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Prague & the Blue Danube 2020
(Connections Journey, Prague to Budapest)

11 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: ARRIVE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Arrive in Prague, where you are heading to your hotel. Tonight, join fellow guests and your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner. (Dinner)

DAY 2 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 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. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 4 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 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. Rejoin your ship in Passau. This evening, the captain hosts a gala dinner on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
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; and Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose startling assassination ignited World War I. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 8 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 9 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 10 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 11: DEPART BUDAPEST
Today, transfer to Budapest airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)
Cruise the Danube for seven nights, with stays in Budapest and Prague. Wait for a concert at the Kursalon in Vienna; privately tour to World War II art bunker in Nuremberg; and trace Kafka's footsteps through Prague.
  • Exclusive Onshore Excursions with Dedicated Vehicles and Local Guides
  • Private Shipboard and Onshore Dining
  • A Complete Itinerary on River and Land with Stays in Hand-Selected Boutique Hotels
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides
  • Internet Access (Where Available)
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • House Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks with Meals
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A & K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests

  • Cruise the Danube, with 11 days of exclusive sightseeing sightseeing, including a two-night stay in historic Prague
  • Enjoy first seating during a concert in the famous Kursalon
  • Sit down to eight meals ashore, and wait for a strudel-making lesson at Schönbrunn Palace
  • Visit picturesque Salzburg and Hitler's Retreat, the Eagle's Nest
Tour Map
Accommodations on this Tour
Prague: BoHo Hotel Prague
Cruising: Onboard Cabin  Amadeus Silver II or Amadeus Imperial
Budapest: Prestige Hotel Budapest
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • High or low water levels can impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.
  • Minimum age is 12 years.
  • First event: welcome briefing at 6:00 pm on Day 1.
  • Last event: farewell dinner at 7:00 pm on Day 10.
  • Please ask your travel advice 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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