Yorkshire Times
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8:00 AM 24th September 2020

Euro Cruising Bucks The Covid Trend

Rising demand for Euro Cruises has prompted Emerald Waterways to open its bookings for 2022 early.

Here are three itineraries from the 2022 collection available with immediately:

Foodie Heaven
Douro River Regua Vineyards
Douro River Regua Vineyards
With its terraced slopes, historic quintas and close proximity to the seafood larder of the Atlantic, Portugal’s Douro Valley is among the most esteemed regions for authentic local food and produce in Europe. Guests wanting to explore the flavours of Portugal in 2022 can book the eight-day Secrets of the Douro river cruise, which includes a cooking demonstration and Port lesson on board. This river cruise is a round trip from Porto and is bookable from £1,920 per person (departing 05 November 2022) on the Emerald Radiance Star-Ship. Other highlights include canoeing in Pocinho, a visit to Quinta do Tedo, with a Port tasting and a tuna music performance in Salamanca.

For The History Buffs
Join the eight-day Legendary Rhine & Moselle itinerary and sail the path of Romans. The river cruise from Mainz to Bernkastel is available from £2,020 per person (departing 12 June 2022) on the Emerald Star Star-Ship**. Highlights include Wiesbaden, a spa town known for its mineral springs, Marksburg Castle and the fairytale-like Koblenz, the slopes of the Moselle Valley, Trier’s beautifully preserved Roman remains, and, in Bernkastel, guests will taste the town’s finest wines.

Landscape lovers
A river cruise perfect for flora lovers is the eight-day Holland & Belgium in Bloom itinerary, which includes a visit to the 79 multicoloured acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens. On a roundtrip from Amsterdam, this itinerary starts from £1,970 per person (departing 2 April 2022) on the Emerald Destiny Star-Ship. Highlights include clog painting on board, a visit to the Dutch town Zaanse Schans windmills, a tour of Veere with miniature classical palace gardens and a trip to the art-lovers paradise Antwerp.
Prices include return flights, transfers, all tipping and gratuities, all on board meals and insightful excursions and experiences.

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