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The Majestic Rhine

Discover the true spirit of the Rhineland with an exciting cruise that takes in famous cities, picturesque towns, and local attractions, an authentic flavour of this remarkable European River.

Port stops include Koblenz, Colmar, and Heidelberg, the German town straight out of a fairytale, and the spa town of Baden-Baden, plus Frankfurt and Strasbourg, illustrating the real essence of the Rhine.

Choose walking tours or more active excursions designed to showcase the highlights of each location. An Emerald Star-Ship provides luxury accommodation for your voyage with a choice of sumptuous suites and award-winning international cuisine.

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  • Cruise Line: Emerald Cruises
  • Ship: Star-Ship
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: June 2024
£1,787pp
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The Majestic Rhine Cruise Itinerary

Explore the real Rhineland with this 7-night cruise that visits famous cities and less well-known gems along the river, capturing historic Germany’s authentic flavour and heritage. Emerald’s diverse and informative excursions ensure something for everyone, whether you plan to stroll, hike, bike, or spend time with the locals. Enjoy luxurious accommodation aboard your river ship with its 21st-century design, award-winning cuisine, and friendly, attentive staff.

Day 1

Frankfurt – Mainz

Your Emerald Cruise’s representative will greet you at the airport in Frankfurt where you will transfer to your luxury Star-Ship moored in the heart of this vibrant German city.

Day 2

Rüdesheim

Discover the charms of Rüdesheim, an enchanting Rhineland town that encapsulates the spirit of Germany with historic architecture and plenty of Bavarian beer kellers. Ride the Winzerexpress to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum.

Day 3

Koblenz

This picturesque city is yours to explore on a guided tour with a cable car ride across the river to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Guests can also opt for a bike tour or visit Cochem Castle. Later, sail the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World-Heritage site.

Day 4

Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg

Heidelberg encapsulates the German fairytale with Baroque buildings, charming narrow streets, and one of Europe’s oldest universities. Guests can also opt to hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg for some of the Rhine’s finest views.

Day 5

Rastatt – Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden is a charming spa town with an illustrious history. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour, or perhaps choose a guided hike to Altes Schloss, a remarkable ruined castle with panoramic views of the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley.

Day 6

Kehl – Strasbourg

Today, the ship docks in Kehl, and a coach transfers guests to Strasbourg, the medieval capital of the Alsace region of France. Explore the city on a traditional canal boat tour, which showcases the charm of the Neustadt Imperial Quarter.

Day 7

Breisach – Colmar

Lifted from straight the pages of a Grimm’s storybook, Colmar is a magical town full of cobblestone lanes and historic architecture. Alternatively, guests can take a guided bike tour from Breisach to Colmar or a guided tour of Freiberg.

Day 8

Basel

Disembark your Star-Ship in Basel and transfer to the airport, ready for your journey back to the UK.

Day 1

Basel

Your Emerald Cruise’s representative will greet you at the airport in Basel where you will transfer to your luxury Star-Ship.

Day 2

Breisach – Colmar

Lifted from straight the pages of a Grimm’s storybook, Colmar is a magical town full of cobblestone lanes and historic architecture. Alternatively, guests can take a guided bike tour from Breisach to Colmar or a guided tour of Freiberg.

Day 3

Kehl – Strasbourg

Today, the ship docks in Kehl, and a coach transfers guests to Strasbourg, the medieval capital of the Alsace region of France. Explore the city on a traditional canal boat tour, which showcases the charm of the Neustadt Imperial Quarter.

Day 4

Rastatt – Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden is a charming spa town with an illustrious history. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour, or perhaps choose a guided hike to Altes Schloss, a remarkable ruined castle with panoramic views of the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley.

Day 5

Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg

Heidelberg encapsulates the German fairytale with Baroque buildings, charming narrow streets, and one of Europe’s oldest universities. Guests can also opt to hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg for some of the Rhine’s finest views.

Day 6

Koblenz

This picturesque city is yours to explore on a guided tour with a cable car ride across the river to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Guests can also opt for a bike tour or visit Cochem Castle. Later, sail the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World-Heritage site.

Day 7

Rüdesheim

Discover the charms of Rüdesheim, an enchanting Rhineland town that encapsulates the spirit of Germany with historic architecture and plenty of Bavarian beer kellers. Ride the Winzerexpress to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum.

Day 8

Frankfurt

Disembark your Star-Ship in Frankfurt and transfer to the airport, ready for your journey back to the UK.

The Majestic Rhine Cruise Ships

Emerald Star

From the activities on the Sun Deck to the comfort and peace of a luxury suite or stateroom, no detail is overlooked on the Emerald Star. Enjoy a blend of home-from-home comfort, elegant interiors with modern amenities, and five-star service.

Wellness Suite
Outdoor Covered Terrace
Crew of 52

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7 Nights
June 2024

The Majestic Rhine

  • Frankfurt – Mainz
  • Rüdesheim
  • Koblenz
  • Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg
  • Rastatt – Baden-Baden
  • Kehl – Strasbourg
  • Breisach – Colmar
  • Basel
£1,787pp Est. Price per person
  • Star-Ship  

The Majestic Rhine Cruise Review

“This is our third time sailing the Rhine but the port stops on this trip were very different to where we have been before. What is great is that you get the chance to visit smaller towns too, which gives you much more of a real flavour of the Rhineland. Our first time sailing this river with Emerald, we were very impressed with the Star-Ship; it’s definitely a notch above other river cruise operators. Emerald also offers varied excursions, meaning you can hike or bike and get involved in local events. The Majestic Rhine is an all-around cruise gem; book now, you won’t be disappointed.”

Alan and Petra, Harrogate

The Majestic Rhine FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Are the cabins on the cruise ship air-conditioned?

Individual climate control is available in all the cabins, suites, and staterooms on the Emerald fleet. If you’re not sure how to operate it to suit your needs, then our friendly crew is always on hand to help.

What types of plug sockets are available in the cabins?

All the cabins on Emerald cruise ships have plug sockets with a voltage of 220V. Because these are not provided on the ship, you’ll need a European power plug adaptor for small appliances like clocks, shavers, and that essential mobile phone charger.

Can I order a gift to be placed in the cabin prior to arrival?

Talk to our friendly reservations team, and they can help you select the perfect gift for your travel companion (or even you!) if your cruise is to mark a special occasion.

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