Rhine Spa, Arts & Culture Cruise & Lucerne - Zurich

11 Days
Frankfurt to Zurich
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$ 6,405
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2022 Frankfurt > Zurich

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11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Frankfurt – Mainz

    Welcome to Frankfurt, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your luxurious Emerald Crusies Star-Ship in Mainz. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Rüdesheim

    Today you will be amused by a fascinating visit to one of Rhine's region spectacular Eberbach Abbey. The monastery offers you the opportunity to experience such a journey with all your senses. From the simple beauty of the monumental Romanesque monastery church to the fruity taste and aroma-rich bouquet of a noble Riesling wine in the historical "Cabinetkeller". later today, you will be taken onto a spectacular journey to see Rüdesheim and the Rhine valley from above.

    Included Excursion

    Visit Eberbach Abbey with wine tasting & Bird's Eye View of Rüdesheim

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Koblenz

    The ancient city of Koblenz is the gateway to the Rhine Gorge. Once a Roman stronghold, the area is now full of postcard-worthy parks and flowers. These are yours to discover today during a guided tour of the city, including the German Corner, where the Moselle meets the Rhine. Your walking tour will end right in front of Forum Confluentes, a modern architectural and cultural center In the heart of Koblenz, which Is conveniently positioned right in front of inter-city shopping center.

    Later, sail through the Rhine Gorge and soak in breath-taking vistas along the way. This fascinating area has a storyline that has crossed the centuries, moving from people fighting and leaving ruins behind to the Romantics of the 19th century immortalising its beauty.

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Koblenz and shopping near Forum Confluentes


    Bike tour in Koblenz

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Mannheim – Heidelberg

    German Romanticism often depicts idealistic cityscapes and fairytale-like scenes, full of Baroque buildings and charming narrow streets. It’s easy to see why so many of the most notable poets and composers of the era lost their imaginations to the beauty of Heidelberg.

    Your guided tour of the historic university town will take you to many of the town’s main highlights, including a visit to the library of the oldest university in Germany. Alternatively, hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg for awe-inspiring panoramas.

    Included Excursion

    Heidelberg Romantic Philospher's walk & University library visit


    A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Rastatt – Baden-Baden

    This morning, a coach will take you from where the ship is docked in Rastatt to whimsical Baden-Baden, a spa town that has been frequented by celebrities and royalty for centuries. Indulge on a relaxing spa experience, before visiting the Baden-Baden Casino, a favourite of silent film star Marlene Dietrich.

    If you are feeling active, then you may choose to embark on a guided hike to Altes Schloss, the Old Castle, a fascinating ruin full of hidden dungeons and winding staircases. Enjoy panoramic views of the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley as you trace the footsteps of former residents.

    Included Excursion

    Spa day In Baden Baden


    Entrance to The Baden-Baden Casino


    A guided hike to Altes Schloss

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Kehl – Strasbourg

    This morning, dock in Kehl and be transferred by coach to the medieval capital of France’s Alsace Region, Strasbourg.

    One of the best ways to discover Strasbourg’s charm is from its quaint waterways, which is why you will also have the chance to embark on an EmeraldPLUS activity and see Strasbourg on a traditional canal tour. Later on, discover the city of Strasbourg through your camera lens. Join a local photographer to this city walk for the unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and to take stunning pictures of it at the same time. Witness the Covered Bridges and the Vauban Dam before reaching the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Neustadt imperial quarter, a place where many of Strasbourg’s administrative buildings are based. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore at leisure.

    Included Excursion

    Photography Tour of Strasbourg 


    A canal boat tour in Strasbourg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Breisach – Colmar

    Commence your magical morning with a culinary tour of Colmar. As you walk down the cobblestone lanes, it’s easy to imagine the characters from the Grimm’s Fairy Tales here, where half-timbered façades are adorned with window boxes full of colourful blooms. Enjoy not only the sights, but also the wonderful tastes this Alsatian quaint town has to offer. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour from Breisach to Colmar. This afternoon roll up your sleeves and enjoy a flammkuchen workshop where you get to learn how to prepare one of the most typical dished from the region.

    Included Excursion

    A culinary tour of Colmar


    A guided bike tour to Colmar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Basel – Lucerne

    Welcome to Switzerland and the quaint Rhine-side town of Basel. After breakfast, you will be transferred by coach to Lucerne, including a two-night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Lucerne

    Lucerne is known around the world for its spectacular setting, perfectly encapsulating a traditional Swiss city with a backdrop of snow-topped mountain ranges. Your morning will start with a guided tour of the city, touching on its well-preserved medieval Altstadt, delightful waterfront promenades and colourful buildings.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Lucerne


    Train & cable car ride to Rigi – Weggis (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lucerne – Zurich

    This morning, transfer by coach from Lucerne to the cosmopolitan city of Zurich, known for its towering church steeples, winding cobbled lanes and contemporary centre.

    When you arrive, enjoy a guided tour of Zurich, followed by free time to explore its delightful lakeside setting, perhaps discovering its famous old town.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Zurich

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Zurich

    After breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to the airport, passing a backdrop of mountains and forests on your way.

    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. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

  • Visit Eberbach Abbey with wine tasting
  • Bird's Eye View of Rüdesheim
  • Walking tour of Koblenz & shopping near Forum Confluentes
  • Guided tour of Heidelberg with university Library Visit
  • Spa day in Baden - Baden
  • Culinary tour of Colmar

  • Entrance to Casino in Baden-Baden
  • Canal boat tour in Strasbourg

  • Bike tour in Koblenz
  • Guided hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg
  • Guided hike to Altes Schloss
  • Guided bike Tour to Colmar

  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

  • 2 nights at a hotel in Lucerne
  • 1 night at a hotel in Zurich
  • A guided tour of Lucerne
  • A guided tour of Zurich
  • Transfer from the ship and to the airport
  • 3 Breakfasts (B)

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