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Jewels of the Rhine Cruise

9 days from £989*
Departing: May - October 2017
* Price shown: 22 October 2017 from - - HMT

Holland, Germany and Switzerland

Join Sound of Music to discover the very best of the Rhine as she sails from Amsterdam, through the Rhine Gorge and the Black Forest, to the elegant Swiss city of Basel. Discover Cochem on a short detour into the meanders of the Moselle, call in Boppard and Rudesheim, and make the most of opportunities to visit Mainz and Strasbourg on this wonderful cruise.

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
  • One night's bed and breakfast accommodation in an en route hotel
  • 7 nights' accommodation in a Moselle Deck double cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Embark in Amsterdam
  • Calls in Cologne, Cochem, Boppard, Rudesheim and Mainz
  • A scenic cruise along the Middle Rhine and past the Lorelei
  • A visit to Strasbourg
  • Full-board arrangements while on board, including afternoon tea and snacks
  • Free on-board Wi-Fi
  • On-board English commentary
  • Luggage porterage
  • On-board entertainment
  • 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

Make your own way to Dover (or Ashford - see below) and join our coach before it boards the ferry to cross the Channel and head to join Sound of Music in Amsterdam. Enjoy your first dinner on board, and perhaps step ashore to explore the Dutch capital.

Day Two

This morning you'll have the chance to discover Amsterdam's historic waterways on our optional canal cruise, or simply wander her streets, parks and squares, before Sound of Music heads into the Dutch waterways on her way to the Rhine.

Day Three

After a morning cruising upriver, Sound of Music will arrive in Cologne. Step ashore to stroll the cobbled streets of the city's altstadt (old town), browse the shops of Hohe Strasse, or join our optional excursion to the Eau de Cologne fragrance museum, before returning to the ship for dinner.

Day Four

This morning Sound of Music cruises into the Moselle and stops in Cochem. Explore the town or join an optional excursion to the mighty Reichsburg Castle that towers above it.

After dinner on board you'll also have the chance to sample some of the local Riesling and Spatlese on an optional wine-tasting.

Day Five

Enjoy a morning stroll around the lovely streets of Boppard, before Sound of Music heads into the Middle Rhine and through the narrow gorge beneath the Lorelei - a towering rock face named for the murmuring currents that surround it.

In the afternoon, Sound of Music docks in Rudesheim. Explore the narrow streets of this famous wine town, and perhaps join an optional excursion to see the bizarre mechanical musical instruments of Siegfried's Musikkabinett and enjoy another local wine tasting before dinner on board.

Day Six

Sound of Music sails south to Mainz, today. Discover the city's cathedral, its altstadt and its historic associations with Johannes Gutenburg and the printing press on an optional walking tour before the ship continues her lazy journey south.

Day Seven

Sound of Music's final mooring is a short coach ride away from the Alsace capital, Strasbourg. Explore at leisure, or take to the waterways to discover the city's Petite France quarter on an optional canal cruise, before returning to Sound of Music for a special farewell dinner.

Day Eight

Bid farewell to Sound of Music and her crew in Basel, this morning, and begin your journey back to the UK.

Day Nine

After a night in a convenient en route hotel, you'll continue your journey home.
Date Nights Price From Code
01 May 2017
01 May 2017 8 £995.00 NG7HMT02
07 May 2017
07 May 2017 8 £1019.00 NG7HMT02
29 May 2017
29 May 2017 8 £1039.00 NG7HMT02
30 September 2017
30 September 2017 8 £995.00 NG7HMT02
22 October 2017
22 October 2017 8 £989.00 NG7HMT02

Sound of Music and Overnight Hotel 

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.

Further Information

Alternative itineraries

The May 7th and 30th September cruises will follow a reversed itinerary from Basel to Amsterdam. All included calls and highlights remain the same.

Flexible joining options

Our flexible joining options allow you to travel on any date, and as an added convenience we've arranged two possible pre-departure options for you. Make your own way to the Holiday Inn Ashford North and stay the night (car parking is included), and our coach will call for you at the hotel on the way to the Channel.

Alternatively, make your own way to the Stop 24 Services in Kent (M20, Junction 11), and board the coach there. Parking is available (payable locally), and we'll confirm the exact meeting point and time in your Joining Instructions.

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.

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.

Itinerary changes

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