Escorted Christmas Markets 2017 2017-07-11T15:29:57+00:00

Project Description

Emerald Waterways

Rhine-Main Discovery

Christmas Markets

8-DAYS FROM DEC 6th to 13th, 2017


Escorted by Wade Lynch, Director and Entertainer Extraordinaire

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Emerald Rhine-Main Discovery Cruise

With this cruise, you’ll fall in love with Europe’s Christmas Markets and with the Emerald experience. Enjoy the ultimate value in a deluxe river cruise with Emerald Waterways, from the moment you step on board. With included transfers; all gratuities; all meals; complimentary beverages; exceptional on board amenities; and extra special included excursion with EmeraldPlus. And of course the “star” on top of your Christmas tree will be your host and escort for this 8 day cruise, the ever popular Wade Lynch. This is a special itinerary for Bishop University’s Senior Academy for Life-Long Learning.

River Cruise Details

Emerald Waterways Rhine_Main Discovery

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Melanie Furlong, Cruise Holidays Specialist


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Fares are in CAD based on double occupancy and  include port fees and taxes.* For singles and airfare, please contact Melanie. 

Enjoy a € 100 on board credit – book now as based on availability. Deposit is only $500 CAD. Final payment is due Sept. 1, 2017.

Category Pricing in CAD$
E $1,995
D $2,085
C $2,540
B $2,820
A $3,090
R $3,140
P $3,320
S $3,590
SA $4,290
Welcome to Nuremberg, a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Emerald Waterways river cruise ship. Meals included: Dinner
This morning we arrive at Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with original character and charm. At the centre of the town is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Join our guide for a walking tour of Würzburg followed by a visit to the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover More: Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town (extra expense) Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to the picturesque village of Miltenberg on the Main River. The village creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in the middle ages and the Old Town is lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. Take a guided tour of Miltenberg village or join Emerald Active: A guided hike up to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level).Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

After breakfast arrive at Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Enjoy free time to take the cable car up to the impressive Germania monument with stunning views of the Rhine Valley. Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. We’ll pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanted temptresses. In the early evening we arrive into the beautiful 2,000 year old town of Koblenz.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

The ship sails from Koblenz in the early morning, cruising along the Rhine we arrive in Cologne. Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities and is famous for its magnificent World-heritage listed Gothic Cathedral and market squares lined with cafes, shops and beer halls. This evening the captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner.Discover More: Take a tour to Brühl, famous for the Augustus Palace and Falkenlust (extra expense).Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The ship sails along the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal and into Amsterdam. This afternoon join a glass top canal boat cruise and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals or Emerald Active: take a guided walking tour around the famous landmarks of Amsterdam. You then have free time in the afternoon to visit the Rijks Museum or Van Gogh Museum, or simply enjoy the lively atmosphere and watch the world go by. This evening join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

After breakfast, it’s time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.Meals included: Breakfast

Included in your fare:

  • All airport transfers to and from your ship (within EW terms, refer to EW Brochure).
  • Spacious accommodation on board Europe’s newest river cruise fleet.
  •  Spectacular ship innovations such as an onboard pool and cinema, and a revolutionary openair system in all staterooms on the Vista and Horizon decks.
  •  A river view from all staterooms and suites.
  •  All onboard meals and a collection of excellent highlight dinners at Reflections Restaurant.
  •  The option to enjoy a light breakfast and lunch alfresco on The Terrace.
  •  Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner.
  •  Tea and coffee available at all times throughout your cruise.
  •  Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin.
  •  An included shore excursion on almost every cruise day.Extra special included excursions with Emerald PLUS.
  •  Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  •  The option to have continental breakfast served in the Owner’s One-bedroom and Grand Balcony Suites.
  •  Pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the Owner’s One-bedroom and Grand Balcony Suites.
  •  First-class service from an English-speaking crew.
  •  Knowledgeable local guides at each destination.
  •  Complimentary WiFi onboard the ship, must bring your own electronic device unless you are in One Bedroom owners suite (SA cabin) which offers use of an Ipad during the trip.
  •  PLUS we take care of all tips, saving you up to $675 per couple on a 15-day cruise

NOT Included:

  • Personal travel insurance, ask your Travel Expert Melanie for guidance
  •  Meals other than specified in the itinerary
  •  Alcoholic beverages other than as specified above
  •  Items of a personal nature
  •  Laundry
  •  Flights, ask Melanie about the time limited air option
  •  Passport and visa costs
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Terms & Conditions: *For new 2017 Group bookings only and non-transferable. Prices listed above are based on category stateroom and double occupancy excluding ES single cabins. Pricing and availability is limited and subject to change. Prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Port charges and taxes of $200 per person are  included in the pricing listed above. *Air Offer: Not combinable with any other offer unless otherwise stated. Fly for $995 per person when you book an 8-12 day cruise and recieve €100 euros per person in on board credits. In lieu of flights recieve a $500 per person air credit. Includes air taxes up to a max of $590. Flights have a cap of $1400 unless otherwise approved. Any additional charges will be at the guests expense to cover. Air tickets must be booked through Emerald Waterways. A further $1,500 non-refundable deposit is due at time of ticketing. Fly from 13 major Canadian gateways – YHZ Halifax, YYZ Toronto, YOW Ottawa, YUL Montreal, YQR Regina, YXE Saskatoon, YWG Winnipeg, YEG Edmonton, YYC Calgary, YVR Vancouver, YYJ Victoria, YLW Kelowna, YCD Nanaimo. Flights and pricing is based on availability and may be subject to change. Offer may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. For full booking terms and conditions, contact Rosemary Bartello at Cruise Holidays Oakville (My Luxury Cruises) .