River and City Guides

Explore the Rivers and destinations you can experience with Emerald Waterways 

Exploring the world’s most beautiful waterways and magnificent tows and cities along the way, an Emerald Waterways river cruise provides a feast of cultural experiences and jaw-dropping panoramic views.

Exploring the world’s most beautiful waterways and magnificent towns and cities, an Emerald Waterways river cruise provides a feast of cultural experiences and inspiring panoramic views.

We want every one of our guests to get the most from their experience, so we’ve added in-depth destination guides to the cities and waterways our Star-Ships explore.

River Guide
Danube
Europe's second largest river takes in Budapest, Vienna and more...
Douro
Main
Guide to the emblematic river that crosses the whole of Germany
Rhine
Twisting through ten European nations, the Rhine has long been the continent’s major life-giving artery.
Rhone
Learn more about this Provenzal river
Volga
Stretching for over 2000 miles, the great Volga is the longest river on the European continent.
City Guide
Amsterdam
The Netherland’s charming capital
Antwerp
Read more about Antwerp
Avignon
Read more about Avignon
Bamberg
A UNESCO World Heritage Site...
Basel
Switzerland’s stunning medley of old world charm and modern wonder
Belgrade
Read more about Belgrade
Berlin
Read more about Berlin
Bratislava
Read more about Bratislava
Bucharest
Read more about Bucharest
Budapest
Hungary’s beautiful capital, lovingly referred to as the Queen of the Danube
Cologne
The major cultural centre within Germany’s Rhineland
Dubrovnik
Read more about Dubrovnik
Hoorn
Read about Hoorn
Lisbon
Read more about Lisbon
Lyon
Read more about Lyon
Moscow
Enigmatic Moscow has long been front and centre on the world stage. Here is a city steeped in history, and defined by long-held cultural positions.
Nuremberg
There’s more to this great Bavarian city than what’s written in the history books. The city is beloved for its local delicacies, which include the Bavarian Bratwurst and Nürnberg Lebkuchen, as well as its beer-making heritage. 
Paris
Paris is among the most visited cities in Europe, and for good reason. Few places on Earth can hold a candle to its long list of cultural highlights and attractions, and whether you’re a dedicated foodie, a budding art critic or a great lover of historic architecture, the city delivers on all fronts.
Passau
Affectionately known as the city of three rivers
Porto
Read more about Porto
Prague
Read more about Prague
Rudesheim
Read more about Rudesheim
Salamanca
Read more about Salamanca
Split
Read more about Split
St Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, Russia's Imperial-era capital, continues to dazzle with its opulent buildings and network of elegant canals.
Trier
Germany’s oldest town...
Vienna
The cultural heart of Europe, shaped by an incomparable artistic and intellectual legacy