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Rhine Valley Castles: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour from Rüdesheim

1. Rhine Valley Castles: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour from Rüdesheim

Experience a castle tour in the Middle Rhine Valley, where fine wines from ruby red Pinot Noir to shimmering golden Riesling are grown. Discover one of Europe’s oldest trade routes along former toll castles and robber barons' nests, where Victor Hugo, Goethe, and Heinrich Heine are onboard in spirit. Explore beloved places of the Middle Rhine Valley that inspired the poets who created Rhine Romanticism. This section of the Rhine, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002, is home to more castles than anywhere else. Admire Rheinstein Castle, Reichenstein Castle (Trechtingshausen), the ruins of Ehrenfels Castle, and the fabled Mouse Tower of Binger Loch. See the Nahe river flow into the Rhine and marvel at Klopp Castle before continuing on to the Niederwald Monument with the Germania and the Niederwald Temple in Osteinpark. Let the myth of the Rhine Romanticism enchant you. Admire the red wine region of Assmannhausen with its famous Pinot Noir vineyards as well as the flourishing town of Bingen with the beautiful Rhine park of the 2008 horticultural show and Rüdesheim with the famous Drosselgasse.

Koblenz: Upper Middle Rhine Valley Castle Boat Cruise

2. Koblenz: Upper Middle Rhine Valley Castle Boat Cruise

Welcome aboard the comfortable and exclusive ship La Paloma for a cruise in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage Site. On no other stretch of the Rhine are the castles and palaces so beautifully strung together. On board the La Paloma, you can relax and enjoy the view. Start in Koblenz and first sail a short distance down the Rhine with a view of the Rhine in front of Koblenz, the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and the famous "Deutsche Eck" (German Corner). At the mouth of the Moselle, the ship turns around and makes its way up the Rhine to Braubach to Marksburg Castle. The cruise takes you past the Electoral Palace of Koblenz (Kufürstliches Schloss Koblenz), the Koblenz Brewery, Lahneck Castle, Stolzenfels Castle and the Königsstuhl in Rhens. In Braubach (castle Marksburg) the ship turns around and sails back to Koblenz.

Cochem: Panoramic Cruise on the Moselle River

3. Cochem: Panoramic Cruise on the Moselle River

Take in the sights of picturesque Cochem and the Moselle Valley aboard a relaxing river cruise. As you cruise down the Moselle River, enjoy amazing views of preserved timbered houses and lush vineyards. Marvel at the majestic sight of Reichsburg Cochem, a 1,000-year-old castle with a storied past perched high above the river on a mighty rock.     Learn about the history of this small town on the banks of the Moselle in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of southwestern Germany. During your trip, the audio commentary will explain all the sights and important town historical events in both German and English.    You are welcome to enjoy snacks and drinks offered a la carte.

From Boppard: Loreley Sightseeing Cruise

4. From Boppard: Loreley Sightseeing Cruise

Travel through the middle of the Unesco World Heritage Site along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Kick off your cruise in the romantic little town of Boppard, travel to St. Goarshausen und then back to Boppard . Experience an exciting round trip between Boppard and St. Goar/St. Goarshausen. Enjoy the two-and-a-half-hour round trip and check out castles, vineyards and romantic villages from on board of our KD ship.

Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

5. Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

Discover one of Germany's oldest cities on a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine in Koblenz. Marvel at the Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and more, and listen to interesting commentary as you travel. Board the cruise in the heart of Koblenz and set out to discover this historic city from the water. See one of the city's most iconic locations, Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet as you head towards the island of Niederwerth. Sail past the idyllic area of Vallendar, marvel at the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, enjoy views of the city's Old Town, and more, all while listening to interesting facts about these sights through the boat's speaker system. At the end of your cruise, you'll return to the starting point, the ideal spot from which to explore the city's sights on foot. 

Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castle Sightseeing Cruise

6. Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castle Sightseeing Cruise

Make unforgettable memories with this romantic cruise along the Rhine Castle Trail. Marvel at the picturesque landscapes of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on this cruise from Koblenz.  Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the Koblenz 2 Bridge and relax as you take in panoramic views of the city of Koblenz. Dive into the rich and diverse culture that’s developed in the city through the centuries with commentary over the ship's speakers.  See historical buildings like the Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, and the Stolzenfels Castle. Reach the mouth of the Lahn, which past the Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Learn about the Benedictine Johanneskloster Monastery and the Allerheiligenkapelle Chapel before returning to your starting point in Koblenz.

From Alken: Return Day Trip by Boat to Cochem

7. From Alken: Return Day Trip by Boat to Cochem

Embark on a day trip to Cochem aboard the MS Goldstück. After departure, cruise along the Moselle River towards Cochem. Pass through a lock that raises the boat 5-6 meters. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Moselle Valley area with quaint villages, vineyards, and castles. Admire the views of the Moselle Valley, before arriving in the charming town of Cochem. Around noon, disembark in the town of Cochem and use 2.5 hours of free time to explore the charming streets of the Old Town. Discover the market square and wander amongst the alleys and laneways, admiring the beautiful architecture of the half-timbered houses. Hike up to Cochem Reichsburg for fantastic panoramic vistas of the surrounding area, or choose to take the chairlift. Stop for a drink in one of the numerous wine bars or browse the shops for some local products, before heading back to Alken on the boat.

From Bonn: Rhine River to Linz Sightseeing Boat Tour

8. From Bonn: Rhine River to Linz Sightseeing Boat Tour

Boat tour from Bonn upstream to Linz and back.We start on the banks of the Rhine in Bonn city center at the "Alten Zoll" for our mini cruise on the Rhine.We pass the following sights on our journey: - The former government quarter in Bonn with plenary hall and Villa Hammerschmidt- Bonn arch- Bad Godesberg- Königswinter with the Siebengebirge with the world-famous Drachenfels and the Petersberg- Bad Honnef- uncle- Remagen with the Peace Museum in the "Bridge of Remagen"

Bonn: 1.5-Hour River Cruise on the Rhine

9. Bonn: 1.5-Hour River Cruise on the Rhine

Marvel at some of Bonn’s most important — and beautiful – sights on the 1.5-hour cruise down the mighty Rhine River. Gaze upon the former West German capital’s governmental district, complete with the Hammerschmidt Villa, the former residence of the president of the Federal Republic of Germany.  Continue cruising down the Rhine and you’ll reach Königswinter, an idyllic wine village at the food of the mighty Drachenfels. From there, you’ll have a perfect view of the Drachenburg Castle — a 19th-century palace so directly pulled from a fairytale that it’s hard to believe that it’s real. On the way back, sample some German snacks and refreshments from the concession stand as you sail down the Rhine and return to the pier from which you departed.

Mainz: 2-Hour Advent Afternoon Boat Cruise on the Rhine

10. Mainz: 2-Hour Advent Afternoon Boat Cruise on the Rhine

Get away from the chaos of Christmas and embark on a relaxing two-hour cruise where you can immerse yourself in the enchantment of the winter season. Experience the twinkling Christmas lights on board of KD´s ship, enjoy festive music, and try a selection of delicious seasonal delicacies (to be purchased separately). Don't miss the chance to have St. Nicholas join you on board! The ship will sail for 2 hours around along the River Rhine, in the surrounding area of Mainz. Cruise from/to Mainz 14:30 Boarding 15:00 Departure 17:00 Return 17:00 End of event Reserved seats Christmas background music Meals and drinks à la carte

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What people are saying about Rhineland-Palatinate

The trip was enjoyable, interesting and educational. Everything was in German and English which was great for us as non German tourists.

We really enjoyed our trip. We had a great service while in the boat. It was 10 of us and we all enjoyed every minute in the boat.

The tour was a nice length and the price was perfect. Wry relaxing and was able to see several castles and vineyards.

Very pleasant boat trip on the river, would recommend. The boat was not crowded and we had a fantastic time.

A brilliant cruise from the German corner to Marksburg Castle with prompt and courteous service.