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Cruise the Danube from Budapest to Prague

With Uniworld

August 9 – 19, 2022

Starting at $4099 per person, double occupancy

 

 

 

 

An extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and art.

Experience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely preserved Prague. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages. Exclusive treasures are plentiful on this delightful journey. Go behind the scenes at a BMW factory to get an up-close view of Germany’s rich automotive heritage. This enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg and spend two nights onshore in Prague.

Not only that, but you’ll discover Central Europe’s fascinating Jewish ties as part of our Jewish Heritage program—the only itinerary of its kind offered on the rivers.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour

Travelers who love history, music and architecture will be able to tailor their travel to their interests along the mighty Danube and in spectacular Prague.

Day 1 — Budapest (embark)
Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise/tour 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. Note: For Arrival, Departure and Transfer details, please visit Uniworld.com/transfers. For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.

Day 2 — Budapest
Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and allure all its own. Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on a walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour. Or choose our Jewish Heritage excursion offering you a detailed introduction to Jewish Budapest.

Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with St. Stephen’s Cathedral or Budapest walk with local treats or Jewish Budapest (Jewish Heritage)

Jewish Heritage Excursion: Jewish Budapest

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

Day 3 — Vienna

The grand dame of the Danube, Vienna was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and remains, to this day, the political and cultural center of Austria. Klimt painted here; Beethoven and Mozart composed here; Freud developed his theories here. It’s a treasure trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art collections and inviting cafés—and today it is yours to explore. A city tour will show you the architectural highlights of the Austrian capital as well as the legendary Belvedere Palace. Or, indulge your passion for fine art and fine food with a fascinating and memorable panoramic tour. Or explore Jewish Vienna via our Jewish Heritage excursion.

Choice of “Morning with the Masters” at the Belvedere Palace or A morning in Vienna with food and art or Jewish Vienna (Jewish Heritage)

Jewish Heritage Excursion: Jewish Vienna

Day 4 — Emmersdorf (Spitz)
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 toward Emmersdorf and Spitz. 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 apricot orchards and vineyards cling to the rocky slopes. Some of Austria’s finest white wines are produced from grapes have been grown for 2,000 years. Your ship will dock in Emmersdorf, midway through this glorious landscape.

Choice of Private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg royalty or Spitz village visit and meet the former Count of Spitz

Day 5 — Engelhartszell, Passau
Your ship cruises through a scenic highlight of the Danube early this morning, the Schlögener Schlinge—a hairpin loop in the Danube that was once very hazardous for ships and is now a lovely, serene stretch of water—and leaves Austria behind today. Your first German port of call is Passau, where three rivers meet—the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube—and three nations almost meet: Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame, Europe’s largest pipe organ, or join an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride.

Featured Excursion: “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking

Choice of Passau home hosted visit or “Let’s Go” hike along the Ilz River

Day 6 —  Regensburg
Bavaria’s first capital, Regensburg, owes its impressive historical lineage and rich architectural heritage to 600 years as a Free Imperial City, a fact recognized by UNESCO in 2006. Today, you’ll discover how the beautifully preserved medieval city coexists with a vibrant modern urban center.

Choice of Regensburg walk with Thurn and Taxis castle visit or BMW factory visit or Jewish Regensburg (Jewish Heritage)

Jewish Heritage Excursion: Jewish Regensburg

Day 7 —  Roth, Nuremberg
Nuremberg will forever be associated with the post-WWII Nuremberg trials, but the city’s profound historical and cultural significance stretches back many centuries before that.

Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with WWII Rally Grounds and Documentation Center visits

Onboard, come out on deck or find a window seat where you can watch the ship navigate a series of locks as it travels across the “continental divide” and through one of the modern world’s greatest feats of engineering—the Main-Danube canal. A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 8 —  Nuremberg (Disembark), Transfer to Prague
Disembark the ship early and set your sights on the “city of a hundred spires” as you transfer to Prague via motorcoach.

Day 9 —  Prague
A magnet for generations of artists, writers, scientists and composers, Prague is famous for its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance (and the beers here are pretty amazing too). A thousand years of architecture, from ornate Gothic to fanciful postmodern, has been beautifully preserved here.

Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit or Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter (Jewish Heritage)

Jewish Heritage Excursion: Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter

Day 10 — Depart Prague
You’ve experienced the best of the Danube River and Prague, sampling myriad culinary delights and exploring fascinating stops along the way. Now your journey comes to a close. If your cruise/tour includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home. Your Uniworld adventure may be over, but we know you’ll enjoy the memories you’ve made for years to come.

 

PRICES These discount prices are based on DOUBLE occupancy & includes $200 pp Port Charges

$4099 Classic Cabin               Retail—$5099
$5199 French Balcony             Retail—$6199
$5599 Deluxe Balcony              Retail—$6599

Suites available on request

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 7 night cruise on the RIVERSHIP S.S. BEATRICE
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities onboard
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and
    bottled water.  Some premium liquors are additional.
  • All meals onboard, impeccably prepared by Uniworld chefs, using the finest and freshest ingredients from local markets
  • Shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with “Choice Is Yours, Gentle Walking, and “Go Active” options
  • Complimentary portable audio headset system used on all shore excursions
  • A variety of complimentary culinary experiences and onboard dining options
  • All entertainment and Signature Lectures onboard
  • Complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
  • Complimentary in-stateroom Infotainment Center
  • Complimentary well-equipped fitness center and exercise classes
  • Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment
  • The finest river view staterooms afloat—many with French balconies—offering deluxe signature touches including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England and a wide variety of pillow options for the most soothing night’s sleep
  • Award-winning service from professionally trained, English-speaking staff on ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry.

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
AIRFARE and items of a personal nature and alcoholic beverages other than specified.

We will obtain airfare pricing as soon as it becomes available which is approximately 330 days in advance of return  date.

3 day Pre-Stay in Budapest

Included in your stay is 2 nights at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest (or similar)• Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage• Budapest Walking Tour • English-speaking expert • All transfers
$729pp double occupancy, $1078pp single occupancy

SS Beatrice

 

The S.S. Beatrice boasts yacht-style light wood with blue and white finishes throughout, a renovated lobby featuring elegant mirrors, marble floors, a white Murano chandelier with blue shades and a grand staircase made of nickel and black iron—a signature design element of Uniworld’s Super Ships. The ship’s redesigned lounge features sofas and chairs with hand-made upholstery, a parquet floor and upholstered ceiling panels, solar shades and new USB ports allowing guests to charge anywhere they are sitting. The artwork throughout the ship includes pieces from Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Pino Signoretto.

S.S. Beatrice offers four dining options all inspired by famous Austrian composers, including Mozart’s, the ship’s main restaurant; Wolfgang’s bar and lounge and newly added Schubert’s and Max’s. For guests seeking an immersive culinary experience, Max’s restaurant offers intimate cooking classes where guests can create local European cuisines alongside the chef. Schubert’s, an 18-seat café located at the bow of the ship, offers guests shared plates from lunch through dinnertime. The cozy Austrian-styled eatery features menus reflecting the cuisine of the ship’s destinations.

Staterooms

CLASSIC

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft – 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, mineral water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers

FRENCH BALCONY

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft – 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, mineral water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers

DELUXE FRENCH BALCONY

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft – 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, mineral water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers

SUITE

  • Luxurious riverview suite (225 sq ft – 20.9 sq m)
  • Suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual thermostat and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers

A valid passport is required for this trip. As of this writing a COVID test is required prior to departure and there is a possibility clients will need to be fully vaccinated.

Your passport cannot expire for at least 6 months after your return.  If you are not an American Citizen, you are responsible for having proper documentation to enter any of the ports of call.  Failure to do so may result in being denied boarding.


PAYMENTS:   A 10% deposit of total price is due with booking.  Final payment is due April 1, 2022. You may use a credit card for deposit (without fee). We accept AX, Visa, & MC. Zelle and Venmo now accepted – call 1-800-648-4856 for instructions.  Final payment may be made by check or by credit card (with 5% fee).

CANCELLATIONS:   If cancelled before April 1, 2022, a $700 per person fee is assessed. If cancelled on or after April 1, 2022, package is non refundable.  Name changes are allowed up to 100 days prior to departure at $200 per name change. Within 100 days, no changes are allowed for any reason.

FULL LEGAL NAMES: must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport.

IMPORTANT  INFORMATION:  YOUR REQUIRED PASSPORT MUST BE VALID 6 MONTHS AFTER THE RETURN OF YOUR CRUISE.  “PASSPORT CARDS” ARE NOT VALID FOR OVERSEAS TRAVEL.  If you reside outside of the US or Canada, please check with your consulate to see if you need a visa.  If you do not have proper paperwork, you could be denied boarding.

Insurance: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.  Insurance information will be provided to you.  If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately.  Please read the information brochure carefully before sending payment to the insurance carrier. If you have a pre-existing condition, insurance must be purchased before final payment is made.  If you wish to purchase “cancel anytime” insurance, it must be done when deposit is received.  Insurance does not cover a pandemic.

SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.
Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline.  Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement.  Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

RESPONSIBILITY:  SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such service and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, war, insurrection, vendor bankruptcy, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, strikes, pandemic or any act of god occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, or for any reason whatsoever SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not responsible for ski conditions.  The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are responsible for providing the travel services purchased.   SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour.  Also, SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be liable regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered.  Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.  If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.

 

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