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Cruise down the rivers of France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, The Netherlands and Hungary and craft your adventure exactly the way you choose. It’s not merely a river cruise. It’s a full on, activity packed, culturally immersive, social and active travel experience.
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NORTHERN FRANCE AT A GLANCE
Pack your bags. You’re going to Paris. And Les Andelys, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Rouen, and Caudebec-en-Caux. It will be a week of historic sites, including the Palace of Versailles, the beaches of Normandy, Notre Dame and the Champs Elysées.
Departs Sunday, 4 August 2019 on 'The B'
Paris to Paris
WAS $2,999 PER PERSON
NOW $2,249 PER PERSON*, SAVE $750
We’re just being frank here, but Frankfurt is effortlessly cool and the perfect lead in for this 8-day adventure. Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg and Nuremberg will certainly live up to the hype as well. Discover the best of Deutschland on one amazing vacation.
Departs Saturday, 17 August 2019 on 'The A'
Frankfurt to Regensburg
WAS $2,699 PER PERSON
NOW $2,024 PER PERSON*, SAVE $675
A trip of a lifetime in Europe with U by Uniworld awaits you! Don't miss out, book by 31 December 2018 to save 25% off! Book your cruise today, simply fill out the enquiry form or give us a call on 1300 487 283 to book.
*Terms and conditions apply: Prices are person person, twin share in studio room for the advertised dates. 25% off is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2019 itineraries and departure dates only, made between 8 November 2018 and 31 December 2018. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. All fares and savings listed are in AUD. Fares featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person (unless otherwise noted) based on double occupancy. Rates for single guests are available upon request. Rates and savings vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer or program, except River Heritage Club savings/benefits. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. Tour itinerary was taken from the supplier. For more information please contact your itravel agent.
NORTHERN FRANCE AT A GLANCE
- 14 meals onboard
- Welcome party
- 2 dedicated U Hosts
- Included excursions
- U Time optional excursions
- Local DJ set
DAY 1 - PARIS
Embark and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
DAY 2 - VERNON & LES ANDELYS
INCLUDED - SEINE SIDE BIKE RIDE (AM)
Some places are best explored on two wheels. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along France’s enchanting Seine River. On this 5-mile adventure, you’ll stop in heritage-rich Vernon, a French commune midway between Paris and Rouen. Check out the famous old mill, the Château des Tourelles and the picturesque marina. Then it’s off to Giverny, an artist’s village set against the hills, for beautiful greenery and storybook views. Save your Instagram filters for another time. You won’t need them out here.
INCLUDED - COME HILL OR HIGH WATER (PM)
Get your hiking shoes ready, we’re headed to see one of the most breathtaking views in all of France. Head up the peak reaching the Château Gaillard for a view that overlooks the Seine and the scenic riverside town, Les Andelys. Snap photos, chat with other tourists or bring a beer and have a celebratory toast. It’s vacation after all!
U TIME - MONET'S GARDENS (AM)
Impressionist master Claude Monet lived in Giverny for 40 years, and his iconic ponds and lush flower gardens inspired some of his best-known work.
U TIME - KAYAK THE EURE RIVER, A SEINE TRIBUTARY (PM)
Leave the real world far behind as you kayak along the beautiful and tranquil Eure River with an expert coach.
DAY 3 - ROUEN
INCLUDED - ROUEN ORIENTATION WALK (AM)
Rouen, the city with hundreds of bell towers, medieval streets and half-timbered houses with slate roofs, has many surprises in store for you. Get a glimpse at an iconic cathedral painted by Claude Monet and Roy Lichtenstein, and see the inn where Julia Child sparked her culinary flame across from where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. As you stroll down Rue de la Republique and Rue Damiette, you’ll learn the secrets to building houses along these passages, before heading to the Gothic-style Rouen Cathedral. Venture inside for a look at its magnificent interior, architecture and recent renovations before walking along St. Nicolas street to the Gros-Horloge, a 14th-century astronomical clock. Later, enjoy free time in town or return to the ship.
INCLUDED - CYCLE ROUEN (PM)
Cycle through the town and marvel at the architecture and idyllic scenery of this historic town. Bike along the Seine riverbanks and follow the path to Old Rouen to observe colorful Renaissance-era and Gothic-style buildings. Continue along the path and visit the historic l’Aître Saint-Maclou cemetery, and ride along the Robec to discover the remains of the 60 mills built along the river.
U TIME - NORMANDY BEACHES: 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF EUROPE (AM)
Travel back in time to June 6, 1944, when the Allied forces launched their D-Day invasion of Normandy. You’ll visit historic beaches and stop at the American Cemetery for a special memorial ceremony. 2019 also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe. Later, get an up-close gander at the centuries-old (and incredibly long) Bayeux Tapestry.
DAY 4 - CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX & ROUEN
INCLUDED - HONFLEUR WANDER (AM)
Honfleur is the most picturesque and best-preserved port on France’s coastline. Take an adventure back into the Viking era, visiting the Vieux Bassin where the sailors’ dock, tall old timber-framed houses and the St. Catherine Church make for staggering pictures with #nofilter necessary. After you’ve gotten the lay of the land, join the U Honfleur treasure hunt to search for the lost treasure of the Vikings. You’ll use your photography skills to piece together the clues to win. Think you’ve got what it takes? On your drive back, cross le Pont de Normandie, the longest and tallest bridge in this part of Europe, and leave Viking country behind.
INCLUDED - CYCLE ABBAYE DU VALASSE (PM)
Follow your U Host into the forest for a scenic 19 km ride through the countryside that connects Caudebec-en-Caux to Abbaye du Valasse. Completely destroyed in the 15th-century, the abbey has been beautifully rebuilt. Socialize with your U crew and explore the historic abbey by bike. Spin class will never compare to this.
INCLUDED NIGHT OUT - ROUEN OLD CITY BAR CRAWL (PM)
Join your U-Host for a curated look at the city’s lively nightlife scene, stopping for drinks at memorable bars in Rouen’s atmospheric historic quarter.
U TIME - FROM SHIP TO SHORE (AM)
What you might have thought was just going to be a calm stroll through a historic fishing village at the former smugglers’ harbor of Vieux Bassin, is so much more! Sure, your guide will lead you on a tour through the town's tiny lanes lined with narrow 19th-century slate-roofed townhouses and elegant mansions, but after exploring around town, you’ll take a short walk to the Cliffs of Ètretat where the real adventure begins. Climb to the top of these legendary cliffs for the most breathtaking views in all of France and the perfect Instagram spot.
U TIME - LIVE LIKE A SAINT (PM)
On this fascinating excursion, you’ll get an in-depth tour of the Abbey of Saint Wandrille! Take a short drive through the countryside of Caudebec-En-Caux and arrive at the historic monastery where you’ll be greeted by Frère Julien, who will guide you through the abbey, explaining the history of its destructions, revival and current state. After the tour, enjoy a scenic drive back to the ship with a stop at Manoir de Retival for beer tasting and a memorable photo op. Culture and beer, what could be better?
DAY 5 - ROUEN
INCLUDED - WHAT’S FOR DINNER? (AM)
Follow your U chef onshore to Rouen’s fresh market in city’s center. Shop, explore, mingle, and sample the regional specialties in this bustling, authentic market. Select what you want to eat for dinner and your expert chef will prepare it to your exactly to your liking. Talk about fresh!
INCLUDED - HISTORY AT GROS HORLOGE (PM)
Want to experience authentic French culture? Visit Gros Horloge. Built in the late 14th century, this gothic clock tower is one of the largest of its kind. Experience communal bells that tell the story of French history at the top of every hour. Underneath the low hanging arch of the Gros Horloge is a renaissance pavilion that serves as a melting pot for locals and tourists alike. Socialize and explore, this bustling market square is like something out of a movie!
U TIME - REMOTE ISLAND CASTLE (AM)
Mont-Saint-Michel is truly something you have to see to believe exists. Reached only by train, you’ll explore everything this fairytale castle has to offer and score some once-in-a-lifetime pictures in its historic abbeys. This is one excursion you don’t want to miss.
U TIME - CHÂTEAU TEA TIME (PM)
Head to the Château du Champ de Bataille for tea time! Make your way to the Eure département of Upper Normandy to this historic castle owned by the world famous Parisian designer, Jacques Garcia. While there, you’ll sip some of the most delicious tea in all of France! Enjoy!
DAY 6 - CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE & PARIS
INCLUDED - THE GARDENS OF VERSAILLES (AM)
With over 50 fountains and 200,000 trees and flowers, the gardens surrounding the Palace of Versailles are truly fit for royalty. Spend time wandering this seemingly endless garden and maybe enjoy a boat or bike ride. The choice is yours!
INCLUDED - PARIS SHINES BRIGHT AT NIGHT (PM)
“The City of Light” shines brightest at night. Discover Paris in her evening dress with a walk under the bridges along the trendy streets and alluring Seine bank. From the Grenelle bridge, take the steps down to the island and check out the Statue of Liberty. Continue on the Allée des Cygnes and catch a glimpse of the metro on the viaduct. Thereon, you may choose to continue your shining evening with your U-Host, bar crawling the trendiest bars of the Latin Quarter.
U TIME - A DAY OF ROYALTY (AM)
Head to the Palace of Versailles for a day of royalty! Take a guided tour of the royal apartments of Louis XVI and learn how the royal family lived during the latter half of the 18th-century. Let your imagination run wild as this historic palace is yours to explore. Don’t forget to explore the palace gardens which need to be seen to be fully appreciated! Sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses!
DAY 7 - PARIS
INCLUDED - CHOICE OF 'PARISIAN ROOFTOPS' OR 'BIKE TOUR ALONG THE SEINE' (AM)
This morning you have your choice of one of these fun excursions in Paris: 1) PARISIAN ROOFTOPS: The rooftops of Paris have inspired countless artists and writers. Enjoy spectacular bird’s-eye views of the city on this one-of-a-kind tour; OR 2) BIKE TOUR ALONG THE SEINE: A two-wheeled tour is a great way to get your bearings in the City of Light. Trace the left river bank from the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral to the world-famous Eiffel Tower along Paris’ new urban biking trails. Highlights along the way include exploring the pristine Tuileries Gardens, riding around Île de la Cité and crossing through the Musée du Louvre for a “touch the pyramid” photo op.
INCLUDED - PARISIAN WATERWAYS (AM/PM)
Paris is a city that needs no introduction. Make the most of every moment there with Vedettes De Paris tickets. Follow the waterways while checking out all the must-see spots, including the Eiffel Tower, Orsay Museum, Latin Quarter at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, National Assembly and the Louvre Museum.
U TIME - THE LOUVRE (AM)
The Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most famous museums, as well as one of the most overwhelming. Enjoy walking inside the Jardin des Tuileries with your own local expert. Avoid option paralysis with a guided highlights tour.
U TIME - PARISIAN CUISINE (AM)
The City of Light is also a city for serious foodies. Your expert guide will take you to some of the best specialty food shops in trendy Montmartre, where you can taste delicious artisan breads, cheeses, wine, chocolate and more. Bon appétit!
U TIME - RETRO SIDECAR TOUR THROUGH PARIS' SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS QUARTER (PM)
Discover the best parts of Paris on this dazzling sidecar tour. Pass through the Eiffel Tower, and marvel at the work of well-known architects Gilles-Marie Oppenord and Giovanni Servandoni in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
U TIME - LADY MARMALADE (PM)
Experience a show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge, immortalized in paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec and synonymous with high-spirited music and can-can dancers. If you love feathers and sequins, this is an evening you’ll never forget.
DAY 8 - PARIS
Disembark and head off to your next adventure.
- 14 meals onboard
- Welcome party
- 2 dedicated U Hosts
- Included excursions
- U Time optional excursions
- Local DJ set
DAY 1 - FRANKFURT
INCLUDED NIGHT OUT - GERMANY'S MELTING POT (PM)
Arrive in the heart of the city and follow your host on a short orientation walk. Afterward, it’s off to the races! Experience Frankfurt, a cosmopolitan city built upon contrasts. Eat, drink and be merry in the traditional Ebbelwoi bars in Sachsenhausen. Then class it up and dance through the posh clubs in the banking district. Frankfurt is made up of people from 180 different nations. Wealthy bankers, college students and granola drop-outs coexist in a city home to some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers in all of Europe. Everybody belongs, and there’s plenty of fun to go around.
DAY 2 - ASCHAFFENBURG, MILTENBERG
INCLUDED - THE SCENIC CYCLE (AM)
Sleep in. Enjoy breakfast and coffee. Then meet up at Aschaffenburg's impressive Johannisburg Castle for a midmorning bike ride. The Main River and its surrounding landscape look beautiful this time of year, and it’s all yours on this 25-mile scenic journey. Make your way along the longest river lying entirely in Germany, stopping only to visit beautiful vineyards, historic villages and old-fashioned towns. Estimated pedal time: three hours.
INCLUDED - CHOICE OF 'BIKE THE BERGS' OR 'MILTENBERG CASTLE HIKE' (PM)
This morning you have your choice of one of these fun excursions in Miltenberg: 1) BIKE THE BERGS: Experience the best of Bavaria on two wheels! This bike tour starts off along the red sandstone shores of Miltenberg. Ride along lakes and nature reserves as you follow the Main to Freudenberg. One of the region’s smallest towns, Freudenberg was built directly on a mountain sitting underneath castle ruins. Explore the town and hopefully spot some local animals before riding back to the ship; OR 2) MILTENBERG CASTLE HIKE: Put your hiking shoes on and get to steppin. Follow the old Roman paths that lead through the Odenwald Forest to the castle fortress of Miltenberg. Dating back to the late 12th century, this castle was damaged during the Margrave Wars and the Thirty Years War. Today, it has been transformed into a museum holding both classic and contemporary art. We hear the views from the keep can’t be missed!
DAY 3 - LOHR, KARLSTADT & WÜRZBURG
INCLUDED - RIDE OF LOHR (AM)
Want to explore and get a workout in at the same time? We feel you. This bike ride along the Main will take you through the fairytale town of Lohr. As the home of Snow White and her seven dwarves, there’s plenty of magic to be discovered. Active bikers can press on for 20 more miles to the town of Karlstadt.
INCLUDED NIGHT OUT - WÜRZBURG’S LIVING ROOM (PM)
Munch on German cuisine and mingle with locals on the Old Main Bridge, a very homey gathering place. People sip Franconian wines and enjoy performances from local musicians and street artists. If you’re feeling adventurous, follow your host to the famous steep vineyards or surrounding landmarks like the Würzburg Cathedral and the Marienberg Fortress.
U TIME - BAROQUE PALACE (PM)
Go for baroque with a visit to the Würzburg Residence, famous for its grand staircase, hall of mirrors and ginormous ceiling fresco (larger than the Sistine Chapel’s).
DAY 4 - WÜRZBURG
U TIME - BEAUTIFUL ROTHENBURG (AM)
Venture along the Romantic Road to what might well be the prettiest town in Germany, Rothenburg, which you can explore however you wish. Don’t miss the Medieval Crime Museum—genuinely creepy and well worth a visit, trust us.
INCLUDED - TASTE OF WÜRZBURG (AM)
Attention, foodies: Rise early and follow your chef to the Green Market in Würzburg, Germany. The city prides itself on having the highest number of organic farms and slow food producers in the region. Educate your taste buds by trying regional products and goods including bratwurst, sourdough rye bread and cheeses. Experience local biodiversity and artisanal food production while you shop. The market is in the heart of the city next to the Marienkapelle, providing an authentic local experience. You can’t miss it.
DAY 5 - BAMBERG
INCLUDED - THE GOOD LIFE OF BAMBERG (AM)
Lace up your walking shoes and come thirsty. Bamberg, Germany is an old-timey town spread over seven hills and widely regarded as the Beer Capital of Franconia. Follow your host on a walk through old town to get your bearings, then let the good times roll. Stop by a local brewery that serves Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. Shop until you drop in the Antiques Quarter. Eat authentic Franconian cuisine at Messerschmitt. Locals of Bamberg rave about the living quality of their city. This is your chance to find out if they’re on to something.
U TIME - PADDLE POWER (AM)
Canoe or kayak the Main and Pegnitz Rivers on an outdoor adventure that fully immerses you in Germany’s dramatic natural beauty.
U TIME - HANG ON (PM)
The area around Bamberg is a rock climber’s paradise. Get your gravity-defying fix on one of over 6,500 (!) established routes.
U TIME - DID U SAY BEER? (PM)
Little known fact—Germany’s Franconian region is home to one-third of the country’s breweries, with more than 400 beers just waiting to be tasted by you. You may never think about beer the same way again after this heady experience.
DAY 6 - NUREMBERG
INCLUDED - NUREMBERG CITY WALK (AM)
Explore some of Nuremberg’s absolute must-do’s on this U Host guided city walk. You’ll make your way to the Alstadt, Nuremberg’s historic old town filled with some of the finest dining establishments in the entire country, then pay visits to some of the coolest points of interest such as Schöner Brunnen and St. Lorenz Church.
U TIME - SITES OF WWII: NUREMBERG (AM)
Learn all about Nuremberg’s dark past on a guided tour of top WWII sites, including the Documentation Center and the site of the famous post-war Nuremberg Trials.
U TIME - SPICE IS NICE (PM)
Discover the tempting side of this historic city’s center on this delicious culinary tour. You’ll enjoy the fragrance of traditional gingerbread spices, the hustle and bustle of medieval sausage eateries, and the rich taste of regional beers. Then trade your walking shoes for an apron as you make your way to Cookionista cooking school. You’ll get a hands-on Bratwurst-making experience in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Prepare tasty bratwurst salads, bake a crisp bratwurst-sauerkraut pie, and cook bratwursts in honey-balsamic sauce. And the best part? Savoring your creations for lunch!
DAY 7 - KELHEIM & REGENSBURG
INCLUDED - MEDIEVAL REGENSBURG (PM)
Regensburg, Germany is a Bavarian city nestled along the Danube River. Revel in 2,000 years of medieval history on an hour-long, host-escorted stroll through the city’s well-preserved Old Town. Visit landmarks like Regensburg Cathedral, Porta Praetoria and the famous Old Stone Bridge. Then make your way through crooked town alleys and stumbling stones before visiting the Händlmaier’s mustard store. Regensburg's got a lot.
INCLUDED - BIRD’S EYE VIEW HIKE (PM)
Hope you got a good night's sleep because you’ve got a three hour hike ahead of you! Meet with your hiking host for a short brief about length and terrain, then fill your water bottles and you’re off! You’ll hike through a variety of residential areas and river scenery throughout Regensburg. But don’t worry, it’s not all work and no play; you’ll stop for breaks and photos along the way! Afterwards, head back to the ship and grab a beer, you earned it!
INCLUDED NIGHT OUT - DEUTSCHLAND DISCOVERY (PM)
This one's for the students. Head to Regensburg at sunset and experience the youthful buzz of Old Town, home to some of the best nightlife in all of Deutschland. Kick things off with a host-escorted walk, stopping at the city’s famous churches and aristocratic houses from the 13th and 14th centuries. Then if the weather’s nice, head to the Stone Bridge to eat, drink and mingle under the moonlight. Regensburg comes alive at night, as you will see.
U TIME - REVVED ENGINES (PM)
For many gearheads, the epicenter of German engineering is Regensburg’s high-tech BMW factory, where you can observe how the Ultimate Driving Machine is made on a fascinating tour. Follow your host on a guided tour of BMW’s impressive facilities, where you’ll walk into the middle of the action that’s setting the blueprint for the future of the automotive industry. Watch giant conveyors lift car bodies into place for automated welding by computer-controlled robots. Bear witness to the “wedding” of engines and car bodies. Observe engine installation and final assembly—remarkable displays of logistical efficiency. Whether you’re a car person or not, your mind will be blown.
DAY 8 - REGENSBURG
Disembark and head off to your next adventure.