3.5 star rating: Worth doing 13 Reviews

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  • Location: Koblenz, Germany
  • Duration:  Varies
Glide along the Rhine River on a round-trip cruise from Koblenz to St Goare that passes Loreley Rock, plus visit Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, too! Ride the Koblenz cable car to the fortress before or after your cruise, and then soak up the sights of the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you meander down the river, passing vineyards, fairytale castles and the imposing Loreley Rock. Spend time at leisure in the quaint village of St Goare before returning to Koblenz.

Highlights

  • Rhine River cruise from Koblenz to St Goare with entrance to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge on a round-trip cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein
  • Cruise down the Rhine River from Koblenz to St Goare, passing Loreley Rock
  • See sights like Stiftskirche or Rheinfels Castle independently, if you wish
  • Listen to commentary about the Rhine River valley while cruising

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I definitely recommend this tour as the scenery of the Rhine valley, with its castles and vineyards, is so beautiful! Also, cruising on a boat allows you to relax, enjoy a snack and just soak up the beauty of the river’s sights and attractions!

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What You Can Expect

Rhine River Cruise from Koblenz to St Goare: Loreley Rock, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Koblenz Cable Car

Enjoy the romantic scenery of the Rhine valley!

Your Rhine River cruise includes a round-trip Koblenz cable car ticket with entrance fee to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. When you use your ticket is up to you; ride in the cable car and visit the attraction either before or after your cruise.

Step inside the cable car -- the longest in Europe outside of the Alps -- and ascend to a height of 2,789 feet (850 meters), admiring views over the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge below. Head inside the magnificent fortress to explore at leisure, learning about its past as a strategic defense building during the Napoleonic wars and World War I.

At a time that suits your schedule, hop aboard your sightseeing boat at Koblenz riverside, and then take a seat outside on deck or indoors in the spacious saloon. Then, cruise southeast along the Rhine River toward the town of St Goare, along a stretch of the water known as the Rhine Valley or Middle Rhine. Listen to audio commentary about the UNESCO-listed area, hearing fun facts about the famous river’s geology, history and sights. Your return journey takes roughly 5.5 hours, and the route passes countless castles, fortresses and ruins as well as vineyards and pretty half-timbered villages.

Have your camera ready to capture photos of Loreley Rock, a majestic slate rock that rises some 427 feet (130 meters) out of the water, and then dock in St Goare. The charming village is well known for its production of beer steins and cuckoo clocks, so perhaps use your free time to browse the shops for souvenirs to take home. Alternatively, visit Stiftskirche – a lovely medieval church with a Romanesque crypt – or wander over to see the ruins of Rheinfels Castle. All entrance fees, activities and meals in town are at your own expense. Boats returning to Koblenz leave at different times throughout the day, so you can spend as long as you like in St Goare. Your cruise back takes roughly 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We wanted to take the 9AM river trip. We got to the kiosk at 8:45 and it took until 9:10 before the line got to the front. We were then told that we had to take the 2 PM trip because you had to take the fortress trip first - there was no 9 AM river trip. Very confusing. End result was that we were not back to Koblenz until 8 PM and were unable to see the things we planned for the later afternoon when we thought we would be back from the morning cruise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

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the view was great , The boats were clean and the staff was great and also the ice cream !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The Rhine River Cruise was delightful with the option to stop at the towns along the way. Even though the cruise started early, we could not spend , much time at the fortress. It would have been nice if our vouchers allowed for a two day option...cruise on day one and ride the gondola and tour the fortress on day two. Both were exciting and required more time than was allotted in one day.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Nice river cruise. Should have been more informed if the places to visit.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

it was fun. tx

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2015

Unfortunately, we booked our tickets online. We did not receive the 30 discount applying to over 60s. We requested this but were told that as we had booked online we would have to request the discount to be repaid to the card used for the booking via the internet site. I am making that request now.
Thank you in advance.
Grzegorz Jarocki
P.S. Our passport numbers can be provided to prove our age.

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

Enjoyed the beautiful scenery but was disappointed with information on the boat for stops and what was at each. The crew didn't speak good English and we didn't speak German so it was hard to communicate. Trip would have been nicer had there been a detailed guidebook of what there is to see in each village, times of operation and business's names and what they offer.

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2014

The tour was nice, the ground staff was also good, but the catering staff on board was rude and unfriendly, probably because they don't have much in terms of competition

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2013

I've wanted to take a Rhine river cruise for a long time so I took this opportunity when it came along. The cruise was a little less than I had anticipated. Although the scenery was beautiful, the trip was hot (very hot day) and not exactly what I expected. We saw the castles along the river but I would have liked more history about them and explanations of what we were seeing from a crew member or cruise director. The food on board was okay but nothing special. A longer trip or possibly an overnight river cruise might be more of what I expected. It was "okay" but not something to rave about.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2015

The river trip was very nice but because of lack of information on the day we made a mistake and missed out on some of the things we were supposed to do

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