Classical Music on the Rhine 
Departs 18th October 2022 | 8 Days 
Amsterdam to Basel 
Onboard MS Amadeus Cara 
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Cruise only price from £1,686pp 
 
This themed cruise has been designed especially for classical music lovers and features carefully selected music programs both on board and on land. Private concerts in the St. Thomas Church in Strasbourg, at the Dominicus Church in Amsterdam and in Beethoven’s house in Bonn form some of the musical and cultural highlights of the cruise, while famous artists such as the organist Daniel Maurer provide the grand finale of the concert cruise with their incomparable performances. Furthermore, the “Dudok Quartet” and the “Nathan Quartet” will provide musical entertainment for you on board. 
 
15% early booking discount if booked before 28th February 2022. 
DAY 1: Amsterdam 
 
Begin your classical music odyssey in the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam. After embarking and settling into your home for the next 8 days, join the cruise director for a Welcome Cocktail followed by a special Welcome Dinner. This evening, begin your cruise with a special concert onboard featuring classical music from a selection of composers and anticipate the joy of the week ahead. 
DAY 2: Amsterdam to Utrecht 
The morning is all about choices. Discover what makes Amsterdam extraordinary with a relaxing canal cruise and a visit to the flower market, or venture into the surrounding countryside to the picturesque towns of Volendam and Edam where the deliciousness of Dutch cheese awaits. The third choice delivers you to Haarlem and the Cathedral of St. Bavo before rejoining the vessel in the charming town of Utrecht. During the afternoon cruise through the Ijsselmeer, one of Holland’s largest inland freshwater lakes, and relax in the Panorama-Bar as the Dudok Quartet enchants you with beautiful pieces of classical music. Join fellow travellers for dinner as the Dutch Waterways pass by. 
DAY 3: Cologne 
After breakfast, observe our arrival at the beautiful cathedral city of Cologne. Explore the historic Old Town with its High Gothic architecture, the famous twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, and sample the Kölsch beer brewed exclusively in Cologne. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon or join the tour of the Chocolate Museum and discover the 5,000-year-old history of chocolate. 
 
Continue with a visit to the Beethoven House, a memorial site and museum focusing on the life and work of the famous composer. As a special treat, Martin Ivanov performs a private piano concert in the Chamber Music Hall. Later in the evening the vessel continues cruising the Rhine River until it arrives upon the alluring Moselle River. 
DAY 4: Cochem 
This morning our AMADEUS vessel takes a special trip down the romantic Moselle River, the largest tributary of the Rhine. This area is the fifth-largest German wine region with some of the steepest terraced vineyards along the river. 
 
After lunch, your vessel arrives in Cochem. Explore the town’s filled with narrow streets, twisting alleys, medieval town gates, churches and walls on your own, or participate in a guided tour to discover the beauty of Cochem and visit the stunning Reichsburg Castle. This evening, as the vessel continues toward Koblenz, enjoy an exclusive concert on board with the Nathan Quartet. 
 
DAY 5: Koblenz to Rüdesheim 
Enjoy a music-filled day in Koblenz and Rüdesheim! In the morning, visit the ancient city of Koblenz which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers, and a gateway to the terraced vineyards and castle ruins of the Rhine Gorge. After your visit, your ship travels through the most beautiful section of the river — the legendary Upper Middle Rhine Valley. This area is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its dramatic riverbanks dotted with vineyards and picturesque castles. 
 
Enjoy a musical tea party on board, while listening to beautiful musical pieces interpreted by the Nathan Quartet and the dramatic scenery passes by. In the afternoon, discover the winegrower’s town of Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, which features a private collection of self-playing instruments. After a delicious dinner, your vessel continues along the Rhine.to 
AY 6: Speyer 
After breakfast, arrive in the former imperial residence of Speyer, a city known for its cathedral where eight Roman emperors and German Kings are interred. Choose to explore the city on a guided tour including a visit to the medieval Jewish Mikvah. 
 
After lunch, travel to the university town of Heidelberg. Tour this well-preserved old town and visit the beautiful Heidelberg Castle, which is one of Germany’s most famous landmarks and is considered the symbol of German Romanticism. In this very place, the Stuttgart String Quartet will spoil you with a private concert. This evening the captain invites you to a festive Captain’s Gala Dinner. 
 
DAY 7: Strasbourg 
Arrive in the dynamic capital of Alsace and discover the city’s sights which include the famous cathedral Straßburger Münster and the Petite France Quarter, a former mill and tanner district that still maintains its medieval charm. Half-timbered houses, the Ponts Couverts, the Palais de Rohan, and the Council of Europe are among the wonders that Strasbourg holds in store for you. The Grand Island, the city centre, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is connected to the rest of the city by 22 stone bridges. A city sightseeing tour is part of the morning’s program, culminating in an organ concert in the church of St. Thomas by organist Daniel Maurer. 
 
After lunch on board, take in the views of the romantic Rhine as we move toward Switzerland, our final destination. On your final evening on board, celebrate your musical journey with a farewell concert by the Stuttgart String Quartet. 
 
DAY 8: Basel 
In Basel, enjoy a generous breakfast on board before disembarking. The entire AMADEUS team wishes you a pleasant journey home with many great memories of your trip. We hope to welcome you again soon! 
WHAT'S INCLUDED 
 
✓ Large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or walk-out balconies. 
 
✓ Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard. 
 
✓ Gourmet dining onboard. 
 
✓ Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner. 
 
✓ Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director. 
 
✓ 24 hour coffee station. 
 
✓ All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music. 
 
✓ Bottled water in every stateroom. 
 
✓ In-stateroom infotainment centre. 
 
✓ Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard. 
 
✓ Complimentary use of onboard bicycles. 
 
✓ Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions. 
 
✓ All local taxes & port charges. 
 
Fully bonded and protected. Prices are cruise only, based on 2 adults sharing a twin room/cabin. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/campaign-terms/. Fred.\ River Cruises is a trading name of Fred. Olsen Travel. Registered in England and Wales No. 0228724. Early booking discount is only applicable when booked before 28th February 2022. 
 
Contact Andrew on 01347 822541 or email andrew@travelfox.co.uk 
Contact Andrew today to find out more! 01347 822541 or email andrew@cruiseriver.co.uk 

 

 
Golf Cruise on the Rhine October 2022 
 
 
8 Days from £3,112 per person 
 
Enjoy the ultimate golf escape on our luxurious cruises. 
Designed both for the hardcore golf enthusiast. 
Also for holidaymakers for whom it is a secondary interest. 
Travel on the romantic Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. 
Enjoy a stress-free golf vacation with exceptional service. 
 
From 6th October 2022 for 8 days 
 
Great golf at some of Europe’s most spectacular venues. 
Enjoy the services and in-depth knowledge of our golf expert througout the cruise. 
With exciting golfing opportunities, breathtaking scenery and true Austrian hospitality, this cruise is sure to be unforgettable! 
 
7 night full board cruise onboard MS Amadeus Imperial 
4 rounds of golf at top golf clubs 
Green fees, pre-reserved & pre-paid tee times, driving range balls 
Shared electric golf carts (subject to availability) 
Lunch box (on request) 
Ship crew assistance with golf bags from/to cabin (on request) 
Transfer from ship to golf club and return to ship 
Services of an experienced golf expert and tour leader 
Select excursions as outlined in itinerary 
Large outside River View, French Balcony cabins or Suites 
Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions 
Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director 
 
 

  

 
 
Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating 
Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board 
Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner 
24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water 
Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner 
Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar 
Complimentary use of onboard bicycles 
Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) 
All local taxes & port charges included 
 
For further information and to book contact: 
Telephone: 01347 822541 

 

Stunning river cruises taking place each season. 
 
From Golf Cruises to the Passion Play ... 
 
For further information and to book contact: 
Telephone: 01347 822541 
 
Oberammergau Passion Play And Danube River Cruise Special Offer From Just £2425pp! 
Enjoy a two-night stay close to the village of Oberammergau and the advantage of category 2 tickets to the renowned passion play. 
 
Set a gainst a backdrop of the breathtaking vistas in the Bavarian Alps, the villagers create one of the most unique theatrical performances in the world.  
 
Incorporating the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, this moving and powerful play has been a tradition since 1633. 
 
 
Passion Play: Oberammergau and Danube River Cruise 
Departs 28th May & 29th Jun 2022 | 10 Days 
Munich / Oberammergau → Budapest 
Aboard MS Amadeus Silver III 
or MS Amadeus Star 
 
 
 
Price from £2,425pp or from £2,745pp for an ATOL protected flight inclusive package from London Gatwick. 
 
 
 
Combine this unique experience with a superb Amadeus River Cruise along the beautiful River Danube. Explore impressive capital cities, including Vienna and Bratislava, visit historic towns and experience scenic cruising through the UNESCO listed Wachau Valley on your journey from Passau to Budapest. 
 
Optional excursions give the opportunity to sample some of the region's renowned wines with a visit to the Winzer Krems vineyard and winery, take in a classical concert in Vienna or perhaps explore the home of the ‘Sound of Music’ with a trip to picturesque Salzburg. 
 
 
 

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