Danube Delights

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 12 July 2024 - 7 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Emerald Destiny
  • Duration 7 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jun 2024 - Oct 2024
  • Holiday type River Cruising
  • Holiday code EUR2232

Save up to £4,462 per couple^

INCLUDES EXCURSIONS

Premium Drinks Package from £99PP

Discover the cultural, historical, and natural delights of the Danube during an enchanting river cruise on board a stunning Emerald Star-Ship.

Your European adventure begins in history-steeped Munich, where you’ll embark a state-of-the-art Star-Ship. Brimming with innovative features that bring your journey to life, these floating boutique hotels boast a front-row seat to the wonders of Europe. Revel in the beauty and heritage of the Wachau Valley’s ancient towns, from Regensburg’s melting pot of cultures to the Gothic architecture of Passau.

Unravel Vienna’s treasure trove of imperial palaces, museums, and musical legacy. Marvel at Bratislava’s hilltop castle and lavish Episcopal Summer Palace. Your cruise ends with a night in port in beautiful Budapest, where you’ll discover centuries of thermal spa culture and a wealth of grand architectural attractions.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board River Cruise

7 night full-board Danube river cruise on board Emerald Destiny

The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director

20 meals including: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Complimentary unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner, sparkling wine and fresh-squeezed juices during breakfast

Add a Premium Drinks Package for £99pp

Welcome and farewell reception & dinner

Overnight in port in Budapest

Excursions

A guided tour of Passau

A guided tour of Göttweig Abbey

Vienna art tour with a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum

A walking tour of Bratislava

Guided coach tour of Budapest

EmeraldPLUS

Traditional Bavarian band on board

Walking tour of Regensburg with Bavarian sausage tasting

Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family

Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board

EmeraldACTIVE

Guided bike tour to the Walhalla monument

Guided bike tour along the River Inn

Guided bike tour along the Danube River

Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

Guided bike tour in Vienna

Guided hike to Bratislava Castle

Hike to Gellért Hill

All Flights & Transfers*

London departure – regional flights available

*Transfers to and from your star-ship included.
^Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Munich: Embark Ship

Expertly navigating the rivers of Europe, Emerald’s contemporary Star-Ships have been specially designed to mirror the beauty of their majestic surroundings. Iconic features include the three-tiered atrium and the indoor-outdoor pool.

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 2
Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany’s medieval jewel. Walk cobblestone streets, marvel at historic architecture, and immerse in Danube’s charm. Let this city’s rich history and cultural heritage inspire your Bavarian exploration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 3
Passau

Experience Passau, the Three Rivers City, where history and beauty converge. Marvel at majestic architecture, stroll along scenic riverfronts, and savor Bavarian delights in cozy cafes. Discover the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 3
Engelhartszell an der Donau

Immerse yourself in the serenity of Engelhartszell an der Donau. Discover historic landmarks, savor local delicacies, and let the Danube River’s tranquil beauty captivate your soul in this enchanting town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 4
Dürnstein

Discover the enchanting beauty of Dürnstein, Austria. Nestled along the Danube River, this picturesque town captivates with its medieval charm, vineyards, and the iconic blue tower. Surrender to its serene ambiance and create cherished memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 4
Krems

Experience the enchanting allure of Krems, Austria. Stroll through its historic streets, immerse in the cultural richness, and let Krems captivate your senses and transport you to a world of timeless beauty and charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 5
Vienna

Vienna: Austria’s captivating capital. Immerse in rich culture, music heritage, and UNESCO-listed architecture. From Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral to Schönbrunn Palace, indulge in art, world-class performances, and diverse cuisines.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 6
Bratislava

Step into the enchanting allure of Bratislava. With its medieval charm, riverfront beauty, and cultural treasures, it’s a city that invites you to explore the heart of Slovakia and Eastern Europe’s history.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 7
Budapest: Overnight in Port

Experience the dynamic charm of Budapest. With its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant arts scene, it’s a city that invites you to embrace both its rich history and modern spirit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 8
Budapest: Disembark & Fly Home

Today your voyage cruises to a close. Enjoy your final breakfast onboard before saying farewell to your fellow guests and disembarking for the final time.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Emerald Destiny

The 35440 GT vessel has several levels and can accommodate 180 guests, providing an experience of first-class comfort and premium service for travellers.

The ship offers spacious staterooms, including luxurious suites – all equipped with modern amenities. Each room has everything you need for a relaxing and restful night’s sleep.

Guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness centre, multiple bars and lounges, spectacular restaurants, a theatre showcasing live performances, a sports facility with recreational games like basketball courts and golf simulators, as well as numerous shops featuring jewellery, souvenirs and speciality items for purchase.

In addition to its impressive array of features on board the Emerald Destiny, there are plenty of activities at many unique ports of call around the world to further enliven your journey. From top attractions in glitzy cities to remote island hideaways perfect for relaxation and exploration – there is something for everyone.

  • Occupancy 180
  • Tonnage 3,544 tons
  • Length 443 ft (135.00 m)

Life on Board Emerald Destiny

The Emerald Destiny provides an entertaining experience without even stepping ashore. You can explore a world of culinary delights, engage in a variety of activities, or just relax and savour your favourite beverage while admiring the passing landscapes.

dining

With Emerald cruises, cuisine is a celebrated highlight of your holiday – from global cuisine to small treats and beverages, there’s something to please any palate.

  • Reflections Restaurant
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge
  • Sky Barbecue

Facilities

Those aboard the Emerald Destiny can take advantage of a multitude of amenities including swimming pools, sports, spa treatments, and pampering sessions.

  • Sun deck
  • Golf putting green
  • Games area
  • Walking track
  • Navigation bridge
  • Daytime pool & bar
  • Lift
  • Reception
  • Wellness area
  • Fitness area
  • Sky barbecue
  • Hair salon

entertainment

During your journey, you can enjoy a range of night-time entertainment such as live music or cinema screenings – or simply relax with your favourite beverage and watch the sunset with your favourite drink at hand.

  • Cinema
  • Nightly music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Enrichment lectures

Cabins and Suites

On board Emerald Cruises, you’ll have all the features you need for a peaceful and enjoyable stay. With five-star amenities and different options available to suit your needs, you’ll enjoy a restful and peacful sleep after an exciting day at sea.

Emerald Stateroom Prices from £1,499pp

Emerald Destiny Inside Stateroom

Staterooms aboard the Emerald Destiny provide comfort and style, with amenities ranging from luxurious toiletries and HD TV to a fully stocked mini-bar.

  • Queen/Twin beds/single room
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Luxury products
  • Walk in closet
  • Personal safe
  • Direct dial phone
  • Flat HD TV
  • Mini bar
  • Climate control
  • Umbrella
  • Shoe Cleaner
  • Ear plugs
Cruise Code: EUR2232
Alternative Departure Dates
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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Prices from £1,849pp

Emerald Destiny Balcony Stateroom

The luxurious balcony suites feature an indoor veranda, floor-to-ceiling doors for ushering in the ocean breeze, and plentiful amenities for guests to enjoy.

  • Queen/Twin beds/single room
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Luxury products
  • Walk in closet
  • Personal safe
  • Direct dial phone
  • Flat HD TV
  • Mini bar
  • Climate control
  • Umbrella
  • Shoe Cleaner
  • Ear plugs
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors
  • Indoor veranda
Cruise Code: EUR2232
Alternative Departure Dates
13 June 2024
13 Jun 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship & Overnight in port, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Krems, Dürnstein, Eng...
Fr From £1,899pp
16 June 2024
16 Jun 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship & Overnight in port, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Krems, Dürnstein, Eng...
Fr From £1,849pp
20 June 2024
20 Jun 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Embark Ship, Regensburg, Passau, Engelhartszell an der Donau, Dürnstein, Krems, Vienna...
Fr From £1,899pp
21 June 2024
21 Jun 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship & Overnight in port, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Krems, Dürnstein, Eng...
Fr From £1,849pp
23 June 2024
23 Jun 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Embark Ship, Regensburg, Passau, Engelhartszell an der Donau, Dürnstein, Krems, Vienna...
Fr From £1,849pp
27 June 2024
27 Jun 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship & Overnight in port, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Krems, Dürnstein, Eng...
Fr From £2,049pp
28 June 2024
28 Jun 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Embark Ship, Regensburg, Passau, Engelhartszell an der Donau, Dürnstein, Krems, Vienna...
Fr From £1,899pp
04 July 2024
04 Jul 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Embark Ship, Regensburg, Passau, Engelhartszell an der Donau, Dürnstein, Krems, Vienna...
Fr From £1,849pp
05 July 2024
05 Jul 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship & Overnight in port, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Krems, Dürnstein, Eng...
Fr From £1,849pp
26 July 2024
26 Jul 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Embark Ship, Regensburg, Passau, Engelhartszell an der Donau, Dürnstein, Krems, Vienna...
Fr From £1,849pp
04 August 2024
04 Aug 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Embark Ship, Regensburg, Passau, Engelhartszell an der Donau, Dürnstein, Krems, Vienna...
Fr From £1,949pp
02 September 2024
02 Sep 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Embark Ship, Regensburg, Passau, Engelhartszell an der Donau, Dürnstein, Krems, Vienna...
Fr From £1,849pp
29 October 2024
29 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship & Overnight in port, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Krems, Dürnstein, Eng...
Fr From £1,849pp
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