Splendours of Europe

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 27 July 2024 - 14 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Emerald Dawn
  • Duration 14 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jun 2024 - Jul 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 Dawn

This magnificent vessel entered service in 2015, and undertakes luxurious round trips across Europe.

Emerald Dawn comprises three spacious decks, incorporating unique, comfortable, and relaxing staterooms and suites, along with multiple bars and lounges.

Dining on board Emerald Dawn represents a simply exquisite experience – the focal point for which is the ship’s main dining room, the Reflections Restaurant.

The standout feature of Emerald Dawn is undoubtedly her heated swimming pool. The pool has a retractable roof and offers spectacular 180-degree views at the ship aft. This area of the ship seamlessly transforms into an enchanting cinema at night, complete with cocktails and popcorn.

Emerald Dawn hosts themed cruises to all manner of tempting faraway destinations. With her indulgent facilities, attentive service, and itinerary of fabulous European river destinations, Emerald Dawn really does provide the perfect way to escape.

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

Life on Board Emerald Dawn

Your time on board Emerald Dawn will be full of inspiring moments. Enjoy fine food and a plethora of activities, or just sip your favourite beverage as you watch the world go by.

dining

An Emerald cruise can be counted on to deliver the utmost in culinary satisfaction. With opportunities to relish the best in international dishes, light snacks, and wines, there are options to suit everyone’s tastes on board Emerald Dawn.

  • Reflections Restaurant
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge

Facilities

There is no shortage of comfort-enhancing and relaxing facilities for passengers to take advantage of during their time on board Emerald Dawn, ranging from pools and sports to spa treatments and pampering sessions.

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

entertainment

Expect the very best in evening entertainment options during your time on board Emerald Dawn. From live music and box office films, to sipping your favourite cocktail as you watch the sun disappear over the horizon, there will be activities and stimulations to enthral and captivate you.

  • Cinema
  • Nightly music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Enrichment lectures

Cabins and Suites

The accommodation on board Emerald Dawn provides everything you will expect and require for a comfortable and memorable stay. With five-star features and a selection of configurations on offer, you can look forward to a restful and peaceful night.

Emerald Stateroom Prices from £2,999pp

Emerald Dawn Outside Stateroom

The staterooms gracing Emerald Dawn are comfortable and stylish, offering a range of pleasing amenities such as:

  • Single, queen, or twin hotel-style bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Flatscreen TV and infotainment system
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual climate control
Cruise Code: EUR2228
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Alternative Departure Dates
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Panorama Balcony Suite Prices from £3,899pp

Emerald Dawn Balcony Stateroom

The balcony suites provide an indoor veranda and floor-to-ceiling doors to let in the fresh sea air. There is a generous complement of amenities to enjoy, including:

  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system
Cruise Code: EUR2228
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Alternative Departure Dates
29 June 2024
29 Jun 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Fr From £3,698pp
30 June 2024
30 Jun 2024
14 nights
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Fr From £3,598pp
06 July 2024
06 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Fr From £3,698pp
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11 Jul 2024
14 nights
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Fr From £3,598pp
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14 Jul 2024
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Grand Balcony Suite Sold Out

The Grand Balcony Suite, complete with the private balcony referenced in its name, boasts the already-impressive amenities of the aforementioned rooms, while also taking cruise-ship luxury accommodation to the next level.

  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Nespresso machine
  • Flatscreen TV and infotainment system
  • Individual climate control
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system
Cruise Code: EUR2228
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
29 June 2024
29 Jun 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
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30 June 2024
30 Jun 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
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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 July 2024
11 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
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13 July 2024
13 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
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14 July 2024
14 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
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25 July 2024
25 Jul 2024
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Owner's Suite Sold Out

Emerald Dawn Suite Stateroom

For an experience of utter indulgence, opt for the Owner’s Suite. This suite features additional seating space, a private balcony with chairs and tables, and further luxurious amenities, providing an environment fit for royalty.

  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style bed
  • Spacious bathroom with shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Separate lounge and bedroom area
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Fully stocked minibar
  • Flatscreen TV and infotainment system
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Nespresso machine
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • iPad
  • Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system
Cruise Code: EUR2228
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
29 June 2024
29 Jun 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Sold Out
30 June 2024
30 Jun 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
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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 July 2024
11 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Budapest: Embark Ship, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bambe...
Sold Out
13 July 2024
13 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
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14 July 2024
14 Jul 2024
14 nights
Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam: Embark Ship, Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg,...
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25 July 2024
25 Jul 2024
14 nights
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