European Jewels

15 June - 30 June 2018

Duration

15 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

15 Ports

15-16 June

Setting sail from Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of our very favourite cities to visit, as well as also being a perfect base to explore the nearby landscape of windmills and dikes. The Amsterdam canal belt is now officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and from them there are so many neighbourhoods to explore, such as the Jordaan with its higgledy-piggledy streets and its famed garden courtyards (hofjes). There are also a wealth of famous museums and galleries to choose from, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, not to mention some more, shall we say, quirky options.

Our tip

Explore by water, or by bicycle to get a feel for the city – a hop on hop off canal boat, or rented bike or pedalo will do the trick.

17 June

Germany: Cologne

18 June

Germany: Rüdesheim

19 June

Germany: Frankfurt

20 June

Germany: Wertheim

21 June

Germany: Würzburg

22 June

Germany: Kitzingen

23 June

Germany: Bamberg

24 June

Germany: Nuremberg

25 June

Germany: Kelheim

25 June

Germany: Regensburg

26 June

Germany: Passau

27 June

Austria: Weissenkirchen

28 June

Austria: Vienna

29-30 June

Arriving in Budapest

Budapest is one of Eastern Europe's most appealing cities, a vibrant and welcoming capital that straddles the Danube. The history of Budapest has been somewhat turbulent - ransacked by the Mongols in 1241, occupied by the Ottoman Turks for over a century, and almost flattened by the Soviets in 1945 - but plenty of older buildings survive, including the imposing Parliament and iconic St Stephen's Basilica. Although a pedant might point out that Budapest has only really existed since 1873; up until then the city's two distinct halves, Buda and Pest, were separate towns.

Our tip

Hungarian cuisine is vastly underrated; don’t visit Budapest without trying goulash, the paprika-infused national dish.

The Ship

Your home from home

Uniworld River Duchess
Uniworld River Duchess lobby
Uniworld River Duchess Suite

Uniquely designed and decorated with an exceptional attention to detail.

What we love

Uniworld's ships really do stand out from the crowd, unmatched in their opulent style and individual features. Every detail of the ship has been carefully considered to create an environment which enhances your itinerary by providing supreme levels of comfort and reflecting the region in which you travel.

Capacity 132 Guests
Crew 41 Staff
Style Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Tea, specialist coffees and soft drinks
  • WiFi onboard
  • Bicycles and fitness centre
  • All gratuities
Year Built 2003
Last Refurbished 2012
Length 361 feet
Breadth 38 feet
More about River Duchess

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Two nights in Amsterdam

There is a fantastic range of canal front hotels to choose from, but we love the new Waldorf Astoria.

Zaanse Schans windmills, Zaandam

Around Amsterdam

Visit windmills in Zaanse Schans, the flowers at Keukenhof, or the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Hotel Palazzo Zichy, Budapest

Our favourite hotel in Budapest

We like the Hotel Palazzo Zichy on the Pest side of the river, which used to be the residence of Count Nándor Zichy.

Tokaji aszú wine, Hungary

A taste of Hungary

If you’re a wine lover, you really should visit the world’s oldest classified wine region, known for its sweet Tokaji aszú dessert wine.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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