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APT Magnificent Europe River Cruise

APT Magnificent Europe River Cruise

Explore the rivers of Europe aboard your luxury cruise ship, on APT’s amazing Magnificent Europe luxury river cruise itinerary. Enjoy the iconic views, attractions and charming secrets of Europe.

Signature Experiences Designed Exclusively for APT guests

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Magnificent Europe Itinerary

Also available in reverse order (Budapest to Amsterdam)

Day 1: UK to Amsterdam

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your ship.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Amsterdam

Spend today on your preferred activity. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner.

Freedom of Choice: Perhaps cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – known for its windmills and specialty produce.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Andernach & Koblenz

This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. Disembark in Andernach and enjoy a Signature Experience here. In Koblenz this evening, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll.

Signature Experience: On a visit to Namedy Castle wander around the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Koblenz & Rudesheim

Cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim and set our on your chosen activity.

Freedom of Choice: You might like to take a gondola ride or visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Miltenberg

Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration before time at leisure.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wurzburg

Your day unfolds on your terms thanks to a choice of activities today.

Freedom of Choice: Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Wurzburg Residence. Alternatively, travel to Rothenburg. Or get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Bamberg

Sail to Bamberg, where you’ll join a guided exploration with a local expert.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Nuremberg

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.

Freedom of Choice: 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Regensburg

Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today.

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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Passau & Linz

How you spend today is up to you with several options on offer.

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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Melk & Durnstein

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

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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Vienna

Arrive in Vienna and set out on the activity of your choice. This evening is set aside for your magical Signature Experience.

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. Later, visit the visit the 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens. Otherwise, tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Budapest (or Vienna & Budapest)

Soak up the views today as you set sail for Hungary.

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. Departures in March and October through to December will have additional time in Vienna.
Meals included: 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Disembark, and depart from Budapest to UK

Bid farewell to the ship and prepare for your flight home.
Meals included: Breakfast

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK*
  • Experiences in 14 destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 41 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship with the services of an expert APT Cruise Director
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities
  • Go beyond the gates to explore Namedy Castle before a cocktail party and a piano recital in the ballroom
  • Exclusive – Visit Vienna’s City Palace for a cocktail party and private classical concert

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