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Resplendent Rhine in Autumn for solo travellers

Resplendent Rhine in Autumn for solo travellers

The Rhine and Her Tributaries

  • A car with a tick VIP on selected river cruises
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See the beautiful riverscapes of the Rhine in autumn...

There are few better times to cruise the stately Rhine than at a time when the banks are ablaze with the colours of autumn.

This seven-night seasonal cruise aboard Saga’s brand new luxury ship, Spirit of the Rhine, has been specially planned so you and your other solo travellers are able to enjoy seeing the stunning scenery huddled beneath its rustling autumnal blanket. In addition to enjoying the marvels of Mother Nature, you can also visit historic cities and quaint wine towns as you wind your way along the Rhine.

After enjoying the highlights of Amsterdam on an included tour, cruise to Arnhem where you can learn more about one of the most famous battles of World War Two on another included excursion. Visit Bonn and perhaps explore the former home of Beethoven, another optional excursion venture into the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress overlooking the town of Koblenz. You can stroll along Rüdesheim's cobbled Drosselgasse and perhaps opt to join a wine tasting and enjoy a full day and included tour of the vibrant heart of Dusseldorf to bring your cruise to a close.


A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

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

CocktailWine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

PersonSaga Team


  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Solos Host
  • Social activities
  • Solos drinks party
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • All gratuities on board
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry

MapIncluded excursions

  • Amsterdam city tour and canal cruise
  • Arnhem Commemoration Tour
  • Dusseldorf City Tour

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration

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15/11/2021 UK to Amsterdam

Pretty Amsterdam at night, Netherlands

Travel to Amsterdam (the transfer time from Amsterdam airport is around 30 minutes, 20 minutes from Amsterdam train station or, if travelling by coach it takes around five-and-a-half hours from Calais plus comfort/lunch stops) and embark Spirit of the Rhine, which remains moored here overnight.

Settle into your cabin, then enjoy dinner on board as you meet your fellow guests.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

16/11/2021 Amsterdam to Arnhem 🎧

Traditional dutch food: herring with onion

The Dutch capital is rightly popular for its friendly welcome, picturesque canals, world-class museums and galleries and laid-back cafes and bars. This morning you can join an included tour of Amsterdam by coach and see the Royal Palace on Dam Square, the floating flower market, the Central Railway Station, which is built on thousands of wooden piles, and the 19th-century Rijksmuseum.

Afterwards, enjoy a canal cruise to the city centre with its historic bridges and gabled houses up close and view the Skinny Bridge, the Montelbaanstoren tower and the Jewish Quarter. Spirit of the Rhine sets sail at lunchtime and you will spend the rest of the day and evening cruising towards Arnhem, where you will moor overnight.

Arnhem Netherlands Europe

17/11/2021 Arnhem 🎧

John Frost Bridge, Arnhem

Enjoy a morning in Arnhem with plenty of time to join an included tour to learn more about the bloody battle that was fought here during World War II. 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. This afternoon and tonight cruise on towards the German border.

Arnhem Netherlands Europe

18/11/2021 Bonn to Koblenz 🎧

Bonn Town Hall in the Market Square

Arrive in Bonn after breakfast. An optional walking tour reveals sights such as the Electoral Palace and the baroque City Hall, and includes entrance to Beethoven's former home, now a museum dedicated to his life and work.

Cruise to Koblenz this afternoon, arriving late afternoon for an overnight mooring.

Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

19/11/2021 Koblenz to Rüdesheim 🎧

The vines of Rudesheim

Koblenz is a town where the rivers Rhine and Moselle meet and continue their journey to the North Sea.

The confluence is marked by a monument to Emperor Wilhelm I, and across the river from here is the vast Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which you can visit on an optional excursion this morning. This afternoon, relax on board during one of the highlights of your cruise as Spirit of the Rhine cruises through the UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine to Rüdesheim. Glide through a valley of steep banks cloaked in lush green forest and punctuated by the occasional fairytale castle. You’ll pass the fabled Lorelei Rock, where legend has it a beautiful siren used to coax sailors to their demise – keep an eye out for her bronze statue as you sail safely by.

Arriving this evening in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim where there’s time for you to join a wine tasting excursion. Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

20/11/2021 Rüdesheim to Düsseldorf 🎧


Spend the morning at leisure in Rüdesheim. Why not take a complimentary interactive map and slip on your headphones to take a self-guided tour of the town.

Alternatively, spend the morning on an optional excursion to Siegfried's Museum of Mechanical Music. You will return to the Rhine at lunchtime, cruising through the afternoon and evening to reach Dusseldorf late tonight.

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21/11/2021 Düsseldorf 🎧

St Lambertus Church, Düsseldorf

Look forward to spending a full day in delightful Düsseldorf where you can enjoy an included tour of the famous Old Town – a square kilometre full of churches, art and more than 250 pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in the heart of the city.

Join an expert guide on a stroll through the picturesque backstreets and discover why the Gothic St. Lambertus church has a twisted tower. The Burgplatz (square) with the Schlossturm (palace tower) holds great char and from here, it's a stone's throw to the Rhine embankment promenade which offers a stunning view of Düsseldorf's skyline and the Oberkassel Rhine banks.

Dusseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

22/11/2021 Düsseldorf to UK

Disembark Spirit of the Rhine after breakfast to begin your return journey to the UK (the transfer time to the airport is around 25 minutes, to get to Brussels train station it takes around three hours and if you’re travelling by coach to Calais it should take around five-and-a-half hours, plus comfort stops).

🎧 Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Bonn, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Düsseldorf.

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

Resplendent Rhine in Autumn for solo travellers

The Rhine and Her Tributaries