Danube Discovery & Prague

Passau, Germany
11 Days from $3,599 per person

Explore the wonders of the Danube and the pride of the Czech Republic—Prague on this luxurious, all-inclusive European river cruise.

Explore historic capitals, including Vienna, home to a treasure trove of imperial art; Prague, the beautifully preserved Gothic, Renaissance and baroque city that boasts a unique architectural heritage of its own; UNESCO-designated Regensburg; and the old walled city of Nuremberg. Discover 17th-century Italian artistry in Passau, medieval intrigue and modern-day microbrewing in Straubing and magnificent baroque architecture in Melk. Get a sense of the land as you bicycle along a riverside path, and feel the wind in your hair while you ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon.

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Tour Pace: Leisurely
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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).

  2. Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

  3. See Vienna’s top sights on a panoramic tour showcasing the city’s architectural heritage, followed by a stroll to the State Opera House for a guided tour. As an alternative, view the Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, a remarkable collection that includes his most famous painting—The Kiss.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  4. After cruising through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy various activities in Weissenkirchen—stroll through the village, sample apricot-infused delicacies, taste local wines and hike through a vineyard. Or you may visit Melk’s famous abbey. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Captain's Welcome Reception & Gala Dinner
  5. Your guided walking discovery tour of Passau is a fine introduction to this charming and well-preserved town, strategically situated at the confluence of three rivers. You will also have free time to roam on your own. Or, you can choose to cycle along one of the most scenic sections of the Danube’s riverside bike path with an expert guide.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  6. Ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon, stopping to sample freshly baked bread en route to a renowned glassmaking workshop. If you’d like some exercise, take a guided bike ride along the Danube instead. Return to the ship and savor the beautiful scenery on the way to Straubing, where you’ll spend the day and have a choice of activities.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  7. Regensburg is one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, and your tour provides a concise overview of its fascinating 2,000-year history. For a different perspective, explore sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, dating back more than a thousand years, or tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. 

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  8. After cruising the most scenic parts of the Main-Danube Canal, head ashore in Nuremberg for a panoramic tour. Or take a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including Courtroom 600, the venue for the historic Nuremberg Trials. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. 

    Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Captain's Farewell Reception & Gala Dinner
  9. Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Prague.

  10. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Prague, then cross Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square to see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Or, take a tour of the old Jewish quarter, which features Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery, the Old New Synagogue and the Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims. 

    Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.

  11. Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.


  • All Meals All Meals
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Professional Cruise Management Professional Cruise Management
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • All Gratuities All Gratuities
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Six-Star Ships Six-Star Ships


  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water


  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador
  • 2 nights in Prague at the Boscolo Prague (or similar) with breakfast
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days


  • 3 countries
  • 7 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks


  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Maria Theresa: A Woman Shaping European Politics”
  • Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures
Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
asterisk 4 May 17 14 May 17 $4049$3899pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,899 pp
13 May 17 23 May 17 $4049$3899pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,899 pp
asterisk 1 Jun 17 11 Jun 17 $4049$3899pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,899 pp
10 Jun 17 20 Jun 17 $4049$3899pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,899 pp
asterisk 29 Jun 17 9 Jul 17 $4049$3899pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,899 pp
8 Jul 17 18 Jul 17 $3949$3799pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,799 pp
asteriskcheck-mark 28 Jul 17 7 Aug 17 $3949$3799pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,799 pp
check-mark 5 Aug 17 15 Aug 17 $3949$3799pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,799 pp
asterisk 24 Aug 17 3 Sep 17 $4149$3999pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,999 pp
2 Sep 17 12 Sep 17 $4449$4299pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$4,299 pp
asterisk 21 Sep 17 1 Oct 17 $4049$3899pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,899 pp
30 Sep 17 10 Oct 17 $3949$3799pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,799 pp
asterisk 19 Oct 17 29 Oct 17 $3849$3699pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,699 pp
28 Oct 17 7 Nov 17 $3749$3599pp Early BookingBook by Jan 16
$3,599 pp

*These departures operate in reverse.

Generations Family Program on these departures.

NOTE: Flights must arrive between 5am and 5pm and depart between 6am and 6pm. Airport arrival and departure transfers are included on arrival and departure days only.

Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Price shown is per person based on two people sharing a twin bedded Stateroom and cruise in category 3 Cabin. Single rooms are available at a supplement.  Cabin upgrades available at a supplement. Port Charges included.

Early Booking and Pay in Full Discounts vary based on Stateroom category.

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details. 

Frequent Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the price of the vacation.

Special Discounts and Promotions: At times we offer discounted departures. These discounts are valid for new bookings only and are not combinable with any other discounts other than our Frequent Traveler Discount and $100 AARP Member Discount. Other restrictions may apply, please call for details.

Cancellation Penalties: 90-60 days prior to departure: 35%; 59-30 days prior to departure: 50%; 29-1 days prior to departure: 80%; Day of departure: 100%.


  • U.S. citizens traveling to  Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria  must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.

  • The currency in the Czech Republic is the Koruna, and in Germany and Austria is the Euro. While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive on your trip, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


Add An Optional Cruise Extension Package:


Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Hilton Vienna Plaza (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Visit to the House of Music
  • Klosterneuburg wine, art and gardens
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

From $629 per person (single supplement $339)
Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Vienna.

Length: 361 ft / Width: 37.5 ft / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 116 / Staff: 41

Suite: 4 (256 sq ft) / Staterooms: 54 (128 sq ft) / Rivers: Rhine River, Danube River

Understated elegance makes the intimate 116-passenger River Ambassador an ideal place to savor Europe’s renowned scenery and centuries-old cultural heritage. An eclectic art collection adorns the walls, and every stateroom and suite is beautifully and uniquely decorated, making for a truly luxurious and one-of-a-kind ship.

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Lavishly appointed riverview suite (256 sq ft - 24 sq m) with a French balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Additional special amenities and services

Category 1

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (128 sq ft - 12 sq m) with a French balcony 

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Category 2-3

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (128 sq ft - 12 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Features & Amenities

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options.

Our meticulously designed ships feature enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Serenity River Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views.







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