Luxury Danube Discovery with Munich & Budapest Stays

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 26 July 2024 - 10 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Emerald Star
  • Duration 10 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Apr 2024 - Oct 2024
  • Holiday type River Cruising
  • Holiday code EUR2224

Complimentary Hotel stays in Munich & Budapest

Save up to £800 per couple*

Discover the cultural, historical, and breathtaking delights of the Danube during an enchanting river cruise, paired with hotel stays in Budapest and Munich.

This magical cruise, bursting with an insightful itinerary, crosses into four countries and offers a unique perspective into their fascinating past as well as their charming present. From the picturesque cobbled streets of Germany to the striking architecture of Vienna and the unique contrasts of Budapest, every port has its own story to tell.

Highlights include an overnight in port in Budapest, the atmospheric Hungarian capital, known for its thermal baths dating back centuries and historic buildings perched on the Danube’s banks; Bratislava, beautiful Vienna, where you could savour a walking tour to explore its UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre or embark on a bike adventure along the picturesque riverbanks.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board River Cruise

7 night full-board Danube river cruise on board your Emerald Star-Ship

The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director

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

Welcome and farewell reception & dinner

Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Overnight in port in Budapest and Regensburg

Upgrade to a Premium Drinks Package from £99pp

Complimentary Hotel Stays

2 night four-star stay at the Up Hotel Budapest

1 night four-star stay at the Steigenberger Hotel München

All hotel stays include breakfast

Excursions

Guided coach tour of Budapest

A walking tour of Bratislava

Guided tour of Göttweig Abbey

Vienna art tour with a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum

A guided tour of Passau

A guided tour of Regensburg

EmeraldPLUS

Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board

Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family

Traditional Bavarian band on board

EmeraldACTIVE

A hike to Buda Hill

Guided hike to Bratislava Castle

Guided bike tour in Vienna

Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

A guided bike tour along the Danube River

Guided bike tour along the River Inn

Guided bike tour to the Walhalla monument

All flights (London departure) and airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship (when paying in full at time of booking)
*Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Days 1 - 2
Budapest: Hotel Stay

Budapest, Hungary’s captivating capital, harmonises history, culture, and breathtaking architecture. Split by the Danube River, it boasts iconic landmarks like the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, and the Chain Bridge.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Up Hotel Budapest

Day 3
Budapest: Embark Ship

Upon arrival into Budapest, you’ll be met by your guide and transfer to port to embark your Emerald Cruises’ Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

Day 4
Budapest

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 Star

Day 5
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 Star

Day 6
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 Star

Day 7
Dürnstein

Embark on a fairy-tale journey to Dürnstein. This Austrian gem captivates with its medieval charm, scenic vineyards, and the iconic blue church tower. Indulge in local wines amid breathtaking landscapes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

Day 8
Passau

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

Day 9
Regensburg: Overnight in Port

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 Star

Day 10
Regensburg: Disembark Ship & Munich Hotel Stay

Enjoy one final breakfast on board before bidding a fond farewell to your fellow guests. You’ll then disembark and transfer to Munich and settle in for your overnight hotel stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Steigenberger Hotel München

Day 11
Munich: Fly Home

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Emerald Star

Featuring spacious staterooms, delicious dining options from around the world, and plenty of entertainment options, guests will always find something to delight in on board.

The vessel has four decks, and a spa to help everyone relax and rejuvenate while at sea, featuring treatments that utilise local ingredients that change depending on the destination.

There are also exciting shore excursions available to explore vibrant ports of call around the globe. Depending on the type of journey you’re looking for, guests can choose from a variety of itineraries traversing the Rhine, Danube, and Main rivers. 

Whatever your vacation needs may be, the Emerald Star ensures that all journeys come with top-tier comfort and amenities so guests can cruise in comfort and style every time!

Included shore excursions allow you to explore the destinations on your itinerary in a unique and immersive way.

  • Occupancy 180
  • Tonnage 3,539 tons
  • Length 443 ft (135.00 m)

Life on Board Emerald Star

Cruising on board Emerald Star is an experience like no other. Enjoy delicious meals, take part in exciting activities, or simply relax and admire the beautiful views.

dining

Emerald Star provides guests with the best in fine dining and a variety of choices, from international cuisine to a selection of buffet-style food, or light bites.

  • Reflections Restaurant
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge

Facilities

This ship provides plenty of activities; from golf and sports to swimming or indulging in spa treatments, you can be as active or relaxed as you desire.

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

entertainment

During the evenings on board Emerald Star enjoy watching a movie, dance to live music, or simply bask in the peacefulness of cruising luxuriously under a star-studded sky.

  • Cinema
  • Nightly music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Enrichment lectures

Cabins and Suites

On board Emerald Star, you can treat yourself to a perfect balance of relaxation and excitement with five-star luxuries in your cabin. Every night ensures that you can rest comfortably, so you’re ready for all the excitement and adventure the next day holds.  

Emerald Stateroom Prices from £2,499pp

Emerald Star Outside Stateroom

On board Emerald Star, guests can enjoy luxurious staterooms with toiletries, HDTVs, and a fully stocked mini-bar for their comfort and convenience. There are also single-occupancy rooms available.

  • 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: EUR2224
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Alternative Departure Dates
19 April 2024
19 Apr 2024
10 nights
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27 April 2024
27 Apr 2024
10 nights
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03 May 2024
03 May 2024
10 nights
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03 July 2024
03 Jul 2024
10 nights
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03 July 2024
03 Jul 2024
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25 July 2024
25 Jul 2024
10 nights
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03 August 2024
03 Aug 2024
10 nights
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09 August 2024
09 Aug 2024
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17 August 2024
17 Aug 2024
10 nights
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24 August 2024
24 Aug 2024
10 nights
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03 October 2024
03 Oct 2024
10 nights
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Fr From £2,299pp
04 October 2024
04 Oct 2024
10 nights
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09 October 2024
09 Oct 2024
10 nights
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12 October 2024
12 Oct 2024
10 nights
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17 October 2024
17 Oct 2024
10 nights
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27 October 2024
27 Oct 2024
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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Prices from £3,199pp

Emerald Star Balcony Stateroom

Enjoy a stay in a private balcony suite, featuring opening glass doors that let in the ocean’s breeze and an array of luxurious amenities for maximum comfort.

  • 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: EUR2224
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
19 April 2024
19 Apr 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Fr From £2,699pp
27 April 2024
27 Apr 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Fr From £2,899pp
03 May 2024
03 May 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Fr From £3,199pp
03 July 2024
03 Jul 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Munich: Embark Ship, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein, Vienna, Bratislava, Bu...
Fr From £3,199pp
03 July 2024
03 Jul 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Fr From £2,999pp
25 July 2024
25 Jul 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Fr From £3,199pp
03 August 2024
03 Aug 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port , Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstei...
Fr From £3,199pp
09 August 2024
09 Aug 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Fr From £3,099pp
17 August 2024
17 Aug 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Fr From £3,099pp
24 August 2024
24 Aug 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Fr From £3,099pp
03 October 2024
03 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Fr From £2,999pp
04 October 2024
04 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Fr From £2,799pp
09 October 2024
09 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Fr From £2,399pp
12 October 2024
12 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Fr From £2,799pp
17 October 2024
17 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Fr From £2,799pp
27 October 2024
27 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Fr From £2,499pp

Owners One-Bedroom Suite Sold Out

Emerald Star Owners Suite Stateroom

For the ultimate in luxury accommodation, why not book the Owner’s suite? With its extra seating area, outside balcony with chairs and tables and extra special features, it’s truly a room for a king (or queen).

  • Queen/Twin beds/single room
  • En suite bathroom with shower & two sinks
  • Luxury products
  • Nespresso coffee maker
  • IPad
  • In-room dining
  • Complimentary laundry
  • Walk in closet
  • Personal safe
  • Direct dial phone
  • Flat HD TV
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Climate control
  • Umbrella
  • Shoe Cleaner
  • Ear plugs
  • Lounge/living area
  • Sit out balcony with chairs and tables

 

Cruise Code: EUR2224
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
19 April 2024
19 Apr 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Sold Out
27 April 2024
27 Apr 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Sold Out
03 May 2024
03 May 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Sold Out
03 July 2024
03 Jul 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Munich: Embark Ship, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein, Vienna, Bratislava, Bu...
Sold Out
03 July 2024
03 Jul 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
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25 July 2024
25 Jul 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Sold Out
03 August 2024
03 Aug 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port , Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstei...
Sold Out
09 August 2024
09 Aug 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Sold Out
17 August 2024
17 Aug 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Sold Out
24 August 2024
24 Aug 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Sold Out
03 October 2024
03 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Sold Out
04 October 2024
04 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Sold Out
09 October 2024
09 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Sold Out
12 October 2024
12 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Sold Out
17 October 2024
17 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Munich: Hotel Stay, Regensburg: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein...
Sold Out
27 October 2024
27 Oct 2024
10 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Hotel Stay, Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, ...
Sold Out

Your Hotel Stays

Budapest

Included Hotel

Up Hotel Budapest (Or Similar)

Up Hotel Budapest is a contemporary boutique hotel that embraces the concept of “Up.” Located in the heart of Budapest, Hungary, it offers a unique experience focusing on positivity, optimism, and uplifting moments. The hotel’s design and ambiance are centred around the idea of elevating one’s spirits and providing a cheerful atmosphere for guests. With stylish rooms, a rooftop bar, and a central location, it aims to create a vibrant and uplifting environment for travellers, encouraging them to explore the beauty and culture of Budapest while enjoying a positive and memorable stay.

Munich

Included Hotel

Steigenberger Hotel München (Or Similar)

Discover unparalleled luxury and comfort at Steigenberger Hotel München. Nestled in the heart of Munich, this exquisite hotel blends modern sophistication with Bavarian charm. Immerse yourself in stylishly appointed rooms, each designed for ultimate relaxation. Indulge in gourmet dining at the on-site restaurant, offering a tantalising array of culinary delights. With impeccable service and a prime location, Steigenberger Hotel München promises an unforgettable stay, whether you’re exploring the city’s attractions or unwinding in the elegant surroundings. Elevate your Munich experience with the epitome of opulence at Steigenberger.

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