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Ultimate European Journey - Bucharest to Amsterdam

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Complimentary Drinks, Gratuities & Wi-Fi Included*

Specially curated shore excursions included*

6★ All-Inclusive Cruising on a boutique river cruise*

One night stay at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel in London when you book by 8pm 15th June 2022*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 24 nights
  • Departs 04 Oct 2022
  • Sails from Bucharest
  • Ship River Duchess
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1731344
  • Countries visited Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany

Your Itinerary

Fly from London

Fly from London Tue 04 Oct 2022

Fly from London
Cruises to Europe

Bucharest Tue 04 Oct 2022

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country's capital and commercial center. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche Palace, where Prince Vlad III (“The Impaler”) once ruled.


Giurgiu Thu 06 Oct 2022


Standing between Romania and Bulgaria, Giurgiu’s political past has created a unique destination on a Danube cruise.

Cruises around Europe

Rousse Fri 07 Oct 2022

Cruises around Europe

Ruse, is the fifth largest city in Bulgaria. Ruse is in the northeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the Danube, opposite the Romanian city of Giurgiu, approximately 75 km south of Bucharest, Romania's capital, 200 km from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and 300 km from the capital Sofia.

Vidin Sat 08 Oct 2022

Vidin is a port town in north-western Bulgaria by the Danube River. Renowned for its wines, Vidin has also two well preserved medieval fortresses; Baba Vida and Kaleto, which are the city’s main attractions.

River Duchess, Uniworld

Iron Gates Cruising Sun 09 Oct 2022

River Duchess, Uniworld
Donji Milanovac

Donji Milanovac Sun 09 Oct 2022

Donji Milanovac

Donji Milanovac is a town in eastern Serbia. It is situated in the Majdanpek municipality, in the Bor District. It is located on the right bank of Lake Đerdap on the Danube. The population of the town is 2,410 people. Its name means "Lower Milanovac".


Golubac Sun 09 Oct 2022


Golubac is a village and municipality located in the Braničevo District of the eastern Serbia. Situated on the right side of the Danube river, it is bordered by Romania to the east, Veliko Gradište to the west and Kučevo to the south.

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade Mon 10 Oct 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Vukovar Tue 11 Oct 2022

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Located in eastern Croatia, Vukovar has Croatia’s largest river port. The town’s main attractions is the Vukovar Municipal Museum and Memorial, the Vucedol Culture Museum as well as the Vukovar Film Festival.

Batina, Croatia

Batina, Croatia Tue 11 Oct 2022

Batina, Croatia

Batina is a port village on the right bank of the Danube in Baranja, Croatia. Its elevation is 105 m. Administratively, it is located in the Draž municipality within the Osijek-Baranja County.


Mohacs Tue 11 Oct 2022


Located by the bank of the river Danube in Hungary, Mohacs is one of the oldest settlements of Hungary.

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest Wed 12 Oct 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

River Duchess, Uniworld

Danube River Cruising Sat 15 Oct 2022

River Duchess, Uniworld

Vienna Sat 15 Oct 2022


Austria’s capital city is a hub of musical and artistic talent, being home to Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven in the past

River Duchess, Uniworld

Cruising the Wachau Valley Mon 17 Oct 2022

River Duchess, Uniworld

Weissenkirchen Mon 17 Oct 2022


Weißenkirchen in der Wachau is a town in the district of Krems-Land in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. The ferry across the Danube here is interesting in that it has no motor or sail: it is powered by rudder set against the river current, anchored to a cable above the river.


Passau Tue 18 Oct 2022


Sandwiched between two countries, Passau is home to ornate architecture, ancient churches and a river made famous by historical floods, explore more.


Regensburg Wed 19 Oct 2022


The university town of Regensburg’s well-preserved medieval structures include a twelfth century stone bridge with sixteen arches and a thirteenth century twin-spired cathedral.


Nuremberg Thu 20 Oct 2022


The medieval city of Nuremberg is well known for its breweries, beer gardens and Christmas markets


Bamberg Fri 21 Oct 2022


Immerse yourself in the old town of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region (B, L, D)

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Wurzburg Sat 22 Oct 2022

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Rococo and baroque architecture adorns the narrow streets of scenic Wurzburg and spills over at The Residenz, a UNESCO-protected palace with 360 rooms decorated with frescoes, paintings, gilt work and mirrors.


Wertheim Sun 23 Oct 2022


Wertheim is a town in southwestern Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of around 23,400. It is located on the confluence of the rivers Tauber and Main. Wertheim is best known for its landmark castle and medieval town centre.

Cityscape of Nuremberg from city wall, Germany

Frankfurt Mon 24 Oct 2022

Cityscape of Nuremberg from city wall, Germany

Cruising the Main is the perfect way to experience Germany’s old and new together in one trip.

Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany Tue 25 Oct 2022

Rudesheim, Germany

Well known for its winemaking, Rudesheim is a Rhine Valley town so well known for its winemaking that the town’s medieval Brömserburg Castle also houses a wine museum inside its walls

Rhine River

Cologne, Germany Wed 26 Oct 2022

Rhine River

The romantic Rhine River flows down from the Swiss Alps and meanders its scenic route through central and Western Europe until it reaches the North Sea. Historically significant for centuries, a Rhine River cruise means sighting waterfront castles and fortresses, medieval bridges and fairy-tale villages, hilly vineyards and stunning landscapes.

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Thu 27 Oct 2022

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Although equally famous for its rebellious contemporary edginess, Amsterdam is a picturesque city with a fascinating history and rich artistic heritage.

Fly to London

Fly to London Fri 28 Oct 2022

Fly to London
Arrive in London

Arrive in London Fri 28 Oct 2022

Arrive in London

Discover the rich history of The Rubens at the Palace Hotel

In the 18th century, the site the hotel was built on was part of the Buckingham Palace grounds. The hotel opened its doors in 1912 and quickly became popular with attendees of Buckingham Palaces royal functions and debutantes. General Sikorski’s Free State Polish Army took the hotel over during the second world war as its headquarters. 

In 1997 the hotel was sold to the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a family-owned company who run the hotel to this day. The award-winning hotel is rated one of the best in London. 

In 2013, London’s largest Living Wall, standing at 350 square metres was unveiled by The Rubens. This ecological marvel contains a grand total of 10,000 herbaceous plants.

The Rubens at the Palace hotel
The Rubens at the Palace hotel entrance
The Rubens at the Palace hotel living wall

The rooms and suites are luxurious, spacious and elegant. The décor ranges from homely and classic with a modern twist, to Royal themed rooms and suites all with luxury toiletries and bathrobes, complimentary Wi-Fi access and 24-hour room service.

The Rubens Master Suite
The Royal Mews View Kings Room
The Rubens Executive Suite

Restaurants & Bars

The English Grill restaurant is the epitome of luxury, with beautiful surroundings and sumptuous fabrics and an elegant design, serving produce from the supplier of the Queen’s kitchen. Guests can watch what is happening in the kitchen through a glass wall and choose from a variety of classics from salad to steak.

The English Grill
Blending traditional hospitality and innovative cocktails, the friendly, striking with its red décor and original artwork, The New York Bar is a popular spot for luxury date nights, relaxed lunches and pre-dinner cocktails. Serving a variety of modern and traditional cocktails, gin-tasting and a Champagne trolley, The New York Bar is a highlight of London.
The New York Bar
The Palace Lounge at Rubens
Boasting panoramic views of The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, The Palace Lounge is a bright, vibrant space with luxurious regale designs and fabrics. In the day enjoy a Royal Afternoon Tea experience and in the evening it’s the perfect setting for a light meal.
Afternoon tea at The Palace Lounge at Rubens
Celebrating authentic Indian and African flavours blended in an intimate and comfortable setting, The Curry Room at the Rubens serves an exquisite three-course menu designed to transport you across the world and entice your taste buds.
The Curry Room
Set against a backdrop of swing and live jazz music, the Leopard Bar is an elegant and sophisticated bar specialising in over 200 whiskies and 30 Champagnes. The decor is traditional and luxurious with brown leather sofas and antique pine wood panelled walls.
The Leopard Bar

What's included *

  • Voucher for one night stay at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel in London
  • 6★ all-inclusive river cruising on board the luxurious Uniworld fleet
  • UNLIMITED beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • INCLUDED Gratuities
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Shore excursions included with state-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset systems
  • Return flights from London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and all overseas transfers
  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your River Heritage Club rewards with Uniworld
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • BOOK today with Just a Deposit and Pay Later*
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 27th May 2022 and receive a FREE Case of Six Fine Wines

The 2022 6★ Platinum Jubilee River Cruise Collection

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes, and slippers

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes, and slippers

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes, and slippers

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Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers Additional special amenities and services

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The Ship - River Duchess

  • Occupancy130
  • Length361 ft (110.03 m)
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The 130-passenger River Duchess is decorated in soft hues of blue and green complemented by soothing earth tones, providing a tranquil and elegant onboard ambiance. Enjoy spectacular and ever-changing views of Europe’s most enchanting waterways in the ship’s stylish Blue Danube Lounge, Palace Restaurant, or the La Motte Sky Lounge.

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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Uniworld River Cruises FAQs

Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Uniworld river cruise ship?

If travelling aboard one of Uniworld's sailings departing prior to 31st December 2022 all guests will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of embarkation until further notice. Guests under 12 will be exempt but will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of travel. 

Is there a dress code on board?

The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.

Do Uniworld cater for special diets?

Uniworld River Cruises cater for most dietary needs (e.g. low fat, low calorie, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian) as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Uniworld River Cruises.

Is there Wi-Fi on board?

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Can I book shore excursions once on board?

Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once on board.

Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is permitted on board each ship but restricted to the sun decks only. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.

How do gratuities work?

Gratuities are included in the price of your Scenic river cruise.

Last Updated: 21/03/2022

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Uniworld and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Unlimited drinks are subject to the cruise line’s T&Cs. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors. Spa facilities will incur an additional charge. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration promotion entitles guests to receive a voucher for a one night stay at the Ruben’s at the Palace Hotel. This voucher entitles up to two guests to a one night stay on a bed and breakfast basis staying in a classic double room. This promotion is valid on any new bookings made between Monday 23rd May and Wednesday 15th June. The cruise booking must be travelling in 2022 to be valid for this promotion. One voucher is earned for each Uniworld cruise booking. Voucher can be gifted between friends and family, to do so just let our reservations team know at the time of booking. Hotel booking is limited to Sunday nights only and must be taken between October 2022 and March 2023. Select dates may be unavailable due to pre-set blackout periods. Subject to limited availability. Platinum Jubilee Celebration offer is combinable with any public-facing offer promoted at Uniworld.com during the above-stated booking period. Full Uniworld booking terms and conditions apply.

Case of six fine wines is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only, when booking an Oceanview cabin or above by 8pm 27th May 2022.

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