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2017EUROPE & RUSSIA BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES

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Editors’ Picks

“#1 River Cruise Line” Travel + Leisure

“Best Luxury River Cruise Line” Cruise International

“BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE” Cruise Critic


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Gulf of Finland

Table of Contents

Lake Ladoga Neva River

NORWAY

St. Petersburg

162 The Uniworld Fleet

3 The Most All-Inclusive River Cruise Line

27 Uniworld Cares

4 Uniquely Uniworld

29 Optional Extensions

7 Unrivalled Expertise

3 1 Partnership with Insight Vacations

164 NEW S.S. Joie de Vivre

174 River Queen

184 River Princess

9 One-of-a-Kind Boutique Ships

32 Exploring the Globe with Uniworld

166 S.S. Maria Theresa Skagerrak

176 River Royale

186 River Ambassador

11 A Place to Dream

35 Connect with Us

168 S.S. Catherine

178 River Countess

188 River Baroness

13 A Legacy of Service

35 River Heritage Club Benefits

180 River Duchess

190 Queen Isabel

15 Culinary Excellence

192 River Victoria

18 Personalised Experiences

194 Meet Our Luxury Sister Brands

182 River Empress

170 S.S. Antoinette SWEDEN 172 River Beatrice

21 Wellness on the Water 23 Speciality-Themed Cruises IRELAND

196 Uniworld Gold Seal Protection

NorthInformation Sea 197 Booking Conditions & Important

SCOTLAND

25 Generations Family Adventures

WALES

Baltic Sea

FINLAND

LITHUANIA

Kattegat

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

Lake Onega

Svir River Rhine River

Berlin

Antwerp

English Channel

Brussels

Neva River

Frankfurt

ESTONIA

Nuremberg Main-Danube Canal

FRANCE

Bern

Saône River

Wachau Valley

UKRAINE

SLOVAKIA LITHUANIA

Vienna

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

Moscow Canal

LATVIA

Bratislava

MOLDOVA Budapest

HUNGARY

Dordogne River

Bordeaux

Volga River Moscow

Prague

Danube River

Burgundy

Gironde Estuary

Lyon Aquitaine

Rhône River

Avignon

Provence

Iron Gates

Po River

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Ligurian Sea

ANDORRA

PORTUGAL

CROATIA

Venice

Douro River

Vega de Terrón

ROMANIA

SLOVENIA Zagreb

Garonne River

Porto

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea Balearic Sea

Rome

Bucharest

Belgrade

Giurgiu

SERBIA

ITALY

Madrid

Lisbon

Passau

Basel

Atlantic Ocean

Lake Rybinsk

CZECH REPUBLIC

LUXEMBOURG

Bay of Biscay

RUSSIA

Luxembourg City

Seine River

Atlantic Ocean

St. Petersburg

Main River

Moselle River

Paris

Lake Siverskoye

Cologne

BELGIUM

BELARUS

White Lake

Lake Ladoga

POLAND

GERMANY

Normandy

LATVIA

DENMARK

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Celtic Sea

ESTONIA

Adriatic Sea

BULGARIA

MONTENEGRO Sophia

MACEDONIA

Tyrrhenian Sea ALBANIA

Strait of Gibraltar

GREECE

Ionian Sea

Aegean Sea

TURKEY


Uniworld 2017 Boutique River Cruises 36 The Rhine, Moselle, Main & Danube Rivers

84 Italy’s Po River & the Venice Lagoon

38 Tulips & Windmills

86 Gems of Northern Italy Milan to Venice / 10 Days

Amsterdam to Antwerp / 10 Days Belgium, Netherlands

42 Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time Brussels to Amsterdam / 8 Days

Italy

90 Splendours of Italy Milan to Rome / 15 Days

Belgium, Netherlands

46 Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam / 8 Days France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

50 NEW Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich Munich to Cologne / 10 Days Germany

54 Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel / 13 Days France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland

58 Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau / 8 Days Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

62 Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague / 10 Days Austria, Czech Republic, Germany

66 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague / 10 Days Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary

70 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest / 10 Days Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia

74 Grand European Discovery Cologne to Vienna / 15 Days Austria, Germany

Italy

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

94 NEW Paris & Impressions of the Seine Paris to Paris / 10 Days France

98 Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris / 8 Days France

102 Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux Bordeaux to Bordeaux / 8 Days France

106 Burgundy & Provence Avignon to Lyon / 8 Days France

110 A Portrait of Majestic France Paris to Bordeaux / 15 Days France

112 Grand France

Paris to Avignon / 15 Days France

114 Ultimate France

Avignon to Bordeaux / 22 Days France

76 European Jewels

82 Ultimate European Journey Amsterdam to Bucharest / 24 Days

Portugal, Spain

122 Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River Madrid to Lisbon / 13 Days Portugal, Spain

126 Russia’s Volga, Neva & Svir Rivers 128 Imperial Waterways of Russia Moscow to St. Petersburg / 13 Days Russia

132 Holiday Season Cruises 134 Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne / 8 Days France, Germany, Switzerland

138 Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau / 8 Days Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

142 Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt / 8 Days Germany

146 European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna / 8 Days Austria, Germany

150 Parisian Royal Holiday Paris to Paris / 8 Days France

New Year’s Cruise

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands

Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia

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

154 Enchanting Christmas &

Budapest to Amsterdam / 15 Days 80 Portraits of Eastern Europe Prague to Bucharest / 19 Days

116 Portugal & Spain’s Douro River

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Passau to Budapest / 11 Days Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

158 Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest / 13 Days Austria, Germany, Hungary

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Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia

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Baroque Restaurant, S.S. Maria Theresa  ▶ Top to bottom: Service, Sun Deck; Venice, Italy


THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISE LINE New in 2017

Port charges included 24-hour room service Concierge services

Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities

In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe

All scheduled airport transfers

 ll gratuities – we tip onboard and onshore, including A local guides and bus drivers, so you don’t have to

 ll meals onboard – with a farm-to-table culinary A philosophy, be treated to world-class dining

 nlimited beverages onboard – an amazing selection U of incredible local wines, sparkling wines and champagne; craft beers; premium spirits, such as Grey Goose, Glenfiddich and Bombay Sapphire; speciality coffees; fine teas; and soft drinks

 variety of onboard dining experiences with A open seating and a casual-elegant dress code

 ersonalised experiences – innovative and P authentic hosted excursions designed with options to personalise your experience

Ship-wide Wi-Fi access

Wellness on the water – onboard fitness centre; exercise classes, including yoga and TRX® training; and complimentary bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for use onshore

Entertainment & insightful Signature Lectures

 ressReader – complimentary access to your favourite P newspapers and magazines to read on your devices

Note: Beverage and gratuity policies vary in Russia. In-suite butler service and PressReader are not available in Portugal and Russia. Please see page 197 for more information on beverage policy.

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The most renowned river cruise line in the world.

“#1 River Cruise Line” Travel + Leisure

“Best Luxury River Cruise Line” Cruise International

Unrivalled Expertise

One-of-a-Kind Boutique Ships

A Legacy of Service

Thanks to decades of experience in luxury travel, including the synergy we share with our sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, which has owned and operated luxury hotels for more than 50 years, Uniworld sets the standard for excellence in luxury river cruising. We employ our own staff to manage all aspects of our hospitality, culinary and nautical practices to deliver a seamless luxury experience to our guests.

Sail onboard ships purposely designed and artfully decorated to be as unique as the destinations visited. Master craftsmen and furniture designers, exclusively commissioned for Uniworld, authentically create lavish furnishings in luxurious fabrics and styles evocative of Europe’s rich heritage. And with a carefully curated selection of original art and antiques, you’ll be treated to a beautiful journey both onboard and onshore.

Having one of the most dedicated, professionally trained and tenured staff, along with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of all river cruise lines, we offer unmatched personal attention to each and every guest. “No request too large, no detail too small” is the credo by which we live, and we never tire of going above and beyond to create extraordinary experiences for you—our valued guests.

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Editors’ “Best New ship (river)” S.S. Maria Theresa Cruise International

Picks

WINNER: “BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE” “BEST RIVER LINE SHORE EXCURSIONS” “BEST New River Ship” - S.S. maria Theresa Cruise Critic

“World’s Best Cruise Lines” & Platinum Circle Member Condé Nast Traveler

“Favourite Cruise Line–River” Baxter Travel Media

Culinary Excellence

Personalised Experiences

Uniworld Cares

With our farm-to-table philosophy, be treated to world-class dining. Meals are always paired with an incredible selection of amazing complimentary wines, sparkling wines and champagne chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. We also provide an unlimited selection of craft beers and premium spirits, such as Ketel One, Maker’s Mark, 1800 Reposado, Crown Royal and Rémy Martin throughout your journey.

Uniworld’s innovative onshore and onboard programme provides you with authentic, immersive and exclusive experiences, delving deeply into a destination with the help of English-speaking experts. With Uniworld’s “Choice Is Yours” programme, you’ll have the flexibility to personalise your experience, and should you wish to explore something more, we offer Concierge Services.

In partnership with The TreadRight Foundation, Uniworld supports philanthropic efforts worldwide by protecting the destinations our guests visit and by enhancing the local communities and people’s lives. Our commitment to sustainable business and travel practices around the world ensures that the very places we live in and travel to will remain vibrant for future generations.

Note: Beverage and gratuity policies vary in Russia. Please see page 197.

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Room service, S.S. Maria Theresa  ▶ Top to bottom: Captain and Officers, S.S. Catherine; Housekeeping in suite, S.S. Maria Theresa


UNRIVALLED Expertise When unrivalled luxury, exceptional service, extraordinary cuisine and nautical excellence come together, the result is unmistakably Uniworld. Our connection to our sister company, the five-star Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has enabled us to tap into the expertise gained from nearly 100 years of owning and operating luxury boutique hotels worldwide. This expertise, combined with more than four decades of experience in river cruising, enables us to deliver the same luxurious hotel experience—only on the river. And by employing our own full-time staff and maintaining full control over our entire nautical, hospitality and culinary operations—which means not outsourcing to third parties like most river cruise lines do—we can ensure a consistently exceptional experience for every guest on every cruise.

Our Mission Statement To passionately deliver unique and luxurious river cruises to inspiring destinations while respecting the communities where we live and travel.

Our Core Beliefs and Values ▶

We act with honesty and integrity. Our guests, our partners and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. We respect each other and encourage new ideas and open communication.

We hold ourselves accountable to deliver what we promise.

We listen and anticipate, giving personal attention to each of our guests and working together to exceed expectations.

We enhance the communities in which we live, work and play, and we do not compromise on safety. Bring pages to life! Scan page with Layar. Meet some of our dedicated team members as they share their views on guest hospitality.

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Every ship as unique as your voyage.

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Lobby, S.S. Maria Theresa  ▶ Top to bottom: Bar du Leopard, S.S. Maria Theresa; Van Gogh Lounge, S.S. Catherine


One-of-a-Kind boutique Ships When exploring the great sites of the world, it isn’t often one can say that the ship they are travelling on truly rivals the destinations themselves. And yet this is more than true for Uniworld’s fleet of luxurious “floating boutique hotels”. Each ship is a work of art designed to be as unique and inspiring as the destinations it visits.

Award-winning ships Once aboard your luxury ship, you will immediately notice the highly personalised touches, beautiful artistry and world-class amenities that set Uniworld apart and give each ship its own distinct personality. Your ship is more than just a way to get from one destination to the next: It’s a place of discovery. Whether it’s onboard the S.S. Antoinette, fashioned after Marie Antoinette’s 18th-century Château de Versailles, or the S.S. Maria Theresa, styled to reflect the Schönbrunn Palace, every Uniworld ship blends seamlessly with Europe’s rich heritage, so you have a beautiful experience both onboard and onshore.

Impeccable attention to every detail Master craftsmen and furniture designers commissioned exclusively for Uniworld authentically create lavish furnishings in luxurious fabrics and styles of a certain period in history, giving you a sense you have stepped back in time. A carefully curated selection of handpicked antiques and original works of art—ranging from Joan Miró paintings to a grand sapphire Baccarat chandelier from New York’s famed Tavern on the Green—lends history and interest. Indulgent comforts are evident throughout the ship, from glass bowls of delicious candies residing on tables next to delicate white orchids to a thoughtful collection of books specially chosen for each itinerary to complimentary ship-wide Internet access. No matter which Uniworld ship you sail on, you’ll be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience onboard the world’s only authentic boutique cruise ships. uniworld.com / 9


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Clockwise from top: Suite and balcony, S.S. Maria Theresa; Suite, River Countess; Royal Suite bathroom, S.S. Catherine   ▶ Butler service


A PLACE TO DREAM Every morning of your journey, the wonders of Europe await right outside your window. This is fortunate, because these unforgettable attractions may be the only things that could convince you to leave the all-encompassing comfort and luxury of your stateroom or suite. From the hand-crafted Savoir® of England bed— the same beds found in the finest hotels in Europe—complete with inviting bed linens and duvets of the highest quality, along with your choice of pillows, to the Italian marble-lined bathroom, every element of Uniworld’s categorydefining staterooms and suites is ideally suited for lazy mornings, afternoon naps, relaxing moments by the French balcony and nights of peaceful slumber.

The Uniworld Stateroom Providing the perfect combination of timeless elegance with modern conveniences and superlative comfort, every Uniworld stateroom and suite includes: ▶

24-hour room service

Italian marble bathroom with plush towels, comfy robes, slippers and soothing amenities from Hermès and L’Occitane en Provence

 latscreen television with many satellite channels F and film choices, including recent releases

 omplimentary mineral water along with your C own reusable water bottle to take with you on shore excursions

Individual climate controls and in-room safe

The Uniworld Signature Suite Guests staying in suites—each designed with an individual identity and distinctive décor—onboard Uniworld’s company-owned ships in Europe will find their every need attended to by our renowned butlers trained to the same exacting standards of service found at Buckingham Palace. Our magnificently appointed suites feature enhanced amenities such as: ▶

Weekly laundry service

Shoeshine service

In-suite breakfast prepared by our master chefs

Daily fresh fruit plate

Homemade treats fresh from the galley

Nespresso coffee machine

Refrigerator well stocked with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Personalised training and wellness services

Packing and unpacking assistance

Note: Amenities and services vary in Portugal and Russia.

A true suite For an experience in comfort, service and style unmatched anywhere on the rivers, stay in one of our true suites: the Owner’s Suite on the River Beatrice or the Royal Suite on the S.S. Antoinette, S.S. Catherine, S.S. Maria Theresa and the NEW S.S. Joie de Vivre.

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Our world begins with you.

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Service, River Countess   ▶ Clockwise from top: Restaurant manager and waiter; Bartender; Zita Langenstein


A Legacy of Service You like your eggs poached with the sunrise or breakfast served in your suite. You prefer a twist to a cherry, your chocolate dark and your conversation light. At Uniworld, we believe providing exceptional service begins with knowing you. By developing knowledge of your interests, your preferences and your style, we’re able to anticipate your needs. With an average capacity of 130 guests and the most highly trained, dedicated and tenured staff of all river cruise lines, our “no request too large, no detail too small” philosophy ensures we will not only meet your expectations, we will exceed them.

At Uniworld, “professionally trained” is not just a phrase, it’s a philosophy ▶

Every journey is collaboratively overseen by cruise, hotel and restaurant managers who maintain a seamless experience for guests.

 ll staff members undergo rigorous, ongoing A training to ensure the highest standard of service.

 ll butlers, available to guests staying in suites A onboard all European company-owned ships, are trained under the tutelage of Zita Langenstein of England’s Ivor Spencer Butler School and provide the same exacting standards of excellence required by Buckingham Palace.

 ertified onboard wellness instructors have C years of training in massage therapy and personal coaching.

 ll of Uniworld’s itineraries and onshore excursions A are expertly planned by Uniworld employees who physically investigate every aspect of each itinerary to ensure smooth sailing throughout.

Note: While Uniworld provides the most luxurious cruise experience available in Russia, some aspects may vary from Europe.

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A culinary journey for the senses.

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Cheese selection, S.S. Catherine  ▶ Clockwise from top: Chef at local farmers’ market; Mrs. Beatrice Tollman; Honeycomb ice cream


Culinary Excellence Fresh. Local. Brilliant. The culinary journeys experienced onboard every Uniworld river cruise are every bit as rich, varied and flavourful as the voyage itself. Working with a palette of the freshest, highest-quality local ingredients from every destination along the river, our onboard chefs flawlessly bring to life the Signature Dishes and culinary vision developed by Mrs. Beatrice Tollman—founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and author of the memoir A Life in Food—and our master chefs. Our dedication to farm-to-table culinary experiences leads us to uncover the finest foods sourced from regional farms, local farmers’ markets and artisanal producers to ensure every meal embodies the unique character of each region and season.

Our menus are designed to offer a variety of choices Local and regional specialities: We feature authentic

cuisine cooked to order. In Italy, indulge in prosciutto di Parma pizza and osso buco Milanese, and in Germany, enjoy Wiener schnitzel and Knödel. Signature Dishes: Wholesome comfort food is

designed to soothe your soul and warm your heart, and Mrs. Beatrice Tollman’s Signature Dishes do just that. Be treated to such delicious delights as Bea’s Chicken Soup, sesame fried chicken and the most delicious honeycomb ice cream. 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. And should you have a special meal preference, we will graciously accommodate your request. Bring pages to life! Scan page with Layar. Hear more about our farm-to-table culinary philosophy from our talented chefs.

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Al fresco dining; River Royale   ▶ Clockwise from top: Omelette station, S.S. Maria Theresa; Farm-to-table scallops; Afternoon tea, S.S. Catherine


Your taste above all else Our culinary staff devotes all their efforts to creating the ultimate dining experience perfectly tailored to your personal palate. By getting to know your tastes and preferences, we can ensure every meal exceeds even the standards of our most important critic: you. This means whether you like your filet rare or well-done, have dietary restrictions or like to be a little adventurous, we provide a grand selection of menu items for even the most discerning of palates.

A parade of culinary delights From sunrise to sunset and into the night, you’ll find a never-ending procession of culinary delights, along with complimentary and unlimited beverages, including an amazing selection of local wines, sparkling wines and champagne; craft beers; premium spirits, such as Johnnie Walker Black, Absolut and Tanqueray; speciality coffees; fine teas; and soft drinks. For breakfast and lunch be treated to bountiful buffets, ranging from crisp Belgian waffles topped with warm maple syrup and made-to-order eggs at breakfast to a selection of fresh salads, homemade soups and carved-to-order roasts at lunch. When evening falls, enjoy fine dining with a casual-elegant dress code and open seating. Dinner features a choice of appetisers, soups and salads followed by an entrée of prime cut meats, sustainably sourced seafood and vegetarian dishes, all of which are perfectly paired with tasty side dishes, and every meal concludes with a wide range of decadent desserts. We also offer a variety of dining venues and experiences, including: ▶

24-hour room service

Early-riser breakfast

Light-lunch dining

Afternoon tea in the main lounge

 l fresco dining in the Sky Lounge or on the A Sun Deck for dinner, weather permitting

Bistro menu for all-day snacking

24-hour speciality coffee and tea station

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions and Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

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Personalised EXPERIENCES

It’s your journey. You decide.

Flexibility and Freedom

Do as the Locals Do

Exclusive Experiences

Our excursions offer a variety of choices to introduce you to Europe’s grandest treasures and hidden wonders. If you’ve already explored many of these sites, our “Choice Is Yours” options provide alternatives such as “Go Active” and “Do as the Locals Do” programmes, so you can personalise your cruise to make it the holiday you’ve always dreamed about.

Get a deeper understanding of a destination and its people with our exclusive guided “Do as the Locals Do” programme. Authentic encounters with the locals give you the chance to walk in their shoes, uncover their favourite places to meet and taste their beloved food. Our “Village Day” programme provides a similar up-close look at rural European and Russian towns with visits to local homes.

Imagine being entertained by modern-day nobility at an exclusive reception hosted by a real-life princess at her castle; enjoying a special evening opening of Venice’s St. Mark’s Basilica; or delighting in a classic concert celebrating Mozart and Strauss in a World Heritage palais. These are just a few of the exclusive excursions you’ll experience only with Uniworld.

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Savour Regional Flavours

An Insider’s View

Speciality-Themed Cruises

Be treated to a variety of culinary experiences, such as a unique tasting of herb and honey flavoured elixirs at a German vinegar estate; a saffron workshop hosted by the only saffron grower in Austria; an elegant wine-pairing lunch at Château de Cazeneuve in France; and a traditional pasta-making demonstration and lunch in Italy.

Go behind the scenes and off the beaten path to get exclusive insider views into some of Europe’s grand treasures, such as “Morning with the Masters,” where you’ll be treated to a private opening and art tour of Vienna’s world-famous Kunsthistorisches Museum; or gain access into four legendary French châteaux, including touring behind Versailles’s secret doors.

With Uniworld’s exclusive themed programmes— Monarch Collection on select “European Jewels” and “Enchanting Danube” cruises, and Connoisseur Collection on select France cruises—you can live like royalty and indulge your inner gourmand. We also offer in-depth insight into Europe’s Jewish heritage on our new “Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich” itinerary.

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Your wellness is in good hands.

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Yoga class on the Sun Deck   ▶ Clockwise from top: Serenity River Spa™; Bicycle ride in Bordeaux; TRX® Suspension Training on the Sun Deck


Wellness on the water Onboard or onshore, the Uniworld experience puts everything you need to indulge your mind and body at your fingertips. Whether that indulgence takes the form of invigorating activity or pure relaxation is totally up to you. Looking to stay fit during your cruise? “Go Active” on a guided hike that might take you through the verdant vineyards of the Moselle River Valley, or go biking through the Danube River’s UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, or kayak under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard in the South of France. If you prefer to take things a bit slower, join our “Gentle Walking” group. While onboard, start your day with morning yoga, unwind with a spa treatment at the Serenity River Spa™, visit our fully equipped fitness centre or enjoy the refreshing heated pool.* And we have designed menus, including a Travelling Lite programme, along with vegetarian options, to ensure you have a variety of healthy culinary choices. ▶

“ Go Active” onshore programme, featuring guided hiking, biking and kayaking adventures

Serenity River Spa™ – be treated to a variety of soothing massage and body treatments

Certified onboard wellness instructor

Well-equipped fitness centre

Heated swimming pool*

Onboard yoga and other exercise classes

TRX® Suspension Training

Complimentary bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Travelling Lite menu and vegetarian meal options

*Available on select ships.

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Your interests. Our pleasure.

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Christmas in Rothenburg, Germany  ▶ Top to bottom: Truffle farm, Viviers, France; Countess at Artstetten Castle, Austria


Speciality-Themed Cruises Feel like indulging your inner gourmand? Ever imagine yourself living like royalty? Our all-inclusive themed cruises give you the opportunity to live your fantasies through a series of once-in-a-lifetime experiences exclusive to Uniworld guests.

The Monarch Collection Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage, which includes: ▶

 visit to Artstetten Castle, Austria, where Princess A Anita von Hohenberg will host you in her home

 ehind-the-scenes views of Vienna’s Spanish B Riding School, where you’ll discover the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion

Available on select sailings

Enchanting Danube: 11 June; 9 & 16 July; 6 & 13 August European Jewels: 7 & 21 June; 19 July; 2 & 16 August

Connoisseur Collection Discover why UNESCO declared French cuisine a “world intangible heritage”, with such experiences as: ▶

 aying homage to Julia Child at the famous P La Couronne restaurant

Visiting the famous Renaissance Château de Roquetaillade and Château de Cazeneuve, where you’ll be treated to a food and wine pairing meal.

Searching for the “black diamond” at a truffle farm with the owner and his trusted canine companion An onboard wine and Valrhona chocolate pairing

Available on select sailings

Paris & Normandy: 18 June; 16 & 23 July; 6 & 13 August Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux: 25 June; 23 & 30 July; 13 & 20 August Grand France: 18 June; 16 July

Burgundy & Provence: 4 & 25 June; 9, 16 & 23 July A Portrait of Majestic France: 18 June; 16, 23 & 30 July; 6 & 13 August

Europe’s Jewish Heritage Uniworld has curated a very special new all-inclusive cruise/tour, “Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich”, providing a vast array of choices as to how you wish to experience this part of Germany, including going on an in-depth exploration of its fascinating Jewish heritage. Each tailored excursion highlights a different aspect of its culture or history, from the oldest European Jewish settlement in Cologne to a new synagogue in Munich, and from the archaeological traces of the Frankfurt ghetto and the Rothschild family to Nuremberg’s Documentation Centre and Courtroom 600, where the Nuremberg trials took place. This programme also includes a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial and Hitler’s Bavarian alpine lair—Eagle’s Nest—where he, Eva Braun and Himmler entertained friends and dignitaries.

Holiday Season Cruises Celebrate the magic of a European holiday with one of our Holiday Season cruises, which include: ▶

 n exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking A discovery tour in Vienna and Frankfurt

 New Year celebration with a gala dinner A and dance in a grand Budapest ballroom

 scenic horse-drawn wagon ride through A the Bavarian Forest

Insider’s view into four French châteaux

 festive lunch inside St. Peter’s Abbey in A Salzburg, and the village of Oberndorf, where “Silent Night” was performed for the very first time

Uniworld offers seven expertly planned, all-inclusive holiday cruises. Please see pages 132–161 for more information on these itineraries.

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Ready, set, start exploring!

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Young travellers exploring Venice, Italy  ▶ Top to bottom: Father and son on shore excursion; Marksburg Castle, Germany


Generations family adventures River cruising provides wonderful opportunities for families to discover different cultures and cuisines around the world in fun and memorable ways. For four years in a row, Travel + Leisure magazine has named Uniworld the “Top River Cruise Line for Families”. Uniworld’s all-inclusive Generations family river cruises in Europe provide young travellers with mind-expanding travel experiences, and opportunities for families to spend quality time together. These specially priced cruises are perfectly planned around summer and winter holiday dates to ensure nothing stands between you and your family getaway.

Family-friendly itinerary highlights include: ▶

 arksburg Castle, which features fascinating M architectural elements and collections of armour and artifacts that bring the Middle Ages to life (Castles along the Rhine) “ Christmas with Dinosaurs” at Frankfurt’s paleontological museum, which boasts a vast collection of skeletons and a guided experience presented in English (Classic Christmas Markets)  ascination BMW – an exhilarating tour of F the German car maker’s state-of-the-art production facility near Regensburg (Delightful Danube & Prague)  n expert-led tour of Vienna’s Spanish Riding A School to see the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions inside their stables (Grand European Discovery) The magic of Venice, featuring a Venice Treasure Hunt, a glass-blowing and mask-making workshop visit, a bird’s-eye view of San Marco and tartufo ice cream (Gems of Northern Italy and Splendours of Italy)

Special Generations amenities ▶

 0% savings off the cruise-only fare for young 5 travellers 4 to 18 years old when travelling with an adult

 id-friendly menus with unlimited K beverages onboard

 omplimentary bicycles and helmets C for use onshore

Exciting family-friendly shore excursions specially designed for each itinerary

Onboard French, German, Italian or Hungarian language classes

Dessert making with the ship’s pastry chef

 ands-on craft workshops onboard, H including making a Christmas Advent calendar, Venetian art and more

Special gilding workshop to create your own golden piece

Two dedicated Family Hosts for Junior Cruisers (ages 4 to 11 years) and Young Cruisers (ages 12 to 18 years)

 special ship tour with the Captain or A Hotel Manager

Generations all-inclusive departures Castles along the Rhine / 12 & 19 July Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich / 14 & 23 July Danube Discovery & Prague / 28 July; 6 August Delightful Danube & Prague / 28 June; 3 & 26 July Grand European Discovery / 23 July Gems of Northern Italy and Splendours of Italy / 30 June; 7 & 28 July; 4 August Paris & Normandy / 25 June; 2 & 9 July Classic Christmas Markets / 15 December Note: Generations programme is offered for the Paris & Normandy portion only on Grand France, A Portrait of Majestic France and Ultimate France itineraries.

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Encouraging sustainable tourism.

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Learning the timeless tradition of Cambodian silk weaving  ▶ Top to bottom: Asunta Pelaez, reverse glass painter, Peru; Céline Cousteau


Uniworld Cares We believe sustainability is the key to a better world. In the course of travelling the great rivers of the world and meeting people from all over the globe, it’s nearly impossible not to stand in awe of the beauty and power of the natural environment and the cultures that call it home. This love for the world around us drives our commitment to implementing sustainable business and travel practices, while supporting the nature and people around us ensures that the very places we live in and travel to will remain vibrant for future generations. Our company-wide efforts to make a positive difference in the world are based upon the three pillars of environmental, social and economic responsibility.

TreadRight Foundation Founded in 2008 as a joint initiative between Uniworld and each member of The Travel Corporation family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation encourages the sustainable development of tourism by supporting projects that benefit the environment, cultural heritages and local communities.

TreadRight Ambassador

Environmental Responsibility In partnership with The TreadRight Foundation and The Travel Foundation, Uniworld created the first-of-its-kind Environmental Sustainability River Cruising Guide in 2013. We also implemented industry-leading green initiatives at our corporate offices and partnered with Just a Drop to help provide safe drinking water where it is needed most.

Social Responsibility Our dedication to social responsibility takes many forms. In addition to providing excursions that immerse travellers in local cultures, we promote various charities, including the “Future of Khmer Children”; donate materials no longer in use on our ships; and help to develop programmes focused on preserving local communities and cultures.

Economic Responsibility Uniworld is committed to supporting environmentally conscious business throughout the destinations to which we travel. By introducing our guests to these local, sustainable ventures, we are able to provide truly unique experiences to travellers while bringing economic opportunity to the region.

A leading environmentalist, adventurer and explorer, Céline Cousteau truly embodies the TreadRight philosophy. As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storeyteller, Céline has travelled the world working to help amplify the voices of the amazing individuals who are working to protect ecosystems, wildlife and people. In 2015, TreadRight welcomed Céline as an official ambassador, helping to tell the stories of TreadRight projects and partners. To learn more, visit treadright.org.

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Extend your journey with pre- and post-cruise extensions.

Paris, France

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Lucerne, Switzerland


Optional Extensions Feel like starting your Uniworld journey early with three memorable days in Switzerland? Want to linger after your cruise to take in more of Vienna’s grand art, architecture and music? Our carefully curated pre- and post-cruise extensions offer the perfect opportunity to extend your journey while still enjoying the elevated level of luxury, service and varied experiential excursions that set Uniworld apart. Packages include first-class hotel stays, transfers and dedicated local experts who will personally introduce you to the best the destination has to offer. From art and architecture to food and handicrafts, wherever your interests take you, your local expert will be there to help you experience it all. Amsterdam: Discover the city’s distinctive canals,

architecture and remnants of the Golden Age. Basel and Lucerne: Basel offers both old-world

Prague, Czech Republic

charm and chic modernity, while Lucerne is a picturesque retreat in the Swiss Alps.

Vienna, Austria

Budapest: This enchanting city is a vibrant mix of East and West, medieval and modern. Paris: The enduringly romantic “City of Light” has captured the hearts of travellers for hundreds of years—and it’s sure to capture yours. Prague: Old-world ambience abounds in the

“City of a Hundred Spires”, one of Europe’s most elegant and beloved capitals. Vienna: The opulent former home of the Habsburgs, Vienna is renowned for its art, architecture, music and decadent pastries.

Extend your journey with another cruise and save Book back-to-back itineraries and enjoy a 5% savings on your second cruise. This offer is combinable with all promotions and discounts. Budapest, Hungary

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The perfect travel combination by river and road.

S.S. Antoinette, Rhine River, Germany

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Authentic dining experience

Le Domaine de Beauvois, Touraine, France


Partnership with Insight Vacations Uniworld and our luxury sister company, Insight Vacations, have a shared passion for delivering excellence in travel, whether on the river or road. We’ve taken this shared passion and combined our efforts to create the ultimate European journey. We have curated a collection of itineraries designed to combine authenticity and exclusivity. Travel legendary routes along rivers and roads in luxury and comfort, and go beyond the well-trodden path to be immersed deeply into the culture of a destination. Every detail has been impeccably orchestrated with one goal—to exceed our guests’ expectations. Let Uniworld and Insight exceed your expectations.

Insight Vacations ▶

Gondola ride, Venice, Italy

 entral and Scenic Hotels – Accommodations C throughout your journey have been carefully selected to provide an exceptional combination of location, service, comfort and style.  uthentic Dining – Every journey brings you A the flavours and specialities of the region with “Welcome and Celebration Dinners” and “DineAround Evenings,” as well as at Michelin-starred restaurants.

 ignature Experiences – Be introduced to the real S Europe as you go behind the scenes with local experts, gaining VIP and priority access to iconic sites and hands-on experiences.

 ocal Experts – Discover each destination with L historians, artisans, chefs and more.

 ever a Crowd – A small-group atmosphere N provides real freedom and personal attention.

 he Insight Motorcoach – Enjoy Business Class T legroom, panoramic views and onboard Wi-Fi.

Included Gratuities & Transfers – All gratuities and transfers between airports on your tour and cruise.

 our Personal Concierge – Wherever you are, Y whatever you need, our Tour Directors have the knowledge, attention to detail and personal insight to ensure your holiday is as effortless as it is unforgettable.

Insight Vacations & Uniworld’s Collection of River and Road Itineraries: Switzerland & the Rhine, 16 days (Geneva to

Amsterdam): In Switzerland, discover a kaleidoscope of contrasting scenery and then journey on through France and Germany along the legendary Rhine. Gems of Italy & the River Po, 16 days (Rome to Venice):

Italy’s most famous and best-loved cities and regions reveal a treasure-trove of riches, which includes threenight stays in Umbria and Tuscany, and seven nights cruising in Venice and along the Po River. Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg & the Rhine,

17 days (Brussels to Basel): Travel from Brussels to Luxembourg and then cruise along the Rhine River. Bohemia & the Danube, 17 days (Vienna to

Nuremberg): Walk in the footsteps of Prague’s Bohemian kings. Testify to the legacy of the Habsburgs in Vienna and Budapest while sailing the Danube. Portugal & the Douro, 18 days (Lisbon to Porto):

Experience the breadth of Portugal from the Algarve to the pilgrimage town of Fatima to the UNESCOdesignated Douro River Valley. Elegance of England & France, 19 days (Paris to Paris):

Experience the best of British and French culture on a journey showcasing magical Paris, Normandy and Mont St.-Michel, the legendary Loire Valley and enchanting sites in England and the Channel Islands. La Serenissima, 22 days (Milan to Venice): From the water-lapped piazzas of Venice to Rome, Florence, Capri, the Italian Riviera and more, this journey unveils Italy’s grandest landmarks and hidden treasures. Dalmatian Delights & the Danube, 25 days (Prague to Dubrovnik): Explore historic capitals such as Sarajevo, Vienna and Prague, and discover the cultural treasures and natural beauty of the Danube and Dalmatian Coast on a journey through six countries.

To learn more, visit uniworld.com or insightvacations.com.

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Exploring the globe with Uniworld China Home to some of the world’s oldest civilisations, China is a country where the ancient and modern exist side by side. Observe these intriguing contrasts and other wondrous sights on three unique itineraries, all featuring: a Yangtze River cruise through the Three Gorges; the Great Wall and the Forbidden City; giant pandas and iconic sights in Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an. Highlights of China & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai / 11 Days

China, Tibet & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai / 14 Days

Grand China & the Yangtze Beijing to Hong Kong / 18 Days Five-star luxury hotels ▶ ▶ ▶

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Shanghai (or similar) The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing (or similar) Shangri-La hotel properties (or similar) in Lhasa, Guilin, Shanghai, Xi’an and Hong Kong

Well-appointed ship

The Century Legend is a modern ship with a pool, spa, restaurant, bar and cinema. Executive Suites have private balconies as well as VIP benefits exclusive to Uniworld guests.

Guilin, China

Vietnam & Cambodia Uniworld’s Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary offers a unique opportunity to experience two very different countries linked by one river—the legendary Mekong. This memorable journey includes eight days on the Mekong; top sites in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh; a special blessing bestowed by Buddhist monks; and two full days at the spectacular Angkor Wat temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi / 15 Days

Five-star luxury hotels ▶ Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (or similar) ▶ Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap, Cambodia (or similar) ▶ InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Hanoi, Vietnam (or similar) An authentic and intimate ship Styled after the French Colonial–era manor homes that once lined the streets of Old Saigon, the Mekong Navigator provides an elegant haven throughout your cruise on the Mekong River. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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India Uniworld’s India itinerary highlights must-see destinations in New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur—the Golden Triangle—as well as key sites often only accessible along the sacred Ganges River. Once hailed as the “jewel in the crown of the British Empire”, India boasts a colourful history that stretches back five thousand years. This journey features unforgettable sights, including grand palaces and fortresses; temples and colonial architecture; Raj Ghat, a black marble memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; Mother Teresa’s home and tomb; and the resplendent Taj Mahal, viewed at both sunrise and sunset. India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges New Delhi to Kolkata / 13 Days Five-star luxury hotels & resorts ▶ ▶ ▶

The Oberoi Gurgaon, New Delhi (or similar) The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra (or similar) The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur (or similar)

An all-suite luxury ship

The most luxurious and modern ship on the Ganges, the all-suite Ganges Voyager II embodies the refinement of India’s British colonial past.

Agra, India

Egypt To cruise the Nile’s life-giving waters—onboard a luxurious all-suite ship, surrounded by dramatic scenery and millennia-old sites—is the ultimate way to experience Egypt’s magnificent heritage. Step back in time as you go ashore to explore such ancient wonders as the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak, the beguiling Temple of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and temples devoted to a pantheon of powerful gods and goddesses. In the words of the ancient Greek scholar Herodotus, “Egypt is the gift of the Nile”, a land and a river destined to amaze you and linger in your memory forever. Splendours of Egypt & the Nile Cairo to Cairo / 12 Days Five-star luxury hotel ▶

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar)

An all-suite luxury ship

Elegance and sophistication blend in perfect harmony onboard the all-suite River Tosca, an 82-passenger luxurious floating boutique hotel with modern amenities and comforts. Giza, Egypt

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The benefits of your journey stay with you. Always.

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Connect with us

River Heritage Club Benefits

Thanks to the most robust, reliable Wi-Fi network on the river, we make it easy to stay connected throughout your cruise. Share the most memorable moments of your Uniworld experience with your Facebook friends. Use Instagram to keep your friends and family up-to-date on your adventure as it happens. Use the Uniworld Community area at uniworld.com/community to get insider tips from Uniworld fans. No matter what you’re looking for, the Uniworld online community is the perfect destination for information and conversation. Use #ExploreUniworld to share your journey and stay in touch with the friends you made along the way.

As you step off the ship at the end of your voyage, you’ll take many things with you. Priceless memories. Lasting friendships. Endless inspiration. As well as an enticing reason to join us again. Upon completion of a Uniworld cruise, each guest automatically receives membership in our River Heritage Club. As a club member, you’ll be treated to exclusive savings and benefits, including:

 avings – Save an additional 5% off of the cruise S or cruise/tour fare.*

 xclusive events – Be invited to our onboard E River Heritage Club cocktail party.

 pgrades – Enjoy one (1) category stateroom U upgrade. Space permitting (offer excludes suites). Upgrade possibility will be reviewed 45 days prior to departure.

 omplimentary onboard laundry service on ships C operating in Europe and Russia (once per week).

*River Heritage Club savings and amenities are available to guests after completing their first Uniworld cruise. 5% Discount savings are based on the cruise- or cruise/tour-only price (including any upgrades and single supplement) after other applicable discounts are applied. Savings are combinable with all current Uniworld promotions. Restrictions may apply. For complete details, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, visit uniworld.com.

For more information, please visit: uniworld.com/already-booked/river-heritage-club Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard

Afternoon drinks on the Sun Deck

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Sail through the heart of Europe along its timeless rivers

The rivers of Europe have shaped the continent’s history, culture and economy for millennia, and now these extraordinary waterways will shape your all-inclusive boutique river cruise adventure. Delight in the rebirth of nature during springtime on “Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time” or “Tulips & Windmills”. Uncover the true gems of European history sailing “European Jewels” from Budapest to Amsterdam. Experience enchanting Bavaria and “Mad” King Ludwig’s Castle Neuschwanstein on our new “Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich” itinerary, which also provides choices to explore in-depth the Jewish heritage in Europe. Celebrate the 300th birthday of Maria Theresa with an exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at Vienna’s world-famous Kunsthistorisches Museum, offering the most extensive collections of the imperial Habsburg family treasures, on “Enchanting Danube”. Taste your way through Europe’s illustrious wine regions on “Legendary Rhine & Moselle”, or go on an odyssey that traverses the continent from amazing Amsterdam to Bucharest. No matter which cruise you choose, the melodious rivers will be your gateway to the heart of historic Europe and its grand wonders and hidden gems.

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▶ Cochem,

Germany

The Rhine, Moselle, Main & Danube Rivers


“Being able to hang your clothes for 13 days was a treat. Being able to put your wallet away for 13 days even better”. Susan Legendary Rhine & Moselle

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Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp / 10 days

See everything from tulips to windmills on this journey during the season of rebirth From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll through colourful hectares of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the Netherlands’ extraordinary connection to these blooms. Then visit the 19 UNESCO-designated windmills of Kinderdijk to

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better understand how these mighty structures have been used to protect the Low Country from ever-rising water levels for hundreds of years. Wander through the picture-perfect villages of Veere, Hoorn and Enkhuizen, and the enchanting outdoor Zuiderzee Museum. Uncover the rich treasures at Amsterdam’s world-class museums, including the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Take in the dazzling skyline of Rotterdam as you cruise through the bustling harbour and drift along the canals of Bruges­.

All along the way, you’ll savour Dutch delights and Belgian treats as you sail the aquatic highways and byways of two amazing countries shaped by water. Who will enjoy this cruise Those who wish to step back in time may visit historic villages, medieval city centres and 20thcentury battlefields. Art lovers will enjoy guided museum visits, while garden lovers will find a host of wonders with springtime blossoms.


Cruise includes:

Amsterdam to Antwerp

Travel

Day Port/City

9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen, imperial River Duchess or stunning River Princess All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

1

Amsterdam (embark)

2 Amsterdam 3 Haarlem 4

Hoorn, Enkhuizen

5 Nijmegen Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

6

Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht

7 Veere

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners

8

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

9 Antwerp

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

10

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Antwerp to Amsterdam

Explore

2 countries

Ghent (Bruges or Ghent) Antwerp (disembark), transfer to Brussels Airport

Day Port/City

1

Brussels Airport, transfer to Antwerp (embark)

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

2 Antwerp

Guided “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

4 Veere

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

3 5

Ghent (Bruges or Ghent) Rotterdam, Kinderdijk

6 Nijmegen 7

Hoorn, Enkhuizen

8 Haarlem 9 Amsterdam 10

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Cruise Start Dates

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

25,* 28, 30* Mar 3, 6,* 8, 12,* 15, 17,* 24* Apr *On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

10 days from:

R

47,200

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Zaanse Schans, Netherlands  ▶ Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Amsterdam to Antwerp / 10 days

Tulips & Windmills

Day 1

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

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Amsterdam Featured Excursions: Choice of Amsterdam by canal with either Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum visit or

exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour

Amsterdam is often referred to as the “Venice of the North”, as canals crisscross the heart of the old city and bridges link some 90 islands. A canal cruise brings to life its beauty and history. From famous canals to famous art, visit either the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. If you prefer to get an authentic view of local life, a stroll through the canal district uncovers some of Amsterdam’s most charming and little-known treasures along with the Museum Van Loon, a restored 17th-century canal house. Cap the day off at the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Haarlem Featured Excursions: Choice of full day at Keukenhof Gardens* or Keukenhof Gardens

combined with Haarlem walking discovery tour with Teylers Museum visit

Spend all day at the Keukenhof Gardens, one of the most impressive public gardens in the world, with more than seven million bulbs planted on a 28-hectare site. Or spend a half day at the gardens and either relax onboard after lunch or experience charming and lively Haarlem, where you’ll explore the historic centre

before visiting Teylers Museum, the oldest museum in the Netherlands and home to a fascinating collection of fossils, historic scientific instruments and paintings, all displayed under skylights. *Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens.

Day 4

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Hoorn, Enkhuizen Featured Excursions: Hoorn walking discovery tour

and “Life on the Zuiderzee” outdoor museum visit

Two ports of call offer you insight into the Netherlands’ rich seafaring history. While visiting charming Hoorn’s old harbour, your guide will point out and explain the markings on medieval buildings noting the former inhabitants’ trades. At your next port of call, Enkhuizen, visit the fascinating Zuiderzee outdoor museum, a reconstructed fishing village from before the IJsselmeer Dam was built in 1932.

Day 5

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Nijmegen Featured Excursions: Choice of National Liberation Museum or Kröller-Müller Museum visit

Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands, is your gateway to one of two intriguing discoveries today. WWII history buffs will want to visit the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek. Art lovers will wish to go to the Kröller-Müller Museum, home to the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and Europe's largest sculpture park with famous works by Rodin and Moore, among others. Day 6

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Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht Featured Excursion: Kinderdijk windmills

Cruise through the Rotterdam harbour, where you’ll have leisure time before setting sail to Kinderdijk. Join a local guide as you discover 19 astonishingly wellpreserved windmills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Note: If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.

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


Day 7

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Veere Featured Excursions: Delta Works museum and

guided stroll into the artists’ village of Veere

The Delta Works museum presents a wonderful overview of the engineering marvels used in the Netherlands’ long battle to hold back the sea. You’ll have time to explore Veere, a popular artists’ retreat. Day 8

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Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Day 9

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Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R8,000

R8,000

R12,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R4,000

R4,000

R6,000

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

Ships

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

River Queen

25* Mar

R47,200

R53,200

R60,700

R65,200

R74,200

R93,700

3 Apr

R53,200

R59,200

R66,700

R71,200

R80,200

R99,700

12* Apr

R63,700

R69,700

R77,200

R81,700

R90,700

R110,200

28 Mar

R50,200

R56,200

R63,700

R68,200

R77,200

R96,700

6* Apr

R59,200

R65,200

R72,700

R77,200

R86,200

R105,700

River Duchess

walking discovery tour

Choose between two lovely cities: Bruges or Ghent. Experience Bruges, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via foot and on a canal cruise. Ghent is one of the oldest Belgian cities and home to St. Bavo’s Cathedral. Visit the cathedral and its famous Ghent Altarpiece, one of the world’s historical art treasures, painted by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck in the 1400s.

Category 4

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share

Ghent (Bruges or Ghent) Featured Excursions: Choice of full day Bruges with canal cruise and walking discovery tour or Ghent

Category 5

River Princess

15 Apr

R69,700

R75,700

R83,200

R87,700

R96,700

R116,200

24* Apr

R71,200

R77,200

R84,700

R89,200

R98,200

R117,700

30* Mar

R51,700

R57,700

R65,200

R69,700

R78,700

R98,200

8 Apr

R60,700

R66,700

R74,200

R78,700

R87,700

R107,200

17* Apr

R69,700

R75,700

R83,200

R87,700

R96,700

R116,200

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on pages 174, 180 and 184. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R31,500 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application.

Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. *On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

Antwerp Featured Excursions: Choice of Antwerp walking discovery tour with Cathedral of Our Lady or exclusive

“Do as the Locals Do” Antwerp walking tour

Spend a full day in Antwerp with a choice of excursions. Be guided to the city’s architectural gems, including the Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens. If you wish to do as the locals do, stroll through the main shopping district and sample Belgium's culinary specialities. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 10

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

Keukenhof, Netherlands  ▶ Bruges, Belgium

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Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time Brussels to Amsterdam / 8 days

Discover the springtime splendour and stunning beauty of Holland and Belgium Hectares of tulips stretching as far as the eye can see, windmills silhouetted against the sky, the very fields Vincent van Gogh himself once painted—these are just a few of the sights that await you in Holland and Belgium during tulip season. On this unforgettable cruise through one of the most breathtaking regions of Western Europe, you’ll explore bustling towns that were once ancient Roman settlements, hunt for unique treasures in medieval villages and 42

marvel at the works of Dutch and Flemish masters, including Peter Paul Rubens and Vincent van Gogh. Discover the sophisticated charms of Brussels— and a celebration of the nation’s springtime flower culture at the enchanting Spring Show in Castle Groot-Bijgaarden—as well as the artistic treasures of Antwerp. Then it’s on to the Netherlands, where you’ll explore the dynamic city of Maastricht. Walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps in Nuenen, and visit the old silversmith town of Schoonhoven. Stroll through the legendary Keukenhof Gardens, which boasts over seven

million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Enriched by the sights and sounds of the verdant Dutch countryside, you’ll conclude your cruise in Amsterdam, one of the great capital cities of the world. From magnificent displays of natural beauty to wondrous works by artists and artisans, the splendours of this region will take your breath away. Who will enjoy this cruise Art aficionados, history buffs and nature lovers alike will find much to delight them on this springtime journey.


Cruise includes:

Brussels to Amsterdam

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador

1

All transfers on arrival and departure days

3 Antwerp

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

Brussels (embark)

2 Brussels 4 Maastricht 5

Cuijk (Nuenen), Heusden

6 Schoonhoven (Schoonhoven or Kinderdijk) 7 Amsterdam

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

8

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Amsterdam to Brussels

Explore

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day Port/City

2 countries

1

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

2 Amsterdam

Amsterdam (embark)

3

Guided “Do as the Locals Do”, “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

Schoonhoven (Schoonhoven or Kinderdijk), Heusden

4

Heusden, Cuijk (Nuenen)

3 UNESCO World Heritage sites

5 Maastricht

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

6 Antwerp

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

7 Brussels

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

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

8

Brussels (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Dates

26 Mar 2,* 9, 16,* 23 Apr *On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Brussels. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

8 days from:

R

44,200

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Amsterdam, Netherlands  ▶ Antwerp, Belgium

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Brussels to Amsterdam / 8 days

Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time Day 1

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

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Brussels Featured Excursions: Brussels city tour with choice of Planet Chocolate demonstration and tasting or Floralia

Brussels at Castle Groot-Bijgaarden

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, offers a treasure trove of historic architecture, along with a rich culinary tradition—chocolate!—and a vibrant culinary capital. After a panoramic tour of Brussels, you’ll have two choices of excursions. Food lovers will be lured by the divine aromas drifting from delightful cafés and chocolate shops, as your destination is Planet Chocolate. A creative chocolatier will show you how cocoa beans are transformed into decadent chocolates, offering you samples in the process. If you prefer a sweet and aromatic treat of a different kind, visit Castle Groot-Bijgaarden, a magnificent Renaissance castle just outside Brussels. Open only one month in spring, the multicoloured festival of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and roses attracts some 50,000 plant lovers annually, and you are among them. End your day with the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: The Spring Show at Castle Groot-Bijgaarden is only offered for cruises that depart after 26 March.

Day 3

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Day 4

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Antwerp

Maastricht

Featured Excursions: Choice of Antwerp walking discovery tour with Belgian brewery tasting or

Featured Excursions: Choice of Maastricht walking discovery tour or Netherlands American Cemetery

Antwerp city tour with Rubens House visit

and Memorial visit

Experience Belgium’s golden age with a walking tour of Antwerp’s stunning Renaissance-era City Hall, Market Square and UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four extraordinary works by Peter Paul Rubens. At the old riverside dock area, there is a 19th-century warehouse that has been transformed into a restaurant and brewery, where you can taste Pakhuis’s unfiltered blond beer. Art lovers will want to participate in the panoramic city tour with a visit to the palatial home in the heart of the city where the native Rubens once lived and worked. An art expert will guide you through the studio where Rubens and his assistants worked—the master generally painted the figures himself but left the backgrounds to others.

The oldest city in the Netherlands, Maastricht—known as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Holland and loved for its convivial lifestyle and historic centre, has long played a strategic role in European politics—most recently hosting the 1992 signing of the treaty that gave the European Union the euro. Choose to see the historic core of the city or visit a reminder of more recent history at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. Day 5

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Cuijk (Nuenen), Heusden Featured Excursions: Van Gogh “Village Day”

in Nuenen with countryside lunch and Heusden “Village Day”

Vincent van Gogh produced 195 paintings and numerous watercolours and sketches, including 44

UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

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


The Potato Eaters, in the two years he lived in Nuenen, and you can follow in his footsteps as you stroll through the town that provided inspiration. After lunch in a historic water mill, which was even painted by Van Gogh, visit picture-perfect Heusden, where you’ll explore either by bike or on foot to see a working mill or learn how to make bread at the local bakery. Day 6

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Schoonhoven (Schoonhoven or Kinderdijk) Featured Excursions: Choice of Schoonhoven walking discovery tour or Kinderdijk windmills

Known as Silver City, Schoonhoven has been a centre of silversmithing since the 17th century, when craftsmen produced beautiful and useful pieces for wealthy merchants in neighbouring cities. If you prefer exploring the Netherlands’ engineering marvels in their long quest to hold back the sea, join a local as you discover 19 astonishingly well-preserved windmills, a UNESCO World Heritage-designated site. Should you wish, you’ll even have a chance to climb inside one of these historic structures. Day 7

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R6,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R3,000

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

River Ambassador

26 Mar

R44,200

R52,400

R62,900

R83,900

2* Apr

R48,700

R56,900

R67,400

R88,400

9 Apr

R51,700

R59,900

R70,400

R91,400

16* Apr

R53,200

R61,400

R71,900

R92,900

23 Apr

R54,700

R62,900

R73,400

R94,400

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 186. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. *On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Brussels. Please visit Single supplement R25,500 applies for single accommodation and is subject uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

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Amsterdam Featured Excursions: Choice of full day at Keukenhof Gardens* or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam

walking tour

Gardeners will want to spend all day at the Keukenhof Gardens, one of the most impressive public gardens in the world with millions of tulips and other flowers— an extraordinary and limited sight in the spring. For authentic, insider encounters and discoveries, “Do as the Locals Do” while in Amsterdam, with a guided stroll through the historic canal district including a look inside the Museum Van Loon, a restored 17thcentury canal house. Spend your last night on the ship enjoying the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. *Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens.

Day 8

 e b CB/BB

Depart Amsterdam Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home. ◀

Keukenhof, Netherlands  ▶ Kinderdijk, Netherlands

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Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam / 8 days

Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled 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. Discover Alsace, whose 46

dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses, including getting an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, the Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale towns of Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.

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. Generations Family Programme (select sailings) Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.


Cruise includes:

Basel to Amsterdam

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette or the elegant River Empress

1

Basel (Breisach) (embark)†

2

Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)

3

Kehl (Strasbourg)

4

Mannheim (Speyer)

5

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

6

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

7 Cologne

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

8

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Amsterdam to Basel

Explore

4 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day Port/City

1

Amsterdam (embark)

2 Cologne 3

Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

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

4

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

3 UNESCO World Heritage sites

5

Germersheim (Speyer)

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

6

Kehl (Strasbourg)

7

Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)

8

Basel (Breisach) (disembark),† transfer to the airport

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

Cruise Start Dates

Captivating onboard local entertainment

15,* 19,* 22, 26, 29* Mar

Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Rhine River: Shaping European History from the Romans to the European Union”

2,* 5, 9, 12,* 16,* 19, 23, 26,* 30* Apr

Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

2, 5,* 9,* 12◆, 16, 19◆,* 23,* 26, 30 Jul

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

8 days from:

R

39,700

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Rhine River, Germany  ▶ Alsace vineyard, France

*On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. †Note: Guests sailing on the S.S Antoinette will embark/disembark in Breisach. Generations Family Programme on these dates.

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Basel to Amsterdam / 8 days

Castles along the Rhine

Day 1

 b e D

Basel (Breisach†) Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will be transferred to the ship. †Note: Guests sailing on the S.S. Antoinette will embark in Breisach between March and May due to lock renovations.

Day 2

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Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar) Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” or Colmar city tour

Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road, your launching point for one of two excursions. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, sampling local delicacies and getting a feel for daily life, or take a tour of the larger town, Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road. Enjoy the festive Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Kehl (Strasbourg) Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg by canal or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg

walking tour

The Alsatian town of Strasbourg boasts a UNESCOdesignated city centre, a grand Gothic cathedral and half-timbered houses. See the sights on a delightful canal cruise through the picturesque Petite France district, or if you wish to do as the locals do, opt for an Old Town walking tour with stops for pastries and coffee.

Day 4

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Mannheim (Speyer) Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate

visit and tasting

Stroll through Speyer’s charming Old Town to the city’s grand cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, for a different spin on the Palatinate wine region, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars. Day 5

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Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting or exclusive guided “Go Active”

hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen, and guided Boppard village stroll

Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a private tour 48

UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

and Riesling tasting at Castle Vollrads. Adventurers will want to soar up to the Niederwald Heights on a gondola, followed by a hike. Then, after a cruise along the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine, stroll through quaint Boppard. Day 6

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Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour or aerial cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress or exclusive guided

“Go Active” bike ride, and Marksburg Castle visit

Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with the Rhine’s as you stand at the German Corner during your discovery tour. If you prefer to see the city from above, take an aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. For a more active exploration, bike from Boppard to Koblenz. Later in the day, get a close-up look at Marksburg Castle. Note: The aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is only available on cruises that depart on or after 2 April.

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


Day 7

 u BB  L  FD

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Cologne Featured Excursions: Cologne walking discovery tour with choice of Cologne Cathedral or Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

R50,200 R53,200 R54,700 R57,700 R60,700 R63,700 R65,200 R65,200 R65,200 R63,700 R62,200 R62,200 R69,700 R74,200 R69,700 R56,200 R51,700 R47,200

R62,900 R65,900 R67,400 R70,400 R73,400 R76,400 R77,900 R77,900 R77,900 R76,400 R74,900 R74,900 R82,400 R86,900 R82,400 R68,900 R64,400 R59,900

R67,400 R70,400 R71,900 R74,900 R77,900 R80,900 R82,400 R82,400 R82,400 R80,900 R79,400 R79,400 R86,900 R91,400 R86,900 R73,400 R68,900 R64,400

R74,900 R77,900 R79,400 R82,400 R85,400 R88,400 R89,900 R89,900 R89,900 R88,400 R86,900 R86,900 R94,400 R98,900 R94,400 R80,900 R76,400 R71,900

R95,900 R98,900 R100,400 R103,400 R106,400 R109,400 R110,900 R110,900 R110,900 R109,400 R107,900 R107,900 R115,400 R119,900 R115,400 R101,900 R97,400 R92,900

R124,400 R127,400 R128,900 R131,900 R134,900 R137,900 R139,400 R139,400 R139,400 R137,900 R136,400 R136,400 R143,900 R148,400 R143,900 R130,400 R125,900 R121,400

R42,700 R45,700 R47,200 R47,200 R56,200 R57,700 R57,700 R54,700 R62,200 R60,700 R47,200 R39,700

R47,200 R50,200 R51,700 R51,700 R60,700 R62,200 R62,200 R59,200 R66,700 R65,200 R51,700 R44,200

R52,400 R55,400 R56,900 R56,900 R65,900 R67,400 R67,400 R64,400 R71,900 R70,400 R56,900 R49,400

R57,700 R60,700 R62,200 R62,200 R71,200 R72,700 R72,700 R69,700 R77,200 R75,700 R62,200 R54,700

R67,400 R70,400 R71,900 R71,900 R80,900 R82,400 R82,400 R79,400 R86,900 R85,400 R71,900 R64,400

R83,900 R86,900 R88,400 R88,400 R97,400 R98,900 R98,900 R95,900 R103,400 R101,900 R88,400 R80,900

2* Apr 9 Apr 16* Apr 23 Apr 30* Apr 7 May 14,* 21, 28* May 4, 11,* 18, 25* Jun 2, 9,* 16, 23,* 30 Jul 6,* 13, 20* Aug 27 Aug 3,* 10, 17,* 24 Sep 1,* 8 Oct 15,* 22 Oct 29* Oct 5 Nov 15* Mar 22 Mar 29* Mar 5, 12* Apr 19, 26* Apr 7,* 14, 21,* 28 Jun

ride OR Vitra Architectural tour

R6,000

Category 4

3, 10,* 17, 24,* 31 May

• Basel walking discovery tour  • English-speaking expert • All transfers

R6,000

R45,700 R48,700 R50,200 R53,200 R56,200 R59,200 R60,700 R60,700 R60,700 R59,200 R57,700 R57,700 R65,200 R69,700 R65,200 R51,700 R47,200 R42,700

• 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Amsterdam by canal with Rijksmuseum visit • English-speaking expert • All transfers

• 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Choice of Lucerne walking discovery tour with Lake Lucerne boat

Royal Suite

Category 5

Included in your 3-day stay:

Included in your 3-day stay:

Suite

19* Mar 26 Mar

River Empress

Basel & Lake Lucerne

Category 1

Start Date

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

From R14,900 per person Single supplement R7,200 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

Category 2

S.S. Antoinette

Depart Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Category 3

Ships

 e b CB/BB

Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

Category 4

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share

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

Day 8

Category 5

5,* 12 ◆, 19 ◆,* 26 Jul 27* Sep 4 , 11* Oct 18, 25* Oct 1, 8,* 15 Nov

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on pages 170 and 182. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R32,200 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

*On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. ◆ Generations Family Programme on these dates. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

From R19,900 per person Single supplement R7,800 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Basel. ◀

Riquewihr, France

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Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich Munich to Cologne / 10 days

New for 2017

Explore German culture and history along its greatest rivers and in the dynamic capital of Bavaria Uniworld has curated a very special new river cruise/tour that provides a vast array of choices as to how you wish to experience this part of Germany, including an in-depth exploration of its fascinating Jewish heritage. We’ve created a comprehensive Jewish Heritage programme both onboard and onshore that delves deeply into the past and present with Signature Lectures on the history of Jews in Europe, to tailored excursions ranging from the archaeological traces of the 50

Frankfurt ghetto and the Rothschild family to the new Jewish institution and synagogue in Munich. We’ve handpicked very passionate local experts who have the most up-to-date and insider knowledge of today’s Jewish communities and who can present you with an eye-opening experience. Choices of other exceptional excursions are plentiful. Delve into “Mad” King Ludwig’s life at his picture-book Castle Neuschwanstein and be enchanted by the opulent UNESCO-designated Würzburg Residence. Let your inner adventurer out with a visit to BMW World and “Go Active” on a host of guided biking and hiking activities, including biking through the romantic Tauber Valley and hiking through the Tauberhase vineyards.

And throughout your journey, enjoy a host of culinary experiences: Sample delicious Franconian wine and hearty beer at breweries in Munich and Cologne. Discover the legendary Rhine, the tranquil Main and Bavaria’s epic history and culture. Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Those interested in delving deeply into Germany’s Jewish history, as well as lovers of great art and architecture; food, wine and beer connoisseurs; and nature enthusiasts. Generations Family Programme (select sailings) This itinerary features fun-filled adventures and historically significant experiences for families designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.


Cruise/tour includes:

Munich to Cologne

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador

1 Munich 2 Munich 3

Munich, transfer to Nuremberg (embark)

4

Erlangen (Nuremberg), Bamberg

5

Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

6

Würzburg, cruising the Main River

9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

7

Miltenberg (Frankfurt, Wertheim), cruising the Main River

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

8

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Braubach

9 Cologne

2 nights in Munich at Le Méridien Munich (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

Explore

1 country

10

Cologne (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cologne to Munich

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

Day Port/City

Guided “Go Active”, “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

2 Cologne

1

Cologne (embark)

3

Braubach, cruising the romantic Rhine River

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

4

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

Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg (Frankfurt, Wertheim)

5 Würzburg

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

6

4 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Experience

Kitzingen (Rothenburg), cruising the Main River

7 Bamberg Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Munich

Captivating onboard local entertainment

8

Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “AD 1517: Martin Luther’s Revolution and the Quest to Build a Modern World”

9 Munich 10 Munich, transfer to the airport

Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select July departures

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

Exclusive insight with Uniworld’s Jewish Heritage programme 10 days from:

R

54,700

Per person, twin share, cruise/Tour (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany  ▶ Rothenburg, Germany

19, 28* May 16, 25* Jun 14◆, 23◆* Jul 11, 20* Aug

8, 17* Sep 6, 15* Oct 3 Nov

*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Cologne to Munich. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Generations Family Programme on these dates.

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Munich to Cologne / 10 days

Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich NEW FOR 2017 Day 1

 b

Munich Arrive at Munich Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel. Day 2

 b BB

Munich Featured Excursions: Choice of fairytale Bavaria or Hitler’s alpine lair or Jewish Heritage visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Not far from Munich, in the Bavarian Alp region, lie historically significant yet vastly contrasting sites. Choose how you wish to experience this region. Wishing to relive fairytales? You’ll want to visit “Mad” King Ludwig’s picture-book Castle Neuschwanstein. WWll history buffs may prefer to visit Hitler’s alpine lair, Eagle’s Nest, the historic survivor of the Third Reich where Hitler, Eva Braun and Himmler entertained foreign diplomats. Another historic and haunting reminder of Hitler and the atrocities of the Third Reich is the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, which you have the choice to visit. Note: Eagle’s Nest is only available on May–October departure dates.

Day 3

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Munich, transfer to Nuremberg Featured Excursions: Choice of Munich city tour with lunch at Hofbräuhaus, and BMW World or Jewish

followed by lunch at Hofbräuhaus. Alternatively, you may opt to explore the city’s vast Jewish history, home to a host of famous citizens, such as the Nobel prize– winning author Lion Feuchtwanger, who predicted much of what became the terror of the Holocaust. Today, however, the people of Munich look forward to a future of hope with the recent opening of the Jewish institutions, including a synagogue, which you’ll visit. Day 4

Erlangen (Nuremberg), Bamberg Featured Excursions: Nuremberg city tour and Bamberg walking discovery tour or choice of Jewish

Heritage Nuremberg WWII and Documentation Centre visit or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Main and Regnitz

Choose how you wish to experience this area with either a tour of Nuremberg and Bamberg, or a visit to Nuremberg’s Documentation Centre and Courtroom 600, where the famed Nuremberg trials took place. For a more active adventure, enjoy a bike ride along the Main and Regnitz rivers. Cap the day off at the festive Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Heritage visit to Jewish synagogue and museum

Cosmopolitan Munich combines a special mix of tradition and modernity. Experience both facets with a panoramic tour. Amble through one of the most beautiful squares in Germany, Marienplatz, and home to the Old and New Town Halls. In the Art Quarter, you’ll find how the Munich lifestyle blends culture with life’s finer things, such as a visit to BMW World, 52

UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

 u b BB  WD

Day 5

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Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg) Featured Excursions: Choice of the Romantic Road—medieval Rothenburg or exclusive guided

“Go Active” Tauberhase vineyard hike and barbecue

Travel along the “Romantic Road” to Germany’s bestpreserved walled city, Rothenburg, with half-timbered

houses and charming shops. For a more active adventure, hike through the Tauberhase vineyards and enjoy a barbecue lunch with Franconian wine. Day 6

 u b BB  L D

Würzburg, cruising the Main River Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residence and choice of Weikersheim “Village Day” or exclusive

guided “Go Active” cycling through the romantic Tauber Valley

The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the history of this region through the European Renaissance, containing the world’s largest ceiling fresco by Tiepolo. Later, visit Weikersheim, a dreamy village in the romantic Tauber Valley. Here, visit the “mini Versailles” palace along with its glorious baroque gardens. Be treated to a tasting of local wine and other regional products, or choose to enjoy a guided bike ride through the Tauber Valley. Day 7

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Miltenberg (Frankfurt, Wertheim), cruising the Main River Featured Excursions: Miltenberg walking discovery

tour with exclusive “Village Day” and choice of Jewish Heritage, Frankfurt Jewish Museum & the legacy of the Rothschild family or Jewish Wertheim

Get a glimpse of village life in enchanting Miltenberg with a choice of excursions—meet an artist at her atelier, taste beer at a local brewery, try your hand at lawn bowling or visit a nearby family-owned vineyard.

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


You may prefer to go to Frankfurt to learn more about its Jewish heritage, as well as visit the former palace of the Rothschild family, which is now home to the Jewish Museum, depicting how the community lived over the centuries. Alternatively, you can stroll through quaint Wertheim, where you’ll see commemorative reminders—embedded stones of the names of the victims from the Nazi regime; in fact, in 300 other places in Germany, you can see these reminders as well.

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Offer expires 31 October 2016

R6,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

Deposit when booking & SAVE

R3,000

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

Pay in full when booking & SAVE

Offer expires 16 January 2017

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

River Ambassador

19 May

R59,200

R67,400

R77,900

R98,900

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Braubach

28* May

R60,700

R68,900

R79,400

R100,400

Featured Excursions: Choice of Marksburg Castle visit or exclusive guided “Go Active” Marksburg Castle

16 Jun

R60,700

R68,900

R79,400

R100,400

25* Jun

R59,200

R67,400

R77,900

R98,900

14 ◆, 23 ◆* Jul

R59,200

R67,400

R77,900

R98,900

11, 20* Aug

R59,200

R67,400

R77,900

R98,900

8, 17* Sep

R63,700

R71,900

R82,400

R103,400

Day 8

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mountain hike

Visit one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. If you would like a more invigorating excursion, hike from Braubach through the mountains to the castle. Day 9

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Cologne Featured Excursions: Cologne walking discovery tour with choice of Cologne Cathedral or Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig or Jewish Heritage,

Cologne’s Jewish Quarter

6 Oct

R62,200

R70,400

R80,900

R101,900

15* Oct

R56,200

R64,400

R74,900

R95,900

3 Nov

R54,700

R62,900

R73,400

R94,400

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 186. *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Cologne to Munich. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. ◆ Generations Family Programme on these dates. Single supplement R30,700 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for Note: For guests not going to Munich, deduct R6,000 per person from the best-available airfare pricing. cruise/tour price.

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the UNESCO-designated Gothic Cologne Cathedral. Beer connoisseurs will want to go to a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. Lovers of art won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. And for those who wish for more exploration of Germany’s significant Jewish heritage, visit the oldest Jewish community in Europe north of the Alps. Cap your wonderful adventure off at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

Day 10

 e b CB/BB

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

Würzburg Residence, Würzburg, Germany  ▶ Main River, Germany

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Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel / 13 days

Experience the enduring allure of the spectacularly scenic Rhine and Moselle Revel in the UNESCO-designated Rhine River Valley, with its vine-filled slopes and castledotted shores, and the mesmerising Moselle, the Rhine’s breathtaking tributary. Explore the delights of five nations and savour the best these regions have to offer. Discover Amsterdam’s rich legacy in art at either the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Step into the pages of fairytales as you walk through the cobblestone streets of postcard-perfect 54

towns such as Cochem, Riquewihr, Rüdesheim and Colmar, and as you cruise along the historic canals of picturesque Strasbourg. Learn the time-honoured traditions of Villeroy & Boch at the baroque Benedictine Old Abbey in Mettlach, where they have been producing exquisite porcelain since 1803. Take in the grand landmarks of Cologne, Trier and Luxembourg. And “Go Active” with hikes to the 12th-century Thurant Castle and through the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Calmont Steig; cycle along the Moselle, over bridges, past steep vineyards and through picturesque wine villages. Throughout your journey, gain an appreciation for the region’s flavours. Join the mayor of

Ediger-Eller at a wine tasting of delicious local Rieslings. Hear the legends of the historic Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler at his estate and sample its delightful Rieslings. And visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars in the atmospheric tasting room complete with candles, cloaks and choir music. Fall under the bewitching spell of the legendary Rhine and gently flowing Moselle. Who will enjoy this cruise Connoisseurs of food and wine will delight in exceptional Rieslings, hearty regional specialities, delicate pastries and fine chocolates. Art and nature lovers will relish the many wonders the Rhine and Moselle rivers have to offer.


Cruise includes: 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 198)

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

5 countries 11 days of 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” programmes 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 Experience

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

Amsterdam to Basel Day Port/City

1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Amsterdam 3 Cologne 4 Koblenz Cochem (Ediger-Eller) 5 Cruising the Moselle River, Trier 6 (Luxembourg) Trier, cruising the Moselle River, 7 Bernkastel Bernkastel, cruising the 8 Moselle River Boppard, cruising the romantic 9 Rhine River, Rüdesheim 10 Speyer 11 Strasbourg Breisach (Colmar or 12 Kaysersberg and Riquewihr) Basel (disembark), 13 transfer to the airport

Basel to Amsterdam Day Port/City

1 2

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

21 Apr 3* May 12, 24* Jun 6, 18,* 30 Jul 13 days from:

74,200

R

11,* 23 Aug 4,* 16, 28* Sep 10, 22* Oct 3 Nov

*On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Moselle River, Germany  ▶ Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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Amsterdam to Basel / 13 days

Legendary Rhine & Moselle Day 1

 b e D

Amsterdam Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and be transferred to the ship. Day 2

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Amsterdam Featured Excursions: Amsterdam by canal with Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum visit

Experience the magic and beauty of Amsterdam via a canal cruise, before visiting either the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Cap the day off with a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Cologne Featured Excursions: Choice of Cologne walking discovery tour with cathedral or Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

Day 4

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Koblenz Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” hiking

tour of Alken village and Thurant Castle

Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with the Rhine’s as you stand at the German Corner of medieval Koblenz during your discovery tour. For those who want more active exploration, hike up to Thurant Castle in the Alken. Meet the keeper and tour the castle and then hike back to the village through the terraced vineyards. Day 5

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Cochem (Ediger-Eller) Featured Excursions: Choice of Cochem walking discovery tour with Reichsburg Castle or exclusive

guided “Go Active” vineyard hike, and exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village Day” with wine tasting

History comes to life in Cochem as you tour Reichsburg Castle. If you prefer a more active outing, hike the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Calmont Steig, offering breathtaking views of the Moselle. Later, travel to the picturesque wine village of Ediger-Eller, where you’ll meet the mayor, who will escort you through his town to an organ recital at St. Martin’s Church—with one of the most ornate steeples—and to a wine tasting.

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Cruising the Moselle River, Trier (Luxembourg) Featured Excursions: Choice of Luxembourg with WWII cemetery or timeless traditions of Villeroy & Boch UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

Day 7

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Trier, cruising the Moselle River, Bernkastel Featured Excursion: Trier city tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Trier— once known as the “second Rome”—as no other German city has as many monuments dating from ancient Roman times. Day 8

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Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River Featured Excursions: Choice of Bernkastel walking

discovery tour with exclusive Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate visit and tasting or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Moselle River

Historic vineyards provide the perfect setting for the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate. Hear the legends of the estate and sample its delicious Rieslings. If you prefer cycling, join your guide for a bike trip along Moselle through picturesque wine villages. Day 9

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After scenic cruising along the Moselle, WWll history buffs will want to tour the city of Luxembourg, site of the WWII cemetery where U.S. Army General George Patton is buried. For those who prefer art history, visit Mettlach’s Benedictine Abbey, where Villeroy & Boch has been producing exquisite porcelain since 1803.

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Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim Featured Excursions: Guided Boppard village stroll and

Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum

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


Your day’s bookends will be Boppard, where you’ll enjoy a village stroll, and Rüdesheim, where you’ll see a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments at Siegfried’s. Between the two cities, you’ll cruise the legendary 64-kilometre stretch of the Upper Middle Rhine, a UNESCO-designated Cultural Landscape. Day 10

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

visit and tasting

A local expert will lead you through Speyer’s Old Town to the city’s cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, for a different spin on the Palatinate wine region, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars. Day 11

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Strasbourg Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg by canal or

Ship

River Queen

Day 12

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R12,000

R12,000

R16,000

R16,000

R18,000

R22,000

R6,000

R6,000

R8,000

R8,000

R9,000

R11,000

Port Charges Included

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

21 Apr

R83,200

R89,900

R98,900

R105,700

R116,200

R140,200

3* May

R86,200

R92,900

R101,900

R108,700

R119,200

R143,200

12 Jun

R87,700

R94,400

R103,400

R110,200

R120,700

R144,700

24* Jun

R89,200

R95,900

R104,900

R111,700

R122,200

R146,200

6, 18,* 30 Jul

R86,200

R92,900

R101,900

R108,700

R119,200

R143,200

11* Aug

R87,700

R94,400

R103,400

R110,200

R120,700

R144,700

23 Aug

R90,700

R97,400

R106,400

R113,200

R123,700

R147,700

4,* 16 Sep

R93,700

R100,400

R109,400

R116,200

R126,700

R150,700

28* Sep

R89,200

R95,900

R104,900

R111,700

R122,200

R146,200

10 Oct

R87,700

R94,400

R103,400

R110,200

R120,700

R144,700

22* Oct

R80,200

R86,900

R95,900

R102,700

R113,200

R137,200

3 Nov

R74,200

R80,900

R89,900

R96,700

R107,200

R131,200

exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Located on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg offers a unique blend of these nations’ traditional culinary and architectural styles. Take an enlightening tour of multicultural Strasbourg via its historic canals through the Petite France district. If you wish to do as the locals do, opt for an Old Town walking tour with stops for pastries and coffee.

Category 4

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share

Speyer Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate

Category 5

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 174. *On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R42,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

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Breisach (Colmar or Kaysersberg and Riquewihr) Featured Excursions: Choice of Colmar city tour or

Alsatian “Village Day”

Colmar has been called one of the prettiest towns in the world with its winding streets, medieval city centre and pink-stone church. For those who wish to experience more idyllic wine villages, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr are a perfect choice. Join a festive evening at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 13

 e b CB/BB

Depart Basel Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport BaselMulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home, or extend your stay in Basel. ◀

Colmar, France

Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

Basel & Lake Lucerne

Amsterdam

Included in your 3-day stay:

Included in your 3-day stay:

• 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Basel walking discovery tour • Lucerne walking discovery tour with Lake Lucerne boat ride • English-speaking expert • All transfers

• 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour • English-speaking expert • All transfers

From R19,900 per person Single supplement R7,800 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Basel.

From R14,900 per person Single supplement R7,200 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

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Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau / 8 days

Pay tribute to the “queen” of Europe’s great rivers For centuries, the enchanting Danube has cast its spell on poets, musicians and artists of all kinds. And in 2017, it will cast its spell on you even more as it is the year marking the 300th anniversary of Maria Theresa’s birth, the namesake of your stately ship, the S.S. Maria Theresa. Travel through the very places Maria Theresa ruled for over 40 years on this regal journey.

private guided tour of one of the most prestigious museums in the world, home to the royal Habsburg family’s numerous treasures, as well as countless major works of art, including Raphael’s Madonna in the Meadow, Vermeer’s The Allegory of Painting, and the Infanta paintings by Velázquez. Conclude your tour with a Bellini cocktail served in the stunning temple of art. That same evening, attend an exclusive private “Royal Anniversary” concert, celebrating Maria Theresa’s anniversary at a UNESCO-designated Viennese palace.

Exclusive celebratory events both onboard and onshore will be plentiful. In Vienna, where Maria Theresa resided, experience “Morning with the Masters”. Gain exclusive early-morning entrance to the Kunsthistorisches Museum and go on a

You will also experience delightful Salzburg, Dürnstein, Passau and Linz. And all along the way, delve into the flavours of the region with events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s Rieslings to a saffron workshop.

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Who will enjoy this cruise Those who love history, art, architecture, music and exquisite food and wine will discover the best of both Eastern and Western Europe. The Monarch Collection (select sailings) Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage, including: being hosted at a private reception by a Habsburg princess at her castle; enjoying an exclusive concert and dinner, which features royal ballroom dancing at a Viennese palace; and going behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the Lipizzaner stallion.


Cruise includes:

Budapest to Passau

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stately S.S. Maria Theresa

1

All transfers on arrival and departure days

3

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

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

Budapest (embark)

2 Budapest Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava, Vienna

4 Vienna 5

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

6

Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

7 Passau 8

Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich Airport

Passau to Budapest Day Port/City

Explore

1

Munich Airport, transfer to Passau (embark)

2

Passau, cruising the Danube River

3

Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

4

Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

4 countries 6 days of 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” programmes 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

5 Vienna 6

Vienna, cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

7 Budapest 8

Experience

Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Cruise Start Dates

Cultural enrichment, including a 300th anniversary Signature Lecture: “Empress Maria Theresa: National Icon, Contemporary Role Model”

19,* 26 Mar

Exclusive Monarch Collection on select summer departures

4, 11 ■,* 18, 25* Jun

2,* 9, 16,* 23, 30* Apr 7, 14,* 21, 28* May 2, 9 ■,* 16 ■, 23,* 30 Jul 6 ■,* 13 ■, 20,* 27 Aug 3,* 10, 17,* 24 Sep 1,* 8, 15,* 22, 29* Oct 5, 12* Nov

8 days from:

R

44,200

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Salzburg, Austria  ▶ Budapest, Hungary

*On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. ■

The Monarch Collection on these dates.

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Budapest to Passau / 8 days

Enchanting Danube

Day 1

 b e D

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

 u b BB  L  WD

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

Choose one of three ways to discover the wonders of the “Queen of the Danube”. Savour the beauty of both Buda and Pest on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights. If you prefer to experience the city as the locals do, then take a ride on the metro; stop at a lively market hall; visit the oldest and most beautiful garden in the city, Károlyi; and explore the National Museum. For a more active exploration, join “Green Budapest” with stops at various sites, such as the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Rose and Japanese gardens, the Olympic pool, Várkert Bazár and Gellert Baths, followed by a picnic on Margaret Island—complete with local wine and other typical delights. Cap your day off with the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava, Vienna Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking discovery tour

Enjoy a day of leisure onboard as your ship cruises the Danube Bend, which is lined with scenic towns—among them are the oldest settlements in the country—nestled at the foot of lovely wooded hills. Before arriving in Vienna, explore Slovakia’s capital city, a thriving commercial centre with a village-like atmosphere and a fascinating mosaic of architectural styles. 60

UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

Day 4

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Day 5

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Vienna

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at Kunsthistorisches Museum or

Featured Excursions: Dürnstein “Village Day” with

exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour, and exclusive “Royal Anniversary” Mozart and Strauss Concert at a Viennese Palace

You’re in for a real treat with “Morning with the Masters”, an exclusive early opening and art tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, showcasing the Habsburg’s imperial treasures as well as magnificent works of art by some of the world’s greatest artists, including Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian and Tintoretto. Afterward, be treated to a Bellini cocktail on the stunning cupola terrace. If you prefer to experience the city as locals do, go on a guided walk that highlights Viennese essentials, such as coffee, sausages, wine, music and public transportation. No visit to the “City of Waltzes” is complete without music, so you’ll be treated to an exclusive private “Royal Anniversary” concert, celebrating Maria Theresa’s 300th birthday and legacy in a Viennese palace.

choice of exclusive Nikolaihof wine estate visit and tasting or exclusive saffron workshop with village stroll or exclusive guided “Go Active” Wachau Valley bicycle ride, and Melk Abbey with library visit

Take a guided tour of the village of Dürnstein, where you have a choice of activities, depending on your tastes. Sample the organic wines at the historic Nikolaihof estate, perhaps the oldest winery in Austria, which produces some of the world’s best Rieslings. Prefer a tasting of a different type? Visit one of the world’s only bio-dynamically certified saffron producers, where you’ll educate your taste buds with flavourful delicacies as you taste red-wine-and-saffron chocolate and saffron-seasoned jams. You’ll then set sail through spectacular UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley to Melk. For a more active adventure, bike along the Danube through the scenic Wachau Valley to Melk. Once in Melk, visit its 900-year-old abbey, a significant centre of learning over the centuries and home to the famous medieval library that inspired the novel The Name of the Rose.

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


Day 6

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Linz (Salzburg or Linz) Featured Excursions: Choice of full day Salzburg* or

Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit

Salzburg or Linz—the choice is yours. In UNESCOdesignated Salzburg, you’ll see Mozart’s childhood home and the garden where the famous “Do-Re-Mi” scene from The Sound of Music was filmed. If you wish, head to nearby Linz instead, a former Roman settlement that is now a vibrant centre for the arts. After a guided walking tour that stops for coffee and a taste of Linzer torte, venture into the countryside to visit a local farm and sample another delicious treat— hard cider, a speciality of the region.

Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Depart Passau Disembark in Passau and transfer to Munich Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Prague.

Dürnstein, Austria

Suite

Royal Suite

R6,000

R6,000

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

S.S. Maria Theresa

19* Mar

R44,200

R49,400

R61,400

R65,900

R74,900

R92,900

R116,900

26 Mar

R45,700

R50,900

R62,900

R67,400

R76,400

R94,400

R118,400

2,* 9 Apr

R47,200

R52,400

R64,400

R68,900

R77,900

R95,900

R119,900

16,* 23 Apr

R54,700

R59,900

R71,900

R76,400

R85,400

R103,400

R127,400

30* Apr

R62,200

R67,400

R79,400

R83,900

R92,900

R110,900

R134,900

7, 14,* 21, 28* May

R62,200

R67,400

R79,400

R83,900

R92,900

R110,900

R134,900

4, 11 ■,* 18, 25* Jun

R62,200

R67,400

R79,400

R83,900

R92,900

R110,900

R134,900

2, 9 ■,* 16 ■, 23,* 30 Jul

R59,200

R64,400

R76,400

R80,900

R89,900

R107,900

R131,900

6 ■,* 13 ■, 20* Aug

R60,700

R65,900

R77,900

R82,400

R91,400

R109,400

R133,400

27 Aug

R68,200

R73,400

R85,400

R89,900

R98,900

R116,900

R140,900

3,* 10, 17* Sep

R71,200

R76,400

R88,400

R92,900

R101,900

R119,900

R143,900

24 Sep

R66,700

R71,900

R83,900

R88,400

R97,400

R115,400

R139,400

exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Inn River or exclusive guided “Go Active” hike along the Ilz River

 e b CB/BB

Category 1

Category 5

Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or

Day 8

Category 2

Start Date

Passau

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

Category 3

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share

 b BB  L  FD

Cruise the picturesque landscape and hairpin loop in the middle of the Danube, known as Schlögener Schlinge, appointed a “Natural Wonder of Austria”. Once at your first German port of call, Passau, discover the medieval city with a walking tour along the cobblestone streets to the baroque St. Stephan’s Cathedral, where you’ll have a rare opportunity to hear a concert played on Europe’s largest pipe organ. You then have two “Go Active” choices. For cyclists, join a local guide for a bike ride along the Inn River; for hikers, go on a guided hike with a nature expert along the beautiful Ilz River. Spend your last night onboard at the festive Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Category 4

Ship

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

Day 7

Category 5

1* Oct

R66,700

R71,900

R83,900

R88,400

R97,400

R115,400

R139,400

8, 15* Oct

R59,200

R64,400

R76,400

R80,900

R89,900

R107,900

R131,900

22, 29* Oct

R50,200

R55,400

R67,400

R71,900

R80,900

R98,900

R122,900

5, 12* Nov

R44,200

R49,400

R61,400

R65,900

R74,900

R92,900

R116,900

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 166. *On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. ■ The Monarch Collection on these dates. Single supplement R30,700 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

Budapest

Prague

Included in your 3-day stay:

Included in your 4-day stay:

• 2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Walking discovery tour of national treasures • English-speaking expert • All transfers

• 3 nights at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Prague city tour • English-speaking expert • All transfers

From R9,700 per person Single supplement R5,800 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin and end in Budapest.

From R15,900 per person Single supplement R9,600 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin and end in Passau.

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Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague / 10 days

Explore the wonders of the Danube and the pride of the Czech Republic—Prague Sheer cliffs rise above the mighty river, with tiny baroque villages nestled at their feet. As you cruise through the heart of the old Habsburg Empire, you’ll find stunning scenery, beautiful libraries, astonishing frescoes, medieval city walls and Gothic cathedrals, encountering the perfect mix of big-city glamour and small-town simplicity. Explore historic capitals, including Vienna, home to a treasure trove of imperial art; Prague, the beautifully preserved Gothic, Renaissance and 62

baroque city that boasts a unique architectural heritage of its own; UNESCO-designated Regensburg; and the old walled city of Nuremberg. Discover 17th-century Italian artistry in Passau, medieval intrigue and modern-day microbrewing in Straubing and magnificent baroque architecture in Melk. Get a sense of the land as you bicycle along a riverside path, and feel the wind in your hair while you ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Tradition and history, music and art, microbrews and small-batch schnapps—experience them all as you explore the beautiful Danube and glorious Prague.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Those with a taste for great food and wine along with a love of history, art and music. Anyone wishing to hike or bicycle through extraordinary countryside. Generations Family Programme (select sailings) Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.


Cruise/tour includes:

Vienna to Prague

Travel

Day Port/City

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 198)

Taste

1

Vienna (embark)

2 Vienna 3

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

4

Engelhartszell, Passau

5

Deggendorf (Theresienthal), cruising the Danube River, Straubing

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

6 Regensburg

9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

7

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

8

Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water Explore

9 Prague 10

Prague, transfer to the airport

Prague to Vienna

3 countries

Day Port/City

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

2 Prague

1 Prague

Guided “Go Active”, “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

3

Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark)

4 UNESCO World Heritage sites

4

Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

5 Regensburg

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

6

Straubing, Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

7

Passau, Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River

Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Maria Theresa: A Woman Shaping European Politics” Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

10 days from:

R

56,200

Per person, twin share, cruise/Tour (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Prague, Czech Republic  ▶ Vienna, Austria

8 Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley 9 Vienna 10

Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise/tour Start Dates

5,* 14 May

6,◆ 25* Aug

2,* 11, 30* Jun

3, 22* Sep

9, 28◆* Jul

1, 20,* 29 Oct

*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Generations Family Programme on these dates.

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Vienna to Prague / 10 days

Danube Discovery & Prague Day 1

 b e D

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

 u b BB  L D

Vienna Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with Vienna State Opera or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour

See the city of imperial architectural marvels on a tour featuring the stately Ringstrasse lined by impressive buildings such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit the legendary opera house in the heart of the city. If you prefer to experience the sheer number of artistic gems, then partake in the “City of Arts” tour featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, a remarkable collection that includes his most famous painting—The Kiss. Note: The Vienna State Opera House is occasionally closed to visitors for rehearsals or special events without advance notice. If we cannot visit the opera house, we will visit an alternative venue instead.

Day 3

 u b BB  L  WD

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen

Day 4

 b BB  L D

Engelhartszell, Passau Featured Excursions: A “trifecta" of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour or city tour with old town walk or exclusive guided “Go Active”

 u b BB  L D

Regensburg

You have three ways to experience Passau—strolling with a guide through its medieval lanes lined with baroque buildings; taking a panoramic tour followed by a shorter walk through the heart of the charming city; or going active by cycling first along the Danube’s riverside bike path and ending in Passau’s Old Town.

Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour or Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour or BMW factory visit

Day 5

 b BB  L D

Deggendorf (Theresienthal), cruising the Danube River, Straubing

Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley before arriving in Weissenkirchen. You have a choice of two equally enchanting excursions. Experience the fruits of the land at a tasting of apricot-infused delicacies and local wine and then hike through the storied vineyards and orchards. Alternatively, you may wish to experience Melk’s 900-year-old abbey, home to the extraordinary library that inspired the novel The Name of the Rose. A Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner completes your day.

Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Bavarian

UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

Day 6

Bavarian river bike ride

“Village Day” with exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit

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and have a choice between participating in a lively exploration of local brewing traditions or experiencing daily life in this enchanting town.

Forest village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Danube River, and Straubing, “A Day in Town”

Deggendorf—gateway to the magical Bavarian Forest—awaits via a traditional horse-drawn wagon. En route to a Theresienthal glass manufactory, enjoy freshly baked bread and schnapps. If you’d like to be more active, bicycle along the Danube to Straubing, where you will meet up with your fellow travellers

Discover Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, whether walking through the cobbled lanes of the UNESCO-designated Old Town or exploring Germany’s oldest Jewish community. Should you wish to do something completely different, tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you will see the Audi museum instead.

Day 7

 b BB  L  FD

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with

Documentation Centre visit

Before docking in the medieval walled city of Nuremberg, your ship will traverse the most impressive section of one of the modern marvels of

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


engineering, the Main-Danube Canal, a masterwork that allows ships to cruise from the North Sea all the way to the Black Sea. Partake in a tour of Nuremberg, enjoying Old Nuremberg. WWll history buffs may wish to go on a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including Courtroom 600, the venue for the historic Nuremberg trials. After a day of historical exploration, spend your last night on the ship with a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R6,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R3,000

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

River Ambassador

5,* 14 May

R60,700

R68,900

R79,400

R100,400

2,* 11, 30* Jun

R60,700

R68,900

R79,400

R100,400

9, 28 ◆* Jul

R59,200

R67,400

R77,900

R98,900

Nuremberg, transfer to Prague

6 ◆ Aug

R59,200

R67,400

R77,900

R98,900

Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Prague, where you’ll have the afternoon free to get a jump-start on exploring the countless pleasures and treasures this city has to offer.

25* Aug

R62,200

R70,400

R80,900

R101,900

3 Sep

R66,700

R74,900

R85,400

R106,400

22* Sep

R60,700

R68,900

R79,400

R100,400

1 Oct

R59,200

R67,400

R77,900

R98,900

20* Oct

R57,700

R65,900

R76,400

R97,400

29 Oct

R56,200

R64,400

R74,900

R95,900

Day 8

Day 9

 e b BB

 u b BB

Prague Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague city tour or Jewish Prague walking discovery tour

Prague has been a centre of arts, commerce and politics for a thousand years. Mozart wrote his famous Prague Symphony here. The Habsburgs made it their capital for several centuries, drawing scientists and artists from all over Europe. You have the choice to enjoy a panoramic tour of the beautiful “City of Spires”, including the Prague Castle district. Or you can explore Jewish Prague on foot, visiting the old Jewish quarter, which features Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery, the Old New Synagogue and the Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims.

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 186. Note: For guests not going to Prague, deduct R6,000 per person from the cruise/tour price. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Vienna. Please visit Single supplement R30,700 applies for single accommodation and is subject uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. ◆ Generations Family Programme on these dates. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

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 10

 b CB/BB

Pre- or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension

Depart Prague

Vienna

Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.

• 2 nights at the Hilton Vienna Plaza (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Visit to the House of Music • Klosterneuburg wine, art and gardens • English-speaking expert • All transfers

Included in your 3-day stay:

From R11,400 per person Single supplement R6,100 Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Vienna. ◀

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria  ▶ Top: Passau, Germany

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Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague / 10 days

An extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and art Experience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely preserved Prague. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages. Exclusive treasures are plentiful on this delightful journey. Be treated to Hungarian hospitality at Bodor Major horse farm on bucolic Szentendre Island in Budapest. While in Vienna, marvel at the 66

Gustav Klimt paintings at the Belvedere. Partake in an exclusive insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre with its exquisite jewel-box theatre, where operas are staged to this day, and listen to a short music concert composed by Mozart and his contemporaries in the Mozart Salon. Go behind the scenes at a BMW factory to get an up-close view of Germany’s rich automotive heritage, and “Go Active” with guided hiking and biking excursions along the Danube. This enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg, and spend two nights onshore in Prague.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Travellers who love history, music and architecture will be able to tailor their travel to their interests along the mighty Danube and in spectacular Prague. Generations Family Programme (select sailings) Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.


Cruise/tour includes:

Budapest to Prague

TRAVEL

dAY

PORT/CITY

1

Budapest (embark)

2

2 nights in Prague at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

Budapest, cruising the Danube River

3

All transfers on arrival and departure days

Cruising the Danube River, Vienna

4

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Spitz (Spitz or Melk)

5

Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau

6

Cruising the Danube River, Regensburg

7

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal

8

Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague

9

Prague

10

Prague, transfer to the airport

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

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

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, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water ExPLORE

Prague to Budapest

4 countries

dAY

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

1

Prague

2

Prague

3

Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark)

4

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

5

Passau

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

6

Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River

7

Spitz (Spitz or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley

8

Vienna

9

Budapest

10

Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programmes 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks ExPERIENCE

Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Main-Danube Canal: History of an Engineering Milestone” Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

PORT/CITY

CRuISE/TOuR START dATES

19, 24* Apr

9, 14* Aug

3, 8,* 17, 22* May

6, 11,* 20, 25* Sep

14, 19,* 28 Jun

18, 23* Oct

3◆,* 12, 17,* 26◆, 31* Jul

1, 6* Nov

10 DAYS FROM:

R

50,200

PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE, CRUISE/TOUR (INCLUDING PORT CHARGES & TAXES) ◀

Budapest, Hungary ▶ Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria

*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Generations Family Programme on these dates.

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BUDAPEST TO PRAGUE / 10 DAYS

Delightful Danube & Prague Day 1

b e

d

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

u b

BB L Wd

Budapest, cruising the danube River FEATuREd ExCuRSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

Choose one of two ways to discover the wonders of the “Queen of the Danube.” Savor the beauty of both Buda and Pest, on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights. If you prefer to experience the city as the locals do, then take a ride on the metro; stop at a lively market hall; visit the oldest and most beautiful garden in the city, Károlyi Garden; and explore the National Museum. Cap the day off with the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

u b

BB L d

Cruising the danube River, Vienna FEATuREd ExCuRSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Vienna State Opera visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of

Arts” tour

See the city of imperial architectural marvels on a discovery tour featuring the stately Ringstrasse lined by impressive buildings such as Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the State Opera. If you prefer to experience the sheer number of artistic gems, then partake in the “City of Arts” tour featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, a remarkable collection that includes his most famous painting—The Kiss. Note: The Vienna State Opera House is occasionally closed to visitors for rehearsals or special events without advance notice. If we cannot visit the opera house, we will visit an alternative venue instead.

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u UNESCO Site

b Motorcoach

e Embark/Disembark

Day 4

u b

BB L d

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Spitz (Spitz or Melk) FEATuREd ExCuRSIONS: Choice of Spitz village stroll with exclusive wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit

Cruise through the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage–designated Wachau Valley en route to Spitz. Explore the town with a wine and nature expert and sample local wines and delicacies made with apricots—a specialty of the region. Or explore Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine abbey and its famous library, the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose. Day 5

b

BB L d

Engelhartszell, cruising the danube River, Passau FEATuREd ExCuRSIONS: A “trifecta” of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour OR city tour with old town walk OR exclusive guided “Go Active”

Bavarian river bike ride

Cruise the picturesque landscape and hairpin loop in the middle of the Danube, known as Schlögener Schlinge. You have a few ways how to experience Passau—strolling with a guide through its medieval lanes lined with baroque buildings; taking a panoramic tour followed by a shorter walk through the heart of

CB/BB Continental Breakfast/Buffet

L Lunch

d Dinner

the charming city; or going active by cycling along the Danube’s riverside bike path and ending in Passau’s Old Town; or joining a hike with a nature expert along the beautiful Ilz River. Day 6

u b

BB L d

Cruising the danube River, Regensburg FEATuREd ExCuRSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour OR BMW factory visit

Discover Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, whether walking through the cobbled lanes of the UNESCO-designated Old Town or exploring Germany’s oldest Jewish community. Should you wish to do something completely different, tour the state-ofthe-art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you will see the Audi museum instead.

Day 7

BB L Fd

Cruising the Main-danube Canal Your ship will traverse the most impressive section of one of the modern marvels of engineering, the Main-

Wd Welcome Gala Dinner

Fd Farewell Gala Dinner


Danube Canal. Spend your last night on the ship with the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 8

 e b BB

Nuremberg, transfer to Prague Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with

Rally Grounds

Do you believe in time travel? You might after today’s city tour, showcasing key historic sites and the walled quarter known as Old Nuremberg. The Middle Ages will come to life as you stroll charming cobblestone lanes past half-timbered houses, Gothic churches and the city’s towering castle. Renowned as one of Germany’s most beautiful cities, Nuremberg is also known for its dark past-Hitler held his massive rallies here because he considered the city the perfect expression of German culture. As part of today’s tour, you’ll also visit the vast Nazi Party Rally Grounds where thousands of Nazi troops once saluted the Führer. Day 9

 u b BB

Prague Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague city tour or exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Prague’s Estates Theatre and Municipal House

Welcome to the beautiful “City of Spires”, an inspiration for artists, poets and writers, and you’ll discover why on a panoramic tour that includes the Prague Castle district, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Golden Lane before strolling across Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square to see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. For music lovers, you may wish to partake in an exclusive insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre with its exquisite jewel-box theatre, where operas are staged to this day. Be treated to a short music concert composed by Mozart and his contemporaries in the Mozart Salon before enjoying traditional Czech refreshments at the café in Municipal House, the premier art nouveau building in Prague.

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Owner's Suite

R6,000

R6,000

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

River Beatrice

19 Apr

R59,200

R64,400

R73,400

R77,900

R85,400

R100,400

Owner's Suite

R127,100

24* Apr

R60,700

R65,900

R74,900

R79,400

R86,900

R101,900

R128,600 R134,600

3 May

R66,700

R71,900

R80,900

R85,400

R92,900

R107,900

8,* 17, 22* May

R68,200

R73,400

R82,400

R86,900

R94,400

R109,400

R136,100

14, 19* Jun

R68,200

R73,400

R82,400

R86,900

R94,400

R109,400

R136,100

28 ◆ Jun

R65,200

R70,400

R79,400

R83,900

R91,400

R106,400

R133,100

3 ◆,* 12, 17,* 26 ◆, 31* Jul

R65,200

R70,400

R79,400

R83,900

R91,400

R106,400

R133,100

9 Aug

R68,200

R73,400

R82,400

R86,900

R94,400

R109,400

R136,100

14* Aug

R74,200

R79,400

R88,400

R92,900

R100,400

R115,400

R142,100

6 Sep

R74,200

R79,400

R88,400

R92,900

R100,400

R115,400

R142,100

11,* 20 Sep

R72,700

R77,900

R86,900

R91,400

R98,900

R113,900

R140,600

25* Sep

R66,700

R71,900

R80,900

R85,400

R92,900

R107,900

R134,600

18 Oct

R62,200

R67,400

R76,400

R80,900

R88,400

R103,400

R130,100

23* Oct

R57,700

R62,900

R71,900

R76,400

R83,900

R98,900

R125,600

1 Nov

R51,700

R56,900

R65,900

R70,400

R77,900

R92,900

R119,600

6* Nov

R50,200

R55,400

R64,400

R68,900

R76,400

R91,400

R118,100

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 172. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R33,700 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

Note: For guests not going to Prague, deduct R6,000 per person from the cruise/tour price. *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. ◆ Generations Family Programme on these dates. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

Pre- or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension

Budapest Included in your 3-day stay:

Day 10

 b CB/BB

Depart Prague Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.

Wachau Valley, Austria

• 2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Walking discovery tour of national treasures • English-speaking expert • All transfers From R9,700 per person Single supplement R5,800 Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Budapest. For more information about this itinerary, visit uniworld.com / 69 uniworld.com  /  69


Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest / 10 days

An ideal voyage for travellers seeking new, off-the-beatenpath destinations Follow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors through Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in new cultures and make new friends as you travel from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalised nations of Eastern Europe have to offer along the way.

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Gaze up in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary’s Parliament Building as it rises majestically above the Danube in Budapest. Sit down for friendly, intimate meals with farmers in Croatia and artists in Romania. Uncover scores of little-known treasures, including the picturesque Bulgarian hill towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi and the surprising rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time to investigate the history and legends living alongside the Danube while you cruise the Iron Gates. Tour Belgrade by bicycle, marvel at the massive People’s Palace in Bucharest or see Vlad the Impaler’s tomb in the Romanian countryside.

From Budapest to Bucharest, Roman ruins to medieval fortresses, this journey will reveal the unstoppable resiliency of the human spirit, as well as the highlights of this spectacular region. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you. Who will enjoy this cruise/tour 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.


Cruise/tour includes:

Budapest to Bucharest

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice or imperial River Duchess 2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

1

Budapest (embark)

2

Budapest, cruising the Danube River

3

Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek)

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

4 Belgrade 5

Cruising the Iron Gates

6

Vidin, cruising the Danube River

7

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo)

8

Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water Explore

5 countries 7 days of 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” programmes 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

9 Bucharest 10

Bucharest, transfer to the airport

Bucharest to Budapest Day Port/City

1 Bucharest 2 Bucharest 3

Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark)

4

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Ivanovo and Rousse)

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

5

Cruising the Danube River, Vidin

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

6

Cruising the Iron Gates

7 Belgrade Experience

8

Vukovar (Osijek), cruising the Danube River

9

Cruising the Danube River, Budapest

10

Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

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

Cruise/tour Start Dates

10 days from:

R

57,700

Per person, twin share, cruise/Tour (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Danube River, Serbia  ▶ Belgrade, Serbia

5, 10* Apr

9, 14,* 23, 28* Aug

17, 22,* 31 May

20, 25* Sep

5,* 28 Jun

4, 9* Oct

3* Jul *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

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Budapest to Bucharest / 10 days

Highlights of Eastern Europe Day 1

 b e D

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

 u b BB  L  WD

Budapest, cruising the Danube River Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest by bike

Choose one of three ways to discover Budapest’s wonders. Savour the beauty of both Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including St. Stephen’s Basilica and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district. If you prefer to experience the city as the locals do, then take a ride on the metro; stop at a lively market hall; visit the oldest and most beautiful garden in the city, Károlyi Garden; and explore the National Museum. For a more active exploration of the city, join the guided bike tour. Cap your day off with the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

 b BB  L D

Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek) Featured Excursions: Choice of full day tour of

Vukovar and Osijek with exclusive farm visit and home-hosted lunch or full day tour of Osijek with exclusive home-hosted lunch

Start your day with a short walking tour of Vukovar before departing for Osijek, or head directly to Osijek. Discover the city’s abundance of cultural and artistic heritage, including Tvrda, the self-contained 18thcentury Habsburg defensive fortress. Later, travel

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UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

through the Croatian countryside to a family-owned farm where you’ll sip homemade brandy and indulge in a tapas-style buffet of locally produced delicacies. Day 4

 b BB  L D

Belgrade Featured Excursions: Choice of Belgrade city tour

with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or exclusive guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour

Choose one of two ways to explore Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia and one of Europe’s oldest cities. Join a panoramic tour that includes a visit to the Royal Palace. For a more active exploration, opt for a guided bike tour highlighting historic sites dating from WWII to the present day.

Day 5

  BB  L D

Cruising the Iron Gates Enjoy a day onboard, cruising through the Iron Gates, a 134-kilometre-long stretch of scenic gorges, which are among the most dramatic sights in all of Europe. Day 6

 b BB  L D

Vidin, cruising the Danube River Featured Excursions: Choice of Bulgarian red rock country or Romanian Cetate Cultural Port visit

Explore the lesser-known town of Vidin, your base for one of two unusual excursions. One takes you to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations, which are over 200 million years old—and have inspired nearly as many legends. The other takes you to Cetate Cultural Port, a haven for Romanian artists of all sorts—poets, potters, painters, filmmakers and musicians.

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


Day 7

 u b BB  L  FD

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo) Featured Excursions: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch or Rousse

walking discovery tour and Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries

You could choose to spend the day visiting two historic hill towns, Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, home to six amazing 17th-century stone churches, each one decorated with intricate frescoes, and visit the Nativity Church, with murals of the Nativity and the Last Judgment. Afterwards, be treated to a traditional Bulgarian country lunch. For those who wish for a different experience, spend time in Rousse and then visit the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo— once an enclave of more than 40 churches and chapels— and the Basarbovo Rock Monastery, where monks still live and worship today. Spend your last night on the ship at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 8

 e b BB  L

Giurgiu, transfer to Bucharest Featured Excursions: Choice of Bucharest city tour with People’s Palace visit or exclusive “Do as the Locals

Do” Bucharest tour

Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest. A panoramic tour highlights the city’s eclectic mix of architecture and spend some time in the lavish People’s Palace-the world’s largest civilian building. Day 9

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Owner's Suite

R6,000

R6,000

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Owner's Suite

River Beatrice

5 Apr

R57,700

R62,900

R71,900

R76,400

R83,900

R98,900

R125,600

10* Apr

R59,200

R64,400

R73,400

R77,900

R85,400

R100,400

R127,100

31 May

R63,700

R68,900

R77,900

R82,400

R89,900

R104,900

R131,600

5* Jun

R62,200

R67,400

R76,400

R80,900

R88,400

R103,400

R130,100

23, 28* Aug

R63,700

R68,900

R77,900

R82,400

R89,900

R104,900

R131,600

River Duchess

4 Oct

R65,200

R70,400

R79,400

R83,900

R91,400

R106,400

R133,100

9* Oct

R65,200

R70,400

R79,400

R83,900

R91,400

R106,400

R133,100

17, 22* May

R66,700

R71,900

R77,900

R83,900

R91,400

R107,200

28 Jun

R65,200

R70,400

R76,400

R82,400

R89,900

R105,700

3* Jul

R65,200

R70,400

R76,400

R82,400

R89,900

R105,700

9, 14* Aug

R65,200

R70,400

R76,400

R82,400

R89,900

R105,700

20, 25* Sep

R68,200

R73,400

R79,400

R85,400

R92,900

R108,700

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on pages 172 and 180. *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R33,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

 b BB

Bucharest Featured Excursions: Romanian countryside tour with

visits to Mogosoaia Palace and Vlad the Impaler’s tomb

Explore the 18th-century Mogosoaia Palace and the lakeside tomb of Vlad the Impaler. Day 10

 b CB/BB

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

Pre- or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension

Budapest Included in your 3-day stay:

• 2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Walking discovery tour of national treasures • English-speaking expert • All transfers From R9,700 per person Single supplement R5,800 Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Budapest.

Basarbovo Rock Monastery, Bulgaria

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Cruise includes:

Grand European Discovery

Travel

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

Cologne to Vienna / 15 days

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

2 countries 13 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programmes 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Embrace Europe’s old-world heritage along with its modern wonders on a majestic journey

culinary experiences, such as sampling delicious Franconian wine and hearty German beer. Tradition, history, art and a host of irresistible flavours are yours to discover on one grand journey.

Find inspiration at every turn on this grand journey of discovery from Cologne to Vienna, including an in-depth exploration of Germany’s fascinating Jewish heritage.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Experience artistic treasures at the opulent UNESCOdesignated Würzburg Residence, Vienna’s Belvedere Museum and Melk’s 900-year-old abbey. Let your inner adventurer out with a visit to the BMW Museum and get close to nature through guided activities, including biking through the romantic Tauber Valley and hiking through the Tauberhase vineyards. And throughout your journey, be treated to a host of

Generations Family Programme (select sailings)

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Those longing to explore Germany’s Jewish history, as well as lovers of great art and architecture; food, wine and beer connoisseurs; and nature enthusiasts.

This itinerary features fun-filled adventures and historically significant experiences for families designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

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

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Generations Family Programme on a select July departure

15 days from:

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

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

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R

87,000

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes)


Cologne to Vienna Day Port/City

Day Port/City

1

10 Regensburg

Cologne (embark)

2 Cologne 3

Braubach, cruising the romantic Rhine River

4

Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg (Frankfurt, Wertheim)

5 Würzburg 6 Kitzingen (Rothenburg), cruising the Main River 7 Bamberg

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

8 Nuremberg

Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Vienna to Cologne Day Port/City

1

9 Erlangen (Nuremberg), Bamberg

2 Vienna 3

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

4

Engelhartszell, Passau

10

Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)

11

5 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Straubing

Würzburg, cruising the Main River

12

Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

6 Regensburg

13

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Braubach

7

Cruising the MainDanube Canal, Nuremberg

8 Nuremberg

Melk, Austria

Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R16,000

R18,000

R20,000

R22,000

R8,000

R9,000

R10,000

R11,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

River Ambassador

14* May

R103,500

R118,500

R134,200

R172,500

28 May

R105,000

R120,000

R135,700

R174,000

11* Jun

R106,500

R121,500

R137,200

R175,500

25 Jun

R103,500

R118,500

R134,200

R172,500

9,* 23 ◆ Jul

R102,000

R117,000

R132,700

R171,000

6* Aug

R102,000

R117,000

R132,700

R171,000

20 Aug

R105,000

R120,000

R135,700

R174,000

3* Sep

R114,000

R129,000

R144,700

R183,000

17 Sep

R106,500

R121,500

R137,200

R175,500

1* Oct

R105,000

R120,000

R135,700

R174,000

15 Oct

R97,500

R112,500

R128,200

R166,500

29* Oct

R87,000

R102,000

R117,700

R156,000

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare

Day Port/City

Vienna (embark)

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 186. *On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Cologne. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R48,700 applies for single accommodation and is subject ◆ Generations Family Programme on this date. to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

14 Cologne 15

Cologne (disembark), transfer to the airport

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European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam / 15 days

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewels Indulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to countless UNESCO World Heritage sites. From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube”, to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes”, to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of 76

Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerised. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey tantalise your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with the regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten path gems.

Who will enjoy this cruise Travellers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine. The Monarch Collection (select sailings) Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.


Cruise includes: Travel

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess, imperial River Duchess, elegant River Empress or regal River Queen All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

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

4 countries 12 days of 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” programmes 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 Monarch Collection on select summer departures

15 days from:

105,000

Budapest to Amsterdam Day Port/City

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

Amsterdam to Budapest Day Port/City

1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Cologne 3 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 4 Frankfurt 5 Wertheim 6 Würzburg 7 Cruising the Main River, Rothenburg 8 Bamberg 9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal Kelheim, Regensburg 10 11 Passau, cruising the Danube River 12 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Engelhartszell, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) 13 Vienna 14 Budapest 15 Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport Cruise Start Dates

26* Apr 3,* 10, 15,* 24,* 29, 31 May 7 ■, 14,* 21 ■ * Jun 5, 12, 19 ■,* 26* Jul

2 ■, 2,* 16, 16 ■,* 23, 30, 30* Aug 6,* 13, 13,* 27 Sep 4, 11,* 18,* 25 Oct 1 Nov

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*On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Budapest. Please visit uniworld. com for reverse itinerary.

Per person, twin share, cruise only (including port charges & taxes)

Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria  ▶ Passau, Germany

The Monarch Collection on these dates.

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Budapest to Amsterdam / 15 days

European Jewels

Day 1

 b e D

Budapest Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 5 Day 2

 u b BB  L  WD

 u b BB  L D

Budapest

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour or

Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen

exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest by bike

“Village Day” with exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit

Choose one of three ways to savour the beauty of Budapest: a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including Castle Hill; do as the locals do; or on an active exploration with biking on a “Green Budapest” tour. Enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, where you can sample fine local wine, along with a vineyard hike. Alternatively, you can visit the Melk Abbey and its extraordinary library.

Day 3

  BB  L D

Cruising the Danube River Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic cruising. Day 4

 u b BB  L D

Vienna Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive

“Vienna, City of Arts” tour

Get acquainted with Vienna’s treasure trove of imperial gems on a city tour with a visit to Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace. If you prefer to experience the city’s artistic gems, join an art tour, featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere.

Day 6

  BB  L D

 b BB  L D

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour or WWII historical tour with Documentation Centre

Once in Nuremberg, join either a city tour or a tour focusing on significant WWII sites. Note: We are only permitted to see Courtroom 600 during trial breaks.

Day 9

 u b BB  L D

Bamberg, cruising the Main River

Featured Excursions: A “trifecta” of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour or city tour with old town walk or exclusive guided “Go Active”

Featured Excursions: Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour or exclusive Franconian “Village Day”

Bavarian river bike ride

Discover Passau with a variety of choices, either on an intimate walking tour, panoramic city tour or via a “Go Active” choice with a ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube and into the heart of Passau.

City dwellers will wish to discover Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and country dwellers will wish to experience a Franconian village outing. Day 10

 u b BB  L D

Würzburg (Rothenburg) Day 7

 u b BB  L D

Regensburg Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour or “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit or BMW factory visit or exclusive guided “Go Active” bird’s-eye view of

Discover Germany’s best-preserved medieval city on a walking tour; visit a Bavarian hops farm; or tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

Day 8

Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau

Regensburg

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Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we’ll visit the Audi factory. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you’ll see the Audi museum.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Residence visit or Rothenburg and Weikersheim village & castle tour

Art lovers will want to visit the Würzburg Residence, and fairytale lovers will want to go to Rothenburg and Weikersheim, where you’ll visit a grand palace. Day 11

 b BB  L D

Wertheim Featured Excursion: Wertheim walking tour with

pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate

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


Stroll through Wertheim’s historic centre and enjoy a private wine tasting and pretzel making with a baker. Day 12

 b BB  L D

Frankfurt Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt city tour or

exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour

Get an overview of modern-day Frankfurt as well as its charming Old Town, or experience Frankfurt as a local. Day 13

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Rüdesheim, Germany

R18,000

R18,000

R20,000

R22,000

R8,000

R8,000

R9,000

R9,000

R10,000

R11,000

Port Charges Included

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R129,000 R133,500 R135,000 R132,000 R132,000 R132,000 R138,000 R141,000 R139,500 R135,000 R130,500 R135,000 R132,000 R132,000 R132,000 R141,000 R139,500 R135,000 R129,000 R132,000 R138,000 R141,000 R135,000

R135,000 R139,500 R141,000 R138,000 R138,000 R138,000 R144,000 R147,000 R145,500 R141,000 R136,500 R141,000 R138,000 R138,000 R138,000 R147,000 R145,500 R141,000 R135,000 R138,000 R144,000 R147,000 R141,000

R150,000 R154,500 R156,000 R153,000 R153,000 R153,000 R159,000 R162,000 R160,500 R156,000 R151,500 R156,000 R153,000 R153,000 R153,000 R162,000 R160,500 R156,000 R150,000 R153,000 R159,000 R162,000 R156,000

R180,000 R184,500 R186,000 R183,000 R183,000 R183,000 R189,000 R192,000 R190,500 R186,000 R181,500 R186,000 R183,000 R183,000 R183,000 R192,000 R190,500 R186,000 R180,000 R183,000 R189,000 R192,000 R186,000

River Duchess

River Empress

River Queen

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on pages 184, 180, 182 and 174. *On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. ■ The Monarch Collection on these dates. Single supplement R55,500 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

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

R16,000

Category 5

Museum Ludwig

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

R16,000

R105,000 R109,500 R111,000 R108,000 R108,000 R108,000 R114,000 R117,000 R115,500 R111,000 R106,500 R111,000 R108,000 R108,000 R108,000 R117,000 R115,500 R111,000 R105,000 R108,000 R114,000 R117,000 R111,000

Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour with choice of cathedral or Kölsch beer tasting or

Depart Amsterdam

Suite

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

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Category 1

Start Date

Cologne

Day 15

Category 2

River Princess

Musical Instrument Museum

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Category 3

Ships

Featured Excursions: Choice of gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument or Siegfried’s Mechanical

Day 14

Category 4

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River

Experience Rüdesheim from above on a cable car ride over Rheingau vineyards or visit a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. Later, cruise through the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine.

Category 5

Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

Amsterdam

Budapest

Included in your 3-day stay:

Included in your 3-day stay:

• 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Amsterdam by canal with Rijksmuseum visit • English-speaking expert • All transfers

• 2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Discovery walk of national treasures • English-speaking expert • All transfers

From R14,900 per person Single supplement R7,200 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

From R9,700 per person Single supplement R5,800 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Budapest. For more information about this itinerary, visit uniworld.com / 79 uniworld.com  /  79


Cruise/tour includes:

Portraits of Eastern Europe

Travel

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice 2 nights in Prague at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) with breakfast 2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

Prague to Bucharest / 19 days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198) Taste

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

8 countries 14 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do”, “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

An in-depth journey offering fresh new adventures in the Old World Beautifully preserved Prague has enchanted visitors for ages, but it is only a tiny part of this extraordinary voyage through nine nations. Sail past quaint villages and great cities on the glorious Danube, visiting baroque abbeys and medieval cathedrals, tasting fine wines and encountering new cultures. Along the way, you’ll uncover the splendid Habsburg capitals of Vienna and Budapest, as well as the many hidden treasures of Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria. 80

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Travellers seeking to explore famed capitals and storied lands, to meet new people and encounter diverse cultures, will relish their time on this pictureperfect journey. Portraits of Eastern Europe is a combination of: Delightful Danube & Prague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 66 Highlights of Eastern Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 70

6 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures 19 days from:

121,500

R

Per person, twin share, cruise/Tour (including port charges & taxes)


Prague to Bucharest

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

DAY

PORT/CITY

DAY

PORT/CITY

1

Prague

11

Pay in full when booking & SAVE

2

Prague

Budapest, cruising the Danube River Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek)

Deposit when booking & SAVE

3

Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark)

12

4

Cruising the MainDanube Canal, Regensburg

13

Belgrade

14

Cruising the Iron Gates

5

Passau

15

6

Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River

7

16

Spitz (Spitz or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley

8

Vienna

9

Budapest

10

Budapest

17

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Owner's Suite

R16,000

R16,000

R18,000

R18,000

R20,000

R22,000

R28,000

R8,000

R8,000

R9,000

R9,000

R10,000

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R14,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Owner's Suite

River Beatrice

10* Apr

Vidin, cruising the Danube River

R127,500

R138,000

R154,500

R165,000

R177,000

R202,500

R262,500

22 May

R126,000

R136,500

R153,000

R163,500

R175,500

R201,000

R261,000

5* Jun

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo)

R121,500

R132,000

R148,500

R159,000

R171,000

R196,500

R256,500

14 Aug

R132,000

R142,500

R159,000

R169,500

R181,500

R207,000

R267,000

28* Aug

R130,500

R141,000

R157,500

R168,000

R180,000

R205,500

R265,500

25 Sep

R126,000

R136,500

R153,000

R163,500

R175,500

R201,000

R261,000

9* Oct

R121,500

R132,000

R148,500

R159,000

R171,000

R196,500

R256,500

Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest

18

Bucharest

19

Bucharest, transfer to the airport

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PORT/CITY

DAY

PORT/CITY

1

Bucharest

11

2

Bucharest

Budapest, cruising the Danube River,

3

Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark)

12

Cruising the Danube River, Vienna

4

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Ivanovo and Rousse)

13

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Spitz (Spitz or Melk)

14

5

Cruising the Danube River, Vidin

Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau

6

Cruising the Iron Gates

15

Cruising the Danube River, Regensburg

7

Belgrade

16

8

Vukovar (Osijek), cruising the Danube River

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal

17

9

Cruising the Danube River, Budapest

Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague

18

Prague

10

Budapest

19

Prague, transfer to the airport

Passau, Germany

Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 4

Ship

Bucharest to Prague

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Offer expires 31 October 2016

Category 5

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 172. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R63,600 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Prague. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. Note: For guests not going to Prague, deduct R6,000 per person from the cruise/tour price.

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Cruise/tour includes:

Ultimate European Journey

Travel

21-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the imperial River Duchess 2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days

Amsterdam to Bucharest / 24 days

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 23 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 21 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, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water Explore

8 countries 19 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts

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

a dozen towns and villages, with time to explore each. Enjoy numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the castle-dotted Upper Middle Rhine Valley and magnificent Cologne Cathedral.

For centuries, people have dreamed of linking the great rivers of Europe, making it possible to travel by water across the continent between the Black and North seas. Today that dream is a reality. Prepare for the cruise of a lifetime as you travel the length of Europe through nine nations, exploring wonders of the Old World and the New, the East and the West.

From Amsterdam to Bucharest, you’ll visit the best of Europe with its spectacular architecture and stunning history on this truly remarkable journey.

Sail the romantic Rhine, the serene Main and the captivating Danube, witnessing dazzling natural beauty and incomparable architectural feats. Visit no fewer than six capital cities (Amsterdam, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest) and 82

Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do”, “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programmes 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Travellers wishing to discover Europe’s past and present, from west to east, Amsterdam to Bucharest, on one astonishing journey.

Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures

Ultimate European Journey is a combination of: Highlights of Eastern Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 70 European Jewels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 76 Add optional Amsterdam extension . . . . . . . . . . . Page 79

24 days from:

163,500

R

Per person, twin share, cruise/Tour (including port charges & taxes)


Amsterdam to Bucharest Day Port/City

Day Port/City

1 Amsterdam (embark) 2 Cologne Cruising the romantic 3 Rhine River, Rüdesheim 4 Frankfurt 5 Wertheim 6 Würzburg 7 Cruising the Main River, Rothenburg 8 Bamberg 9 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal 10 Kelheim, Regensburg 11 Passau, cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell 12 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Engelhartszell, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

13 Vienna 14 Budapest 15 Budapest Budapest, cruising the 16 Danube River 17 Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek) 18 Belgrade 19 Cruising the Iron Gates 20 Vidin, cruising the Danube River 21 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo) 22 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest 23 Bucharest 24 Bucharest, transfer to the airport

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R18,000

R18,000

R22,000

R22,000

R24,000

R28,000

R9,000

R9,000

R11,000

R11,000

R12,000

R14,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

River Duchess

3, 22* May

R165,000

R180,000

R196,500

R210,000

R228,000

R271,500

14 Jun

R163,500

R178,500

R195,000

R208,500

R226,500

R270,000

3,* 26 Jul

R163,500

R178,500

R195,000

R208,500

R226,500

R270,000

14* Aug

R166,500

R181,500

R198,000

R211,500

R229,500

R273,000

6, 25* Sep

R178,500

R193,500

R210,000

R223,500

R241,500

R285,000

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 180. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Amsterdam. Please Single supplement R88,500 applies for single accommodation and is subject visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

Bucharest to Amsterdam Day Port/City

Day Port/City

1 Bucharest 2 Bucharest 3 Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark) 4 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Ivanovo and Rousse) 5 Cruising the Danube River, Vidin 6 Cruising the Iron Gates 7 Belgrade 8 Vukovar (Osijek), cruising the Danube River 9 Cruising the Danube River, Budapest 10 Budapest 11 Budapest 12 Cruising the Danube River 13 Vienna

14

Danube River, Serbia

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) 15 Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau 16 Regensburg 17 Cruising the MainDanube Canal, Nuremberg 18 Bamberg, cruising the Main River 19 Würzburg (Rothenburg) 20 Wertheim 21 Frankfurt 22 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River 23 Cologne 24 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport For more information about this itinerary, visit uniworld.com / 83 uniworld.com  /  83


Discover the bounty of Italian Renaissance treasures

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. Get an insider’s look at stylish Milan’s many treasures—including Da Vinci’s famed The Last Supper—before heading to enchanting Verona, the home of literature’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet. But Verona’s not just famous for its lovers; the province is also home to one of Italy’s most prolific wine regions—Valpolicella. Then it’s off to romantic Venice and its neighbouring islands—Burano, with its colourful fishermen’s cottages, and Mazzorbo, where the time-honoured Dorona grape variety has been planted to yield the noble Prosecco. The adventure continues with stops in Chioggia, a charming coastal village; Bologna, Italy’s culinary capital; Padua, a great centre of learning; and Ferrara, “Italy’s best-kept secret”. If you have a little more time to spend, extend your trip to include Florence and Rome on our 15-day “Splendours of Italy” itinerary. You’ll travel from Northern Italy to the beautiful Tuscan countryside, visiting delightful enotecas, Tuscan wine estates, Florence’s Accademia Gallery and the eternal city of Rome.

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▶ Venice,

Italy

Po River & the Venice Lagoon


“Uniworld did not just show us Venice, it created memories for us”. Peggie Gems of Northern Italy

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Gems of Northern Italy Milan to Venice / 10 Days

Uncover the extraordinary hidden treasures of Venice and Northern Italy Encounter unforgettable sights on this odyssey through Northern Italy that begins in Milan, home to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and ends in legendary Venice, the “Queen of the Adriatic”. These two iconic cities bookend an exploration of Northern Italy that rewards the curious traveller with amazing experiences in Verona, Padua, Bologna and Ferrara. Travel from dynamic Milan to romantic Venice. Soak up the enchantment of “The City of Water” 86

and three outer-lying Venetian islands, Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Be treated to an exclusive evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica. Discover the charm of seaside Chioggia loved by fishermen and artists alike. Enjoy a multicourse lunch complete with wine pairings at a historic wine estate in Valpolicella. Explore medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus; “bountiful” Bologna; Verona, the famed city of Romeo and Juliet; and UNESCOdesignated Ferrara. Each of these enchanting locales is yours to uncover on the “Gems of Northern Italy”.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Romantics, connoisseurs of food and wine and lovers of art and architecture. Experienced travellers looking to explore the hidden gems of Northern Italy. Generations Family Programme (select sailings) Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.


Cruise/tour includes:

Milan to Venice

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess

1 Milan 2 Milan

2 nights in Milan at Starhotel Rosa Grand (or similar) with breakfast

3

All transfers on arrival and departure days

4 Venice

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

5

Chioggia (Padua)

6

Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

7

Taglio di Po, Chioggia

8

Venice Islands (Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello), Venice

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, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water Explore

1 country 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programmes 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions

Milan, Verona (Valpolicella), transfer to Venice (embark)

9 Venice 10

Venice (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

31 Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30◆ Jun 7◆, 14, 21, 28◆ Jul 4◆, 11, 18, 25 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 3 Nov Generations Family Programme on these dates.

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “La Serenissima: The Lagoon of Venice” Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

10 days from:

R

56,200

Per person, twin share, cruise/Tour (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Milan, Italy  ▶ Venice, Italy

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Milan to Venice / 10 Days

Gems of Northern Italy

Day 1

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Milan Arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport, where you will be transferred to your hotel. Day 2

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Milan Featured Excursions: Milan city tour with visit to

Da Vinci’s The Last Supper

Milan, known the world over for its high-end fashion and dazzling bounty of artistic landmarks, provides the perfect starting point for your Italian adventure. Admire the grand Gothic Duomo in the heart of the city centre and then come face-to-face with Leonardo da Vinci’s magnificent fresco The Last Supper housed at the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent. Day 3

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Milan, Verona (Valpolicella), Venice (embark) Featured Excursions: Verona, “City of Romeo and

Juliet”, and exclusive Valpolicella wine estate lunch

En route to Venice, stop in Verona—home to Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. From Verona, journey on to an exclusive wine tasting and multicourse lunch at the Serego Alighieri estate, which belongs to descendants of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy’s most famous poets. Once in magical Venice, board the River Countess where you’ll begin your exploration of the “Queen of the Adriatic”.

Day 4

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UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

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Venice

Chioggia (Padua)

Featured Excursions: Venice walking discovery tour,

Featured Excursions: Choice of Padua walking discovery tour or Chioggia walking discovery tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike tour of

Murano glassmaking, a time-honoured Venetian tradition, and exclusive evening opening of St. Mark’s Basilica

Wind through Venice’s labyrinthine back lanes as you get an up-close view of the city’s residential heart as well as such legendary locations as the Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge. Be treated to a Murano glassmaking demonstration at Arti Veneziane alla Giudecca Glass Factory, where a skilled glassmaker demonstrates the timeless art of turning liquid silica into priceless figures. Cap the day off with an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experience at an afterhours lighting ceremony inside St. Mark’s Basilica without the crowds. Return to the ship for a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: It is not always possible to arrange after-hours visits to St. Mark’s Basilica. If religious functions or festivities are taking place in the evening, we will visit during regular hours.

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Day 5

Chioggia’s beaches

Admire the magnificent views of “The Floating City’s” greatest sights, including the Grand Canal, as your ship departs Venice and sails the lagoon for Chioggia. For those who wish to travel further back in time, an exploration of one of the oldest cities in Northern Italy, Padua, is the perfect choice. This medieval walled city is home to Italy’s second-oldest university, established in 1222, the frescoes by Giotto in its Scrovegni Chapel and the vast 13th-century Basilica of St. Anthony, a pilgrimage site. Or if you prefer to discover Chioggia, often referred to as “Little Venice”, you can with a discovery tour; for those who wish for a more active day, you can bicycle along the beaches of Chioggia.

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


Day 6

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara) Featured Excursions: Choice of full day excursion

to Bologna with exclusive pasta-making workshop with lunch or half day excursion to Ferrara with lunch onboard

Bologna is a food lover’s paradise with unmatched speciality food stores and halls featuring locally made mortadella, handmade tortellini, luscious balsamic vinegar from nearby Modena, ham from Parma and great rounds of Parmesan cheese. Participate in a pasta-making workshop and then enjoy lunch at one of Bologna’s most celebrated restaurants. For lovers of art, spend a half day in Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a hidden Renaissance treasure with a long history of art founded on the sponsorship of the noble Renaissance family of d’Este. Day 7

Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R8,000

R8,000

R12,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R4,000

R4,000

R6,000

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

River Countess

31 Mar

R56,200

R60,700

R67,400

R71,900

R82,400

R97,400

Featured Excursions: Chioggia with choice of market

visit with lunch onboard OR mussel harvesting experience

There’s no better place to indulge in Italy’s famed frutti di mare than Chioggia, a colorful fishing village on the Venice Lagoon. Stroll through the town’s bustling fish market with a guide. Or head via small boat to a casone (fisherman’s hut on stilts in the middle of the lagoon) to experience how local fishermen harvest mussels.

Venice Islands (Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello), Venice

Category 3

Ship

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 b BB D

Category 4

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share

Taglio di Po, Chioggia

Day 8

Category 5

7, 14 Apr

R57,700

R62,200

R68,900

R73,400

R83,900

R98,900

21, 28 Apr

R63,700

R68,200

R74,900

R79,400

R89,900

R104,900

5, 12, 19, 26 May

R65,200

R69,700

R76,400

R80,900

R91,400

R106,400

2, 9, 16 Jun

R63,700

R68,200

R74,900

R79,400

R89,900

R104,900

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R65,200

R71,900

R76,400

R86,900

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R60,700

R65,200

R71,900

R76,400

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R65,200

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R69,700

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R68,200

R72,700

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R71,200

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R82,400

R92,900

R107,900

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R65,200

R69,700

R76,400

R80,900

R91,400

R106,400

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R63,700

R68,200

R74,900

R79,400

R89,900

R104,900

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R60,700

R65,200

R71,900

R76,400

R86,900

R101,900

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R59,200

R63,700

R70,400

R74,900

R85,400

R100,400

3 Nov

R56,200

R60,700

R67,400

R71,900

R82,400

R97,400

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. ◆ Generations Family Programme on these dates. Please see ship information on page 178. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. For guests not going to Milan, deduct R9,000 per person from the cruise/tour price. Single supplement R30,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

Featured Excursion: Full day “The Magical Islands of

Venice”—colourful Burano with lace making, peaceful Mazzorbo with wine tasting and Torcello with its Byzantine mosaics

Spend the day exploring the Venice Lagoon and three of its entrancing islands. Stroll through Burano with its rainbow of colourful homes, and visit a lace-making atelier. While on Mazzorbo, be treated to a very special wine tasting from a salt-water-tolerant heirloom grape, Dorona, which has been planted here to yield a luscious golden wine. Before heading back to Venice, visit Torcello, home to spectacular Byzantine mosaics depicting the Last Judgment in the seventh-century Cathedral of Santa Maria Dell’Assunta. ◀

Burano, Italy

Day 9

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Day 10

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Venice

Depart Venice

Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour or “Venetian Painters at

Disembark the ship and transfer to Venice Marco Polo International Airport for your flight home.

the Accademia” tour with art-historian guide

Get a feel for daily life in Venice with a guided stroll through the bustling Rialto Market, or tour the renowned Accademia Gallery with an art historian. Celebrate your last night onboard at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

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Cruise/tour includes: Travel

Splendours of Italy

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess 2 nights in Milan at the Starhotel Rosa Grand (or similar) with breakfast 2 nights in Florence at the Hotel Montebello Splendid (or similar) with breakfast

Milan to Rome / 15 Days

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 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water Explore

1 country 13 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

Embrace la dolce vita on a culturally rich journey through beautiful Italia

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

Italy’s myriad splendours are known the world over, and you’ll encounter your first of many in Milan, where you’ll see Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Then delve into the luminous architectural and artistic highlights of water-bound Venice and discover Northern Italy’s gems: Verona, Padua, Bologna and Ferrara.

Art lovers who want to trace the Renaissance treasures from Italy’s most famous cities—Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan.

Then 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 end to your Italian 90

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour

Generations Family Programme (select sailings) Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

7 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “La Serenissima: The Lagoon of Venice” Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

15 days from:

R

96,700

Per person, twin share, cruise/Tour (including port charges & taxes)


Milan to Rome

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 5

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Suite

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R12,000

R16,000

R16,000

R18,000

R22,000

R6,000

R6,000

R8,000

R8,000

R9,000

R11,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

River Countess

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

For more details on Days 1-9 of this   Milan cruise/tour itinerary, see pages 86–89.   Milan   Milan, Verona (Valpolicella),

transfer to Venice (embark)

Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

  Venice   Chioggia (Padua)   Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)   Taglio di Po, Chioggia, Venice   Venice Islands (Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello), Venice

Day 9 Day 10

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Venice (disembark), transfer to Florence Featured Excursion: Guided Accademia Gallery tour

with visit to Michelangelo’s David

Gain deeper insight into why Michelangelo’s David is the world’s most famous statue at Accademia Gallery. Day 11

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Florence

Start Date

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River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. ◆ Generations Family Programme on these dates. Please see ship information on page 178. Prices listed are per person based on twin share.   For guests not going to Milan, deduct R9,000 per person from the cruise/tour price. Single supplement R51,700 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

Day 12

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Florence, transfer to Rome Featured Excursion: Chianti tasting and lunch at

Castello di Verrazzano wine estate

En route to Rome stop at the beautiful Castello di Verrazzano, producer of high-quality Chianti Classico, and be treated to a wine tasting and homemade lunch. When you arrive in Rome, join your host for a guided stroll through the heart of baroque Rome. Day 13

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Featured Excursion: “Architectural Treasures of

Rome

Renaissance Florence” walking discovery tour

Featured Excursion: “Imperial Rome and the Heart

Uncover Florence’s Renaissance gems, including the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Flower, the Uffizi and Signoria Plaza, and across the Arno River to the Palazzo Pitti, a palace once home to the Medici family.

of the City” discovery tour

Rome, Italy

inside the Colosseum and then stroll through the heart of the city from Piazza Navona to the dometopped Pantheon—an architectural masterpiece.

Your panoramic tour showcases Rome’s most iconic sights, including Nazionale Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica, Capitoline Hill and the Forum. Venture

Day 14

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Rome Featured Excursion: Guided Vatican Museums and

Sistine Chapel visit

St. Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s sublime Sistine Chapel frescoes are just two of the wondrous sights awaiting you on your guided tour of the Vatican Museums. Day 15

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Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most beloved and beguiling destinations

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

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▶ Provence

region, France

The Seine, Rhône, Saône, Garonne, Gironde & Dordogne Rivers


“Uniworld managed to anticipate our every need . . . They even anticipated things we didn’t know we needed!” Carol Grand France

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Paris & Impressions of the Seine Paris to Paris / 10 days

New for 2017

Discover the inspiration for countless works of art From Paris’s historic Montmartre to the vistas of the Alabaster Coast and countless precious gems in between, this wonderfully paced cruise provides the perfect blend of scenic daytime sailing with exhilarating onshore excursions. The intersection of art and nature unfolds as you sail along the serene Seine through the countryside immortalised by so many great artists, exploring the towns and seascapes made famous by the impressionists, including Le Havre, which is often referred to as the birthplace of impressionism. Stroll through the village of 94

Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh lived his final months and immortalised some of his most famous works on his canvases. While in Rouen, visit the stunning Gothic cathedral immortalised by Monet on his canvases and at his beloved home in Giverny, where you’ll see the familiar Japanese bridge and water garden that inspired his work. Travel to Honfleur, a charming French harbour town favoured as an artistic backdrop by artists such as Courbet and Monet. Visit two world-class museums, Rouen’s Museum of Fine Art and Paris’s Orsay Museum, along with Montmartre, once home to Pissarro, Degas, Matisse, Renoir and Picasso, to name just a few, during the 1800s.

You will also have countless other choices to discover this inspiring region. Walk the historic beaches of Normandy; travel along the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route, visiting two of the most beautiful medieval monasteries; and go to Château de Bizy, often referred to as the “Versailles of Normandy”. All of this and so much more, on one unforgettable, awe-inspiring journey that you won’t want to miss. Who will enjoy this cruise Artists and art historians will revel in Northern France’s beautiful countryside made famous by countless artists. And all Francophiles will embrace the indelible magic of Paris.


Cruise includes:

Paris to Paris

Travel

Day Port/City

9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

1

Paris (embark)

2 Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Auvers-sur-Oise or Versailles) 3

Vernon, Les Andelys

4 Caudebec-en-Caux (Étretat and Le Havre or Saint-Wandrille-Rançon)

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

5 Caudebec-en-Caux (Beuvron-en-Auge and Honfleur or Normandy Beaches)

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

6 Rouen

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

7

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

Explore

Vernon (Giverny)

8 Paris 9 Paris 10

1 country

Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport

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

Cruise Start Dates

Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

3, 12, 21, 30 May

3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

5, 14, 23 Jul

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

1, 10, 19, 28 Aug

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

6, 15, 24 Sep

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

8 Nov

6, 15, 24 Apr 8, 17, 26 Jun

3, 12, 21, 30 Oct

Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Seine River in Impressionist Paintings”

10 days from:

R

60,000

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Étretat, France  ▶ Paris, France

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Paris to Paris / 10 Days

Paris & Impressions of the Seine NEW FOR 2017 Day 1

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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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Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Auvers-sur-Oise or Versailles) Featured Excursions: Choice of “Follow Vincent van Gogh’s Footsteps” in Auvers-sur-Oise or exclusive guided “Go Active” at Versailles’ legendary gardens

While Vincent van Gogh spent only two months in Auvers-sur-Oise, he was astonishingly prolific, painting more than 70 paintings. Soak up his spirit as you trace his footsteps to the places he captured in his paintings and visit the cemetery where he and his beloved brother, Theo, are buried side by side. For those wishing for a more active experience in a royal setting, row a boat on the Grand Canal of the legendary gardens of Le Notre designed for the Sun King at Versailles. Spend the evening at the festive Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Vernon, Les Andelys

Day 4

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Caudebec-en-Caux (Étretat and Le Havre or Saint-Wandrille-Rançon) Featured Excursions: Choice of “Vistas of the Alabaster Coast” or “Highlights of Normandy’s Abbey Route”

Majestic views will be plentiful as you travel along the Alabaster Coast to UNESCO-designated Le Havre, cradle of the impressionist movement, and Étretat with its exceptional natural beauty and dramatic cliffs. Be inspired by these landscapes made famous by the great impressionists who painted them, including Monet. If you wish to experience a different kind of artistic beauty, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to two of the most beautiful monasteries—the ruins of Jumièges and St. Wandrille, still home to a community of Benedictine monks.

Featured Excursions: Exclusive guided “Go Active”

Vernon bike ride to Château de Bizy and hike to Château Gaillard

Fall in love with the inspiring countryside as you bike through the historic riverside town of Vernon to the Château de Bizy. Discover its many charms, including the park with sculpted fountains. Back onboard, set sail along the Seine to Les Andelys—a place of inspiration for many artists. Hike up to Château Gaillard to take in those same inspiring views.

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Day 5

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Caudebec-en-Caux (Beuvron-en-Auge and Honfleur or Normandy Beaches*) Featured Excursions: Choice of Cider Route to

Beuvron-en-Auge and Honfleur walking discovery tour or full day Normandy Beaches

Discover Normandy’s idyllic countryside along with some of its many famous gems in one of two ways. For foodies and art history enthusiasts, you’ll wish to travel the Cider Route, learning about the cider and brandy

making traditions en route to Beuvron-en-Auge, an archetypal Norman village. You’ll get to sample some of the delicious local products, including the cider and brandy, before visiting enchanting Honfleur, where the impressionist painters came to capture the beauty of the old port. For WWll history buffs, a visit to historic Arromanches and the D-Day landing beaches is a must. Watch a fascinating documentary at Arromanches 360° Circular Theatre. Walk the very beaches that saw the greatest battles—among them Omaha Beach—and pay tribute to the thousands who lost their lives at the American cemetery. *Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at the Normandy Beaches.

Day 6

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Rouen Featured Excursions: Choice of Rouen walking discovery tour or Monet’s Rouen and Museum of

Fine Arts

Victor Hugo called Rouen the city with a hundred bell towers—and the most famous is Notre Dame, which you’ll visit, along with the Renaissance clock tower, and the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. For those who wish to gain a more indepth understanding of Monet’s Rouen, join an art expert to see the city as Monet saw it, and then visit the Museum of Fine Arts, home to one of the largest collections from the great impressionists.

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


Day 7

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Vernon (Giverny) Featured Excursion: Monet’s Giverny

Visit Monet’s beloved home and gardens in Giverny, the source of inspiration for some of his greatest works of art for over 40 years.

Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Note: Giverny will be closed during the 30 October and 8 November cruise departure dates. Instead of Giverny, guests will tour Château de Versailles.

Day 8

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Paris Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour or

exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Le Marais walking tour, and “Heart of Paris” cruise at night

Get an unforgettable look at the heart of Paris and its famous sights on a panoramic tour. If you prefer to experience the city as a Parisian, then join a lively tour to the historic and trendy Marais district, including its Jewish neighbourhood. During the evening before the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner, take a scenic cruise under the many bridges spanning the Seine to get a waterfront view of the splendid palaces and historic buildings lining the river. Day 9

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Suite

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R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

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Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 3

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Suite

River Baroness

6 Apr

R66,000

R76,500

R87,700

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R69,000

R79,500

R90,700

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R72,000

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R72,000

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R82,500

R93,700

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R69,000

R79,500

R90,700

R114,700

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R60,000

R70,500

R81,700

R105,700

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 188. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R34,500 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application.

Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

Paris Featured Excursions: Orsay Museum and Montmartre

artist village

It’s only befitting to end your “Paris & Impressions of the Seine” cruise with two artistically and culturally rich experiences. Visit the Orsay Museum, where you’ll see some of the most famous impressionist and postimpressionist masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne and countless others. You’ll then venture to Montmartre, a designated historic area that was home to Pissarro, Degas, Renoir and Picasso, to name just a few, during the 1800s. Its enchanting character and village-like charm are on full display as you wander through the streets to Sacré-Coeur Basilica and to Place du Tertre. Day 10

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Depart Paris Disembark the ship and transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home. ◀

Giverny, France  ▶ Honfleur, France

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Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris / 8 Days

A journey steeped in wonder Cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches. Normandy has been the setting for many battles over the centuries, including the D-Day invasion of WWII, and the Normandy Beaches mean different things to different people, so you’ll have a rare choice to visit several of its historic beaches and sites, such as Utah and Omaha beaches, Juno Beach, or the famous 11th-century tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings. 98

Experience a different side of Northern France’s history with a choice to tour two majestic palaces, Versailles, once home to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, or Château de Malmaison, once home to Napoleon’s first empress, Josephine. See the best of Paris in one of three ways via the “Heart of Paris” cruise and city tour, an exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” tour or an exclusive guided “Go Active” bike tour. There are plenty of opportunities to take part in more active experiences, such as golfing at Rouen’s Mont-Saint-Aignan and at Sainte-Mère-Église in Étretat, perched on the cliff high above the sea, making playing golf here a memorable experience and visual feast.

Who will enjoy this cruise History buffs will be fascinated by D-Day sites and Rouen where Joan of Arc was martyred. Connoisseur Collection (select sailings) Discover why UNESCO declared French cuisine a “world intangible heritage” with visits to the famous La Couronne restaurant, where Julia Child had her first French meal, and a Normandy apple orchard. These are only a few highlights you’ll enjoy on your culinary journey. Generations Family Programme (select sailings) Share the allure of France with the special young people in your life with historically rich experiences designed to spark lifelong learning.


Cruise includes:

Paris to Paris

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre

1

Paris (embark)

2

Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

3 Rouen 4 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat) 5 Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

6 Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

7 Paris

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

8

Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Dates Explore

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr

1 country

7, 14, 21, 28 May

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

4, 11, 18 , 25◆ Jun

2◆, 9◆, 16 , 23 , 30 Jul

Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

3, 10, 17, 24 Sep

• • • 6•, 13•, 20, 27 Aug

2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

5 Nov

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

Generations Family Programme on these dates. Connoisseur Collection on these dates.

Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Changing History: Operation Overlord” Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

8 days from:

R

47,200

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Normandy, France  ▶ Honfleur, France

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PARIS TO PARIS / 8 DAYS

Paris & Normandy

Day 1

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D

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

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BB L WD

Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys FEATuRED ExCuRSIOnS: Choice of Monet’s Giverny OR

exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride to Giverny and hike to Château Gaillard

Monet often painted the little riverside town of Vernon, your port of call, so you are likely to recognise scenes the master rendered in oils on your way to his home in Giverny. You have a choice as to how you wish to journey to his home where he lived and worked for more than 40 years—via a short bus ride or by bike. Once there, you’ll discover how Monet immortalised his home and gardens in his paintings. Later, cruise along the peaceful Seine to Les Andelys, where you may wish to hike up to Château Gaillard, Richard the Lionheart’s 12th-century stronghold, offering inspiring views of the Seine. Cap the day off at the festive Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala dinner. Note: Giverny will be closed during the 29 October and 5 November cruise departure dates. Instead of Giverny, guests will visit the gardens of Versailles.

Day 3

BB L D

Rouen

Note: Golf excursions are open to a limited number of golfers.

Day 4

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BB L D

Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat) FEATuRED ExCuRSIOn: Choice of Honfleur walking tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” golfing in Étretat

Travel through bucolic Calvados countryside to Honfleur, an enchanting seaside town. You’ll soon discover why impressionist painters came to paint its inspiring scenery. For those who want to continue their French golf experience, you’ll want to go play at Golf d’Étretat, perched on the clifftops more than 45 metres above the sea, making playing golf here both a memorable experience and visual feast.

You decide how you wish to experience it. For those wishing to visit the American airborne forces’ landing beaches, you’ll want to go to the historic Utah and Omaha beaches, along with Pointe du Hoc, one of the strategic strong points between the two beaches. You’ll also visit Sainte-Mère-Église, which became the first town in France to be liberated, and its airborne museum. If you prefer to go to the Canadian landing beaches, journey to Juno Beach, where the 3rd Canadian infantry division came ashore; you’ll see the exhibit at the Canadian Centre. And for those who wish to see an astonishing millennium-old textile listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, you’ll wish to travel to Bayeux to view the famous 11th-century tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings. All groups will meet later in the day at the American Cemetery and Memorial honouring US soldiers. While here, you are welcome to participate in a special remembrance ceremony that includes a wreath laying, the American national anthem and a moment of silence.

Note: Golf excursions are open to a limited number of golfers.

FEATuRED ExCuRSIOn: Choice of Rouen gourmet walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active”

golfing at Rouen’s Mont-Saint-Aignan

Victor Hugo called Rouen the city with a hundred bell towers—and easily the most famous is the one rising above Notre Dame Cathedral, which you’ll visit. You will also see the Renaissance clock tower and the bronze cross marking the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Your tour includes stops to 100

sample some delicacies of Normandy, including white cider and Camembert. For a more active experience, you have a choice to go golfing at Rouen’s Mont-SaintAignan, just minutes from the city. This 18-hole course offers both veterans and beginners the chance to play in a beautiful setting surrounded by woods.

u UNESCO Site

b Motorcoach

e Embark/Disembark

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Day 6

BB D

BB L FD

Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

Rouen (normandy Beaches) FEATuRED ExCuRSIOnS: Choice of Utah and Omaha beaches, Sainte-Mère-Église OR Juno Beach OR Bayeux,

and Arromanches and the American Cemetery

Normandy has been the setting for many battles over the centuries, including the D-Day invasion of WWll. CB/BB Continental Breakfast/Buffet

u b

L Lunch

D Dinner

FEATuRED ExCuRSIOnS: Choice of Palace of Versailles OR Château de Malmaison

Dock in Mantes-la-Jolie, gateway to either an excursion to Versailles or Château de Malmaison. Versailles set the standard for opulence, not just in the 17th century but for the succeeding centuries as well. Tour the royal

WD Welcome Gala Dinner

FD Farewell Gala Dinner


apartments, which still look much as they did when Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette fled in 1789. Marvel at the magnificent Hall of Mirrors and walk through some of the fountain-filled gardens. Château de Malmaison, once home to Napoleon’s first empress, Josephine, is filled with Empire-style furnishings, thanks to the keen eye of young Josephine. Here the empress entertained in elegance and created gardens that were world famous in her day. Cap your royal day off with the festive Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 7

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Paris Featured Excursions: Choice of “Heart of Paris” cruise and city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or exclusive guided

“Go Active” Seine riverbank bike ride

Hemingway called Paris a moveable feast: Once you’ve experienced it, you will take it with you wherever you go. You have three choices for how you wish to experience the city. If you are experiencing Paris for the first time, you may wish to take a cruise along the Seine for an unforgettable look at the heart of Paris from the water and continue on a panoramic tour to see the City of Light’s most famous sights, with a stop at the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens. For those who wish to experience Paris as a true Parisian, join the “Do as the Locals Do” tour. Take the Métro to the Île de la Cité, the historic centre of Paris, and the great cathedral of Notre Dame. An expert in the history and architecture of this magnificent cathedral is your guide as you explore both inside and out. After you’ve admired Notre Dame’s stained glass, flying buttresses and idiosyncratic gargoyles, cross the Archbishop’s Bridge to the Left Bank and the Latin Quarter. Wander through the narrow streets where for centuries artists, writers, philosophers and the Sorbonne’s students have lived and worked, argued politics, painted, sipped absinthe and lived the bohemian lifestyle for which the district is famous. And for those who prefer a more active exploration of the city, hop on a bicycle for a guided ride along the Seine.

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Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

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R6,000

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R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

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All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

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Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

S.S. Joie de Vivre

2 Apr

R47,200

R55,400

R67,400

R71,900

R80,900

R104,900

R136,400

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R50,200

R58,400

R70,400

R74,900

R83,900

R107,900

R139,400

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R54,700

R62,900

R74,900

R79,400

R88,400

R112,400

R143,900

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R60,700

R68,900

R80,900

R85,400

R94,400

R118,400

R149,900

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R65,200

R73,400

R85,400

R89,900

R98,900

R122,900

R154,400

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R66,700

R74,900

R86,900

R91,400

R100,400

R124,400

R155,900

4, 11, 18 , 25 ◆ Jun

R65,200

R73,400

R85,400

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R98,900

R122,900

R154,400

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R154,400

R66,700

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• 2 , 9 , 16 , 23 , 30 Jul •• 6 , 13 Aug • • 20, 27 Aug ◆

3, 10, 17 Sep

R69,700

R77,900

R89,900

R94,400

R103,400

R127,400

24 Sep

R68,200

R76,400

R88,400

R92,900

R101,900

R125,900

R157,400

1, 8 Oct

R66,700

R74,900

R86,900

R91,400

R100,400

R124,400

R155,900

15, 22 Oct

R65,200

R73,400

R85,400

R89,900

R98,900

R122,900

R154,400

29 Oct

R53,200

R61,400

R73,400

R77,900

R86,900

R110,900

R142,400

5 Nov

R51,700

R59,900

R71,900

R76,400

R85,400

R109,400

R140,900

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 164. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R31,500 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application.

Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. Family Programme on these dates.  Connoisseur Collection on these dates. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. ◆ Generations

Pre-Cruise Extension

Paris Included in your 3-day stay:

Depart Paris

• 2 nights at the Westin Paris Vendôme (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Opera Garnier walking discovery tour • English-speaking expert • All transfers

Disembark the ship and transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

From R19,900 per person Single supplement R12,300 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin in Paris.

Day 8

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Paris, France

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Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux Bordeaux to Bordeaux / 8 Days

Discover the proud legacy of one of the world’s most acclaimed wine regions From its noble châteaux to its breathtaking estuary, Bordeaux is an oenophile’s paradise and every traveller’s dream. Sail three stunning rivers—the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde—on one amazing journey. Savour the unique heritage of southwest France, from delightful Pauillac, the gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, to elegant Bordeaux, the “Pearl of the Aquitaine”, as the region is also known. Explore Saint-Émilion’s astonishing

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12th-century Monolithic Church, and enjoy the beautiful Médoc vineyards on a bicycle. Throughout your journey, be treated to a grand display of culinary magic. Taste regional delights and delve deeply into the region’s exalted wines. Taste lovely Médoc vintages; visit the cellars of Premier Grand Cru in Saint-Émilion, where you’ll savour the world’s most highly rated wines; and embark upon a study of Sauternes, meeting the winemakers and enjoying a wine-pairing lunch at Château de Cazeneuve. Discover the douceur de vivre (sweet life) for which this region is known. Who will enjoy this cruise Nature lovers and those interested in epicurean pursuits, winemaking (and tasting!) and culture.

Connoisseur Collection (select sailings) Experience the joie de vivre of French life with world-class wines, rich cognacs and sunset cocktails. Behind medieval walls lies the famous Renaissance Château de Roquetaillade, neighbour to Château de Cazeneuve, where you’ll enjoy an artisanal wine-pairing lunch. Rendezvous at the House of Rémy Martin, which has been producing premium cognac since 1724 for the world’s most discerning connoisseurs. And celebrate sunset on Patiras Island in the heart of the Gironde Estuary with cocktails and a view of Pauillac, known for its world-famous wines. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your culinary journey.


Cruise includes:

Bordeaux to Bordeaux

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking River Royale

1

Bordeaux (embark)

2

Cadillac, Bordeaux

All transfers on arrival and departure days

3

Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

4

Blaye, Bourg-sur-Gironde, cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne

5

Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

6

Libourne, cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

7 Bordeaux

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

8

Bordeaux (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Dates Explore

12, 19, 26 Mar

1 country

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr

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

7, 14, 21, 28 May

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

2, 9, 16, 23 , 30 Jul

3 UNESCO World Heritage sites

3, 10, 17, 24 Sep

• • • 6, 13•, 20•, 27 Aug

4, 11, 18, 25 Jun

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct

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

5, 12 Nov

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Connoisseur Collection on these dates.

Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Aquitaine: Three Rivers, One Ocean and a Unique Land” Exclusive Connoisseur Collection on select summer departures

8 days from:

R

41,200

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Saint-Émilion, France  ▶ Bordeaux, France

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Bordeaux to Bordeaux / 8 Days

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux Day 1

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Bordeaux Arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 2

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Cadillac, Bordeaux Featured Excursion: Cadillac, châteaux and Sauternes

vineyards with exclusive artisanal wine-pairing lunch at Château de Cazeneuve

You’re in for a treat as you embark on a fascinating study of Sauternes, the highly prized, golden-hued sweet wine that takes its name from the region. Visit one of the area’s finest estates for a wine tasting, and then be treated to a delectable wine-pairing lunch at Château de Cazeneuve, a 34-hectare estate. Here, you’ll learn how easy (and fun) it is to pair a sweet wine with a whole new variety of dishes. Extend your celebration into the evening with the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: Sailing on this stretch of the Garonne depends on the tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, you will be taken to your destination via motorcoach.

Day 3

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more active exploration of the region, take a guided bicycle ride through Pauillac and the lush landscapes of historic estates that have seemingly remained unchanged for centuries. Do all those beautiful vineyards make you yearn to sample their fruit? Luckily, this adventure includes a stop at Château Lynch-Bages for a wine tasting. Day 4

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Blaye, Bourg-sur-Gironde, cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne

Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

Featured Excursion: Scenic drive along the Route de

Featured Excursions: Choice of Médoc city tour with exclusive wine tasting or exclusive guided “Go Active”

Sail across the peaceful waters of the estuary, where fishing huts rise above grassy marshlands edged by limestone cliffs, as you make your way to the town of Blaye. A visual feast awaits you on a storied road named for the many flowers that line it, Route de la Corniche Fleurie, which wends its way through picturesque hamlets filled with old stone houses. Stop in the medieval walled village of Bourg-sur-Gironde, with a rich historic and architectural heritage, before

vineyard bike ride with wine tasting

Sail the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route and the prestigious “châteaux road”. You’ll have a panoramic tour of the heart of the celebrated Haut-Médoc wine-growing region and taste wines at one of its estates. If you wish for a

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la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

heading back to Blaye, where you’ll be guided through the imposing 17th-century Blaye Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Day 5

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Libourne (Saint-Émilion) Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking discovery

tour with wine tasting

Hilltop Saint-Émilion offers both exceptional architecture and historic vineyards. The Romans were the first to plant grapes here, and this was the first vineyard region to be protected by UNESCO because of its history. Saint-Émilion is entered by way of one of the seven gates that are part of the original medieval fortifications. Inside the walls, discover steep, narrow cobblestone streets, stores brimming with wine and wine tools, and the extraordinary 12thcentury Monolithic Church, carved into a cliff—only the tower is above ground; the rest of the church is subterranean. 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.

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


Day 6

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Libourne, cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux Featured Excursions: Libourne “Village Day” with

farmers’ market, and exclusive “Bordeaux under the Stars” tour

How could you visit this rich agricultural land without delving into a farmers’ market? Libourne’s sprawling farmers’ market is a food lover’s paradise, with stands selling fresh produce, cheeses, charcuterie and more. Explore its bounty with a local expert and take a peek inside the workshops of talented local artisans. Cap the day off with the “Bordeaux under the Stars” tour via an open-top bus for a view of this extraordinarily beautiful city illuminated at night. Day 7

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Bordeaux Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or exclusive guided

“Go Active” bike ride through the Bordeaux backstreets

How to spend your last day in Bordeaux? You have two exclusive opportunities to see this magnificent place, whose seamless blend of classical and neoclassical architecture led to its being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Do as the Locals Do” as you stroll the most graceful streets with your local expert, including luxury food halls; local delicacies, such as canelés and chocolates; and popular wine bars. If you prefer a more active experience, join a guide for a bicycle ride through city. Celebrate your last evening onboard with the festive Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 8

 e b CB/BB

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

Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 October 2016

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R6,000

R6,000

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

River Royale

12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 2 Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 30 Apr 7, 14 May 21, 28 May 4, 11, 18 Jun 25 Jun 2, 9, 16 Jul 23 , 30 Jul 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 Sep 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Oct 5 Nov 12 Nov

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R62,900 R65,900 R67,400 R70,400 R71,900 R73,400 R76,400 R77,900 R80,900 R82,400 R80,900 R82,400 R77,900 R79,400 R77,900 R79,400 R80,900 R79,400 R85,400 R85,400 R83,900 R79,400 R77,900 R71,900 R68,900 R65,900

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• •• • •

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 176. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. Prices listed are per person based on twin share.  Connoisseur Collection on these dates. Single supplement R30,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

Pre-Cruise Extension

Paris Included in your 3-day stay:

• 2 nights at the Marriott Opera Ambassador (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Paris city tour • English-speaking expert • All transfers From R19,900 per person Single supplement R12,300 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin in Bordeaux. ◀

Bordeaux, France

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Burgundy & Provence Avignon to Lyon / 8 Days

A journey of exquisite pleasures Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you. Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively Les Halles food market. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed 106

by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills. 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.

Connoisseur Collection (select sailings) Lyon is considered France’s culinary capital; and it is home to Chef Paul Bocuse, considered an ambassador of modern French cuisine. Experience some of the Bocuse magic at l’Institut Paul Bocuse. Go in search of the “black diamond” at a truffle farm, where you’ll walk through the truffière with the owners and their trusted dog, learning how they cultivate the “black diamond”. Celebrate the tradition of winemaking at an induction ceremony by Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage Winemakers Brotherhoods. Wine, truffles and a taste of history are only a few of the highlights of your culinary journey.


Cruise includes:

Avignon to Lyon

Travel

Day Port/City

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

1

Marseille Airport, transfer to Avignon (embark)

All transfers on arrival and departure days

2

Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

3 Avignon 4 Viviers

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

5

Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage)

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

7

Mâcon (Beaune)

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

8

Lyon (disembark), transfer to the airport

6 Lyon

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water Explore

1 country 6 days of 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” programmes 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

Lyon to Avignon Day Port/City

1

Lyon (embark)

2

Mâcon (Beaune)

3 Lyon 4

Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage)

5 Viviers 6 Avignon 7

Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)

8

Avignon (disembark), transfer to Marseille Airport

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

Cruise Start Dates

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

19,* 26 Mar

Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Vincent van Gogh’s Troubled Destiny” Exclusive Connoisseur Collection on select summer departures

2,* 9, 16,* 23, 30* Apr 7, 14,* 21, 28* May

• • • •

4 , 11,* 18, 25 * Jun 2, 9 ,* 16 , 23 ,* 30 Jul 6,* 13, 20,* 27 Aug 3,* 10, 17,* 24 Sep 1,* 8, 15,* 22, 29* Oct 5 Nov *On these dates, cruise operates from Lyon to Avignon. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

Connoisseur Collection on these dates.

8 days from:

R

44,200

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Provence region, France  ▶ Kayaking in Avignon, France

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Avignon to Lyon / 8 Days

Burgundy & Provence

Day 1

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Marseille Airport, transfer to 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: Arles walking discovery tour or Tarascon walking discovery tour

Vincent van Gogh found inspiration in Arles, and you will, too. Under the spell of the Provençal light and the vivid colours of nature, he spent a period of impassioned work under these bright sunny skies. As you explore the capital of the Camargue region with your local expert, see Van Gogh’s Arles, as well as a fascinating wealth of Roman monuments, such as the Amphitheatre and Constantine’s baths. For those who wish to discover another wonderful town along the Rhône, visit Tarascon, home to the oldest producer of French-made indiennes, Souleiado, established in 1806. In the evening, enjoy a festive Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Avignon Featured Excursions: Avignon walking discovery tour with choice of Palace of the Popes or Pont du Gard or choice of exclusive “Off the Beaten Path” Avignon

walking discovery tour, and exclusive guided “Go Active” kayak ride on the Gardon River

Avignon—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is endlessly inviting: cafés and boutiques line tree-shaded squares enlivened with street performers. Discover the city built by the Avignon papacy with your guide, including the vast Palace of the Popes, or visit the UNESCOdesignated Pont du Gard built by the Romans 2,000 108

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years ago. If you prefer to see a different side of the city, join a local expert to venture “off the beaten path”. Discover the city’s picturesque hidden alleys and secret squares, strolling from enchanting Place Crillon to the Jewish quarter, and end at Place Pie, in the old city centre, home to Avignon’s famous market hall. Here you’ll want to stroll through, as there is a treasure trove of Provençal delicacies on display. Later in the day, you can also “Go Active” by paddling a kayak on the tranquil Gardon River. Note: The kayak ride on the Gardon River is only available for May through September departure dates.

Day 4

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Viviers Featured Excursion: Exclusive intimate Viviers

“Village Day”

Viviers retains much of its medieval character and charm, with narrow lanes and historic structures. See the sights on foot, then climb Rue du Château to take in the view from the 12th-century St. Vincent Cathedral. Afterwards, you can go inside the cathedral to hear a recital of music by Puccini, Bach and Handel. Before returning to the ship, spend time enjoying some local activities. You have a choice to learn the art of clay pot making at a demonstration, and then be treated to an aperitif of the local favourites, such as olives, rosé wine and apricot juice, or you can enjoy your aperitif at a private mansion in the village.

Day 5

  BB  L D

Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage) Featured Excursions: Choice of Tournon and

Tain-l’Hermitage village stroll with wine tasting or exclusive guided “Go Active” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting

Nestled on opposite sides of the river in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage are an ideal destination for wine connoisseurs. Experience this famous wine district in one of two ways. Explore Tournon and its historic castle, then cross over the suspension bridge to Tain-l’Hermitage to taste Côtes du Rhône wines. If you prefer to explore the Hermitage vineyards more actively, then take a guided hike through the steepest vineyards on the Rhône, where the world-famous wines are produced. After you’ve seen how the grapes are grown, taste the fruit that has been transformed by the vintners’ craft into legendary wine. Day 6

 u b BB  L D

Lyon Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon tour or exclusive silk weavers walking discovery tour or exclusive guided “Go

Active” Lyon peninsula bike tour, and exclusive Lyon “Illuminations” tour

Situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and with roots stretching back over 2,000 years to the days of Julius Caesar, Lyon is a place of

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


fascinating dualities. You have your choice of ways to explore this city of contrasts. Foodies will want to delve into France’s capital of gastronomy with a guided tour of Les Halles, Lyon’s world-famous food market, taking in a tantalising array of elaborate food stalls, bars and restaurants. In addition to being known for its culinary heritage, Lyon is also known for its history with silk—at one time, almost a third of the city’s population were silk weavers—so for those who enjoy this dignified fabric, you’ll be delighted to discover its heritage, and you’ll even have a chance to see a Jacquard loom in use. For a more active exploration of the city, pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind. Cap the day off with an evening tour showcasing the best way to see the city’s architectural heritage, with over 100 sites illuminated. Day 7

 u b BB  FD

Mâcon (Beaune) Featured Excursion: Beaune, Hospices de Beaune and

open-air food market visit

Beaune may not be a large town, but it brims with history, a wealth of splendid regional architecture and incredible food. You’ll recognise the Hospices de Beaune immediately by its fabulous multicolouredtile roof—it’s a symbol of Burgundy. Learn about Burgundy’s celebrated wines on an excursion here, where monks have been making and selling wine to support their charitable work since the 15th century. Afterwards, check out the farmers’ market, which spills from street to street in the Old Town. Cheeses, fruits, vegetables, local sausages, breads—all are on colourful display here. Celebrate the evening at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Arles on the reversedirection cruise (Lyon to Avignon).

Day 8

 e b CB/BB

Depart Lyon Disembark the ship and transfer to the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Paris.

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Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

R6,000

R6,000

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

S.S. Catherine

19* Mar

R44,200

R50,900

R64,400

R68,900

R77,900

R101,900

R133,400 R136,400

26 Mar

R47,200

R53,900

R67,400

R71,900

R80,900

R104,900

2* Apr

R48,700

R55,400

R68,900

R73,400

R82,400

R106,400

R137,900

9 Apr

R51,700

R58,400

R71,900

R76,400

R85,400

R109,400

R140,900

16* Apr

R56,200

R62,900

R76,400

R80,900

R89,900

R113,900

R145,400

23 Apr

R62,200

R68,900

R82,400

R86,900

R95,900

R119,900

R151,400

30* Apr

R66,700

R73,400

R86,900

R91,400

R100,400

R124,400

R155,900

7, 14,* 21, 28* May

R68,200

R74,900

R88,400

R92,900

R101,900

R125,900

R157,400

4

R69,700

R76,400

R89,900

R94,400

R103,400

R127,400

R158,900

R68,200

R74,900

R88,400

R92,900

R101,900

R125,900

R157,400

R65,200

R71,900

R85,400

R89,900

R98,900

R122,900

R154,400

• 11,* 18, 25 •* Jun 2 Jul 9 ,* 16 , 23 * Jul • •• 30 Jul Jun

R66,700

R73,400

R86,900

R91,400

R100,400

R124,400

R155,900

R65,200

R71,900

R85,400

R89,900

R98,900

R122,900

R154,400

6,* 13 Aug

R65,200

R71,900

R85,400

R89,900

R98,900

R122,900

R154,400

20* Aug

R66,700

R73,400

R86,900

R91,400

R100,400

R124,400

R155,900

27 Aug

R69,700

R76,400

R89,900

R94,400

R103,400

R127,400

R158,900

3,* 10, 17* Sep

R71,200

R77,900

R91,400

R95,900

R104,900

R128,900

R160,400

24 Sep

R68,200

R74,900

R88,400

R92,900

R101,900

R125,900

R157,400

1,* 8 Oct

R68,200

R74,900

R88,400

R92,900

R101,900

R125,900

R157,400

15* Oct

R63,700

R70,400

R83,900

R88,400

R97,400

R121,400

R152,900

22 Oct

R60,700

R67,400

R80,900

R85,400

R94,400

R118,400

R149,900

29* Oct

R54,700

R61,400

R74,900

R79,400

R88,400

R112,400

R143,900

5 Nov

R51,700

R58,400

R71,900

R76,400

R85,400

R109,400

R140,900

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 168. * On these dates, cruise operates from Lyon to Avignon. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Prices listed are per person based on twin share.  Connoisseur Collection on these dates.   Single supplement R31,500 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

Paris Included in your 3-day stay:

• 2 nights at the Marriott Opera Ambassador (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Paris city tour • English-speaking expert • All transfers From R19,900 per person Single supplement R12,300 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Lyon.

Viviers, France

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Cruise includes:

A Portrait of Majestic France

Travel

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and the breathtaking River Royale First-class TGV train between Paris and Bordeaux (v.v.)

Paris to Bordeaux / 15 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 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, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water Explore

12 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do”, “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

The quintessential voyage for gourmets, oenophiles and lovers of all things French This picture-perfect journey blends your passion for the good life—art, culture and gastronomy—with a broad sweep of lovely French landscapes. Experience the romance of Paris and then sail the Seine to Normandy, discovering the gems of the region. Marvel at magnificent Rouen Cathedral, and tour the former smugglers’ harbour in Honfleur. Follow in the footsteps of Monet at his beloved Giverny. Then travel to beautiful Bordeaux and delight in the countryside of southwest France. Explore Roman Saint-Émilion, with its astonishing Monolithic Church, and ancient Blaye, with its famous citadel. Journey 110

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

5 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Who will enjoy this cruise

Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures

Gourmets, oenophiles and lovers of the many fine things in life will savour this quintessential French voyage.

Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

A Portrait of Majestic France is a combination of: Paris & Normandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 98 Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 102 Add optional Paris extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 101

15 days from:

R

87,000

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes)


Paris to Bordeaux Day Port/City

Day Port/City

1

Paris (embark)

11

2

Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys

3 Rouen 4 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat) 5 Rouen (Normandy Beaches) 6 Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles) 7 Paris 8

Paris (disembark), transfer to Bordeaux via TGV high-speed train (embark)

9

Cadillac, Bordeaux

10

Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

Blaye, Bourg-surGironde, cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne

12 Libourne (Saint-Émilion) 13

Libourne, cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux

14 Bordeaux 15 Bordeaux (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

1

Bordeaux (embark)

2

Cadillac, Bordeaux

3

Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

8 Bordeaux (disembark), transfer to Paris via TGV highspeed train (embark)

Blaye, Bourg-surGironde, cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne

9

Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys

10 Rouen 11 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

5 Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

12 Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

6

13 Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

Libourne, cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux

7 Bordeaux

Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France

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Category 5

Category 4

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Category 1

Suite

R16,000

R16,000

R18,000

R18,000

R20,000

R22,000

R8,000

R8,000

R9,000

R9,000

R10,000

R11,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

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Category 1

Suite

S.S. Joie de Vivre and River Royale

2, 2* Apr 9, 9* Apr 16, 16* Apr 23, 23* Apr 30, 30* Apr 7, 7,* 14, 14* May 21, 21,* 28, 28* May 4, 4,* 11, 11* Jun 18 , 18 ◆,* 25 ◆, 25 ◆* Jun 2 ◆, 2 ◆,* 9 ◆, 9,* 16 , 16* Jul 23 , 23,* 30, 30 * Jul 6 , 6,* 13 , 13* Aug 20, 20* Aug 27, 27* Aug 3, 3,* 10, 10* Sep 17, 17,* 24, 24* Sep 1, 1,* 8, 8* Oct 15, 15,* 22, 22* Oct 29, 29* Oct 5 Nov

R91,500 R93,000 R99,000 R105,000 R112,500 R115,500 R115,500 R112,500 R112,500 R109,500 R109,500 R109,500 R111,000 R114,000 R121,500 R121,500 R120,000 R111,000 R91,500 R87,000

R103,500 R105,000 R111,000 R117,000 R124,500 R127,500 R127,500 R124,500 R124,500 R121,500 R121,500 R121,500 R123,000 R126,000 R133,500 R133,500 R132,000 R123,000 R103,500 R99,000

R121,500 R123,000 R129,000 R135,000 R142,500 R145,500 R145,500 R142,500 R142,500 R139,500 R139,500 R139,500 R141,000 R144,000 R151,500 R151,500 R150,000 R141,000 R121,500 R117,000

R129,000 R130,500 R136,500 R142,500 R150,000 R153,000 R153,000 R150,000 R150,000 R147,000 R147,000 R147,000 R148,500 R151,500 R159,000 R159,000 R157,500 R148,500 R129,000 R124,500

R145,500 R147,000 R153,000 R159,000 R166,500 R169,500 R169,500 R166,500 R166,500 R163,500 R163,500 R163,500 R165,000 R168,000 R175,500 R175,500 R174,000 R165,000 R145,500 R141,000

R204,000 R205,500 R211,500 R217,500 R225,000 R228,000 R228,000 R225,000 R225,000 R222,000 R222,000 R222,000 R223,500 R226,500 R234,000 R234,000 R232,500 R223,500 R204,000 R199,500

• • • • • •

Bordeaux to Paris

4

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River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on pages 164 and 176. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R55,500 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. *On these dates, cruise operates from Bordeaux to Paris. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. ◆ Generations Family Programme on these dates. Programme is on the Paris & Normandy portion of itinerary only.  Connoisseur Collection on these dates. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

14 Paris 15

Paris (disembark), transfer to airport

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Cruise includes: Travel

Grand France

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and striking S.S. Catherine First-class TGV train between Paris and Lyon (v.v.)

Paris to Avignon / 15 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

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

12 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do”, “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programmes 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites

A meticulously planned itinerary tailor-made for culturally curious travellers For Francophiles in love with the culture, history, cuisine and romance of France, this grand voyage is a dream come true. Soak up the joie de vivre that makes France one of the most adored countries in the world. You’ll experience France from north to south, sailing three rivers and embarking upon in-depth shore excursions. Walk through Monet’s beloved Giverny, seeing the enchanting grounds that he made famous; kayak under the arches of the 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard outside of Avignon; enjoy a recital of baroque favourites in a 12th-century 112

cathedral in charming Viviers; visit Lyon’s famous Les Halles food market; and have a chance to golf at two historic French golf courses. From the beaches of Normandy and the verve and romance of Paris to the sun-drenched vistas of Burgundy and Provence, this itinerary in France is truly sans pareil! Who will enjoy this cruise Those who desire a taste of everything—art, architecture, history, culture, fine wine and tantalising cuisine—all in one grand adventure. Grand France is a combination of: Paris & Normandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 98 Burgundy & Provence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 106 Add optional Paris extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 101

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Generations Family Programme on select summer departures 15 days from:

R

88,500

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes)


Paris to Avignon Day Port/City

Day Port/City

1

Paris (embark)

9

2

Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys

10 Lyon

3 Rouen 4 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat) Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

5

6 Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

11 Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage) 13 Avignon 14

Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)

15

Avignon (disembark), transfer to Marseille Airport

Paris (disembark), transfer to Lyon via TGV high-speed train (embark)

Avignon to Paris Day Port/City

Day Port/City

1

Marseille Airport, transfer to Avignon (embark)

9

2

Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)

11 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

3 Avignon

Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys

10 Rouen

4 Viviers

12 Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

5 Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage)

13 Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

6 Lyon

14 Paris

7

Mâcon (Beaune)

8

Lyon (disembark), transfer to Paris via TGV high-speed train (embark)

Paris, France  ▶ Giverny, France

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15

Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport

Category 5

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Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

R16,000

R16,000

R18,000

R18,000

R20,000

R22,000

R24,000

R8,000

R8,000

R9,000

R9,000

R10,000

R11,000

R12,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share

12 Viviers

7 Paris 8

Mâcon (Beaune)

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Catherine

26* Mar

R88,500

R102,000

R129,000

R136,500

R153,000

R204,000

R264,000

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R99,000

R112,500

R139,500

R147,000

R163,500

R214,500

R274,500

23, 23* Apr

R118,500

R132,000

R159,000

R166,500

R183,000

R234,000

R294,000

7, 7,* 21, 21* May

• •• 13, 13* Aug

R126,000

R139,500

R166,500

R174,000

R190,500

R241,500

R301,500

4, 4,* 18 , 18 ◆* Jun

R124,500

R138,000

R165,000

R172,500

R189,000

R240,000

R300,000

2 ◆, 2 ◆,* 16 , 16 ,* 30, 30* Jul

R123,000

R136,500

R163,500

R171,000

R187,500

R238,500

R298,500

R121,500

R135,000

R162,000

R169,500

R186,000

R237,000

R297,000

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R129,000

R142,500

R169,500

R177,000

R193,500

R244,500

R304,500

10, 10* Sep

R132,000

R145,500

R172,500

R180,000

R196,500

R247,500

R307,500

24, 24* Sep

R127,500

R141,000

R168,000

R175,500

R192,000

R243,000

R303,000

8, 8* Oct

R124,500

R138,000

R165,000

R172,500

R189,000

R240,000

R300,000

22, 22* Oct

R108,000

R121,500

R148,500

R156,000

R172,500

R223,500

R283,500

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on pages 164 and 168. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R60,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. *On these dates, cruise operates from Avignon to Paris. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. ◆ Generations Family Programme on these dates. Programme is on the Paris & Normandy portion of itinerary only  Connoisseur Collection on these dates. Programme is on the Paris & Normandy portion of itinerary only. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

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Cruise includes: Travel

Ultimate France

21-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the striking S.S. Catherine, magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and breathtaking River Royale First-class TGV train between Lyon and Paris, and Paris and Bordeaux (v.v.)

Avignon to Bordeaux / 22 Days

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 21 dinners 3 Captain’s Welcome and 3 Captain’s Farewell Receptions 3 Welcome and 3 Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water Explore

18 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking local experts Guided “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do”, “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programmes 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites

The perfect journey for travellers seeking the crème de la crème of France This triumvirate of France brings you the very best of each region—Paris and the Normandy coast in the north, vineyard-rich Bordeaux in the southwest and the sun-drenched Mediterranean delights of Burgundy and Provence. You’ll tour glamourous capital cities in leisure and style, explore ancient villages still unspoiled by modern life and walk in the footsteps of famous artists such as Monet and Van Gogh. With Uniworld’s extraordinary exclusive excursions, you’ll visit the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, taste incomparable wines in Bordeaux, stroll the charming medieval lanes 114

of Viviers and peruse the famed farmers’ market in Lyon before seeing the city spectacularly illuminated at night. All the while, savour the renowned wines and cooking traditions that have made French cuisine the most revered in the world.

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience

Who will enjoy this cruise

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Those who want to experience all that France has to offer, from decadent food and wine to breathtaking scenery and world-famous art and architecture.

Cultural enrichment, including 3 Signature Lectures

Ultimate France is a combination of: Paris & Normandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux . . . . . . . . . . . . Page Burgundy & Provence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page Add optional Paris extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page Note: This extension is for cruises that begin in Bordeaux.

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Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Generations Family Programme on select summer departures 22 days from:

138,000

R

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes)


Avignon to Bordeaux DAY

PORT/CITY

DAY

PORT/CITY

1

Marseille Airport, transfer to Avignon (embark) Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon) Avignon Viviers Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage) Lyon Mâcon (Beaune) Lyon (disembark), transfer to Paris via TGV high-speed train (embark) Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys Rouen Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat) Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

13

Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles) Paris Paris (disembark), transfer to Bordeaux via TGV high-speed train (embark) Cadillac, Bordeaux Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac Blaye, Bourg-surGironde, cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne Libourne (Saint-Émilion) Libourne, cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux Bordeaux Bordeaux (disembark), transfer to the airport

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9 10 11 12

14 15

16 17

18

19 20

21 22

Bordeaux to Avignon PORT/CITY

DAY

PORT/CITY

1 2 3

Bordeaux (embark) Cadillac, Bordeaux Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac Blaye, Bourg-surGironde, cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne Libourne (Saint-Émilion) Libourne, cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux Bordeaux Bordeaux (disembark), transfer to Paris via TGV high-speed train (embark) Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys Rouen

11

Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat) Rouen (Normandy Beaches) Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles) Paris Paris (disembark), transfer to Lyon via TGV high-speed train (embark) Mâcon (Beaune) Lyon Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage) Viviers Avignon Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon) Avignon (disembark), transfer to Marseille Airport

5 6

7 8

9 10 ◀

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Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R18,000

R18,000

R22,000

R22,000

R24,000

R28,000

R9,000

R9,000

R11,000

R11,000

R12,000

R14,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

S.S. Catherine, S.S. Joie de Vivre and River Royale

26 Mar

R138,000

R154,500

R184,500

R199,500

R223,500

R304,500

2,* 9 Apr

R147,000

R163,500

R193,500

R208,500

R232,500

R313,500

16* Apr

R162,000

R178,500

R208,500

R223,500

R247,500

R328,500

23, 30* Apr

R172,500

R189,000

R219,000

R234,000

R258,000

R339,000

7, 14,* 21, 28* May

R175,500

R192,000

R222,000

R237,000

R261,000

R342,000

4, 11,* 18 ◆, 25 ◆* Jun

• 6*, 13 Aug

R174,000

R190,500

R220,500

R235,500

R259,500

R340,500

2 ◆, 9,* 16 , 23,* 30 Jul

R169,500

R186,000

R216,000

R231,000

R255,000

R336,000

R169,500

R186,000

R216,000

R231,000

R255,000

R336,000

20* Aug

R178,500

R195,000

R225,000

R240,000

R264,000

R345,000

27 Aug

R184,500

R201,000

R231,000

R246,000

R270,000

R351,000

3,* 10 Sep

R186,000

R202,500

R232,500

R247,500

R271,500

R352,500

17,* 24 Sep

R183,000

R199,500

R229,500

R244,500

R268,500

R349,500

1,* 8 Oct

R175,500

R192,000

R222,000

R237,000

R261,000

R342,000

15* Oct

R174,000

R190,500

R220,500

R235,500

R259,500

R340,500

22 Oct

R153,000

R169,500

R199,500

R214,500

R238,500

R319,500

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DAY

4

Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Paris, France ▶ Médoc region, France

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Celebrate Portugal and Spain’s endless beauty and rich cultural heritage

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 UNESCOdesignated 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 landscapes and to Port country—the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. Choose from two spectacular itineraries that celebrate the beauty of this terrain. Both programmes offer the chance to visit bustling Lisbon; postcard-perfect Porto; and UNESCO-designated Salamanca, dubbed the “Golden City” for its glowing sandstone buildings. And for those who want to experience more of Spain, our “Jewels” itinerary offers three nights in its lively capital city. Delve into Madrid, enjoying its many majestic and iconic treasures, including the world-famous Prado Museum, and experiencing its dynamic nightlife with a spectacular flamenco show.

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▶ Porto,

Portugal

The Douro River


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Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto / 11 days

A captivating journey that pays tribute to the “Age of Exploration” Experience the “sunny side” of Europe, starting in radiant seaside Lisbon and following the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain. Feel the warm sun on your skin as you cruise past terraced hills, quaint villages and hectares of ripe vineyards. Breathe the sea air in Lisbon, the city that launched a host of renowned navigators, including Vasco da Gama. Climb the steep hills and hear 118

the sound of fado music fill the streets as you sip a bica (espresso) at a café. Enjoy a quintessential Portuguese lunch in majestic Coimbra, birthplace of six of Portugal’s kings. And in Porto’s ancient Ribeira district, find picturesque rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene. Sail from Porto through the breathtaking UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, where vines cling to precipitous hillsides. Visit charming quintas, including Quinta do Seixo, a prestigious Port wine estate, or Quinta da Avessada, complete with an interactive museum—the first of its kind in the country, celebrating the Douro’s history and culture of wine. Get even closer to

natural treasures at the UNESCO-designated Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley, considered the world’s most important Paleolithic open-air rock art site. Visit the “Golden City” of Salamanca; the 12th-century hilltop Castello Rodrigo; and Guimarães, the first capital of Portugal and home to its first king. All this and more on a grand exploration of Europe’s best-kept secret. Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Wine connoisseurs hoping to indulge in this region’s most celebrated beverage, Port, and those wanting to discover Europe’s best-kept secret, the Douro River, with its spellbinding natural beauty and cultural heritage.


Cruise/tour includes:

Lisbon to Porto

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic Queen Isabel 3 nights in Lisbon at the InterContinental Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

1 Lisbon 2 Lisbon 3 Lisbon 4

Lisbon, Coimbra, transfer to Porto (embark)

5

Porto, cruising the Douro River, Entre-os-Rios

6

Cruising the Douro River, Régua, Pinhão

7

Pinhão, cruising the Douro River, Vega de Terrón

Gala Dinner

8

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Vega de Terrón (Salamanca), Barca d’Alva

9

Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), Pocinho, cruising the Douro River, Régua

10

Cruising the Douro River, Porto (Guimarães)

11

Porto (disembark), transfer to the airport

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Explore

2 countries 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Do as the Locals Do” programme

Cruise/tour Start Dates

7 UNESCO World Heritage sites

23, 30 Mar

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

6, 27 Apr

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

4, 11, 18 May

Experience

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

8, 15 Jun 6, 13 Jul 3, 10, 17 Aug 7, 14 Sep 19, 26 Oct 2, 9 Nov

11 days from:

R

56,200

Per person, twin share, cruise/Tour (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Lisbon, Portugal  ▶ Salamanca, Spain

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Lisbon to Porto / 11 days

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Day 1

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Lisbon Arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport, where you will be transferred to your hotel. Day 2

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Lisbon Featured Excursion: Lisbon city tour or exclusive

“Do as the Locals Do” Lisbon walking tour

You’ll have a choice as to how you wish to explore vibrant and colourful Lisbon—via a guided tour or doing as the locals do. Your guided tour takes you to the Belém Tower, the spectacular Manueline Jerónimos Monastery, Alfama district and Rossio Plaza. You’ll even get to sample a traditional delicacy— pastéis de Belém—at a famous pastry shop. For a taste of local life, hop on one of the traditional yellow trams that toil up and down the steep streets, and take in the views as the tram wends its way through the Old Town. Visit the ancient castle of St. George, and take a fun spin through historic neighbourhoods in a tuk tuk, the perfect vehicle for navigating the narrow streets. Day 3

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Lisbon Spend the day at leisure, relaxing or exploring Lisbon on your own. Day 4

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Lisbon, Coimbra, transfer to Porto Featured Excursion: Coimbra city tour with Joanina

Library visit and family-style lunch

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UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in Europe, with a splendid 18th-century library—the Biblioteca Joanina. From there, head to a local restaurant for a traditional Portuguese lunch.

Day 6

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Cruising the Douro River, Régua, Pinhão Featured Excursions: Douro Museum or Mateus

Palace and Gardens, and dinner at a quinta Day 5

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Porto, cruising the Douro River, Entre-os-Rios Featured Excursions: Choice of Porto city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour

The epicentre of the Port wine industry, Porto is experiencing a booming cultural revival. Choose how you wish to experience the city, either with a panoramic tour or an intimate tour of the city on foot. Get a feel for this vibrant town, which is simultaneously profoundly urban and moodily romantic, on your panoramic tour. Take in the UNESCO-designated 19th-century Stock Exchange Palace, seeing its famous Moorish Revival–style Arab Room, before visiting Porto’s austere hilltop cathedral and the bustling pedestrian shopping street, Santa Catarina. For those wishing to experience the city on foot, climb 249 steps to the top of Clérigos Tower for the best view in Porto. Other views of another kind, no less spectacular, await you at the magnificent interior of the São Bento railway station.

Should you wish to learn more about the region’s unique winemaking history, be treated to a special lecture at the Douro Museum. If you prefer, you can visit the legendary Mateus Palace, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. During the evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local quinta. Day 7

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Pinhão, cruising the Douro River, Vega de Terrón Featured Excursions: Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour and tasting or Quinta da Avessada

You have a choice to visit one of two quintas. Journey to Quinta do Seixo—a prestigious Port wine estate— for an enlightening tour of its state-of-the-art facility. Sample some of their famous Sandeman Port, learn more about the production and admire breathtaking views from the estate’s tasting room. Others may prefer to enjoy a scenic drive through Pinhão before visiting Quinta da Avessada, complete with an interactive museum—the first of its kind in the country, celebrating the Douro’s history and culture of wine.

 CB/BB Continental Breakfast/Buffet   L Lunch   D Dinner  GD Gala Dinner


Day 8

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Vega de Terrón (Salamanca), Barca d’Alva Featured Excursions: Choice of full day Salamanca tour or half day scenic cruise at the Douro International

Natural Park

Join a full-day excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Called the “Golden City” for its tawny sandstone buildings, Salamanca boasts a dozen beautiful and historic churches, including two cathedrals. If you prefer a different type of experience to better understand the flora and fauna of the land, you’ll want to go on a half-day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park. Day 9

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Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), Pocinho, cruising the Douro River, Régua Featured Excursion: Castelo Rodrigo and

Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

Travel through wonderfully scenic countryside to the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo. Take a tour of this fascinating site that dates back to the 12th century, and while here sample delicious local treats, such as honey, olive oil and cheeses. Later in the day, venture to the UNESCO-designated Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley, considered the world’s most important Paleolithic open-air rock art site. Day 10

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Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R8,000

R8,000

R12,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R4,000

R4,000

R6,000

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Queen Isabel

23 Mar

R57,700

R62,900

R70,400

R74,900

R85,400

R110,900

30 Mar

R59,200

R64,400

R71,900

R76,400

R86,900

R112,400

6 Apr

R60,700

R65,900

R73,400

R77,900

R88,400

R113,900

27 Apr

R66,700

R71,900

R79,400

R83,900

R94,400

R119,900

4 May

R66,700

R71,900

R79,400

R83,900

R94,400

R119,900

11, 18 May

R68,200

R73,400

R80,900

R85,400

R95,900

R121,400

8, 15 Jun

R68,200

R73,400

R80,900

R85,400

R95,900

R121,400

6, 13 Jul

R65,200

R70,400

R77,900

R82,400

R92,900

R118,400

3, 10, 17 Aug

R65,200

R70,400

R77,900

R82,400

R92,900

R118,400 R125,900

7, 14 Sep

R72,700

R77,900

R85,400

R89,900

R100,400

19 Oct

R65,200

R70,400

R77,900

R82,400

R92,900

R118,400

26 Oct

R60,700

R65,900

R73,400

R77,900

R88,400

R113,900

2, 9 Nov

R56,200

R61,400

R68,900

R73,400

R83,900

R109,400

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 190. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R33,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject For guests not going to Lisbon, deduct R7,500 per person from the cruise/tour price. to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

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Cruising the Douro River, Porto (Guimarães) Featured Excursions: Choice of Guimarães city tour or “Soul of Porto” Ribeira district walking tour

Enjoy a panoramic city tour of historic Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital and the home to its first king. The wonderfully well-preserved Old Town, with its unique architecture and charming little plazas, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, you can explore Porto’s UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship. Day 11

 e b CB/BB

Depart Porto Disembark the ship and transfer to Porto Airport for your flight home.

São Bento Railway Station, Porto, Portugal  ▶ Coimbra, Portugal

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Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River Madrid to  Lisbon / 13 days

Two intriguing countries and one dramatic river equal a grand adventure Before setting sail on the Douro River, experience three legendary Spanish cities: Salamanca, the lovely “Golden City”; Madrid, renowned for its museums, stately royal palace and vibrant nightlife; and Toledo, the city of El Greco and a magnificent tribute to the three great cultures that forged Spain. Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, where grapes have been grown for 2,000 122

years, visiting picturesque quintas and meeting the winemakers who operate them, as well as tasting the wine. Get even closer to natural treasures at the Douro International Natural Park, where you can get a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the land with an intimate boat cruise, and at the Quinta Aveleda’s gardens, offering an enchanting landscape that boasts a cascading waterfall, graceful swans swimming, peacocks flaunting their colours and so much more. Visit the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo, a site that dates back to the 12th century, and the pilgrimage town of Lamego to see the monumental baroque Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. Travel through the verdant

countryside to Óbidos, a charming hilltop town that has entranced visitors since the 13th century en route to Portugal’s colourful capital of Lisbon. Reward your inner explorer with the “Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River”, blending captivating cities, picturesque villages and unparalleled scenic cruising through this lesstravelled corner of Europe. Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Those who seek to experience the best of Spanish and Portuguese cuisine, culture, art and history, all while traversing the dramatic landscape made famous by Don Quixote.


Cruise/tour includes:

Madrid to Lisbon Day Port/City

Travel

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic Queen Isabel

Porto

2 nights in Lisbon at the InterContinental Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

Atlantic Ocean

3 nights in Madrid at the Westin Palace (or similar) with breakfast

Guimarães Entre-os-Rios Amarante Régua Caldas Folgosa de Aregos Pinhão Douro River Lamego Barca d’Alva Vega de Terrón Castelo Rodrigo Salamanca

All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

Óbidos

12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners

SPAIN Madrid Toledo

Gala Dinner Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

PORTUGAL

2

Lisbon

3

1 Madrid 2 Madrid 3 Madrid (Toledo) Madrid, Salamanca, transfer 4 to Vega de Terrón (embark) Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), 5 Pinhão Pinhão, Régua 6 7 Régua (Lamego), Caldas de Aregos Entre-os-Rios (Amarante) 8 Porto (Guimarães) 9 10 Porto Porto (disembark), Óbidos, 11 transfer to Lisbon 12 Lisbon 13 Lisbon, transfer to the airport

Lisbon to Madrid Day Port/City

Explore

2 countries 11 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided ”Go Active” and “Do as the Locals Do” programmes 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions Experience

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

13 days from:

R

83,200

Per person, twin share, cruise/Tour (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Madrid, Spain  ▶ Toledo, Spain

1 Lisbon 2 Lisbon 3 Lisbon, Óbidos, transfer to Porto (embark) 4 Porto 5 Porto (Guimarães), Entre-os-Rios 6 Entre-os-Rios (Amarante), Régua 7 Régua (Lamego), Folgosa 8 Cruising the Douro River, Pinhão, Pocinho 9 Pocinho (Castelo Rodrigo), Barca d’Alva, Vega de Terrón 10 Vega de Terrón (disembark), Salamanca, transfer to Madrid hotel 11 Madrid 12 Madrid (Toledo) 13 Madrid, transfer to the airport Cruise/tour Start Dates

14,* 20 Apr 26* May 1, 23,* 29 Jun 21,* 27 Jul 25,* 31 Aug 22,* 28 Sep 6,* 12 Oct *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Lisbon to Madrid. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. For more information about this itinerary, visit uniworld.com / 123 uniworld.com  /  123


Madrid to Lisbon / 13 days

Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River Day 1

 b

Madrid Featured Excursion: “Madrid at Your Doorsteps”

vicinity walk

Arrive at Madrid–Barajas Airport, where you will be transferred to your hotel. Join a guided walk to begin getting acquainted with the city. Day 2

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Madrid Featured Excursions: Choice of Madrid city tour with Prado Museum or exclusive guided “Go Active”

walking tour with Prado Museum visit, and dinner with flamenco show

Choose one of two ways to explore Madrid—both giving you a sense of Madrid’s layout and architectural highlights. Join the panoramic tour of this metropolis, showcasing Madrid’s top sights, or take in some of the key sites on a guided active walk through the historic city. Both tours are followed by an excursion to the massive Prado Museum and its acclaimed collection of European art. In the evening, enjoy dinner and a flamenco show at one of the city’s finest venues. Day 3

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Madrid (Toledo) Featured Excursion: Toledo city tour

Known as the “City of Three Cultures”, Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been heavily influenced by Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all of which have peacefully coexisted here for centuries. Day 4

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Madrid, Salamanca, transfer to Vega de Terrón Featured Excursion: Full day Salamanca tour

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Travel from Madrid to Salamanca, where you’ll be guided through this UNESCO-designated city known as the “Golden City” for the distinctive patina of its centuries-old sandstone buildings. You’ll have a chance to visit Salamanca’s food hall as well as sample many of the city’s delights. You’ll then journey to the Spanish border town of Vega de Terrón to embark your ship. Day 5

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Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), Pinhão Featured Excursions: Choice of Castelo Rodrigo or half day scenic cruise at the Douro International

Natural Park

Take a guided tour of Castelo Rodrigo, and while here, sample delicious local treats. If you prefer a different type of experience, you’ll want to go on a half-day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park. Day 6

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Pinhão, Régua Featured Excursions: Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour and tasting or famous Pinhão wine estate

and visit to family-owned quinta, and Douro Museum

Journey to Quinta do Seixo—a prestigious Port wine estate—for a tour of its state-of-the-art facility, and sample some of their famous Port. Others may prefer to enjoy a scenic drive through Pinhão before visiting a famous wine estate and family-owned quinta. Afterwards, learn about the region’s winemaking history during a special lecture at the Douro Museum.

Day 7

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Régua (Lamego), Caldas de Aregos Featured Excursion: Lamego walking tour with wine

tasting at a local quinta and choice of Douro River scenic sailing to Pinhão or scenic train ride from Régua to Pinhão and vineyard hike

Stroll through this pilgrimage town of Lamego to the baroque Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, and then enjoy a wine tasting at a lovely local quinta. You can spend your afternoon onboard taking in the Douro Valley’s spectacular scenery to Pinhão, where the river broadens and the terraced hills close in. Or hop on a train to experience Linha do Douro, one of Europe’s great rail journeys, connecting Porto with the small towns along the river, including Pinhão, Régua, Tua and Pocinho. Finish your day with a short vineyard hike in Pinhão at Quinta do Rueda. Day 8

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Entre-os-Rios (Amarante) Featured Excursions: Choice of Quinta Aveleda visit and gardens or Amarante walking tour

Wander through the Quinta Aveleda’s gardens, where you’ll find a thatched house for geese, peacocks flaunting their colours and graceful swans. If you prefer, stroll through Amarante and discover the unique heritage bequeathed by the town’s patron saint, ranging from a beautiful Dominican monastery to delicious sweets.

 CB/BB Continental Breakfast/Buffet   L Lunch   D Dinner  GD Gala Dinner


Day 9

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Porto (Guimarães) Featured Excursions: Choice of Guimarães city tour or “Soul of Porto” Ribeira district walking tour

Enjoy a panoramic tour of UNESCO-designated Guimarães. Alternatively, you can explore Porto’s UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot, including the Rua dos Flores, the pedestrian zone. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship. Day 10

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Porto Featured Excursions: Choice of Porto city tour or

exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour

Get a feel for Porto on a panoramic tour. For those wanting a more active exploration, climb 249 steps to the top of Clérigos Tower for the best view in Porto. Day 11

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Porto, Óbidos, transfer to Lisbon Featured Excursions: Guided stroll through Óbidos

and family-style lunch

As you head south to Lisbon, you’ll stop in Óbidos, a hill town that has entranced visitors since the 13th century. From Óbidos, head to a local restaurant for a traditional Portuguese lunch before arriving in Lisbon. Day 12

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Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

R12,000

R12,000

R16,000

R16,000

R18,000

R22,000

R6,000

R6,000

R8,000

R8,000

R9,000

R11,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise/Tour Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Queen Isabel

14,* 20 Apr

R83,200

R88,400

R95,900

R100,400

R110,900

R136,400

26* May

R86,200

R91,400

R98,900

R103,400

R113,900

R139,400

1 Jun

R86,200

R91,400

R98,900

R103,400

R113,900

R139,400

23* Jun

R84,700

R89,900

R97,400

R101,900

R112,400

R137,900

29 Jun

R83,200

R88,400

R95,900

R100,400

R110,900

R136,400

21,* 27 Jul

R83,200

R88,400

R95,900

R100,400

R110,900

R136,400

25* Aug

R84,700

R89,900

R97,400

R101,900

R112,400

R137,900

31 Aug

R89,200

R94,400

R101,900

R106,400

R116,900

R142,400

22,* 28 Sep

R89,200

R94,400

R101,900

R106,400

R116,900

R142,400

6,* 12 Oct

R89,200

R94,400

R101,900

R106,400

R116,900

R142,400

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise/Tour Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 190. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R39,700 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing.

*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Lisbon to Madrid. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. For guests not going to Lisbon, deduct R4,500 per person from the cruise/tour price. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

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Lisbon Featured Excursions: Choice of Lisbon city tour or

exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Lisbon walking tour

You’ll have a choice as to how you wish to explore Lisbon—via a guided tour or doing as the locals do. Your guided tour takes you to the Belém Tower, the Manueline Jerónimos Monastery and the Alfama district. For a taste of local life, hop on a traditional yellow tram that toils up and down the steep streets. Visit the ancient castle of St. George, and take a fun spin through historic neighbourhoods in a tuk tuk. Day 13

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Depart Lisbon Transfer to Lisbon Portela Airport for your flight home.

Douro River Valley, Portugal  ▶ Madrid, Spain

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Follow in the footsteps of Peter the Great

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, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. Cruise along the Golden Ring to some of Russia’s most beautiful cities, including Uglich and Yaroslavl, known for their white-stone churches. Visit 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 Palace and the Hermitage reveal Russia’s royal history.

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▶ Moscow,

Russia

The Volga, Neva & Svir Rivers


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Imperial Waterways of Russia Moscow to St. Petersburg  /  13 days

Discover the passion and grandeur of Russian history, art and culture 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. Explore the dichotomy of Moscow—rich with monuments to both 15th-century tsars and 128

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-designated Transfiguration Church, a wooden structure built entirely without the use

of nails. And uncover regal St. Petersburg, which boasts art-laden galleries and museums, fabled canals and elegant architecture from a wide variety of eras. Who will enjoy this cruise 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 as they go.


Cruise includes:

Moscow to St. Petersburg

Travel

Day Port/City

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely River Victoria All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Complimentary soft drinks during lunch onboard; complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks during dinner onboard; mineral water replenished daily in your stateroom or suite; and 24-hour speciality coffee and tea station Explore

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), cruising Lake Onega 8 Kizhi Island, cruising the Svir River 9 Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, cruising Lake Ladoga 10 St. Petersburg 11 St. Petersburg 12 St. Petersburg 13 St. Petersburg (disembark), transfer to the airport

1 country

St. Petersburg to Moscow

10 days of excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Day Port/City

Guided “Village Day” programme 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures on Russian civilisation 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.

1 2 3 4 5

St. Petersburg (embark) St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Cruising Lake Ladoga, Mandrogi, cruising the Svir River 6 Kizhi Island, cruising Lake Onega 7 Goritsy (Kirillov) Cruising Lake Rybinsk, 8 Yaroslavl 9 Uglich 10 Moscow 11 Moscow 12 Moscow Moscow (disembark), 13 transfer to the airport Cruise Start Dates

13 days from:

R

85,500

19, 31* May 12, 24* Jun 6, 18* Jul *On these dates, cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia  ▶ Kizhi Island, Russia

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Moscow to St. Petersburg  /  13 days

Imperial Waterways of Russia Day 1

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Moscow Arrive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Day 2

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Moscow Featured Excursion: Moscow city tour, tour of the

metro and Arbat Street

Your panoramic tour showcases the best of Moscow: the Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Enjoy a typical Russian lunch before visiting one of the most beautiful subways in the world, and then take a stroll down Arbat Street, the longtime hangout of intellectuals and dissidents. In the evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: During your visit to Moscow, the order of sightseeing may change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Day 3

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Moscow Featured Excursion: Kremlin and Armoury

Day 4

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Moscow Spend your last day in Moscow at leisure. Day 5

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Church of Elijah the Prophet, whose interior is covered in frescoes from the floor to the top of the domes. Day 7

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Goritsy (Kirillov), cruising Lake Onega Featured Excursion: Intimate look at daily life in a

Museum visit

Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River, Uglich

Russian province

The legendary Kremlin—a self-contained city with palaces, armouries and cathedrals built within a medieval fortress—is the birthplace of Moscow. A huge triangle enclosed in red-brick walls, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the oldest area in Moscow and one of the world’s most beautiful architectural treasures. Tour the Kremlin and Armoury Museum with its priceless collection of tsarist treasures, including the coronation robes of the tsars and exquisitely crafted Fabergé eggs.

Featured Excursion: Uglich walking discovery tour

See one of the most beautiful monasteries in the country, the 14th-century St. Cyril of the White Lake Monastery. You’ll also visit the House of Children’s Arts and Crafts, gaining a unique perspective on everyday life in this part of the world.

with Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood

Visit one of the loveliest cities of the Golden Ring, Uglich, home of the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built in honour of the slain son of Ivan the Terrible. Day 6

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UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

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Yaroslavl, cruising Lake Rybinsk

Kizhi Island, cruising the Svir River

Featured Excursion: Yaroslavl city tour

Featured Excursion: Open-air Museum of

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Day 8

Wooden Architecture

Marvel at the all-wood Church of Transfiguration at the UNESCO-designated open-air museum.

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


Day 9

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, cruising Lake Ladoga Featured Excursion: Mandrogi “Village Day” walking

tour with shashlik picnic lunch ashore

Be guided through the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi, home to talented artisans who bring Russia’s past vividly to life, and then enjoy a traditional shashlik picnic lunch. Day 10

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St. Petersburg Featured Excursions: St. Petersburg city tour with

canal cruise and Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood visit, and Alexandrinsky Theatre ballet performance

See imperial St. Petersburg via a panoramic tour and from the water. Stop to visit the iconic Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. In the evening, be treated to a ballet performed at Alexandrinsky Theatre. Note: If the theatre is closed to the public for a private function, the performance will be held at an alternative venue.

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Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 16 January 2017

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Deluxe Suite

Junior Suite

Presidential Suite

R12,000

R12,000

R16,000

R16,000

R18,000

R22,000

R24,000

R26,000

R6,000

R6,000

R8,000

R8,000

R9,000

R11,000

R12,000

R13,000

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Deluxe Suite

Junior Suite

Port Charges Included

Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Presidential Suite

River Victoria

19 May

R85,500

R91,500

R105,000

R109,500

R114,000

R129,000

R139,500

R159,000

31* May

R90,000

R96,000

R109,500

R114,000

R118,500

R133,500

R144,000

R163,500

12, 24* Jun

R90,000

R96,000

R109,500

R114,000

R118,500

R133,500

R144,000

R163,500

6, 18* Jul

R91,500

R97,500

R111,000

R115,500

R120,000

R135,000

R145,500

R165,000

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 192. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. *On these dates, cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Please Single supplement R42,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

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

Day 11

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St. Petersburg Featured Excursion: Catherine Palace and Park

in Pushkin

Tour the splendid Catherine Palace and Park, a rococo masterpiece offering unrivalled luxury. Day 12

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St. Petersburg Featured Excursion: Hermitage Museum

Visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace, and prepare to be amazed. Spend your last evening onboard at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 13

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Depart St. Petersburg Disembark the ship and transfer to St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport for your flight home.

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia  ▶ St. Petersburg, Russia

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Discover the timeless traditions, breathtaking pageantry and seasonal magic of a European holiday Revel in the delights of an old-fashioned Christmas as you sail along the majestic waterways of Europe to cities and villages that sparkle with lights and echo with carols. Walking through Europe’s great holiday markets, you’ll uncover the origin of many of our most beloved Christmas traditions. Each of our seven all-inclusive holiday season cruises offers its own distinctive take on the season’s customs. Come see Rüdesheim’s life-sized Nativity scene and Heidelberg’s Christmas Pyramid on “Rhine Holiday Markets”. Sip spiced mulled wine in Nuremberg’s famed Christkindlesmarkt on “Classic Christmas Markets”. Enjoy an exclusive Bavarian horse-drawn wagon ride on “European Holiday Markets”. Relish the timeless and elegant pageantry of Salzburg surrounded by the majestic Alps on “Danube Holiday Markets”. Marvel at the sight of Paris bedecked in all her holiday finery on “Parisian Royal Holiday”. Waltz in the New Year in Vienna on “Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise”, or experience the magic of the Danube on “Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise”.

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Market, Germany

Holiday Season Cruises


“The experience was exceptional from start to finish! I can’t wait to travel with Uniworld again!” Ann Classic Christmas Markets

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Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne / 8 days

A festive journey destined to delight travellers of all ages Switzerland, France and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas market 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 134

Strasbourg offers modern celebrants. See how the baroque town hall of Koblenz is transformed into an Advent calendar and find unexpected treasures in the red-roofed stalls clustered around Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Nativity figures and joyful brass choirs. Sail through castle-strewn hillsides and visit charming towns decked in holiday finery for a holiday season you will never forget.

Savour tantalising once-a-year treats with Uniworld’s “Taste of Christmas” programme, including gingerbread, crepes with cinnamon and warm spiced wine. Revel in brightly painted carousels and handmade ornaments, medieval squares illuminated by twinkling lights, life-sized

Shoppers searching 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.

Who will enjoy this cruise


Cruise includes:

Basel to Cologne

Travel

Day Port/City

1

Basel (embark)

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

2 Basel

All transfers on arrival and departure days

3

Kehl (Strasbourg)

4

Mannheim (Heidelberg)

5

Mainz, Rüdesheim

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

6

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

7 Cologne

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

8

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water Explore

3 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programmes 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 Nordic walking sticks

Cologne (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cologne to Basel Day Port/City

1

Cologne (embark)

2 Cologne 3

Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

4

Rüdesheim, Mainz

5

Germersheim (Heidelberg)

6

Kehl (Strasbourg)

7 Basel 8

Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Dates

28* Nov Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “European Christmas Traditions, from the Nutcracker to the Tannenbaum”

5, 12,* 19 Dec *On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 23 December.

8 days from:

R

42,700

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Cologne, Germany  ▶ Strasbourg, France

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Basel to Cologne / 8 days

Rhine Holiday Markets

Day 1

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

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Basel Featured Excursion: Basel walking discovery tour

with Christmas Market

Your walking discovery tour introduces you to Basel, Switzerland’s second-largest city, and its marvelous Christmas Market, located in the heart of the Old Town. With more than 150 stands, it offers many locally made craft items, unique ornaments and delicious seasonal baked goods. Later, take a stroll down Christmas Street, beautifully decorated with more than 100 Christmas trees adorned with twinkling lights. Celebrate the evening at the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Kehl (Strasbourg) Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg by canal with Christmas Market or exclusive “Taste of

Christmas” walking discovery tour

Strasbourg is particularly picturesque during the festive holiday season. Discover its magic on a canal cruise through Petite France, a neighbourhood of cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses. Just outside the cathedral square, you’ll find Strasbourg’s famous Marché de Nöel, the oldest Christmas market in France. As part of a long tradition of authentic, atmospheric Christmas markets, the 300 stalls of Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik are spread out over 12 locations within the city centre, making it one of the largest in Europe. If you prefer to celebrate 136

UNESCO Site   b  Motorcoach   e  Embark/Disembark   u 

Strasbourg’s holiday magic in a different way, enjoy the flavours of the season on a “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour showcasing the spirit of Alsatian Christmas and showing you why Strasbourg is the “Capital of Christmas”. Day 4

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Mannheim (Heidelberg) Featured Excursions: Choice of full day Heidelberg tour with Christmas Market* or exclusive Doktorenhof

vinegar estate visit and tasting

Situated on the banks of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. It is also home to one of Germany’s oldest universities. Your tour of Heidelberg takes you past the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a once-fortified 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 over five squares. For those who prefer to try something different, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample the unique aperitifs made with honey and herb infused wine vinegars.

Day 5

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Mainz, Rüdesheim Featured Excursion: Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical

Instrument Museum with Christmas Market

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Mainz, once home to Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press, and its St. Nicholas Christmas Market with 1,000-yearold St. Martin’s Cathedral as a backdrop. During the afternoon, cruise to Rüdesheim, located in the heart of the fabled Rhine Valley. Discover why Rüdesheim has been a magnet for romantics ever since the early 19th century. Its rolling hills, historical monuments and winding alleyways are a real treat. While in Rüdesheim, you’ll visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and its unique collection of self-playing instruments. Spend time browsing more than 120 stalls packed with holiday delights, and don’t miss Rüdesheim’s amazing, life-sized Nativity scene—one of the largest in Germany.

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

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


Day 6

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking discovery tour

with Christmas Market

En route to Koblenz, your ship will cruise along a spectacularly scenic 64-kilometre stretch of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape. With its 40 castles strung like pearls on the hillside and the famous Lorelei Rock, the valley is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. Once in Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll begin your walking tour through romantic alleyways lined with half-timbered houses decorated for the season. Afterward, delight in the Koblenz Christmas Market with its dozens of wooden stands offering arts and crafts, spiced mulled wine and sweet Christmas cakes. Day 7

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Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 1 May 2017

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

R6,000

R6,000

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

S.S. Antoinette

28* Nov

R47,200

R52,400

R59,200

R65,900

R73,400

R94,400

R119,900

5 Dec

R45,700

R50,900

R57,700

R64,400

R71,900

R92,900

R118,400

12* Dec

R42,700

R47,900

R54,700

R61,400

R68,900

R89,900

R115,400

19 Dec

R42,700

R47,900

R54,700

R61,400

R68,900

R89,900

R115,400

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 170. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R21,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application.

Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. *On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

Cologne Featured Excursion: Cologne walking discovery tour

with Cologne Cathedral visit and Christmas markets

Christmas is the perfect time to visit Cologne and its famous Gothic cathedral. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a shrine said to contain relics of the Magi—the Three Kings—which has attracted religious pilgrims for centuries. Cologne has no fewer than eight Christmas markets, and you’ll have ample time to explore them at your own pace following your walking tour. Be sure to visit the Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market, as well as the Alter Market, Neumarkt and the Medieval Market in front of the Chocolate Museum. Spend your last night onboard at the festive Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

Day 8

 e b CB/BB

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

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

Basel & Lucerne Included in your 3-day stay:

• 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Les Trois (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • “Do as the Locals Do” Basel walking tour • English-speaking expert • All transfers From R19,900 per person Single supplement R7,800 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Basel.

Christmas Market, Strasbourg, France  ▶ Top: Heidelberg, Germany

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Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau / 8 days

Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions 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 watch as kürtös kalács (a pastry) is baked on rods over an open fire and then coated with sugar before it’s handed to you.

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In Bratislava, where a lively young art scene is revitalising the compact city core, stalls abound with traditional Slovakian Christmas items such as medovníky (spiced ginger cookies) and šúpolie (figurines made from corn husks). Experience Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of Christmas” programme in the heart of Vienna during the day, and then celebrate the music of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese palace in the evening. Follow the lights down the Landstrasse in Linz to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find a fairytale Christmas display—large animated renditions of scenes from fairytales that will entrance the child in you. Or mail a letter from

Christkindl, where children from all over the world send their Christmas wish lists. Glorious baroque architecture, delightful concerts and ravishing scenery will make this Christmas season unforgettable as you sail through the holidays on the Danube. Who will enjoy this cruise Music lovers will find many special holiday treats on this cruise, from onboard caroling and a classical concert in Vienna to an exclusive organ recital. Shoppers will delight in the chance to pick out a variety of unique gifts at enchanting Christmas markets.


Cruise includes:

Budapest to Passau

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stately S.S. Maria Theresa

1

All transfers on arrival and departure days

3

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

Budapest (embark)

2 Budapest Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

4 Vienna

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

5

Krems, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

6

Linz (Salzburg or Linz and Steyr)

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

7 Passau

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

8

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Passau to Budapest

Explore

Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich Airport

Day Port/City

4 countries

1

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

2 Passau

Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programmes 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Munich Airport, transfer to Passau (embark)

3

Linz (Salzburg or Linz and Steyr)

4

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Krems

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

5 Vienna

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

6 Bratislava

Use of Nordic walking sticks

8

Experience

7 Budapest Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Cruise Start Dates

Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music, from ‘Silent Night’ to Christmas Oratorio”

2, 9,* 16 Dec *On this date, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 23 December.

8 days from:

R

47,200

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Vienna, Austria  ▶ Bratislava, Slovakia

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Budapest to Passau / 8 days

Danube Holiday Markets

Day 1

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

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Budapest Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour with

Christmas Market

Discover the wonders of the “Queen of the Danube” as you savour the beauty of both Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including St. Stephen’s Basilica and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, before exploring the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square. Only the finest Hungarian craftsmen are invited to display their wares here, so you’re sure to find many well-made, one-of-a-kind gifts. Another extra-special feature of the market is a hand-carved manger with a Nativity scene that includes live animals. Savour mulled wine, cinnamonspiced gingerbread and traditional honey cakes as you stroll and shop. Celebrate the spirit of the holidays at the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking discovery tour

with Christmas Market

Slovakia’s capital city is full of surprises, as you will discover on your walking tour of the historic downtown area, which concludes at Bratislava’s Christmas Market. While a relatively new tradition here—the city’s first Christmas Market was held in 1993—the local residents have fully embraced this delightful wintertime event, and today you’ll find a generous array of stalls 140

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brimming with unique handicrafts, folk art and decadent holiday treats. Day 4

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Vienna Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with

Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit and Christmas markets or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour, and exclusive Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese palace

Vienna is at its most dazzling during the holiday season, and you’ll have two choices for how you wish to experience it—both options include the Christmas Market in front of City Hall, Austria’s largest and most famous Christmas market, as well as the small but charming market at Freyung Square. Choose to visit Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace or experience a taste of Christmas as you are guided through famous shopping streets with windows bedecked with their holiday finery, including stops to sample some of the local seasonal treats with a

Viennese coffee. And no visit to the “City of Waltzes” is complete without music, so you’ll be treated to an exclusive private concert of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese palace in the evening. Day 5

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Krems, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk Featured Excursion: Göttweig Abbey with private

organ recital

The baroque-style Benedictine Göttweig Abbey, often referred to as Austria’s Monte Cassino because of its fantastic location, is where you’ll be treated to a private organ concert inside the abbey’s beautiful church. You’ll then set sail on a scenic cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, a 30-kilometre stretch of the Danube with spectacular landscapes and quaint towns and wine villages clustered along the river. Note: The organ concert may take place in a different location if the Göttweig Abbey visit falls on a Catholic holiday.

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


Day 6

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Linz (Salzburg or Linz and Steyr) Featured Excursions: Choice of full day Salzburg with walking discovery tour and Christmas Market or Linz

and Steyr with Christmas markets

Journey through the region known to many as the “smile on the face of Austria”, Salzburg. On your guided tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, view historical gems, from the 17th-century cathedral to Mozart’s birth house to the famous gardens where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed and then enjoy the city’s marvellous Christmas Market. Alternatively, visit the lovely Austrian towns of Steyr and Linz, each with their own Christmas markets, holiday traditions and unique character and charm. Day 7

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Passau

Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 March 2017

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 1 May 2017

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Royal Suite

R6,000

R6,000

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R12,000

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R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

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All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

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Royal Suite

S.S. Maria Theresa

2 Dec

R48,700

R53,900

R60,700

R67,400

R74,900

R95,900

R121,400

9* Dec

R47,200

R52,400

R59,200

R65,900

R73,400

R94,400

R119,900

16 Dec

R47,200

R52,400

R59,200

R65,900

R73,400

R94,400

R119,900

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 166. Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. *On this date, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit Single supplement R24,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

Featured Excursion: Passau walking discovery tour

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

Situated at the convergence of three rivers, the medieval town of Passau is a delightful place to explore on foot, especially during the holidays. Your walking discovery tour takes you past all the top sights—including St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ—and visits the city’s festive Christmas Market. As an extra-special treat, learn how to make delicious lebkuchen and beautiful holiday floral centrepieces. Celebrate your last night onboard with a festive evening at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 8

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

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

Prague Included in your 4-day stay:

• 3 nights at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Prague city tour with Prague Castle District and Christmas markets • English-speaking expert • All transfers From R15,900 per person Single supplement R9,600 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Passau. ◀

Salzburg, Austria  ▶ Top: Budapest, Hungary

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Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt / 8 days

A journey that will make you believe in holiday magic all over again 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.

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Discover villages with fairytale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Share traditional holiday goodies with the people who made them. Watch as modern children abandon their usual electronics and discover the enchantment of handcarved wooden toys, as scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the air. Sail through Christmas country, trying Frankfurt’s famous apple cider, Bamberg’s specially brewed holiday beer and Nuremberg’s gingerbread. Throughout, cosy 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. Who will enjoy this cruise Those wanting to experience the quintessential magic of the holidays while shopping for one-of-akind treasures and discovering the legends behind some of our most popular holiday traditions. Generations Family Programme (select sailing) Share the magic of a European holiday with the special young people in your life on this multigenerational “Classic Christmas Markets” cruise filled with lots of family holiday merrymaking.


Cruise includes:

Nuremberg to Frankfurt

Travel

Day Port/City

1

Nuremberg (embark)

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen

2 Nuremberg

All transfers on arrival and departure days

3 Bamberg

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

4

Taste

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

5 Würzburg 6

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, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Würzburg Wertheim, cruising the Main River

7 Frankfurt 8

Frankfurt (disembark), transfer to the airport

Frankfurt to Nuremberg Day Port/City

Explore

1 country

1

Frankfurt (embark)

2 Frankfurt

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

3

Guided “Taste of Christmas”, “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

4 Würzburg

2 UNESCO World Heritage sites

6 Bamberg

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

7 Nuremberg

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

8

Use of Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Christmas Traditions in Germany” Exclusive Generations Family Programme on a select December departure

5

Cruising the Main River, Wertheim Kitzingen (Rothenburg)

Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Dates

1,* 8, 15◆* Dec *On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 23 December. ◆

Generations Family Programme on this date.

8 days from:

R

42,700

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Frankfurt, Germany  ▶ Würzburg, Germany

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Nuremberg to Frankfurt / 8 days

Classic Christmas Markets

Day 1

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

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Nuremberg Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with

Christmas Market

During the Middle Ages, Nuremberg was the preferred residence of German emperors, as you will discover on your guided excursion. Visit Kaiserburg Castle, which rises high above the city and has housed every emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Your tour continues along cobblestone streets to one of the largest and oldest Christmas markets in Germany, Christkindlesmarkt, where you’ll get to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and sample wonderful regional delicacies, such as authentic Nuremberg gingerbread. Join fellow guests at the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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Bamberg Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking discovery tour

with Christmas Market

One of the few cities not destroyed during the WWII bombings of Germany, beautiful Bamberg is a city built on seven hills. Wander through the narrow lanes of Bamberg’s Old Town, looking for signs of the city’s famous Nativity Walk, which links 40 churches, museums and public spaces displaying Nativity and New Testament scenes. Some of the figures in the scenes were carved centuries ago. Browse through delightful shops decorated for the holidays and search for treasures at the city’s four Christmas markets—a traditional market, another featuring 144

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medieval cultural programmes and two focused on local arts and crafts. Day 4

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Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Würzburg Featured Excursion: Full day Rothenburg with

walking discovery tour and Christmas Market

Travel along the “Romantic Road” to Germany’s bestpreserved walled city, Rothenburg. The medieval ramparts still enclose cobblestone lanes and halftimbered houses decked in holiday finery. In the heart of this fairytale gem, you’ll find one of Germany’s oldest and most celebrated Christmas markets, which fills the market square with the aroma of holiday treats, including a local speciality, the schneeball—a “snowball” of sweet, deep-fried dough covered in powdered sugar or chocolate. You will also want to visit Käthe Wohlfahrt’s original Christmas shop and the delightful museum that displays vintage toys from as early as the 17th century.

Day 5

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Würzburg Featured Excursions: Exclusive Franconian “Village Day” and Würzburg Residence with Christmas Market

The spirit of the holidays really comes alive in an idyllic Franconian village, where you’ll be treated to Franconian hospitality as well as their culinary delights, such as hot mulled wine and gingerbread beer. Learn more about how they celebrate the holidays with traditions that go back through the centuries before visiting the opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 300-room baroque 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, by Balthasar Neumann. Your visit here will give you a true sense of the history of this region through the European Renaissance. Afterward, visit the town’s 200-year-old Christmas Market for one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures.

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


Day 6

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Wertheim, cruising the Main River Featured Excursion: Wertheim walking discovery tour

with mulled wine and Christmas stollen demonstration

Join your local guide for a walk through the picturesque town of Wertheim. See the Spitzer Turm, or “Pointed Tower”, built in the 13th century and once a prison for drunkards and feuding women; today, the tower’s structure leans to one side after withstanding more than 800 years of flooding. Stop in the historic Market Square, lined with half-timbered buildings and shops selling artisan glassworks and Franconian wines in round bottles. Be treated to a cup of warm mulled wine as you watch a master baker make stollen, a traditional German fruitcake, at a private wine estate. Day 7

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Frankfurt Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt walking discovery tour with Christmas Market or exclusive

Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 March 2017

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 1 May 2017

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Category 4

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Category 1

Suite

R6,000

R6,000

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

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Category 1

Suite

River Queen

1* Dec

R47,200

R52,400

R56,900

R62,900

R70,400

R89,900

8 Dec

R44,200

R49,400

R53,900

R59,900

R67,400

R86,900

15 ◆* Dec

R42,700

R47,900

R52,400

R58,400

R65,900

R85,400

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 174. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R20,200 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application.

Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. *On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. ◆ Generations Family Programme on this date. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

“Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour

Bustling modern-day Frankfurt shelters a surprisingly quaint and charming Old Town, full of traditional taverns as well as marvellous museums. Get an overview of both aspects of the city with your guide before making your way to the enormous Christmas tree and famous Christmas Market in the historic heart of the city. Or opt for a completely different kind of shopping experience with a visit to the spectacular 10-storey Zeil shopping mall and the Kleinmarkthalle. Spend your last evening at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 8

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

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

Prague Included in your 4-day stay:

• 3 nights at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Prague city tour with Prague Castle District and Christmas markets • English-speaking expert • All transfers From R15,900 per person Single supplement R9,600 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg. ◀

Christmas Market, Nuremberg, Germany  ▶ Top: Rothenburg, Germany

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European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna / 8 days

Experience Europe’s oldworld charms during the most magical time of the year “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.

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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. Sparkling lights illuminate ancient cathedral squares, and the sound of children’s laughter mingles with carols. Enjoy Uniworld’s exclusive

“Taste of Christmas” programme 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”. 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 includes:

Nuremberg to Vienna

Travel

Day Port/City

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

1

Nuremberg (embark)

2

Nuremberg, Roth

All transfers on arrival and departure days

3 Regensburg

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

4

Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

5

Cruising the Danube River, Linz

6

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein, Vienna

Taste

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

7 Vienna 8

Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

Vienna to Nuremberg Day Port/City

Explore

2 countries 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

1

Vienna (embark)

2 Vienna 3

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley

4 Linz 5

3 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Passau, Vilshofen (Theresienthal)

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

6 Regensburg

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

7

Roth, Nuremberg

8

Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport

Use of Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music, from ‘Silent Night’ to Christmas Oratorio”

Cruise Start Dates

30* Nov 7, 14* Dec *On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 23 December.

8 days from:

R

44,200

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Passau, Germany  ▶ Vienna, Austria

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Nuremberg to Vienna / 8 days

European Holiday Markets

Day 1

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

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Nuremberg, Roth Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with

Christmas Market

The medieval walled city of Nuremberg—the “Gingerbread Capital of the World”, and equally famous for its toys—is yours to discover today on a panoramic tour. Stop at the imperial castle, Kaiserburg, and stroll past the handsome half-timbered houses of the charming old quarter. Make your way to Nuremberg’s famous Christkindlesmarkt, one of the best and the largest in Germany, with over 200 wooden stalls filled with handcrafted gifts. Celebrate a festive evening at the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 3

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

Regensburg walking discovery tour with enchanting Christmas Market in the Thurn and Taxis Castle

During the holidays, the streets and squares of Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities, sparkle with Christmas lights. Experience the perfect combination of an inviting skyline, impressive historic monuments and legendary Bavarian hospitality as you stroll through the atmospheric narrow lanes on your tour before going to the Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle. Larger than Buckingham Palace, its magnificent park, imposing architecture 148

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and picturesque courtyard creates a unique romantic atmosphere for this Christmas Market. Step back into the times of knights, princesses, and horses and carriages as you wander through the courtyard gently lit by torches, lanterns and candles admiring the mighty, beautifully decorated Christmas tree and enjoying traditional Bavarian delicacies. Day 4

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Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

historic buildings, large squares, romantic promenades and winding lanes. St. Stephan’s Cathedral in the old town centre provides the perfect setting for its Christmas Market, which sells special ornaments and handmade toys, as well as lebkuchen, gingerbread and glühwein, hot mulled cider. As an extra-special treat, learn how to make delicious lebkuchen and beautiful holiday floral centrepieces. Day 5

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Featured Excursions: Exclusive Bavarian Forest

Cruising the Danube River, Linz

village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit, and Passau walking discovery tour with Christmas Market and gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations

Featured Excursion: Linz walking discovery tour

Snuggle in warm blankets on a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Nature Reserve of the Bavarian Forest before arriving at a world-renowned glass manufacturer in Theresienthal, where you’ll learn about the techniques used to create beautiful Bohemian glassware for European rulers for centuries. Later in Passau, join a local expert to discover the city’s magical townscape, built in Italian baroque style, full of

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 the impressive Main Square—one of Austria’s most attractive closed squares—with its baroque Trinity Column. Spend time browsing the one-of-a-kind wares on display at the local Christmas Market, where you’ll encounter two things for which Linz is most famous—Christmas crèches (Nativity scenes) and the delicious Linzer torte, a classic holiday dessert.

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


Day 6

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Early-Booking Savings Per Person – Choose One Book early! Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein, Vienna Featured Excursions: Dürnstein walking discovery

tour with exclusive spiced mulled wine tasting and organ concert in Augustine church, and exclusive Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese palace

Cruise the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to the village of Dürnstein, nestled at the foot of a hill crowned with the romantic ruins of a 12th-century castle. Ramble along the narrow lanes of the town with a local expert. Stroll through the town, stopping to warm yourself with a cup of spiced mulled wine and enjoy a soul-stirring organ concert at the 15th-century former Augustine monastery—splendidly redone in the baroque style of the 18th century. Later, sail to the “City of Waltzes”, where you’ll be treated to an exclusive private concert of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese palace. Day 7

Pay in full when booking & SAVE Offer expires 31 March 2017

Deposit when booking & SAVE Offer expires 1 May 2017

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Owner’s Suite

R6,000

R6,000

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Owner’s Suite

River Beatrice

30* Nov

R48,700

R53,900

R60,700

R67,400

R74,900

R95,900

R121,400

7 Dec

R47,200

R52,400

R59,200

R65,900

R73,400

R94,400

R119,900

14* Dec

R44,200

R49,400

R56,200

R62,900

R70,400

R91,400

R116,900

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 172. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R21,000 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application.

Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. *On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

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Vienna Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with

Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit and Christmas Market or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour

Vienna is a treasure trove of gems, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral—the most beloved architectural wonder in all of Vienna—and the stately Ringstrasse, the broad thoroughfare surrounded by the many imperial buildings that give Vienna its wedding cake appearance. After your panoramic tour, visit Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace, one of the most magnificent baroque edifices in Vienna, in the historic city centre. If you wish to experience a taste of Christmas in Vienna, join a local guide as you venture along famous shopping streets with windows bedecked with their holiday finery, and stop to sample some of the local seasonal treats with a Viennese coffee. Conclude your day at the festive Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

Prague Included in your 4-day stay:

Day 8

 e b CB/BB

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

Linz, Austria  ▶ Top: Regensburg, Germany

• 3 nights at the Art Deco Imperial (or similar) • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage • Prague city tour with Prague Castle District and Christmas markets • English-speaking expert • All transfers From R15,900 per person Single supplement R9,600 Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg. For more information about this itinerary, visit uniworld.com / 149 uniworld.com  /  149


Parisian Royal Holiday Paris to Paris / 8 days

A celebration of French festivities and royalty Northern France and its “City of Light” sparkle even more during the holidays. The grand Christmas tree at Notre Dame, enchanting animated window displays on Boulevard Haussmann and the gloriously lit trees lining the Champs-Élysées infuse the city with magic. Combine the festivities of the holidays in Paris and surrounding towns with the world of royalty, and you’ll be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime festive royal journey. The world of French royalty will unfold before your eyes with four exclusive châteaux visits. 150

Château La Roche Guyon perched above the Seine is a fascinating place. Here you’ll discover 10 centuries of French history through your renowned hosts while enjoying a wine tasting. Hidden behind trees that are several hundred years old lies Château de Bizy, nicknamed the “Versailles of Normandy”. Walk through the torch-lit gardens and past breathtaking sculptured gardens to the main reception room, where you’ll attend a private chamber music concert. While at Château de Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art, you’ll be taken on a private guided tour of the Hall of Mirrors, Queen and King’s chambers and Marie Antoinette’s Le Petit Trianon. And in Paris, you’ll be treated

to a rare experience with a private cocktail reception hosted by the owners of the luxurious 17th-century Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. You’ll also get a “Taste of Christmas” in the medieval city of Rouen and indulge in delicious holiday treats at La Couronne, the restaurant made famous by Julia Child. And for those sailing over New Year’s, ring in 2018 against the stunning backdrop of the twinkling Parisian skyline. Who will enjoy this cruise Romantics will relish the chance to see Paris adorned in holiday splendour, and history buffs and followers of royalty will delight in four exclusive châteaux visits.


Cruise includes:

Paris to Paris

Travel

Day Port/City

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre

1

Paris (embark)

2

La Roche Guyon, Vernon

All transfers on arrival and departure days

3 Rouen

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

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

4

Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

5 Paris 6 Paris 7 Paris 8

Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Dates

6, 13, 20, 27 Dec Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 3 January.

1 country 6 days of excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas”, “Go Active”, “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programmes 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 Nordic walking sticks Experience

Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Mona Lisa and 10 Legendary Paris Works of Art”

8 days from:

R

42,700

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Paris, France  ▶ Paris, France

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Paris to Paris / 8 days

Parisian Royal Holiday

Day 1

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

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La Roche Guyon, Vernon Featured Excursions: Choice of Château La Roche Guyon or exclusive guided “Go Active” Château La

Roche Guyon fortress tower climb and Château de Bizy concert

Château La Roche Guyon, located in one of the most beautiful villages of France, has stood against the chalk cliff since the Middle Ages. While here, you’ll listen to the many stories from the Middle Ages as you enjoy a wine tasting. If you prefer a more active adventure at the château, climb the 276 steps up to the fortress, where you’ll see the beautiful village built on the gently rolling Seine curve. You’ll then travel to Château de Bizy, once home to the duke of Penthièvre. Discover its many charms both inside and out, including the park with sculpted fountains. While here, be treated to a concert. End your day at the festive Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

city’s Marché de Noël, sipping warm cider as you shop for handmade toys and crafts. Be sure to step inside Notre Dame Cathedral to see the crèche and listen to a choral performance. You can also discover some traditional and delicious Norman treats at La Couronne, the restaurant where Julia Child had her first French meal, which was the meal that changed her life. Day 4

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Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles) Day 3

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Rouen Featured Excursions: Rouen walking discovery

tour, Christmas Market, cathedral choir recital and “Julia Childs” tea time at La Couronne

One of France’s best-preserved medieval cities, Rouen is an ideal setting for an old world Christmas Market. On your walking tour, you’ll see the historic quarter and the bronze cross marking the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred. Delve into the festivities of the

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Featured Excursion: Exclusive “Secret Versailles”

palace tour

Enter the famous Hall of Mirrors and you’ll immediately see why Versailles set the standard for over-the-top opulence. Spend the day exploring the decadent world of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI with a specialist. From the Grands Appartements to the Queen’s Bedchamber, this once-in-a-lifetime exclusive tour behind the palace’s secret doors is one you’ll never forget. Note: A Holiday Gala Dinner will be served on this day on 6 and 13 December departures. The 20 December departure will feature a Christmas Dinner, while the 27 December departure will feature a New Year’s Dinner.

Day 5

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Paris Featured Excursion: Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do”

walking tour of the Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter

Experience Paris as a true Parisian. Take the Métro to the Île de la Cité, the historic centre of Paris, and the great cathedral of Notre Dame. An expert in the history and architecture of this magnificent cathedral is your guide as you explore both inside and out. After you’ve admired Notre Dame’s stained glass, flying buttresses and idiosyncratic gargoyles, cross the Archbishop’s Bridge to the Left Bank and the Latin Quarter, seeing the famous Sorbonne University, the Pantheon and Luxembourg Garden. Throughout the day, you can also take the shuttle from the ship to the Champs-Élysées Christmas markets. Day 6

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Paris Featured Excursions: Exclusive reception at Château

de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Paris “Illuminations” tour

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


The 17th-century Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a combination of three exceptional features: magnificent architecture, luxurious decorations and a breathtaking garden. You’ll have a rare opportunity to enter the lavishly decorated palace for a private cocktail reception hosted by the owner. Afterwards, join a special “Illuminations” tour to discover why Paris has earned the nickname “The City of Light”, and how it sparkles even more at Christmastime. Day 7

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Paris Featured Excursion: Choice of walking discovery tour to the Paris Opera and Boulevard Haussmann or

exclusive guided “Go Active” Left Bank bicycle ride

Take a step back in time to admire the decadence of the late 1800s at the stunning Palais Garnier Opéra House, inspiration for the novel The Phantom of the Opera. This 19th-century opera house is one of the most opulent buildings in Paris and one of the most recognised opera houses in the world. Commissioned by Napoleon III, it was created in the popular Beaux Arts style of the time with heavy glass chandeliers, sweeping marble staircases and gilt decorations, and today it is home to the famous Paris Ballet. After visiting it, you’ll do as the Parisians do and make your way to two of the city’s most celebrated department stores on the Boulevard Haussmann. Christmas shopping is one of the many true pleasures of a Parisian Christmas, which is primarily due to the fabulous festive ambience that the city creates with decorations and illuminations. Each year, for the past 50 years, these world-famous department stores, Le Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, vie with each other to create the most amazing Christmas window displays with 3-D animation and festive store interior decorations. Should you wish to explore a different side of the city, hop on a bicycle and peddle to the Left Bank. Cap your festive day off at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 8

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Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

R6,000

R6,000

R9,000

R9,000

R12,000

R13,000

R16,000

R3,000

R3,000

R4,500

R4,500

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

S.S. Joie de Vivre

6 Dec

R44,200

R49,400

R56,200

R62,900

R70,400

R91,400

R116,900

13, 20 Dec

R42,700

R47,900

R54,700

R61,400

R68,900

R89,900

R115,400

27 Dec

R48,700

R53,900

R60,700

R67,400

R74,900

R95,900

R121,400

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Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

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Depart Paris Disembark the ship and transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

Paris, France  ▶ Paris, France

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Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Passau to Budapest / 11 days

A festive extravaganza celebrating two holidays in grand and unforgettable style Celebrate the holiday season in truly extraordinary fashion with a special Uniworld itinerary that gives you the best of four different countries at their most magical time of year. Cruise the mighty Danube, visiting classical capitals like Budapest and Vienna. Hear the largest organ in Europe on Christmas Eve in Passau, and then ring in the New Year in elegant style with a gala dinner and ballroom dance 154

in Budapest. Festive celebrations are plentiful during this cruise—what better way to create perfect holiday memories? Commemorate a splendid musical heritage as you lift your voice and sing “Silent Night” in Oberndorf, where the beloved Christmas carol was composed, and delight in the music of Strauss and Mozart in Vienna, where the composers lived. Sip a cocktail with a princess in the seven-towered Artstetten Castle, and visit Prince Eugene of Savoy’s jewel-box Winter Palace in Vienna. 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 Bratislava’s picturesque downtown, and enjoy the merriment of traditional hospitality in an Austrian wine village. Ring out the old year and ring in the new with art, wine and song as you cruise through four nations during this enchanting season. Who will enjoy this cruise Those who wish to celebrate a European Christmas and New Year in festive elegance. All lovers of art, music and merriment.


Cruise includes:

Passau to Budapest

Travel

Day Port/City

10-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stately S.S. Maria Theresa

1

All transfers on arrival and departure days

2 Passau

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

Taste

3

Munich Airport, transfer to Passau (embark) Linz (Salzburg and Oberndorf)

4 Grein

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

5

10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

6 Vienna

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

7 Vienna 8 Bratislava 9 Budapest 10 Budapest 11

Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Explore

4 countries 9 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

Cruise Start Date

23 Dec Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 23 December.

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 ‘Silent Night’ to Christmas Oratorio”

11 days from:

75,000

R

Per person, twin share, cruise Only (including port charges & taxes) ◀

Vienna, Austria  ▶ Budapest, Hungary

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Passau to Budapest / 11 days

Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Day 1

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Munich Airport, transfer to Passau Arrive at Munich Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship docked in Passau. Day 2

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Passau Featured Excursion: Passau walking discovery tour

with gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations

Join a local expert to discover the city’s magical townscape and many of its architectural gems. As an extra-special treat, learn how to make delicious gingerbread and beautiful holiday floral centrepieces. Spend a festive evening at the Captain’s Welcome Reception with a special Christmas Eve dinner onboard. Later, you’re welcome to attend Midnight Mass at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Day 3

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Day 4

What could be more memorable than spending Christmas Day in two Austrian towns famous for music? On your guided tour through Salzburg’s UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, view historical gems from the 17th-century cathedral to Mozart’s birth house to the famous gardens where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. Be treated to a festive holiday lunch inside St. Peter’s Abbey before heading to Oberndorf, where the beloved Christmas carol “Silent Night” was performed for the first time.

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Day 6

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Grein

Vienna

Featured Excursions: Grein walking tour and oldest

Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour or exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour, and exclusive Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese palace

Austrian theatre, and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg

Explore charming Grein, with its 15th-century castle and delightful little jewel-box theatre built in 1791. Later, you’ll be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience—a private cocktail reception at a 13thcentury castle, hosted by an Austrian princess descended from the royal Habsburgs.

Linz (Salzburg and Oberndorf) Featured Excursion: Full day Salzburg and Oberndorf

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Day 5

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Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein Featured Excursions: Melk Abbey with library visit,

and Dürnstein village stroll with exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery church

The 900-year-old Melk Abbey was a significant centre of learning for many centuries, and its extraordinary library was the inspiration for the acclaimed novel The Name of the Rose. After visiting Melk, cruise through the beautiful UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Dürnstein. Stroll through the town, stopping to warm yourself with a cup of spiced mulled wine and enjoy a soul-stirring organ concert at the 15th-century former Augustine monastery—splendidly redone in the baroque style in the 18th century.

Experience the gems of Vienna as you wish. Art aficionados will want to visit the Art History Museum to see the treasures on display in the Kunstkammer, “cabinet of curiosities”. Those who wish to experience a taste of Christmas will want to join a local guide to venture along famous shopping streets with windows dressed in their holiday finery with stops to sample some of the local seasonal treats accompanied by Viennese coffee. Later, be treated to a Mozart and Strauss concert inside a private Viennese palace. Day 7

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Vienna Featured Excursions: Choice of Belvedere Palace or Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince

Eugene visit

Vienna is a treasure trove of wonders, including the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings at Belvedere Palace, featuring his famous The Kiss, and Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace, one of the most magnificent baroque edifices in Vienna. Choose to

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


visit either the Belvedere Palace or the Winter Palace, which includes a panoramic tour of Vienna. Day 8

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Bratislava Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking discovery tour

Your walking discovery tour of the capital of Slovakia will reveal a fascinating mosaic of different cultures and architectural styles, such as the castle where the Habsburgs once ruled, the rococo-style Mirbach Palace and the 18th-century Primatial Palace.

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Category 4

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Royal Suite

R8,000

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R13,000

R16,000

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R4,000

R4,000

R6,000

R6,000

R6,500

R8,000

R9,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Royal Suite

S.S. Maria Theresa

23 Dec

R75,000

R81,700

R90,700

R99,700

R110,200

R135,700

R153,700

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Budapest Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour or Budapest Opera House tour, and exclusive New

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Year’s gala dinner and dance

Discover the wonders of the “Queen of the Danube”. Savour the beauty of both Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including St. Stephen’s Basilica and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district. Alternatively, you can opt to tour the remarkable Hungarian State Opera House. Ring in the New Year with what is sure to be a highlight of your trip—a gala dinner and dance in an elegant ballroom. Day 10

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Budapest Featured Excursion: Szentendre Artists’ Village

Spend New Year’s Day in the village of Szentendre, a haven for artists and artisans, who will open their shops today for Uniworld guests. You will also see the Marzipan Museum and the Micro Museum’s minuscule works of art. Spend your last night at a most festive Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 11

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Depart Budapest Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

Passau, Germany  ▶ Bratislava, Slovakia

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Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest / 13 days

Discover heaven on earth on the ultimate holiday river cruise If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special holiday and New Year’s cruise is for you. You’ll sail through Germany, Austria and Hungary along the shimmering Danube and past incredible sights on this unique itinerary. Explore charming old-world villages and Gothic cathedrals, and escape the hurry and hassle of the holidays, as you relax onboard a luxurious ship and cruise through the ravishing landscapes of the Danube. 158

On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for Midnight Mass. As you pass through the magnificent doors, look up: You’ll see chalk marks invoking age-old blessings for all who enter. Listen to the harness bells chime as you ride through the serene Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Wander through locations from The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rum-laced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace, and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital. The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year. Who will enjoy this cruise Those who wish to just get away and relax during the busy holiday season, and anyone seeking to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in an extraordinarily memorable way.


Cruise includes:

Nuremberg to Budapest

TRAVEL

DAY PORT/CITY

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

1

All transfers on arrival and departure days

3

(see transfer guidelines on page 198)

TASTE

Nuremberg (embark)

2 Nuremberg Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg

4 Regensburg

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

5

Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners

6

Cruising the Danube River, Passau

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions

7

Linz (Salzburg)

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

8

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

9 Vienna

EXPLORE

3 countries 9 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

10 Vienna 11

Vienna, cruising the Danube River

12 Budapest 13

Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programmes

CRUISE START DATE

5 UNESCO World Heritage sites

22 Dec

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

Note: Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 23 December.

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: “Heaven on Earth: The Worldly Pleasures of Baroque Art and Architecture”

13 DAYS FROM:

R

87,000

PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE, CRUISE ONLY (INCLUDING PORT CHARGES & TAXES) ◀

Regensburg, Germany  ▶ Salzburg, Austria

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Nuremberg to Budapest / 13 days

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Day 1

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

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Nuremberg Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with

Christmas Market

Discover Nuremberg, a quintessential medieval German city, on your panoramic city tour and enjoy Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s oldest Christmas Market. Celebrate a festive evening at the 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 marvel of modern engineering, the 170-kilometrelong Main-Danube Canal from the Main River to the Danube River. Day 4

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Regensburg Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One

Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour of Old Town or Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour

Experience the perfect combination of an inviting skyline and impressive historic monuments as you stroll through Regensburg to its UNESCO-designated Old Town. Alternatively, trace the Jewish history in Regensburg, one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany.

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Day 5

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Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal) Featured Excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest village

with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit

Snuggle in warm blankets on a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Bavarian Forest before arriving at a famous glass manufacturer in Theresienthal. Learn about the techniques used to create Bohemian glassware. Once back onboard, prepare for a festive Christmas celebration, complete with all the trimmings. Day 6

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Cruising the Danube River, Passau Featured Excursion: Passau walking discovery tour

The beautiful city of Passau, situated at the confluence of three rivers, was an important centre of trade during the Middle Ages, and you will see its charming Old Town and ornate cathedral with Europe’s largest pipe organ on a guided walking discovery tour. Day 7

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Linz (Salzburg) Featured Excursion: Full day Salzburg tour

Journey through the region known to many as the “smile on the face of Austria”, Salzburg. On your guided tour through the UNESCO-designated Old Town, view

historical gems, from the 17th-century cathedral to Mozart’s birth house to the famous gardens where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. Day 8

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Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein Featured Excursions: Dürnstein village stroll with

exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ concert in rococo Augustine monastery church, and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg

Situated in the heart of the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein features many places of historic interest, including the Wedgewood-like baroque church tower. Stroll through the town, stopping to warm yourself with a mulled wine tasting and to attend a soul-stirring organ concert. Later, you’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat—an exclusive private cocktail reception at the 13th-century Artstetten Castle, hosted by an Austrian princess descended from the royal Habsburgs. Day 9

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Vienna Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive

“Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour, and exclusive Mozart & Strauss concert at a Viennese palace

Vienna is a treasure trove of gems, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the stately Ringstrasse.

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After your tour, visit Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace, one of the most magnificent baroque edifices in Vienna. If you wish to experience a taste of Christmas in Vienna, join a local guide as you venture along famous shopping streets with stops to sample some of the local seasonal treats. End your day with a private concert of Mozart and Strauss at the baroque Abbey Klosterneuburg. Day 10

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Vienna FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Schönbrunn Palace, and exclusive

New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace

Schönbrunn Palace, the stunning former Habsburg summer residence, is on full display for you to enjoy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 1,441-room baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in the country. It is largely in its original condition, from the authentically furnished residential and ceremonial rooms to the maze and labyrinth in the gardens. Continue a day experiencing royalty as you ring in the New Year in grand royal style at the glorious Palais Daun Kinsky, complete with a festive dinner along with a private concert, and dancing to famous Strauss and Mozart tunes. Day 11

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Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

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Owner’s Suite

R12,000

R12,000

R16,000

R16,000

R18,000

R22,000

R28,000

R6,000

R6,000

R8,000

R8,000

R9,000

R11,000

R14,000

Port Charges Included

All-Inclusive Cruise Pricing Per Person Twin Share Ship

Start Date

Category 5

Category 4

Category 3

Category 2

Category 1

Suite

Owner’s Suite

River Beatrice

22 Dec

R87,000

R94,500

R103,500

R113,200

R124,500

R150,000

R171,000

River Heritage Club Members Save An Additional 5% Off Cruise Fare See page 35 or visit uniworld.com for more information on exclusive River Heritage Club Member benefits. Please see ship information on page 172. Prices listed are per person based on twin share. Single supplement R41,200 applies for single accommodation and is subject to limited availability. Suite upgrades for singles prices on application.

Airfare is not included in the prices listed. Please enquire when booking for best-available airfare pricing. See page 197 for complete terms and conditions.

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Vienna, cruising the Danube River After exploring Vienna, relax onboard as the ship cruises to Budapest. Join another festive evening with the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Day 12

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Budapest FEATURED EXCURSION: Budapest city tour

Savour the beauty of both Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, on a panoramic tour showcasing St. Stephen’s Basilica and the UNESCOdesignated Castle Hill district. Day 13

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Depart Budapest Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

Linz, Austria  ▶ Nuremberg, Germany

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Set sail on floating luxury boutique hotels designed to be as inspiring as the very places visited When you set sail with Uniworld, we won’t just take you from here to there—we’ll take you away. Each Uniworld ship is uniquely built and ingeniously designed, melding Old World luxuries with modern conveniences for your maximum comfort. And because Uniworld ships have an average capacity of just 130 guests, you can move freely through your ship, unencumbered by crowds, if you want to find a handsome nook or alcove for some quiet reading or river-gazing. From the most luxuriously appointed staterooms and suites on the rivers to inviting public spaces with the finest furnishings and handpicked original art and antiques, every aspect of our ships’ décor and every amenity have been carefully chosen with thoughtful attention and solicitous care. While each Uniworld ship has its own individual style and personality, all our ships share the same common threads of distinction, elegance and, most of all, warm and caring service, making you feel truly at home on your luxurious floating boutique hotel.

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Boutique Ships


The Uniworld Fleet 164 NEW S.S. Joie de Vivre

174 River Queen

184 River Princess

166 S.S. Maria Theresa

176 River Royale

186 River Ambassador

168 S.S. Catherine

178 River Countess

188 River Baroness

170 S.S. Antoinette

180 River Duchess

190 Queen Isabel

172 River Beatrice

182 River Empress

192 River Victoria

163


NEW for 2017

S.S. Joie de Vivre

Length: 125 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 128 / Staff: 52 Royal Suites: 2 (38 sq m) / Suites: 8 (24 sq m)  /  Categories 1–3 Staterooms: 45 (18 sq m)  /  Category 4 Staterooms: 7 (17 sq m)  /  Category 5 Staterooms: 2 (15 sq m)

S.S. Joie de Vivre

Bridge

Deck de Montmartre

Royal Suite S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

Suite Category 1 Category 2

Victor Hugo Deck

401

403

405

407

411

415

417

421

419

423

425

402

404

406

408

410

412

414

416

418

420

422

424

426

• Triple accommodation available

301

303

Reception

305

307

309

311

315

317

319

321

323

327

329

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

330

Category 5 Elevator

Bar

Balzac Deck

Category 3 Category 4

Bar

Salon Toulouse

325

Serenity River Spa

409

Swimming Pool Claude’s

427

Fitness Centre

Bistro Saint-Germain

All suites and staterooms on this deck have French balconies

Jules Verne Deck

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

164

207

205

203

201

206

204

202

Category 3

Note: Designated suites provide triple-accommodation options. Adjoining staterooms are available; please enquire at the time of booking.

Suite (décor subject to change)

208

Guest Laundry

209 Royal Suite

302

304

306

308

310

312

316

314

318

322

320

324

326

328

Le Restaurant Pigalle

Café Flore BF’s Cave

24-Hour Coffee & Tea Station

Category 4

Category 5

Marble bathroom (décor subject to change)

Elevator

• Triple accommodation available

Salon Toulouse (décor subject to change)

▶ Top

to bottom: Claude’s (décor subject to change); In-suite butler service (décor subject to change)


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Salon Toulouse with full-service bar Bistro Saint-Germain Le Restaurant Pigalle Claude’s with full-service bar Deck de Montmartre with life-sized checkers board Heated enclosed swimming pool Café Flore BF’s Cave Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ 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 Victor Hugo Deck and staterooms on the Balzac Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, mirror TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in Le Club l’Esprit. The Royal Suites offer extra benefits, including: a spacious living room, bathroom with a rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area. uniworld.com / 165


S.S. Maria Theresa S.S. Maria Theresa

Length: 135 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 150 / Staff: 57 Royal Suite: 1 (38 sq m) / Suites: 10 (28 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 18 (18 sq m)  /  Categories 2–3 Staterooms: 36 (18 sq m)  /  Categories 4  –  5­­ Staterooms: 10 (15 sq m)

Bridge

Dürer Sun Deck

Royal Suite S.S. MARIA THERESA

S.S. MARIA THERESA

Suite

S.S. MARIA THERESA

Category 1 Category 2

401

403

405

407

409

411

417

415

421

419

423

Category 3 Category 4

402

404

406

408

410

412

414

416

418

422

Habsburg Salon

Bohemian Terrace

Category 5 Elevator

• Triple

Schönbrunn Deck

accommodation available

302

Reception

301

303 304

305 306

308

307

309 310

311 312

315 314

317 316

319 318

321

323 320

325 322

327 324

329 326

331 328

333 330

335 332

337

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

334

336

420

424

426

Bar

428

Bar

430

Bar du Leopard

425

Pool

427

Staterooms and suites on this deck have open-air balconies, except suite 401, which has a French balcony

429

Hofburg Deck

Baroque Restaurant

Royal Suite

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

202

201

Category 3

Guest Fitness Viennese Lipizzan Laundry Centre Café Cinema

204

203 208

206

207

205

212

Serenity River Spa

210

Bavarian Deck

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

• Triple accommodation available

Note: Staterooms and suites on the Hofburg Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Designated suites provide triple-accommodation options. Adjoining staterooms are available; please enquire at time of booking.

Royal Suite

166

Suite

Category 1 stateroom

▶ Clockwise

Categories 2–3 staterooms

from top: Habsburg Salon; Categories 4–5 stateroom; Heated swimming pool; Baroque Restaurant


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Habsburg Salon with full-service bar Bar du Leopard with full-service bar Baroque Restaurant Bohemian Terrace Dürer Sun Deck Heated enclosed swimming pool Lipizzan Cinema Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Guest laundry Elevator Viennese Café Free Internet and Wi-Fi access Staterooms & Suites

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices. Staterooms and suites on the Hofburg Deck have open-air balconies, and staterooms on the Schönbrunn Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, mirror TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard. The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including: a spacious living room, bathroom with a rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area.

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S.S. S.S.Catherine Catherine

Length: 135 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 159 / Staff: 57 Royal Suite: 1 (38 sq m) / Suites: 5 (28 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 23 (18 sq m)  /  Categories 2–3 Staterooms: 38 (18 sq m) Categories 4–5­­ Staterooms: 12 (15 sq m)  /  Category  5 Single Stateroom: 1 (11 sq m)

Bridge

Sun Deck

Royal Suite S.S. CATHERINE

Suite Category 1 Category 2

Camargue Deck

401

403

405

407

411

409

417

415

421

419

423

427

Avignon Deck

Category 5

402

404

406

408

412

410

416

414

418

420

Category 4

Matisse Terrace

Category 5 Single Elevator

309

307

305

303

301

310

308

306

304

302

311 312

323 320

315

325 322

314

327 324

317

329 326

316

331 328

319

333 330

318

335 332

321

337 334

Saint Remy Deck

• Triple

Reception

accommodation available

Cézanne Restaurant

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

207

205

203

201

208

204

202

209

212

210

Category 3

206

211

Guest Laundry

214

Royal Suite

Van Gogh Lounge

Category 3

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

336

Serenity River Spa

422

424

426

428

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

430

Bar

432

Bar du Leopard

425

431

Pool

429

Category 1 staterooms and suites on this deck have open-air balconies. Category 2 staterooms have French balconies.

The Coffee Shop

Category 4

Fitness Centre

Category 5

Category 5 Single

Elevator • Triple accommodation available

Note: Category 1 staterooms and suites on the Camargue Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Suites provide triple-accommodation options. Adjoining staterooms are available; please enquire at time of booking.

Royal Suite

168

Suite

Category 1 stateroom

▶ Clockwise

Categories 2–3 staterooms

from top: Cézanne Restaurant; Bar du Leopard and heated swimming pool; Categories 4–5 staterooms; Van Gogh Lounge


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Van Gogh Lounge with full-service bar Bar du Leopard with full-service bar Cézanne Restaurant Matisse Terrace The Coffee Shop Sun Deck with life-sized checkers board Heated enclosed swimming pool Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ 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. Category 1 staterooms and suites have open-air balconies, and Category 2 staterooms have French balconies on the Camargue Deck. Staterooms on the Avignon Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard. The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including: a spacious living room, bathroom with a rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area.

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S.S. S.S. Antoinette Antoinette

Length: 135 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 154 / Staff: 57 Royal Suite: 1 (36 sq m) / Suites: 8 (28 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 20 (18 sq m)  /  Categories 2–3 Staterooms: 33 (18 sq m)  /  Categories 4–5­­ Staterooms: 15 (15 sq m)

Bar du Leopard

Bridge

L’Orangerie Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Royal Suite Suite Category 1 Category 2

La Princesse Deck

400

402

404

406

408

410

412

414

418

416

422

420

424

Category 3 Category 4 Salon du Grand Trianon

401

403

405

407

409

411

415

417

419

421

423

425

427

La Duchesse Deck

Elevator

302

300

304

306

308

310

312

316

314

318

320

322

324

328

332

330

Travel Desk Restaurant de Versailles

301

303

305

307

309

311

315

317

319

321

323

325

327

329

331

333

Reception Fitness Centre

Category 5

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

326

Serenity River Spa

431

Bar

429

Swimming Pool

426

Shower

Staterooms and suites on this deck have open-air balconies

Royal Suite

Suite

Category 1

201

203

206 207

Le Cinema Pigalle

205

210

208

215

211

212

217

Category 2

209

216

214

219

La Countesse Deck Guest Laundry 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Staterooms and suites on La Princesse Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. In suite 403, the bed frame cannot be separated.

Suite

170

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2–3 staterooms

▶ Clockwise

Categories 4–5 staterooms

from top: Salon du Grand Trianon; Suite; Heated swimming pool; Baccarat chandelier in the two-storey lobby


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Salon du Grand Trianon with full-service bar Sun Deck with L’Orangerie Sky Lounge and life-sized chessboard Restaurant de Versailles Bar du Leopard with full-service bar Heated enclosed swimming pool Le Cinema Pigalle Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea stations 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 La Princesse Deck have open-air balconies, and staterooms on La Duchesse Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in L’Orangerie Sky Lounge. The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including: a spacious living room, bathroom with a rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area.

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River Beatrice River Beatrice

Length: 125 m / Width: 11.4 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 2–3 Staterooms: 35 (14 sq m)  /  Categories 4–5­­ Staterooms: 11 (14 sq m)

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Owner’s Suite Suite Category 1 Category 2

Rhine Deck

401

403

405

400

Category 3

402

404 407

406 409

408 411

410

417

415

412

414 419

418

416 421

423

425

420

422

Danube Deck

427

424 431

429

Category 4

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Bar

Main Lounge

Category 5 Elevator

300

302

306

304

308

312

310

314

318

316

320

322

324

326

332

330

334

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

328

428 435

433

Captain’s Lounge and Library 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

426

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Reception/ Concierge

301

303

305

307

309

311

315

317

319

321

323

327

325

329

331

333

335

Restaurant

Owner’s Suite

Suite

Category 1

210

208

206

204

202

211

209

207

205

203

212

Moselle Deck

Category 2

Category 3

Serenity Guest River Laundry Spa 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 a fixed queen-size bed; therefore, the beds cannot be separated. Also, suite 405 has a four-poster bed for added luxury.

Suite

172

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2–3 staterooms

Categories 4–5 staterooms

▶ Clockwise

from top: Restaurant; Main lounge; Sun Deck; Reception and lobby


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Main lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chessboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Guest laundry Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea stations 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 & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in the Captain’s Lounge. The Owner’s Suite includes: a rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet and bidet area.

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RiverRiver Queen Queen Length: 110 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 128 / Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 16 (14 sq m)  /  Categories 2–5 Staterooms: 44 (14 sq m)

Bridge Sun Deck

Suite Category 1 Category 2 Category 3

Rhine Deck

401

403

407

409

411

415

417

421

419

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Category 4

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Internet Reception

Category 5

402

404

408

410

412

414

416

418

420

Bar

422

Restaurant

Danube Deck

Main Lounge

Elevator

Captain’s Lounge and Library

203

Fitness Centre

202

205

211 212

206

215 214

204

217

207

219 218

216

209

301 302 102

210

303 304 103 104

Guest Laundry

208

305 306 105

309 310

106

311 312

307

315 314

308

317 316

107

319 318

108

321 320

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 enquire at time of booking.

Suite

174

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

▶ Clockwise

Category 3 stateroom

from top: Main lounge and fireplace; Marble bathroom; Captain’s Lounge and Library; Restaurant


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Main lounge with full-service bar and fireplace Captain’s Lounge and Library Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chessboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ 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 European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; and free laundry service.

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RiverRiverRoyale Royale Length: 110 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 130 / Staff: 41 Suite: 1 (20 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 26 (13 sq m)  /  Categories 2–5 Staterooms: 38 (14 sq m)

Blue Fox Café

Spa-tub

Bridge

Sun Deck

Suite Category 1 Category 2

La Gironde Deck

301

303

307

305

311

309

317

315

319

321

323

327

325

329

Reception

308

306

304

302

209

207

205

203

312 215

310

314 217

211

318

223

316

322

320

225

221

324 227

219

326

Sauna

Category 4

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station Aquitaine Bar

Library

229

Fitness Centre

Serenity River Spa

Category 3

Staterooms and suite on this deck have French balconies

Category 5 Salon Gascogne

Elevator

231

Bordeaux Deck Blues Café

202

204

206

210

208

212

214

216

218

220

222

224

226

228

230

Le Bordelais Restaurant Claret Room

Category 1

Category 2

107

105

103

101

106

104

102

109 Suite

108

La Durance Deck

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Suite 326 has a fixed queen-size bed; therefore, the bed cannot be separated.

Suite

176

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

▶ Clockwise

Claret Room

from top: Blue Fox Café; Le Bordelais Restaurant; Salon Gascogne with Aquitaine Bar; Reception and lobby


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Salon Gascogne with Aquitaine Bar Blue Fox Café Claret Room Le Bordelais Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chessboard and spa-tub Blues Café Library Well-equipped fitness centre Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access Staterooms & Suites

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and the suite have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. The suite and staterooms on the La Gironde Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers. The suite has additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; and free laundry service.

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RiverRiverCountess Countess

Length: 110 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 130 / Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 18 (14 sq m)  /  Categories 2–5 Staterooms: 43 (14 sq m)

Osteria Siena Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Bridge

Suite Category 1 Category 2 Category 3

Marco Polo Deck

Category 5 Bar

Reception

402

406

404

408

410

412

418

416

422

420

Savoy Restaurant

Casanova Deck

Il Castillo Lounge

Elevator

Captain’s Lounge and Library

207

205

203

201

208

206

204

202

211

Fitness Centre

209

24-Hour Coffee Internet and Tea Station Patio Lounge

212

301 302

309 310 109

303

311 312

304

315 314

307

317 316

305

319 318

308

321 320

306

323 322

Bellini Deck

210

424

Category 4

401

403

405

407

409

411

417

415

421

419

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Suite

178

Category 1

103 104

Category 2

Category 1 stateroom

102

107

105

108

106

110

Tintoretto Deck

Guest Laundry

Category 3

Category 4

Category 2 stateroom

Category 5

Elevator

Categories 4–5 staterooms

▶ Clockwise

from top: Il Castillo Lounge with full-service bar; Savoy Restaurant; Suite; Lobby


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Il Castillo Lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library Osteria Siena Sky Lounge Savoy Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chessboard Patio lounge Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ 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 European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Marco Polo Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; and free laundry service.

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RiverRiverDuchess Duchess

Length: 110 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 130 / Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 18 (14 sq m)  /  Categories 2–5 Staterooms: 43 (14 sq m)

Bridge

La Motte Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Suite Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4

401

403

407

405

409

411

415

417

419

421

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Category 5 Bar

402

404

408

406

410

412

416

418

420

422

Danube Deck

Reception

Blue Danube Lounge

Elevator

Captain’s Lounge and Library

207

205

203

201

208

204

202

211

301 302

Fitness Centre

209

303 304

24-Hour Coffee Internet and Tea Station Patio Lounge

212

307

305

308

306

309 310

311 312

109

317

315

318

316

321

319

320

314

323 322

Main Deck

210

424

Palace Restaurant

206

423

Rhine Deck

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Suite

180

Category 1

103 104

Category 2

Category 1 stateroom

102

107

105

108

106

110

Moselle Deck

Guest Laundry

Category 3

Category 4

Category 2 stateroom

▶ Clockwise

Category 5

Elevator

Categories 4–5 staterooms

from top: Blue Danube Lounge with full-service bar; Lobby; Captain’s Lounge and Library; Palace Restaurant


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Blue Danube Lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library La Motte Sky Lounge Palace Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chessboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Patio lounge 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 European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; and free laundry service.

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RiverRiverEmpress Empress

Length: 110 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 130 / Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 18 (14 sq m)  /  Categories 2–5 Staterooms: 43 (14 sq m)

Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Bridge

Suite Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4

401

403

405

407

409

411

417

415

421

419

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

423

Rhine Deck

402

406

404

408

410

412

418

416

422

420

424

Reception

Danube Deck

Category 5

Main Lounge

Bar

Restaurant

Elevator

Captain’s Lounge and Library

207

205

203

201

204

202

Fitness Centre

208

302

304

308

306

310

312

314

316

318

320

322

Patio Lounge

206

211

209

212

210

301

303

307

305

309

311

315

317

319

321

323

Main Deck Serenity River Spa

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

103 104

102

107

105

108

106

110

109

Moselle Deck

Guest Laundry

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Adjoining staterooms are available; please enquire at time of booking.

Suite

182

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Category 3 stateroom

▶ Clockwise

from top: Main lounge; Restaurant; Reception and lobby; Patio lounge


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Main lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library Sky Lounge Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chessboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Patio lounge 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 European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; heated mirrors; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; and free laundry service.

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RiverRiverPrincess Princess

Length: 110 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 130 / Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (20 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 18 (14 sq m)  /  Categories 2–5 Staterooms: 43 (14 sq m)

Bridge

Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Suite Category 1 Category 2 Category 3

Rhine Deck

Category 4

401

403

407

405

409

411

415

417

419

421

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Bar Reception

402

404

408

406

410

412

416

418

420

422

424

Restaurant

Danube Deck

Category 5

Main Lounge

Elevator

Captain’s Lounge and Library

207

205

203

201

208

206

204

202

211

Internet

209

301 302

Fitness Centre

212

303 304

Patio Lounge 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

210

307

305

309 310

308

311 312

306

317

315

318

316

321

319

320

314

323 322

Main Deck Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1

103 104

Category 2

102

107

105

108

106

110

109

Moselle Deck

Guest Laundry

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Suite 410 has a fixed four-poster bed; therefore, the bed cannot be separated.

Suite

184

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Category 3 stateroom

▶ Clockwise

from top: Captain’s Lounge and Library; Lobby; Serenity River Spa™; Restaurant


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Main lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library Sky Lounge Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chessboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Patio lounge 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 European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; heated mirrors; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; and free laundry service.

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River Ambassador River Ambassador

Length: 110 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 116 / Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (24 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 26 (12 sq m)  /  Categories 2–3 Staterooms: 28 (12 sq m)

Bridge Sun Deck

Suite Category 1 Category 2 Category 3

Rhine Deck

201

203

207

205

209

211

215

217

221

219

223

227

225

231

229

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

206

204

103

101

104

102

202

210

115 114

208

117 116

107

119 118

105

216

121

108

218

123 122

106

222

220

125 124

212

224 127

214

226 129 128

126

228

230

Reception

Bar

Main Lounge

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

111

109

112

110

Moselle Deck

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, which cannot be separated.

Suite

186

Suite

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2–3 staterooms

▶ Clockwise

from top: Main lounge; Restaurant; Art gallery on Rhine Deck; Sun Deck


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Main lounge with full-service bar Library Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chessboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ 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 European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; heated mirrors; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; and free laundry service.

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RiverRiver Baroness Baroness Length: 110 m / Width: 11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 116 / Staff: 41 Suites: 4 (24 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 26 (12 sq m)  /  Categories 2–3 Staterooms: 28 (12 sq m)

Bridge Sun Deck

Suite Category 1 Category 2 Category 3

Normandy Deck

201

203

207

205

209

211

215

217

221

219

223

227

225

231

229

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

204

202

101

206

210

208

212

214

216

218

222

220

224

226

228

230

Reception

Serenity River Spa

Bar

Monet Lounge

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

103

107

105

111

109

117

115

119

121

123

125

127

129

Brittany Deck

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

102

104

108

106

112

110

116

114

118

122

124

128

126

130

Van Gogh Restaurant Fitness Centre

Category 3

Note: Staterooms and suites have two twin-size mattresses that can be positioned together to form one queen-size bed or moved slightly apart to form two twin-size beds.

Suite

188

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2–3 staterooms

▶ Clockwise

Marble bathroom

from top: Lobby; Van Gogh Restaurant; Monet Lounge; Art gallery on Normandy Deck


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Monet Lounge with full-service bar Van Gogh Restaurant Sun Deck with life-sized chessboard Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ 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 European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Normandy Deck have French balconies. Stateroom & suite amenities and services include: room service, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and safe. Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers; heated mirrors; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; and free laundry service.

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Queen Isabel Length: 78.8 m / Width: Queen Isabel11.4 m / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 116 / Staff: 33

Suites: 2 (30 sq m)  /  Category 1 Staterooms: 18 (20 sq m)  /  Categories 2–5 Staterooms: 38 (15 sq m)

Bridge

Swimming Pool

Sun Deck

Suite Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4

300

302

304

306

308

310

312

314

Category 1 staterooms and suites on this deck have full balconies

316

318

Upper Deck

Bar

Main Lounge

301

303

305

307

309

311

315

317

319

Main Deck

Category 5

Outside Bar Area

Elevator

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

200

202

206

204

208

210

212

214

216

218

222

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

220

321

Reception

Outside Dining Area

201

203

207

205

209

211

215

217

219

221

223

Restaurant

Suite

Suite

190

Category 1

112

110

108

106

104

102

100

115

111

109

107

105

103

101

114

Lower Deck

Category 2

Category 1 stateroom

Fitness Centre

Serenity River Spa

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Categories 2–3 staterooms

Categories 4–5 staterooms

▶ Clockwise

from top: Restaurant; Outside dining area; Sun Deck; Reception and lobby


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Main lounge with full-service bar Restaurant and outside dining area Sun Deck with swimming pool Well-equipped fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station 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. Category 1 staterooms 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 climatecontrol thermostat, flatscreen TV, radio, alarm clock and iPhone/iPod charger and player (Upper Deck only). Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, a choice of a light summer bathrobe or a warm cosy bathrobe and slippers. Suites include: a Nespresso coffee machine, teas and daily fruit plate. Note: While the Queen Isabel is the most luxurious ship on the Douro River, its amenities may differ from Uniworld company-owned ships.

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River Victoria Length: 129 m / Width: 17 m / Voltage: 220 volts and 110 volts in bathroom / Guests: 196 / 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)

River Victoria

Presidential Suite

Bridge

Chagall Lounge

Junior Suite

Sun Deck

Deluxe Suite Category 1 Category 2 Category 3

Volga Deck

401

402 403 310

308

311

309

400

404

Category 4

405

408

406 407

409

412

410 411

414 417

415

416

418 421

419

420

422 425

423

424 427

426

432

428 431

429

433

435

Neva Deck

430

Staterooms and suites on this deck have full balconies

Category 5 Katarina Bar

Elevator

319 202

302

316

321

300

318

323 206

204

301

320

325 208

303

322

327

306

324

329 212

210

304

326

331

307

328

333

305

330

335

312

332

337

314

336

334

339

338

Categories 2 and 3 staterooms and suites on this deck have full balconies

Presidential Suite

203

207

205

209

211

315

200 201

Reception

Library

217

219

221

223

225

Internet

215

216

214

218

222

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

220

Moskva Deck

317

341

Pushkin Restaurant

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Category 2 stateroom

Onega Deck

Fitness Centre

192

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

Elevator ▶ Clockwise

from top: Katarina Bar; Pushkin Restaurant; Chagall Lounge; Library


Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities

Chagall Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor Katarina Bar Pushkin Restaurant Sun Deck patio with lounge chairs Fitness centre Serenity River Spa™ Library Elevator Onboard physician 24-hour reception service 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access Staterooms & Suites

Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms and suites have hotel beds draped in fine linens and European duvets. Categories 1–3 staterooms and suites on the Neva and Volga decks have full private balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: individual climate-control thermostat, telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment centre and complimentary film and entertainment options and safe. Bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products and cosy bathrobe. Presidential Suites include: Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; cookies and snack service; and sun beds on private balcony. Note: While the River Victoria is a comfortable Russian-style ship, its amenities may differ from Uniworld company-owned ships.

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Meet Our Luxury Sister Brands

Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland Rated best hotel in the world by Virtuoso 2015

Red Carnation Hotels are a collection of family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. From the recently restored Ashford Castle in Ireland (awarded the number one hotel in the world by Virtuoso) to the iconic Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, each hotel is a unique landmark of history and tradition, full of character with exquisite fine dining and sumptuous surroundings. Red Carnation Hotels has a peerless reputation for delivering brilliant, memorable, attentive and personalised service where “no request is too large, no detail too small�. The Milestone Hotel, London, England Rated best hotel in the UK by Trip Advisor

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Whatever your future holiday aspirations are—a Uniworld luxury cruise, a stay at one of Red Carnation’s superb hotels or a Luxury Gold escorted journey—you can be assured that we will work very hard to ensure your travel dreams are fulfilled. We value your satisfaction and loyalty, so when you book with Uniworld again, or with one of our select sister companies, you’ll be recognised with special rewards and Past Guest savings. TTC.com/loyalty

A f a m i ly of br a n d s

A warm welcome at the luxurious Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India A breathtaking journey from Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations

Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations brings together the heritage of over 100 years in hospitality to create a collection of exclusive escorted journeys that are in a class of their own. Guests travelling with Luxury Gold stay at the finest hotels, dine on the epicurean regional cuisine at featured Michelin-starred restaurants and enjoy an unmatched collection of once-in-alifetime experiences and sightseeing. InsightLuxuryGold.com

The Grand Canal at sunset, Venice, Italy Let us reveal the history of this unique city

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Uniworld Gold Seal Protection Coverage for cancellation for R590 per person

With the Uniworld “Gold Seal Protection” Policy, Uniworld will provide you with 100% of the Uniworld cancellation penalties in the form of a future cruise credit certificate, should you cancel your cruise/tour prior to your originally scheduled flight departure date from South Africa. Cancellation penalties are reimbursed in the form of a Uniworld Cruise Certificate allowing you a two (2) year credit to travel with us at a later date. Please note that to be eligible for the “Gold Seal Protection”, you must enrol and pay for the policy at the time you make your initial deposit. The certificate is issued in the event of cancellation and is valid for travel within two years from the date of issue, is non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Uniworld Gold Seal Protection policy does not cover airfare.

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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 Booking Conditions.

Your Trip Prices: Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a stateroom or hotel room, and are in South African Rand. Cruise and cruise/tour prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, taxes, levies and exchange rates as of 14 April 2016. Should the total cruise price increase by more than 10%, passengers will have the right to cancel their cruise within seven (7) days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment for the deposit of your cruise or cruise/tour is received. This does not apply to fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. Reservations and Payments: A deposit of R3,500 per person is required within seven (7) days of reservation. Final payment is due at least ninety (90) days prior to departure. Reservations will be cancelled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. Payment in full for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld cruise or cruise/tour is required at the time of booking. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and not be penalised, providing no payment has been made. If full payment of airfare has been made, cancellation or changes will result in additional fees, dependent on the airline. If you have booked your cruise with Uniworld through a travel agent; 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, that all monies paid by you to us through your Agent, whether by way of deposit or otherwise in respect of your cruise, 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 programme, and the payment of a deposit or otherwise for your cruise, shall be deemed to be a direction to disburse such monies as aforesaid. Items Not Included in the Published Price: These include, but are not limited to, airfares to and from your destination except where specified; airport/departure taxes; cost of passport and visas; taxes; excess baggage charges; laundry; phone calls; all items of a personal nature; items not included on regular menus; expenses for additional sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; wine or liquor, unless indicated (please refer to Complimentary Beverage Programme); meals not detailed in the itinerary; gratuities; and health, accident, baggage, or travel protection plans.

Complimentary Beverage Programme • Europe: All beverages are included for the cruise portion of your trip. • Russia: Complimentary red and white house wine, beer and soft drinks will be included at dinner onboard the River Victoria. Soft drinks will be complimentary during lunches while onboard the River Victoria. Gratuities • Europe: Gratuities for onboard and onshore personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager, local experts, drivers) are included on all itineraries in Europe, both during the cruise or cruise/tour as well as on any pre- or post-cruise land extensions. • Russia: Gratuities are not included. Cancellation Policy: We hope nothing will come between you and your Uniworld vacation. Should you need to cancel your booking or any portion of it, your cancellation must be received in writing. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person and based upon the date of cancellation, are as shown in the following box: Cancellation Notice Received Cancellation Charges Before Tour Start Date Per Person 90 days or more 89 – 60 days 59 – 30 days Less than 30 days No Show

R3,500 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. These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that might be levied by your travel agent. There is no refund for unused services or for unused portions of the trip. For true worry-free travel, please see the Gold Seal Protection section of this brochure or visit uniworld.com. The Gold Seal Protection premium is non-refundable once paid to Uniworld. Deposit Protection programme – 5 Year Guarantee – Any booking which was booked, deposited and then cancelled ninety (90) days or more prior to departure will receive a credit of R3,500 per person. Credit is valid for up to 5 years from the date of cancellation. Credit cannot be used as deposit or insurance payment for a future booking, and will be applied only as credit. Only one credit per person can be used for each cruise or cruise/ tour booked. Credit is combinable with all current Uniworld promotions. Illness or Absenteeism: In the event of your withdrawal from a cruise 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, including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing. Uniworld makes no representation or guarantee concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim.

Revision Fee: A fee of R300 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any passenger name change; cruise date change (within the same calendar year only) or itinerary change made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A passenger name change, cruise date change or itinerary change within ninety (90) days of departure will be treated as a cancellation subject to our cancellation policy, and a new reservation must be made. Cancellation fees will apply. Please refer to the Cancellation Policy section. Any revision to a booking may result in the loss of a confirmed airline reservation, change fees (refer to the Air Travel change fees section for details) and increased airfare in addition to any charges levied by the airlines, which will be payable by the Passenger. Your flight Airfare: Uniworld wants to help make your entire holiday smooth sailing, so we offer great values on airfares from most major cities in South Africa. Please contact your travel agent or Uniworld for the most up-to-date prices. As airfares and schedules are subject to availability, we encourage you to book early. Payment in full for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld cruise or cruise/tour is required at the time air is booked. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and not be penalised, providing no payment has been made. If full payment of airfare has been made, cancellation or changes will result in additional fees, dependent on the airline. Air Bookings and Restrictions: Regulations require us to collect the full first, middle and last name as it appears on your passport or government-issued ID, as well as date of birth and gender. This information is required before we can book your air. Uniworld is not responsible for denied boarding or reissue costs due to an incorrect name, date of birth, or gender information supplied to Uniworld. Flight itineraries provided prior to ticketing are subject to change without notice. Uniworld is not responsible for any inconvenience or any costs or fees incurred by delays, lost luggage, or disruption of air service. Flight itineraries provided are subject to change by the Air Carrier(s). We recommend you contact the airline within seven (7) days of departure to reconfirm your flights. Seat Assignments and Special Services: Requests for seat assignments, special meals and special services must be made directly to the airline. Some airfares used by Uniworld are not eligible for frequent flyer mileage. Please enquire with the airline for full details regarding frequent flyer mileage. Transfers: Transfers to/from airports will be provided only for flights arriving/departing on the start/finish day of the cruise (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 following time limits apply:

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Booking Conditions & Important Information (continued)

Transfer Guidelines: Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits:

Europe* Russia** Extensions

Arrival

Departure

5 am – 5 pm 6 am – 8 pm 24 hours

6 am – 6 pm 5 am – 6 pm 24 hours

* Transfers in Paris are provided from/to CDG only. ** Transfers in Moscow can be provided from SVO, DME or VKO. Arrival guidelines for the programmes listed below are 5 am – 2:30 pm • European Jewels (Amsterdam to Budapest) • Castles along the Rhine (Amsterdam to Basel) • Ultimate European Journey (Amsterdam to Bucharest) Arrival guidelines for the programmes listed below are 5 am – 3:30 pm • Delightful Danube (cruise only Nuremberg to Budapest) • Paris & Normandy (Paris to Paris) • Burgundy & Provence (Lyon to Avignon) • Burgundy & Provence (Avignon to Lyon)  • A Portrait of Majestic France (Paris to Bordeaux) • Grand France (Paris to Avignon)  • Ultimate France (Avignon to Bordeaux) • Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley  • Parisian Royal Holiday (Paris to Paris) (cruise only Porto to Porto) • Paris & Impressions of the Seine (Paris to Paris)

Passengers flight details must be given to Uniworld forty-five (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. Uniworld will not be responsible for late arrivals or missed transfers due to delayed or cancelled flights, for missed cruise/trip days or for extra costs resulting from the foregoing. PLEASE NOTE: Your flight details must be provided to us so that we can book your transfers. Baggage Fees, Baggage and Personal Belongings: Uniworld allows one (1) suitcase, one (1) carry-on bag, and one (1) personal bag (handbag, computer case, etc.) per person onboard our ships and motorcoaches. Airlines may have additional baggage restrictions and may impose additional fees for checked baggage and/or excess baggage (visit www.uniworld.com/baggage). Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. Keep an eye on your baggage—it is your responsibility throughout the trip. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings. Travel Documents Uniworld will send you a document packet forty-five (45) days before your cruise or cruise/tour departure date, provided that Uniworld receives your completed Passenger Information Form and your booking is paid in full. Passports & Visas: A valid passport is required for travel on all Uniworld programmes. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the scheduled return date of the cruise/tour. You should check with your Travel Agent or Consulate Service for information regarding necessary travel documentation. • A single entry visa is required for entry to Russia.

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Any visa(s) or other documentation required for a particular itinerary is the sole responsibility of the guest. 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 documentation. Additional Considerations Illness or Absenteeism: In the event of your withdrawal from a cruise 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, including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing. Uniworld make no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim. Gold Seal Protection: Uniworld makes every effort to ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable. However, situations beyond our control may occur. We recommend that you obtain Gold Seal Protection to help provide you with peace of mind. It is also recommended to review your health plan coverage as it may not be sufficient for your stay outside of South Africa. Gold Seal is not applicable to group bookings of 10 people or more. Itinerary Changes: You can count on the value of Uniworld’s experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise/tour even when conditions beyond our control occur. The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and locks, means that there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region require Uniworld to make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries, vessels, and hotels as they are shown in the brochure, Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries, hotels or vessels. In such cases, we will do everything we can to make sure the locations visited, the excursions taken and the hotels or vessels offered are similar to the ones originally planned. Any changes to itineraries will not result in eligibility for a refund. Itineraries are subject to change without notice and may need to be altered specifically because of water levels, wind factors, or other conditions. Extensions/Land Tours: Uniworld reserves the right to reschedule and/or cancel land extensions or land tours if the minimum number of participants (20 people) is not met or for safety reasons. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your pre- or post-cruise extension eighty-nine (89) days or less before departure, then please refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the applicable cancellation policy and penalties that will be applied. Advanced, 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/tour.

Security: Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is consistently changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. Health and Mobility: The Company strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. The Company welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise the Company, in advance, of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation. • All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Company may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. The Company may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • The Company does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. • The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. The Company is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, the Company may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which the Company has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the South Africa. The Company cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers travelling on international tours. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms and conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.


Young Travellers: Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. Our Generations programme is for ages 4-18. Please note: Our Generations programme departures include programmes and services designed for families travelling with children. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their behaviour onboard and onshore.

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.

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. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials, including vapour e-cigarettes.

5. Transportation 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.

Diets: Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent of specific dietary considerations and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please also indicate your needs when you complete the Passenger Information Form at uniworld.com. Pets: Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips. Responsibility Uniworld River Cruises SA, 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. The 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. This 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 organisations 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. Uniworld River Cruises (South Africa) Pty Ltd. 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. 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. 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. Agreement: The payment of a deposit and/or the issuance of tickets or vouchers shall be deemed your consent to the terms and conditions as presented herein. If your booking arrangements are made through a travel agent, the person effecting the booking shall be deemed to have accepted the booking conditions. Time of Printing: The Booking Conditions listed are those in effect at the time of printing and remain in effect until replaced. These Terms and Conditions replace all previous versions. Your Passenger Ticket Contract Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the Suppliers (ship owners and charterers) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the Passenger Ticket Contract will be provided with your final documentation or earlier on request. Please note the Passenger Ticket Contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel, Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving disputes. The Passenger Ticket Contract is governed by the law of Switzerland and is subject to limitations of liability and time limits for making claims under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (“Athens Convention”) and the International

Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“1976 Convention”). Data Protection Statement In order to process your cruise/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 organisations, 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 River Cruises, The Travel House, 3rd Floor, 6 Hood Ave, Rosebank 2196, South Africa. Uniworld River Cruises may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. Uniworld River Cruises (Pty) Ltd. The Travel House, 3rd Floor 6 Hood Ave, Rosebank 2196, South Africa Tel: (011) 280 8400  Fax: (011) 280 8460 Postal Address:  PO Box 413786 Craighall 2024, South Africa Docex Address: Docex 122 Randburg The Uniworld group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, 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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Uniworld 2017 Schedule-at-a-Glance Itinerary

Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp / 10 Days

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

Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam / 8 Days

NEW Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich Munich to Cologne / 10 Days

Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel / 13 Days

Enchanting Danube Europe

Budapest to Passau / 8 Days

Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague / 10 Days

Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague / 10 Days

Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest / 10 Days

Grand European Discovery Cologne to Vienna / 15 Days

European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam / 15 Days

Portraits of Eastern Europe Prague to Bucharest / 19 Days

Ultimate European Journey Amsterdam to Bucharest / 24 Days

Italy

Gems of Northern Italy Milan to Venice / 10 Days

Splendours of Italy Milan to Rome / 15 Days

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Page

Mar

Apr

38

River Queen River Duchess River Princess

Ship

Jan

Feb

25,* 28, 30*

3, 6,* 8, 12,* 15, 17,* 24*

42

River Ambassador

26

2,* 9, 16,* 23

46

S.S. Antoinette River Empress

15,* 19,* 22, 26, 29*

50

River Ambassador

54

River Queen

58

S.S. Maria Theresa

62

River Ambassador

66

River Beatrice

70

River Beatrice River Duchess

74

River Ambassador

76

River Princess River Duchess River Empress River Queen

80

River Beatrice

82

River Duchess

86

River Countess

31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

90

River Countess

31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

19,* 26

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

2, 5,* 9,* 4, 7,* 3, 7, 2,* 5, 9, 1,* 4, 8, 12◆, 16, 11,* 14, 12,* 16,* 10,* 14,* 6,* 13, 3,* 10, 17,* 11,* 15,* 19, 23, 17, 21, 24,* 18,21,* 19◆,* 23,* 20,* 27 24, 27* 18, 22, 25,* 28 26, 30 26,* 30* 28,* 31 25,* 29*

1, 5, 8,* 15

19, 28*

16, 25*

14◆, 23◆*

11, 20*

8, 17*

6, 15*

3

21

3*

12, 24*

6, 18,* 30

11,* 23

4,* 16, 28*

10, 22*

3

2,* 9, 16,* 23, 30*

7, 14,* 21, 28*

4, 11,* 18, 25*

2, 9,* 6,* 13, 16, 23,* 20,* 27 30

3,* 10, 17,* 24

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

5, 12*

5,* 14

2,* 11, 30*

9, 28◆*

6◆, 25*

3, 22*

1, 20,* 29

19, 24*

3, 8,* 17, 22*

14, 19,* 28◆

3◆,* 12, 17,* 26◆, 31*

9, 14*

6, 11,* 20, 25*

18, 23*

5, 10*

17, 22,* 31

5,* 28

3*

9, 14,* 23, 28*

20, 25*

4, 9*

14,* 28

11,* 25

9,* 23◆

6,* 20

3,* 17

1,* 15, 29*

26*

3,* 10, 15,* 24,* 29, 31

7, 14,* 21*

6,* 13,* 13, 27

4, 11,* 18,* 25

10*

22

5*

14, 28*

25

9*

3, 22*

14

14*

6, 25*

2, 9, 16, 7◆, 14, 21, 23, 30◆ 28◆

4◆, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 13, 20, 27

3

2, 9, 16, 7◆, 14, 21, 28◆ 23, 30◆

4◆, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 13, 20, 27

3

2, 2,* 16, 5, 12, 16,* 23,  19 ,* 26* 30, 30*

Dates, programmes and itineraries are subject to change. Capacity controlled.  *Itinerary operates in reverse order 

3,* 26

  The Monarch Collection 

   Connoisseur Collection 

Dec

1, 6*

1

◆  Generations Family Programme


ITINERARY

NEW Paris & Impressions of the Seine Paris to Paris / 10 Days

Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris / 8 Days

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux FRANCE

Bordeaux to Bordeaux / 8 Days

Burgundy & Provence Avignon to Lyon / 8 Days

A Portrait of Majestic France Paris to Bordeaux / 15 Days

Grand France Paris to Avignon / 15 Days

Ultimate France PORTUGAL/SPAIN

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

RUSSIA

Avignon to Bordeaux / 22 Days

Imperial Waterways of Russia

Lisbon to Porto / 11 Days

Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River Madrid to Lisbon / 13 Days

Moscow to St. Petersburg / 13 Days

Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne / 8 Days

Danube Holiday Markets

HOLIDAY SEASON

Budapest to Passau / 8 Days

Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt / 8 Days

European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna / 8 Days

Parisian Royal Holiday Paris to Paris / 8 Days

Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Passau to Budapest / 11 Days

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest / 13 Days

PAGE

SHIP

94

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

River Baroness

6, 15, 24

3, 12, 21, 30

8, 17, 26

5, 14, 23

1, 10, 19, 28

6, 15, 24

3, 12, 21, 30

8

98

S.S. Joie de Vivre

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

7, 14, 21, 28

2◆, 9◆, 4, 11, 6, 13, 16, 23, 20, 27 18, 25◆ 30

3, 10, 17, 24

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

5

102

River Royale

12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 6, 13, 2, 9, 16, 7, 14, 21, 4, 11, 23, 30 28 18, 25 23, 30 20, 27

3, 10, 17, 24

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

5, 12

106

S.S. Catherine

19,* 26

2,* 9, 16,* 7, 14,* 23, 30* 21, 28*

3,* 10, 17,* 24

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

5

110

S.S. Joie de Vivre River Royale

3, 10, 17, 24

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

5

112

S.S. Joie de Vivre S.S. Catherine

26

114

S.S. Catherine S.S. Joie de Vivre River Royale

26

118

Queen Isabel

23, 30

122

Queen Isabel

128

River Victoria

134

S.S. Antoinette

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

7, 14, 21, 28

9, 23

7, 21

2,* 9, 16,* 7, 14,* 23, 30* 21, 28*

2, 6,* 13, 4, 11,* 9,* 16, 18, 25* 20,* 27 23, * 30 2, 9, 6, 13, 4, 11, 16, 23, 20, 27 18, 25  30 4, 18

2, 16, 30

13, 27

10, 24

8, 22

4, 11,* 18, 25*

2, 9,* 16, 23,* 30

6,* 13, 20,* 27

3,* 10, 17,* 24

1,* 8, 15,* 22

6, 27

4, 11, 18

8, 15

6, 13

3, 10, 17

7, 14

19, 26

14,* 20

26*

1, 23,* 29

21,* 27

25,* 31

22,* 28

6,* 12

19, 31*

12, 24*

6, 18*

DEC

2, 9

28*

5, 12,* 19

138 S.S. Maria Theresa

2, 9,* 16

142

River Queen

1,* 8, 15◆*

146

River Beatrice

150

S.S. Joie de Vivre

30*

7, 14* 6, 13, 20, 27

154 S.S. Maria Theresa

23

158

22

River Beatrice

Dates, programmes and itineraries are subject to change. Capacity controlled.  *Itinerary operates in reverse order 

  The Monarch Collection 

   Connoisseur Collection 

◆  Generations

Family Programme


For more information

RESERVATION HOURS

Contact a Uniworld expert on 011 280 8450 or for travel trade reservations call 011 280 8400.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 08:30 – 17:00, Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00, Friday 09:00 – 16:00, Saturday 09:00 – 13:00

Visit our website on uniworld.com

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2015

Editors’

Editors’

Editors’

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“Best Luxury River Cruise Line”

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