• Cologne
  • Cochem
  • Koblenz
  • Rudesheim
  • Speyer
  • Heidelberg
  • Strasbourg
  • Basel

Classical Music on the Rhine

Journey through Europe's musical heartland on this unique classical music cruise along the Rhine. Includes return flights from the LBA or MAN and a superb programme of included shore excursions with classical music concerts and private recitals

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Fly from Leeds-Bradford or Manchester to join your ship in Amsterdam. Sail past the beautiful riverside towns and historic capital cities of the Rhine river, with an accompanying music programme carefully designed for lovers of classical music.

Explore cosmopolitan Amsterdam with an concert by the Dudok Quartet in the Dominicuskerk before cruising upstream to Cologne for a walking city tour past the impressive Gothic Cathedral which dominates the city. Visit Beethoven’s house in Bonn with a private piano recital by Martin Ivanov and join the walking tour of the quaint village of Cochem with a visit to Reichsburg Castle followed by a wine tasting.

Cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine and admire the views as you pass the legendary Lorelei rock to Rudesheim where there is an evening walking tour with a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum. Visit Speyer and Heidelberg then continue to Strasbourg for a private concert by organist Daniel Maurer at St Thomas Church before reaching Basel, in Switzerland.

Exclusive on-board performances by artists such as the Stuttgart String Quartet and the Nathan Quartet enhance the musical experience of this unique cruise.

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Day 1 : UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the Leeds-Bradford and embark Amadeus Silver II in Amsterdam. Enjoy a Welcome Concert on board by the Dudok Quartet.

Day 2 : Amsterdam

Join the guided city of Amsterdam and enjoy a concert in the Dominicuskerk (Dominican Church) by the Dudok Quartet. Rejoin the ship in Utrecht.

Day 3 : Cologne (Germany) - Bonn

Cologne is steeped in history with a majestic Gothic Cathedral that can be seen on the city walking tour. Sail to Bonn to visit Beethoven’s house and enjoy a private piano recital by Martin Ivanov.

Day 4 : Cochem

The ship cruises down the picturesque Moselle river to beautiful Cochem. Discover Cochem's narrow winding streets, mysterious alleyways and magnificent churches on a guided city walk with a visit to Reichsburg Castle followed by a tasting of some of the region's superb Riesling wines. This evening there is an exclusive concert on board by the virtuoso Nathan Quartet.

Day 5 : Koblenz - Rudesheim

Arrive in Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers this morning and see the key sights on a guided walking tour including St Castor Basilica, the Church of our Beloved Lady and the memorial of Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm. This afternoon, relax on board with a 'Musical Tea Party' with the Nathan Quartet as you cruise the beautiful Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Rudesheim where there is an evening city walk with a visit to Siegfried's famous Mechanical Music Museum.

Day 6 : Speyer

Enjoy a walking tour of Speyer, renowned for its Cathedral, then join the afternoon excursion to the university city of Heidelberg.

Day 7 : Strasbourg (France)

This morning, arrive in Strasbourg, capital of Alsace. An city tour features highlights including the striking Straburger Munster cathedral and the medieval Petite France quarter, with a private concert by organist Daniel Maurer at St Thomas Church. This evening there is a farewell Concert on board by the Stuttgart String Quartet.

Day 8 : Basel (Switzerland) - UK

Disembark Amadeus Silver II in Basel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Leeds-Bradford or Manchester.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from Leeds-Bradford or Manchester and all overseas transfers
  • Superb programme of included shore excursions with guided tours, classical music concerts and recitals
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included
  • Quality red and white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, draft beer and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner on board
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • On-board entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration and music performances
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • English-speaking Cruise Director
  • All port and airport taxes

Special Features

  • Amsterdam city tour with Dudok Quartet concert in the Dominicuskerk
  • Walking tour of Cologne
  • Visit to Beethoven's house in Bonn with private piano recital by Martin Ivanov
  • Walking tour of Cochem with visit to Reichsburg Castle and wine tasting
  • Exclusive concert on board by virtuoso Nathan Quartet
  • Walking tour of Koblenz
  • Afternoon 'Musical Tea Party' on board with Nathan Quartet
  • Walking tour of Rudesheim with visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum
  • Walking tour of Speyer
  • Excursion to Heidelberg
  • Strasbourg city tour with private concert by organist Daniel Maurer at St Thomas Church
  • Farewell concert on board by the Stuttgart String Quartet
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