Press release

A double helping of Black Forest beauty

Monday 24 February 2014

Saga combines tasty new river cruise and hotel stay on edge of forest

Saga passengers can savour the beauty of the Black Forest on a new river cruise which combines a five-night sailing with a three-night hotel stay in charming Nagold.

The full-board river cruise on Rex Rheni is exclusive to Saga guests and starts from Cologne, sailing downriver to Koblenz where the Moselle and meets the Rhine.

This picturesque town sits on both sides of the Rhine and its grand town houses, churches and palaces are surrounded by lush countryside.

Visit the fairy-tale Hohenzollern Castle, overlooking Nagold. The 11th century castle is probably one of the most photographed castles in Germany and an included tour will reveal personal belongings of King Frederick the Great and magnificent views across the Black Forest.

Spend three nights at the Ibis Styles Hotel (3Q) to explore Nagold, where half-timbered houses and modern architecture blend seamlessly side by side.

Sail on through the Middle Rhine, where the banks are dotted with more enchanting castles, terraced vineyards and grand fortifications.

Beautiful Strasbourg awaits and there will be time to explore this charming city and its quaint old quarters of Petite France.

Eight nights from £1149, departing from Heathrow to Dusseldorf and returning from Strasbourg.

Price includes travel insurance and additional cancellation cover, return flights and transfers, return rail or coach travel within mainland UK to Heathrow, porterage, full board plus wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner during the cruise, plus most meals during the hotel stay.

For details call free on 0800 046 2481 or visit


Hohenzollern castle in Swabian Germany