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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

Koblenz

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam To Basel

1 sailing date July 2022
8 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
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Bernkastel

Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)

1 sailing date August 2022
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £5429pp
Bonn

Roman Wine Towns of the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date November 2021
7 Nights From Arnhem, Holland to , Frankfurt
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Strasbourg

Grand Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam To Basel

1 sailing date April 2023
17 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9179pp
Koblenz

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3629pp
Strasbourg

Captivating Europe (Southbound)

2 sailing dates July 2022 to April 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £8079pp
Strasbourg

Legendary Rhine - Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2022
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9589pp
Rudesheim

Legendry Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3629pp
Rudesheim

Legendry Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4199pp
Strasbourg

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3479pp
Rotterdam

Captivating Europe (Northbound)

1 sailing date April 2022
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £10799pp
Berlin

Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Bernkastel

5 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Bernkastel, to Berlin, Germany
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2139pp
Cochem

Berlin & Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Berlin

5 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
9 Nights From Berlin, Germany, to Bernkastel
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2139pp
Breisach

Tulips & the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £1999pp
Koln

Tulips & the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2199pp
Frankfurt

Rolling On The Rhine - Frankfurt to Amsterdam

11 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Amsterdam, Holland
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Strasbourg

Legendary Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates June 2023 to November 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3189pp
Rudesheim

Christmas Time on The Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

19 sailing dates April 2023 to December 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3049pp
Koblenz

Christmas Time on The Rhine (southbound)

20 sailing dates March 2023 to December 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2789pp
Trier

Christmas Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle

8 sailing dates May 2023 to December 2023
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4229pp

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