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Jewel of the Rhine

Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey on the Rhine, beginning in Basel explore the Black Forest region, Koblenz and Cologne on its route.
8 Day
Between Basel and Amsterdam

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Relax as you enjoy the natural beauty and spectacular cultural highlights of Europe’s most picturesque waterway. A river cruise along the Rhine introduces you to numerous historic castles that stand proud within the peaceful riverbank countryside; landmarks filled with legends; spectacular cities home to stunning European architecture that span countless centuries; and enchanting storybooklike forests just waiting to be explored. Every stop on your eight day voyage presents the opportunity to gaze back in time to a period of European history, while also experiencing the modern day culture of fabulous cities like Amsterdam and Cologne. 

Day 1 | Highlights:

Welcome to Zurich (please book flights to arrive by 1.30pm). You will be met and transferred from the airport to the dock in Basel. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as your board your Emerald Waterways river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore the Rhine-side town of Basel. This evening join your fellow travellers for a cocktail reception followed by a welcome dinner.


Day 2 | Breisach Highlights:

The beautiful Black Forest region of Germany has long been a fairy tale destination. Commence your magical morning with the Vogtsbauernhof Museum, an open air exhibition of sixteenth century life, featuring a number of reconstructed Black Forest farms. EmeraldPLUS: A presentation and tasting of Black Forest gateau.


Day 3 | Kehl - Strasbourg Highlights:

This morning take a guided walking tour of Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region in northeastern France and seat of the European Parliament. Visit La Petit France, home to some of Strasbourg’s prettiest and most photogenic streets and buildings with half-timbered townhouses leaning out over the narrow cobbled streets. This afternoon is at leisure to explore the town or relax onboard.

Discover More: Wine Tasting excursion in the Alsace region of north-eastern France (extra expense)


Day 4 | Mannheim - Heidelberg Highlights:

Continue to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. Take an excursion to the medieval town of Heidelberg including a visit to the impressive castle which overlooks the town. Enjoy free time there before returning to the ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing.


Day 5 | Koblenz Highlights:

Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend. Cruise to the 2000 year old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river, part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century, and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. Enjoy free time to wander through the town and take in the views. Emerald Active: Cycle along the river banks.

Discover More: Cochem Castle (extra expense)


Day 6 | Cologne Highlights:

Welcome to Cologne. Founded by the Romans, the city 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 its beautiful squares and historic monuments, 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 including a Roman artefact museum. After lunch, relax onboard as we cruise along the Rhine River. This evening the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.


Day 7 | Amsterdam Highlights:

The ship sails along the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal and into Amsterdam. This morning join a glass top canal boat cruise and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals or join Emerald Active for a guided walking tour around the famous landmarks of Amsterdam. You then have free time in the afternoon to visit the Rijks Museum or Van Gogh Museum, or simply enjoy the lively atmosphere and watch the world go by. This evening join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.


Day 8 | Disembarkation Amsterdam Highlights:

After breakfast, farewell new found friends and transfer to the airport for your onwards or homebound flight.

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Our Star-Ships

Emerald Sky

Emerald Sky

The first of our Star-Ships to the built and sailing the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers, Emerald Sky sets the standard for our stylish and contemporary ships.

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Emerald Destiny

Emerald Destiny

2017 will see the launch of the brand new Emerald Destiny. This Star-Ship will join our Danube, Rhine and Main cruises through the heart of Europe

Features

  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • In-suite mini-bar available at own expense
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Two items of laundry a day
  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Seperate bathroom and lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer ans soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Use of an Ipad
  • Queen-size or twin beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at Captain's Table
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, re-stocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen -size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flast screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture Window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat-screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • In-suite mini-bar available at own expense
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Two items of laundry a day
  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Seperate bathroom and lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer ans soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Use of an Ipad
  • Queen-size or twin beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at Captain's Table
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, re-stocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen -size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flast screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture Window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat-screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours

Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours

The full list of inclusions

Sightseeing in Europe

It is impossible for large coaches to be used for some city sightseeing. Many towns and cities will be visited by way of walking tours and accordingly, a reasonable level of fitness is required. Europe is based on a myriad of old buildings and there are split-levels, steps and uneven surfaces everywhere so please watch your step! Due to the structure of old buildings, access to some establishments may not be convenient for wheelchair use, and facilities for the disabled in general may be limited. High-heeled shoes are not suitable for cobblestone streets and steep inclines in medieval towns and cities. It is essential to have comfortable, rubber-soled walking shoes.

Travel with an Open Mind

During your travels you will encounter new customs and different ways of life. Appreciate and enjoy these differences as this is one of the highlights of travelling. Be mindful that meals on tour will often reflect the local cuisine and delicacies, which may be different to what you are normally accustomed to. Your dining experiences are certain to enhance your tour and introduce you to the local region and culture.

A Few Words of German

Good morning/day - Guten Tag

Good evening - Guten Abend

Please/You're welcome - Bitte

Thank you - Danke

Yes - Ja

No - Nein

Do you speak English? - Sprechen Sie Englisch?

I don't understand - Ich verstehe nicht

A Few Words of Hungarian:

Good morning (till 9am) - Jò raggalt

Good day - Jò napot

Good evening - Jò ashtert

Goodbye - Viszla't

Please - Kèrem

Thank you - Karsarnarm

Yes - Igan

No - Nam

I don't understand - Nam ertam

Where is...? - Hol?

† This price is based on the lowest priced room available across all dates and ships for this tour. All prices are per person, based on twin-share.
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