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Cruise Europe’s waterways in style for less on-board Evergreen’s award-winning ‘Star Ship’. Cruise between Amsterdam and Zürich for 10 nights and discover 9 different cities, towns and villages. Highlights include a visit to a typical Black Forest village, a tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Enjoy guided tours of Lucerne and Heidelberg and a glass top canal boat tour in Amsterdam. “You’re Invited” to unique experiences including a Black Forest cake assembling demonstration, wine tasting in Heidelberg and a guided tour of Strasbourg. As part of the “EmeraldACTIVE” program, join a bike tour of Amsterdam or guided hikes in the Black Forest and to Heidelberg Hill. Relax in the onboard pool which transforms into a cinema of an evening, and enjoy the ever-changing scenery from the Sun Deck and Terrace of our award winning ‘Star-Ship’. 23 superb meals with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, and all tipping and gratuities are also included.
• 7 nights on board an award-winning Emerald Waterways ‘Star-Ship’
• Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Monopol
• Stay 1 night at the Crowne Plaza Zürich
• The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
• All tipping and gratuities, airport transfers, port taxes and charges
• Cruise the majestic Rhine Gorge including Lorelei Statue and 21 medieval castles
• Explore 9 different cities, towns & villages
• Guided tours of Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Cologne and more
• Visit to a typical Black Forest village
• Visit world-famous sights of Lucerne
• Tour of Koblenz and visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
• Glass top canal boat tour in Amsterdam
• Black Forest cake assembling demonstration
• Wine tasting in Heidelberg
• Guided hikes through Black Forest trails
• Guided bike tour around Amsterdam
• 23 superb meals including a Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Reception and Dinner
• Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
17 Apr 2019
Other departures available between April – Sep 2019, seasonal surcharges may apply.
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Amsterdam to Zürich
Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam (D)
Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world class museums, theatres and cafés. You will be met and transferred from the airport to the dock. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Emerald Waterways river cruise ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a cocktail reception followed by a welcome dinner. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.
Day 2: Amsterdam – Cruising (FB, L, HD)
This morning, take a glass top boat and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals. Alternatively, join EmeraldACTIVE for a guided bike tour. Enjoy time at leisure to enjoy the city, before lunch on board and your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. As tonight is your first night sailing, the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
Day 3: Cologne (FB, L, D)
Cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. Founded by the Romans, the city is one of Germany’s oldest and is famous for its magnificent World Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. After lunch on board, join your local guide for an included tour of the city, with its beautiful squares and historic monuments, followed by 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 chocolate museum.
DiscoverMORE: Cologne Football Stadium Tour.
Day 4: Koblenz (FB, L, D)
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, part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century, and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend.
DiscoverMORE: Moselle and Cochem Castle Tour Castle.
Day 5: Mannheim – Heidelberg (FB, L, D)
Continue upstream to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers. Take an excursion to the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town, or join EmeraldACTIVE on an active hike to Heidelberg Hill.
“You’re Invited”: Wine tasting in Heidelberg.
Day 6: Kehl – Strasbourg (FB, L, D)
Visit 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 sandstone buildings, canals and river locks. This afternoon is at leisure to explore the town or relax onboard. Return to your ship to join your captain for a farewell reception and dinner.
“You’re Invited”: enjoy a guided walking tour of Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region in north-eastern France and seat of the European Parliament.
Day 7: Breisach – Black Forest (FB, L, D)
The beautiful Black Forest region of Germany has long been a fairy-tale destination. Visit a typical Black Forest Village, featuring many of the famous black forest items, like Cuckoo clocks, amongst other things. Alternatively, join EmeraldACTIVE on a guided hike through some of the Black Forest trails. “You’re Invited”: Black Forest cake assembling presentation and tasting.
Day 8: Disembarkation Basel – Lucerne (FB)
Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine-side town of Basel, the centre for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer by coach to the lovely city of Lucerne.
Two Night Stay: Hotel Monopol, Lucerne.
Day 9: Lucerne (FB)
This morning, enjoy world-famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge with the octagonal Water Tower, the Jesuit Church and the KKL Luzerne (Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne). This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to explore the beautiful city.
DiscoverMORE: Train and Cable Car to Rigi-Weggis.
Day 10: Lucerne – Zürich (FB)
Board your coach and travel from Lucerne to the cosmopolitan city of Zürich. The city is often called by the local’s as “Downtown Switzerland”, for its internationally renowned financial importance as a centre for banking. Enjoy the day to explore the delightful lakeside setting or stroll the famous Bahnhofstrasse, Zürich’s exclusive shopping avenue.
One Night Stay: Crowne Plaza, Zürich.
Day 11: Depart Zürich (FB)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.
FB = Full Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
HD = Hosted Dinner
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 04 Jul 18 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. 11 Day Swiss Explorer & Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise (EWZL) price based on 17 Apr 2019 departure in a Category D Stateroom, full payment required 9 months in advance. $1,000 per person non-refundable deposit due within 48 hours of booking. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Evergreen Cruises and Tours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 04 Jul 18 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. 11 Day Swiss Explorer & Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise (EWZL) price based on 17 Apr 2019 departure in a Category D Stateroom, full payment required 9 months in advance. $1,000 per person non-refundable deposit due within 48 hours of booking. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Evergreen Cruises and Tours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.Read more