It's just the cruise for music-lovers! Enjoy a cultural journey from the enchanting canals of Amsterdam, past the mythical Loreley rock and the often ancient cities of Bonn, Mainz, Heidelberg and Strasbourg, down as far as Basel in Switzerland. During this convivial trip along the historic German river, a magnificent ensemble will entertain you with the fine renditions of classical music. These performers with a wide range of talents are responsible for striking just the right note on our cruise.
cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
dining with all meals included during your cruise
and tea after lunch and dinner
red & white wines from Europe’s great wine
regions with every dinner onboard the ship
cocktail, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala
onboard music performances by the on-board musicians
of an experienced, multilingual cruise director
and features which are marked as “included” in
selected music program ashore and on board
environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun-Deck)
taxes and local taxes
modern wireless audiosystem “Quietvox” for
all excursions during the cruise
(please ask for our excursion packages)
- Port-Airport: € 48,- / US$ 68.00
- Port-Train station: € 48,- / US$ 68.00
- Airport-Port: € 38,- / US$ 54.00
- Train station-Port: € 20,- / US$ 28.00
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You embark in the late afternoon. There’ll be a welcome cocktail party before dinner is served on
board, followed later by an evening concert including music by Haydn and Schumann. The ship
remains moored overnight in Amsterdam.
After breakfast see the most important buildings and monements of Amsterdam, the capital of the
Netherlands, on our Amsterdam sightseeing tour (€ 41) or absorb this interesting and lively city in
your own time and at your own pace. At the end of our tour there will be a concert at the
You come back on board for lunch and the vessel continues its journey towards Germany
The ship reaches Cologne in the morning, where it moors within easy reach of the city centre. Going
back about 2,000 years, it was founded on the orders of the Roman Emperor Claudius as the
settlement of Colonia. On our city walk (€ 15) you’ll see the most important sights of Cologne’s old
quarter, including the cathedral, town hall, the Guerzenich, the city walls and gate, churches and
historic squares. The whole of the old part can be seen from the bank of the Rhine. Then, subject to
timing, we visit Cologne’s iconic (and Germany’s largest) cathedral, whose art treasures include a
shrine with the relics of the three holy Kings. The cruise continues towards Bonn during lunch.
Bonn, the former capital of Germany, is reached in the early afternoon. Bonn is famous for its
Beethoven heritage, and is also known as the "City of Languages." There is a most instructive
included excursion of Beethoven’s house, which is followed by an included concert entitled
“Encounter with the Master – letters, scripts and musical impressions”. In the late evening the cruise
continues towards the Moselle..
Spend the morning enjoying the beautiful scenery along the Rhine. We arrive in Cochem after lunch
and take a walking tour (€ 32) through this quaint little town, seeing its medieval town gate and
market place and then visiting a tavern to taste some local vintages. We return to the ship for
dinner, after which there’ll be a concert on board including music by Mozart and Dvorak. The ship
sets off again during the evening.
Wake up in Coblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. A walking tour (€ 15) shows you the
highlights of this 2000-year old city, surrounded by picturesque riverside scenery and backed by four
low mountain ranges. Its abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings, its narrow lanes
and alleyways, and the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades make
Coblenz a friendly place where tourists feel right at home.
This afternoon you cruise through the glorious central stretch of the Rhine valley, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, passing charming villages, many castles and the legendary Lorelei Rock. This part of the
cruise will be accompanied by our "musical tea party" – a cheerful programme of popular melodies
and dance music – before the vessel docks at Rüdesheim later this afternoon.
You can spend a pleasant evening in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse, a pedestrian street lined with shops
and pubs. There’ll be a walking tour of the town (€ 20), including a visit to Siegfried’s Music
Museum, where all kinds of mechanical musical instruments from barrel organs and music boxes to
horn gramophones are displayed. The ship sails from Rüdesheim in the late evening.
The vessel docks in the morning in Speyer, where there’ll be a guided city walk (€ 15) that includes a
visit to Speyer’s fine cathedral. In the afternoon you can join an excursion to Heidelberg (€ 36), a city
founded in 1386 and home to Germany’s oldest university. The guided tour here includes
Heidelberg’s imposing castle, a red sandstone ruin overlooking the Neckar,and a walk through the
market place and old quarter.
This evening the captain welcomes everyone to a special dinner during which the ship sets off for
After breakfast, our guided tour (€ 35) of Strasbourg takes place. Strasbourg is one of Europe’s most
attractive cities. The tour includes the outside of the European Parliament and a visit to the inside of
the city’s famous cathedral (which has carvings as delicate as any piece of lacework). The richness
and sheer density of Strasbourg’s historic buildings have led to the entire city centre being adopted
as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Strasbourg is definitely well worth visting for the combination of
its history, its cuisine and its unique atmosphere. The tour includes an organ recital in the church of
St. Thomas – Professor Daniel Maurer will play works by Bach and Mozart on Johann Andreas
Silbermann’s historic organ.
In the afternoon you may join our “Alsace and wine” (€ 45) excursion, passing lovely scenery,
romantic wine villages and seeing parts of the famous wine route of Alsace. There’s an included wine
tasting at one of the vineyards.
The ship leaves Strasbourg in the evening during which there’ll be a farewell concert on board
including works by Beethoven and Mozart.
Arrival in Basel in the morning. Disembarkation after breakfast. End of the