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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

Make your own way to Dover (or Ashford - see below) to join our coach, you'll leave the UK and enjoy a night's comfortable accommodation en route to meet the ship.

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

Say a fond farewell to Sound of Music as you disembark and begin your journey home, breaking your journey with a night at a convenient hotel en route.

Day 14

Continue your coach journey back to your original pick-up point, today.

Further Information

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.

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 6.0 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
(5 out of 10)


LARGS Couple
An interesting trip in terms of the places visited. Crew on the ship were excellent and went out of their way to make our holiday memorable. Unfortunately poor organisation on the part of Newmarket meant that our bus journey was something of a nightmare - unsuitable bus and the route planning failed to take account of the long delays we would experience on the motorway. We boarded the bus at 8.30am and did not arrive in Frankfurt until after 11pm and on the second day having left 8am did not arrive at the ship until 9pm, 6 hours after the scheduled welcome party which we obviously missed.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2017
Published on: 24 September 2017
(7 out of 10)


Lincs Friends
Would go with Newmarket holidays again but not on that one to many locks 80 in totall food was good boat was OK the journey getting to the boat was very tireing return journey wasn't to bad
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2017
Published on: 14 September 2017