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Luxury

Festive Christmas Markets with Magnificent Europe

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Trip Code: EUMCRBAX22
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Trip Highlights

A Local German Christmas

Gain insight into some of the local German Christmas traditions as you sample Feuerzangenbowle

Nutcracker Workshop

Visit an enchanting Nutcracker workshop and perhaps try your hand at making their famous wooden Christmas toys

Historic Chateau Jemniste

Explore this grand estate on a private tour, enjoy lunch then watch birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 22 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 12 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 53 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Butler, room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Map & Itinerary

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Europe Map EUMCRBAX22 2019

Berlin to Amsterdam

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Allow us to offer you a first-hand insight into the charmed world of imperial Europe

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Reception later this evening.

Stay: Three Nights, The Regent Berlin

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Gain insight into some of the local Christmas traditions as you sample Feuerzangenbowle.


Explore Berlin on a guided tour. This afternoon, explore the Christmas markets. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

In Berlin and perhaps embark on a tour showcasing Berlin’s art scene, including streetscapes and sculptures that reflect cultural and political ideals. Otherwise, learn how to make traditional Christmas cookies, then sample this delicious recipe.


Take an excursion to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you’ll enjoy a tour, then return to Berlin to choose your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Choose your sightseeing in Meissen. Visit Albrechtsburg Castle, which rises majestically above the picturesque Elbe River valley. Built in 1471, it is considered Germany's oldest castle. Alternatively, visit the world-famous Meissen Porcelain Factory, showcasing its heritage of fine porcelain art.


Along the way to Dresden, stop in Torgau to see the Memorial of Encounter, which commemorates when American and Soviet forces met on the Elbe at Torgau in April 1945, marking the end of World War II. Choose your sightseeing in Meissen, then later, arrive in Dresden.

Stay: Dresden, Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit an enchanting Nutcracker workshop and perhaps try your hand at making their famous wooden Christmas toys.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the Volkswagen factory in the heart of the city, a building where innovation and stunning architecture meet. Otherwise, visit Dresden's Striezelmarkt, one of Germany's oldest Christmas markets, founded in 1434.


Choose your sightseeing, then enjoy a Signature Experience. Enjoy a free afternoon in town and maybe visit the Christmas Museum. Later, arrive in Prague.

Stay: Three Nights: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel

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See Prague Castle, then stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square. Enjoy dinner at La Rotonde restaurant.

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Chateau Jemniště and explore the estate, then enjoy lunch and a fantastic falconry display.


Enjoy your Signature Experience.

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Travel to the historic town of Velké Bílovice, then continue to Budapest and board your luxury river ship.

Stay: 14 Nights: a Concerto River Ship

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Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest.

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ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, your first superb Royal Signature Experience awaits at the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna. Attend an exclusive Cocktail Reception and a private concert featuring members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir, a full orchestra performing classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss and an operatic recital. This will be an unforgettable evening you will treasure forever.


Arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital, home to striking architecture, a rich classical musical culture and vibrant cafes. 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 in 1865. You’ll also enjoy a guided walk to St Stephen’s Cathedral.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 enjoy a round of golf.


You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in Vienna.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- SIghtseeing

In Melk, enjoy 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.


On arrival in Dürnstein, roam the village's cobblestone lanes at your leisure and perhaps view the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was imprisoned. Later, choose your sightseeing.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Disembark in Linz and travel to Salzburg, where a city tour takes you to several sights from Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music. Alternatively, embark on a full-day journey to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, renowned for its World Heritage-listed status with a stunning 13th-century castle above the Vltava River, its old town square and quaint lanes teeming with ancient architecture. Both touring options will then conclude in Passau, where you will re-board your river ship. A third alternative is to cruise from Linz to Passau, then enjoy a walking tour.


Select from a diverse range of sightseeing options today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ -Sightseeing

On a guided walking tour, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, learn how to polka during a fun Bavarian dance lesson at a local beer haus. Another option is a gourmet walking tour, where you will gain an insight into the art of haute cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Storstad, where you will enjoy a presentation and the chance to sample a variety of delights. Or perhaps hear an informative talk on board from a student of the University of Regensburg.


Choose your sightseeing in Regensburg.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ -Sightseeing

A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds, the site of Hitler’s infamous rallies. Discover medieval architecture, including the medieval ramparts that surround the city. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.


Back on board after your sightseeing activity, sample some freshly baked gingerbread while cruising along the Main-Danube Canal.

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This morning your ship will arrive in the fascinating World Heritage-listed city of Bamberg, another of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. Here you will explore the Old Town with a local expert to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz.

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you walk 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 to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for a tour. Otherwise, visit a family-owned farm, where you'll tour the property before sitting down to morning tea as you learn about local farming life.


Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.

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  • Breakfast
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ -Sightseeing

Perhaps stroll along the winding cobblestone lanes, explore quaint half-timbered shops, mingle with friendly residents and sample some delicious local fare along the way. Alternatively, acquaint yourself with the German language during an interactive lesson on board your ship, otherwise embark on a hike through a picturesque Franconian vineyard as you learn about the specialty wines of the region.


Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning, then choose your sightseeing.

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ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, you will be treated to a special event of the regal kind as you arrive in the 2,000-year-old town of Andernach. Here, you will enjoy an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle, home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern, who has kindly opened the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy some free time to wander about the magnificent castle and breathtaking grounds at your leisure, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a special classical piano recital.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Alternatively, board a scenic gondola for exceptional views over the Rhine Valley, or perhaps sample wines from the region during an onboard tasting.


Dock in Rüdesheim and choose your sightseeing. Later, your ship’s Sun Deck offers the perfect vantage point from which to view the scenery of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise the Rhine’s most beautiful stretch.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

In Cologne, take a tour through the historic city centre and sample local beers and snacks. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.


Travel to the Gothic masterpiece of Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps admire Amsterdam's canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Or visit Zaanse Schans, a lovely village famous for its traditional Dutch houses, windmills and specialty produce. Otherwise, enjoy a relaxing morning sailing along the Rhine, while a local baker conducts a 'stroopwafel’ demonstration.


Today, sail into the beautiful Dutch capital, Amsterdam, and choose your sightseeing. Enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

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Transfer to the airport.

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