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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Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel before tonight’s Welcome Reception.
Stay: Three Nights: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel
Steeped in centuries of colourful history, Prague boasts a wealth of enchanting monuments and stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Your sightseeing begins with a trip to World Heritage-listed Prague Castle. Visit Saint Vitus Cathedral then stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square. Here, marvel at one of the city’s greatest treasures, the Astronomical Clock, which has been delighting visitors for more than 600 years. Tonight, a memorable Welcome Dinner awaits at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant. Set in beautiful Art Deco style, dine in this exquisite setting as you get to know your fellow travellers.Daily :
EXCLUSIVE! Visit Chateau Jemniste for lunch and a falconry display.
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 on board this evening, 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 Aria or Concerto river shipsDaily :
In enchanting Budapest, a city tour offers a thrilling discovery. See Buda Castle, the Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion and more. Back on board, attend a wonderful Gala Welcome Dinner.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 St Stephen’s Cathedral.Daily :
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. 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 tour of the stables.
You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in Vienna. Later this evening, enjoy a superb dinner.Daily :
Perhaps view the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. You may then choose to ride a bicycle along the banks of the Danube River from Dürnstein to Melk, or rejoin your ship and cruise to Melk instead. Disembark your river ship 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.
Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today. On arrival, roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure.Daily :
EXCLUSIVE! Soak in the spirit of the Habsburg Empire with a rail journey aboard the luxurious Majestic Imperator.
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’re entertained by live performers en route to Passau. Here, you’ll rejoin your luxurious river ship and later, enjoy a sumptuous dinner.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, which arches gracefully across the water. Later, enjoy a delicious dinner on board your luxurious river ship.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. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas and is recognised as a marvellous feat of modern engineering.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.
The 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.Daily :
Sample the local fare during a special village experience in Miltenberg.
After an onboard glass-blowing demonstration, disembark in Miltenberg, a pretty Franconian town set amongst the Odenwald Forest. Also spared from the destruction of World War II, it’s much like a time capsule revealing old-world village life.Daily :
EXCLUSIVE! Explore Namedy Castle, before a lavish banquet.
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.
Dock in Rüdesheim and take a trip aboard the Winzerexpress mini-train to the town centre. 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.Daily :
Explore the city with a local expert guide, including the famed old government quarter. Alternatively, travel to historic Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Here, enjoy a walking tour of the town.
Arrive in Bonn, the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven.Daily :
Perhaps take a serene canal cruise and admire the city's beautiful streetscape from a glass-top boat. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit Zaanse Schans, a lovely village famous for its wooden windmills, traditional Dutch houses and specialty produce.
Today, sail into the beautiful Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Enjoy some time to explore and a tasting of the region’s renowned cheeses. Later, return to your ship and reflect upon the days that have just passed by as you attend a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Disembark your ship for the final time. Travel by coach through Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals, before arriving in Paris.
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 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.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.
With the rest of the day at leisure you’ll relish the chance to explore this city as you wish.Daily :
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
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