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The Blue Danube & Romantic Rhine

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The Blue Danube & Romantic Rhine

From £2,699 pp

Follow the story of Europe’s two greatest waterways. Cruise along the Danube river, mooring in glimmering cities such as Budapest, Vienna & Bratislava. On the Rhine gaze up in awe at Cologne’s towering Cathedral.  Between the big name cities take a moment to indulge in a slower pace of life in the towns and villages dotted along the banks of these famed rivers.  Amble cobbled streets, explore crumbling castles and venture through sprawling vineyards in the likes of Wurzburg, Mains and Rudesheim.

What’s Included:

  • 14 night river cruise 
  • 41 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 2-15), 13 lunches (days 2-14), 14 dinners (days 1-14)
  • Welcome refreshments, Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Evening Gala Dinner
  • Local wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary VOX portable headset system for cruise excursions
  • 6 included excursions: Excursion to City tours of Budapest, Vienna, Nuremberg, Wurzburg Residence Palace and walking tour, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, Koblenz city tour and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service to Folkestone and return
  • Check-in service by Titan Staff
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossings
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • All port taxes, security charges, and fuel surcharges included
  • Porterage
Titan Travel River Cruise Danube
Day 1 - UK - Budapest

Titan Travel’s  VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Budapest.

Upon arrival, embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.

Dinner

Day 2 - Budapest

In Budapest, the Danube river divides the hilly area of Buda from Pest in the east. Buda has inspired writers, artists and musicians for centuries.

For a wonderful view over the city, river and mountains, wander to the top of Gellert Hill. On the Pest side, the Parliament buildings and National Museum are interesting stops, containing remarkable treasures such as the oldest skull to be found in Europe and Liszt’s gold baton.

We’ll enjoy a tour of the city’s best bits this morning and the rest of the day is yours to spend as you please.

Day 2 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Bratislava

Bratislava is characterised by its Gothic old town, baroque palaces and its crowning castle, which dominates the skyline.

We arrive early this afternoon and you can wander through the city on your own, or take an optional tour aboard the tourist mini-train to explore the old town, including the castle.

With 11 kings and 8 queens crowned within the castle’s white walls – and relics of communism – this city has a colourful history to discover.

This evening we continue to Vienna and dock overnight, so you’ll have the whole day tomorrow to explore.

Day 3 - Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Vienna

Wake up this morning in elegant Vienna. Rich with culture, beautiful arts and world-renowned music, it’s one of Europe’s most spectacular cities.

Mozart, Brahms and Schubert all called this city home – and you’ll soon discover their inspiration as you wander the squares and streets on our guided tour. We’ll take in the fine baroque churches, palaces and concert halls.

Don’t miss the chance to attend an optional classical music concert this evening – listening to the acoustics of a live orchestra in such a historic city is an unmissable experience.

Day 4 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Melk

Sitting on the curve of the Danube, the picture book pretty Melk has an enviable position. We arrive in this sleepy town this morning and stepping off the ship, you’ll immediately clap eyes on the grand Benedictine abbey that dominates the skyline.

This iconic monastery is home to an impressive gold and marble-embellished church and you can visit on an optional excursion.

Stare off into the distance and you’ll spot the chilling remains of the castle which once held Richard the Lionheart ransom.

Day 5 - Melk

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Passau

A town built on the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau is known as the ‘City of Three Rivers’.

Explore on your own, or take an optional walking tour to amble past the baroque architecture and along the cobblestone streets – you’ll have the distinct feeling you’ve travelled back in time.

Follow the streets up to the magnificent St Stephen’s Cathedral – home to the world’s largest cathedral organ.

Day 6 - Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Regensburg

We arrive in Regensburg early, so you have the whole morning to enjoy exploring the cathedrals, churches, monasteries and the town hall of one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Germany.

Regensburg was the first capital of Bavaria, and as such there are plenty of famous sights to tick off on your visit.

You might like to join our optional excursion to Weltenburg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery on a bend in the Danube renowned for its beauty and for holding the world’s oldest monastic brewery.

Day 7 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Nuremberg

We waste no time in heading out to explore Nuremberg today on a guided walking city tour.

As Bavaria’s second-largest city, the preferred residence of most German kings, and the scene of rallies in Nazi Germany, Nuremburg has quite the history behind it.

After the tour, you’ll have some time to wander along the historic mile that runs through the city.

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Bamberg

Our third taste of Bavaria is the enchanting town of Bamberg. Head out bright and early to make the most of this UNESCO-listed old town before we set sail this afternoon.

The town had a huge influence on Germany from the 10th century onwards, by inspiring the philosophers who lived there.

Marvel at the Romanesque cathedral where emperors and popes lie entombed.

Our optional walking tour also includes the town’s rose gardens, where 4,500 flowers burst into bloom each spring.

Day 9 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Wurzburg

Würzburg is renowned for its art, architecture and delicate wines. But the highlight of this town?

The Würzburg Residence Palace is undoubtedly a masterpiece of southern German baroque.

Take in the wonderful frescoes and magnificent staircase as part of our tour.

Day 10 - Wurzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Wertheim & Miltenburg

Get a glimpse of traditional village life today as we explore Wertheim and Miltenberg.

Take a morning stroll through Wertheim’s romantic medieval town centre. Wander the historical market square or perhaps explore the stone castle ruins.

This afternoon, in Miltenberg, perhaps join our optional beer tasting excursion at a local brewery.

Or explore the town’s beautiful timber-framed houses and small castle surrounded by wooded hillsides.

Day 11 - Wertheim & Miltenburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Mainz - Rudesheim

We moor up in Mainz around mid-morning. Take a lovely walk along the river bank to the heart of the old town, where the fairytale castle-looking cathedral sits prettily in the middle of the square.

The timber-framed houses here are beautiful, but not original; much of the city has been rebuilt after World War II.

This evening, we’ll sail away towards Rüdesheim.

Day 12 - Mainz - Rudesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Rudesheim - Lorelei Passage - Boppard - Koblenz

Rüdesheim is small-town Germany at its best.

Explore the weaving streets of the old town at your leisure and perhaps ascend up to the Niederwald Monument by cable car for fantastic views over the vineyards and river below.

On the way back down, perhaps take the route through the sprawling vineyards. You’ll also enjoy the quirks of Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum on our included excursion.

Get your camera at the ready later for some very scenic cruising. The Lorelei Passage is known as the single most beautiful stretch of the Rhine. It naturally shapes the twists and turns of the spectacular Rhine Gorge.

 

Day 13 - Rudesheim - Lorelei Passage - Boppard - Koblenz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Koblenz - Cologne

This attractive city holds millennia of history, and our exploration includes Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the last-standing of several buildings that once guarded the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine.

It has felt the force of many armies, including Napoleon’s, and once guarded the Holy Tunic, the robe said to have been worn by Christ.

Day 14 - Koblenz - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Cologne - Dusseldorf - UK

We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Breakfast

The four-star plus MS Serenade 1 was built in 2005 and refurbished in 2015. This comfortable vessel creates a synergy between the luxury of an ocean liner and the intimacy and coziness of a river cruise ship. All bathrooms are equipped with both a shower and a bath tub, a unique feature in the river cruise industry. The MS Serenade 1 is 110 m and offers 68 cabins across three decks with a maximum of 136 guests. Passengers can relax in the lounge, dine in the panoramic restaurant, make use of the library and the Captain’s Club, or simply enjoy the passing scenery on the sun deck while playing giant chess. A cruise on the MS Serenade 1 ensures an unforgettable holiday on the European waterways. The ship offers three cabin types – all of which include a shower and bath tub. All cabins have outside views, climate control and an en-suite bathroom. In addition, cabins include a phone, TV, safe, hair dryer, mini bar, plus tea and coffee facilities.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 68 cabins across three decks, comfortable outside staterooms and suites, most with French Balconies
  • Boutique
  • Lift between Mozart and Chopin Deck
  • Gym and Sauna
  • Library
  • Lobby
  • Lounge and Bar
  • Mini Bar
  • Reception
  • Stairlift to Sun Deck
  • Sun deck with Loungers and Chess
  • WiFi

Accommodation & Amenities

This lovely 4 star river cruise vessel, features comfortably furnished cabins and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony. 68 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and including 2 suites range in size from 172 – 215 ft². Most accommodations featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening to a French Balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites

215 ft² – Chopin (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)
  • Full sit out private outdoor verenda
  • Indoor seating area with table and chairs
  • Hotel standard beds, which can be converted into twins or remain as double.
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & bathtub & separate shower enclosure
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Satellite television
  • Phone, in-room safe, hair dryer, mini bar
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
MS Serenade 1 - Suite
MS Serenade 1 - French Balcony Cabin

C, B & A Grade Superior Cabins

172 ft² – Middle (Mozart) & Upper (Chopin) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & bathtub & separate shower enclosure
  • Hotel standard beds, which can be converted into twins or remain as double.
  • Indoor seating area with table and chairs
  • Satellite television
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Phone, in-room safe, hair dryer, mini bar
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

D- Grade Standard Cabins

172 ft² – Lower (Beethoven) Deck

  • Head Height fixed window
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & bathtub & separate shower enclosure
  • Hotel standard beds, which can be converted into twins or remain as double.
  • Indoor seating area with table and chairs
  • Satellite television
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
MS Serenade 1 - Standard Cabin
MS Serenade 1 - Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Aug 27Serenade 1Budapest£2699Cabin Upgrades
CMiddle Deck161 ft², French Balcony£2699  
BMiddle Deck161 ft², French Balcony£3599  
AUpper Deck161 ft², French Balcony£3699  
SuiteUpper Deck237 ft², Outside Balcony£3699  

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Why Choose This Cruise?

Titan River Cruises is the only escorted tour operator to offer free home transfers on every itinerary and every departure date with no mileage supplement to pay. Titan Travel are also our number one choice for low or no single supplements.  As Titan Travel now charter their own river cruise ship, the MS Serenade 1, not only as a solo traveller do you get picked up from home, but you can look forward to knowing that there will be a group of single travellers on board with you. Or you can cruise with a companion, but you both have a cabin for only a small supplement, subject to availability. As a long-established, multi-award winning river cruise company, Titan Travel have brought their friendly expertise to their comfortable, 4 star river cruising. Your fellow travellers on board will be from the UK and Ireland. We have worked with Titan Travel and their friendly staff for a number of years and are very happy to recommend their overall experience from start to finish.  Celebrating 40 years in business, they are definitely doing something right.

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