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APT Magnificent Europe Cruise

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Luxury River Cruise.

Discover the best of Danube and Europe on this magnificent luxury river cruise. Start in the Netherlands and journey through Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia for a fascinating one-in-a-lifetime immersive experience.

 

  • Grand Empress Steam Train
    Follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria, embark on an imperial train journey, then tour Gödöllő Palace.
  • Grand home of Burg Namedy Castle among mature gardens Namedy Castle Reception
    Princess Heide von Hohenzollern opens the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy a cocktail reception in the ballroom.
  • Audience watching muscians perform in the City Palace, Vienna Vienna’s Musical Legacy
    Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart’s Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 10 locations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 41 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

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. You’ll have time to unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship, as the excitement builds for everything that’s about to come.

DAY 2 Amsterdam

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – the quintessential Dutch village 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.

DAY 3 Bonn, Andernach

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Visit Namedy Castle. Go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Take a discovery through Bonn’s historic city centre or set off on a bike to explore.

This morning, awake to a new country, a new city, with unlimited possibilities for what the day could bring. After your sightseeing in Bonn, you’ll then travel to Andernach for your first Signature Experience.

DAY 4 Rüdesheim

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
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 fine automated musical creations. Otherwise, a selection of fine Rhine Valley wines eagerly await your palate at an onboard tasting.

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

DAY 5 Miltenberg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Pick up the pace and hike through a forested area overlooking Franconian vineyards. Or, go slow and head to a local cellar for a tipple or two. You can even stay on your ship and learn a little German.

DAY 6 Würzburg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Enjoy a walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Or traverse the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.

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.

DAY 8 Nuremberg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.

Select the sightseeing inclusion that best suits you. You will be rewarded with freshly baked gingerbread on your return. This afternoon, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.

DAY 9 Regensburg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
In Regensburg, explore its World Heritage-listed city centre. Or take a guided bike ride to nearby Walhalla Temple. Maybe take a culinary walk and visit the Michelin-starred Storstad.

DAY 10 Passau, Linz

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Česky 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.

DAY 11 Melk, Dürnstein

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Otherwise a local expert is on hand to show you around town.

A choice of sightseeing greets you in Melk. It’s then onto more remarkable scenery as you cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.

DAY 12 Vienna

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
After dinner, head to the 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 some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens are a favourite. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery.

DAY 13 Budapest

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
This afternoon, follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) and embark on an imperial train journey. Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest Station’s Royal Waiting Room, then board the Grand Empress steam train. Disembark for a guided tour of Gödöllő Palace, Elisabeth of Bavaria’s favourite residence, before being treated to dinner on your train as you return to Budapest. Operates on all departures between May and September.

DAY 14 Budapest

Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, followed by the afternoon at leisure to further explore. Finish the day in style with a breathtaking illuminations cruise framed by the twinkling lights of Budapest’s stately monuments that line the Danube’s river banks.

DAY 15 Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
After a final delicious breakfast on board, it is time to bid farewell to your new-found friends as you disembark your luxurious river ship for the last time in Budapest. Upon disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Leading the way in luxury and comfort, our Concerto River Ships represent a revolution in ship design. They are the grandest ships on Europe’s rivers and present a wealth of exclusive facilities and suites.

  • Some of the largest suites on Europe’s rivers, all with mini-bars.
  • Silver or Gold Butler Service to guests in select suites.
  • Up to seven different dining experiences are available on-board.
  • Heated swimming pool on Sun Deck and swim-up bars.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organisations. Membership is by invitation only and is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen.

Chef’s Table Restaurant – The renowned Chef’s Table Restaurant offers the ultimate fine dining experience on Europe’s waterways. Exclusive to APT’s luxurious river ships, this intimate and unique six-course degustation-style meal can be enjoyed at no extra charge.

Verde Fine Dining Restaurant – Providing the quintessential fine dining experience, your ship’s main restaurant, the Verde Fine Dining Restaurant,  serves freshly-prepared gourmet cuisine throughout the day.

Bella Cucina Restaurant – Indulge in delicious Italian-style fare at another stylish restaurant.

Casual Dining at River Bistro – From morning till midnight, casual light meals are on offer in the comfort of the new River Bistro, located in your ship’s Main Lounge.

Wine Room Private Dining – The Wine Room accommodates two private tables of up to six guests. It’s the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

Sun Deck Alfresco Lunch –Weather and river conditions permitting, on select days, you can choose to head to the Sun Deck to enjoy your alfresco lunch.

Unwind in sophisticated surrounds. Enjoy the ever changing scenery as you swim in the heated pool located on the Sun Deck. Relax in the stylish main lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive bar the observation lounge which is the perfect indoor space from which to take in the approaching sights. Be entertained and watch lectures, presentations, demonstrations and performances, in the front lounge  which transforms into an ambient Showroom. Access the tea & coffee bar 24 hours a day as well as the on-board wellness centre.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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