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Springtime on the Rhine with Amsterdam

Aboard Titan’s exclusive charter - MS Serenade 1

Follow the course of the beautiful River Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel, beginning with two days to explore the characterful Dutch capital, and sailing through some of Germany’s most spectacular scenery. You’ll visit Arnhem, site of the famous ‘bridge too far’ and discover the highlights of Cologne, with its magnificent cathedral and the historic university city of Heidelberg, as well as Koblenz and Rüdesheim. You will also spend time in the charming French city of Strasbourg before your cruise concludes in Switzerland.

Included excursions and visits: 3

  • Arnhem city tour and Airbourne Museum
  • Heidelberg city tour
  • Strasbourg city tour and canal cruise

Including...

  • 2 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on MS Serenade 1 (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 6 lunches (days 4-9) 7 dinners (days 3-9)
  • Local wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch & dinner
  • Welcome refreshments, cocktail and evening gala dinner
  • Captain’s farewell gala dinner
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • VOX portable audio headset system on cruise excursions

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Free connecting flights to London
  • Check-in service by Titan staff
  • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
  • Scheduled British Airways direct flights
  • Porterage (one bag per person)
  • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

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Springtime on the Rhine with Amsterdam


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London - Amsterdam

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from your home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Amsterdam. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for the next two nights, the DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station (4T).

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station


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Amsterdam

Amsterdam

A full day at leisure in Amsterdam, famous for its many canals. Perhaps take the time to view the vast collection of works on show at the Van Gogh Museum and the priceless treasures of the Rijksmuseum or take a trip out of the city to the flower-filled Keukenhof Gardens.


Amsterdam
Canals of Amsterdam at night. Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands

Day 3 - Amsterdam

There is more time to enjoy the sights of Amsterdam before we transfer to the port this afternoon and board our ship, the MS Serenade 1 (4T). Light refreshments will be available on arrival, with the rest of the afternoon at leisure to settle in before a welcome cocktail and Captain’s gala dinner this evening.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

Canals of Amsterdam at night. Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands
John Frost bridge Arnhem

Day 4 - Arnhem

We arrive at our first port of call this morning, the city of Arnhem, most famous as the site of a major battle of the Second World War, focussed on the bridge over the Rhine which is now named John Frost Bridge in honour of the British commander of the operation. We explore the city on a guided tour today and visit the Airborne Museum, dedicated to that campaign. We leave early this evening.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

John Frost bridge Arnhem
View on Cologne at sunset

Day 5 - Cologne

Today we are in Germany, stopping in the attractive cathedral city of Cologne for a full-day visit. One of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne’s origins go back to the days of the Roman Empire, and the fascinating Romano-Germanic Museum is filled with treasures from that period, including mosaics and glassware. Museum Ludwig holds one of Europe’s largest collections of works by Picasso, alongside those of other major 20th century artists, or you could take time to relax in one of the city’s many fine parks. Alternatively you can join our optional walking tour of the nearby city of Bonn, the former capital of West Germany and birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. We sail tonight.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

View on Cologne at sunset
Rudesheim am Rhein, famous town for wine making in the Rhine Gorge, Germany

Day 6 - Koblenz - Lorelei Rock - Rüdesheim

Koblenz is dominated by the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, completed in 1828, which you may choose to visit this morning on an optional excursion. Otherwise, take the opportunity to discover this historic city at leisure, maybe taking a stroll to Deutsches Eck (German Corner) at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, watched over by an equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I. We sail on this afternoon, past the Lorelei Rock in the Rhine Gorge, where legend tells of a water nymph luring fishermen to their doom. Early this evening we arrive in Rüdesheim, where we dock overnight.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

Rudesheim am Rhein, famous town for wine making in the Rhine Gorge, Germany
Mannheim, with colorful flowers in foreground, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Day 7 - Rüdesheim - Mannheim

There is free time to explore the pretty town of Rüdesheim this morning, or you may join our optional excursion to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, with its wonderful collection of music boxes and automated musical instruments. We leave this afternoon and enjoy a leisurely cruise up the Rhine to Mannheim for an overnight stay.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

Mannheim, with colorful flowers in foreground, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
View on Heidelberg, Germany

Day 8 - Mannheim

This morning we have an included excursion to the charming city of Heidelberg, with its magnificent castle, churches, old town squares, impressive university buildings and student gaol, its walls covered with graffiti and portraits drawn by generations of Heidelberg students. We leave Mannheim this afternoon.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

View on Heidelberg, Germany
Strasbourg. Image of Strasbourg old town during dramatic sunset

Day 9 - Strasbourg

Wake up in France this morning, and join an included guided tour of Strasbourg, home to the European Parliament, a magnificent Gothic cathedral and a UNESCO-listed Old Town, known as Petite France, filled with pretty half-timbered houses. We will also enjoy a cruise along the city’s canals before we depart this evening. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell gala dinner on board.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

Strasbourg. Image of Strasbourg old town during dramatic sunset

Day 10 Basel - London

Disembark in Basel and transfer to the airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

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Springtime on the Rhine with Amsterdam

Aboard Titan’s exclusive charter - MS Serenade 1