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Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days
Date Range: Jul 2014 - Nov 2014Ships: River Duchess, River Princess

Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days

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Program offerings are subject to change.
Day 1:
Vienna (embark) MotorcoachEmbark/Disembark
Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)
Day 2:
Vienna UNESCOChoice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachMuseumInsider
Featured Excursions: Choice of “Imperial Vienna” tour with Kunstkammer or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour

Encounter the highlights of Vienna’s Habsburg heritage.  You'll will drive past the palaces and state buildings that line Prater Street and Ringstrasse (Ring Street) on your way to the Hofburg.  You will walk through the Hofburg grounds to the Art History Museum, where you’ll see treasures collected by the Habsburgs on display in the newly reopened Cabinet of Curiosities, including a dazzling salt cellar made by Benvenuto Cellini. Or explore Vienna’s historic town center by foot and subway as the locals do, stopping for a treat at a traditional Viennese coffee house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)

Note: The Art History Museum is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Albertina Museum will be visited instead.
Day 3:
Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley UNESCOChoice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachVillage Days
Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein village visit or exclusive saffron workshop and village stroll 

Walk with your guide through the lovely Baroque village of Dürnstein and sample the local apricot schnapps, or discover another longtime agricultural treasure of the region, saffron, which has grown here for 800 years. A grower and chef will teach you about this exotic spice and invite you to taste various saffron-flavored foods. Then cruise the enchanting UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. (BB, L, D)
Day 4:
Cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell, Passau Choice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveConcertWinetastingGo Active
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of private visit to Engelszell Abbey with organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube 
or Inn rivers or Passau walking tour 

You have many delightful options today. Enjoy a scenic sail through the Schlögener Schlinge—a beautiful oxbow in the Danube—and then visit Engelszell Abbey for an organ concert and a beer and cheese tasting. Or bike along the Danube with a local guide. Complete the day’s adventures with an exploration of Passau’s surprising Italian Baroque flair, or, for another active option, take a guided bike ride along the Inn River. (BB, L, D)
Day 5:
Regensburg UNESCOChoice Is YoursMotorcoach
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or Audi factory visit

On your tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge, the Roman gateway Porta Praetoria, the Cathedral of St. Peter, and other treasures. For a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, which date back more than a thousand years. Alternatively, visit the Audi factory in Ingolstadt. (BB, L, D)
Day 6:
Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg Choice Is YoursMotorcoach
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit

Cruise a section of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering. Then discover Nuremberg, a Medieval gem, during a panoramic city tour. Or see the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal. 
Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks. (BB, L, D)
Day 7:
Bamberg, cruising the Main River UNESCOMotorcoach
Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-designated core of Bamberg, which retains its Medieval layout, Renaissance palaces, and Baroque houses. (BB, L, D)
Day 8:
Würzburg (Würzburg and Rothenburg) UNESCOMotorcoach
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Würzburg Residenz and tour of Rothenburg 

Tour the Würzburg Residenz, a splendid UNESCO-designated Baroque palace, in the morning, and later visit the best-preserved Medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg, which boasts imposing fortifications. (BB, D)
Day 9:
Miltenberg Uniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachWinetasting
FEATURED EXCURSION: Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive guided tour and reception at Castle Löwenstein

Visit Miltenberg, with its fairytale half-timbered Crooked House and Royal Inn; then take an exclusive tour of Castle Löwenstein, a magnificent 18th-century palace whose princely owner will be your guide. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting on the premises. (BB, L, D)

Day 10:
Frankfurt Choice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveInsider
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour or Frankfurt “Espresso” tour

Choose between two ways of seeing sophisticated Frankfurt. Roam with your guide through the historic heart of the dynamic city and stop by the colorful Kleinmarkthalle to taste the famous local sausage and try the regional cider, called ebbelwoi. Or get a short, concentrated introduction to the city’s highlights, including its landmark skyscraper, Main Tower. (BB, L, D)

Day 11:
Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River UNESCOMuseum
FEATURED EXCURSION: Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments 

Visit a museum full of curious self-playing musical instruments before cruising the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. (BB, L, D)
Day 12:
Cologne UNESCO
Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit

Stroll through Old Town as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral. From every angle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, FD)

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible.

Day 13:
Amsterdam UNESCOChoice Is YoursMotorcoachMuseum
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Amsterdam city tour with canal cruise, and choice of Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a panoramic city tour and a cruise through its 17th-century canals, and then choose to visit one of  two world-famous museums: the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. (BB, L, D)

Day 14:
Amsterdam (disembark) Embark/DisembarkMotorcoach
Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam. (CB/BB)
Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.  Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Amsterdam to Vienna | 14 Days

Print
Program offerings are subject to change.
Day 1:
Amsterdam (embark) MotorcoachEmbark/Disembark
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.  (D)
Day 2:
Amsterdam UNESCOChoice Is YoursMotorcoachMuseum
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Amsterdam city tour with canal cruise, and choice of Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a panoramic city tour and a cruise through its 17th-century canals, and then choose to visit one of  two world-famous museums: the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)

Day 3:
Cologne UNESCO
Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit

Stroll through Old Town as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral. From every angle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece. (BB, L, D)

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible.
Day 4:
Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim UNESCOMuseum
FEATURED EXCURSION: Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments 

Before arriving in Rüdesheim, cruise the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. While in Rüdesheim, visit a museum full of curious self-playing musical instruments. (BB, L, D)
Day 5:
Frankfurt Choice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveInsider
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour or Frankfurt “Espresso” tour

Choose between two ways of seeing sophisticated Frankfurt. Roam with your guide through the historic heart of the dynamic city and stop by the colorful Kleinmarkthalle to taste the famous local sausage and try the regional cider, called ebbelwoi. Or get a short, concentrated introduction to the city’s highlights, including its landmark skyscraper, Main Tower. (BB, L, D)
Day 6:
Miltenberg, cruising the Main River Uniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachWinetasting
FEATURED EXCURSION: Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive guided tour and reception at Castle Löwenstein

Visit Miltenberg, with its fairytale half-timbered Crooked House and Royal Inn; then take an exclusive tour of Castle Löwenstein, a magnificent 18th-century palace whose princely owner will be your guide. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting on the premises. (BB, L, D)
Day 7:
Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg) UNESCOMotorcoach
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Würzburg Residenz and tour of Rothenburg 

In the morning,visit the best-preserved Medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg, which boasts imposing fortifications an later in the day, tour the Würzburg Residenz, a splendid UNESCO-designated Baroque palace. (BB, D)
Day 8:
Cruising the Main River, Bamberg UNESCOMotorcoach
Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-designated core of Bamberg, which retains its Medieval layout, Renaissance palaces, and Baroque houses. (BB, L, D)
Day 9:
Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal Choice Is YoursMotorcoach
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit

Cruise a section of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering. Then discover Nuremberg, a Medieval gem, during a panoramic city tour. Or see the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal. 
Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks. (BB, L, D)
Day 10:
Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg UNESCOChoice Is YoursMotorcoach
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or Audi factory visit

On your tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge, the Roman gateway Porta Praetoria, the Cathedral of St. Peter, and other treasures. For a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, which date back more than a thousand years. Alternatively, visit the Audi factory in Ingolstadt. (BB, L, D)
Day 11:
Passau, cruising the Danube River, Engelhartszell Choice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveConcertWinetastingGo Active
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of private visit to Engelszell Abbey with organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube 
or Inn rivers or Passau walking tour 

You have many delightful options today. Enjoy a scenic sail through the Schlögener Schlinge—a beautiful oxbow in the Danube—and then visit Engelszell Abbey for an organ concert and a beer and cheese tasting. Or bike along the Danube with a local guide. Complete the day’s adventures with an exploration of Passau’s surprising Italian Baroque flair, or, for another active option, take a guided bike ride along the Inn River. (BB, L, D)
Day 12:
Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein UNESCOChoice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachVillage Days
Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein village visit or exclusive saffron workshop and village stroll 

Walk with your guide through the lovely Baroque village of Dürnstein and sample the local apricot schnapps, or discover another longtime agricultural treasure of the region, saffron, which has grown here for 800 years. A grower and chef will teach you about this exotic spice and invite you to taste various saffron-flavored foods. Then cruise the enchanting UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, FD)
Day 13:
Vienna UNESCOChoice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachMuseumInsider
Featured Excursions: Choice of “Imperial Vienna” tour with Kunstkammer
or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour

Encounter the highlights of Vienna’s Habsburg heritage.  You'll will drive past the palaces and state buildings that line Prater Street and Ringstrasse (Ring Street) on your way to the Hofburg.  You will walk through the Hofburg grounds to the Art History Museum, where you’ll see treasures collected by the Habsburgs on display in the newly reopened Cabinet of Curiosities, including a dazzling salt cellar made by Benvenuto Cellini. Or explore Vienna’s historic town center by foot and subway as the locals do, stopping for a treat at a traditional Viennese coffee house. (BB, L, D)

Note: The Art History Museum is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Albertina Museum will be visited instead.
Day 14:
Vienna (disembark) Embark/DisembarkMotorcoach
Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in beautiful Vienna.  (CB/BB)
Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.  Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.
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