Day 1: Budapest (embark)
Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. (Dinner)
Day 2: Budapest
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest by bike
Choose a panoramic tour of Budapest, a walking tour that features a popular market and public garden, or to see the sights by bicycle with an expert guide. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
(Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Welcome Gala Dinner)
Day 3: Cruising the Danube River
Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic cruising through Hungary, Slovakia and Austria. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Vienna
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour.
Explore Vienna’s rich history with a city tour that ventures inside a magnificent palace, or see the Gustav Klimt art exhibit at the Belvedere. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit
After scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley, take a village stroll, taste apricot-infused delicacies and hike to a vineyard wine tasting. Or, opt for an excursion to Melk’s ninth-century abbey. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6: Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube River
The accessible city of Passau has a charming Old Town to explore on a guided walk, or you can choose to take a guided bike ride along the Danube. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7: Regensburg
Day 8: Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit
Cross the European continental divide as you cruise through the Main-Danube Canal en route to Nuremberg. Explore the highligCruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg, where you can take either a city tour or a tour focusing on significant WWII sites. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.
Day 9: Bamberg, cruising the Main River
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bamberg walking tour or exclusive Franconian “Village Day” farm and village visit
Explore Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—or experience farm life in the German countryside. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10: Cruising the Main River, Würzburg
FEATURED EXCURSION: Würzburg Residenz visit
Visit the exquisite Würzburg Residenz, a treasure trove of baroque art and architecture. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11: Miltenberg (Wertheim)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Wertheim walking discovery tour with exclusive Franconian pretzel-making demonstration and wine tasting at a private wine estate.
After a stroll through Wertheim’s historic center, head to a boutique wine estate for a private wine tasting and pretzel-making demonstration. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 – Frankfurt
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Frankfurt city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour
Get an overview of modern-day Frankfurt as well as its charming Old Town, or experience Frankfurt as a local.
Day 13: Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River
FEATURED EXCURSION: Choice of gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument OR Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
Take a cable car ride over Rheingau vineyards or experience a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. Later, cruise the Upper Middle Rhine, famous for its castles and dramatic scenery. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14: Cologne
FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral visit
Make your way through Cologne’s Old Town to the city’s UNESCO-designated Gothic cathedral. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Gala Dinner)
Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.
Day 15: Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam. (Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast)
A voyage filled with an array of tantalizing sights and authentic cultural experiences.
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. From exotic Budapest to imperial Vienna to the lofty spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral, centuries of intriguing history and culture will unfold before your eyes. Melk Abbey’s fabulous baroque library, the Würzburg Residence’s exquisite ceiling fresco, and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Step back in time in towns and cities straight out of the pages of a fairytale, and tantalize your senses with regional delicacies and exclusive tastings of wine, apricot brandy and craft beers. Experience it all on a magnificent, all-inclusive Rhine River cruise showcasing Europe’s greatest treasures and off-the-beaten-path gems.
14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients including 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
Guided "Go Active," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Experience 4 countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands and 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "European Jewels of Art and Architecture"
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.