As you travel along the European waterways, one of the highlights is traveling through the picturesque regions that you couldn’t otherwise see except through river travel

These long, winding stretches of land that hug the river are so unique, many are considered UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

When following a river-based itinerary, an extended stretch of river between towns is a step back in time. A peaceful indulgement that is a combination of relaxation and adventure. 

When traveling the Rhine and Moselle rivers, scenic cruising is not just the opportunity to relax and enjoy your surroundings, but the introduction to a region that unfolds itself before your eyes. 

Rhine Gorge

The Rhine Gorge in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley separates the cities of Koblenz and Rüdesheim. Because of its geological, historical, cultural, and even industrial marvels, it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Along the 67 kilometer stretch of the Rhine, you will view historic rock formations called a gorge that date back to the Paleozoic period. Because of these rocks, the region contains its own micro-climate making it a prime location for agriculture and specifically wine growth. 

Another key component of the Rhine Gorge is the many legendary medieval castles found above the riverbank that is steeped in story and folklore.

Moselle Valley

While cruising the Moselle River, it becomes clear why it is touted as the most beautiful river valley in Germany. 

The river runs from the Vosges mountains in France, through Luxembourg, and into Germany.  All three countries have wine-growing regions with Germany famously producing some of the best Rieslings in the world among its 26,000 acres of vines. 

Terraced vineyards and castle ruins line the hilltops above the charming towns and villages that sit along the slopes of the river. 

The beauty of scenic cruising is evident between the cities of Koblenz and Trier where the Rhine meets the Moselle River. 

So to answer the question is scenic river cruising just another sea day? The response would be NO! Scenic cruising while traveling the inner waterways of Europe is an opportunity for an immersive adventure into the history and culture of the regions. 

Join us in June 2023 along the Rhine and Moselle rivers for an 11 nights journey into the land of fairytales and folklore. Find all the details about this opportunity on our website.