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Jazz and Wine on the Rhine and Moselle for solo travellers

Rhine and her tributaries

from £1,399 per person
1 passenger 7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
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Enjoy a sociable cruise along the prettiest stretches of the Moselle and Rhine rivers on this jazz and wine themed cruise reserved exclusively for solo travellers. Step aboard Rex Rheni in Cologne, before cruising to Koblenz and Zell as you trace the gentle curves of the vine-clad Moselle.

In Traben-Trarbach you can enjoy an included wine tasting, before continuing to beautiful Beilstein and the town of Cochem. You will have time in the celebrated wine town of Rüdesheim and can join an included wine tasting in Boppard, before returning to the city of Cologne for a tour. Joining you on board will be Richard Leach’s Street Jazz Band who will be performing a variety of live jazz sessions.

Including...

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

CocktailFree bar on board open 12 hours a day†

Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

PersonSaga Cruise Host

Plus…

  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry
  • Drinks reception and Captain's dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Saga Cruise Assistant on board
  • Six live jazz sessions
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship

MapIncluded excursions

  • Traben-Trarbach wine tasting
  • Boppard wine tasting
  • Cologne city tour

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration
†The free bar on board is open from 12pm to midnight, serving non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


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Day 1 UK to Cologne

Views across Cologne with Cologne Cathedral and the Rhine

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Cologne (Cologne is approximately five hours from Calais) and embark Rex Rheni.

Meet your guest musicians at a welcome drink reception. Enjoy dinner on board tonight.

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Day 2 Koblenz to Zell 🎧

Festung Ehrenbreitstein at the German Corner in Koblenz

Explore historic Koblenz, and perhaps visit the Festung Ehrenbreitstein, a citadel built by the Prussians, on an optional excursion. As you sail away keep a look-out for the Deutsches Eck headland, which marks the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle.

Cruise the beautiful sweeping curves of the Moselle towards Zell.

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Day 3 Zell to Traben-Trarbach

Zell on the Moselle River, Germany

The picturesque little town of Zell is famous for its Schwarze Katze – Black Cat – vineyard.

Later this morning, cruise along the meandering Middle Rhine to the twin villages of Traben-Trarbach which straddle the Moselle. They are known as the 'capitals' of the wine region and are home to many art nouveau buildings. Join an included excursion to a local vineyard for a wine tasting – perhaps sample some 'flowery' Mosel.

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Day 4 Traben-Trarbach to Beilstein to Cochem

The small village of Beilstein on the Moselle

Set sail this morning and cruise to Beilstein – known as the ‘Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle’ due to its historic inaccessibility and beautiful setting.

Enjoy some time at leisure before cruising on to moor in the wine town of Cochem tonight.

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Day 5 Cochem to Rüdesheim 🎧

Old Town Cochem and the Reichsburg Castle

The lovely town of Cochem has been inhabited since Roman times. Wander the narrow streets lined with gabled houses, and see the remains of the Old Town Wall. You can join an optional excursion around Cochem and magical Reichsburg Castle finishing with a trip to a local vineyard.

Cruise from the Moselle into the stunning Rhine Gorge and sail to Rüdesheim.

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Day 6 Rüdesheim to Boppard

The Rhine at Boppard

Explore the charming old wine-town of Rüdesheim and perhaps sample the local coffee, a heady brew laced with German brandy.

You can also join an optional excursion to Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music. This afternoon cruise back along what is probably the most famous and scenic stretch of the river – the romantic Rhine Gorge – to Boppard, past a heady array of castles, terraced vineyards and attractive villages as well as the famous Lorelei Rock. The small riverside town of Boppard boasts more than 2,000 years of history. Don't miss the Gothic Carmelite Church or the opportunity to stroll along the Rheinallee, a waterfront promenade.

Enjoy a wine tasting this afternoon in Boppard.

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Day 7 Boppard to Cologne 🎧

Cologne's Gothic Cathedral

Leave Boppard this morning and sail to Cologne to explore Germany's fourth largest city at your leisure, before an included city tour this afternoon.

The city’s skyline is dominated by the vast Gothic cathedral, originally a pilgrimage church designed to house the relics of the three Magi. The colourful houses of the old town are nearby, but large part of the city are more modern as a result of bombing during World War II. Art lovers will enjoy both the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and the Museum Ludwig.

Enjoy a farewell dinner on board your ship tonight.

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Day 8 Cologne to UK

Disembark after breakfast and travel to the UK by coach.

Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Immortalised by Byron and Herman Melville, lofty fortifications have glowered over Koblenz since 1,000AD and changed faces over the centuries. The Prussians constructed Festung Ehrenbreitstein in the early 19th century, when Rhineland became a Prussian province. Despite being Europe’s second largest fortress, after Gibraltar, it played no part in either WWI or WWII. Enjoy a panoramic cable car ride from Koblenz up to the fortress, the views are astounding and you’ll learn about the history of the site. There will be a guided walk around the historic city of Koblenz, and you can admire the elegant architecture.

Walking Grade 4

Three hours
Fortress Ehrenbreitstein
  • Optional on 7 nights itinerary

Cochem, Reichsburg Castle and Wine tasting

Visit fairy-tale Reichsburg Castle to learn about its colourful history and see magnificent views of the Moselle. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle, which was rescued and restored in the 19th century in neo-Gothic style. Today it is a fabulous showcase for Renaissance and baroque furniture. Later head to a local vineyard and winery for an introductory talk, and a tasting of four regional white Rieslings. There'll be the chance to purchase some wine before returning to the ship.

Walking Grade 3

Three-and-a-half hours
Winetasting
  • Optional on 7 nights itinerary

Cochem Noddy Train

From the pier you'll be met by the Cochem land train, which will take you on a 25-minute guided tour around the town. Starting at the old Mosel Bridge, you'll be taken through the old town and will then cross the new bridge into the Cond district, from where you'll have great views of Cochem and Reichsburg. The land train then takes you to the Moselstrabe and alongside the vineyards which ascend up the valley. After your sightseeing tour you'll have some free time to spend in Cochem, before being collected by the land train and taken back to the ship.

Walking Grade 2

Two-and-a-half hours
Explore Cochem by land train
  • Optional on 7 nights itinerary

Siegfrieds Museum of Mechanical Music

Siegfried Wendel’s eccentric collection of 350 self-playing instruments is a veritable treat for eyes and ears. In this whimsical museum you’ll find a fantastical, nostalgic and joyous cacophony of beautiful music boxes, barrel organs, hand-cranked carnival machines and early jukeboxes, all in full working order. High points include the ‘Puppet Orchestrion’, a huge cabinet containing puppet musicians (1888) and the later ‘Phonoliszt Violina’ a blend of piano and violins that plays in perfect harmony.

Walking Grade 2

One-and-a-half hours
Seigfried's Mechanical Music Museum
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  • Optional on 7 nights itinerary

Joining you on board

Richard Leach’s Street Jazz Band

Accompanying your cruise will be professional jazz trombonist, Richard Leach and Richard Leach’s Street Jazz Band. The infectious rhythms and strolling traditional jazz of this six-piece ensemble will delight you as they perform a mixture of popular songs from the 1920-1940s as well as classic compositions live on board.

Jazz and Wine on the Rhine and Moselle for solo travellers

Rhine and her tributaries

from £1,399 per person
1 passenger
7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
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Jazz and Wine on the Rhine and Moselle for solo travellers

Rhine and her tributaries

from £1,399 per person
1 passenger
7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required