Majesty of the Middle Rhine

Overview

Majesty of the Middle Rhine

Sail the magnificent Middle Rhine and discover a realm of vine-clad river banks, medieval towns and enchanting castles. See the point where the Moselle meets the Rhine, take the opportunity to sample delicious German wines, explore the oldest town in Germany and walk the cobbles of Rüdesheim and Cologne.

What's Included:

  • Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Enchanting Cochem Castle
  • Wine tasting in Boppard
  • Rüdesheim and the Lorelei Rock
  • Mainz cathedral and the Gutenberg Museum
  • Wonder at Cologne's vast cathedral

Hand Picked By

Hayley Peachy

Saga’s collection has grown to feature a variety of voyages exploring famous waterways such as the Rhine, Danube and Douro, as well as lesser-known waterways in France, Italy and the Netherlands. With a choice of ships reserved exclusively to them, customers can enjoy a grown-up atmosphere on board. They’ve also developed cruise and stay holidays that combine a hotel stay in a famous city such as Budapest and Vienna, with an unforgettable cruise. Contact us to find out more.

Hayley Peachy

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 26th July 2019
  • Duration: 11 nights
  • Highlights: Sail the magnificent Middle Rhine and discover a realm of vine-clad river banks, medieval towns and enchanting castles.

Ship Overview

Rex Rheni

The popular Rex Rheni is reserved exclusively for Saga, which means all on-board activities are designed with you in mind. The friendly crew will soon make you feel at home, and it's easy to get to know and socialise with your fellow travellers. The ship offers great on-board facilities, including a brand new state-of-the-art lift, and a relaxing environment, ensuring you enjoy your days of cruising as much as your time ashore.

Rex Rheni’s amenities include a spacious lounge with large windows from which you can enjoy the passing scenery. It's also where you'll find the well-stocked bar and where you can help yourself to complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day.

On the deck below the lounge/bar is the restaurant. Up top you'll find the partially shaded sun deck lined with comfortable sun loungers plus a fitness cycle, table tennis and deck quoits.

Rex Rheni Profile

  • Length: 90 metres
  • Breadth: 11.4 metres
  • Last refurbished: 2017
  • Passenger capacity: 151
  • Officers and Crew: 25
  • Passenger decks: 4

Rex Rheni Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Cologne

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Cologne via Eurotunnel or P&O Ferries. Embark your ship and enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

Day 2: Cologne to Koblenz to Winningen

Set sail for Koblenz early this morning. Its origins date back to Roman times and the city is a delight to explore. You may prefer to join an optional excursion that tours the city and visits Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Cruise to Winningen from where you moor overnight.

Day 3: Winningen to Cochem to Zell

Spend the morning cruising to Cochem. This afternoon, an optional excursion tours enchanting Cochem Castle from where you can take in magnificent views of the Moselle. Sail to Zell, a famous wine town located on one of the most beautiful points on the Moselle. From the ship you may be be able to spot parts of the old walls and charming gabled houses.

Day 4: Zell to Bernkastel-Kues

Mid-morning, sail from Zell to the captivating and charming town of Bernkastel-Kues. It's one of the prettiest small towns in Germany where colourful Renaissance houses line the market square.

Day 5: Bernkastel-Kues to Trier

Spend an afternoon in Germany’s oldest city, Trier, founded in 16BC by Emperor Augustus. It retains many relics of its illustrious past as you will discover on an included tour to see the spectacular Roman city gateway, Porta Nigra, and the cathedral.

Day 6: Trier to Traben-Trarbach

Take in the stunning scenery as you leave Trier, and admire the dramatic landscapes of the Moselle as you cruise to the ‘twin town’ Traben-Trarbach which straddles the river. Arrive here after lunch.

Day 7: Traben-Trarbach to Boppard

Enjoy a leisurely day cruising along the beautiful Moselle to the picturesque town of Boppard, which boasts more than 2000 years of history. This evening you can go ashore and explore the attractive waterfront promenade and perhaps join an optional walk to a winery for a wine tasting.

Day 8: Boppard to Rüdesheim

Depart Boppard and sail south past the famous Cat and Mouse castles. Shortly after you will pass the Lorelei rock, where legend has it that a siren sang to sailors, luring their ships onto the submerged rocks where the men drowned. On arrival in the fascinating town of Rüdesheim, explore streets of charming half-timbered houses, head to the wine taverns of the Drosselgasse or sample the excellent coffee, served in ceramic goblets, for which this town is renowned. Alternatively, join an optional trip to visit the museum-home of an eccentric millionaire, Siegfried Wendel.

Day 9: Rüdesheim to Mainz to Andernach

Arrive in Mainz this morning and perhaps explore its impressive red sandstone cathedral and the Gutenberg Museum dedicated to the 'father of modern printing'. During lunch, continue to Andernach, where the old town reveals part of its medieval fortifications.

Day 10: Andernach to Königswinter to Cologne

Arrive in Königswinter this morning and perhaps take an optional excursion to the haunting ruins of Drachenfels Castle. Sail to Cologne where you can spend the afternoon exploring. The city was founded by the Romans and is famous for its vast cathedral and brand of perfume. Depart Cologne this evening and cruise overnight to Amsterdam.

Day 11: Cologne to Amsterdam

You have the afternoon and evening to explore this lively cosmopolitan capital. Perhaps join an optional city tour including a canal cruise, during which you'll discover a great deal in a comparatively short time, or go exploring independently.

Day 12: Amsterdam - UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast for your return journey to the UK.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 26th July 2019
  • Duration: 11 nights
  • Highlights: Sail the magnificent Middle Rhine and discover a realm of vine-clad river banks, medieval towns and enchanting castles.

Cabin and Fares

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Outside CabinFrom £1,799ppSave £400 per coupleView Cabin

Outside Cabin

121sq. ft

All cabins include air conditioning, seating area, storage space, permanent twin bed, television, telephone to reception, reading lights, wardrobe and a shower room with toilet.

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View Cabin

Outside Cabin

121sq. ft

All cabins include air conditioning, seating area, storage space, permanent twin bed, television, telephone to reception, reading lights, wardrobe and a shower room with toilet.

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