Alluring Amsterdam and Vienna (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Vienna, Austria to Amsterdam, Netherlands
DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Vienna, Austria

Arrive at Vienna International Airport. If your cruise/tour 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 hotel.

DAY 2
Vienna, Austria

Get ready for a myriad of exclusive-to-Uniworld excursions just waiting to be discovered in Vienna, such as a "Morning with the Masters" at the Vienna Art History Museum where the doors will open early just for you as you join an art historian for a tour, or a panoramic tour of the city's Ringstraße, a circular grand boulevard that surrounds Vienna's Old Town historic district and famous monuments. The Viennese's love for music, food, drink, and grandiose architecture is abundant and evident everywhere you'll go. Itching to encounter Vienna in an authentic way? Look no further than its beloved pubs, coffeehouses, and wine taverns serving everything from Wiener Schnitzel to apple strudel to Grüner Veltliner wines. If there's ever been a time to indulge, it's now.

DAY 3
Vienna, Austria

Enjoy a full day of leisure in Vienna, with the choice to explore the "City of Waltzes" and dive into its vast artistic and musical legacy. The city is known for its Imperial palaces, famous residents, and expansive art collections. See the highlights as you take in Old Town's art and food, including scrumptious pastries, or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures. Cap your day with an exclusive after-hours visit of Schönbrunn Palace and experience one of Vienna's most popular tourist attractions after everyone else leaves. The captivating Baroque-style masterpiece reflects 300 years of changing history, styles, and Habsburg monarchs. It's a good thing you have plenty of time.

DAY 4
Dürnstein, Austria

Natural wonders of the Wachau Valley and exquisite food and wine are on the menu for your day in Dürnstein. Meander around the town's beautiful streets lined with wildly photogenic buildings and restaurants teeming with wine produced on the outskirts of town. You won't want to miss a sampling of the region's most acclaimed wines at Austria's oldest wine estate, Nikolaihof. Join a saffron workshop and get an exclusive look at the making of the spice as precious as gold.

DAY 5
Engelhartszell, Austria, Austria
Passau, Germany

Arrive in the "City of Three Rivers", Passau, where medieval lanes, tunnels, cathedrals, and archways fuse with modern shopping malls and buildings. Marvel at the Italian Baroque-style St. Stephen's Church, which holds the second-largest church pipe organ in the world (way to go, Passau) or set out on a panoramic tour of the city with mini hikes to the best vistas. Experience Bavaria's great outdoors on a scenic bike ride along the Danube.

DAY 6
Regensburg, Germany

Spend the morning discovering Regensburg's long line of dukes, kings, and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Regensburg boasts the largest medieval old town north of the Alps (over 1,500 listed buildings), a prominent skyline, and a large collection of museums, exhibits, and theaters. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker's cutting-edge plant and learn how it's manufactured millions of cars. Futuristic and antiquated, it's the best of both worlds in Regensburg.

DAY 7
Roth, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany

Explore Nuremberg's role in German history. Like much of Germany during the World War II era, Nuremberg and its residents faced extreme oppression. To commemorate Germany and its inhabitants' struggle during that time period, the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds museum was erected. The fascinating exhibits provide travelers the unique opportunity to understand and unravel Nazi Germany. Or choose to tour the city's highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center.

DAY 8
Bamberg, Germany

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. Browse antique stores, taste-test smoked beer at a brewery (did we mention it's the Franconian beer capital?), and marvel at its historic building-lined narrow medieval streets. After you've experienced Bamberg's village life, see it from above with a hike up Michaelsberg hill, taking in the sights and sounds as you trek through tranquil paths.

DAY 9
Volkach, Germany

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, with stops at the breathtaking Main horseshoe bend, the Gothic-styled pilgrimage Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, and Vogelsburg monastery, where we'll treat you to stunning views, Franconian Prosecco, regional chocolates, and more. If you're looking for more of an active exploration, cycle, hike, or paddle in and around the Main's river loop.

DAY 10
Würzburg, Germany

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. Get outdoors and enjoy a scenic hike around Festung Marienberg, a prominent landmark that was previously home to a long line of prince-bishops. If you're feeling hungry, venture to Hohenlohe Slow Food Academy and awaken your taste buds with a wine and slow food tasting in Weikersheim village.

DAY 11
Miltenberg, Germany

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. It's so picture-perfect that the historic center of the town has often served as a filming location.

DAY 12
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

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, built to celebrate the re-establishment of the German empire in the late 19th century. You may choose to visit a renowned vineyard or, for a more active jaunt, take a vineyard hike that includes a picnic with the wine made famous by the region.

DAY 13
Cologne, Germany

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne's many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city's iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you'll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch.

DAY 14
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience the magic and beauty of Amsterdam via a canal cruise, before visiting the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt's The Night Watch, or strolling through Amsterdam's canal-lined streets. Holland's largest city, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a cosmopolitan flair to match its historic architecture. Here, even the simplest shop has a distinctive charm, and every street has a story to tell.

DAY 15
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home.

Alluring Amsterdam and Vienna map

About the Ship

What's Included

Included

    • One-of-a-kind, luxurious ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests

    • The highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, with award-winning service from the most experienced English-speaking staff on the rivers

    • The most elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites afloat—many with French balconies—offering exclusive signature touches such as handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England, an array of pillow options, flat-screen TVs with infotainment centers, and spacious marble bathrooms stocked with robes, slippers, and L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products

    • All scheduled airport transfers

    • All meals onboard, prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients sourced from farmers’ markets and other local suppliers

    • Unlimited beverages onboard, including distinctive wines; craft and regional beers; spirits; cocktails; soft drinks; juices; cappuccinos, lattes, espresso, and French press coffee; fine teas; and mineral water

    • A variety of onboard dining options and special culinary experiences

    • Expertly planned shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with personalization options including Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Do as the Locals Do, Village Day, and Gentle Walking programs and a host of exclusive experiences designed for Uniworld guests only

    • Ship-wide Internet and Wi-Fi access

    • Well-equipped fitness center with exercise classes onboard and use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment

    • All gratuities onboard and onshore


    NOTE: Bicycles are not available on the River Countess because bike riding is prohibited in Venice

Not Included

  • Items Not Included in the Published Price: These include, but are not limited to, airfares to and from your destination except where specified; airport/departure taxes; cost of passport and visas; taxes; excess baggage charges; laundry; phone calls; all items of a personal nature; items not included on regular menus; expenses for additional sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; premium spirits & premium wine (please refer to complimentary beverage program in Uniworld’s Terms & Conditions), meals not detailed in the itinerary; Gratuities for programs in Russia, Egypt, India, China and Vietnam/Cambodia (please refer to Gratuities section in Uniworld’s Terms & Conditions for details ); and health, accident, baggage, or travel protection plans.

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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Ships' Registries: China, Egypt, India, The Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Vietnam



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