Where we sail in Germany

    With the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube all flowing through it, Germany’s the first name in river cruising. This country’s got the lottery on landscapes – think alpine peaks, vineyard-filled valleys and forested mountains. As such, our Germany river cruises are as varied as its 16 states. They all start in Frankfurt, which fuses a reconstructed old town with futuristic skyscrapers. From here, you can follow the Main River until it joins the Rhine. This is where you’ll find the cities of Mannheim, Speyer and Rastatt, which are full of Baroque palaces and churches.

    From wine to the Main

    Further north, cruises through the UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley land you in the heart of Germany’s wine country. And the architecture’s just as pretty – towns like Boppard and Rudesheim are all timber-framed buildings and fairy tale castles. Trace the Rhine north until it splits off into the Moselle River. The towns here give the Rhine’s a run for their money in the scenic stakes. They’re backed by steep vineyards, producing stellar Rieslings. Then there the grand old dame cities along the Main, like Bamberg and Wurzburg.


    You can learn about history – both ancient and recent – on German shore excursions. Catch the cable car up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz, stroll past Roman ruins in Trier, or visit the Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg. Wine tastings top the agenda in Piesport, Rudesheim and Boppard, while walking tours of Bamberg give you a taste of its signature smoked beer. From Kehl, there’s the chance to hop across the border to Strasbourg, in France, or stay and explore the Black Forest. Find the latest offers for our German itineraries on our European river cruise deals page.

    TUI River Cruise Packages

    Our River Cruise packages take care of all aspects of your getaway without the hassle...


    Both flights are included in the package.


    All tranfers between the ship and airport are covered.


    A Full Board Plus package is included, covering 3 meals and drinks at mealtimes.


    £120 worth of excursion credit per person, per week are included, as standard.


    Booking your river cruise with TUI has never been easier, thanks to our European river cruise deals. Grab one of our offers, and you can discover everywhere from Amsterdam to Budapest for less. The best bit? Your flights, transfers, three meals with drinks per day, your tips, and your luggage allowance are all part of the package. You can secure your sailing with a low deposit from £125pp, too, and take advantage of our handy Direct Debit scheme. And don’t forget, you’ll get £120pp shore experiences credit, per week, to spend on extra onshore activities, like wine tastings and sightseeing with a local expert – perfect for getting to the heart of every destination you visit. So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at our European river cruises sailing along the Rhine, the Main, the Moselle, the Danube, and the Dutch and Belgian waterways.