Connections: Music & Maestros Of The Danube

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Run by: Abercrombie & Kent

Reference number: 511511

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7-Night river cruise including Mcon, Lyon And Avignon

Highlights:

  • Cruise the romantic Danube River aboard the stylish 'Amadeus Brilliant' for seven nights
  • Witness a world-class musical concert at the famed opera house in either Vienna or Budapest
  • Celebrate the "Great Masters" at a traditional Viennese palais
  • Relax and listen to superb live concerts performed aboard ship

Day 1: Arrive In Budapest, Hungary
Arrive in Budapest where you will be met by an A&K representative and driven to your hotel. This evening join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Szentendre
We set out for the charming riverside town and art colony of Szentendre and the Margit Kovacs Museum featuring the works of Hungary's most renowned ceramic artist. After lunch return to Budapest for priority boarding aboard the elegant 'Amadeus Brilliant'. There will be time to enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner as the ship's talented musicians perform.
'Amadeus Brilliant'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Budapest
Take a tour of the cobbled streets of Buda and the wide avenues of Pest. The river divides the city in two, with hilly Buda on one side and flat Pest on the other Tonight, (unless scheduled for day 6) enjoy a performance at the Hungarian State Opera House.*
'Amadeus Brilliant'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Esztergom
There is an optional excursion to historic Godollo to see the second largest Baroque castle in the world and its impressive botanical gardens. After lunch, we explore Esztergom, including its magnificent 19thcentury domed basilica, the country's largest church. Tonight enjoy a private pre-dinner cocktail party in the ship's Amadeus Club.
'Amadeus Brilliant'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Bratislava, Slovakia

Arrive in Bratislava to visit its old quarter. We view the towering St. Martin's Cathedral and the stately Grassalkovich Palace before joining an optional excursion to the Imperial Festival Palace Castle Hof. After dinner aboard ship, there will be a classical concert to enjoy ashore.
'Amadeus Brilliant'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Vienna, Austria
Driving the Ringstrasse, past Karlskirche and St. Stephen's Cathedral, we enjoy a matinee concert at a Viennese palais, and then there's an opportunity to receive a private waltz lesson to learn the basics. Perhaps enjoy a performance tonight at the Vienna State Opera House.* (Unless scheduled for day 3)
'Amadeus Brilliant'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Melk
You might choose an optional walking tour today around Krems, a lovely town in the picturesque Wachau or a cruise to Emmersdorf , where we visit the abbey of Melk, perched on a rocky outcrop high above the Danube. The abbey is one of the most magnificent Baroque buildings in the whole of Austria boasting stunningly decorated rooms, a beautiful chapel and an extensive library of rare books.
'Amadeus Brilliant'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Linz & Salzburg
There is a choice of either enjoying a day in Salzburg that includes a drive of the Salzkammergut region or a morning walking tour of the contemporary and cultural city of Linz, perhaps also visiting the grand Stift St. Florian monastery for an afternoon organ concert. Tonight, the captain welcomes you to a gala dinner aboard ship followed by a special farewell concert.
'Amadeus Brilliant'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Munich, Germany
Disembark in Passau and travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria for a walking tour that includes the charismatic old town that includes the Frauenkirche and a private tour of the Bavarian State Opera House (subject to rehearsal schedules). Later there is a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers to celebrate the end of this memorable journey.
Hotel Torbru
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Depart Munich

Today we drive you to Munich airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Note: *Included performance is either in Budapest on Day 3 or Vienna on Day 6. Performances are subject to final scheduling and may be subject to changes outside A&K's control. Timings and pre-/post-cruise sightseeing may vary. Please contact A&K for details.

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and travel dates. However, as a guide, this itinerary will cost from 3,090 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and is subject to availability.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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