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Gifting memories this festive season

Instead of accumulating more things this Christmas, purchase memories with your friends and partners. Treat a loved one and book a European 2020 river cruise with Emerald Waterways ( Guests booking before 24 December 2019 will save an additional £150 per person on selected Europe itineraries for 2020. 
Selected itineraries on offer include: 

Sensations of Lyon and Provence 
  • Join the Emerald Waterways *Star-Ship Emerald Liberte on an eight-day river cruise around France from £1,520 per person (based on 2 May 2020 departure). The itinerary departs from Lyon and calls at Chalon-sur-saone (Beaune), Tournon, Viviers, Avignon, Arles and Marseille. Highlights of the sailing includes the opportunity to visit the Hospices de Beaune; a guided tour of Lyon, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-dame de Fourviere; a guided tour of Tournon, a village dominated by a 16th-century castle; a walking tour in Viviers, showcasing some of its numerous listed monuments as well as a provincial dining experience prepared by chef Fabien Morreale. Give a long-lasting gift with a journey of the senses through France. 

Danube Delights
  • Embark on Emerald Waterways’ Star-Ship Emerald Star on the eight-day Danube Delights river cruise from £1,020 per person (based on 1 November 2020 departure). This itinerary departs from Budapest (Hungary) and calls at Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria), Passau (Germany), Regensburg and Nuremburg (both Germany) before travelling home. Highlights include an authentic Hungarian Folklore show; a guided tour of Budapest, one of the liveliest cities in Eastern Europe and a tour of Regensburg showcasing the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval centre. Gift the discovery of local Eastern Europe to a loved one this Christmas. 

Secrets of the Douro 
  • Join Emerald Waterways on its Emerald Radiance Star-Ship for the eight-day Secrets of the Douro river cruise from £1,470 per person (based on 1 August 2020 departure). This eight-day sailing around Spain and Portugal departs from Porto and calls at Vega de Terron (both Portugal), Salamanca (Spain), Pocinho, Regua, and back to Porto (all Portugal) for the departure home. Highlights of this itinerary include a full day sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley; a visit to the beautiful Quinta do Tedo vineyard in the heart of Portugal’s Douro valley; and guided tour of Lamego, stopping to see the picturesque Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, a structure that stands gracefully over the town. Gift the experience to see the wonders created by the combination of cultures with a loved one. 
Prices include return flights, transfers, nights on board as stated, all tipping and gratuities, food and selected **drinks on board, shore excursions and exclusive on board events and experiences.
For more information and to book please visit or call 0808 301 3352. T&C’s apply.

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*All Star-Ships could be subject to change closer to the departure. 

**Drinks on board –a selection of wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner. Complimentary tea and coffee facilities are available at all times on board.

About Emerald Waterways:  Emerald Waterways offers a diverse range of river and ocean cruises. A multi-award winning tour operator, Emerald Waterways operates eight Star-Ships, seven sailing in Europe and the brand new Emerald Harmony sailing in South East Asia. Also, two yachts based in the Adriatic Sea and two chartered river ships in Russia and Egypt.