ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


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Always use ROL!

21 Oct 2018

Always great service and good price too.

This is our 3rd time having booked and very satisfied.

21 Oct 2018

Very helpful, polite and knowledgeable,

Very good service

21 Oct 2018

Very good clear and efficient service I would definitely recommend them to friends and family

Great cheerful service well done

21 Oct 2018

Kelly dealt with my enquiry quickly and pleasantly.

I hope you will look after me as well for the next two booked cruises!!

21 Oct 2018

I found ROL a good backup for Fred for this very beaurcratic cruise. Phone conversations always polite and friendly, followed through with paperwork where necessary.

felt that nothing was too much trouble

21 Oct 2018

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Great booking experience

20 Oct 2018

Lovely lady and booking was so easy.

Danube Explorer - Budapest to Passau

Cruise Code: 1307916 / Voyage Code: EWPA040819.2

Early Booking Savings

Choice of FREE €200 on board spend OR unlimited drinks

The Deluxe River Cruise Promotion

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Explore the rivers of Europe in complete comfort with Emerald Waterways.

Visit the vineyards of the Douro or the medieval castles of the Rhine, immerse yourself in culture and history whilst enjoying the luxuries on board

 

 

GRATUITIES INCLUDED*

EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS*

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

CHOICE OF FREE €200 ON BOARD SPEND OR UNLIMITED DRINKS*

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Early booking savings
  • Free €200 on board spend OR free unlimited drinks package for Balcony Suites and above
  • Free wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner for Emerald Staterooms
  • Spacious full board accommodation on board Europe’s most innovative cruise ships
  • All meals throughout your river cruise from a healthy buffet breakfast to a five-course à la carte menu
  • Gratuities are included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bicycles for use ashore in select destinations
  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions and guided tours almost everyday with personal headset
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Emerald ACTIVE programme with guided bicycle and walking tours
  • At least one extra-special EmeraldPLUS experience offering greater insight into the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of the given destination
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Overview


Explore the rivers of Europe in luxury with Emerald Waterways.

Visit the vineyards of the Douro or the medieval castles of the Rhine, immerse yourself in culture and history whilst enjoying the luxuries on board

 

 

 

 

Your Itinerary


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  • Emerald Destiny

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  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 1

    Budapest, Hungary

    04 Aug 2019

    Welcome to Budapest! You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a traditional Hungarian dinner. Later, enjoy a Hungarian folk dancing and music performance on board. (D)
    EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

    Destination guide
  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 2

    Budapest, Hungary

    05 Aug 2019

    Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest or an exciting hike on the Buda Hill. (B, L, D)
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill

    Destination guide
  • Vienna, Austria

    Day 3

    Vienna, Austria

    06 Aug 2019

    Today, you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see the sights of Vienna’s world–famous attractions such as the Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, join the guided bike tour instead of the drive around and guided walk. Then, you will have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of Vienna. (B, L, D)
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour

    Destination guide
  • Vienna, Austria

    Day 4

    Vienna, Austria

    07 Aug 2019

    Today you will have the day at leisure to continue exploring Austria’ capital city. (B, L, D)

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Bratislava (extra expense)
    AND / OR
    DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)

    Destination guide
  • Dürnstein, Austria

    Day 5

    Dürnstein, Austria

    08 Aug 2019

    In the morning we arrive in Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. (B)

    Destination guide
  • Melk, Austria

    Day 5

    Melk, Austria

    08 Aug 2019

    Thereafter, you will drive through the picturesque landscape of this district to the 900–year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. (B, L, D)
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
    OR
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

    Destination guide
  • Linz

    Day 6

    Linz

    09 Aug 2019

    Linz, the European capital of culture in 2009 is a lively, modern city with long and eventful history, reflected in the architecture of the city centre with its unique Baroque Hauptplatz. After your tour, you will have time to stroll through the marvelous old quarter of the city or sit in a typical Austrian Coffee House to taste some local specialties. (B, L, D)

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Hallein Salt Mines (extra expense)

    Please note, you can only choose either included tour of Linz or the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours run at the same time.

    Destination guide
  • Passau, Germany

    Day 7

    Passau, Germany

    10 Aug 2019

    Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. (B, L, D)
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike near Passau

    Destination guide
  • Passau, Germany

    Day 8

    Passau, Germany

    11 Aug 2019

    After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Munich Airport (B)

    Destination guide
  • Day 8


    Fly from Munich to the UK

    11 Aug 2019

The Ship


Navigating the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle; the Emerald Star, Sky, Sun, Dawn and Destiny can guide you through some of Europe’s most magical stretches of water and help you explore many of the continent’s most arresting and enchanting cities.

The five sister vessels, boasting a modest capacity of 182 guests apiece, are all blessed with a selection of wonderful amenities and features. At the very heart of every Star-Ship in the Emerald Waterways fleet is the Horizon Bar & Lounge.

Emerald Destiny


Occupancy: 182 passengers

Length: 443 ft (135.03 m)

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* Terms and Conditions


Fares are per person based on two adults sharing a stateroom/suite except single staterooms/suites. Offers advertised are subject to availability at the time of booking. Fares advertised may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Booking conditions of Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Offers advertised apply to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing a stateroom/suite and is based on the difference between the full brochure fare and the early booking selling fare. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner and may exclude certain brands and is subject to the cruise lines T&C’s. Balcony suites and above will receive a premium drinks package including unlimited drinks on-board for the duration of your cruise. Drinks package is not combinable with any other offer. Flights are based on London, Norwich, East Midlands, Bristol, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh departures; all other regional flights are available at a supplement and are subject to availability. Indoor pool/cinema is not available on Emerald Radiance (Douro Cruise) instead there is a serenity pool on the sun deck. WiFi service cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the cruise lines terms and conditions. Tours may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions, are subject to change and further t&c’s apply. Please note itineraries are subject to change. Balcony suites and above can choose from one added benefit, €200 per stateroom or unlimited drinks, these are subject to the cruise line T&Cs. E&OE.

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