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On a river cruise, you can linger longer in each stunning location, seeing more of Germany than you ever imagined possible. Enjoy enchanting side routes and lots of free time. From the Rhine and Main Rivers to the Moselle and the Danube, our river cruises let you explore all of Germany's most charming cities and small towns in unparalleled style and relaxation. Adventure Life's experts provide tailor-made tours for everyone from couples to senior citizens to families with children. Enjoy activities such as wine tastingbiking village visitshikingurban exploration, christmas market visitsarchaeological site visits, and local market visits. Get in touch with one of our travel experts to design your trip.  

Top 16 Germany River Cruises

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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Top 16 Rhine River Cruises

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam$517912Dec 22, 2023After spending two nights in both Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland, board the MS Amaprima on an exclusive 7-day Rhine River cruise through the …
Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium$699815Apr 2, 2023Board Avalon Imagery II for a 15-day Rhine River cruise of the beautiful blooming fields in Belgium and the Netherlands. Along the way you'll see …
Rhine Highlights$45458Apr 17, 2023Journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury aboard Scenic Crystal. Visit delightful towns and cities along the Rhine river valley, such as …
Castles along the Rhine$29998Mar 25, 2023Cruise 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$19998Mar 24, 2023Explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine, during this 8-day voyage. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic …
Rhine & Moselle Fairytales$772918May 7, 2023Join the MS Amaprima on this unique adventure starting with an 11-night cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich, followed by three magical nights in Zurich. …
Rhine Holiday Markets$32998Nov 25, 2023Switzerland, France and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas market cruise. Embark the S.S. Antoinette from …
Rhine Highlights$45458Apr 10, 2023From Amsterdam to Basel, journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury. Witness Amsterdam's famous canals to enjoying a sublime classical concert. …
Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley$21297Apr 20, 2023On this 7-day cruise of the romantic Rhine River, visit quaint villages, beautiful gardens, lush vineyards and towering castles, all from the comfort …
Springtime in Holland$13675Apr 12, 2023Board the MS Gerard Schmitter for this 5-day Holland river cruise exploring the enchanting canals of Amsterdam, learning about Voledam and Zaanse …
Tulips & Windmills$469910Mar 29, 2023Enjoy a relaxing 10-day river cruise from Amsterdam to Antwerp aboard the River Duchess. Step back in time to visit historic villages and medieval …
The Enchanting Rhine - From Basel to Amsterdam$32998May 11, 2023Experience 8 days full of discovery and wonder on this complete cruise along the enchanting Rhine, one of Europe´s most fascinating rivers. Enjoy …
Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only$34998Dec 5, 2023Enjoy a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel aboard the MS Amaprima. As you sail the Rhine River, visit classic Christmas markets, bike along …
Jewels of the Rhine$32958Jun 18, 2023Discover the Rhine region's architecture, history, and natural beauty on this delightful cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland. Explore the …
Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Cruise Only$529912May 9, 2023Board the MS Amaprima for an 11-night cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich. Enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours and in many cases, choose between …
Rhine Highlights$47458Jun 21, 2023From Amsterdam to Basel, journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury. Explore Amsterdam's famous canals, relax in the spa town of Baden-Baden, …


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