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Grand Christmas and New Year’s Cruise

Nuremberg to Budapest

Escape the hurry and hassle of the festive season, as you relax and cruise through the ravishing landscapes of the Danube. Wander through locations from ‘The Sound of Music’ in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rum-laced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Visit stunning churches in enchanting Baroque villages and dance in the New Year in a Viennese palace. The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their festive finery at this most delightful time of year.

Included excursions and visits: 9

  • Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market
  • Choice of ‘2,000 Years in One Hour’ Regensburg walking discovery tour or Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour
  • Exclusive Bavarian Forest village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit
  • Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Bavarian Christmas celebration with dinner in a country barn
  • Full-day Salzburg tour
  • Dürnstein village stroll with exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ concert in rococo Augustine monastery church, and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg
  • Choice of Vienna city tour with Christmas Markets or exclusive ‘Taste of Christmas’ Vienna walking tour. Exclusive ‘Morning with the Masters’ at Vienna Art History Museum and exclusive Mozart and Strauss concert at Klosterneuburg
  • Schönbrunn Palace with puppet theatre, and exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace
  • Budapest city tour

Including...

  • 12 nights all-inclusive cruise on the S.S. Beatrice
  • 34 meals: 12 breakfasts (days 2-13) 10 lunches (days 2-6, 8-12) 12 dinners (days 1-12)
  • 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 and security charges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

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Grand Christmas and New Years Cruise


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Day 1 - London - Munich - Nuremberg

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 Munich. Transfer to the port in Nuremberg, to embark the S.S. Beatrice (5T).

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 2 - Nuremberg

Discover Nuremberg, a quintessential medieval German city, on your panoramic city tour and enjoy Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s oldest Christmas Market. Celebrate a festive evening at the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 3 - Christmas Eve - Cruising the Main-Danube Canal - Regensburg

Spend a leisurely day on board as you cruise along the marvel of modern engineering, the 106-mile-long Main-Danube Canal from the Main River to the Danube River.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 4 - Christmas Day - Regensburg

Experience the perfect combination of an inviting skyline and impressive historic monuments as you stroll through Regensburg to its UNESCO-designated Old Town. Alternatively, trace the Jewish history in Regensburg, one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 5 - Boxing Day - Cruising the Danube River - Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Snuggle in warm blankets on a horse-drawn cart ride through the Bavarian Forest before arriving at a famous glass manufacturer in Theresienthal. Learn about the techniques used to create Bohemian glassware. Once back on board, prepare for a festive Christmas celebration, complete with all the trimmings.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 6 - Cruising the Danube River - Passau

In the beautiful city of Passau, situated at the confluence of three rivers, you will see its charming Old Town and ornate cathedral with Europe’s largest pipe organ on a guided walking discovery tour. Or visit a nearby family-owned farm restaurant for a traditional holiday celebration.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 7 - Linz (Salzburg)

Journey through the region known to many as the ‘smile on the face of Austria’, Salzburg. On your guided tour through the UNESCO-designated Old Town, view historical gems, from the 17th century cathedral to Mozart’s birth house to the famous gardens where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 8 - Cruising the Wachau Valley - Dürnstein

Situated in the heart of the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein features many places of historic interest. Stroll through the town, stopping to warm yourself with a mulled wine tasting and to attend an organ concert. Later, you’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat - an exclusive private cocktail reception at the 13th century Artstetten Castle, hosted by an Austrian princess descended from the royal Habsburgs.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 9 - Vienna

Renowned for its art and architecture, its classical music, its decadent pastries and its famous former residents, Vienna is a cultural treasure trove. Experience this elegant city with your choice of excursions, and enjoy VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art, reserved solely for Uniworld guests. End your day with a private concert of Mozart and Strauss at the Baroque Abbey Klosterneuburg.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 10 - New Year’s Eve - Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace, the stunning former Habsburg summer residence, is on full display for you to enjoy. It is largely in its original condition, from the authentically furnished residential and ceremonial rooms to the maze and labyrinth in the gardens. Tonight you join the celebration as you take part in a glamorous ball in a historic palace. Dine amid the gilt and marble splendour of a baroque hall while musicians play during your festive supper, and waltz the night away to the music of the Waltz King, Johann Strauss.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 11 - New Year’s Day - Vienna - cruising the Danube River

After exploring Vienna, relax on board as the ship cruises to Budapest. Join another festive evening with the Captain’s Farewell Reception and New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

Day 12 - Budapest

Savour the beauty of both Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, on a panoramic tour showcasing St Stephen’s Basilica and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district.

S.S. Beatrice (5T)

VIP Inbound

Day 13 Budapest - London

Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest 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.

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The deposit for this holiday is £250pp or 10% whichever is greater.

Grand Christmas and New Year’s Cruise

Nuremberg to Budapest