Emerald Waterways’ (www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk) new 2020 European River Cruises programme lists Paris and Madrid as part of their expanded city-stay programme.
Guests can now add up to three days pre- or post-cruise to extend their time in these cities which join the popular line-up of cruise and stay trips offered throughout Europe.
To launch the programme, the company are selling the 2020 cruises at 2019 prices with holidays starting from £1,395 per person for an eight-day cruise including flights (based on 1 November 2020 Danube Delights departure).
Highlights of the new 2020 programme include:
Tulips and the Rhine river cruise: The eight-day itinerary calls at Basel (Switzerland), Breisach (Germany), Kehl (Germany), Strasbourg (France), Manheim (Germany), Heidelberg (Germany), Koblenz (Germany) and Cologne (Germany), before arriving in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) where guests disembark for the flight home. Guests can visit Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam as part of the EmeraldPLUS programme (Emerald Waterways collection of extra-special excursions and experiences). Other highlights include a visit to the medieval town of Heidelberg, a tour of Cologne and its world–heritage listed Gothic cathedral and an EmeraldACTIVE hike through the Black Forest with a Black Forest Gateau presentation in Breisach.
New city stay extensions: Guests can add a three-night stay in Paris on the Sensations of Lyon and Provence or Splendours of Europe itineraries or add a two-night stay in Madrid on the Secrets of Douro itinerary. The 15-day itinerary calls at Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Cologne, Rüdesheim, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Kelheim, Regensburg, Passau (all Germany), Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna (all Austria) and Bratislava (Slovakia), before arriving in Budapest (Hungary) where guests disembark for the flight home. Guests can enjoy a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, see Vienna’s world-famous Opera House and City Hall whilst on a guided drive through the city and enjoy Hungarian folk dancing and a music performance on board in Budapest.
Emerald Waterways’ 2020 European River Cruises programme also includes visits to Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, France, Portugal and Spain.
Prices include return flights, transfers, nights onboard as stated, all tipping and gratuities, food and selected *drinks onboard, shore excursions and exclusive onboard events and experiences. Regional departures are also available.