As Emerald Waterways continues to revolutionise the way our guests take a river cruise, we have created a range of exciting EmeraldACTIVE experiences.

Geared towards the more active and outgoing guests, EmeraldACTIVE activities range from guided bike tours through Europe’s countryside to comprehensive hikes beyond city limits, the EmeraldACTIVE excursions are completely optional and, more importantly, included in the price. Providing even more great value for money.

With at least one EmeraldACTIVE excursion included in all of our cruise itineraries, you’ll have the chance to explore wondrous locations guided hike to Dürnstein Castle overlooking the Danube or enjoy a bike ride with a local cyclist, winding your way alongside the river while the ship sails.

All Emerald Waterways Star-Ships carry a number of bicycles that guests can borrow during the cruise. They're a fun and practical way to explore the many destinations we visit during our deluxe river cruises.


Guided bike tour between Dürnstein & Melk

Enjoy a mostly flat 23-mile bike tour through rolling vineyards and quaint towns in the Wachau Valley. Stop for lunch on the banks of the Danube where you may even see your Star-Ship pass by which will later meet you at the next docking point.


Black Forest

Guided nature walk through the Black Forest

Available on our Jewels of the Rhine river cruise, you can enjoy a one hour afternoon guided nature walk through the woods, starting in Breisach where your ship will dock. A great way to work up an appetite for your evening meal on-board your Star-Ship.



Guided hike tour through vineyards

Whilst in Tournon, enjoy a guided hike through vineyards and learn more about the area's long tradition in wine making.



Guided Bike Tour

Available on our Jewels of the Rhine river cruise, take a guided bike tour of Amsterdam and explore the sights along the way.


More ways to keep active

Our EmeraldACTIVE excursions are not the only way you can keep active. Our fantastic state-of-the-art ships all come equipped with a number of other features including a gym, a running deck on the Sun Deck and of course our innovative indoor heated pool* where you can take dip anytime during the day.