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Rhine Discovery

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Nuremberg to Basel 8 Days

Explore the delights of the Rhine & Main rivers aboard Uniworld's luxurious River Ambassador, a beautifully remodelled boutique river ship.

Nature and history have left a rich heritage aling the Rhine and Main rivers. Experience the romantic spirit of the Rhine and the tranquility of the meandering Main. Ancient castles and grand palaces, medieval towns with half-timbered houses and famous franconian wines and robust beers are yours to explore on this breathtaking journey through a truly enchanting part of Europe.

Visit Heidelberg, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, perfectly nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany's Castle Road. Marvel at the world's largest ceiling fresco in the Würzburg Residence and taste the wonderfully fruity Franconian wines in its cellar below.

What's Included

  • VIP Home Departure Service
  • 7 night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • All cabins with twin or double beds, shower, hairdryer, toilet, TV and telephone
  • Scheduled British Airways or another leading airline direct flights
  • Private transfers to and from airport, hotel and ship
  • Fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch & dinner, bottled water in your cabin and 24 hour speciality coffees and tea bar
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty
  • All port charges
  • Airline imposed fuel surcharge

Uniworld Cruise Companion - Rhine Discovery

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Day 1: London, Nuremberg

Map of the Rhine & Main Rivers
Map of the Rhine & Main Rivers

Begin with Titan's VIP Home Departure Service® to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for your scheduled British Airways or another leading airline flight to Munich. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark the River Ambassador in Nuremberg.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Bamberg

Included excursion: Bamberg Walking Tour

Awake in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg this morning. Endowed with one of Europe's largest intact Old Town centres, you will see the Imperial Cathedral, the four-winged New Residence, the Town Hall lapped by the River Regnitz and the fisherman's village, Little Venice, on your walking tour. During the afternoon, enjoy the lush scenery of the meandering Main River as you sail to Würzburg. Captain's Welcome Dinner this evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Würtzburg (Rothenburg Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included excursion: Tour of Rothenburg

This morning relax and enjoy the views as you sail the river Main before arriving at Würtzburg. This afternoon enjoy a visit to the well presented medieval old town of Rothenburg.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Würtzburg

Included excursion: Würzburg Residenz and Wine Tasting
Alternate excursion: Franconian Village Visit

Visit Germany's immaculate example of baroque architecture, the stunning Würzburg Residenz, dating back to 1744 and another breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent baroque palace with its magnificent gardens, is one of the largest and most beautiful in Germany. It was built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects and painters, including Tiepolo, sculptors and stucco-workers. Your tour will be capped off with a tasting of fabulous Franconian wines in the historical Residenz cellar. Alternatively you may decide to visit a traditional Franconian village.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Miltenberg

Included excursions: Miltenberg Walking Tour

Miltenberg, nestled tightly below wooded hills on a bend of the Main River, enjoys a wonderfully photogenic setting. Explore the Pearl of the Main River with your local guide. See the half-timbered houses that give the town its fairytale feel, along with the Crooked House and the famous Royal Inn which has been preparing meals without interruption since the 15th century.

Relax this afternoon as we cruise the peaceful Main River. King Ludwig I called it his Bavarian Nice due to its Mediterranean flair. The imposing landmark, the mighty castle Schloss Johannisburg and the Pompeiianum - a Roman villa rebuilt on plans discovered in Pompeii - are only two of the many examples of the long and rich history of this town which we will discover during our guided Old Town stroll.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Nierstein (Heidelberg Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included excursion: Full-day tour of Heidelberg (Lunch not provided)

Heidelberg, home of Germany's oldest university and forever immortalized by Sigmund Romberg's operetta, The Student Prince, is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Your tour of Heidelberg takes you to the romantic ruins of the courtyard of Heidelberg Castle and through the Old Town.
Included Meals B (L) D

Day 7: Strasbourg

Included excursion: Strasbourg Canal Cruise

Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, the Alsatian town of Strasbourg is known as the Crossroads of Europe. It is home to a magnificent gothic cathedral, beautiful half-timbered houses and also the seat of the European Parliament. See Strasbourg in the way it has been seen through the centuries - on a canal cruise. You'll also see Petite France, the picturesque old quarter that seems as if it has been lifted from the pages of a fairy tale with its timberland houses adorned with flower boxes. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Basel, London

Disembark the ship and transfer to Basel Airport for your British Airways or another leading airline flight home. Arrive at London Heathrow or Gatwick where our staff will meet you and our transport will transfer you to your own front door.
Included Meals B

Alternate Itinerary


Day 1: London, Basel

Map of the Rhine & Main Rivers
Map of the Rhine & Main Rivers

Begin with a VIP Home Departure Service collecting you from your home and driving you by private transfer to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for your scheduled British Airways or another leading airline flight to Basel. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to your cruise ship.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Strasbourg

Included excursion: Strasbour Canal Cruise

You will wake up in the beautiful Alsatian port town of Strasbourg. Situated half-way between Paris and Prague, Strasbourg is known as the Crossroads of Europe. It is home to a magnificent, single-spired Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame and beautiful half-timbered houses; it is also the seat of the European Parliament.

See Strasbourg in the way it has been seen through the centuries - on a canal cruise. Petite France, the picturesque old quarter with its timber-frame houses adorned with flower boxes is a highlight of your tour. Captain's Welcome Dinner this evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Mannheim (Heidelberg Luxury Motorcoach Transfer) & Nierstein

Included Excursion: Full-day tour of Heidelberg (Lunch not provided)

You will take a motorcoach to Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved Medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany's Castle Road. Heidelberg is home to Germany's oldest university and is forever immortalized by Sigmund Romberg's operetta, The Student Prince. Your tour takes you past the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle, where you will be guided through the castle's courtyard.

You will also get to see the world's largest wine barrel. Continue your tour in downtown Heidelberg and through Old Town. You will have some free time to wander along one of Germany's longest pedestrian streets. Enjoy the bustling squares lined with cafés, or simply take in the serene atmosphere of this truly charming town.
Included Meals B (L) D

Day 4: Cruising the Main River to Miltenberg

Included excursions: Miltenberg walking tour

Miltenberg, the "Pearl of the Main River." The town is protected by its old walls and two gates-one facing east, and another facing west. While on your walking tour, you will discover why this Medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a German fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; famed Crooked House; and venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Würtzburg

Included Excursion: Würzburg Residenz visit and wine tasting
Alternate excursion: Franconian Village Visit

Visit Würzburg Residenz, an immaculate example of Baroque architecture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. This grand palace was built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects, sculptors, stucco-workers and painters. Particularly noteworthy is Tiepolo's ceiling fresco - the largest in the world. Enjoy the magnificent garden, one of the most expansive and beautiful in Europe. Cap off your tour with a private wine tasting of fabulous Franconian wines in the historic Residenz cellar. Alternateively you might like to visit a traditional Franconian village.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Cruising the Main River, Schweinfurt (Rothenburg Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included Excursion: Rothenburg city tour

This morning relax and enjoy the views passing by as you sail the river Main. This afternoon enjoy a visit to the well presented medieval old town of Rothenburg and take a journey back to the middle ages.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Bamberg

Included excursion: Bamberg City Tour

Awaken in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, located on the Regnitz River near its confluence with the Main. Bamberg has one of Europe's largest intact Old Town centers, and like Rome, the city is built on seven hills-only here, a church tops each hill. Your city tour takes you past the Imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George, the four-winged New Residence, the Town Hall lapped by the Regnitz River and Little Venice, an area of colorful fishermen's houses from the 19th century. During the afternoon, you will cruise the peaceful, meandering Main River. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening.
Included Meals B (L) D

Day 8: Nuremberg, London

Disembark the ship and transfer to Munich airport for your British Airways or another leading airline flight home. Arrive at London Heathrow or Gatwick where you will be met and transfered in comfort to your own front door.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

Uniworld River Ambassador



Overview

This stunning, newly remodeled cruise ship, really is the ultimate in boutique luxury. Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 55 lavishly decorated outside staterooms, 26 with French Balcony
  • 4 individually decorated suites
  • Sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard
  • Main Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor, library & games room
  • Elegant 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
  • Boutique*
  • Guest laundry & ironing room

* Payable locally.


Uniworld River Ambassador - deck plan
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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 Old World. Rated Top Cabins by Zagat Survey®, your elegantly appointed boutique stateroom comes standard with Uniworld-as does the ever-changing breathtaking river scenery.

Each stateroom has been decorated by the award-winning design team of Red Carnation Hotels with all the comforts necessary for a restful retreat. Every evening, you'll look forward to curling up in your handcrafted Savoir® of England bed which is draped in sumptuous high-thread count 100% Egyptian combed cotton sheets, along with an array of pillow options. As you sip your morning coffee, admire the sun rising from your picture window or French balcony. And look forward to getting ready for your day in a luxurious marble bathroom stocked with L'Occitane products, plush towels, and soft robes.

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

Uniworld River Ambassador Suite Uniworld River Ambassador Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 256 sq. ft.
  • French balconies (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)
  • Refrigerator
  • 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

Category 1 Staterooms

Uniworld River Ambassaodor Cat 1 Stateroom Uniworld River Ambassador Cat 1 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 128 sq. ft.
  • French balconies (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)

Category 2 & 3 Staterooms

Uniworld River Ambassador Cat 2 & 3 Stateroom Uniworld River Ambassador Cat 2 & 3 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 128 sq. ft.
  • Panoramic picture window (does not open)

World Class Dining

Uniworld goes above and beyond with everything they do, including providing you with a truly remarkable dining experience. That's why Uniworld is the only river cruise company to be honored by Zagat Survey® as Top Dining.

An award-winning dining experience with Uniworld includes:

  • A certified Global Master Chef leading a professional culinary team in the preparation of gourmet cuisine that offers a delicious fusion of style, unique culinary creations, and tastes inspired by the regions of your itinerary
  • Menu selections that change every day and are designed for each region you visit and tailored to the season
  • All meals flawlessly prepared daily using only the freshest ingredients, which are often brought onboard from local farmers' markets
  • A distinctive, international menu of wines developed by Red Carnation Hotels' acclaimed sommelier from their Relais & Châteaux hotel
  • Award-winning Signature Dishes from Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld's sister company and partner
  • Relaxed open seating, so you can dine where and with whomever you wish
  • The refined and intuitive service of a professionally trained, caring staff standing ready to fulfill your wishes in an atmosphere of casual sophistication and elegance
Gourmet Dining onboard a Uniworld Ship

Sumptuous buffets at breakfast and lunch offer an extensive array of hot and cold selections. Breakfast features crispy Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and warm maple syrup, a dozen or more homemade breads and jams, an omelet station, and hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit. Lunch offers a delectable feast with salads, soups, carved-to-order roasts, and more.

Evenings provide exquisite ambience with relaxed open seating. Each dish is flawlessly prepared using the finest ingredients-local meats and seafood along with tasty side dishes. Always included with lunch & dinner onboard are European fine wines and a selection of beer and soft drinks served by an attentive, caring staff. Of course, every meal concludes with a wide range of freshly prepared, decadent desserts that look every bit as delicious as they taste.

Uniworld also provides a variety of dining experiences including: al fresco under the stars and light-lunch dining-both on the sun deck; Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners; early-riser breakfast; and afternoon tea. Plus, Uniworld gives you the choice of dining on lighter cuisine with our Traveling Lite menu.

On our boutique ships, meals are truly a feast for all the senses. From the delicious bouquet of a glass of perfectly aged pinot noir, to the inviting sight of candlelit tables draped in fine linen, to the pleasant sounds of friends engaged in intimate conversation, to the delicious flavor of each savoury dish, Uniworld's dining experiences have been designed to delight you.


Cultural Highlights

Through integrated onboard and onshore programs, Uniworld provides a 360º encounter with each exciting port of call.

  • Signature lectures
  • Intriguing onboard entertainment
  • Captivating shore excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts using state-ofthe-art Quietvox audio systems immerse you in the history, tradition, and culture of each stop on your itinerary.
  • With Uniworld's included Choice Is Yours, Go Active, and Gentle Walking, programs, you can customize your travel experience even more.

Uniworld Staff &Service

The Uniworld Standard

At Uniworld, we treat our guests as one might treat one's best friends and family, which means no request too large, no detail too small.

Since Uniworld is a proud part of The Travel Corporation, a family-run business, treating our guests-and our team of staff members-as an extension of our family comes naturally.

Providing truly personalized, gracious, and consistently exceptional hospitality to our guests starts from within the organization. This means hiring the very best team of professionals in the industry and providing them with ongoing training.

In addition, we constantly challenge ourselves, so we have put in place fastidious Quality Assurance programs with onboard ship inspections and third-party mystery shoppers to elevate our service to the highest possible level. Only then can we provide our guests with the award-winning hospitality for which we have been recognized by esteemed consumer publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.

We do all of this because we truly care about creating harmony both onboard and onshore in order to bring joy to our guests and ensure that everyone has the most memorable experience possible. This is our commitment to our guests and our staff.

DepartShipCat 3Cat 2Cat 1Suite
May 20River Ambassador£3249
£2849
£3549
£3149
£3899
£3499
£4799
£4399
£400
May 29River Ambassador£3329
£2929
£3629
£3229
£3979
£3579
£4879
£4479
£400
Jun 17River Ambassador£3329
£2929
£3629
£3229
£3979
£3579
£4879
£4479
£400
Jun 26River Ambassador£3249
£2849
£3549
£3149
£3899
£3499
£4799
£4399
£400
Jul 15River Ambassador£3249
£2849
£3549
£3149
£3899
£3499
£4799
£4399
£400
Jul 24River Ambassador£3249
£2849
£3549
£3149
£3899
£3499
£4799
£4399
£400
Aug 12River Ambassador£3249
£2849
£3549
£3149
£3899
£3499
£4799
£4399
£400
Aug 21River Ambassador£3249
£2849
£3549
£3149
£3899
£3499
£4799
£4399
£400
Sep 9River Ambassador£3599
£3199
£3899
£3499
£4249
£3849
£5149
£4749
£400
Sep 18River Ambassador£3479
£3079
£3779
£3379
£4129
£3729
£5029
£4629
£400
Oct 7River Ambassador£3529
£3129
£3829
£3429
£4179
£3779
£5079
£4679
£400
Oct 16River Ambassador£2999
£2599
£3299
£2899
£3649
£3249
£4549
£4149
£400
Nov 4River Ambassador£2799
£2399
£3099
£2699
£3449
£3049
£4349
£3949
£400

Dates in blue denote cruises aboard the River Ambassador boarding in Basel.

Single Occupancy Supplements: Cat 3, 2 & 1: £1,250

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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.


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