Day 1: Vienna (Embark)
Transfer from Vienna International Airport to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
Day 2: Vienna
On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the Musikverein, a beautiful concert hall that is home to the Vienna Philharmonic. Or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures. Explore the “City of Waltzes” from a new perspective on a Jewish Vienna excursion.
In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you. (Welcome Dinner)
Day 3: Weissenkirchen
Start your day in the heart of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouth watering apricot treats. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. The Melk Abbey is a baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube.
Day 4: Engelhartszell, Passau, Vilshofen
A new day brings new experiences in the forest-lined district of Engelhartszell. Experience Germany’s great outdoors by biking along the Danube River. Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region. Take to the German city by foot and explore its splendid mix of old and new. Marvel at the Italian baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world.
Day 5: Deggendorf, Straubing
Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep-rooted love for all things food and drink. Amid its bustling town center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is a city with a fascinating story.
Day 6: Regensburg
Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it has cranked out millions of automobiles. Alternatively, join your local guide for a walking tour through Regensburg’s fascinating Jewish Quarter.
Day 7: Roth, Nuremberg
Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, you’ll delve straight into the city’s highlights with a visit to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center. Experience the city like a local on a walking tour that will bring you to iconic spots and lesser-known gems. You’ll also be able to learn the intriguing history of the Jewish people in Nuremberg during World War II. Dive into the significance of Nuremberg’s role in Jewish culture with a Jewish Nuremberg and WWII outing.
In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you. (Farewell Dinner)
Day 8: Nuremberg (Disembark)
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 Nuremberg Airport for your flight.
Go off the beaten path from Nuremberg to Vienna and uncover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities that rest along the Danube. As your adventure starts, castles, stunning architecture, natural wonders and rich history ensue. Not only that, but you’ll discover Central Europe’s fascinating Jewish ties as part of our Jewish Heritage program – the only itinerary of its kind offered on the rivers.
Enjoy the great outdoors and bespoke experiences along the Danube in cities that inspired fairy tales. Discover the old walled city and Nuremberg’s mesmerizing castles on the Nuremberg Panoramic City Tour. Confront and explore the region’s complicated and devastating history as you visit infamous Nazi documentation centers and party rally grounds. Stroll through countless enchanting old towns and villages, with plenty of “Let’s Go” opportunities for hiking and biking in Regensburg, Straubing, Deggendorf, Vilshofen, Passau and Engelhartszell – all teeming with magnificent architecture, age-old tradition and outstanding breweries. Explore Weissenkirchen and its devastatingly-beautiful landscapes. Participate in a “Village Day,” and stroll through towns accompanied by wine, apricot treats and a vineyard hike. In the historical capital of Vienna, you’ll be met with glorious food, wine, art and outdoor experiences all on your search for new inspiration along the Danube.
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.