Romantic Rhine & Swiss Delights Itinerary -
08 May 2019 on the ms Serenity

Day 1 Newcastle - Amsterdam

We travel by coach to Newcastle where we board our overnight ferry.


Day 2 Amsterdam

We arrive in Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard our ship.


Day 3 Amsterdam – Cologne

This morning you are free to explore Amsterdam. Famous for its canals network, take a relaxing boat trip to see the best views of the city. Visit one of the many museums on offer including the Anne Frank House or browse the vintage-filled shops. We cast off this afternoon for Cologne.


Day 4 Cologne

Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along to the largest city on the Rhine, Cologne. You are then free to enjoy the remainder of the day in this beautiful city which is dominated by its huge gothic cathedral.


Day 5 Cologne - Rüdesheim

Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along the Rhine, which leads us through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and past the legendary Lorelei. We stop at the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim where you can enjoy many highlights on our optional excursion, including a cable car ride for panoramic views across the Rhine valley. Join our evening optional excursion visiting a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s delicious wine. Tonight we set sail for Mannheim.


Day 6 Mannheim - Speyer

We arrive in Mannheim this morning and our optional coach excursion departs this morning visiting the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university, we board the ship on the Rhine’s broader waters in Speyer. You are free to explore this charming city. Our ship sets sail this evening and cruises overnight towards Strasbourg.


Day 7 Strasbourg

This morning we arrive at the magnificent city of Strasbourg, which is well known for its world heritage status. Enjoy some free time to explore the main sights or take a walk around the old city. You can enjoy a fantastic optional excursion as we cruise along Strasbourg’s waterways, which is a great way to see the city. We set sail for Basel in the evening.


Day 8 Basel

A leisurely cruise through the Rhine Plain takes us to the old university city of Basel. Enjoy free time or join our included half 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. (A packed lunch will be provided today).


Day 9 Basel – Overnight Hotel

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 are included.


Day 10 Overnight Hotel – Amsterdam

This morning we travel back to Amsterdam where we board the ferry for our overnight crossing.


Day 11 - Return Home

We arrive in Newcastle this morning and continue our journey home.