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River and City Guides

A Guide To Some of the Amazing Destinations Emerald Waterways Visit..

Exploring the world’s most beautiful water routes and waterside cities, an Emerald Waterways cruise provides a feast of cultural experiences and jaw-dropping panoramic views.

We want every single one of our guests to get the absolute maximum from an Emerald Waterways experience, so we have added digestible guides to the cities and waterways our ships explore.
From the cultural sights you simply must visit to the culinary experiences which will live with you forever – our guides are designed to help you immerse yourself in local life and the local culture. Incorporating our extensive experience touring the world’s beautiful waterways with local knowledge, every single one of the guides is packed to the gunwales with info you can use before and during an Emerald Waterways cruise. 

 Providing you with background and history, our river and city guides detail how settlers first made their discovery of then unknown lands. Drawing on interesting historical occurrences, we trace the roots of modern-day culture and local traditions.

But it’s not all history lessons, here we’ll discuss where to visit during your trip so that you get the very best from your Emerald Waterways experience. These digestible insights into what you can expect will ensure you don’t miss a thing. From UNESCO Heritage-Listed buildings to culinary experiences that are sure to inspire foodies around the world. Look forward to immersing yourself in local life and culture as we cast a light on our favourite destinations and lesser-known gems.  

Budapest City Guide

Hungary’s beautiful capital, lovingly referred to as the Queen of the Danube. 

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Vienna City Guide

The cultural heart of Europe, shaped by an incomparable artistic and intellectual legacy. 

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Rhine River Guide

Twisting through ten European nations, the Rhine has long been the continent’s major life-giving artery.

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Amsterdam City Guide

The Netherland’s charming capital...

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Basel City Guide

Switzerland’s stunning medley of old world charm and modern wonder.

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Trier City Guide

Germany’s oldest town...

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Danube River Guide

Europe's second largest river takes in Budapest, Vienna and more...

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Bamberg City Guide

A UNESCO World Heritage Site...

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Douro River Guide

Guide to the amazing Douro river that crosses Portugal.

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Main River Guide

Guide to the emblematic river that cross the whole Germany

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Rhone River Guide

Learn more about this Provenzal river

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Passau City Guide

Affectionately known as the city of three rivers

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Cologne City Guide
Bucharest City Guide
Lyon City Guide
Avignon City Guide

Read more about Avignon

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Hoorn City Guide

Read about Hoorn

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Porto City Guide

Read more about Porto

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Rudesheim City Guide

Read more about Rudesheim

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Salamanca City Guide
Lisbon City Guide
Bratislava City Guide

Read more about Bratislava.

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Prague City Guide

Read more about Prague.

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Belgrade City Guide

Read more about Belgrade.

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Bruges City Guide

Read more about Bruges

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Explore Europe with Emerald Waterways

Explore Europe with Emerald Waterways


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