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André Rieu's New Years Concert

The Rhine and her tributaries

  • A plane in a circle with a strikethrough No fly
  • A car with a tick VIP on selected river cruises
  • A plate with a knife and fork Full board

Take your seat for André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra…

Join André Rieu and the Johann Strauss orchestra in Amsterdam for their New Year’s concert on this enchanting cruise, taking you from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam via Cologne, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Boppard.

During your cruise you’ll enjoy an included tour of Cologne where you’ll see the pretty Altstadt, or old town, which has been sensitively restored to it's pre-World War Two glory; enjoy an included visit to Siegfried's Museum of Mechanical Music, an eccentric collection of 350 self-playing instruments; and have the choice between an included culinary walking tour of Amsterdam or an included coach tour and canal cruise in the vibrant capital.

Including...

A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Cocktail Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Person Cruise Host

Plus...

  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • All gratuities on board
  • Return flights and transfers

MapIncluded excursions

  • Cologne city tour
  • Visit to Siegfried's Museum of Mechanical Music in Rüdesheim
  • Category 1 tickets to the concert by André Rieu and his orchestra
  • Coach tour and canal cruise in Amsterdam OR culinary themed walking tour of Amsterdam

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration

Look who’ll be joining you on board…

Peter Grevatt

Baritone Peter has sung in over 80 operas, has sung in the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and toured with the British Youth Opera.

Ken Roberts

Pianist and composer Ken has performed and conducted in numerous venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace.

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Day 1 UK to Düsseldorf to Cologne

Düsseldorf, Germany

Travel to Düsseldorf (a journey from Calais of around 4 hours and 45 minutes) and embark Spirit of the Rhine, which will begin cruising towards towards Cologne.

Enjoy dinner on board.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 2 Cologne to Koblenz 🎧

Cathedral and St Martin Church, Cologne

Explore the city of Cologne this morning on an included tour.

The city was founded by the Romans and has long been an important trading centre. The vast Gothic cathedral that towers over the city was started in 1248 as a pilgrimage church to house the relics of the three Magi. The two spires are 157 metres high, and were not completed until 1880.

Other highlights include Hohenzollern Bridge, and the pretty Altstadt, or old town, which has been sensitively restored to it's pre-World War Two glory.

Set sail at lunchtime and cruise to Koblenz, arriving late this evening.

Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Koblenz to Rüdesheim 🎧

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Koblenz City in Germany

This morning you have the opportunity to join an optional walking tour of Koblenz, which includes a visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Spend the afternoon cruising to Rüdesheim, arriving in the evening in time for an optional wine tasting excursion.

Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 4 Rüdesheim to Boppard 🎧

The Rhine at Boppard

An included excursion this morning visits the Siegfried's Museum of Mechanical Music, an eccentric collection of 350 self-playing instruments. This whimsical museum exhibits music boxes, barrel organs, hand-cranked carnival machines and early jukeboxes, all in full working order. Highlights include the ‘Puppet Orchestrion’, a huge cabinet containing puppet musicians (1888) and the later ‘Phonoliszt Violina’ a blend of piano and violins that plays in perfect harmony.

At lunchtime your ship cruises to Boppard arriving in the afternoon, giving you the opportunity to enjoy an optional wine tasting session.

Boppard Rhine Gorge Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 5 Amsterdam

André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra

Spend the morning cruising to arrive in the capital late this afternoon.

After an early dinner transfer by coach to the Ziggo Dome to take your Category 1 seat for André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, as they give their New Year’s concert. Known for inspiring his audiences to dance in the aisles, look forward to lively music as the maestro and his orchestra celebrate another new year!

Return to your ship afterwards.

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Day 6 Amsterdam 🎧

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Wake up for a full day in the Dutch capital. After breakfast explore Amsterdam, with its network of peaceful canals, cobbled streets, museums and galleries, on an included coach tour and canal cruise or instead opt for an included culinary-themed walking tour of the city.

This afternoon you have the opportunity to explore at leisure, perhaps pay a visit to one of the city’s world-class museums, such as the Rijksmuseum.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 7 Amsterdam 🎧

The canals of Amsterdam

Enjoy another full day in Amsterdam, with the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Volendam, Edam and the Katwoude cheese farm this morning.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 8 Amsterdam to UK

Disembark Spirit of the Rhine after breakfast to begin your return journey to the UK (the journey to Calais takes approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes).

André Rieu's New Years Concert

The Rhine and her tributaries