To immerse you further in local history and culture, we also offer optional DiscoverMORE experiences

Every aspect of our river and yacht cruises are designed to bring you closer to the heart of local life, discovering hidden gems and rare insights that go beyond ordinary travel encounters.
For those who want to experience even more of each destination, DiscoverMORE provides in-depth excursions and experiences which complement those provided by the EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE programmes. These optional events can either be booked before you go or while you’re on board and are available at an additional cost.

DiscoverMORE on our European river cruises

In Porto on our Secrets of the Douro river cruise enjoy a Taylors Port wine tour - From CAD$ 62 per person
Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest founding Port houses and is dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine. Tour the wine cellars with a Taylor’s guide exploring the cathedral-like cellars which house gigantic ancient wooden vats and over 1,500 casks of Port. Following the tour, move to a tasting room and enjoy three delicious premium Port styles.
Price includes: Coach transfer • Guide • Port tasting
Departing from Passau on our Splendours of Europe itinerary visit Salzburg – From CAD $104 per person
The birthplace of Mozart and the picturesque setting for theatrical masterpiece, The Sound of Music, Salzburg has a unique charm, best explored by wandering its historic downtown district. Resting on the banks of the Salzach River, you’ll explore the Linzer Gasse, a popular shopping street, and home to Platzl, a small square brimming with delightful coffee houses. Breathtaking views of the Eastern Alps evoke memories of a gleeful Maria von Trapp, while the city also features a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, nestled between the Festungsberg mountains.
Price includes: Coach transfer • Guide

DiscoverMORE on our Southeast Asia river cruises

Fly from Hanoi to Halong Bay on selected Southeast Asia itineraries – From CAD $752 per person

The ethereal beauty of Halong Bay is certainly worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage-listed title, a natural wonder where stunning limestone pillars and islands are dotted in the serene emerald waters. Its untouched beauty is yours to discover as you take the opportunity to view the spectacular bay, and its breathtaking surrounding landscapes from the air, with a 45 minute seaplane flight travelling from Hanoi, and flying over Halong Bay.

Price includes: Transfer • 45-minute plane ride

Enjoy an evening street food tour of Ho Chi Minh City– From CAD $95 per person
Join your guide on a journey of incredible food discovery during an unforgettable night out in Ho Chi Minh City. An evening walking tour through the fascinating streets of Ho Chi Minh City will provide you with the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious local foods from different restaurants, and food stands featuring some of Saigon’s best dishes.
Price includes: Guide • Food tasting

DiscoverMORE on our Luxury Yacht Cruises

On selected Adriatic coast cruises embark on a kayaking tour around Hvar & Pakleni Island – From CAD $170 per person

Discover the beautiful surroundings of Hvar and Pakleni Islands on this fun and exciting kayak tour. Kayaking is one of the best possible ways to explore and discover the chain of 14 untouched Pakleni islets that are approximately 10 km long, with a very indented coastline and numerous wonderful bays and beaches. The islands are mainly covered with pine trees, providing you with a much-needed refreshing shade on hot summer days.

Includes: Boat transfer to kayaking location • Local guide • Kayak hire

Take a guided tour of Pompeii on selected Western Mediterranean cruises - From CAD $178 per person

Pompeii is considered the world’s finest example of an ancient Roman town. Discover the community buried by the eruption of Vesuvius. Drive along the bay of Naples to the remarkable ruins of Pompeii at the foot of the ferocious Mt. Vesuvius. Pompeii is considered the world's finest example of an ancient Roman town, once at the site, the tour will be conducted on foot. The tour of the main archaeological site will allow you to relive the former atmosphere, thanks to the knowledge of historical events told by your local guide. You will discover the huge forum, great temples, homes, shops, and other structures that were buried by ash and stone from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Includes: Coach transfer • Local guide • Entrance fee to Pompeii archeological site