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Danube Explorer on Emerald Sun 2022

From Munich, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sun, Oct 09, 2022
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Departure
Oct 09, 2022
Arrival
Oct 16, 2022

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Key Account Exclusive offer is available for new bookings only on 8+ day itineraries across Scenic and Emerald Cruises’ river and ocean products booked by December 31, 2022. Offer includes $75 per person bonus savings ($150 per couple or suite). Offer is combinable with quarterly campaigns, early payment savings, save and sail events, 2 week bonus events, show vouchers, loyalty offers, future travel credits and trade incentives unless otherwise specified. Combinable with groups. Not combinable with any other exclusive offers. All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Scenic and Emerald Cruises reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C.

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Take advantage of this incredible offer and receive Free Economy Air on select Europe and Asia river cruises or up to $2000 per couple savings. 15+ day sailings receive a $500 per cabin onboard credit. Book early to save an extra 10% on selected cabins when you pay in full. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. (Savings are based on departure length, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings)
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Europe and Asia river cruises: 2 for 1 economy roundtrip airfare on 5 day departures. Free roundtrip economy airfare available on 8+ day departures. For guests who decide to book their own air, a $1000pp savings is available in lieu of roundtrip economy air and $500pp savings in lieu of 2 for 1 roundtrip economy air. Roundtrip economy air max ticket value is $1200 per ticket including taxes and fees; if fare is greater than $1200 inclusive of taxes and fees, guest is responsible for the difference. Guests booking a 15+ day itinerary will enjoy a bonus €500 onboard credit per couple. Onboard credit has no cash value. Departure length is based on cruise days only, excluding land extensions. Exclusions apply; please visit emeraldcruises.com for details. These offers are combinable with early payment offers, 2 week bonus events, travel advisor exclusives, show vouchers, trade incentive programs, loyalty bonus offers and Future travel credits. Not combinable with any other offers. Not combinable with groups. Air offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Emerald Cruise’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability.

Early Payment Savings: Save 10% when you pay in full 6+ months from departure. For bookings made 6-11 months from departure, full payment due at time of booking. For bookings made 12+ months from departure, full payment must be made no later than 12 months from departure. If full payment is not received by the date specified on this offer, these additional savings will be removed from your booking. Early Payment Savings are applicable on the cruise + upgrade element only, excludes air fares, port charges, hotel stays and other additional items.

All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please visit Emeraldcruises.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit Emeraldcruises.com.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Munich – Passau
    Sun, Oct 09, 2022

    Upon your arrival in Munich, you will be greeted by one of our Emerald Cruises representatives and transferred to your contemporary Star-Ship, where a warm welcome awaits you from the captain and crew. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Passau
    Mon, Oct 10, 2022

    Today will be a memorable part of your river cruise along the mighty Danube, as Passau’s atmosphere effortlessly reflects the work that was undertaken in the city by Italian architects, who brought a little piece of Venice with them to Germany.

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, including the ornate exterior of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, perfectly mirroring the beautifully restored interior, and the Altes Rathaus, or Town Hall, which comprises of an ensemble of eight historic patrician houses. Alternatively, set off on a hike around Passau, catching sights of the Mariahilf, a place of pilgrimage, and St. Severin, an ancient church that can be dated back to the Ottonian dynasty.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A hike to Veste Oberhaus

    Included Excursion
    A guided tour of Passau

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    Bavaria Live (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Linz – Ceský Krumlov
    Tue, Oct 11, 2022

    Today, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Ceský Krumlov. This quaint town has one of the best-preserved ancient centres in Europe, with more than three hundred protected medieval buildings and an iconic castle complex. Enjoy a guided tour of the area, including the 15th-century St. Vitus’ Church and a series of delightful High Gothic façades, each taking you back to the heart of the Middle Ages.

    EmeraldPLUS
    A guided tour of Ceský Krumlov


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Melk – Dürnstein
    Wed, Oct 12, 2022

    Relax as we cruise down the Danube River early this morning, passing beautiful terraced vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wine and delightful apricot orchards before arriving in Melk.

    On your included tour today, walk the halls of the magnificent Benedictine abbey of Melk, gazing upon ornate gold leaf walls. After your tour, enjoy sailing through the idyllic Wachau Valley. When you arrive in charming Dürnstein, you will have the opportunity to hike to Dürnstein Castle. Alternatively, stay in Melk to cycle from Melk to Dürnstein, traversing a route that offers a different perspective on the region’s viticulture.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A guided bike ride along the Danube

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

    Included Excursion
    A tour of Melk Abbey

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    Visit to Schallaburg castle (extra expense)

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    Vineyards hike & tasting in Weissenkirchen (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Vienna
    Thu, Oct 13, 2022

    Discover the classical charms of Vienna today, as we take you through the heart of the city, pointing out all of the best cafés and artisan studios as you discover its imperial grandeur. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre was once a fortified Roman frontier city, and a drive around the Ringstrasse will introduce you to architecture from across the last millennia.

    Alternatively, enjoy a bike tour along the serene trails on the Danube Island.  

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A bike tour in Vienna

    Included Excursion
    A guided tour of Vienna

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    Tastes of Vienna (extra expense)

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    Viennese evening concert (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Bratislava
    Fri, Oct 14, 2022

    Cobbled streets pave the course for daily life in Bratislava, where winding alleys and gothic architecture blend together to create a truly distinctive Slovakian capital.

    Enjoy a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, with a silhouette that looks as though it was pulled from the pages of a fairytale. This striking landmark was most recently rebuilt in a Renaissance style, but it still retains some of its original features.

    Alternatively, explore the historic architecture in the compact town centre during an included guided tour, where everything is in walking distance, including the ornate exterior of the Slovak National Theatre.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Local Slovakian entertainment on board

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A guided hike to Bratislava Castle

    Included Excursion
    A  walking tour of Bratislava


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Budapest
    Sat, Oct 15, 2022

    Welcome to Budapest, where an amazing end to a fantastic trip through the heart of Europe awaits. Once the ancient Roman city of Aquincum, a true historic marvel, with bathhouses and homes with heated floors thanks to the surrounding hot springs. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre will enable you to follow the chapters of architecture through the ages as you set off on a coach tour of Budapest, passing Romanesque, Baroque and Classical façades.

    This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board.

    EmeraldPLUS
    A traditional Hungarian folklore show

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A hike to Buda Hill

    Included Excursion
    A guided coach tour of Budapest

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    Excursion to Szentendre (extra expense)

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    Jewish Heritage Tour (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Budapest
    Sun, Oct 16, 2022

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of apricot orchards and ancient Roman cities with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.


    Meals: Breakfast

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Inclusions

Health and Safety Protocols for Emerald

The world may have changed, however, our commitment to our guests and crew, the guest experience and their health, safety and wellbeing remains our key priority. We are working closely with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), local and international Government Health agencies, to ensure our protocols exceed the latest regulatory requirements. Our Health & Safety Steering Committee oversees all health and safety policies and training with Emerald Cruises, ensuring you can travel with complete confidence that your wellbeing and safety are taken care of to the highest standard. In addition, we are implementing the most recent insights and technologies, with our Emerald Cruises team dedicated to exceeding the levels of cleanliness required in today’s travel climate.

We are continuously updating our protocols to safeguard both the health, safety and the experience of our valued guests. You will be informed about these important procedures, well in advance of your journey departure, which may include the following information and guidelines:

Medical Evaluation & Test
To ensure all of our guests are safe and well before your journey with us begins, we will require you to complete a pre-departure medical health evaluation. During the phased embarkation process you, and your fellow passengers, will be tested for COVID-19 by a medical specialist. This will allow you to relax with complete peace-of-mind when you board our Star-Ships, in the company of other like-minded travelers.

Our Dedicated Team
Our Captains, Hotel Managers and Cruise Directors, alongside their exceptional teams, will deliver a first-class level of service during your time traveling with us. You can enjoy the same exciting program of on board and on shore experiences, tailored to smaller groups to allow for safe social distancing. The team are readily available to ensure every detail of your journey with us is memorable, for all the right reasons. They will ensure health and safety protocols are followed on a daily basis.

Healthy Crew
Having the best crew to look after you is at the heart of our core values at Emerald Cruises, and we will go the extra mile to ensure our crew is healthy in doing so. All crew will be regularly tested for COVID-19 and will have daily temperature and health checks. They will also be trained and regularly briefed on all aspects in preventing COVID-19 amongst themselves as well as our guests. They will go beyond the ordinary to make your cruise a truly exceptional experience.

Contact-Free Check In & Check Out
We have adjusted the various touchpoints of your journey, allowing you to check in and check out in a completely contact-free way. Through a phased embarkation you will be able to arrive and depart from your Star-Ship smoothly and with safe social proximity in mind. And, of course, every time you return to your Star-Ship, our crew will be there to greet you with a warm smile.

Briefings & Screenings
Our medical expert will host mandatory briefings and screenings. These events are designed to ensure every member of our guests and crew are healthy, and also offer an opportunity to allay any concerns or ask any questions you may have about our safety protocols.

Enhanced Cleaning Commitment
Our on board crew will be increasing and enhancing our already frequent and high standard cleaning protocols in public areas and suites, leaving surfaces and spaces spotless. Additional care and attention will be paid to high contact zones, such as communal restrooms and dining facilities.

Socially Aware Dining
You can expect the same delightful dining experiences when you travel with us, savoring a choice of dishes inspired by regional cuisine and local produce. We are adapting and redesigning our on board food and beverage service to ensure extra care is taken in order to minimize social contact. We will serve our delicious food a la carte or via served buffets.

Contact-Free Movement
The spacious surrounds of our ships in combination with the guest numbers provide ample room for you to relax, allowing for an abundance of personal space. We are introducing contact-free movement across our Star-Ships to further reduce risks. Contact-free hand sanitizer dispensers will be readily available in all public spaces and guest corridors on board, whilst automated doors and contact-free guest servicing will minimize the number of touchpoints.

Air Circulation
Our Star-Ships are equipped with air circulation systems. These systems ensure there is no re-circulation of inside air on board the ship. When you are relaxing in your suite you will be breathing air from outside the ship that is channeled directly to your suite. The air will also be released from your suite directly to the outside.

Smaller Groups & Social Proximity
Discovering the local culture of your destination is the highlight of every river cruise. Create memories to cherish during our choice of on shore excursions. You will travel in smaller groups, allowing for a more intimate travel experience, whilst respecting social proximity and destination specific regulations. To enhance your sightseeing, you can utilize our digital headsets, which will act as your personal tour guide and travel map.

Carefully Selected Local Partners
As well as enhancing our health and safety protocols on board and with our crew, we’re working closely with our local partners. We have forged long-standing relationships with our local partners, all of whom have been carefully selected for their expertise and high levels of service, and are committed to ensuring your safety. They will receive extensive training to adhere with our enhanced protocols. We will also introduce strict control and screening procedures for anyone boarding our Star-Ships.

Wellness Throughout Your Journey
Your wellbeing is our number one priority, both during your time on board and on shore. Journey to and from your destination with complete peace-of-mind. All transport vehicles will be equipped with hand sanitizer and will undergo deep cleaning after every journey, surpassing the high industry standards required. You can also rest assured that we will monitor social proximity, allowing you to travel safely, with plenty of personal space.

We are committed to continually reviewing and updating our protocols and guidelines as new information becomes available, to ensure that our guests can travel safely in the many destinations we operate in.

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Ship Information

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.4
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
4.4

Ratings based off 7 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Great river cruise, the operator Emerald Waterways did not disappoint. On board service was exceptional and the tours were very good. Only thought would be that having a little more free time during site visits would have made the excursions good to great.

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