The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne - Zurich

11 Days
Frankfurt to Zurich
From (GBP)
£ 3,245
£ 2,445
Dates & Pricing

2019 Frankfurt > Zurich

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWZH
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Frankfurt
Return City:
Zurich

Selected Itinerary

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK – Frankfurt – Mainz

    Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport.

    Welcome to Frankfurt, you will be met and transferred to the ship in Mainz on the Rhine River. A warm welcome awaits from your captain and crew as your board your luxury Emerald Waterways 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: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - Koblenz

    Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. You will have a tour of Koblenz and the chance to 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.

    DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochem Castle Visit (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Mannheim – Heidelberg

    Continue sailing to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. There you will have a chance to either visit the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town or take part on an active hike to Heidelberg Hill.  
    EmeraldACTIVE: Active Hike to Heidelberg Hill
    EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting on board

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Rastatt – Baden-Baden

    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
    EmeraldPLUS: Entrance to Baden-Baden Casino

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Basel Disembarkation – Lucerne

    Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine–side town of Basel, the centre for Switzerland's pharmaceutical industry. After, your breakfast you will disembark your ship and transfer by coach to the lovely city of Lucerne. Included is a two-night stay in Lucerne. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Lucerne

    This morning start with a guided tour where you will see the world-famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge with the octagonal Water Tower, the Jesuit Church and the KKL Luzern (Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne). On the tour you will learn important and humorous facts about the history of Lucerne and the everyday life of its residents.

    DiscoverMORE: Train & Cable Car to Rigi – Weggis (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lucerne - Zurich

    This morning transfer by coach from Lucerne to the cosmopolitan city of Zurich. The city is often called by the local’s as “Downtown Switzerland”, for its internationally renowned financial importance as a centre for banking. You have the day free to enjoy the delightful lakeside setting or stroll on the Bahnhofstrasse, and other main sights of Zurich. Included is a one-night stay in Zurich.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Zurich – Farewell

    After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and transfer to the airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Visit to the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
  • Tour of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Guided Tour of Heidelberg
  • Guided walking tour of Baden-Baden
  • Guided Tour of Colmar
  • Guided Tour of Lucerne

EmeraldPLUS
  • Wine Tasting in Heidelberg
  • Entrance to Baden-Baden Casino
  • Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Active Hike to Heidelberg Hill
  • Hiking to Baden Baden Castle
  • Guided Bike Tour in Colmar

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 23 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

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