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Enchantment of Eastern Europe from Budapest

From £2,645pp

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Shore Excursions, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*

Incredible savings of up to £1,400*

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 8 nights
  • Departs 28 Apr 2022
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Emerald Star
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1769161
  • Voyage code ‍EWBB280422.1

Your Itinerary

Fly from London Thu 28 Apr 2022

(regional flights may be available on request)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Thu 28 Apr 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your award-winning Star-Ship for your seven-night all-inclusive river cruise. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner (D)

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Fri 29 Apr 2022

Kalocsa, Hungary

This afternoon, visit a local Puszta Horse Farm in Kalocsa and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horseman.

This evening, enjoy a welcome reception on board (B,L,D)

EmeraldPLUS: Visit a Puszta Horse Show

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Sat 30 Apr 2022

Osijek, Croatia

Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence.

Enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia (B,L,D)

EmeraldPLUS: Home hosted lunch with a Croatian family OR meet students from the local village

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Osijek Fortress

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Sun 01 May 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Your tour of Belgrade includes a visit to Belgrave Fortress, St. Sava Church and the Museum of Yugoslavia (B,L,D)

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour

EmeraldPLUS: Serbian folklore evening show

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Belgrade

Golubac

Golubac – Donji Milanovac, Serbia Mon 02 May 2022

Golubac

Visit the Palaeolithic site of Lepenski Vir. Learn about the importance of this archaeological site and its history spanning more than 8 millennia.

Later, sail through the narrow gorge known as the Iron Gates (B,L,D)

EmeraldEXCURSION: A visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site and museum

Vidin, Bulgaria Tue 03 May 2022

Enjoy an included tour visiting a local vineyard with wine tasting. Later, visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress (B,L,D)

EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik Fortress

EmeraldEXCURSION: Visit a local vineyard for a tasting and visit to Baba Vida Fortress

Cruises around Europe

Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi, Bulgaria Wed 04 May 2022

Cruises around Europe

Today, visit the impressive cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the 'city of the Tsars'.

Visit the historic town of Arbanasi perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River.

Tonight, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner (B,L,D)

EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church

EmeraldPLUS: Choir concert in Arbanasi

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Abanasi

Cruises to Europe

Giurgiu - Bucharest, Romania - Hotel stay Thu 05 May 2022

Cruises to Europe

Disembark and transfer to Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Bucharest, including breakfast (B,D)

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided drive through Bucharest

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Fri 06 May 2022

Cruises to Europe

After breakfast, transfer to the airport (B)

Cruises to Europe

Giurgiu - Bucharest, Romania - Hotel stay Thu 05 May 2022

Cruises to Europe

Disembark and transfer to Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Bucharest, including breakfast (B,D)

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided drive through Bucharest

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Fri 06 May 2022

Cruises to Europe

After breakfast, transfer to the airport (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Fri 06 May 2022

(regional flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London Fri 06 May 2022

What's included *

  • Incredible SAVINGS of up to £1,400
  • FREE all-inclusive drinks package for ALL bookings
  • Exclusive FREE on board spend included
  • Return economy flights available from a range of regional airports – please call for more details
  • 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
  • BOOK today with Just a Deposit and Pay Later*
  • SAVE an additional £100pp when you book by 8pm 31st October 2021
  • Plus, book a Balcony Cabin or above by 8pm 31st October 2021 and receive DOUBLE Cruise Miles

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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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Your Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite offers everything you could possibly need throughout your cruise, and more. You’ll be surrounded by elegant décor and opulent, comfortable furnishings, as you unwind in your home-away-from-home. Relax on your balcony as the stunning landscapes pass by, and transform it from an indoor to an outdoor space with ease, as the floor-to-ceiling window lowers to a halfway point at the touch of a button. Enjoy the river breeze from your comfortable chair, enjoying a good book or the unfolding vistas. Treat yourself to a drink from your suite’s minibar, or use it to keep your complimentary bottle of water chilled, or for any souvenirs that require it. When it’s time to retire to bed, you can look forward to the exceptional comfort of your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, complete with luxurious linens. Treat yourself to an indulgent shower with luxury toiletries, to really prepare yourself for an excellent night’s sleep. Of course, keeping in touch with your loved ones is really easy. Every suite has its own telephone, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi being available throughout the Star-Ship.

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Emerald Grand Balcony Suite

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Staying in the Emerald Grand Balcony Suite makes waking up and going to sleep a dream. Open your balcony, with the simple press of a button, to let in the river breeze on a lazy morning, as the unrivalled comfort of your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, dressed with luxurious linens, encourages you to lie in that little bit longer. Wake up to the luxurious surrounds of your stylish bathroom, enjoying a revitalising shower, complete with sumptuous toiletries. Then, what could be better than having a continental breakfast brought to your door to enjoy on your own private balcony? Complimentary bathrobes and slippers make lounging comfortable, and your own in-suite Nespresso™ machine means you can sip a fresh coffee as you ponder your itinerary and what the day has to offer. Select your preferred pillow from our extensive menu and enjoy an exceptionally comfortable night’s sleep, or simply relax as you watch a film on your suite’s flat screen TV and infotainment system, during some down time. Individual climate control enables your room to stay at the right temperature to suit you, whether you’re sailing in the warmer summer months, or the cooler winter. And, stay in touch with family and friends using your in-suite telephone or make the most of complimentary Wi-Fi for contacting them by your preferred method.

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Owner's One-bedroom Suite

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Some of the most sumptuous suites on European waterways, our Owners One-Bedroom Suite has it all. A separate lounge and bedroom area allows the luxury of space, from which to enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast in the morning, a drink from your fully stocked minibar or after-dinner sweet treats before bed. Your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed will be draped in high quality linens, for the perfect night’s sleep, plus you’ll have the pleasure of selecting your preferred pillow from our extensive menu. Get comfortable for the night after a busy day exploring, and prepare for the next as you unwind with a film on your flat screen TV and infotainment system in true comfort. A walk-in wardrobe makes unpacking even more of a dream. A great space to keep all your belongings and outfits for special occasions, such as your exclusive dinner at the Captain’s Table. You’ll even have the option to have four items laundered a day to ensure that favourite dress or suit is in the best possible condition for your event. In the morning, enjoy the perfect wake-up call with a fresh coffee from your in-suite Nespresso™ machine. Sip it on the balcony, wrapped in the comfort of your Emerald Cruises bathrobe and slippers after a refreshing shower in your stylish in-suite bathroom, enhanced by luxurious toiletries. You’ll have so much to tell your loved ones back home, so we’ve made keeping in contact really easy. Not only will you have an in-suite telephone, but complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Star-Ship and an iPad means you can choose your favourite method of communication, whenever the moment suits.

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The Ship - Emerald Star

  • 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

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.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard an Emerald cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK. 


Last updated: 22.06.21

* 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 package is subject to cruise lines T&Cs. 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. On board spend is per stateroom/suite and euros. Wi-Fi 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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Double Cruise Miles amounts have been included in the up to amounts on the site. 

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