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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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 26 destinations
  • Luxury dining a total of 70 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Four nights authentic land accommodation and 21 nights on a luxury river ship
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Discover all things Hungarian in the town of Kalocsa
  • Exclusive – Journey aboard the Grand Empress steam train to Esztergom (April to September departures)
  • Exclusive – Visit Vienna’s City Palace for a cocktail party and private classical concert

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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

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

Daily :
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

In Veliko Târnovo, a local expert will guide you through this medieval city. Uncover its rich history as you wander through the city’s cobbled lanes and fortified walls. Its centrepiece is the spectacular restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia, the medieval castle dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, venture to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains. You’ll also see the town’s unique rock formations.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Get out and explore Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city. Otherwise, call in on a local farmstead for a real dose of Vojvodinian culture – featuring traditional breakfast, music and freshly-made doughnuts.


Choose how you’d like to spend the day.

Daily :
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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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  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner
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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After dinner, head to the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and a performance by some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps pay a visit to the opulent Schönbrunn Palace, with its 1,441 rooms and perfectly manicured gardens. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, a beautiful 12th-century Augustinian monastery.


After your chosen activity this morning, we have arranged a special Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Choose to ride a bike through the Wachau Valley or cruise to Melk for a tour of Melk Abbey.


Explore the beautiful town of Dürnstein before choosing your activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Český Krumlov awaits. Both options conclude in Passau. Otherwise, cruise to Passau and enjoy time to explore at your leisure.


How your day unfolds is up to you with a number of activities on offer.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

In Regensburg, explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre or perhaps get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial.


Once again, enjoy the chance to personalise your day.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a guided walk through the Schwarzach Valley.


Set out on your preferred activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Embark on a walk to Würzburg Residence. Perhaps travel to the fairytale town of Rothenburg. Or meet the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-baked morning tea is on the menu.


Choose one of three touring options today.

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  • Dinner

Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure to explore on your own.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Town set on the banks of a river, Germany

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Cruise to Andernach for a Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to The Netherlands.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans. Otherwise, stay on board and relax and unwind.


Arrive into Amsterdam and set out on your chosen activity. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your journey draws to a conclusion today with a transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

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.