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Prague-Bucharest - Example 19 Day Cruise aboard S.S. Beatrice
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Beautifully preserved Prague has enchanted visitors for ages, but it is only a tiny part of this extraordinary voyage through eight nations. In this special river cruise, uncover the splendid Habsburg capitals of Vienna and Budapest, as well as the many hidden treasures of Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria. Sail past quaint villages and great cities on the glorious Danube, visiting baroque abbeys and medieval cathedrals, tasting fine wines and encountering new cultures. This will be a picture-perfect journey to explore famed capitals and storied lands, to meet new people and encounter diverse cultures.

Select departures run in reverse (Bucharest to Prague)

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Prague
Day 2 : Prague
Day 3 : Prague |Transfer to Nuremberg (Embark)
Day 4 : Regensburg
Day 5 : Passau
Day 6 : Passau | Engelhartszell
Day 7 : Emmersdorf (Spitz) | Tulln | Vienna
Day 8 : Vienna
Day 9 : Budapest
Day 10 : Budapest
Day 11 : Budapest
Day 12 : Mohács | Batina (Osijek) | Vukovar
Day 13 : Belgrade
Day 14 : Golubac | Cruising the Iron Gates
Day 15 : Vidin
Day 16 : Rousse
Day 17 : Giurgiu (Disembark) | Transfer to Bucharest
Day 18 : Bucharest
Day 19 : Depart for Home

Highlights

  • Discover the beautifully preserved medieval city of Regensburg
  • Explore the Spitz Village and Famous Shipping Museum
  • Wander around the panoramic highlights of Old Town Vienna.
  • Enjoy a private reception at Artstetten Castle in Emmersdorf.

Ship

S.S. Beatrice

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore Prague's colorful streets Historic Nuremberg Admire Roman-inspired architecture in Bucharest Take a quiet moment in Passau A view over the cultural hub of Vienna Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
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Day 1 Prague

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive at Prague Václav Havel Airport. Be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 Prague

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A magnet for generations of artists, writers, scientists and composers, Prague is famous for its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance (and the beers here are pretty amazing too). A thousand years of architecture, from ornate Gothic to fanciful postmodern, has been beautifully preserved.

Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit

Generations Excursion: Czech out Prague
** This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 3 Prague |Transfer to Nuremberg (Embark)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, leave Prague and travel via motorcoach to Nuremberg, where the ship awaits. Before embarkation on this river voyage, there will be time to enjoy lunch on your own and then explore historic Nuremberg and visit sites associated with the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Nuremberg will forever be associated with the post-WWII Nuremberg trials, but the city’s profound historical and cultural significance stretches back many centuries before that. Gain a newfound understanding and appreciation of both aspects of the city today on an in-depth tour with a local expert. 

Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with WWII Rally Grounds and Documentation Center visits

Generations Excursion: Nuremberg climbing forest
** This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 4 Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bavaria’s first capital, Regensburg, owes its impressive historical lineage and rich architectural heritage to 600 years as a Free Imperial City, a fact recognized by UNESCO in 2006. Today, discover how the beautifully preserved medieval city coexists with a vibrant modern urban center.

Choice of Regensburg walk with Thurn and Taxis castle visit or BMW factory visit or "Let's Go" Regensburg hiking experience

Generations Excursion: Revved engines
** This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared.

Day 5 Passau

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one—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 enjoy an invigorating riverside hike.

Choice of Passau walking tour or "Let's Go" hike along the Ilz River

Generations Excursions: Treasure hunt trek or Ilz River splash
** These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 6 Passau | Engelhartszell

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship will cruise through a scenic highlight of the Danube today, the Schlögener Schlinge—a hairpin loop in the Danube that was once very hazardous for ships and is now a lovely, serene stretch of water.

Featured Excursion: “Let's Go” scenic Bavarian river biking

Generations Excursion: Pedal Passau
** This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 7 Emmersdorf (Spitz) | Tulln | Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, the ship will dock in Emmersdorf, midway through the glorious landscape, where you are invited to enjoy a private reception at Artstetten Castle. Later in the day, find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck as the ship cruises through the Wachau Valley. Over the eons, the Danube cut a gorge through the foothills of the Bohemian Mountains, resulting in a 19-mile (30-kilometer) stretch of riverine scenery so beautiful, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Landscape.

Choice of Private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg royalty or Spitz “Village Day” or Spitz Village stroll or "Let's Go" walk the vineyards of Spitz.

Generations Excursions: Wachau wander or Artstetten Castle adventure
** These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 8 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The grand dame of the Danube, Vienna was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and remains, to this day, the political and cultural center of Austria. Klimt painted here, Beethoven and Mozart composed here and Freud developed his theories here. It’s a treasure trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art collections and inviting cafés—and it is yours to explore. A city tour will show the architectural highlights of the Austrian capital as well as the legendary opera house in the heart of the city. Or, indulge the passion for art with visits to two distinctively different collections—a “cabinet of curiosities” collected by the Habsburgs and the Belvedere’s extraordinary cache of paintings by Klimt and other renowned artists.

Choice of Viennese highlights with Musikverein or Vienna panoramic highlights with Old Town food and art walk

Generations Excursions: Magical history tour or Schönbrunn royal experience
**These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 9 Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and allure all its own. Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with a choice of excursions—see the city from a local’s perspective on our "Do as the Locals Do" walking tour or cover more ground with a panoramic tour.

Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights and Parliament visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

Generations Excursion: Bird’s eye of Budapest
** This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

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

Day 10 Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Other passengers are heading home today, but you are only halfway through this marvelous holiday. Today, be invited to enjoy a full-day visit to Hungary's Eger wine region for some lunch and, of course, wine tasting.

Featured Excursion: Full-day Eger wine country with lunch and wine tasting

Day 11 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. Explore this dynamic and multifaceted city with a choice of excursions- see the city from a local’s perspective on a walking tour or cover more ground with a panoramic tour or “Let’s Go” with a guided bike ride. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West.

Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour or “Let’s Go” Budapest by bike or Budapest panoramic highlights and Parliament visit

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared.

Day 12 Mohács | Batina (Osijek) | Vukovar

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war. This country is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food.

Choice of Vucedol Culture Museum and lunch at a family winery or Full-day tour of Osijek with private home-hosted lunch

Day 13 Belgrade

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modern-day present.

Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or "Let's Go" "I Bike Belgrade" tour

Day 14 Golubac | Cruising the Iron Gates

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lies the banks of the river. Keep an eye out for Trajan’s Plaque, which the ancient Romans erected to commemorate the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the 14th century and attacked successively by the Serbs, Magyars and Turks.

Featured Excursion: Lepenski Vir archaeological park and Golubac Castle

Unwind on board and cruise the breathtaking Iron Gates, an 83-mile-long (134-kilometer-long) stretch of scenic gorges that were cut through the Carpathian and Balkan mountains over eons by the Danube River. These gorges, which act as a natural border between Serbia and Romania, are among the most dramatic and beautiful sights in all of Europe. This was one of the swiftest and most dangerous stretches of the river before two dams were built: Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II. Construction on the dams began in 1964 and took 20 years to complete; they have dramatically altered the area’s landscape, raising the water level by 114 feet (35 meters) and drowning several islands and villages.

Day 15 Vidin

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s the base for an unusual excursion today, a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations. Or, head to a local’s home to bake a traditional Bulgarian dish called Banitsa.

Choice of Belogradchik red rock valley or Banitza home baking experience

Day 16 Rousse

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings.

Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch or Rousse walking tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo Monasteries

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared.
 

Day 17 Giurgiu (Disembark) | Transfer to Bucharest

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, disembark the ship in Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest and then enjoy a panoramic city tour, or walking tour in the old Lipscani district. Tonight, relax in the comfort of a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and economic center.

Featured Excursion: Bucharest panoramic highlights tour with People's Palace

Day 18 Bucharest

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
On today’s agenda, enjoy a guided tour of the infamous Ceaușescu Mansion. Venture to the opulent former residence of Romania’s former leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, and have a guided tour. It’s been thirty years since deposed Romanian president Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by a firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989, but now have the option to roam the opulent 80-room residence where the couple once lived, situated on 3.5 acres of grounds in one of Bucharest’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Featured Excursion: Ceausescu's Palace: the Dictator's private mansion

Day 19 Depart for Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Check out of the hotel this morning and depart for the airport for your flight home.
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S.S. Beatrice

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Per person starting at
$8,499
Classic Cabin
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Classic
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

Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

- All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
- Single Supplement applies for single accommodation. Solo occupancy pricing is dependent on cabin type, contact us for details.

Included in Cruise Fare:
  • All meals on board, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 18 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners
  • 2 Captain's Welcome and 2 Captain's Farewell Receptions
  • 2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • 16 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Let's Go," “Do as the Locals Do” and "Village Day" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning S.S. Beatrice
  • 2 nights in Prague at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
  • 2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
  • 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 8 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
  • Visits to 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both on board and on shore
  • Captivating on board local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures
Excluded from Cruise Fare:
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $380 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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