Europe Boutique River Cruises 2014
European River Cruises with Uniworld
Europe draws travelers in with the wondrous allure of her history, architecture, art, and culture. Visit Europe, and you can feel the warm sun streaming through the rose windows of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Taste rich chocolate sachertorte in a Viennese coffeehouse. Stroll through the vibrant and fragrant Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam. Or bask in the glow of old-world traditions at the holiday markets in Germany. Imagine discovering the unique scenic treasures of Europe from the luxurious serenity of your river cruise ship.
Sailing Europe’s glorious rivers—the Danube, Main, Rhine, Moselle, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Po, and Douro—you will discover the heart of Europe’s charming waterside villages and exciting cultural centers while enjoying the most relaxing way to vacation.Select your river cruise year and itinerary below.
- Special Cruises
2014 | Paris to Bordeaux | 15 days
Journey from glittering Paris to the Norman countryside and on to the lush vineyards of Bordeaux. From the beaches of Normandy to amazing cities like Paris and Bordeaux, and so many places in between, this voyage gives you the best France has to offer. Cruise four noble rivers, the Seine, Garonne, Gironde, and Dordogne, on this grand journey that explores both large cities and charming local towns as you sample the good life—full of world-class art, vibrant culture, and culinary wonders. The perfect itinerary for lovers of life’s finer things.
2014 | Bordeaux to Bordeaux | 8 days
Discover the unparalleled riches of Aquitaine and its charming capital city, Bordeaux. Bordeaux, on France’s Southwestern coast, is a unique region unto itself, yet still profoundly French. You’ll cruise three rivers as you explore the stunning countryside, alive with stately Châteaux and abundant vineyards and wine estates. Uniworld’s Epicurean Adventure Program™ includes a special French Master Chef-set dinner menu and a tasting of Arcachon oysters—a local delicacy—onboard, as well as chateau and wine estate tastings and a Cannelé-making demonstration on this culinary-rich journey.
2014 | Avignon to Lyon | 8 days
From Côtes du Rhône to Crêpes Suzette and sun-glazed fields to Van Gogh’s Arles—this is a journey of exquisite pleasure for all your senses. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France. The same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will equally inspire you as you cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, discovering treasures along the way, from the magnificent Palace of the Popes to a millennia-old Roman amphitheater still in use. And, of course, Uniworld’s Epicurean Adventurer Program™ shines a spotlight on the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine.
2014 | Basel to Amsterdam | 8 days
Be inspired by the fairytale beauty and romantic spirit of the castle-laden, vineyard-rich Rhine. The Rhine River is your gateway to a truly enchanting journey. Sail her shimmering tide past stately castles, lush hillside vineyards, and storybook towns. You’ll discover highlights of four countries, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, on this itinerary that transports you into a fairytale world, one full of romance and beauty. And Uniworld’s Epicurean Adventurer Program™ gives you unique experiences like an exclusive wine tasting at Castle Vollrads in Germany, a Black Forest cake-baking demonstration and tasting, and much more.
2014 | Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 days
Everyone believes in fairytales at Christmastime. Enter into a storybook world as you sail Germany’s Main River and explore all the delights of the season on this Uniworld holiday cruise. Germany is where many of the same Christmas traditions we celebrate today began, including the delightful Christmas Markets that started there more than 500 years ago. Warm apple cider, sweet gingerbread, cold holiday beer, and warm spiced wine will delight your senses as you revel in the enchantment of the season.
2014 | Vienna to Prague | 10 days
Discover the matchless beauty of the Danube River, and the pride of the Czech Republic—Prague. The Old World beauty of Vienna and Prague bookend this exquisite journey through the very best of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Explore Vienna, home to legendary art and some of the world’s most timeless music. And walk among the amazingly preserved Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque wonders in breathtaking Prague. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time, sailing the Danube past charming villages and grand European cities, Medieval castles and cathedrals, centuries-old vineyards and historic capitals.
2014 | Budapest to Passau | 8 days
Celebrate the holiday season with centuries-old traditions and brand-new style. Is there anywhere more enchanted with the spirit of Christmas than Europe during the holidays? Uniworld takes you on this seasonal cruise in incomparable style. Browse Christmas markets in Budapest, then experience Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of Christmas” Program in the heart of Vienna, followed by the music of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese concert hall. Holiday atmosphere, beautiful Baroque architecture, unforgettable food and cultural experiences… what could be better?
2014 | Passau to Budapest | 11 days
Experience the enchantment of the holidays on the Danube and ring in the New Year in grand style. Celebrate the holiday season in a truly extraordinary fashion this year with a special Uniworld itinerary that gives you the best of four different countries at this magical time. Cruise the mighty Danube, visiting classical capitals like Salzburg and Vienna, celebrating the season with the music of Mozart and Strauss. Then ring in the New Year in elegant style with a gala dinner and ballroom dance in Budapest! What better way to create perfect holiday memories?
2014 | Budapest to Passau | 8 days
Pay tribute to the queen of Europe’s great rivers, the enchanting Danube. The mighty Danube has inspired poets, composers and artists for generations, and now is your chance to fall under the spell of this legendary waterway on this Uniworld cruise/tour. Travel through Germany, Austria and Hungary, visiting must-see cities like Budapest and Vienna, brimming with beauty and history. And visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, like historic Salzburg and the stunning Wachau Valley. This itinerary promises to be unforgettable for lovers of Old World history, architecture, art and culture.
2014 | Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 days
Discover the delights of the season in Germany and Austria. This special Uniworld holiday cruise takes you to some of Europe’s most wonderful Christmas markets, not to mention legendary cities like Nuremberg, Passau, and Vienna. Each market has rows upon rows of wooden stalls, all with unique and charming gifts—everything from handmade dolls and figures to delicious seasonal treats. You’ll be enchanted by the fun and festive holiday atmosphere, part of this tradition that dates back hundreds of years.
2014 | Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 days
Travel through time along three great rivers, uncovering the gems of European history, culture, scenery, and art. Lovers of history, rejoice! This remarkable voyage through some of Europe’s most scenic and beautiful destinations is perfect for you. Travel through four countries and enjoy 23 up-close shore excursions, including visits to Budapest’s Grand Market, exclusive “Vienna, City of the Arts” tour, and exploring a farm and village in the Franconian Hills in Northern Bavaria, just to name a few.
2014 | Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 days
Three great rivers—the Danube, the Main, and the Rhine— carry you through the heart of Europe. You’ll truly be serenaded, not only by timeless Vienna, the “City of Music,” but also by the symphony of scenic wonders you’ll discover throughout this entire itinerary. From shorelines dotted with castles and Gothic churches to charming villages with winding cobblestone streets, you’ll experience both the grand and the intimate Europe. Three iconic rivers open up some of her greatest history and most rhapsodizing sites on this unforgettable passage through The Netherlands, Germany and Austria.
2014 | Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 days
Discover heaven on earth with a grand cruise through picture-perfect Christmas countries. If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special holiday and New Year cruise is for you. You’ll sail through Germany, Austria, and Hungary along the shimmering Danube, past incredible landscapes on this unique itinerary. Explore charming Old World villages and Gothic cathedrals, then ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace!
2014 | Basel to Vienna | 15 days
Discover the riches of four nations as you cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers This exceptional itinerary plies three rivers, the Rhine, Main and Danube, through Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria, giving you the best highlights of each on this aptly-named “Grand” journey. From sleepy Old World villages to imperial capital cities; exclusive regional wine and dessert tastings to an onboard local beer sommelier, this journey is perfect for history buffs and epicures alike, with special cultural and dining experiences featured throughout.
2014 | Amsterdam to Istanbul | 29 days
Discover all of Europe in one grand journey from the Black Sea to the North Sea. This cruise/tour combines two of our most popular itineraries into one truly epic voyage. Prepare for the journey of a lifetime as you travel the length of Europe through ten nations, exploring wonders of both the Old and New Worlds. 38 remarkable shore excursions give you the real Europe. From visiting the incredible Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to tracing the Habsburg dynasty in Vienna; enjoying an authentic Medieval theater performance to browsing Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar for unique treasures, this voyage is brimming with experiences and memories waiting to be created.
2014 | Paris to Avignon | 15 days
Journey from historic Normandy to breathtaking Provence and vineyard-rich Burgundy. For Francophiles in love with the culture, history, cuisine and romance of France, this is truly the ultimate voyage. You’ll experience nothing less than the full scope of France, from north to south, sailing three rivers and embarking upon 26 in-depth shore excursions. From the beaches of Normandy to the verve and romance of Paris; rich vineyard country to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, this itinerary in France is truly nonpareil!
2014 | Istanbul to Vienna | 16 days
Legends come to life as you sail through eight countries and visit five capital cities on one majestic journey. Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube,” and Vienna, the “City of Waltzes,” are but two of the many highlights you’ll experience on this grand journey. Cruise and tour through no less than eight different countries and five capital cities, with highlights both ancient and modern. From the grand-domed mosques of Istanbul to the ornate concert halls of Vienna, and everything in between. This is a perfect itinerary for those who love discovering new lands, exotic far-off cultures and Old World traditions.
2014 | Amsterdam to Basel | 13 days
Travel through five remarkable countries along the legendary Rhine and vineyard-rich Moselle rivers. Explore the riches of five magnificent countries while sailing two brilliant waterways on this remarkable journey. Cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, punctuated with striking castles and charming towns, through The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland, sampling the highlights along the way. Enjoy amazing museums, ancient Roman ruins and exclusive visits to renowned local wine estates, all with astonishing landscapes framing every moment.
2014 | Paris to Paris | 8 days
Combine a passion for the good life with art, culture, and brilliant landscapes and you have northern France. Ahh, Paris, considered by many to be the most romantic city in the world. Now experience the romance of “The City of Light” for yourself on this itinerary brimming with fantastic art, rich culture, beautiful European architecture and breathtaking scenery. Follow the winding Seine from Paris through Northern France to the beaches of Normandy, enjoying every highlight before returning to Paris itself for a perfect ending to this memorable sojourn.
2014 | Paris to Paris | 8 days
Paris is a dazzling package just waiting to be unwrapped. Christmas in Paris: being there is to experience the height of romance and holiday enchantment. Uniworld makes this dream a reality on our Parisian Winter Holiday cruise. Paris, of course, boasts many marché de Noël (Christmas Markets), often one for every neighborhood, all brimming with light and holiday spirit. And imagine doing this year’s Christmas shopping on Paris’ grand Champs Élysées Boulevard, alive with cafés and boutiques, and framed by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Breathtaking!
2014 | Lisbon to Porto | 11 days
Indulge your passion for food, history, and music as you discover the warmth of Portugal and Spain. Experience the “sunny side” of Europe, starting in radiant seaside Lisbon, then follow the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain. Feel the warm sun on your skin as you cruise past terraced hills, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards. From taking in a traditional flamenco show to visiting a local café to, of course, memorable local food and wine tastings, this Uniworld cruise/tour gives you the very best of the region.
2014 | Prague to Basel | 10 days
Discover the beauty of Prague, the “City of Spires,” and sail down two glorious rivers, the peaceful Main and the romantic Rhine, on this culturally rich adventure. From spellbinding Prague to charming Basel, the moment you step onboard Uniworld’s River Ambassador, you’ll enter a world of utter enchantment. Step into a storybook setting as you gaze upon centuries-old castles and ornate bridges on this UNESCO World Heritage site-rich itinerary. And you’ll feel like one of the locals too, chatting with winemakers and riding a tractor through vineyards for a truly unique travel experience.
2014 | Basel to Cologne | 8 days
Share in the joy of the season while cruising along the legendary Rhine through three wonderful countries. Make this season an unforgettable one, sailing the Rhine River through Switzerland, France and Germany on this special holiday itinerary. Explore charming towns and discover treasures in some of Europe’s finest traditional Christmas markets. You’ll revel in the brilliant holiday decorations and in tasting the many treats and spiced wines of the season. This is truly the way to celebrate Christmas!
2014 | Venice to Rome | 13 days
Discover the diverse pleasures of la dolce vita as you make your way from Venice to Rome. This exceptional Uniworld cruise/tour begins in timeless, water-bound Venice, home to world-renowned architecture and iconic canals. Then travel on to Padua, Bologna, Verona, and Ferrara—must-visit cities—rich with Renaissance and Gothic wonders, and alive with the culture of the region. And no Northern-Italian sojourn would be truly complete without time in beautiful Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance itself, and, of course, the “Eternal City” of Rome, abounding with historic wonders like the Coliseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, just to name a few.
2014 | Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 days
Everything that comes to mind when you think of the Netherlands and Belgium—canals, windmills, tulips, rich maritime history, Old Word treasures—are yours to experience. The Netherlands and Belgium are two countries quite unlike any others, and this itinerary gives you their best in luxurious Uniworld style. Miles of scenic canals frame a journey that boasts world-class attractions like Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum and the endless parade of vivid tulips at to be found at Keukenhof Gardens, plus no less than 19 iconic UNESCO-designated windmills! This journey is a must for lovers of great art, fine regional chocolate and hearty beer, and the charm of Old World architecture.
2014 | Venice to Venice | 8 days
Celebrate the “Queen of the Adriatic” and uncover the hidden treasures of Northern Italy. Venice. The word alone conjures up images of romantic gondolas, picturesque bridges over canals, and gentle waves lapping against seawalls. This odyssey of Northern Italy’s best begins and ends in this iconic city. This romantic journey also takes you to Bologna, Padua, Ravenna, Ferrara, and Verona, among other remarkable destinations… the ultimate journey for lovers of romance, splendid architecture, and Northern Italian cuisine!