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The Great Rivers of Europe

Connections River Cruises: Elegant cruising on Europe's great rivers.



Arrive in Amsterdam and meet your A&K representative for transfer to your hotel. This evening, join your A&K Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam   |   Meals: D
Day 2: VOLENDAM & EDAM / ‘Amadeus Brilliant’

Drive to Volendam beside the Zuiderzee to experience its picturesque waterfront and charismatic residents. After lunch, continue to Edam to enjoy a cheese tasting. Then, return to Amsterdam to board modern, stylish ‘Amadeus Brilliant’ with priority embarkation arranged. Gather for welcome cocktails prior to dinner.

'Amadeus Brilliant'   |   Meals: B L D
Day 3: AMSTERDAM & NIJMEGAN / Historic Canals

Tour Amsterdam, viewing the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), board a canal boat for an excursion through the city’s historic 17th-century canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, back aboard ‘Amadeus Brilliant,’ cruise through the flat polder landscape of southern Holland. This evening, enjoy a private pre-dinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club, hosted by your A&K Tour Director.

'Amadeus Brilliant'   |   Meals: B L D
Day 4: COLOGNE, GERMANY / The Great Cathedral

Dock at Cologne by mid-afternoon. Choose an optional walking tour of the city, including its landmark 13th-century cathedral, or explore on your own.

'Amadeus Brilliant'   |   Meals: B L D
Day 5: RÜDESHEIM / Along The Scenic Rhine

Arrive in Koblenz, where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers meet. Explore on your own or join the optional walking tour. Cruise the picturesque Rhine, passing hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and attractive villages. In Rüdesheim, embark on an optional walking tour, which includes Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, or explore independently.

'Amadeus Brilliant'   |   Meals: B L D
Day 6: MILTENBERG, BAVARIA / Half-Timbered Houses

In the early afternoon, arrive at Miltenberg for a walking tour along the narrow cobbled streets with their gabled, half-timbered houses. Continue to Wertheim and explore its old town center on foot before re-boarding the ship.

'Amadeus Brilliant'   |   Meals: B L D
Day 7: WÜRZBURG / An A&K Exclusive

In Würzburg, embark on an A&K exclusive Onshore Connection to Kloster Bronnbach, a former Cistercian monastery, for a tasting in its own wine cellar. After lunch aboard ship, choose an optional excursion to Rothenburg. Tonight, the captain hosts a gala dinner.

'Amadeus Brilliant'   |   Meals: B L D
Day 8: BAMBURG / Gothic Cathedral

Arrive in Bamberg after lunch. Enjoy a walking tour of the old quarter to view the Gothic cathedral and curious town hall (Altes Rathaus), perched on a bridge above the River Regnitz. Cruise to Nuremberg overnight.

'Amadeus Brilliant'   |   Meals: B L D
Day 9: NUREMBERG & MUNICH / Art Bunker Tour

After breakfast in Nuremberg, disembark to privately tour a World War II art bunker, built to conserve irreplaceable art treasures for future generations. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to your hotel in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Gather for a farewell dinner this evening.

Hotel Torbräu   |   Meals: B L D

Depart for the airport and your return flight home.

Meals: B

NOTE: June 27 departure runs in reverse, Munich to Amsterdam.
Timings and pre-/post-cruise sightseeing may vary. Please contact A&K for details.

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