The Majestic Rhine: 7-Nights

Price $4095 $3995 8 Days/7 Nights
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The Majestic Rhine: 7-Nights

$4095 $3995 per person


*Prices are CAD per person, based on 2 people sharing. From price shown is the lead in rate for April 2025 departures, and the discounted rate includes the member benefit. Additional offers will apply when available.  

Discover the beauty of the Rhineland and its many evocative heritage destinations with an 8-day river cruise on the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers. Transporting you from Frankfurt to Basel, encounter historic towns like Koblenz and Heidelberg, and cruise through the majestic landscapes of the inimitable Rhine Gorge.

The Rhine, Main, and Moselle rivers showcase the historic destinations and rich cultures of southern Germany. From Rudesheim, with its delicious signature coffee and Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, to the haunting Roman ruins of Baden Baden, tucked away in the enigmatic Black Forest, this 8-day river cruise offers immersive cultural encounters at every turn.

Throughout your journey experience a range of enriching excursions, including a hand-picked selection of EmeraldACTIVE and EmeraldPLUS activities – helping you experience more on these captivating waterways.

Hike to the imposing castle of Altes Schloss in Baden Baden, experience the captivating medieval beauty of Strasbourg on a guided canal boat tour, and cycle amid the cosy streets and half-timbered houses in Colmar, one of the most enchanting towns in the picturesque Alsace region of northern France.

With time spent on three captivating waterways, The Majestic Rhine river cruise promises an enthralling journey through the heart of Europe.

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
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 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

Frankfurt to Basel Sailings
June 30
July 14
Basel to Frankfurt Sailings
June 23
July 7
Frankfurt to Basel Sailings
April 22
May 6
September 7
Basel to Frankfurt Sailings
April 15, 29
August 31
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Departure City
    Basel, Switzerland
  • Activity Level
  • Passenger Limit
Frankfurt – Mainz
Welcome to Frankfurt, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Mainz. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.
Meals Provided: Dinner
Rüdesheim is a charming town that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of Germany; where stalls adorned with cuckoo clocks captivate and live oompah bands playing in beer gardens during the summer months entertain. Today, ride the Winzerexpress to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum. Located in a 15th century knight’s tower, the vaulted ceilings and painted frescoes are home to exhibits of rare music boxes. EmeraldEXCURSION: A visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The ancient city of Koblenz is the gateway to the Rhine Gorge. Once a Roman stronghold, the area is now full of postcard-worthy parks and flowers. These are yours to discover today during a guided tour of the city, including the German Corner, where the Moselle meets the Rhine. This confluence is best viewed during a cable car ride across the water to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Valley. Later, sail through the Rhine Gorge and soak in the breathtaking vistas along the way.
  • Bike tour in Koblenz
  • Walking tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg
German Romanticism often depicts idealistic cityscapes and fairytale-like scenes, full of Baroque buildings and charming narrow streets. It’s easy to see why so many of the most notable poets and composers of the era lost themselves to the beauty of Heidelberg. Your guided tour of the historic university town will start in the grounds of Heidelberg Castle, once a royal residence. Pass by some of the town’s main highlights, including the oldest university in Germany or, alternatively, hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg for awe-inspiring panoramas. Guided tour of Heidelberg Enjoy a guided tour of Heidelberg, the historic university town, starting in the grounds of Heidelberg Castle, once a royal residence and visit some of the town’s main highlights. Hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rastatt – Baden-Baden
This morning, a coach will take you from where the ship is docked in Rastatt to whimsical Baden-Baden, a spa town that has been frequented by celebrities and royalty for centuries. If you’re feeling active, you can embark on a guided hike to Altes Schloss, a fascinating castle ruin full of hidden dungeons and winding staircases. Enjoy panoramic views of the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley as you trace the footsteps of former residents. Alternatively, enjoy a guided walking tour of Baden-Baden, soaking in the nostalgic elegant boutiques and timeless gardens before entering The Baden- Baden Casino, a favourite of silent film star Marlene Dietrich. Guided hike to Altes Schloss Join your guide on an active hike to the 12th century Altes Schloss. With its dungeons and winding staircase, you can walk the footsteps of former residents during this exhilarating excursion. Entrance to Casino Baden-Baden Guided walking tour of Baden-Baden
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kehl - Strasbourg
This morning, we’ll dock in Kehl and take a coach transfer to the medieval capital of France’s Alsace Region, Strasbourg. The best way to discover Strasbourg’s charm is via its quaint waterways, so today we’ll embark on an EmeraldPLUS traditional canal boat tour. Relax as you pass through petite France, full of storybook canals, half-timbered houses and narrow lanes. Witness the covered bridges and the Vauban Dam before reaching the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Neustadt imperial quarter, a place where many of Strasbourg’s administrative buildings are based. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore at leisure. Canal boat tour in Strasbourg
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breisach - Colmar
Commence your magical morning with a tour to Colmar. As you walk down the cobblestone lanes, it’s easy to imagine the characters from the Grimms’ Fairy Tales here, where halftimbered façades are adorned with window boxes full of colourful blooms. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour from Breisach to Colmar.
  • Guided bike tour to Colmar
  • Guided tour of Colmar

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Basel Disembarkation – Zurich
After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to Zurich Airport, taking memories of the picturesque Rhine Gorge with you.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 2 ships that sail on this itinerary; (click on the Download PDF Deck/Cabin Plan to check them out and don't forget to watch the video)

  • Emerald Star
  • Emerald Sun

Download PDF Deck/Cabin Plan