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The Majestic Rhine on Emerald Sun

From Frankfurt, Germany to Basel, Switzerland
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sun, Jul 14, 2024
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Departure
Jul 14, 2024
Arrival
Jul 21, 2024

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Available for new bookings only made between April 1 - June 30, 2024 on 2024 & 2025 Emerald Cruises Europe River cruise and 2024, 2025 South East Asia departures.

2-for-1 Fares: 2-for-1 fares are displayed as a per-person rate in a double occupancy cabin. Fares are based on full fare pricing and may not have resulted in a sale. Offer applies to cruise pricing only; does not apply on land extensions, air or any other add-ons.

Emerald Exclusive Savings: Bonus savings of up to $500 per suite ($250pp) are available on select departures. Savings vary by departure. Combinable with 2-for-1 fares and FlexCredit offers, and are capacity controlled.

Pay in full - FlexCredit: For S, RA and SA categories receive a choice of $1500pp savings or $1500pp air credit when you pay in full within 30 days of booking or at 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Other cabin categories receive the choice of $1000pp savings or $1000pp air credit for the same payment window. Guest must choose savings or air credit selection at time of booking. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Air credit offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Emerald Cruises' choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability.

Single Supplement: Free single supplement is available on select departures. Full payment required. Single supplement is appled to the 2-for-1 fare; single guest pays one guest fare. Free single supplement is not combinable with any other offers. Other dates may have a 45% single supplement; can be converted to a 25% supplement when paid in full within 30 days of booking or 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Single supplement offers not applicable on S, RA or SA categories. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.

All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Port charges are included in the price shown. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please visit emeraldcruises.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit emeraldcruises.com.

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Reduced Single Supplement offer is available for new bookings only made after Go Live date for the sailing in question. Pay in full required 12 months from departure; if within 12 months, full payment is due 72 hours from booking. Savings are based on the cruise + upgrade element only, excludes air fares, port charges, taxes, any pre- or post land touring, hotel stays and other additional items. These offers are combinable with trade vouchers and future travel credits only; not combinable with any other offers. Not combinable with groups.

Single Supplement: Available for new bookings only made between May 1 - June 30, 2024 on select 2024 Emerald Cruises Europe River cruises departing between May 1 - August 31, 2024. Not combinable with any other offer. Grand Balcony and Owners Suite are not eligible on Emerald River cruises. Full payment required at time of booking. SS offers not applicable on top cabin categories (Y, T, SA). All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change all fares and promotions at any time. Single supplements are capacity controlled. For complete terms and conditions visit scenicusa.com and emeraldcruises.com

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Inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Port charges are included in the price shown. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please visit emeraldcruises.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit emeraldcruises.com.

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Available for new group agreements between June 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024. Book a new group and receive $400 per person in group savings on 2024 and 2025 river destinations on Scenic and Emerald Cruises. Douro River departures offer standard group savings of $200 per person Group savings are available for the life of the agreement based on availability and standard review dates. Combinable with current offers, Scenic Select, Emerald Exclusive, loyalty savings, and future travel credits. Group policies and benefits are subject to change at any time. Refer to Scenic and Emerald Cruises Guide to Group Benefits for amenity selections. All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, canceled, or withdrawn at any time without notice. Scenic and Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any fares and promotions at any time. Offers are applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America, Washington D.C, and Latin America. For complete terms and conditions visit scenicusa.com or www.emeraldcruises.com.

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US military personnel, veterans, and their families take an additional $300 off per cabin on Emerald Cruises River with proof of current or past military status. This offer is combinable with 2 for 1 savings, pay in full offers, key account exclusives, Flash sales, Scenic Select, and Emerald Cruises. Combinable with groups. Not combinable with any other offers. Taxes & port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States only. Offer ends December, 31, 2024. Offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Visit scenicusa.com for complete terms and conditions.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Frankfurt – Mainz
    Sun, Jul 14, 2024

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

    Please book your flight to arrive into Frankfurt prior to 02:00 PM.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Rüdesheim
    Mon, Jul 15, 2024

    Rüdesheim is a charming town that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of Germany. Here, in the home of cuckoo clocks, oompah bands, and Bavarian beer, the Rhineland's charm is found around every corner.

    Today, ride the Winzerexpress to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum. Located in a 15th-century knight’s tower, the vaulted ceilings and painted frescoes are home to exhibits of rare music boxes.

    Included Excursion
    A visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Koblenz
    Tue, Jul 16, 2024

    The ancient city of Koblenz is the gateway to the Rhine Gorge. Once a Roman stronghold, today, the area is full of postcard-worthy parks and flowers. Explore the picturesque surroundings during a guided tour of the city, including the German Corner, where the Moselle meets the Rhine. Absorb the panoramic views of the confluence during a cable car ride across the water to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Valley. Later, sail through the Rhine Gorge and soak in the breathtaking vistas along the way.

    Included Excursion
    Walking tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Bike tour in Koblenz

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    Moselle Valley & Cochem Castle visit (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg
    Wed, Jul 17, 2024

    German Romanticism often depicts idealistic cityscapes and fairy tale-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 themselves to the beauty of Heidelberg.

    Your guided tour of the historic university town will start in the grounds of Heidelberg Castle, once a royal residence. Visit some of the town’s main highlights or, alternatively, hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg for awe-inspiring panoramas.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Heidelberg


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Rastatt – Baden-Baden
    Thu, Jul 18, 2024

    This morning, you'll be transferred from your Star-Ship docked in Rastatt to the charming spa town of Baden-Baden, frequented by celebrities and royalty for centuries. If you’re feeling active, you can embark on a guided hike to Altes Schloss, a fascinating castle 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. Alternatively, enjoy a guided walking tour of Baden-Baden, soaking in the elegant boutiques and timeless gardens before entering The Baden-Baden Casino, a favourite of silent film star Marlene Dietrich.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Entrance to The Baden-Baden Casino

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided hike to Altes Schloss

    Included Excursion
    Guided walking tour of Baden-Baden


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Kehl – Strasbourg
    Fri, Jul 19, 2024

    This morning, we’ll dock in Kehl and take a coach transfer to the medieval capital of France’s Alsace Region, Strasbourg. Strasbourg is a city best explored via its quaint waterways, so today we’ll embark on an EmeraldPLUS traditional canal boat tour.

    Relax as you pass through petite France, full of storybook canals, half-timbered houses and narrow lanes. Witness the covered bridges and the Vauban Dam before reaching the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Neustadt imperial quarter, where many of the city's administrative buildings are based. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore at leisure.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Canal boat tour in Strasbourg


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Breisach – Colmar
    Sat, Jul 20, 2024

    Commence your magical morning with a 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. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour from Breisach to Colmar.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour to Colmar

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Colmar

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    Guided tour of Freiburg with market tasting (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Basel
    Sun, Jul 21, 2024

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark your Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the picturesque Rhine Gorge with you.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Basel after 10:00 AM.

    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.

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

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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
4.4
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.8
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 9 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Generally this was a very pleasant Emerald cruise. Just seemed a little off to what we've experienced on previous cruises with the same company.

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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