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Jewels of the Rhine

See spectacular scenery, fairytale castles and ornate architecture as you journey along the picturesque River Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1395pp

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

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to £900pp! Subject to availability. Book by 24 Dec 2018

No single supplement! Applies to 29 Jun 2019 departure. Subject to availability

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. (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. In 2019, 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. In 2019, there is a wine tasting and also 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

In 2018, enjoy a visit to Vogtsbauernhof Museum which features a number of reconstructed Black Forest farms or perhaps join the hike through a typical Black Forest village. Alternatively, experience a typical Gasthof owned by a local family where you’ll enjoy a tasting of Black Forest gateau. Back on board, enjoy a spectacular Farewell Dinner. In 2019, 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.

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
  • Up to 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

  • 2019 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
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 13th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1695
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    • Apr 20th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1495
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    • Apr 27th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1995
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  • May
    • May 4th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2295
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    • May 11th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1895
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  • June
    • Jun 22nd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Jun 24th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Jun 28th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2095
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    • Jun 29th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1895
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  • July
    • Jul 5th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1695
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    • Jul 15th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1895
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  • August
    • Aug 17th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2095
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    • Aug 24th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1895
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  • September
    • Sep 21st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2695
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    • Sep 28th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2695
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  • October
    • Oct 5th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1795
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    • Oct 12th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1395
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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
Map for Jewels of the Rhine