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Rhine River Cruises

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Cruise the Rhine River through Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses stroll through fairytale towns, and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Dive deep into the region’s culture, natural wonders, traditions, and historical significance with exclusive experiences on these all-inclusive 8-11 day Rhine River cruises.

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The Best Places to Visit on the Rhine River

The Rhine River offers a plethora of incredible destinations in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland to explore during a cruise. Here are some of the best places to visit:


Brussels: Brussels, the capital of Belgium, offers a treasure trove of historic architecture, major sightseeing spots such as the Royal Residence, Chinese Pavilion, and Japanese Pagoda, along with a rich culinary tradition—chocolate!—and a vibrant culinary capital. Food lovers will be lured by the divine aromas drifting from delightful cafés and chocolate shops.


Strasbourg: Experience the unique blend of French and German influences in Strasbourg, famous for its stunning Gothic cathedral, charming half-timbered houses, and the European Parliament.


Cologne: Marvel at the iconic Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the charming Old Town. Meander through Old Town's narrow, cobbled lanes, lined with traditional houses in every color and a plethora of restaurants and pubs. One of the city’s 12 Romanesque churches provides a castle-like backdrop to Cologne's quaint riverside quarter. Go all the way to the Domplatte, the square where you’ll find the Cologne Cathedral. Head inside the Gothic building to see the Shrine of the Magi and the beautiful stained-glass windows.

Heidelberg: Make a stop in Heidelberg and visit its renowned castle, perched atop a hill overlooking the city. Explore the historic Old Town and stroll along the Philosophers' Walk for panoramic views.

Koblenz: As the Rhine and Moselle Rivers converge, Koblenz showcases the impressive Deutsches Eck (German Corner) monument and the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Rüdesheim: Explore the charming town of Rüdesheim, nestled in the heart of the Rhine Valley. Take a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument, stroll along the Drosselgasse, and enjoy the local wines.


Amsterdam: Visit Amsterdam on a cruise along the Rhine River. The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam, has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a lively cosmopolitan feeling to match its historic architecture. The city is known for its picturesque canals, historic architecture, and world-class museums like the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. During the months of April and May, the famous Keukenhof Gardens, a 70-acre park planted with millions of tulips and other flowers, opens to visitors and is an extraordinary sight in the spring.


Basel: Discover the cultural hub of Basel, known for its rich history, impressive museums, and stunning architecture. Visit the Basel Minster and explore the city's vibrant art scene.

In addition to these destinations, a Rhine River cruise offers opportunities to experience enchanting Christmas markets, visit magnificent castles, and indulge in the renowned wines of the region.

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Why You Should Go on a Rhine River Cruise

Cruising the Rhine River can be a fantastic way to explore Europe's scenic beauty and cultural richness. The Rhine River is one of Europe's longest and most important rivers, flowing through six countries, including Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. The Rhine River offers breathtaking views of picturesque landscapes, stunning vineyards, charming medieval towns, and grand castles. Cruising the Rhine River allows one to explore Europe's diverse cultures and history, from the medieval architecture of German towns to the French influence on Strasbourg. Uniworld's included and optional excursions completely immerse you in the authentic culture, sights, and cuisine of the amazing places you’ll visit. An all-inclusive Uniworld river cruise offers a convenient way to see multiple destinations without the hassle of packing and unpacking. Plus, Uniworld's river cruise ships take you to the heart of your destinations and dock in the center of town, so you can step right off the ship and start exploring. A Rhine River cruise can offer a unique and memorable experience, with opportunities to see and visit castles along the shoreline, sample local cuisine, enjoy wine tastings, attend cultural events, and explore stunning destinations.

Are Uniworld Rhine River Cruises All-Inclusive?

Yes! Book your Uniworld Rhine River cruise with GET and enjoy unlimited premium spirits and wines, delicious, five-star, farm-to-table cuisine, your choice of carefully curated excursions, all gratuities onboard, all scheduled airport transfers, walking sticks for onshore use, shipwide internet and wi-fi access, and onboard entertainment and enrichment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rhine River Cruises

  1. What is the best time to take a Rhine River cruise?
    The best time to take a Rhine River cruise is during the spring (April and May) or fall (September and October) when the weather is mild, and the crowds are smaller. If you want to see the tulip fields in bloom, book your cruise for May. If you want to see the famous Christmas markets, a winter cruise in December is the best.
  1. How long does a Rhine River cruise last?
    The duration of a Rhine River cruise can vary. Uniworld's Rhine River cruises can last anywhere from 8 to 11 days.
  1. What are the most popular stops on a Uniworld Rhine River cruise?
    Some of the most popular stops on a Rhine River cruise include Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg, Basel, and Rudesheim. Other notable stops may include Lorelei Rock, the Black Forest, and the wine town of Riquewihr.
  1. What types of activities are available on a Uniworld Rhine River cruise?

    Activities available on a Rhine River cruise may include wine tastings, guided tours of historic towns and cities, onboard entertainment, cooking classes, and wellness activities.

  2. What is the cost of a Rhine River cruise with Uniworld?
    The cost of a Rhine River cruise can vary based on several factors, including the length of the cruise, your cabin choice, and the time of year. On average, an eight-day Rhine River cruise can cost between $1,999 to $7,000 per person. 

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