Luxury River Cruising on the Rhine

“Probably the most enjoyable vacation my wife and I have ever had.”

- Gary, Legendary Rhine & Moselle, 2015 (5-star Feefo guest review)


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A River of Myth & Legend

The Rhine River Valley seems straight out of the pages of a storybook, a land of half-timbered houses, fairytale castles, and ruined fortresses looming atop craggy hills. There’s no better way to explore this magical place than onboard a luxurious Uniworld river cruise, enjoying gracious service, Signature Lectures by local historians, and a choice of expertly-led excursions—many exclusive to our guests. Standing on the top deck, watching the scenery turn increasingly dramatic, you’ll be captivated by the tale of Loreley, the beautiful maiden who seduced sailors with her siren songs. And who could blame them? No doubt you too will fall under the spell of the bewitching Rhine…


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Epicurean Enchantment

Senses stirred and spirits rekindled, you venture down to the ship’s dining room to see what culinary delights await. Breakfasts and lunches are lavish affairs onboard every Uniworld journey, with something to tantalize every palate. Relax over pre-dinner drinks in the lounge, where the bartender remembers your companion likes Grey Goose martinis, and that you prefer Glenfiddich served neat. Make it a double—drinks are complimentary on this all-inclusive cruise. Dinner is a sumptuous multi-course feast of regionally-inspired dishes paired with distinctive local wines. For dessert, perhaps a slice of Black Forest Cake or other luscious local favorite is the ideal way to end a meal—and a day—that has truly surpassed all expectations.


"The service was outstanding. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give them an 11. "
Carole, Castles along the Rhine, 2015 (5-star Feefo guest review)
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The Uniworld Experience, Continued Onshore

Castles

Wines

Artistic Muse

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Castles & Fortresses

It seems that every castle and rock along the Rhine comes with its own fascinating fable, particularly along the UNESCO-protected 36-mile stretch known as the Romantic Rhine, which boasts more fortresses and castles than anywhere else in the world. Savor the region’s renowned splendor on Uniworld’s Castles along the Rhine cruise, where you’ll have ample opportunities to venture ashore and choose your own adventure—perhaps an exhilarating aerial tram ride to a hilltop fortress for an astounding view, a private wine tasting at Castle Vollrads, an Alsatian-style “Village Day,” and many other once-in-a-lifetime experiences you’ll rave about for years to come.

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Wines of the Rheingau

Winemaking along the Rhine has a long and distinguished history that dates back to ancient Roman times. Today, the most scenic sections of the Rhine pass through three of Germany’s 11 designated wine regions, each with their own special characteristics and charms. Uniworld’s Legendary Rhine & Moselle itinerary is a wonderful way to explore the Rheingau, perhaps Germany’s most prestigious wine region. Indulge in private wine tastings, meet local growers, cycle past scenic vineyards, or dare to try something completely different on an exclusive visit to a vinegar estate—utterly unique (and unexpectedly delicious) elixirs made from wine vinegars.

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The Rhine as Artistic Muse

The writers and artists of the Romantic Era were enchanted by the Rhine’s unspoiled beauty, bucolic villages and picturesque ruins, and many of these idyllic tableaus are still yours to discover today. Onboard Uniworld’s popular European Jewels cruise, you can wander amongst Heidelberg’s romantic castle ruins with a local expert. Venture inside the Würzburg Residence to witness a treasure trove of baroque art and architecture. Ride a cable car over lush vineyards, filled with endless rows of gnarled grapevines planted centuries ago. Rocket from the past to the future inside a high-tech BMW production facility, the birthplace of “the ultimate driving machine.” Join us, and see how this extraordinary river inspires you!