The Majestic Rhine

8 Days
Basel to Frankfurt
From (GBP)
£ 2,445
£ 1,945
Dates & Pricing

2019 Basel > Frankfurt

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWFB
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Basel
Return City:
Frankfurt

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Basel

    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 - Breisach - Colmar

    Today you will have an included 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. Some of the main sights are the Unterlinden Museum, the Maison des Têtes, Minster of St. Marti and the little Venice quarter. Alternatively, join EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host the Welcome Gala Dinner.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - Rastatt – 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

  5. Day 5 - Mannheim – Heidelberg

    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 in Heidelberg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Koblenz

    Arrive in 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

  7. Day 7 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Mainz Disembarkation - Frankfurt

    Disembark in Mainz and transfer to Frankfurt for your onward or homebound flight.

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

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

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 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

Pricing & Availability