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Berlin & The Majestic Rhine

10 Day
Between Berlin and Basel
Rhine, Main, Moselle
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Enjoy an enriching two-night city break in Berlin, experiencing the diverse culture of the German capital, before taking the classic passage of the Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers across the breadth of Germany, dipping into the pretty Alsace region of France and the Swiss city of Basel. Our Cruise Experts have combined an awarding two-night city break with an enriching European river cruise to provide the ultimate cultural experience in central Europe, complemented by a handful of unique EmeraldACTIVE and EmeraldPLUS events that make your journey truly memorable.

Marvel at the iconic cityscape of Berlin during an enriching guided tour of the city, which sees you visit the Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, TV Tower and the imposing Berlin Wall. From here, you’ll fly to Frankfurt and onward to Mainz, where your river cruise begins. Take in the regional splendour of the Main river before sailing through the majestic Rhine Gorge, where a stop in Rudesheim brings you the chance to try the town’s signature coffee. Koblenz affords too much heritage to absorb in a single visit, but a visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is essential during your stop in the city. Join an EmeraldACTIVE hike to the Altes Schloss in Baden-Baden, where you’ll enjoy fine views of the Black Forest, before we visit the Alsace region of France and its beautiful capital, Strasbourg. Basel marks the end of your journey, and here you’ll enjoy one final on-board breakfast before your return flight home.

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* From price is for a 06 July 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Welcome to Berlin, Germany’s capital city has a lot to offer, from entertainment, to museums and architecture. This metropolis is a combination of modernity and history. Included is a two night stay in Berlin.

Day 2
Berlin

Your exciting morning starts with a guided tour of Berlin passing by the famous Alexanderplatz, to the Berlin Cathedral, the Television Tower, the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall. The afternoon is free to continuing enjoying Berlin’s iconic sights, its vast swathes of green, its sky bars and chic restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Berlin – Mainz Embarkation

Today you will fly from Berlin to Frankfurt, where you will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
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. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host the Welcome Gala Dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Koblenz

Cruise to the 2000 year old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. 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.

Discover More: Moselle & Cochem Visit (extra expense).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Mannheim – Heidelberg

Continue sailing to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. Visit the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town. Enjoy free time to explore Heidelberg before returning to the ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Rastatt – Baden Baden

This morning sail into the Rhine-side town of Rastatt and journey to the hidden jewel of 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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
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.
EmeraldPLUS: Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Breisach - Colmar

Begin your magical morning with a 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. Enjoy a guided city tour passing the Unterlinden Museum, the Maison des Têtes, Minster of St. Marti and the little Venice quarter. Alternatively, join EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Basel Disembarkation

Welcome to Basel, the centre for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to Basel airport for your onward or homebound flight. If flying out of Basel, please book flight to depart after 10am.

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

Meals included: Breakfast
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