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0330 160 7700
9am - 4pm

Beautiful Valleys of the Rhine & Moselle Cruise

7 days from £879*
Departing: June - September 2017
* Price shown: 18 September 2017 from - - HKY

A wonderful river cruise

Enjoy summer amid the vineyards as Sound of Music sails from Cologne into the beautiful meanders of the Rhine and Moselle. Sample the region's excellent traditional wines as you visit the delightful towns of Rudesheim, Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel-Kues and Cochem, and see the remnants of the region's long, rich history in Trier and Koblenz.

Life on board Sound Of Music

Life on board Sound Of MusicThere's far more to life on board Sound of Music than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
  • 6 nights' accommodation in a Moselle Deck double cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Embark in Cologne
  • A scenic passage along the Middle Rhine, past the legendary Lorelei
  • Evenings in Rudesheim and Koblenz
  • Visits to Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel-Kues and Cochem
  • A call in Trier
  • Full-board arrangements while on board, including afternoon tea and snacks
  • On-board English commentary
  • Luggage porterage
  • On-board entertainment
  • Free on-board Wi-Fi
  • A Welcome Cocktail Party
  • The Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew
  • The services of a Newmarket Cruise Director and Cruise Manager

All prices are per person and based on two sharing

Single cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

Sleek, four-star superior Sound of Music offers a contemporary twist on traditional river cruising. Built in 2006, this beautifully maintained ship's bright, airy public spaces, two-tier observation deck and comfortable cabins provide a relaxing, convivial home for 122 passengers.

Deck Plans

Click here to display the deck plans for this cruise.


Day One

Board the coach at your pick-up point, and travel to Cologne today. Board Sound of Music and settle in to your cabin. Enjoy your first dinner on board, and perhaps step ashore to stroll around the Rhineland capital.

Day Two

Olympia continues downriver, passing the delightful town of Konigswinter and former German capital, Bonn, to arrive back in Cologne by early afternoon. Explore the great Rhineland capital, or join our coach excursion into the breathtaking Ahr Valley, before returning to Cologne to explore its vast cathedral and the surrounding Altstadt with a local guide.

Day Three

By morning Sound of Music will be sailing along the River Moselle, through hillsides overflowing with vines and topped by historic castles. Shortly after lunch, we'll arrive in Traben-Trarbach, a twin town linked by a long bridge across the river and celebrated for its wines. Why not visit a local wine cellar for a tasting before Sound of Music continues upriver this evening?

Day Four

Boasting some of the finest Roman remains north of the Alps - including a monumental city gate and a 20,000-seat amphitheatre - Trier is Germany's oldest settlement. Join us for an optional walking tour walking tour, and don't miss the birthplace of Karl Marx and the imposing Dom cathedral.

This afternoon, Sound of Music turns to head back downriver to her evening destination - Bernkastel-Kues, another of the river's famous twin-towns.

Day Five

Step ashore after breakfast to see Bernkastel's medieval town square and half-timbered houses on a short optional walking tour before Sound of Music glides back into the river on her way to Cochem.

We'll arrive in Cochem this evening, and you'll have another chance to enjoy a winetasting at a riverside weingut (winery).

Day Six

This morning you'll have the chance to explore the Reichsburg Castle and take in the views across the river on an optional excursion before Sound of Music leaves Cochem behind and heads to Koblenz, where the Moselle and Rhine meet.

Step ashore to explore the riverside promenades, cafes and taverns of this historic city, before your final evening on board Sound of Music.

Day Seven

Bid farewell to Sound of Music and her crew, this morning, as you disembark in Cologne to begin your coach journey home.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port, Hull Port
Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Buckinghamshire Amersham, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Derbyshire Derby, Ilkeston
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Hertfordshire Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Saltwood Services M20, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Swanley, Tonbridge
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
London Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Sutton In Ashfield
Oxfordshire Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Uttoxeter
Warwickshire Rugby
Date Price From Code
12 June 2017
12 June 2017 £879.00 NB7HKY02
18 September 2017
18 September 2017 £879.00 NB7HKY02

Sound of Music 

Further Information

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your coach driver will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises, and we recommend that you book now to secure your place. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.


Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. An envelope will be left in your cabin for this purpose.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is casual. After 7pm, in the lounge and restaurant, shorts are not permitted, and footwear and a shirt or T-shirt must be worn.


Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.

Drinking water

The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Cabin sizes

The majority of cabins on board are 15.3m square. Single cabins are approximately 11.9m square. (These measurements include the bathroom.) Rhine Deck Suites are 18.11m square.