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Live one of the below 51 unique Germany cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like cruises, village visits, river cruises, cultural, and wine tasting and cost from $1,250 for experiences of 5 to 22 days. Tell us about your ideal Germany cultural trip and our Germany experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$3,499
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Tour the Kaysersberg village
  • Wander through historic Strasbourg
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Boppard
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the legendary Rhine on a cruise aboard the S.S. Antoinette. Each bend of the river reveals the spires of historic churches and castles, while vines climb the beautiful hills. Marksburg Castle is one of the few castles on the Rhine that has never been …
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Cochem Castle, Germany
$2,148
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4 Rivers: The Moselle, Sarre, Romantic Rhine, and Neckar Valleys

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Discover Roman heritage in Trier
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Remich
  • See the charming villages
  • Explore the old city of Luxembourg
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Join MS Leonard De Vinci on its 7-day adventure that sails along the enchanting four rivers namely the Moselle, Sarre, Romantic Rhine, and Neckar Valleys. As you cruise along these rivers, take time to see the amazing villages on the banks of each river. You can also explore the city of Luxembourg …
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Cochem town on the Mosel River, Germany
$9,554
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Classic Cruise – Germany & Luxembourg

7 Day Itinerary aboard La Nouvelle Etoile
  • Visit the 'Queen of German Castles'
  • Tour Germany’s oldest town
  • Finish the cruise in Luxembourg
  • Enjoy superb European wines
Activities:
Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Join an exciting and breathtaking 7-day cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile sailing through Germany & Luxembourg where you will find some of the historical places that will take you back in time.Visit Burg Eltz, the 12th Century Queen of German Castles.Tour Trier, Germany’s oldest town and …
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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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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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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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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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Hungarian parliament, Budapest
$2,299
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Danube Waltz

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Walk along Castle Hill
  • Explore the medieval Bratislva
  • Visit the Viennese Opera House
  • Discover the Abbey of Göttweig
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day Danube River cruise with Viking River Cruises. Soak up soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. View the Wachau Valley’s beauty. Explore lesser-known Central European cities …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$1,195
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Christmas on the Romantic Rhine

4 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Christmas Markets in Strasbourg
  • Tour museums in Rüdesheim
  • Discover the history of Mainz
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the MS Leonard De Vinci to join the 4-day cruise along the romantic Rhine Valley this Christmas and discover the famous Christmas market of Strasbourg, one of the biggest in Europe. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the end-of-year celebrations! You can also attend the famous …
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Koblenz at night
$2,282
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4 Rivers: The Neckar, Romantic Rhine, Moselle, and Sarre Valleys

Strasbourg-Remich - 7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Discover Roman heritage in Trier
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Remich
  • Explore the old city of Luxembourg
  • See the charming villages
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
From Strasbourg to Remich, cruise along 4 rivers and discover the beauty of the romantic Rhine valley, the Neckar, the Moselle and the Saar which will unveil their cultural and historical treasures. Admire the landscapes this cruise has to offer and visit iconic cities such as Heidelberg, Trier and …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$2,799
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Christmas on the Rhine

Amsterdam - Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Discover Basel
  • Explore Breisach
  • Experience Strasbourg, France
  • Explore Rüdesheim, Germany
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this8-day Christmas on the Rhine Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Viking Cruises, engage in the festive ambiance of Christmas while traveling through picturesque villages. Enjoy holiday treats and local specialties while perusing vibrant stalls for handmade ornaments and distinctive gifts. …
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River through Koblenz Germany
$3,226
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From Basel to Amsterdam: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Symphonie
  • Visit the spectacular Rhine Falls
  • Enjoy a free morning in Breisach
  • Admire the wine-growing region
  • Explore the Gutenberg Museum
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
From Basel to Amsterdam, embark on an authentic and historically rich cruise on the MS Symphonie. Admire the Rhine Falls before exploring historic landmarks in locations like Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which tells a story from a …
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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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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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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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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,699
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard River Queen
  • Tour to the Kaysersberg village.
  • Visit the historic town Strasbourg.
  • Explore beautiful Marksburg Castle.
  • Walk through the Town of Cologne
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine in a unique with the River Queen. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an …
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Explore quaint towns along the Rhine
$3,999
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Castles Along the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard River Empress
  • Tour the capital of Alsatian wines
  • Visit a Romanesque cathedral
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle.
  • Walk through Strasbourg
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, 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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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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