Copenhagen & Jewels of the Rhine & Glacier Express

14 Days
Copenhagen to Zurich
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$ 7,686
Dates & Pricing

2023 Copenhagen > Zurich

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EDCG
Duration:
14 days
Departure City:
Copenhagen
Return City:
Zurich

Selected Itinerary

14 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Copenhagen

    Welcome to Copenhagen, the Danish capital is a fascinating city tracing history of the Danish Royal Family. You will be transferred from airport to your hotel to meet your fellow travellers and tour director.  

  2. Day 2 - Copenhagen

    Today visit the magnificent Amalienborg Palace, home the Danish royal family. The reigning of Queen Margarethe II is a direct descendant of the legendary Viking, King Gorm the Old (900 AD). Enjoy the tour of the former King's offices, the stately residence quarter with glimpses of the Royal Family belongings. After lunch, enjoy a walking tour of main parts of Copenhagen. 

    Included Excursion

    Guided City Tour with Visit to the Amalienborg Palace

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Copenhagen

    You will begin your day with a visit to the Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend exploring Copenhagen at leisure, perhaps sitting in one of its delightful café terraces and soaking in sights of this great Nordic city. Your tour director will be available to help you plan the exploration. 

    EmeraldPLUS

    Visit to the Christiansborg Palace

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Copenhagen - Amsterdam

    After breakfast, it’s time to flight to Amsterdam for your embarkation on your marvellous Star-Ship. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Amsterdam

    Every narrow street and gabled façade in Amsterdam tells tales of the Dutch Golden Age, a prosperous time when Dutch art was among the most acclaimed in the world.
    Today, relax during a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s elaborate UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal system, sailing through the medieval centre of the city and past Roman patrician houses. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing quintessential villages, traditional windmills and flower fields.
    Enjoy sailing through the countryside and on towards the Rhine River this afternoon, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and watching the passing scenery before joining your captain for a gala dinner.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour to Waterland

    Included Excursion

    Canal cruise

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cologne

    Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Step back in time today, as a guided walking tour takes you through the ancient heart of the city, passing iconic landmarks such as Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. After your tour, you will be taken to a one-of-a-kind farm estate just outside of Cologne, which provides the locals with sustainable products. As part of your EmeraldPLUS programme, enjoy a fantastic cooking demo and have a glimpse behind the scenes of this incredible place. 

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Cologne's Old Town 

    EmeraldPLUS

    Visit to a local farm estate with cooking demo

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Koblenz

    Immerse yourself in fairytale-like surrounds today as we cruise to Koblenz, a town with a postcard-worthy backdrop of vineyards and mountain ranges. Your included walking tour of the town will unveil the twin-towered façade of the Church of Our Lady, the point at which two of Europe’s great rivers meet at the German Corner and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, one of the largest preserved fortresses in Europe.
    Enjoy sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge this afternoon, where romantic castles sit atop tree-covered canyons and half-timbered medieval villages appear as though they have been suspended in time.

    Included Excursion

    Orientation walk of Koblenz & a visit to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

    DiscoverMORE

    Moselle Valley & Cochem Castle visit (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg

    This morning you will discover Heidelberg. The idyllic UNESCO City of Literature has inspired the likes of Mark Twain and famed British artist William Turner.
    A guided tour of the town will unveil its rich history, starting at the Renaissance ruins of Heidelberg Castle, where the carefully curated gardens host serene water features, sculptures and colourful flowerbeds.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Heidelberg 

    DiscoverMORE

    Evening concert at Bruchsal Palace (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kehl – Strasbourg

    This morning, you'll dock in Kehl and be transferred by coach to the picturesque town of Strasbourg, where a medieval past is yours to discover among cobbled squares surrounded by half-timbered houses.
    Your included walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town will touch on many of Strasbourg’s highlights, including the astrological signs that adorn the façade of the Maison Kammerzell and the idyllic historic scenery around Petite France. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Strasbourg at leisure.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Strasbourg

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    Excursion to Riquewihr (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Breisach - Freiburg

    Today as part of your incredible EmeraldPLUS programme, you will visit the city of Freiburg. Considered the 'capital of the Black Forest', Freiburg has lovely sights that will leave you amazed. As part of your visit, you will also have the opportunity to sample true Black Forest delicacies from the lively market in the city centre near the main cathedral. If you are feeling more active, why not join a guided bike tour in Breisach.  

    EmeraldPLUS

    Guided tour of Freiburg with market tasting

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour in Breisach  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Basel – Zermatt

    Welcome to Switzerland and the quaint Rhine-side town of Basel. After breakfast, you will be transferred by coach to mountain resort village of Zermatt, including a two-night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Zermatt

    Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn, which could be described of one of the world's most famous mountains. This picturesque village entrenched on the Swiss Alps is also a sustainable destination for being car-free zone, and for having its original character preserved. Enjoy a guided walking tour in this elegant village. In the afternoon, enjoy free time or take part on the DiscoverMORE tour cog rail journey from Zermatt to the 3089-metre-high Gornergrat mountain summit. 

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Zermatt

    DiscoverMORE

    Visit to Cornergrat Matterhorn (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Zermatt – Chur - Zurich

    This morning, you will experience the highlight of this tour, which is the rail journey through the Swiss Alps, know as the Glacier Express. Your train will take you from Zermatt to the town of Chur during the day. Sit back and relax while contemplating at the amazing views of the Alps. When you arrive in Chur, you will be taken by coach to Zurich for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Zurich

    After breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to the airport, passing a backdrop of mountains and forests on your way. 

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

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

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

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

EXTENSION INCLUSIONS
  • 3 nights at a hotel in Copenhagen
  • Guided City Tour with Visit to the Amalienborg Palace
  • Visit to the Christiansborg Palace
  • Flights between Copenhagen and Amsterdam
  • 2 nights at a hotel in Zermatt
  • 1 night at a hotel in Zurich
  • A guided tour of Zermatt
  • Glacier Express Train from Zermatt to Chur
  • 6 Breakfasts (B)

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