- 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!
What You Can Expect
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.
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.
Tour was good for a quick cruise to see countryside, vineyards and castles. I was expecting the cruise to provide more historical information as we past castles and towns. They seemed more concerned about serving food and drinks.