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  • Scenic Basel
    The most famous landmark in Basel, with its strategic location on the Rhine, is the Münster, built from red sandstone in Romanesque and Gothic styles, which was originally a Catholic cathedral and now a reformed Protestant church.
  • Enjoy an optional tour of Strasbourg
    Picturesque Petite France in Strasbourg, with its half-timbered houses and baroque sandstone buildings, was so named in the Middle Ages because of the numerous women there engaged in the occupation known as the ‘French business’!
  • Speyer's Romanesque Cathedral
    The historic city centre in Speyer is dominated by its Romanesque cathedral, the Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen, commissioned by Conrad II, on which work began in 1030.
  • Breisach's castle
    Breisach, in the Rhine Valley is built on a hill and sometimes becomes an island before the river was straightened in the 19th-century. As well as its 13th-century Romanesque St Stephansmünster cathedral, it also has a 17th-century fortress.  
  • The city of Mannheim
    Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers, has a historic water tower, the Wasserturm, set in a large park, which acts as the centrepiece for the city’s annual Christmas Market.  
River cruise highlights
Rhine river in Basel
Scenic Basel

The most famous landmark in Basel, with its strategic location on the Rhine, is the Münster, built from red sandstone in Romanesque and Gothic styles, which was originally a Catholic cathedral and now a reformed Protestant church.

Rhine and Moselle

  • Travel insurance
  • Included travel by coach and Eurotunnel
  • UK travel service
  • Full board
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • And more

14 nights
from
£1,549
per person


Rex Rheni

three anchors

Rex Rheni is a well-appointed ship, reserved exclusively for Saga passengers. This means that you will spend your cruise in the company of like-minded travellers, and with a great choice of on-board facilities, you can enjoy your days cruising as much as your time ashore.

Factfile

Length: 90 metres
Breadth: 11.4 metres
Maiden voyage: 1979
Passenger capacity: 151
Officers and crew: 25
Passenger decks: 4
Lift: None
Approximate twin cabin size: 11.25 square metres

Please note: There are steep steps between decks, but one chair lift and one plateau lift are available between the Main, Sun and Promenade Decks. There is no lift to the Passenger Deck

About the ship

Rex Rheni’s amenities include a restaurant, small shop, partially-shaded sun deck, fitness cycle and table tennis. The large windows in the bar/lounge are ideal for viewing the beautiful landscapes you cruise through.

You can help yourself to buffet-style breakfasts, enjoy three-course lunches, and look forward to four-course dinners with a choice of appetizing main courses, all served in the restaurant at one leisurely sitting. The cuisine has received our one rosette Good Food award for seven years running. You can enjoy wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner, and complimentary tea and coffee are available throughout the day.

In the evenings you may wish to relax in the lounge, where live music is performed nightly and light-hearted games and quizzes take place on some evenings.

Cabins are spread over three decks. All are compact, comfortable and air conditioned with a seating area, storage space and ‘pullman’ beds. Facilities include a television, telephone to reception, reading lights, wardrobe, and shower room with wc. A safe is available for a small charge.

Communication
Wireless internet connection is available on the Rex Rheni (only in the lounge). Charges apply with available options per hour, day and week.

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