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Rhine River Cruises

RIVER CRUISES ALONG THE RHINE

Enjoy a marvellous voyage that takes in the very best of the majestic, sweeping Rhine, with its fairy-tale castles, picturesque towns and vineyard-backed villages.

Beginning as a trickle from Lake Toma high in the Swiss Alps, it’s not long before the mighty Rhine begins to shape the map of Europe, forming the western border of Liechtenstein – just one of six modern-day national borders that trace this important river’s banks.

Reaching Basel, the Rhine’s waters calm and flow from mountainous Switzerland, towards the vibrant Alsace city of Strasbourg - splitting France from Germany as it goes. Leaving the French border, the Rhine passes close to fairy-tale Heidelberg and flows through Baroque Mannheim, towards Mainz, a city steeped in history and first settled by the Holy Roman Empire as far back as the first century BC.

Continuing through Germany, the Rhine flows through the mesmerising Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and through the classic Middle Rhine of picture-book wine-villages, vineyards and ancient castles, before passing the prosperous city of Cologne with its twin-spired cathedral, and lively, chic Dusseldorf.

At the Dutch border, the Rhine splits into various distributaries and helps to form the enormous delta that shapes Netherlands’ landscape – and helps create the famous Dutch waterways. From here, the river’s course is harder to discern, though this is of no odds to those contentedly exploring the windmill-dotted Dutch landscape, en route to maritime Rotterdam or colourful Amsterdam. 

Classic Rhine Cruise to Switzerland
Six visits and tours - Cruise upstream to Mainz and enjoy a walking tour - An overnight stay close to Strasbourg
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  • 8 days from: £1785pp
  • 6 airports
  • 3 dates available
  • May 2021 - Jun 2021
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Rhine Mini Cruise
Embark A-ROSA FLORA in Cologne - Four visits and tours - Cruise south to famous wine-town Rüdesheim and historic Mainz, with included walking tour of Mainz
  • 5 days from: £755pp
  • 7 airports
  • 2 dates available
  • Mar 2021
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Rhine Christmas Markets
Four visits and tours - Sail south through the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge - An evening call in Mannheim
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  • 5 days from: £805pp
  • 7 airports
  • 4 dates available
  • Nov 2020 - Dec 2021
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Rhine Cruise and Amsterdam at Christmas
Four visits and tours - An overnight stay in Antwerp - A tour of Amsterdam on Christmas Day
  • 6 days from: £1195pp
  • 7 airports
  • 2 dates available
  • Dec 2020 - Dec 2021
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Cologne and the Classic Rhine Cruise to Switzerland
Embark your A-ROSA AQUA or A-ROSA FLORA ship in Cologne - Six visits and tours - Cruise south to Mainz, to enjoy a walking of the ancient city
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  • 11 days from: £2059pp
  • 7 airports
  • 3 dates available
  • May 2021 - Jun 2021
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