Settle in for a remarkable cruise along the enchanting Rhine River, where architecture, history and natural beauty abound, on board the striking Emerald Sky.

In beautiful Basel, you’ll embark the stunning Star-Ship, Emerald Sky, a stylish and contemporary vessel that boasts comfortable and spacious accommodation, striking décor, tranquil spaces and a wealth of unique dining experiences in the Reflections Restaurant.

From here, you’ll begin your majestic cruise along the glorious Rhine River, one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe. Your first port of call is beautiful Breisach, nestled in the heart of the Black Forest. Discover its allure with a hike through the forest, passing under a pastoral canopy of evergreens and indulge in a slice of Black Forest gâteau – of which the region is synonymous. You’ll then cruise north to explore the medieval town of Strasbourg during a guided tour. Marvel at its ornate beauty from a plethora of highlights including the quaint canal network and Maison Kammerzell.

In Heidelberg, learn the history of how it became a UNESCO City of Literature who once inspired many great authors including Mark Twain and William Turner. The 2000-year-old town of Koblenz awaits, like something of a fairytale, admire its stunning surrounding landscapes from Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reachable by cable car.

Next, you’ll cruise to Cologne, one of the oldest cities in Germany. A tour of the metropolis’ Old Town will take you to some of its most spectacular landmarks including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral.

Your charming Rhine River cruise ends in Amsterdam where you’ll spend an overnight in port. Wind your way through the elaborate canal system, taking in the sights of charming narrow houses with gabled facades on a glass top canal cruise or embark on a bike tour to Waterland.

Your Route

Welcome aboard the Emerald Sky

There’s simply no better way to experience the romance of the Rhine River than on board the award-winning Star-Ship, Emerald Sky. Expertly navigating this beautiful river, this contemporary vessel has been specially designed to mirror the beauty of this majestic waterway; this can be seen reflected in its décor as well as its iconic features like the three-tiered atrium. Emerald Sky, and her sister ship Emerald Star, boast some of the most stylish suites and staterooms available on European river cruises. Offering 92 spacious accommodations, guests will be able to revel in the passing views in complete comfort and style, and can expect a wealth of first-class amenities including a hotel-style bed, flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and luscious toiletries within its en-suite bathroom. Head to the Horizon Bar & Lounge, the social heartbeat of the vessel, for a refreshing drink served by skilled bartenders, enjoy delectable meals, inspired by the countries you’ll pass through, and specially prepared by the chefs in Reflections Restaurant and savour the peaceful surroundings of the on-board heated pool, located at the back of the Horizon Deck.



From the ever-popular crew show and bar quizzes to local performances in traditional style, there’s never a dull moment on board! You’ll also find a heated pool with retractable roof and bar that transforms into a cinema in the evening.


Bars and Restaurants

Raise a glass to your adventure or catch up with friends in the Horizon Bar & Lounge, and enjoy a feast of culinary delights in the Reflections Restaurant which offers both tasty al-fresco light bites and decadent five-course, a la carte dining experiences.


Relax & Unwind

Escape to the Sun Deck for a chance to sit back and admire the glorious views of the passing landscapes or for something extra special, treat yourself to an indulgent treatment or two in the luxurious Wellness Area.

Your Seven Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

15 October 2022

Arrive in beautiful Basel and transfer to port where you’ll embark the stylish Emerald Sky

Upon arrival into Basel, you’ll be met by your guide and transfer to port to embark Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, Emerald Sky, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you. Expertly navigating the Rhine River, the contemporary Emerald Sky has been specially designed to mirror the beauty of this majestic waterway, which can be seen reflected in the décor on board and within the ship’s iconic features including the three-tiered atriums. Unwind in your lavish, generously-proportioned suite or stateroom, from which you can admire the passing views, tuck into delectable meals, specially prepared by experienced chefs in Reflections Restaurant, and raise a glass to your adventure in the Horizon Bar & Lounge, the bustling social hub of your ship. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

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Day 2

16 October 2022

Savour a day in beautiful Breisach, nestled amongst rolling vineyards between the Rhine River and the enchanting Black Forest

Today you’ll venture into the glorious heart of the Black Forest, a captivating region renowned for its cuckoo clocks and live oompah bands that adorn sun-scattered lawns with their music during the summer months. While here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a Black Forest destination and enjoy the charming culture of this region. Or if you’re feeling more active, enjoy a guided active walk through the region, wandering under a bucolic canopy of evergreens. Finish your day learning the history of the delicious Black Forest gâteau during a demonstration.

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Day 3

17 October 2022

Discover enthralling Strasbourg, the European capital, brimming with heritage and culture

This morning, you’ll dock in Kehl and be transferred across the river to the medieval town of Strasbourg, the European capital and capital of France’s Alsace Region. This Alsatian town boasts a UNESCO-designated city centre, a grand Gothic cathedral and half-timbered houses. Admire the many highlights of this destination during a walking tour including the Maison Kammerzell and the canal network that weaves through Petite France, before spending some time at leisure soaking up its charms.

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Day 4

18 October 2022

Spend a morning at leisure before exploring the UNESCO City of Literature, Heidelberg

Enjoy some time at leisure on board this morning where you could unwind on the Sun Deck or head to the on-board wellness centre for a sumptuous treatment or two. Relax as you meander your way along the Rhine River, passing the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar, to Mannheim. From here, you’ll travel by coach to Heidelberg, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about how this picturesque metropolis became a UNESCO City of Literature, having inspired the likes of Mark Twain and William Turner with its historical setting. Find your own inspiration among its alluring landmarks including Heidelberg Castle, one of the most impressive Renaissance ruins in Europe. Lose yourself amongst the labyrinthine cobbled streets and savour a sumptuous wine tasting or, if you’re feeling more active, hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg.

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Day 5

19 October 2022

Escape into the mesmerising surroundings of 2000-year-old Koblenz

Today you’ll cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, a fairytale destination poised on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Accompanied by a local guide, take a tour through the town, touching on the twin-towered façade of the Church of Our Lady and the Deutsches Eck or the “German Corner,” where you’ll find a monument for unified Germany. You’ll also enjoy a journey by cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress where you’ll be captivated by exceptional views across the landscapes from its glorious hilltop position.

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Day 6

20 October 2022

Enjoy a guided tour of historical Cologne’s Old Town

Steeped in history, Cologne is a 2,000-year-old city and the region’s cultural hub. One of the oldest cities in Germany, it’s famous for its 12 great Romanesque churches – more notable is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral, known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweeping river views. Discover its magnificence during your included tour where you’ll also venture into the heart of the stunning Old Town. Back on board, join friends in the Horizon Bar & Lounge for a pre-dinner drink, followed by a movie in the stylish cinema, before retiring to your comfortable accommodation for a restful night’s sleep.

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Day 7

21 October 2022

Admire the iconic sights of Amsterdam, nicknamed the “Venice of the North”

The Dutch city of Amsterdam is known for its picturesque canal system, colourful tulips, 17th-century architecture and cosy cafés. Along with its historic facades you’ll discover the fascinating Rijksmuseum, a stone’s throw from the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. This morning, you’ll have a choice of fabulous excursions to choose from in which to better explore the city. Grab a bike and head out on a tour to Waterland where you’ll learn about how the water is reclaiming Holland as you journey through quintessential Dutch surrounds of traditional villages and windmills. Or wind your way along Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal network on a glass top canal cruise. This evening, your cruise will be brought to a fabulous close with a farewell dinner on board.

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Day 8

22 October 2022

Delight in a hearty breakfast before disembarking and heading home

Following your overnight in port, this morning you’ll enjoy one final breakfast on board and bid farewell to your fellow guests. You’ll then disembark and transfer to the airport or train station, taking fond memories of the Black Forest region and the riches of Strasbourg with you.

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Your Holiday Summary



SEP - OCT 2022* | 7 NIGHTS



River Cruise

  • 7 night full-board Rhine river cruise on board Emerald Sky, Luna, Sun or Dawn
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and gratuities 
  • 20 meals including: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Welcome and farewell reception & dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board


  • Guided tour of Strasbourg
  • Guided tour of Heidelberg
  • Walking tour of Koblenz & visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Guided tour of Cologne's Old Town
  • Canal cruise in Amsterdam


  • Guided tour of Freiburg with market tasting
  • Visit to a local farm estate with cooking demo


  • Guided bike tour in Breisach
  • Guided hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg
  • Guided bike tour to Waterland

All flights (London departure) and airport transfers to and from the star-ship

FREE regional flights available on request

*T&C's: Offer valid on new 2022 bookings only. Bookable between 19th July - 30th August 2022. Not combinable with any other offer. Booking will be non-refundable. Booking will be non-transferrable. Guest must pay in full at time of booking. Other dates available upon request. Prices shown are per person and all applicable discounts have already been applied.



September 2022

Stateroom & Balcony based on 30 Sept 22 date

On Board Emerald Luna

October 2022

Stateroom & Balcony based on 23 October 22 date

On Board Emerald Sky

May 2023

Stateroom & Balcony based on 13 May 23 date

On Board Emerald Dawn

June 2023

Stateroom & Balcony based on 12 Jun 23 date

On Board Emerald Luna


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