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Rhine Discovery and Prague

2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in in Prague, 7-Night Cruise Nuremberg to Basel

Uniworld Rhine Discovery cruise

Rhine Discovery Map
2016 Departure Dates & Pricing

Prague to Basel (or reverse) - 10 days

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Ship - River Ambassador
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Detailed Itinerary: Prague to Basel

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Day 1: Prague

Arrive at the Prague Václav Havel Airport where you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Prague

Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague city tour -OR- Jewish Prague  walking discovery tour

Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” Enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House, before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you’ll visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and the Golden Lane. You’ll cross Charles Bridge on foot and head to Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock in beautiful Old Town Square. Or explore Jewish Prague on a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s old Jewish quarter. It not only features Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, but also Old New Synagogue, the Continent’s oldest active synagogue, and Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims. Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka. (BB)

Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.

Day 3: Prague, transfer to Nuremburg (Embarkation Day)

After transferring to Nuremberg by motorcoach, enjoy a panoramic tour of the medieval walled city’s top sights. Later, explore the historic castle grounds and the market square area on foot and embark your ship. . (BB, D)

Day 4: Bamberg

Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking discovery tour

Today’s walking discovery tour of Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—will take you past the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George, the 17th-century New Palace and its glorious rose garden and the colorful fishermen’s houses of Little Venice. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 5: Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Featured Excursion: Tour of Medieval Rothenburg

After a morning of scenic cruising, enjoy a guided tour of picturesque Rothenburg, a well-preserved Medieval walled town. Then venture on your own to see even more of the treasures this delightful time capsule has to offer- like the extraordinary 15th-century altar-piece in St. Jacob’s Church that was carved by Tilman Riemenschneider, Germany’s Gothic contemporary of Michelangelo. Or explore the Christmas world of Käthe Wohlfahrt’s museum, which is enchanting any time of the year. After dinner onboard, you might like to ramble through Würzburg; though the city was founded in the ninth century, the 25,000 students attending its university - one of the oldest in Germany- give Würzburg a vibrant atmosphere. Stroll across the Alte Mainbrücke, begun in the 15th century and the oldest surviving bridge spanning the Main, for a great view of the city lights. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Würzburg, cruising the Main River

Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Residenz visit -OR- exclusive Franconian visit of Aschfeld village

Tour the magnificent Würzburg Residenz, an immaculate example of Baroque architecture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace was designed in the 18th century by an international team of architects and artists. Particularly noteworthy is Tiepolo’s ceiling fresco - the largest in the world. Enjoy the lovely gardens after your tour. Alternately, chat with the residents of a Franconian village over cake and coffee before joining them on a guided tour of their town to learn about daily life in the region. This cultural exchange is precisely what travel is all about getting to know your fellow global citizens. Later, relax onboard with more scenic sailing. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive "Village Day"

Delightful Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River,” is still protected by its Medieval walls and two gates - one facing east and another facing west. On your walking tour, you will discover a town that seems to embody a German fairytale, with its 14thand 15th-century half-timbered houses (including the famed Crooked House) and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. Further explore Miltenberg’s surroundings on an exclusive visit to a nearby village. Enjoy a beer tasting at Brauhaus Faust, one of Miltenberg’s famous breweries; hike to Helmstetter vineyard and the nearby castle ruins; and learn about boules and traditional springerle cookies from the locals. The day concludes with a relaxing scenic sail.(BB, L, D)

Day 8: Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg), cruising the romantic Rhine River

Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Nierstein village vineyard tractor ride with Riesling wine tasting and naturalist-led vineyard hike -OR- tour of Heidelberg*

Spend the day on an exclusive visit to the Rhine village of Nierstein, where renowned white wines have been made for centuries. Ride a tractor through the steeply sloping vineyards to sample some of the finest Rieslings in the world. A naturalist will discuss viniculture in the region as you walk through a vineyard for a close-up view of wine-grape growing. And of course you’ll get to taste some of these fabulous wines. Or opt to have a motorcoach take you to Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved Medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Heidelberg is home to Germany’s oldest university and is forever immortalized by Sigmund Romberg’s operetta, The Student Prince. You’ll be guided through the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle’s courtyard, and then continue into downtown Heidelberg and through Old Town. After the tour, you will have free time to enjoy the bustling squares lined with cafés, or simply take in the serene atmosphere of this truly charming town. (BB, L, D)

**Note: Lunch is not included with the tour of Heidelberg.
**

Day 9: Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River

Featured Excursion: Strasbourg by canal with Notre Dame Cathedral -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Admire picturesque Strasbourg, called the “Crossroads of Europe” for its location halfway between Paris and Prague, as you glide along its canals in a glass-enclosed water taxi. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale as you sail through the city’s beautiful historic core, where half-timbered houses are adorned with flower boxes. Or choose to see Strasbourg à pied with a walking tour that will have you feeling like a local. Explore the winding lanes of Old Town; walk through lively markets like the one at Broglie Square; and indulge in tasty pastries and coffee at a charming café. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 10: Basel (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home. (CB/BB)

Preview Itinerary: Basel to Prague

Skip to Prague to Basel itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Basel (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2: Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by canal with Notre Dame Cathedral -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Admire picturesque Strasbourg, called the “Crossroads of Europe” for its location halfway between Paris and Prague, as you glide along its canals in a glass-enclosed water taxi. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale as you sail through the city’s beautiful historic core, where half-timbered houses are adorned with flower boxes. Or choose to see Strasbourg à pied with a walking tour that will have you feeling like a local. Explore the winding lanes of Old Town; walk through lively markets like the one at Broglie Square; and indulge in tasty pastries and coffee at a charming café. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)

Day 3: Mannheim (Heidelberg), Nierstein

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive Nierstein vineyard tractor ride with Riesling wine tasting and naturalist-led vineyard hike -or- tour of Heidelberg*

Spend the day on an exclusive visit to the village of Nierstein, where renowned white wines have been made for centuries. Ride a tractor through the steeply sloping vineyards to sample some of the world’s finest Rieslings, and meet a naturalist who will discuss the region’s viniculture as you get a close-up view of wine-grape growing. After your stimulating vineyard visit, you’ll get to taste some of the region’s fabulous wines. Or, opt to have a motorcoach take you to Heidelberg*, a perfectly preserved Medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Heidelberg is home to Germany’s oldest university and is forever immortalized by Sigmund Romberg’s operetta,The Student Prince. You’ll be guided through the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle’s courtyard, and then continue into downtown Heidelberg and Old Town. (BB, L, D)

*Note: Lunch is not included with the tour of Heidelberg.

Day 4: Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg

FEATURED EXCURSION: Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive "Village Day"

Delightful Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River,” is still protected by its Medieval walls and two gates - one facing east and another facing west. On your walking tour, you will discover a town that seems to embody a German fairytale, with its 14thand 15th-century half-timbered houses (including the famed Crooked House) and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. Further explore Miltenberg’s surroundings on an exclusive visit to a nearby village. Enjoy a beer tasting at Brauhaus Faust, one of Miltenberg’s famous breweries; hike to Helmstetter vineyard and the nearby castle ruins; and learn about boules and traditionalspringerle cookies from the locals. The day concludes with a relaxing scenic sail. (BB, L, D)

Day 5: Cruising the Main River, Würzburg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Würzburg Residenz visit -or- exclusive Franconian village of Aschfeld visit

Tour the magnificent Würzburg Residenz, an immaculate example of Baroque architecture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace was designed in the 18th century by an international team of architects and artists. Particularly noteworthy is Tiepolo’s ceiling fresco - the largest in the world. Enjoy the lovely gardens after your tour. Alternately, chat with the residents of a Franconian village over cake and coffee before joining them on a guided tour of their town to learn about daily life in the region. This cultural exchange is precisely what travel is all about - getting to know your fellow global citizens. Later, relax onboard with more scenic sailing. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Cruising the Main River, Schweinfurt (Rothenburg)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Tour of Medieval Rothenburg

After enjoying a scenic stretch of the river, embark on a guided tour of picturesque Rothenburg, a wellpreserved Medieval walled town. Then venture off on your own to see even more of the treasures this delightful city has to offer. You may wish to explore the Christmas magic of Käthe Wohlfahrt’s museum, which enchants at any time of the year. After dinner onboard, take a walk through ancient Würzburg. Stroll across the 15th-century Alte Mainbrücke, the oldest bridge spanning the Main, for a great view of the city lights. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Bamberg

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bamberg walking discovery tour

Awaken in charming Bamberg, a lively city with one of Europe’s largest intact Old Town centers (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Like Rome, Bamberg is built on seven hills - only here, a church tops each one. Your tour takes you past the imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George; the huge 17th-century bishop’s palace and its glorious rose garden; the Town Hall; and Little Venice, an area of colorful fishermen’s houses. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, FD)

Day 8: Nuremberg (Disembarkation Day), transfer to Prague

Disembark the stylish River Ambassador and transfer via motorcoach to Prague where you will check in at your hotel. (BB)

Day 9: Prague

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Prague city tour -or- Jewish Prague walking discovery tour

Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” Enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House, before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you’ll visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and the Golden Lane. You’ll cross Charles Bridge on foot and head to Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock in beautiful Old Town Square. Or explore Jewish Prague on a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s old Jewish quarter. It not only features Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, but also Old New Synagogue, the Continent’s oldest active synagogue, and Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims. Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka. (BB)

Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.

Day 10: Prague

Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home. (BB)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2016 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Basel
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Basel)

Category 3 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window

Category 2 - Lower Deck w/ fixed window

Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

29-May-2016
29-May-2016
$4,099
$4,574
$5,124
$6,474
26-Jun-2016
26-Jun-2016
$3,999
$4,474
$5,024
$6,374
24-Jul-2016
24-Jul-2016
$3,999
$4,474
$5,024
$6,374
21-Aug-2016
21-Aug-2016
$3,999
$4,474
$5,024
$6,374
18-Sep-2016
18-Sep-2016
$4,099
$4,574
$5,124
$6,474
16-Oct-2016
16-Oct-2016
$3,799
$4,274
$4,824
$6,174
From Prague
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Nuremberg)

Category 3 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window

Category 2 - Lower Deck w/ fixed window

Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

20-May-2016
22-May-2016
$3,999
$4,474
$5,024
$6,374
17-Jun-2016
19-Jun-2016
$4,099
$4,574
$5,124
$6,474
15-Jul-2016
17-Jul-2016
$3,999
$4,474
$5,024
$6,374
12-Aug-2016
14-Aug-2016
$3,999
$4,474
$5,024
$6,374
9-Sep-2016
11-Sep-2016
$4,299
$4,774
$5,324
$6,674
7-Oct-2016
9-Oct-2016
$4,199
$4,674
$5,224
$6,574
4-Nov-2016
6-Nov-2016
$3,699
$4,174
$4,724
$6,071
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.
Port Charges: Additional $175 per passenger.
For 7 nights Cruise Only (no Prague): Subtract $400 from above per person rates.

Prices Include :

▪ 7 nights cruise in selected riverview stateroom
▪ 2 nights in Prague at the Boscolo Prague (or similar) with breakfast
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
▪ Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
▪ Shore excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
▪ Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
▪ 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
▪ Services of an experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
▪ Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture:“Contemporary Germany and Europe ”
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onabord
▪ Transfers on Embarkation and Disembarkation Days; subject to transfer guidelines
▪ Taxes
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port Charges
▪ Personal expenses

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