Rhine and Moselle 2020 Saga River Cruise

Journey along two inviting waterways passing romantic locations where history reaches out in architecture from centuries past and glorious scenery will be a constant companion.

SAGA 2020 River Cruise Sale
SAGA 2020 River Cruise Sale
Cologne

Itinerary

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Cologne via Eurotunnel or ferry and embark Rex Rheni. Enjoy a welcome drinks reception and dinner on board tonight.

Sail to Koblenz this morning, with its glorious location on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Explore independently or join an optional tour to the Festung Ehrenbreitstein, a citadel built by the Prussians, and now reached by cable car!

This morning, cruise the Middle Rhine between steep banks and past historic castles and Lorelei Rock. This afternoon your ship moors in the charming old wine town of Rüdesheim where wine taverns line the charming Drosselgasse. Perhaps join an optional visit to the enchanting Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music.

Sail upstream to Speyer with its great Romanesque church, 12th-century Jewish baths and city gate. Moor overnight.

En route to Strasbourg, pause in Rastatt to join an included afternoon excursion to the beautiful Black Forest. Moor overnight in Strasbourg.

See Strasbourg’s Cathédrale Notre-Dame, plus other highlights of the capital of Alsace on an included morning excursion and canal cruise. Cruise to Breisach.

Perhaps join an optional excursion to Lake Titisee in the Black Forest. Alternatively, stay aboard and sail the Rhine to Basel in Switzerland.

Explore Basel, where Switzerland, Germany and France meet, or join an optional full-day tour to the Swiss alpine scenery of the Bernese Oberland. Depart early evening for Kehl.

Arrive in Kehl, across the Rhine from Strasbourg, and enjoy a day exploring. Depart late afternoon for Mannheim.

From Mannheim, join an optional excursion to the beautiful old university city of Heidelberg. Or stay on board and cruise to historic Mainz, mooring overnight.

Cruise the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge to the small riverside town of Boppard, in the valley of the mythical Lorelei, where you can go exploring. Depart for Alken, arriving late tonight.

Cruise the Moselle to Cochem, one of the most popular places on the river. Perhaps visit the castle and sample local wines on an optional excursion. Sail to Winningen.

Enjoy the morning wandering the narrow streets of the pretty wine village of Winningen, set among slopes of vines. Set sail for Königswinter, with an optional trip to the red wine producing Ahr Valley available.

An optional excursion visits Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven, another takes a rack and pinion train to ruined Drachenfels Castle. Cruise back to Cologne with an afternoon to explore

Disembark after breakfast and return to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price from (pp)
10 May 2020 £1,899
07 June 2020 £1,999
18 July 2020 £1,949

What's Included

  • Savings of up to £500pp on selected cabin grades if booked by 9th August
  • VIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland
  • Low Deposit Offer: Pay just a £99 per person deposit when you book by 31 August 2019!*
  • Optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required†
  • Return flights and transfers
  • 41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Captain’s dinner and drinks reception
  • Saga Cruise Host and a Saga Cruise Assistant on board
  • Excursions & visits: The Black Forest and Tour of Strasbourg
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship