Danube Delights: 7-Nights

Price $4045 $3945 8 Days/7 Nights
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Danube Delights: 7-Nights

$4045 $3945 per person


*Prices are CAD per person, based on 2 people sharing. From price shown is the lead in rate for October 2024 departures, and the discounted rate includes the member benefit. Additional offers will apply when available.  

From Bavaria to Budapest (or reverse), join us for an 8-day river cruise on the River Danube. Travelling from Nuremberg to the exquisite capital of Hungary, you’ll uncover the wonders of this majestic European river. Follow the weaving flow of the Danube between the southern German state of Bavaria to Budapest, a city of immense cultural contrast. Your journey begins on the famous Main-Danube Canal, where you’ll savour a warm Germanic welcome courtesy of a traditional Bavarian band.

Crossing the border into Austria, visit beautiful Passau and join an enriching walking tour, taking in such sights as Oberhaus Fortress and St Stephen’s Cathedral, home to the largest church organ in Europe.

Cruising through the dramatic Wachau Valley, cycle the Danube from Melk to Durnstein on an EmeraldACTIVE excursion, or take a hiking tour of Durnstein Castle. Vienna is the next stop, and here you can explore famous sights like the Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, and Hofburg Imperial Palace. The Slovakian capital of Bratislava highlights the cultural complexity of the region, with Celtic, Slavic, and Roman architecture on display across the city. Budapest is your final call, and here you can experience a traditional Hungarian folk show and evening cruise, or an invigorating guided hike to the summit of Buda Hill.

What’s Included: 

  • Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
  • 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view
  • 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 bicycles on board
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points
  • Complimentary River Cruise Cover
  • All port charges and taxes
  • All gratuities on board


As a Trip Merchant Member you save an additional $100 CAD Per Person. Combinable with current offers. Must book with Trip Merchant. Offer Code: TMEMERALD

Current savings available for select river cruise itineraries and departures. Please contact Trip Merchant to find out what is available!

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 0
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMEMERALD

Departure Dates

Munich to Budapest Sailings
April 28
May 12, 26
June 1, 20, 23, 28
July 4, 12, 26
August 4, 18
September 15, 20, 29
October 4, 13, 18
Munich to Budapest Sailings
April 17
May 1, 31
June 22
July 12, 26
August 3, 23, 31
September 13, 14
October 11, 25
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Munich, Germany
  • Departure City
    Budapest, Hungary
  • Activity Level
  • Passenger Limit
Munich – Regensburg
You will be met at the airport by an Emerald Cruises representative and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting for you.
Meals Provided: Dinner
Explore the medieval centre of Regensburg with a local guide, walking the cobblestone streets, passing the patrician houses of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. Alternatively, join a bike tour to the Walhalla monument which towers high above the slopes of the Danube. From here you can enjoy a fascinating view of the river and the surrounding landscape. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception with dinner, followed by a traditional Bavarian band on board.
  • Traditional Bavarian band on board
  • Guided bike tour to the Walhalla monument
  • Guided tour of Regensburg

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Passau – Engelhartszell
Today, we’ll cruise into the heart of Passau, where three of Europe’s rivers converge in the shadows of the Veste Oberhaus fortress. 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. If you are feeling active, you can join a bike tour along the River Inn, one of the three rivers converging in Passau. Enjoy exploring the city before returning to your Star-Ship for lunch. This afternoon your Star-Ship is docked in Engelhartszell.
  • Guided bike tour along the River Inn
  • Guided tour of Passau

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dürnstein - Krems
Today, you can choose to hike the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, offering delightful panoramic views of the surrounding medieval villages. Afterwards, we will sail through the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley and on to Krems. Alternatively, you can embark on a guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Krems, before meeting your Star-Ship where it is docked. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Göttweig Abbey, a true treasure overlooking the Wachau from a hill covered by vineyards and forests. As part of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape since 2001, it is one of Austria's most important Benedictine abbeys and attracts visitors from all over the world. Built in 1083, it continues to serve as a spiritual centre in the heart of Lower Austria and is run by a community of about 45 monks. Visible from great distance, the abbey provides epic panoramas when you visit.
  • Guided bike tour along the Danube River
  • Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
  • Guided tour of Göttweig Abbey

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
For art-lovers, there is no other place like the Austrian capital, not just because the city is packed with museums and artwork but because of its variety. Your tour will include a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in the country and one of the most important museums worldwide. Alternatively, embark on a guided cycling tour from where your Star-Ship is docked to the idyllic Danube Island.
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A delightful scattering of Baroque palaces and Gothic architecture that tell tales of a communist past are yours to uncover as we sail towards Bratislava. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s enchanting history, taking in the neo-Renaissance glory of the Slovak National Theatre and the Episcopal Summer Palace. Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to Bratislava Castle and its idyllic Baroque gardens, offering the perfect backdrop to the Shakespeare festival that takes place during the summer months. This afternoon, enjoy coffee and cake in the home of a Slovakian family before being welcomed to your farewell dinner.
  • Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family
  • Guided hike to Bratislava Castle
  • Walking tour of Bratislava

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Budapest, a city generously steeped in history and culture, where ancient architecture exists alongside contemporary buildings. Enjoy a guided city tour, starting at the Liberty Statue and encompassing many of Budapest’s hotspots. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and the Buda Castle district, before walking up to Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, providing the best panoramas of the city and river. Alternatively, enjoy a hike to Buda Hill and gaze over the Danube.
  • Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board
  • Hike to Buda Hill
  • Guided coach tour of Budapest

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budapest Disembarkation
After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark your Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of Viennese art and culture with you.
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMEMERALD

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The ship you sail on depends on which departure date you choose. Emerald Waterways has 4 ships that sail on this itinerary; (click on the Download PDF Deck/Cabin Plan to check them all out and don't forget to watch the videos)
  • Emerald Sky
  • Emerald Dawn
  • Emerald Star
  • Emerald Destiny

Download PDF Deck/Cabin Plan