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Connections European River Cruise Journeys

Christmas Markets Along the Danube 2021


9 days from $5,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Embark on a festive Danube River cruise, staying in handpicked boutique hotels in the heart of Munich and Vienna and experiencing the magical Christmas markets of Germany and Austria, aglow with warm holiday spirit.

A&K Advantages

  • Cruise the Danube River, experiencing nine days of exclusive Connections sightseeing, escorted by your own Resident Tour Director
  • Visit the finest Christmas markets (Christkindlesmarkts) in southern Germany and Austria, in the intimate company of your small group
  • Set out on unforgettable excursions designed by A&K, including the Imperial Treasury in Vienna with its glittering jewels
  • Privately tour a World War II art bunker in Nuremberg on an A&K-exclusive visit

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Munich, Germany
DAY 2
Munich | Bavarian Capital
DAY 3
Nuremberg | Heart of the Old City
DAY 4
Regensburg | Walking Tour and Market Visit
DAY 5
Passau | Historic Christkindlesmarkt
DAY 6
Melk | Palatial Abbey
DAY 7
Vienna | A City’s Christmas Best
DAY 8
Vienna | Handcrafted Porcelain
DAY 9
Depart Vienna
DAY 1
Arrive Munich, Germany

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

Platzl Hotel
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Munich | Bavarian Capital

Take a guided walking tour of Munich's Old Town, visiting the Frauenkirche cathedral and Marienplatz. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to your ship in Nuremberg for priority embarkation. Settle into your premium cabin or suite, enjoying a welcome cocktail and dinner this evening.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
Nuremberg | Heart of the Old City

See Nuremberg's 900-year-old ramparts, Imperial Castle and Palace of Justice with time to explore the Christkindlesmarkt in the old city. Privately visit a World War II art bunker, an A&K exclusive, returning to the ship for lunch and an afternoon cruise.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Regensburg | Walking Tour and Market Visit

Walk through Regensburg, and visit one of its oldest breweries for a tasting. After lunch ashore at a historic tavern, tour St. Emmeram's Palace and stroll the Christmas market.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Passau | Historic Christkindlesmarkt

Take a guided city walk in Passau, visiting the Christkindlesmarkt and St. Stephen's Cathedral to hear its organ. Linger over an authentic Bavarian lunch with a glass of wine at a charming restaurant. Then, explore the old historic center at leisure. This evening, enjoy a private predinner cocktail party aboard ship hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by an exclusive Chef 's Highlights dinner.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
Melk | Palatial Abbey

Arrive in Melk, where you visit the Benedictine abbey, perched on an outcrop overlooking the Danube. Originally constructed as a palace, the abbey boasts soaring gilded towers, an elaborately frescoed church and a vast library of medieval manuscripts. Reboard the ship for lunch and an afternoon cruise. Join your captain this evening for a special gala dinner.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Vienna | A City’s Christmas Best

Your walking tour in Vienna visits St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Imperial Treasury at Hofburg Palace. Enjoy lunch at a typical café before taking a private lesson in the Viennese waltz. Visit the Belvedere to see its stately palace complex. This evening, browse the Christkindlesmarkt in Vienna.

'Amadeus Star'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
Vienna | Handcrafted Porcelain

Disembark this morning to visit Schönbrunn Palace for a private guided tour and strudel-making demonstration. Continue to the Augarten Porcelain Factory to learn about production of its famous products, with time to explore Vienna on your own. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

The Ring
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
Depart Vienna

Transfer to Vienna Airport for your departure flight.

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 09 - Dec 17
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $5,595
    Single Supplement
    $1,195
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $5,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,695
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,795
    Single Supplement
    $3,495
    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.

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.


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