Discover heaven on earth on the ultimate holiday river cruise
If you're looking to celebrate the holidays andwelcome the New Year in incredible style, thisspecial cruise is for you. You'll sail through Germany, Austria andHungary along the shimmering Danube andpast incredible sights on this unique itinerary.Explore charming old-world villages and Gothiccathedrals, and escape the hurry and hassle ofthe holidays as you relax onboard a luxuriousship and cruise through the ravishing landscapesof the Danube.
On Christmas Eve, walk through the quietmedieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothiccathedral for Midnight Mass. As you pass throughthe magnificent doors, look up: You'll see chalkmarks invoking age-old blessings for all whoenter. Listen to the harness bells chime as youride through the serene Bavarian Forest in ahorse-drawn wagon. Wander through locationsfrom The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburgand then warm up with rum-laced coffee. MeetHabsburg royalty during a private reception ina castle overlooking the UNESCO-designatedWachau Valley.
Visit stunning churches and sample deliciouswines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in theNew Year dancing in a real Viennese palace, andsee how a dusting of snow adds to the glamourof Hungary's historic capital.
The mighty Danube takes you through threenations decked in all their holiday finery at thismost delightful time of year.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Those who wish to just get away and relax duringthe busy holiday season, and anyone seeking tocelebrate Christmas and welcome in the NewYear in an extraordinarily memorable way.
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
9 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided "Taste of Christmas" and "Gentle Walking" programs
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 River Beatrice
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
5 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
All transfers on arrival and departure days
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "Heaven on Earth: The Worldly Pleasures of Baroque Art and Architecture"