Discover European River Cruising the A&K Way
Embark on a uniquely boutique river cruise experience when you choose a Connections European River Cruise Journey. Cruising on modern, stylish European river ships, ply some of the world’s most legendary waterways from Austria and Prague to Holland and Switzerland, always alongside a dedicated A&K Resident Tour Director®. Explore lively river cities and charming villages on exclusive shore excursions just for your small group of 18 Connections guests. Featuring an entirely comprehensive experience both on water and on land, your journey also includes stays in boutique hotels and enriching, guided visits in must-see destinations.
A&K's Connections European River Cruise Journeys
Travel With Peace of Mind
Book by April 30 for travel through November 30, 2021 (and Luxury Expedition Cruises departing through January 4, 2022) and you may change or cancel up to 15 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason and receive a credit toward future travel.
Every A&K Connections European River Cruise Journey is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two guests. And if the price you pay for your journey drops after you book, we’ll refund the difference.
With our enhanced health and safety protocols, we are uniquely equipped to safeguard your wellbeing while you travel with us.
Experience A&K Boutique Travel on a Connections River Cruise Journey
Expertly Crafted Itineraries on River and Land
Connections European River Cruise Journeys feature a complete itinerary both on the water and on land. Experience an expertly designed river itinerary with exclusive guided experiences at beautiful destinations along the water, stays before or after your cruise at small boutique hotels in fascinating cities and a comprehensive travel experience from start to finish.
Sail on the finest river cruise ships in Europe, enjoying A&K-only privileges that include priority boarding and accommodations in preferred cabins and suites, including those with full, walk-out or French balconies with unrestricted views.
A Small Group of No More than 18 Guests
While your river ship carries a complement of around 150 passengers, your meals and shore-based excursions are enjoyed in a group of no more than 18 Connections guests, allowing for a far more relaxed and intimate river cruising experience.
Note: The maximum guest capacity for 2021 Connections journeys has been temporarily reduced to 18 and may revert to 24 at A&K’s discretion due to changes in COVID-19-related requirements.
Experienced Resident Tour Directors
A&K Resident Tour Directors have lived for decades — perhaps even their entire lives — in the places you visit and possess the kind of insight that can only come from being a local themselves. Dedicated to your small group, your Resident Tour Director serves as your concierge on board, leads your Connections-exclusive excursions and oversees your entire journey.
Exclusive Excursions with Dedicated Vehicles
Every trip ashore is an invitation-only affair for just you and your fellow Connections guests. Whenever you disembark, enjoy exploring with your Resident Tour Director in a private vehicle designated exclusively for your group and experiencing unique shore excursions curated just for Connections guests.
Private Dining Onboard and Onshore
On board your ship, your Connections group dines at reserved tables, joined by your Resident Tour Director. When ashore, your small group has the opportunity to dine at hand-picked local restaurants — something no one else on your cruise does. In addition, local wine and beer are always included with both lunch and dinner.
Why Local Access Matters
Having 55 offices in more than 30 countries — six in Europe alone — is only the beginning for A&K. We build lasting relationships with local experts so that you experience each place from a truly local perspective. Imagine with resident artisans, musicians and culinary experts who lend an incomparable perspective on the local culture.
We Include the Amenities That Matter Most
Enjoy included private arrival and departure transfers and complimentary Internet access during hotel stays, along with ship-wide Wi-Fi available free to Connections guests on each of our European River Cruise Journeys. In addition, all of your gratuities are included, save for your Resident Tour Director, which is at your sole discretion.
Travel on Your Own, But Never Alone
As a solo guest on a Connections European River Cruise Journey, enjoy private accommodations throughout your entire itinerary, along with the experience of exploring your destination with like-minded travellers.
Extend Your Journey and Make It Your Own
Add to your itinerary with a custom private extension just for you and your companions, created around your specific interests.