Last chance to book - New Year on the Rhine

Monday 14 December 2015

Welcome in 2016 while watching fireworks over Koblenz

Last chance to book - New Year on the Rhine

A New Year’s Eve party and spectacular fireworks await Saga passengers on a Rhine river cruise which sails from Cologne on December 27, 2015.

This all-inclusive cruise with wine, beer and soft drinks served at lunch and dinner, will feature 154- passenger Regina Rheni II which has been chartered especially for Saga guests to explore the pretty villages and ancient castles of the Rhine Gorge.

Regina Rheni II is a spacious, well-appointed ship and has been rated a Top Ship by previous Saga passengers, plus the excellent cuisine has received Saga’s two-rosette Good Food award.

The journey to Cologne will be by coach, via Eurotunnel, and the cruise will start with a sailing along the majestic Moselle to Cochem.

Here guests will be able to tour Cochem Castle where tolls from passing ships were once collected. A visit to this imposing fortress will be rewarded with wonderful views across the valley and there will also be time for some local wine tasting.

Bingen, in the UNESCO World Heritage Middle Rhine Valley, will be the next riverside call to enable guests to visit the historic Rhine crane and the fabled Mouse Tower.

Regina Rheni II will sail on to Oberwesel, one of the largest vineyard communities of the Middle Rhine and best known for the production of Riesling wine.
Next will be a stop at Boppard, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval towns. Here passengers will be able to stroll through cobbled streets to admire a wealth of historic buildings including the Electoral Castle. Another option will be to indulge in more wine tasting!

An overnight mooring at Koblenz will be the next on the itinerary. This delightful old city enjoys picturesque scenery on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Here guests will bid farewell to 2015 during an on-board New Year’s Eve party which will be topped by a spectacular firework display lighting up the banks of the Rhine and Moselle.

On the first day of 2016, Regina Rheni II will make a return sailing to Cologne where guests will mark New Year’s Day with a visit to the magnificent cathedral and take in the sights of this glorious city.

To book please call 0800 300 400 or visit saga.co.uk/rivers

Six nights from £949, departing from Folkestone to Cologne on December 27. Price includes UK travel service, return coach, Eurotunnel travel and cross channel ferry crossing, all meals, welcome cocktail party, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, New Year's Eve party with mulled wine, porterage, on-board gratuities, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights or a discount if passenger has own insurance.

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