• Passau
  • Nuremberg
  • Natural History Museum, Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • River Danube

Danube Explorer

Explore the fascinating capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava on this Danube holiday, with Manchester flights, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner onboard

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
7 Nights from £1695pp

Emerald Waterways
Call us on 01756 706530 to discuss this holiday

Save up to £1000 per couple PLUS free premium drinks package when booking a balcony suite! Applies to 2019 departures. Book by 31 Jul 2018. Enjoy a further £125pp discount if the balance is paid in full by 31 Oct 2018 (prices shown do not include further £125pp discount).

Discover historic Budapest, graceful Vienna and stylish Bratislava, the magnificent capital cities of the celebrated Blue Danube on this fascinating holiday.

Cruising through the spectacular scenery of Austria's Wachau Valley, stop to admire the beautiful Benedictine Abbey at Melk with its fine Italian architecture, and Durnstein where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades.

Admire the iconic buildings along Vienna's famous Ringstrasse, discover the majestic Mirbach Palace in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Budapest, a city which straddles the Danube.

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Melk Abbey
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Day 1 : UK – Nuremburg (Germany)

Fly from Manchester to Munich and transfer by coach to your deluxe ship in Nuremberg. (D)

Day 2 : Kelheim – Regensburg

Cruise along the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim before continuing along the Danube to medieval Regensburg. Take a guided walking tour of the town taking in the picturesque Old Town Hall. Alternatively, enjoy an optional visit to a brewery (2018 only). This evening’s on-board entertainment is a traditional Bavarian Band. Welcome dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : Passau

Take a walking tour of Passau's cobblestone streets, magnificent hilltop Oberhaus Fortress and ornate architecture of St Stephan’s cathedral. Alternatively there is an optional full day excursion to Salzburg (2019 only). (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Melk (Austria) – Durnstein

Join a guided tour of Melk Abbey or join the guided bike ride from Melk to Durnstein. Later, your ship cruises the Wachau Valley to Durnstein. Those feeling active can join a guided hike to the castle. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Vienna

Enjoy a coach tour of Vienna and see the famous Opera House and Hofburg Imperial Palace, before exploring on foot. Alternatively, the more active can enjoy a guided bike tour. This evening, there is an optional trip to a Viennese concert. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Bratislava (Slovakia)

Take the guided tour of Bratislava's Old Town which is home to many historical buildings including the majestic Mirbach Palace, impressive Gothic cathedral and Michael’s Gate, one of the town's oldest structures. Enjoy a special afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family or hike to Bratislava Castle (2019 only), before heading back to the ship for the Captain’s Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Budapest (Hungary)

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city and home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the beautiful Buda Castle Quarter and Heroes’ Square. The guided tour takes in the iconic Chain Bridge or perhaps join the gudied hike up Buda Hill. This evening cruise along the Danube and enjoy a traditional Hungarian Farewell Dinner. (B,l,D)

Day 8 : Budapest - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways deluxe ship
  • Return flights from Manchester
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guides
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available at all times and complimentary bottled water in your cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Highlight Dinners including a Welcome Dinner
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Travel insurance

2018 Departures

Nuremberg to Budapest

Ship: Emerald Ships Our Price From
Aug 31£2295
Sep 08, 22£2495
Oct 20£1895

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Budapest to Nuremberg

Ship: Emerald Ships Our Price From
Aug 24£2295
Sep 01, 15£2495

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

2019 Departures

Nuremberg to Budapest

Ship: Emerald Ships Our Price From
Apr 15£1795
May 05, 18£2095
Jun 07, 16, 30£2195
Jul 28; Aug 02, 24£1995
Sep 13, 22, 27£2095
Oct 19£1695

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Budapest to Nuremberg

Ship: Emerald Ships Our Price From
Apr 28£1795
May 11, 15£2095
May 26£2095
Jun 15, 23£2195
Jul 20, 21, 26; Aug 05£1995
Sep 06, 20£2095
Oct 12, 22£1695

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat E cabin. Cabin upgrades and single supplements are available - please contact us
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