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Luxury

Alps and Lakes with Enchanting Rhine

20 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUECRS20
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

A view From The Top

Ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt Pilatus for breathtaking vistas of the alpine scenery

Meet with a mountaineer

Meet with a mountaineer in Zermatt and hear of tales before paying respects at the dedicated cemetery for climbers

Cruise the Serene Lake Lugano

Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing cruise on Lake Lugano as you absorb the majestic alpine scenery

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in eight locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 39 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your river ship*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • 12 nights luxury land accommodation

Map & Itinerary

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Europe Map EUECRS20 2018

Munich 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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights: Munich, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose between a culinary tour, the BMW Museum or Dachau Concentration Camp.


Enjoy a guided tour then later, select your sightseeing. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a traditional brauhaus.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Arrive at your luxurious spa retreat, Schloss Elmau.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose our dining experience at your hotel this evening.


Travel to Echelsbach Bridge for incredible views.

Stay: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Schloss Elmau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venture into Switzerland as you head towards the famous resort town of St Moritz.

Stay: St Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board your first-class journey aboard the Bernina Express. A particular highlight is the panoramic view as you descend the glaciers from Chur. Disembark in Italy's Tirano, then travel by coach to Lugano.

Stay: Two Nights: Lugano, Hotel Swiss Diamond

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing cruise on Lake Lugano as you absorb the majestic alpine scenery. This afternoon, ascend Mont Bre, which offers sensational views over Lugano.

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  • Breakfast

Traverse magnificent alpine scenery as you continue your journey to stunning Zermatt.

Stay: Two Nights: Zermatt, Hotel Monte Rosa or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a mountaineer and hear the tales of mountain climbing and see the one-of-a-kind cemetery for climbers.


Ride the Gornergrat Railway for sublime views of the towering Matterhorn.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

On the shores of Lake Geneva, see Chillon Castle, which was the inspiration behind Lord Byron's The Prisoner of Chillon. Continue to Gstaad, where you will arrive in time for afternoon tea at your iconic and luxurious hotel on the Schonried sun terrace.

Stay: Schonried Gstaad, Ermitage Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

See the beautiful alpine landscapes with stops in both Simmental and Interlaken on your way to Lucerne.

Stay: Three Nights: Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a former member of the Swiss Army.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, dine on Swiss fare at a folklore restaurant or dine at your hotel.


Tour Lucerne.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Cruise Lake Lucerne. Ride to the summit of Mt Pilatus, then return by gondola.

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  • Breakfast

Transfer to Basel to embark your ship for a Rhine River cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour the Black Forest Open-Air Museum. Alternatively, travel to Colmar and visit a wine cellar for a tasting, or enjoy a bicycle ride through the Rheinau woods.


Choose your sightseeing. Tonight, savour a Gala Welcome Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an afternoon with the friendly locals of Speyer and delightful in an afternoon tea at their homes.


This morning, explore the sights of Speyer or simply relax.

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

Choose from a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or sample Rhine Valley wines on your ship.


Select your preferred sightseeing inclusion.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Arrive in Andernach and tonight, enjoy an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle, including dinner in the ballroom accompanied by a piano recital.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Set off on a walking tour that includes Cochem Castle, perched on a hill overlooking the town. Or take a guided bicycle ride.


Arrive in Cochem and choose your sightseeing. Later, enjoy the stunning scenery of the Moselle Valley.

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

Tour Cologne's historic city centre, sample local beers and snacks during a walking tour, or perhaps embark on a bike ride.


Choose your sightseeing in Cologne.

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

Cruise Amsterdam’s canals, visit Zaanse Schans or enjoy a baking presentation on board. Perhaps visit Keukenhof Gardens during select spring departures.


Select your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Schloss Elmau

Be treated to this luxurious haven in the Bavarian Alps, which offers a range of activities, including wellness classes

Hotel Monte Rosa

The Seiler family has been welcoming guests to the majestic alpine setting of Hotel Monte Rosa for five generations

Ermitage Gstaad-Schonried

At this luxurious retreat, be prepared to capture breathtaking mountain views of the Bernese Oberland

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home