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10 days from £1,899 per person
Drinks included with lunch & dinner
Save up to £300 offer applicable to all Lower deck C grade cabins – October departures

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Treading the streets of Lucerne's medieval old town. Admiring Strasbourg's half-timbered houses on a canal cruise through the city’s historic 'Petite France' quarter.


This city break and Rhine river cruise starts in romantic Lucerne, where we'll tour Mount Rigi by mountain railway, and explore Lake Lucerne by boat, surrounded by some of the most stunning scenes of Switzerland. We then take to the Rhine, where enchanting landscapes, including the nearby Black Forest, have fuelled legends of beautiful sirens and fairytales of witches and wolves. The river banks are the perfect location for great towns and cities to flourish - we enjoy stops in Breisach, Strasbourg, Speyer, Koblenz and Bonn, before our cruise culminates in Cologne.

Your holiday includes:

5 excursions and visits

  • Lucerne walking tour
  • Mount Rigi by cogwheel train and Lake Lucerne cruise
  • Strasbourg city tour and canal cruise
  • Koblenz city tour including Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Bonn walking tour


  • 2 nights in hotel and 7 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
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 6 lunches (days 4-9) 7 dinners (days 3-9)


  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner on cruise
  • 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 Outbound2

    UK - Basel - Lucerne

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Basel. Upon arrival we transfer to Lucerne and our hotel for a two-night stay.

    Wilden Mann, Lucerne (4-star)

  • Lucerne day 2 sn5


    Discover the charming lakeside town of Lucerne on an included walking tour. The well-preserved medieval Old Town is a delight to explore, and a stroll over the lake on Chapel Bridge is essential - this medieval landmark is one of Europe’s oldest covered wooden bridges.

    Museggmauer, part of the town’s 14th-century ramparts, is also worth visiting, with four of its nine towers still accessible. On one, Zytturm, is the city’s oldest clock, which strikes one minute before all others.

    • Lucerne walking tour (morning)

    Wilden Mann, Lucerne (4-star)

  • basel day 3 sn5

    Day 3 - Lucerne - Basel

    We transfer to Basel to embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.

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

  • Mount Rigi day 4 sn5

    Day 4 - Basel (Mount Rigi)

    Today our adventure takes us to Mount Rigi. At Arth-Goldau we’ll board a cogwheel train for a journey with beautiful views over meadows and steep waterfalls, to Rigi Kulm - the highest peak of Mount Rigi. The best scenes are from the top, 1,797 metres above sea level, when a clear day gives fantastic views over a sea of mountain peaks and 13 lakes. Fill your memory (and your camera) with the views, before we take a cogwheel train down to Vitznau - a spectacular experience on Europe's first mountain railway.

    The journey finishes on the shores of Lake Lucerne, where an elegant steamboat takes us to Lucerne. Switzerland’s most famous lake is a grand setting for a beautiful city, and there’ll be free time to enjoy its cobbled streets, and striking art and architecture before we return to Basel.

    • Mount Rigi by cogwheel train and Lake Lucerne cruise (all day)

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

  • Breisach day 5 sn5

    Day 5 - Breisach

    The Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of St Stephen dominates the town of Breisach. Its hilltop location has fantastic views over the town, the upper Rhine and the Black Forest - the vast and mysterious setting of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, and home of cuckoo clocks and cherry gateau.

    You have the choice to spend your day wandering freely through a town that has 4,000 years of history, detailed in its city museum; or head for a cruise on beautiful Lake Titisee with free time to enjoy the peaceful ambience.

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

  • Strasbourg day 6 sn5

    Day 6 - Strasbourg

    We have a full day to explore Strasbourg, starting with a tour and canal cruise. Its share of historical heritage sites includes ‘Petite France’, through which the city’s canals flow between beautifully preserved half-timbered houses. There’s also UNESCO-listed Grande Ile - the wonderful city centre influenced by both its French and Germanic heritage, and structured around an outstanding Gothic cathedral. Afterwards, you can continue to explore this dynamic French city independently.

    • Strasbourg city tour and canal cruise (morning)

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

  • DAY 7

    Day 7 - Speyer

    Spend today in Speyer, a handsome town of great importance through the Middle Ages and beyond. Choose to meander at leisure in this compact city, or join an optional walking tour. The stately City Hall which housed the city fathers, the baroque Old Mint, and the Jews’ Courtyard, one of the most important medieval Jewish sites in Germany, all tell parts of its tale. As does Emperor Konrad II’s extraordinary Romanesque cathedral, a vast temple where eight emperors and kings, along with some of their queens, are buried. We sail on this evening.

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

  • Koblenz day 8 sn5

    Day 8 - Lorelei Passage - Koblenz

    We sail through the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine Gorge, and navigate the legendary Lorelei Passage. It is said a beautiful siren would sit on the rock and lure fishermen with her songs.

    We sail on to Koblenz where we take a tour of the beautiful city. At German Corner, an impressive monument to Emperor Wilhelm I watches over the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. Behind him are beautiful castles, a neoclassical Electoral Palace and historic squares. In front of him, on the opposite bank of the Rhine, sit the vast ruins of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which we also visit today. Within the old battlements, several museums detail a millennium of history.

    • Koblenz city tour including Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (afternoon)

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

  • Cologne day 9 sn5

    Day 9 - Bonn - Cologne

    We spend the morning in Bonn, the hometown of Beethoven, where we’ll enjoy an included walking tour and make a stop outside his birthplace. In the afternoon we sail on to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities. The city centre holds one of Europe’s largest and most magnificent cathedrals which you can explore on an optional walking tour.

    • Bonn 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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Lucerne and the Legends of Germany

10 days from £1,899 per person