Day 1: Amsterdam
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)
Day 2: Amsterdam
Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour, including canal cruise, with choice of Rijksmuseum OR Van Gogh Museum visit
Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a city tour and canal cruise, and then visit either the world-famous Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum, the latter of which houses not only the largest collection of this modern Dutch master’s work, but also works by an impressive selection of artists who influenced or were influenced by him. (BB, L, Captain's Welcome Gala)
Day 3: Cologne
Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit
Stroll through Old Town as your walking tour makes its way to Cologne Cathedral. From every angle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece of Gothic art. (BB, L, D)
Note: No inside tours of the cathedral are given on Sundays or Catholic holidays.
Day 4: Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim
Featured Excursions: Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments and guided Boppard village stroll
Visit a museum full of curious self-playing musical instruments before cruising the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. Walk with the Cruise Manager through charming Boppard,
then explore further on your own. (BB, L, D)
Day 5: Frankfurt
Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt walking tour OR guided visit to Städel Museum
Dive into the energy of sophisticated Frankfurt with your guide, roaming from its historic heart, Römer Square, to its landmark skyscraper, Main Tower. Take an elevator to the top for a view of 50 skyscrapers that reveal the importance of this European hub, which people from 200 nations call home. Visit the colorful Kleinmarkthalle to taste the famous local sausage and try the local cider, called ebblewoi. Or opt instead to see the newly reopened Städel Museum, with a brilliant collection of European art that spans 700 years. (BB, L, D)
Day 6: Miltenberg
Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive guided tour and reception at Schloss Kleinheubach
Visit Miltenberg, with its fairy-tale half-timbered Crooked House and Royal Inn; then take an exclusive tour of Schloss Kleinheubach, a magnificent 18th-century palace whose princely owner will be your guide. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting on the premises. (BB, L, D)
Day 7: Würzburg (Würzburg and Rothenburg)
Featured Excursions: Full-day tour of Rothenburg and Würzburg Residenz
Visit the best-preserved Medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg, with its imposing fortifications, on your morning tour. In the afternoon, visit the Würzburg Residenz, a splendid UNESCO-designated Baroque palace. (BB, D)
Day 8: Hassfurt (Bamberg), cruising the Main-Danube Canal
Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-designated core of Bamberg, which retains its Medieval layout, Renaissance palaces, and Baroque houses. (BB, L, D)
Day 9: Nuremberg
Featured Excursions: Choice of classic Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit
Cruise a section of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering. Then discover Nuremberg, a Medieval gem, during a city tour. Or turn back the pages of history with a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. You’ll also visit the newly opened Nuremberg Trials Memoriam, including Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Trials. (BB, L, D)
Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.
Day 10: Regensburg
Featured Excursions: Choice of “2000 years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour OR Jewish Regensburg OR Audi factory visit
On your tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge, the Roman gateway Porta Praetoria, the Cathedral of St. Peter, and other treasures. For a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, which date back more than a thousand years. Excavations have unearthed the remains of a Gothic synagogue, along with a variety of artifacts revealing the daily life of this important group
of scholars and traders. Alternatively, visit the Audi factory in Ingolstadt for a fascinating look at how a well-engineered German car is built. (BB, L, D)
Day 11: Cruising the Danube River, Passau
Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour
Enjoy a scenic morning sail through the Schloegener Schlinge—an exceptionally pretty oxbow in the Danube. In the afternoon, discover the Italian Baroque flair overlaying the Medieval core of Passau during your walking tour of the city. (BB, L, D)
Day 12: Cruising the Wachau Valley, Vienna
Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour and National Library visit OR exclusive “See Vienna as the Viennese Do”
Begin your day marveling at the extraordinary scenery to be found along the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. After docking in Vienna, travel along the famed Ringstrasse to magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral and visit the stunning National Library. Or explore Vienna’s historic town center by foot and subway as the locals do, and stop at a traditional Viennese coffee house. (BB, L, D)
Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the National Library.
Day 13: Depart Vienna
Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in imperial Vienna. (CB/BB)
All This Included
Sail three breathtakingly scenic rivers: the castle-clad Rhine; the peaceful, meandering Main; and the majestic Danube. From imperial Vienna to colorful and lively Amsterdam, this cruise offers a leisurely pace and ample daytime sailing.
Step back in time as you visit towns right from the pages of fairytales—tiny Miltenberg, with its crooked streets and leaning houses; Rothenburg, with its charming core of Gothic churches and gabled houses; Regensburg, an architectural treasure trove; Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site gem; and Nuremberg, an archetypal Medieval German city encircled by mighty defensive walls. Explore the world-renowned Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum, and discover the delights of Amsterdam on a canal cruise.
Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring art and architecture, and for places where history is not only portrayed, but is still an essential part of daily life. Celebrate Europe’s man-made wonders, including magnificent Cologne Cathedral and the Main-Danube Canal. Savor the flavors of Austria and Germany with a chance to sample the world-famous wines of the Rheingau and the award-winning beers of Germany. Let the music and culture of Europe’s grand cities and fairytale villages serenade you.
12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess or the imperial River Duchess
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners
Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners
Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
Explore 3 countries
19 excursions, including 5 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local expert
Exclusive Go Active Program and "Gentle Walking" Program
8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Signature Lecture: “Small Things of Daily Life in Germany”
Accommodations on this Tour
Cabin onboard River Duchess or River Princess
Pre and Post Add-ons
3 days - $659 per person (single supplement $319)
Spend extra time waltzing your way through Vienna, where at every turn you will be reminded of Mozart, Strauss, and the countless others who have left their mark on this grand city.
3 days - $759 per person (single supplement $359)
Spend time discovering Holland’s best-known city, which is filled with history, art, architecture, canals, cobblestone streets, museums, bicycles, and so much more.
Cabin upgrades are available.
Prices exclude additional port charges of $240.
A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.