The Rhine

Discover Wonderful history, culture and scenery, not to mention food and wine. The famous Rhine flows from Switzerland to Amsterdam in Holland through a number of countries with delightful sights passing towns and cities in France and Germany filled with centuries of history and culture.

The Moselle flows into the Rhine from Northeast France and Luxembourg. The main river flows into the Rhine from Eastern Germany. This narrow river cuts through the heart of this wine-growing country.

The most popular Rhine cruise is one week's sailing between Amsterdam and Basel in Switzerland typically calling at Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Heidelberg, Speyer, Strasbourg and Breisach, the gateway to the Black Forest.

The most famous part and picturesque is the Rhine Gorge which is just 58 miles long but with more than 40 castles and fortresses to spot along the way.

Rhine arial view