Eastern Europe Escape

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Our Price From 3,674 Per Person
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 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Vienna
 Trip Finishes
Belgrade
8 Day Eastern Europe Escape Itinerary (U by Uniworld)
Countries Explored: Austria Czech Republic Hungary Serbia
Budget
Affordable
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
UCEER

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on U by Uniworld's 8 Day Eastern Europe Escape. From imperial rule, communist regimes, and everything in between, this cruise is an enticing look at the past set against a backdrop of vibrant Vienna, elegant and easy-going Novi Sad, Budapest’s dramatic architecture, and the perfectly picturesque landscapes along the way. You’ll sip some of Europe’s best white wine in Mohács, wander through Buda and Pest, and dive into the breathtaking natural scenes of Belgrade with a bike ride to “Belgrade’s Sea” or a kayaking trip to Great War Island.

Itinerary

Embark. Your adventure begins today.

Included - Stephansplatz Metro

Explore Vienna on your own. We'll guide you on the metro to Stephansplatz, the heart of the city. You can shop, stop in a café or pub, or explore the sights. We'll be happy to give you recommendations.

U+ Excursion - Vienna's Best

It's hard to decide what's the best in Vienna when it's all so good— but we promise you'll see a lot. You'll get a feel for the city, taste some specialties and we'll point out a few cafés you should definitely return to.

U+ Excursion - Schönbrunn After Hours

We're pretty sure it's everyone's dream to be in a castle after it's closed. We're doing it at Schönbrunn Palace—an architectural marvel. You'll take a guided tour and see the quarters of the emperor and empress.

U+ Excursion - Rock Me, Amadeus

While the name of this show is a tribute to the famous song, this concert includes classical music of famous composers like Mozart and Strauss.

Included - Bohemian Dreamin'

As artistic as they come, Bratislava's Old Town is a showstopper. Get ready for colorful buildings, quaint squares and remarkable architecture at every turn.

U+ Excursion - Retro Bratislava

Pile into a Czechoslovak Škoda car and get ready for your retro adventure in Bratislava! Set off on a tour to see historical monuments from the communist era and hear stories from those who lived it.

U+ Excursion - Taste of Bratislava

While a small city, there's so much to see, and taste, here. We'll walk through courtyards, curvy alleys and medieval streets while learning Bratislava's history. Beer and savory Slovakian treats await you at the end.

Included - Budapest's Best

We're certain this tour alone will make you fall in love. We'll take you to one of Budapest's famous ruin bars, a concept unique to this city. Of course, no tour would be complete without passing by the legendary Parliament building and a stop at a delicious food hall. You're in for a treat.

Included - The Bright Lights of Budapest

Budapest dazzles at night. We'll explore this vibrant city once the sun goes down to see it fully illuminated. Afterwards, you'll have the opportunity to explore on your own – we recommend checking out the famous ruin pubs.

U+ Excursion - Budapest Rock Hospital

Dig deep into the history of Budapest's underground...literally...to uncover the secrets of the subterranean Hospital in the Rock. Steeped in Cold War mystique, this abandoned hospital was transformed into a secret nuclear bomb shelter—and hospital/torture chamber for prisoners—during the height of US/Soviet tensions in the 1950s. It was so secret that once it was abandoned in 1970, a single couple continued to live here as caretakers, telling no one what they did. Tour this cavernous enigma where original hospital equipment and more than 200 wax figures representing the staff who worked here haunt this site of heroism and horror.

U+ Excursion - Soak It In

Of course, you haven't done Budapest until you've visited one of their thermal baths. Following a hike up to Gellért Hill, we're headed to Gellért Spa, which is as much of a spa as it is a true work of art. This stunning 13th-century Art Nouveau building has both indoor and outdoor pools and significantly less crowds.

U+ Excursion - Croatia Day Trip

A neighbor of Hungary, Croatia is too beautiful to miss. We'll take a bus across the border, where you'll have a traditional Croatian lunch with a local family. After, we'll head to the town of Karanac, which houses a famous museum and one of the best restaurants in the country.

U+ Excursion - Pécs Marks the Spot

Time to show us your competitive side! Teams set out on a treasure hunt through the city to find notable landmarks with clues and surprises awaiting you each step of the way. Guides will be available to give you hints and orient you through the city. Grab a celebratory drink at the end and hear stories about the amazing places you have seen.

Included - Bike to Mohács

A short bike ride will take us to a family-owned watermill that can be powered by the river or body muscle. It's time to find out if you have the strength to power a windmill. Afterwards, take a swim in the river.

Included - Intro to Novi Sad

As the second largest city in Serbia, there's plenty to see here. We'll take you on a walk around town where you can see some of the best sights, and find out where you want to explore on your own.

U+ Excursion - Cooking Class Farm to Table

Sitting directly between the East and West, Serbia has carved out its own distinct cuisine, pulling inspiration from European and Middle Eastern dishes. Try out your culinary skills as you taste and test out a few staple dishes using locally-grown ingredients. Vegetarians and vegans beware, Serbian cuisine is very meat-centric.

U+ Excursion - Canoe the Danube

Encounter the thrill of the river by canoeing through the beautiful blue Danube. Experience the Serbian countryside in a new light, then finish your experience with a traditional fisherman's meal.

U+ Excursion - Petrovaradin P.M.

Overlooking the city of Novi Sad, Petrovaradin Fortress stands as one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Dating back to the 18th century, this historic fort now acts as an arts center for the city, hosting music festivals and events throughout the year. Discover the legends and stories of this fortress connected to its underground tunnels on this evening walk.

Included - Belgrade's Best

One of the oldest cities on the continent, Belgrade seamlessly blends old and new with its high culture and fun-loving spirit. We'll show you some of the city's most important—and beautiful—buildings, while tasting traditional Serbian snacks.

Included - Changing Gears

Rise and shine! Today we're biking to the Ada Ciganlija recreation area, a natural escape for the city dwellers of Belgrade complete with a golf course, great cafés and a lake that many refer to as Belgrade's Sea.

U+ Excursion - Paddle On

An adventure awaits on this kayak excursion to Great War Island, a green oasis situated where the Sava and Danube Rivers meet. If you're fortunate, you might spot some of the creatures that inhabit the island before heading back to the hustle and bustle of the city.

U+ Excursion - Belgrade Below Ground

Lagums, or cellars, have a fascinating history in Belgrade. We'll be exploring one that has been turned into a wine cellar. You'll taste Serbian wines, enjoy a few bites and learn about the history of lagums.

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

Trip Inclusions

  • Daily U excursions are included and a great way to get an authentic feel for the city. These are often biking or walking tours that focus on history and culture.
  • U+ Excursions are extra-special experiences, designed by our destination experts, that can be booked for an additional price.
  • For some DIY exploration, just ask our dedicated U Hosts for recommendations on what to check out in town. Night life? Restaurants? Must-see views? We've got you covered.

  • Join our onboard wellness coach for daily morning yoga and other fitness classes like plyometrics or circuit training.
  • Dance the night away with themed parties, from a 70s, 80s, 90s night to karaoke.
  • Learn to make our signature cocktails in a Mixology Class with our master bartender.
  • Let the creativity flow with Paint & Wine on the top deck.
  • and more…

  • Our chefs bring a taste of your destinations onboard for a creative dining experience, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.
  • Three included meals served in Dine restaurant every day, based on the daily schedule.
  • Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options
  • Local wine and beer with meals
  • Unlimited coffee, tea and water

  • 7-nights onboard a modern, all-black river cruise ship, The B
  • Every room comes complete with super comfy Savoir mattresses, Bluetooth speakers, a TV, USB charging ports, unlimited W-Fi and an awesome view.
  • A comfortable, stylish U Lounge is the main hub of the ship and has its own bar, fun board games and a foosball table for free time onboard.
  • A rooftop lounge for casual dining, dancing to music from local DJs, open-air hangouts and just lounging as we float down the river.
  • A glass-enclosed, rooftop Ice Bar serves up signature cocktails and craft beers.
  • The Gym is fully stocked with treadmills, TRX bands, yoga mats, free weights and more.
  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Deck Plans

Rooftop (Level 3)
 
Balcony
 
Suite
Upstairs (Level 2)
 
Studio
Downstairs (Level 1)

Cabins

  • Includes waterfront views
  • Super comfy Savoir mattress
  • Built-in Bluetooth speakers
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports)
  • Ample storage space
  • A personal safe
  • Includes a french balcony with waterfront views
  • Super comfy Savoir mattress
  • Built-in Bluetooth speakers
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports)
  • Ample storage space
  • A personal safe
  • Includes a french balcony with waterfront views
  • Super comfy Savoir mattress
  • Built-in Bluetooth speakers
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports)
  • Desk, table and chairs
  • Extra storage space
  • A personal safe

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