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Authentic Danube 2019 (Nuremberg to Vienna)

8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises   Rating: Deluxe

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  • Save 10% off this sailing when you book and pay in full. Expires June 30. Click here for eligible departures.
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Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some discounts are not combinable.


Itinerary
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DAY 1: Nuremberg (Embark)
Transfer from the 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: 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.
 
Featured Excursion:
Nuremberg panoramic highlights tour with Documentation Center and Nazi rally grounds
Choice of Nuremberg panoramic tour with Nuremberg Castle and downtown walk
 
DAY 3: Straubing, Regensburg, Kelheim
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.
 
Featured Excursion:
”2000 Years in One Hour” walking discovery tour
Choice of Jewish Heritage: Regensburg & Schindler’s List or BMW plant visit – the ultimate driving machine
 
DAY 4: 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.
 
Featured Excursion:
Exclusive Bavarian Forest Village and Theresienthal glass factory visit
Choice of “Let’s Go” hike the Danube trail or Bavarian town discovery: baker, butcher, beer
 
DAY 5: 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.
 
Featured Excursion:
Passau walking discovery tour
Choice of Passau city tour with Old Town walk
 
DAY 6: 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.
 
Featured Excursion:
Weissenkirchen “Village Day” village stroll with wine and apricot treats and vineyard hike
Choice of Melk Abbey: Benedictine library and Baroque opulence
 
DAY 7: Vienna
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.
 
Featured Excursion:
Vienna panoramic highlights & Old Town food and art walk
Choice of Vienna panoramic highlights & World Museum Vienna: the manic Habsburg collector’s treasures
 
DAY 8: Vienna (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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All This Included
Go off the beaten path from Vienna to Nuremberg and uncover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities that rest along the Danube. As your adventure starts, castles, stunning architecture, natural wonders and rich history ensue. Not only that, but you’ll discover Central Europe’s fascinating Jewish ties as part of our Jewish Heritage program – the only itinerary of its kind offered on the rivers.

Enjoy the great outdoors and bespoke experiences along the Danube in cities that inspired fairytales. Discover the old walled city and Nuremberg’s mesmerizing castles on the Nuremberg Panoramic Highlights Tour. Confront and explore the region’s complicated and devastating history as you visit infamous Nazi documentation centers and party rally grounds. Stroll through countless enchanting old towns and villages, with plenty of “Let’s Go” opportunities for hiking and biking in Regensburg, Straubing, Deggendorf, Vilshofen, Passau and Engelhartszell – all teeming with magnificent architecture, age-old tradition and outstanding breweries. Explore Weissenkirchen and its devastatingly-beautiful landscapes. Participate in a “Village Day,” and stroll through towns accompanied by wine, apricot treats and a vineyard hike. In the historical capital of Vienna, you’ll be met with glorious food, wine, art and outdoor experiences all on your search for new inspiration along the Danube.
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard River Princess
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
  • Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.
  • Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $170 per person
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.