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Transylvania with Enchantment of Eastern Europe

From £4,095pp

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Shore excursions included*

FREE €150 On Board Spend*

FREE Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*

Pay in FULL by 30th November 2020 to Enjoy Additional Savings of £200pp*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 12 nights
  • Departs 03 May 2021
  • Sails from Bucharest, Romania
  • Ship Emerald Destiny
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1716457‍
  • Voyage code ‍EWBT030521.2‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Bucharest, Romania Mon 03 May 2021

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

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Bucharest, Romania Mon 03 May 2021

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Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your overnight stay

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Bucharest - Brasov, Romania Tue 04 May 2021

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After breakfast, your Transylvanian adventure will begin. You will board coaches to the medieval town of Brasov, located in the centre of Transylvania. On your way you will visit the world-famous Bran Castle, also known as the castle of Count Dracula. The 14th century Bran Castle, which surrounded by an aura of mystery owes its fame more to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula than to its imposing towers and turrets. We will also visit the Bran Castle museum, displaying an impressive art and furniture collection of Queen Marie (B,L)  Included Excursion – Visit of Bran Castle en route to Brasov

Brasov city

Brasov, Romania Wed 05 May 2021

Brasov city

Join us today in a panoramic city tour of Brasov, including a visit of the First Romanian School Museum and the St. Nicholas Church, which were for centuries one of the leading learning centers of the Romanian community. The museum hosts a compelling legacy: more than 4,000 rare books (many printed or copied by hand right here), several hundred rare documents, the oldest Romanian Bible (printed on a goat's skin) and much more. You will continue with a guided walk through Brasov's historical medieval downtown and discover the German heritage while having an inside visit of the Black Church - the largest Gothic church east of Vienna (B)  Included Excursion: City tour of Brasov

Brasov city

Brasov, Romania Thu 06 May 2021

Brasov city

While being in the heart of Transylvania, you may want to explore on own some downtime in Brasov, visiting the Old Town Square, wander through the narrow colourful streets, or hike up Mount Tampa. If you wish to venture out of Brasov you can join one of the two full-day DiscoverMORE programs tailor-made for you: Sibiu and Clay Castle Valea Zanelor or Sighisoara & Viscri Village (B)

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Brasov - Bucharest, Romania Fri 07 May 2021

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After breakfast, check out at the hotel and board coaches back to Bucharest. We will take a scenic drive while crossing south the Carpathian Mountains to reach Sinaia, the “Pearl of the Carpathians”. Sinaia is home of the Peles Castle, one of Romania’s most beautiful palaces. It was once the summer residence of the Romanian kings and it is now one of Romania’s most important museums. Begun in 1875 and inaugurated in 1883, the castle has 160 rooms, it is opulently decorated with leather, ebony, walnut and mother- of-pearl, with invaluable collections of art and furniture (B,L)

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Bucharest - Giurgiu Sat 08 May 2021

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After enjoying the plush surrounds of your hotel this morning, you will get the opportunity to learn about some of Bucharest’s most iconic highlights during your guided drive around the city, including a visit to the Spring Palace, before enjoying some time to explore the leafy boulevards at leisure. After your insightful tour, you will be transferred from Bucharest to Giurgiu, on the banks of the Danube, where a warm welcome awaits you from your captain and crew on board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship (B,D)  Included Excursion: A guided drive through Bucharest

Cruises around Europe

Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi Sun 09 May 2021

Cruises around Europe

Today, you will have the opportunity to learn about Bulgarian history as you explore the former capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire with your local guide, an ancient city that was strategically positioned overlooking the surrounding area. On your included tour, you will have the opportunity to traverse its cobbled streets and witness its medieval fortifications. Afterwards, you will be taken to neighbouring Arbanasi, situated overlooking the Yantra River, a tributary of the Danube that is known for its many scenic gorges. Tonight, your crew will welcome you back on board for a welcome reception and dinner (B,L,D)  EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo | Included Excursion: A tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

Vidin, Bulgaria Mon 10 May 2021

Viticulture forms the heart of life in the most western town in Bulgaria, where sun-kissed vineyards pepper the banks of the Danube and the region has prospered from winemaking for generations. Your included tour of Vidin will introduce you to a peaceful side of life that revolves around wine, as you weave through a local vineyard and learn about their produce, before enjoying a tasting. Afterwards, your local guide will take you to Baba Vida, a fortress that was originally constructed at the turn of the 10th century; known for being one of only a handful of beautifully preserved castles in the country (B,L,D)  EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik Fortress |  Included Excursion: Visit a local vineyard for a tasting

Donji Milanovac

Donji Milanovac - Golubac Tue 11 May 2021

Donji Milanovac

This morning, relax on board and admire your surroundings as we sail along the mighty Danube to Donji Milanovac, where a visit to the Lepenski Vir archaeological site, one of Europe’s best-hidden gems, awaits. Located right on the riverbanks, the Palaeolithic site is one of the most important of its kind on the continent, effortlessly capturing more than 8 millennia of history. Archaeologists from around the world have used this site to learn about a number of different Stone Age settlements and the way that prehistoric cultures moved across Europe (B,L,D)  Included Excursion: A visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site and museum

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Belgrade, Serbia Wed 12 May 2021

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Serbia’s vibrant capital is yours to explore today, as your local guide takes you on a coach tour through the heart of the city, highlighting its many landmarks and the iconic Belgrade Fortress. Your coach will pass through the centre, where you will be able to catch glimpses of Serbia’s turbulent recent past, set amongst now quiet and peaceful streets. Witness the ornate beauty of the Church of Saint Sava, one of the largest religious buildings in Europe, before stopping for a tour of the Museum of Yugoslavia. This evening, you will be invited to the Horizon Lounge to watch a traditional Serbian folklore show (B,L,D)  EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour |  Included Excursion: A guided tour of Belgrade

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Thu 13 May 2021

Osijek, Croatia

Today, you will have the opportunity to explore one of Croatia’s postcard-worthy historic university towns, full of delightful waterfront promenades and quaint cobbled streets. As you walk around the city, you will notice that damage from the Homeland War is still visible, but it’s difficult to imagine turbulent times in this peaceful area. Embark on a guided walk around Osijek Fortress, a true icon in the romantic old town. This traditional star fort houses a number of different buildings, including a military hospital and armouries, making it perfect for times of conflict. Enjoy an evening of sailing further up the Danube towards Hungary, before joining your fellow passengers for a farewell dinner (B,L,D)  Included Excursion: A guided tour of Osijek Fortress

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Fri 14 May 2021

Kalocsa, Hungary

In the morning, we will sail away from Osijek and on to Kalocsa, a place known for its paprika production and colourful festivals. Discovering Hungary’s culture is an easy task in Kalocsa, where traditional folk art can be found around every corner and old traditions pave the way for daily life. Later, you will venture to the Puszta, or Great Hungarian Plain, to visit a traditional Puszta horse farm. Your guide will teach you about the traditional performances of the Magyar cowboys, and you will have the opportunity to witness some of their exceptional equestrian skills first hand, as they perform for you during their horse parade and showcase some of their memorable exercise drills (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sat 15 May 2021

Austria, Danube river cruises

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to London (B)

What's included *

  • Incredible savings included!
  • Hotel stays in Bucharest & Brasov 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
  • Well-appointed suites and spacious public spaces make an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship the perfect base for a European river cruise
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • FREE tea and coffee available throughout your cruise
  • Shore excursions INCLUDED
  • Gratuities are INCLUDED
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Extra special included excursions with EmeraldPLUS & EmeraldACTIVE
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable guides
  • Complimentary bicycles for use ashore in select destinations
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Overseas transfers
  • Return scheduled flights from up to 15 UK airports (premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Black Friday offer - FREE Premium Drinks Package for ALL bookings
  • Black Friday Exclusive – Book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th November and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £40

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Emerald Stateroom

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All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money. Included in your stateroom: Picture window (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Emerald Stateroom

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All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money. Included in your stateroom: Picture window (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Single Stateroom

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Each ship also offers two Emerald Single Staterooms featuring picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. With their deluxe oversize single beds, they provide excellent value for money for single guests. Included in your stateroom: Picture window (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Oversize single bed | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin that's unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast a revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs – generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin's floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery to bring the outdoors in. Included in your suite: Indoor balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Emerald Grand Balcony Suite

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Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine - an added home comfort that means that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. And for the perfect start and finish to your evening meal, you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after dinner sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite. Included in your suite: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | In-suite mini-bar available at own expense | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Two items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

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Owner's One Bedroom Suite

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Owner's One-bedroom Suites have a bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin and a separate lounge area. They also include special features, like two sinks in the spacious bathroom, a walk-in wardrobe, iPad, a complimentary Nespresso machine and a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks. You can order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in your suite’s lounge or outdoors on your balcony too. Your suite includes: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Separate bedroom and lounge area | Large bathroom with two basins, shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | Walk-in wardrobe | Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Use of an iPad | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Four items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

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The Ship - Emerald Destiny

  • Occupancy182
  • Length443 ft (135.03 m)
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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.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

* Terms & 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. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&C’s. 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. Normal cruise miles terms & condition apply. are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.

Drinks package is for  2021 European voyages and for new bookings only, Premium Drinks Package applies to on board drinks only and excludes Champagne, wine by the bottle, bottled beers, premium spirits and cabin mini bar. Offer ends 8pm 4th December 2020

John Lewis Gift Card is tiered on cabin grade booked, based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 30th November 2020.

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