Splendours of Europe

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 14 July 2024 - 14 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Emerald Star
  • Duration 14 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jul 2024 - Oct 2024
  • Holiday type River Cruising
  • Holiday code EUR2228

Premium drinks package from £198pp

Included Excursions

Be spellbound by the splendours of Europe on this unforgettable river cruise that takes in some of the region’s most beguiling landscapes, inspiring destinations, and culinary delights.

This sensational cruise navigates the enchanting waters through Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Promising natural beauty, quaint medieval towns, UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, a wealth of guided city tours, hikes through forests to hilltop fortresses, and traditional regional performances, four capital cities offer a unique perspective into their fascinating past as well as their charming present.

You’ll sail these magnificent waters in style and luxury on board one of Emerald Cruises’ superb Star-Ships. Marvel at the passing views with a morning coffee from The Terrace, challenge fellow guests to games on the Sun Deck, escape to the Wellness Area for a revitalising treatment and join friends for a movie under the stars.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

River Cruise

14 night full-board river cruise on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director

41 meals including: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners

Welcome and farewell reception & dinner

Excursions

Canal cruise in Amsterdam

Guided tour of Cologne’s Old Town

Visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Museum

Guided Tour of Miltenberg

Walking tour of Wurzburg & Visit to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bishop Residence

Guided Tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bamberg

Guided tour of Nuremberg

Guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Regensburg

Guided tour of Passau

Tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Melk Abbey

Guided tour of Vienna

Walking tour of Bratislava

Guided coach tour of Budapest

EmeraldPLUS

Traditional Bavarian band performance on board

Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family

Hungarian folklore show performance on board

EmeraldACTIVE

Guided bike tour to Waterland

Active walk through vineyards in Rüdesheim

Active walk to Mildenburg Castle

A guided bike tour along the Danube River

Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

Guided bike tour in Vienna

Guided hike to Bratislava castle

Hike to Buda Hill

All flights (London departure) and airport transfers to and from your star-ship
Please note: ship and itinerary will vary depending on departure date

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Amsterdam: Embark Ship

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

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 2
Amsterdam

Amsterdam, a captivating Dutch city, weaves historic charm and progressive spirit along its iconic canals. Rich in art, culture, and diverse experiences, it offers a dynamic European urban adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 3
Cologne

Cologne, Germany, a 2000-year-old city on the Rhine, boasts the iconic Cologne Cathedral in a reconstructed Old Town. Explore historic sites, enjoy traditional breweries, and witness love rituals at Hohenzollern Bridge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 4
Koblenz

Koblenz, among Germany’s oldest cities, lies at the Rhine-Moselle confluence. Rich in history, explore on foot, take a cable car for aerial views, and visit landmarks like Ehrenbreitstein fortress, Stolzenfels Castle, and the UNESCO-listed upper middle Rhine Valley.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 5
Miltenberg

Miltenberg, a historic Bavarian city on the River Main, evolved from medieval roots through viniculture, trade, and river traffic. Explore the Museum Stadt Miltenberg in Alte Amtskellerei, showcasing Roman-era culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 6
Würzburg

Discover the enchantment of Würzburg, Germany. Immerse in its rich history, awe-inspiring architecture, and vibrant culture. Let the magnificent Residenz, the Main River, and renowned wine captivate your heart and ignite your imagination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 7
Bamberg

Step into the fairytale town of Bamberg, where medieval charm meets Bavarian allure. Lose yourself in its winding streets, marvel at the enchanting half-timbered houses, and savor the exquisite flavors of its famous smoked beer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 8
Nuremberg

Experience the captivating blend of history and vibrancy in Nuremberg. Majestic castle, picturesque old town, and culinary delights await. Let this enchanting city leave an everlasting impression on your senses and ignite your imagination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 9
Regensburg

Regensburg, a medieval Bavarian city in southeast Germany, sits at the Danube’s confluence with the Regen and Naab rivers. Known for its 12th Century stone bridge, UNESCO World Heritage sites, Gothic cathedral, and historic landmarks, it offers parks, gardens, and scenic river paths for visito...

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 10
Passau

Passau, a German city at the Austrian border, sits at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Known as the Three Rivers City, it boasts diverse currents and landmarks like Veste Oberhaus, Mariahilf Church, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 11
Melk

Explore Melk, Austria’s enchanting town on the Danube. Discover the awe-inspiring Melk Abbey, indulge in local delights, and embrace the breathtaking landscapes of the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley. Unforgettable adventures await in this idyllic destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 12
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 & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 13
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 & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 14
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 & Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Days 15 - 17
Relax At Sea
Day 15
Budapest: Disembark Ship & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and 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 £2,999pp

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: EUR2228
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Alternative Departure Dates
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Panorama Balcony Suite Prices from £3,899pp

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: EUR2228
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
06 July 2024
06 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Fr From £3,899pp
11 July 2024
11 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Fr From £3,899pp
13 July 2024
13 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
Fr From £3,899pp
25 July 2024
25 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
Fr From £3,899pp
27 July 2024
27 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Fr From £3,899pp
02 August 2024
02 Aug 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Fr From £3,799pp
11 August 2024
11 Aug 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
Fr From £3,899pp
16 August 2024
16 Aug 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
Fr From £3,899pp
25 August 2024
25 Aug 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Fr From £3,899pp
20 October 2024
20 Oct 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Fr From £3,699pp
22 October 2024
22 Oct 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
Fr From £3,599pp
25 October 2024
25 Oct 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Fr From £3,599pp
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