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The Rhine River

The Legendary Rhine-Romantic Route

The Rhine River is the second longest river in Western Europe and a stunning waterway to cruise down to witness some of Europe’s most historic sites and landmarks. No other river has so many world-renowned cities situated on its banks.  It is considered by many to be the most important waterway in Germany, a country our Rhine river tours will give you the opportunity to explore in depth. Scenic offers four unique Rhine river tours, with stops down the picturesque Moselle River in Luxembourg along the way. 

The Rhine’s rich cultural history stems back to the Roman Empire, when it was the main source of transport and business for its residents. Because of the Rhine’s coveted connections to many other rivers in Western Europe, the river became of utmost importance for political control and cultural standing. Over the years, considerable action has been made to protect the Rhine from pollution, and it is now revered as one of the most culturally important rivers in Europe.

A river cruise down the Rhine starts in Basel, Switzerland, with a swift entry into southwest Germany, where Scenic guests will have their first chance to dock and explore the famous Black Forest in Breisach, or visit the quaint French town of Colm. The cruise continues through Mannheim (where your first Renaissance Castle awaits you!) and Rhine Gorge (the Upper Middle Rhine Valley). The Rhine sweeps you along into a different era with the arrival of the historic city of Cochem and the medieval Reichsburg Castle that sits alongside its river banks. As you pass Cochem and enter the Moselle Valley, Scenic guests will be able to enjoy a full day of river cruising along the breathtaking Moselle River, which takes a dip into Luxembourg. Scenic guests have the opportunity to explore the many delights of one of the smallest yet stunning countries of Europe.

Along the way to Amsterdam, guests will have the chance to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz, the modern wonder that is Delta Works in Veere, and one of the biggest port cities in the world, Antwerp, in beautiful Belgium.

 

Discover the Rhine River

Rhine Gorge, Germany

Discover the hidden gems of the Rhine and the Moselle on our Romantic Rhine and Moselle - 15 day cruise. From the small canals of Amsterdam to the majestic mountains of Zurich.

Rhine and Moselle River Cruises

Rhine and Moselle River Cruises

Fly for $495*

Rhine Christmas Markets

8 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Explore the magic of Christmas on this 8 day Rhine Christmas Markets river cruise. Explore the iconic markets in Strasbourg and the medieval gem of Cochem.
from $4,555
Fly for $495*

Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland

12 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Enjoy the magic of Christmas on a luxurious 12 day river cruise from Zurich to Amsterdam. Visit the iconic Christmas markets & soak up the atmosphere.
from $7,130
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe

15 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
Discover grand palaces & castles on Europe’s most tempting waterways, the Rhine, Main & Danube on a luxurious 15 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest.
from $7,195
Fly for $495*

Christmas Markets

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Experience Europe at Christmastime on a 15 day river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. See the charming villages and visit the Christmas markets.
from $7,265
Fly for $495*

Christmas Markets with Prague

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
Soak up the Christmas atmosphere of Europe on an 18 day river cruise from Prague to Amsterdam. Discover the cities of Europe and delight in their charm.
from $8,210
Fly Free*

Christmas Wonderland

16 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
Breathe in the magic of Christmas on this 16 day 5-star luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Visit traditional markets in Cologne & Regensburg.
from $8,245
Fly Free*

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Basel > Amsterdam
Our 15 day Romantic Rhine & Moselle river cruise will see you travel from Basel to Amsterdam. Visit Strasbourg, Mannheim, Cochem, Bernkastel and Antwerp.
from $8,345
Fly Free*

Christmas Wonderland with Prague

19 days
Amsterdam > Prague
Experience the joy of a traditional European Christmas and bring in the New Year in Vienna on board a 5-star luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Prague.
from $9,265
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Prague

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
On this 18 day luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Prague, be enchanted by Europe's most beautiful cities including Nuremburg, Vienna, Salzburg and Dürnstein.
from $9,435
Fly for $995*

Jewels of Europe with Prague

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
Enjoy a 3 night stay in Prague before starting your luxury river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Cruise the Main Danube Canal and visit Cologne.
from $9,940
Fly Free*

Christmas Markets with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Soak up the magic of Christmas on this 18 day Christmas Markets river cruise from Budapest to Paris. Visit beautiful Rothenburg, historic Cologne and Paris.
from $9,985
Fly Free*

Christmas Wonderland with Paris

19 days
Paris > Budapest
Enjoy the festive feason and visit the Christmas markets on this 19 day Christmas Wonderland cruise with Paris. Visit Cologne, Würzburg and Regensburg.
from $10,605
Fly Free*

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland

19 days
Amsterdam > Zurich
Experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region on a 19 day journey from Amsterdam to Zurich. Cruise the Rhine and Moselle, create your own fairytale.
from $10,895
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Paris > Budapest
On this 18 day luxury cruise from Paris to Budapest, take in the sights of Amsterdam, Cologne and Bamberg. Enjoy Scenic Sundowners in the Wachau Valley.
from $10,965

Rhine & Alpine Highlights

15 days
Vienna > Amsterdam
from $11,010
Fly Free*

Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris

21 days
Prague > Paris
Enjoy the delights of Christmas with a 21 day cruise from Prague to Paris. Visit the Christmas markets and savour the atmosphere, traditions & delicacies.
from $11,015
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Starting in beautiful Budapest, enjoy an all-inclusive luxury river cruise before ending with 3 nights in Paris. Visit Vienna, Regensburg and Bamberg.
from $11,410
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Prague & Berlin

21 days
Amsterdam > Berlin
From Amsterdam to Berlin via Budapest, cruise the Rhine and Danube rivers and visit the magnificent cities of Cologne, Vienna and Prague along the way.
from $11,565
Fly Free*

Christmas Wonderland with Paris & Prague

22 days
Paris > Prague
Celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in style on this 22 day tour and cruise from Paris to Prague. Visit Cologne, Regensburg, Vienna & Budapest.
from $11,625
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Paris & Prague

21 days
Paris > Prague
Explore the wondrous cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna and more on a 21 day journey from Paris to Prague. See the Rhine Gorge, Marksburg Castle and more.
from $12,205
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer

24 days
Prague > Amsterdam
Immerse yourself in tales old and new on a 24 day journey from Prague to Amsterdam. Learn about the history and culture of Europe's most alluring cities.
from $12,395
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with City Highlights

24 days
Paris > Berlin
Discover ancient and modern on a 24 day journey from Paris to Berlin. Marvel at the Eiffel Tower & the Brandenburg Gate on a luxury tour through Europe.
from $13,800
Fly for $995*

Jewels of Europe with Prague & Paris

21 days
Prague > Paris
Experience the splendours of Europe on a 21 day journey from Prague to Paris. Enjoy guided tours & see the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’.
from $13,965

Jewels of Europe with Bavarian Highlights

20 days
Munich > Amsterdam
from $14,295

Jewels of Europe with Alpine Highlights

22 days
Amsterdam > Zurich
from $14,795

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Alpine Highlights

22 days
Vienna > Amsterdam
from $14,810
Fly for $995*

Jewels of Europe with Dalmatia Discovery

26 days
Venice > Amsterdam
Over 26 days, travel from beautiful Venice all the way to Amsterdam in 5-star luxury. Take a romantic gondola ride & visit the walled Old Town of Dubrovnik.
from $14,890
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine

26 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Experience the beauty of Swiss Alps with a 26 day journey from Zurich to Amsterdam. Let the landscapes inspire you before enjoying a luxurious river cruise.
from $15,220
Fly for $995*

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Alpine Escapade

26 days
Munich > Amsterdam
Marvel at the endless beauty of the Swiss Alps to Rhineland on a 26 day tour from Munich to Amsterdam. Cruise the Rhine & Moselle in a luxurious Space-Ship.
from $15,285
Fly Free*

Beautiful Bordeaux & Romantic Rhine & Moselle

25 days
Bordeaux > Zurich
Over 25 wonderful days, you will enjoy the beautiful regions of France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany & Switzerland in 5-star all-inclusive luxury.
from $16,725
Fly for $995*

Europe’s Heartland

25 days
Paris > Amsterdam
Starting in Paris, discover the best of Europe over 25 days. Visit the Somme battlefields, explore Honfleur's quaint architecture & cruise the Rhine Gorge.
from $16,755
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe & Beautiful Bordeaux

25 days
Amsterdam > Bordeaux
On our luxury 25 day cruise you will enjoy cruising the Rhine, Main & Danube rivers before exploring beautiful Bordeaux to sample the region's finest wines.
from $16,965
Fly Free*

European Sojourn

27 days
Budapest > Tarascon
Fall in love with the charming magic of European life on this 27 day journey. From Budapest to Tarascon, you'll see the best Europe has to offer.
from $17,580
Fly for $995*

Unforgettable Douro & Romantic Rhine & Moselle

25 days
Porto > Zurich
From Porto to Zurich, discover the best of the Douro, Rhine & Moselle over 25 glorious days. Sample famous port wines and visit Cochem, a medieval gem
from $17,855
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Italian Serenade

29 days
Rome > Amsterdam
Follow in the footsteps of the greats & discover the delights of Europe's finest destinations on an all-encompassing 29 day journey from Rome to Amsterdam.
from $18,475
Fly for $995*

Wondrous Europe

27 days
Amsterdam > Nice
Explore Europe's most iconic locations on a 27 day adventure from Amsterdam to Tarascon. Travel through Germany and then into the heart of France.
from $19,015
Fly for $995*

Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland

36 days
London > Budapest
Explore the best of Britannia and Europe over 36 days. Discover the charms of Ireland and Scotland before boarding your Scenic Space-Ship in Amsterdam.
from $19,105
Fly for $995*

Gems of the Seine & Jewels of Europe

25 days
Paris > Budapest
Enjoy our 2 most popular cruises over a 25 day journey from Paris to Budapest. Board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship, cruise the Seine, Rhine, Main & Danube.
from $21,035

Rhine and Moselle River Cruises

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