THE RHINE AND HER TRIBUTARIES Gilbert & Sullivan on the Rhine The very model of a Gilbert & Sullivan-themed river cruise..... A semi-staged opera will unfold on board across five sessions Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8: UK to Amsterdam Embark Spirit of the Rhine. Amsterdam Included excursions: · Amsterdam city tour and canal cruise OR Included Unique Experience: · Amsterdam culinary walking tour. Cologne Included excursion: · Cologne city tour Koblenz to Bingen Optional excursion: · Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Bingen to Oberwesel Oberwesel to Andernach Optional excursion: · Andernach geyser Düsseldorf to Arnhem Included excursion: · Düsseldorf walking tour Arnhem to UK Disembark Spirit of the Rhine after breakfast. Please note: = Interactive maps and audio headset tours are available for exploring independently at no additional cost. 38 Discover Holland and Germany to the backdrop of the music of Gilbert & Sullivan, performed live on board. Step aboard Saga's brand new luxury ship, Spirit of the Rhine, for a seven-night river cruise set to the soundtrack of the music of Gilbert & Sullivan. Enjoy some of the duo's most popular works performed live at evening concerts and take the chance to sing along to many of your favourites in the company of your host, baritone and opera expert Peter Grevatt plus his guest pianist and singers, who will perform five live sessions. While music will fill your evenings, by day you can look forward to exploring historic cities and charming towns along the Rhine. Your holiday begins in Amsterdam where you can take advantage of one of our included excursions to soak up the food, drink and culture before cruising to Cologne where you can visit some of Germany's most popular visitor attractions on an included city tour. Cruise on to Koblenz and perhaps join an optional tour visiting the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress before mooring for the night in the quaint wine town of Bingen. Stop in Oberwesel and Andernach where you might choose to visit the impressive cold water geyser and enjoy an included tour of Dusseldorf's interesting Old Town before a lively farewell concert on board provides the finale to your cruise in Arnhem. Your host Peter Grevatt After studying at King's College London, baritone Peter Grevatt studied voice with Jean Austin Dodson and Derek Hammond-Stroud of the Royal Academy of Music and went on to train with Michael Maurel. Peter has sung with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence and toured with the British Youth Opera, his professional solo debut as the title character in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro with the London Opera Players. To date, he has some 80 operatic roles and 60 oratorios to his credit. His talent, experience and exuberance are sure to add an extra dimension to your musical holiday. Guest singers and pianist During your cruise Peter will be joined by guest musicians who will add to the sparkling atmosphere! Extend your holiday Before your cruise stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Westcord Fashion Hotel (4Q) with breakfasts included. The hotel has great links to be able to explore at your leisure. Available only when you fly or travel by Eurostar.