The most famous landmark in Basel, with its strategic location on the Rhine, is the Münster, built from red sandstone in Romanesque and Gothic styles.
Breisach, in the Rhine Valley is built on a hill and sometimes becomes an island before the river was straightened in the 19th-century.
Cruise the Middle Rhine and visit the magical Black Forest
The banks of the Rhine are dotted with medieval castles, historic villages and elegant cities, while the Moselle is characterised by its sweeping bends, terraced vineyards and wooded slopes.
Cruise these celebrated rivers through some of the most beautiful scenery in Germany, France and Switzerland.
Day 1 UK to Cologne
Travel by Eurotunnel and onwards by coach to Cologne, where you embark Rex Rheni.
Day 2 Cologne to Koblenz
Sail to Koblenz, arriving early this morning.
An optional tour reveals the fascinating Old Town and the nearby Marksburg Castle.
Day 3 Koblenz to Rüdesheim
Explore historic Rüdesheim today. This evening, perhaps head to the town's famous Drosselgasse, which is lined with wine bars and taverns.
See all kinds of mechanical music makers from barrel organs and music boxes to horn gramophones.
Day 4 Rüdesheim to Speyer
Sail upstream to the elegant Roman town of Speyer, arriving in the afternoon.
The town boasts one of Europe’s great Romanesque churches and has retained a reminder of its glorious past in buildings such as the 12th-century Jewish baths and the city gate.
Day 5 Speyer to Strasbourg
As you cruise towards Strasbourg in France you pause in Rastatt.
Join an optional coach tour of the Black Forest, including a stop in Oppenau for tea and Black Forest gateau, before rejoining the ship in Strasbourg.
Day 6 Strasbourg to Breisach
A French city with distinctive German influences, Strasbourg's crowning glory is its ornate Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame.
Leave Strasbourg this afternoon for the voyage to Breisach, arriving in time for an evening stroll along the promenade.
Day 7 Breisach to Basel
Sail along the Rhine to Basel in Switzerland.
Join an optional excursion from here to Lake Titisee in the enchanting Black Forest, where you can enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake and a boat trip with stunning views
Day 8 Basel
Basel is located at the meeting point of Switzerland, Germany and France.
Perhaps visit the stunning Bernese Oberland to see Grindelwald, Interlaken and the Eiger and Monch Mountains.
Day 9 Basel to MannheimEnjoy a day at leisure and stop by Khel this afternoon.
Day 10 Mannheim to Mainz
Cruise to historic Mainz, an ancient city with a charming old quarter of half-timbered houses.
Take a optional excursion by coach from Mannheim to the beautiful old university city of Heidelberg.
Day 11 Mainz to Boppard to Alken
Boppard has a magical setting in the valley of the mythical Lorelei. While here, you have the opportunity to stroll along the 19th-century promenade.
Day 12 Alken to Cochem
Today you cruise the Moselle to Cochem, with its picturesque castle perched high above the river.
Day 13 Cochem to Königswinter
Enjoy the morning in the pretty village of Winningen.
Perhaps join an optional trip to the Ahr Valley en route
Day 14 Königswinter to Cologne
Enjoy the scenery as you cruise back to Cologne. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore this famous city.
Join an optional excursion to the city of Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven
Day 15 Cologne to the UK
Disembark after breakfast and return by coach and Eurotunnel to the UK.