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European Jewels

From £4,859 pp

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewels

Indulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.

From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Travellers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, boutique 15 night cruise in a riverview stateroom
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 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
  • 12 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • 4 countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary & The Netherlands
  • 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “European Jewels of Art and Architecture”
  • 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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Day 1 - Budapest

Arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport. You will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 - Budapest

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has its own distinctive character and charm.

Get acquainted this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of excursions—whether you see it on four wheels or on your own two feet, there is much to discover in the Hungarian capital. Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part because of the way the city hugs the banks of the river, Budapest is an enchanting city that vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval and modern. Made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—and divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital presents an array of architectural styles that reveal its long and varied history.

You’ll have two enticing ways to experience the city—a panoramic guided tour aboard a motorcoach, or discover the Budapest that locals love on a special walking tour.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Budapest city tour or Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

Budapest city tour

This panoramic tour is a wonderful way to get an overview of the city if you have never been here before. It will carry you along elegant Andrássy Avenue from Heroes’ Square, created in 1896 to honor the thousand-year anniversary of Hungary’s founding and its greatest historical figures, and past the State Opera House, taking in some of the city’s other striking architectural sights—Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the truly stunning Parliament Building—on the way to Castle Hill, which has been called the heart of the nation.

The city of Buda began here, when King Béla built a strong keep in 1243 as a defense against Mongol invaders, and the Castle Hill district has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll go inside the magnificent 700-year-old Matthias Church, named for one of Hungary’s greatest kings, and then wend your way on foot to the picturesque Fisherman’s Bastion, whose seven fairytale-like towers represent the seven tribes that originally settled the region. It offers a glorious view of the city and the Danube below.

Note: Visits to the interior of Matthias Church may not be possible on some weekends and Catholic holidays.

Day 2 - Budapest

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Cruising the Danube River

Today is your day to relax onboard, enjoying the luxuries of your river cruise ship while soaking in the spectacular scenery all around you. Come up to the Sun Deck to admire the city’s landmarks—strung along the riverbank like pearls on a necklace—as the ship sails out of Budapest toward Vienna.

Today is your day to relax onboard, enjoying the luxuries of your river cruise ship while taking in the spectacular scenery all around you.

A variety of activities will be available throughout the day, and you’ll have plenty of time to converse with new friends or simply unwind in your riverview stateroom or suite.

Day 3 -  Cruising the Danube River

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Vienna

Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the City of Waltzes with your choice of excursions, as well as VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art—having an opportunity to see these masterpieces in complete privacy is an extra special treat reserved solely for Uniworld guests. And to cap off a perfect Viennese day? An evening concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss.

The grand dame of the Danube, Vienna was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and remains, to this day, the political and cultural center of Austria. Klimt painted here; Beethoven and Mozart composed here; Freud developed his theories here. It’s a treasure trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art collections and inviting cafés—and it’s yours to enjoy.

To begin your exploration of this delightful and historic city you may choose between two different guided tours: a panoramic city tour or our exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour. Another highlight today—our exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum. Later, you can discover the endless charms of Vienna at your leisure.

Day 4 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau Valley.

A local expert will show you around and introduce you to some regional delicacies; later, you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike that includes a wine tasting.

Prefer to go for baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinarily opulent library. Awaken to the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley—one of the most beautiful stretches of river landscape in all of Europe.

The 19-mile-long (30-kilometer-long) valley was formed over many centuries by the Danube River, which slowly wore away a rocky gorge in the foothills of the Bohemian Forest between Krems and Melk. This enchanting region—which boasts steep-sided, densely wooded southern slopes and northern slopes composed of a picturesque mixture of crags and vineyards—is a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape.

Day 5 -  Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Engelhartszell, Cruising the Danube River, Passau

Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one—three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town with a choice of guided walks or “Go Active” with an invigorating riverside bike ride.

Today you’ll open your eyes to one of the most breathtaking stretches along the Danube. Just before reaching Passau, the ship will pass through the famous Schlögener Schlinge—a “gooseneck” or hairpin turn in the Danube. It’s simply beautiful and will warrant some Instagram-worthy photos. Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn and Ilz—Passau is well known for its ornate baroque cathedral. Long ago, the town was a Roman colony in the province of Noricum, called Batavis after an ancient Germanic tribe. Today, the city is unusually well preserved, having been spared the brunt of Allied bombing during WWII, as you’ll see on your walking tour. If you’d like some active touring, join us for a guided bike ride along the Danube.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau city tour with Old Town walk or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Bavarian river bicycle ride

Passau walking discovery tour
The skyline of Passau is dominated by two buildings that owe their existence to the prince-bishops who ruled the city until 1803: the great fortress looming on a hill above the three rivers, home to the bishops until the 17th century, and the green onion domes of St. Stephan’s Cathedral. As you walk through the cobblestone streets toward those green onion domes, you’ll realize that Passau retains the layout of the medieval town. However, many of the wooden medieval buildings burned to the ground in the 17th century, and the prince-bishops imported Italian artists to build a new cathedral and a magnificent new residence for the bishops themselves. As a result, these splendid structures aunt Italian baroque and rococo style and ornamentation, complete with opulent gilding and wonderful frescoes.

Your guide will introduce you to some of the architectural highlights—the rococo stairways of the New Residence; the cathedral; and the Town Hall, which boasts a magnificent atrium adorned by large paintings by Ferdinand Wagner—and make sure you get a close-up view of the point where the three rivers meet: The waters of each river are a different color. Because it’s built on a peninsula between the Danube and the Inn, the city has flooded often over the centuries; you can see high-water marks on many buildings (2013 saw the worst flooding in 500 years).

Day 6 - Engelhartszell, Cruising the Danube River, Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Regensburg

Today in Regensburg you have four options for experiencing this medieval gem of a city—select one for the morning and another for the afternoon.

You can travel through time, get a crash course on making craft beer, watch high-tech robots assemble the Ultimate Driving Machine or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the town.

Regensburg is a friendly town with quaint cobblestone streets, historic Roman ruins and a UNESCO World Heritage–designated medieval city center. This unspoiled gem was the capital of Bavaria for about 700 years, from the 6th to the 13th centuries. The remnants of Regensburg’s golden age are still on display, but don’t let Regensburg’s illustrious history fool you into thinking the town’s best days are all in the past. Modern Regensburg is a popular center of higher learning, with more than 30,000 students attending its various colleges and universities, and enjoys a lively cultural life. You have a variety of options for exploring this area today, from the ancient to the modern. Choose one excursion for the morning and another for the afternoon.

Day 7 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Head up to the top deck or find a seat with a good view—you won’t want to miss seeing the ship navigate its way through a marvel of modern engineering, the Main-Danube Canal.

Your destination today is the historic city of Nuremberg, which you can explore in two different ways. The canal is the fulfillment of a millennia-long dream, permitting ships of all shapes and sizes to travel from the North Sea to the Black Sea. A formidable set of locks, 16 in all, lifts your ship to the crest of the European “continental divide.” Unlike the US and Canada, where the Continental Divide is in high mountains, in Europe the watershed changes at 4,382 feet (1,332 meters), and the countryside is a gentle slope. Regardless of altitude, it’s amazing to watch each lock open and fill with water and to feel the ship rise and move forward. Later, arrive in the archetypal medieval German city of Nuremberg. Nuremberg is justifiably famous for its gingerbread and pocket watches, and it was also the site of some key moments in 20th-century history. You’ll choose between two memorable ways of exploring this exceptional city. You can hop aboard a motorcoach for a guided city tour, or you can accompany a local expert to the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Nazi Party Rally Grounds—the actual site of the Nazi party rallies. The choice is yours.

Day 8 -  Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Bamberg, Cruising the Main River

Your floating time machine takes you to Bamberg today, a well-preserved town that offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times. Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper into the Franconian countryside to experience an authentic slice of rural life—including a tractor ride!

Today, your ship will dock in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, which has one of the largest intact medieval town centers in Europe. Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops each one. During the Middle Ages, Bamberg was split in two, divided by the Regnitz River, one side controlled by the prince-bishop and the other by the burghers (a formally defined class in medieval Germany).

As a result of this division, the Old Town Hall was built on a tiny island in the middle of the Regnitz to serve both sides of town. Marvel at this medieval city’s striking architecture and stirring history on a walking tour through Bamberg’s Old Town. Or leave the city behind for an experience of Franconian rural life with a visit to a charming village in the verdant hills just outside of town.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour or Exclusive Franconian “Village Day”

Day 9 - Bamberg, Cruising the Main River

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Opulent palace or medieval castle? Whichever you decide to visit today, rest assured it will be completely enchanting.

The Würzburg Residence is a 300-room palace with a famous staircase and a gigantic ceiling fresco (even larger than the Sistine Chapel’s). Or step into a fairytale version of the Middle Ages in Rothenburg and visit a medieval castle that’s been described as a miniature Versailles.

Your ship will dock in the charming Franconian town of Würzburg, where you can visit either the extraordinary Würzburg Residence—one of the most opulent baroque palaces in Europe—or a fairtytale town and medieval castle.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Würzburg Residence visit or Rothenburg medieval walking tour

Würzburg Residence visit
This incredibly lavish 18th-century palace was created under the auspices of two Schönborn prince-bishops, Lothar Franz and Friedrich Carl, who brought enormous knowledge and passion, as well as a budget for the best, to the project.

Over the course of 60 years, they fostered the creation of a 300-room palace that contains jaw- dropping baroque art. The magnificent grand staircase boasts the world’s largest ceiling fresco, painted by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Portions of the building were damaged by Allied bombing in 1945, but, fortunately, most of the historic furnishings had been stored off-site and key rooms were unharmed, so you can see the original—and matchless—artwork, gilding and statuary.

Check out both the spectacular Hall of Mirrors and the imposing Imperial Hall, which boasts a large oval dome and 20 half-columns. Even the gardens have been restored, right down to the topiary fruit trees in the kitchen garden, which are re-creations of the trees grown there in the 18th century.

Return to the ship for a delicious lunch and then spend the afternoon exploring Würzburg on your own. Head off to the central market square and pop into the local shops. Admire Würzburg Cathedral, a Romanesque structure built in 1040 and dedicated to Saint Kilian, the apostle of Franconia. Or check out Old City Hall and the 15th-century Old Main Bridge, which is adorned with statues of saints.

Note: Visitors may not take photos or videos or carry backpacks inside the Würzburg Residence.

Day 10 - Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Wertheim

After today, you may never eat a pretzel again without thinking of the Bavarian town of Wertheim.

You’ll meet one of Germany’s best pretzel makers here, as well as the owner of a historic wine estate, before heading off on a guided vineyard hike.

If you’re more in the mood for a scenic bike ride, you are welcome to do that instead.

Luxuriate onboard your impeccably appointed ship as it meanders down the wonderfully scenic Main River toward your next destination, Miltenberg, your port of call as you explore delightful Wertheim.

Day 11 - Wertheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Frankfurt

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe due to its profusion of bankers and soaring skyscrapers, which co-exist with the city’s traditional Old Town architecture. Experience Frankfurt’s many contrasts today by visiting Germany’s oldest museum or taking a guided “Go Active” bike ride. Delve into exciting Frankfurt today.

A major European financial and trade center, vibrant Frankfurt boasts world-class museums, soaring skyscrapers, cozy wine taverns and lovely parks.

Choose a brief tour that gives you an overview or a more in-depth walking tour and then explore on your own. There’s a lot to discover, including a great bike path along the Main, if you’d like to get out and about for some exercise.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour or Heidelberg with castle visit

Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour
Although Frankfurt is unabashedly modern, with a dynamic international population and a skyline dominated by skyscrapers, it has a much-loved historic core, and your ship docks within easy walking distance of it.

Stroll with your guide through Römer Square, bordered by the 15th-century mansions that constitute the old city hall, to the Klein Market Hall, where locals choose produce and sausage, cider and eggs, flowers and spices from the covered market’s 154 stalls.

Sample Frankfurt’s beloved apple cider and sausages as you take in the colorful scene. Frankfurt’s residents come from more than 200 nations, so you’ll find plenty of international specialties, too, along with regional items. You may stay here on your own or continue with your guide to Goethe House, the house museum devoted to Germany’s national poet, who was born in this city.

Though Goethe’s work belongs to the world, Frankfurters take particular pride in their native son; the rooms here display furnishings from the writer’s day, as well as family portraits and the desk where Goethe completed Faust—not to mention a puppet theater with which the four-year-old future poet played.

You’ll encounter the city’s bustling present-day economic power as you walk past the Frankfurt stock exchange and continue to Main Tower.

Nothing exemplifies Frankfurt more than this lofty skyscraper: The façade of a historic building is incorporated in its base and 56 stories of glass-encased offices soar above it. Ride up to the viewing platform for an amazing view of the city and its surroundings.

Day 12 - Frankfurt

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Rüdesheim, Cruising the Romantic Rhine River

Experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one of two ways today. Take in spectacular views of the region’s famous vineyards from the perspective of an aerial cable car, or venture within an atmospheric medieval monastery and taste the Rieslings made on site.

Like many cities along the Rhine, Rüdesheim has a lengthy history that stretches back to Roman times. These days, the town is best known for its narrow avenue of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse and its impressive Niederwald Monument.

Later in the day, you’ll experience the most spectacular scenery on the Rhine.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Aerial cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument or Kloster Eberbach medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting

Day 13 - Rüdesheim, Cruising the Romantic Rhine River

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Cologne

You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most notorious site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town, introduce you to the famous local brew, and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing and Magi-cal secrets with you.

Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries. A congenial atmosphere and a mix of ancient, modern and reconstructed buildings characterize the heart of the city.

Featured Excursion:
Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral and Kölsh beer tasting

As you walk through the narrow lanes of the Old Town, you’ll find it hard to believe that more than 70 percent of the city was destroyed by bombs during WWII. Three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its Renaissance façade. The famous 12 Romanesque churches were reconstructed from the rubble, and the cathedral, Cologne’s iconic landmark, rises magnificently in the city center. Though it was badly damaged in WWII, the great UNESCO-designated cathedral retains many of its original treasures—the relics of the Magi and other sacred figures, which inspired its building in the 12th century, the 14th-century stained-glass windows that were stored safely throughout the war and the beautifully painted choir stalls—though other treasures are displayed separately.

Enter the awe-inspiring nave and learn about the history of the cathedral and its art collections, especially the pieces surrounding the Shrine of the Magi.

Note: The number of visitors allowed in Cologne Cathedral is regulated by a very strict schedule of time slots. Sightseeing will be arranged around the time slots obtained. On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible, but individual visits are still welcomed.Mingle with the locals at a tavern for an exclusive tasting of Kölsch, the celebrated pale ale that is unique to the city. It’s one of the few German beers to have a regional appellation similar to that given to wines; its characteristic flavor comes from the unique yeast used in its brewing. It is always served in a straight-sided narrow glass called a stange, meaning a rod or stick.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 14 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Amsterdam

Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a private “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Van Gogh Museum. You’ll have the museum’s extraordinary collection all to yourself, with an art historian to show you the highlights. Afterwards, explore the city with a canal ride or on foot with a local expert.

Featured Excursion:

Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh Museum
Choice of Amsterdam by canal or Exclusive Do as the Locals Do Amsterdam walking tour

Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh Museum
The doors open early to give you a crowd-free viewing of an extraordinary collection. A curator will provide an expert introduction, then you can view the collection at your leisure with a guided audio tour.

You’ll also have a chance to do the new all-compassing 3-D “Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience,” which uses innovative and interactive techniques to tell the artist’s life story like never before. Wander with Vincent from the rural Netherlands to the streets of Paris.

Day 15 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 - Amsterdam (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 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Amsterdam

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If your cruise 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 ship.

Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a private “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Van Gogh Museum. You’ll have the museum’s extraordinary collection all to yourself, with an art historian to show you the highlights. Afterwards, explore the city with a canal ride or on foot with a local expert.

Featured Excursion:
“Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh Museum
Choice of Amsterdam by canal or Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour

“Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh Museum
The doors open early to give you a crowd-free viewing of an extraordinary collection. A curator will provide an expert introduction, then you can view the collection at your leisure with a guided audio tour.

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Cologne

You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most notorious site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral.

A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town, introduce you to the famous local brew, and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing and Magi-cal secrets with you.

Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries. A congenial atmosphere and a mix of ancient, modern and reconstructed buildings characterize the heart of the city.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit and Kölsch beer tasting

Day 3 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Cruising the Romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

Experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one of two ways today.

Take in spectacular views of the region’s famous vineyards from the perspective of an aerial cable car, or venture within an atmospheric medieval monastery and taste the Rieslings made on site.Like many cities along the Rhine, Rüdesheim has a lengthy history that stretches back to Roman times.

These days, the town is best known for its narrow avenue of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse and its impressive Niederwald Monument. Later in the day, you’ll experience the most spectacular scenery on the Rhine.

Day 4 - Cruising the Romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Frankfurt (Heidleberg)

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe due to its profusion of bankers and soaring skyscrapers, which co-exist with the city’s traditional Old Town architecture.

Experience Frankfurt’s many contrasts today by visiting Germany’s oldest museum or taking a guided “Go Active” bike ride.Delve into exciting Frankfurt today.

A major European financial and trade center, vibrant Frankfurt boasts world-class museums, soaring skyscrapers, cozy wine taverns and lovely parks.

Choose a brief tour that gives you an overview or a more in-depth walking tour and then explore on your own. There’s a lot to discover, including a great bike path along the Main, if you’d like to get out and about for some exercise.

Day 5 - Frankfurt (Heidleberg)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Wertheim, Cruising the Main River

After today, you may never eat a pretzel again without thinking of the Bavarian town of Wertheim.

You’ll meet one of Germany’s best pretzel makers here, as well as the owner of a historic wine estate, followed by a guided vineyard hike.

Or, if you’re more in the mood for a scenic bike ride, you are perfectly welcome to do that instead.Your port of call today, Wertheim, nestles at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers; it’s a picturesque and friendly town dominated by the ruins of a 13th-century castle.

Day 6 - Wertheim, Cruising the Main River

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Würzburg

Opulent palace or medieval castle? Whichever you decide to visit today, rest assured it will be completely enchanting.

The Würzburg Residence is a 300-room palace with a famous staircase and a gigantic ceiling fresco (even larger than the Sistine Chapel’s).

Your ship will dock in the delightful Franconian town of Würzburg, where you will visit the extraordinary Würzburg Residence—one of the most opulent baroque palaces in Europe.

Day 7 - Würzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Cruising the Main River, Kitzingen (Rothenburg)

Step into a fairytale version of the Middle Ages in Rothenburg and visit a medieval castle that’s been described as a miniature Versailles.

Spend a relaxing day onboard as your ship wends its way along the Main River between Würzburg and Bamberg. It’s something of a truism to say that this route takes you from wine to beer, and you’ll see the transition as you sail past the vineyard-covered slopes around Würzburg toward Bavaria’s famous beer-brewing center, Bamberg.

Along the way, you’ll pass delightful little villages and romantic castle ruins, drift under lovely old bridges, and have plenty of time to observe the fascinating variety of vessels plying the river, from heavily loaded barges to jaunty little pleasure craft.

Day 8 - Cruising the Main River, Kitzingen (Rothenburg)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Bamberg

Your floating time machine takes you to Bamberg today, a well-preserved town that offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times.

Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper into the Franconian countryside to experience an authentic slice of rural life—including a tractor ride!

Today, your ship will dock in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, which has one of the largest intact medieval town centers in Europe.

Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops each one. During the Middle Ages, Bamberg was split in two, divided by the Regnitz River, one side controlled by the prince-bishop and the other by the burghers (a formally de ned class in medieval Germany). As a result of this division, the Old Town Hall was built on a tiny island in the middle of the Regnitz to serve both sides of town.

Marvel at this medieval city’s striking architecture and stirring history on a walking tour through Bamberg’s Old Town. Or leave the city behind for an experience of Franconian rural life with a visit to a charming village in the verdant hills just outside of town.

Day 9 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Nuremberg, Cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Head up to the top deck or find a seat with a good view—you won’t want to miss seeing the ship navigate its way through a marvel of modern engineering, the Main-Danube Canal.

Your destination today is the historic city of Nuremberg, which you can explore in two different ways.

Your ship docks in Nuremberg. One of Germany’s leading cities for many centuries, Nuremberg’s glowing heritage as a center of German arts, culture and economy was, sadly, also responsible for its disastrous experience in the 1930s and 1940s.

Which aspect do you wish to explore? You must choose between two very different but equally fascinating excursions.

Day 10 - Nuremberg, Cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Kelheim, Regensburg

Today in Regensburg you have four (!) options for experiencing this medieval gem of a city—select one for the morning and another for the afternoon. You can travel through time, get a crash course on making craft beer, watch high-tech robots assemble the Ultimate Driving Machine or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the town.Regensburg is a friendly town with quaint cobblestone streets, historic Roman ruins and a UNESCO World Heritage–designated medieval city center.

This unspoiled gem was the capital of Bavaria for about 700 years, from the 6th to the 13th centuries. The remnants of Regensburg’s golden age are still on display, particularly in the Stone Bridge, the first bridge to span the Danube, built in the 12th century.

Day 11 - Kelheim, Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Passau, Cruising the Danube River

Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one—three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic.

Get to know the town with a choice of guided walks or “Go Active” with an invigorating riverside bike ride.Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn and Ilz—Passau is well known for its ornate baroque cathedral. Long ago, it was a Roman colony in the province of Noricum, called Batavis after an ancient Germanic tribe.

Today, the city is unusually well preserved, having been spared the brunt of Allied bombing during WWII, as you’ll see on your walking tour of Passau.

If you’d like some active touring, join us for a guided bike ride along the Danube.

Day 12 - Passau, Cruising the Danube River

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau Valley. A local expert will show you around and introduce you to some regional delicacies; later, you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike that includes a wine tasting.

Prefer to go for baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinarily opulent library.Sail through the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley—one of the most beautiful stretches of river landscape in all of Europe.

The 19-mile-long (30-kilometer- long) valley was formed over many centuries by the Danube River, which slowly wore away a rocky gorge in the foothills of the Bohemian Forest between Krems and Melk. This enchanting region—which boasts steep-sided, densely wooded southern slopes and northern slopes composed of a picturesque mixture of crags and vineyards—is a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape.

Day 13 - Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Vienna

Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries).

Experience the City of Waltzes with your choice of excursions, as well as VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art—having an opportunity to see these masterpieces in complete privacy is an extra special treat reserved solely for Uniworld guests.

And to cap off a perfect Viennese day? An evening concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss.The grand dame of the Danube, Vienna was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and remains, to this day, the political and cultural center of Austria. Klimt painted here; Beethoven and Mozart composed here; Freud developed his theories here.

Day 14 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Budapest

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has its own distinctive character and charm.

Get acquainted this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of excursions—whether you see it on four wheels or on your own two feet, there is much to discover in the Hungarian capital.Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part because of the way the city hugs the banks of the river, Budapest is an enchanting city that vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval and modern. Made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—and divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital presents an array of architectural styles that reveal its long and varied history.

You’ll have two enticing ways to experience the city—a panoramic guided tour aboard a motorcoach, or discover the Budapest that locals love on a special walking tour.

Day 15 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 - Budapest (Disembark)

Disembark the ship.

If your cruise package includes a group transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport for your flight home.

Or you can extend your stay in beautiful Budapest with our exciting optional post-cruise extension.

Breakfast

The 130-passenger River Duchess is decorated in soft hues of blue and green complemented by soothing earth tones, providing a tranquil and elegant onboard ambiance. Enjoy spectacular and ever-changing views of Europe’s most enchanting waterways in the ship’s stylish Blue Danube Lounge, Palace Restaurant, or the La Motte Sky Lounge.

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
Category 1 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

Category 2 & 3 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
Category 4 & 5 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

River Queen is one of the most unique ships cruising Europe’s waterways, she has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s and an elegant Art Deco interior. Decorated in richly textured blue and white fabrics and marble bathrooms and inspiring artwork.

River Queen is a sublime floating hotel designed with your every comfort in mind. 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.

Uniworld River Queen Restaurant
  • Lavishly decorated outside staterooms
  • 4 individually decorated suites
  • Sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard
  • Main Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor
  • The River Queen features a wonderful open fireplace
  • Captain’s Lounge with library & bar
  • Elegant restaurant
  • Patio lounge
  • Sky lounge
  • Fitness center, sauna & 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

* Payable locally.

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.

With 74 Lavishly decorated staterooms with french balconies or full outside balconies, and 7 suites all with full balconies.

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

215 ft² – Rhine (Upper) Deck

  • Individually decorated suite size: 215 sq. ft.
  • Living room with sofas, table and chair
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

Staterooms Category 1 french Balcony

151 ft² – Rhine Deck

  • Individually decorated stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

Staterooms Category 2

151 ft² – Danube Deck

  • Individually decorated stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

Staterooms Category 3

151 ft² – Danube Deck

  • Individually decorated stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

Staterooms Category 4-5

151 ft² – Moselle Deck

  • Individually decorated stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

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
Category 1 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

Category 2 & 3 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
Category 4 & 5 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

The cosmopolitan style of River Empress, with its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere, is certain to captivate you. Whether you’re dining in the ship’s sleek restaurant—reminiscent of a New York jazz and supper club—or relaxing over a cup of tea on the Sun Deck as you gaze out at the 360-degree view, there is no better or more relaxing way to travel through the scenic heartland of Europe.

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
Category 1 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

Category 2 & 3 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
Uniworld - River Empress - Cat 5 Stateroom
Category 4 & 5 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

The 130-passenger River Duchess is decorated in soft hues of blue and green complemented by soothing earth tones, providing a tranquil and elegant onboard ambiance. Enjoy spectacular and ever-changing views of Europe’s most enchanting waterways in the ship’s stylish Blue Danube Lounge, Palace Restaurant, or the La Motte Sky Lounge.

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 22River PrincessBudapest£5789Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5789  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5879  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6689  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7049  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£7049  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
May 31River DuchessBudapest£6399Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£6399  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£6499  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7399  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7799  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£8199  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Jun 5River QueenAmsterdam£5179Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite215 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Jun 6River PrincessAmsterdam£5789SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5789  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5879  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6689  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7049  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£7409  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9499  
Jun 15River DuchessAmsterdam£6399Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£6399  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£6499  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7399  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7799  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£8199  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Jun 20River QueenBudapest£5179SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite215 ft², French Balcony£9499  
Jun 21River PrincessBudapest£6399Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£6399  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£6499  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7399  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7799  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£8199  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Jul 6River PrincessAmsterdam£6399Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£6399  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£6499  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7399  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7799  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£8199  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Jul 14River DuchessBudapest£5659Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5659  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5739  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6459  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6779  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£7099  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Jul 21River PrincessBudapest£4599SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£4599  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£4699  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5599  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5999  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6399  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£8199  
Jul 29River DuchessAmsterdam£5099Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5099  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5199  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6099  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6499  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6899  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£8699  
Aug 5River PrincessAmsterdam£5179ACabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Aug 20River PrincessBudapest£5179Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Aug 21River EmpressAmsterdam£5179SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9499  
Aug 27River DuchessBudapest£5179Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Sep 4River PrincessAmsterdam£5179SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9499  
Sep 5River EmpressBudapest£5179SAVE £500ACabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9499  
Sep 11River DuchessAmsterdam£5199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5199  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5299  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6199  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6599  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6999  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£8799  
Sep 19River PrincessBudapest£5179ACabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Sep 20River EmpressAmsterdam£5179Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9999  
Oct 4River PrincessAmsterdam£5179SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9499  
Oct 5River EmpressBudapest£5179SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9499  
Oct 10River DuchessBudapest£5179SAVE £500ACabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£5179  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£5259  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6299  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6619  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9499  
Oct 19River PrincessBudapest£4859SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£4859  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£4939  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5659  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6299  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9099  
Oct 25River DuchessAmsterdam£4859SAVE £500ACabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£4859  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£4939  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5659  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6299  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9099  
Nov 9River DuchessBudapest£4859SAVE £500ACabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5151 ft², Fixed Windows£4859  
Lower DeckCat 4151 ft², Fixed Windows£4939  
Middle DeckCat 3151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5659  
Middle DeckCat 2151 ft², Panoramic Windows£5979  
Upper DeckCat 1151 ft², French Balcony£6299  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9099  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 1River DuchessAmsterdam£6699Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6699  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7449  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£8149  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£10249  
May 30River DuchessBudapest£6699Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6699  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7449  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£8149  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£10249  
Jun 14River DuchessAmsterdam£6699Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6699  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7449  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£8149  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£10249  
Jul 13River DuchessBudapest£6199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6199  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6949  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£7649  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9749  
Jul 28River DuchessAmsterdam£6199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6199  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6949  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£7649  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9749  
Aug 26River DuchessBudapest£6199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6199  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6949  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£7649  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9749  
Sep 10River DuchessAmsterdam£6699Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6699  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£7449  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£8149  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£10249  
Oct 9River DuchessBudapest£6030SAVE 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6030  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£6705  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£7335  
Upper DeckSuite214 ft², French Balcony£9225  


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