TUI River Cruises has put its 2023 programme on sale with three new itineraries, tow on the Rhine and one on the Main.
The additions give clients a total of 21 sailings to choose from, with durations from three to 14 nights.
Legends of the Rhine, North Rhine & The Netherlands Explorer and Jewels of Germany will all visit popular German towns including Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Cologne as well as lesser-known destinations such as Boppard, Koblenz and Oberwesel.
The Legends of the Rhine itinerary will also stop at the river cruise line’s new port of call, Andernach.
Guests sailing on 4 August Legend of the Rhine itinerary can experience the festival of 1000 lights with live bands and music shows during the day and a firework display in the evening.
Customers sailing on 23 July can enjoy Mainz summer lights festival where the riverside promenade will be lined with food and souvenir stalls accompanied by live music and after sunset fireworks.
The Bavarian Discovery itinerary will be an Oktoberfest-themed sailing departing from Frankfurt and taking in eight ports of call in Germany – Wertheim, Wurzburg, Marktbreit, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Boppard, Regensburg and Passau.
Guest experts will host on-board beer tastings as well hosting speaker events. Guests will also be able to enjoy beer-focussed shore experiences from brewery visits and tastings to sightseeing tours.
A new wine-themed sailing will also join the programme, Rhine Chateaux & Gateaux 2 setting sail on 20 October.
This itinerary departs from Basel, Switzerland and calls at Breisach, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Rudesheim, Boppard, Koblenz and Frankfurt.
Guests will be able to take part in wine-based shore experiences, from visiting wineries to tasting sessions, and there will be themed events onboard with guest speakers and additional tastings.
After the launch of TUI Maya this summer, her sister ship TUI Skyla will set sail on its inaugural Mistletoe & Rhine itinerary on 23 November.
A third ship, TUI Isla, will begin sailing next spring.