Magnificent Europe


Save up to $7,800 per couple

Members from: $5,495 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $9,395 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    River Cruising

  • Destination

    United Kingdom & Europe

  • Supplier

    APT

  • Booking Code

    EUMC15

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship

  • A total of 41 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages

  • Experiences in 14 destinations

  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions

  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)

  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

  • The services of an expert cruise director

  • Go beyond the gates to explore Namedy Castle before a cocktail party and a piano recital in the ballroom


Luxury River Cruising


Let Europe’s finest come to you on one of our impressive multi-country itineraries. Cruise the waterways.

From the moment you depart to the moment you return, everything you need is included in the trip price you pay. Which means you’re 100% free to make the most of every moment, without the hassle of wondering what it’s all going to cost. These are the stand-out moments. Carefully designed to help you experience Europe in far greater depth, they offer more insight into Europe’s cultural fabric than regular sightseeing, and are not normally available to independent travellers. More than just places to sleep, our hotels are experiences in their own right. Rural estates within historic vineyards. Châteaux that have withstood the test of time. Onboard suites with every mod-con. We have it all on offer. By land, river or sea, the dining experiences on offer will not disappoint. Michelin-starred restaurants. Family-owned estates. Cooking classes. Meals in private homes. Plus on our river and ocean ships, a fine selection of beverages are included. An APT cruise or tour director is always present, while local experts join you along the way. We’ll make your bed, pour the drinks and cook up a feast. Nothing is ever too much trouble. Sit back and relax while we take care of all the details. We understand that different travellers like different things. That’s why we work with you to personalise your journey to suit your interests. Mix and match a wide selection of cultural, culinary, historical and active experiences.

Itinerary


Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Welcome to Amsterdam! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your luxurious floating home for the next 15 days. Unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship.



Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship



Daily :

Dinner

Day 2 Amsterdam

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps admire Amsterdam’s canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – known for its windmills and specialty produce. Or even sleep in and take the day as it comes. If you’re lucky enough to be on one of our spring departures, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens are ready to greet you at every colourful turn.



Spend today on your chosen activity. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3 Andernach, Koblenz

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On a visit to Namedy Castle, go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.



This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. You might want to head up to the sun deck and take in the views as they pass by. Disembark in Andernach for your first Signature Experience. Later, head back on board and enjoy dinner as your ship sets sail for Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4 Koblenz, Rudesheim

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley will give you the best perspective of the town. For something a little more quirky, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum houses a collection of fine automated musical creations.



Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5 Miltenberg

Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure to explore on your own.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6 Wurzburg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Or travel to the fairytale town of Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.



Choose from three exciting activities today.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7 Bamberg

Relax on board as you sail to Bamberg. On arrival, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8 Nuremberg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a guided walk through the Schwarzach Valley.



This morning gives you the chance to choose your sightseeing activity. This afternoon, continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9 Regensburg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

In Regensburg, explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre. With a history dating back to the Roman times, this incredible city was the first capital of Bavaria. Or, you might prefer to get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial. This neo-classical building sits above the Danube River and houses a hall of fame that honours notable politicians, artists, sovereigns and scientists from Germany’s past.



Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10 Passau, Linz

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Cesky Krumlov awaits. Either way, re-board your ship in Austria’s Linz. Alternatively, explore the town of Passau, followed by a relaxing day on board cruising to Linz.



How you spend today is up to you with a number of options on offer.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11 Melk, Durnstein

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Durnstein.



Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12 Vienna

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After dinner, head to the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and a performance by some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.



FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens are another option. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery.



Arrive in Vienna and set out on the activity of your choice.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13 Budapest

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Esztergom, set out on a guided tour to discover this picturesque town and its historic buildings. Then, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire as you board the Grand Empress steam train, bound for Budapest. See inside some of the ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s and be treated like royalty as you savour lunch on board. On arrival at Budapest Railway Station, see the Royal Waiting Room – a rather fitting way to end this opulent journey. Later, return to your ship. Operates on all departures between April and September.



Soak up the views as you enjoy a relaxing morning sailing through Hungary.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14 Budapest

Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15 Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.



Daily :

Breakfast


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