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.
5 star down the River except the Bartender keeps the change of non Germans. A zero on the return. You are going against the wind, current and kids on bikes pass you. The return is a waste of time. The tour should go down by boat and return by train.
Unable to get on and off to explore towns along the way, only one ferry rubbing on Sunday and it took literally the entire day just to get past lorelie rock and back to Mainz. A little disappointing.
Bruce G USA
Mainz to Koblenz was scenic, interesting, and relaxing but Koblenz to Koln was very industrial, less attractive, and boring. The boat's onboard staff seemed a bit disinterested and none spoke English. The food was good.
Mary C USA
The Rhine is a beautiful place, and the boat tour was gorgeous, but the river cruise was not as advertised on this site. There are 2 KD Rhine boats, one leaving from the North and one from the south Mainz. You CANNOT get off the boat at any stop and hop back on to go to the next stop. The only way to make this a round trip boat ride is to get off at a stop before the boat coming the other direction gets to that stop to take you back. Going from Mainz is a much faster journey going downstream, and I would recommend going one-way, enjoying at least one town and then taking the train back to where you started.
Mike F Australia
We need to be warned how long it would take and how many stops are involved.
On your web site and the Voucher I printed out it it says there are two boats leaving from Mainz to Colonge. One at 8:45 and another at 9:45. What it fails to tell you is that if you do not catch the 8:45 boat the 9:45 boat only goes to Boppard so either you have to stay in Boppard or take a train to Colonge or further up the river to try and catch one of the other boats which is what we did. Your website needs to be clear with costumers about what they are getting. We are not the only ones that had this issue. There were about 12 other passengers that had this problem. This trip cost me way to much for all the headaches I had to deal with. It was supposed to be a pleasant experience. Far from it.