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2015

EUROPE & RUSSIA Boutique River Cruises

Uniworld’s Truly All-Inclusive LUXURY BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES IN EUROPE The world’s only authentic boutique cruise line, offering one-of-a-kind luxurious ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests The highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry with awardwinning service from the best, most engaging, and most experienced English-speaking staff on the rivers The most elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites afloat— many with French balconies—offering exclusive signature touches, including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England, an array of pillow options, instateroom infotainment center, and gleaming marble bathrooms stocked with robes, slippers, and L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products All gratuities onboard and onshore for your convenience and comfort All scheduled airport transfers Unlimited beverages onboard, including an extensive selection of distinctive wines; craft and regional beers; spirits; cocktails; soft drinks; juices; cappuccinos, lattes, espresso, and French-press coffee; fine teas; and mineral water All meals onboard, impeccably prepared by our chefs using the finest and freshest ingredients sourced from farmers’ markets and other local suppliers A variety of onboard dining options and special culinary experiences with open seating and a casual-elegance dress code More European itineraries and choices than any other river cruise line, all designed to delve deeply into each locale with onshore excursions and onboard cultural enrichment programs and entertainment Expertly planned shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with options to personalize, including Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Do as the Locals Do, Village Day, and Gentle Walking programs and a host of exclusive experiences designed for Uniworld guests only (please see pages 18 – 21 for what makes Uniworld excursions extra special) Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard, so you stay connected Well-equipped fitness center with exercise classes onboard and use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment Note: Beverage and gratuity policies, along with ship amenities, vary in Russia. Please see page 193 for more information.

River Royale Claret Room

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The Uniworld Experience Why the road best traveled is a river . . . The Uniworld Advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . Uniworld's Six-Star Experience . . . . . . . A place to dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No request too large, no detail too small A culinary journey for all the senses . . . . The art of fine dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Become part of the journey . . . . . . . . . . Inspiring travel your way . . . . . . . . . . . . Indulge your wanderlust . . . . . . . . . . . . The world at your fingertips. . . . . . . . . . Connect with us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uniworld’s River Heritage Club . . . . . . . TreadRight Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . The great rivers of Europe and Russia . . THE UNIWORLD COLLECTION OF BOUTIQUE SHIPS NEW S.S. Maria Theresa S.S. Catherine . . . . . . . . S.S. Antoinette . . . . . . . River Beatrice . . . . . . . . River Queen . . . . . . . . . River Royale . . . . . . . . . River Countess . . . . . . . River Duchess . . . . . . . . River Empress . . . . . . . . River Princess . . . . . . . . River Ambassador . . . . River Baroness . . . . . . . Queen Isabel . . . . . . . . . River Victoria . . . . . . . .

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2015 Boutique River Cruise Itineraries THE RHINE, MOSELLE, MAIN & DANUBE RIVERS

European Jewels 30

PORTUGAL & SPAIN’S DOURO RIVER

Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, THE NETHERLANDS

Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS

NEW Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time Brussels to Amsterdam | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

AUSTRIA, BULGARIA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, SERBIA

Castles along the Rhine

AUSTRIA, BULGARIA, CROATIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, THE NETHERLANDS, ROMANIA, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA, TURKEY

Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 FRANCE, GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND

Rhine Discovery & Prague Prague to Basel | 10 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 CZECH REPUBLIC, FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND

Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 FRANCE, GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG, THE NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND

Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

PORTUGAL, SPAIN

Prague to Bucharest | 19 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Grand European River Voyage

Vienna to Prague | 10 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY

Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice to Venice | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 16 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 AUSTRIA, BULGARIA, CROATIA, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA, TURKEY

Grand European Discovery Basel to Vienna | 15 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 AUSTRIA, FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND

European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 AUSTRIA, GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS

HOLIDAY SEASON CRUISES

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Basel to Cologne | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND

Venice to Rome | 13 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 ITALY

Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

FRANCE’S SEINE, RHÔNE, SAÔNE, GARONNE, GIRONDE & DORDOGNE RIVERS

AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA

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Paris & Normandy FRANCE

BULGARIA, CROATIA, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, SERBIA

RUSSIA

Rhine Holiday Markets

Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome

Budapest to Prague | 10 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Budapest to Bucharest | 10 Days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Moscow to St. Petersburg | 13 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

ITALY

Paris to Paris | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

NEW Eastern Europe Explorer

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Imperial Waterways of Russia 86

NEW Delightful Danube & Prague AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, HUNGARY

PORTUGAL, SPAIN

RUSSIA’S VOLGA, NEVA & SVIR RIVERS

AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA

Danube Discovery & Prague

NEW Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River Lisbon to Madrid | 13 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Amsterdam to Istanbul | 29 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

ITALY’S PO RIVER & THE VENICE LAGOON

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto | 11 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

NEW Grand European Explorer

BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS

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Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux

Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 GERMANY

European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 AUSTRIA, GERMANY

Bordeaux to Bordeaux | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 FRANCE

Burgundy & Provence

Parisian Holiday Paris to Paris | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 FRANCE

Avignon to Lyon | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 FRANCE

A Portrait of Majestic France

Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Passau to Budapest | 11 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA

Paris to Bordeaux | 15 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 FRANCE

Grand France

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY

Paris to Avignon | 15 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 FRANCE

NEW Ultimate France Paris to Lyon | 22 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 FRANCE

COVER: S.S. Catherine in Tain-l’Hermitage, France ◀ S.S. Catherine two-story lobby

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Why the road best traveled is a river EFFORTLESS, LUXURIOUS, ALL-INCLUSIVE EUROPEAN TRAVEL

A stately castle appears across the water and suddenly your day-to-day concerns and responsibilities seem very far away. Now, you’re in another world—a world where the scenery of charming hillside villages and Old World cities changes day after day; where you’ll unpack once; sleep on heavenly handcrafted beds draped in the finest linens; dine on a parade of culinary delights, including regional specialties and good old-fashioned comfort foods; and find your every need unabashedly pampered. River cruising is without a doubt the most relaxing, elegant, and sophisticated way to travel. Come discover why many agree that “the road best traveled is a river” and why “it is best traveled with Uniworld.” INTIMATE AMBIANCE

On a Uniworld boutique river cruise, we won’t just take you from here to there—we’ll take you away. Each one-of-akind Uniworld ship is uniquely designed and decorated for your maximum comfort, with plenty of public spaces for socializing and connecting with your fellow travelers, your staff, and your surroundings. With an average capacity of just 130 guests, Uniworld ships provide an intimate ambiance, ensuring you’ll be unencumbered by crowds should you like to find a handsome nook or alcove for some quiet reading or river-gazing. With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, the attention and personal touch provided on a Uniworld ship is unmatched. From the moment you step onboard your luxury ship (and find your luggage whisked to your stateroom), you’ll feel confident knowing you will always be treated to gracious and attentive hospitality.

CONVENIENCE ABOUNDS

Your river cruise offers easygoing comfort and convenient access to the sights of Europe and Russia— from charming squares to magnificent cathedrals and bustling marketplaces. Dock in the heart of great capitals and fairytale villages that are unreachable by ocean ships. There’s no waiting in long lines to get on or off the ship; no need to tender into ports. You’ll always be treated to included excursions with “Choice Is Yours” options to personalize your travel experience even more. UNIWORLD—THE PREFERRED CHOICE FOR LUXURY RIVER CRUISING

Let these peaceful waterways be your pathway for the journey of a lifetime. And when you travel with Uniworld, the pioneer in luxury river cruising, you can be assured your experience will be everything it should be and more. We look forward to welcoming you aboard. EXPERIENCE THE LUXURY OF UNIWORLD NOW

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“OUR ENTIRE EXPERIENCE WAS TRULY EXCEPTIONAL! THE STAFF ARE WONDERFUL, MEALS WERE MARVELOUS, SHORE EXCURSIONS WERE VERY MEMORABLE. THANKS! WE WILL CRUISE AGAIN WITH UNIWORLD.” - David and Susan Shope, April 20, 2014 “Burgundy & Provence”

Enjoying the scenery in the lounge ▶ Top to bottom: S.S. Antoinette suite; S.S. Catherine Bar du Leopard and swimming pool UNIWORLD.COM

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The Uniworld Advantage TRULY ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVER CRUISING

The River A highway to discovery.

Your Ship A floating luxury boutique hotel with all the comforts and conveniences of home.

You Completely at ease, because everything is included in your cruise fare. All you need to do is relax, unwind, and leave the rest to us.

With truly all-inclusive river cruising, you’ll be treated to the ultimate stress-free, luxury cruise experience in Europe. This is our commitment to you, our valued guest, and we would have it no other way.

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AWARD-WINNING SHIPS

UNLIMITED BEVERAGES ONBOARD

ONBOARD AMENITIES AND CONVENIENCES

Five of Uniworld’s luxury boutique ships were named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 “Top 40 River Cruise Ships,” and seven Uniworld ships were named to Travel + Leisure’s 2013 “Top 20 River Cruise Ships,” with the River Countess ranking #1 of ALL cruise ships, river and ocean, in the world.

Savor distinctive wines; craft and regional beers; spirits; cocktails; soft drinks; juices; cappuccinos, lattes, espresso, and French-press coffee; a collection of fine teas; and mineral water, anytime, anywhere.

Enjoy a bevy of complimentary amenities, including Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard, an in-stateroom infotainment center, a well-equipped fitness center, and complimentary bicycles and Nordic walking sticks.

ALL MEALS ONBOARD

ALL SCHEDULED AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Delight in the wonderful flavors of impeccably prepared meals by our culinary team using the freshest ingredients from farmers’ markets and other local sources.

Be greeted by a welcoming smile and bid a warm good-bye at the airport, as all scheduled transfers on arrival and departure days are included.

ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT

GRATUITIES ALWAYS INCLUDED

Cultural and art historians share their knowledge of the region with our onboard Signature Lectures, while local artists and musicians provide captivating entertainment, so you’ll gain a greater understanding of—and appreciation for—each place you visit.

Your luxurious river cruise is designed to be hassle-free and truly all-inclusive, which is why all gratuities for onboard and onshore services are always included.

FULLY HOSTED SHORE EXCURSIONS

With Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Gentle Walking, Do as the Locals Do, and Village Day programs to choose from—all guided by the most dedicated and passionate Cruise Managers and knowledgeable local experts—your onshore experience will be both rewarding and tailor-made for you. And with portable audio-headset systems on all shore excursions, you can always enjoy clear commentary from your guides.

In-suite coffee and dessert

Note: Beverage and gratuity policies, along with ship amenities, vary in Russia. Please see page 193 for more information.

Clockwise from top-left: River Countess lobby; River Royale Blue Fox Café lunch buffet; S.S. Catherine suite UNIWORLD.COM

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Uniworld’s Six-Star Experience

EXPERTISE

SERVICE

LUXURIOUS SHIPS, UNIQUELY DESIGNED

Unlike many other river cruise lines who use thirdparties to cater their onboard operations, Uniworld handles ALL aspects of our onboard operations— hospitality, culinary, and nautical. And with the synergy we share with our sister company, Red Carnation Hotels—founded by Mrs. Beatrice Tollman (pictured above with Uniworld’s Corporate Pastry Chef, Delio Vargas)—we have created the world’s only floating luxury boutique hotels.

With an average capacity of just 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio of all river cruise lines, we are able to build long-lasting relationships with our guests, which is the core of our business. “No request too large, no detail too small” is the credo by which we live, and we never tire of going above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience.

Each one-of-a-kind, exquisitely appointed Uniworld ship is a work of art designed to be as unique as our guests and as inspiring as the destinations you visit. Old-world elegance and sophistication blend in perfect harmony with modern luxuries, so you’ll feel totally at home as your intimate ship transports you from one exciting and historic destination to the next.

“World's Best Cruise Line” Platinum Circle Member Condé Nast Traveler

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5 Europe ships in the “Top 40 River Cruise Ships” Condé Nast Traveler

“Best Luxury River Cruise Line” Cruise International

Readers’ Choice Award S.S. Antoinette Travel Weekly

“World’s Best River Cruises” Travel + Leisure

OUR SIX-STAR EXPERIENCE REPRESENTS OUR CORE VALUE: DELIVERING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN LUXURY RIVER CRUISING.

CULINARY

CHOICE

TRULY ALL-INCLUSIVE

We’ve crafted a culinary program for the most discerning of palates by using only the finest and freshest ingredients sourced from farmers’ markets and other local suppliers to guarantee that meals burst with flavor and goodness. And with every meal onboard in Europe, be treated to a rich selection of complimentary craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers.

To match the uniqueness of our ships and service, we have created an innovative onshore program tailored to be more individualized. With fully hosted “Choice Is Yours,” “Go Active,” and “Gentle Walking” programs, along with more authentic experiences to embrace the local cultures, you’ll be treated to a 360-degree perspective of the places you visit.

Uniworld’s truly all-inclusive Europe boutique river cruises combine uncompromising luxury with remarkable value. With more European itineraries and choices than any other river cruise line and everything included in your European boutique river cruise, all you need to do is pick your cruise and let us take care of all the details.

“World’s Best River Ships” River Countess Travel + Leisure

“World’s Best River Cruising for Families” Travel + Leisure

“World’s Best Service” Travel + Leisure

“Best Onboard Dining” TravelAge West

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A place to dream

SAILING WITH UNIWORLD IS TRULY THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE WORLD. WE’VE CRAFTED THE ULTIMATE RESTFUL RETREAT FOR OUR MOST IMPORTANT GUEST: YOU.

A STUNNING SANCTUARY

THE “SUITE” LIFE

Your Uniworld stateroom is a chic yet cozy cocoon— ideally designed for a daytime catnap and full-night’s rest alike. Your bed is handcrafted by Savoir® of England—bed-makers to the world’s finest hotels, including London’s legendary Savoy Hotel. Your bed is dressed in divine linens of the highest quality and topped with a fluffy duvet—and you always have your choice of pillow options to ensure the most restful sleep. Your bathroom is adorned in gleaming floor-to-ceiling marble. We’ve even added special touches, such as backlit magnifying mirrors. Daily housekeeping keeps things tidy, and evening turndown service always features a scrumptious surprise. And at sunset, your French balcony provides the perfect vantage point from which to watch the tranquil waters transform into molten gold.

Guests staying in suites onboard the stately new S.S. Maria Theresa, striking S.S. Catherine, exquisite S.S. Antoinette, and majestic River Beatrice will be treated to in-suite butler service provided by a staff trained under the tutelage of Zita Langenstein of England’s Ivor Spencer Butler School; you will find you are in capable hands, as our butlers are trained to the same level of skill as those who serve in the finest royal houses in Europe, including Buckingham Palace.

PERFECTION DOWN TO THE LAST DETAIL

Each Uniworld ship combines old-world elegance with a fierce devotion to modern conveniences. Nowhere is our commitment to your comfort more evident than in your perfectly appointed stateroom, which includes: Marble bathrooms stocked with L’Occitane en Provence products, plush towels, comfy robes, and slippers Built-in closets and vanities, individual climate control, and an in-room safe Flatscreen television with infotainment center featuring music, movies, and satellite channels

Suites on all Uniworld-owned ships feature extra-special amenities, including: Complimentary laundry service; shoe shine; in-room breakfast; daily fresh fruit plate; home-made treats; a Nespresso coffee machine; and refrigerator stocked with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages Complimentary in-suite well-being treatment, including choice of massage* Complimentary personal trainer services For truly once-in-a-lifetime-style pampering, book the Owner’s Suite on the River Beatrice or the Royal Suite on the S.S. Antoinette, S.S. Catherine, or new S.S. Maria Theresa. These expansive super-suites are the most lavish on the rivers. Note: Amenities in Russia and Portugal may vary. *One complimentary well-being treatment per person staying in suites, excluding Portugal and Russia.

Complimentary mineral water (replenished daily), along with your own personal water bottle to take with you on shore excursions

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Top to bottom: In-suite breakfast; Butler service ▶ S.S. Catherine suite

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No request too large, no detail too small TRUE LUXURY IS FELT AS WELL AS SEEN

With the highest staff-to-guest ratio of all river cruise lines and an average capacity of just 130 guests, we treat you to the very finest hospitality on the rivers (as many of the world’s most prestigious travel experts will attest). Each member of our dedicated and highly trained staff embraces our philosophy of “no request too large, no detail too small” and embodies a home-away-from-home approach to not only meeting your expectations but exceeding them. “I WANTED TO PERSONALLY WRITE TO YOU AND LET YOU KNOW THAT THE STAFF ON THE RIVER EMPRESS DID INDEED SURPASS ALL EXPECTATIONS THAT I HAD. THE TRIP WAS TRULY A FIRST-CLASS EXPERIENCE ALL THE WAY AROUND BECAUSE OF THE HIGHLY TRAINED, EXCELLENT STAFF ONBOARD.” - Kraig J. Lofquist, April 12, 2014 “Tulips & Windmills”

WELCOMING WARMTH

We make our guests feel welcome in myriad ways, the most important of which is by getting to know you and being aware of your personal preferences. Onboard your Uniworld ship, you can expect your server to remember that you like your eggs prepared “sunny-side up” with crispy bacon at breakfast and the bartender to know you prefer your favorite drink with that little extra twist. Don’t be surprised to find the Captain stopping by your dinner table to continue the conversation you began the day before, or our staff remembering you like jasmine tea during the afternoon in your suite. Such kind attention lets you know how much we value you and how dedicated we are to providing exactly what you desire, exactly when you desire it.

On a Uniworld boutique river cruise ship, you will travel to each destination in a manner of unequaled style and comfort. At every turn, you’ll be reminded of what makes Uniworld matchless and memorable. A PROUD AND RICH TRADITION OF SERVICE

Uniworld is a proud member of The Travel Corporation, a family-owned and passionately run business for over four generations and nine decades. Every one of its 25 fine brands is cared for and managed by some of the most experienced, qualified, and zealously committed people in the travel industry. We have always treated our staff members as part of the family, and our guests are our most treasured reason for being in business. To provide truly exceptional and personalized hospitality, we hire and retain the very best professionals in the industry and provide them with continuous training. You will find that every member of our team has a “Yes, I can” attitude and takes pleasure in going above and beyond your expectations. Visit TheTravelCorporation.com for more information.

You can expect all those things and more when you join us on a Uniworld cruise. Here, “professionally trained” is not just a phrase, but a philosophy. Your Englishspeaking crew takes pride in seeing you smile. You’ll feel their genuine warmth and sincerity. And for a few precious days, the world will revolve around you—and we would have it no other way.

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Top to bottom: Uniworld captain and crew; A warm welcome and refreshing towel after an excursion ▶ In-suite service

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A culinary journey for all the senses VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

A VARIETY OF DINING VENUES AND EXPERIENCES

We recognize that everyone has his or her own idea of what makes a great meal, and we have created a culinary program for even the most discerning of palates. We ensure that every guest’s dining experience exceeds his or her expectations, no matter what their tastes may be. You can count on the finest quality foods, prepared with the greatest care, tradition, and attention. Our menus are designed to offer a variety of choices. They change every day and reflect the appropriate season and region of your itinerary. Highlights include:

Whether you are an early riser or prefer to sleep in, enjoy a big lunch or something light to eat, we have arranged a variety of dining options, including:

 Local, regional, and seasonal specialties with a traditional flair: We feature authentic cuisine cooked to order. In Italy, for example, indulge in prosciutto di Parma pizza and Ossobuco Milanese; while in Austria, enjoy Wiener Schnitzel; and while traveling in France, savor fresh oysters.  Signature Dishes: Wholesome comfort food is designed to soothe your soul and warm your heart. Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, Founder and President of Red Carnation Hotels, regularly shares her culinary passion with our Global Master Chef. Be treated to a selection of these Signature Dishes, including Bea’s Chicken Soup, Shrimp Stroganoff, Sesame Fried Chicken, and the most delicious cheesecake, all of which are certain to make you feel good inside.

 Early-riser breakfast  Light-lunch dining in the main lounge, Sky Lounge, or on the Sun Deck, weather permitting  Afternoon tea in the main lounge  Al fresco dining in the Sky Lounge or on the Sun Deck, weather permitting  “All-Day” Bistro Menu You’ll also be treated to a host of memorable experiences, including:  Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions  Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

 Traveling Lite: For those guests who would like a meal that is rich in flavor but not in calories, we have designed a Traveling Lite menu. We also offer a host of vegetarian options.

Visit uniworld.com for a selection of sample menus from each of our itineraries.

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Cocktail; Bea’s Chicken Soup (inset)  ▶ Clockwise from top-left: Delectable dessert selection; Salad-bar preparation; In-suite breakfast; Onboard lunch buffet

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The art of fine dining Amidst lively conversation, wine is poured and beautifully plated offerings are delivered with solicitous care. With a savoring bite and a sip of something divine, a simple moment becomes a memory full of exquisite sensations.

UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY

From sunrise to sunset and into the night, you’ll find a never-ending procession of culinary delights. Using the finest and freshest ingredients, Uniworld chefs create meals bursting with flavor. And because our ingredients are sustainably produced and locally sourced, you’ll know that the taste isn’t the only good thing about your meal. A PARADE OF CULINARY DELIGHTS

For breakfast and lunch, be treated to bountiful buffets with something new every day. For breakfast, indulge in crisp Belgian waffles or fluffy pancakes topped with warm maple syrup; fresh-baked artisan breads, croissants, and pastries accompanied by local jams and preserves; made-to-order eggs with your choice of bacon and sausage; hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit; a variety of cereals and yogurts; and a wide selection of juices, fine teas, French-pressed coffee, and champagne. “THE MENUS AND PRESENTATION WERE SIMPLY TOP NOTCH. THE CUISINE COMPETES WITH THE FINEST OF ANY SHORE RESTAURANT.” - Ed and Gail Tucker, April 13, 2014 “Burgundy & Provence”

At lunch, take your pick from an assortment of fresh salads (or build your own with an array of locally sourced, seasonal vegetables); homemade soups; carved-toorder roasts; a hot pasta bar; assorted sandwiches; and delectable desserts, such as homemade ice cream with tantalizing toppings. If you prefer relaxing on the Sun Deck during lunch, you can choose from options that include salads, delicious antipasti, grilled meats and vegetables, and handmade pizza.

CAP OFF YOUR DAY IN THE PERFECT WAY

The last streaks of sunset still paint the sky as you make your way toward your ship’s intimate, flawlessly decorated restaurant. The maître d’ greets you by name with a warm, welcoming smile, and your attentive and engaging culinary team stands ready to satisfy your dining desires. With a casual-elegance dress code and open seating, you can sit where and with whom you wish. We have created the perfect relaxed setting for your dining pleasure. Dinner offers several courses with a choice of appetizers, soups, and salads, followed by an entrée of prime-cut meats, sustainably sourced seafood, and vegetarian dishes, all of which are perfectly paired with tasty side dishes. If on occasion our selection is not to your liking, we gladly offer steak, farmhouse free-range chicken breast, fillet of Norwegian salmon, and a variety of side dishes, including baked potatoes, French fries, green salads, and seasonal vegetables. Conclude your meal with a wide range of decadent desserts that may include Honeycomb Ice Cream, Valrhona Guanaja Chocolate Delight, or an individual Baked Alaska. You can also enjoy delicious artisanal cheeses from the areas of your itinerary, such as Holland’s farmhouse Gouda, France’s Brie, or Italy’s Bocconcini, accompanied by fresh and dried fruits. Throughout your meal, savor a variety of carefully chosen distinctive wines from various regions of your itinerary, as well as craft and local beers, chosen by acclaimed sommeliers. Note: Beverage program varies in Russia. Please see page 193 for more information on the beverage policy.

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Become part of the journey JOURNEY INTO THE HEART AND SOUL OF EACH DESTINATION

COME ONE, COME ALL

We believe travel can be a truly transformative experience, and we are committed to providing you with itineraries that foster a deeper understanding of the heart and soul of each region and its people. Whether you’re traveling as a couple, in a group, or on your own, Uniworld offers something for everyone.

Care to travel solo, or gather with a group of friends? Wish to share the magic of travel with the special young people in your life on a European river cruise? Whatever your travel preference may be, Uniworld provides you with the perfect opportunity.

MORE ITINERARIES AND MORE CHOICES THAN ANY OTHER RIVER CRUISE LINE

Uniworld offers 33 unique Europe and Russia itineraries designed to delve deeply into the art, architecture, music, history, and cuisine of each locale. From onboard luxury and entertainment to enlightening excursions and experiences onshore, everything fits together like an exquisite puzzle, creating an unforgettable and immersive journey. WITH THE WORLD AS YOUR CLASSROOM

As you travel to each destination, you’ll engage with the local culture in truly enlightening ways. All Uniworld excursions are fully hosted by English-speaking local experts and the most dedicated and experienced Cruise Managers, guides who are like professors of world history and culture, with the world as their classroom. And you’ll always enjoy the convenience of a state-of-the-art Quietvox audio-headset system designed to enhance the quality of your onshore excursions.

Solo Travelers: Uniworld recognizes that freedom and flexibility are only two of the many benefits solo travelers can enjoy. Therefore, we have waived or reduced our single supplement on a number of our European itineraries and dates for those who wish to travel on their own. Group Travel: Are you a member of a club or society with special interests, or simply wish to have a reunion with some close friends? A Uniworld boutique river cruise provides the ideal setting for a variety of group get-togethers with endless possibilities. Multigenerational Family Travel: With our Travel + Leisure award-winning multigenerational family-friendly cruises, you can share the gift of enlightening travel with the special young people in your life. We have created family cruises with special pricing and planned them around summer and winter vacation dates. Special family-friendly itineraries are: Paris & Normandy | July 5 and August 2 Castles along the Rhine | July 8 and July 15 Classic Christmas Markets | December 13

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Inspiring travel your way

FREEDOM OF CHOICE AND FLEXIBILITY

GET READY TO “GO ACTIVE”

GO AHEAD—TAKE IT EASY

Our included excursions offer you a variety of choices designed to introduce you to Europe’s most memorable attractions. But what if you’ve already explored many of these popular attractions? With our “Choice Is Yours” options, we provide alternative sites of exploration guaranteed to please even the most experienced traveler. From Vienna to Amsterdam, and Paris to Avignon, you’ll be treated to options that help you personalize your experience even more.

In select locations, join us on our guided “Go Active” hiking and biking excursions led by local naturalists or sports guides. They provide the perfect way to stay fit, all while learning about local history, flora, and fauna. Care to explore the great outdoors on your own? Then take one of our complimentary bicycles out for a spin. Prefer to stay onboard to exercise? We offer a well-equipped fitness center and yoga classes.

Along the rivers, life moves at a slower pace. We took that lifestyle to heart when we created our guided “Gentle Walking” excursions. They offer the chance to explore at a more relaxed pace should you wish for time to linger, to poke your head in a few more charming shops, or to meditate on a beautiful painting. And if you simply wish to relax onboard, pamper yourself in our Serenity River Spa™.

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CUSTOMIZABLE ONSHORE EXCURSIONS ARE JUST ANOTHER LUXURY THAT COMES STANDARD WITH UNIWORLD.

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

EXCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS

SAVOR THE FLAVORS OF THE REGIONS

To get a deeper understanding of the heart and soul of a region and its people, we created our exclusive guided “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs. “Do as the Locals Do” provides authentic encounters offering guests the chance to walk in the shoes of local citizens, uncover locals’ favorite places to meet, and taste beloved regional food. Our exclusive “Village Day” program provides a similar up-close look at rural European and Russian towns, with visits to local homes and workshops.

Enjoy unforgettable “sounds of music” by Elisabeth von Trapp, the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music), on select departures May through September along the Danube. Be entertained by modern-day nobility at an exclusive cocktail reception hosted by a real-life princess at Austria’s Artstetten Castle. Or be treated to a special evening opening— without the crowds—of Venice’s historic St. Mark’s Basilica. These are just a sample of the “Exclusive Excursions” you’ll experience with Uniworld.

On every Uniworld cruise, you’ll be treated to a variety of culinary delights, so you can savor the wonderful flavors of the regions you visit. Highlights include: saffron truffles made by the only saffron grower in Austria; delicious Wachau Valley Rieslings from the oldest winery in Austria, the Nikolaihof estate (which recently received the highest possible score—100 points—from prestigious wine reviewer Robert Parker for their 1995 Riesling); delightful cheese and beer from a Trappist monastery; and a home-hosted lunch in Croatia.

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Indulge your wanderlust For centuries, aperitifs and digestifs have been used to heighten the pleasure of a gourmet meal. Uniworld’s carefully crafted pre- and post-cruise land packages are the travel equivalent of these culinary mainstays: they whet the appetite for the adventure to come or provide a fitting finale to the journey you’ve just concluded.

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

Whether you’re exploring Amsterdam or Vienna, Paris or Prague, you’ll stay at superior first-class hotels conveniently located near the major sights. What’s more, you’ll enjoy the expert assistance of a local Uniworld host who is there to make your stay as pleasant as possible. And because the price of your extension includes special excursions and transfers to or from your Uniworld cruise, you’ll know you’re getting an exceptional value. MORE TO EXPLORE

Uniworld’s optional extensions offer an ideal combination of hosted excursions and on-your-own exploration. Early in your stay, your local expert will introduce you to the best the city has to offer on a carefully crafted excursion, after which you’ll have plenty of leisure time to indulge your own private passions. Whatever your pleasure—art, architecture, history, horticulture, regional cuisine, or local handicrafts—your host will save you valuable time and money by directing you to the can’t-miss spots and offthe-beaten-path gems only a local would know about.

EXCITING DESTINATIONS INCLUDE:

Irresistible Aix-en-Provence: Southeastern France enchants at every turn; let Aix’s Mediterranean climate soothe your senses while its many cultural offerings nourish your mind. The Golden Age of Amsterdam: Glide along the waterways of magnificent Amsterdam and see the Dutch Golden Age come to life. Old-world Basel and Lucerne: Basel offers stunning glimpses of the past in a thoroughly modern metropolis, while Lucerne provides a picturesque retreat, situated between pristine Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Romantic Budapest: Enchanting Budapest is a vibrant mix of East and West, medieval and modern. Paris, the “City of Light”: This beautiful city along the Seine continues to capture the imagination of the world. Dynamic Porto: The hub of the Port wine trade, UNESCOdesignated Porto will captivate your senses and stir your fancy. Bohemian Prague: Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” Graceful Vienna: Opulent home of the Habsburgs, Vienna inspires the imagination. Fascinating Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania: Experience the flavors of the Baltic capitals, with their exhilarating blend of history and the vibrant promise of tomorrow.

GET EVEN MORE VALUE OUT OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE WITH ONE OF UNIWORLD’S PERFECTLY PLANNED PRE- OR POST-CRUISE OPTIONAL LAND EXTENSIONS.

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The world at your fingertips Your Europe & Russia Brochure was designed to highlight what Uniworld offers in 2015, but we have much more to share. Discover a world of benefits online at uniworld.com.

FIND A RIVER CRUISE SPECIALIST

If you are not already working with a Travel Professional, search for a local certified River Cruise Specialist using our online directory at uniworld.com/find-an-agent. STAY CURRENT

Keep up-to-date with what’s new at Uniworld. Learn more about our exquisite NEW Super Ship, S.S. Maria Theresa (and discover the history behind her name); she’s launching in Spring 2015 on several Uniworld cruises, including our popular “European Jewels.” Discover more about our other exciting destinations, including China, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive special announcements and added-value savings; watch one of the many videos on our website; and read more about Uniworld’s hallmarks of distinction. BEFORE YOU CRUISE

Our commitment to provide you with the best travel experience starts with our Express Check-In process. Great benefits include: A trip tailor-made for you. Knowing your individual needs and preferences before you travel helps us to better personalize your trip, including anticipating special dietary needs and bedding options. Tips and exclusive savings on travel-related goods, magazines, and services. HELPFUL INFORMATION

In addition to your Cruise Companion booklet, you can also access helpful information about your trip under the “Before You Go” section on our website. Here you can find valuable information regarding what to pack, flights and transfers, onboard amenities, day-to-day travel, and so much more.

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Connect with us

STAY CONNECTED WITH US VIA UNIWORLD’S SOCIAL CHANNELS

SHARE YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCES USING OUR HASHTAG #EXPLOREUNIWORLD

Share your opinions and interact with other like-minded travelers on any number of our social network communities, including our very own Uniworld Community Center at uniworld.com/community. Benefits include:

Whether you are about to embark upon your river cruise or are already relishing your amazing memories, we invite you to stay connected with your family and friends by capturing your experiences and posting your photos and videos on social media. By using our hashtag #ExploreUniworld, you can easily share your treasured moments and have them showcased live on our website at uniworld.com/explore.

Meet fellow travelers before your cruise, and stay connected with them afterward. Join discussions about specific itineraries. Answer each other’s questions, and offer travel and trip-planning tips, reading suggestions, and more. Discuss any topic related to Uniworld and write about your trip, sharing your experiences with other potential travelers.

Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi

THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO SHARE:

CAPTURE a photo or video during your river cruise on your mobile device. TAG the photo or video and description with #ExploreUniworld. SHARE your river cruise experience on your favorite social media sites.

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Uniworld’s River Heritage Club

RIVER HERITAGE CLUB REWARDS

After you complete your first cruise with Uniworld, you will automatically become a respected and highly regarded member of our River Heritage Club. As a valued member, you’ll be treated to extra savings and benefits, including: SPECIAL SAVINGS AND BENEFITS

Exclusive Savings on ALL Programs (combinable with everything): 7- to 12-night cruises = $150 per person savings 13 nights and longer = $250 per person savings Exclusive River Heritage Club cocktail party hosted onboard by the Captain* One (1) category stateroom upgrade, if space is available (excluding suites and reviewed by head office 45 days prior to departure)*† Complimentary fruit platter in your stateroom upon arrival* Complimentary onboard laundry service (once per week)* Visit uniworld.com/river-heritage-club. * Available on ships operating in Europe. † This benefit is also applicable to cruises in Russia.

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TreadRight Foundation OUR COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Uniworld is proud to provide our guests with amazing trips to some of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring places. It is this pride that inspires our commitment to responsible tourism practices that help to ensure the very places we love remain beautiful. Uniworld understands that respecting and protecting the places in which we live and travel will create a better world for future generations to enjoy. TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION

Uniworld is part of a joint initiative by The Travel Corporation’s family of brands called the TreadRight Foundation—a not-for-profit organization working to ensure the environment and communities where we travel remain vibrant for future generations. To date, TreadRight has committed more than $2 million to projects worldwide, and encourages industry best practices through support of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, The Travel Foundation, and Tourism Cares.

We provide our guests with their own personal water bottle to take with them on excursions and back home, so no plastic water bottles are used. Additionally, Uniworld will donate $1 per guest on ships to WHOLE WORLD WATER—100% of which will be used to provide safe drinking water to communities around the world. SUSTAINABLE RIVER CRUISING PROJECT

Uniworld has worked closely with TreadRight and The Travel Foundation, a United Kingdom-based charity that shares our socio-environmental values, for the past three years. Together we have developed the first-ofits-kind Environmental Sustainability for River Cruising guide, offering best practices to river cruise operators worldwide on how to operate with as little environmental impact as possible. The guide is designed to support the river cruise tourism industry around the world in working towards a sustainable future by identifying strategies that reduce water and energy use and waste generation on river cruise ships.

Visit TreadRight.org for more information. WHOLE WORLD WATER

Nearly one billion people do not have access to clean, safe drinking water. WHOLE WORLD WATER is a campaign designed to unite the hospitality and tourism industry with the goal of raising $1 billion to eradicate this problem. More than a fundraising initiative, this is a revolutionary way of doing business. By partnering with WHOLE WORLD WATER, Uniworld has committed to removing all disposable water bottles from all ships.

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The Netherlands and Belgium comprise the land around the Rhine Delta and the North Sea. With the help of the Zuiderzee Works, these regions have prospered by creating dams and countless canals crisscrossing the landscape.

THE VENICE LAGOON AND PO RIVER

The Venice Lagoon is an enchanting place—a crescent-shaped inlet on which the city’s glorious palazzi and cathedrals seem to float, as if by magic. The nearby Po River is the lifeline of historic cities and charming fishing villages alike. THE DOURO RIVER

The Seine River flows through the heart of Paris and continues meandering through the inspiring countryside to Normandy and Rouen.

The UNESCO Douro River Valley is one of Europe’s most unspoiled areas. Over the centuries, the Douro has carved a spectacular and scenic valley endowed with panoramas stretching from stately Porto (Portugal’s center of Port wine production) to Spain.

THE RHÔNE AND SAÔNE RIVERS

THE VOLGA RIVER

The Rhône rises high in Switzerland and flows southward into France where it joins with its principal tributary, the Saône River. Inspiring landscapes of sunflowers, cypress-lined avenues, and bountiful vineyards bless the riverbanks of these breathtaking rivers.

The Volga is Europe’s longest river, and it has played a significant role in the lives of Russians throughout the centuries. It is referred to in Russian folklore as “Mother Volga,” as nearly half of Russia’s population lives near it, and Russia’s greatest cities can be found along it.

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Black Sea

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The waterways of southwest France wind their way through some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe. This land is as fruitful as it is lovely, as dozens of prestigious wine appellations line the rivers, while the region’s historic farms produce world-renowned truffles and creamy goat cheeses.

THE SEINE RIVER

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THE GARONNE, DORDOGNE, AND GIRONDE RIVERS

The Rhine is Germany’s longest river, and it is in Germany where it encounters some of its most important and beautiful tributaries, including the Moselle and the Main, as well as the 106-mile RhineMain-Danube Canal, which joins the Rhine and Danube together. The Danube is Europe’s second longest river, and like the Rhine, the Danube has played a significant role throughout history and has inspired artists, poets, and musicians for centuries. THE DUTCH AND BELGIAN WATERWAYS

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Budapest

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The Rhine, Moselle, Main & Danube Rivers DISCOVER THE MANY LOVELY TREASURES THAT LINE THE ENCHANTING DANUBE, LEGENDARY RHINE, VINEYARD-RICH MOSELLE, AND MEANDERING MAIN RIVERS.

The great rivers of Europe have shaped the continent’s history, culture, and economy for millennia. Now these extraordinary waterways will shape your exciting Uniworld boutique river cruise adventure. Uniworld offers 15 expertly planned itineraries along these rivers. Delight in the rebirth of nature during springtime on our new “Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time” or “Tulips & Windmills” itineraries. Uncover the true gems of European history, culture, and art onboard Uniworld’s newest Super Ship, S.S. Maria Theresa, sailing “European Jewels” from Budapest to Amsterdam. Celebrate the rich heritage of Europe’s illustrious wine regions on our “Legendary Rhine & Moselle” or “Enchanting Danube” programs. Travel from Istanbul to Vienna experiencing the “Imperial Capitals of Europe” or journey from Prague to Bucharest on our new “Grand European Explorer.” No matter the cruise you choose, you will enjoy picturesque landscapes, medieval villages, grand cities, and so much more as you are treated to the “Six-Star Experience” only Uniworld can provide.

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YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES: TRAVEL

Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days

9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen, stately NEW S.S. Maria Theresa, or imperial River Duchess All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

2 countries 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Life and Art in the Golden Age of the Low Lands”

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EVERYTHING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF THE NETHERLANDS AND BELGIUM—CANALS, WINDMILLS, TULIPS, AND OLD–WORLD TREASURES—ARE YOURS TO EXPERIENCE. From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll through acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the Netherlands’ extraordinary connection to these blooms. Then visit the 19 UNESCO-designated windmills of Kinderdijk to better understand how these mighty windmills preserved the Netherlands from surrendering to water a long time ago. Wander through the picture-perfect villages of Veere, Hoorn, and Enkhuizen, and the enchanting outdoor Zuiderzee museum. Uncover the rich treasures at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of the impressionist master’s paintings, and then get an intimate feel for Van Gogh’s daily life as you trace his footsteps in Nuenen. Experience beautiful Bruges or ancient Ghent, and then “Do as the Locals Do” in vibrant Antwerp­.

All along the way, you’ll savor Dutch delights and Belgian treats as you sail the aquatic highways and byways of two amazing countries shaped by water.

Who will enjoy this cruise Those who wish to step back in time may visit living history villages, medieval city centers, and 20th-century battlefields. Art lovers will enjoy guided museum visits, while garden lovers will find a host of delights with springtime blossoms.

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Uncover a rich seafaring history as you tour Hoorn on foot. Your guide will explain the markings on medieval buildings that denote the former inhabitants’ trades. Your next port of call, Enkhuizen, is home to the fascinating Zuiderzee outdoor museum, a reconstructed 19th-century village that lets you see how life was lived in a busy fishing port over a century ago. Prefer some active sightseeing? Enjoy one of the ship’s complimentary bicycles and bike around City Ring, an earthen dike.

Amsterdam

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Amsterdam by canal with either Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum visit or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour

See beautiful Amsterdam from its historic waterways via a canal cruise and then choose between the Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world, or the Rijksmuseum, which offers the world’s largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art. Or take a guided stroll through the heart of Amsterdam’s canal district to the Museum Van Loon, a wonderfully restored 17th-century canal house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3 b  BB  L  D

Amsterdam (Haarlem)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full day at

Keukenhof Gardens* or Haarlem Walking Discovery tour with Tyler Museum visit Your senses will be in for a treat as you visit the Keukenhof Gardens, a seventy-acre showcase of over seven million flowers. This is one of the most extraordinary public gardens in the world. Or, visit charming and lively Haarlem. You’ll explore the historic city center on foot before seeing the remarkable Tyler Museum, the oldest extant museum in the Netherlands. You’ll then have some free time to enjoy this captivating city on your own. *Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens.

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Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of National

Liberation Museum or exclusive “Village Day” in Nuenen: “Walk in Van Gogh’s Footsteps” Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, is your launching point for one of two adventures. You may choose to head to the National Liberation Museum in nearby Groesbeek. During your guided visit, get an eye-opening view of WWII by experiencing the occupation, celebrating the liberation, and witnessing the rebuilding of Europe after the war. Or opt instead to learn about Van Gogh’s years in the village of Nuenen, where his father was the vicar and where he created the character studies that became The Potato Eaters. DAY 6 u b  BB  L D

Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht

FEATURED EXCURSION: Kinderdijk windmills

Cruise through busy Rotterdam harbor, the third largest port in the world, and explore the city on your own in the morning. Then sail to Kinderdijk, where you’ll discover 19 astonishingly wellpreserved, UNESCO-designated windmills dating back to the 1500s. (At one point, there were more than 10 thousand windmills in the country; your guide will explain why they were so important.)

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Amsterdam

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

You’ll even get a chance to enter one of Kinderdijk’s historic windmills. Climb the set of steep stairs that lead to its upper level, or simply admire the historic structure from the outside. Note: If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.

DAY 7 b  BB  L  D

Veere

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Delta Works museum and

guided stroll into artists’ village of Veere Enjoy a visit to the engineering marvel known as the Delta Works, where you’ll learn about the Netherlands’ two-thousand-year-long fight to hold back the sea. Were it not for the mighty windmill, this region would have surrendered to the water a long time ago; here you’ll see how technology has evolved over the centuries. You’ll also have a few hours to explore the charms of Veere and its cozy harbor. You can see the bell tower of the 15th-century Town Hall from almost any point in town. Keep an eye out for the well-known Scottish Houses, which were built early in the 16th century for Scottish wool merchants and in 1896 became the home of a group of English artists. Then you can relax onboard as the ship cruises the picturesque Zeeland area. DAY 8 u b  BB  D

Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full-day Bruges

with canal cruise and walking tour or Ghent walking tour Visit Bruges, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, seeing its handsome old brick buildings from the water. Or explore Ghent, one of the oldest

cities in Belgium, with a history dating back to the Stone Age. The beautifully restored medieval city center is made for strolling or biking; its museums house works by artists from Hieronymus Bosch to Joseph Beuys, while St. Bavo Cathedral holds the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the world’s great artistic treasures. A walking tour of the historic center will provide an up-close look at some of Ghent’s most striking and impressive monuments, canals, and architecture. DAY 9 u  BB  L  FD

Antwerp

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Antwerp walking

tour with Cathedral of Our Lady or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Antwerp walking tour Choose one of two ways to spend a full day in Antwerp. Walk with your guide to the Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, who spent most of his life in Antwerp. Along the way, see the stunning guild houses and other architectural highlights of this well-preserved city. Or, experience Antwerp “as the locals do.” Catch a metro to the beautiful and historic central station and then walk to the main shopping district, where you’ll stop at a celebrated chocolatier’s for samples. You’ll also have a chance to visit a frietkot to savor one of Belgium’s iconic foods—French fries. Despite their name, French fries were invented in Belgium and there is no better place to try them. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 10 e b  CB/BB

Depart Antwerp

Disembark the ship in Antwerp and transfer to Brussels Airport for your flight home.

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Save $1,000 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $800 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

  OR  Save $400 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ships

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Queen S.S. Maria Theresa

Mar 27* Mar 28

$3,299 $3,699

River Duchess River Queen S.S. Maria Theresa River Duchess River Queen S.S. Maria Theresa River Duchess S.S. Maria Theresa River Duchess

Mar 31 Apr 5 Apr 6* Apr 9* Apr 14* Apr 15 Apr 18 Apr 24* Apr 27*

$3,499 $3,599 $4,099 $4,199 $4,299 $5,099 $4,499 $5,199 $4,599

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

S.S. Maria Theresa Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite Royal Suite

River Queen and River Duchess

+ $345 + $825 + $1,395 + $1,825 + $3,250 + $4,950

Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ $295 + $595 + $945 + $1,395 + $2,595

Please see Deck Plans on pages 162, 170, and 176. • Port Charges: $207 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time Brussels to Amsterdam | 8 Days NEW for 2015

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

2 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “A Unified Modern Europe: From Maastricht to Brussels”

$ From

36

2,999

per person, cruise only

Brussels to Amsterdam

Amsterdam

DAY PORT/CITY

1 Schoonhoven

THE

Kinderdijk NETHERLANDS

North Sea

Brussels (embark)

2 Brussels 3 Antwerp 4 Maastricht

Heusden

Venlo

5

Venlo, Heusden

6

Schoonhoven (Schoonhoven or Kinderdijk)

GERMANY

Antwerp

7 Amsterdam 8

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Brussels

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Maastricht

Amsterdam to Brussels

BELGIUM

DAY PORT/CITY

1 #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

2 Amsterdam 3

Belgium | The Netherlands

FRANCE

Amsterdam (embark)

Schoonhoven (Schoonhoven or Kinderdijk), Heusden

DISCOVER THE STUNNING BEAUTY OF BELGIUM AND HOLLAND IN THE SPRINGTIME, WHEN THE FAIRYTALE COUNTRYSIDE BLOOMS WITH VIBRANT NEW LIFE.

4 Heusden

Acres of tulips as far as the eye can see, windmills silhouetted

6 Antwerp

against the sky, the very fields Van Gogh himself once painted—these are just a few of the sights that await you in Holland and Belgium during tulip season. On this unforgettable cruise through one of the most breathtaking regions of Western Europe, you’ll explore bustling towns that were once ancient Roman settlements, hunt for one-ofa-kind treasures in medieval villages, and walk in the footsteps of Peter Paul Rubens and Vincent van Gogh. Begin your adventure in Belgium’s sophisticated capital city, Brussels, before discovering the twinkling treasures of Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world. Then it’s on to Holland and the dynamic city of Maastricht, whose worldrenowned restaurants and rich architectural history will delight you. Visit Nuenen—home of the lovely Van Gogh Village—

◀ Brussels,

Belgium 

▲ Keukenhof

and the old silversmith town of Schoonhoven. Stroll through the legendary Keukenhof Gardens, which boast seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. Enriched by the sights and sounds of the verdant Dutch countryside, you’ll conclude your cruise in Amsterdam, one of the great capital cities of the world. From magnificent displays of natural beauty to wondrous works by artists and artisans, the splendors of this region will take your breath away.

Who will enjoy this cruise

5 Maastricht

7 Brussels 8

Brussels (disembark), transfer to the airport

CRUISE START DATES

Mar 29 Apr 5,* 12, 19,* 26 *Cruise operates from Amsterdam to Brussels. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

Art aficionados, history buffs, and nature lovers alike will find much to delight them on this springtime journey.

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Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time Brussels to Amsterdam | 8 Days

DAY 1 b e D

Brussels

Arrive at Brussels Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. DAY 2 b  BB  L  WD

Brussels

FEATURED EXCURSION: Brussels city tour with

Planet Chocolate demonstration and tasting

DAY 4 b  BB  L  D

Maastricht

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Maastricht

walking tour or Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial visit

Welcome to Brussels, the capital of Belgium (and its largest city). The de facto capital of the European Union, Brussels is home to the Berlaymont Building, the seat of the European Commission. You’ll see the European District and more on a panoramic tour of the city, including the royal residence, Chinese Pavilion, and the Koekelberg Basilica. You’ll then leave the motorcoach and explore Brussels on foot, passing the impish Manneken Pis fountain on your way to Planet Chocolate. There, you’ll discover how chocolate artisans transform the cocoa bean into the finest confections around (which you’ll get to sample!). In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Stroll through historic Maastricht, your first stop in the Netherlands. Maastricht has a long and storied history, as demonstrated by its more than 1,670 national heritage sites. You’ll see many of these sites on your walking tour through the city’s Old Town, including the Town Hall and the lovely Market Square, the beating heart of Maastricht. Or, if you’re more interested in 20th-century history, you can visit the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of 8,301 American servicemen who lost their lives here during WWII. In addition to the cemetery and the memorial tower, the walls alongside the Court of Honor contain the “Tablets of the Missing,” listing the names of 1,722 Americans who yet rest in unknown graves.

DAY 3 u b  BB  L  D

DAY 5 b  BB  L D

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Antwerp walking

FEATURED EXCURSION: Van Gogh “Village Day” in

tour with Belgian brewery tasting or Antwerp city tour with Rubens House visit

Nuenen with countryside lunch and history walk in the medieval village of Heusden

Today’s options offer you a view of two different sides of Antwerp. You can explore the city on foot, visiting the City Hall, Market Square, and the towering, UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady. Constructed in the 14th century, the Gothic structure contains a number of works by baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, one of Antwerp’s most treasured sons. Following your walking tour, you can quench your thirst at a local brewery. Or you can choose a panoramic tour of Antwerp that takes you to sights including the astonishing Zurenborg district, called the “Golden Triangle of Art Nouveau,” and the actual house where Rubens lived and worked, which is located in the heart of the city.

Follow in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps as you take a walking tour through the bucolic village of Nuenen. The artist spent almost two prolific years here between 1883 and 1885, sketching or painting many of the town’s buildings (including his father’s church and the vicarage), as well as creating character studies like The Potato Eaters. You’ll see 17 of the structures that inspired Van Gogh’s artistry, as well as the buildings where his models worked and lived. Following lunch in an old watermill, you’ll explore historic Heusden, with its star-shaped city wall and newly restored medieval port.

Antwerp

◀ Amsterdam,

Venlo, Heusden

the Netherlands; Opposite page: Maastricht, the Netherlands

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There, you’ll tour the palace-like residence and get a glimpse of the personal art collection of Belgium’s favorite baroque artist.

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

DAY 6 u b  BB  L D

Schoonhoven (Schoonhoven or Kinderdijk)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Schoonhoven

walking tour or Kinderdijk windmills You have your choice of adventures today. You can enjoy a walking tour of the quintessential Dutch town of Schoonhoven, with its narrow alleys, classic canals, and historic harbor. Schoonhoven is also a silversmithing center, so you’ll discover plenty of quaint shops and silver stores along the way. Or, you can visit the largest concentration of old windmills left in the Netherlands with a trip to Kinderdijk. Nineteen of these now-UNESCOdesignated windmills remain; dating back to the 1500s, they are astonishingly well preserved. Here, you’ll learn about the centrality of the windmill in managing the sea level, an ever-important task in this low-lying country. You’ll even have the chance to go inside one of these mighty structures. You’re welcome to climb the set of steep stairs that lead to its upper level, or you can simply admire the historic structure from the outside. DAY 7 u b  BB  L  FD

Amsterdam

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full day at

Keukenhof Gardens* or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour Today you can see one of the most extraordinary sights in the Netherlands: Keukenhof Gardens. With nearly seven million bulbs planted on seventy acres annually, Keukenhof is the world’s largest flower garden; in full bloom each spring, it’s utterly breathtaking. You’ll learn about the various types of tulips and their role in Dutch history, and you’ll have a chance to tour the garden’s extensive grounds, which feature a wide variety of landscaping styles.

You can choose to spend the entire day among the blooms, or you can “Do as the Locals Do” in Amsterdam. Explore hidden Amsterdam with a guided stroll through the heart of the canal district. You’ll stop at the medieval Begijnhof, the oldest inner court in Amsterdam, before enjoying a sweet treat at a local café. You’ll then head to the Museum Van Loon, a 17th-century canal house that has been completely renovated to offer a glimpse of life as it was lived centuries ago. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. *Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens

DAY 8 e b  CB/BB

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Save $900 per couple on Suites and Category 1 staterooms. Save $600 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

  OR  Save $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Ambassador

Mar 29 Apr 5* Apr 12 Apr 19* Apr 26

$2,999 $3,249 $3,399 $3,499 $3,599

Depart Amsterdam

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home. CATEGORY UPGRADE

Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ $460 + $975 + $1,975

Please see Deck Plan on page 182. • Port Charges: $161 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Brussels. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette or the elegant River Empress All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

4 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio– headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Rhine River: Shaping European History from the Romans to the European Union” Exclusive Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on select July departures

$ From

40

2,899

per person, cruise only

North Sea

ENGLAND

Basel to Amsterdam

THE NETHERLANDS

DAY PORT/CITY

Amsterdam

1 2

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Cologne

GERMANY BELGIUM

er Riv

Koblenz Boppard

Rhine

English Channel

Rüdesheim

LUXEMBOURG

FRANCE

Riquewihr Kaysersberg Colmar

CZECH REPUBLIC

Speyer

Strasbourg

Germersheim

Amsterdam to Basel

Kehl Breisach

DAY PORT/CITY

Basel

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA ITALY

Bay of Biscay

#

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

France | Germany | The Netherlands | Switzerland

BE INSPIRED BY THE FAIRYTALE BEAUTY AND ROMANTIC SPIRIT OF THE CASTLE-LADEN, VINEYARD-RICH RHINE. Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides. Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other—and savor French joie de vivre and German Gemütlichkeit. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Bicycle beside the river, passing Roman ruins and Romanesque churches. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses guarding territory and trade routes, and that now tower above the water as romantic ruins. Visit the fairytale cities of Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Colmar, Strasbourg, and Rüdesheim, and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the

◀ Rhine

River, Germany 

▲ Strasbourg,

grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River. The beauty that inspired them Adriatic is still yours to experience. Sea

Who will Mediterranean Sea

Basel (embark) Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar) 3 Kehl (Strasbourg) 4 Germersheim (Speyer) 5 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard 6 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz 7 Cologne 8 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

enjoy this cruise

Romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find medieval castles, splendid cathedrals, and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters, and composers alike.

Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life on select summer sailings. These special cruises are not only fun and adventurous for families to enjoy, but they are also culturally and historically significant, and designed to spark creativity and life-long learning.

1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Cologne 3 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard 4 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 5 Germersheim (Speyer) 6 Kehl (Strasbourg) 7 Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar) 8 Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

CRUISE START DATES Mar 15,* 22, 29* Apr  1,* 5, 8, 12,* 15,* 19, 22, 26,* 29* May  3, 6, 10,* 17, 24,* 31 Jun  7,* 14, 21,* 28 Jul  5,* 8◆,* 12, 15◆, 19,* 26

Aug  2,* 9, 16,* 19,* 23, 26, 30* Sep  6, 13,* 20, 27,* 30* Oct  4, 7, 11,* 14,* 18, 21, 25,* 28* Nov 1, 4, 8*

*Cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. ◆ M ultigenerational

Family-Friendly Program available on these dates.

Ionian Sea

Aegean Sea

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Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days

DAY 1 b e D

Germersheim (Speyer)

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will be transferred to the ship.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Speyer walking

DAY 2 b  BB  L  WD

Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar) FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Alsatian “Village

Day” or Colmar city tour Starting from medieval Breisach, the gateway to the Black Forest, you will cross the Rhine and head for the Alsatian Wine Road to Colmar. You may prefer to linger in Colmar’s enchanting historic center or continue on to the wine villages of Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, where you will ramble along narrow lanes and pass half-timbered medieval houses. Whichever you choose, you’ll be treated to an Alsatian specialty, flammekeuche, a delectable flatbread topped with bacon and onions. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3 u b  BB  L  D

tour or exclusive Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting A guided walking tour through Speyer reveals a medieval town with a grand heritage and a compact historic center dominated by the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe. With its basilica laid out in the form of a Latin cross, this architectural marvel is a symbol of medieval imperial power. Nearby, a well-preserved mikvah, or ritual bath, bears witness to a Jewish community that dates to roughly the same era; it is the oldest remaining bath of its kind in Europe. Alternatively, come with us to discover a unique aperitif—wine vinegars made from grapes grown in the wine lands of the Palatine—with a visit to the Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate, where antique vinegar recipes find new life. Tour the cellars and taste the honey- or herb-flavored elixirs made there. DAY 5 u b  BB  L D

Kehl (Strasbourg)

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Exclusive Castle Vollrads

canal or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

wine tasting and guided Boppard village stroll

Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, the Alsatian town of Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads of Europe.” The heart of the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is crisscrossed with medieval canals. You’ll board a canal boat and cruise past ancient covered bridges and their watchtowers, the picturesque Petite France district with its beautiful half-timbered houses and flowerfilled window boxes, and the magnificent Gothic cathedral. Or, if you prefer, take an intimate walking tour through Old Town, strolling through lively Broglie Square to elegant Place Kléber. Learn about the culinary traditions of Alsace and indulge in tasty pastries and coffee at a charming café. Then spend your afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city.

◀ Riquewihr,

Explore Rüdesheim and its famous Drosselgasse, a narrow alleyway lined with wine taverns and shops, at your leisure. Then be our guest at a princely wine tasting at prestigious Castle Vollrads, a handsome 14th-century castle perfectly situated in the vineyard-covered hills of the Rheingau (a region renowned for its delicious Rieslings). Later, find a spot on deck for an afternoon of scenic cruising along the romantic Rhine and take in the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Picturesque castles appear around every bend in the river of this astonishing 40-mile stretch. End your day with a guided stroll around Boppard, a quintessential wine village on the shores of the Rhine.

France  ▶ Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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DAY 4 b  BB  L  D

Basel

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

DAY 6 b  BB  L D

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Koblenz

walking tour or aerial cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Awaken on the romantic Rhine and enjoy a morning cruise along the castle-lined river. Then, choose a walking tour highlighting the appeal of ancient Koblenz—its charming lanes and historic squares, the picturesque alleyways and fountains in the old quarter, and the 12th-century churches of St. Florin and Our Beloved Lady; or take a thrilling ride on an aerial tram across the Rhine to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for dazzling views overlooking the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. Note: The aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is only available on tours that depart on or after April 1st.

Stroll through the narrow streets of Old-Town Cologne with your guide as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark. Inside this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the earthly remains of the fabled Three Kings—the Magi—are believed to lie at rest. You’ll learn about the history of the cathedral and its artwork, especially the pieces surrounding the Shrine of the Magi. Christian pilgrims have been flocking here for centuries. In fact, one of the cathedral’s expansions was intended to accommodate the many faithful who travel from far and wide to experience the wonder of this sacred site. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

DAY 8 e b  CB/BB

Depart Amsterdam DAY 7 u  BB  L  FD

Cologne

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with Cologne

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in bustling Amsterdam.

OPTIONAL PRE- AND/OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Amsterdam Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Amsterdam walking discovery tour   English-speaking expert   All transfers

From $849 per person 

(Single supplement $379) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

Basel & Lake Lucerne Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Lucerne walking tour with Lake Lucerne boat ride   Basel city walk   English-speaking expert   All transfers

From $1,059 per person 

(Single supplement $399) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Basel. Arrival and departure transfers will be provided to/from the Basel airport.

Cathedral visit

CATEGORY UPGRADE

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Save $800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $600 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.   OR  Save $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking. Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

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S.S. Antoinette

River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette S.S. Antoinette

Mar 15* Mar 22 Mar 29* Apr 1* Apr 5 Apr 8 Apr 12* Apr 15* Apr 19 Apr 22 Apr 26* Apr 29* May 3 May 6 May 10,* 17, 24* May 31

S.S. Antoinette

+ $265 + $875 + $1,295 + $1,725 + $2,895 + $4,525

Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1

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S.S. Antoinette

$4,099

River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette

River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette

Cruise Start Dates

Jun 7,* 14, 21* Jun 28 Jul 5* Jul 8◆* Jul 12 Jul 15◆ Jul 19,* 26 Aug 2,* 9, 16* Aug 19* Aug 23 Aug 26 Aug 30* Sep 6, 13* Sep 20 Sep 27*

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Cruise Start Dates

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River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette River Empress S.S. Antoinette

Sep 30* Oct 4 Oct 7 Oct 11* Oct 14* Oct 18 Oct 21 Oct 25* Oct 28* Nov 1 Nov 4 Nov 8*

$3,899 $3,899 $3,799 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $4,099 $4,099 $4,299 $4,599 $4,499 $4,399

Royal Suite Cruise

$4,399 $4,399 $4,299 $4,099 $4,099 $3,699 $3,699 $3,299 $2,999 $3,099 $2,899 $2,999

River Empress

+ $245 + $575 + $825 + $1,245 + $2,295

Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite Please see Deck Plans on pages 166 and 178.

• Port Charges: $161 per person  • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. ◆ M ultigenerational Family-Friendly Program available on these dates. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors. UNIWORLD.COM  |  43

YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Rhine Discovery & Prague Prague to Basel | 10 Days

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador 2 nights in Prague at the Boscolo Prague (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

4 countries 7 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Modern Germany and Europe”

3,599

$ From

44

per person, cruise/tour

Prague to Basel

BELGIUM

DAY PORT/CITY

Miltenberg Würzburg M

LUXEMBOURG

iver nR ai

Nierstein Kitzingen Rothenburg

Mannheim

Strasbourg

Rh ine

Heidelberg

Bamberg Nuremberg

Prague 2

7-NIGHT CRUISE

MainDanube Canal

CZECH REPUBLIC

r ve Ri

GERMANY

FRANCE

Basel to Prague

Basel AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

Czech Republic | France | Germany | Switzerland

DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF PRAGUE, THE “CITY OF SPIRES,” AND SAIL DOWN TWO GLORIOUS RIVERS—THE PEACEFUL MAIN AND THE ROMANTIC RHINE—ON THIS CULTURALLY RICH ADVENTURE. Begin your journey in the magical city of Prague, with its UNESCO-designated Old Town and its magnificent castle, before setting sail along the Main and Rhine rivers. Ancient castles, grand palaces, medieval towns with half-timbered houses, famous Rheingau Rieslings, and robust Franconia beers are yours to enjoy. Step back in time to the Middle Ages in beautifully preserved Rothenburg, Miltenberg, Heidelberg, and Bamberg. Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you glide through its canals under bridges that have stood for six hundred years, and tour the awe-inspiring, UNESCO-designated Würzburg Residenz. Get connected with the locals as you meet the people of Franconia during a village visit over coffee and cake. Chat with a winemaker in Nierstein and ride a tractor through the steeply sloping vineyards to sample Rieslings from his estate.

◀ Prague,

Czech Republic 

▲ Bamberg,

1 Prague 2 Prague 3 Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark) 4 Bamberg 5 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg) 6 Würzburg, cruising the Main River 7 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River 8 Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg), cruising the Rhine River 9 Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River 10 Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

Enjoy a lively brewery visit and stops in local patisseries, as well as sumptuous food-and-wine-pairing meals onboard. Discover the rich heritage, cultural legacies, and regional treats that await you along the Rhine and Main rivers, and in the grand fairytale city of Prague.

Who will enjoy this cruise Lovers of food and art, wine and beer connoisseurs, and nature lovers wishing to experience the breathtaking countryside along two glorious rivers.

DAY PORT/CITY 1 Basel (embark) 2 Strasbourg 3 Cruising the Rhine River, Mannheim (Heidelberg or Nierstein), Nierstein 4 Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg 5 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg 6 Kitzingen (Rothenburg), cruising the Main River 7 Bamberg 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague 9 Prague 10 Prague, transfer to the airport CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

May 22, 31* Jun 19, 28* Jul

17, 26*

Aug 14, 23* Sep 11, 20* Oct 9, 18* Nov 6 *Cruise/tour operates from Basel to Prague. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

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Rhine Discovery & Prague Prague to Basel | 10 Days

DAY 1 b

Prague

Arrive at Prague Václav Havel Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel. DAY 2 u b  BB

DAY 5 b  BB  L D

Prague

Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Prague city tour

FEATURED EXCURSION: Tour of medieval Rothenburg

or Jewish Prague Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” Enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House, before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you’ll visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and the Golden Lane. You’ll cross Charles Bridge on foot and head to Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock in beautiful Old Town Square. Or explore Jewish Prague on a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s old Jewish quarter. It features Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery; the Old New Synagogue, the Continent’s oldest active synagogue; and Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims. Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.

DAY 3 b e  BB  D

Prague, transfer to Nuremberg

Transfer via motorcoach to Nuremberg where you will board the stylish River Ambassador. DAY 4 u b  BB  L  WD

Bamberg

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bamberg walking tour

Awaken in charming Bamberg, a lively city with one of Europe’s largest intact Old Town centers (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Like Rome, Bamberg is built on seven hills—only here, a church tops each one. Your tour takes you past the imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George; the huge 17th-century New Palace (once home to the prince-bishops) and

◀ Bamberg,

After enjoying a scenic stretch of the river, embark on a guided tour of picturesque Rothenburg, a well-preserved medieval walled town. Then venture off on your own to see more of the treasures this delightful city has to offer. You may wish to explore the Christmas magic of Käthe Wohlfahrt’s museum, which enchants at any time of the year. After dinner onboard, take a walk through ancient Würzburg. Stroll across the 15th-century Alte Mainbrücke, the oldest bridge spanning the Main, for a great view of the city lights. DAY 6 u b  BB  L D

Würzburg, cruising the Main River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Würzburg

Residenz visit or exclusive Franconian “Village Day” Tour the magnificent Würzburg Residenz, an immaculate example of baroque architecture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace was designed in the 18th century by an international team of architects and artists. (Particularly noteworthy is Tiepolo’s ceiling fresco— the largest in the world). After your tour, enjoy the lovely Court Gardens. Alternately, chat with the residents of a Franconian village over cake and coffee before joining them on a guided tour of their village to learn about daily life in the region. This cultural exchange is precisely what travel is all about—getting to know your fellow global citizens. Later, relax onboard with more scenic sailing.

Germany; Opposite page: Heidelberg, Germany

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its glorious rose garden; the Town Hall; and Little Venice, an area of colorful fishermen’s houses. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

DAY 7

Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

BB  L  D

FEATURED EXCURSION: Miltenberg walking tour with

exclusive “Village Day” Delightful Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River,” is still protected by its medieval walls and two gates—one facing east and another facing west. On your walking tour, you will discover a town that seems to embody a German fairytale, with its 14thand 15th-century half-timbered houses (including the famed Crooked House) and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. Further explore Miltenberg by enjoying a beer tasting at Brauhaus Faust, one of Miltenberg’s famous breweries; make an exclusive visit to a farm in a nearby village; learn about watercolor painting with an artist in her home; or “Go Active” with a hike up to Helmstetter vineyard or the nearby castle ruins. DAY 8 b  BB  L  D

Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg), cruising the Rhine River FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive

Nierstein “Village Day” with vineyard tractor ride, Riesling wine tasting, and naturalist-led vineyard hike or Heidelberg city tour* Spend the day on an exclusive visit to the village of Nierstein, where renowned white wines have been made for centuries. Ride a tractor through the steeply sloping vineyards to sample some of the world’s finest Rieslings, and meet a naturalist who will discuss the region’s viniculture as you get a close-up view of wine-grape growing. Or, opt to have a motorcoach take you to Heidelberg, a

perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Heidelberg is home to Germany’s oldest university and is forever immortalized by Sigmund Romberg’s operetta, The Student Prince. You’ll be guided through the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle’s courtyard, and then continue into downtown Heidelberg and Old Town. *Note: Lunch is not included with the tour of Heidelberg.

DAY 9 u b  BB  L  FD

Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by

canal or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour Admire picturesque Strasbourg, called the “Crossroads of Europe” for its location halfway between Paris and Prague, as you glide along its canals in a glass-enclosed water taxi. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale as you sail through the city’s beautiful historic core, where half-timbered houses are adorned with flower boxes. Or choose to see Strasbourg à pied with a walking tour that will have you feeling like a local. Explore the winding lanes of Old Town; walk through lively markets like the one at Broglie Square; and indulge in tasty pastries and coffee at a charming café. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 10 e b  CB/BB

Depart Basel

Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home.

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Save $800 per couple on Suites and Category 1 staterooms. Save $600 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

  OR  Save $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Ambassador

May 22 May 31* Jun 19

Cruise/Tour

$3,899 $3,999 $3,999

Jun 28* Jul 17 Jul 26* Aug 14, 23* Sep 11 Sep 20* Oct 9 Oct 18* Nov 6

$3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $4,199 $3,999 $4,099 $3,699 $3,599

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ $460 + $975 + $1,975

Please see Deck Plan on page 182. • Port Charges: $161 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. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Basel to Prague. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Prague, deduct $400 per person from the base cruise/tour price. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days

TRAVEL

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

5 countries 11 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Roman Empire along the Rhine and Moselle”

4,999

$ From

48

per person, cruise only

ENGLAND

North Sea

Amsterdam to Basel

THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

DAY PORT/CITY

12-NIGHT CRUISE

Cologne iv e Rhine R

English Channel

BELGIUM

r

Cochem Ediger-Eller

Boppard Rüdesheim

Strasbourg

Colmar

CZECH REPUBLIC

Bernkastel

Trier Speyer

Kaysersberg

GERMANY

r ve

Rh ine Ri

selle Riv Mo er

FRANCE

Amsterdam (embark) Amsterdam Cologne Koblenz Cochem (Ediger-Eller) Cruising the Moselle River, Trier (Luxembourg) 7 Trier, cruising the Moselle River 8 Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River 9 Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 10 Speyer 11 Strasbourg 12 Breisach (Colmar or Kaysersberg and Riquewihr) 13 Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

Koblenz

LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg

1 2 3 4 5 6

Riquewihr Breisach Basel

SWITZERLAND #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

AUSTRIA

Basel to Amsterdam DAY PORT/CITY

UNESCO SITE

1 2

France | Germany | Luxembourg | The Netherlands | Switzerland

3 4 5

TRAVEL THROUGH FIVE REMARKABLE COUNTRIES ALONG THE LEGENDARY RHINE AND VINEYARD-RICH MOSELLE RIVERS. Discover extraordinary Roman ruins, romantic castle-dotted shores, and lively cities. Revel in the UNESCO-designated Rhine River Valley, with its vine-filled slopes and castle-dotted shores, and the mesmerizing Moselle, the Rhine’s breathtaking tributary. Explore the delights of five nations and savor the best these regions have to offer. Step into the pages of a fairytale as you walk through the cobblestone streets of postcard-perfect towns such as Cochem, Riquewihr, Rüdesheim, and Colmar. Cruise along the historic canals of vibrant Amsterdam and picturesque Strasbourg. “Go Active” with a hike to the 12th-century Thurant Castle, and take in the grand landmarks of Cologne, Trier, and Luxembourg.

◀ Cochem,

Germany 

▲ Riquewihr,

Gain an insider’s perspective on—and an appreciation for—the region’s flavors with tastings of elegant Rieslings, delightful pastries, and inventive vinegars with exclusive excursions. Marvel at the great works of Rembrandt in Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum and Siegfried’s ingenious self-playing Adriatic instruments in Rüdesheim. Sea

While onboard, relax over a glass of wine with friends, gaze out at the spectacular scenery, and allow yourself to fall under the bewitching spell of the legendary Rhine and gently flowing Moselle.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Mediterranean Sea

Connoisseurs of food and wine will delight in exceptional Rieslings, hearty regional specialties, delicate pastries, and fine chocolates. Art and nature lovers will relish the many wonders the Rhine and Moselle have to offer.

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Basel (embark) Breisach (Colmar or Kaysersberg and Riquewihr) Strasbourg Speyer Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard Cochem (Ediger-Eller) Cruising the Moselle River, Trier (Luxembourg) Trier, cruising the Moselle River Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River Koblenz Cologne Amsterdam Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

CRUISE START DATES Apr 23

Sep 6,* 18, 30*

May 5*

Oct

Jul

Nov 5

8, 20*

12, 24*

Aug 1, 13,* 25 *Cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

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Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days

DAY 1 b e D

Amsterdam

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. DAY 2 u b  BB  L  WD

Amsterdam

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Amsterdam by canal with

either Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum visit Experience the highlights of Amsterdam and get a close-up view of the city’s waterways with a canal cruise. Then choose between two of the most prestigious museums in the world: the Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world along with works by other famed 19th-century painters; or the Rijksmuseum, which boasts the world’s largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art and artifacts, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3

Cologne

BB  L D

Alken for an adventurous hike up to dramatic Thurant Castle, where you’ll meet the keeper, tour the rooms, and visit the hunter’s quarters. Then hike back down the hill through beautiful Riesling vineyards. You’ll return to town and enjoy refreshments in a local tavern. DAY 5 b  BB  L D

Cochem (Ediger-Eller)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cochem walking tour with

Reichsburg Castle, and exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village Day” with wine tasting History comes to life in charming Cochem. Enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle, followed by a walking tour through Old Town. Later in the day, travel to Ediger-Eller, where you’ll be greeted by the town mayor, who will host your visit. Stroll with the mayor through the cobblestone streets to the church for an organ recital before joining him for an exclusive wine tasting at a local inn. DAY 6 b  BB  L D

Cruising the Moselle River, Trier (Luxembourg) FEATURED EXCURSION: Luxembourg with WWII

cemetery

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with

Roman-Germanic Museum Stroll through the streets of Cologne’s Old Town to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum, which displays thousands of artifacts dating from Cologne’s days as a Roman colony. Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral.

Following a scenic morning sail on the spectacular winding Moselle, you will visit the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg, seeing Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WWII cemetery that is the final resting place of US Army General George Patton. DAY 7 u b  BB  L D

Trier, cruising the Moselle River

DAY 4   BB  L D FEATURED EXCURSION: Trier city tour

Koblenz

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Koblenz walking

tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” hiking tour of Alken village and Thurant Castle Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque Old Town, as your guide explains the town’s history and its importance to this region, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Or visit the small village of ◀ Colmar,

France

u UNESCO Site  b Motorcoach  e Embark/Disembark  50

Explore UNESCO-designated Trier, once known as the second Rome. No other city in Germany has so many monuments from Roman times; you’ll see the Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. Then sail the Moselle River, through a world-class Riesling-growing region.

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

Alternatively, come with us to discover a unique DAY 8   BB  L D

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bernkastel

Save $1,800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $1,000 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014.

Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River

walking tour with exclusive wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Moselle River Discover Bernkastel, with its more than five hundred years of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savor the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler and take in the ravishing scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards. Or if you’re feeling active, enjoy an invigorating bicycle ride along the banks of the winding Moselle. DAY 9 u  BB  L D

Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Guided Boppard village

stroll and Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments Take a guided stroll through delightful Boppard before cruising the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, a small museum showcasing a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. DAY 10

Speyer

BB  L D

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Speyer walking

tour or exclusive Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting Be guided through Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

aperitif—wine vinegars made from grapes grown in the wine lands of the Palatine—with a visit to the Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate, where antique vinegar recipes find new life.

This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

DAY 11 u

Strasbourg

b  BB  L D

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by

canal or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you glide along its canals on your way to the gorgeous Gothic cathedral. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale as you sail among the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. Or see Strasbourg à pied: walk through winding lanes to the charming markets and shops of Old Town, where you will indulge in a pastry and coffee at a charming café.

  OR  Save $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Queen

Apr 23 May 5* Jul 8, 20* Aug 1, 13* Aug 25 Sep 6* Sep 18 Sep 30* Oct 12 Oct 24* Nov 5

$5,699 $5,899 $5,749 $5,799 $6,099 $6,299 $6,199 $5,999 $5,899 $5,399 $4,999

DAY 12 b  BB  FD

Breisach (Colmar or Kaysersberg and Riquewihr) FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Colmar city tour

or Alsatian “Village Day” Visit enchanting Colmar, with its winding streets, medieval city center, and pink-stone St. Martin Church. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kaysersberg and Riquewihr. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 13 e b  CB/BB

Depart Basel

Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home.

OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSION

Amsterdam

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ $365 + $795 + $1,295 + $1,845 + $2,995

Please see Deck Plan on page 170. • Port Charges: $276 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Amsterdam walking discovery tour   English-speaking expert   All transfers

From $849 per person 

(Single supplement $379) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam. UNIWORLD.COM  |  51

YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES: TRAVEL

Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

4 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Austria’s History in the Context of the House of Habsburg, a European Dynasty” Select departures hosted by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music)

$ From

52

2,899

per person, cruise only

Budapest to Passau

CZECH REPUBLIC

DAY PORT/CITY

1

Passau

GERMANY

D u an

Linz

Munich

be

Wachau Valley

R iver

Dürnstein

SLOVAKIA

Vienna

Melk

Bratislava an

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Salzburg

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Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

5

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

6

Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

Budapest

7 Passau HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

3

4 Vienna

7-NIGHT CRUISE

AUSTRIA

ITALY

Budapest (embark)

2 Budapest

8

Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich Airport

Passau to Budapest

CROATIA

DAY PORT/CITY #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

Austria | Germany | Hungary | Slovakia

PAY TRIBUTE TO THE “QUEEN” OF EUROPE’S GREAT RIVERS, THE ENCHANTING DANUBE. German poet Friedrich Hölderlin called the Danube “a refreshing, melodious river, sometimes foaming with high spirits, at other times dreaming serenely.” For centuries, this exquisite waterway has cast its spell on poets, musicians, and artists of all kinds. Now it’s your turn to be inspired. Waltz your way along the Danube, sailing from one captivating city to the next. Discover the plentiful UNESCO World Heritage sites as you visit Budapest, the beautiful “Queen of the Danube,” and breathtaking Vienna, the “Waltz Capital of the World.” Experience delightful Salzburg, the charming village of Dürnstein, and Passau, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. Stroll through the Old Town of Linz, explore the beautiful countryside, and get a close-up view of the enchanting Danube during a bicycle ride along its tranquil shores. All along the way, delve into the flavors of the region with exclusive events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s world-famous Rieslings to a saffron

◀ Salzburg,

Austria 

▲ Dürnstein,

1

Munich Airport, transfer to Passau (embark)

2

Passau, cruising the Danube River

3

Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

workshop. Let the “Enchanting Danube” carry you away on this regal journey, as centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes.

4

Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Danube River Dürnstein

Who will enjoy this cruise

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Those Adriatic who Sea love history, grand architecture, graceful music, and exquisite food and wine will discover the best of both Eastern and Western Europe on this enchanting journey.

5 Vienna Vienna (Bratislava)

7 Budapest 8

Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Exclusive special music event On select departures May through September, guests will enjoy an extraordinary treat: an exclusive performance by Elisabeth von Trapp (granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music) in Salzburg’s Mirabell Chapel. In addition to her onshore performance, Von Trapp will host two very-special departures, greeting guests with a welcome concert and leading an “Evening Sing-Along” onboard.

CRUISE START DATES Apr 5,* 12, 19,* 26 May  3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*

Aug  2✚, 9,* 16, 23,* 30 Sep 6,* 13, 20,* 27

Jun

7, 14,* 21, 28*

Oct

Jul

5, 12,* 19, 26✚*

Nov 1,* 8

4,* 11, 18,* 25

*Cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. ✚ These

dates are special music-themed cruises hosted by Elisabeth von Trapp

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Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

DAY 1 b e D

DAY 4 u b  BB  L  D

Budapest

Vienna

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour

DAY 2 u b  BB  L  WD

Budapest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city

tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour that reveals all the highlights of this handsome city. Marvel at St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Opera House, and the Parliament Building. In the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, you’ll find magnificent St. Matthias Church. Or, “Do as the Locals Do” by hopping on the metro to Lehel Market Hall, an enormous indoor food and fruit market. After enjoying a coffee break at a local coffee house and sweet shop, you’ll head to the oldest garden in Budapest, the beautiful Károlyi Garden, before ending at the National Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour Vienna is an architectural treasure trove. See it all on a panoramic drive through the city before embarking on a walking tour of the magnificent Winter Palace, the winter home of Prince Eugene (who spent his summers at the Belvedere). Then, enjoy a lovely stroll back to the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or choose to “Do as the Locals Do” on an intimate walking tour of the city’s historic center. Travel by foot and subway with the locals. Sip a coffee in a traditional café and then explore Vienna’s oldest square, Hoher Markt, with its Ankeruhr, an art nouveau clock that features a parade of 12 historical figures. DAY 5 u b  BB  L  D

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Dürnstein “Village

Day” with either exclusive wine tasting at Nikolaihof wine estate or exclusive saffron workshop or exclusive guided “Go Active” Wachau Valley bicycle ride and Melk Abbey with library visit A host of exclusive-to-Uniworld excursions await as you dock in the tiny baroque village of Dürnstein. Take a guided tour of the village, then partake in an organic wine tasting or learn about the history of saffron in Austrian cuisine. Sail the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley to Melk—or make the journey via bicycle on a special guided ride. Arrive in Melk and explore the town and its nine-hundred-year-old Benedictine abbey. Your guided visit to this architectural gem includes the famous library that inspired Umberto Eco’s acclaimed novel The Name of the Rose.

DAY 3   BB  L  D

Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bratislava walking tour

Enjoy a day of leisure onboard your floating hotel as the ship winds its way up the river and through a series of locks. Then explore Slovakia’s capital city—a thriving commercial center with a village-like atmosphere, Bratislava presents a melting pot of cultural styles, including Gothic, baroque, and art deco—before docking in the imperial city of Vienna.

◀ Vienna,

Austria

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CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

DAY 6 u b  BB  L D

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS DAY 7   BB  L  FD

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full-day Salzburg*

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking

or Linz walking tour with Opera house and countryside visits

tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Inn River

Today’s adventure may take you to Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its wellpreserved medieval town core and musical heritage. During your guided walking tour, stroll the city’s famous shopping street, Getreidegasse (where you’ll find Mozart’s childhood home), and admire enchanting Mirabellgarten, with its neoclassical palace and large figural sculptures. You’ll likely recognize the garden from the famous “Do-Re-Mi” scene in The Sound of Music, which was filmed here in 1964. If you’ve explored Salzburg in the past, you might opt to visit nearby Linz instead. Originally a Roman settlement, Linz is now the center of a vibrant art scene—you’ll see both sides of the city today on your walking tour. Visit Linz’s extensive Old Town, with its Renaissance Laundhaus and impressive Main Square, before admiring the thoroughly modern Musiktheater, the city’s remarkable, state-of-the-art Opera house. Then, enjoy a relaxing break at a local café, pairing their wonderful Austrian coffee with the famous Linzer torte. Later, you’ll travel into the countryside to visit a local farm, where you’ll be greeted by the owners and offered a sample of the region’s specialty, a delicious hard cider called Most. The entire area is known as the Mostviertel (cider region)—pear and apple orchards fill the landscape and, naturally, these fruits feature prominently in local culinary traditions.

Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn, and Ilz—Passau was a key center of European trade for centuries. The city’s baroque buildings, erected after the fire of 1662, add Italian flair to the quintessentially medieval German town center, with its little winding streets and narrow alleyways. These streets will lead you to St. Stephan’s Cathedral for an organ concert on the Continent’s largest pipe organ. Or, if you’re craving a more active adventure, join us on an exclusive bicycling tour along the banks of the Inn. The river originates in the Swiss Alps and its glacial waters are green, making it a particularly pretty tributary of the Danube. Ride through wooded hillsides and farmland to Wernstein Castle, where you’ll stop for refreshments, before crossing a bridge to the Austrian side of the river for a different view of the landscape. As you cycle back into Passau, you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful reflection of the city’s Old Town on the river’s glassy surface. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

*Note: Lunch is not offered with the full day at Salzburg.

Passau

  OR  Save $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Beatrice

Apr 5* Apr 12 Apr 19*

$3,199 $3,399 $3,549 $3,849 $4,099 $4,099 $3,899 $3,899 $3,999 $4,399 $4,599 $4,499 $4,399 $4,299 $4,099 $3,699 $3,399 $2,999 $2,899

Apr 26 May 3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31* Jun 7, 14,* 21, 28* Jul 5, 12,* 19, 26✚* Aug 2✚, 9,* 16 Aug 23* Aug 30 Sep 6,* 13 Sep 20* Sep 27 Oct 4* Oct 11 Oct 18* Oct 25 Nov 1* Nov 8

DAY 8 e b  CB/BB

Depart Passau

Disembark the ship in Passau and transfer to Munich Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in the golden city of Prague.

Prague

Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Discovery walk of national treasures   English-speaking expert   All transfers

Included in your 4-day stay:  3 nights at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Prague city tour   English-speaking expert   All transfers

From $649 per person 

From $1,049 per person 

(Single supplement $319) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Budapest.

This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available May 1 – October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates.

OPTIONAL PRE- AND/OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Budapest

Save $800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $600 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014.

(Single supplement $529) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Passau.

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite Owner’s Suite

+ $265 + $795 + $1,125 + $1,525 + $2,395 + $3,975

Please see Deck Plan on page 168. • Port Charges: $161 per person  • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. ✚ These dates are special music-themed cruises hosted by Elisabeth von Trapp Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague | 10 Days

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador 2 nights in Prague at the Boscolo Prague (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

3 countries 7 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Maria Theresa: A Woman Shaping European Politics”

3,699

$ From

56

per person, cruise/tour

POLAND

DAY PORT/CITY

2

Prague Nuremberg MainDanube Canal

CZECH REPUBLIC

Theresienthal Regensburg

Deggendorf

Passau nu

Da

GERMANY

Engelhartszell

Vienna to Prague

Weissenkirchen

be R iver

SLOVAKIA 7-NIGHT CRUISE

Vienna

AUSTRIA

nu be R i v er

Da

Melk

Wachau Valley

1 Vienna (embark) 2 Vienna 3 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) 4 Engelhartszell, Passau 5 Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal) 6 Regensburg 7 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague 9 Prague 10 Prague, transfer to the airport

Prague to Vienna DAY PORT/CITY

#

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

Austria | Czech Republic | Germany

DISCOVER THE MATCHLESS BEAUTY OF THE DANUBE RIVER AND THE PRIDE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC—PRAGUE. Sheer cliffs rise above the mighty river, with tiny baroque villages nestled at their feet. Terraced hillsides are topped by time-mellowed monasteries. The vineyards along the Danube have supported farmers for centuries; these days ambitious vintners apply the latest techniques to making luscious white wines from ancient vines—and you’ll get to taste the fruits of their labor. As you cruise through the heart of the old Habsburg Empire, you’ll find beautiful libraries, astonishing frescoes, medieval city walls, and Gothic cathedrals, encountering the perfect mix of big-city glamour and small-town ease, high culture and the simple pleasures of daily life. Explore historic capitals, including Vienna, which is home to a treasure trove of imperial art; Prague, the beautifully preserved Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque city that boasts a unique architectural heritage of its own; UNESCO-designated Regensburg; and the old wall-city of Nuremberg. Listen to the grand sounds emanating from

◀ Prague,

Czech Republic 

▲ Vienna,

Europe’s largest pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Passau, and be enthralled by Melk’s magnificent abbey. Get a feel for the land as you bicycle along a riverside path, and feel the wind in your hair while you ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Tradition and history, music and art, microbrews and smallbatch schnapps—experience them all along the beautiful Danube and in glorious Prague.

Who will enjoy this cruise

1 Prague 2 Prague 3 Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark) 4 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal 5 Regensburg 6 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), cruising the Danube River, Passau 7 Passau, Engelhartszell 8 Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley 9 Vienna 10 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

May 8,* 17

Those with a taste for great food and wine, along with a love of history, art, and music.

Jun 5,* 14

Exclusive special music event

Aug 9, 28*

On select departures May through September, guests will enjoy an extraordinary treat: an exclusive, onboard concert by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music).

Sep 6, 25*

Jul

3,* 12, 31*

Oct 4, 23* Nov 1 *Cruise/tour operates from Prague to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

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Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague | 10 Days

DAY 1 b e D

Vienna

Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. DAY 2 u b  BB  L D

Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Vienna city tour with visit to

Musikverein concert hall or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour A panoramic tour will show you the magnificent architectural highlights of the Habsburg capital— the City Hall, the Hofburg, St. Charles’s Church, and other landmarks. You’ll then stroll to Musikverein, the stately neoclassical home of the Vienna Philharmonic, for a tour of its extraordinarily beautiful premises. Or, you can follow a panoramic tour of the city with a walk through the majestic Belvedere, once the imperial capital and home to the Habsburg dynasty, before heading to the famous Art History Museum. There, you’ll see treasures collected by the Habsburgs on display in the spectacular Kunstkammer (or “cabinet of curiosities”) Wing. Representing a microcosm of the world, the Kunstkammer contains the largest collection of its kind. Note: We will visit the Vienna State Opera House rather than Musikverein on the reverse direction cruise (Prague to Vienna).

DAY 3 u b  BB  L  WD

DAY 4 b  BB  L D

Engelhartszell, Passau

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Passau walking tour with

St. Stephan’s organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube river Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Your guided walking tour will introduce you to an accessible, charming, and well-preserved town, where you’ll have time to roam on your own before you hear the magnificent pipe organ (the largest in Europe) at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Alternately, you might bike along the Danube river with an expert guide on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Donau Radweg. Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available May 1 – October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates.

DAY 5 b  BB  L D

Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Exclusive Bavarian Forest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Weissenkirchen

Enjoy the stunning river scenery as you cruise to your next delightful port of call. Take a ride in a horse-drawn wagon through a scenic village in the Bavarian Forest and sample home-baked bread fresh from the village oven. Then you will head to Theresienthal, a world-famous glass workshop, where you’ll see firsthand how Bohemian crystal is made. Spend your afternoon taking a scenic stroll or biking along the Danube and through the small town of Deggendorf.

“Village Day” with exclusive fruit brandy distillery visit or exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike and wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit Take your pick from a host of delightful excursions. Ramble through the lovely village of Weissenkirchen, named for its famous white church, and sample the local apricot schnapps, which is made with fruit harvested from the orchards lining the river. If you prefer a more active option, hike with a guide through a celebrated vineyard and taste the fine ◀ Melk,

village and Theresienthal glass manufactory visit

Austria

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wines made there. Or visit Melk’s magnificent abbey, a masterpiece of baroque art and architecture situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube. Whichever adventure you choose, you’ll relax onboard later in the day as you sail through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

DAY 6 u b  BB  L D

DAY 8 e b  BB

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in

Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Prague.

Regensburg

One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or BMW factory visit Regensburg, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, captures 2,000 years of history with outstanding monuments like the 12th-century Stone Bridge and the towering Gothic cathedral. Your walking tour takes you past the architectural treasures of Old Town as well as the Cathedral of St. Peter, with its magnificent 14th-century stainedglass windows. For a different view of medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, dating back more than a thousand years. Or visit the BMW factory for a fascinating look at how a well-engineered German car is built. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead.

DAY 7 b  BB  L  FD

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city

tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit After cruising the most scenic parts of the MainDanube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering, you’ll visit Nuremberg. Discover the beautiful medieval city during a panoramic tour. Or take a guided tour of Nuremberg’s most important WWII sites; you’ll visit the Nuremberg Trials Memorial, which includes Courtroom 600 (the actual venue of the trials). In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Nuremberg, transfer to Prague

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Save $800 per couple on Suites and Category 1 staterooms. Save $600 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

DAY 9 u b  BB

Prague

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Prague city tour

or Jewish Prague Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” Enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House, before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you’ll visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and Golden Lane. You’ll cross Charles Bridge on foot to the beautiful Old Town Square, where you’ll see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Or explore Jewish Prague on a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s old Jewish quarter. Here you’ll see Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery; Old New Synagogue, the Continent’s oldest active temple; and Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims. Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.

  OR  Save $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Ambassador

May 8,* 17

$3,999

Jun 5,* 14 Jul 3* Jul 12, 31* Aug 9 Aug 28* Sep 6 Sep 25* Oct 4 Oct 23* Nov 1

$3,999 $3,999 $3,899 $3,899 $4,099 $4,399 $3,999 $3,899 $3,799 $3,699

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 2 DAY 10 b  CB/BB Category 1 Depart Prague Suite

Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.

Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE/TOUR EXTENSION

Cruise/Tour

+ $460 + $975 + $1,975

Please see Deck Plan on page 182. • Port Charges: $161 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. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Prague, deduct $400 per person from the base cruise/tour price. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Vienna Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Hilton Vienna Plaza (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Visit to the House of Music and Naschmarkt open-air market   English-speaking expert   All transfers

From $749 per person 

(Single supplement $339) Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Vienna. UNIWORLD.COM  |  59

YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague | 10 Days NEW for 2015

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess 2 nights in Prague at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

4 countries 7 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Main-Danube Canal: History of an Engineering Milestone”

3,199

$ From

60

per person, cruise/tour

POLAND

DAY PORT/CITY

2

Prague

Nuremberg

CZECH REPUBLIC

MainDanube Canal

Regensburg Passau Da

nu

GERMANY

Engelhartszell

Spitz SLOVAKIA

be R iver

Wachau Valley

Vienna 7-NIGHT CRUISE

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

#

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

Budapest

UNESCO SITE

Austria | Czech Republic | Germany | Hungary

ALL THE DELIGHTS OF THE GLORIOUS DANUBE AND HISTORIC PRAGUE ARE YOURS TO SAVOR ON THIS EXCITING CRUISE. Experience dynamic Budapest and imperial Vienna. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages. This enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg. Two nights in exquisitely preserved Prague serve as a fitting end to this remarkable journey. You’ll have a plethora of options on this itinerary, so you can tailor your journey to match your interests. Explore Budapest with a panoramic tour that shows you the architectural highlights of the “Queen of the Danube,” or get an up-close view of the city’s shopping district and lively green market. Perhaps you’d like to take in the magnificent palaces of Vienna with a city tour or get a glimpse at the remarkable

◀ Regensburg,

Germany 

▲ Wachau

Budapest to Prague

and curious collection in the Kunstkammer. Ramble along the thousand-year-old cobblestone lanes of Passau or wheel your bicycle along the Inn River. Take a look backstage at a historic theater in Prague or visit the castle district. The choices are yours, and all of them are sure to delight.

Who will enjoy this cruise Travelers who love history, music, and architecture will be able to tailor their travel to their interests along the mighty Danube and in spectacular Prague.

1 2 3 4 5

Budapest (embark) Budapest, cruising the Danube River Cruising the Danube River, Vienna Cruising the Wachau Valley, Spitz Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau 6 Cruising the Danube River, Regensburg 7 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague 9 Prague 10 Prague, transfer to the airport

Prague to Budapest DAY PORT/CITY 1 Prague 2 Prague 3 Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark) 4 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg 5 Cruising the Danube River, Passau 6 Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River 7 Spitz, cruising the Wachau Valley 8 Vienna 9 Cruising the Danube River, Budapest 10 Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

May 6, 11* Jun 3, 8,* 17, 22* Jul

15, 20,* 29

Exclusive special music event

Aug 3,* 26, 31*

On select departures May through September, guests will enjoy an extraordinary treat: an exclusive, onboard concert by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music).

Sep 9, 14* Oct 7, 12,* 21, 26* Nov 4, 9* *Cruise/tour operates from Prague to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

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Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague | 10 Days

DAY 1 b e D

Budapest

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. DAY 2 u b  BB  L  WD

Budapest, cruising the Danube River

Note: We will visit the Vienna State Opera House rather than Musikverein on the reverse direction cruise (Prague to Budapest).

DAY 4 u b  BB  L D

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Spitz

tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Spitz

Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour that reveals all the highlights of this handsome city. Marvel at St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Opera House, and the Parliament Building. In the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, you’ll find magnificent St. Matthias Church. Or, “Do as the Locals Do” by hopping on the metro to Lehel Market Hall, an enormous indoor food and fruit market. After enjoying a coffee break at a local coffee house and sweet shop, you’ll head to the oldest garden in Budapest, the beautiful Károlyi Garden, before ending at the National Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Relax onboard this morning as you sail through the enchanting, UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley before visiting the charming wine village of Spitz. As you explore the town with a wine and nature expert, you’ll learn about everyday life in the Wachau Valley. And, of course, you’ll get to sample the wines and the many Marillen (apricot) treats for which the valley is famous, including schnapps, jams, and strudel. Or you can choose to visit Melk, where you’ll explore the town and the nine-hundred-yearold Benedictine abbey, with its famous library. (It inspired Umberto Eco’s acclaimed novel The Name of the Rose.)

DAY 3 u b  BB  L D

Cruising the Danube River, Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Vienna city tour with visit to

village walk with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit

DAY 5 b  BB  L D

Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Passau walking tour with

Musikverein concert hall or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour

choice of exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Danube River or guided “Go Active” hiking along the river Ilz

A panoramic tour will show you the magnificent architectural highlights of the Habsburg capital— the City Hall, the Hofburg, St. Charles’s Church, and other landmarks. You’ll then stroll to Musikverein, the stately neoclassical home of the Vienna Philharmonic, for a tour of its extraordinarily beautiful premises. Or, you can follow a panoramic tour of the city with a walk through the majestic Belvedere, which was once the imperial capital and home to the Habsburg dynasty. Then head off to the famous Art History Museum, where you’ll see treasures collected by the Habsburgs on display in

Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn, and Ilz—Passau was a key center of European trade for centuries. The city’s baroque buildings, erected after the fire of 1662, add Italian flair to the quintessentially medieval German town center (with its winding little streets and narrow alleyways), as you’ll discover on today’s walking tour. And, if you feel like “going active,” you have two great options: you can bike along the mighty Danube with a local guide, or you can hike along the beautiful Ilz River with a naturalist.

◀ Prague,

Czech Republic

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the newly reopened Kunstkammer (or “cabinet of curiosities”) Wing. Representing a microcosm of the world, the Kunstkammer contains the largest collection of its kind.

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

DAY 6 u b  BB  L D

Cruising the Danube River, Regensburg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in

One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or BMW factory visit Regensburg, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, captures 2,000 years of history with outstanding monuments like the 12th-century Stone Bridge and the towering Gothic cathedral. Your walking tour takes you past the architectural treasures of Old Town as well as the Cathedral of St. Peter, with its magnificent 14th-century stainedglass windows. For a different view of medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, dating back more than a thousand years. Or visit the BMW factory for a fascinating look at how a well-engineered German car is built. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead.

DAY 7

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal

BB  L  FD

Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic sailing through the Main-Danube Canal. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 8 e b  BB

Nuremberg, transfer to Prague

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city

tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit After cruising the most scenic parts of the MainDanube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering,

you’ll disembark the ship in Nuremberg. Discover the beautiful medieval city during a panoramic tour. Or take a guided tour of Nuremberg’s most important WWII sites, including the Nuremberg Trials Memorial, which houses Courtroom 600 (the actual venue of the trials). Later in the day, you’ll transfer to Prague via motorcoach.

Save $800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $600 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014.

Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

DAY 9 u b  BB

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

  OR  Save $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Prague

PRICING PER PERSON

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Prague city tour

Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

or exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Prague’s Estates Theatre and Municipal House

River Princess

May 6 May 11* Jun 3, 8,* 17, 22* Jul 15, 20,* 29 Aug 3* Aug 26 Aug 31* Sep 9 Sep 14* Oct 7 Oct 12* Oct 21 Oct 26* Nov 4 Nov 9*

Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” Enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House, before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you’ll visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and Golden Lane. You’ll cross Charles Bridge on foot to the beautiful Old Town Square, where you’ll see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Or go behind the scenes of Prague’s Estates Theatre for a delightful— and exclusive—encounter with Czech arts and architecture, including a visit to the elegant Mozart Salon. Then cross the cobblestones to the Municipal House; this delightful art nouveau building is home to one of the best concert halls in the city.

Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.

$4,299 $4,399 $4,399 $4,199 $4,199 $4,399 $4,799 $4,799 $4,699 $4,699 $4,299 $3,999 $3,699 $3,299 $3,199

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 4 DAY 10 b  CB/BB Category 3

Depart Prague

Cruise/Tour

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ $265 + $625 + $1,095 + $1,395 + $2,295

Please see Deck Plan on page 180.

OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE/TOUR EXTENSION

Budapest Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Discovery walk of national treasures   English-speaking expert   All transfers

• Port Charges: $161 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Prague, deduct $400 per person from the base cruise/tour price. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

From $649 per person 

(Single supplement $319) Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Budapest. UNIWORLD.COM  |  63

YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Eastern Europe Explorer Budapest to Bucharest | 10 Days NEW for 2015

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess 2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Bucharest (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

5 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programs 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Orient in Europe: Eastern Influences on the Western World”

3,599

$ From

64

per person, cruise/tour

Budapest to Bucharest

CZECH REPUBLIC UKRAINE

SLOVAKIA

Da

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

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DAY PORT/CITY MOLDOVA

Budapest

HUNGARY SLOVENIA

ROMANIA CROATIA Osijek

Iron Gates

Vukovar BOSNIA & Belgrade HERZEGOVINA

Adriatic Sea

2 7-NIGHT CRUISE

Vidin MONTENEGRO

Bucharest

SERBIA

Danu b e River

Veliko Tarnovo

Giurgiu Rousse Ivanovo Arbanassi

BULGARIA ALBANIA

ITALY

#

NIGHTS ONSHORE

MACEDONIA

LAND

CRUISE

Black Sea

TURKEY GREECE UNESCO SITE

Bulgaria | Croatia | Hungary | Romania | Serbia

AN EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE AWAITS THE TRAVELER WHO WISHES TO VENTURE OFF THE BEATEN PATH Ionian Sea Aegean Sea IN EASTERN EUROPE. Experience the mystery and beauty of Eastern Europe as you sail through five fascinating nations—Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria—linked by the majestic Danube. Gaze in wonder at the great stone cliffs rising out of the Danube, where ancient Roman ruins still cling to steep banks. Sail through the legendary Iron Gates; meet the people of Osijek in an intimate setting; and see exciting Budapest, booming Belgrade, and eye-opening Bucharest on a cruise that combines ample leisure sailing and intriguing ports of call. Explore the stone-hewn monastery of Basarbovo, the eerie rock formations of Belogradchik, and the ornately decorated 17th-century churches of Arbanassi. Bustling capital cities also await you: the “Queen of the Danube,” Budapest, offers splendid historic architecture and matchless views;

◀ Budapest,

Hungary 

▲ Iron

lively Belgrade draws visitors from all over Eastern Europe; and Bucharest offers an eclectic mix of French-influenced architecture and monumental Communist buildings. This cruise gives you the exciting opportunity to experience the best that the revitalized nations of Eastern Europe have to offer. Ravishing river scenery, friendly people, and a plethora of cultural delights are yours to discover on this exhilarating and enlightening voyage.

Who will enjoy this cruise Photographers eager to encounter new scenery; adventurers wishing to experience new cultures, people, and sights; and anyone who loves beautiful and unusual locales.

1 2 3

Budapest (embark) Budapest, cruising the Danube River Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek) 4 Belgrade 5 Cruising the Iron Gates 6 Vidin, cruising the Danube River 7 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo) 8 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest 9 Bucharest 10 Bucharest, transfer to the airport

Bucharest to Budapest DAY PORT/CITY 1 Bucharest 2 Bucharest 3 Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark), Rousse 4 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo) 5 Cruising the Danube River, Vidin 6 Cruising the Iron Gates 7 Belgrade 8 Vukovar (Osijek), cruising the Danube River 9 Cruising the Danube River, Budapest 10 Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

Apr 8, 13,* 22, 27* May 20, 25* Jul

1, 6*

Aug 12, 17* Sep 23, 28* *Cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

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Eastern Europe Explorer Budapest to Bucharest | 10 Days

DAY 1 b e D

views of the Kopacˇki Rit, one of the largest intact wetlands in Europe.

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

DAY 4 b  BB  L D

Budapest

DAY 2 u b  BB  L  WD

Budapest, cruising the Danube River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city

tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour. Marvel at St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian National Museum, and the UNESCOdesignated Castle Hill district, where you’ll find the magnificent St. Matthias Church. Or, “Do as the Locals Do” by hopping on the metro to Lehel Market Hall, an enormous indoor food and fruit market. After enjoying a coffee break at a local coffee house and sweet shop, you’ll head to the oldest garden in Budapest, the beautiful Károlyi Garden, before ending at the National Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3 b  BB  L D

Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Full-day tour of Vukovar and

Osijek with farm visit and home-hosted lunch Begin the day in Vukovar with a short walking tour and a visit to the Green Market. As you depart Vukovar for Osijek, you’ll notice that many of the city’s buildings have been damaged—a powerful reminder of the devastation visited on Vukovar during the Croatian War of Independence. Then take a walk through Osijek’s Old Town, including an exploration of Tvrd¯a (the 18th-century baroque citadel) and the Church of the Holy Cross, before leaving the cities behind to explore life as it’s lived in the Croatian countryside. You’ll be welcomed to a third-generation family-owned farm, where you’ll be treated to a delicious tapas-style repast. On your drive back to the ship, you’ll enjoy spectacular ◀ Belgrade,

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belgrade city tour

with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or exclusive guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour Welcome to beautiful Belgrade, Serbia’s capital and largest city. Today you have your choice of two ways to see the “White City.” You could enjoy a panoramic tour, driving past the National Museum, Parliament, and Kalemegdan Fortress before touring the Royal Palace. Or, you could see Belgrade as few tourists do—from the seat of a bicycle. Your leisurely route will highlight sites relevant to the city’s moreimmediate past, from WWII to today. After enjoying a refreshing stop at a traditional fishermen’s bar, you’ll end with a fantastic view of the city from Kalemegdan Fortress. DAY 5

Cruising the Iron Gates

BB  L D

Spend a peaceful day cruising the majestic Iron Gates, a spectacularly scenic stretch of the Danube that marks the boundary between Romania and Serbia. DAY 6 b  BB  L D

Vidin, cruising the Danube River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belogradchik

rock formations or Romanian “Cetate Cultural Port” visit Explore the lesser-known town of Vidin and visit the extraordinary Belogradchik rocks (their peculiar shapes have given rise to many legends). Or, visit a unique cultural center—the Cetate Cultural Port. Reconstructed from Cetate’s old port, it is now a residence for writers and artists, including Mircea Dinescu, a poet and journalist who was a key figure in the Romanian Revolution.

Serbia

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Belgrade

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

DAY 7 u b  BB  L  FD

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo

and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch or Rousse walking tour and Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries In Veliko Tarnovo, see the majestic ruins of Tsarevetz Castle. Then visit the frescoed Nativity Church in Arbanassi before stopping at a village restaurant for a typical Bulgarian lunch, complete with live folk music. Or, enjoy a walking tour of charming Rousse, known as “Little Vienna” for its striking neobaroque and neorococo architecture. Then, tour the countryside, including the UNESCOdesignated rock-hewn cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo (located in the craggy precincts of a national forest). In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 8 e b  BB  L

DAY 9

BB

Bucharest Today you can explore Bucharest at your leisure. You might want to take in some of its most striking monuments and landmarks, such as the Arcul de Triump (the Triumphal Arch, modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris) or the Romanian Athenaeum, the beautiful concert hall and home to the Romanian Philharmonic. Or, you could soak up some of the nation’s cultural history by visiting the National Museum of Art of Romania, which houses a collection of both medieval and modern Romanian art, as well as international pieces. You could even visit the Gheorghe Tattarescu Museum, which contains a highly specialized collection: portraits of Romanian revolutionaries in exile.

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Save $800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $600 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

  OR  Save $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Princess

Apr 8 Apr 13* Apr 22 Apr 27* May 20, 25* Jul 1, 6* Aug 12, 17* Sep 23, 28*

DAY 10 b  CB/BB

Depart Bucharest

Transfer to Henri Coanda ˘ International Airport for your flight home.

Cruise/Tour

$3,599 $3,699 $3,799 $4,199 $4,199 $4,099 $4,099 $4,299

Giurgiu, transfer to Bucharest

CATEGORY UPGRADE

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bucharest city tour with

Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

People’s Palace visit

Category Category Category Category Suite

Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest. Enjoy a panoramic tour of this eclectic capital city, with its mix of monumental Communist buildings and French-influenced architecture, as you make your way to the extraordinary People’s Palace, the house of Parliament (and the largest civilian building in the world!).

4 3 2 1

+ $265 + $625 + $1,095 + $1,395 + $2,295

Please see Deck Plan on page 180. • Port Charges: $161 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE/TOUR EXTENSION

Budapest Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Discovery walk of national treasures   English-speaking expert   All transfers

From $649 per person 

(Single supplement $319) Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Budapest. UNIWORLD.COM  |  67

YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 16 Days

TRAVEL

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the imperial River Duchess 2 nights in Istanbul at the InterContinental Istanbul (or similar) with breakfast 1 night in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 15 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

8 countries 11 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio– headset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “What are the Balkans?”

7,299

$ From

68

per person, cruise/tour

CZECH REPUBLIC

Vienna

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

Istanbul to Vienna

UKRAINE

SLOVAKIA

DAY PORT/CITY

Bratislava Szentendre Island

Da

n u b e iv er R

MOLDOVA

Budapest

HUNGARY Pécs

SLOVENIA

Mohács

ROMANIA

CROATIA Osijek

Iron Gates

Vukovar

BOSNIA & Belgrade Danu be R HERZEGOVINA ive

r

Adriatic Sea

MONTENEGRO

SERBIA

Vidin

Bucharest 1

Giurgiu 12-NIGHT CRUISE

Veliko Tarnovo Arbanassi

MACEDONIA

ITALY

NIGHTS ONSHORE

Black Sea

BULGARIA ALBANIA

#

Rousse Ivanovo

Rusenski Countryside

LAND

CRUISE

TURKEY Istanbul

GREECE FLIGHT

2

UNESCO SITE

LEGENDS COME TO LIFE AS YOU SAIL THROUGH EIGHT COUNTRIES AND VISIT FIVE CAPITAL CITIES ON ONE Ionian Sea Aegean Sea MAJESTIC JOURNEY. crusaders, conquerors, and kings through Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. From exotic Istanbul to regal Vienna, you will have ample time to enjoy the imperial wonders of some of Europe’s most majestic capitals. Explore Istanbul’s striking mosques and opulent palaces. Celebrate Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube,” and let the “City of Waltzes,” Vienna, dazzle you with its charm. Uncover scores of hidden treasures, including laid-back, pleasure-loving Osijek; the picturesque Bulgarian towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi; and the astounding rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time to explore the history and legends living in the hillsides while cruising the Iron Gates. Immerse yourself in the colorful folktales and musical traditions of the extraordinary ◀ Budapest,

Hungary 

▲ Belgrade,

Serbia

Vienna to Istanbul DAY PORT/CITY

Austria | Bulgaria | Croatia | Hungary | Romania | Serbia | Slovakia | Turkey

Take this truly one-of-a-kind journey along paths forged by

1-2 Istanbul 3 Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer to Bucharest hotel 4 Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark), Rousse 5 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Ivanovo and Rusenski countryside) 6 Cruising the Danube River, Vidin 7 Cruising the Iron Gates 8 Belgrade 9 Vukovar (Osijek) 10 Mohács (Pécs) 11 Budapest 12 Budapest, Szentendre Island 13 Bratislava 14 Vienna 15 Vienna 16 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

people as you watch children perform a concert for you at their school and savor a home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. Throughout your journey, savor the flavors of the region, including the “Queen of Wines,” a great Hungarian red, at an exclusive wine tasting in Villány. And enjoy a wealth of onboard performances, from classical Viennese concertos to Hungarian folk music. From Istanbul to Vienna, and the noble Iron Gates to the extraordinary People’s Palace, the majesty of this region will take your breath away—the adventure of a lifetime awaits.

Who will enjoy this cruise Explorers wishing to discover ancient lands and modern multicultural cities. Photographers, amateur archaeologists, connoisseurs of regional cuisines, and anyone who loves beautiful and mysterious locales.

1 Vienna (embark) 2-3 Vienna 4 Bratislava 5 Szentendre Island, cruising the Danube River, Budapest 6 Budapest 7 Mohács (Pécs) 8 Osijek 9 Belgrade 10 Cruising the Iron Gates 11 Vidin, cruising the Danube River 12 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Ivanovo and Rusenski countryside) 13 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest hotel 14 Bucharest, fly to Istanbul, transfer to Istanbul hotel 15 Istanbul 16 Istanbul, transfer to the airport

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES May 19,* 28

Sep 5

Jul

Oct

8,* 17

16,* 25

Aug 27* *Cruise/tour operates from Vienna to Istanbul. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. UNIWORLD.COM  |  69

Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 16 Days

DAY 1 b

DAY 5 u b  BB  L D

Arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo

Istanbul

DAY 2 u b  BB

Istanbul

FEATURED EXCURSION: Istanbul city tour with

Grand Bazaar Today’s panoramic tour takes you to Istanbul’s greatest sites, including the impressive Hippodrome, distinctive Blue Mosque, spectacular Hagia Sophia, and magnificent Topkapi Palace. Then wend your way through the vaulted passages and six thousand merchant stalls of the Grand Bazaar. Note: Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) is a place of active worship. Ceremonies may restrict visitors from entering at times. At all times, please obey mosque etiquette. Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. The city tour of Istanbul will be arranged in accordance with the days they are open. If Hagia Sophia is not available during your stay, we will offer the harem visit in Topkapi Palace instead.

DAY 3 b  BB

Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer to Bucharest hotel

Explore Istanbul’s many charms at your leisure. Stroll the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum or take in the Basilica Cistern, with its forest of marble columns. Then depart for the Romanian capital of Bucharest. DAY 4 b e  BB  L  WD

Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu, Rousse

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bucharest city tour with

People’s Palace visit Start the day with a panoramic tour of eclectic Bucharest and visit the extraordinary People’s Palace, home of the Romanian Parliament and the second-largest building in the world. After traveling to Giurgiu, board your Uniworld ship and sail for Rousse. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

◀ Hagia

and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch or Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries and Rusenski Lom Nature Park See the majestic ruins of Tsarevetz Castle in Veliko Tarnovo and the frescoed Nativity Church in Arbanassi before enjoying a typical Bulgarian lunch. Or opt for a tour of the countryside, including the UNESCO-designated rock-hewn cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo and the beautiful Rusenski Lom Nature Park. DAY 6 b  BB  L D

Cruising the Danube River, Vidin

FEATURED EXCURSION: Belogradchik rock

formations and Baba Vida Fortress Explore the fascinatingly peculiar Belogradchik rocks and the Baba Vida Fortress. DAY 7

Cruising the Iron Gates

BB  L D

Spend a peaceful day cruising the majestic Iron Gates, a spectacularly scenic stretch of the Danube that marks the boundary between Romania and Serbia. DAY 8 b  BB  L D

Belgrade

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belgrade city tour

with Kalemegdan Fortress or exclusive guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, driving past the National Museum and Parliament, before visiting the vast Kalemegdan Fortress. Or, if you’d prefer a more active option, you can bike Belgrade, discovering sites relevant to the city’s moreimmediate past, from WWII to today.

Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

u UNESCO Site  b Motorcoach  e Embark/Disembark  70

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Ivanovo and Rusenski countryside)

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

DAY 9 b  BB  L D

DAY 13

FEATURED EXCURSION: Full-day tour of Osijek with

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bratislava walking

school visit and exclusive home-hosted lunch

tour or “Village Day” in Biskupice: “Slovakian traditions and lifestyle”

Vukovar (Osijek)

Children will perform for you at their school before you take a tour of the town and savor an exclusive home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. Note: School visit not available during school holidays.

DAY 10 b  BB D

Mohács (Pécs)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Excursion to Pécs with

exclusive wine tasting in the Villány Hills Journey to ancient Pécs before adventuring into the spectacular countryside for an exclusive wine tasting.

Bratislava

BB  L D

Take a guided stroll through Bratislava, or get a feel for village life by spending the day at Biskupice, where you’ll visit a manor house that has been transformed into a museum—and a brewery! DAY 14 u b  BB  L D

Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city

tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

Note: The Art History Museum is closed on Mondays; if the tour lands on a Monday, Albertina Museum will be visited instead.

Budapest

A panoramic coach tour shows you Budapest’s top sights, from Castle Hill and Parliament to the Grand Market. Or discover the city’s treasures like a local: hop the metro to a famous pastry shop, stroll romantic Károlyi Garden, and visit Market Hall. DAY 12 b  BB  L D

Budapest, Szentendre Island

FEATURED EXCURSION: Exclusive Hungarian recep-

tion at Szentendre Island’s Bodor Major Horse Farm Take a motorcoach to Szentendre Island’s Bodor Major Horse Farm for a private reception and a dazzling display of horsemanship.

Save $1,800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $1,200 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

  OR  Save $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Duchess

May 19,* 28 Jul 8,* 17

with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour Enjoy a panoramic tour along stately Ringstrasse to the regal Winter Palace. Or, opt to explore Vienna’s artistic side, with a visit to the majestic Belvedere and the spectacular Kunstkammer at the Art History Museum.

DAY 11 u b  BB  L D

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Aug 27*

$7,299 $7,299 $7,299

Sep 5 Oct 16* Oct 25

$7,699 $7,599 $7,399

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 DAY 15   BB  L  FD Category 1 Vienna Suite

Enjoy the day on your own. You might like to borrow one of the ship’s bikes and tour nearby Danube Island’s verdant nature preserve. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 16 e b  CB/BB

Depart Vienna

Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay with a visit to Prague.

Cruise/Tour

+ $495 + $950 + $1,350 + $1,800 + $3,125

Please see Deck Plan on page 176. • Port Charges: $299 per person • 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. • Prices above include intra-tour air flight. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Vienna to Istanbul. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Istanbul, deduct $700 per person from the base cruise/tour price. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE/TOUR EXTENSION

Prague Included in your 4-day stay:  3 nights at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Prague city tour  English-speaking expert   All transfers

From $1,049 per person 

(Single supplement $529) Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Vienna. UNIWORLD.COM  |  71

YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES: TRAVEL

Grand European Discovery

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

Basel to Vienna | 15 Days

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners 2 Captain’s Welcome and 2 Captain’s Farewell Receptions 2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

4 countries 12 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager Austria | France | Germany | Switzerland

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions

DISCOVER THE RICHES OF FOUR NATIONS AS YOU CRUISE ALONG THE RHINE, MAIN, AND DANUBE RIVERS.

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Travel along three majestic rivers—the legendary Rhine, the meandering Main, and the enchanting Danube—and be inspired at every turn. Encounter some of the prettiest towns in Europe—Strasbourg, Heidelberg, and Bamberg—and tour Austria’s imperial capital, Vienna. Explore legendary landmarks, including Melk Abbey and the Würzburg Residenz. Tradition, history, art, and a host of irresistible flavors are yours to discover on one grand journey.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Exclusive special music event

EXPERIENCE

On select departures May through September, guests will enjoy an extraordinary treat: an exclusive, onboard concert by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music).

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures

Grand European Discovery is a combination of: Rhine Discovery & Prague (cruise only) . . . . . . . . . . Page 44 Danube Discovery & Prague (cruise only) . . . . . . . . . Page 56 Add optional Vienna extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 59

Those longing to experience Old World Europe and some of the Continent’s finest wines and culinary delights—all paired with the breathtaking scenery found along Europe’s historic waterways.

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Basel to Vienna

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Vienna to Basel

DAY PORT/CITY 1 Basel (embark) 2 Strasbourg 3 Cruising the Rhine River, Mannheim (Heidelberg or Nierstein), Nierstein 4 Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg 5 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg 6 Kitzingen (Rothenburg), cruising the Main River 7 Bamberg 8 Nuremberg 9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal 10 Regensburg

DAY PORT/CITY

DAY PORT/CITY

DAY PORT/CITY

11 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), cruising the Danube River, Passau 12 Passau, Engelhartszell 13 Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley 14 Vienna 15 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

1 Vienna (embark) 2 Vienna 3 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) 4 Engelhartszell, Passau 5 Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal) 6 Regensburg 7 Cruising the MainDanube Canal, Nuremberg 8 Nuremberg 9 Bamberg 10 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)

11 Würzburg, cruising the Main River 12 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River 13 Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg), cruising the Rhine River 14 Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River 15 Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

Save $1,800 per couple on Suites and Category 1 staterooms. Save $1,200 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

  OR  Save $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Ambassador

May 17,* 31 Jun 14* Jun 28 Jul 12,* 26 Aug 9* Aug 23 Sep 6* Sep 20 Oct 4* Oct 18 Nov 1*

$6,899 $6,999 $6,799 $6,699 $6,699 $6,799 $7,399 $6,999 $6,899 $6,399 $5,699

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

GERMANY

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• Port Charges: $322 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days

13-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the imperial River Duchess or the regal River Queen All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 13 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

3 countries 12 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Small Things of Daily Life in Germany”

5,999

$ From

74

per person, cruise only

Vienna to Amsterdam

Amsterdam

THE NETHERLANDS

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UNESCO SITE

Austria | Germany | The Netherlands

THREE GREAT RIVERS—THE DANUBE, THE MAIN, AND THE RHINE—CARRY YOU THROUGH THE HEART OF EUROPE. By day, marvel at the terraced slopes of the Danube-carved Wachau Valley and the castle-dotted banks of the romantic Rhine. By night, gaze out the window of your riverview stateroom as the twinkling lights of little villages drift past. Then sail the tranquil Main past red-roofed Franconian towns and Rhenish vineyards, encountering fairytale landscapes and centuries-old legends, before cruising the romantic Rhine. Will you hear Lorelei on her rock, luring sailors as you approach Rüdesheim? Stroll through lovely Vienna, “City of Music.” Admire the many medieval and baroque buildings in UNESCO-designated Bamberg. Marvel at the technological ingenuity of the MainDanube Canal, and then feel as if you’ve stepped back in time as you visit storybook towns—Rothenburg, with its charming core of Gothic churches and gabled houses; Regensburg, an architectural treasure trove; and Nuremberg, an archetypal

◀ Amsterdam,

the Netherlands 

▲ Dürnstein,

medieval German city. Experience Amsterdam’s world-class museums and Würzburg’s splendid baroque palace. ITALY

Discover the romantic history and dynamic present of three legendary rivers on a magnificent journey from imperial Vienna to lively Amsterdam.

Who will enjoy this cruise Those who wish to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and landscapes. Anyone who loves a relaxed pace and a perfect balance between sightseeing and scenic cruising.

1 2 3 4 5

Vienna (embark) Vienna Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley Engelhartszell, Passau Regensburg, cruising the MainDanube Canal 6 Roth, Nuremberg 7 Bamberg, cruising the Main River 8 Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg) 9 Wertheim 10 Cruising the Main River, Aschaffenburg 11 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River 12 Cologne 13 Amsterdam 14 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Amsterdam to Vienna DAY PORT/CITY 1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Amsterdam 3 Cologne 4 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 5 Aschaffenburg 6 Cruising the Main River, Wertheim 7 Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg) 8 Cruising the Main River, Bamberg 9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal 10 Regensburg 11 Passau, cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell 12 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein 13 Vienna 14 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport CRUISE START DATES May 6,* 17,* 30 Jun 12, 12,* 25, 25* Aug 1, 14*

Sep 20 Oct 3* Nov 9

*Cruise operates from Amsterdam to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

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European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days

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DAY 1

Vienna

Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

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DAY 2

Vienna

Engelszell Abbey for a beer and cheese tasting. Or bike along the Danube with a local guide. Complete the day’s adventures with an exploration of Passau, with its surprising Italian baroque flair. DAY 5

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour

with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour Encounter the highlights of Vienna’s Habsburg heritage, including the principal staterooms of Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace, a stunning example of baroque architecture. Or explore Vienna’s historic town center by foot and subway as the locals do, stopping for a treat at a traditional Viennese coffee house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

u b  BB  L  D

DAY 3

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Dürnstein “Village

Day” or exclusive saffron workshop and village stroll Walk with your guide through the lovely baroque village of Dürnstein and sample the local apricot schnapps. Or discover another longtime agricultural treasure of the region, saffron, which has grown here for eight hundred years; a grower and chef will teach you about this exotic spice and invite you to taste various saffron-flavored foods. Then cruise the enchanting UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. DAY 4

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One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or BMW factory visit On your tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge, Porta Praetoria (a Roman gateway), the Cathedral of St. Peter, and other treasures. For a different view of medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, which date back more than a thousand years. Alternatively, visit the BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead.

DAY 6

Roth, Nuremberg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of private visit to

Engelszell Abbey or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube river, and Passau walking tour You have many delightful options today. Enjoy a scenic sail through the Schlögener Schlinge—a beautiful oxbow in the Danube—and then visit

tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit Discover Nuremberg, a medieval gem, during a panoramic city tour. Or see the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

DAY 7

Bamberg, cruising the Main River

u b  BB  L  D

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bamberg walking tour

Explore the UNESCO-designated core of Bamberg (which has retained its medieval layout), admiring its Renaissance palaces and baroque houses.

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city

Engelhartszell, Passau

◀ Vienna,

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Regensburg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

DAY 8

u b  BB  D

DAY 11

u  BB  L  D

Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg)

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tour of Rothenburg and

FEATURED EXCURSION: Siegfried’s Museum of

Würzburg Residenz

Mechanical Musical Instruments

Explore Rothenburg, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. Then advance from the Middle Ages to the 18th century with a tour of the Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO-designated baroque palace.

Visit Rüdesheim, for a lighthearted trip to a museum full of “magical” (self-playing) musical instruments. Then, cruise the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape.

DAY 9

Wertheim

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DAY 12

Cologne

u  BB  L  FD

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with

exclusive Franconian pretzel and wine tasting demo at private wine estate

Cologne Cathedral visit

DAY 10

BB  L  D

Stroll through Old Town as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral. From every angle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

DAY 13

u b  BB  L  D

Amsterdam

FEATURED EXCURSION: Leisure stroll to Castle

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Amsterdam by canal with

In Aschaffenburg, begin with a walk up to the grounds of its central landmark—the gorgeous red-sandstone Johannisburg Castle. You’ll tour both the castle’s opulent neoclassical interiors and its extensive garden grounds before discovering more of Aschaffenburg’s charming Old Town, wandering down narrow alleys and passing timber-frame houses.

  OR  Save $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ships

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Duchess

May 6*

River Queen

May 17,* 30

$6,499 $6,499

River Duchess River Queen River Duchess

Jun 12, 25* Jun 12,* 25 Aug 1, 14* Sep 20 Oct 3* Nov 9

$6,399 $6,399 $6,399 $6,999 $6,899 $5,999

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

Cruising the Main River, Aschaffenburg Johannisburg and Gardens

Save $1,800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $1,000 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Wertheim walking tour with

Today you will visit medieval Wertheim, a gorgeous castle town at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers. After strolling through its charming Old Town, you’re in for another special treat: a delicious pretzel and wine tasting at a local village winery.

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

either Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum visit Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a cruise through its 17th-century canals, and then choose to visit one of two world-famous museums: the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum. DAY 14

Depart Amsterdam

e b  CB/BB

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam.

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ $495 + $995 + $1,375 + $1,875 + $3,195

Please see Deck Plans on pages 170 and 176. • Port Charges: $299 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

OPTIONAL PRE- AND/OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Amsterdam

Vienna

Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Amsterdam walking discovery tour   English-speaking expert   All transfers

Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Hilton Vienna Plaza (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Visit to the House of Music and Naschmarkt open-air market   English-speaking expert   All transfers

From $849 per person 

From $749 per person 

(Single supplement $379) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

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European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stately NEW S.S. Maria Theresa or the elegant River Empress All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

4 countries 12 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “European Jewels of Art and Architecture”

6,999

$ From

78

per person, cruise only

North Sea

ENGLAND

Budapest to Amsterdam

THE NETHERLANDS Amsterdam

DAY PORT/CITY

GERMANY

14-NIGHT CRUISE

Cologne

POLAND

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Würzburg Bamberg

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Miltenberg

FRANCE

Nuremberg

CZECH REPUBLIC

Regensburg Weissenkirchen

Wachau Valley

Passau Engelhartszell

Melk SWITZERLAND

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Vienna

Budapest

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY ITALY #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

SLOVENIA CRUISE

CROATIA

UNESCO SITE

Austria | Germany | Hungary | The Netherlands Adriatic Sea

TRAVEL THROUGH TIME ALONG THREE GREAT RIVERS, UNCOVERING THE TRUE JEWELS OF EUROPEAN HISTORY, CULTURE, AND ART. Embark on a history-steeped, perfectly paced European journey that takes you through four countries along three great rivers—the Danube, Main, and Rhine—and to countless UNESCO World Heritage sites. When you step into Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, you are entering a center of learning that influenced all of Europe. Walk through the medieval lanes of Bamberg and see a layout that established a model for urban development across the Continent. Stand beneath the Würzburg Residenz’s soaring ceiling fresco and understand that, even centuries ago, art knew no boundaries, as artists like Tiepolo traveled from Italy to work throughout the Habsburg Empire. Appreciate the more-modern ingenuity of the Main-Danube Canal, as your ship navigates a series of intricate locks.

◀ Budapest,

Hungary 

▲ Würzburg,

Throughout your journey, you’ll sample regional delicacies and sip the fine Rieslings that hail from the Rhine River Valley. From Budapest to Vienna, you’ll marvel at the jewels of Europe.

Who will enjoy this cruise Adventurers who wish to discover the full panoply of European culture and history; art and architecture aficionados intrigued by medieval and baroque grandeur; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.

1 2 3 4 5

Budapest (embark) Budapest Cruising the Danube River Vienna Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) 6 Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau 7 Regensburg 8 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg UKRAINE 9 Bamberg, cruising the Main River 10 Würzburg 11 Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg 12 Frankfurt (Heidelberg or Frankfurt) 13 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River 14 Cologne 15 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport ROMANIA Amsterdam to Budapest DAY PORT/CITY 1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Cologne 3 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 4 Frankfurt (Heidelberg or Frankfurt) 5 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River 6 Würzburg 7 Cruising the Main River 8 Bamberg 9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal 10 Regensburg 11 Passau, cruising the Danube River 12 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) 13 Vienna 14 Budapest 15 Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport CRUISE START DATES May  3,* 13,* 17, 27, 31* Jun 10,* 14, 24, 28* Jul 12, 22,* 26*

Aug Sep Oct Nov

5, 9, 23* 2,* 6, 16, 20* 4, 18* 1, 15*

*Cruise operates from Amsterdam to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

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European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days

DAY 1

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Budapest

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. DAY 2

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Budapest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city

tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour A panoramic coach tour shows you the UNESCOdesignated highlights of the city. Or discover the Budapest that locals love with a visit to the Grand Market, a walk to Károlyi Garden, and a stop at a famous coffee house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3

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Cruising the Danube River

DAY 6

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Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking

tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube river Discover accessible and charming Passau on your guided walking tour and then hear the magnificent pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Or bike along the beautiful Danube River with an expert guide. Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available May 1 – October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates.

Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic sailing through Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria.

DAY 7

DAY 4

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in

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Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour

with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour Unearth Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along Ringstrasse and to Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace. Or, opt to explore “Vienna, City of Arts” with a visit to the Kunstkammer wing of the Art History Museum and Belvedere Palace.

Regensburg

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One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or BMW factory visit Discover one of Germany’s unspoiled, UNESCOdesignated medieval gems in Regensburg, or tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community. For a change of pace, you might choose to visit the BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead.

Note: The Art History Museum is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Albertina Museum will be visited instead.

DAY 8

DAY 5

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city

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Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Weissenkirchen

Cross the European continental divide as you cruise through the Main-Danube Canal en route to Nuremberg. Explore the highlights of this archetypal medieval city, or tour the city’s most

“Village Day” with exclusive fruit brandy distillery visit or exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit ◀ Heidelberg,

Germany

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Relax onboard this morning as you sail through the enchanting UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Then stroll through the lovely village of Weissenkirchen and sample either the local schnapps or wine. Or, visit Melk’s magnificent baroque abbey.

CB/BB  Continental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner  WD  Welcome Gala Dinner  FD  Farewell Gala Dinner

important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, where the famous Nuremberg trials took place. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

DAY 9

Bamberg, cruising the Main River

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bamberg walking

tour or exclusive Franconian “Village Day” farm and village visit Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, or get a taste of the countryside as you explore a farm and village in the Franconian hills. Then relax onboard as your ship wends its way down the serene Main River. DAY 10

Würzburg

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Würzburg Residenz visit

Visit the exquisite Würzburg Residenz, a treasure trove of baroque art and architecture. DAY 11

DAY 12

Frankfurt (Heidelberg or Frankfurt)

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full-day

Heidelberg visit* or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour Visit Heidelberg, home to the most beautiful Renaissance castle ruins in Europe. Or, see Frankfurt as the locals do, with a guided walking tour.

Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg FEATURED EXCURSION: Miltenberg walking tour with

exclusive “Village Day” Discover charming and historic Miltenberg with a walking tour followed by a beer tasting at one of Miltenberg’s famous breweries. Or, make an exclusive visit to a farm in a nearby village; learn about watercolor painting with an artist in her home; or enjoy a hike up to Helmstetter vineyard or the nearby castle ruins.

This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

  OR  Save $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

DAY 13

Ships

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

S.S. Maria Theresa River Empress S.S. Maria Theresa River Empress S.S. Maria Theresa River Empress S.S. Maria Theresa River Empress S.S. Maria Theresa

May 3* May 13* May 17 May 27 May 31* Jun 10* Jun 14 Jun 24 Jun 28* Jul 12 Jul 22* Jul 26* Aug 5 Aug 9 Aug 23* Sep 2* Sep 6 Sep 16 Sep 20* Oct 4 Oct 18* Nov 1 Nov 15*

$7,699 $6,999 $7,799 $7,099 $7,799 $7,099 $7,799 $7,099 $7,799 $7,699 $7,099 $7,699 $7,099 $7,699 $7,949 $7,599 $8,199 $7,599 $7,999 $7,899 $7,499 $7,099 $6,999

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Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River FEATURED EXCURSION: Gondola ride to the

Niederwald Monument Take a scenic gondola ride above the vineyards of Rüdesheim to the Niederwald Monument. Later, cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley. DAY 14

Cologne

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Cologne Cathedral visit Visit Cologne’s beloved Gothic cathedral—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

DAY 15

Depart Amsterdam

PRICING PER PERSON

River Empress S.S. Maria Theresa River Empress S.S. Maria Theresa River Empress S.S. Maria Theresa River Empress S.S. Maria Theresa

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Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam.

OPTIONAL PRE- AND/OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Amsterdam

Budapest

Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Amsterdam walking discovery tour   English-speaking expert   All transfers

Included in your 3-day stay:  2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Discovery walk of national treasures   English-speaking expert   All transfers

From $849 per person 

From $649 per person 

(Single supplement $379) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

Save $1,800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $1,200 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014.

*Note: Lunch is not included with the full-day Heidelberg tour.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with

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EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

(Single supplement $319) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Budapest.

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

S.S. Maria Theresa Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite Royal Suite

+ $625 + $1,570 + $2,295 + $2,895 + $3,995 + $7,995

River Empress Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ $595 + $1,175 + $1,595 + $2,195 + $3,495

Please see Deck Plans on pages 162 and 178. • Port Charges: $322 per person  • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: TRAVEL

Grand European Explorer

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess 2 nights in Prague at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar)

Prague to Bucharest | 19 Days

2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar)

NEW for 2015

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners 2 Captain’s Welcome and 2 Captain’s Farewell Receptions 2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

8 countries 14 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts

Austria | Bulgaria | Croatia | Czech Republic | Germany | Hungary | Romania | Serbia

ART, MUSIC, ASTONISHING NATURAL BEAUTY, AND FASCINATING HISTORY AWAIT YOU AS YOU EXPLORE THE BEST THAT CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE HAVE TO OFFER. Beautifully preserved Prague has enchanted visitors for ages, but it is only a tiny part of this extraordinary voyage through eight nations. Sail past quaint villages and great cities on the glorious Danube, visiting baroque abbeys and medieval cathedrals, tasting fine wines, and encountering new cultures. Along the way, you’ll uncover the splendid Habsburg capitals of Vienna and Budapest, as well as the many hidden treasures of Croatia, Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria.

Exclusive special music event On select departures May through September, guests will enjoy an extraordinary treat: an exclusive, onboard concert by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music).

Grand European Explorer is a combination of: Delightful Danube & Prague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 60 Eastern Europe Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 64

Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures

Who will enjoy this cruise Travelers seeking to become more intimate with this part of Europe, and admirers of the culture and history of the European people will all relish the personal experiences they gain on this trip. 82

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$ From

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Prague to Bucharest

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Bucharest to Prague

DAY PORT/CITY

DAY PORT/CITY

DAY PORT/CITY

DAY PORT/CITY

1 Prague

11

Budapest, cruising the Danube River

1 Bucharest

11

Budapest, cruising the Danube River

Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek)

3 Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark), Rousse

12

Cruising the Danube River, Vienna

4

13

2 Prague 3

4

5

Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark)

12

Cruising the MainDanube Canal, Regensburg

13 Belgrade 14

Cruising the Iron Gates

Cruising the Danube River, Passau

15

Vidin, cruising the Danube River

16

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo)

6 Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River 7

Spitz, cruising the Wachau Valley

8 Vienna 9

Cruising the Danube River, Budapest

6

Cruising the Iron Gates Vukovar (Osijek), cruising the Danube River

18 Bucharest

9

Cruising the Danube River, Budapest

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Prague, transfer to the airport

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14-NIGHT CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Princess

Apr 27* May 11 May 25* Jun 22 Jul 6* Aug 3 Aug 17* Sep 14 Sep 28*

Cruise/Tour

$8,299 $8,399 $8,499 $8,499 $8,299 $8,299 $8,499 $8,899 $8,799

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

4 3 2 1

+ $525 + $1,150 + $1,575 + $2,175 + $3,895

• Port Charges: $322 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Prague. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Prague, deduct $400 per person from the base cruise/tour price. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

◀ Opposite

Giurgiu

SERBIA

PRICING PER PERSON

Bucharest

Iron Gates

Belgrade

MONTENEGRO

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Please see Deck Plan on page 180.

Danu i v er

This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Category Category Category Category Suite

Budapest

ALBANIA LAND

19

ROMANIA Osijek

  OR  Save $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015.

18 Prague

HUNGARY

CROATIA

This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

17 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague

SLOVAKIA

Adriatic Sea

NIGHTS ONSHORE

Cruising the MainDanube Canal

UKRAINE

Vukovar BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

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16

POLAND

Engelhartszell Vienna D anu

ITALY

Cruising the Danube River, Regensburg

CZECH REPUBLIC

Wachau Spitz Valley

SLOVENIA

15

10 Budapest

Prague

Nuremberg

Passau

SWITZERLAND

Cruising the Danube River, Vidin

8

Regensburg

GERMANY

5

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Spitz

14 Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau

7 Belgrade

2

Main-Danube Canal

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo)

17 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest 19 Bucharest, transfer to the airport

10 Budapest

FRANCE

2 Bucharest

Save $1,800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $1,200 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014.

Vidin

Rousse Ivanovo

Veliko Tarnovo Arbanassi

BULGARIA MACEDONIA

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Black Sea

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YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: TRAVEL

Grand European River Voyage

25-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the imperial River Duchess 2 nights in Istanbul at the InterContinental Istanbul (or similar) with breakfast

Amsterdam to Istanbul | 29 Days

1 night in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 28 breakfasts, 23 lunches, 25 dinners 2 Captain’s Welcome and 2 Captain’s Farewell Receptions 2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

10 countries 23 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs Austria | Bulgaria | Croatia | Germany | Hungary | The Netherlands | Romania | Serbia | Slovakia | Turkey

11 UNESCO World Heritage sites

DISCOVER THE BEST OF EUROPE ON ONE GRAND JOURNEY FROM THE BLACK SEA TO THE NORTH SEA.

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

For centuries, people have dreamed of linking the great rivers of Europe, making it possible to travel by water across the continent between the Black and North Seas. Today that dream is a reality. Prepare for the cruise of a lifetime as you travel the length of Europe through 10 nations, exploring wonders of both the Old World and the New, East, and West. Sail the romantic Rhine, the languid Main, and the captivating Danube, witnessing dazzling natural beauty and incomparable architectural feats. Visit no fewer than six capital cities (Amsterdam, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade, and Bucharest) and a dozen towns and villages—with time to explore each. Enjoy numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the castle-dotted Upper Middle Rhine Valley and magnificent Cologne Cathedral. 84

From Amsterdam to Bucharest, you’ll experience the real Europe before being awestruck by storied Istanbul, with its spectacular architecture and stunning history—a fitting close to a truly remarkable journey.

Who will enjoy this cruise Travelers wishing to discover Europe’s past and present, from east to west, Amsterdam to Istanbul, on one astonishing journey.

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures

Grand European River Voyage is a combination of: European Serenade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 74 Imperial Capitals of Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 68 Add optional Amsterdam extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 77

13,098

$ From

 per person, cruise/tour

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Amsterdam to Istanbul

Istanbul to Amsterdam

DAY PORT/CITY

DAY PORT/CITY

DAY PORT/CITY

DAY PORT/CITY

1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Amsterdam 3 Cologne 4 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 5 Aschaffenburg 6 Cruising the Main River, Wertheim 7 Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg) 8 Cruising the Main River, Bamberg 9 Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube Canal 10 Regensburg 11 Passau, cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell 12 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein 13-16 Vienna 17 Bratislava

18 Szentendre Island, cruising the Danube River, Budapest 19 Budapest 20 Mohács (Pécs) 21 Osijek 22 Belgrade 23 Cruising the Iron Gates 24 Vidin, cruising the Danube River 25 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Ivanovo and Rusenski countryside) 26 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest hotel 27 Bucharest, fly to Istanbul, transfer to Istanbul hotel 28 Istanbul 29 Istanbul, transfer to the airport

1-2 Istanbul 3 Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer to Bucharest hotel 4 Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark), Rousse 5 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Ivanovo and Rusenski countryside) 6 Cruising the Danube River, Vidin 7 Cruising the Iron Gates 8 Belgrade 9 Vukovar (Osijek) 10 Mohács (Pécs) 11 Budapest 12 Budapest, Szentendre Island 13 Bratislava 14-17 Vienna

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North Sea

ENGLAND

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BELARUS

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Cologne

BELGIUM

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GERMANY

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POLAND

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HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

CROATIA

ITALY Mediterranean Sea

Adriatic Sea

Pécs Osijek

UKRAINE

This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Duchess

May 6 May 28* Jun 25 Jul 17* Aug 14 Sep 5* Oct 3 Oct 25*

Cruise/Tour

$13,199 $13,299 $13,199 $13,199 $13,199 $14,199 $13,999 $13,098

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ $845 + $1,725 + $2,575 + $3,625 + $6,245

MOLDOVA

LAND

Iron Gates Bucharest 1 Vukovar Rousse BOSNIA & D a n Giurgiu Belgrade ube Ri v er HERZEIvanovo GOVINA Rusenski SERBIA Vidin Veliko Countryside Tarnovo Arbanassi MONTENEGRO Black Sea BULGARIA

CRUISE

• Port Charges: $598 per person RUSSIA • Prices shown above include cruise in7-NIGHT Category 5, double occupancy. CRUISE • 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. • Prices above include intra-tour air flight. *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Istanbul to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Istanbul, deduct $700 per person from the base cruise/tour price. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Mohács

ALBANIA

NIGHTS ONSHORE

  OR  Save $800 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015.

ROMANIA

MACEDONIA

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This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

Please see Deck Plan on page 176.

THE NETHERLANDS

25-NIGHT CRUISE

Save $2,000 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $1,600 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014.

GREECE

FLIGHT

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Italy’s Po River & the Venice Lagoon EXPERIENCE THE MANY JEWELS OF THE RENAISSANCE IN NORTHERN ITALY, VENICE, FLORENCE, AND ROME.

There truly is no place on earth quite like Italy. From the palazzo-lined canals of Venice to the olive groves of Tuscany, Italy offers enough historical, cultural, and natural wonders to delight even the most experienced traveler. Discover “Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy” with Uniworld’s 8-day voyage onboard the River Countess (Travel + Leisure’s highest-rated cruise ship in the world). You’ll get an insider’s look at all the “must see” sights of Venice before exploring Italy’s northern gems. Visit enchanting Verona—the home of literature’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet; Bologna, Italy’s culinary capital; Padua, a great center of learning; UNESCO-designated Ravenna; and Ferrara, “Italy’s best-kept secret.” If you have a little more time to spend, extend your trip to include Florence and Rome on our 13-day “Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome” itinerary. You’ll travel from Northern Italy to the beautiful Tuscan countryside and on to Rome, visiting delightful enotecas, Tuscan wine estates, Florence’s Accademia Gallery, and Rome’s greatest sites as you go.

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YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice to Venice | 8 Days

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

1 country 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio– headset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “La Serenissima: The Lagoon of Venice”

3,399

$ From

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per person, cruise only

GERMANY

Venice to Venice SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

DAY PORT/CITY

SLOVENIA 7-NIGHT CRUISE

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FRANCE

Verona

Padua

Polesella Ferrara Bologna Ligurian Sea

Venice Chioggia

CROATIA

Po Delta area Taglio di Po Ravenna

1

Venice (embark)

2

Venice

3

Venice, Chioggia (Padua), Taglio di Po

4

Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

5

Polesella (Ravenna), Taglio di Po (Po Delta area), Chioggia, Venice

6

Venice (Verona)

7

Venice

8

Venice (disembark), transfer to the airport

Adriatic Sea

ITALY

CRUISE START DATES

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 Mediterranean Sea

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LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Italy

Jul CELEBRATE THE “QUEEN OF THE ADRIATIC” AND UNCOVER THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF NORTHERN ITALY. Corsica Renaissance palazzi float mirage-like above the lagoon as singing gondoliers pole past. Such sights and sounds could occur in only one place in the world: Venice. This odyssey of Northern Italy’s best begins and ends in this iconic city, the “Queen of the Adriatic.” But Venice is not the only storied city in Northern Italy; Padua, Bologna, Ferrara, Verona, and Ravenna may lie slightly off the beaten path, but they offer stunning sights and amazing experiences as reward to the curious traveler. Uniworld takes you on a romantic journey to uncover the very best of this region in unparalleled comfort and convenience. Ensconced in the luxury of your floating boutique hotel, you need only relax and let the finest sights in Northern Italy come to you. Spend five nights in Venice, soaking up the enchantment of the city, including an exclusive evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica. Discover the charm of seaside Chioggia and the serenity of the lovely

Venice, Italy

Po Delta Nature Reserve. Explore medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus; “bountiful” Bologna, Italy’s culinary capital; Verona, the famed city of Romeo and Juliet; UNESCOdesignated Ferrara, one of Italy’s best-kept secrets; and Ravenna, the stunning “City of Mosaics.”

5, 12, 19, 26

Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Each of these enchanting locales offers authentic insights into Northern Italian culture, and they’re yours to uncover on “Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy.”

Who will enjoy this cruise Romantics, connoisseurs of food and wine, and lovers of art and architecture. Experienced travelers looking to explore the hidden gems of Northern Italy.

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Arrive at Venice Marco Polo International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. After you’ve settled into your floating hotel, consider jumping right into Venetian culture with a private boat ride to a nearby arts center where you’ll see the fine arts of glassblowing and lace-making on display. DAY 2

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and exclusive evening–opening of St. Mark’s Basilica Venice, which was founded in the sixth century, controlled all European trade with the East during the Middle Ages. Local guides will lead you through hidden alleys where tourists rarely go to the Piazza San Marco and the Doge’s Palace, which is brimming with artistic treasures. The tour concludes at Rialto Bridge; stay in the city and explore on your own, or return to the ship. Cap off your day with a most memorable experience: an exclusive, crowd-free visit to spectacular St. Mark’s Basilica. In the evening enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: It is not always possible to arrange after-hour visits to St. Mark’s Basilica. If religious functions or festivities are taking place in the evening, we will visit during regular hours.

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DAY 4

Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

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to Bologna with exclusive pasta-making workshop with lunch or half-day excursion to Ferrara with lunch onboard Spend the whole day in Bologna, called la grassa, meaning “bountiful.” Its portico-lined streets are home to the oldest university in Europe. But does it really have the best food in Northern Italy? You be the judge. There’s more to the city than Bolognese sauce, that’s for sure—there’s Parma ham, parmesan cheese, and perhaps the best tortellini in the world, all on lavish display in the amazing food markets. Join a pasta-making workshop and learn how to create your own fabulous pasta. Or spend a half day in UNESCO-designated Ferrara, one of Italy’s bestkept secrets, where you’ll discover how the city became an artistic hub for the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, and Petrarch, among others.

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Polesella (Ravenna), Taglio di Po (Po Delta area), Chioggia, Venice FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of half-day

to Padua or Chioggia walking discovery tour

excursion to Po Delta area with seafood lunch or full-day excursion to Ravenna, “City of Mosaics”

Enjoy magnificent farewell views of “The Floating City’s” greatest sites, including the Grand Canal, as your ship departs Venice. Then visit the medieval walled city of Padua, one of Italy’s oldest towns and home to one of the oldest universities in the world. Here, many notable scholars sought academic freedom, including Galileo and Copernicus, and two of Italy’s most famous writers, Dante and Petrarch, were students. Join your local guide on a walking tour of Padua through ancient arcades and porticos

Today, you have two delightful options. You can visit the beautiful Po Delta area, just south of Venice on the Northern Adriatic Sea. The Po Delta Nature Reserve contains 2 million trees of 150 different species, and you’ll learn about many of them on today’s tour. After enjoying the scenery, you’ll journey to the fishing town of Chioggia and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch. Or, if you prefer, you can travel to ancient Ravenna, the “City of Mosaics.” You’ll join your guide on a tour of Ravenna’s

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to Palazzo della Ragione, Padua’s historic city center, and enjoy a treat at a local café. Or, explore Chioggia on foot. This gem of a city is much like a miniature Venice, with its canals, narrow streets, and medieval churches. Later in the afternoon, reboard your ship in Taglio di Po and sail to Polesella.

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city of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare endowed Verona with enduring fame when he wrote of two star-crossed lovers, but Verona has been an important city in Northern Italy for two thousand years. Today you’ll see its extraordinary pink-marble-sheathed Roman arena, where many famous composers, musicians, and opera singers still perform. Savor the magic of Verona and get swept away in its romance. Or, enjoy a full day at leisure in Venice.

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See Venice like the locals do on this immersive walking tour of the Dorsoduro district and the Rialto, the city’s historic core, where you’ll find the Rialto Market stretched along the Grand Canal. As you stroll among the stalls of local produce, meat, fish, and specialty goods, you’ll get a feel for the authentic market experience—you’ll even get the chance to indulge in a Venetian aperitivo. During the afternoon, sail through the scenic Venice Lagoon and enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner in the evening. DAY 8

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Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess 2 nights in Florence at the Hotel Brunelleschi (or similar) with breakfast 3 nights in Rome at the Parco dei Principi (or similar) with breakfast

Venice to Rome | 13 Days

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All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

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DISCOVER THE DIVERSE PLEASURES OF LA DOLCE VITA AS YOU MAKE YOUR WAY FROM VENICE TO ROME.

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Birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy has given the world a splendid legacy of art, architecture, music, and poetry. No heritage is more splendid than that of Venice, the waterbound city adorned with luminous architecture and romantic canals. Experience the sheer bliss of spending five nights in Venice onboard your luxury floating hotel, conveniently docked so you can easily walk off the ship to indulge in all the pleasures this magnificent city has to offer. You will also discover Northern Italy’s superstars of Renaissance and Gothic treasures: Padua, Bologna, Verona, Ferrara, and Ravenna. These gems provide authentic insight into Northern Italian culture.

Then travel to Florence, where the Renaissance began. See astonishing works by Michelangelo, Rafael, Donatello, and Boticelli and savor a spectacular homemade lunch and a Chianti wine tasting at Castello di Verrazzano. A fitting ending to your Italian adventure awaits in Rome, the “Eternal City,” with all of its wonders: the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel, and so much more.

Who will enjoy this cruise Art historians who want to trace the Renaissance from its most famous cities—Rome, Florence, and Venice—to the hidden gems of Northern Italy.

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “La Serenissima: The Lagoon of Venice” For more details on cruise-only itinerary, see pages 88–91.

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landmark cathedral, to the historic Piazza della Signoria. Then take in the views of the Palazzo Pitti from the banks of the Arno; this Renaissance palace once housed the mighty Medici family.

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+$275 +$575 +$875 +$1,375 +$2,495

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France’s Seine, Rhône, Saône, Garonne, Gironde & Dordogne Rivers PARIS AND NORMANDY IN THE NORTH; PROVENCE AND BURGUNDY IN THE SOUTH; BORDEAUX IN THE SOUTHWEST— UNIWORLD SAILS FRANCE IN STYLE.

France’s rivers offer visitors an abundance of delightful experiences. Have you longed to see the romantic bridges of Paris and the beaches of Normandy? Perhaps you dream of Provençal sunshine and famous Côtes du Rhône wines. Or maybe you want to venture to ancient Aquitaine, with its charming towns, world-class wines, and lively capital city, Bordeaux. All your dreams are possible with our distinctive French boutique river cruises: “Paris & Normandy,” “Burgundy & Provence,” or “Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux.” To truly experience the joie de vivre in France, consider one of our extended itineraries, which merge two perfectly planned voyages into one: “Grand France” (“Paris & Normandy” with “Burgundy & Provence”) or “A Portrait of Majestic France” (“Paris & Normandy” with “Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux”). The piece de resistance for the true Francophile? Our new “Ultimate France” itinerary, which combines “Paris & Normandy,” “Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux,” and “Burgundy & Provence” into one extraordinary French adventure.

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Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris | 8 Days

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

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All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

1 country 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 1 UNESCO World Heritage site Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Seine River in Impressionist Paintings” Exclusive Multigenerational FamilyFriendly Program on select departures

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COMBINE A PASSION FOR THE GOOD LIFE WITH ART, CULTURE, AND BRILLIANT LANDSCAPES AND YOU HAVE NORTHERN FRANCE. Is there a more romantic city in the world than Paris? Stroll

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along the Seine as evening falls and the lights begin to glimmer on the water. Stop by a café in the Latin Quarter for an aperitif while an accordion plays in the background. Marvel at Notre Dame’s flying buttresses and magnificently grotesque gargoyles. Paris’s charm is without peer, and it is the perfect place to begin and end your Seine River journey.

Students of history will be fascinated by the D-Day memorial sites and the square in Rouen where Joan of Arc was martyred. Artists will delight in Monet’s Giverny and Van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise. And all Francophiles will embrace the indelible, ineffable magic of Paris.

Once onboard your ship, simply unpack and relax, letting the serene Seine carry you through the countryside. See for yourself the landscapes immortalized by so many great artists. Breathe in the fragrance of Monet’s garden in Giverny as you cross the Japanese bridge he made famous. Stand on the beach of Honfleur where Courbet and Boudin set up their easels to paint fishing vessels sailing into port. And walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the town where he spent his final months. Immerse yourself in a fascinating and inviting land, rich in legend, history, and art.

Share the allure of France with the special young people in your life on select summer sailings. These special cruises are not only fun and adventurous for families to enjoy, but they are also culturally and historically significant, and designed to spark creativity and life-long learning.

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Château Gaillard Visit Monet’s home in his beloved village of Giverny, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years. When Monet bought the property, most of it was an orchard; he transformed it over the years into the enchanted vision that he painted, essentially creating each work of art twice: once as a living garden and again as a painting. Stroll through the grounds and admire the familiar Japanese bridge and water garden that inspired him. Though the town suffered bomb damage during WWII, you’ll still be able to recognize many scenes from the master’s iconic paintings. Step even further into the past with a hike to Château Gaillard. Your adventure takes you to the dramatic white-stone remains of Richard the Lionheart’s 12th-century stronghold. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: Giverny will be closed during the March 15, 22, 29, and November 1 cruise departure dates. Instead of Giverny, guests will visit the gardens of Versailles.

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by surrounding you with images from archival material, the 360° cinema puts you in the middle of the action. Or choose to visit Juno Beach, where the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division landed, and take in the exhibits at the Canadian Center. Or, after spending time in Arromanches, drive to Bayeux to see the famous 11th-century tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings. Continue to the Allied landing sites at Omaha Beach before visiting a haunting reminder of the Allied forces’ hard fight for freedom—the American Cemetery. Located in Colleville-sur-Mer, near the section of coastline designated “Omaha Beach,” the cemetery and memorial honor American soldiers who lost their lives while fighting in Europe. Should you wish to pay your respects, you’ll be provided with flowers. DAY 4

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tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Seine River Rouen, founded in pre-Roman times and the medieval capital of the region, has managed to preserve many notable buildings despite being invaded, conquered, and bombed countless times over the years. Your visit will take you to the stunning Gothic cathedrals, the haunting medieval quarter, and the Gros Horloge, a Renaissance clock tower. The walk ends at Vieux Marché, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake by the English in 1431. Or enjoy a bike ride along the Seine with an expert guide. The Seine River banks are popular with locals, and cycling on the docks is part of the quintessential Rouen experience.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Full-day Normandy

Beaches with choice of Arromanches 360° Cinema or Juno Beach and Canadian Centre or Tapestry Museum in Bayeux Normandy’s proximity to the sea has made it the site of many battles, including the famous D-Day Invasion by Allied forces during WWII. Before visiting the beaches of Normandy, you’ll experience the spectacular circular cinema at Arromanches;

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After crossing the river delta via the majestic Normandy Bridge, travel through the Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a charming French harbor town re-created in paintings by such artists as

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Monet, Courbet, and the painter who inspired so many others to come to Honfleur: Eugene Boudin. Charles Baudelaire, the French poet, called Boudin’s stormy pictures of the harbor “meteorological beauties.” Tour the former smugglers’ harbor of Vieux Bassin—the most frequently painted scene in Honfleur—and St. Catherine’s church, which was built by shipwrights. DAY 6

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Footsteps” walking tour of Auvers-sur-Oise Find yourself in Auvers-sur-Oise, following the footsteps of impressionist master Vincent van Gogh. The ill-fated artist spent just the last two months of his life here, but in that time he painted many of its buildings, including the Town Hall, the church, and the home of his physician, Dr. Gachet. Your guide will transport you to the 19th century and give you a true-to-life sense of the artist’s final days as you stand in the very place where Van Gogh set his easel. You can see the former inn where he stayed until his death in 1890 and then visit his tomb in the “new cemetery” (inaugurated in 1858). Van Gogh is buried beside his brother, Theo, who died a year later. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

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or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour Your panoramic city tour includes the most Parisian of sights: the grand Champs-Élysées, where you will pass the Arc de Triomphe before stopping at the Champs de Mars for an opportunity to photograph the Eiffel Tower. Then continue on to the Place Vendôme, Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Latin Quarter. Then it’s on to Les Invalides, the Louvre courtyard, and Luxembourg Gardens, where you can stretch your legs and see a slice of Parisian life. Or, take a more intimate look at Parisian daily life with a walking tour of the Île de la Cité, the historic center of Paris, which is home to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. Your tour also includes a stop by a traditional open-air market to shop as the Parisians do for bread, cheese, and other regional delicacies. DAY 8

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Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux Bordeaux to Bordeaux | 8 Days

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7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking River Royale All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

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All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

1 country 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Aquitaine: Three Rivers, One Ocean, and a Unique Land”

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châteaux to its breathtaking estuary, Bordeaux (as the region is also known) is an oenophile’s paradise and every traveler’s dream. You’ll sail three stunning rivers—the Garonne, the Dordogne, and the Gironde—on one amazing journey, all aboard your elegant floating hotel. Savor the unique heritage of southwest France, from delightful Pauillac, the gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, to elegant Bordeaux, the “Pearl of the Aquitaine.” Discover limestone cliffs and picturesque hamlets on the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. Explore Saint-Émilion’s astonishing 12th-century Monolithic Church, and enjoy the beautiful Médoc vineyards from the seat of a bicycle.

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duck confit, caviar d’Aquitaine, and oysters. And delve deeply into the Bordeaux region’s exalted wines. You’ll taste lovely Médoc vintages; visit the cellars of Premier Grand Cru in Saint-Émilion, where you’ll savor the world’s most highly rated wines; and embark upon a study of Sauternes (this region’s sweet vin), meeting the winemakers and enjoying a wine-pairing lunch at Châteaux d’Arche. Garonne River

Though settled by the Romans and formerly ruled by the English, Aquitaine is profoundly French. From its noble

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With great food and wine; the charming towns of Bergerac, Saint-Émilion, and Bordeaux; and ample time to take in the breathtaking scenery, you´ll discover the douceur de vivre (sweet life) this region is known for.

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tour with exclusive wine tasting or exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard bicycle ride with wine tasting Set sail on the Garonne for the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route. In Pauillac, you’ll begin a panoramic tour of the heart of the Haut-Médoc AOC (or appellation d’origine contrôlée, a geographical designation that denotes where grapes are grown) before enjoying a visit to a winery where you’ll get a chance to taste the celebrated Médoc wines. Or experience the terroir in an entirely different way: with a guided bike ride through the beautiful Médoc vineyards. You’ll get an up-close look at the vines and a real feel for the atmosphere—the earth, the sunshine—of this famous wine-growing region. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3

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Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress and exclusive private evening tour of Bordeaux Be treated to a scenic drive alongside limestone cliffs on a little road called the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. The road winds through the picturesque hamlets of Pain de Sucre, Marmisson, and Roque de Thau, where you’ll find charming stone houses built by 19th-century ship captains. Return to Blaye for a guided walk through the 17th-century citadel built by famed military engineer Vauban. Its fortress and tunnels are a UNESCO monument. Board the ship to sail back to Bordeaux. Upon returning to Bordeaux, enjoy an exclusive evening tour. Bordeaux under the stars—what could be more magical? After Paris, Bordeaux has more protected buildings than any other French city. From the alleyways of the Saint-Pierre district to the avenues of the Place des Quinconces, you’ll see why Queen Elizabeth II deemed Bordeaux “the essence of elegance.”

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12th century. After touring Saint-Émilion, you’ll visit the cellars of a Premier Grand Cru estate where you’ll taste some of the world’s most highly rated wines.

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the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride through the city

Vous êtes arrivé à Cadillac, the area known for producing sweet dessert wines under the celebrated Cadillac AOC designation. Today, you’ll embark on a study of Sauternes, the sweet wine which is named for the region. Sauternes is made from grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, or noble rot, a fungus that causes a raisin-like decay, resulting in a concentrated and distinctly flavored sweet wine.

See Bordeaux à pied on a fascinating walking tour of the Golden Triangle, where you’ll encounter the very best the city has to offer. Explore luxury food halls, sample Bordeaux’s famous canelés and chocolates, discover marvelous 18th-century architecture, and visit an elegant wine bar popular with locals.

You’ll meet the winemakers and enjoy an elegant wine-pairing lunch at Château d’Arche, a nearly 100-acre vineyard with a 17th-century manor house. Enjoy a fabulous luncheon paired with three Sauternes wines of different estates and vintages. You’ll discover the characteristics of each wine: the flavors that result from the different terroir and the different personalities of the wine makers. This wine not only pairs well with desserts—it also proves an exciting match to smoked salmon and beautifully balances a spicy meal. Learn how easy (and fun!) it is to pair a sweet wine with a whole new variety of dishes. The tour concludes with an opportunity to see the grounds of the legendary wine estate, Château d’Yquem, a Premier Cru Supérieur and producer of some of the world’s most sought-after and exclusive wines. A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

If you’re looking for something more active, enjoy the “Pearl of Aquitaine” from the seat of a bike on a guided ride. You’ll have plenty of free time to further enjoy Bordeaux on your own. Revisit some of the places you saw on your tour, explore new sights, or indulge in a little shopping. The choice is yours! DAY 8

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Paris

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Burgundy & Provence Avignon to Lyon | 8 Days

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the striking S.S. Catherine All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

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All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

1 country 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

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FROM CÔTES DU RHÔNE TO CRÊPES SUZETTE AND SUN-GLAZED FIELDS TO VAN GOGH’S ARLES—THIS IS A JOURNEY OF EXQUISITE PLEASURE FOR ALL YOUR SENSES. on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you. You’ll cruise the serene Rhône and Saône rivers on Uniworld’s striking Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to the hum and thrum of lively Lyon’s Les Halles food market—along the way. Provence, once an independent country, has retained a unique identity shaped by the Rhône delta, the welcoming Mediterranean coast, and a hospitable climate. Discover a Roman amphitheater still in use after millennia. Ramble through markets erected on the cobbled squares of delightful villages, and visit the magnificent Palace of the Popes before

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entering beautiful Burgundy. Admire the Maison des Chevaliers (“House of Knights”) in picturesque Viviers and spend a morning in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, exploring a palatial medieval hospital where world-famous wine auctions have taken place for hundreds of years. Come, explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence,” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

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Travelers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes, and wine connoisseurs.

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tour and Palace of the Popes or exclusive “Off the Beaten Path” Avignon walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” kayak ride on the Gardon River Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, brims with history, culture, art, and life, as you’ll see on your walking tour of the “City of the Popes.” Start at the medieval ramparts and continue to Clock Tower Square, where colorful café terraces face the magnificent City Hall, the Opera Theatre, and classic mansions. Then it’s on to Popes’ Palace Square for an inside view of the maze of galleries, chambers, and chapels that make up the grand Palace of the Popes, where seven fourteenth-century popes resided during a turbulent period in church history. Or opt instead to discover Avignon’s picturesque

FEATURED EXCURSION: Exclusive “Intimate Viviers

through music” tour Lovely Viviers, which developed around its 12thcentury cathedral, retains much of its historic charm. Founded in the fifth century, Viviers was once an important regional capital; stone houses, dating to the Middle Ages, still line the tiny lanes. You’ll walk through its charming Old Town, seeing a mix of medieval and Renaissance structures, including the Maison des Chevaliers (House of Knights), before climbing Rue du Château to reach St. Vincent Cathedral. After enjoying the stunning views, you’ll be welcomed into the 12th-century cathedral for a lovely recital of music composed by Puccini, Bach, and Handel. BB L D

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and Tain l’Hermitage “Village Day” with wine tasting or Hermitage Vineyards walking tour with wine tasting, and exclusive Lyon “Illuminations” tour Nestled among famous vineyards, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are an ideal destination for true connoisseurs of wine. Visit Tournon and its historic castle, then cross the Marc Seguin suspension bridge and indulge in some midvalley Côtes du Rhône wines from the Hermitage, a wine-growing district credentialed by Louis XIV. Or, if you’re feeling particularly active, you can visit the Hermitage vineyards and then see the cities from above with a walking tour through the lovely hillside garden, Le Jardin d’Eden. Spectacular

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Enchanted by the light and the vivid colors of Provence, Vincent van Gogh produced more than 300 paintings and drawings in just 15 months, including Starry Night. During your walking tour, discover Van Gogh’s Arles, as well as a wealth of fascinating Roman monuments, among them the Amphitheater and the Baths of Constantine, which were built in the fourth century for the emperor’s personal use. Or opt instead to explore the historic heart of Tarascon, with its charming Provençal architecture, medieval church, and beautifully preserved Renaissance palace. If you’re entranced by Provence’s distinctive printed fabrics, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about them at the Souleiado Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala dinner. DAY 3

hidden alleys and secret squares on an exclusive guided tour that takes you “off the beaten path.” Alternatively, spend a fun and relaxing afternoon paddling the clear, tranquil waters of the Gardon River. You’ll paddle from Collias to Remoulins, gliding under the arches of the two-thousand-yearold UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard.

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Do” Lyon gourmet tour or exclusive Silk Weavers walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Rhône River banks Lyon is France’s lively and creative capital of gastronomy. Today you’ll stroll Les Halles, Lyon’s world-famous food market, like a local, taking in the 59 elaborate food stalls, bars, and restaurants. Enjoy the hum and thrum of this culinary mecca. Or, you can visit the city’s old Quartier St. Jean, as you follow in the steps of the great silk weavers. You’ll see spectacular examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture, including the Cour des Loges and La Tour Rose, before meeting with a modern-day silk weaver who will demonstrate his or her stunning craft on a Jacquard loom. Alternately, if you’re feeling active, you can see Lyon as it was meant to be seen: from a bicycle. Take advantage of the city’s extensive network of bike paths, starting from the University Bridge and riding along the winding waterfront—remarkable architecture and timeless vistas will be your reward.

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Beaune, and open-air food market visit Located in the heart of Burgundy, Chalon sur Saône is an important center of the French wine trade. Burgundy’s wines are celebrated all over the world; in fact, the wines of this region, along with those of Bordeaux, are the reason France is famous for its wine. You will journey to nearby Beaune to visit the famous Hospices de Beaune, a charitable hospital; the hospice monks have been making wine for auction (in order to support their charities) since the 15th century. You can marvel at the hospital’s magnificent multicolored tile roof before exploring the bounteous market stalls. The expansive openair market spreads out into the pedestrian streets around the hospice, and you’ll find plenty of local delicacies, including Burgundian and Jura cheeses, heirloom vegetables, honey, and sausages. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner

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A Portrait of Majestic France

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness and the breathtaking River Royale All transfers on arrival and departure days

Paris to Bordeaux | 15 Days

(see transfer guidelines on page 194)

First class TGV train between Paris and Bordeaux TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners 2 Captain’s Welcome and 2 Captain’s Farewell Receptions 2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

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JOURNEY FROM GLITTERING PARIS TO THE NORMAN COUNTRYSIDE AND ON TO THE LUSH VINEYARDS OF BORDEAUX.

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This picture-perfect journey blends your passion for the good life—art, culture, and gastronomy—with a broad sweep of picturesque French landscapes. Experience the romance of Paris and then sail the Seine to Normandy, discovering the gems of the region. Bike along the Seine in Rouen, and tour the former smugglers’ harbor in Honfleur. Follow in the footsteps of Monet at his beloved Giverny and Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise. Explore Roman Saint-Émilion, with its astonishing Monolithic Church, and ancient Blaye, with its famous citadel. Journey through a land of noble wines, tasting the flavors of the regions—including oysters and fine wines—as you go.

Enjoy the best France has to offer with Uniworld’s plethora of exclusive excursions (including an exclusive wine tasting of the famous Médoc wines and an extraordinary evening tour of Bordeaux) as you cruise four rivers, visit bustling cities and charming towns, and sample myriad culinary delights.

Who will enjoy this cruise Gourmets, oenophiles, and lovers of the many fine things in life will savor this quintessential French voyage.

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures

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Grand France Paris to Avignon | 15 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

First class TGV train between Paris and Lyon TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners 2 Captain’s Welcome and 2 Captain’s Farewell Receptions 2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

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JOURNEY FROM HISTORIC NORMANDY TO BREATHTAKING PROVENCE AND VINEYARD-RICH BURGUNDY. For Francophiles in love with the culture, history, cuisine, and romance of France, this grand voyage provides them all. Soak up the joie de vivre that makes France one of the most adored countries in the world. You’ll experience France from north to south, sailing three rivers and embarking upon in-depth shore excursions. Walk through Monet’s beloved Giverny, seeing the enchanting grounds that he made famous; kayak under the arches of the two-thousand-year-old Pont du Gard outside of Avignon; enjoy a recital of baroque favorites in a 12thcentury cathedral in charming Viviers; and visit the famous food market (Les Halles) in lively Lyon. From the beaches of Normandy to the verve and romance of Paris, rich vineyard country to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, this itinerary in France is truly nonpareil! 110

Who will enjoy this cruise Those who desire a taste of everything—art, architecture, history, culture, fine wine, and tantalizing cuisine—all in one grand adventure.

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Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio– headset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures

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21-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness, breathtaking River Royale, and striking S.S. Catherine

Ultimate France Paris to Lyon | 22 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

NEW for 2015

First class TGV train between Paris and Bordeaux TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 21 breakfast, 17 lunches, 21 dinners 3 Captain’s Welcome and 3 Captain’s Farewell Receptions 3 Welcome and 3 Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

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7 UNESCO World Heritage sites

FROM GLIMMERING PARIS TO THE WINDSWEPT ATLANTIC COAST, AND HISTORIC AQUITAINE TO MEDITERRANEAN PROVENCE, “ULTIMATE FRANCE” OFFERS THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME. This triumvirate of France brings you the very best of each region: Paris and the Normandy coast in the north, incomparable Bordeaux in the southwest, and the sundrenched Mediterranean delights of Burgundy and Provence. You’ll tour glamorous capital cities in leisure and style; explore ancient villages still unspoiled by modern life; and walk in the footsteps of famous artists like Monet and Van Gogh. With Uniworld’s extraordinary exclusive excursions, you’ll visit the

and cooking traditions that have made French cuisine the most revered in the world.

Palace of the Popes in Avignon; enjoy local wine tastings; stroll the charming medieval lanes of Viviers; and peruse the famed farmers’ market in Lyon and see the city spectacularly illuminated at night. All the while, savor the renowned wines

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EXPERIENCE

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Please see Deck Plans on pages 164, 172, and 184. • Port Charges: $483 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. • Prices above include intra-tour air flight Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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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 carved out the dramatic Douro River Valley over many millennia. Rich with history and vinicultural delights, this is the most unspoiled UNESCO-designated area on the continent—and it’s yours to explore with Uniworld. Vineyards and small farms called quintas cling to the hillsides of the river valley, creating a spectacular backdrop to one of Europe’s most pristine regions and to Port country—the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. Choose from two spectacular itineraries that celebrate the beauty of these regions: the 11-day “Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley” or the new 13-day “Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River.” Both programs offer exploration of bustling Lisbon; Coimbra, the birthplace of Portuguese kings; postcard-perfect Porto; and Salamanca, dubbed the “Golden City” for its glowing sandstone buildings. For those who want to experience more of Spain, our new itinerary offers three nights in its lively capital city— Madrid—with a chance to enjoy its many majestic and iconic treasures, as well as experience its world-famous nightlife.

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Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto | 11 Days

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic Queen Isabel 3 nights in Lisbon at the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

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All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners Gala Dinner Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

2 countries 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programs 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio– headset system on all excursions EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Magical Douro River Valley” Note: Cruising in Spain and Portugal is a wonderful experience, but while the Queen Isabel is a lovely and comfortable ship, her amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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Portugal | Spain

INDULGE YOUR PASSION FOR FOOD, HISTORY, AND MUSIC AS YOU DISCOVER THE WARMTH OF PORTUGAL AND SPAIN. Experience the “sunny side” of Europe, starting in radiant seaside Lisbon, then follow the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain. Feel the warm sun on your skin as you cruise past terraced hills, quaint villages, and acres of ripe vineyards. Breathe the sea air in Lisbon, the city that launched a host of renowned navigators, including Vasco da Gama. Climb the steep hills and hear the sound of fado music fill the streets as you sip a bica (espresso) at a café. Enjoy a quintessential Portuguese lunch in majestic Coimbra (birthplace of six of Portugal’s kings). And in Porto’s ancient Ribeira district, find picturesque rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine, and a thriving art scene.

its famed university (where Columbus planned his pivotal journey) before enjoying a flamenco show. Then return to Portugal with a visit to the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo and historic Guimarães. Revel in the captivating cities and striking scenery of the serene Douro River Valley on this perfectly paced cruise/tour.

Who will enjoy this cruise Wine connoisseurs hoping to indulge in this region’s most celebrated beverage, Port, and those wanting to discover Europe’s best-kept secret, the Douro River, with its spellbinding natural beauty and cultural heritage.

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Sail from Porto through the breathtaking, UNESCOdesignated Douro Valley, where vines cling to precipitous hillsides. Visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who run them. See Salamanca, “The Golden City,” and visit

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Stand on the banks of the Tejo River and take a deep breath. Now turn around and look at the city climbing the hills above you. This is where your adventure begins. Start with a guided tour to iconic Belém Tower and Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument to Portugal’s great explorers. Step inside the spectacular Manueline (Portuguese late-Gothic) Jerónimos Monastery. Sample a traditional sweet, the pastéis de Belém, at a famous pastelería (pastry shop), then see the hills of the Alfama district and Rossio plaza, with its wavy black-and-white paving and lively street life.

Birthplace of Henry the Navigator (who launched Portugal’s voyages of exploration) and longtime hub of the Port wine trade, Porto combines wellpreserved historic buildings with cutting-edge architecture and a booming cultural revival. Your tour will take you to the 19th-century Palácio da Bolsa and then on to the cathedral and the bustling shopping street, Santa Catarina. Or, if you prefer, see Porto from a different perspective, starting with a climb to the top of Clérigos Tower. Visit the world’s most opulent bookstore, Livraria Lello; then see the sweeping Avenida dos Aliados followed by a tasty stop at a pastelaría. A scenic cable-car ride returns you to the riverfront, where you can walk to spectacular São Francisco Church. After lunch, you’ll visit one of the city’s famed Port cellars.

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Library visit and family-style lunch Travel through the countryside to Porto. En route, you’ll stop in Portugal’s third-largest city, Coimbra, the birthplace of six of Portugal’s kings and home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, Universidade de Coimbra. There you’ll see the university’s 18th-century library, the Biblioteca Joanina. It’s a magnificent place boasting frescoed ceilings, gilded archways, and elaborate carvings. From this hilltop center of learning you’ll head off to enjoy a typical Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant.

The Douro River winds through one hundred miles of granite mountains, carving out a valley whose steep slopes hold terraces that were cut by hand into the rocky soil and planted with grapes centuries ago. Visit the Douro Museum to learn about the river and its wines. See, too, Mateus Palace, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. In the evening, you’ll tour the family-owned Quinta da Avessada, which produces premium Moscatel. Stroll the vineyard and enjoy its views before meeting the owner and learning about the winemaking process. Then partake in a rustic dinner inside the winery’s old stone walls featuring fine local wines and traditional live music.

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Pinhão is the center of Port winemaking. Today, you’ll take a winding road up to a quinta perched high in the hills to learn about and sample the country’s most celebrated beverage. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery while sailing through the remote Douro Valley toward Spain.

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with flamenco show From Vega de Terrón on the Spanish border you’ll travel over the high plains of the Meseta Central to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage city. The architectural purity of this charming town has endured through the centuries, during which times its sandstone buildings acquired the exquisite golden glow that gives Salamanca its nickname, “The Golden City.” Salamanca boasts monumental churches, a historic university, and a broad plaza where bullfights were once held and where students now hang out. Walk under plateresque arches and past ornately decorated masonry walls as you explore the university. Then enjoy a flamenco show.

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Visit historic Guimarães. As Portugal’s first capital (back in the 12th century) and home to its first king, Don Afonso Henriques, Guimarães has been called the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. This UNESCO World Heritage city is dominated by Alfonso Henriques’s grand castle, as you’ll see on your panoramic city tour. Or, if you prefer, explore the UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot; here, the colorful heart of the old port city will enchant you with medieval lanes and zigzagging stairways. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship. DAY 11

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Category 2 Category 1 Junior Suite Suite

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Please see Deck Plan on page 186.

OPTIONAL POST-CRUISE/TOUR EXTENSION

Porto Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the Yeatman Hotel (or similar) Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage Douro wine tasting All transfers

• Port Charges: $161 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. Note: For guests not going to Lisbon, deduct $500 per person from the base cruise/tour price Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River Lisbon to Madrid | 13 Days NEW for 2015

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic Queen Isabel 2 nights in Lisbon at the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa Hotel (or similar) with breakfast 3 nights in Madrid at the Westin Palace (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

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All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners Gala Dinner Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

2 countries 11 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Gentle Walking” programs 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio– headset system on all excursions EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Portuguese Seafarers and Spanish Explorers” Note: Cruising in Spain and Portugal is a wonderful experience, but while the Queen Isabel is a lovely and comfortable ship, her amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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DELVE INTO THE RICH CULTURAL TAPESTRY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN SPAIN; SAIL THE VERDANT DOURO RIVER VALLEY; AND DISCOVER THE ENCHANTING TOWNS AND CELEBRATED WINES OF PORTUGAL. Experience three legendary Spanish cities: Madrid, renowned for its museums, stately royal palace, and vibrant nightlife; Toledo, a living monument to the most influential empires in Western history; and Salamanca, the lovely “Golden City.” Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, where grapes have been grown for two thousand years. Visit picturesque quintas and meet the winemakers who run them. In Porto, where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean, explore architectural wonders, shop the bustling Rua de Santa Catarina, and sip the city’s storied Port wines at its preeminent cellars. Travel overland through the countryside and stop in Coimbra, Portugal’s third-largest city and birthplace of six of the country’s kings. Spend two nights in the colorful capital of Lisbon, the port city that launched navigator Vasco da Gama on the discovery of an ocean route to India. See the sights on a panoramic tour and taste the famous local dessert, pastéis de Belém, a custard pastry. ◀

Madrid, Spain

Reward your inner explorer with the “Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River,” a perfectly paced cruise/tour that blends captivating cities, picturesque villages, and unparalleled scenic cruising through this less-traveled corner of Europe.

Who will enjoy this cruise Those who seek to experience the best of Spanish and Portuguese cuisine, culture, art, and history, all while traversing the dramatic landscape made famous by Don Quixote.

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Stand on the banks of the Tejo River and take a deep breath. Now turn around and look at the city climbing the hills above you. This is where your adventure begins. Start with a guided tour to iconic Belém Tower and Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument to Portugal’s great explorers. Step inside the spectacular Manueline Jerónimos Monastery. Sample a traditional sweet, the pastéis de Belém, at a famous pastelería (pastry shop), then see the hills of the Alfama district and Rossio plaza, with its wavy black-and-white paving and lively street life. DAY 3

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Coimbra University visit, and family–style lunch Travel through the beautiful countryside to Porto. En route, you’ll stop in medieval Óbidos for a guided stroll through its maze of cobbled streets and high-walled gardens. Then, the adventure continues in Coimbra, the birthplace of six of Portugal’s kings and home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, Universidade de Coimbra. There you’ll see the university’s 18th-century library, the Biblioteca Joanina. It’s a magnificent place boasting frescoed ceilings, gilded archways, and elaborate carvings. From this hilltop center of learning you’ll head off to enjoy a typical Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant.

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cellars of Cais de Gaia Birthplace of Henry the Navigator (who launched Portugal’s voyages of exploration) and longtime hub of the Port wine trade, Porto combines wellpreserved historic buildings with cutting-edge architecture and a booming cultural revival. Your tour will take you to the 19th-century Palácio da Bolsa and then on to the cathedral and the bustling shopping street, Santa Catarina. After lunch, you’ll visit one of the city’s famed Port cellars. DAY 5

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Guimarães city tour and

Ribeira district walking tour Visit historic Guimarães. As Portugal’s first capital (back in the 12th century) and home to its first king, Don Afonso Henriques, Guimarães has been called the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. Dominated by Afonso Henriques’s grand castle, Guimarães is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also a great place to shop for high-quality Portuguese handicrafts and other souvenirs. Later, explore the UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot; here, the colorful heart of the old port city will enchant you with medieval lanes and zigzagging stairways. DAY 6

Entre-os-Rios (Amarante)

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Today you’ll venture to the charming, old-world town of Amarante, which is situated between the bends in the Tâmega River and the cliffs of the surrounding mountains. Many of its remaining historic structures are Romanesque in style, several of which you’ll see on your guided walking tour through this lovely riverside town.

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Porto Antigo (Lamego)

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tasting at a local quinta Lamego, a small, picturesque town that is rich in history, invites you to explore its streets today. Lamego houses one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal: the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. Sitting atop a hill, the sanctuary overlooks the town and can be reached by climbing its 686 steps. You’ll get to see it up close on today’s tour and have a chance to admire its gorgeous panels of blue and white tiles before enjoying another treat—a delicious wine tasting. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship. DAY 8

Régua, Pinhão

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Palace and Gardens, and exclusive dinner at Quinta da Avessada The Douro River winds through one hundred miles of granite mountains, carving out a valley whose steep slopes hold terraces that were cut by hand into the rocky soil and planted with grapes centuries ago. Visit the Douro Museum to learn about the river and its wines. See, too, Mateus Palace, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. In the evening, you’ll tour the family-owned Quinta da Avessada, which produces premium Moscatel. After strolling the grounds and meeting the owner, you’ll partake in a rustic dinner featuring fine local wines and traditional live music. DAY 9

Pinhão (Castelo Rodrigo)

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Visit the 12th-century walled village of Castelo Rodrigo (one of the twelve historic villages of Portugal), with its medieval streets and stonewalled houses. DAY 10

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Heritage city. The architectural purity of this charming town has endured through the centuries, during which time its sandstone buildings have acquired the exquisite glow that gives Salamanca its nickname, “The Golden City.” Walk under plateresque arches and past ornately decorated masonry walls as you explore the university. Then visit Salamanca’s extraordinary Old and New Cathedrals. DAY 11

Madrid

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Save $1,200 per couple on Suites and Category 1 staterooms. Save $1,000 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

OR Save $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Madrid city tour, Prado

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Museum, and dinner with flamenco show

Queen Isabel

Apr 17, 23* May 29 Jun 4* Jun 26 Jul 2,* 24, 30* Aug 28 Sep 3,* 25 Oct 1*

Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s capital and largest city. Your panoramic tour of this lively metropolis will take you to some of Madrid’s most famous sights. Then explore the massive Prado Museum, which features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. With nearly 7,600 paintings among its holdings, the Prado’s assemblage is truly stunning in both its depth and breadth. In the evening you’re in for another treat—a spectacular dinner and flamenco show at one of the finest venues in Madrid. DAY 12

Madrid (Toledo)

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Tomé Church visit Toledo is known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” as it has been heavily influenced by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In fact, the historical co-existence of these cultures led to Toledo’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today you’ll get to explore this vibrant city and discover its extensive cultural heritage for yourself, visiting synagogues and churches alike. Among the many fantastic sites awaiting you today is St. Tomé Church, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings, Burial of the Count of Orgaz. DAY 13

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Depart Madrid

Cruise/Tour

$5,299 $5,499 $5,499 $5,399 $5,299 $5,399 $5,699 $5,699

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 2 Category 1 Junior Suite Suite

+ $325 + $925 + $1,595 + $2,995

Please see Deck Plan on page 186. • Port Charges: $161 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. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Madrid to Lisbon. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Lisbon, deduct $300 per person from the base cruise/tour price Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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Russia’s Volga, Neva & Svir Rivers THE VOLGA RIVER, EUROPE’S LARGEST WATERWAY, HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN RUSSIAN HISTORY AND IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE.

An important aquatic “highway” since medieval times, the Volga River has long been a major route of trade, settlement, and conquest. Peter the Great sailed along the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg some three hundred years ago on a quest to bring Russia out of the Dark Ages. Now it’s your turn to discover the rich history that lies along Russia’s waterways. Explore Moscow, home to Red Square, the Kremlin, and iconic, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. Cruise along the Golden Ring to some of Russia’s most beautiful cities, including Uglich and Yaroslavl, known for their white-stone churches. Visit UNESCO-designated Kizhi Island and watch the past spring to life in the re-created village of Mandrogi. Spend three glorious days in enchanting St. Petersburg, where Catherine’s Palace and the Hermitage reveal Russia’s royal history. From extraordinary imperial cities to tucked-away hamlets with old-world charm, this tour is bursting with beauty. Come discover the “Imperial Waterways of Russia” with Uniworld.

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YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Imperial Waterways of Russia Moscow to St. Petersburg | 13 Days

TRAVEL

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely River Victoria All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Complimentary soft drinks during lunch onboard; complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; mineral water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station EXPLORE

1 country 10 days of excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Village Day” program 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio– headset system on all excursions EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures on Russian civilization and history Note: Cruising in Russia is a wonderful experience, but while the River Victoria is a friendly and comfortable Russian-style ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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Moscow to St. Petersburg

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Goritsy White Lake

Lake Siverskoye

Neva River Gulf of Finland

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St. Petersburg

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ESTONIA

Yaroslavl

Volg a

12-NIGHT CRUISE

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Moscow

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Moscow (embark) Moscow Moscow Moscow Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River, Uglich Yaroslavl, cruising Lake Rybinsk Goritsy (Kirillov), cruising Lake Onega Kizhi Island, cruising the Svir River Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, cruising Lake Ladoga St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Petersburg (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Russia

NIGHTS ONSHORE

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CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

LITHUANIA

DISCOVER THE GRANDEUR OF RUSSIA AND ITS BELOVED VOLGA RIVER. The imperial cities, grand artistic treasures, and spectacular architecture of Russia await your arrival. From the glittering metropolises of St. Petersburg and Moscow to the timeless towns along the Golden Ring, you’ll experience Russia in all its glory and splendor. Explore the dichotomy of Moscow—rich with monuments to both 15th-century czars and 20th-century Communist leaders. Stand in awe of the massive Kremlin complex, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the extravagant Moscow Metro system. See some of Russia’s vast and beautiful countryside as well as its delightful small towns, where locals still engage in traditional crafts. Cruise along the Golden Ring to some of Russia’s most beautiful cities, including Uglich and Yaroslavl, which are known for their white-stone churches and gorgeous monasteries. Be amazed by Kizhi Island’s UNESCO-designated Transfiguration Church, a wooden structure built entirely without the use of nails. And uncover regal St. Petersburg,

which boasts art-laden galleries and museums, fabled canals, and elegant architecture from a wide variety of epochs. Everything you can imagine when you think of Russia—gilded icons, rich traditions, incredible architecture, world-class museums, Fabergé eggs, the ballet, and, yes, vodka—are part of this amazing adventure.

Who will enjoy this cruise Adventurous travelers who wish to sail Russia’s great rivers and lakes, seeing world-class cities and timeless towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites, stunning architecture, and legendary art as they go.

St. Petersburg to Moscow DAY PORT/CITY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

St. Petersburg (embark) St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Cruising Lake Ladoga, Mandrogi, cruising the Svir River Kizhi Island, cruising Lake Onega Goritsy (Kirillov) Cruising Lake Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Uglich Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (disembark), transfer to the airport

CRUISE START DATES

May 15, 27* Jun 8, 20* Jul

2, 14,* 26

Aug 7,* 19, 31* Sep 12, 24* *Cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

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Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River, Uglich FEATURED EXCURSION: Uglich walking tour with

Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood DAY 2

Moscow

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Moscow city tour, tour of

the metro, and Arbat Street Your panoramic city tour includes the most remarkable city sights, such as Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent, and impressive Tverskaya Street. Following lunch downtown, take a tour of Moscow’s famous metro system, which boasts palatial décor, before visiting Arbat Street, longtime hangout for intellectuals and dissidents. Enjoy some free time on your own; shuttle–bus service will be provided between the ship and city center. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: Throughout your visit to Moscow, the order of sightseeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

DAY 3

Moscow

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Museum visit Visit the Kremlin, a self-contained 15th-century city with palaces, armories, 15th- and 17th-century cathedrals, and a medieval fortress. You’ll also explore the Kremlin’s Armory Museum—home to many treasures, ranging from the czars’ coronation robes to the famous Fabergé eggs. Shuttle-bus service will be provided between the ship and the city center. DAY 4

Moscow

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Yaroslavl, cruising Lake Rybinsk

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Yaroslavl city tour

Yaroslavl, the “Heart of the Golden Ring,” is considered one of Russia’s most beautiful cities. You’ll visit the town’s exquisite Church of Elijah the Prophet and delight in a tasting of the local produce at the farmers’ market.

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Goritsy (Kirillov), cruising Lake Onega

FEATURED EXCURSION: Intimate look at daily life

in a Russian province Gain a unique perspective on everyday life in this part of the world. Watch school children perform dances or sketches for you at the House of Children’s Arts and Crafts, or stop by the Wood Restoration Center to see demonstrations of traditional woodworking methods. Then stroll the grounds of 14th-century St. Cyril of the White Lake Monastery. DAY 8

Kizhi Island, cruising the Svir River

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Open-air Museum of

Wooden Architecture Sail to Kizhi Island, whose famous open-air museum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the awe-inspiring Transfiguration Church, which was constructed entirely of wood without the use of a single nail.

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Cruise the Moscow Canal before arriving in Uglich. Visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built to honor the slain son of Ivan the Terrible, and spend some free time browsing the local markets.

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DAY 11

Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, cruising Lake Ladoga

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Mandrogi “Village Day”

in Pushkin

Visit the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi, home to craftspeople who bring Russia’s past vibrantly to life, and cap off the afternoon with a traditional shashlik picnic.

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Catherine Palace and Park

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DAY 10

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: St. Petersburg city tour with canal cruise and Alexandrinsky Theatre ballet performance

Enjoy both a panoramic city tour and a walking tour of enchanting St. Petersburg, taking in all of the majestic sights, such as Nevsky Prospect, the Winter Palace and Palace Square, the Church of the Resurrection, and St. Issac’s, followed by a cruise along the city’s luminous canals. During the evening, be treated to a spectacular Russian ballet at the Alexandrinsky Theatre. Note: Throughout your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of sightseeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Travel to nearby Pushkin to visit lavish Catherine Palace and Park, a masterpiece of Russian rococo architecture, unrivaled in luxury and scale. DAY 12

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The world-famous Hermitage Museum features nearly three million works of art by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Today you’ll be welcomed for an early entry, providing you the opportunity to enjoy these masterpieces without the crowds. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s, Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Depart St. Petersburg

Save $1,200 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $1,000 per couple on Category 3, 4, 5, and 6 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2014. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

OR Save $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON

FEATURED EXCURSION: Hermitage Museum

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May 15 May 27* Jun 8, 20* Jul 2 Jul 14,* 26 Aug 7,* 19, 31* Sep 12 Sep 24*

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Disembark the ship and transfer to St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay with a visit to the Baltic capitals.

OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSION

Fascinating Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania DAY 1 St. Petersburg to Tallinn Disembark in St. Petersburg and transfer to Tallinn. Dinner and overnight in Tallinn. Stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tallinn (or similar).

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 5 Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Deluxe Suite Junior Suite Presidential Suite

+ $675 + $795 + $1,795 + $1,945 + $2,095 + $2,995 + $3,795 + $4,895

Please see Deck Plan on page 188. • Port Charges: $276 per person • Prices shown above include cruise in Category 6, 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

DAY 2 Tallinn Tour Tallinn’s UNESCO-designated Old Town, and visit Ethnographical Park and the Rocca al Mare Open Air Museum. DAY 3 Tallinn to Riga Enjoy the seaport town of Tallinn, the Sigulda Castle ruins, and Pärnu. Relax at the Radisson Blu Ridzene Hotel, Riga (or similar). DAY 4 Riga Tour Riga and then visit the resort town of Ju ˉrmala. DAY 5 Riga to Vilnius Enjoy a motorcoach ride to Vilnius. Visit the Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai, have lunch at a local restaurant, and take a sightseeing tour of Kaunas en Included in your 7-day stay: Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, and route. Stay at the Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Vilnius Sightseeing with many special excursions 4 dinners (or similar). English-speaking guides and all entrance fees Touring Tour Manager by deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach DAY 6 Vilnius Tour Vilnius and visit Trakai Castle. All transfers DAY 7 Vilnius Transfer to Vilnius airport.

From $2,599 per person

(Single supplement $739) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in St. Petersburg. UNIWORLD.COM

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Holiday Season Cruises UNIWORLD CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO DISCOVER THE TIMELESS TRADITIONS, BREATHTAKING PAGEANTRY, AND SEASONAL MAGIC OF A EUROPEAN HOLIDAY.

Revel in the delights of an old-fashioned Christmas as you sail along the majestic waterways of Europe to cities and villages that sparkle with lights and echo with carols. Walking through Europe’s great holiday markets, you’ll uncover the origin of many of our most beloved Christmas traditions. Each of our seven holiday season cruises offers its own distinctive take on the season’s customs. Come see Rüdesheim’s life-sized Nativity scene and Heidelberg’s Christmas Pyramid on “Rhine Holiday Markets.” Sip mulled wine in Nuremberg’s famed Christkindlesmarkt on “Classic Christmas Markets.” Enjoy an exclusive Bavarian horsedrawn wagon ride on “European Holiday Markets.” Relish the timeless and elegant pageantry of Salzburg surrounded by the majestic alps on “Danube Holiday Markets.” Marvel at the sight of Paris bedecked in all her holiday finery on “Parisian Holiday.” Waltz in the New Year in Vienna on a “Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise,” or experience the magic of the Danube on an “Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise.”

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Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne | 8 Days

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

3 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programs 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all shore excursions Use of Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “European Christmas Traditions, from the Nutcracker to the Tannenbaum”

$ From

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THE NETHERLANDS

Basel to Cologne

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FRANCE

Heidelberg

Kehl

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Mannheim (Heidelberg)

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Mainz, Rüdesheim

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Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

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Cologne

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Cologne (disembark), transfer to the airport

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Cologne to Basel

Basel

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NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

AUSTRIA CRUISE

DAY PORT/CITY

UNESCO SITE

France | Germany | Switzerland

SHARE IN THE JOY OF THE SEASON WHILE CRUISING ALONG THE LEGENDARY RHINE THROUGH THREE WONDERFUL COUNTRIES. Switzerland, France, and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas-markets cruise. Discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sip vin chaud as you stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that Strasbourg offers modern celebrants. See Mediterranean Sea how the baroque town hall of Koblenz is transformed into an Advent calendar and find unexpected treasures in the redroofed stalls clustered around Cologne’s magnificent cathedral. Savor tantalizing once-a-year treats with Uniworld’s “Taste of Christmas” program, including gingerbread, crepes with cinnamon, and warm spiced wine. Revel in brightly painted carousels and handmade ornaments, medieval squares illuminated by twinkling lights, life-sized Nativity figures, and

Cologne, Germany

joyful brass choirs. Sail through castle-strewn hillsides and visit charming towns decked in holiday finery for a holiday season you will never forget.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Adriatic Sea

Shoppers looking for unique gifts, and Christmas enthusiasts looking for the origins of many cherished holiday traditions. Anyone who loves seasonal treats and festive holiday decorations and lights.

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Cologne (embark)

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Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

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Rüdesheim, Mainz

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Germersheim (Heidelberg)

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Kehl (Strasbourg)

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Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

CRUISE START DATES

Nov 29* Dec 6, 13,* 20 *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.

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Basel walking tour with

Christmas Market Your city walk introduces you to delightful Basel. Stroll through its fantastic Christmas Market, located in the heart of historic Old Town. With more than 150 stands, it offers many locally made craft items, unique ornaments, and delicious seasonal baked goods. Warm your hands on a mug of glühwein (warm spiced wine) as you browse. When you’ve spent as long as you like shopping, visit the illuminated Christmas Street, which is beautifully decorated with over one hundred Christmas trees. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3

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canal with Christmas Market or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads of Europe.” See this city as it has been seen through the centuries—via a canal cruise. You’ll arrive in charming Petite France, a neighborhood of cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses that is particularly picturesque at this time of year, where you’ll find the oldest Christmas Market in France. Complete your exploration of Strasbourg’s Old Town with a visit to magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. There in the square before the single-spire Gothic church, you’ll discover finely crafted toys, ceramics, jewelry, and handmade Nativity figurines in a wonderfully festive atmosphere. Or choose instead to taste delicious seasonal treats in Petite France on an exclusive walking tour around Place Kléber. Uniworld’s expert local guide will introduce you to the best this historic district has to offer.

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full-day

Heidelberg tour with Christmas Market* or exclusive Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting Situated on the banks of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and home to the country’s oldest university. Your tour of Heidelberg takes you past the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle and through Old Town, which is all dressed up for the holidays. You’ll have ample time to explore the Heidelberg Christmas Market, which spans more than five squares and offers an inviting array of unusual arts and crafts, as well as exquisite hand-blown glass ornaments. Alternatively, come with us to discover a unique aperitif—wine vinegars made from grapes grown in the wine lands of the Palatine—with a visit to the Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate, where antique vinegar recipes find new life. Tour the cellars and taste the honey- or herb-flavored elixirs made there. *Note: Lunch is not included with the full-day Heidelberg tour

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Mainz, Rüdesheim FEATURED EXCURSION: Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments with Christmas Market

Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the town of Mainz, where Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press. Stroll through Old Town and cross the city square to Kaiserdom and Kurfürstliche Schloss. Explore the St. Nicholas Christmas Market, which features thousand-year-old St. Martin’s Cathedral as a backdrop. Then you’ll cruise from Mainz to Rüdesheim, located in the heart of the Rhine Valley. Here, you’re in for a lighthearted trip to Siegfried’s Museum, where “magical” instruments play on their own. Then, visit Rüdesheim’s unique Christmas Market, which highlights Christmas customs from around the world. Browse the more than 120 stalls packed with holiday delights, and don’t miss Rüdesheim’s life-sized Nativity scene—one of Germany’s largest.

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If you like, drop by one of the city’s many wine bars and sample a glass of the local wine; the Rheingau region of Germany is one of the smallest winegrowing regions in the country, yet its Rieslings are world-renowned. As it gets darker, take a look at the illuminated decorations on the rooftops; homeowners vie with one another to put up the most colorful displays. DAY 6

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Christmas Market Your ship’s course to Koblenz takes you through 40 breathtaking miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape. With castles strung like pearls on the hillside and the famous Lorelei Rock, the valley is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. Once you arrive in Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, stroll through picturesque alleyways lined with half-timbered houses—charmingly decorated for the season—on your way to the Koblenz Christmas Market. There, the sounds of a-cappella choirs singing the beloved songs of the season resound through the ancient square, and dozens of wooden stands offer arts and crafts, spicy mulled wine, and huge gingerbread hearts.

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with

Cologne Cathedral visit and Christmas markets

This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

What could be more appropriate for this time of year than a visit to Cologne Cathedral, the city’s beloved landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? It is believed that the earthly remains of the fabled Three Kings (the Magi) lie at rest here. You’ll learn about the history of the cathedral and its artwork, especially the pieces surrounding the Shrine of the Magi. Christian pilgrims have been flocking here for many centuries. In fact, one of the cathedral’s expansions was intended to accommodate the many faithful who travel to experience the wonder of this sacred site.

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Cologne boasts no fewer than eight Christmas markets, and you have the rest of the day to explore them at your own pace following the tour. Be sure to visit the Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market, as well as Alter Markt in front of the City Hall, Neumarkt in Cologne’s shopping area, and the medieval Christmas Market in front of the Chocolate Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

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S.S. Antoinette

Nov 29* Dec 6 Dec 13,* 20

$3,199 $3,099 $2,899

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite Royal Suite

+$245 +$675 +$1,025 +$1,525 +$2,425 +$3,945

Please see Deck Plan on page 166.

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

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• Port Charges: $161 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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Disembark the ship and transfer to Cologne Bonn Airport for your flight home.

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OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSION

Basel & Lucerne Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois (or similar) Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and Lucerne walking tour with chocolate porterage Basel walking tour experience and Christmas markets English-speaking expert All transfers

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Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stately NEW S.S. Maria Theresa All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

4 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music, from ‘Silent Night’ to Christmas Oratorio”

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Linz (Salzburg or Linz and Steyr)

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Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich Airport

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Passau

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Linz (Salzburg or Linz and Steyr)

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Vienna

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Bratislava

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Budapest

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Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Austria | Germany | Hungary | Slovakia

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH CENTURIES-OLD TRADITIONS AND BRAND-NEW STYLE. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for one thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout his realm. As you ramble through the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square, admiring the handmade porcelain, stop to enjoy as kürtös kalács (a pastry) is baked on rods over an open fire and then coated with sugar before it’s handed to you. In Bratislava, where a lively young art scene is revitalizing the compact city core, stalls abound with traditional Slovakian Christmas items like medovníky (spiced ginger cookies) and šúpolie (figurines made from corn husks). Experience Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of Christmas” program in the heart of Vienna during the day, and then celebrate the music of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese concert hall in the evening. Follow the lights down the Landstrasse in Linz to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find a fairytale Christmas display— large, animated renditions of scenes from fairytales that

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will entrance the child in you. Or mail a letter from Christkindl, where children from all over the world send their Christmas wish lists. Glorious baroque architecture, delightful concerts, and ravishing scenery will make this Christmas season unforgettable as you sail through the holidays on the Danube.

Who will enjoy this cruise Music lovers will find many special holiday treats on this cruise, from onboard caroling and a classical concert in Vienna to an exclusive organ recital. Shoppers will delight in the chance to pick out a variety of unique gifts at enchanting Christmas markets.

CRUISE START DATES

Dec 1, 8,* 15 *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.

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Christmas Market Explore Budapest, an enchanting city often referred to as the “Queen of the Danube.” Made up of two parts—Buda, the hills, and Pest, the flat lands—the city is divided by the Danube. It’s an architectural dream, as you’ll discover on your city tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Castle Hill district and see dramatic vistas from the 19thcentury Fisherman’s Bastion. In the center of it all is the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square, where you’ll get to shop for traditional Hungarian wares and delightful holiday treats, such as spiced wine and cinnamon-spiced gingerbread. Only the finest Hungarian craftsmen are invited to participate in the market, so you can be assured of finding unique and beautifully made gifts. Among the special features of the market are a six-foot Advent wreath and a hand-carved manger, part of a Nativity scene that includes live animals. Savor traditional honey cakes with spiced wine or aromatic coffee as you stroll and shop. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3

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with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit and Christmas markets or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour and Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese palace This regal city becomes even more dazzling during the holidays. Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems, many of which you will see during your panoramic city tour. Travel stately Ringstrasse and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where Mozart was married in 1782. Then visit the principal staterooms of Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace, a stunning example of baroque architecture. Afterward, take in two Christmas markets with your guide. Austria’s most famous Christmas Market, with over 140 wooden huts, is set in front of City Hall. You will also visit a smaller but equally charming Christmas Market at Freyung Square, which has taken place every winter since 1772. Or ramble through Old Town Vienna on an exclusive “Taste of Christmas” tour. Venture down the city’s famous shopping streets, the Graben and Kohlmarkt, where you’ll see the wonderful confectionary treats on display in Café Demel’s windows, and continue on to the Am Hof and Freyung Christmas markets. Savor some vanillekipferl, Austria’s most famous cookie, and other seasonal goodies. In the evening, celebrate the spirit of Mozart and Strauss at a concert in a classic Viennese palace.

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Bratislava walking tour with

Krems, cruising the Wachau Valley

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The heart and soul of Slovakia, Bratislava is full of surprises that are yours to uncover on your walking tour of the historic downtown area, which concludes at the Christmas Market. While Bratislava’s very first Christmas Market was only established in 1993, Slovakians have quickly embraced the holiday traditions of their Austrian and Hungarian neighbors, filling stalls with distinctive local folk art. ◀

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Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava Christmas Market

organ recital Beautiful Benedictine Göttweig Abbey boasts a spectacular hilltop location on the eastern edge of the famed Wachau Valley. Though the abbey was founded more than nine hundred years ago, it was “modernized” following a fire in 1718, when it was transformed into a vast palace with interiors that are a monument to baroque art and design. Explore

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its baroque glories and listen to a private organ concert in the beautiful abbey church. After lunch, enjoy a scenic cruise through the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley, a 19-mile stretch of the Danube between Krems and Melk. This ravishing region—with steep, densely wooded slopes on the south side of the river and a mixture of crags and south-facing vineyards on the north—has been declared a World Heritage Cultural Landscape by UNESCO. Dotted along the banks are small historic towns and winemaking communities. Note: The organ concert may take place in a different location if the Göttweig Abbey visit falls on a Catholic holiday.

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with walking tour and Christmas Market or Linz and Steyr with Christmas markets Spend the day in Salzburg, starting with a walking tour of Old Town. View the magnificent Salzburg cathedral, inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica, and visit Salzburg’s Christmas Market, located around the cathedral and at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Castle. A true feast for the senses, the market features the warm aroma of spiced wine and Austrian pastries, the sights and sounds of holiday performances, and the bright colors of traditional handcrafts. Or you may opt to explore the beautiful towns of Steyr and Linz. The unique ambiance of Steyr shines brighter than ever during the holiday season, when brass bands, storytellers, and choir performances add to the enchantment of the Christmas Market in Old Town.

In Linz, two delightful Christmas markets are linked by the main shopping thoroughfare—with a truly spectacular light show connecting them. Begin at the Hauptplatz and follow the illuminations down the Landstrasse to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find animated displays of fairytale scenes. DAY 7

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

Save $900 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $600 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires March 31, 2015. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

OR Save $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2015.

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This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Passau FEATURED EXCURSION: Passau walking tour with

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Christmas Market, and gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations

PRICING PER PERSON

Baroque Italian flair overlays the medieval Old Town of Passau. Your tour takes you past St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the New Residence, and Town Hall to the spot where three rivers converge in the city. At Passau’s Christmas Market, set against the glorious backdrop of St. Stephan’s Cathedral, you will find unique crafts, including Bavarian-style miniature houses and glass ornaments. As an added treat, you will attend a gingerbread-making and floraldecorating demonstration. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 8

Depart Passau

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Cruise

S.S. Maria Theresa

Dec 1

$3,299

Dec 8,* 15

$3,199

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite Royal Suite

CB/BB

+ $295 + $695 + $1,095 + $1,595 + $2,695 + $3,945

Please see Deck Plan on page 162. • Port Charges: $161 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Disembark the ship in Passau and transfer to Munich Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in the golden city of Prague.

Salzburg, Austria

OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSION

Prague Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and Prague city tour with Prague Castle District porterage English-speaking expert and Christmas markets All transfers

From $1,049 per person

(Single supplement $529) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Passau. UNIWORLD.COM

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Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

1 country 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all shore excursions Use of Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Christmas Traditions in Germany” Exclusive Multigenerational FamilyFriendly Program in December

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2

Nuremberg

3

Bamberg

4

Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

5

Würzburg

6

Wertheim, cruising the Main River

7

Frankfurt

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Frankfurt (disembark), transfer to the airport

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CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

Germany

EVERYONE BELIEVES IN FAIRYTALES AT CHRISTMASTIME. Once upon a time, people gathered on cobblestone squares to buy the special tools and ingredients they needed to make the treats of the season. They kept warm with hot spiced wine, music, and games while they shopped and chatted with the local tradesmen. Those were the first Christmas markets, five hundred years ago. Today, though the light comes from twinkling electric bulbs rather than torches, bonhomie and fun still prevail. Discover villages with fairytale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Share traditional holiday goodies with the people who made them. Watch as modern children abandon their usual electronics and discover the enchantment of handcarved wooden toys, as scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the air. Sail through Christmas country, trying Frankfurt’s famous apple cider, Bamberg’s specially brewed holiday beer, and Nuremberg’s gingerbread. Throughout, cozy up to steaming

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mugs of glühwein (warm spiced wine) and do as the locals do by collecting different mugs from each stall and town you visit. Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany, the land where many Christmas traditions began, and find the magic of the season in the smiles that you meet along the way.

Who will enjoy this cruise Those wanting to experience the quintessential magic of the holidays while shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures and discovering the legends behind some of our most popular holiday traditions.

Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program Share the magic of a European holiday with the special young people in your life on this Classic Christmas Markets cruise filled with lots of holiday merrymaking.

DAY PORT/CITY

1

Frankfurt (embark)

2

Frankfurt

3

Cruising the Main River, Wertheim

4

Würzburg

5

Kitzingen (Rothenburg)

6

Bamberg

7

Nuremberg

8

Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport

CRUISE START DATES

Nov 29* Dec 6, 13◆,* 20 *Cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. ◆ Multigenerational

Family-Friendly Program available on this date.

Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Nuremberg city tour with

Christmas Market During the Middle Ages, Nuremberg was the preferred residence of emperors. On your guided excursion, visit Kaiserburg, the castle that rises high above the city and that housed every emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Continue along cobblestone streets to one of the most famous examples of 14th-century German ironwork, the Beautiful Fountain in Market Square. Finish the day shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts at the festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany. The best way to experience this market’s two hundred wooden stalls is with a warm cup of sweet-and-spicy glühwein in hand to keep you nice and toasty. In this fine medieval setting, you can also enjoy authentic Nuremberg gingerbread and bratwurst. Shuttles will run between the market and the ship in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3

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with Christmas Market Wander with your guide through the curious narrow alleyways that wind through Old Town on your way to the scenic Bamberg Cathedral and New Residence. As you stroll, you’ll see parts of Bamberg’s famous Krippenweg (Nativity Walk), which links 40 churches, museums, and public spaces displaying Nativity and New Testament scenes. Some of the figures in these scenes were carved hundreds of years ago. You’ll have time to explore the treasures waiting in the local Christmas

DAY 4

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walking tour and Christmas Market After the ship docks in Kitzingen, you’ll travel along parts of the “Romantic Road” to Germany’s best-preserved walled city, Rothenburg. The moment you step out of the motorcoach, you will understand just what makes this route so romantic. Rothenburg is truly a fairytale gem, with its medieval stone walls still enclosing the old city. You’ll get a glimpse of the way life was lived in the Middle Ages as you walk past half-timbered houses topped with picturesque red-tile roofs on your way to one of Germany’s oldest and most celebrated Christmas markets, Reiterlesmarkt. One local seasonal treat that shouldn’t be missed is the schneeball, or “snowball,” made from strips of sweet dough that are fried and covered in powdered sugar or chocolate. You will also want to visit Käthe Wohlfahrt’s original Christmas shop and stop in at a delightful museum that displays toys that date to the 17th century.

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Würzburg Residenz

with Christmas Market and exclusive Franconian “Village Day” The town of Würzburg owes many of its most notable monuments to the ambitious building programs of the wealthy prince-bishops of the Schönborn family, who controlled the town in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their spectacular episcopal residence is just one of your destinations today. The opulent Würzburg Residenz is an extraordinary

Würzburg Residenz, Würzburg, Germany

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Market, which is actually four markets: the traditional market on Maxplatz, another featuring medieval cultural programs in the courtyard of Geyersworth Palace, and two focused on local arts and crafts. You may also wish to browse through the delightful shops that are beautifully decorated for the holiday.

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baroque palace and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 300-room palace took nearly 60 years to complete and contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco (created by Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo), as well as what is often described as the most beautiful staircase in the world. You’ll also visit the town’s two-hundred-year-old Christmas Market for one-of-a-kind presents and souvenirs. Later in the day, share some homemade seasonal treats with a family in an idyllic German village. DAY 6

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mulled wine and Christmas Stollen demonstration Join your local guide for a walk through the town of Wertheim, where you can look across the Main River to Bavaria before continuing to the Pointed Tower. Stop in at the historic Wertheim Market Square, which is lined with half-timbered buildings and shops selling artisanal glass and Franconian wines in round bottles. Then enjoy a cup of mulled wine and a Stollen (traditional German fruitcake) baking demonstration by a master baker in a private village wine estate.

DAY 7

EARLY-BOOKING SAVINGS OFFERS

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Frankfurt

Save $900 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $600 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires March 31, 2015.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Frankfurt walking

tour with Christmas Market or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour

This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

OR Save $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2015.

On the last full day of your journey, dive into the energy of sophisticated Frankfurt with your guide, roaming from its historic heart, Römer Square, to its landmark skyscraper, Main Tower. Take an elevator to the top of the tower for a view of the 50 skyscrapers that reveal the importance of this European hub, which people from 200 nations call home. An enormous lighted Christmas tree marks Römer Square, the beating heart of Frankfurt, where you’ll find pretty timber-framed houses surrounding a famous Christmas Market. Explore the area on foot with your guide and then amble on your own through the market. Or opt instead to explore the spectacular 10-story Zeil shopping mall and the Kleinmarkthalle with a local guide, who will introduce you to the delectable tastes of the season. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 8

Depart Frankfurt

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Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Queen

Nov 29*

$3,199

Dec 6

$3,099

Dec 13◆*

$2,899

Dec 20

$2,799

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category Category Category Category Suite

CB/BB

4 3 2 1

+ $245 + $525 + $875 + $1,245 + $2,275

Please see Deck Plan on page 170.

Disembark the ship and transfer to Frankfurt International Airport for your flight home.

• Port Charges: $161 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. ◆ M ultigenerational Family Friendly Program available on this date. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors. ▼

Rothenburg, Germany

OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSION

Prague Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and Prague city tour with Prague Castle District porterage English-speaking expert and Christmas markets All transfers

From $1,049 per person

(Single supplement $529) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg.

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European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days

TRAVEL

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

2 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programs 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all shore excursions Use of Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music, from ‘Silent Night’ to Christmas Oratorio”

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the Nuremberg Christmas Market. Though the iconic representative of the market is named for the infant Jesus, she—yes, she—is a girl dressed as a crowned angel. All over Germany, the Christkind is a symbol of the holiday’s magic. This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful of the holiday markets in Central Europe. At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls displaying traditional crafts that range from quirky little characters made of fruit and dressed in Bavarian costume to beautifully carved and painted Nativity figures. You’ll also find exquisite ornaments and fine contemporary crafts, along with fairytale villages decked in holiday finery.

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where you’ll see astonishing confectionary decorations in Café Demel’s windows. Celebrate the season in a new way as you meander through old lands, and remember, as the Christkind says, “While this market’s splendor is fleeting, the joy it brings is eternal.”

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DISCOVER THE DELIGHTS OF THE SEASON IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA. “Welcome, young and old, to my little community of wood and cloth.” These words spoken by the Christkind open

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Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria, and to find special gifts for loved ones back home.

CRUISE START DATES

Dec 1,* 8, 15* *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.

Sparkling lights illuminate ancient cathedral squares, and the sound of children’s laughter mingles with carols. Enjoy Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of Christmas” program in Vienna, ◀

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Nuremberg city tour with

Christmas Market Discover Nuremberg, a quintessential medieval German city, on a panoramic city tour. Your tour takes you past the mighty medieval walls (with no fewer than 80 towers) that enclose the historic city center. You will stop at Kaiserburg Castle and walk through the lively old quarter with its well-preserved half-timbered houses. The next stop is Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, with over two hundred wooden stalls filled with signature toys and glittering gifts. Enjoy the festive atmosphere enhanced by the delicious aromas of gingerbread and glühwein (warm spiced wine). And you won’t want to leave without buying a special toy—whether for a child or for yourself— since Nuremberg has been a toy-making center for centuries. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3 

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Regensburg walking tour with Enchanting Christmas Market in the Castle of Thurn and Taxis Lively Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to two thousand years of history. Your guided walking tour explores the Cathedral of St. Peter, with its magnificent stained-glass windows; the Town Hall; and Regensburg’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge. Then make your way to Thurn and Taxis Castle to visit its delightful Christmas Market. Converted in 1812, the buildings of the castle actually date to the 8th century, when it was a monastery. The castle grounds provide an amazing setting for the market’s stalls—this is a Christmas market like no other. ◀ Vienna,

Village and Theresienthal glass manufactory visit, Passau walking tour with Christmas Market, and gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations After enjoying a scenic horse-drawn wagon ride through the Bavarian Forest, you’ll be taken to the world-famous crystal glass manufacturer, Theresienthal, to see the fine art of handmade crystal glassmaking at a workshop. Then it’s on to Passau. Your walking tour takes you through the cobblestone streets of Old Town to the New Residence, the Town Hall, and the Christmas Market located near the magnificent baroque cathedral. St. Stephan’s is home to the largest pipe organ in Europe, featuring a staggering 17,774 pipes and 233 registers. At the Christmas Market, you will have the opportunity to see firsthand how gingerbread is made and then taste this famous holiday treat. You will also learn how to make beautiful holiday centerpieces at a floral-decorating demonstration. DAY 5 

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Christmas Market The Danube serves as a dividing line between modern Linz and its old soul. During your guided walking tour, view Linz’s Alter Dom, the Old Market, and impressive Main Square—one of Austria’s most attractive closed squares, with its baroque Trinity Column. Also, enjoy Linz’s enchanting Christmas Market, which is filled with everything from Christmas crèches—for which Linz is famous— to the ever-popular Linzer torte.

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exclusive mulled wine tasting, and Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese palace Cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley, where the vineyard- and orchardcovered hills rise steeply above the water. The tiny baroque village of Dürnstein is located in the center of the valley. High above the town, you can see the ruins of the 12th-century castle where Richard the Lionheart was held for ransom. Along with the castle, Dürnstein is home to a beautiful baroque monastery, 16th- through 18th-century townhouses, and old burgher houses—all of which you will see on your guided tour as you enjoy an exclusive mulled wine tasting. You will depart Dürnstein later in the day for Vienna, where you will enjoy an evening of music composed by Mozart and Strauss in a classic Viennese palace. DAY 7

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and then encounter the highlights of Vienna’s Habsburg heritage, including the principal staterooms of Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace, a stunning example of baroque architecture. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the city’s largest Christmas Market, too, which spreads out before Vienna’s Neogothic City Hall. You can also explore some of the other charming and unique markets at your leisure.

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Or, you might choose to indulge in the “Taste of Christmas” during a special guided walking tour through the heart of the city. Visit the glitzy shops on Graben and Kohlmarkt streets, where you’ll see feats of confectionary design in the windows of Café Demel, and explore the grand Christkindlmarkt before returning to the ship. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 8

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour

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with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit and Christmas Market or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour

• Port Charges: $161 per person • 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. * On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems, many of which you’ll see on your panoramic city tour. Travel the stately Ringstrasse, the broad thoroughfare surrounded by the many imperial buildings and monuments that give Vienna its wedding-cake-like appearance. You will see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where Mozart was married,

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OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSION

Prague Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and Prague city tour with Prague Castle District porterage English-speaking expert and Christmas markets All transfers

From $1,049 per person

(Single supplement $529) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg.

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Parisian Holiday Paris to Paris | 8 Days

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

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All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

1 country 6 days of excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas,” “Do as the Locals Do,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all shore excursions Use of Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Mona Lisa and 10 Legendary Paris Works of Art”

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PARIS IS A DAZZLING PACKAGE JUST WAITING TO BE UNWRAPPED. The “City of Light” glows with extra magic during the holidays. Every town in France boasts a marché de Noël in December, but Paris—naturally—boasts many, each one emblematic of its neighborhood. Stroll down the Champs Élysée for your Christmas shopping this year, or visit one of the boutiques on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Walk through the Tuileries Gardens and marvel at the spectacular holiday décor of the great department stores in the city where they were invented.

And those sailing over New Year’s will be in for an extraspecial treat with a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration. Plan now to welcome in 2016 in Parisian style as the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower brighten up the sky.

Who will enjoy this cruise Romantics will relish this chance to see Paris dressed up in all her holiday splendor. Art lovers, history buffs, and shoppers will all find special gifts on this winter holiday.

Experience winter in the majestic countryside, too, with a visit to Rouen, where you can experience a “Taste of Christmas,” Normandy style. Sample the seasonal delights with a visit to a historic café for tarte tatin and then peruse the artisan ceramics on display at the Rouen marché de Noël, which takes place directly in front of the famous cathedral. Medieval cobblestoned squares, the Sun King’s Versailles, sacred music sung in a legendary cathedral—it all adds up to a special gift that’s just for you.

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Les Andelys, Rouen FEATURED EXCURSION: Hike to Château Gaillard

Picturesque Les Andelys welcomes you today. You’ll begin with a lovely nature walk along the GrandRang Canal, before making your way up to the ruins of the astonishing Château Gaillard. Richard the Lionheart (the then King of England and feudal Duke of Normandy) ordered the construction of the Château in the 12th century, and this medieval castle is a testament to the tumultuous history of the region. You’ll learn all about its varied ownership over the centuries, including its mandated destruction by Henry IV of France in 1599. Then make your way back down to the village, enjoying the breathtaking views as you go. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 3

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Rouen FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Rouen walking tour

with Rouen Cathedral choir recital and Christmas Market, and exclusive “Taste of Christmas, Normandy style” tour Rouen is one of France’s best-preserved cities and the ideal setting for a Christmas Market. Admire the medieval quarter with its half-timbered houses and Renaissance clock tower. Walk to Vieux Marché to see the bronze cross that marks the spot where Joan of Arc was executed. In the square near Notre Dame Cathedral, a Nativity scene adds to the festive atmosphere of the marché de Nöel. The scent of mulled cider fills the air as you shop for traditional crafts. Step inside the church to see the Christmas crèche and hear a recital. You may also wish to join a special “Taste of Christmas, Normandy style” outing with a visit to a historic café for tarte tatin served with coffee or chocolat au lait. ◀

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The Palace of Versailles was the official residence of France’s kings and queens from 1682 until the revolution. As you enter the Hall of Mirrors, you’ll immediately understand why Versailles established the universal standard of palatial opulence. It will take a full day to explore the decadent world of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI with your specialist guide. From the Grands Appartements to the Queen’s Bedchamber, you will be taken on an exclusive tour of this fabled palace—one that gives you a peek behind secret doors.

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walking tour of the Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter, and Seine “Heart of Paris” cruise with Christmas markets Explore the Île de la Cité, which is not just the center of Paris but also of France (all distances are calculated from the isle). The island is home to Notre Dame Cathedral, with its grimacing gargoyles and impressive façade. The cathedral is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and, though damaged during the French Revolution, it managed to survive both World Wars unscathed. Cross the Seine to enter the Latin Quarter and, as Parisians do at this time of the year, visit the gourmet shops to savor the season’s fleeting treats. Then climb aboard a boat for a look at the heart of Paris from the Seine. Later, visit some of the city’s delightful Christmas markets, located directly across the river from the Eiffel Tower. Go ahead and shop with gusto. Note: A Holiday Gala Dinner will be served on the December 6 and 13 departures. For the December 20 departure a Christmas Dinner, and for the December 27 departure a New Year’s Dinner, will be served.

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Today takes you to the Left Bank for a tour of the extraordinary Orsay Museum. Developed in the remains of a railway station, the Musée d’Orsay is a sight to see in, and of, itself. But beyond its architecture is, of course, its collection—bridging the gap between the Louvre and the National Museum of Modern Art, the Orsay houses the largest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist (movements that originated here in Paris) masterpieces in the world. And today you’re in for a special seasonal treat: while spring and summer are often the seasons we think of when considering the impressionists (given their tendency to paint outdoors), your guide will direct you to their winter landscapes and discuss the particular challenges that the artists faced when attempting to represent snow (or, the effet de neige). No matter the weather outside, at the Orsay, you’re sure to see Paris in the snow. Later in the day, take advantage of a shuttle that will run between the ship and the Christmas Market. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Begin at the Place de l’Opéra, where you’ll go inside the famed Palais Garnier. Then visit two of the city’s most celebrated department stores, Le Printemps and Les Galeries Lafayette, which are lavishly decorated during the holidays. (Don’t miss the view from the latter’s rooftop terrace.) DAY 8

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River Baroness

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$2,899 $2,799 $3,199

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Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+$460 +$975 +$1,975

Please see Deck Plan on page 184. • Port Charges: $161 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. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Passau to Budapest | 11 Days

TRAVEL

10-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stately NEW S.S. Maria Theresa All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

4 countries 9 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all shore excursions Use of Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music, from ‘Silent Night’ to Christmas Oratorio”

4,899

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Dec 23 EXPERIENCE THE ENCHANTMENT OF THE HOLIDAYS ON THE DANUBE AND RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN GRAND STYLE. Celebrate the holiday season in truly extraordinary fashion with a special Uniworld itinerary that gives you the best of four different countries at their most magical time of year. Cruise the mighty Danube, visiting classical capitals like Budapest and Vienna. Hear the largest organ in Europe on Christmas Eve in Passau, and then ring in the New Year in elegant style with a gala dinner and ballroom dance in Budapest. Festive celebrations are plentiful during this cruise—what better way to create perfect holiday memories? Commemorate a splendid musical heritage as you lift your voice and sing “Silent Night” in Oberndorf, where the beloved Christmas carol was composed, and delight in the music of Strauss and Mozart in Vienna, where the composers lived. Sip a cocktail with a princess in the seven-towered Artstetten Castle, and waltz in a Viennese palace. Spend Christmas Day in Salzburg and enjoy a holiday lunch within the walls of St. Peter’s Abbey. Discover the seasonal delicacies of

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Slovakia in Bratislava’s picturesque downtown, and enjoy the merriment of traditional hospitality in an Austrian wine village. Sample the finest of the Wachau Valley’s famous white wines in an exquisite baroque village. Ring out the old year and ring in the new with art, wine, and song, as you cruise through four nations during this most magical season.

Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Who will enjoy this cruise Those who wish to celebrate a European Christmas and New Year in festive elegance. All lovers of art, music, and merriment.

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floral decoration workshop Situated at the confluence of three rivers, delightful Passau was an important center of trade during the Middle Ages. On your walking tour, you will see the architectural gems of Old Town, including the ornate cathedral built in the Italian baroque style, before discovering the secrets to decorating with floral arrangements. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and festive Christmas Eve dinner onboard before walking through the quiet city to St. Stephan’s Cathedral for mass (where the thunder of the largest organ in Europe will usher in Christmas Day).

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and Oberndorf Spend Christmas Day in two Austrian towns famous for music. Salzburg is not only the birthplace of Mozart, Austria’s most famous composer, it is also where favorite scenes from the beloved movie The Sound of Music were filmed. See the Mirabellgarten, where Maria and the children sang “Do-Re-Mi,” and have a festive holiday lunch within the ancient walls of St. Peter’s Abbey. Then head to Oberndorf, where the most beloved of all Christmas carols, “Silent Night,” was performed for the first time; the village priest and choir master of nearby Arnsdorf composed the much-loved tune for a Christmas Eve service in 1818. Visit the chapel and see the little museum dedicated to the history of the carol.

the oldest theater in Austria, and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg Explore charming Grein, with its 15th-century castle (now the home of the Austrian Shipping Museum) and delightful little jewel-box theater built in 1791, which retains all of its original features (including a box for Napoleon). Later in the day, you are invited to an exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the royal Habsburgs.

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Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Melk Abbey visit with organ

concert, and Dürnstein village walk with exclusive spiced wine tasting Melk Abbey has been a center of learning for a millennium. In the Middle Ages, its library was renowned throughout Europe. Today the library, with 80 thousand books printed before 1800 and innumerable medieval manuscripts, is housed in a gorgeous baroque structure. After you tour the abbey complex, you’ll be treated to an organ recital in the spectacular church. Then you’ll cruise through the magnificent UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, a tiny village nestled against towering cliffs, where you’ll stop for a warming cup of spiced wine.

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with exclusive waltz tuition or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour, and Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese palace Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems. A panoramic tour will introduce you to the city’s highlights, and then you can venture off on your own. After you’ve seen the city, immerse yourself in

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its culture by learning the Viennese Waltz; on this exclusive excursion to a Viennese palace, you’ll be given an introduction to ballroom etiquette and learn Austria’s favorite dance. Or, indulge in Vienna’s signature holiday treats on an exclusive “Taste of Christmas” tour. See the delightful confectionery decorations in Café Demel’s windows and visit the glitzy shops on Graben and Kohlmarkt streets. This evening, you’re in for another treat—enjoy the music of Mozart and Strauss in a private Viennese palace.

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belvedere Palace

Your panoramic city tour features Budapest’s highlights, including the famous 19th-century Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Or choose to get a closer look at the remarkable Hungarian State Opera House. In the evening, ring in the New Year with what is sure to be the highlight of your trip: a gala dinner and dance in a gorgeous ballroom.

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Today, choose between two extraordinary museums: see the largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings in the world at the Belvedere Palace, or encounter the highlights of Vienna’s Habsburg heritage, including the principal staterooms of Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace, a stunning example of baroque architecture. DAY 8

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Your walking tour of Bratislava will reveal a city that is a melting pot of cultures and architectural styles, including Gothic, baroque, and art deco. The capital of Slovakia, it is a thriving commercial center with a village-like atmosphere. See such gems of history as the rebuilt castle where the Habsburgs ruled; Mirbach Palace, a rococo jewel built for a wealthy brewer that is now a museum; and the Primatial Palace, the 18th-century archbishop’s residence. Then explore the accessible, easy-going, and picturesque downtown area on your own.

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Open the New Year with an enchanting operetta brunch onboard. Then spend the day in the village of Szentendre, a haven for artists and artisans (who will open their shops on New Year’s Day for Uniworld guests). You will visit the Marzipan Museum and the Micro Museum, the latter of which houses astonishing, infinitesimal works of art. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Depart Budapest

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$4,899

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

FEATURED EXCURSION: Szentendre Artists’ Village

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Please see Deck Plan on page 162. • Port Charges: $230 per person • 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. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

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YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 Days

TRAVEL

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 194)

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All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water EXPLORE

3 countries 9 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programs 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all shore excursions Use of Nordic walking sticks EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Heaven on Earth: The Worldly Pleasures of Baroque Art and Architecture”

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DISCOVER HEAVEN ON EARTH WITH A GRAND CRUISE THROUGH PICTURE-PERFECT CHRISTMAS COUNTRIES. If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special holiday and New Year’s cruise is for you. You’ll sail through Germany, Austria, and Hungary along the shimmering Danube and past incredible sights on this unique itinerary. Explore charming Old World villages and Gothic cathedrals, and escape the hurry and hassle of the holidays, as you relax onboard a luxurious ship and cruise through the ravishing landscapes of the Danube. On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for midnight mass. As you pass through the magnificent doors, look up: you’ll see chalk marks invoking age-old blessings for all who enter. Listen to the harness bells chime as you ride through the serene Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Wander through locations from The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rum-laced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle ◀

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The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year.

Who will enjoy this cruise Those who wish to just get away and relax during the busy holiday season, and anyone seeking to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in an extraordinarily memorable way.

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Christmas Market Discover Nuremberg, a quintessential medieval German city, on your panoramic city tour. You’ll pass the medieval fortifications that enclose the historic city center on your way to the Kaiserburg; from the castle complex you’ll walk through the lively old quarter with its traditional half-timbered houses. You’re just in time to catch the very last day of Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s oldest and best-known Christmas Market, with over two hundred stalls filled with signature toys and tasty seasonal treats. You will certainly want to sample the lebkuchen (gingerbread), since Nuremberg is known as the “Gingerbread Capital of the World.” In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

may wish to attend Christmas mass in one of Regensburg’s lovely churches before seeing this unspoiled gem of a city with a local expert. Starting at the Cathedral of St. Peter, you will walk past the Gothic Town Hall, across the 12th-century Stone Bridge, and through Old Town. If you prefer, you can visit sites associated with one of the oldest Jewish communities in southern Germany, which dates to the Middle Ages. Invigorated by your stroll, you’ll return to the ship for a warm and festive Christmas meal, complete with all the holiday trimmings.

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Village and Theresienthal glass manufactory visit Snuggle down in warm blankets aboard a horsedrawn wagon and take a ride through a charming village in the Bavarian Forest. Then you’ll get a closeup view at the art of making the famous ruby-red Bohemian glass with a visit to the world-renowned glass manufacturer, Theresienthal (which produced glassware for the rulers of Europe for centuries). DAY 6

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Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise along the remarkable 106-mile-long Main-Danube Canal to the Danube River. Arrive in Regensburg in the evening; if you wish, you can attend midnight mass in the spectacular Gothic cathedral in the medieval town center—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy a peaceful morning cruising an especially scenic stretch of the Danube River on the way to the beautiful city of Passau. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, Passau was an important center of trade during the Middle Ages. On your walking tour, you will see the treasures of Old Town, including the Italian baroque cathedral erected after the big fire of 1662.

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exclusive mulled wine tasting, and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg Explore charming Dürnstein with your Cruise Manager and enjoy an exclusive mulled wine tasting. Then attend an exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the royal Habsburgs.

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with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit and exclusive waltz tuition or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour, and Mozart & Strauss concert at a Viennese palace Encounter the highlights of Vienna’s Habsburg heritage, including Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace, a stunning example of baroque architecture. Later in the afternoon, immerse yourself in Viennese tradition by learning the Viennese Waltz on an exclusive excursion to a Viennese palace. Or, ramble through Old Town on an exclusive “Taste of Christmas” tour. Venture down Vienna’s famous shopping streets, the Graben and Kohlmarkt, where you’ll see the wonderful confectionery treats on display in Café Demel’s windows, and continue on to the Am Hof and Freyung Christmas markets. This evening, enjoy the music of Mozart and Strauss in a private Viennese palace.

exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace Visit stunning Schönbrunn Palace, a Habsburg summer residence that rivals Versailles with its ornate architecture, extravagant gardens, and glorious 18thand 19th-century interiors. Then celebrate the New Year in a glorious Viennese palace, where you will delight in a festive dinner and a private concert with the chance to dance to famous Strauss waltzes. DAY 11

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Save $2,000 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save $1,000 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires March 31, 2015. This offer requires full payment at the time of booking.

OR Save $500 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2015. This offer requires a deposit at the time of booking.

Book early—offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

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Take some time to explore Vienna on your own and then enjoy your ship’s luxuries as you cruise the enchanting Danube to Budapest. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

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Please see Deck Plan on page 180.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Budapest city tour

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The Uniworld Collection of Boutique Ships Inspiring art and stylish furnishings are uniquely combined to promote pleasure and a deep sense of well-being. Uniworld is the world’s only river cruise line to offer an exclusive boutique experience. Welcome to a river cruise experience unlike any other. Discover a place where old-world luxury meets modern convenience, with exquisite furnishings dressed in fine fabrics and arranged by a world-class team of professionals from our award-winning sister company, the five-star Red Carnation Hotels. Vivid hues and soft textures combine to stir your senses, while original works of art by Chagall, Picasso, and Matisse are placed to please your eye. In fact, everything here is meant to delight you. Your ship is a place of relaxed ambiance and divine comforts—a place where you will recharge and rejuvenate as you sail on historic rivers and immerse yourself in the cultures of diverse nations. “No request too large, no detail too small” is the philosophy by which we live and the promise we make to you, our very welcome guest. We invite you to join us, settle in, and feel truly at home.

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S.S. Maria Theresa

Inaugurated: 2015 | Length: 443 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 150 | Staff: 57 Royal Suite: 1 (410 sq ft) | Suites: 10 (305 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 54 (194 sq ft) | Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms: 10 (162 sq ft) Bridge

Dürer Sun Deck

In-suite service (décor and furnishings may vary) S.S. MARIA THERESA

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Note: Staterooms and suites on the Hofburg Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Designated suites provide triple-accomodation options.

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SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Habsburg Salon with full-service bar Bar du Leopard with full-service bar Baroque Restaurant Bohemian Terrace Dürer Sun Deck with life-sized chess Heated swimming pool Lipizzan Cinema Well-equipped fitness center Serenity River Spa™ Guest laundry Elevator Viennese Cafe Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices. Staterooms and suites on the Hofburg Deck have open-air balconies, and staterooms on the Schönbrunn Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe.

The newest jewel in Uniworld’s collection, Super Ship S.S. Maria Theresa, will be as inspiring as the magnificent destinations she visits. ▼

Fitness center (décor may vary)

Afternoon tea (décor may vary)

Bar du Leopard (décor and furnishings may vary)

Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite special butler service and one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; full breakfast menu; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products; and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard. The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including: a separate spacious living room, bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area.

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S.S. Catherine

S.S. Catherine

Inaugurated: 2014 | Length: 443 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 159 | Staff: 57 Royal Suite: 1 (410 sq ft) | Suites: 5 (305 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 61 (194 sq ft) | Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms: 12 (162 sq ft) | Category 5 Single Stateroom: 1 (120 sq ft)

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Elevator • Third berth available

Note: Category 1 staterooms and suites on the Camargue Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Suites provide triple-accomodation options. Adjoining staterooms are available; please inquire at time of booking.

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SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Van Gogh Lounge with full-service bar Bar du Leopard with full-service bar Cézanne Restaurant Matisse Terrace The Coffee Shop Sun Deck with life-sized chess Heated swimming pool Well-equipped fitness center Serenity River Spa™ Guest laundry Elevator Two 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bars Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices. Category 1 staterooms and suites have openair balconies, and Category 2 staterooms have French balconies on the Camargue Deck. Staterooms on the Avignon Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe.

The S.S. Catherine’s whimsical two-story lobby provides the entranceway to your inspiring and unforgettable Burgundy and Provence boutique river cruise. ▼

Bar du Leopard

Van Gogh Lounge

Cézanne Restaurant

Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite special butler service and one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; full breakfast menu; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products; and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard. The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including: a separate spacious living room, bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area. UNIWORLD.COM

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S.S. Antoinette

S.S. Antoinette Inaugurated: 2011 | Length: 443 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 154 | Staff: 57 Royal Suite: 1 (391 sq ft) | Suites: 8 (294 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 53 (196 sq ft) | Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms: 15 (163 sq ft)

Bar du Leopard

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Salon du Grand Trianon

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L’Orangerie Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

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Note: Staterooms and suites on La Princesse Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. In suite 403, the bed frame cannot be separated.

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SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Salon du Grand Trianon with full-service bar Sun Deck with L’Orangerie Sky Lounge Restaurant de Versailles Bar du Leopard with full-service bar Heated enclosed swimming pool Le Cinema Pigalle Well-equipped fitness center Serenity River Spa™ Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices. Staterooms and suites on the La Princesse Deck have open-air balconies, and staterooms on the La Duchesse Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe.

What began as a dream without limitations is about to become the ship you’ll never ever forget. Step aboard the S.S. Antoinette and let the magic begin. ▼

Heated swimming pool

Salon du Grand Trianon

Restaurant de Versailles

Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite special butler service and one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; full breakfast menu; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products; and a special dinner in L’Orangerie Sky Lounge. The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including: a separate spacious living room, bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area.

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River Beatrice

River Beatrice Inaugurated: 2009 | Length: 410 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 156 | Staff: 53 Owner’s Suite: 1 (300 sq ft) | Suites: 14 (225 sq ft) | Category 1 Staterooms: 17 (150 sq ft) | Categories 2 – 5 Staterooms: 46 (150 sq ft)

Bridge Sun Deck

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Note: The Owner’s Suite (400) and suite 402 have fixed king-size beds, and suite 405 has a fixed queen-size bed; therefore, the beds cannot be separated. Also, suite 405 has a four-poster bed for added luxury.

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SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Main lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess Well-equipped fitness center Serenity River Spa™ Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow choices. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine and Danube Decks have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers.

When you enter the gorgeous two-story lobby of the River Beatrice, the stage is set for your pleasure-filled river cruise along Europe’s enchanting Danube. ▼

Sun Deck

Main lounge

Restaurant

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite special butler service and one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; full breakfast menu; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; bathroom stocked with added comforts such, as Hermès bath products; and a special dinner in the Captain’s Lounge. The Owner’s Suite includes: a separate rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet and bidet area.

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River Queen

River Queen Inaugurated: 1999 | Remodeled: 2010 | Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 128 | Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (215 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 60 (151 sq ft) Bridge Sun Deck

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417

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421 420

419

423 422

Rhine Deck 24-Hour Coffee Station

Internet

416

414

Bar

418

Restaurant

Danube Deck

Main Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Reception

203

205

207

209

211

217

215

219

202

206

204

210

208

212

216

218 Laundry Room

214

302

301

Fitness Center Suite

Sauna

102

303 304 103 104

305 306 105 106

307 308 107 108

309 310

311 312

315 314

317 316

319 318

320

321

Main Deck

Serenity River Spa

Moselle Deck

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Adjoining staterooms are available; please inquire at time of booking.

Category 1 stateroom

170

Category 2 stateroom

Category 3 stateroom

Marble bathroom

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Main lounge with full-service bar and fireplace Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess Well-equipped fitness center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers.

Decorated in hues of blue and white, with rich textured fabrics and inspiring art, the River Queen is luxuriously designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. ▼

Main lounge and bar

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Main lounge with fireplace

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

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River Royale

River Royale

Inaugurated: 2006 | Remodeled: 2014 | Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 130 | Staff: 41 Suite: 1 (217 sq ft) | Category 1 Staterooms: 26 (140 sq ft) | Categories 2 – 3 Staterooms: 38 (151 sq ft) Blue Fox Café

La Gironde Deck

301

305

303

307

309

311

317

319

321

325

323

327

329

Salon Gascogne with Aquitaine Bar

Staterooms and suite on this deck have French balconies Reception

24-Hour Coffee Station Aquitaine Bar

306

304

302

207

205

203

310

308

211

209

312

223

314

320

225

316

322

227

318

324

229

Library

Sauna

326

Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

Bridge

Sun Deck

315

Spa-tub

Salon Gascogne

215

217

219

221

231

Bordeaux Deck Blues Café

202

204

208

206

212

210 109

214

218

216

222

220

224

228

226

230

Le Bordelais Restaurant

Blue Fox Café

Claret Room

Suite

Category 1

107

105

103

101

108

106

104

102

La Durance Deck

Category 2

Category 3

Elevator

Note: Suite 326 has a fixed queen-size bed; therefore, the bed cannot be separated.

Suite

172

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Spa-tub on Sun Deck

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Salon Gascogne with Aquitaine Bar Blue Fox Café Claret Room Le Bordelais Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess and spa-tub Blues Café Library Well-equipped fitness center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITE

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and the suite have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. The suite and staterooms on the La Gironde Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe.

The River Royale captures the essence of the Bordeaux region with a timeless style that emphasizes elegance and comfort as you sail through Southwestern France. ▼

Lunch buffet in Blue Fox Café ▲ Claret Room

Le Bordelais Restaurant

Bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers. The suite has additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

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River Countess

River Countess

Inaugurated: 2003 | Remodeled: 2012 | Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 130 | Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (214 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 61 (151 sq ft)

Osteria Siena Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Marco Polo Deck

Bridge Lobby and reception

401

403

407

405

409

411

417

415

419

421

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Savoy Restaurant

Bar

402

404

406

408

410

412

416

418

422

420

424

Reception

Casanova Deck

Il Castillo Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

205

203

201

206

202

207

204

209 210

208

Fitness Center

211

24-Hour Patio Coffee Station Lounge

212

301

Internet

Sauna

303

309 310

302

311 312

304

315 314

307

317 316

305

319 318

306

321 320

308

323 322

Bellini Deck

Suite

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Suite

174

Category 1

103

106

104

Category 2

Category 1 stateroom

102

107

105

108

109 110

Tintoretto Deck

Laundry Room

Category 3

Category 4

Category 2 stateroom

Category 5

Elevator

Category 4 stateroom

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Il Castillo Lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar Osteria Siena Sky Lounge Savoy Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess Patio Lounge Well-equipped fitness center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Marco Polo Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe.

Turquoise complimented by cream, taupe, and white are used throughout the ship to create a luxurious and sophisticated environment for your Italian adventure. ▼

Savoy Restaurant

Il Castillo Lounge and bar

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

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River Duchess

River Duchess

Inaugurated: 2003 | Remodeled: 2012 | Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 130 | Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (214 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 61 (151 sq ft)

Reception and lobby

401

403

405

407

409

411

415

417

419

421

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

402

406

404

408

410

412

416

418

420

422

Danube Deck

Reception

Bar

Internet

Blue Danube Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

201

Serenity River Spa Suite

202

203

205 206

204

207

301 302

209

303 304

Fitness Center

210

305 306

24-Hour Patio Coffee Station Lounge

208

307 308

Internet

211

309 310

311 312

317

315

316

314

319

321 320

318

323 322

Main Deck

212

424

Palace Restaurant

Sauna

423

Rhine Deck

Bridge

La Motte Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Suite

Category 1 stateroom

176

Category 1

107

105

103

108

106

104

Category 2

Category 2 stateroom

102

109 110

Moselle Deck

Laundry Room

Category 3

Category 4

Category 4 stateroom

Category 5

Elevator

Marble bathroom

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Blue Danube Lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar La Motte Sky Lounge Palace Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess Well-equipped fitness center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Patio lounge Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe.

Soft hues of blue and green are complimented by earth tones throughout the ship to create a soothing ambiance for your cruise along Europe’s enchanting waterways. ▼

Blue Danube Lounge and bar

Palace Restaurant

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

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River Empress

River Empress Inaugurated: 2001 | Remodeled: 2014 | Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 130 | Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (214 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 61 (151 sq ft)

Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Captain’s Lounge and Library

401

403

405

407

409

411

417

415

421

419

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

423

Main Lounge

Bar Reception

402

406

404

408

410

412

418

416

422

420

424

Restaurant

Danube Deck

Captain’s Lounge and Library

201

203

207

205

Serenity River Spa Suite

202

204

212

Fitness Center

210

302

304

308

306

310

312

314

316

318

320

322

Patio Lounge

208

211

209

301

303

307

305

309

311

315

317

319

321

323

Main Deck

206

Rhine Deck

Bridge

24-Hour Coffee Station

Suite

Category 1

103 104

Category 2

102

107

105

108

106

110

109

Moselle Deck

Laundry Room

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Adjoining staterooms are available; please inquire at time of booking.

Category 1 stateroom

178

Category 2 stateroom

Category 3 stateroom

Marble bathroom

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Main lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar Sky Lounge Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess Well-equipped fitness center Serenity River Spa™ Patio lounge Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers.

Classic luxury exemplifies the cosmopolitan style of the River Empress, with its rich hues of blue and gold furnishings, eclectic art, and clever use of mirrors. ▼

Lobby

Main lounge

Restaurant

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; heated mirrors; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

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River Princess

River Princess Inaugurated: 2001 | Remodeled: 2011 | Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 130 | Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (214 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 61 (151 sq ft)

Rhine Deck

Bridge

Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Patio lounge

401

403

407

405

409

411

415

417

419

421

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Bar Reception

402

404

408

406

410

412

416

418

420

422

424

Restaurant

Danube Deck

Main Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

201

203

Serenity River Spa Serenity River Spa™

202

204

205

211

207 208

206

Sauna

Internet

209

301 302

Fitness Center

212

303 304

Patio Lounge

210

307

305

308

306

309 310

311 312

315

317 316

314

321

319

320

318

323 322

Main Deck

24-Hour Coffee Station

Suite

Category 1

103 104

Category 2

102

107

105

108

106

110

109

Moselle Deck

Laundry Room

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Suite 409 has a fixed queen-size bed; therefore, the bed cannot be separated.

Suite

180

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Category 3 stateroom

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Main lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar Sky Lounge Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess Well-equipped fitness center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Patio lounge Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe.

Jewel-tone greens, warm browns, and a blend of black and white create a sophisticated ambiance for you to enjoy while cruising onboard. ▼

Lobby

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Restaurant

Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

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River Ambassador

River Ambassador Inaugurated: 1993 | Remodeled: 2011 | Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 116 | Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (256 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 54 (128 sq ft) Bridge Sun Deck

Rhine Deck

In-suite service

201

203

207

205

209

211

215

217

221

219

223

227

225

229

231

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

206

204

103

101

202

210

208

107

119

105

216

121

212

218

123

214

222

220

125

224 127

228

226 129

230

Reception

Bar

Main Lounge

Library

111

109

115

117

Moselle Deck Suite

102

104

108

106

112

110

114

118

116

122

124

126

128

130

Restaurant Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Note: All staterooms have a fixed queen-size bed; therefore, the bed cannot be separated. All suites have two mattresses with bed frames that can be slightly separated, except Suite 214, whose frame cannot be separated.

Suite

182

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Marble bathroom

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Main lounge with full-service bar Library Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess Well-equipped fitness center Serenity River Spa™ 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers.

Quiet and understated elegance makes the intimate River Ambassador the perfect place to capture the many treasures that can be found along the river. ▼

Main lounge

Library

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

Art gallery on Rhine Deck

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River Baroness

River Baroness Inaugurated: 1994 | Remodeled: 2011 | Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 116 | Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (256 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 54 (128 sq ft)

Bridge Tea time in Monet Lounge

Sun Deck

Normandy Deck

201

203

207

205

209

211

215

217

221

219

223

227

225

231

229

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

202

204

206

210

208

212

214

216

218

220

222

224

226

228

230

Reception

Bar

Monet Lounge

Library

Van Gogh Restaurant

101

103

107

105

111

109

115

117

119

121

123

125

127

129

Brittany Deck

102

104

108

106

112

110

114

118

116

122

124

128

126

130

Van Gogh Restaurant Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Note: Staterooms and suites have two twin-size mattresses that can be positioned together to form one queen-size bed or moved slightly apart to form two twin-size beds.

Suite

184

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Marble bathroom

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Monet Lounge with full-service bar Van Gogh Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess Well-equipped fitness center Serenity River Spa™ 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Normandy Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, mineral water, and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers.

Resplendent art can be found throughout the ship’s corridors, in suites, and in the Monet Lounge, creating a visual feast at every turn. ▼

Art gallery on Normandy Deck

Lobby

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; heated mirrors; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

Monet Lounge

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Queen Isabel Isabel Queen Inaugurated: 2013 | Length: 258 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 118 | Staff: 33 Suites: 2 (323 sq ft) | Junior Suites: 18 (215 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 39 (161 sq ft)

Upper Deck

Bridge

Swimming Pool

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

300

302

304

306

308

310

312

318

316

314

Junior suites and suites on this deck have full balconies

Main Deck

Bar

Main Lounge

301

303

305

307

309

311

315

317

321

319

Reception

Outside Bar Area

200

202

204

206

208

210

212

216

214

218

222

220

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies Coffee and Tea Station

Outside Dining Area Suite bathroom

201

203

205

207

209

211

215

217

219

221

223

Restaurant

Suite

186

114

112

110

108

106

104

102

100

117

115

111

109

107

105

103

101

Lower Deck

Suite

Category 1

Junior Suite

Category 2

Category 3

Junior Suite

Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

Elevator

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2 – 3 staterooms

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Main lounge with full-service bar Restaurant Sun Deck with swimming pool Well-equipped fitness center Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Reception service Elevator Complimentary coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms and suites have hotel beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows. Staterooms, junior suites, and suites have full balconies on the upper Deck, and staterooms on the Main Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flatscreen TV, radio, alarm clock, iPhone/iPod charger and player (suites only), and mineral water. Bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, a choice of a light summer bathrobe or a warm comfortable bathrobe, and slippers. Suites include: A Nespresso and tea station, and fresh fruit daily.

Named after one of Portugal’s most beloved queens, the Queen Isabel manifests a timeless elegance that makes this the very best ship on which to sail the Douro. ▼

Reception and lobby

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Note: While the Queen Isabel is the best ship on the Douro River, she may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld company-owned ship.

Drinks on the Sun Deck

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River Victoria

River Victoria

Remodeled: 2011 | Length: 423 ft | Width: 55 ft | Voltage: 220 volts and 110 volts in bathroom | Guests: 202 | Staff: 110 Presidential Suites: 2 (409 sq ft) | Junior Suites: 2 (334 sq ft) | Deluxe Suites: 6 (269 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 62 (210 sq ft) Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms: 26 (135 sq ft) | Category 6 Staterooms: 3 (161 sq ft) Library Bridge

Chagall Lounge Sun Deck

Volga Deck

408

406

404

402

400

409

407

405

403

401

412

410 411

414 417

415

416

418 421

419

422

420 423

424 427

425

428

426

431

432

429

433

435

Neva Deck

430

Staterooms and suites on this deck have full balconies

Katarina Bar

Chagall Lounge

306

304

302

300

303

301

319 202

307

316

321

305

318

323 206

204

310

320

325 208

308

322

327

311

324

329 212

210

309

326

331

312

328

333

315

330

335

314

332

337

317

336

334

339

338

Category 2 and 3 staterooms and suites on this deck have full balconies

341

Pushkin Restaurant

203

207

205

209

211

200 201

Reception

Library

217

219

221

223

225

Internet

215

216

214

218

222

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

220

Moskva Deck

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Katarina Bar

102

103

104

Onega Deck

188

Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

Presidential Suite with Balcony

Deluxe Suite with Balcony

Category 2 with Balcony

Category 4

Junior Suite with Balcony

Category 1 with Balcony

Category 3 with Balcony

Category 5

Category 6 Elevator

SHIP FEATURES AND AMENITIES: PUBLIC AREAS & AMENITIES

Chagall Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor Katarina Bar Pushkin Restaurant Sun Deck patio with lounge chairs Fitness center Boutique Serenity River Spa™ Library Elevator Onboard doctor 24-hour reception service 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar Free Internet and Wi-Fi access STATEROOMS & SUITES

Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms and suites have hotel beds draped in fine linens and European duvets. Staterooms (Categories 1 – 3) and suites on the Neva and Volga decks have full private balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: individual climate-control thermostat, telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center and complimentary movie and entertainment options, mineral water, and safe. Bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products and cozy bathrobe.

The River Victoria provides you with all the comforts needed for a grand Russian tour of imperial cities and timeless towns along the Golden Ring. ▼

Presidential Suite

Category 2 stateroom with balcony

Categories 4 – 5 staterooms

Presidential Suites include: Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; cookies and snack service; and sun beds on private balcony. Note: While the River Victoria is a comfortable Russian-style ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship Serenity River Spa™

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Uniworld Travel Protection Plan Providing you with cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel SECTION I

SECTION II

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION

TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS

Provided by Uniworld*

Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company***

Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost

Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500

Reimburses the non-refundable Uniworld cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description.

If your baggage or personal property is lost, stolen, or damaged, the plan will cover up to $2,500. If your bags are delayed or misdirected for more than 24 hours, the plan will reimburse you up to $500 for the purchase of necessary personal items.

The Uniworld “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver** With the Uniworld “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Uniworld will provide you with 100% of the Uniworld cancellation penalties in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your cruise/tour prior to your original scheduled flight departure time for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation penalties are reimbursed in the form of a Uniworld Travel Certificate allowing you a two (2) year credit to travel with us at a later date. Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason Cancellation Waiver,” you must enroll and pay for the plan at the time you make your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is nontransferable, non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Uniworld.

Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost If you have to leave your vacation unexpectedly (for covered reasons such as illness as described above), you will be reimbursed for the unused, non-refundable portion of your travel arrangements, plus the cost of returning home, up to your total trip cost.

Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/per day) If you miss the departure of your cruise/tour due to carriercaused delays or other covered reasons, the plan reimburses you for additional accommodations, meals and “catch-up” transportation expenses.

Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to $50,000 Should you become injured or sick during your vacation, the plan will reimburse you up to $50,000 for necessary medical expenses for up to one (1) year from the date of your accident or illness or emergency dental treatment incurred during your tour. This coverage is especially important, as Medicare and many private insurance policies generally do not cover you outside of the US, and many HMOs do not cover you outside their provider area.

Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000 In the event that a covered illness or injury requires air or ground transportation to a specialized facility or to return home, the plan provides up to $50,000 in covered medical services and supplies (coordinated by our 24-hour assistance provider, to help ensure your safe transport). The plan also provides payment for transportation of mortal remains in the event of death that occurs during the tour.

SECTION III WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES Provided by On Call International

24-Hour Worldwide Emergency Assistance One toll-free telephone call gives you access to On Call International, a worldwide network of medical and travel-related professionals who will work together to solve your medical or travel-related problem.

Travel Protection Plan Costs: Trip Cost

Premium

Up to $4,500 $4,501 +

$399 $499

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice. The premium is per person, nonrefundable and must be paid at the time you make your initial trip deposit.

The previous is only a summary of the plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions and will be sent to you in your final cruise documents—we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, Berkely, at 800-797-2279. You may also view the plan at uniworld.com. This plan provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection

(Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, a Transamerica company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver

may be purchased separately from the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan. Contact 877-722-2195 for details. *** Section

II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911066H0000A are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, a Transamerica company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Under Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/ Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OH, OR, VT, WA and WY Policy Form TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Certain coverages are under series TAHC6000and TAHC7000.

This program was designed and is administered by Aon Affinity Berkely Travel. Aon Affinity is the brand name for the brokerage and program administration operations of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; (AR 244489); in CA, MN & OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465); in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., (CA 0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY and NH, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency. Affinity Insurance Services is acting as a Managing General Agent as that term is defined in section 626.015(14) of the Florida Insurance Code. As an MGA we are acting on behalf of our carrier partner.

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Terms & Conditions We at Uniworld want to do everything we can to make sure your trip is enjoyable and worry-free. As part of that commitment, we are including the following information about your trip. Please read these pages carefully, as payment of a deposit represents an acceptance of the Uniworld Terms and Conditions.

YOUR TRIP Prices: Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a stateroom or hotel room, and are in US Dollars. Cruise and cruise/ tour prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, taxes, levies and exchange rates as of May 22, 2014. Should the total cruise price increase by more than 10%, passengers will have the right to cancel their cruise within seven (7) days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment for the deposit of your cruise or cruise/tour is received. This does not apply to fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise or cruise/tour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment. Reservations and Payments: A deposit of at least $300 per person is required within 72 hours of reservation. Payment in full for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld cruise or cruise/tour is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. Final payment is due at least ninety (90) days prior to departure. Reservations will be canceled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. Items Not Included in the Published Price: These include, but are not limited to, airfares to and from your destination except where specified; airport/departure taxes; cost of passport and visas; taxes; excess baggage charges; laundry; phone calls; all items of a personal nature; items not included on regular menus; expenses for additional sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; premium spirits and premium wines (please refer to complimentary beverage program), meals not detailed in the itinerary; gratuities for programs in Russia; and health, accident, baggage, or travel protection plans. Gratuities: All Tips and Gratuities are included during the cruise and cruise/tour portion of your trip, including pre- and postcruise extensions purchased in conjunction with your cruise and cruise/tour in Europe. Please note this does not apply to Russia or the Baltic Extension. Complimentary Beverage Program: 1. All beverages are included (excluding premium spirits and premium wines) for the cruise portion of your trip on the following ships: • S.S. Maria Theresa • River Royale • River Ambassador • S.S. Catherine • River Countess • River Baroness • S.S. Antoinette • River Duchess • Queen Isabel • River Beatrice • River Empress • River Queen • River Princess

2. Complimentary red and white house wine, draught beer, and soft drinks will be included at dinner while onboard the River Victoria. Soft drinks will be complimentary during lunches onboard the River Victoria. Cancellation Notice Received Before Tour Start Date

Cancellation Charges Per Person

90 days or more 89 – 60 days 59 – 30 days Less than 30 days No Show

$300 nonrefundable deposit 35% of the fare** 50% of the fare** 100% of the fare** 100% of the fare**

**Fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land, or air element purchased from Uniworld. Port charges are fully refundable if they have been paid prior to cancelling your trip. Cancellation Policy: We hope nothing will come between you and your Uniworld vacation. Should you need to cancel your booking or any portion of it, your cancellation must be received in writing. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person and based upon the date of cancellation, are as shown in the box above. These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that might be levied by your travel agent. There is no refund for unused services or for unused portions of the trip. For true worry-free travel, please see the Travel Protection Plan section of this brochure or visit uniworld.com. The Travel Protection Plan premium is nonrefundable once paid to Uniworld. Revision Fee: A fee of $30 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any passenger name change; cruise date change (within the same calendar year only) or itinerary change made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A passenger name change, cruise date change or itinerary change within ninety (90) days of departure will be treated as a cancellation subject to our cancellation policy, and a new reservation must be made. Cancellation fees (as shown above) will apply. Any revision to a booking may result in the loss of a confirmed airline reservation, change fees (refer to the Air Travel change fees section for details) and increased airfare in addition to any charges levied by the airlines, which will be payable by the Passenger.

YOUR FLIGHT Airfare: Uniworld wants to help make your entire vacation smooth sailing, so we offer great values on airfares from most major cities in the US. Please contact your Travel Professional or Uniworld for the most up-to-date prices. As airfares and schedules are subject to availability, we encourage you to book early. Payment in full for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld cruise or cruise/tour is required at the time air is booked. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. We may issue your air ticket at any time after you book and pay for your flights in full.

Air Travel Change Fees: If you, as the Passenger, change your air travel itinerary before your ticket is issued, you will be charged a $30 per person change fee (see Revision Fees). This charge will apply each time you make a change. If you change your air travel plans after your ticket is issued, you will be charged a $75 per person per change fee, and you will be responsible for any increase in airfare and/or penalties levied by the airline, which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Cancellations: You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your air arrangements eightynine (89) days or less before departure, then please refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the applicable cancellation policy and penalties that will be applied. If you, as the passenger, cancel your air ninety (90) days or more before departure and your air has been ticketed, you will be responsible for any penalties levied by the airline, which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Air Bookings and Restrictions: TSA regulations require us to collect the full first, middle and last name as it appears on your passport or government-issued ID, as well as date of birth and gender. This information is required before we can book your air. Uniworld is not responsible for denied boarding or reissue costs due to an incorrect name, date of birth, or gender information supplied to Uniworld. Flight itineraries provided prior to ticketing are subject to change without notice. Uniworld is not responsible for any inconvenience or any costs or fees incurred by delays, lost luggage, or disruption of air service. Flight itineraries provided are subject to change by the Air Carrier(s). We recommend you contact the airline within seven (7) days of departure to reconfirm your flights. Uniworld Custom Air Service: To give you even more options and greater flexibility, Uniworld offers customized air reservations. This service is available for $25 per person, plus any applicable increased air costs. Requests must be received in writing, after the reservation is under deposit. Once you have made your deposit, you may make your custom air request by submitting the Custom Vacation Planning Form at uniworld.com. The service fee is non-refundable upon confirmation of the request. Seat Assignments and Special Services: Requests for seat assignments, special meals and special services must be made directly to the airline. Some airfares used by Uniworld are not eligible for frequent flyer mileage. Please inquire with the airline for full details regarding frequent flyer mileage. Airport/Ship Transfers: If you purchase a Uniworld Air-Inclusive Vacation, you enjoy the special included convenience of scheduled group transfers between the airport and the ship/ hotel on the day the cruise or cruise/tour begins, and between the ship/hotel and the airport on the day the cruise or cruise/ tour ends. There may be a waiting period between transfers of 2 hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. Private car transfers are only available on the cruise or cruise/ tour start/end dates.

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Terms & Conditions (continued) Making Your Own Flight Arrangements: Should you elect to make your own flight arrangements, Uniworld will provide complimentary scheduled group transfers to/from the ship/hotel as long as your flights arrive/depart in the cruise or cruise/tour starting/ending cities in accordance with the dates shown in this brochure and your flight arrangements comply with the Transfer Guidelines as shown below. If your flight arrangements arrive/ depart outside of these parameters, you must make your own transfer arrangements. Uniworld will not be responsible for late arrivals or missed transfers due to delayed or cancelled flights, for missed cruise/trip days, or for extra costs resulting from the foregoing. To qualify for transfers, it is required that flight information and pre-trip arrangements for all passengers making their own flight arrangements be given to Uniworld no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure and conform to the Transfer Guidelines in the box below.

TRANSFER GUIDELINES: Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits: Arrival Departure Europe* 5 am – 5 pm 6 am – 6 pm Russia** 6 am – 8 pm 5 am – 6 pm Turkey*** 24 hours 24 hours Extensions 24 hours 24 hours * Transfer in Paris are provided from/to CDG only. ** In Moscow, transfers can be provided from SVO, DME, or VKO. *** In Turkey, transfers are only provided to/from Istanbul (IST). Arrival guidelines for the programs listed below are 5 am – 1:30 pm • Castles along the Rhine (Amsterdam to Basel) • European Jewels (Amsterdam to Budapest) Arrival guidelines for the programs listed below are 5 am – 2:30 pm • Rhine Discovery & Prague (Basel to Nuremberg) • Paris & Normandy (Paris to Paris) • Grand European Discovery (Basel to Vienna) • Grand France (Paris to Avignon) • A Portrait of Majestic France • Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux (Paris to Bordeaux) (Bordeaux to Bordeaux) • Ultimate France (Paris to Lyon) • Parisian Holiday (Paris to Paris) • Burgundy & Provence (Lyon to Avignon) Arrival guidelines for the programs listed below are 5 am – 3:30 pm • Delightful Danube & Prague (Nuremberg to Budapest) • Burgundy & Provence (Avignon to Lyon) • Grand European Explorer (Nuremberg to Bucharest) Baggage Fees, Baggage and Personal Belongings: Uniworld allows one (1) suitcase, one (1) carry-on bag, and one (1) personal bag (handbag, computer case, etc.) per person onboard our ships and motorcoaches. Airlines may have additional baggage restrictions and may impose additional fees for checked baggage and/or excess baggage (visit uniworld.com/baggage). Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. Keep an eye on your baggage—it is your responsibility throughout the trip. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings. A protection plan covering lost, stolen or damaged baggage is available through the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan.

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Documents: Uniworld will send you a document packet twentyone (21) to thirty (30) days before your Cruise or Cruise/Tour departure date, provided that Uniworld receives your completed Passenger Information Form and your booking is paid in full. Passport/Visa: A valid passport is required to travel on all Uniworld programs. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after the scheduled return date of the trip. You should check with your travel agent or the US Consulate Service for information regarding necessary documentation. Non-US citizens must contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to your trip. Any visa(s) or other documentation required for a particular itinerary is the sole responsibility of the guest. As a courtesy, our website, uniworld. com, in the “Before You Go” section, offers a link to a visa service company where you can obtain additional information. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Uniworld will not be responsible for advising and/ or obtaining required travel documentation for any passenger, or for any delays, damages and/or losses, including missed portions of your trip, related to improper travel documentation.

Extensions/Land Tours: Uniworld reserves the right to reschedule and/or cancel land extensions or land tours if the minimum number of participants (20 people) is not met or for safety reasons. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your pre- or post-cruise extension eighty-nine (89) days or less before departure, then please refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the applicable cancellation policy and penalties that will be applied. Advanced, Canceled, or Delayed Sailing: Uniworld reserves the right to cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled sailing date and may, but is not obligated to, substitute hotels or vessels. Uniworld shall not be liable for any loss to you by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement. In the event of cancellation by Uniworld, your sole right of recourse shall be to obtain a refund of monies paid to Uniworld in connection with such cruise/tour. Health and Mobility: The Company strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. The Company welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following:

Due to government imposed security/immigration measures, passport information and emergency contact information are required for all passengers prior to release of documentation.

• Passengers are required to advise the Company, in advance, of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation.

US citizens require a single entry visa for travel to the Russian Federation.

• All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Company may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. The Company may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety.

US citizens require a single entry visa for travel to Turkey.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS Travel Protection Plan: Uniworld makes every effort to ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable. However, situations beyond our control may occur. Also, keep in mind that your health plan coverage for a stay outside the US may be limited. We recommend you obtain a travel protection plan. To help provide you with peace of mind, Uniworld offers a comprehensive travel protection plan. Itinerary Changes: You can count on the value of Uniworld’s experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise/tour even when conditions beyond our control occur. The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and locks, means that there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region require Uniworld to make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries, vessels, and hotels as they are shown in the brochure, Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries, hotels or vessels. In such cases, we will do everything we can to make sure the locations visited, the excursions taken and the hotels or vessels offered are similar to the ones originally planned. Any changes to itineraries will not result in eligibility for a refund. Itineraries are subject to change without notice and may need to be altered specifically because of water levels, wind factors, or other conditions.

• The Company does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. • The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. The Company is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, the Company may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which the Company has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the United States. The Company cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms and conditions. The

Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Travelers: Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. While we will accept children 4 years of age and older as Guests, it is our long-term experience that most children do not enjoy or appreciate the river cruise experience. There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities, or accommodations (unless noted) for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programs. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their behavior onboard and ashore. Smoking Policy: For the comfort of all our Guests, smoking is only permitted on the sun decks of our ships. Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. Diets: Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent of specific dietary considerations and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please also indicate your needs when you complete the Passenger Information Form at uniworld.com. Pets: Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips.

LEGAL NOTES Responsibility and Waiver: The responsibility of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., (“Uniworld”) is strictly limited. Uniworld promotes and sells tour programs consisting of certain travel services on the cruise ships (“Vessels”) or other modes of transport (“Transport”). Uniworld does not own or operate any of the Vessels/Transport. The owners, operators and charterers (“Suppliers”) of the Vessels/ Transport are independent of Uniworld. Uniworld makes no representations or warranties concerning the Suppliers or the Vessels/Transport. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any Supplier including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of tours/cruises, schedule changes, rerouting, delays, damage to or loss of baggage, property damage, equipment failures, accidents, death or injuries to persons regardless of cause, whether or not services are tendered or transportation provided is arranged through Uniworld. Accordingly, you will not have any right to claim or recover against Uniworld as a consequence of any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any Suppliers or the condition or operation of any Vessel/Transport. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the liabilities and obligations of the Suppliers to you and your rights against the Suppliers, are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the Suppliers’ contract of carriage and any and all governmental/ jurisdictional laws and regulations bearing upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities and obligations, including, without limitation, choice of law, jurisdiction of disputes, limitations of liability and limitations on the time to file claims. By utilizing the travel services of the Suppliers, you agree that you will look to such Suppliers for any accident, death, injury, property damage, or personal loss to you or to those traveling with you, and that neither Uniworld nor any representative of Uniworld shall have any liability whatsoever.

California Seller of Travel Law: Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., is a registered seller of travel in the State of California, CST #2075415-20, and is a participant in the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute an approval by the State of California. A complete explanation of your rights under the California Seller of Travel Law can be found at oag.ca.gov/travel. Omissions: Uniworld is not responsible for omissions, printing and/or presentation errors in brochures, on Internet sites, or in any other media where such information may be presented; we reserve the right to make corrections as required. Agreement: The payment of a deposit and/or the issuance of tickets or vouchers shall be deemed your consent to the terms and conditions as presented herein. It is specifically agreed that this agreement is entered into in Los Angeles County, California, and in the event any legal or equitable action is initiated concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions, the exclusive venue for such action shall be solely in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, Van Nuys District. This agreement shall be construed in accordance with California law without regard to conflicts of law principles. Time of Printing: The Terms and Conditions listed are those in effect at the time of printing and remain in effect until replaced. These Terms and Conditions replace all previous versions.

YOUR PASSENGER TICKET CONTRACT Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the Suppliers (ship owners and charterers) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the Passenger Ticket Contract will be provided with your final documentation or earlier upon request or can be viewed on our website at uniworld.com. Please note the Passenger Ticket Contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel, Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving disputes. The Passenger Ticket Contract is governed by the law of Switzerland and is subject to limitations of liability and time limits for making claims under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (“Athens Convention”) and the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“1976 Convention”).

The USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program: Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with other affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., customers in the unlikely event of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Uniworld River Cruises, Inc. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at USTOA.com.

FINANCIAL PROTECTION US $20 MILLION YOUR PEACE OF MIND GUARANTEE The traveling public has always been concerned about the protection of their advanced bookings. As part of Uniworld’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Uniworld, TravCorp Financial Services Limited has provided a letter of credit to Uniworld of USD $20 Million in respect of all customers traveling with Uniworld.

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2015 Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Schedule-at-a-Glance Itinerary

Page

Ship

Mar

Apr

32

River Queen S.S. Maria Theresa River Duchess

27,* 28, 31

5, 6,* 9,* 14,* 15, 18, 24,* 27*

36

River Ambassador

29

5,* 12, 19,* 26

Castles along the Rhine

40

S.S. Antoinette River Empress

15,* 22, 29*

1,* 5, 8, 12,* 15,* 19, 22, 26,*29*

Rhine Discovery & Prague

44

River Ambassador

Legendary Rhine & Moselle

48

River Queen

23

5*

Enchanting Danube

52

River Beatrice

5,* 12, 19,* 26

3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*

7, 14,* 21, 28*

Danube Discovery & Prague

56

River Ambassador

8,* 17

6, 11*

Tulips & Windmills

Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days

Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time Brussels to Amsterdam | 8 Days

NEW

Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days Prague to Basel | 10 Days

Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days Budapest to Passau | 8 Days Vienna to Prague | 10 Days

Jan

Feb

May

Jun

3, 6, 10,* 17, 24,* 31

7,* 14, 21,* 28

22, 31*

19, 28*

Jul

Aug

5,* 8◆,* 12, 2,* 9, 16,* 19,* 23, 15◆, 19,* 26 26, 30*

Sep

Oct

Nov

6, 13,* 20, 27,* 30*

4, 7, 11,* 14,* 18, 21, 25,* 28*

1, 4, 8*

17, 26*

14, 23*

11, 20*

9, 18*

6

8, 20*

1, 13,* 25

6,* 18, 30*

12, 24*

5

5, 12,* 2✚, 9,* 16, 19, 26✚* 23,* 30

6,* 13, 20,* 27

4,* 11, 18,* 25

1,* 8

5,* 14

3,* 12, 31*

9, 28*

6, 25*

4, 23*

1

3, 8,* 17, 22*

15, 20,* 29

3,* 26, 31*

9, 14*

7, 12,* 21, 26*

4, 9*

20, 25*

1, 6*

12, 17*

23, 28*

8,* 17

27*

5

16,* 25

12,* 26

9,* 23

6,* 20

4,* 18

1*

1, 14*

20

3*

9

4, 18*

1, 15*

Delightful Danube & Prague

NEW

60

River Princess

Eastern Europe Explorer

NEW

64

River Princess

Imperial Capitals of Europe

68

River Duchess

19,* 28

Grand European Discovery

72

River Ambassador

17,* 31

14,* 28

European Serenade

74

River Duchess River Queen

6,* 17,* 30

12, 12,* 25, 25*

European Jewels

78

S.S. Maria Theresa River Empress

3,* 13,* 17, 27, 31*

10,* 14, 24, 28*

12, 22,* 26*

5, 9, 23*

2,* 6, 16, 20*

82

River Princess

11, 25*

22

6*

3, 17*

14, 28*

Grand European River Voyage

84

River Duchess

6, 28*

25

17*

14

5*

3, 25*

Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy

88

River Countess

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome

92

River Countess

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14

30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

Budapest to Prague | 10 Days Budapest to Bucharest | 10 Days Istanbul to Vienna | 16 Days Basel to Vienna | 15 Days

Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days

Grand European Explorer

Prague to Bucharest | 19 Days Amsterdam to Istanbul | 29 Days Venice to Venice | 8 Days Venice to Rome | 13 Days 196

NEW

8, 13,* 22, 27*

27*

Dec

Itinerary

Page

Ship

Paris & Normandy

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

96

River Baroness

15, 22, 29

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5◆, 12, 19, 26

2◆, 9, 16 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

1

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux

100

River Royale

15, 22, 29

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15

Burgundy & Provence

104

S.S. Catherine

22,* 29

5,* 12, 19,* 26

3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*

7, 14,* 21, 28*

5, 12,* 19, 26*

2, 9,* 16, 23,* 30

6,* 13, 20,* 27

4,* 11, 18,* 25

1,* 8

A Portrait of Majestic France

108

River Baroness River Royale

15, 22, 29

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

1

Grand France

110

River Baroness S.S. Catherine

15, 29

12, 26

10, 24

7, 21

5, 19

2, 16, 30

13, 27

11, 25

112

River Baroness River Royale S.S. Catherine

15, 29

12, 26

10, 24