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We offer a range of delightful pre and post cruise city stays and touring options in many of Europe’s most spectacular destinations

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Whether it's Berlin, Prague, Lisbon, Nice or Budapest, our range of city stays are perfect for those who want to explore independently, or select our more inclusive pre and post cruise touring options. Included in the price you pay, you'll stay in centrally located luxury hotels offering breakfast daily and providing all transfers between the ship, hotel and the airport. Most city stays include a half-day guided city tour, while pre or post cruise touring includes the help of a dedicated Tour Director.. 

Prague

A city of comparative beauty to that of Rome and Paris, Prague is a favourite pre or post tour amongst Emerald Waterways guests who flock to witness the spectacular 9th century cobbled lanes that twist like a maze, where ancient chapels, hidden courtyards and hilltop castles provide excellent reasons to wander. Cute cafés serving Trdelnik, or bars serving notoriously delicious beer, are also somewhere to punctuate your exploration with.

You'll stay for three nights in the stylish Hotel Grandium (or similar), situated in the heart of the city, just steps from public transport links. Unwind in modern rooms, complete with Wi-Fi, and enjoy traditional and international cuisines in the summer garden.


Budapest

Straddling the Danube river, the Hungarian capital offers superb sights to explore, with Chain Bridge, Buda Castle and Margaret Island being must-see’s, not forgetting the famous Széchenyi Thermal Baths, the largest medicinal baths in Europe. Stunning architecture, boasting striking reminders of the past, stands proudly across the city, and a guided walking tour of Budapest is sure to unveil something wonderful at every turn. 

Staying in your centrally located hotel, you’ll enjoy a welcome drink, as well as dinner upon arrival. Transfers to and from the airport ensures your transition is seamless and all you have to worry about is enjoying the inimitable views.

Berlin

Home to the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the imposing Berlin Wall, Berlin is an iconic city, steeped in history. Invigorating by day and intriguing by night, Germany's metropolis rightly stakes it's claim as one of Europe's must-see cities.

Staying at the Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre, you will enjoy breakfast and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception, before a guided city tour of the intriguing German capital. Closely located to transport links and many main attractions, like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building, immerse yourself in this historic city, as its numerous landmarks, monuments, museums and bars bring it to life.

Lisbon

Also known as The City of Seven Hills, Queen of the Sea and The City of Light, Portugal’s largest and capital city, Lisbon, is recognised as the oldest city in Western Europe. It’s enthralling history matches anything offered by rival European cities whilst it’s truly breathtakingly refined architecture is a highlight of this unique, cosmopolitan metropolis.

You’ll stay in the Jupiter Lisboa Hotel for your three-night stay in the coastal Portuguese capital. Marvel at the beautiful architecture of this elegant city. Enjoy a welcome or farewell cocktail reception as well as dinner at the hotel, and immerse yourself in authentic Lisbon. An optional DiscoverMORE excursion to Sintra is available.

Nice

France’s fifth most populous city, Nice is named after Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. The city’s natural beauty has long attracted visitors, with aristocratic families spending their winters in the pleasant climate. Located on the French Riviera, the beautiful coastal city offers a wonderful Old Town, unforgettable architecture and sun-drenched attractions, is the perfect extension to enhance your Emerald Waterways adventure.

You’ll stay in the Splendid Hotel & Spa, a short walk from the beach and close to museums and gardens, and enjoy a guided bus tour of Nice and Monte Carlo.

Zurich and Lucerne

Preserved medieval architecture and snow-capped mountains make for the most spectacular of settings for two of your three-night stays in Lucerne. Situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne, the alpine city has something for everyone, from arts and culture to festivals and hikes. Staying at the excellently located Hotel Monopol, you’ll enjoy a guided city tour.

Your next stop is Zurich, Switzerland's largest city where an overnight stay at the modern Crown Plaza hotel awaits. Close to main transport links and the chic Zurich-West district. An optional DiscoverMORE excursion to Rigi Kulm-Weggis is available.


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