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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Jewels of the Rhine

A fascinating 7-night cruise from Amsterdam along the river Rhine past beautiful scenery and fairytale castles to Basel, with return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1145pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • River Rhine
  • Traditional Dutch clogs
  • Cologne
  • The Black Forest, Germany
  • Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, Rhine Gorge

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Special guest Pasha Kovalev! Join ex Strictly Come Dancing Star Pasha Kovalev on 3 Apr departure. Includes a special private dance performance in Koblenz and a Q&A session.

Jewels of the Rhine Special Offer

Journey along Europe’s most picturesque waterway, the River Rhine, past historic castles, terraced vineyards and the famous Lorelei Rock on this superb holiday.

Explore Amsterdam with its quaint coffee shops, charming churches and intricate maze of canals, before heading to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest yet most modern cities.

Visit historic Koblenz situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, admire the famous Lorelei Rock and continue upstream to Mannheim, a pivotal place during WWII, from where you can visit Heidelberg’s impressive castle.

Explore beautiful Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in France then discover the stunning Black Forest region, famous for Black Forest gateau and cuckoo clocks, before this holiday comes to an end in Basel.

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Jewels of the Rhine Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Fly from a choice of UK regional airports to Amsterdam. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your deluxe river cruise ship. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board. (D) Please note: Return travel on the Eurostar is available. Please contact us for pricing.

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a fascinating city which is home to over 50 world-class museums including the Van Gogh Museum. After breakfast, explore the city with its many quaint coffee shops, charming churches and picturesque canals by canal cruise or join the guided bike tour of the city. Back on board, cruise through the Dutch countryside passing famous windmills. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

Today your ship cruises along the River Rhine to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest yet most modern cities. After lunch on board, join a local guide for a tour of the Old Town with its beautiful squares, characteristic wells and of course the World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral, Kolner Dom. On the 2020 reverse itinerary, there is an optional football stadium tour. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Koblenz

Arrive in the 2000-year old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and explore the impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. Later, the ship cruises the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the Lorelei Rock and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle. There is an optional visit to Cochem Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Mannheim

Your ship cruises upstream to the town of Mannheim, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. It has long been associated with inventions in industry including the world’s first compact diesel-powered car. From Mannheim, travel to Heidelberg by coach for a tour including a visit to the impressive castle. There is also a wine tasting and a guided hike to Heidelberg Hill. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Kehl

From Kehl transfer by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region overlooked by the majestic Gothic Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the medieval city centre. The afternoon is spent at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Breisach

Enjoy a visit to a traditional Black Forest village or join the guided hike along some beautiful Black Forest trails. There is also an EmeraldPlus activity; watch an assembling of Black Forest gateau and enjoy a tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Basel (Switzerland) – UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Alternatively, you can travel back on the Eurostar. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Rhine with Pasha Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Basel (Switzerland)

Fly from a choice of UK regional airports to Basel. On arrival, transfer to your ship. This evening, enjoy dinner on board. (D)

Day 2 - Breisach (Germany)

Enjoy a visit to a beautiful Black Forest village to see the traditional handicrafts. Alternatively, join a guided hike through the breathaking Black Forest. Later, there is a special EmeraldPLUS activity - a Black Forest gateau demonstration and tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Kehl - Strasbourg (France)

On arrival in Kehl, you will be transferred by coach to medieval Strasbourg where a local guide will tell you about the history during a city tour. Explore the UNESCO-listed old town including the Petite France district with its picturesque canal system. This afternoon, spend time at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Mannheim (Germany) - Heidelberg - Rudesheim

This morning, cruise past Mannheim en route to Heidelberg, the UNESCO City of Literature, with publishing houses and libraries at every corner. Enjoy a guided tour which includes a wine tasting and a visit to the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Alternatively, join the guided hike from Mount Konigstuhl to Heidelberg. Exclusive Event - join the ex Strictly Come Dancing Star, Pasha Kovalev and his dance partner for a special dance masterclass. They will teach you their favourite steps in this private and interactive session. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Koblenz

Exclusive Event - en route to Koblenz, ask Pasha and his dance partner questions about their careers, personal lives and Strictly Come Dancing during a Question and Answer session. On arrival in Koblenz, enjoy a guided walking tour with a local guide which takes in the German Corner and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. There is an optional visit available to Cochem Castle. Exclusive Event - attend a private event at Koblenz' stunning Electoral Palace. Pasha and his dance partner will join you for a drinks reception and photo opportunity, before a special dance performance. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cologne

A guided tour of Cologne will outline how the air raids of WWII resulted in the loss of many monuments and treasures. Many buildings were able to be restored but they now sit alongside modern architecture. The tour will come to an end at the UNESCO-listed Cologne Cathedral. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Enjoy a visit to the colourful Keukenhof Gardens, with more than 800 varieties of tulips and regular flower shows. Learn about the different planting techniques and the work behind the scenes. You will also have the opportunity to see statues that have been commissioned by artists from around the world. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways deluxe ship
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports. A Eurostar option is available - please contact us for pricing
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guide
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available at all times and complimentary bottled water in your cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Highlight Dinners including a Welcome Dinner
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Return travel on the Eurostar is available from an additional £49pp. The outward journey is via Brussels and the return journey is via Paris. Please contact us for more details

Cruise Extensions

  • Lucerne and Zurich Extension Enjoy a 2-night stay at the Hotel Monopol or similar, Lucerne, and 1-night stay at the Crowne Plaza or similar, Zurich. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • EmeraldPLUS activities:
  • Wine tasting in Heidelberg
  • Guided tour of Strasbourg
  • Black Forest Gateau presentation and tasting
  • EmeraldActive excursions:
  • Guided bike tour to Waterland, Amsterdam
  • Hike from Mount Konigstuhl to Heidelberg
  • Guided hike through the Black Forest
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1845
      Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2345 Brochure Price from: £3095 Brochure Price from: £3195 Brochure Price from: £3745 Brochure Price from: £4395
      Blue Water Price from: £1845 Blue Water Price from: £2595 Blue Water Price from: £2695 Blue Water Price from: £3245 Blue Water Price from: £3895
  • May
    • May 2nd - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2145
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £2795 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4195 Brochure Price from: £4845
      Blue Water Price from: £2145 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2795 Blue Water Price from: £3045 Blue Water Price from: £3145 Blue Water Price from: £3695 Blue Water Price from: £4345
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2145
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £2795 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4195 Brochure Price from: £4845
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    • Jul 13th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2645
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2645 Blue Water Price from: £2795 Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £3545 Blue Water Price from: £3645 Blue Water Price from: £4195 Blue Water Price from: £4845
    • Jul 20th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1995
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £2795 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4195 Brochure Price from: £4845
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    • Jul 25th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1445
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £2795 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4195 Brochure Price from: £4845
      Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1595 Blue Water Price from: £2095 Blue Water Price from: £2345 Blue Water Price from: £2445 Blue Water Price from: £2995 Blue Water Price from: £3645
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2145
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £2795 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4195 Brochure Price from: £4845
      Blue Water Price from: £2145 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2795 Blue Water Price from: £3045 Blue Water Price from: £3145 Blue Water Price from: £3695 Blue Water Price from: £4345
    • Aug 8th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1995
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £2795 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4195 Brochure Price from: £4845
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    • Aug 8th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2145
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £2795 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4195 Brochure Price from: £4845
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  • October
    • Oct 13th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1845
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2345 Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2995 Brochure Price from: £3245 Brochure Price from: £3345 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4545
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    • Oct 18th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1845
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2345 Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2995 Brochure Price from: £3245 Brochure Price from: £3345 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4545
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    • Oct 20th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1145
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2345 Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2995 Brochure Price from: £3245 Brochure Price from: £3345 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4545
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    • Oct 27th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1145
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2345 Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2995 Brochure Price from: £3245 Brochure Price from: £3345 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4545
      Blue Water Price from: £1145 Blue Water Price from: £1295 Blue Water Price from: £1795 Blue Water Price from: £2045 Blue Water Price from: £2145 Blue Water Price from: £2695 Blue Water Price from: £3345

Price Information

  • Single supplements are available - please contact us
  • Please note: Return travel on the Eurostar is available from an additional £49pp. The outward journey is via Brussels and the return journey is via Paris. Please contact us for more details
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