Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line, has partnered with the world’s premier active tour operator, Butterfield & Robinson, to bring their shared philosophy of providing exceptional travel experiences to their guests. Butterfield and Robinson advocate a ‘slow down and see the world’ ethos encouraging people to take it easy and see the world around them as they explore amazing destinations on foot or by bike. Both companies have curated an itinerary on Uniworld’s popular 8-day Enchanting Danube departures, taking travellers on a journey from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Passau in Germany.
Debuting in 2016 on select Enchanting Danube departures, travellers wishing to enjoy the best of river cruising paired with a more active exploration of the region can join an exclusive biking excursion led by the experts from Butterfield & Robinson. Guests will cycle along the Danube River bike path, Europe’s longest dedicated bike path, from Germany to Bratislava. Throughout their cycling adventure, they’ll be treated to an incredible backdrop of rich culture and stunning scenery with medieval strongholds, towering castle ruins and gorgeous vineyards. In addition to discovering extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites in Budapest and Vienna, and countless gems in between in Salzburg, Linz, Melk, Durnstein and Passau, they’ll delve deeply into the flavours of the region with exclusive events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s famous Rieslings to a saffron workshop to beer and bratwurst in Bavaria.
“Partnering with Butterfield & Robinson aligns with our core values, emphasising attention to detail, excellence in service, unparalleled gastronomy and most importantly, providing our guests with unforgettable and unique experiences,” said Guy Young, President of Uniworld. “We’re thrilled to be offering this active-focused option on one of our most popular itineraries.”
Join Uniworld and Butterfield & Robinson on select September 2016 departures onboard the elegant River Beatrice and select sailings between May and September 2017 sailings onboard the regal S.S. Maria Theresa.