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Jewels of the Rhine

From $4099 $330 taxes

Life’s a deluxe river cruise, only on Emerald Waterways. You haven’t had a vacation experience that exceeds your expectations like this. The exciting, unique destinations and itineraries, exceptional contemporary amenities and service, and amazing range of thoughtful inclusions and options are designed so you can completely relax—and revel—in a truly deluxe trip. Emerald Waterways’  award-winning international fleet of Star Ships is the river cruising experience you’ve always wanted, and more…

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Airfare from Vancouver to  Amsterdam and return from Zurich
  • Deluxe 7 night all-inclusive river cruise aboard Emerald Sun or Dawn
  • 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 January 2 and save.

 Vancouver Stateroom Balcony Suite Taxes and fees
April 6-14, 2018 sold out  $4699 $330
May 4 – 12, 2018  $4099  $4999 $330
June 22 – 30, 2018  $4179  $4999 $330
Victoria and Kelowna add $400
 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 glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s canal 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.
Emerald ACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Cologne

Cruise along the Rhine River 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. After lunch on board, 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 including a Roman artefact museum.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Koblenz

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. 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. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing 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.
Discover More: Moselle & Cochem Visit (extra expense) passengers on this tour will not be able to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for both tours happen at the same time
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Mannheim – Heidelberg

Continue upstream to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. There you will visit the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town. Enjoy free time there before returning to the ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – 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 Ile, 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. Your afternoon is free to continuing exploring Strasbourg.
EmeraldPLUS: Guided Tour of Strasbourg
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Breisach

Today you have a choice to commence your magical morning with a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Museum, an open air exhibition of sixteenth century life, featuring a number of reconstructed Black Forest farms. Alternatively, take part in the Emerald Active hike.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Hike Through a Typical Black Forest Village (active fitness level recommended)
EmeraldPLUS:  Black Forest Cake Assembling presentation and tasting
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Basel Disembarkation – Zurich

Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine–side town of Basel, the centre for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After, your breakfast you will disembark your ship and transfer to the airport in Zurich for your homebound flight. Please schedule flights to depart after 11.30am in Zurich.
Meals included: Breakfast



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