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Take a break from Christmas sightseeing or shopping and celebrate the season with this 2-hour cruise along the Rhine River from Rüdesheim to Koblenz. Take in the scenic, wintry panorama of the majestic castles, churches and vineyards along the shores of the Rhine while listening to live Christmas music on board the boat. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal of two waffles with warm cherries and cream and a pot of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or mulled claret. It’s a delightful way to spend part of any afternoon.


  • Christmas-themed afternoon cruise from Rüdesheim to Koblenz
  • Enjoy a leisurely afternoon journey along the majestic Rhine River
  • Indulge in waffles and coffee as you admire attractions on the shores of the Rhine including Rheinfels Castle and Marksburg Castle
  • Sing along to your favorite carols and get into the Christmas spirit!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon at Christmastime than cruising the Rhine River and enjoying the fairy-tale beauty all around you! Highly recommended!

What You Can Expect

Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise from Rüdesheim

Enjoy some waffles while cruising on the Rhine River!

Celebrate the Christmas holiday season with this festive, seasonal cruise. 

Hop on the appropriately decorated boat opposite the Parkhotel Rüdesheim. Boarding begins at 3 p.m. for a 3:30 p.m. departure on this afternoon Christmas cruise along the Rhine River.

Admire the wintry view of the castles, churches and vineyards on the shores of the Rhine River from Rüdesheim to Koblenz. See the 500-year-old Rheinfels Castle, the most imposing castle on the Rhine, as well as Katz Castle, built on a ledge looking downstream from the riverside at St. Goar; Marksburg Castle, one of the principal sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Rhine Gorge; and Stolzenfels Castle, the crowning glory of Rhine Romanticism.

Listen to live Christmas music on board the boat and warm up with a delicious meal of two oven-fresh waffles with hot cherries and cream and a pot of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or mulled claret.

Customer Reviews

Sarina M A

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

We arrived at the boat launch to learn that the trip would only take place if more than 15 people purchased tickets. Fortunately, the minimum number of passengers did eventually materialize and the boat trip did occur. The disconcerting part was that we had paid in full for our fare in advance online and had the trip not occurred due to low interest, the carrier informed us that there would have been no refund. We planned our day around the fact that we had paid for this excursion. In the end, the trip did take place, it was a pretty short ride, not much too see on the short stretch of river it covered and it gets dark so early in Germany that there was not the views promised in the website. I have taken many Rhein cruises before that were amazing but this one I cannot really recommned.

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