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Luxury

Grand Voyage of Europe with Bucharest & Transylvania

26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUGVCRBA26
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Cruise through the Iron Gates

Pass awe-inspiring natural wonders as you wind through the magnificent gorges of the Danube between Serbia and Romania.

Grand Empress Steam Train

Follow the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria on an imperial rail journey aboard the Grand Empress steam train (April to September).

Private concert at City Palace

Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 26 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in 10 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 70 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EUGVCRBA26 2021
Bucharest 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

Upon arrival in Bucharest you will be transferred to the hotel where you will join us for a welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights Bucharest, Radisson Blu Hotel

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  • Dinner

Set out on a guided exploration of Bucharest’s Old City this morning. The area has recently undergone a decade of refurbishments, transforming the city’s historic core into a vibrant, walkable quarter. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before a visit to the Palace of the Parliament. Started in 1984, and still unfinished, this enormous building was constructed under the command of former dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and has over 3,000 rooms.

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Travel to the Slănic mine, Europe’s largest salt mine. Descend 208 metres underground to discover some of the 14 rooms, as well as the Salt Museum. The pure air inside the mine is known for its respiratory healing effects. Later, continue to your hotel in Brașov.

Stay: Two Nights Brașov, Telerific Grand Hotel or Hotel Kronwell

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning will be spent exploring Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’. Perched atop a rocky hill overlooking the town of Bran, the castle’s striking orange turrets tower above a thick forest of trees in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. Wander through its many rooms and admire the 19th-century antiques before returning to Brașov for lunch. This afternoon, delve deeper into Brașov’s history on a walking tour.

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A visit to Peleș Castle awaits today, nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the town of Sinaia. This neo-Renaissance masterpiece was commissioned by Romania’s first king, Carol I, and took 40 years to build. Enjoy free time for lunch in Sinaia then travel to your ship in Giurgiu.

Stay: 21 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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In Veliko Târnovo, a local expert will guide you through this medieval city.

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Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Afterwards, travel to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress, located on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains.

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Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sheer mountains and the waters of the Danube River in Romania

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Get out and explore Novi Sad or call in on a local farmstead.


Choose your inclusion then this afternoon, explore Novi Sad at your leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa. Local handicrafts are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a paprika producer. Afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.


Today is all about your Signature Experience.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

The active may like to hike to Gellert Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walk through Budapest’s Great Market Hall. Alternatively, set out on an insightful tour of the Hospital in the Rock.


Today unfolds as you please.

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Piles of different coloured sweets in display in a market, Hungary

We have set aside a full day for you to explore more of this fascinating city.

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  • Lunch
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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Esztergom, set out on a guided tour to discover this picturesque town and its historic buildings. Then, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire as you board the Grand Empress steam train, bound for Budapest. See inside some of the ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s and be treated like royalty as you savour lunch on board. On arrival in Budapest, enjoy a glass of sparkling at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room – a rather fitting way to end this opulent journey. Later, return to your ship. Operates on all departures between April and September.


Start the day with a guided tour of Budapest. Later, sail towards Vienna.

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Take in Vienna’s Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, at the regal City Palace in the heart of Vienna, we are putting on an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

The 1,441-room Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens are a favourite. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active a ride a bike to Klosterneuburg Monastery.


Another day in this beautiful city presents new options.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure or take a bike tour along the river to Melk.


Whether you’re on a bike or on the ship, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley on the way to Melk, where you’ll explore Melk Abbey.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

From Linz, head to Salzburg to visit some of the incredible sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Or set off on into the Czech Republic, where Český Krumlov awaits. Either way, you will re-board your ship in the German town of Passau. Otherwise, cruise to Passau and enjoy time to explore.


Choose from our selection of Freedom of Choice experiences today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Explore Regensburg’s city centre or get active on a guided bike ride.


Choose your included sightseeing today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps embark on a journey through Nuremberg’s history, or keep fit with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.


Continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Today, you will set off on the activity of your choice.

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On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer. Otherwise, take it easy and relax on board.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Seize the day with a walk to the 18th-century palace, Würzburg Residence. Perhaps journey along Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg. Or meet the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-cooked morning tea is on the menu.


The day unfolds as you please, thanks to a choice of activities.

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Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided walking tour. Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own.

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Town set on the banks of a river, Germany

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Choose between a gondola ride or a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.


In Rüdesheim, choose your sightseeing. Later, cruise through the Rhine Valley to Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Namedy Castle for a morning tea and piano recital in the ballroom.


Cruise to Andernach and enjoy your Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to The Netherlands.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans - known for its windmills and specialty produce.


Arrive in Amsterdam, your final port of call. Set out on your selected experience. Tonight, celebrate the days that have just gone by with the captain’s farewell dinner.

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Sadly, your journey comes to an end. We say goodbye, then transfer you to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Ama Reina cruising along Rhine river

All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 21 nights aboard an all-inclusive Concerto river ship.

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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

Lady leaning on the balcony rail of the owners suite admiring the view.

Cruise in Luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

Virtual Tour

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.