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 (at own expense) 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!
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 coffee (at own expense) that will help keep you warm. Festive Christmas carols make this winter’s afternoon jaunt even more merry.