Your Cruise Itinerary - The Classic Rhine

Day 1: UK - Amsterdam

On arrival, transfer to MS Douce France II, for embarkation. Enjoy a welcome cocktail reception before dinner on board tonight. (D)

Day 2: Amsterdam - Wesel

Admire Amsterdam's pretty bridges, tree-lined streets and gabled merchants' houses - many dating back to the Netherlands' 'Golden Age' in the 17th century on an optional guided tour. Enjoy time at leisure in the afternoon or join an optional excursion to the gothic architecture and cobbled streets of Haarlem. Later, cruise to Wesel. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Wessel - Dusseldorf

Cruise through the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem. Enter the Rhine River basin and cross the border into Germany near Emmerich. Arrive in Wesel and perhaps join the optional visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem. Return to the ship in Düsseldorf and have an evening of entertainment on board.(B,L,D)

Day 4: Dusseldorf - Cologne - Konigswinter - Koblenz

Admire the beauty of the Rhine as you cruise to the vibrant commercial and industrial city of Cologne. There will be an optional guided tour on foot of the city. Transfer by coach to Königswinter, there, the cruise continues along the Rhine to Koblenz. In the evening, perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the town. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Mainz - Worms

Cruise the picturesque route from Mainz to Worms where you will see numerous castles nestled among the famous vineyards and the legendary Lorelei rock. Arrive in Mainz this afternoon and perhaps join the optional guided tour of the city and a visit to the Gutenberg Museum. Reboard the ship in Worms and cruise through the night to Strasbourg. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Strasburg - Breisach

Enjoy time at leisure in this captivating city. Perhaps discover the European Parliament building, tour the interior of the stunning Gothic cathedral and visit the La Petite France old quarter, where 500-year-old houses cluster around miniature canals. Alternatively, an optional guided tour that shows you the very best of this beautiful city is also available. Later, cruise to Breisach, admiring the magnificent wineproducing region en-route. Tonight, there will be a Gala evening on-board. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Breisach - Basel

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Breisach; renowned for housing one of the largest wine cellars in Europe it also boasts an imposing historic cathedral. An optional afternoon excursion uncovers the beauty of Titisee in the Black Forest before we cruise to Basel.(B,L,D)

Day 8: Basel

Today, perhaps join the optional guided visit of Basel, an ancient medieval town, situated on the banks of the Rhine in the heart of Europe. In the afternoon, an optional excursion visits the Rhine Falls, one the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland. (B)

Day 9: Basel - UK

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

Departure dates 2018 he Classic Rhine (9 days) - 7% discount on all dates

  • Cosmos Cruise brochure prices from £1599pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1488
  • 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 5 April 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

April 5

July 6, 20

October 6 

May 5, 21

August 7

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

All holidays subject to Cosmos Terms Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on this website.

Cosmos The Classic Rhine

9 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1488

Cruise through Amsterdam to the medieval city of Basel along one of Europe’s longest and most eventful waterways.

This 9 day The Classic 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 a walking tour of the city or visit the Gothic streets of Haarlem.
  • Arnhem Open-Air Museum - Browse antique farmhouses, windmills and other artefacts from around the country.
  • Gutenberg Museum - Browse early printing equipment and materials from around the world.
  • Strasbourg - Explore the European Parliament building and Gothic cathedral on a guided tour.
  • Rhine Falls - Visit Europe’s largest waterfall

What else is included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Outside lower deck cabin
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • All inclusive drinks
  • Transfers
  • Port and airport taxes

Your cruise ship

MS Douce France II

  • 55 stylish cabins / 2 deck ship
  • Large sun deck with deck chairs
  • Completely renovated in 2017
  • Optional excursion package available (extra cost)

VIP private home pick up service

With Cosmos' private chauffeur service, they’ll pick you up at home and whisk you off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. And when it’s time to return home, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

This service is included at no extra cost and is available 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. Everything will be explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point, if you wish, and how to contact your driver.  

*If you live more than 50 miles away from your departure point, you can still enjoy the same service for a supplement of £1.85 per car, per mile. Please note that Cosmos have a minimum mileage requirement of 5 miles for this service.

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