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Good value. Clean and spacious boat. Lots of stops which allow you to choose where you want to get off. Good sound system and the commentary was in several languages including english. The food on the boat was very good and I was surprised by the variety
It was easy to book with Viator and the administration and cruise staff were very excellent. The cruise was amazing in terms of sights but very crowded.
Review by James M, June 2011
Doing what: KD Rhine Pass - Nostalgic Route - Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Rudesheim
Very good value for money. Well worth doing, but 11 hours is a little long. How about doing it one way with a train return journey?
The boat cruise was enjoyable but I would recommend buying tickets from some other tour agent.
Unfortunately we were sold tickets for a trip that did not leave from Bonn but did not find this out until we were at the launch point in Bonn. We had to re arrange are plans, lose a day of our travel itinerary and incur additional expense to travel to Koblenz for departure for the route we wanted to take. I booked this trip with a Live Agent - not online- so this was doubly annoying as I was very clear about the route we wanted to take and was assured that was what I was purchasing. This could have been avoided if the agent that sold me the tickets actually knew what they were selling.
We really enjoyed the Rhine River Cruise! It was just beautiful to see the charming vineyards, towns and castles from the Rhine River.
THE TRIP WAS GREAT! THE BEST 11 HOURS YOU COULD SPEND. IT IS A ONE WAY TRIP THOUGH SO MAKE OVERNIGHT PLANS IN kOLN
Very nice relaxing trip up and down the Rhine. I would highly recommend this trip. A very unique way to see Germany. Make sure that you check the scheduled departures because the boats only pick up 2 -3 times per day. Best bet is to get to your point of departure before 8:30.
Great cruise with magnificent sites but gets boring if you stay on the boat too long. Recommend you get off and explore some of the towns along the Rhine.
VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE! THE STAFF AND PRICES ARE VERY GOOD! OKAY FOOD AND DRINKS. RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE.
The schedule and the tickets I had were not correlating. I was at the boat for 8.45 as per my ticket but it did not come to 9.45. the boat also didn't go all the way to Köln as the schedule showed. I travelled from Mainz on the 4th of October and the schedule had been changed to that of the 5th October with no warning from KD. It meant I had to get off at St Goar and pay for a train to complete my journey. The staff on board were very helpful though.
Our trip was great. We had no problems with the time table. Staff with viator were great at answering any questions we had. We had no problems boarding.... I would highly recommend using viator and taking this trip on the Rhine!!!
This was a very good trip after the problems were resolved. Our GPS took us to the wrong destination. I would suggest the address is spelled out making it very clear on your ad. Also, there was not a very good sign or identifiable markings for the boarding of the ship. We were in Mainz in plenty of time to get on the ship however because we could not find where to board we missed it and had to drive to the next town to board. We called when getting close to Mainz to find where to go and the lady who answered the phone was not helpful at all. The man in the booth might have told us we would have to cross the ferry when we got to the next town but we didn't have any idea about that and almost missed that one too. The traffic in Mainz was very bad so it is a good idea to let people know this so they can go especially early so not to miss the cruise. The boat was nice...meal was excellent. Good prices. The staff were very nice and helpful. The trip was beautiful and I have a lot of wonderful pictures. I would rate the trip as wonderful and we want to do it again as people come to visit here from the states. It would have just been really nice to have a couple tidbits of information beforehand to assist us getting aboard. Of course having the GPS take us to the wrong area did not help.
Terrific views from the ferry all the way up. Really is the best way to appreciate the Rhine River. Also a good range of food and drink available. Cons: I had difficulty in locating where the ferry left from (Google Maps seach points incorrectly to the commercial terminal). Suggest to add a note to indicate it is adjacent to the Rheingoldhalle building. Only one early ferry ran the day I went, so just as well I checked it all out the day before when I arrived. The English tour commentary is not very comprehensive, and is difficult to hear unless you sit right under the speaker. Suggest to do your own research and bring notes indexed by KM distance marks (as one US Tourist I sat next to did), as these marks are clearly visible on the rivers edge from the boat and were better than the canned commentary.
It was a beautiful experience and I would recomment it highly.
The day was spectacular and the boat had all the amenities one could want. The only difficult part about this company is the difficulty of reading/understanding the scheduling online.