Day 1 - Folkestone - Calais - Rotterdam
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home early this morning, for your journey to The Grand Hotel, where you will be greeted by Titan staff and meet your fellow travellers. Enjoy tea and coffee before boarding your coaches for the journey by Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais, and onward transfer to Rotterdam. Embark Royal Crown (4T) in time for dinner.
Day 2 - Rotterdam - Arnhem - Bonn
Spend the morning sailing the Rhine, stepping ashore in Arnhem after lunch. With a history covering many thousands of years, this bustling city is best known today for one of the most famous battles of World War II. An optional commemoration tour is available here. We depart Arnhem late this evening and sail to Bonn.
Day 3 - Bonn
We arrive in Bonn, the city that became capital of West Germany during the country’s division, early this afternoon. With over thirty museums and beautiful parks, there is plenty to see. The city is particularly proud of its most famous son - Beethoven. An optional excursion includes the house where he was born, now a memorial to him.
Day 4 - Bonn - Koblenz
After lunch we arrive in picturesque Koblenz to follow 2000 years of history. The town has fortress walls, towers, palaces, castles and monuments built by its numerous conquerors. We have an included tour by cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortess. Europe’s second largest fort has been used in military service up to, and beyond World War II. We remain in port overnight.
Day 5 - Koblenz - Rüdesheim - Mainz
Spend this afternoon in stunning Rüdesheim, with beautiful half-timbered aristocratic residences, delightful towers and imposing castles. Take an optional excursion to the imaginative Siegfried’s Music Museum, to see the creative mechanical instruments. Our journey continues over dinner to Mainz, where we dock overnight.
Day 6 - Mainz - Speyer
The old city centre of Mainz is decorated with half-timbered houses, magnificent Baroque churches, intertwining alleys with names that capture the imagination, and Mainz State Theatre, the largest Roman theatre north of the Alps. Our cruise continues during lunch, arriving in Speyer this evening.
Day 7 - Speyer - Mannheim
Explore Speyer, an important religious town with the remains of an ancient Jewish ritual bath, and with eight German kings and emperors buried in the cathedral. This afternoon, enjoy an included excursion to Gothic Heidelberg, which inspired painters including William Turner.
Day 8 - Boppard - Cochem
Wake this morning in Boppard, a town shaped around its Roman roots. This afternoon, relax on board as we sail to Cochem, where we dock this evening.
Day 9 - Cochem - Bernkastel
Explore the traditional German town of Cochem this morning, rich in legend and folklore. Follow the old stone steps up to the old Capuchin monastery, or take an optional excursion to turreted Cochem Castle, filled with remarkable objects. We dock in Bernkastel overnight.
Day 10 - Bernkastel - Trier
The ancient town of Bernkastel is best known for the many well-preserved houses including the precarious looking, and much photographed, Spitzhäuschen (‘pointed house’) on Karlsstrasse. We depart for Trier at lunchtime, arriving early this evening.
Day 11 - Trier - Kaub
Trier has been fought over repeatedly through the centuries, and its proximity to France will become evident on your included tour. This Roman city is an important site for classical monuments and art treasures, with remnants of Roman bridges, baths and the amphitheatre. We depart Trier late this afternoon and arrive in Kaub this evening.
Day 12 - Kaub - Traben-Trarbach
Our cruise continues to Traben-Trarbach, for an afternoon exploring the two beautiful medieval villages, connected across the Moselle by a single bridge, or an optional wine tasting excursion.
Day 13 - Traben-Trarbach - Andernach
Visit historic Andernach this afternoon on an optional excursion, with the chance to visit the highest cold water geyser in the world, with the jet reaching up to 60 metres.
Day 14 - Andernach - Cologne
We arrive in Cologne this afternoon, one of the most important trade centres in the Roman Empire. There is still evidence of their rule amongst the post-war architecture that now characterises the city. The city’s many museums include the Museum of Chocolate, German Sport & Olympics museum, the Museum of East Asian Art and the Museum Ludwig.
Day 15 Cologne - Calais - Folkestone
Following breakfast, we disembark and join our waiting coaches for our return journey to Calais and Eurotunnel crossing. Upon arrival at The Grand Hotel, you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.