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Discover the distinctive culture and wonder of the Rhine
The Rhine is an icon of the continent. This is a river of immense contrast, where medieval castles and sweeping forests conjure legends and fairy tales, and wondrous cities pave a fascinating link between the present and the past. A river cruise classic no less, and one that has become a rite of passage for many a discerning traveller.
From its source in the Swiss Alps, the Rhine cuts a hefty course through the heart of Europe, lingering in Germany for the longest stretch before veering northwest into the Netherlands, where it empties into the North Sea. Such is the influence of the Rhine that many of Europe’s most prestigious cities can be found on its banks, including Basel, Cologne and Amsterdam — providing a veritable melting pot of culture and architectural splendour. Book your luxury river cruise on the Rhine, and experience the distinct spirit and traditions of every region that exists along this majestic waterway — all in absolute luxury and comfort.

Perfect for:

  • Wine connoisseurs: Strasbourg, France
  • Architecture enthusiasts: Cologne, Germany
  • Nature-lovers: The Rhine Gorge, Germany
  • Creatives: The Black Forest and The Rhine Gorge, Germany

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A Journey through Europe’s History


Once one of the continent’s great trade routes, the influence of the Rhine can be felt in the architectural wonders and unique traditions which exist on its banks today. Thanks to the diverse events and excursions of our Scenic Freechoice and Enrich programmes, unravelling the rich, historic tapestry of the Rhine is effortless. 

Delight in the medieval ambience during a magnificent feast at Marksberg Castle. Explore the fascinating exhibits of the Neanderthal Museum in Cologne. Soak up the traditional Germanic spirit of the Black Forest and the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Take a relaxing guided tour through Germany’s oldest city, Trier. Enjoy a classical evening concert at the resplendent Baroque Palace of Rastatt. Or dip into France and stroll through Strasbourg’s charming old town, where half-timbered houses and charming Alsation Winstubs await.

Life on the Rhine with Scenic

Travel the ageless flow of the Rhine with Scenic, and feel the benefit of our 5-star all-inclusive service. Our Space-Ships are more akin to luxury hotels than standard river cruise ships, providing unprecedented levels of comfort and satisfaction as you journey between the Rhine’s unforgettable cities, towns and villages. 

Our ships marry elegant finishes with the very latest technologies, providing exceptional accommodation across all cabin classes. From spacious luxury suites complete with the Scenic Sun Lounge system to very latest in wellness equipment and amenities; you’ll love returning to your ship after another wonderful day exploring the banks of the Rhine.

And because everything is included in the total price of your cruise, you can immerse yourself completely in the spirit and culture of the Rhine without fear of overindulgence. From on board food and beverages to all of the daily shore excursions, we’ve left no stone unturned in our quest to offer the most comprehensive all-inclusive package on the rivers of Europe.

Enjoy the splendours of the Rhine in 2019

Rhine Highlights

8 Day trip
Amsterdam > Basel
Starting out with a flourish in Amsterdam, and ending in Basel this is an itinerary that takes in the sweeping splendours of Europe.
Departing 14 October 2019

Our Rhine river cruises

2019 Rhine River Cruises

Rhine Highlights

8 days
Basel > Amsterdam
Discover the Rhine Highlights on this 8 day all-inclusive river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Visit Kehl, Strasbourg, Mannheim and Cologne along the way.
from £2,820

Rhine Highlights

8 days
Basel > Amsterdam
Journey from the majestic Alps of Switzerland all the way to the famous and romantic canals of Amsterdam on this 8 day tour and cruise along the Rhine.
from £2,995 £1,995

Christmas Markets

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Discover the magic of Christmas on a 15 day river cruise starting in Budapest. Visit the charming Christmas markets at Thurn und Taxis Palace in Regensburg.
from £3,695

Jewels of Europe

15 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
Discover grand palaces & castles on Europe’s most tempting waterways, the Rhine, Main & Danube on a luxurious 15 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest.
from £3,995 £3,495

Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland

12 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Enjoy the magic of Christmas on a luxurious 12 day river cruise from Zurich to Amsterdam. Visit the iconic Christmas markets & soak up the atmosphere.
from £4,095 £3,095

Christmas Markets with Prague

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
Soak up the Christmas atmosphere of Europe on an 18 day river cruise from Prague to Amsterdam. Discover the cities of Europe and delight in their charm.
from £4,295

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Basel > Amsterdam
The romance of Europe is alive and well on this 15 day cruise from Basel to Amsterdam exploring the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Rivers.
from £4,395 £3,395

Christmas Wonderland

16 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
Breathe in the magic of Christmas on this 16 day 5-star luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Visit traditional markets in Cologne & Regensburg.
from £4,795

Jewels of Europe with Prague

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
On this 18 day luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Prague, be enchanted by Europe's most beautiful cities including Nuremburg, Vienna, Salzburg and Dürnstein.
from £5,295 £4,295

Christmas Wonderland with Prague

19 days
Amsterdam > Prague
Experience the joy of a traditional European Christmas and bring in the New Year in Vienna on board a 5-star luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Prague.
from £5,395

Jewels of Europe with Prague

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
Enjoy a 3 night stay in Prague before starting your luxury river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Cruise the Main Danube Canal and visit Cologne.
from £5,495 £4,495

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland

19 days
Amsterdam > Zurich
Experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region on a 19 day journey from Amsterdam to Zurich. Cruise the Rhine and Moselle, create your own fairytale.
from £5,795 £4,795

Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine

26 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Experience the beauty of Swiss Alps with a 26 day journey from Zurich to Amsterdam. Let the landscapes inspire you before enjoying a luxurious river cruise.
from £8,395

Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights

8 Day trip
Amsterdam > Amsterdam
Experience Dutch sights and Belgian delights as you cruise the canals of Amsterdam, enjoy a guided tour of Bruges and cycle through the village of Hoorn.
Departing 29 April 2019

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