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Classic Danube & Orient Express Train

Classic Danube & Orient Express Train

Go off the beaten path from Vienna to Nuremberg and uncover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities that rest along the Danube.

Enjoy the great outdoors and bespoke experiences along the Danube in cities that inspired fairy tales. Discover the mesmerizing castles on the Nuremberg Panoramic City Tour. Stroll through countless enchanting old towns and villages, all teeming with magnificent architecture, age-old tradition and outstanding breweries. In the historical capital of Vienna, you’ll be met with Austrian grandeur and mystique on your search for new inspiration along the Danube.

Finally after a night in Prague, embark the famed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for an overnight journey from Prague to London, enjoying all the indulgences that only this historic train can offer.

Your Itinerary
Day 1: London Heathrow Airport to Vienna International Airport (London Heathrow Airport to Vienna International Airport)

London Heathrow Airport to Vienna International Airport (Austria)

Take your included flight from Heathrow direct to Vienna, where you will be met by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the port to embark the ship.

Day 1: Vienna Austria(Vienna)

It's difficult to explore the sights and sounds of Vienna without thinking of an elegant Strauss waltz or a memorable Brahms lullaby. This beautiful Baroque capital of Austria was for centuries the centre of the Habsburg Empire, retaining its grand spirit in the form of magnificent palaces and grand mansions peppering the Innere Stadt.

The city's cultural heritage is mainly musical, with great composers such as Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn and Mozart all having lived and performed here. Today, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the State Opera House help to keep alive the city's traditions by offering more classical music performances a year than any other city in the world.

While Vienna is a city of music, it's also synonymous with gourmet fare, cream cakes, superb coffee, the angelic strains of the Vienna Boys' Choir, and the proud prancing of the Lipizzaner stallions at the world-famous Spanish Riding School.

Starting out as a Celtic settlement on the banks of the Danube, Vienna became one of Rome's most important central European bases. Its favourable location on the strategic river contributed to the city becoming the stronghold of a mighty empire, reaching its peak during the tumultuous reign of the dazzling Habsburg dynasty.

At the end of the 19th century, the golden age of the Austrian Empire began to decline as Vienna's coffee houses filled with radical intellectuals such as Freud, Klimt and Mahler. The World War II Nazi occupation left scars, but Vienna survived to remain a captivating capital that blends Italian romanticism with Germanic orderliness.

Most of the city's tourist attractions are within the largely pedestrianised inner city area, which was once enclosed by the city walls. The walls have been replaced with the Ringstrasse, a wide ring road. Further out in the suburbs is the thrilling Prater amusement park with its massive Ferris wheel, and the opulent Schonbrunn summer palace. Visitors also should not miss a trip to the Vienna Woods, peppered with wine taverns called heurigen.

Vienna is truly a paradise for classical music aficionados, with unrivalled history, influence and majesty. But it's also a city of sophistication and class, a romantic outpost of old world grandeur shining through the heritage of imperial power.

Day 1: Vienna Exploration Austria(Vienna Exploration)

On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the Musikverein, a beautiful concert hall that is home to the Vienna Philharmonic. Or delve into the hidden secrets of Vienna in some of its most historical sites. Choice of Viennese highlights with Musikverein or The secrets of Vienna Musikverein, a beautiful concert hall that is home to the Vienna Philharmonic.

Day 2: Weissenkirchen, & Melk Weissenkirchen, & Melk(Weissenkirchen, & Melk)

Start your day in the heart of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouth watering apricot treats. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. The Melk Abbey is a baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube. Choice of Melk Abbey with library visit or Weissenkirchen village walk with wine tasting or “Let’s Go” vineyard hike In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 3: Engelhartszell, Passau and Vilshofen Engelhartszell, Passau and Vilshofen(Engelhartszell, Passau and Vilshofen)

Engelhartszell, Passau and Vilshofen

A new day brings new experiences in the forest-lined district of Engelhartszell. Experience Germany’s great outdoors by biking along the Danube River. Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region. Featured Excursion: “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking Choice of Passau walking tour or ""Let's Go"" hiking around Passau

Day 4: Deggendorf and Straubing Deggendorf and Straubing(Deggendorf and Straubing)

Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. Featured Excursion: Bavarian Forest Adventure

Day 5: Regensburg Germany(Regensburg)

The nearly 2,000-year-old history of Regensburg begins with a Roman fort in 90 AD, from which Regensburg grew into the large and prosperous trade center that it became in the last few centuries of the Medieval period. This long history has been excellently preserved through Regensburg’s iconic architecture—particularly its many Gothic and Romanesque churches and Patrician houses. Choice of Regensburg walking tour or “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit

Day 6: Nuremberg Germany(Nuremberg)

Nuremberg is a medieval city located in northern Bavaria in Germany. It is Bavaria's second largest city and is noted for its iconic red roofed buildings and medieval architecture. The imperial Castle overlooks Nuremberg and was one of the most important fortifications of the Roman Empire. For more significant cultural history, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, one of the largest cultural history museums in the German speaking world, offers visitors exhibitions from Prehistoric all the way to present day. Walking tours around the city offer an enjoyable and active way to learn of Nuremberg’s history and culture. Through Old Town, discover fountains, wells, churches, and art treasures, as well as learning of the colourful past and cosmopolitan present of the city and its people. Nuremberg is also home to one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany, the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt, where visitors can purchase traditional handmade decorations and enjoy the famous gingerbread, mulled wine, and grilled sausage from over one hundred and eighty wooden stalls.

Day 7: Nuremberg (Disembark) to Prague Nuremberg (Disembark) to Prague(Nuremberg (Disembark) to Prague)

Nuremberg (Disembark) to Prague

Disembark the ship and take your private transfer to Prague. Check in to the Iron Gate Hotel and Suites for an overnight stay on a B&B basis.

Day 8: Iron Gate Hotel and Suites Iron Gate Hotel and Suites(Iron Gate Hotel and Suites)

Centrally situated, down a picturesque cobbled side street mere minutes from the famous Old Town Square. This elegant, luxury hotel is the perfect choice for enjoying the wonders of Prague. The important sightseeing attractions are all within walking distance and restaurants, bars, and pubs are all located on the doorstop. Guests can also enjoy a delicious meal or a well-deserved drink in the onsite restaurant and the bar. Based in a UNESCO-protected building dating back to the year 1400, the hotel offers spacious and luxurious rooms and suites, each with its own unique layout to please all types of visitors, make them have a comfortable and unforgettable stay.

Day 9: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Venice Simplon-Orient-Express(Venice Simplon-Orient-Express)

Board the splendid Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train in Prague Hlavni station and settle into your comfortable cabin ready for your journey through the Czech Republic into Germany. Relax and enjoy the views as your steward serves tea, coffee and indulgent pastries in your cabin. Before dinner, stroll along to the convivial Bar Car ‘3674’ for a refreshing aperitif. Then make your way to one of the elegant dining cars for a lavish four-course feast, prepared on board by expert chefs. Afterwards, you may wish to return to the bar, where the resident pianist is playing the baby grand. Order a liqueur and mingle with your fellow passengers before retiring to your cabin, now transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Day 9: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & London Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & London(Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & London)

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & London

Your steward serves Continental breakfast in your cabin before the train pulls into Paris. Feel free to stretch your legs on the platform while we pause to pick up new passengers and supplies. Take the opportunity this morning to browse our onboard boutique for a selection of stylish gifts and exclusive mementos. As we continue onwards towards the Channel ports, enjoy a delicious brunch in one of the dining cars. At Calais Ville Station, board a private coach to the shuttle terminal at Coquelles before travelling onward through the Channel Tunnel. Our uniformed hosts will look after you throughout the journey. At Folkestone, you join the art deco Belmond British Pullman, sister train of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, for the journey to London. Indulge in a traditional English afternoon tea, accompanied by a glass of sparkling English rosé, as the train courses through the verdant Kent countryside.

Day 10: Arrive London Arrive London(Arrive London)

Arrive London

Disembark at London Victoria station for your onward arrangements.

Welcome to a river cruise experience unlike any other. A place where old-world luxury meets modern convenience with exquisite furnishings, inspiring art, and fine fabrics, all arranged by a world-class team of design professionals from their award-winning sister company, Red Carnation Hotels.

The stunning foyer of the 130-passenger River Princess sets an indulgent and luxurious tone for your European journey. Throughout the ship, jewel-tone greens, warm browns, and mix of black of white create a sophisticated° ambiance, while stylish public areas—including a Main Lounge, a Sky Lounge, and a Captain’s Lounge and Library—provide comfortable places to curl up with a good book, chat with friends, or sip your favourite cocktail.

With Uniworld, you can always count on having the finest quality foods prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. The talented chefs also feature local, regional, and seasonal specialties made with a traditional flair.

Uniworld’s extensive wine list includes such world-class vintages as the 1995 Nikolaihof Riesling from Austria, which recently received° the highest possible° score- 100 points- from prestigious wine reviewer Robert Parker.

Guests aboard Uniworld’s “Enchanting Danube” itinerary will enjoy a private tasting of organically grown wines° at the Nikolaihof wine estate, Austria’s oldest winery, located on the site of an ancient Roman fort in the scenic Wachau Valley.


The onboard restaurant offers guests gourmet dinners paired with distinctive wines and craft beers, culinary demonstrations and tastings as well as private onshore wine and beer tastings exclusively for Uniworld guests.

Chefs will serve signature dishes designed to soothe the soul and warm the heart, along with their traveling Lite menu with health-conscious options.

With Early Riser breakfasts, Afternoon Tea, All-day Bistro menu for snacks and Al fresco dining, there is just so much to excite your tastebuds!

From Farm to Ship

Farm-to-table isn’t just a trendy culinary buzzword around here. It’s a governing philosophy and commitment to serving you the very best local dishes created by our master chefs. When in Italy, dinner may consist of Prosciutto di Parma pizza and Osso Buco Milanese, prepared to your liking, with meats and vegetables° sourced from just miles away. After a day immersed in Indian culture, your taste buds may do some immersing of their own with Gajar Shorba and Tandoori Chicken Tikka for lunch. Live brilliantly. Dine locally. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.

Creative Culinary Options

For those interested in healthier dining options, our Traveling Lite menu features all of the flavor of our traditional menu, but with fewer calories. We also offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, prepared° just for you. If you have a specific meal preference, just ask. Our chefs will be happy to accommodate.

We learned from the best

Mrs. Beatrice Tollman’s culinary vision lives on with her many Signature Dishes you can enjoy onboard. Mrs. Tollman’s memoir, A Life in Food, chronicles her gastronomic prowess and joy of being able to share her life’s passion with thousands of guests. You’ll discover many of the recipes Mrs. Tollman published on our menu, including Bea’s Chicken Soup, Sesame Fried Chicken° and Honeycomb Ice Cream. If the all-inclusive amenities and luxurious accommodations weren’t enough to put you in a state of comfortable bliss, the homegrown cooking will.


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

Captains Lounge and Library

Complete with full-service bar, the Captains Lounge and Library is the perfect place to unwind with a good book.

Main Lounge

The Main Lounge boasts a panoramic view, a full-service bar and a dance floor.

Signature Cocktails

Our cocktails, much like our ships, are one-of-a-kind and inspired by the destinations we visit. Our bartenders are sharing their favorites with you.

Local Wines

Uniworld cruises through some of the world’s most acclaimed wine producing regions in Europe. Our onboard wine° menus are expertly curated by our staff of Sommeliers to reflect the local destination. Plus, you can enjoy these local wines as part of your all-inclusive package.

Local Beers

Our onboard beer menus feature unique lagers, ales and stouts from small local breweries, giving you a taste of the world’s finest. The best part? It’s all included.

Premium Spirits

Extra dirty Grey Goose martini with locally harvested olives? It’s all yours. As is everything else you can think° of. With our ultra-inclusive amenities you can enjoy unlimited beverages onboard.


The Lobby is located on the Rhine Deck.

Fitness Centre & Serenity River Spa

The River Princess is equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and the Serenity River Spa, which are generously° sized and operated by professionals.

Sun Deck

Sky Lounge


Rhine Deck



Main Lounge


Captain's Lounge and Library

French Balcony Staterooms



Danube & Main Deck

Deluxe Staterooms

Patio Lounge

24-Hour Coffee Station

Fitness Center


Serenity River Spa


Moselle Deck

Guest Laundry

Classic Staterooms


Pre Cruise

  • Direct flight to Vienna
  • Shared transfers

On board

  • Unlimited premium spirits and wines
  • Delicious, five-star, farm-to-table cuisine
  • Your choice of carefully curated excursions
  • All gratuities onboard
  • Onboard fitness centre and wellness classes with a certified wellness instructor
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use
  • Ship wide internet and wi-fi access
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment

Post cruise

  • Private transfer from Nuremberg to Prague
  • Overnight hotel in Prague
  • Private transfer to Prague train station
  • Overnight accommodation and travel on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

On board  Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

  • One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train
  • Dedicated steward service
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine
  • Sumptuous four-course dinner: Seasonal table d’hote menu, including cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys Coffee, tea and petits fours
  • Continental breakfast served in you cabin
  • Delightful three-course brunch
  • Afternoon tea served with a glass of English sparkling wine aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train

Prices are per person based on two sharing a Classic Stateroom on board, a Junior Suite in the hotel and a Twin Cabin on the train. Prices subject to availability and possible change. Contact us for the latest fares and other grades of accommodation and flight classes. Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs, please get in touch with your requirements.

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Classic Danube & Orient Express Train
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Cruise Line: UNIWORLD Boutique River Cruises
Departs: Friday, September 30, 2022
Duration: 9 NIGHTS
Reference: LCM00041

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