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  • Location: Rudesheim, Germany
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $15.99

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Cozy up on this festive cruise along the Rhine River, listening to Christmas music as you admire castles, churches and vineyards on the shores of the river. Savor waffles and hot coffee as you make your way from Rüdesheim toward Koblenz. On your 2-hour journey through the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site, breathe in the crisp air as you capture photos of attractions including Rheinfels Castle, Katz Castle, Marksburg Castle and Stolzenfels Castle and sing along with favorite Christmas carols before returning back to Rüdesheim. This is an ideal way to spend a winter afternoon in this scenic region!


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Snacks and Beverages included
Your 2-hour Rhine cruise begins in Rüdesheim, a popular wine country town that’s home to a huge Christmas Market in Old Town selling festive food and crafts from a dozen different countries. Board your heated, covered boat in mid-afternoon for your scenic cruise along the romantic Rhine River.

Make your way through a winter wonderland as you cruise toward Koblenz. Delight in the snow-topped cliffs and many castles you pass, including Rheinfels, Katz, Marksburg and Stolzenfels. The mighty fortresses and storybook villages with their towering church steeples will capture your imagination.

While you glide along the magnificent Rhine River, enjoy hearty waffles with sour cherries -- a local favorite -- and an unlimited supply of coffee that will help keep you warm. Festive Christmas carols make this winter’s afternoon jaunt even more merry.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Rüdesheim, opposite the Parkhotel
Departure Time:
Boarding starts at 3pm for departure at 3:30pm sharp
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm

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Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise from Rüdesheim

Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise from Rudesheim

  • Waffles with sour cherries
  • Pot of coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child tickets are available for purchase at landing pier directly before departure
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Sarina M A, February 2015

We arrived at the boat launch to learn that the trip would only take place if more than 15 people purchased tickets. Fortunately, the minimum number of passengers did eventually materialize and the boat trip did occur. The disconcerting part was that we had paid in full for our fare in advance online and had the trip not occurred due to low interest, the carrier informed us that there would have been no refund. We planned our day around the fact that we had paid for this excursion. In the end, the trip did take place, it was a pretty short ride, not much too see on the short stretch of river it covered and it gets dark so early in Germany that there was not the views promised in the website. I have taken many Rhein cruises before that were amazing but this one I cannot really recommned.