Enchanting Danube 2022 Uniworld River Cruise
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The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This perfectly composed journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of five equally beguiling countries—ideal for first-time river cruisers as well as seasoned travellers seeking to experience yet another dimension of these much-loved destinations.
Uniworld's locally-based destination experts will take you well beyond the “must-sees” of each region, offering fresh takes on classic sites, insider knowledge of delightful under-the-radar locales, and VIP access to places only a privileged few will ever experience—such as a private early-morning viewing of the acclaimed art collection of the Kunstkammer Vienna.
A veritable showcase of the best of Central Europe, this new journey is one any culturally curious world traveller will love, featuring old-world capitals and charming towns and villages.
Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise package 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.
Budapest is an enchanting city that presents a vibrant mix of medieval and modern. In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Included Excursion: Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Opera House visit or Budapest walk with local treats
Your ship sets sail from Bratislava later this morning and heads for Vienna today. You may relax onboard all day, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and taking in the scenery as the ship winds its way along the Danube Bend. When you arrive in Vienna, you’ll cap off your day with a private concert of Mozart and Strauss at a stunning Viennese palace.
Included Excursion: Choice of Bratislava walking tour with UFO visit or "Let's Go" hike to Bratislava Castle
Included Excursion: Private Mozart and Strauss concert in Vienna
Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the “City of Waltzes” with your choice of tours, as well as an expertly led tour of an extraordinary collection of art at the renowned Vienna Art History Museum. You have leisure time after your tour to explore Vienna on your own. You might wish to visit the Albertina Museum, which houses one million old-master prints and an impressive collection of works by 19th- and 20th-century painters, ranging from Renoir to Rothko. If you’d like to get a little exercise and see a completely different side of Vienna, borrow a bike from the ship and explore Danube Island and Prater Park. (For a wonderful view of the region, ride the Ferris wheel in Prater Park.)
Included Excursions: Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at Vienna Art History Museum
Choice of Imperial City highlights or Vienna's music and composers
Dürnstein is one of our favourite towns along the Danube, a lovely place to wander cobblestone lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). You can also opt for a tasting or learn all about the world’s costliest spice from the Wachau Valley’s only saffron grower. Later, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library. You have two ports of call in the incredibly scenic valley, Dürnstein and Melk, and an assortment of delightful ways to explore this lovely region.
Included Excursion: Melk Abbey with library visit
Choice of Dürnstein wine estate visit with tasting OR exclusive saffron workshop.
Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. Linz may be best known for its famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a hotbed for the arts. See the sights with a local expert and visit a family at their farm in the countryside. Austria’s third-largest city, Linz boasts a long history of trading and textile manufacturing, but these days it is perhaps best known for its electronic arts and annual festival.
Included Excursion: Choice of Full-day in Salzburg OR Linz town and country: Linzer torte and cider farm visit
Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one, as three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame—Europe’s largest pipe organ—or “Let’s Go” with an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride.
Included Excursion: Choice of Exclusive guided “Let's Go” bicycle ride along the Inn River or Exclusive guided “Let's Go” hike along the Ilz River or Passau walking discovery tour with St Stephens organ concert.
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Munich Airport for your flight home.
All departure dates are listed in the enquiry form.
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- Return flights from a selection of UK airports
- 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the majestic S.S. Maria Theresa
- Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
- Captivating onboard local entertainment
- Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners & a Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas and mineral water
- 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
- 4 countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
- 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- 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