Uncover Europe’s majestic jewelsIndulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.Who will enjoy this cruiseTravelers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

Highlights

YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRAVEL

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stately S.S. Maria Theresa, River Duchess, or River Queen.
All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 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

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

Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs

8 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

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

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

EXPERIENCE

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “European Jewels of Art and Architecture”