Zurich & The Rhine River Valley



per person
Duration: 9 Nights
Destination: Europe River
Deal Code: DCU11LV




Pricing is based on departure date 29 July 2023

Selected sailings dates from May to October 2023.

Reverse itinerary of Zurich to Nuremberg is also available

New of 2023: Follow the Rhine’s course through Germany, visiting two more countries at the heart of Europe along the way, to delight in the wide array of wonderful experiences this region is home to.

Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through beautifully preserved medieval towns and a stunning imperial palace. Sample the fruits of the Rhine’s famously excellent wineries and enjoy traditional treats as you follow your local guides through the destinations they call home. And, to fully appreciate the lush environment of this verdant river valley, we’ll give you several opportunities to get active out in nature—such as a canoe ride through the Mainschleife nature reserve.

The Rhine also gives us access to such remarkable destinations as the Alsatian capital of Strasbourg or the multicultural city of Basel in Switzerland. And not too far from Basel lies a destination every world traveler should visit at least once, the scenic, lakeside city of Zurich. We’ll spend two nights here in five-star luxury at The Dolder Grand Hotel, expanding our journey on land to embrace Swiss cultural highlights in the country’s largest city.

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?


All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

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


7 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


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

2 nights in Zurich at The Dolder Grand Hotel (or similar)

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


3 countries: Germany, France and Switzerland

3 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: 29th July 2023

Duration: 09 Nights 

Itinerary Overview


Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Disembark from the ship and transfer to The Dolder Grand Hotel. Perched like a castle on the hill above Zurich, this hotel offers a quiet, relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy its many bars and dining venues, excellent spa or nature trails. And with its own funicular, private cars and shuttle services, it’s as convenient a location for exploration as any in the city center.


As Switzerland’s financial capital, Zurich boasts the highest population in the country. Yet, while it rivals any other European metropolis, the city also has a unique charm. Historic and modern architecture mingle in the streets, all set on the shores of an expansive lake against a background of snow-capped alps.


Check out of your hotel and begin your journey home. If your cruise package includes a group purchase or transfer, you will be transferred to Zurich 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.