1st LGBT RIVER CRUISE – Special for Canadians July 29, 2017 | from $3,045.00 CAD per person

in Europe · about Adventure

1st LGBT RIVER CRUISE – Special for Canadians July 29, 2017 | from $3,045.00 CAD per person

in Europe · about Adventure


8 Day Danube Discovery

Join us on-board Emerald Waterways’ Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender river cruise, the LGBT Danube Explorer. An exciting way to experience the beauty of the Danube on a seven-night stay on-board an Emerald Star-Ship, complete with a heated indoor pool and evening cinema.
Departing on July 29th, 2017, all transfers and tips are included, as well as meals and a Free Premium Drinks Package worth up to $250.00*, entitling you to unlimited free drinks on-board throughout your trip.
Immerse yourself in your own personal exploration of eastern Europe as you visit destinations steeped in history and tradition while enjoying fantastic on-board entertainment and activities.
Available from $3,045 per person, this wonderfully unique adventure offers a diverse insight into many cultures as part of an inclusive community and is sure to be an experience you’ll remember for years to come.

8 DAY ITINERARY


Day 1 Budapest
Welcome to Budapest! You will be met and transferred from the airport to the dock. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Emerald Waterways river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest. This evening join your fellow travellers for a 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.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 Budapest
Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Royal Palace of Buda, hilltop castle complex and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. This afternoon you depart for Bratislava.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Bratislava
This morning we arrive at the city of Bratislava, capital of the Republic of Slovakia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. EmeraldPLUS: The highlight will be a home hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Vienna
Today we explore Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see Vienna’s world–famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Then you have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of Vienna.
Discover More*: You have the chance to attend an exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or Schönbrunn Palace tour - please note that guests on this tour will not be able to participate in the included walking tour of Vienna.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Please note: Discover More optional excursions are bookable on-board at an additional charge.

Day 5 Dürnstein
In the morning we arrive in Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. Thereafter you drive through the picturesque landscape of this district to the 900-year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture.
Emerald Active: Guided bike tour along the Danube River (active fitness level) or a guided hike to Durnstein Castle (active fitness level recommended – actual hike).
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Passau
Cruise along the Danube this morning, in the afternoon we reach Passau. Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in this beautiful city. On this afternoon’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes.
Discover More*: You have the chance to book a tour to Salzburg, home of The Sound of Music or a tour to Cesky Krumlov - please note that guests on these tours won't be able to participate in the included walking tour of Passau.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Regensburg > Kelheim
After breakfast we arrive in magnificent Regensburg. On our guided walking tour you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. You're Invited: Tonight, enjoy a Bavarian band on board.
Discover More*: You have the chance to book an excursion to a local brauhaus.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Nuremberg
After a delicious buffet breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead, it’s time to say your goodbyes to your fellow guests, crew and your Captain before you’re transferred to the airport and your journey home begins.
Meals included: Breakfast

Terms and Conditions
All our cruises are subject to availability. The prices shown are correct at time of going to print (October 2016) with all prices and upgrades per person based on double occupancy (excluding ES single Stateroom) and in Canadian dollars. Please call for single supplements. Supplements apply for upgraded accommodation. ^The FREE Premium Drinks Package does not include Champagne, wine by the bottle and cabin mini-bar and has a value up to $250 per person. The necessary deposit at the time of booking is $250 CAD per person with full payment required within 90 days of departure. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our 2017 European River Cruise brochure

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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