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Join us on a journey along the enchanting Main River, where our 16 diverse river cruises for 2024 offer a tapestry of European culture, history, and natural beauty. Glide past Germany's picturesque landscapes and delve into the heart of its heritage, from the storied Black Forest to the vibrant Christmas markets that capture the spirit of the holidays. Over the course of 5 to 15 days, you will experience the allure of the Main River, with opportunities to savor local wines, explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, and visit towns that are bastions of tradition and charm. With a starting price of $2,475, these cruises provide an intimate look at the region's rich tapestry, from the architectural marvels of grand cathedrals to the serene beauty of its riverbanks. To craft a voyage that resonates with your sense of wonder and discovery in 2024, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Explore the unique architecture of Bamberg
$4,948
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German Grandeur with a trip in Munich

Eastbound - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Roam around the city of Frankfurt
  • Learn about the history of Bamberg
  • Enjoy exploring Rüdesh
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Nuremberg
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the suite ship on the Rhine River in Basel then continue sailing to Breisach where you can choose to Badischer Winzerkeller, or the Black Forest. Sail to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular views of Rhine Gorge. Cruise on the Rhine …
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River through Koblenz Germany
$2,475
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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:
Variable
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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Brilliant tulips growing near Amsterdam
$11,190
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Splendours of Europe

Amsterdam - Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Explore Melk
  • Visit towns
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 15-day Splendors of Europe journey on the Emerald Sky from Amsterdam to Budapest. This trip takes travelers on an unforgettable route through the picturesque countries of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Learn about the Dutch Golden Age in Amsterdam, followed …
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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam
$11,190
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Splendours of Europe

Amsterdam - Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Explore Vienna
  • Visit towns
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 15-day Splendors of Europe cruise aboard the Emerald Destiny from Amsterdam to Budapest. This trip includes a scenic route through the countries of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Begin the exploration in Amsterdam, and delve into the history of the Dutch …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market in Cologne
$16,990
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Christmas & New Year

Amsterdam - Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Experience Rhine Gorge
  • Visit Würzburg
  • Discover Cologne
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day cruise aboard the Scenic Opal. Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and gift-giving have been cherished traditions in Europe for centuries. Explore these customs afresh in various towns. Experience a special Christmas celebration between Rüdesheim and Würzburg. Then, feel the …
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Explore Cologne
$11,190
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Splendours of Europe

Amsterdam to Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Explore the Dutch Golden Age
  • Pass the infamous Lorelai Rock
  • Visit Würzburg
  • Discover Vienna’s famous sights
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day Splendour of Europe cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest aboard Emerald Sun. Explore Amsterdam's picturesque canals, cafés, and art galleries. Visit the cathedral city of Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany and the largest on the Rhine. Admire hilltop castles, …
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$3,499
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Magnificent Moselle & Rhine

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:
Frankfurt / Frankfurt
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
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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Place Kleber in Strasbourg
$4,149
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German Grandeur

Eastbound - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Explore magical Black Forest
  • Discover Mechanical Music Museum
  • Enjoy the visit in wine producer
  • Explore Bamberg
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Nuremberg
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Your picturesque European river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach—with your choice of a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, or an excursion to the Black Forest. Sail to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way, and on to the wine village …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$2,999
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore Christmas market in Europe
  • Visit Fascinating Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the Avalon Tranquility II on this delightful 5-day cruise exploring the cozy Christmas markets of the towns along the Rhine River. Set off from Basel, Switzerland along the Rhine toward Breisach, Germany, considered a gateway to the legendary Black Forest region. Stroll through the …
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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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Enjoy a cozy Christmas Market in Frankfurt
$3,699
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Classic Christmas Markets

Frankfurt - Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard River Queen
  • Explore Wertheim
  • Christmas market visits
  • Nuremberg tour
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Frankfurt
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail through Christmas country on this 8-day classic holiday cruise aboard River Queen, trying Frankfurt’s famous apple cider and Nuremberg’s gingerbread. Throughout, cozy up to steaming mugs ofglühwein(warm spiced wine) and do as the locals do by collecting different mugs from …
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Explore beautiful Amsterdam
$16,090
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Jewels of Europe

Amsterdam to Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Pearl
  • Visit the Bishops’ Residenz
  • Discover the Dom cathedral
  • Explore Bamberg Old Town
  • View Prague's architectural marvels
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Scenic Pearl on this fascinating cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest and discover European regions rich in ancient trade history. Today, the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers wind their way through forested ridges, magnificent vineyards, and charming towns. See traditional Dutch windmills in …
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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam
$3,999
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Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland

Amsterdam-Basel - 11 Day Itinerary aboard River Empress
  • Visit the Jewish Museum.
  • Visit Kinderdijk village on a tour.
  • Visit Arnhem Airborne Museum WWII
  • Visit Romanesque cathedrals
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the River Empress and delve into the history and culture of western Europe. Explore bustling cities and quiet villages, admire the stunning scenery of the Rhine River Valley, and wander the region’s world-renowned museums. Along the way, indulge in Central Europe’s delicious …
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View of Strasbourg city
$3,999
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Medieval Treasures - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Explore “La Petite France”
  • Discover Speyer's Cathedral
  • Taste Romerberg's culinary delights
  • Enjoy historical Miltenberg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Marvel at some of Europe’s grandest Baroque jewels at the Würzburg Residenz. Visit one of Mark Twain’s favorite cities, Heidelberg, and meander through Miltenberg, with its half-timbered houses that lean crookedly against one another. Take a gondola ride over Rüdesheim’s …
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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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View of Strasbourg city
$3,899
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Medieval Treasures - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Explore “La Petite France”
  • Discover Speyer's Cathedral
  • Taste Romerberg's culinary delights
  • Enjoy historical Miltenberg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Marvel at some of Europe’s grandest Baroque jewels at the Würzburg Residenz. Visit one of Mark Twain’s favorite cities, Heidelberg, and meander through Miltenberg, with its half-timbered houses that lean crookedly against one another. Take a gondola ride over Rüdesheim’s …
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