Jewels of the Rhine on Emerald Dawn 2020

Jewels of the Rhine on Emerald Dawn 2020

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: Emerald Dawn
Starts: Zurich, Switzerland on Sat, May 02, 2020
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sat, May 09, 2020

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For new bookings made between January 1 and March 31, 2020 on 2020 European, Southeast Asia (Mekong), Egypt/Nile river cruises and tours, or Dalmatian coast yacht cruises. Air offers are only applicable to bookings made 61 or more days before departure, otherwise an air credit will apply. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due 6 months prior to departure for economy flights; $800 for premium economy. Maximum value of air ticket is $1000 per person ($1200 on Asia cruises) inclusive of all taxes & fees. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways' choice of airlines and routes. Travelers who purchase their own air receive the following: on European river cruises, $1000 off per person in categories C and above or $700 off per person in categories D, E, F, ES; on Mekong cruises and tours: $1000 per person off 13+ night itineraries; on Egypt/Nile cruises and tours: $600 per person off 10-day itineraries, $1200 per person off 15+ day itineraries; on Dalmatian Coast yacht cruises: $500 per person off 8-13 day itineraries, $700 per person off 16+ day itineraries. Offers are based on cruise days and exclude land portions. Premium Drink Package includes the full bar menu with beer, wine and spirits available during bar operating hours. Minibar is not included. These offers are not combinable with any other offer except for Travel Show vouchers, agent training vouchers, EmeraldEXPLORER and referral vouchers. Not combinable with group discounts. Taxes and port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice.


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat, May 02, 2020): Arrival Zurich – Basel Embarkation

Welcome to Switzerland, today you will travel from Zurich airport to the Rhine–side town of Basel and board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Sun, May 03, 2020): Breisach

The Black Forest is a captivating region, known for its cuckoo clocks and the live oompah bands that grace sun-kissed gardens with their music during the summer months. Today, you will have the opportunity to visit a Black Forest village and learn how people in the region lived for centuries. If you are feeling more active, then you may instead choose to hike through the Black Forest, passing under an idyllic canopy of evergreens.
Later, enjoy one of the region’s most famous treats during a Black Forest gateau demonstration and tasting.
EmeraldPLUS: A Black Forest gateau demonstration and tasting
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike in the Black Forest
EmeraldEXCURSION: A visit to a Black Forest village


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Mon, May 04, 2020): Kehl - Strasbourg

This morning, your Star-Ship will be docking in Kehl and you will be transferred across the river to the medieval town of Strasbourg, the capital of France’s Alsace Region. Cobbled squares surrounded by half-timbered houses make Strasbourg appear as if it has been effortlessly suspended in time, and you will get the opportunity to explore the past during your included walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town. Witness the ornate beauty of many of Strasbourg’s highlights, including the Maison Kammerzell and the canal network that weaves through Petite France, before enjoying free time to explore at leisure.
EmeraldPLUS: A guided tour of Strasbourg


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Tue, May 05, 2020): Mannheim - Heidelberg

Relax on board this morning as you start your day with a peaceful cruise past Mannheim, following the meandering Rhine River and passing the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar. When you reach Heidelberg, you will have the opportunity to learn about how it became a UNESCO City of Literature, having inspired the likes of Mark Twain and William Turner with its historical setting.
Your guided tour of the town will allow you to find your own inspiration among its delightful landmarks, including Heidelberg Castle, one of the most impressive Renaissance ruins in Europe. Enjoy a wine tasting in Heidelberg and take to the cobbled lanes that weave through the old town.
Alternatively, hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg.
EmeraldACTIVE: A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Heidelberg with wine tasting


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Wed, May 06, 2020): Koblenz

Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz today to discover its fairytale-like surrounds, nestled on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Your local guide will take you on a tour through the town, touching on the twin-towered façade of the Church of Our Lady and the German Corner, where the two inspirational waterways meet. Journey by cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, offering exceptional views of the surrounding area from its hilltop position.
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided walking tour of Koblenz
DiscoverMORE: A Moselle & Cochem Castle visit (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Thu, May 07, 2020): Cologne

Effortlessly steeped in history and tales of the past, Cologne encapsulates a timeline that spans more than two millennia and is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Your included tour of Cologne will take you to the heart of its old town, where Roman mosaics and the Great St. Martin Church tell the stories of the people who first laid out plans for this mighty city. Your tour will conclude at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral.
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided walking tour of Cologne’s Old Town


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Fri, May 08, 2020): Amsterdam

This morning, you can choose to embark on a guided bike tour to Waterland, learning about how the water is reclaiming Holland as you pass through quintessential Dutch surrounds and witness traditional villages and windmills. Alternatively, take to Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal network during a glass top canal cruise, passing Roman patrician houses and ornate merchant houses that tell tales of the prosperous Dutch Golden Age.
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour to Waterland
EmeraldEXCURSION: A canal cruise


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Sat, May 09, 2020): Amsterdam

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the Black Forest region and Strasbourg’s charm with you.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Emerald Dawn


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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