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Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne

Date: Aug 2-11, 2024
Starting Price: $5,390
Trip Length: 9 nights
Trip: (Lucerne) Basel to Amsterdam
Cruise line: Emerald Cruises | Emerald Sun


Immerse yourself in alluring history, awe-inspiring architecture, and the natural wonders of the world on this 7-night river cruise through Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands aboard Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Sun.

Begin your adventure with an included 2-night pre-cruise program in Lucerne and take a cable car and ice flyer to the magnificent Mount Titlis. Embark in Basel and set out for Breisach, a lovely German town resting amongst rolling vineyards.

Visit Strasbourg’s wine cellars and half-timbered homes in “La Petite France,” and hike beneath the Black Forest evergreen canopy of Grimm’s fairy tales. Lace up your hiking boots for a tour of Heidelberg Castle’s Renaissance ruins and enjoy the refreshing white wines of the Moselle Valley’s terraced vineyards. Snap photos of a UNESCO World Heritage Site–Cologne’s Gothic twin-spired cathedral–and take in the city’s medieval history. Spend a full day in Amsterdam and cruise the canals fronted by stately Dutch Golden Age mansions.

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Be enchanted by the old-world charm of Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Cruise Amsterdam’s charming canals and take in the magical medieval history of Cologne–one of Germany’s oldest cities. See the storybook landscapes of the Rhine Gorge before exploring a piece of the Renaissance at the Heidelberg Castle ruins. Then relax and sip delicious wine among the crooked half-timbered homes in Strasbourg. The fun starts with an included 2-night pre-cruise program in Lucerne.


  • August 1: Depart for Switzerland
  • August 2: Lucerne, Switzerland
  • August 3: Lucerne, Switzerland
  • August 4: Lucerne, Switzerland - Basel, Switzerland - Embark
  • August 5: Breisach, Germany
  • August 6: Kehl, Germany - Strasbourg, France
  • August 7: Ludwigshafen, Germany – Heidelberg, Germany
  • August 8: Koblenz, Germany
  • August 9: Cologne, Germany
  • August 10: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • August 11: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Deck Plans


Personalize this trip by booking shore excursions that cater to your style. Immerse yourself in local culture by discovering the unique culinary tastes of the area or take a behind the scenes look at the city’s architectural masterpieces that are known around the world. Whether you want to unwind and experience more of the local flare or embark on an epic adventure, there is an excursion waiting for you. Space is limited and fills up quickly, so book your Shore Excursions today! 

Included in your voyage:

  • 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

You can click here to see more details about the shore excursions for your sailing. Call us at 866.655.9070 if you would like to book any DiscoverMORE excursions from the list.

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Lucerne Included Pre-Cruise Program
August 2+-4

  • 2 nights at 4-star Astoria Lucerne or similar accommodations, with breakfast
  • Lucerne walking city tour with guide
  • Half-Day excursion to Mount Titlis, featuring:
    – Cable Car ride to Mount Titlis
    – Ice Flyer tickets over glacier park (Ice Flyer is a chair lift)
  • Transfers between airport,* hotel, and cruise ship, with related luggage handling
    +Lucerne hotel check-in is Aug 2

The Pre-Cruise and/or Post-Cruise Program pricing and tour details are subject to change without prior notice.

MOBILITY: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties. Guests participating in this program must be comfortable with heights and entering/exiting the Ice Flyer (chair lift)

Visa Requirements

Guests who purchase their shore excursions or sponsored overland programs through Oceania Cruises are covered by a blanket visa for the duration of the tour. The blanket visa does not cover any independent travel in Russia outside of the shore excursion and overland programs. Guests must remain with the tour group at all times and will not be able to remain ashore once the excursion or overland program has been completed. There are no additional requirements or applications that guests will need to provide.

Cancellation Policy

If you change your plans or cancel, your rights to a refund are limited. Submit a written cancellation to cancel@gonext.com. Upon receipt of a written cancellation from you, the following fees will apply (as indicated in days prior to tour commencement - cancellation charge (per person).
Cruise Cancellation Fees:
90 days or more =$500 per person
89-60 days =35% per person
59-30 days =50% per person
29-0 days =100% of total fare
Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 30 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)

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Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne

Date: Aug 2-11, 2024
Starting Price: $5,390
Trip Length: 9 nights
Trip: (Lucerne) Basel to Amsterdam
Cruise line: Emerald Cruises | Emerald Sun
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