Rhine, Main & Danube Discovery 2021 Uniworld River Cruise
Authentic experiences and local encounters are in store on your cruise along the most scenic parts of the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.
Delight in the full spectrum of Europe’s culture, history, art, architecture, cuisine and numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites resting along some of the most legendary rivers. Discover Germany’s splendidly quaint villages, towns, prominent landmarks and the region’s best wine. Sail along scenic rivers and keep count of the castles jutting out of the landscapes. Step off your ship into fairytale-like settings where you’ll find countless opportunities for “Let’s Go” hiking, biking and walking tours from city to city. Sample local specialties, from crisp Rieslings to brandy spiked Rüdesheimer coffee. Visit the pastel-hued Melk Abbey, perched magnificently on a hill overlooking the river, and see its famous library. Tour the halls of some of Europe’s grandest buildings, the Würzburg Residence and the Hofburg Palace. You’ll enjoy nothing short of a treasure trove of experiences from Amsterdam to Vienna.
Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. If your cruise includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit
Today you’ll experience the many treasures of Cologne on a stroll that will take you to the Old Town, an area rich in history and architecture, featuring 12 Romanesque churches and stunning remnants of the town’s medieval past.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Rüdesheim walk with local treats or Rheinweinwelten visit - The best Rhine Rieslings or "Let's Go" hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen
Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Miltenberg walking tour with Brotzeit
The perfect German town calls for a day full of quintessential German experiences. Resting on the left bank of the Main, Miltenberg is classically quaint with its charming squares, farmland, biking and pedestrian paths, impressive castles and one of Germany’s oldest inns.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “Let’s Go” hike to Festung Marienberg or Würzburg Residence visit with Court Gardens
The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the region’s history through the European Renaissance. It even contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco by Tiepolo. Visit the Residence and its carefully restored gardens or get outdoors and enjoy a scenic hike around Festung Marienberg, a prominent landmark that was previously home to a long line of prince-bishops.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Heart of Franconian Wine Country “Village Day”
Your day brings you to Volkach and the heart of the Franconian wine country. It’s a region full of overwhelming natural beauty, rooted communities, marvelous flavors and villages that have been making wine for countless generations. Explore the town and its surrounding countryside.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bamberg walking tour or “Let’s Go” treetop hike
Bamberg in its entirety is not only described as beautiful but has often been regarded as one of Germany’s most attractive settlements, with its ravishing architecture, intersecting canals and rivers, and charming stores and restaurants, all framed by rolling hills.
Enjoy a day of leisure exploring beautiful and historic Nuremberg.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour with WWII Rally Grounds and Documentation Center visit or Nuremberg panoramic city tour
The archetypal medieval German city, Nuremberg was once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, housing many German kings in the Kaiserburg castle complex. Later, this city became the epicenter of the Nazi party. When the end of WWII left Nuremberg almost completely leveled, it was chosen to be the site of the war crimes tribunal—the Nuremberg Trials. Now, most of the city has been restored, including the old castle.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Regensburg walking tour or “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit
The nearly 2,000-year-old history of Regensburg begins with a Roman fort in 90 AD, from which Regensburg grew into the large and prosperous trade center that it became in the last few centuries of the Medieval period. This long history has been excellently preserved through Regensburg’s iconic architecture—particularly its many Gothic and Romanesque churches and Patrician houses.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: A day in the Bavarian Forest
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 center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is a city with a fascinating story.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking & Choice of Passau walking tour or "Let's Go" hiking around Passau
A new day brings new experiences in 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.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Weissenkirchen village walk with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit
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 EXCURSIONS: Choice of Viennese highlights with Musikverein or The secrets of Vienna
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. In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Vienna International Airport for your flight home.
|Date||Price from (pp)|
|1 October 2021^||£5,999|
|15 October 2021||£5,999|
- Return flights from a selection of UK airports, supplements may apply
- 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on board River Duchess
- 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
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
- Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
- 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
- Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners & Captain's Welcome and Captain's Farewell Receptions
- 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
- 3 countries: Austria, Germany, the Netherlands
- 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Captivating onboard local entertainment