Danube Delights with Eamonn and Ruth

8 Days
Munich to Budapest
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$ 2,995
Dates & Pricing

2022 Munich > Budapest

Join television presenting stars Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes for a deluxe river cruise along the mighty Danube.
The nation has watched them grace our screens more than 30 years and now is your chance to not only meet them in person but you’ll spend time with them, take part in activities and snap a photo with the pair against stunning backdrops of the Danube river and the magnificent cities that line it – the perfect keepsake to take away from your trip. Get the inside track on their careers, from Ruth’s Strictly Come Dancing experiences to behind-the-scenes gossip. Plus, join our exclusive ‘Live on the Danube’ event hosted by the couple. Filled with fun activities, discussions and a Q+A session, you’ll be the live audience for this exclusive event, with Ruth and Eamonn as your presenters.
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8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Munich – Passau

    Upon your arrival in Munich, you will be greeted by one of our Emerald Cruises representatives and transferred to your contemporary Star-Ship, where a warm welcome awaits you from the captain and crew. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Passau

    Today will be a memorable part of your river cruise along the mighty Danube, as Passau’s atmosphere effortlessly reflects the work that was undertaken in the city by Italian architects, who brought a little piece of Venice with them to Germany.

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, including the ornate exterior of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, perfectly mirroring the beautifully restored interior, and the Altes Rathaus, or Town Hall, which comprises of an ensemble of eight historic patrician houses. Alternatively, set off on a hike around Passau, catching sights of the Mariahilf, a place of pilgrimage, and St. Severin, an ancient church that can be dated back to the Ottonian dynasty.


    A hike to Veste Oberhaus

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Passau


    Bavaria Live (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Linz – Ceský Krumlov

    Today, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Ceský Krumlov. This quaint town has one of the best-preserved ancient centres in Europe, with more than three hundred protected medieval buildings and an iconic castle complex. Enjoy a guided tour of the area, including the 15th-century St. Vitus’ Church and a series of delightful High Gothic façades, each taking you back to the heart of the Middle Ages.


    A guided tour of Ceský Krumlov

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Melk – Dürnstein

    Relax as we cruise down the Danube River early this morning, passing beautiful terraced vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wine and delightful apricot orchards before arriving in Melk.

    On your included tour today, walk the halls of the magnificent Benedictine abbey of Melk, gazing upon ornate gold leaf walls. After your tour, enjoy sailing through the idyllic Wachau Valley. When you arrive in charming Dürnstein, you will have the opportunity to hike to Dürnstein Castle. Alternatively, stay in Melk to cycle from Melk to Dürnstein, traversing a route that offers a different perspective on the region’s viticulture.

    Exclusive Event: Today, special guests Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford will join you on board until Bratislava for exclusive events and activities unique to this cruise. This evening, the famous presenting duo will host a meet and greet, drinks reception and raise a toast to a memorable cruise with new friends.


    A guided bike ride along the Danube


    A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

    Included Excursion

    A tour of Melk Abbey


    Visit to Schallaburg castle (extra expense)


    Vineyards hike & tasting in Weissenkirchen (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Vienna

    Discover the classical charms of Vienna today, as we take you through the heart of the city, pointing out all of the best cafés and artisan studios as you discover its imperial grandeur. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre was once a fortified Roman frontier city, and a drive around the Ringstrasse will introduce you to architecture from across the last millennia.

    Alternatively, enjoy a bike tour along the serene trails on the Danube Island.  

    Exclusive Event: LIVE with Eamonn and Ruth

    Join the much loved presenting duo for a one time only event; LIVE with Eamonn and Ruth. During the event the pair will present their own on board show in Vienna which will include topical conversations with guests and a cooking demonstration of a Viennese delicacy with a tasting opportunity, hosted by one of the on board chefs. The pair will also hold an informal question and answer session where you will get the chance to ask them about their lives and careers on television.


    A bike tour in Vienna

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Vienna


    Viennese evening concert (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Bratislava

    Cobbled streets pave the course for daily life in Bratislava, where winding alleys and gothic architecture blend together to create a truly distinctive Slovakian capital.

    Enjoy a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, with a silhouette that looks as though it was pulled from the pages of a fairytale. This striking landmark was most recently rebuilt in a Renaissance style, but it still retains some of its original features.

    Alternatively, explore the historic architecture in the compact town centre during an included guided tour, where everything is in walking distance, including the ornate exterior of the Slovak National Theatre.


    Local Slovakian entertainment on board


    A guided hike to Bratislava Castle

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Bratislava

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Budapest

    Welcome to Budapest, where an amazing end to a fantastic trip through the heart of Europe awaits. Once the ancient Roman city of Aquincum, a true historic marvel, with bathhouses and homes with heated floors thanks to the surrounding hot springs. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre will enable you to follow the chapters of architecture through the ages as you set off on a coach tour of Budapest, passing Romanesque, Baroque and Classical façades.

    This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board.


    A traditional Hungarian folklore show


    A hike to Buda Hill

    Included Excursion

    A guided coach tour of Budapest


    Excursion to Szentendre (extra expense)


    Jewish Heritage Tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Budapest

    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 apricot orchards and ancient Roman cities with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

  • Guided tour of Passau
  • Guided tour of Melk Abbey
  • Guided tour of Vienna
  • Walking tour of Bratislava
  • Guided coach tour of Budapest

  • Guided tour of Ceský Krumlov
  • Local Slovakian entertainment on board
  • A traditional Hungarian folklore show on board

  • Hike to Veste Oberhaus
  • Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
  • Guided bike tour along the Danube river
  • Bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided hike to Bratislava Castle
  • Hike to Buda Hill

  • 19 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 5 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

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