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2018 Itinerary

8 Day Itinerary (Frankfurt > Basel)

  • Tour Code

    EWFZ

  • Departure City

    Frankfurt

  • Duration

    8 Day

  • Return City

    Basel

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
  • Orientation Walk of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Guided Tour of Heidelberg
  • Guided walking tour of Baden Baden
  • Guided Tour of Colmar

you’re invited

  • Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

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  • Hiking to Altes Schloss in Baden Baden
  • Guided Bike Tour in Colmar
  • Day 1 Arrival Frankfurt - Mainz

    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. If flying into Frankfurt, please book your flights to arrive between 10am and 2pm.

    Meals included: Dinner

  • 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

  • Day 3 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 4 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 5 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 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. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Strasbourg.
    You’re Invited: Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 Basel Disembarkation – Zurich

    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 to the airport in Zurich for your homebound flight. Please schedule flights to depart after 11.30am in Zurich.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person