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Connections European River Cruise Journeys

Prague & the Blue Danube 2020


11 days from $7,595

Limited to 24 guests

Cruise the Danube for seven nights, with stays in boutique hotels in Budapest and Prague. Attend a concert at the Kursalon in Vienna, privately tour a World War II art bunker in Nuremberg, and trace Kafka's footsteps through Prague.

A&K Advantages

Cruise the Danube, with 11 days of exclusive Connections sightseeing, including a two-night stay in historic Prague

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

Sit down to eight meals ashore, 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
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic | Radiant City
DAY 10
Prague | Bohemia’s Historic Capital
DAY 11
Depart Prague
DAY 1
Arrive Budapest, Hungary

Arrive in Budapest, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. In 1872, the three Hungarian settlements of Obuda, Pest and Buda merged as one, and the illustrious capital of Budapest was born. Following its unification, Budapest underwent rapid growth and expanded its political sphere, setting the stage for the city's golden age. Tonight, join fellow guests and your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

Prestige Hotel Budapest
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Budapest | Evening City Cruise

Join your intimate group, visiting Baroque Godollo Castle and its gardens. During the reign of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the palace became a favorite summer residence of the royal family. Return to central Budapest with time for lunch at leisure. Then, meet your ship for priority embarkation. This evening, cruise through Budapest, passing under the illuminated Chain Bridge, while a gypsy band performs on board.

'Amadeus Silver II'
'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 3
Budapest | Two Cities in One

See Buda’s cobbled streets and Pest's 19th-century buildings. Throughout the course of your tour, admire Matthias Church; Fisherman's Bastion, oddly more decorative than defensive; St. Stephen's Basilica, which stands just as tall as the Parliament Building to symbolize the balance of church and state; and the Parliament Building itself, whose undulating Grand Stairway enchants with flowing crimson carpets and brilliant gold leaf. Enjoy a garden lunch ashore at a Buda villa and an afternoon tour of Jewish heritage, where you visit the Great Synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum.

'Amadeus Silver II'
'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 4
Bratislava, Slovakia & Vienna, Austria

Arrive in Bratislava and visit its old quarter. In intimate company, visit the 18th-century Primate’s Palace, and 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 II'
'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 5
Vienna | Opulent Schönbrunn Palace

Enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna, an imperial masterpiece and the capital of Austria. Visit Schönbrunn Palace for a strudel-making demonstration. After leisure time, experience a fantastic dinner ashore, and enjoy preferred seating at a Sound of Vienna concert in the Kursalon.

'Amadeus Silver II'
'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 6
Dürnstein & Melk | Treasure Along the Danube

Take a walking tour of Dürnstein, followed by a wine tasting and private lunch ashore at a restaurant in the Wachau Valley. Visit Melk Abbey, then enjoy a guided tour of Schloss Artstetten, home of the descendants of Emperor Franz Josef. Among the famous castle owners interred here are Emperor Franz I, the father-in-law of Napoleon Bonaparte; Duke Maximilian, an established opponent of the Nazi political party and among the first Austrians to be deported to the concentration camp at Dachau; and Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose startling assassination ignited World War I.

'Amadeus Silver II'
'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 7
Salzburg | Beauty & History

Discover Salzburg during a walking tour of the old town. Birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — widely considered one of the greatest classical composers of all time — Salzburg served as a fervent center of music for centuries and still plays host to a prestigious summer festival. Pay a visit to the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's wartime getaway, where you pause for lunch. Inside, admire the fireplace, a gift from Benito Mussolini, crafted from expensive Italian marble. This evening, the captain hosts a gala dinner on board.

'Amadeus Silver II'
'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 8
Nuremberg & Regensburg, Germany

In Nuremberg, visit the city’s altstadt (old town). See the Imperial Castle and Palace of Justice, and have lunch ashore. Later, privately tour a World War II art bunker, an A&K exclusive. Back on board your ship in Regensburg, enjoy a Bavarian-themed evening.

'Amadeus Silver II'
'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 9
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic | Radiant City

Disembark in Passau and drive to Cesky Krumlov, where you visit the city’s museum, Old Town and stunning 13th-century castle. Tucked away in the hills of the southern Czech Republic, Cesky Krumlov delights with its medieval detailing and pastoral countryside. Though occupied by German forces during World War II, the town managed to avoid any serious conflict and remains remarkably well preserved. After lunch, continue to Prague for an evening at leisure.

BoHo Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10
Prague | Bohemia’s Historic Capital

Explore Prague’s Old Town and its Jewish Quarter, birthplace of Franz Kafka. An integral part of the city's cultural history, the Bohemian Jewish novelist spent many years in the Old Town, where cobblestone streets, enchanting spires and cozy pubs create a fairy-tale atmosphere. As a proper send-off, there is even a memorial dedicated to Kafka on Dusni Street — a peculiar bronze sculpture depicting the writer riding on the shoulders of a headless figure. Take in the Town Hall’s iconic astronomical clock, the Jewish Museum and the Jewish Cemetery. Following an afternoon at leisure, gather for a farewell dinner.

BoHo Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11
Depart Prague

Today, transfer to Prague Airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

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


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

  • Apr 26 - May 06
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $7,595
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $8,395
    Single Supplement
    $3,195
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $8,995
    Single Supplement
    $5,395
    Availability
    Available

    This departure operates in reverse.

    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Silver II'.

    'Amadeus Silver II' Deck Plan
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  • May 19 - May 29
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    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,695
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $8,395
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $8,795
    Single Supplement
    $3,295
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $9,595
    Single Supplement
    $5,495
    Availability
    Available

    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Brilliant'.

    Day 1 at Corinthia Hotel Budapest

    'Amadeus Brilliant' Deck Plan
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  • Jun 15 - Jun 25
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,695
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $8,395
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $8,795
    Single Supplement
    $3,295
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $9,595
    Single Supplement
    $5,495
    Availability
    Limited Availability

    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Brilliant'.

    'Amadeus Brilliant' Deck Plan
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  • Sep 29 - Oct 09
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,695
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $8,395
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $8,795
    Single Supplement
    $3,295
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $9,595
    Single Supplement
    $5,495
    Availability
    Available

    This departure operates in reverse.

    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Imperial'.

    'Amadeus Imperial' Deck Plan
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  • Oct 17 - Oct 27
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,695
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $8,395
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $8,795
    Single Supplement
    $3,295
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $9,595
    Single Supplement
    $5,495
    Availability
    Call for Availability

    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Queen'.

    'Amadeus Queen' Deck Plan
Journey Details

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

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 10.

 


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