Germany River Cruises

Discover the delights of Germany with Scenic’s all-inclusive, luxury European River Cruises with Scenic. When you cruise through Germany in 5-star luxury you'll be in awe at the magnificent Alps and the captivating Bavarian and Black Forest.

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Immerse yourself in the delights of Germany with our European River Cruises

Scenic’s all-inclusive luxury Germany river cruises are the best way to discover the delights of Germany. From the varied landscapes, compelling history, relics and monuments and exquisite architecture, every second of your Germany river cruise will be filled with wonder. 

From the comfort of your 5-star suite on your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship, you'll discover the delights of Germany's thriving villages dotted along the riverside. During our Germany river cruises, you'll be delighted with stunning architecture from the Medieval, Baroque, Gothic, Romanesque and the contemporary modern era. Along the Moselle River, indulge your tastebuds as you sample world-class Riesling from the exquisite river valley vineyards. 

Scenic's European River Cruises through Germany offer a variety of options. Our Germany river cruises travel along the fabulous Rhine River, Danube River and Moselle River. Along the way, you'll explore some of Germany's most picturesque destinations including Cologne, Mannheim, Nuremberg, Regensberg and Würzburg while taking in the charm of neighbouring European countries including Austria, France, Hungary, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Fall in love with the enchanting magic of Christmas with our 5-star Christmas Wonderland seasonal Germany river cruise options. From visiting the traditional home of Saint Nicholas to the romantic fairy lights at the Christmas night markets along cobblestone streets. The spirit of Christmas comes alive on our river cruise where you'll discover the spicy, soothing aroma of German glühwein, a German mulled wine.

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The difference is Scenic

As your Scenic Space-Ship cruises into Cologne, toast the stunning view of the filigree twin towers of the town’s famous cathedral from your luxurious balcony suite.
  • Complimentary luxury bathroom products
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed
  • Complimentary beverages to suit all tastes^
  • Up to five dining venues to suit your desire
  • Wellness areas offering massage services, hair salons# and gym
  • 5-star personalised butler service
  • Laundry concierge service
  • Superior on board entertainment
  • Scenic Tailormade App for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • E-bikes– electronically assisted bicycles for freedom of onshore exploration
  • On board Cruise Directors for friendly guidance and assistance
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
^All beverages are included except for a very small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.
*Not available on all ships
#Massage and Hair salon at an additional cost
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Your choice

Dine exclusively in the magnificent medieval surrounds of Marksburg Castle, a special Scenic Enrich experience on selected Germany river cruises.

Our Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice experiences are entirely unique to Scenic. Scenic Enrich experiences are multi-sensory cultural activities completely unavailable to the regular traveller - they’re a special ‘extra’ just for you to make your European river cruising experience a treasured memory.

Our expert team of Journey Designers have carefully crafted a vast selection of Scenic Freechoice options of flexible sightseeing activities, divided into active, moderate and relaxed tempos so you can choose which best suits your requirements and interests to get the best out of your European river cruise.


Germany River Cruise destinations and experiences

On board Scenic's all-inclusive European river cruise you'll cruise along the rivers that meander through Germany including the Danube River, Main River, Rhine River and the Moselle River. 

As one of Europe's most beautiful rivers, the Rhine River flows from the Swiss Alps to the Netherlands and the North Sea. One of the most spectacular areas is in Germany's Rhine Valley, a region renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. With a stretch of the Rhine River from Mannheim to Koblenz, known as the Rhine Gorge having designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During your Germany river cruise, you'll be captivated by Regensburg, considered to be Germany's best-preserved medieval town. Take in the delights of the 100 kilometres long Black Forest, in a low-mountain area of Bavaria, Germany. Stand in awe of the Weltenburg Abbey, a Benedectine Monastery, one of Germany's oldest monastic breweries which offers beer tasting. 
Take in the sights of Trier, a southwestern German city near the Luxembourg border in the Moselle wine region.

Marvel at the picturesque German city Passau, situated on the Austrian border where the Danube River, Inn River and Ilz Rivers meet. Passau is overlooked by a 13th-century hilltop fortress, observation tower and museum.

In Würzburg visit the exquisite Bishops Residenz Palace or take in the walled town of Rothenberg. As one of the most scenic travel destinations in Germany, Bavaria offers world-class scenery, sausages, fine beers and traditional German revelry. Visit Heidelberg in southwestern Germany and marvel at the 14th century majestic Heidelberg University.

Marvel at the historic town of Bamberg which extends over seven hills, each crowned by a splendid church. With a large part of Bamberg being a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993 you'll marvel at the exquisite architecture.

Amsterdam to Basel Romantic Rhine

From Amsterdam to Basel, journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury. Witness Amsterdam's famous canals to enjoying a sublime classical concert.

Over 8-days on board Scenic’s luxurious river cruise you'll discover the exquisite wonders of The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. 

Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Reichsburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral.

Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting, or learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesake, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

Our 15-day Romantic Rhine & Moselle river cruise will see you travel from Basel to Amsterdam. Visit Strasbourg, Mannheim, Cochem, Bernkastel and Antwerp. 

Anyone who doesn’t believe in the power of romance has never travelled along the Rhine or its idyllic tributary, the Moselle.

From Lorelei, the Rhine river siren said to lure sailors to their demise, to the legendary Black Forest home to the cuckoo clock, the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales and celebrated thermal spas. 

From the charm of Rüdesheim and Düsseldorf to admiring unrivalled views across the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way.

Delight in a full-day cruise of the Moselle Valley, an exquisite valley formed by the Moselle river in south-western Germany, north-eastern France and eastern Luxembourg.

The Rhine Christmas Markets

Stop dreaming of a white Christmas and celebrate the festive season in style on Scenic’s luxury European river cruise.

Start your magical 8-day journey in Amsterdam and view the Rhine Gorge and the highlights along the Rhine River.

Explore the iconic market with a local tour and shop up a storm to impress your friends and family back home. The Christmas atmosphere infuses all aspects of this tour with exclusive access to historical sites and points of interest.

From touring the historic city of Koblenz, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers the Moselle River and the Rhine River to visiting Cochem, a true medieval gem on the banks of the Moselle River.

You’ll pinch yourself as you'll feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale wonderland.