Why visit Germany?River cruises
Germany holidays offer the full range – culture, food, history, scenery… and a country of people who speak way better English than you do German.
Whether you’re after a romantic break, a family getaway or a holiday with friends, Germany delivers.
One of the best ways to explore Germany is by cruise, with river ships taking travellers through ancient towns, verdant vineyards and beautiful scenery on Germany cruises.
The three largest rivers in Germany are the Danube, Rhine and Elbe, although the country is home to many more including the Main, Oder and Moselle to name just a few.
All major river cruise lines operate in Germany, from TUI River Cruises, Viking River Cruises and Riviera Travel to Emerald Cruises, A-Rosa Cruises, CroisiEurope and more.
A Germany cruise with Viking on the Rhine, for instance, takes in Cologne, with its mix of ancient Roman ruins and modern architecture, medieval Koblenz, and Breisach next to the famous wine region of Alsace.
Riviera Travel Germany cruises on the Main River visit Mainz (the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, and an important Roman centre), Nuremberg (bursting with historical landmarks and hoem to tasty gingerbread), Würzburg (boasting a magnificent Baroque palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Residenz), and Miltenberg (one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval village).
Meanwhile CroisiEurope Elbe river cruises in Germany call at Berlin, the Hanseatic towns of Magdeburg and Hamburg, and Bremen, the oldest maritime city in Germany.