Danube Delights

From£1295 Per Person
Highlights
  • Return flights from a selection of UK airports
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited FREE drinks on the ship – Exclusive departure only

Exclusive departure 01 November 2020

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Danube Delights

Danube Delights – an unforgettable river cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear. Our 8-day Danube Delights river cruise introduces three capital cities, a string of charming heritage towns, and a wealth of natural beauty – for an unforgettable European adventure. Budapest is the liveliest and most beautiful city in Eastern Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

Danube Delights 2020

Your day begins with a guided tour of the city’s main heritage highlights, including the majestic Hungarian Parliament Building. Those feeling active can hike to the summit of Buda Hill, and enjoy stunning views of the city. From one capital to another; welcome to Bratislava, the largest city in Slovakia. Offering a blend of architectural styles – from Roman to Celtic – Bratislava is a pleasure to explore on foot, with Mirbach Palace and the Gothic St Martin cathedral providing an architectural showcase. Emerald Waterways guests are invited to enjoy home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family – for an authentic slice of local life. Austria provides countless opportunities for cultural immersion, both in the elegant capital of Vienna and the stunning heritage cities of Melk and Passau.

 

 

The Danube Delights River Cruise also includes the following:

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

  • Guided Tour of Regensburg
  • Guided Tour of Passau
  • Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided Tour of Vienna
  • Guided Tour of Bratislava
  • Guided Tour of Budapest

 

EmeraldPLUS

  • Traditional Bavarian Band on board
  • Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show
  • Budapest Evening Cruise

 

EmeraldACTIVE

  • Guided bike tour from Melk to Durnstein
  • Guided hike to Durnstein Castle
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided Hike to Bratislava Castle
  • A guided active walk to Buda Hill

 

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

 

 

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited FREE Drinks*

Unlimited FREE drinks valid on 01 November 2020 only

Itinerary

Danube Delights 2020
Arrive at Munich Airport and transfer to Nuremberg to embark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Nuremberg is situated along the Main–Danube canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea.
Meals Included: Dinner
This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main–Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. On our guided walking tour, you will have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall.
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian Band on board
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River.
DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense)
*** Please note, you can only choose either included tour of Passau or the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours run at the same time.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century.
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
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EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse, where we will see the sights of the Vienna’s world-famous attractions such as the Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. If you feel active, join the guided bike tour instead of the drive around and guided walk.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour
DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. This evening, the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Bratislava castle
EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest or an exciting hike on the Buda Hill. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner; Complete the evening with folk dancing and music performance on board.
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise
DiscoverMORE: Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour (extra expense)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.
Please note: Pre release itinerary subject to change
Meals Included: Breakfast

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