Germany River Cruises

Gaze at the breathtaking Alps from your Scenic Sun-Lounge as you cruise through Germany before exploring the enchanting Black and Bavarian forests.

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Germany offers something to delight everyone

With a vast, powerful history plotted out before your eyes in architecture, relics and monuments and rolling, varied landscapes, Germany offers something to delight everyone.

From the flourishing riverside villages, stunning architecture running the gamut of medieval, Baroque, Gothic, Romanesque and modern styles to its vibrant contemporary cities that are busy writing new pages in the history books, Germany’s rich, sprawling history is ever-present on one of our Germany River Cruises.

Sample world-class riesling from flourishing river valley vineyards along the Moselle River, and discover the wonders of the fairy-tale castles and historic monuments on our Germany River Cruises experience.

Germany is simply a must-see on any European River Cruise journey.

Our Germany River Cruises take in the stunning riverside gems of Cologne, Nuremburg, Regensberg, Wurzburg, Mannheim and Berlin while also traversing the exquisite neighbouring European jewels of Austria, Hungary, Prague, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France.

The legendary Rhine, Danube and Moselle rivers offer you more than a touch of magic as you explore Germany’s picturesque destinations.

If you love the magic of Christmas, our Christmas Wonderland seasonal river cruise options will enchant you with the soothing, spicy aroma of German gluhwein, roasted chestnuts and bustling cobblestone streets lit with fairy lights and all the festive trimmings of the season, in the traditional home of Saint Nicholas.

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The difference is Scenic

As your Scenic Space-Ship cruises into Cologne, toast the stunning view of the filigree twin towers of the town’s famous cathedral from your luxurious balcony suite.

Your all-inclusive Scenic Space-Ship is a floating luxury hotel featuring a range of indoor and outdoor relaxation and recreation spaces, an array of dining experiences from casual café-style fare to a la carte and degustation.

With every amenity desired, all yours to enjoy at your liberty as you experience the best art, history, food, wine and architecture Europe River Cruising has to offer. We believe true luxury is all-inclusive, and there’s no need to spend a cent extra on your European River Cruise with us. We take your enjoyment to the Nth degree.

Your personal butler will attend to your needs and our on board Journey Designers are there to guide and assist to ensure you enjoy your experience. No matter your European River Cruising selection, all Scenic Space-Ships feature:

  • Complimentary luxury bathroom products
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and linens
  • Complimentary beverages to suit all tastes^
  • Up to five dining venues to suit your desire
  • Wellness areas offering massage services, hair salons# and gym
  • 5-star personalised butler service
  • Laundry concierge service
  • Superior on board entertainment
  • Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • E-bikes– electronically assisted bicycles for freedom of onshore exploration
  • On board Cruise Directors for friendly guidance and assistance
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience
^All beverages are included except for a very small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.
*Not available on all ships
#Massage and Hair salon at an additional cost
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Your choice

Dine exclusively in the magnificent medieval surrounds of Marksburg Castle, a special Scenic Enrich experience on our Germany River Cruises.

Our Enrich, Tailormade, Freechoice and Sundowner experiences are entirely unique to Scenic. Enrich experiences are multi-sensory cultural activities completely unavailable to the regular traveller - they’re a special ‘extra’ just for you to make your European River Cruising experience a treasured memory.

Our expert team of Journey Designers have carefully crafted a vast selection of Freechoice options of flexible sightseeing activities, divided into active, moderate and relaxed tempos so you can choose which best suits your requirements and interests to get the best out of your European River Cruise.


Destinations and experiences

Many German gems will capture your heart on your European River Cruise.

The rivers Rhine, Danube and Moselle weave through Germany and the surrounding European riverside jewels like a rich tapestry.

On your River Cruise featuring Germany you will be bewitched by the Bavarian Forest skirting the medieval town of Regensburg, where you might opt to do a guided walking tour, or take a local ferry crossing the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey and sample beers from one of the world’s oldest monastic breweries.

In Nuremberg, you might take in a guided tour of moving WWII sites, visit the Nuremberg Castle, enjoy the Tastes of Nuremberg food tour or even take a gingerbread-making course.

In Wurzburg visit the exquisite Bishops Residenz Palace or take in the walled town of Rothenberg.