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Countries

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

Locations

Budapest, Vienna, Dürnstein, Linz, Passau, Bratislava ...more Budapest, Vienna, Dürnstein, Linz, Passau, Bratislava

Enchanting Danube

2022
8
Days
From
$2,699
27 reviews
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises

Countries

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

Locations

Budapest, Vienna, Dürnstein, Linz, Passau, Bratislava ...more Budapest, Vienna, Dürnstein, Linz, Passau, Bratislava

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International 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.

Meals Dinner

Budapest is an enchanting city that presents a vibrant mix of medieval and modern.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Franz Liszt Academy Visit

Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Franz Liszt Academy Visit

or Budapest Walk with Local Treats

Budapest Walk with Local Treats

Your ship sets sail from Bratislava later this morning and heads for Vienna today. You may relax onboard all day, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and taking in the scenery as the ship wends its way along the Danube Bend. When you arrive in Vienna, you’ll cap off your day with a private concert of Mozart and Strauss at a stunning Viennese palace.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Bratislava - Small but Precious Walking Tour

Bratislava - Small but Precious Walking Tour

or "Let's Go" Hike to Bratislava Castle

"Let's Go" Hike to Bratislava Castle

Featured Excursions: Night Out: Private Mozart and Strauss Concert

Night Out: Private Mozart and Strauss Concert

Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the “City of Waltzes” with your choice of tours, as well as an expertly led tour of an extraordinary collection of art at the renowned Vienna Art History Museum.

You have leisure time after your tour to explore Vienna on your own. You might wish to visit the Albertina Museum, which houses one million old-master prints and an impressive collection of works by 19th- and 20th-century painters, ranging from Renoir to Rothko.If you’d like to get a little exercise and see a completely different side of Vienna, borrow a bike from the ship and explore Danube Island and Prater Park. (For a wonderful view of the region, ride the Ferris wheel in Prater Park.)

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Vienna - Imperial City Highlights

Vienna - Imperial City Highlights

or Vienna's Music and Composers

Vienna's Music and Composers

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

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

Dürnstein is one of our favorite towns along the Danube, a lovely place to wander cobblestone lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). You can also opt for a tasting or learn all about the world’s costliest spice from the Wachau Valley’s only saffron grower. Later, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library. You have two ports of call in the incredibly scenic valley, Dürnstein and Melk, and an assortment of delightful ways to explore this lovely region.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Dürnstein Wine Estate Visit with Tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Dürnstein Wine Estate Visit with Tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

or Dürnstein Village and Saffron Workshop MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Dürnstein Village and Saffron Workshop MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Featured Excursions: Melk Abbey with Library Visit

Melk Abbey with Library Visit

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Dürnstein Wine Estate Visit with Tasting

Dürnstein Wine Estate Visit with Tasting

Dürnstein Village and Saffron Workshop

Dürnstein Village and Saffron Workshop

Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. Linz may be best known for its famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a hotbed for the arts. See the sights with a local expert and visit a family at their farm in the countryside. Austria’s third-largest city, Linz boasts a long history of trading and textile manufacturing, but these days it is perhaps best known for its electronic arts and annual festival.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Full-Day in Salzburg with Sound of Music

Full-Day in Salzburg with Sound of Music

or Linz Town and Country: Linzertorte and Cider Farm Visit MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Linz Town and Country: Linzertorte and Cider Farm Visit MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Linz Town and Country: Linzertorte and Cider Farm Visit

Linz Town and Country: Linzertorte and Cider Farm Visit

Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one, as three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame—Europe’s largest pipe organ—or “Let’s Go” with an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Passau Three Rivers

Passau Three Rivers

“Let's Go” Bicycle Ride along the Inn River

“Let's Go” Bicycle Ride along the Inn River

or “Let's Go” Hike along the Ilz River

“Let's Go” Hike along the Ilz River

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Munich Airport for your flight home.

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.

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.

Meals Dinner

Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one, as three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame—Europe’s largest pipe organ—or “Let’s Go” with an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Passau Three Rivers

Passau Three Rivers

“Let's Go” Bicycle Ride along the Inn River

“Let's Go” Bicycle Ride along the Inn River

or “Let's Go” Hike along the Ilz River

“Let's Go” Hike along the Ilz River

Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. Linz may be best known for its famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a hotbed for the arts. See the sights with a local expert and visit a family at their farm in the countryside. Austria’s third-largest city, Linz boasts a long history of trading and textile manufacturing, but these days it is perhaps best known for its electronic arts and annual festival.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Full-Day in Salzburg with Sound of Music

Full-Day in Salzburg with Sound of Music

or Linz town and Country: Linzertorte and Cider Farm Visit MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Linz town and Country: Linzertorte and Cider Farm Visit MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Linz town and Country: Linzertorte and Cider Farm Visit

Linz town and Country: Linzertorte and Cider Farm Visit

This morning, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library.  Later, you will head to Dürnstein, one of our favorite towns along the Danube, a lovely place to wander cobblestone lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). You can also opt for a tasting or learn all about the world’s costliest spice from the Wachau Valley’s only saffron grower. You have two ports of call in the incredibly scenic valley, Dürnstein and Melk, and an assortment of delightful ways to explore this lovely region.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Dürnstein Wine Estate Visit with Tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Dürnstein Wine Estate Visit with Tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

or Dürnstein Village and Saffron Workshop MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Dürnstein Village and Saffron Workshop MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Featured Excursions: Melk Abbey with Library Visit

Melk Abbey with Library Visit

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Dürnstein Wine Estate Visit with Tasting

Dürnstein Wine Estate Visit with Tasting

Dürnstein Village and Saffron Workshop

Dürnstein Village and Saffron Workshop

Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the “City of Waltzes” with your choice of tours, as well as an expertly led tour of an extraordinary collection of art at the renowned Vienna Art History Museum.

You have leisure time after your tour to explore Vienna on your own. You might wish to visit the Albertina Museum, which houses one million old-master prints and an impressive collection of works by 19th- and 20th-century painters, ranging from Renoir to Rothko.If you’d like to get a little exercise and see a completely different side of Vienna, borrow a bike from the ship and explore Danube Island and Prater Park. (For a wonderful view of the region, ride the Ferris wheel in Prater Park.)

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Vienna - Imperial City Highlights

Vienna - Imperial City Highlights

or Vienna's Music and Composers

Vienna's Music and Composers

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

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

Night Out: Private Mozart and Strauss Concert

Night Out: Private Mozart and Strauss Concert

Your ship sets sail from Vienna and heads for Bratislava today. You may relax onboard all day, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and taking in the scenery as the ship wends its way along the Austrian Danube toward Bratislava. Although it’s not a large city, Bratislava has played a leading role in the politics and culture of the region for many centuries, and it is well worth a visit.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Bratislava - Small but Precious Walking Tour

Bratislava - Small but Precious Walking Tour

or "Let's Go" Hike to Bratislava Castle

"Let's Go" Hike to Bratislava Castle

Budapest is an enchanting city that presents a vibrant mix of medieval and modern.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Franz Liszt Academy Visit

Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Franz Liszt Academy Visit

or Budapest Walk with Local Treats

Budapest Walk with Local Treats

Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Budapest.

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
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Excursions
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Let's Go" and "Morning with the Masters" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
Accommodations
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the majestic 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
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.

August 2022
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Aug 28 Sun
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Classic
  $4,999
French Balcony
  $5,999
Deluxe Balcony
  $6,499
Cruise Itinerary: Budapest to Passau Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Aug 28 Sun
Sep 4 Sun
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Classic
  $4,699
French Balcony
  $5,699
Deluxe Balcony
  $6,199
Cruise Itinerary: Passau to Budapest Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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September 2022
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Sep 11 Sun
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Classic
  $4,599
French Balcony
  $5,599
Deluxe Balcony
  $6,099
Cruise Itinerary: Budapest to Passau Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Sep 11 Sun
Sep 18 Sun
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Classic
  $4,799
French Balcony
  $5,799
Cruise Itinerary: Passau to Budapest Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Sep 18 Sun
Sep 25 Sun
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Classic
  $4,799
French Balcony
  $5,799
Deluxe Balcony
  $6,299
Cruise Itinerary: Budapest to Passau Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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October 2022
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Oct 9 Sun
Oct 16 Sun
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Classic
  $4,199
French Balcony
  $5,199
Cruise Itinerary: Passau to Budapest Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
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Oct 16 Sun
Oct 23 Sun
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Classic
$6,999 $3,499
French Balcony
$7,999 $3,999
Cruise Itinerary: Budapest to Passau Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Oct 23 Sun
Oct 30 Sun
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Classic
  $2,999
French Balcony
  $3,999
Deluxe Balcony
  $4,499
Suite
  $6,299
Grand Suite
  $8,699
Cruise Itinerary: Passau to Budapest Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Nov 6 Sun
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Classic
$5,399 $2,699
French Balcony
$6,399 $3,199
Suite
  $8,699
Cruise Itinerary: Budapest to Passau Ship(s): S.S. Maria Theresa Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Reviews
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Trusted Customer
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Service
The Service received on board is 5 Star. The food is an experience in itself. All who work on the super ships are the most friendly, professional and respectful. I have recommended and brought on first timers with me on these cruises and they love it.
Vacation
First the staterooms are beautiful and comfortable. I enjoyed that everything was arranged for the local tours that provided historical information. Some tours were faster and did present problems for older adults.
Z Ming Ma
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Service
It was an easy experience. But then it was the repeat of an aborted booking two years ago cancelled because of my wife's illness. So by itself, while it was expected I appreciated the ease this time, nonetheless.
Vacation
The program was well planned and executed with excellent tour guides.
Nancy Ingle
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Service
Bad treatment on flight. Failure to notify us of change in cruise. Assigned a room at opposite end of request. Substitute room was appreciably smaller than the one I paid for. Lack of activities on trip extensions. Very poor arrangements for dining near the extension hotels. Did not provide alternate modes of sight seeing in ports as highly touted in brochures..
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you reaching out to us. Someone from out Guest Relations team will be in touch with you shortly to gather more information.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Vacation
Verging on fraud. Am warning everyone.
Samuel Hellwarth Jr
Monday, May 1, 2017
Service
The service was excellent! The hard working staff was very friendly!
Vacation
The jewelry was very nice.
Trusted Customer
Monday, April 10, 2017
Service
We were very satisfied with Grand European's service and freedom from errors in the booking. The Uniworld cruise on the Danube was excellent.
Vacation
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. Service on the ship was excellent.
Trusted Customer
Friday, October 21, 2016
Service
We are repeat GE travelers, and have yet to be disappointed.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much! We appreciate your business and faith in us! Grand European Travel
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Vacation
Uniworld lives up to all expectations.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Service
The arrangements mad by GET were excellent. Our instructions were clear, and there were representatives to meet us and take us to our various destinations. The hotel in Prague, even though it wasn't the original one planned, was very good and we received excellent service, both from the hotel staff and from the Uniworld representative. The same experience repeated itself in Budapest. Our hotel was overbooked, so the Uniworld representative negotiatied room upgrades for everyone in our tour extension group, and we ended up in an apartment with full kitchen, dining and living room areas. It was too bad that we didn't need to use the kitchen!
Vacation
The Cruise was wonderful. At each stop there were interesting things to do. My only regret was that there wasn't more time to spend in any one place, but that's a limitation of a one-week cruise. The cabins on the Uniworld boat were smaller than I was accustomed to, but it wasn't too bad, because we spent so little time in our cabin. The programs on board ship, as well as the excursions were varied and interesting.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Service
We were very impressed with the entire crew's friendliness, kindness and readiness for any help.
Vacation
This was a very well organized cruise!
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Service
We like Grand European Travel, their agents, and their products. We have used them over a half dozen times and twice for river cruises.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your repeat business and your wonderful comments. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your River Cruise and those Austrian and Hungarian wines! We hope to see you again very soon. Grand European Travel
Friday, July 22, 2016
Vacation
Enchanting Danube Overall, we had an awesome vacation. The River Beatrice staff made our second Uniworld river cruise another truly exceptional travel experience. Our first river cruise on the River Queen was awesome also. Our recent cruise from Passau to Budapest was perfect in almost every way. Our cabin was very comfortable and like the River Beatrice, was beautifully furnished. The food was delicious with lots of variety and healthy choices. The ship provided a wide variety of complimentary beverages including wines from the areas we were traveling thru. The onboard sommelier (Martin) described the different wines offered each night. I have a new appreciation for Austrian and Hungarian wines. The shore excursions were interesting, educational and mostly complimentary. However, it is the crew of the River Beatrice that made our cruise so special. Every crew member was extremely responsive to all passengers and they just could not do enough for us it seemed. The captain seemed to be everywhere and even wished us goodbye when we left the ship at 5am. Carla, the hotel manager, was charming, professional and always smiling. Likewise, Roberto, the restaurant manager, was warm, efficient, and very effective in discussing with and meeting passengers culinary needs. Like after our first Uniworld river cruise, we cannot wait until our next Uniworld river cruise.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Service
Pace was perfect, shore tours were first class -- a real pleasure.
Vacation
Grand European Travel and Uniworld don't stress enough in their ads the ALL-Inclusive nature of their trips. Having just come off of a( Holland America) cruise where EVERYTHING is extra cost, your free wi-fi, included daily shore tours, included wine and beer, etc., was really appreciated!
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