Danube Explorer - Budapest to Passau

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 04 Aug 2019
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Emerald Destiny
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1307916‍
  • Voyage code ‍EWPA040819.2‍

Your Itinerary

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sun 04 Aug 2019

Austria, Danube river cruises

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

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Mon 05 Aug 2019

Austria, Danube river cruises

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

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Tue 06 Aug 2019

Vienna

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

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Wed 07 Aug 2019

Vienna

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)

Durnstein

Dürnstein, Austria Thu 08 Aug 2019

Durnstein

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)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Melk, Austria Thu 08 Aug 2019

Austria, Danube river cruises

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

Linz

Linz Fri 09 Aug 2019

Linz

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.

Passau

Passau, Germany Sat 10 Aug 2019

Passau

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

Passau

Passau, Germany Sun 11 Aug 2019

Passau

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

Munich, Germany

Fly from Munich to the UK Sun 11 Aug 2019

Munich, Germany

What's included *

  • 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
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • 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
  • Return economy flights from a selection of airports
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew
  • Brexit Travel Assurance - no price increase guarantee
  • Plus, book an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 22nd July 2019 and receive a FREE M&S Gift Card worth up to £100

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The Ship - Emerald Destiny

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.

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* Terms & Conditions

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Emerald Waterways guarantee no price increase or surcharges on our advertised Emerald Waterways cruises or tour prices when booked before 29th March 2019. Emerald Waterways reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time.

M&S Gift Card is for Ocean View cabins and above, based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only and is tiered on cabin grade booked. 

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