Itinerary & Deposit Info
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
DAY 1: Nuremberg (Embark)
Welcome to Nuremberg in the heart of Bavaria. Transfer from the airport to your ship.* After boarding, enjoy free time to explore the ship and the city.
DAY 2: Regensburg
Bavaria’s first capital, Regensburg, owes its impressive historical lineage and rich architectural heritage to 600 years as a Free Imperial City, a fact recognized by UNESCO in 2006. Today, you’ll discover how the beautifully preserved medieval city coexists with a vibrant modern urban center.
Choice of Regensburg walk with Thurn and Taxis castle visit or BMW factory visit or "Let's Go" Regensburg hiking experience
DAY 3: Passau
Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one—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 enjoy an invigorating riverside hike.
Choice of Passau walking tour or "Let's Go" hike along the Ilz River
DAY 4: Passau, Engelhartszell
Your ship cruises through a scenic highlight of the Danube today, the Schlögener Schlinge—a hairpin loop in the Danube that was once very hazardous for ships and is now a lovely, serene stretch of water.
“Let's Go” scenic Bavarian river biking
DAY 5: Emmersdorf (Spitz), Tulln, Vienna
Your ship will dock in Emmersdorf, midway through the glorious landscape, where you are invited to enjoy a private reception at Artstetten Castle. 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.
Choice of Private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg royalty or Spitz “Village Day” or Spitz Village stroll or "Let's Go" walk the vineyards of Spitz
DAY 6: Vienna
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. 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.
Choice of Viennese highlights with Musikverein or Vienna panoramic highlights with Old Town food and art walk
DAY 7: Budapest
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 "Do as the Locals Do" walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour.
Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour
DAY 8: Budapest (Disembark)
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 and it’s time to disembark the ship. If your cruise/tour 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.
*Port Charges & Fees (per person) are an additional $190.00 and are not included in the rates above.
A deposit of 10% of the cruise tour fare (cruise plus port charges of $190 per person) is required within 72 hours of reservation.
If choosing the cruise line's travel protection, this must be paid at time of initial deposit.
FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE: JUNE 15, 2020.