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Danube Explorer & Highlights of Budapest on Emerald Luna

From Munich, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 10 Days - Departs: Tue, Apr 01, 2025
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Departure
Apr 01, 2025
Arrival
Apr 10, 2025

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Available for new bookings only made between July 22 - August 4 2024 on select 2024 & 2025 Emerald Cruises Europe River cruise and 2024, 2025 South East Asia departures.
Summer Black Friday Savings: Bonus savings of up to $1,250 per suite ($625pp) are available on select departures. Savings vary by departure. Combinable with 2-for-1 Fares and Pay in full offers; not combinable with Emerald Exclusive. Deposit required at time of booking.
All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice.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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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.
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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.

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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 – Passau 
    Tue, Apr 01, 2025

    Welcome to Munich, where you will be greeted by one of our Emerald Cruises representatives and transferred to your contemporary Star-Ship in Passau. A warm welcome awaits you from the captain and crew, and this evening, you’ll join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

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


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Passau
    Wed, Apr 02, 2025

    Today, you’ll sample homemade specialities and explore the customs and traditions of Bavarian agriculture during a visit to a local farm. Alternatively, you can set off on a hike, soaking up views such as the hilltop church of Mariahilf and the ancient St. Severin, dating back to the Ottonian dynasty. 

    EmeraldPLUS
    Bavarian Countryside Experience

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Hike to Veste Oberhaus

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    Bavaria Live (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Linz – Ceský Krumlov
    Thu, Apr 03, 2025

    Crossing the border into the Czech Republic, 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 Gothic façades, each taking you back to the Middle Ages.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Guided tour of Ceský Krumlov

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Melk – Weissenkirchen
    Fri, Apr 04, 2025

    Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Danube River en-route to Melk. Here, you’ll explore the golden halls of Melk Abbey on today’s included tour. 

    Afterwards, you’ll have the choice to sail through the idyllic Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, or if you’re feeling active cycle from Melk along the Danube River, traversing a route that offers a different perspective on the region’s viticulture.

    Included Excursion
    Tour of Melk Abbey

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour along the Danube

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    Vineyard hike & wine tasting in Weissenkirchen (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Vienna
    Sat, Apr 05, 2025

    Discover the classical charms of Vienna as we take you through the city. Uncover the cafés, artisan studios and baroque majesty of Vienna's imperial grandeur. A drive around the Ringstraße will introduce you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre. Alternatively, enjoy a bike tour along the serene trails on Donauinsel, the Danube Island.     

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Vienna

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour in Vienna

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    Exclusive Viennese evening concert (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Vienna - Bratislava
    Sun, Apr 06, 2025

    Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Vienna before sailing on to Bratislava, marvelling at the ever-changing scenery of the Danube.  Explore the city’s historic architecture on an included guided tour, where everything is within walking distance, including the ornate exterior of the Slovak National Theatre. This afternoon, enjoy a guided hike to the fairy tale-like Bratislava Castle. 

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Bratislava

    EmeraldPLUS
    Local Slovakian entertainment on board

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided hike to Bratislava Castle

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    Carpathian Wine Route (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Budapest
    Mon, Apr 07, 2025

    This morning, relax on board your Star-Ship while we sail from Slovakia to Hungary. In Budapest, an exciting program awaits you. As you sail into this magnificent city, it becomes immediately apparent why the Hungarian capital is known as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’. In the afternoon, 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 while touring the neo-Gothic Grand Market, Budapest's largest and most expansive indoor market, where you'll have time to explore independently. 

    Included Excursion
    Budapest tour with Grand Market visit

    EmeraldPLUS
    Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Budapest
    Tue, Apr 08, 2025

    Venture into the city independently to explore Budapest's hidden treasures. 
    If you're feeling more active, you can instead choose to hike to 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 of the area around Buda Castle. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Hike to Gellert Hill

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    Tour to Szentendre (extra expense)

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    Jewish heritage tour (extra expense)

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    Budapest by Night (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Budapest
    Wed, Apr 09, 2025

    On your last full day in Budapest, we invite you to a special dinner and a traditional folklore show for a truly immersive local experience. This is a great chance to bid farewell to your fellow travellers before going home. 

    EmeraldPLUS
    Dinner & Folklore Show in Budapest

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    Hungarian Bath Experience (extra expense)

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    Retro tour of post-Communist Budapest (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Budapest 
    Thu, Apr 10, 2025

    After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests. Disembark your Star-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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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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