Day 1 - London - Basel
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from your home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Basel. On arrival, transfer to embark MS Serenade 1 (4T). A buffet is available on arrival, with time to settle in before a welcome cocktail and Captain’s gala dinner this evening.
Day 2 - Basel
There will be time to explore the sights of Basel at leisure today. Perhaps take a wander through the cobbled streets of the Old Town or explore the city’s museums and art galleries. Alternatively, you can join an optional city tour, to explore in more detail. We sail this evening.
Day 3 - Breisach - Strasbourg
We wake up in Germany this morning, where you’ll have time to explore the town of Breisach at leisure. Much of the town was destroyed by wartime bombing, but it has since been painstakingly restored. Perhaps visit the Gothic St Stephen’s Cathedral and the City History Museum, housed in a 17th century tower, with displays chronicling the town’s history from the Stone Age to the present day. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Lake Titisee. We depart late this afternoon, sailing northwards to Strasbourg, where we dock overnight.
Day 4 - Strasbourg
We have a full day to explore Strasbourg today. We embark on an included guided tour of this enticing French city, home to the European Parliament, a magnificent Gothic cathedral and a UNESCO-listed Old Town, known as Petite France, filled with pretty half-timbered houses. We will also enjoy a cruise along the city’s canals before we depart this evening.
Day 5 - Speyer - Mannheim - Rüdesheim
This morning we arrive in historic Speyer, dominated by its impressive, UNESCO-listed Romanesque cathedral, which dates back to the 11th century. You are free to explore Speyer at leisure or alternatively, join our optional excursion into the Black Forest. This afternoon we continue to Mannheim, with its magnificent Baroque palace, before sailing on to Rüdesheim, where we dock overnight.
Day 6 - Rüdesheim - Lorelei Rock - Koblenz
There is free time to explore the pretty town of Rüdesheim this morning, or you may join our optional excursion to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, with its wonderful collection of music boxes and automated musical instruments. We leave this afternoon and enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Rhine, passing the Lorelei Rock in the Rhine Gorge, where legend tells of a water nymph luring fishermen to their doom. Later this afternoon we arrive in Koblenz, where we spend the night. Koblenz stands at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is dominated by the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, completed in 1828, and we visit this today on our included excursion, along with the historic city centre.
Day 7 - Koblenz - Cologne
We depart Koblenz this morning, sailing on to Cologne, arriving this afternoon. One of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne’s origins go back to the days of the Roman Empire and we embark on an included walking tour of the historic city centre, taking in sights such as the magnificent Gothic cathedral, one of the largest in Europe. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell gala dinner on board.
Day 8 Cologne - Dusseldorf - London
Disembark in Cologne and transfer to Dusseldorf Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.