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Discover More Europe, France & Portugal

To get even more out of your river cruise, Emerald Waterways are pleased to offer our guests a variety of DiscoverMORE optional excursions.
In addition to your included excursions, EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE experiences and activities, we offer a selection of DiscoverMORE optional excursions which are bookable on-board or through our reservations team.

From an excursion to Mateus Palace in Regua to a visit to Pont du Gard in Avignon, we have a good selection of DiscoverMORE optional excursions for those looking for something extra special.
Rothernburg

Rothenburg

  • 6.5 HOURS
  • WÜRZBURG, GERMANY

Step back into the Middle Ages while you walk the cobbled streets and town walls, admiring the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses and fountains of romantic Rothenburg, the best preserved medieval fortified town in Germany.

PRICE PP
$122

Gingerbread

Gingerbread Cooking Class

  • 4 HOURS
  • NUREMBERG, GERMANY

Just in time for Christmas! You’ll have the opportunity to learn traditional German techniques during a cooking demonstration with a local chef. Witness the preparation that goes into it, before tasting them for yourself.

PRICE PP
$91

Brewery

Kuchlbauer Brewery

  • 4.5 HOURS
  • REGENSBURG, GERMANY

Learn about the history and architecture of the brewery, beer-making process and what goes into creating the signature taste.


PRICE PP
$120

Salzburg

Salzburg

  • 9.5 HOURS
  • PASSAU, GERMANY

Enjoy an excursion to the home of The Sound of Music and the birth place of Mozart. A town known for its small cobbled laneways, beautiful Baroque buildings and a scenic setting nestled between the Alpine Mountains and Salzach River.



PRICE PP
$130

Schonbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

  • 4 HOURS
  • VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Considered one of the most beautiful Baroque palaces in Europe, Schönbrunn is the former summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy that ruled the Austria-Hungary Empire for centuries up until WWI. Today the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic important, unique grounds and splendid furnishings.

PRICE PP
$120

Vienna Opera House

Viennese Evening Concert

  • 3 HOURS
  • VIENNA, AUSTRIA

An evening to remember at one of Vienna’s famous concert halls enjoying a wonderful mix of symphony, stage and a quartet of opera. Delight in a private concert to enjoy favourites from Mozart and Strauss, two of Austria’s most influential composers. Enjoy a glass of champagne upon arrival.

PRICE PP
$155

Cheese

Tastes of Paris

  • 2 HOURS
  • FRANCE

Join a local guide for a visit to a local farmers market where you will have the opportunity to shop and taste the region's best and unique ingredients.






PRICE PP
$45

Perouges

Medieval Town of Pérouges

  • 3.5 HOURS
  • FRANCE

A short drive from Lyon lies one of the loveliest towns in France – Pérouges. The town’s history goes back to pre-Christian time and has been the backdrop for many filmmakers due to its uniqueness and beauty. The townscape today is characterised by medieval buildings and cobblestone streets. *Note: Due to uneven surfaces along with uphill and downhill walking, this excursion is best enjoyed by those with an active fitness level.

PRICE PP
$82

Pont Du Gard

Pont du Gard

  • 4.5 HOURS
  • FRANCE

The structure that crosses the Rhône tributary Gardon is world famous: the perfectly preserved Pont du Gard. This three level Roman aqueduct is 275m long and while still used, over 2000 years ago, it transported 20,000mᶟ of water per day.




PRICE PP
$104

Provence

Excursion to Les Baux des Provence

  • 3.5 HOURS
  • FRANCE

View the Roman place Les Antique and the hospital where Vincent van Gogh resided for a while. Then, continue to Les Baux de Provence, which has a spectacular position in the Alpilles Mountains. Les Baux is one of France's most picturesque villages.


PRICE PP
$109

Cochem Castle

Moselle & Cochem Castle

  • 6 HOURS
  • KOBLENZ, GERMANY

In the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley, where the river curves between two hiking paradises - Eifel and Hunsrück - lays the old town of Cochem. Take a walking tour of the town including a guided visit of the magnificent Reichsburg Castle, boasting impressive views of the Moselle Valley.

PRICE PP
$135

Wieliczka Salt Mines

Wieliczka Salt Mines

  • 3.5 HOURS
  • KRAKOW, POLAND

Visit the 800 year old Wieliczka Salt Mines – the greatest tourist attraction in southern Poland. Here you will wonder at the glistening chandeliers of pure crystal salt as well as many other fascinating salt sculptures.



PRICE PP
$100

Guimaraes

Guimarães

  • 4.5 HOURS
  • PORTO, PORTUGAL

Embark on a journey to the beautiful town of Guimarães. Visit the Ducal Palace, the seat of the first king of Portugal. This incredible Palace was commissioned in the 10th century to defend the monastery from attacks by the Moors and the Norsemen.

PRICE PP
$82

Opera

National Opera Theatre Tour

  • 2 HOURS
  • SERBIA

Go behind the scenes of the National Opera Theatre for an insight into the creation of costumes, dressing rooms, hair and makeup with backstage access before a concert from two of Serbia’s finest.


PRICE PP
$61

Montserrat

Montserrat

  • 4 HOURS
  • SPAIN

Just outside of Barcelona, lies the Mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 1,235m. Visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine abbey and monk retreat dating back to the ninth century offering spectacular views of Catalonia.

PRICE PP
$120

Sintra

Sintra

  • 3.5 HOURS
  • LISBON, PORTUGAL

The hilltop town of Sintra is situated just north of Lisbon. Enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful and historic town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to Moorish times and beyond. Visit the Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal.

PRICE PP
$114

Flamenco

Flamenco Dance Lesson

  • 1.5 HOURS
  • SEVILLE, SPAIN

Seville is well known for its Flamenco dancing.Take part in a Flamenco dance lesson and take home some new moves.




PRICE PP
$60

Haarlem

Haarlem

  • 4 HOURS
  • AMSTERDAM

Just outside Amsterdam, the charming medieval town of Haarlem is yours to discover. The centre of the flowergrowing district and a major export point for flower bulbs, this compact community provides a wonderful insight into quintessential Holland.

PRICE PP
$101

Szentendre

Szentendre

  • 4 HOURS
  • BUDAPEST

Our tour takes you to the picturesque village of Szentendre. Explore the cobblestone streets and experience a Mediterranean atmosphere that lots of artists come to find inspiration and work here.


PRICE PP
$68

Mount Riji

Train & Cable Car to Rigi Klum-Weggis

  • 4 HOURS
  • LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

You will be transferred from Lucerne to the foot of Rigi Mountain, one of the most iconic mountains in central Switzerland. Then, take a small train to the top, where you will have a chance to marvel the incredible views. Finish the trip with a cable car down the mountain.

PRICE PP
$104

Toledo

Toledo

  • 6 HOURS
  • MADRID, SPAIN

Toledo is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been influenced by a historical coexistence of Christians, Muslims and Jews. Toledo has also been a traditional sword making and steel working centre since around 500BC.


PRICE PP
$125

Mljet

Mljet

  • 3 HOURS
  • MLJET,CROATIA

Mljet is one of the most nature filled islands of the Adriatic Sea. Your tour will take you to the island where you will have a chance to experience parts of the National Park, where the lush vegetation, pine forests and spectacular saltwater lakes are exceptionally scenic.

PRICE PP
$92

Nuremberg

WWII Tour

  • 4 HOURS
  • NUREMBERG, GERMANY

Start by taking a walk through the city, passing by sights such as the Courtroom 600, where the major war criminal trials were held and the Nazi Rally grounds amongst others. After, take a self guided tour of the documentation centre with the help of audio guides.

PRICE PP
$109

Istria

Istria

  • 4 HOURS
  • OPATIJA, CROATIA

Istria is a town of unique beauty in the Adriatic Sea. The area has become known for the highest quality truffles and is home of many great wineries and unspoilt scenery. Experience Istria with your tour guide and get to know this spectacular destination.

PRICE PP
$71

Beer

Bavarian Beer Evening

  • 3 HOURS
  • PASSAU, GERMANY

This region of Bavarian is known internationally as beer making heart of Germany. This evening, join a local guide to one of the beer gardens in Passau to learn about the beer culture in Germany, and simply have a good time.


PRICE PP
$61

Czechia

Tastes of Czechia

  • 4 HOURS
  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Today’s tour will try to reveal the glory of Prague’s vineyards, where you will get to learn about Czech wine making and also sample some of the fine produces the country offers.



PRICE PP
$76

Mateus Palace

Mateus Palace

  • 2 HOURS
  • REGUA, PORTUGAL

Explore Mateus Palace, one of the finest representations of Baroque architecture in Portugal. Consisting of the main house, the gardens, a winery and a chapel, there’s beauty in abundance as you become acquainted with its interior and exterior equally.

PRICE PP
$81

Grignan

Grignan

  • 4.5 HOURS
  • VIVIERS, FRANCE

Visit the medieval village of Grignan, known as the “botanical village”. Surrounding landscapes of prairies and scrubland, holm oaks and lavender, broom and shrubs alternate with parcels of grapevines and truffle fields. Your tour will also include a visit to Grignan Castle.

PRICE PP
$132

Trakoscan Castle

Trakoscan Castle

  • 4 HOURS
  • ZAGREB, CROATIA

The Trakošćan Castle dates back to the 13th century, and it is one of the most attractive and most visited castles in Croatia. The main distinctive feature is the Romanesque architectural structure, making it one of the most romantic and most beautiful castle in Croatia.

PRICE PP
$101