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2017 Danube Discovery and Prague

Vienna to Prague Luxury River Cruise with Platinum Travel and Uniworld

Vienna to Prague Luxury River Cruise with Uniworld

9 nights From €2799 €1399 (Per Person)

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Vienna to Prague Luxury River Cruise with Platinum Travel and Uniworld

2017 Danube Discovery and Prague

Vienna to Prague | 10 Days

Departure Dates

25 Aug 2017 | 03,22 Sept 2017 | 01,20,29 Oct 2017

Ships: River Ambassador

Luxury Boutique River Cruise with Platinum Travel and Uniworld

Explore the wonders of the Danube and the pride of the Czech Republic—Prague

 

Sheer cliffs rise above the mighty river, with tiny baroque villages nestled at their feet. As you cruise through the heart of the old Habsburg Empire, you’ll find stunning scenery, beautiful libraries, astonishing frescoes, medieval city walls and Gothic cathedrals—the perfect mix of big-city glamour and small-town simplicity.

Explore historic capitals, including Vienna, home to a treasure trove of imperial art; Prague, the beautifully preserved Gothic, Renaissance and baroque city that boasts a unique architectural heritage all its own; UNESCO-designated Regensburg; and the old walled city of Nuremberg. Discover 17th-century Italian artistry in Passau, medieval intrigue and modern-day microbrewing in Straubing and magnificent baroque architecture in Melk. Get a sense of the land as you bicycle along a riverside path, and feel the wind in your hair while you ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon.

Tradition and history, music and art, microbrews and small-batch schnapps—experience them all as you explore the beautiful Danube and glorious Prague.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Those with a taste for great food and wine along with a love of history, art and music. Anyone wishing to hike or bicycle through extraordinary countryside.

Generations Family Programme (select sailings)

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

Full Itinerary available on request - Enquire now for more details of excursions and unique experiences available on this luxury river cruise. Contact us now for further details.

Call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ie, send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

Highlights

Platinum Travel and Uniworlds' all-inclusive experience

Onboard

- Cruise in a Riverview Stateroom with Uniworlds six star experience
- Highest staff-to-guest ratio in the River Cruise industry
- Average ship capacity of just 130 guests
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Receptions
- Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water
- All Gratuities included
- Captivating onboard local entertainment

Onshore

- Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Excursions included, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
- Guided “Do as the locals do” and “Gentle Walking” programs where applicable
- Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
- Use of Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks where applicable
- Optional Cultural enrichment lectures

Call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ie, send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: VIENNA

Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
 

DAY 2: VIENNA

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 

Choice of Vienna city tour with Vienna State Opera OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour

See the city of imperial architectural marvels on a tour featuring the stately Ringstrasse lined by impressive buildings such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit the legendary opera house in the heart of the city. If you prefer to experience the sheer number of artistic gems, then partake in the “City of Arts” tour featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, a remarkable collection that includes his most famous painting—The Kiss. Note: The Vienna State Opera House is occasionally closed to visitors for rehearsals or special events without advance notice. If we cannot visit the opera house, we will visit an alternative venue instead.

DAY 3: CRUISING THE WACHAU VALLEY, WEISSENKIRCHEN (WEISSENKIRCHEN OR MELK)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 

Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with exclusive guided “Let's Go” vineyard hike with wine tasting ORMelk Abbey with library visit

Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley before arriving in Weissenkirchen. You have a choice of two equally enchanting excursions. Experience the fruits of the land at a tasting of apricot-infused delicacies and local wine and then hike through the storied vineyards and orchards. Alternatively, you may wish to experience Melk’s 900-year-old abbey, home to the extraordinary library that inspired the novel The Name of the Rose. A Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner completes your day.

DAY 4: ENGELHARTSZELL, PASSAU

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 

A "trifecta" of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour OR city tour with old town walk ORexclusive guided “Let's Go” Bavarian river bike ride

You have three ways to experience Passau—strolling with a guide through its medieval lanes lined with baroque buildings; taking a panoramic tour followed by a shorter walk through the heart of the charming city; or going active by cycling first along the Danube’s riverside bike path and ending in Passau’s Old Town.

DAY 5: DEGGENDORF (THERESIENTHAL), CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER, STRAUBING

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 

Choice of exclusive Bavarian Forest village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit OR exclusive guided “Let's Go” Bavarian Forest bicycle ride, and Straubing, “A Day in Town”

Deggendorf—gateway to the magical Bavarian Forest—awaits via a traditional horse-drawn wagon. En route to a Theresienthal glass manufactory, enjoy freshly baked bread and schnapps. If you’d like to be more active, bicycle along the Danube to Straubing, where you will meet up with your fellow travellers and have a choice between participating in a lively exploration of local brewing traditions or experiencing daily life in this enchanting town.

DAY 6: REGENSBURG

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 

Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour OR BMW factory visit

Discover Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, whether walking through the cobbled lanes of the UNESCO-designated Old Town or exploring Germany’s oldest Jewish community. Should you wish to do something completely different, tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, an alternative venue will be organized.

DAY 7: CRUISING THE MAIN-DANUBE CANAL, NUREMBERG

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 

Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit

Before docking in the medieval walled city of Nuremberg, your ship will traverse the most impressive section of one of the modern marvels of engineering, the Main-Danube Canal, a masterwork that allows ships to cruise from the North Sea all the way to the Black Sea. Partake in a tour of Nuremberg, enjoying Old Nuremberg. WWII history buffs may wish to go on a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including Courtroom 600, the venue for the historic Nuremberg trials. After a day of historical exploration, spend your last night on the ship with a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

DAY 8: NUREMBERG (DISEMBARK), TRANSFER TO PRAGUE

Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Prague, where you’ll have the afternoon free to get a jump-start on exploring the countless pleasures and treasures this city has to offer.
 

DAY 9: PRAGUE

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 

Choice of Prague city tour OR Jewish Prague walking discovery tour

Prague has been a centre of arts, commerce and politics for a thousand years. Mozart wrote his famous Prague Symphony here. The Habsburgs made it their capital for several centuries, drawing scientists and artists from all over Europe. You have the choice to enjoy a panoramic tour of the beautiful “City of Spires,” including the Prague Castle district. Or you can explore Jewish Prague on foot, visiting the old Jewish quarter, which features Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery, the Old New Synagogue and the 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.

DAY 10: PRAGUE, TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.

Full Itinerary available on request - Enquire now for more details of excursions and unique experiences available on this luxury river cruise. Contact us now for further details.

Call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ie, send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

 

River Ambassador

The Uniworld fleet guarantees an unparalleled luxury experience for all guests. Fine art and precious antiques blend perfectly with marble flooring and lavish furnishings, ensuring that every moment you spend on-board is as memorable as those you spend onshore.

All Uniworld ships feature:

Public Areas and Amenities

  • Full Service Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Serenity River Spa
  • Sun Decks
  • Boutiques
  • Fully equipped fitness centres
  • 24 hour speciality tea and coffee
  • Guest Laundry
  • free internet and wi-fi access

Staterooms and Suites

  • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds with 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices
  • Generous built in closets
  • Most staterooms have balconies *(Check at time of booking)
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane bath products, plush towels and bathrobes
  • Most suites have additional amenities and services including in suite special butler service, in room breakfast, daily fruit and cookie plate, private DVD player, ipod dock, Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas, refrigerator, bottle of wine on arrival, shoe shine and free laundry service *(Check your suite amenities prior to booking, this can vary from ship to ship)
  • Upgraded, and larger suites are also available on request

River Ambassador

Ship Specifications

  • Inaugurated : 1993
  • Remodelled : 2011
  • Length : 110m
  • Width : 11.5m
  • Guests : 116
  • Staff : 41
  • Staterooms : 58

Platinum Travel and Uniworld River Cruises

Platinum Travel are delighted to be working with Uniworld - Boutique River Cruises with the six star experience

Spend even one night in one of the magnificent riverview staterooms and you will agree, sailing with Platinum Travel and Uniworld is truly a stunning way to see the world.

Each Uniworld ship combines old world elegance with modern conveniences. Your stateroom includes marble bathrooms, flatscreen TVs featuring musiic movies and satelite cahnells, in room safe and individual climate control.

When you choose a Uniworld River Cruise with Platinum Travel, you can be assured there is so much included in the price - All meals with various dining options including unlimited beverages onboard, scheduled airport transfers and shore excursions with English speaking local guides. Your gratuities are also included.

Uniworld are committed to giving their valued guests the ultimate strsss free, luxury six star cruise experience. So relax, unwind, and leave the rest to Platinum Travel and Uniworld.

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Many of our airline fares are refundable whereas internet fares are generally non-refundable.

Platinum Travel are a fully licensed and bonded travel agent so you have a lot more protection with us than with the internet (airlines are not bonded).
for more information Please call now on +353-1- 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ie, send us a quick message - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

Dates and Prices available on request - Enquire now for more details of excursions and unique experiences available on this luxury river cruise. Contact us now for further details. Call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ie, send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!


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