Join Emerald Waterways (www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk) next spring and save up to £1,000 per couple when you book before 31 July 2019. Visit the famed Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam as part of the brand-new, exclusive springtime river cruise, eight-day Tulips & the Rhine starting from £1,695 per person (based on 3 April 2020 departure, in a Category E Emerald Stateroom) or upgrade to a balcony suite and enjoy unlimited free drinks whilst on board.
Set sail from Basel along the Rhine and enjoy the fairy-tale landscapes of Western Germany en-route to Amsterdam. Follow forest trails underneath a lush canopy of evergreens in the Black Forest before continuing on to Strasbourg. Be mesmerised by the old town of Heidelberg and discover an intricate cobweb of streets before cruising to Koblenz through the Rhine Gorge – a stretch of striking cliff faces dotted with wine-producing vineyards and charming castles. Finally, explore the historical charm of Cologne before the cruise comes to an end in Amsterdam.
Highlights of the Tulips & the Rhine itinerary include a visit to a Black Forest Village where you can embark on a guided hike or take part in a Black Forest Gateau tasting, guided tours of Strasbourg, Cologne and Heidelberg with wine tasting, and a tour of Koblenz including a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, all included as part of the EmeraldPLUS, EmeraldACTIVE and EmeraldEXCURSION experiences.
The eight-day cruise departs from Basel (Switzerland) and calls at Breisach and Kehl (Germany), Strasbourg (France), Mannheim, Heidelberg, Koblenz and Cologne (all Germany), before arriving in Amsterdam (Netherlands) where guests disembark for the flight home.
The price includes return flights from up to 15 UK airports or choose the No Fly Option and travel via Eurostar and rail, transfers, eight nights on board, all tipping and gratuities, food and selected *drinks on board, shore excursions and exclusive events and experiences.
For more information and to book please visit www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk or call 0808 301 3352.
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*Drinks on-board – two complimentary drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks) are included with lunch and dinner. Complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the sailing
About Emerald Waterways: Emerald Waterways offers a diverse range of river and ocean cruises. A multi-award-winning tour operator, Emerald Waterways operates seven Star-Ships in Europe, two yachts based in the Adriatic Sea and specially chartered river ships in Russia and Egypt. The new Star-Ship (Emerald Harmony) will join the fleet and sail on the Mekong River from summer 2019.