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Danube Explorer

Walk the cobblestone streets of Medieval cities, explore Austria’s wine-growing region and marvel at the fusion of old and new in musical Vienna and eclectic Budapest.
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Between Passau and Budapest

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Get set for an unforgettable journey on the iconic River Danube. Travelling between Passau and Budapest over eight wonderful days, you’ll encounter the majesty of Vienna and the scenic charms of the Wachau Valley.

The timeless Danube River twists and turns through the bulk of continental Europe, providing passage to an array of incredible destinations. Our Danube Explorer itinerary gives you the chance to experience one of the most dramatic portions of this mighty European waterway, travelling from Passau to Budapest via globally-renowned destinations like Linz, Melk and the Wachau Valley. The Danube stretches across the breadth of Austria, meandering through alpine vistas before descending to carve a course through the heart of the country’s elegant capital, Vienna. Your experience on the Danube begins amid the historic splendour of Passau, whose cobbled streets and elegant public arcades are prime for a fascinating walking tour. From here, you’ll travel east via Linz, arriving at Melk on the fourth day of your journey. This wonderful Austrian city boasts no shortage of heritage, and you can enjoy a tour of the 900-year-old Benedictine Palace or a guided hike to nearby Durnstein Castle. This is followed by two days spent exploring beautiful Vienna, before a visit to Budapest provides a wonderful conclusion to your tour.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 UK > Passau
Day 2 Passau
Day 3 Linz
Day 4 Melk - Durnstein
Day 5 Vienna
Day 6 Vienna
Day 7 Budapest
Day 8 Budapest > UK
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Our Star-Ships

Emerald Star

Emerald Star

Built in late 2014, Emerald Star was the second Star-Ship to sail the waterways of Europe, with innovation and comfort at the centre.

Features

Complimentary Bicycles

Take advantage of our complimentary bicycles and explore at your own pace by cycling along the banks of the river or into the towns and cities as part of your itinerary. We have 15 bicycles available for all guests on the Emerald Liberté

Unpack once

One of the real joys of river cruising is that you can unpack once and explore a collection of destinations in one seamless journey. Once you’ve settled into your spacious and contemporary suite, all that’s left to do is embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Pool & Cinema

Enjoy our indoor heated pool with retractable roof during the day, providing the perfect relaxing oasis. By night, the area transforms into a cosy cinema showcasing a selection of classic and contemporary films.

Emerald Destiny

Emerald Destiny

The Emerald Destiny launched in 2017. This Star-Ship will join our Danube, Rhine and Main cruises through the heart of Europe.

Features

Complimentary Bicycles

Take advantage of our complimentary bicycles and explore at your own pace by cycling along the banks of the river or into the towns and cities as part of your itinerary. We have 15 bicycles available for all guests on the Emerald Liberté

Unpack once

One of the real joys of river cruising is that you can unpack once and explore a collection of destinations in one seamless journey. Once you’ve settled into your spacious and contemporary suite, all that’s left to do is embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Pool & Cinema

Enjoy our indoor heated pool with retractable roof during the day, providing the perfect relaxing oasis. By night, the area transforms into a cosy cinema showcasing a selection of classic and contemporary films.

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • In-suite mini-bar available at own expense
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Two items of laundry a day
  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Seperate bathroom and lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer ans soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Use of an Ipad
  • Queen-size or twin beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at Captain's Table
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture Window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat-screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • In-suite mini-bar available at own expense
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Two items of laundry a day
  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Seperate bathroom and lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer ans soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Use of an Ipad
  • Queen-size or twin beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at Captain's Table
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture Window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat-screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours

Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours

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We really enjoyed a very informative bus and walking tour of Budapest during our Emerald Waterways cruise on the Danube, and were given access to sites missed by the average visitor. The absolute highlight had to be the night cruise when we passed the marvellous Budapest Parliament House with the lights reflecting beautifully on the Danube’s waters.
Hazel Maria 0
Location
During our Emerald Waterways river cruise on the Danube, information was always available to help us determine what to see at each stop and the tours each day were well run and informative. The captain and crew were wonderful, food excellent, events entertaining, and we had a truly unique and wonderful experience. We can't wait to take another cruise with Emerald Waterways, probably France next time.
Mr and Mrs Meyer 0
Location
From the moment we were welcomed by the Emerald Waterways team at the airport, everything was incredibly well organised. The crew were friendly and helpful, the trips were well planned and executed, local guides knowledgeable, food varied and served beautifully. And the views throughout the Danube region were spectacular.
Mrs Cartwright 0
Location
The dining experience was superb and certainly up to the high standards of any luxury resort.
Margaret Thompson 0
Location
† All prices are per person, twin share in GBP based on two guests sharing. Terms and Conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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