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To support the launch of their Second Edition European river cruises 2020 brochure, Emerald Waterways has included some exciting new itineraries and city stays to their collection. To celebrate, Emerald Waterways are offering the chance to save up to £1,000 per couple and unlimited free drinks on board when booking a balcony suite before 30 June 2019. 

On all European Star-Ships there will be the newly recruited Activity Managers. They will each be responsible for enhancing the EmeraldACTIVE programme – which includes guided *cycle tours, hiking and canoeing experiences – as well as a wide selection of daily on board classes, **activities and entertainment. 

Also new for this year is a selection of fitness and wellness activities such as yoga and Pilates, aqua aerobics in the heated indoor *pools, and “walk-a-mile” sessions on the Sun Deck. While evenings include karaoke nights, card tournaments and gameshow style **quizzes.

Highlights of the new brochure include:

The eight-day Flavours of Burgundy and Provence river cruise departing from Lyon, calling at Tournus, Belleville-sur-Saône, Tain l’Hermitage, Avignon, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, before returning to Lyon (all France) for the flight home. Starting from £2,195 per person (on July and August 2020 departures), the itinerary includes a Provençal dinner hosted by local chef Fabien Morreale, a guided hike through vineyards in Tain l’Hermitage, a visit to Valrhona Cité du Chocolat, a truffle discovery and tasting, and a visit to a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate with a tasting

The eight-day Tulips and the Rhine river cruise departs from Amsterdam and calls at Cologne, Koblenz, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Kehl (all Germany), Strasbourg (France), and Breisach (Germany) before arriving in Basel (Switzerland) for the flight home. Starting from £1,695 per person (based on March and April 2020 departures), the trip includes a visit to Keukenhof Gardens, a hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg and a guided tour of Heidelberg with a wine tasting

New Paris city stays available on the eight-day Sensations of Lyon and Provence or the 15-day Splendours of Europe itineraries

New Madrid city stays available on the eight-day Secrets of the Douro itinerary

Prices include relevant discounts, return flights, transfers, the cruises as stated above, shore excursions and select EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE experiences, all tipping and gratuities, all meals and selected ***drinks, exclusive on-board events and experiences and even all tips.

Regional departures available include Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds – Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, and Norwich, London Gatwick/Heathrow/Luton/Stansted.

For more information and to book please click here or call 0808 301 3352.