Abercrombie & Kent Launches New European Connections Itineraries

Abercrombie & Kent is offering new Connections European River Cruise Journeys aboard the Amadeus fleet. A&K offers private sightseeing excursions led by a dedicated tour director, small groups of no more than 24 guests, and pre- and post-cruise city stays with exclusive experiences only available to A&K guests.

Abercrombie & Kent’s European River Cruise Journeys is the most recent addition to the company’s Connections portfolio. A&K tour directors serve as an on-board concierge, lead private shore excursions and offer A&K guests guidance for getting the most out of time spent exploring on their own.

Sightseeing tours are limited to just 24 guests with private A&K vehicles and expert local guides. A&K also offers Onshore Connections, such as visiting markets and neighborhoods and meeting local artisans, musicians and culinary experts who share their gifts.

Abercrombie & Kent’s European River Cruise Journeys include stays before and after the cruise at centrally located hotels. On Music & Maestros of the Danube cruise, for example, after a classical music-filled journey along the Danube River, explore Munich’s old town and enjoy a private tour of the Bavarian State Opera House. Regular meals and a special group welcome and farewell dinners are also included, as are transfers to and from the airport.

Connections European River Cruise Journeys

Cruising Holland & Belgium in Bloom – Witness millions of blossoms at Keukenhof Gardens and Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer, the world’s largest flower auction. Tour Delft. Visit a chocolatier in Brussels and the Diamond Pavillion in Antwerp on an exclusive A&K Onshore Connection. Experience Bruges. Nine days from $3,995.

The Great Rivers of Europe – Cruise in luxury on the Main and Rhine Rivers in Holland and Germany. Taste Edam cheese in the town where it originated. Visit the 12th century monastery, Kloster Bronnback, to partake in a wine tasting in its own cellar. Privately tour a World War II bunker in Nuremberg, built to conserve art treasures. 10 days from $4,495.

Music & Maestros of the Danube – On this Danube River Cruise, enjoy performances at the Opera House in Budapest, as well as a concert of classical music at a special location in Bratislava. Celebrate the "Great Masters" with a matinée at a traditional Viennese Palais. Join in a private waltz lesson in Vienna, an A&K exclusive. 10 days from $4,395.

Paris, Burgundy and a South of France Cruise – Tour the sights of Paris and visit the Musee d’Orsay.  Tour the home of Claude Monet and his garden in Giverny before boarding the ‘Amadeus Symphony.’ Exclusive A&K sightseeing includes the Cistercian Abbey, the Roman amphitheatre in Arles and the place where Van Gogh painted ‘Café Terrace at Night.’ 11 days from $5,295

Christmas Markets on the Danube – Visit the Christmas markets (Christkindlesmarkts) in southern Germany and Austria on this Danube River Cruise. Take a guided tour of a porcelain factory. An A&K Exclusive Onshore Connection includes Schloss Artstetten, home of the great granddaughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Nine days from $3,495

Heart of Europe: Cruising the Rhine, Main & Danube – Spend two weeks cruising the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest. Exclusive excursions visit the university town of Heidelberg and tour a World War II art bunker in Nuremberg. Enjoy a night-time cruise along the Danube River in Budapest. 17 days from $7,295.

Along the Danube: Explore Budapest on both sides of the river and take part in an evening Danube River cruise. Discover Vienna, city of Mozart and Strauss, and learn how to make apple strudel. Enjoy a “Sound of Vienna” concert in the Kursalon. 10 days from $4,195.

Discovering the Rhine: Enjoy a taste of Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the Rhine River, including the Rhine Gorge. Tour a chocolatier’s workshop or gingerbread bakery. An A&K exclusive excursion in Holland visits Gouda, its crafts museum and market square. 10 days from $4,695.

Christmas Along the Danube: Explore the local Christmas markets in Munich and Salzburg. Awaken Christmas morning in Vienna for a tour of the city. An A&K exclusive excursion includes Bratislava and the “Blue Church,” a fairytale landmark. Visit breathtaking Nymphenburg Palace, once a summer residence of the Bavarian Wittelsbachs. Nine days from $3,995.

Last year Abercrombie & Kent introduced Connections journeys. Connections European River Cruise Journeys provide more than 50 years of expertise and trademark amenities, including on-the-ground support from a network of six offices throughout Europe and the finest local expert guides.

For more information, visit www.abercrombiekent.com.