Unleash Your Inner Explorer
Discover our top 5 river cruise picks and find inspiration for your next journey.
Calling all travelers, explorers, and epicureans! We have meticulously curated our finest river cruises in Europe and Portugal, catering to every adventurer's soul. Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey as we present our top five river cruise picks — each one promising a unique and enchanting escapade.
Embark on a Voyage Tailored to You
Are you a river cruise newcomer seeking captivating sights, or perhaps a food lover in pursuit of delectable culinary delights? We have the perfect cruise for every discerning explorer. Whether you seek cultural wonders, historical treasures, or breathtaking landscapes, we've got you covered.
Take a look below to find the tailored cruise that suits your desires and brings you the experience of a lifetime on board Emerald Cruises. Contact us to secure your spot on board an unforgettable Emerald Cruises journey.
Limited Time Offers
For a limited time, you can save up to $2,500pp* on your booking.
*Terms and conditions apply. Offer subject to availability.
If you’re new to the world of river cruising this is your chance to cruise five countries in 15 days!
Discover the magic of Europe as you sail through the heart of the continent. Cruising the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers, you’ll experience a range of cultures, customs, and traditions, historic landmarks and vibrant cities from Amsterdam to Budapest, or vice versa.
Explore the charming canals of Amsterdam on a canal cruise, step back in time with guided tours of Cologne's Old Town and Vienna's captivating landmarks.Cruise the fairytale Rhine Gorge, discover the enchanting Melk Abbey, Bratislava, the historic Buda side of the Danube River and so much more. Guided bike tours and hikes are included too!;
Save up to $2,500pp* with our Super Savings on this 15-day luxury river cruise through the heart of Europe.
Embark on a captivating journey along the Rhine River, traveling from Switzerland to the Netherlands or vice versa.
Discover Amsterdam, where history seamlessly blends with modernity. Witness the beauty of windmills, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. Take a leisurely stroll through the stunning surroundings of Koblenz and be inspired by the legendary castles of the Rhine region.
Explore the fairytale town of Koblenz, visit Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Cochem Castle. Then cruise along Strasbourg's picturesque canals. Uncover the charm of Heidelberg on a guided tour, and discover the inspiration behind Mark Twain and William Turner.
Indulge your palate at a local farmers’ market in Cologne, and savour the famous Black Forest delicacies in Freiburg. EmeraldACTIVE bike tours and a hike are also available.
These hand-picked experiences promise to enrich your cruise, creating cherished memories and a journey of a lifetime.
Save up to $1,300pp* with our Super Savings on this 8-day luxury river cruise through the fairytale landscapes of the Rhine river.
Discover the enchantment of five unique Eastern European countries on a nine day luxury Danube River cruise between Budapest and Bucharest.
Uncover the magic of the lower Danube, where the unique Eastern European cultures of Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria come to life on this extraordinary adventure.
Get set for a luxury cruise adventure with fantastic highlights which reveal the warmth and charm of the communities along the lower Danube.
Experience the adrenaline rush of Hungary's Puszta Horse Show as well as a heartwarming home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. Enjoy a tour of Belgrade then a vibrant Serbian folklore show on board.
Sail through the famous Iron Gates, explore the captivating history in Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi, with a choir concert, and indulge in wine tasting at a local vineyard. So much is included!
Save up to $800pp* with our Super Savings on this 9-day luxury river cruise through the hidden gems of Eastern Europe.
Embark on an unforgettable journey along the Rhône and Saône rivers, exploring the gastronomic heart of the country. Test your cultural knowledge and wine expertise on this unparalleled adventure.
Discover the magic of Provence and Burgundy as you explore rolling vineyards, Roman architecture, and embark on EmeraldACTIVE excursions.
Set off on a leisurely journey, tailor-made for the laidback adventurer. Cycle around Lyon to witness the impressive medieval and Renaissance architecture. Explore iconic landmarks like the Arles Amphitheatre, and discover Tournon, dominated by the towering 16th century castle. Add a touch of adventure by canoeing on the Rhône river in Avignon.
Finally, delight your palate with a Provençal dinner hosted by the renowned chef Fabien Morreale.
Save up to $1,800pp* with our Super Savings on this 8-Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence cruise and experience the unique identity of the quaint towns in the South of France.
If you’re a globetrotter, passionate for exquisite cuisine, vibrant cultures, and you’re seeking for new experiences, Portugal is the perfect destination for you.
Cruise along Portugal’s serene Douro River and marvel at the sun-drenched vineyards of the UNESCO-listed Douro Valley. Delight in delicious cuisine and exquisite wines, and pop across to Salamanca, Spain for the day!
The Secrets of the Douro luxury river cruise provides an enchanting escape, combining breathtaking landscapes, genuine cultural gatherings, and unforgettable moments to cherish forever.
Exciting culinary highlights include a visit to Quinta do Tedo for a wine tasting, a rural dinner at Quinta da Pacheca, a Portuguese cooking demonstration, and a port wine cocktail lesson.
Enjoy a guided tour of Salamanca, Lamego and Porto, and explore the Côa Valley Museum. The EmeraldACTIVE program hosts an active walk through the vineyards and a kayak experience in Pinhao, plus there’s a traditional Tuna music performance and so much more.
Save up to $1,300pp* with our Super Savings on this 8-day Portugal & Spain luxury river cruise, the perfect way to experience their charm and culture.
Terms & Conditions
*Save up to $2,500pp based on 15 day Splendours of Europe (EWCR) 25/10/24 in an E category Stateroom. To receive Super Savings offers cruise must be paid in full by 31st March, 2024. Once sold out or if full payment is not received the full fare will apply.
*Save up to $1,300pp based on 8 day Jewels of the Rhine (EWAB) 28/07/24 in an E category Stateroom. To receive Super Savings offers cruise must be paid in full by 31st March, 2024. Once sold out or if full payment is not received the full fare will apply.
*Save up to $1,800pp based on 8 day Sensations of Lyon & Provence (EFRC) 27/07/24 in an E category Stateroom. To receive Super Savings offers cruise must be paid in full by 31st March, 2024. Once sold out or if full payment is not received the full fare will apply.
* Save up to $1,300pp based on 8 day Secrets of the Douro (EPDC) 03/08/24 in an F category Stateroom. To receive Super Savings offers cruise must be paid in full by 31st March, 2024. Once sold out or if full payment is not received the full fare will apply.
*Save up to $800pp based on 9 day Enchantment of Eastern Europe cruise (EWBB) 30/05/24 in a D or E category Staterooms. To receive Super Savings offers cruise must be paid in full by 31st March, 2024. Once sold out or if full payment is not received the full fare will apply.
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