Flanked by world-famous wine valleys and vineyards, rolling hills, fairytale-esque spires and castles and a string of charming medieval towns and charismatic cities, the romantic River Rhine never fails to enthral and inspire.
Take a relaxing glide along the Rhine with Fred. Olsen and you can immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating history and captivating culture of the Netherlands, western Germany and beyond, with hours of unforgettable daytime scenic cruising and stops at beautiful and bewitching destinations.
You could discover Dutch delights such as the magnificent modern architecture of Rotterdam, the iconic UNESCO-listed windmills of Kinderdijk and the historical and architectural treasures of centuries-old towns and cities such as Dordrecht, Arnhem, Deventer and Schoonhoven. [ReadMore]
The gems of western Germany are the undoubted highlights of the Rhine’s epic journey. These include Cologne – the beating heart of the Rhineland – and the city’s awe-inspiring cathedral; the idyllic medieval town of Braubach and the striking Marksburg Castle; the Roman city of Koblenz, surrounded by glorious mountain ranges at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers; and much more. The enchanting Middle Rhine Valley, in particular the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge, is Germany at its finest. This picturesque section of the Rhine is a showcase of stunning natural scenery and impressive castles and fortifications.
Along the Upper Rhine, there are opportunities to experience the best of France’s glorious Alsace region and Germany’s world-famous winemaking region, the Southern Palatinate. Here you can enjoy views of glorious countryside as your riverboat sails the border of western Germany and eastern France; sample tasty tipples in Breisach, home to one of Europe’s largest wine cellars; and visit the cosmopolitan, cultural French city of Strasbourg.