Rhine Cruise & Swiss Delights Excursions

Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

Rüdesheim highlights
A road train ride transports you to view fascinating examples of early 1900 mechanical music making systems at Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. We also include a cable car ride that rises 37 metres up the hillside to reach the iconic Niederwald monument. This is a unique experience, taking you over the sloping vineyards for an amazing panoramic view of the romantic Rhine valley.

Rüdesheim by night
Visit a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s best wines, before exploring the captivating Drosselgasse, which is filled with little taverns and courtyards and is the cultural heart of the town.

Heidelberg highlights
Heidelberg is one of the most popular destinations in Germany, situated on the edge of the Denwald Forest where the Neckar river reaches the Rhine Plain. The main attractions are its castle, the Church of the Holy Ghost, and its university – the oldest in Germany. A 15-minute climb or funicular ride leads you to view the restored areas of the castle which are used for public events. The castle’s terrace in particular offers fine views of the city, while at the castle down in the adjacent cellar we encounter the Heidelberg Tun, one of the largest wine vats in the world.

Strasbourg canal cruise
Strasbourg is well known for its historical and cultural sights, which are best seen from the unique canal system surrounding the city. Our excursion is aboard a small glass-topped canal cruiser which offers a great vantage point. Having seen some of the sights from the water, you can disembark in the heart of Strasbourg, close to the old pedestrianised walled city and the cathedral.


Strasbourg guided tour
The historic centre of Strasbourg is an island in the Ill river, inscribed on the Unesco world heritage list. It is a beautiful place with much to tell: its past, its architecture, its art, its traditions, its great men, and with the help of our guide you can enjoy explanations, commentaries and anecdotes which bring the city to life as we explore by coach and on foot.

Koblenz cable car & Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Enjoy an exhilarating ride across the Rhine to visit the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Europe’s second largest surviving fortress where you can immerse yourself in a world of Celts, Romans and knights. The Koblenz Cable Car was built for the 2011 BUGA Flower Show and is one of the largest cable cars in Europe outside the Alps, which offers amazing views of Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.


With its colourful pitched-roof buildings that perch on the edge of a blue lake, and a magnificent mountain range backdrop, Lucerne is a picture postcard scene of a Swiss resort. Our excursion stops on the lake’s northwest shore where you can relax at leisure and may be enjoy a steamer ride on the lake or, time permitting, take a train ride up nearby Mount Pilatus. Today is a full day tour therefore a packed lunch is provided.


Black Forest & Rhine Falls
Rising above the lush Rhine Plain are the cooler mountain slopes of the Black Forest region, which offers much more than cuckoo clocks and black forest gateau as we learn on our unforgettable scenic drive to the picturesque Lake Titisee. We also visit the Rhine Falls, the mightiest falls in central Europe that surge over a ledge of Jurassic limestone. Today is a full day tour therefore a packed lunch is provided. 


Excursion Package Price
Don't miss a thing by booking our special excursion package which includes all the listed excursions for this cruise.
Not only can you take part in all the exciting trips we have organised, you can enjoy all this at a reduced cost!