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Connections European River Cruises

Along the Danube 2017


10 Days from TBA

Limited to 24 guests

Cruise the Danube for seven nights, with stays in boutique hotels in Budapest and Munich. Attend a concert at the Kursalon in Vienna and disembark for a private tour of a World War II art bunker in Nuremberg and a guided tour of fairytale castle Schloss Artstetten.

A&K Advantages

Cruise the Danube, with 10 days of exclusive Connections sightseeing by private small-group vehicle, alongside your Resident Tour Director

Stay in centrally located boutique hotels in both Budapest and Munich

Enjoy premier seating during a Sound of Vienna concert in the famous Kursalon

Sit down to eight meals ashore, planned for Connections guests, and attend a strudel-making lesson at Schönbrunn Palace

Visit picturesque Salzburg and Hitler's retreat, the Eagle's Nest

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
ARRIVE BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
DAY 2
BUDAPEST | Evening City Cruise
DAY 3
BUDAPEST | Two Cities in One
DAY 4
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA & VIENNA, AUSTRIA
DAY 5
VIENNA | Opulent Schönbrunn Palace
DAY 6
DÜRNSTEIN & MELK | Treasure Along the Danube
DAY 7
SALZBURG | Beauty & History
DAY 8
NUREMBERG & REGENSBURG, GERMANY
DAY 9
MUNICH | Bavaria’s Charming Capital
DAY 10
DEPART MUNICH
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: Dinner
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.

'Amadeus Silver'
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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.

'Amadeus Silver'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

'Amadeus Silver'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
VIENNA | Opulent Schönbrunn Palace

Visit Schönbrunn Palace for a strudel-making demonstration. After leisure time, enjoy a Connections-exclusive dinner ashore, with Category A seating at a Sound of Vienna concert in the Kursalon.

'Amadeus Silver'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

'Amadeus Silver'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

'Amadeus Silver'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

'Amadeus Silver'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10
DEPART MUNICH

Today, transfer to Munich airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

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.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey Details

Minimum age is 12 years.

First event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 9.


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