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The Classic Rhine & Berlin 2018

10 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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  • Fly from $495 per person from select gateways or save $1,000 per couple off select 2018 Europe cruises. Plus, receive a premium drink package. Expires November 30. Click here for eligible departures.
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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700 year old city of picturesque canals, world class museums, theatres and cafés. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. This evening join your fellow travellers for dinner on board. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. (Dinner)
 
Day 2 Amsterdam
This morning you can decide to either enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum or a guided bike tour. Return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour
 
Day 3 Xanten
Cruise along the Rhine River to Xanten, where you will have a unique chance to visit the Roman Archaeological Park that was built around 98 A.D.  Some buildings have been partly reconstructed, while others have been rebuilt and furnished to give visitors an idea of what the settlement was like back in those days. Original remains of Roman buildings also remain intact. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the Roman Archaeological Park
 
Day 4 Andernach
The idyllic landscape of the Rhine Valley is home to the Andernach Geyser, a natural phenomenon and world’s tallest cold water geyser. Visit the Geysir Centre and take a boat ride to the Namedyer Werth peninsula to experience the hissing and gurgling sound when the geyser erupts, sending water up to 60 metres in the air. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the Geysir Museum and site
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour
 
Day 5 Cochem
The medieval town of Cochem is considered to be a hidden gem on the Moselle River. Your guided tour will pass by enchanting buildings on cobble stoned streets, which will make you feel like you are part of a story book. The epic finale of the tour is a visit to the Reichsburg castle. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Discover More: Guided Walk of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (extra expense)
 
Day 6 Bernkastel
Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village.  On this morning’s guided walking tour, stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting
Discover More: Guided Tour of Trier – (extra expense)
 
Day 7 Sailing Through the Moselle
Today cruise the beautiful Moselle Valley back into the Rhine River. Measuring 545 kilometres, the Moselle is one of the Rhine’s longest tributaries and forms the natural frontier between Germany and Luxembourg. Relax on board; take in the sights from the Sun Deck, enjoy a dip in the Club Pool or join EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour along the river banks while the ship sails (active fitness level). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
EmeraldACTIVE: Morning guided bike tour from Bernkastel to Traben Trarbach (22 KM)
 
Day 8 Mainz Disembarkation – Berlin
After, your breakfast you will disembark your ship in Mainz and transfer to the airport in Frankfurt for your flight to Berlin. Germany’s capital city has a lot to offer, from entertainment, to museums and architecture. This metropolis is a combination of modernity and history. Included is a two night stay in Berlin. (Breakfast)
 
Day 9 Berlin
Your exciting morning starts with a guided tour of Berlin passing by the famous Alexanderplatz, to the Berlin Cathedral, the Television Tower, the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall. The afternoon is free to continuing enjoying Berlin’s iconic sights, its vast swathes of green, its sky bars and chic restaurants. (Breakfast)
 
Day 10 Berlin – Farewell
After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Visit to the Rijksmuseum
  • Guided Tour of Cochem & Reichsburg Castle
  • Walking Tour of Bernkastel
  • Guided Tour of Berlin
EmeraldPLUS:
  • Visit to the Roman Archeological Park
  • Visit to the Geysir Museum and site
  • Wine Tasting in Bernkastel
EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided Bike Tour in Amsterdam
  • Guided Bike Tour in Andernach
  • Morning guided bike tour from Bernkastel to Traben Trarbach (22 KM)
DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 22 superb meals including 9 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Star or Emerald Sky
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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