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Jewels of the Rhine, 5 Star River Cruise w/Excursions

Emerald Waterways, Rhine River Cruise
 
Destination:
Switzerland, Germany, France, The Netherlands
Resort:
Rhine River Cruise
Property:
Emerald Waterways
Duration:
8 Days
Board Basis:
Full Board
Rating:
5

Includes:
Return Flights from a selection of airports
 
Atol Protection
 
Airport Transfers
 
Full Board
 
Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
 
Complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day
 
Included Excursions

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Holiday Information

Discover the treasures of the Rhine River over the course of this 8-day itinerary between Basel and Amsterdam.

Cutting a stylish and chic figure upon the rivers of Europe and Asia; Emerald Waterways’ fleet of Star-Ships perfectly marry modern design with deluxe comfort for all guests.

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways

These award-winning Star-Ships are innovative, imaginative and custom-built with you in mind - every one the the stylish vessels features a wealth of unique features and amenities to make your time on board unforgettable.

What to expect

  • Spacious staterooms and suites
  • Indoor Heated Pool with retractable roof on most ships
  • Serenity Pool on the Emerald Radiance
  • Evening cinema
  • Complimentary speciality tea and coffee
  • Sun Deck with seating area and walking track
  • Putting Green
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Wellness Area
  • Hairdresser
  • Dedicated cruise director
  • Al Fresco Dining & BBQ area

You’ll visit Cologne, Strasbourg and the Black Forest during this wonderful river cruise.

The Rhine River is the gateway to Europe’s most treasured destinations, granting access to unforgettable cities and regions like Amsterdam, Cologne, Mannheim, the Rhine Gorge and the Black Forest in a single, unforgettable journey.

Your journey on this majestic European passageway begins in the Swiss city of Basel, and follows the course of the river as it twists and turns through the beautiful Rhineland, where you’ll stop at the Black Forest, Mannheim and Koblenz, enjoying such excursions as a Black Forest cake tasting session and a visit to the impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Cologne is the next stop, and here you can enjoy a guided tour of the city, taking in such sights as the mighty Kölner Dom, Museum Ludwig and the Shrine of the Three Kings. Then it’s onward and into the Netherlands, where you’ll awake in Amsterdam and enjoy a wonderful day of sightseeing in the elegant Dutch capital.

Itinerary

Day 1

Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available.

Welcome to Switzerland, to the Rhine–side town of Basel, the centre of the country’s pharmaceutical industry. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on board. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Breisach

Today you have a choice to visit a typical Black Forest Village, featuring many of the famous black forest items, like Cuckoo clocks, amongst other things. Alternatively, take part on a guided hike through some of the black forest trails.

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike through some of the Black Forest trails

EmeraldPLUS: Black Forest Cake Assembling presentation and tasting

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Kehl - Strasbourg

Once docked in Kehl, you will be transferred by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in France. Your guided walking tour will include the Grande Île, the historical city centre and UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its medieval black and white timber framed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstones buildings, canals and river locks.

EmeraldPLUS: Guided Tour of Strasbourg

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Mannheim – Heidelberg

Continue downstream to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. There you will have a chance to either visit the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town or take part on an active hike to Heidelberg Hill.

EmeraldACTIVE: Active Hike to Heidelberg Hill

EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting in Heidelberg

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Koblenz

Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. You will have a tour of Koblenz and a chance to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII.

DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochem Castle Visit (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Cologne

Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany's oldest and is famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. Join your local guide for an included tour of the Old Town, with free time for exploring. Cologne is one of Germany's largest and most modern cities largely due to a rebuilding plan post WWII, and it has many different museums and galleries. This evening, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner.

DiscoverMORE: Football Stadium Tour (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Amsterdam

This morning you can decide to either enjoy a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s canal or a guided bike tour.

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available.

Meals included: Breakfast

Star-Ship Overview

Award-winning and innovative
With more innovative and state-of-the-art features than any other river cruise line, these innovative Star-Ships are turning heads by setting a new standard in ship design.

Boasting an abundance of features*, from the amazing 24-foot high atrium to the pool with retractable roof which transforms into an evening cinema venue, the beautiful communal areas perfect for socialising with fellow passengers. From the glistening glass staircase to the low-hanging chandeliers, the spacious and contemporary cabins to the chic bar, every detail has an incredibly modern feel.

The ships offer a number of dining areas, including the relaxed Reflections Restaurant, The Terrace, perfect for al-fresco dining, and the Sun Deck, a great setting for barbecues.

The staterooms and suites are where you can relax after another enchanting day exploring the world’s most captivating rivers. The delightful staterooms and suites are generously appointed so you can enjoy a few private hours watching the beautiful scenery pass you by.

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* Additional Charges

If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy. Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.

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Disclaimer

All property information is the tour operators brochure description and is provided by an independent source. Facilities and amenities described herein can not be guaranteed by the Agent. All holidays are subject to availability changes. When a deal is gone, it is gone.

Certain countries require visas prior to travel. It is your responsibility to check for any necessary visa or inoculation requirements for your destination.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information click here.

Book Now:

0114 250 4090
Reference: OFFJEWRHI4
Request a call-back »
Book With Confidence:

ABTA Number: J4920. Trading Since 1991. Agents for Atol Protected Tour Operators. Members of the Advantage Travel Partnership. Find out more About us.

This offer was last checked 14 December 2018.

* Additional Charges

If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy. Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.

Terms and Conditions

Voyager Travel Direct Terms and Conditions

Disclaimer

All property information is the tour operators brochure description and is provided by an independent source. Facilities and amenities described herein can not be guaranteed by the Agent. All holidays are subject to availability changes. When a deal is gone, it is gone.

Certain countries require visas prior to travel. It is your responsibility to check for any necessary visa or inoculation requirements for your destination.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information click here.

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