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2018 Itinerary

8 Day Itinerary (Basel > Amsterdam)

  • Tour Code

    EWAC

  • Departure City

    Basel

  • Duration

    8 Day

  • Return City

    Amsterdam

Departure and Return City

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 Vogtsbauernhof Museum
  • Guided Tour of Heidelberg
  • Orientation Walk of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Tour of Cologne’s Old Town
  • Glass Top Canal Boat Tour in Amsterdam

you’re invited

  • Black Forest Cake Assembling demonstration
  • Guided Tour of Strasbourg

emeraldactive

  • Hiking in the Black Forest
  • Guided Bike Tour in Amsterdam

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
  • Day 1 Arrival Basel

    Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine–side town of Basel, the centre of the country’s pharmaceutical industry. You will be met and transferred from Basel Airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board. This evening join your fellow travellers for dinner on board. If flying into Basel, please book your flights to arrive prior to 3pm.

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Breisach

    Today you have a choice to commence your magical morning with a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Museum, an open air exhibition of sixteenth century life, featuring a number of reconstructed Black Forest farms. Alternatively, take part in the Emerald Active hike.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Hike Through a Typical Black Forest Village (active fitness level recommended)
    You’re Invited: Black Forest Cake Assembling presentation and tasting

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 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. Your guided walking tour will include the Grande Ile, the historical city centre and UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its medieval black and white timber framed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstones buildings, canals and river locks. Your afternoon is free to continuing exploring Strasbourg.
    You’re Invited: Guided Tour of Strasbourg

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 Mannheim – Heidelberg

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

    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 Cologne

    Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany's oldest and is famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. Join your local guide for an included tour of the Old Town, with free time for exploring. Cologne is one of Germany's largest and most modern cities largely due to a rebuilding plan post WWII, and it has many different museums and galleries including a Roman artefact museum. This evening join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 Amsterdam

    This morning you can decide to either enjoy a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s canal or a guided bike tour.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 Amsterdam Disembarkation

    After, your breakfast you will disembark your ship and transfer to airport for your homebound flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person