Responding to rising demand for river cruises, the Vermont-based sister companies Country Walkers and VBT Bicycling Vacations have expanded their partnership with Emerald Waterways.
The companies said that next year, Country Walkers will add two tours on Emerald ships, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria & Germany: The Danube River and Rhine Bike & River Cruise: Basel to Amsterdam. This marks the first time Country Walkers has partnered with Emerald Waterways to offer guests a cruise, walking and hiking tour.
Additionally, VBT Bicycling Vacations is expanding its popular Danube Bike & River Cruise: Nuremberg to Budapest itinerary with extra departures for 2020.
"Our guests loved the addition of the Danube River Cruise this year, so we are excited to add more departures for 2020 that travelers can enjoy," said Timo Shaw, president of Country Walkers. "Those looking for a unique bike, hike, walk, and cruise experience can now sail the fabled Danube and Rhine rivers in a more intimate setting while diving deep into the region's food, gastronomy, culture and history."