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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 Eurostar rail travel from London St Pancras or Ebsfleet International
  • 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

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

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 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 head back to Brussels for the high-speed Eurostar journey 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.


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.

*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 7.4 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
(7 out of 10)


Brighton Friends
The ship was spotlessly clean & staff accommodating. The food was very good. However, the entertainment was basic at best, one guy playing same tunes every night. Also this cruise is not suitable for people with walking difficulties as could only sit outside on top deck & on many occasions we were moored in places that made access to town difficult due to bridges / steps over other boats. Newmarket representatives lived down to their reputation - very disorganised & minimal assistance. Usually got a lot less time in ports than advertised. However, overall very relaxing & would still consider it value for money.
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 17 October 2017
(7 out of 10)


Dursley Couple
The journey to and from the boat by train was good. The welcome was good. Food and service in the dining, bar and room were excellent. Pity reception staff were unhelpful jobs-worths.
Cruise director was uninspiring but manager was good.
Elements of the cruise schedule were disappointing, time spent at one stop with no attractions at all and not really enough time at best stops. Pity no time at Koblenz.
Daytime cruising on Moselle was excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017
(7 out of 10)


Dartford Couple
Getting to the ship was a bit of a struggle as we were not escorted until we reached Cologne, and the change of trains from Eurostar at Brussels was a problem as nobody knew where we were going. The boat was very nice but not suitable for people with walking disabilities. The 2 wine tasting excursions were good. The evening entertainment was very poor, we were promised local musicians, dancers etc. but that did not happen. The food was OK, the cabin was very nice.
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 15 October 2017
(4 out of 10)


The staff were good apart from the receptionist. If it was raining it would have been a miserable trip. Very uninformative about the places we were visiting. Could
Do not get a drink at the bar at meal times as all staff were in restaurant. Not the best of ships. Entertainment was the same every evening. Not a five star river cruise. Cruise manager was never around.
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 15 October 2017
(9 out of 10)


Good well planned holiday. But with a few shortcomings notably in the carriage/seating arrangements.
Meals were excellent, waiter img service was exemplary as were cabin staff
Confirmed traveller: 24 September 2017
Published on: 15 October 2017
(9 out of 10)


Very enjoyable experience on the whole - I would have liked a quiet area to chat, (other than the library which is for reading only), without incessant music.

For visits and excursions, a great improvement would have been to have information about the place to be visited, along with a street plan, ahead of time. Also, one place we visited coincided with a bank holiday, which meant that everything apart from bars and restaurants was closed. This is something that should have been known about ahead of time, even if the docking arrangements could not have been altered.

However, staff were absolutely charming and helpful; the food on board was excellent, with plenty of variety, and drinks were reasonably priced.

The cabins were very comfortable and spacious - lovely to have such large windows - and cleaning, as that on the rest of the ship was unobtrusive and of a very high standard.

I liked the free sitting arrangement in the dining room, which meant one could choose one's companions.
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017