- Tour Trier
Stroll through Germany's oldest town to see the impressive Roman gateway.
- Follow Beethoven in Bonn
Salute the genius of this popular composer in his home city.
- Raise a glass of Moselle wine…
…at a wine tasting in Traben-Trabach, 'capital' of the wine region
- Where mighty rivers meet
Spend a day exploring Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle.
- Full board
Discover a scenic stretch of the Rhine and one of its loveliest tributaries – the Moselle – on this short cruise
This cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle reveals the historic cities, charming wine towns, impressive castles and lush vineyards that line their banks.
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- Return flights and transfers
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- Captain’s dinner and drinks reception
- Saga cruise director
- Saga cruise escort on board
- Entertainment and activities on the ship
- Coach and walking tour of Trier
- Wine tasting in Traben-Trarbach
Day 1 UK to Amsterdam to Arnhem
Fly to Amsterdam and transfer to Arnhem. Embark Amadeus Royal and enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board as you cruise overnight towards Bonn.
Day 2 Bonn
This afternoon, discover the highlights of one of Germany's oldest cities and its provisional capital city between 1949 and 1990. It remained the seat of the German federal government until as recently as 1999. Enjoy exploring independently, to see magnificent baroque palaces and historic buildings from the 16th century when the powerful elite of Cologne chose to reside here. It's also home to some of the country's finest art at the impressive Museum of Art and Federal Art Gallery. Alternatively, join an optional city walking tour with a local guide which includes a visit to the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, now a museum. Early this evening your ship sails towards Winningen.
Day 3 Winningen to Cochem
Leave Winningen after breakfast and arrive in romantic Cochem on the Moselle mid-afternoon. An optional excursion visits the castle, followed by a wine tasting. Depart this evening for Zell.
Day 4 Zell to Bernkastel
Enjoy views of the old walls and gabled houses of this famous wine town from the ship, before sailing to the pretty town of Bernkastel-Kues after breakfast. Developed on the right bank of the Moselle in the Middle Ages, Bernkastel, or 'bear castle' merged with the village of Kues, on the left bank, in 1905. Colourful, half-timbered houses line the medieval market square while the ruined 13th-century Castle of Landshut overlooks the town. Your ship arrives here mid afternoon and moors here for the night.
Day 5 Bernkastel to Trier
Depart Bernkastel early this morning and sail to Trier. Spend an afternoon in Germany’s oldest city, Trier, founded in 16BC by Emperor Augustus. A Roman colony from the 1st century AD and then a great trading centre, by the end of the 3rd century, it had become known as the 'second Rome'. Many important Roman buildings have been preserved in Trier, as you'll discover on an included tour to see the Roman city gateway, Porta Nigra, and the cathedral. Moor here overnight.
Day 6 Trier to Traben Trarbach
Amadeus Royal cruises to the twin villages of Traben-Trarbach which straddle the Moselle, are known as the 'capitals' of the wine region and are home to many art nouveau buildings. Enjoy an included wine-tasting at a vineyard. Cruise overnight to Koblenz.
Day 7 Koblenz
Set where the Rhine and Moselle meet, the city's name Koblenz means 'merging of the rivers', and it's also known as the 'gateway' to the Rhine Gorge. Its rich history is reflected in a wealth of monuments, historic buildings and baroque Old Town. You have the day to explore independently or maybe join an optional walking tour with a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Amadeus Royal cruises overnight towards Frankfurt.
Day 8 Frankfurt to the UK
Disembark your ship after breakfast for your return flight to the UK.
Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.