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Grand Central Europe (2024) (Vienna to Basel)

From Vienna, Austria to Basel, Switzerland
Length: 15 Days - Departs: Wed, May 29, 2024
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Departure
May 29, 2024
Arrival
Jun 12, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

Begin your journey in the picturesque city of Basel and end in imperial Vienna, two showstopping destinations to highlight your cruise. Along the way, you’ll cruise through 3 different rivers—the Rhine, Main and Danube—to visit Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria. You’ll visit the resort town of Baden-Baden and climb to the treetops of Bamberg, wander the palatial residences of historic rulers and venture into the Bavarian forest. Taste Rheingau wines and German beers at the source. Wonder at the Wachau Valley’s riverscapes and the equally incredible agricultural products grown there. This adventure is full of memorable moments from first to last. Grand Central Europe is a combination of Rhine River Valley and Authentic Danube.

  1. Day 1
    Vienna (Embark)
    Wed, May 29, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Vienna
    Thu, May 30, 2024
    On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy. The city is known for its imperial palaces, famous residents, and expansive art collections.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Weissenkirchen, Melk
    Fri, May 31, 2024
    Start your day in the heart of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouth watering apricot treats. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses, and beautiful courtyards. The Melk Abbey is a baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Engelhartszell, Passau, Vilshofen
    Sat, Jun 01, 2024
    A new day brings new experiences in the forest-lined district of Engelhartszell. Experience Germany’s great outdoors by biking along the Danube River. 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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Deggendorf, Straubing
    Sun, Jun 02, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Regensburg
    Mon, Jun 03, 2024
    The nearly 2,000-year-old history of Regensburg begins with a Roman fort in 90 AD, from which Regensburg grew into the large and prosperous trade center that it became in the last few centuries of the Medieval period. This long history has been excellently preserved through Regensburg’s iconic architecture—particularly its many Gothic and Romanesque churches and Patrician houses.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Nuremberg
    Tue, Jun 04, 2024
    The archetypal medieval German city, Nuremberg was once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, housing many German kings in the Kaiserburg castle complex. Later, this city became the epicenter of the Nazi party. When the end of WWII left Nuremberg almost completely leveled, it was chosen to be the site of the war crimes tribunal—the Nuremberg Trials. Now, most of the city has been restored, including the old castle.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Nuremberg
    Wed, Jun 05, 2024
    Other passengers are heading home today, but you are only halfway through your marvelous holiday. Enjoy a day of leisure exploring beautiful and historic Nuremberg.
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Bamberg
    Thu, Jun 06, 2024
    Bamberg in its entirety is not only described as beautiful but has often been regarded as one of Germany’s most attractive settlements, with its picturesque architecture, intersecting canals and rivers, and charming stores and restaurants, all framed by rolling hills.
  10. Day 10
    Würzburg
    Fri, Jun 07, 2024
    The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the region’s history through the European Renaissance. It even contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco by Tiepolo. Visit the Residence and its carefully restored gardens or get to know the Würzburg wine scene with a tasting.
  11. Day 11
    Miltenberg
    Sat, Jun 08, 2024
    The perfect German town calls for a day full of quintessential German experiences. Resting on the left bank of the Main, Miltenberg is classically quaint with its charming squares, farmland, biking and pedestrian paths, impressive castles, and one of Germany’s oldest inns.
  12. Day 12
    Mainz
    Sun, Jun 09, 2024
    Your day in Mainz includes a visit to one of Germany's most stunning locales: Heidelberg.
  13. Day 13
    Rastatt (Baden-Baden), Strasbourg
    Mon, Jun 10, 2024
    Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops. While we’re docked here today, make sure to get out and explore this charming town—but you won’t want to miss our day trip to the blissful spa town of Baden-Baden.
  14. Day 14
    Breisach
    Tue, Jun 11, 2024
    Breisach is often referred to as the gateway to the Black Forest, which you will venture into on today's excursion.
  15. Day 15
    Basel (Disembark)
    Wed, Jun 12, 2024
    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 EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg airport for your flight home.

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Austria, France, 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
4.3
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.6
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 24 reviews - currently showing 9 reviews with comments only

I thoroughly enjoyed this river cruise along the Danube. Everything was as advertised. We were met at the airport and arrived early to our ship. The Uniworld staff was amazing! I definitely recommend this cruise.

Small group on ship. Great for meeting new people. Great friendly professional staff. Excellent food. Depending on destinations excursions are good. This was our second time with Uniworld. First was Italy. That was unbelievable.

OUR TRAVEL AGENT KEVIN ORR WAS EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE TO OUR TRAVEL DESIRES. HE MADE EVERY EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE OUR REQUESTS AND OVERALL WE WERE SUPREMELY PLEASED BY OUR TRIP AND THE EFFORTS MADE AFFORDABLE TOURS ON OUR BEHALF

Thye price we paid was well below the value of the services we received!

Uniworld is the best. They go the extra mile to please everyone.

Uniworld is absolutely the best provider of river cruises in Europe. The staff is superb, friendly, and totally professional.

Uniworld once again has done an excellent job. This is our fourth trip on a UniWorld Riv er Cruise. All tours are included and we got to chose upon numerous tours each day

Uniworld is super! They just do river cruising right.

This was my fifth trip w/Uniworld - - I think that speaks for itself.

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