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Rhine River Vacations

Few vacations are able to offer such a charming experience as Rhine River cruises. A Rhine River cruise is an alluring way to experience small river ports that large cruise ships are unable to reach. These cruises go deep into the heart of Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. The one-of-a-kind, intimate atmosphere onboard these ships make it much more possible to enjoy Europe as you never have before. Plus, the cruise lines that offer Rhine river cruises have fabulous, regionally-inspired cuisine, matched perfectly by an attentive and well-trained staff. There is no better way to experience the Rhine River.

Rhine River cruises will bring you to port cities such as Amsterdam, Basel, Strasbourg, Mainz, Cologne, and Rudesheim. You can experience museums and art galleries, local cafes and restaurants, and cathedrals and canals as you’ve never dreamed you could! Get up close and personal with Germany’s famous Black Forest. Explore Strasbourg’s Cathedral Square. Tour age-old fortresses with an expert guide who brings its history to life. Peacefully float past Dutch windmills in the countryside. These are just a few of the mesmerizing things you can experience along the Rhine.

Typical Rhine River cruises are usually 7-nights long, with a few 14-night cruises available. Depending on the cruise line you book with, it is possible add on pre- and post-cruise tours to see even more of Europe while you are there.

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Select river cruises cannot be booked online. If you find that the river cruise you're interested in cannot be booked online, or if you'd just prefer to book over the phone with one of our River Cruise Experts, call us toll free at 1-866-214-7447 (US & Canada only). International customers can reach us at +001-732-970-9142.

Highlighted Rhine River Cruise Attractions

The following are just a few of the many things to do during a Rhine River cruise:

Active Excursions

Many Rhine River itineraries include the option to take an active excursion. Active excursions usually involve a physically-challenging activity such as hiking or biking, and is an incredible way to experience some of the ports along the Rhine. For example, you might be able to join in on a guided vineyard hike in Rudesheim or venture through Germany’s Black Forest by way of bike. Active excursions are wonderful ways to experience Europe as a local, and most river cruise lines offer them.

Guided Walks

Guided walks are a staple of Rhine River cruise itineraries and are usually included with your fare (but this can vary by cruise line). During a guided walking tour, usually of large cities with much to see, your guide can show you the best highlights and provide you with interesting insights you wouldn’t learn elsewhere. If you’re not sure where to begin exploring first, you might consider partaking in a guided walking tour to ensure you see it all.

Christmas Markets

If you are sailing a Rhine River itinerary that occurs during the winter, it is possible you might get to experience Europe’s sparkling Christmas markets, which is an experience like no other. You’ll get to browse stalls selling handmade jewelry, pottery, and other handicrafts by local vendors. Fresh gingerbread and mulled wine awaits you as you admire the amazing decorations and feel the festive spirit come alive.

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

AmaWaterways
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  • Ships: 24 (28 - 196 Guests)
  • Intimate Environment, Inclusive Value
  • Wine + Beer Included w/ Lunch & Dinn
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 24 (28 - 196 Guests)
  • Intimate Environment, Inclusive Value
  • Wine + Beer Included w/ Lunch & Dinn
  • Critically Acclaimed

One of the world's leaders in luxury river cruising, AmaWaterways (formerly named Amadeus Waterways), is an excellent option for more discerning and experienced travelers. With exquisitely decorated staterooms, equipped with flat-screen TV & internet access, French Balconies, Sun Deck with walking track, a whirlpool and bicycles to explore on your own, AmaWaterways' new ships are among the most state-of-the-art ships cruising the rivers of Europe, Southeast Asia, and South Africa.

Avalon Waterways
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (16 - 166 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (16 - 166 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Beer & Wine Included w/ Dinner

An award-winning river cruise line, Avalon Waterways offers luxury river cruises throughout the waters of Europe, China, the Galapagos Islands and Egypt. Their ships are among the youngest and most innovative in the river cruising industry, featuring large accommodations, fantastic cuisine and wonderful itineraries. As a part of the Globus family of brands, many of Avalon's cruises can be combined with a Globus land package, creating a truly unique vacation package. Thanks to Avalon Waterways' relationship with Globus, they're able to offer inspired enrichment on their cruises through guided sightseeing tours, daily port lectures and VIP access into key destinations.

Emerald Cruises
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  • Deluxe / River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (84 - 204 Guests)
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Emerald Cruises
Emerald Cruises
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  • Deluxe / River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (84 - 204 Guests)
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
  • Valuable Inclusions
  • Contemporary Style

Founded in 2014, originally as Emerald Waterways, Emerald Cruises, is an award-winning deluxe cruise line well known for its great value and contemporary style, offering both river and yacht cruises. Included in an Emerald Cruises vacation is a wonderful selection of dining and beverage options, as well as a selection of shore excursions for when you are exploring on land. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included during lunch and dinner aboard their Star-Ships and their yacht, with complimentary tea and coffee all day long. Bottled water is provided in your room, and is replenished daily. Their onboard cuisine uses local, fresh ingredients, further immersing you into the destination being explored. WiFi is included standard and tipping is included, which are both otherwise significant expenses that you won't have to consider during your vacation.

Riviera River Cruises
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  • Ships: 13 (126 - 169 Guests)
  • British-owned Cruise Line
  • Spacious Accommodations
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Riviera River Cruises
Riviera River Cruises
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (126 - 169 Guests)
  • British-owned Cruise Line
  • Spacious Accommodations
  • Solo Traveler Itineraries
  • Open Seating Dining

Riviera River Cruises is one of the most passionate cruise lines to exist, best known for their high standards and independence in river cruising. It is the perfect option for discerning travelers who are looking for a new way to experience the rivers of Europe. Riviera River Cruises’ ships are five-star luxury vessels that are purpose-built to navigate the waterways of the Danube, Main, Moselle, Rhine, Seine, Douro and Saone rivers. Carrying just between 88 and 144 guests each, you can expect to encounter the most exquisite personalized service aboard each one.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
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  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
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  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
  • 5-Star Travel

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours is a 5-star luxury cruise line, providing all-inclusive river and ocean journeys through Europe, Asia, Australia, and more. Scenic Luxury provides award-winning service and exceeds expectations of comfort and luxury with a small ship experience. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has a diverse selection of dining and beverage options, as well as a selection of shore excursions for when you want to explore land. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included aboard their Space-Ships. Bottled water is provided in your room, and is replenished daily. Their onboard cuisine uses local, fresh ingredients, further immersing you into the destination being explored. WiFi and tipping is included, which are both otherwise significant expenses that you won't have to consider during your vacation.

Tauck Cruises
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  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
  • Unique excursions
  • Intimate ships (98 to 130 passengers)

One of the world's leaders in premium land tours also offers fantastic river cruises in Europe, as well as small ship cruises. Their luxurious Tauck River Cruising fleet sails in some of the most famous rivers in the world, such as the Rhine, Rhone, Danube and Seine. Tauck Cruises' small ship fleet provides expedition and cultural journey cruises worldwide. Every one of their river cruises is all-inclusive, providing guests with a great value, pairing fantastically with their intimate, club-like onboard atmosphere and the uncommon access they get their guests via exclusive cultural experiences on their included excursions ashore.

Uniworld River Cruises
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  • Ships: 17 (32 - 159 Guests)
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  • Every Stateroom Has River View
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Uniworld River Cruises
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 17 (32 - 159 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Product
  • Every Stateroom Has River View

Uniworld, one of America's leaders in river cruise/tour programs to Europe, Portugal, Russia, China, India, and Egypt offers more itineraries on more rivers aboard more ships than any other travel company. Few river cruise lines even come close to offering the quality and diversity of choices you have with Uniworld. With over 500 departures, more than 40 itineraries, and a great crew-to-guest ratio (1 to 3) there is simply no better way to travel.

Viking River Cruises
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  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions & Wi-Fi Included
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Viking River Cruises
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions & Wi-Fi Included
  • Wine & Beer Included at Lunch &
  • Award-Winning Service

Viking River Cruises operates the world’s largest fleet of deluxe vessels built specifically for river travel. Viking sails in the rivers of Europe, Russia, China and Egypt, including the Rhine, Main, Moselle, Danube, Elbe, Seine, Yangtze, Nile and Volga. Their pricing includes Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions - plus, hotel accommodations on their cruise tours. Complimentary specialty coffee and teas are available 24 hours, and complimentary bottled water is replenished daily. While on a Viking River cruise you can expect world-class service, cultural enrichment, and accommodations with hotel-style beds and spacious showers.

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Escorted Tours

An escorted tour includes a professional guide, as opposed to being an independent (or self-guided) tour. Some escorted tour operators include a limited amount of time for guests to explore on their own, while others have tours that are completely escorted. Typically, just about your entire itinerary is included and planned for in an escorted tour package. You don't have to worry about what you're going to see and don't have to make reservations (for each component of the trip) with multiple tour operators - this option allows for you to just leave it to the professionals and enjoy yourself.

Depending on the tour operator, as well as on the specific tour, some tours are private (just you and your traveling companions, if you have any) while others are with other travelers that booked the same tour. In the latter case, some tour operators offer small groups (which tend to be more expensive, but also more intimate and exclusive) while some have larger groups that travel together (which provides a very social atmosphere, as you can meet many other people).

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Luxury Tours

When the finest vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

Common inclusions on the tours offered by these companies are luxury accommodations, private or small groups, exclusive/VIP experiences, and more. Although these tour operators are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Budget Tours

The tour operators that we list as offering a "Budget" product are those that tend to have pricing that is considered more economical, and as a result often include components (i.e. accommodations and tours) that are good but not quite top tier.

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Customizable Tours

These tour operators give customers the option of picking and choosing pieces, creating a vacation that fits their preferences. Whether it's selecting specific hotels, or visiting specific destinations, the options are plentiful and sure to please you! We can arrange for as customized and specific of a tour that you would like, whether it be escorted, independent, or a bit of both. Contact us today to get the conversation started with one of our experienced travel advisors.

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Independent Travel

Also referred to as self-guided travel, independent travel gives you the freedom to do things at your own pace. You don't have a guide with you like you would on an escorted tour, but you can make your own schedule and choose your own itinerary.

This option is usually significantly less expensive than an escorted tour that includes similar components; however, cost and quality simply depends on the tour you select as both budget and luxury tour operators offer this type of travel.

Adventures by Disney
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  • Escorted / Luxury
  • Premium Escorted Tours
  • VIP Treatment
  • Hassle-Free Travel

Created with families in mind, Adventures by Disney is a premium tour company that offers land packages on six of the world's seven continents! Guests are provided with exclusive itineraries, VIP treatment, and fun-filled integration of the Disney brand.

Cosmos
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  • Budget-Priced Escorted Tours
  • Part of the Globus Family of Brands
  • Free Time Built into All Vacations
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  • Budget / Escorted
  • Budget-Priced Escorted Tours
  • Part of the Globus Family of Brands
  • Free Time Built into All Vacations

Cosmos provides affordable, budget-priced, escorted tour packages. Their packages may include air, accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, many meals, and the services of a Tour Director for much less than if you booked them all on your own.

Gate 1 Travel
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  • Groups of 24 to 42 Travelers
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  • Budget / Customizable / Escorted / Independent Travel
  • Exceptional Value
  • Groups of 24 to 42 Travelers

Founded in 1981, Gate 1 Travel offers escorted tours, European river cruises, independent vacations and customized international vacation packages for less. Our extra discounts on their travel packages and tour packages provide exceptional value.

Globus
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  • Perfectly Planned
  • Many Inclusions & Experiences
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  • Escorted
  • Perfectly Planned
  • Many Inclusions & Experiences
  • Time to Explore on Your Own

One of the world's leaders in luxury travel, Globus has been arranging tours since 1928. By booking a Globus tour (referred to by them as "journeys") you'll gain VIP access to many sites visited during your journey, special excursions that are included in the price of your tour, access to an expert Tour Director that has unique knowledge about the destinations, and you'll stay in first-class and above pre-selected hotels (with breakfast and dinner usually included), located in prime areas. Portage is included with all Globus tours, so you won't have to worry about lugging your luggage from one place to another. Some tour operators over-schedule you, but Globus weaves in just the right amount of free time for individual exploration.

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