Rhine river cruises
Discover a fairy-tale world of hilltop castles, wooden hills and lush vineyards on the Rhine and her tributaries
Formed high in the mountains of Switzerland, the Rhine River meanders through six European countries, including Germany, Holland and France before meeting the North Sea in Rotterdam. You’ll pass through small towns, notable vineyards, and historic castles during your journey. Rhine river cruises offer guests the chance to explore the natural beauty this infamous region has to offer.
A cruise on the River Rhine gives you the chance to soak up unique history whilst on your trip. Once a frontier for the Roman Empire, and later as a vital trade route for Europe, the Rhine river is best known for two things: its vineyards and its iconic castles, both of which draw in many visitors throughout the year.
Adventures along the Rhine are extremely popular with travellers. There are medieval villages, Bavarian taverns, baroque palaces and glorious vistas to experience at every turn. Other attractions along the way include the Worms Cathedral and Gutenberg-Museum. Fans of the outdoors can head out to the Palatinate Forest to explore the vast woodlands – perfect for hiking and biking or just enjoying a picnic.
Cruising the Rhine with Saga
A Rhine river cruise will give you the perfect opportunity to discover this wonderful region at your own leisure, taking in the sites of its charming towns and villages and world heritage sites. You’ll find many chances to taste exciting wines as you cruise past areas such as Mittelrhein. Culture vultures may also wish to visit Mannheim, which is respected for its notable historic architecture.
What makes Saga different to other tour operators is that the majority of our packages include a range of extras to take away the stress. For our longer river cruises, we include our VIP door-to-door travel service for FREE. Take a look at what’s included.
VIP travel service included on river cruises of 11 nights or more
Our popular VIP door-to-door travel service is the perfect way to get your river cruise off to a great start, and it's included on all 2020 river cruises as standard, plus 2019 river cruises of 11 nights or longer.