Danube Explorer - Passau to Budapest

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 20 Oct 2019
  • Sails from Passau, Germany
  • Ship Emerald Destiny
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1307920‍
  • Voyage code ‍EWPA201019.1‍

Your Itinerary

Passau

Passau, Germany Sun 20 Oct 2019

Passau

You will be met and transferred from Munich Airport to Passau where a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. This evening join your fellow travellers for dinner on board. (D)

Passau

Passau, Germany Mon 21 Oct 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. Tonight, your captain will be delighted to host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception. (B, L, D)
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike near Passau

Linz

Linz Tue 22 Oct 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.

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Melk, Austria Wed 23 Oct 2019

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Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. (B)

Durnstein

Dürnstein, Austria Wed 23 Oct 2019

Durnstein

Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to 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. (L, D)
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Duürnstein Castle

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Thu 24 Oct 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. (B, L, D)
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour

DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Fri 25 Oct 2019

Vienna

Today you will have the day at leisure to continue exploring Austria’ capital city. This evening, the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Gala Dinner, while sailing to Budapest. (B, L, D) 

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Bratislava (extra expense)

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Budapest, Hungary Sat 26 Oct 2019

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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. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner, and complete the evening with a Hungarian folk dancing and music performance on board. (B, L, D)
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sun 27 Oct 2019

Austria, Danube river cruises

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

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
  • Plus, Book by 8:30pm 30th June 2019 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £100

Book today and earn up to £41.90 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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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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John Lewis vouchers are for Ocean Views and above on sailings of 7 nights or more, tiered depending on grade booked, for UK mainland addresses only and for bookings made by 8:30pm 30th June 2019.

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