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Classic Prague & Danube Delights on Emerald Destiny

From Prague, Czech Republic to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 11 Days - Departs: Tue, Jul 23, 2024
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Departure
Jul 23, 2024
Arrival
Aug 02, 2024

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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).
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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.

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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)
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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.

Single Supplement: Available for new bookings only made between May 1 - June 30, 2024 on select 2024 Emerald Cruises Europe River cruises departing between May 1 - August 31, 2024. Not combinable with any other offer. Grand Balcony and Owners Suite are not eligible on Emerald River cruises. Full payment required at time of booking. SS offers not applicable on top cabin categories (Y, T, SA). All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change all fares and promotions at any time. Single supplements are capacity controlled. For complete terms and conditions visit scenicusa.com and emeraldcruises.com

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Available for new group agreements between June 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024. Book a new group and receive $400 per person in group savings on 2024 and 2025 river destinations on Scenic and Emerald Cruises. Douro River departures offer standard group savings of $200 per person Group savings are available for the life of the agreement based on availability and standard review dates. Combinable with current offers, Scenic Select, Emerald Exclusive, loyalty savings, and future travel credits. Group policies and benefits are subject to change at any time. Refer to Scenic and 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. Scenic and Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any fares and promotions at any time. Offers are applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America, Washington D.C, and Latin America. For complete terms and conditions visit scenicusa.com or www.emeraldcruises.com.

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We are honored to recognize the selfless service of those who have served our nation. As a token of our appreciation, enjoy this exclusive savings of $300 per suite to all US military personnel, veterans, and their families.
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US military personnel, veterans, and their families take an additional $300 off per cabin on Emerald Cruises River with proof of current or past military status. This offer is combinable with 2 for 1 savings, pay in full offers, key account exclusives, Flash sales, Scenic Select, and Emerald Cruises. Combinable with groups. Not combinable with any other offers. Taxes & port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States only. Offer ends December, 31, 2024. Offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Visit scenicusa.com for complete terms and conditions.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Prague
    Tue, Jul 23, 2024

    When you arrive in Prague, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel for a three-night stay.

  2. Day 2
    Prague
    Wed, Jul 24, 2024

    Today, join a walking tour of Prague to explore its vivid history through its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, with each style encapsulating a slice of the city’s past. After passing through three castle courtyards, you will visit St. Vitus Cathedral, then we walk down the Castle steps with a wonderful view over the city of Prague and  we continue to Charles Bridge which we cross to reach the Old Town of Prague. We finish the city sightseeing tour in front of the famous Astronomical Clock at Old Town Square.

    Included Excursion
    A guided tour of Prague

    EmeraldPLUS
    Coffee and cake at Lobkowicz Palace


    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Prague
    Thu, Jul 25, 2024

    Today is yours to spend exploring Prague at leisure, perhaps uncovering the secrets of Josefov, the Jewish Quarter and Malá Strana, one of the most historic regions in the city. Your tour director will be available to help you plan your day and to answer any questions that you may have.

    DiscoverMORE
    Tastes of Czechia (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Prague – Regensburg  
    Fri, Jul 26, 2024

    After breakfast, it is time to leave Prague’s idyllic centre and transfer to your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Regensburg, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to greet you. 


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Regensburg
    Sat, Jul 27, 2024

    Explore the medieval centre of Regensburg with a local guide, walking the cobblestone streets, passing the patrician houses of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, and stopping to sample traditional Bavarian sausage. Alternatively, join a bike tour to the Walhalla monument, which towers high above the slopes of the Danube. From here, you can enjoy a fascinating view of the river and the surrounding landscape.

    This evening, enjoy a welcome reception with dinner.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour to the Walhalla monument

    EmeraldPLUS
    Walking tour of Regensburg with Bavarian sausage tasting


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Passau - Engelhartszell
    Sun, Jul 28, 2024

    Today, we’ll cruise into the heart of Passau, where three of Europe’s main rivers converge in the shadows of the castle. Your guided tour of this illustrious city will unveil how it was rebuilt following fires in the 17th century. Italian architects left their mark with an array of Baroque architecture that still stands today, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternatively, if you’re feeling active, you can join a bike tour along the River Inn, one of the three rivers converging in Passau.

    Enjoy exploring the city before returning to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon of sailing along the Danube River.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour along the River Inn

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Passau

    DiscoverMORE
    Visit to Schütz Art Museum Engelhartszell (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Dürnstein - Krems
    Mon, Jul 29, 2024

    Today, we will sail through the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley In Dürnstein  you can choose to hike the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, offering delightful panoramic views of the surrounding medieval villages. If you are feeling more active, you can embark on a guided bike tour in Dürnstein, passing terraced vineyards, castles and ruins along the way, before meeting your Star-Ship where it is docked.

    This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Göttweig Abbey, a true treasure overlooking the Wachau from a hill covered by vineyards and forests. As part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscape since 2001, it is one of Austria's most important Benedictine abbeys and attracts visitors from all over the world. Built in 1083, it continues to serve as a spiritual centre in the heart of Lower Austria and is run by a community of about 45 monks. Visible even from great distance, the abbey provides epic panorama views when you visit.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour along the Danube River

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Göttweig Abbey


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Vienna
    Tue, Jul 30, 2024

    Sweeping boulevards and world-famous art exhibitions welcome you to Vienna, a city which perfectly encapsulates the opulence of the Habsburg Monarchy and their ornate Baroque palaces. For art-lovers, there’s no other place like the Austrian capital, not just because the city is packed with museums and artwork but also because of its variety. Your tour will include a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in the country and one of the most important museums worldwide.

    Alternatively, embark on a guided cycling tour from where your Star-Ship is docked to the idyllic Danube Island.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour in Vienna

    Included Excursion
    Vienna art tour with a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum

    DiscoverMORE
    Viennese evening concert (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Bratislava
    Wed, Jul 31, 2024

    A delightful scattering of Baroque palaces and Gothic architecture that tell tales of a communist past are yours to uncover as we sail towards Bratislava. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s enchanting history, taking in the neo-Renaissance glory of the Slovak National Theatre and the Episcopal Summer Palace.

    Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to Bratislava Castle and its idyllic Baroque gardens, offering the perfect backdrop to the Shakespeare festival that takes place during the summer months.

    This afternoon, enjoy coffee and cake in the home of a Slovakian family before being welcomed to your farewell dinner.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided hike to Bratislava Castle

    Included Excursion
    Walking tour of Bratislava

    DiscoverMORE
    Skoda tour of post-Communist Bratislava (extra expense)

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    Carpathian wine route (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Budapest
    Thu, Aug 01, 2024

    Welcome to Budapest, a city generously steeped in history and culture, where ancient architecture exists alongside contemporary buildings. Enjoy a guided city tour, covering some of the highlights of Budapest and learn more about its stunning landscape and architecture. The history of the Hungarian capital shows a unique blend of cultures, cuisine and vibrant lifestyle. There is so much to take in while you pass through the bustling city, which is an attractive destination for visitors from all over the world. Alternatively, enjoy a hike to Gellert Hill and gaze over the Danube.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Hike to Gellert Hill

    Included Excursion
    Guided coach tour of Budapest

    DiscoverMORE
    Jewish Heritage tour (extra expense)

    DiscoverMORE
    Excursion to Szentendre (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Budapest
    Fri, Aug 02, 2024

    After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark your Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking wonderful memories of the Viennese skyline and architectural masterpieces 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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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
4.5
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 11 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

We had a great cruise with no issues whatsoever.

We had an outstanding trip down the Danube on Emerald Waterways. The food was amazing, the service was absolutely top-notch, the places we stopped (Passau, Linz and Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest) were all wonderful in their own way. The options provided by Emerald (active vs. included, and the add-on activities) were just right. Our Cruise Director and the Activity Manager were very knowledgeable and attentive throughout our trip. As alway, Affordable Tours helped us book, and provided great follow-up care when we needed it. 

This trip was wonderful, with only 160 passengers we were treated royally. Everyone on board the ship worked with only one thing in mind to please the customers.

Derek was very thorough and easy to work with. Our trip was what we expected.

We were fortunate the trip went as planned. A lock was damaged and the ship we were scheduled for was unavailable. Emerald provided a different ship and we completed our full itinerary. Great job Emerald. The trip wonderful. Great staff, tours and food. Our Affordable agent Allyson fulfilled all our needs efficiently providing excellent customer care.

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