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Jewels of the Rhine Cruise



A relaxing Rhine cruise

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 flights from your local airport to Amsterdam
  • Return airport-to-Sound of Music transfers
  • 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

Fly to Amsterdam today, board Sound of Music and settle in to your cabin. 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 surrounded 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 Alsatian 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 transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Further Information

Alternative itineraries

The 1st October cruise 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.

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*This offer is valid for new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Jewels of the Rhine Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Jewels of the Rhine CruiseScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 40 reviews
(4 out of 10)


welwyn Couple
a team put first
Confirmed traveller: 08 October 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017
(10 out of 10)


HOVE Couple
After a flight from Gatwick we boarded 'The Sound of Music' for the river cruise on the rhine to Amsterdam with a Detour to Cochem (on the Moselle) on the journey. At some stops there was time ashore and/or an optional excursion whilst parts of the voyage was at night.
Confirmed traveller: 08 October 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017
(9 out of 10)


Plymouth Couple
Relaxing river cruise, attentive staff and crew.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 06 July 2017
(7 out of 10)


Cabin great, on-board staff very friendly and attentive.

Holiday Reps were at times rude and seemed unable to cope. One of the Reps was unfamiliar with the actual tour stops. The announcements by the Reps were very short and sweet. Little time spent by the Reps with Passengers. Overall not impressed by the Reps.

The on-board facilities were fine, all the public areas were kept clean and tidy and the ship was run very efficiently.

The food was, at times, unappetizing. The Passengers were 100% British but the food served had some very strange combinations and it would be worth engaging a chef that was more familiar with British tastes.

The expensive drinks packages were not worth taking up - as we found that when we arrived various coffees, teas and water were free anyway. This should have been made clear, so that we could have made a better decision.

A number of the passengers informed us that their holiday was 'buy on get one free', therefore, if we were to book again, we would leave it to the last minute to get a bargain, rather than pay a premium for booking early for the same holiday.

There were a number of passengers with mobility problems and due to the location of the docking points, had a fair distance to walk (or had to stay on board).
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 04 July 2017
(6 out of 10)


Surrey Couple
Good for the two for the price of one deal
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 25 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Barnsley Couple
First time on a cruise and thoroughly enjoyed everything. Ship, food, service, in fact everything was wonderful. The only thing that let the holiday down slightly was the last day, when after breakfast nobody was on hand to look after you. I think this was emphasised more because of the excellent care and attention we had received all week. Suddenly at 8.45am your holiday was over and everything was centred on the next group coming in even though we weren't leaving for a few hours. It wasn't even possible to get a drink.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 24 June 2017
(6 out of 10)


final day was passengers and luggage mixed with us and our luggage.we were only able to use the lounge.everywhere in town was closed again, all shops were closed on the sunday .no chance of any where to eat on the monday .
a very poor arrangement by the organisers.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 23 June 2017