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Classic Christmas Markets (2021) (Nuremberg to Frankfurt)

From Nuremberg, Germany to Frankfurt, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Wed, Dec 22, 2021
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Departure
Dec 22, 2021
Arrival
Dec 29, 2021

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River Heritage Club members save up to $500

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River Heritage Club members save up to $500 per person on select 2021 river cruises. Plus receive our AffordableTours.com 8% extra savings.
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River Heritage Club savings and amenities are available to guests after completing their first Uniworld cruise. Exclusive savings are based on the cruise or cruise/tour-only price (including any upgrades and single supplement). Savings are combinable with all current Uniworld promotions. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Restrictions may apply.

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Double your travel plans this year! When you have one cruise booked between August 1st and December 31st, 2021, you're eligible for 50% savings on a second cruise also departing before the end of 2021. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 8% extra savings.
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2021 Second Cruise Savings offer is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2021 itineraries and departure dates only. Bookings must be made between August 16, 2021 and September 30, 2021. Must call to book second cruise. First cruise must depart between August 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, to be eligible for this offer. Second cruise must commence prior to December 31, 2021. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. All fares and savings listed are in US dollars. Savings featured are for cruise/tour itineraries only, per person based on double occupancy, and do not apply to airfare or other optional vacation add-ons. Rates and savings vary by itinerary and departure date. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer, program or price protection credits except River Heritage Club savings/benefits. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires September 30, 2021.

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Enhance your next trip by booking an all-inclusive, luxury river cruise with Uniworld now. When you book any non-suite stateroom on select cruises you'll get a complimentary upgrade of up to two categories. Plus receive our AffordableTours.com 8% extra savings!
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2021 Two Category Upgrade offer is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2021 itineraries and departure dates only, made between August 16, 2021 and September 30, 2021. Must call to book. New, full-fare bookings booked in Classic guarantee, Deluxe guarantee and French Balcony guarantee categories will receive a two category stateroom upgrade. Upgrade promotion does not apply to Grand Suites or Royal Suites. Upgrades to Suites are applicable on select dates, with the following itineraries and departure dates excluded: Brilliant Bordeaux; Burgundy & Provence; European Jewels; Highlights of Eastern Europe; Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden; Rhine & Moselle; Classic Germany & Amsterdam; Classic Christmas Markets; Authentic Danube & Prague (October 1 and November 3); and Authentic Danube (October 1 and November 5). Upgrade promotion is not combinable with any other promotional offer or discount, except River Heritage Club savings/benefits. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires September 30, 2021.

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Every Uniworld Generations river cruise includes special programs, events and excursions designed for young travelers. Enjoy these special Generations amenities on your next family river cruise:
  • 25% off the fare for travelers 4 to 17 years old when traveling with an adult
  • Exciting shore excursions tailor-made for families and hosted by local experts
  • Kid-friendly menus for each meal and unlimited beverages onboard
  • Young Travelers' Table, a special dining table reserved on certain nights just for our younger guests and Family Hosts
  • Onboard activities just for kids, such as cooking classes and dessert-making with the ship's chef and pastry chef
  • Hands-on craft workshops tailored to the destinations you visit
  • Young travelers' lounge and game room, complete with PlayStation, games, movies and local treats
  • Two dedicated Family Hosts to oversee all activities for Junior Cruisers (ages 4 to 12 years) and Teen Cruisers (ages 13 to 17 years)
  • Opportunities to "Live the Lingo" and learn words and phrases in other languages from our Family Hosts
  • Kids-only movie nights, where kids can enjoy popcorn-fueled screenings of family-friendly films along with their new onboard friends and Family Hosts
  • A special VIP ship tour with the Captain or Hotel Manager
  • Complimentary bicycles, helmets and Nordic walking sticks for use onshore
  • Convenient departures scheduled during summer and winter breaks
Must Book By Fri, Dec 31, 2021
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Special "Generations Collection" amenities are valid on select sailings indicated as a family river cruise sailing. Suites excluded. Amenities may change per sailing or may be substituted for another amenity at Uniworld's discretion. Restrictions may apply.


River Cruise Itinerary

A journey that will make you believe in holiday magic all over again. Once upon a time, people gathered on cobblestone squares to buy the special tools and ingredients they needed to make the treats of the season. They kept warm with hot spiced wine, music and games while they shopped and chatted with the local tradesmen. Those were the first Christmas markets, 500 years ago. Today, though the light comes from twinkling electric bulbs rather than torches, bonhomie and fun still prevail. Discover villages with fairytale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Share traditional holiday goodies with the people who made them. Watch as modern children abandon their usual electronics and discover the enchantment of hand-carved wooden toys, as scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the air. Sail through Christmas country, trying Frankfurt’s famous apple cider and Nuremberg’s gingerbread. Throughout, cozy up to steaming mugs of glühwein (warm spiced wine) and do as the locals do by collecting different mugs from each stall and town you visit. Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany, the land where many Christmas traditions began, and find the magic of the season in the smiles that you meet along the way. Who will enjoy this cruise? Those wanting to experience the quintessential magic of the holidays while shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures and discovering the legends behind some of our most popular holiday traditions. Generations Family Program (select sailing): Share the magic of a European holiday with the special young people in your life on this multigenerational “Classic Christmas Markets” cruise filled with lots of family holiday merrymaking.

  1. Day 1
    Nuremberg (Embark)
    Wed, Dec 22, 2021
    Arrive at Nuremberg International Airport. If your cruise 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.
    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Nuremberg
    Thu, Dec 23, 2021
    For a holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in all of Germany— and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. You could not ask for a more perfect place to begin an exploration of Christmas traditions than Nuremberg. Stroll through the castle gardens and enjoy breathtaking views of the city, then walk through a maze of cobblestone lanes down to the central Market Square. There, spread out before the Church of Our Lady, is the largest Christmas Market in Germany.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Bamberg
    Fri, Dec 24, 2021
    The fact that Bamberg still exists today is something of a miracle—it survived WWII bombing virtually unscathed. It’s a superb example of a medieval German city, one compact enough to explore on foot with a local expert. You’ll also have free time to visit not just one but four Christmas Markets and a captivating amount of nativity scenes located along nativity trail.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Würzburg
    Sat, Dec 25, 2021
    Rothenburg looks like something straight out of the pages of a storybook, with its medieval walls, cobbled streets, Gothic churches and Hansel-and-Gretel houses. Join a local expert for an insightful walking tour, and then wander amongst the stalls at one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Würzburg
    Sun, Dec 26, 2021
    This morning, you’ll head off to see the Würzburg Residence, a baroque-style palace famous for its gigantic ceiling fresco. Later, visit the town’s renowned Christmas Market, held in front of the old City Hall, for some one-of-a-kind gifts for friends back home. Beautifully decorated wooden booths are illuminated by the soft glow of Christmas lighting, and the air is filled with the scent of roasted chestnuts and the sound of Christmas carols. One of the best ways to embrace a different culture is through encounters with local residents, which you’ll experience this afternoon in a typical Franconian village. Make new friends over hot drinks and homemade seasonal treats.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Wertheim
    Mon, Dec 27, 2021
    Located at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Wertheim is a lovely village dating back over a thousand years. It epitomizes the friendly, slow-paced small-town atmosphere of many German villages; here, residents greet each other by name as they do their daily shopping for fresh bread and sausage in tiny shops. On your guided walking tour of the village, you’ll hear a lot about daily life in Wertheim, as well as facts about the town and its history. Its many well-preserved medieval buildings—complete with low doors and tiny windows—attest to the inconveniences of life in the Middle Ages.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Frankfurt
    Tue, Dec 28, 2021
    Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture. Experience both aspects of the city today, with time to browse the local Christmas market, one of the best on the Continent. Other options include a “Taste of Christmas” walking tour featuring all sorts of sugary and savory treats or an excursion to the Christmas market in Wiesbaden.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Frankfurt (Disembark)
    Wed, Dec 29, 2021
    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 the Frankfurt International Airport for your flight home.
    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Germany

Rivers Visited

Main, Rhine

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Inclusions

Health and Safety Protocols for Uniworld

Uniworld approaches every cruise with that same thorough diligence. Stringent security and sanitation protocols onboard our ships are nothing new to us. They not only remain top priorities but are being escalated as we face the current challenge. As more information is provided from Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Uniworld will look to adopt their health and safety recommendations and continue to update for your added peace of mind.

SAFETY & SECURITY PROTOCOLS

  • All outside doors and access to the interior of the ships are locked when docked. Only registered guests can access the ship using a key card.
  • All guests and luggage are verified against the manifest at check-in.
  • Guests have 24/7 access to the front desk.
  • Key card scanners with facial recognition are utilized at the gangway.
  • Cameras are present at the entrance of the ship and in public areas, and are monitored by the reception staff.
  • Trained security staff are posted at the gangway 24 hours a day.
  • Ships are patrolled by trained staff 24/7.
  • All deliveries are thoroughly inspected before being brought onboard.

HEALTH & SANITATION PROTOCOLS

PLEASE NOTE: While Uniworld believes these protocols to be the appropriate steps in protecting the wellbeing of guests and crew, they will continue to evaluate and make changes if they are deemed to be ineffective or if they negatively impact the wellbeing of guests and crew. Uniworld is actively reviewing additional health and sanitation steps and will add them to these protocols upon approval.

GENERAL MEASURES:

  • All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation.
  • Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest.
  • All guests and crew are required to sanitize their hands when entering public spaces, when coming back onboard the ship each day, and before each meal.
  • Housekeeping staff disinfect all public area touch points and hot spots throughout the day, including all handrails and door handles.
  • Fruits, cookies, chips, nuts, candies or other treats are now served to individual guests by the crew only. These treats are no longer available for self-service.
  • Disinfected wipes are available throughout the ship, including at coffee stations and in the public toilets.
  • Any onboard payments are processed using a contactless payment method and credit card machines will be wiped after each pin entry.
  • All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via their complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices.
  • Crew wash their hands frequently when handling guest luggage. Disembarkation luggage is kept separate from embarkation luggage to avoid cross-contamination.

ONBOARD DINING:

  • All meals are now served by culinary and waitstaff, with no self-service allowed during buffets.
  • All restaurant dining now has reserved seating, with guests at the same table, with the same people, each day.
  • To limit the total number of guests in a restaurant at a time, they have introduced two seating times for each meal.
  • Items that are usually shared, like bread and butter, are now served to each person individually.
  • All touch points, like chairs and salt and pepper shakers, are immediately disinfected after each seating.

STATEROOMS & SUITES:

  • All staterooms and suites are thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis.
  • All air-conditioning filters are cleaned and disinfected on each embarkation day before rooming takes place.
  • Umbrellas are now only available in rooms for individual use, with no shared umbrella stands in public areas.
  • In-room chocolate candy bowls are replaced at the end/beginning of each cruise.

EXCURSIONS:

  • All buses are cleaned and wiped with disinfectant before each use.
  • Face masks are also available on the buses, in addition to the staterooms.
  • Vox boxes are sanitized prior to embarkation and after each excursion.

CREW:

  • All crew receives professional health and hygiene training (HACCP) by an external consultant before each ship begins its sailing season, including training on how to look for symptoms.
  • All crew strictly adhere to social distancing requirements.
  • All crew undergo regular health screenings and are quarantined immediately if symptoms are present.
  • Hand sanitizer is readably available and mandated for use in all crew areas.
  • Crew quarters, public and private, are sanitized regularly.
  • All crew meals are served, with no self-service allowed.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 33 reviews - currently showing 7 reviews with comments only

This was our third river cruise with Uniworld and all have been excellent on every count. Cabin, dining, excursions, and service are all superior. All crew members contributed to making the passengers feel welcome and well cared for. We feel that Uniworld provides a good value for their products.

Value for money, though it may seems expensive compared to other cruise operators. Though the ship, River Queen, is built in 1999, but it is well maintained

Uniworld is always a class act. They have changed this itinerary slightly for 2019. It is a little shorter and focuses more on the Moselle, which is the more scenic of the 2 rivers.

Very pleased with the courtesy and professionalism shown throughout the process.

UnIworld River Cruise was outstanding. Even better than we thought. Everything was great.

Uniworld team was truly outstanding. They made you feel at home and personalized their service well beyond most expectations. An exceptional experience!

Uniworld is a wonderful provider. I was treated in every way like a queen. The staff is courteous, professional, and caring. Anytime one of your travelers is waffling on a river cruise provider, send them my way for the highest recommendation of Uniworld!

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