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A Grand Rhine Cruise

No Fly Cruise By Coach. Exclusive: case of wine with every booking
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A Grand Rhine Cruise

From £1,349 pp

Sail along the Rhine aboard the exclusively chartered MS Serenade 1 to visit some of Europe’s oldest towns and cities, each with delightful haphazard alleys to explore. Starting and finishing in Cologne, we take in Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the former Roman capital of Mainz.

The Romans founded many of the destinations on this cruise, leaving fortresses and amphitheatres for us to enjoy, as well as initiating the growth of vineyards which decorate the valleys through which we sail. In addition to included city tours, you may like to visit Beethoven’s House Museum and Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum.

What’s Included:

  • 9 night cruise on the MS Serenade 1
  • 26 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10), 8 lunches (days 2-9), 9 dinners (days 1-9)
  • 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
  • 3 included excursions: Excursion to Heidelberg, Strasbourg city tour & canal cruise, Mainz walking tour
  • 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
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Day 1 - Folkestone to Cologne

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to the Ramada Dover (or similar stop), where you will be greeted by Titan staff and meet your fellow travellers. Board your coaches for the journey by Eurotunnel or ferry to Calais and onward to Cologne.

Upon arrival, embark MS Serenade 1 (4T), where light refreshments will be available before a welcome cocktail and Captain’s gala dinner this evening.

Day 1 - Folkestone to Cologne

Dinner

Day 2 - Bonn - Alken

Wake this morning in Bonn and choose to take an optional walking tour of the old city, or explore independently. A tumultuous history led to the city’s fortification in 1244 and then in 1949 it became the capital of West Germany, for the 41 years of the Cold War – just two events that have created an intriguing city over the last two millennia.

The optional tour includes entrance to Beethoven’s House, the birthplace of Bonn’s most famous son. It holds many exhibits of his life and work including scores and musical instruments.

We depart Bonn this afternoon and sail to Alken, where we moor overnight.

Day 2 - Bonn - Alken

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Alken - Cochem

Take the morning to discover Alken, one of the oldest towns along the Moselle, with old castles to explore. Our journey continues over lunch to Cochem, arriving mid-afternoon.

Whilst here we have the option to take a sightseeing tour of the Imperial Cochem Castle, with beautiful medieval towers and fairytale turrets soaring high over beautiful scenes of the charming town and sloping vine-clad banks of the river. The manually harvested crops make the most prestigious of German wines.

Day 3 - Alken - Cochem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Cochem - Boppard

We continue down the Rhine, navigating the locks on our way to beautiful Boppard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has evolved since its Roman settlement. Arriving this afternoon and docking overnight, the rest of the day is open for you to explore Boppard.

The area is renowned for a long history influenced by several royal families, electors and bishops, although none possibly as important as the Romans. The fortress and 28 of the vast Roman camp’s defence towers are still standing.

Day 4 - Cochem - Boppard

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 -Boppard - Lorelei Rock - Rüdesheim

This morning we sail the beautiful, winding Lorelei Passage and pass the legendary Lorelei Rock. Disembark in Rüdesheim after lunch for an optional visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum which holds an impressive collection of automated musical instruments, from delicate musical boxes to a gigantic piano-orchestrion.

Alternatively, explore the historic city of winegrowers, to find parts of the city’s fortifications including the Romanesque Brömserburg Castle, now home to Rheingauer Wine Museum, and delightful half-timbered houses of Drosselgasse.

We depart late this evening.

Day 5 -Boppard - Lorelei Rock - Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Mannheim - Heidelberg - Speyer

This morning we dock in Mannheim for a transfer to Heidelberg, where we take a walking tour through Gothic streets full of historic sites and attractions. The ruins of the Renaissance castle dominate the city, providing a stunning city backdrop and a wonderful place to visit.

We return to our vessel in Speyer.

Day 6 - Mannheim - Heidelberg - Speyer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Strasbourg

We have an entire day to explore the grand city of Strasbourg. Begin with an included tour of the city centre, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and a cruise along the city’s canal for some fantastic views.

The afternoon is at leisure for you to return to the twisting alleys lined with crooked houses and to its monumental cathedral featuring carvings as delicate as any piece of lacework.

Day 7 - Strasbourg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Mainz - Andernach

Awake in Mainz for an included tour of the Roman capital. Its history is visible through the various architectural styles dotted across the city, from the ruins of a Roman theatre and aqueduct to the unusual modern synagogue. One of the city’s best known establishments is the Gutenberg Museum named after Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of the revolutionary moveable metal type printing equipment that reproduced the famous Gutenberg Bible.

We return to our ship this afternoon to continue to Andernach through the Lorelei Passage.

Day 8 - Mainz - Andernach

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Andernach - Cologne

Spend your morning exploring the ancient town of Andernach before a lunchtime cruise to Cologne, where we remain docked overnight. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore this Roman city with its famous Gothic cathedral which is said to house the remains of the Three Wise Men, and a plethora of museums covering everything from sport to chocolate and perfume.

Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell gala dinner on board.

Day 9 - Andernach - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Cologne - Folkestone

After breakfast we disembark and board our waiting coaches, to take us on the return journey to Calais and a Eurotunnel or ferry crossing to Folkestone.  Upon arrival at The Grand Hotel (or similar stop) you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle 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

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

 

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.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 24Serenade 1Cologne£1349Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckD172 ft², Fixed Windows£1349  
Middle DeckC161 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Middle DeckB161 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckA161 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², Outside Balcony£  

Single supplement:

Cat D: £100, Cat C: £150, B & A £200


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