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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 14 June 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 EUR2235

Save up to £2,952
per couple*

Included Excursions

Premium Drinks Package for £99pp

Spend seven blissful nights cruising the Danube River, visiting the ancient towns and postcard-perfect landscapes of Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Your cruise begins in charming Passau, where you’ll have time to embrace its Bavarian heritage during a night in port. As you sail through Europe, enjoy a choice of shore excursions at every port, whether it’s a guided walk through Linz’s labyrinth of cobblestone streets or a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Český Krumlov Castle.
Uncover millennia of history in Melk, where you’ll discover one of the most exquisite abbeys in Europe. Explore the captivating UNESCO-protected centres of Bratislava and Vienna, where great composers like Mozart and Beethoven wrote their pivotal work. Your sailing ends in beautiful Budapest with an overnight in port.

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 wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
Add a Premium Drinks Package for £99pp
Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner
Overnight in port in Passau, Vienna and Budapest

Excursions

Tour of Melk Abbey

Guided tour of Vienna
Walking tour of Bratislava
Culinary tour of Budapest with Grand Market visit

EmeraldPLUS

Bavarian brunch

Guided tour of Český Krumlov
Local Slovakian entertainment on board
Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board

EmeraldACTIVE

Hike to Veste Oberhaus

Guided bike tour along the Danube River
Hike in Weißenkirchen in der Wachau with activity manager
Guided bike tour of Vienna
Guided hike to Bratislava Castle
Hike to Gellert Hill

All Flights & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

*Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing an Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite, 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

Days 1 - 2
Passau: Overnight in Port

Passau, nestled in Bavaria, captivates with its confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Baroque architecture, a stunning cathedral, and a rich history define this picturesque city, creating a mesmerizing travel experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 3
Linz

Linz, situated along the Danube in Upper Austria, boasts a dynamic cultural scene, modern architecture, and historic charm. Home to the Ars Electronica Center and Linzer Torte, it’s a vibrant destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 3
Český Krumlov

In Český Krumlov, explore an enchanting maze of cobbled streets lined with Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Visit Český Krumlov Castle and float down the Vltava River for breathtaking views of the town’s skyline.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 4
Melk

Stroll through the charming old town of Melk, where pastel-hued homes wind around cobblestone streets. Explore the magnificent Melk Abbey, which stands proud above the town, and hike through the beautiful surrounding forests.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Day 4
Weißenkirchen in der Wachau

Weißenkirchen in der Wachau, nestled in Austria’s Wachau Valley, charms with its vineyard-covered hills, medieval architecture, and the iconic St. Michael’s Church. The Danube flows peacefully, offering a serene backdrop to this enchanting village.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Destiny

Days 5 - 6
Vienna: Overnight in Port

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

Days 7 - 8
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

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

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 £1,799pp

Emerald Riverview staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they’re bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money. These staterooms include a queen-size bed, bathroom with shower, flat-screen TV, mini-bar, and safe.

Cruise Code: EUR2235
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Alternative Departure Dates
20 October 2024
20 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Weißenkirchen in der ...
Sold Out
27 October 2024
27 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Embark Ship, Passau: Overnight in Port, Linz, Český Krumlov, Melk, Weißenkirchen in ...
Sold Out

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Prices from £2,299pp

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: EUR2235
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
20 October 2024
20 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Weißenkirchen in der ...
Fr From £1,899pp
27 October 2024
27 Oct 2024
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Embark Ship, Passau: Overnight in Port, Linz, Český Krumlov, Melk, Weißenkirchen in ...
Fr From £1,899pp

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