The magical thing about exploring a historical region is sharing a sense of awe. During this cruise through Bavaria and the Rhineland, there’s the moment you lay eyes on a vibrant sea of roses in Bamberg, and marvel at human creativity before the Würzburg Residence or the fairytale ruins of Heidelberg Castle.
And in amongst these, there are quieter moments of discovery that help you see why this area is historically significant, architecturally amazing – and simply wonderful.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Munich.
Upon arrival, transfer to Nuremburg to embark MS Serenade 1 (4T).
Light refreshments are available on arrival, with time to settle in before a welcome cocktail and the captain’s gala dinner this evening.
Day 2 - Bamberg
This morning we arrive in the enchanting town of Bamberg for our first taste of Bavaria. We enjoy a walking tour of the wonderful old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping to marvel at the Romanesque Cathedral where Emperors and Popes lie entombed.
We then round off our tour at the magnificent New Residenz palace. The rose gardens within boast not only over 4,500 beautiful blooms in the summer, but fantastic city views too.
Day 3 - Würzburg
After a leisurely morning, we arrive in scenic Würzburg and visit to the Würzburg Residence, a flamboyant 18th century palace that was so architecturally and artistically unique it coined the term ‘Würzburg rococo’.
Day 4 - Miltenberg
This morning we arrive in Miltenberg, a pretty little town nestling on the River Main. Take a stroll along its main street, packed with half-timbered houses, and perhaps stop off for a hard-earned drink at Zum Riesen.
It is one of Germany’s oldest inns, serving refreshments to local guests and royal visitors since the 12th century.
If you’re still thirsty, you can join the fun of the optional beer tasting excursion.
Day 5 - Mainz - Mannheim
A morning in Mainz gives you a few hours to take your pick from this fascinating city’s historical sights.
You can head to St Stephan’s Church and let the heavenly blue light from the Chagall-designed stained-glass windows wash over you. You can explore the hidden corners of the 1,000-year-old St Martin’s Cathedral and be captivated by its stories. And to see how the printed word changed the world forever, you can visit the excellent Gutenberg Museum. Credited with inventing printing using movable type, Gutenberg is one of Mainz’s most famous sons.
This afternoon, we take to the river again and head for Mannheim, to dock overnight.
Day 6 - Mannheim - Speyer
A late-morning arrival in Speyer gives you two equally appealing options. Either stroll around this delightfully walkable town and perhaps visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage-listed Romanesque Cathedral, or join an optional tour of Heidelberg.
One of the city’s most famous landmarks is its half-ruined Renaissance castle, perched dramatically on a hill, offering expansive views of life below.
Take in the views yourself and it’s easy to see why Germany’s oldest university town has been a magnet for writers and artists for centuries.
Day 7 - Strasbourg (Colmar and Alsace)
Our morning arrival in Strasbourg takes us across the border into France for the final full day of your holiday.
Join us as we explore Colmar, capital of the Alsace wine region and an astoundingly well-preserved medieval town. And travel by coach through Alsace, an intriguing area that borders Germany and Switzerland and upholds a wealth of traditions.
Tonight, enjoy the captain’s farewell gala dinner on board.
Day 8 - Basel - 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.
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.
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.
Titan 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 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 traveler do you get picked up from home, but you can look forward to knowing that there will be a group of single travelers onboard 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 travelers on board will be from the UK and Ireland.
We have worked with Titan 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.
|Jul 10||Serenade 1||Amsterdam||Saving upto £200 pp||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||D||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1499|
|Middle Deck||C||161 ft², French Balcony||£1699|
|Middle Deck||B||161 ft², French Balcony||£1799|
|Upper Deck||A||161 ft², French Balcony||£1999|
|Upper Deck||Suite||237 ft², Outside Balcony||£2099|
|Sep 29||Serenade 1||Amsterdam||Saving upto £200 pp||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||D||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1399|
|Middle Deck||C||161 ft², French Balcony||£1599|
|Middle Deck||B||161 ft², French Balcony||£1699|
|Upper Deck||A||161 ft², French Balcony||£1899|
|Upper Deck||Suite||237 ft², Outside Balcony||£1999|
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.
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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