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Discover Cologne in November 2025 on one of these 17 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Cologne during November 2025 as you enjoy cruises, river cruises, biking, wine tasting, and luxury. Prices for trips in November 2025 range from $2,199 to $19,299 for a vacation of 8 to 15 days. Choose any of the below 17 itineraries in November 2025 and customize it when you contact one of Adventure Life's expert Cologne trip planners.
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$5,359
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Zürich
  • Walk along Lucerne's famous streets
  • Visit the iconic Heidelberg Castle
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
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Start your Rhine River adventure with two magical nights in Zurich and two nights in Lucerne. Explore the unique landscapes Switzerland has to offer, then take a 7-night cruise from Basel to the historic city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach, Germany. Visit Speyer, one of …
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La Petite district in Strasbourg
$2,199
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Rhine Getaway

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Explore the village of Kinderdijk
  • View the sites of Rüdesheim
  • Discover the Speyer Cathedral
  • Visit resplendent churches
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your ship in Amsterdam for a fantastic 8-day adventure, where you will explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. …
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Explore the historic old town Koblenz
$3,699
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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:
Basel / Cologne
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
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. Sip vin chaud and stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$3,599
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Basel to Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Join a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Bike along the Rhine
  • Tour the canals of Amsterdam
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
This 8-day journey reveals the hidden treasures and magnificent gems of the Rhine, one of Europe´s most fascinating rivers. Explore splendid cities and charming villages nestled between Basel and Amsterdam, home to timeless traditions that still remain intact.Enjoy daily excursions with a …
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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:
Variable
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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Explore Basel
$4,499
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Castles along the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Victoria
  • Tour the capital of Alsatian wines
  • Enjoy a visit the Romanesque cathed
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
  • Walk through Strasbourg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, 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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Historic Zurich with River Limmat, Switzerland
$5,659
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The Enchanting Rhine

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amastella
  • Join a city tour of Zurich
  • Bike along Strasbourg
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
  • Visit the iconic Lion Monument
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the wonders of the Rhine River on this magnificent 8-day cruise. Start with a city tour of picturesque Zürich, followed by two nights in this magical city, then enjoy a scenic drive to Vitznau on Lake Lucerne for a second two-night stay. Board the MS Amastella andvisit Strasbourg in …
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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$6,179
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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:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
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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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,699
Plus OBC
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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:
Variable
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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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,699
Plus OBC
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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:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
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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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,699
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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:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
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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Strasbourg
$3,599
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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:
Variable
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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View of Strasbourg city
$3,799
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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:
Variable
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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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam
$3,799
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Enchanting Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaSiena
  • Visit Riquewihr
  • Go to Freiburg
  • Tour Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame
  • Taste Rüdesheimer Coffee
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and progressive future in Cologne and Amsterdam. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, such as Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote “A Tramp Abroad.” Timeless traditions still remain intact—from the making …
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Visit castle ruins in the German countryside
$4,499
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Grand European Tour

Amsterdam to Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Discove the Dom,Germany’s cathedral
  • Explore Marksburg Castle
  • Visit the Bishops’ Residenz
  • View Germany’s oldest restaurant
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your ship in Budapest and discover the Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$5,659
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Visit Zaanse Schanse
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Enjoy Christmas traditions
  • Explore Speyer
Activities:
Biking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas …
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Vienna
$3,799
Plus OBC
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Go to a wine tasting in Rudesheim
  • Wander along Hauptstrasse
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas …
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