Flowing from Switzerland to the depths of the North Sea, the Rhine is one of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Reaching the banks of Germany’s Rhine Valley, crossing paths with the River Main and coursing through the forests of Pfälzer Wald, a heavily wooded upland region on the Upper Rhine, the river is a place of fantasy – just waiting to be discovered on 2019 Rhine river cruises.
While sailing on the Rhine, experience an area of outstanding natural beauty dotted with castles and picturesque old towns. Explore the old cathedral city of Mainz and visit the 11th Century Cathedral of St. Peter in the city of Worms – a spectacle with four towers and twin domes.
Sail along the Upper Rhine and visit the 1.770 square kilometre forest of Pfälzer Wald, or Palatinate Forest, one of the largest expanses of forest in Germany. Much of this region is home to hiking and biking trails, making it a wonderful place to spend time on the Rhine. You could even visit the ethereal Kölner Dom in Cologne, where you can climb the steps and witness unparalleled views of the cityscape and the Rhine river as it courses past the Gothic church.
Stop at the junction between the River Mosel and the Rhine at the old town of Koblenz, where you can indulge your inner historian and visit St. Castor’s Church, the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein and the Deutschherrenhaus – the remains of a castle and a popular spot for summer evening music concerts.
From its source in the Swiss Alps and through the Netherlands, where it empties into the North Sea, the Rhine is one of Europe’s best waterways and makes for fantastic river cruises.
With so much to enjoy and explore while sailing along the Rhine, why not browse our fantastic range of itineraries, below, and call our Cruise Concierge team to secure your place on-board in 2019?
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