Discover Europe’s most beautiful rivers
Discover the most beautiful rivers in Europe with Feenstra Rhine Line. And we really mean discover, because you can only experience a river in its full glory, and the landscapes through which it flows, from the water. Our tours pass through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Each country is different. You are guaranteed ever-changing countryside, villages, towns and plenty of cultural heritage.
Waterways in the Low Countries
A river cruise is the ideal way to see the Netherlands and Belgium from a different angle. From picturesque Oudeschild on the island of Texel and sailing through the Haarlemmermeer polder to the River Maas and stately Antwerp; you’ll be amazed by the variety.
The majestic Rhine
Many of our river cruises sail along the majestic Rhine, one of Europe’s most important waterways. The Rhine connects the Alps to the North Sea and along its course the river sometimes forms the border between countries. Beyond the famous waterfall at Schaffhausen the river flows towards Basel. Part of the original Upper Rhine is not navigable. Shipping here must divert to the Grand Canal d’Alsace. The vegetation on the banks of the Upper Rhine is lush. The stretch between Mainz and Koblenz is also known as the Romantic Rhine, due to the large number of castles and the steep mountains on either side. More than 50 fortifications were built by the Romans. Towns such as Bonn, Cologne and Düsseldorf have moved with the times and developed into modern imposing cities. Even the industry in the Ruhrgebied area is impressive.
The whimsical Moselle
The source of the Moselle is in the Vosges in France, but once over the border it flows through Germany’s most famous wine district. Here it is rich in romantic and historical sights. In 1963 Adenauer and De Gaulle announced the canalisation of the Moselle. That resulted in a cascade of 14 locks and dams. A height difference of 120 metres had to be overcome between Trier and Koblenz alone. Thankfully none of that had any effect on the beauty of the Moselle. The rugged hillsides along the winding river are densely planted with grapevines. With lively towns such as Cochem and Trier - Germany’s oldest town - the Moselle valley is the perfect area for your holiday.