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Prague & the Blue Danube 2018
(Connections Journey, Budapest to Prague)

11 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
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. (D)
 
Day 2: BUDAPEST / Evening City Cruise
Join your intimate group, visiting Baroque Gödöllo castle and its gardens. Meet your ship in Budapest for priority embarkation. This evening, cruise through Budapest, passing under the illuminated Chain Bridge, while a gypsy band performs on board. (B,D)
 
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. (B,L,D)
 
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. (B,L,D)
 
Day 5: VIENNA / Opulent Schönbrunn Palace
Visit Schönbrunn Palace for a strudel-making demonstration. After leisure time, experience a Connections-exclusive dinner ashore, with preferred seating at a Sound of Vienna concert in the Kursalon. (B,L,D)
 
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 at a restaurant in the Wachau Valley. Visit Melk Abbey, then enjoy a Connections-exclusive guided tour of Schloss Artstetten. (B,L,D)
 
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. (B,L,D)
 
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. (B,L,D)
 
Day 9: CESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC / Radiant City
Disembark in Passau and drive to Ceský Krumlov, where you visit the city’s castle, theater and Old Town. After lunch, continue to Prague for an evening at leisure. (B,L)
 
Day 10: PRAGUE / Bohemia’s Historic Capital
Explore Prague’s Old Town and its Jewish Quarter, birthplace of Franz Kafka. Take in the Town Hall’s iconic astronomical clock, the Jewish Museum and the Jewish Cemetery. After an afternoon at leisure, gather for a farewell dinner. (B,D)
 
Day 11: DEPART PRAGUE
Today, transfer to Prague airport for your flight home. (B)
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Cruise the Danube, with 11 days of exclusive Connections sightseeing, including a two-night stay in historic Prague
  • Relax in boutique hotels in both Budapest and Prague
  • 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 Prague. Attend a concert at the Kursalon in Vienna; disembark for a private tour of a World War II art bunker in Nuremberg; and trace Franz Kafka's footsteps through Prague's Old Town.
  • 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
Budapest: Prestige Hotel Budapest
Cruising: Cabin onboard Amadeus Silver or Amadeus Queen
Prague: Hotel Cosmopolitan Prague
Notes
  • 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 10.
  • 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.



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