Grand Cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland

Grand Cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland

18 days from only €5,919pp


Experience more with so much included

  • Explore some of Europe’s most interesting towns and cities, including Strasbourg, Koblenz, Cologne, Andernach, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Würzburg, Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Lucerne.

  • Admire the natural beauty of the Rhine Gorge and Boppard river bend, and the engineering feat of the Main-Danube canal with its series of locks.

  • Drive through the folkloric scenery of the Black Forest on a visit to the idyllic Titisee, and along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg. 

  • See stunning mountain vistas on a railway journey up the Bernese Oberland Mountain range. 

  • Enjoy a violin soloist, folklore show and Bavarian music performance on board.

At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
17 nights on board a five-star ship
19 visits and tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Return flights & transfers
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge


Pack your sense of adventure (and camera, you’ll want to document this!) as we embark on a classic journey through the Rhine valley, where the cities you visit are only surpassed by the river scenery. 

From Switzerland's most distinguished cities to timber-framed towns, the Rhine’s prettiest spots are revealed in all their glory on this classic river adventure. Embark on a leisurely mountain rail journey into the dazzling alpine landscapes of the Bernese Oberland and experience some of the world’s most cinematic scenery as we sail in five-star style through the famous Middle Rhine Valley, where a tapestry of castles, vineyards, and panoramic views create the perfect cruising backdrop.  

We’ll explore historic Koblenz and its old town, and experience the natural drama of the Rhine Gorge where the valley walls tower over 400m above. Step into Rüdesheim, straight from the pages of a fairytale and one of the region’s most famed wine towns and discover medieval Speyer with its beloved Romanesque Basilica as well as the Alsatian city of Strasbourg as you wander the cobbled alleys of its old town, all in the insightful company of a local guide. 

We’ll drive through the typical rolling tree-clad massif of the Black Forest and visit the charming town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its namesake lake, and moor in the vibrant Swiss city of Basel.  Sail the great engineering feat of the Main-Danube Canal to discover medieval surprises off the tourist trail – timber-framed Wertheim and resplendent Würzburg for starters – then sit back for a scenic drive on the legendary Romantic Road through some of Germany’s most exceptional winelands scenery – and some seriously good grapes! 

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of sole occupancy cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes:  

  • All nights of your cruise in your choice of luxury cabin or suite
  • All meals on board, including welcome cocktails and the Captain’s Dinner
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (connection speeds may vary) 
  • Return scheduled flights from a selection of regional airports 
  • Airport transfers and coach travel as mentioned
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge 

Useful Info & Transfers

  • Currency: Euro, Swiss Franc
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 20 mins to 2 hrs
  • Language: German, French
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Germany, France, Switzerland


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/germany/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.


We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.


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Transfer time 







Nuremberg Munich 1hrs45 - 2hrs

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