|Day||Ports of call||Arrival||Departure|
|Total length of cruise: 14 - nights|
Day 1: Budapest Embarkation
Welcome to Budapest! You will be met and transferred from the airport to the dock. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Evergreen Tours river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest. This evening join your fellow travellers for a night-time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, whilst enjoying a traditional Hungarian welcome dinner complete with folk dancing and music.
Day 2: Budapest
Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Royal Palace of Buda, hilltop castle complex and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. This afternoon you depart for Bratislava.
Day 3: Bratislava
This morning we arrive at the city of Bratislava, capital of the Republic of Slovakia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. Youre Invited: The highlight will be a home hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family.
Day 4: Vienna
Today we explore Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Then you have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of Vienna.
Discover More: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or Schönbrunn Palace tour (extra expense)
Day 5: Dürnstein - Melk
In the morning we arrive in Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. Thereafter you drive through the picturesque landscape of this district to the 900-year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. Emerald Active: A guided biking tour along the Danube River (active fitness level)
Day 6: Passau
Cruise along the Danube this morning, in the afternoon we reach Passau. Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in this beautiful city. On this afternoon’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes.
Discover More: Full Day Trips to Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov (extra expense) guests on these tours will not be able to participate on the included walking tour of Passau
Day 7: Regensburg - Kelheim
After breakfast we arrive in magnificent Regensburg. On our guided walking tour you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. Youre Invited: Tonight, enjoy a Bavarian band on board.
Discover More: Excursion to a local brauhaus (extra expense)
Day 8: Nuremberg
Your included choices today include a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. See the storybook 900-year-old ramparts, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. The city tour leads you to the major sights, from the early beginnings to the present. Alternatively, journey to the Nazi party rally grounds, where rallies were held from 1933 until 1938 and take a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre. Youre Invited: This evening enjoy an EU Lecture.
Day 9: Bamberg
This morning we arrive at Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with original character and charm. At the centre of the town is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe.
Day 10: Würzburg
Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Join our guide for a walking tour of Würzburg followed by a visit to the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Discover More: Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town (extra expense)
Day 11: Miltenberg
Travel to the picturesque village of Miltenberg on the Main River. The village creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in the middle ages and the Old Town is lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. Take a guided tour of Miltenberg village or join Emerald Active: A guided hike up to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level).
Day 12: Rüdesheim - Koblenz
After breakfast arrive at Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Enjoy free time to take the cable car up to the impressive Germania monument with stunning views of the Rhine Valley. Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. We’ll pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanted temptresses. In the early evening we arrive into the beautiful 2,000 year old town of Koblenz.
Day 13: Koblenz - Cologne
The ship sails from Koblenz in the early morning, cruising along the Rhine we arrive in Cologne. Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities and is famous for its magnificent World-heritage listed Gothic Cathedral and market squares lined with cafes, shops and beer halls. This evening the captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
Discover More: Take a tour to Brühl, famous for the Augustus Palace and Falkenlust (extra expense)
Day 14: Cruising - Amsterdam
The ship sails along the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal and into Amsterdam. This afternoon join a glass top canal boat cruise and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals or Emerald Active: take a guided walking tour around the famous landmarks of Amsterdam. You then have free time in the afternoon to visit the Rijks Museum or Van Gogh Museum, or simply enjoy the lively atmosphere and watch the world go by. This evening join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.
Day 15: Disembarkation Amsterdam
After breakfast, it’s time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.
Begin your idyllic 14-night Splendours of Europe Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam.
- All main meals meals
- Beer, wine and soft drink with lunch and dinner
- Sightseeing and admissions where stated
- Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
- Services of an Evergreen Cruise Director
- All gratuities and tipping where operated by Evergreen
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|Vessel: Emerald Star Ship||Length: 442ft|
|Year: 2009||Cruising speed: 25kn|
|Bars/Lounges: Horizon and Sky Bar||Crew: 47|
|Dining: Open Seating||Gross Tonnage:|
|Onboard Currency: Euro||Passenger Capacity: 182|
|Restaurants: Reflections Restaurant, The Terrace||24 Hour Reception|
|All Main Meals Included||All Sightseeing and On Board Activities Included|
|All Tipping And Gratuities Included||Complimentary Use of Bicycles|
|Exclusive Butler Service - Royal, Junior, Balcony Suites & Danube Deck||Expert Cruise Director|
|Gift Shop||History Team|
|On Board Elevator||On Board Entertainment|
|On Board Infotainment System||Scenic Sluber Beds - Staterooms and Suites|
|Teak Outdoor Furniture||Three Dining Venues|
ABOUT Evergreen River Cruises
Evergreen Tours River Cruising has been more popular than ever with the launch of our new luxury river cruise ships, the Emerald Sky and Emerald Star sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest and linking seamlessly with city extensions and exciting touring itineraries. Many guests missed out on their favourite suites in our 2015 programmes, so with the launch of two further ships, the Emerald Sun and the Emerald Dawn, we're planning an even bigger season in 2016. Whatever your taste or budget, we will accommodate you in style with superb fittings and décor in all our suites and
staterooms. With innovative design and superior amenities, you will be supremely comfortable in your Emerald Stateroom, Emerald Balcony Suite, Grand Balcony Suite or the spacious Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite, complete with your own lounge and full outside balcony.
All meals are included onboard as well as beer, wine and soft drink with lunch and dinner. In each village, town or city we offer included guided excursions as well as a range of extra excursions where you can personalise your holiday or simply enjoy free time and relax onboard.
The Evergreen Exprience
Inclusions that Exceed your Expectations
Evergreen Tours has an excellent reputation for quality, value and professional service. From start to finish, we carefully plan, arrange and coordinate every aspect of your holiday.
Our itineraries are cleverly designed with the appropriate balance of inclusions, must-see sights and free time, all planned to unlock Europe’s richness and vibrancy. Many different kinds of
people travel with us and, like you, they recognise that value is not only about the price but also what’s included in a cruise and tour. As part of the Scenic Tours Group, we use the organisation’s purchasing power to pass the best value on to you.
Our inclusions bring to life the Europe you’ve always dreamed of. We know you’ll never forget the moment you first laid eyes on Michelangelo’s stunning Statue of David in the Florence
Academia, the excitement you feel as you discover Paris, or the unforgettable feeling of taking a romantic gondola ride along the ancient canals of Venice. Not to mention the incredible scenery on the Glacier Express railway to St Moritz. Each one is a unique, unsurpassed experience and an included Premium Highlight with Evergreen Tours.
Emerald 'Star Ships'
The World's Most Innovative River Cruisers
Expect stylish and spacious award winning ships designed to ensure the most comfortable journey. Breathe in the history of the continent’s greatest rivers. This is the most relaxing and convenient way to experience the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers.
The Emerald ‘Star Ships’ are luxury floating hotels which impress from the moment you step on board. Four of Europe’s newest and most deluxe vessels – Emerald Sky and Emerald Star launched in 2014, and Emerald Sun and Emerald Dawn in 2015– are owned and operated by Evergreen Tours, setting new standards and offering guests the opportunity to experience some of the finest vessels in Europe.
With more space per person than most other operators, and exceptional features like floor to ceiling windows in the Horizon Bar and in all public areas, our ships provide an overwhelming sense of light and space. The public areas are well-designed with our guests in mind. The glorious sun deck with its 360 degree views, lounge chairs, walking track, putting green, giant Tic-Tac-Toe and Sky Barbecue is an inviting place to relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery.
Take a dip in our 24 sq m heated swimming pool at the rear of the Horizon Deck. A retractable roof allows you to enjoy it in all conditions. At night, the pool is covered by an extended floor and the area transforms into an entertainment lounge, hosting movie nights and other functions.
The Reflections Restaurant is a relaxed setting to enjoy our superb on board cuisine and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner. Lunch is freshly prepared featuring a tempting array of hot and cold dishes, and in the evenings you will
feast on a delicious four course dinner.
The Terrace, on the ship’s bow, is perfect for al fresco dining. For early risers, it’s a quiet spot to watch the sunrise and enjoy your coffee and a light breakfast.
With panoramic views of the spectacular scenery, The Terrace is also a lovely alternative for a café-style lunch or to catch the late afternoon breezes with a chilled drink. As you would expect from a deluxe hotel there is also a fully equipped gym, a beauty centre and free Wi-Fi on board. Bicycles are also available for our more active guests.
Emerald Balcony Suite
- The spacious Emerald Balcony Suites are located on the Horizon (R or P category) and Vista Decks (A, B or C category). These Suites are 180 sq ft (16.7 sq m) and are blessed with an innovative indoor balcony. At the touch of a button the top section of your loor to ceiling window drops down, looding your Suite with fresh air and providing seamless views.
- All Emerald Balcony Suites include a lat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, fridge,
hairdryer, hotel-style beds, an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
- The Balcony Suites on the Horizon Deck (R or P category) also enjoy the desirable upper deck views as well as additional inclusions like
complimentary onboard bathrobes and slippers, and other treats to make your experience special.
- Measuring 162 sq ft (15 sq m) the Emerald Staterooms are located on the Riviera Deck. Although the interior fixtures and amenities are identical to the Emerald Balcony Suites, the Emerald Staterooms have a small ixed picture window due to the lower deck position.
- All Staterooms are equipped with a lat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, fridge,
hairdryer, hotel-style beds, an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
Grand Balcony Suite
- On the Horizon Deck the Grand Balcony Suites at 210 sq ft (19.5 sq m) ofer the luxury of outside space. In addition to the full outdoor balcony which converts into a sunroom at the touch of a button, enjoy the convenience of the mini-bar, plus our Emerald Concierge Service so you can enjoy a continental breakfast as well as delicious pre-dinner canapés served in the comfort of your Suite.
- Complimentary onboard bathrobes and slippers, a Nespresso cofee machine, and two items of laundry per day are also included.
- Also includes: lat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, hairdryer, hotel-style beds, an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
Owner's One Bedroom Suite
- For the ultimate cruising indulgence the 315 sq ft (29.2 sq m) Owner’s One Bedroom Suites on the Horizon Deck are nearly twice the size of an Evergreen Stateroom and Suites feature a full outside balcony which converts to a sunroom, a separate bedroom and living area, a deluxe walk-in wardrobe and a larger basin ensuite bathroom.
- With Evergreen’s superb In-Suite Service you can opt for a continental breakfast served on your balcony. Delectable pre-dinner canapés are served in-suite and your complimentary mini-bar with beer, wine and soft drinks is stocked daily. Complimentary onboard bathrobes and slippers, an ipad and a Nespresso cofee machine, along with four items of laundry per dayare also included. There’s also a lat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, hairdryer, hotel-style beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
*Cabin may differ from image
Emerald Star Ship
All guests have the opportunity to dine at our second restaurant, Portobello’s. This fine dining Italian
restaurant is an intimate affair for just 30 guests. Authentic cuisine, premium wines and outstanding
views from the very front of the ship make this a superb experience. Scenic Tours is the only European
river cruising company to give you a choice of onboard dining and because it’s all included you won’t
be asked to pay a supplement to dine at Portobello’s.
Located on Horizon Deck deck
For early risers fruit, pastries, tea and espresso coffee are available in the Lounge. The breakfast buffet selection will satisfy even the heartiest appetite. Order minute steak or eggs any style and your waiter will deliver it to your table.
Extravagant buffet lunches also feature daily a la carte specials, available in the Lounge, which are cooked to your liking by our award-winning chefs.
Located on Horizon Deck deck
Dining on board is a very special occasion, which starts when your maitre d’ welcomes you to the elegant Crystal Dining Room where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. All guests can be seated at the same time, so you’re free to join new-found friends. In the evenings, the restaurant sparkles with lively conversations during the service of a four course a la carte meal. There is a new menu every night, and with a large selection of tempting dishes, you’ll be spoilt for choice. At lunch and dinner your waiter will be pleased to present you with complimentary high-quality wines from the regions of Europe.
*Featured image: Crystal Dining aboard Scenic-Space Ship Ruby - appearance may differ.
Located on Vista Deck deck
We invite you to retire to the Lounge after dinner for music and dancing. On many evenings we’ll bring the best of the local culture to you when our guest musicians and entertainers come aboard. Depending on where the ship is docked you may see a rollicking gypsy troupe, a classical musical recital or a group of traditional Bavarian performers.
*Featured Image: Violinists entertain the passangers aboard the Scenic Space-Ship "Sapphire"
Emerald Star Ship Photos
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Due to the issuing of refunds via Cheque by the cruiselines, refunds can take 4-6 weeks to reach us should you be entitled to any refund.
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On selected departures we will offer you onboard credits & these may not be combinable with all cabin categories and promotions. We will send you through a confirmation which will confirm if the onboard credit is available against your booking. Making changes to your reservation could result in any onboard credits being removed. Once you have embarked the ship, the onboard credit will be applied to your onboard account to use towards any onboard purchases. Any unused portion of the Onboard Credit will expire at midnight on the last night of your cruise and is not redeemable for cash at any time.
'Guarantee' (GTY) Bookings
From time to time, we may offer you the option of making what we call a 'Guarantee (GTY) booking. This means you may book a stateroom of a guaranteed category type (Inside, Outside, Balcony) on your chosen ship and cruise. However, the exact grade, number and location of the stateroom on the ship will be allocated at the cruise lines discretion and at any time until checking in at the Port. Once your GTY stateroom has been allocated to you, we are unable to accept any changes requested by you. The benefits of a GTY stateroom are that after your booking has been confirmed, the cruise line may (at their discretion) upgrade your stateroom to a higher classed category to that originally booked at no extra charge to you. In any event, you are 'guaranteed' the minimum category you decide to book at the time of the cruise including obstructed view cabins.
If travelling with Family and Friends where you require cabins to be near one another we strongly recommend for you not to book on a Guarantee.
We cannot guarantee your cabins will be assigned near one another, on the same deck, same side or forward/aft on the ship nor accept any requests.
Depending on any last minute availability the cruise lines will automatically upgrade cabins to higher categories. The upgrades can place you towards the front of the ship, midships or at the back of the ship and not necessarily on a higher deck level (i.e.: Insides Deck 10 may be upgraded to Ocean view Deck 5). As the cruise lines cannot upgrade every booking, you should book a category in which you are happy to sail.
Once the upgrade has been assigned, should you dislike the cabin location we are unable to accept any changes or requests and cannot be reversed.
If travelling with family and friends where you require cabins to be near one another we strongly recommend for you to decline the upgrades. The cruise line do not guarantee all of the cabins will be upgraded, or that they will be upgraded near one another.
Future Cruise Credits
While we are happy to apply your Future Cruise Credits from the cruiselines to your booking with us, this may affect your online discounted pricing. We will still do our best to provide competitive pricing based on the discount we can offer on the new cruise fare once the future cruise credits have been applied to your booking. Please note if Future Cruise Credits are applied after your deposit has been paid may affect your final balance.
Passport & Visa Requirements.
For all international cruises all passengers will require to be in possession of a valid passport. The passport must have 6 months validity from the cruise return date.
Visa's may also be required and at the sole responsibility of the passenger. Please check with the relevant embassies or a Visa Services company for assistance.
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|Deck||Cabin Type||Cabin Code|
|Vista Deck view||Emerald Balcony Suite view||C||$14860||$7780||N/A||N/A||Enquire Now|
|Horizon Deck view||view||R||$15460||$8080||N/A||N/A||Enquire Now|
|Horizon Deck view||Emerald Balcony Suite view||P||$15660||$8180||N/A||N/A||Enquire Now|
|Horizon Deck view||Grand Balcony Suite view||S||$17460||$9080||N/A||N/A||Enquire Now|
|Horizon Deck view||Owner's One Bedroom Suite view||SA||$19260||$9980||N/A||N/A||Enquire Now|
*Please note: All prices featured are in NZD (unless otherwise stated), and include port taxes, government taxes and fees. Prices and availability are subject to change due to changes made by the Cruise Companies.