One of the longest and most important rivers in Europe, the Rhine flows from the eastern Swiss Alps to the North Sea coast of The Netherlands and its many medieval buildings and prehistoric fortifications testify to its importance as a waterway. In particular, the Middle Rhine flowing through the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge is known as the ‘Romantic Rhine’ and also famed for its castles, vineyards and quaint villages.
Featured Rhine River Tours
Germany’s Main River is the most significant right tributary of the Rhine flowing through the states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse, and since 1992, it has been connected to the Danube River via the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. Idyllic vineyards and impressive architecture and the charms of the famous ‘Romantic Road’ are all waiting to be discovered along the banks of the Main.
Featured tours on the Main River
Inspiring many artistic and musical works, the blue waters of the international waterway, the Danube begin in Germany’s Black Forest. It flows south-east before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine. Austria’s picturesque Wachau Valley and the spectacular Iron Gate between Serbia and Romania are just two of the highlights to be found through the ten countries who claim the Danube.
Featured Danube River tours
The stunning Moselle River is a left tributary of the Rhine, which joins in Germany at Koblenz, and also flows through Luxembourg and the Lorraine region of France. The Moselle Valley is famous for its incredible scenery and its world-class wines, most notably those from the German Mosel wine region. Medieval castles also grace the banks of this river, named for the Latin Mosella, meaning Little Meuse (another European river).
Featured Moselle River Cruises
A busy waterway on the crossroads of the ancient world, today the inland Black Sea is the gateway from the Danube to the resorts of Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia. It began life as a fresh water lake about 22 thousand years ago before global warming melted glaciers and the polar ice-caps, causing the Mediterranean to overflow through the Bosporus, turning the lake into the Black Sea.
Featured Black Sea River Cruises
As you dock in the beautiful cities and villages along urope’s grand waterways, you have the choice to take a self-guided walk or cycling tour. Scenic Tailormade is our independent touring system with over 100 sightseeing touring options enhanced by GPS-activated directions and commentary giving you the freedom to plan your experience your way. Your pre-loaded GPS device will be in your suite upon your arrival.
Here is a selection of some of the new Scenic Tailormade tours:
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Scenic Enrich is our exclusive program of truly exceptional activities, allowing you to be immersed in local European cultures. Every Scenic Enrich event adds to the experience of the region you are visiting, whether dining at the towering spectacle that is Marksburg Castle, enjoying a private Viennese concert at Palais Lichtenstein or visiting the homes of local European villagers for the day, your Scenic Enrich excursions will ensure your European adventure is unforgettable.