The Majestic Rhine: Beethoven & The German Romantics

Classical Music Travel: Rhine River Cruise

June 6 – 17, 2024 (12 days)

Amsterdam – Düsseldorf – Cologne – Bonn – Koblenz Rüdesheim – Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg – Speyer Strasbourg – Breisach – Riquewihr – Freiburg – Basel

Join artists and patrons of the Victoria Symphony on a cultural adventure up the historic Rhine accompanied by an intimate concert series presented by Music Host Matthew White.


Save your spot! Guests of Victoria Symphony are encouraged to commit to this special cruise. Bookings will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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 Special Travel International Contact Information: | 604-291-1332

Dear Traveler(s),

Join us for an extraordinary journey through historic lands which have inspired artists, writers, architects and musicians for centuries. As we cruise from Holland through Germany and France to Switzerland, we’ll be floating through the regions which gave rise to the Rhinemaidens, Lorelei, and all the fantasies of the Grimms. Centuries of wild myths and romantic poetry, picturesque halftimbered towns and castle eyries form a backdrop for our cruise’s unrivalled musical score, rich in the works of Beethoven and the German Romantic composers. Falling in love with the AmaSerena for our 2018 Danube and 2019 Rhine music cruises, we are delighted to rejoin her for our glorious cruise up the Rhine from Amsterdam through Cologne and Strasbourg to Basel. This graciously appointed vessel, paired with exceptional service and fine cuisine assures a thoroughly enjoyable and worry free holiday.

A wonderful classical music program will be assembled by Matthew White, CEO of the Victoria Symphony, assisted by Chris Wilkinson, CEO of the Symphony Nova Scotia. They will carry on what our legendary Canadian musician and impresario George Zukerman, O.C., O.B.C., started with our first classical music cruise on the Danube in 2015. They will host your musical journey and invited Lorraine Min, Terence Tam and Rachel Desoer to be our on-board feature artists on the Rhine. Exceptional music both aboard and in magnificent venues, framed by great sightseeing opportunities along the busy Rhine River, will make for a fantastic cultural journey. This is what makes our Classical Music Travel programs so special and unique; handcrafted itineraries combining memorable musical performances with the joy of experiencing other cultures and countries. We do it in comfort and style, with engaging travel companions who share your passion for both music and travel! We look forward to having you join us!

Gery Valtiner
Programme Director, Special Travel International