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7-nt European Waterways River Princess

Itinerary

DayPorts of Call
1Vienna, Austria
2Vienna, Austria
3Weissenkirchen, Austria
4Engelhartszell, Austria
5Deggendorf, Germany
6Regensburg, Germany
7Nuremberg, Germany
8Nuremberg, Germany

Know Before You Go

  • Pricing includes cruise portion only. For pre and post accommodations, please contact your PERX Vacation Consultant.
  • Please be discreet, do not discuss your industry discounts with other guests aboard your sailing.
  • Please ensure that you have your ID available when boarding.
  • We strongly suggest purchasing travel protection to cover medical expenses in the event that medical attention is required.

Go off the beaten path from Vienna to Nuremberg and uncover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities that rest along the Danube. As your adventure starts, castles, stunning architecture, natural wonders and rich history ensue.

Enjoy the great outdoors and bespoke experiences along the Danube in cities that inspired fairy tales. Discover the old walled city and Nuremberg’s mesmerizing castles on the Nuremberg Panoramic City Tour. Confront and explore the region’s complicated and devastating history as you visit infamous Nazi documentation centers and party rally grounds. Stroll through countless enchanting old towns and villages, all teeming with magnificent architecture, age-old tradition and outstanding breweries. Explore Weissenkirchen and its devastatingly-beautiful landscapes. Participate in a “Village Day,” and stroll through towns accompanied by wine, apricot treats and a vineyard hike. In the historical capital of Vienna, you’ll be met with Austrian grandeur and mystique on your search for new inspiration along the Danube.

Generations Family Program (select sailings)

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

The stunning foyer of the 128-passenger River Princess sets an indulgent and luxurious tone for your European journey. Throughout the ship, jewel-tone greens, warm browns and a mix of black and white create a sophisticated ambiance, while stylish public areas - including a Main Lounge, a Sky Lounge and a Captain’s Lounge and Library - provide comfortable places to curl up with a good book, chat with friends, or sip your favorite cocktail.

Public Areas

  • Main Lounge with full-service bar
  • Captain's Lounge with library
  • Patio lounge
  • Sky lounge
  • Elegant restaurant
  • Sun Deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard
  • Fitness room
  • Sauna
  • Massage room
  • Boutique
  • Guest laundry and ironing facilities
  • Elevator

Additional Ship Amenities

  • 24-hour Reception service
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Wireless internet access in public areas


Ship Length: 361 ft
Total Staff: 42
Guest Capacity: 128
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Day 1: Vienna (Embark)

Transfer from Vienna International Airport to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Day 2: Vienna

On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the State Opera House, or delve into the hidden secrets of Vienna in some of its most historical sites.

Featured Excursion:
Magical history tour (Generations)*
Schönbrunn royal experience (Generations)*

Choice of Viennese highlights with State Opera House or The secrets of Vienna

*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

Day 3: Weissenkirchen, Melk

Start your day in the heart of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouth watering apricot treats. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. The Melk Abbey is a baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube.

Featured Excursion:
Souvenir painting workshop (Generations)*

Choice of Melk Abbey with library visit or Weissenkirchen village walk with wine tasting or “Let’s Go” vineyard hike

*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 4: Engelhartszell, Passau, Vilshofen

A new day brings new experiences in the forest-lined district of Engelhartszell. Experience Germany’s great outdoors by biking along the Danube River. Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region.

Featured Excursion:
“Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking
Pedal Passau (Generations)*

Choice of Passau walking tour or Passau geocaching scavenger hunt or Ilz River splash (Generations)* or Treasure hunt trek (Generations)*

*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

Day 5: Deggendorf, Straubing

Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best.

Featured Excursion:
Bavarian Forest Adventure
Into the woods (Generations)*

*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

Day 6: Regensburg

The nearly 2,000-year-old history of Regensburg begins with a Roman fort in 90 AD, from which Regensburg grew into the large and prosperous trade center that it became in the last few centuries of the Medieval period. This long history has been excellently preserved through Regensburg’s iconic architecture—particularly its many Gothic and Romanesque churches and Patrician houses.

Choice of Regensburg walking tour or “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit

Day 7: Nuremberg

The archetypal medieval German city, Nuremberg was once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, housing many German kings in the Kaiserburg castle complex. Later, this city became the epicenter of the Nazi party. When the end of WWII left Nuremberg almost completely leveled, it was chosen to be the site of the war crimes tribunal—the Nuremberg Trials. Now, most of the city has been restored, including the old castle.

Featured Excursion:
Nuremberg fox trail (Generations)*

Choice of Nuremberg panoramic city tour or Nuremberg city tour with WWII Rally Grounds and Documentation Center visits

*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 8: Nuremberg (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Nuremberg Airport for your flight.