Uniworld - Rhine Discovery & Prague
A culturally rich adventure along two of Europe’s most resplendent waterways.
Begin your journey in the magical city of Prague, with its UNESCO-designated Old Town and its magnificent castle, before setting sail along the Main and Rhine rivers. Ancient castles, grand palaces and medieval towns with half-timbered houses are yours to enjoy.
Step back in time to the Middle Ages in beautifully preserved Rothenburg, Miltenberg, Heidelberg and Bamberg. Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you glide through its canals under bridges that have stood for 600 years, and tour the awe-inspiring, UNESCO-designated Würzburg Residence.
Meet the people of Franconia during a village visit, when you'll enjoy chatting with the locals over coffee and cake. Learn about winemaking from a vintner in Nierstein, and ride a tractor through the steeply sloping vineyards to sample Rieslings from his estate.
Enjoy a lively brewery visit and stops in local patisseries, as well as sumptuous food-and-winepairing meals onboard. Discover the rich heritage of the Rhine and Main rivers on this unforgettable, all-inclusive cruise, as well as must-see cultural sites in charming Prague.
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Day 1 – Prague
Arrive at Prague Václav Havel Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 2 – PragueFEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Prague city tour OR Jewish Prague walking discovery tour
Enjoy a panoramic city tour before visiting Prague Castle and Old Town Square. Or, explore Jewish Prague on a tour of the old Jewish quarter, which features Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery, the Old New Synagogue and Pinkas Synagogue, now a Holocaust memorial.
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 Nuremberg (embark)FEATURED EXCURSION: Nuremberg city tour
After transferring to Nuremberg by motorcoach, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city’s top sights. Later, explore the historic castle grounds and the market square area on foot and embark your ship.
Day 4 – Bamberg
FEATURED EXCURSION: Bamberg walking discovery tour
Today’s walking discovery tour of Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—takes 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.
Day 5 – Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Tour of Medieval Rothenburg
Go ashore for a guided tour of Rothenburg, a well-preserved medieval town, followed by free time to explore on your own. After dinner onboard, stroll through ancient Würzburg, crossing the old stone bridge over the Main River for a superb view of the city lights.
Day 6 – Würzburg, cruising the Main River
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Würzburg Residence visit OR exclusive Franconian “Village Day”
Tour the Würzburg Residence—a magnificent example of baroque architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and see its lovely Court Gardens. Alternatively, meet the friendly residents of a Franconian village and learn more about daily life in the region.
Day 7 – Miltenberg, cruising the Main River
FEATURED EXCURSION: Miltenberg walking discovery tour with exclusive “Village Day”
Get a glimpse of village life in Miltenberg with a choice of excursions—meet a local artist, taste beer at a local brewery, try your hand at lawn bowling, or visit a nearby family-owned vineyard. For a more active adventure, you might take a bike ride along the Main or a hike up to the castle ruins.
Day 8 – Nierstein (Nierstein and Heidelberg), cruising the Rhine River
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Exclusive Nierstein “Village Day” with vineyard tractor ride, Riesling wine tasting and naturalist-led vineyard hike, and Heidelberg tour with castle visit
Spend the day in Nierstein, where renowned white wines have been produced for centuries. Ride a tractor through scenic vineyards, sample Rieslings and learn about the region’s viniculture from an expert naturalist. Then head to Heidelberg, where you’ll see the ruins of the Heidelberg Castle courtyard and the city’s Old Town.
Day 9 – Strasbourg, cruising the Rhine River
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour
Admire picturesque Strasbourg on a canal ride through the city’s historic center, filled with half-timbered houses adorned with colorful flower boxes, or see the sights on foot with a local expert. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 10 – Basel (disembark), transfer to the airportDisembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight
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