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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 16 June 2024 - 7 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Emerald Star
  • Duration 7 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jun 2024 - Oct 2024
  • Holiday type River Cruising
  • Holiday code EUR2232

Save up to £4,462 per couple^

INCLUDES EXCURSIONS

Premium Drinks Package from £99PP

Discover the historical and natural delights of the Danube during an enchanting river cruise on board an Emerald Star-Ship.

Your European adventure begins in beautiful Budapest where your state-of-the-art Star-Ship awaits. Brimming with innovative features that bring your journey to life, these floating boutique hotels boast a front-row seat to the wonders of Europe. Spend your first night in port in Hungary’s atmospheric capital, where visitors are greeted by centuries of thermal spa culture and a wealth of grand architectural attractions.

Set sail for Bratislava to marvel at its hilltop castle and lavish Episcopal Summer Palace. Unravel Vienna’s treasure trove of imperial palaces, museums, and musical legacy. Revel in the beauty and heritage of the Wachau Valley’s ancient towns, from the Gothic architecture of Passau to Regensburg’s melting pot of cultures before your voyage cruises to a close in history-steeped Munich.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board River Cruise

7 night full-board Danube river cruise on board Emerald Star

The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director

20 meals including: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Complimentary unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner, sparkling wine and fresh-squeezed juices during breakfast

Add a Premium Drinks Package for £99pp

Welcome and farewell reception & dinner

Overnight in port in Budapest

Excursions

Guided coach tour of Budapest

A walking tour of Bratislava

Vienna art tour with a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum

A guided tour of Göttweig Abbey

A guided tour of Passau

EmeraldPLUS

Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board

Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family

Traditional Bavarian band on board

Walking tour of Regensburg with Bavarian sausage tasting

EmeraldACTIVE

Hike to Gellért Hill

Guided hike to Bratislava Castle

Guided bike tour in Vienna

Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

Guided bike tour along the Danube River

Guided bike tour along the River Inn

Hike into town, Engelharstzell

Guided bike tour to the Walhalla monument

All Flights & Transfers*

London departure – regional flights available

*Transfers to and from your star-ship included.
^Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Budapest: Embark Ship & Overnight in port

Expertly navigating the rivers of Europe, Emerald’s contemporary Star-Ships have been specially designed to mirror the beauty of their majestic surroundings. Iconic features include the three-tiered atrium and the indoor-outdoor pool.

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

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 and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

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 and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

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 and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

Day 5
Krems

Experience the enchanting allure of Krems, Austria. Stroll through its historic streets, immerse in the cultural richness, and let Krems captivate your senses and transport you to a world of timeless beauty and charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

Day 5
Dürnstein

Embark on a fairy-tale journey to Dürnstein. This Austrian gem captivates with its medieval charm, scenic vineyards, and the iconic blue church tower. Indulge in local wines amid breathtaking landscapes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

Day 6
Engelhartszell

Immerse yourself in the serenity of Engelhartszell an der Donau. Discover historic landmarks, savor local delicacies, and let the Danube River’s tranquil beauty captivate your soul in this enchanting town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

Day 6
Passau

Experience Passau, the Three Rivers City, where history and beauty converge. Marvel at majestic architecture, stroll along scenic riverfronts, and savour Bavarian delights in cosy cafes. Discover the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

Day 7
Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany’s medieval jewel. Walk cobblestone streets, marvel at historic architecture, and immerse in Danube’s charm. Let this city’s rich history and cultural heritage inspire your Bavarian exploration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Star

Day 8
Regensburg: Disembark & Fly Home

Today your voyage cruises to a close as you sail into Munich. Enjoy your final breakfast onboard before saying farewell to your fellow guests and disembarking for the final time.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Emerald Star

Featuring spacious staterooms, delicious dining options from around the world, and plenty of entertainment options, guests will always find something to delight in on board.

The vessel has four decks, and a spa to help everyone relax and rejuvenate while at sea, featuring treatments that utilise local ingredients that change depending on the destination.

There are also exciting shore excursions available to explore vibrant ports of call around the globe. Depending on the type of journey you’re looking for, guests can choose from a variety of itineraries traversing the Rhine, Danube, and Main rivers. 

Whatever your vacation needs may be, the Emerald Star ensures that all journeys come with top-tier comfort and amenities so guests can cruise in comfort and style every time!

Included shore excursions allow you to explore the destinations on your itinerary in a unique and immersive way.

  • Occupancy 180
  • Tonnage 3,539 tons
  • Length 443 ft (135.00 m)

Life on Board Emerald Star

Cruising on board Emerald Star is an experience like no other. Enjoy delicious meals, take part in exciting activities, or simply relax and admire the beautiful views.

dining

Emerald Star provides guests with the best in fine dining and a variety of choices, from international cuisine to a selection of buffet-style food, or light bites.

  • Reflections Restaurant
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge

Facilities

This ship provides plenty of activities; from golf and sports to swimming or indulging in spa treatments, you can be as active or relaxed as you desire.

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

entertainment

During the evenings on board Emerald Star enjoy watching a movie, dance to live music, or simply bask in the peacefulness of cruising luxuriously under a star-studded sky.

  • Cinema
  • Nightly music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Enrichment lectures

Cabins and Suites

On board Emerald Star, you can treat yourself to a perfect balance of relaxation and excitement with five-star luxuries in your cabin. Every night ensures that you can rest comfortably, so you’re ready for all the excitement and adventure the next day holds.  

Emerald Stateroom Prices from £1,499pp

Emerald Star Outside Stateroom

On board Emerald Star, guests can enjoy luxurious staterooms with toiletries, HDTVs, and a fully stocked mini-bar for their comfort and convenience. There are also single-occupancy rooms available.

  • 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: EUR2232
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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Prices from £1,849pp

Emerald Star Balcony Stateroom

Enjoy a stay in a private balcony suite, featuring opening glass doors that let in the ocean’s breeze and an array of luxurious amenities for maximum comfort.

  • 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: EUR2232
To Book Call
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7 nights
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Fr From £1,999pp
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