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Eastern Europe Escape

From £2,699 pp

From imperial rule, communist regimes, and everything in between, this cruise is an enticing look at the past set against a backdrop of vibrant Vienna, elegant and easy-going Novi Sad, Budapest’s dramatic architecture, and the perfectly picturesque landscapes along the way.

You’ll sip some of Europe’s best white wine in Mohács, wander through Buda and Pest, and take in the proud exuberance of Belgrade.

What’s Included:

  • Boutique 7 night cruise in a riverview stateroom
  • 2 included meals daily
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • Soft drinks
  • Included excursions
  • U Time optional excursions
  • Local DJ set
  • Included onboard Beer mixology class
  • Complimentary Bikes on board for your use
  • Movies to rent in your room
  • Fitness center
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Day 1 - Vienna

Embark, your adventure begins today.

Dinner

Day 2 - Vienna

INCLUDED – VIENNA IN DEPTH Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna’s artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture, and vibrant foodie and design scenes, as you will soon see.

This walking tour takes you through churches, opera houses, gardens, the museum district, and ends at the fabulous St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This tour has everything: music history, shopping, café-culture and of course, amazing sights that only a local would know.

U TIME – SCHÖNBRUNN AFTER HOURS Schönbrunn Palace is one of Austria’s most important cultural assets, and since the 1960s has been one of Vienna’s must-see tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors each year.

But the palace truly shines at night. Follow your guide through the palace after hours for a rare experience without the crowds.

 

Day 2 - Vienna

3 meals on board daily

Day 3 - Bratislava

INCLUDED – BOHEMIAN DREAMIN’ Take a stroll through Bratislava, Slovakia’s charming capital. It’s located on the Danube and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains.

Known for its lively bars and Art Deco cafes, it’s a great place for Czech beer and Bohemian eats. S

oak in the relaxed urban lifestyle of 18th-century Old Town and treat yourself to a little something from a Bratislava pastry shop. It’s vacation, after all.

U TIME – BRATISLAVA BY ŠKODA Take a trip through Slovakia’s Communist past by hopping into a vintage car made by Škoda.

A local expert will take you off the beaten path to some amazing Soviet monuments, viewing points and markets as you ride along in this legendary Czech automobile. It’s a trip that only a local would know.

Stop along the way to stretch your legs, taste the local cuisine and chat with the natives. Return to the ship (and the present day) by way of Bratislava’s Old Town.

 

Day 3 - Bratislava

3 meals on board daily

Day 4 - Budapest

INCLUDED – BUDAPEST’S BEST Get ready, because we’re hitting all the highlights of Budapest on this walking tour.

Head to the world-famous Hungarian Parliament Building, Hold Street Market (where you’ll have the opportunity to try a variety of local food), and Budapest City Centre where you can find the best bars and ruin pubs in town and stop off at Szimpla Ruin Pub for a beer.

Take a rest before heading back toward the ship where we’ll stop at a synagogue and explore some of the area’s Jewish history.

INCLUDED – BIKING BUDA Begin this active adventure from the ship on bike! We’ll take our two wheels across the Elisabeth Bridge and on to Castle Garden for a relaxing rest, magnificent views, and a moment of sun in the gardens.

The tour continues onto Margaret Island, where there is much to see, including a gorgeous fountain, swimming pools, a spa, and even a small zoo.

 

Day 4 - Budapest

3 meals on board daily

Day 5 - Mohács

INCLUDED – THE WALK OF THE TOWN Head into the city for a walk about town with your U Host. From there, you will have the option to stay and explore Mohács or continue on to the village of Kölked, home to Duna-Dráva National Park. Enjoy a stroll and explore the native wildlife.

U TIME – MILLING ABOUT Take a mile-and-a-half bike trip with us to a local mill that belongs to a local (and totally adorable) family!

The property’s mill functions either manually or by water current and is a picturesque escape to pastoral life. Enjoy a home-cooked meal with the family, wander the property, sunbathe and even swim in the river. It’s a charming and restorative escape that you won’t want to miss.

 

Day 5 - Mohács

3 meals on board daily

Day 6 - Novi Sad

U TIME – CANOE THE DANUBE Encounter the thrill of the river by canoeing through the beautiful blue Danube.

Experience the Serbian countryside in a new light, then finish your experience with a traditional fisherman’s meal.

U TIME – NOVI SAD IN DEPTH Take a walk with your guide to the best Novi Sad has to offer.

This lively city is bustling with great music, cafes, and nightlife around every corner. Visit Danube Park and Novi Sad’s Old Town on this excursion as you get a taste of local life.

U TIME – PETROVARADIN P.M. Overlooking the city of Novi Sad, Petrovaradin Fortress stands as one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Dating back to the 18th century, this historic fort now acts as an art center for the city, hosting music festivals and events throughout the year.

Discover the legends and stories of this fortress connected to its underground tunnels on this evening walk.

Day 6 - Novi Sad

3 meals on board daily

Day 7 - Belgrade

INCLUDED – CHANGING GEARS Rise and shine! Today we’re biking to the Ada Ciganlija recreation area, a natural escape for the city dwellers of Belgrade complete with a golf course, great cafés and a lake that many refer to as Belgrade’s Sea.

U TIME – BELGRADE BELOW GROUND Take a step into the past on this tour through the underground of Belgrade Fortress. Journey through the dungeons, army bunkers, and the Roman well that spans across this structure, while uncovering the secrets of the Cold War in Belgrade. Then, top off your day with a much-needed wine tasting.

U TIME – BELGRADE IN DEPTH Journey through the heart of Serbia’s capital! One of the first things you notice when approaching Belgrade is the iconic and imposing Belgrade Fortress that rises above the city.

Take a stroll through the winding paths of the fortress to one of the largest Serbian Orthodox cathedrals in the world, the Church of Saint Sava. Soak in the history with local food and drink that has been passed down for generations.

 

Day 7 - Belgrade

3 meals on board daily

Day 8 - Belgrade

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Belgrade

Embark, your adventure begins today.

Dinner

Day 2 - Belgrade

INCLUDED – CHANGING GEARS Rise and shine! Today we’re biking to the Ada Ciganlija recreation area, a natural escape for the city dwellers of Belgrade complete with a golf course, great cafés and a lake that many refer to as Belgrade’s Sea.

U TIME – BELGRADE BELOW GROUND Take a step into the past on this tour through the underground of Belgrade Fortress. Journey through the dungeons, army bunkers, and the Roman well that spans across this structure, while uncovering the secrets of the Cold War in Belgrade. Then, top off your day with a much-needed wine tasting.

U TIME – BELGRADE IN DEPTH Journey through the heart of Serbia’s capital! One of the first things you notice when approaching Belgrade is the iconic and imposing Belgrade Fortress that rises above the city.

Take a stroll through the winding paths of the fortress to one of the largest Serbian Orthodox cathedrals in the world, the Church of Saint Sava. Soak in the history with local food and drink that has been passed down for generations.

 

Day 2 - Belgrade

3 meals on board daily

Day 3 - Novi Sad

U TIME – CANOE THE DANUBE Encounter the thrill of the river by canoeing through the beautiful blue Danube.

Experience the Serbian countryside in a new light, then finish your experience with a traditional fisherman’s meal.

U TIME – NOVI SAD IN DEPTH Take a walk with your guide to the best Novi Sad has to offer. This lively city is bustling with great music, cafes, and nightlife around every corner.

Visit Danube Park and Novi Sad’s Old Town on this excursion as you get a taste of local life.

Day 3 - Novi Sad

3 meals on board daily

Day 4 - Mohács

INCLUDED – THE WALK OF THE TOWN Head into the city for a walk about town with your U Host. From there, you will have the option to stay and explore Mohács or continue on to the village of Kölked, home to Duna-Dráva National Park. Enjoy a stroll and explore the native wildlife.

U TIME – MILLING ABOUT Take a mile-and-a-half bike trip with us to a local mill that belongs to a local (and totally adorable) family!

The property’s mill functions either manually or by water current and is a picturesque escape to pastoral life. Enjoy a home-cooked meal with the family, wander the property, sunbathe and even swim in the river. It’s a charming and restorative escape that you won’t want to miss.

U TIME – PÉCS MARKS THE SPOT Time to show us your competitive side! Teams set out on a treasure hunt through the city to find notable landmarks with clues and surprises awaiting you each step of the way.

Guides will be available to give you hints and orient you through the city.

Grab a celebratory drink at the end and hear stories about the amazing places you have seen.

Day 4 - Mohács

3 meals on board daily

Day 5 - Budapest

INCLUDED – BUDAPEST’S BEST Get ready, because we’re hitting all the highlights of Budapest on this walking tour.

Head to the world-famous Hungarian Parliament Building, Hold Street Market (where you’ll have the opportunity to try a variety of local food), and Budapest City Centre where you can find the best bars and ruin pubs in town and stop off at Szimpla Ruin Pub for a beer.

Take a rest before heading back toward the ship where we’ll stop at a synagogue and explore some of the area’s Jewish history.

INCLUDED – BIKING BUDA Begin this active adventure from the ship on bike! We’ll take our two wheels across the Elisabeth Bridge and on to Castle Garden for a relaxing rest, magnificent views, and a moment of sun in the gardens.

The tour continues onto Margaret Island, where there is much to see, including a gorgeous fountain, swimming pools, a spa, and even a small zoo.

U TIME – BUDAPEST BY DESIGN Fashionistas and style-mavens: this tour is for you. Visit luxe design shops for a local perspective on the city’s fashion, social hubs, meeting spots, and ruin pubs.

A local expert will share their experiences and guide you through the evolution of fashion in Budapest as you enjoy a drink at one of Budapest’s best ruin pubs.

Day 5 - Budapest

3 meals on board daily

Day 6 - Bratislava

INCLUDED – BOHEMIAN DREAMIN’ Take a stroll through Bratislava, Slovakia’s charming capital. It’s located on the Danube and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. Known for its lively bars and Art Deco cafes, it’s a great place for Czech beer and Bohemian eats.

Soak in the relaxed urban lifestyle of 18th-century Old Town and treat yourself to a little something from a Bratislava pastry shop. It’s vacation, after all.

U TIME – BRATISLAVA BY ŠKODA Take a trip through Slovakia’s Communist past by hopping into a vintage car made by Škoda. A local expert will take you off the beaten path to some amazing Soviet monuments, viewing points and markets as you ride along in this legendary Czech automobile. It’s a trip that only a local would know.

Stop along the way to stretch your legs, taste the local cuisine and chat with the natives. Return to the ship (and the present day) by way of Bratislava’s Old Town.

 

Day 6 - Bratislava

3 meals on board daily

Day 7 - Vienna

INCLUDED – VIENNA IN DEPTH Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna’s artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture, and vibrant foodie and design scenes, as you will soon see.

This walking tour takes you through churches, opera houses, gardens, the museum district, and ends at the fabulous St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This tour has everything: music history, shopping, café-culture and of course, amazing sights that only a local would know.

U TIME – SCHÖNBRUNN AFTER HOURS Schönbrunn Palace is one of Austria’s most important cultural assets, and since the 1960s has been one of Vienna’s must-see tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors each year.

But the palace truly shines at night. Follow your guide through the palace after hours for a rare experience without the crowds.

 

Day 7 - Vienna

3 meals on board daily

Day 8 - Vienna

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

Breakfast

Part boutique hotel, part yacht, part local hotspot. The A makes her home on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, flowing through the Netherlands and Central Europe. She’s sleek and sophisticated.

When your waterfront hotel is also your taxi, bar, favorite restaurant, nightclub and yoga studio, travel becomes a bit more relaxed and a lot more hassle-free.

Onboard, you can expect everything you’d find in your favorite boutique hotel. But here’s the best part. Your floating boutique hotel makes it extra-easy to visit several European destinations in a single trip while only having to unpack once.

Grab a drink and meet us on the top deck, where the glass enclosed room disappears into the floor to create an open-air hangout. It’s the best view in the house and the spot to meet new friends or listen to a local guest DJ. With a casual dining venue and lounge seating, it’s the place to be.

Our ships feature a full-service restaurant and a lite-menu in the lounge for dining — serving farm-to-table cuisine inspired by the culinary style of the places you’ll visit.

Both ships feature three different room styles ranging from “I just need a comfortable place to sleep and stash my stuff” to “I’m going all out in a suite,” each with waterfront views. Flying solo? We have single rooms available and feature special room share rates for those traveling on their own who want to share the experience with a like-minded traveler.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 59 outside staterooms
  • 2 Suites
  • Top deck with panoramic views and rooftop Lounge, you can also enjoy a morning Yoga session
  • Ice Bar, featuring signature cocktails, craft beers, silent discos and DJ’s
  • 24 Hour MUGS Coffee bar
  • Complimentary Bottled water
  • Complimentary Wifi, We also offer personal hotspots for rent during the cruise which can be used onboard and on shore. The rental price is 8 euros per day.
  • U Lounge, always open, with a well stocked bar, mixology, paint and wine classes, serving Tapas style sharing plates and after hours snacks
  • The Spa, soothing massages and beauty treatments
  • Guest Laundry
  • The Gym, treadmills, TRX Bands, Yoga, Free Weights to keep you in shape
  • Bicycles to use on board or get the Wellness team to set up a hike for you
  • 2 Meals a day in Dine restaurant, enjoy farm to table cuisine inspired by the destinations you’ll visit

Suites & Staterooms

As you sip your morning coffee, admire the sun rising from your picture window or balcony. And look forward to getting ready for your day.

Both ships feature three different room styles ranging from “I just need a comfortable place to sleep and stash my stuff” to “I’m going all out in a suite,” each with waterfront views. Flying solo? We have single rooms available and feature special room share rates for those traveling on their own who want to share the experience with a like-minded traveler.

  • Savoir Mattresses
  • Built in Blue tooth speakers
  • Flatscreen TV’s
  • Individual climate control

Suite

256ft² – Upstairs Deck

  • French Balcony with Waterfront Views
  • King size bed with Savior Mattresses
  • Built in Blue tooth Speakers
  • Flatscreen TV’s
  • USB Ports
  • Desk, Table & Chairs
  • Marble Bathroom with Heated Mirror and towel warmer
  • Extra storage and a safe
  • Hairdryer

Balcony

128ft² – Upstairs Deck

  • French Balcony with Waterfront Views
  • Queen size bed with Savior Mattresses
  • Marble Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Built in Blue tooth Speakers
  • Flatscreen TV’s
  • USB Ports
  • Storage and a Safe

Studio

128ft² – Downstairs Deck

  • Waterfront Views
  • Queen Size bed with Savior Mattresses
  • Marble Bathroom
  • Built in Blue tooth Speakers
  • Flatscreen TV’s
  • USB Ports
  • Storage and a Safe

Studio Triple

128ft² – Upstairs deck

  • Waterfront Views
  • Adjustable Mood Lighting
  • 3 Savior Twin Mattresses, one lofted and one Bunk Bed
  • Ensuite
  • Built in Blue tooth Speakers
  • Each bed has its own Flatscreen TV
  • USB Ports
  • Storage and a Safe

 

2020 Departures

24 April 2020

01, 22, 29 May 2020

19, 26 June 2020

02, 09, 30 August 2020

06, 07 September 2020

04 October 2020

Prices from Studio £2,699 pp, Studio Triple £2,469 pp, Balcony £2.999 pp, Suite £4,899 pp

 

 


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Why Choose This Cruise?

U by Uniworld is a new take on experiential travel, for the young and young at heart, with cruises designed for those with a passion for exploring and a taste for authentic adventures. We at U have always believed that travel should be relaxing, exhilarating, convenient and tailored to your interests — all at the same time. And on a U by Uniworld river cruise, that’s exactly what you’ll experience.

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