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European Discovery

Cologne to Vienna

Travel along three majestic rivers - the legendary Rhine, the meandering Main and the enchanting Danube and be inspired at every turn. As you sail from Germany to Austria, you will experience wonderfully preserved towns offering a glimpse into life as it must have been lived centuries ago, making this cruise a delight to explore at every port of call.

Included excursions and visits: 12

  • Cologne walking discovery tour with choice of Cologne Cathedral or Farina House or Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig or Jewish Heritage, Cologne’s Jewish quarter
  • Choice of Marksburg Castle visit or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ Marksburg Castle mountain hike
  • Miltenberg walking discovery tour with exclusive ‘Village Day’ and choice of Jewish Heritage, Frankfurt Jewish Museum & the legacy of the Rothschild family or Jewish Wertheim
  • Würzburg Residence and choice of Weikersheim ‘Village Day’ or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ cycling through the romantic Tauber Valley
  • Choice of the Romantic Road medieval Rothenburg or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ Tauberhase vineyard hike and barbecue
  • Bamberg walking discovery tour
  • Choice of Nuremberg city tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Centre visit
  • Choice of ‘2,000 Years in One Hour’ Regensburg walking discovery tour or Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour or BMW factory visit
  • Choice of exclusive Bavarian Forest village and Theresienthal glass manufactory visit or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ bike ride along the Danube River, and Straubing, ‘A Day in Town’
  • Choice of Passau walking tour or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ Bavarian river biking
  • Choice of Weissenkirchen ‘Village Day’ with exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ vineyard hike with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit
  • Choice of Vienna city tour with visit to Vienna State Opera or exclusive ‘Vienna, City of Arts’ tour


  • 14 nights all-inclusive cruise on the River Ambassador
  • 40 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 2-15) 12 lunches (days 2-7, 9-14) 14 dinners (days 1-14)
  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions and Gala Dinners
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Free connecting flights to London
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager and their expert crew
  • Scheduled direct flights
  • All transfers
  • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

European Discovery

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Day 1 - London - Dusseldorf - Cologne

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for a British Airways or another leading airline flight to Dusseldorf. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to Cologne port to embark the River Ambassador (5T).

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Day 2 - Cologne

Stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the Gothic Cologne Cathedral. Or, visit the birthplace of eau de Cologne - Farina House. Perhaps visit a brewery or Museum Ludwig. Alternatively, see Cologne's Jewish Quarter. Enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

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Day 3 - Braubach - cruising the romantic Rhine River

Visit one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. If you would like a more invigorating excursion, hike from Braubach through the mountains to the castle.

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Day 4 - Cruising the Main River - Miltenberg (Frankfurt, Wertheim)

Get a glimpse of village life in enchanting Miltenberg with a choice of excursions - meet an artist at her atelier, taste beer at a local brewery, try lawn bowling or visit a vineyard. Go to Frankfurt to learn more about its Jewish heritage, or stroll through quaint Wertheim.

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Day 5 - Würzburg

See the opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, visit Weikersheim, a dreamy village in the romantic Tauber Valley, or choose to enjoy a guided bike ride through the Tauber Valley.

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Day 6 - Kitzingen (Rothenburg) - Cruising the Main River

Travel along the ‘Romantic Road’ to Rothenburg, with half-timbered houses and charming shops. Or, hike through the Tauberhase vineyards and enjoy a barbecue lunch with Franconian wine.

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Day 7 - Bamberg

Awake in charming Bamberg, for a tour taking you past the imperial Cathedral of St Peter and St George; the Town Hall; and Little Venice, an area of colourful fishermen’s houses. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

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Day 8 - Nuremberg

Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria and home to the world-famous gingerbread. Today is free to make discoveries at your own pace. A light lunch will be offered on board.

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Day 9 - Nuremberg - Cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Partake in a tour of Nuremberg, enjoying Old Nuremberg. Or, join a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including Courtroom 600, the venue for the historic Nuremberg trials. After a day of historical exploration, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Please note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

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Day 10 - Regensburg

Discover Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, whether walking through the cobbled lanes of the Old Town or exploring Germany’s oldest Jewish community. Or, tour the BMW factory. Please note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you will see the Audi museum instead.

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Day 11 - Straubing - Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Enjoy stunning river scenery from Straubing, then start your day with a horse-drawn cart ride in the Bavarian Forest, travelling through a scenic village to sample fresh bread. Then head to world-famous Theresienthal glass workshop. Or, join a guide for a bike ride along the Danube.

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Day 12 - Passau - Engelhartszell

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.

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Day 13 - Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) - Cruising the Wachau Valley

Start the day sailing through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Then either ramble through picture-perfect Weissenkirchen and then hike up through the vineyards to sample some of the excellent local wines, or visit Melk’s magnificent abbey, a masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture. Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

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Day 14 - Vienna

See the city of imperial architectural marvels on a tour featuring the stately Ringstrasse lined by impressive buildings such as St Stephen’s Cathedral. Or, partake in the ‘City of Arts’ tour featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere. Please 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.

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VIP Inbound

Day 15 Vienna - London

Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna Airport for a British Airways or another leading airline flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

Arrive Home

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Important information about your destination

No Single Supplement Discounts on 2015 Uniworld Cruises

No Single Supplement Discounts on 2015 Uniworld Cruises

Departing Maximum saving on tour Lead in Cabin available Lead in Price
12-Jul Save up to £1,600 Cat 2 £5,049

For more information and to find out availability please call 0800 988 5823

Please note: All dates are subject to cabin and flight availability at the time of booking - flight supplement may be payable.

Terms and Conditions: 
Offer does not apply to Suites.
Offer subject to cabin and flight availability at time of booking.
The no single supplement offer is not combinable with any other special offer including any early booking discounts or any other discount that may be available.
Offer is capacity controlled and we reserve the right to withdraw or change the offer at any time.
Lead in prices quoted are per person.

European Discovery

Cologne to Vienna