Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Delights of the Danube with Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Delights of the Danube with TV’s Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes are TV royalty, gracing our screens for more than three decades. And now you can get to know them in person as they join you on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship during this fantastic eight-day river cruise along the mighty Danube.

As you sail through Europe, you’ll enjoy a series of exclusive events with Eamonn and Ruth, who join the ship from Durnstein to Bratislava. You will get the inside track on their careers, from favourite guests and behind-the-scenes gossip to Ruth’s experiences on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. You will join them for a drinks reception and a Live With Eamonn & Ruth event, as well as having the chance to ask them your questions.

The Danube is one of the greatest rivers in Europe, flowing through ten countries and four capital cities – Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Belgrade. Your unique itinerary in April next year starts in Passau, an ancient town on the edge of the Black Forest in Germany.

Your carriage awaits: See the sights of Vienna such as the Hofburgu00A0in traditional style

Your carriage awaits: See the sights of Vienna such as the Hofburg in traditional style

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You’ll visit three of Europe’s great capitals – Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest (above)


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You will be joined by Eamonn and Ruth

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have been presenting for more than three decades. Ruth is a Loose Women panellist and competed on Strictly in 2017, while Eamonn has presented GMTV and Sky News. Together, they have fronted ITV’s This Morning and appeared on Gogglebox.

You will sail from Passau with stops at Linz and the Unesco World Heritage-listed town of Cesky Krumlov. You’ll pass terraced vineyards and apricot orchards on the way to Melk before visiting three of Europe’s great capitals – Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

For added peace of mind, Emerald Cruises offers a free Deposit Protection Plan and Flexible Booking Policy, which allows you to defer your travel plans and transfer to an alternative departure date or itinerary up to 60 days before departure.


Meet Eamonn & Ruth: Eamonn and Ruth will host a reception on board and take part in an informal question and answer session, where you will get the chance to ask them your own questions. There will also be time for a photo opportunity.

To cap it all off, you will then join them for a unique event – Live With Eamonn & Ruth – in which the pair will present their own show in Vienna, including topical conversations with guests and a cooking demonstration of a Viennese delicacy, with a tasting opportunity, hosted by one of the on-board chefs.

Discover the Danube: During this voyage you’ll sail through stunning scenery and visit two of Europe’s great capitals – Vienna, famous for its art and culture, and the historic city of Budapest, Hungary’s capital. There’s also Bratislava, with its Gothic architecture and imposing castle. Along the way, there will be much to enjoy, such as guided walks, bike rides, evening entertainment and on-shore excursions, plus the chance to discover the old towns of Passau and Linz, and the beautiful Wachau Valley.

Your Deluxe Star-Ship: The Emerald Cruises fleet offers spacious and stylishly designed staterooms, an indoor heated pool with retractable roof, fitness centre, large open-air sun deck with putting green and an evening cinema.

Flexible Booking Policy: Emerald Cruises allows guests to change travel dates or itinerary up to 60 days before departure at no cost.


  • UK return flights from a choice of up to 16 airports. 
  • Seven-night cruise on an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.
  • £600pp discount
  • All meals, plus wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
  • Drinks, Q&A and special live event with Eamonn and Ruth.
  • EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE excursions.
  • Local guides and cruise director.
  • Free wi-fi and use of bicycles.
  • Transfers to and from the ship, and all tips and gratuities.
  • ABTA- and ATOL-protected. 

YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 Munich to Passau DAY 2 Passau DAY 3 Linz to Ceský Krumlov DAY 4 Melk to Durnstein DAY 5 Vienna DAY 6 Bratislava DAY 7 Budapest DAY 8 Fly home


The price: From £1,995pp* for eight days. The dates: April 21 to 28, 2022.

Call 01615 165 366 quoting reference MOS RUTHEAMONN. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/rutheamonn.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: *Saving of £600 per person is available for new bookings made by April 22, 2021. Price based on two sharing an entry-level cabin. Single supplement applies. Subject to availability. Experts and itinerary are subject to change. DiscoverMORE excursions at additional cost. This trip is ATOL-protected. This trip is operated by Emerald Cruises and may be made available to other selected media partners. For full T&Cs, visit mailtravel.co.uk/rutheamonn.


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