Berlin & The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne – Zurich

13 Days
Berlin to Zurich
From (NZD)
$ 6,930
$ 6,140
Dates & Pricing

2020 Berlin > Zurich

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EBZL
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Berlin
Return City:
Zurich

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Berlin

    Welcome 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.

  2. Day 2 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Berlin – Mainz Embarkation

    Today you will fly from Berlin to Frankfurt, where 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Rudesheim

    Arrive in Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Your included tour will be a visit to the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue exploring and taste the famous “Rudesheimer Coffee”, made with Germany’s most famous brandy Asbach Uralt. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host the Welcome Gala Dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Koblenz

    Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. You will have a tour of Koblenz and the chance to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII.

    DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochem Castle Visit (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Mannheim – Heidelberg

    Continue sailing to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. There you will have a chance to either visit the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town or take part on an active hike to Heidelberg Hill.  
    EmeraldACTIVE: Active Hike to Heidelberg Hill
    EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting in Heidelberg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Rastatt – Baden-Baden

    Sail into the Rhine-side town of Rastatt and journey to the hidden jewel of Baden-Baden. Nestled in a beautiful landscape along the border of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden was settled by the Romans, with ruins dating back to 210A.D. Enjoy a guided walking tour followed by free time to stroll the historic Kurhaus Colonnade, shop the elegant boutiques of the old town or join EmeraldACTIVE guided hike to Hohenbaden Castle, known locally as Altes Schloss ‘Old Castle’.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hiking to Altes Schloss in Baden-Baden
    EmeraldPLUS: Entrance to Baden-Baden Casino

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Kehl - Strasbourg

    Once docked in Kehl you will be transferred by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in France and official seat of the European Parliament. In Strasbourg you will have a canal tour on a “batorama” passing by many attractions of the Alsatian capital, in particular the famous Petite France and tanners’ quarter, the Covered Bridges and the Vauban dam, the Neustadt imperial quarter, and some European institutions.
    EmeraldPLUS: Canal Boat Tour in Strasbourg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Breisach - Colmar

    Begin your magical morning with a tour to Colmar, a town fill of half-timbered houses, flower-decked town centre, cosy streets and lively restaurants and shops in the Alsace region of north-eastern France. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks and museums. Enjoy a guided city tour passing the Unterlinden Museum, the Maison des Têtes, Minster of St. Marti and the little Venice quarter. Alternatively, join EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Basel Disembarkation – Lucerne

    Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine–side town of Basel, the centre for Switzerland's pharmaceutical industry. After, your breakfast you will disembark your ship and transfer by coach to the lovely city of Lucerne. Included is a two-night stay in Lucerne.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Lucerne

    This morning starts with a guided tour where you will see the world-famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge with the octagonal Water Tower, the Jesuit Church and the KKL Luzern (Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne). On the tour you will learn important and humorous facts about the history of Lucerne and the everyday life of its residents.

    DiscoverMORE: Train & Cable Car to Rigi – Weggis (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Lucerne - Zurich

    This morning transfer by coach from Lucerne to the cosmopolitan city of Zurich. The city is often called by the local’s as “Downtown Switzerland”, for its internationally renowned financial importance as a centre for banking. You have the day free to enjoy the delightful lakeside setting or stroll on the Bahnhofstrasse, and other main sights of Zurich. Included is a one-night stay in Zurich. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Zurich – Farewell

    After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and transfer to the airport.

    Please note: Pre release itinerary subject to change

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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