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Adventure offered by Emerald Cruises

Between 2 and 8 days
Available in Spanish
Welcome aboard your exciting Danube river cruise, starting in captivating Budapest, known as the "Pearl of the Danube". The cruise begins with a traditional Hungarian dinner and a folklore performance on board.

They will explore the medieval quarter of Budapest on a tour of the City Center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, they can opt for an exciting excursion to Buda Hill, discovering the rich history spanning from Roman beginnings to the post-war period.

The journey continues with a visit to Bratislava, the Slovak capital, where you can explore its old city center, full of Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings. Enjoy local Slovak entertainment on board for a unique experience. Vienna, the birthplace of revolutionary advancement in music and psychology, awaits with options ranging from bike tours of Danube Island to optional evening concerts.

Sailing towards Dürnstein-Melk, you will enjoy stunning views of the Wachau Valley, with stops at charming Dürnstein and the majestic Melk Abbey. The itinerary continues with visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ceský Krumlov and culminates in Passau, where narrow cobblestone streets and rich history await. The trip concludes in Regensburg, Germany, after eight days full of discovery, culture and beauty along the majestic Danube.
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  • Plan
    Day 1 | Budapest
    Welcome to the "Pearl of the Danube". You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you.

    Tonight, join your fellow guests for a traditional Hungarian dinner followed by a folkloric performance on board.

    Day 2 | Budapest
    Explore the cobbled medieval quarter of today's Budapest, as you embark on a bus tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed City Centre. Your guide will highlight a number of architectural wonders from across the ages, allowing you to follow a journey from Budapest's Roman beginnings to the addition of ornate Romanesque and Baroque architecture in the following centuries.

    If you are feeling more active, you can choose to hike Buda Hill. The surrounding area has been rebuilt several times, most recently after the air raids of World War II. Some 18th century baroque houses still stand, the best explored of the medieval roads and alleys in the area around Buda Castle.

    Day 3 | Bratislava
    Relax on board as we sail towards the capital of Slovakia this morning. This graceful nation of leafy avenues became a country
    independent in 1993, and since then, Bratislava has flourished as a new capital and made a name for itself as a cultural center where different styles of music are as easily celebrated as the region's medieval past.

    The romantic cobblestone path through the city is yours to explore with your local guide, while you enjoy a walking tour of the old city centre, including the Slovak National Theater and a variety of Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings.

    Alternatively, take a guided walk to Bratislava Castle, a legend-filled landmark that seems to have come from the pages of a children's fairy tale. This impressive building has been rebuilt several times over the past millennia, most recently in Renaissance style.

    Day 4 | Vienna
    Wide boulevards and world-famous art exhibitions welcome you to Vienna, the birthplace of revolutionary advancement in the fields of music and
    psychology. The city perfectly encapsulates the opulence of the Habsburgs.

    Monarchy and its ornate baroque palaces, some of which you can see during your guided bus tour along the Ringstrasse, followed by a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city center and its classically styled surroundings. architectural works, evidence of the melting pot of artistic influences that existed here at the beginning of the 20th century.

    If you are feeling more active, perhaps choose to explore on two wheels, cycling along the river to the Danube Island. On this day it is possible to book an additional "Flavors of Vienna" tour and an evening concert in Vienna.

    Day 5 | Dürnstein-Melk
    Effortlessly suspended in time, Dürnstein is one of the most frequented parts of the Wachau wine region, where the delightfully warm climate creates the perfect setting for viticulture. Today, you can choose to walk through the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where a charming panoramic view of the surrounding medieval villages, rows of beautifully groomed vines, vineyards and a wooded backdrop will certainly delight.

    Later, cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley, passing medieval villages, terraced vineyards and areas of natural beauty. When you arrive in Melk, enjoy a guided tour of Melk Abbey, originally a luxurious castle that was gifted to monks
    Benedictines during the 11th century. This opulent baroque building houses some of the most important collections of medieval manuscripts in the world.

    For those who are interested, there is an optional tour at an additional cost: Visit to Schallaburg Castle and Walk through the vineyards and tasting in Weissenkirchen.

    Day 6 | Linz - CeskýKrumlov
    This morning, your Star-Ship will dock in Linz and you will be transferred by bus to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ceský Krumlov, a town built around a 13th-century castle. Join your local guide as you make your way through a maze of winding cobblestone streets, passing the colorful facades of buildings highlighting different time periods as you learn how they have survived the test of time thanks to the
    peaceful past of the region. The town surrounds the national heritage site that is Ceský Krumlov Castle, and your guided tour will include the 15th century St. Vitus Church and several delightful Gothic facades.

    Day 7 | Passau
    Narrow cobblestone streets and the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread welcome you to Passau, a city nestled at the confluence of three of Europe's major waterways. This important historic trading center borders Austria, and a distinctive mix of cultures can be found here.

    Your local guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the city, touching its distinctive historic buildings, including the baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral with its
    ornate columns and frames and the Altes Rathaus, or Town Hall, a collection of 8 historic patrician houses that were built between the 14th and 15th centuries.

    Day 8 | Ressengburg, Germany
    After breakfast, it's time to disembark the Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking with you memories of ancient libraries and Europe's iconic skylines.

    This itinerary is only a guide and may be modified for operational, climatic and force majeure reasons such as; high or low water levels. As such,
    The cruise may change some of the points indicated above.
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Other information
Prices according to cabin chosen, per person in double cabin:
- Twin windows (TW): €2,665 pax
- Panorama Balcony (PB): €3,385 pax
- Grand Balcony (GB): €3,915 pax
- Owner Suite (OS): €4,650 pax

In the photos of the trip you will be able to see a representative photograph of each cabin.

All prices must include port taxes (fees) of €350 per person.

The price includes:
- Transfers airport - ship - airport (on boarding and disembarkation days).
- Gourmet a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Wines and beer during meals.
- Tea time.
- Unlimited open bar.
- Excursions in each port with a guide in Spanish.
- Unlimited Wifi.
- Electric bikes to ride on land.
- Tips included.

Optional for €790 more per person in a double room.
- All transfers + 1 hotel night in Budapets + 2 hotel nights in Prague with City Tour.
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Embark on Emirald Cruises' fleet of premium and luxury yachts and river cruises. Enjoy the best destinations in the world aboard boats where enjoyment comes first. Experts in small cruises with an attentive and high level of service.
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Boat details

Europe Star-Ships cruise ships are the perfect size for cruising the continent's winding waterways, with room for no more than 180 guests on board. They have three levels up to the heated pool that transforms perfectly into a cinema

Star-Ships are more than just a river ship. Most of the ship's staterooms are located in the center of the ship, while peripheral areas are used for public gathering areas. Emerald Cruises has made good use of the ship's exterior areas on each deck; So regardless of where your cabin is located, you'll have one or more of these public areas nearby.
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  • Model: Custom - Emerald Star
  • Capacity: 91 spots
  • Length: 100.00 m
  • Cabins: 20
  • Year: 2018
  • Bathrooms: 20
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass
  • Autopilot
  • Generator
  • Shower
  • Bimini
  • HI-FI equipment
  • Wifi
  • TV

Additional Information

  • Insurance
  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
  • Airport transfer
  • Gas
  • Travel to the boat
  • Moorings
  • Snacks
  • Towels
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5 · 2 reviews

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    Sheila S
    August of 2023
    We did the Jewels of the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. The staff are top notch and everyone is there to make sure you have a great time. The food and wine was too good and I will need to do some work when I get home. Special thanks to Carla the cruise director and Jensen our cabin man. You can be as busy or as relaxed as you want. The tours were good and we saw a lot in a short time. You sail through castles, vinards and beautiful villages. The towns we visited were like fairytales Sometime I felt a little rushed But that's how group tours are I recommend taking the electric bikes out during free time. I also enjoyed the pool and the exercise room. Other guests were friendly and I enjoyed meeting people. The demographic was mostly over 60 with a few 40 to 55 ish. I took hundreds of pictures but none of the ship. We had a panoramic room. Very nice and comfortable.
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    Karen C
    February of 2020
    Absolutely the best holiday ever. We totally enjoyed everything on this river cruise - our room, the food and wine, the tours, our free time, the staff are amazing. Sitting with different people every night for dinner was interesting and fun. Seriously there was nothing we did not love on this 15 day river cruise. If you are thinking about going - do it! You do need to be fairly active and you can do as much or as little of the organized tours as you want to. It was fabulous pulling into a new town or city everyday.
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  • Is the price indicated per cabin or per person?
    • The price indicated is per person. The minimum reservation is a cabin (2 places).
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  • What is the profile of people who go on the cruise? Are families with children going?
    • It is a cruise for all ages. However, generally the majority audience is over 40 years old. Families with children are not common.
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      By Emerald Cruises, 1 month ago

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