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The Glorious Rhine & Danube

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The Glorious Rhine & Danube

From £2,699 pp

Discover the heritage of the great cities that stand strong – and those that have crumbled through time – on the banks of Europe’s great waterways. Marvel at the spectacular views of the Rhine Gorge as you sail towards the thermal baths of Budapest.

In between the two is a tale that spans millennia: Roman ruins, white stone castles, medieval cathedrals and WWII remnants. Break up the sightseeing with long, leisurely afternoons enjoying the river views as you glide by.

What’s Included:

  • 15 night cruise on the Serenade 1
  • 41 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 2-15), 13 lunches (days 2-14), 14 dinners (days 1-14)
  • Welcome reception party, 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
  • 7 included excursions: Koblenz city tour and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum Würzburg Residence Palace and walking tour Nuremburg, Vienna and Budapest city tours Benedictine Weltenberg Abbey
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Check-in service by Titan Staff*
  • All port taxes, security charges, and fuel surcharges included
  • Porterage

*Check-in by Titan Staff not available at all airports, Please check on booking

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Day 1 - UK - Dusseldorf - Cologne

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

On arrival, we’ll transfer to Cologne to embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.

MS Serenade 1 (4-star)

Dinner

Day 2 - Koblenz - Boppard

We arrive in Koblenz early this morning for a tour. 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 Jesus Christ.

We then sail to Boppard, and the afternoon is open for you to explore this historic, UNESCO-listed area. The town has a history of several royal families, electors and bishops, although its most famous residents were the Romans.

There still stands a fortress and 28 vast Roman defence towers.

Day 2 - Koblenz - Boppard

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Lorelei Passage - Rudesheim

After a gentle morning sailing on the Rhine’s most beautiful stretch, we arrive in the small town of Rüdesheim.

You’ll enjoy the quirks of Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, and then spend the afternoon wandering the idyllic, Germanic streets of the old town.

Perhaps take the cable car into the hills behind the town for fantastic views of the vineyards and river below.

Day 3 - Lorelei Passage - Rudesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Mainz

Amble along the riverbank towards the one-time gates to the old city and stop for a moment to admire the fairytale-like cathedral that dominates the main square.

The city was flattened during WWII, but has been rebuilt with a romantic charm and character. Perhaps take some time to admire the Romanesque, Gothic and baroque features of the 10th century cathedral.

Just outside, the lively Market will be taking place in the large square – perfect for mingling with the locals.

The Gutenberg museum is also worth a visit with a good few wonders to ‘wow’ at.

Day 4 - Mainz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Miltenberg - Wertheim

We dock in Miltenberg this morning, ready to explore. This medieval town is home to over 100 listed timber-framed houses, which makes for a beautiful and colourful stroll around the pedestrianised streets.

The area also has a long legacy of beer production, and you have the opportunity to taste some local creations on an optional excursion.

After a morning of exploration, we continue onto Wertheim, where you’ll have a glimpse of village life among its quaint streets.

Day 5 - Miltenberg - Wertheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Wurzburg

Würzburg started as a glorious pilgrimage city, where prince-bishops lavished their wealth to create a beautiful palace, which we’ll explore as part of our tour this morning.

The huge Würzburg Residence Palace won its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the most brilliant courts in Europe in the 18th century.

Created by an international team of exceptional architects, painters, sculptors and stucco-workers, this really is a sight to behold.

We set sail during lunch today, leaving you with the rest of the day to enjoy the views.

Day 6 -  Wurzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Bamberg

This town became important in the 10th century, and shortly after the German king wanted to make this a ‘second Rome’.

The beautiful medieval and baroque architecture had a huge influence on central Europe, and still impresses visitors today. Explore independently or take an optional walking tour to discover the town’s story and visit the Rose Gardens, where around 4,500 roses fill the inner courtyard of the New Residenz.

Day 7 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Our morning tour of Nuremberg introduces us to the history of the city.

A leader in Germany’s industrial revolution, a stage for Nazi party rallies, and the site of the WWII war crimes tribunal, this city has a lot of history to tell.

Enjoy an afternoon of sailing as we head towards Regensburg.

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Regensburg

Enjoy the gentle breeze on the sundeck before we arrive in Regensburg in the afternoon. There are many fine sights to see in the best preserved medieval city in Germany.

Head into the UNESCO-listed old town to find the majority of the 1,500 listed buildings, including the castle-like patrician town house ‘Heuport’ and the Old Town Hall which served as a seat of parliament for 200 years, and sits over a torture chamber from the Middle Ages.

We’ll also explore the Benedictine Weltenburg Abbey together, the oldest monastery in Bavaria. 1,400 years on, a legacy of monks still leave here.

Day 9 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Passau

You may like to take an optional excursion to find your way around Passau this morning.

Amongst the colourful and unregimented rows, squeezed between river banks, stands wonderfully preserved baroque architecture, plus traditional Bavarian beerhalls and a 13th-century hilltop fortress, which now holds a city museum and art gallery.

Day 10 - Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Melk - Vienna

After breakfast, perhaps take a stroll around the quiet town of Melk, easily small enough to cross on foot. A glorious Benedictine abbey, created from the town’s 10th century residence of Babenberg rulers, dominates the skyline.

You have the opportunity to see this fortified, baroque landmark today on an optional excursion.

We sail this afternoon to dock overnight in Vienna.

Day 11 - Melk - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Vienna

With a whole day at foot to explore Austria’s capital city, the possibilities are almost endless.

This is a city of the arts, dotted with masterpieces and flowing to the sound of the opera. Baroque streetscapes set the scene for our tour this morning. We’ll explore Ringstrasse, the beautiful boulevard which holds many of Vienna’s best known sites including the Imperial Palace, the Vienna State Opera and Parliament.

There are also many monuments to Austria’s great warlords, rulers, composers and poets.

Day 12 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Bratislava

Wake up in Slovakia this morning. Explore Bratislava’s lovingly restored Old Town and imposing Bratislava Castle (Hrad), which dominates the cityscape.

With a total of 11 kings and 8 queens crowned within the white castle’s walls, the city has a long legacy to discover.

Day 13 - Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Budapest

We arrive in Budapest early this morning, ready for a tour of a capital of fine culture, cuisine and thermal baths from the Ottoman era.

Its treasures also include the magnificent Parliament building, St Stephen’s Basilica, the renovated Jewish Quarter (which includes the world’s second-largest synagogue) and the Palace District, full of stunning aristocratic palaces.

Day 14 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Budapest - UK

After breakfast 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  
Jul 30Serenade 1Cologne£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  

VIP door-to-door travel service Travel with us and your holiday starts the moment you step out your front door. There’s no worry about taxi fares, train timetables or having to lug your bags on public transport – we take care of the whole journey for you. Hassle-free transfers* As the pioneers of door-to-door transfers, our service is industry-leading. No matter where you’re flying from, our drivers will pick you up from home (or another address if that’s easier) and take you to your departure airport. When you return, they’ll be waiting at the terminal to bring you back home again. If you’ve chosen to stay in a hotel the night before your flight, that’s not a problem – we’ll collect you the day before and take you to the hotel. Everyone’s a VIP – no matter how far you are from the airport We won’t ask you to pay extra just because you live further away. There are no mileage limits or supplements to pay for our airport transfers – we cover every UK address (with the exception of the Scottish Islands and Sark, where we’ll pick you up from a mainland address of your choice). *The majority of our VIP door-to-door service transfers are not exclusive to one holiday booking and journeys to and from the airport may be undertaken via additional addresses and may involve a change of vehicle.


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Why Choose This Cruise?

Titan Travel is the only escorted River Cruise 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 now charter their own 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 touring company, Titan have brought their friendly expertise to their comfortable, 4 star river cruising. Your fellow travellers onboard 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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