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The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year. Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace, and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital.
On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for Midnight Mass. As you pass through the magnificent doors, look up: you’ll see chalk marks invoking age-old blessings for all who enter. Listen to the harness bells chime as you ride through the serene Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Wander through locations from The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rumlaced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO designated Wachau Valley.
Arrive at Nuremberg Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
See the highlights of this quintessential medieval city on a panoramic tour, then visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s oldest and best-known Christmas Market. Be sure to sample some lebkuchen (gingerbread) here in the “Gingerbread Capital of the World.” In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise along the remarkable Main-Danube Canal to the Danube River. After arriving in Regensburg, you are welcome to attend Midnight Mass in the city’s spectacular Gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Regensburg is a delight to explore, with its quaint cobblestone streets, medieval alleys and ancient Roman ruins. If you wish, attend Christmas Day Mass in a local church before exploring the city with a local expert. Alternatively, you can see sites associated with one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany. Return to the ship for a festive Christmas meal, complete with all the trimmings.
Snuggle down in warm blankets on a horse-drawn wagon ride through a Bavarian Forest village. Later, visit the workshop of a world-renowned glass manufacturer that has created beautiful Bohemian glassware for European rulers for centuries.
Enjoy scenic cruising en route to the beautiful city of Passau. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, Passau was an important center of trade during the Middle Ages, and you will see its charming Old Town on a guided walking discovery tour.
Your guided tour of Salzburg’s Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—features the city’s 17th-century cathedral, the house where Mozart was born and the famous gardens where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. You’ll also have time to browse Salzburg’s lovely shops and boutiques.
Explore charming Dürnstein with your Cruise Manager, stopping to warm yourself with a mulled wine tasting and to attend a soul-stirring organ concert. Later, you’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat—a private cocktail reception at the 13th-century Artstetten Castle, hosted by an Austrian princess descended from the royal Habsburgs.
See the highlights of Vienna on a city tour that takes you inside Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace. Or, stroll through the Old Town on an exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour, venturing down famous shopping streets, marveling at shop window displays of decadent confections and browsing the stalls of the Am Hof and Freyung Christmas markets. This evening, enjoy the music of Mozart and Strauss at a private concert at a Viennese palace.
Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, the former Habsburg summer residence that rivals Versailles with its ornate décor and elaborate gardens. Tonight, ring in the New Year in a glorious Viennese palace, with a festive dinner, private concert and dancing.
After exploring Vienna on your own, relax onboard as the ship cruises to Budapest. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Your panoramic tour of beautiful Buda and Pest—situated on opposite sides of the Danube—features the city’s famous 19th-century Chain Bridge, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district.
Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.
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SHIP: River Princess
Nuremberg to Budapest
Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23rd.
NOTE: 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.
Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.
Price shown is per person based on two people sharing a twin bedded Stateroom. Single rooms are available at a supplement.Port charges included for 2017 only. 2018 port charges are an additional $270 per person.
AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift! Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.
Frequent Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the price of the cruise.
Special Discounts and Promotions: At times we offer discounted departures. These discounts are valid for new bookings only and are not combinable with any other discounts other than our Frequent Traveler Discount and $100 AARP Member Discount. Other restrictions may apply, please call for details.
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We are excited to announce that the River Beatrice will reemerge as the S.S. Beatrice in Spring 2018 — after an extensive bow-to-stern renovation. The S.S. Beatrice will debut a fresh, sleek look with a graceful bow, redesigned lounge and an elegant grand staircase. Additional dining venues will include a private space to replace the Captain’s Lounge and Library. Two new Royal Suites measuring 375 square feet and an additional Owner’s Suite are being created. We’ll also be adding several connecting rooms which are ideal for families traveling together. Join us next Spring onboard Uniworld’s newest Super Ship — the S.S. Beatrice.
U.S. citizens traveling to the Austria, Hungary, and Germany 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 Hungary is the Forint, while Austria and Germany use the Euro. While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive on your trip, 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 packing 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. It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket. 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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