Unlock the hidden charms of Europe and live like a local with a river cruise that takes you from Amsterdam through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and ending in Hungary. Emerald Waterways 15-Day Splendours of Europe river cruise travels through five countries with prices starting from £3,095 per person (based on 5 April 2020 departure). Guests can also enjoy savings of up to £1,000 per couple as well as unlimited free drinks on board with all balcony suite bookings.
Beginning in quirky Amsterdam, your ultimate journey through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, boasts Unesco World Heritage-listed sites, historic cities and beautiful landscapes, between iconic capital cities.
Highlights include a glass top canal boat tour of Amsterdam to kick start your trip, join a local Slovakian family in their home for coffee and cake, a traditional Hungarian Folklore show, a walking tour of the medieval Bavarian town of Miltenberg, a guided active walk to Buda Hill and a guided active walk to Bratislava Castle all part of the included EmeraldPLUS, EmeraldEXCURSION and EmeraldACTIVE programmes.
The 15-day river cruise departs from Amsterdam (Holland) before heading into Germany and travelling through Cologne, Rüdesheim, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Kelheim (all Germany) ahead of crossing into Austria and visiting Passau, Melk and Vienna (all Austria) followed by Bratislava (Slovakia) and finally Budapest (Hungary) before the flight home.
Prices include return flights, transfers, 14 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, 41 meals including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner with selected drinks, four EmeraldPLUS experiences, eight EmeraldACTIVE activities and 13 EmeraldEXCURSIONS, all tipping and gratuities, shore excursions and exclusive events and experiences.
Regional departures available include Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds – Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, and Norwich, London Gatwick/Heathrow/Luton/Stansted.