Rhine River Cruises

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Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Rhine River

The inspiration for so many of the romantic fairy-tales that captured our childhood imaginations, the exquisite Rhine River passes enchanting castles and forts lifted from the illustrated page, weaving through six beautiful European countries.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours all-inclusive, 5-star European river cruises are the best way to experience the delights of the Rhine River. Winding past romantic castles and forts, exquisite fairy-tale like scenery and charming villages, your romantic Rhine river cruise journeys through six countries including the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Switzerland.

From the luxury of your Scenic Space-Ship, you'll understand why the Rhine River was the inspiration for children's books by the Brother's Grimm and Heinrich Heine. From the majestic Swiss Alps and the exquisite Renaissance castle in Heidelberg to the mysterious Black Forest.

All our European river cruises have been tailored to deliver you the best historic and cultural experiences. 

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The difference is Scenic

Enjoy our Rhine River cruises exclusively designed for you by our expert Europe river cruise team of Journey Designers

Our seasoned team of Journey Designers have thoughtfully crafted a selection of tailored experiences for the Rhine River cruises especially for you. Offering true freedom of choice in your European river cruises experience, Scenic offers both on-board and onshore all-inclusive Tailor-made experiences so you can enjoy cruising the enchanting Rhine at your own pace and comfort.

We’ll take you to all the must-see highlights, and you’ll also discover the hidden gems of Europe and experience moments that recreate the wonder of Europe’s immense history.

Enrich Experiences

Unique to Scenic, our Enrich experiences are multi-sensory cultural activities completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. On one of our Rhine River cruises you might choose to Enrich your experience of Mannheim by taking in an exclusive tour and private concert in its grand hall.

A rare European jewel, the Palace of Rastatt is the oldest residential palace in the Upper Rhine Valley and was modelled on France’s Palace of Versailles.

Freechoice Options

Our Freechoice options on Rhine river cruises offer you flexibility to take the day as you like by selecting from a vast range of sightseeing options and activities. Our Sundowners experiences offer wonder moments immersing you in the stunning scenery with a glass of the best in hand.

After a cable car ride over the Rhine you can toast a magical day’s end in the impressive Ehrensbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz with your fellow Sundowners.

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Amazing inclusions

Explore the fairy-tale romance of the Rhine in the comfort of one of our luxurious all-inclusive Scenic Space-Ships.
No luxury is spared on our all-inclusive Rhine River cruises, beginning with our innovatively designed Space-Ships. In an intimate and warm atmosphere, unwind in a range of indoor and outdoor lounge areas, select from a gourmet dining menu, enjoy the convenience of Wi-Fi internet and e-bikes and after a day’s exploration retire to your elegant suite for the ultimate in relaxation. Each ship features:
  • Butler service
  • Laundry concierge
  • Top-shelf beverages included
  • Up to five dining venues, from River Cafe to degustation
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailor-made GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge 
  • On board entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience 


A taste of Scenic’s Rhine River and Rhine Gorge destinations

A Europe river cruise on the Rhine is a unique European experience, with many historic and enchanting wonders in each cultural destination.

Resplendent with natural beauty, lush riverbanks, rich history and wonderful food and wine, our Rhine River and Rhine Gorge river cruises take you to stunning European destinations including the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Our all-inclusive, 5-star luxury European river cruises give you exclusive access to experiences that other travellers miss out on. From the historic quarter of Strasbourg 'La Petit France' with its well preserved half-timbered homes, canals and quaint cobblestone streets to sampling the best fine wines in Alsace. Every guided tour, hike or E-bike journey is filled with memorable experiences. With the Black Forest and stunning castles reminiscent of a fairytale picture book, you'll have 'pinch me' moments every day. Visit the diamond capital of the world in Antwerp before touring the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bruges.

Other destinations along your Rhine Valley river cruise include Cologne, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Budapest, Mainz, Breisach, Trier, Lucerne, Frankfurt and Mannheim. Scenic Rhine Cruises are renowned for all-inclusive 5-star luxury with exclusive sightseeing tours and day river cruises, you'll see the best that magnificent Europe has to offer.

For our travellers who adore the magic of Christmas, Scenic has a wonderful 8-day all-inclusive Rhine River cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. Immerse yourself in the wonders a European Christmas and visit Christmas markets along cobblestone streets with twinkling fairy lights and lanterns. Cruising along the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge in the luxury of your Scenic Space-Ship, you'll view Gothic cathedrals, old towns, charming town halls and stunning scenery. Complete your Christmas shopping at Cologne's Christmas Markets before exploring Heidelberg Castle and the beautiful town of Strasbourg.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours are industry leaders in providing the most luxurious, all-inclusive 5-star European River cruises. Our itineraries have been crafted by our expert Journey Designers and travel through Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Holland & Belgium and the Czech Republic.