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2019 BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES


LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE on the world’s best luxury river cruise line.


Suite 403, S.S. Catherine

Introduction

YOU DESERVE A MASTERPIECE. I was introduced to Uniworld for the first time years ago, long before I had the pleasure of joining this magnificent organization. My first impression was similar to what I hear from our past guests— genuinely awestruck. This most luxurious cruise line has that effect on you. The absolutely stunning, exquisite one-of-akind ship designs, authentically passionate crew and the locally inspired food (my gosh, the food) drew me in from the beginning and has yet to lose any luster. Once you set foot on our floating boutique hotels for the first time, I’m certain you’ll know exactly what I mean. Throughout this book, you’ll read about many promises. Promises to provide you with amazing itineraries and onshore opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. A promise to go above and beyond to make sure even the smallest of details are exactly the way you’d like them to be. And a promise to treat our guests, our partners, and this wonderful world we live in with the upmost respect and appreciation. Everything included in the following pages is our pledge to you to deliver a travel experience beyond compare. You deserve the best. You’ll see that message in our communications, but more importantly, you’ll see this commitment firsthand from the moment you step onboard until you wave goodbye after one of our staff personally escorts you to the airport.

I welcome you to join us on one of many amazing cruises in 2019. The world is your canvas. Fill it with something wonderful. Warmest regards,

ELLEN BETTRIDGE President & CEO Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

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Suite 407, S.S. Joie de Vivre

TABLE of CONTENTS 08 10

ONE-OF-A-KIND SHIPS

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISE LINE

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OUTSTANDING SERVICE

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CULINARY EXCELLENCE

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CHOICE IS YOURS EXCURSIONS

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EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES

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SPECIALTY-THEMED CRUISES

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GENERATIONS FAMILY CRUISES

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THE WORLD AT A GLANCE

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CENTRAL EUROPE

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HOLIDAY SEASON

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ITALY FRANCE

PORTUGAL AND SPAIN

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RUSSIA

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ASIA

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INDIA

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EGYPT

THE UNIWORLD FLEET FAMILY OF BRANDS

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2019 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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PRE- AND POST-EXTENSIONS

Our guest reviews are 100% genuine—unedited, uncurated and independently managed by Feefo, a global ratings and reviews provider used by the world’s most trusted brands. See all guest reviews at Uniworld.com/Reviews


Le Restaurant Pigalle, S.S. Joie de Vivre

EACH OF OUR LUXURY FLOATING BOUTIQUE HOTELS brings your destinations onboard. Unique, matchless, inimitable. Take your pick. The ships in our cruise collection are each one-of-a-kind statement pieces, inspired by the beauty, colors, heritage and intricate detail of the incredible destinations you’ll visit. Our 17 award-winning ships are designed to the standards of the world’s finest boutique hotels, complete with handcrafted furniture commissioned exclusively for Uniworld, custom-made fabrics and fixtures created by some of the most esteemed design houses in the world and original artwork from the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Degas. Every room onboard is brimming with character and collectively gives each ship its own distinct personality. Take S.S. Joie de Vivre, a Super Ship inspired by the romance and charm of 20th-century Paris. Or the ultra-luxurious S.S. Beatrice, which recently earned her Super Ship title after undergoing masterful renovations, both on the inside and out. Some are bold, others serene, but each of our floating boutique hotels is unmatched. Originality is the finest form of luxury, as they say.

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Most All-Inclusive

There’s all-inclusive, and then there is the unmatched level of inclusive luxurious amenities that only we provide. Cruise Critic Editors summed it up best when they named us the “Most All-Inclusive River Cruise Line.”

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01. UNLIMITED CHOICE SPIRITS AND WINES Enjoy only the finest wines with every meal— curated by our sommeliers and sourced from the world’s best vineyards in the places you’ll visit. Or relax with a top-shelf cocktail, prepared with your favorite ultra-premium liquor—there is plenty to choose from.

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02. UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENITIES, finely tailored to your tastes.

We stock our bars with 11 vodkas, including Grey Goose and Chopin. Choose from a collection of 28 different whiskeys and bourbons. Enjoy unique lagers, ales and stouts crafted by small specialty brewers in Europe.

03. Wonderful trip to Venice, Uniworld welcomed us at the airport, then whisked us off to the ship. Comfortable cabin, attentive and helpful staff, food outstanding. The local guides were great and the private tour of St. Mark's Cathedral was so memorable. For as magical as Venice was, our time onboard was even more stunning. The liquor selection was incredible, including all of my favorites, and then some. Unsurpassed in all aspects.” – Alex, Italy on the River Countess

03. AN ARTISTIC APPROACH TO FINE DINING Wine, dine and repeat all cruise long, with five-star-caliber meals, carefully crafted to appeal to a distinguished international palette. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, you’ll be treated to exquisite cuisine around the clock, including specially prepared Welcome and Farewell dinners.

“Thank you for truly being an allcosts-included company. That is so helpful and appreciated.” – William, Highlights of Eastern Europe

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05. 01. ALL SCHEDULED AIRPORT TRANSFERS Right after stepping off your plane, a staff member will be waiting for you with a luggage cart, ready to escort you to your transportation to the ship. After your voyage comes to an end, you’ll receive the VIP experience once again, as our team takes you from the ship directly to the airline check-in desk. Life is good.

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Keep up with your daily workout routine or try something new, with an onboard fitness center, morning yoga, wellness classes, and bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use.

ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

ALL GRATUITIES ONBOARD AND ONSHORE Convenience and ease are taken to new heights when you never have to worry about bringing your wallet with you.

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04. AMPLE EXERCISE AND WELLNESS OPPORTUNITIES

The places you’ll visit make their way onboard with shows such as dance performances, local musicians and lectures by noteworthy historians.

02. YOUR CHOICE OF EXCURSIONS CURATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR UNIWORLD GUESTS The royal treatment isn’t merely a metaphor on your cruise. In Dürnstein, you’ll meet a real-life princess at Artstetten Castle during a small group cocktail reception, one of many Exclusive Experiences only we provide.

03. SHIPWIDE INTERNET AND WI-FI ACCESS Stay connected across all of your devices from the top deck to your stateroom.

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04. 05. IN-SUITE BUTLER SERVICE Our butlers are trained to the same standards of excellence required by Buckingham Palace, educated under the storied tutelage of Zita Langenstein at England’s Ivor Spencer Butler School. Each assume the role of butler 100% of the time, and doesn’t moonlight in other roles, enabling he or she to focus fully on making your cruise one to never forget.

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you deserve unsurpassed luxury at every turn.

it’s all included.


“The service was top notch. The staff went above and beyond! They remembered what I liked to drink and brought it to me.”

– HOLLY

Enchanting Danube

“I was so impressed with the happy, friendly staff who made us feel so special. Amazing how they learned all of our names. Very professional and a joy to be around.”

HOW CAN WE MAKE YOUR DAY REMARKABLE? We have a few ideas.

Service isn’t merely a hallmark of distinction on your voyage—it’s at the heart of everything we do. The world’s most exclusive boutique hotels are synonymous with service beyond compare, and as the only cruise line that also operates luxury hotels, that’s exactly what you’ll experience on a river cruise with us, thanks to the most professionally trained and tenured staff on the rivers. While other lines hire contracted workers managed by third parties, our staff and crew are all part of the Uniworld family, adhering to the same standards required by our renowned, award-winning sister brand, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Our homegrown approach to service shines through every aspect of your cruise, as evident by the many kind notes we receive.

– MARY

Paris & Normandy

“Our cruise was a tightly choreographed production. From the time we boarded the ship on Sunday morning to a sumptuous lunch, until we departed after breakfast one week later, the service overwhelmed us.”

– GEORGE

Castles along the Rhine

“Before I knew what I wanted my wishes were all anticipated. The staff, in particular those in the dining room, were so pleasant and friendly, I felt sad when I had to part from them.”

– CLARA

Castles along the Rhine

“I rated 5 stars only because I couldn’t give 6! We are well traveled and have never experienced such thoughtful and generous service from a lovely staff.”

– COLIN

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

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Suite 409, River Countess

LIVE WITH CONVICTION. Serve with passion.

The tiniest details often draw the brightest smiles, and initiating joyful grins is the goal for our staff and crew. But the biggest differences you may come to discover in our onboard family are the things we can’t teach them—a love of hospitality and passion for serving. Our staff’s passion is apparent in their matchless attention to your interests, like remembering your personal drink order from day one, or venturing off the ship to surprise you with chocolates from the local candy shop you chatted about the previous evening. It’s evident when our Hotel Manager acquires hard-to-get tickets for you, for a show you mentioned you were longing to see. And it’s visible when the captain arranges an intimate dinner on the top deck, in celebration of your anniversary. We have a name for the mini moments and small niceties that take your voyage from great to grand—TINY NOTICEABLE TOUCHES.

“No request too large, no detail too small.” It’s our way of life. And now, yours.

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WE’VE TAKEN CAREFUL MEASURES so you can travel without worry.

Being mindful, well informed and prepared are essential traits of an experienced traveler, and we approach each Uniworld cruise with that same thorough care and mindset. When you travel with us, you can rest easy knowing that your plans and adventures are in the hands of a dedicated worldwide team. Security assurance—another added inclusive on your cruise.

SECURITY FEATURES IMPLEMENTED ON OUR EUROPEAN SHIPS* All outside doors and access to the interior of the ships are locked when docked. Only registered guests can access the ship using a key card.

Cameras are present at the entrance of the ship and in public areas, and are monitored by our reception staff.

All guests and luggage are verified against the manifest at check-in.

Trained security staff are posted at the gangway 24 hours a day.

Guests have 24/7 access to the front desk.

Ship are patrolled by trained staff 24/7.

Key card scanners with facial recognition are utilized at the gangway.

All deliveries are thoroughly inspected before being brought onboard.

Note: Security features implemented on Uniworld owned and operated ships only. Security features may differ by itinerary. Please see Terms and Conditions for full details.

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“I felt very safe and welcomed as a solo traveler. All aspects of my trip were well planned and executed.”

– JACQUELINE

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FROM FARM TO FIVE-STAR Dining onboard is an art, and our chefs have perfected their creative technique over the years. Our culinary philosophy is ever evolving, designed to appeal to the discerning palette of international travelers, with a variety of traditional dishes as well as inspired contemporary flavors, delicious healthy dining options, and comfort cooking. Our distinguished culinary team brings years of experience and unsurpassed passion to the table, and goes to great lengths to use ingredients that were sourced just miles down the road from where you’re docked to create delectable dishes that mirror the finest restaurants in the places you’ll visit. When in Budapest, our chef may venture to a local market to forge ingredients for the evening's citrus fruit marinated roast chicken with a honey-rosemary glaze. Or in Caudebec, your server may present you with beef bourguignon and deconstructed salad nicoise—a local specialty.

FRESH, FLAVORFUL AND ADORNED WITH LOCAL FLAIR. LET’S EAT.

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Culinary Excellence

happiness is homemade exactly to your tastes.

01. WE LEARNED FROM THE BEST Food isn’t only an element of your experience. It’s a major part of who we are and how we came to be, with much of the credit given to Mrs. Bea Tollman, founder of our sister brand Red Carnation Hotel Collection, author of the highly acclaimed cookbook A Life in Food and the inspiration behind many of our meals. Mrs. Tollman’s 60+ years of fine-dining experience and personal recipes, like Bea’s Chicken Soup or famous Honeycomb Ice Cream, are staples on our menus. Sometimes, a hearty homemade meal is exactly what you need to make mealtime a masterpiece.

02. APPETIZINGLY ACCOMMODATING FOR ALL DINING PREFERENCES.

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For those interested in healthier dining options. Our Traveling Lite menu features all of the flavor of our traditional menu, but with fewer calories. We also offer a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, prepared just for you. If you have a specific meal preference or desire, just ask. Our chefs will be happy to accommodate.

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“Our meals were wonderful. So wonderful that it seemed like we were dining at a 5 star restaurant for every meal!”

- MIKE & SYLVIA

Italy on the River Countess

03. ENDLESS POURS With every meal, you can enjoy a choice of featured fine local wines, selected by our sommelier, and grown and bottled directly in the regions you visit. Or enjoy a glass from Uniworld’s own award-winning vineyard— proudly served aboard every ship. It’s always a good time for wine onboard.

“The dinners were like dining at one the best restaurants you have ever been to every night. Wonderful wine selections.” -Harriet, Classic Christmas Markets

Mrs. Bea Tollman and Uniworld Chefs

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A CREATIVE HISTORY OF HOSPITALITY

led to one picture-perfect cruise collection.

Boutique hospitality, unmatched service and a dedication to going above and beyond for our guests are deep-rooted in our DNA—we’re the only cruise line to also own and operate a collection of luxury boutique hotels. Uniworld is modeled after our sister company, the five-star Red Carnation Hotels, and we’ve been able to tap into their more than 100 years of experience and bring their knowledge and expertise to the rivers. One thing they’ve taught us? Luxury travel is best when it’s all in the family, which is why we employ our own full-time staff both onboard and onshore, and don’t outsource any elements of your cruise to third parties. When you travel with Uniworld, you know exactly what you’ll get, each and every time.

Ashford Castle; Cong, Ireland. Rated best hotel in the world by Virtuoso in 2015.

Learn more about the inspiration behind our beautiful boutique hotels on water at Uniworld.com/RCH

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ELEGANT AND UNIQUE from suite to suite.

Life is extra sweet on the rivers, especially when you choose to stay in one of the ultraluxurious, graciously spacious and statement-piece suites in our floating boutique hotels. Each suite is truly a showstopper, flaunting original artwork, handcrafted furniture, Asprey and Hermès bath and body products, Savoir of England® beds, heated towel racks, your personal butler and the most spectacular balcony views of the world’s most gorgeous destinations. Come enjoy the world’s finest accommodations in a variety of locations and don’t ever unpack—your butler would be delighted to take care of that for you.

Luxury, comfort and service in all aspects. The decorated suites, heated bathroom floors, electronic window-screen openings and smaller lounge bar-coffee rooms were lovely.”

– ERIC

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Suite 409, S.S. Maria Theresa

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I must have flowers always and always. – CLAUDE MONET Every home should be full of liveliness, and your home away from home on the river is no different. When you look around the various rooms on our ships, you’ll notice one beautiful, consistent element—fresh flowers, specifically orchids. The orchid is the most highly coveted of ornamental plants. They are delicate, exotic and graceful; representing style, love, luxury, beauty and strength— all characteristics you’ll notice throughout many facets of your Uniworld experience. Flowers have long been an inspiration to the world’s most inventive minds and may just inspire you while on your next voyage.

CREATIVITY BLOSSOMS ONBOARD.

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Every Uniworld itinerary is infused with amazing included excursions, designed to showcase the authentic culture, sights and cuisine of the places you’ll visit. And they’re great fun, as every day of vacation should be. Explore without compromise. That’s the reason you chose to travel in the first place, isn’t it?

01. LET’S GO Put on your walking shoes or your favorite bike shorts and head out on a hiking or biking excursion. Our Nordic walking poles and custom Uniworld bicycles are available to you to use onshore. With our compliments, of course.

02. VILLAGE DAY Discover some of the prettiest and most charming towns and cities on these intimate adventures, offering an in-depth look into the quaint destinations and the local people who bring them to life.

03. DO AS THE LOCALS DO Experience life just as a local would with these specialty excursions designed to give you an authentic inside look into your destination. With our EatWith partnership, a leader in providing immersive food experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down to a local-inspired dinner, cooking class, wine tasting or rooftop party, in the homes of local hosts.

“The excursions were not run-of-the-mill, so I felt I was learning something not just about France, but what it is to be French.” – Gabi, Grand France

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THE ONE THING MORE STUNNING THAN STEPPING ONBOARD is stepping off.

Adventure as you please with your choice of daily included excursions ranging from exceptional to impeccable—each bringing you a unique vantage point on local life that only Uniworld can provide.

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A MOMENT BECOMES A MASTERPIECE when it was created just for you.

There are some endeavors in life that remain fond memories forever. We have a name for them on your Uniworld cruise—Exclusive Experiences. These more than 80 once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are created exclusively for Uniworld guests. A tour to Prague may take you to the Estates Theatre for an insider look at the exquisite jewel-box theater, coupled with a private concert and traditional Czech refreshments. When docked in Dürnstein, you’ll be invited to an exclusive wine tasting at Nikolaihof estate, the oldest winery in Austria. And while venturing through the Netherlands, a stop in Amsterdam will offer the opportunity to enjoy a “Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh Museum—an intimate tour of the largest collection of Vincent’s works, without the crowds. If extraordinary is what you’re after, you’ll be sure to enjoy our assortment of new Masterpiece Collection optional experiences. Taste cheese with a cheese Affineur in Rüdesheim, tour Budapest via e-bike or enjoy a round of golf at Europe’s #1 golf resort in Passau. A world beyond compare is just a cruise away.

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Active Adventures

travel for the mind, body and soul.

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If sitting still isn’t exactly your style, (though you certainly can if you want to), you'll find you’re right at home. Each day of your cruise features several options to get up, get going, and stay fit, both onboard and onshore. Our seasoned wellness experts have an average tenure of 10 years and continuously hone their craft with yearly Auyeda and other trainings, lending their expertise to you onboard.

01. “LET’S GO” EXCURSIONS Our Let’s Go onshore program features guided walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and golfing activities, as well as gondola rowing and more. Hop on a bicycle and cycle past Chiogga's picturesque beaches. Trek through Europe’s lush vineyards in Germany’s Moselle Valley on a guided hiking trip. Hit the links with a Let’s Go round of golf at Golf d’Étretat, one of Europe’s most stunning courses, perched on the French clifftops, more than 150 feet above sea level. Wherever your journey takes you, there will be many opportunities to get out and go.

02. WANDERLUST MEETS WELLNESS

“This cruise had choices to satisfy all, from Let’s Go to gentle walking tours.”

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Start your day with yoga at sunrise or a TRX® Suspension Training class*, or work out at your own pace in the fitness center. Then relax at the Serenity River SpaTM* with a soothing facial or massage treatment, including in-chair massage options†, or take a dip in the heated pool.* Wellness is a universal language, and whichever cruise you choose, you’ll have access to our Wellness on the Water programs and amenities. Available on select ships. Additional fee for spa services.

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SPECIALTY-THEMED CRUISES personalized to your interests.

Every Uniworld voyage is unique, but we’ve gone the extra mile on several itineraries to provide you with a themed cruise that’s catered to your specific tastes. Perhaps golf is your favorite pastime, wine speaks to your soul, you’re an admirer of Jewish culture, a lover of French cuisine or believe that Christmas is absolutely the most wonderful time of the year. If so, we will help bring your vacation masterpiece to life. Looking to get even more bespoke? Our team is happy to help you craft a completely custom experience, whether you’re interested in chartering the entire ship or wish to bring your group onboard for a private event. It’s a cruise created just for you, because one of a kind is what we do best.

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Leopard Lounge, S.S. Maria Theresa

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Specialty-Themed Cruises

01. “All of our food was delicious and the tours were very professional. The steward and the butlers were amazing!”

– STEPHANIE

Paris & Normandy

01. CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION Aimez-vous la France? Then you’ll find a home on these culinary-focused French cruises that will take you to famous restaurants, vineyards, orchards, truffle farms and other culinary hot spots. In Bordeaux, experience a sensory adventure at La Cité du Vin, an interactive museum devoted to wine. In Rouen, enjoy tea time at La Couronne, where Julia Child first tasted French cuisine. Your delighted palate will thank you. AVAILABLE ON SELECT DATES ON 2019 FRANCE ITINERARIES........................p. 110

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02. JEWISH HERITAGE For guests fascinated by Jewish culture, we have created an all-inclusive cruise, “Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland.” This in-depth itinerary features a multitude of opportunities to explore the Jewish people’s enduring legacy in The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. Step back in time to the oldest European Jewish settlements, and then embrace the present with excursions highlighting Jewish-inspired architecture, museums and memorials. AVAILABLE ON: Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland.......p. 84 Authentic Danube & Prague.....................p. 86

03. HOLIDAY SEASON CRUISES

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The best way to spread holiday cheer is by celebrating on a specialty-themed cruise. Enjoy freshly baked local gingerbread and a mug of warm spiced wine while you visit one of many centuries-old Christmas markets. Breathe in the crisp December air on a horsedrawn wagon ride through the Bavarian Forest. Spend the most wonderful time of year in some of the most wonderful places in the world.

turn your passion into a vacation.

2019 HOLIDAY SEASON CRUISES.........p. 90 Specialty-themed cruises available on select sailings.

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FOR FOODIES IN TRAINING

WORLD TRAVEL.

Learn the secrets to twisting like the pros at a pretzel-twisting workshop in Wertheim. Classic Christmas Markets........p. 92

It’s a family affair.

Did you know your Uniworld cruise is perfect for a family holiday getaway? Our GENERATIONS PROGRAM features specially priced itineraries that are planned around breaks from school and are filled with activities, excursions and events specially designed for travelers of all ages. While your kids or grandkids embark upon adventures of their own, led by our expert friendly Family Hosts, you can relax, take a break or explore—kid free. Everyone in the family can expect the same matchless service, elegant accommodations and incredible cuisine that is synonymous with every Uniworld cruise, with plenty of opportunities to share meals and excursions with your travelers in training as well. It’s a wonderful blend of time to yourself and time with the entire family—exactly how vacation should be.

FOR CURIOUS MINDS Discover how BMW builds 1,000 cars a day at their Regensburg plant, where robots and humans work together to assemble single cars in less than 40 hours. Delightful Danube & Prague.....p. 60

Travel + Leisure magazine has named Uniworld the “Top River Cruise Line for Families” time and time again, and after sharing the Uniworld experience with all of the travelers in your life, we think you’ll agree.

FOR THE ASPIRING ARTIST Put your artsy side to work with a glassblowing demonstration and a mask-making activity in Venice.

SPECIAL GENERATIONS AMENITIES

Treasures of Milan & Venice.....p. 108 25% off the cruise-only fare for young travelers 4 to 17 years old when traveling with an adult. Two dedicated Family Hosts for Junior Cruisers (ages 4 to 12 years) and Teen Cruisers (ages 13 to 17 years). Kid-friendly menus and a Kids Lounge stocked with snacks and games.

Opportunities to learn words and phrases in other languages. A special ship tour with the Captain or Hotel Manager. Dessert-making with the ship’s pastry chef. Hands-on craft workshops tailored to the destinations you visit.

FOR THE ENERGETIC Challenge your children to a game of mini golf, French style, in Caudebec-en-Caux. Paris & Normandy....................p. 112

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AVAILABLE ON SELECT DATES ON THESE ITINERARIES: Castles along the Rhine..........p. 58 Delightful Danube & Prague...p. 60 Classic Christmas Markets.....p. 92 Parisian Royal Holiday............p. 100 Treasures of Milan & Venice...p. 108 Paris & Normandy..................p. 112


ME TO WE With ME to WE, you can immerse in India’s off-the-beaten path villages and towns for a truly transformational experience. We’ve partnered with this innovative social enterprise to assemble a cruise/tour program in India that gets you up close and personal with local life and a side of the country that is often overlooked by travelers. You’ll leave with an immense appreciation for a culture that finds happiness in the smallest of pleasures.

The world’s a big and beautiful place. AND WE’D PREFER TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.

Visit Uniworld.com/MEtoWE to learn more.

Mother Nature has provided us with a beautiful playground, and supporting the places we visit and those who call our destinations home is essential to ensuring the future of travel is equally bright.

AVAILABLE ON: ME to WE & the Sacred Ganges............................p. 162

Over a decade ago, we introduced a clean water program to preserve our rivers and waterways, which many in the industry have since followed. As a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation and Uniworld, we partner with the TreadRight Foundation to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come.

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Travel has provided us the chance to give back and lift up others, and we strive to do so whenever possible.

As part of our passion for sustainable tourism, we focus on making a positive impact through environmental, social and economic responsibility. We partner with WE.org to help provide clean drinking water to those who would otherwise be without, donate many items and materials that are no longer in use on our ships, develop programs to preserve local culture, and aim to support local businesses in the countries we visit.

ONE TREE PLANTED Small actions can make a big difference, as proven true with our One Tree Planted partnership. After booking your cruise, if you elect to receive your pre-cruise documents digitally, we will plant a tree in your honor— a simple move that can leave a lasting impact.

A f a m i ly of br a n d s

TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION

ELEPHANT GIN

Founded in 2008 by Uniworld’s parent company, The Travel Corporation, the TreadRight Foundation encourages sustainable tourism and has completed more than 40 projects that have benefited the environment as well as local culture and heritage.

Uniworld proudly serves Elephant Gin onboard our ships, an award-winning handcrafted premium gin made in Germany, distilled using 14 botanicals. Elephant Gin donates 15% of all proceeds to two African elephant foundations to support the preservation of the African wildlife.

Leading environmentalist and explorer, Céline Cousteau, proudly serves as Treadright Ambassador. Céline has traveled the world while working to preserve marine life as well as indigenous tribes in the Amazon. To see Céline’s story, visit TreadRight.org.

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Awards and Accolades

IN A LEAGUE OF OUR OWN, according to these travel experts.

BEST NEW RIVER SHIP: S.S. Joie de Vivre 2017 Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks

BEST SERVICE 2017 Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks

BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE 2017 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks

BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE FOR LUXURY 2017 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks

BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE FOR SERVICE 2017 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks

BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE 2017 Cruise Critic Australia Editors’ Picks

To view all of our awards and accolades, visit Uniworld.com/Awards.

AWA R D S 2017

WINNER

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BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards

TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST AWARD

BEST RIVER CRUISE COMPANY 2017 UK Travel Weekly Globe Award

BEST RIVER CRUISE COMPANY 2018 UK Travel Weekly Globe Award

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“This was our 4th Uniworld Cruise and on all 4 the service has been outstanding!, from the lounge, the front desk, housekeeping and of course the wonderful food and the waiters and servers!”

– PAULA

European Jewels

AN OUTSTANDING LOYALTY PROGRAM for our exceptional guests. After your first Uniworld cruise, you will be automatically enrolled in our River Heritage Club loyalty program and begin receiving benefits, savings and rewards reserved exclusively for our loyal guests.

EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS ON ALL CRUISES, COMBINABLE WITH ALL PROMOTIONS. plus An exclusive WELCOME GIFT to commemorate your membership.

PRIORITY NOTIFICATION on new cruises and programs.

Special MEMBER ONLY OFFERS.

Complimentary LAUNDRY service.

Dedicated PHONE NUMBER.

Exclusive RIVERVIEWS E-MAGAZINE.

Complimentary IN-ROOM FRUIT PLATTER waiting onboard for you upon arrival.

Join the Captain for a members-only COCKTAIL PARTY onboard.

Note: Benefits may not apply on cruises to China, Vietnam & Cambodia, India and Egypt.

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THERE’S NO TIME TO BE BORED in a world as beautiful as this.

2019 BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES CENTRAL EUROPE • HOLIDAY SEASON • ITALY • FRANCE • PORTUGAL & SPAIN RUSSIA • ASIA • INDIA • EGYPT

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THE NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM

Rhine River ANTWERP

English Channel

BRUSSELS

BELGIUM

Moselle River

Seine River

PARIS

LUXEMBOURG

FRANCE Burgundy Dordogne River

Bay of Biscay

Main River

NUREMBERG

Main-Danube Canal

SLOVAKIA

PASSAU

Danube River

VIENNA

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

LYON

Garonne River

Douro River

BRATISLAVA BUDAPEST

HUNGARY ROMANIA

CROATIA

VENICE

Rhône River

Gulf of China

CZECH REPUBLIC

BORDEAUX

PORTO

Three Gorges Dam

AVIGNON

VEGA DE TERRÓN

PORTUGAL

FRANKFURT

BASEL

Saône River

The Great Wall

GERMANY

COLOGNE

BELGRADE

Ligurian Sea

Adriatic Sea

Mediterranean Sea Balearic Sea

SERBIA

ITALY

SPAIN

GIURGIU

YICHANG

Three Gorges

CHINA

BULGARIA

CHONGQING

Yangtze River

Tyrrhenian Sea

Ganges River

Ionian Sea

INDIA

MURSHIDABAD MATIARI MAYAPUR BARANAGAR KALNA BANDEL CHANDANNAGAR KOLKATA

LAOS Mekong River

THAILAND

VIETNAM CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH

WAT HANCHEY KAMPONG CHAM TAN CHAU MY THO

CU LAO GIENG SA DEC

VINH LONG

CAI BE

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WORLD AT A GLANCE

CAIRO

Choose a country, choose a river, or choose your favorite floating boutique hotel. From there, all you need to do is book and prepare for a unique boutique experience unlike any other.

Svir River

Neva River

Nile River

ST. PETERSBURG

EGYPT

DENDERA EDFU KOM OMBO

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Volga River

LUXOR ESNA

ASWAN

RUSSIA

MOSCOW

Moscow Canal

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“a beautiful part of the world. So glad to have experienced such a wonderful journey on an amazing ship.” – JADE

Enchanting Danube

CENTRAL EUROPE

THE DANUBE • THE MOSELLE • THE RHINE • THE MAIN

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NEW for 2019 . 8 Days

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

RIVER QUEEN

A Modern Twist on Classic Tulip Time • This itinerary adds a contemporary flair to the classic tulip time experience, where you’ll find an ideal mix of old and new, historic and modern in some of Europe’s liveliest cities. You’ll stay overnight in Amsterdam and Maastricht, allowing you more time to discover great shopping, countless active options and mouthwatering foodie destinations.

HOLLAND & BELGIUM AT TULIP TIME From:

$2,799

per person

“The tulips were beautiful. Belgian chocolate was great. All the places we visited were interesting. It was very enjoyable!” – Sue

• Venture out on a Van Gogh Village Day in the Dutch town of Nuenen with a country lunch at the old mill. • Relax onboard the 1930s steamship inspired River Queen. • Visit the world’s most beautiful tulip garden. • Make a pilgrimage to the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. • Learn the historical significance of the Kinderdijk windmills.

Amsterdam

THE NETHERLANDS

SCHOONHOVEN

Rhine River

KINDERDIJK

HEUSDEN

CUIJK

NUENEN ANTWERP

Brussels

MAASTRICHT

BELGIUM

DAY 1: BRUSSELS (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Brussels Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2: BRUSSELS

BB L WD Brussels, the capital of Belgium, offers a treasure trove of historic architecture, along with a rich culinary tradition—chocolate!— and a vibrant culinary capital. Food lovers will be lured by the divine aromas drifting from delightful cafés and chocolate shops. After a panoramic tour of Belgium’s historical and contemporary capital city, get an up-close view of the city center with a guided tour on foot. Then, treat yourself to something delicious at Planet Chocolate.

and Memorial, the final resting place of 8,301 U.S. soldiers who perished during the Second World War. The cemetery is the only American military center in the Netherlands and sits near the famous Cologne-Boulogne highway that was constructed by the Romans for Caesar to use for his conquests. Choose to explore the beguiling banks of the Muese River, the second oldest river in the world. Featured Excursions: Choice of Maastricht’s historic walls, Burgundian culinary hub and chic European lifestyle or Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial visit and “Let’s Go” Maas River biking.

Featured Excursions: Choice of full day at Keukenhof Gardens or exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Amsterdam Hermitage. Back Onboard: Cap off a wonderful trip this evening with a Farewell Dinner.

DAY 8: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK)

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT

After Hours: Explore Maastricht’s historic treasures on a picture-perfect evening bike ride.

DAY 5: CUIJK

7 Nights Cruising

HEUSDEN

BB L D Featured Excursions: Brussels city tour with Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps today as you stroll Planet Chocolate demonstration and tasting. through Nuenen, where the artist once lived and painted “The Potato Eaters.” After lunch in an Back Onboard: Be treated to a Welcome Dinner. old water mill, which was even painted by Van Gogh, choose to walk or cycle through Heusden, where you can observe a working mill, learn DAY 3: ANTWERP BB L D It may be the diamond capital of the world, but to make bread at a local bakery, explore the Antwerp is also known for a number of other remnants of a 13th-century fortress, and marvel sought-after cultural gems, including Golden at the memorial in front of town hall. Age art, Belgian beer, waffles, pralines and fries, chocolate and more. Your walking discovery Featured Excursion: Van Gogh “Village Day” in tour of Antwerp complete with Belgian treats Nuenen with a country lunch at the old mill features the City Hall, Market Square and the and Heusden “Village Day.” UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four extraordinary works by one Back Onboard: This evening, enjoy the music of of the city’s most beloved sons—Peter Paul the Shanty Choir. Rubens. At the old riverside dock area, there is a 19th-century warehouse that has been DAY 6: HEUSDEN  SCHOONHOVEN  BB L D transformed into a restaurant and brewery AMSTERDAM where you can partake in a tasting of Pakhuis’ Bike around the silversmithing town of Schoonhoven, best known for its abundant unfiltered blonde beer. silversmiths, clock makers and quaint shopFeatured Excursion: Antwerp walking discovery lined avenues. Or venture forth to captivating Kinderdijk to see its 19 well-preserved, UNESCOwith Belgian treats. designated windmills. Your Call: If you’d like, take a shuttle to Antwerp this afternoon for leisure, art and Featured Excursions: Choice of Kinderdijk windmills or “Let’s Go” biking the dams and shopping time. windmills. DAY 4: MAASTRICHT BB L D BB L FD Your first stop in the Netherlands— DAY 7: AMSTERDAM Maastricht—is a city with more than 1,670 The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam national heritage sites, some of which can has been an international port and financial be seen on your Old Town walking discovery center for 400 years, endowing it with a lively tour. And not only that, but it’s known as one cosmopolitan feeling to match its historic of the most beautiful and romantic cities of architecture. The famous Keukenhof Gardens Holland and loved for its convivial lifestyle is a 70-acre park planted with millions of and historic center, which has long played tulips and other flowers—an extraordinary a strategic role in European politics. Or you sight in the spring. Spend the day here or “Do can choose to make a pilgrimage to the as the Locals Do” in Amsterdam, with a guided 65-acre Netherlands American Cemetery stroll through the historic canal district.

20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 12 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Brussels to Amsterdam River Queen

Amsterdam to Brussels River Queen

Mar 31 Apr 14

Mar 24 Apr 07

The staff was superb and all treated us like treasured guests. I will definitely be on another Uniworld cruise in the future. - Linda -

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

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10 Days

TULIPS & WINDMILLS RIVER DUCHESS OR RIVER PRINCESS

From:

$3,199

The Classic Tulip Time Experience • On this itinerary, you’ll enjoy the quintessential Dutch experience during one of the most beautiful times of the year, where cities and the countryside are blanketed with tulips in full bloom. per person

“Tulips were awesome! Windmills were great. Outstanding staff and service! Will definitely travel with them again and would recommend them.” – Virginia

• Delight in a private Morning with the Masters at the Hermitage Amsterdam without the crowds, a visit exclusively for Uniworld guests. • Embark on a NEW Let’s Go bike tour along the scenically stunning Hoge Veluwe National Park. • Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection tour of Muiderslot Amsterdam Castle, a fortress of defense for 700 years and Holland’s best-kept secret. • Sip Belgian craft beer during a tasting and onboard lecture with a local beer sommelier. • Marvel at Kinderdijk’s 19 historic windmills and learn how they changed the course of Dutch history.

Your Call: Today you have the option of a DAY 1: AMSTERDAM (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If your “Masterpiece Collection” visit to the National cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, Liberation Museum. you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative DAY 6: ROTTERDAM  KINDERDIJK**  and transferred to the ship. DORDRECHT b BB L D Rotterdam is thoroughly modern—you’ll DAY 2: AMSTERDAM b BB L WD The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam has soon understand why it’s sometimes called been an international port and financial center “Manhattan on the Meuse”: The Maas Tower, for 400 years. Your day begins with an exclusive the Montevideo, the Millennium Tower and the morning tour of the Portrait Gallery of the Golden spectacular Erasmus Bridge make for a dazzling Age at the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum—an skyline. Begin your day by exploring this modern extra-special perk reserved solely for Uniworld city on a Dutch culinary stroll, with a stop at the guests. Later, see the sites by canal boat or stroll architectural milestone, Market Hall. Erected in through the city’s streets like a local on a special 2014, it’s known for its futuristic look and unique culinary offerings. Then, cruise to Kinderdijk guided tour. to discover why windmills are such an iconic Featured Excursions: Exclusive “Morning with symbol of Holland, marvel at their engineering the Masters” at the Amsterdam Hermitage and and learn about their role in changing the course choice of Amsterdam canal cruise or “Do as the of Dutch history. Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour. Featured Excursion: Kinderdijk windmills or Back Onboard: Meet your fellow cruisers and Dutch culinary stroll of Rotterdam’s superdutch, supersized Market Hall. Uniworld staff at a Welcome Dinner.

DAY 3: HAARLEM b BB L D Spend all day among millions of brilliantly colored flowers in Keukenhof, or mix it up a bit with a shorter garden visit and explore Haarlem’s art, history and Dutch lifestyle. Featured Excursion: Choice of full day at Keukenhof Gardens* or half day at Keukenhof Gardens and Haarlem—art, history and Dutch lifestyle.

ENKHUIZEN HOORN

DAY 4: HOORN

HAARLEM Amsterdam

Rhine River

ROTTERDAM

KINDERDIJK

VEERE DORDRECHT NIJMEGEN

THE NETHERLANDS

BRUGES

Back Onboard: Attend a signature lecture of Life & Art in the Golden Age and dance the night away with live music.

Antwerp GHENT

BRUSSELS

BELGIUM

ENKHUIZEN BB L D

The town of Hoorn has a seafaring past and the swashbuckling derring-do of Dutch explorers comes to life today on a guided walking tour of this historic locale. Later, leave the modern world far behind during a visit to a recreated 19th-century Dutch village.

After Hours: We’ll stay overnight in Antwerp, so you can take full advantage of your last evening in a lovely Belgian city. Back onboard, the bar stays open as long as you let us.

DAY 10: ANTWERP (DISEMBARK)

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT

DAY 7: VEERE b BB L D Your ship docks today in the quaint Zeeland village of Veere, which will be your base for explorations of this charming town and the mighty Delta Works, the largest flood protection system in the world.

9 Nights Cruising 25 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

Featured Excursions: Delta Works Museum and stroll into the artists’ village of Veere.

21 Included Excursions

Explore: Grab a bicycle from onboard and head out on an afternoon bike ride past the Veere countryside, on your schedule.

1 Exclusive Experience

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

DAY 8: GHENT (BRUGES OR GHENT)

b BB D Your first day in Belgium offers you the chance to visit one of two national gems: beautiful Bruges, the capital of West Flanders and one of Featured Excursions: Choice of Hoorn walking the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe; or fascinating Ghent, the capital city of East discovery tour or Dutch cheese trail. Amsterdam to Antwerp Flanders, whose long history does not weigh Antwerp to Amsterdam River Duchess River Duchess Back Onboard: Sail the Zuiderzee, a historic bay on its vibrant present. Belgium’s second largest with breathtaking views of the Dutch countryside. city, Ghent, abounds in medieval architecture, Mar 30 Apr 08 but there’s nothing museum-like about the city: Apr 17 It’s lively and brims with cutting-edge boutiques DAY 5: NIJMEGEN b BB L D For your choice of excursions today, visit the and galleries. Kröller-Müller Museum which is home to 97 Amsterdam to Antwerp works by native son Vincent Van Gogh, as well as Featured Excursions: Choice of Bruges with Antwerp to Amsterdam other notable artists and sculptors. Or opt for a canal cruise and walking discovery tour or “Do River Princess River Princess as the Locals Do” Flemish walking discovery tour. “Let’s Go” biking tour of the scenic Hoge Veluwe Apr 10 Apr 01, 19 National Park. DAY 9: ANTWERP BB L FD Featured Excursions: Kröller-Müller Museum It may be the diamond capital of the world, but visit or “Let’s Go” biking in the Hoge Veluwe Antwerp is also known for a number of other *Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof sought-after cultural gems, including Golden Gardens. National Park.

CRUISE START DATES

If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.

**

PORT

UNESCO SITE

Featured Excursions: Choice of Antwerp historic downtown highlights or “Do as the Locals Do” Antwerp walking tour.

Onboard: Enjoy breakfast in motion during a morning cruise of the massive Rotterdam Harbor, and later, an early evening cocktail sailing.

EMBARK/DISEMBARK

EXCURSION

Age art and Belgian beer, waffles and fries. Visit Antwerp’s striking Cathedral of Our Lady, with its UNESCO-designated belfry and its historic surroundings, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, hop on the metro and experience the city like a local.

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8 Days

CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE S.S. ANTOINETTE, RIVER QUEEN OR RIVER EMPRESS

From:

$2,999

Generations Program • Create memories with an itinerary ideally suited for members of multiple generations to experience together, including a trip to Speyer’s climbing forest. per person

“Best vacation in my lifetime. Everything was first class.” – John

• Embark on the NEW Let’s Go hike to Bopparder Hamm, a famous Riesling vineyard that lies within Rhine wine country’s largest loop. • Be treated to an Exclusive Experience visit to the Doktorenhof estate and sample its famous vinegar. • Marvel at the S.S. Antoinette’s 10-foot blue Strauss Baccarat chandelier—a stunning piece that once hung in New York’s famous Tavern on the Green. • Make and sample delicious cheeses paired with the best Rheingau wines at a cheese academy, compliments of your expert cheese affineur on a Masterpiece Collection experience. • Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection gourmet vinegar cooking class.

DAY 5: RÜDESHEIM  BOPPARD DAY 1: BASEL (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. b BB L D If your cruise package includes a group arrival Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one transfer or if you have purchased a private of two ways—an exclusive tasting of estatearrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or take the long way shoreward from the Germania representative and transferred to the ship. monument with a vineyard hike that includes a stop at a unique museum. DAY 2: BASEL  BREISACH

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BB L WD Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Ribeauville, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines. Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” or Colmar city tour. Onboard: This morning, enjoy leisure time as you sail the scenic Upper Rhine to Breisach.

DAY 3: KEHL (STRASBOURG)

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BB L D See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital. Experience its historic core as the locals do, with an exclusive walking tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river. Featured Excursions: Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk or “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour.

THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

EMBARK/DISEMBARK

Rhine River

PORT EXCURSION

COLOGNE

KOBLENZ

UNESCO SITE

GERMANY RÜDESHEIM

BOPPARD SPEYER

FRANCE

MANNHEIM

STRASBOURG

GERMERSHEIM

KAYSERSBERG COLMAR

KEHL BREISACH

7 Nights Cruising 20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

Featured Excursions: Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or “Let’s Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen.

12 Included Excursions

Onboard: This morning, you’ll cruise out of Rüdesheim and into the sublimely beautiful and romantic Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

DAY 6: BOPPARD

1 Exclusive Experience

KOBLENZ b BB L D

Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle. As you come upon picture-perfect Koblenz, you’ll sail past Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with its historic monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I.

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES

Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour or Marksburg Castle visit. Your Call: If you’re wanting to venture out on your own, take your pick of two additional “Masterpiece Collection” experiences—biking the castles or biking along the Moselle.

DAY 7: COLOGNE* BB L FD You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most notorious and beloved site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing secrets with you.

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking discovery Your Call: In your free time, choose to venture into tour with Cologne Cathedral. the Black Forest for a “Masterpiece Collection” experience to see the Vogtsbauernhof open-air DAY 8: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK) museum and discover the culture and history e b CB/BB of the Black Forest. Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you DAY 4: MANNHEIM (SPEYER) b BB L D have purchased a private departure transfer, Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Schiphol since the four red towers of the Romanesque Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you cathedral dominate the Old Town. may continue your adventure with our optional post-cruise Amsterdam extension. Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting. Your Call: Today, you’ll have the choice of two “Masterpiece Collection” experiences—a gourmet vinegar cooking class in a 300-yearold farmhouse or a half-day excursion to Heidelberg with Renaissance Castle visit or Philosopher’s Walk.

Basel to Amsterdam River Empress

Jun 28 Jul 5, 12

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Basel to Amsterdam S.S. Antoinette

Amsterdam to Basel S.S. Antoinette

Mar 31 Apr 14, 28 May 12, 26 Jun 09, 23 Jul 07, 21 Aug 04, 18 Sep 01, 15, 29 Oct 13, 27

Mar 24 Apr 07, 21 May 05, 19 Jun 02, 16, 30 Jul 14, 28 Aug 11, 25 Sep 08, 22 Oct 06, 20 Nov 03

Basel to Amsterdam River Queen

Amsterdam to Basel River Queen

May 28

May 21

Basel to Amsterdam River Empress

Amsterdam to Basel River Empress

Jun 28 Jul 12, 26 Aug 09, 23

Jun 21 Jul 05, 19 Aug 02, 16, 30

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extensions 3-Day Basel 3-Day Amsterdam

GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES

Basel

SWITZERLAND

CRUISE SNAPSHOT

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing. On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed; however, individual visits are still welcomed.

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DELIGHTFUL DANUBE & PRAGUE S.S. BEATRICE

From:

$3,499

per person

“There is absolutely nothing that I have ever done that was as memorable as this cruise. It really was a bucket list series of events.” – Edward

Generations Program • Create memories with an itinerary ideally suited for members of multiple generations to experience together, with excursions such as a visit to the Budapest Rock Hospital, a former secret hospital and nuclear bunker. • Be treated to an Exclusive Experience sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family. • Let a local show you how to make Bavarian sausage at their butchery, a Masterpiece Collection experience. • Enjoy the accommodations of our newest Super Ship, S.S. Beatrice. • Embark on a Masterpiece Collection e-bike tour of Budapest, with stops at hidden gems and ruin pubs. • NEW “Baroque 500” visit to the former royal residence of the Thurn and Taxis dynasty.

DAY 1: BUDAPEST (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2: BUDAPEST b BB L WD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and allure all its own.

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Main-Danube Canal

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PASSAU

GERMANY

ENGELHARTSZELL

AUSTRIA

MELK

SLOVAKIA

SPITZ

Wachau Valley

PASSAU

Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit. Your Call: Today, choose between two “Masterpiece Collection” excursions—a visit to Terezín, a former WWII concentration camp, or an exclusive behindthe-scenes tour of the Estate Theatre.

DAY 10: PRAGUE (DEPART) b CB/BB If your cruise/tour includes a group departure Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking transfer or if you have purchased a private discovery tour or “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian departure transfer, you will be transferred to river biking or “Let’s Go” hike along the Ilz River. Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.

REGENSBURG

Danube River

BB L D Your first German port of call is Passau, where three rivers meet—the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube. Explore the historic Old Town on a panoramic walk or choose a more active adventure, including a “Curated Service” to tee off at Europe’s #1 golf resort.

Prague

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Baroque 500” Thurn and Taxis castle visit or BMW factory visit or “Let’s Go” Regensburg hiking experience.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet DAY 7: REGENSBURG  ROTH  shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest NUREMBERG BB L D Nuremberg will forever be associated with the walking tour. post-WWII Nuremberg trials, but the city’s Back Onboard: In the evening, a special Captain’s profound historical and cultural significance Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared stretches back many centuries before that. for you as you sail away from Budapest. Featured Excursion: Nuremberg panoramic city tour with WWII Rally Grounds visit. DAY 3: VIENNA b BB L D A city tour will show you the highlights of the Austrian capital as well as the charming Old Onboard: This morning, come out on deck or find Town on a food and art walk of the city. Or indulge a window seat where you can watch the ship your passion for art on a tour with visits to two navigate a series of locks as it travels across distinctively different collections collected by the the Continental Divide and through one of the Habsburgs and the Belvederes. modern world’s greatest feats of engineering— the Main-Danube canal. Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna panoramic highlights with Old Town food and art walk DAY 8: NUREMBERG (DISEMBARK) or Vienna panoramic highlights and World e b BB Museum Vienna. Disembark the ship early and set your sights on the “city of a hundred spires” as you transfer to Onboard: Join us onboard for a fascinating Prague via motorcoach. lecture on “Jewish Life in Vienna 1780–2019.” DAY 9: PRAGUE b BB DAY 4: SPITZ b BB L D A magnet for generations of artists, writers, You’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the scientists and composers, Prague is famous for lounge or on the Sun Deck today as your ship its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance (and the cruises through the Wachau Valley toward Spitz. beers here are pretty amazing too). A thousand years of architecture, from ornate Gothic to fanciful Featured Excursion: “Exclusive Experience” postmodern, has been beautifully preserved here. sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family. Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague Old

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DAY 6: REGENSBURG* b BB L D Bavaria’s first capital, Regensburg, owes its impressive historical lineage and rich architectural heritage to 600 years as a Free Imperial City, a fact recognized by UNESCO in 2006. Today, you’ll discover how the beautifully preserved medieval city coexists with a vibrant modern urban center.

Onboard: Start your day by taking in jaw-dropping views as you sail along the Schlögener Schlinge—a breathtaking hairpin loop in the Danube.

VIENNA

If the tour lands on a holiday, the BMW factory will be closed.

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CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

2 Nights Touring 21 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 14 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

5 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES Budapest to Prague S.S. Beatrice

Prague to Budapest S.S. Beatrice

May 01, 15 Jun 12, 26 Jul 10, 24 Aug 07 Sep 04, 18 Oct 02, 16, 30

May 06, 20 Jun 17 Jul 01, 15, 29 Aug 12 Sep 09, 23 Oct 07, 21

Pre- or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension 3-Day Budapest Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing. Cruise-Only Options Available 7 Nights, Budapest to Nuremberg 7 Nights, Nuremberg to Budapest Visit Uniworld.com for pricing.

GENERATIONS CRUISE/TOUR DATES Budapest to Prague S.S. Beatrice

Jul 24

Prague to Budapest S.S. Beatrice

Jul 15, 29

TOURING Budapest

HUNGARY

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ENCHANTING DANUBE S.S. MARIA THERESA

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• Attend an exclusive concert showcasing the music of Mozart and Strauss in a Viennese palace.

$2,899

• Meet the owners of Austria’s oldest winery, Nikolaihof. per person

“We’ve always wanted to cruise the Danube, and this trip was an even better-thanexpected vacation. Uniworld works with local farmers, wineries, museums, musicians and performers to provide experiences unique to Uniworld cruising.” – Jane

• Discover the spice as pure as gold at an saffron workshop. • Delight in an exclusive Morning with the Masters at Vienna’s world-class Art History Museum, a private visit for Uniworld guests without the crowds. • Relax with an onboard movie screening at the Lipizzan Cinema. • Enjoy a delicious lunch and cider sampling in Lower Austria’s famous cider region.

DAY 1: BUDAPEST (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2: BUDAPEST b BB L WD Budapest is an enchanting city that presents a vibrant mix of medieval and modern.

lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). You can also opt for a tasting at Austria’s oldest winery or learn all about the world’s costliest spice from the Wachau Valley’s only saffron grower. Later, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library. You have two ports of call in the incredibly scenic valley, Dürnstein and Melk, and an assortment of delightful ways to explore this lovely region.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein village stroll and exclusive Nikolaihof wine estate visit with tasting or Dürnstein village stroll and saffron workshop.

Your Call: Opt to explore on your own with your Your Call: Today, we’ve carefully curated two choice of optional (and equally wonderful) “Masterpiece Collection” experiences. Enjoy tea “Masterpiece Collection” experiences, including time with the Princess at Castle Artstetten or a ruin pub crawl, Budapest by bike and sipping cycle along the scenic Wachau Valley bike route. Champagne in the Etyek countryside.

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CZECH REPUBLIC Passau

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Wachau Valley

DÜRNSTEIN

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Explore: This afternoon, you have the option to DAY 4: VIENNA b BB L D Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for bike along the picturesque Linz countryside. its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). b BB L FD Experience the City of Waltzes with your choice DAY 7: PASSAU of tours, as well as VIP access to an extraordinary Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one, as collection of art—you’ll have an opportunity to three rivers meet here and three nations nearly view it in complete privacy, an extra-special do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame— treat reserved solely for Uniworld guests. Europe’s largest pipe organ—or “Let’s Go” with Featured Excursions: Exclusive “Morning with an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride. the Masters” at Vienna Art History museum, plus choice of “Do as the Locals Do” walking Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery of historic district #1 or a Vienna discovery tour with St. Stephen’s organ concert or “Let’s Go” bicycle ride along the Inn River or panoramic city tour. “Let’s Go” hike along the Ilz River. Onboard: You’re in for a treat. Sit back, relax and listen to a Signature Lecture titled, Explore: Venture out on an afternoon hike to “Empress Maria Theresa: national icon— Veste Oberhaus or bike along the Inn River. contemporary role model.” DAY 8: PASSAU (DISEMBARK) e b BB DAY 5: DÜRNSTEIN  MELK b BB L D Disembark the ship. If your cruise package Dürnstein is one of our favorite towns along the includes a group departure transfer or you Danube, a lovely place to wander cobblestone purchased a private departure transfer, you

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DAY 3: BRATISLAVA

will be transferred to Munich Airport for your returning flight home.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 16 Included Excursions

3 Exclusive Experiences

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Budapest to Passau S.S. Maria Theresa

Passau to Budapest S.S. Maria Theresa

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DAY 8: NUREMBERG b BB L D Arrive in the archetypal medieval German city of Nuremberg. Nuremberg is justifiably famous for its gingerbread and pocket watches, and it was also the site of some key moments in 20th-century history. You’ll choose between two memorable ways of exploring this exceptional city. You can hop aboard a motorcoach and “Do as the Locals Do,” or you can accompany a local expert to the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Nazi Party Rally Grounds—the actual site of the Nazi party rallies. Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg panoramic city tour with WWII rally grounds visit or Nuremberg “Do as the Locals Do.”

DAY 1: BUDAPEST (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2: BUDAPEST b BB L WD Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part because of the way the city hugs the banks of the river, Budapest is an enchanting city that vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval and modern. Made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—and divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital presents an array of architectural styles that reveal its long and varied history. You’ll have two enticing ways to experience the city—a panoramic guided tour aboard a motorcoach, or discover the Budapest that locals love on a special walking tour of the city’s most important landmarks. And if you choose, explore the city’s hidden gems and ruin pubs by bike.

DAY 4: VIENNA b BB L D Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the City of Waltzes with your choice of excursions, as well as VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art—having an opportunity to see these masterpieces in complete privacy is an extra-special treat reserved solely for Uniworld guests. Begin your day with an itinerary highlight—our exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum. Then, you may choose between two different guided tours: a panoramic city tour or our “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with vineyard hike or Melk Abbey with library visit. Back Onboard: This evening, see the Danube illuminated by the night sky as you cruise past Melk and head to Passau.

DAY 6: ENGELHARTSZELL

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BB L D Just before reaching Passau, the ship will pass through the famous Schlögener Schlinge—a “gooseneck” or hairpin turn in the Danube. Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn and Ilz—Passau is well known for its ornate baroque cathedral. Today, the city is Featured Excursions: Exclusive “Morning with unusually well preserved, having been spared the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum the brunt of Allied bombing during WWII, as and choice of Vienna—Imperial City highlights you’ll see on your walking tour. or “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour. Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking Your Call: Cap off your perfect Viennese day discovery tour or Passau panoramic tour with with the choice of a visit to Schönbrunn Castle mini hikes.

or an evening concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss, two “Masterpiece Collection” DAY 7: REGENSBURG* b BB L D Today in Regensburg, you can travel through Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— experiences. time, get a crash course on making craft beer, panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet watch high-tech robots assemble the Ultimate shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest DAY 5: CRUISING THE WACHAU Driving Machine or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of VALLEY, WIESSENKIRCHEN (OR MELK) walking tour. the town. Regensburg is a friendly town with b BB L D Onboard: This evening, a special Captain’s Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may quaint cobblestone streets, historic Roman Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau ruins and a medieval city center. The remnants Valley. A local expert will show you around and of Regensburg’s golden age are still on display, for you. introduce you to some regional delicacies; later, but don’t let its illustrious history fool you into you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike thinking the town’s best days are all in the past. DAY 3: VIENNA BB L D Today is your day to relax onboard, enjoying the that includes a wine tasting. Prefer to go for luxuries of your river cruise ship while soaking baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in in the spectacular scenery all around you as its extraordinarily opulent library. Awaken to One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour your ship heads for Vienna. Come up to the Sun the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley— or “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit Deck to admire the cities’ landmarks strung one of the most beautiful stretches of river and afternoon BMW factory visit or “Let’s Go” landscape in all of Europe. along the riverbanks. Regensburg hiking experience.

well as the owner of a historic wine estate. If Gogh Museum. You’ll have the museum’s you’re more in the mood for a scenic bike ride, extraordinary collection all to yourself, with you are welcome to do that instead. an art historian to show you the highlights. Afterwards, explore the city with a canal ride Featured Excursions: Choice of Wertheim or on foot with a local expert. walking tour with pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate or “Let’s Go” Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh Museum with Amsterdam canal bicycle tour from Wertheim to Freudenberg. cruise or “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour. DAY 12: FRANKFURT b BB L D Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe due to its profusion of bankers and DAY 16: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK) soaring skyscrapers, which coexist with b e b CB/BB the city’s traditional Old Town architecture. Disembark the ship. If your cruise package Experience Frankfurt’s many contrasts today by includes a group departure transfer or if you visiting romantic Heidelberg and its Renaissance have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Schiphol Castle or hiking the Philosopher’s Walk. Airport for your flight home. Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour or Heidelberg with castle visit or Philosopher’s Walk.

Onboard: This morning, head up to the top deck or find a seat with a good view—you won’t want to miss seeing the ship navigate its way through a marvel of modern engineering, the Main-Danube Canal. A formidable set of DAY 13: RÜDESHEIM, CRUISING THE b BB L D locks, 16 in all, lifts your ship to the crest of RHINE Experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one of the European “continental divide.” two ways today. Take in spectacular views of the region’s famous vineyards from the perspective DAY 9: BAMBERG  HASSFURT of an aerial cable car, or venture within an b BB L FD Your floating boutique hotel takes you to atmospheric medieval monastery and taste the Bamberg today, a well-preserved town that Rieslings made on site. The town is best known offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times. for its narrow avenue of shops and wine bars Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper called the Drosselgasse. into the Franconian countryside to experience an authentic slice of rural life—including a tractor ride. Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops each one. Featured Excursions: Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour and exclusive Franconian “Village Day.”

DAY 10: WÜRZBURG (ROTHENBURG)

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or Fairytale Rothenburg. Your Call: Today, you can venture to Weikersheim village slow food academy with a Michelin star chef on a “Masterpiece Collection” experience.

DAY 11: WERTHEIM

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald Monument or Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting.

3 Exclusive Experiences

9 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Back Onboard: Experience the most spectacular scenery on the Rhine later in the afternoon as you cruise past the famous Middle Rhine Valley.

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DAY 14: COLOGNE

BB L FD You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most notorious site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town, introduce you to the famous local brew, and share some of the cathedral’s secrets with you. Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries.

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Featured Excursion: Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral and Kölsch beer.

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• See the splendor of Rousse, Bulgaria, on a bike tour with your well-being coach.

“To see all the relics and ruins of centuries ago and the magnificent palaces and cathedrals and learn about how it affected the people was fabulous.” – Faye

• Visit Serbia’s breathtaking Djerdap Gorge and its famed archaeological site. • Delight in a home-hosted lunch in a Croatian country town. • Explore the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace.

DAY 1: BUDAPEST (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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DAY 4: BELGRADE BB L D Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modern-day present.

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Danube River

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SERBIA

Featured Excursion: Ceaușescu’s Palace, the dictator’s private mansion.

Back Onboard: This evening’s main attraction Your Call: Today we have a very special will be the spectacular scenery along the “Masterpiece Collection” excursion. Travel to the Danube, as you cruise a stretch of gorges Sinaia Mountain Resort and Peles Castle where known as the Iron Gates. you’ll enjoy a traditional Romanian lunch and Romanian sparkling wine at Azuga Rhine Cellars. DAY 2: BUDAPEST b BB L WD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, DAY 6: VIDIN b BB L D Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once DAY 10: BUCHAREST (DEPART) b CB/BB and allure all its own. Explore this dynamic played an important role in medieval Bulgarian Check out of your hotel this morning. If your and multifaceted city with your choice of politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida cruise/tour package includes a group departure excursions—you can see it from a local’s attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion transfer or if you have purchased a private perspective on our walking tour, cover more today—a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport ground with a panoramic tour or “Let’s Go” with rock formations. for your flight home. a guided bike ride. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital, offers an enchanting combination of Featured Excursion: Belogradchik Red Rock Valley. East and West. Afternoon Onboard: Enjoy an onboard lecture Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— and deep dive into Serbia’s present state. panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet b BB L FD shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest DAY 7: ROUSSE Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is walking tour. 7 Nights Cruising sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings. Back Onboard: In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will 2 Nights Touring Featured Excursions: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo be prepared for you. and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch 22 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner DAY 3: MOHÁCS  BATINA  VUKOVAR or Rousse “Do as the Locals Do” walking discovery tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo and 1 Farewell Dinner (OSIJEK) b BB L D Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which monasteries. 11 Included Excursions has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside Evening Entertainment: Local comes alive and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, onboard with a Balkan folklore children’s choir 1 Exclusive Experience performance. delicious local rustic food. Featured Excursions: Choice of Vucedol Culture Museum and lunch at a family winery or full-day tour of Osijek with exclusive home-hosted lunch.

Budapest

Featured Excursion: Lepenski Vir archaeological park and Golubac Castle.

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This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour or walking tour in the old Lipscani district. Tonight, you’ll relax in the comfort of a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and economic center.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Belgrade Featured Excursions: Bucharest panoramic city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of highlights tour or Bucharest “Do as the Locals Do.” Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or “Let’s Go” “I Bike Belgrade” tour. DAY 9: BUCHAREST b BB On today’s agenda—a guided tour of the DAY 5: GOLUBAC  DONJI MILANOVAC infamous Ceaușescu Mansion. Venture to the BB L D opulent former residence of Romania’s former Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an leader Nicolae Ceaușescu, where you’ll have extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. a guided tour. It’s been a quarter of a century All along the way, history lines the banks of the since deposed Romanian president Ceaușescu river. Keep an eye out for Trajan’s Plaque, which and his wife Elena were executed by a firing the ancient Romans erected to commemorate squad on Christmas Day in 1989, but now you the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above can roam the opulent 80-room residence where the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the 14th the couple once lived, situated on 3.5 acres of century and attacked successively by the Serbs, grounds in one of Bucharest’s most desirable Magyars and Turks. neighborhoods.

VELIKO TARNOVO

2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES Budapest to Bucharest S.S. Beatrice

Bucharest to Budapest S.S. Beatrice

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traditional Old Town architecture. Experience DAY 1: AMSTERDAM (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If your Frankfurt’s many contrasts today by visiting cruise/tour package includes a group arrival Germany’s oldest museum or taking a guided transfer or if you have purchased a private “Let’s Go” bike ride. arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt “Do representative and transferred to the ship. as the Locals Do” walking tour or Heidelberg with castle visit or Philosopher’s Walk. DAY 2: AMSTERDAM b BB L WD Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a private “Morning with the DAY 6: WERTHEIM b BB L D Masters” tour of the Van Gogh Museum. You’ll After today, you may never eat a pretzel again have the museum’s extraordinary collection all without thinking of the town of Wertheim. You’ll to yourself, with an art historian to show you the meet one of Germany’s best pretzel makers, as highlights. Afterwards, explore the delightfully well as the owner of a historic wine estate. quirky city with a canal ride or on foot with a Featured Excursions: Choice of Wertheim local expert. walking tour with pretzel making and wine Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” tasting at a private wine estate or “Let’s Go” at the Van Gogh Museum with Amsterdam canal bicycle tour from Freudenberg to Wertheim. cruise or “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam DAY 7: WÜRZBURG b BB L D walking tour. Your ship will dock in the charming Franconian town of Würzburg, where you can visit the DAY 3: COLOGNE* BB L D You simply cannot visit Cologne without extraordinary Würzburg Residence—one of the paying homage to its most notorious site, the most opulent baroque palaces in Europe. Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite Featured Excursion: Würzburg Residence visit. haunts around the Old Town, introduce you to the famous local brew, and share some of the Explore: Embark on a hike to the stunning Marienberg Fortress. cathedral’s secrets with you.

• Embark on a tour of Ceaușescu’s Palace, the former dictator’s private mansion. • Sip your favorite cocktail onboard at the stylish Blue Danube Lounge. • Marvel at Bucharest’s grand People’s Palace, the second largest building in the world, on a Masterpiece Collection tour. • Be treated to a Riesling tasting in a stunning medieval monastery. • Enjoy the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace after hours, a Masterpiece Collection experience.

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Featured Excursion: Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral and Kölsch beer.

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Explore: Begin your day by making use of our complimentary Nordic walking poles with a guided stroll along the river.

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DAY 4: RÜDESHEIM b BB L D Experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one of two ways today. Take in spectacular views of the region’s famous vineyards from the perspective of an aerial cable car, or venture within an atmospheric medieval monastery and taste the Rieslings made on site. The town is best known for its narrow avenue of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse and its impressive Niederwald Monument.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald Monument or Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting.

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ENGELHARTSZELL WEISSENKIRCHEN

AUSTRIA

BUDAPEST

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Back Onboard: Experience the most spectacular scenery on the Rhine later in the afternoon as you cruise past the German Corner.

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DAY 8: KITIZINGEN (ROTHENBURG)

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DAY 10: NUREMBERG

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DAY 11: KELHEIM, REGENSBURG**

b BB L D Today in Regensburg, you can travel through time, get a crash course on making craft beer, watch high-tech robots assemble the Ultimate Driving Machine or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the town. Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour or “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit and afternoon BMW factory visit or “Let’s Go” Regensburg hiking experience.

DAY 12: PASSAU b BB L D Just before reaching Passau, the ship will pass through the famous Schlögener Schlinge—a “gooseneck” or hairpin turn in the Danube. Featured Excursion: Fairytale Rothenburg. Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Explore: Pedal through Schweinfurt on an Danube, Inn and Ilz—Passau is well known for its ornate baroque cathedral. afternoon bike ride.

DAY 9: BAMBERG BB L D Your floating boutique hotel takes you to Bamberg today, a well-preserved town that offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times. Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper into the Franconian countryside to experience an authentic slice of rural life—including a tractor ride. Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops each one. Featured Excursions: Bamberg walking discovery tour and exclusive Franconian “Village Day.”

Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau panoramic tour with mini hikes.

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the river, Budapest is an enchanting city that vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval and BB L D Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may modern. Made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau and Pest (the flatlands)—and divided by the Valley. A local expert will show you around and Danube, Hungary’s capital presents an array introduce you to some regional delicacies; later, of architectural styles that reveal its long and you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike varied history. that includes a wine tasting. Prefer to go for baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet its extraordinarily opulent library. shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen walking tour. “Village Day” with vineyard hike or Melk Abbey DAY 16: BUDAPEST BB L D with library visit. Enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the Hungarian Back Onboard: This evening, see the Danube capital to your heart’s content. Other passengers illuminated by the night sky as you cruise past are heading home today, but you are only halfway through your marvelous holiday. Melk to Passau.

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and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food. You’ll dock in Vukovar, Croatia’s biggest port, at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka rivers. Featured Excursions: Choice of Vucedol Culture Museum and lunch at a family winery or full-day tour of Osijek with exclusive home-hosted lunch.

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Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modern-day present. See it all with a choice of excursions, either a city tour that visits the palace or a guided bike ride.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of DAY 17: BUDAPEST DAY 14: VIENNA b BB L WD b BB L FD Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or “Let’s Go” its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character “I Bike Belgrade” tour. Experience the City of Waltzes with your and allure all its own. Explore this dynamic choice of excursions, as well as VIP access and multifaceted city with your choice of DAY 20: GOLUBAC b BB L D to an extraordinary collection of art—having excursions—you can see it from a local’s Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. an opportunity to see these masterpieces perspective on our exclusive walking tour. All along the way, history lines the banks of the in complete privacy is an extra-special treat Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— river. Keep an eye out for Trajan’s Plaque, which reserved solely for Uniworld guests. panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet the ancient Romans erected to commemorate Featured Excursions: Exclusive “Morning with the shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum and walking tour. 14th century. choice of Vienna city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Back Onboard: In the evening, a special Vienna walking tour. Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will Featured Excursion: Lepenski Vir archaeological park and Golubac Castle. Explore: Enjoy a picture-perfect bike ride around be prepared for you. Danube Island. DAY 18: VUKOVAR (OSIJEK) b BB L D Back Onboard: This evening’s main attraction Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which will be the spectacular scenery along the DAY 15: BUDAPEST b BB L D Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal Danube, as you cruise a stretch of gorges because of the way the city hugs the banks of civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside known as the Iron Gates.

DAY 21: VIDIN b BB L D Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today— a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations.

hotel located in the heart of the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and economic center.

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On today’s agenda—a guided tour of the infamous Ceaușescu Mansion. Venture to the opulent former residence of Romania’s former Onboard: Revel in an intriguing lecture on leader Nicolae Ceaușescu, where you’ll have a guided tour. It’s been a quarter of a century since “Serbia Today.” deposed Romanian president Ceaușescu and his wife Elena were executed by a firing squad on DAY 22: ROUSSE b BB L FD Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is Christmas Day in 1989, but now you can roam sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant the opulent 80-room residence where the couple 19th-century mansions and public buildings. once lived, situated on 3.5 acres of grounds in one You may choose to see some of the charming of Bucharest’s most desirable neighborhoods. town after venturing to a pair of historic monasteries or spend the day visiting two Featured Excursion: Ceaușescu’s Palace: the dictator’s private mansion. historic hill towns. Featured Excursion: Belogradchik Red Rock Valley.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch or Rousse “Do as the Locals Do” walking discovery tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries.

Your Call: Travel to the Sinaia Mountain Resort and Peles Castle and enjoy a Romanian lunch and Romanian sparkling wine at Azuga Rhine Cellars on a “Masterpiece Collection” experience.

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• Visit Serbia’s breathtaking Djerdap Gorge and its famed archaeological site. • Delight in a home-hosted lunch in a Croatian country town.

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• Be treated to an Exclusive Experience sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family. • NEW “Baroque 500” visit to the former residence of the Thurn and Taxis dynasty. • Embark on a Masterpiece Collection bike tour of Budapest with stops at hidden gems and ruin pubs.

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allure all its own. Explore this city with your choice of excursions—see it from a local’s perspective on a walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour. Budapest offers an enchanting combination of East and West, old and new. Even its geography is made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)— divided by the Danube. Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour.

DAY 10: BUDAPEST BB L D Enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the Hungarian capital to your heart’s content. Other passengers are heading home today, but you are only halfway through your marvelous holiday. Today you have an opportunity to explore Budapest’s treasures at your leisure. Evening Sailing: Budapest is especially enchanting at night, which you’ll see during an after-dinner sailing of the illuminated city.

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DAY 4: CRUISING THE MAIN-DANUBE Your Call: Embark on a “Masterpiece Collection” “Let’s Go” Bavarian bicycle ride. BB L WD Arrive at Václav Havel Airport Prague. If your CANAL, REGENSBURG*

cruise/tour package includes a group arrival “Regensburg is so beautifully situated; this transfer or if you have purchased a private region had to attract a town,” wrote Goethe arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a in his Diary of an Italian Voyage. And attract a Uniworld representative and transferred to town it did, but not due to its beautiful location alone. Ambitious and farseeing locals built a the hotel. bridge (Steinerne Brücke, or Stone Bridge) over the Danube back in the 12th century, DAY 2: PRAGUE b BB A magnet for generations of artists, writers, making Regensburg an international trading scientists and composers, Prague is famous hub. Because so many of the handsome for its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance buildings from that period remain, UNESCO (and the beers here are pretty amazing too). A declared the old city center a World Heritage thousand years of architecture, from ornate Site in 2006. Gothic to fanciful postmodern, has been beautifully preserved in Prague, which also Featured Excursions: Choice of “Baroque 500” boasts a lively art scene and up-and-coming Thurn and Taxis castle visit or BMW factory fashion designers, making it a fun as well as a visit or “Let’s Go” Regensburg hiking experience. beautiful place to visit. DAY 5: PASSAU b BB L D Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague Old Passau is where three rivers meet—the Inn, the Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Ilz and the Danube—and three nations almost meet: Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Hradčany Castle visit. Explore the historic Old Town or choose a more Your Call: If you’d like, venture to Terezín, a former active adventure, including a “Curated Service” WWII concentration camp and uncover the to tee off at Europe’s #1 golf resort. fortress’ devastating history on a “Masterpiece Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking Collection” tour. discovery tour or Passau city tour with Old Town walk. DAY 3: PRAGUE, TRANSFER TO NUREMBERG (EMBARK) b e BB D Nuremberg has been a city of great cultural Onboard: Start your day by taking in jawsignificance ever since ancient Roman times, dropping views as you sail along the Schlögener and its long and colorful (and tragic) history Schlinge—a breathtaking hairpin loop in the makes it a fascinating place to explore. Leave Danube. beautiful Prague this morning and travel via motorcoach to captivating Nuremberg, DAY 6: PASSAU  ENGELHARTSZELL where your ship awaits. Before you embark BB L D on your river voyage, you’ll have time to Take in the astounding sights of the Austrian enjoy lunch on your own and then explore countryside as you cruise along scenic stretches of historic Nuremberg and visit important the Danube on your way to your next destination. sites associated with the rise and fall of the Cap your sailing day with a nighttime walk in the charming village of Grein. Third Reich.

DAY 7: SPITZ (OR MELK) b BB L D You’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck today as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley toward Spitz. Castle ruins dominate hilltops; baroque church towers appear on the riverbanks, marking historic villages and splendid abbeys; and apricot orchards and vineyards cling to the rocky slopes. Start your day with an exclusive cocktail reception at a princess’ castle. Featured Excursion: “Exclusive Experience” sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family. Your Call: Choose between three “Masterpiece Collection” excursions—a visit to the famous Melk Abbey, “Let´s Go” Wachau valley bike ride or exclusive evening Mozart and Strauss concert.

DAY 8: VIENNA b BB L D A city tour will show you the architectural highlights of the Austrian capital as well as the legendary opera house in the heart of the city. Or indulge your passion for art with visits to two distinctively different collections collected by the Habsburgs and the Belvedere’s extraordinary cache of paintings by renowned artists. Vienna is a treasure trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art collections and inviting cafés—and today it is yours to explore. Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna panoramic highlights with Old Town food and art walk or Vienna panoramic highlights and World Museum Vienna.

DAY 9: BUDAPEST b BB L FD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and

DAY 11: BUDAPEST b BB L WD Today you have three options to explore the dynamic Hungarian way of life. Embark on a panoramic tour of the capital city’s most striking architectural sights and historical landmarks. Immerse yourself in daily life on a walking tour with quintessential Budapestian stops complete with samplings of delicious local treats like truffles, pastries, chocolate and coffee. Or opt for more active exploration on a guided bike tour through the city’s lush green spaces.

vibrant modern-day present. See it all with a choice of excursions, either a city tour that visits the palace or a guided bike ride.

DAY 18: BUCHAREST b BB On today’s agenda—a guided tour of the infamous Ceaușescu Mansion. Venture to the opulent former residence of Romania’s former leader Nicolae Ceaușescu, where you’ll have a guided tour.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or “Let’s Go” “I Bike Belgrade” tour. Featured Excursion: Ceaușescu’s Palace: the dictator’s private mansion. DAY 14: GOULBAC b BB L D Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and DAY 19: BUCHAREST (DEPART) b CB/BB an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval Check out of your hotel this morning. If your fortress. All along the way, history lines the cruise/tour package includes a group departure banks of the river. transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Featured Excursion: Lepenski Vir archaeological Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport park and Golubac Castle. for your flight home. Back Onboard: This evening’s main attraction will be the spectacular scenery along the Danube, as you cruise a stretch of gorges known as the Iron Gates.

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DAY 15: VIDIN b BB L D Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today— a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations.

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Featured Excursion: Belogradchik Red Rock Valley.

DAY 16: ROUSSE b BB L FD Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings. You may choose to see some of the town after venturing to a pair of historic monasteries or spend the day visiting two historic hill towns.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet Featured Excursions: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch walking tour. or Rousse “Do as the Locals Do” walking discovery tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo Explore: Enjoy a hike to the Gellert Hill Citadella. monasteries.

DAY 12: VUKOVAR (OSIJEK) b BB L D Explore: After your choice of excursions, experience Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which Rousse from the viewpoint of a bicycle trip through has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal the city at your leisure. civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as delicious DAY 17: GIURGIU (DISEMBARK), simple, local rustic food. You’ll dock in Vukovar, TRANSFER TO BUCHAREST e b BB L Croatia’s biggest port, at the confluence of the This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in Danube and Vuka rivers. Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic Featured Excursions: Choice of Vucedol Culture city tour or walking tour in the old Lipscani Museum and lunch at a family winery or full-day district. Tonight, you’ll relax in the comfort of tour of Osijek with exclusive home-hosted lunch. a beautiful luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and DAY 13: BELGRADE b BB L D economic center. Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some Featured Excursions: Bucharest panoramic 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are highlights tour or Bucharest “Do as the visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s Locals Do.”

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DAY 9: NUREMBERG  ROTH BB D Start in Nuremberg and explore its role in German history. Like much of Germany during the World War II era, Nuremberg and its residents faced extreme oppression. To commemorate Germany and its inhabitants’ struggle during that time period, the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds museum was erected. The fascinating exhibits provide travelers the unique opportunity to understand and unravel Nazi Germany. Or choose to tour the city’s highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center. Featured Excursion: Nuremberg panoramic city tour with WWII rally grounds visit.

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

DAY 2: AMSTERDAM b BB L WD Experience the magic and beauty of Amsterdam via a canal cruise, before visiting the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch,” or strolling through Amsterdam’s canal-lined streets. Holland’s largest city, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a cosmopolitan flair to match its historic architecture.

Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, Your Call: Afterwards, if you’re feeling hungry, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, venture to Hohenlohe Slow Food Academy and as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument. awaken your taste buds with a “Masterpiece You may choose to visit Rheinweinwelten or, for Collection” wine and slow food tasting in a more active jaunt, take a vineyard hike that Weikersheim village. Or hop onboard the includes a picnic with the wine made famous by Rothenburg Express and let it transport you the region. back in time. Featured Excursions: Choice of vineyard hike above Rüdesheim or Rheinweinwelten visit— the best Rhine Rieslings paired with artisanal refined cheeses. Onboard: Get your cameras ready because this morning, we’re sailing past Koblenz, German Corner, and all the castles along the Rhine.

DAY 5: MILTENBERG BB L D The perfect German town calls for a day full of quintessential German experiences. Resting on the left bank of the Main, Miltenberg is classically Back Onboard: Be treated to a Welcome Dinner. quaint with its charming squares, farmland, biking and pedestrian paths, impressive castles and one of Germany’s oldest inns. DAY 3: COLOGNE b BB L D You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those Featured Excursion: Miltenberg Village Day with interested in history and architecture will want brewery visit, farm visits, paint and wine class to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to and biking along the Main River. the city’s iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cologne BB L D Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to DAY 6: WÜRZBURG visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the region’s of the city, Kölsch. history through the European Renaissance. It Featured Excursions: Choice of Cologne walking even contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco by discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral or Tiepolo. Get outdoors and enjoy a scenic hike around Festung Marienberg, a prominent landmark that Cologne “Do as the Locals Do.” was previously home to a long line of prince-bishops. DAY 4: RÜDESHEIM BB L D Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Residence visit or Court Gardens or “Let’s Go” Valley. This city has a long history going back to hike to Festung Marienberg. Featured Excursions: Choice of Amsterdam canals and famous Rijksmuseum or “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour.

DAY 7: VOLKACH BB L D Your day brings you to Volkach and the heart of the Franconian wine country. It’s a region full of overwhelming natural beauty, rooted communities, marvelous flavors and villages that have been making wine for countless generations. Explore the town and its surrounding countryside, with stops at the breathtaking Main horseshoe bend, the Gothicstyled pilgrimage church of St. Mary of the Assumption and Vogelsburg Castle. Featured Excursion: Heart of the Franconian wine country: cycle, hike or paddle the Main loop.

DAY 8: BAMBERG BB L D Bamberg in its entirety is not only described as beautiful, but has often been regarded as one of Germany’s most attractive settlements, with its ravishing architecture, intersecting canals and rivers, and charming stores and restaurants, all framed by rolling hills. Browse antique stores, taste smoked beer at a brewery (did we mention it’s the Franconian beer capital?) and marvel at its historic building-lined narrow medieval streets. After you’ve experienced Bamberg’s city life, see it from above with a hike up Michaelsberg Hill. Featured Excursions: Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour or “Let’s Go” hiking over the hills.

DAY 10: REGENSBURG* BB L D Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Regensburg boasts the largest medieval Old Town north of the Alps (over 1,500 listed buildings), a prominent skyline and a large collection of museums, exhibits and theaters. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-ofthe-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker’s cuttingedge plant and learn how it’s manufactured millions of cars. Futuristic and antiquated—it’s the best of both worlds in splendid Regensburg.

have purchased a private departure transfer, DAY 12: DÜRNSTEIN BB L FD Natural wonders of the Wachau Valley and you will be transferred to Vienna International exquisite food and wine are on the menu for your Airport for your flight home. day in Dürnstein. Meander around the town’s beautiful streets lined with wildly photogenic buildings and restaurants teeming with wine produced on the outskirts of town. You won’t want to miss a sampling of the region’s most acclaimed wines at Austria’s oldest wine estate, Nikolaihof. See a saffron workshop and get an exclusive look at the making of the spice as 14 Nights Cruising precious as gold.

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40 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein village stroll and exclusive Nikolaihof wine estate visit with tasting or Dürnstein village stroll and saffron workshop.

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DAY 13: VIENNA

BB L D Arrive in Vienna and get ready for a myriad of exclusive-to-Uniworld excursions just waiting to be discovered, such as a “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum, where the doors will open early just for you as you join an art historian for a tour; or a panoramic tour of the city’s Ringstrasse, a circular grand boulevard that surrounds Vienna’s Old Town historic district and famous monuments.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in History Museum with Imperial City highlights One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour or BMW factory visit. or Vienna Mystery Tour.

Your Call: If you’d like, pay a visit to Hop Country Farm or get a taste for the local life with a “Masterpiece Collection” Bavarian sausage workshop later in the day.

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Your Call: Tonight, you have the opportunity to enjoy a “Masterpiece Collection” Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese palace.

DAY 14: VIENNA

Enjoy a full day of leisure in Vienna, with the BB L D choice to explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive Arrive in the afternoon in the “City of Three Rivers,” where medieval lanes, tunnels, cathedrals and into its vast artistic and musical legacy. The archways fuse with modern shopping malls and city is known for its Imperial palaces, famous buildings. Marvel at the Italian baroque-style residents and expansive art collections. See St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second the highlights as you take in Old Town’s art largest church pipe organ in the world (way to go, and food, including scrumptious pastries, Passau) or set out on a panoramic tour of the city or discover Viennese history at the World with mini hikes to the best vistas. Your afternoon Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection brings new experiences in the forest-dotted of Habsburg family treasures. It’s a good thing district of Engelhartszell. Experience Bavaria’s you have plenty of time. great outdoors on a scenic bike ride along the Featured Excursion: Full day of leisure in Vienna. Danube to Engelhartszell. Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau panoramic tour with mini hikes and “Let’s Go” Danube bike trail.

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RIVER QUEEN

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“The Uniworld cruises are superb. You think your vacation can’t get any better... then you take another Uniworld river cruise.” –

Roy

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD • Sample delicious cheeses and the best Rheingau wines at a cheese academy, compliments of your expert cheese affineur, a Masterpiece Collection experience. • Enjoy a Rhinegau Riesling tasting within the historic walls of the Abbey Eberbach. • Learn about Trier’s rich Roman history on a panoramic walking tour. • Pedal along the Moselle’s, Rhine and Main’s most scenic bike trails. • Embark on an exclusive tour of Ediger-Eller, where you’ll indulge in a Riesling tasting. • Experience a healthy dose of history with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery.

DAY 5: COCHEM BB L D DAY 1: FRANKFURT (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. If your cruise Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful package includes a group arrival transfer or if cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with you have purchased a private arrival transfer, its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. and transferred to the ship. Perched high above on a cliff, the brilliant Reichsburg Castle brings German history and DAY 2: FRANKFURT BB L D Settle into impressive Frankfurt. The city culture to life and provides panoramic views of and its business district, Mainhattan, flaunt the Moselle and Cochem below. mixed-material skyscrapers that protrude from its otherwise classically German skyline. Featured Excursions: Cochem—Pearl of the Experience one of Germany’s most unique cities Moselle—and magnificent Reichsburg Castle, by foot or by bike, making time to sample its plus choice of exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village Day” or “Let’s Go” Riesling vineyard hike. famed Ebblewoi. Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt “Do as the Locals Do” or “Let’s Go” Mainhattan by bike. Your Call: Today, you have the choice of three “Masterpiece Collection” experiences—Jewish Frankfurt & Rothschild legacy, Heidelberg with Renaissance Castle visit or Philosopher’s Walk or a visit to Grube Messel, the most important dinosaur dig in Europe.

DAY 3: MAINZ  RÜDESHEIM b BB L D Start your day with an array of opportunities in this colorful and modern German city nestled on the Rhine. Once a Roman military post, Mainz still holds onto its historical importance in a whole new age. Discover Mainz’s Old Town on a walking tour or cross the Rhine to explore the elegant spa town of Wiesbaden, with its Old-World-grandeur parks and villas. When your afternoon begins in Rüdesheim, journey to the Abbey Eberbach, one of the most beautiful architectural sites in all of Germany. Featured Excursions: Mainz espresso walk to Old Town and Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting.

Cologne

GERMANY

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COCHEM

BOPPARD

EDIGER-ELLER

Moselle River TRIER

Frankfurt

BERNKASTEL REMICH

MAINZ

RÜDESHEIM

LUXEMBOURG

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

DAY 6: TRIER  REMICH BB L D Trier, the largest Roman city outside of Italy, is no stranger to famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Featured Excursions: Choice of Trier panoramic walking tour or Culinary Trier “Sip and Savor” with sampling of Roman dishes from Apicius’ recipe book.

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On this day, uncover Remich’s diverse history and natural landscapes at the Roman Villa Borg. Or discover one of Germany’s most scenic wonders, the Saar Bow, a breathtaking river loop that astonishingly cuts into the landscape. In the neighboring country of Luxembourg, experience a healthy dose of history with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Bernkastel village and vineyard walk with Riesling tasting or “Let’s Go” biking the scenic Middle Moselle.

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet

COLOGNE

BB L D Start your day in Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace of Bonn. Here, you can explore the city’s quaint Old Town, visit the German National Museum of Contemporary History or pedal along the Rhine’s breathtaking promenade. This afternoon, your ship will arrive in Cologne. Take a guided tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral or experience it like a local by visiting its Kölsch beer halls, stylish Belgian Quarter or one of the many Art Nouveau cafés. Featured Excursions: Choice of Bonn espresso walk with shuttle to Museum of German Contemporary History or “Let’s Go” Rhine promenade biking.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Roman Villa Borg and the Saar Bow or Luxembourg City Your Call: For today’s “Masterpiece Collection” best-of and must-see. experience, make delicious cheeses and sample the best Rheingau wines at a cheese academy, After Hours: You’ll be staying overnight in Bernkastel, which means you have ample time compliments of your expert cheese affineur. to explore everything from notable landmarks DAY 4: RÜDESHEIM  BOPPARD BB L D to hidden local gems. Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside DAY 8: BERNKASTEL BB L D walking paths and historic center, stopping in Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and nearby vineyards. Make your way up to arguably vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the scenic chairlift ride. last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. If a Featured Excursions: Choice of Boppard wine bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along village stroll or “Let’s Go” Rhine biking or walking. the dreamy paths of the Middle Moselle. Onboard: Grab a coveted spot on the top deck as we sail along the gorgeous Rhine this morning.

DAY 9: BONN

9 Nights Cruising

26 Meals

20 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Frankfurt to Cologne River Queen

Cologne to Frankfurt River Queen

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“Amsterdam was magnificent and I will go back there!” – Alan

Jewish Heritage Program • This cruise offers a complimentary alternative to the standard itinerary, featuring Jewish-inspired architecture, museums, memorials and more.

DAY 1: AMSTERDAM (EMBARK) b e D If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

DAY 6: OBERWESEL BB L D Bacharach is an ancient village that appears straight out of the pages of a storybook. Enjoy a guided stroll through town and taste some locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Basel art & food: Old Town walk, with local tastings, cathedral & cloisters, Rhine ferry or “Let’s Go” Bike & Art: bike along the Wiese River to exquisite Fondation Beyeler Museum.

• Revel in the opportunity to now visit Rotterdam, Arnhem and Zaandam in the summer and early fall—giving you a true taste of the Netherlands throughout the year.

DAY 2: AMSTERDAM

Featured Excursions: Bacharach wine village walk and Riesling tasting or “Let’s Go” Castle Stahleck hike.

Jewish Heritage Highlight: Theodor Herzl and the first Zionist congress.

• Learn about the Rothschild family’s rags-to-riches saga in Frankfurt. • Be treated to a private Morning with the Masters at the Hermitage Amsterdam’s Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age without the crowds, a visit exclusively for Uniworld guests. • Embark on a Masterpiece Collection tour and marvel at the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world at the Kröller-Müller Museum. • Let Chef Matthias teach you how to cook a Masterpiece Collection delicious meal in a 300-year-old local farmhouse.

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BB L WD Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a private “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Amsterdam Hermitage. Afterwards, explore the city on foot or by bike. Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Hermitage Museum and Discover Dutch crafts, windmills and museums at Zaanse Schans.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Arnhem Airborne Museum WWII or Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route. Your Call: Later in the day, opt for a visit to the Kröller-Müller Museum and marvel at the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world.

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EXCURSION

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DAY 5: COLOGNE BB L D You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. Guests interested in the city’s Jewish past are welcome to explore the centuriesold mikveh and Cologne’s Jewish quarter. Featured Excursion: Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Visit Cologne’s Jewish quarter, the oldest Jewish settlement north of the Alps.

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Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt “Do as the Locals Do” with Staedel Museum visit or Jewish Heritage Highlight: Visit to Portuguese “Let’s Go” Frankfurt by bike. Synagogue and Jewish Museum. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Frankfurt Jewish Museum and the legacy of the Rothschilds. DAY 3: ROTTERDAM NEW BB L D You’ll spend your day exploring Rotterdam’s BB L D historic splendor, vibrant culture, varied DAY 8: SPEYER (WORMS) architectural landscape and maritime heritage. Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient Embark on a stroll around the port city’s most treasures harmoniously coexist with modernenticing spots, like the spectacular new Market day innovation. A third option is our “Jewish Hall. Venture to the nearby village of Kinderdijk Heritage” excursion to an ancient center of learning and religion in Worms. Join a local and marvel at a group of 19 towering windmills. expert for an intriguing guided stroll through Featured Excursions: Choice of Dutch culinary the historic small town of Speyer, famous for its stroll of Rotterdam’s superdutch, supersized vast Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. market hall or Kinderdijk windmills. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Genealogy Museum visit.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Ancient Jewish center of learning and religion in Worms.

DAY 9: STRASBOURG BB L D After docking in town, you’ll have a chance to discover Strasbourg’s many charms with a choice of excursions: a guided “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour of the Petit France district, stopping to try traditional Alsatian treats along the way; a “Let’s Go” bike tour that covers a bit more ground, including the European district; or an in-depth look at the city’s rich Jewish history, which dates back an astonishing 2,000 years. Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the locals do” Strasbourg walking tour or “Let’s Go” Strasbourg by bike. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Alsace’s Jewish past.

DAY 10: BASEL CB/BB L FD Ramble with your guide through the historic heart of Basel. Every historic square you see will hold a special charm.

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 10 Nights Cruising 25 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 29 Included Excursions

2 Exclusive Experiences

5 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Basel to Amsterdam River Empress

Amsterdam to Basel River Empress

Apr 12 May 02, 22 Jun 11 Sep 06, 26 Oct 16

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AUTHENTIC DANUBE & PRAGUE

Nuremberg

CZECH REPUBLIC

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Main-Danube Canal

RIVER PRINCESS

KELHEIM REGENSBURG STRAUBING

THERESIENTHAL

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“Brilliant. Never a dull moment!” –

VILSHOFEN PASSAU

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Jewish Heritage Program • This cruise offers a complimentary alternative to the standard itinerary, featuring Jewish-inspired architecture, museums, memorials and more. • Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection after-hours visit of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace. • Set out on an Exclusive Experience to a Theresienthal crystal glass factory in the bewitching Bavarian Forest. • Learn how the BMW factory produces millions of automobiles.

Wachau Valley

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• Visit the infamous Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. • Hike or bike along the picture-perfect Ilz River, Danube River or the foothills of the Bavarian Forest.

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DAY 1: VIENNA (EMBARK) b e D Transfer from Vienna International Airport to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2: VIENNA b BB L D On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its Imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the highlights as you take in Old Town’s art and food, including scrumptious pastries, or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures. Featured Excursion: Choice of Vienna Mystery Tour or Vienna panoramic highlights and World Museum Vienna. Onboard: Enjoy an insightful lecture on “What would Vienna be without 800 years of Jewish history?” as you cruise.

DAY 3: WEISSENKIRCHEN

BB L WD Start your day in the heart of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouthwatering apricot treats. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. The Melk Abbey is a baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube. Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with vineyard hike or Melk Abbey with library visit.

DAY 4: ENGELHARTSZELL VILSHOFEN BB L D

PASSAU

offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is A new day brings new experiences in the forest- a city with a fascinating story. lined district of Engelhartszell. Experience Germany’s great outdoors by biking along the Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Danube River or hiking in the Ilz River Valley. Bavarian Forest village and Theresienthal Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three glass factory visit or “Let’s Go” bike the Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Danube trail. rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region. Take to the Back Onboard: This evening, be treated to a craft German city by foot and explore its splendid mix beer-pairing dinner with locally sourced brews. of old and new. Marvel at the Italian baroquestyle St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the DAY 6: STRAUBING  REGENSBURG  BB L D second largest church pipe organ in the world. KELHEIM Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called walking discovery tour or Passau geocaching the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Find your need for speed with a tour scavenger hunt. of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the Your Call: We’ve whipped up two excursions carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it for today—attend a “Masterpiece Collection” has cranked out millions of automobiles. Your Bavarian cooking class at a local farm or tee afternoon in Regensburg calls for a hands-on off at Europe’s #1 golf resort on a “Curated learning experience on how to make Bavarian sausage at a family-owned factory. Service.” 

DAY 5: VILSHOFEN  DEGGENDORF STRAUBING BB L D

Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. When you’re not gaping at its remarkable rolling hills, lowlying mountains and towering trees, you’ll have the opportunity for an exclusive visit to a Theresienthal crystal glass factory. In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deeprooted love for all things food and drink. Amid its bustling town center lined with shops,

Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour or BMW factory visit. Your Call: If you’d like, participate in a “Masterpiece Collection” Bavarian sausage workshop, where you’ll enjoy a hands-on learning experience in a family-owned factory on how to make the sausage. Or head outdoors for a refreshing bike tour along the Danube.

DAY 7: ROTH

NUREMBERG BB FD

Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, you’ll delve straight into the city’s highlights with a visit to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval

complex in the heart of the historical center. After, you’ll venture to the Documentation Center and Nazi Party Rally Grounds. This museum provides travelers the unique opportunity to explore exhibits dedicated to unraveling and understanding Nazi Germany. You’ll also be able to learn the intriguing history of the Jewish people in Nuremberg during World War II.

DAY 10: PRAGUE (DEPART) CB/BB Depart from Prague’s Václav Havel Airport to North America for your journey home.

This is our favorite way to travel.

7 Nights Cruising

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg panoramic city tour with WWII Rally Grounds visit or Nuremberg “Do as the Locals Do” or Jewish Nuremberg and WWII.

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Back Onboard: This evening, a special Farewell Dinner will be prepared for you.

JEWISH HERITAGE PROGRAM

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Embark on a visit to Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter: Rabbi Loew and the Golem.

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1 Exclusive Experience

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Vienna to Prague River Princess

Prague to Vienna River Princess

Cruise-Only Option Available 7 Nights, Vienna to Nuremberg 7 Nights, Nuremberg to Vienna

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“you may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – GIUSEPPE VERDI

ITALY

PO RIVER • THE VENICE LAGOON

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TREASURES OF MILAN & VENICE RIVER COUNTESS

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“Uniworld expertly takes care of the what, where and how, and adds in luxurious accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere. Divine cuisine, marvelous experiences and a sprinkle of delightful surprises along the way.” – Mark

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD A Floating Boutique Hotel Experience • You won’t cruise down a river, but that’s what makes this itinerary extraordinary. Immerse yourself in la dolce vita with seven days sailing up and down the scenic Venice Lagoon, docking in different areas of the islands and experiencing Venetian magic up close each day. Generations Program • Create memories with an itinerary ideally suited for members of multiple generations to experience together, with excursions designed to immerse your family in Venice’s unique culture and history. • Be treated to a special tasting of one of the world’s rarest and highestquality white wines, Dorona—grown only on islands in the lagoon. • Enjoy an exclusive early opening of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, featuring stunning 1,000-year-old mosaics. • Accompany the River Countess’ chef on his early morning shopping trip to the famous Rialto Market. • Experience a private after-hours visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, complete with commentary from an expert art historian.*

TOURING EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION Milan

UNESCO SITE

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ITALY

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals DAY 6: VENICE (SETTE MARTIRI/ DAY 1: MILAN b Do” Rialto Market visit or Rialto Bridge and Arrive at Milan-Malpensa airport. If your cruise/ MAZZORBO/BURANO/MURANO)  Fondaco dei Tedeschi. tour package includes a group arrival transfer or CHIOGGIA b BB L D if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative Venice and three of its captivating islands. Stroll Explore: Embark on a tranquil and picturesque through Burano’s rainbow of colorful homes and early morning walk from San Basilio to San Marco and transferred to the Rosa Grand hotel. visit a lace-making atelier. While on Mazzorbo, led by your well-being coach. be treated to a very special wine tasting from DAY 2: MILAN b BB Milan is a mecca for Italian fashionistas, famous a saltwater-tolerant heirloom grape, Dorona, DAY 10: VENICE (SAN BASILIO) for its innovative design and stylish flair. Venture which has been planted here to yield a luscious (DISEMBARK) e b BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise/tour package inside the city’s hulking Gothic cathedral, as golden wine, before heading to Chioggia. includes a group departure transfer or if you well as its cathedral to capitalism, Europe’s oldest shopping arcade. The highlight today is Featured Excursion: The Magic Islands of Venice. purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Venice Marco Polo International da Vinci’s revolutionary The Last Supper mural. Back Onboard: Enjoy an evening of dancing to Airport for your flight home. beloved Italian and Latin songs as you sail the Featured Excursion: Milan highlights city tour. Southern Lagoon to Chioggia. Stunning Accommodation: Settle into the fivestar Rosa Grand hotel, wonderfully situated DAY 7: CHIOGGIA  VENICE (SETTE MARTIRI) behind the Duomo in St. Mark’s Square. b BB L D Today, you’ll admire the greatest sites of DAY 3: MILAN (VERONA/VALPOLICELLA) charming and coastal Chioggia. Enjoy a stop at 7 Nights Cruising  VENICE (SAN BASILIO) (EMBARK) the local and lively fish market where you’ll be accompanied by your chef to pick out the city’s b e BB L D En route to Venice, you’ll stop in the literary best seafood. Climb aboard a bragozzo for a hometown of Shakespeare’s famously star- ride through the canals or opt for more active 2 Nights Touring crossed teen lovers to see the sights. Later, exploration with a bike tour along the harbor enjoy lunch at a historic wine estate owned by and out to the beach before heading back to the descendants of Dante and learn about one of the ship. Arrive later in the evening in Venice and cap 22 Meals most unique Italian wines, Amarone di Valpolicella. off the day with an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Including 1 Welcome Dinner experience at an after-hours lighting ceremony and 1 Farewell Dinner Featured Excursion: Verona “City of Romeo and inside St. Mark’s Basilica without the crowds. Juliet” and Valpolicella wine estate lunch. Featured Excursions: Chioggia fish market with 9 Included Excursions Back Onboard: Revel in a welcome cruise along the chef and bragozzo (small boat) ride and Venice’s magical Giudecca Canal to San Marco. private after-hours visit of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice.* 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites  DAY 4: VENICE (SAN BASILIO) VENICE (SETTE MARTIRI) b BB L WD Explore: Join your well-being coach this evening Wander through the Venetian neighborhood of for a captivating nighttime walk around Venice. Dorsoduoro and experience daily life in a typical residential quarter. Make your way to Ca’ Rezzonico, DAY 8: VENICE (SETTE MARTIRI)  VENICE (SAN BASILIO) b BB D a splendid home situated on the Grand Canal. Milan to Venice Spend your full day of leisure in Venice any way you’d River Countess like. Shop, relax or explore until you drop at places Featured Excursion: A morning walk in Venice. Mar 29 Aug 02, 9, 16, like Fondaco dei Tedeschi, a historic warehouse Apr 05, 12, 19, 26 23, 30 Back Onboard: Enjoy a welcome cocktail on turned high-end store. Or get your Chorus Pass to May 03, 10, 17, Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 the top deck with Saint Mark’s Basilica and the visit selected art treasures in Venice on your own. 24, 31 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Canal Grande as your backdrop, followed by a Jun 07, 14, 21, 28 Nov 01 Featured Excursion: Full day of leisure in Venice. Welcome Dinner. Jul 05, 12, 19, 26 Your Call: Join us on a “Masterpiece Collection” DAY 5: VENICE (SETTE MARTIRI) full-day exploration of the Venice hinterland, b BB L D Cruise-Only Option Available With your early morning arrival at Doge’s Palace, the Alpine promontory, the famous Prosecco 7 Nights, Venice to Venice Vineyards and the home of grappa in Bassano you’ll be able to marvel at the estate in total peace. After, you can spend your day on one of del Grappa. All topped off with a visit to one of Visit Uniworld.com for pricing. our “Masterpiece Collection” experiences—the Palladio’s most elegant villas, Villa Barbaro. first-ever Jewish ghetto in Venice or a private DAY 9: VENICE (SAN BASILIO) b BB L FD water taxi tour of the Canal Grande. As your water taxi glides past narrow side canals Featured Excursion: Venice masterpieces early and the Canal Grande, you’ll arrive in style to the Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The morning Doge’s Palace visit. iconic stone arch bridge sits at the narrowest Generations Highlight: Generations Program point of the Grand Canal and holds numerous Milan to Venice Jun 28 guests will delight in a visit to the Doge’s Palace shops and restaurants. Today, you’ll also be able River Countess Jul 05, 12 in the morning, followed by a mask-making to join our chef for his visit to the lively Rialto Market to pick up local ingredients. workshop. *

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Gulf of Venice Chioggia

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FRANCE

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Generations Program • Create memories with an itinerary ideally suited for members of multiple generations to experience together, with excursions such as a scenic bike ride in the gardens of Versailles. per person

Connoisseur Collection • Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, vineyards, orchards, truffle farms and other culinary hot spots, including an onboard Champagne tasting.

“Having never been to Paris before, nor any of the Normandy Coast, this was delightful. There was so much to see, do and learn. Plus, lovely shipboard dining and entertainment.” – Howard & Judy

• Savor an exclusive epicurean experience onboard at La Cave du Vin. • Tee off at one of France’s most outstanding courses, Golf d’Étretat, on a Let’s Go experience. • Revel in a Masterpiece Collection evening at the sensational Moulin Rouge. • Behold a wreath-laying ceremony on Omaha Beach.

DAY 1: PARIS (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. Or, transfer from your hotel or railway station to the ship. Well-being: Enjoy a “Let’s Go” walk to Vedettes de Paris.

DAY 2: LA ROCHE-GUYON (GIVERNY)* b BB L WD

VERNON

Evening Entertainment: Tonight, you’ll have the pleasure of enjoying live music onboard.

DAY 5: ROUEN

CRUISE SNAPSHOT

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BB L D Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied—Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them.

7 Nights Cruising 22 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 13 Included Excursions

Today is a celebration of northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid château and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very Featured Excursion: Capital of the dukes of landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Normandy. Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Château de La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, Collection” guests will revel in tea time at La you can visit the home and gardens of Claude Couronne restaurant where Julia Child first Monet. Or take in the beautiful French countryside experienced French cuisine. in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride DAY 6: MANTES-LA-JOLIE (VERSAILLES) from Vernon to Giverny. b BB L FD Featured Excursions: Choice of Monet’s How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Gardens at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, from Vernon to Giverny. to find out. Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will be treated to a Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or “Let’s Go” biking Champagne tasting this evening. Versailles Gardens and Queen’s Hamlet.

1 Exclusive Experience

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Paris to Paris S.S. Joie de Vivre Mar 24, 31 Apr 07, 14, 21, 28 May 05, 12, 19, 26 Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Jul 07, 14, 21, 28

DAY 3: ROUEN (NORMANDY BEACHES)

Pre-Cruise Extension 3-Day Paris

Explore: “Let’s Go” with your well-being coach BB D There are moments when we travel that move us on a scenic bike ride along the Seine River to on an otherworldly level—experiences that stir Le Butte Verte Parc, known as one of the city’s a profound emotional connection that can’t be most lush green spaces. found in a book or on a screen. The Normandy b BB L D beaches have that effect during a sentimental DAY 7: PARIS remembrance of Operation Overlord, including a Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City private ceremony at the Omaha Beach memorial, of Light” or you’ve been here many times led by musicians playing “Taps.” 2019 serves as before, there’s something for everyone today in the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, making this year’s visit exceptionally special. join a local expert for a walk through two muchloved neighborhoods, or pedal your way along Featured Excursion: Omaha Beach and the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights. Normandy American Cemetery.

DAY 4: CAUDEBEC (HONFLEUR) ROUEN b BB L D

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GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES Paris to Paris S.S. Joie de Vivre

Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter.

CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX NORMANDY BEACHES ROUEN

Jul 21, 28 Aug 04

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION DATES

Caudebec, a lovely little town on a serene loop of the Seine, is your base for one of two very different excursions. You could drive through the beautiful After Hours: This evening, you have two Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful “Masterpiece Collection” experiences to choose seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the from—a nighttime trip to the glittering Eiffel Tower or an evening at Moulin Rouge. windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf.**

ÉTRETAT

HONFLEUR

Aug 04, 11, 18, 25 Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Oct 06, 13, 21, 28 Nov 04

Paris to Paris S.S. Joie de Vivre

Apr 21 May 19 Jun 16

Jul 14 Aug 25

Giverny will be closed during March and November cruise departure dates.

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LES ANDELYS

Seine River

Normandy

GIVERNY VERNON

LA ROCHE-GUYON

EMBARK/DISEMBARK

Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur walking discovery tour or “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat.

DAY 8: PARIS (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB

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

Golf excursion is open to a limited number of golfers.

**

PORT

MANTES-LA-JOLIE

FRANCE

EXCURSION UNESCO SITE VERSAILLES

Paris

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L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

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BURGUNDY & PROVENCE

S.S. CATHERINE

From:

$2,699

“An extraordinary experience in an amazing part of the world.” –

per person

Lynn

Connoisseur Collection • Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, vineyards, orchards, truffle farms and other culinary hot spots, including a tasting of premium Valrhona French chocolate and wine. • Embark on an Exclusive Experience “Village Day” tour in Viviers, where a local expert will show you the fountain squares in Old Town, popular bars, Notre Dame cathedral and more. • Learn to cook a classic French Cuisine at Hôtel La Mirande, on a Masterpiece Collection experience. • Marvel at the specially commissioned Murano glass chandelier and lifesize glass horse onboard the S.S. Catherine. • Delight in a Masterpiece Collection tasting of delectable wines at Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

FRANCE

BEAUNE

Saône River MÂCON

Lyon

Burgundy

Rhône River TOURNON LE POUZIN VIVIERS

TAIN-L’HERMITAGE

DAY 1: AVIGNON (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Marseille International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship docked in Avignon.

Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” cruisers will delight in a truffle hunting experience, with a tour of the village of Grignan.

DAY 5: TOURNON (TAIN-L’HERMITAGE)

BB L D If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages DAY 2: TARASCON (ARLES) b BB L WD of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Tournon may Explore one of two sun-drenched Provençal be a small town, but stirring events took place towns today, each with an allure all its own. here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles 10th century to protect the region, and new so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some fortifications were added over the centuries, 200 paintings there; Tarascon boasts an including two “new” towers built to defend ancient castle, as well as a local legend about against Protestant attacks in the 16th century. a ferocious dragon. Arles has existed since You’ll see the handsome houses constructed by the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks wealthy merchants and garrison officers when founded it and named it Theline. It was here you walk through the Rue de Doux area, and that the Romans built their first bridge across you’ll pass the 14th-century church and the the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route oldest secondary school in France. between Italy and Spain. Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Featured Excursions: Choice of Mediterranean Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting or exclusive guided Arles walking tour or Tarascon walking tour. “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Welcome wine tasting. Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur this evening. Collection” guests will be treated to a Valrhona chocolate and wine-pairing onboard. DAY 3: AVIGNON* BB L D The walled city of Avignon is one of the most b BB L D fascinating towns in southern France, with a DAY 6: LYON host of historic gems to explore—including As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is the fortress residence of rebellious popes who a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your more today, and also have a chance to kayak choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a patisserie-fueled under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. bike ride—a great way to see the sights. Featured Excursions: Choice of Avignon walking discovery tour with Palace of the Popes or Featured Excursions: Choice of Lyon capital gastronomy tour or guided “Let’s Go” Lyon Pont du Gard Aqueduct visit. peninsula bike tour plus “Do as the Locals Do” Your Call: Today we have two “Masterpiece Lyon silk weavers. Collection” excursions to take advantage of— a cooking lesson at a stunning hotel or a regional Explore: If you’re up for exploring on your own, we suggest a bike tour with a stop at the wine tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. splendid Parc de la Tête d’or. DAY 4: VIVIERS  TOURNON BB L D ** b BB FD An enchanting village where time seems to have DAY 7: MÂCON (BEAUNE) stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in storied past that goes back more than 1,600 Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang years—and a splendid architectural heritage to heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s match. At one time, Viviers was divided along wine trade, Beaune, is renowned for its history, religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your medieval-era hospital. exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make Featured Excursions: Choice of Burgundy wine landscapes or Mâcon walking discovery tour. your way to the riverbank. Featured Excursion: Exclusive intimate Viviers “Village Day.”

Back Onboard: This evening, you’ll be treated to a Captain’s Farewell Reception.

Provence Avignon

ARLES MARSEILLE

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 14 Included Excursions

2 Exclusive Experiences

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Avignon to Lyon S.S. Catherine

Lyon to Avignon S.S. Catherine

Mar 24 Apr 07, 21 May 05, 19 Jun 02, 16, 30 Jul 14, 28 Aug 11, 25 Sept 08, 22 Oct 06, 20 Nov 03

Mar 31 Apr 14, 28 May 12, 26 Jun 09, 23 Jul 07, 21 Aug 04, 18 Sep 01, 15, 29 Oct 13, 27

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension 3-Day Paris Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION DATES Lyon to Avignon S.S. Catherine

Apr 28 Jul 21 May 26 Sep 01 Jun 23

The kayak ride on the Gardon River is only available for May through September departure dates.

*

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

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DAY 8: LYON (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can continue your adventure with an extension to sparkling Paris.

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Embark/Disembark UNESCO Site Motorcoach

d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet

L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

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Grand Itinerary • Explore France from north to south on our unique Grand France itinerary— a combination of Paris & Normandy and Burgundy & Provence.

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE & S.S. CATHERINE

From:

“Lovely time in France with an outstanding ship and service.” –

Janet

$5,299

per person

Generations Program • Create memories with an itinerary ideally suited for members of multiple generations to experience together. Connoisseur Collection • Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, vineyards, orchards, truffle farms and other culinary hot spots, such as tea time at La Couronne restaurant where Julia Child first experienced French cuisine. • Embark on a Masterpiece Collection truffle hunting experience. • Be treated to a magical evening at the S.S. Joie de Vivre’s Claude’s Supper Club. • Participate in a Masterpiece Collection painting class at Monet’s studio.

ÉTRETAT

HONFLEUR

CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX

NORMANDY BEACHES

ROUEN LES ANDELYS GIVERNY

VERNON LA ROUCHE GUYON

Normandy

MANTES-LA-JOLIE

VERSAILLES

Paris

Seine River

FRANCE

BEAUNE

Saône River

MÂCON LYON

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

Burgundy TOURNON LE POUZIN VIVIERS

Rhône River TAIN-L’HERMITAGE

Provence

TRAIN TRANSFER

Avignon TARASCON ARLES

MARSEILLE

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BB WD match. At one time, Viviers was divided along The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s exploration of the town will take you through wine trade, Beaune, is renowned for its history, both parts, as you begin at the crest and make beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its your way to the riverbank. medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune. Featured Excursion: Exclusive intimate Viviers Featured Excursions: Choice of Burgundy wine “Village Day.”

DAY 9: MÂCON (BEAUNE)

b

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 14 Nights Cruising 41 Meals Including 2 Welcome Dinners and 2 Farewell Dinners

landscapes or Mâcon walking discovery tour.

Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Your Call: Enjoy the scrumptious treats of Collection” cruisers will delight in a truffle southern Burgundy on a “Masterpiece Collection” hunting experience, with a tour of the village of Grignan. wine tasting and lunch at Château de Rully.

27 Included Excursions

DAY 13: AVIGNON† BB L FD BB L D The walled city of Avignon is one of the most As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much fascinating towns in southern France, with a to explore here, from the work of culinary host of historic gems to explore—including visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. the fortress residence of rebellious popes who After your choice of excursions, embrace the broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much patisserie-fueled bike ride—a great way to see more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. the sights. DAY 10: LYON

DAY 1: PARIS (EMBARK) b e D

remembrance of Operation Overlord, including a DAY 6: MANTES-LA-JOLIE (VERSAILLES) Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your private ceremony at the Omaha Beach memorial, b BB L FD cruise package includes a group arrival transfer led by musicians playing “Taps.” 2019 serves as How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? or if you have purchased a private transfer, you the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and making this year’s visit exceptionally special. to find out. transferred to the ship. Or, transfer from your Featured Excursion: Omaha Beach and hotel or railway station to the ship.. Normandy American Cemetery. Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or “Let’s Go” biking DAY 2: LA ROCHE-GUYON  VERNON DAY 4: CAUDEBEC (HONFLEUR)  Versailles Gardens. (GIVERNY)* b BB L WD Today is a celebration of northern France’s ROUEN b BB L D natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid Caudebec, a lovely little town on a serene loop Explore: “Let’s Go” with your well-being coach château and gardens situated in an equally of the Seine, is your base for one of two very on a scenic bike ride along the Seine River to grand setting, plus a chance to immerse different excursions. You could drive through Le Butte Verte Parc, known as one of the city’s yourself in the very landscapes that inspired the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, most lush green spaces. Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, the hilltop Château de La Roche-Guyon, or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game DAY 7: PARIS b BB L D ** Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering of golf. of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Claude Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur there’s something for everyone today in Paris. Monet—the inspiration for many of his most walking discovery tour or “Let’s Go” golfing Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two neighborhoods, or beloved works. Or take in the beautiful French in Étretat. pedal your way along the Left Bank. countryside in a more invigorating way, with a Evening Entertainment: Tonight, you’ll have the guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny. pleasure of enjoying live music onboard. Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” île de la Cité and Featured Excursions: Choice of Monet’s Gardens Latin Quarter. b BB L D at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride from Vernon DAY 5: ROUEN Walk in the footsteps of greatness in to Giverny. Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a After Hours: This evening, you have two Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. “Masterpiece Collection” experiences to choose Collection” guests will be treated to a From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of from—a nighttime trip to the glittering Eiffel times to the cross marking the spot where Joan Tower or an evening at Moulin Rouge. Champagne tasting this evening. of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. DAY 8: PARIS (DISEMBARK)  TRANSFER DAY 3: ROUEN (NORMANDY BEACHES) TO LYON VIA TGV TRAIN (EMBARK) BB D There are moments when we travel that move us Featured Excursion: Capital of the dukes of e b BB L D You’ll transfer from the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre on an otherworldly level—experiences that stir Normandy. cruise ship in Paris to the striking S.S. Catherine a profound emotional connection that can’t be found in a book or on a screen. The Normandy Well-being: Partake in onboard Hatha Yoga for in Lyon via high-speed, first-class TGV train for the second half of this grand tour. beaches have that effect during a sentimental both beginners and advanced levels.

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The World Is Your Canvas

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1 Exclusive Experience

9 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES

Featured Excursions: Choice of Lyon capital Featured Excursions: Choice of Avignon walking gastronomy tour or guided “Let’s Go” Lyon discovery tour with Palace of the Popes or peninsula bike tour plus “Do as the Locals Do” Pont du Gard Aqueduct visit. Lyon silk weavers. Your Call: Today we have two “Masterpiece Explore: If you’re up for exploring on your Collection” excursions to take advantage of— a own, we suggest a bike tour with a stop at the cooking lesson at a stunning hotel or a regional wine tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. splendid Parc de la Tête d’or.

DAY 14: TARASCON (ARLES) b BB L D Explore one of two sun-drenched Provençal BB L D If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages towns today, each with an allure all its own. of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Tournon may Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles be a small town, but stirring events took place inspired Van Gogh so much that he painted here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the some 200 paintings there. Arles has existed 10th century to protect the region, and new since the sixth century BC, when the ancient fortifications were added over the centuries, Greeks founded it and named it Theline. including two “new” towers built to defend against Protestant attacks in the 16th century. Featured Excursions: Choice of Mediterranean You’ll see the handsome houses constructed by Arles walking tour or Tarascon walking tour. wealthy merchants and garrison officers when DAY 15: AVIGNON (DISEMBARK) you walk through the Rue de Doux area. e b CB/BB Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Tournon Disembark the ship. If your cruise package and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with includes a group departure transfer or if you wine tasting or exclusive guided “Let’s Go” have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Marseille International Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting. Airport for your flight home. DAY 11: TOURNON (TAIN-L’HERMITAGE)

Onboard: Delight in a lecture on all things Van Gogh, titled “Vincent Van Gogh’s troubled destiny.”

DAY 12: TOURNON

VIVIERS BB L D

An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to

Apr 21 May 19 Jun 16

Jul 14 Aug 25

Avignon to Paris S.S. Catherine & S.S. Joie de Vivre

Mar 24, Apr 07, 21 May 05, 19 Jun 16, 30 Jul 14, 28 Aug 11, 25 Sep 08, 22 Oct 06

Mar 24 Apr 07, 21 May 05, 19 Jun 02, 16, 30 Jul 14, 28 Aug 11, 25 Sep 08, 22

Pre-Cruise Extension 3-Day Paris Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES‡

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION DATES Paris to Avignon S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Catherine

Paris to Avignon S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Catherine

Paris to Avignon S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Catherine

Avignon to Paris S.S. Catherine & S.S. Joie de Vivre

Jul 28

Jul 14 Jul 28

Giverny will be closed during March and November cruise departure dates.

*

Golf excursion is open to a limited number of golfers.

**

† The kayak ride on the Gardon River is only available for May through September departure dates.

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Embark/Disembark UNESCO Site Motorcoach

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CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet

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‡ Generations Program is only available on the S.S. Joie de Vivre portion of this itinerary.

WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

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RIVER ROYALE

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per person

“Everywhere we visited was great…from the wine-pairing lunch and visit to a beautiful château, limestone caves, French cooking class and the beautiful scenery along both rivers. We also got to taste some of the best wines in the world, and learn the different ways some are made.” – Kenneth

• Delight in a Masterpiece Collection cooking lesson and lunch at Château Ambe Tour Pouret. • Sip the region’s premier wine in a Saint-Émilion château after a guided tour of the local village. • Venture into the remnants of WWII bunkers and portions of the Atlantic Wall in Soulac. • Relax with friends over drinks onboard in the Salon Gascogne’s Aquitaine Bar.

DAY 1: BORDEAUX (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2: BORDEAUX

PAUILLAC*

b BB L WD The legendary Médoc region abounds with prestigious wine châteaux in a dizzying array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevines stretching to infinity. Take a scenic drive to the tip of the peninsula, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate. Enjoy the waters of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, the Atlantic coast and remnants of the Atlantic Wall erected during WWII. Featured Excursions: Choice of Médoc châteaux route with exclusive wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour.

DAY 3: CADILLAC b BB L D

The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines. Meet a local Sauternes producer and visit a 14th-century fortress. Featured Excursion: Sauternes vineyards with exclusive artisanal wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve. Evening Entertainment: Tonight, you’ll delight in an onboard musical performance.

DAY 4: BLAYE

BOURG

LIBOURNE

b BB L D The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another, with many natural wonders and exotic flowers (brought here by local sea captains) all along the way. EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT

FRANCE Gironde Estuary

UNESCO SITE

PAUILLAC BLAYE

Médoc Bordeaux

Bay of Biscay

EXCURSION

BOURG-SUR-GIRONDE LIBOURNE SAINT-ÉMILION

CADILLAC

Sauternes

Périgord

Dordogne River

Featured Excursions: Choice of scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress and “Let’s Go” bike tour Corniche Fleurie. Back Onboard: This evening, you’ll revel in a cooking demonstration of cannelé, a French pastry infused with rum and vanilla.

DAY 5: LIBOURNE (SAINT-ÉMILION)

b BB L D The medieval town of Saint-Émilion is an ideal place to linger. Wander its cobblestone lanes lined

with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire the amazing rock-hewn church that extends beneath the city’s streets. Another treasure awaiting you underground? A wine tasting in the cellars of a Grand Cru estate. With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking SaintÉmilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture.

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d Flight S Boat

7 Nights Cruising 20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinners and 1 Farewell Dinners

Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking discovery tour with wine tasting. Explore: Today in Libourne you have endless opportunities to get active. Bike, canoe or even take a helicopter ride over Libourne Lake. Plus, we’ve even arranged a golf outing for you, if you so choose.

DAY 6: LIBOURNE

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1 Exclusive Experience

BORDEAUX

BB L D The French insist that the key to their superb wines is the soil in which they’re grown, the terroir. That same terroir also makes for extraordinary produce—the foundation for the country’s acclaimed cuisine—as you’ll discover today at a local farmers’ market.

3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Bordeaux to Bordeaux River Royale

Featured Excursion: Libourne “Village Day” with farmers’ market.

Mar 31 Apr 07, 14, 21, 28 May 05, 12, 19, 26 Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Jul 07, 14, 21, 28

Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will be treated to a Valrhona chocolate and wine-pairing onboard.

DAY 7: BORDEAUX (QUAI DES CHARTRONS) BB L FD For Francophiles who are all Eiffel(ed) out, the city of Bordeaux is a delightful find, as elegant and sophisticated as big sister Paris, but with a younger and hipper vibe. Discover its many charms today, either on foot with a local expert or on two wheels, the locals’ preferred way to navigate the city’s charming back streets. You have a wonderful selection of opportunities to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION DATES Bordeaux to Bordeaux River Royale

Your Call: In your free time today, we suggest a visit to the state-of-the-art La Cité du Vin, a museum where wine comes to life through interactive exhibits and more.

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Apr 14 May 12 Jun 09

Jul 07 Aug 18

The experience will be a holiday to talk about forever.

DAY 8: BORDEAUX (DISEMBARK)

CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.

Aug 04, 11, 18, 25 Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Oct 06, 13, 20, 27 Nov 03

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” or “Let’s Go” biking in Bordeaux’ backstreets.

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Grand Itinerary • Delight in the rare opportunity of experiencing two stunning ships, S.S. Joie de Vivre and River Royale, on one amazing combination itinerary. From:

“This coupling of itineraries provides an excellent combination of the quintessential charming and glamorous Paris, with side excursions to interesting, quaint medieval towns, castles, châteaux, gardens and to the Bordeaux region.” – James

$5,299

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Connoisseur Collection • Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, vineyards, orchards, truffle farms and other culinary hot spots. • Venture into the remnants of WWII bunkers and portions of the Atlantic Wall in Soulac. • Marvel at wraparound views of the Seine from the S.S. Joie de Vivre’s onboard Parisian-style sidewalk café, Le Bistro. • Let’s Go and bike along the scenic back roads of Bordeaux. • Meet a local Sauternes producer and enjoy a wine tasting on an Exclusive Experience.

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DAY 9: BORDEAUX  PAUILLAC† b BB L WD The legendary Médoc region abounds with prestigious wine châteaux in a dizzying array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevines stretching to infinity. Take a scenic drive to the tip of the peninsula, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate. Enjoy the waters of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, the Atlantic coast and remnants of the Atlantic Wall erected during WWII. Featured Excursions: Choice of Médoc châteaux route with exclusive wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour.

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DAY 1: PARIS (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. Or, transfer from your hotel or railway station to the ship.. DAY 2: LA ROCHE-GUYON (GIVERNY)* b BB L WD

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led by musicians playing “Taps.” 2019 serves as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, making this year’s visit exceptionally special. Featured Excursion: Omaha Beach Normandy American Cemetery.

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Generations Program Highlight: As a part of the “Generations Program,” guests will be able to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the U.S. Cemetery in Normandy.

Today is a celebration of northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid château and gardens situated in an equally DAY 4: CAUDEBEC (HONFLEUR)  grand setting, plus a chance to immerse ROUEN b BB L D yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Caudebec, a lovely little town on a serene loop of Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the Seine, is your base for one of two very different the hilltop Château de La Roche-Guyon, excursions. You could drive through the beautiful surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the ** visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet Or windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf. take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur walking discovery tour or “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat. from Vernon to Giverny. Featured Excursions: Choice of Monet’s Gardens at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

Explore: Follow your well-being coach on a guided bike ride to Villequier Village with stops at the Victor Hugo statue and museum.

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b BB L FD How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, to find out. Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or “Let’s Go” biking Versailles Gardens. Your Call: In your free time, you have two “Masterpiece Collection” opportunities—attend tea time at Château de Champs de Bataille or a painting class at Monet’s studio.

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Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s After Hours: This evening, you have two medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that “Masterpiece Collection” experiences to choose remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral from—a nighttime trip to the glittering Eiffel Monet painted dozens of times to the cross Tower or an evening at Moulin Rouge. marking the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred. Featured Excursion: Capital of the dukes of Normandy. Generations Program Highlight: “Generations Program” guests will revel in a paint class at Monet’s studio this afternoon.

DAY 8: PARIS (DISEMBARK)  TRANSFER TO BORDEAUX VIA TGV TRAIN (EMBARK)

Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking discovery tour with wine tasting.

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The French insist that the key to their superb wines is the soil in which they’re grown, the terroir. That same terroir also makes for extraordinary produce—the foundation for the country’s acclaimed cuisine—as you’ll discover today at a local farmers’ market.

Back Onboard: Tonight, you’ll hear a fascinating lecture titled “Aquitaine: Three rivers, one ocean, and a unique land.”

Featured Excursion: Libourne “Village Day” with farmers’ market.

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Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will enjoy a Bordeaux walking tour with a caviar tasting.

24 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

7 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines. DAY 14: BORDEAUX (QUAI DES Meet a local Sauternes producer and visit a CHARTRONS) b BB L FD 14th-century fortress. How to spend your last day in Bordeaux? You Featured Excursion: Sauternes vineyards with have a wonderful selection of opportunities to exclusive artisanal wine tasting at Château de see this magnificent place, whose seamless blend of classical and neoclassical architecture Cazeneuve. led to its being designated a UNESCO World DAY 11: BLAYE  BOURG  LIBOURNE Heritage Site. “Do as the Locals Do” with a walking tour of the city, or venture out on a b BB L D The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be bicycle ride through the city. Either way, you’ll the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find have an up-close and personal view of one of the out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing world’s most bustling and dynamic cities. through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another, with many natural wonders and exotic Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the flowers (brought here by local sea captains) all Locals Do” or “Let’s Go” biking in Bordeaux’ along the way. backstreets. Featured Excursions: Choice of scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress and “Let’s Go” bike tour Corniche Fleurie.

Your Call: In your free time today, we suggest a visit to the state-of-the-art La Cité du Vin, a museum where wine comes to life through interactive exhibits and more.

Back Onboard: This evening, you’ll revel in a cooking demonstration of cannelé, a French pastry infused with rum and vanilla.

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DAY 12: LIBOURNE (SAINT-ÉMILION)

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Mar 31 Apr 07, 14, 21, 28 May 05, 12, 19, 26 Jun 02, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul 07, 14, 21, 28 Aug 04, 11, 18, 25 Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

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DAY 15: BORDEAUX (DISEMBARK)

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Bordeaux to Paris River Royale & S.S. Joie de Vivre

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Grand Itinerary • Experience the rare opportunity to travel onboard three different workof-art ships, River Royale, S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Catherine on our largest combination itinerary in France.

DAY 1: BORDEAUX (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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Connoisseur Collection • Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, vineyards, orchards, truffle farms and other culinary hot spots. • Embark on a Masterpiece Collection experience at a Provence olive farm. • Savor an exclusive epicurean event onboard the S.S. Joie de Vivre at La Cave du Vin. • Venture into the remnants of WWII bunkers and portions of the Atlantic Wall in Soulac.

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Seine River

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PAUILLAC BLAYE

Médoc Bordeaux

MÂCON

BOURG-SUR-GIRONDE LIBOURNE SAINT-ÉMILION

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Sauternes

Périgord

Aquitaine

Saône River

LYON

Rhône River

Burgundy TOURNON Dordogne LE POUZIN River

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VIVIERS

DAY 2: BORDEAUX

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BB L D The medieval town of Saint-Émilion is an ideal place to linger. Wander its cobblestone lanes lined with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire the amazing rock-hewn church that extends beneath the city’s streets. Another treasure awaiting you underground? A wine tasting in the cellars of a Grand Cru estate. With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture. Featured Excursions: Saint-Émilion walking discovery tour with wine tasting.

Back Onboard: This evening, you’ll revel in a cooking demonstration of cannelé, a French pastry infused with rum and vanilla.

MARSEILLE

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Today is a celebration of northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid château and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Château de La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Featured Excursions: Choice of Monet’s Gardens at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

TRANSFER TO PARIS VIA TGV TRAIN (EMBARK) e b BB L D

Disembark the River Royale and transfer to Paris via high-speed, first-class TGV train, where your next ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, awaits.

tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, you will be transferred to your destination via motorcoach.

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Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Explore: Today in Libourne you have endless Collection” guests will be treated to a opportunities to get active. Bike, canoe or even Champagne tasting this evening. take a helicopter ride over Libourne Lake. Plus, we’ve even arranged a golf outing for you, if DAY 10: ROUEN (NORMANDY BEACHES) you so choose. BB L D Featured Excursions: Choice of Médoc châteaux There are moments when we travel that move us  route with exclusive wine tasting or Bunker DAY 6: LIBOURNE BORDEAUX b BB L D on an otherworldly level—experiences that stir The French insist that the key to their superb a profound emotional connection that can’t be Archaeology tour. wines is the soil in which they’re grown, the found in a book or on a screen. The Normandy Onboard: This morning, you’ll hear a fascinating terroir. That same terroir also makes for beaches have that effect during a sentimental lecture titled “Aquitaine: Three rivers, one extraordinary produce—the foundation for the remembrance of Operation Overlord, including a country’s acclaimed cuisine—as you’ll discover private ceremony at the Omaha Beach memorial, ocean, and a unique land.” today at a local farmers’ market. led by musicians playing “Taps.” 2019 serves as DAY 3: CADILLAC b BB L D the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an Featured Excursion: Libourne “Village Day” making this year’s visit exceptionally special. accurate description for your time in Cadillac, with farmers’ market. known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines. Featured Excursion: Omaha Beach and Meet a local Sauternes producer and visit a Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Normandy American Cemetery. Collection” guests will be treated to a Valrhona 14th-century fortress. chocolate and wine-pairing onboard. DAY 11: CAUDEBEC (HONFLEUR)  Featured Excursion: Sauternes vineyards with ROUEN b BB L D exclusive artisanal wine tasting at Château de DAY 7: BORDEAUX (QUAI DES Caudebec, a lovely little town on a serene loop CHARTRONS) BB L FD Cazeneuve. of the Seine, is your base for one of two very How to spend your last day in Bordeaux? You have different excursions. You could drive through Evening Entertainment: Tonight, you’ll delight a wonderful selection of exclusive opportunities the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, in an onboard musical performance of lively to see this magnificent place, whose seamless a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, blend of classical and neoclassical architecture or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game swing music. led to its being designated a UNESCO World of golf.† Heritage Site. “Do as the Locals Do” with a DAY 4: BLAYE  BOURG  LIBOURNE walking tour of the city, or venture out on a Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur b BB L D The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be bicycle ride through the city. walking discovery tour or “Let’s Go” golfing the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find in Étretat. out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after Locals Do” or “Let’s Go” biking in Bordeaux’ Evening Entertainment: Tonight, you’ll have the another, with many natural wonders and exotic backstreets. pleasure of enjoying live music onboard. flowers (brought here by local sea captains) all Your Call: In your free time today, we suggest along the way. a visit to the state-of-the-art La Cité du Vin, Featured Excursions: Choice of scenic drive a museum where wine comes to life through along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with interactive exhibits and more. Blaye Fortress and “Let’s Go” bike tour DAY 8: BORDEAUX (DISEMBARK)  * Corniche Fleurie. Sailing this stretch of the Garonne depends on the

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour BB D or “Do as the Locals Do” île de la Cité and Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a Latin Quarter. historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of After Hours: This evening, you have two times to the cross marking the spot where Joan “Masterpiece Collection” experiences to choose of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove from—a nighttime trip to the glittering Eiffel Tower or an evening at Moulin Rouge. for the culturally curious.

DAY 12: ROUEN

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DAY 13: MANTES-LA-JOLIE (VERSAILLES)

b BB L FD How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, to find out. Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or “Let’s Go” biking Versailles Gardens. Explore: “Let’s Go” with your well-being coach on a scenic bike ride along the Seine River to Le Butte Verte Parc, known as one of the city’s most lush green spaces.

DAY 14: PARIS

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DAY 15: PARIS (DISEMBARK) e b BB L D Disembark the S.S. Joie de Vivre and transfer via high-speed, first-class TGV train to Lyon, where S.S. Catherine awaits. DAY 16: MÂCON (BEAUNE)

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DAY 18: TOURNON (TAIN-L’HERMITAGE)

BB L D If you love fine wine, you’ll love the charming twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Tournon may be a small town, but stirring events took place here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the 10th century to protect the region, and new fortifications were added over the centuries, including two “new” towers built to defend against Protestant attacks in the 16th century.

BB WD The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages trade, Beaune, is renowned for its fascinating stroll with wine tasting or exclusive guided history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune. wine tasting. Featured Excursions: Choice of Burgundy wine landscapes or Mâcon walking discovery tour. Back Onboard: This evening, we will host a Welcome Dinner.

DAY 17: LYON

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BB L D As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a bike ride.

Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will be treated to a Valrhona chocolate and wine-pairing onboard.

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An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part.

Featured Excursion: Exclusive intimate Viviers Featured Excursions: Choice of Lyon capital “Village Day.” gastronomy tour or guided “Let’s Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour and “Do as the Locals Do” Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Lyon silk weavers. Collection” cruisers will delight in a truffle

hunting experience, with a tour of the village of Grignan.

DAY 20: AVIGNON*

Featured Excursions: Choice of Mediterranean Arles walking tour or Tarascon walking tour.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Avignon walking discovery tour with Palace of the Popes or Pont du Gard Aqueduct visit.

Bordeaux to Avignon River Royale, S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Catherine Jul 21

Your Call: Today we have two “Masterpiece Collection” excursions to take advantage of—a cooking lesson at a stunning hotel and regional wine tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DAY 21: TARASCON (ARLES) b BB L D Explore one of two sun-drenched Provençal towns today, each with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there; Tarascon boasts an ancient castle, as well as a local legend about a ferocious dragon. Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain and facilitating the expansion of their empire.

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Jul 07 Aug 18

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CRUISE START DATES Bordeaux to Avignon River Royale, S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Catherine Mar 31 Apr 14, 28 May 12 Jun 09, 23

Jul 07, 21 Aug 04, 18 Sep 01, 15, 29

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• Spend three blissful nights at the newly redesigned Corinthia Hotel Lisbon. • Experience Portugal’s natural wonders and a world-famous gallery of prehistoric rock art at the Côa Valley Archaeological Park. • Marvel at the Douro River Valley below on a Curated Service scenic helicopter ride or bike along the Douro River to the Atlantic Ocean.

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• Enjoy an Exclusive Experience wine tasting at a wine estate in Pinhão.

“Faultless. The boat, the scenery, the food, the accommodations…were all excellent.” – Colin

• Delight in a Portuguese barbecue dinner on the top deck of Queen Isabel with breathtaking Vega de Terron as your backdrop. • Visit the factory of the world’s largest cork producer, Amorim Cork, on a Masterpiece Collection tour.*

or a guided “Let’s Go” scenic bike ride to DAY 1: LISBON b Arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport. If your cruise/ the sea. tour package includes a group arrival transfer or b BB L D if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, DAY 6: RÉGUA  PINHÃO you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman and transferred to the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon. times. Get a crash course on the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum, then treat DAY 2: LISBON b BB Everything old is new again in the Portuguese yourself to a tasting of fruity Moscatels and a capital. Get to know this hilly metropolis with a lunch at a family-owned wine estate. city tour that shows you all the top sights and Featured Excursions: Choice of Douro Museum treats you to an iconic, locally made pastry. and Quinta da Avessada wine estate or scenic sailing lunch onboard. Featured Excursion: Lisbon city tour. Your Call: Shuttles are available to take you to and from the hotel this afternoon, which is yours to spend as you please. You can even embark on a “Masterpiece Collection” tuk-tuk tour complete with local treats.

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Experience your own “Age of Discovery” with a full day to explore Lisbon however you wish. The city hosts remarkable museums and excellent shopping, and natives of Lisbon boast that they have the best food in the world. Featured Excursion: Full day of leisure in Lisbon. Your Call: Today, you can visit Sintra, a delightful, castle-dotted mountain retreat, and Cascais, a seaside resort, on a “Masterpiece Collection” excursion.

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Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. Or if you wish, you can also lace up your hiking boots and unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an upclose gander at some prehistoric carvings at an archaeological park.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Castelo Rodrigo or Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley.

Your Call: With your free time today you’ll have your choice of two “Masterpiece Collection” Evening Entertainment: Be treated to an evening experiences—an Amorim Cork Factory visit* of Portuguese music onboard.

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Explore: With an afternoon of leisure, you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own and take advantage of two active “Masterpiece Collection” excursions—a scenic helicopter ride or biking around the natural marina and estuary.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Guimarães city tour or Porto surprise discovery tour.

Back Onboard: This evening, you’ll savor a mouthwatering Portuguese barbecue dinner on the top deck.

Back Onboard: Take in the scenic delights as you sail from Vila Nova da Gaia to the mouth of the Douro River and back. 

b BB L D Explore Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born. Its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit. Or opt to explore Porto’s hidden spots, mouthwatering cuisine and unique shops.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour with tasting or vineyard hike and tasting at a local quinta.

Featured Excursion: Salamanca, the Golden City, and Spain’s oldest university.

Featured Excursions: Choice of panoramic city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour, with local tastings and vintage tram ride.

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BB L D Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic UNESCOprotected landscapes of the Douro River Valley. Head ashore for a choice of excursions, including a tasting at a prestigious port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.

Featured Excursion: Coimbra tour with Joanina Library visit and family-style lunch.

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En route to Porto, you’ll stop in Coimbra, home to an ancient university and a lavish baroque library considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Admire the lingering traces of the town’s Moorish and Roman past after sitting down to a traditional Portuguese lunch.

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Your Call: Take to the skies this afternoon on a “Curated Service” helicopter flight over the Douro River Valley, with a landing and lunch at a local quinta.

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• Begin your trip in the heart of Spain, with three nights at Madrid’s historic Westin Palace. • Marvel at an award-winning flamenco performance in Madrid at the most famous tablao in the world.

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• Venture out on a Masterpiece Collection tuk-tuk tour of Lisbon’s streets and rolling hills.

“Interesting stops and very knowledgeable guides! The Douro River is absolutely beautiful.” – Gregory

• Take pleasure in unique daytime sailings along the spectacularly scenic Middle and Upper Douro. • Be treated to a wine tasting and lunch in the historic Quinta da Pacheca, an elegant wine estate hotel that’s nestled on the scenic banks of the Douro. • Revel in a ceremonial opening of vintage Port wine at the Douro Museum in Régua.

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Arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport. If your cruise/ tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to The Westin Palace.

Explore: Enjoy a glass of wine from La Mancha and a bite to eat at one of the nearby cafés. Locally grown saffron adds its distinctive flavor and color to many dishes, and marzipan (made with Spanish almonds) is a beloved sweet in Toledo.

Featured Excursion: “Madrid at your doorsteps” DAY 4: MADRID (SALAMANCA)  VEGA DE TERRÓN (EMBARK) beLD vicinity walk. You’ll check out of your hotel this morning, heading from Madrid toward Portugal and your DAY 2: MADRID b D Madrid may very well be Europe’s liveliest capital ship, which is waiting in Vega de Terrón, near city, a place where people eat late and stay up the Portuguese border. Along the way you’ll visit even later. Get your bearings with a panoramic beautiful Salamanca, the university town where overview or a more intimate walking tour, both of Columbus sought advice before sailing west in which include a visit to the extraordinary Prado search of a new route to the Indies. Museum. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a colorful, passionate, foot-stomping show at the city’s most Featured Excursion: Salamanca walking tour. exquisite flamenco venue, Corral de la Moreria. Onboard: Take a relaxing dip in the Queen Featured Excursions: Choice of Madrid Isabel’s pool, located on the Sun Deck. panoramic city tour with Prado visit or Madrid panoramic and active walking tour with DAY 5: BARCA D’ALVA (CASTELO RODRIGO)  PINHĀO b L D historic center and Prado visit. Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the Your Call: During your afternoon of leisure, you name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that can embark on a “Masterpiece Collection” tour surrounds it. The view from the top is incredible of the stunning Royal Palace of Madrid, the and the village is a charming place to ramble, official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. relax and replenish. Featured Excursion: Castle Rodrigo visit. DAY 3: MADRID (TOLEDO) b Toledo is said to be Spain’s spiritual heart, a timeless, UNESCO-listed city where Muslims, Onboard: This afternoon, relax on deck and Jews and Christians have peacefully coexisted enjoy some of the most splendidly rugged for three centuries. After your city tour you’ll scenery of the Upper Douro River. have time to explore—and eat—on your own; the food here is so exceptional that Toledo was DAY 6: PINHĀO  RÉGUA b BB L D Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in named Spain’s gastronomic capital in 2016. the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Featured Excursion: Toledo—city of walls, silk Head to the hills to the prestigious Quinta do Seixo, where you can sip Port while savoring a marvelous and swords walking exploration.

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view. Stop for a visit to see the famed Portugal Azulejo Tiles before arriving in Régua, where you’ll get a crash course in the history of making Port during your visit to the Douro Museum. Featured Excursions: Choice of Quinto do Seixo guided tour with tasting or vineyard hike and wine tasting at a local quinta. Evening Entertainment: Tonight, you’ll take pleasure in a fascinating “Magical Valley” lecture onboard.

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One of Portugal’s top pilgrimage sites is our destination today, Our Lady of Remedies in Lamego. The church sits high above the town, accessible via hundreds of zigzagging steps adorned with beautiful blue and white tiles. After seeing the sights with a local expert, enjoy a delicious lunch at A Presunteca de Lamego before carrying on with the rest of your day. Featured Excursion: Lamego city tour with a sparkling wine tasting at the Quinta da Pacheca. Your Call: Take to the skies this afternoon on a “Curated Service” helicopter flight over the Douro River Valley, with a landing and lunch at a local quinta.

DAY 8: CALDAS DE AREGOS b BB L D The family-owned Quinta da Aveleda looks like something out of a fairytale, with its lush flower gardens, peacocks and swans, shady terraces and whimsical follies—the perfect place to relax over a glass of vindo verde, the preferred drink of the region. Featured Excursion: Quinta da Aveleda visit with gardens.

DAY 9: ENTRE-OS-RIOS  PORTO (GUIMARÃES) b BB L D

Guimarães is the town where Portugal was born and its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit. Or opt to explore one of Porto’s bustling markets.

Featured Excursion: Guided stroll through Óbidos.

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Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital, which is undergoing a remarkable rebirth of late. Get to know this hilly metropolis with a Featured Excursions: Choice of Guimarães—the city tour that shows you all the top sights and cradle of Portugal or Porto shopping experience. treats you to a unique pastry with an intriguing (and delicious) history. Evening Entertainment: Be treated to an evening Featured Excursion: Lisbon City Tour with visit of Portuguese music onboard. to the church of the Saint Jeronimo Monastery. DAY 10: PORTO b BB L D Today you cruise to the mouth of the Douro Your Call: Shuttles are available to take you and Portugal’s second city (after Lisbon), Porto, to and from the hotel this afternoon, which which gave its name to the nation’s most is yours to spend as you please. You can even famous export, Port wine, and to the nation embark on a “Masterpiece Collection” tuk-tuk itself. The city is a fascinating combination of tour complete with local treats. historic buildings and cutting-edge architecture, DAY 13: LISBON b tradition and vivacious modernity. If your cruise/tour package includes a group Featured Excursions: Choice of Porto city departure transfer or if you have purchased tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto a private departure transfer, you will be walking tour with local tasting and vintage transferred to Lisbon Portela Airport for your flight home. tram ride. Explore: Venture out on a “Masterpiece Collection” bike tour with a stop at an authentic fish market in Afurada.

DAY 11: PORTO (DISEMBARK)

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RIVER VICTORIA

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• Enjoy a wonderful onboard enrichment program on Russian history, politics and society by the brilliant Professor Inna Gristenko. • Marvel at an awe-inspiring performance of the worldrenowned Russian ballet. • Take a Masterpiece Collection tour of the Fabergé Museum, home of the world’s most complete collection of Fabergé eggs.

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“I visited places that were probably not easy to get to any other way than a cruise with Uniworld.” – Pamela

• Set out on a NEW Let’s Go village hike in rustic Mandrogi and northern Kishi Island. • Tour Uglich’s Hydropower Engineering Museum on a Masterpiece Collection experience and discover why thousands of labor camp prisoners constructed the nearby dam. • Embark on a NEW Do as the Locals Do tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow.

DAY 1: MOSCOW (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport or Domodedovo Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Back Onboard: Tonight, we’ll treat you to an onboard vodka tasting with a history lesson on Russia’s most famous beverage.

palace’s immaculate grounds, dubbed Pushkin Park, then spend the rest of the day exploring on your own.

DAY 6: GORITSY b BB L D Beyond Russia’s major cities lies a completely different world—the fabled land of Mother Russia. Explore two rural villages today for an authentic and unforgettable glimpse of everyday life in a Russian province.

Featured Excursion: Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin.

DAY 2: MOSCOW* b BB WD If Russia is “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” as Winston Churchill famously said, Featured Excursions: Choice of Goritsy “Village then Moscow presents an intriguing starting Day” or a visit to Saint Cyrill on the White point for an amazing cultural discovery. See the Lake Monastery. city’s most iconic sights, such as the Kremlin, its Armory and the Red Square with a savvy Onboard: Listen to a lecture titled “Russia in Transition: from Gorbachev to Putin.” local expert. Featured Excursions: Choice of Panoramic City tour or Moscow “Do as the Locals Do.” Your Call: This afternoon, we’ve put together two “Masterpiece Collection” experiences for you to enjoy on your own—a Moscow Metro Tour and a “Kostroma” National Folklore dance show.

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Your Call: Today, you can visit Peterhorf Gardens on a “Masterpiece Collection” experience.

DAY 11: ST. PETERSBURG** b BB L FD Your final day in St. Petersburg finds you with an appropriately imperial excursion: a guided tour through the world-famous Hermitage Museum. It is the crown jewel of the city and is located in the former home of the tsars, the Winter Palace. Featured Excursion: Hermitage Museum. Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 12: ST. PETERSBURG (DISEMBARK)

Featured Excursions: Choice of open-air e b CB/BB Museum of Wooden Architecture or “Let’s Go” Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you village and island nature hike. have purchased a private departure transfer, DAY 3: MOSCOW* b BB D you will be transferred to Pulkovo International Adventures await with a whole day in Moscow DAY 8: MANDROGI b BB L D to explore on your own. Return to yesterday’s Travel back in time to the 19th century at a Airport for your flight home. favorite sites or discover new treasures in this reconstructed Russian village populated by talented artisans who make handmade items world-class city. using traditional materials and techniques. Featured Excursion: Full day of leisure in Other highlights today include a rustic shashlik Moscow with a shuttle to and from the ship. picnic lunch onshore and a cruise on a pristine freshwater lake.   Your Call: Begin your full day of leisure with 11 Nights Cruising your choice of “Masterpiece Collection” Featured Excursions: Choice of exploring crafts experiences, including a visit to the Jewish stores and watching artisans at work or “Let’s 30 Meals Tolerance Center or a tour of the Memorial Go” village hike. Including 1 Welcome Dinner Museum of Cosmonautics. and 1 Farewell Dinner Onboard: Partake in an onboard Russian pancake cooking demonstration and sampling DAY 4: UGLICH b D 18 Included Excursions While cruising through the Moscow Canal, you’ll of the mouthwatering final product. get your first glimpse of rural Russia on your ** b BB L D way to the quiet and historic town of Uglich. DAY 9: ST. PETERSBURG Be prepared for a panorama of magnificent St. Petersburg is a city of canals, palaces and 5 UNESCO Heritage Sites cathedrals that presents a glorious juxtaposition architectural monuments. of East and West. See the sights by land as well Featured Excursions: Choice of walking as water, then experience an art form that is discovery tour with Church of St. Dmitry on quintessentially Russian—an evening at the ballet. the Blood or Uglich “Do as the Locals Do.” Featured Excursion: Russian ballet performance. Moscow to St. Petersburg Your Call: Today, you have the choice of a St. Petersburg to Moscow “Masterpiece Collection” excursion to Uglich’s Your Call: With an overnight in glorious St. River Victoria River Victoria fascinating Hydropower Engineering Museum. Petersburg, you’ll have even more time to partake in your choice of “Masterpiece Collection” Jun 11 May 31 experiences. Venture to Isaak Cathedral or view DAY 5: YAROSLAVL BLD Jul 03, 25 Jun 22 Credit for Yaroslavl’s well-designed, UNESCO- the world’s most complete collection of Fabergé Aug 16 Jul 14 protected city center goes to none other than eggs at the Fabergé Museum. Aug 05 Catherine the Great, who was even more than ** a mighty Russian ruler—she was a forward- DAY 10: ST. PETERSBURG b BB L D thinking urban planner as well. Visit an Orthodox Cross the threshold of the summer residence *During your visit to Moscow, the order of sightseeing church and a lively market, then kick back of the tsars—the lavishly decorated Catherine may change, depending on closures for holidays or aboard a scenic lake cruise. Palace—where you’ll see opulent staterooms unannounced government functions. and the near mythic Amber Room, meticulously ** During your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of Featured Excursion: Yaroslavl city tour. restored to its former glory. Marvel at the

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• Delight in the opportunity to join us onboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, the most beautiful ship on the Yangtze River and new to our China itineraries. • Enjoy a NEW excursion to the Great Mosque with a lecture about local Muslim life and other cultures led by a local expert.

“Everything about our experience was ‘top shelf’.” – Warren

• Indulge in Beijing’s signature delicacy, Peking duck, originally prepared and served to emperors as far back as 1330. • Embark on a visit to the fascinating ‘816 Underground Project,’ the site of a giant nuclear installation erected in the 1960s when the world was in a nuclear arms race, but later abandoned. • Attend colorful evening performances, lectures and discussions onboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer in the Tang Theater.

Featured Excursion: China’s first capital— DAY 1: BEIJING b Arrive at the Beijing Airport. If your cruise/tour Terracotta Army, Great Mosque with old package includes a group arrival transfer or if quarter visit and Tang Dynasty dinner show. you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and Not to Miss Moment: On today’s excursion, transferred to the opulent Waldorf Astoria Beijing. you’ll have the distinct pleasure of visiting the astonishing museum of the Terracotta Army. Stunning Accommodation: Settle into the DAY 6: XI’AN  CHONGQING (EMBARK) luxurious Waldorf Astoria Beijing, located b d e BB D in the heart of the city, where modernity, Before you leave Xi’an for Chongqing, you have exemplary service and rich Chinese tradition one more expedition, a visit to the Jade Carving seamlessly blend together. Center, or Jade Factory, as it’s also known. Watch artisans carving intricate designs and DAY 2: BEIJING b BB L learn what to look for when buying this special Your adventure begins with two quintessential stone. Then, transfer to the airport and fly to experiences in China’s capital city. Today, you’ll Chongqing, where you’ll board your ship. experience a myriad of cultural gems, including the Forbidden City and Peking duck, a dish Featured Excursion: Jade Factory visit. originally prepared for Chinese emperors. Featured Excursion: The imperial heritage of China’s capital—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Peking duck lunch with afternoon Temple of Heaven visit and tai chi class.

DAY 3: BEIJING b BB L D Certain images immediately spring to mind when you think of China. Teahouses. The Great Wall. Believe it or not, both of these are on today’s agenda, as well as a rickshaw ride through the city’s ancient hutongs, where you’ll enjoy lunch, and a visit to see pandas at the Beijing Zoo. Featured Excursion: Culture, history and intrigue—pandas, hutongs and teahouses and the Great Wall. Not to Miss Moment: Every year, 10 million travelers walk along the longest manmade structure ever created—the Great Wall of China. You’ll follow in the footsteps of dynastic leaders, traders and everyday citizens that once stood atop this wonder of the world.

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Featured Excursion: Grace and art—Beijing’s Summer Palace and Xi’an’s traditional dumpling banquet.

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Near Fuling, you’ll be offered the extraordinary chance to visit the ‘816 Underground Project,’ a giant nuclear installation, which the military started constructing in the mountains in the 1960s. It boasts 18 man-made caves, more than 130 roads and tunnels, and an almost 80-meterhigh cave where the nuclear reactor was placed. The project was abandoned in a nearly finished state in 1984 before the manufacturing of plutonium-239 began.

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DAY 5: XI’AN b BB L D Xi’an’s Terracotta Army has been called the 8th Wonder of the World, and it’s certainly the most extraordinary archeological find of the 20th century. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Tang Dynasty dinner show with fabulous food, music and vibrant costumes.

DAY 10: SHANGHAI b BB L After days of pandas, ancient warriors and timeless Chinese landscapes, Shanghai and its futuristic skyline can be something of a shock to the system. Enjoy a taste of both old and new today, as well as dim sum and a performance by the gravity-defying Shanghai acrobats. Featured Excursion: Spectacular skyscrapers, famous dim sum and acrobats. Stunning Accommodation: You’ll call the stunning Fairmont Peace Hotel home for your last two nights in Shanghai. The Art Decoinspired masterpiece is as glamorous as it gets, with opulent public spaces reminiscent of old Shanghai cabarets and gala parties.

DAY 11: SHANGHAI (DEPART) b CB/BB Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a memorable optional extension to Hong Kong.

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 3 Nights Cruising

Featured Excursion: Fuling—‘816 Underground Project.’

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DAY 8: CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER AND THREE GORGES S BB L FD

23 Meals Including 1 Farewell Dinner

A full day cruising the Yangtze River’s mystical, beautiful and completely mesmerizing Three Gorges and Shennong Stream await.

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The Three Gorges Dam was an expensive and controversial undertaking, a massive project that involved relocating entire villages as well as submerging a number of cultural treasures behind the rising waters of the Yangtze River. The dam itself is an extraordinary engineering marvel, one that you can see up close today. Featured Excursion: Powering China’s future— Three Gorges Dam.

18 Included Excursions 5 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES Beijing to Shanghai Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Apr 13, 20 May 04, 11, 18 Jun 01, 08

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Pre-Cruise/Tour Extension 7-Day Ulaanbaatar and Gobi Desert Post-Cruise/Tour Extension 4-Day Hong Kong Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

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DAY 4: BEIJING  XI’AN b d BB D Featured Excursion: The Magical Shennong Leave dynamic Beijing behind today and head Stream. north to the lush lakeside Summer Palace, home to one of China’s most beautiful classical gardens. Wellness: Enjoy a calming morning tai chi class From there, plunge into the past in China’s first on the top deck with panoramic views of the capital, where you’ll celebrate your first night in beguiling Yangtze River. Xi’an with a traditional dumpling banquet.

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Air Transportation: For the entire length of your trip, we’ll coordinate and schedule all of your domestic flights to create a seamless travel experience. Relax, we take care of it all.

Not to Miss Moment: On today’s outing, your visit will include a tour of the site of the Three Gorges Dam, one of the world’s largest construction projects.

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• Enjoy a traditional Chinese dinner accompanied by a lavishly staged cultural performance that draws on the music, folk dance and beautiful silk costumes of the Tang era. • Delight in the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’s Huang Ding Spa—the most spacious spa of any cruise ship on the Yangtze River.

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• Embark on a visit to one of the world’s largest construction projects, the Three Gorges Dam. • Sample 16 different kinds of dumplings at a traditional Xi’an dumpling banquet. • Visit the most revered icon of Tibetan Buddhism, a statue of Buddha known as the Jowo Shakyamuni, at the Jokhang Temple.

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Arrive at the Beijing Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the opulent Waldorf Astoria Beijing.

leaders, traders and everyday citizens that once stood atop this wonder of the world.

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BB D Leave dynamic Beijing behind today and head north to the lush lakeside Summer Palace, home to one of China’s most beautiful classical gardens. Stunning Accommodation: Settle into the From there, plunge into the past in China’s first luxurious Waldorf Astoria Beijing, located capital, where you’ll celebrate your first night in in the heart of the city, where modernity, Xi’an with a traditional dumpling banquet. exemplary service and rich Chinese tradition Featured Excursion: Grace and art—Beijing’s seamlessly blend together. Summer Palace and Xi’an’s traditional dumpling banquet. DAY 2: BEIJING b BB L The political and cultural capital of China and home to more than 20 million people, Beijing Stunning Accommodation: Your home for exemplifies everything visitors find most the next few days is the captivating Hyatt intoxicating about China. Spectacular ancient Regency Xi’an. The luxury hotel boasts rooms monuments contrast with ambitious modern with floor-to-ceiling windows and amazing high-rises, and traditional crafts flourish restaurants to give you a true taste of China. alongside booming international businesses— DAY 5: XI’AN b BB L D which you’ll discover today. Xi’an’s Terracotta Army has been called the Featured Excursion: The imperial heritage 8th Wonder of the World, and it’s certainly the of China’s capital—Tiananmen Square, the most extraordinary archeological find of the Forbidden City and Peking duck lunch with 20th century. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Tang afternoon Temple of Heaven visit and tai Dynasty dinner show with fabulous food, music and vibrant costumes. chi class.

DAY 3: BEIJING b BB L D Today is a bucket list moment kind of day, as you stand at last atop China’s most iconic site—the Great Wall. You’ll also have tea at a traditional teahouse and take a rickshaw ride through the city’s ancient hutongs, where you’ll enjoy lunch. Featured Excursion: Culture, history and intrigue—pandas, hutongs and teahouses and the Great Wall. Not to Miss Moment: Every year, 10 million travelers walk along the longest manmade structure ever created—the Great Wall of China. You’ll follow in the footsteps of dynastic

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Stunning Accommodation: When you arrive in Lhasa, you’ll be met with the Shangri-La Lhasa hotel, located in the heart of the Himalayas.

DAY 7: LHASA b BB L D Enter the hushed inner sanctum of the spiritual heart of the city, the Jokhang Temple, where you will have a rare opportunity to gaze upon the most sacred icon of Tibetan Buddhism— an ancient statue of the Buddha that legions of devout pilgrims journey vast distances to see in person. Featured Excursion: Otherworldly Jokhang Temple and Tibet Museum.

DAY 8: LHASA b BB L D The enormous hilltop Potala Palace is the first thing visitors see in Lhasa, and today you’ll have a chance to venture inside this vast and wellpreserved site. It is said to contain a thousand rooms, including the private rooms where the Dalai Lama himself once resided. Featured Excursion: Place of the gods—Potala Palace and Sera Monastery.

Not to Miss Moment: Today’s excursion will allow you to wander through the awe-inspiring Featured Excursion: China’s first capital— rooms (there are over 1,000) of the Potala Terracotta Army and Tang Dynasty dinner show. Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not to Miss Moment: On today’s excursion, you’ll have the distinct pleasure of visiting the astonishing museum of the Terracotta Army, massive figures originally created to stand guard over the tomb of China’s first emperor.

DAY 9: LHASA

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BB D Check out of your hotel and fly to Chongqing, the booming capital of western China, where you’ll board the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer. Then learn the word of the day—panda. Pandas are one of China’s most beloved (and adorable) cultural symbols, and you’ll get to see some of these gentle giants today.

DAY 6: XI’AN LHASA b d BB D Today you’ll fly to Lhasa, the ancient cultural and religious epicenter of Tibet, where the majestic Himalayan peaks will make you feel like you’re on top of the world—figuratively and literally— Featured Excursion: Giant pandas visit at in the world’s highest capital city. Chongqing Zoo. 

Air Transportation: For your entire trip, we’ll DAY 12: YICHANG (DISEMBARK)  coordinate and schedule all of your domestic SHANGHAI e b d BB D flights to create a seamless travel experience. The Three Gorges Dam was a project that involved relocating villages and submerged a number of DAY 10: CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER cultural treasures behind the rising waters of the Yangtze. The dam itself is an engineering marvel BB L D Near Fuling, you’ll be offered the extraordinary you can see from an up close perspective today. chance to visit the ‘816 Underground Project,’ a giant nuclear installation, which the military Featured Excursion: Powering China’s future— started constructing in the mountains in the Three Gorges Dam. 1960s. It boasts 18 man-made caves, more than 130 roads and tunnels, and an almost 80-meter- Not to Miss Moment: On today’s outing, your high cave where the nuclear reactor was placed. visit will include a tour of the site of the The project was abandoned in a nearly finished Three Gorges Dam, one of the world’s largest state in 1984 before the manufacturing of construction projects. plutonium-239 began. DAY 13: SHANGHAI b BB L Featured Excursion: Fuling—‘816 Underground An international economic hub, Shanghai has drawn entrepreneurs from all over the world for Project.’ 150 years. But while Shanghai may be the “city Onboard: Today, take your pick from a myriad of the future,” you can still find remnants of its of onboard activities, including a traditional history in Old Town and the area known as the tea ceremony, snuff bottle painting and a concessions, which you’ll discover today. selection of lectures.

DAY 11: CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER AND THREE GORGES S BB L FD

Today will be a highlight of your journey—a full day cruising the Yangtze River’s mystical, beautiful and completely mesmerizing Three Gorges and Shennong Stream. Featured Excursion: The magical Shennong Stream. Back Onboard: This evening we will sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks before our Farewell dinner, “A Taste of China.”

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10 Nights Touring 31 Meals Including 1 Farewell Dinner 19 Included Excursions

7 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Featured Excursion: Spectacular skyscrapers, famous dim sum and acrobats.

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Stunning Accommodation: You’ll call the stunning Fairmont Peace Hotel home for your last two nights in Shanghai. The Art Decoinspired masterpiece is as glamorous as it gets, with opulent public spaces reminiscent of old Shanghai cabarets and gala parties.

Beijing to Shanghai Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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• Attend colorful evening performances, lectures and discussions onboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer in the Tang Theater. • Be treated to an exclusive visit to one of the world’s largest construction projects, the Three Gorges Dam. • Embark on NEW excursions in Chengdu, where you’ll visit the Panda Breeding Research Base and Sanxingdui Museum. • Relax onboard at the tranquil Huang Ding Spa and select from an array of beauty treatments and body massages to indulge in.

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Featured Excursion: Glamour, skyscrapers, Art Deco gems and famous dim sum. Stunning Accommodation: You’ll call the captivating Fairmont Peace Hotel home for your last two nights in Shanghai. The Art Decoinspired masterpiece is as glamorous as it gets, with opulent public spaces reminiscent of old Shanghai cabarets and gala parties.

Not to Miss Moment: Every year, 10 million DAY 1: BEIJING b Arrive at the Beijing Airport. If your cruise/tour travelers walk along the longest manmade package includes a group arrival transfer or if structure ever created—the Great Wall of China. you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you You’ll follow in the footsteps of dynastic leaders, will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and traders and everyday citizens that once stood transferred to the opulent Waldorf Astoria Beijing. atop this wonder of the world.

DAY 2: BEIJING b BB L The political and cultural capital of China and home to more than 20 million people, Beijing exemplifies everything visitors find most intoxicating about China. Ancient monuments contrast with modern high-rises, and traditional crafts flourish alongside international businesses. Exquisite art, stunning UNESCO sites, serene parks and teeming streets all contribute to the unique flavor of this astonishing city. Featured Excursion: The imperial heritage of China’s capital—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Peking duck lunch with afternoon Temple of Heaven visit and tai chi class. Stunning Accommodation: Settle into the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Beijing, located in the heart of the city, where modernity, exemplary service and rich Chinese tradition seamlessly blend together.

DAY 3: BEIJING b BB L D Certain images immediately spring to mind when you think of China. Teahouses. The Great Wall. Believe it or not, both of these are on today’s agenda, as well as a rickshaw ride through the city’s ancient hutongs, where you’ll enjoy lunch. Featured Excursion: Culture, history and intrigue—pandas, hutongs and teahouses and the Great Wall.

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BB D Intrepid explorer Marco Polo called Hangzhou the greatest city he’d ever seen, but don’t take his word for it—judge for yourself as you get your first glimpse of this ancient Chinese capital today, celebrated throughout the centuries for its extraordinary natural beauty.

DAY 4: BEIJING  XI’AN b d BB D Leave dynamic Beijing behind today and head north to the lush lakeside Summer Palace, home Featured Excursion: Jade Factory visit. to one of China’s most beautiful classical gardens. From there, plunge into the past in China’s first Air Transportation: For the entire length of your capital, where you’ll celebrate your first night in trip, we’ll coordinate and schedule all of your Xi’an with a traditional dumpling banquet. domestic flights to create a seamless travel experience. Relax, we have it all taken care of. Featured Excursion: Grace and art—Beijing’s Summer Palace and Xi’an’s traditional dumpling DAY 7: HANGZHOU b BB L banquet. China’s classically designed gardens and landscapes are a cultural treasure revered Stunning Accommodation: Your home for the around the world, and you’ll see one of the night is the captivating Hyatt Regency Xi’an. The best examples today at Hangzhou’s idyllic West luxury hotel boasts rooms with floor-to-ceiling Lake. Another highlight: Lingyin Temple, one of windows, a splendid hotel spa and amazing the country’s oldest Buddhist sites, providing restaurants to give you a true taste of China. an intriguing glimpse of the serenity of the 5,000-year-old Middle Kingdom. There, you’ll DAY 5: XI’AN see an “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” show. b BB L D Xi’an’s famous Terracotta Army has been called the 8th Wonder of the World, and it’s certainly Featured Excursion: Poetic vision—Lingyin the most extraordinary archeological find of the Temple and Enduring Memories of Hangzhou 20th century. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Tang show. Dynasty dinner show. DAY 8: HANGZHOU

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Featured Excursion: China’s first capital— b BB L Terracotta Army and the Tang Dynasty dinner Today you’ll head to Shanghai, China’s largest show. city. An international economic hub, it has drawn entrepreneurs from all over the world Not to Miss Moment: On today’s excursion, you’ll for 150 years. While Shanghai may be the “city have the pleasure of visiting the astonishing of the future,” you can still find remnants of museum of the Terracotta Army, massive figures its history in Old Town and the area known as originally created to stand guard over the tomb the Concessions, which were controlled by of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. European interests in the 19th century.

Onboard: Join us onboard while we provide commentary as we sail through the Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge.

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BB L FD Near Fuling, you’ll be offered the extraordinary chance to visit the ‘816 Underground Project,’ a giant nuclear installation, which the military started constructing in the mountains in the DAY 9: SHANGHAI b BB L 1960s. It boasts 18 man-made caves, more than Today you have the luxury of an entire day 130 roads and tunnels, and an almost 80-meterto explore Shanghai however you wish. high cave where the nuclear reactor was placed. Then, in the evening, experience yet another The project was abandoned in a nearly finished cultural highlight of your journey—a thrilling state in 1984 before the manufacturing of performance by the dazzling and gravity- plutonium-239 began. defying Shanghai Acrobats. Featured Excursion: Fuling—‘816 Underground Featured Excursion: Spectacular Shanghai Project.’ Acrobatic Show. Back Onboard: Tonight, we’ll treat you to a DAY 10: SHANGHAI  YICHANG delectable Farewell Dinner, “A Taste of China.” (EMBARK) b d e BB L D From Shanghai you’ll fly to Yichang. When DAY 14: CHONGQING (DISEMBARK)  you arrive in Yichang, you’ll pay a visit to the TRAIN TO CHENGDU e b t BB L Yichang International School. Not only is the Disembark in the port of Chongqing and jump campus stunning, you’ll have the opportunity on a bullet train to Chengdu, where you’ll to participate in a wide range of classroom be transferred to the Chengdu Ritz-Carlton. experiences and mingle with students. Enjoy lunch at the hotel before a visit to People’s Park. Featured Excursion: School visit in Yichang. Featured Excursion: People’s Park and Kuanzhai Onboard: Relax onboard at the tranquil Huang Alleyway. Ding Spa and select from an array of beauty treatments and body massages to indulge in. Stunning Accommodation: When you arrive in Chengdu, you’ll marvel at your home for the DAY 11: CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER next two nights, the captivating Chengdu RitzCarlton. You’ll experience unparalleled service b BB L WD The Three Gorges Dam was an expensive and the beauty of “The Panda City.” and controversial undertaking, a project that involved relocating entire villages threatened by DAY 15: CHENGDU b BB L D the rising waters of the Yangtze. The dam itself Chengdu, or “Panda City” as it’s affectionately is an engineering marvel that you can see from a known, is a beguiling blend of century-old breathtakingly up-close perspective today. traditions and bustling city life. Nestled among sleek skyscrapers sit preserved streets, temples Featured Excursion: Powering China’s future— and historic sites. Today, you’ll venture to the Three Gorges Dam. Sanxingdui Museum, an archaeological museum teeming with cultural relics. Not to Miss Moment: On today’s outing, your visit will include a tour of the site of the Three Gorges Featured Excursion: Panda Breeding Research Dam, one of the world’s largest construction Base and Sanxingdui Museum. projects and a major new national landmark. The dam uses the power of the Yangtze to provide Not to Miss Moment: Today you’ll have the electricity to ever-growing China. distinct privilege of visiting Chengdu Panda Base, a nonprofit research and breeding facility DAY 12: CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER for giant pandas and other rare animals, where AND THREE GORGES S BB L D you’ll get closer to the amazing animals than you Today is destined to be a highlight of your ever could have imagined. journey—a full day cruising the Yangtze River’s mystical, beautiful and completely mesmerizing DAY 16: CHENGDU  HONG KONG Three Gorges and Shennong Stream. b d BB Check out of your hotel and head to the Chengdu Featured Excursion: The magical Shennong Shuangliu International Airport for your flight to Stream. Hong Kong.

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Stunning Accommodation: Settle into the dazzling Shangri-La Kowloon, where you’ll enjoy two blissful nights near the Victoria Harbour. From your very first glance, you’ll be able to tell why Condé Nast named it one of the best hotels in the world.

DAY 17: HONG KONG b S BB Hong Kong presents a dizzying juxtaposition of East and West, ancient and modern. This bustling, glittering, multicultural city, which you’ll explore today, is famous for its soaring skyscrapers, fabulous shopping, Star Ferries crisscrossing Victoria Harbour and the lingering traces of its British colonial past. Featured Excursion: “Pearl of the Orient"—Hong Kong’s highlights. Not to Miss Moment: As you tour Hong Kong’s highlights, you’ll venture to Victoria Peak, the “Mountain of Great Peace,” featuring the world’s steepest funicular railway, to see a not-to-bemissed panoramic view of the city.

DAY 18: HONG KONG (DEPART) b CB/BB Today, you will be transferred to the Hong Kong International Airport for your flight home.

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 4 Nights Cruising

13 Nights Touring

38 Meals Including 1 Farewell Dinner

25 Included Excursions

6 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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• Marvel as local children join you onboard to perform traditional folk dances. • Take in the ever-changing scenery from Le Salon Lounge with full-service bar on the Sun Deck of your ship. • Explore the beguiling ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. • Cap your trip with three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Resort Spa, located near the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat.

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DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY b

Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Park Hyatt Saigon. Your Call: Tonight, consider popping out to explore the lively Ben Thanh Night Market or one of the city’s quintessential evening cafés— either choice would mark a splendid start to your adventure.

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Experience how ancient history melds with the boisterous present in Vietnam’s largest city, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples and motorbikes putter along picturesque alleys. Featured Excursion: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. Not to Miss Moment: This evening, join us onboard the Saigon Princess for dinner and a dance performance with beautiful views of Ho Chi Minh City at night.

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Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dated back to the Vietnam War. Following lunch, you’ll be taken to the Mekong Navigator. Featured Excursion: Vestiges of war—Cú Chi Tunnels. Not to Miss Moment: The Cú Chi Tunnels explore an intriguing aspect of Vietnam’s long struggle

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to free itself from Western control. The Viet Minh began the series of tunnels and shelters in 1945 to protect themselves from French air raids and they were later expanded for many miles by the Viet Cong, who turned them into underground chambers, complete with boobytrapped tunnels.

DAY 4: CAI BE  VINH LONG S BB L D Get set for an authentic slice of daily life along the Mekong with visits to two quintessentially Vietnamese locales, Vinh Long and Cai Be, which you’ll see by foot and by sampan. Meet village elders, experience the lively floating market and visit bustling workshops. Featured Excursion: Village life on the Mekong. Back Onboard: Savor an authentic Vietnamese meal onboard at Le Marché Restaurant.

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ride to a factory that makes handwoven reed baskets. Later, cruise through the canals to Evergreen Island, where village houses are built on stilts. Featured Excursion: Daily life on the great delta. Onboard: Luxuriate in the comfort of your beautiful and tranquil suite onboard the Mekong Navigator.

DAY 7: PHNOM PENH b BB L D

Today, you’ll discover the thriving and exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and is divided into three districts, the picturesque French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town. Here, you’ll find an alluring riverside esplanade amid numerous bewitching Buddhist temples, palaces and artifacts.

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BB L D If yesterday was an exploration of Cambodia’s dark past, today is a celebration of the country’s bright future. You’ll meet young children at a local school and friendly villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive an unforgettable water blessing from local Buddhist monks.

You’ll disembark in the morning and transfer via executive motorcoach to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site.

DAY 12 : SIEM REAP b BB Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Built during the heyday of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this extraordinary complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments was once lost to the world for many years, hidden under dense jungle vines.

Featured Excursions: Art school and artisan visit by remork.

Featured Excursion: South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm.

Stunning Accommodation: Cap your trip with three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Resort Spa, minutes away from the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat.

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Dip into Vietnam’s colorful and culturally eclectic past in Sac Dec—the former haunt of author Marguerite Duras—and the island of Gieng, which boasts a rather unexpected array of Catholic churches and monasteries. Featured Excursion: Sampans and colonial romance.

Featured Excursion: Phnom Penh.

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Not to Miss Moment: Marvel at an onboard cultural performance of Apsara and traditional folk dances performed by local children.

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Today’s featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your DAY 6: TAN CHAU  EVERGREEN ISLAND  entire journey. You’ll learn about the infamous PHNOM PENH S BB L D Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit More authentic encounters await you today, a former school turned prison that is now a starting with a sampan ride through the floating genocide museum. villages lining the banks of the great river. Stop at a temple devoted to Vietnam’s homegrown Featured Excursion: The Killing Fields—tragedy religion, then hop aboard a rickshaw for a and reconciliation in Cambodia.

Not to Miss Moment: The largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat is the single most recognizable landmark in Cambodia. It is breathtaking in both size and scope, boasting the longest continuous bas-relief in the world. Although Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its importance is so immeasurable, several other conservation organizations have been enlisted to help ensure its protection.

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Check out of your luxury hotel and head to Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport for your flight home. Cruise/Tour Extensions 4-Day Bangkok 5-Day Hanoi & Ha Long Bay 6-Day Sapa Extensions are available for cruise/tours that begin or end in Ho Chi Minh City. Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

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• Take pleasure in the rare opportunity to see the Taj Mahal at two different times—once at sunrise and once at sunset. • Marvel at hand-painted murals and high ceilings in every suite onboard the Ganges Voyager II. • Enjoy the distinct privilege of being able to visit places few will ever see and experience culture in a way only made possible by a Uniworld cruise/tour. • Savor exquisite traditional cuisine onboard at the East India Restaurant.

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Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to The Oberoi New Delhi.

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Featured Excursions: Excursion by boat to the shore of Bandel and India’s French colonial heritage.

Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata.

After Hours: To cap your day, taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi.

transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari.

b BB L This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra, the site of Shah Jahan’s best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal.

Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass.

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Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar— each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area.

Not to Miss Moment: You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colors draw comparisons Featured Excursions: Visit to Murshidabad to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife. City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village. DAY 4: AGRA  JAIPUR b BB L D Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? Evening Entertainment: This evening, following It’s an impossible question to answer, so dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of show, complete with music and dancing. experiencing both. Wake up early this morning to see the white marble monument aglow with DAY 10: MAYAPUR S BB L D Few places of worship exist on such a headthe rosy tinge of dawn. spinning scale as what you will witness today Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Mahal. Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under Stunning Accommodation: You’ll spend your next construction. two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens Featured Excursion: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. and is built around an ancient Shiva temple.

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DAY 12: KOLKATA BB L FD The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the DAY 7: KALNA S BB L D Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will Stunning Accommodation: Spend a luxurious is best known today for the magnificent Hindu get better acquainted with today. night at the newly renovated Oberoi New Delhi, temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— Featured Excursions: Kolkata city tour—visit which you’ll experience today. with unmatched views of New Delhi. the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli. Plus, your choice of NGOs Kolkata Rescue visit or Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City.” DAY 2: NEW DELHI BB D b Mother Teresa’s home and tomb. India’s sprawling capital city is colorful, confounding and captivating. Your expertly led Your Call: After marveling at the astonishing Not to Miss Moment: On this afternoon’s city tour provides an ideal first foray into this Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market. excursion, you may choose to visit Mother Teresa’s fascinating land. house, where you’ll see her simply furnished room and the tiny museum devoted to her, where her DAY 8: MATIARI S BB L D Featured Excursion: India’s Capital City. Your ship serves as a time machine today, Nobel Peace Prize medal is on display.

Featured Excursion: Majesty and grace—Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal at sundown.

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Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind DAY 5: JAIPUR b BB Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, with a body massage or treatment onboard at which gives you an idea of what to expect in the the soothing Voyager Spa. “Pink City” of Jaipur. You’ll see some marvelous things here, including the City Palace complex. DAY 11: BANDEL  CHANDANNAGAR  KOLKATA S BB L D Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but city. few are aware that the French had colonies Your Call: Take the afternoon to explore on your here as well. You’ll visit this former French own—shuttles will be available to carry you to outpost today, in addition to a famous Shia and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district. pilgrimage center.

DAY 13: KOLKATA (DISEMBARK)

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CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 5 Nights Touring 31 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 15 Included Excursions 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES New Delhi to Kolkata Ganges Voyager II Jan 03, 11, 19, 28 Feb 11, 21, 28 Mar 11

Oct 07, 17, 25 Nov 04, 11, 21, 29 Dec 07

Pre-Cruise/Tour Extension 5-Day Chandigarh Wellness Retreat Post-Cruise/Tour Extension 3-Day Varanasi Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

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India

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13 Days

INDIA'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE & THE SACRED GANGES GANGES VOYAGER II

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“Loved visiting remote villages that others might overlook.” –

• Start your trip with five luxurious nights at three different Oberoi hotels. • Experience a variety of onboard yoga classes featuring different styles and meditation sessions led by a yoga guru, included as part of our NEW Wellness Program. per person

• Take pleasure in the rare opportunity to see the Taj Mahal at two different times—once at sunrise and once at sunset.

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• Marvel at hand-painted murals and high ceilings in every suite onboard the Ganges Voyager II. • Enjoy the distinct privilege of being able to visit places few will ever see and experience culture in a way only made possible by a Uniworld cruise/tour. • Savor exquisite traditional cuisine onboard at the East India Restaurant.

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Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to The Oberoi New Delhi.

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Featured Excursions: Excursion by boat to the shore of Bandel and India’s French colonial heritage.

Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata.

DAY 12: KOLKATA BB L FD The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the DAY 7: KALNA S BB L D Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will Stunning Accommodation: Spend a luxurious is best known today for the magnificent Hindu get better acquainted with today. night at the newly renovated Oberoi New Delhi, temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— Featured Excursions: Kolkata city tour—visit which you’ll experience today. with unmatched views of New Delhi. the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli. Plus, your choice of NGOs Kolkata Rescue visit or Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City.” DAY 2: NEW DELHI BB D b Mother Teresa’s home and tomb. India’s sprawling capital city is colorful, confounding and captivating. Your expertly led Your Call: After marveling at the astonishing Not to Miss Moment: On this afternoon’s city tour provides an ideal first foray into this Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market. excursion, you may choose to visit Mother Teresa’s fascinating land. house, where you’ll see her simply furnished room and the tiny museum devoted to her, where her DAY 8: MATIARI S BB L D Featured Excursion: India’s Capital City. Your ship serves as a time machine today, Nobel Peace Prize medal is on display.

After Hours: To cap your day, taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi.

transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari.

b BB L This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra, the site of Shah Jahan’s best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal.

Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass.

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AGRA

Featured Excursion: Majesty and grace—Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal at sundown.

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BARANAGAR

Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar— each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area.

Not to Miss Moment: You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colors draw comparisons Featured Excursions: Visit to Murshidabad to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife. City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village. DAY 4: AGRA  JAIPUR b BB L D Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? Evening Entertainment: This evening, following It’s an impossible question to answer, so dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of show, complete with music and dancing. experiencing both. Wake up early this morning to see the white marble monument aglow with DAY 10: MAYAPUR S BB L D Few places of worship exist on such a headthe rosy tinge of dawn. spinning scale as what you will witness today Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Mahal. Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under Stunning Accommodation: You’ll spend your next construction. two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens Featured Excursion: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. and is built around an ancient Shiva temple. Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind DAY 5: JAIPUR b BB Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, with a body massage or treatment onboard at which gives you an idea of what to expect in the the soothing Voyager Spa. “Pink City” of Jaipur. You’ll see some marvelous things here, including the City Palace complex. DAY 11: BANDEL  CHANDANNAGAR  KOLKATA S BB L D Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but city. few are aware that the French had colonies Your Call: Take the afternoon to explore on your here as well. You’ll visit this former French own—shuttles will be available to carry you to outpost today, in addition to a famous Shia and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district. pilgrimage center.

DAY 13: KOLKATA (DISEMBARK)

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Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your flight home or extend your journey with an optional extension to Varanasi.

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 5 Nights Touring 31 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 15 Included Excursions 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES New Delhi to Kolkata Ganges Voyager II Jan 03, 11, 19, 28 Feb 11, 21, 28 Mar 11

Oct 07, 17, 25 Nov 04, 11, 21, 29 Dec 07

Pre-Cruise/Tour Extension 5-Day Chandigarh Wellness Retreat Post-Cruise/Tour Extension 3-Day Varanasi Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

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NEW for 2019 . 12 Days

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

ME TO WE & THE SACRED GANGES

GANGES VOYAGER II

• Spend the pre-tour portion of your trip diving deep into the Indian way of life with our partner, ME to WE.

From:

$7,299

per person

• With ME to WE, you’ll delight in two nights at the Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp—luxury accommodations with an Indian flair nestled in the hills of the Aravalli Mountain Range. • Partake in a Poja—a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony to mark the beginning of your experience.

“Having been to India before, I never thought it was possible to travel in comfort and style yet feel very adventurous at the same time.” – Barbara

• Savor traditional Indian cuisine, compliments of a local chef, and learn the story behind each dish and culinary style. • Cruise along the world’s holiest river, the Ganges, onboard the lavishly appointed Ganges Voyager II. • Delight in lunch on the shore of Lake Pichola, home of two world-famous architectural attractions.

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DAY 2: NEW DELHI  UDAIPUR  ARAVELI d b BB L D ME to WE is an immersive and transformative experience in India’s countryside, where you’ll explore India’s vibrant and fascinating culture through one-of-a-kind, unforgettable encounters. With ME to WE, you’ll participate in a community development project, explore nature within the Aravalli mountain range, connect with community members and experience many of India’s age-old traditions in the most soul-stirring of ways. This portion of your itinerary is an alternate start option for the traditional India cruise/tour. After spending your first four days with ME to WE, you’ll join the traditional India cruise/tour for the rest of your trip.

DAY 1: NEW DELHI b Begin ME to WE Program

Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to The Oberoi Gurgaon. Stunning Accommodation: The Oberoi Gurgaon is a lavish urban sanctuary spread over nine lush acres, with distinct characteristics including high ceilings, an expansive reflection pool, open spaces and original modern art.

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This morning, you’ll transfer from your hotel to End ME to WE Program your commercial flight to Udaipur, where you’ll Your time with ME to WE is coming to a close then make your way to your home for two nights, this afternoon, but not before a slew of authentic the bespoke Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp Indian experiences in nearby Udaipur, often in Rajasthan. After a brief introduction and nicknamed “Venice of the East.” Explore Udaipur’s orientation about your time with ME to WE, you’ll splendor with stops at the City Palace and Taj prepare for your interactions with locals with a Lake Palace, followed by lunch on shore and a lesson in basic Hindi phrases. Then, it’s off to the visit to a lively Indian market before checking into local village to mingle with community members. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata. Featured ME to WE Excursion: A little Hindi lesson and community welcome. Not to Miss Moment: To mark the beginning of your time in Rajasthan, you’ll partake in a Hindu tradition, a Poja, a Hindu prayer ceremony that marks the beginning of an auspicious event. The blessing ensures the success and prosperity of the work being undertaken.

DAY 3: ARAVELI BB L D After a blissful night’s sleep in your private cottage or luxury tent, wake up to a sunrise yoga session overlooking the pink-hued Aravalli Mountain Range. Spend the rest of your morning with women in the community and learn what daily life in rural India is like. Enjoy a savory meal and cup of chai as you take in the beautiful surroundings and a traditional jhapki (Hindi for “siesta”). Then, meet a local farmer before venturing to the project site of your sustainable development project. Featured ME to WE Excursions: Day in the life and local farmer with project building. Evening Entertainment: Cap your first full day with a colorful performance showcasing local folk dance traditions.

Featured ME to WE Excursions: Sightseeing in Udaipur and lunch on the shore of Lake Pichola with market shopping. Not to Miss Moment: Enjoy lunch on the shores of the beautiful Lake Pichola in the shadow of City Palace and Lake Palace, both world-famous architectural attractions. The majestic City Palace was built almost five centuries ago on a hill that gives stunning views of Udaipur, and you might recognize the Lake Palace from a 1980s James Bond film.

DAY 5: KOLKATA (EMBARK)

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Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata (a city formerly known as Calcutta), the gateway to your journey along the world’s holiest river, the sacred Ganges. Back Onboard: This evening, delight in a Captain’s reception dinner and welcome onboard.

DAY 6: KALNA S BB L D

Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— which you’ll experience today.

Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City.” Your Call: After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market or return to the ship.

Featured Excursion: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voyager Spa.

DAY 10: BANDEL  CHANDANNAGAR  DAY 7: MATIARI S BB L D Your ship serves as a time machine today, KOLKATA S BB L D transporting you hundreds of years into the Most students of history know a thing or two past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies of Matiari. here as well. You’ll visit this former French Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen outpost today, in addition to the famous Shia pilgrimage center. with an introduction to brass. DAY 8: MURSHIDABAD S BB L D

BARANAGAR

Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar—each one boasting beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area.

Featured Excursions: Excursion by boat to the shore of Bandel and India’s French colonial heritage.

DAY 11: KOLKATA BB L FD The city of Kolkata is virtually synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa— Featured Excursions: Visit to Murshidabad City, recently canonized as a Catholic saint—and the ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and Baranagar colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today. village visit.

Evening Entertainment: This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively and fun-filled Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.

Featured Excursions: Kolkata city tour— visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli. Plus, your choice of NGOs Kolkata Rescue visit or Mother Teresa’s home and tomb.

DAY 9: MAYAPUR S BB L D Few places of worship exist on such a headspinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction.

Not to Miss Moment: On this afternoon’s excursion, you may choose to visit Mother Teresa’s house, where she lived and worked for decades. See her simply furnished room and the tiny museum devoted to her, where her Nobel Peace Prize medal is on display.

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Disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your flight home or extend your journey with an optional extension to Varanasi.

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 4 Nights Touring 31 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 14 Included Excursions

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES New Delhi to Kolkata Ganges Voyager II Jan 04, 12, 20, 29 Feb 12, 22 Mar 01, 12

Oct 08, 18, 26 Nov 05, 12, 22, 30 Dec 08

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the world’s

most marvelous wonders lie just beyond your suite.

EGYPT

THE NILE RIVER

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Egypt

12 Days

SPLENDORS OF EGYPT & THE NILE RIVER TOSCA

From:

$4,799

per person

“Interesting, informative and excellent exposure to Egyptian history and culture.” – William

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD • Explore with your local guide, a trained Egyptologist. • Take a dip in the River Tosca’s swimming pool or lounge in any number of shaded cabanas on the Sun Deck. • Climb aboard a small boat for a one-of-a-kind birdwatching excursion along the Nile. • Sip a cocktail onboard at the stylish River Tosca Lounge, while taking in views of the legendary Nile. • Marvel at the indescribable Great Sphinx, the largest monolith statue in the world, from an up-close perspective. • Be treated to tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan, a 5-star hotel in a 19th-century Victorian palace.

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Arrive at Cairo International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and escorted to the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza. Stunning Accommodation: For the next two nights, take in the wonders of the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza. The luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Cairo’s elegant Garden City District and has breathtaking views of the Giza pyramid complex.

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BB L D After visiting a temple dedicated to a crocodile god today, hop aboard a small boat for a birdwatching excursion along the Nile. Featured Excursions: Kom Ombo Temple and birdwatching boat ride. Evening Entertainment: This evening, you’ll be treated to a traditional Egyptian belly dance performance onboard.

DAY 7*: ASWAN b B BB L D Today is an epic day, filled with wonders from start to finish. You’ll visit a marvel of modern DAY 2: CAIRO b BB The ancient quarter of Cairo is intense—the engineering—the Aswan High Dam—as well as colors, the sounds, the density of people—and the Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Philae it’s likely been this way for thousands of years. Temple complex. Your Egyptologist will show you a 12th-century Featured Excursions: Aswan High Dam, citadel and the beautiful Alabaster Mosque. Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple, plus Featured Excursion: Citadel of Salah al-Din, boat ride in traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Alabaster Mosque and Egyptian Museum. Aswan. DAY 3: CAIRO  LUXOR (EMBARK) DENDERA b d e BB L GR D

Site with a number of amazing monuments to see—including the enigmatic Great Sphinx. After seeing the pyramids from afar yesterday, you’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view them from an up-close perspective. Featured Excursion: Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza with small pyramid entry, Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit. Not to Miss Moment: Today, you’ll visit the only surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

DAY 12: CAIRO (DEPART) b CB/BB Check out of your hotel. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be escorted to Cairo International Airport for your flight home, or choose to extend your trip.

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Prepare to be amazed at the legendary Temple of Karnak, a massive and absolutely astounding site, with gigantic columns, broad avenues lined with stone sphinxes and halls of truly epic proportions. Featured Excursion: Temple of Karnak. Back Onboard: This evening, you’ll revel in a Gala Reception and dinner onboard.

Back Onboard: After dinner onboard this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing.

7 Nights Cruising

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4 Nights Touring

KOM OMBO

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BB L D Spend your morning at leisure exploring Aswan, perhaps stopping for an optional tour of the indescribable rock temples of Abu Simbel, before heading to Kom Ombo this afternoon.

25 Meals Including 1 Gala Reception

DAY 4: DENDERA  LUXOR b BB L D Like its twin shrine, the Temple of Karnak, the DAY 9: ESNA  LUXOR b BB L D Temple of Luxor stands on the site of ancient On today’s excursion, you’ll learn how the Thebes, the once flourishing capital of Egypt’s New Temple of Esna was buried under debris for Kingdom. You’ll also visit the Temple of Hathor, many centuries and is one of the last great Egyptian temples ever built. dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty.

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Featured Excursions: Temple of Hathor and Temple of Luxor.

Featured Excursion: Temple of Esna.

Not to Miss Moment: An evening in Luxor means you’ll have the time to visit the Luxor Temple complex at its most stunning moment—sunset—where it’s illuminated with the setting sun’s golden glow.

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BB L BD The word “colossal” will take on a whole new meaning after today’s excursion to the twin statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. You’ll also visit the temple of one of Egypt’s rare female pharaohs as well as the Valley of the Kings.

DAY 10: LUXOR (DISEMBARK)

12 Included Excursions

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

CAIRO

BB Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Then, check in to the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza where you’ll have time to relax before tonight’s featured excursion—a Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza.

Cairo to Cairo River Tosca Jan 05, 12, 19, 26 Feb 02, 09, 16, 23 Mar 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Apr 06, 13, 20, 27 May 04, 11, 18, 25

Featured Excursion: Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza.

Not to Miss Moment: This evening’s Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids is a fantastically creative and colorful introduction to these Featured Excursion: Colossi of Memnon, ancient wonders and the amazing people and culture that built them. Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings.

Back Onboard: Tonight, don your galabeya (traditional Egyptian attire) for an onboard party featuring traditional Egyptian music.

Sep 28 Oct 05, 12, 19, 26 Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Dec 07, 14, 21, 28

Pre-Cruise/Tour Extension 5-Day Amman and Petra Post-Cruise/Tour Extension 5-Day Jerusalem

DAY 11: CAIRO b BB It’s a day of bucket list moments as we venture to Ancient Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage

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it’s the most wonderful cruise of the year.

HOLIDAY SEASON

THE DANUBE • THE MOSELLE • THE RHINE • THE MAIN • THE SEINE

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Holiday Season

8 Days

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS

RIVER QUEEN

$2,999

From:

“All the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas!” –

Joanne

per person

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD Generations Program • Create memories with an itinerary ideally suited for members of multiple generations to experience together. • Taste Bamberg’s Christmasinspired beers. • Sample seasonal (and scrumptious) baked goods from village to village. • Learn about Frankfurt’s charming Christmas traditions. • Embark on a Masterpiece Collection WWII historical tour of Nuremberg. • Enjoy an evening of dancing to holiday music onboard.

DAY 1: NUREMBERG (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Nuremberg International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

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WÜRZBURG

Evening Entertainment: Enjoy a night of dancing to classic holiday music.

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BB L D This morning, you’ll head off to see the Würzburg Residence, a baroque-style palace DAY 2: NUREMBERG b BB L WD For a holiday extravaganza, look no further famous for its gigantic ceiling fresco. Later, visit than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest the town’s renowned Christmas Market, held and grandest Christmas Market in all of in front of the old City Hall, for some one-ofGermany—and that’s really saying something. a-kind gifts for friends back home. Beautifully The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls decorated wooden booths are illuminated by out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll the soft glow of Christmas lighting, and the air see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed is filled with the scent of roasted chestnuts and to put you in a festive mood. You could not ask the sound of Christmas carols. One of the best for a more perfect place to begin an exploration ways to embrace a different culture is through of Christmas traditions than Nuremberg. encounters with local residents, which you’ll Stroll through the castle gardens and enjoy experience this afternoon in a typical Franconian breathtaking views of the city, then walk through village. Make new friends over hot drinks and a maze of cobblestone lanes down to the central homemade seasonal treats. Market Square. There, spread out before the Church of Our Lady, is the largest Christmas Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Franconian “joie de vivre” and baroque Market in Germany. splendor at the UNESCO Residence Palace Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with with illuminated Christmas Market or exclusive Franconian “Village Day” local reception and Christmas Market. village visit with Christmas bakery. After Hours: Take a shuttle back to town this evening for a look at the Christmas Market under the winter night sky.

EMBARK/DISEMBARK

Featured Excursion: Full-day Rothenburg with walking discovery tour and Christmas Market.

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Located at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Wertheim is a lovely village dating back over a thousand years. It epitomizes the friendly, DAY 3: BAMBERG b BB L D The fact that Bamberg still exists today is slow-paced small-town atmosphere of many something of a miracle, given that it survived German villages; here, residents greet each WWII bombing virtually unscathed. It’s a other by name as they do their daily shopping superb example of a medieval German city, for fresh bread and sausage in tiny shops. On one compact enough to explore on foot with a your guided walking tour of the village, you’ll local expert. You’ll also have free time to visit hear a lot about daily life in Wertheim, as well not just one but four Christmas Markets and a as facts about the town and its history. Its many captivating amount of nativity scenes located well-preserved medieval buildings— complete with low doors and tiny windows—attest to the along nativity trail. inconveniences of life in the Middle Ages. Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking discovery Featured Excursions: Choice of Wertheim tour with Christmas Market. walking discovery tour with mulled wine and Your Call: If you have free time today, join us Christmas stollen demonstration or Michelstadt for a “Masterpiece Collection” Bamberg beer Christmas Market. experience, featuring Christmas-themed beers. DAY 7: FRANKFURT b BB L FD DAY 4: KITZINGEN (ROTHENBURG)  Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, WÜRZBURG b BB D a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers Rothenburg looks like something straight out as well as traditional Old Town architecture. of the pages of a storybook, with its medieval Experience both aspects of the city today, with walls, cobbled streets, Gothic churches and time to browse the local Christmas Market, one of Hansel-and-Gretel houses. Join a local expert for the best on the continent. Other options include an insightful walking discovery tour, and then a “Taste of Christmas” walking tour featuring all wander among the stalls at one of Germany’s sorts of sugary and savory treats or an evening oldest Christmas Markets. excursion to the Christmas Market in Wiesbaden.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Mainhattan panoramic with Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” Frankfurt walking tour and Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market. Onboard: Enjoy a spectacular lecture on “Christmas Traditions in Frankfurt” and Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market.

DAY 8: FRANKFURT (DISEMBARK)

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 10 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Nuremberg to Frankfurt River Queen

Frankfurt to Nuremberg River Queen

Dec 01, 15

Dec 08

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension 4-Day Prague Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES Nuremberg to Frankfurt River Queen

Dec 15

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S.S. MARIA THERESA

$3,199

From:

• Enjoy a Bavarian Christmas celebration and dinner in a quaint Passau barn. • Attend an exclusive Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum. per person

“The Christmas Markets were great! I’ve never seen anything like this before!” – Carolyn

• Shop at the Szentendre artists’ village. • Delight in an exclusive concert featuring the works of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese palace. • Experience a Masterpiece Collection Bavarian romantic winter walk. • Visit an Austrian cider farm and sample the quintessential holiday drink.

GERMANY

Passau LINZ

MUNICH

KREMS

Wachau Valley

Danube River MELK VIENNA

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AUSTRIA

SLOVAKIA BRATISLAVA

DAY 1: BUDAPEST (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

lengthy list of famous former residents, the refined city of Vienna is a cultural treasure trove. Experience the city with your choice of tours, as well as something extra special—VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art. Featured Excursions: Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum and choice of Vienna city tour with Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour.

DAY 2: BUDAPEST b BB L WD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and allure all its own. You’ll get a taste of this dynamic capital city with your choice of tours, and visit Your Call: Take your pick of a “Masterpiece Budapest’s celebrated Christmas Market—one Collection” visit to the dazzling Schönbrunn of the largest in Europe. Christmas has been Palace or an exclusive concert featuring the celebrated in Budapest for a thousand years, works of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese palace. since the time of St. Stephen, the king who * b BB L D founded the nation of Hungary and encouraged DAY 5: KREMS  MELK the spread of Christianity throughout his realm, One of the most beautiful abbeys in Austria is but the city began as a Roman encampment still an active Benedictine monastery, but a almost a millennium before that. Over the monastery the likes of which you’ve never seen— centuries it’s been controlled by Germans, Napoleon himself once laid his head here in the Austrians, Ottomans and Communists, all of lavish imperial quarters. With its 14th-century stained glass windows, the abbey’s jewel box of whom have left traces. a church is the perfect setting for a soul-stirring Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city concert of organ music. Both the millennium-old tour with Christmas Market or “Do as the Locals town and the valley itself have been designated Do” Budapest walking tour with Christmas UNESCO World Heritage sites. Market. Featured Excursions: Choice of Benedictine Back Onboard: Be treated to a Welcome Dinner. Monastery Göttweig with organ concert or Krems town visit. DAY 3: BRATISLAVA BB L D Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron DAY 6: LINZ (SALZBURG) b BB L D Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a and intrigue, and its small capital city has glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter an unexpectedly colorful history. You’ll learn wonderland this time of year. Fans of “The more about Bratislava’s past from a local Sound of Music” may recognize locations from expert and also visit the local Christmas the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town, Market—a relatively new (and thoroughly the site of a grand cathedral and an absolutely delightful) tradition for Slovakians. How do enchanting Christmas Market. Here you’ll find you say “Merry Christmas” in Slovakian? everything from Austrian lace to cinnamon“Veselé Vanoce!” The heart and soul of Slovakia, marbled cakes. Shop, nibble, browse and sing Bratislava is full of surprises. The city along with the carolers as you celebrate the straddles the mighty Danube and has played holidays in this magical part of the world. a leading role in the politics and culture of the region for many centuries. Unlike cities with Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg walking venerable Christmas Markets, Bratislava just discovery tour with Christmas Market. established its first holiday market in 1993. But the Slovakians have quickly embraced Back Onboard: Dance the night away to the seasonal traditions of their Austrian and Christmas swing music. Hungarian neighbors—and you’ll get to embrace them as well. DAY 7: PASSAU BB L FD Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one— Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking three rivers meet here and three nations nearly discovery tour with Christmas Market. do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town with a guided stroll, then visit Evening Entertainment: Enjoy folk musical the local Christmas Market on the square in stylings later this evening. front of the cathedral. You’ll find a lot to enjoy here—from miniature houses and blown-glass DAY 4: VIENNA ornaments to spun-sugar confections—in more b BB L D Renowned for its art and architecture, its than 70 stalls. Later, enjoy a traditional Bavarian classical music, its decadent pastries and its dinner served in a festively decorated barn.

Featured Excursions: Passau walking discovery tour with Christmas Market and Bavarian Christmas celebration and dinner in a country barn. Evening Entertainment: Join us for a night of singing along to Christmas carols.

DAY 8: PASSAU (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship in Passau. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Munich Airport for your flight home.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 13 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Budapest to Passau S.S. Maria Theresa

Passau to Budapest S.S. Maria Theresa

Dec 02, 16

Dec 09

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The organ concert may take place in a different location if the Göttweig Abbey visit falls on a Catholic holiday.

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8 Days

EUROPEAN HOLIDAY MARKETS

S.S. BEATRICE

From:

$2,999

• Unwind onboard Uniworld’s newest Super Ship, S.S. Beatrice. • Enjoy a Dürnstein village walk with an exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ concert.

per person

“We love Christmas and have taken the holiday market tours 3 times. Each time, we marvel at the variety of markets in the various countries. It is always a fun activity and a great way to spend the holidays. Uniworld never disappoints.” – Kathryn

• Embark on a Masterpiece Collection visit to the 1,441-room baroquestyle SchÖnbrunn Palace with a stop at a Christmas Market. • Marvel at the art of glassblowing as you trek through the beautiful Bavarian Forest to a Theresienthal glass factory. • Be treated to a Bavarian Christmas celebration and dinner in a charming country barn. • Explore the Christmas Market erected in the courtyard of the stunning castle of Thurn and Taxis.

Is that the sound of…jingle bells? Yes, indeed, but that’s not Santa’s sleigh you’re hearing, it’s a horse-drawn wagon whisking you through the densely wooded Bavarian Forest. This area is known for glassmaking, which you’ll observe close-up at a famous workshop.

DAY 7: VIENNA b BB L FD Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known works, including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” He found Vienna a very inspiring place, and so will you. You’ll have a full day to savor the Christmas spirit in Vienna with over 140 wooden stalls enticing you with every sort of delicacy. Be sure to try the rum balls and nutmeg-spiced macaroons, which are local favorites, and amble through the adjacent park to admire the elaborately decorated trees.

Featured Excursions: Exclusive Bavarian Forest village with Theresienthal glass factory visit or Passau walking discovery tour with Christmas

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour.

Featured Excursions: “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour with enchanting Christmas Market in the Thurn and Taxis castle.

EMBARK/DISEMBARK

Evening Entertainment: Enjoy a night of singing along to Christmas carols.

PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

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Market and Bavarian Christmas celebration DAY 1: NUREMBERG (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise with dinner in a country barn. package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, DAY 5: PASSAU  LINZ BB L D you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative There’s more to Linz than its famous Linzer torte, although that alone makes it well worth a visit. and transferred to the ship. The city has a thriving contemporary art scene, DAY 2: NUREMBERG  ROTH b BB L WD and its two Christmas Markets are over-theFor a truly over-the-top holiday extravaganza, top enchanting. In keeping with the Austrian look no further than Nuremberg, which traditions of good food and good music, Linz boasts the largest and grandest Christmas gave rise to both the Linzer torte and the “Linz Market in all of Germany—and that’s really Symphony.” The symphony is one of Mozart’s saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital most celebrated works. The story goes that the of the World” pulls out all the stops during composer was so inspired by the beauty of the the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a city that he finished his Symphony No. 36 in less panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a than a week here in 1783. festive mood. Two hundred stalls filled with holiday wares—ornaments, nutcrackers, Featured Excursions: Choice of Linz walking seasonal treats and hand-carved toys—await discovery tour with Christmas Market or Linz you, and the irresistible aromas of roasting town and cider farm visit with Christmas nuts, cinnamon and grilled sausages waft Market. through the air. Onboard: This morning, you’ll cruise along an Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with especially scenic stretch of the Danube called the Schlögener Schlinge, a great loop where Christmas Market. the river almost doubles back on itself. Your Call: An overnight in Nuremberg means plenty of leisure time to explore on your own. DAY 6: DÜRNSTEIN  VIENNA b BB L D If you’d like, take a “Masterpiece Collection” After a scenic cruise through the beautiful Nuremberg WWII historical tour. Wachau Valley, we’ll reach the tiny village of Dürnstein. Walk along its cobbled streets, DAY 3: REGENSBURG BB L D The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with browse the shops selling apricot schnapps, and holiday lights and decorations this time perhaps take a quick jaunt up to the ruins of a of year, adding to its already considerable castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). Later, charms. Check out the brightest cultural sights, you can taste mulled wine and attend an organ then head to what may very well be the most concert at an Augustine church. romantic Christmas Market in all of Germany, nestled within the courtyard of a beautiful Featured Excursion: Dürnstein village stroll with baroque castle—as you take in the delights of exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery church. the markets.

PASSAU

Danube River LINZ

Wachau Valley

DÜRNSTEIN

SLOVAKIA

Your Call: With ample time today in Vienna, you can choose to make the “Masterpiece Collection” trip to Schönbrunn Palace, followed by a Christmas Market visit.

DAY 8: VIENNA (DISEMBARK)

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 10 Included Excursions

2 Exclusive Experiences

3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Nuremberg to Vienna S.S. Beatrice

Vienna to Nuremberg S.S. Beatrice

Dec 08

Dec 01, 15

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension 4-Day Prague Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

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Holiday Season

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

8 Days

RHINE HOLIDAY MARKETS

S.S. ANTOINETTE

From:

$2,999

• Enjoy an exclusive vinegar tasting at the Doktorenhof Vinegar Farm. • Embark on a Distinctly Different art tour of Mainz. per person

“Loads of Christmas cloths and ornaments. Plus of course Glüwhein and mugs!” – Sandra

• Grab a cocktail from the S.S. Antoinette’s stylish Bar du Leopard. • Follow a local host around breathtaking Lucerne, Switzerland, on a Masterpiece Collection tour. • Set out on a treasure hunt in romantic and spirited Heidelberg. • Marvel at the 10-foot dazzling blue Strauss Baccarat chandelier that hangs in the ship’s foyer.

DAY 1: BASEL (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2: BASEL

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Heidelberg tour with Christmas Market and treasure hunt or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting.

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Mainz’s Old Town brims with specialty shops tucked into lovingly restored buildings. You’ll find jewelry, leather goods, books, toys— something special for every special person on your list. Or opt to explore neighboring Wiesbaden’s Christmas Market. However you choose to spend your time in Mainz, you’ll head back to the ship for a short cruise to Rüdesheim, which, like many cities along the Rhine, dates back to Roman times, when the Rhine was the northern border of the empire. Today, Rüdesheim is famous for its beauty and its entertaining alley of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse.

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral visit and Christmas Markets. Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 8: COLOGNE (DISEMBARK)

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT

Featured Excursion: Basel walking discovery tour with Christmas Market.

Featured Excursions: Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market and Siegfried’s Mechanical Onboard: A special Captain’s welcome reception Musical Instrument Museum with Christmas and dinner will be prepared for you this evening. Market.

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

Cologne

Rhine River KOBLENZ RÜDESHEIM

MAINZ

MANNHEIM

FRANCE

HEIDELBERG

STRASBOURG

KEHL

Basel

SWITZERLAND

GERMANY

DAY 3: KEHL (STRASBOURG) b BB L D Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. It’s also been known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. With a friendly local expert, see this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-toresist pastry shops that will win your heart. You won’t want to miss the holiday treats like bûche de Noël, the delicious Christmas cake made to look like a yule log.

Evening Entertainment: This evening, enjoy an appropriately titled lecture, “European Christmas Traditions.”

DAY 6: RÜDESHEIM

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KOBLENZ

BB L D Spend a spectacular morning onboard your luxurious boutique ship as you sail the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this stretch of the Rhine is extraordinarily picturesque: Castles perch atop steep cliffs above the water and each quaint village is marked by the spire of its historic church. After sailing past 40 miles (65 Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg with kilometers) of gorgeous scenery, you’ll reach Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” the famous intersection of the Rhine and the Moselle. Here, where the two rivers meet, Strasbourg walking tour. you’ll find the enchanting town of Koblenz. Your Call: Your afternoon is all up to you! Watch the waters of the Moselle gush into the Perhaps take a shuttle to explore even more Rhine as you stand on the spit of land called Christmas Markets or make your way along German Corner before embarking on a walking the Alsatian Wine Route, sampling as you go, tour of Koblenz’s historical treasures. of course. Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking discovery tour with Christmas Market. DAY 4: MANNHEIM (HEIDELBERG)  MAINZ BB L D Your ship left France behind and sailed into Back Onboard: Enjoy traditional music from Germany during the wee hours of the morning. If the Rhine Valley. you speak no German, here’s one phrase you might want to learn now: “Fröhliche Weihnachten,” or DAY 7: COLOGNE b BB L D “Merry Christmas!” Today you’ll have two choices: You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying Venture into the storied city of Heidelberg, home homage to its most notorious site, the Gothic to the oldest university in the country, or visit the masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. Doktorenhof vinegar estate for a special vinegar Your local expert will show you favorite haunts tasting. The atmospheric cellar is like no other around the Old Town and share some of the you’ll ever experience, and the candlelit tasting cathedral’s most intriguing and magical secrets room is decked for the holidays. with you.

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3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Basel to Cologne S.S. Antoinette

Cologne to Basel S.S. Antoinette

Dec 05, 19

Nov 28 Dec 12

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension 3-Day Basel and Lake Lucerne Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

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PARISIAN ROYAL HOLIDAY

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

From:

Generations Program • Create memories with an itinerary ideally suited for members of multiple generations to experience together.

$2,999

per person

“Absolutely fabulous. Everything was perfect. Can’t wait to do another cruise!” – Patricia

• Stroll through the decorated halls at Vaux le Vicomte and toast Champagne with the château owner. • Attend a Masterpiece Collection painting class at Monet’s studio. • Bike along the wondrous Seine’s Left Bank. • Get a whole new perspective of “The City of Light” from Paris’ rooftops. • Climb the 279 steps of the Cháteau de La Roche-Guyon fortress tower for views of the Seine River below. • Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection evening at Moulin Rouge.

DAY 1: PARIS (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2: LA ROCHE-GUYON ROUEN BB L WD

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Today the Seine and your luxurious ship carry you to châteaux with close links to the history of French royalty, in a region that was once the borderland between French and English royal power. Your journey begins in regal fashion today with visits to two châteaux. At Château de La Roche-Guyon, you may venture inside for a peek at the sumptuous rooms where French kings were once entertained (and royal hijinks no doubt ensued). Or climb to the top of the fortress tower for marvelous views of the gardens, village and valley below. Featured Excursions: Château de Bizy concert and Château de La Roche-Guyon and choice of exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Château de La Roche-Guyon fortress tower climb.

Featured Excursion: Exclusive “Secret Versailles” Back Onboard: This evening, a special Captain’s palace tour. Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner will be prepared for you. Back Onboard: Be treated to a Holiday Gala Dinner with live entertainment this evening. DAY 8: PARIS (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package DAY 5: PARIS b BB L D includes a group departure transfer or if you The cultural, political, artistic and financial have purchased a private departure transfer, heart of France, Paris is entrancing, magical you will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle and exhilarating. Every view is postcard worthy, Airport for your flight home. and for the next few days it is yours to enjoy. Today’s “Generations Program” excursion is a real treat—a ride on the great Ferris wheel. The Grande Roue—the great wheel—is only erected at Christmastime in Paris. It stands on the Champs-Elysées, a huge circular punctuation mark for the Christmas Market there, and it offers fantastic views of the city’s landmarks. 7 Nights Cruising Featured Excursions: Taste of Christmas walking tour to Paris Left Bank or choice of exclusive 20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner, guided “Let’s Go” bike ride along the Left Bank. 1 Farewell Dinner and 1 Celebration Dinner Generations Highlight: “Generations Program” cruisers will enjoy a “Taste of Christmas” 12 Included Excursions complete with a Ferris wheel ride.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT

DAY 6: PARIS b BB L D After visiting Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV was so green with envy that he gave his modest hunting lodge a total makeover. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte has been DAY 3: ROUEN BB L D exquisitely restored, and, at this time of year, Normandy’s medieval capital has a historic it is transformed into a fairyland: Roaring fires quarter that remains amazingly intact. See blaze in marble fireplaces; lavishly decorated Rouen’s top sights as well as its splendid Christmas trees add festive color to the stately Christmas Market, held on the square in front rooms—every salon looks fit to receive the Sun of the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times. King once again. See the inspiration for Versailles Another treat awaits at La Couronne—tea and on an excursion to this elaborately decorated cake at the restaurant where Julia Child had a winter wonderland, where the owner will host life-changing first meal in France. For those an exclusive reception for Uniworld guests. participating in the “Generations Program,” Tonight, we’ll treat you to a Paris “Illuminations” your family has the opportunity to tour Rouen’s tour. “Generations Program” guests will be able magnificent Le Gros Horloge clock tower or to participate in a splendid scavenger hunt at attend a painting class at Monet’s studio. the Louvre. Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Featured Excursion: Rouen walking discovery tour with Christmas Market, cathedral choir recital and teatime at La Couronne.

After Hours: Later this evening, join us for a Your Call: In your free time, you can pick from “Masterpiece Collection” Evening at Moulin Rouge. two “Masterpiece Collection” experiences—a visit to Château de Champs de Bataille or a DAY 7: PARIS b BB L FD painting class at Monet’s studio. The shop windows of Paris are truly an art form, particularly during the holidays when DAY 4: MANTES-LA-JOLIE  PARIS they attract throngs of delighted onlookers. See b BB D these enchanting displays for yourself today on The magnificently flamboyant Palace of one of the city’s chicest streets. We’ll also take Versailles was built during a time of absolute you inside the Paris Opera, described by its power, setting new standards for over-the-top architect as a “Versailles for everyone.” excess with its elaborate gardens, grand state apartments and glittering Hall of Mirrors. All Featured Excursions: Walking discovery tour to this plus an exclusive “secret” tour that takes the Paris Opera and Boulevard Haussmann or you where others cannot go? Priceless. choice of Paris city roofs.

FRANCE

Rouen

Seine River LA ROCHE GUYON VERNON

MANTES-LA-JOLIE

Featured Excursion: Exclusive reception at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Paris “Illuminations” tour.

2 Exclusive Experiences

2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Paris to Paris S.S. Joie de Vivre

Dec 06, 13, 20, 27

GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES Paris to Paris S.S. Joie de Vivre

Dec 20, 27

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11 Days

ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S

S.S. MARIA THERESA “It was magical.” –

From:

$5,199

• Exclusive Experience sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family. • Sip Champagne in Budapest’s countryside on a Masterpiece Collection excursion. • Attend Christmas Eve Mass at Passau Cathedral.

per person

• Wander around the famous Melk Abbey and its medieval library.

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• Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection Puppet Theater performance at Schönbrunn Palace. • Attend an exclusive Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum.

DAY 1: PASSAU (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Munich Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship docked in Passau. DAY 2: PASSAU b BB L WD Old-town Passau is built on a spit of land that looks almost like a ship with its narrow prow jutting into the water, a fitting shape for a city that has been an important center of river trade since it was founded by the ancient Romans. Today a local expert shows you the highlights of this delightful and accessible town located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn and Ilz. Featured Excursion: Passau walking discovery tour with Christmas Market.

your visit, cruise the Wachau Valley to the tiny village of Dürnstein, where you can browse the shops selling apricot schnapps, hike up to the ruins of a castle, taste mulled wine and attend an organ concert at a local church. Your river adventure today takes you through one of the most beautiful regions in Austria, bookended by two picturesque and historic towns, Melk and Dürnstein. Featured Excursions: Choice of Melk Abbey with library visit or Dürnstein village stroll with exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery church. Back Onboard: Later today, you’ll cruise the gorgeous Wachau Valley to the tiny village of Dürnstein.

DAY 9: BUDAPEST b BB L GD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and allure all its own. Get a taste of this dynamic capital city with your choice of tours. The highlight of the day comes after darkness falls, with a glorious exclusive New Year’s Eve gala dinner and dancing at a historic ballroom. Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— panoramic highlights, Opera and Highstreet shopping or Budapest Opera House tour and exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance.

DAY 10: BUDAPEST b BB L FD Start off the New Year on a high note with an excursion to a village of talented artisans and craftspeople who live and create beautiful things together. The village is also home to two museums you’re welcome to visit—one devoted to lovely ceramics and the other to the art of marzipan.

DAY 6: DÜRNSTEIN  VIENNA b BB L D Renowned for its art and architecture, its classical music, its decadent pastries and its lengthy list of famous former residents, the refined city of Vienna is a cultural treasure Featured Excursion: Szentendre Artists’ village. trove. Experience the city with your choice DAY 3: LINZ (SALZBURG AND of tours, followed by an evening concert of DAY 11: BUDAPEST (DISEMBARK) OBERNDORF) b BB L D Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg, is nestled in Mozart and Strauss, performed at a 12th- e b CB/BB a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like century monastery. Disembark the ship. If your cruise package a winter wonderland. Fans of “The Sound includes a group departure transfer, or if you of Music” may recognize locations from the Featured Excursions: Vienna—Imperial City have purchased a private departure transfer, Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town, highlights or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna you will be transferred to the Budapest the site of a grand cathedral and a wonderful walking tour and exclusive Mozart and Strauss Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your Christmas Market. You’ll also visit the nearby concert at Klosterneuburg. flight home. town of Oberndorf, where the world’s most beloved Christmas carol was composed and DAY 7: VIENNA b BB L D performed for the first time. Your ship docks An extremely rare treat awaits you today— in Linz today. From there, you’ll travel to the early-morning VIP access to an extraordinary alpine cities of Salzburg and Oberndorf for a collection of artwork at one of the top fine arts museums on the planet. These remarkable delightful full-day excursion. artistic treasures were collected by generations Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg and of the Habsburg family over many centuries, and to see them in complete privacy is a perk Oberndorf. 10 Nights Cruising reserved solely for Uniworld guests. DAY 4: LINZ  GREIN b BB L D 29 Meals Your diary entry for today will say “Cocktails Featured Excursion: Exclusive “Morning with the Including 1 Welcome Dinner with the princess at the castle.” Raise a glass Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum. and 1 Farewell Dinner with a bona fide member of Austrian royalty at her 13th-century home, Artstetten Castle, and Your Call: With your afternoon of leisure in Vienna, hear some intriguing tales about her Habsburg we recommend attending a “Masterpiece Collection” 16 Included Excursions ancestors. Also on the agenda—a walk through Puppet Theater performance at Schönbrunn Palace. charming Grein and a peek inside Austria’s DAY 8: VIENNA  BRATISLAVA BB L D oldest theater. Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron 4 Exclusive Experiences Featured Excursions: Choice of Grein walking Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery tour and oldest Austrian theater or exclusive and intrigue, and its small capital city has an sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle unexpectedly colorful history. You’ll learn more 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites about Bratislava’s past from a local expert, with a member of the Habsburg royal family. then have free time to check out the whimsical Evening Entertainment: Get ready for a night of street art and sample delicious delicacies found only in Slovakia. dancing with an onboard danceband. After Hours: This evening, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a Christmas Eve Mass and organ concert at Passau Cathedral.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT

GERMANY

CRUISE START DATES

Passau LINZ

MUNICH OBERNDORF SALZBURG

Wachau Valley

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b BB L D Melk Abbey has an unexpectedly opulent library filled not only with rare and precious books but also secret doors and optical illusions. After

BRATISLAVA

Featured Excursion: precious walking tour.

Bratislava—small

but

Back Onboard: This evening, join us for a cocktail hour, featuring folk musical stylings.

Passau to Budapest S.S. Maria Theresa

Dec 23

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Holiday Season

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

13 Days

GRAND CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S

S.S. BEATRICE

From:

• Enjoy an exclusive Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum. • Be treated to a delightful waltz lesson onboard.

$5,999

• Savor a New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace. per person

• Attend Christmas Mass at a Regensburg cathedral. • Delight in a “Taste of Christmas” walking tour of Vienna.

“Wonderful time to visit Europe! Not as crowded and every city was decorated and festive.” –

Jane

• Participate in a Bavarian Christmas celebration and dinner in a charming country barn.

Nuremberg

Main-Danube Canal REGENSBURG DEGGENDORF THERESIENTHAL

GERMANY

PASSAU

Wachau Valley

DÜRNSTEIN

LINZ SALZBURG

Danube River

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA

AUSTRIA

Budapest

HUNGARY

DAY 6: DEGGENDORF  PASSAU BB L D DAY 1: NUREMBERG (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise Located at the confluence of three rivers, Passau package includes a group arrival transfer, or if is a lovely place to take a stroll with a local expert you have purchased a private arrival transfer, who will regale you with stories about the town’s you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative colorful (and ancient) past. and transferred to the ship. Featured Excursions: Passau walking discovery tour and Bavarian Christmas celebration with DAY 2: NUREMBERG b BB L WD You could not ask for a more perfect place dinner in a country barn. to begin a celebration of the holiday season than Nuremberg. The historic Old Town is DAY 7: LINZ b BB D an archetypal German medieval city and Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in is home to a world-renowned gingerbread a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. You definitely chose the called lebkuchen. perfect time of year to explore this refined and Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with much-loved city. If you’re a fan of “The Sound of Music,” all the better—you will recognize Christmas Market. locations from the Oscar-winning film in the Back Onboard: This evening, be treated to a city’s Old Town. delightful Welcome Dinner. Featured Excursions: Full-day Salzburg or choice of Linz town and country cider farm DAY 3: NUREMBERG  REGENSBURG visit with Christmas Market. BB L D Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise along a marvel of modern engineering, the DAY 8: LINZ  DÜRNSTEIN b BB L D 106-mile-long Main-Danube Canal. Tonight, After a scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley, celebrate Christmas Eve in the enchanting we’ll reach the village of Dürnstein. Walk along town of Regensburg. You’ll arrive in Regensburg the cobbled streets, browse the shops selling this evening, with the town celebrating apricot schnapps and maybe take a quick jaunt up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all Christmas Eve. its own). After Hours: Tonight, you’ll be free to explore the UNESCO-designated medieval city on your Featured Excursions: Dürnstein village stroll own, and if you like, you may attend midnight with exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ Mass in one of Regensburg’s historic churches. concert in a monastery church and exclusive sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family. DAY 4: REGENSBURG BB L D The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations this time of Back Onboard: Delight in an evening of dancing, year, adding to its already considerable charms. complete with a waltz lesson. Check out the best and brightest cultural sights with a choice of tours—you can either DAY 9: VIENNA b BB L D plunge into the town’s ancient past or explore Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most its fascinating Jewish history. famous citizen, was at the height of his creative Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour best-known works, including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Eine Kleine or Jewish Regensburg & Schindler’s List. Nachtmusik.” Evening Entertainment: Enjoy traditional Bavarian oompah stylings. Featured Excursions: Choice of Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at Vienna Art DAY 5: REGENSBURG  DEGGENDORF History Museum with city tour and Christmas BB L D Market or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna Is that the sound of…jingle bells? Yes, indeed, walking tour. but that’s not Santa’s sleigh you’re hearing, it’s a horse-drawn wagon whisking you through the DAY 10: VIENNA b BB L GD densely wooded Bavarian Forest. Begin the day with a visit to a palace that pays tribute to the taste and wealth of the Habsburg Featured Excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest emperors, spend some time exploring Vienna on village and Theresienthal glass factory visit. your own and then ring in the New Year in style. Back Onboard: Get into the holiday spirit with a festive evening of caroling.

Featured Excursion: Schönbrunn Palace with puppet theatre and exclusive New Year’s Eve

gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace.

DAY 11: VIENNA BB L FD After enjoying some extra free time to explore Vienna on your own, relax onboard as the ship cruises to Budapest. You have the morning at leisure. You could relax onboard or ramble through glorious Vienna. Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 12: BUDAPEST b BB L D Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and allure all its own. You’ll get a taste of this dynamic capital with a city tour that will show you all the highlights. Featured Excursion: Budapest—panoramic highlights & Opera or Highstreet shopping. Evening Entertainment: Tonight, delight in a reading of traditional Hungarian folklore.

DAY 13: BUDAPEST (DISEMBARK)

eb

CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 12 Nights Cruising 37 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 18 Included Excursions

6 Exclusive Experiences

6 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Nuremberg to Budapest S.S. Beatrice

Dec 22

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Pre- and Post-Extensions

go ahead and stay a while. there’s much more to explore.

Our carefully curated pre- and post-cruise/tour extensions make it easy to add a few days to the beginning or end of your trip, while leaving the planning to us. Packages include a variety of hotel options, transfers and a dedicated destination expert to escort you along the way. We’ve designed each extension to offer a high level of luxury and service, taking the Uniworld experience from ship to shore.

3-DAY PARIS Paris & Normandy..............................................p. 112 Burgundy & Provence.........................................p. 114 Grand France (Paris to Avignon direction only)..........p. 116 Brilliant Bordeaux...............................................p. 120 A Portrait of Majestic France.............................p. 122 Ultimate France..................................................p. 126 4-DAY PRAGUE

The only thing better than taking a Uniworld Classic Christmas Markets..................................p. 92 journey? Taking a longer one. 6-DAY SAPA Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the 5-DAY AMMAN & PETRA Splendors of Egypt & the Nile...........................p. 168

Mekong...............................................................p. 154 7-DAY ULAANBAATAR AND GOBI DESERT

China, Tibet & The Yangtze...............................p. 146 3-DAY AMSTERDAM Castles along the Rhine......................................p. 58 3-DAY VARANASI 4-DAY BANGKOK India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges........p. 160 Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the ME to WE & the Sacred Ganges.........................p. 162 Mekong...............................................................p. 154

PAGE NUMBERS FPO 3-DAY BASEL & LAKE LUCERNE WILL ADJUST WIHT FINAL PAGIANTION Castles along the Rhine......................................p. 58

3-DAY BUDAPEST Delightful Danube & Prague................................p. 60 Enchanting Danube.............................................p. 62 European Jewels...................................................p. 64 Highlights of Eastern Europe..............................p. 68

3-DAY VIENNA Alluring Amsterdam & Vienna............................p. 78 Authentic Danube & Prague...............................p. 86

Note: Your extension may fall pre- or post-voyage, depending on embarkation city.

5-DAY CHANDIGARH WELLNESS RETREAT India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges........p. 160

“Our extension trips were outstanding. No doubt we will be cruising with you again.”

– ROBERT

5-DAY HANOI & HA LONG BAY Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong...............................................................p. 154 4-DAY HONG KONG Highlights of China & the Yangtze.....................p. 144 China, Tibet & the Yangtze................................p. 146

Castles along the Rhine 5-DAY JERUSALEM Splendors of Egypt & the Nile............................p. 168 3-DAY MUNICH Enchanting Danube.............................................p. 62

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Club L’Esprit, S.S. Joie de Vivre

ONE OF A KIND from stem to stern.

OUR FLEET OF FLOATING BOUTIQUE HOTELS S.S. BEATRICE • S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE • S.S. MARIA THERESA • S.S. CATHERINE • S.S. ANTOINETTE RIVER COUNTESS • RIVER DUCHESS • RIVER EMPRESS • RIVER PRINCESS RIVER QUEEN • RIVER ROYALE • QUEEN ISABEL • RIVER VICTORIA • MEKONG NAVIGATOR SANCTUARY YANGZI EXPLORER • GANGES VOYAGER II • RIVER TOSCA

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S.S. Beatrice

from ship to Super Ship.

the beautiful S.S. Beatrice reemerges in Spring 2018.

DELIGHTFULLY DIVINE.

Beatrice is a beauty.

In spring 2018, River Beatrice will reemerge as S.S. Beatrice, after undergoing an extensive bow-to-stern renovation. This jewel of a ship will make her debut bearing an inspired, sleek look, graceful redesigned bow, updated lounge and the most elegant grand staircase. Be one of the first to cruise on the lavishly refined S.S. Beatrice.

STUNNING NEW FEATURES: ADDITIONAL FIVE-STAR DINING VENUES WITH A PRIVATE SPACE FOR GROUP DINING A NEW GRAND SUITE TWO NEW ROYAL SUITES MEASURING 390 SQUARE FEET SEVERAL ADJOINING ROOMS, PERFECT FOR FAMILIES TRAVELING TOGETHER

INAUGURATED 2009 RENOVATED 2018 GUESTS 152 STAFF 55

ROYAL SUITES: 2 (390 ft2)

LENGTH: 430 ft

GRAND SUITES: 2 (310 ft2)

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

SUITES: 12 (225 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

DELUXE FRENCH BALCONY: 13 (150 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 37 (150 ft2) CLASSIC: 10 (150 ft2) Bridge Sun Deck

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S.S. Joie de Vivre S.S. Joie de Vivre Godmother, Dame Joan Collins

LIVE JOYFULLY.

Travel elegantly.

The S.S. Joie de Vivre brings the joy of living to northern France with a design reflecting 20th-century Paris. The ship’s innovative Club L’Esprit transforms from pool area to cinema to dining venue before your eyes.

INAUGURATED 2017 TRAVELS ON SEINE RIVER GUESTS 128 STAFF 54

GRAND SUITES: 2 (410 ft2)

LENGTH: 410 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft

SUITES: 8 (260 ft ) 2

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

DELUXE FRENCH BALCONY: 16 (194 ft ) 2

FRENCH BALCONY: 29 (194 ft2) CLASSIC: 9 (180–162 ft2)

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Deck de Montmartre

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S.S. Maria Theresa Corridor, Hofburg Deck

AN EXQUISITE CASTLE

on water.

A ship fit for Empress Maria Theresa herself, this floating boutique hotel features 18thcentury décor and an elegant atmosphere throughout. Original art includes works by Frederik Bloemaert.

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GRAND SUITE: 1 (410 ft2)

LENGTH: 443 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft

SUITES: 10 (305 ft ) 2

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

DELUXE BALCONY: 18 (194 ft ) 2

FRENCH BALCONY: 36 (194 ft2) CLASSIC: 10 (162 ft2)

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NOTE: Suites on the Hofburg Deck have open-air balconies that, with a touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Suite 401 has a French balcony. Designated adjoining staterooms are available. Designated suites provide triple-accommodation options.

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S.S. Catherine

CUSTOM CRAFTED CREATIONS in every room. No luxury floating boutique hotel would be complete without a horse of its own. No, not a live horse, but an exquisitely assembled Murano glass horse, handcrafted by the world-renown Pino Signoretto. Born in Venice, Italy, Pino is recognized as the most prominent glass artist in the world, having honed his glassblowing technique since the age of 9. Pino’s specialty, his Murano glass horses, are on display all over the world, including onboard our S.S. Beatrice, S.S. Catherine and S.S. Joie de Vivre. Each is a sight to behold.


S.S. Catherine Cézanne Restaurant, Avignon Deck

ELEGANCE

is bliss.

The two-story lobby onboard, featuring a life-sized Murano glass horse, is just one of the many astounding design elements that will make you say “oh, wow,” “oh, my” or some combination thereof. Original art includes works by Georges Goursat, Wassily Kandinsky and Pablo Picasso.

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GRAND SUITE: 1 (410 ft2)

LENGTH: 443 ft

SUITES: 5 (305 ft2)

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

DELUXE BALCONY: 23 (194 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 38 (194 ft2)

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NOTE: Deluxe balcony staterooms and suites on the Camarague Deck have open-air balconies that, with a touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Designated adjoining staterooms are available. Designated suites provide triple-accommodation options.

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S.S. Antoinette Salon du Grand Trianon, La Princesse Deck

A GORGEOUS STATEMENT

of originality.

Her luxurious features begin in the lobby, with a 10-foot Strauss Baccarat chandelier that once hung in Central Park’s Tavern on the Green. The extravagance theme continues throughout with stunning marble, Venetian glass mirrors, and several river cruising rarities—the Bar du Leopard, onboard cinema with seating for 22 guests and glass-enclosed mosaic-tiled pool.

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GRAND SUITE: 1 (391 ft2)

LENGTH: 443 ft

SUITES: 8 (294 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

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VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

FRENCH BALCONY: 33 (196 ft ) 2

CLASSIC: 14 (163 ft2)

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S.S. Antoinette

YOUR FAVORITE MUSEUM OF THE DAY may be the one right onboard.

Artist Jane du Rand’s ceramic murals adorn the walls of hotels, spas, public spaces and homes throughout the world. Jane’s bright and bubbly style is one of a kind—a trait we’re particularly fond of. You can spot Jane’s work on many of our ships, including the S.S. Antoinette, where her mural in the dining room takes us back to a French château in the opulent 1700s. Jane lives by the motto that everything worth doing is worth doing well. Come see.

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Restaurant de Versailles, S.S. Antoinette

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River Countess

VENICE’S SIGNATURE STYLE

shines through in every room. Muted shades of turquoise, complemented by soothing cream, taupe and white accents, create a luxurious yet relaxed environment for your time spent traveling through Italy. Original art includes works by Max Beerbohm, Gustav Klimt and David Hockney.

INAUGURATED 2003 RENOVATED 2012 TRAVELS ON VENICE LAGOON GUESTS 130 STAFF 42

SUITES: 4 (214 ft2)

LENGTH: 361 ft

FRENCH BALCONY: 18 (151 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

DELUXE: 34 (151 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

2

CLASSIC: 9 (151 ft ) 2

Osteria Siena Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Bridge

401

403

407

405

409

411

417

415

421

419

423

Marco Polo Deck

Bar

Reception

402

404

406

410

408

412

418

416

420

422

424

Savoy Restaurant

Il Castillo Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Staterooms 410/408 available as connecting staterooms

Casanova Deck

201

203 204

Serenity River Spa

202

207

205

208

206

211

301 302

209

303 304

Fitness Center

212

305 306

24-Hour Coffee Internet and Tea Station Patio Lounge

210

307

311 312

309

315 314

310

317

308

319 318

321 320

316

323 322

Bellini Deck

Staterooms 321/323 and 204/206 available as connecting staterooms

Suite

French Balcony

107

105

103

106

104

Deluxe

102

109 110

108

Tintoretto Deck

Guest Laundry

Classic

Elevator

NOTE: Suites on the Marco Polo deck have French balconies. Designated adjoining staterooms are available.

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River Duchess Suite 409, Rhine Deck

FASHION IS FLEETING

but style is forever.

Her remodel brought with it soft hues of blue, green and other earth tones you’ll see throughout your European journey. Don’t go home without spending time in the Blue Danube Lounge (a guest-favorite spot onboard). Original art includes works by Picasso and Jane Wells Loudon.

INAUGURATED 2003 RENOVATED 2012 GUESTS 130 STAFF 42

TRAVELS ON MAIN RIVER, MAIN-DANUBE CANAL, RHINE RIVER SUITES: 4 (214 ft2)

LENGTH: 361 ft

FRENCH BALCONY: 18 (151 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

DELUXE: 34 (151 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

2

CLASSIC: 9 (151 ft ) 2

Bridge

La Motte Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

401

403

407

405

409

411

417

415

421

419

423

Rhine Deck Bar

402

404

408

406

410

412

418

416

420

422

424

Palace Restaurant Reception

Blue Danube Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Staterooms 408/410 and 421/423 available as connecting staterooms

Danube Deck

207

205

203

201

208

206

204

202

211

209

301 302

Fitness Center

212

303 304

24-Hour Coffee Internet and Tea Station Patio Lounge

210

307

305

308

306

309

311 312

310

315 314

319 318

317

321 320

316

323 322

Main Deck Serenity River Spa

Staterooms 321/323 and 204/206 available as connecting staterooms

Suite

French Balcony

103 104

Deluxe

102

107

105

108

106

110

109

Moselle Deck

Guest Laundry

Classic

Elevator

NOTE: Suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Designated adjoining staterooms are available.

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River Empress Captain’s Lounge and Library, Rhine Deck

SOVEREIGN SOPHISTICATION

meets cosmopolitan charm. Refined excellence—that about sums up the striking design and décor onboard. Enjoy your favorite beverage on the Sun Deck, offering a 360-degree view that may just be the best on the river. Original art includes works by Julian Opie, Raoul Dufy and Pablo Picasso.

INAUGURATED 2001 RENOVATED 2014 GUESTS 130 STAFF 42

TRAVELS ON RHINE RIVER SUITES: 4 (214 ft2)

LENGTH: 361 ft

FRENCH BALCONY: 18 (151 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

DELUXE: 34 (151 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

2

CLASSIC: 9 (151 ft ) 2

Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Bridge

401

403

407

405

409

411

417

415

421

419

423

Rhine Deck Main Lounge

Bar

402

404

406

410

408

412

418

416

420

422

424

Restaurant Reception

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Staterooms 407/409, 408/410, 415/417 and 416/418 available as connecting staterooms

Danube Deck

Staterooms 311/315 and 312/314 available as connecting staterooms

207

205

203

201

204

202

Fitness Center

208

302

304

306

310

308

312

314

318

316

320

322

Patio Lounge

206

211

209

212

210

301

303

305

307

309

311

315

317

319

321

323

Main Deck Serenity River Spa

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Suite

French Balcony

107

105

103

106

104

Deluxe

102

109 110

108

Moselle Deck

Classic

Guest Laundry

Elevator

NOTE: Suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Suite 401 has a fixed four-poster bed that cannot be separated. Designated adjoining staterooms are available.

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River Princess

COLORFUL CONTRASTS

emphasize her dashing diversity.

Bright green in one room, yellow in the next, and black and white in the room after that. The stylish contrasts all live together in harmony on this jewel of a vessel. Original art includes works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Marc Chagall.

INAUGURATED 2001 RENOVATED 2011 GUESTS 128 STAFF 42

TRAVELS ON DANUBE RIVER, MAIN RIVER, RHINE RIVER SUITES: 4 (214 ft2)

LENGTH: 361 ft

FRENCH BALCONY: 18 (151 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

DELUXE: 34 (151 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

2

CLASSIC: 8 (151 ft ) 2

Bridge

Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

401

403

407

405

409

411

417

415

421

419

423

Rhine Deck Bar Reception

402

404

406

410

408

412

418

416

420

422

424

Restaurant

Main Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Staterooms 408/410 available as connecting staterooms

Danube Deck

203

201

204

202

207

205

208

206

211

301 302

Internet

209

303 304

Fitness Center

212

305 306

Patio Lounge 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

210

307

311 312

309

315 314

310

317

308

319 318

321 320

316

323 322

Main Deck Serenity River Spa

Staterooms 204/206 and 321/323 available as connecting staterooms

Suite

French Balcony

107

105

103

108

106

104

110

109

Moselle Deck

Deluxe

Guest Laundry

Classic

Elevator

NOTE: Suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Suite 410 has a fixed four-poster bed that cannot be separated. Designated adjoining staterooms are available.

Uniworld.com/RiverPrincess

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River Queen

EVERY SHIP IS an authentic original. “Luxury must be comfortable,” as Coco Chanel once said, and one of our greatest river cruising pleasures is enjoying an espresso while lounging next to a real working fireplace onboard the River Queen. It’s one of the best-kept secrets on the rivers (and one of the only fireplaces you’ll find), and offers a cozy encore to an enchanting day in Europe.


River Queen Restaurant, Rhine Deck

HER MAJESTY

looks brilliant in blue.

This ship is fit for a queen, with her charming artwork, white and blue color scheme and functioning fireplace. The readers got it right when naming the River Queen the #1 ship in the entire industry in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler poll. Original art includes works by Georges Goursat and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

INAUGURATED 1999 RENOVATED 2010 GUESTS 128 STAFF 42

TRAVELS ON MAIN RIVER, MOSELLE RIVER, RHINE RIVER SUITES: 4 (215 ft2)

LENGTH: 361 ft

FRENCH BALCONY: 16 (151 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

DELUXE: 37 (151 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

2

CLASSIC: 7 (151 ft ) 2

Bridge Sun Deck

411

409

407

403

401

412

410

408

404

402

417

415

421

419

423 422

420

Rhine Deck Internet Reception

Shop

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

416

414

Bar

418

Restaurant

Main Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Staterooms 401/403, 402/404, 414/416 and 415/417 available as connecting staterooms

Danube Deck

203 204

Fitness Center

202

207

205

208

206

211

209

212

217

215 214

210

219

301 302

218

303 304

216

307

305

308

306

311

309

317

315

316

314

312

319 318

310

321 320

Main Deck

Serenity River Spa

Staterooms 314/316 and 315/317 available as connecting staterooms

Suite

French Balcony

103 104

Deluxe

102

107

105

108

106

Moselle Deck

Guest Laundry

Classic

Elevator

NOTE: Suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Designated adjoining staterooms are available.

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River Royale

roll out the red carpet.

the newly-renovated River Royale debuts Spring 2019.

A FANTASTICALLY FRENCH

floating boutique hotel.

The Bordeaux region serves as the creative vision for her French-inspired design, which will be newly renovated for 2019. Onboard, you’ll discover famous pieces of art, the lovely Salon Gascogne’s Aquitaine Bar and original art by Henri Matisse.

INAUGURATED 2006 RENOVATED 2019 GUESTS 128 STAFF 42

TRAVELS ON DORDOGNE RIVER, GARONNE RIVER, GIRONDE ESTUARY SUITE: 1 (217 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 26 (140 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

DELUXE: 29 (151 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

CLASSIC: 8 (151 ft ) 2

Blue Fox Café

Spa-tub

LENGTH: 361 ft 2

Bridge

Sun Deck

301

303

307

305

311

309

317

315

321

319

323

327

329

Reception

308

306

304

302

209

207

205

203

312

310

215

211

316

314 217

318 221

219

322

320 223

324 227

225

326

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station Aquitaine Bar

Library

Sauna

229

Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

325

La Gironde Deck

Salon Gascogne

231

Bordeaux Deck Blues Café

101 102

202

206

103

204

105 106

104

210

208 107

212

214

218

216

220

222

224

226

228

230

Le Bordelais Restaurant Claret Room

108

La Durance Deck

Suite

French Balcony

Deluxe

Classic

Elevator

NOTE: The suite on La Gironde Deck has a French balcony. Suite 326 has a fixed bed that cannot be separated.

29

The World Is Your Canvas

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Queen Isabel Outside Dining Area, Main Deck

PLEASANTLY PALATIAL

and adorned with charm.

Named for Portugal’s beloved queen, this ship is as picturesque as the Douro River Valley she cruises through. Her marble-clad interior and contemporary flair make for the perfect launching pad to explore the region’s many treasures.

INAUGURATED 2013 TRAVELS ON DOURO RIVER GUESTS 112 STAFF 33

SUITES: 2 (323 ft2)

LENGTH: 258 ft

DELUXE BALCONY: 18 (215 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

FRENCH BALCONY: 23 (161 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

2

CLASSIC: 15 (161 ft ) 2

Bridge

Swimming Pool

Sun Deck

300

302

304

306

308

310

312

314

316

318

Upper Deck

Bar

Main Lounge

301

303

305

307

309

311

315

317

319

321

Reception

Outside Bar Area

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

200

202

204

208

206

210

212

216

214

218

220

222

Main Deck Outside Dining Area

201

203

205

207

209

211

215

217

219

221

223

Restaurant

106

104

102

100

103

101

108 109

107

110 111

Deluxe Balcony

105

112

114 Suite

115

Lower Deck

French Balcony

Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

Classic

Elevator

NOTE: Deluxe Balcony staterooms and suites on the Upper Deck have full balconies. 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

ELEGANTLY APPOINTED

with graceful glamour.

Bright pops of color accent vibrant whites on this ship, which resembles the many royal palaces and majestic landmarks you’ll discover during your time onshore.

INAUGURATED 2011 GUESTS 196 STAFF 110

TRAVELS ON NEVA RIVER, SVIR RIVER, VOLGA RIVER ROYAL SUITES: 2 (409 ft2)

LENGTH: 423 ft

GRAND SUITES: 2 (334 ft )

WIDTH: 55 ft

2

SUITES: 6 (269 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

DELUXE BALCONY: 62 (210 ft ) 2

CLASSIC: 26 (151 ft2)

Bridge

Chagall Lounge

Royal Suite

Sun Deck

Grand Suite Suite Deluxe Balcony Classic 400

402 403

Katarina Bar

401

404

407

405

408

406

409

412

410 411

414 417

415

418

416 419

422

420

424

421

426 429

427

423

428 431

Elevator

425

432

430

435

433

Volga Deck

306

304

302

300

307

305

303

301

310

308

311

202

312

318

316

321

319

204

314

320 323 206

317

322

315

324 327

325

210

328

326

331

329

208

332

330

335

337

333

336

334

339

338

Neva Deck

203

205

207

211

209

212

214

309

200 201

Reception

Library

217

221

219

223

225

Internet

215

218

216

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

222

Moskva Deck

220

341

Pushkin Restaurant

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Onega Deck

Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

NOTE: Staterooms and suites on the Volga Deck and Deluxe Balconies on the Neva Deck have full balconies. While the River Victoria is a comfortable Russian-style ship, its amenities may differ from Uniworld company-owned ships.

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Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

EXPLORE EXTRAVAGANTLY

on this multi-story masterpiece.

The newest ship on the Yangtze is a sanctuary of lavish features, with the largest cabins and suites on the river—all with private balconies, and a crew-to-guest ratio beyond compare (1:1 to be specific).

INAUGURATED 2008 RENOVATED 2017 TRAVELS ON YANGTZE RIVER GUESTS 124 STAFF 124

Explorer Deck Suite Lounge Peony Room Observation Deck Lotus Room

511

509

507

514

510

512

508

506

504

502

Mandarin Suite

413

411

409

407

405

401

403

Wu Deck

WIDTH: 53.8 ft

Bridge

416

414

412

410

408

406

Tang Mezzanine

402

VOLTAGE: 220 volts

Jade Suite

Huang Ding Spa

404

LENGTH: 300 ft

505

501

SUITES: 6 (333 ft2)*

503

Qutang Deck

GRAND SUITES: 2 (420 ft2)*

311

313

309

307

305

Gallery

303

Collectors Den Clinic

301

Xiling Deck

Celestial Suite

312

Imperial Suite

314

310

308

306

Angeperle Jewelry

304

Clinic

302

Tang Theater

203

205

207

209

211

213

215

204

206

208

210

212

214

216

Reception

201

Businesss Center

202

Main Deck

Dynasty Dining Room

Deck plan features Uniworld’s first-available staterooms. For more information on additional stateroom options, please contact us.

*

Photo Center

Suite

Grand Suite

NOTE: While the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is a luxury ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

Uniworld.com/YangziExplorer

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Mekong Navigator Exterior Walkway, Orchid Deck

THE ESSENCE OF OLD SAIGON transformed into a ship.

The ship’s design is reminiscent of the French Colonial-era manor homes that once lined the streets of Old Saigon, and the onboard atmosphere is very much the same—relaxed, comfortable and filled with personality.

INAUGURATED 2014 TRAVELS ON MEKONG RIVER GUESTS 68 STAFF 40

Sun Deck La Bibliothèque Library & Internet Lounge

Le Salon Lounge

La Vie Spa Fitness Center

Reception

GRAND SUITES: 2 (584 ft2) PRESTIGE SUITES: 2 (387 ft2)

Orchid Deck

SIGNATURE SUITES: 16 (291 ft ) 2

VISTA SUITES: 10 (276 ft2) SUPERIOR SUITES: 4 (256 ft2) LENGTH: 230 ft

319 317 315 313

311

320 318 316 314

312

309 307 305 303 Gift Shop

301

310 308 306 304 302

Lotus Deck

WIDTH: 42 ft

Le Marché Restaurant

VOLTAGE: 220 volts

209 207 205 203 201 210 208 206 204 202

Jasmine Deck 101 103 102 104

Grand Suite

Prestige Suite

Vista Suite

Superior Suite

Signature Suite

NOTE: Suites on the Orchid Deck have private balconies, Suite 301 and 302 have both a private balcony and veranda with patio furniture. Suites on the Lotus Deck have French balconies. Grand and Prestige Suites have fixed beds that cannot be separated. While the Mekong Navigator is a luxury ship, its amenities may differ from Uniworld company-owned ships.

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Ganges Voyager II

THIS FIVE-STAR HOTEL

floats through India.

The magnificent design and décor onboard this ship draw inspiration from the colors and gorgeous scenery throughout India. The high-ceilinged suites are mesmerizing, as are their French balconies with floorto-ceiling glass doors. It’s a gorgeous boutique hotel, but this hotel knows how to move.

INAUGURATED 2016 TRAVELS ON GANGES RIVER GUESTS 56 STAFF 36

R.V. Ganges Voyager II

Sun Deck Bar Observation Deck

Voyager Spa

Governor's Lounge Fitness Centre

MAHARAJA SUITE: 1 (400 ft2) VICEROY SUITES: 2 (360 ft2) HERITAGE SUITES: 2 (280 ft2) COLONIAL SUITES: 13 (261 ft )

Upper Deck

All suites on this deck have French balconies

317

315

313

311

309

307

305

318

316

314

312

310

308

306

303

301

2

SIGNATURE SUITES: 10 (261 ft2)

Main Deck

302

All suites on this deck have French balconies

LENGTH: 185 ft WIDTH: 41 ft

304

209

207

205

203

201

210

208

206

204

202

East India Restaurant

VOLTAGE: 220 volts

Reception

Maharaja Suite

Viceroy Suite

Heritage Suite

Colonial Suite

Signature Suite

NOTE: Suites on the Upper Deck and Main Deck have French balconies. While the Ganges Voyager II is a beautiful and luxurious vessel, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship. Maharaja, Viceroy and Heritage Suites have fixed beds that cannot be separated.

Uniworld.com/GangesVoyagerII

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River Tosca Sun Deck

AN ALL-SUITE STUNNER

named the #1 ship on the Nile.

This all-suite vessel was rated by the Egyptian government as the #1 ship on the Nile, and for great reason. It is home to as much wonder as the river it cruises on. Enjoy the top deck pool, cozy library, full-service bar and a design inspired by the colonial era. Sun Deck

INAUGURATED 2009 TRAVELS ON NILE RIVER GUESTS 82 STAFF 60

Swimming Pool

Pyramid Deck Massage Center 305 303

315

313

311

309 307

301

316

314

312

310 308

Fitness 306 304 302 Center

Pharaoh Deck

ROYAL SUITES: 2 (651 ft2) GRAND SUITES: 39 (313–335 ft )

221

219

217

215 213

209 207 205 203

201

LENGTH: 236 ft

222

220

218

216 214 212 210 208 206 204

202

2

WIDTH: 46 ft

Cairo Deck

VOLTAGE: 220 volts Main Lounge

105

103

106

104

Lobby Library

Reception

Nile Deck

Restaurant Boutique

Royal Suite Grand Suite

NOTE: While the River Tosca is a luxury vessel, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

Uniworld.com/RiverTosca

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Schedule at a Glance

HOLIDAY SEASON

CENTRAL EUROPE

ITINERARY

• 56

Schedule at a Glance

PAGE

JAN

SHIP

FEB

MAR

APR

24*, 31

07*, 14

HOLLAND & BELGIUM AT TULIP TIME NEW Brussels to Amsterdam | 8 Day

54

River Queen

TULIPS & WINDMILLS Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Day

56

River Duchess or River Princess

30

01*, 08*, 10, 17, 19*

CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE • Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Day

58

S.S. Antoinette, River Queen or River Empress

24*, 31

07*, 14, 21*, 28

DELIGHTFUL DANUBE & PRAGUE • Budapest to Prague | 10 Day

60

S.S. Beatrice

ENCHANTING DANUBE Budapest to Passau | 8 Day

62

S.S. Maria Theresa

EUROPEAN JEWELS Budapest to Amsterdam | 16 Day

64

River Duchess

HIGHLIGHTS OF EASTERN EUROPE Budapest to Bucharest | 10 Day

68

S.S. Beatrice or River Duchess

ULTIMATE EUROPEAN JOURNEY Amsterdam to Bucharest | 25 Day

70

River Duchess

PORTRAITS OF EASTERN EUROPE Prague to Bucharest | 19 Day

74

S.S. Beatrice

ALLURING AMSTERDAM & VIENNA NEW Amsterdam to Vienna | 15 Day

78

MAGNIFICENT MOSELLE & RHINE NEW Frankfurt to Cologne | 10 Day

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

02*, 09, 05*, 07, 02*, 04, 09, 01, 08*, 15, 05*, 12, 19*, 16*, 21*, 23, 12, 14*, 19*, 11*, 16*, 18, 21*, 26, 28 22*, 29 28, 30* 26, 21, 28* 23, 25*, 30*

OCT

NOV

06*, 13, 20*, 27

03*

DEC

01, 06*, 15, 20*

12, 17*, 26

01*, 10, 15*, 24, 29*

07, 12*

04, 09*, 18, 23*

02, 07*, 16, 21*, 30

05, 12*, 19, 26*

02, 09*, 16, 23*, 30

07*, 14, 21*, 28

04*, 11, 18*, 25

01*, 08, 15*, 22, 29*

06, 13*, 20, 27*

01*, 30

14*

13, 28*

26

10*

09

16, 21*, 29

03*, 29

04*

12, 17*, 21, 26*

25, 30*

01, 21*

14

04*, 28

17*

10, 30*

22*

20

03*

River Princess

28*

26

09*

07, 21*

18

01*, 29

13

82

River Queen

23

02*, 11

05*, 14, 23*

02, 11*, 20, 29*

07, 16*, 25

03*, 12, 21*, 30

09*, 18, 27*

REMARKABLE RHINE & HISTORIC HOLLAND ENHANCED • Basel to Amsterdam | 11 Day

84

River Empress

02*, 12, 22*

02, 12*, 22

01*, 11

06, 16*, 26

06*, 16, 26*

AUTHENTIC DANUBE & PRAGUE NEW • Vienna to Prague | 10 Day

86

River Princess

12, 17*

23, 28*

15, 20*

27

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS • Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Day

92

River Queen

01, 08*, 15

DANUBE HOLIDAY MARKETS Budapest to Passau | 8 Day

94

S.S. Maria Theresa

02, 09*, 16

EUROPEAN HOLIDAY MARKETS Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Day

96

S.S. Beatrice

01*, 08, 15*

RHINE HOLIDAY MARKETS Basel to Cologne | 8 Day

98

S.S. Antoinette

PARISIAN ROYAL HOLIDAY • Paris to Paris | 8 Day

100

S.S. Joie de Vivre

ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S Passau to Budapest | 11 Day

102

S.S. Maria Theresa

23

GRAND CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 Day

104

S.S. Beatrice

22

Generations program available on this itinerary, select dates.

The World Is Your Canvas

17*, 24, 31*

PAGE NUMBERS FPO WILL ADJUST WIHT FINAL PAGIANTION

Connoisseur Collection available on this itinerary, select dates.

07, 14*, 21, 28*

03, 08*, 17, 22*

03

12, 26*

04, 09*

05

01*

28*

05, 12*, 19 06, 13, 20, 27

Jewish Heritage program available on this itinerary.

†Itinerary available in both directions.

*Itinerary operates in reverse order.

Note: Dates, programs and itineraries are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit Uniworld.com.

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Schedule at a Glance

EGY.

INDIA

ASIA

RUS.

PORT./SP.

FRANCE

ITALY

ITINERARY

Schedule at a Glance

PAGE

JAN

SHIP

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

29

05, 12, 19, 26

03, 10, 17, 24, 31

07, 14, 21, 28

JUL

AUG

NOV

06, 13, 20, 27

04, 11, 18, 25

01

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River Countess

PARIS & NORMANDY • • Paris to Paris | 8 Day

112

S.S. Joie de Vivre

24, 31

07, 14, 21, 28

05, 12, 19, 26

02, 09, 16, 23, 30

07, 14, 21, 28

04, 11, 18, 25

01, 08, 15, 22, 29

06, 13, 21, 28

04

BURGUNDY & PROVENCE • Avignon to Lyon | 8 Day

114

S.S. Catherine

24, 31*

07, 14*, 21, 28*

05, 12*, 19, 26*

02, 09*, 16, 23*, 30

07*, 14, 21*, 28

04*, 11, 18*, 25

01*, 08, 15*, 22, 29*

06, 13*, 20, 27*

03

GRAND FRANCE • • Paris to Avignon | 15 Day

116

S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Catherine

24†

07†, 21†

05†, 19†

02*, 16†, 30†

14†, 28†

11†, 25†

08†, 22†

06

BRILLIANT BORDEAUX • Bordeaux to Bordeaux | 8 Day

120

River Royale

31

07, 14, 21, 28

05, 12, 19, 26

02, 09, 16, 23, 30

07, 14, 21, 28

04, 11, 18, 25

01, 08, 15, 22, 29

06, 13, 20, 27

A PORTRAIT OF MAJESTIC FRANCE • • Paris to Bordeaux | 15 Day

122

S.S. Joie de Vivre and River Royale

24, 31†

07†, 14†, 21†, 28†

07†, 14†, 21†, 28†

04†, 11†, 18†, 25†

01†, 08†, 15†, 22†, 29†

06

ULTIMATE FRANCE • • Bordeaux to Avignon | 22 Day

126

River Royale, S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Catherine

31

14, 18

12

09, 23

07, 21

04, 18

01, 15, 29

PORTUGAL, SPAIN & THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY Lisbon to Porto | 11 Day

132

Queen Isabel

21, 28

04, 25

02, 09, 30

06, 13

04, 11

01, 08, 15

05, 12

JEWELS OF SPAIN, PORTUGAL & THE DOURO RIVER Madrid to Lisbon | 13 Day

134

Queen Isabel

12*, 18

17*, 23

21*, 27

19*, 25

23*, 29

20*, 26

IMPERIAL WATERWAYS OF RUSSIA Moscow to St. Petersburg | 12 Day

140

River Victoria

31*

11, 22*

03, 14*, 25

05*, 16,

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHINA & THE YANGTZE Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Day

144

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

13, 20

04, 11, 18

01, 08

31

14, 21

CHINA, TIBET & THE YANGTZE Beijing to Shanghai | 14 Day

146

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

24

22

12, 19

21

04

GRAND CHINA & THE YANGTZE Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Day

150

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

12, 26

03, 10, 17, 31

23, 30

06, 13

TIMELESS WONDERS OF VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE MEKONG Hi Chi Minh City to Siem Reap | 13 Day

154

Mekong Navigator

11, 17*, 25, 31*

22, 28*

08, 22, 28*

INDIA'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE & THE SACRED GANGES New Delhi to Kolkata | 13 Day

160

Ganges Voyager II

03, 11, 19, 28

11, 21, 28

ME TO WE & THE SACRED GANGES NEW New Delhi to Kolkata | 12 Day

162

Ganges Voyager II

04, 12, 20, 29

SPLENDORS OF EGYPT & THE NILE Cairo to Cairo | 12 Day

168

River Tosca

05, 12, 19, 26

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05†, 12†, 02†, 09†, 16†, 19†, 26† 23†, 30†

05, 12, 19, 02, 09, 16, 26 23, 30

Generations program available on this itinerary, select dates.

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Connoisseur Collection available on this itinerary, select dates.

03, 10, 17, 24, 31

DEC

03

07, 14

05, 12

24*

01, 07*, 29

05*, 13, 19*

11

07, 17, 25

04, 11, 21, 29

07

12, 22

01, 12

08, 18, 26

05, 12, 22, 30

08

02, 09, 16, 23

02, 09, 16, 23, 30

05, 12, 19, 26

02, 09, 16, 23, 30

07, 14, 21, 28

06, 12*

06, 13, 20, 27

04, 11, 18, 25

28

Absolutely first class in every way – the excursions, our hosts, accommodation, food.”

– Brooke, Classic Christmas Markets

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OCT

TREASURES OF MILAN & VENICE • Milan to Venice | 10 Day

Perfect itinerary! A truly amazing experience for my entire family.”

SEP

– David, Paris & Normandy

Jewish Heritage program available on this itinerary.

†Itinerary available in both directions.

*Itinerary operates in reverse order.

Note: Dates, programs and itineraries are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit Uniworld.com.

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“The staff were always accommodating and took care of the needs of my group 100%.”

– LARRY

Danube Discovery & Prague

FULLY CUSTOMIZED JOURNEYS for Charter & Incentive Groups.

Hosting events on a Uniworld ship offers a wealth of benefits to groups, meeting planners and travel agents. Our boutique river cruises are ideal for a full range of special interests, with in-depth itineraries meticulously crafted for travelers seeking to explore new horizons in a sophisticated style. Plus, our in-house Charter & Incentive Group team is a valuable resource available to assist with every aspect of cruise planning, and takes great pride in exceeding the highest of expectations. You’ll find that “no” is not part of their vocabulary. When everything is included—superb food, service and one-of-a-kind luxury accommodations—nothing could be more effortless or convenient.

CHARTER & INCENTIVE GROUPS BENEFITS: Competitive pricing and product information in a timely manner Flexible itineraries orchestrated by our own Europebased Operations team Outstanding service and the most all-inclusive amenities

Comprehensive customization options, including special menus, onboard entertainment and activities, exclusive onshore experiences, corporate branding opportunities and more A/V equipment, ship-wide Wi-Fi and meeting spaces in a variety of configurations

TO SECURE SPACE FOR 2019, Call our in-house Charter & Incentive Groups team at 1-800-868-7905, or send your request to charters@uniworld.com.

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Travel Protection Plan

UNIWORLD TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN PROVIDING YOU WITH CANCELLATION FLEXIBILITY AND PROTECTION WHILE YOU TRAVEL.

SECTION 2 TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS

SECTION 1 TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION

The previous is only a summary of the plan BAGGAGE PROTECTION: UP TO $2,500 If your baggage or personal property is lost, stolen, description detailing the terms, conditions and or damaged, the plan will cover up to $2,500. If exclusions, and will be sent to you in your final your bags are delayed or misdirected for more cruise documents. We have highlighted just a than 24 hours, the plan will reimburse you up to few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel $500 for the purchase of necessary personal items. Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, Aon Affinity, at 800-797MEDICAL AND DENTAL EXPENSES: 2279. You may also view the plan at Uniworld.com. UP TO $50,000

Provided by Uniworld*

TRIP CANCELLATION: UP TO TOTAL TRIP COST

Underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company***

Reimburses the non-refundable Uniworld cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or Should you become injured or sick during an immediate family member. Other covered your vacation, the plan will reimburse you up reasons for cancellation include Common to $50,000 for necessary medical expenses Carrier–caused delays due to inclement weather, for up to one (1) year from the date of your accident or illness or emergency dental jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic treatment incurred during your tour. This accident en route to departure, and other reasons coverage is especially important, as Medicare as cited in the plan description. and many private insurance policies generally do not cover you outside of the U.S., and THE UNIWORLD “ANY REASON” many HMOs do not cover you outside their CANCELLATION WAIVER** provider area. With the Uniworld “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Uniworld will provide you with 100% of EMERGENCY EVACUATION/REPATRIATION: the Uniworld cancellation penalties in the form UP TO $50,000 of a future travel credit certificate, should you In the event that a covered illness or injury cancel your cruise/tour prior to your original requires air or ground transportation to a scheduled flight departure time for any reason specialized facility or to return home, the plan that is not eligible for cash reimbursement provides up to $50,000 in covered medical under the Trip Cancellation section of the services and supplies (coordinated by our 24Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation penalties hour assistance provider, to help ensure your are reimbursed in the form of a Uniworld safe transport). The plan also provides payment Travel Certificate allowing you a two (2) year for transportation of mortal remains in the event credit to travel with us at a later date. Please of death that occurs during the tour. note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason Cancellation Waiver,” you must enroll and pay SECTION 3 for the plan at the time you make your initial trip WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is SERVICES nontransferable, non-refundable and may not Provided by On Call International be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air 24-HOUR WORLDWISE EMERGENCY arrangements unless those arrangements were ASSISTANCE provided by Uniworld. One toll-free telephone call gives you access to On Call International, a worldwide network TRIP INTERRUPTION: UP TO TOTAL of medical and travel-related professionals who will work together to solve your medical or TRIP COST If you have to leave your vacation unexpectedly travel-related problem. (for covered reasons such as illness as described above), you will be reimbursed for the TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN COSTS: unused, non-refundable portion of your travel TRIP COST PREMIUM arrangements, plus the cost of returning home, $0 - $4,500 $399 up to your total trip cost. $4,501 - $6,000 $499 $6,001 - $8,000 $649 TRIP DELAY: $8,001 + $749

UP TO $1,000 ($150/PER DAY)

If you miss the departure of your cruise/tour due to carrier–caused delays or other covered reasons, the plan reimburses you for additional accommodations, meals and “catch-up” transportation expenses.

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NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. The plan cost is per person, and must be paid at the time you make your initial trip deposit. If you are not satisfied for any reason,

you may cancel the travel insurance portion of your coverage within 10 days of receiving the Plan Description, if you have not departed on your trip or filed a claim.

This plan provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. This program was designed and administered by Aon Affinity. Aon Affinity is the brand name for the brokerage and program administration operations of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; (TX13695); (AR244489); in CA & MN, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA0795465); in OK, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., (0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency. Affinity Insurance Services is acting as a Managing General Agent as that term is defined in section 626.015(14) of the Florida Insurance Code. As an MGA we are acting on behalf of our carrier partner. *For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. **For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan. Contact 877-722-2195 for details. ***Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911066H0000A are underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Under Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/ Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OH, OR, VT, WA and WY Policy Form TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Certain coverages are under series TAHC6000 and TAHC7000.

We at Uniworld want to do everything we can to

time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit your

make sure your trip is enjoyable and worry-free.

airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You

CANCELLATION POLICY

We hope nothing will come between you and As part of that commitment, we are including may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking your Uniworld vacation. Should you need to the following information about your trip. and receive a full refund of the airfare deposit, cancel your booking or any portion of it, your Please read these pages carefully, as payment or total amount paid for air if paid in full at time cancellation must be received in writing. It will of a deposit represents an acceptance of the of booking. be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation Uniworld Terms and Conditions. charges, per person and based upon the date of ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN THE cancellation, are as follows:

YOUR TRIP

PUBLISHED PRICE:

All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on

These include, but are not limited to, airfares

double occupancy unless otherwise noted.

to and from your destination except where

Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to

specified;

change at any time without notice. Availability of

baggage charges; aircraft seat assignments;

airport/departure

taxes;

excess

all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. cost of passports and visas; taxes; laundry; Fares for single guests are available upon

phone calls; all items of a personal nature;

request. Additional restrictions may apply.

items not included on regular menus; meals not

If you have purchased your transatlantic or

detailed in the itinerary; expenses for additional

transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have

sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; and

purchased a cruise-tour package with Uniworld

health, accident, baggage, or travel protection

that includes air, your entire package price will

plans.

be guaranteed at time of initial payment.

COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGE PROGRAM PEACE OF MIND PROGRAM

Europe & Russia:

Once your Uniworld cruise has departed, the

onboard including wine, beer, spirits, specialty

Peace of Mind program will safeguard your

coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water.

vacation

investment

against

Complimentary beverages

CANCELLATION C A N C E L L AT I O N NOTICE RECEIVED CHARGES BEFORE CRUISE- PER PERSON TOUR START DATE 120 days or more

$200 per person for cruise-tour

119 – 90 days

20% of the fare**

89 – 60 days

35% of the fare**

59 – 30 days

50% of the fare**

Less than 30 days

100% of the fare**

No Show

100% of the fare**

unforeseen

disruptions or delays which can/may occasionally

India & Vietnam & Cambodia: Complimentary

occur due to adverse weather (including

house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks,

high and low water levels), natural disasters,

tea and coffee will be served throughout the

mechanical breakdowns and strikes. For only

cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary

$129 per person, the Peace of Mind program will

soft drinks, coffee and tea. Onshore dinners

compensate guests $500 per person, per day, in

include complimentary house wine, local beer,

the event there are significant disruptions to the

soft drinks, coffee and tea.

itinerary. Guests participating in the Peace of Mind program will also be entitled to join us for

China: Complimentary house wine, local spirits

a “behind the scenes” tour of your Uniworld ship.

and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be

This unique experience will certainly be among

served at the Explorer Bar, Deck 6 between 3pm-

the highlights of your cruise.

11pm throughout the cruise. Onboard lunches and dinners include complimentary house wine,

For complete details please refer to Uniworld.

local beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Onshore

com/PeaceofMindProgram.

lunches and dinners include complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea.

**Fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, or land, element purchased from Uniworld. Port charges are refunded if cancelation is received prior to departure. These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that might be levied by your travel agent. There is no refund for unused services or for unused portions of the trip. For true worry-free travel, please see the Travel Protection section of this brochure or visit uniworld.com. The Travel Protection premium is nonrefundable once paid to Uniworld.

DEPOSIT PROTECTION PROGRAM– 5 YEAR GUARANTEE Should your plans change and you cancel your

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS: A deposit of at least 10% of the cruise-tour

Egypt: Complimentary house wine, local beer,

fare (cruise-tour, plus port charge, plus pre

soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served during

and or post land extensions, less applicable

lunch and dinner onboard.

discounts), per person is required within 72

booking one hundred and twenty (120) days or more prior to your cruise-tour start date, you will receive a credit of $200 per person, valid for up to five years from date of cancellation. This credit cannot be used as deposit or insurance

hours of reservation. Final payment is due at

GRATUITIES

least 120 days prior to departure. Reservations

Europe, Russia, Asia, & Egypt: Gratuities for

will be canceled if final payment is not received

onboard and onshore personnel (ship staff, crew,

in a timely manner. For all guests booking air

Cruise/Tour Manager, local experts, drivers) are

travel with Uniworld, a separate non-refundable

included, both during the cruise-tour as well as

airfare deposit of $450 per person is required at

on any pre- or post-cruise land extensions.

payment for a future booking and can only be used as a credit (no cash value).

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Only one credit per person can be applied to each

responsible for any increase in airfare and/or

hotel and the airport on the day the cruise or

cruise or cruise/tour booked, and is combinable

penalties levied by the airline, which may be up

cruise/tour ends. There may be a waiting period

with all current Uniworld promotions.

to 100% of the air ticket value.

between transfers of 2 hours or more unless

*Transfers in Milan are provided from MXP only.

the Cambodian Immigration Authorities and

Visit: iflybags.com

obtain visa’s. For southbound Mekong cruises, *Transfer in Paris is provided from/to CDG only.

DOCUMENTS

this will be done at the Siem Reap Airport. For northbound Mekong cruises, this will be done onboard the Mekong Navigator prior to entering

REVISION FEE

AIRLINE CANCELLATIONS:

private car transfers have been purchased.

Uniworld will send you a document packet

Private car transfers are only available on the

A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be

You may cancel your air within 24 hours of

charged for any revision made to the reservation

booking and receive a full refund of the cost of

cruise or cruise/tour start/end dates. If your

**In Moscow, transfers can be provided from SVO, twenty- one (21) to thirty (30) days before your cruise-tour departure date, provided that DME, or VKO.

unless the change increased the value of the

the airfare. If you, as the Passenger, choose to

booking. A passenger name change, cruise-tour

cancel your air arrangements one hundred and

date change or itinerary change will be treated

twenty (120) days or more before departure,

as a cancellation, subject to our cancellation

your air deposit of $450 per person will be non-

policy, and a new booking must be made.

refundable. If air is cancelled one hundred and nineteen (119) days prior to departure or less,

Any revision to a booking may result in the loss

the full price of your air is non-refundable.

of a confirmed airline reservation, Uniworld

flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of these parameters, you must make your own transfer arrangements.

Uniworld

will

provide

complimentary scheduled group transfers to/

AIR BOOKINGS AND RESTRICTIONS:

section for details) increased airfare, and any

TSA regulations require us to collect the full

charges levied by the airlines, which will be

first, middle and last name as it appears on

payable by the Passenger.

your passport or government-issued ID, as well

cities in accordance with the dates shown in

as date of birth and gender. This information is

this brochure and your flight arrangements

required before we can book your air. Uniworld

comply with the Transfer Guidelines as shown

is not responsible for denied boarding or reissue

below. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart

from the ship/hotel as long as your flights arrive/depart in the cruise-tour starting/ending

AIRFARE:

costs due to an incorrect name, date of birth, outside of these parameters, you must make

Uniworld wants to help make your entire

or gender information supplied to Uniworld.

your own transfer arrangements. Uniworld will

vacation smooth sailing, so we offer great

Flight itineraries provided prior to ticketing are

not be responsible for missed transfers due

values on airfares from most major cities in

subject to change without notice. Uniworld is

to delayed or cancelled flights, or for missed

the US. Please contact your Travel Professional

not responsible for any inconvenience or any

cruise/trip days, or for extra costs resulting

or Uniworld for the most up-to-date prices. As

costs or fees incurred by delays, lost luggage,

from the foregoing. To qualify for transfers, it

airfares and schedules are subject to availability, or disruption of air service. Flight itineraries

is required that flight information and pre-trip

we encourage you to book early. Business Class

provided are subject to change by the Air

flights may not be available for flights within

Carrier(s). We recommend you contact the

the U.S. or Europe and may require travel in

airline within seven (7) days of departure to

economy class. A separate non-refundable air

reconfirm your flights.

deposit of $450 per person is due for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld cruise- SEAT ASSIGNMENTS & SPECIAL tour and is required at the time air is booked.

SERVICES:

Upon receipt of air deposit your airfare, tax

Requests for seat assignments, special meals

and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel

and special services must be made directly to

your air within 24 hours of booking and receive

the airline. Not all airlines offer pre assigned

a full refund of the cost of the airfare. Once air

seats, some may charge for pre-assigned seats

is booked and deposited, we may issue your air

and any additional charge imposed by the

ticket at any time.

airlines will be at the guest’s expense. Seating is solely under the airlines control, as are itinerary

AIR TRAVEL CHANGE FEES:

changes, flight delays and schedule changes.

If you, as the Passenger, change your air travel

Some airfares used by Uniworld are not eligible

itinerary before your ticket is issued, you will

for frequent flyer mileage.

be charged a $35 per person change fee (see Revision Fees). This charge will apply each time

AIRPORT/SHIP TRANSFERS:

you make a change.

If you purchase a Uniworld Air-Inclusive Vacation, you enjoy the special included convenience

If you change your air travel plans after your

of scheduled group transfers between the

ticket is issued, you will be charged a $75

airport and the ship/hotel on the day the cruise

per person per change fee, and you will be

or cruise/tour begins, and between the ship/

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ARRIVAL GUIDELINES FOR THE PROGRAMS LISTED BELOW ARE 5 AM – 2:30 PM

arrangements for all passengers making their own flight arrangements be given to Uniworld no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure

ARRIVAL GUIDELINES FOR THE PROGRAMS 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)  • Grand France (Avignon to Paris) • Parisian Royal Holiday (Paris to Paris)

Uniworld allows one (1) suitcase, one (1) carryon 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: iflybags.com). Additional

following box.

taxes and surcharges may be collected by

TRANSFER GUIDELINES

entities. Keep an eye on your baggage—it is

foreign

government

and

non-government

Flights must arrive/depart within the following

your responsibility throughout the trip. Uniworld

time limits:

is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings at any time

ARRIVAL

DEPARTURE

5 AM - 5 PM

6 AM 6 PM

RUSSIA**

6 AM - 8 PM

5 AM- 6 PM

CHINA

24 Hours

24 Hours

VIETNAM

24 Hours

24 Hours

INDIA

24 Hours

24 Hours

EGYPT

24 Hours

24 Hours

EXTENSIONS 24 Hours

A multiple entry visa is required for entry to Vietnam.

PASSPORT/VISA A valid passport is required to travel on all

24 Hours

for at least six (6) months after the scheduled

A single entry visa is required for entry to India.

during the cruise, or on included transfers and

A single entry visa is required for entry to China.

return date of the trip. You should check with your travel agent or the US Consulate Service

A single entry visa is required for entry to Russia.

for information regarding necessary visas and other documentation.

A single entry visa is required for entry to Egypt.

Non-US citizens must contact the appropriate

Due to government imposed security/immigration

consular office for entry requirements pertaining to your trip. Any Visa(s) or other documentation required for a particular itinerary is the sole responsibility of the guest. As a courtesy, our website, http://www.uniworld.com

in the

“Already Booked” section, offers a link to a visa service company where you can obtain

BAGGAGE FEES

and conform to the Transfer Guidelines in the

EUROPE*

Information Form and your booking is paid in full.

Uniworld programs. Passports must be valid

Should you elect to make your own flight arrangements,

Cambodia.

Uniworld receives your completed Passenger

• Castles along the Rhine (Amsterdam to Basel)

MAKING YOUR OWN FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS:

change fees (refer to the Air Travel change fees

YOUR FLIGHT

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additional information. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility, Uniworld will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any passenger, or for any delays, damages and/or losses, including missed portions of your trip, related to improper travel documentation. For entry to Tibet, a visa is not necessary, but an entry permit is required for all passport holders. Uniworld will provide a Tibet Entry Permit while on the tour for all guests. In order for us to properly arrange for your Tibet Entry Permit in advance, please email a copy of the photo page of your passport as well as a copy of your

other transportation. A protection plan covering

China visa to asiadepartment@uniworld.com no

lost, stolen or damaged baggage is available

later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure.

through the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan.

Please include your name and Uniworld booking number in your email.

measures, passport information and emergency contact information are required for all passengers prior to release of documentation.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS Travel Protection Plan: Uniworld makes every effort to ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable. However, situations beyond our control may occur. Keep in mind that your health plan coverage for a stay outside the US may be limited. We recommend you obtain a travel protection plan. To help provide you with cancellation flexibility and protection while you travel Uniworld offers a comprehensive travel protection plan.

ITINERARY CHANGES You can count on the value of Uniworld’s experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise-tour even when conditions beyond our control occur. The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and locks, means that there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region require Uniworld to make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every

Flights included as part of the cruise-tour itinerary: Should your Uniworld itinerary include

For entry to Cambodia, our Tour Manager will

one or more flights within the region visited as

take care of obtaining Cambodian visas for each

part of your cruise-tour intinerary, such flights

Guest while on the tour. Each Guest will need to

will be in economy class. Should passengers

provide the Tour Manager with their passport,

baggage exceed the airline’s limit, excess

a separate passport photo, and $50 USD cash

baggage fees may be levied and will be the

per person while on the tour for this purpose.

passengers responsibility to pay.

The Tour Manager will submit all passports to

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.

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In such cases, we will do everything we can to

HEALTH AND MOBILITY

make sure the locations visited, the excursions

The Company strives to provide a safe,

parties are independent entities over which the

taken and the hotels or vessels offered are similar

enjoyable, and memorable travel experience

Company has no control. Accommodations on

RESPONSIBILITY AND WAIVER:

to the ones originally planned. Any changes to

for all passengers. The Company welcomes

international tours may differ from those in the

The responsibility of Uniworld River Cruises, explanation of your rights under the California

for making claims under the Athens Convention

itineraries will not result in eligibility for a refund.

passengers with special needs or disabilities.

United States. The Company cannot guarantee

Inc. is strictly limited. Uniworld promotes and

Seller of Travel Law can be found at oag.ca.gov/

Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their

Itineraries are subject to change without notice

However, please note the following:

disability access

or accommodations for

sells tour programs consisting of certain travel

travel.

passengers traveling on international tours.

services on the cruise ships (“Vessels”) or other

The Company may, in its sole discretion,

modes of transport (“Transport”). Uniworld

OMISSIONS

of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“1976

Uniworld is not responsible for omissions,

Convention”).

suppliers to provide travel services. These

and may need to be altered specifically because of water levels, wind factors, or other conditions.

Passengers are required to advise the Company

LEGAL NOTES

Consumer

Restitution

Fund.

Registration

disputes. The Passenger Ticket Contract is

as a seller of travel does not constitute an

governed by the law of Switzerland and is

approval by the State of California. A complete

subject to limitations of liability and time limits

decline the booking of any passenger or remove

does not own or operate any of the Vessels/

cruise or cruise-tour due to an itinerary change

other special needs that require accommodation.

any passenger who cannot comply or refuses

Transport. The owners, operators and charterers

printing and/or presentation errors in brochures,

will be subject to our standard Cancellation

After the time of booking, should a Passenger

to comply with the Company’s terms and

(“Suppliers”) of the Vessels/Transport are

on Internet sites, or in any other media where

Policy.

develop a physical or medical condition that

conditions. The Company is not responsible for

independent of Uniworld. Uniworld makes

such information may be presented; we reserve

requires accommodation the Passenger is

any costs incurred in the event a passenger is

no representations or warranties concerning

the right to make corrections as required.

required to advise the Company.

EXTENSIONS/LAND TOURS

Luggage by Sea, 1974 (“Athens Convention”) and the International Convention on Limitation

at time of booking of any physical, medical, or

Guests who choose to cancel or interrupt their

removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to

the Suppliers or the Vessels/Transport. We

Uniworld reserves the right to reschedule and/

hold the Company or any of its related entities

assume no liability for any acts or omissions

or cancel land extensions or land tours if the

All guests must ensure they are medically and

liable for any actions taken under these terms

of any Supplier including, without limitation, The payment of a deposit and/or the issuance

minimum number of participants (20 people)

physically fit for travel. The Company may

and conditions.

those involving cancellation of tours/cruises, of tickets or vouchers shall be deemed your

is not met or for safety reasons. If you, as the

impose safety requirements necessary for the

schedule changes, rerouting, delays, damage to

consent to the terms and conditions as

YOUNG TRAVELERS

or loss of baggage, property damage, equipment

presented herein. It is specifically agreed that

Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., shares the coverage

this agreement is entered into in Los Angeles

available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers

Passenger, choose to cancel your pre- or post- safe operation of the tour. The Company may

AGREEMENT THE USTOA $1 MILLION TRAVELERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

cruise extension one hundred and nineteen

also exclude an individual from participating

Guests who are less than 18 years of age must

failures, accidents, death or injuries to persons

(119) days or less before departure, then please

in a tour or an activity if that individual’s

be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of

regardless of cause, whether or not services are

County, California, and in the event any legal

Assistance Program with other affiliates of The

refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the

participation poses a direct threat to health or

age or older.

tendered or transportation provided is arranged

or equitable action is initiated concerning

Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of

applicable cancellation policy and penalties that

safety.

through Uniworld. Accordingly, you will not have

the interpretation, enforcement, or breach

the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with

of any term, obligation, or duty as contained

USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance

Our Generations program is for ages 4-17

any right to claim or recover against Uniworld

The Company does not provide personal

(children must be within age range at time

as a consequence of any negligent or willful

or related to these Terms and Conditions, the

with the terms and conditions of the USTOA

devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids

of departure). Please note: Our Generations

act or failure to act of any Suppliers or the

exclusive venue for such action shall be solely

$1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the

program departures include programs and

condition or operation of any Vessel/Transport. in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles

advance payments of U by Uniworld River

services designed for families traveling with

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, County, Van Nuys District. This agreement shall

Cruises, Inc., customers in the unlikely event of

or postpone any scheduled sailing date and

or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). children. Adults accompanying children are

the liabilities and obligations of the Suppliers to

be construed in accordance with California law

U by Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., bankruptcy,

may, but is not obligated to, substitute hotels

A companion capable of providing such

responsible for their behavior onboard and

you and your rights against the Suppliers, are

without regard to conflicts of law principles.

onshore.

subject to any and all terms and conditions of

will be applied.

ADVANCED, CANCELED, OR DELAYED SAILING Uniworld reserves the right to cancel, advance

or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair

or vessels. Uniworld shall not be liable for any

assistance must accompany any passenger

loss to you by reason of any such cancellation,

who requires services of a personal nature.

SMOKING POLICY

advancement or postponement. In the event of cancellation by Uniworld, your sole right of

The Company does not employ medical

For the comfort of all our Guests, smoking is

recourse shall be to obtain a refund of monies

insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted

the Suppliers’ contract of carriage and any

TIME OF PUBLISHING

by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to

and all governmental/jurisdictional laws and

The Terms and Conditions listed are those in

provide only a partial recovery of the advance

regulations bearing upon or otherwise relating to

effect at the time of printing and remain in effect

payments received by Uniworld River Cruises, Inc. More details of the USTOA Travelers

personnel. Any necessary medical attention will

only permitted on the sun decks of our ships.

such rights, liabilities and obligations, including, until replaced. These Terms and Conditions

paid to Uniworld in connection with such cruise- be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s

Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches.

without limitation, choice of law, jurisdiction of

tour.

expense. The Company is not responsible

This policy applies to all forms of smoking

disputes, limitations of liability and limitations

or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a

materials including vapor e-cigarettes.

on the time to file claims. By utilizing the travel

YOUR CRUISE TICKET CONTRACT

Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016,

services of the Suppliers, you agree that you

Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely

or by email to information@ustoa.com or by

SECURITY

result of medical services obtained while on

Security is a major concern to all of us and the

tour, or for the quality of the care or services

DIETS

situation globally is constantly changing. Events

received.

Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent

around the world, coupled with the “Travel

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Terms and Conditions

of specific dietary considerations and we will

Advisories” put out by various governments,

Passengers should be aware some tours

do our best to accommodate your request.

may at times necessitate changes to the

include

Please also indicate your needs when you

accommodations and itinerary or even trip

over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, complete the Passenger Information Form at

cancellation. Risks are involved in travel to any

stairs and locations which may not be easily

country that may experience security difficulties.

accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During

You must accept these risks and assume

the tour, the Company may make arrangements

PETS

responsibility for your own travel decisions.

with carriers, hotels and other independent

Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips.

The World Is Your Canvas

rough

terrain,

extensive

walking

uniworld.com.

replace all previous versions.

be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison

will look to such Suppliers for any accident, by the Suppliers (ship owners and charterers) death, injury, property damage, or personal

pursuant to the terms and conditions of the

loss to you or to those traveling with you, and

Passenger Ticket Contract that you will receive

that neither Uniworld nor any representative

prior to embarkation. A copy of the Passenger

of Uniworld shall have any liability whatsoever. Ticket Contract will be provided with your final documentation or earlier, upon request, or can be

CALIFORNIA SELLER OF TRAVEL LAW

Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may

viewed on our website at uniworld.com. Please

Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., is a registered

note the Passenger Ticket Contract includes

seller of travel in the State of California, CST

a clause specifying the courts of Rheinfelden,

#2075415-20, and is a participant in the Travel

Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving

visiting their website at USTOA.com.

UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES

17323 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, California 91316 CST #2075415-20

GRC GLOBAL RIVER CRUISES HOLDINGS AG Fledermausgasse 6 CH – 4310 Rheinfelden

Uniworld.com/TermsandConditions

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PART BOUTIQUE HOTEL. PART YACHT. PART LOCAL HOTSPOT. And a fun new way to adventure through Europe.

Looking to share your passion for travel and cruising with a younger loved one in your life? Meet U by Uniworld, the first river cruise exclusively for 21-45 year olds. U by Uniworld’s itineraries make for a great gift for a graduation, monumental birthday or anniversary. U takes guests to some of the best cities in Europe in effortless fashion—unpack once and enjoy up to eight days immersing like a local onshore with street art tours, kayaking trips and much more. U’s boutique designer-inspired ships double as a boutique hotel, restaurant, and yoga studio, complete with modern decor, Ice Bar and onboard activities like paint and wine classes and silent discos—all in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, which encourages meeting others and making new friends. RIVER CRUISES FOR 21-45 YEAR OLDS.

These cruises are available for booking (and gifting), and as we like to say at U, life’s too short to stay in one place.

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40+ YEARS OF TRAVEL INSIGHT

YOUR TRAVELING CONCIERGE.

Providing unique travel opportunities runs in the family, as showcased by our sister brand, Insight Vacations. On an Insight trip, you’ll find magic around every corner as you travel by river, by car and by train, and venture off the beaten path to experience authentic culture, delicious local cuisine, and the expansive beauty and scenery of this world from a leader in luxury travel.

Take a step back in time to the golden age of travel alongside our sister brand, Luxury Gold. With nearly 100 years of expertise delivering perfectly planned, personalized and truly unforgettable travel experiences, Luxury Gold’s partnership with Uniworld presents an unparalleled opportunity to delve deep into the beauty and spirit of the world’s most exciting places.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Embark on unique Insight Experiences, connecting you with local people • Travel in style from your exclusive 40-seat luxury coach • Small group camaraderie with like-minded travelers • A personal concierge at your service, wherever and whenever • Enjoy a mouthwatering variety of dining experiences giving you an authentic taste of your destinations

Travel as a VIP and gain out-of-hours access to iconic landmarks alongside passionate Local Experts • Stay in the finest, handpicked hotels in superb locations • Enjoy outstanding dining at some of the world’s top restaurants with select Michelin-starred experiences included • Travel in small groups, led by your Traveling Concierge

Learn more at InsightVacations.com.

Learn more at LuxuryGoldVacations.com.

leads to one magical experience.

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By land and by river.

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A f a m i ly o f br a n d s

ttc.com

OUR PARENTS TAUGHT US WELL. Along with The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Contiki, Trafalgar, U by Uniworld and dozens of other award-winning niche travel companies, Uniworld is a proud member of The Travel Corporation. As a fourth-generation family-owned, passionately run travel company, we at TTC are able to pass our more than 100 years of expertise in creating enriching travel and hospitality experiences on to you. We value your satisfaction and loyalty, so when you book with Uniworld again, or with one of our select sister companies, you’ll be recognized with special rewards and Past Guest savings. We are confident of our ability to help you choose the next vacation that is right for you. We thank you for your interest, and can’t wait to see you aboard a Uniworld cruise or on a trip with one of our other brands. To learn more about our loyalty opportunities and TTC, please visit our website at TTC.COM/Loyalty.

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PICTURED ON COVER | One of the most stunning ships to grace the rivers, S.S. Joie de Vivre is a work of art in every possible sense. The Salon Toulouse lounge pictured features furniture upholstered with a once-retired fabric pattern that was brought back by acclaimed European designer Sanderson, exclusively for the ship. It’s un chef d’oeuvre (a masterpiece) through and through.

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CENTRAL EUROPE | ITALY | FRANCE | PORTUGAL & SPAIN | RUSSIA | ASIA | INDIA | EGYPT For more information, please visit Uniworld.com, call 800-733-7820 or contact your preferred Travel Agent. EXTENDED RESERVATION HOURS (PST): Monday through Friday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Saturday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM and Sunday 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES | 17323 Ventura Boulevard | Los Angeles, California 91316 Please consider the environment—pass this brochure on to a friend when finished with it.

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