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THE RHINE AND HER TRIBUTARIES To find out more visit saga.co.uk/rhine Christmas on the Rhine aboard MS Asara hhhh+­ please call for details 8 nights from £1349^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ · 23 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner A mulled wine party and traditional Christmas dinner on board Complimentary Wi-Fi on board Saga Cruise Host Saga Cruise Assistant Entertainment and activities on the ship l l l l l l Excursions l l The Black Forest Tour of Strasbourg Heidelberg l Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ UK travel service Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry. l l l Explore the festive streets and waterways of Strasbourg December 19: UK to Cologne. Travel by coach from Folkestone to Cologne, via Eurotunnel or ferry, and embark MS Asara. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner on board, and cruise overnight to Mainz. December 20: Mainz. Arrive in Mainz around lunchtime. Explore the ancient city with its old quarter of half-timbered houses and home to a magnificent Romanesque cathedral. Perhaps explore the famous Gutenberg Museum, dedicated to Johannes Gutenberg known as the 'father of modern printing'. December 21: Mainz to Mannheim. Arrive in Mannheim after breakfast. Join an included excursion to the university town of Heidelberg on the banks of the River Neckar with its Old Bridge and ruined castle high above the city. Set sail at lunchtime and cruise through the afternoon and evening. December 22: Kehl (for Strasbourg). After arriving in Kehl in the early hours, look forward to visiting a French city with distinctive German influences. Discover its cobbled streets, picturesque half-timbered houses and ornate Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame, on an included tour and cruise on the canals of the city. This afternoon is at leisure to explore independently. A transfer to and from the city centre from the mooring will be provided. Leave Strasbourg this evening for the voyage towards Breisach. December 23: Breisach. Arrive in Breisach in the early hours. Today look forward to an included excursion into the Black Forest to Lake Titisee. Enjoy a light lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake and a boat trip, before continuing your cruise along the Rhine towards Basel in Switzerland. Christmas Eve: Basel. Basel is located at the meeting point of Switzerland, Germany and France. Spend the day exploring or join an optional full-day tour to the Bernese Oberland to see stunning Grindelwald, Interlaken and the Eiger and Monch Mountains. Your cruise resumes late tonight as you begin a 400 kilometre cruise north. Christmas Day: Sailing. Spend Christmas Day cruising the majestic Rhine. Look forward to meals in the grand restaurant, or a more intimate speciality restaurant at the stern boasting an open kitchen and panoramic views. Boxing Day: Koblenz. Sail to Koblenz this morning on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and an important centre for the wine industry, arriving around midday. Perhaps join an optional tour which also visits the fortress, built by the Prussians. Depart later tonight and cruise overnight to Cologne. December 27: Cologne to UK. Arrive in the early hours and, after breakfast, disembark MS Asara and travel by coach to the UK via Eurotunnel or ferry. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently. SAVE up to £200^ per person on selected cabin grades when you book by Apr 15, 2019 Prices from: Dec 19, 2019 Lower Deck 1549 1349 Main Deck, French balcony 1799 1599 Upper Deck, French balcony 1899 1749 Cabins for sole occ from: 1549 1349 Cruise code XX579 Christmas on the Rhine. 8 nights. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, include savings as advertised and are subject to availability. Single cabins: *There are a limited number of single cabins at no extra cost on selected grades, after this a supplement may apply. Other sole occupancy cabins available, please call for details. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction applies of £54 if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 43 for details. For the latest prices and offers visit saga.co.uk/holidays TRAVEL OPTIONS: Prices based on coach travel from Folkestone to Cologne via Eurotunnel or ferry. Eurostar standard is available for a supplement departing from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and onward by coach. Flights from Heathrow are also available for a supplement. To take advantage of our flight and Eurostar upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please call for details. To book see page 43 and call FREE on 0800 300 400 or visit saga.co.uk/xmas Please quote XMSW1 19