Water activity

From Rüdesheim: 2-hour Christmas Boat Tour on the Rhine

From Rüdesheim: 2-hour Christmas Boat Tour on the Rhine

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From US$ 17.70 per person

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Discover the Rhine on a lovely 2-hour Christmas boat trip. See the snow-covered castles along the riverbanks and hear the charming tales about the myths and legends of the region. Stay cozy on board and end your day at the Christmas market in Rüdesheim.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a fantastic boat trip along the Rhine that's full of the Christmas spirit
  • Learn about the fairytales and myths of the Rhineland
  • Stay cozy in the heated boat and enjoy drinks and snacks on board
  • End your day with a visit to the world-famous Rüdesheim Christmas Market
Full description
Take part in a romantic tour by boat down the Rhine. The old castles on the hills, covered in snow, make for a magical view, which you can enjoy from your comfortable seat in the warm cabin of your boat. Listen to the stories and customs of ancient times as you cruise down the Rhine. Hear the fairytales, myths, and legends of the Rhine. Learn about the many architectural monuments and cities along its banks, and hear about German Christmas traditions past and present for a lovely day on the river. Enjoy drinks and snacks on board as you watch the fairytale landscape drift past. End your wonderful trip with a visit the world-famous Rüdesheim Christmas Market, where you can try glühwein and cookies while enjoying Christmas spectacles from all around the world.
Includes
  • Boat trip
  • Christmas program
  • Arrival
  • Food and drinks (available on board)

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Meeting point

Rüdesheim am Rhein Pier 12 Rheinstraße 18

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  • Boats are heated and have an on board restaurant
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    3/5
  • Organization
    3.5/5

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We were very disappointed with the cruise. I previously lived in Wiesbaden for seven years and went on many Rhine River Tours that I thoroughly enjoyed. This was a special trip with my son, age 42. One of the ladies on board said she would tell us a story during the cruise. The story in German was done using a microphone and speakers. The story in English was not done with a microphone and speakers. We could not hear the story. Why was a microphone used for the German translation and not the English translation? We ordered brats during the cruise. Mine looked like it had been under a heating light for days. My son's was undercooked. We also ordered Rudesheim Coffee, another disappointment. I would not recommend this cruise.

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December 30, 2019

Very nicely organized, interesting stories.

December 17, 2018

Just not what I expected

1. The Germans upstairs only had to listen to the story in their own language. Us downstairs had to listen to it twice, first in German and then in English. You should turn off the speakers downstairs or at least lower the volume. 2. We ordered some waffles, unfortunately they were cold, but still ok. 3. A feedback would be that when it goes dark outside, turn the lamps in the ceiling off, you couldn't see outside for all the reflections, which made the last 30-45 minutes not so very enjoyable. Some LED candles on the tables instead of so much light! 4. One of the guests recorded a part of the story, and the lady "told her off" which really ruined the atmosphere, it made it awkward. I would suggest that the lady tells everyone beforehand that we're not allowed to film or record her. 5. I really don't understand why you choose to go towards Wiesbaden first, there's nothing to see there. Instead of going north all the time before going back. Wouldn't go on this again.

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December 11, 2017

Product ID: 28018