European Jewels

Resort: European Jewels
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination: Austria
Price From: £7999.00

Overview

Three great rivers, four countries and countless World Heritage Sites await on this remarkable voyage through Europe. Well begin in Budapest, before following the curves of the Danube to Vienna, Regensburg and the wine-fuelled Wachau Valley. Turning onto the River Main, well uncover German history in cities including Nuremberg and Frankfurt. A scenic sail along the Rhine follows, with a stop to admire Colognes Gothic cathedral. To finish, well moor up in Amsterdam, enjoying a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum.

Whats Included

  • 15 nights cruise on River Duchess
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients

13 excursions and visits

  • Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit or Do as the Locals Do Budapest walking tour
  • Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum with choice of Vienna – Imperial city highlights or Do as the Locals Do Vienna walking tour
  • Choice of Weissenkirchen Village Day with vineyard hike or Melk Abbey with library visit
  • Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau panoramic tour with mini hikes
  • Choice of 2,000 Years in One Hour Regensburg walking discovery tour or From Hops Field to Beer Stein farm visit or BMW factory visit or Lets Go Regensburg hiking experience
  • Choice of Nuremberg Do as the Locals Do or Nuremberg panoramic city tour with WWII rally grounds visit
  • Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour or Exclusive Franconian Village Day
  • Choice of Würzburg Residence visit or Fairytale Rothenburg
  • Choice of Wertheim walking tour with pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate or Lets Go bike tour from Wertheim to Freudenberg
  • Choice of exclusive Frankfurt Do as the Locals Do walking tour or Heidelberg with castle visit or Philosophers Walk
  • Choice of Rüdesheim wine village panoramas of Niederwald Monument or Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting
  • Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral and Kölsch beer tasting
  • Morning with the Masters at the Van Gogh Museum and choice of Amsterdam by canal or Do as the Locals Do Amsterdam walking tour

Plus

  • The finest riverview cabins afloat, with included robes and slippers
  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Captains welcome/farewell receptions and dinners
  • Award-winning service, with the highest staff to guest ratio in the industry
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Complimentary use of bicycles/Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Titans VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Uniworld cruise manager

Itinerary

Day 1 UK – Budapest

Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Budapest. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark River Duchess (5-star).

Day 2 Budapest

Savour the beauty of Budapest on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including Parliament. Or do as the locals do on a walking tour. Enjoy the Captains welcome reception and dinner.

Day 3 Cruising the Danube River

Enjoy a leisurely day on board.

Day 4 Vienna

Join an exclusive Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum and then choose from a city tour, or an exclusive Do as the Locals Do Vienna walking tour.

Day 5 Cruising the Wachau Valley – Weissenkirchen (Melk)

Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, where you can sample fine local wine, along with a vineyard hike. Alternatively, you can visit Melk Abbey and its extraordinary library.

Day 6 Engelhartszell – Cruising the Danube River – Passau

Discover Passau on a walking tour or panoramic tour with mini hikes.

Day 7 Regensburg

Discover this medieval city on a walking tour; visit a Bavarian hops farm; tour the BMW factory, or join a hiking experience in Regensburg.
Please note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, well visit the Audi factory. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, youll see the Audi museum.

Day 8 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal – Nuremberg

Once in Nuremberg, join either a city tour or a tour focussing on significant WWII sites.
Please note: We are only permitted to see Courtroom 600 during trial breaks.

Day 9 Bamberg – Cruising the Main River

City dwellers will wish to discover Bamberg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and country dwellers will wish to experience a Franconian village day.

Day 10 Wrzburg (Rothenburg)

Visit the Würzburg Residence, or join a Fairytale Rothenburg tour.

Day 11 Wertheim

Stroll through Wertheims historic centre and enjoy a private wine tasting and pretzel making with a baker. Or join a bike tour from Wertheim to Freudenberg.

Day 12 Frankfurt

Experience Frankfurt as a local, on a walking tour or take a guided tour of Heidelberg with a visit to the castle or Philosophers Walk.

Day 13 Rdesheim – Cruising the romantic Rhine River

Experience Rüdesheim from above on a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument or take a tour of Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery with a Riesling tasting. Later, cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine.

Day 14 Cologne

Take a walking tour of the city with a visit included to Cologne Cathedral, and then mingle with the locals at a tavern for an exclusive tasting of Kölsch.
Please note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

Day 15 Amsterdam

Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the Venice of the North, starting with a private Morning with the Masters tour of the Van Gogh Museum. Afterwards, explore the city with a canal ride or on foot with a local expert. Enjoy the Captains farewell reception and dinner.

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