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Danube Explorer & highlights of Budapest on Emerald Luna

From Budapest, Hungary to Munich, Germany
Length: 10 Days - Departs: Sun, Apr 28, 2024
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Departure
Apr 28, 2024
Arrival
May 07, 2024

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Spring Savings Sale, up to $4000 Off + 2-For-1 Fares

Spring Savings Sale, up to $4000 Off + 2-For-1 Fares

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Embark on a luxury river cruise with Emerald during this limited-time Spring Savings Sale and enjoy 2-for-1 fares and savings of up to $4000 per suite on select departures. Plus as always, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. (Not all itineraries quality, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings).
Must Book By Sun, Apr 28, 2024
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Spring into Savings Sale is available for new bookings only made between April 15-28, 2024 on select 2024 - 2025 departures. 2 for 1 Fares are displayed as a per person rate in a double occupancy cabin. Fares are based on brochure pricing and may not have resulted in a sale. Offer applies to cruise pricing only; does not apply on land extensions, air or any other add-ons. Exclusive Spring Into Savings bonus of up to $1,000 per suite are available on select departures. Receive up to $3,000 in FlexCredit savings when you pay in full within 30 days of booking or 90 days prior to departure; whichever is sooner. Savings amount varies by departure or cabin type. Free single supplement available on select departures. All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Full Terms & Conditions available at emerladcruises.com.

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2-For-1 Fares + up to $3000 in FlexCredit + Bonus Savings

2-For-1 Fares + up to $3000 in FlexCredit + Bonus Savings

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Enjoy 2-for-1 fares on 2024-2025 departures and up to $3000 in FlexCredit per suite when you pay in full. With FlexCredit, you have the flexibility to use your savings towards your cruise fare or airfare, giving you more options to tailor your dream vacation. Receive a bonus savings of up to $500 per suite on select 2024 departures. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. Whether you choose to explore the charming streets of Budapest, sample wine in the vineyards of Bordeaux, or marvel at the majestic castles along the Rhine, your journey with Emerald River Cruises will be unforgettable. (Not all dates/itineraries qualify, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings).
Must Book By Sun, Jun 30, 2024
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Available for new bookings only made between April 1 - June 30, 2024 on 2024 & 2025 Emerald Cruises Europe River cruise and 2024, 2025 South East Asia departures.

2-for-1 Fares: 2-for-1 fares are displayed as a per-person rate in a double occupancy cabin. Fares are based on full fare pricing and may not have resulted in a sale. Offer applies to cruise pricing only; does not apply on land extensions, air or any other add-ons.

Emerald Exclusive Savings: Bonus savings of up to $500 per suite ($250pp) are available on select departures. Savings vary by departure. Combinable with 2-for-1 fares and FlexCredit offers, and are capacity controlled.

Pay in full - FlexCredit: For S, RA and SA categories receive a choice of $1500pp savings or $1500pp air credit when you pay in full within 30 days of booking or at 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Other cabin categories receive the choice of $1000pp savings or $1000pp air credit for the same payment window. Guest must choose savings or air credit selection at time of booking. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Air credit offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Emerald Cruises' choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability.

Single Supplement: Free single supplement is available on select departures. Full payment required. Single supplement is appled to the 2-for-1 fare; single guest pays one guest fare. Free single supplement is not combinable with any other offers. Other dates may have a 45% single supplement; can be converted to a 25% supplement when paid in full within 30 days of booking or 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Single supplement offers not applicable on S, RA or SA categories. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.

All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, cancelled 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. Port charges are included in the price shown. 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.

Single Supplements From Just 45%

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Single Supplements From Just 45%

Single Supplements From Just 45%

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Traveling solo on a river cruise has become one of the easiest ways to enjoy a relaxing voyage entirely in your own way. With single supplements from just 45% on selected sailings. From the moment you step foot on board, you have the freedom to do as much or as little as you please. Whether you want to tour each stunning destination in depth, or simply unwind in the contemporary surrounds of your award-winning Star-Ship, you'll revel in the delights of cruising solo. (Not all dates may apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings)
Must Book By Tue, Apr 30, 2024
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Reduced Single Supplement offer is available for new bookings only made after Go Live date for the sailing in question. Pay in full required 12 months from departure; if within 12 months, full payment is due 72 hours from booking. Savings are based on the cruise + upgrade element only, excludes air fares, port charges, taxes, any pre- or post land touring, hotel stays and other additional items. These offers are combinable with trade vouchers and future travel credits only; not combinable with any other offers. Not combinable with groups.

Offer is available globally on selected dates and cabin categories. All Top Suites are excluded from the Offer. Offer is inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled 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 call your Professional Travel Advisor.

$200 Group Savings

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$200 Group Savings

$200 Group Savings

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Don't miss out on this incredible group savings of $200 per person on 2024 and 2025 river cruise departures. Plus as always, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. Contact your travel consultant for more details.
Must Book By Tue, Apr 30, 2024
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Available for new group agreements made between April 1 - April 30, 2024. Book a new group and receive group savings of $200 per person on 2024 and 2025 Emerald Cruises river cruise departures. Group savings are available for the life of the agreement based on availability and standard review dates. Combinable with current offers, Emerald Exclusive, loyalty savings, and future travel credits. Excludes Flash Sale offers.

Group policies and benefits are subject to change at any time. Refer to Emerald Cruises Guide to Group Benefits for amenity selections. 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 fares and promotions at any time. Offer applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit www.emeraldcruises.com.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Budapest
    Sun, Apr 28, 2024

    Welcome to Budapest, the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, where you will be greeted by one of our Emerald Cruises representatives and transferred to your contemporary Star-Ship. Once on board, you receive a warm welcome from our friendly crew.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Budapest prior to 05:00 PM.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Budapest
    Mon, Apr 29, 2024

    Your journey starts in Budapest, where a fantastic trip and exciting experiences await. Explore the city’s cobbled medieval quarter as you embark on a coach tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre. Your guide will teach you about the Hungarian capital’s culinary scene, finishing at the neo-Gothic Grand Market, Budapest's largest and most expansive indoor market, where you’ll have time to explore on your own. 
    If you are feeling more active, you can instead choose to hike up Gellert Hill. The surrounding area has been rebuilt several times, most recently following the air raids of WWII. Some 18th-century Baroque houses still stand, best explored from the medieval paths and alleyways around Buda Castle.

    This evening, join your fellow guests for a traditional Hungarian folklore show.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board

    Included Excursion
    Culinary tour of Budapest with Grand Market visit

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Hike to Gellert Hill

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    Hungarian Bath Experience (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Budapest
    Tue, Apr 30, 2024

    Today, we invite you to a special dinner and a traditional folklore show for a truly immersive local experience, presenting you with a great chance to get to know your fellow travellers and to spend the evening in town just like the locals do.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Dinner & folklore show in Budapest

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    Retro tour of post-Communist Budapest (extra expense)

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    Jewish heritage tour (extra expense, please note not available on Saturday)

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    Budapest by Night (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Budapest
    Wed, May 01, 2024

    On our last morning in Budapest, enjoy a leisurely walk in town or use one of the on board bikes for one last ride through the Hungarian capital. In the afternoon, our ship sets sail on the magnificent Danube River onto our next destination – Slovakia.

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    Excursion to Szentendre (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Bratislava
    Thu, May 02, 2024

    This morning, we sail into the Slovakian capital. The romantic cobblestone lanes weaving through the city are yours to explore. Enjoy guided walking tours of the ancient town centre, passing a range of Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings, including the incredible Slovak National Theatre.

    Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, a fairy tale-like landmark steeped in legend. This striking building has been rebuilt several times. Most recently in the mid-20th century.
    Tonight, enjoy some local Slovakian entertainment on board.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Local Slovakian entertainment on board

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided hike to Bratislava Castle

    Included Excursion
    Walking tour of Bratislava

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    Skoda tour of post-Communist Bratislava (extra expense)

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    Carpathian Wine Route (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Vienna
    Fri, May 03, 2024

    Sweeping boulevards and world-famous exhibition halls welcome you to Vienna, the birthplace of revolutionary breakthroughs in the fields of music and psychology. The city perfectly encapsulates the extravagance of the Habsburg Monarchy and their ornate Baroque palaces. s A walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre uncovers the classical architectural styles of the city, evidence of the melting pot of artistic influences that existed here at the turn of the 20th century.

    If you are feeling more active, choose to explore on two wheels, cycling along the river to Donauinsel, Danube Island.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour in Vienna

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Vienna

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    Exclusive Viennese evening concert (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Weissenkirchen – Melk
    Sat, May 04, 2024

    Effortlessly suspended in time, Weissenkirchen is one of the most frequented parts of the Wachau wine region, where the delightful warm weather creates the perfect setting for viticulture. Today, join your Activity Manager for a hike in town before you set sail to Melk.

    Later, sail through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley and arrive in Melk, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Melk Abbey. Originally a lavish castle gifted to Benedictine monks during the 11th century, this opulent Baroque building is home to some of the most important collections of medieval manuscripts.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour along the Danube River

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Hike in Weissenkirchen with activity manager

    Included Excursion
    Tour of Melk Abbey

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    Visit to Schallaburg Castle (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Linz – Ceský Krumlov
    Sun, May 05, 2024

    This morning, your Star-Ship will dock in Linz. Transfer by coach across the border into the Czech Republic to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre of Ceský Krumlov, a town built around a 13th-century castle. Join your local guide on a walk along the labyrinth of winding cobblestone streets, passing the colourful façades of buildings, as you learn how the architecture survived the test of time. The town surrounds the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ceský Krumlov Castle, and your guided tour will include the 15th-century St. Vitus Church and a number of delightful Gothic façades.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Guided tour of Ceský Krumlov

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    Walking tour of Linz with a Linzer Torte tasting (extra expense)

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    Excursion to Salzburg (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Passau
    Mon, May 06, 2024

    Narrow cobblestone streets and the aroma of freshly baked goods welcome you to Passau, a town nestled on the confluence of three of Europe’s main waterways. This historic trading centre borders Austria and boasts a distinctive blend of cultures.

    Experience a typical Bavarian farm for some interesting insights into the life of local farmers and livestock farming, then try their homemade specialities. Alternatively, you can set off on a hike, catching sights such as the Mariahilf and St. Severin, an ancient church dating back to the Ottonian dynasty.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Hike to Veste Oberhaus

    EmeraldPLUS
    Bavarian brunch

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    Bavaria Live (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Passau - Munich
    Tue, May 07, 2024

    After breakfast, it’s time to disembark the Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of Europe’s iconic skylines and charming small towns along the Danube River with you.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Munich after 01:00 PM.

    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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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
Accommodations
3
Itinerary
4
Professional Staff
4
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 2 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Great cruise. Congenial group. The weather cooperated. Food excellent. Service efficient and polite.

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