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Rhine River Cruise

10+

Guest limits

8 / 7

Days / Nights

 20

MEALS

Join us on a classic journey to discover the storybook villages and world-class cities along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. From the unique vantage of our river ship, we’ll meander past traditional windmills, romantic castles, and terraced vineyards as we explore the beautiful landscapes and rich culture of this historic region.

Explore

the cobbled squares and narrow winding streets of historic Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, and Strasbourg

 

Taste

authentic regional delicacies and experience the food and wine culture in artisan shops, local markets, and cozy cafes

 

Discover

a variety of UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites including the Amsterdam Canal system and Rhine Gorge

Day 1

ARRIVE AMSTERDAM

Welcome to the vibrant city of Amsterdam, where you will be met at the airport and transported to your contemporary river ship. This evening, we’ll enjoy our first dinner on board and toast the beginning of our journey.

Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Star-Ship Dawn or similar

Day 2

AMSTERDAM

Today enjoy a glass-top canal boat tour through Amsterdam's elaborate UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal system. Glide through the city's medieval center and past quaint bridges and elegant 17th-century houses. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing charming villages, traditional windmills, and flower fields.
Enjoy sailing through the countryside and towards the Rhine River this afternoon, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and watching the passing scenery before joining your captain for a gala dinner.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Star-Ship Dawn or similar

Day 3

COLOGNE

Spanning the Rhine River, Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany, effortlessly steeped in history and tales of the past. Today’s activities include a guided city tour that takes you to the heart of its Old Town, dominated by the UNESCO-listed Cologne Cathedral. You’ll have the chance to delve deeper into the rich culture of Cologne, uncovering local delicacies and cultural gems as you stroll at your own pace along quaint historic streets.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Star-Ship Dawn or similar

Day 4

KOBLENZ

Immerse yourself in fairytale-like surroundings today as we cruise to Koblenz, a town set against a spectacular backdrop of vineyards and mountain ranges. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, the historic city is known for its well-preserved architecture, including the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which overlooks the rivers from a commanding hilltop.
Enjoy sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge this afternoon where romantic castles are perched above tree-covered canyons and half-timbered medieval villages appear suspended in time.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Star-Ship Dawn or similar

Day 5

LUDWIGSHAFEN - HEIDELBURG

Arrive in Heidelberg this morning, famously known as the home to Germany’s oldest university. A guided tour of the town will unveil its baroque architecture and rich history, starting at the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, which offers stunning views of the Old Town. In addition to its other distinctions, Heidelberg was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2014, celebrating its deep literary traditions. This evening, enjoy a classical concert at the majestic Bruchsal Palace.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Star-Ship Dawn or similar

Day 6

KEHL - STRASBOURG

This morning, we'll dock in Kehl to be transferred by coach across the border to the picturesque town of Strasbourg, France where we’ll discover a medieval past among the cobbled squares and half-timbered houses. Join a guide for a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, which will touch on many of Strasbourg’s highlights. Hear about the fascinating history of this city that has gone back and forth between the French and Germans. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Strasbourg at your own pace.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Star-Ship Dawn or similar

Day 7

BREISACH - FREIBURG

Visit the city of Freiburg today, nestled at the edge of the Black Forest. Enjoy a walking tour filled with historic architecture and have the opportunity to sample authentic Black Forest regional specialties. If you're feeling energetic, embark on a guided bike tour of Breisach, situated on the Rhine and known for its impressive hilltop cathedral as well as its wine culture. Tonight we’ll toast our journey during a festive farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Star-Ship Dawn or similar

Day 8

BASEL - ZURICH

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the Zurich airport for your return flight. Not ready to go home? Join us for a deeper dive into France’s Alsace region.

Breakfast

Extend your trip

+ 4 days in Alsace

Day 8

ROUFFACH

After disembarkation, we’ll head northwest by private transfer, entering the picturesque Alsace region and stopping in the historical center of Mulhouse, France for a walking tour and free time for lunch. Continue a bit further north to our accommodations perched above the historic town of Rouffach. The surrounding vineyards are renowned for producing the Vorbourg Grand Cru, one of Alsace’s finest wines. Have time to relax and explore the surroundings before sitting down to a delicious wine-paired dinner in the Château’s restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Château d’Isenbourg & Spa

Day 9

HAUT KOENIGSBOURG & RIQUEWIHR

This morning, we’ll venture north to Haut Koenigsbourg Castle, a medieval architectural gem built in the 12th century high above the Alsace plain. Explore the castle, taking in the living quarters, drawbridges, collection of medieval weapons, and expansive views over the surrounding area. Continue to the charming village of Riquewihr, surrounded by vineyards, where we’ll enjoy a traditional lunch and tasting of Alsatian wines. Return to our accommodations in the afternoon and enjoy an open evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Château d’Isenbourg & Spa

Day 10

COLMAR

Today we’ll head just south of Colmar to a family-owned estate that has been producing wine in Alsace for generations. During a guided tour of the winery, learn about their unique terroir and sustainable farming practices, and taste the wines and Crémants d’Alsace for which they are known. Enjoy lunch at the winery before returning to the property for some time to relax. Later this afternoon, visit the fairytale town of Colmar, which has passed back and forth between France and Germany through the centuries. You’ll have free time to in town to explore, shop, and find a place for dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Château d’Isenbourg & Spa

Day 11

Depart Zurich

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Zurich Airport for your return flight home. Au revoir!

Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

Emerald-Dawn

Details

DATES

Program: TBD
Extension: TBD

INCLUSIONS 

  • Seven nights / eight days accommodations aboard river ship, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, and ship staff
  • Private airport transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Access to all ship amenities
  • Personalized service onboard from ship staff
  • Access to bicycles for independent exploration on certain days
  • All activities as listed in the itinerary
  • Upgraded drinks package
  • Port fees

CATEGORIES & RATES*

Horizon Deck:

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (A): $TBD
Grand Balcony Suite (S): $TBD
Owner’s One-bedroom Suite (SA): $TBD

Vista Deck:

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (C): $TBD
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (B): $TBD

Riviera Deck:

Emerald Stateroom (D): $TBD
Emerald Stateroom (E): $TBD
Emerald Single Stateroom (ES): $TBD

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.

*Room category subject to availability.

Single Occupancy

Designated Single cabins are available; please contact us for availability.

EXTENSION RATES*

Classic: $TBD
Single Occupancy: $TBD

Notes: Price includes everything listed as included.

Reservation process

DEPOSITS

A $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure.

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