See Europe from the Riverside

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Oct. 27, 2010) – A river cruise aboard one of Saga’s first class ships allows passengers to explore a host of Europe’s most fascinating destinations while enjoying the traditions of classic cruising. Passing through well known waterways in Europe, over 50’s will be pampered by attentive and friendly staff members.

A 10 night Canals and Capitals Cruise takes passengers into the heart of European history aboard the spacious Rex Rheni. This state of the art cruise ship is reserved exclusively for Saga passengers, ensuring that cruisers spend their time in the company of like minded travellers.

The first stop on the cruise is the 15th century city of Kampen. The architecture of this picturesque seaport provides passengers with a host of photographic opportunities before leaving for Deventer. The next port of call is Arnhem, after which passengers visit Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Savour decadent local fares before setting sail for Dordrecht.

Have brunch in Gothic Antwerp and enjoy afternoon tea in ‘the capital of Europe’, Brussels. An optional walking tour takes passengers through this city where French and Flemish cultures blend to create a truly authentic cultural experience.

For a shorter cruise option, passengers can discover the region’s iconic towns and landmarks during a 7 night Paris and Seine cruise onboard the MV Cézanne. Filled from bow to stern with luxurious state rooms, the MV Cézanne is tastefully decorated with original works of art that complement its elegant surroundings. The first port of call is Les Andelys, one of the many hidden charms on the cruise’s itinerary.

Day four of the cruise takes passengers to the small town of Caudebec in picturesque Normandy, where guided land excursions give passengers access to the ruins of the Battle of Normandy. Travel back in time en route to Paris through Medieval Rouen and also visit Monet’s home in Giverny, Vernon. Conclude the cruise with a sumptuous captain’s farewell dinner and take home lifelong memories.

For more information or book a cruise holiday visit Saga Travel today.