Colours of Autumn Cruise Itinerary -
30 Oct 2018 on the ms Serenity

Day 1 UK – Cologne

We travel to Cologne, which sits right on the Rhine river in Germany, and board our ship for a relaxing evening.

Day 2 Cologne – Bonn

Spend the morning at leisure or join our optional excursion for a guided tour of Cologne’s old town. Relax on the sun deck as we cruise to the birthplace of Beethoven and former capital of western Germany, Bonn, which is our destination for this afternoon and we have free time to explore.

Day 3 Bonn – Koblenz – Cochem

We arrive in Koblenz this morning where you are free to explore the historic town where the Rhine and Moselle rivers join. Alternatively, you can join our optional excursion to enjoy a spot of wine tasting and free time in Ahrweiller before returning to our ship, where the afternoon can be spent relaxing onboard as we cruise along the Moselle, following the twists and turns of the river to Cochem, where we spend the evening.

Day 4 Cochem – Boppard

This morning you are free to explore Cochem or join our optional excursion to Lahneck Castle, a 13th century castle stands on a steep rock above the confluence of the Lahn River with the Rhine. Relax in the lounge as we retrace our route along the Moselle to Boppard, the meeting place of the six valleys. This evening you can join our optional wine tasting.

Day 5 Boppard – Rüdesheim

This morning we cruise along the Rhine, which leads us past the legendary Lorelei. We stop at the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim where you can enjoy the many highlights on or 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.

Day 6 Düsseldorf

We arrive in Düsseldorf around lunchtime. You are free to discover Düsseldorf or you can you our optional city tour. Düsseldorf is a cosmopolitan city with small town charm and a wonderful mix of modern and historic attractions. Landmarks include the Rhine Tower, the unique Gehry Buildings in the harbour, the old town, a variety of symbolic statues and the famous Kings Avenue.

Day 7 Amsterdam

Today we are free to explore the fascinating city of Amsterdam. Here you can join our optional city tour which takes in the main sights or explore the city which is easily explored on foot and it’s a good opportunity to browse one of the many markets. If museums appeal then you are spoilt for choice, with Amsterdam claiming to have the highest density in the world. Highlights are the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and Hermitage Amsterdam, along with several diamond factories which offer free tours. You could then round off the day with a few drinks on one of the many terraces.

Day 8 Amsterdam - UK

This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.