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Eastern Europe Explorer - Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

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									2012 Cruise Companion and Shore Excursions

Eastern Europe Explorer
                                                                        Symbols and Icons
                                                                        In the following pages, you will find these symbols to help
                                                                        guide you with the daily excursions. You will get an idea
                                                                        of the pace of the excursions; you will find out if meals are
                                                                        provided, and you will learn about any special excursions,
                                                                        such as wine tastings, museum visits, or music concerts.

                                                                         Uniworld Signature Icons


                                                                         e          Embark/Disembark                w         Wine Tasting


                                                                         b          Motorcoach                      m         Museum Visit


                                                                         d          Flight                          c         Music Concert


                                                                         y          Choice is Yours               CB/BB
                                                                                                                              Continental/Buffet
                                                                                                                              Breakfast

                                                                         U          Uniworld Exclusive                L       Lunch


                                                                         f          Dining Out                        D       Dinner


                                                                         C          Welcome/Farewell
                                                                                    Dinner


                                                                         Shore Excursion Symbols
                                                                        All tours involve walking unless strictly noted as a panoramic tour. In many
                                                                        cases, the walking takes place over uneven ground, cobblestone, or
                                                                        flagstone walkways, and more than a few tours involve stairs or short uphill
                                                                        climbs. We strongly recommend that our guests wear comfortable, non-skid
                                                                        walking shoes while on all of our tours. The symbols below are provided
                                                                        alongside each tour to give you an idea of what to expect on each program.




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Dear Valued Traveler,
                                                                                Easy walking throughout tour, including walking 15 minutes or
Welcome to Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. We want                             less from multiple motorcoach stops to, and while in, historical
                                                                                sights. Possibly some steps, or gentle uphill and downhill walks.




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to do everything we can to ensure you have the most
enjoyable and worry-free vacation possible.                                      Intermediate activity, including walks of up to two hours on
                                                                                 uneven terrain. Limited seating at sites. Multiple stairs and/or
With that in mind, we have prepared this booklet for                             uphill/downhill walking.




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you, so you can plan your trip with the greatest of ease.
                                                                                Most strenuous activity with a combined walking duration at
Consider it a guideline to help you get ready for your                          all sites of up to two and a half hours. Many stairs and uphill/
                                                                                downhill passages. Those with physical limitations and those
upcoming trip. It contains valuable tips and advice on                          who may need assistance with private arrangements need to
what to pack, your flight and transfer experience,                              contact the Cruise Manager when onboard.

onboard information, day-to-day details, and much more.
                                                                         Tour Duration Symbols
Thank you for selecting Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.                Each tour varies in length. The darkened areas of the symbols indicate
We look forward to hosting you onboard our beautifully                  approximate tour duration.



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appointed ships and making your vacation the most
                                                                               ¼ Day AM                  ¼ Day PM                  ¾ Day
memorable and enjoyable experience possible.

Sincerely,                                                              6      ½ Day AM
                                                                                                  7      ½ Day PM
                                                                                                                             8     Full Day

The Uniworld Team

                    Cover: Budapest, Hungary | Above: Varna, Bulgaria
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                       Table of Contents                                                                                 Table of Contents


Cruise Companion                                                                         Front Desk ...................................................................... 13

                                                                                         Gift Shop ........................................................................ 14
Helpful Hints Before You Go
                                                                                         Gratuities ........................................................................ 14
Travel Documents ........................................................ 4 – 5
         Passports                                                                       Health and Hygiene ......................................................... 14
         Passenger Information Form
         Travel Protection
                                                                                         Ice Machine .................................................................... 15

Cruise Documentation ........................................................5           Internet Facilities............................................................. 15

         Final Documentation Includes                                                    Key Cards ....................................................................... 15
Baggage Limitations .................................................... 5 – 6
                                                                                         Laundry .......................................................................... 15
Travel Essentials ................................................................6
                                                                                         Local and Onboard Money Matters .............................15 – 17
Health and Mobility ..................................................... 6 – 7
                                                                                         Lounges .................................................................. 17 – 18
         Physical Limitations
         Medical                                                                         Mail ............................................................................... 18
         Special Diets
                                                                                         Mooring and Docking Facilities.......................................... 18
General Money Matters ................................................ 7 – 8
                                                                                         Safety Deposit Box........................................................... 18
         ATMs
         Credit Cards and Traveler’s Checks                                              Shopping ................................................................ 18 – 19

Getting There                                                                            Shore Excursions ............................................................. 19
Airport Security and Check-In .............................................8             Smoking ......................................................................... 19
Transfers................................................................... 8 – 11      Stateroom Amenities ........................................................ 19
         Airport Arrival Transfers
                                                                                         Sun Deck Access .............................................................20
         Airport Departure Transfers
         Private Car Transfers                                                           Visa Requirements ...........................................................20
         Cruise-Only Guests and Guests with Independent
         Arrangements                                                                    Visitors ...........................................................................20
         Late Flight Arrivals/Missed Flights
                                                                                         Water .............................................................................20
         Baggage Delays
Pre-/Post-Cruise Included or Optional Hotel/Land                                         Weather ..........................................................................20
Extensions ...................................................................... 11
                                                                                         What to Wear .................................................................. 21
Embarkation/Disembarkation ............................................ 12
                                                                                         Omissions ....................................................................... 21
         Embarkation
         Disembarkation                                                                  Shore Excursions
About Your Uniworld Cruise Package and                                                   Eastern Europe Explorer
Onboard Services                                                                                                     |
                                                                                         Vienna to Bucharest 15 Days................................... 22 – 41
Bicycles and Nordic Walking Sticks ................................... 12
                                                                                         Eastern Europe Explorer
Dining ............................................................................ 13                               |
                                                                                         Bucharest to Vienna 15 Days................................... 42 – 61

Elevators ......................................................................... 13
                                                                                         Tour and General Information
Fitness Center ................................................................. 13      Frequently Asked Questions ...................................... 62 – 64

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                                                                                      Passenger Information Form: By now, you should have




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                                                                                      completed the Uniworld Passenger Information Form. The
                                                                                      information on this form is used to comply with certain foreign
                                                                                      government and airline security restrictions in advance of your
                                                                                      arrival onboard our ships. If you have completed this form, we
                                                                                      thank you for your prompt attention. If you have not completed
                                                                                      this form, please visit our website at uniworld.com and complete
                                                                                      the online Passenger Information Form in the “Before You Go”
                                                                                      section. Each guest must complete the form.

                                                                                      Travel Protection: Uniworld strongly recommends that each
                                                                                      guest purchase a Travel Protection Plan. Please carry all
                                                                                      policy information with you during the course of your trip.

                                                                                      Cruise Documentation
                                                                                      Uniworld sends all final cruise and air documents between
                                                                                      21 to 30 days prior to your trip departure, provided that
                                                                                      Uniworld has received a completed and signed Passenger
                                                                                      Information Form and your booking is paid-in-full. All
                                                                                      documents are sent via a priority mail delivery service, such
                                                                                      as UPS or Federal Express.

                                                                                      Final Documentation Includes:
                                                                                      •	Cruise	Ticket
                                                                                      •	Passenger	Ticket	Contract	(this	is	binding	on	each	guest)

                   Cruise Companion                                                   •	Airline	Tickets	or	E-Ticket	Confirmation	(if	international	
                                                                                        air	ticket	was	purchased	from	Uniworld)
                                                                                      •	Cruise	Companion
                   Helpful Hints Before You Go
                                                                                      •	Baggage	Tags
                   Travel Documents                                                   •	Leave-Behind	Communication	Card
                   Passports: All Uniworld river cruise/tours require a passport.     •	Travel	Protection	Plan	Pamphlet	(if	Uniworld	travel	protection	
                   In most cases, passports must be valid for six months after          was	purchased)
                   the scheduled return date from the trip. Some itineraries will
                   require visas. Each guest is fully responsible for obtaining       •	Pre-/Post-Optional	Cruise	Extension	Information	
                   and carrying the travel documents necessary for his or her           (if	trip	extension	was	purchased)
                   travel itinerary. Uniworld will not be responsible for any         Baggage Limitations
                   delays, damages, and/or losses, including missed portions
                                                                                      Airline baggage restrictions change frequently and each guest
                   of your trip, related to improper travel documents.
                                                                                      needs to check with their specific air carrier for limitations
                   Visa requirements on this itinerary for US and Canadian citizens   concerning baggage weight, baggage size, carry-on regulations,
                   can be found at the end of this booklet, in the section marked     and excess baggage or overweight charges. This information
                   “About Your Uniworld Cruise Package,” or on the Uniworld           can be found on the carrier’s website. Remember to check
                   website, uniworld.com, in the “Before You Go” section. Non-US      for	both	international	(over	the	water)	and	domestic	(intra-
                   or Canadian citizens must contact the appropriate consular         continental)	regulations,	as	limitations	differ	depending	on	
                   office for entry requirements pertaining to their particular       flight routings. Overweight or excess baggage charges vary,
                   trip. Uniworld’s website provides information on obtaining the     and guests who exceed an airline’s recommended limit may
                   required visa through Zierer Visa Service as a courtesy only.      be asked by the airline to pay fees ranging from $25 to $80
                                                                                      US	Dollars	(USD),	or	possibly	more,	per	infraction.

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                   If your cruise/tour program includes a flight between Bucharest     a current passenger to end their trip if the passenger’s state




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                   and Istanbul, please note that the domestic airline allows one      of health or physical condition may affect their own health,
                   suitcase	per	person,	not	to	exceed	23kg	(50	pounds).	Suitcases	     safety, and enjoyment, or that of other passengers.
                   weighing more than 23kg will be assessed an overweight fee
                                                                                       Medical: Uniworld does not employ staff nurses or doctors
                   by the airline ranging from €50 to €100. A second suitcase
                                                                                       onboard its ships. Nor can the onboard Gift Shop carry
                   weighing up 23kg will be assessed a flat fee of €50.
                                                                                       medications that are sold over the counter in the US because
                   Please note: € = Euro                                               most European nations allow the sale of medications by
                                                                                       licensed pharmacies only. Should you need medical attention,
                   Onboard the ships and motorcoaches, storage space is very
                                                                                       it will be at local facilities, at your own expense. Uniworld is not
                   limited. Therefore, for your comfort and convenience on the
                                                                                       responsible for any costs incurred as a result of medical service,
                   cruise as well as on pre- or post-cruise land stays, we ask that
                                                                                       or for the quality of medical care received. A Travel Protection
                   you	bring	one	(1)	suitcase	per	person	and	one	(1)	carry-on	bag	
                                                                                       Plan covering medical expenses is highly recommended.
                   per	person	(excluding	purses).	Please	note	there may be a fee
                   assessed on-site for excess baggage.                                Special Diets: Please advise us in advance of your departure
                                                                                       of any special dietary restrictions. This information will be
                   Keep an eye on your baggage and all personal belongings—
                                                                                       provided to the proper personnel. To the extent possible, and
                   they are your responsibility throughout the trip. Uniworld is
                                                                                       in consideration of local conditions, every effort will be made
                   not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and
                                                                                       to accommodate your needs. It is the guest’s responsibility to
                   personal belongings. A Travel Protection Plan covering lost,
                                                                                       provide us with as much detail as necessary concerning any
                   stolen, or damaged baggage is highly recommended.
                                                                                       medically related diet concerns. Not all dietary requests can
                                                                                       be accommodated, and we appreciate your understanding in
                   Travel Essentials
                                                                                       this matter.
                   The following items are essential to any destination: comfortable
                   walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, an umbrella, and       General Money Matters
                   a lightweight raincoat or outerwear garment appropriate to the
                                                                                       ATMs: ATMs connected to bank networks such as PLUS or
                   seasonal weather conditions. It is recommended that you bring       Cirrus are widely available in most major metropolitan areas,
                   duplicates of prescription eyewear, copies of prescriptions for     in airports, city centers, and in some instances, hotels. Fees
                   any medicine, copies of credit card information, and copies of      for transactions vary. ATMs are not available onboard the
                   passport information pages. Make sure that your baggage has         ships. Your bank can tell you which network your ATM card
                   identification tags both inside and outside with your contact       can access, and whether a debit or credit card must be used.
                   information and address clearly marked. Do not pack valuables       Make sure you have the correct PIN for the card you plan
                   or important medication in your checked baggage. You should         to use before leaving home, as the PIN is required for all
                   carry any valuables and important medication with you in            money withdrawals. It is also recommended that you bring
                   your carry-on baggage. Please contact your air carrier for any      an overseas contact number for your bank or credit card
                   additional regulations.                                             company in case you require assistance while traveling.

                   Health and Mobility                                                 Credit Cards and Traveler’s Checks: Most major credit cards
                   Physical Limitations: Uniworld trips are exciting, relatively       (Visa,	MasterCard,	and	American	Express)	are	accepted	
                   active vacations. While there will be plenty of time to relax,      worldwide. Credit cards are also accepted onboard.
                   there will also be much to see and do. Your included excursions     There may be some stores or locations where cash is preferred
                   generally require an extensive amount of walking, as well as        (especially	for	small	purchases)	or	a	particular	credit	card	
                   navigation of numerous steps and cobblestone streets. On            cannot be used for purchases. We recommend bringing at least
                   shore excursions, guests with physical limitations will find        one major credit card, as well as an ATM card that is both a
                   access to sites generally restrictive. For your safety and          debit and credit card. We do not recommend bringing Traveler’s
                   enjoyment, we recommend that all guests be in good physical         Checks, as it is becoming increasingly difficult to cash them at
                   condition. In addition, river ships, while spacious and elegant,    local banks. Also, we recommend that you do not carry Euro
                   are not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities          bills in denominations greater than €100, as many merchants
                   Act, and most do not have elevators. Uniworld, at its sole          are hesitant to accept them due to counterfeiting. Local banks
                   discretion, reserves the right to refuse passage or to require      can break larger bills into smaller denominations for you.

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                   let them know that you will be leaving the country to avoid             provided private transfers as part of the extra night purchase
                   any	problems	using	your	credit	card(s)	overseas.                        as long as Uniworld has received their flight information no
                                                                                           later than 45 days prior to departure.
                   Getting There
                                                                                           If	your	cruise/tour	package	does	not	contain	transfers	(i.e.,	
                   Airport Security and Check-In                                           for flights outside Uniworld’s transfer guidelines or if flight
                                                                                           details	have	not	been	communicated	to	Uniworld	in	time),	
                   It is advisable to contact the airline in advance of your
                                                                                           then please make your own way from the ship or hotel as
                   departure to verify that there have been no changes to the
                                                                                           per your trip itinerary at your own expense.
                   flight number or schedule found on your travel documents.
                   After your travel documents are issued and sent to you,                 Airport Departure Transfers: If your cruise/tour package
                   Uniworld is not responsible for notifying guests of any                 includes	a	group	departure	transfer	(and	your	flights	coincide	
                   changes in flight schedules.                                            with	our	transfer	guidelines)	or	if	you	have	purchased	a	private	
                                                                                           departure transfer, you will be transferred to the airport for your
                   Please make sure you arrive at the airport at least two and a
                                                                                           flight home. Transfers are only provided on the actual end day
                   half	(2.5)	hours	prior	to	your	scheduled	departure	to	complete	
                                                                                           of the cruise or cruise/tour. For those guests with a Post-Cruise
                   check-in and security procedures. For peak travel times, you
                                                                                           Extension, you will be transferred from the ship to the hotel
                   may	even	want	to	arrive	three	(3)	hours	prior	to	your	scheduled	
                                                                                           and from the hotel to the airport accordingly. Porterage
                   departure time.
                                                                                           services are not included at the airport.
                   Transfers                                                               In accordance with Uniworld’s transfer guidelines, all guests
                   Airport Arrival Transfers: If your cruise/tour package includes a       making their own flight arrangements are required to provide
                   group	arrival	transfer	(and	your	flights	coincide	with	our	transfer	    Uniworld with their flight information and pre-trip arrangements
                   guidelines)	or	if	you	have	purchased	a	private	arrival	transfer,	you	   no later than 45 days prior to departure in order to receive
                   will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to         transfers. For complete details, please see the Terms and
                   the ship or hotel. Transfers are only provided on the actual start      Conditions section of our current brochure or our website,
                   day of the cruise or cruise/tour. Those guests with a Pre-Cruise        uniworld.com.
                   Extension will also be met by a Uniworld representative at the          Depending on arrival or departure transfer times, transfers may
                   airport	of	the	city	in	which	the	extension	is	to	take	place	(for	the	   include sightseeing en route.
                   Lucerne	Extension,	the	airport	used	is	Basel,	Switzerland).	You	
                   will be met as you exit the secure customs area. Please claim all       Guests who have purchased extra nights with hotel stays will be
                   of your baggage before exiting the baggage claim area. Porterage        provided private transfers as part of the extra night purchase
                   services are not included at the airport. From the airport, you’ll      as long as Uniworld has received their flight information no
                   be transferred to the ship or your hotel.                               later than 45 days prior to departure.

                   Please note that transfers are non-refundable. There may be             If	your	cruise/tour	package	does	not	contain	transfers	(i.e.,	
                   a waiting period for scheduled airport transfers, depending             for flights outside Uniworld’s transfer guidelines or if flight
                                                                                           details	have	not	been	communicated	to	Uniworld	in	time),	
                   on	groupings	of	flight	arrivals.	This	wait	can	be	up	to	two	(2)	
                                                                                           then please make your own way from the ship or hotel as
                   hours. Uniworld will not be responsible for late arrivals or
                                                                                           per your trip itinerary at your own expense.
                   missed transfers due to delayed, changed, canceled, missed
                   flights, for missed cruise/trip days, or for extra costs resulting      Private Car Transfers: Guests who make independent flight
                   from delayed, changed, canceled, or missed flights.                     arrangements and arrive outside Uniworld’s transfer guide-
                                                                                           lines can purchase private car transfers from Uniworld at
                   In accordance with Uniworld’s transfer guidelines, all guests
                                                                                           an additional cost. Private car transfers are only available
                   making their own flight arrangements are required to provide
                                                                                           on the cruise/tour start and end dates.
                   Uniworld with their flight information and pre-trip arrangements
                   no later than 45 days prior to departure in order to receive            Please ask your travel agent or Uniworld for details. In some
                   transfers. For complete details, please see the Terms and               locations, private transfers are not available due to the distance
                   Conditions section of our current brochure or our website,              between the airport arrival city and the port of embarkation
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                   Cruise-Only Guests and Guests with Independent                      on the ship’s itinerary at your own expense. Using the ship’s




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                   Arrangements: For guests who are making their own way to            phone number shown on your Cruise Ticket, please contact
                   the ship and who are not using Uniworld’s transfer options,         the ship for its exact location on your revised date of arrival.
                   we strongly suggest that you call the ship to determine its         The ship’s personnel will advise you of the best course of
                   exact location before proceeding to the dock. The ship’s            action. Uniworld is not responsible for missed transfers or
                   telephone number will be shown on your Cruise Ticket.               additional costs incurred in getting to the next destination
                   Docking assignments for river cruise vessels can change             due to missed or delayed flight arrangements.
                   at the last minute, and the information provided on your
                                                                                       Baggage Delays: Baggage delays do unfortunately occur from
                   Cruise Ticket about the expected docking location could
                                                                                       time to time, especially during peak travel periods. First and
                   be incorrect on your day of arrival. It is not possible for
                                                                                       foremost, do not leave the baggage area without completing
                   Uniworld to notify guests making their own way to the ship
                                                                                       a Lost Baggage Report with your air carrier. This report is
                   of any last-minute changes.
                                                                                       essential to the tracking of your claim. If traveling with a
                   Cruise-only guests may join Uniworld’s group transfers or may       companion, we recommend that one (1) person exit the baggage
                   purchase private transfers for the cruise/tour start and end        claim area and locate the transfer representative to inform them
                   dates. However, independent flight arrangements must be             of the situation. This will allow the representative to ensure that
                   made in accordance with Uniworld’s transfer guidelines, which       transfers are properly provided. Give the air carrier a copy of
                   are coordinated with the ship’s required time of embarkation        your travel itinerary and the ship’s contact information. Report
                   and disembarkation for all guests and must be provided to           your lost baggage to the Uniworld representative and provide
                   Uniworld no later than 45 days prior to departure.                  your Uniworld Cruise Manager with a copy of your Lost Baggage
                                                                                       Report. This will assist our staff in helping to locate your
                   Late Flight Arrivals/Missed Flights: If your package includes
                                                                                       baggage as quickly as possible. Uniworld is not responsible for
                   a Uniworld arrival transfer and you experience a travel delay
                                                                                       loss, theft, or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings.
                   of any kind, please adhere to the following instructions:
                                                                                       A protection plan covering lost, stolen, or damaged baggage is
                   Advise an airline representative at the airport that you are        available through the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan.
                   a cruise passenger set to sail that day or the following day.
                   Typically, airlines are able to arrange alternative flights         Pre-/Post-Cruise Included or Optional
                   for passengers to continue with their travel to the point           Hotel/Land Extensions
                   of embarkation.                                                     All Uniworld land programs are fully hosted and include
                   Upon arrival in the cruise or tour-start city, after you have       daily	breakfast,	transfers,	and	porterage	(at	hotels	only).
                   cleared customs look for the Uniworld representative outside        Most	feature	at	least	one	(1)	special	sightseeing	program.	
                   the customs area. If your flight arrangements were drastically      Guests on a pre-cruise/tour land extension will receive a
                   altered, it is unlikely that the ground staff will be notified in   welcome briefing from the on-site Uniworld representative
                   time of your specific flight changes. And, due to security          the evening of the first day of the extension. This briefing
                   protocols enacted post September 11, 2001, airlines very            will familiarize you with the scheduled program and provide
                   rarely provide updated flight information to third parties.         additional information about optional excursion programs,
                                                                                       dining recommendations, and shopping tips. Guests on
                   If you cannot find the Uniworld representative, please              a post-cruise/tour land extension will receive their briefing
                   contact the Transfer Provider in your arrival city. Their           onboard, and a local Uniworld host will be on hand during
                   contact information is shown in the transfer section of your        your stay to provide information and assistance. Details of
                   Cruise Ticket. If unable to match you up with a scheduled           your pre- or post-cruise/tour land stay or optional extension
                   group transfer, the Transfer Provider will ask you to make          are included with your final documents.
                   your own way to the ship or hotel at your own expense. Costs
                   incurred due to missed transfers are the responsibility of the      Please note that every effort is made to ensure that your hotel
                   guest, and in most cases, compensation can be obtained              room is available and ready for occupancy upon your arrival
                   from your travel protection plan provider or airline carrier.       at the hotel. This is not always possible due to differences in
                                                                                       hotel check-in/check-out times and scheduled airport-to-hotel
                   If your delay is serious enough that you miss the starting          or ship-to-hotel transfers. A short wait for your room to become
                   point of your cruise, you will need to get to the next stop         available may be necessary.


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                   Embarkation/Disembarkation                                          Dining




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                   Embarkation: If sailing time is 8:00 pm or later, guests are        The onboard Restaurant provides a relaxed environment and
                   to embark no later than 6:00 pm. If sailing time is scheduled       accommodates all guests with open seating. It offers both
                   between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, guests are to embark no later          local and international cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are
                   than	two	(2)	hours	prior	to	the	scheduled	sailing	time.             sumptuous buffets, while evenings feature specialties of the
                   On embarkation day, the ship is being cleaned and prepared          chef and regional dishes. During lunches and dinners onboard,
                   for your arrival. Most of the ship’s facilities, including your     complimentary soft drinks, beer, and red and white wine will
                   stateroom, will not be available before 3:00 pm. We appreciate      be served. Complimentary water, hot coffee, and tea will be
                   your understanding and cooperation. Should you arrive at the        served at all meals onboard. Complimentary beverages may
                   ship earlier than 3:00 pm, you may leave your baggage at            only be consumed in the Restaurant.
                   the Front Desk and take a walk in the area or relax in the          In addition, al fresco dining may be available on the Sun Deck
                   lounge. Please keep your hand baggage with you at all times.        on scheduled nights, weather permitting. Reservations are
                   Complimentary coffee, water, and light snacks will be available     necessary as space is limited. Reservations can only be made
                   in the lounge for your enjoyment.                                   onboard the ship.
                   Disembarkation:	About	two	(2)	evenings	before	your	departure	
                                                                                       All meal times are scheduled around tour departures, and
                   from the ship, your Cruise Manager will brief all guests about
                                                                                       breakfast can take place very early in the morning.
                   what to expect on the morning of disembarkation and what
                   time to have baggage available for pick-up, and to distribute       Please notify Uniworld immediately if you have any special
                   any documentation necessary to make your departure as smooth        dietary concerns or considerations that need to be taken into
                   as possible.                                                        account while traveling with us. We will do our best to ensure
                                                                                       that your request is accommodated but we cannot guarantee
                   All guests must vacate their staterooms no later than 8:00 am
                                                                                       that this will happen in all cases.
                   the day of disembarkation so the staff and crew can prepare
                   for the next group of guests. Breakfast hours are coordinated
                                                                                       Elevators
                   around airport transfer times, which, in some cases, can be
                   very early in the morning. It is not unusual in some destinations   Most of our ships sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers
                   to have airport transfers as early as 4:00 am. In such cases,       are equipped with an elevator that services all decks except
                   we will provide guests with coffee, tea, juices, and pastries       the Sun Deck. On select vessels, a chair lift is available to aid
                   from our 24-hour coffee station.                                    in accessing the Sun Deck. On the River Queen, the elevator
                                                                                       does not service the Moselle Deck. The River Ambassador
                   Guests staying onboard for an additional cruise might have
                                                                                       does not have an elevator. It only has a chair lift from the
                   sightseeing included on this day, or will have time at leisure
                                                                                       Restaurant to the Reception area and from the entrance to
                   for their continued enjoyment of the destination. In some
                                                                                       the ship up to the Sun Deck.
                   destinations, optional excursions will be available on this day.
                                                                                       Fitness Center
                   About Your Uniworld Cruise Package and                              The Fitness Center hours of operation are generally from
                   Onboard Services                                                    6:00 am to 10:00 pm, but may be adjusted based on
                                                                                       each day’s program. Use of the fitness equipment is at
                   Bicycles and Nordic Walking Sticks                                  your own risk.
                   Complimentary bicycles and Nordic walking sticks are available
                   for your onshore enjoyment. Bicycle and walking paths are           Front Desk
                   easily accessible from some of the ports of call. Your Cruise       The Front Desk operates 24 hours a day. The Night Receptionist
                   Manager can offer recommendations. The bicycles and walking         will make hourly safety checks of the ship.
                   sticks	can	only	be	reserved	through	the	Front	Desk	one	(1)	day	
                   in	advance	of	the	time	you	wish	to	use	them	(or	on	the	day-of	
                   if	available).	The	number	of	bicycles	and	Nordic	walking	sticks	
                   available is limited and their use is solely at your own risk.
                   You must sign a release form prior to using bicycles or Nordic
                   walking sticks.

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                   There is a gift shop onboard with a limited selection of toiletries,   For your convenience, a self-service ice machine is located on
                   souvenirs, and other sundries. All purchases are charged to your       each ship, and an ice bucket is provided in your stateroom.
                   shipboard account. The hours of operation are adjusted to each
                   day’s program.                                                         Internet Facilities
                   Please note: No over-the-counter medications are available, in         Our Internet Corner allows you to send and receive emails
                   accordance with European laws.                                         and to access the Internet using our computer stations. In
                                                                                          addition, you may use your own laptop computer to access
                   Gratuities                                                             our	Wireless	Internet	Service	(Wi-Fi).	Wi-Fi	access	is	only	
                   Onboard: It is our goal to ensure that the service you receive         available in the Main Lounge and Captain’s Lounge. Use of
                   is as wonderful as the sites you visit. Gratuities are customary       the Internet Corner and Wi-Fi service is complimentary.
                   expressions of appreciation for a job well done. The amount            Please note the Internet connection might not be available in
                   of the gratuity you choose to give is entirely subject to your         remote areas or when transiting locks. Expect the connectivity
                   satisfaction with your travel experience. To assist you in             speed to be slower than your home connection.
                   determining the amount of your gratuities, we recommend
                   the following as a guideline:                                          Key Cards
                   •	Ship	staff	and	crew:	€10	per	guest,	per	day,	to	be	shared	           A magnetic key card will be issued to each guest at the time
                     among all staff and crew                                             of check-in. The key card can be used to open your stateroom
                   •	Cruise	Manager:	€3	per	guest,	per	day                                as well as the main entrance to the ship. On the River Beatrice
                                                                                          and River Ambassador, magnetic key cards are not used;
                   •	Local	host	or	hostess	for	included	or	optional	extensions:	
                                                                                          standard keys will be issued instead.
                     €3 per guest, per day
                   •	Local	guides:	from	€1	per	guest	for	a	half-day	tour	to               Laundry
                     €1 to €2 per guest for a full-day tour
                                                                                          A launderette containing a self-service washing machine, dryer,
                   •	Drivers:	€1	per	guest,	per	day                                       and	iron	is	available	for	your	use	(detergent	is	available	for	a	
                   Please note: € = Euro                                                  minimal	fee	at	the	Front	Desk).	There	are	no	dry	cleaning	
                                                                                          facilities. The ship also provides washing, drying, and ironing
                   The above is solely a guideline. The amount you give should
                                                                                          services for a fee.
                   depend upon your personal experience and level of satisfaction.
                   Gratuities can be billed to onboard accounts and paid with a           Please note: There is no self-service launderette on the River
                   credit	card	or	cash	(cash	is	accepted	in	Euro	or	USD	only),            Ambassador.
                   so please ensure that you have enough cash on hand for this
                   expense if paying by cash. Please note that personal checks
                                                                                          Local and Onboard Money Matters
                   cannot be accepted.                                                    Currency in the following countries is the Euro: Austria, Belgium,
                                                                                          Germany, France, Slovakia, and the Netherlands.
                   Health and Hygiene
                                                                                          The Euro comes in banknote denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50,
                   As part of our commitment to a clean, safe, and healthy                100, 200, and 500. One Euro is divided into 100 cents, and
                   onboard environment, Uniworld practices a strict sanitization          coin denominations are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cent or 1 Euro
                   protocol on our ships. To assist us in this important matter,          and 2 Euro.
                   we kindly ask all guests to frequently wash their hands and to
                   consistently use the hand sanitizer machines when entering             Currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc. The Swiss Franc is
                   the ship and when entering the Restaurant. The machines                available in banknotes, which bear the value of 10, 20, 50,
                   are located just inside the main entrance to the ship and at           100, 200, 500, or 1,000 Francs. International currencies can
                   the entrance to the Restaurant. We thank you in advance for            be exchanged at banks and foreign exchange dealers while on
                   your cooperation in this very important matter.                        tour in Switzerland. You will need to show your passport as
                                                                                          proof of identity for foreign exchange transactions. All popular




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                   are accepted widely in shops, airports, railway stations, and    banks. Lev notes dated 1997 and earlier are now out of
                   other payment centers across Switzerland.                        circulation, but unscrupulous money changers may offer
                                                                                    these, as well as advertise misleading exchange rates, so it
                   Currency in Hungary is the Forint, which comes in banknote
                                                                                    is advisable to only use official outlets.
                   denominations of 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000
                   and 20,000 Forints. Hotels, banks, and bureau de changes         Currency in Croatia is the Kuna. Notes come in denominations
                   can all be used for currency exchanges, along with some          of 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, and 5. Bureau de
                   restaurants, airports, railway stations, and travel agencies.    changes are available across the country and money can be
                   All currency exchange receipts should be retained in case they   exchanged in banks, at post offices and by authorized dealers.
                   need to be presented to officials. ATMs are available in most    Traveler’s Checks are accepted, though to avoid additional
                   towns, and the vast majority of international credit cards are   conversion charges these should be in US Dollars, Pounds
                   accepted in larger establishments.                               Sterling, or Euro. ATMs are widespread throughout Croatia.
                   Currency in the Czech Republic is the Koruna. Notes come in      Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
                   denominations of 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50          Uniworld features a “cashless” environment onboard, and all
                   and 20. Bureau de changes are available nationwide, and          charges are billed directly to each guest’s shipboard account.
                   money can be exchanged in banks, at road border crossing         The onboard currency of our ships is the Euro. While onboard,
                   points, and by authorized dealers. ATMs are widespread           guests can sign for all purchases, and pay their balance at
                   throughout the Czech Republic and most major international       the end of the cruise with a credit card, including American
                   credit and debit cards are accepted.                             Express, MasterCard, and Visa. Credit cards will be charged
                   Currency in Serbia is the New Yugoslav Dinar. Notes come in      in Euro. Please check with your bank before departing home.
                   denominations of 5,000, 1,000, 200, 100, 50, 20, and 10.         Alternatively, if paying by cash, the currency accepted
                   Currency can be exchanged at bureau de changes and in            onboard for settlement of final bills is the Euro or US Dollar
                   exchange machines in Belgrade. Traveler’s Checks are not         (total	amount	will	be	converted	into	US	Dollars	based	on
                   widely accepted and cash is recommended instead. ATMs            the	onboard	exchange	rate).
                   are available, though the number accepting international
                   credit and debit cards is low. Credit and debit cards may be     The ships do not have ATMs, but ATMs linked to major bank
                   accepted in larger hotels and restaurants, though acceptance     networks can be found throughout Europe. Most debit or major
                   is not widespread.                                               credit cards can be used for cash withdrawals ashore. Limited
                                                                                    currency exchange is available onboard for the exchange of cash
                   Currency in Romania is the Leu. Notes come in denominations      only. Credit cards cannot be accepted for money exchange.
                   of 500, 100, 50, 10, 5, and 1. Currency can be exchanged at      All hotels and major tourist sites have exchange facilities.
                   banks and at authorized dealers, as well as in a lot of shops,
                   hotels, and restaurants. All receipts should be kept in case     Please note that currency-exchange transactions and ATM
                   they are required by customs or other officials. Traveler’s      cash withdrawals always involve transaction fees. It is always
                   Checks are accepted in larger hotels and banks, but not many     best to inquire about the fee before exchanging any money.
                   other places. To avoid additional charges, Traveler’s Checks     ATMs will typically ask you if you accept the fee before
                   should be made out in US Dollars or Euro. ATMs are becoming      enabling the transaction.
                   more popular, though they are not widespread. Credit and
                   debit cards may be accepted in larger hotels and restaurants,
                                                                                    Lounges
                   though their use is not widespread.                              The Lounge provides spectacular, expansive views at every
                                                                                    turn. Relax in the comfort of soft chairs and sofas upholstered
                   Currency in Bulgaria is the Lev. The Lev is tied to the Euro
                                                                                    in fine fabrics and leathers. Enjoy our full-service bar and dance
                   at a fixed rate of 1 = Lev 1.955. Notes are in denominations
                                                                                    the night away to the piano tunes of our onboard musician.
                   of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1. With the exception of some
                   larger establishments in Sofia, credit and debit cards are       The intimate Captain’s Lounge provides a delightful atmosphere
                   not universally accepted and cash remains the preferred          in which to read a book from our Library or to play cards or
                   currency. However, ATMs are becoming increasingly popular        games. The River Ambassador does not feature a Captain’s
                   where Visa and MasterCard can be used to withdraw cash.          Lounge, and the Library is integrated into the Main Lounge.


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                   chairs and tables. Complimentary coffee and tea are available     Sundays and holidays. Shopping recommendations can be
                   here 24 hours a day.                                              made by your Cruise Manager and shipboard staff. Larger
                                                                                     stores accept most major credit cards. Market vendors and
                   You’ll find a pleasant, glass-enclosed Sky Lounge complete
                                                                                     small stores will usually only accept local currency. It is a
                   with tables and chairs on the Sun Deck of many Uniworld
                                                                                     good idea to take a small amount of cash for on-the-spot
                   ships. Here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the river while
                                                                                     gratuities or for purchasing souvenirs or sundries.
                   being completely sheltered from the elements. The River
                   Ambassador and River Beatrice do not have Sky Lounges but         Shore Excursions
                   feature partially covered Sun Decks, while the River Queen
                   has a fully open Sun Deck.                                        Each cruise/tour program includes comprehensive shore
                                                                                     excursions led by a local English-speaking guide; these
                   Corkage Fee: You are welcome to bring onboard the ship            excursions have been designed to provide you with the best
                   alcoholic beverages that you bought onshore. These beverages      possible experience ashore. From time to time, we also
                   may be enjoyed in the staterooms and in the Restaurant free of    offer optional excursions designed to enhance the range
                   charge. However, if you would like to consume these beverages     of sightseeing already included in your cruise program.
                   in the Lounge or Bar areas, we will charge a €5.00 corkage        These optional excursions are available for purchase when
                   fee. If you received a bottle of wine or champagne that was       you are onboard the ship. Your Cruise Manager will provide
                   purchased through Uniworld as a bon voyage gift, you may          details about the reservation process at your Welcome
                   bring this beverage to the Lounge or Bar area to enjoy without    Briefing. All tours purchased onboard are billed to your
                   a corkage fee.                                                    shipboard account and can be paid when settling your final
                                                                                     bill. Optional excursions are subject to cancellation if a
                   Mail                                                              minimum number of participants is not met.
                   Stamps are available for purchase at the Front Desk. Mail
                                                                                     A complete day-by-day shore excursion itinerary is provided
                   is posted daily unless local mail facilities are not available.
                                                                                     in this booklet. Details for your particular itinerary can also
                   Mooring and Docking Facilities                                    be found at uniworld.com.

                   Local river authorities allocate docking space around ship        Smoking
                   arrivals and departures in port. Typically, river ships always
                                                                                     The ship enjoys a non-smoking environment in all public
                   dock facing upstream. Occasionally port conditions require
                                                                                     areas and in the staterooms. Smoking is only allowed on
                   ships to tie up alongside each other, in which case guests
                                                                                     designated parts of the Sun Deck, which are marked on
                   may be required to walk through another ship to get to their
                                                                                     the deck plan in your room directory.
                   own ship. This is part of the river cruise experience and is
                   perfectly normal and beyond the control of Uniworld. Guests       Stateroom Amenities
                   may experience obstructed views from staterooms when the
                   ship is docked.                                                   Every riverview stateroom includes an individual thermostat
                                                                                     for air-conditioning and/or heat, a flat-screen TV, an internal
                   Safety Deposit Box                                                telephone, a safety deposit box, and a bathroom stocked with
                                                                                     L’Occitane bath and body products, a luxurious bathrobe for
                   Each stateroom onboard and hotel room onshore comes
                                                                                     each guest, complimentary bottled water, a hair dryer, and an
                   equipped with a safe. We urge you to leave valuable jewelry
                                                                                     umbrella. Electrical current is 220V, the European standard;
                   at home. We are not responsible for any valuables left in your
                                                                                     however, each stateroom has one 110V outlet. The majority of
                   stateroom. Any charge to return “lost and found” property
                                                                                     staterooms have hotel beds that can be positioned separately
                   onboard will be at the owner’s expense. Please beware of
                                                                                     or together. Your stateroom will be serviced by your Stateroom
                   pickpockets when ashore.
                                                                                     Attendant on a daily basis. Security and maintenance checks may
                   Shopping                                                          also be performed. Butler service is available in the Suites and
                                                                                     Owner’s Suite onboard the River Beatrice and S.S. Antoinette.
                   Time for shopping is usually but not always allowed for within
                   the framework of most of the sightseeing programs. Actual time
                   available for shopping may be limited due to tour constraints.


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                   For safety reasons, access to the Sun Deck or Sky Lounge may      Prepare for a variety of weather conditions, depending on your
                   be limited during the Main-Danube-Canal transit, while passing    travel season and the regions you will be cruising through.
                   through areas with low bridges, and during inclement weather.     Layering clothing items is always your best bet, as this allows
                                                                                     you to adjust to any temperature, including artificially
                   Visa Requirements
                                                                                     maintained temperatures, by removing or adding items
                   No visas are required for US or Canadian citizens on most of      throughout the day.
                   the itineraries shown in this book. Non-US or non-Canadian
                   citizens must contact each consulate of the country or            Comfortable, sporty, smart-casual daywear is appropriate both
                   countries to be visited for specific requirements. However,       onshore and onboard. Everyday slacks, khakis, walking shorts,
                   US and Canadian citizens will need a Turkish visa if traveling    and everyday skirts/dresses are recommended. For warmer
                   to Istanbul. Canadian citizens may also need a Czech visa for     temperatures, we suggest lightweight clothing that can be
                   travel to the Czech Republic. More information for US citizens    layered, such as a mix of sweaters, lightweight knit shirts,
                   and Canadian citizens can also be found at uniworld.com in        slacks, and walking shorts. For early spring and late fall
                   the “Before You Go” section.                                      departures, you’ll find sweatshirts, heavier cotton or wool tops
                                                                                     and long-sleeved shirts, and corduroy or heavy khaki pants
                   Obtaining and carrying the proper documents, including            perfectly suitable. Mix-and-match color schemes work best to
                   passports, is the sole responsibility of the guest. Uniworld      help keep baggage light. You will participate in a significant
                   will not be responsible for any delays, damages, and/or           amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore.
                   losses, including missed portions of your cruise/tour, that       We recommend comfortable walking shoes with good ankle
                   are related to improper travel documentation. All guests are      support. Sturdy sandals are another good option.
                   strongly advised to obtain necessary visas well in advance
                   to avoid unnecessary expedited-processing charges.                For evenings, any resort-type wear is perfectly suitable;
                                                                                     however, we do ask that you not wear shorts to dinner. Men
                   Whenever using a visa service, it is highly recommended           may want to bring one sport jacket for dressier restaurant
                   that you provide the service with a copy of your entire travel    venues in places such as Paris and for special events onboard
                   itinerary. There are times when multiple-entry visas may be       such as the Captain’s Welcome and Farewell festivities.
                   required or there are restrictions to entering one country from   Women find that a cocktail dress or two always comes in
                   another, depending on your nationality. If the service does not   handy no matter the destination.
                   have your full itinerary, this may result in improperly issued
                   documentation.                                                    Don’t forget to pack a lightweight, waterproof jacket
                                                                                     (preferably	hooded),	or	even	a	heavier-weight	windbreaker	
                   Visitors                                                          for colder temperatures.
                   Visitors are generally not permitted onboard the ship and
                   are not allowed to join any shore excursions. Please make
                                                                                     Omissions
                   arrangements to meet your friends and relatives onshore.          Uniworld is not responsible for omissions, printing, and/or
                                                                                     presentation errors in brochures, on Internet sites, or in any
                   Water                                                             other media where such information may be presented; we
                   The tap water in each stateroom is safe for drinking.             reserve the right to make corrections as required.
                   The ship has been outfitted with a sophisticated filtration
                   system. In addition, bottled water is provided in your
                   stateroom for your comfort.

                   Weather
                   Today, weather forecasts are widely available at the click of
                   a button on the Internet. Uniworld’s favorite resource for
                   up-to-the-minute international weather is weather.com.
                   Weather.com features a very informative vacation-planner
                   tool that you may find useful.

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                                                                   Day 1 Vienna    beD
                                                                   Arrive at Vienna International Airport. If your cruise/tour
                                                                   package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have
                                                                   purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by
                                                                   a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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                                                                   Day 2 Vienna    y BB, L, D
                                                                   Choice Is Yours Featured Excursions:
                                                                   Vienna city tour with National Library visit 6 2 b m
                                                                   OR
                                                                   Exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour with art historian guide
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                                                                   Irresistible Optional Excursion: Schönbrunn Palace
                                                                   72b
                                                                   Irresistible Optional Excursion: Mozart and Strauss concert
                                                                   in a Viennese concert hall 7 1 b c

                                                                   Vienna is a city steeped in history, music, and elegant
                                                                   architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at
                                                                   the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing
             Eastern                                               perhaps his most famous works, including The Marriage of
                                                                   Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. And

         Europe Explorer                                           Vienna, like Mozart’s music, is lively, beautiful, and fun.

                                                                   You may choose between two exciting ways to discover the
           Vienna to Bucharest | 15 Days                           beauty, history and art of this amazing city on your first full
                                                                   day here: a walking tour of the heart of Vienna that includes
Trace the millennia-old timeline along the Danube to the           the	Hofburg	Palace	complex	and	Stephansdom	(St.	Stephen’s	
Black Sea and Bucharest                                            Cathedral),	or	a	visit	to	two	extraordinary	museums,	the	
                                                                   Belvedere and the Kunsthistorisches. Needless to say, both
Cruise through seven countries—Austria, Slovakia, Hungary,
                                                                   tours include scenic highlights of the city.
Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania—and visit five capitals,
seeing sights that you will never forget; immersing yourself in    Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Vienna city tour with
new cultures; meeting new friends; and discovering a plethora      National Library visit
of colorful folklore, musical traditions, and culinary delights.
                                                                   A motorcoach will wait pier-side to take you on a panoramic
Vibrant capitals like Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade,
                                                                   city tour that will showcase all of Vienna’s imperial Habsburg
and Bucharest display the cultural diversity of their proud
                                                                   grandeur. You’ll begin with a drive around the stately
citizens.
                                                                   Ringstrasse	(Ring	Road)—the	broad	thoroughfare	surrounded	
This cruise showcases recent historic and political changes        by the many imperial buildings and monuments that give
in Central and Eastern Europe, but you’ll also discover Celtic     Vienna its wedding cake-like appearance. Among the
fortifications, Medieval towns, Neoclassical architecture, and     magnificent	sights	you’ll	see	on	your	drive	are	Rathaus	(City	
Roman ruins—not to mention the natural beauty of pastoral          Hall),	Parliament,	the	Hofburg	(Imperial	Palace),	and	the	
landscapes, the Iron Gates, and the Black Sea shores. One          Staatsoper	(State	Opera).
of the most extraordinary voyages in the world awaits you on
                                                                   You’ll begin your walking tour outside the Albertina Museum
your exploration of Eastern Europe.
                                                                   and stroll with your guide to the grounds of the grand Hofburg
                                                                   Palace complex, which was the residence of the royal Habsburg
                                                                   dynasty from the 13th through the early 20th centuries.

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                      Here, you’ll step inside the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek     Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Exclusive “Vienna, City
                      (Austrian	National	Library)	to	see	what	has	been	called	the	        of Arts” tour with art historian guide
                      most beautiful library room in the world: the State Hall.
                                                                                          An art historian provides expert guidance throughout this
                      Richly decorated double-height bookcases line the walls,
                                                                                          exciting tour, beginning with a panoramic ride along Prater
                      encircling a statue of Emperor Charles VI, who commissioned
                                                                                          Street	and	around	part	of	the	Ringstrasse	(Ring	Road).	Your	
                      this exquisite library in the early 18th century, and spectacular
                                                                                          first stop will be at the Upper Belvedere, one half of the
                      frescoes by Daniel Gran adorn the dome overhead. The
                                                                                          Baroque palace complex built in the 1700s for Prince Eugene
                      Austrian National Library also boasts the world’s only public
                                                                                          of Savoy, a brilliant general who successfully defended Vienna
                      globe museum; its collection of 600 terrestrial and celestial
                                                                                          during the 1683 Ottoman invasion. The Upper Belvedere is
                      globes—some from the 16th century—are not only gorgeous
                                                                                          home to the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection, including
                      works of art in and of themselves, but they also provide a
                                                                                          his famed painting The Kiss. The two halves of the Belvedere
                      unique look at how human understanding of geography and
                                                                                          palace complex are connected by splendid Baroque gardens,
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                      astronomy has changed over the years.
                                                                                          which feature beautiful sculptures and fountains as well as
                      Leave the National Library and continue walking past the            incredible views of Vienna. A true pioneer of Modernism, Klimt
                      oldest	section	of	the	complex—the	Alte	Burg	(Old	Fortress)—         spent most of his life in Vienna; in 2012, the city is celebrating
                      and	the	famous	Spanische	Reitschule	(Spanish	Riding	                the 150th anniversary of his birth with a number of special
                      School).	You’ll	cross	Michaeler	Platz	(St.	Michael’s	Square),	      exhibits. It’s a great time to be in Vienna if you’re a fan of
                      where the former parish church of the imperial family,              Klimt’s	extraordinary	(and,	judging	by	recent	art	auctions,	
                      Michaelerkirche	(St.	Michael’s	Church),	will	catch	your	eye	        extraordinarily	pricey)	work.
                      with its solitary spire. From the square, you’ll make your way
                                                                                          Your	tour	will	continue	to	Karlsplatz	(St.	Charles	Square),	
                      past	the	elegant	designer	shops	of	Kohlmarkt	(Cabbage	
                                                                                          notable for the variety of splendid buildings that border it—
                      Market)	and	Graben	(“the	trench”),	a	legendary	street	in	
                                                                                          notice the gilded laurel-leafed dome on its famous Art Nouveau
                      the city center that was once part of a Roman encampment
                                                                                          train station—before arriving at the famed Kunsthistorisches
                      called Vindobona. You’ll also see the stunning Pestsäule
                                                                                          Museum	(Museum	of	Fine	Arts).	There	the	art	historian	will	
                      (Plague	Column),	which	rises	prominently	above	the	street.	
                                                                                          take you on a knowledgeable guided tour of the museum’s
                      This sculpture was commissioned by Emperor Leopold I in
                                                                                          vast holdings, which include the largest group of Bruegel
                      memory of the citizens who died during the plague of 1679.
                                                                                          works in the world, extensive collections that once belonged
                      Eventually, you will reach the awe-inspiring architectural
                                                                                          to the Habsburgs, Raphael’s Madonna in the Meadow, and
                      centerpiece	of	Vienna,	Stephansdom	(St.	Stephen’s	Cathedral).
                                                                                          Vermeer’s The Allegory of Painting.
                      You’ll then have leisure time to explore more of this beautiful
                                                                                          After you’ve had time to roam the museum and museum store
                      city on your own. Discover the delightful contradictions of
                                                                                          on your own, you’ll hop back onto the motorcoach and return
                      the Austrian capital further. Vienna is old; Vienna is new.
                                                                                          to the ship.
                      Over 100 museums beckon you to delve into their depths.
                      You might wish to explore the Albertina Museum: it houses           Irresistible Optional Excursion: Schönbrunn Palace
                      an incredible collection of graphic arts, including one million
                                                                                          Transformed from a hunting lodge to a stunning palace
                      old master prints, and an impressive collection of works by
                                                                                          rivaling Versailles, Schönbrunn Palace is a must-see on any
                      19th- and 20th-century painters, ranging from Renoir to
                                                                                          visit to Austria. This Habsburg summer residence was merely
                      Rothko. Alternatively, you can encounter Viennese coffee-
                                                                                          a work in progress until the reign of the 23-year-old Empress
                      house culture at one of the dozens of traditional cafés in
                                                                                          Maria Theresa began in 1740. Under her guidance, the
                      Vienna’s Old City. You will reconnect with the group at
                                                                                          palace became Austria’s political and social center. Today,
                      Stephansdom and make your way back to the Albertina,
                                                                                          this stunning monument delights the eye with its ornate
                      where you will reboard the motorcoach and return to the ship.
                                                                                          architecture, extravagant gardens, and glorious 18th- and
                      Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the    19th-century interiors. Your tour will focus on the imperial
                      tour lands on a Monday, the Mozart House will be visited instead.   rooms from the era of Franz Joseph and his beloved Empress
                                                                                          Elisabeth, known as Sissi, whose popularity throughout Europe
                                                                                          during the Gilded Age was unmatched.



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                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Mozart and Strauss concert in    of wire—is a lesser known specialty. You can find a wide
                      a Viennese concert hall                                           selection	of	traditional	folk	crafts	at	the	ULUV	(Slovak	Folk	
                                                                                        Culture)	shop	in	Old	Town.
                      While you’re in Vienna, you can never have too much music, so
                      consider joining us for a night on the town at one of Vienna’s    Or perhaps you would like to join us for an irresistible optional
                      most famous concert halls for a performance of Mozart and         excursion to a princely country palace.
                      Strauss compositions. This jewel box hall provides a perfect
                                                                                        Irresistible Optional Excursion: Baroque Schloss Hof and
                      setting for exquisite Mozart arias and some of the beautiful
                                                                                        Manor Farm
                      orchestral pieces for which Vienna is so famous. The evening
                      concludes with a drive alongside the glimmering lights of the     A visit to the magnificent Schloss Hof gives you the
                      Ringstrasse back to the ship.                                     opportunity to experience the idyllic, rural yet royal lifestyle

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                      Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour   62b                 tour of one of the most fascinating Baroque palaces in
                                                                                        Austria, only recently restored and opened to the public. The
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Baroque Schloss Hof and
                      Manor Farm 7 2 b
                                                                                        palace was purchased in the late 1720s by the art-loving
                                                                                        Prince Eugene. The French-born prince was a major figure
                      You’ll awaken in Bratislava. The capital of Slovakia, it was      in European affairs: the greatest general of his day, he
                      founded in the ninth century, when it was known as Pressburg,     commanded Habsburg armies for 50 years and was lavishly
                      and in 1541 it became the capital of Hungary. As a result of      rewarded for his services. Schloss Hof was his country
                      the many political and cultural changes it’s experienced, the     residence. Empress Maria Theresa, mother of Marie
                      city is a melting pot of cultures and architectural styles,       Antoinette, acquired the property in 1755, when it was
                      including Gothic, Baroque, and Art Deco. The best way to get      bequeathed to her husband, Francis I. After you’ve toured
                      an up-close view of the city is on foot.                          the royal apartments, you’ll see the Manor Farm—a collection
                                                                                        of agricultural land, stables, and workshops that dates back
                      Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour
                                                                                        to Prince Eugene’s tenure at Schloss Hof. He put in splendid
                      Starting at Michael’s Gate, the only remaining part of the        terraced gardens—the subject of three paintings by famed
                      Medieval fortifications, local guides will show you some of       landscape painter Bernardo Bellotto—that have also been
                      the structures that highlight the history of this area. You’ll    returned to their original glory. In keeping with Prince Eugene’s
                      walk past Mirbach Palace, a Rococo jewel built for a wealthy      plan for the property, useful and decorative plants grow side
                      brewer and now a museum, and the Primatial Palace, the            by side, and guests are encouraged to pick what they’d like
                      18th-century archbishop’s residence where the Pressburg           from	the	Berry	Garden	and	Naschgarten	(Nibbling	Garden).
                      peace treaty was signed in 1805, in which Austria ceded a
                                                                                        A special Captain’s Welcome Gala will be prepared for you
                      great deal of territory to Napoleon.
                                                                                        this evening.
                      History continues to be made in the city squares that neatly
                      bisect	the	Old	Town:	Mierove	Námestie	(Peace	Square)	
                      retains echoes of the former Communist regime, and
                      Námestie	Slobody	(Freedom	Square)	was	the	birthplace	
                      of the Velvet Revolution. You’ll also see the Neoclassical
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                      Grasalkovicov	palác	(Grassalkovich	Palace),	home	of	the	
                      President of Slovakia.

                      Local guides will lead you from Main Square, past the Opera
                      House, and back to the port. If you prefer, you may remain
                      in the Old Town to explore Bratislava further on your own and
                      make your way back to the ship at your leisure. Slovakia’s
                      famous for its folk crafts, particularly ceramics, textiles and
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                      Day 4 Budapest     y BB, L, D                                     The walk will continue around Castle Hill, winding up at the
                                                                                        fairytale-inspired turrets and ramparts of the Halászbástya
                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursions:
                      Budapest city tour 6 2 b
                                                                                        (Fisherman’s	Bastion).	Erected	in	the	19th	century	to	honor	
                                                                                        the fishermen who defended Buda from the Turks during the
                      OR                                                                Middle Ages, it offers a glorious panoramic view of the city
                      Budapest walking discovery of national treasures   62b            and the Danube below.

                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Jewish Budapest                  You’ll	see	Váci	utca	(Váci	Street),	where	the	well-heeled	do	
                      72bm                                                              their	shopping	and	dining,	and	Nagycsarnok	(Central	Market	
                                                                                        Hall),	with	its	stalls	of	fresh	vegetables	and	meats,	before	
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Budapest by night
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                                                                                        you return to the ship for lunch.

                                                                                        You can spend the afternoon further exploring the capital of
                      Your ship arrives in the fabled capital of Hungary early this
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                                                                                        Hungary as you wish or join our optional tour of the Jewish
                      morning. Budapest, formerly two towns, Buda and Pest, on          history and culture of Budapest. You may also enjoy an
                      opposite sides of the river, began as a Roman encampment          exciting evening with our Budapest by night tour.
                      in the second century and has been controlled by Germans,
                      Austrians, Ottomans and Communists over the centuries, all        Note: Inside visits of St. Matthias Church may not be possible on
                                                                                        some weekends and Catholic holidays.
                      of whom have left their mark. Today you have a variety of
                      options to begin your exploration of this exciting city.          Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Budapest walking
                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour            discovery of national treasures

                      You’ll board a motorcoach and cross the Danube via one of         Your tour will begin with a short drive to the stunning
                      the city’s beautiful 19th-century bridges. You’ll make a short    Országház	(Hungarian	Parliament	Building),	the	largest	
                      stop	at	Hosök	tere	(Heroes’	Square)	to	see	the	Millenniumi	
                                  ˝                                                     building in Hungary and largest parliamentary building in
                      emlékmu (Millennial	Monument),	which	was	designed	and	
                                ˝	                                                      Europe, whose construction was begun in 1885 and
                      built for Hungary’s millennial anniversary, more than a century   completed in 1904. Its Neo-Gothic façade is ornamented
                      ago, to honor the nation’s greatest historical figures. After     with striking turrets and arches, and its outer walls feature
                      reboarding the motorcoach, you will marvel at the Dohány          more than 200 statutes of notable Hungarian monarchs and
                      utcai	Zsinagóga	(Dohány	Street	Synagogue),	a	reminder	of	the      military commanders. You’ll have an hour-long guided tour
                      city’s once-flourishing Jewish community; the Magyar Nemzeti      of this seat of the Hungarian National Assembly that will
                      Múzeum	(Hungarian	National	Museum);	the	Magyar	Állami	            take you to the sweeping main staircase; the soaring Dome
                      Operaház	(Hungarian	State	Opera	House);	Szent	István	             Hall; the Deputy Council Chamber, where the Hungarian
                      Bazilika	(St.	Stephen’s	Basilica);	and	the	stunning	Országház	    legislature sits today; and the richly decorated Old Upper
                      (Parliament	Building),	which	features	223	exterior	statues.       House Hall.

                      Next,	you’ll	cross	Margit	híd	(Margaret	Bridge)	and	drive	up	     Afterward, you’ll ride along the Danube promenade to
                      to	Várhegy	(Castle	Hill),	where	you’ll	stroll	through	what	has	   Nagycsarnok	(Central	Market	Hall).	This	splendid,	three-
                      been called the heart of the nation. Once the site of more        story-tall covered market hall was built to replace the city’s
                      than 170 buildings—many of the surviving structures date to       overly crowded outdoor markets at the end of the 19th
                      the 13th and 14th centuries—the Castle Hill district is now a     century. When it was erected, its electric lighting and
                      designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll go inside the       refrigeration made it the most modern indoor market on
                      magnificent	Mátyás	Templom	(St.	Matthias	Church).	Originally      the continent. You’ll notice an intoxicating variety of rich
                      called the Church of Our Lady, it was renamed after King          aromas and vibrant colors as you step inside. Your guide
                      Matthias. Notice the eclectic blend of architectural styles and   will introduce you to the remarkable array of fresh produce,
                      influences on display. Admire the amazing array of decorations    spices, meats, pastries, and wines on sale and will even
                      on the pillars, walls, and ceilings. Outside the church is a      arrange a few tastings for you. You’ll then have time to
                      statue honoring St. Stephen, the founder of Hungary.              wander among the stalls and pick up a few souvenirs before
                                                                                        heading	outside	to	stroll	along	Váci	utca	(Váci	Street),	
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                      boulevard. For generations, this is where the city’s wealthiest         After the performance, a motorcoach will take you past Hosök
                      residents have come to see and be seen. Browse the window               tere	(Heroes’	Square)	and	Vajda	Castle.	You	will	make	your
                      displays of the designer boutiques and enjoy the parade of              way	on	foot	past	the	Magyar	Állami	Operaház	(Hungarian	
                      shoppers passing by. You’ll then take the subway to the                 State	Opera	House),	Szent	István	Bazilika	(St.	Stephen’s	
                      Magyar	Állami	Operaház	(Hungarian	State	Opera	House),	                  Basilica),	the	Dohány	utcai	Zsinagóga	(Dohány	Street	
                      where coaches are waiting to return you to your ship.                   Synagogue),	and	Nagycsarnok	(Central	Market	Hall),	then	
                      Note: Parliament may be closed for official business without prior      reboard the motorcoach to the Citadel, a fortress built by the
                      notice. If Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica   Habsburgs in 1851 on top of Gellert Hill. Famous landmarks
                      instead.                                                                glimmering throughout the city streets will look especially
                                                                                              romantic from this high vantage point. After a photo
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Jewish Budapest
                                                                                              opportunity, you will be driven back to the ship.
                      Jewish people were banned from the city in the 18th century,            Note: If the folklore show is not available, there will be a substitute
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                      so they established a quarter just outside the city walls of Pest.      organ concert at Vajda Castle or a classical music concert with a
                      Within this residential area, they built the second-largest             symphony orchestra at Danube Palace.
                      synagogue in the world, Dohány. A motorcoach will take you
                      to this magnificent temple for a guided tour. Built in 1859,                   |
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                      the beautifully adorned synagogue has a Byzantine-Moorish               Irresistible Optional Excursion: Hungarian Puszta and
                      style accentuated by two towers topped with onion-shaped                Equestrian Show 6 2 b
                      domes, symbolizing King Solomon’s Temple. Today, it has a
                                                                                              You can spend the morning at leisure, exploring Budapest
                      seating capacity of 3,000. Damaged during WWII and the
                                                                                              on your own, but we strongly encourage you to join us on
                      Communist regime, it has been handsomely restored, largely
                                                                                              an exciting optional excursion to the Hungarian Puszta
                      with funds donated by Tony Curtis and Estee Lauder, who
                                                                                              (countryside),	where	you’ll	see	a	dazzling	display	of	
                      came from Hungarian-Jewish stock.
                                                                                              horsemanship.
                      You’ll proceed to the Holocaust Memorial, erected in 1989
                                                                                              Irresistible Optional Excursion: Hungarian Puszta and
                      in honor of the 600,000 Hungarian Jews who perished
                                                                                              Equestrian Show
                      during the Holocaust. A sculpture of a weeping willow tree
                      bears leaves with the names of victims. You will have some              Experience the beautiful Hungarian countryside on your half-
                      time to explore a Jewish museum located here. A glass wall              day	visit	to	a	horse	farm	in	the	Puszta	(which	literally	means	
                      etched with the names of the dead encloses the courtyard                “plains”),	where	you	will	be	greeted	with	typical	Hungarian	
                      of the Holocaust Memorial Center. Inside the complex are                hospitality	as	you	enjoy	a	pogácsa	(salty	scone)	and	the	
                      exhibitions describing this dreadful chapter of Hungarian               traditional Hungarian welcome drink palinka (fruit	brandy).
                      Jewish history. You can also visit the Páva Synagogue on
                                                                                              As the Puszta was originally inhabited by herdsmen—of cattle,
                      these grounds, originally built in 1924.
                                                                                              horses, and sheep—you will be treated to an equestrian
                      Note: The Holocaust Memorial Center is closed on Mondays. If            extravaganza. Marvel at the Hungarian horsemen’s skill,
                      the tour lands on this day, a walking tour through the former           including demonstrations of pyramid riding and competitions
                      Jewish ghetto will be substituted.                                      between the riders. Following the show, you will have time to
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Budapest by night                      take in a covered wagon parade or enjoy a ride in a hay wagon
                                                                                              or a horse-drawn coach. If you feel daring, you can mount a
                      A nighttime drive around Budapest will show you how magical             horse yourself for a brief riding lesson. Be sure to visit the
                      this city truly is. A motorcoach will carry you to Duna Palota          stables and meet the famous Lipizzaner horses before you
                      (Danube	Palace	Concert	Hall).	Built	during	the	second	half	of	          board a motorcoach for your return to Budapest.
                      the 19th century, the Neo-Baroque hall showcases a variety
                      of cultural programs. Enjoy a glass of tokaji (Hungary’s	famous	        Spend a leisurely afternoon onboard as your ship cruises
                      wine)	and	take	in	an	authentic	Hungarian	folklore	show	                 south on the Danube through Hungary toward Croatia.
                      presented by a noted and venerable professional Hungarian
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                      Day 6 Vukovar (Osijek) BB, L, D                                       Turks, each fragment telling a story of conquest and defeat.
                                                                                            After seeing the fortress, you will return to the city. Local
                      Featured Excursion: Tour of Osijek with home-hosted lunch
                      and school visit 9 2 b f
                                                                                            guides will share some background on Republic Square, the
                                                                                            eclectic architecture of the National Museum, Parliament
                      Morning finds the ship docking in the Croatian port of Vukovar,       House, Town Hall, and Saint Sava Cathedral.
                      where you’ll begin one of the most intriguing and personal
                                                                                            To contrast Belgrade’s distant past with its more recent history,
                      adventures of this entire cruise, meeting and interacting with
                                                                                            you’ll ride through the upscale district where high-ranking
                      schoolchildren and villagers. You’ll journey by motorcoach to
                                                                                            Communist leaders once lived, and past the grim Communist
                      Osijek, the largest city in eastern Croatia. Located on the
                                                                                            housing projects built for ordinary citizens on the other side
                      Drava River, this is the cultural center of Slavonia. Your first
                                                                                            of the Danube. You’ll have an opportunity to photograph St.
                      stop, though, will be at a grade school on the way to Osijek,
                                                                                            Sava Cathedral, the largest active Orthodox church in the
                      where you will learn something about the daily lives and
                                                                                            world, with a dome that can be seen throughout the city.
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                      experiences of Croatia’s children. You’ll have a chance to
                                                                                            Finally, you’ll pass the tomb and memorial of longtime
                      chat with the children—giving them a chance to practice
                                                                                            Yugoslavian prime minister and president Josip Broz Tito,
                      their English—while getting an education yourself in local
                                                                                            located at the site of his former residence in Belgrade’s
                      customs. This may be your single most memorable experience
                                                                                            affluent neighborhood of Dedinje.
                      on this cruise.
                                                                                            Having seen the city and learned something about its complex
                      Upon arrival in Osijek, you will tour the oldest section of Osijek,
                                                                                            history, you’ll stop in at the Hotel Majestic for some
                      Tvrda, which is modeled after the fortified towns of Holland.
                                                                                            refreshments. Afterward, you’ll have a chance to explore
                      Your walk takes you past the Holy Trinity Square and streets
                                                                                            Belgrade’s main shopping boulevard, Knez Mihailova
                      whose names aptly describe the nature of their buildings, such
                                                                                            Street—a favorite haunt of the city’s trendiest citizens—
                      as High School Street, Provision Street, and Faculty Street.
                                                                                            before returning to the ship.
                      Leaving Tvrda, you’ll travel to a village just outside Osijek,
                                                                                            Note: Shuttles will be available for guests who choose to stay in town.
                      where you will have a traditional Croatian lunch hosted by
                      villagers. They will teach you about their culture with the                  |
                                                                                            Day 8 Kostolac (Viminacium), Donji Milanovac BB, L, D
                      help of interpreters. After lunch, a motorcoach will transport
                                                                                            Featured Excursion: Exclusive visit to Viminacium
                                                                                            archeological site 6 2 b U
                      you to the ship in Vukovar.
                      Note: The school visit is not available during school holidays.
                                                                                            You’ll arrive in Kostolac in the morning, where you’ll visit
                      Guests are welcome to bring small gifts along; however, no
                      monetary donations please.
                                                                                            Viminacium, an ancient Roman outpost with wide streets,
                                                                                            luxurious villas, extensive baths, and an amphitheater only
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                      Day 7 Belgrade BB, L, D                                               recently opened to the public.
                      Featured Excursion: Belgrade city tour      62b                       Viminacium, called the Balkan Pompeii, was destroyed in the
                      You’ll arrive in Belgrade in the morning. Belgrade is one of the      5th century AD. The site is of great significance because of
                      oldest cities in Europe and is located at the confluence of the       its size and its prominence as the civilian and military capital
                      Danube and Sava Rivers. It started as a Celtic settlement, but        of the Roman province of Moesia Superior. It is also highly
                      the rivers continually brought infamous invaders: the Huns,           regarded because of its well-preserved structures, frescoes,
                      Sarmatians, Ostrogoths, Avars, Slavs, Romans, and the                 and more than 32,000 artifacts.
                      Ottoman Turks. Despite this turbulent 2,500-year history,             There wasn’t a Roman emperor who did not pass through
                      Belgrade has retained its vibrant character, rich in culture          Viminacium or spend some time here. Hadrian had hunts
                      and eclectic architecture.                                            here on two occasions; the Emperor Septimius Severus
                      The day begins with a look into the region’s Roman and                visited twice; and Gordian III, Philip the Arab, Trebonius
                      Medieval past at Kalemegdan Fortress. Overlooking the two             Gallus, Hostilian, Diocletian, Constantine the Great, Constans
                      rivers, the fortress bears witness to the waves of conquest:          I, Julian, and Gratian all came to this important ancient city.
                      you can see remnants of fortifications built by the Byzantine
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                                                                                         Day 10 Vidin (Belogradchik) BB, L, D
                      archeologist, who will discuss the exciting treasures that have
                                                                                         Featured Excursions: Baba Vida Fortress and Belogradchik
                                                                                         rock formations 6 3 b c
                      been unearthed during the ongoing excavations.

                      Relax onboard during the afternoon as you cruise down the
                                                                                         Arrive in Vidin, one of the oldest towns along the Bulgarian
                      Danube, arriving in the early evening at Donji Milanovac.
                                                                                         section of the Danube. The Baba Vida Fortress dominates the
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                      Day 9 Donji Milanovac, cruising the Iron Gates BB, L, D            Danube River in this area. From Vidin, it is only a short distance
                                                                                         to one of the natural wonders of Bulgaria: Belogradchik. A
                      You’ll have a chance to stroll around the pretty small town of
                                                                                         fairytale stone world surrounds Belogradchik, consisting of
                      Donji Milanovac in the morning. Though the original village
                                                                                         sandstone that has been weathered by erosion into fantastic
                      dated	back	centuries,	it	was	relocated	(for	the	third	time)	in	
                                                                                         formations. The formations were declared a natural landmark
                      the early 1970s, so only two older structures remain. The
                                                                                         in 1949 and are composed of four independent groups. Each
                      main attraction of this day, however, will not be a fortress,
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                                                                                         distinct rock is named after an object it is believed to resemble,
                      church, or museum, but the river itself and the gorgeous
                                                                                         and the formations vary in color from red to yellow to gray.
                      landscape it has created with the help of the Carpathian and
                      Balkan Mountains.                                                  At Baba Vida Fortress, you’ll enjoy a performance by a
                                                                                         children’s dance group. It will feature authentic local dances,
                      The Danube breaks dramatically through the Carpathian
                                                                                         beautiful costumes, adorable children, and live music played
                      Mountains,	forming	an	83-mile-long	(134-km-long)	sequence	
                                                                                         on traditional instruments, all staged against the scenic
                      of gorges called the Cataracts. The gorge of the Iron Gates,
                                                                                         backdrop of the ancient walls of the fortress.
                      which acts as a natural border between Serbia and Romania,
                      is one of the most dramatic displays of natural beauty in all              |
                                                                                         Day 11 Rousse (Varna or Rusenski countryside)
                      of Europe.                                                         y BB, L, D
                      You’ll view this spectacular area from the comfort of your         Choice Is Yours Featured Excursions:
                      floating hotel. The Romans left their mark here. One entire        Full-day excursion to Varna 8 2 b f m
                      side of the gorge, the country of Romania, bears their name.       OR
                      And when you pass the Trajan Plaque, you’ll be reminded of
                                                                                         Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries and Rusenski Lom
                                                                                         Nature Park 6 2 b
                      an early engineering masterpiece, a hanging road anchored
                      in the steep cliffside over the treacherous rapids, built by the
                      Romans around 103 AD. You’ll see other Roman remains as            In the morning, you’ll arrive at Rousse, the primary river port
                      well, including an ancient fortress and Severin Castle.            in Bulgaria. Founded in the 1st century as a Roman military
                                                                                         and	naval	center,	the	town	was	called	Sexaginta	Prista	(the	
                      One of the most impressive fortresses along the next stretch
                                                                                         City	of	Sixty	Ships).	The	city’s	name	changed	to	Rousse	while	
                      of the Danube is Golubac Castle. Built in the 14th century
                                                                                         under Ottoman rule from 1388 to 1878. In the 18th century,
                      and strategically located, it was attacked in succession by
                                                                                         it became one of the most important Ottoman towns on the
                      the Serbs, Magyars, and Turks. The Turks won the castle in
                                                                                         Danube, where three empires—Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman
                      1458, and it helped to reinforce Ottoman control of the area
                                                                                         and British—met to exchange goods. During the early 1900s,
                      until 1867, when they abandoned it.
                                                                                         following Bulgaria’s liberation, the Monument of Freedom
                      Now, it is time to focus on the river itself and the engineering   was erected in the central square. Overlooking the city, the
                      marvels of Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II, two huge dams built       female statue, with a sword in one hand and the other
                      between 1964 and 1972 as a joint Romanian-Serbian project          pointing toward the country’s liberators, stands as Rousse’s
                      designed to harness the hydropower of the Iron Gate Gorge,         signature landmark today.
                      where the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains close in to form
                                                                                         You may choose between two featured excursions today: one
                      a narrow valley. The dams drowned several villages and required
                                                                                         is a full-day visit to the Black Sea resort town of Varna and
                      the construction of enormous locks to transfer ships from the
                                                                                         its amazing archeological museum; the other a tour of a
                      level of the water behind the dam to the level of the river on
                                                                                         historic monastery complex.
                      the other side. The high lock chamber will lower your ship
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                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Varna    Day 12 Rousse BB, L C
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                      The day starts with a scenic drive to Varna, the largest city      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day excursion to Veliko
                      on the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, with a population of         Tarnovo and Arbanassi 8 2 b f
                      more than 300,000. It is widely referred to as the seaside
                                                                                         You’ll have the entire day to explore Rousse at your leisure.
                      capital of Bulgaria because of the string of famous beaches
                                                                                         Shuttles will be available to take you to and from the city,
                      along its Gold Coast. You’ll visit the phenomenal Varna
                                                                                         and local guides will be happy to make recommendations
                      Archeological Museum, home to the oldest gold treasury in
                                                                                         for sights you shouldn’t miss. Among the possibilities are
                      the world, with items that date back 6,000 years. Following
                                                                                         Svoboda	(Freedom)	central	square,	which	provides	the	
                      your visit to this remarkable museum, you’ll head to a local
                                                                                         perfect panorama of the Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo
                      restaurant, where you’ll enjoy lunch right on the shorefront.
                                                                                         architecture of the city. From here, you can easily see two of
                      You’ll be able to enjoy some free time in the city to explore      Rousse’s artistic gems. The Neoclassical façade of Dohodno
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                      the cultural center of Varna, known as Nezavisimost Square,        Zdanie	(Building	of	Profit)	lives	up	to	its	dramatic	exterior.	
                      where the Neo-Baroque Opera House stands. The gold-domed           Built around 1898, the structure was intended to host a
                      Assumption of the Holy Virgin Cathedral is a magnificent sight,    theater, casino, and shops. Today, it is home to the well-
                      and the Open Market bustles right across from it. For a look       respected Sava Ognyanove State Repertory Theater, founded
                      at the city’s Roman heritage, you can visit the 1,700-year-old     in 1911. Around the corner stands the Rousse Concert Hall,
                      Roman Thermae, one of the largest Roman ruins in Bulgaria.         founded in 1949 and home to the Rousse Opera, Ballet, and
                                                                                         Philharmonic. Behind the opera house, you’ll discover the
                      Later in the afternoon, you’ll reboard the motorcoach and
                                                                                         oldest	edifice	in	Rousse,	the	Church	of	Sveta	Troitsa	(Holy	
                      return to the ship docked in Rousse.
                                                                                         Trinity).	Built	in	1632,	the	tower’s	stained-glass	windows	
                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Ivanovo and Basarbovo          still cast a heavenly glow on the lovely interior, while period
                      monasteries and Rusenski Lom Nature Park                           murals adorn the interior.

                      Climb aboard a motorcoach bound for the Rusenski Lom Nature        As you wend your way through the streets, you’ll want to stop
                      Park, a nature preserve that shelters more than 190 species        in the shops offering the specialties of Rousse: handwoven
                      of birds, many of them quite rare, among its rocks and verdant     textiles and carved-wood objects. Your guides will provide
                      forests. It is also home to a group of Medieval monasteries        suggestions for their favorite shops and cafés in which to
                      carved into the limestone. Ivanovo Rock Monastery, a UNESCO        enjoy lunch, or you can return to the ship for lunch onboard.
                      World	Heritage	Site,	was	built	inside	a	52-foot-long	(16-m-long)   Although there are several museums to choose from in Rousse,
                      cave. You’ll reach the unique monastic complex after a short       the Historical Museum is a must. Housed in the exquisite
                      walk along a wooded trail. The monastery was built in the 13th     Battenburg Palace, the museum features prehistoric artifacts,
                      century and features a network of small churches, chapels, and     Medieval frescoes, and lifestyle collections from the 19th
                      cells	hewn	into	the	rock	more	than	100	feet	(32	m)	above	the       century. The Pantheon of National Revival Heroes, with its
                      Lom River Valley. The complex is famous for its beautiful and      stately gold dome and eternal flame, provides the resting
                      well-preserved 14th-century murals.                                place of Bulgarian cultural figures and revolutionaries.

                      Your next stop is the Basarbovo Rock Monastery, also called        On the other hand, if you feel like venturing into the rustic
                      St. Dimitar Basarabovski. This is the only rock monastery in       countryside, you’ll love our irresistible optional excursion to
                      Bulgaria where monks still live, pray, and work. Ascend the        Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi.
                      narrow rock stairway to the 15th-century cloister, where you’ll    Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day excursion to Veliko
                      find arresting frescoes and a well whose waters are purported      Tarnovo and Arbanassi
                      to have healing powers.
                                                                                         After a scenic motorcoach ride through the Bulgarian
                      After enjoying these remarkable rock-hewn churches, you’ll         countryside, you’ll arrive In Veliko Tarnovo, built on three hills,
                      return to your ship for lunch onboard. In the afternoon you can    with the Yantra River winding through it. It was here that two
                      relax on the ship or go into Rousse to explore on your own.        brothers, Ivan and Peter Asen, declared an end to Byzantine
                                                                                         rule in the 12th century and founded the second Bulgarian
                                                                                         Empire. The town grew into the cultural center of the empire
                                                                                         and remained such until the Ottomans overran it in 1393.

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                      Tzarevetz Hill and the majestic ruins of Tzarevetz Castle loom        imperial Russia for a century. When Wallachia and Moldavia
                      over the town. You’ll see the gates, walls and towers of the old      united	to	form	the	principality	(and	eventually	the	kingdom)	
                      fortress; the vestiges of the royal palaces; and Baldwin’s Tower,     of Romania in the mid-19th century, Bucharest’s fortunes
                      the 13th-century prison of Baldwin II, one-time Latin emperor         rose. A center of commerce and culture, Bucharest enjoyed
                      of Constantinople. After experiencing the castle, you’ll go to        prosperity that was reflected in extravagant architecture,
                      Samovodska Charshia, a street filled with stalls selling local        some of which miraculously survived WWII bombing and
                      artists’ handicrafts, all made using pre-1700 methods, and            Communist building programs. These days Bucharest enjoys
                      souvenirs. While shopping in Bulgaria, it is worth remembering        a lively and eclectic cultural scene, hosting international
                      that nodding one’s head means “no” and shaking one’s head             arts festivals and concerts and supporting a burgeoning
                      means “yes.”                                                          homegrown hip-hop community.

                      Next, you’ll ride to the picturesque village of Arbanassi, a center   Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: People’s Palace visit and
                      of trade in the 17th and 18th centuries and home to many              Bucharest city tour
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                      wealthy merchant families, who built huge stone houses. It
                                                                                            You’ll begin your first day in the capital city with a guided
                      was a religious haven for Christians during Turkish rule, as its
                                                                                            tour	of	the	Palatul	Parlamentului	(Palace	of	the	Parliament),	
                      numerous churches and monasteries testify. Today the town
                                                                                            which is also called Casa Poporului, or People’s Palace. This
                      boasts some of the highest real estate prices in Bulgaria.
                                                                                            awesome structure is listed in the Guinness Book of World
                      In Arbanassi, you’ll enjoy a typical lunch and live folk music        Records as the world’s largest civilian administrative building,
                      at a traditional Bulgarian restaurant. Arbanassi is home to           the most expensive administrative building, and the heaviest
                      monumental houses that resemble minor fortresses. Eighty              building	in	the	world.	(In	terms	of	surface	area,	only	the	
                      have been awarded preservation status and 36 have been                United	States’	Pentagon	is	bigger.)
                      declared monuments of culture. Take a look in the Konstantsa
                                                                                            Your guide will lead you through the colossal structure. The
                      lliev House to appreciate just how well-appointed traditional
                                                                                            former Communist leader of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, put
                      Bulgarian homes were. Next, you’ll journey to the Nativity
                                                                                            20,000 laborers to work for five years building it, and he and
                      Church, which, besides being included in the UNESCO World
                                                                                            his wife personally supervised its construction and interior
                      Heritage list of valuable cultural sites, dates back to the 16th
                                                                                            decoration. Miles of marble and multitudes of chandeliers
                      century and is beautifully decorated with brilliant frescoes
                                                                                            adorn its vast halls.
                      that show the story of the Last Judgment and Nativity in
                      vivid scenes.                                                         Following your visit to the palace, you’ll take a panoramic tour
                                                                                            of the city. You will pass Bucharest’s very own Arcul de Triumf
                      At the end of an intriguing and illuminating day, you’ll return
                                                                                            (Triumphal	Arch),	which	is	modeled	after	the	Arc	de	Triomphe
                      to the ship.
                                                                                            in Paris; Victoria Boulevard; and such landmarks as the historic
                      A special Captain’s Farewell Dinner will be prepared for you          Revolution Square, site of the National Art Museum and
                      this evening.                                                         Athenaeum concert hall.

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                      Day 13 Giurgiu, transfer to Bucharest       e b y BB, L               Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Village Museum visit and
                                                                                            Bucharest city tour
                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursions:
                      People’s Palace visit and Bucharest city tour 6 2 b                   A motorcoach will carry you into the heart of Bucharest to a
                      OR                                                                    charming and unusual destination: Village Museum, a large city

                                                                       62bm
                                                                                            park inhabited by some 272 traditional peasant structures
                      Village Museum visit and Bucharest city tour
                                                                                            collected from all over the country. These houses may be small
                      After breakfast, you’ll disembark the ship and take a                 but they are full of beautiful handcrafted details. Some have
                      motorcoach from the Danube port of Giurgiu to Bucharest,              incredible storybook thatched roofs; some have intricate
                      the capital of Romania. Bucharest began as a fortress in the          shingling or carved gables. Colorful textiles hang on the walls,
                      15th century, and that warlike origin set the tone for its            adding warmth and personality.
                      turbulent history. It saw glory days as the summer residence
                                                                                            Following your visit to the open-air ethnographical museum,
                      of the Wallachian princes and was burned to the ground by the
                                                                                            you’ll reboard the motorcoach for a panoramic tour of the
                      Ottoman Turks; it was fought over by Austria-Hungary and
                                                                                            city, driving past the monumental Palatul Parlamentului

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                      (Palace	of	the	Parliament),	also	known	as	the	People’s	Palace,       After exploring the castle, as well as the souvenir stalls at its
                      and	Revolution	Square	and	the	Arcul	Triumf	(Triumphal	Arch),         foot, it’s time to make your way to a local restaurant to enjoy
                      built to commemorate Bulgaria’s independence.                        a hearty Romanian meal. After lunch, you’ll head back to
                                                                                           Bucharest and your hotel.
                      Whichever excursion you choose, you’ll all gather for a delightful
                      three-course lunch at a restaurant specializing in traditional       Note: Due to a recent change in ownership of Bran Castle, opening
                      regional fare. After lunch, you can choose to either relax at        times and exhibits may be restricted and changed without notice,
                      your hotel or continue to explore this renewed city. Find            therefore, the Bran Castle tour might not be offered on all departures.
                      amazing pieces in the numerous antique stores throughout             Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day tour of Sinaia and
                      the Lipscani district. Discover details of the life of Romania’s     Peles Castle
                      greatest composer, George Enescu, at the Muzeul National
                      George Enescu. Or simply stroll along the upscale blocks of          Your drive will take you past the Ploiesti Oil Fields, a heavily
                      the Calea Victoriei.                                                 bombed target during WWII, and continue into the scenic
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                                                                                           Prahova Valley and the Carpathian Mountains. Arrive in Sinaia,
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                      Day 14 Bucharest BB                                                  “Pearl of the Carpathians” and home of Peles Castle, one of
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day tour of Bran Castle        Romania’s most beautiful palaces. It was once the summer
                      and Carpathian Mountains 8 3 b f                                     residence of the Romanian kings and is now one of Romania’s
                                                                                           most important museums—and often the site of official
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day tour of Sinaia and         functions. The construction of the castle began in 1875; the
                      Peles Castle 8 3 b f w                                               building was inaugurated in 1883. The castle has 160 rooms,
                      You can spend your last day in Bucharest enjoying the sights         opulently decorated with leather, ebony, walnut and mother-
                      on your own. But we strongly recommend you join us on one            of-pearl, with invaluable collections of art and furniture.
                      of our optional excursions to the Romanian countryside: a            Peles Castle was the final resting place for several Romanian
                      visit to Bran Castle, legendary home to Vlad the Impaler, the        monarchs, including King Carol I, who died here in 1914.
                      inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, or a tour of stunning         After visiting Peles Castle, you will make a short drive
                      Peles Castle, one of Romania’s most beautiful palaces.               through the Busteni Mountains to Azuga Rhein Cellars for
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day tour of Bran Castle        wine tasting and lunch. The cellars were built in 1892 by
                      and Carpathian Mountains                                             the Rhein family, official supplier for the royal court. The
                                                                                           vineyard’s sparkling wines are produced in the traditional,
                      After leaving the suburban area of Bucharest, the motorcoach         time-consuming champenoise method. Following a short
                      will first cross the Ploiesti Oil Fields, a heavily bombed target    tour of the cellars you will enjoy a three-course lunch
                      during WWII but now a continuing source of oil for Romania.          featuring a tasting of three sparkling wines.
                      Then, the scenic road starts to slowly climb, traversing beautiful
                      Prahova Valley, with its densely wooded mountain flanks and          In the afternoon, you will depart Azuga and return to Bucharest.
                      winter resort towns. You’ll cross the Carpathian chain and come      Note: The Sinaia and Peles Castle tour is not offered on Mondays
                      down into the valley of Bran, then head straight to the famous       from June to September. In April, May, and October, the tour is not
                      Bran Castle, legendary home of Dracula.                              available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

                      Count Dracula was based on a real person, 15th-century                        |
                                                                                           Day 15 Depart Bucharest CB/BB            b
                      ruler Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler. Thanks to
                                                                                           If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer
                      Bram Stoker’s celebrated novel, the castle and Transylvania
                                                                                           or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will
                      itself have become famous around the world. Bran Castle,
                                                                                           be transferred to Bucharest Otopeni International Airport for
                      erected by the Saxons as a defense against invaders, was
                                                                                           your flight home. Or perhaps you’re planning on continuing
                      more recently used as a summer residence by Romania’s
                                                                                           your adventure with our extension to exotic Istanbul.
                      Queen Marie, known as the Soldier Queen for her active role
                      in Romania’s defense during WWI. You’ll see rooms where her
                      furnishings remain—some dating back to the 14th century—
                      and, if you don’t scare easily, you can check out secret
                      passageways accessible from the fountain in the courtyard.


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                                                                  Day 1 Bucharest     b
                                                                  Arrive at the Bucharest Otopeni International Airport. If your
                                                                  cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you
                                                                  have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted
                                                                  by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

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                                                                  Day 2 Bucharest BB
                                                                  Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day tour of Bran Castle
                                                                  and Carpathian Mountains 8 3 b f

                                                                  Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day tour of Sinaia and
                                                                  Peles Castle 8 3 b f w

                                                                  You can spend your first day in Bucharest enjoying the sights
                                                                  on your own. But we strongly recommend that you join us on
                                                                  one of our optional excursions to the Romanian countryside:
                                                                  a visit to Bran Castle, legendary home to Vlad the Impaler,
                                                                  who inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula, or a tour of stunning
                                                                  Peles Castle, one of Romania’s most beautiful palaces.

                                                                  Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day tour of Bran Castle
                                                                  and Carpathian Mountains

             Eastern                                              After leaving the suburban area of Bucharest, the motorcoach
                                                                  will first cross the Ploiesti Oil Fields, a heavily bombed target

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                                                                                                                                      Bucharest to Vienna
                                                                  Then, the scenic drive starts to slowly climb up into the
                                                                  beautiful Prahova Valley, with its densely wooded mountain
           Bucharest to Vienna | 15 Days                          flanks and winter resort towns. After you’ve crossed the
                                                                  Carpathian chain and come down into the valley of Bran,
Trace the millennia-old timeline along the Danube from the        you head straight to the famous Bran Castle, legendary
Black Sea and Bucharest                                           home of Dracula.
Cruise through seven countries—Austria, Slovakia, Hungary,        Count Dracula was based on a real person, the 15th-century
Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania—and visit five capitals,   ruler Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler. Thanks to
seeing sights that you will never forget; immersing yourself      Bram Stoker’s celebrated novel, the castle and Transylvania
in new cultures; meeting new friends; and discovering a           have become famous around the world. Bran Castle, built by
plethora of colorful folklore, musical traditions, and culinary   the Saxons as a defense against invaders, was more recently
delights. Vibrant capitals like Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest,     used as a summer residence by Romania’s Queen Marie,
Belgrade, and Bucharest display the cultural diversity of their   known as the Soldier Queen for her active role in Romania’s
proud citizens.                                                   defense during WWI. You can see many of her furnishings—
This cruise showcases recent historic and political changes       some dating back to the 14th century—in the rooms she
in Central and Eastern Europe, but you’ll also discover Celtic    used. And, for those who don’t scare easily, there are secret
fortifications, Medieval towns, Neoclassical architecture, and    passageways accessible from the fountain in the courtyard.
Roman ruins—not to mention the natural beauty of pastoral         After exploring the castle, as well as the souvenir stalls at its
landscapes, the Iron Gates, and the Black Sea shores. One         foot, it’s time to make your way to a local restaurant to enjoy
of the most extraordinary voyages in the world awaits you on      a hearty Romanian meal. After lunch, you’ll head back to
your exploration of Eastern Europe.                               Bucharest and your hotel.




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                      Note: Due to a recent change in ownership of Bran Castle, opening           |
                                                                                           Day 3 Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu    b y e BB, L, D
                      times and exhibits may be restricted and changed without notice,
                                                                                           Choice Is Yours Featured Excursions:
                                                                                           People’s Palace visit and Bucharest city tour 6 2 b
                      therefore, the Bran Castle tour might not be offered on all
                      departures.
                                                                                           OR
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day tour of Sinaia and
                      Peles Castle                                                         Village Museum visit and Bucharest city tour   62bm
                      After leaving the suburban area of Bucharest and passing by          Bucharest, the capital of Romania, began as a fortress in
                      the Ploiesti Oil Fields, your motorcoach will climb a scenic         the 15th century and that warlike origin set the tone for its
                      road into Prahova Valley and the Carpathian Mountains. Arrive        turbulent history. It saw glory days as the summer residence
                      in Sinaia, “Pearl of the Carpathians” and home of Peles Castle,      of the Wallachian princes and was burned to the ground by
                      which is one of Romania’s most beautiful palaces. It was             the Ottoman Turks; it was fought over by Austria-Hungary
                      once the summer residence of the Romanian kings and is               and imperial Russia for a century. When Wallachia and
                      now one of Romania’s most important museums—and often                Moldavia	united	to	form	the	principality	(later	kingdom)	of	
                      the site of official functions. The construction of the castle       Romania, Bucharest’s fortunes rose. A center of commerce
                      began in 1875; the building was inaugurated in 1883. The             and culture, Bucharest enjoyed prosperity that was reflected
                      castle has 160 rooms, opulently decorated with leather, ebony,       in extravagant architecture, some of which miraculously
                      walnut and mother-of-pearl, with invaluable collections of art       survived WWII bombing and Communist building programs.
                      and furniture. Peles Castle is the final resting place for several   These days Bucharest enjoys a lively and eclectic cultural
                      Romanian monarchs, including King Carol I, who died here             scene, hosting international arts festivals and concerts and
                      in 1914.                                                             supporting a burgeoning homegrown hip-hop community.

                      After visiting Peles Castle, you will depart for a short drive       Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: People’s Palace visit and
                      through the Busteni Mountains to Azuga Rhein Cellars for             Bucharest city tour
                      wine tasting and lunch. The wine cellars were built in 1892
                                                                                           No one had a greater impact on modern Romania than the
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                      by the Rhein family, official supplier for the royal court. The
                                                                                           Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, whose repressive
                      vineyard’s sparkling wine is produced in the traditional, time-
                                                                                           policies ultimately inspired a successful rebellion. Today you
                      consuming champenoise method. Following a short tour of
                                                                                           can take a guided tour of his colossal Palatul Parlamentului
                      the cellars you will enjoy a three-course lunch featuring a
                                                                                           (Palace	of	the	Parliament),	which	is	also	called	Casa	Poporului,
                      tasting of three sparkling wines.
                                                                                           or People’s Palace. This awesome structure is listed in the
                      In the afternoon, you will depart Azuga and return to Bucharest.     Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest civilian
                                                                                           administrative building, the most expensive administrative
                      Note: The Sinaia and Peles Castle tour is not offered on Mondays
                                                                                           building,	and	the	heaviest	building	in	the	world.	(In	terms	of	
                      from June to September. In April, May, and October, the tour is
                      not available on Mondays and Tuesdays.                               surface	area,	only	the	United	States’	Pentagon	is	bigger).	
                                                                                           Ceausescu put 20,000 laborers to work for five years building
                                                                                           it, and he and his wife personally supervised its construction
                                                                                           and interior decoration. Miles of marble and multitudes of
                                                                                           chandeliers adorn its vast halls.

                                                                                           Following your visit to the palace, you’ll take a panoramic
                                                                                           tour of the city. You will pass Bucharest’s very own Arcul de
                                                                                           Triumf	(Triumphal	Arch),	which	is	modeled	after	the	Arc	de	
                                                                                           Triomphe in Paris; Victoria Boulevard; and such landmarks
                                                                                           as the historic Revolution Square, site of the National Art
                                                                                           Museum and Athenaeum concert hall.




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                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Village Museum visit and         Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Full day excursion to Varna
                      Bucharest city tour
                                                                                           The day starts with a scenic drive to Varna, the largest city
                      A motorcoach will carry you into the heart of Bucharest to a         on the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, with a population of
                      charming and unusual destination: Village Museum, a large            more than 300,000. It is widely referred to as the seaside
                      city park inhabited by some 272 traditional peasant structures       capital of Bulgaria because of the string of famous beaches
                      collected from all over the country. These houses may be             along its Gold Coast. There you’ll visit the phenomenal Varna
                      small but they are full of beautiful handcrafted details. Some       Archeological Museum, home to the oldest gold treasury in
                      have incredible storybook thatched roofs; some have intricate        the world, with items dating back 6,000 years. Following
                      shingling or remarkable carved gables. Colorful handwoven            your visit to the museum, you’ll head to a local restaurant,
                      textiles hang on the walls, adding warmth and personality.           where you’ll enjoy lunch right on the shorefront.

                      Following your visit to the open-air ethnographical museum,          Afterward, spend some free time exploring the cultural center
                      you’ll reboard the motorcoach for a panoramic tour of the city,      of Varna, known as Nezavisimost Square, where the Neo-
                      driving	past	the	monumental	Palatul	Parlamentului	(Palace	           Baroque Opera House stands. The gold-domed Assumption
                      of	the	Parliament),	also	known	as	the	People’s	Palace,	and	          of the Holy Virgin Cathedral is a magnificent sight, and the
                      Revolution	Square	and	the	Arcul	Triumf	(Triumphal	Arch),	            Open Market bustles right across from it. For a look at the
                      built to commemorate Bulgaria’s independence.                        city’s Roman heritage, you can visit the 1,700-year-old Roman
                                                                                           Thermae, one of the largest Roman ruins in Bulgaria.
                      Whichever excursion you choose, you’ll all gather for a delightful
                      three-course lunch at a restaurant specializing in traditional       Later in the afternoon, you’ll reboard the motorcoach and
                      regional fare. Following lunch, you drive to Giurgiu and settle      return to the ship docked in Rousse.
                      into your stateroom to begin your exciting cruise on the Danube.     Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Ivanovo and Basarbovo
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                      y BB, L C                                                            Climb aboard a motorcoach bound for the Rusenski Lom
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                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursions:                                 Nature Park, a nature preserve that shelters more than 190
                      Full-day excursion to Varna 8 2 b f m                                species of birds, many of them quite rare, among its rocks
                                                                                           and verdant forests. It is also home to a group of Medieval
                      OR
                                                                                           monasteries carved into the limestone. Ivanovo Rock
                      Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries and Rusenski Lom                   Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built inside
                      Nature Park 6 2 b                                                    a	52-foot-long	(16-m-long)	cave.	You’ll	reach	the	unique	
                      In the morning, you’ll arrive at Rousse, the primary river port      monastic complex after a short walk along a wooded trail.
                      in Bulgaria. Founded in the 1st century as a Roman military          The monastery dates to the 13th century and features a
                      and	naval	center,	the	town	was	called	Sexaginta	Prista	(the	         network of small churches, chapels, and cells hewn into the
                      City	of	Sixty	Ships).	The	city’s	name	was	changed	to	Rousse	         rock	more	than	100	feet	(32	m)	above	the	Lom	River	Valley.	
                      while it was under Ottoman rule between 1388 and 1878.               The complex is famous for its beautiful and well-preserved
                      It was one of the most important Ottoman towns on the                14th-century murals.
                      Danube, and three empires—Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman                  Your next stop is the Basarbovo Rock Monastery, also called
                      and British—met there to exchange goods. During the early            St. Dimitar Basarabovski, the only rock monastery in Bulgaria
                      1900s, following Bulgaria’s liberation, the Monument of              where monks still live, pray and work. Ascend the narrow
                      Freedom was erected in the central square. Overlooking the           rock stairway to the 15th-century cloister, which features
                      city, the female statue, with a sword in one hand and the            arresting frescoes and a well whose waters are purported to
                      other pointing toward the country’s liberators, stands as            have healing powers.
                      Rousse’s signature landmark today.
                                                                                           After enjoying these remarkable rock-hewn churches, you’ll
                      You may choose between two featured excursions today: one            return to your ship for lunch onboard. In the afternoon you can
                      is a full-day visit to the Black Sea resort town Varna and its       relax on the ship or go into Rousse to explore on your own.
                      amazing archeological museum; the other a tour of a historic
                                                                                           A special Captain’s Welcome Gala will be prepared for you
                      monastery complex.
                                                                                           this evening.

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                      Day 5 Rousse BB, L, D                                                   Bulgarian fortress in the Middle Ages, and remained such until
                                                                                              the Ottomans overran it in 1393.
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day excursion to Veliko
                      Tarnovo and Arbanassi 8 2 b f                                           Upon arrival, you’ll see the gates, walls and towers of the old
                                                                                              fortress; vestiges of the royal palaces; and Baldwin’s Tower, the
                      After breakfast, shuttles can take you to the center of the
                                                                                              13th-century prison of Baldwin II, one-time Latin emperor of
                      largest Bulgarian city along the Danube. You’ll have the entire
                                                                                              Constantinople. After experiencing the castle, you’ll go to
                      day to discover Rousse on your own. Local guides will give
                                                                                              Samovodska Charshia, a street filled with stalls selling local
                      you an introduction to the area and suggest places that you
                                                                                              artists’ handicrafts, all made using pre-1700 methods, and
                      should	be	sure	to	see.	Svoboda	(Freedom)	central	square	
                                                                                              souvenirs. While shopping in Bulgaria, it is worth remembering
                      provides the perfect panorama of the Neo-Baroque and
                                                                                              that nodding one’s head means “no” and shaking one’s head
                      Neo-Rococo architecture of Rousse. From here, you can
                                                                                              means “yes.  ”
                      easily see two of the city’s artistic gems. The Neoclassical
                      face	of	Dohodno	Zdanie	(Building	of	Profit)	lives	up	to	its	            Next, you’ll ride to the picturesque village of Arbanassi, a
                      dramatic exterior. Built around 1898, the structure was                 center of trade in the 17th and 18th centuries and home to
                      intended to host a theater, casino, and shops. Today, it is             many wealthy merchant families, who built huge stone houses.
                      home to the well-respected Sava Ognyanove State Repertory               It was a religious haven for Christians during Turkish rule, as
                      Theater, founded in 1911. Around the corner stands the                  its numerous churches and monasteries attest. Today the town
                      Rousse Concert Hall, founded in 1949 and home to the                    boasts some of the highest real estate prices in Bulgaria.
                      Rousse Opera, Ballet, and Philharmonic. Behind the opera                In Arbanassi, you’ll enjoy a typical lunch and live folk music
                      house, you’ll discover the oldest remaining edifice in Rousse,          at a traditional Bulgarian restaurant. Arbanassi is home to
                      the	Church	of	Sveta	Troitsa	(Holy	Trinity).	Built	in	1632,	the	         monumental houses that resemble minor fortresses. Eighty
                      tower’s stained-glass windows still cast a heavenly glow,               have been awarded preservation status and 36 have been
                      while period murals adorn the interior.                                 declared monuments of culture. Take a look in the Konstantsa
                      As you wend your way through the streets of the city, you’ll            lliev House to appreciate just how well-appointed traditional
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                      want to stop in the shops offering the specialties of Rousse:           Bulgarian homes were. Next, you’ll journey to the Nativity
                      handwoven textiles and hand-carved wooden objects. Your                 Church, which, besides being included in the UNESCO World
                      guides will provide suggestions for their favorite shops and            Heritage list of valuable cultural sites, dates to the 16th
                      cafés in which to enjoy lunch, or you can return to the ship            century and is beautifully decorated with brilliant frescoes
                      for lunch onboard. Although there are several museums                   that illustrate the story of the Last Judgment and Nativity
                      to choose from in Rousse, the Historical Museum is a                    in vivid scenes.
                      must. Housed in the exquisite Battenburg Palace, the                    At the end of an intriguing and illuminating day, you’ll return
                      museum features prehistoric artifacts, Medieval frescoes,               to the ship.
                      and collections that illustrate 19th-century lifestyles. The
                      Pantheon of National Revival Heroes, with its stately gold                     |
                                                                                              Day 6 Vidin (Belogradchik) BB, L, D
                      dome and eternal flame, hosts the resting place of Bulgarian            Featured Excursions: Baba Vida Fortress and Belogradchik
                      cultural figures and revolutionaries.                                   rock formations 7 3 b c
                      On the other hand, if you feel like venturing into the rustic           Relax onboard this morning as your floating hotel makes its
                      countryside, then you’ll love our irresistible optional excursion       way upriver to Vidin. Early in the afternoon the ship arrives
                      to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi.                                        in Vidin, one of the oldest Bulgarian towns along the Danube.
                                                                                              The Baba Vida Fortress dominates this stretch of the river.
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Full-day excursion to Veliko
                                                                                              From Vidin, it is only a short distance to one of the natural
                      Tarnovo and Arbanassi
                                                                                              wonders of Bulgaria: Belogradchik. A fairytale stone world
                      After a scenic motorcoach ride through the Bulgarian country-           surrounds Belogradchik, consisting of sandstone that has been
                      side, you’ll arrive in Veliko Tarnovo, built on three hills, with the   weathered by erosion into fantastic formations. The formations
                      Yantra River winding through it. It was here that two brothers,         were declared a natural landmark in 1949 and are composed
                      Ivan and Peter Asen, declared an end to Byzantine rule in the           of four independent groups. Each distinctive rock is named
                      12th century and founded the second Bulgarian Empire. The               after an object it is believed to resemble, and the formations
                      town grew into the cultural center of the empire, the strongest         vary in color from red to yellow to gray.

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                                                                                          Day 8 Kostolac (Viminacium), Belgrade BB, L, D
                      children’s dance group. It will feature authentic local dances,
                                                                                          Featured Excursion: Exclusive visit to Viminacium
                                                                                          archeological site 6 2 b U
                      beautiful costumes, adorable children, and live music played
                      on traditional instruments, all staged against the scenic
                      backdrop of the ancient walls of the fortress.                      During the morning, you’re going to visit the archeological site
                                                                                          of Viminacium, an ancient Roman outpost with wide streets,
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                                                                                          luxurious villas, extensive baths, and an amphitheater, only
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                                                                                          recently opened to the public.
                      The main attraction of this day will not be a fortress, church,
                                                                                          Viminacium, called the Balkan Pompeii, was destroyed in the
                      or museum, but the river itself and the gorgeous landscape.
                                                                                          5th century AD. The site is of great significance because of
                      The Danube breaks dramatically through the Carpathian
                                                                                          its size and its prominence as the civilian and military capital
                      Mountains,	forming	a	83-mile-long	(134-km-long)	sequence	
                                                                                          of the Roman province of Moesia Superior. It is also highly
                      of gorges named the Cataracts. The gorge of the Iron Gates,
                                                                                          regarded because of its well-preserved structures, frescoes,
                      which acts as a natural border between Serbia and Romania,
                                                                                          and more than 32,000 artifacts.
                      is one of the most stunning displays of natural beauty in all
                      of Europe.                                                          There wasn’t a Roman emperor who did not pass through
                                                                                          Viminacium or spend some time here. Hadrian had hunts
                      You’ll view this spectacular area from the comfort of your
                                                                                          here on two occasions; the Emperor Septimius Severus
                      floating hotel. The Romans left their mark here. One entire
                                                                                          visited twice; and Gordian III, Philip the Arab, Trebonius
                      side of the gorge, the country of Romania, bears their name.
                                                                                          Gallus, Hostilian, Diocletian, Constantine the Great, Constans
                      And when you pass the Trajan Plaque, you’ll be reminded of
                                                                                          I, Julian, and Gratian all came to this important ancient city.
                      an early engineering masterpiece, a hanging road anchored
                      in the steep cliffside over the treacherous rapids, built by        During your exploration of the site, you’ll be guided by a local
                      the Romans around 103 AD. You’ll see other Roman remains            archeologist, who will describe the exciting treasures that have
                      as well, including an ancient fortress and Severin Castle.          been unearthed during the ongoing excavations.
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                      One of the most spectacular fortresses along the next stretch       Relax onboard in the afternoon as you cruise up the Danube,
                      of the Danube is Golubac Castle. Built in the 14th century and      arriving in Belgrade in the evening.
                      strategically located, it was attacked successively by the Serbs,
                      Magyars, and Turks. The Turks won the castle in 1458, and
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                      it helped to reinforce the Ottoman Turks’ control of the area       Featured Excursion: Belgrade city tour   62b
                      until 1867, when they abandoned it.
                                                                                          Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe and is located
                      Now, it is time to focus on the river itself and the engineering    at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. It started
                      marvels of Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II, built between 1964         as a Celtic settlement, but the rivers continually brought
                      and 1972 as a joint Romanian-Serbian project designed to            infamous invaders: the Huns, Sarmatians, Ostrogoths, Avars,
                      harness the hydropower of the Iron Gate Gorge, where the            Slavs, Romans, and the Ottoman Turks. Despite this turbulent
                      Carpathian and Balkan Mountains close in to form a narrow           2,500-year history, Belgrade has retained its vibrant character,
                      valley. The resulting dam created a deep lake—drowning              rich in culture and eclectic architecture.
                      several villages—and the need for two enormous locks to
                                                                                          You’ll begin the day with a look into the region’s Roman and
                      keep the Danube navigable. The high lock chamber will lift
                                                                                          Medieval past at Kalemegdan Fortress. Overlooking the two
                      your	ship	almost	90	feet	(27	m)	in	60	minutes.
                                                                                          rivers, the fortress bears witness to the waves of conquest:
                      The ship will continue along the man-made lake to Donji             you can see remnants of fortifications built by the Byzantine
                      Milanovac, a small town that has been relocated three times         Empire, 15th-century Serbian rulers, Austrian emperors, and
                      because of the Danube’s changeable nature. You’ll have a            Ottoman Turks, each fragment telling a story. After seeing
                      chance to explore this Serbian village on your own for an           the fortress, you will return to the city. Local guides will tell
                      hour or two before the voyage continues to your next port of        you about the Republic Square, the eclectic architecture of
                      call, Kostolac.                                                     the National Museum, Parliament House, Town Hall, and
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                      To contrast Belgrade’s distant past with its more recent            of interpreters. After lunch, a motorcoach will transport you
                      history, you’ll ride through the upscale area where high-           to the ship in Vukovar.
                      ranking Communist leaders once lived, as well as the grim
                                                                                          Note: The school visit is not available during school holidays.
                      Communist housing projects for ordinary citizens. You’ll have       Guests are welcome to bring small gifts along; however, no
                      an opportunity to photograph St. Sava Cathedral, the largest        monetary donations please.
                      active Orthodox church in the world, with a dome that can
                      be seen throughout the city. You’ll also pass the tomb and                   |
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                      memorial of longtime Yugoslavian prime minister and                 Irresistible Optional Excursion: Budapest by night
                      president Josip Broz Tito, located at the site of his former        51bc
                      residence in Belgrade’s affluent neighborhood of Dedinje.
                                                                                          Spend a relaxing day onboard as the ship slowly wends its way
                      Having seen the city and learned about its complex history,         through Hungary toward the Queen of the Danube: Budapest.
                      you’ll stop in the Hotel Majestic for some refreshments.            You’ll want to head to the deck in the early evening just before
                      Afterward, you’ll have a chance to roam through Belgrade’s          dinner as the ship makes its grand entrance into the heart of
                      main shopping boulevard, Knez Mihailova Street—a favorite           Budapest. Budapest is an enchanting city with a vibrant mix
                      haunt of the city’s trendiest residents—before returning to         of east and west, Medieval and modern. Made up of two now-
                      the ship.                                                           combined cities—Buda and Pest—it is divided by the Danube
                      Note: Shuttles will be available for guests who choose to stay in   and is an architectural dream.
                      town.
                                                                                          After dinner, you can choose to go out and explore the town
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                      Day 10 Vukovar (Osijek) BB, L, D                                    on your own or enjoy an exciting evening with our Budapest
                                                                                          by night tour.
                      Featured Excursion: Tour of Osijek with home-hosted lunch
                      and school visit 9 2 b f                                            Irresistible Optional Excursion: Budapest by night

                      Your exploration of Croatia starts in Vukovar, where you’ll begin   A nighttime drive around Budapest will show you how magical
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                      one of the most intriguing and personal adventures of this          this city truly is. A motorcoach will carry you to Duna Palota
                      entire cruise, meeting and interacting with school children         (Danube	Palace	Concert	Hall).	Built	during	the	second	half	of	
                      and villagers. You’ll journey by motorcoach to Osijek, the          the 19th century in the Neo-Baroque style, the hall showcases
                      largest city in eastern Croatia. Located on the Drava River,        a variety of cultural programs. Enjoy a glass of tokaji (Hungarian
                      this is the cultural center of Slavonia. Your first stop, though,   wine)	and	take	in	an	authentic	Hungarian	folklore	show	
                      will be at a grade school on the way to Osijek, where you will      presented by a highly noted and venerable professional
                      learn something about the daily lives and experiences of            Hungarian folk ensemble.
                      Croatia’s children. You’ll have a chance to chat with the           After the performance, a motorcoach will take you past Hosök
                      children—giving them a chance to practice their English—            tere	(Heroes’	Square)	and	Vajda	Castle.	You	will	make	your	way
                      while getting an education yourself in local customs. This          on	foot	past	the	Magyar	Állami	Operaház	(Hungarian	State	
                      may be your single most memorable experience on this cruise.        Opera	House),	Szent	István	Bazilika	(St.	Stephen’s	Basilica),	
                      In Osijek, you will tour the oldest section, Tvrda, which is        the	Dohány	utcai	Zsinagóga	(Dohány	Street	Synagogue),	and	
                      modeled after the fortified towns of Holland. Though the town       Nagycsarnok	(Central	Market	Hall),	then	reboard	the	
                      was founded by the Romans and controlled by the Ottoman             motorcoach to the Citadel, a fortress built by the Habsburgs
                      Turks for centuries, most of these buildings date to the 18th       in 1851 on top of Gellert Hill. Famous landmarks glimmering
                      century, when the Habsburgs erected a unique military               throughout the city streets will look especially romantic from
                      complex. Your walk takes you past the Holy Trinity Square           this high vantage point. After a photo opportunity, you will be
                      and streets whose names aptly describe the buildings lining         driven back to the ship.
                      them, such as High School Street, Provision Street, and             Note: If the folklore show is not available, there will be a substitute
                      Faculty Street.                                                     organ concert at Vajda Castle or a classical music concert with a
                                                                                          symphony orchestra at Danube Palace.
                      Leaving Tvrda, you’ll travel to a village just outside Osijek,
                      where you will have a traditional Croatian lunch hosted by
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                      Day 12 Budapest     y BB, L, D                                      You’ll	see	Váci	utca	(Váci	Street),	where	the	well-heeled	do	
                                                                                          their	shopping	and	dining,	and	Nagycsarnok	(Central	Market	
                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursions:
                      Budapest city tour 6 2 b
                                                                                          Hall),	with	its	stalls	of	fresh	vegetables	and	meats,	before	
                                                                                          you return to the ship for lunch.
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                                                                                          Note: Inside visits of St. Matthias Church may not be possible on
                      Budapest walking discovery of national treasures                    some weekends and Catholic holidays.
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Jewish Budapest                    Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Budapest walking
                      72bm                                                                discovery of national treasures
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Hungarian Puszta and
                      Equestrian Show 7 2 b
                                                                                          Your tour will begin with a short drive to the stunning
                                                                                          Országház	(Hungarian	Parliament	Building),	the	largest	
                      You have two options for exploring this intriguing city this        building in Hungary and largest parliamentary building
                      morning: one takes you on a panoramic tour of its historical        in Europe, whose construction was begun in 1885 and
                      and architectural highlights; the other gives you a chance to       completed in 1904. Its Neo-Gothic façade is ornamented
                      see some of its landmarks up close as you walk through              with striking turrets and arches, and its outer walls feature
                      historic neighborhoods.                                             more than 200 statutes of notable Hungarian monarchs
                                                                                          and military commanders. You’ll have an hour-long guided
                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour
                                                                                          tour of this seat of the Hungarian National Assembly. Your
                      You’ll board a motorcoach and cross the Danube, making              guide will take you to the sweeping main staircase; the
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                      a	short	stop	at	Ho sök	tere	(Heroes’	Square)	to	see	the	            soaring Dome Hall; the Deputy Council Chamber, where
                      Millenniumi	emlékmu  ˝	(Millennial	Monument),	which	was	            the Hungarian legislature sits today; and the richly decorated
                      designed and built for Hungary’s millennial anniversary to          Old Upper House Hall.
                      honor the nation’s greatest historical figures. After reboarding
                      the motorcoach, you will marvel at the Dohány utcai                 Afterward, you’ll ride along the Danube promenade to
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                      Zsinagóga	(Dohány	Street	Synagogue),	a	reminder	of	the	city’s       Nagycsarnok	(Central	Market	Hall).	This	splendid,	three-
                      once-flourishing Jewish community; the Magyar Nemzeti               story-tall covered market hall was built to replace the city’s
                      Múzeum	(Hungarian	National	Museum);	the	Magyar	Állami	              overly crowded outdoor markets at the end of the 19th
                      Operaház	(Hungarian	State	Opera	House);	Szent	István	               century. When it was erected, its electric lighting and
                      Bazilika	(St.	Stephen’s	Basilica);	and	the	stunning	Országház	      refrigeration made it the most modern indoor market on
                      (Parliament	Building),	which	features	223	exterior	statues.         the continent. You’ll notice an intoxicating variety of rich
                                                                                          aromas and vibrant colors as you step inside. Your guide
                      Next,	you’ll	cross	Margit	híd	(Margaret	Bridge)	and	drive	up	to	    will introduce you to the remarkable array of fresh produce,
                      Várhegy	(Castle	Hill),	where	you’ll	stroll	through	what	has	been    spices, meats, pastries, and wines on sale and will even
                      called the heart of the nation. Once the site of more than 170
                                                                                          arrange a few tastings for you. You’ll then have time to
                      buildings—many of which date back to the 13th and 14th
                                                                                          wander among the stalls and pick up a few souvenirs before
                      centuries—the Castle Hill district is now a designated UNESCO
                                                                                          heading	outside	to	stroll	along	Váci	utca	(Váci	Street),	
                      World Heritage Site. You’ll go inside the magnificent Mátyás
                                                                                          Budapest’s most famous pedestrian mall and shopping
                      Templom	(St.	Matthias	Church).	Originally	called	the	Church	
                                                                                          boulevard. For generations, this is where the city’s wealthiest
                      of Our Lady, it was renamed after King Matthias. Notice the
                                                                                          residents have come to see and be seen. Browse the window
                      eclectic blend of architectural styles and influences on display.
                                                                                          displays of the designer boutiques and enjoy the parade of
                      Admire the amazing array of decorations on the pillars, walls,
                                                                                          shoppers passing by. You’ll then take the subway to the
                      and ceilings. Outside the church is a statue honoring St.
                                                                                          Magyar	Állami	Operaház	(Hungarian	State	Opera	House),	
                      Stephen, the founder of Hungary.
                                                                                          where coaches are waiting to return you to your ship.
                      Your walk will continue around Castle Hill, winding up at the
                                                                                          Note: Parliament may be closed for official business without
                      fairytale-inspired turrets and ramparts of the Halászbástya
                                                                                          prior notice. If Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s
                      (Fisherman’s	Bastion).	Built	in	the	19th	century	in	honor	of	       Basilica instead.
                      the fishermen who defended Buda from the Turks during the
                      Middle Ages, it offers a glorious panoramic view of the city
                      and the Danube below.

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                      You can spend the afternoon at leisure and explore Budapest        Irresistible Optional Excursion: Hungarian Puszta and
                      on your own. The city is a mecca for lovers of Art Nouveau         Equestrian Show
                      architecture, and the building housing the Franz Liszt Academy
                                                                                         Experience the beautiful Hungarian countryside on your half-
                      of Music is particularly worth visiting. For a reminder of the
                                                                                         day	visit	to	a	horse	farm	in	the	Puszta	(which	literally	means	
                      centuries when Hungary was ruled by the Ottoman Turks,
                                                                                         “plains”),	where	you	will	be	greeted	with	typical	Hungarian	
                      take	a	look	at	the	16th-century	tomb	of	Gül	Baba	(and	enjoy	
                                                                                         hospitality	as	you	enjoy	a	pogácsa	(salty	scone)	and	the	
                      a	Turkish	coffee	at	the	adjoining	coffee	house).	You	could	
                                                                                         traditional Hungarian welcome drink palinka (fruit	brandy).
                      visit one of the city’s many wonderful spas or have a drink in
                      a “ruinpub,” which is what the locals call the trendy bars in      As the Puszta was originally inhabited by herdsmen—of cattle,
                      formerly decrepit buildings.                                       horses, and sheep—you will be treated to an equestrian
                                                                                         extravaganza. Marvel at the Hungarian riders’ skill, including
                      Or you could join us on one of our exciting optional excursions.
                                                                                         demonstrations of pyramid riding and competitions between
                      Come	with	us	to	the	Hungarian	Puszta	(countryside),	where	
                                                                                         the horsemen. Following the show, you will have time to take
                      you’ll see a dazzling display of horsemanship. Or spend the
                                                                                         in a covered wagon parade, or enjoy a ride in a hay wagon or
                      afternoon on a deeply moving tour of Jewish Budapest.
                                                                                         a horse-drawn coach. If you feel brave, mount a horse and
                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Jewish Budapest                   take a short riding lesson yourself. Be sure to visit the stables
                                                                                         and meet the famous Lipizzan horses before you board a
                      Jewish people were banned from the city in the 18th century,
                                                                                         motorcoach for your return to Budapest.
                      so they established a quarter just outside the city walls of
                      Pest. Within this residential area, they built the second-         Day 13 Bratislava BB, L C
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                      largest synagogue in the world, Dohány. A motorcoach will
                                                                                         Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour
                      take you to this magnificent temple for a guided tour. Finished
                      in 1859, the beautifully adorned synagogue has a Byzantine-        Irresistible Optional Excursion: Baroque Schloss Hof and
                      Moorish style accentuated by two towers topped with onion-         Manor Farm 7 2 b
                      shaped domes, symbolizing King Solomon’s Temple. Today,
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                                                                                         Spend the morning enjoying the sights and sounds of the
                      it has a seating capacity of 3,000. Damaged during WWII
                                                                                         river as you cruise toward Bratislava. The capital of Slovakia,
                      and the Communist regime, it has been handsomely restored,
                                                                                         Bratislava was founded in the ninth century, when it was
                      largely with funds from Tony Curtis and Estee Lauder, who
                                                                                         known as Pressburg, and in 1541 it became the capital of
                      come from Hungarian-Jewish stock.
                                                                                         Hungary. As a result of the many political and cultural changes
                      You’ll proceed to the Holocaust Memorial, erected in 1989          it’s experienced, the city is a melting pot of cultures and
                      in honor of the 600,000 Hungarian Jews who perished                architectural styles, including Gothic, Baroque, and Art Deco.
                      during the Holocaust. A sculpture of a weeping willow tree         Starting at Michael’s Gate, the only remaining part of the
                      bears leaves with the names of victims. You will have some         Medieval fortifications, local guides will show you some of
                      time to explore a Jewish museum located here. A glass wall         the structures that highlight the history of this area. You’ll
                      encircles the courtyard of the Holocaust Memorial Center           walk past Mirbach Palace, a Rococo jewel built for a wealthy
                      with the names of Hungarian Jews lost to the Holocaust.            brewer and now a museum, and the Primatial Palace, the
                      Inside the complex are exhibitions describing this dreadful        18th-century archbishop’s residence where the Pressburg
                      chapter of Hungarian Jewish history. You can also visit the        peace treaty was signed in 1805, in which Austria ceded a
                      Páva Synagogue on these grounds, originally built in 1924.         great deal of territory to Napoleon.
                      Note: The Holocaust Memorial Center is closed on Mondays. If the   History continues to be made in the city squares that neatly
                      tour lands on this day, a walking tour through the former Jewish   bisect	the	Old	Town:	Mierove	Námestie	(Peace	Square)	
                      ghetto will be substituted.                                        retains echoes of the former Communist regime, and
                                                                                         Námestie	Slobody	(Freedom	Square)	was	the	birthplace	of	
                                                                                         the Velvet Revolution. You’ll also see the Neoclassical
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                                                                                         Grasalkovicov	palác	(Grassalkovich	Palace),	home	of	the	
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                      Local guides will lead you from Main Square, past the Opera                  |
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                      House, and back to the port. If you prefer, you may remain in
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                                                                                           Vienna city tour with National Library visit 6 2 b m
                      the Old Town to explore Bratislava further on your own and
                      make your way back to the ship at your leisure. Slovakia’s
                      famous for its folk crafts, particularly its ceramics, embroidered   OR
                      textiles and woodwork, but wiresmithing—creating decorative          Exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour with art historian
                      objects out of wire—is a lesser known specialty. You can find        62bUm
                      a	wide	selection	of	traditional	folk	crafts	at	the	ULUV	(Slovak	
                                                                                           Irresistible Optional Excursion: Schönbrunn Palace
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                      Folk	Culture)	shop	in	Old	Town.

                      Or perhaps you would like to join us for an irresistible optional
                                                                                           Irresistible Optional Excursion: Mozart and Strauss concert
                                                                                           in a Viennese concert hall 7 1 b c
                      excursion to a princely country palace.

                      Irresistible Optional Excursion: Baroque Schloss Hof and
                      Manor Farm                                                           Vienna is a city steeped in history, music, and elegant
                                                                                           architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at
                      A visit to the magnificent Schloss Hof gives you the opportunity     the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing
                      to experience the idyllic rural yet royal lifestyle led by the       perhaps his most famous works, including The Marriage of
                      likes of Prince Eugene of Savoy and Empress Maria Theresa.           Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Like
                      You’ll arrive by motorcoach for your guided tour of one of the       Mozart’s music, Vienna is lively, charming and beautiful.
                      most fascinating Baroque castles in Austria, only recently
                      restored and opened to the public. The palace was purchased          Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Vienna city tour with
                      in the late 1720s by the art-loving Prince Eugene of Savoy.          National Library visit
                      The prince was a major figure in late-17th- and early-18th-          A motorcoach will wait pier-side to take you on your
                      century European affairs: the greatest general of his day, he        panoramic city tour that will showcase all of Vienna’s imperial
                      commanded Habsburg armies for 50 years and was lavishly              Habsburg grandeur. You’ll begin with a drive around the
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                      rewarded for his services. He was particularly celebrated for        stately	Ringstrasse	(Ring	Road)—the	broad	thoroughfare	
                      saving Vienna from the Ottoman Turks. When state affairs             surrounded by the many imperial buildings and monuments
                      became too much, he would repair to Schloss Hof, his country         that give Vienna its wedding cake-like appearance. Among
                      residence. Empress Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette,        the magnificent sights you’ll see on your drive are Rathaus
                      acquired the property in 1755, when it was bequeathed to her         (City	Hall),	Parliament,	the	Hofburg	(Imperial	Palace),	and	
                      husband, Francis I. After you’ve toured the royal apartments,        the	Staatsoper	(State	Opera).
                      you’ll head out to see the Manor Farm—a collection of
                                                                                           You’ll begin your walking tour outside the Albertina Museum
                      agricultural land, stables, and workshops that dates back to
                                                                                           and stroll with your guide to the grounds of the grand Hofburg
                      Prince Eugene’s tenure at Schloss Hof. He put in splendid
                                                                                           Palace complex, which was the residence of the royal Habsburg
                      terraced gardens—the subject of three paintings by famed
                                                                                           dynasty from the 13th through the early 20th centuries. Here,
                      landscape painter Bernardo Bellotto—that have also been
                                                                                           you’ll step inside the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
                      returned to their original glory. Here you’ll see useful and
                                                                                           (Austrian	National	Library)	to	see	what	has	been	called	the	
                      decorative plants growing side by side, and guests are
                                                                                           most beautiful library room in the world: the State Hall. Richly
                      encouraged to pick what they’d like from the Berry Garden
                                                                                           decorated double-height bookcases line the walls, encircling a
                      and	Naschgarten	(Nibbling	Garden).
                                                                                           statue of Emperor Charles VI, who commissioned this exquisite
                      A special Captain’s Farewell Dinner will be prepared for you         library in the early 18th century, and spectacular frescoes by
                      this evening.                                                        Daniel Gran adorn the dome overhead. The Austrian National
                                                                                           Library also boasts the world’s only public globe museum; its
                                                                                           collection of 600 terrestrial and celestial globes—some from
                                                                                           the 16th century—are not only gorgeous works of art in and
                                                                                           of themselves, but they also provide a unique look at how
                                                                                           human understanding of geography and astronomy has changed
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                      Leave the National Library and continue walking past the            birth with a number of special exhibits. It’s a great time to
                      oldest	section	of	the	complex—the	Alte	Burg	(Old	Fortress)—         be	in	Vienna	if	you’re	a	fan	of	Klimt’s	extraordinary	(and,	
                      and	the	famous	Spanische	Reitschule	(Spanish	Riding	School).        based	on	recent	art	auctions,	extraordinarily	pricey)	work.
                      You’ll	cross	Michaeler	Platz	(St.	Michael’s	Square),	where	the	
                                                                                          Your	tour	will	continue	to	Karlsplatz	(St.	Charles	Square)	and	
                      former parish church of the imperial family, Michaelerkirche
                                                                                          its Art Nouveau train station before arriving at the famed
                      (St.	Michael’s	Church),	will	catch	your	eye	with	its	solitary	
                                                                                          Kunsthistorisches	Museum	(Museum	of	Fine	Arts).	There	the	
                      spire. From the square, you’ll make your way past the elegant
                                                                                          art historian will take you on a knowledgeable guided tour of
                      designer	shops	of	Kohlmarkt	(Cabbage	Market)	and	Graben	
                                                                                          the museum’s vast holdings, which include the largest group
                      (“the	trench”),	a	legendary	street	in	the	city	center	that	was	
                                                                                          of Bruegel works in the world, extensive collections that once
                      once part of a Roman encampment called Vindobona. You’ll
                                                                                          belonged to the Habsburgs, Raphael’s Madonna in the Meadow,
                      also	see	the	stunning	Pestsäule	(Plague	Column),	which	rises	
                                                                                          and Vermeer’s The Allegory of Painting.
                      prominently above the street. This sculpture was commissioned
                      by Emperor Leopold I in memory of the citizens who died             After you’ve had time to roam the museum and museum store
                      during the plague of 1679. Eventually, you will reach the awe-      on your own, you’ll hop back onto the motorcoach and return
                      inspiring architectural centerpiece of Vienna, Stephansdom          to the ship.
                      (St.	Stephen’s	Cathedral).
                                                                                          Irresistible Optional Excursion: Schönbrunn Palace
                      You’ll then have leisure time to explore more of this beautiful
                                                                                          Transformed from a hunting lodge to a stunning palace rivaling
                      city on your own. Discover the delightful contradictions of
                                                                                          Versailles, Schönbrunn Palace is a must-see on any visit to
                      the Austrian capital further. Vienna is old; Vienna is new.
                                                                                          Austria. This Habsburg summer residence was merely a
                      Over 100 museums beckon you to delve into their depths.
                                                                                          work-in-progress until the reign of the 23-year-old Empress
                      You might wish to explore the Albertina Museum: it houses
                                                                                          Maria Theresa began in 1740. Under her guidance, the palace
                      an incredible collection of graphic arts, including one million
                                                                                          became the center of Austrian politics and society. Today, this
                      old master prints, and an impressive collection of works by
                                                                                          Baroque monument delights the eye with its ornate architecture,
                      19th- and 20th-century painters, ranging from Renoir to
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                                                                                                                                                            Bucharest to Vienna
                                                                                          extravagant gardens, and glorious 18th- and 19th-century
                      Rothko. Alternatively, you can encounter Viennese coffee-house
                                                                                          interiors. Your tour will focus on the imperial rooms from the
                      culture at one of the dozens of traditional cafés in Vienna’s
                                                                                          era of Franz Joseph and his beloved Empress Elisabeth, known
                      Old City. You will reconnect with the group at Stephansdom
                                                                                          as Sissi, whose popularity throughout Europe during the Gilded
                      and make your way back to the Albertina, where you will
                                                                                          Age was unmatched by anyone before her.
                      reboard the motorcoach and return to the ship.
                                                                                          Irresistible Optional Excursion: Mozart and Strauss concert in
                      Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the
                                                                                          a Viennese concert hall
                      tour lands on a Monday, the Mozart House will be visited instead.
                                                                                          While you’re in Vienna, you can never have too much music, so
                      Choice Is Yours Featured Excursion: Exclusive “Vienna, City
                                                                                          consider joining us for a night on the town at one of Vienna’s
                      of Arts” tour with art historian guide
                                                                                          most famous concert halls for a performance of Mozart and
                      An art historian provides expert guidance throughout this           Strauss. This jewel box hall provides the perfect setting for
                      exciting tour, beginning with a panoramic ride along Prater         Mozart arias, along with some of the beautiful orchestral
                      Street	and	around	part	of	the	Ringstrasse	(Ring	Road).	Your	        pieces which Vienna is so famous for. The evening concludes
                      first stop will be at the Upper Belvedere, one half of the          with a drive alongside the glimmering lights of the Ringstrasse
                      Baroque palace complex built in the 1700s for Prince                back to the ship.

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                      Eugene of Savoy, whose city home it was. The Upper
                      Belvedere is home to the world’s largest Gustav Klimt                       |
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                      collection, including his famed painting The Kiss. The two          Disembark the ship. If your cruise/tour package includes a
                      halves of the Belvedere palace complex are connected by             group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private
                      splendid Baroque gardens, which feature beautiful sculptures        departure transfer, you will be transferred to Vienna
                      and fountains as well as incredible views of Vienna. A true         International Airport for your flight home. Or continue your
                      pioneer of Modernism, Klimt spent most of his life in Vienna;       vacation and join our extension to beautiful Prague.
                      in 2012, the city is celebrating the 150th anniversary of his


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                               Tour and General                                                    the guests, and the intent of the overall product delivery. Any
                                                                                                   such modifications to excursions will not result in eligibility
                                                                                                   for a refund.
                               Information                                                         Can the itinerary change? What happens if it
                                                                                                   does change?
                               Frequently Asked Questions
                                                                                                   You can count on the value of Uniworld’s experience and
                               What about the weather?                                             regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise/tour
                                                                                                   even when conditions beyond our control occur. The very
                               Prepare for a variety of weather conditions depending on
                                                                                                   nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and
                               your travel season and the river you will be cruising on.
                                                                                                   locks means that there will be times when weather or other
                               Layering clothing items is always your best bet, as this
                                                                                                   conditions in a region require Uniworld to make adjustments
                               allows each person to adjust to any temperature, including
                                                                                                   and modifications to the operation of an itinerary. Although
                               artificially maintained temperature, by removing or adding
                                                                                                   every effort is made to keep itineraries as advertised, Uniworld
                               items throughout the day.
                                                                                                   reserves the right to make changes and substitutions as may
                               What should I wear ashore?                                          be necessary to ensure the safety of our guests and the vessels.
                                                                                                   Itineraries may need to be altered specifically because of
                               Comfortable, sporty, smart-casual daywear is appropriate
                                                                                                   water levels. Time permitting, every possible effort will be
                               both onshore and onboard. For holiday season departures,
                                                                                                   made to alert guests in advance of boarding of any known
                               you’ll find that coats, sweatshirts, heavier cotton or wool tops
                                                                                                   changes. Otherwise, all guests will be informed onboard of
                               and long-sleeved shirts, and corduroy or heavy khaki pants
                                                                                                   changes and amendments. Any changes to itineraries,
                               perfectly suitable. You will find a significant amount of walking
                                                                                                   including the addition of extensive motorcoach touring to
                               over uneven terrain during your time ashore. We recommend
                                                                                                   effect delivery of the intended itinerary operation, will not
                               comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. Don’t
                                                                                                   result in eligibility for a refund.
                               forget	to	pack	a	waterproof	jacket	(preferably	hooded),	or	
                               even a heavier-weight coat for colder temperatures.                 What time will excursions depart?
                               I have concerns about my physical ability.                          All shore excursions are carefully coordinated to the ship’s
                                                                                                   daily schedule. Just prior to dinner each evening, or perhaps
                               What do I do?
                                                                                                   earlier, your Cruise Manager will brief all guests about what
                               Guests with mobility concerns need to discuss their concerns        activities will take place the next day. This briefing includes
                               with Uniworld staff in advance of their departure. Guests           information about departure times, specifics about the
                               requiring the use of a mobility device, such as a wheelchair,       shore excursions/tours not covered in this booklet, suggested
                               motorized scooter, or walker, may not be able to participate        shopping and restaurant recommendations, and other
                               in many shore excursions or use them onboard the ships.             important information about the port of call. In addition
                               Also, guests who may be limited in their ability to walk long       to the briefing, a daily program will be distributed to each




                                                                                                                                                                      Tour and General Information
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                               distances may also have difficulties, as there is often uneven      guest’s stateroom every evening. This program provides a
                               terrain on many shore excursions.                                   written overview of all events taking place the next day—
                                                                                                   whether onboard or ashore.
                               How accurate are the shore excursion/tour
                               descriptions?                                                       How can I book the optional excursions listed in
                               Uniworld does everything possible to ensure that shore              the booklet?
                               excursions are performed as promoted and as outlined in             Reservations for the optional excursions on your cruise can
                               the previous pages. In certain circumstances or for reasons         be made directly with your Cruise Manager onboard the ship.
                               beyond the control of Uniworld, it may not be possible or           Charges for optional excursions will be added to your onboard
                               practical for the excursion to be performed exactly as written.     account. On pre- and post-cruise extensions, payment for
                               The decision to not operate, to alter the operation, change         optional excursions will be made directly with your Local
                               content, and/or otherwise adjust or modify any element of the       Host via credit cards. We cannot accept cash payments for
                               excursion as advertised is at the sole discretion of Uniworld,      optional excursions. A briefing will be held the day prior to
                               always taking into account the safety and best interests of

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                                                                                                                 Notes
                               go over any information you may need to make an informed
                               purchase decision. Operation of optional excursions is
                                                                                                  ____________________________________
                               subject to a minimum number of participants. No refunds
                               are available for any optional excursions canceled by the          ____________________________________
                               guest within 24 hours of the start of the excursion, or if the
                               excursion was pre-purchased.                                       ____________________________________
                               Does each motorcoach or walking group have its                     ____________________________________
                               own tour guide?
                               Yes. Each motorcoach or walking group has its own English-         ____________________________________
                               speaking local tour guide. Uniworld tries very hard to ensure
                               that our guides are of the highest quality, well-versed in
                                                                                                  ____________________________________
                               their subjects, and most of all, making sure that you have
                                                                                                  ____________________________________
                               the best possible time ashore.
                                                                                                  ____________________________________
                               What about tipping?
                               Gratuities should always be in accordance with each                ____________________________________
                               guest’s personal satisfaction. And Uniworld endeavors
                               to work with the best local guides available. Please refer         ____________________________________
                               to the “Gratuities” section of this book for specific
                               recommendations and guidelines.                                    ____________________________________
                               What is the transportation like on excursions?                     ____________________________________
                               Uniworld works with some of the world’s best tour companies,
                                                                                                  ____________________________________
                               all of which are chosen with exact standards in mind. To
                               ensure your maximum enjoyment of each excursion, all               ____________________________________
                               motorcoaches seat 40 – 45 people and are air-conditioned
                               whenever possible. There are a few destinations where the          ____________________________________
                               equipment may not be of a similar standard and, in such
                               cases, the best possible transportation will be arranged.          ____________________________________
                               Rest stops are provided throughout the course of the
                               excursion, as most motorcoaches used for excursions will           ____________________________________
                               not have onboard toilets.
                                                                                                  ____________________________________
                               Is smoking allowed on shore excursions/tours?
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                               Smoking is not allowed while on the motorcoach, and
                                                                                                  ____________________________________
                               many historical venues now request that visitors not smoke
                                                                                                  ____________________________________
                               anywhere on site. We ask all our guests who smoke not to
                               do so while on excursions /tours.                                  ____________________________________
                               Responsibility and Waiver                                          ____________________________________
                               The Passenger accepts the terms and conditions of the
                               Passenger Ticket Contract when participating in any organized      ____________________________________
                               shore excursion/tour that is provided by Uniworld. Participation
                               in some shore excursions or tours may also be subject to an        ____________________________________
                               independent operator’s own Terms and Conditions.
                                                                                                  ____________________________________
                                                                                                  ____________________________________

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