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Germany River Cruises

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.

Fairytale castles, vibrant cities and poetic vistas are what make river cruising in Germany unique. From the romance of the Rhine Gorge to the raw nature of the Black Forest, its easy to see why Germany is a popular choice for first-time river cruisers.

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Christmas Markets of the Rhine
Rail & Cruise
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4.5 stars(86 reviews)
2024NovDec
5 days from
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Rhine Gorge
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4.3 stars(121 reviews)
2024MayJunJulSepOct
2025MayJunJul
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Salzburg
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4.2 stars(65 reviews)
2024JunJulAug
2025JunJulAug
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  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Budapest
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2024JunJulAug
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Glacier Express
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4.6 stars(39 reviews)
2024JunAugSep
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Charles Bridge, Prague
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4.4 stars(27 reviews)
2024JunAug
2025JunJulAug
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Wachau Valley
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2024JulAug
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Cruise
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Danube Bend
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4.6 stars(10 reviews)
2024JunJulAug
2025JunJulAug
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Pfalzgrafenstein Castle
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4.8 stars(28 reviews)
2024JunJulSep
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
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Schonbrunn Palace Gardens, Vienna
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Our customers love our Germany River Cruises tours
Christmas Markets of the Rhine
25 Dec 2023
Melanie Gold
5 stars
“This 4-city cruise was a great introduction to the Rhine and the fabulous German Christmas markets. Food was excellent, the stateroom felt luxurious, the walking tours informative, and for travelers who speak only English, there are no language barriers. Most helpful was our Great Rail Journeys coordinator, who gave me such helpful advise when I opted to spend an additional day in Germany and return to the UK on my own.
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The Majestic Rhine
14 Oct 2023
Robert
5 stars
“Modern boat with competent staff and excellent cuisine. Good balance with excursions and free time to relax and excellent value for money. Helpful and customer focused on board tour manager..
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Top of Europe & The Majestic Rhine
13 Oct 2023
Melinda Roe
5 stars
“Was a fantastic trip in some of the most beautiful places Reps were really helpful food on cruise was amazing also met some lovely people
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The Classic Blue Danube
27 Sep 2023
J W Smail
5 stars
“Wonderful cruise from start to finish. Extremely comfortable ship (Amadeus Riva). Delightful crew who provided first class service throughout - nothing was too much trouble. Menu choice and all meals incredibly high standard for a relatively small ship. All excursions interesting and well organised by cruise directors. Would highly recommend to others.
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Imperial Cities & Delights of the Danube
27 Sep 2023
Gill Cox
5 stars
“Excellent from start to finish
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Delights of the Danube
26 Sep 2023
A Barton
5 stars
“It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The staff and crew were all excellent and very attentive. Everything was well organized and there was always something going on. The food was delicious with plenty of choice.
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The Classic Blue Danube
25 Sep 2023
stella lewis
5 stars
“The Amadeus crew looked after us extremely well and the ship was in pristine condition
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Fairytale Bavaria & Delights of the Danube
23 Sep 2023
J Jones
5 stars
“We had a great holiday and the scenery was fantastic. The first 4 days were done with trains, 1st day stop Stuttgart with castles to see, next 3 at Fussen and mountain's to see all great. The rest of the holiday was on ship on the Danube, terrific service and views.
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Glacier Express & The Romantic Rhine
12 Aug 2023
Archie Westwood
5 stars
“A great relaxing and interesting tour, with excellent food, accommodation and service throughout. The scenery from the Glacier Express was stunning.
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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.