Central Europe city stays 

No matter which river you’re sailing, we offer a range of city stays to enjoy pre- or post-cruise. From exploring Amsterdam’s canal system to the festivities of Oktoberfest, we have a number of intriguing ways for you to extend your stay with us. 

Amsterdam to Basel

10 Days

SEASON: 2024

Amsterdam & Jewels of the Rhine

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£3,217*
Berlin to Basel

10 Days

SEASON: 2025

Berlin & The Majestic Rhine

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£3,058*
Budapest to Bucharest

11 Days

SEASON: 2024

Enchantment of Eastern Europe with Budapest and Bucharest

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£2,439*
Copenhagen to Basel

11 Days

SEASON: 2024

Jewels of the Rhine & Copenhagen

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£3,543*
Paris to Budapest

18 Days

SEASON: 2024

Paris & Splendours of Europe

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£4,196*
Budapest to Prague

11 Days

SEASON: 2024

Danube Delights & Classic Prague

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£2,289*
Budapest to Prague

11 Days

SEASON: 2024

Danube Explorer & Prague

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£2,339*
Prague to Amsterdam

18 Days

SEASON: 2024

Prague & Splendours of Europe

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£2,959*
Budapest to Bucharest

13 Days

SEASON: 2024

Enchantment of Eastern Europe & Transylvania

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£2,934*

Discover our range of city stays throughout Central Europe

Medieval architecture and snow-capped mountains make for a spectacular setting in Lucerne. And in Copenhagen, an unwavering commitment to eco-friendly innovation has given the Danish capital its own unique ethos. Discover these city stays and more.


France
city stays

As you cruise along the Rhône and Saône rivers, there’s a wealth of culture waiting to be discovered. Explore France’s unique flair even further with one of our insightful pre- or post-cruise city stays. 

Lyon to Nice

10 Days

SEASON: 2024

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence

Discover the magic of France by river

From
GBP
£3,287*
Lyon to Nice

11 Days

SEASON: 2024

Sensations of Lyon & Provence with Nice

Discover the magic of France by river

From
GBP
£3,762*

Discover our range of city stays throughout France

France offers culture and art, delicious food, and smooth wines. Experience the lights of the Eiffel Tower at night, walk along Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, or taste the finest Provencal in Aix-en-Provence with our range of cruise extensions.


Portugal & Spain city stays

A cruise along the Douro River will take you through the lands of Portugal and Spain. Discover terraced vineyards and Gothic churches alike as you explore this region and uncover even more with a pre- or post-cruise city stay. 

Lisbon to Porto

11 Days

SEASON: 2024

Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro

Explore the charms of Portugal by river

From
GBP
£2,234*
Lisbon to Madrid

13 Days

SEASON: 2024

Lisbon to Madrid with Secrets of the Douro

Explore the charms of Portugal by river

From
GBP
£3,625*
Madrid to Porto

10 Days

SEASON: 2024

Madrid & Secrets of the Douro

Explore the charms of Portugal by river

From
GBP
£3,163*

Discover our range of city stays throughout Portugal & Spain

Explore Sevilla’s iconic fortress and palace, the Real Alcázar, take in the fascinating architecture of Spain’s capital, Madrid, or visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery, in Portugal’s first city, Lisbon.


Southeast Asia
extensions & stopovers

While exploring Southeast Asia and the Mekong Delta, you’ll have the chance to extend your trip and visit Laos’ capital, Luang Prabang, or the Vietnamese town of Sapa. You’ll also have a choice of stopovers as you fly to or from your Emerald Cruises tour. 


All tour extensions and stopovers available throughout our catalogue of Southeast Asia itineraries:

Discover our range of tour extensions & stopovers throughout Southeast Asia

In Luang Prabang, explore glistening temples and catch the sunset from Mt. Phousi. In Sapa, gaze in awe at the breathtaking scenery and visit the people of the traditional hill tribes. Or discover somewhere new with our choice of city stopovers.

River cruising brochures

Request your free Europe and Southeast Asia river cruise brochures and start planning the perfect trip.

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