Jewels of the Rhine

Explore modern and quintessential Holland on a glass-top canal boat cruise through Amsterdam, before sailing through the countryside and witnessing traditional windmills. Enjoy a guided walking tour of magnificent Cologne and the juxtaposition of ancient Koblenz, continuing upstream to Heidelberg. Soak up Strasbourg’s beautiful architecture and visit Freiburg a Black Forest destination.

  • Date

    8 Day
    June / July / August / September / October

  • Price

    Prices are on request

  • Visiting

    Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblen, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Kehl – Strasbourg, Breisach – Freiburg, Basel – Zurich

8 Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Amsterdam

Upon arrival in Amsterdam, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your innovative Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting for your arrival.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – Amsterdam

Every narrow street and gabled façade in Amsterdam tells tales of the Dutch Golden Age, a prosperous time when Dutch art was among the most acclaimed in the world.
Today, relax during a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s elaborate UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal system, sailing through the medieval centre of the city and past Roman patrician houses. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing quintessential villages, traditional windmills and flower fields.
Enjoy sailing through the countryside and on towards the Rhine River this afternoon, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and watching the passing scenery before joining your captain for a gala dinner.

EmeraldACTIVE

Guided bike tour to Waterland

Included Excursion

Canal cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Cologne

Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Step back in time today, as a guided walking tour takes you through the ancient heart of the city, passing iconic landmarks such as Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. After your tour, you will be taken to a one-of-a-kind farm estate just outside of Cologne, which provides the locals with sustainable products. As part of your EmeraldPLUS programme, enjoy a fantastic cooking demo and have a glimpse behind the scenes of this incredible place.

Included Excursion

Guided tour of Cologne’s Old Town

EmeraldPLUS

Visit to a local farm estate with cooking demo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Koblenz

Immerse yourself in fairytale-like surrounds today as we cruise to Koblenz, a town with a postcard-worthy backdrop of vineyards and mountain ranges. Your included walking tour of the town will unveil the twin-towered façade of the Church of Our Lady, the point at which two of Europe’s great rivers meet at the German Corner and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, one of the largest preserved fortresses in Europe.
Enjoy sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge this afternoon, where romantic castles sit atop tree-covered canyons and half-timbered medieval villages appear as though they have been suspended in time.

Included Excursion

Orientation walk of Koblenz & a visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

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Moselle Valley & Cochem Castle visit (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg

This morning you will discover Heidelberg. The idyllic UNESCO City of Literature has inspired the likes of Mark Twain and famed British artist William Turner.
A guided tour of the town will unveil its rich history, starting at the Renaissance ruins of Heidelberg Castle, where the carefully curated gardens host serene water features, sculptures and colourful flowerbeds.

EmeraldACTIVE

Hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

Included Excursion

Guided tour of Heidelberg

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Evening concert at Bruchsal Palace (extra expense, available on select departures)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Kehl – Strasbourg

This morning, you’ll dock in Kehl and be transferred by coach to the picturesque town of Strasbourg, where a medieval past is yours to discover among cobbled squares surrounded by half-timbered houses.
Your included walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town will touch on many of Strasbourg’s highlights, including the astrological signs that adorn the façade of the Maison Kammerzell and the idyllic historic scenery around Petite France. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Strasbourg at leisure.

Included Excursion

Guided tour of Strasbourg

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Alsace wine route with tasting (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Breisach – Freiburg

Today as part of your incredible EmeraldPLUS programme, you will visit the city of Freiburg. Considered the ‘capital of the Black Forest’, Freiburg has lovely sights that will leave you amazed. As part of your visit, you will also have the opportunity to sample true Black Forest delicacies from the lively market in the city centre near the main cathedral. If you are feeling more active, why not join a guided bike tour in Breisach.

EmeraldPLUS

Guided tour of Freiburg with market tasting

EmeraldACTIVE

Guided bike tour in Breisach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Basel – Zurich

After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of traditional cuckoo clocks and the Black Forest with you.

Please book your flight to depart out of Zurich after 11:30 AM.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Journey inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES

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

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

  • Canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • Guided tour of Cologne’s Old Town
  • Walking tour of Koblenz & a visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Guided tour of Heidelberg
  • Guided tour of Strasbourg

EmeraldPLUS

Visit to a local farm estate with cooking demo Guided tour of Freiburg with market tasting

EmeraldACTIVE

  • Guided bike tour to Waterland
  • Guided hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg
  • Guided bike tour in Breisach

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

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

Prices on request

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Travel insurance is not included and needs to be taken out. Covered by the Insolvency Fund. Booking terms and conditions listed at the end of our brochure apply and are taken as being read and consented to. Please read them carefully before booking