Emerald Waterways – Tour Details 2018-11-19T20:11:42+00:00

The Majestic Rhine


Itinerary also travels in reverse.


Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

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.

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.

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. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host the Welcome Gala Dinner. EmeraldPLUS: Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

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’. EmeraldACTIVE: Hiking to Altes Schloss in Baden-Baden EmeraldPLUS: Entrance to Baden-Baden Casino

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. EmeraldACTIVE: Active Hike to Heidelberg Hill EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting in Heidelberg

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. DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochem Castle Visit (extra expense)

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.

Mainz Disembarkation - Frankfurt
Disembark in Mainz and transfer to Frankfurt for your onward or homebound flight.

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