Grand Central Europe

from 

£4,899

per person
 
Duration: 14 Nights
Destination: Europe River
Deal Code: DCJN0WJ

 

 

Description

Pricing is based on departure date 05 August 2023

Selected sailings dates from April to October 2023.

Reverse itinerary Vienna to Basel available.

New for 2023: Why choose between the quaint scenery of the Rhine and the awe-inspiring sights along the Danube when you can combine both for the ultimate journey down the two longest rivers in Central Europe?

Begin your journey in the picturesque city of Basel and end in imperial Vienna, two showstopping destinations to highlight your cruise. Along the way, you’ll cruise through 3 different rivers—the Rhine, Main and Danube—to visit Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria.

You’ll visit the resort town of Baden-Baden and climb to the treetops of Bamberg, wander the palatial residences of historic rulers and venture into the Bavarian forest. Taste Rheingau wines and German beers at the source. Wonder at the Wachau Valley’s riverscapes and the equally incredible agricultural products grown there. This adventure is full of memorable moments from first to last.

Grand Central Europe is a combination of Rhine River Valley and Authentic Daunbe

Why Book?

Savings: Save up to £1,200 pp on a wide selection of Uniworld all-inclusive, luxury river cruises. *The Cruise Line Price advertised refers to the best available price in market and can include ad hoc flash promotions when applicable.

Flights included: Flights are included for all 2023 departures. Included flights are from London. For alternative departure points and upgrades, please call; supplements may apply.

(Round-trip economy flights included from London. No-fly, rail options also included however, travelling by Eurostar transfers are not included. Flights and/or Eurostar are subject to availability at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Other restrictions may apply.)

Worry-Free travel: Tips / Gratuities are included


What's included?

Dining:

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 14 dinners

2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Excursions:

12 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

A variety of onshore tours, including guided “Let's Go” and “Village Day” programs

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Accommodation:

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Princess

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

Experiences:

4 countries: Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria

Multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager

Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)

Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour

Captivating onboard local entertainment


Your Ship: River Princess

The stunning foyer of the 128-passenger River Princess sets an indulgent and luxurious tone for your European journey. Throughout the ship, jewel-tone greens, warm browns and a mix of black and white create a sophisticated ambiance, while stylish public areas—including a Main Lounge, a Sky Lounge and a Captain’s Lounge and Library—provide comfortable places to curl up with a good book, chat with friends, or sip your favorite cocktail.


Itinerary highlights:

Ship: River Princess

Cabin: Deluxe

Sail Date: 05th Aug 2023

Duration: 14 Nights 

Itinerary Overview

DAY 1: BASEL, KEMBS (EMBARK)

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. 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 in Kembs, France.

DAY 2: STRASBOURG, RASTATT

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops. While we’re docked here today, make sure to get out and explore this charming town—but you won’t want to miss our day trip to the blissful spa town of Baden-Baden.

DAY 3: FRANKFURT

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe—“main” because the Main River flows through the city. A financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture, Frankfurt is a city full of energy and culture.

DAY 4: MILTENBERG

The perfect German town calls for a day full of quintessential German experiences. Resting on the left bank of the Main, Miltenberg is classically quaint with its charming squares, farmland, biking and pedestrian paths, impressive castles and one of Germany’s oldest inns.

DAY 5: WÜRZBURG

The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the region’s history through the European Renaissance. It even contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco by Tiepolo. Visit the Residence and its carefully restored gardens or get outdoors and enjoy a scenic hike around Festung Marienberg, a prominent landmark that was previously home to a long line of prince-bishops.

DAY 6: VOLKACH

Your day brings you to Volkach and the heart of the Franconian wine country. It’s a region full of overwhelming natural beauty, rooted communities, marvelous flavors and villages that have been making wine for countless generations. Explore the town and its surrounding countryside.

DAY 7: BAMBERG

Bamberg in its entirety is not only described as beautiful but has often been regarded as one of Germany’s most attractive settlements, with its picturesque architecture, intersecting canals and rivers, and charming stores and restaurants, all framed by rolling hills.

DAY 8: NUREMBERG

Other passengers are heading home today, but you are only halfway through your journey! Take this time to head out and explore Nuremberg on your own. Your Cruise Manager will be full of suggestions on how to make the most out of this marvelous city.

DAY 9: NUREMBERG

The archetypal medieval German city, Nuremberg was once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, housing many German kings in the Kaiserburg castle complex. Later, this city became the epicenter of the Nazi party. When the end of WWII left Nuremberg almost completely leveled, it was chosen to be the site of the war crimes tribunal—the Nuremberg Trials. Now, most of the city has been restored, including the old castle.

DAY 10: REGENSBURG

The nearly 2,000-year-old history of Regensburg begins with a Roman fort in 90 AD, from which Regensburg grew into the large and prosperous trade center that it became in the last few centuries of the Medieval period. This long history has been excellently preserved through Regensburg’s iconic architecture—particularly its many Gothic and Romanesque churches and Patrician houses.

DAY 11: STRAUBING, DEGGENDORF, VILSHOFEN

Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best.

DAY 12: VILSHOFEN, PASSAU

A new day brings new experiences in the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region.

DAY 13: WEISSENKIRCHEN, MELK

Start your day in the heart of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouth watering apricot treats. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. The Melk Abbey is a baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube.

DAY 14: VIENNA

On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy. The city is known for its imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections.

DAY 15: VIENNA (DISEMBARK)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Vienna International Airport for your flight home.

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Terms & Conditions

All fares are displayed in GBP and pricing is per person based on twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise. Although all due care is taken to keep information as up-to-date as possible, pricing and availability are subject to change without notice: due to varying timing schedules of supplier automated update processes; currency fluctuations; fuel surcharges or government tax & fee changes and may not be guaranteed until paid in full. Gratuities may be an additional onboard charge depending on particular cruise line selected. Please ask your cruise consultant for any clarification of Terms & Conditions.