Giving guests even more opportunities to enjoy unique experiences through the most beautiful regions of Europe, Emerald Waterways are proud to announce that 17 new EmeraldACTIVE excursions will be added to our itineraries from 2018.

Complementing the relaxing and rewarding river cruise experiences provided by Emerald Waterways itineraries, the EmeraldACTIVE excursions give guests the chance to stretch their legs and immerse themselves in local cultures. Guided bicycle rides, expert-led hikes and even canoeing expeditions are all optional excursions for guests travelling with Emerald Waterways – providing an extra element to the river cruise experience.

Perfect for guests who enjoy athletic pursuits and really getting out into nature, the 17 new EmeraldACTIVE excursions provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

EmeraldACTIVE was first launched in 2016, following feedback from our guests that they’d enjoy the opportunity to engage in more physical experiences during their time exploring the wonders of Europe. And with the excursions proving so popular during their maiden season and beyond, it was an easy decision to extend the programme.

New cycling tours have been added to select itineraries, giving guests a unique perspective of charming towns such as Berkanstel, Arnhem, Hoorn and Andernach. This is ideal for guests looking to experience quaint old towns and cities of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as a local.

Further to the cycling tours, guided hikes will take guests through some of the most staggering regions of the continent, from sun-drenched vineyards to rolling meadows. Hikes through Tournon, France and to Castle Hill, Budapest can provide beautiful views and experiences across the continent.  

Or, for the even more adventurous, the 8-day Secrets of the Douro offers guests the opportunity to try their hand at canoeing on the waters in this beautiful part of the world. Overseen by experts, the canoeing expeditions provide a unique opportunity to try your hand at this exhilarating sport.

All EmeraldACTIVE excursions are included in the price of Emerald Waterways river cruises, and are completely optional. With at least one EmeraldACTIVE excursion available on-board every Emerald Waterways itinerary, all our guests have opportunity to enjoy unique experiences as they journey through the most beautiful stretches of Europe.

If you’re interested in booking your place on an Emerald Waterways 2018 itinerary and experiencing one of the amazing new EmeraldACTIVE excursions, head over to our homepage for the full range of itineraries and deals. Alternatively, for help finding the perfect itinerary for you, call our dedicated sales team on 0808 159 8422. 


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