Jewels of the Rhine: 7-Nights

Price $4345 $4245 8 Days/7 Nights
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Jewels of the Rhine: 7-Nights

$4345 $4245 per person

*Prices are CAD per person, based on 2 people sharing. From price shown is lead in rate for July / August 2024 departures, and the discounted rate includes the member benefit. Additional offers will apply when available.  

Explore modern and quintessential Holland on a glass-top canal boat cruise through Amsterdam, before sailing through the countryside and witnessing traditional windmills. Enjoy a guided walking tour of magnificent Cologne and the juxtaposition of ancient Koblenz, continuing upstream to Heidelberg. Soak up Strasbourg’s beautiful architecture and visit Freiburg a Black Forest destination.

What’s Included: 

  • Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
  • 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice,
    all with a river view
  • 19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
    including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany
    lunch & dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea & coffee on board
  • Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily
  • A variety of on board evening entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points
  • Complimentary River Cruise Cover
  • All port charges and taxes
  • All gratuities on board


As a Trip Merchant Member you save an additional $100 CAD Per Person. Combinable with current offers. Must book with Trip Merchant. Offer Code: TMEMERALD

Current savings available for select river cruise itineraries and departures. Please contact Trip Merchant to find out what is available!

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 0
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMEMERALD

Departure Dates

Amsterdam to Zurich Sailings
May 18
June 1, 2
July 28
August 10, 24
October 8, 19
Zurich to Amsterdam Sailings
May 11, 25
June 8, 9
July 21
August 4, 17, 31
September 28
October 12, 15, 26
Amsterdam to Zurich Sailings
May 17, 20, 24, 31
June 14, 28
July 5, 12, 26
August 4, 9, 16
September 21, 27
October 5, 11, 25
Zurich to Amsterdam Sailings
May 10, 13, 24, 27, 31
June 7, 21
July 5, 12, 19
August 2, 16, 23
September 28
October 4, 12, 18
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Departure City
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • Activity Level
  • Passenger Limit
Arrive in Amsterdam
Upon arrival in Amsterdam, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your innovative Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting for your arrival.
Meals Provided: Dinner
Every narrow street and gabled façade in Amsterdam tells tales of the Dutch Golden Age, a prosperous time when Dutch art was among the most acclaimed in the world. Today, you can choose to relax during a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s elaborate UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal system, sailing through the medieval centre of the city and past Roman patrician houses. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing quintessential villages, traditional windmills and flower fields. Enjoy sailing through the countryside and on towards the Rhine River this afternoon, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and watching the passing scenery before joining your captain for a gala dinner.
  • Guided bike tour to Waterland
  • Canal cruise

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Set out on an exploration of the past today, as a guided walking tour takes you through the ancient heart of the city, passing by iconic landmarks such as Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. After your tour, you will be taken to a one-of-a-kind farm estate offering sustainable products for the locals. As part of your EmeraldPLUS program enjoy a fantastic cooking demo and have a glimpse behind the scenes.
  • Guided tour of Cologne's Old Town
  • Visit to local farm estate with cooking demo

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Immerse yourself in fairytale-like surroundings today as we cruise to Koblenz, a town with a postcard-worthy backdrop of vineyards and mountain ranges. Your included walking tour of the town will unveil the twin-towered façade of the Church of Our Lady, the point at which two of Europe’s great rivers meet at the German Corner and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, one of the largest preserved fortresses in Europe. Enjoy sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge this afternoon, where romantic castles sit atop tree-covered canyons and half-timbered medieval villages appear as though they have been suspended in time.
  • Orientation walk of Koblenz & a visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Explore this ancient German city, including the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which boasts exquisite views of the city and the river.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg
This morning, your Star-Ship will arrive in Ludwigshafen and you will discover Heidelberg. The idyllic UNESCO City of Literature has inspired the likes of Mark Twain and famed British artist William Turner. A guided tour of the town will unveil its rich history, starting at the Renaissance ruins of Heidelberg Castle, where carefully curated gardens are still peppered with serene water features, sculptures and colourful flowerbeds.
  • Hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg
  • Guided tour of Heidelberg

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kehl – Strasbourg
This morning, dock in Kehl and be transferred by coach to the picturesque town of Strasbourg, where a medieval past is yours to discover among cobbled squares surrounded by halftimbered houses. Your included walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town will touch on many of Strasbourg’s highlights, including the astrological signs that adorn the façade of the Maison Kammerzell and the idyllic historic scenery around Petite France. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Strasbourg at leisure.
  • Guided tour of Strasbourg

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breisach – Freiburg
Today, as part of your incredible EmeraldPLUS program, you will visit the city of Freiburg, considered the ‘capital of the Black Forest’. Its lovely sights will leave you amazed. Alternatively, if you're feeling more active, you can join a guided bike tour in Breisach.
  • Guided tour of Freiburg with market tasting Embark on a guided city tour of Freiburg, known for its medieval minster and Renaissance university. Explore a lively city centre market, stopping to sample true Black Forest delicacies.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, it's time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of traditional cuckoo clocks and the Black Forest with you.
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMEMERALD

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The ship you sail on depends on which departure date you choose. Emerald Waterways has 4 ships that sail on this itinerary; (click on the Download PDF Deck/Cabin Plan to check them all out and don't forget to watch the videos)

  • Emerald Sky
  • Emerald Dawn
  • Emerald Star
  • Emerald Sun

Download PDF Deck/Cabin Plan