Rhine Cruise & Swiss Delights Itinerary -
09 May 2018 on the ms Serenity

Day 1 UK – Andernach – Koblenz

We travel to the delightful walled town of Andernach and settle aboard our ship. We then set sail for Koblenz while enjoying dinner and berth overnight in this quaint town.


Day 2 Koblenz – Rüdesheim

This morning we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and stop at Rüdesheim, a pretty wine town on the banks of the river. Here you can join our optional excursion which features a panoramic ride to the heights of the gorge by cable car, while another optional excursion later on takes you to a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s best wines, before exploring the captivating street called the Drosselgasse.


Day 3 Rüdesheim – Speyer

Our route takes us into the Rhine’s broader waters for an afternoon stop in the Speyer. You are free to explore this charming city or join our optional coach excursion visiting the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university. Our ship sets sail this evening and cruises overnight towards Strasbourg.


Day 4 Strasbourg

We arrive at the magnificent city of Strasbourg around midday, which is well known for its world heritage status. Our optional guided tour lets you see the main sights by coach before taking you on a walk around the old city. Enjoy another fantastic optional excursion this evening as we cruise along Strasbourg’s waterways, which is a great way to see the city. Our ship berths overnight in Strasbourg.


Day 5 Strasbourg – Breisach – Basel

A leisurely cruise takes us to the small town of Breisach. Here you can join our optional excursion to Riquewihr, one of the most romantic and beautiful villages in the Alsace region of France, and enjoy wine tasting at the renowned Dopff & Irion vineyard. We cruise into northern Switzerland overnight and stop at the old university city of Basel.


Day 6 Basel

Enjoy a full day in Basel or join our included full day coach excursion which takes you on a route that tunnels through the Jura mountains to the Swiss resort of Lucerne, the historic and scenic heart of Switzerland. We berth overnight in Basel ready to set sail again in the morning.


Day 7 Breisach

As our ship sails back to Breisach, you can venture into the cooler mountain slopes of the Black Forest on our optional full day coach excursion, which also visits the largest waterfall in Europe. We rejoin our ship in Breisach and enjoy a relaxing evening.


Day 8 Breisach – Overnight Hotel (Coach) / UK (Air

After breakfast we bid farewell to our captain and crew, disembark our ship and travel by coach to our overnight hotel, where dinner and breakfast is included. Those travelling by rail or air depart today and return to the UK.


Day 9 Overnight Hotel – UK (Coach)

This morning we travel back to the UK.