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The Classic Rhine

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The Classic Rhine

From £1,695pp

Weaving through the centre of continental Europe, the Rhine gives access to a flurry of enriching destinations, linking world-renowned cities with captivating natural wonders. The Classic Rhine river cruise explores this natural passageway, transporting you from Amsterdam to Frankfurt over eight unforgettable days.

Your journey starts in Amsterdam, where you can take a guided tour of the famous Rijksmuseum – with its exquisite collection of Old Masters – or see the sights like a local on an EmeraldACTIVE cycling tour, encompassing Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, Dam Square, and Rembrandt House.

Travelling East, visit Xanten, where you can pay homage to the Roman Archaeological Park on an EmeraldPLUS excursion. Built around 98AD, this fascinating heritage site boasts the best-preserved Romanesque structures in northern Europe. From Xanten, Andernach beckons, offering yet more cultural immersion at the prestigious Geysir Museum.

Entering the flow of the charming Moselle, you’ll visit the beautiful medieval town of Cochem, whose quaint cobblestone streets lie in the shadow of the mighty Reichsburg Castle, where you’ll enjoy a fascinating guided tour.

From Cochem, we travel to Bernkastel, where an EmeraldPLUS excursion allows you to sample the region’s delicious sparkling Riesling. The final leg takes you through the Moselle Valley to Mainz, for your final transfer to Frankfurt.

What’s included On Board

  • Complimentary Wine, Beer and soft drinks to accompany Lunch & Dinner
  • All on board meals
  • Indoor pool, that transforms into a cinema at night
  • Spacious accommodation
  • Coffee station
  • Bottled water re stocked daily in your suite
  • Included shore excursions
  • Visits to UNESCO World Heritage listed sites
  • Emerald Plus and Emerald Active, extra special excursions
  • First class service form an English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • On board bicycles
  • All on board Gratuities
  • Return economy flights from a choice of UK airports
  • all internal airport transfers to and from your ship
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Day 1 - Amsterdam

Return economy flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh are included in the price of your holiday.

Please call for details on other regional departures available from selected UK airports at a supplement from £49 per person.

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 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.

Day 1 - Amsterdam

Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam

This morning you can decide to either enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum or a guided bike tour.

Return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River.

Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour.

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Xanten

Cruise along the Rhine River to Xanten, where you will have a unique chance to visit the Roman Archaeological Park that was built around 98 A.D. Some buildings have been partly reconstructed, while others have been rebuilt and furnished to give visitors an idea of what the settlement was like back in those days.

Original remains of Roman buildings also remain intact.

EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the Roman Archaeological Park

Day 3 - Xanten

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Andernach

The idyllic landscape of the Rhine Valley is home to the Andernach Geyser, a natural phenomenon and world’s tallest cold water geyser.

Visit the Geysir Centre and take a boat ride to the Namedyer Werth peninsula to experience the hissing and gurgling sound when the geyser erupts, sending water up to 60 metres in the air.

EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the Geysir Museum and site
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

Day 4 - Andernach

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 Cochem

The medieval town of Cochem is considered to be a hidden gem on the Moselle River.

Your guided tour will pass by enchanting buildings on cobble stoned streets, which will make you feel like you are part of a story book. The epic finale of the tour is a visit to the Reichsburg castle.

Discover More: Guided Walk of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (extra expense)

Day 5 Cochem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Bernkastel

Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416.

Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village. On this morning’s guided walking tour, stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate.

EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting
Discover More: Guided Tour of Trier – (extra expense)

Day 6 - Bernkastel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Sailing through the Moselle

Today cruise the beautiful Moselle Valley back into the Rhine River. Measuring 545 kilometres, the Moselle is one of the Rhine’s longest tributaries and forms the natural frontier between Germany and Luxembourg.

Relax on board; take in the sights from the Sun Deck, enjoy a dip in the Club Pool

or join

EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour along the river banks while the ship sails (active fitness level).
EmeraldACTIVE: Morning guided bike tour from Bernkastel to Traben Trarbach (22 KM)

Day 7 - Sailing through the Moselle

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 Mainz - Frankfurt - UK

After breakfast, you will disembark your ship in Mainz and transfer to the airport in Frankfurt for your homebound flight.

Your flight to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh is included in the price of your holiday.

 

Breakfast

Emerald Star Exterior

Emerald Waterways’ fleet of Star-Ships perfectly marry modern design with deluxe comfort for their guests. The fleet has been responsibly designed to match and complement the eternal flow of the rivers.

The Emerald Star built in 2014 was the first of the Emerald Star Ships to be built and benefits from 72 generously-proportioned suites and 20 staterooms.  The five sister vessels (Sun, Sky, Star, Dawn, Destiny), boast a capacity of 182 guests apiece, 47 crew and all contain a selection of excellent amenities and features.

The Sun Deck of the ships also boasts a retractable glass roof which provides seasonal protection for the pool, cinema and Riverview Lounge below. Whether you wish to undertake a few lengths before breakfast in the heated pool or enjoy a Hollywood classic in the cinema, the choice is yours.

Book one of the Balcony Suites, found on the Vista and Horizon Decks, and you’ll enjoy unparalleled views from the spacious private balconies – a truly invigorating start to another day on Europe’s beautiful waterways.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Spacious staterooms and suites
  • Indoor Heated Pool with retractable roof
  • Evening cinema
  • Complimentary speciality tea and coffee
  • Sun Deck with seating area and walking track
  • Putting Green
  • Complimentary Bicycles
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Wellness Area
  • Hairdresser *
  • Dedicated cruise director
  • Al Fresco Dining & BBQ area
  • Lift
  • Games Area
 * payable locally

Accommodation & Amenities

92 elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 162-310 ft².  Most accommodations have a open air balcony.  Try one of the 4 One-Bedroom Owner’s Suites at 310 sq ft²  with their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the suite.  An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements such as in suite breakfast and canapes, a larger sitting area with two chairs.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

One Bedroom Owner’s Suites

315 ft² – Horizon (Upper) Deck

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system and sliding glass door
  • Separate bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and separate lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary in-suite Mini-Bar with wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and use of an iPad
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with pillow menu
  • Safe and Telephone
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table
Emerald Waterways Space Ship One Bedroom Owners Suite
Emerald Waterways Space Ship Grand Balcony Suite

Cat. S – Grand Balcony Suites

210 ft² – Horizon (Upper) Deck

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system and sliding glass doors
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
  • In-suite mini-bar available at own expense, complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with pillow menu
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Two items of laundry a day

Cat. A, B & C Panorama Balcony Suites

180 ft² – Horizon & Vista (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Indoor balcony with open-air system and sliding glass door
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Emerald Waterways Space Ship Lower Deck Stateroom

Cat. D & E Staterooms

162 ft² – Riviera (Lower) Deck

  • Picture window (150cm x 34cm) which does not open
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge

Cat. ES Single Staterooms

117 ft² – Riviera (Lower) Deck

  • Picture window which does not open
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Single Bed
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Emerald Waterways Star Ship Single Cabin
Emerald Waterways Emerald Sky Exterior

Emerald Waterways’ fleet of Star-Ships perfectly marry modern design with deluxe comfort for their guests. The fleet has been responsibly designed to match and complement the eternal flow of the rivers.

The Emerald Sky built in 2014 was one of the first of the Emerald Star Ships to be built and benefits from 72 generously-proportioned suites and 20 staterooms.  The five sister vessels (Sun, Sky, Star, Dawn, Destiny), boast a capacity of 182 guests apiece, 47 crew and all contain a selection of excellent amenities and features.

The Sun Deck of the ships also boasts a retractable glass roof which provides seasonal protection for the pool, cinema and Riverview Lounge below. Whether you wish to undertake a few lengths before breakfast in the heated pool or enjoy a Hollywood classic in the cinema, the choice is yours.

Book one of the Balcony Suites, found on the Vista and Horizon Decks, and you’ll enjoy unparalleled views from the spacious private balconies – a truly invigorating start to another day on Europe’s beautiful waterways.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Spacious staterooms and suites
  • Indoor Heated Pool with retractable roof
  • Evening cinema
  • Complimentary speciality tea and coffee
  • Sun Deck with seating area and walking track
  • Putting Green
  • Complimentary Bicycles
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Wellness Area
  • Hairdresser *
  • Dedicated cruise director
  • Al Fresco Dining & BBQ area
  • Lift
  • Games Area
 * payable locally

Accommodation & Amenities

92 elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 162-310 ft².  Most accommodations have a open air balcony.  Try one of the 4 One-Bedroom Owner’s Suites at 310 sq ft²  with their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the suite.  An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements such as in suite breakfast and canapes, a larger sitting area with two chairs.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

One Bedroom Owner’s Suites

315 ft² – Horizon (Upper) Deck

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system and sliding glass door
  • Separate bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and separate lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary in-suite Mini-Bar with wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and use of an iPad
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with pillow menu
  • Safe and Telephone
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table
Emerald Waterways Space Ship One Bedroom Owners Suite
Emerald Waterways Space Ship Grand Balcony Suite

Cat. S – Grand Balcony Suites

210 ft² – Horizon (Upper) Deck

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system and sliding glass doors
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
  • In-suite mini-bar available at own expense, complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with pillow menu
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Two items of laundry a day

Cat. A, B & C Panorama Balcony Suites

180 ft² – Horizon & Vista (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Indoor balcony with open-air system and sliding glass door
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Emerald Waterways Space Ship Lower Deck Stateroom

Cat. D & E Staterooms

162 ft² – Riviera (Lower) Deck

  • Picture window (150cm x 34cm) which does not open
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge

Cat. ES Single Staterooms

117 ft² – Riviera (Lower) Deck

  • Picture window which does not open
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Single Bed
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Emerald Waterways Star Ship Single Cabin

Why Choose This Cruise?

Emerald Waterways are a new entrant to the river cruise market and sit as Scenic’s premium river cruise sister company.  Ships are brand new and very contemporary in style and the river cruising is very relaxed.  A very welcome inclusion to the premium, luxury market.  A holiday to enjoy.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jul 20Emerald SkyAmsterdam£1695SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed Windows£1695  
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckSingle Stateroom117 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2495  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2695  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite210 ft², Outside Balcony£3195  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£3895  
Aug 19Emerald StarAmsterdam£2295SAVE £700Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckSingle Stateroom117 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2295  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2495  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite210 ft², Outside Balcony£2995  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£3695  
Sep 23Emerald StarAmsterdam£2395SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckSingle Stateroom117 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2395  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite210 ft², Outside Balcony£2895  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£3595  


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

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