Day 1 – Vienna
Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Day 2 – Vienna
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with visit to Vienna State Opera OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour
See Vienna’s top sights on a panoramic tour showcasing the city’s architectural heritage, followed by a stroll to the State Opera House for a guided tour. As an alternative, view the Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, a remarkable collection that includes his most famous painting—The Kiss.
Day 3 – 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 cruising through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy various activities in Weissenkirchen—stroll through the village, sample apricot-infused delicacies, taste local wines and hike through a vineyard. Or you may visit Melk’s famous abbey. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 4 – Engelhartszell, Passau
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Bavarian river bicycle ride
Your guided walking discovery tour of Passau is a fine introduction to this charming and well-preserved town, strategically situated at the confluence of three rivers. You will also have free time to roam on your own. Or, you can choose to cycle along one of the most scenic sections of the Danube’s riverside bike path with an expert guide.
Day 5 – Deggendorf (Theresienthal), cruising the Danube River, Straubing
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive Bavarian Forest village and Theresienthal glass manufactory visit OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Danube River, and Straubing, “A Day in Town”
Ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon, stopping to sample freshly baked bread en route to a renowned glassmaking workshop. If you’d like some exercise, take a guided bike ride along the Danube instead. Return to the ship and savor the beautiful scenery on the way to Straubing, where you’ll spend the day and have a choice of activities.
Day 6 – Regensburg
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour OR BMW factory visit
Regensburg is one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, and your tour provides a concise overview of its fascinating 2,000-year history. For a different perspective, explore sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, dating back more than a thousand years, or tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory.
Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory (weekdays) or the Audi museum (weekends).
Day 7 – Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit
After cruising the most scenic parts of the Main-Danube Canal, head ashore in Nuremberg for a panoramic tour. Or take a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including Courtroom 600, the venue for the historic Nuremberg Trials. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.
Day 8 – Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague
Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Prague.
Day 9 – Prague
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Prague city tour OR Jewish Prague walking discovery tour
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Prague, then cross Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square to see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Or, take a tour of the old Jewish quarter, which features Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery, the Old New Synagogue and the Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims.
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.
Day 10 – Prague, transfer to the airport
Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.
An in-depth exploration of the mighty Danube and the pride of the Czech Republic.
As you cruise through the heart of the old Habsburg Empire, you’ll find stunning scenery, beguiling libraries, exquisitely rendered frescoes, medieval city walls and Gothic cathedrals, the perfect mix of urban glamour and provincial charm. Explore grand old capitals, including Vienna, home to a treasure trove of imperial art; Prague, the beautifully preserved city with a unique architectural heritage all its own; UNESCO-designated Regensburg; and the historic quarter of Nuremberg. Discover 17th-century Italian artistry in Passau, centuries-old intrigue and modern-day innovation in Straubing, and baroque architecture in Melk. Tradition and history, music and art, craft beers and artisanal schnapps—experience them all as you explore Prague and the many beautiful riverside locales featured on this luxurious, all-inclusive Danube River cruise.
Family Program (select sailings)
Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. Our all-inclusive family 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.
9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 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
7 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided “Go Active,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all shore excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador
2 nights in Prague at the Boscolo Prague (or similar) with breakfast
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Maria Theresa: A Woman Shaping European Politics”
Exclusive Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on a select July departure
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.