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.

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

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

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.


Note: Flights may not be available on all departures.

You may have to book your own flights to the tour destination. If so, you are responsible for making your own way to the tour starting point, where you will meet your Tour Director. This is normally the first hotel in your itinerary.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

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

We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below, and we will notify you once dates are available.

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 1

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

New in 2025: ETIAS Visa Waiver Required for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Effective for travel in 2025, U.S. passport holders are required to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

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.



4 years ago
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

4 years ago
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.