Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors.
Design your day to your own interests thanks to our Freedom of Choice inclusions
Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna
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
Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship.
Stay: 14 Nights, one of APT’s luxurious Concerto River ShipsDaily :
Take a canal cruise, visit Zaanse Schans or enjoy an onboard baking demonstration.
Explore Amsterdam your way, thanks to a range of activities on offer today. Come evening, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner on board.Daily :
In Andernach, you are treated to 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.
Tour Cologne and sample local beers and snacks on a walking tour.Daily :
In Rüdesheim, tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum 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. Your ship later docks at the town of Rüdesheim.Daily :
Sample local fare during a guided tour, take an onboard German language lesson or hike through a Franconian vineyard.
Spend the day in Miltenberg, where you may select from two activities.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 :
Explore Bamberg’s Old Town. Afterwards, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal.Daily :
A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.
Delve into Nuremberg’s history during today’s activity.Daily :
On a guided walking tour, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, learn the schuhplattler during a fun Bavarian dance lesson at a local beer haus. Another option is a gourmet walking tour. 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 :
Travel to Salzburg, where a city tour takes you to several sights from Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music. Enjoy lunch here, before taking in a traditional Krampus mask show, a local Christmas custom. Afterwards, travel to Linz to re-board your ship. Alternatively, embark on a walking tour of Passau, then board your ship and cruise to Linz.
Select from a two activities here today.Daily :
Set out on a guided tour of Melk Abbey or join a local guide for a town tour.
Disembark in Melk and set out on your chosen activity. Later, your ship cruises to Dürnstein where you will enjoy some free time to explore.Daily :
Tonight, visit the family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace and attend an exclusive cocktail reception and a private festive concert.
Today, enjoy a special festive guided tour of Vienna. Walk through the beautifully decorated city centre and enjoy a stop at the charming Christmas markets at City Hall. Here, sample spiced wine and gingerbread before free time to browse the market. Later, take in an enchanting Christmas recital in a local church.Daily :
Embark on a horse and carriage ride through Vienna, taking in the city's beautiful Christmas decorations. Alternatively, enjoy an onboard baking demonstration on how to make the perfect Christmas cookies. Or perhaps erhaps 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.
Tailor your second day in Vienna with a choice of activities.Daily :
Travel to Schönbrunn Palace for a guided tour before free time to explore the famous Christmas market right in front of the palace. Afterwards, see how traditional apple strudel is prepared at the Residenz Café.Daily :
Farewell your ship and travel to Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, where you will stop for a walking tour where you will learn about the city’s time under Communist rule. Continue on to Hungary, and check in to your hotel at the country’s capital.
Stay: Two Nights, Kempinski BudapestDaily :
Join a local guide for a tour of Budapest. Among many highlights, you’ll see Heroes’ Square and the superb Fisherman’s Bastion. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.Daily :
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.
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