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Christmas Along the Danube (2017)

Celebrate the holiday season on the Danube during a nine-day cruise, with Connections-exclusive shore excursions to Christkindlesmarkts and an organ concert at the Abbey of St. Florian as well as pre- and post-cruise stays in a boutique hotel in Munich.

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21st Dec 2017
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Christmas Along the Danube (2017) Arrive in Munich. You are met and transferred to your hotel. Thisevening, join your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.
22nd Dec 2017
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Christmas Along the Danube (2017) Tour Munich’s old town and visit the Frauenkirche by small group.Shop for crafts in the Christmas market. Then, transfer to yourriverboat in Passau for priority embarkation. After time to settleinto your premium cabin or suite with an open-air French orwalk-out balcony, enjoy a welcome cocktail, followed by dinner.
23rd Dec 2017
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Christmas Along the Danube (2017) Join your Resident Tour Director for a full-day excursion toSalzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Stroll the city’s historic center,enjoy lunch and visit the Christmas market in Domplatz(Cathedral Square). Pay a Connections-only visit to the churchof Mondsee, shop Linz's holiday market and attend an exclusiveChef's Highlights dinner aboard.
24th Dec 2017
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Christmas Along the Danube (2017) Disembark by small group to visit the Wachau Valley, with aguided visit to the Benedictine abbey of Melk and a tasting ofglühwein in Dürnstein. Take a private, guided tour of SchlossArtstetten, a Connections exclusive. A special holiday celebrationaboard your ship ends this festive day. Later, you may choose toattend mass in town.
25th Dec 2017
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Christmas Along the Danube (2017) Awaken on Christmas morning in Vienna. Drive by Connectionsvehicle along the Ringstrasse. See the State Opera andHundertwasser House. Visit the Imperial Treasury at HofburgPalace, exclusive to Connections guests, and stroll throughVienna's Christmas Market. After lunch aboard, disembark andvisit Schönbrunn Palace by small group. Enjoy a strudel-bakingdemonstration and stroll the Palace market. This evening, markChristmas with a special Connections-only dinner and concertashore at the famous Kursalon.
26th Dec 2017
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Christmas Along the Danube (2017) See Bratislava's castle district and old town. Visit the Church ofSt. Elisabeth, exclusive to Connections guests, and the SlovakNational Museum Residency. Enjoy a private pre-dinner cocktailparty in the ship’s Amadeus Club, hosted by your Resident TourDirector, prior to a gala dinner.
27th Dec 2017
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Christmas Along the Danube (2017) Dock in Grein for a Connections-only, small-group tour of SchlossGreinburg. In Linz, take a guided, Connections tour of the Abbeyof St. Florian, with an organ concert. A sweet treat awaits thisafternoon as you indulge in an exclusive Linzer Torte baking classat a top patisserie.
28th Dec 2017
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Christmas Along the Danube (2017) Disembark and drive to Munich, visiting Landshut and the ruinsof its ancient castle. Check in to your boutique hotel, with time tounwind. Gather for a farewell dinner.
29th Dec 2017
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Christmas Along the Danube (2017) After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

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Celebrate the holiday season on the Danube during a nine-day cruise, with Connections-exclusive shore excursions to Christkindlesmarkts and an organ concert at the Abbey of St. Florian as well as pre- and post-cruise stays in a boutique hotel in Munich.

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