Holiday Itinerary - Reflections of the Rhine

Day 1: UK to Amsterdam

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship for embarkation. Later, perhaps join an optional riverboat tour of old Amsterdam before rejoining your ship and cruising overnight to Kinderdijk.(D)

Day 2: Kinderdijk - Nijmegen

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk boasts the world's largest concentration of windmills, all dating back to the 18th century. Why not join the optional excursion to see these fascinating wooden structures and learn how they helped to control flooding of the surrounding lowlands? (B,L,D

Day 3: Nijmegen - Cologne

Nijmegen is the Netherlands' oldest town and offers narrow streets and gabled mansions set around a charming main square. This morning, explore at leisure or perhaps join the optional excursion to the Kröller-Müller art museum. Set in the beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park, this superb gallery hosts a stellar collection of 19th and 20th century works by Van Gogh, Seurat and Picasso. After lunch, relax on deck and enjoy views of medieval riverside towns en-route to Cologne. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Cologne - Koblenz

2,000-year old Cologne is famed for its spectacular, twin-spired Dom, an incredible Gothic cathedral that dominates its skyline. Explore this vibrant city at leisure or take the optional guided tour and marvel at the filigree stonework of the Dom, stroll through the quaint old town to see the Town Hall and Jewish Quarter or sample a cold glass of 'Kölsch' in a traditional beer cellar. This afternoon, rejoin your ship and cruise to Koblenz. ((B,L,D)

Day 5: Koblenz - Rudesheim - Boppard

Enjoy views of picturebook castles, medieval villages and terraced vineyards as your ship cruises through the Rhine Valley towards Rüdesheim - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the Lorelei Rock, which legend says is home to a siren who's sweet song has drawn many sailors to their doom. In Rüdesheim, the afternoon can be spent at leisure or on an optional excursion to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see its collections of quirky instruments and to sample some local wines at a local winery. Continue to Boppard and explore the historic town on an optional visit after dinner.(B,L,D)

Day 6: Boppard - Dusseldorf

Enjoy beautiful scenery as you sail to Düsseldorf. Explore this sophisticated metropolis at your own pace or join an optional walking tour to see its cobbled 'Altstadt' old town and chic Königsallee shopping avenue. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Dusseldorf - Amsterdam

Cruise to Amsterdam and take in the impressive network of canals, bridges and architecture dating from the 17th century. Perhaps join the optional city tour to get a closer look at the 'Venice of the North'. Tonight, enjoy a goodbye gala dinner and entertainment on board. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Amsterdam - UK.

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return to the UK. (B)

Departure dates 2018 Reflections of the Rhine (8 days) - 7% discount on all dates.

  • Cosmos Cruise brochure prices from £1499pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1395
  • Tel Cosmos reservations on 0800 668 1365 and quote our code TR55C

Cosmos access real-time airline and cruise line pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The ‘from’ price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a cabin, travelling on 14 Jul 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and airport.

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

May 20

July 14

September 9

June 7

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Prices are per person, based on two sharing a cabin .

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Cosmos Reflections of the Rhine Cruise

8 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1395

A Rhine voyage that explores the vibrant and historic cities of Germany and the Netherlands. Wander Nijmegen’s handsome Old Town; gaze up at the famous twin spires of Cologne Cathedral; and relax on deck as you drift past medieval riverside towns.

This 8 day Reflections of the Rhine cruise comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos Cruises call on 0800 668 1365 and quote our discount code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call Cosmos direct on 0800 668 1365 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

Optional excursions

  • Amsterdam - Join an optional riverboat tour of the city’s elegant canals.
  • Kinderdijk - This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts the world’s largest concentration of windmills.
  • Nijmegen - Explore the narrow streets and charming main square of the Netherlands’ oldest town.
  • Cologne - Take an optional guided tour of this vibrant German city and visit its spectacular cathedral.
  • Rudesheim - Soak up the laidback atmosphere and old-world charm of the famous Drosselgasse.
  • Dusseldorf - Wander the city’s delightful old quarter, designer shops and avantgarde architecture.

What else is included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Outside lower deck cabin
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • All inclusive drinks
  • Transfers
  • Port and airport taxes

Your cruise ship

MS Gerard Schmitter Cosmos rating ♦♦♦

  • 88 air-conditioned cabins
  • 3 deck ship
  • Bar & dining room
  • Large sun deck with deck chairs
  • Lounge bar with dance floor
  • Wifi on board

Free VIP home chauffeur service

If you live within 50 miles of your chosen international departure point, you can be picked up and dropped off from your doorstep as part of your Cosmos Holiday. Cosmos will explain the details when you book and you can choose to be picked up from your home address, or an alternative if it is more convenient and still within 50 miles of your chosen departure point. Your driver will contact you 48 hours before you are due to leave, to arrange a suitable pick up time. If you live more than 50 miles by road from your chosen departure point you can still take advantage of the service by paying for the excess mileage at £1.70 per car, per mile

What do you get?

  • Chauffeur-driven, private air-conditioned car
  • Luggage loaded and unloaded for you
  • Picked up and dropped off at home or a chosen address
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