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Sail the Rhine to the sounds of live 60s music

Loving the Swinging 60’s... this Rhine cruise is for you! What a harmonious combination… cruising past the vineyards of the Rhine (but also pausing for wine tastings) and revisiting the timeless sounds of your youth, all performed live on board ship by your host Jeremy Huggett and the versatile Band of Gold. You’ll see the prettiest stretches of the river, taste and compare local wines and enjoy live 60s music every night throughout this exuberant cruise. Hear hits of the time that were created by the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield, the pioneers of Rock ‘n’ Roll including Bill Haley & the Comets and Elvis. The final farewell concert features hits from The Carpenters, The Beach Boys, The Troggs, The Animals and more to bring your cruise to a rousing end…

Including...

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
  • Saga Cruise Host
  • Saga Cruise Assistant
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
October 2020

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Day 1 UK to Arnhem

Rex Rheni

Travel by coach via Eurotunnel, or ferry, from Folkestone to Arnhem where you embark Rex Rheni. Set sail this evening and enjoy a welcome drink, and dinner on board, with a live performance by the accomplished Band of Gold, who'll provide fun and cool sounds throughout your cruise. Tonight’s performance, consisting of two one-hour sets, is entitled ‘Welcome to the Swinging 60s.’

Arnhem Netherlands Europe

Day 2 Bonn

Bonn

Cruise through the morning and arrive in the former West German capital of Bonn after lunch. Perhaps join an optional excursion to see the sights of the town, and visit the birthplace of the legendary Beethoven, this afternoon. Tonight’s musical entertainment is ‘The British Invasion’ – spend the evening celebrating the success of British bands in the US and beyond in the 60s including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield.

Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Bonn to Koblenz

Koblenz

Depart Bonn at breakfast time and sail through the morning to Koblenz, where you arrive early afternoon and moor overnight. Koblenz is set at the point where the Rhine and Moselle flow together. It’s known as 'Deutsches Eck' or German Corner and features a huge statue of Kaiser Wilhelm l. Glowering on the right bank is the imposing Festung Ehrenbreitstein, a citadel built by the Prussians. You might like to join an optional tour of the town and castle this afternoon. This evening your on-board entertainers plan to ‘Rock the Joint’ with a set celebrating the pioneers of Rock & Roll including Bill Haley & the Comets, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Fats Domino.

Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 4 Koblenz to Rüdesheim

Rudesheim

Rex Rheni sets sail after breakfast and cruises one of the most picturesque sections of the middle Rhine. Arrive in Rüdesheim, a charming wine town, mid-afternoon and moor here overnight. Perhaps stroll to the Drosselgasse, a medieval street full of restaurants, wine houses and garden taverns, for a glass of the local wine or beer. Alternatively you can join an optional excursion to Siegfried's Museum of Mechanical Music, a whimsical display of self-playing instruments, or partake in an optional wine tasting at a local winery. 

Return to your ship in time to enjoy a ‘Musical Kaleidoscope’ from Jeremy and the Band of Gold. They aim to provide a fun night mixing the sounds of the 60s and 70s with Rock & Roll, Blues and a bit of Jump Jive and Swing.

Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 5 Rüdesheim to Cologne

Cologne

Sail from Rüdesheim early this morning and, after a lunchtime arrival, spend the afternoon at leisure in Cologne. See some of the historic highlights at the Romano-Germanic Museum and the cathedral, or go shopping in the city's modern heart. Tonight you can let yourselves go with the Band of Gold’s final performance, ‘60s Jukebox’ featuring classic artists like The Beatles, The Monkees, Elvis, The Carpenters, The Beach Boys, The Troggs and The Animals.

Your ship sails through the evening and night bound for the Netherlands.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 6 Nijmegen to UK

Arrive in Nijmegen early this morning. Disembark Rex Rheni after breakfast, and begin your return journey to the UK.

Nijmegen Netherlands Europe
September 2020 Departure

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Day 1 UK to Cologne

Rex Rheni

Travel by coach via Eurotunnel or ferry, from Folkestone to Cologne where you embark Rex Rheni. Remain moored here this evening and enjoy a welcome drink, and dinner on board, with a live performance by the accomplished Band of Gold, who'll provide fun and cool sounds throughout your cruise. Tonight’s performance, consisting of two one-hour sets, is entitled ‘Welcome to the Swinging 60s.’

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 2 Cologne to Bonn

Bonn

Cruise through the morning and arrive in the former West German capital of Bonn after lunch. Perhaps join an optional excursion to see the sights of the town, and visit the birthplace of the legendary Beethoven, this afternoon. Tonight’s musical entertainment is ‘The British Invasion’ – spend the evening celebrating the success of British bands in the US and beyond in the 60s including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield.

Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Bonn to Koblenz

Koblenz

Depart Bonn at breakfast time and sail through the morning to Koblenz, where you arrive early afternoon and moor overnight. Koblenz is set at the point where the Rhine and Moselle flow together. It’s known as 'Deutsches Eck' or German Corner and features a huge statue of Kaiser Wilhelm l. Glowering on the right bank is the imposing Festung Ehrenbreitstein, a citadel built by the Prussians. You might like to join an optional tour of the town and castle this afternoon. This evening your on-board entertainers plan to ‘Rock the Joint’ with a set celebrating the pioneers of Rock & Roll including Bill Haley & the Comets, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Fats Domino.

Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 4 Koblenz to Rüdesheim

Rudesheim

Rex Rheni sets sail after breakfast and cruises one of the most picturesque sections of the middle Rhine. Arrive in Rüdesheim, a charming wine town, mid-afternoon and moor here overnight. Perhaps stroll to the Drosselgasse, a medieval street full of restaurants, wine houses and garden taverns, for a glass of the local wine or beer. Alternatively you can join an optional excursion to Siegfried's Museum of Mechanical Music, a whimsical display of self-playing instruments, or partake in an optional wine tasting at a local winery. 

Return to your ship in time to enjoy a ‘Musical Kaleidoscope’ from Jeremy and the Band of Gold. They aim to provide a fun night mixing the sounds of the 60s and 70s with Rock & Roll, Blues and a bit of Jump Jive and Swing.

Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 5 Rüdesheim to Cologne to Düsseldorf

Cologne

Sail from Rüdesheim early this morning and, after a lunchtime arrival, spend the afternoon at leisure in Cologne. See some of the historic highlights at the Romano-Germanic Museum and the cathedral, or go shopping in the city's modern heart. Depart Cologne at dinner time and cruise through the night towards Arnhem. This evening, let yourselves go with the Band of Gold’s final performance, ‘60s Jukebox’ featuring classic artists like The Beatles, The Monkees, Elvis, The Carpenters, Beach Boys, The Troggs and The Animals. 

Your ship sails through the evening and night.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 6 Düsseldorf to UK

Disembark Rex Rheni after breakfast, and begin your return journey to the UK.

Dusseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe
2021 departures

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Day 1 UK to Cologne

Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Travel by coach via Eurotunnel, or ferry, from Folkestone to Cologne where you embark Rex Rheni.

Set sail this evening and enjoy a welcome drink, and dinner on board, with a live performance by the accomplished Band of Gold, who'll provide fun and cool sounds throughout your cruise. Tonight’s performance, consisting of two one-hour sets, is entitled ‘Welcome to the Swinging 60s’.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 2 Bonn

Bonn, Germany

Arrive in the former West German capital of Bonn in the early hours and enjoy a full day here.

Perhaps join an optional excursion to see the sights of the town, and visit the birthplace of the legendary Beethoven, this afternoon. Tonight’s musical entertainment is ‘The British Invasion’ – spend the evening celebrating the success of British bands in the US and beyond in the 60s including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield.

Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Bonn to Koblenz

Jesuiten Square in Koblenz, Germany

Depart Bonn at breakfast time and sail through the morning to Koblenz, where you arrive early afternoon and moor overnight.

Koblenz is set at the point where the Rhine and Moselle flow together. It’s known as 'Deutsches Eck' or German Corner and features a huge statue of Kaiser Wilhelm l. Looming on the right bank is the imposing Festung Ehrenbreitstein, a citadel built by the Prussians. You might like to join an optional tour of the town and castle this afternoon.

This evening your on-board entertainers plan to ‘Rock the Joint’ with a set celebrating the pioneers of Rock & Roll including Bill Haley & the Comets, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Fats Domino.

Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 4 Koblenz to Rüdesheim

Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany

Rex Rheni sets sail over breakfast and cruises one of the most picturesque sections of the middle Rhine. Arrive in Rüdesheim, a charming wine town, early afternoon and moor here overnight.

Perhaps stroll to the Drosselgasse, a medieval street full of restaurants, wine houses and garden taverns, for a glass of the local wine or beer. Alternatively you can join an optional excursion to Siegfried's Museum of Mechanical Music, a whimsical display of self-playing instruments, or partake in an optional wine tasting at a local winery.

Return to your ship in time to enjoy a ‘Musical Kaleidoscope’ from Jeremy and the Band of Gold. They aim to provide a fun night mixing the sounds of the 60s and 70s with Rock & Roll, Blues and a bit of Jump Jive and Swing.

Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 5 Rüdesheim to Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Sail from Rüdesheim early this morning and, after a lunchtime arrival, spend the afternoon at leisure in Cologne.

See some of the historic highlights at the Romano-Germanic Museum and the cathedral, or go shopping in the city's modern heart. Tonight you can let yourselves go with the Band of Gold’s final performance, ‘60s Jukebox’ featuring classic artists like The Beatles, The Monkees, Elvis, The Carpenters, The Beach Boys, The Troggs and The Animals.

Please note: On the October 4, 2021 departure your ship will sail on from Cologne to Düsseldorf late this evening and moors there overnight.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 6 Cologne to UK

Disembark Rex Rheni after breakfast, and begin your return journey to the UK.

Please note

†The free bar, open from midday to midnight, serves non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 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. 

The April 7 and October 9, 2020 departures follow a slightly different itinerary, embarking in Nijmegen and disembarking in Arnhem. The September 29, 2020 departure embarks in Cologne and disembarks in Düsseldorf. The other ports of call on all three cruises are all in the same order.


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