explore the old city of Luxembourg
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join MS Leonard De Vinci on its 7-day adventure that sails along the enchanting four rivers namely the Moselle, Sarre, Romantic Rhine, and Neckar Valleys. As you cruise along these rivers, take time to see the amazing villages on the banks of each river. You can also explore the city of Luxembourg …
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