Experience the enchantment of the holidays on the Danube and ring in the New Year in grand style.

Celebrate the holiday season in truly extraordinary fashion with a special Uniworld itinerary that gives you the best of four different countries at their most magical time of year. Cruise the mighty Danube, visiting classical capitals like Budapest and Vienna. Hear the largest organ in Europe on Christmas Eve in Passau, and then ring in the New Year in elegant style with a gala dinner and ballroom dance in Budapest. Festive celebrations are plentiful during this cruise—what better way to create perfect holiday memories?

Commemorate a splendid musical heritage as you lift your voice and sing “Silent Night” in Oberndorf, where the beloved Christmas carol was composed, and delight in the music of Strauss and Mozart in Vienna, where the composers lived. Sip a cocktail with a princess in the seven-towered Artstetten Castle, and waltz in a Viennese palace. Spend Christmas Day in Salzburg and enjoy a holiday lunch within the walls of St. Peter’s Abbey. Discover the seasonal delicacies of Slovakia in Bratislava’s picturesque downtown, and enjoy the merriment of traditional hospitality in an Austrian wine village. Sample the finest of the Wachau Valley’s famous white wines in an exquisite baroque village. Ring out the old year and ring in the new with art, wine, and song, as you cruise through four nations during this most magical season.



Who will enjoy this cruise
Those who wish to celebrate a European Christmas and New Year in festive elegance. All lovers of art, music, and merriment.

Highlights

YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRAVEL
10-night cruise in a riverview stateroom
on the stately NEW S.S. Maria Theresa

All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 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


EXPLORE
4 countries

9 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programs

4 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio- headset system on all shore excursions

Use of Nordic walking sticks


EXPERIENCE
Captivating onboard local entertainment

Cultural enrichment, including a Signature

Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music, from ‘Silent Night’ to Christmas Oratorio”