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River Cruises on the Rhine

The Rhine is deservedly amongst the most popular river cruise destinations in Europe, with its mix of rich history, fairytale castles perched high above terraced vineyards and fascinating waterside towns

The mighty River Rhine is one of Europe's major arteries, flowing from the Swiss Alps through diverse and beautiful landscapes in Germany, France and Holland, where it enters the North Sea.

From Amsterdam, voyage upstream through colourful Dutch waterways and rich farmland to Cologne with its Old Town and great Gothic Cathedral. Continue to Koblenz where the Rhine meets the Moselle, and on to the ancient fortress town of Boppard.

Pass the famous Lorelei Rock on the way to the wine country town of Rudesheim with its lively Drosselgrasse street of restaurants and taverns. At Mainz the River Main leaves the Rhine which continues south, allowing a tour to romantic Heidelberg, the oldest university town in Germany.

Sail on up the upper Rhine to Strasbourg, a cosmopolitan city on the French-German border with a soaring cathedral and colourful half-timbered buildings, and Basel, Switzerland's second largest city. Some itineraries spend a couple of days in Switzerland with visits to Lucerne and the dramatic Bernese Oberland.

The River Moselle is smaller and more intimate, meandering from Koblenz through woods and vineyards for over 160 miles. Travel past hills dotted with romantic castles, and through wine villages such as Cochem, Bernkastel and Piesport to Trier, founded by the Romans 2000 years ago.

Rhine and Moselle Highlights

Amsterdam
The cruise terminal in Amsterdam is a short distance from the city centre and its tall merchant houses and tree-lined canals. Chief sights are the prestigious Rijksmuseum and its large collection of important paintings, the Van Gogh Museum and Ann Frank's House. The attractive narrow streets are full of bars, coffee houses, quaint bridges and interesting shops.
Basel (Switzerland)
Basle is a handsome city with a buzzing Marketplatz and daily food markets. In its old town are winding streets, the cathedral, red-brick City Hall, art museums and many historic buildings. The green valleys and chocolate-box villages of Switzerland are sometimes included in tours from Basle.
Bernkastel (Germany)
Set beside the river in a landscape of steeply-sloping vineyards and rolling hills, Bernkastel is a lovely little town. Its red and white timber-frame houses surround the medieval square, and worth seeking out is the quaint Spitzhausen the pointed house. Bernkastel has a 500-year history of wine-making the famous Mosel riesling wines.
Cochem (Germany)
The waterfront at Cochem is lined with a flower-filled promenade, leading via twisting alleys to its medieval square. Known as the Pearl of the Moselle, the architectural gem of Cochem is surrounded by vineyards producing Reisling, which can be tasted in its cosy wine taverns. There is often the opportunity to visit the gorgeous hill-top castle of Reichsburg overlooking the town.
Cologne (Germany)
Cologne is the capital of the Rhineland and is dominated by the huge spires of its cathedral. The Old Town has welcoming taverns, cafés and plenty of opportunities to buy a bottle of the famous 4711 cologne. Stroll the narrow streets of Old Town and see quaint squares and perhaps visit the Germano-Roman Museum to see finds from Colognes Roman past.
Koblenz (Germany)
Koblenz sits prettily on the riverside where the Moselle and the Rhine meet. Tiny alleys, fountains and old squares lead to the 12th-century church of St Florin. In this rich wine-producing region, a visit to a wine tavern is a must, where you can sample 'Father Rhine' and 'Mother Moselle' at their best.
Mainz (Germany)
Leafy Mainz offers two fascinating highlights. Mainz was the birthplace of Johann Gutenberg, and the city's Printing Museum exhibits the first two copies made of his famous Bible. In St Stephans' church there are wonderful, vivid blue stained-glass windows created by the great 20th century artist, Marc Chagall.
Rudesheim (Germany)
The scenic town of Rudesheim has many attractions - it sits at the foot of the Niederwald mountain and in one of the Rhines best wine-making regions. Stroll the gorgeous Drosselgasse and sip a glass of superb Riesling in a cosy tavern or take a tour by gondola up the Niederwald,. Other options include Castle Vollards or a miniature train ride to the eccentric Mechanical Music Museum.
Strasbourg (France)
The Grand Ile is the historic centre of Strasbourg, the busy European capital which combines dazzling historic buildings with the offices of the European Parliament and modern commerce. Stroll the fairytale district of Petite France, see covered bridges and the magnificent cathedral.
Trier (Germany)
Explore Trier on foot and discover magnificent Roman remains in amongst fine restaurants, wine-growers taverns and colourful gabled buildings. The main sites are Porta Nigra city gate, the basilica, imperial baths and the ancient cathedral. This distinguished and picturesque city beside the Moselle River was the birthplace of Karl Marx.

Our Favourite River Rhine Cruises

Castles along the Rhine

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Rivers and Castles of Europe

Free flights from London and overseas transfers - from £1899pp!

Jewels of the Rhine

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All Rhine River Cruises

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Viking River CruisesViking River Cruises

  • Includes travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with meals on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
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Rhine Discovery

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Journey from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland in style discovering the impressive history, cultures and traditions. Includes travel package from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Rhine Discovery
From £1395pp
Book by 28 Feb 2015 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Voyage to Switzerland

9 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Sun Viking Sun

This unique voyage combines a journey along the Rhine to picturesque waterside towns and historic cities with a hotel stay in the Swiss city of Lucerne. Includes travel package from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

Voyage to Switzerland River Rhine Cruise
From £1799pp
Book by 28 Feb for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Belgium and Holland at Tulip Time

9 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Discover the magnificent windmills at Kinderdijk, the vibrant Keukenhof Gardens and spectacular cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp and Ghent on this tulip time itinerary. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May

Belgium and Holland at Tulip Time Cruise
From £2345pp
Book by 28 Feb 2015 for an exclusive discount of £50pp!

Grand European Tour

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Travel from historic Amsterdam along the Rhine, through the Main-Danube Canal and onto the Danube to Budapest, exploring the waterside towns and impressive cities. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Grand European Tour - River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
From £2945pp
Book by 28 Feb 2015 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Cities of Light

11 Nights - Paris to Prague

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Combine hotel stays in the romantic city of Paris and historic Prague, with a 7-night cruise along the Rhine and Moselle. Includes flights, transfers and excursions River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Cities of Light - Paris to Prague on the Moselle, Rhine and Main
From £3145pp
Book by 28 Feb 2015 for an exclusive £50pp discount!

CroisiEuropeCroisiEurope

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Fixed seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly European passengers
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board (1 April – 31 Oct departures only)

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Brussels and the Pearls of Flanders at Christmas

4 Nights - Brussels and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Modigliani Modigliani

Experience the atmosphere of famous Christmas markets in Belgium on this short break from Brussels to Antwerp and Ghent River Cruise

2015 - Dec

Brussels and the Pearls of Flanders Christmas Cruise
From £520pp
Exclusive 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages!

The Romantic Rhine Valley

4 Nights - Strasbourg and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

Enjoy a short break along the Rhine from Strasbourg past spectacular scenery, historic castles and charming towns River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

The Romantic Rhine Valley Cruise Break
From £558pp
Exclusive 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages!

Romantic Rhine

5 Nights - Strasbourg and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

Explore the picturesque Rhine valley from Strasbourg past hillside vineyards, ancient castles and magificent scenery River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Romantic Rhine River Cruise to France and Germany
From £673pp
Exclusive 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages!

Holland and the Rhine

6 Nights - Amsterdam to Strasbourg

CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

Enjoy time in Amsterdam with opportunities to explore the city's highlights before cruising south through picturesque Germany to Strasbourg in France River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Holland and the Rhine River Cruise - Amsterdam to Strasbourg
From £683pp
Exclusive 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages!

Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

This round-trip voyage from Amsterdam features the scenic Middle Rhine and the Lorelei rock, plus the main riverside towns in Germany and Holland River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley River Cruise
From £1059pp
Exclusive 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages!

Treasures of the Rhine

8 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

CroisiEurope Ship - Lafayette Lafayette

Cruise the full navigable River Rhine between Amsterdam and Basel on brand-new ship Lafayette. See the highlights of the Rhine in Holland and explore historic German and French towns and cities on the way to Switzerland. Offers optional excursions and includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Treasures of the Rhine in Holland, Germany and Switzerland
From £1193pp
Exclusive 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages!

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  • Includes travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Includes gratuities
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board (and at all times on some itineraries)
  • Informal dress code
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/AUS/US passengers
  • Home-to-airport transfers within 75 miles of chosen airport

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Royal Tulip Time

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

Discover the vibrant flowers of Keukenhof Gardens and explore the magnificent cities of Antwerp and Ghent at tulip time with Freedom of Choice excursions and Signature Experiences. Includes travel package from the UK and drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr

Royal Tulip Time Cruise through Holland and Belgium
From £1940pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Royal Enchanting Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

A Royal Collection all-inclusive luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Basel through Holland, Germany and Switzerland. Includes return from the UK, private home to airport transfers, unlimited complimentary drinks on board plus a superb choice of guided excursions and signature experiences River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Royal Enchanting Rhine River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
From £2345pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Rivers and Castles of Europe

7 Nights - Luxembourg to Nuremberg

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

Discover charming towns, magnificent castles and terraced vineyards as you travel along the Rhine and Moselle. Includes return from the UK, home to airport transfers and unlimited complimentary drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Rivers and Castles of Europe Cruise
From £2425pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Royal Magnificent Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

A Royal Collection all-inclusive, luxury cruise through five magnificent countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, with exclusive signature experiences, superb choice of guided excursions and indulgent inclusions, home pick-up service and travel from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Royal Magnificent Europe
From £3345pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Royal Rhine and Rhone Treasures

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Arles

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

This unique all-inclusive Royal Collection voyage combines the legendary Rhine through Holland, Germany and Switzerland with the majestic Rhone through picturesque Provence in France. Includes return flights, home pick-up service, unlimited complimentary drinks on board plus a choice of excursions and Signature Experiences River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Royal Rhine and Rhone Treasures River Cruise
From £4195pp
Save up to £1370 per couple plus half price cabin upgrades on Jul departures!

Avalon WaterwaysAvalon Waterways

  • Includes travel from UK plus home pick-up service
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner on board
  • Includes gratuities
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US passengers

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Tulip Time

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Explore the colourful Keukenhof Gardens and discover the spectacular windmills of Kinderdijk on this superb itinerary from Amsterdam. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May

Springtime Tulip Time Cruise from Amsterdam
From £1139pp
Save £790pp on 24 Apr departure - now from just £1139pp!

Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

4 Nights - Frankfurt to Basel

Avalon Waterways Ship - Avalon Vista Avalon Vista

Perfect for Christmas shopping, with visits to the festive markets of Strasbourg and Heidelberg and a journey into the Black Forest River Cruise

2015 - Dec

Christmastime in Alsace and Germany River Rhine Cruise
From £1204pp

Christmas in the Heart of Germany

7 Nights - Prague to Frankfurt

Avalon Waterways Ship - Avalon Vista Avalon Vista

Celebrate the festive season, explore the magical Christmas Markets in Germany and enjoy a two-night hotel stay in the historic city of Prague. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - Dec

Christmas in the Heart of Germany River Cruise
From £1640pp

Romantic Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Discover the history and culture of Holland and Germany, journey through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and the see picturesque Alsace region. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Romantic Rhine River Cruise between Holland and Switzerland
From £1674pp

Tulips of Northern Holland

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Discover vibrant tulip displays, traditional villages and historic towns in Northern Holland. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr

Northern Holland Tulip Time Cruise in Springtime
From £1873pp

Rhine and Moselle with Paris

9 Nights - Trier to Amsterdam

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

This superb holiday visits the picturesque wine-producing regions, magnificent cities and charming towns along the Rhine, beginning with a two-night hotel stay in Paris. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise with Paris Hotel Stay
From £2288pp

Magnificent Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey through the heart of Europe along the picturesque Rhine from Amsterdam, through the Main-Danube Canal and onto the Danube to cosmopolitan Budapest, visiting historic cities and charming towns. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec

Magnificent Europe - Rhine and Danube River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
From £2835pp

The Upper Rhine to the City of Music

11 Nights - Basel to Vienna

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Experience the different cultures and traditions in four contrasting countries on this voyage from Vienna to Basel. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep

The Upper Rhine to the City of Music River Cruise from Basel to Vienna
From £2851pp

European Splendour

12 Nights - Amsterdam to Vienna

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

A superb itinerary exploring the most popular sections of the enchanting Rhine and picturesque Danube. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

European Splendour - Rhine and Danube River Cruise from Amsterdam
From £2897pp

The Rhine and Moselle

12 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey along the full length of the Rhine and Moselle from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland, to charactersistic towns, historic cities and the scenic Alsace and Black Forest areas. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam
From £2914pp

Highlights of Germany

12 Nights - Passau to Basel

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Enjoy a hotel stay in Munich, before exploring the highlights of Germany as you travel from Passau along the Danube, Main and Rhine. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Sep

Highlights of Germany - River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
From £3045pp

Rhine and Rhone Revealed

15 Nights - Amsterdam to Cote d'Azur

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Discover the highlights of Germany and Austria along the Rhine and explore the wine regions of Burgundy and Provence along the Rhone plus enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Monte Carlo. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Rhine and Rhone Revealed from Amsterdam to Cote d'Azur
From £3495pp

Riviera TravelRiviera Travel

  • Includes Eurostar or flights from UK
  • Open seating for meals
  • Included shore excursions
  • Choice of dining options
  • British passengers
  • Informal dress code

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Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron Lord Byron

Visit the battlefields of World War II and commemorative memorials in Arnhem, Oosterbeek and Ypres, and see the colourful tulips in full bloom at the Keukenhof Gardens. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May

Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields Springtime Cruise
From £1099pp

Rhine and Moselle

7 Nights - Cologne and back

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron Lord Byron

Visit the highlights along the scenic Rhine and Moselle rivers visiting historic villages and famous wine towns in the heart of Germany. Prices include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise
From £1199pp

River Rhine to Switzerland

7 Nights - Cologne to Basel

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron and Jane Austen Lord Byron and Jane Austen

Join your floating hotel in Cologne cruising through the Rhine Valley to charming riverside towns and the scenic Black Forest, home to some of the most picturesque Alpine scenery. Prices include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

River Rhine to Switzerland Cruise
From £1349pp
No single supplement on 24 Aug and 22 Sep departures!

Heart of Europe

13 Nights - Cologne to Budapest

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron and Jane Austen Lord Byron and Jane Austen

Tour through the heart of Europe along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Cologne to Budapest visiting well-preserved historic towns in Germany and the impressive city of Vienna in Austria. Include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Heart of Europe from Cologne to Budapest
From £1549pp

Emerald WaterwaysEmerald Waterways

  • Travel package from the UK
  • Included shore excursions
  • Included tips and gratuities
  • Choice of dining options
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Mainly UK/AUS passengers

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Jewels of the Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

See spectacular scenery, fairytale castles and ornate architecture as you journey along the picturesque River Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Oct
2016 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise
From £1345pp
Save £700 per couple plus low deposit of just £250pp on 2015 departures!

Splendours of Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

Visit the imperial capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and the quaint towns of Bamberg, Passau and Melk as you journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers past story-book castles perched high above terraced vineyards. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
2016 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Splendours of Europe River Cruise
From £1995pp
Save £1000 per couple plus low deposit of just £250pp on 2015 departures!

Magical Rhine and Moselle

11 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

Explore Germany's scenic Black Forest region, visit the magnificent cities of Cologne and Amsterdam, and tour charming riverside towns. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Apr

Magical Rhine and Moselle River Cruise
From £2245pp
Save £700 per couple plus low deposit of just £250pp!

AMA WaterwaysAMA Waterways

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/AUS passengers

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Enchanting Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Visit the highlights of Holland and Germany including the famous house of Anne Frank in Amsterdam, the magnificent Gothic Cathedral in Cologne and the 'La Petite France' district in Strasbourg. Includes shore excursions and drinks with meals River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Enchanting Rhine River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
From £1389pp
Save up to £1055 per cabin - flight inclusive package from just £1715pp!

Christmas on the Rhine

7 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

This is the perfect way to enjoy the spirit of the festive season visiting traditional Christmas markets and see the towns decorated with spectacular displays of Christmas lights. Includes shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Nov, Dec

Christmas on the Rhine River cruise from Basel
From £1562pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Rivers and Castles of Europe

7 Nights - Luxembourg to Nuremberg

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey along the Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers through Germany's beautiful wine-producing areas and past historic castles. Includes shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Rivers and Castles of Europe Cruise from Luxembourg
From £1619pp
Free flights from London and overseas transfers - from £1899pp!

Ultimate Europe

14 Nights - Budapest to Luxemburg

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Visit the historic capitals of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna, explore picturesque wine-growing areas of Germany as you journey through central Europe. Includes excursions and drinks with meals River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Ultimate Europe River Cruise from Budapest
From £3175pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Magnificent Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Cruise through the heart of Europe along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest following the route of emperors and kings through five magnificent countries. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Magnificent Europe - Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
From £3519pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Travelmarvel by APTTravelmarvel by APT

  • Includes flight package from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Includes gratuities
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Informal dress code
  • Open seating for meals
  • In-cabin bottled water replenished daily
  • Mainly AUS/UK passengers
  • Complimentary bicycles and Wi-Fi access

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European Gems

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Travelmarvel Jewel and Diamond Travelmarvel Jewel and Diamond

Explore the heart of Germany and Austria on this superb-value APT Travelmarvel itinerary. Includes flights from the UK and shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec

European Gems - River Rhine, Main and Danube River Cruise
From £2965pp

Amadeus River CruisesAmadeus River Cruises

  • Quality boutique ships with superb Austrian hospitality
  • Wide choice of optional excursions for complete flexibility
  • Complimentary wine with dinner
  • Choice of dining options
  • UK, US and European passengers
  • Smart casual dress

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Classical Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Amadeus River Cruises Ship - Amadeus Silver II Amadeus Silver II

Take in the spectacular scenery along the Rhine and Moselle rivers from Amsterdam to Switzerland in luxury and style, exploring the cultural cities of Cologne and Strasbourg and the quaint village of Cochem River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

Classical Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel
From £1092pp
Exclusive Blue Water cruise on 21 May 2015 from just £1995pp!

Scenic ToursScenic Tours

  • Travel package from UK
  • Butler service in all cabins
  • Shore excursions included
  • Balcony cabins available
  • Complimentary drinks on board throughout cruise
  • Gratuities included
  • Informal dress code
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Open seating for meals
  • Mainly UK/AUS passengers

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Festive Treasures of the Rhine

7 Nights - Nuremburg to Amsterdam

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Crystal and Jewel Scenic Crystal and Jewel

Explore magical festive markets and rejoice in the Christmas spirit on this superb all-inclusive holiday along the romantic Rhine from Nuremburg to Amsterdam River Cruise

Festive Treasures of the Rhine

Highlights of the Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond

Discover the natural and historical treasures of Germany on this all-inclusive luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland. Includes shore excursions, return flights or Eurostar from the UK, butler service and all gratuities River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep

Highlights of the Rhine River Cruise
From £1365pp
Book by 28 Feb 2015 for an exclusive discount of up to £2860 per couple!

Jewels of Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond

Explore the highlights of Europe on this superb all-inclusive voyage from Amsterdam to Budapest. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, butler service and all gratuities River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Jewels of Europe River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
From £1965pp
Book by 28 Feb 2015 for an exclusive discount of up to £3660 per couple!

Romantic Rhine and Moselle

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Pearl and Ruby Scenic Pearl and Ruby

A unique 14-night cruise along the scenic River Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel past fairytale castles rising high above the terraced vineyards. Includes shore excursions, return flights or Eurostar from the UK, butler service and all gratuities River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Romantic Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
From £2265pp
Book by 28 Feb 2015 for an exclusive discount of up to £4260 per couple!

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  • Includes return travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Unlimited beverages on board (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly UK/US passengers
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore

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Castles along the Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Uniworld Ship - SS Antoinette SS Antoinette

Journey from Amsterdam to the highlights of Germany including designated UNESCO World Heritage towns and scenic villages, ending Basel in the Switzerland. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Castles along the Rhine River Cruise from Amsterdam
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Tulips and Windmills

9 Nights - Amsterdam to Antwerp

Uniworld Ship - River Duchess River Duchess

See the colourful tulip fields and discover the heritage of Belgium and the Netherlands. Includes return flights from the UK and unlimited beverages on board River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr

Tulips and Windmills in Spring Cruise
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Rhine Festive Markets

7 Nights - Basel to Cologne

Uniworld Ship - SS Antoinette SS Antoinette

Celebrate the festive season visiting the Christmas markets in the fairytale towns and cities along the Rhine where many Christmas traditions are said to have begun. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2015 - Nov, Dec

River Rhine Festive Markets cruise from Basel
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Holland and Belgium at Tulip Time

7 Nights - Brussels to Amsterdam

Uniworld Ship - River Ambassador River Ambassador

Explore the picturesque canals of the Netherlands and historic cities in Belgium including Brussels and Antwerp in springtime. Includes return flights from the UK and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr

Holland and Belgium at Tulip Time Cruise
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Rhine Discovery and Prague

9 Nights - Prague to Basel

Uniworld Ship - River Ambassador River Ambassador

Enjoy a hotel stay in the historic capital city of Prague before joining your ship and travelling along the majestic Main and Rhine. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Rhine Discovery and Prague River Cruise Holiday
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Legendary Rhine and Moselle

12 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Uniworld Ship - River Queen River Queen

Join your elegant ship exploring five magnificent and contrasting countries past some of Europe's most spectacular scenery and historical highlights. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Legendary Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
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European Discovery

14 Nights - Basel to Vienna

Uniworld Ship - River Ambassador River Ambassador

Travel from Basel to Vienna along the Rhine, Main and Danube with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and well-preserved towns in France, Germany and Austria. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

European Discovery River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
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European Serenade

13 Nights - Vienna to Amsterdam

Uniworld Ship - River Duchess River Duchess

Take in the spectacular scenery along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, visit imperial cities and stroll through quaint riverside fairytale villages. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

European Serenade - Rhine, Main and Danube River Cruise
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European Jewels

14 Nights - Budapest to Amsterdam

Uniworld Ship - River Empress River Empress

This fantastic itinerary takes you through four magnificent countries to Europe's most scenic destainations and uncover the gems of the European art, history and culture. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

European Jewels Danube and Rhine River Cruise from Budapest
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