Solo Traveller

We’ve waived or reduced the Single Supplement on a generous number of itineraries and departures for guests eager to see the world solo. Book early, as these fares sell out quickly.

Castles along the Rhine (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 19, 26 | Apr 5, 16, 19 | May 17, 21 | Jun 7, 25 | Jul 2, 5, 26, 30 | Aug 6, 27 | Sep 17, 27 | Oct 8, 11, 29 | Nov 1, 5

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ALL INCLUSIVE

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette or the elegant River Empress
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 4 countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Rhine River: Shaping European History from the Romans to the European Union”
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

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A Portrait of Majestic France (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 2, 16
  • May 7
  • Jun 4
  • Jul 2, 23
  • Aug 13, 20
  • Sep 3
  • Oct 22
  • Nov 5

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 2, 16
  • May 7
  • Jun 11
  • Jul 2, 16
  • Aug 6, 27
  • Sep 10
  • Oct 8
  • Nov 12

Burgundy & Provence (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 26
  • Apr 9, 23
  • May 28
  • Jul 23, 30
  • Aug 6, 13
  • Sep 10
  • Oct 8
  • Nov 5

Classic Christmas Markets (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 8

Danube Holiday Markets (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 9, 16

Delightful Danube & Prague (2017)

Reduced Single Supplement

  • May 8
  • Jul 17, 31
  • Aug 14
  • Sep 6
  • Oct 18
  • Nov 1

Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 23

Enchanting Danube (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 19, 26
  • Apr 2, 16
  • Jun 25
  • Jul 2, 23
  • Aug 13, 20
  • Sep 3
  • Oct 15
  • Nov 12

European Holiday Markets (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Nov 30
  • Dec 14

European Jewels (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • May 15, 31
  • Jun 7
  • Jul 19
  • Aug 16, 30
  • Sep 13
  • Oct 11
  • Nov 1

Gems of Northern Italy (2017)

Reduced Single Supplement

  • Mar 31
  • Apr 7, 21
  • Jun 16
  • Jul 21
  • Aug 11, 25
  • Sep 8
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 3

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 22

Grand European Discovery (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • May 14
  • Jun 25
  • Aug 20
  • Sep 17
  • Oct 15

Grand France (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 26
  • Apr 9, 23
  • Jun 4
  • Jul 2, 30
  • Aug 13, 27
  • Oct 22

Highlights of Eastern Europe (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 5, 10
  • May 22
  • Jun 5
  • Jul 3
  • Aug 14, 23
  • Sep 20
  • Oct 4

Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 26
  • Apr 16

Imperial Waterways of Russia (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Jun 24
  • Jul 6

Legendary Rhine & Moselle (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 21
  • May 3
  • Jun 24
  • Jul 18, 30
  • Aug 11, 23
  • Sep 28
  • Oct 22
  • Nov 3

Paris & Impressions of the Seine (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 28
  • Apr 6, 15
  • May 3
  • Jun 17
  • Jul 5, 23
  • Aug 10, 19
  • Sep 15
  • Oct 12, 30
  • Nov 8

Paris & Normandy (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 9, 23
  • May 7
  • Jun 11
  • Jul 16, 23
  • Aug 6, 20
  • Sep 3
  • Oct 22
  • Nov 5

Parisian Royal Holiday (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 6, 13

Portraits of Eastern Europe (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 10
  • May 22
  • Jun 5
  • Aug 14, 28
  • Sep 25

Rhine Holiday Markets (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Nov 28
  • Dec 5

Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich (2017)

Reduced Single Supplement

  • May 19
  • Jun 16
  • Aug 11, 20
  • Sep 17
  • Oct 15
  • Nov 3

Splendors of Italy (2017)

Reduced Single Supplement

  • Mar 31
  • Apr 7, 21
  • Jun 16
  • Jul 21
  • Aug 11, 25
  • Sep 8
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 3

Tulips and Windmills (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 30
  • Apr 3

Ultimate European Journey (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • May 3
  • Jun 14
  • Jul 3, 26
  • Aug 14
  • Sep 25

Ultimate France (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 9
  • May 28
  • Jun 11
  • Jul 2, 23
  • Aug 6, 27
  • Sep 3
  • Oct 22

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The Golden Midi Cruise

Canal du Midi

57km / 61 locks / 35.5hrs of cruising
Get the full Canal du Midi experience on a ten-night boating adventure through France’s most prolific wine-producing region. This active itinerary will tick off all of the main sights from your Midi wish list, including historic Carcassonne, while allowing ample opportunity to laze on the sundeck and enjoy the seductively slow pace of the canal.

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  • Day 1: Arrive in Castelnaudary
    0km / 0 locks / 0hrs of cruising
    Arrive in 17th century Castelnaudary, clustered around the beautiful Grand Bassin with its iconic church standing proud on the horizon. After settling into your boat, stroll into town for dinner and be sure to try Cassoulet, a local speciality of sausage, goose and duck, slow cooked in a casserole with white beans.
  • Day 2: Castelnaudary to Villesèquelande
    26km / 19 locks / 6hrs of cruising
    After a morning of gentile cruising and a lazy lunch on board, unload the bikes for a short cycle into Bram, an attractive town arranged in a concentric circle around the pretty church. Then onwards to overnight in quiet Villesèquelande.
  • Day 3: Villesèquelande to mymedic.es Carcassonne
    14km / 5 locks / 3.5hrs of cruising
    Explore the impressive, fortified city of Carcassonne with its bustling network of cobbled streets thronging with restaurants and shops, all nestled inside the imposing city walls. Take a guided tour around the huge 12th Century Château Comtal and the fearless might enjoy the gruesome Musée de l’Inquisition. And don’t miss the ethereal magnificence of the Basilica of Saint Nazaire.
  • Day 4: Carcassonne to Trèbes
    12km / 6 locks / 3.5hrs of cruising
    Head away from the canal on an organised tour to the spectacular Domaine Gayda, one of the leading wine producers in the area. Tour the state-of-the-art winery and enjoy a relaxed and fun tasting of their excellent range of wines. Finish with a three-course lunch, with wine, in their superb restaurant that overlooks the Pyrenees before returning to Carcassonne for your onward journey to Trèbes.
  • Day 5: Trèbes to Argen Minervois
    34km / 18 locks / 8 hrs of cruising
    Enjoy the slow pace of the canal as you spend most of the day cruising, stopping to admire the pretty village of Marseilette on the way. Your destination is the beautiful town of Argens Minervois, clustered around a 14th century chateau, so have a wander around before dinner
  • Day 6: Argens Minervios to Le Somail
    14km / 1 lock / 2.5hrs of cruising
    Overlooking the canal, Château de Paraza is the site of an impressive winery. Look around and sample the produce and then continue onwards to Le Somail. In the afternoon, why not hire the most legendary of convertible cars, an old Mythic 2 CV, a fun way to drive through the vineyards and countryside toward L’Oulibo Olive Cellars to learn how olive oil is made,
  • Day 7: Le Somail to Capestang
    22km / 0 locks / 5hrs of cruising
    Visit Madam Gourgue’s Antiquarian Bookshop where you’ll find everything from cheap paperbacks to very rare editions, crammed in bookshelves from floor to ceiling. Onward to Capestang and, for something exquisite, dress up for dinner and take a short taxi ride to the very grand Château les Carrasses for a fine-dining experience in a beautiful setting.
  • Day 8: Capestang to Colombiers
    13km / 0 locks / 2.5hrs of cruising
    Explore Capestang including its 14th century castle & impressive painted ceilings. Further along the canal, visit the Oppidum of Ensérune, an archaeological site and museum with impressive views over the dried Montady Lake. Then it’s time to navigate through the 165m long Malpas tunnel. In Colombiers, visit the Saint-Sylvestre church, which is full of history and at night, the rectory’s gardens are lit up and are perfect for a charming walk
  • Day 9: Colombiers to Villeneuve Béziers
    13km / 11 locks / 5hrs of cruising
    Today you will descend the famous Foneserranes staircase of seven locks. Then it’s onwards, past Beziers, to moor just past the bustling city in the more peaceful surroundings of Villeneuve Béziers.
  • Day 10: Villeneuve Béziers to Port Cassafières
    9km / 1 lock / 2.5hrs of cruising
    Explore magnificent Béziers, one of the Midi’s largest cities. Don’t miss the 13th century Romanesque cathedral with terrific views out over the surrounding vineyards. Then cruise the final stretch to Port Cassafières for a stroll along the beach at Portiranges to build your appetite for dinner.

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Notes

This itinerary is a 10 nights option but can be reached in 7 nights minimum with more time cruising per day and different stops.
This itinerary is a suggestion only. All cruising distances and times are approximations and are subject to local navigation restrictions at the time you cruise, planned or otherwise. Please check advertised opening times of sights and attractions to avoid disappointment. Various tours or attractions may need to be booked in advance. All meals, entry fees and tour tariffs are payable at your own expense

Note: This itinerary can also be taken in the opposite direction

The Adriatic Seaside Cruise

Precenicco to Casale

230km / 4 locks / 7 Lifting Bridges / 25hrs of cruising
The enchanting Venetian Lagoon, the golden sands of the Adriatic Coast and the peaceful countryside of the Friuli region are yours to discover on this week-long boating holiday. A perfect route for first-time boaters who wish to experience the delights of the city. This itinerary steers you clear of the busy waterways around central Venice, directing you instead to neighbouring islands so you can use the speedy water-taxi service to get you to the thriving city centre.

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  • Day 1: Precenicco to Marano Lagunare
    15km / 0 locks / 0 Lifting Bridges / 1.5hrs of cruising
    Cruise down the peaceful River Stella and head across the Marano Lagoon to Marano Lagunare, an old fishing village full of character. The main square, dominated by the beautifully restored millenary tower, has an excellent choice of seafood restaurants. Buon appetito!
  • Day 2: Marano Lagunare to Concordia Sagittaria
    40km / 1 lock / 1 Lifting Bridge / 4hrs of cruising
    Head back across the Lagoon to join the canal which runs along the sunny Adriatic Coast towards Venice. A detour north will bring you to Concordia Sagittaria and neighbouring Portogruaro, where a guided walk will reveal the fascinating Roman history of these two pretty towns.
  • Day 3: Concordia Sagittaria to Caorle
    25km / 0 locks / 2 Lifting Bridges / 3hrs of cruising
    Your next stop is Caorle to admire the traditional coloured houses and explore the quirky shops and boutiques. Enjoy delicious ice cream in one of the many Gelateria and stroll to the beach for a dip in the Adriatic.
  • Day 4: Caorle to Lido di Jesolo
    70km / 1 lock / 4 Lifting Bridges / 7.5hrs of cruising
    Spend a leisurely day cruising, enjoying the spectacular wildlife of the Friuli region – bound for the chic beach resort of Lido de Jesolo
  • Day 5: Lido di Jesolo to Vignole (Venice)
    30km / 1 lock / 0 Lifting Bridges / 3hrs of cruising
    After a morning on the sand, cruise onward to the Venetian lagoon to moor in Vignole. A speedy Vaperetto ferry will take you into the heart of Venice. Marvel at St Mark’s Square and visit the famous St Mark’s Basilica, and tour the Doge’s Palace next door. Take the elevator to the top of the Campanile, the iconic bell-tower, for great views of the Square and beyond.
  • Day 6: Vignole to Burano
    10km / 0 locks / 0 Lifting Bridges / 1hr of cruising
    Before departing Venice, wander around the famous Rialto market and the impressive Rialto Bridge next door. And don’t leave without taking an iconic Gondala ride! After lunch, take a vaporetto to the Island of Murano to visit one of the many glass factories to admire the master glass blowers at work.
  • Day 7: Burano to Casier
    40km / 1 lock / 0 Lifting Bridges / 5hrs of cruising
    In Burano visit the lace-making museum and stroll around town admiring the multi-coloured houses. Don’t miss San Martino Church with its crooked bell tower. Your week ends with a leisurely cruise out of the lagoon and up the River Sile to Casier for a farewell dinner in the excellent Ristorante Trattoria al Sile.

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Notes

This itinerary is a suggestion only. All cruising distances and times are approximations and are subject to local navigation restrictions at the time you cruise, planned or otherwise. Please check advertised opening times of sights and attractions to avoid disappointment. Various tours or attractions may need to be booked in advance. All meals, entry fees and tour tariffs are payable at your own expense

Note: This itinerary can also be taken in the opposite direction

The Midi-Robine Cruise

Trèbes to Narbonne

109.5km / 34 locks / 24.5 hrs of cruising
Combine the famous, tree-lined Canal du Midi, including legendary Carcassonne, with the splendour of the Canal de la Robine. This delightful canal meanders lazily through vast lakes and nature reserves towards the Mediterranean coast. This itinerary will deliver a boating holiday full or variety, which takes in popular, iconic sites as well as and lesser-known gems.

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  • Day 1: Arrive in Trèbes
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    Arrive in pretty Trebes and, after settling into your boat, discover the beautiful oak beams and sculpted figures of the 13th century church nearby.
  • Day 2: Trèbes to Puichéric
    17.5km / 11 locks / 5hrs of cruising
    Take a short taxi ride to the ancient Cathar stronghold of Carcassonne for a tour of the city walls and 12th Century Chateau. Enjoy lunch among the bustling cobbled streets within the city walls and then head back to your boat and begin you peaceful cruise eastwards.
  • Day 3: Puichéric to Ventenac
    25km / 8 locks / 5hrs of cruising
    Explore the leafy trails of Le Redorte before lunch at the elegant Chateau. Then it’s time for a spot of wine-tasting at the Ventenac Minervois Cave Cooperative… and chance to stock up for the rest of your journey of course!
  • Day 4: Ventenac to Le Somail
    5km / 0 locks / 1hrs of cruising
    In Le Somail, wander among the crammed bookshelves of Madam Gourgue’s Antiquarian Bookshop where you’ll find everything from cheap paperbacks to very rare editions. After lunch, head into the countryside for a tour around the Olive Groves of L’Oulibo.
  • Day 5: Le Somail to Narbonne
    18km / 9 locks / 5.5 hrs of cruising
    Visit the fascinating Amphoralis gallo-roman potters’ Museum, the site of a 1st – 3rd century Roman Potter factory that has recently been uncovered. Spend the afternoon cruising along the pretty Canal de la Robine towards Narbonne
  • Day 6: Narbonne to Port-la-Nouvelle
    22km / 3 locks / 4hrs of cruising
    A walk around Narbonne takes you through 2500 years of history, including the very grand Archbishop’s Palace and cloisters and the remarkable Gothic cathedral. In the afternoon, as you head south towards the Mediterranean coast, the scenery changes and the canal leads you among a vast network of lakes.
  • Day 7: Port-la-Nouvelle
    22km / 3 locks / 4hrs of cruising
    Take a morning stroll around the bustling fishing port of Port-la-Nouvelle or along the vast sandy beaches nearby before heading back to Narbonne. On the way, stop for a walk around the Isle of Sainte-Lucie, a nature reserve of exceptional beauty. The day finishes back in Narbonne for a final farewell dinner – bon appétit!

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Notes

This itinerary is a suggestion only. All cruising distances and times are approximations and are subject to local navigation restrictions at the time you cruise, planned or otherwise. Please check advertised opening times of sights and attractions to avoid disappointment. Various tours or attractions may need to be booked in advance. All meals, entry fees and tour tariffs are payable at your own expense

Note: This itinerary can also be taken in the opposite direction

The Amsterdam Cruise

Vinkeveen return

92km / 6 locks / 28 Lifting Bridges / 17.5hrs of cruising
The serene and picturesque River Vecht will guide your boat on a journey through quintessential Dutch villages; past grand windmills, stunning landscapes and temptingly clear lakes. All complimented by two lively and characterful cities at each end, one being the nation’s trendy capital, Amsterdam.

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  • Day 1: Arrive in Vinkeveen
    0km / 0 locks / 0 Lifting Bridges / 0hrs of cruising
    Arrive in Vinkeveen and head out across Vinkeveen Plassen to eat in one of the many lake-side restaurants
  • Day 2: Vinkeveen to Weesp (and Amsterdam)
    24km / 2 locks / 2 Lifting Bridges / 3hrs of cruising
    Cruise north to historic Weesp and take your bikes to the nearby Naardermeer Nature Reserve. Then, a quick 20 minute train ride will see you in the centre of Amsterdam, the lively and cosmopolitan capital of the Netherlands and famous for its its vibrant and diverse nightlife… and of course its World-renowned Red Light District?
  • Day 3: Weesp (and Amsterdam) to Muiden
    4km / 0 locks / 3 Lifting Bridges / 1.5hrs of cruising
    Head back to Amsterdam to explore the Capital’s beautiful architecture, impressive landmarks, and several notable museums such as the National Museum and the Anne Frank Museum.
  • Day 4: Muiden to Loenen
    23km / 0 locks / 7 Lifting Bridges / 4.5hrs of cruising
    In Muiden, visit the beautifully restored 13th century Muiderslot Castle a, UNESCO World Heritage site and now a museum which tells the castle’s fascinating history. In the afternoon, begin your journey south along the pretty and winding River Vecht.
  • Day 5: Loenen to Maarssen
    10km / 0 locks / 4 Lifting Bridges / 2hrs of cruising
    Mosey around the attractive village of Loenen with its many stately homes and waterside gardens. Nearby, the huge expanse of Loosdrechtse Plassen is a popular place for watersports, including kayaking, and stunning walks around its perimeter. Then head onwards to moor overnight in Maarseen, home to many elegant manor houses and well-tended gardens. Visit the romantic old town with its quaint little church
  • Day 6: Maarssen to Utrecht
    9km / 1 lock / 4 Lifting Bridges / 2hrs of cruising
    Explore the University city of Utrecht, one of Holland’s largest cities and home to a lively retail centre, countless restaurants, and many good museums. Climb the 465 steps of the Dom Tower for magnificent views as far as Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
  • Day 7: Utrecht to Vinkeveen
    22km / 3 locks / 8 Lifting Bridges / 4.5hrs of cruising
    Head back to Vinkeveen and spend the afternoon cruising among the many islands of Vinkeveen Plassen, take a refreshing swim and enjoy the holiday atmosphere

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Notes: This itinerary is a suggestion only. All cruising distances and times are approximations and are subject to local navigation restrictions at the time you cruise, planned or otherwise. Please check advertised opening times of sights and attractions to avoid disappointment. Various tours or attractions may need to be booked in advance. All meals, entry fees and tour tariffs are payable at your own expense