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Rhine Cruise Featuring Folk Rock Legends

Exclusive, 7-night Rhine cruise on board a luxury ship, featuring the songs and music of folk legend Richard Thompson and special guests. Explore one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe and enjoy 5 star entertainment.

Fly Cruise
7 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Mannheim
  • Broom Bezzums
  • Cologne
  • Track Dogs
  • Cochem
  • Richard Thompson

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On this magical Rhine river cruise, you will explore one of the most attractive rivers in Europe aboard your luxurious floating hotel, the Amadeus Queen. With only 150 guests on board, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans to enjoy, up close and personal, the songs and music of Richard Thompson and his special guests.

Former Fairport Convention member Richard Thompson has been described as the finest rock songwriter after Dylan, and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix. We don't disagree, except to say that his work on acoustic guitar is also sensational! His latest albums, Bloody Noses and 13 Rivers, have garnered critical acclaim with many reviewers regarding them as Thompson's best albums in recent years. His influence cannot be overstated. Everybody, from Robert Plant to Don Henley and from Elvis Costello to R.E.M. has covered his music.

Richard Thompson will perform three shows on board during the week on the following days: Saturday 18 June, Sunday 19 June and Monday 20 June. Providing evening entertainment for the remainder of the cruise is: Track Dogs, whose artistic name derives from the dark subterranean world of New York’s subway system. Amongst others, they will be presenting songs from their new album 'Fire on the Rails', a kicking album that grows on the work that has opened so many doors for the band. We are certain that you’ll find them as irresistible as we do and return home singing newly learned songs from their eclectic mix of genre defying music. Joining them on board is multi award winning duo, Broom Bezzums, who match the quality of their songwriting with skilful musicianship and spine-tingling vocals to deliver performances you will not forget. All shows will take place in the Panorama Bar and commence after the dinner service in the Restaurant.

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Rhine Cruise Featuring Folk Rock Legends Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Basel (Switzerland)

Your transfer will take you to the airport where you will then fly to Basel, the third-largest city in Switzerland. After embarking explore the ship, meet your fellow sailors and enjoy a drink in the Panorama bar after a delicious dinner. Depart Basel - 17:00 Please Note: the last transfer time from Basel Airport will be 15:00

Day 2 - Strasbourg (Germany)

Leaving Switzerland behind we follow the Rhine into the Alsace region in the south of France, During breakfast, arriving in Strasbourg - a city known not only for its romantic old town, but also for the numerous important European institutions housed there. Here you have the option to explore the city independently, or as part of an organised tour. A detour to the countryside is highly recommended, particularly along the famous wine route, where the quaint wine-growing villages will delight wine-lovers. Arrive Strasbourg - 09:00 Depart 23:00

Day 3 - Speyer - Mannheim

Before breakfast, arrive in the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Speyer, which played an important role in the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages. We remain here until lunchtime, offering time to explore this historic destination. Continuing for roughly 25 kilometres towards Mannheim, which is our next stop along the picturesque Rhine for the remainder of the day. This young city is best explored with an extended walk, or alternatively you can take a trip to the nearby city of Heidelberg, which boasts a beautiful Baroque old town. Arrive Speyer - 07:00 Depart midday Arrive Mannheim - 14:00

Day 4 - Mannheim - Rüdesheim - Koblenz

Two charming stops await you today. In the morning, arrive in Rüdesheim, a town well known for its winemaking, especially Riesling wines. Nearby, Seigrieds Mechanical Music Cabinet with its historic automated musical instruments is a delight. Departing at lunchtime, we cruise the most beautiful section of the river - the legendary Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The view from the sun deck, of the myth-enshrouded Lorelei, is sure to be a highlight of your cruise. Arriving in Koblenz, one of Germany's oldest and most beautiful towns late afternoon, where you can end the day with a leisurely stroll through thr city. Depart Mannheim - 01:00 Arrive Rüdesheim - 07:00 Depart - midday Arrive Koblenz - 15:30

Day 5 - Koblenz - Cochem

We depart Koblenz in the early hours, and makes a detour along the Mosel River to the most romantic part of the valley and the little town of Cochem. The magnificent Reichsburg castle is situated high above the town, dominating the landscape. Down below, the village with its narrow streets, half timbered houses, and numerous restaurants are an ideal setting to taste the wines of the region. Back on board dinner is served as our journey continues to Cologne. Depart Koblenz - 06:00 Arrive Cochem - 13:30 Depart 18:00

Day 6 - Cologne

The morning is dedicated to the fascinating city of Cologne, where you can expect to find a young, vibrant metropolis with a rich cultural history and many world-famous sights, in particular the famous Cologne Cathedral. A city tour here is a must for anyone with a cultural bent. Alternatively, join to visit to the Chocolate Museum nearby. The afternoon is spent on board the ship as we depart Cologne onwards to Amsterdam. Arrive Cologne - 07:00 Depart 14:30

Day 7 - Amsterdam (Netherlands)

By breakfast time we arrive in the capital city of the Netherlands. Explore the city with a guided tour or visit the nearby city of Haarlem. In the afternoon you have the choice of two optional excursions: Discover the picturesque village of Volendam by an overland trip to the north of Holland or visit the Floriade, an international exhibition and garden festival, held every 10 years in the Netherlands. Arrive Amsterdam - 08:00 Overnight Amsterdam

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

After breakfast we bid you farewell and a safe onward journey. Transfers to the airport will commence after breakfast. For those, leaving later in the day you will be permitted to leave your luggage onboard whilst you explore the city. Or if you are planning a day or two in Amsterdam, taxis can be arranged by the crew for you to your chosen hotel.

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Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Gourmet dining every night
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24-hour coffee station
  • 7 nights of programmed entertainment
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges
  • Optional Excursions Package available (please ask for details)
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