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Historic Nuremberg

Grand Christmas & New Year's

Nuremberg to Budapest - Example 13 Day Cruise aboard S.S. Beatrice
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If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special cruise is for you. Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital. On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for Midnight Mass. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.The mighty Danube takes the ship through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year.

Select departures run in reverse (Budapest to Nuremberg)
Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruiseExplore the quaint streets of PassauAdmire the artistry of LinzEnjoy the tranquility of DurnsteinWander the streets of ViennaHistoric Nuremberg
Highlights
  • Explore the Regensburg city to learn about it's history for 2000 years.
  • Enjoy a day tour to Bavarian Forest village in Deggendorf.
  • Wander through the Passau ancient town with a local expert.
  • Experience a reception in the magnificent Cupola Hall at the Vienna Art History Museum
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Nuremberg | Embark

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. Be greeted by a representative and transferred to the ship.

Day 2: Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There is not a more perfect place to begin a celebration of the holiday season than Nuremberg. The historic Old Town is an archetypal German medieval city and is home to a world-renowned gingerbread called lebkuchen.

Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared this evening.

Day 3: Cruising the Main-Danube Canal | Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend a leisurely day on board and cruise along a marvel of modern engineering, the 106-mile-long Main-Danube Canal. Tonight, celebrate Christmas Eve in the enchanting town of Regensburg, known for its stunningly preserved medieval quarter.

Day 4: Regensburg

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations this time of year, adding to its already considerable charms and captivating architectural style. Check out the best and brightest cultural sights and plunge into the town’s ancient past.

Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg walking tour

Day 5: Cruising the Danube River | Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take some time today to explore the beautifully expansive and heavily wooded Bavarian Forest. As the largest continuous forested region in Europe, there’s plenty to uncover—like unspoiled landscapes, abundant wildlife and idyllic atmosphere.

Featured Excursion: Bavarian Forest village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit

Day 6: Cruising the Danube River | Passau

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located at the confluence of three rivers, Passau is a lovely place to take a stroll with a local expert who will regale you with stories about the town’s colorful (and ancient) past.

Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour

Day 7: Linz (Salzburg)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. This is the perfect time of year to explore this refined and much-loved city. If you’re a fan of “The Sound of Music,” all the better—you will recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town.

Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg tour

Day 8: Cruising the Wachau Valley | Dürnstein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley, reach the village of Dürnstein. Walk along the cobbled streets, browse the shops selling apricot schnapps and maybe take a quick jaunt up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own).

Featured Excursions: Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monaster and Private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg Royalty

Day 9: Vienna

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known works, including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.”

Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum or Private Mozart and Strauss concert

Choice of Vienna city tour with Christmas market or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour

Day 10: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin the day with a visit to a palace that pays tribute to the taste and wealth of the Habsburg emperors. Spend some time exploring Vienna on your own and then ring in the New Year in style.

Featured Excursions: Bergl Rooms with Puppet Theatre or Private New Year’s Eve gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace

Day 11: Vienna | Cruising the Danube River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After enjoying some extra free time to explore Vienna on your own, relax on board as the ship cruises to Budapest. Have the morning at leisure. Have the option to either relax on board or ramble through glorious Vienna.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared this evening.

Day 12: Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Get a taste of this dynamic capital with a city tour that will show all the highlights.

Featured Excursion: Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit

Day 13: Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark the ship and be transferred to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

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Magnificent appointed riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m) is located on the Moselle Deck. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
French Balcony Cabin
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French Balcony
Sumptuous appointed riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Danube Deck with a French balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
S.S. Beatrice Deluxe Balcony
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Deluxe French Balcony
Luxuriant appointed riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Rhine Deck with a French balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
S.S. Beatrice Suite
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Suite
Lavishly appointed riverview suite (225 sq ft - 21 sq m) located on the Rhine Deck with a french balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers.
S.S. Beatrice Grand Suite
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Grand Suite
Luxurious appointed riverview grand suite (310 sq ft - 28.8 sq m). Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers, a rain shower and tub.
S.S. Beatrice Royal Suite
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Royal Suite
Luxurious appointed riverview royal suite (390 sq ft - 36.2 sq m) with spacious living room. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmers, back-lit magnifying mirror, mirrors, bathrobes and slippers, rain shower and tub.

Notes

Included in Cruise Fare:
  • All meals on board, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • 9 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Taste of Christmas” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • 12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic S.S. Beatrice
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Visits to 3 countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary
  • Visits to 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Captivating on board local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
Excluded from Cruise Fare:
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $310 per person
  • Airfare, international or local
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Travel protection plan
  • Extensions or land tours 
  • Losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour
  • Any additional personal expenses
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided on board on the first day of your cruise.
 

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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