Visit the Tower of London before it is open to the public, including a viewing of the Crown Jewels
Be treated to a private dinner at Ireland's enchanting Ballyseede Castle, accompanied by a superb musical performance
See the majestic Edingburgh Castle in a whole new light with an exclusive private tour before it's open to the public
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
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
Enjoy a special after hours Welcome Reception at the Tower of London. Here, enjoy a private tour of the Crown Tower.
Arrive in London.
Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel
Call in at the famous university city of Oxford.
Stay: Stratford-upon-Avon, The Arden HotelDaily :
Travel to the Peak District National Park.
Stay: Two Nights, York, The Grand Hotel and SpaDaily :
Enjoy a walking tour of York this morning. One of Europe’s most interesting cities, York’s streetscape has hardly changed since the middle ages. After your tour, perhaps visit York Minster, the biggest medieval cathedral in England and the pride of York. Or you can learn about the city’s Viking heritage at the Jorvik Viking Centre, where you can explore 9th-century Jorvik as you experience the reconstructed Viking settlement that was unearthed here in the 1970s. Another option is to travel back in time for a spine tingling experience and hear the remarkable Victorian tragedies and true accounts surrounding York's ghostly history.
Choose your sightseeing activity.Daily :
Cross the border and arrive in Edinburgh.
Stay: Two Nights, Edinburgh, GandV Royal Mile HotelDaily :
Enjoy a tour of Edinburgh Castle before it opens to the general public.
Perhaps explore the Royal Yacht Britannia as you embark the British royal family's floating home and explore one of the few places where they could enjoy complete privacy. Alternatively, gain a behind-the-scenes look into the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
Spend the day in Edinburgh.Daily :
Pay a visit to the Glenfiddich whiskey distillery.
Stay: Inverness, Kingsmills HotelDaily :
Drive along the shores of Loch Ness.
Stay: Two Nights: Loch Lomond, Cameron HouseDaily :
Perhaps enjoy a guided walk through Loch Lomond's stunning scenery, participate in the ancient art of archery or enjoy some of the finest greens with a round of golf. Alternatively, perhaps indulge in a soothing spa treatment.
Choose your sightseeing.Daily :
Board a cruise on Windermere and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, visit the National Trust's Hill Top, which was Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse. As you wander each room, there is a distinct reference to a 'tale'.
Choose your sightseeing activity.
Stay: Lake District, Laura Ashley, The Belsfield HotelDaily :
Continue to Chester and join a walking tour.
Stay: The Chester GrosvenorDaily :
Cross the Irish Sea to Dublin.
Stay: Two Nights: Conrad DublinDaily :
Perhaps enjoy a tour of Ireland's most famous university, Trinity College, and see the ninth-century Book of Kells in the Old Library. Otherwise, you may wish to visit the Guinness Storehouse, home of the distinctive dark stout since 1759. Located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery, navigate your way up seven floors as you learn how to ‘pull the perfect pint’. Otherwise, experience the funniest guide to the historic Irish culture, idiosyncrasies and lifestyle at a fast-paced and hands-on comedy show.
Choose your sightseeing activity.Daily :
Visit the Irish National Stud.
Stay: Galway, The G Hotel and SpaDaily :
Stop in Adare on your way to Killarney.
Stay: Two Nights: Killarney, The Europe Hotel and ResortDaily :
Enjoy dinner and a musical performance at Ballyseede Castle.
Perhaps enjoy horse riding, a pony and trap ride or relax at the hotel's spa.
Choose your sightseeing and enjoy a special Signature Experience.Daily :
Visit the House of Waterford Crystal or enjoy a guided walking tour of this charming town.
Choose your sightseeing activity.
Stay: Wexford, Ferrycarrig HotelDaily :
Take a ferry across the Irish Sea to Bath.
Stay: Two Nights, The Gainsborough Bath SpaDaily :
Travel to Bristol and visit the SS Great Britain.Daily :
Discover Stonehenge, then arrive in London for afternoon tea.
Stay: London, The May Fair HotelDaily :
Board a high-speed train to Amsterdam. Upon arrival, board your ship.
Stay: 14 Nights: a Concerto River ShipDaily :
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. Alternatively, on select spring departures, take the opportunity to visit the stunning Keukenhof Gardens.
Choose your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.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.
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.
Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. After your selected sightseeing activity, rejoin your ship in Bonn and cruise to Andernach for your Royal Signature Experience.Daily :
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.
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.Daily :
Perhaps stroll along Miltenberg’s 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 be guided through a picturesque Franconian vineyard as you learn about the specialty wines of the region during a hike.
Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning.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.
Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.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 :
A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds. Discover medieval architecture, including the 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 :
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.
Tailor your holiday with a selection of sightseeing choices today.Daily :
Disembark in Passau 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 the pretty city of Linz, where you will re-board your river ship. A third alternative is to enjoy a walking tour of Passau, then cruise into Austria and on to Linz.
Select from a diverse range of sightseeing options today.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 bike 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. Choose your sightseeing in Melk, then select how to travel to Dürnstein. On arrival, 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.Daily :
Tonight, visit the family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna. Attend an exclusive Cocktail Reception and a private recital featuring a full orchestra performing classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss, as well as an operatic recital. You will also be entertained by members of the Mozart Boys' Choir.
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 :
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 :
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.