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?
Celebrate a splendid musical heritage as you listen to the largest organ in Europe fill a Baroque cathedral with glorious sound. Lift your voice and sing “Silent Night” in Oberndorf, where the beloved Christmas carol was composed, and delight in the music of Strauss and Mozart in Vienna, where the composers lived.
Sip a cocktail with a princess in the seven-towered Artstetten Castle, toast the New Year with a gala dinner, and dance in a gorgeous ballroom in Budapest. Festive celebrations are plentiful during this cruise. Spend Christmas Day in Salzburg and enjoy a holiday lunch within the walls of St. Peter’s Abbey. Discover the seasonal delicacies of Slovakia in an Art Deco café, and enjoy the merriment of traditional hospitality in an Austrian wine village. Sample the finest of the Wachau Valley’s famous white wines in an exquisite Baroque village, and dine in a cozy traditional Viennese restaurant. See the artistic treasures of Vienna in 18th-century palaces, and talk with contemporary artists and artisans in Budapest. Ring out the old year and ring in the new with art, wine, and song as you cruise through four nations during this most magical season.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Those who wish to celebrate a European Christmas and the New Year in festive elegance. All lovers of art, music, and merriment.
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.