Germans know their beer and they definitely know their soccer, but the truth is that there is so much more to this great country than most of the people would imagine! German river cruises and tours are the perfect way to discover this country’s top of the top and for those willing to embark on such a cruise there will be a very large number of options to choose from. Read on and find out about some of the best tours involving Germany and its greatest destinations!
Rhine Cruise: From Amsterdam to Nuremberg
If you want to get a glimpse of not one, but two countries during your river cruise, then this option could work very well for you. Your journey will start in lively, colourful Amsterdam and it will end in historically rich Nuremberg. After having spent one day cruising down the paths of Netherlands’ capital city, your vessel will move along and take you to Cologne (or Köln, if you want the German version). This city found in between the two worlds (that of the French and that of the Germans) is a gorgeous one on its own, but if you add this to how great it has been rebuilt after World War II, you will definitely come to love it as much as one can love a place. From here, you will be taken through some of Germany’s finest as well: Rüdesheim, Wertheim, Würsburg, Bamberg and, finally, Nuremberg, from where you will be transported to your flight back home in London.
To Basel and Back
If you want to see a slightly different type of scenery in your river cruise, then this one could be a great choice. Same as in the case of the previously-mentioned tour, your journey will start in Amsterdam, but it will be changed a bit along the way. From there, you will still get to stop in the great Cologne as well, but you will be led through Koblentz, Rüdesheim, Manheim and the gorgeous, stunning Black Forest. After that, you will be taken to Basel and, from there, the tour guides will make sure you reach the airport and go back home to tell everyone how absolutely amazing your holiday was.
If you want to go on a river cruise this winter, do choose this option! Some touring agencies have organized river cruises that stop in some of Germany’s sweetest, most heart-warming and beautiful Christmas markets. You may not be able to buy designer shoes here, but you will definitely discover the charm of a more traditional Germany – one that goes beyond the large buildings and steps back in time to a world where time just went by slower.