André Rieu concert river cruise sell-out prompts second Saga sailing

The 154-passenger Regina Rheni IICabins on Saga’s river cruise which offers top seats for a thrilling André Rieu concert in Cologne, Germany, have been snapped up so quickly that another sailing has been released.

Saga guests can now book the ‘Waltzes of André Rieu and the Rhine’ which departs on March 10, 2017 and enjoy Category One seats in the Lanxess Arena to watch superstar violinist André Rieu conduct his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Rieu also plays his 1667 Stradivarius violin in a joyous concert featuring romantic, emotional ballads to the sumptuous and celebrated waltzes.

Chartered exclusively for Saga, Regina Rheni II cruises from Arnhem, in the Netherlands, before continuing to Cologne so guests can go ashore to see André Rieu and his orchestra in concert.

After an exciting evening, the day continues with a music theme as the ship sails into the wine-making town of Rudesheim where music-loving guests can join an optional visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet, a museum of 18th and 19th century musical instruments.

There are four music themed talks from your dedicated expert host during the eight-night cruise plus guests can enjoy complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

After an overnight stop in Rudesheim, the ship sails on to Mainz, for an included excursion to Heidelberg, followed by a call to Bingen at the confluence of the Rhine and Nahe rivers.

There are further stops at Boppard and Koblenz before another musical treat – a call to Beethoven’s birthplace in Bonn. The house is now a museum where original manuscripts, first editions of his works, his piano and other instruments can be seen.

Regina Rheni II sails back to Cologne for the return journey or there is an option for guests to spend an extra two nights on board.

Eight nights from £1,099 including return coach travel via Eurotunnel or P&O Ferries or return flights from Birmingham, Bristol, London Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle airports to Amsterdam on March 10, 2017.

Over 30 single cabins available! There is also the option to extend for 2 nights in Cologne on the Regina from only £99pp.