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Countries

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia ...more Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
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Locations

Passau, Linz, Grein, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest ...more Passau, Linz, Grein, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

Enchanting Christmas & New Year's

2023
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11
Days
From
$5,899
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises
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Countries

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia ...more Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
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Locations

Passau, Linz, Grein, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest ...more Passau, Linz, Grein, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

Arrive at Munich Airport. 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 docked in Passau.

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Meals Dinner

Old-town Passau is built on a spit of land that looks almost like a ship with its narrow prow jutting into the water, a fitting shape for a city that has been an important center of river trade since it was founded by the ancient Romans. Today a local expert shows you the highlights of this delightful and accessible town located at the confluence of three rivers— the Danube, Inn and Ilz.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour

Passau walking tour

Your ship docks in Linz today. From there, you’ll travel to the alpine cities of Salzburg and Oberndorf for a delightful full-day excursion. Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg, is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. Fans of “The Sound of Music” may recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town, the site of a grand cathedral and a wonderful Christmas Market. You’ll also visit the nearby town of Oberndorf, where the world’s most beloved Christmas carol was composed and performed for the first time.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Full-day Salzburg and Oberndorf

Full-day Salzburg and Oberndorf

Your diary entry for today will say “Cocktails with the princess at the castle.” Raise a glass with a bona fide member of Austrian royalty at her 13th-century home, Artstetten Castle, and hear some intriguing tales about her Habsburg ancestors. Also on the agenda—a walk through charming Grein and a peek inside Austria’s oldest theater.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Grein walking tour with oldest Austrian theater

Grein walking tour with oldest Austrian theater

Private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg Royalty

Private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg Royalty

Melk Abbey has an unexpectedly opulent library filled not only with rare and precious books but also secret doors and optical illusions. After your visit, cruise the Wachau Valley to the tiny village of Dürnstein, where you can browse the shops selling apricot schnapps, hike up to the ruins of a castle, taste mulled wine and attend an organ concert at a local church. Your river adventure today takes you through one of the most beautiful regions in Austria, bookended by two picturesque and historic towns, Melk and Dürnstein.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Melk Abbey with library visit

Melk Abbey with library visit

Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery

Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery

Renowned for its art and architecture, its classical music, its decadent pastries and its lengthy list of famous former residents, the refined city of Vienna is a cultural treasure trove. Experience the city with your choice of tours, followed by an evening concert of Mozart and Strauss, performed at a 12th-century monastery.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Vienna - Imperial city highlights

Vienna - Imperial city highlights

or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour

“Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour

Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum

“Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum

Private Mozart and Strauss concert

Private Mozart and Strauss concert

A day of free time to explore Vienna at your leisure awaits. Maybe the Viennese love for music, food, drink and stunning architecture will compel you to visit one of the many pubs, coffeehouses, wine taverns, art museums and sprawling palaces.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner

Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery and intrigue, and its small capital city has an unexpectedly colorful history. You’ll learn more about Bratislava’s past from a local expert, then have free time to check out the whimsical street art and sample delicious delicacies found only in Slovakia.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Bratislava - small but precious walking tour

Bratislava - small but precious walking tour

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Get a taste of this dynamic capital city with your choice of tours.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Budapest panoramic highlights with Opera House visit

Budapest panoramic highlights with Opera House visit

Start off the New Year on a high note with an excursion to a village of talented artisans and craftspeople who live and create beautiful things together. The village is also home to two museums you’re welcome to visit—one devoted to lovely ceramics and the other to the art of marzipan.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Featured Excursions: Szentendre Artists’ village

Szentendre Artists’ village

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 the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

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Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
Dining
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 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
Excursions
  • 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Taste of Christmas” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 10-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stately S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Experiences
  • 4 countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
Ship Information
Grand Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (410 sq ft - 38 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
  • The Grand Suite offers extra benefits, including a separate spacious living room, bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area
Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (305 sq ft - 28.3 sq m) with an open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Deluxe Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with an open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
French Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162 sq ft - 15 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
S.S. Maria Theresa Deck Plan
Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Classic
  $5,899
French Balcony
  $6,999
Deluxe Balcony
  $8,399
Suite
  $10,899
Grand Suite
  $13,699
Cruise Itinerary: Passau to Budapest Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $300 per person
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