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Drinks included with lunch & dinner

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Tucking in to a Christmas Eve gala dinner and festive lunch on Christmas Day. Sipping a mug of rich hot chocolate as we sail past Lorelei Rock.


Celebrate Christmas on the Rhine with this week-long river cruise. Setting sail from Cologne, we’ll wind our way south, discovering some of this region’s prettiest cities (all decked out in their festive finery). You’ll spend Christmas Eve strolling around Speyer’s Romanesque cathedral; walk off Christmas lunch in the twisting lanes of Strasbourg; and visit a quirky museum of musical instruments in Rüdesheim on Boxing Day. Our Christmas river cruise concludes back in Cologne, where you’ll have time to tour the dramatic Gothic cathedral.

Your holiday includes:

3 excursions and visits

  • Tour of Koblenz and visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum, Rüdesheim
  • Cologne walking tour


  • 7 nights cruise on MS Charles Dickens or MS Serenade 1
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)


  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner
  • Welcome refreshments and cocktail
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner
  • Christmas Day gala lunch
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan cruise director, tour manager and entertainer
  • Porterage


  • VIP Outbound2

    Day 1 - UK - Düsseldorf - Cologne

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from your home for your flight to Düsseldorf. On arrival, transfer to Cologne and embark our ship. Light refreshments are available on arrival, with time at leisure to settle in before dinner this evening.

    MS Charles Dickens (4-star) or MS Serenade 1 (4-star)

  • Koblenz skyline reflecting in river Moselle, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

    Day 2 - Koblenz

    This morning we arrive in Koblenz, a city dating to the 11th century and renowned for its array of historic monuments. Across the river the city is watched over by Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, built in the early 19th century. We’ll learn about its history on our included excursion.

    As darkness falls over the city, the Christmas market in the old town springs into life. Maybe explore the wooden huts selling traditional German gifts and hot mugs of mulled wine.

    • Tour of Koblenz and visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (morning)

    MS Charles Dickens (4-star) or MS Serenade 1 (4-star)

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    Day 3 - Lorelei Rock - Mainz

    Early this morning we sail the beautiful, winding Lorelei Passage and pass the legendary Lorelei Rock; the scenery is utterly spectacular here as the narrowest part of the stunning Rhine.

    Early afternoon we arrive in Mainz, an old German town filled with timbered houses, medieval market squares and fascinating architecture. The old town is punctuated by a pink-hued fairytale ‘castle’ (cathedral). Wander around the cobbled streets and take in the pretty frescoed and timber-framed buildings. You might want to visit one of the historic monuments including the royal palace. We set sail this evening.

    MS Charles Dickens (4-star) or MS Serenade 1 (4-star)

  • View of the Speyer Cathedral from the Maximilian Street - Germany

    Day 4 - Christmas Eve - Speyer

    Enjoy a scenic sail to Speyer, a city that showcases more than 2,000 years of history. An optional walking tour is available to explore unique historic attractions, romantic lanes, lively squares and promenades that offer new discoveries at every turn. Its cathedral, originally founded by the Salian emperors in the 11th century, is today an outstanding example of Romanesque architecture and it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    This evening, the Captain’s Christmas Eve gala dinner awaits as we begin the Christmas festivities.

    MS Charles Dickens (4-star) or MS Serenade 1 (4-star)

  • Christmas market in Strasbourg, France at night

    Day 5 - Christmas Day - Strasbourg

    Enjoy traditional Christmas festivities, with a delicious gala lunch. There is then free time this afternoon to visit the grand city of Strasbourg. The city centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the twisting alleys lined with crooked houses and its monumental cathedral are a delight to explore.

    MS Charles Dickens (4-star) or MS Serenade 1 (4-star)

  • Vineyards in Rudesheim am Rhein

    Day 6 - Boxing Day - Rüdesheim

    At lunchtime we sail into the enthralling wine-growing town of Rüdesheim. It is the picture of a traditional German village, with winding cobbled streets surrounded by vineyards. Be sure to take the cable car above the hills behind the town for beautiful views of the river and beyond. We’ll take an included walk to visit the fascinating Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum, housing 350 self-playing musical instruments. We dock overnight in Rüdesheim.

    • Visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum (afternoon)

    MS Charles Dickens (4-star) or MS Serenade 1 (4-star)

  • Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge at sunset  nighttime

    Day 7 - Lorelei Rock - Cologne

    Early this morning we pass through the beautiful Lorelei Passage once again before a mid-afternoon arrival into Cologne - one of Germany’s oldest cities, boasting historical treasures and excellent museums.

    On an included walking tour, we discover many years of history by exploring the city’s monuments that reflect many different stages in the city’s cultural history, from the Roman Empire to the modern day. Cologne Cathedral is a fascinating structure, constructed between 1248 and 1880 and is the perfect place to admire medieval Gothic architecture.

    • Cologne walking tour (afternoon)

    MS Charles Dickens (4-star) or MS Serenade 1 (4-star)

  • VIP Inbound 2

    Day 8 Cologne - Düsseldorf - UK

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home

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