Salzburg Austria

Budapest

Included in your 3-day stay:

• 2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar)
• Breakfast daily and all gratuities, service charges, taxes and porterage
• Budapest walking discovery tour with Rock Hospital
• English-speaking expert
• All transfers

Pricing:

$519 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $219.

Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Budapest.

Day to Day:

  • DAY 1: Budapest
    Once you’ve cleared customs, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel. There you will check in, drop off your bags and, if you wish, go out and explore the city on your own. Your Uniworld local host can offer suggestions for your leisure time.

    DAY 2: Budapest
    FEATURED EXCURSION: Budapest walking tour with Rock Hospital
    Explore the Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, a former emergency hospital and nuclear bunker located underneath Buda Castle Hill. This museum pays homage to the almost six-mile stretch of interconnected caves and cellars that dates back to World War II. After, take the elevator up to the Castle District for a stroll around. Enjoy panoramic views of Pest across the way, and walk along famed museums and attractions, like Matthias Church. Marvel at its breathtaking architecture, beautiful stained-glass windows and gold frescoes.

    MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION: Szentendre artist’s village and crafts shopping
    Head to the charming little town of Szentendre, with its well-preserved 17th-century houses and active community of artists and craftspeople. A guide will introduce you to the village’s main street, which is also its primary shopping boulevard. Here you’ll find all the traditional Hungarian arts and crafts you can imagine, including ceramics, hand-embroidered blouses and tablecloths, and wool sweaters, as well as fine Herend porcelain and Tokaji wines. You can then visit either the Margit Kovács Ceramics Museum or the unique Szabo Marzipan Museum, which features a display of the Hungarian Parliament building made entirely out of marzipan.

    MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION: Budapest by night
    See Budapest at its most magical tonight. Kick off this special evening with a traditional Hungarian repast—including, of course, palinkas, goulash and paliscintas—and toast your companions to the romantic, evocative sound of gypsy violins in a traditional restaurant. Then, as the lights come on and illuminate the city’s landmarks, roll down broad Andrássy Avenue, its elegant shops alight, admire the twinkling lights from the bridges reflected in the wide Danube, and take in views of the splendid opera house, the cathedral, the castle, the stunning Parliament building. Perhaps the best view of all is from the heights of the Castle District.

    You have the rest of the day and evening to check out some of the highlights of the city on your own. You might visit one of Budapest’s legendary mineral hot springs spas. The Gellért Baths are in a gorgeous art nouveau building that is well worth seeing in and of itself, but while you’re there, why not relax in the mineral-rich waters. If you’re interested in the darker side of history, take a tour of the House of Terror, which reveals the grim 20th-century history of the city. The building first housed Nazis and then the Communist secret police; hundreds were tortured and executed here, and exhibits name both victims and perpetrators. If you’d prefer an active day, rent a bicycle and peddle around Margaret Island, or join a group exploring some of the fascinating caves under the city. Once darkness falls, have a drink at one of the “ruin” bars in the old Jewish quarter; these eclectic, funky establishments might perfectly embody Budapest’s gift for reconciling hard times with optimism and joie de vivre.

    DAY 3: Budapest
    MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION: Hungarian cooking class
    The Great Market Hall is a foodie destination in and of itself, but seeing it with a local chef adds special piquancy to your visit. The ground floor (designed with a center aisle wide enough for wagons to roll down the middle back in the 1890s, when it was first built) offers produce and butcher stands, the upper levels provide prepared food, liquor and souvenirs—but your chef guide will take you into the basement where you’ll find a plethora of pickled foods. Pick out your paprika and other ingredients, then head to the immaculate, modern—but cozy—Chef Parade kitchen. You’ll prepare a traditional Hungarian soup (luscious sour cherry, perhaps?), learn the secret of making featherlight dumplings to go with your main course (whether it’s chicken paprikash or pork pörkölt, it will require ample amounts of Hungarian paprika), and try your hand at making a typical Hungarian dessert. It’s a delicious way to discover classic Magyar cooking.

    After breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel. You have some free time before your epic journey along the Danube River begins, so you might explore on your own: Perhaps you’d like to take the funicular from the foot of Chain Bridge up to the top of Castle Hill and visit the castle that gives the district its name (long ago it was a royal residence but these days it houses a museum).

  • DAY 1: Budapest
    FEATURED EXCURSION: Budapest walking tour with Rock Hospital
    Explore the Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, a former emergency hospital and nuclear bunker located underneath Buda Castle Hill. This museum pays homage to the almost six-mile stretch of interconnected caves and cellars that dates back to World War II. After, take the elevator up to the Castle District for a stroll around. Enjoy panoramic views of Pest across the way, and walk along famed museums and attractions, like Matthias Church. Marvel at its breathtaking architecture, beautiful stained-glass windows and gold frescoes.

    MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION: Budapest by night
    See Budapest at its most magical tonight. Kick off this special evening with a traditional Hungarian repast—including, of course, palinkas, goulash and paliscintas—and toast your companions to the romantic, evocative sound of gypsy violins in a traditional restaurant. Then, as the lights come on and illuminate the city’s landmarks, roll down broad Andrássy Avenue, its elegant shops alight, admire the twinkling lights from the bridges reflected in the wide Danube, and take in views of the splendid opera house, the cathedral, the castle, the stunning Parliament building. Perhaps the best view of all is from the heights of the Castle District.

    You have the rest of the day and evening to check out some of the highlights of the city on your own. Perhaps you’d like to take the funicular from the foot of Chain Bridge up to the top of Castle Hill and visit the castle that gives the district its name (long ago it was a royal residence, but these days it houses a museum) or stroll through the newly restored gardens at the foot of the hill. You’ll find a surprising collection of modern art at the Ludwig Museum.

    DAY 2: Budapest
    MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION: Hungarian cooking class
    The Great Market Hall is a foodie destination in and of itself, but seeing it with a local chef adds special piquancy to your visit. The ground floor (designed with a center aisle wide enough for wagons to roll down the middle back in the 1890s, when it was first built) offers produce and butcher stands, the upper levels provide prepared food, liquor and souvenirs—but your chef guide will take you into the basement where you’ll find a plethora of pickled foods. Pick out your paprika and other ingredients, then head to the immaculate, modern—but cozy—Chef Parade kitchen. You’ll prepare a traditional Hungarian soup (luscious sour cherry, perhaps?), learn the secret of making featherlight dumplings to go with your main course (whether it’s chicken paprikash or pork pörkölt, it will require ample amounts of Hungarian paprika), and try your hand at making a typical Hungarian dessert. It’s a delicious way to discover classic Magyar cooking.

    MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION: Szentendre artist’s village and crafts shopping
    Head to the charming little town of Szentendre, with its well-preserved 17th-century houses and active community of artists and craftspeople. A guide will introduce you to the village’s main street, which is also its primary shopping boulevard. Here you’ll find all the traditional Hungarian arts and crafts you can imagine, including ceramics, hand-embroidered blouses and tablecloths, and wool sweaters, as well as fine Herend porcelain and Tokaji wines. You can then visit either the Margit Kovács Ceramics Museum or the unique Szabo Marzipan Museum, which features a display of the Hungarian Parliament building made entirely out of marzipan.

    After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll have the day to explore the city. Budapest is a mecca for lovers of art nouveau architecture: Check out the Franz Liszt Academy of Music for a particularly noteworthy example of the style. For a reminder of the centuries when Hungary was ruled by the Ottoman Turks, take a look at the 16th-century tomb of Gül Baba (and enjoy a Turkish coffee at the adjoining coffeehouse). If you’d like to try something a little different, visit one of Budapest’s legendary mineral hot springs spas. The Gellért Baths are in a gorgeous art nouveau building that is well worth seeing in and of itself, but while you’re there, why not relax in the mineral-rich water. If you’re interested in the darker side of history, take a tour of the House of Terror, which reveals the grim 20th-century history of the city. The building first housed Nazis and then the Communist secret police; hundreds were tortured and executed here, and exhibits name both victims and perpetrators. If you’d prefer an active day, rent a bicycle and peddle around Margaret Island, or join a group exploring some of the fascinating caves under the city. Once darkness falls, have a drink at one of the “ruin” bars in the old Jewish quarter; these eclectic, funky establishments might perfectly embody Budapest’s gift for reconciling hard times with optimism and joie de vivre.

    DAY 3: Budapest
    It’s time to check out of the hotel and head to the airport for your trip home. We hope you will enjoy the memories you’ve made for years to come.

Munich

Included in your 3-day stay:

• 2 nights at the Roomers Munich Hotel (or similar)
• Breakfast daily and all gratuities, service charges, taxes and porterage
• Munich “Do as the Locals Do” walking discovery tour
• English-speaking expert
• All transfers

All Dates (except dates below) Pricing:

$849 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $299.

September 22, 2019 sailing date - Extension Pricing:

$999 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $299.

September 29, 2019 sailing date - Extension Pricing:

$999 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $299.

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Passau.

Day to Day:

  • DAY 1: Munich
    Arrive at Munich Airport. If your cruise 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.

    DAY 2: Munich
    Munich is often called the most livable and lovable city in Germany, and the Bavarian capital definitely lives up to the hype. This economic powerhouse also has a village-like quaintness that makes it a delight to explore.

    FEATURED EXCURSION: “Do as the Locals Do” Munich walking tour
    Begin your walking tour of Munich by passing by the stately Hotel Bayerischer Hof, a five-star Grand Hotel built in 1841, that has continually remained a destination for the country’s most discerning visitors and celebrities. After a short ride on a street car, you’ll be dropped off at Max-Joseph-Platz, a famous square known for its collection of iconic buildings, with a monument of its namesake, King Maximilian Joseph, directly in the center. Wander past the Opera building to the high-end shopping district and core of the old town. There, you’ll bask in the beauty of the stunning Munich Residenz, the largest palace in Germany and the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria. Take a stroll through the narrow lanes of medieval Platzl Gassen, past gourmet ice cream shops and spice shops, on your way to the most famous beer hall in the world, Hofbräuhaus. Take a peek inside to see the beer mug safes and numerous historical rooms, each with its own distinct German charm and flair. Pass by the new synagogue and Jewish Museum on your way to the famous Viktualienmarkt, a farmer’s market often described as the beating heart of the city’s culinary scene. Open year-round, the market is a Munich institution and a wonderful area for mingling with locals and visitors alike, and for sampling traditional cuisine, including Weisswurst, fresh pretzels, locally-brewed specialties at its beer garden, Auszogne (essentially a Bavarian fried donut), gourmet cheeses, sauerkraut and more across its countless stalls. Choose to stay in town or follow your guide back to your hotel.

    MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION: Dachau Concentration Camp
    “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work Sets You Free”)—this notorious slogan appeared on the gate to Dachau, Hitler’s first concentration camp. Begin your tour with a short documentary film that gives you an overview of the camp’s grim history and use: It was the prototype for all succeeding camps and a training ground in brutality for the SS. Of the approximately 200,000 people imprisoned at Dachau over 12 years, about 41,500 died, and many more were shipped (or marched) from Dachau to other camps where they met their deaths. A guide takes you through the memorial site: Gravel oblongs mark the spots where the barracks stood, but the original bunker, crematorium, maintenance building and Jourhaus have been preserved, and the guard towers still loom over the grounds.

    DAY 3: Munich
    Use the morning to do any last-minute shopping or for one last stroll through this beautiful capital. After lunch on your own, it’s time for your exciting Uniworld river cruise to begin in Passau!

  • DAY 1: Munich
    Once you disembark the ship, you will be transferred to Munich by motorcoach. Upon arrival at the hotel, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will help you check in. This evening, you can choose to rest up at the hotel or go out and explore the city. Your local host will be happy to offer additional suggestions.

    DAY 2: Munich
    FEATURED EXCURSION: “Do as the Locals Do” Munich walking tour
    Begin your walking tour of Munich by passing by the stately Hotel Bayerischer Hof, a five-star Grand Hotel built in 1841, that has continually remained a destination for the country’s most discerning visitors and celebrities. After a short ride on a street car, you’ll be dropped off at Max-Joseph-Platz, a famous square known for its collection of iconic buildings, with a monument of its namesake, King Maximilian Joseph, directly in the center. Wander past the Opera building to the high-end shopping district and core of the old town. There, you’ll bask in the beauty of the stunning Munich Residenz, the largest palace in Germany and the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria. Take a stroll through the narrow lanes of medieval Platzl Gassen, past gourmet ice cream shops and spice shops, on your way to the most famous beer hall in the world, Hofbräuhaus. Take a peek inside to see the beer mug safes and numerous historical rooms, each with its own distinct German charm and flair. Pass by the new synagogue and Jewish Museum on your way to the famous Viktualienmarkt, a farmer’s market often described as the beating heart of the city’s culinary scene. Open year-round, the market is a Munich institution and a wonderful area for mingling with locals and visitors alike, and for sampling traditional cuisine, including Weisswurst, fresh pretzels, locally-brewed specialties at its beer garden, Auszogne (essentially a Bavarian fried donut), gourmet cheeses, sauerkraut and more across its countless stalls. Choose to stay in town or follow your guide back to your hotel.

    MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION: Dachau Concentration Camp
    “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work Sets You Free”)—this notorious slogan appeared on the gate to Dachau, Hitler’s first concentration camp. Begin your tour with a short documentary film that gives you an overview of the camp’s grim history and use: It was the prototype for all succeeding camps and a training ground in brutality for the SS. Of the approximately 200,000 people imprisoned at Dachau over 12 years, about 41,500 died, and many more were shipped (or marched) from Dachau to other camps where they met their deaths. A guide takes you through the memorial site: Gravel oblongs mark the spots where the barracks stood, but the original bunker, crematorium, maintenance building and Jourhaus have been preserved, and the guard towers still loom over the grounds.

    DAY 3: Munich
    After breakfast at the hotel, your journey will draw to a close and you’ll be transferred to Munich International Airport for your flight home. Though your Uniworld journey is over, we know the memories will last for years to come.

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