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Danube Discovery & Prague

7-Night Cruise Vienna to Nuremberg, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Prague (or reverse)

Uniworld Danube Discovery

Danube Discovery
2017 Departure Dates & Pricing

Vienna to Prague (or reverse) - 10 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Vienna to Prague

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Day 1: Vienna (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at Vienna International Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2: Vienna

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour and National Library visit -OR- exclusive  “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” on a waltzing discovery of Viennese daily life

There can be no exploration of the Danube without a visit to Vienna, which is a city both steeped in history and on the cusp of current trends. Your panoramic city tour showcases all the imperial Habsburg grandeur of the stately Ringstrasse, taking you past the Rathaus (City Hall), Parliament, the Hofburg (Imperial Palace), and the State Opera, among other sights. Leaving the motorcoach, you will start a walking tour through the Hofburg grounds, culminating at the magnificent Baroque State Hall of the Austrian National Library, which is said to be the most beautiful library room in the world. For a more intimate look at this stunning city, “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” walking and riding the subway to discover the daily life of the Viennese in the historic town center. Top off your tour with a stop at a traditional Viennese coffee house. (BB, L, D)

Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the National Library.

Day 3: Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

Featured Excursion: Melk Abbey

Today you’ll cruise the scenic, vineyard-rich Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape representing one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. Then tour Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine abbey, a masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube. The views from the terrace are spectacular, but the splendid frescos, marble, and gilded plaster work of its interior will be the true highlight of your visit. (BB, L, Captain's Welcome Gala)

Day 4: Passau

Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour and St. Stephan’s organ concert

Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Explore the well-preserved town on your guided walking tour. Then visit St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ, to hear a magnificent organ recital. (BB, L, D)

Note: Concert not available before May 2, after October 31, 2012, or on Sundays.

Day 5: Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Featured Excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest horse-drawn carriage ride and Theresienthal visit

After enjoying an exclusive scenic horse-drawn carriage ride through an authentic village in the Bavarian Forest and enjoying homebaked bread fresh from the oven, you will head for the world-famous glass manufacturer, Theresienthal. Here you will experience the fine art of crystal glassmaking firsthand during a workshop where you will learn all the various steps involved, as well as the extraordinary history of Theresienthal, once the purveyor of the finest crystal to the royal houses of Europe and the Russian czars. Spend your afternoon taking a scenic stroll or bike ride along the Danube and through the small town of Deggendorf. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Regensburg

Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour

Regensburg, one of the finest Medieval towns in Europe, captures 2,000 years of living history with outstanding manmade monuments like the 12th-century Stone Bridge and the towering Gothic cathedral. Your walking tour takes you past the architectural treasures of Old Town as well as the Cathedral of St. Peter with its magnificent 14th-century stained glass windows. Genuine Bavarian hospitality adds to the vibrant mix of art and culture in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour -OR- visit Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center

After cruising the most scenic parts of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering, visit Nuremberg, an archetypal Medieval German city encircled by mighty defensive walls and red-roofed buildings. Birthplace of Albrecht Dürer and famous for its pocket watches, the city also held the astounding War Crimes Trials after WWII. Discover the sights of Nuremberg during a panoramic tour. Or turn back the pages of history with a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, the actual site of the Nazi party rallies, and home to the permanent exhibition “Fascination and Terror.” You’ll also visit the newly opened Nuremberg Trials Memoriam which includes Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Trials that were so instrumental in forging our current ideals of international criminal law. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

Day 8: Nuremberg (Disembarkation Day), transfer to Prague

Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Prague. (BB)

Day 9: Prague

Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague city tour -OR- Jewish Prague

Beauty and drama abound in the "City of Spires". Enjoy a panoramic tour, taking such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House , before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you'll visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and Golden Lane. You'll cross Charles Bridge on foot to the beautiful Old Town Square with Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Or explore Jewish Prague on a walking tour of Josefov, the city's old Jewish cemetery; Old New Synagogue, Europe's oldest active synagogue; and Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims. (BB)

Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.

Day 10: depart Prague

Transfer to Prague Ruzyne Airport for your flight home. (CB/BB)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed itinerary: Prague to Vienna

Skip to Vienna to Prague itinerary

Day 1: Prague

Arrive at the Prague Ruzyne Airport where you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Prague

Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague city tour -OR- Jewish Prague

Enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House, before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you’ll visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and Golden Lane. You’ll cross Charles Bridge on foot to the beautiful Old Town Square with Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Or explore Jewish Prague on a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s old Jewish quarter, including Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery; Old New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest active synagogue; and Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims. (BB)

Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.

Day 3: depart Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (Embarkation Day)

Depart hotel in Prague and transfer to ship in Nuremberg for embarkation. (D)

Day 2: Roth (Nuremberg), cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour -OR- visit Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit

Nuremberg is an archetypal Medieval German city encircled by mighty defensive walls and red-roofed buildings. Birthplace of Albrecht Dürer and famous for its pocket watches, the city also held the astounding War Crimes Trials after WWII. Discover Nuremberg's most celebrated sights during a panoramic tour. Or turn back the pages of history with a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, the actual site of the Nazi party rallies and home to the permanent exhibition “Fascination and Terror.” You’ll also visit the newly opened Nuremberg Trials Memoriam which includes Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Trials that were so instrumental in forging our current ideals of international criminal law. In the afternoon, enjoy cruising the most scenic parts of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

Day 3: Regensburg

Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour

Regensburg, one of the finest Medieval towns in Europe, captures 2,000 years of living history with outstanding manmade monuments like the 12th-century Stone Bridge and the towering Gothic cathedral. Your walking tour takes you past the architectural treasures of Old Town as well as the Cathedral of St. Peter, which boasts magnificent 14th-century stained glass windows. Genuine Bavarian hospitality adds to the vibrant mix of art and culture in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (BB, L, D)

Day 4: Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

Featured Excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest horse-drawn carriage ride and Theresienthal visit

After enjoying an exclusive scenic horse-drawn carriage ride through an authentic village in the Bavarian Forest and enjoying homebaked bread fresh from the oven, you will head for the world-famous glass manufacturer, Theresienthal. Here you will experience the fine art of crystal glassmaking firsthand during a workshop where you will learn all the various steps involved, as well as the extraordinary history of Theresienthal, once the purveyor of the finest crystal to the royal houses of Europe and the Russian czars. Spend your afternoon taking a scenic stroll or bike ride along the Danube and through the small town of Deggendorf. (BB, L, D)

Day 5: Passau

Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour and St. Stephan’s organ concert

Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Explore the well-preserved town on your guided walking tour. Then visit St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ, to hear a magnificent organ recital. (BB, L, D)

Note: Concert not available before May 2, after October 31, 2012, or on Sundays.

Day 6: Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley

Featured Excursion: Melk Abbey

Today you’ll tour Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine abbey, a masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube. The views from the terrace are spectacular, but the splendid frescos, marble, and gilded plaster work of its interior will be the true highlight of your visit. Then cruise the scenic, vineyard-rich Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape and one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. (BB, L, Captain's Farewell Dinner)

Day 7: Vienna

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour and National Library visit -OR- exclusive  “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” on a waltzing discovery of Viennese daily life

There can be no exploration of the Danube without a visit to Vienna, a city both steeped in history and on the cusp of current trends. Your panoramic city tour showcases all the imperial Habsburg grandeur of the stately Ringstrasse, taking you past the Rathaus (City Hall), Parliament, the Hofburg (Imperial Palace), and the State Opera, among other sights. Leaving the motorcoach, you will start a walking tour through the Hofburg grounds, culminating at the magnificent Baroque State Hall of the Austrian National Library, which is said to be the most beautiful library room in the world. For a more intimate look at this stunning city, “See Vienna as the Viennese Do,” walking and riding the subway to discover the daily life of the Viennese in the historic town center. Top off your tour with a stop at a traditional Viennese coffee house. (BB, L, D)

Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the National Library.

Day 8: Depart Vienna (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exquisite Vienna. (CB/BB)

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2017 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Prague
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Day (in Nuremberg)

Cat. 3 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/window

Cat. 2 - Lower Deck w/window

Cat. 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite - Upper Deck w /french balcony

May 5, 2017
May 7, 2017
$4,049
$4,599
$5,299
$6,699
Jun 2, 2017
Jun 4, 2017
$4,049
$4,599
$5,299
$6,699
Jun 30, 2017
Jul 2, 2017
$4,049
$4,599
$5,299
$6,699
Jul 28, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
$3,949
$4,499
$5,199
$6,599
Aug 25, 2017
Aug 27, 2017
$4,149
$4,699
$5,399
$6,799
Sep 22, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
$4,049
$4,599
$5,299
$6,699
Oct 20, 2017
Oct 22, 2017
$3,849
$4,399
$5,099
$6,499
From Vienna
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Day (in Vienna)

Cat. 3 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/window

Cat. 2 - Lower Deck w/window

Cat. 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite - Upper Deck w/french balcony

May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017
$4,049
$4,599
$5,299
$6,699
Jun 11, 2017
Jun 11, 2017
$4,049
$4,599
$5,299
$6,699
Jul 9, 2017
Jul 9, 2017
$3,949
$4,499
$5,199
$6,599
Aug 6, 2017
Aug 6, 2017
$3,949
$4,499
$5,199
$6,599
Sep 3, 2017
Sep 3, 2017
$4,449
$4,999
$5,699
$7,099
Oct 1, 2017
Oct 1, 2017
$3,949
$4,499
$5,199
$6,599
Oct 29, 2017
Oct 29, 2017
$3,749
$4,299
$4,999
$6,399
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.
For 7 nights Cruise Only Vienna to Nuremberg (no Prague): Subtract $400 from above per person rates.

Prices Include:

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▪ 7 night Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
2 nights accommodation in Prague at the deluxe Bascolo Prague (or similar; subject to change) with breakfast
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
▪ Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Receptions
▪ Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water
▪ 7 days of excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
▪ Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
▪ An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment and lecture
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
▪ Signature Lecture: "Maria Theresa:"A Woman Shaping European Politics"
▪ 24-Hour Room Service (new in 2017)
▪ Concierge services
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ All transfers on arrival and departure days. Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.
▪ Port charges
▪ Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Personal expenses

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