Celebrate Beethoven's 250th Birthday!
This Classical Music Rhine 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.
A trip aboard the AMADEUS fleet offers you the opportunity to do everything you’ve ever dreamed of on a holiday, so you can discover exciting destinations, meet fellow passengers from all over the world, enjoy excellent food in great style and simply relax. You have everything you need on board to guarantee an unforgettable voyage from start to finish.
Welcome Dinner & Concert on board by the Dudok Quartet
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 listen to the sounds of Mozart and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in a special concert onboard - a wonderful beginning to your cruise.
Private concert in the Dominicus Church
Explore the beautiful canal city of Amsterdam during this morning's city tour. As a special highlight, we will visit the beautiful Dominicus Church for a private concert. Relax as you listen to the strains of Schubert and Schumann are performed. Continue through the picturesque countryside in the north of Holland, to rejoin the vessel for a peaceful afternoon onboard.
Private piano concert by Martin Ivanov
After breakfast venture out into the vibrant city of Cologne with its famous twin spired cathedral, through an optional walking tour or on your own. Return to the ship for lunch as your vessel continues to the next stop along the Rhine river - Bonn. Continue your music education with a visit to the Beethoven House - a memorial site and museum focusing on the life and work of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Music of Beethoven is the focus of a private piano concert.
Exclusive concert onboard
Relax onboard while cruising the lovely Moselle River to the romantic wine-growers village of Cochem. Spend the afternoon exploring the village or join a walking tour with a tasting of the famous wines of the Moselle region. This evening enjoy an exclusive concert onboard highlighted by music of Haydn and Mendelsohn-Bartholdy. Your vessel departs later this evening.
Musical tea time on board
Enjoy a music-filled day in Koblenz and Rüdesheim! This morning visit the ancient city of Koblenz, a gateway to the terraced vineyards and castle ruins of the Rhine Gorge. After your visit, your ship travels through the romantic Rhine region. Enjoy a musical tea party onboard, taking in the passing scenery while listening to beautiful musical pieces from the world of opera and waltz. Before dinner arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will have the opportunity to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, which is, as the name suggests, all about music and instruments. After a delicious dinner, your vessel continues along the Rhine.
Captain's Gala Dinner
After breakfast, arrive in the former imperial residence of Speyer, which you can explore during a leisurely morning stroll through the city. After lunch, travel to the university town of Heidelberg. Tour this well-preserved old town, famous for its picturesque castle ruins. This evening the captain invites you to a festive Captain's Gala Dinner.
Farewell organ concert in the St. Thomas Church
At breakfast time, you arrive in Strasbourg, which boasts a magical, historic old town. A city sightseeing tour is part of the morning’s program, culminating in an organ concert in the church of St. Thomas, featuring the music of Bach, Handel, and Mozart. This evening celebrate your musical journey with a farewell concert celebrating the music of Mozart and Dvorak.
Arrive this morning in Basel. Enjoy a generous breakfast on board before disembarking. The entire team wishes you a pleasant journey home and many great memories of your trip on board. We hope to welcome you again soon!
|Departure Date||Start City||Ship Name||C4 Cabin Small Pano. Window||CEK Cabin Small Pano. Window||C1 Cabin Small Pano. Window||B4 Cabin Drop Down Window||B1 Cabin Drop Down Window||A1 Cabin Drop Down Window||Suite Walk Out Balcony|
|Oct 27, 2020||Amsterdam||MS Amadeus Silver III||2,552||Not available||2,811||3,297||3,602||3,919||4,473|
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In 2020 we will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth.
Embark on a voyage of music along the Rhine in this Beethoven year. Admire the picturesque Rhine river as we make our way from Amsterdam on the North Sea, through the beautiful scenery of the Middle Rhine Valley and down river to Basel in Switzerland. Accompanied by exclusive concerts both onboard and on shore.
The carefully curated program features a concert in the monumental Dominicus Church in Amsterdam, a visit to Beethoven's house in Bonn with an exclusive piano concert during the anniversary year of his birth, and an organ recital in the famous St. Thomas's church in Strasbourg. Gain surprising insight into the sound and thoughts of Beethoven as virtuoso musicians take you on a musical journey through a treasured repertoire of Classical Music. Enjoy a feast for the eyes, ears and soul during our special Classical Music on the Rhine.
|City tour of Amsterdam with private concert at the Dominicus Church||Included|
|Cologne walking tour||27|
|A visit to Beethoven's House in Bonn incl. concert||Included|
|Cochem walking tour with wine tasting||49|
|Koblenz walking tour||Included|
|Rudesheim walking tour incl. music cabinet museum||29|
|Speyer walking tour||20|
|Excursion to Heidelberg||Included|
|City tour Strasbourg including organ concert||Included|
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The noble atmosphere of a 5-star hotel combined with innovative design and a loving service that leaves nothing to be desired – this is how life can be described on board the Amadeus Silver III. In terms of design, the youngest ship of the Silver Line follows the model of its two sister ships: The 12 luxurious suites have walk-in exterior balconies, while most of the cabins are equipped with electronically retractable panoramic windows that Offer you a spectacular view of the passing river landscape.
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