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Danube, Romantic Road & Rhine Cruise



Two majestic rivers

Join Sound of Music for a cruise along three rivers as she sails from Vienna. See the beautiful cities of Grein, Linz and Passau on the Upper Danube. Visit historic Nuremburg, the lovely towns of Bamberg and Wurzburg, and Miltenberg on the River Main. Calls in Speyer and the Alsace capital Strasbourg complete your cruise as you head along the Rhine to Basel.

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
  • Two nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in an en route hotel
  • 11 nights' accommodation in a Moselle Deck double cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Embark in Nussdorf, close to Vienna
  • A full day in Vienna
  • Cruise the Upper Danube, calling at Grein, Linz, Passau, Regensburg and Kelheim
  • Cruising through the Main-Danube Canal
  • Visits to Nuremberg, Bamberg and Wurzburg
  • Calls in Miltenberg, Speyer and Strasbourg
  • Disembark in Basel, on the Swiss border
  • 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

Board the coach at your pick-up point and travel to your overnight hotel en route to Vienna.

Day Two

Continue your coach journey to Vienna today. Board Sound of Music and settle in, enjoying your first dinner on board.

Day Three

Spend today in Vienna. Discover the Austrian capital's elegant arcades, St Stephan's Cathedral and magnificent Hofburg Palace on our optional morning sightseeing tour, and perhaps head to the former imperial summer home, the Schonbrunn Palace, on an afternoon optional excursion, before returning to Sound of Music for her early evening sailing.

Day Four

Step ashore in Grein, which nestles on the bank beneath a towering castle, to see its elegant theatre (housed in what was once the town hall's granary) and enjoy a coffee in a riverside cafe. From here, Sound of Music will cruise to Upper Austria's prosperous capital, Linz. Wander the city's medieval quarter before dinner on board.

Day Five

Discover Passau, at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, on today's optional walking tour, before Sound of Music sails into beautiful southern Germany.

Day Six

Majestic Regensburg's skyline of ancient spires greets us today. Enjoy an optional walking tour of the city's altstadt (old town), or an optional tour to Weltenburg monastery and its ancient brewery.

Later, Sound of Music sails to Kelheim, beneath 'Mad' King Ludwig's spectacular Befreiungshalle, before leaving the Danube behind to enter the Main-Danube Canal.

Day Seven

Nuremberg's half-timbered houses and narrow lanes seem unchanged by centuries of history. But, as this morning's included tour will reveal, the city was heavily and lovingly rebuilt after WW2. See the Rathaus (city hall), Kaiserburg fortress and the magnificent main square.

Day Eight

Beautiful Bamberg welcomes us today. Take the shuttle bus from the ship into the city-centre and discover a beautiful, much-photographed altstadt of little bridges, little islands and waterside houses before Sound of Music sails into the River Main this afternoon.

Day Nine

This morning Sound of Music stops in Wurzburg, an ancient prince-bishopric nestled beneath steep, vine-covered slopes. Enjoy an optional guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Residenz, a magnificent Baroque palace overlooking the city's altstadt (old town).

Day 10

Miltenberg, a picture-book town of cobbled squares and half-timbered houses, lies on a forested bend of the River Main. Step ashore to explore, then return to Sound of Music for an afternoon and evening cruise past the soaring modern skyline of Frankfurt and on towards the Rhine.

Day 11

After a first morning on the Rhine Sound of Music arrives in Speyer. Join our Tour Manager for an included walking tour, or join the optional excursion to Heidelberg and explore the 'Student Prince' city and the twisting streets and lanes that shelter below its imposing castle.

Day 12

Sound of Music's final call is a short coach ride away from the Alsace capital, Strasbourg. Head into the city to discover it's sights and secrets from the waterways on an optional canal cruise, before you return to the ship for a special Farewell Dinner.

Day 13

Bid farewell to Sound of Music and her crew, this morning, as you disembark in Basel to begin your coach journey home, stopping at an overnight hotel en route.

Day 14

Continue your journey home by coach.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port
Bristol Bristol
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Michaelwood Services M5, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport, Pontypool
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, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood, Swanley, Tonbridge
London Eltham, Lewisham, Woolwich
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Somerset Bath, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Weston Super Mare
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Swindon, Trowbridge

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.

*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.

Danube, Romantic Road & Rhine Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Danube, Romantic Road & Rhine CruiseScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
(7 out of 10)


the coach journey was far too long- 16 hours each way
the ship was fine as was the cabin although how it was classed as a suite defeats me.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(8 out of 10)


Cirencester Couple
The journey by coach was terrible! We would fly in future. The coach was not comfortable as the seats were too close together and we travelled for 32 hours over 2 days in order to reach Vienna. On-board entertainment was OK but extremely limited - the same pianist/singer every day.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017
(8 out of 10)


Folkestone Couple
We enjoyed the very relaxed atmosphere of the whole holiday whilst watching a varied scenery from our cabin and on deck. Meals were more than sufficient and service was of a good standard. Owing to excessive road works on the German motorways the coach journey to Vienna was long and tiresome, although the coach drivers were stars. Fellow holiday companions proved very compatable.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2017
Published on: 16 September 2017
(8 out of 10)


porthcawl Couple
great value for money as allmeals were included and teas coffees etc
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(7 out of 10)


Griffiths Couple
To long on the coach to get to the boat the evening entertainment was the same songs night after night and to loud .
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017