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Christmas Along the Danube (2017)

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

Limited to 24 guests
Days: 9  |  From: $4,995


Itinerary

Christmas Along the Danube

Day 1: ARRIVE MUNICH, GERMANY

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

Hotel Torbräu   |   Meals: D

Day 2: MUNICH / Christmas Crafts

Tour Munich’s old town and visit the Frauenkirche by small group. Shop for crafts in the Christmas market. Then, transfer to your riverboat in Passau 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, followed by dinner.

'Amadeus Silver II'   |   Meals: B D

Day 3: SALZBURG & LINZ, AUSTRIA / Mozart's Home

Join your Resident Tour Director for a full-day excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Stroll the city’s historic center, enjoy lunch and visit the Christmas market in Domplatz (Cathedral Square). Pay a Connections-only visit to the church of Mondsee, shop Linz's holiday market and attend an exclusive Chef's Highlights dinner aboard.

'Amadeus Silver II'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 4: MELK & DÜRNSTEIN / Charming Christmas Eve

Disembark by small group to visit the Wachau Valley, with a guided visit to the Benedictine abbey of Melk and a tasting of glühwein in Dürnstein. Take a private, guided tour of Schloss Artstetten, a Connections exclusive. A special holiday celebration aboard your ship ends this festive day. Later, you may choose to attend mass in town.

'Amadeus Silver II'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 5: VIENNA / Enchanted Christmas Morning

Awaken on Christmas morning in Vienna. Drive by Connections vehicle along the Ringstrasse. See the State Opera and Hundertwasser House. Visit the Imperial Treasury at Hofburg Palace, exclusive to Connections guests, and stroll through Vienna's Christmas Market. After lunch aboard, disembark and visit Schönbrunn Palace by small group. Enjoy a strudel-baking demonstration and stroll the Palace market. This evening, mark Christmas with a special Connections-only dinner and concert ashore at the famous Kursalon.

'Amadeus Silver II'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 6: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA / Historic Old Town

See Bratislava's castle district and old town. Visit the Church of St. Elisabeth, exclusive to Connections guests, and the Slovak National Museum Residency. Enjoy a private pre-dinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club, hosted by your Resident Tour Director, prior to a gala dinner.

'Amadeus Silver II'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 7: GREIN & LINZ, AUSTRIA / Half-Timbered Houses

Dock in Grein for a Connections-only, small-group tour of Schloss Greinburg. In Linz, take a guided, Connections tour of the Abbey of St. Florian, with an organ concert. A sweet treat awaits this afternoon as you indulge in an exclusive Linzer Torte baking class at a top patisserie.

'Amadeus Silver II'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 8: MUNICH, GERMANY / Bavarian Panorama

Disembark and drive to Munich, visiting Landshut and the ruins of its ancient castle. Check in to your boutique hotel, with time to unwind. Gather for a farewell dinner.

Hotel Torbräu   |   Meals: B L D

Day 9: DEPART MUNICH

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: B





NOTE: High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.



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