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Splendours of Europe | Amsterdam to Budapest

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 26 Jun 2022
  • Sails from Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ship Emerald Sun
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1736267‍
  • Voyage code ‍EWCR260622.1‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London Sun 26 Jun 2022

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Sun 26 Jun 2022

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Although equally famous for its rebellious contemporary edginess, Amsterdam is a picturesque city with a fascinating history and rich artistic heritage.

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Mon 27 Jun 2022

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

This morning you can decide to either enjoy a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s canal or a guided bike tour. Return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour

Rhine River

Cologne, Germany Tue 28 Jun 2022

Rhine River

Founded by the Romans, and one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne is famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. Join your guide and explore the city including the Old Town (B,L,D)

Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany Wed 29 Jun 2022

Rudesheim, Germany

Today, cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. In Rüdesheim, enjoy a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Instrument Museum or join a guided hike through vineyards (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike through vineyards

Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

Miltenberg, Germany Thu 30 Jun 2022

Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

After your included tour of Miltenberg and free time, travel to the stunning medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim to enjoy free time until the ship arrives (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike around Miltenberg area

Wertheim

Wertheim, Germany Thu 30 Jun 2022

Wertheim
gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Wurzburg, Germany Fri 01 Jul 2022

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. After breakfast, visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (B,L,D)

Bamberg

Bamberg, Germany Sat 02 Jul 2022

Bamberg

Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation (B,L,D)

Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany Sun 03 Jul 2022

Nuremberg

Today you will have a sightseeing coach tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. Pass by some of the historical sights, such as the 900-year-old ramparts and the Nazi party rally grounds, where rallies where held from 1933 until 1938 (B,L,D)

Kelheim, Germany

Kelheim, Germany Mon 04 Jul 2022

Kelheim, Germany
Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany Mon 04 Jul 2022

Regensburg

In Regensburg enjoy a guided walking tour to see the city’s architectural highlights (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian band on board

Passau

Passau, Germany Tue 05 Jul 2022

Passau

On this morning’s walking tour of Passau, 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. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River (B,L,D)

Linz

Linz Tue 05 Jul 2022

Linz

The historically baroque old town in Linz sits right beneath an even older castle

Melk

Melk, Austria Wed 06 Jul 2022

Melk

Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein OR a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

Durnstein

Durnstein Wed 06 Jul 2022

Durnstein

Durnstein is a small picturesque town beside the Danube with a rather English claim to historical fame

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Thu 07 Jul 2022

Vienna

Today you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where you will see Vienna’s world famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace, or join a guided bike tour (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour

Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia Fri 08 Jul 2022

Bratislava

Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. Alternatively, join an active hike to Bratislava Castle (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Bratislava Castle

★ EmeraldPLUS: Home hosted coffee and cake with Slovakians

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sat 09 Jul 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

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 farewell dinner (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill

★ EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian folklore show & Budapest Evening Cruise

Austria, Danube river cruises

Disembark the ship Sun 10 Jul 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Sun 10 Jul 2022

Arrive in London Sun 10 Jul 2022

What's included *

  • EXCLUSIVE FARES – SAVING UP TO £1,200
  • FREE all-inclusive premium drinks package for all bookings
  • 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
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible Cancellation Terms
  • BOOK today with Just a Deposit and Pay Later*
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 13th May 2021 and receive an M&S Gift Card worth up to £50

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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 Sun

  • Occupancy182
  • Length443 ft (135.03 m)
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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. A contemporary, chic social space; the lounge is equipped with a comprehensively-stocked bar, skilled bartenders, help-yourself hot drinks facilities and a generous offering of plush seating and sofas.

What's on board

Sky Barbecue - Golf Putting Green - Club Swimming Pool, Bar & Evening Cinema - Retractable Roof - The Terrce - Horizon Bar - Reflectionss Restaurant - Fitness room - Beauty Center

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Cruises

Does Emerald Waterways have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Emerald Waterways does have a flexible cancellation policy. With Emerald, guests can defer their travel plans and transfer to an alternative Emerald departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure up until 31 December 2021. This policy is applicable across all Emerald’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises.

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Last updated: 22.01.21

* 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. 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.

Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

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