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Switzerland's beauty is best appreciated from the water, and a river cruise is a perfect way to take in all the sights and sounds in 2022 and 2023. You'll take in the breathtaking scenery of Basel, Zurich, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Belleville, and more as you enjoy a relaxing cruise past snow-capped mountains, picturesque villages, waterfalls, and sparkling lakes. There will be plenty of time to explore the coastline on foot or by bicycle, and each evening you will return to your floating home with a new story to tell. Our Switzerland river cruises range in price from $1,936 to $14,028 for a 5 to 18 days trip. Choose one of these 36 top-rated river cruises and embark on this mind-blowing adventure. Contact us to get a personalized quote.
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$4,679
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Zürich
  • Walk along Lucerne's famous streets
  • Visit the iconic Heidelberg Castle
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your Rhine River adventure with two magical nights in Zurich and two nights in Lucerne. Explore the unique landscapes Switzerland has to offer, then take a 7-night cruise from Basel to the historic city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach, Germany. Visit Speyer, one of …
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Historic Zurich with River Limmat, Switzerland
$7,729
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Rhine & Moselle Fairytales

18 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy Cologne's local delights
  • Explore charming Koblenz
  • Discover scenic Cochem
  • Admire the famous Fraumünster Abbey
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be part of a real life fairytale as you explore the priceless gems of four countries along two legendary rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Discover authentic European charm on this wonderful 18-day adventure. Fall in love withthe dramatic rivers yielding to fairy-tale towns, vineyards majestically …
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Explore Basel
$3,995
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Rhine Christmas Markets

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jasper
  • Discover La Petite France
  • Visit charming Baden-Baden
  • Uncover the history of Heidelberg
  • Explore amazing Koblenz
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as the ship cruises along the Rhine. Visit charming Strasbourg, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and Heidelberg Castle, discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine …
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Strasbourg at dusk
$2,206
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Enchanting Alsace, Switzerland, the Rhine Valley, and the Moselle River

Strasbourg to Cochem - 6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Monet
  • Discover Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
  • Explore Alsace's Wine Route
  • Visit the romantic Heidelberg
  • Tour the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Cochem
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise the magic Moselle River and enjoy the gentle waters of the Romantic Rhine Valley on this exceptional cruise from Cochem to Basel. Let yourself be whisked away by the meandering waters and discover the steep cliffs, majestic castles, and impressive vineyards in an area teeming with history. …
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View from the harbour of Basel, Switzerland
$2,206
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The Moselle River, the Rhine Valley, and enchanting Alsace and Switzerland

Cochem to Strasbourg - 6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Monet
  • Tour Koblenz's famous fortress
  • Cruise up the stunning Rhine River
  • Visit Strasbourg
  • Explore Basel
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise the magical Moselle River and enjoy the gentle waters of the romantic Rhine Valley on this exceptional cruise from Cochem to Basel. Let yourself be whisked away by the meandering waters and discover the steep cliffs, majestic castles and impressive vineyards in an area teeming with history. …
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Explore the historic old town Koblenz
$3,099
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Rhine Holiday Markets

Basel to Cologne - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Visit Basel’s Christmas Market.
  • Tour to Doktorenhof vinegar estate
  • Wander through Mainz’s Old Town
  • Walk through the Cologne Old Town
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Cologne
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise is the best way to discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sipvin chaudand stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that …
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Historic old town Strasbourg
$4,126
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Rhine Highlights

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Ruby
  • Discover history of Heidelberg
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • See Europe’s beautiful rivers
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of Europe as you cruise along the Rhine. Discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s markets and Heidelberg Castle, visit the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and the charming Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, you …
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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:
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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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$2,999
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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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La Petite district in Strasbourg
$2,799
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Rhine Getaway

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Explore the village of Kinderdijk
  • View the sites of Rüdesheim
  • Discover the Speyer Cathedral
  • Visit resplendent churches
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your ship in Amsterdam for a fantastic 8-day adventure, where you will explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. …
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View of Strasbourg city
$3,199
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy optional excursions
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Explore Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a tour of Amsterdam’s legendary canals, lined with narrow buildings, cafes, and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you cruise the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and …
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Strasbourg
$3,899
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasiena
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy bike tours and wine tastings
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Join a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 8 days crusing along the romantic Rhine through four European countries, aboard the luxurious MS Amasiena. On this journey tour the famous canals of Amsterdam,and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Bike along Rüdesheim
  • Visit Strasbourg’s Christmas Market
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$5,299
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Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Cruise Only

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Discover Cologne's Gothic cathedral
  • Bike along the Moselle River
  • Enjoy views of the Neckar Valley
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover authentic European charm on this wonderful 12-day adventure exploring the priceless gems of four countries along two legendary rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Discover the dramatic rivers yielding to fairy-tale towns, vineyards majestically clinging to hillsides, and mesmerizing moments …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$5,099
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Visit Zaanse Schanse
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Enjoy Christmas traditions
  • Explore Speyer
Activities:
Biking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas …
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Spring flowers in Mannheim
$4,745
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jasper
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s famous canals
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
  • Enjoy Europe’s beautiful rivers
  • Stroll through Cologne
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of old European towns and cruise along the Rhine. Discover the winding canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s soaring Cathedral, wander Heidelberg Castle, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and …
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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam
$2,999
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Enchanting Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasiena
  • Visit Riquewihr
  • Go to Freiburg
  • Tour Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame
  • Taste Rüdesheimer Coffee
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and progressive future in Cologne and Amsterdam. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, such as Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote “A Tramp Abroad.” Timeless traditions still remain intact—from the making …
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Koblenz at night
$4,295
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Rhine Highlights

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Wander Amsterdam’s canals
  • Cruise Europe’s beautiful rivers
  • Admire Cologne's cathedral
  • Discover historic Heidelberg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover some of the most charming towns of Europe as you cruise along the Rhine. Wander the winding canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s sky-scraping cathedral, explore Heidelberg Castle, relax in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and visit romantic Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, …
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