Top 22 of 2022

Top 22 Experiences of 2022

Eager to get back out into the world again? Let us help you get inspired with some incredible Uniworld experiences not to miss this year. From some of our favorite Europe experiences to our top ways to go big on your next vacation, there's truly something for everyone.


Top 2022 Experiences in Europe

Castles Along the Rhine

1. Sailing the Upper Middle Rhine Valley

A UNESCO World Heritage site, this stretch of the Rhine is known for its serene landscapes and seemingly endless medieval castles and churches. Take it all in from the top deck on a river cruise sailing, cocktail in hand.

Featured Itinerary: Castles along the Rhine

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Max's Steakhouse lifestyle (S.S. Maria Theresa)

2. Making Dinner Onboard The S.S. Beatrice

At the Chef’s Table on the S.S. Beatrice, culinary-minded travelers can come together for an authentically Austrian meal, where each dish is individually paired with the perfect wine.

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Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate, Germany

3. Doktorenhof Vinegar Tasting

Looking for a unique travel experience? You will love this unexpected take on the Palatinate wine region: a tasting of specialty vinegar aperitifs made from premium wines at a family-run vineyard.

Featured Itinerary: Rhine Holiday Markets

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Budapest, Hungary lifestyle

4. Dive Deep into Jewish History & Culture

If you want to learn more about Europe’s enduring Jewish legacy, our Jewish Heritage cruises are for you. Visit museums, monuments and synagogues, and get to know the locals who make up the modern-day Jewish communities.

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Schönbrunn Palace Vienna

5. After-Hours at the Schönbrunn

Are VIP, private experiences your style? This Masterpiece Collection optional experience is one of our favorites. Explore one of Europe’s most spectacular palaces after hours and at your leisure without the crowds.

Featured Itinerary: Enchanting Danube

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Top Wellness Experiences of 2022

Hiking the Hermitage Vineyards

6. Hike the Hermitage Vineyards

For the best hike of your life, take a walk through the steeply terraced hillsides rising above the Rhône River. These paths are covered in vines that grow the world-famous Hermitage wines, which you'll have the opportunity to sample during your outing.

Featured Itinerary: Burgundy & Provence

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Caracalla Spa Baden Baden

7. Soak in the Spas of Baden-Baden

The ancient Romans discovered the healing properties of Baden-Baden's thermal baths over 2,000 years ago. Today, you can test them out at the Caracalla Spa for a relaxing experience unlike any other.

Featured Itinerary: Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

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Étretat cliffside golfing

8. Cliffside Golfing in Étretat

Étretat boasts one of the highest-rated golf courses in France, taking golfers right to the cliffs' edges for fantastic views and an exhilarating game. Experienced golfers and beginners alike will enjoy this active experience.

Featured Itinerary: Paris & Normandy

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Chioggia, Italy

9. Biking Chioggia

Our favorite way to explore the charming fishing village of Chioggia is by bike. Pedal past colorful houses and sandy beaches, then head into the countryside to visit a local estate for a farm-to-table lunch.

Featured Itinerary: Milan, Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy

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Serenity River Spa (S.S. Maria Theresa)

10. Treat Yourself to an Onboard Spa Treatment

If you think a vacation isn't complete without some well-deserved pampering, you're in the right place. Treat yourself to a soothing massage, facial or other service at our onboard spa.

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Our Top Ways to Go Big in 2022


11. Take a Private Train to Istanbul

Do it all on the ultimate journey by river and private train—and all in absolute luxury with Uniworld and Golden Eagle. See the best of Northern Italy, speed through the Balkans and experience the awe-inspiring city of Istanbul.

Featured Itinerary: Cruise & Rail: Venice & Istanbul

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Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration

12. Explore Machu Picchu

Discover a place few get to see in their lifetimes—Machu Picchu. Follow our expert guide throughout the citadel and listen to stories about the Inkas and all the theories surrounding this singular piece of history.

Featured Itinerary: Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration

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Taj Mahal

13. Marvel at the Taj Mahal

Is the Taj Mahal most striking by sunrise or sunset? Find the answer for yourself. You’ll enjoy a view from your room at The Oberoi Amarvilas, and get to see it up close on both morning and evening tours.

Featured Itinerary: India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

14. Discover the Temples of Cambodia

Walk amongst the ancient stones of Angkor Wat, gaze at the monumental carved faces of Angkor Tom and climb the “Jungle Temple” of Ta Prohm, where trees burst from the walls and thick roots reclaim the ancient site for the earth.

Featured Itinerary: Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

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Aswan, Egypt

15. Bird-Watching on the Nile

Sail along the banks of the great Nile river, keeping an eye out for colorful local birds, and make your way to a Nubian village where a local family invites us in for tea in their traditional home.

Featured Itinerary: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

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16. Experience Floriade

Discover a spectacular display of plant life and learn about sustainable achievements in science and architecture at Floriade—an exciting Dutch event only held every 10 years.

Featured Itinerary: Dutch Delight

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17. See the World-Famous Passion Play

Another once-in-a-decade opportunity, see the Passion Play in Oberammergau. This performance depicting the last days of Christ on Earth has occurred once a decade since 1634, and now you can be part of its history.

Featured Itinerary: Delightful Danube with Oberammergau pre-cruise extension

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Our Top Special Experiences in 2022

Roaring 20s Cocktail Party

18. Dance the Night Away at a Roaring 20s Party

Toast to good fortune, friends and travel this year at one of our Roaring 20s cocktail parties, where you can come prepared with 1920s-themed attire or don some of the accessories we'll provide for the occasion.

19. Enjoy Nights Out on the Town

See your destinations in a new light on our new Nights Out excursions. Do you love live music? Then head to a private classical concert in a historic Viennese music hall. Art history buff? Witness an awe-inspiring lighting ceremony at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.

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Honeycomb Ice Cream

20. Discover a New Favorite Meal

Dive into a heartwarming bowl of French onion soup, or cap your meal off with a delicious serving of Honeycomb Ice Cream—each one of many Signature Dishes from Uniworld's own celebrity chef, Bea Tollman.

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Butler service (S.S. Maria Theresa)

21. Stay in a Suite and Get a Personal Butler

After a day's activities onshore, relax in your room to riverviews with fresh canapes and your favorite drink—just one of the many thoughtful services our butlers provide to suite guests.

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Cocoa Beans

22. Join MAKE TRAVEL MATTER ® Experiences

Experience your destinations in a unique, authentic way with excursions that have a positive impact on local communities, such as a chocolate-tasting with a Belgian chocolatier who harvests beans from their own sustainable, fair-labor cacao farm.

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