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EUROPE & RUSSIA Bout ique River Cr uises


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All-Inclusive Boutique River Cruises in Europe

 Shore excursions hosted by Englishspeaking local experts, with options to personalize your experience, including Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Do as the Locals Do, and Gentle Walking programs

 All scheduled airport transfers

 All gratuities onboard and onshore

 Well-equipped fitness centre with exercise classes

 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  Portable audio headset system used on all shore excursions  In-stateroom infotainment centre

 Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard  All entertainment and cultural enrichment programs onboard

 Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment  Award-winning service from the best, most engaging, and most experienced English-speaking staff on the rivers  Exquisitely appointed ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry  The finest riverview staterooms afloat—many with French balconies— offering deluxe signature touches, including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England, an array of pillow options, and gleaming marble bathrooms stocked with robes, slippers, and L’Occitane products

Note: Beverage and gratuity policies, along with ship amenities, vary in Russia. Please see page 173 for more information.

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2014 Boutique River Cruise Itineraries

The Uniworld Experience The world at your fingertips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

The Rhine, Moselle, Main & Danube Rivers

Discover why the road best travelled is a river . . . . 5

Springtime Tulips & the Rhine

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France’s Seine, Rhône, Saône, Garonne, Gironde & Dordogne Rivers

82

Amsterdam to Frankfurt  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

NEW Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux

Germany, The Netherlands

Bordeaux to Bordeaux  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Tulips & Windmills

France

Amsterdam to Antwerp  | 10 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Paris & Normandy

Belgium, The Netherlands

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

Castles along the Rhine

France

Basel to Amsterdam  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Burgundy & Provence

France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland

Avignon to Lyon  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

A culinary journey for the senses . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Rhine Discovery & Prague

France

Become part of the journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Prague to Basel  | 10 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

NEW A Portrait of Majestic France

Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland

Inspiring travel your way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Paris to Bordeaux  | 15 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Legendary Rhine & Moselle

France

Indulge your wanderlust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Amsterdam to Basel  | 13 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Grand France

France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland

Paris to Avignon  | 15 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

The Uniworld Advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Uniworld’s Six-Star Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 A place to dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 No request too large, no detail too small . . . . . . . 13 Variety is the spice of life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Uniworld’s River Heritage Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Protecting the world in which we live and travel . . 25 The great rivers of Europe and Russia . . . . . . . . 26

Boutique River Cruise Ship Collection

France

Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Austria, Germany, Hungary

NEW S.S. Catherine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 S.S. Antoinette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 River Beatrice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 River Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 River Royale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 River Countess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 River Duchess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Vienna to Prague  | 10 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Russia’s Volga, Neva & Svir Rivers Imperial Waterways of Russia

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

Russia

Basel to Vienna  | 15 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland

European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam  | 14 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Austria, Germany, The Netherlands

Basel to Cologne  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 France, Germany, Switzerland

Budapest to Passau  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

Classic Christmas Markets

Grand European River Voyage Amsterdam to Istanbul  | 29 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey

Nuremberg to Frankfurt  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Germany

European Holiday Markets

Italy’s Po River & the Venice Lagoon

The Travel Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome

Uniworld Travel Protection Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Venice to Rome  | 13 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

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Nuremberg to Vienna  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Austria, Germany

Parisian Winter Holiday Paris to Paris  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130

Italy

France

Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Passau to Budapest  | 11 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Italy

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Danube Holiday Markets

Budapest to Amsterdam  | 15 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Venice to Venice  | 8 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Holiday Season Cruises Rhine Holiday Markets

River Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

2014 Schedule-at-a-Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

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Moscow to St. Petersburg  | 13 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Grand European Discovery

Austria, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands

Terms & Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Portugal, Spain

Istanbul to Vienna  | 16 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

River Princess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

Queen Isabel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

Lisbon to Porto  | 11 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102

Imperial Capitals of Europe

European Jewels

River Baroness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

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Austria, Czech Republic, Germany

River Empress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 River Ambassador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

Portugal & Spain’s Douro River Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

Danube Discovery & Prague 142

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Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest  | 13 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138

Cover: River Countess in front of Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy  Inside cover: Venice, Italy

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Austria, Germany, Hungary


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Discover why the road best travelled is a river “From the minute the crew took our bags and we stepped aboard, we were in the lap of luxury. Everyone—from the front desk to the dining room to the hotel staff—made us very comfortable and took care of our every wish. Since our cruise, we can’t stop telling our friends how much we LOVED this trip and that all of them should take a river cruise on a Uniworld ship. It is truly a luxury that everyone should enjoy.” From Patti Love April 20, 2013, “Enchanting Danube”

Where the journey is the ultimate destination

Intimate Ships

Convenience abounds

A stately castle appears across the water and suddenly

Each Uniworld ship is uniquely built for your maximum

Sail along the peaceful waterways that are your

your day-to-day concerns and responsibilities seem very

comfort with plenty of public spaces for socializing

pathway for the journey of a lifetime. Your river

far away. Now, you’re in another world—a world where

and connecting with your fellow travellers, your staff,

cruise offers easygoing comfort and convenient

the scenery of charming hillside villages and Old World

and your surroundings. And because Uniworld has an

access to the sights of Europe and Russia—from

average capacity of just 130 guests, you can move

charming squares to magnificent cathedrals, to bustling

once, sleep on the finest sheets and bedding, dine on a parade of culinary delights and comfort foods,

freely through your ship, unencumbered by crowds,

marketplaces. Dock in the heart of great capitals and

if you want to find a handsome nook or alcove for

fairytale villages that are unreachable by ocean ships.

and find your every need unabashedly pampered. River

some quiet reading or river-gazing. With the highest

There’s no waiting in long lines to get on or off the ship;

cruising is without a doubt the most relaxing and

staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, the

no need to tender into ports. When you travel with

stylish way to travel. And on a Uniworld boutique river

attention and personal touch provided on a Uniworld

Uniworld, the pioneer in luxury river cruising,

cruise, we won’t just take you from here to there—we’ll

ship is unmatched. From the moment you step onboard

you can be assured your experience is everything it

take you away.

your luxury ship and your luggage is whisked to your

should be and more. We look forward to welcoming

stateroom, you can feel confident knowing that you’ll

you aboard.

cities changes day after day; where you’ll

unpack

always be treated to gracious and attentive hospitality.

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Ambassador Main lounge 

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All-Inclusive Boutique River Cruises in Europe

The Uniworld Advantage We are committed to giving our valued guests the ultimate, stress-free, luxury cruise experience in Europe by providing a “True All-Inclusive� journey for you. So relax, unwind, and leave the rest to us.

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Award-winning ships

Unlimited beverages onboard

Onboard amenities and added conveniences

11 of Uniworld’s ships were named to Condé Nast

Savour distinctive wines; craft and regional beers; spirits;

Enjoy a bevy of complimentary amenities, including

Traveller’s 2013 Top 40 River Cruise Ships, and three

cocktails; soft drinks; juices; cappuccinos, lattes, espresso,

Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard, in-stateroom

ships in particular—S.S. Antoinette, River Beatrice,

and French press coffee; a collection of fine teas; and

infotainment centre, well-equipped fitness centre,

and River Queen—were ranked in the top spots.

mineral water, anytime, anywhere.

and complimentary bicycle and Nordic walking sticks.

Fully hosted shore excursions

All meals onboard

All scheduled airport transfers

With Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Gentle Walking, Do as

Delight in the wonderful flavours of impeccably prepared

Be greeted by a welcoming smile and then be bid

the Locals Do, and Village Day programs to choose

meals by our culinary team using the freshest ingredients

a warm good bye at the airport, as all scheduled

from—all guided by the most dedicated and passionate

from farmers’ markets and other local sources.

transfers on arrival and departure days are included.

experience will be rewarding and tailor-made for you.

Entertainment and cultural enrichment

Gratuities always included

And with portable audio headset systems on all shore

Cultural and art historians share their knowledge of the

Your luxurious river cruise is designed to be hassle-free

excursions, you can always enjoy clear commentary

region with our onboard Signature Lectures, while local

and truly all-inclusive, which is why all gratuities for

from your guides.

artists and musicians provide captivating entertainment.

onboard and onshore services are always included.

Cruise Managers and skilled local experts—your onshore

Through this unique combination of enrichment and entertainment, you’ll gain a greater understanding of—

Note: Beverage and gratuity policies, along with ship amenities, vary in Russia. Please see page 173 for more information.

and appreciation for—each place you visit.

River Countess service 

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Uniworld’s Six-Star Experience Our Awards Speak for Themselves Service We treat our staff like family, and they, in turn, treat every Uniworld traveller as an honoured guest. With 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 which we live by, and we never tire of going above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience.

Expertise For us, it’s not about being the biggest; it’s about being the absolute best in everything we do. Unlike many other river cruise lines who use third-parties to cater their onboard operations, Uniworld handles ALL aspects of its own onboard operations—hospitality,

Unique

culinary, and nautical. With the synergy we share with

Each one-of-a-kind, exquisitely appointed Uniworld

our award-winning sister company, Red Carnation

ship is a work of art designed to be as unique as our

Hotels—who have over fifty years of rich history

guests and as inspiring as the destinations you visit.

owning and operating luxury boutique hotels—we

Enjoy lavishly adorned staterooms, suites, and public

have created the world’s only floating luxury

areas, while abundant amenities make every moment

boutique hotels.

onboard an indulgence.

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

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“Best Cruise Ship in the World” 11 Europe ships in the “Top 40” Condé Nast Traveller

“Best River Cruise Lines” Readers’ Choice Condé Nast Traveller

“Best Luxury River Cruise Line” “Best Shore Excursions” Cruise International

“Best River Cruise Line” Editors’ Picks Cruise Critic


Our “Six-Star Experience” represents our core value: delivering the highest standards of “EXCELLENCE” in luxury river cruising. Culinary

Uncompromising luxury. Remarkable value.

We’ve crafted a culinary program for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest’s dining

Uniworld’s true all-inclusive Europe boutique river

experience exceeds their expectations. Menus honour

cruises combine uncompromising

luxury with

remarkable value. With everything included in the

regional and seasonal specialties, in addition to offering old-fashioned comfort foods and lighter fare. The finest and freshest ingredients sourced

price of your cruise, all you need to do is relax and let us take care of all the details.

from farmers’ markets and other local suppliers, along with verifiable sustainable seafood and prime cuts of meat, guarantee meals are bursting with flavour and goodness. And with every meal onboard, be treated to a rich selection of complimentary craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen from our acclaimed sommeliers.

Choice Just like the uniqueness of our ships and everything we do, we have created the same approach for our guests with an innovative onshore program tailored for a more personalized travel experience. With fully hosted Choice Is Yours, Go Active, and Gentle Walking programs, along with more authentic experiences—including exclusive Do as the Locals Do and Village Day programs—you’ll be treated to a 360-degree perspective of the places you visit.

“World’s Best River Cruises” Travel + Leisure

“World’s Best Service” Travel + Leisure

Best Niche Tour Operator Irish Travel Trade

Best Cruise Company Travel Media Awards

BEST SPECIALIST CRUISE COMPANY

Best Specialist Cruise Company Irish Travel Industry

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A place to dream

Spend one night in a magnificent riverview stateroom and you’ll agree: 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

Perfection Down to the Last Detail

Your Uniworld stateroom is a chic yet cozy cocoon—

Each Uniworld ship combines Old World

rest alike. Your bed is handcrafted by Savoir of

elegance with a fierce devotion to modern conveniences. Nowhere is our commitment to your comfort more evident than

England—bed makers to the world’s finest hotels,

in your perfectly appointed stateroom, which includes:

ideally designed for daytime catnaps and a full night’s ®

including London’s legendary Savoy Hotel. They are 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 floorto-ceiling marble. We’ve even added special touches, such as backlit magnifying mirrors. Daily housekeeping keeps things tidy, and evening turndown service always

Marble bathrooms stocked with L’Occitane body products, plush towels, comfy robes, and slippers Built-in closets and vanities, individual climate control and in-room safe Flatscreen television with infotainment centre featuring music, movies, and satellite channels Complimentary bottled water (replenished daily),

The “Suite” Life

For the ultimate indulgence, we invite you to stay in one of our Signature Suites with many extra-special amenities, including: Complimentary laundry service; shoe shine; inroom breakfast; fresh daily fruit; homemade treats; Nespresso coffee machine; and refrigerator stocked with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages Flatscreen TV with DVD player and iPod dock 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 or S.S. Catherine. These expansive

features a scrumptious surprise. And at sunset, your

along with your own personal water bottle to take

super-suites boast spacious bathrooms and in-suite

French balcony provides the perfect vantage point

with you on shore excursions

butler service provided by a staff trained to the same

from which to watch the tranquil waters transform into

standards as the butlers at Buckingham Palace.

molten gold.

Note: Amenities in Russia may vary.

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No request too large, no detail too small “From the moment we stepped aboard our floating boutique hotel to disembarkation, we received continuously outstanding service, ate exquisitely prepared meals with local influences paired with delicious wines, enjoyed onboard entertainment, and explored each destination with expert guides. It is clear that Uniworld prides itself on service delivery. Our expectations were exceeded on every level and we look forward to going aboard a Uniworld river cruise in the very near future. Our only dilemma, which one?” From Monica Yost June 19, 2013, “Imperial Capitals of Europe”

True luxury is felt as well as seen

A proud and rich tradition of service

Uniworld guests are treated to the very finest hospitality

Uniworld is a proud member of The Travel Corporation,

on the rivers, which is endorsed by many of the world’s

a family-owned and passionately run business over four

most prestigious travel experts. We make our guests

generations and nine decades. Every one of its 25 fine

feel welcome in myriad ways, the most important of

brands is cared for and managed by some of the most

which is by getting to know you and being aware of

experienced, qualified, and zealously committed people

your personal preferences. Onboard your Uniworld

in the travel industry. We have always treated our staff

ship, you can expect your server to remember that

members as part of the family and our guests are our

you like your eggs prepared “sunny-side up” with crispy

most treasured reason for being in business. To provide

bacon at breakfast and the bartender to know you

truly

prefer your favourite drink with that little extra twist.

we hire and retain the very best professionals in the

Don’t be surprised to find the Captain stopping by

industry and provide them with continuous training.

your dinner table to continue the conversation you

You will find that every member of our team has a

began the day before, or our staff remembering you

“Yes I can” attitude and takes pleasure in going above

like jasmine tea during the afternoon in your suite.

and beyond your expectations.

exceptional and personalized hospitality,

Such kind attention lets you know how much we value you and how dedicated we are to providing exactly

Visit TheTravelCorporation.com for more information.

what you desire, exactly when you want it.

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Variety is the spice of life Made to order

A variety of dining venues and experiences

We recognise that everyone has their own idea of what

Whether you are an early riser or prefer to sleep in late,

makes a great meal. No matter what your tastes may

enjoy a big lunch or something light to eat, we have

be, when you dine with Uniworld, you can count on the

arranged a variety of dining venues, including:

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: Local and regional specialties with a traditional flare: We feature authentic cuisine cooked to order.

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

In Italy, indulge in Prosciutto di Parma pizza and Osso Buco Milanese, and in Germany, enjoy Wiener

You’ll also be treated to a host of memorable

schnitzel and Knödel.

experiences, including:

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, Bernhard Zorn. Be treated to 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.

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Epicurean Adventurer Program™ : From a special onboard beer-pairing dinner—featuring German craft beers and overseen by a beer sommelier—to captivating culinary demonstrations and tastings onboard and onshore, guests will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the local culinary traditions and flavours of the region on most Europe itineraries.

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

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A culinary journey for the senses

Amidst lively conversation, wine is poured and beautifully plated offerings are delivered with solicitous care. A savouring bite, a sip of something divine, and 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 flavour. And because our ingredients are sustainably produced and sourced,

cereals, and a wide selection of juices, teas, French-

Your attentive and engaging culinary team stands

pressed coffee, and sparkling wine. At lunch, take your

ready to satisfy your dining desires. Dinner offers several

pick from a selection of fresh salads and homemade

courses with a choice of appetizers, soups, and salads,

soups, carved-to-order roasts, a hot pasta bar, assorted

followed by an entrée of prime cut meats, sustainably

sandwiches, and tantalizing desserts.

sourced seafood, and vegetarian dishes, all of which are perfectly paired with tasty side dishes. Conclude your

you’ll know that the taste isn’t the only thing that is good about your meal.

CAP YOUR DAY IN THE PERFECT WAY

meal with a wide range of

decadent desserts that

The last streaks of sunset still paint the sky as you

may include Honeycomb Ice Cream, Valrhona Guanaja

A PARADE OF CULINARY DELIGHTS

make your way toward your ship’s intimate, flawlessly

Chocolate Delight, or Individual Baked Alaska, and an

For breakfast and lunch, be treated to sumptuous

decorated restaurant. The maître d’ greets you by

artisanal cheese plate with fresh fruits. Throughout your

buffets with something new every day. At our breakfast

name with a warm, welcoming smile. With a casual-

meal, savour a variety of carefully chosen distinctive

buffet, indulge in crisp Belgian waffles topped with

elegance dress code and open seating, you can sit

wines from various regions of your itinerary, as well as

warm maple syrup, fresh-baked breads and pastries

where and with whom you wish. We have created the

craft and local beers.

accompanied by local jams and preserves, made-to-

perfect relaxed setting for your dining pleasure.

order eggs, hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit, a variety of

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Countess Savoy Restaurant  

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Note: Beverage program varies for our itineraries in Russia. Please see page 173 for more information on beverage policy.

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Become part of the journey Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all travel experiences. On a Uniworld boutique river cruise, customizable onshore excursions are just one more luxury that comes standard.

A 360-degree perspective of the places you visit

Uniworld takes you to the best places at the best times with 27 unique Europe itineraries designed to delve deeply into the art, architecture, music, history, and cuisine of each locale—both onboard and onshore. The pieces fit together like an exquisite puzzle, creating an unforgettable and immersive journey for our guests. Highlights of our onshore and onboard experiences and ways to travel include: Fully guided Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Gentle Walking, Do as the Locals Do, and Village Day programs that provide you with the freedom to explore how you wish. Exclusive excursions available only to Uniworld guests. Epicurean Adventurer Program™ on most Europe itineraries that is designed to take you into the wonderful world of food, wine, and beer, and expand your knowledge with authentic culinary experiences. Onboard entertainment and cultural enrichment programs, including our “Signature Lectures,” which offer you the opportunity to truly engage in enlightening ways and give you a deeper appreciation for the places you visit. Whether travelling on your own, with a group, or with the special young ones in your life, we provide you with options, including waived single supplements on a number of itineraries and dates; special group travel programs; and

multigenerational family travel.

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Come one, come all

Group Travel

Multigenerational Family Travel

Care to travel solo, or gather with a group of friends?

Are you a member of a club or society with special

Are you looking for an

Wish to share the magic of travel with the special young

interests, or simply wish to have a reunion with some

one where you can educate your children and

people in your life on a European river cruise? Whatever

special friends? A Uniworld boutique river cruise

grandchildren in historical and spectacularly rich

your travel preference may be, Uniworld has something

provides the ideal setting for a variety of group get-

settings, all while having fun?

for everyone.

togethers with endless possibilities. Part of a garden

With our award-winning multigenerational family-

society? Then delight in the exquisite floral displays of

Solo Travellers

Freedom and flexibility are only two of the many benefits solo travellers can enjoy when travelling on their own, and Uniworld recognises this. We have waived our single supplement on a number of our European itineraries and dates for those who wish to travel on their own.

◀ Verona,

Italy 

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Holland in spring. Are you an artist looking for more inspiration? Perhaps sailing through Provence and Burgundy in the summer, with a chance to see the landscapes that inspired Van Gogh and Cézanne, will inspire you. Is your wine club looking to experience

enriching family vacation—

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 include:

the harvest and taste wines from the world’s oldest

Paris & Normandy | July 13 & 27, 2014

demarcated wine region? Then a cruise through the

Castles along the Rhine | July 18, 2014

vineyard-rich, UNESCO Douro River valley is befitting.

Classic Christmas Markets | December 14, 2014

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Inspiring travel your way Get ready to “Go Active”

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 centre.

Freedom of choice and flexibility

Our included excursions are expertly crafted and offer you a variety of choices designed to introduce you to Europe and Russia’s most memorable attractions. But what if you’ve already explored many of these popular destinations? With our

Choice Is Yours

options, you can decide which excursions you wish to

Go ahead—take it easy

take. Visited the famed Rijksmuseum on your

Along the rivers, life moves at a slower pace. We took

last trip to Amsterdam? This time, consider exploring

that lifestyle to heart when we created our guided

the equally wonderful Van Gogh Museum instead.

Gentle Walking excursions. They offer the chance

Soaked up Salzburg when you came for the 250th

to explore at a more relaxed pace should you wish for

anniversary of Mozart’s birth? Opt to visit charming

more time to linger, to poke your head in a few more

Linz and an Austrian apple farm. From Nuremberg to

charming shops, or to meditate on a beautiful painting.

Vienna, Lyon to Normandy, we’ve chosen alternative

And if you simply wish to relax onboard, pamper

sites of exploration guaranteed to please even the

yourself with one of our many spa treatments in our

most experienced traveller.

Serenity River Spa™.

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Beyond the obvious

Absorb the rich flavours and local colour

To get a deeper understanding of the heart and

Uniworld offers lovers of good food, distinctive

soul of a region and its people, we created our

wine, and craft beer our exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ on most European cruises.

exclusive guided

Do as the Locals Do and

Village Day programs. “Do as the Locals Do”

This program introduces you to a host of sumptuous

provides authentic encounters that offer guests the

treats, and shows you how those treats are made.

chance to walk in the shoes of local citizens, uncover

Sometimes things that seem quite simple—a perfectly

locals’ favourite places to meet and shop, and taste

twisted Bavarian pretzel, say, or a golden pint of

beloved regional food. Our exclusive “Village Day”

pilsner—have a long and fascinating history. Learn

program provides a similar up-close look at rural

that history during onboard and onshore culinary

European and Russian towns, with the chance to get

demonstrations, complete with tastings. Sample

an intimate view of village life during visits to local

saffron truffles made by the only saffron grower in

homes and workshops.

Austria. Sip fine Rieslings at a private wine tasting at Castle Vollrads. Or enjoy a pasta-making demonstration and tasting in Bologna.

Exclusive excursions

Picture yourself walking through Germany’s Castle Kleinheubach alongside members of the royal house of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, the family who has owned this castle for nearly 300 years. Hear insider stories before enjoying a wine tasting. 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—in Venice’s historic St. Mark’s Basilica. These are only a sample of the

exclusive excursions you’ll experience

with Uniworld.

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Indulge your wanderlust

Get even more value out of your international airfare with one of Uniworld’s perfectly planned pre- or post-cruise optional land extensions. For centuries, aperitifs and digestifs have been

More to explore

used to heighten the pleasure of a gourmet meal.

Uniworld’s optional extensions offer an ideal

Uniworld’s carefully crafted pre- and post-cruise land

combination of hosted excursions and on-your-own

packages are the travel equivalent of these culinary

exploration. Early in your stay, your local expert will

mainstays: they whet the appetite for the adventure

introduce you to the best the city has to offer on a

to come or provide a fitting finale to the journey

carefully crafted excursion, after which you’ll have

you’ve just concluded.

plenty of leisure time to indulge your own private

Prague An utterly enchanting European capital

Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Prague city tour (visit Christmas Markets during holiday cruises)   Englishspeaking expert   All transfers

Prices from ¤869 per person (Single supplement ¤434) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Vienna, Nuremberg, and Passau.

passions. Whatever your pleasure—art, architecture, Exceptional value

history, horticulture, regional cuisine, or local

Whether you’re exploring Amsterdam or Vienna,

handicrafts—your host will save you valuable time

Paris or Prague, you’ll stay at superior first-class

and money by directing you to the can’t-miss spots

hotels conveniently located near the major sights.

and off-the-beaten-path gems only a local would

What’s more, you’ll enjoy the expert assistance of a

know about.

local Uniworld host who is there to make your stay as pleasant as possible. And because the price of your extension includes special excursions, many meals, and transfers to or from your Uniworld cruise,

Lucerne

you’ll know you’re getting an exceptional value.

Surrender to the lure of Lucerne

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Lucerne walking tour (visit Christmas Markets during holiday cruises)   English-speaking expert   All transfers

826

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Vienna

Budapest

Amsterdam

The most graceful city in Europe

Magic is born where East meets West

The Golden Age comes alive

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Intercontinental Vienna (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

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

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

Prices from ¤ per person (Single supplement ¤278) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Vienna.

Prices from ¤521 per person (Single supplement ¤260)

Prices from ¤695 per person (Single supplement ¤312)

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Budapest.

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

Paris

Aix-en-Provence

Biarritz

Discover the joie de vivre of the “City of Light”

The pinnacle of Provençal history and culture

A posh seaside resort in French Basque country

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Marriott Opera Ambassador (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Paris city tour   English-speaking expert   All transfers

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Grand Hotel Roi René (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Aix-en-Provence walking tour   English-speaking expert   All transfers

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa (or similar)   Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage   Biarritz walking tour   English-speaking expert   All transfers

Prices from ¤826 per person (Single supplement ¤347)

Prices from ¤826 per person (Single supplement ¤347)

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Avignon. Extension will be offered between May 4 and November 9 sailings.

Note: For cruises that end in Bordeaux.

608

869

Prices from ¤ per person (Single supplement ¤521) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Lyon. Paris & Normandy itinerary substitutes Paris city tour for Opera District walking tour.

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Uniworld’s River Heritage Club

RIVER HERITAGE CLUB REWARDS

When you travel 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:

Enhanced 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.ie/after-your-cruise/river-heritage-club.

* Available on ships operating in Europe. † This benefit is also applicable to cruises in Russia and Egypt.

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Protecting the world in which we live and travel

OUR COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

WHOLE WORLD Water

SUSTAINABLE RIVER CRUISING PROJECT

Uniworld is proud to provide our guests with amazing

Nearly 1 billion people do not have access to clean,

As part of The Travel Corporation, Uniworld has worked

trips to some of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring

safe drinking water. WHOLE WORLD Water is a

closely with TreadRight and The Travel Foundation, a

places. It is this pride that inspires our commitment

Campaign designed to unite the Hospitality and Tourism

United Kingdom-based charity that shares our socio-

to responsible tourism practices, which help to ensure

Industry with the goal of raising $1 billion to eradicate

environmental values, for the past three years. With their

the very places we love remain beautiful. Uniworld

this problem. More than a fundraising initiative, this is

support, Uniworld is spearheading the Sustainable

a revolutionary way of doing business. By partnering

River Cruising Pack—the first of its kind—which

the places we live and travel in will create a better

with WHOLE WORLD Water, Uniworld has committed

focuses on minimizing the environmental impact of

world for future generations to enjoy.

to removing all disposable water bottles from all

Uniworld ships, and the river cruising industry at large.

company-owned ships. We provide our guests with

The end goal of the project is to use the resulting

Uniworld is part of a joint initiative by The Travel

their own personal water bottle to take with them on

research to create a Sustainable Cruising Guide

Corporation’s family of brands called TreadRight—

excursions and back home, so no plastic water bottles

to educate operators worldwide on how to operate with

a not-for-profit organization working to ensure the

are used. Additionally, Uniworld will donate $1 per guest

as little environmental impact as possible.

environment and communities where we travel remain

to WHOLE WORLD Water, 100% of which will be used

vibrant for future generations.

to provide safe drinking water to communities around

understands that

respecting and protecting

Visit TreadRight.org for more information.

the world.

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Provence Ligurian Sea

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

ITALY Adriatic Sea

SPAIN

Rome Balearic Sea Mediterranean Sea

Tyrrhenian Sea

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The Rhine, Moselle, Danube and Main Rivers

The Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde Rivers

The Rhine is Germany’s longest river, and it is

The waterways of southwest France wind

in Germany where it encounters some of its

their way through some of the most beautiful

most important and beautiful tributaries,

countryside in Europe. This land is as fruitful

including the Moselle and the Main, as well as

as it is lovely: dozens of prestigious wine

the 170-kilometer Rhine-Main-Danube Canal,

appellations line the rivers, while the region’s

which joins the Rhine and Danube together.

historic farms produce world-renowned truffles

The Danube is Europe’s second longest river,

and creamy goat cheeses.

and like the Rhine, the Danube has played a significant role throughout history and has inspired artists, poets, and musicians for

MOLDOVA

BudapestLITHUANIA

UKRAINE

HUNGARY

BELARUS

ROMANIA

centuries.

POLAND

The Dutch and Belgian Waterways

as if by magic. The nearby Po—Italy’s longest

Belgium and the Netherlands comprise the land

river—is the lifeline of historic cities and

around the Rhine Delta and the North Sea. With

charming fishing villages alike.

canals crisscrossing through these countries.

Danube River

MONTENEGRO

Black Sea

BULGARIA Sophia

SLOVAKIA

MACEDONIA

Istanbul MOLDOVA

Budapest ALBANIA

UKRAINE

HUNGARY

TURKEY GREECE ROMANIA

Aegean Sea

The Douro River

The UNESCO Douro River valley is one of Europe’s most unspoiled areas. Over the

Giurgiu

SERBIA

a crescent-shaped inlet on which the city’s

the help of the Zuider Zee, these regions have

RUSSIA

Bucharest

Belgrade

The Venice Lagoon is an enchanting place—

glorious palazzi and cathedrals seem to float,

prospered and have given way to countless Iron Gates

The Venice Lagoon and Po River

Seine River

centuries, the Douro has carved a spectacular

The Seine River flows through the heart of

and scenic valley endowed with panoramas

Paris and continues meandering through the

stretching from stately Porto in Portugal’s

inspiring countryside to Normandy and Rouen.

centre of Port wine production to Spain.

Rhône and Saône Rivers

The Volga River

The Rhône rises high in Switzerland and flows

The Volga is Europe’s longest river, and it has

southward into France where it joins with its

played a significant role in the lives of Russians

principal tributary, the Saône River. Inspiring

throughout the centuries. It is referred to in

landscapes of sunflowers, cypress-lined

Russian folklore as “Mother Volga,” as nearly

avenues, and bountiful vineyards bless the

half of Russia’s population lives near it, and

riverbanks of these breathtaking rivers.

Russia’s greatest cities can be found along it.

Ionian Sea Iron Gates

Belgrade

SERBIA

Bucharest Giurgiu Danube River

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The Rhine, Moselle, Main & Danube Rivers

Discover the many 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 river cruise adventure. Celebrate the rich heritage of Europe’s illustrious wine regions on our “Legendary Rhine & Moselle” or “Enchanting Danube” itineraries. Travel from Istanbul to Vienna experiencing the “Imperial Capitals of Europe.” No matter the cruise you choose, you will enjoy picturesque landscapes, Medieval villages, grand cities, and so much more. Get a feel for daily life in small towns and big cities alike with our “Village Day” and “Do as the Locals Do” programs. Captivating shore excursions hosted by local experts and insightful onboard programs will introduce you to the art, architecture, music, and history of each region. And thanks to our “Choice Is Yours,” “Gentle Walking,” and “Go Active” programs, you can tailor your onshore experiences to your specific interests in many destinations.

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Your Cruise Package Includes:

Springtime Tulips & the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days

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 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

2 countries 10 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “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 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 of Culture and Trade” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

€ From

30

2,599

 per person, cruise only


Amsterdam to Frankfurt

Zaandam Amsterdam

North Sea

Day Port/City

1

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Amsterdam (embark)

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Amsterdam, Zaandam

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Cologne

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Germany | The Netherlands

Springtime is the most glorious time to discover the natural, cultural, and culinary wonders of Germany and the Netherlands. From amazing Amsterdam to fabulous Frankfurt, you’ll experience all the glories of springtime as you explore charming towns, bustling cities, and vine-covered hillsides bursting with new life.

◀ The

Netherlands 

▲ Cologne,

Frankfurt (embark)

2

Frankfurt, cruising the Main River and Rhine River, Rüdesheim

3 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Braubach

Join Uniworld on this special springtime sailing. With only

4 Cologne

four departure dates available, you’ll want to plan your springtime cruise now.

5 Arnhem

Who will enjoy this cruise Discover the many natural highlights of this region, including the famed Keukenhof Gardens, whose acres of fragrant tulips showcase Dutch flower culture at its most majestic. Step back in time to view the traditional side of Dutch life at Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum. Experience the genius of the great Impressionist painters at the Van Gogh and KröllerMüller museums. Visit the fairytale towns of Braubach and Rudesheim, and wander through a 700-year-old castle and grand cathedral, all while tracing the fascinating sweep of Roman, Medieval, and 20th-century world history.

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Art lovers will find beauty in the world-class museums; gardeners will relish visiting the world’s largest flower garden; and history buffs can trace the events of the region’s past.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Brew-pub visit in Cologne  Dutch culinary delights

6 Zaandam, Amsterdam 7 Amsterdam 8 Amsterdam (disembark) Cruise Start Dates

Mar 26* Apr 2, 9,* 16 *Cruise operates from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information.

 German craft beer tasting with beer sommelier, and beer-pairing dinner  Special food-and-wine pairing dinner

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Springtime Tulips & the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days

Day 1

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Amsterdam

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 2

Amsterdam

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Featured Excursions: Choice of canal cruise

with Van Gogh Museum or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour Glide along the UNESCO-designated 17thcentury canals of Amsterdam and view all that this remarkable capital has to offer: stately architecture, tree-lined streets, picturesque bridges, and so much more. Visit the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the largest collection of the artist’s work, including iconic paintings like The Potato Eaters and Sunflowers. Or see Amsterdam’s highlights during a unique walking tour that provides an intimate look at how Amsterdammers live on the water today. Then it’s on to the Maritime Museum, where you’ll learn about Dutch naval history and tour the Amsterdam, a replica 18th-century cargo ship. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

Amsterdam, Zaandam

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Featured Excursions: Choice of full day at

Keukenhof Gardens or Keukenhof Gardens combined with Zaanse Schans Spend all day at the Keukenhof Gardens, the largest flower garden in the world, which is only open seven weeks a year. You’ll be dazzled by the visual and olfactory splendor of seven million bulbs planted on a 64-hectare site. Or split your day between the gardens and Zaanse Schans, an entrancing open-air museum that gives you an authentic taste of Dutch life in the old days. Historic windmills, houses, and shops were relocated to this picturesque area, creating a typical 18thcentury village where you can watch cobblers and cheesemakers at work.

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Day 4

Arnhem

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Featured ExcursionS: Choice of guided tour of

Kröller-Müller Museum or WWII Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek Arnhem is your gateway to the Kröller-Müller Museum, home to a huge collection of Van Gogh’s paintings (including Café Terrace at Night), as well as works by Picasso, Mondrian, Rodin, and many contemporary European artists. It also boasts one of Europe’s largest modern sculpture gardens. Or, visit the WWII Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek to learn about the 1944 Battle of Arnhem. History comes alive through veterans’ recordings and a large collection of artifacts. You’ll also stop at the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. This is the final resting place of over 1,600 men, many of them Allied soldiers who lost their lives in the effort to take the bridge at Arnhem (a story told in the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far). Day 5

Cologne

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Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with

Roman-Germanic Museum and Kölsch beer tasting Arrive in Cologne and walk the narrow streets of Old Town with your guide, passing by tiny squares, little churches, and awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cologne was founded by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago; today you’ll tour the Roman-Germanic Museum, which was built around a Roman villa that was discovered in 1941. It contained an incredibly well-preserved mosaic of Dionysus that now joins numerous finds illuminating everyday life in the Roman city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (the Roman name of Cologne), including the world’s largest collection of Roman glass vessels and a unique assortment of Roman jewelry. Then it’s off to a local pub for a tasting of Kölsch beer, a special pale brew unique to Cologne.

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Day 6

Braubach, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

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Featured Excursions: Choice of guided visit to

Marksburg Castle or Koblenz walking tour Awaken in Braubach, a charming town with many half-timbered houses. Visit historic Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine River fortress to have remained occupied and undestroyed for over 700 years. Feel like you have stepped into the daily life of the past as you walk through the kitchen and banqueting hall, the armory, and the chapel. Don’t miss the recreated Medieval garden, which features 150 plants used in the Middle Ages for curative (or magical) purposes. Or take a walking tour of Koblenz, the town where the Moselle and Rhine rivers meet. Your guide will provide an enlightening lesson in world economic and military history when explaining the strategic importance of Koblenz’s location at the confluence of the rivers. Stroll through the pretty Old Town district with its romantic narrow streets and historic squares. You’ll find plenty of picturesque alleyways and fountains, as well as the 12th-century churches of St. Florin and Our Beloved Lady. A highlight of the day will be sailing the beautiful Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCOdesignated landscape, en route to Rüdesheim.

Day 7

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Cruising the Rhine River and Main River, Frankfurt Featured Excursion: Frankfurt “Espresso” tour

Discover the highlights of Frankfurt in a one-hour city overview. Ride up to the Main Tower’s 650foot-high viewing platform, where your guide will introduce you to the city and its most engaging destinations. You’ll learn what sites no visitor should miss, and then be able to structure the rest of the day to your liking. Frankfurt is Europe’s financial capital; it’s a sophisticated and energetic city with no shortage of exciting corners to explore. Roam the heart of its historic centre, Römer Square, or visit one of its many museums. You might also enjoy delving into the colourful Kleinmarkthalle, an indoor food and flower market with over 60 stalls. Sample the famous local sausage and try the local cider, called ebbelwoi. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 8

Depart Frankfurt

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Disembark the ship and transfer to Frankfurt International Airport for your flight home.

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites and Category 1 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

River Ambassador

26* Mar 2 Apr 9,* 16 Apr

Cruise

€2,599 €2,749 €2,849

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

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ €375 + €785 + €1,565

See Deck Plan on page 162. – Port Charges: ¤122 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

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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 imperial River Duchess, the elegant River Empress, or the regal River Queen All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

2 countries 15 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 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: “Life and Art in the Golden Age of the Low Lands” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

€ From

34

2,599

 per person, cruise only


Amsterdam to Antwerp

Enkhuizen North Sea

Zaandam

Hoorn

Day Port/City

1

Amsterdam

THE NETHERLANDS

Rotterdam

Nijmegen Veere

Groesbeek

Kinderdijk Nuenen

Bruges English Channel

Ghent

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Dordrecht

NIGHTS ONSHORE

Hoorn, Enkhuizen

5

Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen)

8

Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)

9 Antwerp 10

BELGIUM

LAND

4

7 Veere GERMANY

Brussels

#

3 Zaandam

6 Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht

Antwerp 9-NIGHT CRUISE

FRANCE

Amsterdam (embark)

2 Amsterdam

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

Antwerp (disembark), transfer to Brussels Airport

Antwerp to Amsterdam Day Port/City

Belgium | The Netherlands

1

Everything that comes to mind when you think of the Netherlands and Belgium—canals, windmills, tulips,

2 Antwerp

rich maritime history, Old World treasures—are yours to experience.

3 Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)

From the canals of Amsterdam to the canals of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll through acres of tulips at the 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 museums of Zaanse Schans and Zuiderzee. 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— the diamond capital of the world.

◀ The

Netherlands 

▲ Antwerp,

Brussels Airport, transfer to Antwerp (embark)

All along the way, you’ll savour tasty Dutch delights and Belgian treats of fine chocolate and hearty beer as you sail the aquatic highways and byways of two amazing countries shaped by water.

4 Veere 5

Rotterdam, Kinderdijk

6

Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen)

Who will enjoy this cruise

7

Hoorn, Enkhuizen

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

8 Zaandam

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Onboard Belgian craft beer tasting with beer sommelier  Culinary demonstration and tasting  Special food-and-beer-pairing dinner

9 Amsterdam 10

Amsterdam (disembark)

Cruise Start Dates

Mar 25,* 28 Apr 1,* 3, 6,* 10, 12,* 15, 19,* 24,* *Cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information.

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Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days

Day 1

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Amsterdam

Day 4

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Hoorn, Enkhuizen

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Featured Excursions: Hoorn walking tour and

Day 2

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 a century ago. Prefer some active sightseeing? Enjoy one of the ship’s complimentary bicycles and bike around City Ring, an earthen dike.

Amsterdam

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Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour with

canal cruise, and choice of Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour Get an up-close view of Amsterdam, which boasts history, art, architecture, and canals. See Amsterdam from its historic waterways via a canal cruise. 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 artifacts. Or take a guided stroll through the former maritime district, including the Maritime Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

Zaandam

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Featured Excursions: Choice of full day

at Keukenhof Gardens* or Zaanse Schans outdoor museum Your senses will be in for a treat as you visit the Keukenhof Gardens, a 28-hectare showcase of over seven million flowers. This is one of the most impressive public gardens in the world. You have two ways to experience the gardens today: either enjoy a full-day tour or visit Zaanse Schans village, an outdoor museum where the Dutch bring their children to show them how their ancestors lived. Try on a pair of clogs, learn how cheese is made, and climb inside a windmill to see how it works. *Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens.

◀ Bruges,

“Life on the Zuiderzee” outdoor museum visit

Day 5

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Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen)

Featured Excursions: Choice of National Liberation

Museum or exclusive “Walk in Van Gogh’s Footsteps” village day in Nuenen 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

Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht

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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 well-preserved, UNESCO-designated windmills dating back to the 1500s. (At one point, there were more than 10,000 windmills in the country; your guide will explain why they were so important.) You’ll even get a chance to

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enter one of Kinderdijk’s historic windmills. Climb the set of steep stairs to reach 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

Veere

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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’ 2,000-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

Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)

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Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Bruges

with canal cruise and walking tour or Ghent with canal cruise 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 on a canal cruise. Or explore Ghent, one of the oldest cities in Belgium, with a history dating

back to the Stone Age. The beautifully restored Medieval city centre is made for strolling or biking; its museums house works by artists from Hieronymus Bosch to Joseph Beuys, while Saint Bavo Cathedral holds the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the world’s great artistic treasures. A canal cruise will provide a closeup view of the impressive 14th- and 15th-century textile warehouses that line the canals. Day 9

Antwerp

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Antwerp walking

tour with Cathedral of Our Beloved 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 Beloved 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, if you prefer, 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 savour one of Belgium’s iconic foods. Those looking for a once-ina-lifetime shopping experience can take a shuttle to Diamondland, Antwerp’s largest diamond shop. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 10

Depart Antwerp

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

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤900 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤700 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤350 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ships

Cruise Start Dates

River Empress River Queen River Duchess River Empress River Queen River Duchess River Empress River Queen River Duchess River Queen

25* Mar 28 Mar 1* Apr 3 Apr 6* Apr 10 Apr 12* Apr 15 Apr 19* Apr 24* Apr

Cruise

€2,599 €2,799 €2,999 €2,999 €3,049 €3,549 €3,549 €3,799 €3,799 €3,849

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

Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ €225 + €500 + €750 + €1,075 + €2,075

See Deck Plans on pages 150, 156, and 158. – Port Charges: ¤157 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Please visit * uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

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Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette or the regal River Queen All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

4 countries 11 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 Epicurean Adventurer Program™ Exclusive Multigenerational FamilyFriendly Program during July

€ From

38

2,449

 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 Kayserberg 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 savour 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, Kayserberg, Colmar, Strasbourg, and Rüdesheim, and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the ◀ Rhine

River, Germany 

▲ Strasbourg,

Basel (embark) Breisach (Kayserberg 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)

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 Mediterranean Sea

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on a select sailing during the summer with Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.

Who will 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.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™

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 (Kayserberg and Riquewihr or Colmar) 8 Basel (disembark) Cruise Start Dates Apr 6,* 13, 20,* 27

Aug  3, 10,* 17, 24,* 30,* 31

May 3,* 4,* 10, 11, 17,* 18,* 24, 25

Sep  6, 7,* 14, 21,* 28

Jun  1,* 8, 15,* 22, 29*

Oct

Mar 23,* 30

5,* 12, 19,* 26

Nov 2,* 9

Jul  6, 13,* 18◆,* 20, 27* *Cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information. ◆ Multigenerational

Family-Friendly Program on

this date.

Ionian Sea

Aegean Sea

 Exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting  Exclusive Alsatian flammkuchen tasting  Black Forest cake-baking demonstration and tasting  Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

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Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days

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Day 1

Basel

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

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Day 2

Breisach (Kayserberg and Riquewihr or Colmar) Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian wine

villages 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, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges Mountains. Charming villages, pastoral landscapes, and lush vineyards line this beautiful winding road. You may prefer to linger in the historic centre of enchanting Colmar or continue on to the wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr, where you will ramble along narrow lanes and pass half-timbered Medieval houses with conical roofs that are straight out of a fairytale illustration. 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

Kehl (Strasbourg)

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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; a shuttle will take you to and from the ship.

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Day 4

Germersheim (Speyer)

Featured ExcursionS: Choice of Speyer walking

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 centre dominated by the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe. With its basilica laid out in the form of a Latin cross, including four towers and two domes, this architectural marvel is a symbol of Medieval imperial power; the rulers of three dynasties are interred here. Nearby, a wellpreserved 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-flavoured elixirs made there.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg

by canal with Notre Dame Cathedral or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour 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. You’ll also see the dynamic modern city that hosts numerous European Union organizations.

◀ Colmar,

Day 5

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Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

Featured Excursions: Exclusive Castle Vollrads

wine tasting and guided Boppard village stroll Rüdesheim has been a magnet for romantics since the 19th century. Among its most famous sights is the Drosselgasse, a narrow alleyway lined with wine taverns and shops. Explore the town at your leisure, then be our guest at a princely wine tasting at prestigious Castle Vollrads, a handsome 14thcentury castle perfectly situated in the vineyard-

France

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covered hills of the Rheingau. Though it is one of the smallest wine-growing regions of Germany, it is world famous for its Rieslings—and Castle Vollrads is one of the world’s top wine estates for the varietal. 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 for a 64-kilometre stretch, a sight that inspired poets, painters, and composers throughout the 19th century. End your day with a guided stroll around Boppard, a typical wine village on the shores of the Rhine.

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Day 6

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. German Corner, with its famous monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I, announces your arrival in Koblenz, where the Moselle and Rhine rivers meet. Choose a walking tour highlighting the appeal of 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—whose ruined walls once inspired Lord Byron—which in one form or another has stood high on the hill overlooking the rivers’ confluence since its beginnings as a fortification in 1,000 BC. The view from the fortress is dazzling.

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Cologne

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with

Cologne Cathedral visit Stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town Cologne with your guide, passing by tiny squares and small churches as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark. It took 632 years for Germany’s largest cathedral to be completed, and it is one of the most important Gothic churches in Europe. 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 will not be possible.

Day 8

Depart Amsterdam

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Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ships

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

S.S. Antoinette

23* Mar 30 Mar 6* Apr 13 Apr 20* Apr 27 Apr 3,* 10, 17,* 24 May 4,* 11, 18,* 25 May 1,* 8, 15,* 22 Jun 29* Jun 6, 13,* 20, 27* Jul 18◆* Jul 3, 10,* 17 Aug 24* Aug 30* Aug 31 Aug 6 Sep 7,* 14, 21* Sep 28 Sep 5* Oct 12 Oct 19* Oct 26 Oct 2* Nov 9 Nov

€2,599 €2,749 €2,869 €3,049 €3,219 €3,449 €3,399 €3,499 €3,499 €3,349 €3,299 €3,199 €3,299 €3,499 €3,599 €3,699 €3,649 €3,749 €3,699 €3,649 €3,499 €3,199 €2,799 €2,599 €2,449

River Queen S.S. Antoinette

River Queen S.S. Antoinette River Queen S.S. Antoinette River Queen S.S. Antoinette

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

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

Optional PRE- and/or Post-Cruise Post-Cruise/Tour Extensions Extensions

Amsterdam

Lucerne

Amsterdam, a city resplendent with famous art museums and pretty tree-lined canals, offers Old World charm with a modern and convivial spirit.

Situated on the shores of a pristine Alpine lake, picturesque Lucerne delivers historic architecture and folkloric traditions with metropolitan glamour.

From ¤695 per person

From ¤826 per person

(Single supplement ¤312)

(Single supplement ¤434)

Please see page 23 for more details.

Please see page 22 for more details.

S.S. Antoinette + €200 Category 4 + €725 Category 3 + €975 Category 2 ▼ City, Country (minimum photo height) + €1,250 Category 1 + €2,300 Suite + €3,725 Royal Suite

River Queen Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ €175 + €450 + €600 + €875 + €1,725

See Deck Plans on pages 146 and 150. – Port Charges: ¤122 per person  * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing.  – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. ◆ Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on this date. uniworld.IE  |  41


Your Cruise/tour Package Includes:

Rhine Discovery & Prague Prague to Basel | 10 Days A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 174) 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 bottled water Explore

4 countries 12 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 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: “Contemporary Germany and Europe” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

3,149

€ From

42

 per person, cruise/tour


Prague to Basel

BELGIUM Schweinfurt

Miltenberg Würzburg M

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Nierstein

Rh ine

Strasbourg

Nuremberg

Prague 2

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Mannheim

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Day Port/City

Bamberg

Rothenburg

MainDanube Canal

CZECH REPUBLIC

Heidelberg

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.

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.

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 600 years, and tour the aweinspiring, UNESCO-designated Würzburg Residenz.

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

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 

▲ Franconia,

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) 9 Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River 10 Basel (disembark)

Who will enjoy this cruise

Day Port/City

1 Basel (embark) 2 Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River 3 Mannheim (Heidelberg), Nierstein 4 Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg 5 Cruising the Main River, Würzburg 6 Cruising the Main River, Schweinfurt (Rothenburg) 7 Bamberg 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague 9 Prague 10 Prague Cruise/Tour Start Dates

May 23 Jun 1* Jul

4, 13*

Aug 15, 24* Sep 26 Oct 5,* 24

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Exclusive Nierstein wine tasting

*Cruise operates from Basel to Prague. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information.

 Exclusive Franconian brewery visit  Luscious Rhine Valley dessert-making demonstration and tasting  Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

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Rhine Discovery & Prague Prague to Basel | 10 Days

Day 1

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Prague Arrive at Prague Václav Havel Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel. Day 2

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Prague

Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague city

the imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George; the huge 17th-century bishop’s palace and its glorious rose garden; the Town Hall; and Little Venice, an area of colourful fishermen’s houses. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 5

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Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)

tour or Jewish Prague

Featured Excursion: Tour of Medieval Rothenburg

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 not only features Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, but also Old New Synagogue, the Continent’s oldest active synagogue, and Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims.

After enjoying a scenic stretch of the river, embark on a guided tour of picturesque Rothenburg, a wellpreserved Medieval walled town. Then venture off on your own to see even 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.

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

Prague, transfer to Nuremberg

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Transfer via motorcoach to Nuremberg where you will board the stylish River Ambassador. Day 4

Bamberg

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour

Awaken in charming Bamberg, a lively city with one of Europe’s largest intact Old Town centres (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

◀ Bamberg,

Day 6

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Würzburg, cruising the Main River

Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg

Residenz visit or exclusive Franconian village of Aschfeld visit 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. Enjoy the lovely gardens after your tour. Alternately, chat with the residents of a Franconian village over cake and coffee before joining them on a guided tour of their town 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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Day 7

U v  BB  L D

Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour

and 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’s surroundings on an exclusive visit to a nearby village. Enjoy a beer tasting at Brauhaus Faust, one of Miltenberg’s famous breweries; hike to Helmstetter vineyard and the nearby castle ruins; and learn about boules and traditional springerle cookies from the locals. The day concludes with a relaxing scenic sail. Day 8

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Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg)

Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive

Nierstein vineyard tractor ride with Riesling wine tasting and naturalist-led vineyard hike or tour of Heidelberg* 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. After your stimulating vineyard visit, you’ll get to taste some of the region’s fabulous wines.

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.

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites and Category 1 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person

*Note: Lunch is not included with the tour of Heidelberg.

Day 9

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Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Ambassador

23 May 1* Jun 4, 13* Jul 15, 24* Aug 26 Sep 5* Oct 24 Oct

Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River

Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg by

canal with Notre Dame Cathedral 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

Depart Basel

e b  CB/BB

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

Cruise/Tour

€3,399 €3,399 €3,299 €3,299 €3,399 €3,399 €3,149

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

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ €375 + €775 + €1,650

See Deck Plan on page 162. – Port Charges: ¤122 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Basel to Prague. Please visit * uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Prague, deduct ¤350 per person from the base cruise/tour price.

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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 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water Explore

5 countries 17 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Roman Empire Along the Rhine and Moselle” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

€ From

46

4,349

 per person, cruise only


Amsterdam to Basel

THE NETHERLANDS

North Sea

ENGLAND

Day Port/City

Amsterdam 12-NIGHT CRUISE

Cologne iv e Rhine R

English Channel

BELGIUM

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Cochem Ediger-Eller

Rüdesheim Bernkastel

Schweich Trier Speyer Strasbourg

CZECH REPUBLIC

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Rh ine Ri

selle Riv Mo er

FRANCE

GERMANY

Koblenz Boppard

LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg

1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Amsterdam 3 Cologne 4 Koblenz 5 Cochem (Ediger-Eller) 6 Cruising the Moselle River, Trier/ Schweich (Luxembourg) 7 Trier/Schweich, 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 Kayserberg and Riquewihr) 13 Basel (disembark)

Kayserberg

Riquewihr

Colmar

Breisach Basel

SWITZERLAND #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

Basel to Amsterdam

AUSTRIA

Day Port/City

UNESCO SITE

1 2

France | Germany | Luxembourg | The Netherlands | Switzerland

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 unmatched beauty of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. Explore the delights of five nations and savour 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, Bernkastel, 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 meet the castle keeper on a private tour. Take in the grand landmarks of Cologne, Trier, and Speyer, and visit a host of renowned museums. Gain an insiders’ perspective on—and an appreciation for— the region’s flavours with tastings of elegant Rieslings in the Alsatian villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr, the only area in France permitted to grow these grapes. At exclusive visits to

◀ Cochem,

Germany 

▲ Colmar,

the Ediger-Eller village and Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate, you’ll experience exceptional examples of Riesling wine in the region of Germany that makes the best: the Mosel. Art, history, architecture, and ravishing landscapes—as you cruise the breathtaking Moselle and the romantic Rhine, you’ll have time to enjoy them all.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Adriatic 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. Mediterranean Sea

Epicurean Adventurer Program™ Exclusive wine tastings in Ediger-Eller and Bernkastel Black Forest cake-making demonstration and tasting

Basel (embark) Breisach (Colmar or Kayserberg and Riquewihr) 3 Strasbourg 4 Speyer 5 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard 6 Cochem (Ediger-Eller) 7 Cruising the Moselle River, Trier/Schweich (Luxembourg) 8 Trier/Schweich, cruising the Moselle River 9 Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River 10 Koblenz 11 Cologne 12 Amsterdam 13 Amsterdam (disembark) Cruise Start Dates May 31

Aug 6, 18*

Jun

12,* 24

Sep 13, 25*

Jul

6,* 25*

Oct

7, 19,* 31

*Cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information.

Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

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Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days

Day 1

Amsterdam

b e D

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 2

Amsterdam

u y b m  BB  L  WD

Featured Excursions: Amsterdam by canal with

choice of Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum 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 newly reopened 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; or the Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world, along with works by other famed 19th-century painters. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

m  BB  L D

Cologne

Moselle rivers meet. Or visit the small village of 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. The hike back down the hill takes you through beautiful Riesling vineyards. You’ll return to town and enjoy refreshments in a local tavern. Day 5

Cochem (Ediger-Eller)

U b w v  BB  L D

Featured Excursions: Cochem walking tour with

Reichsburg Castle and exclusive Ediger-Eller village walk 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/Schweich (Luxembourg)

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with

Featured Excursion: Luxembourg with WWII

Roman-Germanic Museum

cemetery

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, including Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WWII cemetery that is the final resting place of US Army General George Patton.

Day 4

Day 7

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Koblenz

u b  BB  L D

Trier/Schweich, cruising the Moselle River

Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking

Featured Excursion: Trier city tour

tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” hiking tour of Alken village and Thurant Castle

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, a world-class Riesling-growing region.

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

◀ Riquewihr,

France

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Day 8

U w  BB  L D

Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River

Featured Excursion: Bernkastel walking tour with

exclusive wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate Discover Bernkastel, with its more than 500 years of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savour the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. PaulyBergweiler. Take in the ravishing scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards, which cling to the vertiginous banks of the winding Moselle. Day 9

u m  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 64 kilometres of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. With its vine-laden slopes and its dozens of castles strung like pearls along the river banks, this is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, a small museum showcasing a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. Day 10

BB  L D

Speyer Featured Excursion: Speyer walking tour

Be guided through Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first churches in the city date to the sixth century,

and the foundation for the cathedral was laid in 1030. Speyer was also home to a thriving Jewish community in the Middle Ages, traces of which can be seen in a ritual bath and the remains of a synagogue. Day 11

Strasbourg

u y U b i  BB  L D

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤1,500 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤800 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤400 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg by

Pricing Per Person

canal with Notre Dame Cathedral or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Queen

31 May 12,* 24 Jun 6,* 25* Jul 6 Aug 18* Aug 13 Sep 25* Sep 7 Oct 19* Oct 31 Oct

€4,699 €4,949 €4,899 €4,899 €5,199 €5,249 €5,099 €4,949 €4,649 €4,349

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 patisserie and coffee at a charming café. Day 12

y b v  BB  L  FD

Breisach (Colmar or Kayserberg and Riquewihr)

Category Upgrade

Featured Excursions: Choice of Colmar city tour

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

or Alsatian wine villages

Category Category Category Category Suite

Visit enchanting Colmar, with its winding streets, Medieval city centre, and St. Martin Church, which is built of pink stone. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 13

Depart Basel

e b  CB/BB

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

4 3 2 1

+ €275 + €695 + €1,095 + €1,425 + €2,600

See Deck Plan on page 150. – Port Charges: ¤209 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. Please visit * uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary. ▼ Moselle

River, Germany

Optional pre- or Post-cruise extension

Amsterdam Explore Holland’s best-known city, home to famous museums, bustling canals, historic mansions, secret gardens, and so much more.

From ¤695 per person (Single supplement ¤312) Please see page 23 for more details. uniworld.ie  |  49


Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

Enchanting Danube

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice

Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

3 countries 12 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 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” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

€ From

50

2,399

 per person, cruise only


Budapest to Passau

CZECH REPUBLIC

Day Port/City

1 Passau

GERMANY

SLOVAKIA

D u an

Linz

Munich

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Wachau Valley

R iver

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Salzburg

7-NIGHT CRUISE

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Budapest

AUSTRIA

#

NIGHTS ONSHORE

CRUISE

CROATIA UNESCO SITE

famous Rieslings to a saffron workshop. Discover the plentiful UNESCO World Heritage sites on this regal journey in which centuries of intriguing history and culture will unfold before your eyes. Adriatic Sea

Who will enjoy this cruise

◀ Salzburg,

Austria 

▲ Budapest,

6

Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

8

Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich Airport

Day Port/City

1 Munich Airport, transfer to Passau (embark) 2 Passau

Pay tribute to the “queen” of Europe’s great rivers, the enchanting Danube.

Waltz your way along the Danube, sailing from one captivating city to the next. 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. “Do as the Locals Do” in both Budapest and Vienna, experiencing these cities as the cities’ lifelong residents do. Get a close-up view of the enchanting Danube during a bicycle ride along its tranquil shores. And all along the way, delve into the flavours of the region with exclusive events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s world-

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

Passau to Budapest SLOVENIA

Austria | Germany | Hungary

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.

5

7 Passau HUNGARY

ITALY

Cruising the Danube River, Vienna

4 Vienna

Vienna

Melk

2 Budapest 3

Dürnstein

Budapest (embark)

Those longing to discover the best of Eastern and Western Old World Europe, and those who love history, grand architecture, graceful music, diverse cultures, and exquisite food and wine.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Private organic wine tasting in the Wachau Valley  Saffron workshop with Wachau saffron grower  Luscious Austrian dessert-making demonstration

3

Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

4 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein Danube River

5 Vienna 6 Vienna 7 Budapest 8

Budapest (disembark)

Cruise Start Dates Mar 23, 30* Apr 6, 13,* 20, 27*

Aug  3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*

May 4, 11,* 18, 25*

Sep 7, 14,* 21, 28*

Jun

1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29

Oct

Jul

6,* 13, 20,* 27

Nov 2, 9*

5, 12,* 19, 26*

*Cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information.

 Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

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Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

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Budapest

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

Budapest

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city

tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour Savour 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 join our “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour, visiting the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, with its Neo-Gothic façade, and Central Market Hall, where you’ll have a chance to sample some local delicacies. You’ll stroll along Váci Utca, the main shopping street where Budapest’s affluent citizens have come to see and be seen for over 100 years. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: The Parliament building may be closed for official business without prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica instead.

Day 3

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Cruising the Danube River, Vienna Enjoy a day of leisure onboard your floating hotel as the ship winds its way up the river and through a series of locks. You’ll travel through Slovakia before docking in the imperial city of Vienna.

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Day 4

Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour

with National Library 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 Hofburg Palace grounds, which lead to the Austrian National Library (said to be the most beautiful library in the world) and to the designer shops of the Kohlmarkt. Or choose to “Do as the Locals Do” on an intimate walking tour of the city’s historic centre. 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

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Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein village

stroll with exclusive wine tasting at Nikolaihof wine estate or exclusive saffron workshop with village stroll or exclusive guided “Go Active” Wachau Valley bicycle ride or 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 900-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.

Abby, Melk, Austria

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Day 6

Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

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Day 7

Passau

Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg

Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking

or tour of Linz and the countryside

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. Enjoy a walking tour through Old Town, past Landhaus, a Renaissance tower, and Kremsmünstererhof, a historic hotel. See the Old Market and the impressive Main Square, with its Baroque column. You’ll visit Konditorei Jindrak, too, to sample its Linzer torte, the famous lattice-topped pastry of Linz. Then travel into the surrounding countryside, where you’ll visit a typical Austrian farm for a tasting of hard cider, or Most, as it is called locally. In fact, the entire area is known as the Mostviertel (cider region)—pear and apple orchards fill the landscape and, naturally, feature prominently in local culinary traditions.

Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn, and Ilz—Passau was a key centre 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 centre, with its winding little 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.

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

River Beatrice

23 Mar 30* Mar 6 Apr 13* Apr 20 Apr 27* Apr 4, 11,* 18, 25* May 1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29 Jun 6,* 13, 20,* 27 Jul 3,* 10, 17* Aug 24 Aug 31* Aug 7, 14,* 21 Sep 28* Sep 5 Oct 12* Oct 19 Oct 26* Oct 2 Nov 9* Nov

Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An excursion to an alternative venue will be organized if the organ concert is not available.

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Day 8

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.

Optional PRE- and/or Post-Cruise Extensions

Cruise

€2,449 €2,599 €2,699 €2,899 €3,049 €3,299 €3,499 €3,499 €3,149 €3,149 €3,499 €3,749 €4,749 €3,649 €3,649 €3,499 €3,049 €2,799 €2,499 €2,399

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

+ €200 + €625 + €895 + €1,075 + €1,995 + €3,475

See Deck Plan on page 148.

Budapest

Prague

Experience the charm of Budapest, two magical cities in one, with its marvelous artistic and culinary traditions, grand architecture, and gracious people.

Delight in the beautifully preserved “City of Spires,” which boasts a remarkable core of historic buildings, as well as pleasant squares and friendly people.

From ¤521 per person

From ¤869 per person

(Single supplement ¤260)

(Single supplement ¤434)

Please see page 23 for more details.

Please see page 22 for more details.

– Port Charges: ¤122 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit * uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

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Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague | 10 Days A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 174) 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 bottled water Explore

3 countries 16 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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/tour Experience

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

3,149

€ From

54

 per person, cruise/tour


POLAND

Day Port/City

2

Prague Nuremberg MainDanube Canal

CZECH REPUBLIC

Theresienthal Regensburg

Deggendorf

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GERMANY

Engelhartszell

Weissenkirchen

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SLOVAKIA Wachau Valley

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Vienna

AUSTRIA

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 timemellowed 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—the product of which you will get to taste. 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 Europe’s largest pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral in

◀ Prague,

Czech Republic  

▲ St.

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.

1 Vienna (embark) 2 Vienna 3 Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley 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

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Vienna to Prague

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 8 Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley 9 Vienna 10 Vienna (disembark) Cruise/Tour Start Dates

Apr 25* Tradition and history, music and art, micro-brews and smallbatch schnapps—experience them all along the beautiful Danube and in glorious Prague.

May 4, 9,* 18 Jun 6,* 15, 20,* 29 Jul

Who will enjoy this cruise Food, wine, and beer connoisseurs. Those who love music, art, history, and the outdoors.

18,* 27

Aug 1,* 10, 29* Sep 7, 12,* 21 Oct 10,* 19

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Wachau Valley wine and apricot schnapps tasting

*Cruise operates from Prague to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information.

 Onboard beer sommelier  Austrian dessert tasting  Special food with wine-and-beer pairing dinner

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Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague | 10 Days

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Vienna

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

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Day 2

Vienna

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour

with Kunstkammer visit or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour of Vienna Your panoramic city tour showcases the Habsburg grandeur of the stately Ring Street, taking you past the City Hall, Parliament, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, and the State Opera. You will walk through the Hofburg grounds to the Art History Museum, where you’ll see treasures collected by the Habsburgs on display in the newly reopened Cabinet of Curiosities, including a dazzling salt cellar made by Benvenuto Cellini. For a more intimate look at this stunning city, opt for our “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour of Vienna and discover the daily life of the Viennese people in the historic town centre with a visit to a popular park and a stop at a traditional Viennese coffee house. Note: The Art History Museum is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Albertina Museum will be visited instead.

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Day 3

Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley

Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen

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 wines made there.

◀ Weissenkirchen,

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 UNESCOdesignated Wachau Valley. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 4

Engelhartszell, Passau

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Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour with

St. Stephan’s organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube or Inn rivers or guided “Go Active” hike along the Ilz 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 or Inn rivers with an expert guide or hike along the Ilz River with a naturalist. Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An excursion to an alternative venue will be organized if the organ concert is not available.

Day 5

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Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Featured Excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest

horse-drawn wagon ride with Theresienthal visit 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.

Austria

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Day 6

Regensburg

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in

One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or Audi 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 Audi factory in Ingolstadt for a fascinating look at how a wellengineered German car is built. Day 7

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Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city

tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Centre 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 also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam, which includes Courtroom 600, the actual venue of the trials. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 8

Nuremberg, transfer to Prague

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Prague

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Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 2, and 3 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague city tour

Pricing Per Person

or Jewish Prague

Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

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.

River Ambassador

25* Apr 4, 9,* 18 May 6,* 15, 20* Jun 29 Jun 18,* 27 Jul 1,* 10 Aug 29* Aug 7, 12* Sep 21 Sep 10* Oct 19 Oct

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.

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

Day 10

Depart Prague

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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.

Cruise/Tour

€3,149 €3,399 €3,399 €3,299 €3,219 €3,219 €3,499 €3,749 €3,399 €3,299 €3,249

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

+ €375 + €775 + €1,650

See Deck Plan on page 162. – Port Charges: ¤122 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Prague, deduct ¤350 per person from the base cruise/tour price. ▼ Melk,

Austria

Optional PRE- or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension

Vienna Spend extra time in the city where the waltz was invented. At every turn you’ll be reminded of the great composers who have lived here and of the abiding love the Viennese have for music.

From ¤608 per person (Single supplement ¤278) Please see page 23 for more details. uniworld.IE  |  57


Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 16 Days

Travel

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess or imperial River Duchess 2 nights in Istanbul at the Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel (or similar) with breakfast 1 night in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 15 breakfasts, 12 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 bottled water Explore

8 countries 15 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “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 throughout your cruise Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “What are the Balkans?” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

5,799

€ From

58

 per person, cruise/tour


CZECH REPUBLIC

Vienna

Day Port/City

Bratislava Szentendre Island

Da

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

Istanbul to Vienna

UKRAINE

SLOVAKIA

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MOLDOVA

Budapest

HUNGARY SLOVENIA

Pécs

Mohács

ROMANIA

CROATIA Osijek

Adriatic Sea

Bucharest

Iron

Gates Vukovar BOSNIA & Belgrade Danu be R HERZEGOVINA iver Vidin

MONTENEGRO

SERBIA

1

Giurgiu 12-NIGHT CRUISE

Veliko Tarnovo Arbanassi

Black Sea

BULGARIA ALBANIA

TURKEY

MACEDONIA

ITALY

#

Rousse Ivanovo

Rusenski Countryside

Istanbul

GREECE

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

FLIGHT

2

UNESCO SITE

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

Legends come to life as you sail through eight countries and visit five capital cities on one majestic journey. Ionian Sea

Take this truly one-of-a-kind journey along paths forged by crusaders, conquerors, and kings through Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. Explore exotic Istanbul, with its striking mosques and opulent palaces. Step back in time as you cruise the wondrous Iron Gates. Celebrate Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube,” and let the “City of Waltzes,” Vienna, dazzle you with its imperial charm. As you travel, you’ll 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. Immerse yourself in the colourful folktales and musical traditions of the region’s extraordinary people as you watch children perform a concert for you at their school and savour a home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you.

Aegean Sea

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.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Bulgarian honey and yogurt tasting  Villány Hills wine tasting  Salty pogácsa and pálinka tasting on Szentendre Island  Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

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 Vidin 7 Cruising the Iron Gates 8 Belgrade 9 Vukovar, Osijek 10 Mohács (Pécs) 11 Budapest 12 Budapest, Szentendre Island 13 Bratislava 14-15 Vienna 16 Vienna (disembark)

Vienna to Istanbul Day Port/City 1 Vienna (embark) 2-3 Vienna 4 Bratislava 5 Szentendre Island, cruising the Danube River, Budapest 6 Budapest 7 Mohács (Pécs) 8 Osijek, Vukovar 9 Belgrade 10 Cruising the Iron Gates 11 Vidin 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

Cruise/Tour Start Dates Apr 7,* 16

Jul

May 1,* 10, 11,* 20

Aug 13,* 19,* 22, 28

Jun

Oct

30*

9 2,* 8,* 11, 17

*Cruise operates from Vienna to Istanbul. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information.

◀ Hagia

Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey 

▲ Vienna,

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Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 16 Days

Day 1 b

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

Featured Excursions: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo

Istanbul

Day 2

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Featured Excursion: Istanbul city tour with Grand

Bazaar Today’s panoramic tour takes you to the Hippodrome; the Blue Mosque, with its distinctive minarets and blue Iznik tile walls; spectacular Hagia Sophia (the Church of Holy Wisdom), which was built in 535 AD; and Topkapi Palace, a magnificent Ottoman residence. Then wend your way through the vaulted passages and 6,000 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

Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer to Bucharest hotel

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Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu, Rousse

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and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch or Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries and Rusenski Lom Nature Park with lunch In Veliko Tarnovo, see the majestic ruins of Tsarevetz Castle. In Arbanassi, see the frescoed Nativity Church and stop at a village restaurant for a typical Bulgarian lunch, complete with live folk music. Or opt for a tour of the countryside, which will include the rock-hewn cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo in the craggy precincts of a national forest. Day 6

Vidin

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Featured Excursion: Medieval theatre

performance and Belogradchik rock formations Explore the lesser-known town of Vidin and see a live performance before visiting the peculiar Belogradchik rocks, the source of many legends. Day 7

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Cruising the Iron Gates

Spend a peaceful day cruising the majestic Iron Gates.

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

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Featured Excursion: Bucharest city tour with

People’s Palace visit Start the day with a panoramic tour of eclectic Bucharest, with its mix of monumental Communist buildings and French-influenced architecture. Enjoy a local lunch before your motorcoach takes you to Giurgiu, where you will board your Uniworld ship and sail for Rousse. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 8

Belgrade

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Featured Excursion: Belgrade city tour with

Kalemegdan Fortress Enjoy a panoramic drive through Belgrade, explore vast Kalemegdan Fortress on foot, and see a bit of a city that loves to shop and party. Day 9

Vukovar, Osijek

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Featured Excursion: Full-day tour of Osijek,

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

◀ Budapest,

Hungary

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Day 10

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Mohács (Pécs)

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Featured Excursion: Excursion to Pécs with

exclusive wine tasting in the Villány Hills

Budapest

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

A panoramic coach tour shows you Budapest’s top sights, from Castle Hill to Parliament to the Grand Market. Or discover the city’s treasures like a local: hop the metro to a famous pastry shop decorated with brilliant tile work, stroll romantic Karoly Gardens, and visit Market Hall, where you can shop for traditional items like paprika and Unicum. Day 12

Budapest, Szentendre Island

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Bratislava

Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour

Take a guided stroll through Slovakia’s capital city.

Pécs boasts a fascinating array of Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques-turned-churches. The region is famous for its vinoculture; taste the celebrated red wines produced in the Villány Hills on a special wine excursion. Day 11

Day 13

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Featured Excursion: Exclusive Hungarian reception

at Szentendre Island’s Bodor Mayor Horse Farm After enjoying some leisure time in Budapest, take a motorcoach to Szentendre Island’s Bodor Mayor Horse Farm for a private reception and a dazzling display of horsemanship in the style of Hungary’s ancient cowboys—the Magyar Csikós.

Day 14

Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour

with National Library visit or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour with an art historian Get to know Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along the stately Ringstrasse to the beautiful Austrian National Library. Or opt to explore Vienna with an art historian, taking in the Belvedere and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤1,500 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤1,000 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤500 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ships

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Princess

7* Apr 16 Apr 1* May 10 May 11,* 20 May 30* Jun 9 Jul 13,* 22 Aug 19* Aug 28 Aug 2* Oct 11 Oct 8* Oct 17 Oct

River Duchess

Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.

River Princess River Duchess

Day 15

River Princess

Vienna

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Featured Excursion: Exclusive guided “Go Active”

River Duchess

biking tour of Danube Island Enjoy the day on your own, or join an afternoon bicycling tour of Danube Island’s verdant nature preserve. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 16

Depart Vienna

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

Optional PRE- or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension

Prague

Cruise/Tour

€5,799 €5,899 €6,099 €6,179 €6,179 €6,179 €6,179 €6,179 €6,179 €6,449 €6,449 €6,349 €6,349 €6,249

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

Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ €250 + €650 + €995 + €1,395 + €2,600

See Deck Plans on pages 156 and 160. – Port Charges: ¤209 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Vienna to Istanbul. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Istanbul, deduct ¤600 per person from the base cruise/tour price.

Delight in the beautifully preserved “City of Spires,” which boasts a remarkable core of historic buildings, as well as gracious squares and friendly people.

From ¤869 per person (Single supplement ¤434) Please see page 22 for more details. uniworld.IE  |  61


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 174)

Basel to Vienna | 15 Days

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

4 countries 28 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites Austria | France | Germany | Switzerland

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

Discover the riches of four nations as you cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers.

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions

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 villages 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 flavours to savour are yours to discover on one grand journey.

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

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Page 42 Page 54 Page 23

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Exclusive Nierstein wine tasting

 Wachau Valley wine and apricot schnapps tasting

 Rhine Valley dessert-making

 Austrian dessert tasting

Who will enjoy this cruise

demonstration and tasting

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.

 Exclusive Franconian brewery visit

 Special food-and-winepairing dinner

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 Onboard beer sommelier

 Special food with wine-andbeer pairing dinner

Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

5,399

€ From

 per person, cruise only


Basel to Vienna

Pay-in-Full Savings

Vienna to Basel

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

1

11 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), cruising the Danube River, Passau

1

11 Würzburg, cruising the Main River

Basel (embark), cruising the Rhine River

2 Strasbourg 3 Mannheim (Heidelberg), Nierstein 4

3 Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley

12 Passau 13 Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley

Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg

5

Cruising the Main River, Würzburg

6

Cruising the Main River, Schweinfurt (Rothenburg)

Vienna (embark)

2 Vienna

13

4 Engelhartszell, Passau 5

14 Vienna 15 Vienna (disembark)

12 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg)

Save ¤1,500 per couple on Suites and Category 1 staterooms. Save ¤1,000 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤500 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Ambassador

18* May 1 Jun 29* Jun 13 Jul 10* Aug 24 Aug 21* Sep 5 Oct 19* Oct

€5,749 €5,749 €5,479 €5,479 €5,479 €5,649 €5,749 €5,649 €5,399

14 Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River

Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

15

Basel (disembark)

6 Regensburg 7

7 Bamberg

Cruising the MainDanube Canal, Nuremberg

8 Nuremberg

8 Nuremberg

Category Upgrade

9 Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube Canal

9 Bamberg

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

10

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

10 Regensburg

Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)

+ €700 + €1,425 + €2,875

See Deck Plan on page 162.

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CZECH REPUBLIC

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– Port Charges: ¤244 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Basel. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

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Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days

13-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess or the imperial River Duchess All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

3 countries 23 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 audio headset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Daily Life in Modern Germany” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

5,129

€ From

64

 per person, cruise only


Vienna to Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Day Port/City

THE NETHERLANDS

13-NIGHT CRUISE

BELGIUM

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GERMANY

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Miltenberg

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Regensburg Wachau Valley Dürnstein

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Vienna

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

1 Vienna (embark) 2 Vienna 3 Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley 4 Cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell, Passau 5 Regensburg 6 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg 7 Bamberg, cruising the Main River 8 Würzburg (Würzburg and Rothenburg) 9 Miltenberg 10 Frankfurt 11 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River 12 Cologne 13 Amsterdam 14 Amsterdam (disembark)

Amsterdam to Vienna #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

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. You’ll sail the tranquil Main past red-roofed Franconian towns and Rhenish vineyards, encountering fairytale landscapes and centuries-old legends. Will you hear Lorelei on her rock, luring sailors as you approach Rüdesheim? Stroll through Vienna, “City of Music,” and see the heart of a great flowering of Baroque art. Admire the many Medieval and Baroque buildings in Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time as you visit towns that seem to have sprung right from the pages of a storybook—tiny Miltenberg, with its crooked streets; Rothenburg, with its charming core of Gothic churches and gabled houses; Regensburg, an architectural treasure trove; and Nuremberg, an archetypical

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.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Exclusive wine tasting at Castle Löwenstein  Trappist monastery cheese and beer tasting at Engelhartszell  Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

Day Port/City 1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Amsterdam 3 Cologne 4 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 5 Frankfurt 6 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River 7 Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg) 8 Cruising the Main River, Bamberg 9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal 10 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg 11 Passau, cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell 12 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein 13 Vienna 14 Vienna (disembark) Cruise Start Dates Apr May Jun Jul

28* 25 4, 17* 5,* 18, 24, 31*

Aug 6* Sep 6, 12, 19,* 25* Oct 26 Nov  1

*Cruise operates from Amsterdam to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information. ◀ Amsterdam,

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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

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Imperial Vienna”

tour with a visit to the Imperial Silver Collection or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour Encounter the highlights of Vienna’s Habsburg heritage, including the Imperial Treasury rooms in the Hofburg Palace, where the empire’s dazzling crown jewels are displayed. Or explore Vienna’s historic town centre 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.

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Day 3

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley

Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein village

visit 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 800 years. A grower and chef will teach you about this exotic spice and invite you to taste various saffron-flavoured foods. Then cruise the enchanting UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Day 4

Cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell, Passau

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Featured Excursions: Choice of private visit to

Engelszell Abbey with organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube or Inn rivers or 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 ◀ Dürnstein,

Engelszell Abbey for an organ concert and a beer and cheese tasting. Or bike along the Danube with a local guide. Complete the day’s adventures with an exploration of Passau’s surprising Italian Baroque flair, or, for another active option, take a guided bike ride along the Inn River. Day 5

Regensburg

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in

One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or Audi factory visit On your tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge, the Roman gateway Porta Praetoria, 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 Audi factory in Ingolstadt. Day 6

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Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city

tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Centre visit Cruise a section of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering. Then 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

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-designated core of Bamberg, which retains its Medieval layout, Renaissance palaces, and Baroque houses.

Austria

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Day 11

Würzburg (Würzburg and Rothenburg)

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River

Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residenz and

Featured Excursion: Siegfried’s Museum of

tour of Rothenburg

Mechanical Musical Instruments

Tour the Würzburg Residenz, a splendid UNESCOdesignated Baroque palace, in the morning, and later visit the best-preserved Medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg, which boasts imposing fortifications.

Visit a museum full of curious self-playing musical instruments before cruising the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape.

Day 9

Miltenberg

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with exclusive guided tour and reception at Castle Löwenstein Visit Miltenberg, with its fairytale half-timbered Crooked House and Royal Inn; then take an exclusive tour of Castle Löwenstein, a magnificent 18th-century palace whose princely owner will be your guide. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting on the premises.

Frankfurt

Cologne

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with

Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour

Day 10

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Day 12

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Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Do as

the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour or Frankfurt “Espresso” tour Choose between two ways of seeing sophisticated Frankfurt. Roam with your guide through the historic heart of the dynamic city and stop by the colourful Kleinmarkthalle to taste the famous local sausage and try the regional cider, called ebbelwoi. Or get a short, concentrated introduction to the city’s highlights, including its landmark skyscraper, Main Tower.

Cologne Cathedral visit 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. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible.

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Day 13

Amsterdam

Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour with

canal cruise, and choice of Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a panoramic city tour and a cruise through its 17thcentury canals, and then choose to visit one of two world-famous museums: the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. Day 14

Depart Amsterdam

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

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤1,500 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤800 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤400 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ships

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Duchess River Princess River Duchess River Princess River Duchess

28* Apr 25 May 4, 17* Jun 5,* 18, 31* Jul 24 Jul 6* Aug 6, 19* Sep 12 Sep 25* Sep 26 Oct 1 Nov

€5,399 €5,479 €5,479 €5,399 €5,399 €5,399 €5,919 €5,919 €5,829 €5,219 €5,129

River Princess River Duchess River Princess River Duchess Category Upgrade

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

Category Category Category Category Suite

+ €300 + €695 + €1,075 + €1,450 + €2,775

4 3 2 1

See Deck Plans on pages 156 and 160. – Port Charges: ¤226 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

▼ Rüdesheim,

Germany

Optional PRE- and/or Post-Cruise Post-Cruise/Tour Extensions Extensions

Amsterdam

Vienna

Explore Holland’s best-known city, home to famous museums, bustling canals, historic mansions, secret gardens, and so much more.

Spend extra time in the city where the waltz was invented. At every turn you’ll be reminded of the great composers who have lived here.

From ¤695 per person

From ¤608 per person

(Single supplement ¤312)

(Single supplement ¤278)

Please see page 23 for more details.

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Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess or the elegant River Empress All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

4 countries 23 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 audio headset 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” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

5,479

€ From

68

 per person, cruise only


North Sea

ENGLAND

THE NETHERLANDS

Budapest to Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Day Port/City

GERMANY

14-NIGHT CRUISE

Cologne

Offenbach Aschaffenburg Karlstadt Schweinfurt Würzburg Bamberg

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Wachau Valley

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AUSTRIA

HUNGARY ITALY

SLOVENIA CROATIA

#

NIGHTS ONSHORE

Austria | Germany | Hungary | The Netherlands

LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

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 centre 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 travelled from Italy to work throughout the Habsburg Empire. Encounter Budapest, which was fought over for centuries, but whose citizens now enjoy a thriving cultural life and a serious interest in good food and wine. Vienna may boast glorious imperial palaces, but it’s also a hip, multicultural urban centre, as you’ll

◀ Budapest,

Hungary 

▲ Aschaffenburg,

see when you stop by one of its diverse city markets. Throughout your journey, you’ll sample regional delicacies and sip the fine Rieslings that hail from the Rhine River Valley. All these jewels that have sparkled through the ages are yours to discover now.

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.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Weissenkirchen farm store tasting and wine tasting  Wertheim wine tasting and pretzel-making demonstration  Topfenstrudel-baking demonstration and tasting  Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

1 Budapest (embark) 2 Budapest 3 Cruising the Danube River 4 Vienna 5 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) 6 Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau 7 Regensburg UKRAINE 8 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg 9 Bamberg, cruising the Main River 10 Würzburg 11 Cruising the Main River, Wertheim 12 Miltenberg (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg) 13 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River 14 Cologne ROMANIA 15 Amsterdam (disembark)

Amsterdam to Budapest Day Port/City 1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Cologne 3 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 4 Offenbach (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg) 5 Freudenberg, cruising the Main River, Wertheim 6 Cruising the Main River, Karlstadt, Würzburg 7 Schweinfurt 8 Bamberg 9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal 10 Regensburg 11 Passau, cruising the Danube River 12 Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley 13 Vienna 14 Budapest 15 Budapest (disembark) Cruise Start Dates Apr May Jun Jul

23* 7, 21* 4, 7,* 18,* 21 2, 16,* 30

Aug Sep Oct Nov

13,* 27 10,* 24 8,* 22 5,* 8*

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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

Budapest

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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 Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic sailing through Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. Day 4

Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour

with National Library visit or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour with an art historian Unearth Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along the Ringstrasse and to the Austrian National Library. Or opt to explore “Vienna, City of Arts” with an art historian who will give you an expert’s view of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Stroll through the lovely village of Weissenkirchen and sample the local apricot schnapps, or hike through a vineyard and taste the fine wine made there. Or visit Melk’s magnificent Baroque abbey. One of the day’s many highlights will be your cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. 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 or Inn rivers Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Discover an accessible and charming town on your guided walking tour, and then hear the magnificent pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Or bike along the Danube or Inn rivers with an expert guide. Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An excursion to an alternative venue will be organized if the organ concert is not available.

Day 7

Regensburg

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in

One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or Audi factory visit

Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.

Discover one of Germany’s unspoiled, UNESCOdesignated Medieval gems in Regensburg. To get a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community. For a change of pace, you might choose to visit the Audi factory in Ingolstadt.

Day 5

Day 8

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Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen

tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Centre visit

village day with exclusive fruit brandy distillery visit or exclusive “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit ◀ Melk

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city

Cross the European continental divide as you cruise through the three highest locks of the Main-

Abbey, Melk, Austria

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Danube Canal en route to Nuremberg. Explore the highlights of this archetypal Medieval city, or tour the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, where the famous Nuremberg trials took place.

Day 12

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

Bamberg, cruising the Main River

Visit Heidelberg, home to the most beautiful Renaissance castle ruins in Europe. Or relax onboard in the morning before touring Aschaffenburg and the Pompejanum, a replica of a Roman villa located on the grounds of Castle Johannisburg.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Bamberg walking

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

Day 9

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tour or exclusive Franconian farm and village visit Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, which combines beautiful historic buildings with a lively student population, 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

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Würzburg

Featured Excursion: Würzburg Residenz visit

Visit the exquisite Würzburg Residenz, a treasure trove of Baroque art and architecture. Day 11

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Cruising the Main River, Wertheim

Featured Excursions: Choice of Wertheim

village day with exclusive wine tasting and pretzelmaking demonstration or exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike Enjoy cruising the Main on your way to Wertheim, where you will take in the Medieval castle, taste the local wines, and see a pretzel-making demonstration. Or opt to join an expert guide for a hike through a Franconian vineyard.

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Miltenberg (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg) Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day

Heidelberg visit* or tour of Aschaffenburg

Day 13

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤1,500 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤1,000 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤500 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ships

Cruise Start Dates

River Empress

23* Apr 7 May 21* May 4 Jun 7,* 21 Jun 18* Jun 2, 16,* 30 Jul 13* Aug 27 Aug 10* Sep 24 Sep 8* Oct 22 Oct 5* Nov 8* Nov

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Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River Featured Excursion: Gondola ride to the

Niederwald Monument

River Princess River Empress

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

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Cologne

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with

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 possible.

Day 15

Depart Amsterdam

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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

Explore Holland’s best-known city, home to famous museums, bustling canals, historic mansions, secret gardens, and so much more.

Experience the charm of Budapest, two magical cities in one, with its artistic and culinary traditions, grand architecture, and gracious people.

From ¤695 per person

From ¤521 per person

(Single supplement ¤312)

(Single supplement ¤260)

Please see page 23 for more details.

Please see page 23 for more details.

River Princess

Cruise

€5,749 €5,899 €5,999 €5,999 €5,999 €5,999 €5,899 €5,899 €6,099 €6,299 €6,199 €6,099 €5,749 €5,549 €5,479

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

Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ €325 + €825 + €1,095 + €1,625 + €2,875

See Deck Plans on pages 158 and 160. – Port Charges: ¤244 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

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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 and the stunning River Princess 2 nights in Istanbul at the Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

Amsterdam to Istanbul | 29 Days

1 night in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast A l l- I n c lu s i v e

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 28 breakfasts, 24 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 bottled water Explore

10 countries

Austria | Bulgaria | Croatia | Germany | Hungary | The Netherlands | Romania | Serbia | Slovakia | Turkey

38 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Discover the best of Europe in one grand journey from the Black Sea to the North Sea.

Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs

For centuries, people have dreamed of linking the great rivers of Europe, making it possible to travel by water across the continent from the Black Sea to the North Sea. Today that dream is a reality. This cruise lets you travel Europe’s great rivers from the Netherlands to Romania and then fly to storied Istanbul. Throughout your trip you’ll uncover the best Medieval towns and the most majestic imperial cities. Experience the grandeur of the past and the magic of the present on one allencompassing voyage across Europe.

Who will enjoy this cruise Travellers wishing to discover Europe’s past and present, from east to west, Amsterdam to Istanbul, in one astonishing journey. 72

Grand European River Voyage is a combination of:

11 UNESCO World Heritage sites

European Serenade Imperial Capitals of Europe Add optional Amsterdam extension

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

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Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Exclusive wine tasting at Castle Löwenstein  Trappist monastery cheese and beer tasting in Engelhartszell

 Villány Hills wine tasting  Salty pogácsa and pálinka tasting on Szentendre Island  Special food-and-winepairing dinners

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment and cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

 Bulgarian honey and yogurt tasting

11,229

€ From

 per person, cruise/tour


Pay-in-Full Savings

Amsterdam to Istanbul

Istanbul to Amsterdam

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

1 Amsterdam (embark)

13-16 Vienna

1-2 Istanbul

19

17 Bratislava

3

2 Amsterdam

18

Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer to Bucharest hotel

4

Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark), Rousse

3 Cologne 4

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

Szentendre Island, cruising the Danube River, Budapest

19 Budapest 20 Mohács (Pécs)

5 Frankfurt

21

6 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

22 Belgrade

7 Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg) 8

Cruising the Main River, Bamberg

23

11

12

Cruising the MainDanube Canal, Regensburg Passau, cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

Cruising the Iron Gates

24 Vidin 25

9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal 10

5

Osijek, Vukovar

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

29 Istanbul

ENGLAND

24 Miltenberg 25 Frankfurt

10 Mohács (Pécs)

26 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River

11 Budapest

27 Cologne

12 Budapest, Szentendre Island

28 Amsterdam

Vukovar, Osijek

29 Amsterdam (disembark)

LUXEMBOURG Rüdesheim Miltenberg Rothenburg FRANCE

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BELGIUM

28 Apr 10* May 20* May 17 Jun 9* Jul 31 Jul 6 Aug 22* Aug 28* Aug 19 Sep 25 Sep 11* Oct 17* Oct

River Princess River Duchess River Princess River Duchess River Princess River Duchess River Princess River Duchess

Cruise/Tour

€11,299 €11,399 €11,399 €11,299 €11,299 €11,299 €11,299 €11,829 €12,179 €12,179 €11,999 €11,399 €11,229

BELARUS

Frankfurt

7-NIGHT CRUISE

See Deck Plans on pages 156 and 160.

POLAND

Würzburg

Bamberg

UKRAINE

Main River

SLOVENIA

CROATIA

ITALY Mediterranean Sea

Adriatic Sea

Pécs Osijek

MOLDOVA

ROMANIA

Mohács

– Port Charges: ¤435 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Istanbul to Amsterdam. Please visit * uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary. Note: For guests not going to Istanbul, deduct ¤600 per person from the base cruise/tour price.

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 MACEDONIA Istanbul 2

ALBANIA

LAND

+ €525 + €1,295 + €2,025 + €2,795 + €5,225

Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Suite RUSSIA

GERMANY

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NIGHTS ONSHORE

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Duchess River Princess River Duchess

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

HUNGARY

#

Ship

Category Upgrade

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley

THE NETHERLANDS

Cologne

Pricing Per Person

18

LITHUANIA

Amsterdam

Save ¤700 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014.

14-17 Vienna

North Sea

25-NIGHT CRUISE

English Channel

Bamberg, cruising the Main River

7

13 Bratislava

28 Istanbul

Cruising the MainDanube Canal, Nuremberg

6 Vidin

9

Bucharest, fly to Istanbul, transfer to Istanbul hotel

21

23 Würzburg (Würzburg and Rothenburg)

Cruising the Iron Gates

EARLY BOOKING Savings

20 Regensburg

22

8 Belgrade

26 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest hotel 27

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

Cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell, Passau

Save ¤1,800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤1,400 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013.

CRUISE

GREECE

FLIGHT

TURKEY UNESCO SITE

◀ Opposite

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Italy’s Po River & the Venice Lagoon

Experience the Renaissance treasures of 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 traveller. Uniworld presents a veritable banquet of these wonders on our 13-day “Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome” itinerary. You’ll get an insider’s look at all the “must see” sights of Venice, Florence, and Rome, including the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Vatican. You’ll have access to delightful enotecas and Tuscan wine estates and be invited to indulge in buttery olive oils and luscious Italian desserts. Visit enchanting Verona—the home of literature’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet; Bologna, Italy’s culinary capital; Padua, a great centre of learning; and Ferrara, “Italy’s best kept secret.” For those who may not have as much time, we offer an 8-day, cruise-only “Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy” itinerary.

Venice, Italy

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Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome Venice to Rome | 13 Days A l l- I n c lu s i v e

Travel

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess 2 nights in Florence at the Grand Hotel Baglioni (or similar) and 3 nights in Rome at the Parco dei Principi (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

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 bottled water Explore

15 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “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 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: “La Serenissima—The Lagoon of Venice” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

5,299

€ From

76

 per person, cruise/tour


SLOVENIA Po Riv er

Verona

Padua Venice Chioggia Porto Levante Taglio di Po

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Polesella Ferrara Bologna

FRANCE

Day Port/City CROATIA

1

Venice (embark)

2 Venice

Ligurian Sea

Florence

Venice to Rome

3

Venice, Chioggia (Padua), Taglio di Po, Polesella

4

Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

5

Polesella, Taglio di Po (Porto Levante), Chioggia, Venice

6

Venice (Verona)

2

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Mediterranean Sea

7 Venice 8

Corsica

3

Rome

Venice (disembark), transfer to Florence

9 Florence 10

Florence, transfer to Rome

11 Rome #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

13 Rome

Italy

Discover the diverse pleasures of la dolce vita as you make your way from Venice to Rome. 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, and Ferrara. These gems provide authentic insight into Northern Italian culture. Travel to Florence, where the Renaissance began. See astonishing works by Michelangelo, Rafael, Donatello, and Boticelli, and savour 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,”

◀ Rome,

12 Rome

Italy 

▲ Venice,

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

with all of its wonders: the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel, and so much more.

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27

Who will enjoy this cruise

Jul

Art historians who want to trace the Renaissance from its most famous cities, Florence and Venice, to the hidden gems of Northern Italy.

Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Epicurean Adventurer Program™

Nov 2, 9

May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 6, 13, 20, 27

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

 Pasta-making workshop in Bologna  Wine tasting and lunch at Castello Verrazzano  Italian dessert-making demonstration and tasting  Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

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Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome Venice to Rome | 13 Days

Day 1

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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 centre where you’ll see the fine arts of glassblowing and lace-making on display. Day 2

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Venice

Featured Excursions: Walking discovery of Venice

and exclusive special 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 Captains 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.

through ancient arcades and porticos to Palazzo della Ragione, Padua’s historic city centre, and then visit the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. Later in the evening, reboard your ship and sail to Polesella. Day 4

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Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day excursion

to Bologna with exclusive pasta-making workshop with lunch or half-day excursion to Ferrara with lunch 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 Ferrara, one of Italy’s best-kept 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. Day 5

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Featured Excursion: Half-day excursion to Porto Day 3

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Venice, Chioggia (Padua), Taglio di Po, Polesella Featured Excursion: Half-day excursion to Padua

Enjoy magnificent farewell views of “The Floating City’s” grandest sites as your ship departs Venice for Chioggia. In the afternoon, you will be driven to 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

◀ Florence,

Levante with lunch Enjoy the morning at leisure onboard your floating hotel as your ship sails from Polesella to Taglio di Po. Today you’ll visit Porto Levante, which is located south of Venice on the Northern Adriatic Sea. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind as you take in the beauty of the Po Delta Nature Reserve with 2 million trees of 150 different species. Be treated to a delicious seafood lunch. Later in the afternoon, reboard your ship in Chioggia and sail to Venice.

Italy

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Day 6

Venice (Verona)

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Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Verona,

Featured Excursion: Walking tour of Florence,

city of Romeo and Juliet

the Renaissance city

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 2,000 years. Though Juliet and her Romeo are Verona’s best-known pair, Verona’s best-known landmark is the pink-marble-sheathed Roman arena, where many of today’s famous composers, musicians, and opera singers still perform. Savour the magic of Verona and get swept away in its romance.

Travel by foot to get a close-up view of some of the city’s most glorious sights: Florence Cathedral, the Piazza della Signoria, and the Piazza della Repubblica. From the banks of the Arno, take in views of Pitti Palace and the Ponte Vecchio. Day 10

Florence, transfer to Rome

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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 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤400 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

River Countess

6, 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 Apr 4 May 11 May 18, 25 May 1, 8, 15, 22 Jun 29 Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul 3, 10, 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Aug 7, 14, 21 Sep 28 Sep 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 2 Nov 9 Nov

Featured Excursion: Wine tasting and lunch at Day 7

Venice

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Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Do as

the Locals Do” Venice walking tour or visit a local arts centre See Venice like a local during a walking tour of the Dorsoduro district and the Rialto, the city’s historic core. Visit the markets and indulge in a Venetian aperitivo. Or, if you didn’t join the arts centre visit on day one, you can do so today. See master glassblowers and lace makers, arts for which Venice is renowned. During the afternoon, sail through the scenic Venice Lagoon. In the evening enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 8

Venice, transfer to Florence

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Featured Excursion: Guided visit to the

Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo’s David Today you travel to Florence; en route, enjoy lunch in the Tuscan countryside. The birthplace of Italy’s national poet, Dante Alighieri, and of the Renaissance, Florence offers innumerable artistic treasures. The city rose to prominence under the Medici family in the 14th century. The Medicis were the greatest patrons of art in Europe, employing Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Titian, and Fra Angelico, many of whose works you’ll see today.

Castello di Verrazzano wine estate in Chianti Travel via motor coach through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside to Rome. Stop en route for a homemade lunch and wine tasting at Castello di Verrazzano, a gorgeous estate in Chianti country. Day 11

Rome

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Featured Excursions: Choice of guided tour of

imperial Rome with Colosseum visit or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour through the heart of Rome It’s impossible to overstate the importance of Rome in European history, a historical fact you’ll discover on today’s tour which includes: St. Peter’s Basilica, the Arch of Titus, the Villa Borghese, and the Colosseum. Or “Do as the Locals Do” and walk the heart of Rome, seeing the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain. Day 12

Rome

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museums and the Sistine Chapel Spend the morning on a tour of the Vatican museums, ending at the Sistine Chapel, with its spectacular ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo. Day 13

CB/BB

Cruise/Tour

€5,349 €5,569 €5,799 €5,799 €5,899 €5,899 €5,829 €5,699 €5,479 €5,479 €5,899 €6,259 €6,259 €6,179 €5,999 €5,899 €5,829 €5,529 €5,399 €5,299

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

Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ €200 + €450 + €750 + €1,095 + €2,175

See Deck Plan on page 154. – Port Charges: ¤150 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.

Depart Rome Transfer to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport for your flight home.

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Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174)

Venice to Venice | 8 Days

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

9 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “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 audio headset system on all excursions

Italy

Celebrate the “Queen of the Adriatic” and uncover the hidden treasures of Northern Italy.

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

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. But Venice is not the only storied city in Northern Italy; Padua, Bologna, Ferrara, and Verona may lie slightly off the beaten path, but they amply reward the curious traveller.

Experience

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 event at St. Mark’s Basilica. Explore Padua, one of the 80

oldest cities in Italy; Bologna, Italy’s culinary capital; Verona, the famed city of Romeo and Juliet; and Ferrara, one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Each of these enchanting cities offers authentic insights into Northern Italian culture.

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

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “La Serenissima—The Lagoon of Venice” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ For more details on cruise only itinerary, see pages 78 – 79.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Pasta-making workshop in Bologna  Italian dessert-making demonstration and tasting  Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

€ From

2,949

 per person, cruise only


Venice to Venice

Pay-in-Full Savings

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

Day Port/City

1

Venice (embark)

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Padua

Polesella Ferrara Bologna

FRANCE

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Ligurian Sea

7 Venice

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7-NIGHT CRUISE

Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

5

8

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013.

Venice (disembark)

Pricing Per Person CROATIA

Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Countess

6, 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul 3, 10, 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Aug 7, 14, 21 Sep 28 Sep 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 2 Nov 9 Nov

€2,949 €3,129 €3,399 €3,499 €3,399 €3,399 €3,399 €3,499 €3,599 €3,749 €3,649 €3,599 €3,499 €3,399 €3,249 €3,099 €2,949

Adriatic Sea

ITALY

Mediterranean Sea

Corsica

#

NIGHTS ONSHORE

CRUISE

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UNESCO SITE

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

Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ €200 + €450 + €750 + €1,095 + €2,175

See Deck Plan on page 154. – Port Charges: ¤150 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.

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France’s Seine, Rhône, Saône, Garonne, Dordogne & Gironde Rivers

Paris and Normandy in the north; Provence and Burgundy in the south; Bordeaux on the Atlantic Coast—Uniworld sails France in style. France’s rivers offer visitors an abundance of delightful experiences. Each of the country’s regions boasts its own unique cultural heritage. 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 off the beaten path and travel to ancient Aquitaine, with its charming towns, world-class wines, and lively capital city, Bordeaux. All your dreams are possible with our collection of distinctive French boutique river cruises: “Paris & Normandy,” “Burgundy & Provence,” or, new this year, “Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux.” To truly experience the joie de vivre of France, consider one of our extended itineraries, which merge two itineraries into one: “Grand France” (“Paris & Normandy” with “Burgundy & Provence”) or “A Portrait of Majestic France” (“Paris & Normandy” with “Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux”). Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed the journey of a lifetime.

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Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux Bordeaux to Bordeaux | 8 Days

Travel

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking River Royale All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e N E W for 2 0 1 4

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 bottled water Explore

10 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 audio headset 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” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

€ From

84

2,799

 per person, cruise only


Bordeaux to Bordeaux Gironde Estuary

Day Port/City

Pauillac Bay of Biscay

FRANCE

Blaye

3 Cruising the Gironde Estuary, Blaye 4 Libourne (Bergerac)

Libourne Bordeaux

SaintÉmilion

5 Libourne (Saint-Émilion), cruising the Dordogne River, Bordeaux

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CRUISE

7 Bordeaux

Burgundy

8 Bordeaux (disembark) Cruise Start Dates

UNESCO SITE

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 France

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Discover the unparalleled riches of Aquitaine and its charming capital city, Bordeaux.

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

◀ Bordeaux

region, France 

▲ Bordeaux

Jul

6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 2, 9 Rhône River

Sail three rivers on this journey—the Garonne, the Dordogne, and the Gironde—and savour the unique gastronomical heritage of southwest France. You’ll be treated to a sumptuous display of culinary magic throughout your journey. Taste regional delights including—duck confit, caviar d’Aquitaine, and oysters. Indulge in an onboard meal designed by French Master Chef (and owner of the two-Michelin-star-rated Relais and Chateau Hostellerie de Plaisance in Saint-Émilion) Philippe Etchebest. And delve deeply into the Bordeaux region’s exalted wines. You’ll travel the Médoc wine route to partake in a wine tasting at an exclusive wine estate; visit the cellars of Premier Grand Cru to savour some of the world’s most highly rated wines; and embark on a study of Sauternes, meeting the

winemakers of this region’s sweet wine and enjoying a winepairing lunch at Château d’Arsac. 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 many pleasures of French life. Garonne River

Though settled by the Romans and ruled by the English, Aquitaine is profoundly French. From its noble châteaux to its breathtaking estuary, Bordeaux, as the region is also known, is an oenophile’s paradise and every traveller’s dream.

Who will enjoy this cruise Those interested in epicurean pursuits, winemaking (and tasting!), history, and culture, as well as nature lovers.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Wine tasting at Château d’Arsac and a Saint-Émilion wine estate

Mediterranean Sea

 Epicurean dinner with menu set by award-winning French Master Chef Philippe Etchebest  Cannelé-making demonstration and tasting  Arcachon oyster tasting onboard

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Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux Bordeaux to Bordeaux | 8 Days

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Arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Your ship is conveniently docked right in the heart of the city, so if time allows, stroll to the nearby food markets or visit the popular Saint-Michel antique market. Day 2

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Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

Featured Excursions: Choice of Médoc panoramic

tour with exclusive winery visit and tasting or exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard bicycle ride Set sail on the Garonne for the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, where 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). Enjoy an exclusive visit to a celebrated winery, Châteaux d’Arsac, where you’ll discover your personal “wine sign” with a special blind tasting. 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 truly take in 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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Cruising the Gironde Estuary, Blaye

Featured excursion: Choice of scenic drive along

the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or exclusive guided “Go Active” Nordic walking tour of Blaye Fortress Today you’ll sail across the Gironde Estuary to Blaye. The scenic journey through the estuary offers a unique look at the delta, where fishing huts rise above grassy marshlands edged by limestone cliffs.

◀ Bordeaux,

Running along those cliffs is 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. Upon returning to Blaye, your guide will take you through the 17th-century citadel built by famed military engineer Vauban. Its fortress and tunnels are a UNESCO monument. Then enjoy some free time to explore the town on your own. Or take part in a guided Nordic walking tour of Blaye Fortress. Day 4 b  BB  L D

Libourne (Bergerac)

Featured Excursion: Bergerac city tour

Bergerac, which is located in the southernmost part of the Périgord and boasts 12 AOCs, is your jumping-off point for today’s adventure. On your walking tour of the town you’ll explore the popular farmers’ market, hear the fateful story of Cyrano de Bergerac and his Roxanne, and watch the flatbottom boats glide along the river. Stop at the 16th-century Château de Monbazillac, which offers marvelous views overlooking Bergerac and the Dordogne River. The drive along the Dordogne is an especially scenic one, and you’ll cross bridges to explore charming Bastide villages on both sides of the river. The “gastronomic meal of the French” is so indelibly linked to the country’s identity that it was added to UNESCO’s list of “intangible cultural heritage” in 2010, and tonight you will discover why during an extra special dinner. World-famous French Master Chef Philippe Etchebest has loaned his gastronomic genius to River Royale’s culinary team. His interpretation of the region’s delicacies will inform a specially crafted onboard dinner menu for Uniworld guests only. Bon appétit!

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Saint-Émilion walking

tour with wine tasting and private evening tour of Bordeaux Saint-Émilion offers exceptional historic architecture, and historic vineyards too. The Romans were the first to plant grapes here, and this was the first vineyard region to be protected by UNESCO. The town, built atop limestone hills, offers many interesting shops, but what makes it extraordinary is what exists below the cobbled streets—Saint-Émilion’s Monolithic Church which dates back to the 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. Once you’re back in Bordeaux, you will enjoy an 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.” DAY 6

Cadillac, Bordeaux

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cadillac, châteaux and

vineyards of Sauternes with exclusive artisanal lunch and wine tasting at Château d’Arche

a concentrated and distinctly flavoured sweet wine. You’ll meet the winemakers and enjoy an elegant wine-pairing lunch at Château d’Arche. You’ll also see the grounds of legendary Château d’Yquem. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. DAY 7

Bordeaux

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PAY-IN-FULL SAVINGS

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. PRICING PER PERSON

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive “Do as

the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Garonne River banks

Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Royale

6 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 Apr 4 May 11, 18 May 25 May 1, 8, 15 Jun 22, 29 Jun 6 Jul 13, 20, 27 Jul 3, 10, 17, 24 Aug 31 Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 2 Nov 9 Nov

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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. If you’re looking for something more active, consider joining a guided bicycle ride along the scenic banks of the Garonne River. You’ll have plenty of free time to further enjoy Bordeaux on your own. Revisit some of the places you saw on your tour or explore new areas. It’s a great chance to do a little shopping too. DAY 8

Depart Bordeaux

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Disembark the ship and transfer to Bordeaux– Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.

During a tour to nearby Cadillac 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

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

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ €425 + €950 + €2,525

See Deck Plan on page 152.

OPTIONAL PRE- AND/OR POST-CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Paris No visit to France would be complete without seeing the incomparable “City of Light,” widely considered the most romantic city in the world.

– Port Charges: ¤122 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.

From ¤1,043 per person (Single supplement ¤521) Please see page 23 for more details. UNIWORLD.IE  |  87


Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

Paris & Normandy

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness

Paris to Paris | 8 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

12 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 audio headset 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 during July

€ From

88

2,799

 per person, cruise only


Paris to Paris English Channel

Day Port/City

Caudebec-en-Caux

Normandy Beaches

Honfleur

1

Paris (embark)

2

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3

Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

Rouen

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Vernon

Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur)

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7-NIGHT CRUISE

Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

FRANCE

Paris

8

Paris (disembark)

Cruise Start Dates

Mar 16, 23, 30 #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

France

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 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 leering gargoyles. Paris’s charm is without peer, and it is the perfect place to begin and end your Seine River journey. Once onboard your ship, simply unpack and relax, letting the serene Seine carry you through the countryside. Walk the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII, and take part in a host of celebrations commemorating that landing’s 70-year anniversary. 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

◀ Honfleur,

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27

France 

▲ Paris,

of Honfleur where Courbet and Boudin set up their easels to paint fishing vessels sailing into port. And walk in the footsteps of Vincent 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.

Jul

6, 13◆, 20, 27◆

Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 ◆ Multigenerational

Family-Friendly Program on

these dates.

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on select sailings during July with Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.

Who will enjoy this cruise 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.

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Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris | 8 Days

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Paris

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 2

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Monet’s Giverny

and hike to Château Gaillard or exclusive guided “Go Active” Nordic walking tour 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 gardens 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 the English king’s stronghold. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside. Or take a guided Nordic walking tour along the popular trail to Château Gaillard and the cliffs above St. Jaques hospital. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

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D-Day Museum. Or choose to visit Juno Beach where the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division landed, and take in the exhibits at the Canadian Centre. 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. Uniworld guests can participate in a special ceremony during their visit that involves a wreath laying, the American national anthem, and a moment of silence. Day 4

Rouen

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Rouen walking

tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike 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 art of enjoying Rouen.

Featured Excursions: Full day Normandy Beaches

with choice of D-Day Museum at Arromanches 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 go to Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches and explore the

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Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur)

Featured Excursion: Honfleur walking tour

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

France

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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—whose streets reveal the rich history of the port, and St. Catherine’s Church, which was built by shipwrights. Day 6 b  BB  L  FD

Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Auvers-sur-Oise) Featured Excursion: “Vincent van Gogh’s

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 painted many of its buildings, including the Town Hall, the church, and the home of his doctor, Dr. Gachet. 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). He’s buried beside his brother, Theo, who died a year later. 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. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 7

Paris

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour

or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” Nordic walking tour of parks and Eiffel Tower 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 centre of Paris, which is home to the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame. 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. Or take a guided Nordic walking tour under Paris’s bridges, and along the Seine River to discover many styles of houseboats, the Statue of Liberty, and the Eiffel Tower. Day 8

Depart Paris

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Baroness

16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Mar 6, 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 May 1, 8, 15 Jun 22, 29 Jun 6, 13◆, 20, 27◆ Jul 3, 10, 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Aug 7, 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Sep 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct

€2,799 €2,849 €2,869 €2,899 €3,099 €3,299 €3,299 €3,299 €3,169 €3,169 €3,169 €3,249 €3,499 €3,599 €3,499 €3,299 €3,199 €3,149 €2,999 €2,899

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Disembark the ship and transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home, or extend your visit to Paris with our post-cruise optional extension.

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

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ €375 + €775 + €1,650

See Deck Plan on page 164.

Optional PRE- or and/or Post-Cruise Post-Cruise/Tour Extension Extensions

Paris Extend your stay in the “City of Light” enjoying its wealth of museums, iconic treasures, and grand cafés.

– Port Charges: ¤122 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. ◆ Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on these dates.

From ¤869 per person (Single supplement ¤521) Please see page 23 for more details. uniworld.ie  |  91


Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

Burgundy & Provence

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the striking NEW S.S. Catherine

Avignon to Lyon | 8 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

14 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 2 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: “Vincent van Gogh’s Troubled Destiny” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

€ From

92

2,949

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Beaune Saô ne R iver

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Chalon-sur-Saône

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From Côtes du Rhône to Crêpes Suzette and sun-glazed fields to Van Gogh’s Arles—this is a journey

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of exquisite pleasure for all your senses.

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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. 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. Discover the many hidden treasures of Lyon, the culinary capital of France. Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers on Uniworld’s new Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, exploring two regions of France where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

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typical village in Provence, France 

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Who will enjoy this cruise Travellers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes, and wine connoisseurs.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Route to Beaune or Arles with open-air food market  Côtes du Rhône wine tasting in Tain l’Hermitage  Crêpes Suzette-making demonstration and tasting  Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

Cruise Start Dates

Apr 6, 13*, 20, 27* May 4, 11,* 18, 25* Jun 1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29 Jul

6,* 13, 20,* 27

Aug 3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31* Sep 7, 14,* 21, 28* Oct 5, 12,* 19, 26* Nov 2, 9* *Cruise operates from Lyon to Avignon. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information.

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Burgundy & Provence Avignon to Lyon | 8 Days

Day 1

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Avignon

Arrive at Marseille International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship docked in Avignon. Day 2

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Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Arles walking

tour or Tarascon walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” hike to Dukes of Anjou Fortress Enchanted by the light and the vivid colours 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 King René’s beautifully preserved Renaissance palace. If you are entranced by Provence’s distinctive printed fabrics, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about them at the Souleiado Museum. Or climb to the fortress of the Dukes of Anjou with a guide for a beautiful view of the Rhône. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala dinner. Day 3

Avignon

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Avignon walking

tour and Palace of the Popes or exclusive “Off the Beaten Path” 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, and you will capture all of that on your walking tour of the “City of the Popes.” Start at the Medieval ramparts and continue to Clock Tower Square, where colourful café terraces face the magnificent City Hall, the Opera Theatre, and the classic mansions. Then it’s on to Popes’

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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 fourteenthcentury popes resided during a turbulent period in church history. Or opt instead to discover Avignon’s picturesque 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 Gordon River. You’ll paddle from Collias to Remoulins, gliding under the arches of the 2,000-year-old UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard. Day 4

Viviers

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Featured Excursion: Choice of Viviers village day

with organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” Nordic walking 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. Your tour starts in this historic area. Visit an artisan shop where you can enjoy the traditional pottery of the region. You will take the Rue Chévrerie to Porte Riquet, then climb Rue du Château to reach St. Vincent Cathedral, where you will hear an organ concert. Finally, walk through the Medieval streets of this delightful village back to the ship. Or take a Nordic walking tour in the countryside with a local expert. Day 5

Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage

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Featured Excursion: Choice of Tournon walking

tour with wine tasting or exclusive guided “Go Active” Nordic walking 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 mid-

France

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valley Côtes du Rhône wines from the Hermitage, a wine-growing district credentialed by Louis XIV. If you love chocolate, you might want to stop by the Valrhona shop too. Or take a guided Nordic walking tour along the city ramparts.

Day 7

Day 6

Located in the heart of Burgundy, Chalon sur Saône is an important centre 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 founded by the Chancellor of Beaune in 1443. Marvel at the multicoloured tile roofs of this architectural jewel, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy. The hospice monks were given some vineyards in the 15th century so they could make wine to auction in order to help support their charities, and to this day the tradition continues. You’ll find plenty of local delicacies at the open-air market: Burgundian and Jura cheeses, heirloom vegetables, honey, sausages. The stalls spread out from the covered market into the pedestrian streets around the hospice.

Lyon

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Lyon city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals do” Lyon walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Rhône River banks

Lyon is France’s lively and creative capital of gastronomy. The city’s origins date to the first century (when it was founded by the Romans), but it didn’t become an economic power in the region until the 15th century, when it was the centre of France’s printing industry. A couple of centuries later, Lyon’s silk looms employed half the city’s population and produced textiles that were famous the world over. Now France’s secondlargest conurbation, the city is a commercial powerhouse and the proud possessor of a UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town. Your tour starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hallmark church, for a dramatic view of the town, which was built at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. From the motorcoach, you will view Terreaux Square, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, and the Opera House. Or opt for an intimate exploration of Lyon on foot, venturing into the alleyways, courtyards, and traboules (historic passageways) of the St. Jean old quarter, and strolling along the waterfront to experience the modern-day life of this pedestrianfriendly city. Or bike along the banks of the Rhône with an expert guide. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

b  BB  D

Chalon-sur-Saône (Beaune)

Featured Excursion: Beaune, Hospices de

Beaune, and open-air food market visit

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

S.S. Catherine

6 Apr 13* Apr 20 Apr 27* Apr 4 May 11,* 18, 25* May 1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29 Jun 6,* 13, 20,* 27 Jul 3,* 10, 17* Aug 24 Aug 31* Aug 7, 14,* 21, 28* Sep 5 Oct 12* Oct 19 Oct 26* Oct 2 Nov 9* Nov

€2,949 €3,199 €3,249 €3,499 €3,649 €3,829 €3,829 €3,699 €3,699 €3,749 €3,899 €3,929 €3,929 €3,829 €3,649 €3,499 €3,149 €2,949

Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Arles on the reverse direction cruise (Lyon to Avignon).

Day 8

Depart Lyon

e b  CB/BB

Disembark the ship and transfer to the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport for your return flight home, or extend your stay with a visit to Paris, the “City of Light.”

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

+ €195 + €725 + €895 + €1,395 + €2,595 + €3,725

See Deck Plan on page 144.

Optional PRE- and/or Post-Cruise Extensions

Paris

Aix-en-Provence

No visit to France would be complete without seeing the incomparable “City of Light,” widely considered the most romantic city in the world.

Discover the Provençal pleasures of Aix-en-Provence, which draws visitors from all over the world with its sunny, easy-going charm and artistic heritage.

From ¤956 per person

From ¤826 per person

(Single supplement ¤521)

(Single supplement ¤347)

Please see page 23 for more details.

Please see page 23 for more details.

– Port Charges: ¤122 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise operates from Lyon to Avignon. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

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Your Cruise Package INCLUDES: Travel

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 (see transfer guidelines on page 174)

Paris to Bordeaux | 15 Days

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

A l l- I n c lu s i v e N E W for 2 0 1 4

14 breakfasts, 12 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 bottled water Explore

22 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites France

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

Journey from glittering Paris to the Norman countryside and on to the lush vineyards of Bordeaux.

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions

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. Follow in the footsteps of Monet at his beloved Giverny and Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise. Board a high-speed train to Bordeaux, and explore a land of noble wines as you glide along the Garonne, Gironde, and Dordogne rivers tasting the flavours of the regions—truffles, oysters, and famous wines. You’ll even be treated to an onboard dinner— along with a signed menu—inspired by the world-famous, award-winning owner of the two-Michelin-star-rated Hostellerie de Plaisance in St. Émilion, French Master Chef Philippe Etchebest, whose cooking is pure culinary poetry. 96

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

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

A Portrait of Majestic France is a combination of: Paris & Normandy Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux Add optional Paris or Biarritz extensions

Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Page 88 Page 84 Page 23

Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Wine tasting at Château d’Arsac and a Saint-Émilion wine estate  Epicurean dinner menu set by award-winning French Master Chef Philippe Etchebest  Cannelé-making demonstration and tasting  Arcahon oyster tasting onboard

€ From

5,649

 per person, cruise only


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

Category 2 Category 1

+ €775 + €1,650

See Deck Plan on pages 152 and 164.

SPAIN

– Port Charges: ¤244 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.

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Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness and the striking NEW S.S. Catherine

Grand France Paris to Avignon | 15 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

26 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 France

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions

Journey from historic Normandy to breathtaking Provence and vineyard-rich Burgundy. Soak up the joie de vivre that makes France one of the most adored countries in the world. From the bridges of Paris to the beaches of Normandy and the sunny landscapes of the Mediterranean, you will experience the best of France. Explore Paris and then sail north on the Seine. Discover the charming towns of Honfleur and Giverny, which inspired the Impressionists. Walk the beaches of Normandy, and visit Rouen, where Joan of Arc was martyred. As you sail south through Burgundy and Provence, from Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles, you will enjoy lively towns and gorgeous landscapes. Visit Lyon, the culinary capital of France. Walk through the streets of Arles, the town immortalized by Van Gogh. And explore the well-preserved Medieval city of 98

Avignon. In between, you’ll find art, architecture, history, culture, fine wine, and tantalizing cuisine, all in one grand adventure.

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Grand France is a combination of Paris & Normandy Burgundy & Provence Add optional Paris or Aix-en-Provence extension

Page 88 Page 92 Page 23

Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

Epicurean Adventurer Program™  Route to Beaune or Arles with shopping at an open-air food market  Côtes du Rhône wine tasting in Tain l’Hermitage  Crêpes Suzette-making demonstration and tasting  Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

€ From

6,349

 per person, cruise only


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Cruise

€6,349 €6,699 €7,149 €7,749 €7,749 €7,569 €7,569 €7,569 €7,799 €8,099 €7,999 €7,649 €7,129

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

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ €550 + €1,425 + €3,475

See Deck Plan on pages 144 and 164. – Port Charges: ¤244 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. Ionian Sea at time of booking. Early Booking Aegean Sea – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. † Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program included on the Paris & Normandy cruise segment.

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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. Explore bustling Lisbon and hear its music, fado; visit Coimbra, the birthplace of Portuguese kings; and stroll the Medieval lanes of Porto. Travel to Salamanca, Spain, dubbed the “Golden City” for its glowing sandstone buildings. Feast on a traditional meal at a family-owned winery; enjoy a Spanish lunch and flamenco show in Salamanca; and taste local wines from vintners all along the way. Discover a land of genuine charm as you sail Portugal and Spain’s Douro River.

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YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto | 11 Days A L L- I N C LU S I V E

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 174) TASTE

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 bottled water EXPLORE

2 countries 13 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “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 audio headset system on all excursions EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Magical Douro River Valley” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ Note: While the Queen Isabel is the newest ship on the Douro River, she may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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Indulge your passion for food, history, and music as you discover the warmth of Portugal and Spain. 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 at a café. In Porto’s ancient Ribeira district, find picturesque rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine, and a thriving art scene. Sail from Porto through the Douro Valley, where vines cling to precipitous hillsides. Visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who run them. See the university in Salamanca, Spain, where Columbus planned his journey. Take in a flamenco show, and taste the local delicacy known as pata negra.

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Who will enjoy this cruise

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

Those wanting to discover Europe’s best kept secret, the Douro River, with its spellbinding natural and cultural heritage. And wine connoisseurs will enjoy indulging in this region’s most celebrated beverage, Port.

Mar 27 Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

Epicurean Adventurer Program™ Salamanca market hall with tasting of famous pata negra ham and chorizo Olive oil and cheese tastings Traditional Port wine opening ceremony onboard Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

Jul

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 6, 13

Revel in the captivating cities and striking scenery of the serene Douro River Valley on this perfectly paced cruise.

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

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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 the iconic Belém Tower and Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument to Portugal’s great explorers. Step inside the spectacular Manueline Baroque Jerónimos Monastery. Sample a traditional sweet, the pastéis de Belém, at a famous pasteleria (pastry shop), then see the hills of the Alfama district and Rossio plaza, with its wavy black-andwhite 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 well-preserved 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 pastelaria. 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 centre of learning you’ll head off to enjoy a typical Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant.

The Douro River winds through 160 kilometres 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. Meet the owner and learn about the winemaking process. Inside the winery’s old stone walls, partake in a rustic dinner featuring fine local wines and live traditional music.

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Castelo Rodrigo tour

Pinhão is the centre 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.

Visit the 12th-century walled village of Castelo Rodrigo, a captivating place with Medieval streets, stone-walled houses, and a remarkably distinctive fountain, Chafariz dos Pretos. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship. DAY 10

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Full-day Salamanca tour

tour or walking tour of the Ribeira district, the “Soul of Porto”

with flamenco show From Vega de Terrón on the Spanish border you’ll travel overland to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage city. The architectural purity of this charming town has endured through centuries, and the sandstone buildings have gained an exquisite golden glow, giving the city 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 (as Gothic architecture is known in Spain) arches and past ornately decorated masonry walls as you explore the university. Then enjoy a flamenco show.

PAY-IN-FULL SAVINGS

Save ¤700 per couple on Suites and Category 1 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

Queen Isabel

27 Mar 3, 10, 17 Apr 24 Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 5 Jun 12, 19 Jun 26 Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 4, 11 Sep 18, 25 Sep 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 6, 13 Nov

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 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a panoramic city tour, or, if you prefer, explore the UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot; here, the colourful heart of the old port city will enchant you with Medieval lanes and zigzagging stairways. DAY 11

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€3,299 €3,399 €3,449 €3,649 €3,649 €3,479 €3,449 €3,349 €3,349 €3,399 €3,549 €3,899 €3,929 €3,829 €3,829 €3,649 €3,399 €3,299 €3,199 €3,129

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

Category 2 Category 1 Junior Suite Suite

+ €250 + €750 + €1,395 + €2,695

See Deck Plan on page 166. – Port Charges: ¤122 per person – Prices shown above include cruise/tour in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. Note: For guests not going to Lisbon, deduct ¤430 per person from the base cruise/tour price.

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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 300 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, oniondomed 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 UNESCOdesignated 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 the royal history of Russia. 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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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 174) 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; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Explore

12 excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts 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 a Signature Lecture on Russian civilization and history Note: Cruising in Russia is a wonderful experience, and 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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Discover the grandeur of Russia and its beloved Volga River.

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, oniondomed 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-

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St. Petersburg to Moscow Day Port/City

NIGHTS ONSHORE

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 splendour.

1 Moscow (embark) 2 Moscow 3 Moscow 4 Moscow 5 Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River, Uglich 6 Yaroslavl, cruising Lake Rybinsk 7 Goritsy (Kirillov) 8 Cruising Lake Onega, Kizhi Island 9 Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, cruising Lake Ladoga 10 St. Petersburg 11 St. Petersburg 12 St. Petersburg 13 St. Petersburg (disembark)

designated Transfiguration Church, which is built entirely of wood with no 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, worldclass museums, Fabergé eggs, the ballet, and, yes, vodka and caviar—are part of this amazing adventure.

1 St. Petersburg (embark) 2 St. Petersburg 3 St. Petersburg 4 St. Petersburg 5 Cruising Lake Ladoga, Mandrogi, cruising the Svir River 6 Kizhi Island, cruising Lake Onega 7 Goritsy (Kirillov) 8 Cruising Lake Rybinsk, Yaroslavl 9 Uglich 10 Moscow 1 1 Moscow 12 Moscow 13 Moscow (disembark) Cruise Start Dates

May 16, 28*

Who will enjoy this cruise

Jun 9, 21*

Adventurous travellers 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.

Jul

3, 15,* 27

Aug 8,* 20 Sep 1,* 13, 25* *Cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information.

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Imperial Waterways of Russia Moscow to St. Petersburg | 13 Days

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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 and Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent, and impressive Tverskaya Street. Following lunch downtown, take a tour of Moscow’s famous metro system, which boasts palatial décor. Visit Arbat Street, longtime hangout for intellectuals and dissidents, and enjoy some free time on your own. Shuttle bus service will be provided between the ship and city centre. 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.

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Moscow

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Moscow

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Yaroslavl, cruising Lake Rybinsk

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. Day 7

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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 Centre to see demonstrations of traditional woodworking methods. Stroll the grounds of 14thcentury St. Cyril of the White Lake Monastery. Day 8

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Featured Excursion: Open-air Museum

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 centre.

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Sail on Lake Onega 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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Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, cruising Lake Ladoga

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tour with shashlik picnic lunch ashore 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. Day 10

St. Petersburg

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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 Theater.

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St. Petersburg

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Park in Pushkin Travel to nearby Pushkin to visit lavish Catherine Palace and Park, a masterpiece of Russian Rococo architecture, unrivaled in luxury and scale. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 12

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Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤1,000 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤800 per couple on Category 3, 4, 5, and 6 staterooms. Offer expires 31 October, 2013. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤400 per couple. Offer expires 15 January, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Victoria

16 May 28* May 9, 21* Jun 3 Jul 15,* 27 Jul 8,* 20 Aug 1* Sep 13 Sep 25* Sep

€4,749 €4,349 €4,349 €4,349 €4,449 €4,549 €4,599 €4,549 €4,249

Featured Excursion: Hermitage Museum

The world-famous Hermitage Museum features nearly three million works of art by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Day 13

Depart St. Petersburg

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Note: Throughout your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of sightseeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Optional PRE- or Post-Cruise Extension

Baltic Capitals of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

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

+ €525 + €695 + €1,425 + €1,625 + €1,745 + €2,625 + €3,395 + €4,350

Category 5 Category 4 Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 Deluxe Suite Junior Suite Presidential Suite See Deck Plan on page 168.

Day 1  St. Petersburg to Tallinn  Disembark in St. Petersburg and

– Port Charges: ¤209 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

transfer to Tallinn. Dinner and overnight in Tallinn. Stay at the superior, first-class Radisson Blu Hotel, Tallinn (or similar). 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 superior, first-class Radisson Blu Ridzene Hotel, Riga (or similar). Day 4 Riga  Tour Riga and then visit the resort town of Ju ˉrmala.

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Day 5 Riga to Vilnius  Enjoy a motorcoach ride to Vilnius. Visit the Hill

Estonia 

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Russia

of Crosses in Šiauliai, have lunch at a local restaurant, and take a sightseeing tour of Kaunas en route. Stay at the superior, firstclass Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Vilnius (or similar). Day 6 Vilnius  Tour Vilnius and visit Trakai Castle. Day 7 Vilnius  Transfer to Vilnius airport. Included in your 7-day stay: Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners  From ¤2,175 per person

 Sightseeing with many special excursions   English-speaking guides and all entrance fees   Touring by deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach   Tour Manager   All transfers

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Holiday Season Cruises

Uniworld invites you to discover the timeless traditions and breathtaking pageantry 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. Enjoy the feasts of the season onboard your festively decorated ship. Walking through Europe’s great holiday markets, you’ll uncover the origin of many of North America’s most beloved Christmas traditions. Breathe in the inviting aromas of roasted chestnuts and gingerbread as you browse among wooden stands filled with unique gifts. Each city offers its own distinctive take on the season’s customs. Come see Rüdesheim’s life-sized Nativity scene and Heidelberg’s Christmas Pyramid. Sip mulled wine in Nuremberg’s famed Christkindlesmarkt. Marvel at the sight of Paris bedecked in all her holiday finery; waltz in the New Year in Vienna on a “Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise”; or experience the magic of the winter-frosted Danube on an “Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise.”

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Rhine Holiday Markets

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette

Basel to Cologne | 8 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

3 countries 7 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 audio headset 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 Nutcracker to Tannenbaum”

€ From

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THE NETHERLANDS

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7-NIGHT CRUISE

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Cologne (embark)

2 Cologne

UNESCO SITE

France | Germany | Switzerland

3 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

Share in the joy of the season while cruising along the legendary Rhine through three wonderful countries.

4

Rüdesheim, Mainz

5

Germersheim (Heidelberg)

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. Find unexpected treasures in the red-roofed stalls Mediterranean Sea clustered around Cologne’s magnificent cathedral. Savour tantalizing once-a-year treats with Uniworld’s “Taste of Christmas” Program, including gingerbread, crepes with cinnamon, and warm spiced wine. See how the Baroque town hall of Koblenz is transformed into an Advent calendar.

◀ Cologne,

Germany 

▲ Strasbourg,

Revel in brightly painted carousels and handmade ornaments, Medieval squares illuminated by twinkling lights, life-sized Nativity figures, and joyful brass choirs. Sail through castlestrewn hillsides and visit charming towns decked in holiday Adriatic finery for a holiday season you will never forget.

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Basel (disembark)

Sea

Who will enjoy this cruise

Cruise Start Dates

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.

Nov 30* Dec 7, 14,* 21 *Cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

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Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne | 8 Days

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Basel

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 2 b  BB  L  WD

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. Day 4 b  BB D

Germersheim (Heidelberg)

Basel

Featured Excursion: Full-day Heidelberg tour

Featured Excursion: Basel walking tour with

with Christmas Market

Christmas Market Your city walk introduces you to Basel, Switzerland’s second-largest city. Delight in Basel’s 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 100 Christmas trees. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

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. Marvel at the Christmas Pyramid rotating inside the tower at the Marktplatz, or take a ride on the carousel.

Day 3

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Kehl (Strasbourg)

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Mainz, Rüdesheim

Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg by

Featured Excursion: Siegfried’s Museum of

canal with Christmas Market or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour

Mechanical Musical Instruments with Christmas Market

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

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 with 1,000-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. The ship docks near 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 lifesized Nativity scene—one of Germany’s largest.

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Switzerland

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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 Reislings 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 colourful displays. A trip to Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments to see its idiosyncratic collection of self-playing musical instruments is one of the day’s delights. Day 6 u  BB  L D

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour with

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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Pay-in-Full Savings

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with

Save ¤800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 March, 2014.

Cologne

Cologne Cathedral visit and Christmas Markets 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. 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. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible.

Day 8 e b  CB/BB

Depart Cologne

Disembark the ship and transfer to Cologne Bonn Airport for your flight home.

EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 30 April, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

S.S. Antoinette

30* Nov 7 Dec 14,* 21 Dec

Cruise

€2,649 €2,549 €2,479

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

+ €175 + €550 + €825 + €1,225 + €1,950 + €3,395

See Deck Plan on page 146. – Port Charges: ¤122 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

▼ Heidelberg,

Germany

Optional PRE- or Post-Cruise Extension

Lucerne This historic city offers Old World charm, great museums, and delightful shopping. It’s the perfect complement to a winter-wonderland journey.

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Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

Danube Holiday Markets

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice

Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

4 countries 9 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 audio headset 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 ‘Stille Nacht’ to ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’”

€ From

118

2,429

 per person, cruise only


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Budapest to Passau

CZECH REPUBLIC

Day Port/City

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Rh ine Riv er

GERMANY

Budapest (embark)

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Passau Wachau Valley

Linz Dan

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Krems

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Vienna D

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Salzburg

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Budapest

AUSTRIA

5 Krems, cruising the Wachau Valley 6

Linz (Salzburg or Linz/Steyr)

7 Passau HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

4 Vienna 7-NIGHT CRUISE

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3

8

Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich Airport

Passau to Budapest

CROATIA

Day Port/City #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

1 Munich Airport, transfer to Passau (embark)

Austria | Germany | Hungary | Slovakia

2 Passau

Celebrate the holiday season with centuries-old traditions and brand-new style. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a 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

◀ Vienna,

Austria 

▲ Linz,

Volksgarten, where you’ll find a fairytale Christmas— large, animated displays of scenes from fairytales that will entrance the child in you. Or mail a letter from Christkindl, where children from all over the world send their Christmas wish lists.

3

Linz (Salzburg or Linz/Steyr)

4

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Krems

5 Vienna 6 Bratislava 7 Budapest

Glorious Baroque architecture, delightful concerts, and ravishing scenery will make this Christmas season unforgettable as you sail through the holidays on the Danube.

8

Budapest (disembark)

Cruise Start Dates

Who will enjoy this cruise

Nov 30

Music lovers will find many special holiday treats on this cruise, from onboard caroling, to 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.

Dec 7,* 14 *Cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

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Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

Day 1 b e D

and Hungarian neighbors, filling stalls with distinctive local folk art.

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

Day 4

Budapest

Day 2

Budapest

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Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour with

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, which you will discover on your city tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Castle Hill district and see dramatic vistas from the 19th-century Fisherman’s Bastion. In the centre of it all is the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square, where you’ll get to shop for traditional Hungarian wares and delightful holiday treats like 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. Savour 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

Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

BB  L D

Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour with

Christmas Market 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

◀ Budapest,

Vienna

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BB  L D

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city

tour with National Library visit and Christmas Markets or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour, and Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese concert hall 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 the stately Ringstrasse and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where Mozart was married in 1782. You will also visit the State Hall of the Austrian National Library, possibly the most beautiful library in the world. 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. Savour 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 one of Vienna’s well-known concert halls. Day 5

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Krems, cruising the Wachau Valley

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Featured Excursion: Göttweig Abbey with private

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 900 years ago, it was

Hungary

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“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 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.

Day 6

Linz (Salzburg or Linz/Steyr)

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BB D

Featured Excursions: Choice of full day Salzburg

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. The magnificent cathedral there was inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Visit Salzburg’s Christmas Market, located at the foot of the Hohen-salzburg and around the cathedral; it is a true feast for the senses, featuring the warm aroma of spiced wine and Austrian pastries, the sights and sounds of holiday performances, and the bright colours 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. Two delightful Christmas Markets are linked by the main shopping thoroughfare in Linz, 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

Passau

BB  L  FD

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 March, 2014. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 30 April, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Beatrice

30 Nov 7,* 14 Dec

€2,529 €2,429

Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour with

Christmas Market, and gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations

Category Upgrade

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.

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

Day 8

Depart Passau

e b  CB/BB

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

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

+ €175 + €450 + €725 + €1,050 + €1,925 + €3,225

See Deck Plan on page 148. – Port Charges: ¤122 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

▼ Salzburg,

Austria

Optional PRE- or Post-Cruise Extension

Prague Discover Prague, the “City of Spires,” with its eclectic centuries-old architecture and fascinating history. The city is particularly magical during the holiday season.

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Your Cruise Package Includes:

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 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

8 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 audio headset 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

€ From

122

2,429

 per person, cruise only


Nuremberg to Frankfurt Day Port/City

GERMANY

1

Frankfurt

Nuremberg (embark)

2 Nuremberg 3 Bamberg r

ive Mai n R

Würzburg

4 Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

Bamberg

5 Würzburg 7-NIGHT CRUISE

Kitzingen Wertheim

Nuremberg

6 Wertheim, cruising the Main River 7 Frankfurt 8

MainDanube Canal

Rothenburg

Frankfurt (disembark)

Frankfurt to Nuremberg Day Port/City

#

NIGHTS ONSHORE

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

1

Frankfurt (embark)

2 Frankfurt Germany

3

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, 500 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. The 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,

◀ Nuremberg,

Germany 

▲ Frankfurt,

cozy up to steaming 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. Share the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on a select holiday sailing with Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.

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.

Cruising the Main River, Wertheim

4 Würzburg 5 Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Schweinfurt 6 Bamberg 7 Nuremberg 8

Nuremberg (disembark)

Cruise Start DateS

Nov 30* Dec 7, 14◆,* 21 *Cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information. ◆ Multigenerational

Family-Friendly Program on

this date. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

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Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days

Day 1 b e D

Nuremberg

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 2 

Nuremberg

b  BB  L  WD

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 200 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 u b  BB  L D

Bamberg

Featured Excursion: Bamberg Nativity Walk

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

◀ Würzburg,

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 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. If that’s not enough for you, browse through the delightful shops that are beautifully decorated for the holiday. Day 4 b  BB D

Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

Featured Excursion: Full day Rothenburg with

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 made as far back as the 17th century.

Germany

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Day 5 

Würzburg

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Day 7

Frankfurt

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Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residenz

Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt walking

with Christmas Market, and exclusive Franconian village visit

tour with Christmas Market or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour

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 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 200-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.

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 6

Wertheim, cruising the Main River

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Featured Excursion: Wertheim walking tour

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.

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Depart Frankfurt

Disembark the ship and transfer to Frankfurt International Airport for your flight home.

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 March, 2014. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 30 April, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Queen

30* Nov 7 Dec 14◆,* 21 Dec

€2,629 €2,529 €2,429

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

Category Category Category Category Suite

+ €175 + €425 + €675 + €995 + €1,925

4 3 2 1

See Deck Plan on page 150. – Port Charges: ¤122 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. * On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary. ◆ Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on this date.

▼ Rothenburg,

Germany

Optional PRE- or Post-Cruise Extension

Prague Discover Prague, the “City of Spires,” with its eclectic centuries-old architecture and fascinating history. The city is particularly magical during the holiday season.

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Your Cruise Package Includes:

European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days

Travel

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the elegant River Empress All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

2 countries 9 excursions, including “Choice is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 audio headset 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 ‘Stille Nacht’ to ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’”

€ From

126

2,529

 per person, cruise only


in River Ma

Nuremberg to Vienna

Nuremberg MainDanube Canal

Day Port/City Roth

CZECH REPUBLIC

Deggendorf Theresienthal

Passau

Linz

Nuremberg (embark)

2

Nuremberg, Roth

3 Regensburg

Regensburg Vilshofen

GERMANY

1

D anu be R iver

Wachau Valley

Dürnstein SLOVAKIA

4

Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

5

Cruising the Danube River, Linz

6

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein, Vienna

7 Vienna 7-NIGHT CRUISE

Vienna

AUSTRIA

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

Vienna (disembark)

Vienna to Nuremberg HUNGARY

#

8

UNESCO SITE

Day Port/City

1

Vienna (embark)

2 Vienna Austria | Germany

3

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 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.

◀ Regensburg,

Germany 

▲ Passau,

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, 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 splendour is fleeting, the joy it brings is eternal.”

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley

4 Linz 5

Passau, Vilshofen (Theresienthal)

6 Regensburg 7

Roth, Nuremberg

8

Nuremberg (disembark)

Cruise Start Dates

Dec 1,* 8, 15*

Who will enjoy this cruise 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 operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.ie for more information. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

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European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days

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Nuremberg

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 2 b  BB  WD

Christmas Market are set up around the 500-yearold New Parish Church and in front of the classical columns of the former city guardhouse and the Lucrecia craft market. Shop for children’s toys or traditional hand-carved Nativity scenes. Day 4 U b m  BB  L D

Nuremberg, Roth

Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with

Featured Excursions: Exclusive Bavarian Forest

Christmas Market

horse-drawn wagon ride with Theresienthal visit, Passau walking tour with Christmas Market, and gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations

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 centre. You will stop at the Kaiserburg and walk through the lively old quarter with its wellpreserved half-timbered houses. The next stop is Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, with over 200 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 centre for centuries. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3 

Regensburg

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Featured Excursion: “2,000 Years in One Hour”

Regensburg walking tour with Christmas Market Lively Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to 2,000 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. And what could be more satisfying as you wander the city’s romantic Christmas Market than indulging in local specialties such as dumplings with vanilla sauce? The stalls of the

◀ Vienna,

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 glass-making 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 centrepieces at a floral-decorating demonstration. Day 5 

Cruising the Danube River, Linz

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Featured Excursion: Linz walking tour with

Christmas Market The Danube serves as a dividing line between the 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

Austria

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Christmas Market, which is filled with everything from Christmas crèches—for which Linz is famous— to the ever-popular Linzer torte. Day 6 

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Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein, Vienna

Featured Excursions: Dürnstein walking tour with

exclusive mulled wine tasting and Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese concert hall 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 centre 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 by Mozart and Strauss in a classic Viennese concert hall. Day 7 

Vienna

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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, and then visit the State Hall of the Austrian National Library, said to be the most beautiful library room in the world. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the city’s largest Christmas Market, too, which spreads out before Vienna’s Neo-Gothic City Hall. You can also explore some of the other charming and unique markets at your leisure. 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. Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 March, 2014. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 30 April, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

Cruise

River Empress

1* Dec 8, 15* Dec

€2,629 €2,529

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

Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ €175 + €425 + €675 + €1,050 + €1,925

See Deck Plan on page 158.

Day 8 

Depart Vienna

e b  CB/BB

Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna International Airport for your flight home.

Featured ExcursionS: Choice of Vienna city tour

– Port Charges: ¤122 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. Please visit * uniworld.ie for reverse itinerary.

with National Library visit and Christmas Market or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour 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

▼ Dürnstein,

Austria

Optional PRE- or Post-Cruise Extension

Prague Discover Prague, the “City of Spires,” with its eclectic, centuries-old architecture and fascinating history. The city is particularly magical during the holiday season.

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Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

Parisian Winter Holiday

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness

Paris to Paris | 8 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

10 excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking 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 audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of Nordic walking sticks

Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Urban Planning in the City of Light”

€ From

130

2,349

 per person, cruise only


English Channel

Paris to Paris Rouen

Day Port/City

1 FRANCE Les Andelys

Paris (embark)

2 Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Versailles) 3 Rouen

er Riv ne Sei

4

Vernon

Auvers-sur-Oise Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

Mantes-la-Jolie

Les Andelys, Vernon

5 Mantes-la-Jolie (Auvers-sur-Oise), Paris 6 Paris 7 Paris 8

Paris (disembark)

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Versailles

Paris

Cruise Start Dates

Dec 6, 13, 20, 27 Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until January 3. #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

UNESCO SITE

France

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 typical 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. 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 the famous cathedral. Medieval

◀ Paris,

France 

▲ Paris,

France 

▶ Paris,

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. And those sailing over New Years will be in for an extraspecial treat with a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration. Plan now to welcome in 2015 in Parisian style with the backdrop of the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower brightening up the sky.

Who will enjoy this cruise Romantics will relish this chance to see Paris dressed up in all her holiday splendour. Art lovers, history buffs, and shoppers will all find special gifts in this winter holiday.

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Parisian Winter Holiday Paris to Paris | 8 Days

Day 1

b e D

Paris

Day 4

BB  L D

Les Andelys, Vernon

Arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Featured Excursions: Les Andelys village stroll

Day 2

Take an invigorating hike up to the ruins of Château Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart, for a wonderful view of the winding Seine in her winter splendour. The castle was completed in a little more than a year by 3,000 workers and it survived for centuries. Although it was ultimately destroyed, its enchanting ruins are fascinating and reveal much about Richard’s canny grasp of Medieval warfare. Back on the ship, you’ll enjoy the traditional winter treat of galettes—thin buckwheat crepes—and Normandy’s famous cider. Later in the day, guides will lead you through Vernon, whose 15th-century core has survived the centuries largely unchanged. Admirers of Monet’s work will recognize the lateRomanesque church from several of his paintings.

u U b 

BB  L  WD

Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Versailles)

Featured Excursion: Exclusive behind-the-scenes

tour of Versailles Palace 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. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

and walking tour of Vernon

Day 5

b  BB  L D

Mantes-la-Jolie (Auvers-sur-Oise), Paris Featured Excursion: “Vincent van Gogh’s

Day 3

Rouen

U c 

BB  L D

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. ◀ Paris,

Footsteps” walking tour of Auvers-sur-Oise Vincent van Gogh spent the last two months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise. While strolling through the village, you will pass the inn where he stayed, the Town Hall, and the church—all buildings that inspired him and were immortalized on canvas. You’ll also see the restored home of Dr. Gachet, who tended to the artist. As you follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps, your guide will paint a captivating portrait of the life and work of this troubled Impressionist master. Note: A Holiday Gala Dinner will be served on the December 6 and 13 departures. For the December 20 departure, a Christmas Dinner will be served. For the December 27 departure, a New Year’s Dinner will be served.

France; Opposite page: Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

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Day 6 

Paris

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BB  L  FD

Day 7

Paris

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Featured Excursions: Exclusive “Do as the Locals

Featured Excursions: Walking tour to the Paris

Do” walking tour of the Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter, and Seine “Heart of Paris” cruise with Christmas Markets

Opera and department stores with Christmas Markets, and exclusive “Paris Winter Illuminations” tour

Explore the Île de la Cité, which is not just the centre of Paris but of France (all distances are calculated from the isle). The island is home to the Cathedral of Notre Dame, 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 savour 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, which take place directly across the river from the Eiffel Tower. Go ahead and shop with gusto. 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.) Spend the afternoon at leisure in the city, and take advantage of a shuttle that will run between the ship and the Christmas Markets. Following dinner, take a scenic drive past “Paris Illumine Paris” (“Paris Lights up Paris”), the sparkling holiday display created by the city’s most talented lighting designers. Day 8

Depart Paris

e b  CB/BB 

Disembark the ship and transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤800 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 staterooms. Save ¤500 per couple on Category 2, and 3 staterooms. Offer expires 31 March, 2014. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤250 per couple. Offer expires 30 April, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Dates

River Baroness

6 Dec 13, 20 Dec 27 Dec

Cruise

€2,449 €2,349 €2,599

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

Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ €375 + €775 + €1,550

See Deck Plan on page 164. – Port Charges: ¤122 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.

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Your Cruise Package Includes:

Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Passau to Budapest | 11 Days

Travel

10-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

4 countries 17 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 audio headset 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 ‘Stille Nacht’ to ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’”

€ From

134

3,649

 per person, cruise only


Passau to Budapest CZECH REPUBLIC

Day Port/City

1 Munich Airport, transfer to Passau (embark)

GERMANY Passau Linz

Wachau Valley

Grein

Oberndorf Munich

2 Passau

Dürnstein Da

nub

Melk

SLOVAKIA e Riv

er

Vienna

Salzburg

Bratislava

3

Linz (Salzburg and Oberndorf)

4 Grein 10-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest

AUSTRIA HUNGARY

5 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein 6

Vienna

7

Vienna

8 Bratislava 9 Budapest

ITALY

10 Budapest

SLOVENIA

11 #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

CRUISE

Da

n ube

River

Budapest (disembark)

UNESCO SITE

CROATIA Austria | Germany | Hungary | Slovakia

Cruise Start Date

Dec 23

Experience the enchantment of the holidays on the Danube and ring in the New Year in grand style. Celebrate a splendid musical heritage as you listen to the largest organ in Europe fill a Baroque cathedral with glorious sound. 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, toast the New Year with a gala dinner, and dance in a gorgeous ballroom in Budapest. Festive celebrations are plentiful during this cruise. Spend Christmas Day in Salzburg and enjoy a holiday lunch within the walls of St. Peter’s Abbey. Discover the seasonal delicacies of Slovakia in an Art Deco café, and enjoy the merriment of traditional hospitality in an

◀ Salzburg,

Austria 

▲ Budapest,

Hungary 

▶ Melk,

Austrian wine village. Sample the finest of the Wachau Valley’s famous white wines in an exquisite Baroque village, and dine in a cozy traditional Viennese restaurant. See the artistic treasures of Vienna in 18th-century palaces, and talk with contemporary artists and artisans in Budapest. 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 the New Year in festive elegance. All lovers of art, music, and merriment.

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Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Passau to Budapest | 11 Days

Day 1

b e  D

Munich Airport, transfer to Passau Arrive at Munich Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship docked in Passau. Day 2

BB  L  WD

Passau

Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour

Situated at the confluence of three rivers, delightful Passau was an important centre 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 following a 17th-century fire that nearly destroyed the city. In the evening, after a festive Christmas Eve dinner onboard, walk through the quiet city to the cathedral for mass and hear the thunder of the largest organ in Europe. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

Linz (Salzburg and Oberndorf)

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Featured Excursion: Full day Salzburg

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 favourite 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 was performed for the first time: Joseph Morh, the village priest, and Franz Xaver Gruber, the choir master in nearby Arnsdorf, composed “Silent Night” for a Christmas Eve service in 1818. Visit the chapel and see the little museum dedicated to the history of the carol.

Day 4

Grein

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Featured Excursions: Grein city walk with visit to

the oldest theatre 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 theatre 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. Day 5

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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 centre of learning for a millennium. In the Middle Ages, its library was renowned throughout Europe. Today the library, with 80,000 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 Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape, to Dürnstein, a tiny village nestled against towering cliffs, where you’ll stop for a warming cup of spiced wine. Day 6

Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city

tour or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour, and Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese concert hall 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

◀ St.

Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria; Opposite page: Passau, Germany

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your own. Or, indulge in Vienna’s signature holiday treats on an exclusive “Taste of Christmas” tour. See the delightful confectionary decorations in Café Demel’s windows. Visit the glitzy shops on Graben and Kohlmarkt streets. Shuttles will be available to take you to and from the ship. In the evening, hear the music of Mozart and Strauss in one of Vienna’s famous concert halls. Day 7

Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Belvedere Palace

or Albertina Museum, and typical Austrian dinner at a traditional restaurant Today, choose between two extraordinary museums: see the largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings in the world at the Belvedere Palace, or visit the Albertina, which houses works collected by the Habsburgs and features state rooms that are filled with elegant imperial furnishings. In the evening, experience traditional Viennese hospitality at a cozy restaurant with dinner, wine, and song. Day 8

Bratislava

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Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour

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 centre 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.

Day 9

Budapest

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Featured Excursions: Budapest city tour with

choice of Budapest Opera House tour or underground hospital tour, and exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance Your panoramic city tour features the famous 19th-century Chain Bridge, the Great Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the UNESCOdesignated Castle Hill district, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Then choose to get a closer look at either the remarkable Hungarian State Opera House or the fascinating—and chilling—Cold War hospital and bunker complex built under Castle Hill. In the evening, ring in the New Year with a gala dinner and dance in a gorgeous ballroom. Day 10 b m  BB  L  FD

Budapest

Featured Excursion: Szentendre Artists’ Village

Start the day with an enchanting operetta brunch onboard, and then spend the day in the village of Szentendre, a haven for artists and artisans (including one who makes microscopic works of art). They will open their shops on New Year’s Day for Uniworld guests. You will visit the Marzipan Museum and the Micro Museum to view astonishing, infinitesimal works of art. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤1,400 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤700 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 March, 2014. EARLY BOOKING Savings

Save ¤350 per couple. Offer expires 30 April, 2014. Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Date

Cruise

River Beatrice

23 Dec

€3,649

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

+ €250 + €650 + €825 + €1,195 + €2,250 + €3,725

See Deck Plan on page 148. – Port Charges: ¤174 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.

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Depart Budapest

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 elegant River Empress All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 174) Taste

A l l- I n c lu s i v e

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 bottled water Explore

3 countries 13 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking 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 audio headset 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”

€ From

138

4,429

 per person, cruise only


Nuremberg to Budapest

POLAND

Day Port/City

Nuremberg MainDanube Canal

1

3 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg

Theresienthal Deggendorf Passau Linz

Wachau Valley

Dürnstein

Dan ub e Rive r

4 Regensburg

SLOVAKIA

5

Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

6

Cruising the Danube River, Passau

7

Linz (Salzburg)

8

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

Vienna

Salzburg

Budapest

AUSTRIA HUNGARY ITALY SLOVENIA #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

LAND

9 Vienna

CROATIA CRUISE

10 Vienna

UNESCO SITE

SERBIA

Austria | Germany | Hungary

Discover heaven on earth with a grand cruise through picture-perfect Christmas countries. 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.

Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting Baroque villages. Dance in the New Year in a Viennese palace, and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital.

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 overlooking the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

Who will enjoy this cruise

◀ Vienna,

Austria 

▲ Linz,

Austria 

▶ Regensburg,

Nuremberg (embark)

2 Nuremberg

GERMANY

Regensburg

CZECH REPUBLIC

12-NIGHT CRUISE

The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year.

Da

n ube River

11 Vienna, cruising the Danube River 12 Budapest

13 Budapest (disembark) Cruise Start Date

Dec 22 Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Anyone seeking to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in an extra-special, memorable way. Those who wish to get away and relax during the busy holiday season.

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Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 Days

Day 1

b e D

Nuremberg

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 2

Nuremberg

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Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with

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 centre 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 200 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.” Shuttles will take you to and from the city centre in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg

Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise along the remarkable 171-kilometre-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 centre—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Medieval alleys, and ancient Roman ruins. Regensburg became an international trading hub back in the 12th century and, for a time, the capital of Bavaria. You 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. Day 5 

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Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Featured Excursion: Exclusive Bavarian village

horse-drawn wagon ride with Theresienthal visit Want to know what it feels like to step into a Christmas card illustration? You’ll find out as you snuggle down in warm blankets aboard a horsedrawn wagon and take a ride through a charming village in the Bavarian Forest. The famous ruby-red Bohemian lead-crystal glass, decorated by master engravers, is made in this region, and you will get a close-up view of the art of glass-making with a visit to the world-renowned glass manufacturer Theresienthal, which produced glassware for the rulers of Europe for centuries. Day 6

Cruising the Danube River, Passau

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Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour Day 4

Regensburg

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in

One Hour” Regensburg walking tour of Old Town or Jewish Regensburg walking tour Your first port of call on the Danube, Regensburg is a friendly town with quaint cobblestone streets,

◀ Salzburg,

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 centre 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.

Austria; Opposite page: Budapest, Hungary

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Day 7 

Linz (Salzburg)

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Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg tour

On your guided tour through Salzburg’s UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, view such gems as the 17th-century cathedral and the house where Mozart was born, as well as the Mirabellgarten, where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. You’ll also have time to visit some of the many lovely shops in the area. Day 8 

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Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

Featured Excursions: Dürnstein village stroll with

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 you have a chance to meet modern-day nobility as you attend an exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the royal Habsburgs. Day 9 

Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour

or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking tour Take a panoramic tour of Vienna that will introduce you to the city’s many architectural highlights, including the stately Ringstrasse, or visit Vienna’s famous shopping streets, the Graben and Kohlmarkt, and enjoy the amazing confections adorning Café Demel’s windows.

Day 10 

Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Schönbrunn Palace, and

exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace

Pay-in-Full Savings

Save ¤1,600 per couple on Suites, and Category 1 and 2 staterooms. Save ¤800 per couple on Category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires 31 March, 2014. EARLY BOOKING Savings

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.

Save ¤400 per couple. Offer expires 30 April, 2014.

Day 11

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

BB  L  FD

Vienna, cruising the Danube River 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. Day 12

Budapest

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Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour

Your panoramic city tour features the famous 19thcentury Chain Bridge, the Great Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Hungarian State Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the stunning Parliament Building. Visit the UNESCOdesignated Castle Hill district, St. Matthias Church, and the 19th-century Fisherman’s Bastion. Day 13

Depart Budapest

Pricing Per Person Ship

Cruise Start Date

Cruise

River Empress

22 Dec

€4,429

Category Upgrade Category Category Category Category Suite

4 3 2 1

+ €300 + €695 + €1,050 + €1,450 + €2,775

See Deck Plan on page 158. – Port Charges: ¤209 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. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined.

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Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

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The Uniworld Collection of Boutique Ships

Say goodbye to the one-size-fits-all approach for ships, service, and onshore excursions. Uniworld offers the luxury of personalized attention to your comfort and enjoyment—both onboard and onshore.

The Uniworld fleet follows a rich tradition from our sister company, the award-winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection— guaranteeing an unparalleled luxury experience for each of our guests. Onboard a Uniworld ship, expectations are always met, and very often exceeded. Beatrice Tollman, the founder, president, and design doyenne of Red Carnation Hotels, has personally placed her stylish stamp on each meticulously crafted and uniquely designed Uniworld ship. Personally selected fine art and priceless antiques acquired from private collections and renowned auction houses blend perfectly with lustrous marble flooring and lavish furnishings, ensuring that every moment you spend onboard is as memorable as those you spend onshore.

River Royale Gascogne Lounge and bar

143


S.S. Catherine

S.S. Catherine

NEW for 2014

Inaugurated: 2014  |  Length: 135 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 159  |  Staff: 57  Royal Suite: 1 (38 sq m)  |  Suites: 5 (28 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 61 (18 sq m)  |  Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms: 12 (15 sq m)  |  Category  5 Single Stateroom: 1 (11 sq m)

Bridge

Sun Deck

Sun Deck service S.S. CATHERINE

Camargue Deck

401

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411

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421

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427

Pool Bar du Leopard

425

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429

Category 1 staterooms and suites on this deck have full open-air balconies. Category 2 staterooms have French balconies.

Avignon Deck

Matisse Terrace

402

404

408

406

412

410

414

416

418

422

Van Gogh Lounge

305

303

306

304

301

307 308

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Category 3

Category 5

Suite

Category 2

Category 4

Category 5 Single

203

Cézanne Restaurant

Laundry Room Boutique Fitness Centre

202

204

207

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209 210

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211 212

214

Royal Suite

201

24-Hour Coffee Station

Saint Remy Deck

Reception

302

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337 336

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

334

Serenity River Spa

420

424

426

428

432

Bar

430

Bar

Elevator • Third berth available

Note: Category 1 staterooms and suites on the Camargue Deck have full open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Adjoining staterooms are available; please inquire at time of booking.

Stateroom

144

Stateroom

Marble bathroom


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 Sun Deck with life-sized chess and shuffleboard Heated swimming pool Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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. Category 1 staterooms and suites have full 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 centre, bottled water, and safe

The tradition of excellence continues with the launch of the new exquisite super ship, S.S. Catherine, designed to be as inspiring as Burgundy and Provence. ▼ Bar

du Leopard (décor and furnishings may vary) 

▲ Stateroom

Boutique (décor and furnishings may vary)

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; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry service. The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including: a separate spacious living room and a bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet and bidet area

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S.S. Antoinette

S.S. Antoinette Inaugurated: 2011  |  Length: 135 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 154  |  Staff: 57  Royal Suite: 1 (36 sq m)  |  Suites: 8 (27 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 53 (18 sq m)  |  Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms: 15 (15 sq m)

Bar du Leopard

La Princesse Deck

400

402

404

406

408

412

410

414

418

416

422

420

424

401

403

405

407

411

409

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427

La Duchesse Deck

425

Bar 24-Hour Coffee Station

302

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328

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330

Travel Desk Restaurant de Versailles

Suite

301

303

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333

Reception Fitness Centre

Salon du Grand Trianon

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

326

Serenity River Spa

426

Juice Bar

431

Swimming Pool

In-suite butler service

Staterooms and suites on this deck have full open-air balconies

429

Showers

Bridge

L’Orangerie Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Royal Suite

Suite

Category 1

Boutique Laundry Room

201

203

206 207

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Le Cinema Pigalle

205

210

208

212 215

211

214 217

209

216 219

La Countesse Deck

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Staterooms and suites on La Princesse Deck have full open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. The Royal Suite (400) has a fixed king-size bed. Suites have two mattresses with bed frames that can be slightly separated, except suites 403, whose frame cannot be separated, and 404, which has a single mattress.

Suite

146

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2 – 3 staterooms

Categories 4 – 5 staterooms


Ship features and amenities: Public areas & amenities

Salon du Grand Trianon with full-service bar Restaurant de Versailles Bar du Leopard with full-service bar Sun Deck with L’Orangerie Sky Lounge Heated enclosed swimming pool Le Cinema Pigalle Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station 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 full 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 centre, bottled water, and safe

What began as an inspiration, a dream without limitations, is about to become the ship you’ll never ever forget. Step aboard and let the magic begin. ▼ Salon

du Grand Trianon 

▲ Restaurant

de Versailles

Heated enclosed swimming pool

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; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in L’Orangerie Sky Lounge. The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including: a separate spacious living room and a bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet and bidet area

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River Beatrice

River Beatrice Inaugurated: 2009  |  Length: 125 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 156  |  Staff: 53  Owner’s Suite: 1 (28 sq m)  |  Suites: 14 (21 sq m)  |  Category 1 Staterooms: 17 (14 sq m)  |  Categories 2 – 5 Staterooms: 46 (14 sq m)

Bridge Sun Deck

Rhine Deck

Reception and lobby

Danube Deck

400 401

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405

402

404 407

406

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429

24-Hour Coffee Station

Bar

Main Lounge

308

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309

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Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

325

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433

Captain’s Lounge and Library

411

410

412

414

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Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Serenity Laundry River Room Spa

Restaurant

Owner’s Suite

Owner’s Suite

Suite

Category 1

210

208

206

204

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212

Moselle Deck

Category 2

Category 3

Fitness Centre

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: The Owner’s Suite (400) and suite 402 have fixed king-size beds, and suite 405 has fixed queen-size beds; therefore, the beds cannot be separated. Also, suite 405 has a four-poster bed for added luxury.

Suite

148

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2 – 3 staterooms

Marble bathroom


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 sun tents and life-sized chess and shuffleboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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 centre, bottled water, and safe Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Enter the gorgeous two-story lobby of the River Beatrice, and the stage is set for the unfolding of 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; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; bathroom towel warmers; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; 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  |  Remodelled: 2010  |  Length: 110 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 128  |  Staff: 41  Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 60 (14 sq m) Bridge Sun Deck

Reception and lobby

411

409

407

403

401

412

410

408

404

402

417

415

421 420

419

423 422

Rhine Deck Reception

24-Hour Coffee Station

Boutique

416

414

Bar

418

Restaurant

Danube Deck

Main Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Internet

203

205

207

209

211

217

215

219

202

206

204

210

208

212

216

218 Laundry Room

214

302

301

Fitness Centre Captain’s Lounge and Library

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.

Suite

150

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Category 3 stateroom


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 and shuffleboard Well-equipped fitness centre Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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 centre, bottled water, and safe Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Decorated in hues of blue and white, rich textured fabrics, and inspiring art, the River Queen is luxuriously designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. ▼ Restaurant 

▲ Main

lounge with fireplace

Main lounge and bar

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

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River Royale

River Royale Inaugurated: 2006  |  Remodelled: 2012  |  Length: 110 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 130  |  Staff: 41  Suite: 1 (20 sq m)  |  Category 1 Staterooms: 26 (13 sq m)  |  Categories 2 – 3 Staterooms: 38 (14 sq m)

Spa-tub

Mosaic-tiled reception

301 302 203 204

305

303

306

304 205 206

307

207 208

309 310

308

211

209

212

210

312 215 214

311

314 217 216

317 316 219 218

315

318 221

319

320 223 222

220

321

322 225 224

325 324 227 226

323

326 231

229 228

327

Staterooms and suite on this deck have French balconies

230

329

La Gironde Deck Fitness Centre Sauna Serenity River Spa

Bridge

Sun Deck

Library

Reception Aquitaine Bar

Gascogne Lounge

Bordeaux Deck Boutique

202

Le Bordelais Restaurant Patio Lounge

Le Bordelais Restaurant

Suite

Category 1

107

105

103

101

108

106

104

102

109

La Durance Deck

Category 2

Category 3

Elevator

Note: Suite 326 has a fixed queen-size bed; the bed cannot be separated.

Suite

152

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Tea service in the Gascogne Lounge


Ship features and amenities: Public areas & amenities

Gascogne Lounge with full-service bar Aquitaine Bar Le Bordelais Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess, shuffleboard, and spa-tub Library Patio lounge Well-equipped fitness centre Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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. Staterooms and suite 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 centre, bottled water, and safe

The River Royale captures the essence of the Bordeaux region with a timeless style that emphasizes elegance and comfort. ▼ Library 

▲ Gascogne

Lounge

Spa-tub on Sun Deck

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: daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

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River Countess

River Countess Inaugurated: 2003  |  Remodelled: 2012  |  Length: 110 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 130  |  Staff: 41  Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 61 (14 sq m)

Rhine Deck

Bridge

Sienna Salon Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Savoy Restaurant

401

405

403

407

409

411

417

415

419

421

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Savoy Restaurant

Bar

402

406

404

408

410

412

416

418

422

420

424

Reception

Il Castillo Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Danube Deck

205

203

201

206

202

207

204

209 210

211

208

302

Patio Lounge Fitness Centre

212

301

Boutique Internet Sauna

303 304

307

305 306

308

309 310

311 312

315 314

317 316

319 318

321 320

322

323

Main Deck

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Suite

Suite

154

Category 1

103

106

104

Category 2

Category 1 stateroom

102

107

105

108

109 110

Moselle 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 Sienna Salon Sky Lounge Savoy Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chess and shuffleboard Patio lounge Well-equipped fitness centre Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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 centre, bottled 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. ▼ Lobby 

▲ 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, cozy bathrobes, and slippers All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; bathroom towel warmers; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

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River Duchess

River Duchess Inaugurated: 2003  |  Remodelled: 2012  |  Length: 110 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 130  |  Staff: 41  Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 61 (14 sq m)

Captain’s Lounge and Library

401

403

405

407

409

411

415

417

419

421

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Blue Danube Lounge Reception

402

406

404

408

410

412

416

418

420

422

Danube Deck

Internet Captain’s Lounge and Library

Bar

205

203

201

206

202

207

204

209

301 302

Sauna

Fitness Centre

210

303 304

Boutique 24-Hour Patio Lounge Coffee Station

208

305

307 308

306

309 310

311 312

315

317 316

314

319 318

321 320

322

323

Main Deck 211

424

Palace Restaurant

212

423

Rhine Deck

Bridge

La Motte Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Suite

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1 stateroom

156

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 and shuffleboard Patio lounge Well-equipped fitness centre Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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 centre, bottled 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. ▼ Palace

Restaurant 

▲ Reception

and lobby

Blue Danube Lounge and bar

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: daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; bathroom towel warmers; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

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River Empress

River Empress

Inaugurated: 2001  |  Remodelled: 2010  |  Length: 110 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 130  |  Staff: 41  Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 61 (14 sq m)

Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Main lounge and bar

401

403

405

407

409

411

417

415

421

419

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

423

Main Lounge Reception

402

406

404

408

410

412

418

416

422

420

424

Restaurant

Danube Deck

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Bar

201

203 204

207

205

208

206

211

209

212

Fitness Centre Sauna

210

301 302

Boutique Patio Lounge

Internet

303 304

307

305

308

306

309 310

311 312

315 314

317 316

319 318

321 320

322

323

Main Deck

202

Rhine Deck

Bridge

Suite

Serenity River Spa

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: Staterooms 401, 402, 423, and 424 all have one full window and one curved window. As a result, the view is reduced by approximately 20-30%. In addition, only the full window will open to the French Balcony. In all other Category 1 staterooms and the suites, both windows will open to the French Balcony. Adjoining staterooms are available; please inquire at time of booking. The River Empress will be remodelled for the 2014 season.

Category 1 stateroom

158

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 and shuffleboard Patio lounge Well-equipped fitness centre Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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 centre, bottled water, and safe

Classic luxury exemplifies the cosmopolitan style of the River Empress, with its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere. ▼ Reception

and lobby 

▲ Restaurant

Main lounge

Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; bathroom towel warmers; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

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River Princess

River Princess Inaugurated: 2001  |  Remodelled: 2011  |  Length: 110 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 130  |  Staff: 41  Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 5 Staterooms: 61 (14 sq m)

Rhine Deck

Bridge

Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Lobby

401

403

407

405

409

411

415

417

419

421

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Restaurant

402

404

408

406

410

412

416

418

420

422

424

Bar Reception

Danube Deck

Main Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

207

205

203

201

208

206

204

202

211

Boutique

209

301

303

307

305

309

311

317

315

321

319

323

Main Deck

Internet

212

Fitness Centre

210

Sauna

302

304

308

306

310

312

316

314

318

320

322

Patio Lounge Suite

Serenity River Spa

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. Also, 401, 402, 423, and 424 all have one full window and one curved window. As a result, the view is reduced by approximately 20-30%. In addition, only the full window will open to the French Balcony. In all other Category 1 staterooms and the suites, both windows will open to the French balcony.

Category 1 stateroom

160

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 and shuffleboard Patio lounge Well-equipped fitness centre Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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 centre, bottled 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. ▼ Captain’s

Lounge and Library 

▲ Patio

lounge

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: daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

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River Ambassador

River Ambassador Inaugurated: 1993  |  Remodelled: 2011  |  Length: 110 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 116  |  Staff: 41  Suites: 4 (24 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 54 (12 sq m) Bridge Sun Deck

Rhine Deck

Art gallery on Rhine Deck

Boutique

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

Bar

Main Lounge

202

210

208

107

119

105

216

121

212

218

123

214

222

220

125

224 127

228

226 129

230

Reception

111

109

115

117

Moselle Deck Suite

102

104

108

106

112

110

114

118

116

122

124

126

128

130

Restaurant Fitness Centre

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

162

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Marble bathroom


Ship features and amenities: Public areas & amenities

Main lounge with full-service bar Library and game room Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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 centre, bottled 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 rivers. ▼ Lobby 

▲ Main

lounge

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

Restaurant

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River Baroness

River Baroness Inaugurated: 1994  |  Remodelled: 2011  |  Length: 110 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 116  |  Staff: 41  Suites: 4 (24 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 54 (12 sq m)

Bridge Sun Deck

Normandy Deck

Art gallery on Normandy Deck

201

203

207

205

209

211

215

217

221

219

223

227

225

229

231

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies Boutique

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

Monet Lounge

Library

111

109

115

117

Brittany Deck Van Gogh Restaurant

102

104

108

106

112

110

114

118

116

122

124

126

128

130

Van Gogh Restaurant Fitness Centre

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Note: Standard 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

164

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 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 and shuffleboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Boutique 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 centre, bottled 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. ▼ Suite 

▲ Monet

Lounge

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; bathroom towel warmers; private DVD player; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

Lobby

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Queen Isabel

Queen Isabel

Inaugurated: 2013  |  Length: 78.8 m  |  Width: 11.5 m  |  Voltage: 110/220 volts  |  Guests: 118  |  Staff: 33  Suites: 2 (30 sq m)  |  Junior Suites: 18 (20 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 39 (15 sq m)

Upper Deck

Bridge

Swimming Pool

Sun Deck

Reception and lobby

300

302

304

306

308

310

312

318

316

314

Junior suites and suites on this deck have full balconies Boutique

Main Deck

Bar

Main Lounge

301

303

305

307

309

311

315

317

321

319

Reception

Outside Bar Area

200

Coffee and Tea Station

201

202

204

206

208

210

212

216

214

218

220

222

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

Cruise Manager’s Desk

Outside Dining Area Suite bathroom

203

205

207

209

211

215

217

219

221

223

Restaurant

Suite

166

106

102

100

103

101

108 109

104

110 111

Category 1 Category 2

107

112 115

Suite Junior Suite

105

114 117

Lower Deck

Category 3

Junior Suite

Fitness Centre

Serenity River Spa

Elevator

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2-3 stateroom


Ship features and amenities: Public areas & amenities

Main lounge with full-service bar Restaurant Sun Deck with swimming pool Well-equipped fitness centre 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, and bottled water Bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, comfy bathrobes, and slippers 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.

Named after one of Portugal’s most beloved queens, the Queen Isabel provides guests with a timeless elegance that makes this the very best ship to sail the Douro. ▼ Al

fresco dining 

▲ Main

lounge

Sun Deck

Restaurant

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River Victoria

River Victoria

Remodelled: 2011  |  Length: 129 m  |  Width: 17 m  |  Voltage: 220 volts and 110 volts in bathroom  |  Guests: 202  |  Staff: 110  Presidential Suites: 2 (38 sq m)  |  Junior Suites: 2 (31 sq m)  |  Deluxe Suites: 6 (25 sq m)  |  Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 62 (20 sq m) Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms: 26 (13 sq m)  |  Category 6 Staterooms: 3 (15 sq m) Library Bridge

Chagall Lounge Sun Deck

Volga Deck

408

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400

409

407

405

403

401

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410 411

414 417

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418 421

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420 423

424 427

425

428

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431

432

429

433

435

Neva Deck

430

Staterooms and suites on this deck have full balconies

Katarina Bar

Restaurant

302

300

317

301

319

303

316

314

321

306

318

323

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307

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327

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310

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308

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309

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Category 2 and 3 staterooms and suites on this deck have full balconies

Boutique

201

202 203

207

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209

211

200

206

204

212

210

208

Reception

Library

217

219

221

223

225

Internet

215

216

214

218

222

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

220

Moskva Deck

315

341

Pushkin Restaurant

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Katarina Bar

102

103

104

Onega Deck

168

Fitness Centre

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 Well-equipped fitness centre 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 and suites on the Neva and Volga decks have full private balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: individual climate-control thermostat, telephone, infotainment centre with flatscreen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options, bottled water, and safe Bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products and comfy bathrobe

The River Victoria provides you with all the comforts needed for a grand tour of Russia’s imperial cities and timeless towns along the Golden Ring. ▼ Presidential

Suite 

▲ Presidential

Suite

Category 2 stateroom with balcony

Presidential Suites include: Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; individual 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 Categories 4 – 5 staterooms

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Booking Conditions & Important Information 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.

Transfer Guidelines:

Your Trip Your cruise and cruise/tour reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of ¤250 per person, per cruise and cruise/tour which must be within seven (7) days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled: What's Not Included in the Cruise and Cruise/Tour Price: 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; wine or liquor, unless indicated (please refer to Complimentary Beverage Program), meals not detailed in the itinerary; and health, accident, baggage, or Gold Seal Protection plans. 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. Antoinette • S.S. Catherine • River Beatrice • River Queen

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. PLEASE NOTE: Your flight details must be provided to us so that we can book your transfers.

• River Royale • River Countess • River Duchess • River Empress

• River Princess • River Baroness • River Ambassador • Queen Isabel

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. Transfers: Transfers to/from airports will be provided only for flights arriving/departing on the start/finish day of the cruise and cruise/tour (and for extensions/extra nights). There may be a waiting period of up to 2 hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. The time limits as shown in the Transfer Guidelines box to the right column apply. Passengers flight details must be given to Uniworld fortyfive (45) days prior to departure. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of the above you may purchase a private car transfer from Uniworld or make your own transfer arrangements. Private transfers are only available on the cruise and cruise/tour start/end dates. Uniworld will not be

Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits: Arrival Departure Europe* Russia** Turkey*** Extensions

5 am – 5 pm 6 am – 8 pm 24 hours 24 hours

6 am – 6 pm 5 am – 6 pm 24 hours 24 hours

*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 • Burgundy and Provence (Lyon to Avignon) • Rhine Discovery & Prague (Basel to Prague) • Paris & Normandy (Paris to Paris) • Grand European Discovery (Basel to Vienna) • A Portrait of Majestic France (Paris to Bordeaux) • Grand France (Paris to Avignon) • Parisian Winter Holiday (Paris to Paris) Arrival guidelines for the programs listed below are 5 am – 3:30 pm • Burgundy & Provence (Avignon to Lyon) Please note: Transfers in Paris are provided from CDG only. ** In Moscow, transfers can be provided from either SVO, DME, or VKO. *** In Turkey, transfers only provided from Istanbul (IST).

Porterage/Baggage: 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 baggage restrictions; please check with your air carrier before your flight. 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. Gratuities: All Tips and Gratuities are included during the cruise and cruise/tour portion of your trip, including preand post-cruise extensions purchased in conjunction with your cruise and cruise/tour in Europe. Please note this does not apply to Russia. Booking Procedure: Your Agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which times those monies shall be remitted promptly by your Agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. We will be entitled to keep for each account

any interest earned on such monies. It is a condition of our confirmation of your booking and acceptance of your deposit in respect of your cruise and cruise/tour, that all monies paid by you to us through your Agent, whether by way of deposit or otherwise in respect of your cruise and cruise/tour, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit or in respect of the services to be provided or fees payable under the cruise and cruise/tour program, and the payment of a deposit or otherwise for your cruise and cruise/tour, shall be deemed to be a direction to disburse such monies as aforesaid.

Reservations and Payment: Deposit

Final Payment

¤250 per person per cruise and cruise/tour

At least 90 days prior to departure from Ireland

Travel Documents Uniworld will send you a document packet approximately forty-five (45) days prior to departure from Ireland, provided that Uniworld receives your completed Passenger Information Form and your booking is paid in full. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents in good time.

Booking Changes and Cancellations Booking Changes: A fee of ¤25 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of cruise and cruise/tour date or cruise and cruise/tour itinerary will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Cancellation and Cancellation Fees: • Your ¤250 deposit is non-refundable and cannot be used as a credit towards a future cruise and/or cruise/tour. •N  otice of your cancellation must be received in writing by Uniworld. Any change or substitution of a passenger will be deemed a cancellation of the reservation and the applicable cancellation charges will be applied. •W  e 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 following box on the next page:

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Booking Conditions & Important Information (continued) 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

¤250 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.

•T  hese cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees or charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. There is no refund for unused services or for unused portions of the trip.

Refunds and Penalties Illness or Absenteeism: In the event of your withdrawal from a cruise or cruise/tour after commencement for reasons of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a cruise and cruise/tour, including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing. Uniworld makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim. General Information and Conditions

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 Ireland Consulate Service for information regarding necessary documentation. Non-Irish 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.ie, 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. Due to government imposed security/immigration measures, passport information and emergency contact information are required for all passengers prior to release of documentation. Irish citizens require a single entry visa for travel to the Russian Federation. 174

Irish citizens require a single entry visa for travel to Turkey. Advanced, Cancelled, 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 or cruise/tour. Cruise and Cruise/Tours Prices: Prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies and exchange rates as at 20 March, 2013. Should the total cruise and cruise/ tour price increase by more than 10%, passengers will have the right to cancel their cruise and cruise/tour within seven (7) days 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/tour is received. This does not apply to fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any Government or their agencies. Cruise and Cruise/Tour Participation: Uniworld trips are exciting, relatively active vacations. While there will be plenty of time to relax, there will also be much to see and do. Your included excursions may require an extensive amount of walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement and sometimes steps, so please bring any issues regarding your health or mobility to the attention of Uniworld when making your booking as this could greatly impact your vacation experience. In addition, you should know that while river cruise/tour ships are spacious and elegant they may not have elevators. If you are disabled, a companion who will be responsible for providing any required assistance must accompany you, as Uniworld is unable to provide any individual assistance. Uniworld has sole discretion to decline the booking of any passenger whose condition may affect their own health, safety and enjoyment of that of other passengers. Additionally, Uniworld reserves its right to require a current passenger to end their trip for the aforesaid reasons. Uniworld do not recommend their tips for children under 8 years of ages. Itinerary Changes: You can count on the value of Uniworld’s experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise and 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. 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 or cruise/tour 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. Medical Issues: Uniworld does not employ staff doctors or nurses. Should you need medical attention, it will be at local facilities, at your expense. Uniworld is not responsible for any costs incurred asa result of medical services, or for the quality of medical care or medical services you receive. 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/tour 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 www.uniworld.ie. Pets: Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips.

Your cruise and Cruise/tour Ticket Contract Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the shipowners and charterers pursuant to the terms and conditions of the cruise or cruise/tour ticket contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the form of the cruise or cruise/tour ticket contract terms and conditions will be provided upon request. Please note that the cruise and cruise/tour ticket contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel Switzerland as the exclusive forum for


resolving disputes. The cruise and cruise/tour 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”).

4. Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operators nor their agents or cooperating organizations or service providers concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such accident or incident.

Responsibility

5. T  ransportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or transportation companies when used shall constitute the sole contract between the airline, transportation company and passenger or purchaser of this tour and the Operators assume no responsibility in his connection. Enrolment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company.

Uniworld River Cruises (Ireland), referred to as the Operators, are the agents for Uniworld River Cruises International Ltd., who have empowered the Operators on its behalf to undertake the following duties: 1. T  he Operators shall be responsible to the passenger for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where such services cannot be supplied or the itinerary used is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the control of the Operators. In such circumstances, the Operators will do their best to supply comparable services, accommodations, and itineraries and there shall be no refund in this connection. 2. T  his brochure represents the entire agreement between the passenger and the above mentioned Operators. 3. In the absence of their own negligence, neither the Operators nor their agents or cooperating organizations shall be responsible for any cancellations or for acts of any other service providers concerned, diversions or substitution of equipment of any act, variations, postponements, omission or default whatsoever by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing any of the services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities necessitated by same. Nor shall they be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not their direct employee or under their exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the passenger. Baggage insurance is recommended. The carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on tour are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operators or their associated companies. The Operators are not responsible for any criminal conduct by third parties.

6. U  niworld River Cruises (Ireland) is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of its principal Uniworld River Cruises International Ltd., or any of the companies of the Uniworld group of companies. 7. E  very effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Uniworld cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Uniworld group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances.

Other Conditions It is your responsibility to comply with the terms, conditions or requirements of any service provider, or any country or governmental authorities, or to bear any costs or losses incurred as a consequence of you not complying with them.

Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements are to be made by your Travel Agent and the person effecting the booking shall be deemed to have accepted the booking conditions.

Data Protection Statement In order to process your tour booking, Uniworld River Cruises will need to use personal information for you and other passengers included in your booking. This personal information may include each passenger’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. Similarly, we may also need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the tours and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other tours and services offered by Uniworld River Cruises that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Uniworld per address details below. Uniworld River Cruises may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Travel House 27 Merrion Square Dublin 2 Ireland The Uniworld group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, London, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, and the USA. This brochure supersedes any other current brochure on the market.

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2014 Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Schedule-at-a-Glance Itinerary

Page

Ship

Springtime Tulips & the Rhine

Mar

Apr

Sep

Oct

Nov

30

River Ambassador

26*

2, 9,* 16

Tulips & Windmills

34

River Duchess River Empress River Queen

25,* 28

1,* 3, 6,* 10, 12,* 15, 19,* 24*

Castles along the Rhine

38

S.S. Antoinette River Queen

23,* 30

6,* 13, 20,* 27

6, 7,* 14, 21,* 28

5,* 12, 19,* 26

2,* 9

Rhine Discovery & Prague

42

River Ambassador

23

1*

4, 13*

15, 24*

26

5,* 24

Legendary Rhine & Moselle

46

River Queen

31

12,* 24

6,* 25*

6, 18*

13, 25*

7, 19,* 31

Enchanting Danube

50

River Beatrice

6, 13,* 20, 27*

4, 11,* 18, 25*

1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29

6,* 13, 20,* 27

3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*

7, 14,* 21, 28*

5, 12,* 19, 26*

Danube Discovery & Prague

54

River Ambassador

25*

4, 9,* 18

6,* 15, 20,* 29

18,* 27

1,* 10, 29* 7, 12,* 21

10,* 19

Imperial Capitals of Europe

58

River Princess River Duchess

7,* 16

1,* 10, 11,* 20

30*

9

13,* 19,* 22, 28

Grand European Discovery

62

River Ambassador

18*

1, 29*

13

10,* 24

21*

5, 19*

European Serenade

64

River Duchess River Princess

28*

25

4, 17*

5,* 18, 24, 31*

6*

6, 12, 19,* 25*

26

1

European Jewels

68

River Empress River Princess

23*

7, 21*

4, 7,* 18,* 21

2, 16,* 30

13,* 27

10,* 24

8,* 22

5,* 8*

Grand European River Voyage

72

River Duchess River Princess

28

10,* 20*

17

9,* 31

6, 22,* 28*

19, 25

11,* 17*

Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome

76

River Countess

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 13, 20, 27

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9

Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy

80

River Countess

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 13, 20, 27

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9

Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days 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

Istanbul to Vienna | 16 Days Basel to Vienna | 15 Days

Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days Amsterdam to Istanbul | 29 Days

Venice to Rome | 13 Days

Venice to Venice | 8 Days 176

Jan

Feb

23, 30*

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

3, 10,* 17, 3,* 4,* 10, 1,* 8, 15,* 6, 13,* 18â—†,* 24,* 30,* 11, 17,* 18,* 20, 27* 22, 29* 31 24, 25

2, 9*

2,* 8,* 11, 17

Dec


Itinerary

Page

Ship

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

84

River Royale

30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 13, 20, 27

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9

Paris & Normandy

88

River Baroness

16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 13◆, 20, 27◆

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

Burgundy & Provence

92

S.S. Catherine

6, 13,* 20, 27*

4, 11,* 18, 25*

1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29

6,* 13, 20,* 27

3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*

7, 14,* 21, 28*

5, 12,* 19, 26*

96

River Baroness River Royale

30

13, 27

11, 25

8, 22

6, 20

3, 17, 31

14, 28

12, 26

Grand France

98

River Baroness S.S. Catherine

23

6, 20

4, 18

1, 15, 29

13†, 27†

10, 24

7, 21

5, 19

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

102

Queen Isabel

27

3, 10, 17, 24

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

4, 11, 18, 25

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Imperial Waterways of Russia

108

River Victoria

16, 28*

9, 21*

3, 15,* 27

8,* 20

1,* 13, 25*

Rhine Holiday Markets

114

S.S. Antoinette

30*

7, 14,* 21

Danube Holiday Markets

118

River Beatrice

30

7,* 14

Classic Christmas Markets

122

River Queen

30*

7, 14◆,* 21

European Holiday Markets

126

River Empress

1,* 8, 15*

Parisian Winter Holiday

130

River Baroness

6, 13, 20, 27

Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise

134

River Beatrice

23

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise

138

River Empress

22

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux

NEW

Bordeaux to Bordeaux | 8 Days Paris to Paris | 8 Days Avignon to Lyon | 8 Days

A Portrait of Majestic France

NEW

Paris to Bordeaux | 15 Days Paris to Avignon | 15 Days Lisbon to Porto | 11 Days

Moscow to St. Petersburg | 13 Days Basel to Cologne | 8 Days Budapest to Passau | 8 Days Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days Paris to Paris | 8 Days

Passau to Budapest | 11 Days

Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 Days

Jan

Feb

Dates, programs, and itineraries are subject to change. Capacity controlled.  *Itinerary operates in reverse order on these dates. 

◆  Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program. 

Dec

2, 9*

6, 13

†Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program included on the Paris & Normandy cruise segment. 


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ALL-INCLUSIVE Boutique River Cruises in Europe

EUROPE ALL-INCLUSIVE

ASIA

EGYPT and THE NILE

Boutique River Cruises

Boutique River Cruises and Tours

Boutique River Cruises and Tours

Discover the places you’ve longed to see in China, Vietnam, and Cambodia while traveling onboard the finest ships and staying in deluxe, five-star luxury hotels.

Discover the gateway to Egypt’s treasures in first-class style while sailing onboard the luxurious, all-suite River Tosca and staying at a five-star luxury hotel in Cairo.

Starting in 2014, the world’s ONLY authentic boutique cruise line™ , Uniworld, will be the ONLY North American river cruise line to offer true all-inclusive luxury river cruising in Europe.

For reservations or further information, please call: 01 775 38 38, visit uniworld.ie or email reservations@uniworld.ie. Scan with your smart phone’s QR code reader to experience Uniworld.

RESERVATION HOURS Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Uniworld is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability, and financial stability. The Travel Corporation provides you with vacations and experiences of a lifetime. TheTravelCorporation.com Uniworld Boutique River Cruise is licensed and bonded by the Commission for Aviation Regulation TA 0713