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2022 All-Inclusive Vineyards Of The Rhine & Moselle

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Exclusive FREE Premium Drinks Package when you book by 8pm 30th November 2021*

FREE On Board Spend of €200 per cabin*

SAVE £4,000 Earlybird Fare per couple*

Expert-led Shore Excursions, Gratuites & Wi-Fi Included*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 14 Aug 2022
  • Sails from Basel, Switzerland
  • Ship Emerald Sun
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1916332

Your Itinerary

Fly from London

Fly from London Sun 14 Aug 2022

Fly from London
Rhine river in Basel Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland Sun 14 Aug 2022

Rhine river in Basel Switzerland

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board. (D)

Colmar

Breisach, Germany - Colmar, France Mon 15 Aug 2022

Colmar

Your journey through the heart of Europe will commence with a tour to Colmar, a magical place that looks as though it has been pulled from the pages of a beloved fairytale. Your included tour of the town will enable you to traverse its cobblestone lanes, passing medieval half-timbered façades and window boxes full of brightly coloured flowers. If you are feeling more active, then you may instead choose to embark on a guided bike tour from Breisach to Colmar. (B,L,D)

EmeraldACTIVE - A guided bike tour to Colmar

Included Excursion - A guided tour of Colmar

Church of St. Paul in Strasbourg at sunrise, France

Kehl, Germany - Strasbourg, France Tue 16 Aug 2022

Church of St. Paul in Strasbourg at sunrise, France

This morning, your Star-Ship will dock in Kehl and you will be transferred across the river to Strasbourg, a city that perfectly encapsulates the region’s medieval charm. Strasbourg’s historic buildings can be found peppering the city, but they are often best explored from its quaint waterways, which is why we will be taking you on a canal tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre.

Relax on board as you pass through the idyllic surrounds of Petite France, an area where tanners and millers once lived and worked in their delightful half-timbered homes. Your tour will end in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Neustadt imperial quarter, where many of Strasbourg’s noteworthy buildings are based. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore at leisure. (B,L,D)

EmeraldPLUS - A canal boat tour in Strasbourg

Baden-Baden, Germany

Rastatt - Baden-Baden, Germany Wed 17 Aug 2022

Baden-Baden, Germany

This morning, you will be transferred from where the Star-Ship is docked in Rastatt to charming Baden-Baden, a spa town known for its peaceful surrounds and the celebrities who have visited it over the last century.

If you are feeling active, then you may choose to embark on a hike to Altes Schloss, the Old Castle, where your local guide will highlight how the ruins still contain dungeons and winding staircases, capturing a snapshot of what this castle would have once looked like. The panoramic views of the surrounding Black Forest region are certain to be a memorable experience.

Alternatively, you may choose to enjoy a guided walking tour of Baden-Baden, witnessing the luxurious façades of independent boutiques and well-manicured gardens before entering the world-famous Baden-Baden Casino. (B,L,D)

EmeraldPLUS - Entrance to The Baden-Baden Casino

EmeraldACTIVE - A guided hike to Altes Schloss

Included Excursion - A guided walking tour of Baden-Baden

Heidelberg

Mannheim - Heidelberg, Germany Thu 18 Aug 2022

Heidelberg

As you stroll down Heidelberg’s cobblestone streets, you may find yourself becoming just as entranced as the thinkers of the German Romanticism movement were. Their paintings often depict idealistic cityscapes and ruins that look like they are steeped in legends, and Heidelberg is a living representation of the scenes that they created.

Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Heidelberg’s peaceful surrounds during a guided tour, starting in the courtyard of Heidelberg Castle. You will also be able to enjoy a wine tasting session.

If you are feeling more active, then you may instead choose to hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg for awe-inspiring panoramas. (B,L,D)

EmeraldACTIVE - A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

Included Excursion - A guided tour of Heidelberg with wine tasting

Rhine River

Koblenz, Germany Fri 19 Aug 2022

Rhine River

Koblenz is an ancient city that is often considered to be the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. The Romans originally built a city here as a stronghold, but the area is now known for its idyllic beauty, peaceful parks and areas full of colourful flowers. Today, you will be able to relax during a guided tour of the city, including a cable car ride across the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Included Excursion - A walking tour of Koblenz and a visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

EmeraldACTIVE - Bike tour in Koblenz

Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany Sat 20 Aug 2022

Rudesheim, Germany

This afternoon, you will arrive in Rüdesheim, a captivating city known for its authentic atmosphere and traditional appeal, where cuckoo clocks, live oompah bands and Bavarian beer can be found around every corner.

Your included tour will be a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum; a half-timbered tower with vaulted ceilings and painted frescoes that houses one of the best collections of music boxes in the world. You will also get the opportunity to ride on the charming Winzerexpressand taste famous “Rüdesheimer Coffee”, made with one of the most famous brandies in Germany. (B,L,D)

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

Rhine River

Mainz, Germany Sun 21 Aug 2022

Rhine River

Today is a full day at leisure in Mainz. Your Cruise Director will be on hand to assist on you how best to spend your day. (B,D)

Wiesbaden, Germany

Wiesbaden, Germany Mon 22 Aug 2022

Wiesbaden, Germany

Famous for its mineral springs dating since Roman times, Wiesbaden resembles a 19th century resort. This morning our guided tour will pass by the Russian Chapel (Russian Orthodox) and you can enjoy the magnificent view over the city and Rhine valley. We will see some fine examples of Wilhemine Architecture (UNESCO Heritage) on the way to the Kochbrunnen where you can take a sip of hot water. The walking tour will take us to the Old Town, the Castle and the Kurhaus where we will board the coaches for the ride back to Wiesbaden. (B,L,D)

Included Excursion - Walking tour of Wiesbaden

Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany Tue 23 Aug 2022

Rudesheim, Germany

Start your day with a visit to the Eberbach Abbey, offering you the opportunity to experience a journey with all of your senses. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries which lie in the Rheingau Region. Founded in 1136 by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Burgundy) the monastery was one of the most active in Germany, and also boasted the largest vineyards in medieval Germany. As a major filming location of 1986 film 'In the Name of the Rose', adapted from Umberto Eco's thrilling novel with same name, Eberbach deserves a visit. Today the abbey continues to make exquisite wines and offers guided tours, enabling everyone to enjoy its history and architectural splendour. It also serves as a set for film and TV: the Season 5 trailers of Game of Thrones were filmed here.

Alternatively, enjoy a hike up the Niederwalddenkmal - a monument located in the Niederwald, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany. It overlooks the valley of the Rhine and was built in the 1870/80s to commemorate the Unification of Germany. (B,L,D)

Included Excursion - A visit to Eberbach Abbey

EmeraldACTIVE - A guided hike to Niederwalddenkmal

Rhine River

Koblenz, Germany Wed 24 Aug 2022

Rhine River

Wonderfully maintained inside and out, Marksburg Castle boasts a selection of typical interiors including the castle kitchen, knight’s hall, armoury, and even an inviting wine cellar. The attractive light-stoned walls of the castle are protected by an outer fortress. With a single tower peering over the turrets and castle walls, Marksburg Castle takes on the appearance of a fairy-tale monument, not unlike something found in a story from Brothers Grimm.

In the evening, enjoy a visit to the Imperial Castle in Cochem which stands majestically over the Mosel River valley, are an invitation for every history and culture enthusiast to enjoy a beautiful afternoon in one the highest hill castles on the Mosel River. Soaring over Cochem, this medieval castle was heavily damaged while in the possession of the electoral princes of Trier. However, it was restored in the neo-gothic style associated with German castle romanticism in the 19th century. (B,L,D)

Included Excursion - A visit to Marksburg castle

EmeraldPLUS - Cochem Castle visit with entertainment

Cochem, Germany

Cochem, Germany Thu 25 Aug 2022

Cochem, Germany

Today, you will enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem during a guided walk through the numerous well-preserved sites of this quaint town, including the remains of the historic town wall with its old fortifications, the Town Hall and its many other gems. (B,L,D)

Included Excursion - A guided tour of Cochem

EmeraldACTIVE - Guided bike tour in Cochem

Trier, Germany

Trier, Germany Fri 26 Aug 2022

Trier, Germany

In southwest Germany, near the Luxemburg border, the city of Trier is a hidden treasure often called the “Rome of the North”. During your guided tour, explore the ruins of the old city baths, once a hive of activity during ancient times, and the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps. (B,L,D)

Included Excursion - A guided tour of Trier

Bernkastel

Bernkastel, Germany Sat 27 Aug 2022

Bernkastel

Dating back to 3000 BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Or, take part in a guided bike tour of the area. (B,L,D)

Included Excursion - A walking tour of Bernkastel

EmeraldPLUS - A wine tasting in Bernkastel

EmeraldACTIVE - Bike tour near Bernkastel

Fly to London

Transfer to the airport Sun 28 Aug 2022

Fly to London

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to London. (B)

Arrive in London

Arrive in London Sun 28 Aug 2022

Arrive in London

What's included *

  • SAVE £4,000 Earlybird Fare per couple
  • 14 NIGHTS All-Inclusive cruising aboard your Emerald Cruises star-ship
  • Exclusive FREE Premium Drinks Package for ALL bookings when you book by 8pm 30th November 2021
  • FREE On Board Spend of €200 per cabin
  • Spacious full board accommodation on board Europe’s most innovative cruise ships
  • All meals throughout your river cruise from a healthy buffet breakfast to a five-course à la carte menu
  • Well-appointed suites and spacious public spaces make an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship the perfect base for a European river cruise
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • FREE tea and coffee available throughout your cruise
  • Shore excursions INCLUDED
  • Gratuities are INCLUDED
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Extra special included excursions with EmeraldPLUS & EmeraldACTIVE
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable guides
  • Complimentary bicycles for use ashore in select destinations
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Overseas transfers
  • Return scheduled flights from up to 15 UK airports (premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th November 2021 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £75

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Emerald Stateroom

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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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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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Your Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite offers everything you could possibly need throughout your cruise, and more. You’ll be surrounded by elegant décor and opulent, comfortable furnishings, as you unwind in your home-away-from-home. Relax on your balcony as the stunning landscapes pass by, and transform it from an indoor to an outdoor space with ease, as the floor-to-ceiling window lowers to a halfway point at the touch of a button. Enjoy the river breeze from your comfortable chair, enjoying a good book or the unfolding vistas. Treat yourself to a drink from your suite’s minibar, or use it to keep your complimentary bottle of water chilled, or for any souvenirs that require it. When it’s time to retire to bed, you can look forward to the exceptional comfort of your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, complete with luxurious linens. Treat yourself to an indulgent shower with luxury toiletries, to really prepare yourself for an excellent night’s sleep. Of course, keeping in touch with your loved ones is really easy. Every suite has its own telephone, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi being available throughout the Star-Ship.

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Emerald Grand Balcony Suite

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Staying in the Emerald Grand Balcony Suite makes waking up and going to sleep a dream. Open your balcony, with the simple press of a button, to let in the river breeze on a lazy morning, as the unrivalled comfort of your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, dressed with luxurious linens, encourages you to lie in that little bit longer. Wake up to the luxurious surrounds of your stylish bathroom, enjoying a revitalising shower, complete with sumptuous toiletries. Then, what could be better than having a continental breakfast brought to your door to enjoy on your own private balcony? Complimentary bathrobes and slippers make lounging comfortable, and your own in-suite Nespresso™ machine means you can sip a fresh coffee as you ponder your itinerary and what the day has to offer. Select your preferred pillow from our extensive menu and enjoy an exceptionally comfortable night’s sleep, or simply relax as you watch a film on your suite’s flat screen TV and infotainment system, during some down time. Individual climate control enables your room to stay at the right temperature to suit you, whether you’re sailing in the warmer summer months, or the cooler winter. And, stay in touch with family and friends using your in-suite telephone or make the most of complimentary Wi-Fi for contacting them by your preferred method.

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Owner's One-bedroom Suite

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Some of the most sumptuous suites on European waterways, our Owners One-Bedroom Suite has it all. A separate lounge and bedroom area allows the luxury of space, from which to enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast in the morning, a drink from your fully stocked minibar or after-dinner sweet treats before bed. Your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed will be draped in high quality linens, for the perfect night’s sleep, plus you’ll have the pleasure of selecting your preferred pillow from our extensive menu. Get comfortable for the night after a busy day exploring, and prepare for the next as you unwind with a film on your flat screen TV and infotainment system in true comfort. A walk-in wardrobe makes unpacking even more of a dream. A great space to keep all your belongings and outfits for special occasions, such as your exclusive dinner at the Captain’s Table. You’ll even have the option to have four items laundered a day to ensure that favourite dress or suit is in the best possible condition for your event. In the morning, enjoy the perfect wake-up call with a fresh coffee from your in-suite Nespresso™ machine. Sip it on the balcony, wrapped in the comfort of your Emerald Cruises bathrobe and slippers after a refreshing shower in your stylish in-suite bathroom, enhanced by luxurious toiletries. You’ll have so much to tell your loved ones back home, so we’ve made keeping in contact really easy. Not only will you have an in-suite telephone, but complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Star-Ship and an iPad means you can choose your favourite method of communication, whenever the moment suits.

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The Ship - Emerald Sun

  • Occupancy182
  • Length443 ft (135.03 m)
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The five sister vessels, boasting a modest capacity of 182 guests apiece, are all blessed with a selection of wonderful amenities and features. At the very heart of every Star-Ship in the Emerald Waterways fleet is the Horizon Bar & Lounge. A contemporary, chic social space; the lounge is equipped with a comprehensively-stocked bar, skilled bartenders, help-yourself hot drinks facilities and a generous offering of plush seating and sofas.

What's on board

Sky Barbecue - Golf Putting Green - Club Swimming Pool, Bar & Evening Cinema - Retractable Roof - The Terrce - Horizon Bar - Reflectionss Restaurant - Fitness room - Beauty Center

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Cruises

Does Emerald Waterways have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Emerald Waterways does have a flexible cancellation policy. With Emerald, guests can defer their travel plans and transfer to an alternative Emerald departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure up until 31 December 2022. This policy is applicable across all Emerald’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises.

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard an Emerald cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK. 


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* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs and are only applicable for new bookings made by 8pm 30th November 2021. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Regional and premium flights will incur supplementary costs, may require an additional overnight stay and may be indirect. Shore excursions are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. On board spend is per cabin. Wi-Fi cannot be guaranteed as is subject to T&Cs. The 10% Super Earlybird saving is applied to the cruise element only ie excludes flights, gratuities, port charges, hotel & land costs. To qualify for the Super Earlybird saving the booking and full balance must be made at least twelve months before departure. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 30th November 2021. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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