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The Majestic Rhine: Utrecht to Basel

Explore a section of the beautiful Rhineland, a river valley that is home to UNESCO-listed landscapes, historic towns and cities, and fascinating heritage and culture.

Visit Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Speyer, Breisach, and Strasbourg with a cruise that also includes the famous Middle Rhine, a dramatic landscape dotted with fairytale castles and hilltop fortresses.

Your home on the water is the Spirit of the Rhine. This luxury river cruiser offers a floating boutique hotel experience with elegant and stylish accommodation and award-winning dining, the perfect complement to the Rhine’s beautiful scenery.

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  • Cruise Line: Saga
  • Ship: Spirit of the Rhine
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Aug - Oct
£1,844 pp
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The Majestic Rhine: Utrecht to Basel Cruise Prices

Departure
Cruise Name
Cruise Line
Duration
Price
21st Aug
The Majestic Rhine: Utrecht to Basel
Saga
7 nights
From £2,427 pp
Departure
Cruise Name
Cruise Line
Duration
Price
15th Oct
The Majestic Rhine: Utrecht to Basel
Saga
7 nights
From £1,844 pp

The Majestic Rhine: Utrecht to Basel Cruise Itinerary

See a different side of Europe’s most famous river with a 7-night luxury cruise that visits Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, and Breisach. Fascinating and informative shore excursions visit all the major attractions and landmarks with free time for independent exploration and sailing time to savour some of the best river scenery in Europe. Spirit of the Rhine provides luxury staterooms and suites, comprehensive leisure facilities and amenities, plus five-star dining with the best regional and international menus reflecting the authentic flavours of the Rhineland.

Day 1

Utrecht

Travel to Utrecht and embark on your luxury river ship, Spirit of the Rhine.

Day 2

Düsseldorf

Explore Düsseldorf, famed for its Old Town, and the Gothic St Lambertus Church with its iconic twisted tower. Right on the waterfront is the Burgplatz, a pretty square with historic architecture. An included tour explores the city by coach and on foot.
As you cruise to Koblenz in the afternoon, your ship will stop at Remagen, where you can view the remains of the Ludendorff railway bridge before continuing to sail to Koblenz.

Day 3

Koblenz

Beautiful Koblenz sits at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers and is a city rich with history, where German and French cultures collide. Explore the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, built by the Prussians, and the iconic Schängel fountain.

Day 4

Koblenz – Middle Rhine

Enjoy some free time in Koblenz before a leisurely afternoon sailing the picturesque scenery of the Middle Rhine, a landscape of fairytale hilltop castles and dramatic fortresses that tower over the river.

Day 5

Speyer – Heidelberg

The UNESCO-listed 11th-century Cathedral dominates the imperial city of Speyer. There is also a tour to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university, a picturesque ruined castle, and the famous Old Bridge across the River Neckar.

Day 6

Kehl – Strasbourg

Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, features pretty cobbled streets, medieval architecture, and a magnificent cathedral. An included excursion visits the old quarter with a cruise on the city’s canals plus free time to explore independently.Rheni or enjoy a wander through Rüdesheim

Day 7

Breisach

Guests take a complementary shuttle service into Breisach, Gateway to the Black Forest, and a charming and historically significant town dating from the Holy Roman Empire. Explore the medieval buildings and 12th-century cathedral.

Day 8

Basel

Disembark the Spirit of the Rhine and transfer to the railway station or airport to begin your journey back to the UK.

Day 1

Basel

Travel to Basel and embark on your luxury river ship, Spirit of the Rhine.

Day 2

Breisach

Guests take a complementary shuttle service into Breisach, Gateway to the Black Forest, and a charming and historically significant town dating from the Holy Roman Empire. Explore the medieval buildings and 12th-century cathedral.

Day 3

Kehl – Strasbourg

Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, features pretty cobbled streets, medieval architecture, and a magnificent cathedral. An included excursion visits the old quarter with a cruise on the city’s canals plus free time to explore independently.Rheni or enjoy a wander through Rüdesheim

Day 4

Speyer – Heidelberg

The UNESCO-listed 11th-century Cathedral dominates the imperial city of Speyer. There is also a tour to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university, a picturesque ruined castle, and the famous Old Bridge across the River Neckar.

Day 5

Koblenz – Middle Rhine

Enjoy some free time in Koblenz before a leisurely afternoon sailing the picturesque scenery of the Middle Rhine, a landscape of fairytale hilltop castles and dramatic fortresses that tower over the river.

Day 6

Koblenz

Beautiful Koblenz sits at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers and is a city rich with history, where German and French cultures collide. Explore the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, built by the Prussians, and the iconic Schängel fountain.

Day 7

Düsseldorf

Explore Düsseldorf, famed for its Old Town, and the Gothic St Lambertus Church with its iconic twisted tower. Right on the waterfront is the Burgplatz, a pretty square with historic architecture. An included tour explores the city by coach and on foot.
As you cruise to Koblenz in the afternoon, your ship will stop at Remagen, where you can view the remains of the Ludendorff railway bridge before continuing to sail to Koblenz.

Day 8

Utrecht

Disembark the Spirit of the Rhine and transfer to the railway station or airport to begin your journey back to the UK.

The Majestic Rhine: Utrecht to Basel 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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The Majestic Rhine: Utrecht to Basel

  • Utrecht
  • Düsseldorf
  • Koblenz
  • Koblenz – Middle Rhine
  • Speyer & Heidelberg
  • Kehl – Strasbourg
  • Breisach
  • Basel
£1,844 pp Est. Price per person
  • Spirit of the Rhine

The Majestic Rhine: Utrecht to Basel Cruise Review

“A different Rhineland trip for us; this was surprising as it visited port destinations that other cruise operators don’t, so it truly was a voyage of discovery. The shore excursions are excellent, and there is just the right balance between guided tours, free time, and peaceful river sailing. The Majestic Rhine is a great cruise for either beginners or experienced travellers, with something for everyone. The ship is five-star, and we couldn’t fault the accommodation, food, or service.”

Tom and Davina, High Wycombe

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The Majestic Rhine: Utrecht to Basel FAQ

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

Are there medical staff on board the ship?

There isn’t a medical team or doctor on board the Spirit of the Rhine but there is always at least one fully trained first aider. If you take medication regularly and bring it with you on holiday, it can be helpful to write down the exact medicines plus the dosages in case you need any medical assistance or treatment during your cruise.

How old do you have to be to cruise with Saga Travel?

Our river cruises are exclusively for the over 50s; however, guests can bring a travel companion who is aged over 40.

How do I know if I need a visa for my river cruise?

The reservations team will advise you when you book if a visa is required for the countries on your cruise. This information is repeated on your confirmation document. Guests need to make their own visa application, and you cannot travel without a visa if one is required. Always apply in plenty of time before your sailing date.

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