Itinerary

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL
DAY 1
18 Apr 2020
Budapest
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Welcome to Budapest! You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest. This evening join your fellow travellers for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, whilst enjoying a traditional Hungarian welcome dinner complete with folk dancing and music. EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise Meals included: Dinner
DAY 2
19 Apr 2020
Budapest
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Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest or an exciting hike on the Buda Hill. On your free time, stroll the Christmas market on Budapest’s main square near Váci Utca Street. This afternoon you depart for Bratislava. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill (active fitness level recommended) Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
20 Apr 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia
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This morning we arrive at the city of Bratislava, capital of the Republic of Slovakia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. Bratislava also charming Christmas markets throughout the city, which you can enjoy. EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
21 Apr 2020
Vienna
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Today you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see Vienna’s world–famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, join the guided bike tour instead of the drive around and guided walk. After the tour, enjoy your free time to sample the wonderful Christmas markets of Vienna which are set up in 15 different squares in the city. EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour Discover More: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense AND / OR Visit to Belvedere Museum (extra expense) Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
22 Apr 2020
Durnstein
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In the morning we arrive in Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. Thereafter you drive through the picturesque landscape of this district to the 900–year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Durnstein Castle (active fitness level recommended) OR EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Durnstein to Melk Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
22 Apr 2020
Melk
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In the morning we arrive in Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. Thereafter you drive through the picturesque landscape of this district to the 900–year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Durnstein Castle (active fitness level recommended) OR EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Durnstein to Melk Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
23 Apr 2020
Passau, Germany
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Cruise along the Danube this morning, in the afternoon we reach Passau. Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in this beautiful city. On this afternoon’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Discover More: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense). Please note, you can only choose either the Salzburg Discover More or the Passau included tour, as both of these tours run at the same time Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
24 Apr 2020
Regensburg
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After breakfast we arrive in magnificent Regensburg. On our guided walking tour you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian Band on board Discover More: Visit to a brewery (extra expense) Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
25 Apr 2020
Nuremberg
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After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer from Nuremberg to Munich Airport. If flying out of Munich please book flights to depart after 2pm. Meals included: Breakfast

What's Included

plane Return flights from the UK Return flights from the UK
overseas transfers Overseas transfers Overseas transfers
food All dining on-board All dining on-board
wine beer soft drinks Wine beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board Wine beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board
complimentry tea and coffee Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day
bottled water Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
itineraries Choice of shore excursions in every port of call Choice of shore excursions in every port of call
bicycles Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own
wifi Internet access and Wi-Fi Internet access and Wi-Fi
on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment
gratuities Gratuities on-board Gratuities on-board
port charges taxes All port charges and taxes All port charges and taxes

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DATE SHIP PRICES FROM PP
04 Apr 2020 Emerald Destiny £1799
23 May 2020 Emerald Dawn £2049
31 May 2020 Emerald Star £2929
13 Jun 2020 Emerald Sun £2489
14 Jun 2020 Emerald Star £3029
05 Jul 2020 Emerald Destiny £2829
12 Jul 2020 Emerald Star £1999
10 Aug 2020 Emerald Sky £1659
16 Aug 2020 Emerald Destiny £2199
23 Aug 2020 Emerald Star £2589
29 Aug 2020 Emerald Dawn £2199
18 Oct 2020 Emerald Star £3129
19 Oct 2020 Emerald Sky £2489
01 Nov 2020 Emerald Star £1219
15 May 2021 Emerald Destiny £2339
22 May 2021 Emerald Dawn £2339
29 May 2021 Emerald Destiny £2339
09 Jun 2021 Emerald Sky £2439
17 Jun 2021 Emerald Sun £2439
31 Jul 2021 Emerald Dawn £2249
06 Aug 2021 Emerald Star £2249
07 Aug 2021 Emerald Destiny £2249
06 Sep 2021 Emerald Destiny £2339
17 Sep 2021 Emerald Star £2489
25 Sep 2021 Emerald Dawn £2339
18 Oct 2021 Emerald Destiny £1849
29 Oct 2021 Emerald Star £1849
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