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3 Days at the Rhine River: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2014

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The Rhine River is Germany's longest river and premier wine growing region, packed with romantic fortress ruins, lush vineyards and medieval castles perched high above the gorge. The romantic Middle Rhine between Koblenz and Bingen is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Rhine in Flames firework spectacular bathes the riverside between Bonn and Linz in a festive glow.

The Rhine Valley offers dramatic landscapes with vineyards clinging to steep hills, imposing castles and dreamy wine villages. Explore history, wine and romance on the Rhine from Cologne to Mainz.

Day 1: History & Culture


Cologne is famous for its Gothic Cathedral, Roman Dionysus mosaic, and magnificent contemporary art collection in the Ludwig Museum. Bonn, a pretty university town, was the birthplace of Beethoven and capital of the GDR from 1949-1999. Visit the 'Neanderthal' skull, dinosaur skeletons, and the Seven Hills of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Day 2: Wine and Romance

Relax in a beer garden or weinstube ('wine bar') in Koblenz serving local wine from the Mosel or Rhine vineyards. Narrow lanes, medieval architecture and romantic half-timbered houses create the impressive medieval charm of Braubach, "the town of wine and roses." Bacharach is named for Bacchus, the ancient Roman God of wine, who rolls through the streets of Bacharach once a year on a barrel.

Day 3: Festivals & Fortresses


Visit the remains of the Roman Fort surrounding the town centre, the garden of baroque Old Provist Church and Bad Salzig Spa Park in Boppard. The Rüdesheim Wine Festival is held every summer, with the coronation of the Weinkönigin ('Wine Queen') and her princesses. Sample Rüdesheimer Riesling on the 15th Century Drosselgasse, hike along the Riesling-Route past enchanting vineyards to Wiesbaden or take the cable car or chairlift to the Niederwald monument. Mainz was a Roman fort city which commanded the west bank of the Rhine. The Määnzer Fassenacht is one of Germany's largest carnivals, with a parade of more than 500,000 people in the streets. Join in and celebrate!

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Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 191 Reviews

See the best of Germany's Rhine River Valley on a half-day or full-day trip from Frankfurt. As a time-friendly way to see the Rhine Valley, both trips include ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: Varies

From USD $103.81

KD Rhine Pass from Mainz

4.5 star rating: Recommended 98 Reviews

An easy way to start your romantic day on the Rhine: Present your KD ticket onboard any KD ship and enjoy all scheduled day cruises on the Rhine and Moselle ...  Read more

Location: Mainz, Germany
Duration: 1 Day

From USD $39.24

KD Rhine Pass from Cologne

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 24 Reviews

An easy way to start your romantic day on the Rhine: Present your KD ticket onboard any KD ship and enjoy all scheduled day cruises on the Rhine and Moselle ...  Read more

Location: Cologne, Germany
Duration: 1 Day

From USD $39.24

KD Rhine Pass - Nostalgic Route - Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Rudesheim

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Koblenz is the gateway to the Middle Rhine UNESCO World Heritage site and is happily situated on not one but two world-famous rivers - the Rhine and the ...  Read more

Location: Koblenz, Germany
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $39.24

Heidelberg and Rhine Valley Day Trip from Frankfurt

4 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

Visit two of Germany's most charming places on a full-day trip from Frankfurt. With an expert guide to show you around Heidelberg, you'll explore the ruins at ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.35

KD Rhine Pass from Koblenz

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

An easy way to start your romantic day on the Rhine: Present your KD ticket onboard any KD ship and enjoy all scheduled day cruises on the Rhine and Moselle ...  Read more

Location: Koblenz, Germany
Duration: 1 Day

From USD $39.24

Two Rivers: Moselle and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise from Koblenz

Explore the Rhine and Moselle River on a round-trip sightseeing cruise from Koblenz to Cochem, Germany. Admire fairy-tale castles including Burg Eltz and ...  Read more

Location: Koblenz, Germany
Duration: Valid for 1 day

From USD $39.24

Düsseldorf Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise Including Commentary

Cruise along the lovely Rhine River on this morning or afternoon sightseeing cruise from Düsseldorf. Settle into the comfortable MS Warsteiner and enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Dusseldorf, Germany
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $12.41

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