Explore this grand estate on a private tour, enjoy lunch then watch birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display
Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna
Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors
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Allow us to offer you a first-hand insight into the charmed world of imperial Europe
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Be transferred to your hotel before getting to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception later this evening.
Stay: Three Nights, The Regent Berlin
Explore Berlin on a guided tour today. Visit Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz. See the Reichstag, Berlin’s parliamentary building, and the ruins of the infamous Berlin Wall. You’ll also visit Checkpoint Charlie, the former crossing point between East and West Germany. Afterwards, enjoy free time to further explore.Daily :
This morning in Berlin, enjoy a guided tour of World Heritage-listed Museum Island, home to five internationally significant art museums, thus earning its name from the late 1870s. Alternatively, discover a different side to Berlin as you embark on a tour that showcases its thriving art scene. Your guide will offer great insight into the unique city structure and sub cultures that influence artists today.
After your selected sightseeing, take an excursion to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you’ll enjoy a tour of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci. The largest World Heritage-listed site in Germany, the palace of Sanssouci is surrounded by extensive gardens and parklands, which are a delight to explore.Daily :
Travel to Dresden, the capital and royal residence for the Kings of Saxony. Once known as the ‘Florence of the North’, the city boasted cultural splendour before being destroyed by the controversial Allied aerial bombing during World War II. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of East German socialist influence has considerably changed the face of the city. Enjoy a walking tour here, then continue to Prague.
Stay: Three Nights: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron HotelDaily :
The capital of the Czech Republic lures you with its millennia-long history and rich Bohemian culture. Stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square, where you’ll see the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock. Tonight, dinner awaits at La Rotonde restaurant. Set in beautiful art deco style, dine in this exquisite setting.Daily :
Descendants of the Czech Republic’s aristocratic family, the Counts of Sternberg, welcome you to their 18th-century baroque home, Chateau Jemniště. Enjoy a private tour, a special lunch then watch on in awe during a falconry display.
Enjoy your Signature Experience.Daily :
Travel to Velké Bílovice and savour a light lunch in a traditional wine cellar. Continue to Budapest and board your luxury river ship.
Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River ShipDaily :
After your Budapest city tour, follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) and embark on an imperial train journey. Enjoy a Welcome Reception at Budapest's Royal Waiting Room, then board your elegant steam train, which features carriages from the early 1900s. A traditional game lunch worthy of royalty is served, before disembarking for a guided tour of Gödöllő Palace, a favourite of Sisi. Operates on all departures between April and September.
Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest.Daily :
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, home to an array of striking architecture as well as a rich classical music 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.Daily :
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.
Make the most of Vienna with a choice of sightseeing.Daily :
Ride a bike along the banks of the Danube River from Dürnstein to Melk to, or rejoin your ship and cruise to Melk instead. You may then choose to 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 how to travel to Melk, then choose your sightseeing.Daily :
Select from a diverse range of sightseeing options today.Daily :
On a guided walking tour taking in the city’s highlights, 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. Another option is a gourmet walking tour, where you will discover culinary secrets of past centuries. Then, 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.Daily :
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. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.
Choose your sightseeing in Nuremberg. Back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal.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 :
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.
The immense architectural beauty of Wurzburg is on show today.Daily :
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.Daily :
Cruise to Andernach for an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle. This 14th-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who has opened the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy some free time to wander about the castle’s rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a classical piano recital.
Dock in Rüdesheim and 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.
Choose your sightseeing in Rüdesheim. Afterwards, cruise to Andernach for your Royal Signature Experience.Daily :
Enjoy a walking tour of Cologne, taking in beautiful sites such as the ancient Roman wall. Alternatively, sample local beers and snacks during a walking tour, or perhaps embark on a guided bike ride and see the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.
Cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Here, enjoy a choice of sightseeing.Daily :
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 wooden windmills, traditional Dutch houses and specialty produce. Enjoy some time to explore and a tasting of the region’s renowned cheeses. Alternatively, relax on board while a local baker will conduct a 'stroopwafel’ demonstration. Alternatively, on select spring departures, take the opportunity to visit Keukenhof Gardens.
Today, sail into the beautiful Dutch capital, Amsterdam, and choose your sightseeing. Enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Travel via Ghent to Paris.
Stay: Three Nights: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de TriompheDaily :
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. After lunch discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s stunning transformation of the Palace of Versailles.Daily :
Tonight, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge. Delight in this iconic Parisian cabaret, captured in the famous paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec.
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 Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
Today, choose your sightseeing in Paris. Tonight, enjoy your Signature Experience.Daily :
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
The Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel combines 1930s Art Deco style with modern luxury, located near the iconic Charles Bridge
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