The Oberammergau Passion Play: A Journey on the Danube aboard the AmaCerto June 27 - July 6, 2020 * Journey Full (Waitlist Only)
Connoisseurs Tours invites you to discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, the journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley winemaking region and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide, culminating with a the 2020 Passion Play performance in Oberammergau.
A Two-night Budapest Pre-Cruise journey is available for those who wish to have more time to rest and explore Budapest before we embark on our Danube Cruise.
The River Becomes the Line: Basel to Berlin The 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Aboard the S.S. Antoinette April 25 - May 5, 2020 * Journey Full (Waitlist Only)
The Rhine, Germany’s longest river, is extravagant in both length and its mystique. Joining us from Basel, Switzerland to Berlin will be Dr. John Morrow, Franklin Professor of History at the University of Georgia, who will weave the intricate details and stories of the Allied struggle to reach and ultimately cross the Rhine. Our journey down the Rhine also includes visits to storybook villages, romantic hilltop castles built by tyrannical kings, and areas where hunter-gatherers settled 200,000 years before the Romans brought vineyard culture to the Rhine. We will have seven extraordinary days sailing from Basel to Cologne aboard Uniworld's state-of-the-art S.S. Antoinette. Sailing from Basel we will include Colmar,Strasbourg, Speyer, Rudesheim, Koblenz, and Cologne. From Cologne, we continue via high-speed rail to the iconic city of Berlin and spend three nights at the Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome, our home in Berlin as we immerse ourselves in the art, music, and history of this iconic city.