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Authentic Danube

From £1,749 pp

Go off the beaten path from Nuremberg to Vienna and uncover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities that rest along the Danube. As your adventure starts, castles, stunning architecture, natural wonders and rich history ensue. Not only that, but you’ll discover Central Europe’s fascinating Jewish ties as part of our Jewish Heritage programme – the only itinerary of its kind offered on the rivers.

Enjoy the great outdoors and bespoke experiences along the Danube in cities that inspired fairytales. Discover the old walled city and Nuremberg’s mesmerizing castles on the Nuremberg Panoramic Highlights Tour. Confront and explore the region’s complicated and devastating history as you visit infamous Nazi documentation centers and party rally grounds.

Stroll through countless enchanting old towns and villages, with plenty of “Let’s Go” opportunities for hiking and biking in Regensburg, Straubing, Deggendorf, Vilshofen, Passau and Engelhartszell – all teeming with magnificent architecture, age-old tradition and outstanding breweries. Explore Weissenkirchen and its devastatingly-beautiful landscapes.

Participate in a “Village Day,” and stroll through towns accompanied by wine, apricot treats and a vineyard hike. In the historical capital of Vienna, you’ll be met with glorious food, wine, art and outdoor experiences all on your search for new inspiration along the Danube.

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, boutique  night cruise in a riverview stateroom on
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Flights or Eurostar rail from the UK
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Regensburg at Night
Day 1 - Vienna (Embark)

Transfer from Vienna International Airport to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Dinner

Day 2 - Vienna

On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic and musical legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its Imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the highlights as you take in Old Town’s art and food, including scrumptious pastries, or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures.

Cap your day with an exclusive after-hours visit of Schönbrunn Palace and experience one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions after everyone else leaves. The captivating Baroque-style masterpiece reflects 300 years of changing history, styles and Habsburg monarchs.
Vienna panoramic high

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Vienna Mystery Tour or Vienna panoramic highlights & World Museum Vienna: the manic Habsburg collector’s treasures

Day 2 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Weissenkirchen

Start your day in the heart of the Danube Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouthwatering Austrian pastries. If you’ve had one too many pastries, you’ll enjoy a hike through one of the area’s most picturesque vineyards. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards.

Melk Abbey is a Baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube. Aside from its’ stunning architecture and panoramic views of Wachau Valley below, its interior boasts pure opulence in every room. There’s nothing like it.

Featured Excursion:
Weissenkirchen “Village Day” village stroll with wine and apricot treats and vineyard hike
Choice of Melk Abbey: Benedictine library and Baroque opulence

Day 3 - Weissenkirchen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Engelhartszell, Passau, Vilshofen

A new day brings new experiences in the forest-lined district of Engelhartszell. Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region.

Take to the city by foot and explore its splendid mix of old and new. Medieval lanes, tunnels, cathedrals and archways fuse with modern shopping malls and buildings. Marvel at the Italian Baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau geocaching scavenger hunt

Day 4 -  Engelhartszell, Passau, Vilshofen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Vilshofen, Deggendorf, Straubing

Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best.

When you’re not gaping at its remarkable rolling hills, low-lying mountains and towering trees, you’ll have the opportunity for an exclusive visit a Theresienthal crystal glass factory, complete with a horse-drawn carriage ride, fresh-baked bread and schnapps.In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep-rooted love for all things food and drink. Amidst its bustling town center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is a city with a fascinating story and its fair share of Gothic-style buildings and cathedrals.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Exclusive Bavarian Forest Village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit or “Let’s Go” bike the Danube trail

Day 5 - Vilshofen, Deggendorf, Straubing

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Regensburg

Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Regensburg boasts the largest medieval old town north of the Alps (over 1,500 listed buildings), a prominent skyline, and a large collection of museums, exhibits and theaters.

Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it’s cranked out millions of automobiles. Futuristic and antiquated, it’s the best of both worlds in Regensburg.

Your afternoon calls for a hands-on learning experience on how to make Bavarian sausage at a family-owned factory. Or if going behind-the-scenes isn’t your style, pop over to any one of the many restaurants and beer gardens dishing out traditional Bavarian beer and regional cuisine situated along the Danube gorge. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.

Featured Excursion:
”2000 Years in One Hour” walking discovery tour
Choice of BMW plant visit – the ultimate driving machine

Day 6 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Roth, Nuremberg

Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, you’ll delve straight into the city’s highlights with a visit to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center. After, you’ll venture to the Documentation Center and Nazi Party Rally Grounds.

This museum provides travelers the unique opportunity to explore exhibits dedicated to unraveling and understanding Nazi Germany. You’ll also be able to learn the intriguing history of the Jewish people in Nuremberg during World War II.

Choice of Nuremberg “Do as the Locals Do” or Nuremberg panoramic highlights tour with WWII Rally Grounds visit

Day 7 - Roth, Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Nuremberg ( Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Nuremberg Airport for your flight.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Nuremberg (Embark)

Transfer from Nuremberg Airport to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Dinner

Day 2 - Nuremberg, Roth

Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, you’ll delve straight into the city’s highlights with a visit to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center. After, you’ll venture to the Documentation Center and Nazi Party Rally Grounds.

This museum provides travelers the unique opportunity to explore exhibits dedicated to unraveling and understanding Nazi Germany. You’ll also be able to learn the intriguing history of the Jewish people in Nuremberg during World War II.

Choice of Nuremberg “Do as the Locals Do” or Nuremberg panoramic highlights tour with WWII Rally Grounds visit

Day 2 - Nuremberg, Roth

Breakfast, :Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Regensburg

Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Regensburg boasts the largest medieval old town north of the Alps (over 1,500 listed buildings), a prominent skyline, and a large collection of museums, exhibits and theaters. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory.

Tour the carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it’s cranked out millions of automobiles. Futuristic and antiquated, it’s the best of both worlds in Regensburg. Your afternoon calls for a hands-on learning experience on how to make Bavarian sausage at a family-owned factory. Or if going behind-the-scenes isn’t your style, pop over to any one of the many restaurants and beer gardens dishing out traditional Bavarian beer and regional cuisine situated along the Danube gorge. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.
Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking history lesson or BMW factory visit

Day 3 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Straubing, Deggendorf, Vilshofen

Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. When you’re not gaping at its remarkable rolling hills, low-lying mountains and towering trees, you’ll have the opportunity for an exclusive visit a Theresienthal crystal glass factory, complete with a horse-drawn carriage ride, fresh-baked bread and schnapps. In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep-rooted love for all things food and drink.

Amidst its bustling town center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is a city with a fascinating story and its fair share of Gothic-style buildings and cathedrals.
Featured Excursions:
Exclusive Bavarian Forest Village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit
“Let’s Go” bike the Danube trail

Day 4 - Straubing, Deggendorf, Vilshofen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Vilshofen, Passau, Engelhartszell

A new day brings new experiences in the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together.

Take to the city by foot and explore its splendid mix of old and new. Medieval lanes, tunnels, cathedrals and archways fuse with modern shopping malls and buildings.

Marvel at the Italian Baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world.

Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau geocaching scavenger hunt

Day 5 - Vilshofen, Passau, Engelhartszell

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Weissenkirchen

Start your day in the heart of the Danube Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouthwatering Austrian pastries. If you’ve had one too many pastries, you’ll enjoy a hike through one of the area’s most picturesque vineyards.

Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. Melk Abbey is a Baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube. Aside from its’ stunning architecture and panoramic views of Wachau Valley below, its interior boasts pure opulence in every room. There’s nothing like it.

Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with vineyard hike or Melk Abbey with library visit

Day 6 - Weissenkirchen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Vienna

On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic and musical legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its Imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections.

See the highlights as you take in Old Town’s art and food, including scrumptious pastries, or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures. Cap your day with an exclusive after-hours visit of Schönbrunn Palace and experience one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions after everyone else leaves. The captivating Baroque-style masterpiece reflects 300 years of changing history, styles and Habsburg monarchs.

Choice of Vienna Mystery Tour or Vienna panoramic highlights & World Museum Vienna: the manic Habsburg collector’s treasures

Day 7 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Vienna (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Vienna International Airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

The stunning foyer of the 130-passenger River Princess sets an indulgent and luxurious tone for your European journey. Throughout the ship, jewel-tone greens, warm browns, and mix of black of white create a sophisticated ambiance, while stylish public areas—including a Main Lounge, a Sky Lounge, and a Captain’s Lounge and Library—provide comfortable places to curl up with a good book, chat with friends, or sip your favorite cocktail.

Carrying no more than 130 passengers, this intimate ship is a wonderful place to savor the scenery, dine on exquisite cuisine, and relax with friends over drinks in the Salon Bar and other richly appointed public areas.

The signature touches for which Uniworld has become known-inspiring original hand-selected art, classic furnishings, old world antiques, marble, and clever use of mirrors can be found in the various public areas along with different hues of green, brown, beige, and gold adorning the walls and floors throughout.

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices.

  • 61 lavishly decorated outside staterooms many with French Balconies
  • 4 individually decorated suites with French Balcony
  • Sun deck with panoramic views
  • Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor
  • Salon Sky Lounge
  • Captain’s Lounge & Library
  • Elegant Le Bordelais Restaurant
  • Fitness center & Serenity River Spa
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Elevator
  • Boutique*
  • Guest laundry & ironing room

World Class Staterooms

After one night in your magnificent riverview stateroom, you’ll understand why sailing with Uniworld is truly the best way to see the world. Rated Top Cabins by Zagat Survey®, your elegantly appointed boutique stateroom comes standard with Uniworld – as does the ever-changing breathtaking river scenery.

All Staterooms Feature

  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Generous built-in closets
  • Plush Christy towels
  • Backlit magnifying mirror
  • Cosy waffle bathrobes & slippers
  • Towel warmers

Suite

214 ft² –  Rhine (Upper) Deck

  • French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • In-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack
  • Fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service
French Balcony Staterooms

151 ft² – Rhine (Upper) Deck

  • French Balconies (floor to ceiling sliding glass doors)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers

Deluxe Staterooms

151 ft² – Danube (Middle) Deck

  • Panoramic picture window (does not open)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers
Classic Staterooms

 151ft² – Moselle (Lower) Deck

  • High level window (does not open)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 12River PrincessVienna£2879Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£2879  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£3239  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£3639  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£5949  
May 19River PrincessNuremberg£2399Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£2399  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£2759  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£3159  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£5349  
Jun 23River PrincessVienna£2399Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£2399  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£2759  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£3159  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£5349  
Jun 30River PrincessNuremberg£2399Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£2399  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£2759  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£3159  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£5349  
Aug 4River PrincessVienna£2239Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£2239  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£2554  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£2904  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£5549  
Aug 11River PrincessNuremberg£2249Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£2249  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£2586  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£2961  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£5349  
Sep 15River PrincessVienna£3149Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£3149  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£3554  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£4004  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£5849  
Sep 22River PrincessNuremberg£3149Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£3149  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£3554  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£4004  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£5849  
Oct 27River PrincessVienna£1999Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£2359  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£2759  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£4849  
Nov 3River PrincessNuremberg£1749Save upto 30% Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£1749  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£2064  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£2414  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£4849  


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