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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.


  • 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 full-day tour of the stunning Rhine Gorge begins at your leisure from Koblenz. Depending on your vacation schedule, choose a morning or afternoon start time, then make your way to the embarkation point near the Deutsche Eck on the Rhine promenade. Climb aboard the KD sightseeing boat and grab a comfortable seat on the outside deck or in the spacious indoor saloon. 

The float to St. Goare takes approximately 3.5 hours, so sit back, listen to interesting onboard commentary and admire lovely views of castles, fortresses, vineyards, rustic villages and the breathtaking Loreley Rock, a mythic slate rock jutting 427 feet (130 meters) from the river.

Hop off the boat in the lovely village of St. Goare. Take as much time as you’d like to independently explore the town, browse for souvenirs like a signature cuckoo clock, sample local beer or have a relaxing meal (own expense). For a dose of medieval German architecture, purchase a visit to Stiftskirche or Rhienfels Castle. When you’re ready to depart, head back to the dock for the return trip to Koblenz.

Included in your excursion is roundtrip passage on the Koblenz cable car — the longest in Europe outside of the Alps — and admission to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Your tickets are good all day, so choose to start or end your tour with this epic ride up to the 2,789 feet (850 meters) dropoff. From this lofty vantage point, marvel at unbeatable views of the UNESCO-listed gorge, then take you time touring the grand fortress and its historic museum.

Customer Reviews

james c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent value for money,although the weather was a bit dull, there was plenty of sights to see and great photo opportunities. The crew were very helpful and attentive to our needs. Good food and drink made this a very pleasant trip. Recommended.

Jennifer L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour from Koblenz to St Goar was great. We also rode the cable car but didn't have enough time to explore. I would highly recommend both of these.


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.

Paul W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013


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

Dennis C

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 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.

Mrs V E M

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

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

Narada W

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

it was fun. tx

Carolyn H

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2016

The cruise was a pleasant way to see the many sights along the Rhine. Viator info was incomplete and caused us to get a very poor deal. We got to Koblenz before the 2:00 cruise to take the cable car to the fort, but the KD kiosk was closed for a 1 Hr lunch. We had to purchase tix adding to cost.

Grzegorz J

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.

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