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EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES STARTING AT $1,495 per person. This sale includes cruises throughout 2020 with savings up to $1,800 on our best Suites and Staterooms.

Call 833.616.3058 to reserve with code TZOONEWS7

This sale includes 8 - 15 day itineraries throughout 2020 with savings up to $2,550 per person.

Danube Explorer - from $1,495
SAVINGS up to $1,800 per person


Itinerary: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein - Melk, Linz – Ceský Krumlov, Passau

Highlights:  Walk the cobblestone streets of Medieval cities, explore Austria’s wine-growing region and marvel at the fusion of old and new in musical Vienna and eclectic Budapest. Enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show and an evening cruise through Budapest. Hike the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where a delightful panoramic view of the surrounding medieval villages, rows of vines in beautifully arranged vineyards and a forested backdrop is certain to delight. Later, sail through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley, passing medieval villages, terraced vineyards and areas of natural beauty. While in Ceský Krumlov, 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. Narrow cobblestone streets and the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread will welcome you to Passau, a town nestled on the confluence of three of Europe’s main waterways.

2020 Dates: 

  • March 28 – April 4 (Category E Stateroom) 
  • July 26  – August 2  (Category E Stateroom)  +$100
    Panorama Balcony Suites (Category B) +$600

Book this cruise with promo code TZOONEWS7. Port charges of $300 per person not included

Flavours of Burgundy and Provence - from $1,895
SAVINGS up to $1,800 per person


Itinerary: Lyon, Tournus,  Belleville-sur-Saône, Tain l’Hermitage, Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Lyon

Highlights:  Welcome to Lyon, an ancient city christened the “gastronomic capital of the world” by a number of famous food critics. While in Tournus, your exploration of France’s culinary treasures will unveil a truly memorable product, truffles. You will have the opportunity to meet a local truffle farmer to see how these luxury ingredients are gathered from their secret locations in the forests of Europe. Take a walking tour of Tain l’Hermitage that will highlight its popularity amongst those who wish to explore France’s culinary delights, as wine and gourmet chocolates are yours to find around every corner. While in Avignon, visit Palais des Papes, a true medieval Gothic icon. Discover A ruined medieval castle sits above the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with a backdrop of vineyards and fields full of lush grapevines. The rich history of this region is yours to uncover today, as are famous red wines and their diverse array of styles.

2020 Dates: 

  • July 4 – 11 (Category E Stateroom)
  • August 1 – 8, August 8– 15 (Category E Stateroom) +$300
  • Panorama Balcony Suites (Category B) +$600

Book this cruise with promo code TZOONEWS7. Port charges of $300 per person not included

Lyon, France
Sensations of Lyon and Provence - from $1,895
SAVINGS up to $1,800 per person


Itinerary: Lyon, Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune, Lyon, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon, Arles

Highlights:  Romance, spectacular historic landmarks & Roman influence, celebrate France’s past & present on this sensory journey through renowned vineyards & world-class restaurants along the Saône & Rhône rivers.  Enjoy a guided tour of Lyon, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière, part of the inscribed historic site of Lyon. Wander through the city and soak in its vividly illustrated history, as buildings from all time periods can be seen adorning narrow cobblestone streets. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Lyon. Visit the picturesque village of Tournon borders the gently meandering Rhône, dominated by a 16th-century castle that overlooks the village and a number of iconic landmarks, including a set of ancient watchtowers. Arrive in Viviers, a town with much Middle Age flair and home to one of France’s oldest cathedrals. Visit the 2,000-year-old Arles Amphitheatre and follow in the footsteps of world-renowned artist, Vincent van Gogh. 

2020 Dates: 

  • May 16 – 23 (Category E Stateroom) +$300
  • June 27 – July 4 (Category E Stateroom) +$300
  • July 25 – August 1 (Category E Stateroom)
  • August 22 – 29 (Category E Stateroom) +$300
  • October 24 – 31 (Category E Stateroom)
    Panorama Balcony Suites (Category B) +$600

Book this cruise with promo code TZOOnews7. Port charges of $300 per person not included

The Majestic Rhine - from $2,095
SAVINGS up to $1,800 per person


 Basel, Breisach, Kehl - Strasbourg, Rastatt – Baden-Baden, Mannheim - Heidelberg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Mainz – Frankfurt

Highlights: Your journey through the heart of Europe will commence with a tour to Colmar, a magical place that looks as though it has been pulled from the pages of a beloved fairytale. When you arrive in Kehl you will be transferred across the river to Strasbourg, a town that has captivated artists for centuries. Here, historic buildings can be found around every corner. Enjoy a walking tour of Baden-Baden, witnessing the luxurious façades of independent boutiques and well-manicured gardens before entering the world-famous Baden-Baden Casino.  Discover why Heidelberg left the artists of German Romanticism captivated. While in Rüdesheim,  Board the Winzerexpress for a tour of Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet, a half-timbered knight’s manor with vaulted ceilings that is home to one of the largest collections of rare music boxes in the world.

2020 Dates: 

  • July 7 – 14, July 18 – 25 (Category E Stateroom)
  • August 15 – 22, August 22 – 29 (Category E Stateroom)
  • Panorama Balcony Suites (Category B) +$600

Book this cruise with promo code TZOONEWS7. Port charges of $300 per person not included

Cafe in Europe
Enchantment of Eastern Europe - from $2,060
SAVINGS up to $1,800 per person


Itinerary: Bucharest, Bucharest - Giurgiu, Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi, Vidin, Donji Milanovac - Golubac, Belgrade, Osijek, Kalocsa, Budapest

Highlights:  As the final stretch of the Danube weaves its way through the depths of eastern Europe, meet locals for lunch in their home, enjoy tours of Osijek & Belgrade & marvel at the beauty of the Iron Gate. Discover the “Paris of the East”. The centre of Bucharest perfectly encapsulates a distinctive Parisian atmosphere, with wide avenues adorned by famous landmarks and quaint leafy boulevards that cross the city.  Enjoy a choir concert in Arbanasi. Hike to Belogradchik Fortress, located on the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains.  Visit the Lepenski Vir archaeological site, one of Europe’s best-hidden gems. Watch a traditional Serbian folklore show. Attend a home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. Venture to the Puszta, or Great Hungarian Plain, to visit a traditional Puszta horse farm. 

2020 Dates: 

  • April 19 – 27 (Category D Stateroom)
  • April 25 – May 3 (Category E Stateroom) +$200
  • May 9 – 17 (Category E Stateroom) +$500
  • June 12 – 20 (Category E Stateroom) +$600
    Panorama Balcony Suites (Category B) +$600

Book this cruise with promo code TZOONEWS7. Port charges of $300 per person not included

Budapest Chain Bridge
Splendours of Europe - from $2,745
SAVINGS up to $2,550 per person


Itinerary: Amsterdam, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Miltenberg – Wertheim, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Kelheim – Regensburg, Passau, Melk – Dürnstein, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

Highlights:  Begin your 15 day Splendours of Europe river cruise in Amsterdam, before navigating the waters through Germany, Austria and Hungary. End in beautiful Budapest. Explore the Dutch Golden Age as you board a glass top canal boat cruise to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal system or enjoy a guided bike tour to Waterland. Join your local guide and walk the Cologne  city, including the Old Town with its beautiful squares, historic monuments and contemporary architecture. Visit Miltenberg – Wertheim, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an inimitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the 15th-century half-timbered buildings. Explore the famous sights of the Ringstrasse and Vienna’s city centre by coach and on foot, or join a guided bike tour. Embark Budapest which is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. 

2020 Dates: 

  • July 19 – August 2 (Category E Stateroom)
  • July 27 – August 10 (Category E Stateroom)
  • May 9 – 23 (Category D Stateroom) +$800
  • May 10 – 24, May 16 – 30 (Category E Stateroom) +$400
  • August 2 – 16, August 15 – 29 (Category E Stateroom) +$200
  • Panorama Balcony Suites (Category B) +$2,000

Book this cruise with promo code TZOONEWS7. Port charges of $300 per person not included

What's included in Emerald Waterways cruises
  • Boutique contemporary hotel-style stateroom or balcony suite accommodations on Emerald Waterways Award-Winning Star-Ships
  • Gourmet on board meals including Captain’s welcome and farewell dinner, al-fresco on The Terrace or in Reflections Restaurant
  • In-depth cultural experiences with our EmeraldPLUS excursions; cheese and olive tasting or Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef
  • A curated selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Specialty coffee and tea available at all times
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • An included on shore excursion at every port
  • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • EmeraldACTIVE guided biking and hiking tours
  • Excellent service from an English speaking crew
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi
  • All airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
  • Port charges included in your tour price
  • All gratuities for onboard and shoreside staff

Call 833.616.3058 to reserve with code TZOONEWS7

Terms and Conditions

These offers as seen on Travelzoo are for new 2020 bookings only on these itineraries and departures and are available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Space is limited on each sailing. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. These offers expire July 31, 2019 and are subject to cabin availability. These offers may be combined with other offers with the exception of group discounts. Taxes and port charges of $300 per person are not included in the price. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. For complete terms and conditions visit