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Set Sail on Sunday, October 13, 2019
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Amsterdam has been constructed entirely on stakes to sit above the cities water level. The Anne Frank House, The Hague and a Delft Blue Pottery Factory are merely a few of the sights that await your arrival in this beautifully eclectic city.Day 3: Cologne, Germany
Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities. Explore the old town with it’s beautiful squares, local markets and historical monuments. The highlight of this stop is the magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. If you fancy going further afield book an excursion to Drachenburg Castle or Bruhl, famous for the Augustus Palace and Falkenlust.Day 4: Rudesheim (Rhine Gorge), Germany
Make sure to have your camera at the ready for today’s journey through the Rhine Gorge, packed full of stunning natural scenery and impressive castles. Including Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, set on an island in the middle of the river it was formally a toll gate. Working with the nearby fortified town of Kaub to collect money from traders passing through. As the ship winds downriver you will see the sites of many local fairy tales and folklore’s including the tale of Lorelei Rock. Shipwrecks have been recorded here as far back as the middle ages, a forlorn woman is said to sit atop the cliff combing her hair luring sailors onto the rocks. Arrive at today’s final destination, the popular German town of Rüdesheim. Activities here include cable car rides up to the impressive Germania monument with amazing views of the Rhine Valley, then free time to shop for handicrafts or taste the famous Rüdesheim ice coffee.Day 5: Miltenberg, Germany
Step back to the middle ages as you take a tour of picture perfect village Miltenberg, with its timber houses and narrow cobbled streets. If you want to go further afield join the organised hike to Wertheim Castle, built in the 12th Century and partially destroyed in The Thirty Years’ War, now a popular tourist destination.Day 6: Wurzburg, Germany
Würzburg is at the heart of Franconian wine country, surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The city has many wine bars, cellars and wineries where you can try the local wine in the characteristic Bocksbeutel bottles. After a walking tour of the city make sure to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bishops’ Residenz. One of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces featuring the elaborate staircase, 18th Century frescoes by Tiepolo, and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork. Close to Würzburg are other fantastic attractions such as Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town dating back to the middle ages, boasting unique gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture.Day 7: Volkach,Germany
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, with stops at the breathtaking Main horseshoe bend, the Gothic-styled pilgrimage church of St. Mary of the Assumption and Vogelsburg Castle, where we’ll treat you to stunning views, Franconian Prosecco, regional chocolates and more. If you’re looking for more of an active exploration, cycle, hike or paddle in and around the Main’s river loop.Day 9: Bamberg, Germany
After cruising down the Danube Canal arrive in Bamberg, this medieval Bavarian town has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site with around 2,400 listed buildings. You can’t visit Bavaria without trying some of the local brews, said to have one of the densest concentrations of breweries in the world, Bamberg is famous for its Rauchbier, a smoked beer.Day 10: Nuremberg, Germany
Welcome to Bavaria! The Nuremberg Justice Palace was the location of the War Crimes Tribunal in 1946, known as the Nuremberg Trials. For history enthusiasts other WWII sites include the WWII Documentation Centre and the Nazi party rally grounds, where rallies were held from 1933 until 1938. This medieval Bavarian city is packed full of character, namely the charming Imperial castles boasting 900-year-old ramparts.Day 11: Regensburg, Germany
Your Voyage today takes you down the remainder of the fascinating Main–Danube-Canal to Kelheim, and then along the Danube River to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and home to the oldest bridge to cross the Danube. Wander through the city and have a look at the Old Town Hall, or perhaps book an excursion to Weltenburg Abbey. Back aboard the Emerald Star enjoy the evening with a traditional Bavarian Band.Day 12: Passau, Germany
Passau in Germany is home to Europe’s largest church organ which has more than 17,000 pipes, sitting inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral with it’s amazing baroque architecture. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and admire the Oberhaus Fortress looming above the town. If you are a fan of ‘The Sound of Music’ or Mozart, the excursion to Salzburg is a must!Day 13: Durnstein, Austria
Today will consist of two stops, the first situated within Austria’s wine region. Melk is home to an striking 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with ornate gold leaf walls, a 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. After a scenic cruise through the spectacular Wachau Valley you will arrive in Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. It was here that Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th Century. If you fancy an active adventure sign up for today’s bike ride along the banks of the Danube.Day 14 - 15: Vienna, Austria
Vienna is Austria’s capital city and home to great minds such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The Architecture is indisputably incredible with the world famous Opera House, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, and the Schonbrunn Palace to wow you on your tour of Vienna.
Explore Europe in style aboard Uniworld’s opulent River Princess. Accommodating an intimate 130 passengers, this ship embodies luxury with the perfect balance of neutral and bold tones complimented by sophisticated furnishings. Feel like royalty as you laze between the chic Main Lounge, Sky Lounge, Captain’s Lounge and Library or sip cocktails at the bar as the sun sets over the water. End each day in your private, tranquil stateroom flaunting stunning river vistas, handcrafted Savoir® of England bedding complete with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and an elaborate pillow menu. Want for nothing more when cruising aboard the River Princess.
Prices shown are in Australian Dollars and are per person, based on twin share. Prices are subject to availability and subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice. Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing. Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking. All passports, vaccinations, and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.
Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.
Accommodation can be pre or post cruise and subject to availability and flight scheduling, advised by consultant at time of booking.
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