Abercrombie & Kent has added amenities familiar to tour takers of its river cruise products. New amenities include pre- and post-hotel nights at historic properties, such as the Hotel Torbräu, an old hotel in central Munich that has been owned by the same family for 100 years. A&K is also offering pre- and post- night stays. Also added are group welcome and farewell dinners and private transfers. A&K is also offering guests a chance to enjoy private sightseeing and activities at the destination of origin before the cruise embarks.
Sightseeing before embarking on the Classical Danube river cruise July 25-Aug 3 might include a visit to an opera house and strudel-making demonstration in Budapest before departure. Clients can also visit Weltenburg Monastery to sample its famous dark beer and explore the scenic Wachau District with a stop at the 900-year-old Melk Abbey. Groups are limited to 24 members to allow access to places inaccessible to large groups, as well as more interaction with the tour director.
Abercrombie & Kent is offering three new Connections by Abercrombie & Kent programs with six- and seven-night cruises on the 76-cabin MS Amadeus Brilliant on the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers. The Classical Danube program (July 25-Aug 3) visits three capital cities: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia and Vienna, Austria. The 10-day package, including a seven-night cruise is priced from $4,195.
Three Rivers (Oct 17-26) travels the Rijnkanaal canal in Amsterdam, the Rhine River through Cologne and the Main River along Bamberg. The 10-day package with a seven-night cruise is priced from $3,995. Christmas Cruise on the Danube (Dec. 21-29, 2013) celebrates the holidays on a cruise on the Danube through Germany, Austria and Slovakia. The nine-day trip with six-night cruise, is priced from $3,450. The programs include accommodations, three gourmet meals daily aboard the ship, beverages (including wine at dinner), guided sightseeing and entry fees.