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Tulips & the Rhine on Emerald Sun 2021

Tulips & the Rhine on Emerald Sun 2021

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: Emerald Sun
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Thu, Apr 22, 2021
Ends: Basel, Switzerland on Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Overview

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For new bookings 2021 European river 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 $250 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 $1200 per person inclusive of all taxes & fees. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways’ choice of airlines and routes. Travelers who purchase their own air receive $1000 savings on 8+ day itineraries. For 5-day itineraries, fly to Europe for $695, or save and $500 per person. Extended drink package: Splendours of Europe itineraries also receive a complimentary extended drink package including all house wines, beer and soft drinks daily, a maximum value of $225 per person. Drink packages are available until 11:00 p.m. daily or as dictated by the operating hours of the lounge/onboard facilities. Minibar is not included. Value of Deposit Protection Plan is $125/pp and is applicable if guest needs to cancel or change a cruise for whatever reason the plan allows them to reallocate their non-refundable deposit for use towards an alternative future sailing. Deposit Protection is non-refundable and non-transferable, and only covers the cruise. Air deposits are not included in the plan, and any third-party supplier fees such as hotels will be subtracted from your deposit amount. Early payment offer: Additional savings for new bookings only applies to 2021 Emerald Waterways bookings when paid in full within 14 days of booking or by August 31, 2020 only. Full payment must be made by the specified dates to obtain the corresponding savings. Not combinable with future travel credits or other full payment offers.

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, cancelled 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 (Thu, Apr 22, 2021): Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam. You will be met at the airport and transferred by your friendly Emerald Waterways representative to your contemporary Star-Ship, where a quintessentially Dutch adventure awaits.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Fri, Apr 23, 2021): Amsterdam

This morning, you’ll visit the iconic Keukenhof Gardens. Boasting 32 hectares of millions of spring-flowering bulbs, this scenic area is infused with delightful aromas and a swathe of ethereal colours. Soak in sights of tulips, hyacinths and orchids of every colour, creating a swathe of natural beauty as they have been expertly arranged. You will also have the opportunity to see statues that have been commissioned by artists from around the world, each honing in on the annual theme.

Included Excursion
A visit to Keukenhof Gardens


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Sat, Apr 24, 2021): Cologne

Once the ancient Roman settlement of Colonia, Cologne is bursting with ancient architecture. Your included walking tour of the city will touch on the historical charm of its old town, and you will have the opportunity to traverse rustic alleyways, visit iconic monuments and see how archaeologists have uncovered a Jewish quarter that can be dated back to the 13th century. 
Your insightful tour will conclude at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral, a Gothic building whose twin spires dominate the skyline. The original medieval plans for the building were partly found in the attic, and partly found on the stall of a bookseller in France centuries later, meaning that, while construction of the cathedral started back in 1248, it wasn’t finished until 1880.

Included Excursion
A guided tour of Cologne

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Visit to Eau de Cologne museum (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Sun, Apr 25, 2021): Koblenz

Once a Roman stronghold desired for its strategic value, Koblenz is now a city with a unique blend of historic and contemporary architecture. Today, join your local guide for an insightful walking tour of Koblenz, passing examples of architecture that survived the war years, including the Church of Our Lady.
Admire the natural splendour of your surroundings as you ride on the Koblenz Cable Car, embarking on an aerial journey to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. 
Later, a sailing journey through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge will highlight the extraordinary beauty of an area that left the philosophers and artists of the German Romanticism movement entranced.

Included Excursion
A Tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

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Moselle & Cochem Castle visit (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Mon, Apr 26, 2021): Mannheim – Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a fascinating place, famously described by revered author Mark Twain as “a fallen Milky Way”. Join a guided tour of the old town to discover an “intricate cobweb of streets”, and pass many of Heidelberg’s highlights, including the oldest university in Germany.
Alternatively, embark on an active hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg. 

EmeraldACTIVE
A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

Included Excursion
A guided tour of Heidelberg with wine tasting


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Tue, Apr 27, 2021): Kehl – Strasbourg

Dock in Kehl and be transferred to Strasbourg, a city that promises much in the way of beautiful architecture. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Neustadt district is particularly iconic, perfectly encapsulating the Rhineland.
The Neustadt district is yours to discover today during your included tour, as is the Maison Kammerzell, a prime example of German Renaissance architecture. Paying homage to the region’s artistic past, Petite France is an exceptional historic quarter that looks as though it has been pulled directly from an artist’s easel.

Included Excursion
A guided tour of Strasbourg

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Tour of Riquewihr (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Wed, Apr 28, 2021): Breisach

A world of ornate cuckoo clocks awaits, as you set off in search of the fairytales of the Black Forest. Your included excursion will be a visit to a Black Forest destination. Alternatively, follow forest trails that twist underneath the lush canopy of evergreens in the Black Forest region, passing beautiful scenery. Mark Twain famously wrote, “Here you can lose track of time in ten minutes and the world in twenty” about his time in the Black Forest.

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A Black Forest gateau demonstration and tasting

EmeraldACTIVE
A guided hike through the Black Forest region

Included Excursion
A visit to a Black Forest destination


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Thu, Apr 29, 2021): Basel

Welcome to Switzerland. Basel graces the banks of the Rhine River and is known for its high concentration of museums, showcasing everything from contemporary art to scientific achievements.
After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests as you transfer to the airport, taking memories infused with vibrant tulip gardens with you.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Emerald Sun


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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
4.3

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Ratings based off 6 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Great river cruise, the operator Emerald Waterways did not disappoint. On board service was exceptional and the tours were very good. Only thought would be that having a little more free time during site visits would have made the excursions good to great.


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