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Rhine and Moselle

Germany, France and Switzerland

from £1,499 14 2

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

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

An optional tour reveals the fascinating Old Town and the nearby Marksburg Castle.

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

See all kinds of mechanical music makers from barrel organs and music boxes to horn gramophones.

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

Join an optional coach tour of the Black Forest, including a stop in Oppenau for tea and Black Forest gateau, before rejoining the ship in Strasbourg.

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

Join an optional excursion from here to Lake Titisee in the enchanting Black Forest, where you can enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake and a boat trip with stunning views

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

Take a optional excursion by coach from Mannheim to the beautiful old university city of Heidelberg.

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

Perhaps join an optional trip to the Ahr Valley en route

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

Join an optional excursion to the city of Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven

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 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

An optional tour reveals the fascinating Old Town and the nearby Marksburg Castle.

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

See all kinds of mechanical music makers from barrel organs and music boxes to horn gramophones.

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

Join an optional coach tour of the Black Forest, including a stop in Oppenau for tea and Black Forest gateau, before rejoining the ship in Strasbourg.

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

Join an optional excursion from here to Lake Titisee in the enchanting Black Forest, where you can enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake and a boat trip with stunning views

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.

Basel Port Switzerland Europe Rhine

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

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

Take a optional excursion by coach from Mannheim to the beautiful old university city of Heidelberg.

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

Perhaps join an optional trip to the Ahr Valley en route

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

Join an optional excursion to the city of Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven

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

Please note

Please Note: 2016 departures 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

Germany, France and Switzerland

from £1,499 14 2

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