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Jewels of the Rhine 2021
Switzerland • France • Germany • the Netherlands
 11 Days • 23 Meals
Enjoy two nights and touring in the cosmopolitan city of Lucerne, Switzerland, set against the dramatic Swiss Alps. Then, embark on your modern river vessel sailing the romantic Rhine River. Attend a Black Forest Cake assembling presentation and tasting in Breisach and soak up Strasbourg’s beautiful architecture on a guided tour. Experience a wine-tasting in the medieval town of Heidelberg, continuing on to ancient Koblenz and modern Cologne, where you will enjoy a guided walking tour. Sail through the picturesque Dutch countryside before arriving in the modern and quintessentially Dutch city of Amsterdam, where you will enjoy a narrated glass-top canal boat cruise.

 Highlights
  • 23 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Visit four countries
  • Seven-nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel
  • All gratuities included
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Personal listening device for shore excursions
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
  • Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunches and dinners
  • Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment
  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore
  • All port charges included
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Lucerne
  • $55 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart the USA
Today you’ll depart the USA on your overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland.
Day 2  Zurich – Lucerne, Switzerland
Upon arrival in Zurich, transfer to your hotel in Lucerne to begin your Swiss adventure. The afternoon is at leisure to begin discovering your beautiful new surroundings. This evening, join your Mayflower representative and traveling companions for an included dinner at the hotel. Meal: D
Day 3  ucerne
After breakfast, an included walking tour highlights the city’s landmark, the famous 14thcentury Chapel Bridge with its paintings of heroic town events, that crosses the Reuss River. See the 17thcentury 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 4  Optional Excursion: Mt. Pilatus / Embark in Basel
Before departing for your ship in Basel, the day is free to enjoy at leisure or join the morning optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus – a mountain overlooking Lucerne that offers a unique alpine experience! This afternoon, travel by motorcoach to Basel, Switzerland for embarkation of your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner onboard. Meals: B, D DiscoverMORE: Mt. Pilatus (additional expense)
Day 5  Breisach, Germany
Today you have a choice to visit a typical Black Forest Village, full of charm, cuckoo clocks and other German specialties or, take part in a guided hike along some of the Black Forest trails. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldPLUS: Black Forest cake demonstration and tasting EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike in the Black Forest
Day 6  Strasbourg, France
Once docked in Kehl, coaches await to take you across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city 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 timber-framed 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 EmeraldPLUS: Guided Tour of Strasbourg
Day 7  Heidelberg, Germany
Enjoy the morning cruising to Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers. Travel by coach to Heidelberg for a wine tasting, visit to the ruins of Heidelberg Castle and walking tour of the city center. Alternatively, take part in an active hike to Heidelberg Hill. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: Hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg
Day 8  Koblenz
Cruise to the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz and enjoy a walking tour through the heart of the city. Stroll down cobblestone streets as you pass historic and picturesque sites. Visit the German monument at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, and enjoy idyllic panoramic views of the Rhine from Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Meals: B, L, D DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochem (Reichsburg) Castle Visit (additional expense)
Day 9  Cologne
Cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. Founded by the Romans, the city is one of Germany’s oldest and is famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic cathedral. Join your local guide for an included walking tour of the city as you learn how the air raids of WWII turned its streets into a blank canvas. The tour concludes at the cathedral, whose twin spires dominate the skyline. This evening, back onboard, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner. Meals: B, L, D
Day 10  Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This morning, relax during a glass-top canal boat cruise through Amsterdam’s canal system, viewing the medieval center of the city. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, embark on a guided bike tour to Waterland. Return to the ship in the afternoon to explore the city of Amsterdam at your leisure. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour to Waterland
Day 11  Amsterdam / USA
Bid farewell to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your European adventure and cruise along the Rhine River. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days Two & Three  Hotel Europe or similar, Lucerne, Switzerland
Days Four through ten  Aboard an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stateroom Category Deck Per Person twin Single Room Availability
May 10, 2021 Emerald Stateroom - E Riviera $4,299 add $2,795 Available
Emerald Stateroom - D Riviera $4,399 add $2,859
Panorama Balcony Suite - C Vista $4,949 add $3,219
Panorama Balcony Suite - B Vista $5,199 add $3,379
Panorama Balcony Suite - A Horizon $5,399 add $3,509
Grand Balcony Suite - S Horizon $5,799 N/A
Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite - SA Horizon $6,599 N/A
June 25, 2021* Emerald Stateroom - E Riviera $4,399 add $2,859 Available
Emerald Stateroom - D Riviera $4,499 add $2,925
Panorama Balcony Suite - C Vista $5,049 add $3,279
Panorama Balcony Suite - B Vista $5,299 add $3,449
Panorama Balcony Suite - A Horizon $5,499 add $3,579
Grand Balcony Suite - S Horizon $5,899 N/A
Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite - SA Horizon $6,699 N/A
June 30, 2021 Emerald Stateroom - E Riviera $4,299 add $2,795 Available
Emerald Stateroom - D Riviera $4,399 add $2,859
Panorama Balcony Suite - C Vista $4,949 add $3,219
Panorama Balcony Suite - B Vista $5,199 add $3,379
Panorama Balcony Suite - A Horizon $5,399 add $3,509
Grand Balcony Suite - S Horizon $5,799 N/A
Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite - SA Horizon $6,599 N/A
August 8, 2021 Emerald Stateroom - E Riviera $4,399 add $2,859 Available
Emerald Stateroom - D Riviera $4,499 add $2,925
Panorama Balcony Suite - C Vista $5,049 add $3,279
Panorama Balcony Suite - B Vista $5,299 add $3,449
Panorama Balcony Suite - A Horizon $5,499 add $3,579
Grand Balcony Suite - S Horizon $5,899 N/A
Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite - SA Horizon $6,699 N/A
August 16, 2021 Emerald Stateroom - E Riviera $4,399 add $2,859 Available
Emerald Stateroom - D Riviera $4,499 add $2,925
Panorama Balcony Suite - C Vista $5,049 add $3,279
Panorama Balcony Suite - B Vista $5,299 add $3,449
Panorama Balcony Suite - A Horizon $5,499 add $3,579
Grand Balcony Suite - S Horizon $5,899 N/A
Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite - SA Horizon $6,699 N/A
August 30, 2021 Emerald Stateroom - E Riviera $4,399 add $2,859 Available
Emerald Stateroom - D Riviera $4,499 add $2,925
Panorama Balcony Suite - C Vista $5,049 add $3,279
Panorama Balcony Suite - B Vista $5,299 add $3,449
Panorama Balcony Suite - A Horizon $5,499 add $3,579
Grand Balcony Suite - S Horizon $5,899 N/A
Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite - SA Horizon $6,699 N/A
September 28, 2021* Emerald Stateroom - E Riviera $4,399 add $2,859 Available
Emerald Stateroom - D Riviera $4,499 add $2,925
Panorama Balcony Suite - C Vista $5,049 add $3,279
Panorama Balcony Suite - B Vista $5,299 add $3,449
Panorama Balcony Suite - A Horizon $5,499 add $3,579
Grand Balcony Suite - S Horizon $5,899 N/A
Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite - SA Horizon $6,699 N/A
*Itinerary operates in reverse
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Call for schedules from your city to Amsterdam, the Netherlands returing from Zurich, Switzerland. Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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