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A new day of discovery

Enjoy included tours and excursions almost every day

With a different port call almost every day of your cruise; Emerald Waterways have organised a series of inspiring days ashore – taking you to the very heart of the beautiful towns and cities we visit. Exploring authentic local cultures, the Emerald Waterways excursions are led by experienced, knowledgeable guides – introducing you to a wealth of knowledge.

Featuring as many as 16 destinations across up to five different countries, an Emerald Waterways cruise provides the perfect platform to absorb a huge array of cultures and traditions in one fell swoop. Every Emerald Waterways cruise itinerary is carefully planned to ensure the ship visits only the most fascinating, rewarding port towns and cities – affording you the opportunity to derive maximum reward and pleasure.

 Whether exploring a new town on foot or navigating the streets of an ancient city by coach, English-speaking guides will be on hand to bring your destination to life through educational and enlightening commentary. And to ensure you don’t miss a second of the tour, we will provide all of our guests with a personal headset.

Arranged insightful tours

Disembark in Passau and join a local guide for a walking tour through the fairy-tale streets. Enjoy a sightseeing drive along Vienna’s grandiose Ringstrasse before taking to the city on foot. In Osijek you’ll explore Croatia’s fourth largest city with an included visit to Osijek Fortress. A coach tour of Budapest includes a stop off at the Royal Palace of Buda, a hilltop castle complex where the ornate Fisherman’s Bastion takes centre stage.

Free time to roam

Or if you would rather forge your own path, and explore the beautiful destinations of Europe at your own pace; you’re free to roam solo. Indulge your interests and intrigues throughout the continent’s awe-inspiring towns, cities and regions – from the culinary delights of Lyon to the rolling vineyards of the Douro region.


Cruise the Danube with Emerald Waterways


The Danube is one of the most famous rivers in the world, and the name alone evokes romantic images of fairytale castles, sounds of Strauss, and the delights of some of Europe's most impressive cities.
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