Authentic Danube 2020 Uniworld River Cruise
Go off the beaten path from Vienna to Nuremberg and uncover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities that rest along the Danube. As your adventure starts, castles, stunning architecture, natural wonders and rich history ensue.
Transfer from Vienna International Airport to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the Musikverein, a beautiful concert hall that is home to the Vienna Philharmonic. Or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures. Explore the “City of Waltzes” from a new perspective on a Jewish Vienna excursion.
Choice of Viennese highlights with Musikverein or The secrets of Vienna
Start your day in the heart of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouth watering apricot treats. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. The Melk Abbey is a baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube.
Featured Excursion: “Let’s Go” vineyard hike
Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit
A new day brings new experiences in the forest-lined district of Engelhartszell. Experience Germany’s great outdoors by biking along the Danube River. Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region. Take to the German city by foot and explore its splendid mix of old and new. Marvel at the Italian baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world.
Featured Excursion: “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking
Choice of Passau walking tour or Passau geocaching scavenger hunt
Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep-rooted love for all things food and drink. Amid its bustling town centre lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is a city with a fascinating story.
Featured Excursions: Bavarian forest adventure & Straubing village stroll
Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it has cranked out millions of automobiles. Alternatively, join your local guide for a walking tour through Regensburg’s fascinating Jewish Quarter.
Choice of "2,000 Years in One Hour" Regensburg walking tour or BMW factory visit
Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, you’ll delve straight into the city’s highlights with a visit to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical centre. Experience the city like a local on a walking tour that will bring you to iconic spots and lesser-known gems. You’ll also be able to learn the intriguing history of the Jewish people in Nuremberg during World War II. Dive into the significance of Nuremberg’s role in Jewish culture with a Jewish Nuremberg and WWII outing. In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Choice of "Do as the Locals Do" Nuremberg walking tour or Nuremberg panoramic city tour
Disembark the ship and transfer to Nuremberg Airport for your flight.
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|1 November 2020^|
- Savings of up to 30%
- Return flights from a selection of UK airports, supplements may apply
- 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Princess
- Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions & Gala Dinners
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
- 6 days of excursions, including “Village Day” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
- Guided “Do as the Locals Do” program
- State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
- Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
- 2 countries: Austria, Germany
- 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- All gratuities, both onboard and onshore