ZURICH & THE RHINE RIVER VALLEY – UNIWORLD

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ZURICH & THE RHINE RIVER VALLEY – UNIWORLD

Follow the Rhine’s course through Germany, visiting two more countries at the heart of Europe along the way, to delight in the wide array of wonderful experiences this region is home to.

Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through beautifully preserved medieval towns and a stunning imperial palace. Sample the fruits of the Rhine’s famously excellent wineries and enjoy traditional treats as you follow your local guides through the destinations they call home. And, to fully appreciate the lush environment of this verdant river valley, we’ll give you several opportunities to get active out in nature—such as a canoe ride through the Mainschleife nature reserve.

The Rhine also gives us access to such remarkable destinations as the Alsatian capital of Strasbourg or the multicultural city of Basel in Switzerland. And not too far from Basel lies a destination every world traveler should visit at least once, the scenic, lakeside city of Zurich. We’ll spend two nights here in five-star luxury at The Dolder Grand Hotel, expanding our journey on land to embrace Swiss cultural highlights in the country’s largest city.

Save $2,000 per person on this sailing. Book by 28 February 2023 and pay in full at time of booking to be eligible for this offer. Note: Discounted pricing shown above is inclusive of The Year to Remember Sales Event offer savings.

Expired on Monday October 14th, 2024

Expired on Monday October 14th, 2024

Day 1: NUREMBERG (EMBARK)

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise 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.

Note: For Arrival, Departure and Transfer details, please visit Uniworld.com/transfers. For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.

Bamberg in its entirety is not only described as beautiful but has often been regarded as one of Germany’s most attractive settlements, with its picturesque architecture, intersecting canals and rivers, and charming stores and restaurants, all framed by rolling hills.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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BAMBERG WALKING TOUR
Now a pleasant city with a lively student population and a world-famous symphony orchestra, Bamberg was the center of economic and political life for a huge swath of Central Europe in the Middle Ages. Spared WWII bombing, the entire heart of historic Bamberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The medieval layout of the city remains intact, along with 2,000 historic buildings; it is yours to explore today.

In the splendid late-Romanesque Imperial Cathedral you will find the only papal tomb in Germany, that of Pope Clement II (who was the bishop of Bamberg before he became pope), as well as the tomb of Emperor Henry II (who established the bishopric). Cross the cobblestone footbridge to the Old Town Hall, which is adorned with colorful frescoes, and ramble along the narrow lanes lined with picturesque half-timbered houses.

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LET’S GO: TREETOP HIKE
Venture into the Steigerwald Nature Park to experience the forest from a completely different perspective—high up in the treetops. A wooden pathway winds around the trees, then spirals upwards to culminate in a 41-meter tower.

Along the way you’ll pass a deer park, live camera feeds into birds’ nests, learning stations and a petting zoo. When you reach the top of the walkway, you’ll find yourself high above the forest, enjoying spectacular views of the countryside.

Your day brings you to Volkach and the heart of the Franconian wine country. It’s a region full of overwhelming natural beauty, rooted communities, marvelous flavors and villages that have been making wine for countless generations. Explore the town and its surrounding countryside.

FEATURED EXCURSION

VILLAGE DAY: HEART OF FRANCONIAN WINE COUNTRY
This picture-perfect region is cradled in the curve of the Main’s breathtaking horseshoe bend, wrapping itself around sprawling vineyards, rare wildflowers, countless fruit trees, verdant landscapes and quaint villages. There is a plethora of wonderful ways to explore here, and you’ll have the option to choose your favorite.

Perhaps you’d like to get acquainted with the village of Volkach, meeting local vintners and sampling their house wines along the way. Or maybe you’d rather take in panoramic views of the wine country before participating in a chocolate-paired wine tasting at the “Art of Chocolate” factory.

And if active exploration sounds more enticing, you can choose to bike past the many vineyards of Volkach on your trip to “Wine Island”, stopping for some refreshments before ending your tour with a nostalgic ferry ride. Alternatively, embark on a canoe ride through the Mainschleife nature reserve to experience the landscapes of wine country from a new angle.

The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the region’s history through the European Renaissance. It even contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco by Tiepolo. Visit the Residence and its carefully restored gardens or get outdoors and enjoy a scenic hike around Festung Marienberg, a prominent landmark that was previously home to a long line of prince-bishops.

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WÜRZBURG RESIDENCE VISIT WITH COURT GARDENS
This incredibly lavish 18th-century palace was created under the auspices of two Schönborn prince-bishops, Lothar Franz and Friedrich Carl, who brought enormous knowledge and passion, as well as a budget for the best, to the project. Over the course of 60 years, they fostered the creation of a 300-room palace that contains jaw-dropping baroque art. The magnificent grand staircase boasts the world’s largest ceiling fresco, painted by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Portions of the building were damaged by Allied bombing in 1945, but, fortunately, most of the historic furnishings had been stored off-site and key rooms were unharmed, so you can see the original—and matchless—artwork, gilding and statuary. Check out both the spectacular Hall of Mirrors and the imposing Imperial Hall, which boasts a large oval dome and 20 half-columns. Even the gardens have been restored, right down to the topiary fruit trees in the kitchen garden, which are re-creations of the trees grown there in the 18th century.

Note: Visitors may not take photos or videos or carry backpacks inside the Würzburg Residence.

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LET’S GO: HIKE TO FESTUNG MARIENBERG
Perched on a hilltop high above the city of Würzburg, Festung Marienberg is visible from seemingly every direction. Lace up your sneakers and wind your way up to this beloved landmark. As you make your way to the top, you’ll enjoy the scenery of the Main’s left bank and views of enchanting Würzburg below. It was here that the first church north of the Alps was built in 704 AD, followed by 13th-century fortifications and several additional structures. The fortress was expanded and renovated numerous times during the Renaissance and baroque periods, giving it its own unique flair.

The perfect German town calls for a day full of quintessential German experiences. Resting on the left bank of the Main, Miltenberg is classically quaint with its charming squares, farmland, biking and pedestrian paths, impressive castles and one of Germany’s oldest inns.

FEATURED EXCURSION

MILTENBERG WALKING TOUR WITH BROTZEIT
Nestled between the Rhine and the mountains along its banks, Miltenberg has changed little since the 17th century. Explore its iconic half-timbered architecture as you roam the town with your local guide, taking some free time to shop.

When our time in Miltenberg ends, we’ll move on to Bürgstadt, a winegrowing community about an hour’s walk away. You’ll have the opportunity to either hop on a bus or join a nature walk to reach this town, where you’ll be welcomed with a drink and traditional Brotzeit snack.

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe—“main” because the Main River flows through the city. A financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture, Frankfurt is a city full of energy and culture.

FEATURED EXCURSION

FRANKFURT CITY TOUR
Meet your local guide outside the ship and get ready for an active jaunt around Frankfurt. First, you'll head to the Römerberg plaza in Old Town, a medieval square in which several coronation ceremonies for German Emperors. Continue your tour to see other highlights of the Old Town, including the medieval city hall, and Paulskirche. Your walk will come to an end at the Zeil, a popular street in Frankfurt's city center. If you'd like to continue exploring on your own, check in with your guide for a local's recommendations on what to see next!

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops. While we’re docked here today, make sure to get out and explore this charming town—but you won’t want to miss our day trip to the blissful spa town of Baden-Baden.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS

Baden-Baden Walking Tour

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STRASBOURG PANORAMIC TOUR WITH CATHEDRAL AND OLD TOWN WALK
Controlled over the centuries by either France or Germany, Strasbourg—cross-cultural and bilingual—offers a delightful combination of old and new, as well as French and German characteristics. You'll see the city's highlights on a panoramic drive before disembarking the coach for a walking tour through the towns famously idyllic streets with your local guide.

Disembark from the ship and transfer to The Dolder Grand Hotel. Perched like a castle on the hill above Zurich, this hotel offers a quiet, relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy its many bars and dining venues, excellent spa or nature trails. And with its own funicular, private cars and shuttle services, it’s as convenient a location for exploration as any in the city center.

As Switzerland’s financial capital, Zurich boasts the highest population in the country. Yet, while it rivals any other European metropolis, the city also has a unique charm. Historic and modern architecture mingle in the streets, all set on the shores of an expansive lake against a background of snow-capped alps.

FEATURED EXCURSION

Zurich Discovery Tour

Check out of your hotel and begin your journey home. If your cruise package includes a group purchase or transfer, you will be transferred to Zurich Airport for your flight home.

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. 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.

TRAVEL DATE
06 May, 17 June, 29 July 2023
Nuremberg to Zurich
TRAVEL DATE
22 June, 03 August 2023
Zurich to Nuremberg

DECK PRICE SALES PRICE
SUITE Rhine Deck $11,299 $9,299
FRENCH BALCONY Rhine Deck $8,799 $6,799
DELUXE Danube Deck $7,999 $5,999
CLASSIC Moselle Deck $7,199 $5,199

 

TRAVEL DATE
11 May 2023
Zurich to Nuremberg

DECK PRICE
SUITE Rhine Deck $10,799
FRENCH BALCONY Rhine Deck SOLD OUT
DELUXE Danube Deck $7,499
CLASSIC Moselle Deck $6,699

 

TRAVEL DATE
09 September 2023
Nuremberg to Zurich
TRAVEL DATE
14 September 2023
Zurich to Nuremberg

DECK PRICE
SUITE Rhine Deck SOLD OUT
FRENCH BALCONY Rhine Deck $8,299
DELUXE Danube Deck $7,499
CLASSIC Moselle Deck $6,699

 

TRAVEL DATE
21 October 2023, 17 July, 28 August 2024
Nuremberg to Zurich
TRAVEL DATE
22 July, 14 October 2024
Zurich to Nuremberg

DECK PRICE
SUITE Rhine Deck $10,999
FRENCH BALCONY Rhine Deck $8,099
DELUXE Danube Deck $6,999
CLASSIC Moselle Deck $6,199

 

TRAVEL DATE
02 September 2024
Zurich to Nuremberg
TRAVEL DATE
09 October 2024
Nuremberg to Zurich

DECK PRICE
SUITE Rhine Deck $11,399
FRENCH BALCONY Rhine Deck $8,499
DELUXE Danube Deck $7,399
CLASSIC Moselle Deck $6,599

 

The Year to Remember Sales Event

Save $2,000 per person on this sailing. Book by 28 February 2023 and pay in full at time of booking to be eligible for this offer. Note: Discounted pricing shown above is inclusive of The Year to Remember Sales Event offer savings.

Term and conditions
“The Year to Remember Sales Event” offer requires payment in full at time of booking and is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2023 itineraries and departure dates only. Bookings must be made between 19 December 2022 and 28 February 2023. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only and is valid for any stateroom category. All fares and savings listed are in Australian dollars. Savings featured are for cruise/tour itineraries only, per person based on double occupancy, and do not apply to airfare or other optional vacation add-ons. Rates and savings vary by itinerary and departure date. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer, program or price protection credits except standard River Heritage Club member savings/benefits. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires 28 February 2023.

2023/2024 River Heritage Club Savings

River Heritage Club members save $300 on this sailing.
Term and conditions
River Heritage Club savings and amenities are available to guests after completing their first Uniworld cruise. Exclusive savings are based on the cruise or cruise/tour-only price (including any upgrades and single supplement). Savings are combinable with all current Uniworld promotions. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Restrictions may apply.

2024 Early Payment Discount

Book now and save 10% on select 2024 cruises when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Note: Pricing shown above is before Early Payment Discount savings.

Term and conditions

Early Payment Discount requires payment in full within three days of booking and is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2024 itineraries and departure dates only. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. All fares and savings listed are in Australian dollars. Rates and savings vary by itinerary and departure date. 10% saving applies to all categories of suites and staterooms. Discounted savings amounts are based on the cruise-tour portion of bookings (including category upgrades and single supplements), after other applicable discounts are applied and do not apply to the purchase of air tickets, optional pre and post extensions or Uniworld Gold Seal Protection. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires 28 February 2023.

  • All fares are per guest in Australian dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
  • Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
  • Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.
  • Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.

 

Expired on Monday October 14th, 2024

WHAT’S INCLUDED

DINING

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

EXCURSIONS

  • 7 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • A variety of onshore tours, including guided “Let’s Go” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Princess
  • 2 nights in Zurich at The Dolder Grand Hotel (or similar)
  • 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

EXPERIENCES

  • 3 countries: Germany, France and Switzerland
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment

Expired on Monday October 14th, 2024

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