Germany River Cruises

Cruise through Germany’s rivers with TUI, where history and culture meet stunning landscapes. Explore medieval towns to modern cities on a unique voyage.

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.

Our Recommended Shore Excursions In Germany

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

From flights to transfers, our river cruise packages take the hassle out of sorting your getaway…


Direct flights from UK airports are included.


Airport transfers to and from your ship are covered.


Get three meals with drinks per day with Full Board Plus.