The Danube Flow (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Ship: The A
Regensburg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
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PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Regensburg, Germany

Deutschland Discovery / Included Night Out: This one's for the students. Head to Regensburg at sunset and experience the youthful buzz of Old Town, home to some of the best nightlife in all of Deutschland. Kick things off with a host-escorted walk, stopping at the city's famous churches and aristocratic houses from the 13th and 14th centuries. Then if the weather's nice, head to the Stone Bridge to eat, drink, and mingle under the moonlight. Regensburg comes alive at night, as you will see.

DAY 2
Straubing, Germany
Passau, Germany

Becoming Bavarian / Included: Trace the Danube's meanders on two wheels and explore the port of Straubing, an independent city in Lower Bavaria. Make your way to the City Tower and climb to the top for a great view of the entire city. Cycle on and stop at Tiergarten Straubing, a small zoo featuring only tigers. Head for Ptwo Bar to relax and eat after the long bike ride. Then wash it down with a local beer from a Bavarian beer garden. You deserve it.; Bavaria: a Journey into the Past / Included: Join your host on a stroll or bike ride through the medieval streets of Straubing, a quintessential small town in Bavaria, Germany. Recommendations? We've got a few. Check out the count's castle and the beautiful Renaissance cemetery behind the Church of St. Peter. Pose for a picture next to the best-preserved Roman shining armour north of the Alps. Explore the oval-shaped town square and enjoy a hearty Bavarian lunch in one of the surrounding inns. For dessert, try a slice of Agnes Bernauer cake. You can thank us after.; The Passau Social / Included Night Out: Passau's old town is a pedestrian-friendly hot spot for food, drink and good times. Step right off the ship and follow your nose to one of the city's great pubs or bars. In the summertime, people gather on the shores of the Inn River, one of three meeting in Passau, to chat, drink, and eat, or play volleyball or soccer. Get some exercise, then treat yourself to some hearty pub cuisine. Afterward, head for a Bavarian beer garden for a true Passau experience. Celebrate good times. Come on.; Beer and Meat / U Time: Treat yourself to a Bavarian cuisine and culture walk, visiting a craft beer brewery and a shop specializing in Bavarian meats. Meet a master brewer and a Bavarian butcher, sample beer served in champagne-style bottles, and learn how to pair charcuterie with craft beers.; Into The Woods / U Time: Kick back on a scenic drive deep into the heart of the Bavarian Forest, where you can opt for a ranger-led hike or a mountain bike tour.

DAY 3
Passau, Germany
Linz, Austria

Scenic Passau / Included: Into beautiful scenery and architecture? Don't pass on Passau. Situated at the intersection of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers, the city boasts some of the best views on the German-Austrian border. Take a hike to the two best viewpoints: Veste Oberhaus and Mariahilf Pilgrimage Church. The views are storybook, allowing you to see the entire city of Passau as well as the surrounding countryside. Get lost in the city's maze of old town alleys. Get your architecture fix at St. Stephan's Cathedral, with its distinctive domed towers. Fun fact: the cathedral is also home to one of the largest organs in the world, with 17,974 pipes.; The Second Life of Linz / Included Night Out: After surviving heavy bombing in WWII, Linz has built itself a second life. Spend an evening exploring Austria's second-largest city, a leading center for modern media arts. Arrive in port and walk to the striking Ars Electronica Center, which focuses on society, technology, and life in the future. Observe the world's largest outdoor gallery along the Linz harbor. Then check out the city's Baroque buildings, including the former town hall (Altes Rathaus) and the old cathedral. No matter which way you turn, there's something insightful and futuristic to explore in Linz. You can't go wrong in the UNESCO City of Media Arts.; Bike The Danube / U Time: Feeling energized after your morning hike? Grab a bike and cruise down the famous Danube bike path, which is particularly scenic from Passau to Vienna. Your expert guides will lead you on a flat 20-mile route. Reunite with the ship in Engelhartszell, where you can quench your thirst with beer made by Trappist monks.; Deep Space / U Time: Venture into Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center, a unique and colorful visual journey through the universe that incorporates floor projection, laser tracking, 3-D animations, and projections at 8K resolution. Yowza.

DAY 4
Melk, Austria
Dürnstein, Austria

Castle Ruins Rendezvous / Included: Dürnstein, Austria, is a tiny and beautiful town situated along the Danube River just northwest of Vienna. Explore its shops, restaurants, and scenic views to discover why it's nicknamed the "Pearl of the Wachau". Take a stroll through the town's old and narrow cobblestone streets. Explore historical buildings like the Blue Monastery Church and Abbey. Last but definitely not least, hike up to the famous Dürnstein Castle ruins. The payoff? A photo op out of your dreams, with expansive views of the Danube River and Wachau Valley.; A Vintner's Dinner / U Time: The Nikolaihof wine estate is said to be the oldest in Austria, dating back some 2,000 years. The friendly owners are pioneers of organic winemaking, and they'll be on hand to greet you and prepare a wonderful garden-to-table dinner for you this evening.; Dear Abbey / U Time: The Baroque-style Melk Abbey has a fascinating 900-year history and an extraordinarily beautiful library filled with priceless medieval manuscripts, optical illusions, cleverly concealed doors, and other intriguing secrets. The abbey's Marble Hall is a work of art, as is the impressive library, Emperors' Gallery, and the site's crown jewel—the incredible Abbey Church. Get ready to light up your social feed. It's photo city here.; Step Back in Time / U Time: The Mauthausen Concentration Camp was the main site of political, social, and racial persecution by the National Socialist regime on Austrian territory from 1938 to 1945. A visit here offers a solemn and moving look back in time.

DAY 5
Vienna, Austria

Cooking with NENI / U Time: When you take a NENI cooking class, you know you're learning from some of the best chefs in the world. Head to the flagship store in the heart of Vienna's Naschmarkt. Take in the festive sounds and smells of the market stalls. Then work alongside the NENI experts to prepare some all-time classic holiday recipes. Spoiler Alert: you eat what you make.; Rock Me, Amadeus / U Time: If there's one "must-do" in Vienna, the mecca of classical music, it's attending a Mozart and Strauss concert. This isn't your average concert. Head to Klosterneuburg Abbey, a 900-year-old Augustinian monastery, for a classical music performance by a professional chamber orchestra. After, mix and mingle with the wildly talented musicians at an exclusive reception.; Above Vienna / U Time: Vienna's giant Ferris wheel is the perfect place for a party in the sky—plush and roomy cabins where you can dine on street food and sparkling wine while enjoying incredible views over the city.; After Hours at the Castle / U Time: What's better than poking around a Baroque palace? Poking around after hours, when the crowds of tourists have all gone back home. Your guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace—the former summer residence of the imperial family—includes the staterooms and private apartments of Empress Maria Theresa. A little background: Emperor Leopold I commissioned architect Bernhard Fischer von Erlach to build a palatial hunting lodge for the throne to be at the end of the 17th century. Half a century later, Maria Theresa Schönbrunn made it the focus of court life. Today, it plays host to highest-level politicians in all of Europe. And now—you.; Cooking to Opera / U Time: Music and food go together like wiener and schnitzel. Enjoy a private opera show while you learn how to make delicious Viennese eats from one of the city's esteemed chefs. Because if you want to cook like a Viennese chef, you should listen to Viennese music, too. Taste two classics—an intro to opera music and a Viennese cooking class. A fun opportunity to learn about arias and Apfelstrudel at the same time.

DAY 6
Bratislava, Slovakia
Budapest, Hungary

Bohemian Dreamin' / Included: Take a delightful stroll through Bratislava, Slovakia's small and charming capital. It's located on the Danube and surrounded by vineyards and the Carpathian Mountains, so a fully charged phone for pictures is a must. Known for its lively bars and Art Deco cafés, it's a great place for Czech beer and Bohemian eats. Soak in the relaxed urban lifestyle of the pedestrian-only 18th-century Old Town. Then treat yourself to a croissant or an éclair from a Bratislava pastry shop. Or both. We're good with that.; River Wild / U Time: Just a short way from the city center, you can do something completely different—wild white water rafting on the Čunovo Canal with an expert guide.; Ruin Pub Rendezvous / Included Night Out: After you've refueled and gotten your jolly bearings, follow your host on a pub crawl through the city's world-renowned ruin bars. Budapest has a reputation for being an epic party city, but we can't be certain. If you could, please, follow your host through the city's extensive scene of abandoned-buildings-turned-raves and report back to us. Once upon a time, there was an abandoned factory that had an appointment set with a wrecking ball. Its owners had another idea. They threw together old furniture and DIY decorations to create Szimpla Kert, the mother of all clubs. This laid the blueprint for every ruin bar after and now Budapest is crawling with them. Party your way through Budapest's underground club scene, enjoying cheap drinks, techno beats, and street art at every stop.; Take A Bath / U Time: The largest medicinal baths in Europe, Budapest's famous Széchenyi Baths, host epic bath parties at night that you'll be talking about for years to come.

DAY 7
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest: The Heart of Hungary / Included: With more than 40 theaters and over 100 museums and galleries, Budapest has a lot to offer. Choose your travel method: bike or coach. Then hit the streets of the capital and most populous city of Hungary. Follow your chef to Market Hall, where you'll sample delicious local fare and shop for fresh ingredients. Explore landmarks including Liberty Bridge, Parliament, Heroes Square, Castle Hill, and more.; Country Sparkle / U Time: Head out to the Hungarian countryside to meet an aficionado of sparkling wines and enjoy a refreshing glass (or three) as he shares the secrets of making great bubbly.; House of Terror Museum / U Time: Pay homage to those who were held captive, tortured, and killed in two of the bloodiest periods of Hungarian history. This fascinating museum offers an unforgettable look at fascism and communism in the 20th century.; Budapest's Jewish Legacy / U Time: Pay tribute to Budapest's rich Jewish culture with a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Center and Dohány Street Synagogue. With seating for 3,000 people, Dohány is the largest synagogue in all of Europe and second largest in the world.; Read, Sip, Repeat / U Time: Join your fellow bookworms and coffee addicts on a tour of Budapest's most beautiful libraries and coffeehouses. Flip through antique pages and revel in Hungary's unique literary culture. Caffeinate to your heart's content with the pick-me-ups that fuel the city's coffee scene.

DAY 8
Budapest, Hungary

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

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About the Ship

Uniworld's S.S. Beatrice
The A

Cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Common Spaces: The Rooftop(top desk glass room for hanging out), The Gym, Two Bars (signature U cocktails, local beers/wines), Mugs (24-hour coffee bar), The U Lounge. Accommodations: Three different room styles, called bedroom – Studios, Balconies and Suites.

What's Included

Included

  • Two meals per day. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Silent Disco, Yoga & TRX, Paint and Wine, Chef's Table Cooking Class, & Mixology Class. Welcome party, 2 dedicated U Hosts, Local celebrity DJ party, & Mixology class.

Not Included

  • Port Charges

  • Alcohol (pay as you go)

  • Optional U Time Excursions (pay as you go)

About Us

The moment you step onboard any of Uniworld's luxurious, one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotels, you’ll experience the care that went into the beautiful design. With outstanding service that comes from the heart, a choice of personalized and exclusive excursions, delicious farm-to-table cuisine, and a choice of inspiring destinations throughout world—every element is included, and is as unique and special as each guest. U by Uniworld is innovating the travel industry with a fresh approach to river cruising. Our sleek ships give you access to the heart of the city, local food, lively onboard atmosphere, and immersive activities.

Insider Tip

As the most all-inclusive cruise line on the rivers, Uniworld elevates all-inclusive luxury river cruising to an entirely new level.

Terms & Conditions

All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise-tour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment.

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