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The Glacier Express and Sounds of the 60s and 70s

The Glacier Express and Sounds of the 60s and 70s

The Rhine and her Tributaries

  • A car with a tick VIP on selected river cruises
  • A plate with a knife and fork Full board

Experience the rhythms of the Rhine

Marvel at the beauty of Lake Geneva and the majesty of the Alps as your holiday begins with two hotel stays in Switzerland.

Explore the exquisite Chillon Castle and enjoy some local wine before you’ve even checked-in at your first hotel in Montreux and look forward to an included visit to the Olympic city of Lausanne with its fascinating museum. Your next two-night hotel stay is in St Moritz, and there is no better way to get there than an eight-hour journey through the Alps aboard the Glacier Express - the slowest express train in the world, which means you have ample time to savour the views while navigating nearly 100 tunnels and 300 bridges! Enjoy a cable-car trip into the peaks to drink in stunning views from the Diavolezza Glacier on the final day at your hotel before heading to Basel the following morning to step aboard Saga’s brand new luxury ship, Spirit of the Rhine for a cruise themed around the music of the 1960s and 70s delivered by legendary BBC DJ Johnnie Walker.

Cruise into Germany and moor in Breisach, from where you might wish to explore the Black Forest, before crossing into France to explore Strasbourg’s cobbled streets and half-timbered houses on an included guided tour and canal cruise. Another included excursion visits Heidelberg before you reach the beautiful Middle Rhine where you can raise a glass in the wine town of Rudesheim. See historic Koblenz and explore the sights of Cologne before your cruise concludes in Düsseldorf, where you can see the highlights on an included city tour.

Including...

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

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed7 nights Full Board aboard the ship, 4 nights Half Board in hotels

Dinner plate28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners

CocktailWine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board the ship

PersonSaga Team

Plus, all this...

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

MapIncluded excursions

  • Chillon Castle visit and wine tasting
  • Lausanne tour and Olympic Museum
  • Excursion to Bernina Diavolezza
  • Strasbourg tour and canal cruise
  • Heidelberg and Castle visit
  • Amsterdam city tour and canal cruise or Unique Experience: Amsterdam Culinary Walking Tour

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration
*Return flights or direct Eurostar train to Amsterdam for a supplement

Joining you on board

BBC Radio legend Johnnie Walker MBE will join your cruise

He made his name on the pirate ship Radio Caroline in the 1960s but went on to present several shows on Radio 1 and the popular daily drivetime show on Radio 2 which he hosted until 2006. He now presents Sounds of the 70s, Radio 2 in Concert and Johnnie Walker’s Long Players on Radio 2.

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For information on regional departures, please call our Sales team on 0800 096 2032.

🎧 Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Breisach, Strasbourg, Mainz, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cologne and Amsterdam.

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

Walking Grades

1 – Walking at your own discretion. For example, on panoramic coach tours when the only walking is at photo stops.

2 – Minimal walking. Up to approximately 1,640 feet (500 metres) on mainly flat terrain.

3 – Moderate walking. Between 1,640-4,920 feet (500-1500 metres) over mixed terrain with the possibility of some steps.

4 – Considerable walking. More than 4,920 feet (1500 metres) over uneven terrain with many steps.

5 – Strenuous walking. Long distances over rough terrain with climbing, steps and trekking.

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The Glacier Express and Sounds of the 60s and 70s

The Rhine and her Tributaries