Uniworld River Cruises' Authentic Danube River Cruise


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Cruise Details

Cruise Line: Uniworld River Cruising

Cruise Type: River

Length of Stay: 8 Days

Departure From: Vienna

Departure date: 08/04/2019

Return date: 08/12/2019

Go off the beaten path from Nuremberg to Vienna and uncover the scenic wonders that rest along the Danube.

Itirenary

Day 1-2 : Vienna (Embark)

Day 1: Transfer from Vienna International Airport to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Day 2: On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic and musical legacy with your choice of tours. 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.

Choice of Vienna Mystery Tour or Vienna panoramic highlights & World Museum Vienna: the manic Habsburg collector’s treasures

Jewish Heritage Excursion:

Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Vienna Walking Tour

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

Day 3 : Weissenkirchen

Start your day in the heart of the Danube Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouthwatering Austrian pastries. If you’ve had one too many pastries, you’ll enjoy a hike through one of the area’s most picturesque vineyards. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. Melk Abbey is a Baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube. Aside from its’ stunning architecture and panoramic views of Wachau Valley below, its interior boasts pure opulence in every room. There’s nothing like it.

Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with vineyard hike or Melk Abbey with library visit

Day 4 : Engelhartszell, Passau, Vilshofen

A new day brings new experiences in the forest-lined district of Engelhartszell. Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region. Take to the city by foot and explore its splendid mix of old and new. 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.

Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau geocaching scavenger hunt

Day 5 : Vilshofen, Deggendorf, Straubing

Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. When you’re not gaping at its remarkable rolling hills, low-lying mountains and towering trees, you’ll have the opportunity for an exclusive visit a Theresienthal crystal glass factory, complete with a horse-drawn carriage ride, fresh-baked bread and schnapps.In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep-rooted love for all things food and drink. Amidst its bustling town center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is a city with a fascinating story and its fair share of Gothic-style buildings and cathedrals.

Choice of Exclusive Bavarian Forest Village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit or “Let’s Go” bike the Danube trail

Day 6 : Regensburg

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 futuristic plant and learn how it’s cranked out millions of automobiles. Futuristic and antiquated, it’s the best of both worlds in Regensburg. Your afternoon calls for a hands-on learning experience on how to make Bavarian sausage at a family-owned factory. Or if going behind-the-scenes isn’t your style, pop over to any one of the many restaurants and beer gardens dishing out traditional Bavarian beer and regional cuisine situated along the Danube gorge. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.

Choice of "2,000 Years in One Hour" Regensburg walking history lesson or BMW factory visit

Jewish Heritage Excursion:

Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Regensburg & Schindler’s List

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

Day 7 : Roth, Nuremberg

Start in Roth and explore the Jewish culture and its role in German history as you arrive in Nuremberg. Like much of Germany during the World War II era, Nuremberg and its Jewish residents faced extreme oppression. To commemorate Germany and its inhabitants’ struggle during that time period, the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds was erected. The fascinating museum provides travelers the unique opportunity to explore exhibits dedicated to understanding and unraveling Nazi Germany. Or, partake in a tour of the city’s highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center.

Choice of Nuremberg panoramic highlights tour with WWII Rally Grounds visit or Nuremberg "Do as the Locals Do"

Jewish Heritage Excursion:

Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Nuremberg and WWII

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

Day 8 : Nuremberg (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Nuremberg Airport for your flight.

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