Travel Taken Care Of

Fly from a choice of UK airports at no extra cost

The Emerald Waterways experience starts long before you step foot aboard one of our award-winning Star-Ships, with all of our packages including flights and transfers to the ship. Return flights from selected UK airports are included in the price of the river cruise, and transfers are provided to and from the ship.
We believe this simplifies the holiday-planning process, allowing you to concentrate on enjoying your exploration of Europe’s beautiful waterways. The carefully planned flights and transfers ensure you receive plenty of time to arrive at the Emerald Waterways vessel, removing the risk of last minute rushes to the port.
The free return flights are available with all Emerald Waterways cruises, so whether you’re navigating the mighty Rhine or meandering the lazy Douro; you’ll be transported to the port of embarkation in time for the grand departure.
At all arrival airports, an Emerald Waterways driver will meet you, ready to take you direct to the docked ship. The new, high-class Emerald Waterways fleet of transfer cars and minivans ensure the luxury travel begins the second you touch down on the tarmac.
Return flight information is available from the ships’ front desk, and our friendly team will be more than happy to check your upcoming departure time. And of course, a transfer back to the airport will also be provided at no extra cost – so you needn’t worry about making your way home, solely concentrating on enjoying your stay on Europe’s beautiful waterways. 


Subject to availability, you may fly from the following UK airports:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast 
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • East Midlands
  • Glasgow
  • Humberside
  • Leeds/Bradford
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • London Gatwick
  • London Heathrow
  • London Luton
  • London Stansted

No Fly Option

Furthermore, if your party would prefer not to fly, you can travel by Eurostar at no additional cost. Please note, the Eurostar option is only available on our Jewels of the Rhine, Charms of Holland & Belgium, and Sensations of Lyon & Provence