Itinerary

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL
DAY 1
06 May 2021
Amsterdam, Holland
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Return economy flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh are included in the price of your holiday. Please call for details on other regional departures which are available from selected UK airports at a supplement from £49 per person. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel on the Eurostar (via Brussels) is also available from only an additional £99 per person. Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700 year old city lined with picturesque canals and filled with world-class museums, theatres and cafes. on arrival you'll be met by an Emerald Waterways representative at the airport and transferred to your award-winning river cruise ship where a warm welcome awaits your Captain and crew. Meals included: Dinner
DAY 2
07 May 2021
Amsterdam, Holland
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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. EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
08 May 2021
Cologne
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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
09 May 2021
Koblenz
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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
10 May 2021
Mannheim
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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 5
10 May 2021
Heidelberg
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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
11 May 2021
Kehl
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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 6
11 May 2021
Strasbourg
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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
12 May 2021
Breisach
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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
13 May 2021
Basel
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After breakfast with Basel's riverbanks at your backdrop, you'll say your goodbyes and disembark your ship to be transferred to Basel airport for your flight home. Meals included: Breakfast

What's Included

plane Return flights from the UK Return flights from the UK
overseas transfers Overseas transfers Overseas transfers
food All dining on-board All dining on-board
wine beer soft drinks Wine beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board Wine beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board
complimentry tea and coffee Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day
bottled water Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
itineraries Choice of shore excursions in every port of call Choice of shore excursions in every port of call
bicycles Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own
wifi Internet access and Wi-Fi Internet access and Wi-Fi
on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment
gratuities Gratuities on-board Gratuities on-board
port charges taxes All port charges and taxes All port charges and taxes

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06 May 2021
7 Nights

£2639pp
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DATE SHIP PRICES FROM PP
13 Oct 2020 Emerald Destiny £3999
27 Oct 2020 Emerald Destiny £1849
22 Apr 2021 Emerald Sun £1949
24 Apr 2021 Emerald Dawn £1849
30 May 2021 Emerald Luna £2439
11 Jun 2021 Emerald Star CALL
26 Jun 2021 Emerald Star CALL
03 Jul 2021 Emerald Dawn £2249
07 Jul 2021 Emerald Sky £2249
15 Jul 2021 Emerald Sun £2249
26 Aug 2021 Emerald Sun £2339
28 Aug 2021 Emerald Dawn £2339
19 Sep 2021 Emerald Luna £2339
29 Sep 2021 Emerald Sky £2439
23 Oct 2021 Emerald Dawn £2149
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