Mighty Rhine to Switzerland

Experience the very best of the Rhine on this fun-filled journey that’ll see you taking in the sights of three countries – Germany, France and Switzerland. With unique, floating accommodation aboard the MS Serenade 1, explore historic old towns, Gothic cathedrals and fascinating museums as you enjoy visits to spectacular destinations including Speyer, Basel and Breisach. From the sheer cliff faces of the mythical Rhine Gorge to the lush plains of the Alsace, you’re in for a memorable river cruise.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 7 nights cruising on a full-board basis
  • 1 night hotel
  • Services onboard the ship of a Cruise Director & Manager
  • Welcome drink and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi
  • Local joining points

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 9 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Cologne where we join our ship.

Included Meals

  • Light Supper

Relax on board our ship as we cruise along the Rhine, which leads us through the Rhine Gorge and past the legendary Lorelei. This afternoon, we arrive at the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim. Here, you can enjoy the town’s many highlights on our optional excursion, including a cable car ride offering panoramic views across the Rhine Valley.

This evening we set sail for Speyer.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Rüdesheim

Optional Excursions

  • Guided Tour

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

This morning, we arrive in charming Speyer. Easily explored on foot, highlights of the town including a magnificent Romanesque cathedral, the remains of a medieval synagogue, and an abundance of museums.

Why not join our optional excursion to the Speyer Technical Museum, which houses vintage cars, locomotives, and an original Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet?

Lunch is served onboard our ship, and you’ll have some free time before we sail overnight to Strasbourg.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Speyer

Optional Excursions

  • Speyer Technical Museum

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

This morning, we arrive in magnificent Strasbourg, which is well known for its World Heritage status. We moor just a short distance from the city centre, and you will have free time to venture into the centre at your own pace.

Alternatively, join our fantastic optional excursion and enjoy a cruise along Strasbourg’s waterways – the ultimate way to take in the attractions from a new perspective.

Lunch is served on board before we set sail to Basel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Strasbourg Canal Cruise

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

This morning, we arrive into the old university city of Basel. Here, you can join our full-day excursion by coach to the Swiss resort of Lucerne. This memorable journey follows a route that tunnels through the Jura Mountains, before arriving at Lucerne – the historic and scenic heart of Switzerland. Be sure to visit the beautiful Chapel Bridge with its prominent water tower, one of the most photographed landmarks in Switzerland.

Tonight, we sail to Breisach.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Packed Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lucerne

This morning, we arrive into Breisach, where the Black Forest meets the Alsace. Here, you can join our optional excursion into the beautiful Alsace. We’ll call at the quaint village of Riquewihr and enjoy a wine tasting at the famous Dopff & Irion vineyard.

This afternoon, we set sail for Mannheim.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Breisach

Optional Excursions

  • Riquewihr and Dopff & Irion Vineyard

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Arriving at the river port of Mannheim, you can join our optional excursion to the majestic city of Heidelberg – home of Germany’s oldest university. Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, before we return to our ship for lunch as we cruise to Mainz, arriving later this afternoon.

Mainz is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers and has been the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946. We set sail for Cologne later this evening.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Mannheim
  • Mainz

Optional Excursions

  • Heidelberg

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

We bid farewell to our captain and crew this morning. We continue to Belgium for an overnight stay,

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for seven nights on a full-board basis on board the MS Serenade 1. 

You will stay for one night at a comfortable hotel.

MS Serenade I

MS Serenade I

Offering the perfect synergy of luxury and intimacy, the MS Serenade 1 is guaranteed to surpass all your river cruising expectations. Boasting modern furnishings, stylish décor and beautiful artwork, this impressive vessel features four cabin types, each with outside views, climate control, and an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub. The contemporary restaurant provides delicious cuisine in a sociable setting, whilst the spacious sun deck is the perfect spot to soak up the passing scenery. With a warm, friendly and attentive crew who are always on hand, a fantastic experience is promised aboard the MS Serenade 1.

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General
  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge
  • Shower and Bath
  • Free Wifi
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
Service
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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