Majestic Rhine

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 30 June 2024 - 7 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Emerald Sun
  • Duration 7 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jun 2024 - Jul 2024
  • Holiday type River Cruising
  • Holiday code EUR2229




Discover the stately castles, fairytale villages, and picturesque vineyards that line the banks of the River Rhine during a lavish river cruise on board Emerald Sun.

In Frankfurt, embark the stunning Emerald Sun to cruise in style through the tranquil waters of France and Germany, docking in the heart of some of the most beautiful cities in the world. Sail to Rüdesheim am Rein to walk among vineyards growing the world’s finest Riesling wines, and raise a toast to this charming land of cuckoo clocks, oompah bands, and ancient folklore. Absorb the literary heritage of Heidelberg and Koblenz’s 2,000 years of history.

Embrace Baden-Baden’s royalty-endorsed spa heritage and soak in soul-stirring views of the Black Forest and Rhine Valley. Explore the medieval marvels of Strasbourg and Colmar, awash in otherworldly riches.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

River Cruise

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

The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director

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

Complimentary unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner, sparkling wine and fresh-squeezed juices during breakfast

Add a Premium Drinks Package for £99pp

Welcome and farewell reception & dinner


Visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum

Walking tour of Koblenz & Visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Guided tour of Heidelberg

Guided walking tour of Baden – Baden

Guided 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

All Flights & Transfers*

London departure – regional flights available

*Transfers to and from your star-ship included.
^Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Mainz: Embark Ship

Expertly navigating the Rhine River, the contemporary Emerald Sun has been specially designed to mirror the beauty of this majestic waterway, which can be seen reflected in the ship’s iconic features including the three-tiered atrium.

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 2
Rüdesheim am Rein

Uncover the charm of Rudesheim am Rhine in Germany’s Rhine Valley. With UNESCO World Heritage status, renowned wines, a medieval castle, and scenic trails, it offers a delightful blend of culture, cuisine, and natural beauty.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 3

Journey to the heart of Germany and discover the captivating beauty of Koblenz. Marvel at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, explore ancient castles, stroll charming streets, and immerse yourself in rich history.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 4

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 and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 4

Experience the captivating allure of Heidelberg. Walk its ancient streets, marvel at the majestic castle, and immerse in its vibrant culture. Let the romantic atmosphere and breathtaking views ignite your wanderlust and create lifelong memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 5

Explore the allure of Rastatt, Germany—a captivating blend of history and natural beauty. Wander its charming streets, discover majestic castles, and let Rastatt’s enchanting ambiance leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 5

Indulge in the allure of Baden-Baden, a haven of elegance and relaxation. Immerse yourself in its opulent spas, lavish architecture, and world-class cuisine. Let this enchanting town rejuvenate your senses and leave you mesmerized.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 6

Experience the allure of Kehl, Germany. Explore its charming streets, admire historical architecture, and savour delightful culinary delights. Let Kehl’s blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication enchant you on a memorable journey of discovery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 6

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 and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 7

Uncover the medieval charm of Breisach, Germany. Immerse in its captivating cathedral, panoramic Rhine Valley views, and rich history. Let Breisach’s timeless beauty and cultural heritage leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 7

Experience the magic of Colmar, France. Stroll through its enchanting streets lined with vibrant half-timbered houses. Let the picturesque canals and blooming gardens transport you to a fairytale realm of timeless beauty and wonder.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Sun

Day 8
Basel: 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.


  • Reflections Restaurant
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge


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


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 Panorama Balcony Suite Prices from £1,949pp

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: EUR2229
Alternative Departure Dates
07 July 2024
07 Jul 2024
7 nights
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14 July 2024
14 Jul 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Mainz: Embark Ship, Rüdesheim am Rein, Koblenz, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Rastatt, Baden-Baden...
Fr From £1,849pp
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