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Discover the cultural, historical and breathtaking delights of the Danube during an enchanting river cruise on board the brand-new Emerald Luna.

Your European adventure begins in beautiful Budapest where you’ll embark the all-new Star-Ship, Emerald Luna. Brimming with innovative features that bring your journey to life, this floating hotel boasts a front-row seat to the wonders of Europe.

This magical cruise, bursting with an insightful itinerary, crosses into four countries and offers a unique perspective into their fascinating past as well as their charming present. From the picturesque cobbled streets of Germany to the striking architecture of Vienna and the unique contrasts of Budapest, every port has its own story to tell.

Spend an overnight in port in Budapest, the atmospheric Hungarian capital, known for its thermal baths dating back centuries and historic buildings perched on the Danube’s banks.

At Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, an ancient landscape awaits. Tour the heart of the city and marvel at the wealth of lavish sights including the Episcopal Summer Palace and the Slovak National Theatre. Those with a head for heights will love the views from the hill-top Bratislava Castle.

Next, you’ll immerse yourself in beautiful Vienna, home to grand imperial palaces and a treasure trove of museums filled with masterpieces. Savour a walking tour to explore its UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre or embark on two wheels for a bike adventure along the picturesque riverbanks.

Spend some time on board drinking in the enchanting landscapes of the Wachau Valley, before exploring the sleepy village of Melk. After a tour in Passau, known for its noteworthy Gothic and Baroque architecture, you’ll revel in some time in Regensburg, a charming city steeped in history and a melting pot of cultural influences. Your cruise then ends in Munich, where you’ll disembark and fly home.

Your Route

Welcome aboard the Emerald Luna

Transporting you on the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle Rivers, this graceful river ship provides an unforgettable opportunity to discover highlights of the continent in sumptuous style and opulent comfort. Joining the growing fleet, Emerald Luna is a brand-new addition boasting all the hallmark luxury facilities that guests have come to love. Modern, elegant and brimming with innovative features that bring your adventure to life, this remarkable vessel is your boutique floating hotel and a front-row seat to the wonders of Europe. Spacious suites and staterooms, contemporary dining spaces, designated wellness and entertainment spaces are just a handful of the benefits of cruising on board Emerald Luna. Discover the delights within the three-tier atrium, enjoy coffee out on The Terrace, accompanied by sweeping views of the passing scenery, take a refreshing dip in the heated swimming pool, that seamlessly turns into a cinema at night, and challenge fellow guests to a game or two up on deck.

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Entertainment

From the ever-popular crew show and bar quizzes to local performances in traditional style, there’s never a dull moment on board! You’ll also find a heated pool with retractable roof and bar that transforms into a cinema in the evening.

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Bars and Restaurants

Raise a glass to your adventure or catch up with friends in the Horizon Bar & Lounge, and enjoy a feast of culinary delights in the Reflections Restaurant which offers both tasty al-fresco light bites and decadent five-course, a la carte dining experiences.

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Relax & Unwind

Escape to the Sun Deck for a chance to sit back and admire the glorious views of the passing landscapes or for something extra special, treat yourself to an indulgent treatment or two in the luxurious Wellness Area.

Your Seven Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 2

28 - 29 October 2022

Arrive in Budapest, divided by the mighty Danube, and transfer to port where you’ll embark the brand-new Emerald Luna

Upon arrival into Budapest, you’ll be met by your guide and transfer to port to embark Emerald Cruises’ brand-new Star-Ship, Emerald Luna, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you. From her gleaming three-tier atrium to her heated swimming pool that effortlessly transforms into a cinema, Emerald Luna is so much more than a river ship. Unwind in your sumptuous suite which features an all-weather balcony retreat, tuck into delicious freshly-prepared dishes from Reflections Restaurants and meet new friends over a drink or two in the Horizons Bar & Lounge. This evening, join your fellow guests for an authentic Hungarian folklore show on board, followed by a traditional dinner.

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Day 3

30 October 2022

Spend a morning at leisure before exploring Bratislava, nestled among lush vineyards and fringed by glorious mountains

Enjoy some time at leisure on board this morning where you could unwind on the Sun Deck or head to the on-board wellness centre for a sumptuous treatment or two as you sail to Bratislava. In the capital of Slovakia, you’ll find stunning fairy-tale castles with fascinating panoramic views across the river. This relaxed and compact city is easy to explore, especially the traffic-free Old Town, and rewards you with baroque architecture, charming cafes and plenty of live music. Accompanied by a guide, you’ll wander through the heart of the city and soak in the enthralling sights of the lavish Episcopal Summer Palace and the neo-Renaissance façade of the Slovak National Theatre. If you’re feeling a little more energetic this morning, you could instead choose to hike around the serene gardens of Bratislava Castle. This afternoon, you’ll be invited into the home of a local family where you’ll learn about their fascinating culture over a cup of coffee and a slice of delicious cake.

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Day 4

31 October 2022

Immerse yourself in breathtaking Vienna, Austria’s cultured capital

You’ll cruise to Austria’s cultured capital to explore its grand imperial palaces and treasure trove of museums, filled with masterpieces. Rich in musical heritage – Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Brahm and Mahler all found inspiration in Vienna and music still plays an important role in everyday life. Today, your local guide will take you for a drive around the world-famous Ringstrasse before embarking on a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Vienna. Admire the scattering of lavish Baroque mansions and the Renaissance Revival venue, Vienna State Opera – one of the world’s leading opera houses. Of course, if you prefer exploring on two wheels, a guided bike tour will take you along Vienna’s picturesque riverbanks to Danube Island and Prater, home to a traditional 19th-century Ferris wheel.

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Day 5

1 November 2022

Marvel at the jaw-dropping scenery of the Wachau Valley

This morning, you’ll arrive in Dürnstein: a small town in Austria and one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Wachau region. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to hike to the medieval ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where King Richard I was held prisoner following his return from the Third Crusade, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Cultural Landscape. Alternatively, you could enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk, venturing along the banks of the Danube.

Later, you’ll cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, whose steep slopes are lined with vineyards and orchards dotted with quaint villages and imposing castles. In the midst of this postcard-perfect landscape, you’ll stop at the sleepy village of Melk and relish a tour of the 900-year-old Melk Abbey including the extravagant surroundings of this former palace. Back on board, why not head to The Terrace for a sumptuous dinner paired with the mesmerising backdrop of the passing scenery before joining friends for a movie in the stylish cinema?

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Day 6

2 November 2022

Discover majestic Passau, known as the Three Rivers City

After a morning of gliding through the tranquil waters of the Danube, perhaps enjoying a coffee or playing deck games with friends, you’ll head into the heart of Passau. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz. The Three Rivers City, as it’s also known, is unique for its three contrasting currents of blue, green and black. Your included guided tour of this quaint city will reveal its renowned Gothic and Baroque architecture. The Old Town of Passau is home to towering buildings of striking architecture: the majestic fortress Veste Oberhaus, the Pilgrimage Church Mariahilf and St Stephen's Cathedral. Many of Passau’s attractions can be found in this area, including the New Bishop’s Residence, the Gothic Town Hall, as well as many churches and museums. Visitors will also find many traditional local Bavarian and Austrian cafes and restaurants offering a cosy atmosphere with home cooked food from local produce.

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Day 7

3 November 2022

Admire the stunning Gothic architecture of Regensburg

Your final port before disembarking tomorrow is Regensburg, a city generously steeped in history. With its magnificent 13th-century cathedral, a twin-spired Gothic landmark, ancient Roman remains, superb shopping opportunities and fabulous location on the doorstep of the captivating Black Forest, it’s not hard to see why it’s such a popular tourist destination. Your guided walking tour of this romantic city will showcase its abundance of UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval centre, where Roman architecture nestles beside 11th-13th century patrician houses. This evening, in true Bavarian spirit, you’ll enjoy a traditional Bavarian band on board.

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Day 8

4 November 2022

Delight in a hearty breakfast before disembarking and heading home

Enjoy one final breakfast on board before bidding a fond farewell to your fellow guests. You’ll then disembark and transfer to the airport or train station, taking fond memories of striking architecture and the contrasts of Budapest with you.

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Your Holiday Summary

 

PRICES FROM

SEP 2022 - JUN 2023* | 7 NIGHTS

£1,629pp

EMERALD

River Cruise

  • 7 night full-board Danube river cruise on board Emerald Luna, Sun, Destiny, Sky or Dawn
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and gratuities 
  • 20 meals including: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Welcome and farewell reception & dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Excursions

  • Guided coach tour of Budapest
  • A walking tour of Bratislava
  • A guided tour of Vienna
  • A guided tour of Melk Abbey
  • A guided tour of Passau
  • A guided tour of Regensburg

EmeraldPLUS

  • Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board
  • Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family
  • Traditional Bavarian band on board

EmeraldACTIVE

  • A hike to Buda Hill
  • Guided hike to Bratislava Castle
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
  • A guided bike tour along the Danube River
  • Hike to Veste Oberhaus

All flights (London departure) and airport transfers to and from the star-ship

FREE regional flights available on request

*T&C's: Offer valid on new 2022 bookings only. Bookable between 19th July - 30th August 2022. Not combinable with any other offer. Booking will be non-refundable. Booking will be non-transferrable. Guest must pay in full at time of booking. Other dates available upon request. Prices shown are per person and all applicable discounts have already been applied.

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DEPARTURE DATES

September 2022

Stateroom & Balcony based on 10 Sept 22 date

On Board Emerald Luna

October 2022

Stateroom & Balcony based on 28 Oct 22 date

On Board Emerald Luna

April 2023

Stateroom & Balcony based on 9 Apr 23 date

On Board Emerald Sky

May 2023

Stateroom & Balcony based on 15 May 23 date

On Board Emerald Sun

June 2023

Stateroom & Balcony based on 30 Jun 23 date

On Board Emerald Destiny

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