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Splendours of Europe

Visit the imperial capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and the quaint towns of Bamberg, Passau and Melk as you journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers past story-book castles perched high above terraced vineyards. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £2695pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • River Danube
  • Kolner Dom Cathedral, Cologne
  • Wurzburg
  • Nuremberg
  • Melk Abbey
  • Gloriette, Vienna
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Budapest

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Save up to £800pp PLUS save an extra £200pp when booking a Balcony Suite! Prices shown do not include additional Balcony Suite discounts. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Jan 2019

No single supplement! Applies to 14 Jun; 24 Sep 2019 and 19 Oct 2019 departures. Subject to availability

Splendours of Europe Special Offer

Explore cosmopolitan cities, experience diverse culture and visit charming towns on this superb holiday along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers past story-book castles and vine-clad slopes.

Join your luxurious ship in Amsterdam where you can enjoy a glass-top canal boat cruise along picturesque canals past magnificent 16th-century merchant houses.

Admire the spectacular Kolner Dom in Cologne, a World Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral, see the famous Lorelei Rock as you cruise the mighty Rhine Gorge and stroll through the charming town of Rudesheim.

Explore the quaint towns of Miltenberg and Bamberg and discover the historic sights of Nuremberg, before cruising the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim and on to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities.

Admire the spectacular architecture of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Passau and Melk’s 900-year old Benedictine Abbey, before visiting the cosmopolitan cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

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Splendours of Europe Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Fly from a choice of UK regional airports to Amsterdam where you’ll be met and transferred to your deluxe ship. This evening, enjoy dinner on board. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Today, board a glass-top boat and explore Amsterdam’s picturesque canals, past charming churches, 16th century merchant houses and bustling streets or enjoy a guided bike ride of the city. Welcome Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

This morning, spend time at leisure on board as you cruise to Cologne, Germany’s oldest city. On arrival, take a guided tour with highlights including the Old Town and the Kolner Dom, a World-Heritage listed Gothic cathedral. In 2019, an optional tour of Drachenburg Castle is available. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Rhine Gorge – Rudesheim

Today, cruise the picturesque Rhine Gorge past storybook castles and the famous Lorelei Rock. You can choose between visiting Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or a guided hike. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Miltenberg - Wertheim

On arrival in Miltenberg, enjoy a guided tour, before travelling by coach to Wertheim for free time to explore this medieval city. Emerald Active - enjoy a guided hike to Wertheim Castle (2018) or guided active walk of Miltenberg (2019). (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Wurzburg

Explore Wurzburg, the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”. Visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2019, there is an optional tour of Rothenburg. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bamberg

Enjoy time at leisure on board as you cruise the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg, known as the “city of experience”. Discover one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres where stylish shops weave between historic buildings on a guided tour. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nuremberg

In 2018, take a guided tour of Nuremberg and see highlights including the 900-year-old ramparts and the Holy Roman Empire's Imperial Castle. After, enjoy time at leisure. In 2019, enjoy a coach tour of the city, before taking a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre or spending time at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Regensburg

Cruise through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim. Continue along the Danube to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city, home to the magnificent Old Town Hall. This evening’s on board entertainment is a traditional Bavarian Band. In 2019, an optional visit to a brewery is available.(B,L,D)

Day 10 - Passau

Passau known as the “Three Rivers City” is situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz. This morning, enjoy a walking tour through the cobblestone streets and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress, before visiting the magnificent St Stephen’s Cathedral. In 2019, an optional tour of Salzburg is available. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Melk (Austria) – Durnstein

Discover Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey which boasts fine Italian architecture and spectacular fresco ceilings. Later, cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley and on to the enchanting village of Durnstein. Emerald Active - enjoy a guided bike ride along the River Danube or a guided hike to Durnstein Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Vienna

Austria’s capital city Vienna is a fascinating fusion old and new. Enjoy an icon-filled coach tour along the Ringstrasse with highlights including the world-famous Opera House and Hofburg Imperial Palace. If you are feeling active you can tour the city by bike instead of the coach tour. In 2019, there is an optional Viennese concert and a tour of Schonbrunn Palace. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Discover impressive 18th-century Rococo buildings and stylish street cafes during your time in Bratislava. Take a sightseeing tour of the city, home to the magnificent Mirbach Palace and Gothic cathedral of St Martin, before enjoying a special afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family. In 2019, there is the option to join a guided hike to Bratislava Castle instead of joining the sightseeing tour. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Budapest (Hungary)

Arrive in the cosmopolitan capital city of Budapest. See the city's sights on a guided tour. Emerald Active - join a guided hike to Buda Hill. This evening, enjoy a night-time cruise along the Danube and a traditional Hungarian Farewell Dinner complete with folk dancing and music. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Budapest – UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways deluxe ship
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guides
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available at all times and complimentary bottled water in your cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Highlight Dinners including a Welcome Dinner
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Travel insurance

Cruise Extensions

  • 2019 Prague Extension Enjoy a 3-night stay at the Hotel Grandium or similar from £375pp. Please contact us for more details
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 27th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3095
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  • May
    • May 1st - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3495
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    • May 6th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3695
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    • May 18th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3695
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    • May 27th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3695
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  • June
    • Jun 8th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3545
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    • Jun 10th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3345
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    • Jun 14th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3345
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  • July
    • Jul 6th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3595
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    • Jul 12th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3595
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    • Jul 13th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3595
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    • Jul 22nd - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3195
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  • August
    • Aug 9th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3595
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    • Aug 23rd - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3595
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    • Aug 31st - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3795
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  • September
    • Sep 10th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3745
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    • Sep 14th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3745
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    • Sep 24th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £3345
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  • October
    • Oct 4th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2895
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    • Oct 8th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2895
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    • Oct 19th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2695
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Price Information

  • Single supplements are available - please contact us
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