Day 1: Vienna (Embark)
Transfer from Vienna International Airport to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
Day 2: Vienna
On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic and musical legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its Imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the highlights as you take in Old Town’s art and food, including scrumptious pastries, or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures. Cap your day with an exclusive after-hours visit of Schönbrunn Palace and experience one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions after everyone else leaves. The captivating Baroque-style masterpiece reflects 300 years of changing history, styles and Habsburg monarchs.Featured Excursions:Vienna panoramic highlights & Old Town food and art walkVienna panoramic highlights & World Museum Vienna: the manic Habsburg collector’s treasures
Day 3: 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.Featured Excursions:Weissenkirchen “Village Day” village stroll with wine and apricot treats and vineyard hikeMelk Abbey: Benedictine library and Baroque opulence
Day 4: Engelhartszell, Passau, Vilshofen
A new day brings new experiences in the forest-lined district of Engelhartszell. Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region. 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.Featured Excursions:Passau walking discovery tourPassau city tour with Old Town walk
Day 5: Vilshofen, Deggendorf, Straubing
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 for an exclusive 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, is a city with a fascinating story and its fair share of Gothic-style buildings and cathedrals.Featured Excursions:Exclusive Bavarian Forest Village and Theresienthal glass factory visit“Let’s Go” hike the Danube trailBavarian town discovery: baker, butcher, beer
Day 6: Straubing, Regensburg, Kelheim
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. Your afternoon calls for a hands-on learning experience on how to make Bavarian sausage at a family-owned factory. Or if going behind-the-scenes isn’t your style, pop over to any one of the many restaurants and beer gardens dishing out traditional Bavarian beer and regional cuisine situated along the Danube gorge. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.Featured Excursions:”2000 Years in One Hour” walking discovery tourJewish Heritage: Regensburg & Schindler’s ListBMW plant visit – the ultimate driving machine
Day 7: Roth, Nuremberg
Start in Roth and explore the Jewish culture and its role in German history as you arrive in Nuremberg. Like much of Germany during the World War II era, Nuremberg and its Jewish residents faced extreme oppression. To commemorate Germany and its inhabitants’ struggle during that time period, the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds was erected. The fascinating museum provides travelers the unique opportunity to explore exhibits dedicated to understanding and unraveling Nazi Germany. Or, partake in a tour of the city’s highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center.Featured Excursions:Nuremberg panoramic highlights tour with Documentation Center and Nazi rally groundsNuremberg panoramic tour with Nuremberg Castle and downtown walk
Day 8: Nuremberg (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Nuremberg Airport for your flight.