Visit Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands!
August 16-26, 2021
Experience the Rhine River aboard your Luxury Emerald Waterways star-ship on a seven-night cruise through four. countries. The cruise includes two nights in Lucerne, Switzerland with touring prior to boarding the cruise. Enjoy escorted shore excursions with English-speaking guides.
Allied's Tour Highlights:
Visit four countries
Seven-night cruise in a suite or stateroom of your choice
All gratuities included onboard
First-class service by an English-speaking crew
Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
Personal listening device for onboard excursions
Lucerne, Switzerland walking tour
Strasbourge, France walking tour
Heidelberg Castle, City Center Tour & Wine Tasting
Cologne, Germany walking tour with cathedral visit
Amsterdam canal boat cruise
All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners
Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore
All port charges included
Two-night hotel stay and touring in Lucerne, Switzerland
23 Meals - 9 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D)
Allied Tour Host with minimum of 15 passengers
DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, & Sioux City
PRICING (PER PERSON, Double Occupancy)
$4,769 Rivera Deck Emerald Stateroom
$5,349 Vista Deck Panorama Balcony
$5,579 Horizon Deck Panorama Balcony
$6,179 Horizon Deck Grand Balcony Suite
$6,929 Horizon Deck Owner's One-Bedroom Suite
Pay by Check Savings: $200
Early Booking Savings:
Depart the USA
Allied shuttles are included from Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont and Sioux City to the Omaha airport. Today you'll depart the USA on your overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich - Lucerne, Switzerland
Upon arrival in Zurich, transfer to your hotel in Lucerne to begin your Swiss adventure. The afternoon is at leisure to begin discovering your beautiful new surroundings. This evening, join your Mayflower representative and traveling companions for an included dinner at the hotel.
Overnight (2) Lucerne
Lucerne Walking Tour
After breakfast, an included walking tour highlights the city's landmark, the famous 14th-century Chapel Bridge with its paintings of heroic town events, that crosses the Reuss River. See the 17th- centruy Renissance Town Hall and town squares, all set amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Swiss Alps. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Optional Exursion: Mt Pilatus / Embark in Basel
Before departing for your ship in Basel, the day is free to enjoy at leisure or join the morning optinal excursion to Mt. Pilaturs - a mountain overlooking Lucerne that offers a unique alpine experience! This afternoon, travel by motorcoach to Basel, Switzerland for embarkation of your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner onboard. (Mt. Pilaturs at additional expense)
Today you have a choice to visit a typical Black Forest Village, full of charm, cuckoo clocks and other German specialties or, take part in a guided hike along some of the Black Forest trails.
EmeraldPLUS: Black Forest cake demonstration and tasting
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike in the Black Forest Region
Once docked in Kehl, coaches await to take you across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in France. Your guided walking tour includes the Grande Ile, the historical city center and UNesCO World Heritage Site. Known for its medieval black and white timber-framed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstone buildings, canals and river locks, the city's star attraction is the cathedral, dominating the main square.
DiscoverMORE: Tour to Riquewihr (additional expense)
Mannheim - Heidelberg, Germany
Enjoy the morning cruising to Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers. Travel by coach to Heidelberg for a wine tasting, visit to the ruins of Heidelberg Castle and walking tour of the city center. Alternatively, take part in an active hike to Heidelberg Hill.
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike from Moung Konigstuhl to Heidelberg
Cruise to the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz and enjoy a walking tour through the heart of the city. Stroll down cobblestone streets as you pass historic and picturesque sites. Visit the German monument at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, and enjoy idyllic panoramic views of the Rhine from Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochern (Reichsburg) Castle Visit (additional expense)
Cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. Founded by the Romans, the city is one of Germany's oldest and is famous for its magnificent World-Heritage listed Gothic cathedral. Join your local guide for an included walking tour of the city as you learn how the air raids of WWII turned its streets into a blank canvas. The tour concludes at the cathedral, whose twin spires dominate the skyline. This evening, back onboard, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner.
Discover MORE: Visit to Eua de Cologne Museum (additional expense)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This morning, relax during a glass-top canal boat cruise through Amsterdam's canal system, viewing the medieval center of the city. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, embark on a guided bike tour to Waterland. Return to the ship in the afternoon to explore the city of Amsterdam at your leisure.
Emerald ACTIVE: A guided bike tour to Waterland
Amsterdam / USA
Bid farewell to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your European adventure and cruise along the Rhine River.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
**Please note: The name you give at reservation MUST MATCH your PASSPORT.
YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR PASSPORT IN HAND WHEN YOU PHONE IN TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.**
This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distance.
Included in the vacation package:
All attractions listed under Tour Highlights
All motorcoach transportation in tour itinerary
Home pickup in select Allied Departure Cities on Prestige Tours
Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person)
Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax
All admissions and meals per itinerary
All taxes for included items
Gratuities to hotel bellman and wait staff for included meals
Not Included: airfare or airline luggage fees, meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours and gratuities, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic/bar beverages not a part of the regular menu, items of personal nature, gratuities for shipboard staff, gratuities for tour director/manager or driver on land portion of trip, or staff leading optional tours on at cruise ports, tips to skycaps or limo/van drivers, possible fuel surcharges.
Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a deposit of $400, per person, is required when making your reservation.
Final payment: Due May 10, 2021. Your final payment date will be listed on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Refund and Cancellation Policy: Payments for land, air and cruise arrangements (less the deposit amount) will be refunded when cancellations are received prior to the final payment due date noted above. Deposits are non-refundable unless the optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) is purchase at the time of booking. When the optional Traveler Protection Plan is purchased and it is necessary to cancel your reservation, you will be refunded all payments, including the deposit amount, less the TPP premium. All refunds will be processed by Trip Mate, Inc. Please go to www.tripmate.com/wpF431G for details on the coverage for the Traveler Protection Plan.
Cruise Cancellation Policy (Fee is per person)*:
Days prior to departure Cancel Fee
From initial date of deposit to 91 Days prior .......................$400
90 Days or Less ............................................................No Refund
No refund on unused portions of the tour.
Exclusions for the Cancellation Fee Waiver: Mayflower Cruises & Tours reserves the right to alter its Refund and Cancellation Policy when a substancial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributabel to: conditions resulting from an act of God, natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Cruises & Tours.
Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) for River Cruises - $450 per person (optional)
This non-refundable fee will provide a refund to you during the instance that you have to cancel your trip. The cancellation has to be for a covered reason (see Plan for details on coverage) and we have to be notified at least one day prior to departure. If you must leave the tour early due to personal illness or the illness or death of an immediate family member, TPP will provide a refund for any unused services after the departure of the tour. Other benefits include medical expenses for illness and injury, emergency transportation, 24 hour hot line and lost or stolen baggage assistance. Return air transportation is included ONLY if your air tickets are purchased through Mayflower Cruises & Tours. Please review the Plan for details on coverage. Should you choose not to purchase our TPP, the following per person cancellation charges will be assessed for all tours and optional excursion costs.
Travel Insurance We recommend travel insurance to protect your payments from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting, and travel insurance is the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation, interruption, medical, or other fees. Contact Allied for travel insurance information.
DOCUMENTATION: INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
A valid U.S. passport book that is valid at least six (6) months from the date of your return is required for most international tours. Some countries require more months of validity. Passport and VISA acquisition costs are the responsibility of the traveler. Countries may deny entry due to past criminal or misdemeanor offenses. Requirements are subject to change. Vaccinations may be required. Consult with your local travel agent or Allied reservationist for full details & updates.
Final Documents Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.
Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2020 and are subject to fluctuation due to the U.S. dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency, fuel price fluctuations, taxes, typographical errors, or other reasons, etc. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tours utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms.
Changes in Itinerary The events, attractions, restaurants and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.
Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.
Inspiration and Faith Due to tour schedules, we are unable to make any special provisions for worship services. Tour staff can assist in locating local service schedules which may or may not be possible based on your tour itinerary.
Traveler Conduct & Special Needs Tours are fun, but the enjoyment of the tour is based on everyone being friendly and cooperative. Allied reserves the right to accept or decline any passenger on any tour if Allied Tour determines a passenger would be detrimental to the tour. Once a tour departs, any passenger disruptive to the group may be required to leave the tour. Expenses to return home would be the responsibility of the passenger. No refunds will be issued for unused portions of the tour. Passengers will be required to abide by local mandates to participate in activities, meals, etc.
Please notify us of any special needs at the time of reservation. We will make all reasonable efforts to assist with your travel arrangements. However, it is strongly recommended that a traveling companion come along to help with any special needs of anyone with a disability. Allied Tour Directors have responsibilities for the entire group and cant provide one-on-one care. This includes boarding of motor coaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc. and traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, or other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.
TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as agents for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, pandemic/epidemic, terrorism, or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require. AT reserves the right to make any changes for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2020. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. All baggage is at owners risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to these conditions. No refund or unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions or climate at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT. Travelers may be photographed for the promotional purposes of AT.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Columbus Hy-Vee|| Columbus Hy-Vee |
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
|Council Bluffs-Pilot|| Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Council Bluffs |
|En route|| Pickup points en route |
|Fremont Walmart|| Fremont Walmart |
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
|Grand Island Bosselman|| Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in |
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
|Grand Island Quality Inn|| Quality Inn-I-80 & Hwy 281 * 308-384-7770 |
|Lincoln-Best Western Plus|| Lincoln-Best Western Plus |
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
|Norfolk Allied Office|| Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave. |
|Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines|| Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines |
4220 South 52nd St.
|Sioux City New Victorian|| Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn |
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
|Departure Date||Pick-up Time||Drop-off Time|