Enchanting Danube & Munich with Uniworld - Best Offer Ever

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Enchanting Danube & Munich with Uniworld - Best Offer Ever

The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement & historical events. This perfectly composed journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of four equally beguiling countries—ideal for first-time river cruisers as well as seasoned travellers seeking to experience yet another dimension of these much-loved destinations.
Cruise Operator: Uniworld Cruise - Trafalgar Tours

FROM:R35 630


Package Information
DETAILS
Starting fromR35 630
Package ValiditySet departure date: 16 MAR 2018.  *** Book & pay immediately & SAVE 30%, discount already included in the price ***
Duration9 nights
DestinationGermany, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary
Starts inMunich
Ends inBudapest

Description

- All transfers on arrival & departure days
- 7 nights cruise in a riverview stateroom on-board the S.S. Maria Theresa
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Munich
- All dining & unlimited beverages on-board including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee & tea & bottled water
- Captains Welcome &  Farewell Receptions
- Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinners
- 9 excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options
- Assistance of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- On-board local entertainment
- Port charges

 

** This cruise operates on varies dates between MAR 2018 - AUG 2018. Please enquire with you Travel Agent regarding prices for other dates **

 

Day 1

Munich

Arrive at Munich Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2

Munich

Munich is often called the most livable and lovable city in Germany, and the Bavarian capital definitely lives up to the hype. This economic powerhouse also has a village-like quaintness that makes it a delight to explore.

Featured Excursion:
Bike Tour through Munich

Choice of Exclusive Do as the Locals Do Munich walking tour or Munich city tour

Day 3

Munich, Transfer to Passau (Embark)

Featured Excursion:
Secret Tunnels & BMWs
Choice of BMW World
BMW World

You’ll have a fascinating guided tour of the company, brand, product history and collections of BMW World, housed in a huge futuristic structure that is itself worth a trip.  About 125 of the brand’s most valuable and rare automobiles, motorcycles and engines are on display.

Day 4

Passau, Cruising the Danube River

Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one, as three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame—Europe’s largest pipe organ—or “Let's Go” with an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride.Three rivers meet in Passau—the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube—and three nations almost meet: Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Its central location made it a trade hub for centuries, and with trade came wealth that endowed the town with many beautiful buildings. Spend some time exploring the town itself or get out and about along the Inn or the Ilz with a bike ride or a hike.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Passau walking discovery tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or Exclusive guided Let's Go bicycle ride along the Inn River or Exclusive guided Let's Go hike along the Ilz River

Day 5

Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

Salzburg or Linz? Both are equally tantalizing. Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland; Linz may be best known for its famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a hotbed for the arts. See the sights with a local expert, or go behind-the-scenes at the Linz opera house and taste cider at an apple and pear orchard. Austria’s third-largest city, Linz boasts a long history of trading (especially in salt) and textile manufacturing—not to mention steel—but these days it is perhaps best known for its lively arts and music scene. It is also your gateway to Salzburg.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Full-day Salzburg or Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit

Day 6

Melk, Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

Dürnstein is one of our favorite towns along the Danube, a lovely place to wander cobblestone lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). You can also opt for a tasting at Austria’s oldest winery or learn all about the world’s costliest spice from the Wachau Valley’s only saffron grower. Later, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library. You’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley today. Over the eons, the Danube cut a gorge through the foothills of the Bohemian Mountains, resulting in a 19-mile (30-kilometer) stretch of riverine scenery so beautiful, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Landscape. Castle ruins dominate hilltops; baroque church towers appear on the river banks, marking historic villages and splendid abbeys; and vineyards and apricot orchards cling to the rocky slopes. Some of Austria’s finest white wines are produced from grapes ripening on the dry-stone terraces above the river, where grapes have been grown for 2,000 years. You have two ports of call in the incredibly scenic valley, Dürnstein and Melk, and an assortment of delightful ways to explore this lovely region.

Featured Excursion:
Melk Abbey with library visit
Choice of Dürnstein “Village Day” with exclusive Nikolaihof wine estate visit and tasting or Exclusive saffron workshop with village stroll

Day 7

Vienna

Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the City of Waltzes with your choice of tours, as well as VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art—you’ll have an opportunity to view it in complete privacy, an extra special treat reserved solely for Uniworld guests. How to cap off a perfect Viennese day? An evening concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. The grand dame of the Danube, Vienna was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and remains, to this day, the political and cultural center of Austria. Klimt painted here; Beethoven and Mozart composed here; Freud developed his theories here. It’s a treasure trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art collections and inviting cafés—and it’s yours to enjoy.

Featured Excursions:
Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at Vienna Art History Museum
Exclusive Mozart & Strauss concert at Viennese palace
Choice of Vienna city tour or Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour


Day 8

Vienna, Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery and intrigue, and its small capital city has an unexpectedly colorful history. Learn more about Bratislava’s past from a local expert, then check out the whimsical street art and sample some only-in-Slovakia treats.Your ship sets sail from Vienna and heads for Budapest today. You may opt to relax onboard all day, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and taking in the scenery as the ship wends its way along the Danube Bend, which is lined with scenic towns—among them are the oldest settlements in the country—nestled at the foot of lovely wooded hills. On the other hand, the ship stops in Bratislava for those who wish to visit the capital of Slovakia. Although it’s not a large city, Bratislava has played a leading role in the politics and culture of the region for many centuries, and it is well worth a visit.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Bratislava walking discovery tour

Day 9

Budapest

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has its own distinctive character and charm. Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of tours—see it on four wheels, two wheels or your own two feet. Budapest is an enchanting city that presents a vibrant mix of East and West, medieval and modern. Made up of two parts that were at one time two separate towns—Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—the city, divided by the Danube, is a design-lover’s paradise. You have a variety of ways to experience the city: Take a panoramic guided tour aboard a motorcoach, sample the Budapest that locals love on a walking tour, or discover the city’s beautiful parks and gardens via bicycle with an expert local guide.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Budapest city tour or Exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Budapest walking tour or Exclusive guided "Let's Go" Budapest bicycle tour

Day 10

Budapest (Disembark)
Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Budapest.

 

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