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Jewels of the Rhine

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Enjoy the 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 the 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 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.