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Uniworld to Operate Rail-Only Itinerary Plus More Cruise & Rail Trips in 2022


For 2022, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has unveiled a new rail-only itinerary, as well as additional Cruise & Rail itineraries. As private and convenient travel styles increase in demand, Uniworld will be offering its guests more ways to see bucket-list worthy destinations, it said in a press release. 

The highlight: Uniworld will be offering guests a new way to travel through Russia on a Trans-Siberian rail-only journey aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express from Moscow to Vladivostok. Guests will ride across Russia from east to west through the Urals mountain range and along the shore of the largest freshwater lake (by volume) in the world—Lake Baikal. On this itinerary, travelers will explore the streets of Moscow, dine in Café Pushkin and sip Russian sparkling wine at Moscow Kazansky Station. In Kazan, guests will visit the Kremlin Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and travel to Novosibirsk where they will visit the Opera House in Lenin Square.

A Uniworld representative will be present throughout the trip, as well as an exclusive Uniworld dining car serving up some of Bea Tollman’s most beloved dishes. Departure dates are July 27, August 6 and August 21, and include a one-night hotel stay at both the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow and the Lotte Hotel Vladivostok. Uniworld will arrange additional pre- and post-trip hotel accommodations upon request.  

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In addition, Uniworld will launch even more Cruise & Rail experiences through Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Austria, Switzerland and more in 2022. The new “Castles of Transylvania” rail experience will connect Golden Eagle’s Danube Express train with Uniworld’s “Enchanting Danube” cruise, onboard the S.S. Maria Theresa, for eight different departures. Guests can choose from either a pre-cruise rail option for a 12-night trip starting with a one-night hotel stay in Budapest or a post-cruise rail option for an 11-night trip starting in Passau. On this trip, top highlights include a visit to three castles including dinner at Bran Castle of the legend of Dracula and a visit to the capital of the Transylvania region, Cluj-Napoca.

Uniworld’s second new Cruise & Rail itinerary provides another option for Venice, connecting with the all-new S.S. La Venezia. Along with the current four-night “Zurich to Venice” Cruise & Rail itinerary offered for 2021 and 2022, Uniworld will also launch “Venice to Istanbul” and reverse for eight nights from July to September. This itinerary will include a two-night hotel stay in Istanbul and travels through nine countries, including Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Bulgaria. 

Deal: For all 2022 cruises, Uniworld will offer river cruisers a 12 percent early payment discount on sailings paid in full and booked by December 31, 2021, including suites. This offer is valid on the cruise portion of all 2022 Cruise & Rail itineraries.  

River Heritage Club members will gain first access to book the new 2022 Cruise & Rail itineraries with the ability to place a deposit on the itinerary of their choice, for a limited time, before they are available for booking to the public this January. 

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