Day 1 - London - Munich - Nuremberg
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from your home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and your British Airways flight to Munich. On arrival, transfer to the port in Nuremberg and embark Royal Crown (4T) with time to settle in before dinner.
Day 2 - Kelheim - Regensburg
An early morning arrival into Kelheim allows the opportunity to explore renaissance centre of this city and Liberation Hall, commissioned by King Ludwig I to commemorate the victories over Napoleon. We continue to Regensburg with free time to explore this exceptionally well preserved medieval town. The story of this ancient trading centre is told through its many notable sites, including medieval patrician houses and towers, a large number of churches and the Thurn and Taxis Palace. Alternatively, there will be an opportunity to join an optional tour of the Benedictine Weltenburg Abbey. Bavaria’s oldest monastic settlement contains impressively intricate art and an award-winning monastery brewery, one of the world’s oldest.
Day 3 - Passau
Spend the day exploring Passau at your leisure. Rebuilt by Italian Baroque masters in the 17th century, the Old Town is a beautiful destination, with delightful lanes to wander through and towers soaring to the sky. The Old Town’s highest point is St Steven’s Cathedral. Within its richly decorated walls is Europe’s largest pipe organ, with 17,974 pipes, the largest being over 11m long with a tone so deep it’s almost inaudible. Concerts are played here most days at noon. Alternatively you may choose to join an excursion to Salzburg. Before a backdrop of formidable mountains stands a city of graceful domes and spires, and laced in art. It is here that Mozart and The Sound of Music were born, and concert halls offer performances every day of the year.
Day 4 - Linz - Grein - Melk
Wake this morning in Linz, with time to explore at leisure. A city of architectural contrast, beautiful old stucco façades can be found next to interesting new buildings with futuristic lighting. The Old Town still retains its cobblestone charm, large main square and inviting cafés offering world-famous Linzer Torte. Return to the ship for lunch and a cruise to Grein, with time to discover the attractive town before our evening cruise to Melk, where we dock overnight.
Day 5 - Melk - Wachau Valley - Krems
For this morning we have included a tour of Melk Abbey, perched high on the Danube’s granite cliffs. Originally a Roman fortress, black-robed Benedictine monks have inhabited the palatial monastery for over 900 years. The impressive Baroque ensemble that ensued includes a church with magnificent frescoes and a library of countless medieval manuscripts. We return to the river for lunch and a cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley en route to Krems. Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing in this lovingly preserved UNESCO heritage town, where modern life is embraced as much as its past.
Day 6 - Vienna
Awake in our final destination - beautiful Vienna. After breakfast we have an included tour of the city, introducing you to its highlights, with a break in a typical Viennese coffee house, where coffee is encouraged to be enjoyed in a leisurely manner with friends or the day’s paper. Rejuvenated and armed with local knowledge, the remainder of the day is free for you to start your own discoveries.
Days 7-8 Vienna
We disembark and transfer to the Lindner Hotel am Belvedere (4T) in Vienna for two nights. A visit is included to Schönbrunn Palace, a building of architectural splendour, commissioned by Emperor Leopold I for his son Josef I as a summer residence. Decorated in the Rococo style of the 18th century, the apartments are adorned with frescoes, crystal chandeliers, priceless tapestries, and furniture. From your hotel, your explorations of this stunning city can continue at your leisure.
Day 9 Vienna - London
We transfer to Vienna Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.