Andre Rieu in Maastricht 2021 Saga River Cruise

Join André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht for one of his spectacular summer concerts on this 7-night cruise. You’ll cruise through Germany and the Netherlands, visiting an array of important and historic cities like Cologne, Dusseldorf and Arnhem while you can also take the chance to tour smaller towns and villages off the tourist trail to make sure you immerse yourself in authentic lowlands life. A rousing open-air concert from André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra in the medieval heart of Maastricht is sure to be the highlight of this cruise with a musical difference!

SAGA 2021
Masstricht

Itinerary

Embark Rex Rheni and look forward to a welcome reception and dinner on board tonight as you remain moored here overnight.

Wake up in Cologne, Germany's cultural capital. Enjoy a morning of exploring – don't miss the vast Gothic cathedral, started in 1248 to house the relics of the three Magi but not finally completed until 1880! You can see the magnificent shrine to Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar – now among the patron saints of Cologne – behind the high altar. Should you wish, interactive maps and headsets are available to conduct a self-guided tour. Set sail early this afternoon and cruise through the afternoon to arrive in Düsseldorf before dinner. Remain moored here overnight.

Look forward to spending the morning in delightful Düsseldorf where you can enjoy an optional tour of the famous Old Town – a square kilometre full of churches, art and more than 250 pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in the heart of the city. Your cruise resumes early this afternoon and you will sail through the afternoon and evening to moor in Arnhem late tonight.

Enjoy a morning in Arnhem with plenty of time to join an optional commemoration tour and learn more about the bloody battle that was fought here during World War II. Depart at lunchtime for an afternoon cruising towards Venlo, arriving over dinner.

Set sail at lunchtime and make the short voyage to Roermond, where you will moor mid-afternoon. The town sits on the bank of the Meuse river and boasts more than 800 years of history, with much of the town centre designated a conservation area full of listed buildings and monuments. Its skyline is dominated by the towers of St Christopher Cathedral and Roermond Minster. An optional walking tour of the town reveals the highlights.

Rex Rheni departs before breakfast and cruises through the morning to arrive in Maastricht before lunch. This afternoon perhaps take the chance to join an optional tour of André’s historic home town – one of the oldest settlements in the Netherlands. Remain moored here for the next two nights.

A stroll along Maastricht's riverside promenades and parks is a great way to spend the afternoon, or you might like to scout the city's fortifications or see the grey-stone town hall in the market place. Maastricht is one of the oldest settlements in the Netherlands and home to the impressive and imposing Basilica of St Servatius which is said to be the oldest church still standing in the country. This evening you will see the man of the hour performing on an open air stage in Vrijthof Square in the heart of the city. You can enjoy your evening to its fullest as you will spend the final night of your holiday moored here.

Disembark your ship after breakfast and begin your return journey to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price from (pp)
5 July 2021 £1,549

What's Included

  • £99pp low deposit
  • VIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland
  • Optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required†
  • Free bar on board open 12 hours a day+
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry, or return flights and transfers
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard ship
  • Saga Cruise Host
  • Saga Cruise Assistant on board
  • Excursions: Concert by André Rieu and his orchestra