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Danube Delights on Emerald Luna

From Munich, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Thu, Apr 17, 2025
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Departure
Apr 17, 2025
Arrival
Apr 24, 2025

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2-For-1 Fares + Free Air + More on Europe River Cruises

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2-For-1 Fares + Free Air + More on Europe River Cruises

2-For-1 Fares + Free Air + More on Europe River Cruises

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Receive 2-for-1 fares on all 2024 & 2025 Europe River Cruises. As an extra perk, Emerald will include a free Flexible Booking Plan for all new 2025 river cruise bookings, giving you additional peace of mind. This is combinable with pay in full Airfare Offer and Emerald Exclusive savings. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. Not all sailings apply, contact your travel consultant for applicable departures.
Must Book By Mon, Sep 30, 2024
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Available for new bookings only made between July 8 – September 30, 2024, on 2024 & 2025 Emerald Cruises Europe River cruise.

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 $1,000 per suite ($500pp) are available on select departures. Savings vary by departure. Combinable with 2 for 1 Fares and pay in full offers and are capacity controlled.

Pay in Full: Free air offers available when you pay in full based on suite category. Free premium economy air is available on S, RA and SA suite categories with a Max Value of $2,500pp. For Southeast Asia, Free Premium Economy is available for the S and SA categories with a max value of $4,000pp. Free economy air is available on other cabin categories with a max value of $1,500pp. Air offers available when you pay in full 10 months prior to departure. If sailing is within 10 months, you can pay in full within 30 days to receive these offers, or 90 days prior to departure - whichever is soonest. All flights will be booked on Emerald Cruises choice of airline and routing and are subject to availability. Savings options are available in lieu of airfare with same payment terms. For S, RA and SA suites receive $1,500pp savings when you pay in full within 30 days of booking or 90 days prior to departure; whichever is soonest. Other cabin categories receive $1,000pp savings ($2,000 per suite).

Single Supplement: Free single supplement is available on select departures. Full payment required. Single supplement is applied to the 2 for 1 Fares; 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. Single supplement offers not applicable on S, RA or SA categories. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.

Complimentary Flexible Booking Plan: We understand you may need to adjust your plans, so we’re offering the flexibility to change your travel arrangements or re-book for a more suitable time if needed. Our Flexible Booking Plan allows you to defer your booking to an alternative date, or cancel your journey, until 90 days prior to departure, less third-party fees. We will provide you with a Future Travel Credit to use on an alternate tour/cruise, which is valid for 24 months. Offer is valued at $125pp. No substitutions; no cash value. Applies to 2025 departures only.

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.

$300 Military Savings

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$300 Military Savings

$300 Military Savings

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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.
Must Book By Tue, Dec 31, 2024
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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
    Munich - Regensburg Embarkation
    Thu, Apr 17, 2025

    You’ll be met at the airport by an Emerald Cruises representative and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to greet you. This evening, enjoy a traditional Bavarian band performance on board. 

    EmeraldPLUS
    Traditional Bavarian band on board

    Please book your flight to arrive into Munich prior to 02:00 PM.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Regensburg 
    Fri, Apr 18, 2025

    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 by to sample the traditional Bavarian sausage just as the locals enjoy in this region. 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.  

    EmeraldPLUS
    Walking tour of Regensburg with Bavarian sausage tasting

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour to the Walhalla monument


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Passau - Engelhartszell
    Sat, Apr 19, 2025

    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. 

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Passau

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour along the River Inn

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    Excursion to the Bavarian Forest (extra expense)

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    Visit to Schütz Art Museum Engelhartszell (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Dürnstein - Krems
    Sun, Apr 20, 2025

    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. 

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Göttweig Abbey

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour along the Danube River 

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Vienna
    Mon, Apr 21, 2025

    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. 

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

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour in Vienna

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    Viennese evening concert (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Bratislava 
    Tue, Apr 22, 2025

    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 one of the cruise highlights:coffee and cake in the home of a Slovakian family before being welcomed to your farewell dinner. 

    Included Excursion
    Walking tour of Bratislava

    EmeraldPLUS
    Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided hike to Bratislava Castle

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    Carpathian wine route (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Budapest
    Wed, Apr 23, 2025

    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. 

    Included Excursion
    Guided coach tour of Budapest

    EmeraldPLUS
    Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Hike to Gellert Hill

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    Jewish Heritage tour (extra expense)

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    Excursion to Szentendre (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Budapest 
    Thu, Apr 24, 2025

    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

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

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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