When it comes to a Rhine and tributaries river cruise, each of these lovely rivers is different, but they all have one thing in common: their enduring popularity among travellers.

As the longest tributary of the North Sea, the Rhine offers completely different landscapes and cultures on its 880 navigable kilometres, which you can experience on a Rhine cruise with nicko cruises.

Between Basel in Switzerland and the mouth of the North Sea, the diversity could not be greater: the “Romantic Rhine” with the legendary Loreley rock, steep, vine-covered slopes and picturesque wine towns and then the Lower Rhine with its tributaries in Holland. Large cities, wide lowlands, fields, meadows and tree-lined banks determine the image of a Rhine cruise here.

Explore The Best of the Rhine on a River Cruise

Rhine River Cruise Highlights

Here are some of our top highlights of a Rhine River cruise:

Cologne Cathedral: This impressive gothic cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks in Cologne and can be seen from miles away.

Rhine Gorge: The Rhine Gorge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its picturesque landscapes, vineyards, and medieval castles.

Strasbourg: This charming city is located on the French-German border and is famous for its beautiful architecture, historic landmarks, and delicious cuisine.

Amsterdam: Amsterdam is a popular stop on many Rhine River cruises, and for good reason. This vibrant city is known for its beautiful canals, unique culture, and famous museums.

Heidelberg: This historic university town is in the heart of Germany’s Rhine Valley and is famous for its impressive castle, picturesque old town, and stunning views.

Rüdesheim: This charming town sits within the Rhine Gorge and is famous for its wine and beer festivals, picturesque vineyards, and historic landmarks.

Basel: This beautiful city is located on the border of Switzerland, Germany, and France and is known for its stunning architecture, museums, and galleries.

Marksburg Castle: This is the only castle on the Rhine that has never been destroyed and is considered one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Germany.

Koblenz: This picturesque town is located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is famous for its historic landmarks, scenic views, and vibrant nightlife.

Black Forest: This stunning region is famous for its picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and charming towns, and is a popular stop on many Rhine River cruises.

Sailing on the Rhine with nicko cruises

We have several river vessels which offer Rhine river cruises, including our award-winning nickoVISION and nickoSPIRIT, as we as sister ships Rhein Symphonie and Rhein Melodie.

Each vessel is built for exploring this delightful region and offers all-inclusive comfort during your journey. Tours are included and vary per itinerary, so you can sit back, relax and simply enjoy your river cruise holiday.

Highlighted itineraries include: Lowlands of the Upper Rhine, The Heart of Holland, and Rhine Discovery.

We also have a selection of Christmas and New Year sailings in this region, so you can experience the beauty of Europe during the Festive Season.

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