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Legendary Rhine & Moselle 2021
(Berlin to Bernkastel)

10 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Berlin
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel in Berlin, your home for the next two nights.

Day 2 Berlin
Today, you will be invited on a guided tour of Berlin, where you can discover how its tangible history can be seen on every street. Enjoy learning about Berlin Cathedral and the iconic Berlin Wall, a feature point that holds the memory of how the city was both divided and reunited. After your tour, you are free to explore at leisure, perhaps discovering the creating lifestyles of the people who call Berlin their home. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Berlin - Mainz
After breakfast, fly to Frankfurt and be transferred to the luxurious surrounds of your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on board. (Breakfast)

Day 4 Wiesbaden
Arrive into Wiesbaden this morning.

Famous for its mineral springs dating since Roman times, Wiesbaden resembles a 19th century resort. This morning our guided tour will pass by the Russian Chapel (Russian Orthodox) and you can enjoy the magnificent view over the city and Rhine valley. We will see some fine examples of Wilhemine Architecture (UNESCO Heritage) on the way to the Kochbrunnen where you can take a sip of hot water. The walking tour will take us to the Old Town, the Castle and the Kurhaus where we will board the coaches for the ride back to Wiesbaden. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DiscoverMore: Vineyards Visit and Tasting

Day 5 Rüdesheim
Start your day with a visit to the Eberbach Abbey, offering you the opportunity  to experience a journey with all of your senses. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries which lie in the Rheingau Region. Founded in 1136 by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Burgundy) the monastery was one of the most active in Germany, and also boasted the largest vineyards in medieval Germany. As a major filming location of 1986 film 'In the Name of the Rose', adapted from Umberto Eco's thrilling novel with same name, Eberbach deserves a visit. Today the abbey continues to make exquisite wines and offers guided tours, enabling everyone to enjoy its history and architectural splendour. It also serves as a set for film and TV: the Season 5 trailers of Game of Thrones were filmed here. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Alternatively, enjoy a hike up the Niederwalddenkmal - a monument located in the Niederwald, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany. It overlooks the valley of the Rhine and was built in the 1870/80s to commemorate the Unification of Germany.

Emerald Active: A guided hike to Niederwalddenkmal

DiscoverMore: Asbach Distellery visit with Ruedesheimer coffee tasting

DM: Today you get to experience a tour to the Asbach Distellery, where you can learn more about this German speciality. Asbach Uralt is a German brandy from Rüdesheim on the romantic Rhine which has been produced since 1892.  Hugo Asbach coined the term Weinbrand for German brandy, which in 1923 became an official classification according to German wine law. The famous coffee drink Rüdesheimer Kaffee, contains Asbach as its alcoholic ingredient. Discover the world of Asbach and a variety of quality products at the Asbach visitors’ centre.

Day 6 Koblenz
Wonderfully maintained inside and out, Marksburg Castle boasts a selection of typical interiors including the castle kitchen, knight’s hall, armoury, and even an inviting wine cellar. The attractive light-stoned walls of the castle are protected by an outer fortress. With a single tower peering over the turrets and castle walls, Marksburg Castle takes on the appearance of a fairy-tale monument, not unlike something found in a story from Brothers Grimm.

After dinner, enjoy a visit to the Imperial Castle in Cochem which stands majestically over the Mosel River valley, are an invitation for every history and culture enthusiast to enjoy a beautiful afternoon in one the highest hill castles on the Mosel River. Soaring over Cochem, this medieval castle was heavily damaged while in the possession of the electoral princes of Trier. However, it was restored in the neo-gothic style associated with German castle romanticism in the 19th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: Cochem Castle visit with tasting

Emerald Active: Guided hike in Koblenz

Day 7 Cochem
Enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning, you will have a guided walk through the numerous well-preserved sites of this quaint town, including the remains of the historic town wall with its old fortifications, the Town Hall and its many other gems. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Emerald Active: Guided bike tour

Day 8 Trier
In southwest Germany, near the Luxemburg border, the city of Trier is a hidden treasure often called the “Rome of the North”. During your guided tour, explore the ruins of the old city baths, once a hive of activity during ancient times, and the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 Bernkastel
Dating back to 3000 BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Or, take part in a guided bike tour of the area. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: A wine tasting in Bernkastel

Emerald Active: Bike tour along the Moselle

Day 10 Bernkastel – Frankfurt
After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

Tour Map
All This Included
  • 20 meals including 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 6 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 Sun, or 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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