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A Classical Journey from Cologne to Amsterdam

No Fly Cruise By Coach. Exclusive: case of wine for every 2018 booking
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A Classical Journey from Cologne to Amsterdam

From £1,799 pp

The Rhine has a plethora of legacies, from the castles and fortresses dotted along its banks to the Black Forest, famed for the classic cuckoo clocks and delicious cherry gateau. We spend time exploring wonderful cities full of highlights that have been justifiably awarded UNESCO status and opportunities to nurture musical intrigue with optional visits to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, Beethoven’s home and an included string quartet concert. All this is interspersed with relaxing days cruising along the beautiful Rhine and ends with a night in fascinating Amsterdam.

What’s Included:

  • 11 night cruise on the MS Serenade 1
  • 32 meals: 11 breakfasts (days 2-12), 10 lunches (days 2-11), 11 dinners (days 1-11)
  • 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
  • 4 included excursions: Full day excursion to Mount Rigi, Colmar & the Alsace, Koblenz & Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, A Visit to the Black Forest
  • 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 - Lorelei Rock - Rüdesheim

Relax on board and watch the stunning scenery as we sail through the Lorelei Passage and navigate the fabled Lorelei Rock, arriving in Rüdesheim over lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring this Roman city at your leisure, or take an optional excursion to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, which holds an impressive collection of beautiful automated instruments and an insight into the history and mechanics of music boxes.

This evening we have included a classical music performance.

Day 2 - Lorelei Rock - Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Mannheim - Speyer

We sail on to Mannheim where we disembark for an included tour to the Black Forest. We drive along the renowned and scenic ‘Schwarzwald Hochstrasse’, and take a cruise on Lake Titisee, from where stunning views of the wooded mountain range can be seen; and take this opportunity to sample the delicious Black Forest Gateau created from the Morello cherries that grow here.

The ship sails to Speyer – one of Germany’s oldest cities and once hugely influential. The 11th century cathedral, one of the most important monuments from the Holy Roman Empire era, has a crypt which contains the tombs of eight of Germany’s emperors and kings.

Day 3 - Mannheim - Speyer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Strasbourg

We have a full day to explore the grand city of Strasbourg which has often shifted between French and German rule. You may appreciate an optional tour of the city centre to become familiar with the ancient artisan Petite France area and the monumental cathedral which features wonderfully intricate carvings and a clock that is particularly impressive as it strikes 12:30pm.

The optional tour also includes a boat ride along the city’s canals, lined with beautiful timber-framed houses. The rest of the day is at leisure to roam along the picturesque alleys that twist through the Old Town’s rich merchant roots.

Day 4 - Strasbourg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Basel

Arriving in Basel early this morning, we embark on an included excursion to Mount Rigi. From the banks of Lucerne we take a boat across the lake and meet a train which takes us through the beautiful Rigi Bahn Valley.

From the top you are free to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from various viewpoints, taking in over 13 lakes, the Mittelland and the Swiss Alps. We return to our vessel by cable car and coach.

Day 5 - Basel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Breisach

After a morning of scenic sailing along the border of France and Germany, we dock in Breisach. Take this opportunity to spend more time in the Black Forest with an optional visit to beautiful Lake Titisee. Popular with watersports fans, you may have your own adventure on the lake with a boat trip.

Day 6 - Breisach

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Kehl - Colmar

We arrive in Kehl this morning to take an included excursion to the historic Alsatian town of Colmar. Crooked half-timbered houses in chalk-box shades along cobbled lanes and flora-lined canals have created a town that is considered by some as the most beautiful in the world.

Our guided tour takes in the wealth of historical and architectural heritage and, as the capital of central Alsace it is an ideal location to discover the Alsatian lifestyle.

Day 7 - Kehl - Colmar

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Mainz - Lorelei Rock - Koblenz

Start your day in Mainz, the capital during Roman reign. If you choose to explore this morning, you will see the city’s history through the various architectural styles across the city – the half-timbered buildings of the Altstadt are a big attraction, as is the Gutenberg Museum, which holds three of the extremely rare 42-line Gutenberg Bible.

At lunchtime we return through the Lorelei Passage to Koblenz where we dock overnight.

Day 8 - Mainz - Lorelei Rock - Koblenz

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Koblenz - Bonn

This morning, join an included walking tour of this attractive, historical town. Koblenz is dominated by Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest fortress in Europe after Gibraltar, and we take a cable car to the fortress for magnificent views over the Rhine and Moselle.

We sail to Bonn, arriving late this afternoon.

Day 9 - Koblenz - Bonn

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Bonn - Cologne

Start today discovering Bonn at your leisure, or take an optional walking tour of this Roman city, fortified in 1244 after an already tumultuous history. The quiet city became capital of West Germany in 1949 until German reunification. Included in the optional tour is entrance to Beethoven’s House – home, during his youth, to Bonn’s most famous son.

We continue our voyage to Cologne for an afternoon at leisure in Germany’s fourth largest city. The magnificent medieval cathedral is worth a visit and its spires provide a useful point for orientation as they soar above the city’s rooftops.

Day 10 - Bonn - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Amsterdam

We make our final journey to Amsterdam this morning and, arriving after lunch, you have the afternoon to explore this fascinating city at leisure – perhaps visit the numerous museums renowned throughout the world, including the Anne Frank House or, for art lovers, the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Stedelijk Museum.

Or take an optional tour of the city, including a boat tour through its famous canals. We remain in port overnight.

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

Day 11 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Amsterdam - 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 arrive at The Grand Hotel (or similar stop), you will be met and guides by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

Day 12 - Amsterdam - Folkestone

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  
May 3Serenade 1Cologne£1799SAVE £550Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckD172 ft², Fixed Windows£1799  
Middle DeckC161 ft², French Balcony£  
Middle DeckB161 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckA161 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², Outside Balcony£  
Aug 3Serenade 1Cologne£2299Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckD172 ft², Fixed Windows£2299  
Middle DeckC161 ft², French Balcony£  
Middle DeckB161 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckA161 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², Outside Balcony£  
Oct 16Serenade 1Cologne£1899Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckD172 ft², Fixed Windows£1899  
Middle DeckC161 ft², French Balcony£  
Middle DeckB161 ft², French Balcony£2429  
Upper DeckA161 ft², French Balcony£2529  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², Outside Balcony£  

Single supplement:

Cat D: Nil, B: £200 & A £250


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