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    Classic Rhine River Cruise

    From $4099 $730 taxes

    Weaving through the centre of continental Europe, the Rhine gives access to a flurry of enriching destinations, linking world-renowned cities with captivating natural wonders. The Classic Rhine river cruise explores this natural passageway, transporting you from Amsterdam to Frankfurt over eight unforgettable days.

    Your journey starts in Amsterdam, where you can take a guided tour of the famous Rijksmuseum – with its exquisite collection of Old Masters – or see the sights like a local on an EmeraldACTIVE cycling tour, encompassing Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, Dam Square, and Rembrandt House.

    Travelling East, visit Xanten, where you can pay homage to the Roman Archaeological Park on an EmeraldPLUS excursion. Built around 98AD, this fascinating heritage site boasts the best-preserved Romanesque structures in northern Europe. From Xanten, Andernach beckons, offering yet more cultural immersion at the prestigious Geysir Museum.

    Entering the flow of the charming Moselle, you will visit the beautiful medieval town of Cochem, whose quaint cobblestone streets lie in the shadow of the mighty Reichsburg Castle, where you will take a guided tour.

    From Cochem, we travel to Bernkastel, where an EmeraldPLUS excursion allows you to sample the region’s delicious sparkling Riesling. The final leg takes you through the Moselle Valley to Mainz, for your final transfer to Frankfurt.

    Travel Best Bets Package Includes

    • Return airfare from Vancouver to  Amsterdam and return from Frankfurt
    • Deluxe 7 night all-inclusive river cruise aboard Emerald Sky
    • Airport transfers to and from the ship
    • Prepaid gratuities
    • It’s Amazing What’s also Included:
    • Boutique contemporary hotel feel, with spectacular on board heated pool, cinema, spa and lounge
    • Spacious, comfortable accommodations with panoramic suites and staterooms
    • Gourmet all-included on board meals and highlight dinner events, al-fresco on The Terrace or in the well-appointed Reflections Restaurant
    • Enjoy in depth cultural experiences with EmeraldPlus and EmeraldActive, like a guided hike through a  Black Forest village
    • Emerald’s Concierge Service* – served right to your suite, enjoy continental breakfast, predinner canapés and after dinner treats
    • A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
    • Tea and coffee available at all times
    • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
    • Built-in adventure, with an included on shore excursion at every port
    • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Emerald Active guided biking and hiking tours
    • Excellent service from an English speaking crew
    • Knowledgeable, personable local destination guides
    • Complimentary bicycles on board
    • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi

    Travel Best Bets Exclusive:  Book  by March 31 and save $1000 per person! Pay in full and save an additional $200.

    July 19-27, 2018 Stateroom Balcony Suite Taxes and fees
    Vancouver $4099 $5199 $730
    Victoria, Kelowna $4499 $5599 $730
     Pre and post cruise hotel nights available to extend your stay – ask for pricing.

    Day 1 – Amsterdam

    Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700 year old city of picturesque canals, world class museums, theatres and cafés. 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

    Day 2 – Amsterdam

    This morning you can decide to either enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum 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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3 – 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

    Day 4 – 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 Geysir 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.
    EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the Geysir Museum and site
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 5 – 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.
    Discover More: Guided Walk of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (extra expense)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6 – Bernkastel

    Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village.  On this morning’s guided walking tour, stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate.
    EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting
    Discover More: Guided Tour of Trier – (extra expense)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 7 – 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 or join EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour along the river banks while the ship sails (active fitness level).
    EmeraldACTIVE: Morning guided bike tour from Bernkastel to Traben Trarbach (22 KM)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 8 – Mainz Disembarkation – Frankfurt

    After, your breakfast you will disembark your ship in Mainz and transfer to the airport in Frankfurt for your homebound flight. Please schedule flights to depart between 12pm and 5pm in Frankfurt.
    Meals included: Breakfast


    Call for details: 1-877-523-7823


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