Castles Along the Rhine with Uniworld

Castles Along The Rhine With Uniworld


Castles Along The Rhine With Uniworld


Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine.

Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides.

Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale town of Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find medieval castles, splendid cathedrals and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters and composers alike.

Generations Family Program (select sailings)

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruises 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.

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At Uniworld, we are proud to be a part of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, which is why we are thrilled to announce the 100th Anniversary Celebration Event! Join us in celebrating TTC’s 100 years of excellence in hospitality in 2020 with savings of up to 30% on select 2020 voyages.

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Celebrate with the most all-inclusive amenities finely tailored to your tastes.

  • Intimate, beautifully designed ships
  • Outstanding service
  • Delicious farm to five-star dining onboard
  • Elegant riverview staterooms and suites
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Unlimited premium wine and spirits
  • Onboard fitness including yoga, bicycles & Nordic walking sticks

Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Departure Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
10 May 2020 $6,399 $7,699 $8,499 $11,899 $14,699
24 May 2020 $6,399 $7,699 $8,499 $11,899 $14,699
07, 21 June 2020 $6,399 $7,699 $8,499 $11,899 $14,699
05 July 2020 $6,399 $7,699 $8,499 $11,899 $14,699
19 July 2020 $6,899
02 August 2020 $6,399
16 August 2020 $6,799
30 August 2020 $6,599 $7,899 $8,699 $12,099 $14,899
13, 27 September 2020 $7,299 $8,599 $9,399 $12,799 $15,599
11 October 2020 $6,799 $8,099 $8,899 $12,299 $15,099
25 October 2020 $5,699


28 March 2021 $5,899 $7,499 $8,099 $11,299 $14,199
11 April 2021 $6,599 $8,199 $8,799 $11,999 $14,899
25 April 2021 $7,199 $8,799 $9,399 $12,599 $15,499
09, 16, 23 May 2021 $7,199 $8,799 $9,399 $12,599 $15,499
06, 20 June 2021 $7,199 $8,799 $9,399 $12,599 $15,499
04, 18 July 2021 $7,199 $8,799 $9,399 $12,599 $15,499
01, 15, 29 August 2021 $7,199 $8,799 $9,399 $12,599 $15,499
12, 26 September 2021 $7,799 $9,399 $9,999 $13,199 $16,099
10 October 2021 $7,199 $8,799 $9,399 $12,599 $15,499
24 October 2021 $5,899 $7,499 $8,099 $11,299 $14,199

Ship: S.S. Queen

Departure Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
25 April 2021 $7,199 $8,099 $8,799 $11,799 $14,399
09, 23 May 2021 $7,199 $8,099 $8,799 $11,799 $14,399
06 June 2021 $7,199 $8,099 $8,799 $11,799 $14,399

Ship: River Queen

Departure Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite
18 May 2020 $6,299 $7,199 $7,799 $11,399

Ship S.S. Empress

Departure Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
26 June 2021 $7,199 $8,099 $8,799 $11,799 $14,399
10, 24 July 2021 $7,199 $8,099 $8,799 $11,799 $14,399
27 August 2021 $7,199 $8,099 $8,799 $11,799 $14,399

Ship: River Empress

Departure Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite
26 June 2020
10 July 2020
24 July 2020
07, 21 August 2020
  • All fares are per guest in AU dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
  • Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
  • Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.
  • Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.

Current Offers:

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2020 Solo Traveller Savings We’ve reduced the Single Supplement by 50% on a select number of 2020 itineraries and departures for guests eager to see the world solo. Book early, as these fares sell out quickly. Call for more info.Disclaimer

2020 River Heritage Club Savings River Heritage Club members save $200 on this sailing.Disclaimer

2021 Air Offer: Fly free to Europe or upgrade to business class from $3,999pp* or save $1,000pp on your cruise. Offer is combinable with Uniworld’s 2021 Early Payment Discount offer.

2021 Early Payment Discount: SAVE 5% on all Suite category staterooms; SAVE 10% on all other stateroom categories. Book by 30 June 2020 and pay in full within three days of booking to be eligible for this offer.

For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787

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100th Anniversary Celebration Event is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2020 itineraries and departure dates only, made between 4 January 2020 and 29 February 2020. 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. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.

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  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water


  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let’s Go,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks


  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette, the regal River Queen or the elegant River Empress
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access


  • 4 countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures

Expired on Saturday February 29th, 2020

Expired on Saturday February 29th, 2020

DAY 1: Basel (Embark)

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
Important Note: Uniworld's airport services and transfers to the ship will take place on the Switzerland side of the Basel-Mulhouse Airport. Be sure to enter Customs on the Switzerland side, as guests cannot return to the Switzerland side after they have exited the airport from the France side.

Look up “charming and “picturesque” in the dictionary and it could very well show images of today’s choice of destinations—two of Alsace’s best-known wine villages or a town some have hailed as the prettiest in the world. Is it really? See for yourself from our uniquely Uniworld perspective. A charming town dominated by a 17th-century hilltop cathedral, Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road. This is your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated route des vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road and the capital of Alsatian wines. If you’re interested in doing something a bit more physically challenging, you could stay in Breisach and walk or bike through the surrounding vineyards.
Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” or Colmar city tour
Generations Excursion:
Storybook Village Saunter
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
Spend the afternoon onboard, simply enjoying the views from the ship’s lounges or decks and sampling some of the ship’s amenities. Sip a cocktail on the Sun Deck or relax with a massage. A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. Whether you see it via a canal boat or on foot with an insightful local expert, this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital, which is known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. You may choose to see Strasbourg, 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. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.
Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour or Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk
Generations Excursion:
Canals, cobblestones and cathedrals
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
You have the entire afternoon to see more of Strasbourg on your own.

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously co-exist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a spooky, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious, and something you’ll experience with no other river cruise line. The ship docks in Mannheim, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach to the nearby town of Speyer for a guided walking tour or taking in an exclusive tasting at a local vinegar estate.
Choice of Speyer walking tour or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting
Generations Excursions:
Kletterwald Climbing Forest
Submarines & Space Shuttles
These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument, built to celebrate the re-establishment of the German empire in the late 19th century. Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one of two ways—a tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollards or an invigorating vineyard hike.
Featured Excursion:
Boppard village stroll
Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or “Let's Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen
Generations Excursions:
Cable Car Climb to Niederwald Heights
Fairytale Rheinstein Castle
These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
Cruising out of Rüdesheim you’ll enter the sublimely beautiful Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Byron described it as “a work divine, a blending of all beauties.” Turner painted it. Wagner used it as inspiration for his opera Götterdämmerung. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this scenic 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of the Rhine features a stunning, castle-dotted landscape that many 19th-century composers, painters and poets considered the embodiment of an ideal romantic spirit. Each bend and twist of the river affords new delights: Steep riverbanks are graced with sloping vineyards and picturesque towns, and hilltops are crowned by fairytale castles. Each one of those castles tells a tale: of great families raising fortresses against each other, of warfare and ruin and rebuilding through the centuries. Some castles have been entirely reconstructed; others tower above the water in majestic ruin, still an inspiration for romantics. You won’t want to miss the scenery as you sail into Boppard. Later, join your Cruise Manager for a village stroll highlighting stately riverfront homes and the lingering traces of Boppard’s fascinating Roman past.

No other river valley on earth boasts more castles than the Rhine, and today you’ll have an opportunity to experience real-life “Game of Thrones” ambiance deep within the medieval walls of Marksburg Castle. Not into dungeons and dragons? Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a scenic bike ride. As you come upon Koblenz, you’ll sail past Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with its historic monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I, at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. You have wonderful tours from which to choose today.
Featured Excursion:
“Let's Go” biking the castles
Choice of Koblenz walking tour or Marksburg Castle visit
Generations Excursions:
Medieval Marksburg
Koblenz Scavenger Hunt
These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most notorious site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing and Magi-cal secrets with you. Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries. A congenial atmosphere and a mix of ancient, modern and reconstructed buildings characterize the heart of the city.
Featured Excursion:
Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral
Generations Excursion:
Gothic Cathedrals and Gargoyles
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you may continue your adventure with our optional post-cruise Amsterdam extension.

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