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Connections European River Cruise Journeys

Christmas Along the Danube 2021


9 days from $5,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Cruise the romantic Danube in celebration of the holidays, awakening in festive Vienna on Christmas morning and experiencing local traditions. Visit holiday markets, and revel in an organ concert at the superb Abbey of St. Florian.

A&K Advantages

  • Celebrate Christmas on the Danube River, experiencing nine days of exclusive Connections sightseeing escorted by your own Resident Tour Director
  • Explore Munich from your centrally located, family-owned boutique hotel
  • Travel in intimate company on Connections-exclusive shore excursions, including visits to local Christmas markets and an organ concert at the Abbey of St. Florian
  • Sit down to five meals ashore, just for Connections guests, coupled with the chance to bake a Linzer Torte in Austria
  • Awaken Christmas morning in magical Vienna for a small-group tour of the city bedecked in its Christmas finery

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
ARRIVE MUNICH, GERMANY
DAY 2
MUNICH | Christmas Crafts
DAY 3
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA | Mozart's Home
DAY 4
MELK & DÜRNSTEIN | Charming Christmas Eve
DAY 5
VIENNA | Enchanted Christmas Morning
DAY 6
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA | Historic Old Town
DAY 7
LINZ, AUSTRIA | Half-Timbered Houses
DAY 8
MUNICH, GERMANY | Bavarian Panorama
DAY 9
DEPART MUNICH
DAY 1
ARRIVE MUNICH, GERMANY

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

Platzl Hotel
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
MUNICH | Christmas Crafts

Tour Munich’s Old Town and visit the Frauenkirche with your 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 Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 3
SALZBURG, 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 visit to the church of Mondsee, and attend an exclusive Chef's Highlights dinner aboard.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 (mulled wine) in Dürnstein. A special holiday celebration aboard your ship ends this festive day. Later, you may choose to attend mass in the village.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
VIENNA | Enchanted Christmas Morning

Arrive in Vienna this morning to visit Schönbrunn Palace with your small group. Enjoy a strudel-baking demonstration, explore the magnificent building and stroll the Palace Market. After lunch aboard, drive along the Ringstrasse. See the State Opera and Hundertwasser House. Visit the Imperial Treasury at Hofburg Palace, and stroll through Vienna’s Christmas market. This evening, mark Christmas with a special A&K-exclusive dinner and concert ashore at the famous Kursalon.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA | Historic Old Town

See Bratislava's castle district and Old Town. Visit the Church of St. Elizabeth, known as the Blue Church, and view the historic fortress of the city's Castle District. Enjoy a private cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club, hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by a gala dinner.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
LINZ, AUSTRIA | Half-Timbered Houses

In Linz, take a privately guided 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 local patisserie.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
MUNICH, GERMANY | Bavarian Panorama

Disembark and drive to Munich, visiting the historic town of Landshut en route. Check in to your boutique hotel, with time to unwind. Gather for a farewell dinner.

Platzl Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9
DEPART MUNICH

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

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.

  • 2021
  • Dec 21 - Dec 29
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $5,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,395
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $6,395
    Single Supplement
    $1,895
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,695
    Single Supplement
    $2,195
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $3,695
    Availability
    Available
    'Amadeus Star' Deck Plan
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Journey Details

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

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

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.


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