Want to travel to one of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe? How about a romantic river cruise honeymoon in Germany? The first thing that probably comes to your mind is that river cruises are expensive. Well, they’re just like ocean cruises, some are higher than others. Another common misconception is that river cruises are only for the older demographic. They used to be, but over time, they have become very diverse. Depending on the season, you will see children, young adults, and even honeymooners enjoying themselves. So why not travel the beautiful stretches of two of the great rivers of Europe like the Rhine and the Moselle on a luxury cruise ship? You’ll also get to experience Europe’s second biggest country and some historical wonders with great shore excursions. Cruising on the river sounds like the most romantic honeymoon idea doesn’t it? So if you’re a couple that doesn’t want the typical honeymoon trip, why not try a river cruise? Now, we’ll show you why a romantic river cruise honeymoon in Germany is the way to travel.

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Here are few packages for a romantic river cruise honeymoon in Germany


Uniworld: Legendary Rhine & Moselle

Legendary Rhine & Moselle is the longest of our listed Germany river cruises. This 13 day romantic river cruise honeymoon in Germany is ideal for the couple that likes to have a luxury of options to choose from. You’ll experience the enduring allure of the stunningly scenic Rhine and Moselle on the River Queen cruise ship without having an iron clad schedule. For example, on day 3, you have the choice of a Cologne walking discovery tour with cathedral, R Museum Ludwig, or Kolsch beer tasting. With this premier river cruise, you’ll get the chance to see a number of the most beautiful German castles. You’ll explore the southwestern German city Trier (once known as “the Second Rome”), and enjoy Speyer’s charming Old Town. Or if wine tasting is something you’re both interested in, the Legendary Rhine & Moselle will present you with a few exclusive opportunities for wine tasting such as:

  • Ediger-Eller “Village Day” for delicious local Rieslings.
  • Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate visit and delightful Riesling tasting.
  • Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit. Aperitifs made from wine vinegars in the atmospheric tasting room complete with candles, cloaks and choir music.


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But as previously said, the itineraries for Uniworld river cruises are very customizable, so if you’re not into wine, you can choose one of their many other exclusive choices like the guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Moselle River or vineyard hike.

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Legendary Rhine & Moselle is one of the best river cruises for newlyweds that are connoisseurs of food and wine. Art and nature lovers will also relish the many wonders the Rhine and Moselle rivers have to offer.

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Check out the Uniworld Legendary Rhine & Moselle itinerary

Avalon Waterways: Romantic Rhine – Southbound 2017

Avalon Waterways has quite the upscale river cruise experience as you cruise Southbound on the Rhine. On this 8 day river cruise in an outside stateroom, you’ll see beautiful cities like Cologne and Koblenz with a guided sightseeing tour. Through a guided walk you will also visit the country’s oldest university in Heidelberg and its imposing castle. As you sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the legendary Lorelei rock comes into sight. Some of the excursions include visits to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim, the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, and even an open-air museum in the Black Forest.

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Avalon Waterways is perfect for the couple that enjoys wine. Complimentary sparkling wine is offered with breakfast and regional wines at each onboard lunch and dinner. The 2017 Romantic Rhine river cruise itinerary also takes you to some of the best wine destinations in the world such as the quintessential Rhine Valley wine town Rudesheim and the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel” Great Vat. All of the escorted group tours are operated by Globus. Oh, and one thing that Avalon has that will add to your romantic river cruise experience is an elegant and contemporary designed stateroom with panoramic windows throughout the ship.

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Check out the Avalon romantic Rhine Southbound itinerary

Scenic: Treasures of the Rhine

Those who march to the beat of their own drum, look no further! This 8-day Scenic river cruise begins in Nuremberg and sails through Bavaria before heading north up the Rhine River. You can walk through Rothenburg’s medieval old town, and explore the magnificent Marksburg Castle above Braubach, where you’ll enjoy a lavish medieval meal. Perhaps best of all, in Freudenberg, you’ll celebrate Oktoberfest, Germany’s most well-known festival, with beer, food, music and laughter. Scenic would be an intriguing option for the couple that are more into fitness as it has small gyms and a walking track. To go along with the fitness theme, the Scenic river cruise offers an exclusive tailormade GPS which has on board commentary. The GPS is perfect for couples looking to explore local Germany.

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Viking River Cruises: Heart of Germany

Spend 7 days with the love of your life in a Viking river-view stateroom sailing the longest river lying entirely in Germany, the Main. Along the way you will discover markets, beer gardens, wine cellars and parks that make Franconian Bavaria one of Germany’s most fun-loving regions. What makes Heart of Germany by Viking River Cruises unique out of all listed packages is that it is solely based in Germany. On this romantic river cruise honeymoon in Germany, you will visit Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Würzburg, Rothenburg, Bamberg, and Nuremberg. This luxury river cruise experience is more for the couple that wants to discover the local German scenery. You’ll also experience the best of German Romanesque, Gothic, and baroque architecture, from the ruins of Heidelberg Castle to the Bishops’ Residenz.

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You won’t get any better than a romantic river cruise honeymoon in Germany. Why is that? Well, you can can travel to Germany without limitations and you will have the freedom of seeing many destinations. Regardless of which honeymoon river cruise package you choose, wonderful memories will be made. Just in case you’re wondering each company from our list of river cruise ships include:

  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • All have some sort of Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • You’ll see the nation’s most popular tourist attractions in Germany.


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We just listed some of the best European river cruise lines, so, what are you waiting for? As soon as you set your wedding date, start planning your honeymoon. Contact our luxury cruise specialists, so we can get your romantic river cruise honeymoon in Germany trip started. We can help you make it happen!


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