Rhine, Moselle & Belgium Grand Discovery

Rhine, Moselle & Belgium Grand Discovery

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Rhine, Moselle & Belgium Grand Discovery

15 Days Starting in Brussel (Bruxelles) and ending in Basel

Visiting: Brussel (Bruxelles), Antwerp, Maastricht, Cuijk, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel-Kues, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, Lucerne, Basel, Northern Europe

Ship Name:
S.S. Victoria
Ship Capacity:

110

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

River Cruise

From:
$9633
$9199 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$433

NB: Prices correct on 27-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Soak in as much of Central Europe’s fantastic cities and culture as possible in just two weeks. Snack on classic Dutch treats in the Netherlands, enjoy the fruits of Germany’s excellent vineyards, hop into neighboring Luxembourg for a quick course on World War II history, and walk the idyllic streets of Alsace. At the end, drive to the top of a Swiss mountaintop for a suitably monumental conclusion to this incredible journey.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Brussel (Bruxelles)

Location: Brussel (Bruxelles)

Arrive at Brussels Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Day 2 : Antwerp

Location: Antwerp

Today is all about Belgian food. Whether you choose to explore the highlights of the city on foot, bike through the outskirts of town in search of delicious treats, or partake in an add-on cooking class experience, you’ll have the chance to try some excellent local bites.

Day 3 : Maastricht

Location: Maastricht

Your first stop in The Netherlands—Maastricht—is a city with more than 1,670 national heritage sites, some of which can be seen on your Old Town walking tour. Not only that, it’s also known as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Holland and beloved for its convivial lifestyle and historic center, which has long played a strategic role in European politics.

Day 4 : Cuijk

Location: Cuijk

Step inside a historic grain windmill for a taste of Dutch country life.

Day 5 : Düsseldorf

Location: Düsseldorf

Take a stroll through town with a local guide.

Day 6 : Cologne

Location: Cologne

Enjoy a delightful tour of Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its stunning Renaissance façade. Wander through the historical center and take in its charming atmosphere and narrow alleyways flanked by old houses.

Day 7 : Cochem

Location: Cochem

Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes, and pastel-colored shops, restaurants, and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff sits the brilliant Cochem Castle, also known as Reichsburg Cochem.

Day 8 : Trier

Location: Trier

Trier is no stranger to famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at the stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths, and more. Alternatively, you can choose to visit the small neighboring country of Luxembourg. Experience a healthy dose of history with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial, where General George S. Patton is buried.

Day 9 : Bernkastel-Kues

Location: Bernkastel-Kues

Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns, and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, helping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the Middle Moselle.

Day 10 : Koblenz

Location: Koblenz

Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle. As you come upon picture-perfect Koblenz, you’ll sail past Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with its historic monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I.

Day 11 : Rüdesheim

Location: Rüdesheim

Rüdesheim, like many cities along the Rhine, dates back to Roman times, when the Rhine was the northern border of the empire. Today, Rüdesheim is famous for its beauty and its entertaining alley of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse.

Day 12 : Speyer

Location: Speyer

Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town. It’s the largest of its kind in the world and an icon of Speyer’s characteristic beauty. The city also sits a little ways off the Pfalz wine route, where many of the country’s best wine grapes are cultivated.

Day 13 : Strasbourg

Location: Strasbourg

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests, and impossible-to-resist pastry shops. You can take a stroll through town with a local guide today, or alternatively, join us on a day trip to the blissful spa town of Baden-Baden.

Day 14 : Lucerne

Location: Lucerne

A fantastic cultural hub in Switzerland, Basel is the perfect blend of history and modernity, with an Old Town as charming as any in Europe, an array of public art and architecture to marvel at, excellent cuisine, and more. See this city on foot with a local guide or take this time to dive deeper into Switzerland with a visit to Mount Pilatus.

Day 15 : Basel

Location: Basel

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg airport for your flight home.

Ship Details

S.S. Victoria

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The S.S. Victoria, sister ship to the S.S. Elisabeth, joins our European fleet in 2024 with an ambiance of contemporary luxury and features the largest suites on the rivers of Europe. Two Royal Suites onboard offer an incredible 506 square feet each. Reserve the adjoining standard Suite next door, and that turns into 759 square feet total, with two bedrooms connected by a separate living room. All the Suites and Signature French Balconies offer abundant space—much higher than standard—with ultra-comfortable, water-facing beds dressed in Uniworld’s fine custom linens.

Relax amongst the soothing tones of the lounge and enjoy regionally inspired bites in one of three dining venues: a main dining room, a private venue for smaller groups, or our rooftop bar. Elsewhere on the ship, you’ll find a relaxing spa area with a pool, gym, and massage room. Tiny Noticeable Touches, such as the original artwork lining the walls and fresh flowers, add Uniworld’s boutique flair throughout the ship.

Ship Name:

S.S. Victoria

Adults Only Areas:

kids allowed

Ship Children Facilities:

none

Ship Nursery:

none

Smoking Areas:

some

Ship Size:

small

Ship Style:

luxury

Ship Type:

river

Ship Currency:

EUR

Ship Language:

en

Ship Capacity:

110

Ship Crew Count:

41

Number of Cabins:

55

Ship Launch Year:

2017

Ship Length (Meters):

134 M

Ship Width (Meters):

11 M

Main Deck

ReceptionLobbyPantryRestaurantSignature French BalconyFrench BalconyElevator

Moselle Deck

Guest LaundryFitness CenterSerenity River SpaStairs

Rhine Deck

Swimming PoolBistroVintage RoomLoungeStageWheelhouseSuiteRoyal SuiteDeluxe French BalconyElevator

Sun Deck

Sun RoofCanopyVista BarSkylight

All staterooms have Open-Air Balconies that, with the touch of a button, will lower the glass halfway to create a balcony-like effect. Adjoining staterooms are available; please inquire at the time of booking. While the S.S. Victoria is a beautiful and luxurious ship, its amenities may differ slightly from those of a Uniworld-company-owned ship.

Signature French Balcony (202)

Luxurious riverview stateroom (237 sq ft, 22 sq m; stateroom is 16 sq ft, 1.5 sq m smaller than the other Signature French Balcony staterooms)King-sized bed (convertible to 2 singles), fine custom linens, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, espresso machine, and flat-screen TV with infotainment centerBathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, rain shower, comfortable bathrobes, and slippersNote that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship

Deluxe French Balcony (Grade DLXFRNCH )

Luxurious riverview stateroom (188 sq ft - 17.5 sq m)King-sized bed (convertible to 2 singles), fine custom linens, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, espresso machine, and flat-screen TV with infotainment centerBathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, rain shower, comfortable bathrobes, and slippersNote that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship

French Balcony (Grade FRNCH )

Luxurious riverview stateroom (188 sq ft - 17.5 sq m) King-sized bed (convertible to 2 singles), fine custom linens, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, espresso machine, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center Bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, rain shower, comfortable bathrobes, and slippers Note that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship. 

Suite (Grade SUITE )

Luxurious riverview suite (253 sq ft - 23.5 sq m)King-sized bed (convertible to 2 singles), fine custom linens, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, and flat-screen TV with infotainment centerLarge bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, comfortable bathrobes and slippers, double sink vanity, and rain showerAdditional amenities and services include in-suite butler service, packing and unpacking assistance, in-room breakfast, daily fruit and cookie plate and an elegant evening snack, espresso machine and fine teas, fully stocked mini bar, bottle of wine upon request, shoeshine, and free laundry serviceNote that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship

Signature French Balcony (Grade SIGNTRST )

Luxurious riverview stateroom (253 sq ft - 23.5 sq m). *Please note that stateroom 202 is 237 sq ft (22 sq m), 16 sq ft smaller than the other Signature French Balcony stateroomsKing-sized bed (convertible to 2 singles), fine custom linens, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, espresso machine, and flat-screen TV with infotainment centerBathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, rain shower, comfortable bathrobes, and slippersNote that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship

Royal Suite (Grade ROYALSTE )

Luxurious riverview suite (506 sq ft - 47 sq m) with a spacious living roomKing-sized bed (convertible to 2 singles), fine custom linens, walk-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, and flat-screen TV with infotainment centerLarge bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, comfortable bathrobes and slippers, double sink vanity, and rain showerAdditional amenities and service include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; espresso machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry serviceNote that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship

Bistro

The Bistro can be found on the Rhine Deck.

Restaurant

The Restaurant can be found on the Main Deck.

Vintage Room

The Vintage Room can be found on the Rhine Deck.

Lounge

The Lounge can be found on the Rhine Deck.

Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool can be found on the Rhine Deck.

Vista Bar

Vista Bar can be found on the Sun Deck.

Curated Services

Guests looking to treat themselves and their loved ones to a private, extraordinary experience can arrange a Curated Service. These experiences can be booked onboard, are often accompanied with a private car and/or guide, are fully customizable, and provide guests with an opportunity to create an exceptionally special moment just for them.

Included Excursions

VILLAGE DAYGet an in-depth look into the quaint destinations we visit and the local people who bring them to life.LET’S GOThese active excursions feature walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and golfing activities.DO AS THE LOCALS DOExperience life like a local, from riding the subway to stopping into a café for a local treat.NIGHTS OUTPrivate after-hours tours of popular attractions and fun local nightlife experiences.

Masterpiece Collection

Tasting cheese with a cheese affineur in Rüdesheim or cruising through the streets of Bordeaux in a retro sidecar–if going above and beyond is what you’re after, you’ll be sure to enjoy our selection of Masterpiece Collection optional experiences, available for an additional cost.

Private Experiences

From visiting a museum without the crowds to an after-hours tour of a famous landmark, these included, once-in-a-lifetime experiences are arranged privately for Uniworld guests.

Please note that there are no children's facilities on board S.S. Victoria. 

Gym

The Gym can be found on the Moselle Deck.

Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour.

Age Restrictions

In our experience, most young children—especially those under 4—are simply not yet old enough to enjoy river cruising. We make no special arrangements for little ones and offer few kid-friendly activities onboard or onshore. Please note: Our Generations program departures include programs and services designed for families traveling with children. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their safety and behavior onboard and onshore.Europe, Asia, India, and Egypt: Guests should be 4 years of age or older. Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and booked in a cabin with someone who is 21 years of age or older.Peru: Guests must be 7 years of age or older. Guests under 21 must be booked in a cabin with someone who is 25 years of age or older, or traveling with a parent or guardian who is booked in a connecting suite. Some excursions may not be suitable for young children.

Dietary Requirements

Kindly inform us in advance if you have specific dietary requests (e.g., low-fat, low-calorie, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian, etc.). This information can be provided to us when completing your Passenger Information Form. We have a “Travelling Lite” menu for guests seeking more health-conscious options, as well as light lunches, vegetarian options, and generous buffets that offer something for everyone. We will do our very best to accommodate your needs given the resources available to us.

Disabled Facilities

Uniworld strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. The Company welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following:Passengers are required to advise the Company, in advance, of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation.All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Company may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. The Company may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety.The Company does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature.The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. The Company is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair.During the tour, the Company may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which the Company has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the united kingdom. The Company cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers travelling on international tours. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms and conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.

Dress Code

It’s best to pack for a range of weather conditions, depending on the season and regions visited. Wearing layers will allow you to easily adjust to temperature changes. Limiting your wardrobe to a simple mix-and-match color scheme will keep your bags to a minimum.We recommend wearing comfortable, smart-casual clothing both onshore and onboard. We also suggest sturdy walking shoes, as you will do a significant amount of walking on shore excursions, often over cobblestones or uneven terrain. A sun hat, rain gear, and a coat or wrap for chilly evenings are useful items to have. For dining ashore, concerts, special events onboard, etc., men may want to bring a sports jacket and women a cocktail dress or pantsuit. Neckties are optional. Please note that shorts are not allowed at dinner aboard the ship.

Laundry

Most ships have either a self-serve laundrette (with ironing board) or laundry service for an additional fee. Please contact info@uniworld.com to find out what services your ship offers. No dry cleaning services are available on any ship.

Smoking Policy

For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is only permitted on the sun decks of our ships. Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.We also ask guests to refrain from smoking on shore excursions/tours, especially since many historical sites and other tourist attractions are now smoke-free as well.

Wi-Fi

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access. Please view your ship’s specific information page on our website or email us at info@uniworld.com to find out if Wi-Fi is available onboard. Service may be briefly interrupted in remote areas, while sailing, or when moving through locks, and the speed will likely be slower than what you are used to back home.

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  • Are three people allowed per room?

    Triple bookings are allowed only in some suites onboard the S.S. Catherine, S.S. La Venezia and the S.S. Maria Theresa (excluding the Royal Suite). Note that ships that allow triple booking may change, so we suggest calling Uniworld or your preferred Travel Advisor for the most up-to-date information.

  • What should I wear on my cruise?

    For destinations in EUROPE: It's best to prepare for a variety of weather conditions, depending on your travel season and the regions through which you will be cruising. Layering clothing items is always your best bet, as this allows you to adjust to most temperatures, including artificially maintained temperatures, by adding or removing items throughout the day. Comfortable, sporty, smart-casual daywear is appropriate both onshore and onboard. Everyday slacks, khakis, walking shorts and everyday skirts/dresses are recommended. For warmer temperatures, we suggest lightweight clothing that can be layered, such as a mix of sweaters, lightweight knit shirts, slacks and walking shorts. For early spring and late fall departures, you’ll find sweatshirts, heavier cotton or wool tops and long-sleeved shirts, and corduroy or heavy khaki pants perfectly suitable. Mix and-match color schemes work best to help keep baggage light. You will participate in a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore. We recommend comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. Sturdy sandals are another good option. For evenings, any resort-type wear is perfectly suitable; however, we do ask that you not wear shorts to dinner. Men may want to bring one sport jacket for dressier restaurant venues and for special events onboard such as the Captain’s Welcome and Farewell festivities. Women may wish to bring a cocktail dress or two for finer dining or entertainment experiences. Don’t forget to pack a lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably hooded) or even a heavier weight wind-breaker for colder temperatures. We recommend wearing comfortable, smart-casual clothing both onshore and onboard. We also suggest sturdy walking shoes, as you will do a significant amount of walking on shore excursions, often over cobblestones or uneven terrain. A sun hat, rain gear, and a coat or wrap for chilly evenings are useful items to have. While there is no formal dress code for dining ashore, concerts, special events onboard, etc., men may want to bring a sports jacket and women a cocktail dress or pantsuit. Neckties are optional. Please note that shorts are not allowed at dinner aboard the ship. For our EXOTICS destinations: These programs are very different from European river programs; attire is more casual due to the region’s warmer temperatures. During the cruise/tour portion of your program, comfortable, lightweight clothing in lighter colors is strongly recommended. We suggest clothing that can be layered, such as a mix of cotton shirts, lightweight knit shirts, sweaters, everyday khakis, slacks, skirts/dresses, walking shorts and sun hats. Prepare for a variety of weather conditions, depending on your travel season and the regions through which you will be cruising. Layering clothing items is always your best bet, as this allows you to adjust to most temperatures, including artificially maintained temperatures, by removing or adding items throughout the day. Mix/match color schemes work best to help keep baggage light. You will participate in a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore. We recommend comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. Sturdy sandals are another good option. Don’t forget to pack a lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably hooded) or even a heavy weight windbreaker for colder temperatures, especially during early spring, fall and winter departures. PLEASE NOTE: To enter the temples and other holy sites, guests should ensure that their shoulders and knees are covered. Egypt: For evenings, we recommend casual and cool attire; however, we require footwear to be worn at all times in the dining room. Sport jackets and cocktail dresses are not needed at any time during this program. You may wish to pack at least one “smart casual” outfit for the onboard Gala Reception. For those on the Jordan extension, while sleeping quarters will be heated, the winter months can drop below freezing at night. Please pack accordingly for outside weather. India, Vietnam & Cambodia: For evenings, we recommend casual and cool attire; however, we require footwear to be worn at all times in the dining room. Sport jackets and cocktail dresses are not needed at any time during this program. Peru: We recommend comfortable walking shoes, quick drying and lightweight clothing, lightweight long pants and rain gear, long-sleeved tops for jungle excursions, wide-brimmed hat, extra socks, and a bathing suit.

  • What is the voltage?

    Europe: Electrical current is 220V, the European standard; however, each stateroom and suite has one 110V outlet. Egypt and Peru: Voltage is 220V/50Hz in all hotels and onboard the ship. To use any electrical product from the U.S. and comparable regions, you will need a 3-pin plug adapter and a voltage converter. India: Voltage is 220V/50Hz in all hotels and onboard the ship. On the ship, outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels, dual-voltage appliances or a voltage converter will be needed. Vietnam & Cambodia: Voltage is 220V/50Hz in all hotels and onboard the ship. On the ship, outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels, dual-voltage appliances or a voltage converter will be needed. In addition, you will need a two-round-pin-type plug adaptor in Cambodia, and a three-flat-pin-type plug adaptor in Vietnam. Voltage may vary by ship. Your electrical appliances from home may require an adapter and/or converter. We recommend reviewing the latest Cruise Companion for the region you will be visiting, or call Uniworld or your preferred Travel Advisor for more information.

  • Is there onboard internet access?

    Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access. Please email us at info@uniworld.com to find out if Wi-Fi is available onboard. Service may be briefly interrupted in remote areas, while sailing, or when moving through locks, and the speed will likely be slower than what you are used to back home.

  • What is the food like?

    Our classically trained chefs use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for all onboard meals, which feature both regionally-inspired and western dishes. See our Culinary Excellence page for more details.

  • Is laundry service available?

    Most ships have either a self-serve laundrette (with ironing board) or laundry service for an additional fee. Please contact info@uniworld.com to find out what services your ship offers. No dry cleaning services are available on any ship.

  • How do I book optional excursions once onboard?

    Optional excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager and charged to your onboard account. Some optional excursions require a minimum number of participants to operate. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 24 hours of the tour start time or for pre-paid tours. On pre/post-cruise extensions, you may book optional excursions with your Local Host and pay by credit card (cash not accepted). Optional excursions cannot be reserved prior to the cruise. Select Masterpiece Collection excursions may be booked in advance. We recommend calling Uniworld or your preferred Travel Advisor for more information.

  • Can I take children on my cruise?

    In our experience, most young children—especially those under 4—are simply not yet old enough to enjoy river cruising. We make no special arrangements for little ones and offer few kid-friendly activities onboard or onshore. Please note: Our Generations program departures include programs and services designed for families traveling with children. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their safety and behavior onboard and onshore. Europe, Asia, India, and Egypt: Guests must be 4 years of age or older. Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and booked in a cabin with someone who is 21 years of age or older. Peru: Guests must be 7 years of age or older. Guests under 21 must be booked in a cabin with someone who is 25 years of age or older, or traveling with a parent or guardian who is booked in a connecting suite. Some excursions may not be suitable for young children.

  • Where will the ship dock?

    In many ports, your river ship is small enough to dock within easy walking distance of the historic city center. Elsewhere, the ship may need to dock farther away and a motorcoach transfer will be provided. There may be times when your ship moors next to another ship or between ships, especially in busy ports. Docking locations are determined by the local harbor authorities, not Uniworld or the ship’s captain. For the latest embarkation and disembarkation port location details, please visit our Port Locations page, or call Uniworld or your preferred Travel Advisor for more information.

  • Is smoking allowed?

    For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is only permitted on the sun decks of our ships. Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes. We also ask guests to refrain from smoking on shore excursions/tours, especially since many historical sites and other tourist attractions are now smoke-free as well.

  • What about gratuities?

    Europe: Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour. Egypt, India, Peru, Vietnam & Cambodia: Gratuities for onboard and onshore personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager or Egyptologist, local experts, drivers) are included both during the cruise/tour as well as on any pre- or post-cruise land extensions.

  • Which cruise itinerary is best for me?

    A good choice for first-time river cruisers is a Danube River cruise, which offers an enjoyable “tasting menu” of many top cultural sites. A Rhine River cruise, with stunning scenery and dozens of castles, is another great option. Second- or third-timers may enjoy visiting Eastern Europe via a cruise along the Lower Danube. More experienced travellers seeking something new might consider the Douro River in Portugal, the Peruvian Amazon in South America, or our Cruise & Rail itineraries.

  • Does each sightseeing group on excursions have its own guide?

    Yes, each group has its own English-speaking guide. Our local experts are considered the best in the industry, and our complimentary QuietVox audio headsets make it easy to hear every word of their insightful commentary.

  • Can I use my credit and debit cards in Europe?

    Most major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Europe. Credit cards and most debit cards can be used for ATM cash withdrawals onshore (there are no ATMs aboard our ships). We recommend bringing at least one credit card plus an ATM card. Try to avoid carrying euro notes larger than €100, as merchants may be hesitant to accept them due to counterfeiting. Limited currency exchange is available onboard (cash only) and all major hotels have exchange facilities. Travellers Checks are not recommended.

  • What if a major tourist site on my itinerary is closed?

    We typically arrange a city tour in these rare situations, or allow extra free time to explore the city’s top sites on your own. In such cases, we will do everything we can to make sure the locations visited and the excursions taken are similar to the ones originally planned.

  • Do I need a visa?

    Obtaining required travel documents including Visas is your sole responsibility. Requirements vary by country you are visiting and by your country of residence, and are subject to change at any time. Please check with the government agencies of the countries you will be visiting for the most recent information.

  • Why do you need a Passenger Information Form?

    Due to immigration and security measures worldwide, passenger information must be fully completed and received by Uniworld by the time of final payment. Final documentation will not be processed without receipt of the Passenger Information Form. Every guest is required to complete this form.

  • Can you accommodate special diets?

    Kindly inform us in advance if you have specific dietary requests (e.g., low-fat, low-calorie, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian, etc.). This information can be provided to us when completing your Passenger Information Form. We have a “Travelling Lite” menu for guests seeking more health-conscious options, as well as light lunches, vegetarian options, and generous buffets that offer something for everyone. We will do our very best to accommodate your needs given the resources available to us.

  • Could my itinerary change for any reason?

    We make every effort to follow our itineraries exactly as promoted, but reserve the right to make any necessary changes to ensure the safety of our guests and ships. There may be times when circumstances beyond our control require us to make certain changes to scheduled activities. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. Time permitting, we will let you know of any known changes before you board the ship.

  • Can I extend or customize my river cruise or land extension?

    You may book an optional pre- or post-cruise land extension on many Uniworld itineraries. If you are traveling with a group of 10 or more guests, the cruise or tour itinerary may be customized to suit the group’s needs. We recommend calling Uniworld or your preferred Travel Advisor for more information.

Reviews of this operator

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Danube Holiday Markets

17-Dec-2023

The whole staff of the Maria Theresa treated like you were the only one on the cruise. They were great.. The food was delicious! The tours were perfect. This was our second cruise with Uniworld. We will be back.

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Daniel Wilson  

Danube Holiday Markets

18-Dec-2023

Staff was very personable and professional. Our two butlers, Boris and Silva were outstanding. Made sure our room always had a bottle of our favorite wine and they would surprise us with special goodies in the evening.

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Joan Hughes  

Wonderful Trip to India

18-Dec-2023

It was an excellent well organised trip. We travelled in luxury but saw much of rural and urban India as well as the ‘must see’ sights

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Aug 02, 2025 - Aug 16, 2025
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  • Low Deposit

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises requires a minimum deposit of 15% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 120 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of uniworld boutique river cruises charges.

    Up to 120 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 119 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 89 days before tour starts: Forfeit 35% of booking price.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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