Rhine Valley Cruises

Rhine Valley Cruises
Europe has some of the greatest hiking and biking routes on Earth. There are endless opportunities to explore its rolling hills, tranquil countryside and spectacular mountain ranges. If you want to explore the Rhine Valley, you might want to consider a cruise. Rhine River Valley cruises offer passengers a chance to spend time outdoors exploring, when in port, while also offering some relaxing downtime when cruising along the river.

Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises operates a fleet of 20 river vessels on three continents and knows how to make its passengers feel at home. If you want to cruise the Rhine River Valley, Viking River Cruises has a number of eight- and 15-day cruises for you to choose from. The eight-day Rhine Serenade cruise takes you from Basel to Amsterdam, with stops along the way in Heidelberg, Cologne, Strasbourg and many other ports. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll down the Old Town streets of Cologne at the beginning of your journey and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the Leidseplein of Amsterdam at the end. The 15-day Treasures of the Rhine cruise begins in Basel and ends in Antwerp, but only after passing through five countries along the way. All meals are included while the cruise is under way, and Viking River Cruise vessels are known for their rooms that are both spacious and elegant.

5700 Canoga Ave., Suite 200
200 Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(800) 304-9616
vikingrivercruises.com

The River Cruise Line

The River Cruise Line offers several Rhine River cruises for you to choose from, ranging in length from four to 12 days. The nine-day Four River Cruise, does just that, cruising along four rivers and taking you to fabulous towns and cities such as Koblenz, Mainz and Mannheim, among others. The River Cruise Line operates cruises throughout the year but is well-known for its theme cruises, which celebrate the holidays, seasons and celebrations that make the Rhine River so special. Holiday cruises include the German Christmas Markets Cruise, New Year Rhine Cruise and Rhine in Flames Cruise, which celebrates the annual Riesling grape harvest with a spectacular firework finale. The River Cruise Line gives you a number of accommodations to choose from. All meals on board are included in the package price, and you will begin each morning with a buffet breakfast and end the day with a four-course dinner.

Anson House
Compass Point
Northampton Road
Market Harborough, UK LE16 9HW
011 (+ 44) 0844 544 6581
www.rivercruiseline.co.uk

Blue Water Holidays

Blue Water Holidays give you a nice selection of Rhine River cruises to select from, ranging in length from four to 14 days. The Rhine Discovery begins in Amsterdam and ends in Basel after eight wonderful days of travel. Along the way you will enjoy tours of the spectacular cathedral at Cologne, Marksburg Castle, the Heidelberg Castle ruins, the beauty of the Black Forest landscape and many charming castles that dot the landscape along the way. If you are looking for a short getaway, the four-day Taste of the Rhine might be just right for you. The cruise begins in Basel and disembarks in Dusseldorf, giving you a few days to take in the beauty of the landscape, while also offering tours of selected sites along the way. Blue Water Holidays packages include all meals while on board, a welcome cocktail reception and guided tours throughout the journey.

Bridge House
Brook Street
Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK BD23 1PP
011 (+44) 1756 706529
cruisingholidays.co.uk

Article Written By Michael Evans

Michael Evans was born in Memphis, Tenn. He graduated from The University of Memphis, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. His primary course of study was photography and film production. He first began writing professionally for iOwn Inc. in 1997, and was published by LensWork Magazine in 2003.

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