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2017 European Jewels - River Duchess

Budapest to Amsterdam Luxury River Cruise with Platinum Travel and Uniworld

Budapest to Amsterdam Luxury River Cruise with Uniworld

14 nights From €6649 €5649 (Per Person)

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Budapest to Amsterdam Luxury River Cruise with Platinum Travel and Uniworld

2017 European Jewels - River Duchess

Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days

Departure Dates

23 Aug 2017 | 06 Sept 2017 | 04,18 Oct 2017 | 01 Nov 2017 

Ships: River Duchess, River Princess, River Empress

Luxury Boutique River Cruise with Platinum Travel and Uniworld

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewels

 

Indulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.

From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Travellers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.

The Monarch Collection (select sailings)

Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

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: BUDAPEST (EMBARK)

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
 

DAY 2: BUDAPEST

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided “Let's Go” Budapest by bike

 

Choose one of three ways to savor the beauty of Budapest: a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including Castle Hill; do as the locals do; or on an active exploration with biking on a “Green Budapest” tour. Enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

DAY 3: CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER

Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic cruising.
 

DAY 4: VIENNA

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour

 

Get acquainted with Vienna’s treasure trove of imperial gems on a city tour with a visit to Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace. If you prefer to experience the city’s artistic gems, join an art tour, featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere.

DAY 5: 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 OR Melk Abbey with library visit

 

Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, where you can sample fine local wine, along with a vineyard hike. Alternatively, you can visit the Melk Abbey and its extraordinary library.

DAY 6: ENGELHARTSZELL, CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER, PASSAU

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

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

 

Discover Passau with a variety of choices, either on an intimate walking tour, panoramic city tour or via a “Let's Go” choice with a ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube and into the heart of Passau.

DAY 7: REGENSBURG

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit ORBMW factory visit OR exclusive guided “Let's Go” bird’s-eye view of Regensburg

 

Discover Germany’s best-preserved medieval city on a walking tour; visit a Bavarian hops farm; or 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 8: CRUISING THE MAIN-DANUBE CANAL, NUREMBERG

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

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

 

Once in Nuremberg, join either a city tour or a tour focusing on significant WWII sites. Note: We are only permitted to see Courtroom 600 during trial breaks.

DAY 9: BAMBERG, CRUISING THE MAIN RIVER

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour OR exclusive Franconian “Village Day”

 

City dwellers will wish to discover Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and country dwellers will wish to experience a Franconian village outing.

DAY 10: WÜRZBURG (ROTHENBURG)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 Choice of Würzburg Residence visit OR Rothenburg and Weikersheim village & castle tour

 

Art lovers will want to visit the Würzburg Residence, and fairytale lovers will want to go to Rothenburg and Weikersheim, where you’ll visit a grand palace.

DAY 11: WERTHEIM

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 Wertheim walking tour with pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate

 

Stroll through Wertheim’s historic centre and enjoy a private wine tasting and pretzel making with a baker.

DAY 12: FRANKFURT

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 Choice of Frankfurt city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour

 

Get an overview of modern-day Frankfurt as well as its charming Old Town, or experience Frankfurt as a local.

DAY 13: RÜDESHEIM, CRUISING THE ROMANTIC RHINE RIVER

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 Choice of gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument OR Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum

 

Experience Rüdesheim from above on a cable car ride over Rheingau vineyards or visit a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. Later, cruise through the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine.

DAY 14: COLOGNE

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

 Cologne walking tour with choice of cathedral OR Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig

 

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.  

 

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

DAY 15: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK), TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Amsterdam.

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 Duchess

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 Duchess

Ship Specifications

  • Inaugurated : 2003
  • Remodelled : 2012
  • Length : 110m
  • Width : 11.5m
  • Guests : 130
  • Staff : 41
  • Staterooms : 65

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.

As a full service travel agent we have access to negotiated wholesale rates with airlines worldwide and these rates are not generally on the internet. We have expert knowledge of all airlines on all routes so we will constantly compare airlines with each other to get the best offer. We are familiar with the myriad of confusing check-in, baggage, seat and priority boarding charges and we know how to exploit these to your advantage.
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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