Explore the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria on this 8-day river cruise for a rich cultural and historical immersion in Central Europe.
9-Night Authentic Danube and PraguePrague and Nuremberg to Vienna
- Transfers on arrival and departure days
- 3 gourmet meals daily
- Welcome and farewell gala dinners
- All gratuities included, onboard and ashore
- Impeccable service, with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise line
- 3 UNSECO World Heritage Sites
- Use of bicycles and nordic walking sticks and every port
Vienna’s artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by its famous residents, including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.
History and Natural Wonders
Go off the beaten path from Prague to Nuremberg to Vienna and discover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities nestled along the Danube River. Enjoy the great outdoors and bespoke local experiences in the towns that inspired fairy tales. Stroll through countless enchanting old towns and villages like Regensburg, Straubing, Deggendorf, Vilshofen, Passau and Engelhartszell, all teeming with magnificent architecture, age-old tradition, and outstanding breweries. Prague boasts Hradčany, the biggest, and arguably the most extraordinary, castle in the world, and an Old Jewish Quarter that’s witnessed both hardships and celebrations for centuries. Discover the old walled city and Nuremberg’s mesmerizing castles on the Nuremberg Panoramic Highlights Tour. And that’s just the beginning.
Hangman’s Bridge-Nuremburg is more picturesque than the name might lead you to believe. Legend has it the bridge was named for an executioner who lived in a tower on one side of the bridge, far away from other town folk so that they could avoid him.
This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
Day 1 - Prague
Arrive at Václav Havel Airport Prague. If your cruise/tour 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 hotel.
Day 2 - Prague
Prague has been a magnet for artists, writers, scientists and composers for centuries. It also boasts great beer, a lively art scene, stunning castles and up-and-coming fashion designers, making it a fun as well as a beautiful place to visit.
Day 3 - Prague
Transfer from your hotel in Prague to your ship in Nuremberg.
Day 3 (Part 2) - Nuremberg
Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, you’ll delve straight into the city’s highlights with a visit to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center. After, you’ll venture to the Documentation Center and Nazi Party Rally Grounds. This museum provides travelers the unique opportunity to explore exhibits dedicated to unraveling and understanding Nazi Germany. You’ll also be able to learn the intriguing history of the Jewish people in Nuremberg during World War II.
Day 5 - Regensburg
Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Regensburg boasts the largest medieval old town north of the Alps (over 1,500 listed buildings), a prominent skyline, and a large collection of museums, exhibits and theaters. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it’s cranked out millions of automobiles. Futuristic and antiquated, it’s the best of both worlds in Regensburg.
Day 6 - Strauburg, Deggendorf, Theresienthal, Vilshofen
Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. When you’re not gaping at its remarkable rolling hills, low-lying mountains and towering trees, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a Theresienthal crystal glass factory, complete with a horse-drawn carriage ride, fresh-baked bread and schnapps. In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep-rooted love for all things food and drink. Amidst its bustling town center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, Straubing is a city with a fascinating story and its fair share of Gothic-style buildings and cathedrals.
Day 7 - Vilshofen, Passau, Engelhartszell
A new day brings new experiences in the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together. Take to the city by foot and explore its splendid mix of old and new. Medieval lanes, tunnels, cathedrals and archways fuse with modern shopping malls and buildings. Marvel at the Italian Baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world.
Day 8 - Weissenkirchen
Start your day in the heart of the Danube Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouthwatering Austrian pastries. If you’ve had one too many pastries, you’ll enjoy a hike through one of the area’s most picturesque vineyards. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. Melk Abbey is a Baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube. Aside from its stunning architecture and panoramic views of Wachau Valley below, its interior boasts pure opulence in every room. There’s nothing like it.
Day 8 - Melk
Melk, Austria is most famous for its incredibly ornate Benedictine abbey (it provided inspiration for Umberto Eco’s best-selling novel The Name of the Rose). The abbey has a beautiful baroque library and 365 windows, one for every day of the year.
The ruins of 12th-century Aggstein Castle can also be seen high atop a steep cliff.
Day 10 - Vienna
Vienna today is robed in 18th century charm and 19th century grandeur. Its old-world ambience comes not only from its rich cultural traditions, but also from the history of its architecture. The Viennese invented the cafe society, and they continue to perfect the art of sophisticated relaxation.
Spend some time visiting a Vienna coffeehouse, or go to a concert of waltzes by Johann Strauss. Vienna is also where you’ll find the fabled Spanish Riding School with its magnificent Lipizzaner stallions.
Vienna is a safe, clean city, and it has an excellent public transportation system. Use it to visit the many museums, galleries, parks, and restaurants that make Vienna one of the gems of Europe.
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