Press release

Cruising through timeless values and strong heritage

Friday 31 October 2008

Saga Holiday's river cruising and special interest-themed journeys continues to expand and grow with additional demand. The new programme allows travellers to explore the waterways of Portugal and Spain, a foot-tapping jazz cruise in romantic Rhineland, New Year celebrations on the Rhine and a journey along the Amazon to meet an indigenous Indian community.

With stunning views of rolling hills, covered in vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees the Douro Princess is an idyllic sanctuary of peace and tranquillity. The perfect cruise to explore the waterways of Portugal and Spain. You'll be able to see the UNESCO world heritage site of Salamanco, marvel in the gardens of Casa de Mateus Palace and visit historic Porto. Prices start from 949

A Tale of Three Rivers is a captivating 14-night holiday along three of Europe's most celebrated rivers. Enjoy three nights in Vienna before cruising and exploring the cities of Regensburg and Nuremberg. Visit some of Germany's finest winelands and the medieval towns of Bamberg and Wurzburg. The cruise ends on the Rhine, visit Cologne, Koblenz and Amsterdam. Prices start from 1749 per person

Music enthusiasts will adore the Romantic Rhineland cruise. A jazz themed departure on October 1, 2008 captures the true romance of enjoy the stunning scenery of the middle Rhine. Feature visits to Rudesheim's charming Drosselgasse and impressive mechanical music museum, and Cologne. Prices start from 799 per person.

Egypt, Land of the Pharaohs cruise and tour holiday is the perfect holiday complement. The award-winning 11-night holiday combines the highlights of a three-night Nile cruise aboard the Presidential Nile with an overland tour. discover many of Egypt's most famous ancient sites. Prices start from 1199 per person.

Into the Amazon cruise reveals the sublime tranquillity of the World's greatest river and tropical rainforest with a seven night cruise onboard Manatee Explorer. Visit the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve and meet an indigenous Huaorani Indian community. Search for spider monkeys, scarlet macaw, caiman alligators and the Amazon River dolphin, before spending three nights enjoying the Ecuadorian capital Quito. Prices for the 12-night trip (includes one night on aircraft) begin from 1799 per person,

For further details on Saga's River Cruising programme please call 0800 056 5880 or visit www.saga.co.uk/travelshop

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All prices quoted are subject to availability and are the lowest available at time of going to press

For further press information please contact the Saga Press Office on: 01303 771118.

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