Emerald Waterways have been teasing us with some of the incredible cruises they have planned in 2021 and in these current times, they seem irresistible! Some luxurious serene cruising, beautiful views and lots of fresh air is too lovely to keep to ourselves.
Most of us have been exceptionally good, following the guidelines passed down from the government. But, in return for our excellent efforts, we all deserve a treat. Most of us will baulk at the thought of somewhere hustling and bustling, so perhaps something calmer and naturally beautiful will pique your interest?
Emerald Waterways have some incredible itineraries lined up for next year which let you discover the most idyllic and picturesque walks in Europe along the continent’s most beautiful routes.
Walk through the local vineyards in Tournon
Join the 10-day Sensations of Lyon and Provence itinerary starting from £1,995* per person (based on 9 October 2021 departure) on the Emerald Liberte Star-Ship*. On this stunning French river cruise, guests will have the chance to embark on a guided hike through some of the local vineyards in Tournon, as well as joining a local guide for a walking tour of France’s gastronomic heartbeat, Lyon, including the chance to discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière.
Tread the Portuguese coastal fortresses
Or choose the 11-day Secrets of the Douro with Lisbon river cruise starting from £2,360 per person (based on 3 November 2021 departure) on the Emerald Radiance Star-Ship. Guests can enjoy a tranquil walk through the local vineyards of Quinta do Tedo which is in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley nestled on the confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers.
Once in Porto, join a guided active walk through the coastal city, touching on the fortified structures of Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo, a building whose pentagonal façades overlook the ocean.
Hike in the evergreen Black Forest
Alternatively, the eight-day Jewels of the Rhine itinerary starts from £2,395 per person (based on 7 July 2021 departure) on the Emerald Destiny Star-Ship**. Join a guided hike in Germany’s famous mountain range, the Black Forest, which is known for its evergreen forests and picturesque villages.
Also, in the medieval town of Strasbourg, the capital of France’s Alsace Region, guests can explore the past during a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town as well as witnessing the Maison Kammerzell and the canal network that weaves through Petite France.
For all the above itineraries – all prices include relevant discounts, return flights, transfers, the cruises as stated above, shore excursions, all tipping and gratuities, food and selected drinks on board*** and exclusive events and experiences.
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