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On this fun-packed eight-day journey you will join TV's golden couple in beautiful settings

We've watched Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on our screens for more than three decades, and now you have a chance to really get to know them on an unforgettable trip along the Danube on board your stylish river cruise ship.

This amazing journey will see you visit five countries and three capital cities in just eight days! What's more, as well as your deluxe stateroom or suite, the superb facilities (pool, sun deck, cinema, putting green and bar), excursions, entertainment and gourmet meals with drinks** are all included. But the highlight is sure to be the series of exclusive events with Eamonn and Ruth as you sail from Melk to Bratislava via Vienna.

You will get the inside track on their career - from their favourite (and not so favourite!) guests and behind-the-scenes gossip, to Ruth's experiences on Strictly. You will join them for an interactive gameshow, a special drinks reception and a Live with Eamonn and Ruth event, as well as have the chance to ask them your questions.

Special events with Eamonn and Ruth

Eamonn and Ruth will host a reception on board the ship 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 on-board chefs.

Your award-winning ship

The Emerald Cruises Star-Ship has everything to make your trip unforgettable. Staffed by a highly trained crew, the ship offers spacious cabins, stylish restaurants, a sun deck, putting green, fitness centre and heated swimming pool, which turns into an open-air cinema on selected evenings. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included with some meals

The best of the Danube

During this voyage along the Danube, you'll have plenty of time to discover three of Europe's great capitals: Vienna, famous for its culture and culinary specialties; the historic city of Budapest, known for its magnificent buildings such as the Hungarian Parliament Building; and 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.

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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

  • Return flights from up to 16 regional airports
  • Overseas transfers, flexible booking policy, ATOL and ABTA protection
  • Wi-Fi, tips, port charges, on-board activities and entertainment
  • Enjoy drinks, a Q&A and special live event with Eamonn and Ruth
  • Visit five countries and three capitals including Vienna and Budapest
  • Enjoy seven nights in your Star-Ship suite or stateroom
  • Dine on gourmet meals with drinks included**
  • Take your pick from a range of included excursions

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Apr 21, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Apr 28, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,195*

* Prices are per person, based on two sharing lowest-priced available cabins. Price shown includes all relevant discounts of £400pp. Deposit: £300pp. Supplements apply for single travellers and upgraded cabins. Itinerary subject to change. Subject to availability. **Beer, wine and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner only. For full deposit info and booking conditions, visit emeraldcruises.co.uk/terms-and-conditions. Always check the FCDO travel advice before departure, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. Visit 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 will be greeted by an Emerald Cruises representative and transferred to your contemporary Star-Ship. Here, a warm welcome awaits from the captain and crew, before you begin sailing to Passau. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Passau
    Passau, Germany

    Narrow cobblestone streets and the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread welcome you to Passau, a town nestled on the confluence of three of Europe's main waterways. This important historic trading centre borders Austria, and a distinctive blend of cultures can be found here. Your local guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the town, touching on its distinctive historic buildings, including the Baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral with its ornate columns and arches and the Altes Rathaus, or Town Hall, a collection of eight historic patrician houses that were built between the 14th and 15th centuries.

    Included excursion:
    A guided tour of Passau

    Optional excursions:
    EmeraldACTIVE
    A hike near Passau

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    Bavaria Live (extra expense)

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

    This morning, your Star-Ship will dock in Linz and you will be transferred by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre of Ceský Krumlov, a town built around a 13th-century castle. Join your local guide to traverse a labyrinth of winding cobblestone streets, passing the colourful façades of buildings that highlight different time periods as you learn about how they have survived the test of time thanks to the regions peaceful past. The town surrounds the national heritage site that is Ceský Krumlov Castle, and your guided tour will include the 15th-century St. Vitus' Church and a number of delightful High Gothic façades.

    Optional excursions:
    EmeraldPLUS

    A guided tour of Ceský Krumlov

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

    Relax as we 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.

    Optional excursions:
    EmeraldACTIVE
    A guided bike ride along the Danube or a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

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    Visit to Schallaburg castle (extra expense)

    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

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of apricot orchards and ancient Roman cities with you.

    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
£2,195*

* Prices are per person, based on two sharing lowest-priced available cabins. Price shown includes all relevant discounts of £400pp. Deposit: £300pp. Supplements apply for single travellers and upgraded cabins. Itinerary subject to change. Subject to availability. **Beer, wine and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner only. For full deposit info and booking conditions, visit emeraldcruises.co.uk/terms-and-conditions. Always check the FCDO travel advice before departure, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. Visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. This exclusive trip may be promoted by select UK media brands.

Call now to book 01615162277
Quote ref: HEARST RUTH EAMONN