19 Days
Period
Austria, Germany, Hungary
Location

Itinerary

Day 1 | PRAGUE
Arrive at Václav Havel Airport Prague. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

 

Day 2 | PRAGUE (BB)
A magnet for generations of artists, writers, scientists and composers, Prague is famous for its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance (and the beers here are pretty amazing too). A thousand years of architecture, from ornate Gothic to fanciful postmodern, has been beautifully preserved in Prague, which alsoboasts a lively art scene and up-and-coming fashion designers, making it a fun as well as a beautiful place to visit.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit.

Your Call: If you’d like, venture to Terezín, a former WWII concentration camp and uncover the fortress’ devastating history on a “Masterpiece Collection” tour.

 

Day 3 | PRAGUE, TRANSFER TO NUREMBERG (EMBARK) (BB/D)
Nuremberg has been a city of great cultural significance ever since ancient Roman times,and its long and colorful (and tragic) history makes it a fascinating place to explore. Leave beautiful Prague this morning and travel via motorcoach to captivating Nuremberg, where your ship awaits. Before you embark on your river voyage, you’llhave time to enjoy lunch on your own and then explore historic Nuremberg and visit important sites associated with the rise and fall of the Third Reich.

 

Day 4 | CRUISING THE MAINPDANUBE CANAL, REGENSBURG* (BB/L/WD)
“Regensburg is so beautifully situated; this region had to attract a town,” wrote Goethe in his Diary of an Italian Voyage. And attract a town it did, but not due to its beautiful location alone. Ambitious and farseeing locals built a bridge (Steinerne Brücke, or Stone Bridge) over the Danube back in the 12th century, making Regensburg an international trading hub. Because so many of the handsome buildings from that period remain, UNESCO declared the old city center a World Heritage Site in 2006.

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Baroque 500” Thurn and Taxis castle visit or BMW factor visit or “Let’s Go” Regensburg hiking experience.

 

Day 5 | PASSAU (BB/L/D)
Passau is where three rivers meet—the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube—and three nations almost meet: Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Explore the historic Old Town or choose a more active adventure, including a “Curated Service” to tee off at Europe’s #1 golf resort.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau city tour with Old Town walk.

Onboard: Start your day by taking in jawdropping views as you sail along the Schlögener Schlinge—a breathtaking hairpin loop in the Danube.

 

Day 6 | PASSAU – ENGELHARTSZELL (BB/L/D)
Take in the astounding sights of the Austrian countryside as you cruise along scenic stretches of the Danube on your way to your next destination. Cap your sailing day with a nighttime walk in the charming village of Grein.

Your Call: Embark on a “Masterpiece Collection” “Let’s Go” Bavarian bicycle ride.

 

Day 7 | SPITZ (OR MELK) (BB/L/D)
You’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck today as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley toward Spitz. Castle ruins dominate hilltops; baroque church towers appear on the riverbanks, marking historic villages and splendid abbeys; and apricot orchards and vineyards cling to the rocky slopes. Start your day with an exclusive cocktail reception at a princess’ castle.

Featured Excursion: “Exclusive Experience” sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family.

Your Call: Choose between three “Masterpiece Collection” excursions—a visit to the famous Melk Abbey, “Let’s Go” Wachau valley bike ride or exclusive evening Mozart and Strauss concert.

 

Day 8 | VIENNA (BB/L/D)
A city tour will show you the architectural highlights of the Austrian capital as well as the legendary opera house in the heart of the city. Or indulge your passion for art with visits to two distinctively different collections collected by the Habsburgs and the Belvedere’s extraordinary cache of paintings by renowned artists. Vienna is a treasure trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art collections and inviting cafés—and today it is yours to explore.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna panoramic highlights with Old Town food and art walk or Vienna panoramic highlights and World Museum Vienna.

 

Day 9 | BUDAPEST (BB/L/FD)
Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has its own distinctive character and allure. Explore this city with your choice of excursions—see it from a local’s perspective on a walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour. Budapest offers an enchanting combination of East and West, old and new. Even its geography is made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—divided by the Danube.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest—panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour.

 

Day 10 | BUDAPEST (BB/L/D)
Enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the Hungarian capital to your heart’s content. Other passengers are heading home today, but you are only halfway through your marvelous holiday. Today you have an opportunity to explore Budapest’s treasures at your leisure.

Evening Sailing: Budapest is especially enchanting at night, which you’ll see during an after-dinner\sailing of the illuminated city.

 

Day 11 | BUDAPEST (BB/L/WD)
Today you have three options to explore the dynamic Hungarian way of life. Embark on a panoramic tour of the capital city’s most= striking architectural sights and historical landmarks. Immerse yourself in daily life on a walking tour with quintessential Budapestian stops complete with samplings of delicious local treats like trufes, pastries, chocolate and coffee. Or opt for more active exploration on a guided bike tour through the city’s lush green spaces.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Wertheim walking tour with pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate or “Let’s Go” bicycle tour from Wertheim to Freudenberg.

Explore: Enjoy a hike to the Gellert Hill Citadella.

 

Day 12 | VUKOVAR JOSIJEKL (BB/L/D)
Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food. You’ll dock in Vukovar, Croatia’s biggest port, at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka rivers.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vucedol Culture Museum and lunch at a family winery or full-day tour of Osijek with exclusive home-hosted lunch.

 

Day 13 | BELGRADE (BB/L/D)
Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modern-day present. See it all with a choice of excursions, either a city tour that visits the palace or a guided bike ride.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or “Let’s Go” “I Bike Belgrade” tour.

 

Day 14 | GOULBAC (BB/L/D)
Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lines the banks of the river.

Featured Excursion: Lepenski Vir archaeological park and Golubac Castle.

Back Onboard: This evening’s main attraction will be the spectacular scenery along the Danube, as you cruise a stretch of gorges known as the Iron Gates.

 

Day 15 | VIDIN (BB/L/D)
Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today— a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations.

Featured Excursions: Belogradchik Red Rock Valley.

 

Day 16 | ROUSSE (BB/L/FD)
Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings. You may choose to see some of the town after venturing to a pair of historic monasteries, or spend the day visiting two historic hill towns.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch or Rousse “Do as the Locals Do” walking discovery tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries.

Explore: After your choice of excursions, experience Rousse from the viewpoint of a bicycle trip through the city at your leisure.

 

Day 17 | GIURGIU (DISEMBARK), TRANSFER TO BUCHAREST (BB/L)
This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour or walking tour in the old Lipscani district. Tonight, you’ll relax in the comfort of a beautiful luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and economic center.

Featured Excursions: Bucharest panoramic highlights tour or Bucharest “Do as the Locals Do.”

 

Day 18 | BUCHAREST (BB)
On today’s agenda—a guided tour of the infamous Ceaușescu Mansion. Venture to the opulent former residence of Romania’s former leader Nicolae Ceaușescu, where you’ll have a guided tour.

Featured Excursion: Ceaușescu’s Palace: the dictator’s private mansion.

 

Day 19 | BUCHAREST JDEPARTL (CB/BB)
Check out of your hotel this morning. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport for your flight home.

 

CB/BB  Contl Breakfastf/Buffet   L  Lunch   D  Dinner   WD/FD  Welcome/Farewell Dinner

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EACH OF OUR LUXURY FLOATING BOUTIQUE HOTELS
brings your destinations onboard.

Unique, matchless, inimitable. Take your pick. The ships in our cruise collection are each one-of-a-kind statement pieces, inspired by the beauty, colors, heritage and intricate detail of the incredible destinations you’ll visit.

Our 17 award-winning ships are designed to the standards of the world’s finest boutique hotels, complete with handcrafted furniture commissioned exclusively for Uniworld, custom made fabrics and fixtures created by some of the most esteemed design houses in the world and original artwork from the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Degas.

Every room onboard is brimming with character and collectively gives each ship its own distinct personality. Take S.S. Joie de Vivre, a Super Ship inspired by the romance and charm of 20th-century Paris. Or the ultra-luxurious S.S. Beatrice, which recently earned her Super Ship title after undergoing masterful renovations, both on the inside and out. Some are bold, others serene, but each of our floating boutique hotels is unmatched.

Originality is the finest form of luxury, as they say.

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENITIES,
finely tailored to your tastes.

Wonderful trip to Venice—Uniworld welcomed us at the airport, then whisked us off to the ship. Comfortable cabin, attentive and helpful staff, food outstanding. The local guides were great and the private tour of St. Mark’s Cathedral was so memorable. For as magical as Venice was, our time onboard was even more stunning. The liquor selection was incredible, including all of my favorites, and then some. Unsurpassed in all aspects.” – Alex, Italy on the River Countess

There’s all-inclusive, and then there is the unmatched level of inclusive luxurious amenities that only we provide. Cruise Critic Editors summed it up best when they named us the “Most All-Inclusive River Cruise Line.”

UNLIMITED CHOICE SPIRITS AND WINES
Enjoy only the finest wines with every meal—curated by our sommeliers and sourced from the world’s best vineyards in the places you’ll visit. Or relax with a top-shelf cocktail, prepared with your favorite ultra-premium liquor—there is plenty to choose from.

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD
We stock our bars with 11 vodkas, including Grey Goose and Chopin. Choose from a collection of 28 different whiskeys and bourbons. Enjoy unique lagers, ales and stouts crafted by small specialty brewers in Europe.

AN ARTISTIC APPROACH TO FINE DINING
Wine, dine and repeat all cruise long, with five-star-caliber meals, carefully crafted to appeal to a distinguished international palette. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, you’ll be treated to exquisite cuisine around the clock, including specially prepared Welcome and Farewell dinners.

IT’S ALL INCLUDED
you deserve unsurpassed luxury at every turn.

ALL SCHEDULED AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Right after stepping off your plane, a staff member will be waiting for you with a luggage cart, ready to escort you to your transportation to the ship. After your voyage comes to an end, you’ll receive the VIP experience once again, as our team takes you from the ship directly to the airline check-in desk. Life is good.

ALL GRATUITIES ONBOARD AND ONSHORE
Convenience and ease are taken to new heights when you never have to worry about bringing your wallet with you.

YOUR CHOICE OF EXCURSIONS CURATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR UNIWORLD GUESTS
The royal treatment isn’t merely a metaphor on your cruise. In Dürnstein, you’ll meet a real-life princess at Artstetten Castle during a small group cocktail reception, one of many Exclusive Experiences only we provide.

SHIPWIDE INTERNET AND WI-FI ACCESS
Stay connected across all of your devices from the top deck to your stateroom.

AMPLE EXERCISE AND WELLNESS OPPORTUNITIES
Keep up with your daily workout routine or try something new, with an onboard fitness center, morning yoga, wellness classes, and bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use.

ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT
The places you’ll visit make their way onboard with shows such as dance performances, local musicians and lectures by noteworthy historians.

IN-SUITE BUTLER SERVICE
Our butlers are trained to the same standards of excellence required by Buckingham Palace, educated under the storied tutelage of Zita Langenstein at England’s Ivor Spencer Butler School. Each assumes the role of butler 100% of the time, and doesn’t moonlight in other roles, enabling him or her to focus fully on making your cruise one to never forget.

HOW CAN WE MAKE YOUR DAY REMARKABLE?
We have a few ideas.

Service isn’t merely a hallmark of distinction on your voyage—it’s at the heart of everything we do. The world’s most exclusive boutique hotels are synonymous with service beyond compare, and as the only cruise line that also operates luxury hotels, that’s exactly what you’ll experience on a river cruise with us, thanks to the most professionally trained and tenured staff on the rivers. While other lines hire contracted workers managed by third parties, our staff and crew are all part of the Uniworld family, adhering to the same standards required by our renowned, award-winning sister brand, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Our homegrown approach to service shines through every aspect of your cruise, as evidenced by the many kind notes we receive.

LIVE WITH CONVICTION.
Serve with passion.

The tiniest details often draw the brightest smiles, and initiating joyful grins is the goal for our staff and crew. But the biggest differences you may come to discover in our onboard family are the things we can’t teach them—a love of hospitality and passion for serving.

Our staff’s passion is apparent in their matchless attention to your interests, like remembering your personal drink order from day one, or venturing off the ship to surprise you with chocolates from the local candy shop you chatted about the previous evening. It’s evident when our Hotel Manager acquires hard-to-get tickets for you, for a show you mentioned you were longing to see. And it’s visible when the captain arranges an intimate dinner on the top deck, in celebration of your anniversary. We have a name for the mini moments and small niceties that take your voyage from great to grand—TINY NOTICEABLE TOUCHES.

“No request too large, no detail too small.”

WE’VE TAKEN CAREFUL MEASURES
so you can travel without worry.

Being mindful, well informed and prepared are essential traits of an experienced traveler, and we approach each Uniworld cruise with that same thorough care and mindset. When you travel with us, you can rest easy knowing that your plans and adventures are in the hands of a dedicated worldwide team.

Security assurance—another added inclusive on your cruise.

FROM FARM TO FIVE-STAR

Dining onboard is an art, and our chefs have perfected their creative techniques over the years. Our culinary philosophy is ever evolving, designed to appeal to the discerning palette of international travelers, with a variety of traditional dishes as well as inspired contemporary flavors, delicious healthy dining options and comfort cooking.

Our distinguished culinary team brings years of experience and unsurpassed passion to the table, and goes to great lengths to use ingredients that were sourced just miles down the road from where you’re docked to create delectable dishes that mirror the finest local restaurants. When in Budapest, our chef may venture to a local market to forage for ingredients for the evening’s citrus fruit marinated roast chicken with a honey-rosemary glaze. Or in Caudebec, your server may present you with beef bourguignon and deconstructed salad niçois —a local specialty.

FRESH, FLAVORFUL AND ADORNED WITH LOCAL FLAIR. LET’S EAT.

WE LEARNED FROM THE BEST
Food isn’t only an element of your experience. It’s a major part of who we are and how we came to be, with much of the credit given to Mrs. Bea Tollman, founder of our sister brand Red Carnation Hotel Collection, author of the highly acclaimed cookbook A Life in Food and the inspiration behind many of our meals.

Mrs. Tollman’s 60+ years of fine-dining experience and personal recipes, like Bea’s Chicken Soup or famous Honeycomb Ice Cream, are staples on our menus. Sometimes, a hearty homemade meal is exactly what you need to make mealtime a masterpiece.

APPETIZINGLY ACCOMMODATING FOR ALL DINING PREFERENCES
For those interested in healthier dining options, our Traveling Lite menu features all of the flavor of our traditional menu, but with fewer calories. We also offer a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, prepared just for you.

If you have a specific meal preference or desire, just ask. Our chefs will be happy to accommodate.

ENDLESS POURS
With every meal, you can enjoy a choice of featured fine local wines, selected by our sommelier, and grown and bottled directly in the regions you visit. Or enjoy a glass from Uniworld’s own award-winning vineyard—proudly served aboard every ship. It’s always a good time for wine onboard.

“The dinners were like dining at one of the best restaurants you have ever been to every night. Wonderful wine selections.”

A CREATIVE HISTORY OF HOSPITALITY
led to one picture-perfect cruise collection.

Boutique hospitality, unmatched service and a dedication to going above and beyond for our guests are deep-rooted in our DNA—we’re the only cruise line to also own and operate a collection of luxury boutique hotels. Uniworld is modeled after our sister company, the five-star Red Carnation Hotels, and we’ve been able to tap into their more than 100 years of experience and bring their knowledge and expertise to the rivers.

One thing they’ve taught us? Luxury travel is best when it’s all in the family, which is why we employ our own full-time staff both onboard and onshore, and don’t outsource any elements of your cruise to third parties. When you travel with Uniworld, you know exactly what you’ll get, each and every time.

ELEGANT AND UNIQUE
from suite to suite.

Life is extra sweet on the rivers, especially when you choose to stay in one of the ultraluxurious, graciously spacious and statement-piece suites in our floating boutique hotels. Each suite is truly a showstopper, flaunting original artwork, handcrafted furniture, Asprey and Hermès bath and body products, Savoir of England® beds, heated towel racks, your personal butler and the most spectacular balcony views of the world’s most gorgeous destinations.

Come enjoy the world’s finest accommodations in a variety of locations and don’t ever unpack—your butler would be delighted to take care of that for you.

A MOMENT BECOMES A MASTERPIECE
when it was created just for you.

There are some endeavors in life that remain fond memories forever. We have a name for them on your Uniworld cruise—Exclusive Experiences. These more than 80 once-in-a lifetime opportunities are created exclusively for Uniworld guests. A tour to Prague may take you to the Estates Theatre for an insider look at the exquisite jewel-box theater, coupled with a private concert and traditional Czech refreshments. When docked in Dürnstein, you’ll be invited to an exclusive wine tasting at Nikolaihof estate, the oldest winery in Austria. And while venturing through the Netherlands, a stop in Amsterdam will offer the opportunity to enjoy a “Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh Museum—an intimate tour of the largest collection of Vincent’s works, without the crowds.

If extraordinary is what you’re after, you’ll be sure to enjoy our assortment of new Masterpiece Collection optional experiences. Taste cheese with a cheese affineur in Rüdesheim, tour Budapest via e-bike or enjoy a round of golf at Europe’s #1 golf resort in Passau.

A world beyond compare is just a cruise away.

SPECIALTY-THEMED CRUISES
personalized to your interests.

Every Uniworld voyage is unique, but we’ve gone the extra mile on several itineraries to provide you with a themed cruise that’s catered to your specific tastes. Perhaps golf is your favorite pastime, wine speaks to your soul, you’re an admirer of Jewish culture, a lover of French cuisine or believe that Christmas is absolutely the most wonderful time of the year. If so, we will help bring your vacation masterpiece to life.

Looking to get even more bespoke? Our team is happy to help you craft a completely custom experience, whether you’re interested in chartering the entire ship or wish to bring your group onboard for a private event.

It’s a cruise created just for you, because one of a kind is what we do best.

HIGHLIGHT

Why River Cruise and Why Uniworld

E-BROCHURE

E-Brochure: 2019-Uniworld-Brochure.pdf