Prague, Budapest & 4-Star Cruising along the Danube

12 days from £2129pp.


Bratislava

Visit: Bratislava, Slovakia

Prague

Visit: Prague, Czech Republic

Vienna

Visit: Vienna, Austria

Budapest

Visit: Budapest, Hungary

With luxury at your fingertips on board the Emerald Sun cruise ship, you will experience many spectacular innovations, whilst you cruise the romantic ‘blue’ Danube.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then travel from the U.K. port to Belgium on your Silver Service coach for an overnight stay.

    Continue through Germany and into the Czech Republic to Prague for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Affectionately known as the ‘Golden Town’, our optional, guided walking tour introduces the architecture of Prague Old Town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We travel into Hungary to Budapest and our cruise ship, the 4-star Emerald Star, for our seven-night cruise. This evening join our night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, whilst enjoying a traditional Hungarian welcome dinner complete with folk dancing and music.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We take a guided tour of Budapest, which takes in the Fisherman’s Bastion situated on Castle Hill and the iconic Chain Bridge that links the two parts of the city: Buda and Pest. This afternoon, we depart for Bratislava.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This morning finds us in Slovakia and the capital, Bratislava. Join our included sightseeing tour of the Old Town, home to a plethora of historical buildings, including the Gothic cathedral of St. Martin.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Our cruise ship arrives in Vienna this morning, Austria’s vibrant capital city known as ‘The City of Music’ because of its musical legacy. Today, we take you on an icon-filled included coach tour along the Ringstrasse, where you’ll see Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Town Hall, St Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Imperial Palace, before hopping off to explore on foot.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Your tour of Austria’s wine growing region begins in Dürnstein through the great Wachau Valley, home to the 12th century castle, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. We continue our cruise to Melk, a pretty town situated on the south bank of the Danube River, famous for its 900-year old Benedictine abbey.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Our cruise arrives in Passau, situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz. On this morning’s included walking tour, you will stroll through the cobblestone streets and narrow alleys.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We reach Regensburg this morning, one of Germany’s best-preserved Medieval cities. On our included, guided walking tour, you will have the chance to admire many of the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall. We continue our cruise to Kelheim.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Disembark in Nuremberg. We rejoin our coach and head to Heidelberg for a brief visit. Heidelberg enjoys a beautiful location on the banks of the River Neckar. We stay overnight in Belgium.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 7 nights’ cruising with full board
    • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 2 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions

    • Prague
    • Budapest
    • Bratislava
    • Vienna
    • Dürnstein
    • Melk
    • Passau
    • Regensburg
    • Sightseeing Tours in Bratislava, Passau & Regensburg

    Optional Excursions

    • Prague Sightseeing Tour

    Notes

    Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin
    Stateroom D £150
    Balcony Suite C £300
    Balcony Suite B £400 
    Balcony Suite A £450

    No single rooms/cabins available.

    *Please note excursions during the cruise will be operated by a first-class local and not Silver Service.


    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will spend seven nights cruising on the 4-star Emerald Sun. Cabins feature a picture window, en suite bathroom, queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, safe, climate control, mini fridge and wi-fi. 

    Your overnight stays in Belgium and Prague will be in city-style hotels.

    Your Cruise Ship 

    The Emerald Sun is a stylish and spacious ship, designed to ensure the most comfortable cruise. From the innovative on-board pool that transforms into a cinema on selected evenings, to the open air terrace, you can’t fail to be impressed with the ship’s facilities.

    Cabins: Cabins feature a picture window, ensuite bathroom, queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, flat screen T.V., telephone, hairdryer, safe, climate control, mini fridge and wi-fi. Upgrade to the Panorama Balcony Suite and you can also enjoy an indoor balcony with openair system. 

    Lounge/Bar: The Horizon Bar and Lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows, designed to create an airy atmosphere. If you walk through the lounge to the ship’s bow, you’ll find the terrace looking out onto the river – the perfect place to relax. 

    Sun Deck: Lined with the most comfortable lounge chairs, the Sun Deck offers amazing 360º views of the stunning scenery. 

    Restaurants: The ship’s experienced chefs take great pride in preparing dishes of the highest quality, and in ensuring their menus showcase the fantastic cuisine Europe has to offer. The ship’s main restaurant, Reflections, offers an informal setting for you to enjoy the delightful cuisine. Every day, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast, a full hot and cold buffet lunch or à la carte menu, and a four-course evening meal. For al fresco dining, head to the terrace, where you can enjoy a light breakfast and café-style lunch, and on selected days, head to the sun deck for a tasty barbecue! All meals are included on board, plus drinks with lunch and dinner, and free tea and coffee throughout the day.


    Emerald Star pool

    Emerald Sun

    Emerald Sun


    The tasteful, modern décor of the Emerald Sun provides a wonderful setting for your cruise, with air conditioning throughout the three decks. From the crisp, clean linens in every one of the 92 cabins, to the stylishly-finished à la carte restaurants, this ship has more in common with upmarket boutique hotels than traditional water-faring vessels. With indoor heated pool, evening cinema, putting green, hairdresser, sun deck and fully equipped fitness centre, you are sure to find plenty to do.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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