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Grand Christmas & New Year's

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Our Price From 8,617 Per Person
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 Trip Length
13 Days
 Trip Starts
Nuremberg
 Trip Finishes
Budapest
13 Day Grand Christmas & New Year's Itinerary (Uniworld)
Countries Explored: Germany Austria Hungary
Trip Operator:
Budget
Luxury
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
UNIGCNY

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Uniworld's 13 Day Grand Christmas & New Year's. Discover heaven on earth on the ultimate holiday river cruise.

If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special cruise is for you. You’ll sail through Germany, Austria and Hungary along the shimmering Danube and past incredible sights on this unique itinerary. Explore charming old-world villages and Gothic cathedrals, and escape the hurry and hassle of the holidays as you relax onboard a luxurious ship and cruise through the ravishing landscapes...read more of the Danube.

On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for Midnight Mass. As you pass through the magnificent doors, look up: You’ll see chalk marks invoking age-old blessings for all who enter. Listen to the harness bells chime as you ride through the serene Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Wander through locations from The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rum-laced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year in Vienna, and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital.

The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Those who wish to just get away and relax during the busy holiday season, and anyone seeking to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in an extraordinarily memorable way.

Itinerary

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. (D)

You could not ask for a more perfect place to begin a celebration of the holiday season than Nuremberg. The historic Old Town is an archetypal German medieval city and is home to a world-renowned gingerbread called lebkuchen. (B/L/WD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market OR Nuremberg WWII Historical Tour

Note: A special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise along a marvel of modern engineering, the 106-mile-long Main-Danube Canal. Tonight, celebrate Christmas Eve in the enchanting town of Regensburg, known for its stunningly preserved medieval quarter. (B/L/D)

The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations this time of year, adding to its already considerable charms and captivating architectural style. Check out the best and brightest cultural sights and plunge into the town's ancient past. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour

Take some time today to explore the beautifully expansive and heavily wooded Bavarian Forest. As the largest continuous forested region in Europe, there's plenty to uncover—like unspoiled landscapes, abundant wildlife and idyllic atmosphere. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursion: Bavarian Forest adventure

Located at the confluence of three rivers, Passau is a lovely place to take a stroll with a local expert who will regale you with stories about the town's colorful (and ancient) past. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour

Mozart's birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. You definitely chose the perfect time of year to explore this refined and much-loved city. If you're a fan of “The Sound of Music,” all the better—you will recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city's Old Town. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Full-day Salzburg OR Linz town and country: Linzertorte and cider farm visit

After a scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley, we'll reach the village of Dürnstein. Walk along the cobbled streets, browse the shops selling apricot schnapps and maybe take a quick jaunt up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery OR Private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg Royalty

Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria's most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known works, including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum OR Private Mozart and Strauss concert OR Vienna city tour with Christmas market OR “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour

Begin the day with a visit to a palace that pays tribute to the taste and wealth of the Habsburg emperors, spend some time exploring Vienna on your own and then ring in the New Year in style. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursion: Schönbrunn Palace with Puppet Theatre

After enjoying some extra free time to explore Vienna on your own, relax onboard as the ship cruises to Budapest. You have the morning at leisure. You could relax onboard or ramble through glorious Vienna. (B/L/FD)

Featured Excursion: Vienna New Year's Concert at Lichtenstein

Note: A special Captain's Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. You'll get a taste of this dynamic capital with a city tour that will show you all the highlights. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursion: Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • 3 countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary
  • 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture

  • 9 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Taste of Christmas” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

  • 12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic S.S. Beatrice
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

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

Ship Profile
 
Classic
Moselle Deck (Level 1)
 
French Balcony
Danube Deck (Level 2)
 
Deluxe French Balcony
 
Grand Suite
 
Royal Suite
 
Suite
Rhine Deck (Level 3)

Cabins

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom 150 sq ft/ 14 sq m with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom 150 sq ft - 15 sq m with French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Luxurious riverview suite (225 sq ft - 21 sq m)
  • Suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center 
  • Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Luxurious riverview grand suite (310 sq ft - 28.8 sq m)
  • Grand suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers, a rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet area
  • Luxurious riverview royal suite (390 sq ft - 36.2 sq m) with spacious living room
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center 
  • Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers, separate rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet area

Availability

Thursday 22 Dec 2022
Tuesday 03 Jan 2023
Ship Name S.S. Beatrice
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Friday 22 Dec 2023
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Thursday 22 Dec 2022
Tuesday 03 Jan 2023
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Friday 22 Dec 2023
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