- Action-packed Amsterdam
Get an instant overview on an optional coach tour and canal cruise.
- Castle on the river bank
Instead of on a hilltop, Aschaffenburg's mighty Palace sits close to the river Main.
- Raise a glass of Moselle wine...
…at a wine tasting in Traben-Trabach, 'capital' of the wine region.
- Scenes of Strasbourg
An included excursion explores the canals and old quarter of this charming capital.
- Surprising Frankfurt
See why on an included tour of this small-but-perfectly-formed city.
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This cruise travels the length of the Rhine and on two of its biggest tributaries – the Moselle and Main
Cruise the length of the Rhine and on two of its biggest tributaries – the Moselle and Main – revealing the characteristic sights of their banks – Rhine castles, Moselle vineyards, Main towns and lively Frankfurt…
41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 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)
- UK travel service
- Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- 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
- Tour of Frankfurt
- Strasbourg tour and canal cruise
Day 1 UK to Arnhem
Travel by coach from Folkestone to Arnhem via Eurotunnel or ferry. Embark your ship and enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board. Cruise overnight towards Bonn.
Day 2 Bonn
This afternoon, discover the highlights of the city on an optional walking tour with a local guide which includes a visit to the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, now a museum dedicated to his life and work. Alternatively, explore at your own pace. Early this evening you sail towards Winningen.
Day 3 Winningen to Cochem to Zell
Leave Winningen after breakfast and arrive in romantic Cochem on the Moselle. An optional afternoon excursion visits the castle, followed by a wine tasting at a vineyard. Depart this evening for Zell.
Day 4 Zell to Bernkastel
Enjoy views of the old walls of Zell from the ship before sailing to Bernkastel-Kues where Renaissance houses line the market square. Moor here overnight.
Day 5 Bernkastel to Trier
Spend an afternoon in Germany’s oldest city, Trier, founded in 16BC by Emperor Augustus. Discover more on an included tour to see the Roman city gateway, Porta Nigra, and the cathedral. Moor here overnight.
Day 6 Trier to Traben Trarbach
Cruise 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
Meaning 'merging of the rivers', Koblenz' rich history is reflected in a wealth of monuments and historic buildings. An optional walking tour encompasses Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Cruise overnight towards Frankfurt.
Day 8 Frankfurt
Today, discover this lively, cultural centre, the most international city in Germany thanks to its origins as a trading centre. Despite the dramatic skyline it's a small city – you can walk from one side to the other in twenty minutes! There are plenty of places of interest, from the cathedral to the restored timber-framed buildings of the city centre – Römerburg – as you'll discover on an included tour. You'll also visit the Goethe House and Museum, on the site of the birthplace of the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.
Day 9 Miltenberg to Wertheim
Arrive early with time to stroll in the medieval Bavarian town of Miltenberg. Cruise the Main River towards Wertheim, a small Franconian town with a ruined castle and medieval alleyways. Cruise overnight.
Day 10 Aschaffenburg
Arrive early morning in the city known as 'Bavarian Nice' thanks to its sunny climate and lively cultural scene. Admire Johannisburg Palace and the old quarter. Depart during lunch and spend the afternoon and evening cruising towards Strasbourg.
Day 11 Strasbourg
Explore the capital of Alsace whose cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and Gothic cathedral can be seen on an included tour and canal cruise. Depart early this evening.
Day 12 Rüdesheim to Oberwesel
Arrive in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim for a morning exploring. Alternatively, join a fascinating optional excursion to Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music. Cruise to Oberwesel. Best known for the production of Reisling, the town is surrounded by a medieval wall and defence towers with dramatic Schönburg Castle perched high above it.
Day 13 Oberwesel to Andernach
Spend the morning in Andernach, home to the world's tallest cold water geyser which you can see in action on an optional excursion. Afterwards, cruise towards Amsterdam.
Day 14 Utrecht to Amsterdam
You have a couple of hours this morning to roam Utrecht's historic centre, then sail to Amsterdam, arriving late afternoon. Optional city coach tour and canal cruise. Moor here overnight.
Day 15 Amsterdam to UK
Disembark your ship after breakfast for your return journey to the UK.