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Discover charming Heidelberg
Breisach
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Discover the famous wine town of Bernkastel
Cochem
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Explore the small medieval town of Cochem
Heidelberg
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Visit the enchanting Heidelberg
Rudesheim
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Explore the famous vineyards of Rudesheim
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Explore Germany on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Cologne, Rudesheim, Passau, Frankfurt, and Nuremberg, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Germany on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to Germany start at $1,385 for a trip of 5 to 22 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Germany and our team of Germany travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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Old Town in Gdansk, Poland
$6,799
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Viking Homelands

Stockholm - Bergen - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking River Cruises
  • Explore the Stockholm's wonders
  • Enjoy Mariehamn and the Aland
  • Marvel at the Norwegian fjords
  • Discover the history of the Baltics
Starts/ Ends in:
Stockholm / Bergen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail through historic waters and discover more of Scandinavia with overnights in Stockholm, Oslo, and scenic Bergen. See charming Ålborg and Gdansk, and visit the grand cities of Berlin and Copenhagen. Witness breathtaking scenery from your ship, Viking Cruises, as she glides through majestic …
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$3,499
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Rhine & Moselle

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 in:
Strasbourg / Frankfurt
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
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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Stroll along the canals of Dusseldorf
$3,495
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Treasures of the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jewel
  • Visit the old town of Bamberg
  • Enjoy cable car ride in Rüdesheim
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • Visit the amazing city of Würzburg
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your wonderful river cruise begins with a tour of Bavaria, beginning in the picturesque city of Nuremberg, where Scenic Freechoice invites you to explore the city’s medieval architecture with an expert and to visit the moving sites of WWII. This incredible journey ends in the cosmopolitan …
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Visit historic Nuremberg
$2,970
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)

7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Passion
  • Uncover the wonder of Wachau Valley
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey in Melk
  • Enjoy walking in Regensburg
  • Explore Nuremberg
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get …
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$4,299
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Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden - Frankfurt - 12 Day Itinerary aboard River Queen
  • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Cruise along Moselle & Rhine rivers
  • See Germany’s oldest town - Trier
Starts/ Ends in:
Strasbourg / Frankfurt
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. Discover Baden-Baden, a city so stunning that they named it twice.Visit Strasbourg, a dynamic city that has changed its nationality four times, …
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Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam
$1,999
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A Taste of Rhine

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Artistry II
  • Join the Guided Canal Cruise
  • Take a Guided Walk of Cologne
  • Cruise through Rhine George
  • Visit the Mechanical Music Museum
Starts/ Ends in:
Frankfurt / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Get the perfect view of Germany’s Rhine River with a sample of its charms from Frankfurt to Amsterdam.Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or enjoy your free time exploring Koblenz.Take a Guided Walk of Cologne visiting the famoustwin-steepled gothic …
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Evening light over Nuremberg
$2,199
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Festive Season in the Heart of Germany

6 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Enjoy your town visit in Volkach
  • Visit the Romanesque Cathedral.
  • Be amazed in the beautiful villages
  • Travel to Bavaria’s wine-production
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Frankfurt
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your cruise through Germany is one of a kind. Cruise through Germany from Nuremberg on the Main River cruise portion to beautiful Bamberg. Take a guided tour of the quaint town of Volkach and its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, then visit Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region …
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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Sail a special Illuminations Cruise
  • Visit Vörösmarty Square
  • Tour the illuminated Rathaus
  • Join a guided bike tour
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Europe's Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; and while in …
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Explore the island of Guernsey
$9,775
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Western Europe: Hamburg to Bilbao

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud Spirit
  • Catch the charm of the Elbe
  • Stroll along Ostende's beach
  • Visit San Sebastián, a food mecca
  • Join optional guided cycling tours
Starts/ Ends in:
Hamburg / Bilbao
Activities:
Biking, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Channel Islands, Brittany, and the Basque Country on this incredible 11-day summer cruise through the most distinctive landscapes of Europe. Stroll around Bruges past ramparts, windmills and romantic canals. Enjoy thejewel of the Atlantic, Belle-Île-en-Me - as soon as the sun …
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Enjoy a quiet moment on the banks of the Danube
$4,195
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Gems of the Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore historic Nuremberg
  • Stroll through Regensburg
  • Visit the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Tour Schönbrunn Palace
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore historic Nuremberg, Germany before boarding your 5-star luxury river cruise ship and embarking on your adventure. Cruise the Danube, making stops in some of the most beautiful cities of central Europe. Explore castles and gardens near Salzburg, join a beer or wine tasting in Regensburg, and …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$4,545
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Crystal
  • Enjoy Europe’s Rhine river
  • Explore Amsterdam’s canals
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Admire some of the most charming towns of central Europe and cruise along the Rhine. Explore the canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s famous cathedral, tour Heidelberg Castle, relax in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden and stroll through romantic Strasbourg. Throughout the journey, relax …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market with loved ones
$3,995
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Danube Christmas Markets

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore Thurn und Taxis Palace
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit's Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Learn Jewish history in Budapest
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Revel in the spirit of Christmas on an 8-day magical Danube river cruise. Board your luxurious ship in Nuremberg, after exploring the markets of this charming Bavarian city. Cruise to historic Regensburg and explore the picturesquePalais Thurn und Taxis. Wander the sparkling streets ofVienna, with …
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Stroll through the romantic streets of Amsterdam
$3,299
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMora
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,299
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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 in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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Column on Hauptplatz in Linz
$3,399
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore historic Melk
  • Sightsee in Passau
  • Visit Vienna's landmarks
  • Tour Budapest
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Feel the old-world charm and unique traditions in each town along the wayas you stroll the expansive markets for souvenirs, lifted along by the sweet and savory smells of the fresh food and local flavors. Enjoy a holiday like no other! Board the MS Amabella in Budapest and cruise eight days through …
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Explore charming Scandinavian fishing villages
$7,453
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Southern Scandinavia

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Maud
  • Visit the Swedish archipelago
  • Explore 4 countries
  • Discover Denmark
  • Cruise through the Kiel Canal
Starts/ Ends in:
Dover / Dover
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 15-day voyage, showcase nature’s scenic masterpieces against modern-day engineering triumphs, where sand dunes, rocky shorelines, fjords, waterfalls, and majestic cliffs overshadow man’s architectural and navigational feats. Transit the impressive Kiel Canal and sail through the …
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Bicycles on a bridge over the canal.
$10,050
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North Sea Voyage: Northern Europe & the Normandy Beaches

Copenhagen to London - 11 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Amaze with beauty of Lübeck
  • Sail through Cliffs of Dover
  • Explore Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum
  • Experience London’s landmark
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Classes, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The voyage from Copenhagen to London along the inland waterways of the North Sea, exploring beautiful coastal cities as well as the crucial and storied role the region has played in history. Stroll through charming, canal-side towns that sprang up along Old-World trade routes. Marvel at the …
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
$6,198
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Grand Danube Cruise - Cruise Only

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaverde
  • Visit the Austrian Lake District
  • Savor Vienna's Baroque elegance
  • Discover Bratislava's heritage
  • Explore the Puszta region
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe's second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg across the Continental Divide, and along the way visit charming towns and marvel at beautiful vistas. Enter Austria and cruise along the Wachau wine region. Visit three grand old capitals, …
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