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Raise a glass Discover the pretty wine town of Zell Jilly Goolden Adventures ashore Rhine in Flames Your arrival in Oberwesel has been timed to coincide with the traditional Rhine in Flames celebrations. Every year, this illuminated ship parade and fireworks spectacular takes place at some of the most scenic locations on the Middle Rhine and you can observe the passing flotilla and enjoy the firework display during your overnight mooring. You can spend the following day enjoying the Oberweseler Wine Market Festival with stalls and booths offering local wares and live music on the promenade at lunchtime. The highlight of the day is a 90-minute grand parade to the market place where dignitaries from neighbouring towns and Oberwesel's very own wine witch await. Traben-Trarbach You will cruise to the `twin towns' of Traben-Trarbach ­ once the second-largest wine-trading centre in Europe, after Bordeaux. The steep slate slopes around Traben-Trarbach produce exquisite wines which are celebrated each year at the Federweisser Festival. Your cruise has been timed so you can look forward to attending the opening of this year's festival. After dark, dignitaries will gather at the City Tower for a ceremony to kick-off the celebrations featuring a choral rendition of the traditional Weinlieder followed by live music. Sample some of the local produce ­ new and old ­ and be sure to keep an eye out for the fabled Federweisser Fairy! Roman around Trier Look forward to spending an afternoon in Germany's oldest city, Trier, founded in 16BC by Emperor Augustus. Trier lies in the heart of Germany's oldest wine region, the Moselle, which is home to many fine white wines and its location close to the steep banks of the Moselle River was the location the Romans first chose to plant their vines. Trier retains many relics of its illustrious past, as you will discover on an included tour to see the spectacular Porta Nigra, one of the best-preserved Roman city gates in the world, the city walls and cathedral. 12 nights FULL BOARD from £2299^ Including optional travel insurance or from £2245^ without insurance§ Your cruise includes VIP door-to-door travel service · 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners · Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner · All Gratuities on board · Saga Team · Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK · Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry. Return flights or direct Eurostar train to Amsterdam for a supplement. · 4 included excursions and experiences For a full inclusions list see page 12 Amsterdam HOLLAND Rhine Düsseldorf Winningen Königswinter Koblenz Cochem Moselle Boppard Oberwesel Piesport Trier Alken Traben-Trarbach Bernkastel-Kues SAVE £400^ per person on all cabin grades and departures when you book by December 20, 2019 Prices from: Sep 9, 2021 Sep 21# Lower Deck 2699 2299 2849 2449 Middle Deck, French Balcony 3399 2999 3549 3149 Upper Deck, French Balcony 3949 3549 4099 3699 Cabins for sole occ. from: 3799 3399 3949 3549 Cruise code RH263 RH264 Wine Festivals of the Rhine and Moselle. 12 nights (RH263). 13 nights (RH264). All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. Prices shown may be based on aft or forward cabins and supplements may apply for midship. Other sole occupancy cabins available, subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction applies of £54 if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 54 for details. For the latest prices and offers visit TRAVEL OPTIONS: Prices based on coach travel from Folkestone to Amsterdam via Eurotunnel or ferry, returning from Trier, except on #Sep 21, 2021 departure where your itinerary is reversed. Eurostar standard is available for a supplement departing from London St Pancras, direct to Amsterdam, returning from Brussels. Flights from Heathrow are also available for a supplement. To travel from your local airport or to take advantage of our flight or Eurostar upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please call for details. 45