Our locally-based destination experts will take you well beyond the “must-sees” of each region, offering fresh takes on classic sites, insider knowledge of delightful under-the-radar locales, and VIP access to places only a privileged few will ever experience—such as a private early-morning viewing of the acclaimed art collection of the Kunstkammer Vienna.
AAA Member Benefit
- $300 shipboard credit per stateroom on AAA Vacations departures
AAA Vacations® Amenities
- $250 per stateroom savings (based on 8 to 13-day itinerary length)
Uniworld 100th Anniversary Celebration Event1
- November 5 – January 3, 2020
- Save up to 30% on Select 2020 Departures!
- 7 nights of cruising onboard the S.S. Maria Theresa
- Farm-to-Table meals
- Unlimited complimentary beverages including top-shelf spirits, local wines, a selection of beers and expertly mixed cocktails
Day 1: Budapest (Embark)
Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
Day 2: Budapest
Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has its own distinctive character and charm. Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of tours—see it on four wheels or on your own two feet.
Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR Budapest panoramic highlights and Parliament visit. In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Day 3: Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava, Vienna
Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery and intrigue, and its small capital city has an unexpectedly colorful history. Learn more about Bratislava’s past from a local expert, then check out the whimsical street art and sample some only-in-Slovakia treats. Your ship sets sail from Budapest and heads for Vienna today.
- Bratislava – Small but precious walking tour
- Mozart and Strauss concert
Day 4: Vienna
Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the City of Waltzes with your choice of tours, as well as VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art—you’ll have an opportunity to view it in complete privacy, an extra special treat reserved solely for Uniworld guests.
- “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum,
- Choice of Vienna – Imperial City Highlights OR “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour
Day 5: Dürnstein, Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk
Dürnstein is one of our favorite towns along the Danube, a lovely place to wander cobblestone lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). You can also opt for a tasting at Austria’s oldest winery or learn all about the world’s costliest spice from the Wachau Valley’s only saffron grower. Later, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library.
- Melk Abbey with library visit
- Choice of Dürnstein village stroll and saffron workshop OR Dürnstein wine estate visit with tasting
Day 6: Linz (Salzburg or Linz)
Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland; Linz may be best known for its famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a hotbed for the arts. See the sights with a local expert, or go behind-the-scenes at the Linz opera house and taste cider at an apple and pear orchard. Austria’s third-largest city, Linz boasts a long history of trading (especially in salt) and textile manufacturing—not to mention steel—but these days it is perhaps best known for its lively arts and music scene. It is also your gateway to Salzburg.
Choice of Full-day in Salzburg OR Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit
Day 7: Passau
Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one, as three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame—Europe’s largest pipe organ—or “Let’s Go” with an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride.
Choice of Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert OR “Let’s Go” bicycle ride along the Inn River OR “Let’s Go” hike along the Ilz River
Day 8: Passau (Disembark)
*Fares listed are per person and are based on double occupancy. Taxes and port charges are additional. Additional restrictions may apply.
1100th Anniversary Celebration Event is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2020 itineraries and departure dates only, made between November 5, 2019 and January 03, 2020. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. All fares and savings listed are in US Dollars. Fares featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person (unless otherwise noted) based on double occupancy. Rates for single guests are available upon request. Rates and savings vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer or program, except River Heritage Club savings/benefits. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires January 03, 2020. For complete details, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please visit Uniworld.com.
Single supplement applies for single accommodation. Itineraries and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors. The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments. Ships’ registry: The Netherlands and Portugal. CST #2075415-20.
**AAA Vacations® amenities are capacity controlled. Other restrictions may apply. International airfare is not included in prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. Single supplement applies for single accommodation. Itineraries and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors. The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments. Ships’ registry: The Netherlands and Portugal. CST #2075415-20.