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Bavaria to the Rhine Gorge

10 days from £1,699 per person

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Taking a seat up on deck as we cruise through the spectacular narrow Rhine Gorge, giving you front row seats to this spectacle of nature.

Summary

Explore the Rhine and less travelled Main River and gently sail past picturesque historic towns and villages. You’ll visit the twisting medieval streets of Bamberg and discover the aptly named Romantic Road on an excursion to the stunning walled town of Rothenburg. Take in the grand imperial Würzburg Residence, then visit the heart of the German wine-growing region, in the towns of Boppard and Rüdesheim. A perfect highlight is taking a seat up on deck as we cruise through the spectacular narrow Rhine Gorge, giving you front row seats to every cliff curvature, craggy hillside, and castle-capped vineyard as we pass. This river cruise promises a journey of historical treasures and outstanding scenic sailing.

Your holiday includes:

6 excursions and visits

  • City tours of Rothenburg and Cologne
  • Koblenz city tour and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Walking tours of Mainz and Ochsenfurt
  • Visit to Würzburg Residence Palace and walking tour

Plus:

  • 9 nights cruise on MS Serenade 1 or MS River Discovery II
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 26 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 8 lunches (days 2-9) 9 dinners (days 1-9)

Plus

  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • 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

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  • VIP outbound 4

    Day 1 - UK - Munich - Nuremberg

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Munich. Upon arrival, we transfer to Nuremberg and embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.

    MS Serenade 1 (4-star) or MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • SRC DAY 2

    Day 2 - Bamberg

    Arriving in Bamberg this morning, you’ll have the morning free to explore this architectural masterpiece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bamberg is considered one of Germany’s most attractive towns. Built by archbishops, it occupies seven hills bisected by canals and rivers. You’ll also have the option of a walking tour to discover the fascinating history of this Bavarian gem, including the beautiful Rose Gardens.

    MS Serenade 1 (4-star) or MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • SRC DAY 3

    Day 3 - Ochsenfurt - Rothenburg - Würzburg

    We spend the morning exploring Ochsenfurt, nestled on the banks of the Main. On our included walking tour, we’ll see its quintessential half-timbered houses and ancient ramparts. It’s a real joy to explore. The 13th-century church in the centre is strikingly colourful.

    This afternoon we take the short drive to Rothenburg, a spectacular 16th-century town. We’ll wend along the Romantic Road - the perfectly named route made up of cinematic landscapes, imposing castles, and grand palaces. When we arrive at this enchanting hilltop town, take a moment to soak up the glorious views of the meandering river below.

    Our ship arrives in Würzburg late afternoon.

    • Ochsenfurt walking tour (morning)
    • Rothenburg city tour (afternoon)

    MS Serenade 1 (4-star) or MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • SRC DAY 4

    Day 4 - Würzburg

    Würzburg started as a glorious pilgrimage city, where prince-bishops used their wealth to create the beautiful palace that we’ll visit as part of our tour this morning. The breathtaking ceilings of the palace have to be seen to be believed.

    The rest of the day is free for you to explore. Visit the vibrant Old Town that was painstakingly rebuilt after World War II bombings or visit the Marienberg Fortress and enjoy the panoramic views from up high.

    • Visit to Würzburg Residence Palace and walking tour (morning)

    MS Serenade 1 (4-star) or MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • SRC DAY 5

    Day 5 - Wertheim - Miltenberg

    We meander along the river, arriving in Wertheim this morning for a glimpse of village life. Here, the impressive turrets of the castle peek out from above the green hills and the town has a feel of medieval grandeur about it.

    Mid-afternoon we arrive in Miltenberg. Like a scene plucked straight from the pages of a storybook, Miltenberg has over 100 listed half-timber-framed houses with colourful facades just waiting to be admired. The pedestrian streets make for the perfect wander through this magical area. If you like beer, there’s an optional beer tasting to join.

    MS Serenade 1 (4-star) or MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • SRC DAY 6

    Day 6 - Mainz

    With historic significance as a leading trade centre and Germany’s wine capital, we’ll take a guided tour of captivating Mainz. We’ll wander the winding cobblestone streets of the Old Town and visit Mainz’s huge Romanesque cathedral. We set sail after lunch for Rüdesheim.

    Little and lovely Rüdesheim is nestled in the heart of the wine-growing region. Explore its twisting old quarter, up secret alleys decorated with timber-framed houses and over cobbled streets. Maybe take to the skies on a cable car into the hills behind the town for beautiful views of the surrounded vineyards and river below. We dock overnight, so you can take an after dark stroll this evening.

    • Mainz city walking tour (morning)

    MS Serenade 1 (4-star) or MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • SRC DAY 7

    Day 7 - Rüdesheim - Lorelei Passage - Boppard

    With a morning in Rüdesheim, perhaps join an optional excursion to the quirky Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. This unique attraction houses approximately 350 self-playing, mechanical musical instruments, some of which are up to 300 years old.

    We set sail again at lunchtime. Take a spot up on deck to get the best views of the magnificent scenery as we sail through the Lorelei Passage - famed as the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine - towards quaint and traditional Boppard. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore the Roman fortress and medieval town walls.

    MS Serenade 1 (4-star) or MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • SRC DAY 8

    Day 8 - Koblenz

    Where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet sits Koblenz, a park-filled city on the edge of the beautiful Rhine valley. We’ll spend time wandering the city’s string of charming squares on a city tour, before taking the cable car up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

    Nestled high on the bank of the Rhine, overlooking Koblenz opposite, this fortress is the perfect vantage point to snap a postcard view of the rivers below. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the town before we sail in the evening.

    • Koblenz city tour and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (morning)

    MS Serenade 1 (4-star) or MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • SRC DAY 9

    Day 9 - Cologne

    Our final port of call. A morning walking tour shows off one of Germany’s most attractive cities. It’s filled with Gothic, medieval, and Roman architecture, including a spectacular spired cathedral, which we see in detail. The cathedral, as magnificent in size as in decoration was created over hundreds of years to house the mortal remains of the scriptural Three Kings. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy before our final evening on board.

    • Cologne walking tour (morning)

    MS Serenade 1 (4-star) or MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • VIP Inbound 2

    Day 10 Cologne - Düsseldorf - UK

    We transfer to Düsseldorf airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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River Cruise to the Heart of Germany

Bavaria to the Rhine Gorge

10 days from £1,699 per person

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