9 DAY DANUBE DELIGHT RIVER CRUISE DREAM TOUR

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October 1 to 9, 2021 - limited cabin left !! Book Now at 1-506-804-0989 or toll free at 1-844-804-0989

Navigating the River Danube; the Emerald Dawn will guide you through some of Europe’s most magical stretches of water and help you explore many of the continent’s most arresting and enchanting cities. The vessel, boasting a modest capacity of 182 guests, is blessed with a selection of wonderful amenities and features.
 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Accompanied by a professional Dream Vacation Tour Guide (min. 10 cabins sold)
  • 8 Days on an Emerald Waterways Danube Cruise
  • Round trip Airfare included from Halifax, Montreal or Toronto or a or $1145 Air Credit from any other departure gate
  • All meals included
  • Beer & Wine included with Lunch & Dinner
  • Wi-Fi on the ship
  • Excursion in every port. (a few if chosen cost extra)
  • Transfers to and from the airport (must arrive on days specified or stay in an Emerald Waterway recommended hotel)
  • 7 nights on board the Emerald Dawn Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed City of Regensburg
  • Guided tour of Passau
  • UNESCO World Heritage-listed Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided tour of Vienna
  • Guided tour of Bratislava
  • Guided tour of Budapest

EmeraldPLUS                                                                Emerald ACTIVE
Traditional Bavarian Band on board                                 Guided bike tour from Meld to Dürnstein
Home hosted coffee and cake with Slovakians                Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show on board               Guided bike tour in Vienna
Budapest evening cruise                                                   Guided hike to Bratislava Castle
Guided hike to Buda Hill
(Choices of excursions are listed in daily descriptions below)

DAY 1:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 – HALIFAX, NS TO NUREMBERG, GERMANY
We will leave Halifax for an overnight flight to Nuremburg, Germany. 

DAY 2:  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 – NUREMBERG, GERMANY
Welcome to Nuremberg, you will be met by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting for you.

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 3:  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 – REGENSBURG, GERMANY
This morning, relax as you cruise down the Main-Danube Canal.  Welcome to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, visiting the Old Town Hall complex and Porta Praetoria, an ancient stone building that can be dated back to 179AD.

EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Bavarian band on board
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Regensburg
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4:  MONDAY, OCTOBER 4 – PASSAU – LINZ, GERMANY
Today’s cruising will take you to the heart of Passau, where three of Europe’s main rivers converge in the shadows of the castle. Your guided tour of this illustrious city will unveil how it was rebuilt following fires in the 17th century. Italian architects left their mark with a scattering of Baroque architecture, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Enjoy exploring the city before returning to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon of sailing along the Danube River.


EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Passau
DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5:  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 – MELK – DÜRNSTEIN, AUSTRIA
Your included tour will take you to Melk Abbey, famous for its invaluable library. This afternoon, enjoy a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, cruise through the wine region and on to Dürnstein, embarking on a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle when you arrive.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
EmeraldEXCURSION: A tour of Melk Abbey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner






DAY 6:  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Welcome to Vienna. The “City of Dreams” was home to the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Today, you can explore the capital with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse and a walking tour of the city. Soak in the opulent façades of the Vienna State Opera and City Hall before admiring the multi-coloured tiled roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.  Alternatively, embark on a guided cycling tour from where your Star-Ship is docked to the idyllic Danube Island, before finishing in Prater, underneath the giant Ferris wheel.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of the Ringstrasse and Vienna
DiscoverMORE: An exclusive Viennese concert (extra expense)
DiscoverMORE: Tastes of Vienna tour (extra expense)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7:  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 – BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautifully restored historic quarter, venturing down winding cobbled streets and passing a number of architectural highlights, including the neo-Renaissance Slovak National Theatre and the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Alternatively, hike to Bratislava Castle and discover how it was destroyed by Napoleon’s troops during the 19th century.
Gain a thorough understanding of Slovakian culture this afternoon as you meet a local family for coffee and cake. This evening, we welcome you to the Gala Dinner.

EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family
In Bratislava, EmeraldPLUS invites you to the home of a local family, where you’ll enjoy home-hosted afternoon tea and hear wonderful stories about the traditions and folklore of the region. This intimate encounter is your chance to discover more about life in the Slovakian capital, hearing first-hand how the Danube has helped shape the unique culture and way of life on the fringes of Eastern Europe.
EmeraldACTIVE: A hike to Bratislava Castle
EmeraldEXCURSION: A walking tour of Bratislava
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Offering an abundance of European history, Budapest is known for its charming neo-Gothic architecture, cultural whimsy and historic monuments around every corner. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed city offers many links to the past, including the remains of the Roman city of Aquincum.
Enjoy a guided coach tour, starting at the Citadella that sits on top of Gellért Hill, overlooking the Danube. Relax as a drive down Andrássy Avenue showcases the decorative façades of neo-Renaissance townhouses and journey to Heroes’ Square to see the seven chieftains of the Magyars.
Alternatively, hike to Buda Hill, gazing up at the Buda Castle complex and admiring the Habsburg monuments that adorn the streets. This evening, a traditional Hungarian folklore show is sure to delight, as is a postcard-worthy night-time cruise along the Danube.

EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Hungarian folklore show
EmeraldPLUS: Budapest evening cruise
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided bus tour of Budapest
DiscoverMORE: Tour to Szentendre (extra expense)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY TO HALIFAX NS
After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of a Viennese skyline and Baroque masterpieces with you.
Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

Meals Included: Breakfast

“DESCRIPTIONS”

“EMERALDPLUS”
The EmeraldPLUS experience takes you to the heart of local culture, helping you enjoy authentic customs and traditions while learning what day-to-day life is like for local people. These enriching events seek to avoid typical tourist hotspots, so you can be sure that your experience goes beyond that of the ordinary traveller. 

EmeraldPLUS is about seeking out rare insights and memorable experiences, venturing from the ordinary tourist trail to discover hidden gems you may not have discovered without the guidance of a local expert. We believe it’s these special touches that make a river cruise with Emerald Waterways truly unforgettable, offering moments of joy, wonder and discovery that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

To help inspire a little wanderlust, we’ve handpicked our favourite EmeraldPLUS experiences on each of the European rivers we navigate.

“EMERALDACTIVE”
During your time with Emerald Waterways, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy our EmeraldACTIVE programme
of excursions, encouraging you to stretch your legs, find your centre and keep active, whether you’re on board or onshore. This may consist of guided hikes to centuries-old castles, cycle rides from one spectacular town to the next, and a canoeing excursion, inviting you to get even closer to the river. 

We have an on-board Activity Manager on Star-Ship sailing the Danube River in Europe. These dedicated members of the team will perform a varied role, from coordinating on board fitness classes and active onshore excursions, to organizing the evening’s entertainment.
With at least one EmeraldACTIVE* activity included in all our cruise itineraries, you can look forward to yoga and Pilates sessions, aqua aerobics in our heated pool and our ‘walk-a-mile’ classes on the Sun Deck. And, on selected evenings, we’ll have karaoke nights, cards tournaments and gameshow-style quizzes.

As we continue to receive excellent feedback for our current programme, we’ll continue introducing new and exciting activities and adventurous excursions, with the guidance of our experts, both on land and on the water. We also provide unguided experiences, if you’d prefer to explore independently, allowing you to savour a destination’s highlights on a route of your making.

To get you started, we’ve picked our favourite EmeraldACTIVE excursions on each of the European rivers we navigate.



“MAP OF PORTS”














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PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON 2 PERSONS PER ROOM
(incudes taxes, port fees, round trip airfare from Halifax, Montreal or Toronto)
OR
$1145 Air Credit from any other departure gate
(Canadian Funds)

OPTION:
Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay
Optional Prague add on available at extra cost
(Will depend how many passengers chose this option)

Deposit of $500 per person to book
Balance is Due:  120 days before

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK:
1 (506) 804-0989 OR TOLL FREE:  1 (844) 804-0989

* The itinerary and the hotel are subject to change.
*Events/activities time is subject to change. We will try our best to keep everything on schedule.

CABIN CATEGORIES
 
CATEGORY TYPE PRICE PER PERSON
E Emerald Stateroom $4290
D Emerald Stateroom $4400
C Emerald Balcony Suite $5120
B Emerald Balcony Suite $5500
A Emerald Balcony Suite $5590Now $5340
S Grand Balcony Suite $6140Now $5890
SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite $7170Now $6920


DESCRIPTIONS OF CATEGORIES
Category “E” – Emerald Stateroom - Riviera Deck – (162 sq ft)
All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high-quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money.

Picture Window, 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-fridge.

Category “D” – Emerald Stateroom - Riviera Deck (162 sq ft)
All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high-quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money.
Picture window, 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-fridge.

Category “C” – Emerald Balcony Suite - Vista Deck (180 sq ft)
We've put every effort into designing staterooms and suites, selecting the most elegant décor and furnishings to create haven for you to relax in as your sail through the most picturesque landscapes.

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-fridge.

Category “B” – Emerald Balcony Suite - Vista Deck (180 sq ft)
We've put every effort into designing staterooms and suites, selecting the most elegant décor and furnishings to create haven for you to relax in as your sail through the most picturesque landscapes.

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-fridge
Category “A” – Emerald Balcony Suite – Horizon Deck (180 sq ft)
We've put every effort into designing staterooms and suites, selecting the most elegant décor and furnishings to create haven for you to relax in as your 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 cabin that's unique to European river cruising.
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-fridge.

Category “S” – Grand Balcony Suite – Horizon Deck (210 sq ft)
Each of our Grand balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine - an added home comfort that means you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. They also offer a spacious outdoor balcony, allowing you to make the most of your cruise's beautiful landscapes and take in the fresh air.

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.

Category “SA” – One Bedroom Owner’s Suite - Horizon Deck (315 sq ft)
Our Owner's One-bedroom Suites boast their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of their cabin; a separate lounge area; and a fantastic outdoor balcony complete with open-air system, allowing you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather.
Outdoor private balcony with open-air system, Separate bathroom 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 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 Captain's Table.








More Info on the “Emerald Dawn”














At the very heart of every Star-Ship in the Emerald Waterways fleet is the Horizon Bar & Lounge. A contemporary, chic social space; the lounge is equipped with a comprehensively-stocked bar, skilled bartenders, help-yourself hot drinks facilities and a generous offering of plush seating and sofas. The Horizon Bar & Lounge is an ever-popular after-dinner retreat for guests looking to make new friends and share the day’s events with friends of old.

Dining aboard the five sister ships throughout a stay on the beautiful rivers of Europe provides an endless array of palate-pleasing sensations. From the Reflections Restaurant which offers a collection of highlight dinners during any given itinerary, to the chance to dine under the barmy European sky thanks to the Sun Deck’s Sky Barbecue; there are gastronomic offerings to suit every taste and every appetite.

The Sun Deck of the ships also boasts the wonderful retractable glass roof which provides seasonal protection for the pool, cinema and Riverview Lounge below. Whether you wish to undertake a few lengths before breakfast in the heated pool or enjoy a Hollywood classic in the cinema, this area of the ship is primed for relaxation when you’ve got a few upcoming hours of river navigation.

The Emerald Dawn benefits from 72 generously-proportioned suites and 20 staterooms. Book the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites, found on the Vista and Horizon Decks, and you’ll enjoy unparalleled views from the spacious private balconies – a truly invigorating start to another day on Europe’s beautiful waterways.

Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Accompanied by a professional Dream Vacation Tour Guide (min. 10 cabins sold)
  • 8 Days on an Emerald Waterways Danube Cruise
  • Round trip Airfare included from Halifax, Montreal or Toronto or a or $1145 Air Credit from any other departure gate
  • All meals included
  • Beer & Wine included with Lunch & Dinner
  • Beer & wine included during bar hours *no extra cost
  • Wi-Fi on the ship
  • Excursion in every port. (a few if chosen cost extra)
  • Transfers to and from the airport (must arrive on days specified or stay in an Emerald Waterway recommended hotel)
  • 7 nights on board the Emerald Dawn Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed City of Regensburg
  • Guided tour of Passau
  • UNESCO World Heritage-listed Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided tour of Vienna
  • Guided tour of Bratislava
  • Guided tour of Budapest


EmeraldPLUS                                                                Emerald ACTIVE
Traditional Bavarian Band on board                                 Guided bike tour from Meld to Dürnstein
Home hosted coffee and cake with Slovakians                Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show on board               Guided bike tour in Vienna
Budapest evening cruise                                                   Guided hike to Bratislava Castle
Guided hike to Buda Hill
(Choices of excursions are listed in daily descriptions below)