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Athens Post-Cruise Extension

A trip to delight any Classicist, culinary enthusiast, or simply the culturally curious, this 4-day stay in Athens offers a brief and wonderful taste of Greece’s famous capital city. Your luxury hotel in the heart of town will be the perfect jumping point for the exciting experiences we have planned for you, including dinner with a local in their home, a trip up to the Parthenon, and a foodie tour of popular Greek treats.

Included in your 4-day stay:

  • 3 nights at the Divani Caravel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily, 1 dinner
  • All service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Home-Hosted Dinner
  • Highlights of Athens City Tour
  • Taste of Greece Walking Tour
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flights to Athens
  • Services of a local guide

Day to Day:

2024 Athens Post-Cruise/Tour Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

Day 1: Athens
FEATURED EXCURSION: Home-Hosted Dinner
Once you have collected your luggage and exited the baggage claim area, 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. Athens, the capital of Greece, boasts a plethora of excellent museums and galleries, historical cobbled streets, tavernas and cafes, and colorful shops and street vendors, all on your doorstep.

In the evening, you will be transferred to a local home to experience some famous Greek hospitality—locally known as philoxenia—whilst dining on traditional dishes and learning of life in Athens from your wonderful host.

Day 2: Athens
FEATURED EXCURSION: Highlights of Athens City Tour
After enjoying a wonderful breakfast at your hotel, meet your driver and expert guide and depart to explore Athens and its iconic monuments. Today’s experience includes an abundance of highlights: stop at the Panathinaikos stadium used to host the first modern Olympic games in 1898, view the colossal ruins of the Temple of Zeus, visit the mighty Acropolis and the stunning Acropolis Museum, and continue on to take in views of the vibrant capital.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city further. May we suggest relaxing in one of the many atmospheric street cafes?

Day 3: Athens
FEATURED EXCURSION: Taste of Greece Walking Tour
Experience Athens today through its tastes, sounds, and sites on a guided walking tour of the city center and its markets. The day starts close to Syntagma square, where you will have the opportunity to try fragrant Greek coffee, traditionally brewed on hovoli—heated sand. Stop at a favorite historical bakery to taste the famous Greek spanakopita before continuing on to the central market area of Athens. Try local tidbits, such as olives, fragrant cheeses, and cured meats at various vendors selling their produce.

Greek cuisine is enriched with wonderfully aromatic herbs and spices, and we discover these at little local shops located close to Monastiraki square. Monastiraki, home to the lively flea market, is full of colorful shops selling local crafts and souvenirs. Take a well-deserved break and stop to savor souvlaki—tender marinated meat on skewers with various accompaniments.

Afterwards our stroll takes us to Thission, a great vantage point in historical Athens, boasting stunning views of the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, and the impeccable temple of Hephaestus. Try a pick me up of a traditional Greek Mountain tea—or, if you prefer, tsipouro, a fiery Greek spirit. Then opt to either stay in the center for some time at leisure or return to the hotel for a lovely afternoon Greek siesta!

Day 4: Athens
Your wonderful Athens extension ends today after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Athens airport to catch your onward flight.

Pricing:

$2,399 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $1,500.

Athens & Santorini Post-Cruise Extension

From ancient wonders to sun-kissed island vistas, Greece makes for one truly extraordinary travel destination. Split your stay between Athens and Santorini, each rich in history, culture, excellent cuisine, and awe-inspiring sights. Sample the local fare, including some island-grown wines, and sail around Santorini’s caldera.

Included in your 6-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Divani Caravel in Athens (or similar)
  • 3 nights at the Orama Hotel or Majestic Hotel in Santorini (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily, 1 dinner, and 1 meal during the Santorini cruise
  • All service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Highlights of Athens City Tour
  • Santorini Walking Tour with Local Dinner
  • Caldera Cruise
  • Santorini Villages with Wine Tasting
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flights to Athens and to Santorini
  • Services of a local guide

Day to Day:

2024 Athens & Santorini Post-Cruise/Tour Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

Day 1: Athens
Once you have collected your luggage and exited the baggage claim area, 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. Athens, the capital of Greece, boasts a plethora of excellent museums and galleries, historical cobbled streets, tavernas and cafes, and colorful shops and street vendors, all on your doorstep.

Perhaps enjoy the sumptuous local cuisine in one of the local restaurants.

Day 2: Athens
FEATURED EXCURSION: Highlights of Athens City Tour
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, meet your driver and expert guide and depart to explore Athens and its iconic monuments. Today’s experience includes an abundance of highlights: stop at the Panathinaikos stadium used to host the first modern Olympic games in 1898, view the colossal ruins of the Temple of Zeus, visit the mighty Acropolis and the stunning Acropolis Museum, and continue on to take in views of the vibrant capital.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city further. May we suggest relaxing in one of the many atmospheric street cafes?

Day 3: Santorini
FEATURED EXCURSION: Santorini Walking Tour with Local Dinner
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Athens before being transferred to Athens airport. After arriving in Santorini and taking time to settle into your lovely hotel, meet your expert guide in the afternoon and set out for Fira to explore the wonderful capital town of Santorini. You’ll learn about the island’s fascinating history and hear stories of its unique formation. Afterwards, take in a captivating view of the caldera—a bay on the island created by an ancient volcanic eruption.

This evening, taste a tantalizing selection of Santorini dishes at a local restaurant, accompanied by wine from the island. Your evening ends with an included transfer back to your hotel.

Day 4: Santorini
FEATURED EXCURSION: Caldera Cruise
Today, a truly remarkable experience awaits on a cruise sailing in the world-famous Santorini caldera. Take in its many stunning sights including the hot springs, the Red Beach and the White Beach, and incredible views of the island from the sea. The cruise departs from the picturesque port of Amoudi and is offered either in the morning or afternoon with round trip transfers included. A wonderful meal on board with drinks is included—depending on the time of day this cruise operates; the meal will be either a lunch or a dinner.

Day 5: Santorini
FEATURED EXCURSION: Santorini Villages with Wine Tasting
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, together with your expert guide and private driver you’ll discover some of the tranquil villages of Santorini, where the cobblestone streets are filled with vibrant colors, unique architecture, picture perfect blue domes, and whitewashed cubic houses.

Visit the villages of Pyrgos and Emporio and experience traditional Santorini at its best. Afterwards, visit a delightful boutique winery where you will gain an understanding of the special methods of growing grapes and have the chance to sample the distinct varieties that make Santorini wines so unique.

The rest of the day is at leisure to soak up this Cycladic island’s ambience.

Day 6: Santorini
Your Greek odyssey comes to an end today, after breakfast be transferred to Santorini’s airport for your onward flight.

Pricing:

$4,199 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $2,000.

Budapest Pre-Cruise Extension

Bisected by the Danube, Budapest combines old and new, East and West with vibrant and inviting grace. Made up of two parts—Buda, on the east side of the river, and Pest, on the west—the city offers dazzling architecture, welcoming cafés and startling reminders of both recent and long-ago history.

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Budapest Walking Tour with Rock Hospital
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Day to Day:

2024 Budapest Pre-Cruise Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

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 date 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 golden frescoes.

Day 3: Budapest
After breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel. You’ll have some free time before your river cruise adventure 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. In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to the ship to start your incredible journey along the Danube River.

Pricing:

$799 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $379.

Budapest Post-Cruise Extension

Bisected by the Danube, Budapest combines old and new, East and West with vibrant and inviting grace. Made up of two parts—Buda, on the east side of the river, and Pest, on the west—the city offers dazzling architecture, welcoming cafés and startling reminders of both recent and long-ago history.

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Budapest Walking Tour with Rock Hospital
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Day to Day:

2024 Budapest Post-Cruise Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

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 date 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 golden frescoes.

Day 2: Budapest
Enjoy a day in Budapest at your leisure. It’s a large and eclectic city, with fascinating sites to explore everywhere you look. Perhaps you’d like to visit the thermal baths, explore one of the city’s iconic ruin pubs, or take in the awe-inspiring views from the top of Gellért Hill.

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

Pricing:

$799 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $379.

Prague Pre-Cruise Extension

Visiting the “City of Spires” is the perfect way to begin or end your enchanting cruise. Prague has been a center of arts, commerce, and politics for a thousand years, and it offers a stunning array of medieval, baroque, and art nouveau architecture.

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Cosmopolitan Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Prague Old Town & Castle District
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Day to Day:

2024 Prague Pre-Cruise Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

Day 1: Prague
Once you have cleared customs at Václav Havel Airport Prague, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will help you check into the hotel. You can choose to rest or go out and explore the city. Your local host will be happy to offer additional suggestions.

Day 2: Prague
FEATURED EXCURSION: Prague Old Town & Castle District
After breakfast, begin a magical tour of the city of Prague. Prague enjoyed a golden age in the 14th century, under the rule of Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, and many of the buildings in the UNESCO-designated city core date to that era.

Prague Castle dates back even earlier. Construction on the oldest parts of the complex began in the 9th century. A drive across the Vltava River (you might know the Vltava as the Moldau, the namesake of the beautiful tone poem by beloved Czech composer Bedřich Smetana) brings you to the sprawling complex of towers, halls, cathedrals, courtyards, and houses, where kings, emperors, and presidents have had their offices for almost a millennium. Step down from the motorcoach and walk inside the castle's protective walls, taking in the Gothic structure of St. Vitus Cathedral, which took 600 years to build, and Vladislav Hall, whose intricate stone-vaulting system was one of the most advanced engineering feats of the late Middle Ages.

After visiting St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Royal Palace, you can choose between re-boarding the motorcoach for a ride back to the hotel or continuing your guided walk through the picturesque Lesser Quarter to Charles Bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks. The walking tour will end in Old Town Square, which is surrounded by majestic buildings, including the Church of Our Lady before Týn and Prague's City Hall, which boasts a famous medieval astronomical clock.

MASTERPIECE COLLECTION*: Terezín & Concentration Camp
Terezín is a fortress built by the Enlightenment ruler Josef II. Although the building, named for his mother Maria Theresa, was supposed to be used for defense, it became infamous first as a prison and later, during World War II, as a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp. You will also visit the Terezín Monument dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust and pay tribute to people's indefatigable bravery and the will to live.

Day 3: Prague
Use the morning to do any last-minute shopping or go for one last stroll through this beautiful capital. After lunch, it’s time for your exciting Uniworld river cruise to begin!

*Masterpiece Collection are optional experiences that go above and beyond our daily selection of included excursions and can be booked for an additional fee. Select Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences can be pre-booked. Please note that requests to pre-book must be made by calling our Reservations Team no later than 6 days prior to departure and are subject to availability. Some venues are limited in the number of guests they can accommodate. Guests can book onboard (space permitting) and pay in Euros. Pre-booked Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences are refundable up to 48 hours prior to the cruise/tour start date; if inside of 48 hours they are non-refundable. Select Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences require a minimum number of participants and are subject to cancellation (with full refund) if minimum is not met. Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences are non-commissionable. Prices are subject to change. Masterpiece Collection excursions may not operate if they occur on a holiday or if they require a minimum number of participants and that minimum is not met.

Pricing:

$1,049 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $359.

Prague Post-Cruise Extension

Visiting the “City of Spires” is the perfect way to begin or end your enchanting cruise. Prague has been a center of arts, commerce, and politics for a thousand years, and it offers a stunning array of medieval, baroque, and art nouveau architecture.

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Cosmopolitan Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Prague Old Town & Castle District
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Day to Day:

2024 Prague Post-Cruise Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

Day 1: Prague
Once you disembark the ship, you will be transferred to Prague 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: Prague
FEATURED EXCURSION: Prague Old Town & Castle District
After breakfast, begin a magical tour of the city of Prague. Prague enjoyed a golden age in the 14th century, under the rule of Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, and many of the buildings in the UNESCO-designated city core date to that era.

Prague Castle dates back even earlier. Construction on the oldest parts of the complex began in the 9th century. A drive across the Vltava River (you might know the Vltava as the Moldau, the namesake of the beautiful tone poem by beloved Czech composer Bedřich Smetana) brings you to the sprawling complex of towers, halls, cathedrals, courtyards, and houses, where kings, emperors, and presidents have had their offices for almost a millennium. Step down from the motorcoach and walk inside the castle's protective walls, taking in the Gothic structure of St. Vitus Cathedral, which took 600 years to build, and Vladislav Hall, whose intricate stone-vaulting system was one of the most advanced engineering feats of the late Middle Ages.

After visiting St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Royal Palace, you can choose between re-boarding the motorcoach for a ride back to the hotel or continuing your guided walk through the picturesque Lesser Quarter to Charles Bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks. The walking tour will end in Old Town Square, which is surrounded by majestic buildings, including the Church of Our Lady before Týn and Prague's City Hall, which boasts a famous medieval astronomical clock.

MASTERPIECE COLLECTION*: Terezín & Concentration Camp
Terezín is a fortress built by the Enlightenment ruler Josef II. Although the building, named for his mother Maria Theresa, was supposed to be used for defense, it became infamous first as a prison and later, during World War II, as a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp. You will also visit the Terezín Monument dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust and pay tribute to people's indefatigable bravery and the will to live.

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

*Masterpiece Collection are optional experiences that go above and beyond our daily selection of included excursions and can be booked for an additional fee. Select Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences can be pre-booked. Please note that requests to pre-book must be made by calling our Reservations Team no later than 6 days prior to departure and are subject to availability. Some venues are limited in the number of guests they can accommodate. Guests can book onboard (space permitting) and pay in Euros. Pre-booked Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences are refundable up to 48 hours prior to the cruise/tour start date; if inside of 48 hours they are non-refundable. Select Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences require a minimum number of participants and are subject to cancellation (with full refund) if minimum is not met. Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences are non-commissionable. Prices are subject to change. Masterpiece Collection excursions may not operate if they occur on a holiday or if they require a minimum number of participants and that minimum is not met.

Pricing:

$1,049 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $359.

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