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The Beautiful Rhine & the Glacier Express

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The Beautiful Rhine and the Glacier Express

From £2,399 pp

Glide along the river Rhine and uncover the quaint towns and historic cities that decorate its shoreline. You’ll potter along the cobbled alleys and beautiful lakeside scenery in little Speyer, Rüdesheim and Breisach, passing through the magnificent Lorelei Passage along the way.

Your cruise ends in arty Basel, but your adventure doesn’t. After a day in Montreux, board the famed Glacier Express as you whirl through spectacular scenery en route to Chur.

What’s Included:

  • 3 nights in hotels and 7 nights cruise on MS Serenade 1
  • 24 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 2-11), 6 lunches (days 2-7), 8 dinners (days 1-8)
  • 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
  • 5 included excursions and visits to
  • Koblenz city tour and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Speyer walking city tour and cathedral
  • Strasbourg city tour and canal cruise
  • Excursion to Chillon Castle and Aigle Castle
  • Journey on the Glacier Express
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service to your chosen airport
  • Check-in service by Titan Staff
  • Fly from an airport near you
  • Porterage
  • All port taxes, security charges, and fuel surcharges included
Day 1 - Dusseldorf - Cologne

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

Upon arrival, transfer to Cologne and embark MS Serenade 1  where light refreshments are available.


Day 2 - Koblenz

Where the Rhine and the Moselle rivers meet sits Koblenz.

We’ll spend the morning wandering the city’s string of charming squares as part of our included tour, before taking the cable car up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress – the perfect vantage point to snap a postcard view of the rivers below.

Day 2 - Koblenz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Koblenz - Lorelei Passage - Rüdesheim

After breakfast, take your spot up on the sundeck to get the best views of the magnificent scenery as we sail the Lorelei Passage – famed as the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine.

We arrive in pretty Rüdesheim with the afternoon to explore.

Here, the town is full of timber-framed houses and surrounded by vast vineyards.

Day 3 - Koblenz - Lorelei Passage - Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Speyer

This pastel-pretty town is easily explored by foot, which is a real treat as it boasts so many original pre-WWII features.

We’ll enjoy a walking city tour taking in the incredible synagogue and looming cathedral.

Day 4 - Speyer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Strasbourg

Having changed hands a few times over the years, Strasbourg has both French and German influences, giving it a multi-cultural flavour.

Here, the great Gothic cathedral sits obediently next to the quaint Petite France district.

We’ll see all the best bits on our city tour and canal cruise this afternoon.

Day 5 - Strasbourg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Breisach

Nestled among the vineyards between the Rhine and the Black Forest – with French neighbours just across the river in Alsace, it’s little wonder Breisach is a town of good food and good wine.

The town’s cobbled streets and pastel buildings are overlooked by St Stephen’s Cathedral. Explore at leisure, or join us on an optional excursion to Lake Titisee, where you’ll enjoy a cruise and some free time soaking up the peaceful ambience.

Day 6 - Breisach

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Basel

The ‘city for art lovers’, Basel is known for its wealth of galleries, museums and iconic buildings.

You’ll have the whole day at leisure to discover the charming architecture and winding streets. Alstadt, on the Rhine’s south bank, and Kleinbasel are two particularly appealing areas, both great for people-watching.

This evening we’ll enjoy the captain’s gala farewell dinner on board.

Day 7 - Basel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Basel - Montreux

This morning, we disembark and transfer to Montreux.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva surrounded by snow covered Swiss Alps, Montreux has an irresistible elegance that has kept visitors coming since the writers, artists and musicians of the 19th century.

We’ll head out this afternoon to try our first glass of delicious regional wine.

4* Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic Montreux

Day 8 - Basel - Montreux


Day 9 - Chillon Castle and Aigle Castle

From the flower-lined promenade that runs along the water’s edge, you’ll see the magnificent Chillon Castle in the distance. We start the day with a scenic boat ride to the castle.

This wonderful lakeside fortress has been a toll station and a summer residence of the Counts of Savoy, as well as an arsenal and a prison.

Take some time to explore independently before we continue to Aigle Castle. Surrounded by sprawling vineyards, this turreted medieval château has strong roots in the local wine industry.

We’ll explore the Vine and Wine Museum before tasting the fine wine produced here.



Day 10 - Glacier Express - Chur

We wave goodbye to Montreux this morning as we board a train to Brig, where we join the mythical Glacier Express, the world’s slowest express train, to Chur.

The spectacular journey takes us along the river Rhone and into the narrow Upper Rhone Valley, across the Oberalp Pass and down into the dramatic Rhine Gorge.

Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera.

On arrival in Chur, we’ll check into the 4* ABC Swiss Quality Hotel  for the evening.

Day 10 - Glacier Express - Chur


Day 11 - Basel to UK

This morning we transfer to the airport for the 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.

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.


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
May 16Serenade 1Cologne£2399Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckD172 ft², Fixed Windows£2399  
Middle DeckC161 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Middle DeckB161 ft², French Balcony£2649  
Upper DeckA161 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², Outside Balcony£2799  
Jun 13Serenade 1Cologne£2499Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckD172 ft², Fixed Windows£2499  
Middle DeckC161 ft², French Balcony£2649  
Middle DeckB161 ft², French Balcony£2749  
Upper DeckA161 ft², French Balcony£2799  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², Outside Balcony£2899  

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.

Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

Why Choose This Cruise?

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.

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