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The most beautiful walks in Europe with Emerald Waterways

For those planning ahead for your 2021 holidays, discover the most idyllic and picturesque walks in Europe via Emerald Waterways. They’re offering a range of river cruises along some of the continent’s most beautiful routes. There is at least one EmeraldACTIVE activity in all their cruise itineraries, with guidance from experts for those seeking in-depth knowledge on the destination. They also provide unguided experiences should you prefer to explore independently.

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To walk through the local vineyards in Tournon you’ll need to join the 10-day Sensations of Lyon and Provence itinerary (starting from £1,995 pp) on the Emerald Liberte Star-Ship. On this stunning French river cruise, you’ll embark on a guided hike through some of the local vineyards in Tournon, as well as joining a local guide for a walking tour of France’s gastronomic heartland, Lyon. Here you’ll discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

Do the 11-day Secrets of the Douro with Lisbon river cruise starting (from £2,360 pp) on the Emerald Radiance Star-Ship. You’ll enjoy a tranquil walk through the local vineyards of Quinta do Tedo, in Portugal’s Douro Valley, which is in the confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. Once in Porto, join a guided walk through the coastal city, touching on the fortified structures of Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo, a building whose pentagonal façades overlook the ocean.

For a hike in the evergreen Black Forest book yourself on the eight-day Jewels of the Rhine itinerary (£2,395 pp) on the Emerald Destiny Star-Ship. Join a guided hike of the famous mountain range, which is known for its picturesque villages. Also, in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town of Strasbourg, the capital of France’s Alsace Region, you can witness the Maison Kammerzell and the canal network that weaves through Petite France. 

Emerald Waterways, is a multi-award-winning riving cruising company, that operates nine Star-Ships, eight sailing in Europe and one sailing in South East Asia. It also hosts two chartered river ships in Russia and Egypt.


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