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Authentic Danube

A 7-night Danube River cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna exploring scenic wonders and historic cities as well as discovering Central’s Europe’s fascinating Jewish ties. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities.

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1699pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Melk Abbey, Austria
  • Melk Abbey, Austria
  • Nuremberg Old Town
  • Nuremberg
  • Passau - Danube River
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral, Passau
  • Regensburg
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

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Save up to 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount! Save up to 30% applies to 12, 19 May; 23, 30 Jun; 4, 11 Aug and 3 Nov departures, excluding suites. Exclusive £50pp discount applies to all departures. Subject to availability. Book by 28 Feb 2019

Authentic Danube Special Offer

Sail along the magnificent Danube River from Nuremberg to Vienna on this 7-night all-inclusive cruise. Get off the beaten path and discover magnificent architecture, beautiful landscapes and historical cities.

Uncover the history of Nazi Germany and explore the enchanting Castle in Nuremberg before strolling through Regensburg; the largest medieval old town north of the Alps. Journey into the Bavarian Forest National Park in Deggendorf and marvel at the spectacular St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Passau.

Wander through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village and enjoy stunning views of Wachau Valley from Melk Abbey before sailing to the vibrant city of Vienna. An exclusive after-hours visit of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna is just one of the exciting highlights on this Danube River cruise.

Most dates on this cruise are part of the Jewish Heritage Program, allowing you to dive into Central Europe's Jweish legacy with visits to museums, memorials, synagogues and more.

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Authentic Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Nuremberg (Germany)

Fly from the UK to Germany. You will be greeted by a Uniworld representative at the airport and transferred to the ship in Nuremberg. (D)

Day 2 - Nuremberg - Roth

Start your morning exploring Nuremberg. Like much of Germany during the World War II era, Nuremberg and its Jewish residents faced extreme oppression. To commemorate Germany and its inhabitants’ struggle during that time period, the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds was erected. Visit the museum for the opportunity to explore exhibits dedicated to understanding and unravelling Nazi Germany. Alternatively, enjoy a guided tour of Nuremberg including the magnificent medieval complex in the city centre and a visit to the enchanting Nuremberg Castle. After exploring Nuremberg, travel to the nearby town of Roth to explore the fascinating Jewish culture. On sailings that belong to the Jewish Heritage programme, the excursion will be a Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Nuremberg and WWII. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Regensburg

Regensburg boasts the largest medieval old town north of the Alps with over 1500 listed buildings. Spend your morning exploring this spectacular city which has a large collection of museums and was previously home to a long line of dukes, kings and bishops. Alternatively, enjoy a tour of the state-of-the-art and futuristic BMW factory. This afternoon, visit a family-owned factory and learn how to make Bavarian sausage or pop over to one of the many restaurants for a taste of regional cuisine and Bavarian beer. On sailings that belong to the Jewish Heritage programme, the excursion will be Jewish Regensburg & Schindler’s List. (B,D,L)

Day 4 - Deggendorf - Straubing - Vilshofen

Deggendorf is nestled between Regensburg and Passau by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest. Start your day by venturing deep into the Bavarian Forest National Park which boasts stunning scenery including rolling hills, low-lying mountains and towering trees. Next, enjoy an exclusive visit to the Theresienthal crystal glass factory which includes a delightful horse-drawn carriage ride, delicious freshly baked bread and schnapps. Journey onto Straubing, a city with a captivating story and an array of Gothic-style buildings and beautiful cathedrals. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vilshofen - Passau - Engelhartszell

Passau is known as the 'City of Three Rivers' as it is situated where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join. Discover the quaint medieval lanes, alluring tunnels, array of cathedrals and modern shopping malls on a walking discovery tour before stopping at the Italian Baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Weissenkirchen

Spend your morning wandering through Weissenkirchen's idyllic wine village which is situated in the heart of the Danube Valley and boasts vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. Enjoy divine Austrian pastries before hiking through one of the area’s most picturesque vineyards. Alternatively, visit the superb Melk Abbey and marvel at the stunning architecture that the Baroque monastery has to offer. Sitting at the top of a rocky formation overlooking the Danube, the Melk Abbey offers breathtaking views of the Wachau Valley below. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Vienna

Arrive in the artistic and musical city of Vienna; a city known for its Imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. Perhaps join the Vienna Mystery Tour or the Vienna panoramic walking tour to explore the cities highlights including the marvellous Old Town. Discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures before enjoying an exclusive after-hours visit of Schönbrunn Palace. The captivating Baroque-style masterpiece reflects 300 years of changing history, styles and Habsburg monarchs. On sailings that belong to the Jewish Heritage programme, the excursion will be a Jewish Vienna Walking Tour. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Vienna - UK

Disembark in Vienna and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • On-board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty, all port charges and airline imposed fuel surcharge

Special Features

  • Jewish Heritage Programme - only one of its kind on the rivers and allows you to dive into Central Europe's enduring Jewish legacy with visits to museums, memorials, synagogues and more. Available on 12, 19 May; 23, 30 Jun; 4, 11 Aug; 15, 22 Sept; 22 Oct; 3 Nov
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 12th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £2829
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5949
      Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £3589 Blue Water Price from: £5899
    • May 19th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £2349
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £5349
      Blue Water Price from: £2349 Blue Water Price from: £2709 Blue Water Price from: £3109 Blue Water Price from: £5299
  • June
    • Jun 23rd - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £2349
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £5349
      Blue Water Price from: £2349 Blue Water Price from: £2709 Blue Water Price from: £3109 Blue Water Price from: £5299
    • Jun 30th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £2349
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £5349
      Blue Water Price from: £2349 Blue Water Price from: £2709 Blue Water Price from: £3109 Blue Water Price from: £5299
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £2189
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2504 Blue Water Price from: £2854 Blue Water Price from: £3834
    • Aug 11th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £2249
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £5349
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2586 Blue Water Price from: £2961 Blue Water Price from: £5299
  • September
    • Sep 15th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £3449
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5849
      Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5799
    • Sep 22nd - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £3449
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5849
      Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5799
  • October
    • Oct 27th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £2449
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2949 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4849
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3399 Blue Water Price from: £4799
  • November
    • Nov 3rd - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £1699
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2949 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4849
      Blue Water Price from: £1699 Blue Water Price from: £2014 Blue Water Price from: £2364 Blue Water Price from: £4799
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