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Majestic Rhine

Cruise along the stunning River Rhine past picturesque riverside towns and the scenic Black Forest, home to breathtaking Alpine scenery. Includes shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

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7 nights from £1787pp

River Cruise Holiday
Lorelei Rock, River Rhine
Heidelberg
Black Forest
Strasbourg
Colmar
Rudesheim

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Journey along the picturesque River Rhine, past historic castles, terraced vineyards and the famous Lorelei Rock on this superb cruise.

Explore the local culture as you tour the wine village of Rüdesheim and visit the famous Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Discover historic Koblenz situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers then sail through the breathtaking Rhine Gorge, past the famous Lorelei Rock to Mannheim, a pivotal place during WWII, from where there is an excursion to Heidelberg’s impressive castle.

Travel to the beautiful spa town of Baden-Baden in the Black Forest where you can join a guided hike up to the castle for superb views. Explore beautiful Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in France, before visiting the medieval town of Colmar.

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The Majestic Rhine Itinerary

Day 1 - Frankfurt – Mainz

Welcome to Frankfurt, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Mainz. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board. Please book your flight to arrive into Frankfurt prior to 02:00 PM.

Day 2 - Rüdesheim

Rüdesheim is a charming town that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of Germany; where stalls adorned with cuckoo clocks captivate and live oompah bands playing in beer gardens during the summer months entertain.Today, ride the Winzerexpress to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum. Located in a 15th century knight’s tower, the vaulted ceilings and painted frescoes are home to exhibits of rare music boxes.Included ExcursionA visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum 

Day 3 - Koblenz

The ancient city of Koblenz is the gateway to the Rhine Gorge. Once a Roman stronghold, the area is now full of postcard-worthy parks and flowers. These are yours to discover today during a guided tour of the city, including the German Corner, where the Moselle meets the Rhine. This confluence is best viewed during a cable car ride across the water to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Valley.Later, sail through the Rhine Gorge and soak in the breathtaking vistas along the way.Included ExcursionWalking tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein FortressEmeraldACTIVEBike tour in KoblenzDiscoverMOREMoselle Valley & Cochem Castle visit (extra expense)

Day 4 - Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg

German Romanticism often depicts idealistic cityscapes and fairytale-like scenes, full of Baroque buildings and charming narrow streets. It’s easy to see why so many of the most notable poets and composers of the era lost themselves to the beauty of Heidelberg. Your guided tour of the historic university town will start in the grounds of Heidelberg Castle, once a royal residence. Visit some of the town’s main highlights or, alternatively, hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg for awe-inspiring panoramas.EmeraldACTIVEHike from Mount Königstuhl to HeidelbergIncluded ExcursionGuided tour of Heidelberg

Day 5 - Rastatt – Baden-Baden

This morning, a coach will take you from where the ship is docked in Rastatt to whimsical Baden-Baden, a spa town that has been frequented by celebrities and royalty for centuries. If you’re feeling active, you can embark on a guided hike to Altes Schloss, a fascinating castle ruin full of hidden dungeons and winding staircases. Enjoy panoramic views of the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley as you trace the footsteps of former residents. Alternatively, enjoy a guided walking tour of Baden-Baden, soaking in the nostalgic elegant boutiques and timeless gardens before entering The Baden-Baden Casino, a favourite of silent film star Marlene Dietrich.EmeraldPLUSEntrance to The Baden-Baden CasinoEmeraldACTIVEGuided hike to Altes SchlossIncluded ExcursionGuided walking tour of Baden-Baden

Day 6 - Kehl – Strasbourg

This morning, we’ll dock in Kehl and take a coach transfer to the medieval capital of France’s Alsace Region, Strasbourg. The best way to discover Strasbourg’s charm is via its quaint waterways, so today we’ll embark on an EmeraldPLUS traditional canal boat tour. Relax as you pass through petite France, full of storybook canals, half-timbered houses and narrow lanes. Witness the covered bridges and the Vauban Dam before reaching the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Neustadt imperial quarter, a place where many of Strasbourg’s administrative buildings are based. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore at leisure.EmeraldPLUSCanal boat tour in StrasbourgDiscoverMOREAlsace wine route with vineyard hike and tasting (extra expense)

Day 7 - Breisach – Colmar

Commence your magical morning with a tour to Colmar. As you walk down the cobblestone lanes, it’s easy to imagine the characters from the Grimm’s Fairy Tales here, where half-timbered façades are adorned with window boxes full of colourful blooms. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour from Breisach to Colmar.EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour to ColmarIncluded ExcursionGuided tour of ColmarDiscoverMOREGuided tour of Freiburg with market tasting (extra expense)

Day 8 - Basel

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the picturesque Rhine Gorge with you.This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.Please book your flight to depart out of Basel after 10:00 AM.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways deluxe ship
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guide
  • 2 EmeraldPLUS activities
  • 4 EmeraldACTIVE 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

Special Features

  • EmeraldPLUS activities:
  • Entrance to the Baden-Baden Casino
  • Canal boat tour in Strasbourg
  • EmeraldACTIVE excursions:
  • Hike from Mount Konigstuhl to Heidelberg
  • Hike to Altes Schloss in Baden-Baden
  • Guided bike tour to Colmar
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 23rd - Basel to Mainz - Sailing on: Emerald Sun From: £2121
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    • Jun 30th - Mainz to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Sun From: £1972
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  • July
    • Jul 7th - Basel to Mainz - Sailing on: Emerald Sun From: £1907
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    • Jul 14th - Mainz to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Sun From: £1787
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2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 15th - Basel to Mainz - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2471
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    • Apr 22nd - Mainz to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2471
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    • Apr 29th - Basel to Mainz - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2471
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  • May
    • May 6th - Mainz to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2386
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  • August
    • Aug 31st - Basel to Mainz - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2386
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      Brochure Price from: £2745 Brochure Price from: £2975 Brochure Price from: £3670 Brochure Price from: £3780 Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4485 Brochure Price from: £5255
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  • September
    • Sep 7th - Mainz to Basel - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2386
      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: £2745 Brochure Price from: £2975 Brochure Price from: £3670 Brochure Price from: £3780 Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4485 Brochure Price from: £5255
      Blue Water Price from: £2386 Blue Water Price from: £2581 Blue Water Price from: £3172 Blue Water Price from: £3266 Blue Water Price from: £3359 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4519

Price Information

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