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River Cruises in Germany

Germany has a rich history and culture with a host of museums, local markets, impressive architecture and dominating cathedrals just waiting to be explored. 

Germany Escorted River Cruises

Rail & Cruise tours along the Rhine and Danube

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.

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Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein Castle

Fairytale Bavaria & Five-Star Danube Cruise

Bavaria's magnificent castles, mysterious forests and magical mountains are the backdrop to this majestic tour, uncovering many hidden gems in the historic kingdom of Bavaria. Discover fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and ride the Bavarian Zugspitz Mountain Railway, from our base in the charming village of Fussen.

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2019Sep
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12 days from £2,345 pp

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Amadeus QueenAmadeus Queen

Five-Star Danube Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Queen, which comes replete with its own swimming pool amongst other cutting-edge facilities, experience the magic of the blue Danube from the elegance of Imperial Vienna, to the twin-cities of Buda and Pest.

Step back in time to the eras of the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of the Habsburgs, all whilst enjoying the surroundings of your ultra modern and comfortable cruise ship. There are also lots of included opportunities to taste specialties of each region you sail through, completing a cruise that is a real treat for the senses.

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2019Sep
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8 days from £1,495 pp

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Amadeus QueenAmadeus Queen

Five-Star Danube Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Queen, which comes replete with its own swimming pool amongst other cutting-edge facilities, experience the magic of the blue Danube from the elegance of Imperial Vienna, to the twin-cities of Buda and Pest.

Step back in time to the eras of the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of the Habsburgs, all whilst enjoying the surroundings of your ultra modern and comfortable cruise ship. There are also lots of included opportunities to taste specialties of each region you sail through, completing a cruise that is a real treat for the senses.

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2019Sep
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9 days from £1,895 pp

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Veliko TurnovoVeliko Turnovo

Five-Star Grand Cruise - Black Sea to the Danube

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Silver II which comes replete cutting-edge facilities, follow the path of the Black Sea as it makes its journey towards the coast and soak up the very best of Eastern Europe; from the unusual nature of the Danube Delta and the unique cities of Serbia and Bulgaria to the vast expanses and traditions of the Great Hungarian Plains.

Then experience the magic of the blue Danube from the twin-cities of Buda and Pest to the elegance of Imperial Vienna

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2020Jul

16 days from £3,695 pp

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Veliko TurnovoVeliko Turnovo

Five-Star Grand Cruise - Black Sea to the Danube (Fly & Cruise)

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Silver II which comes replete cutting-edge facilities, follow the path of the Black Sea as it makes its journey towards the coast and soak up the very best of Eastern Europe; from the unusual nature of the Danube Delta and the unique cities of Serbia and Bulgaria to the vast expanses and traditions of the Great Hungarian Plains.

Then experience the magic of the blue Danube from the twin-cities of Buda and Pest to the elegance of Imperial Vienna

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2020Jul

16 days from £3,195 pp

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Premium Rhine CruisePremium Rhine Cruise

Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river.

Over the course of four different countries, discover some of the finest experiences these nations have to offer including a German heritage rail journey, a French city tour and Dutch steam trains, along with daytime cruising on some of the finest stretches of the Rhine.

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2019Sep
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8 days from £1,295 pp

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Premium Rhine CruisePremium Rhine Cruise

Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river.

Over the course of four different countries, discover some of the finest experiences these nations have to offer including a German heritage rail journey, a French city tour and Dutch steam trains, along with daytime cruising on some of the finest stretches of the Rhine.

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2019Sep
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8 days from £1,395 pp

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Glacier ExpressGlacier Express

Glacier Express & Five-Star Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world's finest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Switzerland's incredible natural beauty is on full display on this panoramic rail journey through mountain passes and lush valleys.

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2019Sep
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11 days from £2,295 pp

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Budapest Parliament BuildingBudapest Parliament Building

Imperial Cities & Five-Star Danube Cruise

Begin your Imperial adventure early and explore the multi-faceted histories of two European giants, Berlin and Prague. From Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, to landmarks that have had much significance within our lifetimes, experience centuries in just a few days.

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2019Sep
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12 days from £2,295 pp

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Jungfrau ExpressJungfrau Express

Jungfrau Express & Five-Star Rhine Cruise

Before you set sail on the magical waters of the Rhine, venture to the top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest railway station. Experience the majesty of the Swiss Alps by rail, as the mountains serenade you with spectacular views across the peaks below.

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2019Sep
2020JunAugSepOct

10 days from £1,995 pp

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Oberammergau & Five-Star Danube Cruise

The Oberammergau Passion Play is famous across the world for its marvellous retelling of the Passion of the Christ. Celebrate the play with top tier tickets before embarking on a wonderful 7-night cruise on the magnificent Danube River.

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2020MayAug

11 days from £3,695 pp

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Five-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 II, you can experience an indulgent Christmas holiday on one of Europe's most beautiful waterways.

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2019Dec

7 days from £2,160 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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