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Rhine River

Rhine River sailings are among the most popular river cruises in Europe. Some itineraries focus solely on the Rhine, while others include additional waterways in Germany, Austria, Hungary or the Netherlands.

Many sailings start or end in Amsterdam at the northern end of the river. It's a city of narrow gabled homes and winding canals, and home to sites like Anne Frank's house and a Van Gogh museum. Basel, Switzerland, is often the southern terminus of Rhine sailings, and it boasts an ornate town hall and some very fine art museums.

The Middle Rhine is often thought to be the most scenic part of the river. This is where ships pass Lorelei Rock, where legend says an irresistible siren once lured sailors to their deaths. In Cologne, see the soaring twin steeples of the Gothic cathedral, and in Rudesheim, walk along the pedestrian-only Drosselgasse, lined with restaurants, shops and wine gardens. Passengers also travel to Heidelberg, one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities and home to a Gothic castle and centuries-old university.

Late November and December sailings, known as Christmas market cruises, are quite popular. Passengers spend time browsing the festive outdoor markets that sell handcrafted toys and ornaments, mulled wine, grilled sausages and gingerbread.

Sightseeing guides show you the top attractions and share their knowledge of the local history and culture. Plus, these trips are easy to budget, because so much is included in one price that you pay up front.

Limited-Time Offers on Rhine River Cruises!
  • Emerald: Save up to $3,950 per couple on 2022 river cruises. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly for free from select gateways, plus save up to $2,400 per couple off the cruise price of select departures. Also, receive a free Silver Spirits beverage package. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to $2,000 per couple off select 2022 departures. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save up to $3,000 per couple off cruises. Plus, receive up to an additional $650 per couple discount. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2023 river cruises. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly from $395 per person from select gateways or save up to $0 per couple on select departures. Plus, receive up to an additional $650 per couple discount. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly from $399 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $2,800 per couple off Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $1,500 per couple off cruises. Click here.
  • Riviera: Get special reduced rates offering savings of up to $3,000 per couple in certain cabin categories. Prices shown reflect discount. Plus, receive a free drinks package . Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly for free from select gateways plus save up to $1,000 per couple off select river cruises. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Enjoy greatly reduced airfare from select gateways on Viking sailings, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off the cruise price. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off select 2023 river cruises. Click here.
  • Crystal: 2 for 1! Companion cruises for free on Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • Collette: Save up to $400 per couple off tours. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save $1,000 per couple off Storyteller cruises, plus enjoy special access to a meet & greet event. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $899 to 1,099 per person from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off Oberammergau cruises. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $2,000 per couple off 2022 river cruises. Click here.
  • Crystal: Receive up to a $400 per couple onboard credit on sailings. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Click here.
  • Disney: Travelers ages 11 and under save up to $520 per person off river cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on the cruise portion of select river cruises. Click here.
  • Viking: First-time Viking guests receive a $400 per couple shipboard credit. This is combinable with other offers. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Avalon: Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon Waterways . Click here.
  • Uniworld: Single supplement is waived or reduced on select departures in certain cabin categories. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 25% off the single supplement on cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Tauck: Young travelers receive $100 to $500 per person off family departures. Click here.
  • Tauck: Receive a free onboard credit of up to 300 euros on river cruises in select cabin categories . Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.