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