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Berlin & The Majestic Rhine 2018

10 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Berlin
Welcome to Berlin, Germany’s capital city has a lot to offer, from entertainment, to museums and architecture. This metropolis is a combination of modernity and history. Included is a two night stay in Berlin.

Day 2 Berlin
Your exciting morning starts with a guided tour of Berlin passing by the famous Alexanderplatz, to the Berlin Cathedral, the Television Tower, the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall. The afternoon is free to continuing enjoying Berlin’s iconic sights, its vast swathes of green, its sky bars and chic restaurants. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Berlin – Mainz Embarkation
Today you will fly from Berlin to Frankfurt, where 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Rudesheim
Arrive in Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Your included tour will be a visit to the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue exploring and taste the famous “Rudesheimer Coffee”, made with Germany’s most famous brandy Asbach Uralt. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host the Welcome Gala Dinner. (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. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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.

Day 6 Mannheim – Heidelberg
Continue sailing to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. Visit the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town. Enjoy free time to explore Heidelberg before returning to the ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Rastatt – Baden Baden
This morning sail into the Rhine-side town of Rastatt and journey to the hidden jewel of Baden Baden. Nestled in a beautiful landscape along the border of the Black Forest, Baden Baden was settled by the Romans, with ruins dating back to 210A.D. Enjoy a guided walking tour followed by free time to stroll the historic Kurhaus Colonnade, shop the elegant boutiques of the old town or join EmeraldACTIVE guided hike to Hohenbaden Castle, known locally as Altes Schloss ‘Old Castle’. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: Hiking to Altes Schloss in Baden Baden

Day 8 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 and official seat of the European Parliament. In Strasbourg you will have a canal tour on a "batorama"  passing by many attractions of the Alsatian capital, in particular the famous Petite France and tanners’ quarter, the Covered Bridges and the Vauban dam, the Neustadt imperial quarter, and some European institutions. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Strasbourg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

Day 9 Breisach - Colmar
Begin your magical morning with a tour to Colmar, a town fill of half-timbered houses, flower-decked town centre, cosy streets and lively restaurants and shops in the Alsace region of north-eastern France. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks and museums. Enjoy a guided city tour passing the Unterlinden Museum, the Maison des Têtes, Minster of St. Marti and the little Venice quarter. Alternatively, join EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

Day 10 Basel Disembarkation
Welcome to Basel, the centre for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to Basel airport for your onward or homebound flight. If flying out of Basel, please book flight to depart after 10am. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 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

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

  • Guided Tour of Berlin
  • Visit to the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
  • Orientation Walk of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Guided Tour of Heidelberg
  • Guided walking tour of Baden Baden
  • Guided Tour of Colmar

EmeraldPLUS

  • Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

EmeraldACTIVE

  • Hiking to Baden Baden Castle
  • Guided Bike Tour in Colmar

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22 meals including 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board 
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Star
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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