Uniworld's "Taste of Christmas" Exclusive Excursions Add Extra Spice to Holiday Cruises

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DELRAY BEACH, FL, June 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection's seven all-inclusive holiday cruises along Europe's Rhine, Main, Danube, and Seine rivers provide the quintessential holiday experience. In addition to highlighting local traditions and seasonal delights, each cruise includes the exclusive "Taste of Christmas" program--a special complimentary excursion offered by no other river cruise line.

"Taste of Christmas," available in Paris, Vienna, Strasbourg, and Frankfurt, provides an in-depth exploration of each city's main Christmas Market with an English-speaking local expert. Every tour concludes with delicious seasonal treats made by a local vendor, such as a marzipan-filled pastry or freshly baked gingerbread in Germany; vanillekipferi, Austria's favorite Christmas cookie; or a sampling of bredele , traditional Alsatian Christmas cookies, each with its own distinctive shape, history, and flavoring. "Everyone loves our holiday river cruises, as they are a wonderful way to spend quality time with your loved ones as you create your own traditions," says Guy Young, President of Uniworld.

Depending on the itinerary, other excursions--many of which are exclusive only to Uniworld guests--might include taking a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Bavarian Forest, wandering through Versailles on a secret palace tour, sipping cocktails with a real-life Austrian princess, enjoying a festive New Year's Eve dinner and a private concert with the chance to dance to famous Strauss waltzes at a Viennese palace, or ringing in the New Year in an opulent Budapest ballroom with a gala dinner and dance.

Uniworld's 2014 collection of Holiday River Cruises are truly all-inclusive, with all gratuities, airport transfers, shore excursions, and onboard meals with unlimited beverages, including a selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, and soft drinks. Itineraries include:

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About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Award-winning Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection--the world's only authentic boutique river cruise line™--features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, as well as included shore excursions, gourmet cuisine, and unsurpassed hospitality. Based in Los Angeles, California, Uniworld offers voyages on 15 rivers in 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Uniworld is a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and is highly regarded by discerning travelers, media, and cruise industry experts:

Listed among the "World's Best River Cruises" by Travel + Leisure, and recognized for the "World's Best Service" in the 'River Cruise' category

Seven ships listed among Travel + Leisure's "Top 20 River Ships," with River Countess rated highest of all cruise ships (river & ocean)

Distinguished as a Condé Nast Traveler "Platinum Circle Member" an honor bestowed for being on the prestigious Gold List every year for seven years (2008 - 2014)

Top three ranking on Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 10" list of cruise lines (river & ocean)

Named "Best Luxury River Cruise Line" by Cruise International (2012 & 2013)

About The TreadRight Foundation
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit: www.TreadRight.org.

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