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Rhine and Moselle

The Rhine and her tributaries

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Cruise the mighty Rhine and delightful Moselle from Cologne to Basel

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 or P&O Ferries (2017 departures only)
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail party and Saga dinner
  • Saga cruise director
  • Saga cruise escort on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
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£250
per person on selected cabin grades & departures when you book by May 13, 2016. Prices shown include saving.

May 2016 Departure

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Day 1 UK to Cologne

Cologne

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Cologne via Eurotunnel or on 2017 departures - P&O Ferries 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, a citadel built by the Prussians.

Rhine Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Koblenz to Rüdesheim

Rudesheim

Cruise the famous Middle Rhine which has steep banks overlooked by many historic castles, and past Lorelei Rock. This afternoon stop in Rüdesheim which is famed for the wine taverns lining its charming Drosselgasse. Whilst here, perhaps join an optional visit to Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music.

Rhine Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 4 Rüdesheim to Mannheim

Speyer

Sail to the town of Mannheim, arriving mid morning. Mannheim has long inspired poets and writers and consequently became a favourite destination for 19th-century travellers undertaking ‘The Grand Tour’. Cruise overnight towards Rastatt.

Mannheim Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 5 Rastatt to Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Pause in Rastatt early this morning where an optional excursion visits the Black Forest, rejoining the ship in Strasbourg. A French city with distinctive German influences, Strasbourg's crowning glory is its ornate Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. See the highlights on an optional excursion. Moor overnight in Strasbourg.

Rhine Strasbourg Alsace France Europe

Day 6 Strasbourg to Breisach

Breisach

Leave this morning for the voyage to Breisach, arriving this afternoon and mooring for the night.

Rhine Breisach Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 7 Breisach to Basel

Basel

Today you can join an optional excursion into the Black Forest to Lake Titisee. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake and a boat trip with stunning views. Alternatively, stay aboard and sail along the Rhine to Basel in Switzerland.

Basel Port Switzerland Europe Rhine

Day 8 Basel to Kehl

Basel

Basel is located at the meeting point of Switzerland, Germany and France. Spend the day exploring or join an optional full-day tour to the Bernese Oberland to see stunning Grindelwald, Interlaken and the Eiger and Monch Mountains. Depart early evening for Kehl.

Kehl Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 9 Kehl to Mannheim

Mannheim

Arrive in Kehl this morning and enjoy a day exploring. Depart late this afternoon and sail to Mannheim.

Rhine Mannheim Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 10 Mannheim to Mainz

Mainz

From Mannheim, join an optional excursion to the university town of Heidelberg. Alternatively, stay on board and cruise to historic Mainz, an ancient city with a charming old quarter of half-timbered houses.

Rhine Mainz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 11 Mainz to Boppard to Alken

Alken

Depart Mainz this morning and explore Boppard this afternoon 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

Today you cruise the Moselle to Cochem, with its picturesque castle perched high above the river. You can visit the castle and sample the wines of a local cellar on an optional excursion before sailing to Winningen.

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

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

Day 14 Königswinter to Cologne

Cologne

An optional excursion explores Bonn or you may wish to take Germany's oldest rack and pinion train to 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

Day 15 Cologne to the UK

Cologne

Disembark your ship and return to the UK.

Rhine Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe Cologne
June July 2016 Departures

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Day 1 UK to Cologne

Cologne

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Cologne via Eurotunnel or on 2017 departures - P&O Ferries 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, a citadel built by the Prussians.

Rhine Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Koblenz to Rüdesheim

Rudesheim

Cruise the famous Middle Rhine which has steep banks overlooked by many historic castles, and past Lorelei Rock. This afternoon stop in Rüdesheim which is famed for the wine taverns lining its charming Drosselgasse. Whilst here, perhaps join an optional visit to Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music.

Rhine 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.

Speyer Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 5 Speyer to Rastatt to Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Depart Speyer in the early hours and, en route to Strasbourg, pause in Rastatt where an optional morning excursion visits the Black Forest. Arrive in Strasbourg early this afternoon. A French city with distinctive German influences, Strasbourg's crowning glory is its ornate Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. See the highlights on an optional excursion. Moor overnight in Strasbourg.

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

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 6 Strasbourg to Breisach

Breisach

Leave this morning for the voyage to Breisach, arriving this afternoon and mooring for the night.

Rhine Breisach Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 7 Breisach to Basel

Basel

Today you can join an optional excursion into the Black Forest to Lake Titisee. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake and a boat trip with stunning views. Alternatively, stay aboard and sail along the Rhine to Basel in Switzerland.

Basel Port Switzerland Europe Rhine

Day 8 Basel to Kehl

Basel

Basel is located at the meeting point of Switzerland, Germany and France. Spend the day exploring or join an optional full-day tour to the Bernese Oberland to see stunning Grindelwald, Interlaken and the Eiger and Monch Mountains. Depart early evening for Kehl.

Kehl Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 9 Kehl to Mannheim

Mannheim

Arrive in Kehl this morning and enjoy a day exploring. Depart late this afternoon and sail to Mannheim.

Rhine Mannheim Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 10 Mannheim to Mainz

Mainz

From Mannheim, join an optional excursion to the university town of Heidelberg. Alternatively, stay on board and cruise to historic Mainz, an ancient city with a charming old quarter of half-timbered houses.

Rhine Mainz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 11 Mainz to Boppard to Alken

Alken

Depart Mainz this morning and explore Boppard this afternoon 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

Today you cruise the Moselle to Cochem, with its picturesque castle perched high above the river. You can visit the castle and sample the wines of a local cellar on an optional excursion before sailing to Winningen.

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

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

Day 14 Königswinter to Cologne

Cologne

An optional excursion explores Bonn or you may wish to take Germany's oldest rack and pinion train to 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

Day 15 Cologne to the UK

Cologne

Disembark your ship and return to the UK.

Rhine Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe Cologne
September 2016 Departure

View Full Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Cologne

Cologne

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Cologne via Eurotunnel or on 2017 departures - P&O Ferries 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, a citadel built by the Prussians.

Rhine Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Koblenz to Rüdesheim

Rudesheim

Cruise the famous Middle Rhine which has steep banks overlooked by many historic castles, and past Lorelei Rock. This afternoon stop in Rüdesheim which is famed for the wine taverns lining its charming Drosselgasse. Whilst here, perhaps join an optional visit to Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music.

Rhine Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 4 Rüdesheim to Germersheim

Germersheim

Sail to the town of Germersheim, arriving this afternoon. The town dates from the medieval period and some monuments from that era remain.

Speyer Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe Germersheim

Day 5 Germersheim to Rastatt to Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Depart Germersheim in the early hours and, en route to Strasbourg, pause in Rastatt where an optional excursion visits the Black Forest, rejoining the ship in Strasbourg. A French city with distinctive German influences, Strasbourg's crowning glory is its ornate Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. See the highlights on an optional excursion. Moor overnight in Strasbourg.

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

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 6 Strasbourg to Breisach

Breisach

Leave this morning for the voyage to Breisach, arriving this afternoon and mooring for the night.

Rhine Breisach Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 7 Breisach to Basel

Basel

Today you can join an optional excursion into the Black Forest to Lake Titisee. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake and a boat trip with stunning views. Alternatively, stay aboard and sail along the Rhine to Basel in Switzerland.

Basel Port Switzerland Europe Rhine

Day 8 Basel to Kehl

Basel

Basel is located at the meeting point of Switzerland, Germany and France. Spend the day exploring or join an optional full-day tour to the Bernese Oberland to see stunning Grindelwald, Interlaken and the Eiger and Monch Mountains. Depart early evening for Kehl.

Kehl Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 9 Kehl to Mannheim

Mannheim

Arrive in Kehl this morning and enjoy a day exploring. Depart late this afternoon and sail to Mannheim.

Rhine Mannheim Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 10 Mannheim to Mainz

Mainz

From Mannheim, join an optional excursion to the university town of Heidelberg. Alternatively, stay on board and cruise to historic Mainz, an ancient city with a charming old quarter of half-timbered houses.

Rhine Mainz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 11 Mainz to Boppard to Alken

Alken

Depart Mainz this morning and explore Boppard this afternoon 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

Today you cruise the Moselle to Cochem, with its picturesque castle perched high above the river. You can visit the castle and sample the wines of a local cellar on an optional excursion before sailing to Winningen.

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

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

Day 14 Königswinter to Cologne

Cologne

An optional excursion explores Bonn or you may wish to take Germany's oldest rack and pinion train to 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

Day 15 Cologne to the UK

Cologne

Disembark your ship and return to the UK.

Rhine Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe Cologne

Please note

Departures in 2016 follow a slightly different itinerary. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.


Rhine and Moselle

The Rhine and her tributaries

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