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  • 1. 2013 Europe and Russia Boutique River Cruises
  • 2. TR AV EL TA STETHE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME A CELEBRATION OF FLAVORSLet us paint a picture for you. As you board your uniquely designed, The picture we started to paint for you wouldn’t be completefive-star luxury boutique cruise ship, you enter a world in which without a remarkable dining experience. Relax while enjoyingevery detail has been taken care of just for you. Comforted by our flavorful creations prepared with the finest locally sourcedcredo of “no request too large, no detail too small,” you prepare ingredients. Sip on a selection of complimentary fine wines whileto embark on what promises to be the journey of a lifetime. an attentive staff stands ready to fulfill your culinary wishes.Can you picture yourself here, on this ship, on this journey? We And since no two pictures of the ideal dining experience arecan. We invite you to experience all the luxuries only Uniworld the same, we offer a wealth of options to accommodate yourcan offer. Join us for a value-packed voyage and let us take care culinary desires. Perhaps that’s why Uniworld is one of threeof all the details for you. cruise lines to have earned “Top Dining” honors from Zagat®.
  • 3. EX PER IENCE EX PLOR ETRADE ORDINARY FOR EXTRAORDINARY BE TREATED TO MORE ONSHORE AND ONBOARDAs we add rich details to the picture of your journey-of-a-lifetime, We believe travel can be a transformative adventure. That islet’s not forget your unparalleled accommodations, including the why we’re committed to providing immersive and enlighteningmost elegantly appointed, award-winning staterooms on the experiences. By personalizing your onshore excursions withrivers. You’ll experience all the splendor of the most luxurious Uniworld’s “Choice is Yours” program, and offering extensiveships, a commitment upheld with our sister company and partner, culturally rich onboard activities, we’ve created an enriching,the award-winning Red Carnation Hotels. 360° encounter at each point of your voyage.It’s a vision you can only experience in person, and our shared This unique exploration will allow you to add the final touchescommitment to creating an inviting ambiance ensures that you to the journey-of-a-lifetime picture that will be yours alone.have an extraordinary travel experience.
  • 4. Itineraries Page Ships March April May June July August September October November DecemberNEW Splendors of Italy U NI WOR LD’S AWA R D -W IN NING DIFFER ENCE 80 River Countess 7, 14, 5, 12, 2, 9, 16, 7, 14, 4, 11, 1, 8, 15, 6, 13, 3, 10 |Venice to Rome 13 Days 21, 28 19, 26 23, 30 21, 28 18, 25 22, 29 20, 27NEW Venice & the Po River 7, 14, 5, 12, 2, 9, 16, 7, 14, 4, 11, 1, 8, 15, 6, 13, 84 River Countess 3, 10 |Venice to Venice 8 Days 21, 28 19, 26 23, 30 21, 28 18, 25 22, 29 20, 27Paris & Normandy 5, 12, 3, 10, 17, 7, 14, 5, 12♦, 2, 9, 16, 6, 13, 4, 11, 88 River Baroness 15, 22, 29 |Paris to Paris 10 Days 19, 26 24, 31 21, 28♦ 19, 26♦ 23, 30 20, 27 18, 25Burgundy & Provence 7,* 14, 5, 12, * 2, 9, 16, * * 7♦, 14, * 4, 11, * 1, 8, 15, * 6, 13, * 92 River Royale 24, 31 * 3* |Arles to Lyon 8 Days 21, 28 * 19, 26 * 23♦, 30* 21♦, 28* 18, 25* 22, 29 * 20, 27 *Grand France River Baroness, 96 15, 29 12, 26 10, 24 7, 21 5, 19 2, 16, 30 13, 27 11, 25 |Paris to Arles 17 Days River RoyalePortugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley 4, 11, 2, 9, 16, 6, 13, 4, 11, 1, 8, 15, 5, 12, 3, 10, 17, 100 Queen Isabel 28 7 |Lisbon to Porto 11 Days 18, 25 23, 30 20, 27 18, 25 22, 29 19, 26 24, 31Imperial WaterwaysQUEEN AND RIVER of Russia RIVER BEATRICE RANKED #1 AND #2 IN CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ POLL “TOP RIVER CRUISE SHIPS” 106 River Victoria 17, 29* 10, 22* 4, 16, 28 * 9, 21 * 2, 14, 26* *Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 Days |Rhine Holiday Markets 1, 8, * 112 S.S. Antoinette |Basel to Cologne 8 Days 15, 22 *Danube Holiday Markets 116 River Beatrice 1, 8, 15 *Budapest to Passau 8 Days |Classic Christmas Markets 1, 8, * 120 River QueenNuremberg to Frankfurt 8 Days | 15♦,* 22European Holiday Markets 124 River Empress 1, 8, 15* *Nuremberg to Vienna 8 Days |Parisian Winter CONDÉ Holiday NAST TRAVELER’S GOLD LIST CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S TRAVEL + LEISURE’S 128 River Baroness 13, 20, 27 | ANDParis to Paris 8 Days PLATINUM CIRCLE MEMBER “BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE IN THE WORLD” “WORLD’S BEST SERVICE,” RIVER CRUISESNEW Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise 132 River Beatrice 23Passau to Budapest 11 Days|Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise 136 River Empress 22Nuremberg to Budapest 13 Days |
  • 5. The Uniworld Experience 2013 Boutique River Cruise ItinerariesUniworld’s award-winning difference . . . . . . . . . . . .1 THE RHINE, MOSELLE, MAIN & DANUBE RIVERS 21 ITALY’S PO RIVER & THE VENICE LAGOON 79 Springtime Tulips & the Rhine Splendors of Italy NEWA voyage to fulfill your dreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Amsterdam to Frankfurt 8 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 | Venice to Rome 13 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Boutique sailing: the luxury touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Tulips & Windmills Venice & the Po River NEWOur commitment to you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Amsterdam to Antwerp 10 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 | Venice to Venice 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84A thousand views from your luxury stateroom . . . . 10 Castles along the Rhine FRANCE’S SEINE, RHÔNE & SAÔNE RIVERS 87 Basel to Amsterdam 8 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30The dining experience: a feast for the senses . . . . . 13 Paris & Normandy Rhine Discovery | Paris to Paris 10 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88Become part of the journey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Nuremberg to Basel 8 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Burgundy & ProvenceOnboard & onshore, Uniworld offers you more 17 . . . Legendary Rhine & Moselle | Arles to Lyon 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92Drop in early, or stay a while longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Amsterdam to Basel 13 Days . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Grand FranceTHE UNIWORLD COLLECTION OF BOUTIQUE SHIPS 141 Enchanting Danube | Paris to Arles 17 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Budapest to Passau 8 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42S.S. Antoinette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 PORTUGAL & SPAIN’S DOURO RIVER 99 Danube Discovery & PragueRiver Beatrice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 | Vienna to Prague 10 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Portugal, Spain & the Douro River ValleyRiver Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Highlights of Eastern Europe NEW | Lisbon to Porto 11 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100River Royale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 | Vienna to Belgrade 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 RUSSIA’S VOLGA, NEVA & SVIR RIVERS 105River Countess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Grand Danube & Prague NEW Imperial Waterways of RussiaRiver Duchess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Prague to Belgrade 17 Days . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 Days . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106River Empress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Imperial Capitals of EuropeRiver Princess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Istanbul to Vienna 15 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 HOLIDAY SEASON CRUISES 111River Ambassador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Rhine Holiday Markets Grand European Discovery | Basel to Vienna 15 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Basel to Cologne 8 Days| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112River Baroness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Danube Holiday MarketsNEW Queen Isabel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Paris & the Heart of Europe | Paris to Vienna 18 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Budapest to Passau 8 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116River Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Classic Christmas MarketsThe world at your fingertips 166 European Serenade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vienna to Amsterdam 13 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Nuremberg to Frankfurt 8 Days. | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120Protecting the world in which we live and travel . . 167 European Holiday Markets European JewelsRewarding loyalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Budapest to Amsterdam 15 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Nuremberg to Vienna 8 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124Uniworld Travel Protection Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Parisian Winter Holiday Grand European Highlights NEW | Belgrade to Basel 22 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 | Paris to Paris 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128Terms & Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise NEW Grand European River Voyage2013 Schedule-at-a-Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Amsterdam to Istanbul 27 Days | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 | Passau to Budapest 11 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest 13 Days . . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1362 | uniworld.com
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  • 7. A voyage to fulfill your dreams The journey of a lifetime starts with a dream Intimate ships. Inspiring design. Intuitive service. Do you picture visiting some of the world’s most spectacular Enchantment and delight abound onboard. At every turn destinations surrounded by luxury and unparalleled service? you’ll be greeted by the cheerful smiles of our caring staff, Are you seeking a hassle-free way of traveling, one that whose greatest desire is to make you feel at home every allows you the freedom to simply let the sites come to you? moment you’re onboard. You can move freely through Do you dream of your every need being attended to before the ship, unencumbered by crowds as you explore your you can even think to ask? If this sounds like a journey floating sanctuary. With an average capacity of just 130 made just for you, then join us on a Uniworld boutique guests, every Uniworld ship offers plenty of public space river cruise. for socializing and dining, as well as handsome nooks and alcoves perfectly designed for quiet reading or meditation. Unpack once, settle in, and start your journey Let us fulfill your dreams and transport you to extraordinary Ultra-luxury river cruising. Uncompromising value. destinations in a way that only Uniworld can. As you set Once your ship docks, you’ll step straight into the heart sail, you’ll quickly realize that Uniworld’s intimate ships of intriguing cities, towns, and villages. You’ll be guidedIt’s time to find those places you’ve been offer you unmatched access to the sites you’ve traveled on included excursions to the places you have longed todreaming of. Serenity awaits onboard your so far to see. experience. Whether visiting a Portuguese winery for aintimate luxury cruise ship. Come, join us. tasting of the country’s world-renowned Port wine, or You’ll glide over calm waters straight into the heart of sampling the life of French royalty on a stroll throughA journey with Uniworld will transport you both imperial European capitals and Medieval towns and the halls of Versailles, you’ll be given an insider’s accessto intriguing destinations in impeccable style, villages that are unreachable by big ships. An ever-changing to the best experiences Europe has to offer. Once backluxury, and comfort. gallery of the world’s most beautiful scenery lies just onboard your luxury boutique cruise ship, you’ll sail away outside each window, making the journey as enchanting from the day’s adventure into an evening of fine dining as the destination. Perhaps you’ll find yourself gazing at a complete with complimentary, perfectly paired wine. The stunning castle whose grand walls tower above you while beauty of your surroundings is matched by the exquisite you relax on the sun deck, or you might delight in the value you know you’re enjoying, with all meals, hosted charms of a small European hamlet from the comfort of shore excursions, onboard entertainment, Signature your elegantly appointed stateroom. However you wish to Lectures, arrival and departure day transfers, and so much discover new worlds and new adventures, Uniworld will get more included in your fare. All that’s left for you to do is you closer than you ever imagined. figure out how to fit in all the adventures you can.Opposite page: S.S. Antoinette on the Rhine River; Above top: S.S. Antoinette suite uniworld.com | 5
  • 8. Boutique sailing: the luxury touchUniworld Boutique River Cruises and our sister company and partner, Red Carnation Hotels,combine our expertise to present the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line. Designed withthe same elegant flair, and run with the same attentive precision, Uniworld ships reflect thebenefits of our association with Red Carnation, an award-winning group of five-star luxury hotels.Style with substance of Hollywood royalty hang side by side on the walls downA boutique is a stylish and exclusive enclave, meant the plush satin-lined corridors, inviting movie enthusiasts toto stimulate the senses. Uniworld’s partnership with indulge in a bit of trivia. A cozy lounge offers conversationalRed Carnation Hotels guarantees an unparalleled luxury seating, just beside the only working fireplace on the rivers.experience, where five-star expectations are always met, Cut-glass bowls of candies reside on a table next to delicateand often exceeded. Beatrice Tollman, the founder, white orchids. There’s a visual feast at every turn, preparedpresident, and guiding designing light of Red Carnation with a masterful eye for detail and harmony.properties, has personally placed her stylish stamp on eachmeticulously crafted Uniworld ship. Everything we do has No request too large, no detail too smallone goal in mind: delighting you. Hand-selected fine art True five-star luxury is felt as well as seen. Fine hoteliersand priceless antiques from personal collections and make their guests feel welcome in many ways, mostworld-class auction houses blend perfectly with lavish importantly by getting to know them and being aware offurnishings in luxurious fabrics and styles, ensuring that their personal preferences. It is a pleasure when the chefevery moment you spend onboard is as memorable as remembers that you like your eggs prepared “sunny-sidethose you spend onshore. up” at breakfast, or the bartender knows you prefer your favorite drink with that little extra twist. It’s the CaptainUniquely designed to inspire and comfort stopping by your dinner table to continue the conversationEach Uniworld ship carries its own cachet, and each has you began yesterday, or the housekeeper remembering youa unique story to tell. Rich in character, uncommon in like lavender tea during the afternoon in your suite.design, and unyielding in attention to every detail, yourship is more than just a way to get from one destination Dreams are fulfilled by special touches that make you feelto the next: it’s a place for discovery. A grand sapphire comfortable—a well-placed pillow on a reading chair, a cupBaccarat chandelier from New York’s famed Tavern on the of tea delivered. Such kind attention lets you know howGreen lends interest and history. A petite Picasso looks much we value you and how dedicated we are to providing Above top: S.S. Antoinette butler service; Above bottom: River Baroness restaurant;over a cozy sitting area, just around that corner. Images exactly what you desire, exactly when you desire it. Opposite page: River Countess lobby6 | uniworld.com
  • 9. Our commitment to you We are deeply honored to be recognized by some of the world’s most prestigious travel and consumer publications, including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and the Zagat® Survey, for the best service, cuisine, stateroom design and overall experience in the cruise industry. While we are extremely proud of the recognition, we measure how successfully we are delivering on our commitment to provide our guests with the ultimate vacation experience by the feedback we receive from onboard surveys, letters from past guests, and posts on such sites as CruiseCritic.com. One of our favorite letters came unsolicited from Bruce Silverman, author of How to Complain for Fun and Profit. He wrote: “My wife Nancy and I just returned from a cruise up the Danube on the River Beatrice in April 2012, plus the three-day Prague extension. We rate the past two weeks the best vacation of our lives—and we’re very experienced travelers. And our opinion isn’t unique. Every passenger we met along the way shared our views, repeatedly saying, ‘We love the crew,’ ‘the ship is beautiful,’ ‘Captain Tom is the most charming man in the world,’ ‘we love the food,’ ‘Jan, the hotel manager is hysterically funny and obviously a very effective manager,’ ‘we love the excursions,’ ‘the service never stops,’ ‘the smiles never stop,’ ‘Christine, the Cruise Director is smart, lovely, and always helpful.’ The raves went on and on. And they continued in Prague, where Jana [Local Host] made sure every guest had a wonderful experience there as well. So it’s clear that Uniworld guests are not going to buy my book! It’s almost unfair. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We look forward to traveling with Uniworld again soon.” –Bruce Silverman We are thrilled to hear about Mr. Silverman’s experience with us. We share his kind comments, not because of their reflection on us, but because his delight with his own journey gives you, our future guest, an idea of what is in store for you as you travel with Uniworld. Uniworld is voted by consumers, year after year, as the “best in the Commitment to quality, service, and value river cruising industry.” Put simply, we’re committed to providing you with the most comprehensively luxurious, value-packed river cruise experience possible, from the comfort of the fine amenities found in your staterooms and the exquisite cuisine that puts us at the forefront of river cruising, to the charming personalities of our staff. We are happiest when you feel youOpposite page: Renoir Lounge, River Royale are a respected guest in the finest of homes—ours. uniworld.com | 9
  • 10. A thousand views from your luxury stateroomRated “Top Cabins” by the Zagat® Cruise Lines Survey, your own private, elegantly appointed sanctuarycomes standard with Uniworld—as do the ever-changing views of breathtaking river scenery.A stunning sanctuary: your respite, your quiet space to Twice-daily housekeeping keeps things tidy, and eveningreflect and recharge turndown features delightful treats of fine EuropeanLuxury has a feeling all its own, embodied in lovely chocolate and other thoughtful touches.surroundings and fine furnishings. From the handcraftedSavoir ® of England bed dressed in soft Egyptian cotton Our signature suites—the most stylish on the riverssheets, a fluffy European duvet, and a wide array of pillow While all of our signature suites are uniquely designedoptions to the plush oversized monogrammed towels with different shades of color, rich fabrics, classic mirrors,in your gleaming marble bathroom with its L’Occitane inspiring art, and breathtaking views, they all share theproducts, everything in your stateroom is meant to pamper same thoughtful touches and extra special amenities thatyou and please your senses. When you find yourself make our suites the most luxurious on the rivers.standing at your French balcony in a soft robe and comfyslippers, watching the sun rise over a Medieval castle, you Guests sailing in suites onboard the River Beatrice andwill know you are in the right place. S.S. Antoinette will revel in butler service, featuring such personal courtesies as packing and unpacking assistance.Thoughtful details and added comforts All Uniworld butlers undergo annual professional trainingEach Uniworld ship is a stylish, luxury boutique hotel in under the tutelage of Zita Langenstein of England’s Ivorspirit, yet fiercely modern in convenience. Nowhere is this Spencer Butler School. You will find you are in capablemore evident than in your elegantly appointed riverview hands, as our butlers are trained to the same level ofstateroom, where built-in closets, a convenient vanity, skill as those who serve in the finest royal houses inand individual climate control combine to make you feel Europe, including Buckingham Palace. And should youcomfortably at home. Should entertainment be in order, wish to indulge in our most elegant accommodations, thethe flat-screen TV features an infotainment center with Owner’s Suite on the River Beatrice and the Royal Suitenew-release and classic films, as well as details of the on the S.S. Antoinette are the most lavish suites availableship’s daily schedule and onboard resources. A direct-dial in the river cruise industry.phone connects you to housekeeping, should you requirea bit of sustenance or an extra towel. Please see pages 142 to 165 for more details on our Above top: River Baroness suite; Above bottom: River Duchess marble bathroom; beautiful staterooms and majestic suites. Opposite page: River Countess balcony stateroom10 | uniworld.com
  • 11. The dining experience: a feast for the sensesTake your seat in an intimate restaurant with elegantly dressed tables. Enjoy shared laughter as fine wine is poured and beautifully plated offerings are delivered with solicitous care. A savoring bite, a sip of something divine, and the moment becomes a memory full of exquisite sensations.LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS SIGNATURE DISHES TO WARM YOUR HEART COMPLIMENTARY WINE AND BEVERAGESWith the availability of the freshest ingredients from Beatrice Tollman has not just left her stylish imprint Enhance your sumptuous meals with well-paired finelocal farmers’ markets, or ingredients obtained from on the décor of our ships, but has also contributed her wines chosen by Red Carnation Hotels’ most acclaimedsustainably raised food sources, Uniworld chefs create legendary signature recipes, from hearty chicken pot sommelier. Sample hearty craft beers, and enjoy softmeals bursting with goodness and flavor. pie to the icy perfection of honeycomb ice cream. drinks with lunch and dinner onboard.DINING EXPERIENCES A COLLECTION OF CULINARY DELIGHTS MASTER OF TASTEEnjoy al fresco dining under the stars on the sun deck; Start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast, perhaps A 30-year industry veteran, Global Master Chefopt for light-lunch dining; dine with new friends at the an omelet personalized to perfection. Lunch time finds Bernard Zorn, leads a professional culinary team in theCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners; open you amidst an abundance of culinary delights. And preparation of gourmet cuisine that offers a deliciousyour eyes for early-riser breakfast, relax with afternoon evening menus offer elegant courses, as candlelight fusion of styles and tastes inspired by the regions oftea, or snack all day if you wish with our bistro menu. flickers and conversations kindle between bites. your itinerary. uniworld.com | 13
  • 12. Become part of the journeyYou may not want to leave the haven of your ship, but as we reach each fascinating city or town, we do encourage you todisembark and join us on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration. History is waiting to be discovered, and you will want to be there.Journey into the heart and soul of each destination Unique excursions, special insights Absorb the rich flavors and local colorWe believe travel can be a truly transformative experience, Picture yourself walking through Castle Kleinheubach in Join us onboard for Signature Lectures from local experts,and we are committed to providing you with onboard and southern Germany alongside members of the royal house who will introduce you to the vibrant cultures of ouronshore programs that foster a deeper understanding of of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, the family who has destinations. Watch performances by local musiciansthe heart and soul of each region and its people. owned this castle for nearly 300 years. You’ll see these and experience the local folklore. For a richer encounter grounds from their singular point of view and hear stories with local culinary traditions and regional flavors, enjoyBeyond the obvious that give you a rich perspective on both the historic edifice Uniworld’s Epicurean Adventurer Program™, which letsUniworld’s expertly planned excursions introduce you to and its inhabitants. Then, imagine taking an in-depth tour you partake in a wine and food pairing dinner, culinarythe most memorable castles, palaces, and museums of of a winemakers’ village in the Moselle wine region led by demonstrations and tastings, private onshore wineEurope and Russia—places that no visitor to great cities the genial town mayor. These clear, focused photographs tasting, and casual gourmet samplings while onboardsuch as Istanbul, Moscow, Paris, or Vienna should miss. of places in time, explained by those who have lived them, and onshore. are a hallmark of a Uniworld cruise. We invite you to shareBut sampling its most famous art and architecture is only the history. With the world as your classroomthe first step in getting to know a city or a nation. On a As you travel to each destination on your itinerary, you’llUniworld cruise, you will also delve into a region’s music, Freedom of choice and flexibility engage with the local culture in truly enlightening ways.cuisine, landscapes, folk culture, and history. The pieces With Uniworld’s innovative “Choice Is Yours,” “Go Active,” All Uniworld excursions are fully hosted by English-fit together like an exquisite puzzle, creating an immersive and “Gentle Walking” programs, you are able to personalize speaking local experts and your professionally trainedand enlightening journey. So whether you are marveling at your river cruise experience even more. For those wishing and experienced Cruise Manager, guides who are likeone girl’s journey during a tour of the Anne Frank house in to travel with extended family, we offer Multigenerational professors of world history and culture, with the world asAmsterdam, or standing in awe of the bravery of men on Family-Friendly programs as well. And, for those who wish their classroom. And you’ll always enjoy the conveniencethe beaches of Normandy, you’ll get an insider’s access to to travel on their own, Uniworld waives single supplements of a state-of-the-art Quietvox audio headset systemthe places you visit when you travel with Uniworld. on a number of itineraries and dates. designed to enhance the quality of your onshore excursions. Opposite page: Shore excursion with a local expert14 | uniworld.com
  • 13. Onboard & onshore, Uniworld offers you more Whether onboard or onshore, your every need will be anticipated during your unforgettable journey. Plus, because we know one size doesn’t fit all, we provide you with a variety of options and the flexibility to make your experience as unique as you are. Highlights include:UNIWORLD EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILY TRAVEL THE BEST LOCAL SIGHTS AND SOUNDSUniworld offers memorable experiences exclusively Share the excitement of travel with the special young Experts in history and culture share their knowledge ondesigned for our valued guests, such as: enjoying Vienna people in your life on a Multigenerational Family-Friendly art, music, and architecture with our Signature Lectures,as the Viennese do; taking in a Hungarian Puszta horse river cruise offering special activities for children and while local artists and entertainers perform regionalshow; and savoring a wine tasting hosted by royalty. savings on select itineraries and dates. music and share the visual traditions of their culture.EXPERT CRUISE MANAGERS & LOCAL GUIDES INDULGE IN EPICUREAN ADVENTURES STRETCH YOUR BODY, REST YOUR MINDOur English-speaking Cruise Managers and local experts Connoisseurs of wine and fine cuisine will enjoy delving Complimentary bikes and Nordic walking sticks let youare the very best in the industry, with decades of into local culinary traditions and regional flavors with venture out to the countryside. If you prefer to stayprofessional experience and education. an onboard wine and food pairing dinner, culinary onboard to exercise, your fitness center offers everything demonstrations and tastings, and private wine tastings. you need. Or simply relax onboard, pampering yourselfOpposite page: Exclusive wine tasting in Portugal with a massage in our Serenity River Spa. uniworld.com | 17
  • 14. Drop in early, or stay a while longer Indulge your wanderlust—and get even more value from your international airfare—with Uniworld’s pre- and post-cruise land packages. Each is fullyhosted by a Uniworld local host and includes deluxe and first-class hotels with breakfast daily, all transfers, baggage handling, and special sightseeing.ENGAGING AMSTERDAM COSMOPOLITAN AIX-EN-PROVENCE ROMANTIC BUDAPESTBicycle down streets and across canal-spanning bridges, You cannot help but feel the sense of history in this Here on the banks of the Danube, you can explore anpast houseboats and strolling pedestrians. Stop in the sophisticated town, named by the Romans after the evocative castle district and wander past extraordinarycity’s many museums and gaze at masterpieces by thermal springs still found here. A refined combination examples of Neoclassical, Baroque, and Art NouveauVan Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. A visual feast, of old and new, Aix-en-Provence is the soul of architecture. A historic city of stunning vistas, BudapestAmsterdam will charm and enchant you. southern France. offers a hearty taste of Hungary.BOHEMIAN PRAGUE DYNAMIC VIENNA FASCINATING ESTONIA, LATVIA & LITHUANIAA walk along the Charles Bridge takes you past ancient Opulent home of the Habsburgs, Vienna captures the Experience the flavors of the Baltic capitals—Tallinn,Baroque statues and shows you breathtaking views of imagination and the ear. Palaces invite a visit, while Riga, and Vilnius. Taste an exhilarating blend of historythis historic capital of Bohemia. music halls ring with the works of famous composers. and the vibrant promise of tomorrow.Opposite page: THE CITY OF LIGHT, PARIS: Cultivated and cultured, Paris offers passion and fashion, and exquisite cuisine. This beautiful city along the Seine continues to capture the imagination of the world. uniworld.com | 19
  • 15. The Rhine, Moselle, Main & Danube RiversExperience the many treasures that line the enchanting Danube, legendary Rhine, vineyard-rich Moselle, and meandering Main rivers Essential to daily life, important to trade, and notable as routes taken by invading conquerors, the great rivers of Europe have shaped the continent’s history, culture, and economy for thousands of years. Now these extraordinary waterways will shape your exciting Uniworld river cruise adventure. Cruise through one country, delving deeply into its culture and history, or No matter the cruise you choose, you will enjoy picturesque landscapes, travel through many countries, discovering the multitude of gems each Medieval villages, grand cities, and so much more. Captivating shore nation has to offer. Celebrate the rich heritage of Europe’s illustrious wine excursions hosted by local experts and insightful onboard cultural regions on “Legendary Rhine & Moselle” or “Enchanting Danube.” Explore programming will introduce you to the art, architecture, music, and history the beauty and romance of Paris before setting sail down four scenic rivers of the region, giving you a well-rounded perspective on each exciting port on “Paris & the Heart of Europe.” Journey from Vienna to Belgrade on of call. And thanks to our recently introduced “Choice Is Yours,” “Gentle our new “Highlights of Eastern Europe,” or travel from Istanbul to Vienna Walking,” and “Go Active” customizable options, you’ll be able to tailor experiencing the “Imperial Capitals of Europe.” your onshore experiences to your specific interests in many destinations. uniworld.com | 21
  • 16. Springtime Tulips& the RhineAmsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestylish River AmbassadorAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore2 countries10 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options3 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “The Rhine, River ofCulture and Trade”From $ 2,599 per person, cruise only22
  • 17. Discover the perfect blend of nature, art, and history ZaandamIs there a more glorious sight than springtime along the Rhine? Experience Dutch flowerculture at its height among the acres and acres of tulips carpeting the KeukenhofGardens. Cruise past vine-covered hillsides burgeoning with new leaves in the greatRiesling-growing districts of Germany.Water has always been a dominant element in the Netherlands, both in its long struggleto hold back the sea and keep its land habitable and in its history of global trade.Now, though the 17th-century Golden Age may be gone, the Netherlands’ cosmopolitanoutlook and entrepreneurial spirit remain. This cruise will show you both the mosttraditional side of Dutch life and the most contemporary.From the Netherlands, journey into Germany. Though modern Germany is better knownfor its industrial might than for its romantic landscapes, artists of all kinds havecelebrated the beauties of the Rhine landscape for hundreds of years. Sip a glass ofRiesling in the Rheingau and practice your German at a café with a view of Medievalchurch spires. Ramble through Roman ruins and learn how far back the roots of thisancient nation go. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteFollow the Rhine from amazing Amsterdam to fabulous Frankfurt and discover glorious Amsterdam to Frankfurt Frankfurt to Amsterdampaintings, WWII battlefields, Medieval castles, delectable food, and delightful people. Day Port/City Day Port/CityWho will enjoy this cruise: History buffs will be in heaven, whether they wish to explore 1 Amsterdam (embark) 1 Frankfurt (embark)the ancient Roman, the Medieval, or the 20th-century world. Gardeners may roam through 2 Amsterdam 2 Frankfurt, Rüdesheimmillions of blooming tulips, and art lovers will find many legendary collections to admire. 3 Amsterdam, Zaandam 3 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Braubach 4 Arnhem 4 Cologne 5 Cologne 5 Arnhem 6 Braubach, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 6 Zaandam, Amsterdam 7 Frankfurt 7 Amsterdam 8 Frankfurt (disembark), transfer 8 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport to the airport | Cruise Start Dates: March 27* April 3, 10, 17 * *On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Tulips, the Netherlands; Above: Rhine River, Germany uniworld.com | 23
  • 18. Springtime Tulips & the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days | Day 1 Amsterdam be | Day 4 Arnhem ybm Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be Featured Excursions: Choice of guided tour of transferred to the ship. D Kröller-Müller Museum OR WWII Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek | Day 2 Amsterdam ybmu C Featured Excursions: Canal cruise and choice of Anne Arnhem is your gateway to the Kröller-Müller Museum, Frank House OR Van Gogh Museum home to a huge collection of Van Gogh’s paintings, including Café Terrace at Night, as well as works by What intrigues you most? Do you want to walk through Picasso, Mondrian, Rodin, and many contemporary the house where Anne Frank wrote her diary, or would European artists. Or visit the WWII Airborne Museum in you like to see the paintings Vincent van Gogh left to Oosterbeek to learn about the brutal 1944 Battle of his brother Theo? Choose whichever you prefer, and Arnhem. History comes alive through veterans’ you’ll also see Amsterdam from its famous canals. Glide recordings and a large collection of artifacts. You’ll also along waterways dug during the Dutch Golden Age and stop at the Airborne cemetery. Buried there are 1,759 admire the stately houses built with the riches of the men, many of them Allied soldiers who lost their lives in Dutch East India trade. You’ll also see some of the effort to take the bridge at Arnhem (a story told in the city’s architectural highlights on your way to and from 1977 film A Bridge Too Far). BB L D the ship. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala | Day 5 Cologne mu | Day 3 Amsterdam, Zaandam bm Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Featured Excursions: Keukenhof Gardens and Roman-Germanic Museum Zaanse Schans Arrive in Cologne and ramble through the narrow streets All of your senses will be in for a treat as you visit the of Old Town with your guide, passing by tiny squares, Keukenhof Gardens, a 70-acre showcase of over seven little churches, and awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral, million flowers, where spring bursts out in all of its the city’s most famous landmark and a UNESCO World colorful glory. This is one of the most impressive public Heritage Site. Cologne was founded by the Romans; gardens in the world, and it is open for only nine weeks you’ll tour the Roman-Germanic Museum, built around a each year. In the afternoon, visit the outdoor museum Roman villa that was discovered in 1941. It contained of Zaanse Schans village. Zaanse Schans is traditional an incredibly well-preserved mosaic of Dionysus that Holland in a nutshell: the Dutch bring their children now joins numerous finds illuminating everyday life in here to show them how their ancestors lived. Try on a the Roman city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium pair of clogs, watch a cheesemaker press out a round of (the Roman name of Cologne), including the world’s cheese, and climb the stairs of a windmill to see how largest collection of Roman glass vessels and a unique the machinery works. BB D assortment of Roman jewelry. BB L D Cologne, Germany; Opposite page: Zaanse Schans, the NetherlandseEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner24
  • 19. |Day 6 Braubach, cruising the romantic Rhine | Day 7 Frankfurt C Pay-in-Full SavingsRiver, Rüdesheim b u Featured Excursion: Frankfurt walking tourFeatured Excursions: Guided visit to Marksburg SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms.Castle and evening guided stroll along Drosselgasse After a relaxing morning onboard, tour dynamic SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Frankfurt. Dive into the energy of this sophisticated Offer expires October 31, 2012.Awaken to the sights of the Rhine, including the city with your guide, roaming from its historic heart,famous Lorelei Rock and, at the confluence of the Römer Square, to its landmark skyscraper, Main Early Booking SavingsMoselle and Rhine rivers, German Corner, with its Tower. Take an elevator to the top for a view of 50monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I. Then take a leisurely SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. skyscrapers that reveal the importance of thiswalk through lovely Braubach, a charming town with European hub, which people from 200 nations Pricing Per Personmany half-timbered houses, before your visit to call home. Visit the colorful Kleinmarkthalle to tasteMarksburg Castle, the only Rhine hill castle to have Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only the famous local sausage and try the local cider,remained occupied and undestroyed for over 700 called ebblewoi. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Mar 27* River Ambassador $2,599years. You will feel that you have stepped into the Apr 3 River Ambassador $2,699daily life of the past as you walk through the kitchen | Day 8 Depart Frankfurt eb Apr 10, 17 * River Ambassador $2,799and banqueting hall, the armory and the chapel. Disembark the ship and transfer to FrankfurtDon’t miss the re-created Medieval garden, with International Airport for your flight home. CB/BB To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:150 plants used in the Middle Ages for curative (or Category 2 + $400magical) purposes. Later, marvel at the stunning Category 1 + $800scenery of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a Suite + $1,495UNESCO World Heritage landscape. Spend the See Deck Plan on page 158evening exploring Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse, a – Port Charges: $140 per personlively and picturesque lane of wine taverns. BB L D * On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. uniworld.com | 25
  • 20. Tulips &WindmillsAmsterdam to Antwerp | 10 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theimperial River Duchess, the chic River Empress,or the regal River QueenAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore2 countries14 excursions, including 4 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal expert“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “Life & Art in the Golden Age”From $ 2,649 per person, cruise only26
  • 21. Dutch and Belgian delights abound on this cruise EnkhuizenDo you dream of seeing Rembrandt’s paintings in the city where he created them? On Hoorn Zaandamthis itinerary, you’ll walk from a museum exhibiting Rembrant’s works out to a canal THEboat and cruise along Amsterdam’s waterways past houses built by the people in his Amsterdam NETHERLANDSportraits. Stroll through acres of tulips and understand why the Netherlands went mad Rotterdamfor these blooms centuries ago. Sit at a table on an ancient city square with a Belgianale and watch Antwerp’s students flaunt the latest fashions. NijmegenThe Netherlands and Belgium have always been closely linked, sharing a Golden Age in Veere Groesbeekthe 17th century that resulted in a flowering of artistic genius that has never been equaled, Dordrecht Kinderdijkproducing Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, and Hals, to mention only a few; their work is Nuenen Brugescelebrated the world over, and it hangs on the walls of the museums you will visit. Antwerp GhentThis perfectly paced springtime cruise takes you to picture-perfect villages where youcan climb the steps of a working windmill and try on a pair of clogs. Walk the cobbled BELGIUMstreets of beautiful Bruges, so well preserved it is almost a living museum; explore Brusselsvibrant Antwerp and shop for diamonds in the city that has long been the diamondcapital of the world. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteYou can see the traces of the region’s history everywhere: on WWII battlefields, in the Amsterdam to Antwerp Antwerp to AmsterdamMedieval glories of Ghent, in the tall ships moored at Enkhuizen. At the same time, you’ll Day Port/City Day Port/Cityfind trendy boutiques and brilliant contemporary architecture, the continent’s busiestport, and a pan-European spirit in forward-looking, sophisticated cities. 1 Amsterdam (embark) 1 Brussels airport, transfer to Antwerp (embark) 2 AmsterdamWho will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to step back in time may visit living history 2 Antwerp 3 Zaandamvillages, Medieval city centers, and 20th-century battlefields. Art lovers will enjoy three 3 Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)guided museum visits, and garden lovers will find a host of delights as well. 4 Hoorn, Enkhuizen 4 Veere 5 Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen) 5 Rotterdam, Kinderdijk 6 Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht 6 Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen) 7 Veere 7 Hoorn, Enkhuizen 8 Ghent (Bruges or Ghent) 8 Zaandam 9 Antwerp 9 Amsterdam 10 Antwerp (disembark), transfer to Brussels airport 10 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport * | Cruise Start Dates: March 23, 25, 29 April 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 16, 19, 25* * * * * *On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands; Above: Enkhuizen, the Netherlands uniworld.com | 27
  • 22. Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days | Day 1 Amsterdam be | Day 4 Hoorn, Enkhuizen m Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be Featured Excursions: Hoorn walking tour and “Life on transferred to the ship. D the Zuiderzee” outdoor museum visit | Day 2 Amsterdam ybmuC Uncover a rich seafaring history as you tour Hoorn on Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour with canal foot. Your guide will explain the markings on Medieval cruise and choice of Rijksmuseum OR Van Gogh Museum buildings that note the former inhabitants’ trades. Your next port of call, Enkhuizen, is home to the fascinating Spend your first full day in the Netherlands with a tour Zuiderzee outdoor museum, a reconstructed 19th- of its largest city, Amsterdam, which boasts history, art, century village that lets you see how life was lived in a architecture, bridges, canals, cobblestone streets, busy fishing port a century ago. BB L D museums, bicycles, and narrow alleys. Get a close-up view of the city’s waterways with a canal cruise. Choose | Day 5 Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen) yUbm between one of the most prestigious museums in the Featured Excursions: Choice of National Liberation world—the Rijksmuseum—which offers the world’s Museum OR exclusive “Walk in Van Gogh’s Footsteps” largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art and in Nuenen artifacts, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid, or the Van Gogh Awaken in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Museum—home to the largest collection of his From here, you can choose to head to the National paintings in the world, including Sunflowers and the Liberation Museum in nearby Groesbeek. During your works of other 19th-century painters. guided visit, get an eye-opening account of WWII by BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala experiencing the occupation, celebrating the liberation, and witnessing the rebuilding of Europe after the war. | Day 3 Zaandam ybm Or opt instead to learn about Van Gogh’s years in the Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day at village of Nuenen, where his father was the vicar and Keukenhof Gardens* OR Zaanse Schans combined where he created the character studies that became with Keukenhof Gardens The Potato Eaters. BB L D Spend all day at the Keukenhof Gardens, one of the | Day 6 Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht bu most impressive public gardens in the world, with more Featured Excursion: Kinderdijk windmills than seven million bulbs planted on a 70-acre site. Or split your day between the Keukenhof Gardens and Cruise through busy Rotterdam harbor, the third largest Zaanse Schans, an exquisitely crafted open-air in the world, and explore the city on your own in the museum. Authentic windmills, houses, and shops were morning. Then sail to Kinderdijk, where you’ll discover relocated to this picturesque area, creating a typical 19 astonishingly well-preserved, UNESCO World 17th- to 18th-century village where you can watch a Heritage-designated windmills dating back to the 1500s. cobbler carve out a wooden shoe or a cheesemaker At one point, there were more than 10,000 windmills in press rounds of Gouda. BB L D the country, and your guide will explain why they were so important. In the evening, sail to Dordrecht. BB L D *Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens. Note: If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be Hoorn, the Netherlands; Opposite page: Ghent, Belgium arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.eEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner28
  • 23. |Day 7 Veere bm artists from Hieronymus Bosch to Joseph Beuys. Pay-in-Full SavingsFeatured Excursions: Delta Works and guided stroll The Saint Bavo Cathedral holds the Ghentinto artists’ village of Veere Altarpiece, one of the world’s art treasures, painted SAVE $1,000 per couple on suites and category 1 and 2 by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck in the staterooms.Enjoy a morning visit to the engineering marvel 1400s. A canal cruise gives you a close-up view of SAVE $800 per couple on category 3, 4 and 5 staterooms.known as the Delta Works, where you’ll learn about the impressive 14th- and 15th-century textile warehouses that line the canals. BB D Offer expires October 31, 2012.the Netherlands’ 2,000-year fight to hold back thesea. Were it not for the mighty windmill, this region Early Booking Savingswould have surrendered to water a long time ago; | Day 9 Antwerp uChere you’ll see how technology has evolved. Then Featured Excursion: Antwerp walking tour with SAVE $400 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.spend the early afternoon in charming Veere, long a Cathedral of Our Lady visit Pricing Per Personpopular artists’ retreat, before cruising thepicturesque Zeeland area. BB L D Spend a full day in Antwerp, the diamond capital Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only of the world and home to many world-renowned Mar 23, 25,* 29 River Duchess, River Empress, River Queen $2,649 |Day 8 Ghent (Bruges or Ghent) ybu fashion designers. You’ll be guided to the Cathedral Apr 1,* 3, 7* River Duchess, River Empress, River Queen $2,849Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Bruges of Our Lady, which houses four masterpieces by Apr 10, 12* River Duchess, River Empress $3,499with canal cruise and walking tour OR Ghent with Peter Paul Rubens, who spent most of his life in Apr 16, 19,* 25* River Duchess, River Queen $3,749canal cruise Antwerp. You’ll also take in other highlights of this walkable and beautifully preserved city, which To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:Visit Bruges, one of the best-preserved Medieval boasts lively art and club scenes. Those who Category 4 + $220cities in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. believe that all that glitters is not gold can take an Category 3 + $525Enjoy its intimate cobblestone streets and bucolic afternoon shuttle to Diamondland, Antwerp’s largest Category 2 + $775public gardens. The Belfry Tower (Belfort) located in diamond shop. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Category 1 + $1,025Market Square features a stunning octagonal tower eb Suite + $1,825and the lovely music of a carillon. Then see the | Day 10 Depart Antwerp See Deck Plans on pages 146, 152, 154town from aboard a canal boat and discover why Disembark the ship in Antwerp and transfer to – Port Charges: $180 per personBruges is often called the “Venice of the North.” Or Brussels Airport for your flight home. CB/BB * On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy.visit Ghent, one of the oldest cities in Belgium, with – Single supplement applies for single accommodation.a history dating back to the Stone Age. The – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking.beautifully restored Medieval city center is made for Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.strolling or biking. Its museums house works by uniworld.com | 29
  • 24. Castles alongthe RhineBasel to Amsterdam | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theexquisite S.S. AntoinetteAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore4 countries9 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “The European City from theMiddle Ages to Modern Europe”Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™From $ 2,399 per person, cruise only30
  • 25. Celebrate the fairytale beauty and romantic spirit of the Rhine North Sea THE NETHERLANDSFlowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and light glints Amsterdamoff quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped bytime and history. The spires of Medieval churches appear around each bend, and Colognevineyards climb the hillsides. GERMANY R h ine English ChannelDiscover Alsace, whose dual heritage, French and German, has given it fabulous food Rivand a wine-growing tradition that goes back to the Romans. Cruise along the Rhine— Koblenz er Boppard RüdesheimGermany on one side, France on the other—and savor French joie de vivre and GermanGemütlichkeit. Bicycle beside the river, passing Roman ruins and Romanesque churches. Speyer R i v erMarvel at castles, once mighty fortresses that guarded territory and trade routes, now Germersheimromantic ruins towering above the water. ne FRANCE i Strasbourg Rh Riquewihr KehlMeet modern France and Germany in vibrant small towns and bustling cities that brim Colmar Breisachwith historic treasures of art and architecture. Taste delightful white wines in thevillages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the Rhine and its Basellandscape. The beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience. SWITZERLANDWho will enjoy this cruise: Those who love fine white wines will discover a plethora of Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Sitedelights; romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find Medieval castles, Bay of Biscay Basel to Amsterdam Amsterdam to Baselsplendid cathedrals, and scenes that have inspired great poets. Day Port/City Day Port/CityEpicurean Adventurer Program E 1 Basel (embark) 1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Breisach (Colmar or Riquewihr) 2 CologneProgram includes: Exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting Black Forest chocolate | |cake-baking demonstration and tasting Special wine and food pairing dinner 3 Kehl (Strasbourg) 3 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard 4 Germersheim (Speyer) 4 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Adriatic 5 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rüdesheim Sea Rhine River, Boppard Mediterranean Sea 5 Germersheim (Speyer) 6 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz 6 Kehl (Strasbourg) 7 Cologne 7 Breisach (Colmar or Riquewihr) 8 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to 8 Basel (disembark), transfer to the the airport airport * * | Cruise Start Dates: March 24, 31 April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 * * * | | * * | * * | June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30* July 7, 14, 21, 28* August 4, 11, 18, 25* | * * | September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 10 * * * | Ion *On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: The S.S. Antoinette on the Rhine River, Germany; Above: Stolzenfels Castle, Koblenz, Germany uniworld.com | 31
  • 26. Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days | Day 1 Basel be | Day 4 Germersheim (Speyer) u Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where Featured Excursion: Speyer walking tour you will be transferred to the ship. D Your guided walking tour through Speyer reveals a | Day 2 Breisach (Colmar or Riquewihr) ybC Medieval town with a grand heritage and a compact Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian wine villages historic center dominated by the largest Romanesque OR Colmar city tour cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its basilica laid out in the form of a Latin cross, Starting from Medieval Breisach, the gateway to the including four towers and two domes, this marvel is a Black Forest, you will cross the Rhine and head for symbol of Medieval imperial power; the rulers of three the Alsatian Wine Road, which hugs the foothills of the dynasties are interred here. Nearby, a well-preserved Vosges Mountains. Charming villages, pastoral land- mikvah, or ritual bath, bears witness to a Jewish scapes, and lush vineyards line this beautiful winding community that dates to roughly the same era; it is the road. You may choose to visit just the historic center of oldest remaining bath of its kind in Europe. BB L D enchanting Colmar or continue on to the wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr, rambling along the narrow | Day 5 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, lanes past crooked-timbered Medieval houses with Boppard U b w u conical roofs that are straight out of a fairytale illustration. Featured Excursions: Exclusive Castle Vollrads wine BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala tasting and guided Boppard village stroll | Day 3 Kehl (Strasbourg) bu Rüdesheim has been a magnet for romantics since Featured Excursion: Strasbourg by canal with the 19th century. Among its most famous sights is the Notre Dame Cathedral Drosselgasse, a narrow alleyway lined with wine taverns and shops. Explore Rüdesheim at your leisure. Then be Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, the our guest at a princely wine tasting at the prestigious Alsatian town of Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads Castle Vollrads, a handsome 14th-century castle of Europe.” The heart of the old city, a UNESCO World perfectly situated in the vineyard-covered hills of the Heritage Site, is crisscrossed with Medieval canals. Rheingau. Though it is one of the smallest wine-growing You’ll board a canal boat and cruise past ancient regions of Germany, it is world famous for its covered bridges and their watchtowers, the picturesque Rieslings—and Castle Vollrads is one of the world’s top Petite France district with its beautiful half-timbered wine estates for the varietal. Later, find a spot on deck houses and window boxes, and the magnificent Gothic for an afternoon of scenic cruising along the romantic cathedral—and you’ll also see the dynamic modern city Rhine—the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage- that hosts numerous European Union organizations. designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Picturesque Then spend your afternoon at leisure in this beautiful castles appear around every bend in the river for a city, home to a large and lively student population and 40-mile stretch, a sight that inspired poets, painters, the only national theater outside Paris. BB L D and composers throughout the 19th century. End your day with a guided stroll around Boppard, a typical wine village on the shores of the Rhine. BB L D Riquewihr, FranceeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner32
  • 27. |Day 6 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz World Heritage Site, the earthly remains of the Pay-in-Full SavingsyU fabled Three Kings—the Magi—are believed to lieFeatured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz at rest. You’ll learn about the history of the SAVE $800 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2walking tour OR exclusive aerial cable car ride to cathedral and its artwork, especially the pieces staterooms.Ehrenbreitstein Fortress surrounding the Shrine of the Magi. Christian SAVE $600 on category 3, 4 and 5 staterooms. pilgrims have been flocking here for centuries. InAwaken on the romantic Rhine and enjoy a morning fact, one of the cathedral’s expansions was intended Offer expires October 31, 2012.cruise along the castle-lined river. German Corner, to accommodate the many faithful who travel Early Booking Savingswith its famous monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I, from far and wide to experience the wonder of thisannounces your arrival in Koblenz, where the sacred site. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.Moselle and Rhine rivers meet. Choose a walking Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside Pricing Per Persontour highlighting the appeal of Koblenz—its the cathedral will not be possible.romantic narrow streets and historic squares, the Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Onlypicturesque alleyways and fountains in the old | Day 8 Depart Amsterdam eb Mar 24* S.S. Antoinette $2,499quarter, and the 12th-century churches of St. Florin Mar 31 S.S. Antoinette $2,649 Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdamand Our Lady. Or ride the aerial tram across the Apr 7* S.S. Antoinette $2,849 Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend yourRhine to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress—inspiration to Apr 14 S.S. Antoinette $3,049 stay in bustling Amsterdam. CB/BBauthors Melville and Byron—which in one form or Apr 21* S.S. Antoinette $3,249another has stood high on the hill overlooking the Apr 28 S.S. Antoinette $3,499rivers’ confluence since its beginnings as a May 5, 12, 19, 26 * * S.S. Antoinette $3,549fortification in 1,000 BC. BB L D Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 * * S.S. Antoinette $3,549 Jun 30* S.S. Antoinette $3,349 |Day 7 Cologne uC Jul 7, 14, 21, 28* * S.S. Antoinette $3,299Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Aug 4, 11, 18 * S.S. Antoinette $3,299Cologne Cathedral visit Aug 25* S.S. Antoinette $3,599 Sep 1, 8, 15, 22* * S.S. Antoinette $3,799Stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town with Sep 29 S.S. Antoinette $3,749your guide, passing by tiny squares and small Oct 6* S.S. Antoinette $3,749churches as you make your way to Cologne Oct 13 S.S. Antoinette $3,499Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark. It took Oct 20* S.S. Antoinette $3,199632 years for Germany’s largest cathedral to be Oct 27 S.S. Antoinette $2,699completed, and it is one of the most important Nov 3* S.S. Antoinette $2,499Gothic churches in Europe. Inside this UNESCO Nov 10 S.S. Antoinette $2,399 To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension Category 4 + $200 Category 3 + $750 Amsterdam Lucerne Category 2 + $950 Included in your 3-day Included in your 3-day stay: Category 1 + $1,325 stay: 2 nights at the 2 nights at the superior Suite + $2,025 superior Crowne Plaza Romantik Hotel Wilden Royal Suite + $3,750 Hotel (or similar) with Mann (or similar) with break- See Deck Plan on page 142 breakfast daily | All fast daily | All transfers | – Port Charges: $140 per person transfers | Local host | Local host | Lucerne walking * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Canal cruise | Quietvox tour and lake cruise – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. Only $759 per person Only $899 per person – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. (single supplement $359) (single supplement $319) Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Note: For cruises that begin or Note: For cruises that begin or Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extensions. end in Amsterdam. end in Basel. uniworld.com | 33
  • 28. Rhine DiscoveryNuremberg to Basel | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestylish River AmbassadorAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore3 countries8 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options3 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “Contemporary Germany”Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™From $ 2,699 per person, cruise only34
  • 29. Discover two great rivers, the Main and the Rhine, on this Schweinfurtintimate adventure Riv er Bamberg Würzburg inMeet the people of Franconia in a village visit over coffee and cake. Chat with a wine- Mamaker in Nierstein about his Rieslings and sample them on his premises. Visit the Nierstein Ma Cana Miltenberg Nuremberg in-D ltraditional inns of Bamberg and sit down at a long table with locals. Order a glass of Mannheim Rothenburg anubethe town’s famous smoky beer and join the lively discussion. Add some music and afew Franconian sausages, and you have the perfect evening. Heidelberg r veOf course, you’ll see UNESCO World Heritage gems along the way as you ramble along Ri Strasbourg GERMANY e inthe Medieval alleyways of charming villages, cruise through the canals of Strasbourg Rh FRANCEunder bridges that have stood for 600 hundred years, and marvel at art-filled Baroquepalaces. These treasures exist in part because the Rhine and the Main have alwaysbeen essential trade routes for the region. With trade came wealth, and with wealthcame splendid houses, glorious churches, and magnificent art. BaselDiscover the romance of the Rhine and the tranquil charm of the Main on this perfectly SWITZERLANDpaced cruise that takes you through a truly enchanting part of Europe. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteWho will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of fine German white wines, hearty regionaldishes, and delectable desserts. Travelers interested in meeting the people of Germany Nuremberg to Basel Basel to Nurembergas well as seeing the beauties of a picturesque region. Day Port/City Day Port/CityEpicurean Adventurer Program E 1 Nuremberg (embark) 1 Basel (embark) 2 Bamberg 2 Strasbourg |Program includes: Exclusive Nierstein wine tasting Luscious Rhine Valley dessert- 3 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg 3 Mannheim (Heidelberg), Nierstein |making demonstration and tasting Special wine and food pairing dinner (Rothenburg) 4 Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg 4 Würzburg, cruising the Main River 5 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg 5 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River 6 Cruising the Main River, 6 Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg) Schweinfurt (Rothenburg) 7 Strasbourg 7 Bamberg 8 Basel (disembark), 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to transfer to the airport the airport Cruise Start Dates: May 26 | June 2* | July 7, 14* | August 18, 25* | September 29 | October 6, 27 * *On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Rothenburg, Germany; Above: Miltenberg, Germany uniworld.com | 35
  • 30. Rhine Discovery Nuremberg to Basel | 8 Days | Day 1 Nuremberg be ninth century, the 25,000 students attending its Arrive at the Nuremberg Airport, where you will be university—one of the oldest in Germany—give transferred to the ship. D Würzburg a vibrant atmosphere. Stroll across the Alte Mainbrücke, begun in the 15th century and the | Day 2 Bamberg buC oldest surviving bridge spanning the Main, for a Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour great view of the city lights. BB L D Awaken in charming Bamberg, an accessible, lively | Day 4 Würzburg, cruising the Main River yUbu small city with one of Europe’s largest intact Old Town Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Residenz visit centers (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Like Rome, OR exclusive Franconian village visit Bamberg is built on seven hills—only here, a church tops each hill. Your tour takes you past the imperial This morning you may choose to chat with the residents Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George; the huge of a Franconian village over cake and coffee before 17th-century bishop’s palace and its glorious rose joining them on a guided tour of their town to learn garden; the Town Hall on the banks of the Regnitz about daily life in the region. Alternately, you can tour River; and Little Venice, an area of colorful fishermen’s the magnificent Würzburg Residenz, an immaculate houses. You’ll have time to ramble through the cozy example of Baroque architecture and a designated town center, browsing through the delightful shops. UNESCO World Heritage Site. This grand palace was Beer drinkers will want to check out the local brew, built and decorated in the 18th century by an famous for its smoky flavor. In the late afternoon, you international team of architects, sculptors, stucco- will cruise the peaceful Main River. workers, and painters. Particularly noteworthy is Tiepolo’s BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala ceiling fresco—the largest in the world. Enjoy the magnificent garden, one of the most expansive and | Day 3 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg beautiful in Europe. Then relax onboard for an (Rothenburg) b afternoon of scenic sailing on the Main River through Featured Excursion: Tour of Rothenburg the Franconian countryside. BB L D After a morning of scenic cruising, enjoy a guided | Day 5 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River tour of picturesque Rothenburg, a well-preserved Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour Medieval walled town. Then venture on your own to see even more of the treasures this delightful time capsule Delightful, romantic Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main has to offer—like the extraordinary 15th-century altar- River,” is still protected by its Medieval walls and two piece in St. Jacob’s Church that was carved by Tilman gates—one facing east, and another facing west. On Riemenschneider, Germany’s Gothic contemporary of your walking tour, you will discover a town that seems Michelangelo. Or explore the Christmas world of Käthe to embody a German fairytale, with its 14th- and 15th- Wohlfahrt’s museum, which is enchanting any time of century half-timbered, gabled houses, including the the year. After dinner onboard, you might like to ramble famed Crooked House, and its venerable Royal Inn, through Würzburg; though the city was founded in the which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. BB L D Würzburg, GermanyeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner36
  • 31. |Day 6 Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg) | Day 7 Strasbourg buC Pay-in-Full SavingsyUbw Featured Excursion: Strasbourg by canal withFeatured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Nierstein Notre Dame Cathedral SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms.village vineyard tractor ride with Riesling wine SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms.tasting and naturalist-led vineyard hike OR tour of You will wake up in the beautiful Alsatian river Offer expires October 31, 2012.Heidelberg* port town of Strasbourg. Situated half way between Paris and Prague, Strasbourg is known Early Booking SavingsSpend the day on an exclusive visit to the Rhine as the “Crossroads of Europe.” It is home to a SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.village of Nierstein, where renowned white wines magnificent Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame, andhave been made for centuries. Ride a tractor beautiful half-timbered houses; it is also the seat Pricing Per Personthrough the steeply sloping vineyards to sample of the European Parliament. See Strasbourg’s Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Onlysome of the finest Rieslings in the world. A UNESCO-designated historic core in the way itnaturalist will discuss viniculture in the region as has been seen for centuries—from its canals. May 26 River Ambassador $2,999you walk through a vineyard for a close-up view of A glass-enclosed water taxi will carry you under Jun 2* River Ambassador $2,999wine-grape growing. And of course you’ll get to taste 600-year-old covered bridges and past the modern Jul 7, 14* River Ambassador $2,899some of these fabulous wines. Or opt to have a buildings that house the Council of Europe and Aug 18, 25* River Ambassador $2,899motorcoach take you to Heidelberg, a perfectly other international institutions, as well as Palais Sep 29 River Ambassador $2,999preserved Medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Rohan and its glorious museums. Petite France, Oct 6* River Ambassador $2,999Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Heidelberg the picturesque old quarter whose half-timbered Oct 27 River Ambassador $2,699is home to Germany’s oldest university and is houses are adorned with flower boxes, is a highlightforever immortalized by Sigmund Romberg’s of your tour. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:operetta, The Student Prince. You’ll be guided Category 2 + $400through the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle’s | Day 8 Depart Basel eb Category 1 + $800courtyard, and then continue into downtown Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Suite + $1,495Heidelberg and through Old Town. After the tour, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home. See Deck Plan on page 158you will have free time to enjoy the bustling squares CB/BB – Port Charges: $140 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.lined with cafés, or simply take in the serene – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy.atmosphere of this truly charming town. BB L D – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking.*Note: Lunch is not included with the tour of Heidelberg. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension. Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Prague Delight in the beautifully preserved “City of Spires,” which boasts a remarkable core of historic buildings, as well gracious squares and friendly people. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person (single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg. uniworld.com | 37
  • 32. Legendary Rhine& MoselleAmsterdam to Basel | 13 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theregal River QueenAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore5 countries15 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options6 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “The Roman Empire Along theRhine and Moselle”Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™From $ 4,199 per person, cruise only38
  • 33. Travel through five remarkable countries along the legendary Amsterdam North SeaRhine and vineyard-rich Moselle rivers THE NETHERLANDSDiscover extraordinary Roman ruins, romantic castle-dotted shores, and lively cities. R hine RRevel in the unmatched beauty of the Moselle. Step into the pages of a fairytale as Cologneyou walk through the cobblestone streets of age-old villages. Experience vibrant GERMANY English Channel iv e r CochemAmsterdam from the vantage point of its bustling canals. And stop by a tavern to learn Ediger-Eller Koblenz Boppardwhy Germans are as famous for their beer as for their excellent wine. RüdesheimTaste exceptional examples of Riesling wine in the regions of Germany that make LUXEMBOURG Bernkastel Trierthe best: the Mosel and the Rheingau. Then discover the elegant Rieslings of Alsace, r elle Rive Konz Speyerthe only area in France permitted to grow these grapes. During visits to vineyards rand wine-making villages, you’ll talk to the artisans who make these exquisite wines. Strasbourg ve Ri Mos e in Riquewihr RhExplore the riches and delights of five nations—the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, FRANCE Colmar BreisachFrance, and Switzerland—and savor the best these regions have to offer. BaselArt, history, architecture, ravishing landscapes, and the time to enjoy them—as you SWITZERLANDcruise the breathtaking Moselle and the romantic Rhine, you’ll discover it all. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteWho will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of food and wine will delight in exceptionalRieslings, hearty regional specialties, delicate pastries, and fine chocolates, and those Amsterdam to Basel Basel to Amsterdamwho love art and nature will relish the very best the Rhine and Moselle have to offer. Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Amsterdam (embark) 1 Basel (embark)Epicurean Adventurer Program E 2 Amsterdam 2 Breisach (Colmar or Riquewihr)Program includes: Exclusive wine tasting in Ediger-Eller and Bernkastel Black Forest | 3 Cologne 3 Strasbourg |cake-making demonstration and tasting Special Riesling wine and food pairing dinner 4 Koblenz 4 Speyer 5 Cochem (Ediger-Eller) 5 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard 6 Cruising the Moselle River, Trier/Konz (Luxembourg) 6 Cochem (Ediger-Eller) 7 Trier/Konz, cruising the Moselle 7 Cruising the Moselle River, River Trier/Konz (Luxembourg) Adriatic 8 Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle 8 Trier/Konz, cruising the Moselle Sea River River 9 Boppard, cruising the romantic 9 Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle Rhine River, Rüdesheim River 10 Speyer Mediterranean Sea 10 Koblenz 11 Strasbourg 11 Cologne 12 Breisach (Colmar or Riquewihr) 12 Amsterdam 13 Basel (disembark), 13 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to transfer to the airport the airport | | Cruise Start Dates: May 4, 16* June 25 July 7* August 16, 28* September 9, 21* | | | October 3, 15, 27 November 8* * *On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: The River Queen on the Moselle River, Germany; Above: Reichsburg Castle, Cochem, Germany uniworld.com | 39
  • 34. Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days | Day 1 Amsterdam be | Day 5 Cochem (Ediger-Eller) Ubw Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be Featured Excursions: Cochem walking tour with transferred to the ship. D Reichsburg Castle and an exclusive Ediger-Eller wine tasting | Day 2 Amsterdam ybmuC Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour with canal History comes to life in Cochem’s half-timbered houses cruise and choice of Rijksmuseum OR Van Gogh Museum and Gothic Reichsburg Castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle, followed by a walking tour through Old Town. Experience the highlights of Amsterdam with a city Later in the day, you will take a motorcoach to Ediger- tour, and get a close-up view of the city’s waterways Eller, where you will be greeted by the town mayor, who with a canal cruise. Choose between one of the most will act as your host for the duration of your visit. Stroll prestigious museums in the world—The Rijksmuseum, with the mayor through the cobblestone streets to the which offers the world’s largest collection of Dutch and church for a short organ recital. Then join the mayor for Flemish art and artifacts, including Rembrandt’s The an exclusive wine tasting, where you’ll savor three wines Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid—or the along with a special snack prepared just for you at a Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of his local inn. BB L D paintings in the world, including Sunflowers, along with the works of other 19th-century painters. | Day 6 Cruising the Moselle River, Trier/Konz BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala (Luxembourg) b u Featured Excursion: Luxembourg with WWII cemetery | Day 3 Cologne mu Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Following a scenic morning sail on the spectacular Roman-Germanic Museum winding Moselle, guides will show you highlights of the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg, Stroll through the streets of Cologne’s Old Town to the including Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum, which displays and a WWII cemetery that is the final resting place of thousands of artifacts of dating from Cologne’s days as US Army General George Patton. BB L D a Roman colony. BB L D | Day 7 Trier/Konz, cruising the Moselle River bu Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will Featured Excursion: Trier city tour be replaced with a visit to UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral. Explore UNESCO-designated Trier, once known as | Day 4 Koblenz the second Rome. No other city in Germany has so Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour many monuments from Roman times. See the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque Old Town, learning Constantine’s Throne Room. In the afternoon, sail the from your guide the town’s history and its importance to Moselle River, home to some of the world’s most this region where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. delicious Riesling wines. BB L D BB L D St. Kastor Cathedral, Koblenz, GermanyeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner40
  • 35. |Day 8 Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River Uw | Day 10 Speyer u Pay-in-Full SavingsFeatured Excursion: Bernkastel walking tour Featured Excursion: Speyer walking tourwith exclusive wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly- SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2Bergweiler wine estate Be guided through Old Town to the grand Speyer staterooms. Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first SAVE $1,000 per couple on category 3, 4 and 5 staterooms.Discover Bernkastel, with its more than 500 years churches in the city date to the sixth century, and Offer expires October 31, 2012.of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and the foundation for the cathedral was laid in 1030.picturesque market square. Savor the area’s fine It was also home to a thriving Jewish community in Early Booking SavingsRieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly- the Middle Ages, traces of which can be seen in aBergweiler. In the afternoon, take in the ravishing ritual bath and the remains of a synagogue. BB L D SAVE $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards, which line Pricing Per Personthe banks of the winding Moselle River. BB L D | Day 11 Strasbourg bu Featured Excursion: Strasbourg by canal with Notre Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only |Day 9 Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Dame Cathedral May 4 River Queen $4,599Rüdesheim m u May 16* River Queen $4,899Featured Excursions: Guided Boppard village Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you traverse its Jun 25 River Queen $4,899stroll and Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical canals on your way to the gorgeous Gothic cathedral. Jul 7* River Queen $4,799Musical Instruments You will feel like you are in a fairytale as you glide Aug 16, 28* River Queen $4,799 among the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. Sep 9, 21* River Queen $5,199Take a guided morning stroll through delightful BB L D Oct 3 River Queen $5,099Boppard before cruising the scenic 40 miles of Day 12 Breisach (Colmar or Riquewihr) y b C Oct 15* River Queen $4,899the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World | Oct 27 River Queen $4,599Heritage landscape. With its vine-filled slopes and Featured Excursions: Choice of Colmar city tour OR Nov 8* River Queen $4,199its 40 or so castles strung like pearls along the Alsatian wine villagesriver banks, this is the perfect example of the To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:romantic Rhine. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Visit enchanting Colmar with its winding old streets, Category 4 + $325Mechanical Music Cabinet, a small museum Medieval city center, and St. Martin Church, which is Category 3 + $750showcasing a unique collection of self-playing made of pink stone. Or choose to visit the picturesque Category 2 + $1,100musical instruments. BB L D wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr. Category 1 + $1,450 BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Suite + $2,125 | Day 13 Depart Basel eb See Deck Plan on page 146 – Port Charges: $240 per person Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel- * On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home. CB/BB – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension. Amsterdam Explore Holland’s best-known city, home to famous museums, bustling canals, historic mansions, bicycles, secret gardens, and so much more. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Crowne Plaza Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Amsterdam walking discovery tour | Quietvox Only $759 per person (single supplement $359) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam. uniworld.com | 41
  • 36. EnchantingDanubeBudapest to Passau | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on themajestic River BeatriceAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore3 countries9 excursions, including 3 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “Austria’s Historyin the Context of the House of Habsburg,a European Dynasty”Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™From $ 2,299 per person, cruise only42
  • 37. Pay tribute to the queen of Europe’s great rivers,the enchanting DanubeJourney through breathtaking scenery, past Baroque monasteries and Medievalcastles, and encounter the cultural glories of empires that gave rise to Mozart and DaBeethoven, Freud and Klimt. n e ub Ri v erRelax on deck as, high above the Danube, Habsburg palaces take on a goldenglow in the setting sun. Tiny villages appear along the riverbank, marked by the spiresof ornate Baroque churches.Along the way, you can chat with winemakers and pastry chefs. Meet Hungarians whoare turning Budapest’s once-abandoned buildings into lively pubs, and Viennese whocherish traditional coffee and contemporary film. See the glorious jewelry and artisticmasterworks the Habsburgs commissioned during their 600-year reign. Get a close-upview of the enchanting Danube by taking a bicycle ride along the shore. Listen to thebells of Passau’s Gothic Town Hall ring over Medieval lanes lined with Baroque buildings.Celebrate the panoply of life lived along the Danube, past and present. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteWho will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to discover the best of modern-dayEurope along with the glories of the past. Everyone who loves history, food, wine, Budapest to Passau Passau to Budapestarchitecture, and music. Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Budapest (embark) 1 Munich airport, transfer toEpicurean Adventurer Program E 2 Budapest Passau (embark) 2 Passau, cruising the Danube RiverProgram includes: Private wine tasting in the Wachau Valley Luscious Austrian | 3 Cruising the Danube River, Vienna |dessert-making demonstration Special wine and food pairing dinner 4 Vienna 3 Linz (Salzburg or Gmunden or Steyr) 5 Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau 4 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Valley, Melk Dürnstein 6 Linz (Salzburg or Gmunden 5 Vienna or Steyr) 6 Vienna 7 Passau 7 Budapest 8 Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich airport 8 Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport , * | Cruise Start Dates: March 24, 31* April 7, 14, 21, 28* May 5, 12, 19, 26* * , | * *| June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4 , 11, 18, 25 * * * * | * * *| September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29* October 6, 13, 20, 27* November 3, 10* | *On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Dürnstein Monastery, Dürnstein, Austria; Above: Steyr, Austria uniworld.com | 43
  • 38. Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau | 8 Days | Day 1 Budapest be | Day 4 Vienna yUbmu Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with where you will be transferred to the ship. D National Library visit OR exclusive “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” | Day 2 Budapest ybuC Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour OR Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems, Budapest walking discovery of national treasures such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the stately Ringstrasse—the broad thoroughfare surrounded by Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, which lie on many imperial buildings and monuments. After your opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach panoramic drive through the city, you will start a tour that reveals all the highlights of this handsome walking tour through the Hofburg grounds that will city. Marvel at the Dohány Street Synagogue, the culminate at the magnificent State Hall of the Austrian Hungarian National Museum, the Opera House, National Library, said to be the most beautiful library St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the stunning Parliament room in the world. After marveling at the double-height Building. In the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill hall with its glorious Baroque ornamentation, you’ll district, called the heart of the nation, you’ll see make your way past the elegant designer shops of magnificent St. Matthias Church. Or join a walking Kohlmarkt (Cabbage Market), and pass by the Graben. discovery that includes a visit to the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, with its Neo-Gothic Or choose to “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” with an façade and array of statues, and Central Market Hall, intimate walking tour of Vienna’s historic center, where where you’ll have a chance to sample some local you’ll travel by foot and subway with the locals. Along delicacies. You’ll a stroll along Váci Utca, the main the way, enjoy a quintessentially Viennese experience— shopping street where Budapest’s affluent citizens a stop in a traditional coffee house. After your coffee have come to see and be seen for over 100 years. break, you’ll head to Vienna’s oldest square, Hoher BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala Markt, arriving just in time to see the Ankeruhr (Anker clock) strike noon. Each day, this Vienna Secession Note: Parliament may be closed for official business without (as the Art Nouveau movement was known in Austria) prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s clock features a parade of 12 historical figures, ranging Basilica instead. from Marcus Aurelius to Joseph Haydn, marking the time. While you wait for the clock show to start, order | Day 3 Cruising the Danube River, Vienna a sausage from a nearby stand for another typical Enjoy a day of leisure onboard your floating hotel as Viennese experience. BB L D your ship winds its way up the enchanting Danube and meanders through a series of locks, through Slovakia, and under bridges en route to the imperial city of Vienna, where you will arrive in the early evening. BB L D St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, HungaryeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner44
  • 39. |Day 5 Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk If you have explored Salzburg in the past, you might Pay-in-Full Savingsbwu opt for a visit to a nearby small town, GmundenFeatured Excursions: Wachau village wine tasting or Steyr (the day’s destination will be determined by SAVE $800 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2and Melk Abbey and library visit the weather). Quaint Gmunden will delight you staterooms. with its Alpine panorama, and Steyr has one of the SAVE $600 per couple on category 3, 4 and 5 staterooms.Awaken in the tiny Baroque village of Dürnstein, best-preserved old towns in Austria. Its lovely historicwhich nestles against sheer cliffs on the banks of center houses the famed Bummerlhaus (“plump Offer expires October 31, 2012.the Danube. The Wachau is home to a great wine little dog”)—one of the finest pieces of Gothic Early Booking Savingsmaking tradition; you’ll have an opportunity to taste residential architecture in Central Europe. BB Dsome world-renowned white wines here. Then cruise SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau | Day 7 Passau cC Pricing Per PersonValley—one of the most beautiful river valleys in Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour withEurope—to Melk and its 900-year-old Benedictine St. Stephan’s organ concert Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Onlyabbey. Your guided tour of this breathtaking Mar 24 River Beatrice $2,349masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture will Passau’s historic wealth through trade is reflected Mar 31* River Beatrice $2,449include a look at the famous library that was in the beauty of its Medieval merchants’ houses. Apr 7 River Beatrice $2,599an inspiration for Umberto Eco’s acclaimed novel The city’s Baroque buildings, erected after the big Apr 14* River Beatrice $2,849The Name of the Rose. BB L D fire of 1662, add Italian flair to the quintessentially Apr 21 River Beatrice $3,049 Medieval German town center, with its winding little Apr 28* River Beatrice $3,349 |Day 6 Linz (Salzburg or Gmunden or Steyr) streets and narrow alleyways. These streets will lead May 5, 12,* 19, 26* River Beatrice $3,549ybu you to St. Stephan’s Cathedral for an organ concert Jun 2, 9,* 16, 23* River Beatrice $3,549Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg OR on Europe’s largest pipe organ. Jun 30 River Beatrice $3,249Gmunden or Steyr BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Jul 7,* 14, 21* River Beatrice $3,199 Jul 28 River Beatrice $3,149 Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2Today’s adventure may take you to Salzburg, a Aug 4,* 11, 18* River Beatrice $3,149 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. AnUNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well- alternate venue will be organized before and after these dates. Aug 25 River Beatrice $3,599preserved Medieval town core and musical heritage. Sep 1,* 8, 15,* 22 River Beatrice $3,799During your guided walking tour, marvel at the city’s | Day 8 Depart Passau eb Sep 29* River Beatrice $3,74915th-century cathedral; stroll along its famous Disembark the ship in Passau and transfer to Oct 6 River Beatrice $3,749shopping street, Getreidegasse, where you can also Munich Airport for your flight home, or extend your Oct 13* River Beatrice $3,499pass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s childhood stay in the golden city of Prague. CB/BB Oct 20 River Beatrice $3,099home; and admire the Mirabellgarten, which was Oct 27* River Beatrice $2,699featured in the beloved film The Sound of Music. Nov 3 River Beatrice $2,399 Nov 10* River Beatrice $2,299 Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4 +$200 Category 1 + $1,075 Budapest Prague Category 3 + $650 Suite + $1,695 Included in your 3-day Included in your 4-day Category 2 + $850 Owner’s Suite + $3,295 stay: 2 nights at the deluxe stay: 3 nights at the See Deck Plan on page 144 Corinthia Hotel Royal (or superior Imperial Hotel – Port Charges: $140 per person similar) with breakfast Prague (or similar) with * On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. daily | All transfers | Local breakfast daily | All – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. host | Tour of the Budapest transfers | Local host | – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. Opera House | Quietvox Prague city tour | Quietvox – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extensions. Only $569 per person Only $999 per person (single supplement $299) (single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or Note: For cruises that begin or end in Budapest. end in Passau. uniworld.com | 45
  • 40. Danube Discovery& PragueVienna to Prague | 10 DaysYour Cruise/Tour Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestylish River Ambassador2 nights in Prague at the deluxe Bascolo Prague(or similar) with breakfastAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore3 countries13 excursions, including 5 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticksthroughout your cruise Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “Maria Theresa: a WomanShaping European Politics”From $ 3,099 per person, cruise/tour46
  • 41. Discover the matchless beauty of the Danube, and the pride ofthe Czech Republic, Prague 2 PragueSheer cliffs rise above the mighty river, with tiny Baroque villages nestling at their feet. NurembergTerraced hillsides are topped with regal castles and time-mellowed monasteries. Roth CZECH REPUBLIC Main-Orchards and vineyards along the Danube have supported farmers for centuries; these Danube Canaldays ambitious vintners apply the latest techniques to making luscious white winesfrom ancient vines. TheresienthalAs you cruise through the heart of the old Habsburg empire, you’ll find beautiful Regensburg Deggendorflibraries, astonishing frescoes, Medieval city walls, and Gothic cathedrals, encountering Passauthe perfect mix of big-city glamour and small-town ease, high culture and the simple Wachau GERMANY Dan ubpleasures of daily life. eR iv Valley Da nu be R erAt each end of the journey are historic capitals: Vienna, home to emperors for ivera thousand years and a treasure house of imperial art, and Prague, the beautifully Melk Viennapreserved “City of Spires” that boasts a unique architectural heritage of its own. AUSTRIAGet a feel for the land as you wheel a bicycle along a riverside path. Listen to a trumpeter Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Sitemark the arrival of noon after a 600-year-old clock chimes the hours. Feel the wind inyour hair while you ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn carriage. Vienna to Prague Prague to ViennaTradition and history, music and art, micro-brews and hip bars—experience them Day Port/City Day Port/Cityall along the beautiful Danube. At the same time, savor the flavors of the region, from 1 Vienna (embark) 1 PragueVienna’s pastries to the apricot-scented wines of the Wachau Valley. 2 Vienna 2 PragueWho will enjoy this cruise: Food and wine connoisseurs and those who love music, art, 3 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk 3 Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark)nature, and history will all find something splendid along the Danube. 4 Passau 4 Roth (Nuremberg), cruising the 5 Deggendorf (Theresienthal) Main-Danube Canal 6 Regensburg 5 Regensburg 7 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, 6 Deggendorf (Theresienthal) Nuremberg 7 Passau 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague 8 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley 9 Prague 9 Vienna 10 Prague, transfer to 10 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport the airport | | Cruise/Tour Start Dates: April 26* May 19 June 7, 30 July 19* August 11, 30* * | | | | September 22 October 11, 20* *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Prague, Czech Republic; Above: Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley, Austria uniworld.com | 47
  • 42. Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague | 10 Days | Day 1 Vienna be the terrace are spectacular, but the splendid frescoes, Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be marble, and gilded plasterwork of its interior will be just transferred to the ship. D as memorable. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala yUbmu | Day 4 Passau bc | Day 2 Vienna Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour with with National Library visit OR exclusive “See Vienna St. Stephan’s organ concert and exploring “Bavarian as the Viennese Do” Traditions,” Weisswurst and Lederhosen There can be no exploration of the Danube without a Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top visit to Vienna, a city both steeped in history and on of quintessential German foundations. Step off the ship the cusp of current trends. Your panoramic city tour to discover an accessible, intriguing, and well-preserved showcases all the imperial Habsburg grandeur of the town on your guided walking tour, with time to roam on stately Ringstrasse, taking you past the Rathaus your own before you hear the magnificent pipe organ, (City Hall), Parliament, the Hofburg (Imperial Palace), the largest in Europe, at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. In the and the State Opera, among other sights. You will walk afternoon, discover how traditional Bavarian clothing, through the Hofburg grounds, culminating at the such as lederhosen and dirndls, is designed and made magnificent State Hall of the Austrian National Library, in the small town of Obernzell, and then indulge in which is said to be the most beautiful library room in weisswurst (Bavaria’s beloved aromatic white sausage) the world. For a more intimate look at this stunning city, along with a crispy pretzel and a refreshing weissbier opt to “See Vienna as the Viennese Do,” discovering (a local pale beer). BB L D the daily life of the Viennese in the historic town center Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to with a visit to a popular park and a stop at a traditional October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternate venue will be organized before and after these dates. Viennese coffee house. BB L D Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the | Day 5 Deggendorf (Theresienthal) Ubm tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead. Featured Excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest horse- | Day 3 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk buC drawn carriage ride with Theresienthal visit Featured Excursion: Melk Abbey with library visit After enjoying an exclusive horse-drawn carriage ride through a scenic village in the Bavarian Forest and Today, you’ll cruise the scenic, vineyard-rich Wachau sampling home-baked bread fresh from the oven, you Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape will head for the world-famous glass workshop, Theresien- and one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. thal. See firsthand how fine crystal glassware is made Tour Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine abbey, a master- and learn the extraordinary history of Theresienthal, piece of Baroque art and architecture situated high once the purveyor of the finest crystal to the royal atop the granite cliffs of the Danube. The views from houses of Europe and Russia. Spend your afternoon taking a scenic stroll or bike ride along the Danube and through the small town of Deggendorf. BB L D Old Chapel, Regensburg, AustriaeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner48
  • 43. |Day 6 Regensburg ybu Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Trials. Pay-in-Full SavingsFeatured Excursions: Choice of “2000 Years in One BB L Captain’s Farewell DinnerHour” Regensburg walking tour OR Jewish Regensburg Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms.OR Audi factory visit permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks. SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.Regensburg, one of the best-preserved Medieval | Day 8 Nuremberg, transfer to Prague ebtowns in Europe, captures 2,000 years of history Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Early Booking Savingswith outstanding monuments like the 12th-century Prague. BB SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.Stone Bridge and the towering Gothic cathedral.Your walking tour takes you past the architectural | Day 9 Prague ybu Pricing Per Persontreasures of Old Town as well as the Cathedral of Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague city tour OR Jewish Prague Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/TourSt. Peter, with its magnificent 14th-century stained-glass windows. For a different view of Medieval Apr 26* River Ambassador $3,099Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” May 19 River Ambassador $3,399oldest Jewish community, dating back more than Enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in such places Jun 7* River Ambassador $3,399a thousand years. Or visit the Audi factory in as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Jun 30 River Ambassador $3,299Ingolstadt for a fascinating look at how a well- Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House, Jul 19* River Ambassador $3,199engineered German car is built. BB L D before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you’ll visit St. Aug 11 River Ambassador $3,199 Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and Golden Lane. Aug 30* River Ambassador $3,499 |Day 7 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg You’ll cross Charles Bridge on foot to the beautiful Sep 22 River Ambassador $3,399ybC Old Town Square with Tyn Church and the famous Oct 11* River Ambassador $3,299Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg astronomical clock. Or explore Jewish Prague on Oct 20 River Ambassador $3,199city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s old Jewish To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:Documentation Center visit quarter, including Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish Category 2 + $400 cemetery; Old New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest Category 1 + $800After cruising the most scenic parts of the Main- active synagogue; and Pinkas Synagogue, now a Suite + $1,495Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering, memorial to Holocaust victims. BBvisit Nuremberg. Discover beautiful Medieval See Deck Plan on page 158 Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed onNuremberg during a panoramic tour. Or take a Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in – Port Charges: $140 per person * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation.including the enormous Nazi Party Rally Groundsand Documentation Center, home to the permanent | Day 10 Depart Prague b – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.exhibition “Fascination and Terror.” You’ll also visit Transfer to Prague Ruzyne Airport for your flight ˘ Note: For Vienna to Nuremberg cruise-only rate, subtract $400 per person from cruise/tour rate.the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam, which includes home. CB/BB Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension. Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise/tour extension Vienna Spend extra time in the city where the waltz was invented. At every turn you’ll be reminded of the great composers who have lived here and of the abiding love the Viennese have for music. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Intercontinental Vienna (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Visit to the House of Music and Naschmarkt open-air market Only $659 per person (single supplement $319) Note: For cruise/tours that begin or end in Vienna. uniworld.com | 49
  • 44. NEW IN 2013Highlights ofEastern EuropeVienna to Belgrade | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestylish River AmbassadorAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore5 countries7 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options2 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “Musical Magic Along theDanube: The Great Composers”From $ 2,899 per person, cruise only50
  • 45. Trace a millennia-old timeline along the Danube Bratislava Vienna SLOVAKIAHistory, nature, and hospitable people are all awaiting your discovery as you cruise through Danufive countries—Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia—and visit four capital be R iv e r Budapest AUSTRIAcities. Sail along the Danube, immersing yourself in new cultures and meeting new friends.Ancient and beautiful towns illuminate a remarkable history on this route. Among the HUNGARYhighlights you will discover are Celtic fortifications, Roman ruins, and Medievalfortresses, as well as vibrant modern cities. In Vienna, marvel at the spectacular crownjewels created for the Habsburg rulers during their thousand-year reign. Revel inBratislava’s beautiful Art Deco coffee houses and charming atmosphere. In Budapest,gaze up in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary’s Parliament building as it risesmajestically above the banks of the Danube. Discover why Belgrade draws visitors from CROATIA SERBIAall over Eastern Europe. Osijek Danube Rive Vukovar rThis cruise gives you the exciting opportunity to see the best the revitalized nations ofEastern Europe have to offer. Knowledgeable local experts will introduce you to theunique features of little-explored destinations and assist you in uncovering the sights Belgradethat interest you the most as you explore on your own. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteRavishing river scenery, intriguing people, and a plethora of culinary delights await you Vienna to Belgrade Belgrade to Viennaon this eye-opening and extraordinary voyage, a perfect combination of leisurely and Day Port/City Day Port/Cityscenic sailing and exciting destinations. 1 Vienna (embark) 1 Belgrade (embark)Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to see the challenges and changes 2 Vienna 2 Belgradeoccurring in Eastern Europe. Nature lovers inspired by dramatic scenery. Archaeology 3 Cruising the Danube River, 3 Vukovar (Osijek)and history buffs. Bratislava 4 Cruising the Danube River, 4 Budapest Budapest 5 Budapest, cruising the 5 Budapest Danube River 6 Cruising the Danube River, 6 Vukovar (Osijek) Bratislava 7 Belgrade 7 Vienna 8 Belgrade (disembark), transfer to 8 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport the airport | | | Cruise Start Dates: May 5, 12, June 16, 23* July 28 August 4* September 8, 15* * | *On these dates, cruise operates from Belgrade to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Parliament Building, Vienna, Austria; Above: Belgrade, Serbia uniworld.com | 51
  • 46. Highlights of Eastern Europe Vienna to Belgrade | 8 Days Day 1 Vienna b e | | Day 4 Budapest ybu Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour OR transferred to the ship. D Budapest walking discovery of national treasures | Day 2 Vienna yUbmu Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, on opposite sides Featured Excursions: Choice of royal Vienna tour with a of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour that shows visit to the Royal Treasury Silver Chambers OR exclusive all the key highlights of this gorgeous city, including the “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” Hungarian State Opera House, the national museum, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Castle Hill, a UNESCO- Capture Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that designated district that has been called the heart of the takes you along the stately Ringstrasse. Among the nation. Or join a walking tour that begins with an magnificent sights you’ll see on your drive are Rathaus exploration of the remarkable Hungarian Parliament (City Hall), the Parliament, the Hofburg (Imperial building. Its Neo-Gothic façade is ornamented with Palace), and the Staatsoper (State Opera); then you’ll striking turrets and arches, and its outer walls feature stroll through the Hofburg grounds to the oldest part of more than 200 statues of notable Hungarian monarchs the complex, which dates to the 13th century and and military commanders. You’ll have an hour-long houses the extraordinary treasures collected by the guided tour, seeing the sweeping main staircase; the Habsburgs. For a more intimate look at this stunning soaring Dome Hall; the Deputy Council Chamber, where city, opt to “See Vienna as the Viennese Do,” discovering the Hungarian legislature sits today; and the richly the daily life of city residents in the historic town center decorated Old Upper House Hall. Then, you’ll head to with a visit to a popular park and a stop at a traditional the Central Market Hall. Intoxicating aromas and vibrant Viennese coffee house. BB L D colors strike you as you step inside. Your guide will introduce you to the dazzling array of fresh produce, Day 3 Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava b C | spices, meats, pastries, and wines on display and will Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour even arrange a few tastings for you. You’ll then have time to wander among the stalls and pick up souvenirs Bratislava’s compact Old Town contains an eclectic before heading outside to stroll Váci Street, Budapest’s collection of handsome Gothic, Baroque, and Art Deco most famous pedestrian mall and shopping boulevard. buildings. Today, you’ll find a lively mix of designer For generations, this is where the city’s wealthiest galleries, old-fashioned shops, and coffee houses in residents have come to see and be seen. BB L D lovely Art Deco buildings, as well as an international population of young bohemians reveling in a dynamic Note: The Parliament may be closed for official business without prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s art scene. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala Basilica instead. The Parliament, Budapest, HungaryeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner52
  • 47. |Day 5 Budapest, cruising the Danube River and squares remain, making up the best-preserved Pay-in-Full SavingsEnjoy the morning at leisure in beautiful Budapest, Baroque complex in Croatia—though somewhich boasts some of the loveliest Art Nouveau structures were slightly damaged by the shelling the SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms.buildings in Europe, wonderful spas, and eerie Cold city endured in the early 1990s. BB L D SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms.War tunnels, before cruising the lovely Danube as it Offer expires October 31, 2012. Note: School visit not available during school holidays.heads for the border of Croatia. This is the perfectday to take advantage of the luxuries onboard your bC Early Booking Savingsship. Enjoy a massage or a lazy afternoon on deck, | Day 7 Belgrade Featured Excursion: Belgrade city tour with SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.chatting with new friends and admiring the scenery. Kalemegdan FortressBB L D Pricing Per Person bf Enjoy a panoramic drive through Belgrade, one of |Day 6 Vukovar (Osijek) the oldest cities in Europe and now one of the Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise OnlyFeatured Excursion: Full-day tour of Osijek, school May 5 River Ambassador $2,899 liveliest. The day begins with a look into the region’svisit, and home-hosted lunch May 12* River Ambassador $2,999 Roman and Medieval past at Kalemegdan Fortress. Jun 16 River Ambassador $2,999 Overlooking two rivers, the fortress bears witness toMorning finds the ship docking in the Croatian port Jun 23* River Ambassador $2,899 the waves of conquest: you can see remnants ofof Vukovar, where you’ll begin one of the most Jul 28 River Ambassador $2,899 fortifications built by the Byzantine Empire,intriguing and personal adventures of this entire Aug 4* River Ambassador $2,899 15th-century Serbian rulers, Austrians, andcruise. Meet modern-day Croatians in an intimate Sep 8, 15* River Ambassador $3,099 Ottoman Turks, each fragment telling a story ofsetting as you have lunch with a family in Osijek conquest and defeat. You’ll drive past suchand chat with students at their school. Osijek, the To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: landmarks as St. Sava Cathedral and Tito’slargest city in eastern Croatia, was founded by the Category 2 + $400 Memorial, exploring the contrast of old and new thatRomans in the second century and has seen its Category 1 + $800 makes up this capital city, whose modern-dayshare of trouble in the centuries since then. The Suite + $1,495 citizens are always ready to party.Tvrda complex, built in the 18th century by Austrian See Deck Plan on page 158 BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinnermilitary engineers, was designed as the military – Port Charges: $140 per personnerve center of eastern Slavonia after the Austrians | Day 8 Depart Belgrade eb * On these dates, cruise operates from Belgrade to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy.wrested control of the region from the Ottoman – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. Disembark the ship and transfer to the Belgrade – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.Turks. They created a planned community, well Nicola Tesla Airport for your flight home. CB/BB – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking.fortified with moats and walls that have largely Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.disappeared, but the handsome Baroque buildings Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Vienna Spend extra time in the city where the waltz was invented. At every turn you’ll be reminded of the great composers who have lived here and of the abiding love the Viennese have for music. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Intercontinental Vienna (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Visit to the House of Music and Naschmarkt open-air market Only $659 per person (single supplement $319) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Vienna. uniworld.com | 53
  • 48. NEW IN 2013Grand Danube& PraguePrague to Belgrade | 17 DaysYour Cruise/Tour Package Includes:Travel14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestylish River Ambassador2 nights in Prague at the deluxe Boscolo Prague(or similar) with breakfastAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore7 countries20 excursions, including 7 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts Prague, Czech Republic“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Celebrate the grandeur of the Danube and the Baroque glories of the Habsburg EmpireServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager Discover extraordinary Prague, one of the best-preserved cities of these countries are embracing the future while you exploreState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset in Europe, and splendid Vienna, the imperial capital. Stroll their breathtakingly beautiful lands.system on all shore excursions along the riverfront in the ravishing Wachau Valley, and breathe Who will enjoy this cruise: Adventurers looking to exploreUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks the fresh air of the green roof of Europe, the Bavarian Forest.throughout your cruise little-known regions. Lovers of art, architecture, and history. The relaxed pace of this cruise gives you three full days to Those who wish to see the best of the old and the new in Experience explore Vienna, once the imperial capital and now a lively, Central and Eastern Europe. Captivating onboard local entertainment beautiful city whose sophisticated residents can be found2 Signature Lectures Grand Danube & Prague is a combination of: on summer evenings chatting and sipping wine in courtyards Danube Discovery & Prague Pages 46 – 49 outside some of the most amazing museums in the world. Highlights of Eastern Europe Pages 50 – 53 Delve into the intriguing post-Communist countries of Hungary,From $ 5,899 per person, cruise/tour Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, and see the ways the people54
  • 49. Ma i n R iv er Pay-in-Full Savings 2 Prague Nuremberg SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. Roth CZECH Main- Theresienthal SAVE $1,200 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Deggendorf REPUBLIC Danube Canal Offer expires October 31, 2012. Regensburg Passau Da Wachau Valley SLOVAKIA Early Booking Savings nu b eR iv er Bratislava SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. Melk Vienna Danu AUSTRIA be R iv e r Budapest Pricing Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/Tour Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/Tour HUNGARY Apr 26 River Ambassador $5,899 Jul 19 River Ambassador $5,899 May 12* River Ambassador $6,199 Aug 4* River Ambassador $5,899 Jun 7 River Ambassador $6,199 Aug 30 River Ambassador $6,398 CROATIA Osijek SERBIA Jun 23* River Ambassador $5,999 Sep 15* River Ambassador $6,298 Belgrade To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Vukovar Category 2 + $750 Suite + $2,595 Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Site Category 1 + $1,500Prague to Belgrade Belgrade to Prague See Deck Plan on page 158 – Port Charges: $280 per personDay Port/City Day Port/City * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Belgrade to Prague. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy.1 Prague 1 Belgrade (embark) – Single supplement River for single accommodation. Danube applies – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.2 Prague 2 Belgrade – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.3 Prague, transfer to Nuremberg 3 Vukovar (Osijek) Note: For Nuremberg to Belgrade cruise-only rate, subtract $400 per person from cruise/tour rate. (embark) 4 Cruising the Danube River, Budapest4 Roth (Nuremberg), cruising the 5 Budapest Main-Danube Canal 6 Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava5 Regensburg 7–9 Vienna6 Deggendorf (Theresienthal) 10 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk7 Passau 11 Passau8 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley 12 Deggendorf (Theresienthal)9 – 11 Vienna 13 Regensburg12 Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava 14 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal,13 Budapest Nuremberg14 Budapest, cruising the Danube River 15 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to15 Vukovar (Osijek) Prague16 Belgrade 16 Prague17 Belgrade (disembark), transfer to 17 Prague, transfer to the airport the airport | |Cruise/Tour Start Dates: April 26 May 12* June 7, 23* July 19 August 4, 30 September 15* * | | |*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Belgrade to Prague. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. Schönbrunn Castle, Vienna, Austria uniworld.com | 55
  • 50. Imperial Capitalsof EuropeIstanbul to Vienna | 15 DaysYour Cruise/Tour Package Includes:Travel11-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestunning River Princess or imperial River Duchess3 nights in Istanbul at the superior first-class CrownePlaza Old City Hotel (or similar) with breakfastAll transfers on arrival and departure days (seetransfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore 8 countries13 excursions, including 3 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options5 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticksthroughout your cruise Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “What are the Balkans?”Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™From $ 5,149 per person, cruise/tour56
  • 51. Legends come to life as you travel from Istanbul to Vienna, SLOVAKIAwinding your way through eight countries and five capital Bratislava Szentendre Island Vienna Dancities on one majestic journey AUSTRIA ube R iv er Budapest HUNGARYTake this truly one-of-a-kind journey along paths forged by conquerors, crusaders, and Mohácskings through Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, and PécsAustria. Explore exotic Istanbul, with its striking mosques and opulent palaces. CROATIA ROMANIA OsijekCelebrate Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube,” and let the “City of Waltzes,” Vienna, Irondazzle you with its distinctive imperial charm. Gates Bucharest Vukovar GiurgiuAs you travel, you’ll uncover hidden treasures, including the picturesque Bulgarian Belgrade Danube River Roussetowns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, home to the 17th-century Nativity Church— a SERBIAUNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the colorful folktales and musical Veliko Tarnovo Blacktraditions of these extraordinary people as you watch children perform a concert for you Arbanassi Sea Adriaticat their school and savor a home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. Step back in time Sea BULGARIAas you cruise the wondrous Iron Gates. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you. TURKEY 3 IstanbulWho will enjoy this cruise: Explorers wishing to discover ancient lands and modernmulticultural cities. Photographers, amateur archaeologists, connoisseurs of regional Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Sitecuisines, and anyone who loves beautiful and mysterious locales. Istanbul to Vienna Vienna to IstanbulEpicurean Adventurer Program E Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Istanbul 1 Vienna (embark) |Program includes: Bulgarian honey and yogurt tasting Villány Hills wine tasting Salty | 2 Istanbul 2 Vienna |pogácsa and pálinka tasting on Szentendre Island Special wine and food pairing dinner Ionian Sea Aegean Sea 3 Istanbul 3 Vienna 4 Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer 4 Bratislava to Giurgiu (embark), Rousse 5 Szentendre Island, cruising the 5 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Danube River, Budapest Arbanassi or Rusenski countryside) 6 Budapest 6 Cruising the Iron Gates 7 Mohács (Pécs) 7 Belgrade 8 Vukovar (Osijek) 8 Vukovar (Osijek) 9 Belgrade 9 Mohács (Pécs) 10 Cruising the Iron Gates 10 Budapest 11 Svistov (Veliko Tarnovo and 11 Budapest, cruising the Danube Arbanassi or Rusenski countryside), River, Szentendre Island Rousse 12 Bratislava 12 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest, fly to Istanbul 13 Vienna 13 Istanbul 14 Vienna 14 Istanbul 15 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport 15 Istanbul, transfer to the airport | | Cruise/Tour Start Dates: April 10,* 18 May 10, 18 June 25* July 3 August 10, 18 * * | | | | September 25* October 3Opposite page: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey; Above: The Nativity Church, Arbanassi, Bulgaria *On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Istanbul. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. uniworld.com | 57
  • 52. Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 15 Days | Day 1 Istanbul b your motorcoach takes you to Giurgiu, where you will Arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, where you will be board your Uniworld ship and head toward Rousse. transferred to the hotel. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala | Day 2 Istanbul bu | Day 5 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rusenski countryside) y b c f u Featured Excursion: Istanbul city tour with Grand Bazaar Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Veliko Tarnovo Today’s panoramic tour takes you to the Hippodrome; and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch OR the Blue Mosque, with its distinctive minarets and blue Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries and Rusenski Lom Iznik tile walls; spectacular Hagia Sophia (the Church of Nature Park with lunch onboard Holy Wisdom), which was built in 535 AD; and Topkapi Palace, a magnificent Ottoman residence. Then wind In Veliko Tarnovo, see the majestic ruins of Tzarevetz your way through the maze of interconnecting vaulted Castle. You’ll visit Arbanassi and the Nativity Church, passages among the more than 6,000 merchant stalls which has glorious 14th-century frescoes, and stop at that make up the Grand Bazaar. BB a village restaurant for a typical Bulgarian lunch, complete with live folk music. Or opt for a tour of the Note: Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) is a place of active worship. countryside, which will include the rock-hewn cave Religious ceremonies might restrict visitors from entering at times. churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo in the craggy At other times, please obey mosque etiquette. precincts of a national forest. BB L D Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. The city tour of Istanbul will be arranged in | Day 6 Cruising the Iron Gates accordance with the days they are open. If Hagia Sophia is not Cruise the majestic Iron Gates, a famously difficult available during your stay, we will offer the harem visit in Topkapi stretch of the Danube that has been tamed by dams, Palace instead. and marvel at Roman ruins clinging to the cliffs that tower above the water. BB L D | Day 3 Istanbul Spend today in leisurely exploration of Istanbul’s many | Day 7 Belgrade b charms. Stroll through the Turkish and Islamic Arts Featured Excursion: Belgrade city tour with Museum or take in the eerie Basilica Cistern, which Kalemegdan Fortress features a veritable forest of marble columns. BB Enjoy a panoramic drive through Belgrade, explore the | Day 4 Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu, Rousse b d f e C vast Kalemegdan Fortress on foot, and see a bit of a city that loves to shop and party. BB L D Featured Excursion: Bucharest city tour | Day 8 Vukovar (Osijek) bf Leave Istanbul and fly to the Romanian capital of Featured Excursion: Full-day tour of Osijek, school visit, Bucharest for a tour of this eclectic city, with its mix of and home-hosted lunch monumental Communist buildings and French- influenced architecture. Enjoy a local lunch before Children will perform for you at their school before you National Library, Vienna, AustriaeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner58
  • 53. take in a tour of the town and savor a home-hosted You’ll take a motorcoach to Szentendre Island’s Pay-in-Full Savingslunch with a Croatian family. BB L D Bodor Mayor Horse Farm for an exclusive reception and a dazzling display of horsemanship. BB L D SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2Note: School visit not available during school holidays. staterooms. | Day 12 Bratislava b |Day 9 Mohács (Pécs) Ubwu SAVE $1,200 per couple on category 3, 4 and 5 staterooms. Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tourFeatured Excursion: Excursion to Pécs with Offer expires October 31, 2012.exclusive wine tasting in Villány Hills Take a guided stroll through Bratislava, the capital Early Booking Savings of Slovakia. BB L DPécs, a 2010 European Capital of Culture, boasts SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.a fascinating array of Ottoman mosques-turned- | Day 13 Vienna yUbmuchurches and Roman ruins. The region is famous Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with Pricing Per Personfor its vinoculture, and you’ll taste the celebrated National Library visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/Tourruby-red wines produced in the Villány Hills on an Arts” tour with an art historian guide Apr 10* River Princess $5,149exclusive wine excursion. BB L D Apr 18 River Princess $5,449 Get to know Vienna’s imperial history during a tour |Day 10 Budapest ybu that takes you along the stately Ringstrasse to the May 10, 18 * River Duchess $5,749 Jun 25* River Duchess $5,749Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour beautiful Austrian National Library. Or opt to Jul 3 River Duchess $5,749OR Budapest walking discovery of national treasures explore “Vienna, City of Arts,” with an art historian Aug 10* River Duchess $5,749 guide as you see the amazing collections at theA panoramic coach tour shows you all of Budapest’s Aug 18 River Duchess $5,649 Belvedere and the Museum of Fine Arts. BB L Dgrand sights, from Castle Hill to the Grand Market. Sep 25* River Duchess $6,049Or discover some of Hungary’s national treasures Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If Oct 3 River Duchess $5,849with a walk through the heart of the city and a visit the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.to the Hungarian Parliament building. BB L D To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: | Day 14 Vienna C Category 4 + $275Note: Parliament may be closed for official business without Enjoy free time exploring the “City of Waltzes.” Category 3 + $700prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Category 2 + $1,050Stephen’s Basilica instead. Category 1 + $1,400 | Day 15 Depart Vienna eb |Day 11 Budapest, cruising the Danube River, Suite + $2,125Szentendre Island U b Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna See Deck Plan on page 152 or page 156 International Airport for your flight home, or extendFeatured Excursion: Exclusive Hungarian reception – Port Charges: $220 per person your stay in Prague. CB/BB * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Vienna to Istanbul. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.at Szentendre Island’s Bodor Mayor Horse Farm – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise/tour extension Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension. Prague Delight in the beautifully preserved “City of Spires,” which boasts a remarkable core of historic buildings, as well gracious squares and friendly people. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person (single supplement $499) Note: For cruise/tours that begin or end in Vienna. uniworld.com | 59
  • 54. Grand EuropeanDiscoveryBasel to Vienna | 15 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestylish River AmbassadorAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore4 countries19 excursions, including 6 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options Würzburg Residenz, Würzburg, Germany6 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager Discover the riches of four nations as you cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube riversState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset Encounter some of the prettiest villages in the world in Alsace, Grand European Discovery is a combination of:system on all shore excursions a region that is partly French, partly German and wholly Rhine Discovery Pages 34 – 37Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Alsatian, with its own unique way of looking at the world. Danube Discovery (cruise only) Pages 46 – 49 Marvel at the gorgeous scenery of the Wachau Valley, and Add optional Vienna extension Page 49 Experience celebrate the grandeur and the joy that is imperial Vienna. Captivating onboard local entertainment Tradition, history, music, art, and flavors to savor throughout, Epicurean Adventurer Program E2 Signature Lectures are all yours to discover on one grand journey. | Program includes: Nierstein wine tasting Luscious RhineExclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ Who will enjoy this cruise: Lovers of enchantment; connoisseurs | Valley dessert-making demonstration and tasting Special of fine wine, beer, and cuisine; and devotees of history. wine and food pairing dinnerFrom $ 5,199 per person, cruise only60
  • 55. Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. SAVE $1,200 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012. Early Booking Savings SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only May 19* River Ambassador $5,699 Aug 25 River Ambassador $5,599 Jun 2 River Ambassador $5,699 Sep 22* River Ambassador $5,699 Jun 30* River Ambassador $5,399 Oct 6 River Ambassador $5,599 Jul 14 River Ambassador $5,399 Oct 20* River Ambassador $5,199 Aug 11* River Ambassador $5,399 To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Site Category 2 + $750 Suite + $2,595 Category 1 + $1,500Basel to Vienna Vienna to BaselDay Port/City Day Port/City See Deck Plan on page 158 – Port Charges: $280 per person1 Basel (embark) 1 Vienna (embark) * On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy.2 Strasbourg 2 Vienna – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.3 Mannheim (Heidelberg), Nierstein 3 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.4 Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg 4 Passau5 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg 5 Deggendorf (Theresienthal)6 Cruising the Main River, 6 Regensburg Schweinfurt (Rothenburg) 7 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal,7 Bamberg Nuremberg8 Nuremberg 8 Nuremberg9 Roth (Nuremberg), cruising the 9 Bamberg Main-Danube Canal 10 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg10 Regensburg (Rothenburg)11 Deggendorf (Theresienthal) 11 Würzburg, cruising the Main River12 Passau 12 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River13 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley 13 Nierstein, (Nierstein or Heidelberg)14 Vienna 14 Strasbourg15 Vienna (disembark), transfer to 15 Basel (disembark), transfer to the the airport airport | | |Cruise Start Dates: May 19* June 2, 30* July 14 August 11, 25 September 22* * | |October 6, 20**On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria uniworld.com | 61
  • 56. Paris & the Heartof EuropeParis to Vienna | 18 DaysYour Cruise/Tour Package Includes:Travel14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestunning River Princess3 nights in Paris at the superior first-classLe Meridien Etoile (or similar) with breakfastAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients17 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore3 countries23 excursions, including 8 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speaking localexperts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 8 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticksthroughout your cruise Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “France Meets Germany”Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™From $ 6,399 per person, cruise/tour62
  • 57. Let the heart of Europe romance you as you venture from Paristo Vienna GERMANY R h i n e Rive RüdesheimSavor a cornucopia of picturesque small towns, castle ruins, and rich history. Paris, Koblenz Offenbach Aschaffenburgthe “City of Light,” and Vienna, the “City of Music,” bookend this cruise, and between Traben- Würzburg r Trarbachthese two cosmopolitan cities, with their museums, legendary beauty, and cultural ain Zeil Mheritage, you’ll sail four scenic rivers: the magical Moselle, the romantic Rhine, the Paris R i v er 3 Bambergserene Main, and the mighty Danube. Bernkastel Main- Nuremberg Trier Danube Rive lle Miltenberg Canal Deggendorf r eThis perfectly paced journey lets you enjoy the incredible scenery both onboard and Mos Heidelberg Theresienthal r Weissenkirchen veonshore. Relax and contemplate the castle-dotted banks of the Rhine as you chat with Regensburg Ri inenew friends. Ramble through Medieval lanes or bicycle beside the Danube. Vilshofen Wachau Rh Dan Valley Krems FRANCE Passau ubeMeet a prince and taste the wine he makes. Have coffee and cake with Franconian Riv er Spitzvillagers. Sip the wines of the Moselle and the Wachau Valley, sample bread fresh Melk Viennafrom a village bakery, or try a smoky beer in Bamberg. A leisurely and enlightening AUSTRIAcruise and the most romantic city, Paris, await you.Who will enjoy this cruise: Adventurers who wish to discover the full panoply of European Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Siteculture and history, from charming villages to entrancing cities. Experienced travelerswill appreciate the option to explore lesser-known sites. Paris to Vienna Vienna to ParisEpicurean Adventurer Program E Day Port/City Day Port/City 1–3 Paris 1 Vienna (embark) |Program includes: Riesling wine tasting with a Moselle vintner Grüner Veltliner tasting 4 Paris, transfer to Trier (embark) 2–3 Vienna | |in Wachau Valley Bread fresh from a village oven Special food and wine pairing dinner 5 Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle 4 Weissenkirchen/Spitz, River, Traben-Trarbach (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising 6 Koblenz, cruising the romantic the Wachau Valley Rhine River, Rüdesheim 5 Cruising the Danube River, Passau 7 Offenbach (Heidelberg), cruising 6 Deggendorf (Theresienthal) the Main River, Aschaffenburg 7 Regensburg 8 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River 8 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, 9 Würzburg, cruising the Main River Nuremberg 10 Zeil, Bamberg 9 Bamberg 11 Nuremberg, cruising the Main- 10 Würzburg, cruising the Main River Danube Canal 11 Miltenberg 12 Regensburg 12 Offenbach (Heidelberg), 13 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Vilshofen Rüdesheim 14 Passau, cruising the Danube River 13 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic 15 Spitz/Weissenkirchen Rhine River, Koblenz (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising 14 Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel the Wachau Valley, Krems 15 Trier (disembark), transfer to Paris 16 – 17 Vienna 16 – 17 Paris 18 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the 18 Paris, transfer to the airport airport | Cruise/Tour Start Dates: May 2, 13 June 23* July 4 August 14, 25 October 5, 16 * * * | | | *On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Paris. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Moselle River, Germany; Above: Paris, France uniworld.com | 63
  • 58. Paris & the Heart of Europe Paris to Vienna | 18 Days | Day 1 Paris b winemaking capital. Cruising the winding Moselle, you’ll Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, where you will reach Traben-Trarbach, where you’ll savor world-renowned be transferred to the hotel. Rieslings from local vineyards. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala | Day 2 Paris yUbu Note: The wine tasting will take place in Bernkastel on the reverse Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour OR direction cruise (Vienna to Paris). exclusive “Heart of Paris: Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter” walking tour | Day 6 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim y b u Your city tour includes a drive up the grand boulevard Champs-Élysées and past Place Vendôme, Hôtel de Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking tour Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, the Louvre OR Marksburg Castle visit, and evening guided stroll courtyard, and Luxembourg Gardens. Or choose to take an along Drosselgasse intimate look at Parisian daily life with a “Heart of Paris” Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque streets while walking tour of the Île de la Cité, home to the famous a local expert explains the town’s history. Or tour Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter. BB Marksburg Castle, which is virtually unchanged from Medieval times. Later in the day, cruise along the | Day 3 Paris Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Spend the day exploring the “City of Light” on your own. landscape, and in the evening explore Rüdesheim’s Visit Saint-Chappelle, take in a world-class museum, or famous Drosselgasse. BB L D relax with a scenic walk along the Seine. BB | Day 7 Offenbach (Heidelberg), cruising the Main River, | Day 4 Paris, transfer to Trier beu Aschaffenburg b Featured Excursion: Trier city tour Featured Excursions: Full-day tour of Heidelberg Travel by motorcoach from Paris, France to Trier, Spend the day in beautiful Baroque Heidelberg. BB D Germany, where you will board your luxurious Uniworld ship. Your afternoon tour of Germany’s oldest city | Day 8 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River Ubw showcases the Roman gate Porta Nigra and Emperor Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour with Constantine’s Throne Room, both of which are exclusive guided tour and reception at Schloss UNESCO World Heritage sites. BB D Kleinheubach | Day 5 Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River, Traben- Walk the lanes of Miltenberg and enjoy an exclusive Trarbach w C tour and wine tasting at Schloss Kleinheubach, whose Featured Excursions: Bernkastel walking tour and princely owner will be your guide. In the afternoon, Traben-Trarbach Riesling wine tasting cruise the beautiful Main River. BB L D Discover the historic vineyards and delightful market squares that attest to Bernkastel’s 500-plus years as a Bamberg, GermanyeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner64
  • 59. |Day 9 Würzburg, cruising the Main River | Day 14 Passau, cruising the Danube River bc Pay-in-Full SavingsyUbu Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour withFeatured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Residenz SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 St. Stephan’s organ concert and “Weisswurstvisit OR exclusive Franconian village visit and Lederhosen, Exploring Bavarian Traditions” staterooms. SAVE $1,200 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms.See the extraordinary Würzburg Residenz, a Italian Baroque flair flavors the compact city ofUNESCO World Heritage Site. Or choose to visit Passau. Your walking tour culminates in a concert Offer expires October 31, 2012.with the residents of a Franconian village. BB L D on Europe’s largest pipe organ in St. Stephan’s Early Booking Savings Cathedral. You may also learn about two Bavarian |Day 10 Zeil, Bamberg bu traditions: lederhosen and sausage. Then enjoy a SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour scenic afternoon sail. BB L D Pricing Per PersonExplore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg. Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/TourSee the unique Town Hall, the Imperial Cathedral, to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates. May 2, 13 * River Princess $6,699and the area known as “Little Venice.” BB L D Jun 23* River Princess $6,499 |Day 11 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube | Day 15 Spitz/Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Jul 4 River Princess $6,399Canal y b Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley, Krems Aug 14* River Princess $6,399 ybwu Aug 25 River Princess $6,899Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city Oct 5* River Princess $6,699tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Featured Excursions: Choice of Wachau Village and Oct 16 River Princess $6,599Documentation Center visit panoramic vineyard walk with wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:Discover beautiful Medieval Nuremberg during a Choose between seeing a riverfront village followed Category 4 + $325panoramic tour. Or take a guided tour of the Nazi by a tasting of the Wachau Valley’s famous white Category 3 + $925Party Rally Grounds with visits to the Documentation wines, or visiting 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its Category 2 + $1,175Center and Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg library. BB L D Category 1 + $1,575Trials. Later, cruise the Main-Danube Canal. BB L D Suite + $2,675Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be | Day 16 Vienna yUbuC See Deck Plan on page 156permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks. Featured Excursions: Choice of “Royal Vienna” tour – Port Charges: $280 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Paris. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. |Day 12 Regensburg ybu with a visit to the Royal Treasury Silver Chambers – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. OR exclusive “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.Featured Excursions: Choice of “2000 Years in One – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking.Hour” Regensburg walking tour OR Audi factory visit See the astonishing Habsburg crown jewels on Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. display in the Imperial Treasury or opt to “SeeMarvel at unspoiled Regensburg, a UNESCO World Vienna as the Viennese Do,” discovering the dailyHeritage Site. If you’d like to see an example of life of the Viennese. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinnermodern German industrial might, see how Audis arebuilt with a factory tour in nearby Ingolstadt. BB L D | Day 17 Vienna u Explore Vienna on your own today. BB L D |Day 13 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), VilshofenUbm Day 18 Depart Vienna e b |Featured Excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest Disembark the ship and transfer to Viennahorse-drawn carriage ride with Theresienthal visit International Airport for your flight home. CB/BBAfter enjoying an exclusive carriage ride in theBavarian Forest, you will head to Theresienthalto visit a glass workshop. BB L D uniworld.com | 65
  • 60. EuropeanSerenadeVienna to Amsterdam | 13 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestunning River Princess or imperial River DuchessAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore3 countries19 excursions, including 5 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 8 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “Small Things of Daily Life inGermany”From $ 4,399 per person, cruise only66
  • 61. Three great rivers—the Danube, the Main, and the Rhine—carry you through the heart of EuropeGaze out the window of your riverview stateroom as the sun sets, watching the lights oflittle villages drift past. By day, marvel at the terraced slopes of the Danube-carvedWachau Valley and the castle-dotted banks of the Rhine. The tranquil Main takes youpast red-roofed Franconian towns and Rhenish vineyards.Sail through fairy-tale landscapes and find treasures of legend and folklore. Will youhear the Lorelei on her rock, luring sailors to their doom as you approach Rüdesheim?Cruising these mighty rivers, you’ll see the fruits of prosperity borne by water over thecenturies. Stroll through Vienna, “City of Music, and see the heart of a great flowering ”of Baroque art. When you sample a smoky beer in lovely Bamberg, with its Baroqueand Medieval buildings, you could be sitting in a tavern where Hegel began formulatinghis philosophy.Prosperity still flows along these rivers. Glorious cathedrals, half-timbered houses, andworld-famous paintings are only part of what you will uncover: beyond picturesque Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteMedieval town centers, modern automobiles are built; high-rises tower above theMain in Frankfurt; and Amsterdam’s historic canals carry computer techs to work. Vienna to Amsterdam Amsterdam to ViennaFind romance, history, and the dynamic present linked by three legendary rivers. Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Vienna (embark) 1 Amsterdam (embark)Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites 2 Vienna, cruising the Wachau Valley 2 Amsterdamand landscapes. Anyone who loves a relaxed pace and a perfect balance betweensightseeing and scenic cruising. 3 Cruising the Danube River, Passau 3 Cologne 4 Regensburg 4 Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 5 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg 5 Frankfurt 6 Bamberg, Schweinfurt 6 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River 7 Würzburg (Rothenburg and 7 Würzburg (Würzburg and Würzburg) Rothenburg) 8 Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg 8 Hassfurt (Bamberg), cruising the Main River 9 Frankfurt 9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main- 10 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Danube Canal Rhine River, Boppard 10 Regensburg 11 Cologne 11 Passau, cruising the Danube River 12 Amsterdam 12 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Tulln, 13 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to Vienna the airport 13 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport | | | Cruise Start Dates: March 29* April 28* May 30 June 1, 11, 13* July 17, 21, 29* * | | | | August 2* September 1, 11, 13, 23, October 17 November 2 * * | *On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Rhine River, Germany; Above: Rothenburg, Germany uniworld.com | 67
  • 62. European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam | 13 Days | Day 1 Vienna be of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be Germany’s oldest Jewish community, which date back transferred to the ship. D more than a thousand years. Excavations have unearthed the remains of a Gothic synagogue, along with a variety | Day 2 Vienna, cruising the Wachau Valley of artifacts revealing the daily life of this important group yUbmuC of scholars and traders. Alternatively, visit the Audi factory in Ingolstadt for a fascinating look at how a Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with well-engineered German car is built. BB L D National Library visit OR exclusive “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” | Day 5 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg Travel along Vienna’s Ringstrasse to magnificent yb St. Stephen’s Cathedral and visit the stunning National Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Library. Or explore Vienna’s historic town center by foot Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation and subway as the locals do, stopping at a traditional Center visit Viennese coffee house. Then cruise the UNESCO- designated Wachau Valley and enjoy the enchanting Cruise a section of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel scenery. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala of modern engineering. Then discover Nuremberg, a Medieval gem, during a city tour. Or turn back the Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the pages of history with a guided tour of the city’s most tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead. important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. You’ll also visit the newly opened Nuremberg | Day 3 Cruising the Danube River, Passau Trials Memoriam, including Courtroom 600, venue of Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour the Nuremberg Trials. BB L D Enjoy a scenic morning sail through the Schloegener Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be Schlinge—an exceptionally pretty oxbow in the Danube. permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks. In the afternoon, discover the Italian Baroque flair overlaying the Medieval core of Passau during your | Day 6 Bamberg, Schweinfurt bu walking tour of the city. BB L D Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour | Day 4 Regensburg ybu Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-designated core of Bamberg, which retains its Medieval layout, Featured Excursions: Choice of “2000 years in One Renaissance palaces, and Baroque houses. BB L D Hour” Regensburg walking tour OR Jewish Regensburg OR Audi factory visit | Day 7 Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg) bu On your tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Featured Excursions: Full-day tour of Rothenburg and Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Würzburg Residenz Bridge, the Roman gateway Porta Praetoria, the Cathedral of St. Peter, and other treasures. For a different view Visit the best-preserved Medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg, with its imposing fortifications, on your Würzburg Residenz, Würzburg, GermanyeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner68
  • 63. morning tour. In the afternoon, visit the Würzburg | Day 10 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine Pay-in-Full SavingsResidenz, a splendid UNESCO-designated Baroque River, Boppard m upalace. BB D Featured Excursions: Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 Musical Instruments and guided Boppard village stroll staterooms. |Day 8 Cruising the Main River, MiltenbergUbw Visit a museum full of curious self-playing musical SAVE $1,000 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. instruments before cruising the Upper Middle Rhine Offer expires October 31, 2012.Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour with Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. Walkexclusive guided tour and reception at Schloss with the Cruise Manager through charming Boppard, Early Booking SavingsKleinheubach then explore further on your own. BB L D SAVE $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.Visit Miltenberg, with its fairy-tale half-timberedCrooked House and Royal Inn; then take an | Day 11 Cologne uC Pricing Per Personexclusive tour of Schloss Kleinheubach, a Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Onlymagnificent 18th-century palace whose princely Cologne Cathedral visit Mar 29* River Princess $4,399owner will be your guide. Afterward, enjoy a wine Stroll through Old Town as you make your way to Apr 28* River Duchess $4,699tasting on the premises. BB L D Cologne Cathedral. From every angle, this UNESCO May 30 River Princess $4,799 |Day 9 Frankfurt ybm World Heritage Site is a masterpiece of Gothic art. Jun 1, 11* River Duchess, River Princess $4,799 BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Jun 13* River Duchess $4,549Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt walking Jul 17, 21, 29* River Duchess, River Princess $4,549tour OR guided visit to Städel Museum Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside Aug 2* River Princess $4,549 the cathedral will not be possible.Dive into the energy of sophisticated Frankfurt Sep 1, 11, 13* River Duchess, River Princess $5,199with your guide, roaming from its historic heart, | Day 12 Amsterdam y b mu Sep 23* River Princess $5,099Römer Square, to its landmark skyscraper, Main Oct 17 River Duchess $4,499 Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour and canalTower. Take an elevator to the top for a view of 50 Nov 2 River Princess $4,399 cruise, with choice of Rijksmuseum OR Van Goghskyscrapers that reveal the importance of this Museum visit To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:European hub, which people from 200 nationscall home. Visit the colorful Kleinmarkthalle to taste Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a city Category 4 + $325 tour and canal cruise, and visit the world-famous Category 3 + $750the famous local sausage and try the local cider, Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. BB L D Category 2 + $1,100called ebblewoi. Or opt instead to see the newly Day 13 Depart Amsterdam e breopened Städel Museum, with a brilliant collection Category 1 + $1,450of European art that spans 700 years. BB L D | Suite + $2,275 Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam See Deck Plans on pages 152 and 156 Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend – Port Charges: $240 per person your stay in exciting Amsterdam. CB/BB * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Amsterdam Vienna Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extensions. Included in your 3-day stay: Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior 2 nights at the superior Crowne Plaza Hotel (or Intercontinental Vienna (or similar) with breakfast daily similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | All transfers | Local host | Amsterdam walking Visit the House of Music and discovery tour | Quietvox Naschmarkt open-air market Only $759 per person Only $659 per person (single supplement $359) (single supplement from $319) Note: For cruises that begin or Note: For cruises that begin or end end in Amsterdam. in Vienna. uniworld.com | 69
  • 64. European JewelsBudapest to Amsterdam | 15 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theregal River Queen or the classy River EmpressAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore4 countries18 excursions, including 5 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options9 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “European Jewels of Art andArchitecture”Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™From $ 5,249 per person, cruise only70
  • 65. North SeaTravel through time along three great rivers, uncovering thegems of European history, culture, scenery, and artSee Medieval villages, Baroque palaces, and bustling metropolises that can trace theirorigins to ancient Roman colonies. When you step into Melk Abbey’s great libraryoverlooking the Danube, you are entering a center of learning that influenced all ofEurope. Walk through the Medieval lanes of Bamberg on the banks of the Main andsee a layout that established a model for urban development. Stand beneath thesoaring Tiepolo fresco of the Würzburg Residenz and understand that art knew noboundaries, as artists traveled from Italy to work throughout the Habsburg empire. Sipthe fine Rieslings that grow along the Rhine and taste the best the world has to offer.Encounter Budapest, fought over for centuries, whose citizens now enjoy a thrivingcultural life and a serious interest in good food and wine. Vienna may boast gloriousimperial palaces, but it’s also a hip, multicultural urban center, as you’ll see whenyou stop by one of the diverse city markets.These jewels have sparkled through the ages; they are yours to discover now. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteWho will enjoy this cruise: Art lovers who wish to learn more about famous paintingsfrom an art historian expert. Those intrigued by the Middle Ages and Baroque grandeur. Budapest to Amsterdam Amsterdam to BudapestConnoisseurs of fine wine and food. Day Port/City Day Port/CityEpicurean Adventurer Program E 1 Budapest (embark) 1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Budapest 2 Cologne |Program includes: Würzburg wine tasting Topfenstrudel-baking demonstration and 3 Cruising the Danube River 3 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, |tasting Special wine and food pairing dinner 4 Vienna Rüdesheim 5 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk 4 Offenbach (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg), Aschaffenburg 6 Passau 5 Cruising the Main River, Wertheim 7 Regensburg 6 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg 8 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg 7 Cruising the Main River, Schweinfurt 9 Bamberg, cruising the Main River 8 Bamberg 10 Würzburg 9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main- Danube Canal 11 Cruising the Main River, Wertheim 10 Regensburg 12 Miltenberg (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg) 11 Passau, cruising the Danube River 13 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic 12 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Rhine River Vienna 14 Cologne 13 Vienna 15 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to 14 Budapest the airport 15 Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport | | Cruise Start Dates: April 21* May 5, 19, 28* June 2, 11, 16, 30 July 14, 19, 28 * * * * | | | | August 2, 11, 25 September 8, 22 October 6, 20 November 3* * * * | *On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: National Library, Vienna, Austria; Above: Heidelberg, Germany uniworld.com | 71
  • 66. European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days | Day 1 Budapest be | Day 6 Passau c Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s where you will be transferred to the ship. D organ concert | Day 2 Budapest ybuC Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Step off the ship Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour OR to discover an accessible and charming town on your Budapest walking discovery of national treasures guided walking tour, and then hear the magnificent pipe A panoramic coach tour shows you all the highlights of organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. BB L D the city. Or join a tour that stops at the Grand Market Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to to taste some local specialties and visits the Hungarian October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternate Parliament building. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala venue will be organized before and after these dates. Note: The Parliament may be closed for official business without | Day 7 Regensburg ybu prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica instead. Featured Excursions: Choice of “2000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour OR Jewish Regensburg | Day 3 Cruising the Danube River OR Audi factory visit Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic sailing through Discover one of Germany’s unspoiled, UNESCO- Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. BB L D designated Medieval gems in Regensburg. Or, to get a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites | Day 4 Vienna yUbmu associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with which dates back more than a thousand years. Or, for National Library visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of a change of pace, see the latest technology at work Arts” tour with an art historian guide at the Audi factory in Ingolstadt. BB L D Unearth Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes | Day 8 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg you along the Ringstrasse and to the Austrian National yb Library. Or opt to capture “Vienna, City of Arts” with Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR an art historian guide who will show you the Belvedere Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation and the Museum of Fine Arts. BB L D Center visit Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the Cross the European continental divide as you cruise tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead. through the three highest locks of the Main-Danube bu Canal en route to Nuremberg. Explore this archetypal | Day 5 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk Medieval city. Or tour the city’s most important WWII Featured Excursion: Melk Abbey with library visit sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Court- room 600, where the famous trials took place. BB L D Cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley and then tour Melk’s 900-year-old abbey, a Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture. BB L D permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks. Nuremberg, GermanyeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner72
  • 67. |Day 9 Bamberg, cruising the Main River bu in the morning, enjoying a beautiful stretch of the Pay-in-Full SavingsFeatured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour Main, and then tour Aschaffenburg and the Pompejanum, King Ludwig I of Bavaria’s perfect SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage city replica of a Roman villa, which is located on the staterooms.of Bamberg, which combines beautiful historic grounds of Castle Johannisburg. BB L D SAVE $1,200 per couple on category 3, 4 and 5 staterooms.buildings with a lively student population. In the Note: Lunch is not included with the Heidelberg tour. Offer expires October 31, 2012.afternoon, relax onboard as your ship embarks onthe meandering Main River. BB L D | Day 13 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine Early Booking Savings River b u |Day 10 Würzburg bwu SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. Featured Excursion: Gondola ride to the NiederwaldFeatured Excursion: Würzburg Residenz visit with Monument Pricing Per Personwine tasting Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only Take a scenic gondola ride above the vineyards ofVisit the exquisite Würzburg Residenz, a treasure Apr 21* River Empress $5,549 Rüdesheim to the Niederwald Monument. Later,trove of Baroque art and architecture, followed by May 5 River Empress $5,799 cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designateda tasting in the historic Residenz cellar. BB L D May 19, 28* * River Empress, River Queen $5,899 Upper Middle Rhine Valley. BB L D Jun 2, 11, 16* River Empress, River Queen $5,899 |Day 11 Cruising the Main River, Wertheim | Day 14 Cologne uC Jun 30 River Empress $5,799Featured Excursion: Wertheim walking tour Jul 14, 19, 28 * * River Empress, River Queen $5,799 Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Aug 2, 11* River Empress, River Queen $5,799Spend the morning cruising the Main to Medieval Cologne Cathedral visit Aug 25 River Empress $6,049Wertheim, where you will take in the castle and the Visit Cologne’s beloved Gothic Cathedral—a UNESCO Sep 8* River Empress $6,299half-timbered houses, and sample the laid-back World Heritage Site. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Sep 22 River Empress $6,199lifestyle of a small German town. BB L D Oct 6* River Empress $6,099 Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside |Day 12 Miltenberg (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg) the cathedral are not possible. Oct 20 River Empress $5,449yb Nov 3* River Empress $5,249Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Heidelberg | Day 15 Depart Amsterdam eb To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:visit OR tour of Aschaffenburg Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Category 4 + $325 Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extendVisit Heidelberg, home to the most beautiful your stay in exciting Amsterdam. CB/BB Category 3 + $925Renaissance castle ruins in Europe. Or relax onboard Category 2 + $1,175 Category 1 + $1,575 Suite + $2,675 See Deck Plan on pages 146 and 154 – Port Charges: $280 per person Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. Amsterdam Budapest – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Included in your 3-day Included in your 3-day Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. stay: 2 nights at the stay: 2 nights at the deluxe Note Please see page 19 for more information on optional extensions. superior Crowne Plaza Corinthia Hotel Royal (or Hotel (or similar) with similar) with breakfast breakfast daily | All daily | All transfers | Local transfers | Local host | host | Tour of the Budapest Canal cruise | Quietvox Opera House | Quietvox Only $759 per person Only $569 per person (single supplement $359) (single supplement $299) Note: For cruises that begin or Note: For cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam. end in Budapest. uniworld.com | 73
  • 68. NEW IN 2013Grand EuropeanHighlightsBelgrade to Basel | 22 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel21-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestylish River AmbassadorAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 21 dinners3 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 3 Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore 8 countries26 excursions, including 8 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options Saint Sava Church, Belgrade, Serbia7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Trace millennia-old borders through eight modern nationsServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager An exceptional voyage of discovery takes you to great capitals— Grand European Highlights is a combination of:State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursions Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade—along with lovely cities Highlights of Eastern Europe Pages 50 – 53 such as Nuremberg and Strasbourg, and picturesque villages. Danube Discovery (cruise only) Pages 46 – 49Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Along the way you’ll experience art and architecture that Rhine Discovery Pages 34 – 37 Experience illuminate an incredible history. Captivating onboard local entertainment Three great rivers offer you matchless beauty, from the Epicurean Adventurer Program E fascinating wetlands of Croatia and plains of Hungary along3 Signature Lectures the Danube to the serene Main and the romantic Rhine. | Program includes: Nierstein wine tasting Luscious RhineExclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program ™ | Valley dessert-making demonstration and tasting Special Who will enjoy this cruise: Adventurers who wish to explore wine and food pairing dinner the less-traveled corners of Europe, history buffs, and foodFrom $ 7,899 per person, cruise only lovers will all find delights on this journey.74
  • 69. Belgrade to Basel Basel to Belgrade Pay-in-Full SavingsDay Port/City Day Port/City SAVE $2,000 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms.1 Belgrade (embark) 1 Basel (embark) SAVE $1,600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms.2 Belgrade 2 Strasbourg Offer expires October 31, 2012.3 Vukovar (Osijek) 3 Mannheim (Heidelberg), Nierstein4 Cruising the Danube River, 4 Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg Early Booking Savings Budapest SAVE $800 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. 5 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg5 Budapest 6 Cruising the Main River, Pricing Per Person6 Cruising the Danube River, Schweinfurt (Rothenburg) Bratislava Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only 7 Bamberg7 Vienna May 12 River Ambassador $7,899 Aug 4 River Ambassador $7,899 8 Nuremberg Jun 2, 23 * River Ambassador $7,899 Aug 25* River Ambassador $7,9998 Vienna 9 Roth (Nuremberg), cruising the Jul 14* River Ambassador $7,899 Sep 15 River Ambassador $7,9999 Vienna Main-Danube Canal10 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk 10 Regensburg To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:11 Passau 11 Deggendorf (Theresienthal) Category 2 + $1,050 Suite + $3,79512 Deggendorf (Theresienthal) 12 Passau Category 1 + $1,95013 Regensburg 13 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley See Deck Plan on page 158 – Port Charges: $420 per person14 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, 14 Vienna * On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Belgrade. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Nuremberg – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. 15 Vienna – Single supplement applies for single accommodation.15 Nuremberg – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. 16 Vienna – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking16 Bamberg Savings cannot be combined. 17 Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava17 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg 18 Budapest (Rothenburg) 19 Budapest, cruising the Danube River18 Würzburg, cruising the Main River 20 Vukovar (Osijek)19 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River 21 Belgrade Schweinfurt20 Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg) Würzburg 22 Belgrade (disembark), transfer to Miltenberg in Ri ve21 Strasbourg a r the airport Bamberg M22 Basel (disembark), transfer to Nierstein Nuremberg the airport Mannheim Roth Rothenburg Theresienthal Heidelberg | | | |Cruise Start Dates: May 12 June 2,* 23 July 14* August 4, 25* September 15 Strasbourg Deggendorf Regensburg Wachau SLOVAKIA*On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Belgrade. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. FRANCE Passau Valley GERMANY Bratislava Basel Melk Vienna Budapest SWITZERLAND AUSTRIA HUNGARY CROATIA SERBIA Osijek Vukovar Belgrade Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Site uniworld.com | 75
  • 70. Grand EuropeanRiver VoyageAmsterdam to Istanbul | 27 DaysYour Cruise/Tour Package Includes:Travel23-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theimperial River Duchess3 nights in Istanbul at the superior first classCrowne Plaza Old City Hotel (or similar) withbreakfastAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients26 breakfasts, 22 lunches, 23 dinners2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore10 countries, 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites32 excursions, including 9 “Choice Is Yours” options, Budapest, Hungaryfully hosted by English-speaking local experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options Discover all of Europe in one grand journey from the Black Sea to the North SeaServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager For centuries, people have dreamed of linking the great Grand European River Voyage is a combination of:State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset rivers of Europe, making it possible to travel by water European Serenade Pages 66 – 69system on all shore excursions across the continent from the Black Sea to the North Sea. Imperial Capitals of Europe Pages 56 – 59Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Today that dream is a reality. This cruise lets you take the Add optional Amsterdam extension Page 69throughout your cruise great rivers of Europe from the Netherlands to Romania Experience and then fly to storied Istanbul, experiencing the grandeur Epicurean Adventurer Program E of the past and the magic of the present. Captivating onboard local entertainment | Program includes: Bulgarian honey and yogurt tasting Villány2 Signature Lectures Who will enjoy this cruise: Travelers wishing to experience | Hills wine tasting Salty pogácsa and pálinka tasting on Europe’s past and present, east and west, from Amsterdam | Szentendre Island Special wine and food pairing dinnerExclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ to Istanbul in one astonishing journey.From $ 10,099 per person, cruise/tour76
  • 71. Amsterdam to Istanbul Istanbul to Amsterdam Pay-in-Full SavingsDay Port/City Day Port/City SAVE $2,000 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms.1 Amsterdam (embark) 1 Istanbul SAVE $1,600 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms.2 Amsterdam 2 Istanbul Offer expires October 31, 2012.3 Cologne 3 Istanbul4 Boppard, cruising the romantic 4 Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer Early Booking Savings Rhine River, Rüdesheim to Giurgiu (embark), Rousse SAVE $800 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.5 Frankfurt 5 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and6 Miltenberg, cruising the Main Arbanassi or Rusenski countryside) Pricing Per Person River 6 Cruising Iron Gates Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/Tour Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/Tour7 Würzburg (Würzburg and 7 Belgrade Apr 28 River Duchess $10,099 Aug 18* River Duchess $10,099 Rothenburg) May 18* River Duchess $10,399 Sep 13 River Duchess $10,499 8 Vukovar (Osijek)8 Hassfurt (Bamberg), cruising the Jun 13 River Duchess $10,199 Oct 3* River Duchess $10,399 Main River 9 Mohács (Pécs) Jul 3, 29 * River Duchess $10,0999 Nuremberg, cruising the Main- 10 Budapest Danube Canal To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: 11 Budapest, cruising the Danube10 Regensburg River, Szentendre Island Category 4 + $550 Category 1 + $2,300 Category 3 + $1,100 Suite + $3,90011 Passau, cruising the Danube 12 Bratislava River Category 2 + $1,700 13 Vienna12 Cruising the Wachau Valley, See Deck Plan on page 152 Tulln, Vienna 14 Vienna – Port Charges: $460 per person 15 Vienna * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Istanbul to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.13 – 15 Vienna – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation.16 Bratislava 16 Vienna, cruising the Wachau Valley – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking17 Szentendre Island, cruising the 17 Cruising the Danube River, Passau Savings cannot be combined. Danube River, Budapest 18 Regensburg18 Budapest 19 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal,19 Mohács (Pécs) Nuremberg20 Vukovar (Osijek) 20 Bamberg, Schweinfurt21 Belgrade 21 Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg)22 Cruising the Iron Gates 22 Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg23 Svistov (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rusenski 23 Frankfurt countryside), Rousse 24 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic24 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Rhine River, Boppard Bucharest, fly to Istanbul 25 Cologne25 – 26 Istanbul 26 Amsterdam27 Istanbul, transfer to the airport 27 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport | | | |Cruise/Tour Start Dates: April 28 May 18* June 13 July 3, 29 August 18* * | |September 13 October 3**On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Istanbul to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for moreinformation. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Site uniworld.com | 77
  • 72. NEW 2013 Italy’s Po River & the Venice Lagoon The greatest treasures of Venice, Florence, and Rome await you on this unforgettable journey into the heart of Italy The food alone would be worth the trip, but of course Italy offers so much more. This is the historical seat of Western culture, the birthplace of the European Renaissance, and home to exquisite art and architecture. Discover the newest addition to Uniworld’s collection of extraordinary river cruise destinations.There truly is no place on earth quite like Italy. From the palazzo-lined canals the Accademia. You’ll also have a chance to venture off the beaten path,of Venice to the fertile olive groves of Tuscany, from the spectacular ruin of visiting romantic enotecas and Tuscan wine estates. We’ll bring you to suchRome’s grand Coliseum to the pilgrim-packed Vatican, Italy offers enough places as Ravenna, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site; enchantinghistorical, cultural, and natural wonders to delight even the most experienced Verona—the home of literature’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet;traveler. Uniworld is proud to present a banquet of these wonders—a veritable and we’ll introduce you to Italy’s distinctive culinary delights by teaching youfeast for the senses—on our new, 13-day “Splendors of Italy” itinerary. You’ll some of the tricks of the trade during a pasta-making workshop in Bologna,get an insider’s look at all the “must see” sights of Venice, Florence, and the culinary capital of northern Italy. And for those who may not have asRome, including the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Mark’s Basilica, and much time, we offer an 8-day, cruise-only “Venice & the Po River” itinerary. uniworld.com | 79
  • 73. NEW IN 2013Splendorsof ItalyVenice to Rome | 13 DaysYour Cruise/Tour Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theimpressive River Countess2 nights in Florence at the superior first-classGrand Hotel Baglioni (or similar) and 3 nights inRome at the deluxe Parco dei Principi (or similar)with breakfastAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinnersCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea stationExplore12 excursions, including 1 “Choice Is Yours”option, fully hosted by English-speaking localexperts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options6 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughoutthe cruiseExperienceCaptivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “La Serenissima—The Lagoonof Venice”Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™From $ 5,499 per person, cruise/tour80
  • 74. Sun-drenched vineyards, the poetry of Dante, gondolas on the Verona Paduacanals of Venice, Romeo and Juliet—Italy is a spectacular Venice Po Poleselladestination offering something for everyone Riv er SerravalleBirthplace of the Renaissance, Italy has given the world a splendid legacy of art, Bolognaarchitecture, music, poetry, and legend. No heritage is more splendid than that of RavennaVenice, the water-bound city adorned with luminous art. Stand among the pigeonson Piazza San Marco and imagine greeting Marco Polo on his return from China. Adriatic Sea Ligurian Sea Florence 2Follow the footsteps of the doges through their historic palace.Experience the play of water and light as your luxurious ship sails the Venice lagoon ITALYand cruises along the Po River, letting you explore the rich culture and traditions ofBologna, Ravenna, Padua, and Verona in ease. Leave the river behind and cross thecountry to the splendors of Florence, where the Renaissance began, and see astonishingworks by Michelangelo, Rafael, Donatello, and Boticelli. Rome, capital of the ancientrepublic and empire, offers untold riches of art and architecture that are yours to explore. 3 RomeWho will enjoy this cruise: Those who love art and fine food and wine. History buffswho wish to explore the heritage of Rome and the Renaissance. This destination offers Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Sitesomething special for everyone. Venice to RomeEpicurean Adventurer Program E Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Venice (embark) 8 Venice (disembark), transfer toProgram Includes: Pasta-making workshop in Bologna Wine tasting and lunch at | 2 Venice Florence |Castello Verrazzano Italian dessert-making demonstration and tasting Olive oil and | 9 Florence |wine tasting Special wine and food pairing dinner 3 Venice (Padua) 10 Florence, transfer to Rome 4 Serravalle (Ravenna) 11 Rome 5 Polesella (Verona) 12 Rome 6 Polesella (Bologna) 13 Rome, transfer to the airport 7 Venice | Cruise/Tour Start Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 , | | | | July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18, 25 September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 | | November 3, 10Opposite page: Colosseum, Rome, Italy; Above: Michaelangelo’s David, Florence, Italy uniworld.com | 81
  • 75. Splendors of Italy Venice to Rome | 13 Days Day 1 Venice | be | Day 4 Serravalle (Ravenna) b fu Arrive at Venice Marco Polo International Airport, where Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Ravenna with you will be transferred to the ship. D Brisighella artisanal foods tasting Day 2 Venice | U uC Ravenna, a vital seaport and Italian capital of the Byzantine Empire, is celebrated for the fifth- and Featured Excursions: Walking discovery of Venice with sixth-century mosaics that adorn its churches. You will Grand Canal cruise, and exclusive special opening of see the UNESCO-designated Basilica di Sant’Appolinare St. Mark’s Basilica and the mausoleum of Galla Placidia; the buildings are Venice, founded in the sixth century, became a great sheathed in spectacular mosaics. Spend the afternoon power that controlled all European trade with the East rambling through the lovely historic downtown on your during the Middle Ages. Expert local guides will lead own, or discover the delicious results of Italy’s “Slow you through hidden alleys where tourists rarely go to the Food” movement in the Medieval village of Brisighella Piazza San Marco and on to the Doge’s Palace, abrim with an idyllic lunch at an olive oil mill. BB L D with artistic treasures, including Tintoretto’s wall-sized Paradise. Spend the afternoon exploring this magical | Day 5 Polesella (Verona) bu city on your own and then climb aboard a private boat Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Verona, for an entrancing sunset cruise along the Grand Canal. city of Romeo and Juliet See St. Mark’s Basilica without the crowds in an exclusive evening opening. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala Shakespeare endowed Verona with fame through the ages when he wrote of two local star-crossed lovers, Note: It is not always possible to arrange after-hour visits to Romeo and Juliet, but Verona’s wealth comes from its St. Mark’s Basilica. If religious functions or festivities are taking role as a center of trade; today it hosts Italy’s biggest place in the evening, we will visit during regular hours. wine fair. You’ll see architectural treasures ranging from | Day 3 Venice (Padua) bu an ancient Roman amphitheater still in use to Medieval palaces and the Piazza d’Erbe, with its 14th-century Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Padua with fountain. And, of course, you may stand below the Scrovegni Chapel visit Juliet balcony just as Romeo did. BB D b The 13th and 14th centuries were glory days for Padua. At the Scrovegni Chapel you’ll see the astonishing and | Day 6 Polesella (Bologna) moving frescoes painted by Giotto around 1300, but Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Bologna, Giotto was not the only artist to shine here; Mantegna the culinary capital of Northern Italy and Donatello also gave Padua extraordinary artistic Spend the whole day in Bologna, called la grassa, treasures. Your walking tour will take you from the meaning bountiful. Does it have the best food in Basilica del Santo to Caffè Pedrocchi, which writers, Northern Italy? You be the judge. There’s more to the poets, and artists have frequented. BB D city than Bolognese sauce, that’s for sure—there’s Parma ham, Parmegiano (parmesan), and perhaps the best tortellini in the world, all on lavish display at Venice, ItalyeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner82
  • 76. Bologna’s amazing food markets. Join in on a pasta | Day 10 Florence, transfer to Rome bfw Pay-in-Full Savingsworkshop and discover how to make your own Featured Excursion: Wine tasting and lunch atfabulous pasta. BB L D Castello di Verrazzano wine estate in Chianti SAVE $1,200 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. |Day 7 Venice C Travel via motorcoach through the storied Tuscan countryside south to Rome. You’ll stop en route for SAVE $1,000 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms.Explore Venice at your leisure. Take a vaporetto toMurano for the world-renowned glass studios. Of lunch and a wine tasting at Castello di Verrazzano, Offer expires October 31, 2012. a gorgeous wine estate in Chianti country. Once youcourse, you must take a gondola ride! Go to the arrive in Rome, you will check into your hotel and Early Booking SavingsGallerie dell’Accademia for the greatest collectionof Italian masters in one place; you’ll find Titian, begin your exploration of the ancient and modern SAVE $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. capital of Italy. As evening falls, walk with theTintoretto, Tiepolo, Veronese, Canaletto, and Cruise Manager to catch a glimpse of the Trevi Pricing Per PersonGuardi, to name only a few. Lounge beside the Fountain and other highlights near the hotel. BB LGrand Canal with an aperitivo. Take time to see Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/Toursome of the quiet back lanes where tourists rarely | Day 11 Rome ybu Apr 7, 14 River Countess $5,649go and get a sense of daily life in the enchanted Apr 21 River Countess $5,849city. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Featured Excursions: Choice of guided tour of Apr 28 River Countess $6,149 imperial Rome with Colosseum visit OR see “Rome May 5, 12, 19, 26 River Countess $6,249 |Day 8 Venice, transfer to Florence eb m f as the Romans Do” on a walking tour through the Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 River Countess $6,149 heart of RomeFeatured Excursion: Guided visit to Accademia Jun 30 River Countess $5,999 It is impossible to overestimate the significance of Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 River Countess $5,799After disembarking the ship, you’ll travel cross- Rome in European history. The Eternal City was Aug 4, 11, 18 River Countess $5,799country to Florence. The birthplace of Italy’s founded 2,700 years ago and at one time ruled most Aug 25 River Countess $6,249national poet, Dante Alighieri, and of the of the known world, from Northern Africa all the way Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 River Countess $6,649Renaissance, Florence offers innumerable to the Scottish border. A panoramic tour will give you Sep 29 River Countess $6,549treasures of art and architecture. The city rose to an overview of the city as you ride past St. Peter’s Oct 6 River Countess $6,349prominence under of the Medici family, beginning Basilica, the Arch of Titus, and the Villa Borghese; Oct 13 River Countess $6,249in the 14th century and continuing for the next every vista offers legend, history, beauty, and Oct 20 River Countess $6,149300 years. Besides being masterful politicians, mystique. Then you can see the Colosseum, with Oct 27 River Countess $5,799the Medici were the greatest patrons of art in its famous wild cats and remnants of astonishing Nov 3 River Countess $5,699Europe, employing Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Roman engineering, or choose to take a walking tour Nov 10 River Countess $5,499Titian, and Fra Angelico. Visit the Accademia to of the heart of Rome, seeing the Pantheon, thesee Michelangelo’s David, then walk through the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:handsome town center to the hotel. BB L Fountain. BB L Category 4 + $200 |Day 9 Florence u | Day 12 Rome bmuf Category 3 + $475 Category 2 + $750Featured Excursion: Walking tour of Florence, Featured Excursion: Guided visit of eternal Rome Category 1 + $975the Renaissance city with Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel Suite + $1,695Travel by foot to get a close-up view of some of the Spend the morning touring the Vatican museums, See Deck Plan on page 150city’s most glorious monuments, among them the which display such treasures of ancient sculpture as – Port Charges: $172 per personCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Florence the Apollo Belvedere and the Laocoön and many – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation.Baptistry; the Pitti Palace, home of the Medici; paintings by Renaissance masters. The tour will end – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.the Piazza della Repubblica, the center of the city at the Sistine Chapel, with its spectacular ceiling – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.since Roman times; and the Ponte Vecchio. In the frescoes by Michelangelo. Spend the afternoon discovering more of the city on your own, and thenafternoon, continue to explore on your own. If you join us for dinner. BB Dwant a break from Renaissance wonders, rememberthat the city is also the home of Gucci andFerragamo, so chic boutiques line the streets. BB D | Day 13 Depart Rome Transfer to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport for your flight home. CB/BB uniworld.com | 83
  • 77. NEW IN 2013Venice &the Po RiverVenice to Venice | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theimpressive River CountessAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore6 excursions, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Venice, Italy Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Celebrate the glories of Italy with the Po River and Venice Lagoon as your highwaySignature Lecture: “La Serenissima: The Lagoon Renaissance palazzi float above the lagoon, miragelike. Who will enjoy this cruise: Romantics, connoisseurs of food andof Venice” Gondoliers pole past, singing. You could be in only one place in wine, and lovers of art and architecture.Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ Epicurean Adventurer Program E the world: Venice. But Venice is not the only storied city in the region. Ravenna hosts ravishing Byzantine mosaics. Bologna, Verona, and Padua, bequeathed beautiful historic city centers | Program Includes: Pasta-making workshop in Bologna Italian by centuries of trade, are still dynamic places to visit. Unpack, | dessert-making demonstration and tasting Olive oil and wine pour a glass of prosecco, and prepare to explore Northern | tasting Special wine and food pairing dinnerFrom $ 2,899 per person, cruise only Italy from the comfort of a luxurious ship. For more details on cruise only itinerary, see pages 82 – 83.84
  • 78. Pay-in-Full Savings Verona SAVE $800 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. Padua Venice SAVE $600 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012. Po Early Booking Savings Ri ve SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. r Polesella Serravalle Pricing Per Person ITALY Adriatic Sea Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only Apr 7, 14 River Countess $2,899 Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 River Countess $3,799 Apr 21 River Countess $3,099 Sep 29 River Countess $3,699 Apr 28 River Countess $3,399 Oct 6 River Countess $3,599 Bologna May 5, 12, 19, 26 River Countess $3,499 Oct 13 River Countess $3,499 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 River Countess $3,399 Oct 20 River Countess $3,399 Ravenna Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 River Countess $3,199 Oct 27 River Countess $3,199 Aug 4, 11, 18 River Countess $3,199 Nov 3 River Countess $3,099 Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Site Aug 25 River Countess $3,499 Nov 10 River Countess $2,899Venice to Venice To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:Day Port/City Day Port/City Category 4 + $200 Category 1 + $9751 Venice (embark) 5 Polesella (Verona) Category 3 + $475 Suite + $1,695 Category 2 + $7502 Venice 6 Polesella (Bologna) See Deck Plan on page 1503 Venice (Padua) 7 Venice – Port Charges: $172 per person4 Serravalle (Ravenna) 8 Venice (disembark), transfer to the – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. airport – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking |Cruise Start Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | | Savings cannot be combined. | |July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18, 25 September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 | |November 3, 10 Verona, Italy uniworld.com | 85
  • 79. France’s Seine, Rhône & Saône Rivers Follow the rivers of France as they wind their way from bustling Paris to sun-drenched Burgundy and Provence From the bridges of Paris to the beaches of Normandy, from the sunny Mediterranean coast to the vineyard-laden Côtes du Rhône, Uniworld takes you to the best of France in unsurpassed style and comfort. Come with us, and delve into France’s incomparable culinary, sartorial, and artistic achievements.Begin your journey in Paris, the world-famous “City of Light,” where you’ll enjoying lively towns and gorgeous landscapes. Visit Lyon, the culinarydrive up the grand boulevard Champs-Élysées past the Arc de Triomphe to capital of France. Walk through the streets of Arles, a UNESCO Worldthe iconic Eiffel Tower. Discover the charming French village of Les Andelys Heritage Site and the town immortalized by Van Gogh in over 300 of hisand the harbor town of Honfleur, which were lovingly depicted by such artists paintings and drawings. And explore the well-preserved Medieval city ofas Courbet and Monet. See the beaches of Normandy, where Allied forces Avignon, with its spectacular Palace of the Popes. To truly experience thelanded during WWII’s D-Day Invasion. Visit the historic site of Joan of Arc’s joie de vivre that is not just a phrase but a wonderful way of life, considermartyrdom in Rouen and walk in Monet’s footsteps at his beloved home an extraordinary Gallic adventure, our “Grand France” itinerary, whichin Giverny. Sail south through Burgundy and Provence from Lyon to Arles, combines “Paris & Normandy” with “Burgundy & Provence.” uniworld.com | 87
  • 80. Paris &NormandyParis to Paris | 10 DaysYour Cruise/Tour Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thealluring River Baroness2 nights in Paris at the superior first-class RadissonBlu Ambassador Hotel (or similar) with breakfastAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore12 excursions, including 4 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options1 UNESCO World Heritage SiteServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticksthroughout your cruise Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “The Seine River inImpressionist Paintings”Exclusive Multigenerational Family-FriendlyProgram during summer monthsFrom $ 3,449 per person, cruise/tour88
  • 81. Combine a passion for the good life with art, culture, andbrilliant landscapes and you have northern FranceIs there a more romantic city in the world than Paris? Stroll along the Seine as eveningfalls and the lights begin to glimmer on the water. Stop by a café in Montmartre for anaperitif while an accordion plays in the background. Marvel at matchless Notre Dame.Paris’s charm is without peer, and it is the perfect place to begin your journey.Once onboard your ship, simply unpack and relax, letting the Seine carry you throughthe countryside. Normandy is a land that has been contested for centuries, ever sincethe Duke of Normandy conquered England in 1066 and made his duchy part of thepatrimony of the kings of England. See the history of that invasion told in tapestry, and Normandywalk the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII.See for yourself the landscapes immortalized by so many great artists. Breathe in thefragrance of Monet’s garden as you cross the Japanese bridge he made famous. Stand 2on the beach of Honfleur where Courbet and Boudin set up their easels to paint fishingvessels sailing into port. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteImmerse yourself in a fascinating and inviting land, rich in legend, history, and art. Paris to ParisShare the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on selectsailings during the summer with Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.M Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Paris 6 RouenWho will enjoy this cruise: Students of history will be fascinated by the D-Day memorial 2 Paris 7 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur)sites and the square in Rouen where Joan of Arc was martyred. Art lovers andgardeners alike will delight in Monet’s Giverny. 3 Paris, transfer to the ship (embark) 8 Vernon (Giverny) 4 Les Andelys, Rouen 9 Paris 5 Rouen (Normandy Beaches) 10 Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport | | Cruise/Tour Start Dates: Mar 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | | | Jun 7, 14, 21, 28♦ Jul 5, 12♦, 19, 26♦ Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 | | Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 ♦ Multigenerational Family-Friendly ProgramOpposite page: Paris, France; Above: Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France uniworld.com | 89
  • 82. Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris | 10 Days | Day 1 Paris b | Day 5 Rouen (Normandy Beaches) ybm Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, where you will Featured Excursions: Full-day Normandy Beaches and be transferred to the hotel. choice of D-Day Museum at Arromanches OR Juno Beach and the Canadian Center OR the Tapestry | Day 2 Paris yUbu Museum in Bayeux Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour OR Normandy’s proximity to the sea has made it the site exclusive “Heart of Paris: Opéra Garnier to Comédie- of many battles, including the famous D-Day Invasion Française” walking tour by Allied forces during WWII. Before visiting the Your panoramic city tour includes the most Parisian of beaches of Normandy, you’ll go to Mulberry Harbor at sights: the grand Champs-Élysées, where you will pass Arromanches. Spend time studying the logistics of the the Arc de Triomphe before stopping at the Champs de Allied invasion when you visit the D-Day Museum, or Mars for an opportunity to photograph the Eiffel Tower. see Juno Beach, where the 3rd Canadian Infantry Then continue on to Place Vendôme, Hôtel de Ville, Notre Division landed, and take in the exhibits at the Dame Cathedral, and the Latin Quarter. Then it’s on to Canadian Center. If older battles interest you, drive Les Invalides, the Louvre courtyard, and Luxembourg to Bayeux to see the famous 11th-century tapestry Gardens, where you can stretch your legs and see a depicting the Battle of Hastings. You’ll stop at the slice of Parisian daily life. Or get an intimate look at Allied landing sites at Omaha Beach before visiting a Parisian daily life on a walking tour that takes you on haunting reminder of the Allied forces’ hard fight for an up-close exploration of one of Paris’s neighborhoods. freedom—the American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer. Wander from the Opera House to the Comédie-Française BB D Theater, and look in on the Palais Royal gardens. BB | Day 6 Rouen yUm | Day 3 Paris be Featured Excursions: Choice of walking tour of Rouen Transfer from your hotel to the ship. BB D OR “In the Steps of the Impressionist Painters” walking tour | Day 4 Les Andelys, Rouen C Rouen, founded in pre-Roman times and the Medieval Featured Excursion: Hike to Château Gaillard capital of the region, has managed to preserve many Les Andelys was of considerable strategic importance notable buildings from its long history despite being during the Middle Ages, prompting Richard the invaded, conquered, and bombed countless times over Lionheart to build a fortress to protect the Duchy of the years. Your visit will take you to the stunning Normandy from the French King Philip II in the 12th Gothic cathedral; the haunting Medieval quarter; and century. Your adventure takes you on a hike to Château the Gros Horloge, a Renaissance clock tower. The walk Gaillard, the remains of the English king’s stronghold. ends at Vieux Marche, where Joan of Arc was burned In the afternoon, discover the enchanting beauty of the at the stake by the English. Or see the sights that Seine’s lovely countryside. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala inspired the Impressionists, followed by a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, which has the largest group of Impressionist paintings outside Paris. BB L D Opéra Garnier, Paris, France; Opposite page: Les Andelys, FranceeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner90
  • 83. |Day 7 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur) b gardens and admire the familiar Japanese bridge Pay-in-Full Savings and water garden that inspired this master’s work.Featured Excursion: Honfleur walking tour BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms.After crossing the river delta via the majestic SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms.Normandy Bridge, delta, travel through the Note: Giverny will be closed during the March 15, March 22, and October 25 cruise/tour departure dates. Instead of Giverny, Offer expires October 31, 2012.Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a charming guests will visit Versailles Palace.French harbor town re-created in numerous Early Booking Savingspaintings by such artists as Monet, Courbet, and | Day 9 Paris yUbuthe painter who inspired so many others to come SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. Featured Excursions: Choice of Montmartre artists’to Honfleur, Eugene Boudin; Baudelaire called his Pricing Per Person village OR exclusive “Heart of Paris: Île de la Citéstormy pictures of the harbor “meteorological and Latin Quarter” walking tourbeauties.” Tour the former smugglers’ harbor of Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/TourVieux Bassin—the most frequently painted scene Climb Montmartre’s picturesque little hill, which is Mar 15 River Baroness $3,449in Honfleur—whose streets reveal the rich history surrounded by a labyrinth of extraordinary streets Mar 22 River Baroness $3,499of the port, and St. Catherine’s Church, built by and crowned by the Sacré Coeur. As you take in the Mar 29 River Baroness $3,549shipwrights. BB L D gorgeous views from this perch above the rooftops Apr 5, 12 River Baroness $3,599 of Paris, you’ll understand why so many painters Apr 19 River Baroness $3,799 |Day 8 Vernon (Giverny) bmC have made this village their home. Or opt for an Apr 26 River Baroness $4,049Featured Excursion: Monet’s Giverny intimate look at Parisian daily life with a walking May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 River Baroness $4,049 tour of the Île de la Cité, the historic center of Paris, Jun 7, 14 River Baroness $4,049Awaken in the little riverside town of Vernon, which which is home to the famous Cathedral of Notre Jun 21, 28 ♦ River Baroness $3,899Monet painted often. Though the town suffered Dame. Stop by an open-air market to shop as the Jul 5, 12♦, 19, 26 ♦ River Baroness $3,899bomb damage during WWII, admirers will be sure Parisians do for bread, cheese, and other regional Aug 2, 9, 16 River Baroness $3,899to recognize scenes from the master’s paintings. delicacies. BB L D Aug 23 River Baroness $3,999Visit Monet’s home in his beloved village of Giverny, Aug 30 River Baroness $4,249where he lived and worked for more than 40 years. Note: The Panoramic Paris city tour is also offered for Sep 6, 13 River Baroness $4,299When Monet bought the property, most of it was cruise-only passengers. Sep 20 River Baroness $4,199an orchard; he transformed it over the years intothe enchanted vision that he painted, essentially | Day 10 Depart Paris eb Sep 27 River Baroness $4,049 Oct 4 River Baroness $3,949creating each work of art twice: once as a living Disembark the ship and transfer to Paris Charles de Oct 11 River Baroness $3,849garden and again as a painting. Stroll through the Gaulle Airport for your flight home. CB/BB Oct 18 River Baroness $3,699 Oct 25 River Baroness $3,549 To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 2 + $400 Category 1 + $800 Suite + $1,495 See Deck Plan on page 160 – Port Charges: $140 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. ♦ The dates with diamonds denote Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program. Note: For Paris to Paris cruise-only rate, subtract $700 per person from cruise/tour rate. uniworld.com | 91
  • 84. Burgundy& ProvenceArles to Lyon | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thebreathtaking River RoyaleAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore 8 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options3 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “Vincent van Gogh’sTroubled Destiny”Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™Exclusive Multigenerational Family-FriendlyProgram during summer monthsFrom $ 2,649 per person, cruise only92
  • 85. The scent of lavender. The taste of fine Côtes du Rhône. Sun- Beauneglazed fields, ripe tomatoes, rich olive oil, glowing sunflowers er RivProvence, once an independent country, has retained a unique identity shaped by the ne Saô Chalon sur SaôneRhône delta, the welcoming Mediterranean coast, and a hospitable climate. Discover a FRANCERoman amphitheater still in use after millennia. Ramble through markets erected on thecobbled squares of delightful villages, and visit the magnificent Palace of the Popes. LyonThe rolling hills of Burgundy gave birth to superior wines and quintessential cuisine. TournonSpend a morning in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, exploring a palatial Medieval Tain l’Hermitagehospital where world-famous wine auctions take place today. Discover Lyon, the culinary Vivierscapital of France, and its many hidden treasures. r ive Rhône RCruise the Rhône and Saône rivers to explore two regions of France where tradition is Avignonas deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills. ArlesShare the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on selectsummer sailings with our Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.M MarseilleWho will enjoy this cruise: Travelers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteVan Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes, and wine connoisseurs. Arles to Lyon Lyon to ArlesEpicurean Adventurer Program E Day Port/City Day Port/CityProgram includes: Route to Beaune or Arles with shopping at an open-air food market | 1 Marseille airport, transfer to Arles (embark) 1 Lyon (embark) |Côtes du Rhône wine tasting in Tain l’Hermitage Crêpes Suzette-making demonstration 2 Arles 2 Chalon sur Saône (Beaune) |and tasting Special wine and food pairing dinner 3 Lyon 3 Avignon 4 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage 4 Viviers 5 Viviers, Avignon 5 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage 6 Avignon 6 Lyon 7 Arles 7 Chalon sur Saône (Beaune) 8 Arles (disembark), transfer 8 Lyon (disembark), transfer to Marseille airport to the airport | * * * * | Cruise Start Dates: March 24, 31 April 7,* 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, * * | | | 23♦, 30* July 7♦, 14, 21♦, 28* August 4, 11, 18, 25* September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 * * * * | | * * | October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3* *On these dates, cruise operates from Lyon to Arles. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. ♦ Multigenerational Family-Friendly ProgramOpposite page: Tain l’Hermitage, France; Above: Avignon, France uniworld.com | 93
  • 86. Burgundy & Provence Arles to Lyon | 8 Days | Day 1 Marseille, transfer to Arles be hidden alleys, secret squares with sparkling fountains, Arrive at Marseille International Airport, where you will and the flower market. You will have leisure time to be transferred to the ship docked in Arles. D enjoy more of this magical city on your own. Check out the cheese shops, where you may find 50 kinds | Day 2 Arles uC of chevre for sale, or linger on the shady terrace of a courtyard cafe with a cool drink. BB L D Featured Excursion: Arles walking tour Vincent van Gogh found inspiration in the charming | Day 4 Viviers c town of Arles and you will too. Enchanted by the Featured Excursion: Viviers walking tour with organ Provençal light and the vivid colors of nature, he spent concert a period doing intense and impassioned work beneath these sunny skies. In fact, he produced more than Lovely Viviers, which developed around its 12th-century 300 paintings and drawings in 15 months, including cathedral, retains much of its historic charm. Founded Starry Night. During your walking tour, discover Van in the fifth century, the town was once an important Gogh’s Arles as well as a wealth of fascinating Roman regional capital; stone houses, dating to the Middle monuments that date from the centuries Arles was Ages, still line the tiny lanes. Your tour starts in Old the favored capital of Julius Caesar and his successors. Town with an introduction to the city. You will take the See the Amphitheatre, which still fills with spectators for Rue Chévrerie to Porte Riquet, then climb Rue du bullfights, and the Baths of Constantine, which were Château to reach St. Vincent Cathedral, where you will built in the fourth century for the emperor’s personal hear an organ concert. Finally, you will walk through the use. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala Medieval streets of this delightful village back to the ship, pausing to take in an impressive Renaissance | Day 3 Avignon yUmu mansion called the House of the Chevaliers. BB L D Featured Excursions: Choice of Avignon walking tour | Day 5 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage w and Palace of the Popes OR exclusive “Back Streets of Avignon” tour Featured Excursion: Tournon walking tour with wine tasting Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, brims with history, culture, art, and life, and you will capture all Nestled among famous vineyards, the twin cities of of that on your walking tour of the “City of the Popes.” Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are an ideal destination Start at the Medieval ramparts and continue to for those who are true connoisseurs of wine. Visit Clocktower Square, where the colorful café terraces Tournon and its historic castle, then cross the Marc face the magnificent City Hall, the Opera Theatre, and Seguin suspension bridge and indulge in some the classic mansions. Then, it’s on to Popes’ Palace mid-valley Côtes du Rhône wines from the Hermitage, Square for an inside view of the maze of galleries, a wine-growing district credentialed by Louis XIV. If chambers, and chapels that make up the grand Palace you love chocolate, you might want to stop by the of the Popes, where seven 14th-century popes resided Valrhona shop too. BB L D during a turbulent period in church history. Or opt for a tour of Avignon’s back streets, with a walk through Provence, FranceeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner94
  • 87. |Day 6 Lyon yUbuC | Day 7 Chalon sur Saône (Beaune) b Pay-in-Full SavingsFeatured Excursions: Choice of Lyon city tour Featured Excursion: Beaune, Hospices de Beaune,OR exclusive “See Lyon as the Lyonnais Do” and open-air food market visit SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms.Lyon is the country’s lively and creative capital of Located in the heart of Burgundy, Chalon sur Saône Offer expires October 31, 2012.gastronomy. The city’s origins date to the first is an important center for France’s wine trade.century, when it was founded by the Romans, but Burgundy’s wines are celebrated all over the world; Early Booking Savingsit didn’t become an economic power in the region in fact, the wines of this region, along with those ofuntil the 15th century, when it was the center of Bordeaux, are the reason France is famous for its SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.France’s printing industry. A couple of centuries wine. You will journey to nearby Beaune to visit the Pricing Per Personlater, Lyon’s silk looms employed half the city’s famous Hospices de Beaune, a charitable hospitalpopulation, who produced textiles that were famous founded by the Chancellor of Beaune in 1443. Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Onlythe world over. Now France’s second largest Marvel at the multicolored roofs of this architectural Mar 24* River Royale $2,649conurbation, the city is a commercial powerhouse jewel, which has become one of the symbols of Mar 31 River Royale $2,849and the proud possessor of a UNESCO World Burgundy. The hospice monks were given some Apr 7* River Royale $2,999Heritage-designated Old Town. Your tour starts with vineyards in the 15th century so they could make Apr 14 River Royale $3,099a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, wine to auction in order to help support their Apr 21* River Royale $3,299Lyon’s hallmark church, for a dramatic view of the charities, and to this day the tradition continues. Apr 28 River Royale $3,399town, which was built at the confluence of the You’ll find plenty of local delicacies at the open-air May 5, 12 * River Royale $3,599Rhône and Saône rivers. From the motorcoach, you market for lunch on your own: Burgundian and Jura May 19* River Royale $3,699will view Terreaux Square, the Musée des Beaux- cheeses, heirloom vegetables, honey, sausages— May 26 River Royale $3,649Arts, and the Opera House. Or opt for an intimate the stalls spread from the covered market out into Jun 2,* 9 River Royale $3,649exploration of Lyon on foot, venturing into the the pedestrian streets around the hospice. BB D Jun 16,* 23♦ River Royale $3,599alleyways, courtyards, and traboules (historic Jun 30* River Royale $3,399 Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Arles onpassageways) of the St. Jean old quarter. Some of Jul 7♦, 14,* 21♦, 28* River Royale $3,299 the reverse direction cruise (Lyon to Arles).these passageways were constructed by the Romans, Aug 4, 11,* 18 River Royale $3,299but most owe their existence to 19th-century silk | Day 8 Depart Lyon eb Aug 25* River Royale $3,449weavers—and WWII resistance fighters found them Sep 1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29 River Royale $3,849 Disembark the ship and transfer to the Lyon-Saintpretty handy. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Oct 6* River Royale $3,749 Exupery Airport for your return flight home, or extend Oct 13 River Royale $3,449 your stay in Paris, the “City of Light.” CB/BB Oct 20* River Royale $3,299 Oct 27 River Royale $2,949 Nov 3* River Royale $2,749 To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension Category 2 + $495 Category 1 + $995 Paris Aix-en-Provence Suite + $1,795 Included in your 4-day Included in your 3-day stay: See Deck Plan on page 148 stay: 3 nights at the 2 nights at the superior – Port Charges: $140 per person superior Le Meridien Grand Hotel Roi Reine (or * On these dates, cruise operates from Lyon to Arles. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. Etoile (or similar) with similar) with breakfast daily – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. breakfast daily All | | | All transfers Local host | – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. | transfers Local host | Aix-en-Provence walking tour Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. ♦ The dates with diamonds denote Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program. Paris city tour Only $949 per person Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extensions. (single supplement $349) Only $1,299 per person (single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Arles. Extension will be Note: For cruises that begin or offered between May 5 and end in Lyon. November 3 sailings. uniworld.com | 95
  • 88. Grand FranceParis to Arles | 17 DaysYour Cruise/Tour Package Includes:Travel14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thealluring River Baroness and the breathtakingRiver Royale2 nights in Paris at the superior first-classRadisson Blu Ambassador Hotel (or similar)with breakfastAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients16 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 14 dinners2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore20 excursions, including 7 “Choice Is Yours” options,fully hosted by English-speaking local experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options Notre Dame Basilica, Lyon, France; Opposite page: Normandy Beaches, France4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager Journey from historic Normandy to sunny Provence and vineyard-rich BurgundyState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset Soak up the joie de vivre that makes France one of the Grand France is a combination of:system on all shore excursions most adored countries in the world. Sail along the Seine Paris & Normandy Pages 88 – 91Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks while discovering the countryside that inspired Monet and Burgundy & Provence Pages 92 – 95throughout your cruise then sail south on the Rhône and Saône experiencing the Add optional Aix-en-Provence extension Page 95 Experience countryside that inspired Van Gogh. In between, there is Captivating onboard local entertainment Paris, art, architecture, history, culture, fine wine, and Epicurean Adventurer Program E2 Signature Lectures tantalizing cuisine, all on one Grand France adventure. Program includes: Route to Beaune or Arles with shoppingExclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ Who will enjoy this cruise: Francophiles seeking to experience | at an open-air food market Côtes du Rhône wine tasting in the best of northern and southern France. Lovers of art, | Tain l’Hermitage Crêpes Suzette-making demonstration and history, and fine food and wine. | tasting Special wine and food pairing dinnerFrom $ 5,999 per person, cruise/tour96
  • 89. English Channel Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. SAVE $1,200 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012. Early Booking Savings SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. Pricing Per Person Cruise/Tour Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/Tour Mar 15 River Baroness, River Royale $5,999 Aug 2 River Baroness, River Royale $6,999 Mar 29 River Baroness, River Royale $6,349 Aug 16 River Baroness, River Royale $7,149 Apr 12 River Baroness, River Royale $6,549 Aug 30 River Baroness, River Royale $7,399 Apr 26 River Baroness, River Royale $7,199 Sep 13 River Baroness, River Royale $7,399 May 10, 24 River Baroness, River Royale $7,249 Sep 27 River Baroness, River Royale $7,249ver Jun 7 River Baroness, River Royale $7,249 Oct 11 River Baroness, River Royale $6,999 Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Site Jun 21 River Baroness, River Royale $6,799 Oct 25 River Baroness, River Royale $6,199 Jul 5, 19 River Baroness, River Royale $6,799 Paris to Arles Adriatic Sea To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Day Port/City Day Port/City Black Sea Category 2 + $895 Suite + $2,995 1 Paris 10 Paris (disembark), transfer to Lyon via TGV (embark) Category 1 + $1,695 2 Paris 11 Chalon sur Saône (Beaune) See Deck Plan on pages 148 and 160 3 Paris, transfer to the ship (embark) 12 Lyon – Port Charges: $280 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. 4 Les Andelys, Rouen 13 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. 5 Rouen (Normandy Beaches) 14 Viviers, Avignon – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. 6 Rouen 15 Avignon Note: For Paris to Arles cruise-only rate, subtract $700 per person from cruise/tour rate. Ionian Sea Aegean Sea 7 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur) 16 Arles 8 Vernon (Giverny) 17 Arles (disembark), transfer to Marseille airport 9 Paris | | | Cruise/Tour Start Dates: March 15, 29 April 12, 26 May 10, 24 June 7, 21 July 5, 19 | | | | August 2, 16, 30 September 13, 27 October 11, 25 uniworld.com | 97
  • 90. Portugal & Spain’s Douro River The UNESCO-designated Douro River Valley boasts lovely vistas, storied towns, and a celebrated winemaking history Rising in Spain and reaching the Atlantic Ocean in Porto, the Douro River created the spectacular Douro River Valley over a period of many millennia. Richly historic and bursting with vinicultural delights, this is the most unspoiled UNESCO World Heritage-designated river valley in Europe—and it’s yours to explore with Uniworld.In 2009, National Geographic Traveler named the Douro River Valley number and Guimarães, the 12th-century capital of Portugal. Travel to Salamanca,seven on its annual “World’s Great Places: 133 Destinations” survey, and it’s Spain, an untouched gem of a city whose buildings have taken on a goldeneasy to see why. Rambling vineyards and charming native farms called glow over the centuries. Feast on a traditional meal at the family-ownedquintas cling to the steep sides of the river valley, creating an incomparable winery, Quinta da Avessada, in the heart of the Douro River Valley; enjoy abackdrop to one of Europe’s most pristine regions and to Port country—the traditional Spanish-style lunch with a flamenco show in Salamanca; and tasteoldest demarcated wine region in the world. Explore the hills of cosmopolitan a variety of local wines—including famous Port wine—from village vineyardsLisbon, uncovering a treasure trove of Old World architecture. Visit Coimbra, all along the way. Uncover a land of breathtaking beauty and genuine charm,the birthplace of six Portuguese kings; Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”; meeting warm-hearted, friendly people who welcome visitors with open arms. uniworld.com | 99
  • 91. Portugal, Spain& the DouroRiver ValleyLisbon to Porto | 11 DaysYour Cruise/Tour Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic,NEW Queen Isabel3 nights in Lisbon at the deluxe Tiara Park AtlanticLisboa Hotel (or similar) with breakfastAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinnersCaptain’s DinnerComplimentary soft drinks during lunch onboard;complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks duringdinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom;and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea stationExplore2 countries11 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options,fully hosted by English-speaking local experts5 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld CruiseManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsExperienceCaptivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “The Magical Douro River Valley”Note: While the Queen Isabel is the newest ship on the Douro River, shemay not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld company-owned ship.From $ 3,099 per person, cruise/tour100
  • 92. Discover Portugal and Spain for yourself GuimarãesBreathe the sea air in Lisbon, once the heart of an empire that spanned the globe. PortoClimb the city’s steep hills, where jazz clubs line the narrow lanes and the sound of Bitetos Réguafado drifts into the streets. Sip a bica (espresso) at a café on a tiny square. In Porto’s Atlantic Pinhão Douro Ocean RivRibeiro district, at the mouth of the Douro, find the best of the Old World, including Dour o Ri Barca d’Alva er verMedieval alleyways, old houses built on top of Roman ruins, and picturesque rabelo Vega de Terrónboats. You’ll also encounter restaurants serving cutting-edge cuisine, and a thriving Castelo Rodrigoart scene fostered by hipsters who are revitalizing the ancient city center. Coimbra SalamancaSail from Porto through the beautiful and dramatic landscape of the Douro Valley.Vines cling to terraces carved by hand into the steep, rocky hillsides that line the water,producing Portugal’s legendary Port wine. Along the way, visit the quintas where grapes SPAINare grown and talk to the winemakers, discovering that Portugal also makes some finered wines. PORTUGALSee the university in Salamanca, Spain, where Columbus sought advice for his voyages, Lisbon 3and listen to modern-day students singing in the streets. Watch as flamenco dancersperform their passionate dance while you indulge in Spanish cuisine. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteDiscover a hidden gem in the unspoiled Douro River Valley, and revel in the intriguing Lisbon to Portocities and beautiful architecture of the Iberian Peninsula. Day Port/City Day Port/CityWho will enjoy this cruise: Lovers of beautiful vistas and storied Port wine, architecture 1 Lisbon 7 Pinhão, Vega de Terrón (Spain)and history buffs, and photographers. 2 Lisbon 8 Vega de Terrón (Salamanca, Spain) 3 Lisbon 9 Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), Régua 4 Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto (embark) 10 Porto (Guimarães) 5 Porto, Bitetos 11 Porto (disembark), transfer to 6 Régua, Pinhão the airport | Cruise/Tour Start Dates: March 28 April 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | | | June 6, 13, 20, 27 July 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | | September 5, 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 November 7 |Opposite page: Lisbon, Portugal; Above: Salamanca, Spain uniworld.com | 101
  • 93. Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto | 11 Days | Day 1 Lisbon b | Day 4 Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto bfe Arrive at Lisbon’s Portela Airport, where you will be Featured Excursion: Coimbra tour with Joanina library transferred to the hotel. visit and family-style lunch | Day 2 Lisbon Ubu In the morning, you’ll head through the countryside to Porto, driving past cork forests and fields. En route, Featured Excursion: Lisbon city tour you’ll stop in Portugal’s third-largest city, Coimbra, Stand on the banks of the Tejo River and take a deep birthplace of six of Portugal’s kings and home to one breath. This is the sea air the great Portuguese of the oldest universities in Europe. In fact, Coimbra explorers breathed as they dreamed of opening trade is sometimes called the University City. You’ll see the routes to India, dreams that led to the establishment university’s Biblioteca Joanina, a gem of a library whose of Portuguese colonies all over the world. Now turn gorgeous Baroque decor was done entirely by Portuguese around and look at the city climbing the hills above artists; it houses an important collection of books from you. This is where your adventure begins. the 12th century. From this hilltop center of learning, you’ll head off to enjoy a typical Portuguese lunch in Start with a guided tour that takes you to the historic a local restaurant before continuing to the ship, which district of Belém and the Belém Tower, the traditional is docked in Porto. BB L D starting and ending point of Portuguese voyages of discovery, past Rossio plaza with its wavy black-and- | Day 5 Porto, Bitetos ybwu white paving and lively street life, and into the hills of the Alfama district. Sample a sugar-dusted pastel de Featured Excursions: Choice of Porto city tour OR Belém, the city’s trademark pastry. Step into the Ribeira District walking tour spectacular Manueline Baroque Jerónimos church, Birthplace of Henry the Navigator, who launched which withstood the 1755 earthquakes that leveled Portugal’s voyages of exploration, and longtime hub of so much of the extravagant old city. BB the trade in Port wine, Porto combines well-preserved Day 3 Lisbon u historic buildings with cutting-edge architecture and | a booming cultural revival. Your tour will take you to the Spend leisure time enjoying this cosmopolitan city. 19th-century Palácio da Bolsa, with its famous Moorish Window shop in elegant Chiado. Wander through the Revival-style Arab Room; the austere hilltop cathedral steep, cobblestone streets of the Alfama district. Ride with its amazing views of the city below; and the the famous Santa Justa elevator to Carmo Square; vivacious pedestrian shopping street, Santa Catarina. it was erected at the beginning of the 20th century If you prefer, you can explore the UNESCO-designated as a means of taming one of Lisbon’s steep hills. If Ribeira district on foot; the colorful heart of the old port it reminds you of the Eiffel Tower, that’s because it was city entices you with Medieval lanes and zigzagging built by a student of the iron master who designed the stairways. After lunch, stop by the prestigious Port Parisian landmark. Have a glass of wine and listen to wine cellars in Cais de Gaia for an introduction to the some fado, the traditional, mournful, and beautiful country’s namesake wine. Then it’s all hands on deck— music of the city, in one of the colorful taverns. Learn or perhaps in your luxurious stateroom—as the ship about Portugal’s celebrated blue-and-white tile at the sets sail up the Douro for Bitetos. BB L D National Azulejo Museum. BB Coimbra, PortugaleEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner102
  • 94. |Day 6 Régua, Pinhão bmfwu From Vega de Terrón, on the Spanish border, travel Pay-in-Full SavingsFeatured Excursions: Mateus Palace and Gardens, overland to Salamanca, a UNESCO World HeritageDouro Museum, and dinner at Quinta da Avessada city. The architectural purity of this charming town SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. has endured through the centuries, and the SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms.Today you enter Port wine country. The Douro River sandstone buildings have gained an exquisite Offer expires October 31, 2012.winds through 100 miles of granite mountains, golden glow, giving the city its nickname, thecarving out a valley whose steep slopes hold “Golden City.” Salamanca boasts monumental Early Booking Savingsterraces that were cut by hand into the rocky soil churches, a historic university, and a broad plazaand planted with grapes centuries ago. A stop at where bullfights once were held and where students SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.the Douro Museum in Régua will introduce you to now hang out, chatting and sipping coffee. Walk Pricing Per Personthe oldest delimited wine-growing region in the under Plateresque (as Gothic architecture is knownworld, while Mateus Palace and Gardens, with one in Spain) arches and past ornately decorated Cruise/Tour Start Date Ship Cruise/Tourof the most beautiful gardens in the country, masonry walls as you explore the university. Mar 28 Queen Isabel $3,299shows you what Port can build. These are exciting Columbus came here looking for advice before he Apr 4, 11, 18 Queen Isabel $3,399times in the Douro region, as a group of dedicated sailed west across the Atlantic; these days American Apr 25 Queen Isabel $3,449winemakers are rapidly shifting the focus from Port students reverse the course and come here to study May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Queen Isabel $3,699to table wines, producing bottles of premium red— in the summer. Enjoy lunch and a flamenco show at Jun 6 Queen Isabel $3,699and even some white wines. Is the Douro the next a local restaurant. BB L D Jun 13, 20 Queen Isabel $3,499great wine region to be discovered? Taste and Jun 27 Queen Isabel $3,449decide for yourself. Begin your discovery of the | Day 9 Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), Régua b Jul 4, 11, 18, 25 Queen Isabel $3,349region with a tour of the family-owned Quinta da Featured Excursion: Castelo Rodrigo tour Aug 1, 8 Queen Isabel $3,349Avessada, which produces premium Moscatel. Aug 15 Queen Isabel $3,399Tramp between the vines with the vineyard’s owner, Visit the 12th-century walled village of Castelo Aug 22 Queen Isabel $3,599who will tell you how he cultivates the grapes he Rodrigo, a captivating place with Medieval streets, Aug 29 Queen Isabel $3,999grows, and pause to look out over the lovely hillsides stone-walled houses, and a remarkably distinctive Sep 5, 12 Queen Isabel $3,999at the river far below. Inside the old stone walls of fountain, Chafariz dos Pretos. BB L D Sep 19, 26 Queen Isabel $3,899the winery, which was founded in the 1750s, partake ybu Oct 3 Queen Isabel $3,899in a rustic local dinner, complete with live traditional | Day 10 Porto Oct 10 Queen Isabel $3,699music. It’s a merry evening, capped off by a glass of Featured Excursions: Choice of Guimarães city tour Oct 17 Queen Isabel $3,399fine local wine. BB L D OR “Hidden Treasures of Porto” walking tour Oct 24 Queen Isabel $3,299 Oct 31 Queen Isabel $3,199 Visit historic Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital back |Day 7 Pinhão, Vega de Terrón (Spain) Nov 7 Queen Isabel $3,099bwuC in the 12th century and home to its first king, Don Afonso Henriques. It has been called the birthplaceFeatured Excursion: Wine tasting at a local quinta To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: of the Portuguese nation. Dominated by Afonso Category 2 + $250Pinhão is the center of Port winemaking. Today Henriques’s grand castle, Guimarães was declared a Category 1 + $750you’ll take a winding road up to a quinta perched UNESCO World Heritage Site for its extraordinarily Junior Suite + $1,495high in the hills to learn the history of, and sample, well-preserved city center. Or opt to discover some Suite + $2,995the country’s most celebrated beverage. In the of Porto’s hidden treasures, visiting such highlights as the church of São Francisco, with its amazing See Deck Plan on page 162afternoon, enjoy the breathtaking scenery whilesailing through the remote Douro Valley toward gilded woodwork, and the beautiful Art Nouveau – Port Charges: $140 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy.Spain. BB L Captain’s Dinner bookstore Lello—with a coffee break at a traditional – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. pasteleria. Later, enjoy dinner while sailing to the – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. |Day 8 Vega de Terrón (Salamanca, Spain) mouth of the Douro River. BB L D Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.bcfu Note: For Porto to Porto cruise-only rate, subtract $500 per person from cruise/tour rate. | Day 11 Depart Porto ebFeatured Excursion: Full-day Salamanca tour withtraditional Spanish lunch and flamenco show Disembark the ship and transfer to Porto Airport for your flight home. CB/BB uniworld.com | 103
  • 95. Russia’s Volga, Neva & Svir Rivers For hundreds of years, Russians have used music and literature to record their deep love for the Volga—Europe’s largest river The Volga River, Europe’s largest and longest waterway, holds a special place in Russian history and in the hearts and minds of the Russian people. We invite you to discover what makes this ancient river so special, while encountering some of the world’s finest art and most distinctive architecture on a grand tour of Russia.An important aquatic “highway” since Medieval times, the Volga River has and Yaroslavl, which are known for their white stone churches and gorgeouslong served as a major route of trade, settlement, and conquest. Peter the monasteries. Visit UNESCO-designated Kizhi Island and watch the pastGreat sailed along the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg approximately spring vibrantly to life in the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi.300 years ago on a quest to bring Russia out of the Dark Ages. Now it’s your Your journey ends in enchanting St. Petersburg, where Catherine’s Palace andturn to discover the rich history that lies along Russia’s waterways. You’ll begin the Hermitage Museum will bring you up close to the rich traditions and royalyour journey in Moscow, home to world-famous sights such as Red Square, history of Russia. From extraordinary imperial architecture to tucked-awaythe Kremlin, and iconic, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. Then cruise along villages with Old World charm, this tour is bursting with beauty. Comethe Golden Ring to some of Russia’s most beautiful cities, including Uglich discover the “Imperial Waterways of Russia” with Uniworld. uniworld.com | 105
  • 96. ImperialWaterwaysof RussiaMoscow to St. Petersburg | 13 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thelovely River VictoriaAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinnersCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary soft drinks during lunch onboard;complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring dinner onboard; bottled water replenisheddaily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialtycoffee and tea stationExplore12 excursions, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsExperienceCaptivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lectures on Russian civilizationand historyNote: Cruising in Russia is a wonderful experience, andwhile the River Victoria is a friendly and comfortableRussian-style ship, its amenities may differ from thoseof a Uniworld company-owned ship.From $ 4,299 per person, cruise only106
  • 97. Art and music have long expressed Russians’ love for theVolga RiverThe opulence of Russia awaits your arrival with its imperial cities, grand treasures, andspectacular art and architecture. From the glittering cities of St. Petersburg and Moscowto the timeless towns along the golden ring, you’ll experience Russia in all its glory andsplendor.Explore fascinating, contradictory Moscow, full of monuments to 20th-centuryCommunists and 15th-century czars. Watch buskers perform in neighborhoods wheredissidents used to meet. Discover the former warehouses that have been renovatedinto modern art venues and blues clubs. Uncover the fabled city of canals, regal St.Petersburg, with art-laden galleries and museums, where you will be left mesmerized.See some of Russia’s vast and beautiful countryside as well as its delightful smalltowns, where locals engage in traditional crafts. Everything you can imagine when youthink of Russia—gilded icons, incredible architecture, world-class museums, Fabergéeggs, and, yes, vodka and caviar—are part of this amazing adventure. Take advantageof informative onboard lectures to learn more about the past, present, and the future Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Siteof Russia. Moscow to St. Petersburg St. Petersburg to MoscowWho will enjoy this cruise: Adventurous travelers who wish to sail Russia’s great rivers Day Port/City Day Port/Cityand lakes, seeing two great cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, amazing architecture, 1 Moscow (embark) 1 St. Petersburg (embark)legendary art, and timeless towns in between. 2 Moscow 2 St. Petersburg 3 Moscow 3 St. Petersburg 4 Moscow 4 St. Petersburg 5 Cruising the Moscow Canal 5 Cruising Lake Ladoga, Mandrogi, and Volga River, Uglich cruising the Svir River 6 Yaroslavl, cruising 6 Kizhi Island, cruising Lake Rybinsk Lake Onega 7 Goritsy (Kirillov) 7 Goritsy (Kirillov) 8 Cruising Lake Onega, 8 Cruising Lake Rybinsk, Kizhi Island Yaroslavl 9 Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, 9 Uglich cruising Lake Ladoga 10 Moscow 10 St. Petersburg 11 Moscow 11 St. Petersburg 12 Moscow 12 St. Petersburg 13 Moscow (disembark), 13 St. Petersburg (disembark), transfer to the airport transfer to the airport | | Cruise Start Dates: May 17, 29* June 10, 22* July 4, 16, 28 August 9, 21 * * | | September 2, 14, 26* * *On these dates, cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island, Russia; Above: Moscow, Russia uniworld.com | 107
  • 98. Imperial Waterways of Russia Moscow to St. Petersburg | 13 Days | Day 1 Moscow be | Day 5 Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River, Arrive at the Moscow Airport, where you will be Uglich transferred to the ship. D Featured Excursion: Uglich and the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood walking tour | Day 2 Moscow bmuC Cruise the Moscow Canal before arriving in Uglich. Featured Excursions: Moscow city tour, Kremlin, and Visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built to Armory Museum visit honor the slain son of Ivan the Terrible, and spend Your panoramic city tour includes the most remarkable some free time browsing the local markets. BB L D bu city sights, such as Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent, and impressive | Day 6 Yaroslavl, cruising Lake Rybinsk Tverskaya Street. Following lunch downtown, you’ll visit Featured Excursion: Yaroslavl, Heart of the Golden Ring the Kremlin, a self contained 15th century city with Yaroslavl is considered one of Russia’s most beautiful palaces, armories, 15th and 17th century cathedrals, cities. You’ll visit the town’s exquisite Church of Elijah and Medieval fortress. You’ll also explore the Kremlin’s the Prophet and delight in a tasting of the local produce Armory Museum—home of treasures, ranging from the at the farmers’ market. BB L D czar’s coronation robes to the famous Fabergé eggs. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala | Day 7 Goritsy (Kirillov) b Note: Throughout your visit to Moscow, the order of sightseeing Featured Excursion: Intimate look at daily life in a is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or Russian province unannounced government functions. Gain a unique perspective on everyday life in this part | Day 3 Moscow b of the world. Watch school-children perform dances or Featured Excursion: Tour of the metro and Arbat Street sketches for you—they love to have a chance to practice their English—at the House of Children’s Take a tour of Moscow’s famous metro system, the most Arts and Crafts, or stop by the Wood Restoration efficient way to get around in this bustling city and, with Center to see demonstrations of traditional its palatial décor, a sight worth seeing on its own. Visit woodworking methods. Stroll the grounds of 14th- Arbat Street, longtime hangout for intellectuals and century St. Cyrill of the White Lake Monastery. dissidents, and then spend the afternoon exploring on BB L D your own. Shuttle bus service will be provided between the ship and city center. BB L D | Day 8 Cruising Lake Onega, Kizhi Island bmu Day 4 Moscow b Featured Excursion: Open-air Museum of Wooden | Architecture Enjoy an entire day at leisure. Return to the sights that caught your eye on your panoramic tour. Shuttle bus Sail on Lake Onega to Kizhi Island, whose famous service will be provided between the ship and the city open-air museum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site center. BB L D containing the awe-inspiring Transfiguration Church, which is built entirely from wood. BB L D Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RussiaeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner108
  • 99. |Day 9 Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, cruising | Day 11 St. Petersburg bmuC Pay-in-Full SavingsLake Ladoga f Featured Excursion: Hermitage Museum SAVE $1,500 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2Featured Excursion: Mandrogi village walking tourwith shashlik picnic lunch ashore The world-famous Hermitage Museum features nearly staterooms. three million works of art by masters such as Leonardo SAVE $1,000 per couple on category 3, 4, 5, and 6 staterooms.Visit the reconstructed 18th-century village of da Vinci and Michelangelo.Mandrogi, home to craftspeople who bring Russia’s BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Offer expires October 31, 2012.past vibrantly to life, and cap the afternoon with Early Booking Savingsa traditional shashlik picnic. BB L D | Day 12 St. Petersburg bmu Featured Excursion: Catherine Palace and Park SAVE $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. |Day 10 St. Petersburg bcu in Pushkin Pricing Per PersonFeatured Excursions: St. Petersburg city tour with canal Travel to nearby Pushkin to visit lavish Catherinecruise and Alexandrinsky Theatre ballet performance Palace and Park, a masterpiece of Russian Rococo Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only architecture unrivaled in luxury and scale. BB L D May 17 River Victoria $4,299Enjoy a panoramic city tour and a walking tour of May 29* River Victoria $4,399 Day 13 Depart St. Petersburg e benchanting St. Petersburg, taking in all of themajestic sights, such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace | Jun 10, 22* River Victoria $4,499 Disembark the ship and transfer to St. Petersburg’s Jul 4, 16, 28 * River Victoria $4,499Square and Winter Palace, the Church of the Pulkovo Airport for your flight home, or extend your Aug 9, 21 * River Victoria $4,499Resurrection, and St. Issac’s, followed by a cruise stay with a visit to the Baltic capitals. CB/BB Sep 2* River Victoria $4,699along the city’s luminous canals. During the evening, Sep 14 River Victoria $4,599be treated to a spectacular Russian ballet at the Note: Throughout your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of Sep 26* River Victoria $4,299Alexandrinsky Theater. BB L D sightseeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions. To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 5 + $495 Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Category 4 + $695 6-Night Baltic Capitals | Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are rich in history, graced with Category 3 + $1,495 beautiful landscapes, and filled with warm, friendly people—and they’re the perfect Category 2 + $1,645 addition to your Russian holiday. Category 1 + $1,845 Deluxe Suite + $2,295 Day 1 | St. Petersburg to Tallinn: Disembark in St. Petersburg and transfer to Tallinn. Junior Suite + $3,095 Dinner and overnight in Tallinn. Presidential Suite + $3,995 Day 2 | Tallinn: Tour Tallinn’s UNESCO-designated Old Town, and then visit Ethnographical Park and the Rocca-al-Mare Open Air Museum. See Deck Plan on page 164 Day 3 | Tallinn to Riga: Enjoy the seaport town of Tallinn, the Sigulda Castle ruins, – Port Charges: $228 per person and Pärnu. * On these dates, cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 6, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation.Day 4 | Riga: Tour Riga and then visit the resort town of Jurmala. ˉ – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.Day 5 | Riga to Vilnius: Enjoy a motorcoach ride to Vilnius. Visit the Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai, have lunch at a – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.local restaurant, and take a sightseeing tour of Kaunas en route.Day 6 | Vilnius: Tour Vilnius in the morning and visit Trakai Castle in the afternoon.Day 7 | Vilnius: Transfer to Vilnius airport.6-Night Baltic Capitals Includes: 2 nights at the first-class Radisson Blu Lietuva (or similar) in Vilnius | 2 nightsat the first-class Radisson Blu Latvija (or similar) in Riga | 2 nights at the first-class Radisson Blu Olümpia(or similar) in Tallinn | Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners | Sightseeing with many special excursions |English-speaking guides and all entrance fees | Touring by deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach | Tour Manager |All transfersOnly $2,299 per person (single supplement $599)Note: This extension is available on cruises that begin or end in St. Petersburg. uniworld.com | 109
  • 100. Holiday Season Cruises Uniworld invites you to discover the timeless traditions and breathtaking pageantry of a European holiday Leave the stress of the holiday season behind and let Uniworld introduce you to the joys of an old-fashioned Christmas. Sail along the most majestic waterways of Europe to cities and villages that sparkle with light and echo with carols. Along the way, enjoy the feasts of the season onboard your festively decorated ship.Walking through Europe’s great holiday markets, you’ll discover the origin of inside its tower. Sip warm mulled wine as you stroll through Nuremberg’smany of America’s most beloved Christmas traditions. Smell the inviting Christkindlesmarkt or uncover the unique traditions of Linz, the “Town ofaromas of roasted chestnuts, sugared almonds, and gingerbread that saturate Christmas Crèches.” Indulge in traditional Normandy pancakes and steamingthe air. Browse through the rows of wooden stands filled to the brim with cider in Les Andelys, or enjoy a recital inside the beautiful Benedictinehand-blown glass ornaments, wooden toys, and nutcrackers of all different Göttweig Abbey. Stroll through winter-frosted gardens in Paris, or waltz in thesizes and shapes. Each city offers its own unique take on the joyful customs New Year in Vienna on a “Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise.” Experienceof the Christmas season. Come see Rüdesheim’s life-sized nativity scene and the way the Europeans have been celebrating the yuletide season for manyHeidelberg’s Christmas Pyramid, with figures from Heidelberg’s history rotating centuries, and discover how you will want to celebrate it for years to come. uniworld.com | 111
  • 101. Rhine HolidayMarketsBasel to Cologne | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theexquisite S.S. AntoinetteAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinnersCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea stationExplore3 countries6 excursions fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts3 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsExperienceCaptivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “European Christmas Traditions,from Nutcracker to Tannenbaum”From $ 2,399 per person, cruise only112
  • 102. Succumb to enchantment as you cruise the Rhine River through English Cologne Channela winter wonderland Rhi neLeave the mall behind and discover the roots of our Christmas traditions. Was the Riv erfirst Christmas tree decorated in Strasbourg? Strasbourg’s citizens think so, though Koblenztowns in Germany would dispute that claim. Sip vin chaud as you stroll to Place RüdesheimKléber to behold the enormous and brilliantly lighted tree that Strasbourg offers GERMANY Mainzmodern celebrants. Find unexpected treasures in the red-roofed stalls clusteredaround Cologne’s magnificent cathedral. Listen to musicians in Medieval costume Heidelberg FRANCE Germersheimplay sackbuts and lutes while you watch jugglers toss and catch flaming torches.Munch your way through an array of once-a-year treats, and see how the Baroque Strasbourg Kehl vertown hall of Koblenz is turned into an Advent calendar. Revel in brightly painted e Ricarousels and handmade ornaments, Medieval squares illuminated by twinkling Rhinlights, life-size Nativity figures and joyful brass choirs. BaselSail through castle-strewn hillsides and visit charming small towns decked in holidayfinery for a holiday season you will never forget. SWITZERLAND Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteWho will enjoy this cruise: Shoppers looking for unique gifts and Christmas enthusiastslooking for the origins of many holiday traditions.Bay of Biscayloves seasonal treats and Anyone who Basel to Cologne Cologne to Baselfestive holiday decorations and lights. Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Basel (embark) 1 Cologne (embark) 2 Basel 2 Cologne 3 Kehl (Strasbourg) 3 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 4 Germersheim (Heidelberg) 4 Rüdesheim, Mainz 5 Mainz, Rüdesheim 5 Germersheim (Heidelberg) 6 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz 6 Kehl (Strasbourg) Adriatic 7 Cologne 7 Basel Sea 8 Cologne (disembark), 8 Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport Sea Mediterranean transfer to the airport Cruise Start Dates: December 1, 8, 15, 22 * * *On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.Opposite page: Christmas Markets, Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany; Above: Heidelberg, Germany uniworld.com | 113
  • 103. Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne | 8 Days | Day 1 Basel be | Day 4 Germersheim (Heidelberg) b Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where Featured Excursion: Full-day Heidelberg tour with you will be transferred to the ship. D Christmas Market | Day 2 Basel bC Situated on the banks of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and home to Featured Excursion: Basel walking tour with Christmas the country’s oldest university. Your tour of Heidelberg Market takes you past the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle Your city walk introduces you to Basel, Switzerland’s and through Old Town, which is all dressed up for second-largest city. Delight in Basel’s Christmas Market, the holidays. You’ll have ample time to explore the located in the heart of historic Old Town. With more Heidelberg Christmas Market, which spans more than than 150 stands, it offers many locally made craft five squares, where you’ll discover an inviting array of items, unique ornaments, and delicious seasonal unusual arts and crafts, as well as exquisite hand- baked goods. Warm your hands on a mug of glühwein blown glass ornaments. Marvel at the Christmas (hot mulled wine) as you browse. When you’ve spent Pyramid rotating inside the tower at the Marktplatz, as long as you like shopping, visit the illuminated or take a ride on the carousel. Local experts will Christmas Street, which is beautifully decorated with recommend places for you to enjoy a hearty lunch over 100 Christmas trees. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala on your own; be sure to try some typical German fare like sauerbraten (pot roast). BB D | Day 3 Kehl (Strasbourg) bu Featured Excursion: Strasbourg by canal with | Day 5 Mainz, Rüdesheim m Christmas Market Featured Excursion: Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments with Christmas Market Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads of Europe.” See this city Enjoy the morning at leisure in the town of Mainz, as it has been seen through the centuries—on a canal where Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing cruise. Petite France, a neighborhood of cobblestone press. Stroll through Old Town and the city square streets and half-timbered houses that is particularly to Kaiserdom and Kurfürstliche Schloss. Explore the picturesque at this time of year, is where you can visit St. Nicholas Christmas Market with 1,000-year-old the oldest Christmas Market in France. Complete your St. Martin’s Cathedral as a backdrop. During the exploration of old- town Strasbourg with a visit to afternoon, cruise from Mainz to Rüdesheim, located Strasbourg’s magnificent, single-spire Gothic Notre in the heart of the Rhine Valley. The ship docks near Dame Cathedral. Here you’ll find finely crafted toys, Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market, which is unique: ceramics, jewelry, and handmade Nativity figurines in it highlights Christmas customs from around the world. a wonderfully festive atmosphere. You won’t want to Browse the more than 120 stalls packed with holiday miss the delectable holiday delights like buche de Noel, delights, and don’t miss Rüdesheim’s life-size Nativity the delicious Christmas cake made to look like a yule scene—one of Germany’s largest. If you like, drop by log, or the traditional Alsatian Christmas cookies one of the many wine bars and sample a glass of the called bredele. BB L D local wine; the Rheingau region of Germany is one of Basel, SwitzerlandeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner114
  • 104. the smallest wine-growing regions in the country, | Day 7 Cologne uC Pay-in-Full Savingsyet it is world-renowned for its high-quality Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour withRieslings. If a hot beverage appeals to you, order SAVE $900 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 Cologne Cathedral visit and Christmas Marketsa Rüdesheimer coffee and enjoy the ritual as it staterooms.is prepared before you; locally produced brandy is Stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town as SAVE $600 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms.set afire as it is poured into the drink. As it gets you make your way to Cologne Cathedral, the city’sdarker, take a look at the illuminated decorations beloved landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Offer expires March 31, 2013.on the rooftops. A trip to Siegfried’s Mechanical Site. It is believed that the earthly remains of the Early Booking SavingsMusic Cabinet to see its idiosyncratic collection of fabled Three Kings (the Magi) lie at rest here.self-playing musical instruments is one of the You’ll learn about the history of the cathedral SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013.day’s delights. BB L D and its artwork, especially the pieces surrounding Pricing Per Person the Shrine of the Magi. Christian pilgrims have |Day 6 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz been flocking here for many centuries. In fact, Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Onlyu one of the cathedral’s expansions was intended Dec 1* S.S Antoinette $2,599Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour with to accommodate the many faithful who travel to Dec 8 S.S Antoinette $2,499Christmas Market experience the wonder of this sacred site. Dec 15, 22 * S.S Antoinette $2,399In the morning, you’ll cruise to Koblenz via the Cologne boasts no fewer than eight Christmas To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:breathtaking 40 miles of the Upper Middle Markets, so we have planned an entire day in this Category 4 + $190Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural city to let you explore them at your own pace Category 3 + $600landscape. With castles strung like pearls on the following the tour. Be sure to visit the Cologne Category 2 + $825hillside and the famous Lorelei Rock, the valley is Cathedral Christmas Market, as well as Alter Markt Category 1 + $1,175the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. Once in front of the City Hall, Neumarkt in Cologne’s Suite + $1,625you arrive in Koblenz, situated at the confluence of shopping area, and the Medieval Christmas Market Royal Suite + $3,225the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll walk through in front of the Chocolate Museum. See Deck Plan on page 142picturesque alleyways lined with half-timbered BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner – Port Charges: $140 per personhouses decorated for the season. You’ll pass by Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside * On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.St. Castor’s Church, the Church of Our Lady, – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. the cathedral will not be possible. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation.Schängel Fountain, and the historic City Hall. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. ebAfterward, delve into the Koblenz Christmas – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking.Market, with its dozens of wooden stands offering | Day 8 Depart Cologne Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension. Disembark the ship and transfer to Cologne Bonnarts and crafts, spicy mulled wine, and sweet Airport for your flight home. CB/BBChristmas cakes. BB L D Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Lucerne This historic city offers Old World charm, great museums, and delightful shopping. It’s the perfect complement to a winter-wonderland journey. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Lucerne walking tour and Christmas Market Only $899 per person (single supplement $319) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Basel. Arrival and departure transfers will be provided to/from the Basel airport. uniworld.com | 115
  • 105. Danube HolidayMarketsBudapest to Passau | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on themajestic River BeatriceAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinnersCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea stationExplore4 countries8 excursions, including 1 “Choice Is Yours” option,fully hosted by English-speaking local experts4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsExperienceCaptivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music,from ‘Stille Nacht’ to ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’”From $ 2,349 per person, cruise only116
  • 106. r ive in R Ma Riv elleCelebrate the holiday season with centuries-old traditions and er Mosbrand-new style Se GERMANY ineBudapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the time of St. Stephen, Rivthe king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout his er errealm. As you ramble through the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square in Budapest, Riv Passauadmiring the handmade porcelain, stop to watch as kürtös kalács—a pastry—is baked ine Rhon rods over an open fire and then coated with sugar before it’s handed to you. Wachau Krems SLOVAKIA Linz ValleyIn Bratislava, where a lively young art scene is revitalizing the compact city core, stalls Da Bratislava Munich n u b e R iv erabound with traditional Slovakian Christmas items like medovníky (spiced ginger cookies) Viennaand šúpolie (figurines made from corn husks). Sing along with carolers in elegant yet cozy Steyr BudapestVienna as you shop for Austrian lace. Follow the lights down the Landstrasse in Linz Salzburg Da n u b e R iv er Rive e Saôn rto the Volksgarten, where you’ll find a fairy-tale Christmas—large, animated displays of AUSTRIAscenes from fairytales that will entrance the child in you. Or mail a letter from Christkindl,where children from all over the world send their Christmas wish lists. HUNGARYGlorious Baroque architecture, delightful concerts, and ravishing scenery will make thisChristmas season unforgettable as you sail through the holidays on the Danube. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteWho will enjoy this cruise: Music lovers will find many special holiday treats on this Budapest to Passau Passau to Budapestcruise, from onboard caroling to a classical concert in Vienna to an exclusive organ Day Port/City Day Port/Cityrecital. Delight in the opportunity to find unique gifts at enchanting Christmas markets. 1 Budapest (embark) 1 Munich airport, transfer to Passau (embark) 2 Budapest 2 Passau 3 Bratislava 3 Linz (Salzburg or Linz/Steyr) 4 Vienna 4 Cruising the Wachau Valley, 5 Krems, cruising the Krems Wachau Valley 5 Vienna 6 Linz (Salzburg or Linz/Steyr) 6 Bratislava 7 Passau 7 Budapest 8 Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich airport 8 Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport Cruise Start Dates: December 1, 8,* 15 *On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.Opposite page: Ringstrasse, Vienna, Austria; Above: Budapest, Hungary uniworld.com | 117
  • 107. Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau | 8 Days | Day 1 Budapest be of their Austrian and Hungarian neighbors, filling stalls Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, with distinctive local folk art. Don’t miss the lokse, where you will be transferred to the ship. D potato pancakes filled with poppy seeds. BB L D buC | Day 4 Vienna b mc u | Day 2 Budapest Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour with Christmas Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour with National Market Library visit, Christmas Markets, and Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese concert hall Explore Budapest, an enchanting city often referred to as the “Queen of the Danube.” Made up of two This regal city becomes even more dazzling during parts—Buda, the hills, and Pest, the flat lands— the holidays. Vienna is a treasure trove of secular the city is divided by the Danube. It’s an architectural and sacred gems, many of which you will see during dream, which you will discover on your city tour. your panoramic city tour. Travel the stately Ringstrasse Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Castle and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where Mozart was Hill district and see dramatic vistas from the 19th- married in 1782. You will also visit the State Hall of century Fisherman’s Bastion. In the center of it all the Austrian National Library, possibly the most is the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square, where beautiful library in the world. Afterward, take in two you’ll get to shop for traditional Hungarian wares and Christmas Markets with your guide. Austria’s most delightful holiday treats like mulled wine and cinnamon- famous Christmas Market, with over 140 wooden spiced gingerbread. Only the finest Hungarian craftsmen huts, is set in front of City Hall—be sure to try the are invited to participate in the market, so you can be rum balls and the macaroons with nutmeg. You will assured of finding unique and beautifully made gifts. also visit a smaller but equally charming Christmas Among the special features of the market are a six- Market at Freyung Square, which has taken place foot Advent wreath and a hand-carved manger, part every winter since 1772. In the evening, celebrate of a Nativity scene that includes live animals. Savor the spirit of Mozart and Strauss in one of Vienna’s traditional honey cakes with mulled wine or aromatic well-known concert halls. BB L D bcu coffee as you stroll and shop. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala | Day 5 Krems, cruising the Wachau Valley Featured Excursion: Göttweig Abbey with organ recital | Day 3 Bratislava Beautiful Benedictine Göttweig Abbey, a UNESCO Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour with World Heritage Site, boasts a spectacular location on a Christmas Market prominent hill on the eastern edge of the world-famous Wachau Valley. Though Göttweig Abbey was founded The heart and soul of Slovakia, Bratislava is full of more than 900 years ago, it was “modernized” in the surprises—many of which you will discover on your mid-1700s, when it was transformed into a vast Baroque walking tour of the historic downtown area, ending palace. Ever since, the interiors have been a monument at the Christmas Market. While Bratislava’s very to Baroque art and design. After lunch, enjoy a scenic first Christmas Market was only established in 1993, cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Slovakians have quickly embraced the holiday traditions Linz, AustriaeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner118
  • 108. Dotted along the banks are small historic towns and them. Begin at the Hauplatz, where stalls are Pay-in-Full Savingswinemaking communities. Some of Austria’s finest decorated with motifs of Linz landmarks, andwhite wines are produced from grapes ripened on follow the illuminations down the Landstrasse SAVE $900 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2the terraces that cling to these rocky slopes. BB L D to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find animated staterooms. displays of fairy tale scenes. Have a piece ofNote: The organ concert may take place in a different location SAVE $600 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. the classic Linzer torte as you delight in carolsif the Göttweig Abbey visit falls on a Catholic holiday. performed by brass bands and local choirs. BB D Offer expires March 31, 2013. | ybu Early Booking Savings CDay 6 Linz (Salzburg or Linz/Steyr) | Day 7 PassauFeatured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013. Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour withwith walking tour and Christmas Market OR Linz Christmas Market, gingerbread-making and floral- Pricing Per Personand Steyr with Christmas Markets decorating demonstrationsSpend the day in Salzburg, with a walking tour Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only Baroque Italian flair overlays the Medieval Old Townof Old Town. The magnificent cathedral there Dec 1 River Beatrice $2,449 of Passau; your tour takes you past St. Stephan’swas inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Dec 8, 15 * River Beatrice $2,349 Cathedral, the New Residence, and Town HallIn the afternoon, visit Salzburg’s Christmas Market. to the spot where three rivers converge in the city.Located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg and To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: At Passau’s Christmas Market, set against thearound the venerable cathedral, it is a feast for Category 4 + $190 glorious backdrop of St. Stephan’s Cathedral,the senses, featuring the warm aroma of mulled Category 3 + $500 you will find unique crafts, including Bavarian-wine and Austrian pastries, the sights and sounds of Category 2 + $725 style miniature houses and glass ornaments. As anholiday performances, and the colors and textures Category 1 + $975 added treat, you will attend a gingerbread-makingof traditional handcrafts. Or explore the beautiful Suite + $1,545 and floral-decorating demonstration.towns of Steyr and Linz. The unique ambience of Owner’s Suite + $3,145 BB L Captain’s Farewell DinnerSteyr truly shines during the holiday season, when See Deck Plan on page 144brass concerts, tellers of fairy tales, and choir | Day 8 Depart Passau eb – Port Charges: $140 per personperformances add to the enchantment at the * On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Disembark the ship in Passau and transfer to – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy.Christmas Market in Old Town. In your free time, – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. Munich Airport for your flight home, or extend your – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.you might want to stop by the Christmas Museum, – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. stay in Prague. CB/BBwhich features 14,000 Christmas ornaments. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.Two enchanting Christmas markets are linkedby the main shopping thoroughfare in Linz,with a truly spectacular light show connecting Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Prague Discover Prague, the “City of Spires,” with its eclectic architecture and fascinating history. The city is magical during the holiday season. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person (single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Passau. uniworld.com | 119
  • 109. Classic ChristmasMarketsNuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regalRiver QueenAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinnersCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea stationExplore7 excursions fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts2 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsExperienceCaptivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “Christmas Traditionsin Germany”Exclusive Multigenerational Family-FriendlyProgram on select dateFrom $ 2,349 per person, cruise only120
  • 110. Everyone believes in fairytales at Christmas timeOnce upon a time, people gathered on cobblestone squares to buy the special toolsand ingredients they needed to make the treats of the season. They kept warm with Frankfurthot spiced wine, music, and games while they shopped and chatted with tradespeople.Those were the first Christmas markets, 500 years ago. Today, though the light comes Schweinfurtfrom twinkling electric bulbs rather than torches, bonhomie and fun still prevail. iver Bamberg in RDiscover villages with fairy-tale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Share Würzburg Matraditional holiday goodies with the people who made them. Watch as modern childrenabandon their usual electronics and discover the enchantment of hand-carved wooden Main Nuremberg Kitzingentoys. The scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the air. -Dan Wertheim GERMANYSail through Christmas country, trying Frankfurt’s famous apple cider, Bamberg’s ube Cspecially brewed holiday beer, and Nuremberg’s gingerbread. Find the magic of analthe season in the smiles that meet you along the way. RothenburgShare the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on aselect holiday sailing with Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.M Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteWho will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to explore Germany’s Christmas Marketswhile discovering the origins of some of our most-treasured holiday traditions. Nuremberg to Frankfurt Frankfurt to Nuremberg Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Nuremberg (embark) 1 Frankfurt (embark) 2 Nuremberg 2 Frankfurt 3 Bamberg 3 Cruising the Main River, Wertheim 4 Kitzingen (Rothenburg), 4 Würzburg Würzburg 5 Kitzingen (Rothenburg), 5 Würzburg Schweinfurt 6 Wertheim, cruising the Main River 6 Bamberg 7 Frankfurt 7 Nuremberg 8 Frankfurt (disembark), 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport transfer to the airport Cruise Start Dates: December 1, 8, 15♦, 22 * * *On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. ♦ Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.Opposite page: Frankfurt, Germany; Above: Würzburg Residenz, Würzburg, Germany uniworld.com | 121
  • 111. Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days | Day 1 Nuremberg be of years ago. You have time to explore the treasures Arrive at Nuremberg Airport, where you will be transferred waiting in the local Christmas Market, which is actually to the ship. D four markets: the traditional market on Maxplatz, one featuring Medieval cultural programs in the courtyard | Day 2 Nuremberg bC of Geyersworth Palace, and two markets that focus on local arts and crafts. If that’s not enough for you, Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas browse through the delightful shops that are beautifully Market decorated for the holiday. When you’re ready for During the Middle Ages, Nuremberg was the preferred a break, you might want to try one of Bamberg’s beer; residence of emperors, as you will discover on your the city is famous for its smoked beer, but local guided excursion. Visit Kaiserburg, the castle that rises brewers also make a special Christmas beer. BB L D high above the city and housed every emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Your walking tour continues | Day 4 Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Würzburg b along cobblestone streets to one of the most famous Featured Excursion: Full-day Rothenburg with walking examples of 14th-century German ironwork, the tour and Christmas Market Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain) in Hauptmarkt (Market Square). Finish the day shopping for one-of- The ship will dock in Kitzingen, and then you’ll travel a-kind gifts at the festive Christkindlesmarkt, the along parts of the “Romantic Road” to Germany’s largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany. best-preserved walled city, Rothenburg, with its timber- The best way to experience this market’s 200 frame houses topped with picturesque red-tile roofs. wooden stalls is with a warm cup of sweet-and- This fairy-tale gem will give you a glimpse of the way spicy glühwein in hand to keep you nice and toasty. life was lived during the Middle Ages as you make your In this fine Medieval setting, you can also enjoy way to one of Germany’s oldest and most celebrated authentic Nuremberg gingerbread and bratwurst. Christmas Markets, Reiterlesmarkt. You’ll have time for Shuttles will run between the market and the ship lunch and further exploration on your own. Rothenburg in the afternoon. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala offers a fine assortment of Bavarian fare, and your local guides can suggest the best places to enjoy a lunch | Day 3 Bamberg bu of spätzle (small, tender dumplings) or other regional Featured Excursion: Bamberg Nativity Walk with delicacies. One local seasonal treat that shouldn’t be Christmas Market missed is the schneeball, or “snowball,” made from strips of sweet dough that is fried and covered in Wander with your guide through the curious narrow powdered sugar or chocolate. You will also want to alleyways that line Old Town on your way to the scenic visit Käthe Wohlfahrt’s original Christmas shop and Bamberg Cathedral and New Residence, taking in parts stop in at a delightful museum that displays toys of Bamberg’s famous Krippenweg (Nativity Walk), made as far back as the 17th century. BB D which links 40 churches, museums, and public spaces displaying Nativity and New Testament scenes. Some of the figures in these scenes were carved hundreds Rothenburg, GermanyeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner122
  • 112. |Day 5 Würzburg bu of flooding. Stop in at the historic Wertheim Market Pay-in-Full Savings Square, which is lined with half-timbered buildingsFeatured Excursions: Würzburg Residenz with and shops selling artisanal glass and Franconian SAVE $900 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2Christmas Market and German towns visit wines in round bottles. BB L D staterooms.The town of Würzburg owes many of its most notablemonuments to the ambitious building programs of | Day 7 Frankfurt C SAVE $600 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms.the wealthy prince-bishops of the Schönborn family, Offer expires March 31, 2013. Featured Excursion: Frankfurt walking tour withwho controlled the town in the 17th and 18th Christmas Market Early Booking Savingscenturies. Their spectacular episcopal residence willbe your first destination today. The opulent Würzburg On the last full day of your journey, dive into the SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013.Residenz is an extraordinary Baroque palace and a energy of sophisticated Frankfurt with your guide, roaming from its historic heart, Römer Square, Pricing Per PersonUNESCO World Heritage Site. The 300-room palacetook nearly 60 years to complete and contains the to its landmark skyscraper, Main Tower. Take an Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Onlyworld’s largest ceiling fresco, created by Venetian elevator to the top for a view of 50 skyscrapers that Dec 1* River Queen $2,549painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, as well as what reveal the importance of this European hub, which Dec 8 River Queen $2,449is often described as the most beautiful staircase in people from 200 nations call home. Dec 15♦, 22 * River Queen $2,349the world. Afterward, visit the town’s 200-year-old A towering, lighted Christmas tree marks RömerChristmas Market for one-of-a-kind presents and To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Square, the beating heart of Frankfurt where you’llsouvenirs. In the afternoon, share some homemade Category 4 + $190 find pretty timber-framed houses surrounding aseasonal treats with a family in an idyllic small Category 3 + $450 famous Christmas market. Explore the area onGerman towns. You can try out your German while Category 2 + $675 foot with your guide and then amble through theyour hosts practice their English. BB L D Category 1 + $925 market. If you’ve finished your shopping and would Suite + $1,545 like to see some wonderful art collections, the ship |Day 6 Wertheim, cruising the Main River is within easy walking distance of Museum Mile. See Deck Plan on page 146Featured Excursion: Wertheim walking tour BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner – Port Charges: $140 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.Join your local guide for a walk through the town eb – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy.of Wertheim, where you can look across the Main | Day 8 Depart Frankfurt – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.River to Bavaria before continuing to the Spitzer Disembark the ship and transfer to Frankfurt – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.Turm (Pointed Tower). Built in the 13th century and International Airport for your flight home. CB/BB Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension. ♦ The dates with diamonds denote Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.once a prison for drunkards and feuding women, thetower now leans to one side as a result of 800 years Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Prague Discover Prague, the “City of Spires,” with its eclectic architecture and fascinating history. The city is magical during the holiday season. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person (single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg. uniworld.com | 123
  • 113. European HolidayMarketsNuremberg to Vienna | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theclassy River EmpressAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinnersCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea stationExplore2 countries8 excursions fully hosted by English-speaking localexperts3 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsExperienceCaptivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music,from ‘Stille Nacht’ to ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’”From $ 2,349 per person, cruise only124
  • 114. v in Ri er MaDiscover the delights of the season in Germany and Austria Main-Dan Nuremberg“Welcome, young and old, to my little community of wood and cloth.” These are thewords that open the Nuremberg Christmas Market, spoken by the Christkind. Though ube Canalthe iconic representative of the market is named for the infant Jesus, she—yes, she— Rothis a pretty girl dressed as a crowned angel. All over Germany, the Christkind is a symbolof the holiday’s magic. Deggendorf TheresienthalThis cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful of the holiday marketsin Central Europe. At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls displaying traditional crafts Regensburgthat range from quirky little characters made of fruit and dressed in Bavarian Vilshofencostume to beautifully carved and painted Nativity figures. You’ll also find exquisite Passauornaments and fine contemporary crafts, along with fairy-tale villages decked in holiday GERMANY Dan Wachau Dürnsteinfinery. Sparkling lights illuminate ancient cathedral squares, and the sound of children’s ube Valley Riv erlaughter mingles with carols. Sample Linzer torte in the city where it was invented; seeVienna at its most magical.Celebrate the season in a new way as you rove through old lands, and remember, as the AUSTRIA ViennaChristkind says, “While this market’s splendor is fleeting, the joy it brings is eternal.” Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteWho will enjoy this cruise: Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical Nuremberg to Vienna Vienna to Nurembergwill enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Day Port/City Day Port/CityGermany and Austria, and to find those special gifts for loved ones back home. 1 Nuremberg (embark) 1 Vienna (embark) 2 Nuremberg, Roth 2 Vienna 3 Regensburg 3 Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley 4 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau 4 Linz 5 Linz 5 Passau, Vilshofen (Theresienthal) 6 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein, Vienna 6 Regensburg 7 Vienna 7 Roth, Nuremberg 8 Vienna (disembark), 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport transfer to the airport Cruise Start Dates: December 1, 8, 15* * *On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.Opposite page: Nuremberg, Germany; Above: Vienna, Austria uniworld.com | 125
  • 115. European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days | Day 1 Nuremberg be the 500-year-old Neupfarrkirche and in front of the Arrive at Nuremberg Airport, where you will be transferred classical columns of the former city guardhouse and to the ship. D the Lucrecia craft market. Shop for children’s toys or traditional hand-carved Nativity scenes. | Day 2 Nuremberg, Roth bC You can spend the entire afternoon at the market Featured Excursion: Full-day Nuremberg city tour with or venture off to see a bit more of the town. You may Christmas Market want to visit one of the oldest restaurants in Germany, Discover Nuremberg, a quintessential Medieval German die Historische Wurstküche (the Historic Sausage city, on your panoramic city tour. Your tour takes you Kitchen); it supplied food to the men who built that past the mighty Medieval walls with 80 towers that 12th-century bridge, so it is probably the world’s enclose the historic city center. You will stop at the oldest hot dog stand. The historic quarter not only Kaiserburg and walk through the lively old quarter boasts almost a thousand beautiful old buildings but with its well-preserved traditional half-timbered houses. also many cozy pubs and some great shopping. BB L D The next stop is Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, with over 200 wooden stalls filled with signature toys and | Day 4 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau Ubm glittering gifts. Enjoy the festive atmosphere enhanced Featured Excursions: Exclusive Bavarian Forest by the delicious aromas of gingerbread and glühwein horse-drawn carriage ride with Theresienthal visit, (hot mulled wine). And you won’t want to leave without Passau walking tour with Christmas Market, and buying a special toy—whether for a child or for gingerbread-making and floral-decorating yourself—since Nuremberg has been a toy-making demonstrations center for centuries. BB Captain’s Welcome Gala After enjoying a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride | Day 3 Regensburg u through the Bavarian Forest, you’ll be taken to the world-famous crystal glass manufacturer, Theresienthal, Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour with to see the fine art of handmade crystal glass-making Christmas Market at a workshop. Then it’s on to quaint Passau. Your Lively Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walking tour takes you through the cobblestone streets is home to 2,000 years of history. Your guided walking of Old Town to the New Residence, the Town Hall, and tour explores the Cathedral of St. Peter, with its the Christmas Market located near the magnificent magnificent stained-glass windows; the Town Hall; Baroque cathedral, home of the largest pipe organ in and the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge. Europe. At the Christmas Market, you will have the And what could be more satisfying as you wander the opportunity to see firsthand how gingerbread is made city’s romantic Christmas Market than indulging in and then taste this famous holiday treat. You will local specialties such as dumplings with vanilla sauce? also learn how to make beautiful holiday centerpieces The stalls of the Christmas Market are set up around at a floral-decorating demonstration. BB L D St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Passau, GermanyeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner126
  • 116. |Day 5 Linz of pieces by Mozart and Strauss in a classic Viennese Pay-in-Full SavingsFeatured Excursion: Linz walking tour with concert hall. BB L D SAVE $900 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2Christmas Market | Day 7 Vienna b mu C staterooms.The Danube serves as a dividing line between the Featured Excursion: Vienna city tour with National SAVE $600 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms.modern Linz and its old soul. During your guided Library visit and Christmas Marketwalking tour, view Linz’s Alter Dom, the Old Market, Offer expires March 31, 2013.and the impressive Main Square—one of Austria’s Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems, many of which you’ll see on your panoramic Early Booking Savingsmost attractive closed squares, with its BaroqueTrinity Column. Also, enjoy Linz’s enchanting city tour. Travel the stately Ringstrasse, the broad SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013.Christmas Market, which is filled with everything thoroughfare surrounded by the many imperialfrom Christmas crèches—for which Linz is buildings and monuments that give Vienna its Pricing Per Personfamous—to the ever-popular Linzer torte. BB L D wedding cake-like appearance. You will see St. Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only Stephen’s Cathedral, where Mozart was married, Dec 1* River Empress $2,549 |Day 6 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein, and then visit the State Hall of the AustrianVienna U b c u Dec 8 River Empress $2,449 National Library, said to be the most beautiful Dec 15* River Empress $2,349Featured Excursions: Dürnstein walking tour with library room in the world. You will then have timeexclusive mulled wine tasting and Mozart and to visit Vienna’s largest Christmas Market, which To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:Strauss concert at a Viennese concert hall spreads out before Vienna’s Neo-Gothic City Hall, Category 4 + $190 and explore some of the other charming and unique Category 3 + $450Cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated markets at your leisure. Category 2 + $675Wachau Valley, where the vineyard- and orchard- BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Category 1 + $975covered hills rise steeply above the water. The tiny Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. Suite + $1,545Baroque village of Dürnstein is located in the center If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited See Deck Plan on page 154of the valley. High above the town, you can see the instead.ruins of the 12th-century castle where Richard the – Port Charges: $140 per person eb * On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.Lionheart was held for ransom. Along with the castle,Dürnstein is home to a beautiful Baroque monastery, | Day 8 Depart Vienna – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.16th- through 18th-century townhouses, and old – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. International Airport for your flight home. CB/BB Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.burgher houses—all of which you will see on your Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.guided tour as you enjoy your exclusive mulled winetasting. You will depart Dürnstein later in the dayfor Vienna, where you will enjoy an evening concert Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Prague Discover Prague, the “City of Spires,” with its eclectic architecture and fascinating history. The city is magical during the holiday season. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person (single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg. uniworld.com | 127
  • 117. Parisian WinterHolidayParis to Paris | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thealluring River BaronessAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinnersCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea stationExplore8 excursions fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts1 UNESCO World Heritage SiteServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsExperienceCaptivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “France’s Presidents and theirInfluence on Paris’s Architecture”From $ 2,249 per person, cruise only128
  • 118. English ChannelParis is a dazzling package just waiting to be unwrapped RouenThe “City of Light” glows with extra magic during the holidays. Every town in Franceboasts a Marché de Noël in December, but Paris, naturally, boasts many, eachone typical of its neighborhood. Ramble down the Champs Élysée for your Christmas FRANCEshopping this year, or visit one of the boutiques on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Les AndelysWalk through the Tuileries Gardens and marvel at the spectacular holiday décor of thegreat department stores in the city where they were invented. For a quieter moment, Sediscover the lovely, serene snow scenes of the Impressionists at the Musée d’Orsay. ine RivSample the seasonal treats of Normandy as you peruse the artisan ceramics on display Vernon er Mantes-la-Jolieat the Rouen Marché de Noël, which takes place directly in front the famous cathedral; Auvers-sur-Oiseif you feel like revisiting your childhood, take a spin on the skating rink. Conflans-Sainte-HonorineMedieval cobblestoned squares, the Sun King’s Versailles, sacred music sung in alegendary cathedral—it all adds up to a special gift that’s just for you. Cruise throughthe heart of northern France for the most memorable holiday of all. Versailles ParisWho will enjoy this cruise: Romantics will relish this chance to see Paris dressed up inall her holiday splendor. Art lovers, history buffs, and shoppers will all find special gifts Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage Sitein this winter holiday. Paris to Paris Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Paris (embark) 5 Mantes-la-Jolie (Auvers-sur-Oise), Paris 2 Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Versailles) 6 Paris 3 Rouen 7 Paris 4 Les Andelys, Vernon 8 Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport Cruise Start Dates: December 13, 20, 27 Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.Opposite page: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France; Above: Palace of Versailles, France uniworld.com | 129
  • 119. Parisian Winter Holiday Paris to Paris | 8 Days | Day 1 Paris be In the square outside of magnificent Notre Dame Arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, where you Cathedral, a captivating Christmas Nativity scene will be transferred to the ship. D adds to the enchanting atmosphere of the Marché de Nöel (Christmas Market). The scent of Norman | Day 2 Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Versailles) bC cider and Calvados will fill the air as you peruse the artisan ceramics of Normandy; the classic Nativity Featured Excursion: Full-day Palace of Versailles figures of Provence, called santons; and hundreds The beautiful Palace of Versailles is a famous symbol of other specialty arts and crafts from all over France. of France’s absolute monarchy. It was the official In your free time, you might like to visit the Museum residence of the country’s kings and queens from of Fine Arts, which houses the finest collection of 1682 until the revolution, and as you enter the Hall of Impressionist paintings outside Paris. Later in the Mirrors, you’ll immediately understand why Versailles day, enter the stunning Gothic cathedral to see the established the European standard of palatial opulence. Christmas crèche and let yourself be enchanted by It will take a full day to explore the rich and decadent a choir recital. BB L D world of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. As you step into the Grands Appartements, the king and queen’s | Day 4 Les Andelys, Vernon suite of salons, you will see that the royal décor of each Featured Excursions: Les Andelys village stroll and room is complemented by a masterful ceiling painting, walking tour of Vernon dedicated in theme to the heavenly bodies and their Roman deities. The Queen’s Bedchamber remains just Take an invigorating hike up to the ruins of Château as Marie Antoinette left it in 1789, when she fled the Gaillard, commissioned by Richard the Lionheart, for revolutionaries. The King’s Bedchamber lies in the a wonderful view of the winding Seine in her winter exact center of the palace, while the Royal Chapel, finery. The castle was completed in a little more than where their majesties and attendants attended daily a year by 3,000 workers; its keep was carved out of mass, gleams with its astonishing gilded-brass altar the natural rock, making it one of the most secure and white marble castles of its age. It was besieged and conquered by interior. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala the French king a few years after Richard’s death and largely demolished centuries later by another king of | Day 3 Rouen c England. Yet the ruins are fascinating for what they Featured Excursion: Rouen walking tour with Rouen reveal about Richard’s canny grasp of Medieval warfare. Cathedral choir recital and Christmas Market Back on the ship, you’ll enjoy the traditional winter treat Rouen, one of France’s best-preserved cities, is the of galettes—thin buckwheat crepes—and Normandy’s perfect setting for an enchanting Christmas Market. famous cider. Later in the afternoon, guides will lead Admire the Medieval quarter with its half-timbered, you through the lanes of Vernon, whose historic core slate-tiled roofs, and Gros Horloge, a Renaissance clock looks almost as it did in the 15th century. Admirers tower that arches overhead. The walk ends at Vieux of Monet’s work will recognize the late-Romanesque Marché, where you’ll see a bronze cross that marks the church from several of his paintings; Giverny, Monet’s spot where Joan of Arc was executed by the English. home, is on the opposite bank. BB L D Printemps, Paris, France; Opposite page: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, FranceeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner130
  • 120. |Day 5 Mantes-la-Jolie (Auvers-sur-Oise), Paris b Concorde, so you can do some Christmas shopping Pay-in-Full Savings while enjoying many of the city’s most famousFeatured Excursion: Van Gogh tour landmarks. A shuttle will be available to take you to SAVE $900 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms.Vincent van Gogh spent the last two months of and from the ship. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms.his life in Auvers-sur-Oise. You will follow in hisfootsteps as you walk along the village streets and | Day 7 Paris Ubmu Offer expires March 31, 2013.pause before the town hall, the church, and the Featured Excursions: Exclusive winter scenes at the Early Booking Savingshouses that he immortalized. The home and garden Musée d’Orsay and exclusive Paris, “City of Light,”of Dr. Gachet, who tended the Post-Impressionist SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013. night tour with Christmas Marketmaster, is now a museum and has been restored to Pricing Per Personlook as it did when Van Gogh painted it. You can The Impressionists, who rebelled against the rulesalso see the former inn where he stayed. BB L D of academic painting in the latter half of the 19th Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only century, often chose to paint summer landscapes, Dec 13, 20 River Baroness $2,249A Holiday Gala Dinner will be served on the December 13 but this morning, as you explore the spectacular Dec 27 River Baroness $2,499departure. For the December 20 departure, a Christmas Dinner collection of Impressionist works at the Muséewill be served. For the December 27 departure, a New Year’sDinner will be served. d’Orsay, your guide will point out winter scenes To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: that are just as stunning. Spend the afternoon at Category 2 + $400 |Day 6 Paris buC leisure in the city (a shuttle will be available between Category 1 + $800Featured Excursion: Notre Dame tour with cruise the ship and the Christmas Market); then, following Suite + $1,495and Christmas Markets dinner, take a scenic drive past Paris illumine Paris, See Deck Plan on page 160 or “Paris Lights up Paris,” the delightful holiday – Port Charges: $140 per personExplore the Île de la Cité, which is not just the illuminations created by the city’s most talented – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation.center of Paris but, literally, of France (all distances lighting designers. BB L D – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.are calculated from the isle). The island is home – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. eb Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.to the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame, with its | Day 8 Depart Parisgrimacing gargoyles and impressive sculpted Disembark the ship and transfer to Charles defaçade. After your visit, you’ll climb aboard a boat Gaulle Airport for your flight home. CB/BBfor a look at the heart of Paris from the Seine.In the afternoon, visit some of the delightfulChristmas Markets. The largest of the marketsruns from the Champs Élysées to the Place de la uniworld.com | 131
  • 121. NEW IN 2013EnchantingChristmas &New Year’s CruisePassau to Budapest | 11 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel10-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on themajestic River BeatriceAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinnersCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea stationExplore4 countries17 excursions, including 3 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsExperienceCaptivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music,from ‘Stille Nacht’ to ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’”From $ 3,499 per person, cruise only132
  • 122. i in R Ma Riv elleExperience the enchantment of the holidays on the Danube er MosCelebrate a splendid musical heritage as you listen to the largest organ in Europe fill a Se ineBaroque cathedral with glorious sound. Lift your voice and sing “Silent Night” in the Rivvillage where the beloved Christmas carol was composed, and delight in the music of er Passau erStrauss and Mozart in the city where the composers lived. Riv ine GERMANYSip a cocktail with a princess in the seven-towered Artstetten Castle. Sample the finest Rh Wachau Dürnstein SLOVAKIAof the Wachau Valley’s famous white wines in an exquisite Baroque village. Toast the Linz Grein ValleyNew Year with a gala dinner and dance in a gorgeous ballroom in Budapest, followed by Oberndorf Dan ube Melk Munich Rive Bratislavaa cruise along the glimmering Danube as the city welcomes 2014 by lighting the famous r ViennaChain Bridge, Castle Hill, and the astonishing Parliament building. Salzburg Da n u b e R iv erDiscover the seasonal delicacies of Slovakia in an Art Deco café and the merriment of Rive e Budapest Saôn rtraditional Austrian hospitality in a wine village. See the artistic treasures of Vienna in AUSTRIA18th-century palaces, and talk with contemporary artists and artisans in Budapest. HUNGARYRing out the old year and ring in the new with art, wine, and song as you cruise throughfour nations during this most magical season. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteWho will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to celebrate the New Year in festiveelegance. All lovers of art, music, and merriment. Passau to Budapest Day Port/City Day Port/City 1 Munich, transfer to 6 Vienna Passau (embark) 7 Vienna 2 Passau 8 Bratislava 3 Linz (Salzburg and Oberndorf) 9 Budapest 4 Grein 10 Budapest 5 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein 11 Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport Cruise Start Date: December 23Opposite page: Budapest, Hungary; Above: Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria uniworld.com | 133
  • 123. Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Passau to Budapest | 11 Days | Day 1 Munich, transfer to Passau be | Day 4 Grein Ub Arrive at Munich Airport, where you will be transferred to Featured Excursions: Grein city walk with visit to the the ship docked in Passau. D oldest theater in Austria and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita | Day 2 Passau C von Hohenberg Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour Explore charming Grein, with its 15th-century castle— Situated at the confluence of three rivers, Passau now the home of the Austrian Shipping Museum—and was an important center of trade during the Middle delightful little jewel box theater built in 1791 that Ages. On your walking tour, you will see the treasures retains all of its original features, including a box for of Old Town, including the ornate cathedral built in Napoleon. Later in the day, you are invited to an the Italian Baroque style after a 17th-century fire exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with that nearly destroyed the city. In the evening, after Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the a festive Christmas Eve dinner onboard, walk through royal Habsburgs. BB L D the quiet city to the cathedral for mass and hear the thunder of the largest organ in Europe. | Day 5 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala Ubcu Featured Excursions: Melk Abbey visit with organ | Day 3 Linz (Salzburg and Oberndorf) bfu concert and Dürnstein village walk with exclusive Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg and Oberndorf mulled wine tasting Spend Christmas Day in two Austrian towns famous Melk Abbey has been a center of learning for a for music. Salzburg is not only the birthplace of Mozart, millennium. In the Middle Ages, monks there created Austria’s most famous composer, it is also where favorite numerous manuscripts, and the library was renowned scenes from the beloved movie The Sound of Music throughout Europe. Today the library, with 80,000 were filmed. See the Mirabellgarten, where Maria and books printed before 1800 and innumerable Medieval the children sang “Do-Re-Mi,” and have a festive holiday manuscripts, is housed in a gorgeous Baroque structure lunch at Stiftskeller Saint Peter, a beautiful restaurant along with the abbey church and school. After you tour within the ancient walls of St. Peter’s Abbey. Then head these handsome buildings, you’ll be treated to an organ to Oberndorf, where the most beloved of all Christmas recital in the spectacular church. Then you’ll cruise carols was performed for the first time. Joseph Morh, the through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage village priest, and Franz Xaver Gruber, the choir master cultural landscape, to Dürnstein, a tiny village nestled in nearby Arnsdorf, composed “Silent Night” for a against towering cliffs, where you’ll have a chance Christmas Eve service in 1818. Visit the chapel and see to taste some of the valley’s legendary white wines. the little museum dedicated to the history of the carol. BB L D BB L D St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, AustriaeEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner134
  • 124. |Day 6 Vienna bcu Austria and the Ottoman Turks. Today the city is Pay-in-Full Savings a thriving commercial center with a village-likeFeatured Excursions: Vienna city tour and Mozart atmosphere. See such gems of history as the rebuilt SAVE $1,200 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2and Strauss concert at a Viennese concert hall castle where the Habsburgs ruled; Mirbach Palace, staterooms.Vienna is a treasure trove of gems, including St. a Rococo jewel built for a wealthy brewer that is SAVE $800 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms.Stephen’s Cathedral—the most beloved architectural now a museum; and the Primatial Palace, thewonder in all of Vienna—and the stately Ringstrasse, 18th-century archbishop’s residence, before you Offer expires March 31, 2013.the broad thoroughfare surrounded by many imperial explore the downtown area on your own. You’ll find Early Booking Savingsbuildings. After your panoramic tour, a walk through that it’s simultaneously accessible, easy-going,downtown will show you the Vienna Viennese love, picturesque, and fun to visit. BB L D SAVE $400 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013.including Kohlmarkt and Graben streets, with theirfashionable shops, luxury grocers, sausage stands, | Day 9 Budapest yUbfcu Pricing Per Personand cafés. The afternoon is yours to discover Vienna Featured Excursions: Budapest city tour and choice Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Onlyon your own. Shuttles will take you to and from the of Budapest Opera House tour OR underground Dec 23 River Beatrice $3,499ship. In the evening, hear the music of Mozart and hospital tour, and exclusive New Year’s gala dinnerStrauss in one of Vienna’s famous concert halls. and dance To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:BB L D Category 4 + $275 Your panoramic city tour features the famous y b mc f Category 3 + $700 |Day 7 Vienna 19th-century Chain Bridge, the Great Synagogue, Category 2 + $850 the Hungarian National Museum, the UNESCO-Featured Excursions: Choice of Belvedere Palace OR Category 1 + $1,150 designated Castle Hill district, and St. Stephen’sLiechtenstein Palace, and typical Austrian dinner at Suite + $1,895 Basilica. Then choose to get a closer look at eithera traditional restau