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Eastern Europe Escape

Operated by: U by Uniworld

8 Days from $2,799 per person
Horsecab in Vienna, Austria

Countries Visited

Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia ...more Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia

Locations Visited

Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Mohács, Novi Sad, Belgrade ...more Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Mohács, Novi Sad, Belgrade
  1. Day 1 Vienna (Embark)

    Step onboard the iconic black ship The A, a modern floating hotel, and your home for the next eight days. Your adventure begins today.

  2. Day 2 Vienna

    Included Excursion: Stephansplatz Metro

    U+ Excursions:
    Vienna's Best
    Viennese Cooking Class
    Schönbrunn After Hours
    Rock Me, Amadeus
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    Stephansplatz Metro
    Explore Vienna on your own. We’ll guide you on the metro to Stephansplatz, the heart of the city. You can shop, stop in a café or pub, or explore the sights. We’ll be happy to give you recommendations.

    U+ Excursion: Vienna's Best
    It’s hard to decide what’s the best in Vienna when it’s all so good— but we promise you’ll see a lot. You’ll get a feel for the city, taste some specialties and we’ll point out a few cafés you should definitely return to.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    U+ Excursion: Viennese Cooking Class
    Have you ever wanted to test your culinary skills at Wiener schnitzel? Now’s your chance. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Viennese cooking class without apple strudel.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    U+ Excursion: Schönbrunn After Hours
    We’re pretty sure it’s everyone’s dream to be in a castle after it’s closed. We’re doing it at Schönbrunn Palace—an architectural marvel. You’ll take a guided tour and see the quarters of the emperor and empress.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    U+ Excursion: Rock Me, Amadeus
    While the name of this show is a tribute to the famous song, this concert includes classical music of famous composers like Mozart and Strauss.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3 Bratislava

    Included Excursion: Bohemian Dreamin'

    U+ Excursions:
    Retro Bratislava
    Taste of Bratislava
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.


    Bohemian Dreamin'
    As artistic as they come, Bratislava’s Old Town is a showstopper. Get ready for colorful buildings, quaint squares and remarkable architecture at every turn.

    U+ Excursion: Retro Bratislava
    We’re riding in style for this tour—literally. Pile into a legendary Czechoslovak Škoda car and we’ll set off for a historical tour filled with communist monuments and stories from those who lived it.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    U+ Excursion: Taste of Bratislava
    While a small city, there’s so much to see, and taste, here. We’ll walk through courtyards, curvy alleys and medieval streets while learning Bratislava’s history. Beer and savory Slovakian treats await you at the end.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4 Budapest

    Included Excursions:
    Budapest’s Best
    The Bright Lights of Budapest

    U+ Excursions:
    Budapest Rock Hospital
    Soak It In
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.


    Budapest’s Best
    We’re certain this tour alone will make you fall in love. We’ll take you to one of Budapest’s famous ruin bars, a concept unique to this city. Of course, no tour would be complete without passing by the legendary Parliament building and a stop at a delicious food hall. You’re in for a treat.

    The Bright Lights of Budapest
    Budapest dazzles at night. We’ll explore this vibrant city once the sun goes down to see it fully illuminated. Afterward, you’ll have the opportunity to explore on your own – we recommend checking out the famous ruin pubs.

    U+ Excursion: Budapest Rock Hospital
    Dig deep into the history of Budapest's underground...literally...to uncover the secrets of the subterranean Hospital in the Rock. Steeped in Cold War mystique, this abandoned hospital was transformed into a secret nuclear bomb shelter—and hospital/torture chamber for prisoners—during the height of US/Soviet tensions in the 1950s. It was so secret that once it was abandoned in 1970, a single couple continued to live here as caretakers, telling no one what they did. Tour this cavernous enigma where original hospital equipment and more than 200 wax figures representing the staff who worked here haunt this site of heroism and horror.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    U+ Excursion: Soak It In
    Of course, you haven’t done Budapest until you’ve visited one of their thermal baths. Following a hike up to Gellért Hill, we’re headed to Gellért Spa, which is as much of a spa as it is a true work of art. This stunning 13th-century Art Nouveau building has both indoor and outdoor pools and significantly fewer crowds.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5 Mohács

    Included Excursion: Bike to Mohács with Watermill Visit

    U+ Excursions:
    Croatia Day Trip
    Pécs Marks the Spot
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.


    Bike to Mohács with Watermill Visit
    A short bike ride will take us to a family-owned watermill that can be powered by the river or body muscle. It’s time to find out if you have the strength to power a windmill. Afterward, take a swim in the river.

    U+ Excursion: Croatia Day Trip
    A neighbor of Hungary, Croatia is too beautiful to miss. We’ll take a bus across the border, where you’ll have a traditional Croatian lunch with a local family. After, we’ll head to the town of Karanac, which houses a famous museum and one of the best restaurants in the country.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    U+ Excursion: Pécs Marks the Spot
    Time to show us your competitive side! Teams set out on a treasure hunt through the city to find notable landmarks with clues and surprises awaiting you each step of the way. Guides will be available to give you hints and orient you through the city. Grab a celebratory drink at the end and hear stories about the amazing places you have seen.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Novi Sad

    Included Excursion: Intro to Novi Sad

    U+ Excursions:
    Canoe the Danube
    Petrovaradin P.M.
    Cooking Class Farm to Table
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.


    Intro to Novi Sad
    As the second-largest city in Serbia, there’s plenty to see here. We’ll take you on a walk around town where you can see some of the best sights, and find out where you want to explore on your own.

    U+ Excursion: Canoe the Danube
    Encounter the thrill of the river by canoeing through the beautiful blue Danube. Experience the Serbian countryside in a new light, then finish your experience with a traditional fisherman's meal.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    U+ Excursion: Petrovaradin P.M.
    Overlooking the city of Novi Sad, Petrovaradin Fortress stands as one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Dating back to the 18th century, this historic fort now acts as an arts center for the city, hosting music festivals and events throughout the year. Discover the legends and stories of this fortress connected to its underground tunnels on this evening walk.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    U+ Excursion: Cooking Class Farm to Table
    Sitting directly between the East and West, Serbia has carved out its own distinct cuisine, pulling inspiration from European and Middle Eastern dishes. Try out your culinary skills as you taste and test out a few staple dishes using locally-grown ingredients. Vegetarians and vegans beware, Serbian cuisine is very meat-centric.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Belgrade

    Included Excursions:
    Belgrade's Best
    Changing Gears

    U+ Excursions:
    Paddle On
    Belgrade Below Ground
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.


    Belgrade's Best
    One of the oldest cities on the continent, Belgrade seamlessly blends old and new with its high culture and fun-loving spirit. We’ll show you some of the city’s most important—and beautiful—buildings, while tasting traditional Serbian snacks.

    Changing Gears
    Rise and shine! Today we’re biking to the Ada Ciganlija recreation area, a natural escape for the city dwellers of Belgrade complete with a golf course, great cafés and a lake that many refer to as Belgrade’s Sea.

    U+ Excursion: Paddle On
    An adventure awaits on this kayak excursion to Great War Island, a green oasis situated where the Sava and Danube Rivers meet. If you’re fortunate, you might spot some of the creatures that inhabit the island before heading back to the hustle and bustle of the city.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

    U+ Excursion: Belgrade Below Ground
    Lagums, or cellars, have a fascinating history in Belgrade. We’ll be exploring one that has been turned into a wine cellar. You’ll taste Serbian wines, enjoy a few bites and learn about the history of lagums.
    Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

  8. Day 8 Belgrade (Disembark)

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining

  • Our chefs bring a taste of your destinations onboard for a creative dining experience, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.
  • Three included meals served in Dine restaurant every day, based on the daily schedule.
  • Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options
  • Local wine and beer with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited coffee, tea and water

Accommodations

  • 7-nights on board a modern, all-black river cruise ship, The A
  • Every room comes complete with super comfy Savoir mattresses, Bluetooth speakers, a TV, USB charging ports, unlimited Wi-Fi and an awesome view.
  • A comfortable, stylish U Lounge is the main hub of the ship and has its own bar, fun board games and a foosball table for free time onboard.
  • A rooftop lounge for casual dining, dancing to music from local DJs, open-air hangouts and just lounging as we float down the river.
  • A glass-enclosed, rooftop Ice Bar serves up signature cocktails and craft beers.
  • The Gym is fully stocked with treadmills, TRX bands, yoga mats, free weights and more.
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi

Excursions

  • 4 Countries (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia) and 22 excursions
  • Daily U excursions are included and a great way to get an authentic feel for the city. These are often biking or walking tours that focus on history and culture.
  • U+ Excursions are extra-special experiences, designed by our destination experts, that can be booked for an additional price.
  • For some DIY exploration, just ask our dedicated U Hosts for recommendations on what to check out in town. Night life? Restaurants? Must-see views? We’ve got you covered.

Onboard Activities Include

  • Join our onboard wellness coach for daily morning yoga and other fitness classes like plyometrics or circuit training.
  • Dance the night away with themed parties, from a 70s, 80s, 90s night to karaoke.
  • Learn to make our signature cocktails in a Mixology Class with our master bartender.
  • Let the creativity flow with Paint & Wine on the top deck.

All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.

All gratuities included.

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 $190 per person.

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request Trip prices are based on double occupancy; single supplement discounts are available on select departures, call us at 1-877-622-9109 for more info
Classic French Balcony Suite Availability Price
Start Date: Fri, May 14, 2021
Return Date: Fri, May 21, 2021
The A
$2,799 pp $3,299 pp $5,299 pp Request Quote
Start Date: Fri, Jun 11, 2021
Return Date: Fri, Jun 18, 2021
The A
$2,999 pp $3,499 pp $5,499 pp Request Quote
Start Date: Fri, Jul 9, 2021
Return Date: Fri, Jul 16, 2021
The A
$2,799 pp $3,299 pp $5,299 pp Request Quote
Start Date: Fri, Aug 6, 2021
Return Date: Fri, Aug 13, 2021
The A
$2,799 pp $3,299 pp $5,299 pp Request Quote
Start Date: Fri, Aug 20, 2021
Return Date: Fri, Aug 27, 2021
The A
$2,799 pp $3,299 pp $5,299 pp Request Quote
Ship Information

The A

Cruising the Danube, you’ll call The A home for our Eastern European adventures.

Part boutique hotel, part yacht, part local hotspot

When your waterfront hotel is also your taxi, bar, favorite restaurant, nightclub, gym and yoga studio, travel becomes a bit more relaxed and a lot more hassle-free.

Onboard, you can expect everything you would find in your favorite boutique hotel. But here’s the best part. Your floating boutique hotel makes it extra easy to visit several European destinations on a single trip while only having to unpack once.

Rooftop Lounge

Grab a drink and meet us on the top deck for the best views in the house. The Rooftop Lounge is an open-air hangout with plenty of places to sit and chat with new friends. In the mornings, grab a mat and join a rooftop yoga class.

Ice Bar

This might be one of the coolest bars you've ever been to. The walls are on hydraulics so we can lower the whole room to fit under low bridges as we sail. Head up to the Ice Bar for some fun. Think signature U cocktails, craft beers, silent discos and international DJs.

Dine Restaurant

Your cruise includes three meals a day at our onboard restaurant Dine. Kick back at one of our communal dining tables with new friends and enjoy farm-to-table cuisine inspired by the destinations you'll visit.

U Lounge

Consider the U Lounge the main hub of the ship. Meet up with the group before you head out for the day, or stop by for a drink from our well-stocked bar before or after dinner. You'll also be able to join mixology and paint & wine classes here throughout your cruise.

Bedrooms

All of our bedrooms include waterfront views, super comfy Savoir mattresses, built-in Bluetooth speakers, flatscreen TVs, plenty of outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports), ample storage space and a safe. Our Suites include a french balcony, a desk, a table and chairs. Our Balcony bedrooms include a french balcony. Our Studio Triple bedrooms include adjustable mood lighting, one lofted bed and one bunk bed.

Each bedroom has it's own private luxe marble bathroom that's stocked with Bee Kind bath products. Our suite bathrooms are even more spacious, complete with double vanities, heated mirrors, towel warmers, comfy robes and slippers.

Gym

Keep your workout routine intact while on vacation. The Gym has treadmills, TRX bands, yoga mats, free weights and other equipment to keep you in shape. Looking to take your workout onshore? Grab a bike from the top deck or ask our Wellness Coach to set up a hike for you. So go ahead, have that second scoop of homemade ice cream.

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