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Rhine and Moselle

The Rhine and her tributaries

from £1,449 14 2

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Cruise the mighty Rhine and delightful Moselle from Colgne to Basel and back again, pausing to admire the highlights en route

Journey along two inviting waterways passing romantic locations where history reaches out. Be enchanted by architecture from centuries past and inspired by the holy hush of a Romanesque church, while glorious scenery will be a constant companion.

Including...

41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • UK travel service
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail party and Saga dinner
  • Cruise director
  • Saga cruise escort on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
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£400
per person on selected cabin grades and departures. Prices shown include saving.

14 Days 2015

Day 1 UK to Cologne

Cologne

Travel by Eurotunnel and onwards by coach to Cologne, where you embark Rex Rheni.

Rhine Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 2 Cologne to Koblenz

Koblenz

Sail to Koblenz, arriving early this morning.

Rhine Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Above Koblenz looms the impressive Prussian-built, 19th-century fortress, Festung Enhrenbreitstein. Travel to it by cable car for panoramic views. There will also be a guided city walk.

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein
Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Koblenz to Rüdesheim

Rudesheim

Explore historic Rüdesheim today. This evening, perhaps head to the town's famous Drosselgasse, which is lined with wine bars and taverns.

Rhine Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Be amazed at this eccentric collection of 'self-playing' musical instruments, including barrel organs, music boxes and puppet musicians.

Seigfried's Mechanical Music Museum
Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 4 Rüdesheim to Speyer

Speyer

Sail upstream to the elegant Roman town of Speyer, arriving in the afternoon.

The town boasts one of Europe’s great Romanesque churches and has retained a reminder of its glorious past in buildings such as the 12th-century Jewish baths and the city gate.

Rhine Speyer Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 5 Speyer to Strasbourg

Strasbourg

As you cruise towards Strasbourg in France you pause in Rastatt.

Rhine Strasbourg Alsace France Europe

Optional excursions

Enjoy a scenic drive with stops to explore both Freudenstad and Oppenau. Later you can treat yourself to tea and a slice of the famous gateau…

Black Forest Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 6 Strasbourg to Breisach

Breisach

A French city with distinctive German influences, Strasbourg's crowning glory is its ornate Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame.

Leave Strasbourg this afternoon for the voyage to Breisach, arriving in time for an evening stroll along the promenade.

Rhine Breisach Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 7 Breisach to Basel

Basel

Sail along the Rhine to Basel in Switzerland.

Basel Port Switzerland Europe Rhine

Optional excursions

Take a day trip into the heart of the Black Forest to the shores of Lake Titisee, where you can enjoy a short boat ride then lunch at a lakeside restaurant.

Lake Titisee
Lake Titisee Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 8 Basel

Basel

Basel is located at the meeting point of Switzerland, Germany and France.

Perhaps visit the stunning Bernese Oberland to see Grindelwald, Interlaken and the Eiger and Monch Mountains.

Basel Port Switzerland Europe Rhine

Day 9 Breisach to Kehl to Mannheim

Mannheim

Enjoy an optional excursion to the scenic wine-growing region of the Alsace, including a tour of the quaint town of Colmar.

Rhine Mannheim Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Take a scenic trip iinto the Alsace region of France and the town of Colmar. See the highlights on a guided walk then continue to the wine town of Riquewihr. Enjoy free time to explore and enjoy coffee and cake.

Colmar Alsace France Europe

Day 10 Mannheim to Mainz

Mainz

Cruise to historic Mainz, an ancient city with a charming old quarter of half-timbered houses.

Rhine Mainz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Tour the magnificent Renaissance castle, then stroll through the streets of this famous university town and see the iconic 'Old Bridge'.

Heidelberg Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 11 Mainz to Boppard to Alken

Alken

Boppard has a magical setting in the valley of the mythical Lorelei. While here, you have the opportunity to stroll along the 19th-century promenade.

Boppard Rhine Gorge Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe Moselle Alken

Day 12 Alken to Cochem

Cochem

Today you cruise the Moselle to Cochem, with its picturesque castle perched high above the river.

Moselle Cochem Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 13 Cochem to Königswinter

Konigswinter

Enjoy the morning in the pretty village of Winningen.

Rhine Königswinter North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Included excursions

See the steep, terraced vineyards of this red-wine producing valley and visit the pretty medieval town at its heart.

Day 14 Königswinter to Cologne

Cologne

Enjoy the scenery as you cruise back to Cologne. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore this famous city.

Rhine Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Take a walk past the historic sights of the former West German capital and the birthplace of Beethoven. A visit to the composer's former home, now a museum, is included.

Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 15 Cologne to the UK

Cologne

Disembark after breakfast and return by coach and Eurotunnel to the UK.

Rhine Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe
14 Days 2016

Day 1 UK to Cologne

Cologne

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Cologne via Eurotunnel and embark Rex Rheni.

Rhine Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 2 Cologne to Koblenz

Koblenz

Sail to Koblenz, with its glorious location on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. An optional tour visits the Festung Ehrenbreitstein.

Rhine Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Above Koblenz looms the impressive Prussian-built, 19th-century fortress, Festung Enhrenbreitstein. Travel to it by cable car for panoramic views. There will also be a guided city walk.

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein
Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Koblenz to Rüdesheim

Rudesheim

Cruise the famous Middle Rhine where steep banks are overlooked by historic castles, and past Lorelei Rock. This afternoon, stop in Rüdesheim, famed for the wine taverns lining the charming alleyway known as the Drosselgasse. This evening, perhaps join an optional visit to Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music.

Rhine Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Be amazed at this eccentric collection of 'self-playing' musical instruments, including barrel organs, music boxes and puppet musicians.

Seigfried's Mechanical Music Museum
Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 4 Rüdesheim to Speyer

Speyer

Sail to the elegant Roman town of Speyer, arriving this afternoon. The town boasts one of Europe’s great Romanesque churches, 12th-century Jewish baths and the city gate. 

Rhine Speyer Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 5 Speyer to Rastatt to Strasbourg

Strasbourg

During the journey to Strasbourg, pause in Rastatt where an optional afternoon excursion visits the Black Forest.

Rhine Strasbourg Alsace France Europe

Optional excursions

Enjoy a scenic drive with stops to explore both Freudenstad and Oppenau. Later you can treat yourself to tea and a slice of the famous gateau…

Black Forest Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 6 Strasbourg to Breisach

Breisach

A French city with distinctive German influences, Strasbourg's crowning glory is its ornate Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. See the highlights on an optional morning excursion. Leave this afternoon for the voyage to Breisach, arriving in time for an evening stroll along the promenade.

Rhine Breisach Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Visit La Petite France, Strasbourg's old quarter and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the main sights by coach, take a walking tour to the cathedral, then cruise along the canals.

Strasbourg-Alsace, France
Strasbourg Alsace France Europe

Day 7 Breisach to Basel

Basel

Today you can join an optional excursion into the Black Forest to Lake Titisee. Alternatively, stay aboard as you cruise to Basel in Switzerland. 

Basel Port Switzerland Europe Rhine

Optional excursions

Take a day trip into the heart of the Black Forest to the shores of Lake Titisee, where you can enjoy a short boat ride then lunch at a lakeside restaurant.

Lake Titisee
Lake Titisee Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 8 Basel to Kehl

Basel

Basel is located at the meeting point of Switzerland, Germany and France. Spend the day exploring Basel or join an optional full-day tour to the Bernese Oberland.

Kehl Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Journey along winding roads through alpine pastures, beneath the towering mountain trio of the Eiger, Mönch and the Jungrau, to Interlaken then to Grindelwald where you'll have lunch and time to explore.

Bernese Oberland Switzerland Europe

Day 9 Kehl to Mannheim

Mannheim

Enjoy an optional excursion to  Alsace, including a tour of the quaint town of Colmar.

Rhine Mannheim Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Take a scenic trip iinto the Alsace region of France and the town of Colmar. See the highlights on a guided walk then continue to the wine town of Riquewihr. Enjoy free time to explore and enjoy coffee and cake.

Colmar Alsace France Europe

Day 10 Mannheim to Mainz

Mainz

From Mannheim, an optional excursion visits Heidelberg. Alternatively, stay on board and enjoy the cruise to historic Mainz. Arrive around 12.30pm for an afternoon to explore this ancient city independently.

Rhine Mainz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Tour the magnificent Renaissance castle, then stroll through the streets of this famous university town and see the iconic 'Old Bridge'.

Heidelberg Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 11 Mainz to Boppard to Alken

Alken

Boppard has a magical setting in the valley of the mythical Lorelei. While here, you have the opportunity to stroll along the 19th-century promenade.

Boppard Rhine Gorge Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe Moselle Alken

Day 12 Alken to Cochem to Winningen

Cochem

Cruise the Moselle to Cochem, with its picturesque castle perched high above the river. You can visit the castle and sample wines on an optional excursion before sailing to Winningen.

Moselle Cochem Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe Winningen Saxony-Anhalt

Optional excursions

Take a guided tour of the castle to discover its history and see fabulous Renaissance and baroque furniture, then visit a local vineyard for a tasting of Riesling wines. 

Winetasting
Cochem Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 13 Winningen to Königswinter

Konigswinter

Enjoy the morning in the pretty village of Winningen. Before lunch, set sail for Königswinter and perhaps join an optional trip to the Ahr Valley en route. 

Rhine Königswinter North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

See the steep, terraced vineyards of this red-wine producing valley and visit the pretty medieval town at its heart.

Day 14 Königswinter to Cologne

Cologne

An optional excursion explores Bonn or you may wish to visit the ruins of Drachenfels Castle. Later this morning, you cruise back to Cologne for an afternoon in this vibrant city. 

Rhine Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

Take a walk past the historic sights of the former West German capital and the birthplace of Beethoven. A visit to the composer's former home, now a museum, is included.

Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Ascend by rack and pinion train to the romantic ruins of Drachefels Castle. It was used by the composer Wagner, in the third of the four operas of his Ring Cyle, as the site where Siegfried slayed the dragon Fifnir and bathed in his blood to gain special powers... 

Drachenfels
Drachenfels Castle Königswinter North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 15 Cologne to the UK

Cologne

Disembark your ship after breakfast for your return trip to the UK.

Rhine Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe Cologne

Rhine and Moselle

The Rhine and her tributaries

from £1,449 14 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £24 if not required