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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

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Rhine Highlights with Bruges from Brussels

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
11 Nights From Bruges (Belgium), Belgium to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Rhine Highlights with Bruges Basel - Brussels

2 sailing dates July 2021 to August 2021
11 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to Belgium , Bruges (Belgium)
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Koblenz

Christmas Markets on the Rhine -Amsterdam to Basel

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

Jewels of the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

16 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Zurich

2 sailing dates April 2021 to June 2021
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Strasbourg

Rhine Christmas Markets - Amsterdam to Zurich

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

Yuletide Markets River

2 sailing dates January 2021 to February 2021
4 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Cochem

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

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

6 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Amsterdam
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Koblenz

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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Rudesheim

Sounds of the 60s on the Rhine

2 sailing dates September 2021 to October 2021
5 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Heidelberg

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

13 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Vienna

Grand Europe - Budapest To Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2021
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Regensburg

From the Black Sea to the North Sea

2 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
26 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

Tulips & the Rhine -Basel To Amsterdam

3 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam

Save up to £1,000 per couple PLUS €150 per couple FREE to spend on-board

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Amsterdam

Tulips & the Rhine Amsterdam To Basel

2 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Rudesheim

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

12 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Breisach

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

16 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

Save £1,200 per couple PLUS FREE chauffeur-driven transfers

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Rudesheim

The Majestic Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

1 sailing date August 2021
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Zurich
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Amsterdam

Tulips of the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

1 sailing date April 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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