Cascading from the Swiss Alps and coursing for 760 miles, the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-known waterways, home to fairytale castles, Christmas markets and magnificent cathedrals. The river is a window into life in both Germany and the Netherlands.
Hidden among storybook villages, hillside castles and lush vineyards, the Rhine bends and bows to remarkable beauty and culture. From the German Black Forest of fairy tales to the North Sea, the river tiptoes between captivating cities and towns including Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mainz and Heidelberg.
Venture into these Dutch and Swiss regions, soaking up the spellbinding delights of each destination. The Black Forest of Germany is the setting for countless Grimm Brothers’ fairytales, and you can certainly see why when you explore the depths. With half-timbered houses, cuckoo clocks and evergreen forests characterising the region, a river cruise reveals this unique character in all of its glory.
Further along the river, Koblenz is one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns and the backdrop to the Rhine and Moselle confluence. With four mountain ranges, countless vineyards and plenty of forests to explore, the region has been recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty by UNESCO and awarded World Heritage status. Why not discover it for yourself on-board a luxury river cruise?
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