The Classic Rhine – Wine Special Cruise

8 Days
Frankfurt to Amsterdam
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$ 4,045
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2019 Frankfurt > Amsterdam

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8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Frankfurt

    You will be met and transferred from the airport to 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

  2. Day 2 - Sailing Through the Moselle

    Today cruise the beautiful Moselle Valley back into the Rhine River. Measuring 545 kilometres, the Moselle is one of the Rhine’s longest tributaries and forms the natural frontier between Germany and Luxembourg. Relax on board; take in the sights from the Sun Deck, enjoy a dip in the Club Pool. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Trier

    Today you will have a private visit of St. Urbans-Hof Winery. Built in 1947 in one of the most beautiful wine terrains in the Moselle region, this 40-hectare vineyards produces several types of wine. Named after a holy patron of German wine makers “St. Urban”, the winery offers a unique experience and will sure tantalize your wine senses.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Cochem

    The medieval town of Cochem is considered to be a hidden gem on the Moselle River. Your guided tour will pass by enchanting buildings on cobble stoned streets, which will make you feel like you are part of a story book. The epic finale of the tour is a visit to the Reichsburg castle. Later on, you will be treated to a on board wine lecture, showcasing a variety of wines from the Moselle region.
    EmeraldPLUS: Wine Lecture on board of the ship

    DiscoverMORE: Guided Walk of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Andernach

    The idyllic landscape of the Rhine Valley is home to the Andernach Geyser, a natural phenomenon and world’s tallest cold-water geyser. Visit the Geyser Centre and take a boat ride to the Namedyer Werth peninsula to experience the hissing and gurgling sound when the geyser erupts, sending water up to 60 metres in the air. Later in the afternoon, you will have a chance to visit the idyllic Wheingut Gohlen winery.
    EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the Geysir Museum and site
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Xanten

    Cruise along the Rhine River to Xanten, where you will have a unique chance to visit the Roman Archaeological Park that was built around 98 A.D.  Some buildings have been partly reconstructed, while others have been rebuilt and furnished to give visitors an idea of what the settlement was like back in those days. Original remains of Roman buildings also remain intact.
    EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the Roman Archaeological Park

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Amsterdam

    This morning you can decide to either enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum or a guided bike tour.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Disembarkation – Amsterdam

    After, your breakfast you will disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

  • Private Visit of St. Urbans-Hof Wine Estate
  • Guided Tour of Cochem & Reichsburg Castle
  • Visit to Wheingut Gohlen Winery
  • Visit to the Rijksmuseum

  • Wine Lecture on board of the ship in Cochem
  • Visit to the Geyser Museum and site
  • Visit to the Roman Archeological Park

  • Guided bike tour from Traben-Trarbach to small village
  • Guided Bike Tour in Andernach
  • Guided Bike Tour in Amsterdam

  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

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