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Along the Danube (2017)
Limited to 24 guests
Days: 10 | From: $5,495 (was $5,995)
Day 1: ARRIVE BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join fellow guests and your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.
Continental Hotel Budapest | Meals: D
Day 2: BUDAPEST / Evening City Cruise
Join your intimate group, visiting Baroque Gödöllő castle and its gardens. Meet your ship in Budapest for priority embarkation. After time to settle into your premium cabin or suite with an open-air French or walk-out balcony, enjoy a welcome cocktail prior to dinner. This evening, cruise through Budapest, passing under the illuminated Chain Bridge, while a gypsy band performs on board.
Day 3: BUDAPEST / Two Cities in One
See Buda’s cobbled streets and Pest's 19th-century buildings. Enjoy a Connections-exclusive garden lunch at a Buda villa and an afternoon tour of Jewish heritage.
Day 4: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA & VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Arrive in Bratislava and visit its old quarter. In intimate company, view St. Martin’s Cathedral and Grassalkovich Palace. Back on board, enjoy a private cocktail party and an exclusive Chef's Highlights dinner. Cruise to Vienna.
Day 5: VIENNA / Opulent Schönbrunn Palace
Visit Schönbrunn Palace for a strudel-making demonstration. After leisure time, meet your small group for a Connections-exclusive dinner ashore, with Category A seating at a Sound of Vienna concert in the Kursalon.
Day 6: DÜRNSTEIN & MELK / Treasure Along the Danube
Take a walking tour of Dürnstein, followed by a wine tasting. Sit down to a private lunch ashore a Wachau restaurant. Enjoy a Connections-exclusive guided tour of Schloss Artstetten. Later, visit Melk Abbey.
Day 7: SALZBURG / Beauty & History
Discover Salzburg by small group. Pay a Connections-exclusive visit to the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's wartime getaway, where you pause for lunch. Rejoin your ship in Passau. This evening, the captain hosts a gala dinner on board.
Day 8: NUREMBERG & REGENSBURG, GERMANY
In Nuremberg, privately tour a World War II art bunker, exclusive to Connections guests. Visit the city’s altstadt (old town). See the Imperial Castle and Palace of Justice. Tour Regensburg and enjoy a Bavarian-themed evening on board.
Day 9: MUNICH / Bavaria’s Charming Capital
Disembark in Passau. Drive to Munich and take a walking tour of the old town, with time to explore Marienplatz and the Frauenkirche. Gather for a farewell dinner.
Platzl Hotel | Meals: B D
Day 10: DEPART MUNICH
Today, transfer to Munich airport for your flight home.
NOTE: June 5 and October 13 departures run in reverse, Munich to Budapest, and timing and sightseeing vary. Contact A&K for details. High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.