Delightful Danube (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Nürnberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Nürnberg, Germany

Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be transferred to the ship.

DAY 2
Regensburg, Germany

Come out on deck or find a window seat where you can watch the ship navigate a series of locks as it travels through one of the modern world's greatest feats of engineering—the Main-Danube Canal. The Main-Danube Canal is a masterwork of engineering: it allows ships of all shapes and sizes to cruise from the Black Sea all the way to the North Sea, through no fewer than 15 countries. Sixteen locks punctuate the 106-mile (160-kilometer) stretch between Kelheim and Bamberg, linking the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. Building the canal was no small task, especially considering changes of altitude (each river is different); the locks gently lift and lower the ships an astonishing 1,332 feet (406 meters) over the continental divide. Efforts to connect the rivers began with Charlemagne in AD 793, but the present-day canal was only completed in 1992. Come up on deck and watch as your ship negotiates a set of locks on its way to Regensburg. Once you reach the beautiful UNESCO-designated city, you have a variety of ways to see a town that has been an international trading hub for 2,000 years.

DAY 3
Straubing, Germany
Passau, Germany

You have two tantalizing excursions to experience today, including a walking tour and brewery visit in Straubing, plus a choice of adventures in Passau.

DAY 4
Engelhartszell, Austria, Austria

This may be the most leisurely day of your entire journey, as you spend it onboard, admiring the scenery, chatting with new friends, and perhaps enjoying a massage in the spa. Your ship leaves Germany behind today, sailing into Austria and cruising through the Schlögener Schlinge–a hairpin loop in the Danube that was once very hazardous for ships.

DAY 5
Spitz, Austria

Your ship will dock in Spitz, midway through the glorious landscape, where you are faced with a difficult choice: do you explore a charming riverbank village or visit one of the most beautiful libraries in the world? Later in the day, you'll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley. Over the eons, the Danube cut a gorge through the foothills of the Bohemian Mountains, resulting in a 19-mile (30-kilometer) stretch of riverine scenery so beautiful, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Landscape.

DAY 6
Vienna, Austria

A city tour will show you the architectural highlights of the Austrian capital as well as the legendary opera house in the heart of the city. Or, indulge your passion for art with visits to two distinctively different collections—a "cabinet of curiosities" collected by the Habsburgs and the Belvedere's extraordinary cache of paintings by Klimt and other renowned artists. The grand dame of the Danube, Vienna was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and remains, to this day, the political and cultural center of Austria. Klimt painted here, Beethoven and Mozart composed here, Freud developed his theories here. It's a treasure trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art collections, and inviting cafés—and today it is yours to explore.

DAY 7
Budapest, Hungary

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and allure all its own. Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local's perspective on our exclusive walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary's capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West, old and new. Even its geography is made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—divided by the Danube. Appropriately enough, you have your choice of two different ways to explore it today.

DAY 8
Budapest, Hungary

You've experienced the best of the Danube River, sampling myriad culinary delights and exploring fascinating stops along the way. Now your journey comes to a close (unless you've booked a Uniworld post-cruise tour of Budapest) and it's time to disembark the ship. If your cruise includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home. Your Uniworld adventure may be over, but we know you'll enjoy the memories you've made for years to come.

Delightful Danube map

About the Ship

Uniworld S.S. Catherine
S.S. Beatrice

The S.S. Beatrice will debut a fresh, sleek look with a graceful bow, redesigned lounge, an elegant grand staircase, two new Royal Suites, an additional Owner’s Suite, plus several connecting rooms ideal for families traveling together. Join us onboard Uniworld’s newest Super Ship - S.S. Beatrice.

What's Included

Included

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

  • Unlimited beverages including fine wines & premium spirits

  • Award-winning farm-to-table cuisine

  • 24 Hour room service

  • All gratuities onboard and onshore

  • All-scheduled airport transfers

  • Choice of multiple daily excrusions

  • Onboard entertainment and signature lectures

Not Included

  • Prices exclude additional port charges.

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.

Reservations and Payments: A deposit of at least 10% of the cruise-tour fare (cruise-tour, plus port charge, plus pre and or post land extensions, less applicable discounts), per person is required within 72 hours of reservation. Final payment is due at least 120 days prior to departure. Reservations will be canceled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. For all guests booking air travel with Uniworld, a separate non-refundable airfare deposit of $450 per person is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the airfare deposit or the total amount paid for air if paid in full at time of booking

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