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Pre & Post Extensions

What’s better than taking a Uniworld journey? Taking a longer one. With our optional pre- and post-cruise extensions, it’s never been easier to spend a few extra days in a destination. These expertly designed extensions offer you the opportunity to dive even deeper into local culture with additional time to explore. Whether you’re looking to start your vacation early or not ready to go home, make it unforgettable with Uniworld.

Featured Extensions

Rail Extensions

Our European Cruise & Rail itineraries combine all the best of river cruising, land and train travel. We’ve now made them even more accessible by expanding your options on cruise pairings! You can now add a rail journey on to any of our European river cruises.

Adventure World

We’ve partnered with Adventure World travel to provide our guests with a collection of extraordinary adventures and stunning accommodations in new locations around the world; fully customizable for each traveler. Paired as a pre- or post-Uniworld cruise extension or booked as a standalone trip—Adventure World offers a personalized way for conscious travelers to explore, celebrate and conserve the beauty and culture of the places they visit.

Jordan Pre-Cruise/Tour Extension (2023)

Amman

Explore ancient ruins and rock-cut masterpieces on this 6-day pre-cruise/tour extension in Jordan. Thousands of years of history are yours to uncover as you wind your way through destinations brimming with archaeological wonders, mountainous landscapes and ancient ruins. This insightful discovery will open your eyes to the magnificence of this not-to-miss country.

Included in your 6-day stay:

  • 3 nights at The St. Regis Amman hotel (or similar)
  • 1 night at Palmyra Mazayen camp (or similar)
  • 1 night at Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Jordan—4 days of excursions
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flight between Amman and Cairo
  • Services of a local host/guide

Available on: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (click here for details)

Lugano & Lake Como Pre-Cruise Extension (2023)

Discover the region where Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region blends seamlessly into Italy with your visit to Lugano and Como, a pair of picture-perfect lake towns nestled into the Alps.

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Hotel Splendide Royal (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Lugano Walking Tour with Verzasca Valley and Ascona visit
  • Lake Como & Bellagio
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Milan, Venice & the Jewels of Veneto (click here for details)

Prague Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2023)

Prague

Visiting the “City of Spires” is the perfect way to begin or end your enchanting cruise. Prague has been a center of arts, commerce and politics for a thousand years, and it offers a stunning array of medieval, baroque and art nouveau architecture.

Included in your stay:

  • 2 nights at the Cosmopolitan Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Enchanting Danube itineraries only: Prague Old Town & Castle District
  • Classic Christmas Markets itinerary only: Prague Old Town and Castle District with Christmas Markets
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Enchanting Danube (click here for details) / Zurich & the Rhine River Valley (click here for details) / Classic Christmas Markets (click here for details)

Ha Long Bay Pre-Cruise/Tour or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension (2023)

Ha Long Bay

Included in your 4-day stay:

  • 1 night at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights on the Paradise Grand Junk, Ha Long & Lan Ha Bays with all meals onboard
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Viet Hai Village Visit
  • Discover natural lagoons in Lan Ha Bay
  • All transfers and transportation

Available on: Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong (click here for details)

The Red Sea Post-Cruise/Tour Extension (2023)

The Red Sea area is one of the best places in the world for diving, snorkeling and sea sports. Discover why on this post-cruise/tour extension to our Egyptian river cruises, during which you’ll stay at a remarkably elegant resort in Sharm El Sheikh.

Please note: A local host will be with you throughout the itinerary to facilitate flights, excursions, hotel changes and any other needs guests may have.

Included in your 5-day stay:

  • 3 nights at the Sharm El Sheikh at Four Seasons Resort (or similar)
  • 1 night at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Dahab City, and Sea Scope Submarine
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flights between Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh
  • Services of a local host/guide

Available on: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (click here for details)

Lake Lucerne Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2023)

Your Castles along the Rhine cruise will give you a brief and charming sample of Swiss culture with a stop in Basel—extend your time in Switzerland before or after your cruise with 2 nights in the pretty lake town of Lucerne to immerse yourself in the center of Swiss life.

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Bürgenstock Hotels & Resorts (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Lucerne City Walk with Boat Ride
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Castles along the Rhine (click here for details)

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Amsterdam Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2023)

Amsterdam

Start or end your trip with a three-day adventure in the Netherlands’ beloved capital city. Explore amazing Amsterdam and discover its legacy of history, art and architecture.

  • 2 nights at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Amsterdam canals and famous Rijksmuseum
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Castles along the Rhine (click here for details)

Budapest Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2023)

Budapest

Bisected by the Danube, Budapest combines old and new, East and West with vibrant and inviting grace. Made up of two parts—Buda, on the east side of the river, and Pest, on the west—the city offers dazzling architecture, welcoming cafés and startling reminders of both recent and long-ago history.

  • 2 nights at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Budapest Walking Tour with Rock Hospital
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Delightful Danube & Prague (click here for details) / Enchanting Danube (click here for details) / European Jewels (click here for details) / Highlights of Eastern Europe (click here for details)

Interlaken Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2023)

Stay in Interlaken and enjoy a luxury stay amid the mountains of the Bernese Alps. One of Switzerland’s most beloved mountain getaways is always a good choice. Extend your Rhine River voyage here for three days to experience the best this enchanting city has to offer, with an expert local host to guide your way.

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel (or similar)
  • Jungfraujoch ("the top of Europe") visit
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland (click here for details)

Lake Lucerne Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2023)

Your Castles along the Rhine cruise will give you a brief and charming sample of Swiss culture with a stop in Basel—extend your time in Switzerland before or after your cruise with 2 nights in the pretty lake town of Lucerne to immerse yourself in the center of Swiss life.

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Bürgenstock Hotels & Resorts (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Lucerne City Walk with Boat Ride
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Castles along the Rhine (click here for details)

Lugano & Lake Como Pre-Cruise Extension (2023)

Discover the region where Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region blends seamlessly into Italy with your visit to Lugano and Como, a pair of picture-perfect lake towns nestled into the Alps.

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Hotel Splendide Royal (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Lugano Walking Tour with Verzasca Valley and Ascona visit
  • Lake Como & Bellagio
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Milan, Venice & the Jewels of Veneto (click here for details)

Paris Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2023)

Paris

No visit to France would be complete without seeing the city that is widely regarded as the most beautiful in the world—Paris. Nothing compares to the charm of its neighborhoods, the grandeur of its awe-inspiring architecture and monuments, or the cosmopolitan elegance of its boulevards. Delve into the delights this magnificent city has to offer, from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées to the quaint neighborhood cafés beloved by locals.

  • 2 nights at the Hôtel du Louvre (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Opera Garnier Discovery Walk (or similar)
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Pre-Cruise Extension is available on: Paris & Normandy (click here for details) / Burgundy & Provence (click here for details) / Grand France (click here for details)

Post-Cruise Extension is available on Brilliant Bordeaux (click here for details) and select departures of Burgundy & Provence (click here for details)

Prague Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2022)

Prague

Visiting the “City of Spires” is the perfect way to begin or end your enchanting cruise. Prague has been a center of arts, commerce and politics for a thousand years, and it offers a stunning array of medieval, baroque and art nouveau architecture.

  • 2 nights at the Cosmopolitan Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Enchanting Danube itineraries only: Prague Old Town & Castle District
  • Classic Christmas Markets itinerary only: Prague Old Town and Castle District with Christmas Markets
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Classic Christmas Markets (click here for details)

Prague Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2023)

Prague

Visiting the “City of Spires” is the perfect way to begin or end your enchanting cruise. Prague has been a center of arts, commerce and politics for a thousand years, and it offers a stunning array of medieval, baroque and art nouveau architecture.

  • 2 nights at the Cosmopolitan Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Enchanting Danube itineraries only: Prague Old Town & Castle District
  • Classic Christmas Markets itinerary only: Prague Old Town and Castle District with Christmas Markets
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Enchanting Danube (click here for details) / Zurich & the Rhine River Valley (click here for details) / Classic Christmas Markets (click here for details)

Vienna Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension (2023)

Vienna

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Vienna Discovery
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

Available on: Authentic Danube & Prague (click here for details) / Grand Central Europe (click here for details)

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Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Pre-Cruise/Tour or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension (2022)

Ha Long Bay

Included in your 5-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake (or similar)
  • 2 nights on the Paradise Grand Junk, Ha Long & Lan Ha Bays with all meals onboard
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Hanoi full-day city tour
  • Viet Hai Village Visit
  • Dark and Bright Cave Visit
  • Discover natural lagoons in Lan Ha Bay
  • All transfers and transportation

Available on: Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong (click here for details)

Ha Long Bay Pre-Cruise/Tour or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension (2023)

Ha Long Bay

Included in your 4-day stay:

  • 1 night at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights on the Paradise Grand Junk, Ha Long & Lan Ha Bays with all meals onboard
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Viet Hai Village Visit
  • Discover natural lagoons in Lan Ha Bay
  • All transfers and transportation

Available on: Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong (click here for details)

Jerusalem Post-Cruise/Tour Extension (2022)

Jerusalem is a city rich in history, religion and heritage—all of which you’ll discover on this 5-day post-cruise/tour extension that will take you to some of the oldest and holiest sites in the world. From the fascinating Old City to the vibrant downtown, there’s no shortage of ways to uncover this city’s enthralling past and captivating present.

Included in your 5-day stay:

  • 4 nights at the Orient Jerusalem Hotel, Israel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Jerusalem—3 days of excursions
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flight between Cairo and Tel Aviv
  • Services of a local host/guide

Available on: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (click here for details)

Jerusalem Post-Cruise/Tour Extension (2023)

Jerusalem is a city rich in history, religion and heritage—all of which you’ll discover on this 5-day post-cruise/tour extension that will take you to some of the oldest and holiest sites in the world. From the fascinating Old City to the vibrant downtown, there’s no shortage of ways to uncover this city’s enthralling past and captivating present.

Included in your 5-day stay:

  • 4 nights at the Orient Jerusalem Hotel, Israel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Jerusalem—3 days of excursions
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flight between Cairo and Tel Aviv
  • Services of a local host/guide

Available on: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (click here for details)

Jordan Pre-Cruise/Tour Extension (2022)

Amman

Explore ancient ruins and rock-cut masterpieces on this 6-day pre-cruise/tour extension in Jordan. Thousands of years of history are yours to uncover as you wind your way through destinations brimming with archaeological wonders, mountainous landscapes and ancient ruins. This insightful discovery will open your eyes to the magnificence of this not-to-miss country.

Included in your 6-day stay:

  • 3 nights at The St. Regis Amman hotel (or similar)
  • 1 night at Mazayen Camp Wadi Rum (or similar)
  • 1 night at Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Jordan—4 days of excursions
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flight between Amman and Cairo
  • Services of a local host/guide

Available on: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (click here for details)

Uniworld - The Iraq al-Amir Women’s Cooperative

When you travel with Uniworld on our Jordan pre-cruise/tour extension you are helping to support local communities. See how you can make travel matter for the Jordanian women of the Iraq al-Amir Women’s Cooperative.

Jordan Pre-Cruise/Tour Extension (2023)

Amman

Explore ancient ruins and rock-cut masterpieces on this 6-day pre-cruise/tour extension in Jordan. Thousands of years of history are yours to uncover as you wind your way through destinations brimming with archaeological wonders, mountainous landscapes and ancient ruins. This insightful discovery will open your eyes to the magnificence of this not-to-miss country.

Included in your 6-day stay:

  • 3 nights at The St. Regis Amman hotel (or similar)
  • 1 night at Palmyra Mazayen camp (or similar)
  • 1 night at Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Jordan—4 days of excursions
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flight between Amman and Cairo
  • Services of a local host/guide

Available on: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (click here for details)

Uniworld - The Iraq al-Amir Women’s Cooperative

When you travel with Uniworld on our Jordan pre-cruise/tour extension you are helping to support local communities. See how you can make travel matter for the Jordanian women of the Iraq al-Amir Women’s Cooperative.

The Red Sea Post-Cruise/Tour Extension (2023)

The Red Sea area is one of the best places in the world for diving, snorkeling and sea sports. Discover why on this post-cruise/tour extension to our Egyptian river cruises, during which you’ll stay at a remarkably elegant resort in Sharm El Sheikh.

Please note: A local host will be with you throughout the itinerary to facilitate flights, excursions, hotel changes and any other needs guests may have.

Included in your 5-day stay:

  • 3 nights at the Sharm El Sheikh at Four Seasons Resort (or similar)
  • 1 night at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Dahab City, and Sea Scope Submarine
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flights between Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh
  • Services of a local host/guide

Available on: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (click here for details)

Udaipur Pre-Cruise/Tour Extension (2022)

Included in your 4-day stay:

  • 1 night at the Trident Hotel, Gurgaon (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Udaipur at the Taj Lake Palace (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • All service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Udaipur city tour and visit to Lake Pichola and the garden of Saheliyon Ki Bari
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flight between Udaipur and New Delhi

Available on: India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges (click here for details)

Udaipur Pre-Cruise/Tour Extension (2023)

Included in your 4-day stay:

  • 1 night at the Trident Hotel, Gurgaon (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Udaipur at the Taj Lake Palace (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • All service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Udaipur city tour and visit to Lake Pichola and the garden of Saheliyon Ki Bari
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flight between Udaipur and New Delhi

Available on: India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges (click here for details)

Varanasi Post-Cruise/Tour Extension (2022)

Varanasi

Once known as the “City of Life,” it is filled with temples and pilgrims; ghats line the west bank of the Ganges, the scene of the holiest religious observances and the most ordinary details of daily life. Ancient, colorful and sacred, Varanasi will intrigue and astonish you.

  • 1 night at the Taj Ganges, Varanasi (or similar)
  • 1 night at the Trident Hotel, Gurgaon (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • All service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Varanasi panoramic city tour with private boat viewing of an Aarti ceremony at sunset
  • Private boat viewing of life and rituals on the Ganges at sunrise and silk factory visit
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flights from Kolkata to Varanasi and Varanasi to New Delhi

Available on: India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges (click here for details)

Varanasi Post-Cruise/Tour Extension (2023)

Varanasi

Once known as the “City of Life,” it is filled with temples and pilgrims; ghats line the west bank of the Ganges, the scene of the holiest religious observances and the most ordinary details of daily life. Ancient, colorful and sacred, Varanasi will intrigue and astonish you.

  • 1 night at the Taj Ganges, Varanasi (or similar)
  • 1 night at the Trident Hotel, Gurgaon (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • All service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Varanasi panoramic city tour with private boat viewing of an Aarti ceremony at sunset
  • Private boat viewing of life and rituals on the Ganges at sunrise and silk factory visit
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flights from Kolkata to Varanasi and Varanasi to New Delhi

Available on: India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges (click here for details)

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