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Koblenz River Cruises

About Koblenz 

Koblenz sits at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in south-western Germany, halfway between Frankfurt and Cologne. It is famous for its distinctive tree-lined Deutches Eck, or German Corner, which is the pointed headland between the two rivers where a colossal statue of Emperor Wilhelm I keeps watch. Taking its name from the Latin word confluentes, or ‘confluence’, Koblenz sits on the banks of the Rhine and the Moselle. The city’s rich history dates back to the days of the Roman Empire, where it began as little more than a military outpost founded by Drusus, father of Emperor Claudius and the first general to begin the conquest of ancient Germany. The city would later be taken by the Franks, conquered by the French and later ruled by the Prussians – and has an abundance of castles and defensive fortress walls to show for its tumultuous past. 

Exploring Koblenz 

You'll get a true feel for German history and culture by simply sailing by the city of Koblenz but a large number of river cruises may give you the chance to disembark and explore the city's medieval centre, where you can walk the streets and immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of the Old Town. 

If a leisurely exploration is the focus of your visit rather than planned sight-seeing, you could take time to browse the shops and relax at one of many beautiful street-side cafes, or make your way to a traditional beer house for a true taste of Germany’s rich brewing heritage. 

Koblenz though, is a city of monuments and historic architecture, having been a favourite residence of many powerful figures in Germany’s past – including the imperial prince electors and Emperor Wilhelm I. 

The oldest church in the city is, the white-towered Basilica of St Castor, which is closely linked with the politics of both the Holy Roman Empire and the Frankish Kingdom in the region. The church was completed in 836, and even now remains a stark monument to the stern, solid Romanesque style. The surrounding hills outside the town bristle with defensive fortresses, most notably the almost fairytale castles of Eltz and Stolzenfels, which are both popular attractions with visitors to the city. 

Koblenz tips 

If you enjoy a glass of dry white, Koblenz is the perfect place to sample some of the most celebrated vintages, but it's also good for beer drinkers too, with brews in the region offering a decidedly more bitter taste.

Suggested Read: Port in focus: Koblenz

Koblenz Itineraries

Colmar

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg from Cologne

1 sailing date November 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Rudesheim

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland from Basel

1 sailing date August 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Cologne
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Cochem

Rhine & Moselle River from Cologne

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Boppard

Christmas on the Rhine from Cologne

1 sailing date December 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koblenz

New Year on the Rhine from Cologne

1 sailing date December 2021
5 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Rudesheim

Amsterdam to Basel

45 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Speyer

Christmas and New Year on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Dusseldorf
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Amsterdam

Rhine Highlights - Zurich To Amsterdam

20 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Budapest

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Budapest to Cologne

3 sailing dates July 2021 to July 2022
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Cologne
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Miltenberg

River Romance from Nuremberg to Trier

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Trier
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Koblenz

Sounds of the 60s and 70s on the Rhine

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Rhine Highlights with Bruges - Brussels to Zurich

5 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2022
11 Nights From Bruges-Zeebruges, Belgium to Switzerland , Basel
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3449pp
Zurich

Rhine Highlights with Bruges - Zurich to Brussels

7 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2022
11 Nights From Zurich, to Belgium , Bruges-Zeebruges
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Basel

Christmas Markets on the Rhine -Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Jewels of the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

16 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1849pp
Zurich

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Zurich

9 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich

Save £1,500 per couple and FREE Private Door-to-Door Chauffeur Transfers PLUS save an additional 10% when you pay for your cruise 12 months prior to travel!

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Amsterdam

Rhine Christmas Markets - Amsterdam to Zurich

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Koblenz

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

1 sailing date May 2021
8 Nights From Passau, to Germany , Trier
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Hoorn

Frankfurt to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

The Glacier Express and Sounds of the 60s and 70s

1 sailing date October 2021
11 Nights From Geneva, Switzerland, to Amsterdam
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