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River Cruise
River Cruise

Through the Valley of the Lorelei

Through the Valley of the Lorelei

The Rhine and her Tributaries

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Experience spectacular fireworks from your vantage point on the Rhine

Explore the wine towns and historic cities of the Rhine and experience the festivities from the river. You'll explore majestic Cologne, Koblenz and Mainz and stroll through the wine alleys of Rüdesheim and Boppard before enjoying a spectacular finale to your voyage as the skies above Andernach light-up for the annual festivities.


Hands shaking Included travel insurance

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

CocktailFree bar open 12 hours a day†

Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

PersonSaga Cruise Host

Plus all this…

  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry
  • Captain’s dinner and drinks reception
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Saga Cruise Assistant on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship

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


Travel to Cologne - a journey from Calais of approximately five hours - and embark Rex Rheni.

Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board this evening. The ship remains moored in Cologne overnight.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 2 Cologne 🎧

Cologne Cathedral

Spend the whole day in Cologne, exploring independently, using an interactive map and audio headset to take a self-guided tour or joining an optional excursion to reveal the highlights.

Arguably most famous for its eponymous brand of perfume, which has now become a generic term for men's aftershave, Cologne was founded by the Romans and has long been an important trading centre. The vast Gothic cathedral that towers over the surroundings was started in 1248 as a pilgrimage church to house the relics of the Three Magi. The two spires are 157 metres high, and were not completed until 1880.

Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Cologne to Koblenz 🎧


Set sail before breakfast and cruise through the morning to reach Koblenz at lunchtime.

Spend the rest of the day in Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. Discover the attractive riverside promenade and several historic churches, all set beneath the Festung Ehrenbreitstein citadel on top of the hill, which you might wish to visit on an optional excursion and walking tour this afternoon.

Remain moored here overnight.

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Day 4 Koblenz to Rüdesheim 🎧

Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany

Set sail before breakfast and cruise through the UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, passing the fabled Lorelei Rock en route.

This afternoon perhaps explore the wine town’s cobbled Drosselgasse in search of a local tipple or alternatively join an optional excursion, one includes a wine tasting while another offers the chance to see and hear eccentric mechanical music machines in action.

Remain moored here overnight.

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Day 5 Rüdesheim to Mainz 🎧

Historic Mainz, Germany

After breakfast resume your cruise, making the short voyage to Mainz, where you will spend the rest of the day.

Enjoy an optional walking tour of the city, or perhaps conduct a self-guided tour using your interactive map and audio headset. The capital of Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz has a large Romanesque red sandstone cathedral, which retains its cloisters. Behind the cathedral in Gutenbergplatz square is a statue of Johannes Gutenberg, the father of modern printing.

Remain moored here overnight.

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Day 6 Mainz to Boppard 🎧


Late this morning enjoy a leisurely few hours cruising along the beautiful Moselle to the picturesque town of Boppard.

Boasting more than 2,000 years of history, this picturesque town is located in the valley of the mythical Lorelei. This afternoon and evening you can go ashore and explore the town. The Rheinallee along the waterfront is an attractive promenade, and the Gothic Carmelite Church is famous for its 15th-century choir stalls.

Remain moored here overnight.

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Day 7 Boppard to Andernach 🎧

Enjoy the fireworks display

After a morning at leisure in Boppard, join other ships sailing in convoy to Andernach this afternoon.

This afternoon perhaps join an optional excursion visiting the incredible cold water geyser for which the town is best-known. This evening you’ll witness a glorious fireworks display above the river.

Remain moored in Andernach overnight.

Andernach Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 8 Andernach to UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast and begin your return journey to the UK. Your journey to Calais will take approximately five and a half hours.

Through the Valley of the Lorelei

The Rhine and her Tributaries