Join us for seven nights on the prettiest stretch of the Danube aboard Emerald Waterways’ Emerald Star. Riverbanks rich with castles, terraced vineyards, and the grand capitals of Old Europe invite you to toast Prost! to the voyage ahead. More than pilsner and pretzels, Bavaria welcomes you with storybook charm. Spend a day among the many-gabled structures of Regensburg’s medieval old town, one of the best preserved in Germany.
Fall under the spell of Saint Stephen’s Cathedral in Passau, boasting the largest pipe organ in Europe. And don’t miss Melk’s 18th-century Benedictine monastery, your gateway to another place and time. You’ll tap your toes to the strains of Strauss in Vienna, Austria’s opulent “City of Music,” and then wrap up with two days in Budapest. Here, architecture of the Hapsburg heyday, potent plates of paprika, and the mysteries of the Great Synagogue await your discovery.