Rhine River Cruises

River Rhine
River Rhine

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.

 

 

 

 

Cruises to Rhine

Floral Holland in the Spring

Floral Holland in the Spring

Departs: Amsterdam • Mon 06 Apr 2020
10 nights • Brabant • R2001

  • Revel in the Netherlands’ springtime splendour on a rewarding 10-night break packing in the seasonal and cultural delights of charming towns and cities, beautiful waterways and countryside scenes.
  • You can delve into the ‘Golden Age’ heritage of Hoorn and Enkuizen; learn of life in bygone eras at a fantastic Open Air Museum in Arnhem; see Kinderdijk’s iconic windmills; and tour to the Maxfeldt Historical Gardens from Kampen.
  • Rotterdam adds futuristic twist, while there’s a visit to Antwerp for chocolates and diamonds too, all before a call at Amsterdam affords a chance to see the vibrant tulips of the Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom.

Fly-cruise from £1,899pp
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History of the Rhine & Main

History of the Rhine & Main

Departs: Amsterdam • Thu 16 Apr 2020
10 nights • Brabant • R2002

  • From magnificent, majestic fortresses to preserved medieval centres and landmarks from World War II, the highlights of this absorbing journey through Germany present fascinating history at every turn.
  • You can visit the site of the infamous Battle of Remagen, and the remains of the iconic Ludendorff Bridge; take a cable car to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and stop by Rüdesheim’s sobering Hindenburg Bridge.
  • There are chances to explore the beautifully preserved historic hearts of UNESCO-listed Bamburg and Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval miracle’ – too, while you’ll also experience stunning scenic cruising of narrow canals and beautiful valleys.

Fly-cruise from £1,899pp
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German Beer & Traditions

German Beer & Traditions

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 21 Jun 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2009

  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Germany’s famous beer heritage on this special voyage, with chances to try some of the finest brews, enjoy an insight into their history and learn of the processes involved in creating them.
  • You can visit the pubs and breweries of Bamberg, famed for their smoked Rauchbier; take a tour of Würzburg’s Hofbräu brewery and the Brauhaus Faust in Miltenburg; and sample Cologne’s unique Kölsch Beer.
  • There are plenty of other highlights to uncover on this enlightening voyage too, including the glorious Würzburg Residence Palace; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; and the stunning scenery of the Middle Rhine Valley.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Trier

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Trier

Departs: Cologne • Sun 28 Jun 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2010

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany to Trier, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier, before cruising the Saar River.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
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Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 05 Jul 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R201112

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

Fly-cruise from £2,799pp
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Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 05 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2011

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Reisling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Departs: Basel • Sun 12 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2012

  • Bringing an array of the Rhine and Moselle’s historic and scenic treasures into focus, this absorbing journey offers chances to delight in the sight of impressive cathedrals, castles, famous vineyards and much more.
  • You can explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed historic centre and marvel at the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame; see the spires and domes of St Stephen Cathedral in Speyer; and take a cable car to Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
  • The fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle awaits you, and Cologne’s spectacular Cathedral is not-to-be-missed, while scenic cruising of the Middle Rhine and Lower Moselle Valleys will present unforgettable countryside views.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 19 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2013

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
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Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 26 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2014

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Reisling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
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Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 26 Jul 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R201415

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

Fly-cruise from £2,699pp
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Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Departs: Basel • Sun 02 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2015

  • Bringing an array of the Rhine and Moselle’s historic and scenic treasures into focus, this absorbing journey offers chances to delight in the sight of impressive cathedrals, castles, famous vineyards and much more.
  • You can explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed historic centre and marvel at the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame; see the spires and domes of St Stephen Cathedral in Speyer; and take a cable car to Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
  • The fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle awaits you, and Cologne’s spectacular Cathedral is not-to-be-missed, while scenic cruising of the Middle Rhine and Lower Moselle Valleys will present unforgettable countryside views.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 09 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2016

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 16 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2017

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Reisling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
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Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 16 Aug 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R201718

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 30 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2019

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
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Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 06 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2020

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Riesling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
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Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 06 Sep 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R202021

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

Fly-cruise from £2,899pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Departs: Basel • Sun 13 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2021

  • Bringing an array of the Rhine and Moselle’s historic and scenic treasures into focus, this absorbing journey offers chances to delight in the sight of impressive cathedrals, castles, famous vineyards and much more.
  • You can explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed historic centre and marvel at the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame; see the spires and domes of St Stephen Cathedral in Speyer; and take a cable car to Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
  • The fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle awaits you, and Cologne’s spectacular Cathedral is not-to-be-missed, while scenic cruising of the Middle Rhine and Lower Moselle Valleys will present unforgettable countryside views.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 20 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2022

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
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Historic Gems of Germany

Historic Gems of Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 27 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2023

  • With time ashore exploring fairytale German towns, and scenic cruising of gorgeous valleys and canals, every moment of this journey along the Rhine and Main will make for a memorable experience.
  • You’ll sail the Middle Rhine Valley en route to Rüdesheim, renowned for its shipping and winemaking heritage; stop at Miltenberg for a treasure trove of medieval delights; and visit Würzburg, home of the spectacular Palace of Würzburg.
  • Then there’s Bamberg, with its UNESCO-listed Old Town, and a navigation of the Main-Danube Canal, before you’re afforded time to explore the remarkable historic centre of Regensburg – Germany’s ‘Medieval Miracle’.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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