Europe's quintessential charms make the holiday season even more enchanting.
This wonderfully festive river cruise through Germany and Austria will transport you back in time with visits to some of Europe's oldest and most acclaimed Christmas Markets. Venture forth into a magical wonderland filled with delights at every turn. Wooden stalls overflowing with traditional crafts, everything from quirky little characters made of dried fruit and dressed in Bavarian costumes to beautifully hand-carved toys and Nativity figurines to beautifully rendered ornaments, each more beautiful than the next. Twinkling lights illuminate the timeworn stones of village squares, as children's laughter mingles with the sound of ringing bells and Christmas carols. Indulge in Uniworld's exclusive "Taste of Christmas" walking tour in Vienna, where you'll see elaborate displays of exquisite confections in Cafe Demel's legendary windows. Celebrate the season in a time-honored way, making memories that will last a lifetime.
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided "Taste of Christmas" and "Gentle Walking" programs
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of Nordic walking sticks
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stately S.S. Maria Theresa
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
2 countries: Austria, Germany
3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
All transfers on arrival and departure days
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "The Sound of Christmas Music, from 'Silent Night' to Christmas Oratorio"