Responding to increasing demand from discerning independent travellers, Saga has introduced a third solo river cruises in as many months.

The ‘Springtime Colours of the Rhine’ sails on March 28, 2017 with options to travel by air, Eurostar or coach.

Regina Rheni II sails from Arnhem, in Holland, to Bonn - the former capital of West Germany and the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. Tours include a visit to the composer’s home - now a museum dedicated to his life and work.

The 77 cabin ship cruises on to Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, and moors overnight to allow guests time to explore the riverside promenade and Deutsches Eck monument.

The vessel then sails further along the Rhine, passing castles and rounding the 132-metre Lorelei Rock, before arriving in the old wine town of Rüdesheim.

The small town of Königswinter is the next port of call (with optional tours to 12th century Drachenfels Castle via a rack-railway), followed by Amsterdam and a visit to Volendam in North Holland.

For details call 0800-300 400 or visit saga.co.uk/rivercruises

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