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If you’re looking to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special Christmasn & New Year cruise is for you. You’ll sail through Germany, Austria and Hungary along the shimmering Danube and past incredible sights on this unique itinerary. Explore charming old-world villages and Gothic cathedrals, and escape the hurry and hassle of the holidays, as you relax onboard a luxurious ship and cruise through the ravishing landscapes of the Danube.
On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for Midnight Mass. As you pass through the magnificent doors, look up: you’ll see chalk marks invoking age-old blessings for all who enter. Listen to the harness bells chime as you ride through the serene Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Wander through locations from The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rumlaced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO designated Wachau Valley.
Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace, and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital.
Included excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market
See the highlights of this quintessential medieval city on a panoramic tour, then visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s oldest and best-known Christmas Market. Be sure to sample some lebkuchen (gingerbread) here in the “Gingerbread Capital of the World.” In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
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Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise along the remarkable Main-Danube Canal to the Danube River. After arriving in Regensburg, you are welcome to attend Midnight Mass in the city’s spectacular Gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Included excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour of Old Town OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour
Regensburg is a delight to explore, with its quaint cobblestone streets, medieval alleys and ancient Roman ruins. If you wish, attend Christmas Day Mass in a local church before exploring the city with a local expert. Alternatively, you can see sites associated with one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany. Return to the ship for a festive Christmas meal, complete with all the trimmings.
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Included excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit
Snuggle down in warm blankets on a horse-drawn wagon ride through a Bavarian Forest village. Later, visit the workshop of a world-renowned glass manufacturer that has created beautiful Bohemian glassware for European rulers for centuries.
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Included excursion: Passau walking discovery tour
Enjoy scenic cruising en route to the beautiful city of Passau. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, Passau was an important centre of trade during the Middle Ages, and you will see its charming Old Town on a guided walking discovery tour.
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Included excursion: Full-day Salzburg tour
Your guided tour of Salzburg’s Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—features the city’s 17th-century cathedral, the house where Mozart was born and the famous gardens where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. You’ll also have time to browse Salzburg’s lovely shops and boutiques.
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Included excursions: Dürnstein village stroll with exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ concert in rococo Augustine monastery church, and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg
Explore charming Dürnstein with your Cruise Manager, stopping to warm yourself with a mulled wine tasting and to attend a soul-stirring organ concert. Later, you’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat—a private cocktail reception at the 13th-century Artstetten Castle, hosted by an Austrian princess descended from the royal Habsburgs.
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Included excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour, and exclusive Mozart & Strauss concert at a Viennese palace
See the highlights of Vienna on a city tour that takes you inside Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace. Or, stroll through the Old Town on an exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour, venturing down famous shopping streets, marveling at shop window displays of decadent confections and browsing the stalls of the Am Hof and Freyung Christmas markets. This evening, enjoy the music of Mozart and Strauss at a private concert at a Viennese palace.
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Included excursions: Schönbrunn Palace, and exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace
Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, the former Habsburg summer residence that rivals Versailles with its ornate décor and elaborate gardens. Tonight, ring in the New Year in a glorious Viennese palace, with a festive dinner, private concert and dancing.
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Included excursion: Bratislava walking discovery tour
Included excursions: Budapest city tour
Your panoramic tour of beautiful Buda and Pest—situated on opposite sides of the Danube—features the city’s famous 19th-century Chain Bridge, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district.
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SS Maria Theresa
The S.S. Maria Theresa offers three full decks with elegantly appointed public areas designed with one goal in mind: delighting guests. Similar to her sister ships the S.S. Antoinette and S.S. Catherine she will have the whimsical Leopard Lounge with its unique leopard print furnishings, elephant-head bar rails and many other safari-themed touches. There will be a beautiful mosaic-tiled pool and spa area. The main baroque restaurant will feature an al fresco outdoor dining terrace further enriching the dining experience as guests sail through the inspiring countryside. There will also be a bistro restaurant where guests can experience dining in a cozy atmosphere.
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. Suites and category 1 staterooms on the Hofburg Deck will have full balconies with category 2 & 3 staterooms on the Hofburg and Schönbrunn Decks having French balconies.
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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.
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 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.
This majestic, ultra-luxurious, boutique cruise ship is the perfect base to explore the rivers from. Fabulous public areas are complelmented by lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites. Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds are 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 & Danube Decks have floor to ceiling windows opening to a French balconies.
* Payable locally.
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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.
Suite 402 has fixed king-size bed, suite 405 has fixed queen-size beds; therefore, the beds cannot be separated. Suite 405 has a four-poster bed for added luxury.
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:
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.
Through integrated onboard and onshore programs, Uniworld provides a 360º encounter with each exciting port of call.
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.
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Single Occupancy Supplements, Cat 1 to 5: £2,089
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