Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Cruise down the Danube with Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Cruise down the Danube with Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

They have decades of presenting experience between them – and you’ll have a chance to meet Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes when Britain’s most popular television couple join you on an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship during an eight-day journey along the mighty River Danube.

Sailing through Europe, you’ll enjoy a series of exclusive events with the pair. 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’ll join them for a drinks reception and a Live With Eamonn & Ruth event, as well as having the opportunity to ask them questions.

Illuminating: You’ll learn about the Hungarian capital Budapest and its magnificent parliament building, above, on the Danube during your trip


You will be joined by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

You will be joined by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have been presenting for more than three decades. Ruth is a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women 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 Celebrity Gogglebox.

The Danube is one of Europe’s great rivers, 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 city on the edge of the Black Forest in Germany.

You’ll sail from there with stops at Linz and the Unesco World Heritage-listed town of Cesky Krumlov.

You will pass terraced vineyards and apricot orchards en route to Melk before visiting 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.

Reasons to book

Meet Eamonn and Ruth: Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford will host a reception aboard ship and take part in an informal question- and-answer session.

There will also be time for a photo opportunity.

You will then join the pair for a unique event – Live With Eamonn & Ruth – during which they will present their own show in Vienna, including topical conversations with guests and a cooking demonstration of a Viennese delicacy.

A tasting opportunity will be hosted by one of the on-board chefs.

Discover the Danube: During this superb voyage, you’ll sail through stunning scenery and visit two of Europe’s famous capitals: Vienna, renowned 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.

You will also have a chance to explore the old towns of Passau and Linz, as well as the beautiful Wachau Valley.

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


  • Return flights from a choice of up to 16 UK airports.
  • Seven-night cruise on an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.
  • All meals, plus wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board.
  • Local guides and cruise director.
  • Drinks, question-and-answer session and special live event with Eamonn and Ruth.
  • EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE excursions.
  • 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 Cesky Krumlov DAY 4 Melk to Durnstein DAY 5 Vienna DAY 6 Bratislava DAY 7 Budapest DAY 8 Fly home


The price: From £2,195pp* for eight days. The dates: April 21 to 28, 2022.

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: * Prices correct at time of going to press. Based on two people sharing lowest-priced available cabins. Price shown includes all relevant discounts. Supplements apply for single travellers and upgraded cabins. This trip is ABTA-bonded and ATOL-protected and is exclusive to Mail Travel and selected other titles. For full T&Cs, visit mailtravel.co.uk/rutheamonn