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Budapest, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Wertheim, Frankfurt, Rüdesheim, Cologne, Amsterdam, Kitzingen ...more Budapest, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Wertheim, Frankfurt, Rüdesheim, Cologne, Amsterdam, Kitzingen

European Jewels

2023
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16
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$7,699
3 stars
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Operated By Uniworld River Cruises
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Countries

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands ...more Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands
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Locations

Budapest, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Wertheim, Frankfurt, Rüdesheim, Cologne, Amsterdam, Kitzingen ...more Budapest, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Wertheim, Frankfurt, Rüdesheim, Cologne, Amsterdam, Kitzingen

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.

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Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part because of the way the city hugs the banks of the river, Budapest is an enchanting city that vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval and modern. Made up of two parts— Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—and divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital presents an array of architectural styles that reveal its long and varied history. You’ll have two enticing ways to experience the city—a panoramic guided tour aboard a motorcoach with a visit to the Parliament, or discover the Budapest that locals love on a special walking tour of the city’s most important landmarks.

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

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Parliament Visit

Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Parliament Visit

or Budapest Walk with Local Treats

Budapest Walk with Local Treats

Today is your day to relax onboard, enjoying the luxuries of your river cruise ship while soaking in the spectacular scenery all around you as your ship heads for Vienna. Come up to the Sun Deck to admire the city’s landmarks strung along the riverbanks.

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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 excursions. Begin your day with an itinerary highlight—our “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum. Then, you can choose between two different guided tours: an Imperial city highlights tour or an Imperial Crypt of the Habsburgs walking tour.

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

Vienna - Imperial City Highlights

or Imperial Crypt of the Habsburgs Walking Tour

Imperial Crypt of the Habsburgs Walking Tour

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

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

Awaken to the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful stretches of river landscape in all of Europe. Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau Valley. A local expert will show you around and introduce you to some regional delicacies, including a wine tasting. Prefer to go for baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinarily opulent library. Later, you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Weissenkirchen Village Walk with Wine Tasting

Weissenkirchen Village Walk with Wine Tasting

or Melk Abbey with Library Visit

Melk Abbey with Library Visit

Featured Excursions: “Let’s Go” Vineyard Hike

“Let’s Go” Vineyard Hike

Just before reaching Passau, the ship will pass through the famous Schlögener Schlinge—a “gooseneck” or hairpin turn in the Danube. Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn and Ilz— Passau is well known for its ornate baroque cathedral. Today, the city is unusually well preserved, having been spared the brunt of Allied bombing during WWII, as you’ll see on your walking tour.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Passau Walking Tour

Passau Walking Tour

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

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

Bavaria’s first capital, Regensburg, owes its impressive historical lineage and rich architectural heritage to 600 years as a Free Imperial City, a fact recognized by UNESCO in 2006. Today, you’ll discover how the beautifully preserved medieval city coexists with a vibrant modern urban center.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Regensburg Walking Tour

Regensburg Walking Tour

Arrive in the archetypal medieval German city of Nuremberg. Nuremberg is justifiably famous for its gingerbread and pocket watches, and it was also the site of some key moments in 20th-century history. You’ll choose between two memorable ways of exploring this exceptional city. You can join a panoramic tour of the city, or you can accompany a local expert to the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Nazi Party Rally Grounds—the actual site of the Nazi Party rallies.

Onboard: This morning, head up to the top deck or find a seat with a good view—you won’t want to miss seeing the ship navigate its way through a marvel of modern engineering, the Main-Danube Canal. A formidable set of locks, 16 in all, lifts your ship to the crest of the European “continental divide.”

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Nuremberg Panoramic City Tour

Nuremberg Panoramic City Tour

or Nuremberg City Tour with WWII Rally Grounds and Documentation Center Visit

Nuremberg City Tour with WWII Rally Grounds and Documentation Center Visit

Your floating boutique hotel takes you to Bamberg today, a well-preserved town that offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times. Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper into the Franconian countryside to experience an authentic slice of rural life—including a tractor ride. Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops each one.

You’ll spend the rest of the day on the peaceful Main River, cruising past quiet Franconian hamlets and picturesque countryside. It’s the perfect time to indulge in the many comforts of your luxury ship while watching some of Europe’s loveliest scenery glide by.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Bamberg Walking Tour

Bamberg Walking Tour

or Franconian “Village Day”

Franconian “Village Day”

Your ship will dock in the charming Franconian town of Würzburg, where you can visit the extraordinary Würzburg Residence, one of the most opulent baroque palaces in Europe.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Fairytale Rothenburg

Fairytale Rothenburg

Würzburg Residence Visit with Court Gardens

Würzburg Residence Visit with Court Gardens

After today, you may never eat a pretzel again without thinking of the town of Wertheim. You’ll meet one of Germany’s best pretzel makers, as well as the owner of a historic wine estate. If you’re more in the mood for a scenic bike ride, you are welcome to do that as well.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Wertheim Walk with Local Treats

Wertheim Walk with Local Treats

or “Let's Go” Wertheim Bicycle Tour

“Let's Go” Wertheim Bicycle Tour

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe due to its profusion of bankers and soaring skyscrapers, which coexist with the city’s traditional Old Town architecture. Choose a brief tour that gives you an overview of this major European financial and trade center. Alternatively, visit romantic Heidelberg and its Renaissance castle.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Frankfurt Walking Tour with Local Treats or Heidelberg Castle Visit

Heidelberg Castle Visit

Experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one of two ways today. Take in spectacular views of the region’s famous vineyards from the perspective of an aerial cable car, or venture within an atmospheric medieval monastery and taste the Rieslings made on site. The town is best known for its narrow avenue of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse. Experience the most spectacular scenery on the Rhine later in the afternoon as you cruise past the famous Middle Rhine Valley.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Rüdesheim Wine Village and Panoramas of Niederwald Monument (mid-May through late October)

Rüdesheim Wine Village and Panoramas of Niederwald Monument (mid-May through late October)

Rüdesheim Walk with Local Treats (March through mid-May; and late October through November)

Rüdesheim Walk with Local Treats (March through mid-May; and late October through November)

or Abbey Eberbach Medieval Monastery Tour with Riesling Tasting

Abbey Eberbach Medieval Monastery Tour with Riesling Tasting

Enjoy a delightful tour of Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its stunning Renaissance façade. Wander through the historical center and take in its charming atmosphere and narrow alleyways flanked by old houses. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore the city on your own.

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: Cologne Walking Tour

Cologne Walking Tour

Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a delightful tour of the Van Gogh Museum. Afterwards, explore the city with a canal ride or on foot with a local expert.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Amsterdam Canal and Famous Rijksmuseum or Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 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.

Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. 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.

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Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a delightful tour of the Van Gogh Museum. Afterwards, explore the city with a canal ride or on foot with a local expert.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Amsterdam Canal and Famous Rijksmuseum or Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Enjoy a delightful tour of Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its stunning Renaissance façade. Wander through the historical center and take in its charming atmosphere and narrow alleyways flanked by old houses. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore the city on your own.

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

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Cologne Walking Tour

Cologne Walking Tour

Experience the most spectacular scenery on the Rhine this morning as you cruise past the famous Middle Rhine Valley. Later, experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one of two ways today. Take in spectacular views of the region’s famous vineyards from the perspective of an aerial cable car, or venture within an atmospheric medieval monastery and taste the Rieslings made on site. Like many cities along the Rhine, Rüdesheim has a lengthy history that stretches back to Roman times. These days, the town is best known for its narrow avenue of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse and its impressive Niederwald Monument.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Rüdesheim Wine Village and Panoramas of Niederwald Monument (mid-May through late October)

Rüdesheim Wine Village and Panoramas of Niederwald Monument (mid-May through late October)

Rüdesheim Walk with Local Treats (March through mid-May; and late October through November)

Rüdesheim Walk with Local Treats (March through mid-May; and late October through November)

or Abbey Eberbach Medieval Monastery Tour with Riesling Tasting

Abbey Eberbach Medieval Monastery Tour with Riesling Tasting

Vibrant Frankfurt, often referred to as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, boasts world-class museums, soaring skyscrapers, cozy wine taverns and lovely parks. Choose a brief tour that gives you an overview of this major European financial and trade center. Alternatively, visit romantic Heidelberg and its Renaissance castle.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Frankfurt Walking Tour with Local Treats or Heidelberg Castle Visit

Heidelberg Castle Visit

After today, you may never eat a pretzel again without thinking of the town of Wertheim. You’ll meet one of Germany’s best pretzel makers, as well as the owner of a historic wine estate. If you’re more in the mood for a scenic bike ride, you are welcome to do that instead.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Wertheim walk with local treats

Wertheim walk with local treats

or “Let's Go” Wertheim Bicycle Tour

“Let's Go” Wertheim Bicycle Tour

Your ship will dock in the charming Franconian town of Würzburg, where you can visit the extraordinary Würzburg Residence, one of the most opulent baroque palaces in Europe.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residence Visit with Court Gardens

Würzburg Residence Visit with Court Gardens

Step into a fairytale version of the Middle Ages in Rothenburg and visit a medieval castle that’s been described as a miniature Versailles. Spend a relaxing day onboard as your ship wends its way along the Main River between Würzburg and Bamberg. It’s something of a truism to say that this route takes you from wine to beer, and you’ll see the transition as you sail past the vineyard-covered slopes around Würzburg toward Bavaria’s famous beer-brewing center, Bamberg. Along the way, you’ll pass delightful little villages and romantic castle ruins, drift under lovely old bridges, and have plenty of time to observe the fascinating variety of vessels plying the river, from heavily loaded barges to jaunty little pleasure craft.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Dinner
Featured Excursions: Fairytale Rothenburg

Fairytale Rothenburg

Your floating boutique hotel takes you to Bamberg today, a well-preserved town that offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times. Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper into the Franconian countryside to experience an authentic slice of rural life—including a tractor ride. Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops each one.

You’ll spend the rest of the day on the peaceful Main River, cruising past quiet Franconian hamlets and picturesque countryside. It’s the perfect time to indulge in the many comforts of your luxury ship while watching some of Europe’s loveliest scenery glide by.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Bamberg Walking Tour

Bamberg Walking Tour

or Franconian “Village Day”

Franconian “Village Day”

Head up to the top deck or find a seat with a good view—you won’t want to miss seeing the ship navigate its way through a marvel of modern engineering, the Main-Danube Canal. A formidable set of locks, 16 in all, lifts your ship to the crest of the European “continental divide.” Arrive in the archetypal medieval German city of Nuremberg. Nuremberg is justifiably famous for its gingerbread and pocket watches, and it was also the site of some key moments in 20th-century history. You’ll choose between two memorable ways of exploring this exceptional city. You can join a panoramic tour of the city, or you can accompany a local expert to the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Nazi Party Rally Grounds—the actual site of the Nazi Party rallies.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Nuremberg Panoramic City Tour

Nuremberg Panoramic City Tour

or Nuremberg City Tour with WWII Rally Grounds and Documentation Center Visits

Nuremberg City Tour with WWII Rally Grounds and Documentation Center Visits

Bavaria’s first capital, Regensburg, owes its impressive historical lineage and rich architectural heritage to 600 years as a Free Imperial City, a fact recognized by UNESCO in 2006. Today, you’ll discover how the beautifully preserved medieval city coexists with a vibrant modern urban center.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Regensburg Walking Tour

Regensburg Walking Tour

Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn and Ilz— Passau is well known for its ornate baroque cathedral. Today, the city is unusually well preserved, having been spared the brunt of Allied bombing during WWII, as you’ll see on your walking tour.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Passau Walking Tour

Passau Walking Tour

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

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

Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau Valley. A local expert will show you around and introduce you to some regional delicacies, including a wine tasting. Prefer to go for baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinarily opulent library. Later, you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Weissenkirchen Village Walk with Wine Tasting

Weissenkirchen Village Walk with Wine Tasting

or Melk Abbey with Library Visit

Melk Abbey with Library Visit

Featured Excursions: “Let’s Go” Vineyard Hike

“Let’s Go” Vineyard Hike

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 excursions. Begin your day with an itinerary highlight—our “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum. Then, you can choose between two different guided tours: an Imperial city highlights tour or an Imperial Crypt of the Habsburgs walking tour.

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
Choice of: Vienna - Imperial city Highlights

Vienna - Imperial city Highlights

or Imperial Crypt of the Habsburgs Walking Tour

Imperial Crypt of the Habsburgs Walking Tour

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

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

Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part because of the way the city hugs the banks of the river, Budapest is an enchanting city that vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval and modern. Made up of two parts— Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—and divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital presents an array of architectural styles that reveal its long and varied history. You’ll have two enticing ways to experience the city—a panoramic guided tour aboard a motorcoach with a visit to the Parliament, or discover the Budapest that locals love on a special walking tour of the city’s most important landmarks.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Parliament Visit

Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Parliament Visit

or Budapest Walk with Local Treats

Budapest Walk with Local Treats

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home. Or you can extend your stay in beautiful Budapest with our exciting optional post-cruise extension.

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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
  • 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 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
  • 13 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Let's Go" and "Village Day" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 15-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Duchess
  • 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, the Netherlands
  • 9 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
Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey 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® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Deluxe
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
River Duchess Deck Plan
Dates & Prices

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May 2023
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  $8,899
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June 2023
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  $7,999
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July 2023
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  $7,699
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  $8,599
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August 2023
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September 2023
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Reviews
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Cecilia Zander
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Service
Our riverboat cruise was canceled after we had already left the country. Because of the time difference during this unplanned event getting information and help was almost impossible. Generally speaking I have received good service in planning my other trips but I would hope that more help would be provided in unplanned and unexpected circumstances. Much of the time I needed help was over a weekend and it was not available. What if it had been a health or family emergency? Uniworld was able to help but they had the same communication problems and it took several days before I was actually assisted. I had very competent and timely help but it didn't start until 2 days after I received cancelation notification. It's hard to give an "average" review because in this particular experience it was actually way less than I would have expected. Over the years, I have been pleased with GET so this is an averge.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear that your cruise was cancelled and on such short notice. We were working with the team at Uniworld to make sure everyone was contacted and finding out that you had already left the country did make it more difficult. It was a very unfortunate and unexpected situation and we apologize for all of the stress and inconvenience involved. We are glad that Uniworld was able to find a replacement cruise for you and that you enjoyed yourself on that portion.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Vacation
It was actually better than good but that's because my travel partner and I made the best of an unhappy situation, not because of any assistance we got from GET. We were basically left high and dry to plan the 16 days of time we had once our cruise got canceled. We both chose different options. My companion went totally on her own, creating her own itinerary, booking her own reservations for hotels and transportation, finding her own activities, etc. Not at all what was expected for the 16 days of luxurious river cruising. I opted to have Uniworld book my on a replaced 1 week cruse and once I found the right person there, things went smoothly. The riverbook crew, as always, was outstanding.
Trusted Customer
Monday, August 8, 2022
Service
Three years ago, I travelled with a friend, who made most of the arrangements. As a result, nothing was in my name, though I paid for my own portion of the trip to GET directly. When we planned for this year’s trip, I asked that we be treated separately, so that my name would be on my travel documents, though we made it clear that we were traveling together. This year, your agents put us on completely different flights! This was very inconvenient, since we were leaving from the same place and trying to arrive at the same hotel. Plus, we did not know that are plane tickets were not together until too late to make any changes. This was because I never received my flight information when the tickets had been purchased, though I did ask. I did not receive anything, until I asked again closer to the flight. At that time I got a response that the person doing my ticketing was out of the office- until after my trip began! I had to find someone else to get me the information. And the most absurd thing about you asking for my review is that the cruise was canceled at the last minute, due to low water levels in the river.
Vacation
Did not happen due to low water levels
Cecilia Zander
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Service
I have used them several times and keep coming back so that says something. I personally dislike these pesky review requests.
Vacation
It is surprising that you weren't told that my trip was cancelled 3 weeks before departure which caused havoc to summer plans. Would have preferred to hear earlier and been given a detailed reason for cancellation especially since I was emailed information about joining same itinerary 2 weeks later! My friend couldn't join me as she had to return to work then. In addition to having to figure out what to do with her 3 weeks of non-returnable vacation time.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are terribly sorry about the disruption of your summer plans and cancellation of your original cruise date. Our colleagues at Uniworld were doing everything possible to operate all of their cruise dates but were presented with challenges with reopening from COVID and getting everything repositioned. We do hope that you enjoyed your cruise.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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