Upon arrival, transfer to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship for your seven night river cruise (D)
A world of ornate cuckoo clocks awaits, as you set off in search of the fairytales of the Black Forest. Your included EmeraldEXCURSION will be a visit to a Black Forest village. After an immersive learning experience, watch a Black Forest gateau demonstration followed by a tasting. Alternatively, follow forest trails that twist underneath the lush canopy of evergreens in the Black Forest, passing beautiful scenery and waterfalls. Mark Twain famously wrote, “Here you can lose track of time in 10 minutes and the world in 20” about his time in the Black Forest (B, L, D)
Emerald Active: Hiking in the Black Forest (active fitness level recommended).
EmeraldPLUS: Black Forest Cake Assembling presentation and tasting.
EmeraldEXCURSION: A visit to a Black Forest village
Dock in Kehl and be transferred to Strasbourg, a city that promises much in the way of beautiful architecture. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Neustadt district is particularly iconic, perfectly encapsulating the Rhineland. The Neustadt district is yours to discover today during your included tour, as is the Maison Kammerzell, a prime example of German Renaissance architecture. Paying homage to the region’s artistic past, Petite France is an exceptional historic quarter that looks as though it has been pulled directly from an artist’s easel (B, L, D)
EmeraldPLUS: A guided tour of Strasbourg
Heidelberg is a fascinating place, famously described by revered author Mark Twain as ‘a fallen Milky Way’. Join an orientation tour of the old town to discover an ‘intricate cobweb of streets’, and pass many of Heidelberg’s highlights, including the oldest university in Germany. Alternatively, embark on an active hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg (B, L, D)
EmeraldACTIVE: A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Heidelberg with wine tasting
Today, join your local guide for an insightful walking tour of Koblenz, passing examples of architecture that survived the war years, including the Church of Our Lady. Later, a sailing journey through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge will highlight the extraordinary beauty of an area that left the philosophers and artists of the German Romanticism movement entranced (B, L, D)
EmeraldPLUS: A tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Your included walking tour of the city will touch on the historical charm of its old town, and you will have the opportunity to traverse rustic alleyways, visit iconic monuments and see how archaeologists have uncovered a Jewish quarter that can be dated back to the 13th century. Your insightful tour will conclude at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral, a Gothic building whose twin spires dominate the skyline. The original medieval plans for the building were partly found in the attic, and partly found on the stall of a bookseller in France centuries later, meaning that, while construction of the cathedral started back in 1248, it wasn’t finished until 1880 (B, L, D)
EmeraldPLUS: A guided tour of Cologne
A visit to the iconic Keukenhof Gardens is certain to be a memorable experience today, as you stroll down serene paths that showcase spring in a quintessentially Dutch manner, with more than 800 varieties of spring-flowering tulips and regular flower shows.Soak in sights of tulips, hyacinths and orchids of every colour, creating a swathe of natural beauty as they have been expertly arranged. You will also have the opportunity to see statues that have been commissioned by artists from around the world, each honing in on the annual theme.(B, L, D)
EmeraldPLUS: A visit to Keukenhof Gardens
After breakfast, disembark the ship and transfer to the station for your return rail journey to London (B)
* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.
All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they’re bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money. Included in your stateroom: Picture window (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge
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The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast a revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs – generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery to bring the outdoors in. Included in your suite: Indoor balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge
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Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine – an added home comfort that means that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. And for the perfect start and finish to your evening meal, you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after dinner sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite. Included in your suite: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | In-suite mini-bar available at own expense | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Two items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table
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Owner’s One-bedroom Suites have a bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin and a separate lounge area. They also include special features, like two sinks in the spacious bathroom, a walk-in wardrobe, iPad, a complimentary Nespresso machine and a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks. You can order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in your suite’s lounge or outdoors on your balcony too. Your suite includes: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Separate bedroom and lounge area | Large bathroom with two basins, shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | Walk-in wardrobe | Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Use of an iPad | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Four items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table
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Book between 13th November until December 24th 2020 and pay in full to enjoy 10% off the advertised fare. If full payment is not received 12 months prior, the Super Earlybird Saving will be removed. The Super Earlybird Saving is applicable on the cruise element only, excludes air fares, port charges, hotel stays and other additional items.