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Rhine Discovery & Prague

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Prague to Basel 10 Days

Begin your journey in the magical city of Prague, with its UNESCO-designated Old Town and its magnificent castle, before setting sail along the Main and Rhine rivers. Ancient castles, grand palaces and medieval towns with half-timbered houses are yours to enjoy.

Step back in time to the Middle Ages in beautifully preserved Rothenburg, Miltenberg, Heidelberg and Bamberg. Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you glide through its canals under bridges that have stood for 600 years, and tour the awe-inspiring, UNESCO-designated Würzburg Residence.

Meet the people of Franconia during a village visit, when you'll enjoy chatting with the locals over coffee and cake. Learn about winemaking from a vintner in Nierstein, and ride a tractor through the steeply sloping vineyards to sample Rieslings from his estate.

Enjoy a lively brewery visit and stops in local patisseries, as well as sumptuous food-and-winepairing meals onboard. Discover the rich heritage of the Rhine and Main rivers on this unforgettable, all-inclusive cruise, as well as must-see cultural sites in charming Prague.

What's Included

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Prague on a B & B basis
  • 7-night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water*
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Flights available on request

Family Friendly Programme Family Friendly Programme (Selected Sailings)

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and life-long learning.

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Uniworld Cruise Companion - Rhine Discovery & Prague

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Day 1: Prague

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

Arrive at Prague Václav Havel Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel.
Included Meals 

Day 2: Prague

Included excursion: Choice of Prague city tour OR Jewish Prague walking discovery tour

Enjoy a panoramic city tour before visiting Prague Castle and Old Town Square. Or, explore Jewish Prague on a tour of the old Jewish quarter, which features Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery, the Old New Synagogue and Pinkas Synagogue, now a Holocaust memorial.

Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.
Included Meals B

Day 3: Prague (Nuremberg Luxury Motorcoach Transfer) Embark

Included excursion: Nuremberg city tour

After transferring to Nuremberg by motorcoach, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city’s top sights. Later, explore the historic castle grounds and the market square area on foot and embark your ship.
Included Meals B D

Day 4: Bamberg

Included excursion: Bamberg walking discovery tour

Today’s walking discovery tour of Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—takes you past the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George, the 17th-century New Palace and its glorious rose garden, and the colorful fishermen’s houses of Little Venice. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included excursion: Tour of Medieval Rothenburg

Go ashore for a guided tour of Rothenburg, a well-preserved medieval town, followed by free time to explore on your own. After dinner onboard, stroll through ancient Würzburg, crossing the old stone bridge over the Main River for a superb view of the city lights.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Würtzburg, cruising the Main River

Included excursion: Choice of Würzburg Residence visit OR exclusive Franconian “Village Day”

Tour the Würzburg Residence—a magnificent example of baroque architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and see its lovely Court Gardens. Alternatively, meet the friendly residents of a Franconian village and learn more about daily life in the region.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

Included excursion: Miltenberg walking discovery tour with exclusive “Village Day”

Get a glimpse of village life in Miltenberg with a choice of excursions—meet a local artist, taste beer at a local brewery, try your hand at lawn bowling, or visit a nearby family-owned vineyard. For a more active adventure, you might take a bike ride along the Main or a hike up to the castle ruins.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Nierstein (Heidelberg Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), cruising the Rhine River

Included excursion: Exclusive Nierstein “Village Day” with vineyard tractor ride, Riesling wine tasting and naturalist-led vineyard hike, and Heidelberg tour with castle visit

Spend the day in Nierstein, where renowned white wines have been produced for centuries. Ride a tractor through scenic vineyards, sample Rieslings and learn about the region’s viniculture from an expert naturalist. Then head to Heidelberg, where you’ll see the ruins of the Heidelberg Castle courtyard and the city’s Old Town.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River

Included excursion: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Admire picturesque Strasbourg on a canal ride through the city’s historic centre, filled with half-timbered houses adorned with colorful flower boxes, or see the sights on foot with a local expert. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Basel Disembark

Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home.
Included Meals B

Alternate Itinerary


Day 1: Basel

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

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will transferred to the ship.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Strasbourg

Included excursion: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Admire picturesque Strasbourg on a canal ride through the city’s historic centre, filled with half-timbered houses adorned with colorful flower boxes, or see the sights on foot with a local expert. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

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

Included Excursion: Exclusive Nierstein “Village Day” with vineyard tractor ride, Riesling wine tasting and naturalist-led vineyard hike, and Heidelberg tour with castle visit

Spend the day in Nierstein, where renowned white wines have been produced for centuries. Ride a tractor through scenic vineyards, sample Rieslings and learn about the region’s viniculture from an expert naturalist. Then head to Heidelberg, where you’ll see the ruins of the Heidelberg Castle courtyard and the city’s Old Town.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Cruising the Main River to Miltenberg

Included excursions: Miltenberg walking discovery tour with exclusive “Village Day”

Get a glimpse of village life in Miltenberg with a choice of excursions—meet an artist at her atelier, taste beer at a local brewery, try your hand at lawn bowling or visit a nearby family-owned vineyard. For a more active adventure, you might take a bike ride along the Main or a hike up to the castle ruins.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Cruising the Main River, Würtzburg

Included Excursion: Choice of Würzburg Residence visit OR exclusive Franconian “Village Day”

Tour the Würzburg Residence—a magnificent example of baroque architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and see its lovely Court Gardens. Alternatively, meet the friendly residents of a Franconian village and learn more about daily life in the region.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Kitzengen (Rothenburg Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), cruising the Main River

Included Excursion: Tour of medieval Rothenburg

Go ashore for a guided tour of Rothenburg, a well-preserved medieval town, followed by free time to explore on your own. After dinner onboard, stroll through ancient Würzburg, crossing the old stone bridge over the Main River for a superb view of the city lights.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Bamberg

Included excursion: Bamberg walking discovery tour

Today’s walking discovery tour of Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—takes you past the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George, the 17th-century New Palace and its glorious rose garden, and the colorful fishermen’s houses of Little Venice. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague Luxury Motorcoach Transfer

Disembark the stylish River Ambassador and transfer via motorcoach to Prague, where you will check in at your hotel.
Included Meals B

Day 9: Prague

Included excursion: Choice of Prague city tour OR Jewish Prague walking discovery tour

Enjoy a panoramic city tour before visiting Prague Castle and Old Town Square. Or, explore Jewish Prague on a tour of the old Jewish quarter, which features Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery, the Old New Synagogue and Pinkas Synagogue, now a Holocaust memorial.

Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.
Included Meals B

Day 10: Prague

Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.
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.

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

Family Friendly Programme Family Friendly Sailings

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