• Rudesheim
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Melk Abbey
  • Durnstein
  • Vienna
  • Budapest

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

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
14 Nights

APT Luxury Cruises
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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 the opulent Wurzburg Residence to 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 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, follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) with a Welcome Reception at Budapest's Royal Waiting Room, a trip on an imperial steam train and a guided tour of Godollo Palace (selected departures).

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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 : Bonn (Germany) - Andernach

Enjoy a discovery tour of Bonn or set off on a bike ride. Later, travel to Andernach for an exclusive Singature Experience - a tour and Cocktail Reception at Namedy Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Rudesheim

Cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim and tour Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. 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. Enjoy a private wine tasting paired with cheeses and handmade condiments. 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 highlights on a guided tour taking in the Old Town Hall, as well as the UNESCO-listed centre. There is also the option to visit a Michelin-starred restaurant, listen to an informative talk on board from a student of the University of Regensburg or enjoy a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial. (B,L,D)

Day 10 : Passau - Linz (Austria)

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 an orientation tour, before continuing on foot to St Stephen's Cathedral, head to Schonbrunn Palace, take the tour of Bratislava or opt for the guided bike ride to nearby Klosterneuberg Monastery. 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 : Budapest (Hungary)

Dock in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) with a trip on an imperial steam train, a guided tour of Godollo Palace and a Cocktail Reception at Budapest's Royal Waiting Room (May - Sept departures). (B,L,D)

Day 14 : Budapest

Join a guided tour of Budapest and see Buda Castle, the Royal Palace and Fisherman's Bastion before enjoying time at leisure. (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 nights all-inclusive cruising in an outside cabin aboard a luxurious ship
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Return flights from Manchester or Leeds-Bradford Airports with transfers between ship and airport
  • Complimentary beverages throughout the cruise
  • Room service and champagne on arrival for selected suite categories
  • Freedom of Choice Touring and Signature Experiences
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Butler service for selected suite categories
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Guided excursions in small groups with personal headsets
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Port taxes

Special Features

  • Signature Experiences:
  • Tour of Namedy Castle and lavish banquet dinner
  • Cocktail Reception and private concert at City Palace, Vienna
  • Steam train ride to Godollo Palace for a guided tour (May - Sep departures)
  • Freedom of Choice Touring:
  • Amsterdam, Rudesheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Melk and Vienna

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