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2019 BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES


LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

on the world’s best luxury river cruise line.

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Suite 403, S.S. Catherine


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 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 utmost 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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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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The World Is Your Canvas

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ASIA

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INDIA

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EGYPT

HOLIDAY SEASON

THE UNIWORLD FLEET

2019 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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RUSSIA

PRE- AND POST-EXTENSIONS

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FRANCE

PORTUGAL AND SPAIN

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ITALY

FAMILY OF BRANDS


Suite 407, S.S. Joie de Vivre

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

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


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 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.

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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 palate. 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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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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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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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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05. 04. AMPLE EXERCISE AND WELLNESS OPPORTUNITIES 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 The places you’ll visit make their way onboard with shows such as dance performances, local musicians and lectures by noteworthy historians.

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 assumes the role of butler 100% of the time, and doesn’t moonlight in other roles, enabling him or her to focus fully on making your cruise one to never forget.

you deserve unsurpassed luxury at every turn.

it’s all included.


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 evidenced by the many kind notes we receive.

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“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.”

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

– JACQUELINE

Ultimate European Journey


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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FROM FARM TO FIVE-STAR Dining onboard is an art, and our chefs have perfected their creative techniques over the years. Our culinary philosophy is ever evolving, designed to appeal to the discerning palate 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 local restaurants. When in Budapest, our chef may venture to a local market to forage for 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 niçoise—a local specialty.

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

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happiness is homemade exactly to your tastes.

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

– MIKE & SYLVIA

Italy on the River Countess

Mrs. Bea Tollman and Uniworld Chefs


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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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 of the best restaurants you have ever been to every night. Wonderful wine selections.” – Harriet, Classic Christmas Markets

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


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.

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® beds of England, 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

European Jewels

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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.

Lobby, River Duchess

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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.


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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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 once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are created exclusively for Uniworld guests. 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’re sure to enjoy our assortment of new Masterpiece Collection optional experiences. 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. 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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travel for the mind, body and soul.

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

– MARY

Danube Discovery & Prague


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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 Ayurveda 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 Chioggia’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

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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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Leopard Lounge, S.S. Maria Theresa


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

– STEPHANIE

Paris & Normandy

turn your passion into a vacation.


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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. 94

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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. 2019 HOLIDAY SEASON CRUISES.......p. 154 Specialty-themed cruises available on select sailings.

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WORLD TRAVEL. 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 and 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. 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.

SPECIAL GENERATIONS AMENITIES 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.

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FOR FOODIES IN TRAINING Learn the secrets to twisting like the pros at a pretzel-twisting workshop in Wertheim. Classic Christmas Markets......p. 156

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

FOR THE ASPIRING ARTIST Put your artsy side to work with a glassblowing demonstration and a mask-making activity in Venice. Gems of Northern Italy...........p. 92

FOR THE ENERGETIC Challenge your children to a game of mini golf, French style, in Caudebec-en-Caux. Paris & Normandy...................p. 96

AVAILABLE ON SELECT DATES ON THESE ITINERARIES: Castles along the Rhine..........p. 58 Delightful Danube & Prague...p. 60 Gems of Northern Italy..........p. 92 Paris & Normandy..................p. 96 Classic Christmas Markets....p. 156 Parisian Royal Holiday...........p. 164


The world’s a big and beautiful place. AND WE’D PREFER TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. 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. 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. Travel has provided us the chance to give back and lift up others, and we strive to do so whenever possible.

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

TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION 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. 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.


ME TO WE With ME to WE, you can immerse yourself 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. Visit Uniworld.com/MEtoWE to learn more.

Craig Kielburger, founder of WE Charity, with Brett Tollman, TTC Chief Executive, and his family on a ME to WE trip in Kenya

AVAILABLE ON: ME to WE & the Sacred Ganges...........................p. 146

WE.ORG 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.

ELEPHANT GIN 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.

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

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


WINNER

#1 RIVER CRUISE LINE Travel + Leisure

BEST IN EUROPEAN RIVER 2018 Cruise Critic US Cruisers’ Choice

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

AWA R D S 2017

AUSTRALIA EDITORS’ PICKS

WINNER

BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE 2017 Cruise Critic Australia Editors’ Picks

BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards

BEST RIVER CRUISE COMPANY 2017 UK Travel Weekly Globe Award

BEST RIVER CRUISE COMPANY 2018 UK Travel Weekly Globe Award

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“Trip of a lifetime with an amazing company. Amazing service, every need and want taken care of—would definitely recommend to anyone!” – HEATHER

Italy on the River Countess

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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 in China may vary.

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

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.

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

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THE NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM

Rhine River ANTWERP

English Channel

BRUSSELS

BELGIUM

Moselle River

Seine River

PARIS

LUXEMBOURG

FRANCE

Dordogne River

Main River

NUREMBERG

Main-Danube Canal

Saône River

CZECH REPUBLIC SLOVAKIA

PASSAU

Danube River

VIENNA

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

LYON BORDEAUX

Garonne River

PORTO

Douro River

BRATISLAVA BUDAPEST

HUNGARY ROMANIA

CROATIA

VENICE

Rhône River

AVIGNON

VEGA DE TERRÓN

PORTUGAL

FRANKFURT

BASEL

Burgundy

Bay of Biscay

GERMANY

COLOGNE

BELGRADE

Ligurian Sea

Adriatic Sea

Mediterranean Sea Balearic Sea

SERBIA

ITALY

SPAIN

Tyrrhenian Sea

Ionian Sea

The

WORLD AT A GLANCE

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. UNIWORLD CRUISE/TOUR DESTINATION

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GIURGIU

BULGARIA


The Great Wall

Gulf of China

Three Gorges Dam

YICHANG

Three Gorges

CHINA

CHONGQING

Yangtze River

Ganges River

INDIA

BARANAGAR MURSHIDABAD MATIARI MAYAPUR KALNA CHANDANNAGAR KOLKATA

LAOS Mekong River

THAILAND

VIETNAM CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH

WAT HANCHEY KAMPONG CHAM TAN CHAU MY THO

CU LAO GIENG SA DEC

CAIRO

VINH LONG

CAI BE

Svir River

Neva River

Nile River

ST. PETERSBURG

EGYPT

DENDERA

Volga River

LUXOR ESNA

EDFU KOM OMBO ASWAN

RUSSIA

MOSCOW

Moscow Canal

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Enchanting Danube

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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 “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 steamshipinspired 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

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Central Europe 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.

can choose to make a pilgrimage to the 65-acre Netherlands American Cemetery 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 Maas River, the second oldest river in the world.

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

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT

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

Featured Excursions: Brussels city tour with DAY 5: CUIJK HEUSDEN Planet Chocolate demonstration and tasting. BB L D Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps today as you Back Onboard: Be treated to a Welcome Dinner. stroll through Nuenen, where the artist once lived and painted “The Potato Eaters.” After lunch in an old water mill, which was even DAY 3: ANTWERP BB L D It may be the diamond capital of the world, painted by Van Gogh, choose to walk or cycle but Antwerp is also known for a number of through Heusden, where you can observe a other sought-after cultural gems, including working mill, learn to make bread at a local Golden Age art, Belgian beer, waffles, bakery, explore the remnants of a 13th-century pralines and fries, chocolate and more. Your fortress, and marvel at the memorial in front walking discovery tour of Antwerp complete of town hall. with Belgian treats features the City Hall, Market Square and the UNESCO-designated Featured Excursion: Van Gogh “Village Day” in Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four Nuenen with a country lunch at the old mill and extraordinary works by one of the city’s most Heusden “Village Day.” beloved sons—Peter Paul Rubens. At the old riverside dock area, there is a 19th-century Back Onboard: This evening, enjoy the music of warehouse that has been transformed into the Shanty Choir. a restaurant and brewery where you can SCHOONHOVEN partake in a tasting of Pakhuis’ unfiltered DAY 6: HEUSDEN AMSTERDAM BB L D blonde beer. Bike around the silversmithing town of Featured Excursion: Antwerp walking discovery Schoonhoven, best known for its abundant silversmiths, clock makers and quaint shopwith Belgian treats. lined avenues. Or venture forth to captivating Your Call: If you’d like, take a shuttle into town Kinderdijk to see its 19 well-preserved, UNESCOthis afternoon for leisure, art and shopping designated windmills. time. Featured Excursions: Choice of Kinderdijk windmills or “Let’s Go” biking the dams and DAY 4: MAASTRICHT BB L D Your first stop in The Netherlands— windmills. Maastricht—is a city with more than 1,670 BB L FD national heritage sites, some of which can DAY 7: AMSTERDAM be seen on your Old Town walking discovery The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam tour. And not only that, but it’s known as one has been an international port and financial of the most beautiful and romantic cities of center for 400 years, endowing it with a lively Holland and loved for its convivial lifestyle cosmopolitan feeling to match its historic and historic center, which has long played architecture. The famous Keukenhof Gardens a strategic role in European politics. Or you is a 70-acre park planted with millions of

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7 Nights Cruising 20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 12 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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Amsterdam to Brussels River Queen

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Mar 24 Apr 07

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10 Days

TULIPS & WINDMILLS

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.

RIVER DUCHESS OR RIVER PRINCESS “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.

ENKHUIZEN HOORN HAARLEM Amsterdam

ROTTERDAM

Rhine River

KINDERDIJK VEERE DORDRECHT NIJMEGEN BRUGES

THE NETHERLANDS Antwerp

GHENT

BRUSSELS

BELGIUM EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands


Central Europe 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 Maas”: The Maas Tower, the for 400 years. Your day begins with an exclusive 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 and 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. Back Onboard: Attend a signature lecture of “Life & Art in the Golden Age” and dance the night away with live music.

DAY 4: HOORN 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.

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

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

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 21 Included Excursions

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

1 Exclusive Experience

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

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; Amsterdam to Antwerp or fascinating Ghent, the capital city of East discovery tour or Dutch cheese trail. Antwerp to Amsterdam Flanders, whose long history does not weigh 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. Amsterdam to Antwerp Kröller-Müller Museum which is home to 97 Antwerp to Amsterdam works by native son Vincent Van Gogh, as well as Featured Excursions: Choice of Bruges with River Princess River Princess other notable artists and sculptors. Or opt for a canal cruise and walking discovery tour or “Do “Let’s Go” biking tour of the scenic Hoge Veluwe as the Locals Do” Flemish walking discovery tour. 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 *Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof visit or “Let’s Go” biking in the Hoge Veluwe Antwerp is also known for a number of other Gardens. National Park. sought-after cultural gems, including Golden

CRUISE START DATES

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8 Days

CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE S.S. ANTOINETTE, RIVER QUEEN OR RIVER EMPRESS “Best vacation in my lifetime. Everything was first class.” – John

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD 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. • Embark on the NEW Let’s Go hike to Bopparder Hamm, a famous Riesling vineyard that lies within the 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.

THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

EMBARK/DISEMBARK

Rhine River

PORT EXCURSION

COLOGNE

UNESCO SITE

GERMANY

KOBLENZ

BOPPARD

RÜDESHEIM

SPEYER

FRANCE

MANNHEIM

STRASBOURG

GERMERSHEIM

KAYSERSBERG COLMAR

KEHL BREISACH Basel

SWITZERLAND Braubach, Germany


Central Europe 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 b BB L WD Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine Featured Excursions: Choice of Castle Vollrads road and your launching point for one of two wine tasting or “Let’s Go” hike from Rüdesheim excursions along the celebrated Route des to Assmanshausen. Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Onboard: This morning, you’ll cruise out of Ribeauville, two of the most picturesque villages Rüdesheim and into the sublimely beautiful in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of and romantic Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines. DAY 6: BOPPARD KOBLENZ b BB L D Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian “Village Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy Day” or Colmar city tour. a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Onboard: This morning, enjoy leisure time as Castle. As you come upon picture-perfect Koblenz, you’ll sail past Deutsches Eck (German you sail the scenic Upper Rhine to Breisach. Corner) with its historic monument to Kaiser DAY 3: KEHL (STRASBOURG) b BB L D Wilhelm I. See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant discovery tour or Marksburg Castle visit. stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across Your Call: If you’re wanting to venture out on the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s your own, take your pick of two additional base while you explore the Alsatian capital. “Masterpiece Collection” experiences—biking Experience its historic core as the locals do, the castles or biking along the Moselle. with an exclusive walking tour. If you’re feeling BB L FD adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s DAY 7: COLOGNE* bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most well-known and beloved the banks of the river. site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as Featured Excursions: Strasbourg panoramic tour the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show with cathedral and Old Town walk or “Do as the you favorite haunts around the Old Town and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour. secrets with you. Your Call: In your free time, choose to venture into the Black Forest for a “Masterpiece Collection” Featured Excursion: Cologne walking discovery experience to see the Vogtsbauernhof open-air tour with Cologne Cathedral. museum and discover the culture and history DAY 8: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK) of the Black Forest. e b CB/BB DAY 4: MANNHEIM (SPEYER) b BB L D Disembark the ship. If your cruise package Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, includes a group departure transfer or if you since the four red towers of the Romanesque have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Schiphol cathedral dominate the Old Town. Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking may continue your adventure with our optional discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar post-cruise Amsterdam extension. 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.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 12 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES

Jun 28 Jul 5**, 12

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 to Amsterdam River Empress

Basel to Amsterdam S.S. Antoinette

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10 Days

DELIGHTFUL DANUBE & PRAGUE

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.

S.S. BEATRICE “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

• Be treated to a private 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.

2 Nuremberg

Main-Danube Canal

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

REGENSBURG

PASSAU

GERMANY

Danube River ENGELHARTSZELL

AUSTRIA

MELK

SLOVAKIA

SPITZ

Wachau Valley

VIENNA

TOURING Budapest

HUNGARY

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT UNESCO SITE

Prague, Czech Republic


Central Europe 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 its own distinctive character and allure.

Schlinge—a breathtaking hairpin loop in the Danube.

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT

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. DAY 6: REGENSBURG*

7 Nights Cruising

2 Nights Touring 22 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest Featured Excursions: Choice of “Baroque 500” Panoramic Highlights with Parliament visit or Thurn and Taxis castle visit or BMW factory “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. visit or “Let’s Go” Regensburg hiking experience. Back Onboard: In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you as you sail away from Budapest.

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 Town on a food and art walk of the city. Or indulge your passion for art on a tour with visits to two distinctively different collections amassed by the Habsburgs and the Belvederes. Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna Panoramic Highlights with Old Town food and art walk or Vienna Panoramic Highlights and World Museum Vienna.

14 Included Excursions

DAY 7: ROTH NUREMBERG BB L FD Nuremberg will forever be associated with the post-WWII Nuremberg trials, but the city’s profound historical and cultural significance stretches back many centuries before that.

1 Exclusive Experience

5 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Featured Excursion: Nuremberg panoramic city tour with WWII Rally Grounds visit.

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

Onboard: This morning, come out on deck or find a window seat where you can watch the ship navigate a series of locks as it travels across the Continental Divide and through one of the modern world’s greatest feats of engineering— the Main-Danube canal.

DAY 8: NUREMBERG (DISEMBARK)

Onboard: Join us onboard for a fascinating e b BB lecture on “Jewish Life in Vienna 1780–2019.” Disembark the ship early and set your sights on the “city of a hundred spires” as you transfer to Prague via motorcoach. DAY 4: SPITZ b BB L D You’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck today as your ship DAY 9: PRAGUE b BB cruises through the Wachau Valley toward Spitz. A magnet for generations of artists, writers, scientists and composers, Prague is famous for Featured Excursion: Private sparkling wine its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance (and the reception at Artstetten Castle with a member beers here are pretty amazing too). A thousand years of architecture, from ornate Gothic to fanciful of the Habsburg royal family. postmodern, has been beautifully preserved here.

DAY 5: ENGELHARTSZELL

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GENERATIONS CRUISE/TOUR DATES

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.

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet

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

Cruise-Only Options Available 7 Nights, Budapest to Nuremberg 7 Nights, Nuremberg to Budapest

Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit.

DAY 10: PRAGUE (DEPART) b CB/BB If your cruise/tour includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private Onboard: Start your day by taking in jaw- departure transfer, you will be transferred to dropping views as you sail along the Schlögener Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.

Prague to Budapest S.S. Beatrice

Pre- or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension 3-Day Budapest

PASSAU

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Budapest to Prague S.S. Beatrice

Budapest to Prague S.S. Beatrice

Jul 24

Prague to Budapest S.S. Beatrice

Jul 15, 29

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8 Days

ENCHANTING DANUBE

• Attend an exclusive concert showcasing the music of Mozart and Strauss in a Viennese palace. • Meet the owners of Austria’s oldest winery, Nikolaihof.

S.S. MARIA THERESA

• Discover the spice as pure as gold at a saffron workshop.

“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

• 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.

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE MOTORCOACH TRANSFER

CZECH REPUBLIC GERMANY Passau

Munich

LINZ

Wachau Valley

DÜRNSTEIN

Danube River

BRATISLAVA

MELK SALZBURG

AUSTRIA

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA

Budapest

HUNGARY Budapest, Hungary


Central Europe 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

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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 baroquestyle 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 Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein Panoramic Highlights with Parliament visit or village stroll and exclusive Nikolaihof wine “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. estate visit with tasting or Dürnstein village stroll and saffron workshop. Your Call: Opt to explore on your own to a ruin pub crawl. Your Call: Today, we’ve carefully curated two “Masterpiece Collection” experiences. Enjoy tea time with the Princess at Castle Artstetten or Your ship sets sail from Bratislava later this cycle along the scenic Wachau Valley bike route. morning and heads for Vienna today. You may relax onboard all day, perhaps enjoying a drink DAY 6: LINZ (SALZBURG OR LINZ) on the Sun Deck and taking in the scenery as b BB L D the ship wends its way along the Danube Bend. Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a When you arrive in Vienna, you’ll cap off your glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter day with an exclusive concert of Mozart and wonderland; Linz may be best known for its Strauss at a stunning Viennese palace. famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a hotbed for the arts. See the sights with a local expert, or Featured Excursions: Bratislava—small but go behind the scenes at the Linz opera house precious walking tour and exclusive Mozart and and visit a family at their farm in the countryside. Strauss concert at Viennese palace. Austria’s third-largest city, Linz boasts a long history of trading and textile manufacturing, Onboard: This afternoon, you’ll have the unique but these days it is perhaps best known for its opportunity to join in on a waltz lesson. electronic arts and annual festival.

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DAY 4: VIENNA b BB L D Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for or Linz town and country: opera house and cider its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the City of Waltzes with your farm visit. choice of tours, as well as VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art—you’ll have Explore: This afternoon, you have the option to an opportunity to view it in complete privacy, bike along the picturesque Linz countryside. an extra-special treat reserved solely for DAY 7: PASSAU b BB L FD Uniworld guests. Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one, as Featured Excursions: Exclusive “Morning with three rivers meet here and three nations nearly the Masters” at Vienna Art History museum, do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get plus choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna to know the town and its main claim to fame— walking tour or a Vienna panoramic city tour. Europe’s largest pipe organ—or “Let’s Go” with an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride.

Onboard: You’re in for a treat. Sit back, relax and listen to a Signature Lecture titled Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking “Empress Maria Theresa: national icon— discovery tour with St. Stephen’s organ concert or “Let’s Go” bicycle ride along the Inn River or contemporary role model.” “Let’s Go” hike along the Ilz River. DAY 5: DÜRNSTEIN MELK b BB L D Dürnstein is one of our favorite towns along the Your Call: Enjoy an afternoon hike to Veste Danube, a lovely place to wander cobblestone Oberhaus or tee off at Europe’s #1 golf resort on lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up a “Curated Service” excursion.

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 20 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

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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

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EUROPEAN JEWELS RIVER DUCHESS

“Very scenic cruise! Charming towns! Absolutely delightful!” – June

THE NETHERLANDS EMBARK/DISEMBARK

Amsterdam

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Rhine River

EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

COLOGNE

WÜRZBURG

FRANKFURT

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RÜDESHEIM

WERTHEIM

BAMBERG ROTHENBURG REGENSBURG

GERMANY

NUREMBERG

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PASSAU

SLOVAKIA

Wachau Valley VIENNA MELK

AUSTRIA Passau, Germany

WEISSENKIRCHEN

Danube River Budapest

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UNIQUELY UNIWORLD • Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection Schönbrunn Palace after-hours visit. • Let a local farmer guide you around his charming Franconian village and visit a hop farmer in Bavaria. • Explore Budapest’s local spots by bike. • Be treated to a Riesling tasting in a stunning medieval monastery. • Delight in two exclusive Morning with the Masters experiences with early access to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Art History Museum in Vienna. • Stroll around Amsterdam with your local guide and savor Dutch delights.

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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.

Deck to admire the cities’ landmarks strung along the riverbanks. Your Call: Visit the stunning Schönbrunn Palace in an after-hours visit.

DAY 4: VIENNA b BB L D Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). DAY 2: BUDAPEST b BB L WD Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part Experience the City of Waltzes with your because of the way the city hugs the banks choice of excursions, as well as VIP access to of the river, Budapest is an enchanting city an extraordinary collection of art—having that vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval an opportunity to see these masterpieces and modern. Made up of two parts—Buda in complete privacy is an extra-special treat (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—and reserved solely for Uniworld guests. Begin divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital your day with an itinerary highlight—our presents an array of architectural styles that exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the reveal its long and varied history. You’ll have Vienna Art History Museum. Then, you may two enticing ways to experience the city—a choose between two different guided tours: a panoramic guided tour aboard a motorcoach, panoramic city tour or our “Do as the Locals Do” or discover the Budapest that locals love walking tour. on a special walking tour of the city’s most important landmarks. And if you choose, Featured Excursions: Exclusive “Morning with explore the city’s hidden gems and ruin pubs the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum and choice of Vienna — Imperial City highlights by bike. or “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour. Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Parliament visit or Your Call: Cap off your perfect Viennese day with an evening concert featuring works by “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. Mozart and Strauss, a “Masterpiece Collection” Onboard: This evening, a special Captain’s experience. Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared DAY 5: CRUISING THE WACHAU for you. DAY 3: VIENNA BB L D Today is your day to relax onboard, enjoying the luxuries of your river cruise ship while soaking in the spectacular scenery all around you as your ship heads for Vienna. Come up to the Sun

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you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike that includes a wine tasting. Prefer to go for baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinarily opulent library. Awaken to the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley— one of the most beautiful stretches of river landscape in all of Europe. 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: PASSAU 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 unusually well preserved, having been spared the brunt of Allied bombing during WWII, as you’ll see on your walking tour. Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau panoramic tour with mini hikes.

DAY 7: REGENSBURG* b BB L D Today in Regensburg, you can travel through time or get a crash course on making craft VALLEY, WEISSENKIRCHEN (OR MELK) beer, then watch high-tech robots assemble b BB L D Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may the Ultimate Driving Machine. Regensburg is a very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau friendly town with quaint cobblestone streets, Valley. A local expert will show you around and historic Roman ruins and a medieval city center. introduce you to some regional delicacies; later, The remnants of Regensburg’s golden age are


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still on display, but don’t let its illustrious history fool you into thinking the town’s best days are all in the past. 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.

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.”

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

CRUISE SNAPSHOT

Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour or Heidelberg with castle visit or Philosopher’s Walk.

15 Nights Cruising

DAY 13: RÜDESHEIM, CRUISING THE RHINE b BB L D

44 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

Experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one of two ways today. Take in spectacular views of the region’s famous vineyards from the perspective Onboard: This morning, head up to the top of an aerial cable car, or venture within an deck or find a seat with a good view—you atmospheric medieval monastery and taste the won’t want to miss seeing the ship navigate its Rieslings made on site. The town is best known way through a marvel of modern engineering, for its narrow avenue of shops and wine bars the Main-Danube Canal. A formidable set of called the Drosselgasse. locks, 16 in all, lifts your ship to the crest of the European continental divide. Featured Excursions: Choice of Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald DAY 9: BAMBERG b BB L D Monument or Abbey Eberbach medieval Your floating boutique hotel takes you to monastery tour with Riesling tasting. Bamberg today, a well-preserved town that offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times. Back Onboard: Experience the most spectacular Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper scenery on the Rhine later in the afternoon as into the Franconian countryside to experience you cruise past the famous Middle Rhine Valley. an authentic slice of rural life—including a tractor ride. Like Rome, the city is built on seven DAY 14: COLOGNE** BB L FD hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops each one. You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying Featured Excursions: Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour and exclusive Franconian “Village Day.”

DAY 10: WÜRZBURG (ROTHENBURG)

b BB L D Your ship will dock in the charming Franconian town of Würzburg, where you can visit the extraordinary Würzburg Residence—one of the most opulent baroque palaces in Europe. Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residence visit and Court Gardens and Fairytale Rothenburg.

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homage to its most well-known 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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May 30 Jul 13 Aug 26 Oct 09

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

DAY 15: AMSTERDAM b BB L D Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a private “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Van Gogh Museum. You’ll have the museum’s extraordinary collection all

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10 Days

HIGHLIGHTS OF EASTERN EUROPE

• Marvel at Bucharest’s grand People’s Palace, the second largest building in the world, on a Masterpiece Collection tour. • Embark on a tour of Ceaușescu’s Palace, the former dictator’s private mansion.

S.S. BEATRICE OR RIVER DUCHESS

• 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.

Budapest

HUNGARY

TOURING EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION

MOHÁCS

CROATIA

OSIJEK

BATINA

ROMANIA

VUKOVAR

Danube River

UNESCO SITE

Iron Gates BELGRADE

GOLUBAC

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VELIKO TARNOVO ARBANASSI

BULGARIA Budapest, Hungary


Central Europe 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.

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.

DAY 6: VIDIN b BB L D Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian DAY 2: BUDAPEST b BB L WD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida Buda and Pest each has its own distinctive attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion character and allure. Explore this dynamic today—a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik and multifaceted city with your choice of rock formations. excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on our walking tour, cover more Featured Excursion: Belogradchik Red Rock Valley. ground with a panoramic tour or “Let’s Go” with a guided bike ride. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s Afternoon Onboard: Enjoy an onboard lecture capital, offers an enchanting combination of and deep dive into Serbia’s present state. East and West. DAY 7: ROUSSE b BB L FD Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is Panoramic Highlights with Parliament visit or sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. 19th-century mansions and public buildings. Back Onboard: In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, 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.

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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.

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CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

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.

2 Nights Touring 22 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

Evening Entertainment: Local comes alive onboard with a Balkan folklore children’s choir performance.

11 Included Excursions

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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: Bucharest Panoramic Highlights tour or Bucharest “Do as the Locals Do.”

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

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

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25 Days

ULTIMATE EUROPEAN JOURNEY

Grand Itinerary • Explore everything from the North Sea to the Black Sea on a combination of our European Jewels and Highlights of Eastern Europe itineraries.

RIVER DUCHESS

• Embark on a tour of Ceaușescu’s Palace, the former dictator’s private mansion.

“The best holiday I have ever taken. Interesting locations, fabulous ship, amazing food and an awesome team.” –

Cara

• Sip your favorite cocktail onboard at the stylish Blue Danube Lounge. • Delight in two exclusive Morning with the Masters experiences with early access to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Art History Museum in Vienna. • Be treated to a Riesling tasting in a stunning medieval monastery. • Enjoy the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace after hours, a Masterpiece Collection experience.

THE NETHERLANDS Amsterdam

Rhine River

GERMANY COLOGNE

RÜDESHEIM WÜRZBURG

Main River BAMBERG

FRANKFURT

KITZINGEN WERTHEIM

NUREMBERG

ROTHENBURG REGENSBURG KELHEIM PASSAU

Wachau Valley

SLOVAKIA

MELK VIENNA

ENGELHARTSZELL WEISSENKIRCHEN

AUSTRIA

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

TOURING

ROMANIA OSIJEK

BATINA VUKOVAR

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

Danube River Iron Gates

CROATIA

ROUSSE

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VIDIN

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VELIKO TARNOVO

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Central Europe soaring skyscrapers, which coexist with the city’s DAY 1: AMSTERDAM (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If your traditional Old Town architecture. Experience cruise/tour package includes a group arrival Frankfurt’s many contrasts today by visiting transfer or if you have purchased a private Germany’s oldest museum or taking a guided arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld “Let’s Go” bike ride. representative and transferred to the ship. Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour or Heidelberg DAY 2: AMSTERDAM b BB L WD Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the with castle visit or Philosopher’s Walk. North,” starting with a private “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Van Gogh Museum. You’ll DAY 6: WERTHEIM b BB L D have the museum’s extraordinary collection all After today, you may never eat a pretzel again to yourself, with an art historian to show you the without thinking of the town of Wertheim. You’ll highlights. Afterwards, explore the delightfully meet one of Germany’s best pretzel makers, as quirky city with a canal ride or on foot with a well as the owner of a historic wine estate. local expert. Featured Excursions: Choice of Wertheim Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” walking tour with pretzel making and wine at the Van Gogh Museum with a choice of tasting at a private wine estate or “Let’s Go” Amsterdam canal cruise or “Do as the Locals Do” bicycle tour from Freudenberg to Wertheim. Amsterdam walking tour. DAY 7: WÜRZBURG b BB L D Your ship will dock in the charming Franconian DAY 3: COLOGNE* BB L D You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying town of Würzburg, where you can visit the homage to its most well-known site, the extraordinary Würzburg Residence—one of the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s most opulent baroque palaces in Europe. cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town, introduce you to Featured Excursion: Würzburg Residence visit. the famous local brew, and share some of the Explore: Embark on a hike to the stunning cathedral’s secrets with you. Marienberg Fortress. Featured Excursion: Cologne walking discovery DAY 8: KITZINGEN (ROTHENBURG) tour with Cologne Cathedral and Kölsch beer. b BB D Explore: Begin your day by making use of our Step into a fairytale version of the Middle complimentary Nordic walking poles with a Ages in Rothenburg as you explore the city or opt to spend a relaxing day onboard as guided stroll along the river. your ship wends its way along the Main River between Kitzingen and Schweinfurt. It’s DAY 4: RÜDESHEIM b BB L D Experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one something of a truism to say that this route of two ways today. Take in spectacular views takes you from wine to beer, and you’ll see the of the region’s famous vineyards from the transition as you sail past the cycling hotspot perspective of an aerial cable car, or venture of Schweinfurt toward Bavaria’s famous beerwithin an atmospheric medieval monastery brewing center, Bamberg. and taste the Rieslings made on site. The town is best known for its narrow avenue of shops Featured Excursion: Fairytale Rothenburg. and wine bars called the Drosselgasse and its Explore: Pedal through Schweinfurt on an Niederwald Monument. afternoon bike ride. Featured Excursions: Choice of Rüdesheim BB L D wine village and panoramas of Niederwald DAY 9: BAMBERG Monument or Abbey Eberbach medieval Your floating boutique hotel takes you to Bamberg today, a well-preserved town that monastery tour with Riesling tasting. offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times. Back Onboard: Experience the most spectacular Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper scenery on the Rhine later in the afternoon as into the Franconian countryside to experience an authentic slice of rural life—including a you cruise past the German Corner. tractor ride. Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops DAY 5: FRANKFURT (HEIDELBERG) each one. b BB L D Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe due to its profusion of bankers and Featured Excursions: Bamberg walking discovery

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DAY 11: KELHEIM, REGENSBURG**

b BB L D Today in Regensburg, you can travel through time or get a crash course on making craft beer, then watch high-tech robots assemble the Ultimate Driving Machine. 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.

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. Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn and Ilz—Passau is well-known for its ornate baroque cathedral. Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau panoramic tour with mini hikes.

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because of the way the city hugs the banks of the river, Budapest is an enchanting city that BB L D Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval and very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau modern. Made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) Valley. A local expert will show you around and and Pest (the flatlands)—and divided by the introduce you to some regional delicacies; later, Danube, Hungary’s capital presents an array you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike of architectural styles that reveal its long and that includes a wine tasting. Prefer to go for varied history. baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest— its extraordinarily opulent library. Panoramic Highlights & Opera or Highstreet Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest “Village Day” with vineyard hike or Melk Abbey walking tour. with library visit. DAY 16: BUDAPEST BB L D Back Onboard: This evening, see the Danube Enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the Hungarian illuminated by the night sky as you cruise past capital to your heart’s content. Other passengers are heading home today, but you are only halfway Melk to Passau. through your marvelous holiday. DAY 14: VIENNA b BB L FD Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for DAY 17: BUDAPEST b BB L WD its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Experience the City of Waltzes with your Buda and Pest each has its own distinctive choice of excursions, as well as VIP access character and allure. Explore this dynamic to an extraordinary collection of art—having and multifaceted city with your choice of an opportunity to see these masterpieces excursions—you can see it from a local’s in complete privacy is an extra-special treat perspective on our exclusive walking tour. reserved solely for Uniworld guests. Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest Featured Excursions: Exclusive “Morning with the Panoramic Highlights with Parliament visit or Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum and “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. 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 Explore: Enjoy a picture-perfect bike ride around be prepared for you. Danube Island. DAY 18: VUKOVAR (OSIJEK) b BB L D Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which DAY 15: BUDAPEST b BB L D Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal

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civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside 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.

DAY 19: BELGRADE b 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. 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 Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or “Let’s Go” “I Bike Belgrade” tour.

DAY 20: GOLUBAC b BB L D Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lines the banks of the river. Keep an eye out for Trajan’s Plaque, which the ancient Romans erected to commemorate the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the 14th century. Featured Excursion: Lepenski Vir archaeological park and Golubac Castle. 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.

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.

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: Bucharest Panoramic Highlights tour or Bucharest “Do as the Locals Do.”

DAY 24: 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 Featured Excursion: Belogradchik Red Rock Valley. Nicolae Ceaușescu, where you’ll have a guided tour. It’s been a quarter of a century since Onboard: Revel in an intriguing lecture on deposed Romanian president Ceaușescu and his “Serbia Today.” wife Elena were executed by a firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989, but now you can roam DAY 22: ROUSSE the opulent 80-room residence where the couple b BB L FD Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is once lived, situated on 3.5 acres of grounds in one sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant of Bucharest’s most desirable neighborhoods. 19th-century mansions and public buildings. You may choose to see some of the charming Featured Excursion: Ceaușescu’s Palace: the town after venturing to a pair of historic dictator’s private mansion. monasteries, or spend the day visiting two historic hill towns. Your Call: Travel to the Sinaia Mountain Resort and Peles Castle and enjoy a Romanian lunch Featured Excursions: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Romanian sparkling wine at Azuga Rhine and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch Cellars on a “Masterpiece Collection” experience. or Rousse “Do as the Locals Do” walking discovery tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo DAY 25: BUCHAREST (DEPART) monasteries. b CB/BB Check out of your hotel this morning. If your DAY 23: GIURGIU (DISEMBARK), cruise/tour package includes a group departure TRANSFER TO BUCHAREST e b BB transfer or if you have purchased a private This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in departure transfer, you will be transferred to Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic city for your flight home. e b

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2 Nights Touring 65 Meals Including 2 Welcome Dinners and 2 Farewell Dinners 43 Included Excursions

4 Exclusive Experiences

10 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES Amsterdam to Bucharest River Duchess

Bucharest to Amsterdam River Duchess

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“Our 4th Uniworld cruise and there’s a reason we keep coming back. Great itineraries, outstanding guides, super staff, quality wine and spirits, and interesting menus beautifully prepared. Why wouldn’t we be repeat guests?” – Jullius

GERMANY 2

Prague

Nuremberg

Main-Danube Canal

CZECH REPUBLIC

REGENSBURG

PASSAU

SLOVAKIA

MELK SPITZ

ENGELHARTSZELL

GREIN

VIENNA

Wachau Valley BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

Danube River

TOURING

ROMANIA

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

OSIJEK

VUKOVAR

Iron Gates

CROATIA

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Bucharest

BELGRADE Giurgiu ROUSSE

IVANOVO

VIDIN

SERBIA Vienna, Austria

BULGARIA

VELIKO TARNOVO ARBANASSI


UNIQUELY UNIWORLD Grand Itinerary • Enjoy a combination of two splendid European itineraries, Delightful Danube & Prague and Highlights of Eastern Europe. • Visit Serbia’s breathtaking Djerdap Gorge and its famed archaeological site. • Delight in a home-hosted lunch in a Croatian country town. • Be treated to a private 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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rise and fall of the Third Reich. DAY 1: PRAGUE b Arrive at Václav Havel Airport Prague. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival DAY 4: CRUISING THE MAIN-DANUBE * BB L WD transfer or if you have purchased a private CANAL, REGENSBURG “Regensburg is so beautifully situated; this arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to region had to attract a town,” wrote Goethe in his Diary of an Italian Voyage. And attract a the hotel. town it did, but not due to its beautiful location alone. Ambitious and farseeing locals built a DAY 2: PRAGUE b BB A magnet for generations of artists, writers, bridge (Steinerne Brücke, or Stone Bridge) over scientists and composers, Prague is famous the Danube back in the 12th century, making for its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance Regensburg an international trading hub. (and the beers here are pretty amazing too). A Because so many of the handsome buildings thousand years of architecture, from ornate from that period remain, UNESCO declared the Gothic to fanciful postmodern, has been old city center a World Heritage Site in 2006. beautifully preserved in Prague, which also boasts a lively art scene and up-and-coming Featured Excursions: Choice of “Baroque 500” fashion designers, making it a fun as well as a Thurn and Taxis castle visit or BMW factory visit or “Let’s Go” Regensburg hiking experience. beautiful place to visit. Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit. Your Call: If you’d like, venture to Terezín, a former WWII concentration camp, and uncover the fortress’s devastating history on a “Masterpiece Collection” tour.

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Passau is where three rivers meet—the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube—and three nations almost meet: Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Explore the historic Old Town or choose a more active adventure, including a “Curated Service” to tee off at Europe’s #1 golf resort.

the Danube on your way to your next destination. Cap your sailing day with a nighttime walk in the charming village of Grein. Your Call: Embark on a “Masterpiece Collection” “Let’s Go” Bavarian bicycle ride.

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: Private 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 Nuremberg has been a city of great cultural as the legendary opera house in the heart significance ever since ancient Roman times, Onboard: Start your day by taking in jawand its long and colorful (and tragic) history dropping views as you sail along the Schlögener of the city. Or indulge your passion for art makes it a fascinating place to explore. Leave Schlinge—a breathtaking hairpin loop in the with visits to two distinctively different collections amassed by the Habsburgs and the beautiful Prague this morning and travel via Danube. Belvedere’s extraordinary cache of paintings motorcoach to captivating Nuremberg, where by renowned artists. Vienna is a treasure ENGELHARTSZELL your ship awaits. Before you embark on your DAY 6: PASSAU trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art river voyage, you’ll have time to enjoy lunch on BB L D your own and then explore historic Nuremberg Take in the astounding sights of the Austrian collections and inviting cafés—and today it is and visit important sites associated with the countryside as you cruise along scenic stretches of yours to explore. DAY 3: PRAGUE, TRANSFER TO NUREMBERG (EMBARK) b e BB D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau city tour with Old Town walk.


Central Europe

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

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BB L FD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has its own distinctive character and allure. Explore this city with your choice of excursions—see it from a local’s perspective Featured Excursions: Choice of Belgrade on a walking tour, or cover more ground with a city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of panoramic tour. Budapest offers an enchanting Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or “Let’s Go” combination of East and West, old and new. Even “I Bike Belgrade” tour. its geography is made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—divided by DAY 14: GOULBAC b BB L D the Danube. Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest fortress. All along the way, history lines the Panoramic Highlights & Opera or Highstreet banks of the river. shopping or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. Featured Excursion: Lepenski Vir archaeological park and Golubac Castle. DAY 10: BUDAPEST BB L D Enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the Hungarian Back Onboard: This evening’s main attraction capital to your heart’s content. Other passengers will be the spectacular scenery along the are heading home today, but you are only Danube, as you cruise a stretch of gorges halfway through your marvelous holiday. Today known as the Iron Gates. you have an opportunity to explore Budapest’s treasures at your leisure. DAY 15: VIDIN b BB L D Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once Evening Sailing: Budapest is especially enchanting played an important role in medieval Bulgarian at night, which you’ll see during an after-dinner politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. sailing of the illuminated city. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today— a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock DAY 11: BUDAPEST formations. b BB L WD Today you have three options to explore the dynamic Hungarian way of life. Embark on Featured Excursion: Belogradchik Red Rock Valley. a panoramic tour of the capital city’s most striking architectural sights and historical DAY 16: ROUSSE b BB L FD landmarks. Immerse yourself in daily life on a Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is walking tour with quintessential Budapestian sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant stops complete with samplings of delicious 19th-century mansions and public buildings. local treats like truffles, pastries, chocolate You may choose to see some of the town after and coffee. Or opt for more active exploration venturing to a pair of historic monasteries, or on a guided bike tour through the city’s lush spend the day visiting two historic hill towns. green spaces. Featured Excursions: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch Panoramic Highlights with Parliament visit or or Rousse “Do as the Locals Do” walking “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. discovery tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries. Explore: Enjoy a hike to the Gellert Hill Citadella. Explore: After your choice of excursions, experience DAY 12: VUKOVAR (OSIJEK) b BB L D Rousse from the viewpoint of a bicycle trip through Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, the city at your leisure. which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful DAY 17: GIURGIU (DISEMBARK), countryside and thriving folk traditions, TRANSFER TO BUCHAREST e b BB L as well as simple, delicious local rustic This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in food. You’ll dock in Vukovar, Croatia’s biggest Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to port, at the confluence of the Danube and Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic Vuka rivers. city tour or walking tour in the old Lipscani district. Tonight, you’ll relax in the comfort of Featured Excursions: Choice of Vucedol Culture a beautiful luxury hotel located in the heart of Museum and lunch at a family winery or full-day the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and tour of Osijek with exclusive home-hosted lunch. economic center.

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

DAY 19: BUCHAREST (DEPART) b CB/BB Check out of your hotel this morning. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport for your flight home.

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 14 Nights Cruising

4 Nights Touring 40 Meals Including 2 Welcome Dinners and 2 Farewell Dinners 21 Included Excursions

2 Exclusive Experiences

6 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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

Bucharest to Prague S.S. Beatrice

May 20 Aug 12

Apr 22 Jun 03 Aug 26

Cruise-Only Option Available 16 Nights, Nuremberg to Bucharest 16 Nights, Bucharest to Nuremberg Visit Uniworld.com for pricing.

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NEW for 2019 . 15 Days

ALLURING AMSTERDAM & VIENNA

RIVER PRINCESS “Words cannot express how impressed I was with everything—service, meals, attention to detail, friendliness—all extremely professional. I can’t wait to return on a Uniworld tour next year.” – Karin

THE NETHERLANDS Amsterdam EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT

Rhine River

EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

COLOGNE

WÜRZBURG

VOLKACH

BAMBERG

Main River

RÜDESHEIM

NUREMBERG

MILTENBERG

Main-Danube Canal

ROTH REGENSBURG

GERMANY

DÜRNSTEIN PASSAU ENGELHARTSZELL

Wachau Valley Vienna

Danube River

AUSTRIA Vienna, Austria


UNIQUELY UNIWORLD • Pay a visit to traditional Kölsch beer halls and the stylish Belgian Quarter. • Cycle, hike or paddle the picturesque Main loop. • Sample Bamberg’s famed beer on a Masterpiece Collection experience. • Take a sunset hike through castle ruins. • Sample the region’s best Rieslings at Rheinweinwelt. • Curl up with a good book onboard at the Captain’s Lounge and Library.

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DAY 1: AMSTERDAM (EMBARK) b e D 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.

of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Valley. This city has a long history going back to Residence visit and Court Gardens or Court Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, Gardens or “Let’s Go” hike to Festung Marienberg. a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument. Your Call: Afterwards, if you’re feeling hungry, You may choose to visit Rheinweinwelten or, for venture to Hohenlohe Slow Food Academy and a more active jaunt, take a vineyard hike that awaken your taste buds with a “Masterpiece includes a picnic with the wine made famous by Collection” wine and slow food tasting in DAY 2: AMSTERDAM b BB L WD Weikersheim village. Or hop onboard the Experience the magic and beauty of Amsterdam the region. Rothenburg Express and let it transport you via a canal cruise, before visiting the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch,” or Featured Excursions: Choice of “Let’s Go” back in time. strolling through Amsterdam’s canal-lined streets. hike from Rudesheim to Assmanshausen Holland’s largest city, Amsterdam has been an or Rheinweinwelten visit—the best Rhine DAY 7: VOLKACH BB L D international port and financial center for 400 Rieslings paired with artisanal refined cheeses. Your day brings you to Volkach and the heart of the Franconian wine country. It’s a region years, endowing it with a cosmopolitan flair to Onboard: Get your cameras ready because this full of overwhelming natural beauty, rooted match its historic architecture. morning we’re sailing past Koblenz, German communities, marvelous flavors and villages that have been making wine for countless Featured Excursions: Choice of Amsterdam Corner and all the castles along the Rhine. generations. Explore the town and its canals and famous Rijksmuseum or “Do as the DAY 5: MILTENBERG BB L D surrounding countryside, with stops at the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour. The perfect German town calls for a day full of breathtaking Main horseshoe bend, the GothicBack Onboard: Be treated to a Welcome Dinner. quintessential German experiences. Resting on styled pilgrimage church of St. Mary of the the left bank of the Main, Miltenberg is classically Assumption and Vogelsburg Castle. quaint with its charming squares, farmland, DAY 3: COLOGNE* b BB L D You have an array of choices for how you wish biking and pedestrian paths, impressive castles Featured Excursion: Heart of the Franconian wine country: cycle, hike or paddle the to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those and one of Germany’s oldest inns. Main loop. interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to Featured Excursion: Miltenberg Village Day with BB L D the city’s iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cologne brewery visit, farm visits, paint and wine class DAY 8: BAMBERG Bamberg in its entirety is not only described Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to and biking along the Main River. as beautiful, but has often been regarded as visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew DAY 6: WÜRZBURG BB L D one of Germany’s most attractive settlements, of the city, Kölsch. The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World with its ravishing architecture, intersecting Featured Excursions: Choice of Cologne walking Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the region’s canals and rivers, and charming stores and discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral or history through the European Renaissance. It restaurants, all framed by rolling hills. Browse even contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco by antique stores, taste smoked beer at a brewery Cologne “Do as the Locals Do.” Tiepolo. Get outdoors and enjoy a scenic hike around (did we mention it’s the Franconian beer Festung Marienberg, a prominent landmark that capital?) and marvel at its historic buildingDAY 4: RÜDESHEIM BB L D Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one was previously home to a long line of prince-bishops. lined narrow medieval streets. After you’ve

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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.

Back Onboard: Be treated to a cocktail hour as have purchased a private departure transfer, you sail through the Danube horseshoe bend, you will be transferred to Vienna International Schlögener Schlinge. Airport for your flight home.

DAY 12: DÜRNSTEIN BB L FD Natural wonders of the Wachau Valley and exquisite food and wine are on the menu for your DAY 9: NUREMBERG ROTH BB D day in Dürnstein. Meander around the town’s Medieval Nuremberg is a charming walled city beautiful streets lined with wildly photogenic nestled on the banks of the Main River and is buildings and restaurants teeming with wine characterized by its fortifications, stone towers and produced on the outskirts of town. You won’t Middle Ages remnants. Explore its breathtaking want to miss a sampling of the region’s most sandstone architecture with a panoramic tour of acclaimed wines at Austria’s oldest wine estate, the city, including a stop at the Nuremberg Castle, Nikolaihof. See a saffron workshop and get an an impressive medieval complex. Climb to the exclusive look at the making of the spice as top for fantastic views of Nuremberg and beyond. precious as gold. History buffs may wish to visit significant WWII sites, such as the Documentation Center and Nazi Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein Party Rally Grounds. village stroll and exclusive Nikolaihof wine estate visit with tasting or Dürnstein village Featured Excursion: Nuremberg Panoramic stroll and saffron workshop. Highlights tour with Nuremberg castles and downtown walk. DAY 13: VIENNA BB L D Arrive in Vienna and get ready for a myriad of DAY 10: REGENSBURG** BB L D Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s exclusive-to-Uniworld excursions just waiting long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called to be discovered, such as a “Morning with the the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum, City home. Regensburg boasts the largest where the doors will open early just for you as medieval Old Town north of the Alps (over 1,500 you join an art historian for a tour; or a panoramic listed buildings), a prominent skyline and a large tour of the city’s Ringstrasse, a circular grand collection of museums, exhibits and theaters. Find boulevard that surrounds Vienna’s Old Town your need for speed with a tour of the state-of- historic district and famous monuments. the-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker’s cuttingedge plant and learn how it’s manufactured Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive millions of cars. Futuristic and antiquated—it’s “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art the best of both worlds in splendid Regensburg. History Museum with Imperial City highlights or “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in or Vienna Mystery Tour. One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour or BMW factory visit. Your Call: Tonight, you have the opportunity to enjoy a “Masterpiece Collection” Mozart and Your Call: If you’d like, pay a visit to Hop Strauss concert at a Viennese palace. Country Farm or get a taste for the local life with a “Masterpiece Collection” Bavarian DAY 14: VIENNA BB L D sausage workshop later in the day. Enjoy a full day of leisure in Vienna, with the choice to explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive DAY 11: PASSAU ENGELHARTSZELL into its vast artistic and musical legacy. The BB L D city is known for its Imperial palaces, famous Arrive in the afternoon in the “City of Three Rivers,” residents and expansive art collections. See where medieval lanes, tunnels, cathedrals and the highlights as you take in Old Town’s art archways fuse with modern shopping malls and and food, including scrumptious pastries, buildings. Marvel at the Italian baroque-style or discover Viennese history at the World St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection largest church pipe organ in the world (way to go, of Habsburg family treasures. It’s a good thing Passau) or set out on a panoramic tour of the city you have plenty of time. with mini hikes to the best vistas. Your afternoon brings new experiences in the forest-dotted Featured Excursion: Full day of leisure in Vienna. district of Engelhartszell. Experience Bavaria’s great outdoors on a scenic bike ride along the Your Call: Spend your afternoon on a “Masterpiece Danube to Engelhartszell. Collection” visit to Schönbrunn Palace. Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau panoramic tour with mini hikes and “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking.

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 14 Nights Cruising 40 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 27 Included Excursions

2 Exclusive Experiences

8 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Vienna to Amsterdam River Princess

Amsterdam to Vienna River Princess

May 26 Jul 07 Aug 18 Sep 29

Apr 28 Jun 09 Jul 21 Sep 01 Oct 13

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

Most wonderful way to see so much of the countries in such a relaxed way. - Mary -

On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed; however, individual visits are still welcomed.

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MAGNIFICENT MOSELLE & RHINE

RIVER QUEEN

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.

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

• Learn about Trier’s rich Roman history on a panoramic walking tour. • Pedal along the most scenic bike trails of the Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers. • Embark on a Sip and Savor tour of Trier with a sampling of Roman dishes from Apicius’ recipe book. • Experience a healthy dose of history with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery.

Cologne

GERMANY

BONN

Rhine River

COCHEM

BOPPARD

EDIGER-ELLER

Moselle River TRIER

Frankfurt

BERNKASTEL REMICH

MAINZ

RÜDESHEIM

LUXEMBOURG

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE TRAIN TRANSFER

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dramatic castle, impressive landscapes and Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. If your cruise pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings package includes a group arrival transfer or if lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high you have purchased a private arrival transfer, above on a cliff, the brilliant Reichsburg Castle you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and and transferred to the ship. Cochem below.

DAY 2: FRANKFURT BB L WD Settle into impressive Frankfurt. The city Featured Excursions: Cochem—Pearl of the and its business district, Mainhattan, flaunt Moselle—and magnificent Reichsburg Castle, mixed-material skyscrapers that protrude plus choice of exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village from its otherwise classically German skyline. Day” or “Let’s Go” Riesling vineyard hike. Experience one of Germany’s most unique cities REMICH BB L D by foot or by bike, making time to sample its DAY 6: TRIER Trier, the largest Roman city outside of Italy, famed Ebblewoi. is no stranger to famous landmarks, stunning Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt “Do as cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World the Locals Do” or “Let’s Go” Mainhattan by bike. Heritage sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you Your Call: Today, you have the choice of three stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. “Masterpiece Collection” experiences—Jewish Frankfurt & Rothschild legacy, Heidelberg Featured Excursion: Trier panoramic walking tour. with Renaissance Castle visit or Philosopher’s BERNKASTEL BB L D Walk or a visit to Grube Messel, the most DAY 7: REMICH On this day, uncover Remich’s diverse history important dinosaur dig in Europe. and natural landscapes at the Roman Villa DAY 3: MAINZ RÜDESHEIM b BB L D Borg. Or discover one of Germany’s most Start your day with an array of opportunities scenic wonders, the Saar Bow, a breathtaking in this colorful and modern German city river loop that astonishingly cuts into the nestled on the Rhine. Once a Roman military landscape. In the neighboring country of post, Mainz still holds onto its historical Luxembourg, experience a healthy dose importance in a whole new age. Discover of history with a visit to the expansive Mainz’s Old Town on a walking tour or cross Luxembourg American War Cemetery and the Rhine to explore the elegant spa town Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of Wiesbaden, with its Old-World-grandeur of World War II. parks and villas. When your afternoon begins in Rüdesheim, journey to the Abbey Eberbach, Featured Excursions: Choice of Roman Villa one of the most beautiful architectural sites in Borg and the Saar Bow or Luxembourg City best-of and must-see. all of Germany. Featured Excursions: Mainz espresso walk to Old Town and Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting.

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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 the city 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.

DAY 10: COLOGNE (DISEMBARK)

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 9 Nights Cruising 26 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 20 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

After Hours: You’ll be staying overnight in Bernkastel, which means you have ample time to explore everything from notable landmarks to hidden local gems.

3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

DAY 8: BERNKASTEL BB L D Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. If a bike is your Featured Excursions: Choice of Boppard wine transportation of choice, cycle along the village stroll or “Let’s Go” Rhine biking or walking. dreamy paths of the Middle Moselle.

Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. Make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride.

Onboard: Grab a coveted spot on the top deck as we sail along the gorgeous Rhine this morning.

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

DAY 5: COCHEM b BB L D Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its

DAY 9: BONN COLOGNE* BB L FD Start your day in Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace of Bonn. Here, you can explore the

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UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

REMARKABLE RHINE & HISTORIC HOLLAND

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

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• Learn about the Rothschild family’s rags-to-riches saga in Frankfurt.

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

• 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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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.

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.

BB L WD Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the DAY 11: BASEL (DISEMBARK) North,” starting with a private “Morning with e b CB/BB DAY 7: MAINZ FRANKFURT BB L D the Masters” tour of the Amsterdam Hermitage. Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Disembark the ship and be transferred to Basel Afterwards, explore the city on foot. Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring airport for your flight home. skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive architecture. “Morning with the Masters” at the Hermitage Museum or discover Dutch crafts, windmills and Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt “Do museums at Zaanse Schans. as the Locals Do” with Staedel Museum visit or “Let’s Go” Frankfurt by bike. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Visit to Portuguese 10 Nights Cruising Synagogue and Jewish Museum. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Frankfurt Jewish Museum and the legacy of the Rothschilds. 29 Meals DAY 3: ROTTERDAM NEW BB L D Including 1 Welcome Dinner BB L D You’ll spend your day exploring Rotterdam’s DAY 8: SPEYER (WORMS) and 1 Farewell Dinner Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient historic splendor, vibrant culture, varied architectural landscape and maritime heritage. treasures harmoniously coexist with modern29 Included Excursions Embark on a stroll around the port city’s most day innovation. A third option is our “Jewish Heritage” excursion to an ancient center of enticing spots, like the spectacular new Market Hall. Venture to the nearby village of Kinderdijk learning and religion in Worms. Join a local expert for an intriguing guided stroll through 2 Exclusive Experiences and marvel at a group of 19 towering windmills. the historic small town of Speyer, famous for its vast Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO World Featured Excursions: Choice of Dutch culinary Heritage Site. stroll of Rotterdam’s superdutch, supersized 5 UNESCO Heritage Sites market hall or Kinderdijk windmills. Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking

CRUISE SNAPSHOT

DAY 4: ARNHEM NEW BB L D

discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting.

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Arnhem, almost completely destroyed in WWII, has blossomed into a burgeoning Dutch city, Jewish Heritage Highlight: Ancient Jewish center with several museums, shop-lined streets and of learning and religion in Worms. historic landmarks. DAY 9: STRASBOURG BB L D Featured Excursions: Choice of Arnhem Airborne After docking in town, you’ll have a chance Museum WWII or Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route. to discover Strasbourg’s many charms with a choice of excursions: a guided “Do as the Your Call: Later in the day, opt for a visit to Locals Do” walking tour of the Petit France the Kröller-Müller Museum and marvel at the district, stopping to try traditional Alsatian second largest Van Gogh collection in the world. 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 * DAY 5: COLOGNE BB L D city’s rich Jewish history, which dates back an You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying astonishing 2,000 years. homage to the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. Guests interested in the city’s Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Jewish past are welcome to explore the centurieslocals do” Strasbourg walking tour or “Let’s Go” old mikveh and Cologne’s Jewish quarter. Strasbourg by bike. 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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JEWISH HERITAGE PROGRAM Our Jewish Heritage Program is available on all departures.

Jewish Heritage Highlight: Alsace’s Jewish past.

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

Basel to Amsterdam River Empress

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CZECH REPUBLIC

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THERESIENTHAL

DEGGENDORF VILSHOFEN PASSAU

GERMANY

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Danube River ENGELHARTSZELL

MELK

Wachau Valley TOURING

AUSTRIA

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

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NEW for 2019 . 10 Days

AUTHENTIC DANUBE & PRAGUE

RIVER PRINCESS “Brilliant. Never a dull moment!” –

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD 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 trip to an exclusive Mozart and Strauss concert at Klosterneuburg.

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• 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. • 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 Excursions: 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.

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its bustling town center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants A new day brings new experiences in the forest- serving up traditional German food and beer, is lined district of Engelhartszell. Experience a city with a fascinating story. Germany’s great outdoors by biking along the Danube River or hiking in the Ilz River Valley. Featured Excursions: Choice of Bavarian Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three Forest village and Theresienthal glass factory Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and visit or “Let’s Go” bike the Danube trail. Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region. Back Onboard: This evening, be treated to a craft Take to the German city by foot and explore beer-pairing dinner with locally sourced brews. its splendid mix of old and new. Marvel at the REGENSBURG Italian baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, DAY 6: STRAUBING BB L D which holds the second largest church pipe KELHEIM* Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s organ in the world. long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial walking discovery tour or Passau geocaching City home. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the scavenger hunt. carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it Your Call: We’ve whipped up two excursions has cranked out millions of automobiles. Your for today—attend a “Masterpiece Collection” afternoon in Regensburg calls for a hands-on Bavarian cooking class at a local farm or tee learning experience on how to make Bavarian off at Europe’s #1 golf resort on a “Curated sausage at a family-owned factory. Service.” Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour or DAY 5: VILSHOFEN DEGGENDORF BMW factory visit. STRAUBING BB L D Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Your Call: If you’d like, participate in a Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep “Masterpiece Collection” Bavarian sausage into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, workshop, where you’ll enjoy a hands-on Germany’s first national park, and discover learning experience in a family-owned factory outdoor leisure at its best. When you’re not on how to make the sausage. Or head outdoors gaping at its remarkable rolling hills, low- for a refreshing bike tour along the Danube. lying mountains and towering trees, you’ll NUREMBERG BB FD have the opportunity for an exclusive visit DAY 7: ROTH to a Theresienthal crystal glass factory. In Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, you’ll delve Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep- straight into the city’s highlights with a visit rooted love for all things food and drink. Amid to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval


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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.

DAY 8: NUREMBERG TO PRAGUE (DISEMBARK) e BB b Disembark your ship Nuremberg to Prague.

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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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21 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

JEWISH HERITAGE PROGRAM

18 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

Our Jewish Heritage Program is available on all departures.

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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DAY 9: PRAGUE BB Prague has been a magnet for artists, writers, scientists and composers for centuries. It also boasts great beer, a lively art scene, stunning castles and up-and-coming fashion designers, making it a fun as well as a beautiful place to visit.

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

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Pre-Cruise Extension 3-Day Vienna Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing. Cruise-Only Option Available 7 Nights, Vienna to Nuremberg 7 Nights, Nuremberg to Vienna Visit Uniworld.com for pricing.

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Vienna to Prague River Princess

Prague to Vienna River Princess

May 12 Jun 23 Aug 04 Sep 15 Oct 27

May 17 Jun 28 Sep 20 Nov 01

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

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ITALY

PO RIVER • THE VENICE LAGOON

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10 Days

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

GEMS OF NORTHERN ITALY

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.

RIVER COUNTESS “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

• 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 1,000year-old mosaics. • Accompany the River Countess’ chef on his early morning shopping trip to the famous Rialto Market. • Experience a private afterhours 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

MAZZORBO

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VALPOLICELLA VERONA

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Arrive at Milan-Malpensa 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 Rosa Grand hotel.

DAY 2: MILAN b BB Milan is a mecca for Italian fashionistas, famous for its innovative design and stylish flair. Venture inside the city’s hulking Gothic cathedral, as well as its cathedral to capitalism, Europe’s oldest shopping arcade. The highlight today is da Vinci’s revolutionary The Last Supper mural. Featured Excursion: Milan highlights city tour.

Generations Highlight: Generations Program guests can explore the canals and beaches of Chioggia on a “Let’s Go” bicycle tour and visit a typical Casone.

DAY 6: POLESELLA (BOLOGNA OR FERRARA) TAGLIO DI PO b BB L D

Explore Italy’s culinary capital Bologna on a fullday tour packed with an exclusive pasta-making workshop and lunch or explore Ferrara on a halfday tour. Featured Excursion: Exclusive pasta making and Italian lunch in Bologna.

Do” Rialto Market visit or Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi. Explore: Embark on a tranquil and picturesque early morning walk from San Basilio to San Marco led by your well-being coach.

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DAY 7: CHIOGGIA VENICE (SETTE MARTIRI) b BB L D

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Stunning Accommodation: Settle into the five- Today, you’ll admire the greatest sites of star Rosa Grand hotel, wonderfully situated charming and coastal Chioggia. Enjoy a stop at the local and lively fish market where you’ll be behind the Piazza del Duomo. accompanied by your chef to pick out the city’s DAY 3: MILAN (VERONA/VALPOLICELLA) best seafood. Climb aboard a bragozzo for a ride through the canals or opt for more active VENICE (SAN BASILIO) (EMBARK) exploration with a bike tour along the harbor b e BB L D En route to Venice, you’ll stop in the literary and out to the beach before heading back to the hometown of Shakespeare’s famously star- ship. Arrive later in the evening in Venice and cap crossed teen lovers to see the sights. Later, off the day with an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime enjoy lunch at a historic wine estate owned by experience at an after-hours lighting ceremony descendants of Dante and learn about one of the inside St. Mark’s Basilica without the crowds. most unique Italian wines, Amarone di Valpolicella. Featured Excursions: Chioggia fish market with Featured Excursion: Verona “City of Romeo and the chef and bragozzo (small boat) ride and private after-hours visit of Saint Mark’s Basilica Juliet” and Valpolicella wine estate lunch. in Venice.* Back Onboard: Revel in a welcome cruise along Venice’s magical Giudecca Canal to San Marco. Explore: Join your well-being coach this evening for a captivating nighttime walk around Venice.

7 Nights Cruising

2 Nights Touring 22 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 13 Included Excursions

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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DAY 4: VENICE (SAN BASILIO) VENICE (SETTE MARTIRI) b BB L WD

DAY 8: VENICE (SETTE MARTIRI/ With your early morning arrival at Doge’s Palace, MAZZORBO/BURANO/MURANO) you’ll be able to marvel at the estate in total CHIOGGIA b BB D peace. Wander through a Venetian neighborhood and experience daily life in a typical Venetian residential quarter. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic lagoon cruise with a sommelier’s notes on Veneto wines. Featured Excursion: A morning walk in Venice. Back Onboard: Enjoy a welcome cocktail on the top deck with Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Canal Grande as your backdrop, followed by a Welcome Dinner.

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Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of Venice and three of its captivating islands. Stroll through Burano’s rainbow of colorful homes and visit a lace-making atelier. While on Mazzorbo, be treated to a very special wine tasting from a saltwater-tolerant heirloom grape, Dorona, which has been planted here to yield a luscious golden wine, before heading to Chioggia.

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Cruise-Only Option Available 7 Nights, Venice to Venice

Featured Excursion: Magic Island Day—hidden treasures of the lagoon.

As your water taxi glides past narrow side canals and the Canal Grande, you’ll arrive in style to Choose between a tour to Padua, a medieval the Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The city, home to Italy’s second oldest university or iconic stone arch bridge sits at the narrowest admire magnificent views as you sail the lagoon point of the Grand Canal and holds numerous to Chioggia and explore the authentic fishing shops and restaurants. Today, you’ll also be able town and its beaches on a “Let’s Go” bicycle tour. to join our chef for his visit to the lively Rialto Market to pick up local ingredients. Featured Excursions: Padua morning walk and market or “Let’s Go” biking Chioggia. Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals

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GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES Milan to Venice River Countess

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France exists to remind you that your dreams are real.

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THE DORDOGNE • THE GARONNE • THE RHÔNE • THE SAÔNE • THE SEINE

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8 Days

PARIS & NORMANDY

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.

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

Connoisseur Collection • Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, such as La Couronne, orchards for cider and Calvados tastings and other culinary hot spots, including complimentary Champagne onboard.

“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.

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ROUEN

Seine River

Normandy

LES ANDELYS GIVERNY

VERNON GIVERNY

LA ROCHE-GUYON

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT

MANTES-LA-JOLIE

FRANCE

EXCURSION UNESCO SITE VERSAILLES

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Paris, France


France 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. Well-being: Enjoy a “Let’s Go” walk to Vedettes de Paris.

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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. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet. Or take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny. Featured Excursions: Choice of Monet’s Gardens at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny. Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will be treated to a Champagne tasting this evening.

DAY 3: ROUEN (NORMANDY BEACHES) BB D There are moments when we travel that move us on an otherworldly level—experiences that stir a profound emotional connection that can’t be found in a book or on a screen. The Normandy beaches have that effect during a sentimental remembrance of Operation Overlord, including a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach memorial, 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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Caudebec-en-Caux, 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 Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf.** Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur

walking discovery tour or “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat.

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

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7 Nights Cruising

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.

19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 13 Included Excursions

1 Exclusive Experience

2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Featured Excursion: Capital of the dukes of Normandy. Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will revel in tea time at La Couronne restaurant where Julia Child first experienced French cuisine.

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

DAY 6: 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.

Mar 24, 31 Apr 07, 14, 21, 28 May 05, 12, 19, 26 Jun 02, 09, 16, 30 Jul 07, 14, 21, 28

Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or Versailles Gardens and Queen’s Hamlet.

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

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.

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DAY 7: PARIS b BB L D Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two muchloved neighborhoods, or pedal your way along the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights.

Paris to Paris S.S. Joie de Vivre

Jul 21, 28 Aug 04

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

DAY 8: PARIS (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship and transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

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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8 Days

BURGUNDY & PROVENCE

Connoisseur Collection • Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, truffle farms, quaint villages and other culinary hot spots, including a tasting of premium Valrhona French chocolate and wine.

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

Lynn

• Embark on a “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 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 TOURNON LE POUZIN VIVIERS

Rhône River TAIN-L’HERMITAGE

Provence Avignon TARASCON ARLES MARSEILLE

Provence, France


France 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. DAY 2: TARASCON (ARLES) b BB L WD Explore a sun-drenched Provençal town today with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there. 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. Featured Excursion: Mediterranean Arles walking tour. Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

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 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. You’ll see the handsome houses constructed by wealthy merchants and garrison officers when you walk through the Rue de Doux area, and you’ll pass the 14th-century church and the oldest secondary school in France.

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 Paris.

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

Featured Excursions: Choice of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting or exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting.

2 Exclusive Experiences

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur 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 fascinating towns in southern France, with a DAY 6: LYON b BB L D 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 under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. mode of transportation with a patisserie-fueled 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 exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Pont du Gard Aqueduct visit. Lyon peninsula bike tour plus “Do as the Locals Your Call: Today we have two “Masterpiece Do” Lyon silk weavers. Collection” excursions to take advantage of— a cooking lesson at a stunning hotel or a regional wine tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DAY 4: VIVIERS

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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. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank.

Explore: If you’re up for exploring on your own, we suggest a bike tour with a stop at the splendid Parc de la Tête d’or.

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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

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

DAY 7: MÂCON (BEAUNE) b BB FD The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine trade, Beaune, is renowned for its history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune.

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION DATES Lyon to Avignon S.S. Catherine

Featured Excursions: Choice of Burgundy wine landscapes or Mâcon walking discovery tour.

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet

Avignon to Lyon S.S. Catherine

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension 3-Day Paris

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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.

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15 Days

GRAND FRANCE

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE & S.S. CATHERINE “Lovely time in France with an outstanding ship and service.” –

Janet

ÉTRETAT

HONFLEUR

CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX

NORMANDY BEACHES

ROUEN LES ANDELYS GIVERNY

VERNON GIVERNY LA ROUCHE GUYON

Normandy

VERSAILLES

MANTES-LA-JOLIE Paris

Seine River

FRANCE

BEAUNE

MÂCON

Saône River

LYON

EMBARK/DISEMBARK

Burgundy

PORT

TOURNON LE POUZIN VIVIERS

EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

Rhône River

TAIN-L’HERMITAGE

Provence

TRAIN TRANSFER TARASCON

Avignon

ARLES

Avignon, France

MARSEILLE


UNIQUELY UNIWORLD Grand Itinerary • Explore France from north to south on our unique Grand France itinerary— a combination of Paris & Normandy and Burgundy & Provence. 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, such as La Couronne, truffle farms, vineyards, orchards and other culinary hot spots, including complimentary Champagne onboard. • 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.

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

beaches have that effect during a sentimental remembrance of Operation Overlord, including a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach memorial, led by musicians playing “Taps.” 2019 serves as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, making this year’s visit exceptionally special.

VERNON

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

DAY 3: ROUEN (NORMANDY BEACHES)

BB D There are moments when we travel that move us on an otherworldly level—experiences that stir a profound emotional connection that can’t be found in a book or on a screen. The Normandy

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

Well-being: Partake in onboard Hatha Yoga for both beginners and advanced levels.

DAY 6: 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 7: PARIS b BB L D Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two neighborhoods, or pedal your way along the Left Bank.

DAY 5: ROUEN b BB L D Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of Latin Quarter. times to the cross marking the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove After Hours: This evening, you have two for the culturally curious. “Masterpiece Collection” experiences to choose Featured Excursion: Capital of the dukes of from—a nighttime trip to the glittering Eiffel Normandy. Tower or an evening at Moulin Rouge.


France Region

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

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BB L D You’ll transfer from the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre cruise ship in Paris to the striking S.S. Catherine in Lyon via high-speed, first-class TGV train for the second half of this grand tour.

DAY 9: MÂCON (BEAUNE) b BB WD The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine trade, Beaune, is renowned for its history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune. Featured Excursions: Choice of Burgundy wine landscapes or Mâcon walking discovery tour.

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 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. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 14 Nights Cruising 39 Meals Including 2 Welcome Dinners and 2 Farewell Dinners

Featured Excursion: Intimate Viviers “Village Day.” 27 Included Excursions

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

3 Exclusive Experience

DAY 13: AVIGNON† BB L FD Your Call: Enjoy the scrumptious treats of The walled city of Avignon is one of the most southern Burgundy on a “Masterpiece Collection” fascinating towns in southern France, with a wine tasting and lunch at Château de Rully. host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. DAY 10: LYON b BB L D As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much more today, and also have a chance to kayak to explore here, from the work of culinary under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the Featured Excursions: Choice of Avignon walking locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a discovery tour with Palace of the Popes or patisserie-fueled bike ride—a great way to see Pont du Gard Aqueduct visit.

9 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES

the sights.

Your Call: Today we have two “Masterpiece Collection” excursions to take advantage of— a Featured Excursions: Choice of Lyon capital cooking lesson at a stunning hotel or a regional gastronomy tour or exclusive guided “Let’s Go” wine tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Lyon peninsula bike tour plus “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon silk weavers. DAY 14: TARASCON (ARLES) b BB L D Explore one of two sun-drenched Provençal Explore: If you’re up for exploring on your towns today, each with an allure all its own. own, we suggest a bike tour with a stop at the Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles splendid Parc de la Tête d’or. inspired Van Gogh so much that he painted some 200 paintings there. Arles has existed since DAY 11: TOURNON (TAIN-L’HERMITAGE) the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks BB L D founded it and named it Theline. If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Tournon may Featured Excursions: Choice of Mediterranean be a small town, but stirring events took place Arles walking tour or Tarascon walking tour. here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the 10th century to protect the region, and new DAY 15: AVIGNON (DISEMBARK) fortifications were added over the centuries, e b CB/BB including two “new” towers built to defend Disembark the ship. If your cruise package against Protestant attacks in the 16th century. includes a group departure transfer or if you have You’ll see the handsome houses constructed by purchased a private departure transfer, you will wealthy merchants and garrison officers when be transferred to Marseille International Airport for your flight home. you walk through the Rue de Doux area. Featured Excursions: Choice of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting or exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting. Onboard: Delight in a lecture on all things Van Gogh, titled “Vincent Van Gogh’s troubled destiny.”

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Apr 21 May 19 Jun 16

Jul 14 Aug 25

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

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‡ 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.

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UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

BRILLIANT BORDEAUX

S.S. BON VOYAGE

Connoisseur Collection • Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you on a Bordeaux walking tour with complimentary caviar tasting to an open deck bus tour through Bordeaux to Remy Martin for Cognac samples and more.

RENOVATED FOR 2019

• Delight in a Masterpiece Collection cooking lesson and lunch at Château Ambe Tour Pouret.

“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

• 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.

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT

FRANCE Gironde Estuary

PAUILLAC LA-FAYETTE BLAYE

Médoc Bordeaux

Bay of Biscay

BOURG-SUR-GIRONDE LIBOURNE SAINT-ÉMILION

CADILLAC

Sauternes

Périgord

Aquitaine Garonne River

St. Emilion, France

EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

Dordogne River


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. DAY 2: BLAYE

BOURG SUR GIRONDE

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with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire

CRUISE SNAPSHOT

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

7 Nights Cruising

your base, travel to nearby breathtaking SaintÉmilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the

20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinners and 1 Farewell Dinners

region’s history and wine culture. BB L WD The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, discovery tour with wine tasting. passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another, with many natural Explore: Today in Libourne you have endless wonders and exotic flowers (brought here by opportunities to get active. Bike, canoe or even local sea captains) all along the way. take a helicopter ride over Libourne Lake. Featured Excursions: Choice of scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress, and Bourg sur Gironde walking tour.

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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 private wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour and “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards.

DAY 4: BLAYE

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DAY 6: LIBOURNE

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BORDEAUX

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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

Bordeaux to Bordeaux S.S. Bon Voyage

extraordinary produce—the foundation for the country’s acclaimed cuisine—as you’ll discover

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

today at a local farmers’ market. Featured Excursion: Libourne “Village Day” with farmers’ market and night stroll around

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

Cité du Vin.

DAY 7: BORDEAUX

Pre-Cruise Extension 3-Day Paris

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For Francophiles who are all Eiffel(ed) out, the

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

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

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION DATES

or on two wheels, the locals’ preferred way to navigate the city’s charming backstreets. You have a wonderful selection of opportunities to see

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this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Apr 14 May 12 Jun 09

Jul 07 Aug 18

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or “Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux’ backstreets and Cité du Vin Museum visit.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Sauternes vineyard with private artisanal wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve or the colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé.

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The experience will be a holiday to talk about forever.

DAY 8: BORDEAUX (DISEMBARK)

have purchased a private departure transfer, International Airport for your flight home.

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A PORTRAIT OF MAJESTIC FRANCE

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE & S.S. BON VOYAGE

RENOVATED FOR 2019

“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

ÉTRETAT

HONFLEUR

CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX

NORMANDY BEACHES

ROUEN LES ANDELYS GIVERNY

VERNON GIVERNY LA ROCHE GUYON

Normandy

VERSAILLES

MANTES-LA-JOLIE

Paris

Seine River

FRANCE

Gironde Estuary PAUILLAC LA-FAYETTE BLAYE

Médoc Bay of Biscay

Bordeaux

BOURG-SUR-GIRONDE LIBOURNE SAINT-ÉMILION

CADILLAC

Sauternes Aquitaine Paris, France

Périgord

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION

Dordogne River

Garonne River

UNESCO SITE TRAIN TRANSFER


UNIQUELY UNIWORLD Grand Itinerary • Delight in the rare opportunity of experiencing two stunning ships, S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Bon Voyage, on one amazing combination itinerary. Connoisseur Collection • Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, such as La Couronne, a cocktail party on the Island of Patiras, orchards for cider and Calvados tastings and other culinary hot spots. • Venture into the remnants of WWII bunkers and portions of the Atlantic Wall in Soulac. • Let’s Go and bike along the scenic back roads of Bordeaux. • Marvel at wraparound views of the Seine from the S.S. Joie de Vivre’s onboard Parisian-style sidewalk café, Le Bistro. • Meet a local Sauternes producer and enjoy a wine tasting on an Exclusive Experience.

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Suite 409, S.S. Joie de Vivre 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. DAY 2: LA ROCHE-GUYON GIVERNY* b BB L WD

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memorial, led by musicians playing “Taps.” Generations Program Highlight: “Generations 2019 serves as the 75th anniversary of the Program” guests will revel in a paint class at Battle of Normandy, making this year’s visit Monet’s studio this afternoon. exceptionally special. Featured Excursion: Omaha Beach Normandy American Cemetery.

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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.

Generations Program Highlight: As a part of Today is a celebration of northern France’s the “Generations Program,” guests will be able natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at château and gardens situated in an equally the U.S. Cemetery in Normandy. Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles grand setting, plus a chance to immerse Palace secret apartments or “Let’s Go” biking yourself in the very landscapes that inspired DAY 4: CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX Versailles Gardens. Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit ROUEN b BB L D the hilltop Château de La Roche-Guyon, Caudebec-en-Caux, a lovely little town on a serene surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering loop of the Seine, is your base for one of two very Your Call: In your free time, you have two sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can different excursions. You could drive through the “Masterpiece Collection” opportunities—attend visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet. beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a tea time at Château de Champs de Bataille or a painting class at Monet’s studio. Or take in the beautiful French countryside in a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, or more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride ** head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf. from Vernon to Giverny. DAY 7: PARIS b BB L D Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur walking Featured Excursions: Choice of Monet’s of Light” or you’ve been here many times discovery tour or “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat. Gardens at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride before, there’s something for everyone today in from Vernon to Giverny. Explore: Follow your well-being coach on a Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two muchConnoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur guided bike ride to Villequier Village with stops loved neighborhoods, or pedal your way along Collection” guests will be treated to a at the Victor Hugo statue and museum. the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in Champagne tasting this evening. the sights. DAY 5: ROUEN b BB L D

DAY 3: ROUEN (NORMANDY BEACHES)

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


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

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your base, travel to nearby breathtaking SaintÉmilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture.

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

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Explore: Today in Libourne you have endless DAY 9: BORDEAUX b BB L WD The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be opportunities to get active. Bike, canoe or even the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? take a helicopter ride over Libourne Lake. Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque DAY 13: LIBOURNE BORDEAUX hamlet after another, with many natural b BB L D wonders and exotic flowers (brought here by The French insist that the key to their superb local sea captains) all along the way. wines is the soil in which they’re grown, the Featured Excursions: Choice of scenic drive terroir. That same terroir also makes for along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with extraordinary produce—the foundation for the Blaye Fortress or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic country’s acclaimed cuisine—as you’ll discover heart of Blaye Fortress, and Bourg sur Gironde today at a local farmers’ market. walking tour.

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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 private wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour, and “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards.

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DAY 12: LIBOURNE (SAINT-ÉMILION)

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DAY 14: BORDEAUX

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 backstreets. You have a wonderful selection of opportunities to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Paris to Bordeaux S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Bon Voyage

Bordeaux to Paris S.S. Bon Voyage & S.S. Joie de Vivre

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or “Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux’ backstreets, and Cité du Vin Museum visit.

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

DAY 15: BORDEAUX (DISEMBARK)

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Bordeaux to Paris S.S. Bon Voyage & S.S. Joie de Vivre

Jul 21, 28 Aug 04

Jul 14, 21, 28

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RENOVATED S.S. BON VOYAGE FOR 2019 , S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE & S.S. CATHERINE

“Amazing trip through France…loved everything.” –

Karen

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

CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX

NORMANDY BEACHES

ROUEN LES ANDELYS GIVERNY

VERNON GIVERNY LA ROUCHE GUYON

Normandy

VERSAILLES

MANTES-LA-JOLIE

PARIS

Seine River

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE TRAIN TRANSFER

FRANCE BEAUNE

PAUILLAC LA-FAYETTE BLAYE

Médoc Bordeaux

BOURG-SUR-GIRONDE LIBOURNE SAINT-ÉMILION

CADILLAC

Sauternes

Périgord

Aquitaine

Saône River

MÂCON LYON

Rhône River

Burgundy TOURNON Dordogne LE POUZIN River

TAIN-L’HERMITAGE

VIVIERS

Provence Garonne River

Avignon TARASCON ARLES

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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. DAY 2: BORDEAUX b BB L WD

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.

The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? discovery tour with wine tasting. Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque Explore: Today in Libourne you have endless hamlet after another, with many natural opportunities to get active. Bike, canoe or even wonders and exotic flowers (brought here by take a helicopter ride over Libourne Lake. local sea captains) all along the way. Featured Excursions: Choice of scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress, and Bourg sur Gironde walking tour.

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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 private wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour, and “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards.

DAY 6: LIBOURNE

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DAY 5: LIBOURNE (SAINT-ÉMILION)

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Gardens at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny. Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will be treated to a Champagne tasting this evening.

DAY 10: ROUEN (NORMANDY BEACHES) BB L D There are moments when we travel that move us on an otherworldly level—experiences that stir a profound emotional connection that can’t be found in a book or on a screen. The Normandy beaches have that effect during a sentimental remembrance of Operation Overlord, including a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach memorial, led by musicians playing “Taps.” 2019 serves as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy,

Featured Excursion: Libourne “Village Day” making this year’s visit exceptionally special. with farmers’ market and night stroll around Cité du Vin. Featured Excursion: Omaha Beach and

DAY 7: BORDEAUX

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 backstreets. You have a wonderful selection of opportunities to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Normandy American Cemetery.

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Caudebec-en-Caux, 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 Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the a game of golf.† Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or “Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux’ backstreets, and Cité du Vin Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur Museum visit. walking discovery tour or “Let’s Go” golfing

DAY 4: BLAYE 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. DAY 8: BORDEAUX (DISEMBARK) Meet a local Sauternes producer and visit a TRANSFER TO PARIS VIA TGV TRAIN (EMBARK) e b BB L D 14th-century fortress. Disembark the S.S. Bon Voyage and transfer to Featured Excursions: Choice of Sauternes Paris via high-speed, first-class TGV train, where vineyard with private artisanal wine tasting your next ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, awaits. at Château de Cazeneuve or the colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé.

Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine.

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

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Today is a celebration of northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid château *Sailing this stretch of the Garonne depends on the and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, you will be transferred to your destination via motorcoach. plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master **Giverny will be closed during March and November Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Château de La cruise departure dates. Golf excursion is open to a limited number of golfers.

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Suite 405, S.S. Catherine

Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour DAY 12: ROUEN b BB D Walk in the footsteps of greatness in or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and 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 “Masterpiece Collection” experiences to choose Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure from—a nighttime trip to the glittering Eiffel Tower or an evening at Moulin Rouge. trove for the culturally curious. Featured Excursion: Capital of the dukes of Normandy. Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will revel in tea time at La Couronne restaurant, where Julia Child first experienced French cuisine.

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)

b BB WD The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in DAY 13: MANTES-LA-JOLIE (VERSAILLES) Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s b BB L FD How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? wine trade, Beaune, is renowned for its Step into the private rooms of the Palace of fascinating history, beauty and highly prized Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune. 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.

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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Lyon peninsula bike tour and “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon silk weavers. Explore: If you’re up for exploring on your own, we suggest a bike tour with a stop at the splendid Parc de la Tête d’or.

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. Featured Excursions: Choice of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting or exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting. Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will be treated to a Valrhona chocolate and wine-pairing onboard.

DAY 19: 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 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: Intimate Viviers “Village Day.”


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

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

DAY 22: AVIGNON (DISEMBARK) b BB L FD The walled city of Avignon is one of the most e b CB/BB fascinating towns in southern France, with a Disembark the ship. If your cruise package host of historic gems to explore—including includes a group departure transfer or if you the fortress residence of rebellious popes who have purchased a private departure transfer, broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. you will be transferred to Marseille International You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much Airport for your flight home. more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. DAY 20: AVIGNON*

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION DATES

DAY 21: TARASCON (ARLES)

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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.

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

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

CRUISE SNAPSHOT

Bordeaux to Avignon S.S. Bon Voyage, S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Catherine Apr 14 May 12 Jun 09

Jul 07 Aug 18

12 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE START DATES Bordeaux to Avignon S.S. Bon Voyage, S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Catherine Apr 14, 28 May 12 Jun 09, 23

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

*

Kayaking on the Gardon River is only available for May through September departure dates.

Pre-Cruise Extension 3-Day Paris

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

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

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we very much enjoyed the trip.” – THOMAS

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THE DOURO RIVER

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PORTUGAL, SPAIN & THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY

• 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.

QUEEN ISABEL

• 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.*

GUIMARÃES

Porto RÉGUA

PINHÃO

BARCA D’ALVA

ENTRE-OS-RIOS

Douro River

VEGA DE TERRÓN

CASTELO RODRIGO COIMBRA

TOURING SALAMANCA

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT

PORTUGAL

3 Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

SPAIN

EXCURSION UNESCO SITE


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Arrive at Lisbon Portela 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 Corinthia Hotel Lisbon.

DAY 2: LISBON b BB Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Get to know this hilly metropolis with a city tour that shows you all the top sights and treats you to an iconic, locally made pastry. 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.

DAY 3: LISBON BB 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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PORTO

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. Featured Excursion: Coimbra tour with Joanina Library visit and family-style lunch. Back Onboard: Take in the scenic delights as you sail from Vila Nova da Gaia to the mouth of the Douro River and back.

Factory visit* or a guided “Let’s Go” scenic bike ride to the sea.

DAY 6: RÉGUA PINHÃO b BB L D Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Get a crash course on the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum. Featured Excursion: Douro Museum. 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.

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 Guimarães city tour or Porto surprise discovery tour. Explore: With an afternoon of leisure, you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own and take advantage of an active “Masterpiece Collection” excursion—biking around the natural marina and estuary.

DAY 11: PORTO (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a b BB L D Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds private departure transfer, you will be transferred its way through the pristine, dramatic UNESCO- to Porto Airport for your flight home. protected 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. DAY 7: PINHÃO

VEGA DE TERRÓN

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT

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

7 Nights Cruising

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

3 Nights Touring

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Today, you can visit the historic university town of Salamanca—the “Golden City”—famous for its sand-colored buildings and abundance of churches.

14 Included Excursions

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

1 Exclusive Experience

Onboard: Take a relaxing dip in the Queen Isabel’s pool, located on the Sun Deck.

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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 DAY 5: PORTO ENTRE-OS-RIOS to ramble, relax and replenish. Or if you wish, b BB L D Portugal’s second city (after Lisbon), Porto gave you can also lace up your hiking boots and its name to the nation’s most famous export, unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an upPort wine, and to the nation itself. Today, choose close gander at some prehistoric carvings at an between two distinctively Portuguese ways to archaeological park. explore Porto. Featured Excursions: Choice of Castelo Rodrigo, Featured Excursions: Choice of panoramic city Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley or tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking Quinta da Avessada wine estate. tour, with local tastings and vintage tram ride. Your Call: With your free time today you’ll have your choice of two “Masterpiece Collection” experiences—an Amorim Cork

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

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

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ancient Roman times. Head to the hills to the prestigious Quinta do Seixo, where you can sip Port while savoring a marvelous 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 Madrid may very well be Europe’s liveliest capital city, a place where people eat late and stay up even You’ll check out of your hotel this morning, guided tour with tasting or vineyard hike and later. Get your bearings with a panoramic overview heading from Madrid toward Portugal and your tasting at a local quinta. ship, which is waiting in Vega de Terrón, near or a more intimate walking tour, both of which the Portuguese border. Along the way you’ll visit DAY 7: RÉGUA b BB L D include a visit to the extraordinary Prado Museum. beautiful Salamanca, the university town where One of Portugal’s top pilgrimage sites is our Tonight, enjoy dinner and a colorful, passionate, Columbus sought advice before sailing west in destination today—Our Lady of Remedies in foot-stomping show at the city’s most exquisite search of a new route to the Indies. Lamego. The church sits high above the town, flamenco venue, Corral de la Moreria. accessible via hundreds of zigzagging steps Featured Excursion: Salamanca walking tour. adorned with beautiful blue and white tiles. Featured Excursions: Choice of Madrid After seeing the sights with a local expert, enjoy panoramic city tour with Prado visit or Madrid Onboard: Take a relaxing dip in the Queen a delicious lunch at A Presunteca de Lamego panoramic and active walking tour with Isabel’s pool, located on the Sun Deck. before carrying on with the rest of your day. Prado visit. Your Call: During your afternoon of leisure, you can embark on a “Masterpiece Collection” tour of the stunning Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family.

DAY 3: MADRID (TOLEDO) b BB Toledo is said to be Spain’s spiritual heart, a timeless, UNESCO-listed city where Muslims, Jews and Christians peacefully coexisted for three centuries. After your city tour you’ll have time to explore—and eat—on your own; the food here is so exceptional that Toledo was named Spain’s gastronomic capital in 2016. Featured Excursion: Toledo—city of walls, silk and swords walking exploration.

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Featured Excursion: Lamego city tour with a Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the sparkling wine tasting at the Quinta da Pacheca. name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. The view from the top is incredible Your Call: Take to the skies this afternoon on and the village is a charming place to ramble, a “Curated Service” helicopter flight over the Douro River Valley, with a landing and lunch at relax and replenish. a local quinta. Featured Excursion: Castelo Rodrigo. Onboard: This afternoon, relax on deck and enjoy some of the most splendidly rugged scenery of the Upper Douro River.

DAY 6: PINHÃO RÉGUA b BB L D Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since

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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.

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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 Excursions: Choice of Guimarães—the cradle of Portugal or Porto shopping experience.

in Óbidos, a walled castle and village. Featured Excursion: Guided stroll through Óbidos.

DAY 12: LISBON b BB 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 city tour that shows you all the top sights and treats you to a unique pastry with an intriguing (and delicious) history.

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Featured Excursion: Lisbon City Tour with visit to the church of the Saint Jeronimo Monastery.

DAY 10: PORTO b BB L D Today you cruise to the mouth of the Douro and Portugal’s second city (after Lisbon), Porto, Your Call: Shuttles are available to take you which gave its name to the nation’s most to and from the hotel this afternoon, which famous export, Port wine, and to the nation is yours to spend as you please. You can even itself. The city is a fascinating combination of embark on a “Masterpiece Collection” tuk-tuk historic buildings and cutting-edge architecture, tour complete with local treats. tradition and vivacious modernity. DAY 13: LISBON b CB/BB If your cruise/tour package includes a group Featured Excursions: Choice of Porto city departure transfer or if you have purchased tour  or “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking a private departure transfer, you will be tour with local tasting and vintage tram ride. transferred to Lisbon Portela Airport for your flight home. Explore: Venture out on a “Masterpiece Collection” guided “Let’s Go” scenic bike ride to the sea. DAY 11: PORTO (DISEMBARK)

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IMPERIAL WATERWAYS OF RUSSIA

• 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 world renowned Russian ballet. • Take a Masterpiece Collection tour of the Fabergé Museum, home of the world’s most complete collection of Fabergé eggs.

RIVER VICTORIA “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 Kizhi 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.

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KIZHI ISLAND

Lake Onega Svir River GORITSY MANDROGI

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Russia 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.

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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.

DAY 2: MOSCOW* b BB L 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.

DAY 3: MOSCOW* b BB D Adventures await with a whole day in Moscow to explore on your own. Return to yesterday’s favorite sites or discover new treasures in this world-class city. Featured Excursion: Full day of leisure in Moscow with a shuttle to and from the ship. Your Call: Begin your full day of leisure with your choice of “Masterpiece Collection” experiences, including a visit to the Jewish Tolerance Center or a tour of the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.

DAY 7: KIZHI ISLAND b BB L D To approach the towering wooden Church of Transfiguration from the water can be a transformative experience. Step ashore for an up-close view of this incredible church.

immaculate grounds, dubbed Pushkin Park, then spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. Featured Excursion: Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin. 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.

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DAY 4: UGLICH b BB D 18 Included Excursions While cruising through the Moscow Canal, you’ll get your first glimpse of rural Russia on your ** way to the quiet and historic town of Uglich. DAY 9: ST. PETERSBURG b BB L D 5 UNESCO Heritage Sites Be prepared for a panorama of magnificent St. Petersburg is a city of canals, palaces and 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” May 31 Jun 11 experiences. Venture to Isaak Cathedral or view DAY 5: YAROSLAVL BB L D Jun 22 Jul 03, 25 the world’s most complete collection of Fabergé Credit for Yaroslavl’s well-designed, UNESCOJul 14 protected city center goes to none other than eggs at the Fabergé Museum. 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 palace’s

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• Spend three glorious nights at the Ritz-Carlton, Beijing to start your cruise/tour, located just minutes from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. • 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.

SANCTUARY YANGZI EXPLORER

• 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.

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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 Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.

Three Gorges Dam, one of the world’s largest construction projects.

Not to Miss Moment: On today’s excursion, you’ll have the distinct pleasure of visiting the DAY 10: SHANGHAI b BB L astonishing museum of the Terracotta Army. After days of pandas, ancient warriors and timeless Chinese landscapes, Shanghai and its DAY 6: XI’AN CHONGQING (EMBARK) futuristic skyline can be something of a shock to the system. Enjoy a taste of both old and new Stunning Accommodation: Settle into the b d e BB D luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, located in the Before you leave Xi’an for Chongqing, you have today, as well as dim sum and a performance by heart of the city, where modernity, exemplary one more expedition, a visit to the Jade Carving the gravity-defying Shanghai acrobats. service and rich Chinese tradition seamlessly Center, or Jade Factory, as it’s also known. Watch artisans carving intricate designs and Featured Excursion: Spectacular skyscrapers, blend together. learn what to look for when buying this special famous dim sum and acrobats. stone. Then, transfer to the airport and fly to DAY 2: BEIJING b BB L Stunning Accommodation: You’ll call the Your adventure begins with two quintessential Chongqing, where you’ll board your ship. stunning Fairmont Peace Hotel home for your experiences in China’s capital city. Today, you’ll last two nights in Shanghai. The Art Decoexperience a myriad of cultural gems, including Featured Excursion: Jade Factory visit. inspired masterpiece is as glamorous as it gets, the Forbidden City and Peking duck, a dish Air Transportation: For the entire length of your with opulent public spaces reminiscent of old originally prepared for Chinese emperors. trip, we’ll coordinate and schedule all of your Shanghai cabarets and gala parties. Featured Excursion: The imperial heritage domestic flights to create a seamless travel DAY 11: SHANGHAI (DEPART) b CB/BB of China’s capital—Tiananmen Square, the experience. Relax, we take care of it all. Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Forbidden City and Peking duck lunch with afternoon Temple of Heaven visit and tai chi class. DAY 7: CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a S BB L D Near Fuling, you’ll be offered the extraordinary memorable optional extension to Hong Kong. DAY 3: BEIJING b BB L D Certain images immediately spring to mind chance to visit the 816 Underground Project, a when you think of China. Teahouses. The giant nuclear installation, which the military Great Wall. Believe it or not, both of these are started constructing in the mountains in the on today’s agenda, as well as a rickshaw ride 1960s. It boasts 18 man-made caves, more than through the city’s ancient hutongs, where you’ll 130 roads and tunnels, and an almost 80-meterenjoy lunch, and a visit to see pandas at the high cave where the nuclear reactor was placed. The project was abandoned in a nearly finished Beijing Zoo. 3 Nights Cruising state in 1984 before the manufacturing of plutonium-239 began. Featured Excursion: Culture, history and intrigue—pandas, hutongs and teahouses 7 Nights Touring Featured Excursion: Fuling—816 Underground and the Great Wall. Project. Not to Miss Moment: Every year, 10 million 23 Meals travelers walk along the longest manmade DAY 8: CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER Including 1 Farewell Dinner structure ever created—the Great Wall of AND THREE GORGES S BB L FD China. You’ll follow in the footsteps of dynastic A full day cruising the Yangtze River’s mystical, leaders, traders and everyday citizens that beautiful and completely mesmerizing Three 18 Included Excursions Gorges and Shennong Stream await. once stood atop this wonder of the world.

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Featured Excursion: The magical Shennong DAY 4: BEIJING XI’AN b d BB D 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. Featured Excursion: Grace and art—Beijing’s Summer Palace and Xi’an’s traditional dumpling banquet.

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.

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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.

Featured Excursion: China’s first capital— Not to Miss Moment: On today’s outing, your Terracotta Army, Great Mosque with old visit will include a tour of the site of the

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SANCTUARY YANGZI EXPLORER “I wouldn’t have done it any other way.” –

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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 Ritz-Carlton, Beijing. Stunning Accommodation: Settle into the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, located in the heart of the city, where modernity, exemplary service and rich Chinese tradition seamlessly blend together.

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. Spectacular ancient monuments contrast with ambitious modern high-rises, and traditional crafts flourish alongside booming international businesses— which you’ll discover today. 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.

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

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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 3: BEIJING b BB L D Today is a bucket list moment kind of day, as you Featured Excursion: China’s first capital— stand at last atop China’s most iconic site—the Terracotta Army and Tang Dynasty dinner show. Great Wall. You’ll also have tea at a traditional teahouse and take a rickshaw ride through the Not to Miss Moment: On today’s excursion, city’s ancient hutongs, where you’ll enjoy lunch. you’ll have the distinct pleasure of visiting the astonishing museum of the Terracotta Army, Featured Excursion: Culture, history and massive figures originally created to stand intrigue—hutongs, teahouses and the Great guard over the tomb of China’s first emperor. Wall. DAY 6: XI’AN LHASA b d BB D Not to Miss Moment: Every year, 10 million Today you’ll fly to Lhasa, the ancient cultural and travelers walk along the longest manmade religious epicenter of Tibet, where the majestic structure ever created—the Great Wall of Himalayan peaks will make you feel like you’re China. You’ll follow in the footsteps of dynastic on top of the world—figuratively and literally—

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in the world’s highest capital city. 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 rooms (there are over 1,000) of the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Featured Excursion: Giant pandas visit at Chongqing Zoo.

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The Three Gorges Dam was a project that involved Air Transportation: For your entire trip, we’ll relocating villages and submerged a number of coordinate and schedule all of your domestic cultural treasures behind the rising waters of the flights to create a seamless travel experience. Yangtze. The dam itself is an engineering marvel you can see from an up-close perspective today.

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Featured Excursion: Powering China’s future— Three Gorges Dam. 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.

DAY 13: SHANGHAI b BB L An international economic hub, Shanghai has drawn entrepreneurs from all over the world for 150 years. But while Shanghai may be the “city of the future,” you can still find remnants of its history in Old Town and the area known as the Concessions, which you’ll discover today. Featured Excursion: Spectacular skyscrapers, famous dim sum and acrobats.

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.

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.

Featured Excursion: The magical Shennong Stream.

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7 UNESCO Heritage Sites

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES Beijing to Shanghai Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Apr 24 May 22 Jun 12, 19

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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.

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SANCTUARY YANGZI EXPLORER “Unbelievable what we covered in 18 days.” –

Mary

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UNIQUELY UNIWORLD • Delight in the very unique privilege of staying at six different and stunning 5-star hotels. • Attend colorful evening performances, lectures and discussions onboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer in the Tang Theater. • Enjoy a visit to the Temple of Heaven with a tai chi class. • 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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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 Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.

intrigue—hutongs, teahouse and the Great Wall.

have the 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, Qin Shi Huang.

Not to Miss Moment: Every year, 10 million travelers walk along the longest manmade structure ever created—the Great Wall of China. DAY 6: XI’AN HANGZHOU You’ll follow in the footsteps of dynastic leaders, b d BB D traders and everyday citizens that once stood Intrepid explorer Marco Polo called Hangzhou atop this wonder of the world. the greatest city he’d ever seen, but don’t take DAY 2: BEIJING b BB L his word for it—judge for yourself as you get The political and cultural capital of China and XI’AN your first glimpse of this ancient Chinese capital b d BB D home to more than 20 million people, Beijing DAY 4: BEIJING exemplifies everything visitors find most Leave dynamic Beijing behind today and head today, celebrated throughout the centuries for intoxicating about China. Ancient monuments north to the lush lakeside Summer Palace, home its extraordinary natural beauty. contrast with modern high-rises, and traditional to one of China’s most beautiful classical gardens. crafts flourish alongside international businesses. From there, plunge into the past in China’s first Featured Excursion: Jade Factory visit. Exquisite art, stunning UNESCO sites, serene capital, where you’ll celebrate your first night in Air Transportation: For the entire length of your parks and teeming streets all contribute to the Xi’an with a traditional dumpling banquet. trip, we’ll coordinate and schedule all of your unique flavor of this astonishing city. Featured Excursion: Grace and art—Beijing’s domestic flights to create a seamless travel Featured Excursion: The imperial heritage of Summer Palace and Xi’an’s traditional dumpling experience. Relax, we have it all taken care of. China’s capital—Tiananmen Square, the banquet. DAY 7: HANGZHOU Forbidden City and Peking duck lunch with b BB L afternoon Temple of Heaven visit and tai chi Stunning Accommodation: Your home for the China’s classically designed gardens and night is the captivating Hyatt Regency Xi’an. The landscapes are a cultural treasure revered class. luxury hotel boasts rooms with floor-to-ceiling around the world, and you’ll see one of the Stunning Accommodation: Settle into the windows, a splendid hotel spa and amazing best examples today at Hangzhou’s idyllic West Lake. Another highlight: Lingyin Temple, one of luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, located in the restaurants to give you a true taste of China. the country’s oldest Buddhist sites, providing heart of the city, where modernity, exemplary an intriguing glimpse of the serenity of the service and rich Chinese tradition seamlessly DAY 5: XI’AN b BB L D Xi’an’s famous Terracotta Army has been called 5,000-year-old Middle Kingdom. There, you’ll blend together. the 8th Wonder of the World, and it’s certainly see an “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” show. the most extraordinary archeological find of the DAY 3: BEIJING b BB L D Certain images immediately spring to mind 20th century. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Tang Featured Excursion: Poetic vision—Lingyin Temple and Enduring Memories of Hangzhou when you think of China. Teahouses. The Dynasty dinner show. show. Great Wall. Believe it or not, both of these are on today’s agenda, as well as a rickshaw ride Featured Excursion: China’s first capital— SHANGHAI through the city’s ancient hutongs, where you’ll Terracotta Army and the Tang Dynasty dinner DAY 8: HANGZHOU show. enjoy lunch. b BB L Today you’ll head to Shanghai, China’s largest Featured Excursion: Culture, history and Not to Miss Moment: On today’s excursion, you’ll city. An international economic hub, it has

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drawn entrepreneurs from all over the world for 150 years. While Shanghai may be the “city of the future,” you can still find remnants of its history in Old Town and the area known as the Concessions, which were controlled by European interests in the 19th century.

journey—a full day cruising the Yangtze River’s mystical, beautiful and completely mesmerizing Three Gorges and Shennong Stream.

Featured Excursion: Glamour, skyscrapers, Art Deco gems and famous dim sum.

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

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.

Featured Excursion: The magical Shennong Stream.

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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.

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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

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES Beijing to Hong Kong Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Apr 12, 26 May 03, 10, 17, 31

Aug 23, 30 Sep 06, 13

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“We experienced the countries we visited in an unexpected, intimate way that helped us really understand the people and culture.” – Lisa

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Kampong Cham

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Angkor Thom, Cambodia

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UNIQUELY UNIWORLD • Experience the splendor of the delightfully intimate, 68-guest, all-suite Mekong Navigator. • Marvel as local children join you onboard to perform traditional folk dances. • Enjoy a NEW Art School and Artisan visit in Cambodia. • 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 dating 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

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an intriguing aspect of Vietnam’s long struggle 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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at a temple devoted to Vietnam’s homegrown religion, then hop aboard a rickshaw for a 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. Featured Excursion: Phnom Penh.

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capital—

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

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

Featured Excursion: Sampans and colonial romance.

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Today’s featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. You’ll learn about the infamous More authentic encounters await you today, Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit starting with a sampan ride through the floating a former school turned prison that is now a villages lining the banks of the great river. Stop genocide museum.

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Featured Excursion: The Killing Fields—tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia.

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You’ll disembark in the morning and transfer via executive motorcoach to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site. Featured Excursions: Art school and artisan visit by remork. 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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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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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.

13 Included Excursions

1 UNESCO Heritage Site

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

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

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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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Jan 11, 25 Feb 22 Mar 08, 22 Sep 06 Nov 01, 29 Dec 13

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INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE & THE SACRED GANGES

• 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.

GANGES VOYAGER II

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

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

Denise

• 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: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium or 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 get better acquainted with today. Stunning Accommodation: Spend a luxurious is best known today for the magnificent Hindu 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 a visit to NGO Calcutta Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City.” DAY 2: NEW DELHI b BB D Rescue or 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 excursion, you may choose to visit Mother Teresa’s with your guide through the colorful local market. fascinating land. house, where you’ll see her simply furnished room and the tiny museum devoted to her, where her DAY 8: MATIARI BB L D S Featured Excursion: India’s Capital City. Nobel Peace Prize medal is on display. Your ship serves as a time machine today, After Hours: To cap your day, taking in the sights transporting you hundreds of years into the DAY 13: KOLKATA (DISEMBARK) of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village e b CB/BB L of Matiari. Your incredible Indian adventure ends early delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi. DAY 3: NEW DELHI

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

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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 Featured Excursions: Visit to Murshidabad monument’s changing colors draw comparisons City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife. Baranagar village.

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Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj Mahal. Stunning Accommodation: You’ll spend your next two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens and is built around an ancient Shiva temple.

DAY 5: JAIPUR b BB Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. You’ll see some marvelous things here, including the Amber Fort and the City Palace complex.

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

DAY 10: THE GANGES BB L D One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin. Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voyager Spa.

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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 Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under city. construction. Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers Your Call: Take the afternoon to explore on your in India, but few are aware that the French had own—shuttles will be available to carry you to colonies here as well. You’ll visit this former and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district. French outpost today.

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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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GANGES VOYAGER II “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

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Araveli, India


UNIQUELY UNIWORLD • Spend the pre-tour portion of your trip diving deep into the Indian way of life with our partner, ME to WE. • 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. • Savor traditional Indian cuisine, compliments of a local chef, and learn the story behind each dish and culinary style. • Partake in a puja—a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony to mark the beginning of your experience. • 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 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.

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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 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 puja, 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.

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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.

Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voyager Spa.

DAY 10: MAYAPUR CHANDANNAGAR KOLKATA S BB L D

Few places of worship exist on such a headspinning scale as what you will witness today Your ship serves as a time machine today, in Mayapur, the center of the international transporting you hundreds of years into the Hare Krishna movement and home to the new past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under of Matiari. construction. Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen in India, but few are aware that the French had with an introduction to brass. colonies here as well. You’ll visit Chandannagar, a former French outpost today.

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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: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium or India’s French colonial heritage.

DAY 11: KOLKATA BB L FD Featured Excursions: Visit to Murshidabad City, The city of Kolkata is virtually synonymous ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and Baranagar with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa— recently canonized as a Catholic saint—and the village visit. colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will Evening Entertainment: This evening, following get better acquainted with today. dinner onboard, take in a lively and fun-filled Bollywood-style show, complete with music Featured Excursions: Kolkata city tour— visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and and dancing. Kumartulli. Plus, your choice of NGOs Kolkata Rescue visit or Mother Teresa’s home and tomb. DAY 9: THE GANGES BB L D One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad Not to Miss Moment: On this afternoon’s of small villages and highly populated cities excursion, you may choose to visit Mother throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the Teresa’s house, where she lived and worked for remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the decades. See her simply furnished room and lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered the tiny museum devoted to her, where her Ganges river dolphin. Nobel Peace Prize medal is on display.

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4 Nights Touring 31 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 14 Included Excursions

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12 Days

SPLENDORS OF EGYPT & THE NILE RIVER TOSCA

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.

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

• 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 upclose 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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Featured Excursion: Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza with small pyramid entry, Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit.

Evening Entertainment: This evening, you’ll be treated to a traditional Egyptian belly dance performance onboard.

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 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

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.

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.

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

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DAY 4: DENDERA LUXOR b BB L D b BB L D DAY 9: ESNA LUXOR Like its twin shrine, the Temple of Karnak, the On today’s excursion, you’ll learn how the Temple of Luxor stands on the site of ancient Temple of Esna was buried under debris for Thebes, the once flourishing capital of Egypt’s New many centuries and is one of the last great Kingdom. You’ll also visit the Temple of Hathor, Egyptian temples ever built. dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty. Featured Excursion: Temple of Esna. Featured Excursion: Temple of Hathor and DAY 10: LUXOR (DISEMBARK) CAIRO Temple of Luxor. e d b BB Not to Miss Moment: An evening in Luxor Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport means you’ll have the time to visit the for your return flight to Cairo. Then, check in Luxor Temple complex at its most stunning to the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza where moment—sunset—where it’s illuminated you’ll have time to relax before tonight’s featured excursion—a Sound and Light Show at with the setting sun’s golden glow. the Pyramids of Giza. DAY 5: LUXOR

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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 ancient wonders and the amazing people and Featured Excursion: Colossi of Memnon, culture that built them. Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings. DAY 11: CAIRO b BB Back Onboard: Tonight, don your galabeya It’s a day of bucket list moments as we venture (traditional Egyptian attire) for an onboard to Ancient Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage party featuring traditional Egyptian music. Site with a number of amazing monuments to

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CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD Generations Program • Create memories with an itinerary ideally suited for members of multiple generations to experience together. • Taste Bamberg’s Christmasinspired beers.

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

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• 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.

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Holiday Season 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.

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

Featured Excursions: Choice of Mainhattan panoramic with Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” Frankfurt walking tour and Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market.

DAY 5: WÜRZBURG b BB L D This morning, you’ll head off to see the Würzburg Residence, a baroque-style palace DAY 8: FRANKFURT (DISEMBARK) famous for its gigantic ceiling fresco. Later, e b CB/BB visit the town’s renowned Christmas Market, Disembark the ship. If your cruise package held in front of the old City Hall, for some includes a group departure transfer or if you DAY 2: NUREMBERG b BB L WD one-of-a-kind gifts for friends back home. have purchased a private departure transfer, you For a holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest Beautifully decorated wooden booths are will be transferred to the Frankfurt International and grandest Christmas Market in all of illuminated by the soft glow of Christmas Airport for your flight home. Or transfer to Germany—and that’s really saying something. lighting, and the air is filled with the scent of Prague for your post-cruise extension. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls roasted chestnuts and the sound of Christmas out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll carols. One of the best ways to embrace a see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed different culture is through encounters with to put you in a festive mood. You could not ask local residents, which you’ll experience this for a more perfect place to begin an exploration afternoon in a typical Franconian village. Make of Christmas traditions than Nuremberg. new friends over hot drinks and homemade Stroll through the castle gardens and enjoy seasonal treats. 7 Nights Cruising breathtaking views of the city, then walk through Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg a maze of cobblestone lanes down to the central Market Square. There, spread out before the Franconian “joie de vivre” and baroque 19 Meals Church of Our Lady, is the largest Christmas splendor at the UNESCO Residence Palace Including 1 Welcome Dinner with illuminated Christmas Market or exclusive Market in Germany. and 1 Farewell Dinner Franconian “Village Day” local reception and Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with village visit with Christmas bakery. 10 Included Excursions Christmas Market.

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After Hours: Take a shuttle back to town this evening for a look at the Christmas Market under the winter night sky.

DAY 3: BAMBERG b BB L D The fact that Bamberg still exists today is something of a miracle—it survived WWII bombing virtually unscathed. It’s a superb example of a medieval German city, one compact enough to explore on foot with a local expert. You’ll also have free time to visit not just one but four Christmas Markets and a captivating amount of nativity scenes located along a nativity trail. Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking discovery tour with Christmas Market.

DAY 6: WERTHEIM BB L D 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, slow-paced small-town atmosphere of many German villages; here, residents greet each other by name as they do their daily shopping for fresh bread and sausage in tiny shops. On your guided walking tour of the village, you’ll hear a lot about daily life in Wertheim, as well as facts about the town and its history. Its many well-preserved medieval buildings—complete with low doors and tiny windows—attest to the inconveniences of life in the Middle Ages. Featured Excursions: Choice of Wertheim walking discovery tour with mulled wine and Christmas stollen demonstration or Michelstadt Christmas Market.

Your Call: If you have free time today, join us for a “Masterpiece Collection” Bamberg beer experience, featuring Christmas-themed beers. DAY 7: FRANKFURT b BB L FD Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of DAY 4: KITZINGEN (ROTHENBURG) Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring WÜRZBURG b BB D skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town Rothenburg looks like something straight out architecture. Experience both aspects of the city of the pages of a storybook, with its medieval today, with time to browse the local Christmas walls, cobbled streets, Gothic churches and Market, one of the best on the continent. Other Hansel-and-Gretel houses. Join a local expert for options include a “Taste of Christmas” walking an insightful walking discovery tour, and then tour featuring all sorts of sugary and savory wander among the stalls at one of Germany’s treats or an evening excursion to the Christmas oldest Christmas Markets. Market in Wiesbaden.

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DANUBE HOLIDAY MARKETS

• 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.

S.S. MARIA THERESA

• Shop at the Szentendre artists’ village.

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

• 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.

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Holiday Season 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.

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.

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DAY 2: BUDAPEST b BB L WD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda Your Call: Take your pick of a “Masterpiece and Pest each has its own distinctive character Collection” visit to the dazzling Schönbrunn and allure. You’ll get a taste of this dynamic Palace or an exclusive concert featuring the capital city with your choice of tours, and visit works of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese palace. Budapest’s celebrated Christmas Market—one of the largest in Europe. Christmas has been DAY 5: KREMS MELK* b BB L D celebrated in Budapest for a thousand years, One of the most beautiful abbeys in Austria is since the time of St. Stephen, the king who still an active Benedictine monastery, but a founded the nation of Hungary and encouraged monastery the likes of which you’ve never seen— the spread of Christianity throughout his realm, Napoleon himself once laid his head here in the but the city began as a Roman encampment lavish imperial quarters. With its 14th-century almost a millennium before that. Over the stained glass windows, the abbey’s jewel box of centuries it was controlled by Germans, a church is the perfect setting for a soul-stirring Austrians, Ottomans and Communists, all of concert of organ music. Both the millennium-old whom have left traces. town and the valley itself have been designated UNESCO World Heritage sites. Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour with Christmas Market or “Do as the Locals Featured Excursions: Choice of Benedictine Do” Budapest walking tour with Christmas Monastery Göttweig with organ concert or Market. Krems town visit. Back Onboard: Be treated to a Welcome Dinner.

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DAY 6: LINZ (SALZBURG) b BB D Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland this time of year. Fans of “The Sound of Music” may recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town, the site of a grand cathedral and an absolutely enchanting Christmas Market. Here you’ll find everything from Austrian lace to cinnamon-marbled cakes. Shop, nibble, browse and sing along with the carolers as you celebrate the holidays in this magical part of the world.

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA BB L D Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery and intrigue, and its small capital city has an unexpectedly colorful history. You’ll learn more about Bratislava’s past from a local expert and also visit the local Christmas Market—a relatively new (and thoroughly delightful) tradition for Slovakians. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Slovakian? “Veselé Vanoce!” The heart and soul of Slovakia, Bratislava is full of surprises. The city straddles the mighty Danube and has played a leading role in the politics and culture of the Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg walking region for many centuries. Unlike cities with discovery tour with Christmas Market. venerable Christmas Markets, Bratislava just established its first holiday market in 1993. DAY 7: PASSAU BB L FD But the Slovakians have quickly embraced Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one— the seasonal traditions of their Austrian and three rivers meet here and three nations nearly Hungarian neighbors—and you’ll get to do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town with a guided stroll, then embrace them as well. visit the local Christmas Market on the square Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking in front of the cathedral. You’ll find a lot to enjoy here—from miniature houses and blowndiscovery tour with Christmas Market. glass ornaments to spun-sugar confections— in more than 70 stalls. DAY 4: VIENNA b BB L D Renowned for its art and architecture, its classical music, its decadent pastries and its Featured Excursions: Passau walking discovery lengthy list of famous former residents, the tour with Christmas Market and Bavarian refined city of Vienna is a cultural treasure trove. Christmas celebration in a country barn. e

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

S.S. BEATRICE “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.

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Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, LINZ BB L D you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative DAY 5: PASSAU There’s more to Linz than its famous Linzer torte, and transferred to the ship. although that alone makes it well worth a visit. 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. Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market.

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Onboard: This morning, you’ll cruise along an especially scenic stretch of the Danube called the Schlögener Schlinge, a great loop where the river almost doubles back on itself.

Your Call: An overnight in Nuremberg means DAY 6: DÜRNSTEIN VIENNA plenty of leisure time to explore on your own. 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 browse the shops selling apricot schnapps, and The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with perhaps take a quick jaunt up to the ruins of a holiday lights and decorations this time castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). Later, of year, adding to its already considerable you can taste mulled wine and attend an organ charms. Check out the brightest cultural sights, concert at an Augustine church. then head to what may very well be the most romantic Christmas Market in all of Germany, Featured Excursion: Dürnstein village stroll with nestled within the courtyard of a beautiful exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ concert baroque castle—as you take in the delights of in a monastery church. the markets.

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.

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7 Nights Cruising 20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 10 Included Excursions

2 Exclusive Experiences

3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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Vienna to Nuremberg S.S. Beatrice

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Dec 01, 15

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RHINE HOLIDAY MARKETS

• Enjoy an exclusive vinegar tasting at the Doktorenhof Vinegar Farm. • Embark on a Masterpiece Collection art tour of Mainz.

S.S. ANTOINETTE

• Grab a cocktail from the S.S. Antoinette’s stylish Bar du Leopard.

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

• 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.

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

Cologne

Rhine River KOBLENZ RÜDESHEIM

MAINZ

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FRANCE

HEIDELBERG

STRASBOURG

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Basel

SWITZERLAND Basel, Switzerland


Holiday Season 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.

you’ll ever experience, and the candlelit tasting room is decked for the holidays. Featured Excursions: Choice of Heidelberg tour with Christmas Market and treasure hunt* or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting.

DAY 2: BASEL b BB L WD RÜDESHEIM b BB L D Basel is a cultural and artistic powerhouse, with DAY 5: MAINZ all sorts of galleries, theaters and museums. Mainz’s Old Town brims with specialty shops And at this time of year, the city’s Christmas tucked into lovingly restored buildings. You’ll Market draws visitors from all over Europe, find jewelry, leather goods, books, toys— as does its Christmas Street, lined with more something special for every special person than 100 beautifully decorated and illuminated on your list. Or opt to explore neighboring Christmas trees. Do you have a special wish Wiesbaden’s Christmas Market. However you for Christmas? Write it in the Wish Book, choose to spend your time in Mainz, you’ll which lies open in Basel’s 17th-century Town head back to the ship for a short cruise to Hall during Advent, waiting for residents and Rüdesheim, which, like many cities along the visitors to express their hopes and dreams for Rhine, dates back to Roman times, when the Rhine was the northern border of the empire. the holiday—or for the world. Today, Rüdesheim is famous for its beauty and Featured Excursion: Basel walking discovery its entertaining alley of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse. tour with Christmas Market.

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 7 Nights Cruising

Onboard: A special Captain’s Welcome Reception Featured Excursions: Wiesbaden Twinkling Star and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. Christmas Market and Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum with Christmas Market. DAY 3: KEHL (STRASBOURG) b BB L D Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is Evening Entertainment: This evening, enjoy perfectly apropos. It’s also been known as an appropriately titled lecture, “European the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic Christmas Traditions.” location halfway between Paris and Prague. KOBLENZ With a friendly local expert, see this historic DAY 6: RÜDESHEIM town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered b BB L D homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to- Spend a spectacular morning onboard your resist pastry shops that will win your heart. luxurious boutique ship as you sail the Upper You won’t want to miss the holiday treats like Middle Rhine Valley. A UNESCO World bûche de Noël, the delicious Christmas cake Heritage Site, this stretch of the Rhine is extraordinarily picturesque: Castles perch made to look like a yule log. atop steep cliffs above the water and each Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg with quaint village is marked by the spire of its Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” historic church. After sailing past 40 miles (65 kilometers) of gorgeous scenery, you’ll reach Strasbourg walking tour. the famous intersection of the Rhine and the Your Call: Your afternoon is all up to you! Moselle. Here, where the two rivers meet, Perhaps take a shuttle to explore even more you’ll find the enchanting town of Koblenz. Christmas Markets or make your way along Watch the waters of the Moselle gush into the the Alsatian Wine Route, sampling as you go, Rhine as you stand on the spit of land called German Corner before embarking on a walking of course. tour of Koblenz’s historical treasures.

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1 Exclusive Experience

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Basel to Cologne S.S. Antoinette

Cologne to Basel S.S. Antoinette

Dec 05, 19

Nov 28 Dec 12

This was one of the finest vacations I have ever taken.

Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking discovery tour with Christmas Market.

Your ship left France behind and sailed into Germany during the wee hours of the morning. If you speak no German, here’s one phrase DAY 7: COLOGNE** b BB L FD you might want to learn now: “Fröhliche You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying Weihnachten,” or “Merry Christmas!” Today homage to its most famous site, the Gothic you’ll have two choices: Venture into the masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. storied city of Heidelberg, home to the Your local expert will show you favorite haunts oldest university in the country, or visit the around the Old Town and share some of the Doktorenhof vinegar estate for a special vinegar cathedral’s most intriguing and magical secrets tasting. The atmospheric cellar is like no other with you.

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PARISIAN ROYAL HOLIDAY

Generations Program • Create memories with an itinerary ideally suited for members of multiple generations to experience together. • Stroll through the decorated halls at Vaux le Vicomte and toast Champagne with the château owner.

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

• 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.

FRANCE

Rouen

Seine River LA ROCHE GUYON VERNON

MANTES-LA-JOLIE

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION

Paris

UNESCO SITE

VERSAILLES

Paris, France


Holiday Season DAY 1: PARIS (EMBARK) b e D DAY 5: PARIS b BB L GD Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your The cultural, political, artistic and financial cruise package includes a group arrival transfer heart of France, Paris is entrancing, magical or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, and exhilarating. Every view is postcard you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative worthy, and for the next few days it is yours and transferred to the ship. to enjoy. Today’s “Generations Program” excursion is a real treat—a ride on the great DAY 2: LA ROCHE-GUYON VERNON Ferris wheel. The Grande Roue—the great GIVERNY ROUEN BB L WD wheel—is only erected at Christmastime Today the Seine and your luxurious ship carry in Paris. It stands on the Champs-Elysées, you to châteaux with close links to the history a huge circular punctuation mark for the of French royalty, in a region that was once the Christmas Market there, and it offers borderland between French and English royal fantastic views of the city’s landmarks. power. Your journey begins in regal fashion today with visits to two châteaux. At Château Featured Excursion: Taste of Christmas walking de La Roche-Guyon, you may venture inside tour to Paris Left Bank. for a peek at the sumptuous rooms where French kings were once entertained (and royal Back Onboard: Be treated to a Holiday Gala hijinks no doubt ensued). Or climb to the top of Dinner with live entertainment this evening. the fortress tower for marvelous views of the DAY 6: PARIS b BB L D gardens, village and valley below. After visiting Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Featured Excursions: Château de Bizy concert Louis XIV was so green with envy that and Château de La Roche-Guyon and choice he gave his modest hunting lodge a total of exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Château de La makeover. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte has been exquisitely restored, and, at this time Roche-Guyon fortress tower climb. of year, it is transformed into a fairyland: Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Welcome Roaring fires blaze in marble fireplaces; Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you lavishly decorated Christmas trees add festive color to the stately rooms—every this evening. salon looks fit to receive the Sun King once again. See the inspiration for Versailles on DAY 3: ROUEN BB L D Normandy’s medieval capital has a historic an excursion to this elaborately decorated winter wonderland, where the owner will quarter that remains amazingly intact. See host an exclusive reception for Uniworld Rouen’s top sights as well as its splendid guests. Tonight, we’ll treat you to a Paris Christmas Market, held on the square in front “Illuminations” tour. “Generations Program” of the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times. guests will be able to participate in a splendid Another treat awaits at La Couronne—tea and scavenger hunt at the Louvre. cake at the restaurant where Julia Child had a life-changing first meal in France. For those Featured Excursion: Exclusive reception at Château participating in the “Generations Program,” de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Paris “Illuminations” tour. your family has the opportunity to tour Rouen’s magnificent Le Gros Horloge clock tower or After Hours: Later this evening, join us for a attend a painting class at Monet’s studio. “Masterpiece Collection” Evening at Moulin Rouge. Featured Excursion: Rouen walking discovery tour with Christmas Market, cathedral choir recital and teatime at La Couronne.

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The shop windows of Paris are truly an art form, particularly during the holidays when they attract throngs of delighted onlookers. See these enchanting displays for yourself today on one of the city’s chicest streets. We’ll also take you inside the Paris Opera, described by its architect as a “Versailles for everyone.” Featured Excursions: Walking discovery tour to the Paris Opera and Boulevard Haussmann or choice of Paris city roofs.

Back Onboard: This evening, a special Captain’s Featured Excursion: Exclusive “Secret Versailles” Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner will be palace tour. prepared for you.

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising 19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner, 1 Gala Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner 12 Included Excursions

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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ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S

• Exclusive Experience sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family. • Attend Christmas Eve Mass at Passau Cathedral. • Wander around the famous Melk Abbey and its medieval library.

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

• Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection Puppet Theater performance at Schönbrunn Palace.

Trudie

• Attend an exclusive Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum. • Sip Champagne in Budapest’s countryside on a Masterpiece Collection excursion.

GERMANY

Passau LINZ

MUNICH OBERNDORF SALZBURG

Bratislava, Slovakia

Wachau Valley

GREIN

MELK

AUSTRIA

DÜRNSTEIN

Danube River VIENNA

SLOVAKIA BRATISLAVA

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT

HUNGARY

Budapest

EXCURSION UNESCO SITE


Holiday Season 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. After Hours: This evening, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a Christmas Eve Mass and organ concert at Passau Cathedral.

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Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg, is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. Fans of “The Sound of Music” may recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town, the site of a grand cathedral and a wonderful Christmas Market. You’ll also visit the nearby town of Oberndorf, where the world’s most beloved Christmas carol was composed and performed for the first time. Your ship docks in Linz today. From there, you’ll travel to the alpine cities of Salzburg and Oberndorf for a delightful full-day excursion. Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg and Oberndorf.

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Your diary entry for today will say “Cocktails with the princess at the castle.” Raise a glass with a bona fide member of Austrian royalty at her 13th-century home, Artstetten Castle, and hear some intriguing tales about her Habsburg ancestors. Also on the agenda—a walk through charming Grein and a peek inside Austria’s oldest theater. Featured Excursions: Choice of Grein walking tour and oldest Austrian theater and private sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family.

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MELK

DÜRNSTEIN

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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 its own distinctive character and allure. 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 Excursion: Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Parliament visit 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 trove. Experience the city with your choice of tours, followed by an evening concert of Mozart and Strauss, performed at a 12thFeatured Excursion: Szentendre artists’ village. century monastery. Featured Excursions: Vienna — Imperial City highlights or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour and exclusive Mozart and Strauss concert at Klosterneuburg.

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT

Featured Excursion: Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum.

10 Nights Cruising

Your Call: With your afternoon of leisure in Vienna, we recommend attending a “Masterpiece Collection” Puppet Theater performance at Schönbrunn Palace.

29 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner, 1 Gala Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

DAY 8: VIENNA BRATISLAVA BB L D Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery and intrigue, and its small capital city has an unexpectedly colorful history. You’ll learn more about Bratislava’s past from a local expert, then have free time to check out the whimsical street art and sample delicious delicacies found only in Slovakia.

16 Included Excursions

Featured Excursion: precious walking tour.

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

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4 Exclusive Experiences

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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

Dec 23

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GRAND CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S

• Enjoy an exclusive Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum. • Visit the tiny countryside chapel in Oberndorf where “Silent Night” was performed for the first time. • Savor a New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace.

S.S. BEATRICE

• Attend Christmas Mass at a Regensburg cathedral.

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

• Delight in a “Taste of Christmas” walking tour of Vienna.

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

EMBARK/DISEMBARK PORT EXCURSION UNESCO SITE

Budapest, Hungary


Holiday Season is a lovely place to take a stroll with a local expert DAY 1: NUREMBERG (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise who will regale you with stories about the town’s package includes a group arrival transfer, or if colorful (and ancient) past. you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative Featured Excursions: Passau walking discovery tour and Bavarian Christmas celebration in a and transferred to the ship. country barn. DAY 2: NUREMBERG b BB L WD You could not ask for a more perfect place DAY 7: LINZ b BB D to begin a celebration of the holiday season Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in than Nuremberg. The historic Old Town is a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a an archetypal German medieval city and winter wonderland. You definitely chose the is home to a world-renowned gingerbread perfect time of year to explore this refined and called lebkuchen. much-loved city. If you’re a fan of “The Sound of Music,” all the better—you will recognize Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with locations from the Oscar-winning film in the Christmas Market. city’s Old Town. Back Onboard: This evening, be treated to a delightful Welcome Dinner.

DAY 3: NUREMBERG

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Featured Excursions: Full-day Salzburg or choice of Linz town and country cider farm visit with Christmas Market.

BB L D DAY 8: LINZ DÜRNSTEIN b BB L D Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise After a scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley, along a marvel of modern engineering, the we’ll reach the village of Dürnstein. Walk along 106-mile-long Main-Danube Canal. Tonight, the cobbled streets, browse the shops selling celebrate Christmas Eve in the enchanting apricot schnapps and maybe take a quick jaunt town of Regensburg, known for its stunningly up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all preserved medieval quarter. its own). After Hours: Tonight, you’ll be free to explore the Featured Excursions: Dürnstein village stroll UNESCO-designated medieval city on your own, with exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ and if you like, you may attend midnight Mass in concert in a monastery church and private one of Regensburg’s historic churches. 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 DAY 9: VIENNA b BB L D holiday lights and decorations this time of year, Vienna is a city steeped in history, music adding to its already considerable charms and captivating architectural style. Check out the and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s best and brightest cultural sights with a choice most famous citizen, was at the height of his of tours—you can either plunge into the creative powers when he lived here, writing town’s ancient past or explore its fascinating perhaps his best-known works, including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Eine Jewish history. Kleine Nachtmusik.” Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour Featured Excursions: Choice of Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at Vienna Art or Jewish Regensburg & Schindler’s List. History Museum with city tour and Christmas DAY 5: REGENSBURG DEGGENDORF Market or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour. BB L D 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. Featured Excursion: Bavarian Forest village and Theresienthal glass factory visit.

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DAY 10: VIENNA b BB L GD Begin the day with a visit to a palace that pays tribute to the taste and wealth of the Habsburg emperors, spend some time exploring Vienna on your own and then ring in the New Year in style. Featured Excursion: Schönbrunn Palace with puppet theatre and exclusive New Year’s Eve gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace.

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DAY 11: VIENNA BUDAPEST 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 its own distinctive character and allure. You’ll get a taste of this dynamic capital with a city tour that will show you all the highlights. Featured Excursion: Budapest Highlights with Parliament visit.

Panoramic

DAY 13: BUDAPEST (DISEMBARK)

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 12 Nights Cruising 34 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner, 1 Gala 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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go ahead and stay a while. there’s much more to explore.

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

Castles along the Rhine


Pre- and Post-Extensions

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. 96 Burgundy & Provence..........................................p. 98 Grand France (Paris to Avignon direction only)..........p. 100 Brilliant Bordeaux...............................................p. 104 A Portrait of Majestic France.............................p. 106 Ultimate France..................................................p. 110 4-DAY PRAGUE

The only thing better than taking a Uniworld Classic Christmas Markets................................p. 156 journey? Taking a longer one. 6-DAY SAPA Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the 5-DAY AMMAN & PETRA Splendors of Egypt & the Nile...........................p. 152

Mekong...............................................................p. 138 7-DAY ULAANBAATAR AND GOBI DESERT

Highlights of China & the Yangtze.....................p. 128 3-DAY AMSTERDAM Castles along the Rhine......................................p. 58 3-DAY VARANASI 4-DAY BANGKOK India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges........p. 144 Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the ME to WE & the Sacred Ganges.........................p. 146 Mekong...............................................................p. 138 3-DAY VIENNA 3-DAY BASEL & LAKE LUCERNE Alluring Amsterdam & Vienna............................p. 78 Castles along the Rhine......................................p. 58 Authentic Danube & Prague...............................p. 86 3-DAY BUDAPEST Delightful Danube & Prague................................p. 60 Enchanting Danube.............................................p. 62 European Jewels...................................................p. 64 Highlights of Eastern Europe..............................p. 68

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. 144 5-DAY HANOI & HA LONG BAY Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong...............................................................p. 138 4-DAY HONG KONG Highlights of China & the Yangtze.....................p. 128 China, Tibet & the Yangtze................................p. 130 5-DAY JERUSALEM Splendors of Egypt & the Nile...........................p. 152 3-DAY MUNICH Enchanting Danube.............................................p. 62

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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 S.S. BON VOYAGE • RIVER COUNTESS • RIVER DUCHESS • RIVER EMPRESS RIVER PRINCESS • RIVER QUEEN • QUEEN ISABEL • RIVER VICTORIA • SANCTUARY YANGZI EXPLORER MEKONG NAVIGATOR • GANGES VOYAGER II • RIVER TOSCA

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S.S. Beatrice Cooking Lesson, Max’s, Rhine Deck

DELIGHTFULLY DIVINE.

Beatrice is a beauty.

The S.S. Beatrice showcases the best in luxury river cruising after her stunning bowto-stern transformation. She boasts a fresh, sleek look including a graceful new bow, yacht-like finishes throughout, an elegant grand staircase, two additional dining venues, two new Grand Suites, a second 390-squarefoot Royal Suite, and several adjoining rooms, perfect for families traveling together. Original art includes works by Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Pino Signoretto.

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

S.S. BEATRICE

400

402

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406

410

408

412

414

416

418

422

420

424

Bar

426

Rhine Deck

401

403

405

407

417 322

409

419 324

411

421

415

423

425 330

328

427 332

326

431

429

336

334

Max’s

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Wolfgang’s

Bar

Schubert’s

302

300

304

306

310

308

312

314

316

318

320

Danube Deck Reception/ Concierge

301

303

305

307

311

309

315

317

321

319

323

325

327

329

331

333

337

335

Mozart’s

Staterooms 300/302 and 301/303 available as connecting staterooms

Royal Suite

Grand Suite

Suite

Deluxe French Balcony

208

206

204

202

200

209

207

205

203

201

Moselle Deck

French Balcony

Serenity Guest River Laundry Spa Fitness Center

Classic

Elevator

NOTE: All suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Grand Suites 400 and 401 have fixed beds that cannot be separated. Designated adjoining staterooms are available.

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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)

Bridge

Deck de Montmartre

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

Victor Hugo Deck

Serenity River Spa

401

403

405

407

411

417

415

419

421

423

427

409

Swimming Pool Club L’Esprit / Claude's

Le Bistrot

425

Fitness Center

402

404

406

408

412

410

414

418

Bar 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

416

422

420

424

426

Salon Toulouse Bar / 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Staterooms 410/412 available as connecting staterooms

Balzac Deck 301

303

305

307

309

311

317

315

319

321

323

327

325

329

330

Reception

302

304

306

308

310

312

314

316

318

320

322

324

328

326

Le Restaurant Pigalle

Staterooms 301/303 and 302/304 available as connecting staterooms

Jules Verne Deck

Grand Suite Elevator

Suite

Deluxe French Balcony

French Balcony

201

203

La Cave du Vin

202

205 206

204

208

209

207

Guest Laundry

Classic

• Triple accommodation available

NOTE: All suites on the Victor Hugo Deck have French balconies. Designated suites provide triple-accommodation options. Designated adjoining staterooms are available.

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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.

INAUGURATED 2015 TRAVELS ON DANUBE RIVER GUESTS 150 STAFF 58

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)

Bridge

Dürer Sun Deck

S.S. MARIA THERESA

S.S. MARIA THERESA S.S. MARIA THERESA

401

403

405

407

409

411

417

415

421

419

423

427

425

Pool

Habsburg Salon

402

404

406

408

410

412

414

416

418

420

422

424

426

428

Bar Bar

430

Bar du Leopard

429

Hofburg Deck Bohemian Terrace

Reception

303

301 302

304

305 306

307

309 310

308

315

311 312

314

317 316

319 318

321

323 320

327

325 322

324

329 326

333

331 328

330

335 332

336

334

337

Schönbrunn Deck Baroque Restaurant

Grand Suite Elevator

Suite

Deluxe Balcony

French Balcony

203

201

208

206

202

205 210

Guest Fitness Viennese Lipizzan Laundry Center Café Cinema

204

207 Serenity River Spa

212

Bavarian Deck

Classic

• Triple accommodation available

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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Lobby, S.S. Catherine

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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-renowned 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.

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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.

INAUGURATED 2014 TRAVELS ON RHÔNE RIVER, SAÔNE RIVER GUESTS 159 STAFF 57

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)

VOLTAGE:

CLASSIC: 12 (162 ft )

110/220 volts

2

CLASSIC SINGLE: 1 (120 ft2)

Bridge

Sun Deck

S.S. CATHERINE

401

403

407

405

411

409

417

415

421

419

423

427

425

431

Pool

Matisse Terrace

Van Gogh Lounge

402

404

408

406

412

410

416

414

418

422

420

424

426

432

428

Bar 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

430

Bar du Leopard

429

Camargue Deck

309

307

305

303

301

310

306

304

302

311

308

315

323 320

312

325 322

314

327 324

317

329 326

319

331 328

318

333 330

316

335 332

321

337 336

Serenity River Spa

334

Avignon Deck

Saint Remy Deck

Reception Cézanne Restaurant

207

205

203

201

206

204

202

209 210

208

211 212

214

Guest Laundry The Coffee Shop

Fitness Center

Staterooms 212/214 available as connecting staterooms

Grand Suite

Suite

Deluxe Balcony

French Balcony

Classic

Classic Single

Elevator • Triple accommodation available

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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Restaurant de Versailles, 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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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.

INAUGURATED 2011 TRAVELS ON RHINE RIVER GUESTS 152 STAFF 59

GRAND SUITE: 1 (391 ft2)

LENGTH: 443 ft

SUITES: 8 (294 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

2

DELUXE BALCONY: 20 (196 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

FRENCH BALCONY: 33 (196 ft ) 2

CLASSIC: 14 (163 ft2)

Bar du Leopard

Bridge

L’Orangerie Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

412

410

419

417

415

320

400

414

421 322

402

418

416

423 324

404

422

420 425 326

406

424

427 328

408

426 431

429

332

Shower

401

403

405

407

411

Bar Serenity River Spa

409

Swimming Pool

330

La Princesse Deck Salon du Grand Trianon

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

302

300

304

308

306

310

312

314

316

318

La Duchesse Deck Travel Desk Restaurant de Versailles

301

303

305

307

309

311

317

315

319

321

323

325

327

329

331

333

Reception Fitness Center

Suite

Deluxe Balcony

206

201

203

209

207

208

211

French Balcony

Le Cinema Pigalle

205

212

210

215

214

216 Grand Suite

217

La Countesse Deck

Classic

Guest Laundry 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Elevator

NOTE: Staterooms and suites on La Princesse Deck have open-air balconies that, at the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. In suite 403, the bed cannot be separated.

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roll out the red carpet.

the newly transformed S.S. Bon Voyage arrives spring 2019.

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S.S. Bon Voyage

A FANTASTICALLY FRENCH

floating boutique hotel.

The River Royale will be upgraded to Super Ship status with her unveiling in spring 2019. After extensive upgrades and a design renovation, she’ll reemerge as one of the two newest Super Ships in our fleet, S.S. Bon Voyage, with a dazzling new look.

INAUGURATED 2006 RENOVATED 2019 GUESTS 124 STAFF 50

TRAVELS ON DORDOGNE RIVER, GARONNE RIVER, GIRONDE ESTUARY GRAND SUITE: 2 (280 ft2)

LENGTH: 361 ft

SUITE: 2 (210 ft )

WIDTH: 37.5 ft

2

FRENCH BALCONY: 22 (140 ft2)

VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

DELUXE: 30 (151 ft ) 2

CLASSIC: 6 (151 ft2)

Swimming Pool

Le Café du Soleil (La Belle Étoile)

Bridge

Soleil Deck

301

303

307

305

311

309

315

321

319

323

327

329

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station Reception Bar

La Brasserie

302

304

308

306

312

310

314

318

322

320

324

Le Salon Champagne

328

205

203

201

206

202

207

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209 210

208

211

220

215

221

222

212

223

224

214

225

226

217

227

228

219

231

229

230

218

Staterooms 305/307 & 306/308 available as connecting staterooms

Medoc Deck

216

Sauna

326

Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

325

Bordeaux Deck

Le Grand Fromage La Cave du Vin

Grand Suite

Suite

French Balcony

105

103

101

106

104

102

Beaujolais Deck

Deluxe

Classic

Elevator

NOTE: Designated adjoining staterooms are available.

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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

408

406

410

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

406

410

408

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

301 302

211

303 304

209

305 306

Fitness Center

212

307

24-Hour Coffee Internet and Tea Station Patio Lounge

210

309 310

311 312

308

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

107

105

103

106

104

Deluxe

102

109 110

108

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 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: 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

408

406

410

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. Designated adjoining staterooms are available.

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Captain’s Lounge, River Princess

MAKE aEVERY MOMENT masterpiece. Renowned artist Henry Dawnay’s paintings draw inspiration from the beauty, intricacy and depth of every moment, both big and small. He emulates the importance of art feeding the soul, a phrase we admire and strive to showcase through the interior design elements of our work-of-art ships. His painting, “Drawing Room,” currently resides in the River Princess’ Captain’s Lounge, along with a panoply of other original works of art that are just waiting to be discovered.

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River Princess

COLORFUL CONTRASTS 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.

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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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Main Lounge, 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.

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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 116 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

222

220

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

415

418

416

414 417

421

419

422

424

420

426 429

427

423

428 431

Elevator

425

432

430

435

433

Volga Deck

304

302

300

305

303

301

310

308

306 307

311

309

312

202

314

318

316

321

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204

317

322

320 323 206

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

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.

2019 also presents a new way for guests to sail along the Yangtze River in China on the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, which boasts the largest cabins and suites in the region—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

512

510

508

506

504

Mandarin Suite

413

411

409

407

405

401

403

Wu Deck

WIDTH: 53.8 ft

Bridge

416

414

412

410

408

406

404

Tang Mezzanine

402

VOLTAGE: 220 volts

Jade Suite

Huang Ding Spa

502

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

Photo Center

*

Deck plan features Uniworld’s first-available staterooms.

Suite

Grand Suite

Triple accommodation available

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

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Mekong Navigator Exterior Walkway, Sun 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, Suites 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

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309

307

305

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316

314

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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.

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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.

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Take a look inside to see where our work-of-art ships can take you.

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We’re no stranger to the word “unique.” In fact, it’s a guideline for every facet of your river cruise experience. Across our fleet of 17 work-of-art ships, we’re proud to offer 30 itineraries in Europe alone, one wellness cruise, a variety of specialtythemed cruises, including the only Jewish Heritage cruise on the Rhine River, and an extensive menu of additional itinerary options in Asia, India and Egypt. It’s more than our itineraries, five-star farm-to-table cuisine, outstanding service and unsurpassed luxury that make us one of a kind. Did you know that…

01.

02.

1. Our Culinary Director is a certified master chef by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies with over 30 years of experience. A copy of the glass horse in the lobby of the S.S. Catherine resides with the Japanese royal family. The Queen Isabel has a helicopter landing pad on the top deck.

03.

The S.S. Catherine and S.S. Joie de Vivre are the only ships on the rivers with a waterfall in the lobby. 2. Our well-being coaches are certified Lu Jong yoga instructors. 3. S.S. Antoinette’s indoor pool is heated and equipped with underwater music. The lobbies of the S.S. Catherine, S.S. Maria Theresa and S.S. Joie de Vivre are graced with chandeliers that were handmade by Vecchia Murano in Venice, Italy.

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FRANCE

ITALY

CENTRAL EUROPE

ITINERARY

PAGE

SHIP

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

CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE • Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Day

58

S.S. Antoinette, River Queen or River Empress

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

River Princess

MAGNIFICENT MOSELLE & RHINE NEW Frankfurt to Cologne | 10 Day

82

River Queen

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

84

River Empress

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

86

River Princess

GEMS OF NORTHERN ITALY • Milan to Venice | 10 Day

92

River Countess

PARIS & NORMANDY • • Paris to Paris | 8 Day

96

S.S. Joie de Vivre

BURGUNDY & PROVENCE • Avignon to Lyon | 8 Day

98

S.S. Catherine

GRAND FRANCE • • Paris to Avignon | 15 Day

100

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

BRILLIANT BORDEAUX ENHANCED • Bordeaux to Bordeaux | 8 Day

104

S.S. Bon Voyage

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

106

S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Bon Voyage

ULTIMATE FRANCE • • Bordeaux to Avignon | 22 Day

110

S.S. Bon Voyage, S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Catherine

• Generations Program available on this itinerary, select dates.

• Jewish Heritage Program available on this itinerary.


JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

24*, 31

07*, 14

30

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

24*, 31

07*, 14, 21*, 28

17*, 24, 31*

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*

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, 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*

28*

26

09*

07, 21*

18

01*, 29

13

23

02*, 11

05*, 14, 23*

02, 11*, 20, 29*

07, 16*, 25

03*, 12, 21*, 30

09*, 18, 27*

02*, 12, 22*

02, 12*, 22

01*, 11

06, 16*, 26

06*, 16, 26*

12, 17*

23, 28*

04

15, 20*

27

01*

07, 14*, 21, 28*

03, 08*, 17, 22*

03

12, 26*

05

29

05, 12, 19, 26

03, 10, 17, 24, 31

07, 14, 21, 28

12, 19, 26

02, 09, 16, 23, 30

06, 13, 20, 27

04, 11, 18, 25

01

24, 31

07, 14, 21, 28

05, 12, 19, 26

02, 09, 16, 30

07, 14, 21, 28

04, 11, 18, 25

01, 08, 15, 22, 29

06, 13, 21, 28

04

24, 31*

07, 14*, 21, 28*

05, 12*, 19, 26*

02, 09*, 16, 30

07*, 14, 21*, 28

04*, 11, 18*, 25

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

06, 13*, 20, 27*

03

24†

07†, 21†

05†, 19†

02*, 16†, 30†

14†, 28†

11†, 25†

08†, 22†

06

14, 28

12, 26

02, 09, 16, 23

07, 21

04, 25

01, 08, 15, 22, 29

13, 20, 27

14†, 21, 28†

05, 12†, 19, 26†

02†, 09†, 30

07†, 14, 21†, 28

04†, 11, 18, 25†

01†, 08†, 15†, 22†

06

14, 18

12

09, 23

07, 21

04, 18

01, 15, 29

• Connoisseur Collection available on this itinerary, select dates.

03

DEC


HOLIDAY SEASON

EGY.

INDIA

ASIA

RUS.

PORT./SP.

ITINERARY

PAGE

SHIP

PORTUGAL, SPAIN & THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY Lisbon to Porto | 11 Day

116

Queen Isabel

JEWELS OF SPAIN, PORTUGAL & THE DOURO RIVER Madrid to Lisbon | 13 Day

118

Queen Isabel

IMPERIAL WATERWAYS OF RUSSIA Moscow to St. Petersburg | 12 Day

124

River Victoria

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHINA & THE YANGTZE Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Day

128

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

CHINA, TIBET & THE YANGTZE Beijing to Shanghai | 14 Day

130

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

GRAND CHINA & THE YANGTZE Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Day

134

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

TIMELESS WONDERS OF VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE MEKONG Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap | 13 Day

138

Mekong Navigator

INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE & THE SACRED GANGES ENHANCED New Delhi to Kolkata | 13 Day

144

Ganges Voyager II

ME TO WE & THE SACRED GANGES NEW New Delhi to Kolkata | 12 Day

146

Ganges Voyager II

SPLENDORS OF EGYPT & THE NILE Cairo to Cairo | 12 Day

152

River Tosca

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS • Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Day

156

River Queen

DANUBE HOLIDAY MARKETS Budapest to Passau | 8 Day

158

S.S. Maria Theresa

EUROPEAN HOLIDAY MARKETS Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Day

160

S.S. Beatrice

RHINE HOLIDAY MARKETS Basel to Cologne | 8 Day

162

S.S. Antoinette

PARISIAN ROYAL HOLIDAY • Paris to Paris | 8 Day

164

S.S. Joie de Vivre

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

166

S.S. Maria Theresa

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

168

S.S. Beatrice

Our crew shares our passion. Did you know that 93% of our crew return to Uniworld from one season to the next? Many of our staff have worked with Uniworld for over a decade.

†Itinerary available in both directions. *Itinerary operates in reverse order.


JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

21, 28

04, 25

02, 09, 30

06, 13

04, 11

01, 08, 15

05, 12

03, 10, 17, 24, 31

07, 14

12*, 18

17*, 23

21*, 27

19*, 25

23*, 29

20*, 26

31

11*, 22

03*, 14, 25*

13, 20

04, 11, 18

01, 08

31

14, 21

24

22

12, 19

21

04

12, 26

03, 10, 17, 31

23, 30

06, 13

11, 17*, 25, 31*

22, 28*

08, 22, 28*

03, 11, 19, 28

11, 21, 28

04, 12, 20, 29 05, 12, 19, 26

DEC

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, 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

01, 08*, 15 02, 09*, 16 01*, 08, 15* 28*

05, 12*, 19 06, 13, 20, 27 23

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Perfecting the art of luxurious river cruising. The chandelier on the S.S. Antoinette once hung in New York City’s famed Tavern on the Green restaurant.

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


“The staff were always accommodating and took care of the needs of my group 100%.” – LARRY Danube Discovery & Prague

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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 Groups 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 GROUP 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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Terms and Conditions

We at Uniworld want to do everything we can to make sure your trip is enjoyable and worry-free. As part of that commitment, we are including the following information about your trip. Please read these pages carefully, as payment of a deposit represents an acceptance of the Uniworld Terms and Conditions.

India & Vietnam & Cambodia: Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served throughout the cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

YOUR TRIP All fares are per guest in CAD Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruisetour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment.

China: Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served at the Explorer Bar, Deck 6 between 3pm-11pm throughout the cruise. Onboard lunches and dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Onshore lunches and dinners include complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea. Egypt: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard.

GRATUITIES Europe, Russia, Asia, & Egypt: Gratuities for RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS onboard and onshore personnel (ship staff, crew, A deposit of at least 10% of the cruise-tour fare Cruise/Tour Manager, local experts, drivers) are (cruise-tour plus port charge plus pre and or post included, both during the cruise-tour as well as on land extensions, less applicable discounts), per any pre- or post-cruise land extensions. person is required within 72 hours of reservation. Final payment is due at least 120 days prior to PEACE OF MIND PROGRAM departure. Reservations will be canceled if final Once your Uniworld cruise has departed, the Peace payment is not received in a timely manner. For all of Mind program will safeguard your vacation guests booking air travel with Uniworld, a separate investment against unforeseen disruptions or non-refundable airfare deposit of C$600 per delays which can/may occasionally occur due to person is required at time of booking. Upon receipt adverse weather (including high and low water of air deposit your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges levels), natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns are final. and strikes. For only C$169 per person, the ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PUBLISHED PRICE These include, but are not limited to, airfares to and from your destination except where specified; airport/departure taxes; excess baggage charges; aircraft seat assignments; cost of passports and visas; taxes; laundry; phone calls; all items of a personal nature; items not included on regular menus; meals not detailed in the itinerary; expenses for additional sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; and health, accident, baggage, or travel protection plans. COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGE PROGRAM Europe & Russia: Complimentary beverages onboard including wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water.

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Peace of Mind program will compensate guests C$650 per person, per day, in the event there are significant disruptions to the itinerary. The Peace of Mind program can be added up to 30 days prior to the cruise-tour start date and is non-refundable once purchased. Guests participating in the Peace of Mind program will also be entitled to join us for a “behind the scenes” tour of their Uniworld ship. This unique experience will certainly be among the highlights of the cruise. For complete details please refer to Uniworld.com/PeaceofMindProgram.

CANCELLATION POLICY We hope nothing will come between you and your Uniworld vacation. Should you need to cancel your booking or any portion of it, your cancellation


Terms and Conditions

must be received in writing. It will be effective on the date of receipt. 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 at Uniworld.com/alreadybooked/travel-protection for more information on how to purchase travel insurance for your trip.

be made. Cancellation fees (as shown above) will apply. Any revision to a booking may result in the loss of a confirmed airline reservation, change fees (refer to the Air Travel change fees section for details) and increased airfare in addition to any charges levied by the airlines, which will be payable by the Passenger. YOUR FLIGHT

Cancellation charges, per person and based upon AIRFARE Uniworld wants to help make your entire vacation the date of cancellation, are as follows: smooth sailing, so we offer great values on airfares from most major cities in Canada. Please contact CANCELLATION CANCELLATION your Travel Professional or Uniworld for the most NOTICE RECEIVED CHARGES up-to-date prices. As airfares and schedules are BEFORE CRUISE- PER PERSON subject to availability, we encourage you to book TOUR START DATE early. Business Class flights may not be available for flights within the Canada or Europe and may 120 days or more C$250 per person for require travel in economy class. A separate noncruise-tour refundable air deposit of C$600 per person is 119 – 90 days 20% of the fare** due for the airfare booked in conjunction with a 89 – 60 days 35% of the fare** Uniworld cruise-tour and is required at the time 59 – 30 days 50% of the fare** air is booked. Upon receipt of air deposit your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. Once air Less than 30 days 100% of the fare** is booked and deposited, we may issue your air No Show 100% of the fare** ticket at any time. **Fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land, AIR TRAVEL CHANGE FEES purchased from Uniworld. If you, as the Passenger, change your air travel itinerary before your ticket is issued, you will DEPOSIT PROTECTION be charged a C$45 per person change fee (see FIVE YEAR GUARANTEE Should your plans change and you cancel your Revision Fees). This charge will apply each time booking one hundred and twenty (120) days or you make a change. If you change your air travel more prior to your cruise-tour start date, you will plans after your ticket is issued, you will be charged receive a credit of C$250 per person, valid for up a C$100 per person per change fee, and you will to five years from date of cancellation. This credit be responsible for any increase in airfare and/or penalties levied by the airline, which may be up to cannot be used as deposit or insurance payment for 100% of the air ticket value. a future booking and can only be used as a credit (no cash value). Only one credit per person can be AIRLINE CANCELLATIONS applied to each cruise or cruise/tour booked, and is If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your combinable with all current Uniworld promotions. air arrangements one hundred and twenty (120) days or more before departure, your air deposit REVISION FEE of C$600 per person will be non-refundable. If air A fee of C$45 per person, per transaction, will be is cancelled one hundred and nineteen (119) days charged for any passenger name change; cruise prior to departure or less, the full price of your air date change (within the same calendar year only) is non-refundable. or itinerary change made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases AIR BOOKINGS AND RESTRICTIONS the value of the booking. A passenger name change, Uniworld is not responsible for denied boarding cruise date change or itinerary change within one hundred and nineteen (119) days prior to departure or less will be treated as a cancellation subject to CONTINUED ON PAGE 222 our cancellation policy and a new reservation must

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or reissue costs due to an incorrect name, date of birth or gender information supplied to Uniworld. Flight itineraries provided prior to ticketing are subject to change without notice. Uniworld is not responsible for any inconvenience or any costs or fees incurred by delays, lost luggage, or disruption of air service. Flight itineraries provided are subject to change by the Air Carrier(s). We recommend you contact the airline within 7 days of departure to reconfirm your flights. SEAT ASSIGNMENTS AND SPECIAL SERVICES Requests for seat assignments, special meals and special services must be made directly to the airline. Not all airlines offer pre assigned seats, some may charge for pre-assigned seats and any additional charge imposed by the airlines will be at the guest’s expense. Seating is solely under the airlines control, as are itinerary changes, flight delays and schedule changes. Some airfares used by Uniworld are not eligible for frequent flyer mileage. AIRPORT/SHIP TRANSFERS If you purchase a Uniworld Air-Inclusive Vacation, you enjoy the special included convenience of scheduled group transfers between the airport and the ship/hotel on the day the cruise or cruise/ tour begins and between the ship/hotel and the airport on the day the cruise or cruise/tour ends. There may be a waiting period between transfers of 2 hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. Private car transfers are only available on the cruise or cruise/tour start/end dates. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of these parameters, you must make your own transfer arrangements.

and pre-trip arrangements for all passengers making their own flight arrangements be given to Uniworld no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure and conform to the Transfer Guidelines in the following box: EUROPE*

ARRIVAL 5 AM - 5 PM

DEPARTURE 6 AM - 6 PM

RUSSIA**

6 AM - 8 PM

5 AM - 6 PM

CHINA

24 Hours

24 Hours

VIETNAM

24 Hours

24 Hours

INDIA

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24 Hours

EGYPT

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24 Hours

EXTENSIONS

24 Hours

24 Hours

* Transfers in Milan are provided from MXP only. * Transfer in Paris is provided from/to CDG only. ** In Moscow, transfers can be provided from SVO, DME, or VKO. ARRIVAL GUIDELINES FOR THE PROGRAMS LISTED BELOW ARE 5 AM – 2:30 PM Castles along the Rhine (Amsterdam to Basel)

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) MAKING YOUR OWN FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS Burgundy & Provence (Avignon to Lyon) Should you elect to make your own flight A Portrait of Majestic France (Paris to Bordeaux) arrangements, Uniworld will provide Grand France (Paris to Avignon) complimentary scheduled group transfers to/from Parisian Royal Holiday (Paris to Paris) the ship/hotel as long as your flights arrive/depart in the cruise or cruise/tour starting/ending cities in BAGGAGE FEES, BAGGAGE AND accordance with the dates shown in this brochure PERSONAL BELONGINGS and your flight arrangements comply with the Uniworld allows one (1) suitcase, one (1) carryTransfer Guidelines as shown below. If your flight on bag, and one (1) personal bag (handbag, arrangements arrive/depart outside of these computer case, etc.) per person onboard our parameters, you must make your own transfer ships and motorcoaches. Airlines may have arrangements. Uniworld will not be responsible for additional baggage restrictions and may impose late arrivals or missed transfers due to delayed or additional fees for checked baggage and/or cancelled flights, for missed cruise/trip days, or for excess baggage (visit: iflybags.com). Additional extra costs resulting from the foregoing. To qualify taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign for transfers, it is required that flight information government and non-government entities. Keep

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an eye on your baggage—it is your responsibility throughout the trip. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and/ or personal belongings at any time during the cruise, or on included transfers and other transportation. A protection plan covering lost, stolen or damaged baggage is available through the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan.

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 China visa to asiadepartment@uniworld.com no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure. Please FLIGHTS INCLUDED AS PART OF THE CRUISE- include your name and Uniworld booking number in your email. TOUR ITINERARY Should your Uniworld itinerary include one or more flights within the region visited as part of ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS your cruise-tour itinerary, such flights will be in economy class. Should passengers baggage ITINERARY CHANGES exceed the airline’s limit, excess baggage fees may You can count on the value of Uniworld’s be levied and will be the passengers responsibility experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise/tour even when conditions to pay. VISIT: iflybags.com beyond our control occur. The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and DOCUMENTS Uniworld will send you a document packet twenty- locks, means that there will be times when weather one (21) to thirty (30) days before your cruise or or other conditions in a region require Uniworld cruise/tour departure date, provided that Uniworld to make adjustments and/or modifications to an receives your completed Passenger Information itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries, vessels, and hotels as they are Form and your booking is paid in full. shown in the brochure, Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries, hotels or vessels. In such PASSPORT/VISA cases, we will do everything we can to make sure A valid passport is required to travel on all Uniworld the locations visited, the excursions taken and the programs. Passports must be valid for at least six hotels or vessels offered are similar to the ones (6) months after the scheduled return date of the originally planned. Any changes to itineraries will trip. You should check with your travel agent or not result in eligibility for a refund. Itineraries are the Canadian Consulate Service for information regarding necessary documentation. Non- subject to change without notice and may need Canadian citizens must contact the appropriate to be altered specifically because of water levels, consular office for entry requirements pertaining wind factors, or other conditions. to your trip.

Any Visa(s) or other documentation required for an itinerary is the sole responsibility of the guest. Due to government imposed security/immigration measures, passport information and emergency contact information are required for all passengers prior to release of documentation.

EXTENSIONS/LAND TOURS Uniworld reserves the right to reschedule and/ or cancel land extensions or land tours if the minimum number of participants (20 people) is not met or for safety reasons. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your pre- or postcruise extension one hundred and nineteen (119) days or less before departure days or less before departure, then please refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the applicable cancellation policy and penalties that will be applied.

As a courtesy, our website, www.uniworld.com in the “Already Booked” section, offers a link to a visa service company where you can obtain additional information. Obtaining and carrying ADVANCED, CANCELED, OR DELAYED SAILING these documents is your sole responsibility, Uniworld reserves the right to cancel, advance or Uniworld will not be responsible for advising and/ postpone any scheduled sailing date and may, but or obtaining required travel documentation for any passenger, or for any delays, damages and/ or losses, including missed portions of your trip, CONTINUED ON PAGE 224 related to improper travel documentation.

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is not obligated to, substitute hotels or vessels. Uniworld shall not be liable for any loss to you by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement. In the event of cancellation by Uniworld, your sole right of recourse shall be to obtain a refund of monies paid to Uniworld in connection with such cruise/tour. SECURITY Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. Risks are involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties. You must accept these risks and assume responsibility for your own travel decisions. HEALTH AND MOBILITY The Company strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. The Company welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following:

or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, the Company may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which the Company has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in Canada. The Company cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers travelling on international tours. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms and conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.

YOUNG TRAVELERS Passengers are required to advise the Company, in Guests who are 4 to 18 years of age must be advance, of any physical, medical, or other special accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. Our Generations program is for ages 4-17. needs that require accommodation. Please note: Our Generations program departures All guests must ensure they are medically and include programs and services designed for families physically fit for travel. The Company may impose traveling with children. Adults accompanying safety requirements necessary for the safe children are responsible for their behavior onboard operation of the tour. The Company may also and onshore. exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a SMOKING POLICY For the comfort of all our Guests, smoking is only direct threat to health or safety. permitted on the sun decks of our ships. Smoking The Company does not provide personal is not permitted on motorcoaches. This policy devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids applies to all forms of smoking materials including or prescription eye glasses) or services of a vapor e-cigarettes. personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A DIETS companion capable of providing such assistance Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent of must accompany any passenger who requires specific dietary considerations and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please services of a personal nature. also indicate your needs when you complete the Passenger Information Form at uniworld.com. The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. The PETS Company is not responsible or liable for any losses Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips

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LEGAL NOTES RESPONSIBILITY AND WAIVER Uniworld River Cruises (Canada) Limited is permitted to promote Uniworld cruises in Canada. Uniworld Cruises are operated on ships by GRC Global River Cruises Holdings AG., referred to as “the operators”. GRC Global River Cruises Holdings AG is the operator for Uniworld River Cruises (Canada) Limited, who have empowered the operators to undertake the following duties: The responsibility of Uniworld River Cruises (Canada) Limited is strictly limited. Uniworld promotes and sells tour programs consisting of certain travel services on the cruise ships (“vessels”) or other modes of transport (“Transport”). Uniworld does not own or operate any of the Vessels/Transport. The owners, operators and charterers (“suppliers) of the Vessels/Transport are independent of Uniworld. Uniworld makes no representations or warranties concerning the Suppliers or Vessels/Transport. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any Supplier including, without limitation, those involving cancelation of tours/cruises, schedule changes, rerouting, delays, damage to or loss of baggage, property damage, equipment failures, accidents, death or injuries to a persons regardless of cause, whether or not services are tendered or transportation provided is arranged through Uniworld. Accordingly, you will not have any right to claim or recover against Uniworld as a consequence of any negligent or willful act or failure to act of Suppliers or the condition or operation of any Vessel/Transport. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the liabilities and obligations of the Suppliers to you and your rights against the Suppliers are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the Suppliers’ contract of carriage and any and all governmental/jurisdictional laws and regulation bearing upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities and obligations, including, without limitation, choice of law, jurisdiction of disputes, limitation of liability and limitations on the time to file claims. By utilizing the travel services of the Suppliers, you agree that you will look to such Suppliers for any accident, death, injury, property damage, or personal loss to you or those traveling with you, and that neither Uniworld nor any representative of Uniworld shall have any liability whatsoever.

TRAVEL INDUSTRY COUNCIL OF ONTARIO Uniworld River Cruises (Canada) Limited is a registered seller of wholesale and retail travel in Ontario and is a participant in the Travel Industry Compensation Fund TICO registration number 50018458. OMISSIONS Uniworld is not responsible for omissions, printing and/ or presentation errors in brochures, on Internet sites, or in any other media where such information may be presented; we reserve the right to make corrections as required. YOUR PASSENGER TICKET CONTRACT Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the Suppliers (ship owners and charterers) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the  Passenger Ticket Contract will be provided with your final documentation or earlier, upon request, or can be viewed  on our website at uniworld.com. Please note the Passenger Ticket Contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel, Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving disputes. The Passenger Ticket Contract is governed by  the law of Switzerland and is subject to limitations of liability and time limits for making claims under the Athens  Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (“Athens Convention”) and the  International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“1976 Convention”). TIME OF PRINTING The Terms and Conditions listed are those in effect at the time of printing and remain in effect until replaced. These Terms and Conditions replace all previous versions. UNIWORLD RIVER CRUISES (CANADA) LIMITED 33 Kern Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3B 1S9 +1 416 322 8468 GRC GLOBAL RIVER CRUISES HOLDINGS AG. Fledermausgasse 6, CH – 4310 Rheinfelden Tel: +41 61 638 96 96 Fax +41-61-638 96 97

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PART BOUTIQUE HOTEL. PART YACHT. PART LOCAL HOTSPOT. And a fun new way to adventure through Europe. Share your passion for travel and cruising with a younger loved one in your life. Meet U by Uniworld, the first river cruise for the next generation. U by Uniworld’s cruises make for a great gift for a graduation, 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 sleek ships double as a boutique hotel, restaurant, and yoga studio, complete with modern décor, friendly crew, delicious food, onboard activities like paint and wine classes and silent discos—all in a welcoming and warm atmosphere, which encourages meeting others and making new friends. These cruises are available for both booking and gifting.

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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 RIVER CRUISES (CANADA) LIMITED 33 Kern Road | Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1S9 Canada TICO REG. #50018458 Please consider the environment—pass this brochure on to a friend when finished with it.

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