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Address: Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 17026485873
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Truly a sight to behold!

We sailed the Rhine Valley downstream on Avalon Waterways ship on a bright, sunny day and were able to enjoy fabulous views of the castles and picturesque towns and vineyards... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sailed the Rhine Valley downstream on Avalon Waterways ship on a bright, sunny day and were able to enjoy fabulous views of the castles and picturesque towns and vineyards along the shores. The photos we took are stunning, telephoto lens required for best results.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have travelled the Rhine gorge twice now: most recently being in spring by river cruise whereas the previous time was autumn on a day trip by train/KD Lines out of Frankfurt. On both occasions the day was somewhat bleak and squally with temperatures not exceeding 10 degrees. On both occasions I spent a lot of time freezing on-deck but... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rhine river was one of the rivers we travelled along on our Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise in May 2016 with Scenic. The Rhine always had something of interest to see - picturesque scenery with many dotted villages nestled alongside the river banks with hills of terraced vineyards behind them. However, we never saw any agricultural activity during that... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

A long section of the Rhine, probably the most attractive, with many picturesque riverside towns and featuring a number of castles whose original inhabitants took tolls from passing river traffic. Part of a cruise but worth a visit regardless.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

It is a very nice day trip to cruise down the Rhine river. As you are cruising you will see a variety of castles and vineyards all along the way.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

A cruise down the Rhine gorge is enchanting with it's lovely castles churches and geology (there's a lot of geology)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Rhine Valley is quite a scenic sight, with beautiful old and small towns dotting the valley. I started my journey in the early morning (took the train) and completed by evening. Lots of walking to be expected (esp. when going up some of the old forts).

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England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Booked with viking river cruises UK. Pre stay at the Raddison blue in Switzerland for 2nights must warn travellers there is a 50 Swiss francs deposit taken from you on check in. Hotel convenient for the centre of town but not a traditional design. Was transferred to the Viking Hlin in Basil. Rooms small food poor quality and dull ,wine... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The gorge is just beautiful. You will pass the Riesling vineyards, the Heidelberg castle, the rock of Lorely, the castle and tombs of the 7 virgins. I went during winter and there was no snow so I could see everything. I think with the follage in bloom you would loose alot of the sight line while sailing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you are debating whether or not to take a cruise on the Rhine River, don’t hesitate to book one. We went in July on Vantage’s River Splendor and could not be happier. The castles and littles villages along the river were spectacular. The weather was super and we were able to sit on the upper deck and take photographs... More 

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