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Germany's Finest

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We’re just being frank here, but Frankfurt is effortlessly cool and the perfect lead in for this 8-day adventure. This booming metropolis is a concrete paradise with a unique German charm.

You’ll get well acquainted during a night walk with your U hosts. Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg and Nuremberg will certainly live up to the hype as well.

We suggest a U Time excursion to a fairytale castle, bike trip along the Main river, getaway to the Franconian Brewery Museum and a Nuremberg culinary tour. Discover the best of Deutschland on one amazing vacation.

What’s Included:

  • Boutique 7 night cruise in a riverview stateroom
  • 14 meals onboard, 2 meals a day onboard
  • Welcome Party
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • Soft drinks,
  • 8 included excursions
  • 12 U Time optional excursions
  • Local celebrity DJ Party
  • Included onboard Beer mixology class
  • Complimentary Bikes on board for your use
  • Movies to rent in your room
  • Fitness center
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
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Regensburg at Night
Day 1 - Frankfurt

INCLUDED NIGHT OUT – GERMANY’S MELTING POT
Arrive in the heart of the city and follow your host on a short orientation walk.

Afterward, it’s off to the races! Experience Frankfurt, a cosmopolitan city built upon contrasts. Eat, drink and be merry in the traditional Ebbelwoi bars in Sachsenhausen. Then class it up and dance through the posh clubs in the banking district.

Frankfurt is made up of people from 180 different nations. Wealthy bankers, college students and granola drop-outs coexist in a city home to some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers in all of Europe. Everybody belongs, and there’s plenty of fun to go around.

Dinner

Day 2 - Aschaffenburg & Miltenberg

INCLUDED – THE SCENIC CYCLE
Sleep in. Enjoy breakfast and coffee. Then meet up at Aschaffenburg’s impressive Johannisburg Castle for a midmorning bike ride. The Main River and its surrounding landscape look beautiful this time of year, and it’s all yours on this 25-mile scenic journey. Make your way along the longest river lying entirely in Germany, stopping only to visit beautiful vineyards, historic villages and old-fashioned towns. Estimated pedal time: three hours.

U TIME – STONE & GRAPES
Visit with a young Franconian vintner in his picture-perfect village. You’ll learn his story of how he made a mark in a very traditional business, while you sample wines and traditional Franconian snacks.

Day 2 - Aschaffenburg & Miltenberg

Brunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Wurzburg

INCLUDED – RIDE OF LOHR
Want to explore and get a workout in at the same time? We feel you. This bike ride along the Main will take you through the fairytale town of Lohr. As the home of Snow White and her seven dwarves, there’s plenty of magic to be discovered. Active bikers can press on for 20 more miles to the town of Karlstadt.

INCLUDED NIGHT OUT – WÜRZBURG’S LIVING ROOM
Munch on German cuisine and mingle with locals on the Old Main Bridge, a very homey gathering place. People sip Franconian wines and enjoy performances from local musicians and street artists. If you’re feeling adventurous, follow your host to the famous steep vineyards or surrounding landmarks like the Würzburg Cathedral and the Marienberg Fortress.

Day 3 - Wurzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Wurzburg

INCLUDED – TASTE OF WÜRZBURG
Attention, foodies: Rise early and follow your chef to the Green Market in Würzburg, Germany. The city prides itself on having the highest number of organic farms and slow food producers in the region. Educate your taste buds by trying regional products and goods including bratwurst, sourdough rye bread and cheeses. Experience local biodiversity and artisanal food production while you shop. The market is in the heart of the city next to the Marienkapelle, providing an authentic local experience. You can’t miss it.

U TIME – BEAUTIFUL ROTHENBURG
Venture along the Romantic Road to what might well be the prettiest town in Germany, Rothenburg, which you can explore however you wish. Don’t miss the Medieval Crime Museum—genuinely creepy and well worth a visit, trust us.

Day 4 - Wurzburg

Brunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Bamberg

INCLUDED – THE GOOD LIFE OF BAMBERG
Lace up your walking shoes and come thirsty. Bamberg, Germany is an old-timey town spread over seven hills and widely regarded as the Beer Capital of Franconia. Follow your host on a walk through old town to get your bearings, then let the good times roll. Stop by a local brewery that serves Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. Shop until you drop in the Antiques Quarter. Eat authentic Franconian cuisine at Messerschmitt. Locals of Bamberg rave about the living quality of their city. This is your chance to find out if they’re on to something.

U TIME – HANG ON
The area around Bamberg is a rock climber’s paradise. Get your gravity-defying fix on one of over 6,500 (!) established routes.

Day 5 - Bamberg

Brunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Nuremberg

U TIME – SPICE IS NICE
Discover the tempting side of this historic city’s center on this delicious culinary tour. You’ll enjoy the fragrance of traditional gingerbread spices, the hustle and bustle of medieval sausage eateries, and the rich taste of regional beers. Then trade your walking shoes for an apron as you make your way to Cookionista cooking school. You’ll get a hands-on Bratwurst-making experience in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Prepare tasty bratwurst salads, bake a crisp bratwurst-sauerkraut pie, and cook bratwursts in honey-balsamic sauce. And the best part? Savoring your creations for lunch!

U TIME – WAR BIKES
Learn all about Nuremberg’s dark past on a guided bike tour of top WWII sites, including the Documentation Center and the site of the famous post-war Nuremberg Trials.

Day 6 - Nuremberg

Brunch& Dinner

Day 7 - Kelheim / Regensburg

INCLUDED – MEDIEVAL REGENSBURG
Regensburg, Germany is a Bavarian city nestled along the Danube River. Revel in 2,000 years of medieval history on an hour-long, host-escorted stroll through the city’s well-preserved Old Town. Visit landmarks like Regensburg Cathedral, Porta Praetoria and the famous Old Stone Bridge. Then make your way through crooked town alleys and stumbling stones before visiting the Händlmaier’s mustard store. Regensburg’s got a lot.

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

Day 7 - Kelheim / Regensburg

Brunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Regensburg

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Regensburg

INCLUDED NIGHT OUT – DEUTSCHLAND DISCOVERY
This one’s for the students. Head to Regensburg at sunset and experience the youthful buzz of Old Town, home to some of the best nightlife in all of Deutschland.

Kick things off with a host-escorted walk, stopping at the city’s famous churches and aristocratic houses from the 13th and 14th centuries.

Then if the weather’s nice, head to the Stone Bridge to eat, drink and mingle under the moonlight. Regensburg comes alive at night, as you will see.

Dinner

Day 2 - Regensburg

U TIME – GOURMET TIME TRAVEL WITH A VIEW
Follow us into the delicious world of haute cuisine and fine spices during this gourmet walking and tasting tour in Regensburg. Discover the culinary secrets of past centuries and enjoy elaborate treats at the bar of the new gourmet temple, “Storstad.” Learn from Michelin Star Chef Anton Schmaus as he combines down-to-earth craftsmanship with his passion for pleasure.

INCLUDED – MEDIEVAL REGENSBURG
Regensburg, Germany is a Bavarian city nestled along the Danube River. Revel in 2,000 years of medieval history on an hour-long, host-escorted stroll through the city’s well-preserved Old Town. Visit landmarks like Regensburg Cathedral, Porta Praetoria and the famous Old Stone Bridge. Then make your way through crooked town alleys and stumbling stones before visiting the Händlmaier’s mustard store. Regensburg’s got a lot.

Day 2 - Regensburg

Brunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Nuremberg

U TIME – SPICE IS NICE
Discover the tempting side of this historic city’s center on this delicious culinary tour. You’ll enjoy the fragrance of traditional gingerbread spices, the hustle and bustle of medieval sausage eateries, and the rich taste of regional beers. Then trade your walking shoes for an apron as you make your way to Cookionista cooking school. You’ll get a hands-on Bratwurst-making experience in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Prepare tasty bratwurst salads, bake a crisp bratwurst-sauerkraut pie, and cook bratwursts in honey-balsamic sauce. And the best part? Savoring your creations for lunch!

U TIME – WAR BIKES
Learn all about Nuremberg’s dark past on a guided bike tour of top WWII sites, including the Documentation Center and the site of the famous post-war Nuremberg Trials.

Day 3 - Nuremberg

Brunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Bamberg

U TIME – BAMBERG BREWS
Franconia, an attractive region of Germany little known by foreigners, is home to one-third of the country’s breweries. Built on seven hills with a 1,000-year-old Imperial Cathedral, it is often dubbed the “Rome of the North”. More worldly are the city’s nine brewpubs and 60 more breweries within 15 miles producing more than 400 different beers, all of which are just waiting to be tasted. What better opportunity to advance from a regular beer drinker to a connoisseur than in a town whose brewing traditions go back a thousand years? Get local guidance to explore the world of beer, including Bamberg’s famous smoke beer, the Franconian Brewery Museum and one of the traditional brewery inns or a wonderful beer garden—called beer cellars—in Bamberg. Your guide knows them all…

Day 4 - Bamberg

Brunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Wurzberg

INCLUDED – TASTE OF WÜRZBURG
Attention, foodies: Rise early and follow your chef to the Green Market in Würzburg, Germany. The city prides itself on having the highest number of organic farms and slow food producers in the region. Educate your taste buds by trying regional products and goods including bratwurst, sourdough rye bread and cheeses.

Experience local biodiversity and artisanal food production while you shop. The market is in the heart of the city next to the Marienkapelle, providing an authentic local experience. You can’t miss it.

Day 5 - Wurzberg

Brunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Wertheim & Miltenberg

INCLUDED – RIDE OF LOHR
Want to explore and get a workout in at the same time? We feel you. This bike ride along the Main will take you through the fairytale town of Lohr. As the home of Snow White and her seven dwarves, there’s plenty of magic to be discovered. Active bikers can press on for 20 more miles to the town of Karlstadt.

INCLUDED – BBQ IN THE VINEYARDS
After exploring idyllic Miltenberg, let’s head out to the vineyards for a fun party. We’ll celebrate summer with Franconian sausages, pork chops and veggies on the BBQ. Chat with new friends over craft beers, Franconian wines and some beautiful summer weather.

Day 6 - Wertheim & Miltenberg

Brunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Frankfurt

INCLUDED – FRANKFURT FOODIE CALL
As continental Europe’s largest financial center and home to the world’s biggest book fair and auto show, Frankfurt attracts every kind of traveler. Head for downtown and immerse yourself in the world’s cultures. Check out the historical Römerberg in Old Town. Some of the buildings date back to the 14th and 15th centuries, but many were rebuilt after they were destroyed in World War II. Cap it all off with shopping in the city’s huge Sunday flea market.

INCLUDED NIGHT OUT – GERMANY’S MELTING POT
Arrive in the heart of the city and follow your host on a short orientation walk. Afterward, it’s off to the races! Experience Frankfurt, a cosmopolitan city built upon contrasts. Eat, drink and be merry in the traditional Ebbelwoi bars in Sachsenhausen. Then class it up and dance through the posh clubs in the banking district. Frankfurt is made up of people from 180 different nations. Wealthy bankers, college students and granola drop-outs coexist in a city home to some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers in all of Europe. Everybody belongs, and there’s plenty of fun to go around.

U TIME – LIFE OF THE ROTHSCHILDS
The Jewish people have played a key role in Frankfurt’s success, most notably the Rothschilds—their incredible rags-to-riches story has all the elements of a Hollywood movie. Learn more at the Jewish Museum and visit the Jewish cemetery and its Wall of Remembrance.

Day 7 - Frankfurt

Brunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Frankfurt

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

Breakfast

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

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

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

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

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

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

Onboard Features & Facilities

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

Suites & Staterooms

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

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

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

Suite

Upstairs Deck

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

Balcony

Upstairs Deck

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

Studio

Downstairs Deck

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

Studio Triple

Upstairs deck

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

 

Why Choose This Cruise?

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

And on a U by Uniworld river cruise, that’s exactly what you’ll experience.



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

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