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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.


  • 1-day Rhine River pass for the Nostalgic Route from Koblenz to Rudesheim
  • See the beauty of the Rhine Valley while cruising at a leisurely pace
  • Travel along the Middle Rhine, admiring the castles and the Loreley rock
  • Flexibility to choose your own itinerary on your day of Rhine River sightseeing

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What You Can Expect

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

Rudesheim, Germany

Your full-day tour of the legendary Middle Rhine begins with morning departure from Koblenz. Make your way to the embarkation point near the Deutsche Eck on the Rhine promenade, and climb aboard the KD’s romantic Goethe ship. This paddlewheel steamer offers a unique atmospheric experience for all. Fall back in time to the Golden Twenties as you stroll through the ship’s saloons, bedecked in art deco accents.

Grab a comfortable seat, sip on a coffee or tea from the onboard cafe (own expense) and catch impressive views of key riverside sites. Your journey along the Nostalgic Route takes you past stunning castles, gorgeous vineyards, Loreley Rock and more. 

The 11-hour tour returns to the departure point in Koblenz by evening. (Please see ‘Itinerary’ section below for current timetable.)


Customer Reviews

Phyllis M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a wonderful day of cruising past vineyards and castles, and beautiful cities. We were on the paddle boat and it was elegant. We ate a delicious lunch and met some very interesting people. We met people from all over the world. We were safe and saw some terrific views. We could have hopped on and off to another boat and toured in a city, but we would have lost the paddle boat then. It was so much fun. This is a wonderful one-day tour along a beautiful stretch of the Rhine. A must do!

Joan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Loved the rhine cruise. The weather was perfect and
we had an enjoyable day.
Joan and Mark

Joseph R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is a great cruise to see all the castles and beautiful landscape along the Rhine River in 1 day. If you don't want to stay on the cruise to the end you can get off anywhere along the way and take the next boat going back to your original destination. I highly recommend this cruise.

Marc P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Helpful advice given when ticket collected about getting off at the pretty town of Bacharach and then exploring the town and castle above whilst waiting for the ship to return as two return sailings available at that time. The ship used, the paddle ship Goethe, was very well provided for with good staff and the breakfast and drinks at a price you would expect

Neetu B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Easy to use, helpful audio commentary. Everyone should take this cruise.

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very relaxing. Beautiful cruise. All went well before and during the cruise. Price was definitely right. The views were amazing. We will definitely recommend this cruise o friends, and probably take it again.

Eric D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Booking made easy. Trip excellent and staff very helpful and polite.

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Had an absolutely fabulous day. The boat, staff, food etc was wonderful. The scenery floating along the Rhine was awesome. Can not recommend this trip highly enough. Everyone should plan to do this trip if they can

Moe G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The cruise was all they promised. It was not clear that breakfast was available on the boat which would have avoided rushing thru breakfast in town.

Lyndall K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great day trip

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