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Relax. You’re cruising on the Danube, and worries don’t exist on this fine-looking waterway. Germany, Austria or Hungary? You don’t have to choose. You’ll get to explore all three on this 8-day cruise that is part small town, part big city and all parts good times. Regensburg’s Old Town has an open- air café feel and the highest density of pubs and bars in Germany (and that’s no small feat). Austria’s Wachau Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site if we’ve ever seen one—its Benedictine Abbey houses the most famous library in Northern Europe. Hungary’s lively capital city offers double the fun, with Buda on one side and Pest on the other. And that’s just the beginning.

What’s Included:

  • Boutique 7 night cruise in a riverview stateroom
  • 14 meals onboard, 3 meals a day onboard
  • Welcome Party
  • 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
Linz, Austria
Day 1 - Regensburg

INCLUDED NIGHT OUT – DEUTSCHLAND DISCOVERY This one’s for the students. Head to Regensburg at sunset and experience the youthful buzz of Old Town, home to some of the best nightlife in all of Deutschland. Kick things off with a host-escorted walk, stopping at the city’s famous churches and aristocratic houses from the 13th and 14th centuries. Then if the weather’s nice, head to the Stone Bridge to eat, drink and mingle under the moonlight. Regensburg comes alive at night, as you will see.

Dinner

Day 2 - Regensburg & Passsau

INCLUDED NIGHT OUT – Scenic Passau (PM)

Into beautiful scenery and architecture? Don’t pass on Passau. Situated at the intersection of the Danube, Inn and llz rivers, the city boasts some of the best views on the German-Austrian border.

Take a hike to one of Passau’s best viewpoints: Veste Oberhaus. The views are storybook, allowing you to see the entire city of Passau as well as the surrounding countryside. Get lost in the city’s maze of old town alleys.

Get your architecture fix at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its distinctive domed towers.

Fun fact: The cathedral is also home to one of the largest organs in the world, with 17,974 pipes.

U TIME – Six Senses of Bavaria (PM) Start at the ship and follow your guide on a tour to learn all about the history, life and culture of Passau and Bavaria. Along the way, stop into local restaurants for a bite to eat, break for a drink, meet a local artist and explore their studio, and more. This tour will appeal to all your senses.

Day 2 - Regensburg & Passsau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Passau, Engelhartszell & Linz

INCLUDED – BIKE THE DANUBE (PM)  

Feeling energized after your morning hike? Grab a bike and cruise down the famous Danube bike path, which is particularly scenic from Passau to Vienna. Your expert guides will lead you on a flat 20-mile route. Reunite with the ship in Engelhartszell, where you can quench your thirst with beer made by Trappist monks

INCLUDED NIGHT OUT – THE SECOND LIFE OF LINZ (PM)  

Spend an evening exploring Austria’s third-largest city, Linz, a leading center for modern media arts. Arrive in port and walk to the striking Ars Electronica Center, which focuses on society, technology and life in the future. No matter which way you turn, there’s something insightful and futuristic to explore in Linz. 

Day 3 - Passau, Engelhartszell  & Linz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Melk & Durnstein

INCLUDED – A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT Take a breathtaking (literally) bike tour through the UNESCO Wachau Valley. You’ll travel 20 scenic miles along the Danube, passing the wine villages of Willendorf, St. Michaels, Weissenkirchen and Joching, and meet the ship in Dürnstein with some amazing new memories and photographs.

INCLUDED _ INRTO TO MELK (AM)

Take a stroll through Melk with your U Host, who will guide you through this gem of a city on the Danube. Wander past gorgeous homes, churches, museums and other unique and memorable landmarks. Your tour ends outside the majestic and extraordinarily picturesque Melk Abbey.

U TIME _ BURG CLAM (AM)

We’re taking you to Clam Castle, the family home of the Counts of Clam for more than five centuries.

 

Day 4 - Melk & Durnstein

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Vienna

INCLUDED – GOOD MORNING VIENNA (AM)   

Wake up, grab a cup of joe and follow your U Host onshore for a morning stroll through Vienna. Head to the Historic Center of Vienna, an area rich in architecture, including Baroque castles, gardens and late -19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. The best way to wake up in the morning is with a tour of beautiful Vienna.

U TIME – THE BEST OF VIENNA (AM)   

Do as the locals do and hop on the inner-city metro to your next adventure (metro pass included). Just a few stops away, this in-depth tour of Vienna begins in Karlsplatz. Follow your Local Guide towards Charles Church, which is widely considered the most outstanding Baroque church in Vienna, and that’s no easy feat! Continue along the famous Ringstrasse to see one of the city’s four famous opera houses and The Albertina Museum.

Then, make your way to the beautiful and shaded Burggarten for a quick cool down before continuing your adventure! After you’ve had a moment’s rest, walk into the inner city to Bräunerstraße, where your guide will show you the best cafés and bars that locals frequent. Sample cheeses, wines and delicious palatschinken!

Finally, amble over to the iconic (and gorgeous) St. Stephen’s Cathedral. And now your crash course tour of Vienna is over!

Day 5 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Bratislava & Budapest

INCLUDED – BOHEMIAN DREAMIN’ (AM)  

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 – RETRO BRATISLAVA (AM)  

Take a trip through Slovakia’s Communist past. Start by hopping into a Škoda car, Czechoslovakia’s legendary automobile, where a local expert will take you off the beaten path to some amazing Soviet monuments, viewpoints and food markets. There, you can get a taste of the socialist worker’s cuisine and snacks.

Finish your tour with a drive into Bratislava’s old town where you can explore before heading back to the ship

 

Day 6 - Bratislava & Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Budapest

INCLUDED – CHOICE OF ‘BUDAPEST’S BEST’ OR ‘BUDAPEST ROCK HOSPITAL’ (AM)    

This morning you have your choice of one of these fun excursions in Budapest:

BUDAPEST’S BEST: Did you know Budapest is actually made up of two cities? On this walking tour, you’ll experience the greatest sites that Pest has to offer. From Parliament to the Jewish Quarter and everything in-between, discover hidden gems and even sample some Hungarian street food from a local market;  

BUDAPEST ROCK HOSPITAL: Dig deep into the history of Budapest’s underground…literally…to uncover the secrets of the subterranean Hospital in the Rock. Steeped in Cold War mystique, this abandoned hospital was transformed into a secret nuclear bomb shelter—and hospital/torture chamber for prisoners—during the height of US/Soviet tensions in the 1950s.

It was so secret that once it was abandoned in 1970, a single couple continued to live here as caretakers, telling no one what they did. Tour this cavernous enigma where original hospital equipment and more than 200 wax figures representing the staff who worked here haunt this site of heroism and horror.

 

Day 7 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Budapest

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Budapest

Embark – Your adventure begins today.

Dinner

Day 2 - Budapest

INCLUDED – CHOICE OF ‘BUDAPEST’S BEST’ OR ‘BUDAPEST ROCK HOSPITAL’ (AM)   

This morning you have your choice of one of these fun excursions in Budapest:

BUDAPEST’S BEST: Did you know Budapest is actually made up of two cities? On this walking tour, you’ll experience the greatest sites that Pest has to offer. From Parliament to the Jewish Quarter and everything in-between, discover hidden gems and even sample some Hungarian street food from a local market;  

BUDAPEST ROCK HOSPITAL: Dig deep into the history of Budapest’s underground…literally…to uncover the secrets of the subterranean Hospital in the Rock. Steeped in Cold War mystique, this abandoned hospital was transformed into a secret nuclear bomb shelter—and hospital/torture chamber for prisoners—during the height of US/Soviet tensions in the 1950s.

It was so secret that once it was abandoned in 1970, a single couple continued to live here as caretakers, telling no one what they did. Tour this cavernous enigma where original hospital equipment and more than 200 wax figures representing the staff who worked here haunt this site of heroism and horror.

 

Day 2 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Bratislava & Vienna

INCLUDED – BOHEMIAN DREAMIN’ (AM)  

Take a delightful stroll through Bratislava, Slovakia’s small and charming capital. It’s located on the Danube and surrounded by vineyards and the Carpathian Mountains, so a fully charged phone for pictures is a must.

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 the pedestrian-only, 18th-century Old Town. Then treat yourself to a croissant or an éclair from a Bratislava pastry shop. Or both. We’re good with that.

 

Day 3 - Bratislava & Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Vienna

INCLUDED – GOOD MORNING VIENNA (AM)   

Wake up, grab a cup of joe and follow your U Host onshore for a morning stroll through Vienna. Head to the Historic Center of Vienna, an area rich in architecture, including Baroque castles, gardens and late -19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. The best way to wake up in the morning is with a tour of beautiful Vienna.

U TIME – THE BEST OF VIENNA (AM)   

Do as the locals do and hop on the inner-city metro to your next adventure (metro pass included). Just a few stops away, this in-depth tour of Vienna begins in Karlsplatz. Follow your Local Guide towards Charles Church, which is widely considered the most outstanding Baroque church in Vienna, and that’s no easy feat!

Continue along the famous Ringstrasse to see one of the city’s four famous opera houses and The Albertina Museum. Then, make your way to the beautiful and shaded Burggarten for a quick cool down before continuing your adventure! After you’ve had a moment’s rest, walk into the inner city to Bräunerstraße, where your guide will show you the best cafés and bars that locals frequent. Sample cheeses, wines and delicious palatschinken!

Finally, amble over to the iconic (and gorgeous) St. Stephen’s Cathedral. And now your crash course tour of Vienna is over!

 

Day 4 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Durnstein, Wachau Valley & Melk

INCLUDED – CASTLE RUINS RENDEZVOUS (AM)  Dürnstein, Austria, is a beautiful town situated along the Danube River. Explore its restaurants, shops and scenic views to discover why it’s nicknamed the “Pearl of the Wachau.”

Take a stroll through the town’s narrow cobblestone streets to historical buildings like the Blue Monastery Church and Abbey. Last but definitely not least, hike up to the famous Dürnstein Castle ruins where Richard Lionheart was once a prisoner and have a dream photo op. With expansive views of the Danube River and Wachau Valley, this is a can’t-miss experience.

INCLUDED – A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (AM)  

Take a breathtaking (literally) bike tour through the UNESCO Wachau Valley.

You’ll travel 20 scenic miles along the Danube, passing the wine villages of Willendorf, St. Michaels, Weissenkirchen and Joching, and meet the ship in Dürnstein with some amazing new memories and photographs.

Wachau Valley is one of Austria’s most established and notable wine regions. So when better to experience their wines then when in Wachau on this wine tasting with canapes at Küffer Keller, a short walk from the ship.

INCLUDED – INTRO TO MELK (PM) 

Take a stroll through Melk with your U Host, who will guide you through this gem of a city on the Danube. Wander past gorgeous homes, churches, museums and other unique and memorable landmarks.

Your tour ends outside the majestic and extraordinarily picturesque Melk Abbey.

Day 5 - Durnstein, Wachau Valley & Melk

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Engelhartszell & Passau

INCLUDED – BIKE THE DANUBE (AM)  

Feeling energized after your morning hike? Grab a bike and cruise down the famous Danube bike path, which is particularly scenic from Passau to Vienna.

Your expert guides will lead you on a flat 20-mile route. Reunite with the ship in Engelhartszell, where you can quench your thirst with beer made by Trappist monks.

INCLUDED – SCENIC PASSAU (PM)  Into beautiful scenery and architecture? Don’t pass on Passau. Situated at the intersection of the Danube, Inn and llz rivers, the city boasts some of the best views on the German-Austrian border.

Take a hike to one of Passau’s best viewpoints: Veste Oberhaus. The views are storybook, allowing you to see the entire city of Passau as well as the surrounding countryside. Get lost in the city’s maze of old town alleys. Get your architecture fix at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its distinctive domed towers.

Fun fact: The cathedral is also home to one of the largest organs in the world, with 17,974 pipes.Start at the ship and follow your guide on a tour to learn all about the history, life and culture of Passau and Bavaria. Along the way, stop into local restaurants for a bite to eat, break for a drink, meet a local artist and explore their studio, and more. This tour will appeal to all your senses.

 

Day 6 - Engelhartszell & Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Regensburg

INCLUDED – MEDIEVAL REGENSBURG (PM)

Regensburg, Germany is a Bavarian city nestled along the Danube River. Revel in 2,000 years of medieval history on an hour-long, host-escorted stroll through the city’s well-preserved Old Town.

Visit landmarks like Regensburg Cathedral, Porta Praetoria and the famous Old Stone Bridge. Then make your way through crooked town alleys and stumbling stones before visiting the Händlmaier’s mustard store. Regensburg’s got a lot.

U TIME – REGENSBURG THROUGH THE AGES (PM)

Regensburg has a fascinating history. Learn about the animal fights, reckless tightrope artists and public executions that lured people into the city streets during the Middle Ages. Watch re-enactments and hear captivating stories about the lives of executioners, street artists and other outcasts. The city, once divided by glittering wealth and bitter poverty, has come a long way.

Day 7 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Regensburg

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

 

Prices from £1,499 per person * 14 September 2019^ Studio £1,599 pp - Studio Triple £1,484 pp - Balcony £1,799 pp, Suite £3,299 pp 21 September 2019 ** Studio £1,499 pp - Studio Triple £1,384 pp - Balcony £1,699 pp, Suite £3,199 pp 28 September 2019 (OKTOBERFEST) Studio £1,699 pp - Studio Triple £1,617 pp - Balcony £1,899 pp, Suite £3,399 pp 12 October 2019 Studio £1,499 pp - Studio Triple £1,384 pp - Balcony £1,699 pp, Suite £3,199 pp ^ - operates a reverse itinerary ** LGBT CRUISE

** LGBT CRUISE

Featuring LGBT comedy and music, dance parties, theme parties, complimentary WiFi, and OPEN BAR! 

Whats included

Open Bar – LGBT Comedy – NYC style piano bar

Special theme nights – Cabaret Singers – Dance parties

Cooking classes – Mixology Classes

14 meals & Exclusive customised excursion in Vienna

OKTOBERFEST – Whats included

Round trip transfer to Munich by train.

Two reserved tables for the group under a tent.

Your choice of Chicken or Vegetarian entree

Brotzeit brettl plate for the table (traditional Bavarian snacks)

one 2 litre beer (additional drinks at own cost)

FUN FACTS Contrary to its name, Oktoberfest actually starts in September because the weather is better. The very first Oktoberfest was in 1810. Oktoberfest today is the largest beer festival in the world and only Munich breweries are allowed to sell their beer in the tents. Besides the beer tents there is a large amusement park and also traditional funfairs like a flea circus.


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

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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