At Emerald Waterways, we’re always thinking of new ways to help you discover more during your river cruise through Europe. That’s why we introduced a collection of extend your stay itineraries, which give you the option to enjoy a wonderful city stay before or after your cruise.
One of the destinations featured in our extend your stay itineraries is Zurich, which you can visit before or after a Rhine river cruise, depending on your preference. Perfect for those who like to explore independently, you’ll be given a whole day free to take in the highlights of the city, before enjoying a luxury hotel stay right in the heart of the action.
With a full day to spend how you wish in Zurich, the hardest part is knowing where to start. Begin by tracking down a traditional bakery to get your day off to an authentic Swiss start with some zopf bread. Then, make for the Kunsthaus, and spend an hour or two marvelling at the museum’s collection of Old Masters. From here, lunch beckons, so find a cosy eatery beside the lake and enjoy a classic cheese fondue.
In the afternoon, take a walk down the impressive Bahnhofstrasse and indulge in a little retail therapy in any number of designer flagships. Then, head west across the river to take in Zurich’s local neighbourhoods, where you’ll find plenty of welcoming cafés for well-earned coffee and cake.
Our extend your stay itineraries in Zurich include a luxury hotel stay (bed and breakfast) and onward transfers to the airport or your Emerald Star-Ship – so you can enjoy the highlights of this wonderful city in total comfort and peace of mind.