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 Kursalon.
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 Schloss Artstetten.
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 evening.
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.