Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Uniworld's 15 Day European Jewels. A voyage filled with an array of tantalizing sights and authentic cultural experiences. Indulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey...read more through four countries along three great rivers-the Danube, Main and Rhine. From exotic Budapest to imperial Vienna to the lofty spires of Cologne's Gothic cathedral, centuries of intriguing history and culture will unfold before your eyes. Melk Abbey's fabulous baroque library, the Würzburg Residence's exquisite ceiling fresco, and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Step back in time in towns and cities straight out of the pages of a fairytale, and tantalize your senses with regional delicacies and exclusive tastings of wine, apricot brandy and craft beers.
Experience it all on a magnificent, all-inclusive Rhine River cruise showcasing Europe's greatest treasures and off-the-beaten-path gems. The Monarch Collection (Select sailings). Gain exclusive 'insider access' to Europe's rich aristocratic heritage on this all-inclusive cruise. Sip cocktails with an Austrian princess at a private reception at her castle. Enjoy a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Go behind the scenes at Vienna's Spanish Riding School, home to the dazzling white Lipizzaner stallions. All this and much more await you on this royal journey.
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour with choice of cathedral OR Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig.
You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne's many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city's iconic UNESCO Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you'll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won't want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.
Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim
Featured Excursions: Choice of gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument OR Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Experience Rüdesheim from above on a cable car ride over Rheingau vineyards or visit a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. Later, cruise through the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt city tour OR exclusive 'Do as the Locals Do' Frankfurt walking tour.
Get an overview of modern-day Frankfurt as well as its charming Old Town, or experience Frankfurt as a local.
Featured Excursions: Wertheim walking tour with pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate.
Stroll through Wertheim's historic center and enjoy a private wine tasting and pretzel making with a baker.
Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residence visit.
Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the Würzburg Residence.
Cruising the Main River, Rothenburg
Featured Excursions: Rothenburg and Weikersheim village & castle tour.
Fairytale lovers will enjoy an excursion to Rothenburg and Weikersheim, where you'll visit a grand palace.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Bamburg walking discovery tour OR exclusive Franconian 'Village Day'.
City dwellers will wish to discover Bamberg-a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and country dwellers will wish to experience a Franconian village outing.
Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal
Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR WWII historical tour with Documentation Center.
Once in Nuremberg, join either a city tour or a tour focusing on significant WWII sites. Note: We are only permitted to see Courtroom 600 during trial breaks.
Featured Excursions: Choice of '2, 000 Years in One Hour' Regensburg walking discovery tour OR 'From Hops Field to Beer Stein' farm visit OR BMW factory visit OR exclusive guided 'Go Active' bird's-eye view of Regensburg.
Discover Germany's best-preserved medieval city on a walking tour; visit a Bavarian hops farm; or tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we'll visit the Audi factory. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you'll see the Audi museum.
Passau, cruising the Danube River
Featured Excursions: A 'trifecta' of choices to experience Passau - walking discovery tour OR city tour with old town walk OR exclusive guided 'Go Active' Bavarian river bike ride.
Discover Passau with a variety of choices, either on an intimate walking tour, panoramic city tour or via a 'Go Active' choice with a ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube and into the heart of Passau.
Cruising the Wachau Valley, Engelhartszell, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)
Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen 'Village Day' with exclusive guided 'Go Active' vineyard hike with wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit.
Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, where you can sample fine local wine, along with a vineyard hike. Alternatively, you can visit the Melk Abbey and its extraordinary library.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive 'Vienna, City of Arts' tour.
Get acquainted with Vienna's treasure trove of imperial gems on a city tour with a visit to Prince Eugene's Winter Palace. If you prefer to experience the city's artistic gems, join an art tour, featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive 'Do as the Locals Do' Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided 'Go Active' Budapest by bike.
Choose one of three ways to savor the beauty of Budapest: a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including Castle Hill; do as the locals do; or on an active exploration with biking on a 'Green Budapest' tour. Enjoy the Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Budapest, (Disembark), transfer to the airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in charming Budapest.
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
12 days of excursions, including 'Choice Is Yours' options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided "Go Active," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
4 countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands
8 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "European Jewels of Art and Architecture"
Exclusive Monarch Collection on select summer departures
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Type: River Cruise
Included in Price
Earlybird Air Deals Available
French & Private Balcony
Free Onboard WiFi:
Wine, Beer & Spirits Included
* Source: Uniworld for river cruises in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual cruises and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.
Lynelle Potter Australia
Trip Date: 06/08/2015
“The best holiday I've had ever.”
Awesome. Fantastic. The best holiday I have ever had, a nice relaxed pace, amazing staff, amazing food and wine, great scenery and very knowledgable, experienced guides on the excursions. 10+.
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Carlos Torres Australia
Trip Date: 06/11/2014
“Will definitely do it again soon.”
We had the most relaxing and enjoyable holiday ever. Will definitely do it again soon. Will highly recommend to family and friends.
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