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Germany’s Rhine River cuts through forested hills, rugged cliffs, and terraced vineyards as it winds its way through some of the country’s most dramatic landscapes. Cruises on this scenic waterway pass medieval castles and charming half-timbered villages along the way. Here are some river-trip highlights.

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  • Explore this UNESCO World Heritage–listed landscape on a half or full-day tour from Frankfurt.
  • Take a hop-on hop-off river tour between Mainz and Koblenz or Cologne and Linz with the KD Rhine Pass.
  • Admire the twin-spired Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) and Hohenzollern Bridge (Hohenzollernbrücke) from the river.
  • Combine a Rhine River sightseeing cruise with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Cologne.
  • Embark on a dinner cruise along the Rhine for a romantic evening for two.
  • Disembark to tour sights like Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Loreley Rock, or Rhine Valley wineries.
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Cologne Sightseeing round-trip CruiseDay Cruises

Cologne Sightseeing round-trip Cruise

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Admire beautiful Cologne from the water on a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine River. Choose from a range of departure times and watch top Cologne attractions including twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, the Old Town and the Hohenzollern Bridge unfold as you cruise along the world-famous river. Buy drinks such as the much-loved local Koelsch beer from the bar, and hear about Cologne’s long and illustrious history while you sail. If you wish, choose to enjoy a longer, 2-hour evening cruise to see Cologne’s sights sparkling with lights along the riversides.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.93
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$13.93
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Düsseldorf Sightseeing round-trip CruiseDay Cruises

Düsseldorf Sightseeing round-trip Cruise

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Float down the romantic Rhine River on this 1-hour sightseeing cruise from Düsseldorf and admire panoramic views of the city’s waterfront sights. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and listen to the on-board commentary as you glide past the Media Harbour, spot architectural landmarks like the Rhine Tower and take a peek at the atmospheric Old Town.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.93
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$13.93
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Cologne All-inclusive Evening CruiseHalf-day Tours

Cologne All-inclusive Evening Cruise

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Looking for a unique way spend an evening in Cologne? Take a leisurely dinner cruise along the city’s dazzling waterfront! Spend three hours floating along the Rhine River, savoring delicious regional cuisine and listening to music spun by a live DJ. Stroll the deck at sunset, indulge in a freshly prepared buffet and complimentary drinks, and take in beautifully illuminated sights such as Hohenzollern Bridge and Cologne Cathedral after dusk.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.24
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$81.24
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Cologne Super Saver: Sightseeing Cruise and Meal at Hard Rock Cafe CologneDay Cruises

Cologne Super Saver: Sightseeing Cruise and Meal at Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

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Experience the sights and sounds of Cologne from the Rhine river on this 1-hour sightseeing cruise, then dine with no line at the Hard Rock Café Cologne. Enjoy live commentary and take in the scenic panorama of the majestic castles, churches and vineyards along the shores of the Rhine. Also see local attractions like the Hohenzollern Bridge, which crosses the river and gothic Cologne Cathedral. Then skip the waiting line and grab a 2-course meal plus coffee, tea or a soft drink of choice at the Hard Rock Café Cologne.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.12
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$35.12
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Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise

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Explore the best of Cologne on this narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit many of Cologne’s top attractions—like Cologne Cathedral and Cologne City Hall, plus visit the Old Town district, bustling Roncalliplatz, the historic Alter Markt square and much more. Select the 1-day pass, then board at any of the 16 stops and get to know this landmark of High Gothic architecture in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary in English and German. Audio guides in nine languages also available. A Rhine River sightseeing cruise is also included.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.43
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$28.43
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KD Rhine Pass from MainzDay Cruises

KD Rhine Pass from Mainz

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Make the most of your time in Mainz with a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine River! With your ticket in hand, hop aboard any KD ship (except Rheinjet) and glide through the lush river valley. From the comfort of your seat, view riverside scenery speckled with grand castles, vineyards and natural wonders. Hop on and off all day at the many route stops from Mainz to Koblenz and Cologne to Linz with a flexible 24-hour ticket.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.88
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River Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Boppard: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Koblenz Cable CarDay Cruises

River Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Boppard: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Koblenz Cable Car

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Experience the sights and sounds of the Rhine river, from Kobenz to Boppard, on this full-day narrated sightseeing cruise. Enjoy live commentary and take in the scenic panorama of the majestic castles, churches and vineyards along the shores of the Rhine, then explore any of the popular Boppard attractions. Also, enjoy a round-trip cable car ride to see the historic Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the east bank of the Rhine. Explore the fortress and take in the beautiful panoramic view from above the Rhine.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.82
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$34.82

Nostalgic Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Rudesheim Day Cruises

Nostalgic Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Rudesheim

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Experience the magic and myth of the Rhine River Valley on a full-day nostalgia sightseeing cruise from Koblenz! Your excursion takes place aboard KD's exquisite Goethe paddle steamer. Admire the boat’s authentic art deco features as you travel down the UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine, passing castles, vineyards and charming riverside scenes. Hop on and off all day at the many stops along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers your flexible single-day ticket.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.88
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Rhine River Hop On Hop Off Cruise on Castle RouteDay Cruises

Rhine River Hop On Hop Off Cruise on Castle Route

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Revel in the beauty and history of one of Europe's great waterways with this hop-on/hop-off cruise pass on the romantic Rhine River. Admire passing scenery like legendary Loreley Rock and imposing castles while sipping a coffee or beer on deck, and customize your itinerary with 19 different stops at tiny medieval towns and bigger cities along the way. The pass is valid all day on the UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine from Cologne to Linz and Koblenz to Mainz.
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  • 1 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.88
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Rhine River Cruise: Cologne to Königswinter with SeaLife or DrachenfelsDay Cruises

Rhine River Cruise: Cologne to Königswinter with SeaLife or Drachenfels

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Experience the sights and sounds of the Rhine river, from Cologne to Königswinter, on this full-day sightseeing cruise. Enjoy onboard commentary and take in the scenic panorama of the majestic castles, churches, and vineyards along the shores of the Rhine, then explore one of two popular Königswinter attractions. Choose between the Sea Life Königswinter Aquarium or ride the cog railway up to the Drachenfels, featuring the ancient ruins of Drachenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine Valley.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.38
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$53.38
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KD Rhine Pass from KoblenzDay Cruises

KD Rhine Pass from Koblenz

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See a different side of Koblenz and the river valley with a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine! Choose your ideal start time and hop aboard any KD ship for the leisurely day-long float. From the comfort of your seat, catch great riverside views, ornamented by castles, lush vineyards and natural wonders. Hop on and off all day at the many stops from Koblenz to Mainz or Linz to Cologne with your flexible single-day ticket.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.88
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Rhine River Cruise from Koblenz to St. Goare: Loreley Rock, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Koblenz Cable CarDay Cruises

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

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Explore the UNESCO-listed Rhine River Gorge on a 2.5-hour sightseeing cruise from Koblenz! Soak up beautiful riverside scenery as you glide pass castles, vineyards and Loreley Rock, and stop at the charming village of St. Goare for an optional visit to Rheinfels Castle. Begin or end your trip with a ride on the Koblenz cable car up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for amazing valley views and an included tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.90
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1-Hour Cochem Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

1-Hour Cochem Sightseeing Cruise

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Take a break from walking and enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Moselle River to see the German city of Cochem from a unique perspective. Grab a seat aboard your vessel and enjoy informative commentary from the crew while you take in the beautiful sights. Tours are limited to 10 travelers for a personalized experience.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.77
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$12.77
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Evening panorama trip DüsseldorfDay Cruises

Evening panorama trip Düsseldorf

Take a seat and enjoy the view of the evening Düsseldorf city panorama. When dusk gradually envelops the city, Düsseldorf exudes a very special charm. The distinctive buildings of the state capital then shine in atmospheric light and the two-hour evening trip provides wonderful views and invites you to enjoy Düsseldorf in the evening in peace.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.89
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$20.89
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Düsseldorf Rhine River Christmas Dinner CruiseChristmas

Düsseldorf Rhine River Christmas Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy festive celebrations to remember on this 3-hour Rhine River Christmas dinner cruise in Düsseldorf. Hop aboard the MS Warsteiner and cruise onto the Rhine River. With the candles flickering, admire the Christmas decorations on board and get into the holiday mood! Enjoy panoramic views over the banks of the Rhine River illuminated against the night sky, and watch the city lights dance over the waves. Sit down to a delicious buffet of German specialty dishes with unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Don’t forget to save space for dessert!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.97
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$83.97

Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)Cultural Tours

Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)

I learned paddling in the tourist capital of St Ives and know myself very well as Mainzer on the Rhine. I know which places are best explored from the paddleboard.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.42
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$46.42

Boat rental CologneCity Packages

Boat rental Cologne

Motorboat driving on the Rhine. For everyone who wants to spend a relaxing time or have a lot of fun on the Rhine. Whether for a sundowner, for half a day or a whole day, there is something for everyone. Take a look at the homepage of the boat rental Cologne or contact us to answer your questions or to help you book the right package.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$348.15
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$348.15
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