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Eastern Europe Escape

From imperial rule, communist regimes, and everything in between, this cruise is an enticing look at the past set against a backdrop of vibrant Vienna, elegant and easy-going Novi Sad, Budapest’s dramatic architecture, and the perfectly picturesque landscapes along the way. You’ll sip some of Europe’s best white wine in Mohács, wander through Buda and Pest, and take in the proud exuberance of Belgrade.

Eastern Europe Escape

8

Vienna to Belgrade
Days

Eastern Europe Escape

8

Belgrade to Vienna
Days

The Goods

  • 3 included meals daily
  • Beer & wine at lunch and dinner
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • Included excursions
  • U+ optional excursions
  • Local DJ set
  • Airport transfers

2021 Cruise DatesChoose a date below to view pricing

May
14
21
June
11
18
July
09
16
August
06
13
20
27
This sailing operates in reverse direction.
= GenZ on U: This sailing date features our family program exclusively for teens and their parents
Ship: The A Danube River
Save up to 10% on all 2021 cruises when you book by 30 September and pay in full within 3 days of booking.** Picture-Perfect Savings: Save an additional $750 per person on select departures for a limited time when you pay in full at time of booking.
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$562*per day
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  • Belgrade to Vienna

Schedules are subject to change. Final day-to-day schedules will be provided in your pre-cruise documents and onboard. Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

  • DAY 1 - Vienna

    Embark. Your adventure begins today.

  • DAY 2 - Vienna

    U+ Excursion - Vienna's Best

    It’s hard to decide what’s the best in Vienna when it’s all so good— but we promise you’ll see a lot. You’ll get a feel for the city, taste some specialties and we’ll point out a few cafés you should definitely return to.

    Included - Stephansplatz Metro

    Explore Vienna on your own. We’ll guide you on the metro to Stephansplatz, the heart of the city. You can shop, stop in a café or pub, or explore the sights. We’ll be happy to give you recommendations.

    U+ Excursion - Viennese Cooking Class

    Have you ever wanted to test your culinary skills at Wiener schnitzel? Now’s your chance. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Viennese cooking class without apple strudel.

    U+ Excursion - Schönbrunn After Hours

    We’re pretty sure it’s everyone’s dream to be in a castle after it’s closed. We’re doing it at Schönbrunn Palace—an architectural marvel. You’ll take a guided tour and see the quarters of the emperor and empress.

    U+ Excursion - Rock Me, Amadeus

    While the name of this show is a tribute to the famous song, this concert includes classical music of famous composers like Mozart and Strauss.

  • DAY 3 - Bratislava

    U+ Excursion - Retro Bratislava

    We’re riding in style for this tour—literally. Pile into a legendary Czechoslovak Škoda car and we’ll set off for a historical tour filled with communist monuments and stories from those who lived it.

    Included - Bohemian Dreamin'

    As artistic as they come, Bratislava’s Old Town is a showstopper. Get ready for colorful buildings, quaint squares and remarkable architecture at every turn.

    U+ Excursion - Taste of Bratislava

    While a small city, there’s so much to see, and taste, here. We’ll walk through courtyards, curvy alleys and medieval streets while learning Bratislava’s history. Beer and savory Slovakian treats await you at the end.

  • DAY 4 - Budapest

    Included - Budapest’s Best

    We’re certain this tour alone will make you fall in love. We’ll take you to one of Budapest’s famous ruin bars, a concept unique to this city. Of course, no tour would be complete without passing by the legendary Parliament building and a stop at a delicious food hall. You’re in for a treat.

    U+ Excursion - Budapest Rock Hospital

    Dig deep into the history of Budapest's underground...literally...to uncover the secrets of the subterranean Hospital in the Rock. Steeped in Cold War mystique, this abandoned hospital was transformed into a secret nuclear bomb shelter—and hospital/torture chamber for prisoners—during the height of US/Soviet tensions in the 1950s. It was so secret that once it was abandoned in 1970, a single couple continued to live here as caretakers, telling no one what they did. Tour this cavernous enigma where original hospital equipment and more than 200 wax figures representing the staff who worked here haunt this site of heroism and horror.

    Included - The Bright Lights of Budapest

    Budapest dazzles at night. We’ll explore this vibrant city once the sun goes down to see it fully illuminated. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to explore on your own – we recommend checking out the famous ruin pubs.

    U+ Excursion - Soak It In

    Of course, you haven’t done Budapest until you’ve visited one of their thermal baths. Following a hike up to Gellért Hill, we’re headed to Gellért Spa, which is as much of a spa as it is a true work of art. This stunning 13th-century Art Nouveau building has both indoor and outdoor pools and significantly less crowds.

  • DAY 5 - Mohács

    U+ Excursion - Croatia Day Trip

    A neighbor of Hungary, Croatia is too beautiful to miss. We’ll take a bus across the border, where you’ll have a traditional Croatian lunch with a local family. After, we’ll head to the town of Karanac, which houses a famous museum and one of the best restaurants in the country.

    U+ Excursion - Pécs Marks the Spot

    Time to show us your competitive side! Teams set out on a treasure hunt through the city to find notable landmarks with clues and surprises awaiting you each step of the way. Guides will be available to give you hints and orient you through the city. Grab a celebratory drink at the end and hear stories about the amazing places you have seen.

    Included - Mohács Bike Tour

    Set off on a bike tour with your guide around the town of Mohács, enjoying views of the Danube River and exploring the town along the way.

  • DAY 6 - Novi Sad

    Included - Intro to Novi Sad

    As the second largest city in Serbia, there’s plenty to see here. We’ll take you on a walk around town where you can see some of the best sights, and find out where you want to explore on your own.

    U+ Excursion - Canoe the Danube

    Encounter the thrill of the river by canoeing through the beautiful blue Danube. Experience the Serbian countryside in a new light, then finish your experience with a traditional fisherman's meal.

    U+ Excursion - Petrovaradin P.M.

    Overlooking the city of Novi Sad, Petrovaradin Fortress stands as one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Dating back to the 18th century, this historic fort now acts as an arts center for the city, hosting music festivals and events throughout the year. Discover the legends and stories of this fortress connected to its underground tunnels on this evening walk.

    U+ Excursion - Cooking Class Farm to Table

    Sitting directly between the East and West, Serbia has carved out its own distinct cuisine, pulling inspiration from European and Middle Eastern dishes. Try out your culinary skills as you taste and test out a few staple dishes using locally-grown ingredients. Vegetarians and vegans beware, Serbian cuisine is very meat-centric.

  • DAY 7 - Belgrade

    Included - Belgrade's Best

    One of the oldest cities on the continent, Belgrade seamlessly blends old and new with its high culture and fun-loving spirit. We’ll show you some of the city’s most important—and beautiful—buildings, while tasting traditional Serbian snacks.

    Included - Changing Gears

    Rise and shine! Today we’re biking to the Ada Ciganlija recreation area, a natural escape for the city dwellers of Belgrade complete with a golf course, great cafés and a lake that many refer to as Belgrade’s Sea.

    U+ Excursion - Paddle On

    An adventure awaits on this kayak excursion to Great War Island, a green oasis situated where the Sava and Danube Rivers meet. If you’re fortunate, you might spot some of the creatures that inhabit the island before heading back to the hustle and bustle of the city.

    U+ Excursion - Belgrade Below Ground

    Lagums, or cellars, have a fascinating history in Belgrade. We’ll be exploring one that has been turned into a wine cellar. You’ll taste Serbian wines, enjoy a few bites and learn about the history of lagums.

  • DAY 8 - Belgrade

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

Schedules are subject to change. Final day-to-day schedules will be provided in your pre-cruise documents and onboard. Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

  • DAY 1 - Belgrade

    Embark. Your adventure begins today.

  • DAY 2 - Belgrade

    Included - Belgrade's Best

    One of the oldest cities on the continent, Belgrade seamlessly blends old and new with its high culture and fun-loving spirit. We’ll show you some of the city’s most important—and beautiful—buildings, while tasting traditional Serbian snacks.

    Included - Changing Gears

    Rise and shine! Today we’re biking to the Ada Ciganlija recreation area, a natural escape for the city dwellers of Belgrade complete with a golf course, great cafés and a lake that many refer to as Belgrade’s Sea.

    U+ Excursion - Paddle On

    An adventure awaits on this kayak excursion to Great War Island, a green oasis situated where the Sava and Danube Rivers meet. If you’re fortunate, you might spot some of the creatures that inhabit the island before heading back to the hustle and bustle of the city.

    U+ Excursion - Belgrade Below Ground

    Lagums, or cellars, have a fascinating history in Belgrade. We’ll be exploring one that has been turned into a wine cellar. You’ll taste Serbian wines, enjoy a few bites and learn about the history of lagums.

  • DAY 3 - Novi Sad

    U+ Excursion - Cooking Class Farm to Table

    Sitting directly between the East and West, Serbia has carved out its own distinct cuisine, pulling inspiration from European and Middle Eastern dishes. Try out your culinary skills as you taste and test out a few staple dishes using locally-grown ingredients. Vegetarians and vegans beware, Serbian cuisine is very meat-centric.

    Included - Intro to Novi Sad

    As the second largest city in Serbia, there’s plenty to see here. We’ll take you on a walk around town where you can see some of the best sights, and find out where you want to explore on your own.

    U+ Excursion - Canoe the Danube

    Encounter the thrill of the river by canoeing through the beautiful blue Danube. Experience the Serbian countryside in a new light, then finish your experience with a traditional fisherman's meal.

  • DAY 4 - Mohács

    U+ Excursion - Croatia Day Trip

    A neighbor of Hungary, Croatia is too beautiful to miss. We’ll take a bus across the border, where you’ll have a traditional Croatian lunch with a local family. After, we’ll head to the town of Karanac, which houses a famous museum and one of the best restaurants in the country.

    U+ Excursion - Pécs Marks the Spot

    Time to show us your competitive side! Teams set out on a treasure hunt through the city to find notable landmarks with clues and surprises awaiting you each step of the way. Guides will be available to give you hints and orient you through the city. Grab a celebratory drink at the end and hear stories about the amazing places you have seen.

    Included - Mohács Bike Tour

    Set off on a bike tour with your guide around the town of Mohács, enjoying views of the Danube River and exploring the town along the way.

  • DAY 5 - Budapest

    Included - Budapest’s Best

    We’re certain this tour alone will make you fall in love. We’ll take you to one of Budapest’s famous ruin bars, a concept unique to this city. Of course, no tour would be complete without passing by the legendary Parliament building and a stop at a delicious food hall. You’re in for a treat.

    Included - The Bright Lights of Budapest

    Budapest dazzles at night. We’ll explore this vibrant city once the sun goes down to see it fully illuminated. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to explore on your own – we recommend checking out the famous ruin pubs.

    U+ Excursion - Budapest Rock Hospital

    Dig deep into the history of Budapest's underground...literally...to uncover the secrets of the subterranean Hospital in the Rock. Steeped in Cold War mystique, this abandoned hospital was transformed into a secret nuclear bomb shelter—and hospital/torture chamber for prisoners—during the height of US/Soviet tensions in the 1950s. It was so secret that once it was abandoned in 1970, a single couple continued to live here as caretakers, telling no one what they did. Tour this cavernous enigma where original hospital equipment and more than 200 wax figures representing the staff who worked here haunt this site of heroism and horror.

    U+ Excursion - Soak It In

    Of course, you haven’t done Budapest until you’ve visited one of their thermal baths. Following a hike up to Gellért Hill, we’re headed to Gellért Spa, which is as much of a spa as it is a true work of art. This stunning 13th-century Art Nouveau building has both indoor and outdoor pools and significantly less crowds.

  • DAY 6 - Bratislava

    Included - Bohemian Dreamin'

    As artistic as they come, Bratislava’s Old Town is a showstopper. Get ready for colorful buildings, quaint squares and remarkable architecture at every turn.

    U+ Excursion - Retro Bratislava

    We’re riding in style for this tour—literally. Pile into a legendary Czechoslovak Škoda car and we’ll set off for a historical tour filled with communist monuments and stories from those who lived it.

    U+ Excursion - Taste of Bratislava

    While a small city, there’s so much to see, and taste, here. We’ll walk through courtyards, curvy alleys and medieval streets while learning Bratislava’s history. Beer and savory Slovakian treats await you at the end.

  • DAY 7 - Vienna

    Included - Stephansplatz Metro

    Explore Vienna on your own. We’ll guide you on the metro to Stephansplatz, the heart of the city. You can shop, stop in a café or pub, or explore the sights. We’ll be happy to give you recommendations.

    U+ Excursion - Vienna's Best

    It’s hard to decide what’s the best in Vienna when it’s all so good— but we promise you’ll see a lot. You’ll get a feel for the city, taste some specialties and we’ll point out a few cafés you should definitely return to.

    U+ Excursion - Viennese Cooking Class

    Have you ever wanted to test your culinary skills at Wiener schnitzel? Now’s your chance. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Viennese cooking class without apple strudel.

    U+ Excursion - Schönbrunn After Hours

    We’re pretty sure it’s everyone’s dream to be in a castle after it’s closed. We’re doing it at Schönbrunn Palace—an architectural marvel. You’ll take a guided tour and see the quarters of the emperor and empress.

    U+ Excursion - Rock Me, Amadeus

    While the name of this show is a tribute to the famous song, this concert includes classical music of famous composers like Mozart and Strauss.

  • DAY 8 - Vienna

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

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