Luxury Portraits of Eastern Europe – Berlin to Bucharest in 2022
23 Night Fly, Stay & Luxury River Cruise Holiday With FREE Beverages Onboard & $6000 Bonus Value
Deal Code: MC-88446
- 14 Night Luxury River Cruise
- Return Flights
- All Onboard Meals
- Activities & Entertainment Onboard
- Port Charges & Taxes Included
Exclusive Bonus Value
- 3 BONUS Nights in Berlin
- 2 BONUS Nights in Prague
- 2 BONUS Nights in Bucharest
- BONUS Scenic Rail Journey
- BONUS Exclusive Package Savings
- 14 Night cruise from Nuremberg to Bucharest onboard the S.S. Beatrice in a classic cabin
- Enjoy a 2 night stay onboard in Budapest
- Economy flights to Berlin, returning from Bucharest
- All daily meals onboard your river cruise, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinner onboard your river cruise
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water on board your river cruise
- In-Suite butler service onboard your river cruise
- A variety of personalised excursions led by English speaking local experts
- Exclusively curated shore programs
- All gratuities, free ship-wide internet and Wi-Fi access included on board your river cruise
- A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
- All port taxes & charges included
- 3 BONUS Nights accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Berlin
- BONUS Scenic Rail Journey from Berlin to Prague
- 2 BONUS nights in Prague hosted by Uniworld with included city tour
- BONUS Uniworld transfer from Prague to Nuremberg to embark your cruise
- BONUS Uniworld transfer from Giurgiu to Bucharest
- 2 BONUS nights in Bucharest hosted by Uniworld with included city tour
- BONUS Exclusive Package Savings
General Sail Date Information
Set sail on Monday, August 15, 2022
*Surcharges may apply
Day 1-3: Berlin, Germany
Arrive in Berlin on day 1 and enjoy a 3 night stay at your leisure in this historic city. Why not take a walk through the city past the East Gallery and admire the vibrant artwork or spend the day exploring Charlottenburg Palace.Day 4-6: Prague, Czech Republic
On day 4 travel via rail to Prague where you will meet your Uniworld group at the hotel. On day 5 you will enjoy a tour of the city. 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 here. Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visitDay 7: Nuremberg, Germany
Leave Prague this morning and travel via motorcoach to Nuremberg, where your ship awaits. Before you embark on your river voyage, you’ll have time to enjoy lunch on your own and then explore historic Nuremberg on an in-depth tour with a local expert. Featured Excursion: Nuremberg panoramic city tourDay 8: Regensburg, Germany
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, you’ll 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 In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.Day 9: Passau, Germany
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 RiverDay 10: Engelhartszell, Austria
Your ship cruises 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 bikingDay 11: Emmersdorf, Austria
Your 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, you’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck as your 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 visit and meet the former Count of SpitzDay 12: Vienna, Austria
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; Freud developed his theories here. It’s a treasure trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art collections and inviting cafés—and today it is yours to explore. A city tour will show you the architectural highlights of the Austrian capital as well as the legendary Belvedere Palace. Or, indulge your passion for fine art and fine food with a fascinating and memorable panoramic tour. Or explore Jewish Vienna via our Jewish Heritage excursion. Choice of Viennese highlights with Belvedere Palace or Vienna panoramic highlights with Old Town food and art walkDay 13: Budapest, Hungary
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 your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on a walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour. Or choose our Jewish Heritage excursion offering you a detailed introduction to Jewish Budapest. Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with St. Stephen's Cathedral or Budapest walk with local treats A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.Day 14: Budapest, Hungary
Other passengers are heading home today, but you are only halfway through your marvelous holiday. Today you are 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 tastingDay 15: Budapest, Hungary
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 your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on our walking tour, 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 Budapest Communist Tour or Budapest panoramic highlights with synagogue visit In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.Day 16: Mohács, Batina (Osijek), Vukovar
Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, 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 Home-hosted lunch with Karanac Craft Museum visitDay 17: Belgrade, Serbia
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" tourDay 18: Golubac, Serbia (Cruising the Iron Gates)
Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lines 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 onboard as you 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 19: Vidin, Bulgaria
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 your base for an unusual excursion today—a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations. Or you can head to a local’s home to bake a traditional Bulgarian dish called banitsa. Choice of Belogradchik red rock valley or Banitza home baking experienceDay 20: Ruse, Bulgaria
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 for you.Day 21: Giurgiu (Bucharest), Romania
This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour or walking tour in the old Lipscani district. Tonight, you’ll 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 Communist tour with People's PalaceDay 22-23: Bucharest, Romania
Get to know the bustling heart of Romania's capital city with a full day to explore Bucharest on your own before flying home the following day.
The S.S. Beatrice boasts yacht-style light wood with blue and white finishes throughout, a renovated lobby featuring elegant mirrors, marble floors, a white Murano chandelier with blue shades and a grand staircase made of nickel and black iron—a signature design element of Uniworld’s Super Ships. The ship’s redesigned lounge features sofas and chairs with hand-made upholstery, a parquet floor and upholstered ceiling panels, solar shades and new USB ports allowing guests to charge anywhere they are sitting. The artwork throughout the ship includes pieces from Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Pino Signoretto.
S.S. Beatrice offers four dining options all inspired by famous Austrian composers, including Mozart’s, the ship’s main restaurant; Wolfgang’s bar and lounge and newly added Schubert’s and Max’s. For guests seeking an immersive culinary experience, Max’s restaurant offers intimate cooking classes where guests can create local European cuisines alongside the chef. Schubert’s, an 18-seat café located at the bow of the ship, offers guests shared plates from lunch through dinnertime. The cozy Austrian-styled eatery features menus reflecting the cuisine of the ship’s destinations.
Travel based on Cruise Departure 15 August 2022
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Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
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- Explore Berlin like a local during your pre cruise city stay
- Indulge in all inclusive luxury onboard the S.S. Beatrice with bespoke interior design onboard
- Enjoy a 2 night stay onboard in Budapest - more time ashore
- Itinerary highlight - cruise Passau where three iconic rivers meet
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