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9am - 7pm

Jewels of the Rhine Cruise

8 days from £1204*
Departing: May - October 2017
* Price shown: 22 October 2017 from - - HNS

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 Eurostar rail travel from London St Pancras or Ebsfleet International
  • 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
  • On-board English commentary
  • Luggage porterage
  • Free on-board Wi-Fi
  • 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

Travel to Brussels by high-speed Eurostar from London St Pancras International station. You'll then continue to Amsterdam to embark Sound of Music before she begins her journey along the mighty Rhine this evening.

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, this morning, as you disembark in Basel and head to Paris for your high-speed Eurostar journey home.

Sound of Music 

Further Information

Alternative itineraries

The May 8th, and 1st October cruises will follow a reversed itinerary from Basel to Amsterdam. All included calls and highlights remain the same.

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.


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

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.

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.