UK - Geneva - Montreux
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Geneva. Upon arrival, we transfer to Montreux and check into our hotel.
Enjoy a full day in Montreux, a city nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva surrounded by vineyards and snow-covered the snow-covered Swiss Alps. Perhaps go for a stroll from your hotel along the promenade. You’ll see the city’s famous blossoms and views of Château de Chillon mirroring on the lake. The nearby vineyards offer magnificent views and delicious produce.
Day 3 - Glacier 3000 - Basel
We wave goodbye to Montreux this morning as we travel to Basel. We’ll break up the journey with a visit to Glacier 3000, where an aerial cable car will take us into a unique glacier world. From Glacier 3000, a summit station high in the Vaud Alps, the views stretch across 24 snow-capped mountains over 4,000 metres high, including Eiger, Jungfrau, the Matterhorn and even Mont Blanc in the distance. Lunch is at leisure and those brave enough can cross the Peak Walk by Tissot. Upon arrival in Basel, we’ll embark MS Serenade 1 (4T), where light refreshments are available.
Day 4 - Basel
Welcome to Basel, once a key trading and transport hub along the Rhine. Today, it’s best loved for its charming architecture and treasure trove of art museums housed among its winding streets. You might like to join us on an optional excursion to explore Mt Rigi, where sprawling greenery, forests and meadows make for picture-book-perfect views. In the city itself, perhaps wander the lofty and beautiful streets of Alstadt on the Rhine’s south bank or Kleinbasel for alfresco dining and people-watching.
Day 5 - Breisach
We arrive in the fairytale town of Breisach this morning, on the edge of the Black Forest. Spend the day exploring the cobbled streets, hilltop cathedral and sprawling vineyards (they do have French neighbours, after all). Or perhaps join us on an optional excursion into the depths of the Black Forest to enjoy a cruise and free time on Lake Titisee.
Day 6 - Strasbourg
Float along the canals of Strasbourg this morning as you discover the best of the city on our guided tour. The UNESCO-listed old quarter is a web of cobbled streets and colourful half-timbered houses. The spectacular 15th century cathedral is truly a sight to see, with its lofty spire, Gothic façade and stunning stained-glass windows. Enjoy Strasbourg at your leisure for the remainder of the day.
Day 7 - Speyer
Teeming with architectural gems, beautiful churches and medieval sites, Speyer has a lot to offer. First thing’s first - we’ll start the morning with an optional walking tour, or you can explore the city independently. The red brick Romanesque cathedral is its crowning glory, dating back around 1,000 years. Don’t come back to the ship without also seeing 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 8 - Rüdesheim - Lorelei Passage - Koblenz
There may be some time this morning for a quick wander around the lovely riverside town of Rüdesheim, with its old quarter full of half-timbered buildings, before setting sail mid-morning through the stunning scenery of the Lorelei Passage. Setting foot in Koblenz this afternoon, enjoy a city tour followed by the 19th century Ehrenbreitstein Fortress - the last incarnation of the fortifications that have watched over Koblenz for millennia. We’ll dock here overnight, so the rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to stroll around the beautiful 2,000-year-old town.
Day 9 - Königswinter - Cologne
Rise and shine early this morning with a tour of the castle-like villa, Schloss Drachenburg in Königswinter. This 19th century home is set on a hill overlooking the Rhine and was built for a baron who never actually moved in. Spend some time admiring the tapestries, murals, and spires before we set sail this afternoon for the Gothic masterpiece that is Cologne.
Day 10 - Cologne
We waste no time in exploring one of Germany’s most glorious cities, with a morning walking tour. You’ll then have the rest of the day to explore for yourself. Filled with Gothic, medieval and Roman architecture, there’s a picture-worthy moment at every turn. But the city’s most impressive attribute? The spectacular spired cathedral which we’ll see in detail as part of our tour. This masterpiece took centuries to complete and was built with the intention of housing the mortal remains of the scriptural Three Kings.
Day 11 - Arnhem
Famed as the site of a major WWII battle, the Dutch city of Arnhem has a wartime history all of its own. Perhaps opt to discover more with an excursion to the war museum, where photos, films and documents tell the story of the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden. Or spend the day wandering the city streets or woodlands and fields of Sonsbeek Park.
Day 12 - Amsterdam
Crooked waterside houses, Golden Age architecture and winding canals. There’s no doubt Amsterdam is a city with its very own flavour. Explore the highlights first thing with our guided city tour, then float under pretty bridges and past gabled houses on a canal cruise. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps visit the world-class collections in the Rijksmuseum or step inside the Museum Our Lord in the Attic, a townhouse that hides a secret 17th century church in its attic.
Day 13 Amsterdam - UK
After breakfast we disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.