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Explore the wonders of Germany on a river cruise with Adventure Life in 2024. With luxurious river cruises available, you can discover the heart of Europe while sailing through picturesque landscapes and culturally rich cities. From the charming villages along the Rhine River to the historic towns along the Danube, these cruises offer a perfect blend of breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, and delicious cuisine. Explore medieval castles, sample fine wines, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local markets. Whether you're interested in wine tasting, biking along the riverbanks, or simply relaxing on deck and watching the world go by, a river cruise in Germany has something for everyone. Don't miss this opportunity to sail through the heart of Europe and create memories that will last a lifetime. Contact one of Adventure Life's award-winning river cruise experts for help planning your next seamless trip.

Top 16 Germany River Cruises

Top 16 Rhine River Cruises

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam$505912Mar 22, 2025After spending two nights in both Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland, board the MS Amaprima on an exclusive 7-day Rhine River cruise through the …
Castles along the Rhine$34998Jul 27, 2024Cruise the Rhine between France and Germany on this 8-day cruise aboard S.S. Antoinette. Alsace's mixed French-German ancestry gives it great …
Rhine Getaway$21998Jul 24, 2024Explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine, during this 8-day voyage. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic …
Rhine Highlights$90908Sep 30, 2024Journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury aboard Scenic Crystal. Visit delightful towns and cities along the Rhine river valley, such as …
Rhine Holiday Markets$33998Nov 25, 2024Switzerland, France and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas market cruise. Embark the S.S. Antoinette from …
Delightful Christmas Markets in the Neckar Valley$16375Dec 1, 2024Explore charming Christmas Markets and wander in the beautiful landmarks in the Neckar Valley and magical Rothenburg in this 5-day cruise aboard MS …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$14075Jul 30, 2024Explore Northern Europe in a new and fascinating way, by cruising along the romantic Rhine Valley aboard the MS La Boheme. Making stops in Koblenz, …
Christmas on the Romantic Rhine$11954Dec 23, 2024Cruise the romantic Rhine Valley this Christmas and discover the famous Christmas market of Strasbourg, one of the biggest in Europe, aboard the MS …
The Enchanting Rhine - From Basel to Amsterdam$25998Aug 15, 2024Experience 8 days full of discovery and wonder on this complete cruise along the enchanting Rhine, one of Europe´s most fascinating rivers. Enjoy …
Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle$94908Sep 25, 2024Indulge in an 8-day cruise aboard Scenic Pearl through the Charming Castles and vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle. Explore Breisach's post-WWII …
Jewels of the Rhine$67908Jul 28, 2024From Zurich to Amsterdam, the Emerald Sun invites you on this mesmerizing 8-day Rhine River cruise, visiting Basel, Breisach, Cologne, Heidelberg, …
Castles along the Rhine$36998Jul 29, 2024Cruise along the Rhine - Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food …
The Valley of the romantic Rhine, the Moselle and the Main$24757Aug 3, 2024Explore the enchanting cities of Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Cochem, Koblenz, Rudesheim and Mannheim on this 7-day river cruise aboard the MS Gérard …
Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards$1059011Jul 30, 2024Embark on an 11-day Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards Cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich on Emerald Sky. Discover landscapes adorned along the Rhine & …
Castles along the Rhine$44998Sep 1, 2024During this 8-day cruise aboard the S.S. Victoria, cruise along the impressive Rhine River —Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover …
From Basel to Amsterdam: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River$32268Jul 26, 2024Explore the enchanting waterways of the Rhine River aboard the comfortable MS Symphonie. Discover a mix of nature and culture on this 8-day voyage …

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Why Take a River Cruise?

A river cruise is a great comprehensive way to visit various countries in Europe. Unlike land tours where you might have to travel by train or bus during the day, cruises take advantage of the evenings and nights to do the major traveling and allow you to use your days to visit the destinations and sites. Plus, once you're onboard, the cruises are mostly all-inclusive. If you want to add on a helicopter tour or some kind of extension, then that might cost you more money, but the meals, lodging, trasnportation, and most tours on the itinerary are included in the price, making it not only an excellent value but also much easier to plan. Plus, unlike land tours of Europe, you don't have to pack and unpack every day when you move to a new city - your room simply glides along the river with you.

When to Go?

The most pleasant temperatures for river cruising in Germany are in the spring months of April and May, as well as the fall months of September and October. River levels are another concern, and while a river cruise itinerary may change due to river levels and weather at any time of the year, the fall tends to have more stable river levels. Our vote for the best months to cruise Germany are September and October.

Being the prime months, cruises in September in October need to be reserved many months in advance, as the riverboats fill up fast.

Christmas is a special time to cruise Germany as speialized Christmas market cruises take travelers down the Rhine and Danube. Most cruise lines do not run river cruises during the months of January and February. 

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