River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1: ARRIVE MUNICH
Arrive in Munich, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your fellow guests and Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2: Munich / Bavaria’s Charming Capital
Enjoy a walking tour of the old town, with time to explore Marienplatz and the Frauenkirche. (B, D)
Day 3: REGENSBURG & NUREMBERG, GERMANY
Tour Regensburg and enjoy a Bavarian-themed evening on board. 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. (B, D)
Day 4: 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. (B, L, D)
Day 5: DÜRNSTEIN & MELK / Treasures 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. (B, L, D)
Day 6: VIENNA / Opulent Schonbrunn Palace
Visit Schönbrunn Palace for a strudel-making demonstration. After leisure time, meet your small group for a Connections-exclusive dinner ashore, with Category A seating at a Sound of Vienna concert in the Kursalon. (B, L, D)
Day 7: 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. (B, L, D)
Day 8: BUDAPEST / Two Cities in One
Join your intimate group, visiting Baroque Gödöllo castle and its gardens. This evening, cruise through Budapest, passing under the illuminated Chain Bridge, while a gypsy band performs on board. (B, L, D)
Day 9: BUDAPEST / Evening City Cruise
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. (B, D)
Day 10: DEPART BUDAPEST
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight. (B)
River Cruise Highlights
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
All This Included
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.
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
Meals as specified
Arrival and departure transfers
Fully guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary (including entrance fees)
Local bottled water on vehicles during sightseeing
Selected beverages at included dinners
Services of an A&K Tour Director throughout
Handling of two pieces of baggage per person for international flights
Hotel and port taxes
Gratuities for local guides/drivers on any included excursions
Accommodations on this Tour
Munich: Platzl Hotel
Cruising: Cabin onboard Amadeus Silver or Amadeus Silver III
Budapest: Continental Hotel Budapest
Child Policy: Minimum age: 12.
Cabin upgrades are available.
First event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1. Last event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 9.
Timing and sightseeing may vary.
Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.