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Jewels of the Rhine Cruise

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QUOTE CODE JADTQU WHEN BOOKING*

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

  • Embark in Amsterdam
  • 7 nights' accommodation in a Moselle Deck double cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • An overnight call close to Strasbourg
  • Overnight calls in Rudesheim and Boppard
  • Calls in Speyer, Mainz, Koblenz and Cologne
  • An excursion to Heidelberg
  • A scenic cruise along the Middle Rhine, past the legendary Lorelei
  • 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.

Itinerary

Day One

Make your own way to Holland and join Sound of Music in Amsterdam. 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 surround 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 Alsace 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 in Basel, this morning, and begin your journey back to the UK.

Further Information

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Luggage

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.

Tipping

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.

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.

Alternative itineraries

The May 7th and 30th September cruises will follow a reversed itinerary from Basel to Amsterdam. All included calls and highlights remain the same.

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.

Drinking water

The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*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 8.0 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
(9 out of 10)

MARGARETA

London Couple
Good nice guides.
The staff did a great job, but should be trained in English politeness. I understand that what seemed to be rudeness was due to language problems, but they should be trained to answer yes no Sir/Madame.
The man (boy) in charge of the coffee machine was a joke. He stood over us like a hawk, checking what we did and told us off like children, the only one I can really complain about.
Very good with transfer from the ship to the towns when needed.
Too little time in Cologne, could have been arranged better.
We never got to stop in Mainz because of a festival there, but I can't believe this festival wasn't planned long beforehand and should have been known by the staff.
The entertainer was really bad. He didn't play by himself, but had everything recorded and could easily have been replaced with cd:s (or better, or better pianist).
Confirmed traveller: 08 October 2017
Published on: 22 October 2017
(8 out of 10)

JANICE

Stockport Couple
The ship is quite old but clean and well looked after. We had a cabin with a French balcony which was well worth the extra money. The food was generally very good but maybe they should not bother providing an evening snack. The offer of a single samosa seemed to upset more people than it pleased. The staff were all efficient but rather abrupt in their manner. The only complaint in the dining room was the queue for the toaster at breakfast time. Maybe try a more efficient model or provide two?
On the whole we thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the holiday was very good value for money.
Confirmed traveller: 08 October 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017
(7 out of 10)

JEFFREY

Bexhill Couple
Overall a good experience. Nice ship particularly cabin with sliding balcony doors. Organisation was good and staff on ship were very good. A few small things would help to improve the overall experience at very little additional cost:

Additional Tea & coffee making facility (one machine is not enough)
Biscuits, crisps etc available throughout the day in the lounge area
Buffet warming area for breakfast needs to be improved - does not keep food hot
Additional toasters required - one is not enough
Confirmed traveller: 08 October 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017