Germany River Cruises

Discover the delights of Germany with Scenic’s all-inclusive, luxury European River Cruises with Scenic Tours. When you cruise through Germany in 5-star luxury you'll be in awe at the magnificent Alps and the captivating Bavarian and Black Forest.

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Immerse yourself in the delights of Germany with our European River Cruises

With a vast, powerful history plotted out before your eyes in architecture, relics and monuments and rolling, varied landscapes, Germany offers something to delight everyone.

Scenic’s all-inclusive luxury Germany river cruises are the best way to discover the delights of Germany. From the varied landscapes, compelling history, relics and monuments and exquisite architecture, every second of your Germany river cruise will be filled with wonder. 

From the comfort of your 5-star suite on your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship, you'll discover the delights of Germany's thriving villages dotted along the riverside. During our Germany River Cruises, you'll be delighted with stupendous architecture from the medieval, Baroque, Gothic, Romanesque and the contemporary modern era. Along the Moselle River, indulge your tastebuds as you sample world-class Riesling from the exquisite river valley vineyards. Our Germany River Cruises also give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the delightful monuments and fairy-tale castles before embracing the spirit of Oktoberfest in Freudenberg. 

Scenic's European River Cruises through Germany offer a variety of options. Our Germany River Cruises travel along the fabulous Rhine River, Danube River and Moselle River. Along the way, you'll explore some of Germany's most picturesque destinations including Berlin, Cologne, Mannheim, Nuremberg, Regensberg and Würzburg while taking in the charm of neighbouring European countries including Austria, France, Hungary, Prague, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Fall in love with the enchanting magic of Christmas with our 5-star Christmas Wonderland seasonal Germany river cruise options. From visiting the traditional home of Saint Nicholas to the romantic fairy lights at the Christmas night markets along cobblestone streets. The spirit of Christmas comes alive on our river cruise where you'll discover the spicy, soothing aroma of German glühwein, a German mulled wine.

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The difference is Scenic

As your Scenic Space-Ship cruises into Cologne, toast the stunning view of the filigree twin towers of the town’s famous cathedral from your luxurious balcony suite.

Your all-inclusive Scenic Space-Ship is a floating luxury hotel featuring a range of indoor and outdoor relaxation and recreation spaces, an array of dining experiences from casual café-style fare to a la carte and degustation.

With every amenity desired, all yours to enjoy at your liberty as you experience the best art, history, food, wine and architecture Europe River Cruising has to offer. We believe true luxury is all-inclusive, and there’s no need to spend a cent extra on your European River Cruise with us. We take your enjoyment to the Nth degree.

Your personal butler will attend to your needs and our on board Journey Designers are there to guide and assist to ensure you enjoy your experience. No matter your European River Cruising selection, all Scenic Space-Ships feature:

  • Complimentary luxury bathroom products
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and linens
  • Complimentary beverages to suit all tastes^
  • Up to five dining venues to suit your desire
  • Wellness areas offering massage services, hair salons# and gym
  • 5-star personalised butler service
  • Laundry concierge service
  • Superior on board entertainment
  • Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • E-bikes– electronically assisted bicycles for freedom of onshore exploration
  • On board Cruise Directors for friendly guidance and assistance
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience
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Your choice

Dine exclusively in the magnificent medieval surrounds of Marksburg Castle, a special Scenic Enrich experience on our Germany River Cruises.

Our Enrich, Tailormade, Freechoice and Sundowner experiences are entirely unique to Scenic. Enrich experiences are multi-sensory cultural activities completely unavailable to the regular traveller - they’re a special ‘extra’ just for you to make your European River Cruising experience a treasured memory.

Our expert team of Journey Designers have carefully crafted a vast selection of Freechoice options of flexible sightseeing activities, divided into active, moderate and relaxed tempos so you can choose which best suits your requirements and interests to get the best out of your European River Cruise.


Destinations and experiences

Many German gems will capture your heart on your European River Cruise.

On board Scenic's all-inclusive European River Cruise you'll cruise along the rivers that meander through Germany including the Danube River, the Rhine River and the Moselle River. 

As one of Europe's most beautiful rivers, the Rhine River flows from the Swiss Alps to the Netherlands and the North Sea. One of the most spectacular areas is in Germany's Rhine Valley, a region renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. With a stretch of the Rhine River from Mannheim to Koblenz, known as the Rhine Gorge having designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During your Germany River Cruise, you'll be captivated by Regensburg, considered to be Germany's best-preserved medieval town. Take in the delights of the 100 kilometres long Black Forest, in a low-mountain area of Bavaria, Germany. Stand in awe of the Weltenburg Abbey, a Benedectine Monastery, one of Germany's oldest monastic breweries which offers beer tasting. 
Take in the sights of Trier, a southwestern German city near the Luxembourg border in the Moselle wine region.

Marvel at the picturesque German city Passau, situated on the Austrian border where the Danube River, Inn River and Ilz Rivers meet. Passau is overlooked by a 13th-century hilltop fortress, observation tower and museum.

In Würzburg visit the exquisite Bishops Residenz Palace or take in the walled town of Rothenberg. As one of the most scenic travel destinations in Germany, Bavaria offers world-class scenery, sausages, fine beers and traditional German revelry. Visit Heidelberg in southwestern Germany and marvel at the 14th century majestic Heidelberg University.

Marvel at the historic town of Bamberg which extends over seven hills, each crowned by a splendid church. With a large part of Bamberg being a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993 you'll marvel at the exquisite architecture.