Budapest to Amsterdam

14 Night Cruise - Flights - 2 Nights Accommodation - $6000 Bonus Value

Deal Code: MC-63158
from $... per person
Sail Date 14/06/2019

Package Inclusions

  • 14 nights
  • All meals
  • Guided tours
  • WiFi

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • Return airfares
  • 1 night in Budapest
  • 1 night in Amsterdam

My Cruises Package Inclusions

  • 14 nights on board an award winning Emerald Sky in an Emerald Stateroom
  • All meals on board with complimentary regional wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner whilst cruising
  • Captains Gala Dinner, Welcome Reception and Hungarian Dinner
  • Explore 15 different cities, towns and villages with a guide during included tours and shore excursions
  • Gratuities, tipping, port charges and taxes included
  • Complimentary WiFi

Bonus Value

  • Return Economy Airfares on a full service carrier flying into Budapest and returning from Amsterdam
  • 1 night pre cruise accommodation in a deluxe hotel in Budapest
  • 1 night post cruise accommodation in a deluxe hotel in Amsterdam

Emerald Waterway’s award-winning Star-Ship is sleek and contemporary. Board the 442ft vessel and enjoy the personalised service that comes with a smaller cruise liner. With 72 suites that accommodate 182 guests, you won’t get lost in the crowd. Enjoy luxury amenities, hotel-style beds, and state-of-the-art features, including a 6×4 metre heated swimming pool that transforms into a cinema at night! With 360° views of the ever-changing scenery, a fitness centre, beauty centre, 5-star dining, and plenty of local guides on hand, the Star Ship is the best way to actively enjoy and learn about Europe in comfort and style!

Day 1-2: Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, Hungary’s capital and Eastern Europe’s liveliest city. Made up of two separate cities Buda and Pest set on either side of the Danube, joined by several iconic bridges including the Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge. There are so many things to do in Budapest you will be spoiled for choice! Enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music.

Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia

Welcome to Slovakia! Bratislava the Capital city is a melting pot of cultures including Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Formerly part of Czechoslovakia, and under communist rule the country has a fascinating history. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. The highlight of your stop in Bratislava will be a home hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family. Followed by an evening with the Captain at the the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Day 4: Vienna, Austria

Welcome to Austria! This famous European capital city is known for its fabulous palaces, museums and architecture, as well as the people who have called the city home such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Freud. You’re in for a real treat with “Morning with the Masters,” an exclusive early opening and art tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Afterwards, be treated to a Bellini cocktail on the stunning cupola terrace. If you'd prefer to experience the city as a local, take a guided walk that highlights Viennese essentials, such as coffee, sausages, wine, music and public transportation. No visit to this beautiful city is complete without music, so you’ll be treated to an exclusive private “Royal Anniversary” concert, celebrating Maria Theresa’s 300th birthday and legacy in a Viennese palace.

Day 5: Durnstein to Melk, Austria

Today will consist of two stops, the first situated within Austria’s wine region. Melk is home to an striking 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with ornate gold leaf walls, a 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. After a scenic cruise through the spectacular Wachau Valley you will arrive in Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. It was here that Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th Century. If you fancy an active adventure sign up for today’s bike ride along the banks of the Danube.

Day 6: Passau, Germany

Passau in Germany is home to Europe’s largest church organ which has more than 17,000 pipes, sitting inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral with it’s amazing baroque architecture. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and admire the Oberhaus Fortress looming above the town. If you are a fan of ‘The Sound of Music’ or Mozart, the excursion to Salzburg is a must!

Day 7: Regensburg to Kelheim, Germany

Your Voyage today takes you down the remainder of the fascinating Main–Danube-Canal to Kelheim, and then along the Danube River to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and home to the oldest bridge to cross the Danube. Wander through the city and have a look at the Old Town Hall, or perhaps book an excursion to Weltenburg Abbey. Back aboard the Emerald Star enjoy the evening with a traditional Bavarian Band.

Day 8: Nuremberg, Germany

Welcome to Bavaria! The Nuremberg Justice Palace was the location of the War Crimes Tribunal in 1946, known as the Nuremberg Trials. For history enthusiasts other WWII sites include the WWII Documentation Centre and the Nazi party rally grounds, where rallies were held from 1933 until 1938. This medieval Bavarian city is packed full of character, namely the charming Imperial castles boasting 900-year-old ramparts.

Day 9: Bamberg, Germany

After cruising down the Danube Canal arrive in Bamberg, this medieval Bavarian town has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site with around 2,400 listed buildings. You can’t visit Bavaria without trying some of the local brews, said to have one of the densest concentrations of breweries in the world, Bamberg is famous for its Rauchbier, a smoked beer.

Day 10: Wurzburg, Germany

Würzburg is at the heart of Franconian wine country, surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The city has many wine bars, cellars and wineries where you can try the local wine in the characteristic Bocksbeutel bottles. After a walking tour of the city make sure to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bishops’ Residenz. One of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces featuring the elaborate staircase, 18th Century frescoes by Tiepolo, and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork. Close to Würzburg are other fantastic attractions such as Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town dating back to the middle ages, boasting unique gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture.

Day 11: Miltenberg, Germany

Step back to the middle ages as you take a tour of picture perfect village Miltenberg, with its timber houses and narrow cobbled streets. If you want to go further afield join the organised hike to Wertheim Castle, built in the 12th Century and partially destroyed in The Thirty Years’ War, now a popular tourist destination.

Day 12: Rudesheim (Rhine Gorge), Germany

Make sure to have your camera at the ready for today’s journey through the Rhine Gorge, packed full of stunning natural scenery and impressive castles. Including Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, set on an island in the middle of the river it was formally a toll gate. Working with the nearby fortified town of Kaub to collect money form traders passing through. As the ship winds downriver you will see the sites of many local fairy tales and folklore’s including the tale of Lorelei Rock. Shipwrecks have been recorded here as far back as the middle ages, a forlorn woman is said to sit atop the cliff combing her hair luring sailors onto the rocks. Arrive at today’s final destination, the popular German town of Rüdesheim. Activities here include cable car rides up to the impressive Germania monument with amazing views of the Rhine Valley, then free time to shop for handicrafts or taste the famous Rüdesheim ice coffee.

Day 13: Cologne, Germany

Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities. Explore the old town with it’s beautiful squares, local markets and historical monuments. The highlight of this stop is the magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. If you fancy going further afield book an excursion to Drachenburg Castle or Bruhl, famous for the Augustus Palace and Falkenlust.

Day 14-15: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam has been constructed entirely on stakes to sit above the cities water level. The Anne Frank House, The Hague and a Delft Blue Pottery Factory are merely a few of the sights that await your arrival in this beautifully eclectic city.

General Sail Date Information

June 14, 2019


Additional Sail Dates

  • 09/08/2019
Prices are based on per person, twin share, in AUD and subject to availability. Prices are subject to change without notice, until reservation is confirmed. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. 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.

My Cruise Highlights

Cruise Line: Emerald Waterways
: Emerald Sky
Departs: Budapest, Hungary
Countries Visited: Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Netherlands, Austria

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