River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 - NUREMBERG
Embark. Your adventure begins today.
DAY 2 - NUREMBERG
INCLUDED - NUREMBERG: TRIAL OF THE CENTURY
It’s difficult to believe that the horrors of WWII and the Holocaust took place less than a century ago. The unimaginable damage inflicted on the Jewish people and the entire European continent by the Nazi regime left physical, emotional and cultural scars that are still prominent to this day. After the war, Nuremberg evolved into the hub of justice, where Nazi leadership was ultimately held accountable for their crimes. On this excursion, you will visit Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the Nuremberg Trials took place. You also have the option of viewing a documentary about the Nuremberg Trials, or if you would like you may just simply sit and reflect on the immense historical significance of this location.
DAY 3 - REGENSBURG
U TIME - REGENSBURG REVIVED
Regensburg comes to life in this telling tour that takes place in the city’s streets, most prominent buildings and restaurants. Learn about the lavish parties of the Middle Ages, the lively artists’ scene and reckless tightrope walkers, and hear stories that have shaped Regensburg into the city that we know and love today. The tour winds down with a tasting at a traditional Bavarian restaurant. What better way to end the day than with great food among the walls you wish could talk.
U TIME - MADE FOR MUNICH
Ride along with your guide in their VW Bulli nine-seater as you explore Munich as if it were your own hometown. Visit the areas few tourists know to tread, enjoy the shops, eateries, and bars as you cruise through a Munich you wouldn't necessarily see on your own.
U TIME - MUNICH IN DEPTH
Welcome to Munich, home of centuries-old gothic architecture, copious museums, and perhaps the best beer halls in Germany. Stop by some of the town’s most historic sights and enjoy local food and drinks in between.
DAY 4 - PASSAU
INCLUDED - SCENIC PASSAU
Into beautiful scenery and architecture? Don't pass on Passau. Situated at the intersection of the Danube, Inn and llz rivers, the city boasts some of the best views on the German-Austrian border. Take a hike to one of Passau's best viewpoints: Veste Oberhaus. The views are storybook, allowing you to see the entire city of Passau as well as the surrounding countryside. Get lost in the city’s maze of old town alleys. Get your architecture fix at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its distinctive domed towers. Fun fact: The cathedral is also home to one of the largest organs in the world, with 17,974 pipes.
U TIME - SIX SENSES OF BAVARIA
Start at the ship and follow your guide on a tour to learn all about the history, life and culture of Passau and Bavaria. Along the way, stop into local restaurants for a bite to eat, break for a drink, meet a local artist and explore their studio, and more. This tour will appeal to all your senses.
DAY 5 - LINZ
U TIME - GRAFFITI AND URBAN ART AT LINZ’ MURAL HARBOR
Home to several hundred graffiti murals, Linz' Mural Harbor is one of the largest outdoor graffiti and urban art galleries in Europe. Over the last seven years, this dockland was transformed by artists from around fifty nations into the art hotspot it is today. Follow your guide along this open-air-gallery and hear the stories behind these massive murals. End your visit with a graffiti crash-course.
U TIME - LINZ IN DEPTH
Get to know Linz as only a local would. Stroll through the Main Square, through the city center and on to two of the city’s most prominent institutions: Bruckner University and the Ars Electronica Centre, also known as “The Museum of the Future.” Discuss your findings of the bustling city with your fellow cruisers over coffee and Linzer torte at the world-famous coffee-house/bakery Konditorei Jindrak.
U TIME - THE SOUND OF SALZBURG
The joke “If it’s baroque, don’t fix it” is a perfect adage for this storybook town that gave us Mozart, The Sound of Music and some of the most gorgeous baroque architecture in Europe. Get to know the ins and outs of Salzburg on this in-depth tour. The socialites, the history and of course the songs that have all made Salzburg, Salzburg.
DAY 6 - MELK, KREMS
INCLUDED - WACHAU ON WHEELS
Get ready to bike the beautiful Wachau Valley. Ride alongside the sparkling Danube, inhale that gorgeous fresh air while taking in the sights of far off castles, vineyards, and quaint architecture. End the tour with a picnic, complete with a blanket and all. You earned it!
U TIME - AGGSTEIN CASTLE HIKE
Welcome to the Wachau Valley—home to some of the best wine, cheese, and as you will soon see: castles! Join us for a hike through gorgeous scenery to Aggstein Castle, which dates all the way back to the 12th century. The views are photo worthy, and the castle is fascinating. Roam the grounds and enjoy a wine tasting before heading back to the ship.
U TIME - EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A RIESLING
Wine enthusiasts, today is your day! Set out on an interactive wine tasting that includes a tour through the winery’s vineyards, a 4D movie screening and access to some of the best wines in the Wachau Valley. You’ll get to know your wine from root to grape before you leave.
DAY 7 - VIENNA
INCLUDED - SCHÖNBRUNN AFTER HOURS
Schönbrunn Palace is one of Austria’s most important cultural assets, and since the 1960s has been one of Vienna’s must-see tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors each year. But the palace truly shines at night. Follow your guide through the palace after hours for a rare experience without the crowds.
U TIME - SHOPPING THE SPITTELBERG QUARTER
The trendy 7th district of Vienna is home to a one-of-a-kind and very bustling quarter: Spittelberg. It’s tradition meets modern: a hodgepodge of culture with museums, stylish young boutiques, coffeehouses and designer and vintage shops. The tour will take you through a bespoke coffee shop to fuel up before heading to the adorable boutiques, eateries and businesses of this flowering district. End the day of shopping with rest and a beverage—like house-made beer from a nearby brewery or locally inspired and crafted ice cream at Eis Greissler. Or if you’re feeling up for it, try both!
U TIME - VIENNA IN DEPTH
Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna's artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture, and vibrant foodie and design scenes, as you will soon see. This walking tour takes you through churches, opera houses, gardens, the museum district, and ends at the fabulous St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This tour has everything: music history, shopping, café-culture and of course, amazing sights that only a local would know.
U TIME - WALTZ, TWO, THREE
Put on your dancing shoes because today we’re learning the Viennese Waltz. Join us for an hour-long class at one of Vienna's most famous dance schools, Tanzschule Elmayer, that’s been teaching the art of dance, etiquette, and manners for almost 100 years—a testament to the area’s love for all things sophisticated.
U TIME - TASTE OF VIENNA
Take the metro with your local guide to Innere Stadt, Vienna's old town, for a walking tour of the city's coolest sights. Then, hop on a bus to a Heurigen (Viennese wine tavern) restaurant for a traditional lunch complete with soup, schnitzel and apple strudel. After lunch, choose to take the bus back to the ship or the city center to keep exploring on your own.
DAY 8 - VIENNA
Disembark and head off to your next adventure.
All This Included
See the best of Germany and Austria on this stunning cruise down the Danube. Explore Regensburg through its web of meandering, yet delightful streets. Experience the cyber center of Linz and it’s edgy public art displays. Snap some photos as you take in the idyllic and charming towns of Melk and Krems, and step into the musical history of Vienna.
3 included meals daily
Complimentary happy hour every day
2 dedicated U Hosts
U Time optional excursions
Local DJ set
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising cabin onboard: The A
Cabin upgrades are available.
Prices exclude additional port charges of $190 per person.
Single supplement applies for single accommodation.
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.
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.