Christmas Time on the Rhine

5 Days
Zurich to Frankfurt
From (NZD)
$ 3,405
Dates & Pricing

2021 Zurich > Frankfurt

Explore the enchanting Black Forest region and enjoy traditional Christmas carols on board. Sail through Germany’s beloved wine region, stroll the fairytale streets of Kehl and visit the spa town of Baden Baden.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EXFZ
Duration:
5 days
Departure City:
Zurich
Return City:
Frankfurt

5 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Zurich - Basel

    Welcome to Switzerland! You will be met at the airport by our EW representatives and transferred to our Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship in Basel. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy some time at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Breisach

    Start your day with a visit to the “Jewel of the Black Forrest” and discover the reconstructed medieval old town of Freiburg, this vibrant city situated at the edge of the Black Forrest. Learn about its history and its local products during your included tour. The afternoon is all yours to explore and discover Breisach and its Christmas market at your own pace, or join us on our optional tour to visit Colmar and discover the magic of one of the most impressive French Christmas markets. You will return on board for a Christmas evening concert and dinner. 
    Included Excursion:  Freiburg guided tour with local market tastings
    DiscoverMORE: Visit to Colmar (extra expense)
    EmeraldPLUS: Christmas concert on board

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Kehl

    After breakfast, join us for a tour following the Pottery Trail with its picturesque villages in the Alsace region. Enjoy lunch on board and get ready to come with us, this afternoon, to the capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg. Discover the charms of the old city with cobbled streets lined up with timber-framed houses that survived for hundreds of years. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the city decorated with garlands and Christmas decoration with your included tour of the Christmas market.  
    Included Excursion: Visit to Pottery Villages 
    Included Excursion: Guided tour of Strasbourg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Rastatt

    This morning, embark on a visit to the enchanting town of Baden Baden, surrounded by the mountains of the Black Forrest. This famous spa town blends health and history to create the ideal Germany getaway. You will enter the most beautiful casino, featuring jaw-dropping decor that is influenced by French royal palaces. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to discover the baroque city of Rastatt on your own, whether you want to visit the Residential Palace, just stroll along historical sites and enjoy a coffee, or join our optional tour to Baden Baden Opera House. 
    Included Excursion: Baden Baden guided tour with entrance to the Casino 
    DiscoverMORE: Behind the Scene of Baden Baden Opera House (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Mainz - Frankfurt

    Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking your Star-Ship and transferring to the airport.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 4 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
  • Freiburg guided tour with local market tasting
  • Guided tour of Strasbourg
  • Visit to Pottery villages
  • Baden Baden guided tour with entrance to the Casino

EmeraldPLUS
  • Christmas concert on board

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 11 superb meals including 4 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L), 4 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Pricing & Availability