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Beautiful Valleys of the Rhine & Moselle Cruise



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

As you awake this morning Sound of Music will cruise into the glorious landscape of the Middle Rhine, passing beneath the towering slate cliff of the legendary Lorelei, on her way to Rudesheim.

Explore, relax in one of the many traditional bars and taverns or join our optional excursion to discover the musical inventions in Siegfried's Musikkabinett and enjoy a sample of the region's light, fruity whites and sweet late-harvested wines.

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, 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 and transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Further Information

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.

*This offer is valid for new bookings made between 23rd June and 31st July 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.

Beautiful Valleys of the Rhine & Moselle Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Beautiful Valleys of the Rhine & Moselle CruiseScores 8.1 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
(6 out of 10)


Swanley Couple
scenary was lovely
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017
(8 out of 10)


Newport Friends
Really good holiday with good service from staff, good food and a good cabin. My only complaint was not enough time off the boat when it stopped.
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017
(7 out of 10)


Ramsgate Kent. Couple
The sound of music was a very good ship. Cabin was better than I expected. Plenty of room and storage. Our steward Edi kept it very clean. The food was excellent and plentiful. One small suggestion maybe for lunch lighter meals for those with smaller appetites. The service in the restaurant was very pleasant and professional. Thank you Bogdan. That boy will go far. We spent more time on the ship traveling from place to place than we expected. On such a small ship with limited public areas this could be monotonous. We travelled Sept so weather not so good. I'm sure it would be different on the sun deck in better weather. Francis the cruise director was very efficient and organised. Could brush up on her people skills, could be abrupt at times. Michael the cruise manager was very pleasant and approachable so went to him if needed anything.. overall an enjoyable trip.
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017
(9 out of 10)


Newport Couple
An interesting & enjoyable experience
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017
(9 out of 10)


Greater Manchester Couple
Great holiday on the sound of music
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 15 October 2017
(10 out of 10)


Cheshire Couple
Well planed ,team worked well
Food could have been better but I liked how we all sat down together
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017
(10 out of 10)


Chester Couple
Lovely cruise , ship and food amazing ! Only issue was having to spend 5 hrs in Cologne on the last day ,would have been nicer if we could have had the use of facilities on the boat for a few extra hours !
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017