Travellers planning their holiday of a lifetime for 2021, and looking for a trip that will immerse them in a range of different activities and cultures, look no further than Emerald Waterways’ nine-day Enchantment of Eastern Europe river cruise which promises some amazing cultural insights.
Holidays are firmly back on the agenda, and although some might not be ready to get away this year, there’s always 2021! To help with next year’s travel plans, we’re highlighting some great ways to make up for all the lost time and what better way to begin than with a luxury river cruise.
The people at Emerald Waterways have introduced a new nine-day escape for 2021 called the Enchantment of Eastern Europe River Cruise. It promises some fantastic cultural experiences such as a watching a traditional Hungarian horse show in Puszta and the equestrian skills of the Magyar cowboys before sailing on to Osijek to meet the local village students and indulge in a home-cooked meal with a local family.
In Belgrade, guests will embark on guided tours of the city before being treated to a traditional Serbian folklore band performance. A choir concert awaits in Arbanasi, a Bulgarian village sitting on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River.
To continue exploring this incredible region, guests can include a three-night extension to Istanbul – a city of contrasts and endless surprises with cultural influences from the many empires that once ruled it. Highlights include fascinating tours of sights such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, the Spice Market and a Bosporus cruise to discover where Europe meets Asia.
Alternatively, opt for a four-night stop in Transylvania, home to some of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, to discover the city of Brasov on a guided tour. Explore stunning castles such as the Gothic fairy-tale Bran, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Peles Castle.
Both extensions are available on Emerald Waterways’ nine-day Enchantment of Eastern Europe river cruise. Departing from Budapest (Hungary), recommended by Emerald Waterways’ dedicated Corporate Cruise Director Ray Bauer as a city for history enthusiasts, the itinerary takes guests to Kalocsa (Hungary), Osijek (Croatia), Belgrade, Golubac, Donji Milanovac (all Serbia), Vidin, Rousse, Veliko Tarnovo & Abranasi (all Bulgaria), Giurgiu, and Bucharest (both Romania).
Prices for the nine-day Enchantment of Eastern Europe River Cruise start from £2,170* per person (based on 4 October 2021 departure) on the Emerald Destiny Star-Ship**.
With the launch of Emerald Waterways’ 2021 European river cruising brochure, guests booking before 31 July 2020 will enjoy savings of up to £1,000 per couple, a complimentary Premium Drinks Package, entitling guests to unlimited onboard drinks***, and flexibility with Emerald Waterways’ Deposit Protection Plan. New bookings paid in full by 31 October 2020 will also enjoy an additional Early Payment Discount of £250 per couple.
*£2,170 – Istanbul and Transylvania city stays are at an additional cost.
**Star-Ship – European Star-Ships are subject to change.
**Drinks onboard – wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner. Complimentary tea and coffee are available throughout the sailing.
For more information or to book, please visit www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk.
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