Jewels of the Rhine

Price Inside Outside Balcony Suite
£Call £1,795 £2,395 £3,295

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Please note fares are cruise only (unless states flights included) per guest and are based on double occupancy. Please call for flight inclusive packages. Fares shown in GBP and are subject to change based on availability.

Itinerary

Amsterdam to Basel

Explore modern and quintessential Holland on a glass-top canal boat cruise, before sailing the countryside witnessing windmills and tulip fields. Enjoy a guided walking tour of modern Cologne and the juxtaposition of ancient Koblenz, continuing upstream to Heidelberg for a wine-tasting. Soak up Strasbourg’s beautiful architecture on a guided tour and, in Breisach, attend a Black Forest gateau presentation with tasting, and visit a typical Black Forest Village.

Day 1: London – Amsterdam Your holiday begins with a transfer from your home to the airport, your flight departs from London (Airport TBA). On arrival in Amsterdam you will be met and transferred from the airport to board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. (Dinner)

Day 2: Amsterdam This morning choose between a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s canal or a guided bike tour. Return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. Tonight, the captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3: Cologne Cruise along the Rhine to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities, famous for its
magnificent UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. After lunch on-board, join your local guide for an included tour of the Old Town, with free time for exploring. Cologne has many different museums and galleries including a Roman artefact museum. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4: Koblenz Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a tour and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every
bend. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 5: Mannheim – Heidelberg Continue upstream to the town of Mannheim, at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. Here, you will visit the medieval town of Heidelberg, for an included guided tour. One of the main attractions is the castle, perched on Mount Konigstuhl, as well as the Old Bridge. Enjoy some free time there before returning to your ship for lunch and an afternoon of sailing. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 6: Kehl-Strasbourg Once docked in Kehl you will be transferred by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region. Culture and architecture boast a blend of German and French influences, including the Gothic Cathedral Notre Dame with sweeping views of the Rhine from its 142m high spire. Your included guided walking tour will incorporate the Grande Ile, the historic city centre and UNESCO World Heritage-listed site known for its medieval black and white timber-framed and Baroque sandstone buildings. Your afternoon is free to enjoy
Strasbourg. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 7: Breisach Today you will visit a typical Black Forest village, full of charm, many cuckoo clocks and other German specialities. Alternatively take part in a guided hike through some of the Black Forest trails. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 8: Basel – London Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine-side town of Basel. After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. On arrival in the UK you will be met by our transfer service and returned to your home. (Breakfast)

Exceptional EmeraldVALUE
It’s all included in the price
• Return economy flights from London
• FREE return transfers from your home address to the airport
• 7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with river view
• 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
• Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on-board
• Complimentary tea & coffee on-board
• Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily
• 5 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• 3 EmeraldPLUS activities including a Black Forest Cake Demonstration
• 3 EmeraldACTIVE activities
• A variety of on-board evening entertainment
• Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
• Complimentary on-board bicycles
• First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
• All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers
• All tips included, saving you up to £235 per couple
• ABTA and ATOL protected

7 Nights from £Call

Sat 4 May 2019

  • 7 Cruise Nights
  • Amsterdam to Basel
  • Cruise only price

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