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Germany Escorted River Cruises

Holiday tours along the Rhine and Danube

Germany has a rich history and culture with a host of museums, local markets, impressive architecture and dominating cathedrals just waiting to be explored. With several of the major rivers in Europe flowing through various locations across Germany, river cruises are a great way to travel if you want to see the diversity of sights that this beautiful country has to offer.

Whilst you admire the medieval castles, famous wine regions and eclectic cities of Germany, river cruises offer both the tranquillity and excitement needed for an engaging holiday experience. This form of travel also offers many other highlights such as the convenience of onboard accommodation, ensuring that you do not miss a moment of the ever changing landscape. Other facilities include stylish lounges and bars, excellent panoramic viewing points and occasionally fitness rooms and spas. For further information of the ships and locations, there is a detailed itinerary provided for each cruise.

There are 8 tours matching Germany River Cruises

5-Star Rhine Cruise

From Amsterdam in Holland, we explore charming medieval wine towns, admire the breathtaking scenery of the Rhine Gorge and then cross into France, exploring charming Strasbourg before ending in the Swiss city of Basel.

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8 days from £1,495 pp

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5-Star Rhine Cruise at Christmas

Explore the fascinating towns and stunning scenery along the Rhine on a festive rail-cruise holiday. From the comfort and luxury of the 5-star MS Amadeus Silver III, you can experience an indulgent Christmas holiday on one of Europe's most beautiful waterways.

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7 days from £1,875 pp

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5-Star Rhine Cruise at New Year

Enjoy a fantastic New Year break cruising along the marvellous Rhine. From the comfort of the luxurious 5-star MS Amadeus Silver II, we take in the stunning scenery and some of Europe's prettiest towns, and see in the New Year in style.

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8 days from £2,025 pp

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Danube Cruise

At every bend the spectacular Danube reveals new surprises - imposing fortresses, vine-laden hillsides and alluring forests. We explore four distinctive countries and experience each region's beauty whilst discovering their rich history and varied cultures.

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10 days from £1,685 pp

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Rhine Cruise

Step aboard the wonderful A-Rosa Aqua and enjoy an enthralling and relaxing cruise. From Cologne to Basel, cruise the length of Germany along the romantic River Rhine, explore fine medieval towns, admire castles perched dramatically above the river, and relax on board.

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8 days from £1,340 pp

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5-Star Danube to the Black Sea

Embark on an exciting thousand-mile journey along the mighty Danube, cruising through eight countries before arriving at the Black Sea. Admire the river's full spectrum of vistas - from Austria's wine regions to the imperial cities of Budapest.

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18 days from £3,660 pp

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River Cruises through Germany - Traveller's Notes

Rivers have played an important part in every culture and society throughout history. Many towns and cities have been built around the river banks to utilise the resources provided by these waterways from the import and export of goods to travel, tourism and water sources. As such, taking a tour down the river today can provide convenient access to views of a variety of growing metropolises and cosy riverside towns. River cruises in Germany are particularly charming as, depending on your river of choice, they not only travel through sights such as the spectacular city of Cologne or the wine town of Rüdesheim, but also through areas of extreme natural beauty. River cruises exploring the Rhine for instance pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge, a designated UNESCO world heritage site. Apart from its stunning views the Gorge is also home to the famous Lorelei Rock which has been the subject of many poems, songs and folklore. With cruises on the river Rhine and Danube all featuring views of Germany, whether you prefer the atmosphere of the city or the enchanting natural landscape, Great Rail Journeys provide a choice of river cruises in Germany to suit the desires of every traveller.

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