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Music & Maestros of the Danube (2016)

Connections European River Cruises: Elegant, boutique cruising on Europe's great rivers

Limited to 24 guests
Days: 10  |  From: $4,495


Music & Maestros of the Danube

Day 1: Arrive Budapest, Hungary

Arrive in Budapest, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

Continental Hotel Budapest   |   Meals: D

Day 2: Szentendre / Lively Artists’ Town

Visit Szentendre and the Margit Kovács Museum. Later, return to Budapest for priority embarkation aboard your relaxing river ship. Enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner, as the ship’s talented musicians perform.

'Amadeus Elegant'   |   Meals: B D

Day 3: Budapest / Discovering Two Cities in One

Tour the cobbled streets of Buda and the wide avenues of Pest. Tonight, enjoy an included performance at the Lizst Academy.

'Amadeus Elegant'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 4: Esztergom / Magnificent Basilica

Enjoy an optional excursion to Gödöllő to see the grand Baroque castle and its lovely botanical gardens. After lunch, explore Esztergom, including its 19th-century basilica. Tonight, enjoy a private, pre-dinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club, hosted by your Resident Tour Director.

'Amadeus Elegant'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 5: Bratislava, Slovakia / Classical Concert

Arrive in Bratislava to visit its old quarter. View St. Martin’s Cathedral and Grassalkovich Palace. Join an optional excursion to Imperial Festival Palace Castle Hof. After dinner aboard ship, go ashore for a classical concert.

'Amadeus Elegant'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 6: Vienna, Austria / An Homage to Musical Masters

Drive the Ringstrasse, past Karlskirche and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Attend a matinée at a Viennese palais, and then receive a private waltz lesson — a Connections exclusive. Finish your day with time at leisure to explore the charming city center. This evening, enjoy Category A seating at a “Sound of Vienna” concert in the opulent Kursalon.

'Amadeus Elegant'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 7: Melk / 900-Year-Old Abbey

Choose an optional walking tour of Krems, a lovely town in the picturesque Wachau. Cruise to Emmersdorf to visit the abbey of Melk, perched on a rocky outcrop high above the Danube.

'Amadeus Elegant'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 8: Linz & Salzburg / Austrian Towns

Your choice of optional excursions today: Enjoy a day in Salzburg that includes a drive of the Salzkammergut region. Or, choose a morning walking tour of Linz, perhaps also visiting Stift St. Florian monastery for an afternoon organ concert. Tonight, the captain welcomes you to a gala dinner aboard ship followed by a special farewell concert.

'Amadeus Elegant'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 9: Munich, Germany / Bavaria’s Charming Capital

Disembark in Passau and travel to Munich for a walking tour that includes the Frauenkirche. Later, gather for a farewell dinner.

Hotel Torbräu   |   Meals: B D

Day 10: Depart Munich

Today, transfer to Munich airport for your flight.

Meals: B

NOTE: Performance schedules are subject to change. High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.

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