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Enchantment of Eastern Europe from Budapest

From £2,745pp

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Shore excursions included*

FREE All-Inclusive Drinks Package*

FREE Wi-Fi & Included Gratuities*

Save up to £1,200*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 8 nights
  • Departs 04 Jun 2022
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Emerald Sky
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1736261‍
  • Voyage code ‍EWBB040622.1‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London Sat 04 Jun 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sat 04 Jun 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and drinks (D)

★EmeraldPLUS: Evening cruise of Budapest

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Sun 05 Jun 2022

Kalocsa, Hungary

Early this morning sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. This afternoon visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horseman. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner (B, L, D)

EmeraldPLUS: Evening cruise of Budapest

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Mon 06 Jun 2022

Osijek, Croatia

Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts can be regularly seen along the river banks (B, L, D)

EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian Family
EmeraldPLUS: Meet students from the local village

 

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Tue 07 Jun 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Serbia's vibrant capital awaits today, your city tour includes a visit to Tito's Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan and St. Sava Church which is the world's largest Orthodox Cathedral (B, L, D)


EmeraldPLUS: Serbian folklore evening show
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided biking tour

Golubac

Golubac – Donji Milanovac, Serbia Wed 08 Jun 2022

Golubac

In eastern Serbia, within the Majdanpek municipality, the town of Donji Milanovac sits on the right bank of the Danube. Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the Palaeolithic site of Lepenski Vir on an included excursion. Enjoy learning about the importance of this archaeological site and its illustrious history, spanning more than 8 millennia. Archaeologists have used this site to track the development of prehistoric culture in Europe, and numerous Stone Age settlements have been found in the area. The day ends as we sail through the Iron Gates, a scenic narrow gorge that meanders between the Carpathian Mountains and the European Alps. (B,L,D)

EmeraldPLUS: A visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site and museum

Vidin, Bulgaria Thu 09 Jun 2022

Arrive in Vidin, the most western town in Bulgaria. Your day will begin with an included tour visiting a local vineyard with wine tasting. Later, visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike to Belogradchik rock fortress (B, L, D)

EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik

Cruises around Europe

Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi, Bulgaria Fri 10 Jun 2022

Cruises around Europe

Today, cruise to Rousse and visit the impressive cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo. Visit the historic town of Arbanasi perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River and lined with traditional houses. Tonight, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner (B, L, D)

EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church

★EmeraldPLUS: Choir concert in Arbanasi

Giurgiu

Giurgiu - Bucharest, Romania - Hotel stay Sat 11 Jun 2022

Giurgiu

After breakfast, disembark and journey by road to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, for your overnight hotel stay, including breakfast (B, D)

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Sun 12 Jun 2022

Cruises to Europe

After breakfast, transfer to the airport (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Sun 12 Jun 2022

Arrive in London Sun 12 Jun 2022

What's included *

  • EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH FARES – SAVING UP TO £1,200
  • FREE all-inclusive premium drinks package for all bookings
  • PLUS Book by 31st December 2020 to Enjoy Additional Savings of £200pp
  • 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
  • SAVE an Extra 10% when you pay in Full 12 Months prior to departure
  • 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

2022 All-Inclusive European River Cruise Promotion

Book today and earn up to £62.42 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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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 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 Sky

  • Occupancy182
  • Length443 ft (135.03 m)
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Guiding you past some of Europe’s most beautiful stretches of countryside and through some of the continent’s most vibrant and enchanting cities; Emerald Sky ensures every minute of your holiday is exceptionally comfortable and enjoyable. From the spacious suites and staterooms to the contemporary, sophisticated public spaces, every inch of Emerald Sky has been considered. 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. Our brand new Emerald ‘Star Ships’, the Emerald Dawn and the Emerald Sun, have made their debut voyages and have received high marks from our guests. You’ll enjoy all the same great features, including our open air system in the balcony suites and the indoor/ outdoor pool area, that make the “Star Ships” the 2014 Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick award winners for best new river ships. No matter which river cruise you choose, all your meals on-board the ship; beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; on-shore excursions and touring; a special selection of EmeraldPLUS experiences; all travel and transfers from selected airports; and all tipping are included in the price. It’s what we like to call ‘Exceptional Emerald Value’. Step on to an award-winning ship where the spacious Sun Deck offers panoramic views of the stunning scenery. Relax in the fresh air while enjoying a light lunch and a glass of wine al-fresco on The Terrace. Enjoy insightful excursions in every port at no extra cost and we take care of tipping so you don’t have to think about it. You wouldn’t expect all this from a river cruise, but on an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can look forward to it.

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

Booking conditions of Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Drinks are only included with lunch and dinner and a limnit of two per person applies. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Please note that MS Nizhny Novgorod is not an Emerald Star-Ship and is a specially chartered ship therefore certain features such as E-bikes are not available on board. Regional and premium flights will incur supplementary costs, may require an additional overnight stay and may be indirect. Shore excursions are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Wifi cannot be guaranteed as is subject to T&Cs. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.

Book between 13th November until December 24th 2020 and pay in full to enjoy 10% off the advertised fare. If full payment is not received 12 months prior, the Super Earlybird Saving will be removed. The Super Earlybird Saving is applicable on the cruise element only, excludes air fares, port charges, hotel stays and other additional items.

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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