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    Rhine, Moselle and Blissful Baden-Baden river cruise
    12 days | 11 nights
    From $7,999* pp
    Exclusive $100*pp discount + fly Free in economy class to Europe or upgrade to business class from $3,999*pp^¹
    Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. Uncover the best-kept secret in river cruising, the Moselle, as you sail past some of Europe’s most serene, village-dotted and vineyard-lined landscapes.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Return economy class airfare to Europe¹
    • 9-night cruise in a Classic stateroom on the River Queen
    • 2-night hotel accommodation in Baden-Baden
    • All meals on board, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
    • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
    • Captain’s welcome gala and farewell dinners
    • 9 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
    • “Let’s Go” and “Do as the Locals Do programs
    • Captivating onboard local entertainment
    • Return airport transfers
    • All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Frankfurt, Cochem, Trier, Berkastel, Boopard, Rudesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, Baden-Baden
    • Discover the secrets of the Cold War with a visit to an underground bunker
    • Visit the alabaster-white Baden-Baden Kurhaus, a historical landmark and one of the world’s most beautiful casinos
    • Experience the healing powers of Baden-Baden’s thermal waters with a trip to the Caracalla Spa or the Sea Salt Spa

    About your bonus:

    • Receive a $100* exclusive TravelManagers discount
    • Fly Free in economy class to Europe
    • Or upgrade to business class from $3,999* pp
    • Or, if you do not require flights, receive a $1,000*pp discount off your cruise fare
    Valid for travel
    21 Apr 2020, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Baden-Baden (Arrive)

    Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Hotel Dorint in Baden-Baden for the start of your tour.

    Day 2

    Baden-Baden

    Baden-Baden is known as a spa town, and appropriately so. The city’s contemporary flair meshes with hot springs, spas and unspoiled nature, offering a wonderfully diverse collection of relaxing and invigorating experiences. Whether you embark on a tour of the city with a visit to the Festspielhaus or take full advantage of Baden-Baden’s curative powers at the Caracalla Thermal Bath or Sea Salt Grotto, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for everything else that’s in store.

    Day 3

    Baden-Baden, Strasbourg

    Today, you’ll check out of your hotel in Baden-Baden and head to Strasbourg to board the River Queen, one of our most unique ships on Europe’s waterways, for the cruise portion of your tour.

    Day 4

    Strasbourg

    Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. This historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. You may choose to see Strasbourg via a panoramic tour, which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour.

    Day 5

    Speyer

    Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a mysterious, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious. The ship docks in Speyer, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach for a guided walking tour or taking in a private tasting at a local vinegar estate.

    Day 6

    Cochem

    Perhaps one of Germany’s most colourful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes and pastel-coloured shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff, the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below, which you’ll have the chance to see during the nighttime glow.

    Day 7

    Cochem

    The picturesque town of Cochem is nestled in a particularly scenic area of the Moselle Valley. The Moselle River cuts through the town, leaving Cochem in two distinct halves on two steep hills, one on the left side of the river and one on the right. Discover Cochem’s perfect quaintness on foot, with stops along the city wall’s medieval gates and Marktplatz. Uncover Cold War secrets in the quiet residential area of Cochem-Cond, the location of a bunker that held replacement currency during the Cold War. Or opt for an active jaunt along the Moselle with a bike tour, mountain golfing or hiking.

    Day 8

    Trier

    Trier has no shortage of famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at the stone Roman gate, the Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, the Imperial Baths and more.

    Day 9

    Trier

    Trier is a city surrounded by stunning ruins and remnants of the Roman Empire, and not to mention, neighbour to the small country of Luxembourg. Experience a healthy dose of historical novelties with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.

    Day 10

    Bernkastel

    Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, hoping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the middle Moselle.

    Day 11

    Boppard, Rüdesheim

    Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. In Rüdesheim, make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets. Enjoy a visit to Rheinstein Castle and learn the history of this long-standing medieval castle or embark on a walk around town, complete with local treats.

    Day 12

    Frankfurt (Disembark)

    Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group purchase or transfer, you will be transferred to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.

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    Advertised prices are per person, twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Offer valid on new bookings only. ^Bonus offers are included in the advertised price. ¹Airfare offer is based on fares to the nearest available online European city to the cruise embarkation point or an available alternative as advised at time of booking. Participating air carriers are Qatar Airways and Singapore Airways, and are selected at the discretion of Uniworld, based on available fare classes at the time of booking. Departure from Australia can be taken when convenient for the guest and not prior to 1 March 2020, subject to availability. The airfare cannot be sold in isolation and is subject to availability. Airfares are valid departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and arriving into selected European cities, subject to selected carrier and routing. Surcharges apply if the required booking class is not available and a higher booking class is required and for select arrival cities. Payment terms economy airfares: 10% cruise deposit and a non-refundable $1,500 per person additional deposit is due within 5 days of booking. Payment terms business class airfares: 10% cruise deposit and a non-refundable $1,500 payment towards business class airfare is due within 5 days. Final payment of cruise fare and balance of any airfare is due 120 days prior to cruise departure. Guests who do not wish to book airfares under this air offer may receive a $1,000pp discount off their cruise fare. Our partner airlines reserve the right to advise an earlier airfare ticketing time limit date, subject to booking conditions and restrictions. Stopovers are subject to an additional surcharge and flight restrictions apply. After ticket issuance, date changes and cancellation fees apply. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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