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Emerald launches Telegraph river cruise itinerary

The one-off journey will be departing on 22nd and 27th August 2015, and will take a unique journey through Central and Eastern Europe, with correspondent guest speakers enhancing the experience further. Setting sail on an Emerald ‘Star-Ship’, you and your fellow guests will head from Budapest to Bucharest, visiting beautiful destinations such as Belgrade, Silistra and the Iron Gate.

You will be joined on your river cruise by BBC central Europe correspondent Nick Thorpe, former BBC foreign correspondent Martin Bell, and Ultra Travel columnist and BBC world affairs editor John Simpson as you sail along during your Danube river cruise. Each correspondent boasts more than 25 years’ experience and have all reported on previous events that shaped the landscape that you will see today.

Enjoy an enhanced Danube river cruise experience

With the fascinating insights and knowledge of the correspondents, you can learn even more about the events that shaped the region’s history, with inspiring talks and Q&A sessions. This rare opportunity is a must for those with an interest in heritage, who will also be able to enjoy staying in deluxe accommodation aboard one of Europe’s leading vessels.

Excursions include a visit to a Puszta Horse Farm in Kalosca, a guided tour of Veliko, Tarnovo and Arbanassi, and a boat trip to the Snagov Monastery, which will all be enriched when you return on board for interactions with the captivating correspondents.

The April Telegraph river cruise is currently taking place and was sold out well in advance of the sailing date, so make sure to book soon if you would like to be part of this superb opportunity. Those booking for August will also be able to take advantage of £450 savings per person.

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