Enchanting Danube

An 8-Day Uniworld River Cruises tour starting from $3,149

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Tour Length: 8 Days
Countries Visited: France, France Rivers
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Tour Operator: Uniworld River Cruises
Tour Code: UNI-10-2017
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Pay tribute to the “queen” of Europe’s great rivers, the enchanting Danube.
German poet Friedrich Hölderlin called the Danube “a refreshing, melodious river, sometimes foaming with high spirits, at other times dreaming serenely.” For centuries, this exquisite waterway has cast its spell on poets, musicians and artists of all kinds. Now it’s your turn to be inspired. Waltz your way along as you cruise on the Danube River, sailing from one captivating city to the next. Discover the extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites in stunning Budapest and breathtaking Vienna. Experience delightful Salzburg, the charming village of Dürnstein and Passau, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. Stroll through the Old Town of Linz, explore the beautiful countryside and get a closeup view of the enchanting Danube biking along its tranquil shores. All along the way, delve into the flavors of the region with exclusive events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s famous Rieslings to a saffron workshop. Let the “Enchanting Danube” carry you away in all-inclusive luxury. The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Be hosted at a private reception by a Habsburg princess at her castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. Delight in a classic concert celebrating the genius of Mozart and Strauss paired with Bel Canto arias and Viennese waltz at a world-heritage palais dating back to 1872. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal Monarch Collection journey.

 
YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services; unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

TRAVEL
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice
All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
7 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

EXPLORE
4 countries 6 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
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

EXPERIENCE
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Austria’s History in the Context of the House of Habsburg, a European Dynasty”
Select departures hosted by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music)

Information is subject to change.

 

Day 1 - Budapest
Day 1: Budapest

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Day 2 - Budapest
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 bike tour


Choose one of three ways to discover the wonders of the “Queen of the Danube.” Savor the beauty of both Buda and Pest on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights. If you prefer to experience the city as the locals do, then take a ride on the metro; stop at a lively market hall; visit the oldest and most beautiful garden in the city, Károlyi; and explore the National Museum. For a more active exploration, join “Green Budapest” with stops at various sites, such as the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Rose and Japanese gardens, the Olympic pool, Várkert Bazár and Gellert Baths, followed by a picnic on Margaret Island—complete with local wine and other typical delights. Cap your day off with the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3 - Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava, Vienna
Day 3: Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava, Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Bratislava walking discovery tour


Enjoy a day of leisure onboard as your ship cruises the Danube Bend, which is lined with scenic towns—some of the oldest settlements in the country—nestled at the foot of lovely wooded hills. Before arriving in Vienna, explore Slovakia’s capital city, a thriving commercial center with a village-like atmosphere and a fascinating mosaic of architectural styles.

Day 4 - Vienna
Day 4: Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at Kunsthistorisches Museum OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour, and exclusive “Royal Anniversary” Mozart and Strauss Concert at a Viennese Palace


You’re in for a real treat with “Morning with the Masters,” an exclusive early opening and art tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, showcasing the Habsburg’s imperial treasures as well as magnificent works of art by some of the world’s greatest artists, including Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian and Tintoretto. Afterward, enjoy a Bellini cocktail on the stunning cupola terrace. If you prefer to experience the city as locals do, go on a guided walk that highlights Viennese essentials, such as coffee, sausages, wine, music and public transportation. No visit to the “City of Waltzes” is complete without music, so you’ll be treated to an exclusive private “Royal Anniversary” concert, celebrating Maria Theresa’s 300th birthday and legacy in a Viennese palace.

Day 5 - Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk
Day 5: Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Dürnstein “Village Day” with choice of exclusive Nikolaihof wine estate visit and tasting OR exclusive saffron workshop with village stroll OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Wachau Valley bicycle ride, and Melk Abbey with library visit


Take a guided tour of the village of Dürnstein, where you have a choice of activities, depending on your tastes. Sample the organic wines at the historic Nikolaihof estate, perhaps the oldest winery in Austria, which produces some of the world’s best Rieslings. Prefer a tasting of a different type? Visit one of the world’s only bio-dynamically certified saffron producers, where you’ll educate your taste buds with flavorful delicacies as you taste saffron-infused chocolate and jams. You’ll then set sail through spectacular UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley to Melk. For a more active adventure, bike along the Danube through the scenic Wachau Valley to Melk. Once in Melk, visit its 900-year-old abbey, a significant center of learning over the centuries and home to the famous baroque library that inspired the novel The Name of the Rose.

Day 6 - Linz (Salzburg or Linz)
Day 6: Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of full day Salzburg* OR Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit


Salzburg or Linz—the choice is yours. In UNESCO-designated Salzburg, you’ll see Mozart’s childhood home and the garden where the famous “Do-Re-Mi” scene from The Sound of Music was filmed. If you wish, head to nearby Linz instead, a former Roman settlement that is now a vibrant center for the arts. After a guided walking tour that stops for coffee and a taste of Linzer torte, venture into the countryside to visit a local farm and sample another delicious treat— hard cider, a specialty of the region. *Note: Lunch is not offered with the full day excursion to Salzburg.

Day 7 - Passau
Day 7: Passau

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Passau walking discovery tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Inn River OR exclusive guided “Go Active” hike along the Ilz River


Cruise the picturesque landscape and hairpin loop in the middle of the Danube, known as Schlögener Schlinge, appointed a “Natural Wonder of Austria.” Once at your first German port of call, Passau, discover the medieval city with a walking tour along the cobblestone streets to the baroque St. Stephan’s Cathedral, where you’ll have a rare opportunity to hear a concert played on Europe’s largest pipe organ. You then have two “Go Active” choices. For cyclists, join a local guide for a bike ride along the Inn River; for hikers, go on a guided hike with a nature expert along the beautiful Ilz River. Spend your last night onboard at the festive Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: The organ concert is only available May 1 – October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates.

Day 8 - Depart Passau
Day 8: Depart Passau

Disembark in Passau and transfer to Munich Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Prague.

 
         
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services; unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

TRAVEL
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice
All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
7 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

EXPLORE
4 countries 6 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
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

EXPERIENCE
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Austria’s History in the Context of the House of Habsburg, a European Dynasty”
Select departures hosted by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music)

Information is subject to change.

 

Port Charges: $0.00

Base category: Category 5

 
 

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