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Springtime on the Rhine & Moselle

A relaxing journey along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers from the Low Countries to Switzerland aboard the MS Royal Emerald

  • 15 April 2019
  • 27 April 2019
  • History and Culture
  • Strasbourg

Join us for our journey along Germany’s lovely rivers. The mighty Rhine, for so long one of Europe’s main trading routes contrasts beautifully with our exploration of the Moselle, surely one of the most beautiful rivers in all Europe. We will also visit the historic city of Heidelberg on the Neckar River, one of Europe’s great seats of learning. Most trips on offer along the Rhine are based on four to six days and concentrate on only one section of the river. Here you have a most comprehensive journey including as it does some of the most interesting places in the Netherlands, combined with the great wine producing areas along the Moselle and the historic cities of Cologne and the enchanting resort of Baden-Baden. Added to these riches is a visit to Strasbourg in France, a fascinating place in the delightful Alsace region.

This detailed look at two of Europe’s great rivers offers a captivating and romantic journey. The scenery is stunning and makes an excellent combination with the artistic riches we shall see along the way from the wonderful collections on show in the museums and galleries to the fairy tale castles and Medieval charms of the towns and villages along the rivers. This promises to be a most rewarding journey.

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  • Itinerary Highlights

    • Discover the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
    • Experience a wine tasting in Bernkastel
    • Viist the mighty Cathedrals of Speyer and Cologne
    • See the 18th century houses & twin spires of Basle Minster
    • Sail along two of the most beautiful rivers in Europe
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Royal Emerald

Royal Emerald

‘We are delighted to have chartered the MS Royal Emerald for a series of river cruises along Europe’s main waterways in 2019. This elegant vessel was built in 2008 and offers a range of luxurious and comfortable suites, the majority with outdoor balconies. The atmosphere on board is friendly and welcoming and with its expansive Sun Deck there is ample opportunity to watch the world gently pass by as you relax on board your floating hotel’.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Fly by scheduled flight. On arrival, transfer and embark the MS Royal Emerald. Welcome Drinks and Dinner on board. Moor overnight.

Day 2 - Amsterdam.

Explore the city of the ‘Golden Age’ on an excursion which will include the incomparable Rijksmuseum with its splendid collection of old masters. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore independently before we set sail this evening.

Day 3 - Arnhem.

Arrive this morning into Arnhem and after breakfast join an excursion to the memorable Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’; this renovated building houses the world’s largest collection of militaria from Operation Market Garden. It is so called due to it being the headquarters of the British airborne troops during World War II, although the building’s history dates back to as early as 1728 when its first use was as an Inn. Return to the MS Royal Emerald for lunch and this afternoon either choose to explore Arnhem independently or join an optional excursion to the Kröller-Müller Museum which houses the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world and masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Return to the vessel and sail in the evening towards Germany.

Day 4 - Cologne, Germany.

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as we cruise along the Rhine, arriving in Cologne after lunch. On our guided tour we will include a walk along the river promenade and through the old town to the magnificent cathedral, the largest in Germany.

Day 5 - Cochem.

Relax this morning and enjoy the lovely scenery of the Moselle Valley as we make our way to Cochem, where we will arrive in the early afternoon. The town of Cochem is famous for its 11th century Schloss and the Reichsburg, set impressively on a tree clad hill above a bend of the river. On our guided tour, walk along its winding Medieval streets and see the Baroque Town Hall. Sail this evening.

Day 6 - Bernkastel.

Arrive in the early morning in the heart of the Moselle Valley. We will explore lovely Bernkastel and sample some of the locally produced wine. Return to the MS Royal Emerald and spend a leisurely afternoon on board enjoying the views along the meandering valley.

Day 7 - Rudesheim.

Enjoy a morning of cruising as we leave the Moselle and head back for the Rhine. This section of river is regarded by many as the most romantic with its cliff hugging castles and vine clad hills. This afternoon we will reach Rudesheim, a colourful riverside town. Here you can explore the cobblestone streets of the Drosselgasse and take a mini-train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. Return to the MS Royal Emerald and this evening sail past the city of Mainz where the Rhine meets the Main.

Day 8 - Heidelberg.

From our berth in Mannheim, we will visit the picturesque and romantic city of Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university, dating back to 1386. A morning tour will include the castle, a dramatically sited red sandstone ruin that dominates the city, the old town with its famous market place and the city gates. Return to the ship for lunch and some free time. Sail overnight to Speyer.

Day 9 - Speyer & Baden-Baden.

This morning join a guided walking tour of the handsome town of Speyer, including the mighty cathedral. This Romanesque basilica was founded by Emperor Conrad II in 1030 and is one of the largest and most impressive edifices in Germany. After lunch on board drive to the spa town of Baden-Baden. This beautiful belle-epoch resort is one of Germany’s best kept secrets. The spa assembly rooms and famously elegant casino form the focal point of the town, both architecturally and socially. The old quarter is full of elegant houses, exclusive boutiques and cafés and is fully pedestrianised. After our guided tour there will be some free time to wander around this remarkable town which somehow manages to retain its old world charm and yet be very much of the 21st century. Return to your ship in Speyer and sail in the early evening towards Strasbourg.

Day 10 - Strasbourg, France.

Today, we cross to the other side of the Rhine and enter France. A morning guided tour will introduce us to the delights of Strasbourg including the fascinating old quarter. Start with the Quai de la Petite France where the River Ill splits into a number of canals, see the Ponts Couverts, a series of wooden bridges dating back to the 13th century, the Place Gutenberg and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the tallest Medieval building in Europe.

Day 11 - Breisach, Germany.

This morning we arrive in Breisach, gateway to the Black Forest. After breakfast enjoy an excursion through the area’s mountain landscape, meadows and dense forest. This afternoon is at leisure in the pretty town of Breisach before we sail this evening towards Basle.

Day 12 - Basle, Switzerland.

Arrive in Switzerland at breakfast time and moor in Basle, the nation’s second largest city. Our morning excursion will take us to the old market square with its brightly painted Town Hall and along Minster Hill, past many handsome 18th century houses to the Minster with its slender twin spires. The oldest parts of the building date between the 9th and 13th centuries, although much was rebuilt in the Gothic style after the 1356 earthquake.

Day 13 - Basle to London.

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return scheduled flight to London.

Basle to Amsterdam

Day 1 - London to Basle, Switzerland.

Fly by scheduled flight and transfer to the MS Royal Emerald for embarkation. Moor overnight in Basle.

Day 2 - Basle.

After breakfast depart for our excursion that will take us to the old market square with its brightly painted Town Hall and along Minster Hill, past many handsome 18th century houses to the Minster with its slender twin spires. The oldest parts of the building date between the 9th and 13th centuries, although much was rebuilt in the Gothic style after the 1356 earthquake. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before we set sail in the early evening towards Breisach.

Day 3 - Breisach, Germany.

Arrive in Breisach this morning, gateway to the Black Forest. After breakfast enjoy an excursion through the area’s mountain landscape, meadows and dense forest. Return to the MS Royal Emerald for lunch and enjoy an afternoon at leisure for independent sightseeing ashore. Later we sail on to Strasbourg.

Day 4 - Strasbourg, France.

A morning guided tour will introduce us to the delights of Strasbourg including the fascinating old quarter. Start with the Quai de la Petite France where the River Ill splits into a number of canals, see the Ponts Couverts, a series of wooden bridges dating back to the 13th century, the Place Gutenberg and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the tallest Medieval building in Europe. Sail in the early evening.

Day 5 - Speyer & Baden-Baden, Germany.

After breakfast join a walking tour of the handsome town of Speyer, including the mighty cathedral. This Romanesque basilica was founded by Emperor Conrad II in 1030 and is one of the largest and most impressive edifices in Germany. After lunch on board drive to the spa town of Baden-Baden. This beautiful belle-epoch resort is one of Germany’s best kept secrets. The spa assembly rooms and famously elegant casino form the focal point of the town, both architecturally and socially. The old quarter is full of elegant houses, exclusive boutiques and cafés and is fully pedestrianised. After our guided tour there will be free time to wander around this remarkable town which somehow manages to retain its old world charm and yet be very much of the 21st century. Return to your ship in Speyer and sail in the early evening towards Mannheim for an overnight mooring.

Day 6 - Heidelberg.

From our berth in Mannheim, we visit picturesque and romantic Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university, dating back to 1386. A morning tour will include the castle, a dramatically sited red sandstone ruin that dominates the city, the old town with its famous market place and the city gates. Return to the ship for lunch and this afternoon we set sail to Rudesheim, arriving for an overnight mooring.

Day 7 - Rudesheim.

This morning we explore the cobblestone streets of this colourful riverside town, and take a mini-train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. Return to the MS Royal Emerald and this afternoon relax on board as we cruise along a section of river which is regarded by many as the most romantic with its cliff hugging castles and vine clad hills.

Day 8 - Bernkastel.

Enjoy a leisurely morning on board as we continue sailing to Bernkastel in the Moselle Valley. On arrival in the afternoon we will explore this lovely town, and sample some of the locally produced wine. We moor overnight in this beautiful location.

Day 9 - Cochem.

Relax this morning and enjoy the lovely scenery of the Moselle Valley as we make our way to Cochem, where we will arrive in the early afternoon. The town of Cochem is famous for its 11th century Schloss and the Reichsburg, set impressively on a tree clad hill above a bend of the river. On our guided tour, walk along its winding Medieval streets and see the Baroque Town Hall. Sail in the late evening.

Day 10 - Cologne.

Enjoy a relaxing morning as we cruise down the Rhine, arriving in Cologne after lunch. On our guided tour we will include a walk along the river promenade and through the old town to the magnificent cathedral, the largest in Germany.

Day 11 - Arnhem, Netherlands.

Arrive this morning into Arnhem. After breakfast on board join an excursion to the memorable Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’; this renovated building houses the world’s largest collection of militaria from Operation Market Garden. It is so called due to it being the headquarters of the British airborne troops during World War II, although the building’s history dates back to as early as 1728 when its first use was as an Inn. Return to the ship for lunch and this afternoon either choose to explore Arnhem independently or join an optional excursion to the Kroller-Muller Museum which houses the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world and masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Return to your ship and sail in the evening towards Amsterdam.

Day 12 - Amsterdam.

Explore the city of the ‘Golden Age’ on an excursion which will include the incomparable Rijksmuseum with its splendid collection of old masters. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore independently before our Farewell Dinner on board this evening.

Day 13 - Amsterdam to London.

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the scheduled flight to London.

Dates and Prices

SPECIAL OFFER – SAVE £200 PER PERSON FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Prices per person based on double occupancy
15 to 27 April 2019
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
1 Standard Suite £3195 £2995
2 Balcony Suite £3495 £3295
3 Deluxe Balcony Suite £3595 £3395
4 Junior Balcony Suite £3995 £3795
5 Royal Balcony Suite £4395 £4195
1 Standard Suite for sole use £3195 £2995
2 Balcony Suite for sole use £3495 £3295
3 Deluxe Balcony for sole use £3595 £3395

Basle to Amsterdam

Prices per person based on double occupancy
27 April 2019 to 9 May 2019
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
1 Standard Suite £3195 £2995
2 Balcony Suite £3495 £3295
3 Deluxe Balcony Suite £3595 £3395
4 Junior Balcony Suite £3995 £3795
5 Royal Balcony Suite £4395 £4195
1 Standard Suite for sole use £3195 £2995
2 Balcony Suite for sole use £3495 £3295
3 Deluxe Balcony for sole use £3595 £3395

Tour Reference Code: RCRM150419/RCRM270419

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • 12 nights aboard the MS Royal Emerald on full board basis • House wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Shore excursions • Gratuities • Cruise Director • Tour Manager • Guest Speaker • Transfers • Port taxes • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, optional excursion to the Kröller-Müller Museum.

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Royal Emerald

‘We are delighted to have chartered the MS Royal Emerald for a series of river cruises along Europe’s main waterways in 2019. This elegant vessel was built in 2008 and offers a range of luxurious and comfortable suites, the majority with outdoor balconies. The atmosphere on board is friendly and welcoming and with its expansive Sun Deck there is ample opportunity to watch the world gently pass by as you relax on board your floating hotel’.

 
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Open Air Lounge
    Open Air Lounge
  • Bar
    Bar
  • Category 2 - Balcony Suite
    Category 2 - Balcony Suite
  • Category 5 - Diamond Deck
    Category 5 - Diamond Deck
  • Your Suite

    There are five grades of cabin categories:

    Royal Balcony Suites (Category 5: 314-317) are situated on the Diamond Deck and measure 300 to 315 square feet and offer an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

    Junior Balcony Suites (Category 4: 201-202 & 301-302) are situated on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 250 square feet. All have a private, full length balcony and stylish ensuite bathroom featuring a large vanity basin and spacious shower.

    Deluxe Balcony Suites (Category 3: 303-312 and 203-212) are situated in prime locations on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 225 square feet. These suites offer a full length outdoor balcony, ensuite bathroom and are tastefully designed.

    Balcony Suites (Cat 2: 318-335 and 214-235) are located on Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 205 square feet. They feature a full length outdoor balcony, ensuite bathroom and comfortable facilities.

    Standard Suites (Cat 1: 100-112, 114-115 & 117) are located on the Jewel Deck and measure 160 square feet, and offer a spacious and clever layout to maximise your comfort. Windows in these cabins are picture windows, elevated to standing-height view and there is no balcony.

  • Your Space

    Spread over four decks, the onboard facilities include the Crystal Dining Room which is situated on the Sapphire Deck and serves delicious fare in a comfortable setting with open seating throughout. The Panorama Lounge & Bar is situated on the Diamond Deck and is a convivial social space with large floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows which create a bright and airy ambience. On the spacious Sun Deck there is plenty of deck furniture where you can relax in the shade or enjoy the pleasant weather. There is also a Walking Track for those who wish to keep fit. To add to your comfort, the ship also offers a gift shop, a lift between the Sapphire and Diamond Decks and a Wellness Area on Jewel Deck.

  • Your Dining

    Meals are always taken in an open seating arrangement to allow you to meet and mingle with your fellow travellers. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style and feature hot and cold dishes whereas dinner is served at your table. The cuisine is a selection of regional specialties and international dishes. House wine/beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner. There is also a 24 hour tea & coffee station. A complimentary bottle of water is placed in all cabins and replenished each day and small water bottles are provided to take with you on shore excursions.

  • Life Onboard

    The vessel offers luxury and elegance in smart and refined surroundings, ensuring a welcoming and informal atmosphere on board. The friendly crew of 48 will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout. A daily briefing by the Cruise Director will offer information on the next day’s activities and English-speaking local guides provide insider knowledge into the local culture, horticulture, architecture, and history.

  • Ship Directory

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    We are delighted you have chosen the MS Royal Emerald for your upcoming river voyage. Built in 2008, the MS Royal Emerald is an elegant river vessel accommodating up to 171 guests in spacious suites, the majority of which feature balconies. The vessel has been designed for luxury and comfort with stylishly furnished suites, a delightful restaurant and a bright and airy bar area with large floor-to ceiling panoramic windows.

    The atmosphere on board is relaxed and informal so that once you embark you will feel immediately at home. The ship’s experienced staff are friendly and welcoming, and you will enjoy impeccable service on board.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    All cabins and public rooms have air conditioning.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do should an emergency occur.

    ALTERATIONS TO THE SCHEDULE

    Our planned schedule may have to be changed at short notice due to weather conditions, technical reasons or decisions by the local harbour masters. Should there be any alterations, the Captain or Cruise Director will inform you of the changes.

    ALL ABOARD

    The Daily Programme specifies the ship’s arrival and departure times in the ports visited each day. When participating in shore excursions, the tour guides will ensure that you return to the ship in time for departure. Should you decide to explore on your own, please return to the ship no later than the ALL ABOARD time indicated on that day’s Daily Programme.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and the Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest. You will be able to hear these announcements on the ship’s Sun Deck, in your cabin and in public areas.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner are included in your holiday price. For other drinks consumed throughout your journey you will receive a final bill to settle at the end of the voyage. Complimentary tea and coffee are available 24 hours a day from the self-service drinks station in the Panorama Lounge. Complimentary bottles of mineral water will be placed in your cabin daily and near reception to take with you on the excursion. Tap water on board is filtered and suitable for drinking.

    BOUTIQUE/SHOP

    There is a small shop selling a selection of souvenirs and postcards, located near to reception on the Diamond Deck.

    SUITE FACILITIES

    All of the 86 suites are equipped with air conditioning/heating, closets, drawers, a safe, hairdryer, Samsung HD TV, bathrobes, slippers and a mini bar that is replenished as and when required. The beds can be configured as twin or double and the perfectly appointed bathrooms feature the very latest shower and wet-room technology, as well as a selection of L’Occitane toiletries. Closets vary in size by cabin category but have plentiful hangers, shelf and drawer space. Suites in Categories 2 to 6 feature private balconies fitted with the pioneering sun lounge screen (a glass enclosed seating area, which can be transformed into a balcony at the push of a button). Category 1 Standard Suites have elevated picture windows (no balcony) and more compact bathrooms. All suites have complimentary access to a high speed Wi-Fi system.

    SUITE SIZES

    The ship has six grades of suite categories:

    Category 1: Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck and measure 160 square feet. They have an ensuite bathroom (with shower) and are cleverly designed to give a spacious feel and maximum comfort. Windows in these cabins are picture windows, elevated to standing-height view (no balcony).

    Category 2: Balcony Suites are located on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 205 square feet. These suites also feature a full length outdoor balcony, ensuite bathroom (with shower) and comfortable facilities.

    Category 3: Deluxe Balcony Suites are situated in prime locations on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 225 square feet. These suites offer a full length outdoor balcony, ensuite bathroom (with shower) and are tastefully designed.

    Category 4: Junior Balcony Suites are situated on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 250 square feet. They all have a private full length balcony and stylish ensuite bathrooms, featuring a high-sided bathtub, shower, and large vanity basin.

    Category 5: Royal Balcony Suites are situated on the Diamond Deck and measure 300-315 square feet and offer an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom with shower and bathtub.

    Category 6: Royal Panorama Suites are situated at the aft of the Diamond Deck and, at 325 square feet, are the largest on the ship. Enjoy panoramic views of the passing scenery through the floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin, as well as an outside balcony. There is also sitting area with a sofa and an ensuite bathroom with a larger shower.

    COMMUNICATION

    The vessel is equipped with a direct-dial mobile (GSM) communications system. You can be contacted on board on this number: Tel + 49 152 2290 6939 (subject to charge).

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    Throughout your cruise you will be accompanied by a Noble Caledonia Cruise Director and Tour Managers who will be happy to assist you with any queries or requests.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board the ship is the Euro. All passengers will have their own ship account, which allows you to sign a chit for all purchases and services throughout your cruise. You may then settle your bill by Visa, Mastercard, Maestro or cash (Euros only) at the end of the cruise. Personal cheques are not accepted. Regrettably, the ship is not able to offer a money changing service on board.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities is produced on board and delivered to your cabin each evening.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    The ship is not designed for those with severe mobility restrictions or wheelchair dependent passengers. Cabin bathrooms have thresholds which must be stepped over. There is a lift for passenger use between Sapphire and Diamond Decks.

    DISEMBARKATION

    Your Cruise Director will provide you with disembarkation information prior to the end of your cruise.

    DOCTOR

    There is no doctor on board. Should you be in need of medical assistance, please contact a member of the crew or your Cruise Director. In case of an emergency during the night please use the emergency call button in your cabin. Because the ship sails close to the shore, medical personnel can be summoned aboard quickly. Passengers requiring special medication are advised to bring a supply with them. Should you need to restock your medication, please advise your Cruise Director or a member of the crew as soon as possible.

    DRESS CODE

    During the day, comfortable and casual attire is appropriate. The evenings are smart casual (e.g. shirt and trousers for gentlemen and a skirt and blouse for ladies). There will be Welcome and Farewell Dinners, and you may like to bring something a little dressier for these events, for example, a jacket and tie for gentlemen, and a dress/trouser suit and blouse for ladies.

    ELECTRICITY

    Voltage is 220V and sockets accept European-style two round pin plugs. We recommend that you bring an international adaptor. For safety reasons, the use of electrical irons or other devices such as kettles, are not permitted on board.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation is approximately 16.00 hours, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is between 8.30-09.00 hours, however your Cruise Director will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event of an emergency during your cruise please remain calm and follow the instructions of the crew. Please carefully review the safety instructions on the inside of your cabin door after embarkation. Please note that the ship is a non-smoking environment and smoking is only permitted outside on the Sun Deck.

    FIRE SAFETY

    A deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits can be found on the wardrobe in your cabin next to your cabin door. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors. Should you detect fire or smoke please alert the reception desk immediately and await instructions from the crew.

    FIRST AID

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Should you require further medical attention, please contact the Hotel Manager or Cruise Director immediately. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency.

    FITNESS ROOM

    A small fitness centre is located on the Jewel Deck. A variety of exercise equipment is available.

    GAMES & BOOKS

    A small selection of games and books is available in the Panorama Lounge. We kindly ask that these items be returned after you are finished using them.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HAIRDRESSER

    There is no hairdresser available.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    The excellent housekeeping staff attend to your cabin twice daily.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each guest will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, please return your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is available on board. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the closet of your cabin. Once you have filled out the laundry form, please include it in the bag and place it on your bed in the morning before you go to breakfast. Laundered items will be returned next day. Dry cleaning services are not available on board.

    LIBRARY

    There is no library on board but a small selection of reference books can be found in the spacious Panorama Lounge.

    LIFT

    There is a lift for passenger use between the Sapphire Deck and Diamond Deck.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you disembark the ship please check your cabin to ensure that you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia within 21 days of disembarking. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MEALS

    The restaurant is located on the Sapphire Deck and all meal times are open seating. All meals on board are prepared by European chefs and consist of European-style food which has been tailored to international palates.

    The following meals are served during the cruise: • Early Riser • Buffet Breakfast & Lunch • Afternoon Tea • Served multiple-course dinner • Late night snack Tea and coffee are served with all meals. House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included in your holiday price.

    Special dietary requests such as gluten free, vegetarian, low salt and low cholesterol diets should be made to Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance. However, we recommend that you contact your Cruise Director once on board to reconfirm such requests. We regret that the ship is unable to guarantee special requests and is not equipped to prepare or serve kosher or halal cuisine.

    MOORING

    Docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. Views from cabins may occasionally be restricted. On occasion other river cruise vessels may dock alongside the ship. This may restrict cabin views, and you may find that embarking and disembarking necessitates walking through another ship’s reception area, and/or for their passengers to do the same.

    NEWSHEETS

    Select articles from online news sources are downloaded via satellite each day, printed out and placed in the Panorama Lounge. We kindly ask that you return these photocopied news articles once you have read them so other guests may enjoy them as well.

    PANORAMA BAR & LOUNGE

    The Panorama Bar & Lounge is located on the Diamond Deck and is open from 10.00 hours until at least midnight. Relax in comfort and enjoy a choice of drinks from the bar. Listen to the onboard musician playing background music on the ship’s piano.

    PANORAMA FORWARD LOUNGE

    There is an additional lounge towards the forward end of the ship on the Diamond Deck. Here you will find a covered deck area available with armchairs and tables for relaxation.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    The ship offers a cash-free system during your cruise and all purchases are charged to your onboard account. The day before your cruise ends you will receive an itemised invoice for any onboard charges incurred. Please review the invoice carefully before settling your bill.

    POST

    Please note that although the reception staff may be happy to post letters and postcards on your behalf, they may not be able to do so straightaway or indeed at the port of call at which you make such a request. Please also note that some postal services are unreliable and that any letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en-route.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful if you would complete this and hand in to the Cruise Director before disembarking.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    The ship provides guests with individual Quietvox Systems to use on shore excursions for the duration of the cruise. This device enables you to clearly hear the guide’s commentary so you can enjoy each tour to the fullest. The audio device can be found in your cabin in a charger unit on the desk. Please make sure to always re-insert the device once you return to your room to ensure it is fully charged for the next day.

    RECEPTION

    Reception can be contacted 24 hours a day, except when the crew members on night watch duty are doing their intermittent safety rounds between 22.00 and 06.00 hours.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Should you ever feel unwell and unable to attend meal times at the restaurant, please advise a member of the crew who will arrange for you to be served in your cabin. Room service is otherwise not available.

    SAFE

    Your cabin is equipped with a small safe for your personal use. We recommend placing valuables in the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from the safe and leave the safe open before disembarking.

    SAFETY

    In accordance with international law, the Captain has full control over the ship and every person on board must obey his lawful commands.

    SMOKING

    Smoking inside the ship is a severe fire hazard and is only permitted on the Sun Deck. For the safety and comfort of all guests on board, your cooperation in observing the no-smoking policy is greatly appreciated.

    SUN DECK

    There are loungers and armchairs available on the Sun Deck. The Sun Deck area may be closed in the evenings, and when sailing through sections of the river where bridges are low, to ensure your safety. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    TELEPHONE

    To make an internal call please dial the corresponding cabin number. To make an external call, please contact the reception desk.

    TOILETRIES

    A selection of L’Occitane toiletries are provided including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, manicure set and shower cap.

    TOWELS

    Towels are available within your cabin’s bathroom. The ship aims to be an eco-friendly river cruise line. For this reason, towels are not automatically changed every day. Please place used towels on the floor of the bathroom if you wish to have them replaced with fresh ones. Please note towels left hanging on the towel rack will not be changed.

    VALUABLES

    We urge you to leave valuable jewellery at home. Neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia is responsible for any valuables left in the cabins. Please beware of pickpockets when ashore.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel without the prior consent of the ship’s Cruise Director. Please provide as much notice as possible to Noble Caledonia or the ship’s senior staff once on board so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout the ship. Please note that internet access is not guaranteed and may be unavailable when the ship sails through rural areas, locks or areas with weak coverage

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Your Suite

    There are five grades of cabin categories:

    Royal Balcony Suites (Category 5: 314-317) are situated on the Diamond Deck and measure 300 to 315 square feet and offer an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

    Junior Balcony Suites (Category 4: 201-202 & 301-302) are situated on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 250 square feet. All have a private, full length balcony and stylish ensuite bathroom featuring a large vanity basin and spacious shower.

    Deluxe Balcony Suites (Category 3: 303-312 and 203-212) are situated in prime locations on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 225 square feet. These suites offer a full length outdoor balcony, ensuite bathroom and are tastefully designed.

    Balcony Suites (Cat 2: 318-335 and 214-235) are located on Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 205 square feet. They feature a full length outdoor balcony, ensuite bathroom and comfortable facilities.

    Standard Suites (Cat 1: 100-112, 114-115 & 117) are located on the Jewel Deck and measure 160 square feet, and offer a spacious and clever layout to maximise your comfort. Windows in these cabins are picture windows, elevated to standing-height view and there is no balcony.

  • Your Space

    Spread over four decks, the onboard facilities include the Crystal Dining Room which is situated on the Sapphire Deck and serves delicious fare in a comfortable setting with open seating throughout. The Panorama Lounge & Bar is situated on the Diamond Deck and is a convivial social space with large floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows which create a bright and airy ambience. On the spacious Sun Deck there is plenty of deck furniture where you can relax in the shade or enjoy the pleasant weather. There is also a Walking Track for those who wish to keep fit. To add to your comfort, the ship also offers a gift shop, a lift between the Sapphire and Diamond Decks and a Wellness Area on Jewel Deck.

  • Your Dining

    Meals are always taken in an open seating arrangement to allow you to meet and mingle with your fellow travellers. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style and feature hot and cold dishes whereas dinner is served at your table. The cuisine is a selection of regional specialties and international dishes. House wine/beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner. There is also a 24 hour tea & coffee station. A complimentary bottle of water is placed in all cabins and replenished each day and small water bottles are provided to take with you on shore excursions.

  • Life Onboard

    The vessel offers luxury and elegance in smart and refined surroundings, ensuring a welcoming and informal atmosphere on board. The friendly crew of 48 will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout. A daily briefing by the Cruise Director will offer information on the next day’s activities and English-speaking local guides provide insider knowledge into the local culture, horticulture, architecture, and history.

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    We are delighted you have chosen the MS Royal Emerald for your upcoming river voyage. Built in 2008, the MS Royal Emerald is an elegant river vessel accommodating up to 171 guests in spacious suites, the majority of which feature balconies. The vessel has been designed for luxury and comfort with stylishly furnished suites, a delightful restaurant and a bright and airy bar area with large floor-to ceiling panoramic windows.

    The atmosphere on board is relaxed and informal so that once you embark you will feel immediately at home. The ship’s experienced staff are friendly and welcoming, and you will enjoy impeccable service on board.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    All cabins and public rooms have air conditioning.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do should an emergency occur.

    ALTERATIONS TO THE SCHEDULE

    Our planned schedule may have to be changed at short notice due to weather conditions, technical reasons or decisions by the local harbour masters. Should there be any alterations, the Captain or Cruise Director will inform you of the changes.

    ALL ABOARD

    The Daily Programme specifies the ship’s arrival and departure times in the ports visited each day. When participating in shore excursions, the tour guides will ensure that you return to the ship in time for departure. Should you decide to explore on your own, please return to the ship no later than the ALL ABOARD time indicated on that day’s Daily Programme.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and the Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest. You will be able to hear these announcements on the ship’s Sun Deck, in your cabin and in public areas.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner are included in your holiday price. For other drinks consumed throughout your journey you will receive a final bill to settle at the end of the voyage. Complimentary tea and coffee are available 24 hours a day from the self-service drinks station in the Panorama Lounge. Complimentary bottles of mineral water will be placed in your cabin daily and near reception to take with you on the excursion. Tap water on board is filtered and suitable for drinking.

    BOUTIQUE/SHOP

    There is a small shop selling a selection of souvenirs and postcards, located near to reception on the Diamond Deck.

    SUITE FACILITIES

    All of the 86 suites are equipped with air conditioning/heating, closets, drawers, a safe, hairdryer, Samsung HD TV, bathrobes, slippers and a mini bar that is replenished as and when required. The beds can be configured as twin or double and the perfectly appointed bathrooms feature the very latest shower and wet-room technology, as well as a selection of L’Occitane toiletries. Closets vary in size by cabin category but have plentiful hangers, shelf and drawer space. Suites in Categories 2 to 6 feature private balconies fitted with the pioneering sun lounge screen (a glass enclosed seating area, which can be transformed into a balcony at the push of a button). Category 1 Standard Suites have elevated picture windows (no balcony) and more compact bathrooms. All suites have complimentary access to a high speed Wi-Fi system.

    SUITE SIZES

    The ship has six grades of suite categories:

    Category 1: Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck and measure 160 square feet. They have an ensuite bathroom (with shower) and are cleverly designed to give a spacious feel and maximum comfort. Windows in these cabins are picture windows, elevated to standing-height view (no balcony).

    Category 2: Balcony Suites are located on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 205 square feet. These suites also feature a full length outdoor balcony, ensuite bathroom (with shower) and comfortable facilities.

    Category 3: Deluxe Balcony Suites are situated in prime locations on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 225 square feet. These suites offer a full length outdoor balcony, ensuite bathroom (with shower) and are tastefully designed.

    Category 4: Junior Balcony Suites are situated on the Diamond and Sapphire Decks and measure 250 square feet. They all have a private full length balcony and stylish ensuite bathrooms, featuring a high-sided bathtub, shower, and large vanity basin.

    Category 5: Royal Balcony Suites are situated on the Diamond Deck and measure 300-315 square feet and offer an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom with shower and bathtub.

    Category 6: Royal Panorama Suites are situated at the aft of the Diamond Deck and, at 325 square feet, are the largest on the ship. Enjoy panoramic views of the passing scenery through the floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin, as well as an outside balcony. There is also sitting area with a sofa and an ensuite bathroom with a larger shower.

    COMMUNICATION

    The vessel is equipped with a direct-dial mobile (GSM) communications system. You can be contacted on board on this number: Tel + 49 152 2290 6939 (subject to charge).

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    Throughout your cruise you will be accompanied by a Noble Caledonia Cruise Director and Tour Managers who will be happy to assist you with any queries or requests.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board the ship is the Euro. All passengers will have their own ship account, which allows you to sign a chit for all purchases and services throughout your cruise. You may then settle your bill by Visa, Mastercard, Maestro or cash (Euros only) at the end of the cruise. Personal cheques are not accepted. Regrettably, the ship is not able to offer a money changing service on board.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities is produced on board and delivered to your cabin each evening.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    The ship is not designed for those with severe mobility restrictions or wheelchair dependent passengers. Cabin bathrooms have thresholds which must be stepped over. There is a lift for passenger use between Sapphire and Diamond Decks.

    DISEMBARKATION

    Your Cruise Director will provide you with disembarkation information prior to the end of your cruise.

    DOCTOR

    There is no doctor on board. Should you be in need of medical assistance, please contact a member of the crew or your Cruise Director. In case of an emergency during the night please use the emergency call button in your cabin. Because the ship sails close to the shore, medical personnel can be summoned aboard quickly. Passengers requiring special medication are advised to bring a supply with them. Should you need to restock your medication, please advise your Cruise Director or a member of the crew as soon as possible.

    DRESS CODE

    During the day, comfortable and casual attire is appropriate. The evenings are smart casual (e.g. shirt and trousers for gentlemen and a skirt and blouse for ladies). There will be Welcome and Farewell Dinners, and you may like to bring something a little dressier for these events, for example, a jacket and tie for gentlemen, and a dress/trouser suit and blouse for ladies.

    ELECTRICITY

    Voltage is 220V and sockets accept European-style two round pin plugs. We recommend that you bring an international adaptor. For safety reasons, the use of electrical irons or other devices such as kettles, are not permitted on board.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation is approximately 16.00 hours, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is between 8.30-09.00 hours, however your Cruise Director will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event of an emergency during your cruise please remain calm and follow the instructions of the crew. Please carefully review the safety instructions on the inside of your cabin door after embarkation. Please note that the ship is a non-smoking environment and smoking is only permitted outside on the Sun Deck.

    FIRE SAFETY

    A deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits can be found on the wardrobe in your cabin next to your cabin door. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors. Should you detect fire or smoke please alert the reception desk immediately and await instructions from the crew.

    FIRST AID

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Should you require further medical attention, please contact the Hotel Manager or Cruise Director immediately. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency.

    FITNESS ROOM

    A small fitness centre is located on the Jewel Deck. A variety of exercise equipment is available.

    GAMES & BOOKS

    A small selection of games and books is available in the Panorama Lounge. We kindly ask that these items be returned after you are finished using them.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HAIRDRESSER

    There is no hairdresser available.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    The excellent housekeeping staff attend to your cabin twice daily.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each guest will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, please return your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is available on board. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the closet of your cabin. Once you have filled out the laundry form, please include it in the bag and place it on your bed in the morning before you go to breakfast. Laundered items will be returned next day. Dry cleaning services are not available on board.

    LIBRARY

    There is no library on board but a small selection of reference books can be found in the spacious Panorama Lounge.

    LIFT

    There is a lift for passenger use between the Sapphire Deck and Diamond Deck.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you disembark the ship please check your cabin to ensure that you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia within 21 days of disembarking. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MEALS

    The restaurant is located on the Sapphire Deck and all meal times are open seating. All meals on board are prepared by European chefs and consist of European-style food which has been tailored to international palates.

    The following meals are served during the cruise: • Early Riser • Buffet Breakfast & Lunch • Afternoon Tea • Served multiple-course dinner • Late night snack Tea and coffee are served with all meals. House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included in your holiday price.

    Special dietary requests such as gluten free, vegetarian, low salt and low cholesterol diets should be made to Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance. However, we recommend that you contact your Cruise Director once on board to reconfirm such requests. We regret that the ship is unable to guarantee special requests and is not equipped to prepare or serve kosher or halal cuisine.

    MOORING

    Docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. Views from cabins may occasionally be restricted. On occasion other river cruise vessels may dock alongside the ship. This may restrict cabin views, and you may find that embarking and disembarking necessitates walking through another ship’s reception area, and/or for their passengers to do the same.

    NEWSHEETS

    Select articles from online news sources are downloaded via satellite each day, printed out and placed in the Panorama Lounge. We kindly ask that you return these photocopied news articles once you have read them so other guests may enjoy them as well.

    PANORAMA BAR & LOUNGE

    The Panorama Bar & Lounge is located on the Diamond Deck and is open from 10.00 hours until at least midnight. Relax in comfort and enjoy a choice of drinks from the bar. Listen to the onboard musician playing background music on the ship’s piano.

    PANORAMA FORWARD LOUNGE

    There is an additional lounge towards the forward end of the ship on the Diamond Deck. Here you will find a covered deck area available with armchairs and tables for relaxation.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    The ship offers a cash-free system during your cruise and all purchases are charged to your onboard account. The day before your cruise ends you will receive an itemised invoice for any onboard charges incurred. Please review the invoice carefully before settling your bill.

    POST

    Please note that although the reception staff may be happy to post letters and postcards on your behalf, they may not be able to do so straightaway or indeed at the port of call at which you make such a request. Please also note that some postal services are unreliable and that any letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en-route.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful if you would complete this and hand in to the Cruise Director before disembarking.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    The ship provides guests with individual Quietvox Systems to use on shore excursions for the duration of the cruise. This device enables you to clearly hear the guide’s commentary so you can enjoy each tour to the fullest. The audio device can be found in your cabin in a charger unit on the desk. Please make sure to always re-insert the device once you return to your room to ensure it is fully charged for the next day.

    RECEPTION

    Reception can be contacted 24 hours a day, except when the crew members on night watch duty are doing their intermittent safety rounds between 22.00 and 06.00 hours.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Should you ever feel unwell and unable to attend meal times at the restaurant, please advise a member of the crew who will arrange for you to be served in your cabin. Room service is otherwise not available.

    SAFE

    Your cabin is equipped with a small safe for your personal use. We recommend placing valuables in the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from the safe and leave the safe open before disembarking.

    SAFETY

    In accordance with international law, the Captain has full control over the ship and every person on board must obey his lawful commands.

    SMOKING

    Smoking inside the ship is a severe fire hazard and is only permitted on the Sun Deck. For the safety and comfort of all guests on board, your cooperation in observing the no-smoking policy is greatly appreciated.

    SUN DECK

    There are loungers and armchairs available on the Sun Deck. The Sun Deck area may be closed in the evenings, and when sailing through sections of the river where bridges are low, to ensure your safety. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    TELEPHONE

    To make an internal call please dial the corresponding cabin number. To make an external call, please contact the reception desk.

    TOILETRIES

    A selection of L’Occitane toiletries are provided including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, manicure set and shower cap.

    TOWELS

    Towels are available within your cabin’s bathroom. The ship aims to be an eco-friendly river cruise line. For this reason, towels are not automatically changed every day. Please place used towels on the floor of the bathroom if you wish to have them replaced with fresh ones. Please note towels left hanging on the towel rack will not be changed.

    VALUABLES

    We urge you to leave valuable jewellery at home. Neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia is responsible for any valuables left in the cabins. Please beware of pickpockets when ashore.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel without the prior consent of the ship’s Cruise Director. Please provide as much notice as possible to Noble Caledonia or the ship’s senior staff once on board so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout the ship. Please note that internet access is not guaranteed and may be unavailable when the ship sails through rural areas, locks or areas with weak coverage

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Discover the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
  • Experience a wine tasting in Bernkastel
  • Viist the mighty Cathedrals of Speyer and Cologne
  • See the 18th century houses & twin spires of Basle Minster
  • Sail along two of the most beautiful rivers in Europe

Tour Extensions

    • 27th to 29th April 2019

      We are offering an opportunity to spend two nights in the charming town of Colmar, capital of the Alsace Region. Colmar offers an exciting glimpse of 1000 years of European history, with its wonderfully preserved historical centre, careful restoration, traditional hospitality and friendly ambience. Lying near the vine-covered foothills of the southern Vosges, the town boasts picturesque 16th and 17th century burghers' houses, art treasures, delicious cuisine and superb wines.

      Colmar Colmar

      Day 1 Basle, Switzerland. Disembark the MS Royal Emerald in Basle after breakfast, and enjoy a tour of the town before driving on to the pretty town of Eguisheim. On arrival we will have lunch in a local restaurant, followed by a stroll around the narrow and brightly coloured streets. We then continue on to nearby Colmar, arriving at your hotel in the early evening. Remainder of the evening at leisure.

      Day 2 Colmar. After breakfast at your hotel, join a walking tour of Colmar, including a visit to the Unterlinden Museum, home to the Isenheim Altarpiece, an altarpiece sculpted and painted by Niclaus of Haguenau and Matthias Grunewald. The remainder of your day will be at leisure to sightsee and explore independently.

      Day 3 Colmar. After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure. This afternoon you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Basle airport for your return scheduled flight to London.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £495
      Single £645

      Price Includes: Two nights accommodation at the Grand Hotel Bristol Colmar on bed & breakfast basis, transfers, tours as described, lunch on day 1.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, meals other than those described.

    • 25th to 27th April 2019

      We are offering an opportunity to spend two nights in the charming town of Colmar, capital of the Alsace Region. Colmar offers an exciting glimpse of 1000 years of European history, with its wonderfully preserved historical centre, careful restoration, traditional hospitality and friendly ambience. Lying near the vine-covered foothills of the southern Vosges, the town boasts picturesque 16th and 17th century burghers' houses, art treasures, delicious cuisine and superb wines.

      Colmar Colmar

      Day 1 London to Basle. Fly by scheduled flight to Basle and on arrival we will drive to the pretty town of Eguisheim. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a stroll around the narrow and brightly coloured streets. We then continue on to nearby Colmar, arriving at your hotel in the early evening. Remainder of the evening at leisure.

      Day 2 Colmar. After breakfast at your hotel, join a walking tour of Colmar, including a visit to the Unterlinden Museum home to the Isenheim Altarpiece, an altarpiece sculpted and painted by Niclaus of Haguenau and Matthias Grunewald. The remainder of your day will be at leisure to sightsee and explore independently.

      Day 3 Colmar & Embarkation. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and a morning at leisure. This afternoon we will transfer to Basle and embark the MS Royal Emerald.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £495
      Single £645

      Price Includes: Two nights accommodation at the Grand Hotel Bristol Colmar on bed & breakfast basis, transfers, tours as described, lunch on day 1.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, meals other than those described.

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