Exclusive Danube Delights 2019 Emerald Waterways River Cruise

Travel from the vibrant city of Budapest in eastern Europe to the heart of Bavaria on the Danube River. This 8-day Danube Delights river cruise introduces three capital cities, a string of charming heritage towns, and a wealth of natural beauty – for an unforgettable European adventure.

Budapest

Itinerary

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

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 to Buda Hill. This afternoon you depart for Bratislava.
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill (active fitness level recommended)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.
EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. Then you have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of Vienna.

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

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)
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Durnstein to Melk
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

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
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer from Nuremberg to Munich Airport.
Meals included: Dinner

Price Guide

Date Cabin Price was Price now Single fares
23 June 2019 Cat E Emerald Stateroom £2,495 £1,895 £3,425
Cat D Emerald Stateroom £2,595 £1,995 £3,625
Cat C Balcony Suite £3,095 £2,495 £4,625
Cat B Balcony Suite £3,295 £2,695 £5,025
Cat A Balcony Suite £3,495 £2,895 £5,425
Cat S Grand Balcony Suite £3,995 £3,395 £6,425
Cat SA Owners One Bedroom Suite £4,695 £4,095 £7,825

What's Included

  • RIVERCRUISING.CO.UK EXCLUSIVE! Book before 31 May & save up to £1,200 per couple plus enjoy unlimited free drinks on board*
  • Return economy flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh. Call for details on regional departures.
  • 7 nights in a Stateroom or Suite of your choice
  • 6 shore excursions, including visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities including a home-hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family
  • 20 on-board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including a Welcome Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on-board
  • Complimentary bottled water in your Suite or Stateroom re-stocked daily
  • A variety of on-board evening entertainment
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board (restrictions apply)
  • All port charges, airport taxes & transfers within Europe
  • All tips included, saving you up to £235 per couple