The Sounds of the 60s on the Rhine 2021 Saga River Cruise

Loving the Swinging 60’s... this Rhine cruise is for you! What a harmonious combination… cruising past the vineyards of the Rhine (but also pausing for wine tastings) and revisiting the timeless sounds of your youth, all performed live on board ship by your host Jeremy Huggett and the versatile Band of Gold. You’ll see the prettiest stretches of the river, taste and compare local wines and enjoy live 60s music every night throughout this exuberant cruise. Hear hits of the time that were created by the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield, the pioneers of Rock ‘n’ Roll including Bill Haley & the Comets and Elvis. The final farewell concert features hits from The Carpenters, The Beach Boys, The Troggs, The Animals and more to bring your cruise to a rousing end…

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SAGA 2021
Cologne

Itinerary

Travel to Amsterdam and embark Rex Rheni. Set sail this evening and enjoy a welcome drink, and dinner on board, with a live performance by the accomplished Band of Gold, who'll provide fun and cool sounds throughout your cruise. Tonight’s performance, consisting of two one-hour sets, is entitled ‘Welcome to the Swinging 60s’.

Arrive in the former West German capital of Bonn in the early hours and enjoy a full day here. Perhaps join an optional excursion to see the sights of the town, and visit the birthplace of the legendary Beethoven, this afternoon. Tonight’s musical entertainment is ‘The British Invasion’ – spend the evening celebrating the success of British bands in the US and beyond in the 60s including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield.

Depart Bonn at breakfast time and sail through the morning to Koblenz, where you arrive early afternoon and moor overnight. Koblenz is set at the point where the Rhine and Moselle flow together. It’s known as 'Deutsches Eck' or German Corner and features a huge statue of Kaiser Wilhelm l. Looming on the right bank is the imposing Festung Ehrenbreitstein, a citadel built by the Prussians. You might like to join an optional tour of the town and castle this afternoon. This evening your on-board entertainers plan to ‘Rock the Joint’ with a set celebrating the pioneers of Rock & Roll including Bill Haley & the Comets, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Fats Domino.

Rex Rheni sets sail over breakfast and cruises one of the most picturesque sections of the middle Rhine. Arrive in Rüdesheim, a charming wine town, early afternoon and moor here overnight. Perhaps stroll to the Drosselgasse, a medieval street full of restaurants, wine houses and garden taverns, for a glass of the local wine or beer. Alternatively you can join an optional excursion to Siegfried's Museum of Mechanical Music, a whimsical display of self-playing instruments, or partake in an optional wine tasting at a local winery. Return to your ship in time to enjoy a ‘Musical Kaleidoscope’ from Jeremy and the Band of Gold. They aim to provide a fun night mixing the sounds of the 60s and 70s with Rock & Roll, Blues and a bit of Jump Jive and Swing.

Sail from Rüdesheim early this morning and, after a lunchtime arrival, spend the afternoon at leisure in Cologne. See some of the historic highlights at the Romano-Germanic Museum and the cathedral, or go shopping in the city's modern heart. Tonight you can let yourselves go with the Band of Gold’s final performance, ‘60s Jukebox’ featuring classic artists like The Beatles, The Monkees, Elvis, The Carpenters, The Beach Boys, The Troggs and The Animals.

Please note: On the October 4, 2021 departure your ship will sail on from Cologne to Düsseldorf late this evening and moors there overnight.

Disembark Rex Rheni after breakfast for your return journey to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price from (pp)
3 May 2021 £929
22 September 2021 £939
4 October 2021 £939

What's Included

  • Low deposit of only £99pp
  • Savings of up to £500pp on selected cabin grades and departures
  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance or a discount of £20 if not required†
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry
  • 5 Nights on board Rex Rheni
  • All meals on board
  • All gratuities on board
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Saga cruise director & Saga cruise escort on board
  • Visit to Keukenhof gardens