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April 6-16, 2023

Tulip Time On Jewels of the Rhine

Sail through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland aboard a luxurious Emerald River Cruise Star Ship.


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Tulip time on jewels of the rhine

April 6 – 16, 2023

the Netherlands • Germany • France • Switzerland

DAY 1 Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

DAY 2 Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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 Cruises Star-Ship. Become acquainted with the amenities of your ship, or begin exploring the city. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner onboard.

Meal: D

DAY 3 Amsterdam

This morning, depart by coach for an included visit to Keukenhof Gardens. Discover why it’s called the ‘Garden of Europe’ as you admire gorgeous flowers at the peak of tulip season. Return to the ship for your first day cruising through the Dutch countryside, passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and gala dinner.

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 4 Cologne, Germany

Cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. Founded by the Romans, the city is one of Germany’s oldest and famous for its magnificent World Heritage listed gothic cathedral. This afternoon upon arrival, join your local guide for an included walking tour of the city, touching on the historical charm of the Old Town. Traverse quaint alleyways and see historic monuments. The tour concludes at the cathedral, whose twin spires dominate the skyline. A visit to a botanical garden is also included.
Meals: B, L, D

DiscoverMORE: Farina Eau de Cologne Museum (additional expense)

DAY 5 Koblenz

Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Enjoy a walking tour of Koblenz and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress by cable car on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defense against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the
American military during WWII. This afternoon, sail through the spectacular UNESCO World-Heritage listed Rhine Gorge. Pass countless medieval castles and vineyards lining the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities around every bend. See the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, built on an island in the middle of the
river as a medieval toll station.

Meals: B, L, D

DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochem (Reichsburg) Castle Visit (additional expense)
NOTE: You can choose either the included tour of Koblenz OR the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours operate at the same time.

DAY 6 Ludwigshafen – Schwetzingen, Germany

Relax onboard as the vessel cruises along the Rhine River to Ludwigshafen. Upon arrival travel by coach to visit Schwetzingen Palace. Visit the beautiful gardens, maintained in their original design, and today are a cultural heritage site of European significance.

Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike through a vineyard in Bad Durkheim
DiscoverMORE: Evening Concert at Bruchsal Palace (additional expense)

DAY 7 Kehl / Strasbourg, France

Once docked in Kehl, travel by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region in France. Your guided walking tour includes the Grande Île – the historical city center and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known for its medieval black and white timberframed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstone buildings, canals and river locks, the city’s star attraction is the cathedral, dominating the main square.

Meals: B, L, D

DiscoverMORE: Tour of Riquewihr (additional expense)

DAY 8 Breisach, Germany

Experience the ‘tale of two cities’ divided by the Rhine (Breisach, Germany) and Neuf-Breisach (France). During the guided visit to these two wonderful gems on the Rhine River, you’ll pass the main sights and attractions, one of which is the UNESCO World Heritage fortress overlooking Neuf-Breisach.

Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldPLUS: A tale of two cities divided by the Rhine
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour in Breisach
DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Riquewihr (additional expense)

DAY 9 Basel, Switzerland – Lucerne

After breakfast, disembark the ship in Basel and begin your Swiss adventure.

Depart by coach to Lucerne, a picturesque town surrounded by mountains and meadows. An included walking tour highlights the city’s landmark – the famous 14th-century Chapel Bridge. See the 17th-century Renaissance Town Hall and town squares, all set amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Swiss Alps. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meal: B

DAY 10 Lucerne

Your last day is left free of planned activities. Explore on your own, or join the optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus – a mountain overlooking Lucerne that offers a unique alpine experience! This evening, get together for an included dinner at the hotel.

Meals: B, D

DiscoverMORE: Mt. Pilatus (additional expense)

DAY 11 Lucerne / USA

Bid ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your European adventure and cruise along the Rhine River during tulip time.

Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

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