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From the Main to Switzerland

Become the main character of your holiday aboard this unparalleled voyage across Germany, France and Switzerland. Filled to the brim with excursions and amenities alike, this cruise promises an experience unlike any other as you take to the Rhine in all her beauty.

Aboard your Saga River Cruise, you’ll encounter culture at every twist and turn as you embark on excursions and explorations of iconic and historic sites, such as the resplendent Residence Palace, Heidelberg Castle and the city of Strasbourg.

Don’t delay – treat yourself to a cruise where the only limit is your imagination, and where culture and beauty thrive in every facet of your many destinations.

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  • Cruise Line: Saga
  • Ship: Spirit of the Rhine
  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Departure: Jul & Sep
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From the Main to Switzerland Cruise Itinerary

Sail the Rhine on an odyssey across Europe and experience a delightful mix of culture and heritage aboard this once-in-a-lifetime cruise.

Day 1


Board the Spirit of the Rhine after arriving in Frankfurt.

Day 2


See the Bronnbach Monastery on a guided tour before enjoying some free time to explore independently. Afterward, enjoy a short organ concert.

Day 3


Embark on a tour of the masterfully baroque Residence Palace with a visit to the Court Gardens. After, enjoy a guided walk through the Old Town.

Day 4


Join your guide on a walking tour of Miltenberg.

Day 5

Speyer (for Heidelberg)

Visit Heidelberg’s Old Town before venturing to the historic Heidelberg Castle.

Day 6

Kehl (for Strasbourg)

Enjoy a cruise of Strasbourg’s canals with time after to explore the city independently for an-hour-and-a-half. If you’d like to stay in Strasbourg for longer, try the extended version of this excursion, wherein you’ll have three-and-a-half hours of leisure time.

Day 7


Visit Hofgut Sternen for some Black Forest cake before venturing on to Lake Titisee, whereupon you can enjoy a mini cruise across the lake. After, drive through the Glottertal on your way back to Breisach. Alternatively, try the Medieval Charms of Freiburg excursion.

Day 8


Join a combined coach and walking tour of Basel. Alternatively, journey to the centre of Lucerne before enjoying two-and-a-half hours of leisure time.

Day 9


Bid farewell to the Spirit of the Rhine and begin your return journey home.

From the Main to Switzerland Cruise Ships

Spirit Of The Rhine

This exclusive vessel brings our boutique cruise experience to the riverways of Europe. Enjoy access to French balconies, panoramic lounges, splash pools and so much more when you travel with us.

4 Passenger Decks
Buffet Breakfasts
Live music & Entertainment

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From the Main to Switzerland Deals

Traverse the Rhine’s many wonders on a dedicated voyage with Crui.se

8 Nights

From the Main to Switzerland

  • Frankfurt
  • Wertheim
  • Würzburg
  • Miltenberg
  • Speyer (for Heidelberg)
  • Kehl (for Strasbourg)
  • Breisach
  • Basel
£2,375pp Est. Price per person
  • Spirit of the Rhine

From the Main to Switzerland Cruise Review

“This is my third ever cruise but my first with Saga and let me just say that this has been the best of the lot. I know a lot of people tend to go on cruises with their partners and such but take it from me, you can have just as much fun on your own. I got to make some new friends and I loved the walking activities, I even bought some souvenirs while I was out in Strasbourg. Loved, loved, loved this cruise, I’ll definitely be back next year with Saga.”

Alisha Sunderland, Chester, Cheshire

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From the Main to Switzerland FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What’s included in this cruise?

You’ll have access to return flights and transfers, onboard gratuities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and more!

What currencies are used along our cruise route?

The Euro is used in both Germany and France while the Swiss Franc is the official currency of Switzerland. Some establishments may accept the Euro as payment, but it is advisable to consider using Swiss Francs during your time in Switzerland to maintain access to a wider variety of establishments and services.

Are there any alternative excursions to the ones on the itinerary?

While there are some alternate excursions available – the Strasbourg’s Old Quarter – Extended Tour and the Gentle Walker: Magdeburg Guided Walk – there are no other alternative versions of the excursions listed in the itinerary of this cruise.

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