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EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES 2020

Save up to £1,000 per couple and enjoy €250 per cabin to spend on board


The perfect way to unwind “From the time we stepped on board, until the time we departed, the service was excellent. Our check-in was informative and thorough, housekeeping was top notch. Information about each trip was detailed and easy to understand, and there was always someone around to answer any queries.� Jocelyn Webby


River cruising with Emerald Waterways Introducing the highlights of an ocean cruise to the intimacy of Europe’s rivers, Emerald Waterways combine luxury, innovation and a collection of awe-inspiring experiences to provide a truly deluxe river cruising experience. We believe the journey is just as important as the destination, that’s why we’ve designed our intimate Star-Ships to dock centrally in the heart of the communities we visit. The perfect balance of time on board and onshore complements your journey seamlessly. Spend your days walking the cobbled streets of the Netherlands, the myriad medieval fortresses of Germany or the sun-soaked vineyards of Portugal and France, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the elegant surrounds of your floating boutique hotel. We continue to support our promise of exceptional EmeraldVALUE with wonderful included daily excursions, dining experiences and drinks served with lunch and dinner, as well as including all flights, transfers and staff tips. Let us inspire you, as we prove why we’re award winners at what we do.


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Emerald Waterways Best Value For Money

Best River Line for Value

Voted Best Value For Money ear runnin “You get a lot for your money on an Emerald Waterways river cruise. Prices include a shore excursion in every port (including guided biking and hiking tours); wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner; in-cabin bottled water restocked daily; 24/7 Wi-Fi; airport transfers to and from your ship; and all gratuities -- and all at prices that won’t cause shock.” Cruise Critic Editors

Contents Sail the iconic rivers of Europe in style

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE

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EmeraldDISCOVERY

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EmeraldPLUS included experiences

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EmeraldACTIVE included activities

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Our award-winning Star-Ships

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Europe’s most stylish fleet

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Chic & modern sanctuaries

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Innovation meets relaxation

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The flavours of Europe

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Exceptional on-board service

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Travel with friends

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Arrive in comfort

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Extend your stay

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EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty scheme

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Danube River

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15-Day Splendours of Europe (EWCR)

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8-Day Danube Delights (EWMB)

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11-Day Classic Prague & Danube Delights (EWBP)

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8-Day Danube Explorer (EWPA)

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9-Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe (EWBB)

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8-Day The Majestic Rhine (EWFB)

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8-Day Legendary Rhine & Moselle (EWNM)

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8-Day Tulips & the Rhine (EWAC) 8-Day Holland & Belgium in Bloom (EWTU)

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Best River Cruise Line for First Timers

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River cruise guarantee & helpful information

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Star-Ship cabin plans

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Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle deck plans

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Rhône & Saône deck plans

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Booking conditions

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Sail the iconic rivers of Europe in style The rivers of Europe have long been the lifeblood of the communities that call the riverbanks home. As they weave their way through the continent, they connect cities and landscapes with an allure simply unachievable by other modes of travel. Our collection of itineraries along the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Rhône, Saône and Douro, offer an insight into the history, culture and tradition of each magnificent waterway, during thoughtfully crafted adventures designed by our expert journey planners. What were once integral trade routes are now gateways to cultural enlightenment, to be navigated in style on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.

Rhône River Beginning its journey in the Swiss Alps, the Rhône flows through the heart of France’s gastronomic centre towards the Mediterranean Sea. ■ M ore than 6,000 wine-growing properties in the Rhône Valley produce, distribute and export world-class wines worldwide. ■ T he capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon excels at every level. A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, excellent cuisine, fine wine and iconic architecture adorn the water’s banks, as it curves elegantly through the centre.

Saône River The river is an eastern tributary of the Rhône. It flows through Burgundy before meeting the Rhône at Lyon. ■ Y ou’ll notice historically important churches and famed vineyards which have prospered from the water’s close proximity. ■ A long its banks, Chalon-sur-Saône’s architectural heritage is dominated by the cathedral and its old timber-framed houses, while being excellently located near the Burgundy wine-making region.

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Douro River Flanked by vineyards, traditional wineries and the burnt orange roofs of charming villages, Portugal’s Douro winds through a rustic region of simple pleasures. ■ In 1756, the Douro Valley became the first defined wine-producing region in the world. ■ The town of Régua played a huge role in the production and sale of Port wine, so it would only be right to visit a traditional ‘quinta’ to see where it all begins.

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Rhine River Flowing from the Alps to the North Sea, the Rhine River has long been a major trade route and is considered pivotal in the industrialisation of Europe. ■ T he source of the Rhine is in Switzerland’s Lake Toma, situated 2,340 metres above sea level. ■ T he UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge is a 65-kilometre river valley stretching between Koblenz and Bingen in Germany. Exemplifying Mother Nature’s spectacular feats, vineyards and fairytale castles dot the green landscape.

Moselle River As it flows through France and Germany, castles tower over wine villages, where some of the best Rieslings grow. ■ It is believed that the Romans planted the first vineyards along the river. ■ Along the Moselle Valley, you’ll spot terraced vineyards as they rise up from the water’s edge, producing some of the best Rieslings. Fairytale castles and picturesque villages make the region a must-see.

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Rhine River Antwerp

Moselle River

Cologne Rhine Gorge Koblenz Rüdesheim

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Würzburg Nuremberg Black Forest

The 237-mile long river reveals much about the history of the continent. ■ The river is part of Corridor VII, the inland waterway link between the North Sea and the Black Sea. ■ At the centre of the Franconian wine country, the Bavarian city of Würzburg projects its lavish personality through its spectacular architecture, love of art and a lively nightlife.

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Danube River CROATIA Osijek

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Europe’s second-longest river flows through 10 countries, more than any other in the world, including four capital cities, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Belgrade. ■ The Danube’s enormous volume of water makes it one of Central Europe’s most vital sources for fresh drinking water. ■ S urrounded by the Little Carpathian mountains, the Slovakian capital of Bratislava stretches along both banks of the river and is often referred to as the ‘Beauty on the Danube’. To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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e ional EmeraldVALUE Our inclusive promise ensures complete peace-of-mind. Unlike many other river cruise lines, all i s rans ers an i s are included in the price you pay, as ell as a sele ion o inin options, complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner, and insi ul e ursions This and more is part of our romise or e ional EmeraldVALUE, all you have o ink a ou is en oyin your holiday.

Included shore excursions almost every day

We’ll transport you to the heart of local life, looking into what makes people tick. You’ll enjoy wonderful excursions and regionally inspired meals, to be enjoyed with complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks, without having to pay a penny extra. And, we’ve included all the delightful finishing touches you’d expect from a world-class hotel, from luxurious toiletries, a flatscreen TV and infotainment system and Wi-Fi in your suite, to spectacular innovations like our transformational pool and cinema area, state-of-the-art coffee machines, as well as service from our English-speaking crew. 8


So much is included... ■

Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports. Call us to check if we can offer your local airport on your chosen cruise. No-fly options are also available via Eurostar.

Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

Stylish accommodation on board our innovative Star-Ships.

Spectacular innovations like an indoor pool which transforms into a cinema at night†.

All on-board meals including a collection of highlight dinners at Reflections Restaurant, or enjoy breakfast and a light lunch at The Terrace.

Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner.

From luscious lattes to creamy cappuccinos, our state-of-the-art coffee machines are yours to enjoy throughout your cruise.

Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin.

Enjoy an included EmeraldEXCURSION almost every day of your cruise.

Visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

Extra-special excursions and experiences courtesy of our EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE programmes.

First-class service from an English-speaking crew.

Knowledgeable local guides at every destination.

Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi.

Complimentary on-board bicycles†.

Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points for every Emerald Waterways river cruise, entitling you to exclusive benefits.

Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover (see page 101 for details.)

All airport taxes and port charges.

ABTA & ATOL protected.

PLUS all tips are taken care of, saving you up to £440 per couple on a 15-day cruise. †Emerald Radiance on the Douro does not have bicycles or an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

For more details on our Exceptional EmeraldVALUE visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/value 9


EmeraldDISCOVERY An Emerald Waterways river cruise provides the perfect platform for ne e erien es very or o call introduces a wealth of culture, an an e ursion almos every ay rin s e mos as ina in destinations to life. lore u o ve oun ries an enjoy visits to UNESCO World eri a e-lis e si es ake ar in special EmeraldPLUS e erien es and a selection of EmeraldACTIVE i li s all a no e ra os Melk Abbey

EmeraldPLUS We’ll take you to the heart of local culture, encouraging you to understand authentic customs and traditions during exclusive social events with residents and tours of significant landmarks, as well as on-board performances and workshops.

Designed for guests who are seeking more active experiences and excursions, our Star-Ships carry a number of bicycles† for you to take out, free of charge, while every suite or stateroom is equipped with trekking poles to aid you during hikes.

Join a local Slovakian family for coffee and cake in their home, witness acres of tulips on a visit to Keukenhof Gardens while in Amsterdam or enjoy dinner at a Portuguese wine estate in Régua. On board in France, Top Chef finalist Fabien Morreale will prepare a Provençal meal, and a clog painting workshop in the Netherlands introduces you to the traditional Dutch trade.

An exciting way to experience a location from another perspective, join a group for a Vienna bike tour, embark on a guided hike through the vineyards of Tournon in France or enjoy a canoeing excursion in Portugal. And, on board some of our Star-Ships, find your centre at a yoga lesson.

DON’T FORGET – look out for our EmeraldPLUS icon in each itinerary. For more information on our EmeraldPLUS e ursions see a es Visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/plus

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EmeraldACTIVE

†Bicycles are subject to availability, rented on a first come, first served basis and are not available on Emerald Radiance.

DON’T FORGET – look out for our EmeraldACTIVE icon in each itinerary. For more information on our EmeraldACTIVE e erien es see a es Visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/active

For more details of our included excursions & activities visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk


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EmeraldEXCURSIONS Every one of our incredible itineraries features an array of excursions, handpicked by our journey planners to offer insightful and diverse experiences at every point along the way. At no extra cost, they are something you can expect almost every day. You’ll never have to worry about missing any of your guide’s insightful commentary with the assistance of your Quietvox audio system. Your headset will clearly pick up their voice, so you can learn about Vienna as you wander the streets, or hear tales of Melk Abbey as you peruse its halls. DON’T FORGET – look out for our EmeraldEXCURSIONS icon in each itinerary. For more information on our Emerald , visi emeral a er ays o uk e

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DiscoverMORE We offer a selection of special DiscoverMORE excursions designed to enable you to see and do even more. These immersive experiences present opportunities to acquaint yourself with an area’s natural beauty, history and culture. Available at an additional cost, these include an exclusive invitation to a Viennese classical concert, a Bavarian beer evening in Passau and a guided tour to Avignon’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard. We’d advise you to secure your place before your river cruise, to ensure you don’t miss out on these wonderful experiences. DON’T FORGET – look out for our DiscoverMORE icon in each itinerary. For more information on our DiscoverMORE activities, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/more

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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For more details on our EmeraldPLUS programme visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/plus


Slovakian home visit

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Those sailing on selected Danube itineraries, will have the opportunity to visit the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, where you’ll be welcomed into the home of a local family to hear about their daily life over coffee and cake. A truly insightful activity, allowing you the opportunity to learn about their culture first-hand. On selected itineraries visiting Amsterdam, you’ll take in Keukenhof Gardens, known as the Garden of Europe. Home to 32 hectares of flowers, and 800 varieties of tulips, this beautiful display is a wonderful insight into authentic Holland in celebration of one of their national symbols.

It’s not just our onshore EmeraldPLUS experiences that stand out in our itineraries, we’re delighted to welcome Fabien Morreale, finalist in the French culinary competition, Top Chef, on board in Avignon, while sailing the Rhône. He will be joining us for a Provençal evening for which he has created an authentic menu, highlighting the beautiful tastes of the region. And, in Budapest you'll enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board, before taking to the Danube for a spectacular evening cruise before. A lively and exciting evening that brings age-old traditions to life.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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Take a guided active walk

EmeraldACTIVE ollin vineyar s o le backstreets and riverside boulevards are the perfect se in or a ive e ursions o e en oye as ar o a rou or independently. A selection of on-board activities kee you movin urin ose days on the water, in between ui e ike ri es i ures ue ikes an even anoein e erien es as you ain a i eren ers e ive on e eau y alon the river.

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We’ve introduced an on-board Activity Manager to all our Star-Ships sailing in Europe. They will organise a range of classes, from yoga and Pilates to stretching and aqua aerobics in our heated pool*. Take part in Nintendo Wii™ and cards tournaments and, in some locations, additional walks, bike rides and karaoke‡. *Aqua aerobics not available on the Douro. ‡Activities vary depending on Star-Ship.

Explore cities and villages

Adventures onshore The majority of our Star-Ships carry a number of bikes† which you can take out on guided rides. Group hikes to elevated fortresses like Bratislava and Buda Castle will excite the adventurous and promise exquisite photo opportunities, as will a nature walk through the woods of the Black Forest and a canoeing experience on the Douro. †Emerald Radiance does not have bicycles.

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Our award-winning Star-Ships

ool venin Cinema Located on the Horizon Deck at the back of the majority of our Star-Ships†, you can enjoy a leisurely swim as a cooling river breeze from the retractable roof and floor-to-ceiling views provide the perfect setting. On selected evenings, this lovely space is transformed into an evening cinema and, of course, complimentary popcorn will be yours to graze on.

†Emerald Radiance on the Douro does not have an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

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Wellness Area We want you to return home from your river cruise, not only full of tales to tell, but feeling relaxed and rested. With that in mind, our Wellness Area features a well-equipped gym, for those who want to maintain their fitness regime, and a range of spa treatments for that much-needed ‘me’ time. Spoil yourself with a massage, facial, new hairstyle or beard trim.

Emerald Suites a erooms Every one of our suite and stateroom categories are of a standard that you would expect from a world-class hotel. All suites feature their own private balcony, complete with an all-weather system, enabling you to admire the views in complete comfort, while our staterooms boast picture windows, inviting in the natural light. They all boast a wealth of sumptuous amenities, from luxurious toiletries and a revitalising shower, to a queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, flat screen HDTV and infotainment system and free Wi-Fi.

For more details on our Star-Ships visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/star-ships


e e ions Restaurant On the Vista Deck, you’ll find the Reflections Restaurant, the centre point of our on-board dining experience. Accommodating tables of two to ten, floor-to-ceiling windows present excellent views of the river, while the menu celebrates seasonal and regional flavours. Start your days with a wonderful selection of breakfast options, refuel for the afternoon with a delicious lunch and look forward to an evening of fine-dining, paired with a complimentary drink of your choice.

Horizon Bar Loun e an The Terrace A spacious and contemporary meeting place at any time of the day, get comfortable on the plush seating and treat yourself to a glass of local wine, beer or perhaps a cup of tea or coffee. The perfect setting for catching up on the day’s events and enjoying authentic entertainment on selected evenings. The Terrace is situated at the fore of our Star-Ships, an indoor and outdoor space separated by floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The perfect spot to take full advantage of the passing views, or enjoy a light breakfast or lunch.

Sun Deck Head to the top of the Star-Ship to enjoy the best views of the river from the spacious Sun Deck. An open area, where you can bask in the sunshine or enjoy a crisp morning from your deck chair. Try your hand at a game of noughts and crosses, challenge a fellow guest to some putting or simply relax with a drink.

If you’re sailing Portugal’s Douro on board Emerald Radiance, you will be able to soak in the heated spa-style Serenity Pool, as you make the most of the golden Portuguese sun as we sail.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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You’ll be welcomed on arrival by the tasteful and modern décor of our three-tiered atrium as it opens up the centre of the ship, allowing natural light to pour in and illuminate the interior. Elegant furnishings, modern art and mirrored walls are a celebration of light and space, something echoed throughout every one of our Star-Ships. From the thoughtful design of our indulgent suites and staterooms, complete with high gloss furnishings and luxurious carpets underfoot, to our dining venues and public areas.

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On-board heated pool

Most of our Star-Ships feature an indoor pool which innovatively transforms into a cinema by night†. Situated at the back of the Star-Ship, floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof welcome in natural light and a cooling breeze, for a restful place to spend your day. And, as night falls, this multifunctional space changes into a cosy cinema, in time for the film to start. †Emerald Radiance does not have an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

Reflections Restaurant

Dine with friends in the spacious Reflections Restaurant, as a range of tables accommodate large or cosy dinners and simple, sophisticated décor accompanies each delectable meal. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the Horizon Bar & Lounge provide the perfect vantage point to enjoy the passing views, and plush sofas, scattered with stylish cushions, have been selected for your comfort, so you can make yourself at home. For more details on our fleet of Star-Ships visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/star-ships 19


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For more details on our suites and staterooms visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/sanctuary


Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Enjoy a Nespresso™ as you relax in your suite

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Only a limited number of these superior suites are available on each Star-Ship, boasting an outdoor private balcony with open-air system. A separate living room and bedroom provide more space to settle in, as does the addition of a walk-in wardrobe, enabling you to truly make yourself at home.

You’ll be treated to a daily four-item laundry service, a complimentary mini-bar, restocked daily, an invite to the Captain’s Table to enjoy dining with the skipper, and a personal iPad, so you can stay in touch with your loved ones while you’re away.

For more information and a full list of inclusions for each suite and stateroom, see pages 102-106 or visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/sanctuary To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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Grand Balcony Suite

Grand Balcony Suite This generously appointed suite is the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the sunset. The floor-to-ceiling windows of your private outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system and sleek glass partition, enable you to enjoy the passing landscape, whatever the weather. Select the perfect pillow from your menu and, after an excellent night’s sleep, enjoy a beautifully relaxing shower. Curl up in your plush bath robes and slippers and enjoy a continental breakfast in ultimate comfort. Treat yourself to a luxurious coffee in your suite whenever the mood takes you, with a complimentary Nespresso™ machine, perhaps to be enjoyed with your pre-dinner canapés or post-dinner sweet treats, as they’re brought to your door. And, prepare for a special occasion with a daily two-item laundry service, as standard.

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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Located on both the Horizon and Vista decks, these spacious and luxurious suites boast an all-weather indoor balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden decking. Great for enjoying the views, drink in hand, at the touch of a button the top half of the window will drop down to welcome the river breeze.

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Stateroom On the Riviera Deck, our staterooms are larger than the average on European waters, providing plenty of room to accommodate two people. Picture windows welcome in the light, an en-suite bathroom, complete with indulgent toiletries, will relax you after adventurous days, and complimentary Wi-Fi enables you to keep up with family as you travel.

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Innovation meets relaxation very ar- i in our ee us es e oun aries o river ruisin i eir innova ive esi n you can tear yourself away from the peaceful surrounds of the pool, there’s so much to discover on board. From the Riviera Deck at the bottom, to the Sun Deck at the top, e ve esi ne em o ins ire with every little detail. We’ve even installed the latest Bose® e nolo y rovi in e ellen uali y soun rou ou our communal areas.

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Sun Deck

Sun Deck On the top deck of our Star-Ships, the Sun Deck is a panoramic rooftop space, home to a walking track, putting green and games area*, as well as deck chairs and sun-loungers, perfect for warmer climates. Feel the breeze as we navigate our way through the heart of Europe’s most spectacular towns and cities. Raise a toast with new friends, watch as areas of outstanding natural beauty pass by and even enjoy a weekly BBQ.

For more details on our Star-Ships visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/star-ships


Watch a film in our on-board cinema

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On board our Star-Ships sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle and Rhône rivers, this sanctuary of calm features floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof, welcoming in a cool river breeze. Enjoy endless views of the picturesque landscape as you take a dip, or choose to relax on lounge chairs on the decking area while you read a book. Then, in the evening, as the floor rises through the pool, the screen is lowered and the popcorn prepared for a selection of films and concerts to be enjoyed from the comfort of our plush chairs.

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Take care of mind, body and soul during your time on board in our fully equipped gym, perfect if you wish to keep up with your exercise regime. What could be better than following up a work-out or busy day onshore with an invigorating massage or facial in our spa? Indulge in a little ‘me’ time as you treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, or even visit the hairdresser for a special style or beard trim in time for one of our gala dinners.

Serenity Pool† Emerald Radiance, sailing Portugal’s Douro River, has been custom designed for a warmer climate. The indoor pool has been replaced with a spa-style heated Serenity Pool located on the Sun Deck. A truly idyllic setting from which to make the most of the river breeze as you bask in the golden Portuguese sun, join us on movie evening, to watch a film under the stars. †Emerald Radiance does not have an indoor pool/cinema, a putting green or games area, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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Provençal dinner on the Rhône River with local celebrity chef Fabien Morreale

e e ions es auran Begin your mornings with a hearty breakfast from the buffet, offering hot and cold favourites as well as fresh fruit and cereal. A morning of exploration is followed by a delicious lunch back on board where you can choose from regional delicacies, as well as British classics. Dinner is a celebration, offering an enticing buffet or Ă la carte menu, and our special welcome and farewell dinners are a great way to create new friendships with fellow guests in the most charming of settings. 26


e e ions es auran Dinner Menu Starters Salmon terrine with cucumber salad and a honey-dill sauce Chicken liver pâté with port wine jelly and a pear and fig jam Caesar salad (v)

Soups Beetroot with sour cream and trout Caviar

Entrée Beef bouillon “dolores” with saffron rice

Main Course Trio of salt marsh lamb with rosemary sauce, ratatouille, potato gratin and olives Grilled fillet of beef with “costa lupo” sauce, bell peppers and wild rice Spinach & ricotta cannelloni with parmesan shavings (v)

Dessert Yoghurt and lime terrine with forest fruits Peach Melba. Vanilla ice cream with peach sauce

A selection of light snacks on The Terrace

The Terrace A beautiful decked area at the front of the Star-Ship, The Terrace provides a lovely retreat from which to enjoy a light snack or refreshing drink. Depending on the Star-Ship, this partly indoor and outdoor space is a spectacular vantage point from which to soak up the scenery, whatever the weather. This peaceful setting is also a great spot to enjoy a glass of local wine or beer with your loved ones or new-found companions.

Hand-picked wines from our sommeliers

Complimentary drinks Complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner is all par for the course and our wonderfully attentive team will always be on-hand to help you choose a drink to suit your chosen meal, whether it’s beer, wine or a soft drink that’s to your taste. Our sommelier carefully handpicks our wine selection each evening, sourced from local and regional vineyards. For more details on our on-board dining experience visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/dining 27


Emerald Waterways crew

Exceptional on-board service e ri eo le are in e ral o rea in a mo ern lu ury e erien e rom your rs conversation with our friendly reserva ions eam o our e ellen ki en an ar s a your ruise Dire or an every lo al e er ur assion or river ruisin an e i a ion o rovi in a i level o servi e is e oe rou ou the Emerald Waterways family.

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Our Cruise Directors are here to meet your every need

Exceptional service on board

Your happiness is our reward

The best in the business

We want every moment you spend on board to be one of pure indulgence. You’ll notice every one of our attentive crew members maintains the perfect balance of friendly and professional, to ensure every aspect of your cruise runs smoothly. And, with an excellent staff-to-guest ratio, there’ll always be someone available to answer any questions you may have, whether that’s while you’re on board or before your river cruise.

As much as we want you to be inspired by every destination you visit, we also want to inspire you. Our chefs are experts in their field, while our restaurant, bar and house-keeping team are trained to the highest level. As your personal encyclopaedia, storyteller and translator, your Cruise Director will share their experiences, to make sure you don’t miss a thing, while our local guides will provide insightful commentaries as you stroll the cobbled walkways, narrow alleys and bustling streets of spectacular cities and quaint towns.

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Travel with friends rea o ions or rou adventures We’ve made travelling as a group super easy, because we believe there is nothing better than sharing wonderful memories. Our stylish and spacious public areas facilitate larger groups, so you can be sure you’ll always be able to sit together at meal times, or enjoy a drink in the lounge as you toast every special moment. Our cinema area can be reserved for big groups, so if you’re looking for the perfect venue for a special occasion, we can help organise it for you. Groups as few as 10 can book a deluxe cruise on board our state-of-the-art Star-Ships, with full or partial ship charters available on selected routes and itineraries, for even more exclusivity. Call our experienced group organisers on 0808 274 6952.

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Arrive in comfort Travel by air or rail Our inclusive promise includes economy return flights with renowned airlines, such as British Airways, KLM and Lufthansa. Business Class flight upgrades are also available, speak to our cruise experts today to learn more. We endeavour to match the best available flights from your preferred departure airport and we check both direct and indirect options to best suit your cruise. Subject to availability, you may fly from the following airports: Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, London Gatwick and London Heathrow. Other airports may be available at an additional charge. When you arrive, you will be met and taken directly to your docked Star-Ship via our high-class fleet of coaches, cars and minivans.

re er no o y On a selection of cruises, we offer rail travel via Eurostar, at no extra charge. A great alternative to flying, you can get comfortable with extra leg room, complimentary refreshments and Wi-Fi. A quick and easy way to get to your Star-Ship’s docking location DON’T FORGET – look out for our No-Fly icon in each itinerary or visit emeral a er ays o uk no- y

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Extend your stay e o er a ran e o re an os cruise city stays, as well as a sele ion o more in lusive ourin options, perfect for those who an o e lore in e en en ly

Nice, France

Transfers between your Star-Ship, hotel and the airport are included in the price you pay, as well as en rally lo a e lu urious o el stays, with breakfast and the ui an e o a e i a e Tour Director.

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Explore independently at your own pace

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Pick from a selection of city stays or touring options that combine with your chosen itinerary and look forward to staying in wonderful hotels, centrally located to help you navigate each city

with ease. In need of some inspiration? Take a look at which correspond to your chosen itinerary and the included highlights that you can look forward to when you get there.

Berlin City Stay

Prague City Stay

■ Two nights at the Crowne Plaza or similar ■ Breakfast included ■ Guided city tour of Berlin ■ Transfers to & from airport

■ Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar ■ Breakfast included and one dinner ■ Guided city tour of Prague ■ Transfers to & from airport

Available on: The Majestic Rhine

Available on: Splendours of Europe, Danube Delights, Danube Explorer, Legendary Rhine & Moselle

Lisbon Tour

Lucerne & Zurich City Stay

■ Three nights at Hotel Jupiter Lisboa or similar ■ Breakfast and one dinner included ■ Guided tour in Lisbon ■ Transfers from Porto to Lisbon & airport

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Available on: Jewels of the Rhine and The Majestic Rhine

Nice Tour

Paris City Stay

■ Three nights at Hotel Splendid or similar ■ Breakfast and one dinner included ■ Guided coach tour of Monte Carlo ■ Transfers from Arles to Nice & airport

■ Up to three nights at Crowne Plaza Republique or similar ■ Breakfast and one dinner included ■ Guided bus tour of Paris and Seine shuttle bus ■ Transfers to & from airport

Available on: Sensations of Lyon & Provence

Budapest City Stay ■ ■ ■ ■

Two nights at KK Opera or similar Breakfast included Guided city tour of Budapest Transfers to & from airport

Two nights in Lucerne at Hotel Monopol One night in Zurich at Crowne Plaza Breakfast included Guided city tour of Lucerne Guided city tour of Zurich Transfers to & from airport

Available on: Sensations of Lyon & Provence and Splendours of Europe

Madrid City Stay ■ Two nights at Melia Madrid Serrano or similar ■ Breakfast and one dinner included ■ Guided city tour of Madrid ■ Transfers to & from airport

Available on: Enchantment of Eastern Europe Available on: Secrets of the Douro

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EmeraldEXPLORER e re e remely rou o our continued commitment to rovi in e es river ruises in Europe. And, as we continue to ro e re eli e a so many o our ues s re urn as ina e y the wonderful travel opportunities e rovi e an ea er o em ark on another. With this in mind, the Emerald Waterways loyalty club, EmeraldEXPLORER, rewards you or your loyal y an earnin oin s couldn’t be easier.

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Upon returning from your first river cruise, you will automatically become a member of our EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club, entitling you to exclusive benefits, including savings on future cruises, advance notice of new itineraries and much more. Not only is it designed to recognise your time spent with us, but the amount you spend. The higher the category of your suite, the more points you’ll receive per day. And, for every subsequent cruise you take with us, you will earn more points.

For more details on our EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty scheme visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/explorer


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£100 per booking discount for both referrer & friend

£100 per booking discount for both referrer & friend

£100 per booking discount for both referrer & friend

Complimentary luggage with each trip

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Rucksack, satchel or sports bag

Rucksack, satchel, sports bag or cabin case

Exclusive member-only savings and offers

Exclusive advance notice of brochure launches

Exclusive EmeraldEXPLORER magazine

Exclusive invitations to events

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Welcome Home voucher Refer a Friend scheme

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Danube River

The international river Having been the muse for decades of artistic legacy, the majesty of the Danube is no myth. Winding through 10 of Europe’s most breath-taking countries, including four capital cities, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Bratislava, all of which are must-see pit stops. From Germany’s Black Forest, stretching 1,785 miles east towards the Danube Delta and into the Black Sea, this inspirational waterway has seen communities, dating as far back as the Neolithic Age, settle along its banks. Centuries of historical intrigue are detailed upon visits to imposing fortresses, beautifully preserved palaces and ancient castles, as well as vibrant cities and peaceful riverbank villages. Step back in time and walk in the footsteps of the former residents who have helped shape the culture.

Great for architecture enthusiasts

The past is memorialised at every stop along the Danube, as some of Europe’s most exquisite monuments prove they’ve been built to stand the test of time. Architecture enthusiasts will be in awe of each city’s diversity, from the blend of Gothic and Renaissance Revival showcased by Budapest’s Parliament Building, to the New Baroque of Vienna’s Burgtheater.

Whether you’re sailing on board the Emerald Star, Sky, Dawn, Sun or Destiny, you will be treated to stylish staterooms and suites, an indoor heated pool, cinema and Sun Deck, to name just a few of the ship’s innovative features.

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What a fabulous surprise! “We chose this cruise specifically for two of the destinations, but we were blown away by some of the cities we hadn’t even heard of. We loved Bratislava, Melk, Dürnstein, Passau and Regensburg. The architecture in every city was astounding.” Mel Roper

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In southeast Germany on the border of Austria, Passau is located at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn rivers. Aptly nicknamed the ‘Three Rivers City’, it is overlooked by the spectacular 13th century Veste Oberhaus, home to a museum, youth hostel and restaurant, as well as an open-air theatre since 1934. The Old Town is recognised for its beautiful Baroque architecture, namely St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its onion-domed towers and an organ boasting over 17,000 pipes.

Renowned for its coffee shop culture and cosy wine taverns, the Austrian capital has made a name for itself as the home of many a renowned composer. Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven, as well as symbolist painter Gustav Klimt and the ‘father of psychoanalysis’ Sigmund Freud, have all fallen for its charm. Meander the streets, lined with stunning Baroque buildings and monuments of an Imperial past, now coexisting with the contemporary for a truly unique skyline.

Formerly two separate cities, divided by the Danube, Buda on the west and Pest on the east certainly possess their own personalities. Buda’s narrow, winding streets and steep hills are home to the beautiful former Hapsburg Palace and views from the Fisherman’s Bastion unveil the magnificent Parliament Building. A walk over the iconic Chain Bridge to Pest presents a mixture of bustling bars, cafés and restaurants, as well as thermal spas, all of which are the place to be of an evening.

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Danube & Rhine River

An iconic glass-top canal boat cruise in Amsterdam marks the beginning of this wonderful itinerary through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Promising natural beauty, medieval towns and hikes to hilltop fortresses, four capital cities offer a unique insight into the region’s past, present and future.

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Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest

15-Day Splendours of Europe a 1 UK – Amsterdam

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EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary EmeraldPLUS A Bavarian band on board. Home-hosted coffee and cake with a local Slovakian family. Traditional Hungarian folklore show. Budapest evening cruise.

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And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard ■ Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports. ■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship. ■ 14 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. ■ 41 Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board.

A guided bike tour to Waterland.

■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

An active walk through vineyards.

■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

A guided active hike around Miltenberg.

■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

A guided bike tour along the Danube River.

■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle.

■ Complimentary on-board bicycles.

A guided Vienna bike tour.

■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

A guided hike to Bratislava Castle.

■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points.

An active walk to Buda Hill.

■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS 13 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

Plus we include all tips, saving you £440 per couple on this cruise

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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a 1 UK – Amsterdam Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating city of picturesque canals, world-class museums, theatres and cafés. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship and, after boarding, will enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Amsterdam. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on board. Meals: Dinner

a 2 Amsterdam Cruising This morning, you can decide to either enjoy a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s winding canal system or a guided bike tour. Both excellent ways to experience the city in all its authenticity, take to its iconic waterways as you cut through the heart of its famous sites in a relaxing fashion, or join the locals on their preferred mode of transport, as you explore on two wheels, taking in daily life and exploring a nature park. Upon returning to the ship, your first day of sailing will take you through the Dutch countryside, passing windmills as an introduction to quintessential Holland, towards the Rhine River. Tonight, the captain will host a gala dinner. A guided bike tour to Waterland

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Founded by the Romans in 50 AD, who named it ‘Colonia’, the cathedral city of Cologne is over 2,000 years old, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities. The historic, cultural and economic capital of the Rhineland, a varied heritage remains strong in modern-day Cologne, despite much of the inner city being completely destroyed during World War II. Famous for its magnificent World–Heritage-listed Gothic cathedral, which is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne, its two dramatic towers afford it the recognition as the city’s second-tallest building. Visible from almost every angle in the city centre, it exists harmoniously amongst an ever-growing number of contemporary structures. Join your guide and explore the city, including the Old Town with its beautiful squares, historical monuments and contrasting contemporary architecture, transforming it into a unique and diverse metropolis. During your free time, shop for handicrafts or visit a local market before returning to your ship. A guided walking tour of the city centre Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Keep your camera at the ready as around every bend there are stunning vistas of castles perched above steep vine–covered slopes. We will also pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanting temptresses, and the impressive Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was formerly a toll gate perched on an island in the middle of the river.

In the afternoon we arrive in Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. You will have a choice of visiting Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum or, if you feel active, take a guided hike to a local vineyard. An active walk through the vineyards

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Enjoy a charming guided tour showcasing over 350 mechanical musical instruments, collected from over three centuries, by German collector Siegfried Wendel. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

a 5 Miltenberg – Wertheim Welcome to Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an inimitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. The Gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. After your included tour, you will be transferred by coach to the stunning medieval glassblowing town of Wertheim. A guided active hike around Miltenberg A guided tour of Miltenberg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A canal cruise Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Known as the ‘Pearl of the Romantic Road’, Würzburg, is a centre for grape-growing, the product of the sloping vineyard-laden hills which surround the former capital of Franconia. Enjoy a guided city tour and appreciate the thorough restoration project completed following its significant destruction during World War II. Visit the spectacular Bishop’s Cellar and the Würzburg Residence, built by two Princebishops, Johann Philipp Franz and Frederik Carl von Schönburg. Inspired by Western, French, Viennese and Italian architecture, it was also damaged during the war, although its grand staircase, famous frescoes and amazing three-dimensional stuccowork survived for it to be awarded as a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, alongside its gardens and square.

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Passau

Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation. A guided tour of Bamberg

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Your included excursion today is a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. The city tour leads you to the major sights of this northern Bavarian city, from the early beginnings to the present. Afterwards, enjoy free time in the city centre before heading back to your Star-Ship. A guided tour of Nuremberg World War II tour

a 9 Kelheim – Regensburg

A tour to Rothenburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Relax on board this morning as we cruise to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritagelisted city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. In the centre of the town is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe.

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Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Join a guided walking tour of Bavarian Würzburg, renowned for its Baroque and rococo architecture. Particularly the 18th century Würzburg Residenz, with its spectacular Bishop’s Cellar.

Experience the magnificent Old Stone Bridge, a 12th century feat of medieval construction and icon of the city, for 800 years it was the only method for crossing the Danube.

This morning, you’ll sail the final stretch of the fascinating Main–Danube Canal to Kelheim. As you continue sailing along the Danube, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities welcomes you with its two millennia of history. Situated at the river’s northernmost point, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a guided walking tour, introducing you to its many highlights, many of which have contributed to its title as ‘Germany’s medieval miracle’. For 200 years, the Old Town Hall was the seat of parliament and, dating back to the 13th century, it consists of the Town Hall Tower, the Gothic Imperial Chamber building and the Baroque Town Hall. Wander the streets with your guide as the romantic narrow streets and alleys of the Old Town enable you to live through the city’s history, in the present.

Make your way to the Horizon Bar & Lounge for a special performance from a Bavarian band, who will play traditional music and wear their authentic lederhosen. A guided tour of Regensburg Excursion to Kuchlbauer brewery Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

a 10 Passau – Linz Just along the border of Austria, the ‘Three Rivers City’, known as such for its close proximity to the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Passau is dominated by large squares, magical promenades and romantic, winding lanes. Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’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. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River. A guided tour of Passau A tour to Salzburg or Český Krumlov Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Melk Abbey

Vienna

a 11 Melk – Dürnstein Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year-old Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, which features Austria’s finest Italian Baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later, the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to 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. A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein

a 1 Bratislava

a 12 Vienna Austria’s breath-taking capital is recognised for its cultural legacy. As the former residence of Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, a multitude of Imperial palaces represent a rich history, and the museum district boasts contemporary buildings, housing the work of some of the world’s most prolific artists. Explore the famous sights of the Ringstrasse by coach and on foot, or join a guided bike tour. Marvel at the magnificent Neo-Renaissance State Opera, the New Baroque Burgtheater, the Flemish Gothic Parliament and City Hall, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum.

Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Almost overflowing with monuments to glorious times past, in the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. Or, join a hike to Bratislava Castle. This afternoon, a local family will be happy to welcome you into their home for some great conversation over traditional sweet treats and coffee.

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A guided bike tour

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You’ll be welcomed into the home of a local Slovakian family, to enjoy delicious sweet treats over excellent conversation. Those wishing to stretch their legs, can do so as part of a wonderful group hike up to the majestic fortress that is Dürnstein Castle, located on one of the 14 legs of the Wachau World Heritage Trail. A tour of Melk Abbey Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Drive all five kilometres of Vienna’s Ringstrasse and witness its numerous monumental buildings. Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or visit to Schönbrunn Palace

A guided hike to Bratislava Castle A walking tour of Bratislava Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Budapest

a 1 Budapest Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Divided by the iconic Danube River, Buda and Pest on either side can be reached via the Chain Bridge, one of the city’s most symbolic structures, and the second permanent crossing along the length of the waterway. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including Buda Castle and the bridge, or embark on an exciting hike up Buda Hill. This evening, the ship will take you for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges.

You will also enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. Traditional Hungarian folklore show Budapest evening cruise A guided hike to Buda Hill

a 15 Budapest – UK After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. Meals: Breakfast

A guided bus tour of Budapest Budapest Jewish heritage tour Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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*These departures operate in reverse order from Budapest to Amsterdam. ^This departure is a Christmas Markets river cruise, please see pages 96-97 for further details. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

18-Day Splendours of Europe with Paris from £3,745 per person Extend your Splendours of Europe river cruise and enjoy… ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Three nights at Crowne Plaza Republique Breakfast daily Dinner at Montmartre Guided bus tour of Paris and the Seine Coach transfer between Paris and Amsterdam Transfers to and from the airport

18-Day Splendours of Europe with Prague from £3,420 per person Extend your Splendours of Europe river cruise and enjoy… ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar Breakfast daily Dinner & entertainment Coach transfer between Budapest and Prague Included guided walking tour of Prague Optional DiscoverMORE, Taste of Czechia Transfers to and from the airport

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Danube River

This insightful itinerary crosses into four countries, offering a unique insight into their past and present simultaneously. Guided walks along the cobblestone streets of Germany tell their own story, and city tours of Vienna and Budapest exemplify how times past can shape the future. Celebrate the ancient as it co-exists with the modern in the Austrian and Hungarian capitals, and gain a personal understanding of why the iconic Danube has acted as inspiration to so many.

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Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

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Regensburg

Number of nights

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And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard

A traditional Bavarian band on board.

■ Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports.

Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

A traditional Hungarian folklore show.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

Budapest evening cruise.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein. A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle. A guided Vienna bike tour.

■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

A guided hike to Bratislava Castle.

■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

A guided hike to Buda Hill.

■ Complimentary on-board bicycles.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS 6 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Dürnstein

Nuremberg to Budapest Departing April – November 2020 Day 1 UK - Munich - Nuremberg Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. Upon arrival at Munich Airport, you’ll transfer to Nuremberg to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, to be welcomed by your captain and crew. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Regensburg This morning, you’ll sail the Main–Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. On a guided walking tour, you’ll see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and the city’s other architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. This evening, enjoy a traditional Bavarian band on board. A traditional Bavarian band on board

A guided tour of Passau Tour to Salzburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 Melk – Dürnstein Melk is home to an imposing 900–yearold Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, which is a fine example of Italian Baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial corridor and fresco ceilings. Enjoy an included guided tour of the abbey, or join a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein. After taking you on a fascinating included tour of Melk Abbey, the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. Dürnstein Castle is where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the Crusades in the 12th century. Those feeling more active can join a guided hike to this historic landmark.  guided bike tour along the Danube A River from Melk to Dürnstein A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

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A guided tour of Regensburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Vienna Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today, you can explore the Austrian capital, beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse. See Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Danube Island and Prater Park. A guided bike tour  drive around the Ringstrasse and a A guided walk through Vienna’s city centre  xclusive Viennese concert with music E from Mozart and Strauss and/or a taste of Vienna tour Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Bratislava Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin, or take part in a hike to Bratislava Castle. This afternoon, enjoy a home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family. This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner.  ome-hosted coffee and cake with a H Slovakian family

Day 3 Passau – Linz Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’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.

A hike to Bratislava Castle Walk the halls of the magnificent Benedictine abbey in Melk. Situated overlooking the Danube, it was once a palace and now houses the remains of Austria’s first ruling dynasty.

A walking tour of Bratislava Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Return to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River.

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Matthias Church, Budapest

Day 7 Budapest Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights where you will pass by the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. Or, join a guided hike to Buda Hill. This evening, you’ll enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. Following this, your Star-Ship will take you for a night-time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges.

A traditional Hungarian folklore show Budapest evening cruise A guided hike to Buda Hill A guided bus tour of Budapest Tour of Budapest’s Jewish heritage

Day 8 Budapest – UK After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. Meals: Breakfast

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

LIMITED TIME OFFER – 2020 RIVER CRUISES AT 2019 PRICES Save up to £1,000 per couple and enjoy €250 per cabin to spend on board Riviera Deck 2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWMB

E Emerald Stateroom

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C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Apr 4*, 11, 18*

£2,295 £1,795 £2,445 £1,945 £3,045 £2,545 £2,945 £2,445 £3,195 £2,695 £3,295 £2,795 £3,845 £3,345 £4,495 £3,995

May 17*, 24, 30, 31*

£2,595 £2,095 £2,745 £2,245 £3,345 £2,845 £3,245 £2,745 £3,495 £2,995 £3,595 £3,095 £4,145 £3,645 £4,795 £4,295

Jun 7, 13*, 14*, 20, 21

£2,695 £2,195 £2,845 £2,345 £3,445 £2,945 £3,345 £2,845 £3,595 £3,095 £3,695 £3,195 £4,245 £3,745 £4,895 £4,395

Jul 5*, 12, 12*

£2,495 £1,995 £2,645 £2,145 £3,245 £2,745 £3,145 £2,645 £3,395 £2,895 £3,495 £2,995 £4,045 £3,545 £4,695 £4,195

Jul 18, 19

£2,495 £1,995 £2,645 £2,145 £3,245 £2,745 £3,145 £2,645 £3,395 £2,895 £3,495 £2,995 £4,045 £3,545 £4,695 £4,195

Aug 10*, 16*, 16, 23*, 29*, 31

£2,495 £1,995 £2,645 £2,145 £3,245 £2,745 £3,145 £2,645 £3,395 £2,895 £3,495 £2,995 £4,045 £3,545 £4,695 £4,195

Sep 5, 8, 19, 27

£2,595 £2,095 £2,745 £2,245 £3,345 £2,845 £3,245 £2,745 £3,495 £2,995 £3,595 £3,095 £4,145 £3,645 £4,795 £4,295

Oct 12, 18*, 19*, 25, 26

£2,095 £1,595 £2,245 £1,745 £2,845 £2,345 £2,745 £2,245 £2,995 £2,495 £3,095 £2,595 £3,645 £3,145 £4,295 £3,795

Nov 1*

£1,895 £1,395 £2,045 £1,545 £2,645 £2,145 £2,545 £2,045 £2,795 £2,295 £2,895 £2,395 £3,445 £2,945 £4,095 £3,595

*These departures operate in reverse order from Budapest to Nuremberg. ^This departure is a Christmas Markets river cruise, please see pages 96-97 for further details. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

11-Day Danube Delights with Prague from £1,795 per person Extend your Danube Delights river cruise with a stay in the centrally located Hotel Grandium, you’ll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany.

Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar Breakfast daily Dinner & entertainment at a local tavern Coach transfer between Nuremberg and Prague ■■ Included guided walking tour of Prague ■■ Optional DiscoverMORE, Taste of Czechia ■■ Transfers to and from the airport ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

See pages 48-51 on our Classic Prague & Danube Delights itinerary.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Danube River

Tick a number of Europe’s most treasured destinations off your wish list, beginning with a wonderful three-night city stay in the Czech capital of Prague and followed by an 8-day Danube river cruise. Natural beauty is plentiful, as this mighty waterway carves a course through the foothills of the Austrian Alps, journeying between four renowned capital cities, the esteemed Wachau Valley wine region and a string of other fascinating historic towns and cities, like Passau, Nuremberg, Melk and Dßrnstein.

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Dinner with entertainment in Prague.

■ Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports.

A traditional Bavarian band on board.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice.

A traditional Hungarian folklore show. Budapest evening cruise.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein. A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle. A guided Vienna bike tour. A guided hike to Bratislava Castle. A guided hike to Buda Hill.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS 7 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ 3 night city extension in Prague. ■ 24 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ Complimentary on-board bicycles. ■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Astronomical Clock, Prague

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a 5 Regensburg This morning, you’ll sail the final stretch of the Main–Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. On a guided walking tour, you’ll see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and the city’s other architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall.

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a 2 Prague Explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a walking tour, including Mozart´s Theatre, Little Square and the Astronomical Clock. Continue across the Charles Bridge, spanning the River Vltava, full of portrait artists and small vendors, and board the coach to drive to the 1,000–year–old Prague Castle area. With your local guide, walk through Hradčany Square and witness the magnificent Loreta Monastery, before arriving at Hradčany Castle. Local dinner with entertainment

Prague

Your Tour Director will be on hand to help plan your day. The Baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must-see, as is Josefov, the Jewish Quarter. Tastes of Czechia Meals: Breakfast

Prague – Nuremberg

You’ll be collected from the hotel for your transfer to Nuremberg, where you’ll board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. Meals: Breakfast and dinner

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Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’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. Return to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River. A guided tour of Passau Tour to Salzburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. Upon arrival at Prague airport, you’ll be transferred to your centrally located hotel for your three-night included stay.

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Melk is home to an imposing 900–yearold Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, which is a fine example of Italian Baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial corridor and fresco ceilings. Enjoy an included guided tour of the abbey, or join a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein. After taking you on a fascinating included tour of Melk Abbey, the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. Dürnstein Castle is where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the Crusades in the 12th century. EmeraldACTIVE

Vienna

Welcome to the capital of classical music. Begin with a drive along the Ringstrasse, passing the world-famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Danube Island and Prater Park.

A drive around the Ringstrasse and a guided walk through Vienna’s city centre Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or a taste of Vienna tour Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna

Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin, or take part in a hike to Bratislava Castle. This afternoon, enjoy home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family, before the Captain’s Gala Dinner. Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family A hike to Bratislava Castle

a 10 Budapest Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge. Alternatively, join a guided hike to Buda Hill. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music, before a night-time cruise down the Danube. A traditional Hungarian folklore show

A walking tour of Bratislava

Budapest evening cruise

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A guided bus tour of Budapest Tour of Budapest’s Jewish heritage Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

a 11 Budapest – UK After breakfast, it’s time to disembark for your transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. Meals: Breakfast

A guided hike to Buda Hill

LIMITED TIME OFFER – 2020 RIVER CRUISES AT 2019 PRICES Save up to £1,000 per couple and enjoy €250 per cabin to spend on board Riviera Deck 2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWPB

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

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C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Apr 4*, 8, 18*

£2,695 £2,195 £2,845 £2,345 £3,445 £2,945 £3,345 £2,845 £3,595 £3,095 £3,695 £3,195 £4,245 £3,745 £4,895 £4,395

May 17*, 21, 27, 31*

£2,995 £2,495 £3,145 £2,645 £3,745 £3,245 £3,645 £3,145 £3,895 £3,395 £3,995 £3,495 £4,545 £4,045 £5,195 £4,695

Jun 4, 13*, 14*, 17, 18

£3,095 £2,595 £3,245 £2,745 £3,845 £3,345 £3,745 £3,245 £3,995 £3,495 £4,095 £3,595 £4,645 £4,145 £5,295 £4,795

Jul 5*, 9, 12*, 15, 16

£2,895 £2,395 £3,045 £2,545 £3,645 £3,145 £3,545 £3,045 £3,795 £3,295 £3,895 £3,395 £4,445 £3,945 £5,095 £4,595

Aug 10*, 13 16*, 23*, 28, 29*

£2,895 £2,395 £3,045 £2,545 £3,645 £3,145 £3,545 £3,045 £3,795 £3,295 £3,895 £3,395 £4,445 £3,945 £5,095 £4,595

Sep 2, 5, 16, 24

£2,995 £2,495 £3,145 £2,645 £3,745 £3,245 £3,645 £3,145 £3,895 £3,395 £3,995 £3,495 £4,545 £4,045 £5,195 £4,695

Oct 9, 18*, 19*, 22, 23

£2,495 £1,995 £2,645 £2,145 £3,245 £2,745 £3,145 £2,645 £3,395 £2,895 £3,495 £2,995 £4,045 £3,545 £4,695 £4,195

Nov 1*

£2,295 £1,795 £2,445 £1,945 £3,045 £2,545 £2,945 £2,445 £3,195 £2,695 £3,295 £2,795 £3,845 £3,345 £4,495 £3,995

*These departures operate in reverse order from Budapest to Nuremberg to Prague. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Danube River

The iconic Danube river guides you on a gentle journey, enabling you to soak up Europe’s cultural wonders at leisure. Sail the picturesque Wachau Valley to enchanting Dürnstein. Visit the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, drive around Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse to view the city’s marvellous architecture, and let inspiring Budapest tell tales of its past, while proudly looking forward to the future.

Wachau Valley

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Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard

A guided tour of Český Krumlov.

■ Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports.

Local Slovakian entertainment on board.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

A traditional Hungarian folklore show.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

A Budapest evening cruise.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided hike near Passau. A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein. A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle.

■ 19 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

A guided Vienna bike tour.

■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

A guided hike to Bratislava Castle.

■ Complimentary on-board bicycles.

A guided hike to Buda Hill.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS 5 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Passau

Linz

Passau to Budapest Departing March – August 2020 Day 1 UK – Munich – Passau Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. You will be met and transferred from Munich Airport to Passau where a warm welcome awaits you on board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Passau Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you on this morning’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. Tonight, your captain will host a welcome dinner and cocktail reception.

The town was founded in the 13th century and has retained its former medieval character. A guided tour of Český Krumlov Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 Melk – Dürnstein Melk is home to an imposing 900–yearold Benedictine Abbey, a fine example of Italian Baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial corridor and fresco ceilings. Enjoy an included guided tour of the abbey, or join an EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein. After taking you on a fascinating included tour of Melk Abbey, the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. Dürnstein Castle is where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. Those feeling more active can join a guided hike to the historic landmark.

EmeraldACTIVE

A Bavarian beer evening Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 Linz – Český Krumlov Today you will explore a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, Český Krumlov. This quaint town has one of the most well-preserved old centre in Europe, with 300 protected medieval buildings and its castle complex, the second largest in the Czech Republic. Surrounded by rolling hills and the Vltava River, Český Krumlov’s cobbled stone streets wind past centuries old townhomes, inns, shops and cafés. 54

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Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today, you can explore the Austrian capital, beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse. Pass by Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, take a guided bike tour of Danube Island, before free time to sample the wonderful tastes of the city. A bike tour  drive around the Ringstrasse and A a guided walk through Vienna’s city centre  astes of Vienna and/or an exclusive T Viennese evening concert with music from Mozart and Strauss Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Bratislava Today, you will embark on a tour of Bratislava. Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Gala Dinner, while sailing to Budapest.

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Heroes’ Square, Budapest

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An amazing end to a fantastic trip, we welcome you to Budapest, eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Widely known as one of the continent’s most beautiful cities, Budapest is home to many UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, including the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and Heroes’ Square. Today, your guided tour takes you past the Royal Palace of Buda, home to the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest History Museum, the National Library, Lion Courtyard, Matthias Well, and the statue of the Turul Bird; the mythological bird

of the Magyars. This evening, you’ll enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. Following this, the ship will take you for a night-time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges. A traditional Hungarian folklore show

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After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. Meals: Breakfast

A Budapest evening cruise A guided hike to Buda Hill A guided bus tour of Budapest Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

LIMITED TIME OFFER – 2020 RIVER CRUISES AT 2019 PRICES Save up to £1,000 per couple and enjoy €250 per cabin to spend on board Riviera Deck 2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWPA

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Mar 28

£2,195 £1,695 £2,345 £1,845 £2,945 £2,445 £2,845 £2,345 £3,095 £2,595 £3,195 £2,695 £3,745 £3,245 £4,395 £3,895

Jun 1*, 8, 28*

£2,495 £1,995 £2,645 £2,145 £3,245 £2,745 £3,145 £2,645 £3,395 £2,895 £3,495 £2,995 £4,045 £3,545 £4,695 £4,195

Jul 5, 26*

£2,395 £1,895 £2,545 £2,045 £3,145 £2,645 £3,045 £2,545 £3,295 £2,795 £3,395 £2,895 £3,945 £3,445 £4,595 £4,095

Aug 2

£2,395 £1,895 £2,545 £2,045 £3,145 £2,645 £3,045 £2,545 £3,295 £2,795 £3,395 £2,895 £3,945 £3,445 £4,595 £4,095

*These departures operate in reverse order from Budapest to Passau. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

11-Day Danube Explorer with Prague from £2,120 per person Extend your Danube Explorer river cruise with a stay in the centrally located Hotel Grandium, you’ll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany.

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Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar Breakfast daily Dinner & entertainment Coach transfer between Passau and Prague Included guided walking tour of Prague Optional DiscoverMORE, Taste of Czechia Transfers to and from the airport

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Five countries, all unique in their own way, accompany the Danube on its journey towards the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe. In Kalocsa, enjoy a Puszta Horse Show, enjoy lunch in the home of a local Croatian family in Osijek and, in Belgrade, enjoy a guided city tour, before a Serbian folklore show on board. Taste Romanian wine on the banks of the river, attend a choir concert in Arbanasi, and journey by road to Bucharest.

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EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary EmeraldPLUS A Budapest evening cruise. A Puszta horse show. Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. Meet the local village students. A Serbian folklore evening show. A choir concert in Arbanasi.

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And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard ■ Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK airports. ■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship. ■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. ■ 1 night stay in Bucharest. ■ 22 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

A guided bike tour of Belgrade.

■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

A guided hike to Belogradchik Fortress.

■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

A guided hike to Ivanovo Church.

■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS 6 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ Complimentary on-board bicycles. ■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Buda Castle, Budapest

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a 1 UK – Budapest Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. Upon your arrival in Budapest, you will be met by your friendly Emerald Waterways representative and transferred from the airport to your luxury Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This afternoon you are free to enjoy eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Take in sights such as the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner and drinks, before a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges. A Budapest evening cruise Meals: Dinner

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In the early morning, we’ll sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa the ‘paprika capital of the world’. Dating back over 1,000 years, it is one of the oldest towns in Hungary, recognised for its traditional folk art and culture, as well as for the production of paprika. This afternoon, you’ll venture to the Puszta, or Great Hungarian Plain, for a traditional performance showcasing the exceptional equestrian skills of the Magyar cowboys. Witness a horse parade, followed by a number of impressive exercises once practiced for wartime, with a complicated and historic climax. Tonight, the captain will host a gala dinner.

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Cruise into the border region of Croatia today and into Osijek, the country’s fourth-largest city. Part of the Austro-Hungarian empire for centuries, a Hungarian influence on cuisine combines with Viennese-inspired Baroque architecture throughout the city centre. With much in the way of damage still visible from the Homeland War of the early nineties, buildings display pockmarks as a result of heavy shelling, yet such is easily forgotten during a stroll along the Drava River, where a vibrant café and restaurant culture is believed to produce some of the best cuisine in Croatia. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts can be regularly seen along the river banks.

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Spend your day out in rural Hungary, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit a Puszta horse farm for a traditional horse show in the picturesque countryside. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Dine on delicious traditional cuisine with a local Croatian family as they welcome you into their home. Enjoy learning about their culture in the perfect setting. Meet the local village students A guided tour of Osijek fortress Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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The capital of Serbia awaits you today, as a city tour introduces the highlights of one of Europe’s oldest cities. Belgrade Fortress, built on a ridge above the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over 16 centuries and has become the symbol of the Serbian capital. Consisting of an Upper and Lower Town and the vast Kalemegdan Park, once the site of many a battle, its beauty must be seen to be believed. Visit the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, president of Yugoslavia in 1953, as he rests in a large tomb surrounded by artefacts from his life. The Church of Saint Sava is one of the world’s largest orthodox cathedrals. Its grandiose bell towers stand proudly, elevated above the cityscape, boasting almost 50 bells, as its wonderful surrounds entice thousands of believers. A Serbian folklore evening show A guided bike tour A guided tour of Belgrade

This morning, we’ll arrive in Vidin, a beautiful town in north-west Bulgaria. Situated on the right bank of the Danube, it is one of the oldest along the Bulgarian Danube bank, prospering from the surrounding countryside, renowned for producing wines. Your day will begin with an included tour of a local vineyard with the opportunity to taste the local produce. Later, you’ll venture to Baba Vida, a medieval fortress recognised as one of Vidin’s main attractions and one of few entirely preserved castles in the country. Alternatively, embark on a hike to Belogradchik Fortress, also known as Kaleto, located on the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains and close to the town of the same name. Initially used as a lookout point, it is believed to have been built by the Romans, utilising the already existing rocky landscape. A hike to Belogradchik Fortress

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A tour of the National Opera Theatre

Day 7 Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi Today, your Star-Ship will cruise into Rousse. Visit the impressive 5,000-year-old clifftop town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire once known as the ‘City of the Tsars’. Built on three hills, this authentically beautiful must-see destination is sure to delight wine-lovers and history buffs. Nearby, the ancient village of Arbanasi is perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River and lined with traditional houses. Known for its 17th and 18th century churches and many examples of Bulgarian national revival architecture, you’ll be invited to an exquisite choir concert at a small church. Alternatively, you may choose to embark on a guided hike to Ivanovo Churches, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site since 1979, consisting of churches, chapels, monasteries and cells carved out of rock and famed for their striking 13th-14th century frescoes. Tonight, join your captain for a farewell reception and dinner. A choir concert in Arbanasi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Day 5 Golubac – Donji Milanovac In eastern Serbia, within the Majdanpek municipality, the town of Donji Milanovac sits on the right coast of the Danube. Visit the Palaeolithic site of Lepenski Vir on an included excursion. One of the most significant prehistoric sites from the Stone Age, it’s around 8.5 millennia old and has seen much in the way of archaeological discoveries. The day ends as we sail through the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains known as the Iron Gates, where spectacular scenery and photo opportunities abound. A visit to Lepenski Vir

Try some of Bulgaria’s most delicious wines on a visit to a local vineyard, before visiting its medieval Baba Vida fortress, the town’s primary landmark. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Embark on a guided hike to the rock-hewn church of Ivanovo village. Marvel at the 14th century murals, which highlight the incredible skill of the artists. A tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest

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This morning, you will drive past sights such as the southern Romanian city of Giurgiu, set amongst the mud flats and marshes of the left bank of the Danube. Embark on a guided drive through the capital, Bucharest, passing by the enormous Palace of the Parliament, Europe’s largest building constructed by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Translated to mean ‘City of Joy’, Bucharest has risen from his dictatorial reign and is discovering a dynamism built on a wonderful contrast of architectural, artistic, social and cultural diversity.

The city’s wide avenues have a distinctly French feel, in fact, the city is often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’, something you’ll be able to discover for yourself during your included overnight hotel stay. A guided drive through Bucharest

a 9 Bucharest – UK After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. Meals: Breakfast

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

LIMITED TIME OFFER – 2020 RIVER CRUISES AT 2019 PRICES Save up to £1,000 per couple and enjoy €250 per cabin to spend on board Riviera Deck 2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWBB

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Apr 19, 25*

£2,495 £1,995 £2,645 £2,145 £3,245 £2,745 £3,145 £2,645 £3,395 £2,895 £3,495 £2,995 £4,045 £3,545 £4,695 £4,195

May 3, 9*, 30

£2,895 £2,395 £3,045 £2,545 £3,645 £3,145 £3,545 £3,045 £3,795 £3,295 £3,895 £3,395 £4,445 £3,945 £5,095 £4,595

Jun 5, 6*, 12*, 15, 27

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Jul 3*

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Sep 7, 13*, 15, 21*, 27*

£2,895 £2,395 £3,045 £2,545 £3,645 £3,145 £3,545 £3,045 £3,795 £3,295 £3,895 £3,395 £4,445 £3,945 £5,095 £4,595

Oct 4, 10*

£2,495 £1,995 £2,645 £2,145 £3,245 £2,745 £3,145 £2,645 £3,395 £2,895 £3,495 £2,995 £4,045 £3,545 £4,695 £4,195

*These departures operate in reverse order from Bucharest to Budapest. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

11-Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe with Budapest from £2,270 per person Extend your Enchantment of Eastern Europe river cruise with a stay in a centrally located hotel in Budapest. See magnificent architecture, boasting striking reminders of the past, which stand proudly across the city. Take a guided walking tour and unveil something wonderful at every turn. Transfers to and from the airport ensure your transition is seamless and all you have to worry about is enjoying the inimitable views.

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Rhine, Main & Moselle Rivers

The legendary rivers A mighty river by anyone’s standards, the Rhine o s rou si oun ries an as serve as a link e een e nor an sou o uro e sin e e omans e ain iver is onsi ere one o i s ma or ri u aries ile e roman i oselle mee s i in Ko lenz Starting its life in the Swiss Alps, this exceptional waterway is the lifeblood of Basel, where it has long been a major transportation route. Functioning as a border between the fairytale-like landscapes of western Germany and France’s Alsace, it meanders through steep vine-clad hillsides, past age-old castles and medieval towns, until it reaches the Netherlands, ending its journey in the North Sea. Reaching over 760 miles, this magical waterway inevitably picks up a number of major cities along the way. Cosmopolitan, quirky and enigmatic Amsterdam is the first stop on many of our Rhine, Main and Moselle river cruise itineraries, while Basel, Strasbourg and Cologne, all call its banks home. Founded as trading posts, they have since flourished into the major cities they are today.

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As you journey to some of Europe’s oldest settlements, stories of former monarchs, legends of wicked rock formations and vineyards that have been producing some of the continent’s best wines for centuries, come to life. Museums pay homage to decades of culture and the modern world respects its elder counterparts. The perfect route for history buffs, whether architecture, art, music or science is your passion.

Experience some of the oldest and most fascinating cities as you sail through the ‘heart of Europe’ where rich history, inimitable landscapes and proud cultures have thrived for years, and will continue to do so for many more.

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We were very impressed! “I had cruised the Rhine before but this was my first with Emerald Waterways. The crew always went the extra mile. The food was excellent, as was the service and entertainment. The ship also had a pool with a relaxing area to sit and converse with friends.” Heibs

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The Dutch capital may be small, but it certainly packs a lot of personality. Recognised for its artistic heritage and postcard-worthy narrow terraced houses with gabled facades - a nod to the Golden Age – the romantic cobbled streets and winding canal system reminds you of a simpler time. An eclectic museum district attracts fans of anything from history and art, to science and culture, while visits to cosy coffee shops, unique bars and excellent restaurants can be navigated easily by bicycle or along the central waterways, just as a local would.

In Germany’s Rhine region, the quaint town of Rüdesheim is surrounded by soaring hills lathered in Riesling producing vineyards. Ancient fortresses and monuments to the country’s past speckle the dramatic landscape, beneath which snug wine bars and garden taverns offer cups of Rüdesheimer coffee or glasses of regional wine. A visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum showcases three centuries of musical instruments, from self-playing music boxes to a gigantic piano-orchestrion.

At over 2,000 years old, Koblenz is one of Germany’s oldest cities. With much cultural diversity to explore, museums that celebrate everything from 20th century French art to archaeology embellish the winding streets. Ancient history is brought to life 118 metres above the Rhine river, at the spectacular Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, via the contrastingly modern Koblenz cable car. The second-largest preserved fortress in Europe, it dates back to the year 1000 and is now home to the Landesmuseum Koblenz, the Ehrenmal des Heeres army monument and the Koblenz youth hostel.

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Rhine River

Explore modern and quintessential Holland on a glass-top canal boat cruise, before sailing the countryside witnessing windmills and tulip fields. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cologne and the juxtaposition of ancient Koblenz, continuing upstream to Heidelberg for a wine-tasting. Soak up Strasbourg’s beautiful architecture on a guided tour and, in Breisach, attend a Black Forest gateau presentation with tasting, and visit a typical Black Forest village.

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■ Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports or travel via Eurostar and rail.

A guided tour of Strasbourg.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

A Black Forest Gateau presentation and tasting.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

meral ACTIVE A guided bike tour to Waterland. A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg. A guided hike through the Black Forest.

meral EXCURSIONS 5 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ Complimentary on-board bicycles. ■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn meral EXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

A guided tour of Strasbourg

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

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a 1 UK – Amsterdam Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available. Upon arrival in Amsterdam, you will be met and transferred from the airport to board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Meals: Dinner

a 2 Amsterdam Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world-class museums, theatres and cafés. This morning, you can decide to either enjoy a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s winding canal system or a guided bike tour. Upon returning to the ship, your first day of sailing will take you through the Dutch countryside, passing windmills as an introduction to quintessential Holland, towards the Rhine River. Tonight, the captain will host a gala dinner.

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Founded by the Romans in 50 AD, Cologne is over 2,000 years old, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities. Famous for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic cathedral, visible from almost every angle in the city centre, join your guide and explore the city, including the Old Town with its beautiful squares, historical monuments and contrasting contemporary architecture. During your free time, visit a local market before returning to your ship. A guided city walking tour Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a tour and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during World War II. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle.

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A guided bike tour to Waterland A canal cruise Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Continue upstream to the town of Mannheim, located in the southwest of Germany, at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. Here, you will visit the medieval town of Heidelberg on an included guided tour. Famous for capturing the hearts of international tourists, it has much to offer, with charm and character in abundance. One of its main attractions is the castle, perched on Mount Königstuhl, as well as the Old Bridge. Learn about the intriguing past of the 700-year-old fortress as you peruse its grounds in the company of your magnificent tour guide.

A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg A guided tour of Heidelberg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Once docked in Kehl you will be transferred by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region. As the formal seat of European Parliament, its culture and architecture boast a blend of German and French influences, including the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame with its 142m high spire. Your included guided walking tour will incorporate the Grande Île and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre, known for its medieval black and white timber-framed and Baroque sandstone buildings, old tanning houses, canals and river locks. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring Strasbourg. A guided tour of Strasbourg

Explore this ancient German city, including the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which boasts exquisite views of the city and the river.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A Moselle & Cochem Castle visit Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine-side town of Basel, the centre for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available. Meals: Breakfast

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*These departures operate in reverse order from Basel to Amsterdam. ^This departure is a Christmas Markets river cruise, please see pages 96-97 for further details. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

11-Day Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich from £2,445 er erson Extend your Jewels of the Rhine river cruise with a stay in Lucerne and Zurich. Preserved medieval architecture and snow-capped mountains make for the most spectacular of settings for two of your three-night stays in Lucerne. Staying at the excellently located Hotel Monopol, you’ll enjoy a guided city tour, before moving onwards to Zurich for an overnight stay at the modern Crowne Plaza.

■ Two nights at Hotel Monopol, Lucerne

or similar ■ One night at Crowne Plaza, Zurich or similar ■ Breakfast daily ■ Included guided city tour of Lucerne

and Zurich ■ Coach transfer from Basel ■ Transfers to and from the airport

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Rhine River

Your journey through Germany and France includes a visit to Rüdesheim to see Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. While ancient Koblenz and Mannheim’s beautifully diverse architecture will be sure to amaze, as will your following exploration of the picturesque spa town of Baden-Baden in the southwest of the Black Forest. Take a coach to the Alsace capital Strasbourg and cross the border into France on a visit to Colmar, before heading home from Basel.

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Entrance to The Baden-Baden Casino.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

A canal boat tour in Strasbourg.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

meral ACTIVE A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg. A guided hike to Altes Schloss in Baden-Baden. A guided bike tour to Colmar.

meral EXCURSIONS 5 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ Complimentary on-board bicycles. ■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn meral EXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

A guided bike tour to Colmar

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. Welcome to Frankfurt, where you will be met and transferred to your luxury Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, you’ll join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

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Continue sailing to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. Visit the medieval town of Heidelberg, with its impressive castle overlooking the town. Enjoy free time to explore Heidelberg before returning to the ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing.

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Cruise to Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river, part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and used as the headquarters for the American military during World War II. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing castles, vineyards and the infamous Lorelei Statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle. A tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Renowned for producing some of the best wines, we treat you to a tasting of the areas delectable wine produce. A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg A guided tour of Heidelberg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Once docked in Kehl, you will be transferred by coach to Strasbourg, the capital of France’s Alsace Region, and official seat of the European Parliament. In Strasbourg, embark on a canal tour by Batorama. Pass by the famous Petite France and tanners’ quarter, the Covered Bridges, the Vauban dam and the Neustadt imperial quarter, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. A canal boat tour in Strasbourg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guaranteeing exquisite views, you can enjoy the art and culture, as well as each individual elegant boutique along the historic Kurhaus Colonnade. Alternatively, you can embark on a guided hike to the castle (Altes Schloss) for views of Baden-Baden, the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley from the lookout point. Entrance to The Baden-Baden Casino

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Today, you’ll have the choice to commence your magical morning with a tour to Colmar, a town in the Grand Est region of north-eastern France. Your guided city tour will take you past the Unterlinden Museum, the Maison des Têtes, Minster of St. Marti, and the Little Venice Quarter. The city is on the Alsace Wine Route and local vineyards specialise in Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines.

You may choose to embark on a guided bike ride to Colmar, passing by the beautiful Alsacean landscapes, before being transferred back to Breisach after some time to explore. A guided bike tour A guided tour of Colmar Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Welcome to Basel, the centre for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. Meals: Breakfast

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*These departures operate in reverse order from Basel to Mainz. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

10-Day Majestic Rhine with Berlin from £2,365 er erson Extend your Majestic Rhine river cruise with a stay at the Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre, you will enjoy breakfast before a guided city tour of the intriguing German capital. Closely located to transport links and many main attractions, like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building, immerse yourself in this historic city, as its numerous landmarks, monuments, museums and bars bring it to life.

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Two nights at Crowne Plaza, Berlin or similar Breakfast daily Guided city tour Transfers to and from the airport Near to the Brandenburg Gate A short distance from the Reichstag building Close to inner-city transport links

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Rhine & Moselle Rivers

Medieval Bavaria is brought to life during excursions to UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns, where fascinating fortresses tell military tales. Wine-lovers will relish a journey to the centre of the Franconian wine country to taste local produce in the beautiful setting of the Bishop’s Cellar in Würzburg, before an insightful on-board lecture on regional wine. And in Bernkastel, as a fitting conclusion to your trip, you’ll be invited to taste the town’s finest wines within a truly majestic surrounding.

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■ Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports.

A regional wine lecture on board.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

A wine-tasting in Bernkastel.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

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■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ Complimentary on-board bicycles. ■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn meral EXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

A guided hike around Miltenberg

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

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Historic house in Miltenberg

Nuremberg to Frankfurt Departing August & September 2020 Day 1 UK – Munich – Nuremberg Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport.

Day 3 Würzburg

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Known as the ‘Pearl of the Romantic Road’, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bishop’s Cellar, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate Baroque palaces with a unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing three–dimensional stuccowork.

Today, enjoy a guided tour with the opportunity to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during World War II. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle.

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Upon arrival at Munich Airport, you’ll transfer to Nuremberg to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, to be welcomed by your captain and crew. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Bamberg Relax on board this morning as we cruise to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritagelisted city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. The town centre is the largest preserved Old Quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old Garden Quarter form a special cultural heritage. This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. A  guided tour of Bamberg with local tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

EmeraldEXCURSION Venture down into the expansive tunnels of the Würzburg Residenz and enjoy the wines of one of the most beautiful wine cellars in the world.  alking tour of Würzburg and a visit W to the Bishop’s Cellar Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 Wertheim – Miltenberg Start your day with free time to explore the medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim, before travelling to Miltenberg for an included tour or a guided hike. Marvel at Miltenberg’s Old Town, with its well-preserved half-timbered buildings and the Gothic Merchant Hall, an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic.

Explore the German city of Koblenz, home of the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Witness the exquisite views of the city and the river from an elevated view. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Cochem Today, enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning you will have a guided walk and the opportunity to visit the Reichsburg Castle. This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

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Dating back to 3000 BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Or, take part in a guided bike tour of the area. A wine-tasting in Bernkastel

A walking tour of Bernkastel

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£2,395 £1,895 £2,545 £2,045 £3,145 £2,645 £3,045 £2,545 £3,295 £2,795 £3,395 £2,895 £3,945 £3,445 £4,595 £4,095

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£2,495 £1,995 £2,645 £2,145 £3,245 £2,745 £3,145 £2,645 £3,395 £2,895 £3,495 £2,995 £4,045 £3,545 £4,695 £4,195

*These departures operate in reverse order from Bernkastel to Nuremberg. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

11-Day Legendary Rhine & Moselle with Prague from £2,295 er erson Extend your Legendary Rhine & Moselle river cruise with a stay In the centrally located Hotel Grandium, you’ll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany.

Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar Breakfast daily Dinner & entertainment Coach transfer between Nuremberg and Prague ■ Included guided walking tour of Prague ■ Optional DiscoverMORE, Taste of Czechia ■ Transfers to and from the airport ■ ■ ■ ■

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Rhine River

A vibrant celebration of all things quintessentially Dutch, Amsterdam’s winding canals and a trip to Keukenhof Gardens are the perfect start to your river cruise. View traditional windmills en-route along the river towards Cologne, where a guided excursion will introduce you to its spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic cathedral. Discover even more of archaic Germany in Koblenz, Mannheim and Heidelberg, before crossing the border into Strasbourg and concluding in the Black Forest, where a visit to a typical village and a gateau presentation and tasting is sure to inspire.

Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam

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A visit to Keukenhof Gardens.

■ Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports or travel via Eurostar and rail.

A wine-tasting in Heidelberg.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

A guided tour of Strasbourg.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

A Black Forest Gateau presentation and tasting.

meral ACTIVE A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg. A guided hike through the Black Forest.

meral EXCURSIONS 4 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ Complimentary on-board bicycles. ■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn meral EXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

A guided hike through the Black Forest

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

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Continue upstream to the town of Mannheim, located in the southwest of Germany. Here, you will visit the medieval town of Heidelberg on an included guided tour. Famous for capturing the hearts of international tourists, it has much to offer, with charm and character in abundance. One of its main attractions is the castle, perched on Mount Kõnigstuhl, as well as the Old Bridge. Learn about the intriguing past of the 700-year-old fortress as you peruse its grounds in the company of your magnificent tour guide. A wine-tasting in Heidelberg A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

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Founded by the Romans in 50 AD, Cologne is over 2,000 years old, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities. Famous for its UNESCO World–Heritage-listed Gothic cathedral, visible from almost every angle in the city centre, join your guide and explore the city, including the Old Town with its beautiful squares, historical monuments and contrasting contemporary architecture. During your free time, shop for handicrafts or visit a local market before returning to your ship.

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Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a tour and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during World War II. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle. A Tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

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Once docked in Kehl you will be transferred by coach across the river to Strasbourg. As the formal seat of European Parliament, its culture and architecture boast a blend of German and French influences, including the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame with its 142m high spire. Your included guided walking tour will incorporate the Grande Île and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre. Your afternoon is free to explore the city.

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Moselle & Cochem Castle visit Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Strasbourg promises much in the way of beautiful architecture. Notice the German influences, as a result of its close proximity, and witness the daily show at the Astronomical Clock, with sweeping views of the Rhine.

A visit to the ‘Garden of Europe’ is sure to delight as the multicoloured carpet of flowers stretches as far as the eye can see. A must-visit while in the Netherlands. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine-side town of Basel, the centre for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available. Meals: Breakfast

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Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

11-Day Tulips & the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich from £2,345 er erson Extend your Tulips & the Rhine river cruise with a stay in Lucerne and Zurich. Preserved medieval architecture and snow-capped mountains make for the most spectacular of settings for two of your three-night stays in Lucerne. Staying at the excellently located Hotel Monopol, you’ll enjoy a guided city tour, before moving onwards to Zurich for an overnight stay at the modern Crowne Plaza.

■ Two nights at Hotel Monopol, Lucerne

or similar ■ One night at Crowne Plaza, Zurich or similar ■ Breakfast daily ■ Included guided city tour of Lucerne

and Zurich ■ Coach transfer from Basel ■ Transfers to and from the airport

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Rhine River

A fascinating trip through time, this wonderful itinerary acknowledges the history of working Dutch communities, dating as far back as the 13th century, before an excursion to the Storm Surge Barrier exemplifies the excellence of modern technology. Discover what attracts art-lovers to Antwerp’s intriguing medieval heart, before technicolour Amsterdam and Keukenhof Gardens create a lasting impression on the senses.

Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam

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A tour of the Delta Works project.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

A visit to Keukenhof Gardens.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

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meral EXCURSIONS 4 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ Complimentary on-board bicycles. ■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn meral EXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

A guided bike tour of Veere

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

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This morning you’ll venture to Zaanse Schans, which is one of the highlights of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam. This vibrant and stunning living and working community dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries, with many farms, factories and windmills. Clog painting on board

Nowadays, this modern and cosmopolitan city attracts many visitors to cycle around its sleek buildings and old-style Dutch houses. Be sure to see the statue of renowned philosopher and writer Erasmus von Rotterdam, peruse the Museum District and visit the new Markthal for a wonderfully diverse selection of stalls serving various cuisines. In your free time you could take a water taxi to the Steam Ship Rotterdam or SS Rotterdam Hotel, for amazing views of the city, or visit the ‘Man Without Heart’ statue, a symbolic bronze sculpture referring to the effects of World War II. A tour of Rotterdam with local tasting A visit to a Delft pottery factory

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After a relaxing morning spent sailing through the Dutch waterways, passing wonderful windmills and quaint traditional villages, you will arrive in Arnhem. Most famous for its great battle during World War II and its iconic bridge, where the British forces were captured. You will tour the Airborne Museum Hartenstein which is dedicated to the 1944 Battle of Arnhem. The main building was the headquarters of the British command during the battle, and now houses exhibits of military uniforms and weapons.

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With its humble beginnings as a fishing village in the 13th century, Rotterdam became an industrial power until it was damaged during World War II. After its reconstruction, it became the only city in the Netherlands with a skyline, and now houses the largest European port.

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A guided bike tour of Arnhem A guided tour with a bit of a difference. You’ll be able to witness the series of construction projects built to protect the land from flooding. A truly awe-inspiring feat of engineering. A guided bike tour of Veere Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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This morning visit Keukenhof Gardens, the most beautiful spring garden in the world and Europe’s largest. Situated in the heart of the tulip farm area of Holland, it boasts incredible displays of different flowers and plants, with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths filling over 79 acres with colour and fragrance. After lunch, you will have free time to explore Amsterdam.

Amsterdam – UK

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available. Meals: Breakfast

A visit to Keukenhof Gardens Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

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Rhône & Saône Rivers

Vive la France

Great for Foodies

Few countries inspire travellers quite like France, a ul ure o ele an e an ne uisine e is s i e mos i ures ue o a k ro s an e uisi e ar i e ure Journey south along the Rhône and Saône as you navigate between Lyon and Arles, via Chalon-sur-Saône and Avignon, exploring all things quintessentially French. Cut a dramatic course through the mountain ranges and world-class wine estates, as ancient castle ruins dot the riverbanks, offering an insight into the charming past of this beautiful country. Dreamy days spent along these beautiful waterways give you a whole new perspective on the region, providing the most relaxing way to experience its vibrant cities, market towns and quaint river villages, all in one. Our Emerald Liberté Star-Ship has been specially commissioned to effortlessly mirror the breath-taking beauty of the French countryside, boasting a range of contemporary innovations, luxurious amenities and generous inclusions you’d expect from a world-class hotel. Authentic dining experiences and a level of service that’s second-to-none combine to provide a wonderful setting from which to enjoy the unfolding landscapes.

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You’ll have so much opportunity to taste your way around France, whether you’re trying indulgent Lyonnais food in a traditional Bouchon or journeying to the centre of Burgundy’s wine region. And on board, you’ll be invited to try a selection of locally sourced cheese and olives, before celebrating Provençal cuisine prepared by esteemed chef, Fabien Morreale, on board your Star-Ship.

For details of availability and our latest offers visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk


Another Emerald Waterways success story! “My Husband and I decided to explore the South of France on a Rhône and Saône river cruise. All in all, we would definitely go again and have no hesitation in recommending Emerald Waterways to our friends.” e ica21

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Avignon

Arles

Widely considered the world’s gastronomic capital, since 2014 Lyon has risen to rival Nice and Strasbourg as France’s second city. Fine restaurants promise exquisite food, while local bouchons showcase authentic dishes in cosy quarters and tea rooms and coffee shops satisfy the sweet tooth. The newly excavated remains of the Roman city of Lugdunum, with its amphitheatre, evokes memories of former rule and, the iconic white stone of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière shimmers in all its neo-Byzantine glory, offering some of the best views of the city.

In France’s stunning Provençal region on the left bank of the Rhône River, Avignon is brimming with history and beauty. At the city’s heart, the Place de l’Horloge boasts the 19th century city hall and the municipal theatre, and is a common meeting place for locals. The equally as impressive Place du Palais encompasses three of the city’s main attractions. The Palais-desPapes, the largest Gothic palace in the world, the Hotel des Monnaires, with its wonderful façade, and the Rocher des Doms, providing unrivalled views of the river and Le Pont D’Avignon.

Arles was once France’s largest city and the Provincial capital of Ancient Rome, reminders of which remain in the form of the amphitheatre, built in 90 AD. Now a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, it was originally built to hold 20,000 as the setting for centuries of battles, chariot races and performances. Unsurprisingly, the city has been known to inspire artists, such as Van Gogh, who chose the city as his home for a productive year, during which he created much, inspired by the various locations his curiosity was drawn to.

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Rhône & Saône Rivers

It is no surprise that the South of France is recognised as the birthplace of photography, its unrivalled beauty comprises the finest examples of French 15th century architecture, with Roman ruins and sun-soaked vineyards nestled at the foot of colossal mountain ranges. Journey to the country’s gastronomic heartbeat, Lyon, before enjoying an authentic Provençal dinner on board, hosted by renowned French chef, Fabien Morreale.

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon

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A cheese and olive tasting on board.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

Provençal dinner on board with Fabien Morreale.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

meral ACTIVE A guided bike tour of Lyon. A guided bike tour to Glun. A guided hike through the vineyards of Tournon. An active walk through Avignon.

meral EXCURSIONS 6 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ Complimentary on-board bicycles. ■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn meral EXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

An active walk through Avignon

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

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A guided bike tour A guided tour of Lyon Visit to Pérouges Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Chalon–sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and as the centre of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune and visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the finest examples of French 15th–century architecture. It’s now a museum and has become a symbol of Burgundy. A cheese and olive tasting on board

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France’s third-largest city, Lyon is a former Roman capital, steeped in history and considered the gastronomic heartbeat of the country. Today, embark on a guided city tour, which starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then pass by the recently re–discovered Roman amphitheatre and walk through the cobbled streets of the old town, including the secret laneways. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour of Lyon.

Tournon

Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th century castle and Roman ruins, and is nestled in the valley near the steep slopes of le Massif Central, France’s third-largest mountain range. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing centre of Tain l’Hermitage across the river.

Arrive in Viviers, a town with much Middle-Age flair and home of one of France’s oldest cathedrals. Join an included tour exploring its architectural heritage. A guided tour of Viviers A guided tour of Grignan Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Avignon

Avignon has a rich history, from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Pope and central to the French Revolution. Although a fortified town, it is the Papal Palace which stands more secure on a hill in the centre of town, its walls 17–18 feet thick. Your guide will take you through this historic centre with its cobbled laneways and shops, overlooking the famous ‘Pont d’Avignon’. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.

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A regional wine lecture on board A guided bike tour to Glun A guided hike through the vineyards A guided tour of Tournon

Finalist of the French culinary programme, Top Chef, Fabien Morreale will be joining us on board for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, celebrating authentic Provençal cuisine.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

An active walk through Avignon A guided tour of Avignon A guided tour to Pont du Gard Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Visit the former almshouse in Beaune, founded by Nicolas Rolin in 1443. Once a hospital for the poor, notice the shimmering colours of the exquisite roof. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure, either relaxing on board or exploring Arles further.

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Sail into the capital of Provence, Arles. Here you will join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city, in particular the 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre still in use today. Originally it was built to hold 20,000 spectators in the style of the Colosseum in Rome.

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A guided tour of Arles with arena visit Tour to Les Baux Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Arles – Marseille - UK

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Marseille airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available. Meals: Breakfast

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May 9, 16*, 23, 30*

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*These departures operate in reverse order from Arles to Lyon. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

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Two nights at Crowne Plaza Republique Breakfast daily One dinner at the hotel Guided bus tour of Paris and Seine TGV Train transfer between Paris and Lyon Transfers to and from the airport

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Three nights at Splendid Hotel & Spa or similar Breakfast daily One dinner at the hotel Coach transfer between Arles and Nice Included guided bus tour of Nice & Monte Carlo Transfers to and from the airport

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Douro River

The golden river Rusty golden rooftops and sun-drenched vineyards provide the perfect accompaniment to your river cruise down the beautiful Douro. The third-largest river in the Iberian Peninsula, it stretches over 800km, 112 of which make up the border between Spain and Portugal. The steep patchwork green banks are home to vineyards and wine estates, or quintas, which have been producing the country’s signature fortified wine, Port, for centuries. You’ll be able to pick out each unique placard locating the company’s residences, as they dot the awe-inspiring landscape of the Douro Valley, where endless beauty seemingly stretches on forever.

Great for wine lovers

Where better to enjoy a delectable glass of wine than on the premises in which it began its life? The sunshine truly brings the flavours of the Douro to life, whether it’s one of the region’s renowned table wines or a glass of Port that catches your eye.

You’ll travel in contemporary luxury on board Emerald Radiance, our most intimate Star-Ship to date, where comfort and innovation combine with a wealth of world-class amenities. Purpose-built to suit the Portuguese climate, the ship’s plentiful open-air spaces provide the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the passing scenery or a cold drink. You’ll also find our spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck, for a relaxing dip under the Iberian sky.

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We felt like VIPs “The Emerald Radiance and its staff were superb. The food, the wine, the view… sublime. And the tours were interesting and well organised. Lush views from the Horizon Bar & Lounge at breakfast and personal attention from the cruise director made us feel really valued, while knowing that they lavished such attention on every other guest on board.” Celtic Nomad

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At the mouth of the Douro, Portugal’s second-largest city is recognised primarily for its production of Port wine. Its centre has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site since 1996, encouraging historians, creatives, gastronomes and shoppers alike. Its popular district, the Ribeira, boasts authentic cafés and bars, as narrow cobbled streets lead off in search of the riverbank, where traditional Fado bands serenade a passing audience. And, no visit to Portugal would be complete without calling at a wine cellar to taste its Port, of which there is plenty to choose from.

In northwest Spain, just an hour coach drive from the Portuguese border, Salamanca, or the ‘The Golden One’, is a true spectacle not to be overlooked. Its historic UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre boasts beautiful plazas and pedestrian-only streets, as well as ancient architecture constructed in sandstone. A unique food scene, supplied fresh from the surrounding mountains and countryside, is certain to excite the taste buds after an awe-inspiring day acquainting yourself with the rich cultural heritage of this beautiful city.

This picturesque village in northern Portugal lies close to the Pocinho Dam and the Douro River. Its serene waters welcome the adventurous for canoeing experiences, guided by expert locals. The region is dotted with stunning rural wine estates, producing some of the area’s highly regarded wines, making the most beautiful of settings for special dinners, something you’ll be lucky enough to attend yourself. And, archaeology enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to visit the Côa Valley Museum, home to some of the most important Palaeolithic open-air art in the world.

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Douro River

A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro has long been the country’s lifeline. Leaving the pastel-coloured metropolis of Porto, navigate a path through the country’s enchanting countryside. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper distant horizons and charming townships lay hidden in the rural hillsides. Salamanca glows myriad colours both day and night and canoeing experiences in Pocinho introduce a new perspective on the Douro.

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Cruise from Porto to Porto

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A sunset cruise through Porto.

■ Return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports.

A Portuguese cooking demonstration on board.

■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

A Port wine cocktail lesson on board.

■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

A Casa Painova product tasting on board. A highlight dinner hosted at a traditional rural wine estate in Régua. A mosaic tile painting lesson on board. Tuna music band in Salamanca.

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■ 19 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

A guided walk through the vineyards.

■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

An active walk Porto.

■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

Climb the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. A guided canoeing excursion on the Douro.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS 5 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee cover. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers. ■ ABTA and ATOL protected.

Plus we include all tips, saving you £235 per couple on this cruise

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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Departing ril ove ber Return economy flights from one of up to 9 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. Welcome to Porto. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board. A sunset cruise through Porto Meals: Dinner

a 2 Porto – Pinhão Today, enjoy a full day sailing the Douro Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, this area is sparsely populated by small, quaint villages and communities, as well as working vineyards and small farms. Take part in a cooking demonstration on board, before your Cruise Director hosts a lecture showcasing the history of the food and wine culture in the region. Later this afternoon, you’ll arrive in the village of Pinhão, situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides and known for producing some of the world’s best Port. During your time sailing, take part in an on-board yoga class to help you unwind. Tonight, your captain will host a welcome dinner and cocktail reception. A Portuguese cooking demonstration on board Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A guided walk through the vineyards A visit to Quinta do Tedo Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Founded in Roman times, the city of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritagelisted site, is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Board your coach this morning in Vega de Terrón and travel to this beautiful golden city for a guided walking tour. Passing through its grand squares and medieval structures, you will feel like you’re stepping back in time. Tapas bars feature on every street and traditional Spanish music trickles out of buzzing bars and restaurants. You’ll have free time to explore before returning to the ship in the afternoon.

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Take to the water on a canoeing excursion with expert guides, inviting you to really experience this truly magnificent river for yourself. A fun and exciting activity, never to be forgotten. A visit to the Côa Valley Museum Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Today, on an included excursion, you will visit the marvellous Baroque village of Lamego and the picturesque Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary. A mosaic tile painting lesson on board Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies

Enjoy local entertainment from a Tuna music band

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A guided tour of Salamanca Meals: Breakfast and dinner

a 5 Pocinho – Régua This morning, arrive in Pocinho where you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a canoeing excursion or to visit the Côa Valley Museum. Later, return to your ship for lunch and enjoy your idyllic surroundings as you sail towards Régua. During this time, you can take part in a Casa Painova tasting on board. A Casa Painova product tasting on board

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A rural dinner with entertainment at Quinta da Pacheca

Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful Quinta Vineyard in the heart of the Douro Valley for a tour. Alternatively, embark on an included guided walk through local vineyards, before returning to your ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing to Vega de Terrón, your gateway into Spain.

EmeraldACTIVE

In Northern Portugal, the elegant town of Lamego boasts much Baroque influence. Located on the hill of St. Stephen, visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, a formidable Catholic church, boasting an impressive 686 step external staircase.

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During your free time, perhaps visit one of the specially adapted wine cellars and learn about the long-adapted craft of creating port.

A visit to Mateus Manor House with wine tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Its most famous export is of course fortified wine, and the hillside across from the city centre features numerous wine caves and tasting boutiques in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia.

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A guided tour of Porto An excursion to Guimarães

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A guided walking tour

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Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

LIMITED TIME OFFER – 2020 RIVER CRUISES AT 2019 PRICES Save up to £1,000 per couple and enjoy €250 per cabin to spend on board Riviera Deck 2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EPDC

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May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

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Jul 4, 11, 18, 25

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Aug 1, 8, 15, 22

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Sep 5, 12, 26

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Oct 3, 17

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Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 102 to 111.

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Two nights at Melia Madrid Serrano or similar Breakfast daily One dinner at the hotel Guided city tour of Madrid Flight transfer between Porto and Madrid Transfers to and from the airport

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Christmas Market River Cruises

Europe during the winter is unlike anywhere in the world, as the gingerbread stalls and row-upon-row of twinkling fairylights welcome the festive period. Visit the home of the Christmas markets we’ve all come to know and love, as you celebrate Yuletide as the Germans, Austrians and Hungarians do. Sip glßhwein, treat yourself to traditional snacks and shop for unique souvenirs to take home for your loved ones, with the awe-inspiring backdrop of some of the most iconic architecture on the continent.

Vienna Christmas Markets

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LIMITED TIME OFFER – 2020 RIVER CRUISES AT 2019 PRICES Save up to £1,000 per couple and enjoy €250 per cabin to spend on board

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This special festive twist on our classic itinerary down the Danube makes time for explorations of quirky Budapest, a traditional lunch with Slovakian locals, and marvelling at Vienna’s iconic architecture. All before perusing the Christmas markets of Regensburg, highly regarded as ‘one of the loveliest’.

See Danube Delights river cruise (pages 44-47) for detailed itinerary and map. Vista Deck

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Amsterdam Cruising

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Melk – Dürnstein

Christmas in Europe is like something from a fairy-tale. Experience Budapest, Vienna, Regensburg and Nuremberg at their festive best during visits to their enchanting Christmas markets. Add a festive twist to your river cruise through Hungary, Holland and Germany on this 15-day yuletide adventure. See Splendours of Europe river cruise (pages 38-43) for detailed itinerary and map. 2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWXS

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To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk or contact your local travel agent

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you an e i e i ma ni en part of Europe to explore next, we’ve designed four combination cruises, consisting of two itineraries that will complement each other greatly.

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Amsterdam to Bucharest

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Nuremberg to Bucharest

Tour code: EWNU

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Amsterdam

Nuremberg

GERMANY

Cologne Rhine Gorge

GERMANY

Miltenberg Rüdesheim Bamberg Wertheim Nuremberg Würzburg Passau 14 Regensburg Dürnstein SLOVAKIA Bratislava Melk Vienna Budapest AUSTRIA

Munich

Regensburg 7 Passau Dürnstein SLOVAKIA Linz Bratislava Melk Vienna Budapest AUSTRIA HUNGARY

Kalocsa Osijek

HUNGARY

Kalocsa

CROATIA

Osijek

8

SERBIA

Vidin

Veliko Tarnovo

SERBIA

Bucharest

1

Iron Gates

Belgrade

Kostolac

1 Bucharest

Iron Gates

Belgrade

ROMANIA

Kostolac

8

ROMANIA

CROATIA

Vidin

Giurgiu Rousse Arbanasi

Veliko Tarnovo

Giurgiu Rousse Arbanasi

BULGARIA

BULGARIA

UK – Amsterdam

Day 14 Budapest

Day 1

Day 15 Budapest

Day 2 Regensburg

Day 13 Vidin

Day 16 Kalocsa

Day 3 Passau – Linz

Day 17 Osijek

Day 4 Melk – Dürnstein

Day 14 Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo

Day 18 Belgrade

Day 5 Vienna

Day 19 Donji Milanovac

Day 6 Bratislava

Day 20 Vidin

Day 7 Budapest Day 8 Budapest

Day 8 Nuremberg

Day 21 Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi

Day 9 Kelheim – Regensburg

Day 22 Giurgiu – Bucharest

Day 10 Passau – Linz

Day 23 Bucharest – UK

Day 1

Day 2 Amsterdam Cruising Day 3 Cologne Day 4 Rüdesheim Day 5 Miltenberg – Wertheim Day 6 Würzburg Day 7 Bamberg

Day 11 Melk – Dürnstein Day 12 Vienna Day 13 Bratislava

UK – Nuremberg

Day 12 Donji Milanovac

Day 15 Giurgiu – Bucharest Day 16 Bucharest – UK

Day 9 Kalocsa Day 10 Osijek Day 11 Belgrade Combining our Danube Delights (P.44) & Enchantment of Eastern Europe (P.56) itineraries

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For details of availability and our latest offers visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk


15-Day Three Rivers Discovery

15-Day Rhine & Rhône

Porto to Arles

Amsterdam to Arles

Tour code: EFPC

Tour code: EWAR NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam 7

Cologne GERMANY Douro River

Porto

Koblenz

Beaune Chalon-Sur-Saône

Régua Pocinho Vega de Terrón Pinhão Salamanca

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7

PORTUGAL SPAIN

Mannheim

Saône River

Lyon Rhône River

Viviers Avignon Arles

FRANCE

Tournon FRANCE

Beaune Chalon-sur-Saône

Marseille

Saône River

Lyon

Basel 7

Viviers Avignon Arles

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Pinhão – Vega de Terrón

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Vega de Terrón – Salamanca

a 5 Pocinho – Régua a

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UK – Amsterdam

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Marseille

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a 2 Amsterdam

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Avignon

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Arles

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To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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River cruise information It’s important to us that you feel completely informed before you travel, so we’ve answered a selection of our frequently asked questions, including anything from water levels and deck plans, to clothing advice and travel insurance. If we’ve missed something, please visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/faq or call us on 0800 270 7017 and we’ll be happy to help. Or, if you think of something while you’re on board, our friendly crew will always be on hand to assist, day or night.


River cruise guarantee On every Emerald Waterways European river cruise you’ll be automatically covered, at no extra cost, for any delays or cancellations that occur due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or strikes. We appreciate that you’ve invested a lot in your holiday and want to ensure your complete peace-of-mind when travelling with us. This river cruise guarantee is designed to give you comfort and assurance in the event of any unforeseen or unusual circumstances which may prevent you from cruising, as opposed to those which may cause minor delays or deviations.

For more information on our River Cruise Guarantee visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/riverguarantee

Helpful information WATER LEVELS

Cruise itineraries may be varied due to high or low water levels, flooding, lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond our control. If we’re unable to continue sailing certain rivers due to water level problems, we’ll do everything we can to minimise the impact it has on your holiday and make alternative arrangements for the rest of the itinerary. This could mean arranging coach transfers, organising ship swaps, providing hotel accommodation or finding alternative attractions to visit - all of which are weather dependent.

SUN DECK

The Sun Deck operational hours may be limited due to the passage through low bridges or other restrictions by local authorities. This may mean that the deck is completely closed for a period of sailing time on certain rivers.

DOUBLE DOCKING

In popular ports we will on occasion be required to dock next to other ships, which may mean accessing the shore via the Sun Deck, requiring you to ascend and descend stairs, this will not prevent you leaving the ship or your ability to get on and off.

HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide. To ensure your safety throughout your cruise, seek advice regarding your specific health requirements as early as possible. Further information can be found in the Department of Health leaflet T7.1 (Health Advice for Travellers) available from the Department of Health on 0207 210 4850, via its website; dh.gov.uk and from most Post Offices. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or mobility difficulties, you should inform us at the time of booking.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly advise you to take out adequate and appropriate travel insurance which includes cover against loss of deposit or cancellation fees. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on your cruise. It’s your responsibility to ensure that the cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your needs and the cost of the holiday.

MOBILITY

Emerald Waterways welcomes disabled guests but wishes all guests to understand that limitations could exist on board and during shore excursions. The lifts on our ships service three out of four decks, with access to the Sun Deck only possible using stairs. Under appropriate circumstances guests are welcome to use collapsible wheelchairs on board. Many tours are conducted from coaches, so guests need to be able to climb up and down the stairs to board. Some shore excursions may require movement over cobblestones or up and down stairs; accordingly, guests with limited mobility will require the services of a responsible companion to be travelling with them, since crew availability is limited. If you have any medical, physical or other special needs, please contact our travel advisors for further information.

ON-BOARD CURRENCY

On board your ship, any accounts can be paid in cash in Euros or by credit or debit card.

CLOTHING

We recommend casual and comfortable clothing - for sightseeing and walking tours you’ll need comfortable shoes. For the winter months, you’ll need a warm coat, gloves and water-resistant footwear. Dinner is an informal affair; relaxed evening wear is perfect. On certain evenings such as the Welcome and Farewell Dinners, you might like to dress up.

WI-FI

Wi-Fi connection availability and speed will vary depending on where the ship is positioned and the number of users, Wi-Fi can be slow to use and there may be occasions when no signal is available.

PLUG SOCKETS AND VOLTAGE

On-board electricity is 220v and a European plug adaptor will be needed to use electrical items. All rooms have a hair dryer.

For more information and a full list of our frequently asked questions visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/faq

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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Star-Ship cabin plans

Star-Ship cabin plans Owner's One-Bedroom Suite CAT SA

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Our Owner’s One-Bedroom Suites boast their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the suite. A separate lounge area and outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather. These suites also include a selection of special features including a spacious bathroom, luxurious walk-in wardrobe and Nespresso™ machine. Your complimentary mini-bar is restocked daily and, so you can keep up-to-date with the latest news, you’ll have an iPad to use throughout your cruise. In order to offer you a more intimate dining experience, you can also order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in the privacy of your suite.

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Between 285ft2 (26.5m2) and 315ft2 (29.3m2) Outdoor private balcony with open-air system Separate bedroom and lounge area Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers Walk-in wardrobe Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Nespresso™ machine Complimentary Wi-Fi Use of an iPad Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Pillow menu Telephone Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite Four items of laundry a day Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Bedside table

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Vanity unit

Balcony

Sliding glass door

Bedside table

Sliding door room partition

Queen size bed

Flatscreen TV

Lounge

Shower

Spacious bathroom

Safe Walk-in wardrobe

Dresser Mini-bar

^On board Emerald Radiance, the layout of each Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite differs, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/star-ships

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For details of availability and our latest offers visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/star-ships


Your Riverview Suite

Emerald Riverview Suite ■

CAT RA

Guests sailing Portugal’s Douro on board Emerald Radiance will have the opportunity to book our Riverview Suite. Thoughtfully located at the back o es i oor- o- eilin in o s and our innovative indoor balcony sys em o ers en less vie s o e ma ni en lo a ions a line e riverbanks, at any time of day.

At 300ft2 (27.9m2), the size and layout of this wonderful suite is unique to the ship and features most of the fantastic inclusions you’d expect from the Emerald Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite. Enjoy hotel-style beds, a pillow menu, a Nespresso™ machine and a complimentary in-suite mini bar.

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300ft2 (27.9m2) Private balcony with open-air system Separate bedroom and lounge area Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers Walk-in wardrobe Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Nespresso™ machine Complimentary Wi-Fi Use of an iPad Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Pillow menu Telephone Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite Four items of laundry a day Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

Floor-to-ce iling glass

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Bedside table

Queen size bed

Floor-to-ceiling glass

Bedside table Walk in Wardrobe

Bathroom Bathtub Shower

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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Your Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Grand Balcony Suite ■

CAT S

Each of our Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso™ machine for that added home comfort, so that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on e al ony n or e er e s ar an nis o your evenin meal you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite.

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Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Balcony

Wardrobe

Grand Balcony Suites also offer a spacious outdoor balcony, allowing you to make the most of the beautiful landscapes and take in the fresh air. Should the weather take a turn for the worse, you needn’t worry because all it takes is the touch of a button and our state-of-the-art open-air system gets to work. The window rises from the balcony and encloses the area so that you can still sit out and admire the views together.

Between 207ft2 (19.3m2) and 210ft2 (19.5m2) Outdoor private balcony with open-air system Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers In-suite mini-bar available at own expense Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Nespresso™ machine Complimentary Wi-Fi Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Pillow menu Telephone Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite Two items of laundry a day

Sliding glass door

Dresser

Flatscreen TV

Mini-bar Safe

Bedside table

Queen size bed

Bedside table

Bathroom

Shower

Please note: Cabin 316 on the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle and cabin 308 on the Rhône and Saône have a slightly varied cabin layout.

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For details of availability and our latest offers visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/star-ships


Your Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite CAT P

CAT A

CAT R

CAT B

CAT C

e ve u every e or in o esi nin beautiful staterooms and suites, selecting the most elegant décor and furnishings to create a haven for you to relax in as you sail through the most picturesque landscapes. But, with our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite, we’ve gone one step further and created a completely new type of suite that’s unique to European river cruising.

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Between 160ft2 (14.9m2) and 180ft2 (16.7m2) Indoor balcony with open-air system Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Wi-Fi Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Telephone Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Mini-bar

These spectacular suites boast our revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs, generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the suite’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery, opening up the suite and bringing the outdoors in.

Wardrobe

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Bedside table

In our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites, you’ll find a mini-fridge, perfect for storing any gifts that need keeping cool, such as chocolates, confectionery or special local drinks. You can use your mini-fridge to keep your complimentary bottled water cool too. You’ll also find a safe for your valuables and plenty of storage.

Queen size bed

Safe Mini-bar

Dresser

Flatscreen TV

Bedside table

Shower

Bathroom

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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Emerald Stateroom CAT D

CAT E

Emerald Single Stateroom

CAT F

CAT ES

Bigger than the average standard staterooms on European rivers, an Emerald Stateroom provides excellent value for money.

Our Star-Ships on the Danube, Moselle, ine one o er o meral in le Staterooms featuring a picture window and a wealth of quality facilities.

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Between 153ft2 (14.3m2) and 170ft2 (15.8m2) Picture window Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Wi-Fi Telephone Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Mini-bar

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Between 105ft2 (9.8m2) and 117ft2 (10.9m2) Picture window Deluxe single bed Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Wi-Fi Telephone Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Mini-bar

Wardrobe

Picture window Mini-bar Safe

Dresser

Bedside table

Picture window Mini-bar Wardrobe Safe

Queen size bed

Bathroom

Flatscreen TV Single bed

Shower

Bedside table

Shower

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Bathroom

Bedside table Flatscreen TV

For details of availability and our latest offers visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk/star-ships


Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle deck plans Emerald Sky & Emerald Star Built: 2014

Sun Deck

Length: 443ft (135m)

Guests: 180

4

6

Cabins: 91

Crew Members: 51

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5

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

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Cabin Categories

115 111 109 107 105 103 101 115 111 109 107 105 103 101 117 115 111 109 107 105 103 101 117 115 111 109 107 105 103 101

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Horizon Deck

2

Size ft (m ) 2

2

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315ft2 (29.3m2)

3

CAT S

Grand Balcony Suite*

210ft2 (19.5m2)

4

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

5

Size ft2 (m2)

6

Vista Deck CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

8

Riviera Deck

9

15

237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 14 237 12 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 16 118 116119114117112115110 111108109 106107 104105102103 100101

Riviera Deck

CAT SA

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Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Navigation Bridge Sky Barbecue Golf Putting Green Games Area Retractable Glass Roof Walking Track Daytime Pool & Bar/Evening Cinema

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The Terrace Horizon Bar & Lounge Lift Reception Wellness Area Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant Hairdresser

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

162ft2 (15m2) 162ft2 (15m2) 117ft2 (10.9m2)

Balcony Balcony Balcony Bedroom

Bathroom Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 (29.3m2) CAT SA

210ft2 (19.5m2) CAT S

180ft2 (16.7m2) CAT A CAT B CAT C

162ft2 (15m2) CAT D CAT E

117ft2 (10.9m2) CAT ES

Important Information: On Emerald Sky and Emerald Star, cabin 202 has modified entry, bathroom configuration with personal assistance fittings and has no decked area with table and chairs. The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges. * Cabin 316 has a slightly varied layout.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle deck plans Emerald Dawn & Emerald Sun Built: 2015

Sun Deck

Length: 443ft (135m)

Guests: 180

4

6

Cabins: 91

Crew Members: 51

1

5

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 338329 336327 334325 332323 330321 326317 324315 322311320 318309 340331 328319 316 314 307 312 310 305 308 306 303 304 302 301

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Vista Deck

237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 14 237 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219

119 117 119 117 119 119

Cabin Categories

2

Size ft (m ) 2

2

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315ft2 (29.3m2)

3

CAT S

Grand Balcony Suite*

210ft2 (19.5m2)

4

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

5

Size ft2 (m2)

6

Vista Deck CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

8

Riviera Deck

11

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Horizon Deck

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Riviera Deck

CAT SA

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Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Navigation Bridge Sky Barbecue Golf Putting Green Games Area Retractable Glass Roof Walking Track Daytime Pool & Bar/Evening Cinema

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The Terrace Horizon Bar & Lounge Lift Reception Wellness Area Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant Hairdresser

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

162ft2 (15m2) 162ft2 (15m2) 117ft2 (10.9m2)

Balcony Balcony Balcony Bedroom

Bathroom Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 (29.3m2) CAT SA

210ft2 (19.5m2) CAT S

180ft2 (16.7m2) CAT A CAT B CAT C

162ft2 (15m2) CAT D CAT E

117ft2 (10.9m2) CAT ES

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges. * Cabin 316 has a slightly varied layout.

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Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle deck plans Emerald Destiny Built: 2017

Sun Deck

Length: 443ft (135m)

Guests: 180

4

6

Cabins: 91

Crew Members: 51

1

5

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 338329 336327 334325 332323 330321 326317 324315 322311320 318309 340331 328319 316 314 307 312 310 305 308 306 303 304 302 301

8

Vista Deck

237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 14 237 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219

119 117 119 117 119 119

Cabin Categories

2

Size ft (m ) 2

2

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315ft2 (29.3m2)

3

CAT S

Grand Balcony Suite*

210ft2 (19.5m2)

4

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

5

Size ft2 (m2)

6

Vista Deck CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

8

Riviera Deck

11

115 111 109 107 105 103 101 115 111 109 107 105 103 101 117 115 111 109 107 105 103 101 117 115 111 109 107 105 103 101

1

Horizon Deck

10

9

15

217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 12 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 16 118 116119114117112115110 111108109 106107 104105102103 100101

Riviera Deck

CAT SA

11

309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 13 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 234233 232231 230229 228227 224223 222221 220219218 216217214215212211210209 208 206 204 236235 226225 238237 202201 207 205 203

11

Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Navigation Bridge Sky Barbecue Golf Putting Green Games Area Retractable Glass Roof Walking Track Daytime Pool & Bar/Evening Cinema

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

The Terrace Horizon Bar & Lounge Lift Reception Wellness Area Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant Hairdresser

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

162ft2 (15m2) 162ft2 (15m2) 117ft2 (10.9m2)

Balcony Balcony Balcony Bedroom

Bathroom Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 (29.3m2) CAT SA

210ft2 (19.5m2) CAT S

180ft2 (16.7m2) CAT A CAT B CAT C

162ft2 (15m2) CAT D CAT E

117ft2 (10.9m2) CAT ES

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges. * Cabin 316 has a slightly varied layout.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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Rhône & Saône deck plans Emerald Liberté Built: 2017

Sun Deck

Length: 361ft (110m)

6

Guests: 136

4

Cabins: 69

Crew Members: 47

1

5

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 330 328 326 324 322 320 318316 316 314312 312 310 308 306 304 302 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 314 310 308 306 304 302 330 328 326 324 322 320 308 306 304 302 330 328 326 324 322 320 318318 316316 314314 312312 310310 308 306 304 302

11

8

Vista Deck

228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 228 226 224 222 220 218 216214 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 212 210 208 206 204 202 228 226 224 222 220 208 206 204 202 228 226 224 222 220 218218 216216 214214 212212 210210 208 206 204 202 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 14 227 227 225 223 221219 219217 217215 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 225 223 221 211 209 207 205 203 201 227 225 223 209 207 205 203 227 225 223 221221 219219 217217 215215 211211 209 207 205 203 201201

Riviera Deck

9

11 15 12

114 112 110 108 106 104 102 10016 114112 112110 110108 108 106 104 102 100 114 106 104 102 100 108 106 104 100 114114 112112 110110 108 106 104 102102 100

11 115 111 109 107 105 103 101 115111 111109 109 107 105 103 101 115 107 105 103 101 109 115115 111111 109 107107 105105 103103 101101

Cabin Categories

1

Horizon Deck

2

Size ft (m ) 2

2

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315ft2 (29.3m2)

3

CAT S

Grand Balcony Suite*

207ft2 (19.3m2)

4

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170ft2 (15.8m2)

5

Size ft2 (m2)

6

CAT SA

10

325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 325 323 321319 319 317315 315311 311 309 307 305 303 303 301 301 325 323 321 317 309 307 305 325 323 309 307 305 303 325 323 321321 319319 317317 315315 311311 309 307 305 303 301301

Vista Deck CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170ft2 (15.8m2)

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170ft2 (15.8m2)

8

Riviera Deck

13

Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Navigation Bridge Sky Barbecue Golf Putting Green Games Area Retractable Glass Roof Walking Track Daytime Pool & Bar/Evening Cinema

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

The Terrace Horizon Bar & Lounge Lift Reception Wellness Area Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant Hairdresser

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

170ft2 (15.8m2)

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

170ft2 (15.8m2)

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

105ft2 (9.8m2)

Balcony Balcony Balcony Bedroom

Bathroom Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 (29.3m2) CAT SA

207ft2 (19.3m2) CAT S

170ft2 (15.8m2) CAT A CAT B CAT C

170ft2 (15.8m2) CAT D CAT E

105ft2 (10.9m2) CAT ES

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges. * Cabin 308 has a slightly varied layout.

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Douro deck plans Emerald Radiance Built: 2017

Length: 292ft (89m)

Guests: 112

Cabins: 56

Sun Deck

1

3

Crew Members: 37

5

2

4

Horizon Deck

324 324 324 324 324

322 322 322 322322

320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 320 316 314 310 320 318 318 316 314 312 312 310 308 308 306 304 302 302 306 304 320 320 318318 316316 314314 312312 310310 308 308 306 304 302 302 306 304

325 325 325 325325

323 323 323 323323

319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 321 319 317 315 309 321 319 317 315 311 311 309 307 307 305 305 303 303 301 301 321 321321 319319 317317 315315 311311 309 309 307 307 305 305 303 303 301301

Vista Deck

222 220 218 222 222 220 220 218 218 222222 220 220 218218

216 214 216 216 214 214 216216 214214

8

7

6

9

212 210 208 206 204 202 212 212 210 210 208 208 206 206 204 204 202 202 212212 210210 208 208 206 206204 204 202 202

12

8

223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 223 211 209 223 221 221 219 219 217 217 215 215 211 209 207 207 205 205 203 203 201 201 223223 221221 219219 217217 215215 211211 209 209 207 207 205 205203 203 201201

Riviera Deck

110 110 110 110110

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8

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Cabin Categories

Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Navigation Bridge Sky Barbecue Walking Track Spa-style Serenity Pool The Terrace

1

Horizon Deck

Size ft (m ) 2

2

2

CAT RA

Emerald Riverview Suite

300ft2 (27.9m2)

3

CAT SA

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

285ft2 (26.5m2)

4

CAT P

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170ft2 (15.8m2)

5

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

160ft2 (14.9m2)

6

Vista Deck

7 8 9 10 11 12

Horizon Bar & Lounge Lift Reception Wellness Area/Hairdresser Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT R

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

188ft2 (17.5m2)

CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

160ft2 (14.9m2)

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

160ft2 (14.9m2)

Riviera Deck

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

170ft2 (15.8m2)

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

160ft2 (14.9m2)

CAT F

Emerald Stateroom

153ft2 (14.3m2)

Balcony

Bedroom

Bedroom

Lounge Lounge Bedroom

Bathroom Entry

Bathroom

Bedroom Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Emerald Riverview Suite

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

300ft2 (27.9m2) CAT RA

285ft2 (26.5m2) CAT SA

188ft2 (17.5m2) - 160ft2 (14.9m2)

153ft2 (14.3m2) - 170ft2 (15.82)

CAT P

CAT A

CAT R

CAT B

CAT C

CAT D

CAT E

CAT F

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges.

To book call FREE on 0800 270 7017 or contact your local travel agent

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Booking conditions Booking conditions Important: The following terms and conditions together with the general information contained in our tour brochure form the basis of your contract with Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Emerald Waterways. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions and agree to them. Except where otherwise stated, these booking conditions only apply to tour arrangements shown in this brochure (including pre and post tour accommodation, activities and other services) which you book with us in the UK and pay for before departure from the UK and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions to “holiday”, “booking”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such tour arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these booking conditions: “You”, “your” and “yourself” means each person who makes a booking with us for a tour and/or who is named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later stage) or any of them, as the context requires. “We”, “us” and “our” means Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Emerald Waterways. Bookings 1. We are a Member of ABTA. When you book with an ABTA Member you can expect high service standards, fair terms of trading and accurate information. ABTA’s strict joining criteria for Members, code of conduct, customer helpline and approved ADR scheme to resolve complaints are all there to give you confidence and peace of mind when booking your travel arrangements. For more information see www.abta.com. 2. We welcome passengers with medical conditions or disabilities. If you or any member of your party has any medical condition, pregnancy, or disability which may affect your tour or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition, pregnancy, or disability (including any which affect the booking process), it is very important that you tell us of the condition and of any medical or mobility equipment you will need in writing before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. We reserve the right to refuse to carry any person whenever we are prevented from doing so because of any applicable safety requirements or where we are unable to accommodate their needs in a safe or operationally feasible manner. Elevators may not access all decks and cabins and bathrooms may have significant thresholds and cabin doors which limit access. In addition some activities either on-board the ship or onshore at all ports may be unsuitable for those with reduced mobility. You must also notify us of any changes or deterioration in the disability or medical condition or development of any disability or medical condition after booking. We further reserve the right to cancel your booking and impose cancellation charges if we are not fully advised of any relevant disability or medical condition at the time the booking is made and/or promptly notified of any development, change or deterioration occurring after booking and where we are unable to properly accommodate you. In the event that you require assistance with embarking or disembarking as a result of your reduced mobility or disability, please advise us at the time of booking and in any event no later than 48 hours before the assistance is required. Please also note that assistance is not always available when embarking or disembarking at all ports of call. Any passenger affected by a disability, or medical condition must ensure they have notified this to their travel insurers and that their insurance it is suitable for their needs. 3. The operation of all tours is conditional on us securing the minimum number of bookings required to operate the tour and to ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, we reserve the right to cancel or change a scheduled tour. We will endeavour to make any decision to cancel or significantly change a tour no less than 60 days prior to the scheduled departure date of the tour but in any event will notify you no less than 30 days prior to the departure date of the tour.

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4. If you have any special requests (including dietary requirements) you must notify us in writing at the time of booking. Please note special requests cannot be guaranteed. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract by us. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier of any service(s) or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed by us in writing, all special requests are subject to availability. We cannot accept any conditional bookings, i.e. any booking which is specified to be conditional on the fulfilment of a particular request. All such bookings will be treated as “standard” bookings subject to the above provisions on special requests. Payment 5. To secure a booking, you must pay the applicable deposit of a minimum of £750 per person or full payment if booking 90 days or less before the start of the cruise. The deposit or full payment, as applicable, must be received by us within seven days of booking to ensure a place on the tour is held. Bookings will be automatically cancelled if the applicable deposit or full payment, is not received by us within this seven day period and we will have no further liability to you. Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights we book for you which are separate to those stated in your itinerary are not included in the deposit or tour price. An extra payment will be required to cover the costs of these additional services 6. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions. We therefore recommend that you have adequate insurance to cover this. 7. The balance of the tour price must be received by us no less than 90 days prior to the start of your tour. If we do not receive all payments due (including any surcharge where applicable) in full and on time, we are entitled to assume that you wish to cancel your booking. In this case, we will be entitled to keep all deposits paid or due at that date. If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must pay the cancellation charges shown in these terms and conditions depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled. 8. Except for flight inclusive bookings, all monies you pay to one of our authorised travel agents for your holiday with us will be held by the agent on your behalf until a contract between us comes into existence. After that point, your agent will hold the monies on our behalf until they are paid to us. For flight inclusive bookings, all monies paid to any authorised travel agent of ours for your holiday with us will be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust subject to the travel agent’s obligation to pay such monies to us in accordance with our trading terms unless we fail. In the unlikely event of our financial failure, all monies then held by the travel agent or subsequently paid by you to the travel agent will be held by the agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation on the agent to pay such monies to us. Your contract 9. Subject to availability we will confirm your booking verbally (if you have made a telephone booking) or by email (if you have made an email booking). For all other bookings we will confirm your booking by issuing our confirmation invoice. Even if you have received verbal confirmation or email confirmation we will also send you a confirmation invoice. This invoice will be sent to the lead name on the booking (“Lead Name”) or your Travel Agent. Please check this invoice carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information on the confirmation or any other document appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. We cannot accept any liability if not notified of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of our sending it out (5 days for tickets). We will do our best to rectify any mistake notified to us outside these time limits but you must meet any costs involved in doing so. 10. A binding contract between you and us comes into existence when we confirm your booking verbally (for telephone bookings) or when we dispatch our email confirmation to you (for email

bookings) or when we dispatch our confirmation invoice for all other bookings. We both agree that English law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (“claim”) (except as set out below). We both also agree that any claim (and whether or not involving any personal injury) must be dealt with under the ABTA Alternative Dispute Resolution process (if the process is available for the claim in question and you wish to use it – see below) or by the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and any claim or other matter of any description which arises between us governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (if you do not so choose, English law will apply). What are your tour obligations? 11. (a) You must follow the Cruise Director’s instructions at all times to ensure on tour safety. You acknowledge that failure to do so will result in restricted access to areas on tour, or if necessary for your own safety and/or that of other passengers, withdrawal from the tour. (b) If we, or our staff or suppliers are of the view you are negatively affecting your own health, safety or environment or that of other passengers, we can oblige you to withdraw from the tour immediately. We will not be liable to you for any loss, cost or damage resulting from your withdrawal. If you are withdrawn from the tour, you must make your own return travel arrangements at your own expense. (c) You must make your own enquiries regarding your tour, including being aware of any relevant government travel or safety warnings. Tour price 12. (a) We reserve the right to increase/decrease our advertised tour prices at any time before your booking is confirmed. We also reserve the right to correct any errors in any tour price. We will advise you of any error of which we are aware and of the then applicable price at the time of booking. Once the tour price has been confirmed at the time of booking, clause 13 below will apply. (b) We reserve the right not to honour any published prices and information that we determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. 13. Once your tour price has been confirmed at the time of booking, then subject to the correction of errors, it will only be increased or decreased in the following circumstances. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out below, in the event of any change in our transportation costs or in dues, taxes, fuel or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports increase or decrease or in the exchange rates which have been used to calculate your tour price. Even in the circumstances set out in above, only if the amount of the increase in our costs exceeds 2% of your tour price (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment fee) will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of your tour price (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment fee), you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any amendment fee) or alternatively purchase another tour from us - see clause 19. You have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you wish to cancel or purchase another tour where applicable. Otherwise, we are entitled to assume that you do not wish to do so and will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the tour price or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later. A refund will only be payable if the decrease in our costs exceeds 2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of the decrease in our costs. No surcharge will be levied within 30 days of departure. No refund will be payable if any decrease in our costs occurs during this period either. Tour features 14. The features of the tour are set out in the brochure. 15. We make no representations about the features


of any tour other than those expressly set out in the brochure and these terms and conditions. Brochure validity 16. The brochure and terms and conditions are valid for the departure dates as stated in the brochure unless extra dates are added or otherwise expressly advised by us. Variation or cancellation by us 17. We start planning the tours we offer many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in the details of advertised tours both before and after bookings have been confirmed and cancel confirmed bookings. 18. In the event of industrial action affecting air, rail, cruise or other tour related transportation we will make every effort to contact the lead name and advise of alternative arrangements. However, if contact is not made, you should phone 0800 270 7017. 19. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes/ cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. Due to the nature of our itineraries, which are dependent on the safe navigation of national and international waterways over which we have no control, it is not always possible for our vessels to sail or call at all ports as planned. Unfortunately this is an inherent risk in sailing which you must accept. The captains of all the vessels we use retain the ultimate right to deviate from or change any particular itinerary where they believe it necessary to so, for example in the interests of the health and safety of passengers. Most changes made to a confirmed tour are minor. Examples of what we both agree to be minor changes are changes of vessels to one of the same class for the whole or part of your tour, changes to vehicles used for transfers and excursions, changes to planned excursions, changes to hotel accommodation to that of an equivalent standard including the substitution of accommodation to on-board our vessels, changes of dock location, changes to sailing times, and the substitution and/or removal of ports of call. Occasionally, we have to make a significant change to or cancel a confirmed tour and we must reserve the right to do so. A significant change is a change made before departure which, taking account of the information you give us at the time of booking or which we can reasonably be expected to know as a tour operator, we can reasonably expect to have a significant effect on your tour. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, you will be offered the choice of the following options:- (a) (for significant changes) accepting the changed arrangements or (b) purchasing alternative arrangements from us, of a similar standard to those booked if available, with you paying a supplement if the alternative arrangements are more expensive than those originally booked or (c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation and receiving a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one. 20. If we have to make a significant change to or cancel a confirmed tour, we will in addition to the options set out in clause 19 pay you reasonable compensation if and as appropriate subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the options set out in clause 19 can be accepted where (1) we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number of bookings necessary for us to operate your tour has not been reached - see clause 3. No compensation will be payable and the options set out in clause 19 will not be available if we have to cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these terms and conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time). A change of flight / Eurostar time of less than 24 hours, airline (except as specified in clauses 48-51 “Flights”), type of aircraft (if advised) or destination airport will all be treated as minor changes. 21. We may be forced by Force Majeure to change or terminate your tour after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. Amendment or cancellation by you 22. If you wish to make any amendments to your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. It may not always be possible to make such amendments. Where we can, an

amendment fee of £50 per person per booking will be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. A change of tour dates will normally be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and rebooking in which case cancellation charges will apply. Changes may result in the recalculation of the tour price where, for example, the basis on which the price of the original tour was calculated has changed. 23. You may cancel your booking by notice to us in writing and payment of the applicable cancellation fee as shown below. Cancellation notifications are not effective until received by us in writing (if received by us on a weekend day or public holiday the notification will be treated as having been received by us on the next working day). The following cancellation fees apply to each individual person who cancels and where shown as a percentage are based on the total cost of the arrangements which are being cancelled excluding any insurance premiums, amendment fee or previously incurred cancellation charges which are all non-refundable in the event of your cancellation: Cancellation Fees Period before your tour commences within which written notification of cancellation is received by us Cancellation period Fee per person 91 days and over Loss of Deposit 90 days to 60 days 35% of tour price 59 days to 30 days 50% of tour price 29 days or less 100% of tour price NB Transferring to another date, where possible, may be treated as a cancellation and the above cancellation fees apply. Our liability 24. We will ensure that the tour arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. This means that, subject to these terms and conditions, we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your contracted tour arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure of us, our employees, agents or suppliers to use reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted tour arrangements. Please note, it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents and suppliers). We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss of enjoyment or possessions), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your tour and which were unforeseeable / unavoidable or - Force Majeure (as defined below). 25. We cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract with you. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which any hotel or other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised in our tour brochure as part of your tour and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion or other services you purchase during your tour. Where any such excursion or services are purchased through or with our assistance, please note that we act only as booking agent. Your contract will be with the operator or provider of the excursion or services in question. We have no liability in relation to the same. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any of our brochures or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you. 26. The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred will be used as the basis for deciding whether the tour arrangements in question had been properly

provided. If the particular arrangements which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with the then applicable local laws and regulations, the services will be treated as having been properly performed or provided. This will be the case even if the arrangements did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those arrangements been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable tour participant to refuse to take the tour in question. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to in clause 24. 27. We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care. 28. Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £1000 per person affected unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under this clause or clause 29 below. For all other claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 30 below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your tour. 29. Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea or rail carrier to which any international convention or EU regulation applies, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea (as amended by the 2002 Protocol with effect from 31st December 2012) and COTIF, the Convention on International Travel by Rail). Please note: where a carrier or hotelier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under and in accordance with the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request. 30. Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees or, where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any business losses including self employed loss of earnings. 31. You must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. You must also tell us and the supplier concerned about your claim or complaint as set out below. If asked to do so, you must transfer to us or our insurers any rights you have against the supplier or whoever else is responsible for your claim or complaint (if the person concerned is under 18, their parent or guardian must do so). You must also agree to co-operate fully with us and our insurers if we or our insurers want to enforce any rights which are transferred. Carriers 32. The carriers (airlines, rail carriers and sea carriers used in association with the tours) are not responsible for statements in the brochure or any of

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its features. 33. The applicable conditions of sale / carriage in use by the carriers will apply to you. These may limit or exclude the carriers’ liability to you, usually in accordance with international conventions. Copies of these are available on request. Force Majeure 34. Except where otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of Force Majeure. Force Majeure means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events are likely to include (whether actual or threatened) war, terrorism, exceptional water levels, lock damage, fire, flood or any other unusual weather conditions, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of government, government agencies or other authorities, inability to obtain any necessary licence or consent through no fault of ours and any other event or circumstances beyond the control of us or any supplier of any part of your tour. Risk and travel insurance 35. You acknowledge and accept that there are inherent risks associated with our tours for example events of Force Majeure, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft or other means of transportation particularly in underdeveloped countries or more remote locations, forces of nature, political unrest and accident, illness, epidemics or pandemics in regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Baggage is entirely at your risk during the tour. We cannot accept any liability regarding the provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. 36. Except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions you agree that we cannot accept any liability for, and you discharge and release us from all claims arising from or connected with any loss or harm suffered by you arising from any risk referred to in clause 35 or any other risk which you should have reasonably recognised as being inherent to your tour. 37. We strongly advise you to take out adequate and appropriate travel insurance to cover as a minimum cancellation by you, loss of luggage, early return following death of a relative as defined in the respective proposal forms or emergency repatriation in the event of accident or illness for example. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on your tour. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs. Itinerary changes and travel advice 38. During local/national holidays, facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not available. 39. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office may have issued information about your tour destination. You are advised to check this information at www. gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Smoking 40. Smoking is not permitted inside coaches or indoors on any ship and other places as are prohibited. Smoking is not permitted on the balconies of our river cruise ships. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are frequent stops on any coach trip and there are permitted areas outside decks on-board some cruise vessels which are available for smoking. Baggage allowance 41. You are entitled to carry one suitcase per person with the total sum of its length, width and height not exceeding 160cm (62 inches) and weight 20kg (44lbs). Personal and valuable items such as makeup, cameras, medication, passport, money/ credit cards etc. should be carried in a travel bag or on your person. You must ensure that luggage meets the weight requirements as overweight or oversize items will not be carried. Some carriers may impose a small surcharge per day for a second suitcase per person. Excess baggage is always at your cost. Young travellers 42. Travellers who are less than 21 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by and share a cabin/room with an adult aged 21 or over. Children

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under 12 years of age are not accepted. This is a condition of carriers and cruise operators. Complaints 43. If a problem occurs during your tour, you must advise our representative immediately so that steps can be taken to resolve the matter and you can continue to enjoy the remainder of your tour. If you remain dissatisfied, any complaint must be made in writing to us giving full details within 30 days of the end of the tour. If you fail to follow this simple procedure, your right to claim compensation you may otherwise have been entitled to may be affected or even lost as a result. Tour price and duration 44. All prices in this brochure are quoted in English pounds (Sterling). All prices are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing but errors may occur and prices are subject to change. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen tour (including the price) with us or your travel agent at the time of booking. Included in your fare 45. All airfares from the UK (unless specified at the time of booking, e.g. selected special offers), coach travel, all cruise travel, services of a Cruise / Tour Director (if applicable), airport transfers, port charges, meals, accommodation, sightseeing and admissions and other services as expressly indicated in the itinerary, all gratuities and tipping on land tours and river cruises except as set out below. NOT included in your fare 46. Gratuities and tips to any staff on cruise ships not operated by us (unless otherwise expressly advised), meals not specified in the itinerary, drinks unless otherwise stated, laundry, passport fees, expenses of a personal nature, travel between train stations and any other items which are not expressly included in the cost of your tour. Airfare conditions 47. Your reservations consultant will book the most appropriate fare for your tour. Air travel is based on a specific class and is subject to availability at time of booking. Please check promotional booking conditions. Full details and conditions may be obtained from your travel consultant. Changes to original tickets will incur amendment or cancellation fees, are subject to availability and surcharges may apply. Please see clauses 21 and 22 above. Please note: all airfares are subject to routing restrictions. Airfares and applicable taxes are subject to increase without notice due to fare and tax changes, surcharges dependent on class available at time of booking and other factors outside our control. Flights 48. For flight inclusive holidays, the flight timings given are for general guidance only, are subject to change and may be in-direct. The timings will be shown on your confirmation invoice. You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times. 49. In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community List” which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the European Union. The Community list is available for inspection at http://ec.europa. eu/transport/modes/air/safety/air-ban_en. We are also required to advise you of the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible. Any change in the identity of the carrier, flight timings, and/or aircraft type (where advised) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these terms and conditions. If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/ the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative the provisions of clause 19 and 20 will apply. 50. If you suffer a delay in your outbound travel arrangements, we will do our best to ensure you make the start of your tour or, if this cannot be achieved, join it as soon as possible. Any costs we incur in making any alternative arrangements in this situation will be your responsibility. In the event of a flight delay, the airline concerned may provide

refreshments and/or other assistance depending on factors such as the length of the delay, time of day and number of passengers affected. We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause 25 (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on the flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time). 51. If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 - the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Where applicable, you must pursue the airline for the compensation or other payment due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight. We have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline’s obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party which the airline is responsible for in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations, you must, when requested, assign to us the rights you have or had to claim the payment in question from the airline. If the airline does not comply with these rules, you may complain to the CAA on 020 7453 6888 or by e-mail to passengercomplaints@caa.co.uk or see www.caa. co.uk - Referring Your Complaint to the CAA. Transfers 52. (a) Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of your tour and at times we designate. (b) Transfers outside these times will be at your expense and must be secured by your own arrangements. (c) Passengers who have purchased our pre and post tour hotel accommodation will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the tour start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. (d) No refund will be given for unused transfers. (e) Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. (f) If you miss the pre-booked transfer you will be responsible for making your own way to the departure point, at your own expense. (g) Airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival times. Hotel accommodation 53. IMPORTANT: Unless otherwise expressly stated in the description of the tour in question or expressly advised by us to you, overnight accommodation required to meet tour and/or flight connections is not included in the tour price and is at your own expense. For any accommodation included in the tour itinerary, we reserve the right to substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel. Although we have taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the tour we are not liable to you for the quality, size or fitness of the hotel rooms. Passports and visas 54. British passport holders are recommended to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. It is your responsibility to ensure any visas required for countries to be visited on the tour have been obtained prior to the tour departure date. Failure to obtain correct documentation will mean you may be unable to participate in particular shore excursions and may be denied boarding and/or entry into certain countries. Passport and visa entry requirements and costs are your sole responsibility. We cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. 55. A full British passport takes approximately 6


weeks to obtain. If you are 16 or over and have not yet got a passport, you should apply at least six weeks before your departure from the UK. The UK Passport Service has to confirm an applicant’s identity before issuing their first passport and will ask them to attend an interview in order to do this. If you are not a British citizen or hold a non British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) you are travelling through and to which you are intending to travel. Please note, all requirements may change and all clients must check the up to date position in good time before departure with the Embassy or consulate of the country(ies) you are travelling through and to. 56. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended vaccinations and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your GP surgery and the National Travel Health Network and Centre www.nathnac. org. Information on health abroad is also available on www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Travelhealth. At the time of publication of this brochure, we are not aware of any compulsory health requirements applicable to British citizens taking any of the holidays featured in this brochure. For holidays in the EU/EEA you should obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) prior to departure from www.ehic.org.uk. An EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance. Vaccination and other health requirements/recommendations are subject to change at any time for any destination. Please therefore check with a doctor or clinic not less than six weeks prior to departure to ensure that you have met the necessary requirements and have the applicable information. It is the party leader’s responsibility to ensure that all members of the party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry all required documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. Financial security 57. We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 9294). When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday* from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit, you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent or your credit card issuer where applicable. You also agree that any such claims may be reassigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. *The flights and flight- inclusive holidays we arrange are ATOL protected providing they are made available in the UK. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. 58. We are a member of ABTA, membership number Y6328. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s

simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. Currency and credit cards 59. Most countries visited use the Euro, although some still have their own currency. For small purchases ashore or in small towns, local currency is advantageous. Many locations accept credit cards. Prior to departure you should confirm that your card and PIN will work in your destination countries. All purchases on-board are charged to your shipboard account. The on-board currency is the Euro. Shipboard accounts may be paid in Euros or by credit card. Clothing 60. We recommend casual/comfortable clothing. Please bring comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing. Dinner attire is smart casual - open-neck shirts, trousers and dresses. Coats and ties may be worn but are not required. The Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinners are dressy but not formal. For the winter months, we recommend a warm coat, gloves, water-resistant footwear and an umbrella. Laundry facilities are available on-board for a fee. Cruise cabins 61. Tour price is based on the cruise cabin category as indicated on each tour page. Upgrades to other cabin types are available at additional cost. Please note that generic cabin requests are a request only and cannot be guaranteed. Deck Plan and Cabin Plans 62. The deck plans and cabin layouts are an indication only and may vary. Cabins in tour brochures are not drawn to scale. Noise, vibration and odour 63. While we take reasonable steps to minimise noise, vibrations and odours on the cruise ships, you acknowledge and accept that they may be experienced on our vessels. Docking position 64. During port stops, docking locations are controlled by the port authorities, ships may dock side-by-side, obstructing views and requiring you to pass through other ships to embark and disembark. Cruise Director 65. An experienced English-speaking Cruise Director accompanies every cruise. River cruise dining 66. Dining rooms are single, open-seating and unreserved. The restaurant manager is responsible for the seating arrangements. The Terrace is unable to seat all guests at one time due to its size and is therefore available on a first come, first served basis. Electricity 67. On-board electricity is 220v - you will need a plug adaptor to use your electrical items. 68. All river cruise ships have hairdryers available. Wi-Fi 69. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on-board, the ship is a moving vessel. Connection speed and can be slow at times depending on where the ship is positioned. There may be occasions when no signal is available. We do not guarantee the availability and quality of internet connections and no refund will be paid for any problem which may be experienced. Cruising itinerary changes 70. In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach. The cruise companies and we reserve the right to cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled cruise/ tour and/or sailing date and may, but are not obligated to substitute another vessel. Except as otherwise expressly set out in these conditions we shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to tour/cruise participants by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement. The cruise companies and we reserve the right to change the itinerary whenever conditions, in the opinion of the Master of the Ship or local waterways regulations, render it advisable or necessary. The cruise companies and we will not be responsible for any loss or expense caused by reasons of such changes except as otherwise expressly set out in these conditions. River cruising medical services 71. Ships do not have a doctor on-board, however due to close proximity to land, medical services can usually be called rapidly. Medical costs are at clients

own expense. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND SUITABLE AND ADEQUATE TRAVEL INSURANCE. River cruising on-board language 72. On-board language is English. All staff, crew and tour guides speak English, all announcements and lectures will be made in English. Mini-bars and safes 73. Cruise ships have a complimentary mini-bar in the Owner’s One-bedroom Suites. Grand Balcony Suites, Panorama Balcony Suites and Staterooms also have a mini-bar at your own expense. All cabins have a safe. Single accommodation 74. Two dedicated single cabins are available on most ships. A limited number of category E, D Staterooms and Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites are available at a single supplement rate. 75. (a) If you are willing to share with another single traveller of the same gender, you must pay the single rate. (b) We accept no responsibility for the suitability of the allocated rooming partner. (c) If at any time during the cruise, you consider your rooming partner unsuitable; we will use reasonable endeavours to arrange single accommodation, subject to availability, using the pre-paid single supplement rate. (d) Single rooms are available at a single supplement rate for each cruise. Single rooms are smaller than twin rooms. You acknowledge that if there is no single accommodation for the remainder of the cruise, you will be required to continue to share with your nominated rooming partner. Sightseeing tours 76. It is not possible for large coaches to be used for some city sightseeing. Many towns and cities will be visited by way of walking tours and accordingly, a reasonable level of fitness is required. For river cruising, clients must be able to climb ramps. For coaches, ship embarkation/disembarkation (depending on river levels) and attractions, these may have a number of steep steps. Optional tours 77. Additional activities undertaken by you such as sightseeing tours purchased by you in addition or instead of those activities outlined in this brochure are not included in your tour price and incur an additional cost. Some activities require a minimum and maximum number of participants to operate. Pictures, images and information 78. Maps or cruise/tour depictions contained in the brochure or any other publications are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as the actual route taken during the tour. 79. All images in brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour. However, it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on tour. Some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. 80. All offers and pricing are subject to availability at time of booking. 81. These terms and conditions may be subject to further changes by us from time to time and are shown on our website. Data Protection 82. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 we are a data controller. Our privacy policy is available to view on our website www. emeraldwaterways.co.uk and sets out how we collect and use the personal information you provide us with. We will only process personal data as set out in our privacy policy (as amended or added to) or otherwise notified to or agreed by you or as we are otherwise permitted to do in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. River Cruise Guarantee 83. River Cruising Guarantee - A guarantee, which relates to and covers the river Cruise portion of Your Tour is provided by ACE Insurance Limited, A Chubb Company ABN 23 001 642 020 AFSL No. 239687 of 28 O’Connell Street Sydney, New South Wales, 2000 (Chubb) Published January 2019. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office may have issued information about your cruise/ tour destination. You are advised to check this information at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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Egypt, Nile River & Jordan

The Dalmatian Coast by Luxury Yacht

Promotional offer terms and conditions: All of our holidays are subject to availability. The prices shown are correct at the time of going to print (January 2019) and are per person based on two people sharing (excluding ES Single Stateroom). The 2020 cruises at 2019 prices promotion is based on the same cruise departing at a similar time year on year. The up to £1,000 per couple saving is based on the full brochure price and the €250 on board spend is per cabin, based on two people sharing. The €250 on board spend will be deducted from your final bill upon departure. Offer valid from 1st February 2019 to 30th April 2019 for new 2020 European river cruise bookings only. We reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. The normal booking deposit is £750 per person at the time of booking, for new bookings made before 30th April 2019 we are offering a low deposit of £300 per person, with full payment required prior to 90 days before departure. Our 2020 itineraries, hotels, dates and inclusions are subject to change. For full booking conditions please refer to pages 112 to 115 or visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk. E&OE.

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European River Cruises 2020 - First Edition  

European River Cruises 2020 - First Edition