Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Amsterdam

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship for embarkation and a welcome cocktail reception and dinner (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: Wesel - 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: Strasbourg - 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)

B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D= Dinner.

Departure dates 2018 : The Classic Rhine Cruise (9 days) : 7% discount on all dates.

Cosmos brochure price from £1599

Travel 55 discount price from £1488

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices, all of Cosmos holidays are based on live flight pricing which can change at any time and are subject to your individual requirements - Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 for up to date availability and prices. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TR55C to receive your 7% discount.

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We access real-time airline 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 room, travelling on 5 April 2018. Call Cosmos to get a quote for your own party size and chosen departure date/airport. All of Cosmos holidays are based on live flight pricing which can change at any time and are subject to your individual requirements. Cosmos will always advise you of your holiday price before you choose to book with them. Please see section 2 (“Our Price Policy”) of Cosmos Terms & Conditions for further details.

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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)

Cosmos Tours
The Classic Rhine Cruise

7% discount - 9 day cruise

Our prices start from only £1488

Set sail from Amsterdam and cruise the heart of the Rhine, from beautiful Strasbourg and the delightful wine town of Rüdesheim, through the breathtaking Rhine Gorge to the legendary Lorelei Rock and the cosmopolitan cities of Amsterdam and Cologne.

This superior Classic Rhine Cruise comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos. Call on 0330 0588 237 and quote the Travel 55 ref: TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance

  • Amsterdam - Join an optional walking tour of the city or visit the Gothic streets of Haarlem.
  • Open-Air Museum - Browse antique farmhouses, windmills and other artefacts from around the country.
  • Cologne - Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city.
  • Rhine Gorge - Sail past the legendary Lorelei Rock en route from Mainz to Worms.
  • 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.
  • Titisee Lake - Admire the vast natural scenery of the Black Forest. 
  • 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

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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