Delightful Danube & Prague

FROM R 67 000

Pricing Terms

Set departure dates between 15 APR 2020 - 21 OCT 2020. *** Book & pay 120 days prior to departure.***

Pricing valid until

31 December 2019

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Regions EuropeCountries Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, HungaryType Cruise

9 Nights land only

Valid from

28 October 2020

Valid to

21 October 2020

Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages. Exclusive treasures are plentiful on this delightful journey. Go behind the scenes at a BMW factory to get an up-close view of Germany’s rich automotive heritage. This enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax on-board as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg.

  • All scheduled airport transfers on arrival & departure days
  • 7 nights cruise in a riverview stateroom on-board the S.S. Beatrice
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel ( or similar) in Prague
  • All dining & unlimited beverages on-board including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee & tea & bottled water
  • Breakfast daily at the hotel
  • Captains Welcome &  Farewell Receptions
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Free internet & Wi-Fi access
  • 7 days of excursions including "Choice is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English speaking local expert
  • Assistance of an English-speaking local expert & experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Port charges
  • All gratuities, both on-board & onshore
  • Visit Budapest, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Spitz, Engelhartszell, Passau, Regensburg, Roth, Nuremberg and Prague

** Itinerary may operate in reverse depending on selected departure date. **

S.S Beatrice

Embark Port

Budapest

Disembark Port

Prague

Embark Date

15 April 2020

Cruise Month

April

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Budapest (Embark)

    Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt 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 ship. 
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  • Day 2 Budapest, Cruising the Danube River

    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. 

    Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour 

    Generations Excursion:

    Hospital in the Rock 

    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you. 
     

  • Day 3 Cruising the Danube River, Vienna

    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. 


    Choice of Vienna panoramic highlights with Old Town food and art walk or Vienna panoramic highlights World Museum Vienna: the manic Habsburg collector's treasures 


    Generations Excursion:

    Segway ride in Prater Park, Ferris Wheel, and see how Sacher Torte or Schönbrunn is made 

    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    Masterpiece Collection Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even “above and beyond” our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge.   

     

  • Day 4 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Spitz

    Sit back and enjoy the ever-changing views as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley, famous for its apricot groves, Rieslings and natural beauty. Later, enjoy a private sparkling wine reception at Artstatten Castle. You’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck today as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley toward Spitz. 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. Castle ruins dominate hilltops; baroque church towers appear on the riverbanks, marking historic villages and splendid abbeys; and apricot orchards and vineyards cling to the rocky slopes. Some of Austria’s finest white wines are produced from grapes ripening on the dry-stone terraces above the river, where grapes have been grown for 2,000 years. Your ship will dock in Spitz, midway through this glorious landscape. 

    Featured Excursion:

    Private sparkling wine reception at Artstatten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family

    Generations Excursion:

    Treasure hunt hike in the vineyards 

    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

  • Day 5 Engelhartszell, Cruising the Danube River, 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 join an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride. 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—and leaves Austria behind today. Your first German port of call is Passau, where three rivers meet—the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube—and three nations almost meet: Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Explore the historic Old Town or choose a more active adventure. 

    Featured Excursion:

    Bike the famous Danube Valley from Engelhartszell to Passau

    Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or “Let's Go” scenic Bavarian river biking or "Let's Go" hike along the Ilz River 

    Generations Excursions:

    Bike the famous Danube Valley from Engelhartszell to Passau 

    Uniworld looks for the next top model of Bavarian kids fashion, and dumpling workshop onboard 

    These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
     

  • Day 6 Regensburg

    You have your choice of adventures in Regensburg, famous for its beautiful, UNESCO protected old city center. “Regensburg is so beautifully situated; this region had to attract a town,” wrote Goethe in his Diary of an Italian Voyage. And attract a town it did, but not due to its beautiful location alone. Ambitious and farseeing locals built a bridge (Steinerne Brücke, or Stone Bridge) over the Danube back in the 12th century, making Regensburg an international trading hub. Because so many of the handsome buildings from that period remain, UNESCO declared the old city center a World Heritage Site in 2006. 

    Choice of "Baroque 500" Thurn and Taxis castle visit or BMW factory visit or "Let's Go" Regensburg hiking experience 

    Generations Excursions:

    Fascination BMW 

    Student stroll 

    These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    Masterpiece Collection Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even “above and beyond” our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge.   

    Bavarian sausage-making workshop
     

  • Day 7 Regensburg, Roth, Nuremberg

    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. 

    Featured Excursion:

    Nuremberg panoramic city tour with WII rally grounds visit

  • Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembark), Transfer to Prague

    Disembark the ship early and set your sights on the “city of a hundred spires” as you transfer to Prague via motorcoach. 
     

  • Day 9 Prague

    Is it possible not to be completely enchanted by Prague, with its fabled skyline of spires, fortress-like castle, beautifully preserved architecture and iconic Charles Bridge? A magnet for generations of artists, writers, scientists and composers, Prague is famous for its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance (and the beers here are pretty amazing, too). A thousand years of architecture, from ornate Gothic to fanciful postmodern, have been beautifully preserved in Prague, which has been a magnet for artists, writers, scientists and composers for centuries. It also boasts great beer, a lively art scene and up-and-coming fashion designers, making it a fun as well as a beautiful place to visit. 

    Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit 

    Generations Excursion:

    Prague for kids 

    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.