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.
13 excursions and visits
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.
Day 8 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal – Nuremberg
Once in Nuremberg, join either a city tour or a tour focussing on significant WWII sites.
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.
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.