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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
From $92

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
From $121

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
From $109

Vienna Opera House

Viennese Evening Concert

  • 3 HOURS
  • VIENNA, AUSTRIA

An evening to remember. Enjoy 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 sparkling wine upon arrival.




PRICE PP
From $140

Cheese

Tastes of Paris

  • 2 HOURS
  • PARIS, 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
From $55

Perouges

Medieval Town of Pérouges

  • 3.5 HOURS
  • LYON, 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
From $82

Pont Du Gard

Pont du Gard

  • 4.5 HOURS
  • AVIGNON, 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
From $77

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
$117

Opera

National Opera Theatre Tour

  • 2 HOURS
  • BELGRADE, SERBIA

Discover the behind-the-scenes in the theatre world. Tour behind the backstage area, dressing rooms, make up rooms and costumes areas. You'll also have the opportunity to stand on the actual stage as the professionals do.


PRICE PP
From $61

Sintra

Sintra

  • DAY TRIP
  • 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. You will also have a chance to visit and have a tour of the Sintra Palace.





PRICE PP
From $186

Haarlem

Haarlem

  • 4 HOURS
  • AMSTERDAM

In the Northwest part of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam, the charming medieval town of Haarlem is yours to discover. The centre of the flower growing district and a major export point for flower bulbs.

*Note: This tour is only available when sailing Budapest to Amsterdam.



PRICE PP
From $88

Szentendre

Szentendre

  • 4 HOURS
  • BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Explore the cobblestone streets and experience a Mediterranean atmosphere where many artists come to find inspiration and stay to work. We then visit the royal city if Visegrad, which played an important strategic role in the lives of the Celts, Avars and Romans. Screen reader support enabled.

*Note: This tour runs at the same time as the Jewish Heritage Tour.

PRICE PP
From $61

Mount Riji

Train & Cable Car to Rigi Kulm

  • 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
From $107

Nuremberg

WWII Tour

  • 4 HOURS
  • NUREMBERG, GERMANY

Your tour will highlight the main events that occurred in Nuremberg during the WW2 times. Start by taking a walk through the city, then visit the Courtroom 600, where the major war criminal trials were held.


PRICE PP
From $96

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 produce the country offers.



PRICE PP
From $78

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.

*Note: This tour happens at the same time as the visit to Lamego & Sanctuary.

PRICE PP
From $59

Camargue Tour - Arles

Camargue Tour

  • 3 HOURS
  • ARLES, FRANCE

Enjoy a tour of an estate on a wagon, learning about the history of the Le Mas de Peint, a 500 hectare farmhouse that houses dark black bulls and wild horses.






PRICE PP
From $142

Budapest Jewish Tour

Jewish Heritage Tour

  • 3 HOURS
  • BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Learn about the Jewish historical aspects of Budapest with this thoughtful tour. See buildings that hold significant history & the 'Shoes Along the Danube" exhibit along the river bank.

*Note: This tour runs at the same time as the tour to Szentendre.



PRICE PP
From $96

Farina Eau de Cologne Tour - Cologne

Farina Eau de Cologne Tour

  • 3 HOURS
  • COLOGNE, GERMANY

Visit to the Farina Fragrance Museum, where the original Eau de Cologne was created. While there, learn about the perfume making process.







PRICE PP
From $59

Tour of Riquewihr - Kehl

Tour of Riquewihr

  • 5 HOURS
  • KEHL, GERMANY

Riquewihr is a town on the Alsace Wine Route. Its cobblestone streets are dotted with half timbered winemakers shops. Take a tour, followed by a wine tasting.

*Note: Due to uneven surfaces along with uphill and downhill walking, this excursion is best enjoyed by those with an active fitness level. Only available on when sailing Amsterdam to Basel.


PRICE PP
From $121

Excursion to local brewery - Kelheim

Excursion to Local Brewery

  • 2 HOURS
  • KELHEIM, GERMANY

Learn about the art of brewing beer, with a beer tasting at the Weissbrauhaus.

*Note: Not suitable for guests with limited mobility as there are stairs inside the brewery.





PRICE PP
From $100

St Paul de Vence - Nice

St Paul de Vence

  • 4 HOURS
  • NICE, FRANCE

Enjoy a guided walking tour passing by the reputed Colombe d’Or hotel and restaurant, as well as medieval monuments such as the charming 13th century Collegiate church, for the people fond of modern art, the Maeght foundation, the provençal cemetery where the Marc Chagall’s grave is.

PRICE PP
From $104

Retro Car Tour - Paris

Retro Car Tour

  • 1.5 HOURS
  • PARIS, FRANCE

Today, embark on an adventure starting at your hotel and driving on a side car through Paris, where you will experience the some of the main sights of the city of lights.



PRICE PP
From $191

Bavaria Live - Passau

Bavaria Live

  • 2 HOURS
  • PASSAU, GERMANY

Enjoy learning about the 800 year old culture of Bavaria as it still is today. Included is a visit to a Bavarian Tavern. Great for beer lovers.

*Note: Must be pre-booked.


PRICE PP
From $92

Tour to Cesky Krumlov - Passau

Tour to Cesky Krumlov

  • 8.5 HOURS
  • PASSAU, GERMANY

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cesky Krumlov is famous for its Old Town, with the picturesque medieval centre, located in South Bohemia, Czech Republic. Cobblestone streets wind past century’s old townhouses, shops and cages.



PRICE PP
From $121

4x4 Archeological Tour of Coa Valley Museum

4x4 Archaeological Tour of Coa Valley Museum

  • 3 HOURS
  • POCINHO, PORTUGAL

In a 4x4, drive across the construction works where the Paleolithic Art was discovered in 1991. This park has 80 sites of rock art and over 1100 engravings.




PRICE PP
From $79

Visit to Quinta da Aveleda - Porto

Visit to Quinta da Aveleda

  • 3 HOURS
  • PORTO, PORTUGAL

Explore the fairytale like property of Quinta Aveleda, a renowned sparkling wine producer set on an estate boasting incredible gardens.

*Note: This tour happens at the same time as the Taylor's Port wine tasting.

PRICE PP
From $71

Taylor's Port Wine Tasting - Porto

Taylor's Port Wine Tasting

  • 3 HOURS
  • PORTO, PORTUGAL

Established in 1692, Taylor's is one of the oldest founding port houses. Enjoy a tour of the cathedral like wine cellars, followed by a tasting of 3 premium ports.

*Note: This tour happens at the same time as the visit to Quinta da Aveleda.

PRICE PP
From $71

Delft Pottery Visit Rotterdam

Delft Pottery Visit

  • 4 HOURS
  • ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Delft Pottery is a well known blue and white pottery made in the area since the 16th Century.

*Note: This tour happens at the same time as the Rotterdam guided tour.


PRICE PP
From $96

Tastes of Vienna

Tastes of Vienna

  • 3 HOURS
  • VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Vienna is known for its café culture and delicious pastries. Enjoy a tour where you will learn more about the food culture in the city of Waltz, and have a chance to taste some famous specialties.



PRICE PP
From $102