On this wonderful eight-day cruise you will join television’s golden couple for exclusive events and visit five countries and three capitals, including Vienna and Budapest

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes are TV royalty, gracing our screens for more than three decades. And now you can get to know them in person as they join you on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship during this fantastic eight-day river cruise along the mighty Danube.

As you sail through Europe, you'll enjoy a series of exclusive events with Eamonn and Ruth, who join the ship from Durnstein to Bratislava. You will get the inside track on their careers, from favourite guests and behind-the-scenes gossip to Ruth's experiences on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. You will join them for a drinks reception and a Live With Eamonn & Ruth event, as well as having the chance to ask them your questions.

The Danube is one of the greatest rivers in Europe, flowing through ten countries and four capital cities - Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Belgrade. Your unique itinerary in April next year starts in Passau, an ancient town on the edge of the Black Forest in Germany. You will sail from Passau with stops at Linz and the Unesco World Heritage-listed town of Cesky Krumlov. You'll pass terraced vineyards and apricot orchards on the way to Melk before visiting three of Europe's great capitals - Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

For added peace of mind, Emerald Cruises offers a free Deposit Protection Plan and Flexible Booking Policy, which allows you to defer your travel plans and transfer to an alternative departure date or itinerary up to 60 days before departure.

Meet Eamonn & Ruth

Eamonn and Ruth will host a reception on board and take part in an informal question and answer session, where you will get the chance to ask them your own questions. There will also be time for a photo opportunity. To cap it all off, you will then join them for a unique event - Live With Eamonn & Ruth - in which the pair will present their own show in Vienna, including topical conversations with guests and a cooking demonstration of a Viennese delicacy, with a tasting opportunity, hosted by one of the onboard chefs.

Discover the Danube

During this voyage you'll sail through stunning scenery and visit two of Europe's great capitals - Vienna, famous for its art and culture, and the historic city of Budapest, Hungary's capital. There's also Bratislava, with its Gothic architecture and imposing castle. Along the way, there will be much to enjoy, such as guided walks, bike rides, evening entertainment and on-shore excursions, plus the chance to discover the old towns of Passau and Linz, and the beautiful Wachau Valley.

Your Deluxe Star-Ship

The Emerald Cruises fleet offers spacious and stylishly designed staterooms, an indoor heated pool with retractable roof, fitness centre, large open-air sun deck with putting green and an evening cinema.

Flexible Booking Policy

Emerald Cruises allows guests to change travel dates or itinerary up to 60 days before departure at no cost.

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Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes
TV presenters

Eamonn and Ruth have been presenting for more than three decades. Ruth is a panellist on Loose Women and appeared on Strictly in 2017, while Eamonn has presented GMTV and Good Morning Britain. Together, they have presented ITV's This Morning and appeared on Gogglebox.

Price includes

  • UK return flights from a choice of up to 16 airports.
  • Seven-night cruise on an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.
  • All meals, plus wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
  • Drinks, Q&A and special live event with Eamonn and Ruth.
  • EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE excursions.
  • Local guides and cruise director.
  • Free Wi-Fi and use of bicycles.
  • Transfers to and from the ship, and all tips and gratuities.
  • ABTA- and ATOL-protected

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Apr 21, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Apr 28, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,395*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing lowest-priced available cabins. Price shown includes all relevant discounts. Supplements apply for single travellers and upgraded cabins. For full booking conditions, visit emeraldcruises.co.uk/terms-and-conditions. Subject to availability. Single supplement available. Always check the FCO travel advice before departure, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. This exclusive trip may be promoted by select UK media brands.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Munich-Passau
    Munich , Germany

    Upon your arrival in Munich, you'll be greeted by an Emerald Cruises representative 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 - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Passau
    Passau, Germany

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Linz- Ceský Krumlov
    Linz, Austria

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Melk-Durnstein
    Melk, Austria

    Relax as you 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Vienna
    Vienna, Austria

    Discover the classical charms of Vienna today, as you tour the heart of the city, uncovering all of the best cafés and artisan studios and discovering 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.

    New Exclusive Event: Tonight you'll enjoy LIVE with Eamonn and Ruth. The pair will present their own onboard 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!

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Bratislava
    Bratislava, Slovakia

    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.

    New Exclusive Event: Tonight Ruth and Eamonn will host a meet-and-greet and drinks reception, as well as an informal question and answer session where you will get the chance to ask them about their lives and careers on television. There will also be time for a photo opportunity.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Budapest
    Budapest, Hungary

    Welcome to Budapest, where an amazing end to a fantastic trip through the heart of Europe awaits. Once the ancient Roman city of Aquincum, this is 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Budapest
    Budapest, Hungary

    Welcome to Budapest, where an amazing end to a fantastic trip through the heart of Europe awaits. Once the ancient Roman city of Aquincum, this is 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.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Apr 21, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Apr 28, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,395*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing lowest-priced available cabins. Price shown includes all relevant discounts. Supplements apply for single travellers and upgraded cabins. For full booking conditions, visit emeraldcruises.co.uk/terms-and-conditions. Subject to availability. Single supplement available. Always check the FCO travel advice before departure, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. This exclusive trip may be promoted by select UK media brands.

Call now to book 01618855277
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