A first for Saga

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Top seats for André Rieu concert on music-themed river cruise to Cologne

A first for Saga

Top seats at a thrilling André Rieu concert in Cologne, Germany, have been secured for Saga guests sailing on the music-themed cruise along the Rhine and her Tributaries on March 7, 2017.

In a first for Saga, guests sail on Filia Rheni II to take Category 1 seats in the Lanxess Arena to watch André Rieu conduct his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Rieu also plays his 1667 Stradivarius violin in the joyous concert which features romantic, emotional ballads and celebrated waltzes.

As part of the themed cruise, expert host Peter Grevatt gives fascinating music talks during the sailing and guests can visit to Beethoven's house in Bonn.

Chartered exclusively for Saga, river cruise ship Filia Rheni II is popular with guests and has received the Saga Top Ship and two-rosette Good Food awards. Guests tuck into buffet breakfasts while three-course lunches and four-course dinners are waiter-served.

Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner, plus guests can help themselves to tea and coffee throughout the day in the lounge bar.

This unique cruise starts in Arnhem, in the Netherlands, with an included tour to sites associated with the World War II Battle of Arnhem, before continuing to Nijmegen, Düsseldorf and Bonn.

In Bonn, the former capital of West Germany before reunification, guests can join an included walking tour to visit Beethoven's birthplace, now a museum which houses original manuscripts, first editions of his works, his piano and other instruments.

The 150-passenger Filia Rheni II moors overnight in Cologne for the highlight of the cruise when guests go ashore to see André Rieu and his orchestra in concert.

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For details call free on 0800 300 400 or visit saga.co.uk/rivercruises

Five nights from £899 including return coach travel via Eurotunnel or P&O Ferries or return flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle airports to Amsterdam on March 7, 2017.

Price also includes UK travel service, all meals, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, cocktail party and Saga dinner, talks by expert host Peter Grevatt, Saga cruise escort, Category 1 ticket to the André Rieu concert, optional travel insurance or a discount if passenger has own insurance.

Editors: Contact PR manager Naomi Thornton email naomi.thornton@saga.co.uk or call 01303 772499

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