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2018 Itinerary

13 Day Itinerary (Berlin > Zurich)

  • Tour Code

    EBZL

  • Departure City

    Berlin

  • Duration

    13 Day

  • Return City

    Zurich

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 Berlin
  • Visit to the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
  • Orientation Walk 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

you’re invited

  • Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

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  • Hiking to Baden Baden Castle
  • Guided Bike Tour in Colmar

dining highlights

  • 25 superb meals including 12 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
  • Day 1 Arrival Berlin

    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). Passengers on this tour will not be able to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for both tours happen at the same time.

    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. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Strasbourg.
    You’re Invited: 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 – 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. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink. Included is a two night stay in Lucerne.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 11 Lucerne

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 12 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 sights of Zurich. Included is a one night stay in Zurich.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Zurich – Farewell

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person