Radiant Rhine River Cruise with Amsterdam

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On this beautiful cruise along the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy the European charm of the Netherlands, Germany, and France as we dock at historical and quaint cities throughout these countries. On a walking tour of Amsterdam, discover the city’s rich culture, distinctive architecture, and scenic canals. Experience all the gems of Germany as you sail and explore Cologne, Koblenz, Mainz, and Mannheim. In Strasbourg, France you’ll see some of the city’s most impressive buildings and architecture, and then take a walking tour to admire the half-timbered houses. Plus, throughout this cruise, you’ll simply love each day’s incredible views from the water.

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 1 night at an Amsterdam hotel
  • 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Mainz
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Arnhem (Netherlands)
  • Cologne (Germany)
  • Koblenz/Ruedesheim (Germany)
  • Mannheim (Germany)
  • Strasbourg (France)
  • Mainz (Germany)

Tour Highlights

  • Wonders & Windmills tour with gouda tasting
  • Cruise through Amsterdam’s fabled canals
  • Walking Tour of Amsterdam
  • Tour through Dutch history at the Open Air Museum
  • Cologne city tour including the Dom Cathedral
  • Walking Tour of Old Town Koblenz
  • Heidelberg Castle Tour (Mannheim)
  • Strasbourg boat cruise & walking tour

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • 1 night accommodation at a superior first-class hotel in Amsterdam
  • 7-night cruise aboard the MS Crucevita
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • 21 meals: 8 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Wine, beer, or soda with dinner
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager and Local English-Speaking Guides throughout

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Recreational

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More

Pacing Level: Leisurely

Expect half-day tours most days with a free day in most cities to explore independently. There are few to no early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 4+ nights. Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

Encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes on the shore excursions.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Tour Itinerary


Rhine River Cruise Map
Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

For flight details, see Before You Depart.

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Day 2: Amsterdam

Day 3: Amsterdam

Day 4: Arnhem (Netherlands)

Day 5: Cologne (Germany)

Day 6: Koblenz/Ruedesheim (Germany)

Day 7: Heidelberg Excursion (Germany)

Day 8: Strasbourg (France)

Day 9: Depart Mainz (Germany)

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Mar. 31, 2023 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2023 Tours With Flights  
Thu — Sat
Sep 7 — 16
$4,499 $3,999
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2023 Tours Tour Only  
Fri — Sat
Sep 8 — 16
$3,299 $2,799
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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.



We had a really lovely trip. The Rhine is beautiful with a very interesting history. Great local guides, and super Smartour guides! We always love meeting new people on ship! Food and staff, great!

Lucia A

The Cruise was very well organized, personnel were polite and efficient. Cruise Director and Cruise Manager were outstanding. This is our second time having Galia as Cruises manager and as always she was very professional, effective and caring. The ship was excellent as well, well maintained and well managed. All its personnel were well trained and did their job very effectively. The food was excellent with enough variety to satisfy all tastes.The local tour guides were good, some better than others, but all did their job and conveyed the information as needed. We were "land only" clients, Galia and the ship personnel were extremely attentive and helpful upon our disembarkment, they called us a taxi and made sure the driver understood our final destination. Definitely worth our money and better than most other tours we have taken. Our congratulations to SmarTours for, once again, providing a most rewarding experience


Very good value for the money. Sicilian chef had a varied menu for each meal. We are vegetarians and had something different for each meal which is a rarity! Unlimited beer and wine at lunch and dinner were definitely enjoyable! The ports of call were beautiful although most of the local tour guides were on a mission to tell you what they knew and didn’t want to address our questions. However, Otto in Koblenz was amazing! The tour guide in Rotterdam was actually rude and combative when a fellow traveler informed him that we couldn’t hear him when he turned his head. The guide reprimanded him and told him he should have informed him sooner! We left the group after that. The keyboard player in the evening was good but he needs to expand his repitoire of music because by the third night he was repeating the same songs. The crew was attentive and helpful. The ship very clean and the room size was rather spacious for a river boat. This being a Russian vessel, the only TV channel, RTV was totally right wing.
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