Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors
Board the Majestic Imperator for a private rail journey across Austria's countryside. Stop in Salzburg for a tour
Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna
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Arrive in Paris, the city of romance. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight as anticipation builds for the trip ahead. From grand iconic cities filled with glorious architecture to enchanting fairytale villages and spectacular valleys, this journey is set to be simply magnificent.
Stay: Three Nights: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de TriompheDaily :
Enjoy dinner and a show at the famous Parisian cabaret, the Moulin Rouge.
A local expert will take you on a discovery of this beautiful city today. See the Avenue des Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, and take a trip to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, where sweeping views over the city skyline await.Daily :
Today, perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a range of Paris’ fine food, enjoy a guided tour through The Louvre or soak up the village atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
Travel by coach through the landscapes of northern France and onto Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals. Continue to Amsterdam and transfer to your ship. After your first dinner on board, you may like to explore the city at your own pace.
Stay: 14 Nights: one of APT’s luxurious Aria or Concerto river shipsDaily :
Perhaps embark on a canal cruise and admire the city from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and 16th-century merchant houses. You may prefer to visit Zaanse Schans, a lovely village famous for its wooden windmills, traditional Dutch houses and specialty produce.
Enjoy some time to explore and a tasting of the region’s cheeses before returning to your ship. Later today, set off along the Rhine River, enjoying a Gala Wecome Dinner.Daily :
EXCLUSIVE! Explore Namedy Castle, before a lavish banquet.
Choose to take a tour of this historic city, or travel to Bonn and explore the sights with a guide.
Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral.Daily :
Perhaps tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to the world’s most beautiful collection of fascinating automated musical instruments. Alternatively, take in sublime views over the stunning Rhine Valley as you travel in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument.
Approach the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River today, where crumbling ruins cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides are marked with perfectly planted vineyards. Dock in Rüdesheim and take a trip aboard the Winzerexpress mini-train to the town centre. Later, enjoy a tantalising dinner on board.Daily :
Sample the local fare during a special village experience in Miltenberg.
Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning. Spared from the destruction of World War II, the town is much like a time capsule revealing old-world village life, remarkably preserved buildings and lively town squares.Daily :
The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you stroll through the city to the Würzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Inside, marvel at intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you prefer, take a journey along the Romantic Road, one of Germany’s original holiday routes. Today, this beautiful thoroughfare takes you to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for a tour.
After your chosen activity, return to your ship for dinner.Daily :
This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, another of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. Here you will explore the Old Town with a guide to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz. Following your tour, rejoin your ship to cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas and is recognised as a feat of modern engineering.Daily :
Learn all about the Bavarian city of Nuremberg today. A historic city tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds, the site of Hitler’s now infamous rallies held annually from 1927 to 1938. Discover medieval architecture, including the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and more. Back on board later this afternoon, sample some freshly baked gingerbread while cruising along the Main-Danube Canal.Daily :
Dock alongside one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, standing at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers. On a guided tour taking in the city’s highlights, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall, the World Heritage-listed city centre, and the remains of the Romanesque fortress walls, including one of the country’s most ancient stone buildings, the Porta Pretoria. You’ll also see the impressive 12th-century Stone Bridge that arches gracefully across the water. Tonight, enjoy the finest cuisine for dinner.Daily :
EXCLUSIVE! Soak in the spirit of the Habsburg Empire with a rail journey aboard the luxurious Majestic Imperator.
Disembark in Salzburg where a city tour includes some of the sights from the classic film, ‘The Sound of Music’. Re-board the Majestic Imperator and mingle with your fellow passengers as you’re entertained by live music en route to Linz.Daily :
Disembark in Melk for a guided tour of Melk Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. Or, join a local guide for a tour of the town. You may then choose to ride a bicycle along the banks of the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein, or rejoin your ship and cruise to Dürnstein instead.
Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today. On arrival, roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure and perhaps view the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was imprisoned in 1192.Daily :
EXCLUSIVE! Visit Vienna’s City Palace for a Cocktail Reception and a concert featuring classical masterpieces.
Arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital, home to striking architecture, a rich classical musical culture and vibrant cafés. Take in many of the city’s most important landmarks during a tour along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famous ring boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I on May 1, 1865. You’ll also enjoy a guided walk to the glorious St Stephen’s Cathedral.Daily :
You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in Vienna. Perhaps tour Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family. Wander through its lush, manicured gardens and marvel at sculptures representing deities and virtues. Alternatively, join an excursion to Bratislava, the diverse capital of nearby Slovakia. Its mixture of 18th-century Rococo design and communist-era architecture make this a city of alluring contrasts. Another option is to visit the Spanish Riding School to witness the beautiful Lipizzan horses during a morning practice session.
Arrive in Budapest, where a city tour offers a thrilling discovery. See Buda Castle, the Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion and more. Reflect upon the magnificent days that have just gone by as you sit down to the Captain's Farewell Dinner. Afterwards, set off on an incredible twilight cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights of the remarkable Hungarian capital sparkling around you.Daily :
Travel to the town of Velké Bílovice for a light lunch in a Czech wine cellar. Arrive later in Prague.
Stay: Three Night Grand City Stay: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron HotelDaily :
The capital of the Czech Republic lures travellers with its millennia-long history and rich bohemian culture. Take a trip to Prague Castle, the largest coherent castle complex in the world, and visit Saint Vitus Cathedral. Then stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square where you’ll see one of the city’s greatest treasures, the 600 year-old Astronomical Clock. Tonight, a Farewell Dinner awaits at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant. Set in Art Deco style, you’ll be transported back to the 1930s with a dinner accompanied by live contemporary classical music.Daily :
EXCLUSIVE! Visit Chateau Jemniste for lunch and a falconry display.
After breakfast, your holiday concludes with a transfer to the airport.Daily :
The AmaReina was luxurious and the service impeccable. The food and wine were just beautiful. The hotels in Paris and Prague were first class and ideally located.