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European Jewels (2024) (Amsterdam to Budapest)

From Amsterdam, Netherlands to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 16 Days - Departs: Thu, Sep 05, 2024
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Departure
Sep 05, 2024
Arrival
Sep 20, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube and the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo will leave you mesmerized. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten-path gems.

  1. Day 1
    Amsterdam (Embark)
    Thu, Sep 05, 2024
    Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. 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
    Amsterdam
    Fri, Sep 06, 2024
    Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a delightful tour of the Straat Museum. Afterwards, explore the city's canals by boat.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Cologne
    Sat, Sep 07, 2024
    Enjoy a delightful tour of Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its stunning Renaissance façade. Wander through the historical center and take in its charming atmosphere and narrow alleyways flanked by old houses. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore the city on your own.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Rüdesheim
    Sun, Sep 08, 2024
    Experience the most spectacular scenery on the Rhine this morning as you cruise past the famous Middle Rhine Valley. Later, experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one of two ways today. Take in spectacular views of the region’s famous vineyards from the perspective of an aerial cable car, or venture within an atmospheric medieval monastery and taste the Rieslings made on site. Like many cities along the Rhine, Rüdesheim has a lengthy history that stretches back to Roman times. These days, the town is best known for its narrow avenue of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse and its impressive Niederwald Monument.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Frankfurt (Heidelberg)
    Mon, Sep 09, 2024
    Vibrant Frankfurt, often referred to as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, boasts world-class museums, soaring skyscrapers, cozy wine taverns and lovely parks. Choose a brief tour that gives you an overview of this major European financial and trade center. Alternatively, visit romantic Heidelberg and its Renaissance castle.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Wertheim
    Tue, Sep 10, 2024
    After today, you may never eat a pretzel again without thinking of the town of Wertheim. You’ll meet one of Germany’s best pretzel makers, as well as the owner of a historic wine estate. If you’re more in the mood for a scenic bike ride, you are welcome to do that instead.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Würzburg
    Wed, Sep 11, 2024
    Your ship will dock in the charming Franconian town of Würzburg, where you can visit the extraordinary Würzburg Residence, one of the most opulent baroque palaces in Europe.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Cruising the Main River, Kitzingen (Rothenburg)
    Thu, Sep 12, 2024
    Step into a fairytale version of the Middle Ages in Rothenburg and visit a medieval castle that’s been described as a miniature Versailles. Spend a relaxing day onboard as your ship wends its way along the Main River between Würzburg and Bamberg. It’s something of a truism to say that this route takes you from wine to beer, and you’ll see the transition as you sail past the vineyard-covered slopes around Würzburg toward Bavaria’s famous beer-brewing center, Bamberg. Along the way, you’ll pass delightful little villages and romantic castle ruins, drift under lovely old bridges, and have plenty of time to observe the fascinating variety of vessels plying the river, from heavily loaded barges to jaunty little pleasure craft.
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Bamberg
    Fri, Sep 13, 2024
    Your floating boutique hotel takes you to Bamberg today, a well-preserved town that offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times. Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper into the Franconian countryside to experience an authentic slice of rural life—including a tractor ride. Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops each one.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Nuremberg, Cruising the Main-Danube Canal
    Sat, Sep 14, 2024
    Head up to the top deck or find a seat with a good view—you won’t want to miss seeing the ship navigate its way through a marvel of modern engineering, the Main-Danube Canal. A formidable set of locks, 16 in all, lifts your ship to the crest of the European “continental divide.” Arrive in the archetypal medieval German city of Nuremberg. Nuremberg is justifiably famous for its gingerbread and pocket watches, and it was also the site of some key moments in 20th-century history. You’ll choose between two memorable ways of exploring this exceptional city. You can join a tour of a secret Nazi art bunker hidden underground, or you can accompany a local expert to the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Nazi Party Rally Grounds—the actual site of the Nazi Party rallies.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Regensburg
    Sun, Sep 15, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Passau
    Mon, Sep 16, 2024
    Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn, and Ilz— Passau is well known for its ornate baroque cathedral. Today, the city is unusually well preserved, having been spared the brunt of Allied bombing during WWII, as you’ll see on your walking tour.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Weissenkirchen (Melk)
    Tue, Sep 17, 2024
    Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau Valley. A local expert will show you around and introduce you to some regional delicacies, including a wine tasting. Prefer to go for baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinarily opulent library. Later, you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Vienna
    Wed, Sep 18, 2024
    Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Begin your day at the Vienna Art History Museum, then embark on a tour of the city's imperial highlights.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Budapest
    Thu, Sep 19, 2024
    Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part because of the way the city hugs the banks of the river, Budapest is an enchanting city that vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval and modern. Made up of two parts— Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—and divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital presents an array of architectural styles that reveal its long and varied history. You’ll have two enticing ways to experience the city—a panoramic guided tour aboard a motorcoach with a visit to the Parliament, or discover the Budapest that locals love on a special walking tour of the city’s most important landmarks.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  16. Day 16
    Budapest (Disembark)
    Fri, Sep 20, 2024
    Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home. Or you can extend your stay in beautiful Budapest with our exciting optional post-cruise extension.
    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Austria, Netherlands, Hungary, Germany

Rivers Visited

Main, Rhine, Danube

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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
4.4
Accommodations
4.2
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.2

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

Steven was available to us for over a year to answer, discuss, and revisit all concerns or questions. There wasn't a moment when we felt our concerns were met with nothing other than 100% attentiveness.

Great service on board this river cruise. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food and drinks were as advertised top shelf, and everything was truly all inclusive. The scenery while cruising was fantastic, and the cities and villages we visited were more than I expected.

We are Uniworld enthusiasts and expect a consistent level of comfort & service, which was no exception on this trip. We do have two issues that may or may not be in Uniworld's power to correct: 1) air temperature control was extremely poor on this trip in cabin & public areas alike; 2) Internet service was so bad we might as well not have had it at all. I don't expect any internet while cruising, of course; however, upon reaching all ports, I expect to have strong internet connections. In this day & age anything less is unacceptable. We were very disappointed on this trip & expect better of Uniworld in this regard.

The Uniworld river cruise exceeded my expectations.

In our opinion Uniworld is by far the best river cruise company in the industry! The all inclusive packages are wonderful. The staff on all of the ships go out of their way to do whatever is necessary to insure that you are comfortable and content.

Uniword delivered on its promise for a luxury cruise on the Danube from Passau to Budapest. The entire crew was very well-trained and provided outstanding service. The River Beatrice is an excellent ship. Food was delicuous and varied. The land tours were delivered by professional tour guides. The cities we visited were fascinating and it is likely we'll go back to visit several, especially Vienna and Budapest.

Our agent was able to secure a stateroom for our river cruise. This was the trip of our dreams on Uni-World! Would definitely use Uni-World and Affordabletours again!

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