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Connections European River Cruises with Abercrombie & Kent
With more than 50 years of experience and six offices in Europe, our European River Cruise Journeys offer the most authentic, inspiring small-group river cruise experience available.
Though you cruise on a ship of 150 or so passengers, our guests dine and go ashore in the company of no more than 24 like-minded Connections guests and a Resident Tour Director. All off-ship sightseeing is exclusive to your Connections group, as well as all meals, whether taken on ship or on shore. When plying Europe’s storied rivers, A&K offers only the cabins and suites most preferred by our guests, including those with full, walk-out balconies or French balconies with unrestricted views through wide glass panoramas. And every cruise features pre- and post-cruise stays in smaller, hand-selected hotels, for a complete boutique-style travel experience from start to finish.
Special Offer: Save with Our 2016 Connections Summer in Europe Sale
Book by July 31 and save $500 per person on any Connections Land Journey in Europe or $1,000 per person on select European River Cruise Journeys. Solo travellers save an additional $500 off the single supplement on these same journeys, for a combined savings of up to $1,500. Learn More »
New! Announcing A&K’s 2017 Connections European River Cruise Journeys Brochure
Our 2017 European River Cruise Journeys offer the only small-group experience on a river cruise available anywhere. Select from 11 boutique-style journeys and experience for yourself what sets A&K apart from the rest.
New for 2017:
- Three new journeys along the Seine, Rhine, and Danube and a new river ship, 'Amadeus Provence'
- All shore excursions are exclusive to your Connections group
- Connections guests dine together at reserved tables on board and enjoy restaurants onshore on each journey
- A complete itinerary before and after cruising in Paris, Amsterdam, Budapest and other treasured locales features hand-selected boutique hotels, available only to a small group
- Local wine and beer are now included at all lunches and dinners both on and off the ship
See Europe by River As Only A&K Can Reveal It
Resident Tour Directors® Who Live in Europe
A&K Resident Tour Directors have lived for decades, perhaps even their entire lives, in the places you visit, and are equipped with the savvy and insight into local culture that only come with being there. Dedicated to your small group, they oversee your entire journey and accompany you every day.
City Visits Before and After Cruising
Included city visits before and after cruising offer you the chance to explore vital cultural hubs such as Amsterdam, Munich, Budapest and Paris with Connections. Your small-group size gives you access to distinctive local accommodations and sightseeing that complete your experience of the destination.
A Small Group of 24 or Less
Throughout every journey, you travel in the company of no more than 24 A&K guests –a benefit other companies, with their "small groups" of 40 or more, simply can't match. You avoid delays with priority boarding, enjoy more time with your Resident Tour Director and embark on excursions in a comfortable vehicle designated exclusively for your group.
Exclusive A&K Onshore Connections
During your journey, Connections provides a minimum of two onshore experiences, each available exclusively to our guests and each designed to connect you to your destination at its most authentic. They include guided excursions to local neighborhoods and markets, as well as meetings with remarkable local artisans, musicians and culinary experts –unforgettable travel moments that are only possible because of A&K's unmatched local experience and expertise.
Dedicated Onshore Vehicles
When you disembark your stylish riverboat for a shore excursion, led by your Resident Tour Director, a comfortable vehicle is waiting on the dock designated exclusively for your group, so you never have to wait or search for a bus. You travel as a group, not as a crowd, and explore together as like-minded travellers. Airport transfers are also included on every departure.
Unmatched On-the-Ground Support
A&K has six on-the-ground offices in Europe –far more than any other travel company –all staffed by experts who know the ins and outs of every destination and who have cultivated the long-term relationships with local expert guides, governments and organizations that make it possible to deliver unique sightseeing experiences simply not available from anyone else.
An Incomparable Value
Impeccable attention to detail, unparalleled service that is seamless from start to finish, a deeper understanding of your destination than you ever expected —they are what make cruising the great rivers of Europe so extraordinary, and translate directly into a value unmatched in European river cruising today.
Journey Along the Most Scenic Waterways Aboard an Elegant Amadeus River Ships
- Spacious suites and cabins with unrestricted views
- Walk-out or French balconies in all cabins
- Fine dining, with meals prepared by on-board chefs
- Renowned Austrian hospitality
- Modern, hotel-style amenities, including hairdresser, fitness room, massage facilities and ship-wide Wi-Fi
- Complimentary bicycles for exploring on your own
- Priority boarding, so you step aboard up to 90 minutes before other passengers
A&K’s Featured European River Cruise Journeys
Connections European River Cruises
Limited to 24 guests
Days: 11 | From: $6,195
Tour the Vitra Design Museum in Basel and sample the wines of the Alsace region. View artworks spanning several schools at the Museum Ludwig and explore the architecture of Holland's capital city.
Connections European River Cruises
Limited to 24 guests
Days: 11 | From: $6,995
Cruise the Saône and Rhône Rivers, after pre-cruise stays in Paris and Beaune. Enjoy a mustard-mill visit, tastings at a market and top wineries, and a Connections-exclusive excursion to Avignon and Pont du Gard.