People who are looking to save money on a European getaway cruise might be in luck. Through Feb. 28, guests who book select cruises via Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection can score free airfare as part of the deal.
The cruise line is offering a host of itineraries, featuring dramatic landscapes and unique cultural experiences, which start at the low price of $2,939 per person. Eligible cruise deals that come with airfare depart on select dates from May to November 2019. With deals like this, you might just find a life-changing trip worth splurging on.
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Cruise Options With Free Airfare
Six unique itineraries are included in this Uniworld deal: Amsterdam to Basel, Milan to Venice, Lisbon to Madrid, Amsterdam to Vienna, Frankfurt to Cologne and Lisbon to Porto. To give you an idea of what your river cruise experience could include, here are details on three of the options available:
1. Castles of the Rhine: Amsterdam to Basel
On this romantic eight-day tour along the Rhine, guests will be flanked by Germany and France as they take in sights and scenery, including medieval castles, glorious cathedrals and towns reminiscent of fairy tales. Six days of excursions, such as walking discovery tours, wine tasting and bicycling, are included.
2. Gems of Northern Italy: Milan to Venice
This 10-day cruise through Northern Italy — from Milan to Venice — features visits to cities brimming with historical art and architecture, such as Verona or Ferrara; a Magic Island Day to three outlying Venetian islands; and visits to local fish and produce markets. A lunch with food-and-wine pairings at a historic estate is also available.
3. Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River
This 13-day journey from Lisbon to Madrid offers the best of each country’s cuisine, culture and history. In Portugal, you’ll enjoy a guided tour through the whitewashed village of Obidos, a Porto city tour or shopping experience, and various opportunities to visit museums and partake in wine tastings. In Spain, you’ll have options such as Salamanca and Toledo walking tours and a vibrant Flamenco performance and dinner at the Corral de la Moreria in Madrid.
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What You Get With a Uniworld River Cruise
Besides the obvious advantages of premade travel arrangements and excursions, only having to unpack once and an all-inclusive cruising venue, choosing a river-cruise experience offers other benefits: Travelers can enjoy intimate views of the alluring landscapes and captivating scenery of the waterways, as well as docking directly within riverside cities and villages — which large ocean liners can’t provide due to their size.
When cruising with Uniworld, you’ll enjoy the finest in amenities, such as world-class, locally-sourced cuisine from the destinations you visit; luxurious attention to detail within your cabin or suite as seen in the hand-crafted beds and Italian marble bathrooms; and curated excursions, such as hiking or biking tours or meals in the home of a local host.
Uniworld has even gone a step further in making each ship in its fleet a one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotel by incorporating decorative elements inspired by the rivers that each of their vessels cruise.
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How to Book a Cruise With Free Airfare
If a European river cruise is in your future, time is limited for snagging the airfare deal. Be sure to check out the fine print before booking. For example, only select gateways are included in the deal and alternative departure points will incur extra fees. And, if you’re not interested in the free airfare for some reason, Uniworld is offering a 30 percent savings on any of the river cruise destination deals included.
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*All the prices included are for the select dates for which the flight deal is available. The prices also depend on the dates of travel and room selection. Prices are accurate as of Feb. 19, 2019.