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

Day 1 UK – Overnight Hotel

We travel by coach to our overnight hotel.


Day 2 Overnight Hotel – Basel

After breakfast we travel by coach and board our ship in old University City of Basel. We spend a relaxing evening in Basel.


Day 3 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). This evening we set sail for Strasbourg.


Day 4 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. In the evening we cruise towards Speyer.


Day 5 Speyer – Mannheim

Today our route takes us into the Rhine’s broader waters to stop in Speyer. You are free to explore this charming city or join our optional coach excursion which departs this morning visiting the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university. We rejoin the ship in Mannheim. We set sail for Rüdesheim in the evening.


Day 6 Rüdesheim – Cologne

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. Tonight we set sail for Cologne.


Day 7 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 8 Cologne – Amsterdam

This morning we set sail for Amsterdam, the vibrant capital city of the Netherlands. We spend the evening in Amsterdam.


Day 9 Amsterdam

This morning we travel back to the UK.