• Cologne, Germany
  • Wurzburg Residence
  • Melk Abbey
  • Majestic Imperator
  • Majestic Imperator
  • Vienna City Palace

Magnificent Europe Cruise

The ultimate all-inclusive luxury voyage from Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, with unique Signature Experiences and regional flights

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14 Nights from £2545pp

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Live like royalty on this ultimate luxury journey through the heart of Europe on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Discover a fascinating combination of iconic landmarks and little-known marvels, with unique Signature Experiences included.

Admire impressive architecture, from Cologne's striking Gothic Cathedral to the opulent Wurzburg Residence and the beautiful Benedictine abbey in Melk, plus sample famous beers at a local brew house in Bamberg. With a choice of fascinating tours and activities, Freedom of Choice Sightseeing allows you to tailor your holiday.

Unique Signature Experiences are exclusive to APT guests and designed to enrich your holiday. Enjoy a Champagne Reception before indulging in a banquet dinner accompanied by a classical piano recital at the 14th-century Namedy Castle, home of Princess Heide von Hohenzollern. You can also experience imperial rail travel as you journey from Passau to Linz on the luxurious Majestic Imperator (2018 only) and enjoy a private classical concert at the City Palace, an impressive aristocratic residence in the heart of Vienna.

During your time in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, enjoy a hike up to Castle Hill or culinary tour of the Great Market Hall on 2018 departures, or on Apr - Sep 2019 departures follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) with a Welcome Reception at Budapest's Royal Waiting Room or take a trip on an imperial steam train.

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Day 1 : UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from Manchester or Leeds-Bradford to Amsterdam and transfer to your luxurious ship. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception on board. (D)

Day 2 : Amsterdam

Enjoy a canal cruise on a glass-top boat or perhaps head to the village of Zaanse Schans, renowned for its windmills and traditional Dutch houses, before rejoining your ship. There is also the option to stay on board. Enjoy scenic cruising down the Rhine and a stroopwafel demonstration. On selected spring departures there is the opportunity to visit the stunning Keukenhof Gardens. Captain's Welcome Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : Cologne (Germany)

Enjoy a tour of historic Cologne or opt for a guided walking tour, during which you can sample a range of local beers and delicacies. After you chosen tour, re-join the ship and cruise to Andernach where you will disembark and head to the magnificent Namedy Castle for an exclusive Signature Experience. Princess Heide von Hohenzollern has exclusively opened her doors for you to explore the castle's opulent rooms and enjoy a lavish banquet in the ballroom. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Rudesheim

Cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train to tour Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or try local wines on board. In 2019 there is also the option to take a scenic gondola ride above the Rhine Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Miltenberg

Watch the art of glass blowing on board as you cruise towards Miltenberg, which was spared from the destruction of World War II. This afternoon, enjoy an exclusive Signature Experience. Join a local guide for a tour along the cobblestone lanes, meeting the locals and trying the local delicacies as you go. Alternatively there is the opportunity to join a German language lesson on board. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Wurzburg

In Wurzburg, enjoy a tour past Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic churches to the magnificent 18th-century Wurzburg Residence, which is home to impressive tapestries and ornate frescoes. Alternatively, travel deep into the countryside for a tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg. There is also the option to visit a family-owned farm and join the family for morning tea whilst learning about farming life. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Bamberg

World Heritage-Listed Bamberg is another city which avoided destruction during the bombings in World War II. Explore the beautiful Old Town with its spectacular Town Hall, located on the River Regnitz. After, re-join your ship and cruise the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Nuremberg

A historic tour of Nuremberg with its 900-year-old ramparts reveals the World War II sites, one of which is the Reich Party Rally Grounds where six Nazi Party rallies were held. There is the option to join a hike through the Schwarzach Valley. Back on board, try freshly baked gingerbread before cruising along the Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg. (B,L,D)

Day 9 : Regensburg

Regensburg is one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities and is home to one of the oldest bridges across the Danube. See the architectural treasures on a sightseeing tour taking in the Old Town Hall and the Romanesque Porta Pretoria, as well as the UNESCO-listed centre. There is also the option to take a Bavarian dance lesson, gourmet walking tour with lunch and a presentation at a Michelin-starred restaurant or opt to listen to an informative talk on board. (B,L,D)

Day 10 : Passau - Linz (Austria)

In 2018 board the Majestic Imperator for an exciting journey to Linz, via Salzburg, for a privileged insight into the luxury of imperial rail travel. Arrive in Salzburg for a tour taking in the sights from the film The Sound of Music before re-boarding the train to Linz where you will rejoin the ship. (B,D) In 2019, from Passau, head to Salzburg for a tour of the sights from The Sound of Music, or travel to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, before rejoining your ship in Linz. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Passau before cruising to Linz. (B,L,D)

Day 11 : Melk - Durnstein

Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk for a guided tour of Melk Abbey or enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful town. After, there is the option to join a bicycle ride along the Danube to Durnstein or rejoin the ship in Melk and cruise to Durnstein. On arrival, explore at leisure or maybe travel to the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. On selected autumn departures there may be the chance to join in some vineyard work at a local winery as part of the wine harvest. (B,L,D)

Day 12 : Vienna

Admire the striking architecture along the famous Ringstrasse on guided tour, before continuing on foot to the impressive St Stephen's Cathedral. After dinner you are invited to visit Liechtenstein's City Palace, a magnificent aristocratic residence. Enjoy a cocktail reception before heading to the ballroom for a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart Boys' Choir. (B,L,D)

Day 13 : Vienna

On your second day in Vienna you can choose to visit the Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family, or head to the famous Spanish Riding School (2018 only) where you can see the Lipizzan horses. There is also an excursion to the fascinating capital city of Bratislava with its rococo and communist-era architecture. In 2019 there is also the option to enjoy a round of golf. (B,L,D)

Day 14 : Budapest (Hungary)

Discover one of the Danube’s most beautiful cities on a guided tour of Budapest. Sights include the UNESCO-listed Buda Castle and the ornate Fisherman's Bastion. In 2018, there is also the option to join a hike up to Castle Hill or take a culinary tour of the Great Market Hall. On Apr - Sep 2019 departures, follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) at Budapest's Royal Waiting Room, enjoy a trip on an imperial steam train or enjoy a guided tour of Godollo Palace. After a Farewell Dinner, enjoy a relaxing twilight cruise past the illuminated sights before you head home tomorrow. (B,L,D)

Day 15 : Budapest - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester or Leeds-Bradford. (B)

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner.

Price Includes

  • 14-night all-inclusive cruise
  • Return flights from Manchester or Leeds-Bradford Airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private home to airport transfers within 75 miles
  • Guided shore excursions and hand picked Signature Experiences
  • Freedom of Choice Touring in selected locations
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities and port taxes

Special Features

  • Signature Experiences:
  • Tour of Namedy Castle and lavish banquet dinner
  • Authentic village experience in Miltenberg
  • Ride on the Majestic Imperator (2018 only)
  • Cocktail Reception and private concert at City Palace, Vienna
  • Steam train ride to Godollo Palace for a guided tour (Apr-Sep 2019 only)
  • Freedom of Choice Touring:
  • Amsterdam, Rudesheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Melk and Vienna

2018 Departures

Amsterdam to Budapest

Ship: APT Concerto Class Our Price From
Aug 31; Sep 01, 14, 15, 28, 29£5745
Oct 12, 13, 26, 27£5695
Nov 10£4495
Dec 08£4995

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Budapest to Amsterdam

Ship: APT Concerto Class Our Price From
Aug 31; Sep 01, 14, 15, 28, 29£5745
Oct 12, 13, 26, 27£5695
Nov 24£4545
Dec 22£4995

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

2019 Departures

Amsterdam to Budapest

Ship: APT Concerto Class Our Price From
Mar 15£2545
Apr 12, 13£2745
Apr 26, 27£4245
May 10, 11, 24, 25; Jun 07, 08, 21, 22£4345
Jul 05, 06, 19, 20; Aug 02£4245
Aug 03£4045
Aug 16, 17, 30, 31£4245
Sep 13, 27, 28£4345
Oct 11, 12, 25, 26£4045
Nov 08£2945
Nov 23£2995
Dec 06£3545

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Budapest to Amsterdam

Ship: APT Concerto Class Our Price From
Mar 15£2545
Apr 12, 13£2745
Apr 26, 27£4245
May 10, 11, 24, 25; Jun 07, 08, 21, 22£4345
Jul 05, 06, 19, 20; Aug 02£4245
Aug 03£4045
Aug 16, 17, 30£4245
Sep 13, 14, 27, 28£4345
Oct 11, 12, 25, 26£4045
Nov 09£2945
Nov 22£2995
Dec 20£3545

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices are based on two people sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements are also available on request. Flight supplement may apply.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements
  • Twin Window Cat D - £200pp
  • French Balcony Cat C/B+ - £1000/1300pp
  • Twin Balcony T/T+ - £1400pp/£1500pp
  • Twin Balcony P/P+ - £1650pp/£1900pp
  • Twin Balcony Owner's Suite - £2800pp
  • Twin Balcony Royal Suite - £3350pp
  • Twin Balcony Owner's+ Suite - £4100pp
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