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The Majestic Rhine & Berlin 2019
(Zurich to Berlin)

10 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Zurich Arrivals - Basel Embarkation
Welcome to Switzerland, today you will travel from Zurich airport to the Rhine–side town of Basel. A warm welcome awaits from your captain and crew as your board your luxury Emerald Waterways 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. (Dinner)

Day 2 Breisach - Colmar
Today you will have an included 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. Some of the main sights are the Unterlinden Museum, the Maison des Têtes, Minster of St. Marti and the little Venice quarter. Alternatively, join EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host the Welcome Gala Dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

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 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

Day 4 Rastatt – 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

EmeraldPLUS: Entrance to Baden-Baden Casino

Day 5 Mannheim – Heidelberg
Visit the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town or take part on an active hike to Heidelberg Hill. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: Active Hike to Heidelberg Hill

EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting in Heidelberg

Day 6 Koblenz
Arrive in Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. You will have a tour of Koblenz and the 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochem Castle Visit (extra expense)

Day 7 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Mainz Disembarkation – Berlin
Disembark in Mainz and transfer to Frankfurt for your flight 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. (Breakfast)

Day 9 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 10 Berlin - Farewell
After, your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your homebound flight. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
  • 22 meals including 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • Boutique contemporary hotel feel, with spectacular on board heated pool, cinema, spa and lounge (Emerald Radiance Star-Ship pool is located on the sun deck and the Cinema is not available.)
  • Spacious, comfortable accommodations you'll want to spend time in, with panoramic suites and staterooms, and innovative open-air system for cabins on the Vista and Horizon decks
  • 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 excursions; cheese and olive tasting or Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef
  • Emerald's Concierge Service - served right to your suite, enjoy continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after dinner treats (Only applies to Owner’s One-bedroom Suites, Riverview Suites, and Grand Balcony Suites (CAT S, SA, RA))
  • 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
  • All airport transfers to and from your Star Ship, and all gratuities
  • Port charges now included in your tour price
  • All gratuities for onboard and shore side staff
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Star, or Emerald Sun
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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