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with a stay in Historic Nuremberg

12 days from £1,999 per person

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Discovering medieval villages and towns dotted along the peaceful, meandering Main River.


Nuremberg is a city with charming half-timbered houses, tasty bratwurst, locally brewed beer and glorious medieval architecture. We’ll spend two days nestled near the best parts of the city to explore the very best it has to offer, including the castle of Kaiserburg. Then we take to the water to glide through the fairytale scenes of the Main River. Visit Bamberg’s twist of medieval streets, wind along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg, explore the Würzburg Residence Palace and find yourself in the heart of Germany’s wine-growing region. We’ll spend long, leisurely afternoons sailing through scenic splendour, including the narrow Rhine Gorge.

Your holiday includes:

  • 8 excursions and visits
  • City tours of Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Cologne
  • Guided tour of Kaiserburg and cellars with beer tasting
  • Koblenz city tour and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Walking tours of Mainz and Ochsenfurt
  • Visit to Würzburg Residence Palace and walking tour


  • 2 nights in hotel and 9 nights cruise on MS Serenade 1 or MS River Discovery II (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 28 meals: 11 breakfasts (days 2-12) 8 lunches (days 4-11) 9 dinners (days 3-11)
  • 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


  • VIP Outbound2

    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 our hotel for the next two nights, conveniently close to next to the historic centre.

    Park Inn by Radisson Nuremberg (4*)

  • SRB DAY 2


    For centuries, Nuremberg was home to German royalty and the powerhouse of the industrial revolution - perhaps one of the reasons the Nazis chose it to stage their party rallies. We’ll discover the intriguing tales on a city tour - learning about the infamous Nuremberg trials to the meticulous reconstruction of the city’s greatest buildings.
    The afternoon is free for you to spend as you please in this interesting city. Don’t miss the chance to try some Nürnberger Bratwurst sausage with a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer.

    Park Inn by Radisson Nuremberg (4*)

  • SRB DAY 3

    Day 3 - Nuremberg

    Atop a steep sandstone cliff, Kaiserburg stands steadily, reflecting Nuremberg’s medieval might. Our tour this morning reveals the inner workings of the Holy Roman Empire, followed by a guided tour of the impressive underground cellars, tunnelled into the sandstone bedrock to create a warren of passageways.
    This is where the city’s famous Rotbier (red beer) is brewed, but the cellars were also used as bomb shelters during the war. We end with a beer tasting before transferring to embark MS Serenade 1 or MS River Discovery II, where light refreshments are available.

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

  • SRB DAY 4

    Day 4 - Bamberg

    Arriving in Bamberg this morning, you’ll have some free time 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)

  • SRB DAY 5

    Day 5 - 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.

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

  • SRB DAY 6

    Day 6 - 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.

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

  • SRB DAY 7

    Day 7 - 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)

  • SRB DAY 8

    Day 8 - 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.

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

  • SRB DAY 19

    Day 9 - 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)

  • SRB DAY 10

    Day 10 - 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.

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

  • SRB DAY 11

    Day 11 - 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.

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

  • Inbound

    Day 12 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

with a stay in Historic Nuremberg

12 days from £1,999 per person

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