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Danube Delights

Explore the heart of Old Europe with a cruise that showcases fabulous river scenery and offers a selection of port excursions to famous cities, picturesque towns, and historic landmarks.

Sail through four countries and witness the Danube’s impact on history, culture, and heritage in the heart of Europe. Enjoy informative and relaxed walking tours or step up the pace on bike excursions.

Your sailing partner is one of Emerald’s legendary Star-Ships, a fleet of purpose-built vessels with a contemporary design and luxury features. Choose from a range of suites and staterooms and enjoy award-winning international and regional cuisine.

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  • Cruise Line: Emerald Cruises
  • Ship: Star-Ship
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: April 2024
£1,906pp
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Danube Delights Cruise Itinerary

Discover the real delights of the Danube with this 7-night cruise showcasing the best in river scenery and Europe’s finest capital cities. Follow the Danube’s meandering and historic path to famous cities and picturesque towns aboard a luxury river cruiser featuring every modern comfort and convenience. Enjoy a selection of international cuisines and hand-picked wines to accompany your voyage through Old Europe.

Day 1

Munich

An Emerald Cruises Representative will meet you at Munich airport, where you will transfer to your luxury Star-Ship, ready to begin your voyage.

Day 2

Regensburg

Explore Regensburg on an informative walking tour including the historic Old Town. There is also the option of a bike tour to the Walhalla monument, with fabulous river views. Enjoy a traditional Bavarian band performance on board ship after dinner.

Day 3

Passau – Engelhartszell

Today, cruise into the heart of Passau at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers. This picturesque German city has a fascinating history and an impressive cathedral. Guests can also opt for a bike tour along the River Inn.

Day 4

Dürnstein – Krems

Sail the glorious landscape of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Dürnstein, with its beautiful castle ruins and panoramic views. There is also the option of a guided bike tour. Later, enjoy a guided excursion to the ancient and spiritual Göttweig Abbey.

Day 5

Vienna

Imperial Vienna has no equal in Europe, a beautiful city showcasing the ornate Baroque Palaces of the Habsburgs and brimming with art treasures in different museums and galleries. There is also a guided bike tour to the idyllic Danube Island.

Day 6

Bratislava

Uncover Bratislava’s fascinating history with Gothic and Baroque architecture hiding behind a more recent Communist past. For the energetic, there’s a guided hike to Bratislava Castle. Later, enjoy coffee and cake in a Slovakian family home.

Day 7

Budapest

Discover Budapest’s stunning landscape and architecture with its intoxicating and vibrant lifestyle. Guests also have the option to enjoy a hike to Gellert Hill, with an imposing fortress, the Citadella, and fabulous views over the Danube and the city.

Day 8

Budapest

Disembark your Star-Ship and transfer to the airport, ready to begin the journey back to the UK.

Day 1

Budapest

An Emerald Cruises Representative will meet you at airport, where you will transfer to your luxury Star-Ship, ready to begin your voyage.

Day 2

Budapest

Discover Budapest’s stunning landscape and architecture with its intoxicating and vibrant lifestyle. Guests also have the option to enjoy a hike to Gellert Hill, with an imposing fortress, the Citadella, and fabulous views over the Danube and the city.

Day 3

Bratislava

Uncover Bratislava’s fascinating history with Gothic and Baroque architecture hiding behind a more recent Communist past. For the energetic, there’s a guided hike to Bratislava Castle. Later, enjoy coffee and cake in a Slovakian family home.

Day 4

Vienna

Imperial Vienna has no equal in Europe, a beautiful city showcasing the ornate Baroque Palaces of the Habsburgs and brimming with art treasures in different museums and galleries. There is also a guided bike tour to the idyllic Danube Island.

Day 5

Dürnstein – Krems

Sail the glorious landscape of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Dürnstein, with its beautiful castle ruins and panoramic views. There is also the option of a guided bike tour. Later, enjoy a guided excursion to the ancient and spiritual Göttweig Abbey.

Day 6

Passau – Engelhartszell

Today, cruise into the heart of Passau at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers. This picturesque German city has a fascinating history and an impressive cathedral. Guests can also opt for a bike tour along the River Inn.

Day 7

Regensburg

Explore Regensburg on an informative walking tour including the historic Old Town. There is also the option of a bike tour to the Walhalla monument, with fabulous river views. Enjoy a traditional Bavarian band performance on board ship after dinner.

Day 8

Munich

Disembark your Star-Ship and transfer to the airport, ready to begin the journey back to the UK.

Danube Delights Cruise Ships

Emerald Star

From the activities on the Sun Deck to the comfort and peace of a luxury suite or stateroom, no detail is overlooked on the Emerald Star. Enjoy a blend of home-from-home comfort, elegant interiors with modern amenities, and five-star service.

Wellness Suite
Outdoor Covered Terrace
Crew of 52

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Explore the Delights of the Danube with Crui.se

7 Nights
April 2024

Danube Delights

  • Munich
  • Regensburg
  • Passau – Engelhartszell
  • Dürnstein - Krems
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
£1,906pp Est. Price per person
  • Star-Ship  

Danube Delights Cruise Review

“This was our first European river cruise, and it certainly was a delight by name and nature. If you want to see the finest capital cities, then this cruise doesn’t disappoint, and Emerald’s choice of excursions is perfect – take your pick on the day and choose a leisurely walking tour or something more energetic on a hike or bike. The fleet of Star-Ships lived up to their billing, and the heated pool, which transforms into an evening cinema, is just genius. Expect fabulous cuisine and five-star service; you won’t want for anything else.”

Alan and Josie, Braintree

Danube Delights FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What is EmeraldACTIVE?

EmeraldACTIVE are optional shore excursions that usually involve a guided hike or bike ride, allowing guests to explore further afield or visit historic sites or landmarks of significant interest. Enjoy a faster pace and a different perspective. Stay active on board ship with access to Emerald’s wellness and fitness centre, and on select sailings, there are guided fitness classes. EmeraldACTIVE is included in your cruise price.

Do ATOL and ABTA protect Emerald Cruises?

Relax and cruise with the ultimate peace of mind. Emerald Cruises is a member of both ATOL (Number 9294) and ABTA (Number Y6328).

Do Star-Ships provide mobility wheelchair access?

Emerald Cruises prides itself on welcoming passengers with medical conditions or disabilities. However, there may be limitations sometimes due to the ship’s design and during excursions. Some Star-Ships do not have elevators to all decks. Shore excursions could require you to climb up and down steps onto coaches, and some sites may have uneven footing or cobblestones. Discuss your specific needs with one of our friendly booking team agents, who will be happy to advise you.

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