5 Jewels of the Glorious Rhine

Strasbourg

Continuing our preview of fantastic deluxe river cruises now available with our latest partner Emerald Waterways, here are 5 glorious destinations visited during a river cruise exploring treasured locations found along and close to the Rhine river.

1. Amsterdam

Amsterdam

A beautiful capital, Amsterdam is one of the best-regarded cities on the entire European continent.

Often the starting point for cruises following the winding Rhine river, the Dutch capital has a lot to offer.

Best known for its series of connected canals, the city is extremely well organised and perfect for exploration on foot or bicycle.

Within easy reach, the famed ‘Garden of Europe’ Keukenhof Gardens is one of the most famous collections on the planet and a key draw for green-fingered garden enthusiasts.

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2. Cologne

Cologne

Originally a settlement of the Roman Empire, Cologne is one of Germany’s most historic.

Full of ancient wonder, a walking tour will lead holidaymakers to encounters with a wealth of spectacular landmarks including the towering Cologne Cathedral.

Protected within an UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, experiencing the cathedral up close is one of the greatest moments in this fantastic river cruise itinerary.

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3. Heidelberg

Heidelberg

One of the most romantic places to visit in Europe, Heidelberg is a truly special destination found along the country’s renowned Romantic Road tourist trail.

Home to the oldest university in the country, Heidelberg is simply one of the most picturesque towns you will ever likely encounter.

Resting on the banks of the River Neckar, holidaymakers visiting often find themselves drawn to the beauty of Heidelberg Castle, the town’s church and the expansive 18th-century Old Bridge.

A perfect place for a stroll, the bridge provides an ideal photo opportunity. Standing on the bridge, you will be able to spot a number of the main local landmarks with the Neckar flowing underfoot.

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4. Koblenz

Koblenz

Another memorable city, Koblenz sits at the point where the rivers Rhine and Moselle meet.

This wonderful position on the banks of both rivers was originally chosen as the site where a military outpost was built, eventually giving rise to the famous German city.

Bit of Trivia – Koblenz was originally spelled as Coblenz until the early 20th century

Dating back over two thousand years, Koblenz is rich in history and boasts an eye-catching wealth of different architectural styles.

During the time spent in the city, be sure to keep an eye out for the wonderful Church of Our Lady and make the most of a fantastic cable car journey rising up to the city’s brooding Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

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5. Strasbourg

Strasbourg City

A city combining the best of French and German influences, Strasbourg is one of the most popular river cruising destinations in all of Europe.

Another beautiful city, one of Strasbourg’s main attractions is undoubtedly is the city’s Neustadt quarter.

Home to a wealth of lovely classic Prussian-style buildings, holidaymakers will be able to explore the very heart of this lovely old quarter during an insightful walking tour.

Showing off the French influence on the city, Petite France is a stunning, postcard-perfect and rather iconic river cruising experience.

Extremely pleasing on the eye, the quarter is a colourful work of art all in its own right.

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