Danube Holiday Markets with Uniworld

8 days from only
R40 500
per person sharing incl. taxes
ID # 3742
Valid: 15 Dec 22 to 22 Dec 22
Duration: 8 Days
ENQUIRE TODAY ADDED BONUS
50% savings included!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7-night cruise onboard River Princess in a classic riverview stateroom
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients- 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all shore excursions
  • Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Village Day” programs
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Compulsory port charges of R3000 per person
  • All travellers has to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Standard Uniworld booking conditions apply. Savings featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person, and does not apply to airfare or other optional holiday add-ons. Package Excludes flights. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Reduced pricing for select departures only.2022 Friends & Family Sale is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2022 itineraries and departure dates only. Offer is valid until 31 July 2022 and requires payment in full at time of booking. Sale applies to full-fare bookings only and is not valid on suites, grand suites or royal suites. All fares and savings listed are in South African rand. Savings featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only and do not apply to airfare or other optional vacation add-ons. Rates and savings vary by itinerary and departure date. Friends & Family Two-for-One promotion applies to double occupancy bookings; single occupancy bookings will receive 50% off the current single price. Offer is not combinable with any other public offers. 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. All savings has already been applied to advertised price.Offer expires 31 August 2022. May be modified or withdrawn at any time. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

​Vaccination Requirement: ALL guests on Uniworld cruises or cruise/tours through 31 December 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel.Uniworld requires our guests to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 at the time of embarkation. Young children who are not eligible to be vaccinated based on their age will be exempt from this vaccination requirement, however they will be asked to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken within 72 hours of embarkation. With the situation changing rapidly, guests will also need to comply with any specific requirements imposed by governments, airlines, tour suppliers and venues which may differ from the above. Requirements may change without prior notice, please enquire with one of our consultants.

SHIP DETAILS

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PORT INFORMATION:

Passau:

Sometimes referred to as the Dreiflüssestadt or "City of Three Rivers", Passau is located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. As such it’s tourism highlights...[more]

CRUISE ITINERARY

DAY 1: Passau (Embark)

This cruise itinerary may run in reverse order depending on departure date, please ask you consultant for more info. 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.

Arrive at Munich Airport. If your cruise 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 ship.

DAY 2: Passau

Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one—three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town with a guided stroll, then visit the local Christmas Market on the square in front of the cathedral. You’ll find a lot to enjoy here—from miniature houses and blown-glass ornaments to spun-sugar confections—in more than 70 stalls.

Featured Excursion:
Passau walking tour with Christmas market

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

MASTERPIECE COLLECTION:Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even "above and beyond" our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge.
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DAY 3: Linz (Salzburg)

Your ship docks at Linz, a modern yet historic city that extends across the shimmering waters of the Danube. From there, you’ll head to Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg, which is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland this time of year. Fans of “The Sound of Music” may recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town, the site of the grand cathedral and absolutely enchanting Christmas Market.

Choice of Full-day Salzburg walking tour with Christmas market or Linz Town & Country: cider farm visit and Christmas markets

DAY 4: Cruising the Wachau Valley, Krems

Enjoy a handful of delightful excursions that inspire the holiday spirit in this beautiful millennium-old town and surrounding valley—both of which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Choice of Krems town visit or Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery
You’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck today as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley. Over the eons, the Danube cut a gorge through the foothills of the Bohemian Mountains, resulting in a 19-mile (30-kilometer) stretch of riverine scenery so beautiful; UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Landscape. Castle ruins dominate hilltops; baroque church towers appear on the riverbanks, marking historic villages and splendid abbeys; and vineyards and apricot orchards cling to the rocky slopes. Some of Austria’s finest white wines are produced from grapes grown on the dry-stone terraces above the river, where grapes were first planted 2,000 years ago.

DAY 5: Vienna

Renowned for its art and architecture, its classical music, its decadent pastries and its lengthy list of famous former residents, the refined city of Vienna is a cultural treasure trove. Experience the city with your choice of tours, as well as something extra special—VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art.

Featured Excursion:
“Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum
Choice of Vienna city tour with Christmas market or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour

MASTERPIECE COLLECTION:Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even "above and beyond" our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge.
Private Mozart & Strauss Concert
Schönbrunn Palace with Christmas Market

DAY 6: Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery and intrigue, and its small capital city has an unexpectedly colorful history. You’ll learn more about Bratislava’s past from a local expert and also visit the local Christmas Market—a relatively new (and thoroughly delightful) tradition for Slovakians. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Slovak? “Veselé Vianoce!” The heart and soul of Slovakia, Bratislava is full of surprises. The city straddles the mighty Danube and has played a leading role in the politics and culture of the region for many centuries. Unlike cities with venerable Christmas Markets, Bratislava just established its first holiday market in 1993. But the Slovakians have quickly embraced the seasonal traditions of their Austrian and Hungarian neighbors—and you’ll get to embrace them as well.

Featured Excursion:
Bratislava walking tour with Christmas market

DAY 7: Budapest

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. You’ll get a taste of this dynamic capital city with your choice of tours, and visit Budapest’s celebrated Christmas Market—one of the largest in Europe. Christmas has been celebrated in Budapest for a thousand years, since the time of St. Stephen, the king who founded the nation of Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout his realm, but the city began as a Roman encampment almost a millennium before that. Over the centuries it was controlled by Germans, Austrians, Ottomans and Communists, all of whom have left traces.

Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour with Christmas market or Budapest city tour with Christmas markets

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 8: Budapest (Disembark)

Disembark the ship in Budapest. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.