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Alluring Amsterdam & Vienna

15 Days from $5,999 per person

Style: Boutique River Cruises | Pace: Leisurely

Authentic experiences and local encounters are in store on your cruise along the most scenic parts of the Main, Rhine and Danube rivers. Delight in the full spectrum of Europe’s culture, history, art, architecture, cuisine and numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites resting along some of the most legendary rivers.

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Authentic experiences and local encounters are in store on your cruise along the most scenic parts of the Main, Rhine and Danube rivers. Delight in the full spectrum of Europe’s culture, history, art, architecture, cuisine and numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites resting along some of the most legendary rivers.

  1. Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If your cruise/tour 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.

    meal(s):Dinner
  2. Experience the magic and beauty of Amsterdam via a canal cruise, before visiting the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, or strolling through Amsterdam’s canal-lined streets. Holland’s largest city, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a cosmopolitan flair to match its historic architecture. Here, even the simplest shop has a distinctive charm, and every street has a story to tell. You’re going to want to listen.

    Featured Excursion:
    Amsterdam canals and famous Rijksmuseum
    Choice of “Let’s Go” Amsterdam stroll and savor Dutch delights

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Welcome Dinner
  3. You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch.

    Featured Excursion:
    Expert guided tour and introduction to Gothic architecture : Cologne Cathedral - vision of light
    Choice of Cologne "Do as the Locals Do"

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument, built to celebrate the re-establishment of the German empire in the late 19th century. You may choose to visit a renowned vineyard or, for a more active jaunt, take a vineyard hike that includes a picnic with the wine made famous by the region.

    Featured Excursion:
    World of Rhine Wines—the best Rhine Rieslings paired with artisanal refined cheeses
    Choice of Vineyard hike & wine picnic

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. 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. It’s so picture-perfect that the historic center of the town has often served as a filming location.

    Featured Excursion:
    Choice of Miltenberg Village Day with brewery visit, farm visits, paint and wine class and biking along the Main River

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. 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. Get outdoors and enjoy a scenic hike around Festung Marienberg, a prominent landmark that was previously home to a long line of prince-bishops. If you’re feeling hungry, venture to Hohenlohe Slow Food Academy and awaken your taste buds with a wine and slow food tasting in Weikersheim village.

    Featured Excursion:
    Würzburg Residence and Court Gardens
    Choice of “Let’s Go” hike to Festung Marienberg

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Your day brings you to Volkach and the heart of the Franconian wine country. It’s a region full of overwhelming natural beauty, rooted communities, marvelous flavors and villages that have been making wine for countless generations. Explore the town and its surrounding countryside, with stops at the breathtaking Main horseshoe bend, the Gothic-styled pilgrimage church of St. Mary of the Assumption and Vogelsburg Castle, where we’ll treat you to stunning views, Franconian Prosecco, regional chocolates and more. If you’re looking for more of an active exploration, cycle, hike or paddle in and around the Main’s river loop.

    Featured Excursions:
    Heart of the Franconian Wine Country: Wine & Architecture, Wine & Panoramas, Wine & Chocolate
    Volkach village stroll with six historic stops
    Choice of Beating Heart of the Franconian Wine Country: cycle, hike or paddle the main loop

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. 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 ravishing architecture, intersecting canals and rivers, and charming stores and restaurants, all framed by rolling hills. Browse antique stores, taste-test smoked beer at a brewery (did we mention it’s the Franconian beer capital?) and marvel at its historic building-lined narrow medieval streets. After you’ve experienced Bamberg’s village life, see it from above with a hike up Michaelsberg Hill, taking in the sights and sounds as you trek through tranquil paths.

    Featured Excursion:
    Choice of Bamberg: life is good or “Let’s Go” hiking over the hills in Bamberg

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Start in Nuremberg and explore its role in German history. Like much of Germany during the World War II era, Nuremberg and its residents faced extreme oppression. To commemorate Germany and its inhabitants’ struggle during that time period, the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds museum was erected. The fascinating exhibits provide travelers the unique opportunity to understand and unravel Nazi Germany. Or choose to tour 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 Party Rally grounds
    Choice of Nuremberg panoramic highlights tour with Nuremberg Castle and downtown walk

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  10. 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 cutting-edge plant and learn how it’s manufactured millions of cars. Futuristic and antiquated, it’s the best of both worlds in Regensburg.

    Featured Excursion:
    “2000 Years in One Hour”
    Choice of BMW factory visit

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Arrive in the afternoon in the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where 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 (way to go, Passau) or set out on a panoramic tour of the city with mini hikes to the best vistas. Your afternoon brings new experiences in the forest-dotted district of Engelhartszell. Experience Bavaria’s great outdoors on a scenic bike ride along the Danube to Engelhartszell.

    Featured Excursion:
    Passau City of Three Rivers and Italian charm: Old Town walk
    Choice of Passau Vistas: panoramic tour with mini hikes or “Let’s Go” Danube bike trail

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Natural wonders of the Wachau Valley and exquisite food and wine are on the menu for your day in Dürnstein. Meander around the town’s beautiful streets lined with wildly photogenic buildings and restaurants teeming with wine produced on the outskirts of town. You won’t want to miss a sampling of the region’s most acclaimed wines at Austria’s oldest wine estate, Nikolaihof. Join a saffron workshop and get an exclusive look at the making of the spice as precious as gold.

    Featured Excursion:
    Dürnstein village stroll and exclusive excursion to Nikolaihof
    Choice of Durnstein village stroll and exclusive Saffron workshop

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
  13. Arrive in Vienna and get ready for a myriad of exclusive-to-Uniworld excursions just waiting to be discovered, such as a “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum where the doors will open early just for you as you join an art historian for a tour, or a panoramic tour of the city’s Ringstrasse, a circular grand boulevard that surrounds Vienna’s Old Town historic district and famous monuments. The Viennese’s love for music, food, drink and grandiose architecture is abundant and evident everywhere you’ll go. Itching to encounter Vienna in an authentic way? Look no further than its beloved pubs, coffeehouses and wine taverns serving everything from Wiener Schnitzel to apple strudel to Grüner Vetliner wines. If there’s ever been a time to indulge, it’s now.

    Featured Excursion:
    Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum
    Choice of Vienna: Imperial city highlights or “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Enjoy a full day of leisure in Vienna, with the choice to explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic and musical legacy. 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. It’s a good thing you have plenty of time.

    Featured Excursion:
    Full day of leisure in Vienna

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. 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 Vienna International Airport for your flight home.

    meal(s):Continental/Buffet Breakfast
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Amsterdam to Vienna
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Vienna to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam to Vienna
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Vienna to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam to Vienna
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Vienna to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam to Vienna
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Vienna to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam to Vienna
  • All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
  • 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 $340 per person.
  • AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive $100 Member Benefit Discount on all Uniworld River Cruises booked through Grand European Travel plus receive a free travel gift.
  • Past Travelers receive additional savings. Call for details.
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Dining

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
  • 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

Accommodations

  • 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite elegant River Princess
  • 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

Excursions

  • 13 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experiences

  • 3 countries: Austria, Germany, The Netherlands
  • 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
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    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.

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COLORFUL CONTRASTS EMPHASIZE HER DASHING DIVERSITY

Bright green in one room, yellow in the next, and black and white in the room after that. The stylish contrasts all live together in harmony on this jewel of a vessel. Original art includes works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Marc Chagall.

Click HERE to view a pdf of ship facts (and click HERE to download software to open a pdf file).

 

Inaugurated: 2001
Renovated: 2011
Guests: 128
Staff: 42

Suites: 4 (214 sq ft)
French Balcony: 18 (151 sq ft)
Deluxe: 34 (151 sq ft)
Classic: 8 (151 sq ft)

Length: 361 ft
Width: 37.5 ft
Voltage: 110/220 volts

SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 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, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Additional special amenities and services

FRENCH BALCONY

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 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, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

DELUXE

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 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, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

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. 

The stunning foyer of the 130-passenger River Princess sets an indulgent and luxurious tone for your European journey. Throughout the ship, jewel-tone greens, warm browns, and mix of black of white create a sophisticated ambiance, while stylish public areas—including a Main Lounge, a Sky Lounge, and a Captain’s Lounge and Library—provide comfortable places to curl up with a good book, chat with friends, or sip your favorite cocktail.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland must have a current passport 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 Netherlands, France, and Germany is the Euro (€) and the currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive, 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 bringing 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. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. 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 24 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.

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    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.

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Add An Optional Cruise Extension Package:

Vienna

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all gratuities, service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Vienna "Do as the Locals Do" walking discovery tour
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Pricing:

$699 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $399.

Additional fees may apply, please call for pricing. 

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Vienna.

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    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.

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