- Dom Tower
The skyline of pretty Utrecht is dominated by this landmark.
- The sounds of the 60s
Enjoy your favourite tracks from the past brought to life on board by Band of Gold.
- Hoorn of plenty
Soak up the maritime history of this picturesque port town.
- Iconic Amsterdam
You can explore the city’s streets and waterways on an optional excursion.
Sounds of the 60s in the Netherlands for solo travellers
Dutch and Belgian Waterwaysfrom £1,129 per person 5 1 Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
- New holiday
- VIP on selected river cruises
- Solo Travellers
- All Inclusive
Cruse through the Netherlands to the sounds of live 60s music
Join other independent travellers and a dedicated solos host to sail the scenic waterways of Holland and visit interesting and iconic cities to the soundtrack of classic 60s music. Enjoy live music on board Rex Rheni on all five nights of your cruise, which begins in Arnhem, where you might wish to explore the history of the the infamous World War II Operation Market Garden on an optional excursion during your two nights moored there.
Cruise to historic Utrecht where you might choose to join another optional guided tour and continue to Hoorn where an included excursion visits the once prominent trading town, and the interesting Westfries Museum. Your final port of call is the iconic capital city, Amsterdam, where you have 24 hours in which to explore, perhaps on an optional city tour and canal cruise, a fitting way to round off your musical holiday in style.
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
- Free bar open 12 hours a day†
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK
- Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry
- Five live music performances
- Two briefings from your band leader
- Solos Host
- Saga Cruise Host
- Saga Cruise Assistant
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
- Walking tour of Hoorn
†The free bar, open from midday to midnight, serves non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Day 1 UK to Arnhem
Your musical adventure starts as you travel by coach via Eurotunnel or ferry to Arnhem.
Embark Rex Rheni and look forward to a welcome reception and dinner on board tonight as you remain moored here for the next two nights. You can also enjoy a live performance from Band of Gold to get your musical holiday off to an exuberant start.
Day 2 Arnhem
Today is at leisure for you to explore independently or perhaps join an optional tour to see famous sights associated with Operation Market Garden, a battle fought in 1944 and the subject of the epic war film A Bridge too Far.
Remain moored in Arnhem overnight and look forward to your second live on-board performance.
Day 3 Arnhem to Utrecht
Your cruise begins before breakfast this morning and you will sail through the morning to arrive in Utrecht at lunchtime.
This afternoon perhaps take an independent stroll through the medieval heart of the city with its 112-metre high Domtoren tower or visit one of the city’s museums, alternatively you might prefer to join an optional two-hour guided walking tour of the city.
Remain moored here overnight with your third live set to entertain you on board this evening.
Day 4 Utrecht to Hoorn 🎧
Bid Utrecht farewell over breakfast and sail on to reach Hoorn around lunchtime.
You'll then have the afternoon in Hoorn to see the 16th and 17th-century town houses – the Dutch East India Company made it a wealthy trading town. Join an included walking tour which also visits the interesting Westfries Museum and its fascinating collection of ceramic tiles, silver, china and model ships.
Moor overnight in Hoorn where you’ll need your dancing shoes once more as your fourth live music set takes place.
Day 5 Hoorn to Amsterdam 🎧
Sail on before breakfast and arrive in Amsterdam with plenty of time left this morning for exploration, either independently or by joining an optional city tour which features a canal cruise.
The remainder of your day is yours to explore the iconic capital at your leisure. The final night of your holiday is spent moored in Amsterdam where you can enjoy a rousing musical finale on board this evening.
Day 6 Amsterdam to UK
Disembark your ship after breakfast and begin your return journey to the UK.
Amsterdam City and Canals
This cosmopolitan capital delights visitors with its pretty tree-lined canals – criss-crossed by over a thousand bridges – exquisite architecture and world-class art collections. Enjoy a canal cruise to view such treasures as the famous Skinny Bridge, the Montelbaanstoren tower and the Jewish Quarter. Highlights are subject to change.
Walking grade 3
Optional on 5 nights itinerary
Visit the site of the momentous events of Operation Market Garden, beginning at the famous ‘Bridge Too Far’. It was here that the 2nd Battalion, led by Lieutenant Colonel Frost, held out for four days in September 1944 against overwhelming odds. At the north end, you’ll see a monument which honours those who participated in the mission, many of whom lost their lives.Continue to the old church in Oosterbeek, where the Allies took refuge prior to withdrawing, passing some of the fields where the landings took place. At the Airborne Museum, you can see photographs and memorabilia, along with anti-tank guns and a Sherman tank which stand exactly where they were left in battle. You return to Arnhem via the Airborne Cemetery, the final resting place of 1,748 Allied troops.
Walking grade 2
Optional on 5 nights itinerary
Joining you on board
Virtuoso Jeremy Huggett, a previous UK award winner for best reed player, clearly demonstrates his skill and maturity on saxophones, flute, and vocals. Since December 2000, Jeremy has been guesting on sax and flute with legendary rock group, Hawkwind. He’s also played with famous names all over the country, including Acker Bilk.
Band of Gold
Band of Gold was formed in 1997 and, led by Jeremy Huggett, is guaranteed to entertain and get the on-board party going. Band of Gold is extremely versatile and for this holiday, Jeremy has put together a line-up focusing on rock & roll and the sounds of the 60s. The band will have a five piece line-up consisting of saxes/vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. Although based in Devon, Band of Gold travel across the UK and abroad.
Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently. Optional excursions are at an additional cost and all excursions are subject to availability and change.
🎧 Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Hoorn and Amsterdam.