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.
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.
Day 2 - BUDAPEST
Join your intimate group, visiting Baroque Gödöllő 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.
Day 3 - BUDAPEST
See Buda’s cobbled streets and Pest's 19th-century buildings.
Enjoy a Connections-exclusive garden lunch ashore at a Buda villa
and an afternoon tour of Jewish heritage.
Day 4 - 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.
Day 5 - VIENNA
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
Day 6 - DÜRNSTEIN & MELK
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 Connections-exclusive guided tour of
Day 7 - SALZBURG
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.
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 and have lunch ashore.
Back on board your ship in Regensburg, enjoy a Bavarian-themed
Day 9 - ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC
Disembark in Passau and drive to Český Krumlov, where you visit
the city’s castle, museum and Old Town. After lunch, continue to
Prague for an evening at leisure.
Day 10 - PRAGUE
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.
Day 11 - DEPART PRAGUE
Today, transfer to Prague airport for your flight home.