Splendours of Europe

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 25 August 2024 - 14 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Emerald Destiny
  • 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
Budapest: Embark Ship

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

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Day 2
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

Day 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 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
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
Amsterdam: 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 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 £2,999pp

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

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: 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...
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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
14 July 2024
14 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
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16 Aug 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
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
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14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
Fr From £3,599pp
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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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