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Magnificent Europe

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Trip Code: EUMCRBP24
  • Luxury River Cruise
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Inclusions

  • Unique experiences in up to 23 destinations   
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Finest dining – a total of 55 meals  
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Butler, room service and champagne on arrival for select suites
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Map & Itinerary

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Europe Map EUMCRBP24 2017

Berlin to Paris

Reverse Trip

Be transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Reception tonight.

Stay: Three Nights: The Regent Berlin

Explore Berlin on a guided tour today. Visit the Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz - the large open square and public transport hub located in the city centre. See the Reichstag, Berlin’s historic 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, and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Later, enjoy high tea with a local who will enlighten you with their own special personal experiences of Berlin’s past.

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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. Return to Berlin and perhaps visit Museum Island or alternatively, embark on a tour showcasing Berlin's thriving art scene.

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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 completely destroyed by the controversial Allied aerial bombing in 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 Hotel

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Your sightseeing begins with a trip to Prague Castle. Visit Saint Vitus Cathedral then 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 the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant. Set in beautiful Art Deco style, dine in this exquisite setting.

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Descendants of the Czech Republic’s oldest aristocratic family, the Counts of Sternberg, welcome you to their 18th-century Baroque home, Chateau Jemniste. Explore the fairytale estate on a private guided tour, enjoy a special lunch then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display.

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Travel to the historic town of Velké Bílovice for a light lunch in a traditional Czech wine cellar. Continue to Budapest and board your luxury river ship. After dinner, set off on a twilight cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights of the remarkable Hungarian capital.

Stay: 14 Nights: one of APT’s luxurious Concerto river ships

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A Budapest city tour offers the incredible architecture of Buda Castle, the ornate and richly decorated Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion and more. Back on board, attend a wonderful Gala Welcome Dinner.

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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 prominent landmarks during a tour along the Ringstrasse. You’ll also enjoy a guided walk to St Stephen’s Cathedral. After dinner, head to the City Palace and attend an exclusive Cocktail Reception and an operatic recital.

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Perhaps tour Schönbrunn Palace, the former Rococo 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. Another option is to visit the Spanish Riding School to see the beautiful Lipizzan horses during a tour of the stables.

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Cruise through the stunning 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. Should you be feeling a little more active, you may then choose to ride a bicycle along the banks of the Danube River from Dürnstein to Melk, or alternatively, rejoin your ship and take a leisurely cruise to Melk instead. Disembark your river ship for a guided tour of the glorious Melk Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. Otherwise, you may wish to perhaps join a local guide for a tour of the historic town.

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Today, an exquisite private rail journey aboard the incredible Majestic Imperator reveals the legacy of the once powerful Habsburg Empire as you travel from Linz to Passau. Disembark in Salzburg, where a fascinating city tour includes some of the sights from the classic musical film, ‘The Sound of Music’. Re-board the exquisite Majestic Imperator and mingle with your fellow passengers as you enjoy live entertainment en route to Passau, where you’ll rejoin your luxurious river ship.

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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, which arches gracefully across the water. Later, enjoy a delicious dinner on board your luxurious river ship.

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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. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas and is recognised as a marvellous feat of modern engineering.

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This morning your ship will arrive in the fascinating 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 local expert to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz. Following your tour, rejoin your ship.

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The architecture of Würzburg is on show as you visit Würzburg Residence. 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 medieval town of Rothenburg, where you’ll stop for a tour.

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Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise toward 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. A local guide will take you on a special discovery of the town today. Stroll along the winding cobblestone lanes, explore quaint half-timbered shops, mingle with friendly residents and sample some delicious local fare along the way.

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Dock in Rüdesheim and take a trip aboard the Winzerexpress mini-train to the town centre. Perhaps tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to the world’s most beautiful collection of automated musical instruments. Alternatively, take in views over the Rhine Valley as you travel in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument. Later, your ship’s Sun Deck offers the perfect vantage point from which to view the spectacular scenery of the Rhine Gorge, often regarded as the most beautiful in all of Europe. Arrive later in the 2,000 year-old town of Andernach for an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle, home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who has opened the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy some free time to explore the castle at your leisure, then savour a banquet in the ballroom, accompanied by a classical piano recital. This will be an unforgettable evening that you will treasure forever.

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Arrive in Bonn and explore the sights with a guide. Alternatively, travel to Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Here, take a tour of this historic city.

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Sail into the beautiful Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Perhaps take a canal cruise and admire the city from a glass-top boat. You may prefer to visit Zaanse Schans, a village famous for its wooden windmills, traditional houses and specialty produce. Enjoy some time to explore and a tasting of the region’s renowned cheeses. Return to your ship and reflect upon the days that have just passed as you attend the Captain’s Farewell Dinner later this evening.

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Disembark your ship for the final time. Guests will travel by coach through Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals, before arriving in Paris for an evening at leisure.

Stay: Three Nights: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

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A local expert will take you on a tour of this beautiful city today. See the Avenue des Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, plus take a trip to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, where sweeping views over the city skyline await. At the Moulin Rouge, delight in a once-in-a-lifetime evening at the iconic Parisian cabaret, captured in the famous paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec. The spectacular show features feathers, rhinestones and sequins, fabulous settings, original music and of course, the world-renowned showgirls and French Cancan dancers, a time-honoured tradition held for more than 110 years.

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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. With the rest of the day at leisure you’ll relish the chance to explore this city as you wish.

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Today your spectacular journey draws to a conclusion. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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