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8:00 AM 30th May 2021
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New Special Interest Cruises From Emerald

Small-ship specialist, Emerald, has released details of three new Special Interest Cruises.

Each highlights a selection of experiences. Three of Emerald Cruises most popular itineraries have been reimagined to focus on celebrating the arts, culture and traditional spas of the Rhine and Danube and the centuries old wine-making history of the Moselle River.

Guests can choose from two spa, arts and culture itineraries or a specialist wine-themed river cruise.

A wine-themed journey through the Moselle Valley
An exploration of the Moselle Valley, a region rich in wine-making history and considered to produce the best Riesling in the world, this eight-day itinerary features several tours of noteworthy wine estates. Uncover more than 800 years of knowledge and viniculture tradition on this river cruise sailing from Mainz to Bernkastel. Visiting Wiesbaden, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cochem and Trier, guests will enjoy guided tours and tastings of Schloss Vollrads wine estate and Eberbach Abbey. Hike through the vineyards of a family-owned wine estate in Koblenz before an on-board wine presentation and tasting. Prices for the eight-day Wines of the Moselle Cruise start from £2,195 per person departing 21 August 2022.

A trio of cultural elegance on the Danube
Packed with special experiences, this spa, arts, and culture-focused cruise visits three of Europe’s iconic capital cities, setting sail from mighty Budapest. Following an arts and crafts tour of the Hungarian riverside town, Szentendre, guests will enjoy a traditional spa experience. In Bratislava, guests will be welcomed into the home of a local Slovakian family for an afternoon of coffee and cake. Sailing into Vienna, the third capital city of the cruise, guests will take part in a Viennese art tour – complete with a visit to the Kunsthistoriches Museum. Prices for the eight-day Danube Spa, Arts & Culture Cruise start from £2,445 per person departing 21 July 2022.

Arts and culture on the Rhine
Embark on a romantic philosopher’s walk in Heidelberg and unwind on a relaxing spa day in Germany’s famous spa town, Baden-Baden, with Emerald Cruises’ eight-day Rhine Spa, Arts & Culture Cruise. Sailing from Mainz to Basel, this river cruise takes in the cultural highlights of Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Mannheim, Rastatt, Strasbourg and Breisach en-route. Prices for the eight-day river cruise start from £2,495 per person departing 26 June 2022.

For more information or to book please visit www.emeraldcruises.co.uk, call 0808 296 3399 or speak to your local travel agent.