Prague & the Blue Danube - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

Cruise the Danube for seven nights, with stays in boutique hotels in Budapest and Prague. Attend a concert at the Kursalon in Vienna, privately tour a World War II art bunker in Nuremberg, and trace Kafka's footsteps through Prague.

Journey Overview

Cruise the Danube for seven nights, with stays in boutique hotels in Budapest and Prague. Attend a concert at the Kursalon in Vienna, privately tour a World War II art bunker in Nuremberg, and trace Kafka's footsteps through Prague.

Journey Highlights 

  • Cruise the Danube, with 11 days of exclusive Connections sightseeing, including a two-night stay in historic Prague
  • Enjoy premier seating during a Sound of Vienna concert in the famous Kursalon
  • Sit down to eight meals ashore, and attend a strudel-making lesson at Schönbrunn Palace
  • Visit picturesque Salzburg and Hitler’s retreat, the Eagle’s Nest
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Budapest, Hungary

Arrive in Budapest, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. In 1872, the three Hungarian settlements of Obuda, Pest and Buda merged as one, and the illustrious capital of Budapest was born. Following its unification, Budapest underwent rapid growth and expanded its political sphere, setting the stage for the city's golden age. Tonight, join fellow guests and your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.
Prestige Hotel Budapest | Meals: D 

Day 2: 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 favourite 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.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BD

Day 3: 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.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD 

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.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD

Day 5: 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.  
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD

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; Duke Maximilian, an established opponent of the Nazi political party and among the first Austrians to be deported to the concentration camp at Dachau; and Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose startling assassination ignited World War I.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD

Day 7: 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 centre 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. Inside, admire the fireplace, a gift from Benito Mussolini, crafted from expensive Italian marble. This evening, the captain hosts a gala dinner on board.  
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD

Day 8: 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.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD 

Day 9: 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.
BoHo Hotel | Meals: BL 

Day 10: 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 cosy 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.  
BoHo Hotel | Meals: BD

Day 11: Depart Prague

Today, transfer to Prague Airport for your flight home.
Meals: B

Journey Details

High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.
Minimum age is 12 years.
First event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Last event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 10.

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Amadeus Brilliant & Amadeus Elegant

Prague & the Blue Danube - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

‘Amadeus Brilliant’ and ‘Amadeus elegant’ at a glance Built in 2010-2011 68 cabins and 8 suites All meals inc ... Read more

Amadeus Silver II

Prague & the Blue Danube - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

‘Amadeus Silver II’ at a Glance 72 cabins and 12 suites Launched in 2015 All meals included ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

May 19, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: B-4 Strauss-Deck - Category 1 Price AU$11,005pp Single Supplement AU$2,310 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: B-1 Strauss-Deck - Category 2 Price AU$12,165pp Single Supplement AU$3,615 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: A-1 Mozart-Deck - Category 3 Price AU$12,745pp Single Supplement AU$4,775 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck - Category 4 Price AU$13,905pp Single Supplement AU$7,965 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: B-4 Strauss-Deck - Category 1 Price AU$11,005pp Single Supplement AU$2,310 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: B-1 Strauss-Deck - Category 2 Price AU$12,165pp Single Supplement AU$3,615 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: A-1 Mozart-Deck - Category 3 Price AU$12,745pp Single Supplement AU$4,775 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck - Category 4 Price AU$13,905pp Single Supplement AU$7,965 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Cabin Class Amadeus Imperial - B-4 Strauss Deck - Category 1 Price AU$11,585pp Single Supplement AU$2,455 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Imperial - B-1 Strauss Deck - Category 2 Price AU$12,165pp Single Supplement AU$3,615 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Imperial A-1 Mozart Deck - Category 3 Price AU$12,745pp Single Supplement AU$4,775 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Imperial: Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck - Category 4 Price AU$13,905pp Single Supplement AU$7,965 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Oct 17, 2020 - Oct 27, 2020
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: B-4 Strauss Deck - Category 1 Price AU$11,585pp Single Supplement AU$2,455 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: B-1 Strauss-Deck - Category 2 Price AU$12,165pp Single Supplement AU$3,615 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: A-1 Mozart-Deck - Category 3 Price AU$12,745pp Single Supplement AU$4,775 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck - Category 4 Price AU$13,905pp Single Supplement AU$7,965 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
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