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Splendours of Europe

Be enraptured by the unparalleled beauty of the iconic Danube River with a luxury river cruise.

Embark on our captivating 15-day Danube River Cruise and explore enchanting cities and picturesque landscapes. From Amsterdam’s cobbled streets to Budapest’s cultural delights, each day offers a new adventure. Enjoy guided tours, scenic cruising, and cultural experiences along the way for the perfect blend of exploration and relaxation.

With unrivalled luxury, world-class dining, and a host of activities, your dreams will come alive on this extraordinary Emerald Waterways River Cruise. Whether you seek to unwind or to experience new adventures, our ships promise an unforgettable experience. Join us as we set sail and explore new horizons, each moment a masterpiece waiting to be discovered.

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  • Cruise Line: Emerald Cruises
  • Ship: Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Duration: 14 Nights
  • Departure: Jun - Jul
£2,998 pp
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Splendours of Europe Cruise Itinerary

Set sail on an indelible European journey with Emerald Cruises. Explore Dutch heritage with canal cruises or bike tours. Discover Cologne’s Old Town and enjoy Rüdesheim’s highlights. Uncover picturesque streets and glassblowing in Miltenberg and Wertheim. Experience Bratislava’s charm and hospitality before being pampered all over again aboard your ship. Take to the experience of a lifetime with the Splendours of Europe cruise.

Day 1

Amsterdam

Transfer to your ship. Explore the cobbled streets and gabled houses of Amsterdam at leisure. Join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

Day 2

Amsterdam

Explore the Dutch Golden Age with a canal boat cruise or a guided bike tour. Board your ship and sail through the Dutch countryside to the Rhine River.

Day 3

Cologne

Join a guided tour of Cologne’s Old Town. Enjoy free time for shopping or further exploration.

Day 4

Rüdesheim

Arrive in Rüdesheim. Enjoy a Winzerexpress ride or an active hike to Niederwalddenkmal.

Day 5

Miltenberg / Wertheim

Explore Miltenberg’s picturesque village with a walking tour. Visit Wertheim for an exclusive glassblowing presentation at the Glass Art Museum.

Day 6

Würzburg

Enjoy a walking tour of Würzburg. Visit the Bishops Residence and learn about its restoration.

Day 7

Bamberg

Cruise to Bamberg and enjoy a guided tour.

Day 8

Nuremberg

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Nuremberg. Explore the city at leisure.

Day 9

Regensburg

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Nuremberg. Explore the city at leisure.

Day 10

Passau

Embark on a guided tour of Passau, exploring its Baroque buildings and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy an afternoon cruise along the Danube.

Day 11

Melk / Dürnstein

Tour Melk Abbey. Sail through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein. Choose to hike to Dürnstein Castle or join a guided bike ride along the Danube.

Day 12

Vienna

Embark on a guided tour of Vienna. Enjoy leisure time to explore Vienna further.

Day 13

Bratislava

Go on a sightseeing tour of Bratislava, including the Old City, or go on a hike to Bratislava Castle. Visit a local family for coffee and cake.

Day 14

Budapest

Go on a guided tour of Budapest. Enjoy a Hungarian folklore show before your farewell dinner.

Day 15

Budapest

After breakfast, disembark your ship for your transfer to the airport.

Day 1

Budapest

Transfer to your ship from the airport. This evening, enjoy an authentic Hungarian folklore show.

Day 2

Budapest

Go on a guided tour of Budapest. Enjoy a Hungarian folklore show before your farewell dinner.

Day 3

Bratislava

Go on a sightseeing tour of Bratislava, including the Old City, or go on a hike to Bratislava Castle. Visit a local family for coffee and cake.

Day 4

Vienna

Embark on a guided tour of Vienna. Enjoy leisure time to explore Vienna further.

Day 5

Melk / Dürnstein

Tour Melk Abbey. Sail through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein. Choose to hike to Dürnstein Castle or join a guided bike ride along the Danube.

Day 6

Passau

Embark on a guided tour of Passau, exploring its Baroque buildings and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy an afternoon cruise along the Danube.

Day 7

Regensburg

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Nuremberg. Explore the city at leisure.

Day 8

Nuremberg

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Nuremberg. Explore the city at leisure.

Day 9

Bamberg

Cruise to Bamberg and enjoy a guided tour.

Day 10

Würzburg

Enjoy a walking tour of Würzburg. Visit the Bishops Residence and learn about its restoration.

Day 11

Miltenberg / Wertheim

Explore Miltenberg’s picturesque village with a walking tour. Visit Wertheim for an exclusive glassblowing presentation at the Glass Art Museum.

Day 12

Rüdesheim

Arrive in Rüdesheim. Enjoy a Winzerexpress ride or an active hike to Niederwalddenkmal.

Day 13

Cologne

Join a guided tour of Cologne’s Old Town. Enjoy free time for shopping or further exploration.

Day 14

Amsterdam

Explore the Dutch Golden Age with a canal boat cruise or a guided bike tour. Board your ship and sail through the Dutch countryside to the Rhine River.

Day 15

Amsterdam

After breakfast, disembark your ship for your transfer to the airport.

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Splendours of Europe Deals

Indulge in the splendours of Europe with Crui.se

14 Nights
Jun Jul

Splendours of Europe

  • Amsterdam
  • Cologne
  • Rüdesheim
  • Miltenberg / Wertheim
  • Würzburg
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Passau
  • Melk / Dürnstein
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
£2,998 pp Est. Price per person
  • Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

Splendours of Europe Cruise Review

“I’ll definitely be booking with Emerald Cruises again, my Splendours of Europe cruise was an absolutely fantastic experience. I loved the canal cruises through Amsterdam as well as the guided tours in Cologne, Rüdesheim and Miltenberg. I learned so much during the tours and was fascinated by the unique histories of each city. We also had the chance to connect with a local family over coffee and cake which made the experience feel really authentic and homey. I also enjoyed the daytime pool and evening cinema which were really fun and blew me away.”

Dominic Pence, Bristol

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Splendours of Europe FAQ

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

Is travel insurance recommended for a Danube River cruise?

Yes, it’s highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance to cover unexpected events, cancellations, and emergencies during your cruise.

Is Wi-Fi available on the ship?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available in all onboard suites.

What is the best time to take a Danube River cruise?

The best time for a Danube River cruise is typically from April to October when the weather is pleasant. However, fall can be a favourable time to embark on a Danube cruise as the crowds will have largely subsided. But, the weather tends to be cooler, so if you’re planning a fall Danube cruise, make sure to pack extra layers.

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