Rhine Explorer

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Day 1 UK - Amsterdam

VIP Outbound4 Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Amsterdam. Upon arrival embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.

Day 2 Amsterdam

amst day 2 sn3 A morning tour of Amsterdam showcases the city’s crooked waterside houses and Golden Age architecture. See the sights by water as you float under pretty bridges and past gabled merchants’ houses, before exploring further by coach. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Amsterdam - perhaps view the world-class collections in the Rijksmuseum or step inside the Museum Our Lord in the Attic, a townhouse which hides a secret 17th-century church in its attic.

Day 3 Arnhem

Arnhem day 3 sn3 Perhaps spend your time in Arnhem on an optional city tour and visit to the Airborne Museum, dedicated to the WWII battle that is synonymous with Arnhem. Photos, films and documents tell the story of the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden.

Day 4 Cologne - Königswinter

Day 4Cologne sn3 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 today. 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. We sail onward to Königswinter.

Day 5 Königswinter - Koblenz

Konigswinter day 5 sn3 This morning, we head to Schloss Drachenburg, a castle-like villa set on a hill overlooking the Rhine. Built back in the late 1800s for a baron who never actually moved in, the villa has been faithfully restored and renovated with tapestries, murals and rich wood panelling. Once we’ve admired its spires, battlements and landscaped gardens, we cast off for Koblenz, arriving in the early evening.

Day 6 Koblenz - Lorelei Passage - Rüdesheim

Koblenz day 6 sn3 The 19th century Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is the last incarnation of the fortifications that have watched over Koblenz from its clifftop perch through time. We’ll visit the fortress and enjoy a city tour this morning, then spend an afternoon cruising along one of the river’s most scenic stretches, the UNESCO-listed Upper Middle Rhine Valley. We’ll pass vineyards, castles and storybook towns, and cruise through the Lorelei Passage, one of the narrowest sections of the river. Early this evening we arrive in Rüdesheim, where we dock overnight.

Day 7 Rüdesheim

Rudesheim day 7 sn3 You’ve got the morning free to see Rüdesheim, a lovely riverside town with a long history of winemaking and an old quarter that’s full of half-timbered buildings. Take a stroll along cobbled streets to find shops selling local wine and intricate wooden gifts, or visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum for something a little different. Early this afternoon we continue along the Rhine towards Speyer, gliding past Riesling vineyards and wooded hills.

Day 8 Speyer

Speyer day 8 sn3 Join us for an optional walking tour of Speyer this morning, or explore at your own pace. The city’s red-brick Romanesque cathedral is its crowning glory, dating back around 1,000 years. Other sights to tick off include the ruins of a 12th-century Jewish synagogue and the Old Mint, with its beautiful baroque façade. In the afternoon, we continue sailing south towards Strasbourg.

Day 9 Strasbourg

Strasbourg day 9 sn3 A guided city tour and canal cruise allows us to uncover the best of Strasbourg. We focus on the UNESCO-protected old quarter - a cluster of cobbled streets, covered bridges and colourful half-timbered houses. There’s another spectacular cathedral to see, too. Completed in 1439, it features a lofty spire, Gothic façade and stunning stained-glass windows. The rest of the day and evening is at leisure for you to enjoy Strasbourg.

Day 10 Breisach

Breisach day 10 sn3 We’ll arrive later this morning in the German town of Breisach, on the edge of the Black Forest. Discover the town’s pastel-shaded buildings and hilltop cathedral at your own pace, or join our optional cruise on Lake Titisee with free time.

Day 11 Basel - UK

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