Gracing the shores of the Rhine are more medieval castles than in any other river valley. The fairytale castles combined with endless terraced vineyards and old-world towns offer a breathtaking landscape around every bend of the Rhine, as you sail through Germany’s Upper Middle Rhine Valley aboard a premier ship.
7 nights all-inclusive cruise on the S.S. Antoinette or River Empress
The finest riverview cabins afloat, with included robes and slippers
All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients
Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions and Gala dinners
Award-winning service, with the highest staff to guest ratio in the industry
All gratuities on board and ashore
All entertainment plus signature lectures
Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides
Portable audio headset system on excursions
Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
Included excursions and visits: 6
Choice of Alsatian ‘Village Day’ or Colmar city tour
Choice of Strasbourg by canal or exclusive ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Strasbourg walking tour
Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting
Choice of exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen, and guided Boppard village stroll
Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour, exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ bike ride, and either Marksburg Castle visit or aerial cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral
Plus all these benefits:
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Free connecting flights to London
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager and their expert crew
Scheduled direct flights
Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for a British Airways or another leading airline flight to Basel. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to the port of Breisach to embark the S.S. Antoinette (5T) or River Empress (5T).
Day 2 - Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)
Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road, your launching point for one of two excursions. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, sampling local delicacies and getting a feel for daily life, or take a tour of the larger town, Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road. Enjoy the festive Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 3 - Kehl (Strasbourg)
The Alsatian town of Strasbourg boasts a UNESCO-designated city centre, a grand Gothic cathedral and half-timbered houses. See the sights on a delightful canal cruise through the picturesque Petite France district, or if you wish to do as the locals do, opt for an Old Town walking tour with stops for pastries and coffee.
Day 4 - Mannheim (Speyer)
Stroll through Speyer’s charming Old Town to the city’s grand cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, for a different spin on the Palatinate wine region, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars.
Day 5 - Rüdesheim - Cruising the romantic Rhine - Boppard
Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a private tour and Riesling tasting at Castle Vollrads. Adventurers will want to soar up to the Niederwald Heights on a gondola, followed by a hike. Then, after a cruise along the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine, stroll through quaint Boppard.
Day 6 - Cruising the Romantic Rhine - Koblenz
Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with the Rhine’s as you stand at the German Corner during your discovery tour, sharing views with a symbol of German unity, an equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I, who united the nation in the 19th century. Or cycle from Boppard to Koblenz, with views of ancient and colourfully painted half-timbered houses and the magnificent Marksburg Castle. A third option will take you to either Marksburg Castle or Ehrenbreitstein Fortress by cable car.
Day 7 - Cologne
Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with a long list of museums and art galleries amongst the mix of ancient and modern buildings that characterise the heart of the city. Today’s stroll with a local expert takes us through Old Town, where medieval gates and Roman mosaics have survived the centuries, to Cologne’s iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cathedral. Cap the day off at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Please note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.
Day 8 Amsterdam - London
Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Airport for a British Airways or another leading airline flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.