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Jewels of the Rhine

8 Day
Between Zurich and Amsterdam
Rhine, Moselle
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Discover the treasures of the Rhine River over the course of this 8-day itinerary between Basel and Amsterdam visiting Cologne, Strasbourg and the Black Forest along the way.

The Rhine River is the gateway to Europe’s most treasured destinations, granting access to cities and regions like Amsterdam, Cologne, Mannheim, the Rhine Gorge and the Black Forest in a single, unforgettable journey.

Your journey on this majestic European passageway begins in the Swiss city of Basel, and follows the course of the river as it twists and turns through the beautiful Rhineland, stopping at the Black Forest, Mannheim and Koblenz. Enjoy excursions such as a Black Forest cake tasting session and a visit to the impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Cologne is the next stop, and here you can go on a guided tour of the city, taking in sights like the mighty Kölner Dom, Museum Ludwig and the Shrine of the Three Kings. Onward and into the Netherlands, you will awake in Amsterdam and enjoy a day of sightseeing in the elegant Dutch capital.

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* From price is for a 12 October 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Welcome to Switzerland, today you will travel from Zurich airport to the Rhine–side town of Basel, the centre of the country’s pharmaceutical industry. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board 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
Breisach

Today you have a choice to visit a typical Black Forest Village, featuring many of the famous black forest items, like Cuckoo clocks, amongst other things. Alternatively, take part on a guided hike through some of the black forest trails.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike through some of the Black Forest trails
EmeraldPLUS: Black Forest Cake Assembling presentation and tasting

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
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 Île, 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.
EmeraldPLUS: Guided Tour of Strasbourg

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Mannheim – Heidelberg

Continue downstream to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. There you will have a chance to either visit the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town or take part on an active hike to Heidelberg Hill.
EmeraldACTIVE: Active Hike to Heidelberg Hill
EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting in Heidelberg

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Koblenz

Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. You will have a tour of Koblenz and a chance to 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.

DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochem Castle Visit (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Cologne

Founded by the Romans, Cologne 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 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. This evening, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner.

DiscoverMORE: Football Stadium Tour (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Amsterdam

This morning you can decide to either enjoy a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s canal or a guided bike tour.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Amsterdam Disembarkation

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

Meals included: Breakfast
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