Jewels of the Rhine

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 04 August 2024 - 7 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Emerald Sun
  • Duration 7 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jul 2024 - Oct 2024
  • Holiday type River Cruising
  • Holiday code EUR2227

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Included excursions

Settle in for a remarkable cruise along the enchanting Rhine River, where architecture, history and natural beauty abound, on board the striking Emerald Dawn.

In beautiful Basel, you’ll embark the stunning Star-Ship, Emerald Dawn, a stylish and contemporary vessel that boasts comfortable and spacious accommodation, striking décor, tranquil spaces and a wealth of unique dining experiences in the Reflections Restaurant.

Explore Breisach in the Black Forest, hike through evergreen canopies, and savour Black Forest gâteau. Discover the medieval charm of Strasbourg, the literary history of Heidelberg, and the fairy-tale landscapes of Koblenz. In Cologne, visit landmarks like the Cologne Cathedral. The journey concludes in Amsterdam, where you can navigate the canals, admire gabled houses, and enjoy a glass-top canal cruise or a bike tour to Waterland.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

River Cruise

7 night full-board Rhine river cruise on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director

20 meals including: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Welcome and farewell reception & dinner

Excursions

Guided tour of Strasbourg

Guided tour of Heidelberg

Walking tour of Koblenz & visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Guided tour of Cologne’s Old Town

Canal cruise in Amsterdam

EmeraldPLUS

Guided tour of Freiburg with tasting

Visit to a local farm estate with cooking demo

EmeraldACTIVE

Guided bike tour in Breisach

Guided hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

Guided bike tour to Waterland

All flights (London departure) and airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
Please note: ship and itinerary will vary depending on departure date

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Basel: Embark Ship

Upon arrival into Basel, you’ll be met by your guide and transfer to port to embark Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, Emerald Sun, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you.

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 2
Breisach

Breisach, a historic town in Southwest Germany on the French border, resides in the Rhine Valley with a 4,000-year history. Explore it through the City History Museum and St Stephen’s Cathedral, featuring art treasures and Jewish heritage at the Blue House.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 3
Strasbourg

Discover the enchantment of Strasbourg, France. With its iconic cathedral, picturesque canals, and Alsatian charm, it’s a city that invites you to stroll through centuries of history and savor the fusion of French and German influences.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 4
Ludwigshafen

Experience the industrious spirit of Ludwigshafen, Germany. Nestled on the Rhine, it’s a city that embodies innovation and resilience, where a river of progress flows alongside a rich cultural tapestry.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 5
Koblenz

Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest cities, lies in the West, along the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Rich in history, explore on foot, ride the cable car for river views, visit the fortress Ehrenbreitstein, and discover UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 6
Cologne

Cologne, Germany, by the Rhine, is a 2000-year-old cultural hub with the iconic Cologne Cathedral, Old Town Hall, and Great St Martin Church. Explore historic sites, enjoy traditional breweries, and witness love rituals at Hohenzollern Bridge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 7
Amsterdam

Amsterdam, a captivating Dutch city, weaves historic charm and progressive spirit along its iconic canals. Rich in art, culture, and diverse experiences, it offers a dynamic European urban adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 8
Amsterdam: Disembark & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Emerald Sun

Built with luxurious accommodations and a plethora of on board activities, sailing on the Emerald Sun is the perfect way to explore some of the world’s most scenic destinations. Passengers can choose between eight-day, 12-day or 16-day cruises, visiting a variety of destinations.

From complimentary shore excursions and EmeraldActive excursions to local entertainment passengers aboard the Emerald Sun can enjoy unforgettable days on and off the ship.

For those wishing to dine in style, the Emerald Sun serves up delicious international cuisine at its several eateries. In addition to delicious food and cocktails, passengers aboard the Emerald Sun can enjoy a variety of on board entertainment including live shows and music performances.

From its elegant design to its many comfortable amenities, and exciting sightseeing tours at various ports of call, there’s something for everyone aboard this impressive ship.

  • Occupancy 180
  • Tonnage 3,544 tons
  • Length 443 ft (135.00 m)

Life on Board Emerald Sun

A trip on the Emerald Sun is a journey you won’t want to miss. Enjoy exquisite cuisine, and thrilling activities, or simply savour the breathtaking views.

dining

  • Reflections Restaurant
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge

Facilities

You will never be bored on this magnificent vessel; whether you’re enjoying the views from the gorgeous infinity pool, or indulging in a massage from the on board therapist.

  • Sun deck
  • Golf putting green
  • Games area
  • Walking track
  • Navigation bridge
  • Daytime pool & bar
  • Lift
  • Reception
  • Wellness area
  • Fitness area
  • Sky barbecue
  • Hair salon

entertainment

At night aboard the Emerald Sun, you can watch a movie, dance to live music, or enjoy a drink with new-found friends.

  • Cinema
  • Nightly music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Enrichment lectures

Cabins and Suites

Treat yourself to a balance of rest and exhilaration with luxuries in your cabin on board the Emerald Sun.  Each night comes with a peaceful assurance that you will enjoy a comfortable night and wake up fresh.

Emerald Stateroom Prices from £2,250pp

Emerald Sun Outside Stateroom

On board the Emerald Sun, guests can stay in luxurious staterooms featuring toiletries, an HDTV, and a fully stocked mini-bar for added comfort and style. Single-occupancy rooms are also available.

  • Queen/Twin beds/single room
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Luxury products
  • Walk in closet
  • Personal safe
  • Direct dial phone
  • Flat HD TV
  • Mini bar
  • Climate control
  • Umbrella
  • Shoe Cleaner
  • Ear plugs
Cruise Code: EUR2227
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
21 July 2024
21 Jul 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
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28 July 2024
28 Jul 2024
7 nights
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Fr From £2,374pp
10 August 2024
10 Aug 2024
7 nights
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Fr From £2,375pp
17 August 2024
17 Aug 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £2,250pp
24 August 2024
24 Aug 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel: D...
Fr From £2,375pp
31 August 2024
31 Aug 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £2,430pp
08 October 2024
08 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel: D...
Fr From £1,799pp
12 October 2024
12 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £1,799pp
15 October 2024
15 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £1,799pp
19 October 2024
19 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel: D...
Fr From £1,699pp
26 October 2024
26 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £1,699pp

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Prices from £2,990pp

Emerald Sun Balcony Stateroom

Experience ultimate comfort while staying in a balcony suite with its own private veranda, glass doors that open to a breeze of ocean air, and multiple luxurious amenities.

  • Queen/Twin beds/single room
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Luxury products
  • Walk in closet
  • Personal safe
  • Direct dial phone
  • Flat HD TV
  • Mini bar
  • Climate control
  • Umbrella
  • Shoe Cleaner
  • Ear plugs
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors
  • Indoor veranda
Cruise Code: EUR2227
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
21 July 2024
21 Jul 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £2,900pp
28 July 2024
28 Jul 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel: D...
Fr From £3,345pp
10 August 2024
10 Aug 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel: D...
Fr From £3,255pp
17 August 2024
17 Aug 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £3,075pp
24 August 2024
24 Aug 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel: D...
Fr From £3,255pp
31 August 2024
31 Aug 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £3,075pp
08 October 2024
08 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel: D...
Fr From £2,399pp
12 October 2024
12 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £2,199pp
15 October 2024
15 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £2,199pp
19 October 2024
19 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel: D...
Fr From £2,099pp
26 October 2024
26 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Basel: Embark Ship, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, Amsterdam:...
Fr From £2,099pp
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