Music, Arts & Craft of Switzerland and the Rhine

Music, Arts & Craft of Switzerland and the Rhine

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  • Visit the historic towns and cities of the Rhine and retrace the life of the musical genius, Beethoven, with a visit to his birthplace Bonn. 
  • Enjoy lively on-board performances. There's a classical music performance - featuring melodies inspired by the breathtaking landscapes along the river - and a performance of music and dance inspired by the legends and folklore of the mighty Rhine. 
  • Discover the fantastic craftsmanship along the Rhine with visits to the world of automatic musical instruments at Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet in Rüdesheim and the Alsatian Museum, to learn more about life in Alsace in the 18th and 19th centuries. 
  • Marvel at sights along the Rhine river, including passage through the Rhine Gorge and Boppard bend and gaze in awe at the jaw-dropping vistas that inspired many of Mendelson's most famous compositions - including the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Swiss countryside which are said to have inspired String Symphony No. 9 in C. 
  • Visit craftsmen who make cuckoo clocks in the Black Forest and the traditional glass blowers of Switzerland. 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
7 nights on a five-star ship
9 tours & visits
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director
All port charges & taxes


Hidden among some of Europe's loveliest landscapes is a world of art, music and architecture that's just waiting to be uncovered on our spellbinding cruise along the Rhine river. We'll start with a journey into the verdant and wild countryside of Switzerland that inspired some of Mendelson's finest compositions and wander through the Black Forest - a dark pine forest steeped in fairytales - where we'll explore a world of traditional handicrafts. In France, we'll discover more about life in Strasbourg before heading back into Germany to enjoy a world of mechanical musical instruments in Rüdesheim and visit Bonn, the birthplace of Beethoven. 

This holiday is a unique twist on our popular Rhine Cruise to Switzerland river cruise, ideal for those looking to explore the region on one of Europe's most beautiful waterways and learn more about the region's historic legacy of music, crafts and art. 

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of sole occupancy cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera River Cruises cruise director

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Swiss Francs
  • Languages: German, Swiss
  • Countries: Germany, Switzerland


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.


We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your vacation with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the vacation due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us to discuss these concerns. 

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