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.
German poet Friedrich Hölderlin called the Danube “a refreshing, melodious river, sometimes foaming with high spirits, at other times dreaming serenely.” For centuries, this exquisite waterway has cast its spell on poets, musicians, and artists of all kinds. Now it’s your turn to be inspired.
Waltz your way along the Danube, sailing from one captivating city to the next. Visit Budapest, the beautiful “Queen of the Danube,” and breathtaking Vienna, the “Waltz Capital of the World.” Experience delightful Salzburg, the charming village of Dürnstein, and Passau, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. “Do as the Locals Do” in both Budapest and Vienna, experiencing these cities as the cities’ lifelong residents do. Get a close-up view of the enchanting Danube during a bicycle ride along its tranquil shores. And all along the way, delve into the flavors of the region with exclusive events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s world-famous Rieslings to a saffron workshop. Discover the plentiful UNESCO World Heritage sites on this regal journey in which centuries of intriguing history and culture will unfold before your eyes.
Who will enjoy this cruise: Those longing to discover the best of Eastern and Western Old World Europe, and those who love history, grand architecture, graceful music, diverse cultures, and exquisite food and wine.
Epicurean Adventurer Program™
Private organic wine tasting in the Wachau Valley
Saffron workshop with Wachau saffron grower
Luscious Austrian dessert-making demonstration
Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner
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.
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